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December 16th, 2019

 

TRUMAN PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF EXCHANGING FUEL FOR SEX

 

A longtime local university professor is accused of offering to fill up an undercover detective's vehicle with fuel in exchange for sexual acts.
Barry Poyner, a professor of communications at Truman State University, is charged with one misdemeanor count of patronizing prostitution.
Court documents state that in early November 2019, a Kirksville police detective was informed by the Truman Department of Public Safety that there were anonymous tips that the 57-year-old Poyner had been using an app called Grindr to harass male Truman students for sexual contact as well as offering to pay for items in exchange for sexual favors.
The detective then made an undercover profile on Grindr, posing as an 18-year-old male.
Police say a user, later identified as Poyner, sent numerous messages and nude photos to the undercover officer, requesting to meet to engage in sexual activity.
After an ongoing series of messages, Poyner agreed to meet who he thought was an 18-year-old man at a Kirksville convenience store to fuel up his car.
Police were waiting for Poyner to arrive. When he did, he then drove off. Officers turned on their emergency lights and pulled Poyner over two blocks away.
They explained they wanted to talk to him about the "Grindr chat" he was having.
The detective wrote in court documents that Poyner said, "I was not doing anything with a minor."
The officer explained there was not an issue or complaint involving a minor. The issue was "paying for sexual favors."
Investigators say Poyner then told them he was "not going to do that. I was going to give him some gas."
Officers report Poyner then started deleting items from his cell phone. When asked if he deleted his Grindr account, Poyner paused a few seconds and then said he “deleted things” but he was “not sure what.”
The detective then explained the charge to Poyner and told him he should avoid offering money or gifts for sex. Poyner replied that he was "trying to help."
Poyner was issued a summons on Friday to make his initial appearance in an Adair County Courtroom on January 8, 2020.
Truman State University General Counsel Warren Wells released the following statement on December 13, 2019:
“The University is aware of the situation regarding Barry Poyner. He has been placed on suspension and informed that he is not allowed on campus, cannot have any contact with student organizations or participate in any campus events or activities. The University is cooperating with law enforcement and will have no further comment while the matter is under investigation.”

 


BROOKFIELD WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT


A northeast Missouri woman is recovering after a weekend crash in Linn County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dena Shiftlett, 52, of Brookfield, Missouri, was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 36, two miles southeast of Bucklin at 3:02 p.m. Sunday.
Troopers say her pickup ran off the right side of the road and overturned.
Shiftlett was transported by Linn County Ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of minor injuries
Troopers add Shiftlett was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

 

 

WINTER WEATHER COULD CAUSE MORE COMMUTE ISSUES MONDAY

Winter weather conditions will continue through Sunday night, and a second round of mixed precipitation is expected to spread across much of Missouri early Monday morning and continue throughout the day. The Missouri Department of Transportation is recommending that people delay their Monday morning commute or stay home if possible. This second wave has the potential to produce more snow, ice and freezing rain. There is also a possibility of refreezing Monday afternoon.

MoDOT crews are treating roads and bridges and will remain on duty until the winter weather is finished and the roads are clear. To check current road conditions, please go to MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org. The map is also available as a free app for Apple and Android devices.

Here are some safe driving tips if you must travel during inclement weather:

MoDOT also provides road condition information through its Customer Service Center. Call 888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) to speak with a customer service representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 




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December 13th, 2019

 

LANDLINE AND WIRELESS SERVICES IN BRUNSWICK AREA AFFECTED BY CUT IN FIBER LINE

A fiber cut was reported yesterday (Thursday) morning that resulted in issues for both landline and wireless services customers of Chariton Valley in Brunswick.  Company Officials quickly issued an urgent message shortly before 11:30 AM through local media saying the fiber cut was affecting landline and wireless services customers in Brunswick and that their team was working to resolve the issue as quickly a possible. The message went on to apologize for any issues during that time. By 6:08 PM last (Thursday) night, Chariton Valley issued another message saying the fiber cut has been fixed and all services restored for customers in the Brunswick service area.


SPICKARD MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 A Spickard, Missouri man is injured after an accident in Grundy County Wednesday evening According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 55 year old Robert Blozvich was westbound on Route C inside the Spickard City Limit at around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck a telephone pole. Blozvich was taken by private vehicle to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment of moderate injuries. 


TWO TEENS INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

 Two Huntsville teens are injured after an accident in Randolph county Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 17 year old Bradyn Woods of Huntsville was Southbound on Randolph County Road 2130 just south of Huntsville at around 8:40 Wednesday night when he lost control of the vehicle attempting to avoid a deer in the road.  The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, ran off the left side of the road and overturned.  Two female juveniles, both from Huntsville, were taken by private vehicle from the accident to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  Wood was not injured. 


FIRST IMPACT PARENT PROGRAM TO COME TO NORTHEAST MISSOURI NEXT YEAR

ThinkFirst Missouri in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway Safety and Traffic Division has developed an evidence-based, facilitated traffic safety parent program called First Impact. First Impact is a 60-90 minute facilitated traffic safety parent program.  The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law.  The First Impact Program is coming to Moberly in January and will  take place Monday, Jan. 5 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at  Steffes Conference Room at Moberly Area Community College 101 North College Avenue, Moberly, MO.  To register for this event, please visit https://firstimpact.missouri.edu/events, or for more information, you can contact First Impact Director, Deana Dothage, at 573-884-3463 


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

Summary of calls for December 11th, 2019






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December 12th, 2019

 

 

MISSOURI MAN JAILED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

 

A traffic stop lands a Missouri man in jail on drug charges.

On Saturday, a Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy made a traffic stop on State Highway 6 near Tolona, Missouri. 

While investigating the traffic matter, the deputy detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered a brief case containing drug paraphernalia, approximately 190 grams of marijuana and also methamphetamine. 

The driver, identified as Dylan Gillett, 20, of St. Peters, Missouri was arrested for delivery of controlled substances.

Gillett was subsequently charged by Lewis County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Chelsea Hoffman, with two class C felonies of delivery of a controlled substance. 

He was released after posting a $25,000 cash bond.

 

 

MERCER WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

A Mercer, Missouri woman is injured after an accident in Mercer County Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 29 year old Dodge Docheff of Kansas City was Northbound on Highway 65 just north of Princeton when he tried to navigate a U-Turn in a private drive.  As he was navigating the U-turn his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by 48 year old Catherine Woodley of Mercer.  Woodley sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Wayne County Hospital in Corydon Iowa for treatment.  Docheff was not injured.

 

 

STOLEN VEHICLE REPORTED AND QUICKLY FOUND IN CHILLICOTHE TUESDAY

 

Chillicothe Dispatch received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 200 block of N. Washington Street. The vehicle, a 2012 Lincoln SUV was taken from a convenience store and headed north on US 65. Officers began an immediate search for the vehicle and as an Officer was northbound in the 2600 block of N. Washington, he observed a vehicle matching the description, at the fuel pumps of the convenience store at that location. The Officer made contact with the subject, who was attempting to fuel the vehicle. The subject, a 39 year old Chillicothe resident, was arrested for the vehicle theft and found in unlawful possession of “Brass Knuckles”, Possession of Methamphetamine and was fraudulently using a credit device of the vehicle owner to attempt to obtain fuel for the vehicle. The subject was also taken into custody on a State of Mo. Probation/Parole violation warrant.  Approximately 3 minutes passed from the time of the initial reported theft of the vehicle, ‘til the time of recovery by the Officer. Investigation leads to three recent cases of reported vehicle thefts within Chillicothe…The suspect was transferred to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of the filing of charges….

 

 

AGREEMENT REACHED ON TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF BOONE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Officials from Boone County and the City of Columbia announced Thursday, Dec. 5 that they have reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the Boone County Fairgrounds from Boone County to the City of Columbia. A Memorandum of Understanding must now be approved by the Boone County Commission and the Columbia City Council. 

Highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding include:

Transfer of 135.9 acres from the County to the City via a special warranty deed. No cash will be exchanged between the two parties. City of Columbia agrees to convert the property into a recreation complex that will benefit all of the residents of Boone County. Park planning staff will solicit public input for the final design, but the new park could fulfill existing needs including six synthetic multi-sport turf fields, an 8-lane track and field area, four baseball/softball diamonds, two picnic shelters, an inclusive playground for children and adults of all abilities and a 29-acre agricultural park that could become the permanent home of the annual Boone County Fair. The rendering of these amenities is for demonstration purposes only. City of Columbia will be responsible for the maintenance of the MKT Trail currently being maintained by the County, providing trail users with a single point of contact regarding special events or maintenance issues. City of Columbia will honor existing leases with Veterans United Home Loans and United Parcel Service (UPS). Boone County will retain ownership of the separate 53.6-acre tract that fronts the northbound lanes of Highway 63 across from the existing fairgrounds. Boone County first purchased the fairgrounds from the Boone County Agricultural and Mechanical Society in 1999. 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 10TH, 2019

7:30am, Officer out in the 1000 block of Webster Street reference possible theft…..

 

8:32am, Officer spoke on phone to subject in reference to a hit & run vehicle crash on a parking lot in the 500 block of N. Washington Street that occurred yesterday….

 

10:53am, Subject in PD with questions on how to get assistance for subject with abusing alcohol…..Officers explained Court assistance program……

 

11:16am, Officer out at a location on 10th Street reference a continuing investigation….

 

11:37am, Officers responded to an address in the 100 block of E. Jackson Street reference a child at that location that had missed their bus pick-up for preschool…..The babysitter was contacted and information will be forwarded to Children’s Services….

 

12:31pm, Officers at PD to obtain statements from subjects in reference to continuing investigation….

 

1:21pm, Subject in PD wanting to speak with Officer…..Officer spoke with them….

 

1:41pm, Officers responded to 1100 block of Grandview Avenue in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. As a result, both parties agreed to separate and no arrests were made….

 

2:31pm, Officers checking on well-being of subject who had left the premises while at an appointment in the 400 block of Youssef Drive…..The subject was located and found to be OK….

 

3:00pm, Parking complaint in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street….Handled by School Resource Officer….

 

3:26pm, Officer out in the 1500 block of Fairchild Street on an investigation….

 

3:36pm, Officer performed a motorist assist near Washington and Ann Streets….Vehicle broken down and causing traffic backup….Vehicle was moved and roadway cleared….

 

4:17pm, Officers at PD investigating report of possible child abuse…Investigation continuing….

 

4:23pm, Report of possible harassment of students while on School Bus….School Resource Officer notified and will contact complainant….

 

5:54pm, Officers responded to the intersection of Washington and 3rd Street for a two vehicle accident. Upon Officers’ arrival it was determined there were no injuries.  Officers investigated and found a vehicle was traveling northbound on Washington Street when they disobeyed a red signal light and collided with a vehicle traveling eastbound on 3rd Street. Due to moderate damage, both vehicles were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

 

7:17pm, Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of St. Louis Street reference a possible fire on a cook stove….Determined to have been something on a burner….No fire found….

 

 

10:24pm, Officer out in the 1500 block of Webster Street on an investigation….

 

11:55pm, Commercial business alarm in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street…..Officers notified of false alarm while in route…..

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 88 calls for service on 12/10/2019….

 

 

 




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December 11th, 2019                                                                                

HUNTSVILLE MAN OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH WEEKEND ROBBERY AND HELD WITHOUT BAIL

Authorities released the name of the man arrested Monday afternoon by detectives with the Moberly Police Department. 26 year old Shawn McCormick of Huntsville has been charged with first degree robbery in connection with the Saturday night armed robbery at Bratcher’s Fuel on South Morley in Moberly. Police say McCormick entered the store around 6pm Saturday night and pulled a rifle on a store employee. Surveillance video later released to the public in an attempt to identify the suspect revealed a male suspect wearing a mask and holding a rifle. The store employee said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. McCormick is being held without bond as a judge said the suspect poses a threat to the safety of residents in the area. Moberly Police said in a social media post they were thankful to the community for the information sharing and tips received after asking for assistance, and said it’s a testament as to how well this community works together in a time of need.

 

COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY THAT OCCURRED MONDAY NIGHT

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robber at Xpress Liquor & Smokes at 2101 Corona Road, on Monday, Dec. 9, at approximately 5:10 p.m. One suspect, described as possibly a white male wearing a camouflage jacket with dark pants and covering his face, entered the store and displayed a handgun. He then left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. Columbia Police also offered thanks to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this case. The investigation continues

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE AT WELCOME INN

Columbia Police on patrol in the area of the Welcome Inn located at 1612 N. Providence Road and observed a running vehicle in the parking lot Monday night at approximately 11:50 p.m. The officer investigating found an unresponsive male inside the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel on the scene. The victim has been identified as Marceino Carlous Moore, age 36, of Columbia. The investigation is continuing and anyone with additional information is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

COURT OF APPEALS SAYS INSURANCE PROVIDERS FOR CITY OF COLUMBIA MUST PAY

Two insurance providers for the city of Columbia must pay $5.3 million to a man who spent nearly a decade in prison before his conviction for killing a Columbia sports editor was vacated. The Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled that that St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance should pay Ryan Ferguson $1 million a year for five years. Ferguson also was awarded $354,000 in attorney's fees.

Ferguson was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2001 death of Kent Heitholt, who was killed in the parking lot of the Columbia Daily Tribune. An appeals court vacated the conviction in 2013, saying Ferguson didn't receive a fair trial because the prosecutor's office withheld evidence from defense attorneys. Ferguson sued six Columbia police officers involved in his case, alleging they fabricated evidence, coerced witnesses and failed to investigate other possible suspects. The appeals court ruled that a circuit court was correct when it found language in the city's insurance policies made it clear they provided coverage for Ferguson's claims of harm.

 

TIS THE SEASON … FOR STRUCTURE FIRES THAT IS

Monday afternoon Columbia firemen were dispatched to a residential structure fire shortly after 2:30 pm at Day Flower Court. Upon entering the two story home they encountered smoke and located a fire in a hallway that was quickly extinguished. The cause was an electrical failure of a battery operated Christmas tree.  Damage is estimated at $2,000.  Earlier in the day, Firemen were dispatched a residential structure fire at 2712 Burrwood Drive at 1:52pm. where heavy smoke and fire was coming from a window on the front of the residence. The fire was brought under control in approximately fifteen minutes. The fire originated in a closet in a bedroom.  The cause is undetermined but investigators say they cannot rule out batteries from an electric scooter.  Damage is estimated at $80,000.  A housekeeper was home at the time of the event but exited safely.  Unfortunately, a dog was found deceased. Fire fighters normally see a larger volume of calls around the holidays

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Sheriff Steve Cox released the following information on recent activities …

Incident Reports:

·         LCSO recently completed investigation on property damage in the northwest part of the county. Incident ended up being referred to civil remedies.

·         Night of November 27 an off duty deputy and family were on U.S. 36 traveling west near the Grand River about 7:15 p.m. when they came upon and nearly struck a pickup pulling a boat with flat trailer tire(s) and hauling a hot tub on the boat. The off duty officer advised the vehicle could not be seen and was only traveling about 25 mph in a 65. A deputy on duty then met with the driver near Utica and issued the man a citation for improper/defective lights/signaling. Fortunately no accident took place.

·         November 28 a deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. 65 near Highway JJ for 82 in a 60. The female occupant was found to be in possession of more than 35 grams of suspected high quality marijuana and was transporting it for alleged distribution in Livingston County. The evidence and information were seized, evidence being submitted to the MSHP Crime Lab for necessary processing. Reports will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration. Speeding citation issued.

