Daily American Republic
Police say they will “vigorously” investigate a burglary last week of clothing items meant for underprivileged children from Grace United Methodist Church. Police chief Danny Whiteley says church treasurer and member Sharon Gingery stopped by the church in the 1000 block of Delano Street on Thursday to inventory items set to be distributed to underprivileged children going into foster care and other programs. The Backpacks of Love with T-shirts, underwear and socks were almost all gone! Gingery noticed a broken window on the north side of the building. Police took several sets of fingerprints from the glass and are turning those over to the crime lab. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Poplar Bluff Police Department at (573) 785-5776.