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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Unsolved cases
Unsolved cases: Bonnie Huffman
The smoking gun is made of plastic. An unnamed witness who claims to know what happened that night is afraid to talk. And the physical evidence is long gone. The question of who killed Bonnie Huffman, a pretty young schoolteacher whose body was discovered 55 years ago in an overgrown drainage ditch in Cape Girardeau County, has been hailed as one of Missouri's most baffling unsolved murder mysteries...
Unsolved cases: Cheryl Scherer
Scherer, a 19-year-old whose family lived on a farm in old Illmo, Mo., was abducted 30 years ago during an apparent robbery of the Rhodes Pump-Ur-Own-Service station where she worked on Main Street in Scott City. It was late morning on April 17, 1979, when Scherer was working, and had just called her mother, Olevia Scherer, to chat, inquiring about what was for dinner...
Case files
Case files: Timothy W. Krajcir
Name: Timothy W. Krajcir Age: 64 Current location: Stateville Correctional Center, Stateville, Ill. Born: Eastern Pennsylvania Crimes: Arrested: Dec. 10, 2008 Convicted: April 4, 2008 Sentence: 13 life sentences Prior criminal history: Rape, child molestation...
Case files: Russell Earl Bucklew
Russell Earl Bucklew Age: 41 Location: Missouri Department of Corrections: Potosi Correctional Center Sentence: Death plus 60 years Charges: first-degree murder, forcible rape, burglary, kidnapping, armed criminal action Victim: Michael L. Sanders, killed March 21, 1996...
Fallen officers
Donald Henry Crittendon: Patrol officer Age: 24 Date of death: March 21, 1961 Badge number: 23 Crittendon died of wounds he sustained during a gun battle that occurred less than two hours before his resignation as a Cape Girardeau officer would have become effective...
Headlines
No leads reported in drive-by shooting (06/30/15)
No suspects are in custody after a Cape Girardeau woman was seriously injured during an apparent drive-by shooting Monday. At 2:46 p.m. Monday, the Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to 401 S. Hanover St., said Cape Girardeau police spokesman Sgt. Adam Glueck. The victim was sitting on the porch at the time of the shooting...
Oran man accused of stealing from storage units (06/30/15)
An Oran, Missouri, man was arrested and charged with stealing Friday. James K. Aurelio, 38, has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of theft under $500. The Scott County Sheriff's Office received reports last week of thefts from storage units near Oran, with laminate flooring and power tools being the primary items stolen...
Woman seriously hurt in drive-by shooting (06/30/15)
A Cape Girardeau woman was injured seriously Monday after being shot in the head during an apparent drive-by shooting in front of 401 S. Hanover St., according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Sgt. Adam Glueck, a spokesman for the department, said police were sent to the residence at 2:46 p.m. The victim was sitting on the porch at the time of the shooting, he said...
Slain-man call in Jackson turns out to be false alarm (06/29/15)
An emergency call brought Jackson police, a SWAT team and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to a home Sunday night in uptown Jackson. A man called police and said a man had been killed inside a residence at the 500 block of Nellie Street. But when police arrived, the only person inside was a woman who said she had no idea what was going on...
Man accused of copper-wire theft in Perry County (06/28/15)
A Desloge, Missouri, man is facing charges after allegedly stealing copper at an Perry County business. James E. Mahurin, 42, has been charged with second-degree burglary, theft of wire/electrical transformer or other device/pipe, first-degree trespassing, attempted theft wire/electrical transformer or other device/pipe and two counts of first-degree property damage...
Man convicted of sodomy with child commits suicide (06/28/15)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Missouri, man convicted of statutory sodomy Thursday later took his own life. A jury deliberated over three hours Thursday before finding Shannon Mouser, 40, guilty of one count of first degree statutory sodomy for having deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years of age at a residence in Scott County between March 16, 2003, to Dec. 1, 2004...
Sikeston man accused of sex crimes with a 12-year-old (06/28/15)
A Sikeston, Missouri,was arrested and charged with sexual crimes involving a child. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Zachary Caleb Neal, 23, of Sikeston is charged with first-degree statutory sodomy and enticement of a child. Walter said an investigation revealed Neal met the 12-year-old victim through a social media website. Sexually-focused Internet conversations led to Neal meeting the victim at the child's residence, and Walter said Neal had sexual contacts with the child...
Cape man found guilty of child molestation (06/28/15)
A Cape Girardeau man was found guilty Friday on two counts of first-degree child molestation. A jury of nine men and three women found Brendon Max, 29, guilty after an hour of deliberation, according to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh...
Burglary suspect arrested Friday at Cape motel (06/28/15)
A Cape Girardeau man wanted for failure to appear on burglary, theft and property-damage charges was arrested early Friday evening. David Rains, 35, was taken into custody without incident, SWAT commander Lt. John Davis said. Narcotics officers received information Friday that Rains was at the Holiday Lodge Motel and Apartments at 1918 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, Davis said. Officers arrived on the scene about 5:45 p.m., and Rains was arrested without a fight...
Man wanted for alleged sodomy arrested Friday (06/28/15)
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested early Friday morning on a warrant for statutory sodomy. Stanley T. Oakley, 30, was arrested about 4:30 a.m. by the Cape Girardeau Police Department, according to an email from Sgt. Adam Glueck. A juvenile victim and her mother reported in April that the girl, who is younger than 17, allegedly "agreed to and engaged in a sexual act with Oakley," Glueck said in an earlier email...
Murder suspect indicted on additional charges (06/26/15)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Missouri, man facing murder charges also has been indicted on charges of assault on a law-enforcement officer and armed criminal action. William Henry Applewhite III, 28, allegedly assaulted three officers at the Scott County Jail in May...
Local man being sought on sodomy charge (06/26/15)
A warrant has been issued for a Cape Girardeau man charged with statutory sodomy. Stanley T. Oakley, 30, is being sought after an incident reported by a juvenile victim and her mother in April, according to an email from Sgt. Adam Glueck of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Sikeston man accused of sex crimes against child (06/26/15)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Missouri, man faces charges of sex-related crimes involving a child. Terry Allen Lewis, 35, is charged with two counts of statutory sodomy, child molestation in the first degree and two counts of sexual misconduct. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said investigators began working with the Scott County Children's Division after receiving information Lewis had sex-related contact with a female relative. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/26/15 (06/26/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. n Jason M. Kirby, 22, of Jackson was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated and exhibition driving. n Justin R. Depauw, 38, 101 S. Pacific St., was arrested on a Miner, Missouri, warrant for failure to appear...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/25/15 (06/25/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Demetrius E. Robinson, 23, 610 Boxwood Drive, was arrested on two Cape Girardeau warrants for probation violation. n A juvenile was cited into juvenile court for missing/being a runaway...

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Cape Girardeau Police Department makes many changes in 150 years since creation
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Cape Girardeau Police Department in 1859, when it consisted of a captain, a lieutenant and six officers. Since then, the department, now made up of 75 officers, has gone through a number of changes, including in its staff size, headquarters and role in the community...
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