The South Roxana Police Department and the Roxana Police Department conducted a joint operation over a two night period. Investigators from each agency conducted surveillance on registered Child Sex Offenders to determine if they were delivering candy to children during Trick or Treat hours.
One subject was taken into custody in reference to the investigation. Terry L Heltsley of the 900 block of Missouri Avenue was arrested Oct. 30 for Presence within a School Zone by a Child Sex Offender a class (4) felony. His bond was set at $30,000.
The exterior of Heltsley’s residence had Halloween decorations, the porch light was on during trick or treat hours, and several children were observed going up to the house and candy being delivered from the residence.
Heltsley is a registered child sex offender for aggravated criminal sexual abuse/victim under nine years of age.
There is a total of 10 registered child sex offenders between the two communities.