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Old 06-29-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Dan Callahan was arrested in St. Louis in February of 1911 for the theft of Mrs. Drummond's jewelry.

$140,000 bonds were stolen July 5, 1913 and found in a city dump in Kansas City, Missouri.

Johnny Green was a notorious burglar in 1860s St.Louis who was seldom caught.

Nov.22, 1901, Canton, Missouri---Eckert's Meat Shop was burglarized last Sunday night. The back door and the one between the two rooms of the building were forced open and an attempt was made to get into the safe. Fortunately for Mr. Eckert the safe wouldn't open, and no meat was missed.

May 21, 1920, Canton, Missouri---A sneak thief entered Eckert's Meat Market last Friday night by prying open the back door. He secured a few $$ in change and enjoyed some cheese and bologna.

Oct. 1911--Several physicians in St.Louis have been robbed by a sneak thief who, declaring himself to be a country physician desirous of witnessing operations, would be given the freedom of the hospital and privilege of attending operations. He would leave the operating room before the physicians finished and pilfer money and valuables from their clothing. Physicians at University Hospital, St.Mary's and St.Anthony's have been victimized in this manner. (While the real doctors were operating he was in their dressing rooms performing his own operations.)


1904 World's Fair

I often wondered how many crimes were committed in St.Louis during that fair because of the amount of people. Where there's a lot of people there is a lot of money and where there is a lot of money there are a lot of thieves. More than 20 million people attended the 1904 fair from April 30 to December 1 averaging more than 100,000 a day. It was the largest of all world fairs before or since and it covered 1,272 acres. The first day of the fair St.Louis had 150 police officers plus help from the Jefferson Guard patrolling the grounds. Two weeks later they added another 100 cops in civilian clothes plus 50 detectives from major cities including London,Paris and Berlin. I scrounged around the internet and found their watch list, known criminals to look out for. Some of these crooks were known internationally and probably showed up in St.Louis. All the detectives and police were shown photographs or given descriptions of these thieves. Here is the list of names I found that Chief Desmond was given:

Ed "Big Ed" Bice--Bank sneak
Bertha "Fainting Bertha" Luebecka--pickpocket
Louis Friedman--forger, confidence man
Henry Driscoll--pickpocket
Mary Hunt--thief
Stella Davis--counterfeiter
Lee La Mar--burglar
William La Mar--burglar
Thomas Regan--pickpocket
Charles W McMahon--robber, pickpocket
Walter Buckley--safe blower
Joseph Rice--counterfeiter
William Lowe--confidence man
William Wise--pickpocket
Selby Jones--forger
Charles Lewis,alias Myer--pickpocket
Charles Miller--burglar
Henry Lenx--booster thief
Thomas Patterson--yegman
Albert B Hall,alias Smith--thief
Nora Keating--pickpocket, shoplifter
Grace McNally--thief
Bertha McNally--thief
George Taylor--highwayman
Mike burke--pickpocket
William Carnahan,alias McDonald--burglar
Ray Clark--pickpocket
Ed Summers,alias Joe chin--pickpocket
Percy H Sammers--thief
Kearney Cooper--burglar
Bert Pierson--highwayman
Henry "Dummy" Pierce--burglar
Albert "Sleepy" Berks--pickpocket
Marcus Crahan--counterfeiter
Patrick Looney,alias Shea--pickpocket
E.G Frink,alias Farrell--forger
Belle Fallon--pickpocket
Lillie Cuppe--pickpocket, shoplifter
Paddy Guerin--bank sneak
Peter "Snipe" Colgan--burglar
Fred Siebold,alias Miller--thief
Christ Moulton--burglar
Tim "Ted" Mulvihil--safe blower
Fred Romer--burglar, robber
Tony Happe--counterfeiter, horse thief
John Bell--burglar
William Jackson,alias Hines--hotel sneak
Charles Elsworth--burglar, pickpocket
Clarence Hutchinson--burglar
William St.Clair,alias Montague--bank sneak, burglar
Jim French--burglar, safe blower
Robert Johnson,alias Young--burglar
Paul Brinsa--funeral thief
Joseph Green--pickpocket, bank thief
John Kelly,alias Joe Grant--burglar
Ben Hefrick--knockout-drop thief
Joseph H Stelville--bank and hotel thief
James Burke,alias Charles Foley--burglar
Bud "Peanuts" Robertson--thief
Joe Stanton--highwayman
Andrew Anderson,alias Murphy--burglar
Elijah Bal-Unger--highwayman
Minnie Lee,alias Sago--thief
James "Kid" Wilson--burglar
Michael Bennett--Chicago thief
Robert J Wilson,alias Howard--pickpocket
James Duffy,alias Mathews--pickpocket
George "Charles" Larson,alias Kelson,alias Jack O'Brien--confidence man
Thomas Grady--pickpocket
Kith Harris--robber
Harry Livingston,alias clark--burglar
Nathan Crune,alias Woods--burglar
Jesse Brooks--burglar
John McMahon--burglar
Jesse Britts--thief
Joe "John" Simmons--confidence man
George Webster,alias Arthur Rockwell--forger
Michael Ryan--burglar
Rufus Woods,alias Martin,alias Myers--bank sneak, pickpocket
Harry Bell,alias Smith--black confidence man
Andrew W Nolan--sneak thief
Ed "Lump" Cote--robber
James Donahue,alias Morrison,alias Howard--highwayman, burglar
William Chaw,alias Snow--confidence man
Henry Silverberg,alias Silverstein--forger, confidence man
Joseph Novak,alias White--pickpocket
Tommy Campbell--burglar
Henry Wolf,alias San Francisco Kim--burglar
Jeremiah Rigney--burglar
James Prinx Villa--pickpocket
Richard Howard,alias Frank Evans--burglar
Frank Leroy Smith--pickpocket
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Courtney Jordan
Nut thief

