Category Archives: Press Release

Sheriff Expanding The W.I.S.H. Program

In 2006, Lincoln County Sheriff Dan Torres started the Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program as a way to incorporate the skills and expertise of senior citizens into the Sheriff’s Office. The WISH program gives seniors a greater insight into … Continue reading

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Java With John

Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle will be available to the public to discuss any concerns they are experiencing in their area of the county. In an informal setting, citizens can ask the Sheriff questions relating to various topics including crime, … Continue reading

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Sheriff Cottle Thanks Wish Volunteer

Sheriff John Cottle would like to publicly thank Mr. Robert Coleman for seven-years of volunteer work at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Coleman applied under the Sheriff’s Welcoming In Senior Helpers (WISH) program established in 2006. “Mr. Coleman has … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Man Assaults Another With Machete

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Peaceful View Lane, in Foley, for an assault Sunday morning. The victim told deputies 35-year old Eugenio Jimenez, of Foley, started a confrontation with him about an incident that occurred two-years previous. The … Continue reading

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Shooting In Lincoln County Sends Wentzville Man To The Hospital

Around 4:30 pm, on September 11, 2013, Lincoln County deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Morgan Valley Rd, in Foley, for a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with homeowner, 41-year old, William Corey Welsh, who stated his daughter’s … Continue reading

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Foley Man Chokes Woman And Handcuffs Her To Vehicle

During the late night hours of Friday, September 6, 2013, deputies responded to the 100 block of Wild Horse Drive, in Foley, to find a woman handcuffed to a steering wheel. The victim told deputies she was involved in a … Continue reading

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Two In Custody For Multiple Burglaries In Silex

On August 1, 2013, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a stolen maroon 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck off the property of Silex Central Elevator. Surveillance identified two unknown suspects who arrived in a Pontiac Grand Am. On September 3, … Continue reading

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Stop For Children Loading And Unloading From School Buses

School bus drivers for the Lincoln County R-III School District informed Sheriff John Cottle and Troy Chief Jeff Taylor there’s an increasing number of Lincoln County drivers passing stopped school buses while they are loading and unloading students. Since school … Continue reading

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Sheriff Announces Zero Tolerance Tow Policy For Uninsured Motorists

Starting September 1, 2013, Sheriff John Cottle announces a zero tolerance policy for motorists driving with a suspended or revoked license and motorist who drive without insurance. To protect the insured, drivers found driving with a revoked or suspended driver’s … Continue reading

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Sheriff Announces Significant Conceal Carry Permit Changes

Sheriff John Cottle announces significant changes to the Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit laws.  Recently, Jeff City lawmakers changed the CCW permits requirements and it has caused some confusion.  The following changes take effect immediately: Expiration and Registration Changes ·    … Continue reading

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