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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
Armed suspect seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting (02/28/15)
An aggravated assault suspect was seriously injured in a police-involved shooting Saturday morning. James Wilkins, 28, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after the shooting, which occurred about 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Town House Inn, 505 N. Kingshighway...
Coroner's jury to be called in Carter County shooting death (02/27/15)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- A coroner's jury will be convened to look into the circumstances of the weekend death of a Carter County man who was shot and killed in his Eastwood-area home. The Carter County Sheriff's Department received a call at about 1:35 a.m. Friday from a woman near Eastwood requesting an ambulance for a family member, Sheriff Rick Stephens said earlier...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/27/15 (02/27/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Jasimane D. Flennoy, 23, of Lilbourn was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Tristan M.J. Amann, 19, 6801 State Highway 25, was arrested on suspicion of assault, resisting arrest, and minor in possession of alcohol...
Two indicted men appear in Cape court (02/26/15)
Two Poplar Bluff, Missouri, men made their initial appearancees in federal court Wednesday in Cape Girardeau after a grand jury recently indicted them. Danny Ray Reed Sr., 57, of the 800 block of Kinzer Street, and Jeremy Robert Paul Ellis, 36, of the 300 block of West Neat Street, were arrested Tuesday afternoon at their homes by members of several law enforcement agencies...
Cape Girareau police report 2/26/15 (02/26/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Timothy F. Stewart, 62, of Granite City, Illinois, was arrested on a Madison County warrant for driving without a license. n Yasir A.A. Alsherhri, 24, 721 First St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for no license and improper registration...
Monia waives preliminary hearing, will appear again March 9 (02/25/15)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of defrauding nine people of more than $560,000 appeared in court Thursday in Cape Girardeau County. Keith Monia, who is charged with several counts of financial exploitation of the elderly, theft by deceit and forgery, waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Robert Barney, who is filling in for Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/25/15 (02/25/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Alisha D. Snider, 37, 514 S. Middle St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear. n Isom O. Winters, 42, 426 N. Frederick St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for contempt of court for failure to pay fines; and was arrested on a Missouri Probation and Parole warrant for parole violation...
Two Cape officers injured during altercation (02/24/15)
Two Cape Girardeau police officers were injured during an altercation with a suspect Sunday. Officers Orrin Hawkins and Shane Bourbon were responding to a call of a domestic disturbance at a vehicle parked on the south shoulder of William Street near Waterworks,...
Cape juvenile faces pot charges after traffic stop (02/23/15)
A Cape Girardeau man is facing drug charges following a Sunday traffic stop. Just after 11 p.m. Sunday, an officer was following a gold Chrysler 300 when he noticed the license plate cover was tinted darkly enough to make the plate difficult to read, according to a probable-cause statement. ...
Perryville man charged with assault in year-old case (02/23/15)
A Perryville, Missouri, man is facing assault charges in connection with a year-old case involving the son of a former Perryville police chief. Jordan A. McRoberts, 21, was charged Thursday with two counts of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, after a February 2014 altercation with two brothers, Arnold and Allan Dodds, online court records show...
Crime numbers fall in Cape Girardeau, county (02/22/15)
With cities across the country erupting in shootings, protests and assaults last year, it might have seemed like there was no safe haven from violence. However, just-released crime statistics for Missouri and the local region tell a different story...
No one harmed in Cape convenience store robbery (02/22/15)
A suspect was in custody after an early morning robbery Saturday at a Cape Girardeau convenience store. Sgt. Adam Glueck with the Cape Girardeau Police Department said the robbery happened shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday at Amerimart, 1320 W. Cape Rock Drive. No weapon was seen at the time, though the alleged robber claimed to have one, Glueck said...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/22/15 (02/22/15)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Jacob A. Canoy, 23, of Marble Hill, Missouri, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for improper lane usage. n Zachary T. Hager, no age given, homeless, was arrested on a parole violation warrant...
Man sentenced to 20 years for strangling girlfriend (02/20/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The boyfriend of an Arkansas woman was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison Tuesday afternoon for her May 19 strangulation death at a downtown Poplar Bluff apartment building. Circuit Judge Michael Gardner sentenced Jeremy Allen Winkle "to just what we agreed to," said Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Cape man arraigned on murder charges in Wayne County (02/20/15)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man accused of killing another man and leading authorities on an extensive search earlier this month made his first appearance Thursday in a Wayne County courtroom. Wayne County Circuit Clerk Darren Garrison said Michael Burkman, 47, appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Randy Schuller and was arraigned Thursday morning on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action...
Map database
Find out where crime happens in Cape Girardeau
Our interactive crime database features a map that shows you where police have received reports of crime in Cape Girardeau. Click below to access the map.
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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