07-24-2012

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HOMELESS MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY, ITEMS STILL LOOKING FOR OWNERS

James L. Stufflebean, age 35, a homeless man, was charged in Madison County Circuit Court with six counts of alleged residential burglary.  According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the arrest was the result of an investigation into a series of residential daytime burglaries in the rural northeastern section of Madison County that occurred while the occupants were away from their homes.  Approximately $7,000.00 worth of suspected stolen property was recovered during the investigation, including an antique rectangular base cello in a tan zip up case, a black HP laptop, a black and tan Epiphone acoustic guitar in a hard black case, and a silver “Flip” brand palm-size video camcorder.  If anyone has any information pertaining to the possible ownership of these items, please call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 692-4433. 



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antique rectangular base cello

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a black HP laptop

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Black and tan Epiphone acoustic guitar in a hard black case,

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“Flip” brand palm-size video camcorder


BOND COUNTY TAX DEED PROCEEDINGS COMPLETED

Bond County, as Trustee, completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties delinquent for 2008 and prior real estate taxes.  Approximately 47 items will be offered to the public through a sealed bid auction.  All sealed bids must be in the Bond County Treasurer’s office no later than the close of business August 10, 2012.  Complete bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are available at the Bond County Treasurer’s office.  For more information, call 1-800-248-2850.


MACOUPIN / MONTGOMERY COUNTIES CRIMESTOPPERS SEEKING INFORMATION

The Macoupin / Montgomery Counties Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding two recent thefts from a construction site on the east side of Coffeen near Rt. 185.  A black harrow and several gallons of diesel fuel were taken.  If you have information which would help solve this crime, you may anonymously contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-352-0136.  Information leading to an arrest is eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.


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MEXICAN NATIONAL INDICTED FOR BEING FOUND IN HIGHLAND ILLEGALLY

Jose Manuel Palominos-Moreno, a Mexican national, was indicted Wednesday, July 18 for allegedly being illegally in Highland, after being removed twice previously by the Department of Homeland Security.  According to Stephen R. Wigginton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, if convicted, Palominos could face a term of up to 20 years, a $250,000.00 fine, and a maximum of three years supervised release.


BOND COUNTY BOARD SPECIAL MEETING

The Bond County Board met for a special meeting recently.  Dennis Warren was appointed Bond County Housing Authority resident member.  The board approved the Dorris Creek Bridge Project at an estimated cost of $50,000.00. Construction should begin this month.


KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT BOARD SCHEDULES SPECIAL MEETING

The Kingsbury Park District Board scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the DeMoulin Museum.  The agenda includes a discussion and review of the terms of the Tolling Agreement with Luallen, Cearlock, Barth, & Burnam, Ltd. and an executive session for pending or probable litigation.

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MADISON COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY SPONSORS TRAINING SEMINAR

Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Gibbons, in conjunction with the Metro-East Humane Society, is sponsoring the upcoming “Investigating & Prosecuting Animal Cruelty” training seminar for local law enforcement, animal control officers, and workers from local shelters.  The goal of the training is to improve the response and investigation of cases involving animal cruelty and abuse.  The seminar is Monday, July 30 in the Madison County Board Room at the Madison County Administration Building in Edwardsville, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call Stephanee at 692-6280.



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