·         December 02 we began an investigation into theft of various items from private property on LIV 228 some of which include a heavy equipment battery, size 12.2 roll of electrical wire, gasoline and gas jugs and other items. We have developed a person of interest who happens to be on probation and parole but has not yet been located for interview.

·         December 02 Reserve Deputy/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a fight on Chillicothe High School property. Parent(s) and school officials are aware of the incident and it is being handled properly.

·         December 07 the LCSO responded to a location in Wheeling for reported domestic disturbance. It was determined no criminal violation had taken place. The couple made plans when they could remove their property and separate.

·         December 08 the LCSO recovered a vehicle stolen from Chillicothe recently on LIV 245 and LIV 222. A citizen called in the suspicious abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and the CPD and victim were notified.

·         December 09 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a juvenile investigation of bullying complaint on a school bus. The parents of the two children involved and school officials are aware of the situation and dealt with the problem. The situation is being properly attended and monitored.

·         LCSO currently has multiple investigations taking place which include at minimum multiple drug crimes, animal abuse/neglect, fugitive investigations, and stealing firearms and other items.

 

Most Wanted updates:

·         December 02 arrested by Ohio authorities, Buddy A. Harris, 36, Ohio, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on Delivery of Controlled Substance, class C felony. Bond set at $50,000 on case #17LV-CR00264-01. Mr. Harris will be extradited at earliest opportunity.

·         December 03 LCSO arrested Brian N. Moore, 49, Hale, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.

·         December 03 LCSO arrested Brenda L. Burnett, 59, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class D felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

·         December 03 added Lauren Baker, 31, Braymer, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Forgery violation 570.090. Bond set at $7500 cash on case #19LV-CR00649. Ms. Baker was originally arrested on this same warrant on November 17 and released on bond November 26, 2019. We now have this updated warrant.

·         December 03 added Savana Marie Coke, 19, Riverside, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Stealing-Firearm/Explosive Weapon/Ammonium Nitrate. Bond set at $50,000 on case #17LV-CR00385-01 with warrant dated December 02, 2019. Ms. Coke was arrested December 05 by Platte County authorities.

·         December 04 we arrested Anthony David Munroe, 38, Independence, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Abuse or Neglect of a Child under section 568.060.5(1)-No Sexual Contact 568.060 RSMO. Mr. Munroe was transferred to the DDRJ in lieu of bond.

·         December 04 we arrested Dawn K. Teel, 45, Wheeling, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class E felony DWI-Persistent 577.010 RSMO. Ms. Teel was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.

·         December 05 we added Jordan C. Riggins, 31, Ludlow wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony Stealing-$750 or more. Mr. Riggins was arrested December 10, 2019 by authorities in Daviess County.

·         December 08 Illinois authorities arrested Charles Michael Slavin, Illinois, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Burglary 1st degree. Warrant dated September 2019. LCSO will extradite at first opportunity once waiver of extradition has been approved.

·         December 08 the Kansas City Police arrested Carlisa J. Vargas on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on Felony allegation. Ms. Vargas will be extradited at earliest opportunity.

·         December 10 we added Edward Everett Arnold, 36, Excelsior Springs, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle-1stdegree and class E felony Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop. Bond set at $10,000 cash on case #19LV-CR00562.

 

Other Arrests:

·         December 01 served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Mickey Wayne Criner, 42, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 4 counts class E felony Passing Bad Check 570.120 RSMO. Mr. Criner was released on bond with a court appearance date.

 

Citations:

·         December 08 about 1:17 a.m. on U.S. 65 in north Chillicothe observed a vehicle reportedly being operated in a very poor manner. Stop and investigation resulted in the arrest of Neva Jean Olson, 45, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated. Ms. Olson was processed at the CPD, issued citation and released to a sober person.

 

Additional Information:

·         The LCSO has had a large number of detainees appear in Livingston County Circuit and Associate Court recently. We have had some change of venue detainees from Caldwell County appear. We had required additional security measures with a few of these prisoners for the safety of all involved.

·         December 09 the LCSO had a 2 plus hour department meeting where various subjects were discussed including, customer service, court, training, 2020 budget, enforcement, safety for officers and citizens, jail, and completed two areas of in-house annual training.

·         Afternoon of December 10 the LCSO has 41 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail  




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December 10th, 2019                                                                                

MOBERLY POLICE MAKE ARREST IN ARMED ROBBERY

Moberly authorities have made an arrest of a man suspected in the Armed Robbery that took place at Bratcher’s Fuel on South Morley Street around 6 o’clock Saturday night. At this time, the suspect’s identity has not been released.         

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH SENDS TEEN TO AREA HOSPITAL

A two vehicle wreck on US 63 at Route P in Randolph County sent one person to an area hospital. The patrol said the incident happened when 59 year old Donald W. Baugh of Clark attempted to cross highway 63 and pulled into the path of another auto driven by 19 year old Kailey B. Derschon of Paris who had minor injuries and transported by private vehicle to University Hospital for treatment. Derschon’s auto was totaled while the Baugh pickup had extensive damage. Randolph County Ambulance personnel assisted on scene, as did the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.

 

BOONE COUNTY TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF FAIRGROUNDS TO CITY OF COLUMBIA

Officials from Boone County and the City of Columbia announced this past Thursday that they have reached an agreement to transfer ownership of the Boone County Fairgrounds from Boone County to the City of Columbia. A Memorandum of Understanding must now be approved by the Boone County Commission and the Columbia City Council. Highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding include:

-Transfer of 135.9 acres from the County to the City via a special warranty deed as no cash will be exchanged between the two parties. As part of the agreement, the City of Columbia agrees to convert the property into a recreation complex that will benefit all of the residents of Boone County. Park planning staff will solicit public input for the final design, but the new park could fulfill existing needs including six synthetic multi-sport turf fields, an 8-lane track and field area, four baseball/softball diamonds, two picnic shelters, an inclusive playground for children and adults of all abilities and a 29-acre agricultural park that could become the permanent home of the annual Boone County Fair. The City will also be responsible for the maintenance of the MKT Trail currently being maintained by the County and the City will honor existing leases with Veterans United Home Loans and United Parcel Service. Boone County will retain ownership of the separate 53.6-acre tract that fronts the northbound lanes of Highway 63 across from the existing fairgrounds. Boone County first purchased the fairgrounds from the Boone County Agricultural and Mechanical Society back in 1999. 

 

NEW CEO NAMED AT AREA HOSPIOTAL

Moberly Regional Medical Center will have a new Chief Executive Officer as of January 6th when Brent Parsons officially takes over. Parson’s comes to Moberly from Bluffton Regional Medical Center in lufton, IN and served at the SEC at that hospital since them. Brent Parsons has been named the new Chief Executive Officer at Moberly Regional Medical Center effective January 6, 2020. Parsons comes to Moberly from Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, IN, where he has served as CEO since 2016. Parsons earned a bachelor’s of business administration, with an emphasis in finance, at Brigham Young University.  He earned an MHA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities School of Public Health.  The current CEO of Moberly Regional Medical Center Ranee Brayton, will be returning to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville on a full-time basis




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December 9th, 2019

MOBERLY POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

The Moberly Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a subject who committed an armed robbery at Bratcher’s Fuel (221 S. Morley St) on December 7, 2019 at approximately 6 pm. The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20’s, average height, wearing gray clothing on his head with eye holes, dark colored “Real Tree” hoodie, jeans, and black Nike tennis shoes. The suspect left the scene in an unknown color mid-2000’s possibly Chevrolet Impala body style vehicle. If you have any information please contact the Moberly Police Department 660-263-0346 or the TIPS line: 660-269-8477.

EXCELLO DRIVER RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN SHELBY COUNTY

The patrol investigated a single vehicle crash in Shelby County on US 36, one half mile west of Clarence around 2:49 PM Sunday afternoon. Accordding to the report, 21 year old Miellak White was eastbound

when her vehicle went off the south side of the road. The driver lost control and the vehicle overturned. White had minor injuries and was to seek her own treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Clarence Fire Department, Shelby County Fire and Rescue and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

 

TWO COWS IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN PUTNAM COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

The highway patrol reports two cows out on a Putnam County roadway was responsible for a single vehicle crash Sunday night. According to the report the crash happened on Route AA, 6 miles southwest

Of Martins town in Putnam County just before 8 pm. When 50 year old Thad E. Minear of Unionville was westbound in a pickup truck and struck the two cows. The driver was not injured, however a passenger, identified as 32 year old Lacey M. Cassady-Minear sustained minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Regional Hospital by private vehicle.  The pickup sustained moderate damage but was driven from the scene.

 

BOONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES TREE

A Boonville man, 36 year old Kevin C. Wade was transported to a Columbia hospital after his vehicle traveleed off Howard County highway 240 and struck a tree, approximately a half a mile south of County Road 412 at 6:15 Saturday night. The patrol said Wade was transported by ambulance to University hospital in Columbia. Assistance was provided on scene by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH INVOLVES SEVERAL AREA RESIDENTS

The patrol reports a multi vehicle crash around 11:50 Saturday morning in Montgomery County involved several residents. The wreck happened on MO 19 at MO 94 when 46 year old Jon F. Wolters of Jeff City was eastbound on MO 94, crossing MO 19 and pulled into the path of 42 your old Kelly L. Flake of Jonesburg and when her auto crashed into the passenger side of the Walters pickup causing it to overturn and strike a 3rd vehicle driven by 59 year old Crystal L. Ray of Owensville. Ray and a passenger in her vehicle, 63 year old Sharon Ebker of Owensville were both transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington with injuries. No other injuries were reported.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL VEHICLE/PEDISTRIAN ACCIDENT

That accident occurred Friday at 6:54 PM IN THE 100 BLOCK OF South College Avenue by a southbound car struck 21 year old Logan M. Warnecke of Columbia resulting in fatal injuries. The driver of the car, 21 year old Kathrine Madigan of Columbia was not injuried. According to the report, the pedestrian was jogging and ran across College Avenue. He was transported to University Hospital and later died from his injuries. No arrests were made in connection with this crash, but the investigation continues.

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASING JANUARY 1ST

While the minimum wage in Missouri will soon to up to $9.45 per hour starting January 1st, some businesses are exempt from the increase. The current state minimum wage is $8.60 per hour and is part of a voter-approved measure to raise the state minimum wage by 85 cents an hour every year until the rate hits $12 an hour in 2023. The measure that was approved by voters does exempt some businesses that are retail, service related and have annual sales of less than $500,000 per year. Some agricultural related businesses are also exempt. In those exemption cases, the Federal Minimum wage remains in place




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December 5th, 2019


NEMO MAN ARRESTED AFTER STANDOFF WITH POLICE

 

A northeast Missouri man behind bars following a standoff earlier this week.

According to the Edina Sentinel, police responded to a report of a man with a gun at Yesway gas station and convenience store in Edina just before 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The Edina Police Department reports that Richard Shahan of rural Knox County allegedly threatened a Yesway employee in the parking lot before leaving the area and going back to his residence, which is located about four miles south of Edina. 

The Edina Police Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the call.

Law enforcement made contact over the phone with the suspect and, after being threatened themselves, were able to negotiate and convince him to come out of his residence without his gun, after nearly an hour later. According to Echo Menges with the Edina Sentinel, A MSHP negotiator and the SWAT team were called to assist with the incident, but the situation was resolved by local law enforcement officials on the scene before more resources could arrive.

Shahan was taken into custody without incident.

As of Thursday morning, Shahan is at the Adair County Detention Center facing an Unlawful Use of a Weapon charge.

His bond is currently set at $10,000.

 

 

MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Missouri man is in critical condition after his truck slammed into the back of a dump truck.

The crash happened just before 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Macon County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash report, Daniel Tulley, 27, of Labadie, Missouri was on Highway 63 just south of Macon when he struck a dump truck in the rear.

Tulley suffered serious injuries from the crash and was transported by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

He was transported to Samaritan Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.

Dye was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

 

 

MAN IN HANDCUFFS ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE CUSTODY IN PUTNAM COUNTY

 

A handcuffed man tried to escape police custody on foot Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 p.m., just north of Unionville city limits on State Highway 5. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office told KTVO the man is being investigated in connection with a stolen vehicle report.

Authorities discovered the stolen vehicle parked outside the residence where the suspect was found.

Upon investigation they placed a man into custody. After handcuffing the male suspect, authorities say, he tried to flee on foot.

A source who lives nearby told KTVO they saw the man running away from police with his handcuffs still on him.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept. said the suspect was caught soon after.

The suspect is in custody at the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on a 24-hour hold while authorities complete their investigation.

Authorities have recovered the vehicle and returned it to its rightful owner.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 4TH, 2019

 

4:29am, Noise complaint in the 300 block of Wise Street….Using tools of some type….Contact made with subject and agreed to cease and not do it anymore……

 

7:41am, Officer out at Bishop Hogan School on a public relations detail…..

 

10:08am, Subject in the PD with questions on Eviction process…..Officer spoke with subject….

 

10:50am, Officers took a report of a Chillicothe citizen receiving a fraud scam check in the mail…..

 

11:35am, Resident in the 1100 block of Fairway Drive reports that garage was entered and a long gun stolen from a vehicle that was parked in the garage….This occurred overnight….

 

11:54am, Request to check well-being of subject in the 1100 block of Olive Street…..Officers unable to contact subject….

 

12:12pm, Officer out in the 400 block of Locust Street reference an investigation…..

 

12:18pm, Officer out at business in the 700 block of Elm Street in reference a subject leaving without paying for fuel…..Information on suspect obtained and report taken….

 

12:38pm, Report of a dog bite taken that occurred in the 300 block of E. Bridge Street…..Dog owner contacted and information to the County Health Center….

 

12:49pm, Officer out at Courthouse for Court duties…

 

12:52pm, Request to check well-being of subject in the 1200 block of Clay Street…..Subject determined to be out with a friend….

 

1:08pm, Loud music complaint in the 300 block of Wise Street…..Subject contacted and agreed to turn music down….

 

1:23pm, Officer at PD for three Court Ordered fingerprinting details…..

 

2:37pm, Parking complaint in the 1300 block of Cooper Street……Vehicle was gone on Officer’s arrival….

 

2:37pm, Officer at PD at request of subject to view some possible illegal documents….No report….

 

2:43pm, Parking complaint on Dickinson Street near Dewey School….School resource Officer handled…..

 

3:20pm, Report from subject of possible fire at rear of business in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street….Officers unable to locate a fire….

 

3:53pm, Officer attempting paper service at residence in the 1400 block of Clay Street…..Negative contact…..

 

4:53pm, Officer took control of a small puppy at Danner Park….Puppy released to Animal Control…..

 

5:08pm, Officer out for traffic control in area of Calhoun and Elm Streets…..People driving around barricades that are in place for downtown event…..

 

5:29pm, Officer out for event at Silver Moon Plaza…….Traffic control….

 

5:42pm, Report of strange odor in the area of Verelle Peniston School…..Officer checked area and negative findings on strong odor…..

 

6:09pm, Officers assisted Emergency Services with traffic control for a propane tank on fire in the 1400 block of Clay Street….

 

6:53pm, Report of vehicle backing into a Cart collecting Mule at business in the 1000 block of Graves Street…..No injuries and minor damage……information exchanged by involved parties…..

