Stinson Post Office Robbed in 1943


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/29/1943.

Post Office at Stinson Robbed

Cpl. Leonard Hawkins reported Wednesday evening that three boys were arrested for breaking and entering the P.M. Morris store and the U.S. Post Office of Stinson.  Names of the (illegible) be published at this time.

According to Mr. Morris, his store and post office, which is combined, was entered early Tuesday morning and approximately $150 was stolen, part of which was post office receipts.  The youths confessed of taking $48 which Cpl. Hawkins found on them.

The boys, two of which was 18 years old and the other 14, will be held for further court action.  One of the three had previously been on bond.

The youthful culprits were seized only thirty-six hours after their outlawed venture by the great detective work of Cpl. Hawkins.

This is an addition to the juvenile crime wave which has spread over the entire nation during the past six months and is now one of the big problems of police departments everywhere.

Cpl. Hawkins also reported that ten speeders have been caught so far this month.