A Union man was taken to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Union police responded to Mobile Manor Sunday, July 8, at 11 a.m. after a report of a gunshot wound. Police said a 42-year-old man was injured after shooting himself in the stomach.

Police said the man accidentally shot the weapon while he was cleaning it. He was transported to seek medical attention.

Stolen Vehicles

A truck with its keys left inside was stolen in Union.

Officers received a report Saturday, July 7, about a vehicle taken from North Washington Avenue. A man reported his white Ford F-150 had been taken from his residence.

The keys were left inside the vehicle overnight and the victim was unsure when the vehicle was taken.

Officers entered the vehicle into Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) as stolen.

The same day another stolen vehicle was reported from J&L Auto. A woman reported her 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada was stolen from the business.

The vehicle was stolen off the lot after the vehicle’s key was placed underneath a floor mat in the vehicle and it was left unlocked.

Also on Saturday, police located a different stolen vehicle.

Officers took a report at Dollar General at 1036 Paul Alan Drive for an abandoned car.

The officer ran the vehicle’s identification number through Franklin County Communications and discovered the car had been reported stolen from Indiana.

The state was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was towed by Sturm’s for authorities from Indiana to pick up.


Officers arrested a man for shoplifting from Walmart Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the store Friday, July 6, just after 1 p.m. after a 22-year-old Union man was spotted shoplifting by the store’s loss prevention team.

Police said the man threw the stolen merchandise in the parking lot. He was arrested and issued a summons for shoplifting.