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Franklin County Narcotics Unit Arrest Suspects After Pursuit

Around the first of May the Franklin County Narcotics Unit arrested an individual on narcotics violations. She was released pending application of warrants.  The investigation was continuing.  On May 21, at approximately 10:40 PM, deputies passing through the area observed the suspect’s vehicle on the Wal Mart parking lot in the city of Union.  A subject known to have warrants for his arrest from... 

Sullivan Independent News Supports Red Nose Day, May 21

A good laugh for a good cause! Money raised through “Red Nose Day” will help transform the lives of children living in poverty in the US and overseas.  Read More »

Kevin Dziejma, Marshal For Miramiguoa Village Passed Away Monday Afternoon

On May 18 at approximately 4:35 PM, the City Marshal of Miramiguoa Village, Kevin Dziejma, signed out on a traffic stop.  Miramiquoa Village is located off of Hwy 185 near the Meramec State Park at Sullivan, Mo.  During the stop Marshal Dziejma called Franklin County Sheriff’s Communications to give information related to the traffic stop.  When communications advised him to go ahead with his... 

Flags at government buildings in Missouri to be at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day

The flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday (May 15) in honor of Missouri’s Peace Officers Memorial Day, so designated by a 1996 state law. The day commemorates the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the performance... 

Crawford County Man Charged With Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Tampering

A Crawford County man is charged with one count of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and second-degree assault after he allegedly broke into a victim’s home, assaulted him and stole his vehicle. James O. Riggs, Jr. 48, is being held on a $125,000 bond. According to the probable cause statement, on May 10, Riggs, along with two other male subjects,... 

Traffic Shut Down On I-44 Between Stanton, St. Clair

An accident at the Interstate 44 234 mile-marker between Stanton and St. Clair has traffic shut down going both directions. A tractor trailer carrying lumber crashed and there is lumber scattered across the roadway and median. St. Clair and Sullivan firefighters are attempting extricate the driver and air evac is on scene waiting to transport them to the hospital. More information as it becomes available.  Read More »

One Vehicle Accident on I-44 Westbound

One vehicle accident on westbound I-44 just west of Sullivan exit. Traffic backing up with one lane open at this time.  Accident happened before 11 a.m. and backed up about a mile. No further information available at this time.  Read More »

Washington Man Steals Car After Asking Deputy For A Ride

On May 6, a Franklin County Deputy had stopped at a fast food business in Washington to get something to eat.  He was approached by a male subject who asked him to “give him a ride west.”  The deputy advised that he couldn’t because of liability issues unless it was business related. Approximately 45 minutes later the deputy heard a dispatch that someone had just stolen a car from Fairway Auto... 

Leasburg Man Charged in Biggest Drug Seizure In Franklin County’s History

Narcotics investigators said the arrest of a Crawford County man Tuesday has shut down a major narcotics distribution operation that targeted Franklin and several adjoining counties. With the arrest of the suspect, Steven Maserang, 29, Leasburg, investigators also made the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history, according to Lt. Jason Grellner, chief of the county’s detective bureau. The... 

Largest Seizure Of Nartocotics in Franklin County History

On May 5th, detectives with the MCNVCEU, which is the Franklin County Narcotics Task Force, a member of the mid-west HIDTA, working with the Sullivan Police Dept., brought a nine month investigation to a culmination with the largest seizure of narcotics in Franklin County history. Investigators working with federal counterparts from the ATF, DHS, and DEA were able to identify a target distributing... 
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