Crime

St. Clair woman beaten with baseball bat

St. Clair, MO - On August 4, 2012 at approximately 2:35pm, Franklin County Dispatch received a 911 call from Paradise Mobile Home Court indicating a female had been assaulted and she was injured. 

Catfight breaks out during Gretchen Wilson concert

Washington, Mo. – During Fri. night’s concert a fight broke out between two ladies in the middle of the crowd.  Police officers quickly made their way through the crowd, preventing the incident from escalating any further.

13-year-old steals vehicle causes crash killing 17-year-old Aubrey Nothum

Washington, Mo. – Early Friday morning, around 12:04 a.m., a Franklin County deputy was traveling away from Washington south on Highway 47 when he passed a vehicle traveling north towards Washington.

The deputy noticed the vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed, crossing the shoulder line on the right side of the Highway.  The deputy suspected the driver might have been intoxicated.  The deputy turned around and attempted to make a traffic stop when the vehicle began fleeing the police car.  As the vehicle entered the city of Washington, the driver accelerated her speed.

Police request help in locating trailer-nabbing thieves

New Haven, Mo – Assistant Police Chief, Dan Terry told QNHN this morning that “Sometime between 5 p.m. on Fri. and 12 p.m. on Saturday  a large truck stole a orange box trailer from the lot of Haines Finishing, located on East Industrial Drive.”

The trailer was being used for storage.  Terry said, “The estimated value of content being stored along with the trailer has a value in excess of $7,000.”

Colorado horrific theater shooting has ties to Missouri

A Bush Master AR-15 assault rifle similar to one used in Friday's rampage is displayed Sunday at a gun shop in Aurora, Colorado.
Photos courtesy CNN

BREAKING NEWS: Makayla and Cienanna Kosatka Located in Bland, MO

Thursday July 12
Gerald, Mo.
- Wednesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. both Makayla and Cienanna Kosatka were located unharmed.   Authorities located the girls in the city of Bland based on a tip from a witness.

Further investigation is being conducted.

Chief Tommie Lowe would like to thank the media and citizens for their assistance in getting the word out to the public leading to their safe return.


Wednesday, July 11, 7:44 p.m.

Chief Tommie Lowe said, “The girls have been located in Bland, Mo.  I will have a press release later tonight."

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.

Gerald Police Chief Tommie Lowe spoke with us a few moments ago about a third report they just received.

Lowe said, "We have received a third report that Makayla and Cienanna Kosatka were seen Monday morning near the intersection of Old Highway 50 and Highway 50, just east of Gerald, Mo."

Chief Lowe said, “We had a third person report seeing the same dark blue car.  This person witnessed both girls climb into the car and head east on Highway 50."

Quick News Follow Up: Two Gerald girls remain missing

Gerald, MoMakayla and Cienanna Kosatka remain missing Tuesday evening after leaving their residence Monday morning.  We have been in continuous contact with authorities and spoke with Lieutenant TJ Heidbreder with the Gerald Police Department late this afternoon.

Quick News Follow Up: Monday's hit and run accidental

New Haven, Mo - Yesterday morning we reported a hit and run that occurred in the parking lot of Pratts HealthMart Pharmacy.

We just spoke with Assistant Chief Dan Terry about yesterday’s incident.

Subject breaks into home while residents were there

Wasington, Mo - Earlier this afternoon at 12:06 p.m., a male subject attempted to burglarize a home in the 1000 block of Clearview Road while the reporting party was home.

New Haven resident victim of hit and run at Pratt’s HealthMart Pharmacy


New Haven, Mo – Angela Foldi, New Haven, told QNHN that this morning while she was inside Pratt's HealthMart Pharmacy, someone backed into her van and then fled the scene.

Naked man assaults deputy after fleeing into woods

Robertsville, Mo. - A 37-year-old Robertsville man is in custody this morning while the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department investigates Tuesday evening’s odd chain of events in Robertsville, Mo.

Deputies responded to Bergman Road regarding a domestic violence situation involving a gun. The suspect was reported to have a firearm and other family members locked themselves in a room.

Franklin County Deputy pursues man in motorcycle chase and manhunt

On June 16, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a Franklin County Deputy was traveling on Glaser Road near East Vine outside Sullivan when he observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. 

18 year old dies after altercation with mother's boyfriend

St. Clair, Mo – Early Friday morning around 2:13 a.m. Franklin County Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Highway TT, just outside the city limits of St. Clair, for a non-responsive subject.

Lueken arrested for the beating of Jeffery Pemberton

Pictured is Joshua Lueken

Union, Mo - Franklin County Sheriff, Gary Toelke said that Joshua Lueken, accused of assaulting 32-year-old Jeffery Pemberton, surrendered to authorities last night at around 11:30 p.m.

BREAKING UPDATE: Sheriff's Department files charges against suspect who remains at large

By Kyle Quick
Breaking Update

Union, Mo - Sheriff Gary Toelke released the follow statement.  Toelke said, “Charges for assault 2nd, armed criminal action, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution have been issued against Joshua D.

18 year old male arrested for sexual misconduct

New Haven, Mo. – Last week on Wednesday, May 16, Sergeant, Meg Parks, of the New Haven Police Department began investigating a report of sexual misconduct in the Maupin St. area.

During Sergeant Parks’ investigation it was determined that an 18-year-old male, an acquaintance of the family, had sexual offended two girls under the age of 12.

Shots fired into house with 9 year old inside

St. Clair, Mo - Sunday evening at approximately 5:03 p.m. Franklin County Deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the 1000 block of Hwy K for a report of shots fired into a residence.

Another unlocked vehicle stolen with keys in it

New Haven, Mo. - Early Friday morning at approximately 5 a.m., Chief John Sheible responded to the 500 block of Maupin Street in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Sheible discovered the vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, had been stolen during the overnight hours.

Police find parts of a methamphetamine lab in vehicle during traffic stop

New Haven, Mo - Saturday night officer David Burke pulled over a white Pontiac passenger car after he observed the vehicle making a wide turn onto Circle Drive, causing the vehicle to drive in the wrong lane.

Officer Justin Pewitt responded to Burke’s location to assist.

Deputies respond to report of a fatal gunshot

Early Wed. morning around 9:58 a.m. Franklin County Deputies responded for a report that someone had been shot.  Deputies responded to 23 Longbranch Lane, located off of Highway YY, approximately six miles south of Washington, Mo.

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