 

7:50pm, Officer out at business in the 600 block of W. Business 36 Highway reference a follow-up investigation….

 

10:10pm, Report of road blocked at Walnut and Ann Streets…..Vehicle moved from roadway…..

 

10:17pm, Subject at PD reference questions on subject failing to fulfill contracted construction on home…..Subject advised of options…..

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 91 calls for service on 12/04/2019….

 




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December 5th, 2019

 

 

NEMO GIRL DEVASTATED AFTER HER PET CHICKENS WERE SHOT

 

A little northeast Missouri girl is devastated after someone fatally shot her pet chickens in broad daylight.

The cruel incident happened sometime Tuesday at her father's home near the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Unionville, Missouri.

The dead birds were found late Tuesday afternoon when the family came home.

Approximately 10 chickens were dead in the yard. The family says it appears the animals were fatally shot with a BB or pellet gun.

There were some additional chickens that were not shot and did survive the ordeal.

The young girl's mom said her daughter is crushed because she loved her chickens.

She said the youngster would crochet blankets for them, paint their nails and even give them a ride in the basket on her bicycle.

The family is offering a $300 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed this crime.

If you saw any suspicious activity around the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Tuesday or know anything about the chickens being shot, you are asked to call the Unionville Police Department at (660) 947-3200.

 

 

BEDBUG DISCOVERY LEADS TO CLOSURE OF NEMO SCHOOL

 

The discovery of a couple of bedbugs prompted the unexpected closure of a northeast Missouri school for two days.

It happened in the Newtown-Harris School District in Newtown, Missouri.

Superintendent Lucas McKinnis said a school employee discovered two bedbugs Sunday inside a notebook that was in a school locker.

As a precaution, school was called off on Monday and Tuesday.

An exterminator couldn't get to the school until Tuesday to investigate and spray bug killer.

McKinnis said he found no sign of bedbugs anywhere on school property, but he treated all of the district's buildings and buses just to be on the safe side.

Administrators don't know how the two bedbugs that were found Sunday got into the school.

Classes resumed as normal on Wednesday.

 

 

OFFICIALS CONFIRM CASE OF WHOOPIC COUGH IN MACON COUNTY

 

Health officials have confirmed a case of whooping cough in northeast Missouri.

The Macon County Health Department confirmed the case Tuesday via a Facebook post.

The department issued a formal statement, but didn't go into detail about the case or patient.

In short, the health department encourages citizens to confirm your vaccination record to make sure it is up to date; you can do this by visiting the local health department.

The statement is as follows: "The Macon County Health Department confirms a case of whooping cough (pertussis) in the community. Whooping cough can be a serious illness, especially in young, unvaccinated children. Adults and older children with whooping cough may be the source of infection for infants and young children. This is a concern because in recent years more adults, adolescents, and school-aged children have been contracting this disease."

Symptoms of whooping cough begin with a runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, and possibly a low-grade fever. 

After a week or two a persistent cough develops that may end in a high-pitched whoop and vomiting. 

This can be a vaccine preventable disease and we ask that you verify your family’s immunization records to make sure you are up to date on Dtap/Tdap vaccine. 

If you highly suspect someone has pertussis, seek medical care immediately or contact the Macon County Health Department at 660-395-4711 to speak with a nurse for further recommendations.

You can also contact your local health department to get more information if you live outside of the Macon County limits.

 

 

SEARCH FOR MISSING COLUMBIA WOMAN CONTINUES WEDNESDAY

 

The search for a missing Chinese woman in a river in central Missouri has been called off until Wednesday.

Divers searched throughout the day Tuesday for Mengqi Ji Elledge, of Columbia, in the Lamine River in Cooper County. Divers also searched the river last week but didn't find Elledge, who has been missing since Oct. 8.

The Columbia Missourian reports after the search was called off Tuesday that police spokesman Jeff Pitts declined to say if any progress was made. Police have not said what evidence prompted them to search the river.

Police have identified her husband, Joseph Elledge, as a suspect but he isn't charged in her disappearance. He is jailed on $500,000 bond on charges of child endangerment and abuse. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 3RD

 

2:25am, Commercial business alarm in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street…..Triggered by employee….

 

4:11am, Officer provided assistance to Animal Control Officer at animal shelter……

 

12:15pm, Tractor/trailer slid into ditch at Rt.V and East Street…..No report needed…Stand by for traffic control….

 

12:37pm, Officer out in the 1300 block of Waterworks Road on an investigation….

 

12:45pm, Officer out in the 300 block of Dickinson Street on an investigation….

 

1:45pm, Officers out in the 200 block of Gale Street…..Subjects having disagreement…..They talked out their differences……No report….

 

1:59pm, Officers out in 700 block of Elm Street reference subject leaving without paying for gasoline…..Information obtained….

 

2:04pm, Officer out in the 400 block of Mack Street on a well-being check….Subject is OK….

 

3:07pm, Officer out in the 100 block of 10th Street reference possible identity theft…..Information received and investigation continuing….

 

3:47pm, Subject in PD to speak with Officer in reference to custody dispute and ex-parte….Information transmitted to the subject….

 

3:49pm, Subject in PD to provide information to Officer reference possible illegal activity….

 

4:12pm, Subjects at PD to speak with Officer in reference to an investigation of Child Abuse…..

 

4:34pm, Officer out in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue on paper service….Papers were served…..

 

5:40pm, Officers checked for open door in the alleyway on a business in the 600 block of Jackson Street….No open door was located….

 

6:16pm, Residential alarm in the 600 block of Elmdale Road….Premises checked and found secure….

 

6:23pm, Parking complaint in the area of Clay and Woodward……Vehicle was found to have broken down…..

 

6:31pm, Report of subject leaving business in the 600 block of Bus. 36 Highway, without having paid for gasoline……Employee error in accepting payment…..No report……

 

6:54pm, Officers in the 700 block of Highland Street on a property dispute……No report….

 

8:37pm, Officers out in the 600 block of Jackson Street on a premises check…..Everything OK…..

 

10:16pm, Officer performed a well-being check on subject near Third Street and Virginia Ave….Subject OK, waiting on Taxi….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 93 calls for service on 12/03/2019…..

 

 

 




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December 4th, 2019

 

 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT OF COLUMBIA DISTURBANCE

 

Columbia Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect of a disturbance with a weapon at We B Smokin, 2716 Paris Road, on Dec. 2, at approximately 1:00 p.m. The suspect entered the store yelling at the employee while damaging a countertop coin-operated machine with a large hammer. The suspect left the business and was last seen running southbound with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries reported during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot tall with a slender build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket, a blue ball hat, a dark face mask, and gray gloves. There is no further information to provide as this is still an active investigation.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

KIRKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES FUNDING FOR NEW AQUATIC CENTER

 

After planning and discussions that have spanned several months, the idea of bringing a new aquatic facility to Kirksville is now moving forward.

During a meeting Monday, Kirksville Council members voted to approve a resolution authorizing the funding and awarding of the bid for the renovation and construction of the aquatic center, including the slide tower and two slides, to Irvinbilt Constructors, Incorporated, of Chillicothe, Missouri.

The approval came with a 4 to 1 vote.

Rick Steele was the lone council member to vote in opposition of the bid.

Steele says that while he is in favor of an aquatic center, he is not in favor of the plan to utilize money from the General Fund to put towards the project.

He says that he would rather see money in that fund be used for making road improvements around the city.

For a recap: In April 2018, city staff began working with SFS Architecture to lead a team of consultants to assist with design and development of the facility.

The initial plans included new outdoor aquatics, a renovated indoor pool and building additions including staff offices and a meeting room.

Only two bids were received on May 21, with the numbers coming inhigher than initial estimates.

As a result, city personnel continued work with SFS to reevaluate the project to help lower the cost without adding long term maintenance concerns.

The city then reopened bids in September, and by November 12, three bids were received.

Irvinbilt had the lowest bid with a base amount of $7.7 million.

At the direction of city council, the bid award includes bid alternates which are the slide tower, piping, flume slide and a speed slide, bringing the total contract cost to $8,011,250.

Kirksville Parks and Recreation Director Rodney Sadler says he is pleased this bid was approved by council. Council documents state the city will need to borrow the funds to pay for the construction of the aquatic center through the sale of "certificates of participation" in the amount of $8.5 million with the repayment of bonds to come from the Parks and Recreation Sales Tax, $176,023 from Capital Improvement Sales Tax and $625,525 from the General Fund as follows: $275,000 in 2020; $175,000 in 2021; and $175,000 in 2022. The balance for the bond proceeds will be used for furnishings, equipment and funding for any contingency.

The new Kirksville Aquatic Center is expected to open by May 2021.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2ND.

 

6:53am, Domestic Disturbance reported in the 100 block of Polk Street…..Determined to be verbal,…..No arrests….Subject left residence….

 

8:05am, Officer assisted the Juvenile Authorities with transporting subject from Kirksville to Juvenile Court in Chillicothe…..and return trip…

 

8:09am, Commercial business alarm in the 500 block of Washington Street….False alarm….

 

9:43am, Officer out in the 400 block of Locust Street on an investigation…

 

10:06am, Subject in PD with questions on child custody…..Officer explained options to the subject….

 

10:35am, Possible disturbance in the 800 block of State Street reference child custody….. Officers located no disturbance occurring….

 

11:29am, Subjects in PD to report possible child abuse….Report taken and investigation continuing….

 

11:49am, School Resource Officer performed a well-being check in the 900 block of Webster Street…..OK…

 

3:00pm, Chillicothe Police Department School Resource Officer began an investigation surrounding peace disturbance during a school function at the Chillicothe Middle School…  It was reported that a parent seated in the crowd was cursing and using profanity about one of the athletes… The subject was asked to leave, but continued on with a profanity filled tirade towards others seated in the field house, before leaving…  This parent was later located and issued a citation for disorderly conduct….  Additionally, this parent is prohibited from attending school functions until a total review can be completed by school administration….

 

3:26pm, Officers assisted Emergency Services on a medical call in the 1300 block of Dorney Drive….

 

6:52pm, Subjects at PD to speak with Officers about a property exchange……No report….

 

8:44pm, Possible disturbance in the 100 block of Crescent Drive….Determined to be argument over property…..Determined a civil issue….No report

 

8:56pm, School Resource Officer out in the 1400 block of Clay Street on continuing investigation….

 

11:30pm, Commercial business alarm in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street……Determined as false alarm….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 99 calls for service on 12/02/2019…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 3rd, 2019

 

POLICE CRUISER TOTALED AND OFFICER INJURED AFTER ACCIDENT IN KIRKSVILLE

 

Police say a two-car crash involving an underage boy in a stolen car left a Kirksville police cruiser totaled and a police officer with a broken arm.

It happened in the early morning hours of Sunday at the intersection of Cottonwood and Marion streets in Kirksville.

Prior to the crash, the car had been reported stolen from the 1200 block of South Boundary Street.

Officers were in the process of looking for the car around town when the approximately 12-year-old suspect from Kirksville crossed the center line and collided head-on with a police car driven by Officer Ray Jagger.

Jagger suffered a broken arm. The underage suspect was detained and turned over to juvenile authorities.

We were told the young suspect is the same boy who stole a car from Kirksville Auto Auction on Potter Trail in early October 2019.

The suspect's name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

 

 

HOUSE FIRE IN KIRKSVILLE RULED ACCIDENTAL

 

There was a rude awakening for one Heartland family early Monday morning.

Just after 4:30 a.m., a call came in about a structure fire in Kirksville.

The Kirksville Fire Department responded to a residence a 2 Meadow Lane in the College Park neighborhood and found the fire limited to the rear of the home.

By the time KTVO arrived, no exterior damage was visible. Kirksville Deputy Fire Chief Travis Gregory told KTVO the fire started on the screened-in deck on the back of the house.

An investigator from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office was on the scene Monday morning and investigating the cause of the fire.

Online property records state the home is owned by Larry Logston and his now-ex-wife, Angela (Compton) Logston.

Angela's boyfriend, Mike McVay, told KTVO late Monday morning that he, Angela and two children were at home when the fire happened.

They all made it out safely. McVay said two adult dogs, four puppies and two cats were in the burning home. Gregory said all of the animals except one cat escaped.

McVay told KTVO the state fire investigator has ruled the blaze accidental. McVay said the home's security cameras show the fire was started by a heat lamp for the puppies.

Kirksville Deputy Fire Chief Travis Gregory confirmed that information for KTVO on Monday afternoon.

Gregory estimated the damage at $50,000 or more. He said there was smoke damage throughout the home. The fire damage was contained to the rear of the house and one upstairs bathroom.

Fire crews were on the scene for just over three hours. They left at approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday.

 

 

HIGHWAY PATROL RELEASES PRELIMINARY THANKSGIVING TRAFFIC INFORMATION

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary Thanksgiving Holiday traffic statistics for 2019.
The Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1. 
The Highway Patrol investigated the following:

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Crashes: 404

Injuries: 166

Fatalities: 7

DWI: 94

Drug Arrests: 63

 

During the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers investigated 543 traffic crashes, which included 11 fatalities and 140 injuries. Statewide, 13 people died and 498 people were injured in 1,640 traffic crashes over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers arrested 86 people for driving while intoxicated and made 67 drug arrests during the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.

Of the seven traffic crash fatalities troopers investigated, five fatalities occurred in the Troop C, St. Louis area, one fatality occurred in the Troop B, Macon, Mo., area, and one fatality occurred in the Troop D, Springfield, Mo., area.

One person died in a traffic crash on November 28, 2019.

Michael J. Scarborough, 54, of Catawissa, Mo., died when the vehicle he was driving began to spin on wet pavement as it traveled up an incline. The vehicle spun clockwise and traveled off the right side of the road and went down an embankment before striking a tree. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 21 north of Castle Ranch Road in Jefferson County. Valley Ambulance EMS personnel pronounced Scarborough dead at the scene. Scarborough was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

 

Three people died in traffic crashes on November 29, 2019.

 

Robyn P. Schupp, 54, of Marthasville, Mo., and Barb A. Boeshansz, 63, of Obetz, Ohio, died when their vehicle skidded across the center line and impacted a second vehicle. Schupp was driving too fast for conditions. The crash occurred on Missouri Route D at Lake 27 on the August A. Busch Wildlife Conservation Area in St. Charles County. The second vehicle came to rest in a ditch; that driver sustained serious injuries in the crash. Dr. Brian Ullery pronounced Schupp deceased at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. J. Mahlick pronounced Boeshansz deceased at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, MO. All three people were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

 

Paul D. Scaglione, 88, of Dittmer, Mo., died when another vehicle traveled across the center line and struck the vehicle he was driving. The crash occurred on Missouri Route B north of Janssen's Lake Drive in Jefferson County. A passenger in Scaglione's vehicle sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle that struck the Scaglione vehicle sustained serious injuries. Big River Ambulance personnel pronounced Scaglione deceased at the scene. Scaglione and his passenger were wearing their seat belts. The driver of the other vehicle was not wearing a seat belt.

 

Four people died in traffic crashes on November 30, 2019.

