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Three Semi-Automatic Guns Reported Stolen From Imperial Home

The following information was supplied by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Arrests or charges mentioned in this report do not indicate convictions.

Saturday, Jan. 26

A resident on Meadowfield Drive in Arnold told police that a person who lived at her home periodically had stolen five pairs of earrings and a gold necklace. She said the suspect told her daughter that he had taken the jewelry. Her daughter met with the man and recovered two of the missing pieces of jewelry. The suspect told police via cell phone that he had only taken the two pieces of jewelry that were returned and that he was uncertain of where the remaining pieces of jewelry were. The man refused to meet with an officer. Police have applied for warrants in the case. The jewelry was valued at $1,650.

Sunday, Jan. 27

  • A Herculaneum man reported that someone had stolen an unloaded .45 caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 55 South just north of the Imperial exit. The man told police he had run out of gas and did not lock the car because the windows were taped in place. He said the gun was taken from the glove compartment, which was locked. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. There was no ammunition in the vehicle. The gun was valued at $160.
  • Several guns and jewelry were reported stolen from a home on Tulip Hill in Imperial. The homeowners told police they noticed the items missing when they returned home from out of town. They said their daughter was the only one in town with a key to the home. The daughter told police that only three people were at the home over the weekend. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence. The stolen items included a Springfield XD 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, a Beretta 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Beretta .40 cal Semi-auto pistol, an unknown .40-75 lever action, a pair of silver earrings with white stones and a gold bracelet with a silver-colored middle. 

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