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Over $31,000 in iPads stolen from Collinsville Walmart

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Collinsville Police Department is looking for three suspects in connection to the theft of over $31,000 in iPads from a Walmart at the Collinsville Crossing. The thefts occurred on Monday, April 14th at 2:30 am, when 3 males gained entry to the stores iPad case.

The suspects were last seen driving away in a white Chevy Impala.

Police say the trio may have attempted the same type of robbery at a Arnold, Missouri Walmart.

If you have any information on the suspects, you are urged to call Collinsville Police Detective Bud Jeremias at (618) 344-2131 ext. 5275 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

Northwest School District announces Teacher of the Year

Northwest School District announces Teacher of the Year

HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – The Northwest School District has announced that Renee Hall-Re as the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year for the districts elementary, middle and early childhood programs. Ms. Hall-Re has been with the district since 2004 and is the lead teacher in the District’s Missouri Preschool Project classroom at the Northwest Early Childhood Center.

Ms. Hall-Re will now go on to compete at the state level for Missouri’s Teacher of the Year.

Jefferson County seeking volunteer language translators

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is seeking volunteer language translators willing to be on call when the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department is in need of a translator. The sheriff’s office says the need for translators as the county’s population is becoming more diverse.

All languages are being considered, but the following languages are in particular need:
Spanish, Bosnian, Serbian, French, German, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese dialects.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please Lt. Col. Steve Meinberg at 636-797-5528 or Tanya Bergner at 636-797-5028 for more information.

The list of volunteers will only be kept at the sheriff’s office, and with 911 officers.

A background check will be required on all applicants.

Jefferson County releases impaired crash statistics

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer released statistics for impaired crashes in the county for the years 2007 and 2012. The numbers show a drop in crashes and serious injuries since funding for a 4 man unit charged with specifically seeking out impaired and intoxicated drivers on Jefferson County roads.

 

2007
Impaired Crashes                                332
Impaired Fatal Crashes                       15
Impaired S/I Crashes                          55
S/I= Serious Injury

2012

Impaired Crashes              258
Impaired Fatal Crashes    11
Impaired S/I Crashes       28
S/I= Serious Injury

Grant funding expected to continue through the 2014 Missouri fiscal year.

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Alleged kidnapping investigation leads to pot bust in Pevely

(KTVI)– Pevely police confiscated more than ten pounds of marijuana while investigating an alleged kidnapping.

Police Chief Ron Weeks says two women approached an officer outside a Pevely gas station and told him they were being held against their will at a Pevely business.

The officer found the man outside the gas station and got permission to search the nearby business.

While inside the business, investigators found about ten to 12 pounds of marijuana.

Weeks says they found no evidence of the kidnapping but he says they are still investigating.

The man has not yet been charged.

Thieves steal lunch meat, liquor from Arnold home for second time

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – They stole the frozen fish, but left the laptop.  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for at least one very hungry and thirsty thief who stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of food and liquor from a home in Arnold.

The peanut butter has already been replaced—it’s a family staple. But other than that, the Cobb family’s refrigerator is the emptiest it’s ever been.  When Jeff Cobb first noticed the cheese missing last Tuesday, he didn’t think anything of it, even though his wife and daughters denied eating it.