 

Kristina L. Blair, 28, of Potosi, Mo., died when the vehicle she was driving traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Missouri Route M west of Trail Tree Farm Road in Washington County. Washington County Deputy Coroner Steve Hatfield pronounced Blair deceased at the scene. Blair was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

 

Darrell E. Taylor, 19, of New London, Mo., died when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on a wet roadway, traveled off the left side of the roadway, and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its top in the ditch. The crash occurred on Missouri Route N west of Saverton, Mo., in Ralls County. Acting Ralls County Coroner Sgt. Shawn Lenard pronounced Taylor deceased at the scene. Taylor was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

 

Anthony L. Edwards, 42, of Jennings, Mo., died when the vehicle he was driving struck a concrete pole and light stand. The crash occurred on Hall Street in St. Louis, Mo. Paramedic John Palinsky pronounced Edwards deceased at the scene. The St. Louis City Police Department investigated the crash.

 

Rodney G. Meyers, 51, died in a traffic crash on Missouri Route FF in Joplin, Mo. The Joplin Police Department is investigating the crash.

 

One person died in a traffic crash on December 1, 2019.

 

David V. Gulledge, 56, of Springfield, Mo., died when he was struck by a vehicle. Gulledge was a pedestrian in the roadway. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 413 west of Springfield, MO, in Greene County. Medical Examiner Noah Cross pronounced Gulledge deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

 

Three drownings occurred on November 30, 2019.

 

Two juvenile males died when the vehicle in which they were passengers traveled into a flooded crossing. The vehicle was swept away with all occupants entering the water. The driver sustained moderate injuries; a third juvenile occupant sustained serious injuries. The third juvenile passenger was in a child restraint. It is unknown if the two fatalities and the driver were using safety devices. The incident occurred on County Road 356 southeast of Patton, Mo., at Little White Water Creek Crossing in Bollinger County. Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings pronounced both juvenile males deceased at the scene.

 

Todd P. Dean, 48, of Mandeville, La., died when he drove his vehicle into a flooded crossing and the vehicle was swept downstream. The incident occurred on County Road 234 one mile from Sedgewickville, Mo., in Bollinger County. Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings pronounced Dean deceased at the scene. Dean was wearing a seat belt.

 

There were no boating crashes, zero boating fatalities, and no boating while intoxicated arrests reported during the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday counting period.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 29TH-DECEMBER 1ST

 

Friday, November 29th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 2nd, 2019

 

TWO ARRESTED IN FRIDAY NIGHT BURGLARIES IN LAPLATA

 

Two men are in custody Friday night after three buildings were burglarized in La Plata early Thanksgiving morning.
Smashed windows left shards of glass strewn about La Plata's Golf Course Club House and the City Hall. La Plata Lumber & Hardware were also hit.
Reports came in, and the La Plata Police Department launched an investigation. In less than two days' time, police arrested Andrew Lane Payton, 21, of Kirksville, and Stephen William Michael Lene, 18, of La Plata.
Each suspect currently faces two counts 2nd-degree felony burglary, one count possession of burglar tools, three counts misdemeanor property damage, and one count trespassing.
The two mens' motives for the acts are not yet known. Payton and Lene are being held at the Macon County Sheriff's Office
Police are not seeking any additional suspects.


TWO INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT


Two people are recovering after a collision with a dump truck on a Missouri highway.
The crash happened just before 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in Randolph County at Highway 63 and Highway NN, one mile east of Renick.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a dump truck driven by Eldred Sims, 84, of Hallsville, Missouri, attempted to cross the northbound lanes of Highway 63, failed to yield, and struck a car driven by Adam Louder, 18, of Everett, Washington on the passenger side.
Louder suffered minor injuries.
His passenger, Fred Behr, 87, of Festus, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in this crash.
Both Louder and Behr were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of injuries.
The driver the the dump truck was not injured.

 

CHILLICOTHE FUGITIVE ARRESTED AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR


A Chillicothe woman has been taken into custody after more than a year as a fugitive.
Thirty-nine year old Miranda Adams of Chillicothe was arrested on a warrant for violation of bond conditions. Adams was charged in Livingston County with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance last year and reportedly violated the terms of her bond. She has been listed as a fugitive in Livingston County for more than a year. Authorities located Adams at a home in Chillicothe in the closet of a locked room inside the residence.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 27TH AND 28TH

 

November 27th,  2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 28th, 2019

 

MDC RELEASES DEER HARVEST NUMBERS

 

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested just under 179,000 deer during the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 16- 26.
Of the 178,936 deer harvested, 91,420 were antlered bucks, 17,237 were button bucks, and 70,279 were does.

Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,008 deer checked, Texas with 3,734, and Callaway with 3,369.

Last year hunters checked 200,738 deer during the 2018 November portion of firearms deer season with 103,582 being antlered bucks, 20,040 being button bucks, and 77,116 being does.

For current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer, visit the MDC website.

For harvest summaries from past years, click here.

MDC reported six firearms-related hunting incidents during the November portion of the firearms deer season with four being self-inflicted, one non-fatal incident involving a shooter and victim, and one fatal incident involving a shooter and victim.

Deer hunting in Missouri continues with archery deer hunting from Nov. 27 through Jan. 15, 2020. The late youth portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 6-8. Lastly, the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 28 through Jan. 7, 2020.

 

 

UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR MISSING COLUMBIA WOMAN

 

On October 10, Joseph Elledge reported his wife, Mengqi Ji Elledge, missing. Columbia Police, with assistance from multiple agencies, have been following a number of leads after it was believed that Mengqi's disappearance was due to foul play.

During an interview with detectives shortly after reporting his wife missing, Joseph Elledge told detectives he had driven around rural areas of surrounding counties.

From this information, Columbia Police detectives were able to narrow down a specific area, which was determined to be a location of interest that needed further exploration.

Today, with assistance from multiple agencies including the Mid-Missouri Sheriff's Dive Team, a section of the Lamine River in mid-Missouri was searched. Although the search did not lead to finding Mengqi, detectives and search teams will explore conducting additional searches next week.

There is no additional information which can be shared to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Columbia Police continue to ask hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to be vigilant in rural areas of Boone and surrounding counties. If anyone has information regarding this case, please call Columbia Police at 573-874-7652, or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

 

 

STRONG WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MEXICO

 

Extremely strong winds moved through the Mexico area during the early morning hours of Wednesday, 11/27/19.  MPSD responded to or located numerous incidents of items in the roadway such as branches, trash cans, or outdoor household items.  The globe of a street light and a street sign had become detached and were located in the roadway around the City Square.  Most items located were removed from the roadway by officers.  A power line was pulled from a pole in the 400 block of S Clark and was hanging low.  Ameren was called to address the issue.  Another line was damaged from a fallen limb, causing a short power outage in the south part of Mexico.  Ameren responded to resolve that issue as well.  As of this time there are no confirmed reports of damaged personal property and there have been no injuries from the event.

 

 

MISSOURI NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES

 

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $216,000 in Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grants to five communities to evaluate their wastewater systems. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating wastewater system improvements.

Receiving grant funding are the cities of Mendon ($32,000), New Florence ($50,000), Rockaway Beach ($40,000), Seneca ($44,000) and Wheaton ($50,000). Each city will use the grants to identify improvements needed to reduce inflow and infiltration of stormwater into sewer collection pipes. Mendon will also evaluate wastewater facility upgrades necessary to provide reliable treatment of wastewater. Engineering reports funded through the grant will be complete within the next two years.  

“Every citizen and every community deserves clean water,” said Ed Galbraith, director of the department’s Division of Environmental Quality. “These grants help communities identify improvements to protect our water while keeping utility rates affordable.”

The department is committed to assisting Missouri communities with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Through its Financial Assistance Center, the department provides funding opportunities for communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs.

For more information about wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf/index.html.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 26TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 27th, 2019

 

SHELBINA WOMAN INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT CRASH

 

A Shelbina woman is injured after an accident Monday night in Shelby County

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 27 year old Stacy Biegel of Shelbina was westbound on U.S. Highway 36 half a mile east of Hunnewell at around 9:40 p.m. when she ran off the left side of the roadway, crossed the eastbound lanes off the south side of the highway and overturned.  She was taken via ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.  She was not wearing a seatbelt

 

 

MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL ANNOUNCES NEW AMBER ALERT SYSTEM

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced the Patrol has launched an upgraded Missouri AMBER Alert system that streamlines the process to get alerts to the public faster. The new system includes wireless emergency alerts, automated social media alerts, and a public website, www.moalerts.mo.gov, which provides the latest information on AMBER Alerts active in Missouri at any time.
The new Patrol alert system directly utilizes FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to deliver AMBER Alert messages to cellular carriers, eliminating a step in the previous system, which first delivered alert messages to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for distribution.
Each AMBER Alert will include photos and descriptions of the missing child and suspect, if available. The new system’s automatic alert updates are designed to reduce the possibility that outdated information will continue to be shared on social media. This new system also will automatically update the Patrol's Facebook and GHQ Twitter accounts.
The Mo-Alerts website allows members of the media and public to subscribe to emailed AMBER Alerts. Subscribers receive immediate notification any time details contained within an active AMBER Alert are updated. Anyone interested may subscribe to Mo-Alerts by going to www.moalerts.mo.gov, selecting “Subscribe to Mo-Alerts” on the left side of the webpage, entering their email address, and clicking “Subscribe.” Subscribers will receive a verification email and must click on the link provided to complete the process. 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 25TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 26th, 2019

 

MISSOURI KILLING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARIZONA

 

Authorities say a suspect in a Missouri killing has been arrested in Arizona more than 10 months after he was charged.
The Boone County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department said in a news release that 60-year-old Garland Wisley was taken into custody Saturday in San Luis, Arizona, as he was trying to make his way back from Mexico. He is awaiting extradition to Missouri, where he is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the Jan. 13 death of 38-year-old John Albers. Charging documents say that witnesses reported Wisley and Albers were arguing over a handgun before the shooting.
Wisley has a long criminal record. At the time of the shooting, he was being sought on a failure to appear warrant for sentencing on drug possession and trespassing charges.


CREWS RESPOND TO GAS LEAK IN KIRKSVILLE


Crews responded to another gas leak in downtown Kirksville on Monday.
The leak was reported around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of North Mulanix and East Washington streets.
Crews were working at a site behind the First Christian Church when the line was struck.
Emergency responders and personnel from Liberty Utilities were on scene within minutes.
When KTVO arrived at the scene, a strong smell of natural gas filled the air.
However, crews were able to quickly stop the leak, and the scene was cleared before 1 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of this gas

 

COLUMBIA TEEN INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK ON BIKE


A Columbia teenager is injured after being struck by an SUV while on his bicycle Sunday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 14 year old Columbia resident whose name will not be released was riding his bicycle at the intersection of Route VV and Mauller Road at 9:11 a.m. when he failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle. A vehicle driven by 54 year old Robert Livesay of Missoula, Montana struck the teenager in the intersection. The teen was taken by ambulance to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

MINOR INJURIES IN HIGHWAY 54 BYPASS CRASH

 

On Friday, November 22, 2019 at approximately 12:14 PM the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the US Highway 54 bypass, approximately one mile north of the S. Clark exit, in reference to a crash.  Responding personnel found that a 2015 Ford being driven by Charles G Rose, Jr. age 60 of Middletown, was proceeding eastbound, when the vehicle crossed the centerline.  The Ford struck the rear tires of trailer being pulled westbound by a Peterbilt semi driven by Ethan Looney, age 26 of Arkansas.  The Ford then continued into the westbound lane and struck a 2019 Dodge pickup-truck being driven westbound by Diamond A Zaferis, age 62, of Arizona.  The Ford had two children inside and the Dodge had three other occupants.  There were only minor injuries reported and no one was transported for medical attention.  Traffic on the bypass was slowed to one lane until about 1:15 PM.  




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November 25th, 2019

 

INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFY BODIES AS MISSING WISCONSIN BROTHERS

 

Investigators in Missouri have now positively identified human remains as those of two Wisconsin brothers who went missing after visiting a Missouri farm in July 2019.
The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office announced Friday afternoon that the remains of Nicholas Diemel were recovered on a farm outside Braymer, Missouri.
Justin Diemel's remains were recovered November 15, 2019, in a livestock trailer in Lincoln County, Nebraska.
A Nebraska rancher reported he found human remains inside the trailer he had bought in Missouri. The rancher told deputies he found the remains inside a plastic tub that was filled with dirt.
Sheriff Jerry Galloway said dental records confirmed both identifications.
The Missouri farmer accused of killing the two brothers from Wisconsin is Garland "Joey" Nelson, 25, of Braymer, Missouri.
Nelson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of abandonment of a corpse, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, two counts of armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Investigators said Nelson fatally shot the Diemels on his farm outside Braymer in July. His neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots on the day the two were killed.
Nelson is being held without bond.


COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO TWO WEEKEND SHOTS FIRED REPORTS

Columbia Police officers responded to the 2500 block of Shepard Blvd. to a report of shots fired on Saturday, Nov. 22, at approximately 11:45 p.m. 
Officers arrived and immediately began canvassing the area and located evidence of gunshots being fired. Later an 18-year-old male arrived at a local emergency room for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound to an arm.
There is no suspect description or any further information to provide at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.


Columbia Police officers responded to the 1500 block of Riva Ridge Court to a report of shots fired on Thursday, Nov. 21, at approximately 9:20 p.m. Officers arrived and immediately began canvassing the area for evidence. Officers located shell casings along with damage to a residence in the 1500 block of Riva Ridge Road as a result of gunshots, but no injuries were reported. There is no suspect description or any further information to provide at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 23RD 2019

 

12:05am, Subject calling wanting to speak with Officer reference an earlier incident……Officer spoke with subject…..

 

1:24am, Officer checking on subjects at Shafer Park……They were waiting on a friend…..Advised them of the Park hours……

 

5:05am, Commercial business alarm in the 400 block of Mitchell Road…..Accidentally activated by a new employee….

 

8:23am, Complaint of dogs running loose in area of Jackson and Easton Streets……Officers unable to locate…..

 

9:00am, Officers on Special Detail of Holiday Parade……

 

9:17am, Report of a dog running loose on the Washington Street, just north of viaduct at First Street…….Officers unable to locate…..

 

1:05pm, Request to check well-being of subject that might be driving and having a reaction to their medication…..Subjects name and description of vehicle given…..Officers unable to locate….

 

1:11pm, Alarm at facility in the 500 block of Jackson Street….Building checked and OK….

 

1:18pm, Officers assisted another agency with the arrest of a subject on a Livingston County warrant…..

 

1:35pm, Officer out in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a stealing report…..The female subject was processed and released on a citation to court….

 

2:15pm, Officer removed an obstruction from the roadway at Polk and Vine Streets….

 

2:43pm, Officer out in 900 block of Webster Street to assist in processing subject……

 

3:22pm, Subject at PD with questions on what to do if party with violent past shows up at their residence…..They spoke with Officer and were advised of options….

 

4:18pm, Officers in the 200 block of Garr Field on report of juvenile creating disturbance….No arrest was made….Subject to report to Juvenile Office…..

 

4:29pm, Report of a missing child from the 2800 block of N. Washington Street…..As Officers on their way to location the reporting party called back and reported the child had been located in the residence….No report…..

 

5:00pm, Officers on special detail in Simpson Park for Holiday Lighting event…….

 

6:11pm, Report of vehicle off road and through ditch on US-36 just west of town in eastbound lanes…..Officers were unable to locate the wreck….

