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Two Charged In Scrap Metal Theft Case

Two Charged In Scrap Metal Theft Case

Two suspects were charged for allegedly stealing scrap metal at In-Land Technologies.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly’s Office charged 45-year-old Marlon A. Taylor and 41-year-old Kimberly A. Nihells, both of Belleville, with felony level Theft.

Their bond was set at $25,000.

VIDEO – Police Seek Scrap Metal Thieves


Police Investigating Murder In Washington Park

Police Investigating Murder In Washington Park

Police are investigating a murder after the body of male was found in Washington Park, Illinois.

Authorities said around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday police were requested to check on the well being of a 48-year-old male resident of 2220 North 52nd Street by family members.

When police entered the house they discovered the body of a black male who had been dead for several days. Police said evidence at the scene indicated the victim was murdered.

The victim’s name has not been released yet.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday by the St. Clair County Coroner’s office.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS or Illinois State Police Special Agent Elbert Jennings at 618-346-3765. 

The investigation continues.

Police Call String Of Restaurant Robberies “Odd”

O’FALLON, IL (KTVI)-Police across the St. Louis metro area are investigating a rash of fast food restaurant robberies. On Tuesday morning, an armed woman robbed a Hardees restaurant in O’Fallon, IL. She cleaned out all the cash registers in five minutes.  They don’t have a good description of the woman because she was wearing a scarf that covered her face. 

O’Fallon Police Detective Lt. Mick Hunter said, “It’s very odd for us to have a female commit a crime such as an armed robbery. That was the first time in 25 years where a female had done an armed robbery.”

A few hours later, a Jack in the Box in South St. Louis was robbed by two armed men.  And, police are trying to find the person who smashed the front door of a Subway also in south St. Louis overnight.

Last week, a man held up a White Castle in north St. Louis. He was armed with a rifle.  Just days before, a south St. Louis White Castle was hit.

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