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01/02/2018

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2017

 

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2017

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests, took a report of stealing, a fraud report, and a property damage report during the week of Dec. 25-Jan. 1, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

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Michael Harless

            Michael Harless- On Jan. 1, Michael Harless, 44, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County on a Barry County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $1000 cash only.
            The Barry County warrant is for an original charge of passing a bad check-$500 or more on Aug. 24, 2015.
           

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Michelle Niederklopfer

            Michelle Niederklopfer- On Jan. 1, Michelle Niederklopfer, 45, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A felony of trafficking drugs or attempt- first degree, a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, and a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $30,000 cash only.
            The arrest stems from a Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force investigation on Dec. 31, 2017.
           

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Melanie Piers

          Melanie Piers- On Jan. 1, Melanie Piers, 27, Weaubleau, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A felony of trafficking drugs or attempt- first degree, a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, and a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $30,000 cash only.
           The arrest stems from a Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force investigation on Dec. 31, 2017.
           

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Brittany Jones

           Brittany Jones- On Dec. 29, Brittany Jones, 21, Hollister, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D misdemeanor of failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $250 cash only.
           The warrant stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Aug. 17, 2017.
           

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Christopher Mood

        Christopher Mood- On Dec. 28, Christopher Mood, 35, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony of assault in the second degree. Bond is set at $17,500 cash or surety.
        The arrest stems from a St. Clair County investigation into a domestic disturbance where Mood struck the victim in the back of the head with a baseball bat. 
           

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Michael Salisbury

        Michael Salisbury Sr.- On Dec. 28, Michael Salisbury, 55, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy during a traffic stop for  a class D felony of possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Salisbury was booked and released pending formal charges.
           The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over the vehicle Salisbury was driving for speeding and a vehicle violation. After being questioned, Salisbury turned over the pipe he had in his coat pocket. A search of the vehicle revealed a vile with a crystal like substance. The pipe and vile did test positive 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.
                                                                  Stealing in Lowry City

            On Dec. 30, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to 6870 NE private Rd. 969 in Lowry City for stealing from a camper and several out buildings.
            Upon arrival, Ronald Begeman met the deputy in the driveway. After speaking with Begeman, he stated that someone had broken into his fifth wheel camper, damaging the door, window and screen window. The deputy walked over to the camper and inspected the door. The door and the door frame had signs of forced entry, with visible tool marks. The glass on the window was broken out. Glass what scattered on the outside of the camper to the right of the steps. The screen had a small tear in it.
            Begeman stated someone had taken a large amount of plumbing and electrical supplies from his shed on the south side of the property. He also stated that more items were taken from where his boat was sitting, two deep cycle batteries unknown make/model, one cranking battery unknown make/model, one fully loaded tackle box, a battery charger, and five to six sets of rod/reel combos.
             Evidence was collected from the scene and a request for prosecution was filled out.

                                                                  Fraud in Appleton City

            On Dec. 29, a St. Clair County detective met with Gerald Fennewald at the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office in reference to fraud from his bank account.
            Fennewald stated he believed that his ex-girlfriend had forged his signature on checks being withdrawn from his account. Fennewald got copies of his bank account transactions and showed them to the detective. Total amount of money in question is $1675.89.
            Fennewald filled out a request for prosecution.

                                                               Damage to Property in Lowry City

            On Dec. 29, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to 10355 NE C Highway in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Janice Bilderback. She stated sometime after 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2017, someone had drove down her driveway from the north traveling south and ran over a wooden sign post and sign located in her yard. Bilderback showed the deputy the sign and post along with a piece of black plastic from a vehicle.
            The deputy photographed the scene and collected the plastic piece. A part number was located on the back of the plastic piece. An internet search of the part came back as the front right fog light delete cover for a 2005-2007 Ford Fusion.              
            Bilderback filled out and signed a request for prosecution form. Bilderback valued the damage at $180.00.            
            The deputy looked around the area and could see a smaller gray vehicle setting at the neighbor’s residence and drove over to the residence. The deputy had dispatch check the Missouri license number for the owner of the vehicle. The vehicle checked back to Staci L. Devall on a 2005 Ford Fusion. The deputy noticed the vehicle was missing the same piece of plastic that was located in at the Bilderback’s.  He also noticed a white line on the front bumper that looked to be where the vehicle had hit something in the same area where the plastic was missing. Photographs were taken of the front of the vehicle for evidence. The deputy went to the residence and attempted to make contact with the owner of the vehicle with negative contact.

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

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