 

7:57pm, Officers out in the 300 block of Dickinson Street at request of Deputy to check well-being of resident reference had been receiving alarming phone calls from a relative that was threatening self-injury….. Resident was OK….

 

9:29pm, Officer out at Hedrick Medical Center to assist Deputy with subject that was intoxicated and threatening self-harm…….Subject receiving assistance and evaluation….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 86 calls for service on 11/23/2019

 




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November 22nd, 2019

MEMORIAL SERVICE SET FOR EDINA TEEN KILLED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT

 

Plans are now set for the final goodbye for a Heartland teen killed in a weekend hunting accident.

Richard Andrew Dale Howe, 17, of Edina, Missouri, died Sunday afternoon when he was accidentally shot while deer hunting outside Baring, Missouri.

A memorial service for the Knox County High School senior is planned for 1 p.m. on November 30, 2019, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina.

Howe's family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home on that date.

Howe's obituary says he loved welding, hunting, fishing, football, baseball and bow hunting, but his favorite pastimes were riding bulls and breaking horses.

Memorials are suggested to the family or the donor's choice.

Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.

 

 

ESCAPED MISSOURI INMATE FOUND IN DELEWARE

 

An inmate who escaped from the same northern Missouri jail twice was captured more than 1,100 miles away.

The U.S. Marshals Service discovered Drake Kately, 27, on Tuesday in Delaware.

Kately was discovered living in a makeshift hut in the wilderness when he was detained.

Authorities say Kately escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton in September 2019 after tearing a hole in the back wall of his cell with a wooden board that he somehow obtained.

The back wall of the cell was made of a heavy screen-like material. Authorities say the inmate bored a hole through that material with the board, allowing him to get into the basement of the jail and escape through the basement door.

He was being held there on multiple charges, including assault.

It was thought Kately fled to Kansas City, but investigators there learned that the fugitive was likely in Delaware.

The U.S. Marshals Service in the District of Delaware discovered Kately in a wooded area, hiding in a shack he had constructed out of leaves and a fallen tree. Kately's clothes were reportedly hanging from a tree branch.

Kately is in custody in Delaware while he waits to be transferred back to Missouri.

 

 

PEDESTRIAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

 

A pedestrian is injured after an accident on the campus of the University of Missouri Wednesday. According to the University’s Police Department, a pedestrian was taken to the hospital and a driver was ticketed after the crash occurred on University Avenue in Columbia on Wednesday night.

Columbia firefighters and MUPD responded to the 1100 block of University Avenue around 9 p.m. after a report of a motor vehicle accident. According to MUPD, the driver of the vehicle was given a ticket for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 20TH 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 21st, 2019

 

WOMAN’S BODY FOUND NEAR TROY, HUSBAND CHARGED.

 

The body found during a search near Troy, Missouri, has been positively identified as that of a St. Louis County woman who disappeared this month. St. Louis County police on Wednesday said the body of 28-year-old Jennifer Rothwell was found Monday night. Her husband, Beau Rothwell, is jailed without bond on charges of second-degree murder and evidence tampering.

Jennifer Rothwell was a chemical engineer who was reported missing Nov. 12. Her car was found abandoned near the couple's home.

A probable cause statement says Beau Rothwell was spotted Nov. 11 on video purchasing bleach, carpet cleaner and gloves. He was arrested Nov. 13 after a search of the home.

Police say Beau Rothwell provided information that helped lead authorities to his wife's body.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG DELIVERY

 

A Chillicothe man was is facing drug charges after his arrest Tuesday. Forty-three year old Barry Preston Cooper of Chillicothe has been charged with felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a person less than 17 years of age in Livingston County Circuit Court

Bond is set at $20,000 cash only.  Cooper is set to appear in front of the court on Thursday for his initial appearance.  Cooper is in the custody of the Livingston County Jail.



COLUMBIA WOMAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER CRASH VICTIM DIES

 

A Columbia woman is facing manslaughter charges after the death of a man cleaning up after a bike race.

23 year old Regine McCracken of Columbia is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of Randall Siddens. Siddens died Monday from injuries he suffered in the May 5 crash, requiring extensive medical treatment.

McCracken was originally charged with assault and careless driving in July. Police say McCracken was using her cellphone for a video call at the time of the crash and was driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone on Grindstone Avenue.

Investigators determined McCracken's vehicle hit a parked vehicle and two pedestrians. according to a probable cause statement one of the men was thrown nearly 130 feet.

Boone County assistant prosecutor Nicholas Komoroski filed a motion Monday to revoke McCracken's $50,000 bond. Police arrested McCracken when charges were first filed and she bonded out.

Komoroski's motion asked for a $50,000 cash-only bond and for a warrant to be issued for McCracken's arrest

 

 

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November 20th, 2019

 

NEBRASKA REMAINS COULD BE CONNECTED TO DEATH OF WISCONSIN BROTHERS

 

Nebraska authorities say human remains found in a stock trailer could be those of at least one of two Wisconsin brothers who prosecutors say were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer.
Lincoln County Sheriff Chief Deputy Roland Kramer said Monday that a rancher near Hershey, Nebraska, found the remains mixed with dirt in a plastic tub inside the trailer he recently purchased in Missouri.
Garland Nelson, a 25-year-old Missouri farmer, is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Nick Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, of Wisconsin, then burning their bodies and dumping them in a manure pile. He faces two counts of first-degree murder.
Relatives say the brothers traveled to Nelson's farm to collect on a $250,000 debt.
Kramer says Missouri authorities confirmed the remains could belong to one of the brothers.


COLUMBIA SEARCH LEADS TO PURSUIT


Columbia Police detectives from the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) with assistance from the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) served a search warrant at a residence, 4001 Oakland Gravel Road, Apt. 202 on Tuesday, Nov. 19. While conducting the search warrant, one person fled in a vehicle, which initiated a vehicle pursuit. 
The pursuit began in the 4000 block of Oakland Gravel Road and ended in the vicinity of East Sir Barton Drive and Gallant Fox Drive when CPD used a spike strip to disable the vehicle. The sole occupant exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A helicopter was in the air and maintained surveillance on the fleeing suspect while officers maintained a perimeter. The suspect was located in a wooded area in the vicinity of East Sir Barton Drive and Gallant Fox Drive. He was taken into custody without any further incident. 
Several schools in the area were put on "hold and secure." This prevents anyone from entering or exiting the school building. At no time was the suspect attempting to get into any school. The schools included in the "hold and secure" were Derby Ridge Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Oakland Middle, Lange Middle and the Center for Early Learning-North.
Inside the residence and vehicle, officers located a total of five firearms, two of which were reported as stolen, and approximately one ounce of heroin.
The suspect, identified as Joseph Andrew Luckett Jr., 25, of Columbia, has been charged with the following: resisting arrest for a felony, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, five counts of convicted felon in possession of firearm, two counts of stealing (firearm), misdemeanor stealing, and delivery/distribution of a controlled substance.
There is no further information to release at this time. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

NUMBERS FROM FIRST WEEKEND OF FIREARMS SEASON RELEASED

Now that the first weekend for deer firearms season is in the books, just how many deer were harvested around the state of Missouri? And how many of those deer were harvested from counties in northeast Missouri ?
During the first weekend of deer firearms season, nearly 90,000 deer were harvested around the state, however, that is approximately 10,000 deer less than opening weekend of deer firearms season in 2018.
In northeast Missouri, Macon County saw the highest amount of harvested deer with roughly 1,000, followed by Adair and Linn Counties with almost 950 harvested deer during opening weekend.
Deer firearms season concludes on November 26; however, deer archery season opens November 27 and will last through January 15.
If you would like to get the latest update on how many deer have been harvested around the state or in a specific county, click the link to visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Harvest table.

 


CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 18TH, 2019

 

 

 




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November 19th, 2019

 

KNOX COUNTY TEEN DIES IN HUNTING ACCIDENT

 

A Heartland high school student is dead after he was shot while deer hunting over the weekend.

The tragedy happened at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday in Knox County on property north of Baring, Missouri.

Knox County Coroner Alan Rimer identifies the victim as Andrew Howe, 17, of rural Baring.

Rimer said Monday morning that Howe was deer hunting with his grandfather, Don Howe, also of rural Baring.

The coroner said it appears the elder Howe mistook his grandson for a deer and fatally shot Andrew in the head.

Rimer said it appears to be an accident, but it is under investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

He said Andrew Howe was not wearing blaze orange when the shooting happened.

Rimer pronounced the teen dead at the scene around 2 p.m. Sunday.

MDC would not release any additional details at this time. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is also assisting with the investigation.

Rimer said an autopsy will likely take place Tuesday in Columbia, Missouri.

Andrew Howe was a senior at Knox County High School, and those who knew him said Howe had recently taken up bull riding and was pretty good at it.

Superintendent Andy Turgeon said extra counselors will be at the school for most of the week to meet with any students who want to talk about their feelings regarding Howe's death.

 

 

STRUCTURE FIRE IN BRASHEAR

 

 Crews responded to a structure fire Monday morning in northeast Missouri.

Officials said they received a call around 9 a.m. Monday reporting a detached garage on fire at the intersection of Olive and Adair streets in Brashear.

Crews from Adair County Fire and Kirksville Fire Department responded.

The garage was burned to the ground.

Luckily, the fire did not damage the nearby home, and no injuries were reported.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

 

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED FOR ABUSE OF A CHILD

 

A Moberly man was arrested Sunday morning following a call to the child abuse hotline. According to the Randolph County Children’s Division a 10-month-old baby was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center and then flown to St. Louis Children’s Hospital was in critical condition after trauma to the brain along with injuries to the face and body. An investigation revealed the child was left in the care of the 23 year old man Saturday night, and was taken to the hospital after the mother noticed abnormal behavior and injury when the child was returned to her. The man admitted to officers he became angry with the child when she continually cried, striking her numerous times with items that included a cell phone and a metal tool box. The man was taken into custody and faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held without bond in the Randolph County Jail.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019

 

12:27 AM, Officer responded to the Salee’s Bar for a possible disturbance. A male and female patron were causing a disturbance but had left prior to officers arrival.

 02:21 AM, Officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible harassment. Officers made contact with the suspect who agreed to stop texting the complainant.

11:52 AM, Officers responded to the 300 block of Polk Street for suspicious activity. Further investigation is to continue in this case.

 1:15 PM. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Calhoun for property damage. Further investigation is to continue in this case.

2:54 pm, Officers responded to the 600block of Walnut for a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was later found back at home unharmed. 

6:43 pm, Officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a child custody dispute. Further investigation is to continue.

 

Officers responded to 114 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

 




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November 18th, 2019

 

NEW BOSTON MAN DIES AFTER SUV SINKS IN POND

 

A northeast Missouri driver is dead after his SUV sank in a pond Friday evening.
The tragedy happened at 6:09 p.m. on Highway 129, five miles north of Winigan, Missouri.
The trooper who investigated said James Cook, 65, of New Boston, Missouri, was southbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the highway and onto an ice-covered pond.
The SUV then became submerged.
Cook was pronounced dead at the scene by Sullivan County Coroner Bob Wyant.
The online crash report states Cook was not wearing a seat belt.
Law enforcement and emergency crews were on the scene for about four-and-a-half hours

 

NOVINGER MAN DIES IN COLLISION WITH SCHOOL BUS

UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has now released the name of the man killed in Friday morning's deadly crash in Putnam County, Missouri.
The driver of the pickup that rear-ended the Putnam County school bus was Billy
Groseclose, 45, of Novinger, Missouri.
The bus was driven by David Knight, 57, of Unionville, Missouri.
Investigators do not know at this time what caused the crash. The pickup was moving at a high rate of speed when it struck the back of the bus. There were no skidmarks on the pavement to indicate that Groseclose braked to try and avoid the collision.
A state trooper on the scene said a Novinger, Missouri, man was killed instantly Friday morning when his pickup truck slammed into the back of a stopped Putnam County school bus.
The deadly crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. in front of a home on Highway 136 two miles west of Livonia, Missouri.
According to troopers, the school bus was stopped with its flashing red lights on and its stop signs out when it was struck from behind by the pickup.
Two students who were getting ready to board the bus at that home were not injured.
Putnam County Schools Superintendent Dr. Heath Halley said that 22 students were on the school bus at the time of the crash.
He said the district sent another bus to the scene to pick up those students. They were all taken to the hospital in Unionville to be
checked out.
Halley said there were no broken bones or other serious injuries. He said the students and the bus driver, David Knight, suffered bumps and bruises.
As of 11:30 a.m., the wreckage of the bus and pickup remained in the highway. Traffic was reduced to one lane.
Members of the patrol's Major Crash Investigative Unit were on the scene taking measurements and using a drone to take aerial photos of the crash.

 

TWO INJURED IN FRIDAY CRASH

Two northeast Missouri drivers were injured in a Friday afternoon crash that happened at an intersection one mile east of Excello, Missouri.
The wreck occurred at 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 63 and Macon County Route T.
Troopers say Michael Hancock, 48, of Paris, Missouri, was driving a pickup truck, and he failed to yield as he was turning from Route T onto Highway 63.
Investigators say Hancock pulled into the path of a southbound SUV driven by Brenda Hulett, 59, of Callao, Missouri.
Hulett was seriously injured by the impact.
She was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment.
Hancock suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Macon hospital.
The online crash report states that both drivers were wearing a seat belt.

 

MOBERLY MAN DIES IN CHARITON COUNTY ACCIDENT

A northern Missouri man is dead as the result of a Friday night crash in Chariton County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Highway 24, six miles east of Salisbury, Missouri, at 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Troopers say a vehicle driven by Brandon Vanbibber, 35, of Moberly, ran off the right side of the road and overturned.
He was ejected from the vehicle.
Vanbibber was first transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital, and then flown by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia.
He succumbed to his injuries at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, and was pronounced dead at University Hospital by Dr. Thaqi.
A passenger in the vehicle, Jassi Chambers, 33, of Iberia, Missouri, was transported by ambulance to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
Troopers add neither Vanbibber or Chambers were wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.


SHOOTING AT COLUMBIA RESIDENCE

Columbia Police officers responded to reports of shots fired and injuries at a residence in the 2800 block of Jacobs Place Friday, Nov. 15, at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers located two individuals inside a residence with gunshot wounds. The preliminary investigation shows one female sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and the male sustained a self-inflicted life-threatening gunshot wound. Both individuals were provided first aid until EMS arrived, then immediately transported to a local emergency room for advanced medical care. 
The male, now identified as the suspect in the apparent attempted homicide, later died at the hospital as a result of his self-inflicted injury. He was identified as Deshawn Zentrell Graves, 22, of Columbia. Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is ongoing. There is no further information to provide at this time, as this is an active investigation. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.



CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 16TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 15th, 2019

 

KAHOKA PRANK CALL FALSELY REPORTS SHOOTING

 

Calls to 911 reporting a shooting in northeast Missouri late Wednesday night turned out to be a hoax.
Kahoka Police Chief Bill Conger told KTVO the first call came in at 10:45 p.m. reporting a five-year-old boy had been shot at a specific address on West Main Street in Kahoka.
Law enforcement and two ambulances responded to the residence, and a medical helicopter was put on standby.
Authorities found no shooting victim at the home.
Later, a second 911 call came in reporting that the shooting had happened somewhere on North Walnut Street in Kahoka.
Personnel responded to that area and were not able to locate anyone who had been shot.
After more than an hour of searching, Conger said they realized the calls were a hoax.
The chief said they were able to identify the juvenile suspect after investigators recognized the voice on the 911 call.
Conger said that person called the dispatch center a total of three times Wednesday night.
He expected juvenile authorities would be interviewing the underage suspect on Thursday.


COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK TIME ARMED ROBBERY

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Break Time convenience store, 1410 Forum Blvd., on Thursday, Nov. 14, at approximately 2:50 a.m. One suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun while demanding money. 
The suspect left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the store. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0" tall. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing dark camouflage pants with a tan stripe down the legs, a black coat and a mask. There were no injuries reported. 
There is no further information to provide at this time, as this is an active investigation. 
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

STRUCTURE FIRE IN WESTRAN

The Westran Fire Protection District responded to a residential structure fire on County Road 1245 about midnight Thursday. Westran Fire Chief Tony Bell says there were no injuries.
Bell adds the building was considered a total loss and it took around 6 hours to extinguish the fire.




LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY

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November 14, 2019

 

MERCER MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A north central Missouri man was badly injured early Wednesday morning when his pickup truck rear-ended a farm tractor.

It happened at 6:25 a.m. on Route M just east of Mercer, Missouri.

The state trooper who worked the scene said both vehicles involved were eastbound when a pickup truck driven by Shawn Sims, 45, of Mercer, slammed into the back of the tractor.

The tractor was driven by David Stark, 60, also of Mercer.

The vehicles ended up in the ditch on opposite sides of the roadway.

Stark was not hurt. Sims suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Kansas City hospital for treatment.

The online crash report states that Sims was not wearing a seat belt.

 

 

MOBERLY TEEN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT


A Moberly teen is injured after an accident east of Moberly Wednesday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by a 16 year old from Moberly whose name will not be released was eastbound on U.S. 24 four miles east of Moberly when he ran off the road and down an embankment.  The juvenile was taken by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

MILAN INCLUDED IN MISSOURI’S NEWEST GRANT FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

 

Missouri is getting close to $35 million in federal grants for road projects in two cities. Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced nearly $21 million will go toward pedestrian and bicycle lanes in Springfield, Missouri. Another $13.5 million will be spent on safety improvements and widening lanes in Milan, Missouri. Some of the projects that will put the money to use in Milan will be to relocate Highway N below the East Locust Creek Reservoir dam, extend Highway VV to Knob Hill Road, make 4,000 feet of safety improvements to Highway 5 and widen and reinforce gravel roads.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         7:09 PM, Officer conducted traffic stop in the 1000 block of Jackson Street.  Driver was issued warning for stop sign violation.

 

 

 

 

 




November 13, 2019

 

TWO INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY CRASH

Two people are injured after a two vehicle accident in Daviess County Tuesday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 35 year old Kyle Graves of Trenton was eastbound on Elmwood Avenue one mile West of Pattonsburg at 11 a.m. Tuesday. That's when he came over a hill and collided head on with a vehicle driven by 86 year old Thomas Lambert of Pattonsburg. Both drivers were transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Graves was treated for Moderate injuries and Lambert was treated for minor injuries.

 

SUV AND TRACTOR-TRAILER COLLIDE

A crash involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer reduced traffic to one lane in northeast Missouri on Tuesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around noon Tuesday on Highway 136, one mile east of Lancaster.  Troopers say an SUV driven by Richard Probasco, 70, of Lancaster, crossed the center of the road and struck an oncoming semi on the front driver's side.  The big-rig was driven by Jonathon Murphy, 74, of Cincinnati, Iowa. The impact caused the big rig to overturn. It came to rest in the eastbound lane.  Probasco was transported by ambulance to Scotland County Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  Murphy suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.  Troopers say both Murphy and Probasco were wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.  In addition to emergency responders, crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation were on hand to help clear wreckage from the roadway.

TWO ACCIDENTS IN THE SAME LOCATION – NO INJURIES        Authorities say two accidents in the same location on slick roads Monday afternoon caused no injuries.  At around 1:30 p.m. Monday, a station wagon slid off of Highway 63, just south of Millard.  It occurred about three hours after another accident happened in the same area involving a pickup truck rolling over and coming to a rest in the median.  As with the morning crash, no injuries were reported.  Towing services were on scene removing the pickup truck from the median.  A word of caution for Heartland drivers is to make sure that you take it slow when road conditions are deteriorating during any snowstorm the Heartland may see this upcoming winter.

ONE HURT IN COLUMBIA CITY BUS ACCIDENT
One passenger was treated for injuries after an accident involving a Columbia city bus, Tuesday morning.  According to Columbia Police, a Go COMO bus was traveling along Brown Station Road near Waco Road at around 7:15 a.m. when it slid on a patch of ice and off the road. Police said there were three passengers on the bus at the time. One suffered minor injuries after falling out of their seat. The injured passenger was taken to a local hospital for treatment.




November 12th, 2019

 

WASHINGTON, MISSOURI MAN KILLED IN ATV CRASH

 

One person was killed and another injured in a weekend ATV crash.

The fatal accident happened around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in Adair County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Nicholas Hauser, 35, of Washington, Missouri, was on Highway 11, 3.5 miles west of Winigan when it happened.

Troopers say he overcorrected and that caused him to cross the center line, and the ATV overturned.

It continued to roll off the roadway, ejecting Hauser and his passenger, Jeremy Trankler, 33, of St. Peters, Missouri.Hauser was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trankler was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. 

 

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE AND BURGLARY

 

A Missouri man has been found guilty of rape and burglary following a jury trial.

The verdict came down Friday afternoon. William Thomas Brown, 39, of Shelbyville, Missouri was arrested in May after being accused of entering a residence and raping a woman twice.

Brown was accused of pulling and ripping the victim’s underclothing off before the alleged rape. 

The victim reported that Brown was intoxicated at the time. Brown was also accused of returning several hours later and allegedly raped the victim again.

Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force filed one count of rape in the second degree, a Class D felony, on Thursday, May 16.

Brown was being held in the Shelby County jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.

According to the Edina Sentinel, the trial began on last Thursday and resumed Friday morning.

According to court documents, the jury deliberated for one hour and 25 minutes.

Brown was found guilty of second degree Rape and second degree Burglary.

Brown is allowed an additional 10 days to file post-trial motions.

Brown's sentencing date is set for Thursday, December 12.

He is facing a maximum sentence of seven years in prison for each charge.

 

 

BEVIER MAN INJURED IN MONDAY ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri man took a scary ride on a slick Heartland highway late Monday morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened right after 10:30 a.m. on Highway 63, just over two miles south of Millard, Missouri.he trooper who worked the crash said the driver of the pickup truck, Teddy Sparks, 70, of Bevier, Missouri, was northbound when he started sliding on the icy pavement and lost control.

His pickup traveled into the median where it overturned and came to rest on the passenger side. Sparks said at the scene he suffered minor injuries and was more shaken up than anything. He was treated at the scene by an Adair County ambulance crew and then released.He said he was buckled up when the crash happened.

No other vehicles were involved.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING WEEKEND HOME INVASION

 

Columbia Police responded to a home invasion at a residence in the 1100 block of Eastland Circle at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

During the incident, one victim received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to a leg. Officers on the scene applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg prior to medical personnel arriving. The victim was transported to a local emergency room for further medical treatment. 

The initial investigation revealed that three black males and one white male entered the residence and ordered the occupants to the floor while claiming to be with the FBI. The suspects were not wearing clothing that identified them as any law enforcement agency, but rather were dressed in dark civilian clothing with their faces covered. The suspects left the scene with personal property belonging to a victim in a vehicle described as a red truck.

"When we enter a home for enforcement action, law enforcement will always be clearly identifiable as police," Chief Geoff Jones said. "We will identify and arrest those who are responsible and would appreciate any help the community can provide."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 




November 11th, 2019

 

 

AUTOPSY RESULTS FROM MISSING KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

 

We have now learned what led to the death of a Kirksville woman who had been missing for a week.

An autopsy was performed Friday on the body of Meredith Waters Lewis, 55, of Kirksville.

According to Adair County Coroner Brian Noe, the preliminary results indicate Lewis died from blunt force trauma to the head resulting from an accidental fall in the well-known round barn where her body was found by police on Wednesday afternoon.

The barn is located on Route P just east of the Kirksville city limits.

Noe explained there is a platform in the center of the barn that holds the lights used to brighten the stage during performances.

He said there is a wooden ladder that leads from that platform clear to the cupola at the top of the barn.

Noe said that it appears Lewis climbed the ladder, and at some point, fell to her death.

He said during the fall is when she suffered the fatal blow to the head when it struck some part of the platform.

It will be a few weeks before toxicology results are available from the State Medical Examiner's Office.

 

 

UNUSUAL CRIME AT KIRKSVILLE PIZZA HUT

 

Police are investigating an unusual incident that happened Friday morning at Kirksville's new Pizza Hut.

According to a KTVO source, a man wandered into the back door of the restaurant on North Baltimore Street while a delivery driver was dropping off food.

The incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. Friday.

We were told the door was propped open to make it easier to unload the boxes.

That is how the intruder was able to get in without anyone knowing.

The source said the man did not have a weapon, but police said he did steal the delivery driver's scanning device before leaving the area on foot. The driver was reportedly in the walk-in cooler when the theft happened. No money or food items were taken.

Officers were at Pizza Hut late Friday morning taking statements from employees and reviewing surveillance camera video.

KPD Deputy Chief Justin Jones said late Friday afternoon that police were able to identify the suspect from the video. He remains on the loose.

Investigators are not releasing his name at this time.

If you saw anything suspicious or know anything about the crime, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945.

 

 

SPICKARD MAN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

A Spickard, Missouri man is injured after an accident in Grundy County Friday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 65 year old Randall Dell of Spickard and a vehicle driven by 50 year old Edmundo Garrido-Camona of Kingston, Illinois were both eastbound on Missouri Highway 6 three miles west of Galt at 9:45 p.m. Friday when Dell slowed due to an animal in the roadway and Garrido-Camona’s vehicle struck Dell’s in the rear.  Dell was taken by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Garrido-Camona was not injured.

 

 

THREE INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Three people are injured, two seriously after an accident in Boone County Saturday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 63 year old Laura Harper of Hartsburg, Missouri was southbound on U.S. Highway 63 at Claysville Road at 5:45 p.m. when she pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by 19 year old Chelsea Hoyt of Laddonia, Missouri.  Hoyt’s vehicle struck Harper’s in the side causing it to travel off the left side of the road and strike a guardrail. Two passengers in Harper’s vehicle, 72 year old Kay Jordan an 27 year old Dylan Cheatham, both of Hartsburg suffered serious injuries in the accident. Hughes suffered moderate injuries.  All three were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  Hoyt was not injured.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 8th, 2019

 

NOVINGER WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri woman who overturned her car in an overnight crash was arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated-Drugs.

The crash happened at 3:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 11, four miles southwest of Kirksville.

Troopers said a car driven by Stacey Tade, 49, of Novinger, Missouri, traveled off the left side of the highway, went down an embankment and overturned.

Tade suffered minor injuries. The online crash report said she refused treatment at the scene.

Tade was wearing a seat belt.

She was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated-Drugs.

Tade was released.

 

 

MU STUDENT PRIME SUSPECT IN WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

 

A prosecutor says a University of Missouri student is the "prime suspect" in the disappearance of his Chinese wife and he played audio in court of the man saying he wanted a divorce "the sooner the better."

The Columbia Missourian reports that Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan Knight described Joseph Elledge as a "jealous, controlling, manipulative psychopath" while arguing Wednesday that he should remain jailed on $500,000 bond on a child abuse charge.

Elledge hasn't been charged in the disappearance of his 28-year-old wife, Mengqi Ji Elledge, who was reported missing four weeks ago. They have a 1-year-old daughter together.

The defense, meanwhile, argued that Joseph Elledge's bond should be reduced, saying that Mengqi Ji Elledge had exchanged sexually explicit messages with another person. The judge didn't immediately rule.

 

 

MADISON MAN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Madison, Missouri man is injured after an accident in Randolph County Thursday afternoon. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 28 year old Joseph Rexroat of Madison was turning on to U.S. Highway 24 eastbound from County Road 1450 at approximately 2:45 Thursday afternoon when he struck an eastbound truck driven by 59 year old Keith Moore of Moberly. Rexroat was taken by private vehicle to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.  Moore was not injured.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 6TH 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 7th, 2019

 

 

MISSING WOMAN FOUND DEAD JUST OUTSIDE OF KIRKSVILLE

 

A local missing person case came to a tragic end Wednesday afternoon.

Right around 1 p.m., officers with the Kirksville Police Department found the body of Meredith Waters Lewis, 55, of Kirksville.

According to Adair County Sheriff Bob Hardwick, officers discovered her body inside a round barn on the Dan and Judy Vogt property just outside Kirksville city limits.

It is near the intersection of Highway 63 and Route P.

Police had been searching the area on a UTV earlier in the day.

Adair County Coroner Brian Noe says no foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy is planned for Friday.

Lewis was last in contact with her family on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Relatives reported her missing on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Kirksville police determined that Lewis was last seen just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday near the area where her body was found on Wednesday.

Lewis' family had told police the woman had prior health problems, and they were concerned for her well-being.

Hardwick said his office is being assisted in the investigation by the Kirksville Police Department, Kirksville Fire Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO ARMED ROBBERY

 

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Xpress Liquor & Smokes, 2101 Corona Road on Monday, Nov. 4, at approximately 8:50 p.m. One suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun while demanding money. 

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen heading eastbound on foot from the store. He was described as a black male, approximately 6’2". At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing black pants, a black jacket and a mask. There were no injuries reported. 

There is no further information to provide at this time, as this is an active investigation. 

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

MACHINE SHED FIRE IN CHILLICOTHE

 

Chillicothe firefighters responded to a fire at a machine shed Monday evening.

The shed on Livingston County Road 432 owned by David McDoneld was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. There were multiple tractors, around 30 bales of hay and other equipment in the shed

An engine, tanker, and four Chillicothe personnel used approximately 9,000 gallons of water to try to extinguish the fire for two hours alongside firefighters from Dawn and Hale with assistance from the Livingston and Carroll County sheriff’s departments.

 

 

 




November 6th, 2019

 

POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP IN LOCATING MISSING KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

 

The Kirksville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman.
Police are working to locate Meredith Ann Waters Lewis, 55, of Kirksville.
On Sunday, November 3, authorities were contacted by one of Lewis' relatives reporting the family had not been in contact with her since Wednesday, October 30.
Her family advised she had prior health problems and are concerned for her well-being.
KPD was able to determine that Lewis was in the area east of Kirksville on Sunday.
It was further learned that Lewis was dropped off in the area of Missouri Route P and the U.S. Highway 63 bypass around 5:35 p.m. on Sunday.
Lewis is a white female, approximately 5'7'', 145 pounds, with red hair and green eyes.
She has a tattoo of a moon on her left foot, tattoo of a peace sign on her right foot, tattoo of a sun on her right shoulder and a tattoo of a moon and stars on her left calf.
Lewis was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front, blue jeans and white socks and black sandals.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lewis is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Adair County Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, Adair County Sheriff's Office at (660) 665-4600, Anonymously at (660) 627-BUST(2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com


POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECT


Kirksville police need your help identifying an armed robber who held up a local convenience store Monday night.
At approximately 10:02 p.m., Kirksville police officers responded to Casey’s General Store at 503 South Franklin Street for a report of an armed robbery.
Officers talked with the employees of the store and determined that no one was injured during the course of the crime.
Police were told a male entered the store displaying a handgun and demanded money from the register.
The cashier provided the suspect with an undisclosed amount of cash. He then left the business and headed south on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket with blue hooded sweatshirt underneath, dark-colored pants and tennis shoes.
Kirksville police hope that someone from the public may recognize photos of the suspect or have other information that would help them identity the suspect.
Anyone with information about this crime, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4600, anonymously at (660) 627-BUST (2878), or email police@kirksvillecity.com.


