Sikeston police offering reward for information on patrol car damage

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SIKESTON, Mo. -- A reward is being offered for information about those responsible for damaging a Sikeston Department of Public Safety vehicle.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police were attempting to address several disorderly juveniles in the area of Ruth and Coleman streets, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer.

"Police were in the process of dealing with a several disturbances and a number of teens violating the city's juvenile curfew ordinance when the property damage occurred," McMillen said in a news release.

The K-9 officer was on foot and approaching the teens when he heard the rear window of his patrol unit shatter. The crowd around the patrol car ran off in several directions after the rock was thrown through the glass.

According to McMillen, the group was allegedly partly responsible for at least one disturbance on South West Street about 20 minutes before.

With the matter obviously escalating, a police "all call" was initiated bringing numerous officers to the area to deal with the crowd.

Thirteen people were arrested.

McMillen said a $100 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party. Contact police at 573-471-4711 or call the CrimeStoppers Hot Line at 573-471-1500.

Pertinent address:

Ruth Street and Coleman Street, Sikeston, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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