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Old 03-20-2019, 06:28 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Lee Turner
Arrested 17 times for auto theft 1919

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6052..._postdispatch/





G-Men Seize Two In Missouri Gun Battle 1936

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1293...poria_gazette/
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Famous criminals and confidence men who called St. Louis home at one time.



James " Big Jim " Kennally
He was a counterfeiter who hatched the plan to steal Lincoln's body.

Whisky thwarted plan to steal Lincoln




William W Gitt
The " Old Spanish Land Title Lawyer "
He helped James Reavis with his land fraud scheme.



George M Willing
He helped James Reavis with his land fraud scheme. He claimed he came up with the name " Idaho " from a girl he knew named Ida. I wonder where he got the " Ho ? "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_M._Willing




James Addison Reavis
He held many jobs in St. Louis before he opened his real estate office. The amount of land he tried to steal in Arizona is mind boggling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Reavis


https://truewestmagazine.com/great-s...ddison-reavis/




I found a picture of Soapy Smith's boy sitting on his porch in St. Louis.

https://soapysmiths.blogspot.com/201...ldren-joe.html




John Slack
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872
He was living in St. Louis at the same time Reavis was forging real estate documents. I wonder if they ever met ?
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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Taney County Republican November 21, 1901 Pg 2

CRIMINAL COMMITS SUICIDE

Frank Reed, a notorious character along the Missouri-Arkansas boundary line, killed himself near Poplar Bluff to avoid capture, after he had forced a sheriff's posse to retreat, and after he had been shot twice, once through the head and once through the body.



Taney County Republican November 21, 1901 Pg 2

TWO BURGLARS CONVICTED

At St. Joseph Peter Jackson and Harvey Olsom, well-known criminals, were convicted of burglary and given three years in the penitentiary each.




Police Recover $40,810 In Stolen Securities 1923

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1366...ld_newsleader/
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Thief Takes To The Air 1972

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5473..._postdispatch/





Kansas City Journal April 11, 1898 Pg 3

FOR ROBBING HIS UNCLE

Steno Bizza, an Italian lad of 14 years, was arrested last night by Detective Boyle and slated on the charge of burglary. Bizza was arrested on the complaint of his uncle, Antony Sansone, whose wife has a stall at the city market. Sansone charges that the boy has been hanging around his house for some time and that a few days ago he got hold of a key and, in the absence of the family, entered the house and carried off a lot of razors, knives and silk handkerchiefs. Sansone is not anxious to prosecute his nephew, but wants him to return the stolen property. Steno's mother is dead and his father is employed on one of the railroads running out of Kansas City.
Antony Sansone, the complaining witness, who lives at 416 East Fifth street, will be remembered as the person who, a few years ago, killed a man in the rear of a saloon at Third and Locust streets. He was tried and convicted in the criminal court and sentenced to the penitentiary for 99 years. The sentence was afterwards commuted to 10 years and finally a pardon was issued in his favor.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:01 PM
 
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James Leroy Cochran
In 1971, this St. Louis bank robber led authorities on a week-long chase across 10 states and allegedly took 21 hostages in the process.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2426...neapolis_star/





Police Arrest Two Youths, Recover Stolen Bonds 1977

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1953..._postdispatch/
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:42 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic November 5, 1900

HIGHWAYMAN CAPTURED

Four men held up and robbed John Hardina of No. 1820 South Eleventh street at the corner of Fourth street and Chouteau avenue at 1:30 this morning. One of them grabbed Hardina from behind as he was walking north on Fourth street. Then the others went through his pockets, taking a watch and a small amount of money. As the robbers fled, the attention of Officer Murphy of the Third District was attracted. In the chase that followed, the officer caught one of the men, who admitted that he had participated in the robbery.
The man was locked up at the third District station, where he gave the name of Tom Boland. Boland is 24 years old. Later John Ford, No. 1445 O'Fallon street, James Stanley, No. 2214 South Seventh street, William Walsh, No. 1014 North Eighth street, were arrested as suspects and are held pending identification.




Theft Of Girl's Life Savings 1919

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1830...herine_harles/
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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John Sexton
Daylight robber 1926

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4993..._postdispatch/






$2325 Worth Of Luggage And Clothing Stolen From Car 1962

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1400..._postdispatch/






On December 8, 1932, Jack Mann shot and killed former Warrensburg Fire Department Chief Samuel Julian Burge in an attempted hold up.
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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Taney County Republican May 15, 1902 Pg 2

PAWNBROKER'S FAMILY ROBBED

O.H. Stevens, a pawnbroker, his wife and little daughter, were held up by two masked men at their front gate and robbed of $3,000 worth of jewelry.




Taney County Republican May 15, 1902 Pg 2

SHOT BY A MASKED MAN

Frank Sigmund, of St. Charles, was shot and dangerously wounded by two masked men in front of his store, and left bound and bleeding.




Man Tries To Hold Up Drugstore 1928

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2688..._postdispatch/




https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2688...ssouri_herald/
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Women Squeal On East St. Louis Bandit Mob 1924

https://newspaperarchive.com/crime-c...2-1924-887360/



https://newspaperarchive.com/crime-c...5-1924-887343/
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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Kansas City Journal April 12, 1898 Pg 3

A MYSTERIOUS MURDER

Jefferson City, Mo., Apr 11---An unknown man was found dead with his head crushed and his body horribly burned at Centertown, 12 miles west of this city, early yesterday morning. Grass had been piled on the body by the murderer and set on fire which destroyed all trace of identity of the man. A stranger seen at Centertown yesterday is supposed to have killed the man. He has escaped.




Columbia Evening Missourian February 21, 1921

BOY AND GIRL TAKE CAR

A car belonging to Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Baker, 205 College avenue, was stolen last night while the owners were at church. The car had been parked near the church. When Mr. and Mrs. Baker went to get it after the services it was gone.
As they were walking home the car passed them twice, with two persons in the front seat, a boy and a girl. Each time the car passed, Mrs. Baker said she called for the driver to stop. According to Mrs. Baker it was very easy to recognize the car by the squeak of the brakes and from the fact that only one headlight was lighted.
The police were notified but failed to locate the car. However, later in the evening it was found at the corner of Hitt and Rollins street.




8 Stores In Nixa Robbed 1925

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1936...ld_newsleader/
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