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Old 09-05-2017, 09:16 AM
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Jackson Herald September 29, 1910


Cleve McIntyre, the one-legged man who sawed his way out of the Cape Girardeau jail on September 16, was captured Friday afternoon at Poplar Bluff by Deputy Sheriff Nance. He was a prisoner of United States Marshal Edward F. Regenhardt, who himself, when in the contracting and building business, erected the jail from which McIntyre escaped, more than two years ago. McIntyre is wanted for a post office robbery which occurred at Pocahontas, Ark., on September 8, 1907. McIntyre was suspected of the robbery while serving a sentence in Arkansas on a charge of forgery. He was captured by Deputy U.S. Marshal E.E. Whitworth about 3 weeks ago in a lonely cabin on an island in Butler County. McIntyre will be taken to Little Rock, Ark., near the scene of the post office robbery of 3 years ago, with which he is believed to have been connected.

Jasper News October 26, 1922


A beautifully embroidered night dress, exhibited in the department of fine arts at the fair last Wednesday, was stolen during the afternoon of that day. The room was crowded with women almost the whole day and it is supposed that it was during one of the crowded moments that the article disappeared.
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Old 09-05-2017, 05:55 PM
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Kansas City Times May 30, 1973


Seven youths were questioned by police yesterday in connection with a series of burglaries in the last 18 months in southern Clay and Platte counties. Kansas City police questioned six of the youths and a seventh was released to his parents yesterday by Platte County authorities.
Tom Thomas, Platte county sheriff, said the youths, 15 to 17 years old, were apprehended early Monday and yesterday morning at their homes in southern Platte County. Two are girls. Detective John Kerby of the Kansas City Police Youth Unit said the questioning concerned about 20 break-ins at residences and businesses. A large amount of stolen property was believed taken in the break-ins.
The series of burglaries were linked together Sunday during an investigation of vandalism at Park Hill senior high school. Two Kansas City policemen learned of connections in burglaries while they were questioning persons about vandalism early Sunday at the school, where a bulldozer was rammed through the school library.
Police do not have a complete list of merchandise stolen in the series of burglaries. Two electric guitars, two adding machines and a color television recovered from the residence of one youth and a stereo tape player found at the home of another, were believed to have been stolen. Most of the burglaries took place south of M-152, said Sheriff Thomas. He said the thefts apparently were spur of the moment acts, more for kicks than money. He said much of the merchandise, inexpensive radios, televisions and other household goods, was worth little when resold.
The burglaries were reported over a large area of both counties, police said. The youths randomly picked the burglary sites, breaking into the homes in the early morning hours, police said. Kansas City police said the break-ins were not considered to be a part of an organized burglary ring. After questioning last night by Kansas City police, the six youths were expected to be returned to the Platte County jail.
Although several of the youths are 17, they are being handled as juveniles because they were under 16 years of age when the crimes were committed, police said. Detective Kerby said police are also searching for persons who sold the stolen merchandise.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:29 AM
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On October 26, 1970, John Larry Ray, brother of James Earl Ray, robbed the Bank of St. Peters in St. Charles County, Missouri, and was sentenced to 18 years. His brothers James and Jerry were suspected of robbing a bank in Alton, Illinois, in 1967.

Chariton Courier December 1, 1922


A crude attempt was made sometime between closing hour on Monday and the time of opening Wednesday morning to rob the Citizen's Bank here.
The robbers it is thought, entered through the back door, and pried loose several bricks from the top of the north wall of the big vault, but when they reached the concrete which is some 16 or 18 inches thick, gave up the attempt to enter in that manner. They then stripped the vault door removing the knob and bolts, but failed to open the door. If any attempts were made to work the combination, it was unsuccessful as it bore no evidence of having been tampered with.
The contents of one drawer of the counter were scattered about and is believed that the would be burglars were hunting for tools for which to force an entrance to the vault. The work appears to be that of amateurs. No money or valuables were taken and only about $2 worth of damage done to the vault.

