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Sheriff Gary Toelke describes events that led to the arrest of Michael Murphy


11:24 a.m. is when this story was first published.
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Murphy taken into Mercy Hospital Eemergency Room after he was transported by St. Clair EMS.

St. Clair, Mo – Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke released the following statement explaining the sequence of events that began late Thursday night leading uo to the arrest of Michael Murphy.  Toelke also expresses his appreciation for all the agencies that assisted in tracking down Murphy and safely placing him into custody.

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Toelke releases statement about Michael Murphy

St. Clair, Mo – Sheriff Gary Toelke just released the following statement.

New Haven authorities investigating possible second attempted abduction

New Haven, Mo - New Haven Police are actively investigating what may have been an attempt to abduct three girls earlier last night.

Attempted child abduction near New Haven - Sherriff's Department asking for public's help

New Haven, Mo - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help after an attempted child abduction that occurred last.

The suspect is being described as a tall white male, large stature, with a deep voice and was wearing a light colored shirt.  The victim could not determine the age.

New Haven Police Chief talks about recent crime spree

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New Haven Police were kept busy during the month of March, from a rash of car break-ins to a burglary that took place while the residents were home.  We sat down with New Haven’s Chief of Police, John Sheible and discussed whether or not the crime rate in New Haven was on a rise.

Car travelling 121 miles per hour flees police - Panicked because beer was in vehicle

Gray Summit, Mo. - Early Monday morning at 12:06 a.m. a Franklin County Deputy noticed a vehicle on I-44 near the 248-mile markervehicle approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed. Radar in the deputy’s patrol car indicated the vehicle was traveling 121 miles per hour.

Subjects kick in door and flee from scene

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New Haven, Mo – Monday night around 11 p.m. Franklin County Deputies responded to the 2200 block on Highway E for a report of a possible burglary.  When deputies arrived, the resident stated that two subjects had kicked in her door, using little force, saying, “let me in” and then just took off, but never actually entered the residence.

Sheriff's Office requesting help in identifying snatching thieves - Video Surveillance of thieves

Pictured above is one of the three suspects.

Pacific, Mo - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your assistance in identifying any of three individuals recorded on camera inside an abandon residence located between Pacific and Catawissa(Surveillance footage below.)

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Man threatens residence with a machete

St. Clair, Mo - Early Friday morning at approximately 12:03 a.m. Franklin County Deputies responded to the 300 block of Fair Oaks Drive, five miles south of St. Clair, Mo. in reference to a peace disturbance involving an individual with a machete.

Shoplifter steals items from store leaves 4 year old behind

New Haven, Mo – Yesterday evening at approximately 5:40 p.m. an adult female went into Dollar General attempting to purchase several items using an EBT card.  After several of her purchases were denied, she continued to shop around the store.

Police chase - Spikes win vehicle loses

Union, Mo - Early Sunday morning at approximately 12:49 a.m., a Franklin County Deputy was searching for a vehicle in reference to possible drug activity when he spotted a vehicle matching the description in the area of Highway 50 and Oak Street in Union, Mo.  The vehicle began speeding when the deputy passed them traveling in opposite directions.

New Haven Police assist Franklin County - Four arrested for meth production

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New Haven, Mo - Saturday at approximately 11:30 a.m. Franklin County Deputies responded for possible drug activity in the 11 thousand block of Highway 100 near Berger, Mo.

Mobile meth lab - Car explodes - Flee scene - Suffer severe burns

St. Clair, MO -  Yesterday evening at approximately 7:19 p.m., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a car on fire, on Mill Hill Road outside of St. Clair.

The caller reported hearing an explosion and then observed three subjects fleeing from the vehicle that was engulfed in flames.

St. Clair Fire and EMS responded to the scene to handle the vehicle fire.

Deputies bust meth lab

Villa Ridge, Mo - Last night at approximately 9:15 pm, a Franklin County Deputy on patrol detected a strong chemical odor emitting from a residence near the intersection of Hwy AT and Hwy O in Villa Ridge.  The Deputy recognized the odor as being associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Wallet left behind lead to arrrests in yesterday's burglary spree

New Haven, Mo. - Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm, Deputies responded to the 5700 block of Stone Church Road in New Haven, MO. for a report of a burglary.

When deputies arrived they learned a shed with living quarters had been burglarized sometime during the night.  The Suspects had broken in and stole several items, including hunting gear and tools that the reporting party said were missing.

High speed pursuit - vehicle gets spiked

St. Clair, Mo - On Tuesday at approximately 1:37 pm, a Franklin County Deputy was advised of high-speed pursuit that had originated in Jefferson County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and was heading west on Hwy 30 towards the Franklin County/Jefferson County Line, approximately 13 miles south of St. Clair.  The MSHP advised that the driver had an active felony warrant and the car had been reported as stolen.

Homeowner shoots at subjects after being attacked - Subjects flee to woods

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Pictured above, deputies and members of Franklin County's Emergency Response Team.

New Haven, Mo. - Last night at approximately 7:17 p.m., deputies responded to the 3000 block of Kaiser Hill Road for a possible burglary in progress.  The reporting party stated that he observed two white males, one wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and the second white male wearing a T-shirt.

Robertsville man steals neighbor's guns with intention of shooting

On February 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a Franklin County Deputy responded to a residence located in the 6000 block of Hwy O in reference to a burglary.  The home owner reported coming home finding a broken window and weapons with ammunition missing from his residence.

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