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DPS offers reward for information on vandals

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SIKESTON - A reward is being offered for information for those responsible for damaging a Sikeston Department of Public Safety vehicle.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, DPS Officers were attempting to address several disorderly juveniles in the area of Ruth and Coleman, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer.

"Police were in the process of dealing with a several disturbances and a number of teens violating the city's juvenile curfew ordinance when the property damage occurred," McMillen said in a news release.

The K-9 officer was on foot patrol near Ruth and Coleman and was approaching the youths when he heard the rear window of his patrol unit shatter. The crowd around the patrol car ran off in several directions after the rock was thrown through the glass.

McMillen said the $100 reward is being for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party. Contact DPS at 573-471-4711 or call the CrimeStoppers Hot Line at 573-471-1500.

For more on this incident, including the arrests, read the June 29 edition of the Standard Democrat.