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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving theft from a vehicle, theft of auto parts, a burglary, theft of fuel, and a domestic disturbance. On Tuesday, March 29th at 5:02 a.m. an officer was sent to a residence in the 800 block of North Washington in reference to theft from a vehicle. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown entered a green 2000 Toyota and took property valued at $50. At 8:30 that same morning, an officer was detailed to the 400 block of East Fourth in reference to theft of auto parts. That investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown took auto parts valued at $950. On Wednesday morning, March 30th at 8:27, an officer was dispatched to the United Methodist Church in reference to a burglary. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown entered the church causing about $625 in damages. At 8:47 that same morning an officer was sent to the Kingdom Hall in reference to a burglary. That investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown entered the building and caused approximately $700 in damages. Later that afternoon at 2:41, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1300 block of East Third in reference to theft from a vehicle. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown entered several vehicles and took property valued at $190.That same evening at 7:30, an officer was detailed to Casey’s General Store on Highway 32 East in reference to theft of fuel. The investigation revealed that the driver of a light blue and silver extended cab Ford truck pumped $70 in fuel and left without paying. Later that evening at 10:13 an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of East Acuff in reference to a domestic disturbance. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 24-year old Salem male for disorderly conduct. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was incarcerated. Then at 10:52 that night an officer was detailed to a residence in the 900 block of South Oak in reference to theft of fuel. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown siphoned approximately five gallons of fuel from a blue 1990 GMC truck. Anyone with any information regarding the theft from a vehicle, theft of auto parts, burglaries or theft of fuel reports, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242. 

Hunters in northern Missouri can expect to see a few more jakes during the spring turkey season, and hunters statewide will have more mature gobblers to hunt this year. Otherwise, the 2011 spring turkey-hunting forecast from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) looks a lot like those for the past few years. Missouri’s spring turkey season opens Monday, April 18th and runs through Sunday May 8th. The youth season is April 9th and 10th. Details about bag limits and other regulations are found in the “2011 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet, which is available from permit vendors statewide or at mdc.mo.gov.

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Peter Ignatius Wishart was sentenced to 46-months of imprisonment on charges involving the transportation of marijuana, and agreed to the forfeiture of $1,460,398 in drug proceeds. On March 15, 2010, law enforcement in Phelps County pulled over a vehicle for committing a traffic violation while traveling westbound on Interstate 44. Wishart was the only occupant of the vehicle. A narcotics dog examined the vehicle and alerted for the presence of narcotic order. A search of the vehicle trailer revealed $1,460,398 in a hidden compartment. The investigation revealed that the currency Wishart transported was for the purchase of marijuana. Wishart of Windsor, Connecticut, appeared for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. Additionally, Wishart is now subject to a forfeiture allegation, which will require him to forfeit to the government all money derived from his illegal activity. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Phelps County Sheriff's office. 

The Friends of the Salem Public Library will have their annual membership drive next week. If anyone is interested in supporting literacy in Dent County can get more information at the Salem Library or call 729-7197. Memberships are $5.00 for an individual, $10 for a family, $25 for a business and $100 for a lifetime.

Sports [TOP]

Ryan Smith allowed three hits and struck out 10 batters in five innings pitching, and hit three doubles driving in two runs as the Salem Tigers crushed the Ava Bears, 14-1 yesterday in a makeup SCA game. Austin Bettigrew went 3-4 with four RBI, Devon Sutterfield added two hits and three RBI and Aaron Shaw went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Salem finished with 14 hits on the day to go to 4-3 on the year and 1-0 in the SCA. They will host the Houston Tigers today at 4:30 and the game will be on KSMO and ksmoradio.com.

The Salem Golf Team will host their Invitational at 9:00 this morning, while the Salem Tennis team will be at Mountain View today starting at 4:00, and the Salem Track Teams will be at Sullivan starting at 4:15.

Neil Walker homered and Kevin Correia turned in seven scoreless innings as Pittsburgh downed St. Louis, 3-1, in the finale of a three-game set from Busch Stadium. Yadier Molina had an RBI double and Skip Schumaker tallied two hits for the Cardinals. Chris Carpenter (0-1) allowed eight hits and two runs, one earned, with six strikeouts over six full frames. Carpenter reached the 1,500-strikeout mark in the second inning. The Cards are off today.

Brent Morel drove in two with a single as part of a three-run top of the 12th inning, as the Chicago White Sox topped Kansas City, 10-7 at Kauffman Stadium. Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Alcides Escobar, and Brayan Pena each had two hits and an RBI for Kansas City, which had its four game-winning streak halted. Starter Jeff Francis went 6 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on eight hits. The veteran left-hander struck out four and walked one. The Royals are off today.

Jonathan Toews lit the lamp with 1:41 left in overtime to push Chicago past St. Louis, 4-3, at United Center. David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Chris Stewart scored for the Blues. Ty Conklin was the hard-luck loser with 35 stops in his 200th NHL contest. The Blues last game this year will be Saturday night at Scottrade Center.

Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, was reportedly arrested Monday morning and charged with theft at a casino.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Ellen Jean Smith of Jefferson City, age 76, will be Friday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from noon until service time. Internment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association or the American Heart Association.

Funeral services for Charles Wood of Salem, age 68, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem. Visitation will be Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Internment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holden Saddle Club.

Funeral services for Orman Penrod of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday night. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may made to the Dent County Animal Shelter.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny early, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers, high of 72.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low of 55.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high near 80.
Friday night..Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers after midnight, low of 61.

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