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Three Arrested For Collinsville Craigslist Robberies

In two earlier incidents this month, people arriving to buy the television were beaten with a baseball bat.

12/26/2013

Man Steals Woman’s Ring After Flying Her To St. Louis

Authorities are searching for a cunning criminal who stole a Wisconsin woman’s diamond ring after paying to fly her to St. Louis.

10/09/2013

David Mangum entered a not guilty plea Thursday after being charged with recklessly infecting another with HIV.  (photo credit: police handout)

Man Charged with Spreading HIV Claims 300 Partners

In Missouri sentences for such crimes are among the nation’s harshest carries up to life in prison.

09/06/2013

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Two Charged in Metro East Craigslist Robbery

Investigators say the female victim found an iPhone on Craigslist and, after calling about it, the seller told her not to call him but to text. After several texts, they agreed to meet.

09/04/2013

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Craigslist Ad Showing Abused Dog in Belleville Deemed a Hoax

It turns out a reported dog abuse case didn’t happen in Belleville, but half a world away.

07/16/2013

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Police Chief: Cyber Crimes Unit Large Enough

Craigslist is an increasingly popular tool in the arsenal of St. Louis scam artists but the city’s police chief says his team of seven is large enough.

07/01/2013

A federal judge has sentenced William Lawrnce of Maplewood to 6 years in prison for trying to hire a hitman on Craigslist.

Maplewood Man Gets 6 Years for Trying to Hire Hitman to Kill Officer

According to court documents, the ad placed on Craigslist offered a million dollars for someone to kill a Maplewood police officer.

06/26/2013

File photo of a coffin.  (credit: Steve McAlister/Getty Images)

Iowa Man Selling Coffin Gets Questions About Bones

An Iowa man’s online classified ad offering an oak coffin for sale neglected to mention the full skeleton inside, so police interrupted the deal and seized the bones.

06/24/2013

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New ‘Pet-Flipping’ Scam Targets Animal Lovers

The scam generally works like this: people find or steal animals and then list them on Craigslist under “Found Pets” to land some quick cash, often used to buy drugs.

06/03/2013

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce

Circuit Attorney Has Tips For Avoiding Craigslist Crime

“Always meet in a public place. You can even meet in the parking lot of your local police station.”

04/08/2013

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