St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office news release for Sept. 3-9

Posted September 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported investigations are continuing on several reports taken by deputies during the past week.

Stolen vehicle recovered near Rockville

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office recovered a stolen vehicle from property located near SW 150 and SW 230 Road near Rockville owned by Kevin Clark.

Clark stated he was hanging a deer stand on his property and noticed a white truck on the other side of the creek. A deputy arrived on scene and Clark showed where the vehicle was located. The deputy noticed several trees knocked down and the vehicle deep in the woods an estimated 100 yards from the road. A check of the vehicle revealed the vehicle was a 2005 Ford one-ton truck with a utility bed stolen from Harrisonville in Cass County on Sept. 1. The vehicle was towed by Cross Towing with no hold. There are no suspects and the investigation is continuing.

Property damage and theft at Crow’s Crossing boat ramp

On Sunday, Sept. 8, a report was taken from Stan Burris, Osceola, in reference to someone breaking in his truck and stealing items. Burris reported he parked his vehicle at the Crow’s Crossing boat ramp at 7 a.m. and returned at 10 a.m. and noticed the passenger side window was broken out. Money was reported missing from the truck along with the insurance card and garage door opener. There are no suspects and the investigation is continuing.

Tampering with a motor vehicle report

On Sunday, Sept. 8, a report was taken from George Bellis, Lowry City, in reference to his vehicle being tampered with on the side of a gravel road near Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on SE 75 Road near Hwy. 82. Bellis stated he parked his vehicle to put up a deer stand. He said he locked the doors and left the driver’s side window down approximately one and-a-half inches.

While putting up the stand, he noticed three individuals park near his vehicle. He stated one person walked to his vehicle, put their hand through the window, opened the door and got in. Another individual was seen getting inside the passenger side of the vehicle. Bellis said he yelled and asked what they were doing. He heard a gunshot and the individuals ran back to their vehicle and fled.

Bellis gave chase and the vehicle stopped. He asked the individuals what they were doing inside his vehicle, but they denied getting inside of it. Bellis gave the information from the vehicle to law enforcement and signed a request for prosecution. The investigation is continuing.

Gates reported missing

On Monday, Sept. 9, a report was taken from Roger Gurley, Lowry City, in reference to two gates missing from his property on NW 151 Road between NW 1100 Road and NW 1270 Road. Gurley stated he noticed them missing on Aug. 19. He noted the gates were mounted to metal posts and described them as red and approximately 14-foot long. The investigation is continuing.

Warrant arrests

On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Desiaree Moore, 30, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a probation revocation warrant. Moore was charged with burglary in the second degree, a class C felony, in May 2011. In February 2012, she pled guilty and received a suspended imposition of sentence. She was placed on supervised probation for five years and ordered to pay restitution. Bond was set at $2,000 cash only.

On Friday, Sept. 6, Jerry Eaton, 41, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for commitment to serve sentence. On July 1, Easton was sentenced to serve three days in the St. Clair County Jail after pleading guilty to a class C felony of unlawfully possessing a firearm in November 2012. Eaton was issued no bond and ordered to serve the sentence.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Sean Cretel, 40, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on a misdemeanor warrant for driving while suspended from Johnson County. Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.

On Monday, Sept. 9, Thomas Edward, 63, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license in Aug. 2010. Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.