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Iron Mountain Lake
Police Bulletins

St Francois County Sheriff's Department
Daniel R Bullock
1550 Doubet Road
Farmington, Missouri 63640
Visit Department's Homepage

Prosecuting Attorney

St. Francois Co.
1 N Washington St
# 101
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-1631‎ - Prosecuting Attorney
(573) 756-6666

Bismarck Rural Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 128
Bismarck Missouri 63624
Fire House -
Dispatch -

Mineral Area Drug Task Force

MO. Drug Eradication Hotline

MO. Methamphetamine Hotline


St. Francois County Ice Team

1-573-431-7314 Ext 101

Advocates for Crime Victims
St. Francois County
Prosecutor's Office

Missouri Department of Social Services
St. Francois County
140 Staples Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: (573) 431-6592
Fax: (573) 431-1651

Other Useful

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Troop C
599 South Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone 314-340-4000
FAX 314-340-4010

Super Site
3180 Koch Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
Phone: 314 416-2180

Service Center
5268 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone (573)431-3131

General Headquarters,
Cole County
1510 E. Elm St.
P.O. Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3313
FAX: (573) 751-9419

Division Of Drug And Crime Control

P.O. Box 568
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3452
Fax: (573) 526-5577

Narcotics Hotlines
Methamphetamine Hotline
1-888-823 METH
Marijuana Hotline

Missouri Attorney General
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3321
Fax: 573-751-0774

State & Local Law Enforcement

Crime Victims

Missouri Office of Homeland Security

FBI - St. Louis Area Field Office
2222 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 589-2500
Fax: (314) 589-2636

FBI - Cape Girardeau Satellite Office

339 Broadway, Room 208
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-7344
Phone: (573) 335-2511
Fax: (573) 335-0138

FBI Tips and Public Leads

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

The U.S. Attorney General
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

Police Misconduct

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - St Louis
DEA OfficesSt. Louis—314-538-4600
Cape Girardeau—575-334-1534
DEA Tips and Public Leads

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms and Explosives

ATF St. Louis Field Office
Resident Agent in Charge
1222 Spruce
Room 6.205
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 269-2200
Fax: (314) 269-2238

ATF Cape Girardeau Field Office
Resident Agent in Charge
Bureau of ATF
Auburn Park Place
3065 William Street, Suite 301
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Fax: 573-334-0603

ATF Hotlines

538 Gallatin Drive
Bismarck (IML), Missouri 63624

Emergency -  By Land Line - 911
                        By Cell Phone - (573)431-3131
Dispatch -      (573)431-3131 
Police Chief - Anthony Benson

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - DailyJournalOnline - Teresa Ressel - After deliberating an hour-and-a-half, a St. Francois County jury determined an Iron Mountain Lake woman was guilty of a March 2013 shooting.
Marsha Rulo, 34, of Iron Mountain Lake, had been charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The jury found her guilty of a lesser charge of second-degree assault, as well as armed criminal action and the three counts of endangering.... READ MORE


At the Monthly City Council Meeting held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7pm, the City Council unanimously approved and voted to accept a Code and Resolution for Occupancy Permits. It is now required, effective immediately, that anyone moving into any rental property, newly built home or newly purchased home you must now acquire an Occupancy Permit before moving into any property within the city limits of Iron Mountain Lake, Missouri.
If you are a property owner that rents homes within the City, or you are planning on purchasing a home here, or building a home here, you will need to go to the Iron Mountain Lake City Hall and apply for an application for an Occupancy Permit. The Iron Mountain Lake City Clerk will schedule an inspection from their independently acquired Building Inspector and you will be issued an Occupancy Permit upon successfully passing the code inspection. The cost of the application for the permit will be $40.00, payable to City of Iron Mountain Lake. Call 573-734-2042 for more information and/or to schedule an inspection. Thank you!
The new building codes are available for viewing at City Hall. Copies of the codes may be acquired for the usual processing fees. The codes are also available for viewing on-line here ....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – IML News - This is a follow-up on the IML Police pursuit that was on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at approximately 6:10pm, for a possible DUI. Charges have been formally filed on Thomas L. Young, of Bismarck.
When an IML Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the suspect, Young, he fled in his vehicle. The pursuit left IML and then finally ended in Park Hills where the suspect was arrested in the vicinity of South School Rd. near Walnut. Also assisting in the pursuit was the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Francois County Sherriff’s Department, Bismarck, Leadington and Park Hills Police. The suspect was wanted on multiple warrants in Bollinger County, St. Genevieve County and St. Francois County. The suspect is also known as serving probation and parole for multiple DUIs.


