Madelyn Daley
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Major Case Squad called in to investigate teenage shooting

In 1965, police departments in the Greater St. Louis Area formed the Major Case Squad to help with the investigations of serious crimes. The agency now comprises 119 separate police departments, including the Belleville Police Department. Any of the cooperating police departments can ask the Major Case Squad for assistance, and the requesting department will be assigned highly trained investigators and other experts to assist in the investigation. The MCS was recently called in to help the Cahokia Police Department investigate the shooting of three teenagers.

Belleville man charged with sexual abuse of two 14-year-old girls

Sexual abuse can come to light in many ways. One of the most common is an allegation of sexual abuse made to a health care professional. Medical care givers are required to report such allegations to the police. A recent incident involving a teen-age girl's statement to a medical professional has resulted in nearly a dozen charges of sexual abuse being levied at a Belleville man.

Man accused of defacing graves is found unfit to stand trial

The mental state of a defendant in any criminal trial in Madison County is an important issue. All defendants are initially presumed to be fit to stand trial, but if the court finds that the defendant is unable to understand the proceedings and assist in his defense, the defendant may be declared mentally unfit to stand trial.

Two men charged with residential burglary

Most Belleville residents assume that crimes such as assault and burglary take place at night. However, not all criminal conduct is limited to the evening. Two men were recently arrested in St. Clair County on suspicion of committing a residential burglary at about 11:00 a.m.

Caseyville, Illinois, man arrested for home repair fraud

As people age, their willingness to undertake laborious home repair tasks diminishes. A man from Caseyville has recently been charged with twice trying to take advantage of elderly people by collecting money for home maintenance jobs and then never performing the work.

Man allegedly beat estranged wife with bat

Divorces can stir very intense emotions in one or both spouses. In some cases, one spouse will let intense anger spill over into one or more acts of violence. A funeral home director from Belleville was recently charged with using a baseball bat to assault and threaten his estranged wife in her home.

Cold case investigation leads to murder charges

Many police forces have cold cases, that is, criminal investigations that were halted without any arrests or charges being filed. Authorities in Madison and Jersey Counties have recently joined forces to make an arrest in a cold case arising out of a disappearance that happened eight years ago.

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