The Grand Leader owned by Mrs. Lillie Buckman was also entered, but so far no goods has been missed. The thieves entered through one of the panels of the back door. The glass had been broken out of the door for some time and a board that was nailed on in its place was knocked off. No money was taken, the contents of the cash register having been removed by Mrs. Buckman before going home, but the drawer had been left in open.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:21 AM
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Kansas City Journal November 30, 1899


St. Louis, Nov 29---Arnold Tuchschmidt, the missing cashier of the internal revenue department, is said to be short in his accounts over $7,000. It is also said the amount may run into figures more astonishing. Inspector William Gavett, who is investigating his books, discovered discrepancies today which will substantially increase all previous estimates of the shortage.
The warrant issued for Tuchschmidt's arrest charges him with having embezzled $7,000. It was drawn up Monday morning when the investigation had been in progress only two days. It will take several days, Inspector Gavett says, to complete the investigation.
The information specifying the shortage mentioned was sworn to be Collector Henry L Greener. Tuchschmidt made a full confession to the treasurer inspector about 9 o'clock Monday morning.
" I know that I have done wrong." he said, " and I would like to know what I ought to do."
" Make a clean breast of the affair," replied Mr. Gavett.
Tuchschmidt was then told to wait until the Inspector had consulted with Collector Greener. The conference last half an hour, during which Tuchschmidt disappeared. United States Secret Service officials and marshals are searching for the missing man, a description of whom has been sent to the state and federal authorities all over the country.

Update; He was caught and sentenced to 5 years in the penitentiary and fined $100.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:05 AM
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo November 28, 1893


Nevada, Mo., Nov 25---Judge Stratton today sentenced Dennis Wilson, of Clear Creek, Township, to seven years in the penitentiary for stealing 30 head of cattle from John Kinkhead and taking them to Kansas City and selling them to a Kansas City firm.

Chariton Courier December 8, 1922


Sheriff Powell passed through Marceline Tuesday evening with two prisoners brought from Moberly, Missouri. They were Ereel Givens and Earl Decker wanted in connection with the forgery of the pay checks of 3 Santa Fe brakemen, about 2 weeks ago. A description of the men was sent out following the detection of the forged checks, and their arrest has been looked for daily. Sheriff Powell took the prisoners to Linneus, where they were placed under lock and key.
In the meantime officers have been looking for a third person, believed to be the " Mastermind " of the organization, but he got wind of the arrest of his confederates, it is believed, and took flight. He is the one, officers say, most wanted in the case.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:53 AM
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Scott County Kicker (Benton, Mo) April 7, 1917


Two of the recaptured prisoners who made their escape from the Green County jail after overpowering the jailer, made another dash for liberty recently. Ed Gammon, a jailer, opened fire on the men in the corridor and they fell to their knees and surrendered.

Scott County Kicker March 31, 1917


The jewelry store of C.W. Penn at Centralia was robbed the other night of watches and jewelry valued at $750. Bloodhounds were brought from Hannibal to trace the robbers.

Unsolved 1992 St. Louis Brinks Robbery Of $847,000

Heist reminiscent of unsolved Brinks robbery here | Law and order | stltoday.com
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:23 AM
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Montgomery Tribune August 19, 1910


St. Louis---Peter Boyd, 19 years old, of 1317 South Thirteenth street, was shot to death by a policeman in St. Charles Just before midnight as the climax of a series of holdups committed by Boyd and Cecil Grieve, 17 years old, of 1327 South Thirteenth street, at Sixth and Jefferson streets in St. Charles. The shot which killed Boyd pierced his chest just below the heart and was fired by either Patrolman Edward Grenewald or Patrolman Charles Stuckey, both of whom, in civilians' clothes, swooped down on the youthful bandits while they were in the act of holding up Charles Vollmer, who fled when police arrived.

Kansas City Journal January 18, 1895


St. Louis, mo., Jan 17--J.S. Davenport, an attorney of this city, shot and killed a man this evening two miles west of here, as a result over a dispute over some wood. The man lived on Davenport's place, and was a wood hauler named Goforth. Mr. Davenport is a prominent lawyer of this place and stands well in the community. He came to the city and gave himself up to the deputy marshal.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:28 AM
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The Missouri Herald (Hayti, Mo) March 31, 1922