SHELBYVILLE MAN INJURED IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT


A Shelbyville, Missouri man is injured after an accident in Marion County Sunday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a dump truck driven by 29 year old Steven Adams of Madison, Missouri was slowing to make a turn on U.S. Highway 36 4 miles east of Monroe City at approximately 5:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a car driven by 25 year old Daniel Pierce of Shelbyville. Pierce was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois for treatment of moderate injuries. Adams was not injured.


MARCELINE TEENS, BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

 

Two Marceline teens and a Brookfield man were arrested Monday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. According to the patrol, 22 year old Ryan Kearns of Brookfield and 19 year old Marissa Robb and 18 year old Dequaila Mayfield both of Marceline were all arrested between 8:55 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Kearns was also charged with unlawful use and possession of a weapon. It is unclear if the arrests are connected.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 5th, 2019

 

TWO TEENS HURT IN BONFIRE ACCIDENT

 

Two teens were hurt following a freak accident early Sunday morning.

It happened at 12:50 a.m Sunday on private property, three miles west of Elmer, Missouri.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kaitlyn Gibson, 19, of Elmer, and T'Leah Powell, also 19, of Macon, Missouri, were standing near a bonfire when a vehicle hit the two teens while backing up.

The impact knocked them into the fire.

Both women received minor injuries. They sought their own treatment at University Hospital in Columbia.

The online crash report states that the unknown male driver that struck the women left the scene before law enforcement arrived.

 

 

MEXICO HOME DAMAGED IN HOUSE FIRE

 

Mexico Public Safety responded to a report of a house fire in the 100 block of South Mississippi Street. The call came in around 3 o’clock Saturday morning. When fire crews arrived, the home had flames shooting out of its windows on three sides. The fire was successfully extinguished but the home was significantly damaged. All residents were successfully evacuated and no injuries were reported. The fire was found around a bed inside the home and residents made attempts to extinguish the blaze prior to calling 911. Early indications are the fire was caused by electronics plugged in, on and around the bed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.

 

 

MAN INJURED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A man was injured in an accident that occurred at 12:45am Sunday in Boone County. 76 year old Edward Lyle of Middletown, OH was westbound on I-70 when his car struck a deer in the roadway.  He was transported by ambulance to Pinnacle Regional Hospitalfor treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 3RD, 2019

 

 

 

 




November 4th, 2019

 

KIRKSVILLE POLICE SEARCHING FOR STOLEN CAR

 

Kirksville Police are looking for a stolen car in Kirksville.
A woman says that her 2001 Chevy Malibu was stolen at the 7th Heaven convenience store at Marion and Illinois Streets just past downtown Kirksville.
Police say the incident happened around 4 a.m. on Friday, November 1st.
The victim describes her vehicle as tan and with license plate NB5-N5G.
The police do not currently have any suspects at this time.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Kirksville Police Department.

 

POSSIBLE DRUG TRAFFICKING OPERATION CAUGHT BY MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it’s investigating a drug trafficking operation — and possible human trafficking ring — after troopers conducting a traffic stop found a 15-year-old girl with several pounds of methamphetamine strapped to her abdomen.
The Kansas City Star reports the traffic stop occurred Tuesday on Interstate 70 in western Missouri. Troopers say a 22-year-old California woman was driving, and the girl was a passenger. When an officer called the girl’s mother, she told him she thought her daughter was at school and had no idea who the California woman was.
When questioned, the girl told officers she had 5.5 pounds of meth strapped to her.
The woman was charged Wednesday with drug trafficking, endangering the welfare of child and other counts.
The teen was returned to her mother, and police say no charges against her are expected.
The patrol is working with federal law enforcement on the case.


PUBLIC HELP NEEDED IN FINDING WANTED DOWNING WOMAN


Authorities in northeast Missouri are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted woman.
The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office is looking for Susan "Susie" Irene Small, 33, of Downing, Missouri.
Small has an active felony warrant for Probation Violation on an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
If you see Susan Small or know where she is, you are asked to contact the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office at 660-956-9493 or your local law enforcement.
The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office would also like to remind anyone who may be hindering her capture could also be charged with a crime


CONFIRMED MUMPS CASES IN BOONE COUNTY

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) has identified a number of recent cases of mumps in Boone County. Health officials are working closely with the cases and community healthcare providers to identify those who may have come in contact with confirmed cases. 
Mumps is a viral illness that can cause fever, body aches, headaches, fatigue, swelling of the salivary glands, or pain with chewing and swallowing. About a third of people who contract the mumps virus do not develop any symptoms. Mumps is transmitted through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing, talking, kissing, or sharing cups, forks, knives, spoons, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and drinks. Some people who get mumps have very mild cold-like symptoms, or no symptoms at all and may not know they have the disease.
People with mumps can spread it for two to three days before they know they are sick, and an additional five days after the swelling in their cheek or jaw area begins. Individuals are most contagious two days before the onset of symptoms and five days after and should remain at home during this time. 
Anyone with symptoms should call their healthcare provider. Having two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is the best way to protect against mumps. To check your immunization status or to get vaccinated, please contact your healthcare provider.
For more information about mumps, visit www.cdc.gov/mumps

 

 

 

LOCAL STATE SOFTBALL RESULTS

 

Class 1: Championship- Salisbury over Canton 4-1

Class 2: 3rd place- Marceline over East Carter 6-0

Class 4: 3rd place- Rock Bridge over Northwest (Cedar Hill) 7-0




November 1, 2019

 

NEMO SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SENTENCED

A Northeast Missouri substitute teacher was sentenced Thursday on charges of second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy.  KTVO.com reports that 36 year old Katrina Kraus, of Arbela, will avoid jail time.  She was sentenced in a Schuyler County courtroom to two seven-year terms, but those sentences were suspended and she was placed on five years probation.  Court documents accused Kraus of having consensual sexual contact with an underage boy multiple times in 2017.  Kraus faces similar charges in Scotland County, in connection with incidents involving the same victim.  She has not yet been sentenced in that case. 

 

ICY CONDITIONS A FACTOR IN THURSDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 A Kirksville driver was treated for moderate injuries after his pickup ran off an ice-covered bridge on Highway 36, just east of Meadville, Thursday morning.  The accident occurred at 9:12am.  According to the Highway Patrol report, 69 year old Harry Jayne, of Kirksville, was the driver of the westbound pickup.  The patrol says he lost control on the ice-covered bridge and the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway.  Jayne was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

THREE HURT IN COLLISION ON ICY ROADWAY

An icy roadway was blamed for a collision on Audrain County Route J, which sent three members of a Mexico family to the hospital, just after 8am Thursday.  The patrol says 40 year old Cheryl Emminger, of Mexico, lost control of her northbound car on an icy roadway.  It crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by 55 year old Patreca Hagedorn, of Rush Hill.  Emminger was treated for moderate injuries and two juveniles in her vehicle, age 10 and 12, were both treated for minor injuries.  All three were taken to University Hospital in Columbia. 

 

FIVE VEHICLES INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT – ONLY TWO MINOR INJURIES

Five vehicles were involved, but there were only two minor injuries, in a chain-reaction accident, which occurred just before 6am Thursday on Highway 6, just east of Milan.  The Highway Patrol says a westbound car driven by 39 year old Jean Babakanga, of Kirksville struck a westbound in the rear, driven by 49 year old Daniel Hursman, of Milan.  Three other vehicles were involved in the chain reaction accident.  Two of those drivers, 32 year old Monique Shiala Mwanza and 24 year old Venus Ibolo, both of Kirksville, were treated for minor injuries at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital. 

 

UNIONVILLE MAN INJURED IN THURSDAY MORNING CRASH

AUnionville woman was injured when her vehicle ran off Route 136, just west of Unionville, early Thursday morning.  50 year old Rocio Arbacu, of Unionville, was treated for minor injuries at Putnam County Hospital in Unionville after the accident, which occurred at around 6:45am.  The patrol says her vehicle ran off the highway about ten miles west of Unionville and overturned.  Unionville Police assisted in investigating the accident. 




October 31, 2019

 

 

FORMER PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL CEO PLEADS GUILTY TO BILLING SCHEME

 

 The former CEO of Putnam County Hospital (PCH) in Unionville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty in a medical billing scheme that drained the Missouri Medicaid program and private insurance companies of over $100 million in claims, the Department of Justice said today.

David Lane Byrns' plea includes an admission of guilt for his role in the scheme. Medical samples (blood, urine, etc.) were gathered from people who were not patients at PCH.

According to the press release: “To obtain samples for testing, Byrns and his co-conspirators entered into arrangements with marketers, who solicited samples from substance abuse treatment centers, sober living homes, physicians’ offices and other sources throughout the United States, in exchange for a portion of the insurance reimbursements. Many of the tests conducted were medically unnecessary.

Byrns and his cohorts would bill these tests to the Missouri Medicaid program and private insurers, using Putnam County Hospital's billing credentials.

They would then send these samples off to out-of-state laboratories for testing, claiming Putnam County Hospital had done the tests on-site, resulting in even bigger payouts from Medicaid and private insurers to the hospital.

Byrns, who now lives in Florida, entered his admission of guilt to a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida. He had previously denied the allegations, according to an exposé in the Kansas City Business Journal earlier this month.

Byrns has agreed to forfeit the $5.1 million that they say Byrns personally pocketed from the fraudulent billings.

Multiple attempts to reach Byrns were unsuccessful.

His sentencing before U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan has not been scheduled.

 

 

PUTNAM COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON CRASH

 

A northeast Missouri deputy was injured in a crash that happened during a suspect pursuit in Unionville, Missouri.

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Klayton Munden, 25, of Pollock, Missouri, suffered minor injuries when his patrol pickup was struck head-on by the suspects' car.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 18th and Main streets in Unionville.

Putnam County Sheriff Jason Knight told KTVO Wednesday that officers from his office and the Unionville Police Department were pursuing

Tori Craver, 19, and Jacob Hopman, 20, both from Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Knight said they are suspects wanted in connection with multiple thefts from vehicles in Unionville over the past couple of days.

The sheriff said a bank in Unionville notified law enforcement Tuesday afternoon that Craver and Hopman were at the bank trying to cash a check stolen from one of the cars.

Officers pursued the two suspects for approximately three-and-a-half blocks before their car slammed into Deputy Munden's patrol truck.

He had parked the pickup at an intersection to block the suspects from going any farther.

Craver had minor injuries from the crash. She refused treatment at the scene. Hopman suffered moderate injuries.

He and the deputy were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Craver and Hopman are in custody on 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.

 

 

COLUMBIA ARMED ROBBERY

 

Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Break Time convenience store, 2402 Paris Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at approximately 1:30 a.m. One suspect entered the store and brandished a handgun while demanding money. There were no injuries reported. 

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen southbound on foot from the store. He was described as a black male, between 40 and 50 years old, approximately 5’10" tall with a medium build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing blue jeans with a black coat. 

There is no further information to provide, as this is an active investigation. 

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 29TH, 2019

 

 




October 30, 2019

 

 

GREEN CITY WOMAN INJURED IN SULLIVAN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Green City woman is injured after a two vehicle accident in Sullivan County Monday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 63 year old Douglas Childers of Green City was pulling onto Highway B three miles southeast of Pollock at approximately 4:25 p.m. Monday when he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 36 year old Jeanie Kinney of Green City.  Kinney’s car struck Childers’ vehicle in the side.  Kinney was taken by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Childers was not injured.

 

 

FOUR INJURED IN CLINTON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Four people are injured, two seriously, after an accident in Clinton County Monday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 23 year old Skyler Johnson of Macon was merging onto Interstate 35 from Route PP at the 32.8 mile marker, approximately 2 miles east of Holt at around 5:40 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle on the wet road and crossed the median into oncoming traffic.  Johnson’s vehicle was struck in the passenger side by a vehicle driven by 57 year old Robert Young of Lathrop.  A passenger in Johnson’s car, 23 year old Ethan Pagliai of Excello, Missouri, and a passenger in Young’s car, 54 year old Kristina Young of Lathrop, both sustained serious injuries.  The two drivers, Robert Young and Skyler Johnson, sustained moderate injuries.  Pagliai and Johnson were taken to Liberty Hospital.  Robert and Kristina Young were taken to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment.

 

 

IOWA COMPANY TO OPEN STORE IN MACON

 

On Tuesday, Central Service and Supply, Inc. held its ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new location in Macon, Missouri.

Central Service and Supply, Inc. is a company known mainly for making mining equipment.

This is the company's first store in Missouri. Its other location is in Des Moines, Iowa.

According to Vice President of Central Service and Supply, Inc. Jason Fox, Macon was chosen for the new store because of its location at the intersection between highways 36 and 63.

This location will have 10-15 employees on staff.

More information about Central Service and Supply can be found at centralsands.com

 

 

CENTERTOWN MAN DEAD AFTER CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Centertown, Missouri man is dead after an accident on Route AA in Callaway County early Tuesday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Matthew Spencer of Centertown was westbound on Route AA a half mile west of County Road 499 at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday when his vehicle ran off the west side of the road and struck a tree.  Spencer was taken by ambulance to Capitol Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 29, 2019

 

 

HURDLAND MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIRKSVILLE SHOOTING

 

The primary suspect in a shooting in Kirksville last week is now in custody after a brief standoff Sunday night.

Investigators announced Monday morning that officers with the Kirksville Police Department pulled over Douglas Garrett, 35, of Hurdland, Missouri, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of West Patterson Street near the Truman State University campus.

Officers saw Garrett in the car with a handgun. They then started negotiating with Garrett to surrender. After about a 20-minute standoff, the suspect was taken into custody.

As we reported yesterday, Garrett is the main suspect in the shooting that occurred last Wednesday night in the 1200 block of South Baird Street in Kirksville.

A source says Garrett shot a 19-year-old La Plata man in the neck while that man was sitting in a car on Baird Street. The bullet grazed the man. Police described it as a non-life-threatening injury.

We were told the victim was hiding out because he has warrants out for his arrest and because Garrett was still on the loose.

Garrett now faces four charges. Two of them are new and were filed Monday. They are Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Second-Degree Attempted Assault.

Court documents state that witnesses present during last Wednesday night's shooting told police Garrett fired one shot from a small silver handgun into the rear driver side window of a car that the victim was riding in with two underage girls.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Adair County Sheriff’s Office and the Truman State University Department of Public Safety assisted KPD in Garrett's arrest.

Garrett is being held without bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION TO ARMED ROBBERY

 

 A suspect is now charged in connection with a drug-related armed robbery and home invasion in Kirksville on Saturday night.

The suspect, Mecca Owens, 22, of Kirksville, is facing five felony charges: two counts of First-Degree Robbery, First-Degree Burglary, Armed Criminal Action and Resisting Arrest.

