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License Plate Recognition System Assists in Stolen Vehicle Recovery


Camdenton, MO - 11-28-23 - Last Tuesday morning, 11-21-23, a deputy patrolling just West of Camdenton received notification through the FLOCK Safety system of a stolen vehicle in the area.  The static license plate recognition system operated by the Missouri Department of Public Safety alerted the deputy at approximately 7:00 a.m.  


The deputy soon located the stolen vehicle, a white 2001 Ford F350 parked in the Casey's parking lot on West US Hwy 54 in Camdenton.  The deputy conducted a computer check of the license plate on the vehicle and verified it was stolen from Ste. Genevieve County.


The deputy contacted two women in the vehicle identified as 47-year-old Glenda K Whaley of Bonne Terre, MO and 49-year-old Tina R Herron of Bismarck, MO.  During the investigation the deputy confirmed Whaley took the vehicle from a family member's residence without permission.


Whaley and Herron were both arrested at the scene and transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility.  Whaley was charged with the Class D Felony of 1st Degree Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and is being held on a $25,000 surety bond.  Herron was charged with the Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance with a $50,000 surety bond and is being held on several active parole violation and probation violation warrants.

A reminder that these charges are merely allegations of wrongdoing. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.