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Old 07-07-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Alton Daily Telegraph April 4, 1893

Alton Junction--Burglary-Safe-Blown-Open

Mr. William Henry's store at Alton Junction was ransacked last night by professional thieves and safe-crackers and $ 400 in money stolen. Mr. Henry, upon arising this morning, was astonished to find the things scattered over the store, the doors wide open and his safe missing. An investigation revealed the fact that his store had been entered by thieves. The safe stood in a corner of the store room, some distance from the door. The burglars took a pile of jeans pants from a shelf and carefully laid them on the floor from the safe to the door. Ropes were attached to the safe and it was drawn to the entrance. So carefully was this done that the family overhead was not aroused. The safe was a very small one and weighed but a hundred pounds. It was but little trouble to drag it a distance of a hundred feet to the rear of the stable, drill a hole near the lock and blow it up with dynamite. The money was mostly paper, there being about $ 330, the balance being in silver. The books, insurance policies, and other papers belonging to Mr. Henry were strewn about the ground. A dog belonging to Marian Chirak, living on the opposite side of the street made an uproar during the night. A member of the family got up and looked about, but was unable to see anything unusual. Shortly after, a shot was fired which must have been the blowing of the safe. This occurred at 2 a.m. Mr. Henry has wired the surrounding towns to be on the lookout. He thinks that a pair of suspicious looking characters who watched him open the safe the morning before, after purchasing several articles, are the ones responsible for the robbery.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:44 AM
 
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Alton Evening Telegraph July 5, 1901

Murder At East Alton

A man, who appears to be James Rayburn of St. Louis, aged about 34, was found dying in a boxcar this morning at East Alton, his head crushed in by blows from a piece of heavy iron and his body covered with bruises and blood. The body was found by a harvest hand named Lou Barber, who was passing the car in the Big Four Yards and heard the dying man's groans. Making an investigation, he discovered the body in the car covered over with straw. Rayburn lived one hour after being carried to the town hall at East Alton and died at 7 o'clock. He did not regain consciousness, and the identification was by means of papers in his pocket. The head of the man was beaten almost into a shapeless mass. On the back of the head was a big hole and the skull above the left eye was crushed in. The ear was knocked off and a hole made in the bone. On top of the head was a hole and a heavy blow had been struck over the mouth, knocking out Rayburn's teeth. All but one of the pockets in Rayburn's clothes were turned inside out, and the motive for the murder was apparently robbery. In the one pocket that had not been searched by the murderers were 3 silver dollars, and in his sock was a paper dollar bill. Rayburn's clothes were of good texture and his body was clean. He wore silk underclothes, a stiff hat, blue check suit, blue tie and tan shoes. In the clothes was a check for baggage, and he was evidently going from East St. Louis to Kansas City and was beating his way. It is said at East Alton that two suspicious characters boarded a freight train for St. Louis at 5:30 this morning. The murder was probably committed at 5 o'clock, as the blood on him was still fresh and the wounds were new. No one knows how the murdered man happened to be at East Alton, nor had anyone seen him there before. Deputy Coroner Streeper held the inquest this morning and a verdict was found that Rayburn came to his death by blows inflicted by unknown persons.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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George Searcy, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was a wholesale thief who stole cattle, horses, even money from children. In 1861, he deserted from Sterling Price's army and was captured by Quantrill. He was tried and then hung from a tree. Quantrill returned all the stolen horses and cattle to the original owners, including some to Union soldiers.



Jenny Stevens (Little Britches)
Barton County, Missouri

Little Britches - Conservapedia




Harrison Trow (1843-1925)
Rode with Quantrill. Identified Jesse James body.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=47836276
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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America's First Mug Shots Were Taken In St. Louis


https://www.riverfronttimes.com/arts...eyre-an-e-book
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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America's First Mug Shots Were Taken In St. Louis


https://www.riverfronttimes.com/arts...eyre-an-e-book


The purse-snatcher dude looked really...tired.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:24 AM
 
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America's First Mug Shots Were Taken In St. Louis


https://www.riverfronttimes.com/arts...eyre-an-e-book

The purse-snatcher dude looked really...tired.
Thieves seldom get much sleep.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:30 AM
 
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Jewelry thieves


Warrensburg

Thieves swap fake ring for $17K diamond ring at jewelry store - KCTV5




Springfield

3 men with hammers rob jewelry store in southeast Springfield




St. Peters

Thieves hit 3 St. Peters jewelry stores in wee hours of Monday m - KMOV.com
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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Hedgepeth & The Slye-Wilson Gang

Marion Hedgepeth, Gunslinger, Train Robber, HH Holmes Informant - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com





Lemuel Hawkins (1895-1934)
Baseball player/Federal prisoner

Mug Shot Monday! Lemuel Hawkins, veteran, baseball player, federal prisoner, & accidental gunshot victim, 1895-1934 - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com





Purse snatcher goes on destructive rampage and poops in cop's car

http://krcgtv.com/news/local/police-...tructive-spree
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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Counterfeiter pays traffic violations with fake money

Counterfeiter Slips Phony C-Notes … To Columbia Cops





Stuart Thurber
Counterfeiter

Counterfeiter who roamed US gets 2.5-year prison term
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:20 AM
 
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7-Eleven worker shoots robber dead during her smoke break.

http://www.foxnews.com/2017/04/26/mi...oke-break.html




Thief gets beat up breaking into performer's tour van in St. Louis

https://hot1041stl.com/2868349/break...t-louis-video/




Thief hides in storm drain

Suspected Price Chopper thief hides from police in storm drain | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
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