Tom Naughton http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Police: Revised Mo. Law Encouraging Car Thefts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-revised-mo-law-encouraging-car-thefts <p>St. Louis-area police say a revised law is encouraging thieves to steal older cars and sell them for scrap, causing a big rise in auto thefts. <a href="http://bit.ly/WDGveH">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>the law, which took effect last August, made it legal to sell a nonfunctioning vehicle 10 years or older without a title.</p><p>St. Louis County police Sgt. Tom Naughton says thieves can make $200 to $500 for each car, at a time when other laws have made it harder to sell stolen wire or gutters for scrap. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:17:33 +0000 The Associated Press 9411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police: Revised Mo. Law Encouraging Car Thefts