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Week In Review: Couple Charged With Keeping Child in Cage, Wing Ding Leaving O'Fallon and More

We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured on O'Fallon Patch from last week.

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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the O'Fallon Patch from the last few days.

O'Fallon Couple Charged With Keeping Autistic Child in Cage

  • An O’Fallon couple is accused of keeping a 6-year-old autistic child in a makeshift cage as he sat in urine and feces. St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy A. Lohmar announced charges were filed against Victoria and Terry Smith, of O’Fallon, for first-degree endangeríng the welfare of a child. O’Fallon Police and Department of Social Services representatives visited the house on Half Moon Drive Dec. 15, 2010 in response to an anonymous call to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

Public Works Considers Moving Recycle Drop-Off Sites in O'Fallon

  • The O'Fallon Public Works Department noted in their report for January 2013 that they would consider moving the city's two recycling drop-off sites. The sites at Monticello Plaza and TR Hughes Ballpark have become eyesores, the report stated, due to illegal drop-offs. New signage at the sites has helped somewhat, and as an alternative to moving, the city may look at installing surveillance cameras at the sites.

Rumored Hostage Standoff Called a Domestic Incident By Police

  • A domestic situation in O'Fallon on Monday prompted the lockdown of several local businesses and schools. Officers from the O'Fallon Police Departmentwere called to a home on Brougham Drive, just off Weldon Spring Road, for the report of a domestic disturbance. Because there were concerns about weapons being used, police followed protocol to make sure that everyone would remain safe, O'Fallon Police Officer Diana Damke told Patch.

  • Boone Center Inc. plans to move its annual Wing Ding fundraiser back to St. Charles after having it in O'Fallon for two years. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 6 in Frontier Park and will include wings, beer, live music and more.

  • The O'Fallon Municipal Court started the month of January with a total of 9,052 cases pending. At the end of January, the court reported 7,726 cases pending. A total of 267 warrants were issued in January.


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