Local Bands
11:09 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Police Make Progress In String Of Musician-Related Thefts

This Fender mmp is just an example of the type of thing thieves have targeted.
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In the last six months thieves targeting touring musicians have hit St. Louis. At least eight bands' touring vans have been robbed since May 2014. Some musicians like rapper Spose have vowed to avoid the city because of the thefts. Police Captain Daniel Howard, of the Fourth District, where many of the thefts took place, said authorities are making progress and some equipment  has been recovered.

“There’s a ringleader of a group of thieves that we have our eyes on, and we are working with a prosecutor to make charges,” Howard said.

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Other News
9:17 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Police: Revised Mo. Law Encouraging Car Thefts

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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. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the law, which took effect last August, made it legal to sell a nonfunctioning vehicle 10 years or older without a title.

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.  

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Ameren Illinois / ID Theft
2:43 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Ameren Illinois warns customers about possible ID theft

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Do you rely on electricity from Ameren Illinois to light your lamps?

Ameren Illinois has issued a cautionary announcement to its customers about con artists attempting to steal identities and defraud customers.

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