An attempt was made last Friday night about 1 o'clock to rob the Bank of Hayti, but the effort abruptly ended with the attempt.
At about the hour named, the electrical gong attached to the top wall of the bank's front, turned loose with all the clatter it was able to send out upon the quietude of the sleeping darkness. making a noise it would seem almost sufficient to raise the dead. At this time it is said the night watchman was on the opposite side of the public square, and immediately ran toward the bank firing his gun. The commotion awoke several citizens, among whom was L.C. Averlil, vice president of the bank.
When citizens and police arrived at the bank, Mr. Burglar was conspicuous for their absence, but it is said some saw him, or them, as more likely, running away. All they got was a foot race, and while not pursued it was some race, for it must have required lightning like action to have gotten off the bank and out of sight before the arrival of those who arrived.
Examination showed that no harm had been done, not a scratch made, or a copper missing. It is believed that the burglar took himself to be an expert, and climbed to the top of the bank with the intention of putting the electric alarm out of commission, but touching the metal encasement of the mechanical wonder with his screwdriver, whiz, ziz, clatter, long and loud, until the night was made hideous with calls that puts the baddest of the bad men into gymnastic bounces with an uncontrollable desire to go hence and yonder.
So Hayti has undoubtedly had a call from the aristocracy of yeggs, and that the property and funds of the bank are intact is due to the efficiency of the " alarming " electrical contrivance with which it is equipped.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:47 AM
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St. Louis Republic December 13, 1905


In ten persons arrested yesterday in connection with robberies recently committed in St. Louis, Chief Desmond believes that the department has corralled the criminals who have been pilfering residences in every part of St. Louis.
Harry Wiegmann, a 16 year old boy, arrested with Alfred Meyer, a former convict and habitual Workhouse inmate, at 1213 North Seventh street, confessed to Chief Desmond yesterday afternoon, that Meyer and a thief, whose name he does not know, robbed the home of John Pope at 1514 Benton street last Tuesday afternoon, while he kept watch on the outside.
Wiegmann also told the police that he and Meyer have been implicated in at least a dozen robberies in North and South St. Louis. He said that they had avoided the West End because of the announcement that the police were watching this part of the city more closely.


In the room in which Meyer and Wiegmann were arrested, detectives Tom Kiely, John J. McCarthy and Patrick murphy, and special officer Al J. Geraghty found two gold watches, two gold necklaces, a pair of diamond earrings and three gold rings all of which answer unmistakably the description of the jewels stolen from the home of Mr. Pope.
Meyer has served a term in the penitentiary for robbery and he has been sentenced to the Workhouse on three occasions for petty larceny.
When searched at the Four Courts the police found concealed in the lining of Meyer's coat a deputy sheriff's badge. " I knew it. " shouts Desmond, when he saw the badge. " People report that they have been held up by detectives. There is the sort of detective that holds people up. An ex-convict, an ex-workhouse prisoner, and an all around thief carrying a deputy sheriff's badge.


Within a few doors of the house where Wiegmann and Meyer were captured, Sergeant Hayes and Patrolmen Gahene and Wiedman yesterday found eight persons , five men and three women, who were arrested and locked up at the Fourth District station.
The house is at 1221 North Seventh street, and is occupied by Mrs. Johanna Beckman, who made a confession to the police implicating the other prisoners in burglaries.
In the house police found several overcoats and three pairs of trousers, which were identified as property stolen from the clothing store of Maurice Hecht at 1410 O'Fallon street last Sunday night.
The men arrested are: Thomas O'Hearn, John Burns, John Healy, Peter Nieson, James Gillon, all convicts. The women are: Mrs. Beckman, Della O'Hearn and Margaret Gleason. All live in the Fourth District.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:15 AM
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The Andrew County Republican (Savannah, Mo) August 10, 1876


St. Louis, Aug 8---The Times has a special from Sedalia which says Hobbs Kerry, the train robber, was brought there from Boonville today, and upon positive assurance of entire immunity, made a confession regarding the robbery of the train near Otterville, Mo.
Those engaged in the affair were Del Miller, Frank and Jesse James, Cole and Bud Younger, Charles Pitts, William Chadwell and himself. He said Miller received the jewelry that was stolen, but the dispatch does not state how the remainder of the money or property was divided.
He offered to guide the officers to the place, one eighth of a mile south of Sedalia, where they buried papers taken from safes, and at last account the officers had started on the search. He also confessed to other robberies committed by this party, and said Del Miller assisted in the robbery of the Huntington Bank in West Virginia and the El Paso stagecoach and was present at the Gad's Hill, Mo. train robbery. The officers have information that the Younger brothers were in Clay County on Monday night, and that Chadwell and Pitts were arrested in southern Kansas as previously reported. They do not expect to capture the Youngers and James brothers alive.

The Northfield Raid

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