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Authorities issue search warrant at residence of Miner alderman

Sunday, March 2, 2003

Law enforcement officers searched the residence of Miner Alderman Tom Brock Friday afternoon.
MINER -- A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms federal search warrant led to the investigation of stolen auto parts at the Miner residence of Tom Brock Friday afternoon.

The search was conducted by the ATF, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Missouri State Highway Patrol, New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and Scott County Sheriff's Department, according to Sgt. Larry Plunkett with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Plunkett said items of interest to the ATF were found and parts were seized by the highway patrol during Friday's investigation.

The investigation was related to the Feb. 18 dealer compliance inspection conducted by officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control along with the Department of Revenue, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at Brock's business, Brock Salvage, located south of Miner on County Highway 807, Plunkett said.

At least eight vehicles reported stolen from the St. Louis area between 1992 through 2003 were discovered during the Feb. 18 inspection. The parts included some from late model sport utility vehicles. No arrests have been made at this time, however Plunkett said the investigation will continue.