Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies made three warrant arrests and took reports of property damage, stealing, and burglary during the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 7.
Stolen jewelry reported in Lowry City
On Nov. 6, a St. Clair County deputy took a report regarding stolen jewelry on North Griswald Street, Lowry City. Brenda Thomas stated she noticed several pieces of jewelry missing from her jewelry box next to her bed. The items missing include a class ring, wedding band, and diamond engagement ring. All were 18k gold. Thomas also reported an Elgin wrist watch with a gold and silver band, a pair of half carat diamond stud earrings set in gold, and a pair of one carat diamond stud earrings set in silver missing. The total value of the missing jewelry was estimated $4,850.00. The report was forwarded to the Lowry City Police Department for further investigation.
Property damage and stealing reported on NE 951 Road
On Nov. 6, a St. Clair County deputy took a report in reference to a theft and property damage on NE 951 Road, Lowry City. Joseph Smith reported a Cuddie Back trail camera was stolen. Smith also reported a window to his garage was broken out. The damage and value of the item was estimated at $200. A suspect was identified and the camera was recovered, A suspect was taken into custody and later released pending a formal charge.
Burglary reported on NE 450 Road
On Nov. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on NE 450 Road, Osceola. George Harper reported someone entered his residence and shop building and stole a skill saw, two tires, and two wheels from a vehicle parked in his field. A suspect was identified and later located. The skill saw was recovered and the suspect was taken into custody and later released pending a formal charge.
Stealing reported from March
On Oct. 31, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Charles Yoss, Appleton City, in reference to stealing that occurred in March. Yoss explained a female that was living with him stole several items including $90 cash, Oakley sunglasses, Kansas City Chiefs coat, bolt cutters, and miscellaneous knives. The total value of the items was estimated at $330.
Property damage reported on NE 450 Road
On Oct. 31, a St. Clair County deputy took a report in reference to property damage on NE 450 Road, Osceola. Lois Lyke reported a bullet hole was found in the wind turbine on her dairy barn. She stated dead robins have also been found on her property.
The investigations in these cases are ongoing. Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information should contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Reaves- On Nov. 5, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Paul Reaves, 52, Collins, on a Hickory County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended/revoked. Bond is set at $250 cash only.
Michelle Terrell- On Nov. 3, Michelle Terrell, 38, Bolivar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant at the St. Clair County jail on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony burglary-second degree. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
The charge stems from an incident on June 29 when St. Clair County deputies were called to South 17th Street, Collins, in reference to a burglary in progress. During the investigation it was learned Terrell and Troy Osborn unlawfully entered a residence. The homeowner, Kimberly Aldridge, arrived at home and found Osborn and Terrell inside her residence. There was evidence several items were gone through in the residence.
Velda Sue Motley- On Oct. 31, Velda Sue Motley, 62, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony receiving stolen property. The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation that started on Oct. 25 when a deputy took a stealing report on NE 276 Road. John White reported a trail cam, Stihl weed eater, and a Stihl Farm Boss chainsaw missing from his property. The total value of the items was estimated at $855.
During further investigation on Oct. 28, the weed eater and chainsaw were recovered. Information was learned Motley dropped an individual off on NE 276 Road and the person returned with the chainsaw, weed eater, and a game camera. Motley attempted to sell the items and was asked for proof of ownership. Fake bills of sale were made and the chainsaw and weedeater were sold for $220. Motley stated the money was given to the individual in exchange for methamphetamine.
Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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