From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: October 15, 2019
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
HPD ARREST TWO AND RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLE FROM PIKE COUNTY MO
Monday, October 14, 2019 a citizen reported seeing a vehicle in the 1400 block of Market Street that had been reported stolen. Officers made contact with two males, Patrick Niffen, 48 of Bowling Green, MO and James Hartwick, 38 of Louisiana, MO. Officers were able to confirm the vehicle was reported stolen from Pike County MO. Niffen was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle and outstanding warrants out of Pike County MO. Hartwick was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Niffen was taken to the Marion County Jail on a twenty-four hour hold pending formal charges. Hartwick was questioned and released.