Stolen parts found

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Business in Miner under investigation

MINER - An investigation at a business owned by a member of the Miner Board of Aldermen has turned up stolen auto parts.

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 began a dealer compliance inspection at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at Brock Salvage, located south of Sikeston on County Highway 807. The business is owned by Tom Brock.

According to Sgt. Larry Plunkett with the Missouri State Highway Patrol parts of at least eight vehicles reported stolen from the St. Louis area between 1992 through 2003 were discovered during the inspection. The parts included some from late model sport utility vehicles.

The patrol official noted that Brock was cooperating with officers.

No arrests have been made at this time, however the patrol said the information will be forwarded to the New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney's office to determine if charges should be filed. Also there is a possiblity of federal charges.

The prosecutor's office reported today they had not received any of the information relating to the investigation.

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