Nov. 16 – St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Truman Road in reference to a burglary.
Upon arrival the deputy spoke with Roy Mart. Mart stated he had placed some money inside of an envelope. Mart stated when he went to check on his money, he noticed his papers had been moved and his money was missing. Mart stated $1,700 was missing.
Mart named James Schmutz as a person of interest. Schmutz lived with Mart for approximately seven months and may have known where he kept the money hidden. Mart stated he had recently kicked Schmutz out of the house due to Schmutz’s drug usage. Mart stated Schmutz may also still have a key to the residence.
Mart stated the last time he saw the money was on Nov 14.
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Nov. 20-27, 2017
Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests, took a stealing report, a stolen vehicle report, and recovered a stolen vehicle during the week of Nov. 20-27, 2017.
Nov. 20 – Cody Franklin, 28, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy during a traffic stop on a Greene County warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.
Nov. 21 – Salomon Fregoso, 30, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor domestic assault in the fourth degree. Fregoso was booked and released pending formal charges.
The arrest stems from an investigation into a domestic assault at 102 Goodrich Dr. in which Melissa Fregoso claimed that Salomon Fregoso tried to forcefully remove their infant son from her arms.
Nov. 23 – Matthew Guzman, 42, Kansas City, was arrested during a traffic stop for a warrant from Clay County charging him with a misdemeanor of non support. The Cass County warrant is for a felony probation violation. Total bond is set at $17,939 cash only.
The arrest comes from a traffic stop, where Guzman was a passenger in the vehicle. A record check showed he had outstanding warrants from Clay County and Cass County.
Nov. 23 – Oriana Lee, 26, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $12,500.
The warrant comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy. During the stop, Lee stated to the deputy, there was a glass methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, the glass pipe and small baggies of methamphetamines were found.
Nov. 25 – Joseph Figgins, 63, Marionville, was arrested on a misdemeanor D possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Figgins was booked and released pending formal charges.
The arrest comes from a traffic stop, which Figgins was a passenger. It was found that Figgins had a baggie of marijuana hidden in his pants.
Nov. 27 – Micky Kottwitz, 42, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Kottwitz was booked and released pending formal charges.
The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over a vehicle for traffic violations. The driver gave the deputy consent to search the vehicle. The passenger, Kottwitz, admitted to having methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on his person.
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
Nov. 21 – a St. Clair County deputy arrived at the Dollar General store in Lowry City in reference to a stealing complaint. The deputy spoke with employees of the store about the incident. They stated they saw three white adult females and one juvenile white female removing products from the store. One female is described as having red hair.
The females exited the store and got into Chevrolet Suburban.
Video evidence was collected from the scene and a request for prosecution was signed.
Stolen Vehicle Recovered in St. Clair County
Nov. 22 – While patrolling south on U HWy, a St. Clair County deputy noticed a red pickup truck parked in the grass on the east side of the road. A check of the vehicle showed that it was reported stolen out of Polk County.
Polk County Sheriff’s office was notified and the vehicle was taken custody of by a tow company.
Stolen Vehicle from Osceola
Nov. 22, St. Clair County deputies arrived at NE U Highway in reference to a stolen vehicle.
Deputies spoke with Billy Wood II. He advised that at approximately 7:50 p.m. he noticed his vehicle missing from his driveway. He stated that he had just purchased the vehicle from his father and had yet to register it. The title for the vehicle was in it when it was stolen. Wood stated it was a 1991 Chevrolet pickup, red and silver in color with possible damage to the driver’s side rear bumper.
A suspect was named and a request for prosecution was signed.
Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Clair County Sheriff’s office News Updates Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017
Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made two arrests, took two stealing reports and a shoplifting report during the week of Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017.
Dec. 1 – Melvin Lee, 52, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the fourth degree. Lee was booked and released pending formal charges.
The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy responded to NE 151 Rd. in Osceola after a report of a domestic assault in progress. When the deputy arrived at the scene, Lee was walking towards the deputy in his driveway.
The deputy spoke with the female subject at the house. She stated that Lee and her always argue towards the end of the month, but this time was worse. She stated, this time, Lee had hit her.
Stealing in Appleton City
Nov. 27 – a St. Clair County deputy was advised by the St. Clair County Communications Division of a call for service in reference to a theft.
The deputy made contact via the phone to the victim, Adam Strope. Strope said between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2017, and 9:30 a.m. of Nov. 26, 2017, three of nine trail cameras were stolen from his property off of Hwy H south of Hwy O.
Strope said the cameras were in the woods on his property. The cameras missing are a Bushnell trail camera and the second was a Browning trail camera. Total value of the cameras is $315.
Strope stated there was also a camera missing that the Missouri Conservation owned. Both parties involved desired prosecution.
Stealing in Lowry City
Nov. 28 – a St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General in Lowry City in reference to stealing.
Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the assistant manager. She stated that she was working behind the register and watched a male subject giving hand signals to two females outside of the store. The assistant manager said she then noticed two females jump into a gold colored Ford Thunderbird and leave.
The assistant manager stated she went outside and looked at the clothing rack and noticed four or five heavy sweaters, and three child size outfits missing.
The assistant manager described one female as having blonde hair, wearing a tank top and sweater. The second female has red hair and glasses, wearing a brown and red long sleeve top.
Estimated value of items is $62.50.
Shoplifting in Appleton City
Nov. 30 – A St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General Store on Fourth Street, Appleton City, in reference to a shoplifting in progress.
The deputy was advised that three juvenile females had left the store and were walking west towards the park.
The deputy made contact with a store employee who stated that three female juveniles were in the store around the makeup and the headphones. The store employee stated that he watched the video surveillance footage and observed that the juveniles were stuffing products into a jacket.
The employee stated that all three juveniles went into the bathroom at the same time and one returned to the bathroom to get her coat. The employee stated he went into the bathroom and located an empty pink “Gumy” earphone package in the trash can.
Another St. Clair County deputy was searching the area for the three juveniles and located them at the city park. The juveniles denied stealing anything. The area was searched and a set of pink earphones were located where the deputy had originally seen the juveniles.
The juveniles were transported to their residence and contact was made with their mother. The situation was explained to her and that the case would be turned over to the juvenile office.
Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to email@example.com.