Saturday, February 18, 2012 – IML NEWS – In an interview held on Friday, February 17, 2012 with IML Police Sergeant Lavander the details of a methamphetamine bust was revealed.
On Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1:35am a Methamphetamine bust was executed. Based upon an anonymous tip to IML Officer Sergeant Lavander, IML Police Chief Hansen and Reserve Officer Dierks went to the residence in question located on Pacific St. in Iron Mountain Lake, under the suspicion, that possibly meth was being produced. The home owner answered the door and Chief Hansen asked if they could speak and was then granted entrance to the home. While entering the home a strong chemical smell was evident and upon viewing the immediate area products and paraphernalia used in the production of making meth was in plain view. When Chief Hansen asked how many individuals were presently in the home, they answered only three. But upon searching the home, three others were located hiding in the bedroom and bathroom. The six suspects were placed in custody and Drug Task Force was called to confirm the paraphernalia, products and to make an analysis of the finished methamphetamine found on the premises. Upon confirmation, the suspects were then arrested and, with the assistance of the Bismarck Police Department, were transported to St. François County Jail. The suspects were processed and held on a 24 hour hold pending application of warrants. One suspect is still being held on other warrants.
As of now, formal charges have been filed and are now being processed and executed. The suspects are being charged with possession of controlled substances, distribution, delivery and the manufacturing of a controlled substance.
The suspects charged are:
Donnie R. Peck Jr., age 36, of Iron Mountain Lake
Gregory D. Peck, age 32, of Ironton
Alma M. Lato, age 37, of the Bismarck area
Jennifer L. Hitchcock, age 25, of Park Hills
Megan N. Nicoletti, age 34, of Park Hills
Michael C. Eichenberger, age 39, of Park Hills -  Correction, suspect is from Leadwood

In other news, there was a IML Police pursuit on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at approximately 6:10pm, for a possible DUI.
When the IML Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop the subject fled in the vehicle. The pursuit left IML and headed towards Bismarck where the Bismarck Police also became involved. The pursuit continued through the County to Leadington and then finally to Park Hills where an arrest was made. Also assisting in the pursuit was the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Francois County Sherriff’s Department, Leadington and Park Hills Police. The suspect was wanted on multiple warrants in Bollinger County, St. Genevieve County and St. Francois County. The suspect is also known as serving probation and parole for multiple DUIs. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 – IML News – We received a phone call this Saturday morning from IML Police Sergeant Lavander. He informed us that after midnight on Saturday, February 11, 2012, the Iron Mountain Lake Police Department made a substantial Methamphetamine bust in the area of Brown Mountain Rd., within the City of Iron Mountain Lake. The meth lab was described as large and six suspects were arrested. The arresting officers were Police Chief Hansen and Reserve Officer Dierks, with Sergeant Lavander continuing the follow-up today. The six suspects are in St. François County jail awaiting formal charges. The names of the suspects will be released once charges are filed.
As a follow-up, we spoke with Sergeant Lavander about the recent break-ins on the west side of IML. He reported that there have been no further incidents. He also related that he believes that because of the efforts and diligence of the Department and the IML citizens, the burglars have moved on to other areas of the County, citing the recent rash of similar activities at Terre Du Lac, and other communities. He wants to remind us to remain diligent and to report suspect individuals, vehicles and activities to the IML Police Department.

Monday, January 30, 2012 - IML News - In a phone conversation at 11:30am with IML Police Officer Sergeant Larry Lavander, Sergeant Lavander gave further information regarding the recent break-ins involving residents in Ward 1. He confirmed the break-ins. There had also been reports of suspicious behavior. He related that there are some persons of interest and that if anyone has any information about them or the vehicles herein mentioned, please contact him at 573-518-4516. The persons of interest are two white males in their late 20’s – early 30’s, and they may be seen driving either a white single cab 1995 Chevy Truck or a white 1995 Oldsmobile car. Sergeant Lavander is asking everyone, in the entire IML community, to be diligent and observant. He is also asking everyone to make sure all your vehicles, sheds and homes are secured and locked. Report ANY suspicious behavior to Officer Lavander at 573-518-4516. If you see a burglary in progress, do not approach any suspects, because they could be armed, nor make any attempt to take matters into your own hands. Call 911 or 573-431-3131 if calling by cell phone.
Those interested in participating in a impromptu Neighborhood Watch in Ward 1, contact Ward 1 Alderman Dan Edwards at 573-734-6697.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - IML News - FYI - Recently there have been several break-ins in the Ward 1 area of Iron Mountain Lake.
Earlier in the month there was a break-in on St. Louis Ave. And now the most recent was last night, the the early am hours on Sunday, January 29, 2012.
During the night a detached garage, on Wayne Dr. was robbed. The home owners believe the incident occurred at about 1am, when the neighborhood dog was barking much louder than usual. When the victims arose this morning they had discovered that their garage had been broken into. Upon inspection, there were items moved and placed next to the door, such as a sawsall, power saw and other power equipment. Upon further inspection it was revealed that their generator and several cans of gas had been stolen. They believe that when they awoke from the dog barking, turned on a light and looked out the window it must have scared the thieves off. The owners believe they were also going to take the items left at the door, but were interrupted.