Saturday, April 21, 2007

Burglary Suspects Arrested 11 Guns Recovered 1 Missing

By Phyllis Schaltenbrand

St. Charles police have arrested three high school students who are accused of committing a burglary where 12 guns were stolen along with 2000.00 worth of gift cards and a DVD/IPOD system. All but one of the guns have been recovered.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007, sometime between 8:45am and 2:30pm, Police believe these three suspects broke into a house in the 100 block of Elks Trail by prying open a door. Upon gaining entry, the subjects removed the above described items.

Chief Tim Swope said, “It was excellent police work that led patrol officers to the suspects. Once the information was developed the patrol officers and detectives worked very hard to arrest the subjects and recover the missing guns and other items.

Chief Swope stated with the current events that occurred in Virginia that it was extremely important to locate the suspects and recover the guns and find out the suspects motive in this case. Chief Swope does not believe at this time that the suspects were planning any kind of attack on their school.

The three suspects are identified as:

Marquise L. Crump
black, male, 18 yrs of age
residing in the 2600 blk of Falcons Way
St. Charles, Mo

Michael T Tinsley II
white, male, 17 yrs of age
residing in the 2700 blk Kristopher Bend
St. Charles, Mo.

Jeff Johnson III
black, male, 17 yrs of age
residing 3400 blk of River Chase Pkwy
St. Charles, Mo.

The three suspects have been charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Felony Stealing and are being held on $20,000 bond.