Following the killing of an SIUE student earlier this month, local law enforcement are asking you to be careful when buying or selling things online. The victim apparently met his alleged killer on private property after making contact through Craigslist. Wood River Police Chief Otis Steward tells The Big Z by meeting in a public place you can stack the deck in your favor.
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Steward says there are also a number of parents who use the police department to pick up and drop off their children if custody disputes are contentious. He says there will be even more room to do that one the new police station is built.