Sexual assault case resurfaces after 19 years; defendant, just released from mental hospital, claims innocence

The attacker also left a cigarette butt at the victim's house, according to police reports filed after the incident. With new techniques allowing crime labs to analyze trace amounts of saliva, Fleischaker had it tested and said the DNA does not match Wilkerson's. JANUARY 14, 2017 Two decades ago, Mike A. Wilkerson was a familiar face in Jasper Coun...
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Unwanted gun, who are you gonna call? For police, it’s Gunbusters

The St. Louis-based business destroys approximately 2,000 guns a year October 10th, 2016 (KTVI) Guns from cities across the United States are ending up in the St. Louis area. And while it might sound unusual, police are pleased. "The departments want to get rid of them," Scott Reed, Vice-President of Gunbusters said.Gunbusters is exactly what the n...
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Prosecutor reviews cases involving questionable evidence room

A central Missouri prosecutor says she's reviewing all cases her office has handled since 2013 involving items that were kept in a sheriff's department evidence room she believes was improperly secured. September 14, 2016 LINN (AP) — A central Missouri prosecutor says she's reviewing all cases her office has handled since 2013 involving items that ...
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After police seize license plates; citizens see them on car of police officer

KPLR 11 St. Louis, kplr11.com BYLINE: Chris Hayes St. Louis County, MO ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A police officer, who in the past has been accused of drugging and raping women, appears to have used license plates seized by his old police department. Steve Blakeney no lo...
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Prosecutor says ex-sheriff treated 'evidence room like his personal tool shed'

Schurz Communications Inc., KSPR,ABC33,kspr.com/ St. Clair County, MO Ron Snodgrass (2007, news archives) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former sheriff of St. Clair County for stealing property recovered in criminal cases and for selling a stol...
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St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

Associated Press, St. Joseph News-Press, newspressnow.com BYLINE: Associated Press St. Louis, MO ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police records released in a lawsuit over seized 2006 World Series tickets show broader mishandling of other evidence by vice and drug officers. A judg...
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Caldwell deputy accused of stealing cash, pills

St. Joseph News-Press, News-PressNOW, newspressnow.com BYLINE: Jessica Shumaker St. Joseph News-Press Caldwell County, MO Brett L. O'Dell A deputy arrested on a felony stealing charge has been accused of taking cash and prescription pills from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s D...
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Veteran O'Fallon, Mo., detective charged with stealing drugs from evidence locker

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, STLtoday.com, stltoday.com BYLINE: Susan Weich O'Fallon, MO Luke Smyka, an O'Fallon, Mo., police detective, was charged with stealing drugs from the department's evidence locker. ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A veteran O’Fallon police...
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