http://fox2now.com/2016/03/18/st-lou...n-baking-nuts/





St.Louis. Aug. 4, 1921---An unopened mail pouch containing $46,000 in currency, part of the money obtained by three bandits who early today held up Tommy Feraldo, a post office messenger, at Northwood River Illinois was found late today in a cornfield near Peters Illinois 10 miles from the scene. The pouch was hidden under tangled vines within several hundred yards where a stolen automobile used by the robbers was found. Search of the field was being continued. Contents of two of the other pouches found near the abandoned automobile were not tabulated. The robbery occurred shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. Feraldo had just taken a number of pouches of mail from a Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland & St.Louis train arriving from St.Louis, loaded them onto a pushcart, and with his 14 year old son, started to the post office three blocks away. Three men jumped from an automobile a short distance from the station and covered him with revolvers, selected 3 of the mail pouches and drove away. Posses searched the surrounding country and found the abandoned automobile about noon and the pouch late today.


The Kelley Kidnapping of 1931

https://becker.wustl.edu/about/news/kelley-kidnapping



Nellie Tipton Muench

https://becker.wustl.edu/about/news/...-tipton-muench
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:53 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Kansas City Copper Thieves

copper theft | fox4kc.com


Church Thief

Confessional door stolen from St. Louis Catholic church | FOX2now.com

Returned

Historic confessional door returned to STL church | KSDK.com



Jewelry Thieves

Serial jewelry thieves in St. Charles County | KSDK.com


Liquor Thieves

Suspects believed to be responsible for stealing liquor from 35 - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina


Stolen Baseball Player

Thieves nab Royals


Car Theft

Missouri woman thanks thieves who stole her brand new car and customised it | Daily Mail Online


In 1925, after failing to smash the lock off, thieves carried away a 300 pound safe from the Red Wing Theatre in St. Louis only to discover it was empty.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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In 1870 Texas outlaw Bill Longley murdered a soldier in a saloon in Leavenworth Kansas and boarded a train hoping to escape to St. Louis but was captured in St. Joseph and sent to Fort Leavenworth.


I'm Jesse James

A Jesse James impostor took truth for a ride - latimes



Modern Day Rustlers

Highway Patrol Seeks Help Catching Cattle Thieves in SW Missouri


Cattle a Hot Commodity for Thieves in Northwest Missouri - Story


Cattle Rustling Still A Problem In Missouri « CBS St. Louis
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Sometime after the Civil War, Davenport Burris was acquitted in Booneville, Missouri for murdering his brother and wounding his mother but got hanged in Texas by an angry mob for some killings he committed there.


H. Clay Crenshaw kills officer Martin Hynes 1881

Trail of Heroes



Deborah J Flores
St. Joseph, Missouri

https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmo/pr...tity-documents



David Bram

Speak Easy But Carry a Big Gat (1925) – Dark Corners of History



Kansas/Missouri Civil War & Outlaws (videos)

Videos
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Dooley-Harris Feud

The Dooley-Harris Feud - MissouriLife.com



Gunfighter's Graves

Gunfighter Graves - True West Magazine



Train Robbers

Wild West Week: The Rail Robbers - MissouriLife.com
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:14 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Wolf Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Island,_Missouri





Outlaw's Buried Treasures

Paydirt-It's Still Out There! - True West Magazine



Black Bart

The Flawed Gentleman Bandit - True West Magazine
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:50 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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OPIUM


In 1918, John Nixon, Francisco Alvarez, Inez Stagner and Fritz Hoberg were arrested by agents smuggling opium by train from Mexico to St. Louis.


Wesley Sicho 1918-1935

http://www.historicalcrimedetective....wesley-sischo/










Kansas City

In the 1890s, Jim Sing was fined $10 for running an opium den at his laundry at 13 West Fourth Street.

Yung Sing was arrested and fined $100 for selling opium and possessing 50 pounds of it which was smuggled in hollowed out lemons in Kansas City.



1914 murder on Hop Alley in St. Louis

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,5745845&hl=en

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Old 07-04-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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David I Davidson 1858-1935
b. St. Louis, Missouri
He was a crook who owned a number of restaurants across the country and was the son of a millionaire doctor. He murdered his ex-wife, also from St. Louis, because she wouldn't come back to him. He was sent to San Quentin.


The Barton Brothers 1921

Brutal 1921 Murder of Elderly Couple in Iron County, Missouri - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com



Martin Durkin

Car thief Martin Durkin’s 1925 Murder of the FBI’s first special agent killed in the line of duty - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com



Theatre Robberies

St. Louis had six theatre robberies in six weeks in 1925 losing a total of $15,000.

In 1928, thieves hid inside Kansas City's Pantages until closing time then broke into the vault and stole $1,000.

Kansas City hoods kidnapped the wife of a theatre owner in 1930 and collect $8,000 in ransom.



The Evil Doctor Hyde Of Kansas City.

The Evil Dr. Bennett Hyde of Kansas City - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:34 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Cora Hubbard

Cora Hubbard: Female Bank Robber in Missouri | HistoryNet







Buck Brown 1921 Bank Robber

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,5683465&hl=en



1923 Iowa Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery, Redding, Iowa, 1923



Jesse James Bank Museum

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Location..._Missouri.html
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