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Wehrenberg Theatres and Masons Partner on Behalf of Missouri Parents

Neighborhood Theatres Offer Tool to Aid Police in Event of Abduction

St. Louis, MO - Wehrenberg Theatres and the Missouri Masonic Family are teaming up with events designed to aid police if the unimaginable were to become reality for parents. Several theatres will host “MOCHIP,” or Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program. The events allow parents to collect updated information of their children in formats most useful to the police.

Parents can bring their children to any scheduled MOCHIP event free of charge. The children will be photographed and fingerprinted on the spot. Special equipment will record this information, along with other vital identifiers (such as height, weight, birthmarks, etc.), to a small computer disc. The disc can, if needed, be uploaded almost immediately by police to Amber Alert, the national child search system.

In addition, the child's dental bite impression will be taken and given to parents. Dental bites offer another way to identify a child, along with enough saliva to provide police canines a scent to help search for missing children. Laminated ID cards of the child are also provided in the MOCHIP package. These packages offer authorities a great amount of useful information for the time-sensitive search and recovery plans.

The program is not only offered free of charge, but all information gathered by the MOCHIP program is erased at the end of the day to insure confidentiality. The pertinent information winds up in the parents' hands only. Only a signed permission slip is kept by the Masons.

Wehrenberg has provided locations for the event, and helped fund it as well. The company donated over $25,000 of high-tech equipment to make the program possible. St. Louis, MO - Wehrenberg Theatres and the Missouri Masonic Family are teaming up with events designed to aid police if the unimaginable were to become reality for parents.

A complete schedule of hosting theatres is:


June 22, 2013 – Ronnies 20 Cine – Noon to 5 PM
August 3, 2013 – Ronnies 20 Cine – Noon to 5 PM





More dates will be added in the future. Those dates will, of course, be made public as soon as possible.