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09/14/2014

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office News Release for Sept. 8-14, 2014

    St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies were busy with a variety of calls for service during the week of Sept. 8-14. Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies seized drugs and money after a high speed chase, made several warrant arrests and took reports of burglary, stealing and fraud during the week.

Burglary at Jim Rush building

    On Sept. 13, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Jim Rush building on Highway 13, Osceola, in reference to a burglary. Darrell Reach, a friend Jim Rush, the owner of the building, reported he arrived at the property and noticed there was no lock on the gate and the inside lights were not working. A check of the breaker box found wires had been cut.
    Reach noted several items belonging to him and members of the Rush family were missing from the building. Items stolen from Reach included a 12 volt battery, 12 volt battery charger, two  Motorguide trolling motors, and a metal rudder. The value of the items was estimated at $1,250. A pop-up camping trailer valued at $4,000 and several kitchen appliances were also reported stolen from the building. Several pieces of evidence were located at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

ATV stolen from NW 600 Road

    On Sept. 13, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on NW 600 Road, Osceola. Russell James reported a 1996 Honda Fourtrax ATV was missing from his barn. He noted the ATV had a milk crate attached to it with several tools and other items inside. The estimated value of the ATV was $1,200.The estimated value of the tools and other items totaled $365. The investigation is continuing.

Traffic stop leads to felony warrant arrest

Russell Quinn

    On Sept. 12, Russell Quinn, 37, Kansas City, was arrested following a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy. During the stop it was learned Quinn driver’s license was revoked and he had an outstanding felony Clay County warrant for a similar charge with a bond of $10,000 cash or surety. Quinn was issued a citation and transported to the St. Clair County Jail and booked in on the warrant.

8.5 pounds of meth and over $75,000
seized after high speed chase

Carlos Moreno

    On Sept. 11, Carlos Moreno, 27, Kansas City, Ks., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A felony of trafficking in drugs/attempted trafficking in drugs in the second degree. Bond is set at $300,000 cash only.
    The charge stems from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours the same day when an Osceola Police Department (OPD) officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a black SUV and it failed to yield. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 13 and turned around at Highway T and started traveling northbound on Highway 13. A St. Clair County deputy was in position on Highway 13 and SE 50 Road and deployed a spike strip. The vehicle ran over the strip on the driver’s side and continued northbound on Highway 13 eventually driving on the vehicle’s rim. The OPD officer and the deputy continued in their attempt to stop the vehicle that was traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The vehicle continued on Highway 13 through Clinton and then northbound on Highway 7. The vehicle stopped after it rolled over on Highway 7 near Urich and the OPD officer took Moreno into custody.
    During the investigation, law enforcement officials located multiple packages wrapped in cellophane inside the vehicle. The estimated weight of the packages totaled four kilos or 8.5 pounds. The contents of the packages field tested positive for methamphetamine. Over $75,000 in cash was also seized during the investigation.
    Agencies involved with the investigation included OPD, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Two vehicles reported stolen

    On Sept. 11, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of two stolen vehicles on SE Division Road, Osceola. Michael Crawford reported a 2000 Ford Explorer and a 2004 GMC Envoy were stolen from his driveway. Later the same day, the 2004 GMC Envoy was located on near a bridge on SE V Highway. Evidence was located inside the vehicle and the investigation is ongoing.

Fishing poles stolen

    On Sept. 10, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Gary Bray in reference to someone breaking into his house on SE 1141 Road, Osceola. Bray reported 10 fishing poles were missing from inside the living room of the residence. A suspect was named and the investigation is ongoing.

Fraud report

    On Sept. 10, a St. Clair County deputy took a fraud report from Jamie Vinje, Appleton City. Vinje reported her debit card number was used to make purchases and pay bills without her permission. Vinje stated the unauthorized charges total $326.26. The investigation is ongoing.

    Sheriff Scott Keeler urges those with any information on these or any other cases to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Other warrant arrests

Howard Hughes

    On Sept. 12, Howard Hughes, 66, Kingsville and formally Appleton City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of domestic assault-first degree and passing a bad check. Total bond was set at $800 cash only.  The warrants were issued in July 2013.

Kimberly Balthrope

    On Sept. 11, Kimberly Balthrope, 46, Appleton City, was arrested in St. Clair County on a felony Bates County warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety and a court date of Oct. 22 was given.

Michael Rapue

    On Sept. 10, Michael Rapue, 25, Lamar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a class D felony charge of first degree property damage. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only and a court date of Oct. 17 was issued in the case. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 9, when deputies responded to a burglary in progress at the Riley Harris residence on DeLaporte Street, Collins. Rapue was found in Harris’ garage throwing items out of a boat. Rapue admitted he was under the influence of methamphetamine, cocaine, and was drinking the night before.

Jason Brewer

 

    On Sept. 9, Jason Brewer, 29, Weaubleau, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Henry County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge. Bond was set at $812.50 cash only. 

Donald Wareham

  On Sept. 9, Donald Wareham, 56, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with unlawful use of a weapon, a class D felony. The warrant was issued on Sept. 8. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
    The charge stems from an incident on Aug. 20 when St. Clair County deputies responded to Appleton City in reference to a report of a man pulling a gun on a woman and her son. Sheila Prater reported Wareham was yelling at her son and pointed a shotgun at him. Prater explained she walked over to tell Wareham to put it away and he pulled the shotgun on her. During the investigation a loaded shotgun matching the description was located and seized from Wareham.

Lucas Spies

    On Sept. 9, Lucas Spies, 19, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a probation violation for an original charge of burglary-second degree, a class C felony. The warrant was issued on Sept. 4. Bond is set at $689.50 cash only.

Thomas Ostrander

    On Sept. 9, Thomas Ostrander, 31, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a probation violation for an original charge of driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor. The warrant was issued on June 4. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

Crack down on child restraint violations

    The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement agencies September 14-20 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week law enforcement campaign to crack down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children. Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4’9” tall.
    Vehicle accidents are the number one killer of children and nearly 73-percent of all child restraints are not used correctly. Sheriff Scott Keeler said regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

Drug take back event scheduled for Sept. 27

    The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will host a free prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sheriff Scott Keeler explained the event will allow the public to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.
    Participants can bring prescription medications, pills, or tablets in original plastic containers to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, 360 Chestnut Street, Osceola, Mo. Participants are urged to remove personal information from prescription labels. Items that will not be accepted include liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
    “This service is an opportunity; put on by the sheriff’s office, to help prevent pill abuse, theft, as well as ensuring the prescription drugs are disposed of properly,” said Sheriff Keeler.

 

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