According to court documents, Owens is accused of breaking into a couple’s home in the 400 block of East Scott Street and stealing approximately $1,000 in cash and about $1,000 worth of marijuana from the residence.

The victims told police Owens and four to five other men with handguns kicked in their back door and pointed the weapons at the two of them.

They said two of the suspects were wearing masks, and the male victim said he recognized Owens by his eyes and could tell by Owens’ expression that he recognized him.

Kirksville police first learned of the crime when they were called to Northeast Regional Medical Center for a report of a man injured during a robbery at his home.

The investigating officer was told the male victim had a small cut on the top of his head from the incident.

Police got a search warrant for Owens’ apartment. Owens was there and denied knowing anything about the robbery.

During their search, officers found the stolen marijuana.

Investigators say Owens was informed he was being arrested for robbery and burglary. They say he would not cooperate and refused their order to stand up so he could be handcuffed.

Officers eventually tased Owens and took him into custody.

Police are working to identify any additional suspects or witnesses in the case.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4600, anonymously at (660) 627-BUST (2878) or email police@kirksvillecity.com.

 

 

THREE INJURED IN COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Three people are injured, two seriously after an accident in Cooper County Sunday Night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 21 year old Johnathan Stockwell of Tipton, Missouri was Northbound on Route B a half mile south of McCulloch Road at 10:19 p.m. Sunday when he failed to negotiate a curve, his vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck a sign, yard posts, and a tree.  Stockwell was taken by MU Air Care to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. Two of Stockwell’s passengers were also injured.  22 year old Cheyenne Stackman of Bunceton, Missouri was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries and a 3 year old juvenile was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

 

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN TRAIN SERVICE RESUMES MONDAY

 

Norfolk Southern has announced that its train service is expected to resume between Moberly and Kansas City Monday evening after it was suspended for almost a month due to the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick was taken out by debris from flooding. Delays of up to 72 hours are still expected as service resumes and officials evaluate traffic. Operations are expected to return to normal by mid-week.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 25-27

 

Friday, October 25th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         At approximately 1:14 p.m., Officers were dispatched to phone harassment in the 1300 block of N. Washington St.  Officers were able to contact the suspect and they were advised to stop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 28th, 2019
 
 
MAN ARRESTED IN KIRKSVILLE ARMED ROBBERY

A man has been arrested in connection to a Saturday night home robbery in Kirksville.
Police say they have arrested a male suspect in connection to a robbery and assault of a Kirksville man.
The victim told police around five to six men forced themselves into his home on East Scott Street with guns drawn, assaulted him and then took cash and personal belongings.
According to Deputy Chief Justin Jones the incident happened at a residence in the 400 block of East Scott Street in Kirksville.
In a press release, police say they developed the suspect from the victim's description and executed a search warrant at an address a few blocks from the victim's residence.
At the suspect's home, they found items consistent with those taken during the robbery.
The male suspect was arrested at that location and is being held at the Adair County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending charges of First-Degree Burglary, First-Degree Robbery, Armed Criminal Action and Resisting Arrest.
The suspect's name is being withheld upending formal charges.
Police say they are still investigating this crime to identify any witnesses or suspects.
If you know anything about the incident you are encouraged to call KPD at 660-785-6945, Adair County Central Dispatch at 660-665-5621, or the Adair County Sheriff's Office at 660-665-4600, anonymously at 660-627-BUST (2878) or email, police@kirksvillecity.com.


MAN HURT IN CRASH NEAR MILAN

A single vehicle crash near Milan leaves a man seriously injured.
The incident happened right at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on River Road, two miles west of Milan.
Thomas Miller, 63, of Milan, was headed westbound on River Road when he ran off the road and overturned.
His vehicle came to rest on it's side in the creek.
Witnesses say they saw Miller stumble out of the creek badly injured.
Miller was taken by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
He was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia a short time later.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Miller on suspicion of Driving-while-intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and failure to drive on the right-side of the roadway.
According to the crash report, Miller was not wearing a seat belt.


MAN HIT BY STRAY BULLET IN KIRKSVILLE

Investigators have now learned that a person was hit by a bullet that was fired into a car during an apparent drug deal gone bad.
The shooting suspect police are now trying to track is Douglas Dwayne Garrett, 35, of Novelty, Missouri.
A warrant has been issued for Garrett’s arrest. The three felony charges he is facing right now are Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Second-Degree Attempted Assault.
These charges were filed Thursday. According to Kirksville Police Chief Steve Farnsworth the charges are expected to be upgraded now that they know that a person was shot.
That shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of South Baird Street.
According to Farnsworth that one shot was fired through the back window of a car.
A source close to the case said the victim is a 19-year-old La Plata man.
Police are not releasing his name at this time.
The man was reportedly grazed in the neck by the bullet. We are told the victim is hiding out because he has warrants out for his arrest and because the shooting suspect is still on the loose.
Farnsworth said various witnesses who were interviewed all lied about what had really happened Wednesday night because they apparently did not want to get their friends in trouble.
The police chief says some of the people involved are juveniles.
If you know anything about the shooting or where Douglas Garrett is, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945.
Police say Garrett should be considered armed and dangerous.


MAN INJURED IN COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT

A Mexico, Missouri man is injured after a two vehicle accident in Cooper County Sunday evening.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 72 year old Robert Boahrer of Mexico, Missouri was entering Interstate 70 eastbound at the 102 mile marker when he drove off the left side of the roadway overcorrected and struck a vehicle driven by 19 year old David Win of Columbia. Win's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. Boahrer's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Boahrer was taken by ambulance to Pinnacle Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

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October 25, 2019

 

 

PUBLIC HELP NEEDED IN FINDING MISSING KIRKSVILLE TEEN

 

A Kirksville mom is worried sick about her missing daughter, and she is asking for the public’s help to find her.

Jessica Fox told KTVO her 16-year-old daughter, Hailey Draper-Fox, of Kirksville, ran away on Wednesday because she didn't want to go to a meeting she was required to attend.

Fox says Hailey drove off in her gray 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Family friends spotted the missing teen around 1 a.m. Thursday in the south part of Kirksville, but they say she took off again.

Hailey has blue eyes, black hair, and she is 5'3" tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Jessica Fox says she is not sure if her daughter is in any danger, but the people she is hanging around with are not a very good influence.

If you see Hailey Draper-Fox or know where she is, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945 or her family at (660) 988-7509.

 

 

MAN INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Hamilton man is injured after an accident in Caldwell County Wednesday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 54 year old Manley Wilson of Hamilton was Southbound on Route B 2 miles north of Cowgill at approximately 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when he struck a deer in the roadway, traveled off the east side of the road and overturned.  Manley was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT

 

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at approximately 6:49PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of E Monroe for a report of a fight in progress.  Responding personnel learned that Jason T Scott, age 34 of Mexico, was asked to leave a business after being involved in a disturbance.  Scott began to leave, then returned with a knife, and continued to yell at several people.  Officers located Scott nearby and he was arrested for Assault 4th degree and Unlawful Use of Weapon.  He was processed at MPSD, and taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond on the offenses.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 23, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 24, 2019

 

 

MISSOURI FARMER CHARGED IN DEATH OF WISCONSIN BROTHERS

 

A Missouri cattle farmer has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two missing brothers from Wisconsin.

Court documents filed Wednesday in Caldwell County, Missouri, show Garland Nelson of Braymer is also charged with two counts of abandonment of a corpse, evidence tampering and other counts.

Nick and Justin Diemel of Shawano County, Wisconsin, were reported missing July 21 . They had been visiting Nelson's northwestern Missouri farm while on a trip related to their cattle business.

Human remains were found on the farm but haven't been publicly identified.

Nelson was charged in July with tampering with a vehicle rented by the brothers. Authorities say he abandoned the truck at a commuter parking lot.

 

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Linneus Woman and a Linneus Juvenile are injured after an accident in Linn County Wednesday Morning

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Vehicle driven by 46 year old Tammy Stanphill of Linneus was Northbound on Missouri Highway 5 one mile north of Linneus when Stanphill tried to avoid an animal in the roadway, ran off the road and overturned.  Two passengers in Stanphill’s vehicle, 17 year old Melissa Stanphill and a 4 year old juvenile were taken by private vehicle to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

TRUCK MIRED IN MUD AFTER AVOIDING DEER

 

Deer in the road are blamed for a one-vehicle crash in Adair County.

It happened around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 11 approximately six miles southwest of Kirksville.

According to Deputy Chris Stivers with the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Mark Richardson, 58, of Odessa, Missouri, swerved to avoid hitting three deer in the highway.

The large rental box truck he was driving ended up mired in the mud in the ditch on the right side of the roadway.

Richardson was not hurt. He said neither was the deer.

Richardson said he was on his way from Kirksville to Kansas City when the crash happened.

He said there was no cargo inside the truck.

 

 

SEDALIA POLICE ASK FOR PUBLIC HELP IN FINDING MISSING TEEN

 

The Sedalia Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a Missouri teen.

According to the police department's Facebook page, Marie McDonald is 17 years old and was last seen on Oct. 17.

McDonald was leaving Liberty Park with a person law enforcement said she knows.

McDonald is 5 foot 5 inches and 140 pounds. She has brown eyes. 

The last time she was seen she had long brown hair, going to her lower back.

Police ask that if you see Marie, contact the Sedalia Police Department anytime at (660)826-8100.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 23, 2019

 

 

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN SET TO STAND TRIAL FOR STEALING

 

A now-former government agency employee from Kirksville, who is charged with felony stealing, is set to go on trial early next year.

According to online court records, Nicole Roberts, 33, of Kirksville, was in Adair County Circuit Court on Monday.

Her trial date has now been set for February 24, 2020, in front of Judge Kelly Lovekamp.

Roberts is accused of stealing more than $44,000 from her employer, the Adair County Soil and Water Conservation District in Kirksville.

Investigators said the crime was carried out between December 2017 and December 2018.

The case came to light when the agency contacted the Adair County Sheriff’s Office about fraudulent use of the district’s debit card.Sheriff's deputies said in court documents that their investigation revealed that Roberts used her employer's debit card to fraudulently obtain $44,386 from the agency.

They said there are photographs of Roberts making unapproved withdrawals from ATMs in Kirksville.

Roberts is currently free on bond.

The parties in the case scheduled a two-day jury trial to start on February 24, 2020, in Adair County Circuit Court in Kirksville.

Seventy-five potential jurors will be asked to appear.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN APPEARS ON NATIONAL GAME SHOW

 

A northern Missouri man recently appeared on the popular gameshow, "The Price is Right", and it aired Friday morning on KTVO-CBS.

Life-long fan, Clinton Singleton from Chillicothe, Missouri, says he and his wife got free tickets to attend the taping in September.

He says they sat in the audience hoping to get picked.

And he did get selected and even advanced to the showcase showdown where he won.

Singleton's waiting turned out to be worth it because he won trips to St. Thomas, Thailand and Iceland. In all, he won over $81,000 in prizes.

He says the hardest part was keeping his win a secret from everyone, especially when his family was going through a rough time.  Singleton said "I had to wait roughly a month, month and a half before I could tell anybody. Stuff like that's real hard because my family was honestly going through a really rough time and I wanted to tell them because it's just a good, positive experience.”

Singleton also said that if he were to let the secret out, he could have had to forfeit his prizes.

He said he plans to apply to other game shows in the future.

 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A West Burlington, Iowa woman is injured after an accident in Monroe County Tuesday Morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 23 year old Mandy Steele of West Burlington, Iowa was Southbound on Route C 10 miles north of Centralia at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday when she failed to stop at a stop side at the intersection of Route C and Route M.  A truck driven by 63 year old Kevin O’Bannon of Madison, Missouri was eastbound on Route M at the time and Steele’s vehicle struck it in the side.  Steele was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

POLICE IDENTIFY VICTIM IN COLUMBIA WEEKEND SHOOTING

 

Columbia Police had identified the victim of a weekend shooting in Columbia as Dajion A. Harris, 13, of Columbia.
Cameron J. White, 19, of Columbia, who was located and originally arrested for Manslaughter in the 4500 block of Orchard Lane has now been charged with Murder 2nd and Armed Criminal Action.
Columbia Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 4400 block of Rice Road at 11:52 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

There is no additional information for release is available as this remains an active case. 
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain completely anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 21, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 22, 2019

 

 

MAN INJURED IN SCOTLAND COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Rutledge, Missouri man is injured after an accident in Scotland County Sunday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 17 year old Joseph Hoover of Rutledge, Missouri was Northbound on Missouri Highway MM 5 miles South of Memphis at approximately 2:45 p.m. when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, he overcorrected, traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.  Hoover suffered minor injuries and was released to seek his own treatment.

 

 

SE IOWA FOOTBALL COACH AND GIRLFRIED CHARGED WITH ASSAULT

 

A football coach at a southeast Iowa high school and his girlfriend are facing felony charges in the bloody assault of a northeast Missouri woman.

The crime happened October 8, 2019, at the ROKA Apartments in Lancaster, Missouri.

The suspects are Dalton McCarty, 26, of Wayland, Missouri, an assistant football coach at Keokuk High School, and his girlfriend, Khristian "Khrissy" Hill, 26, of Kirksville.

Both are charged with First-Degree Assault and First-Degree Harassment, both felonies.

According to court documents, Mccarty told a Schuyler County sheriff's deputy that he and his girlfriend had gone to the victim's apartment to gather some of Hill's belongings.

Mccarty said, soon after they arrived, a fight broke out, and Hill was defending herself.

He told the deputy he then tried to break up the fight.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim was helpless on the pavement in front of the apartment building as if she was unconscious, and she was having seizures.

McCarty and Hill then fled the scene before deputies arrived. They later claimed it was self-defense, but they did not call an ambulance or law enforcement.

The investigating deputy said the victim told him McCarty had kicked her in the head.

When the suspects met with investigators after the assault, McCarty had blood on his steel-toed boots.

The victim had a mark in the middle of her forehead consistent with the tip of a boot.

McCarty's boots were seized as evidence. He is being held in the Schuyler County Jail.

Hill is in custody at the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.

 

 

COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN COLUMBIA

 

The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 2309 West Broadway, Broadway Apartments, at 3:43pm on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Initial reports indicated a fire on a third floor balcony of apartment 125.  First arriving units observed light fire and smoke coming from the balcony of apartment 125.  Crews were able to contain the fire to the balcony and quickly extinguish it.  
One dog in a crate was removed from the apartment unharmed.  There were no other occupants in the apartment.  
Fire investigators are on the scene performing a fire origin and cause investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.
Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call.  There were no reported injuries.

 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 19-20TH, 2019

 

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October 21, 2019

 

SUSPECT CHARGED IN WEEKEND COLUMBIA SHOOTING

Columbia Police report that a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a 13 year old boy Saturday night.  19 year old Cameron White is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action and is being held on $50,000 dollars bond.  Police say the shooting occurred in the 4400 block of Rice Road Saturday night.  The 13 year old victim suffered a serious gunshot wound and was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at a Columbia trauma center.  No further official details have been released. 

 

PALMYRA DRIVER KILLED – TWO INJURED – IN ROLLOVER CRASH

A Palmyra driver was killed and two passengers were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 61, just south of Palmyra, Saturday night.  42 year old Jamar White, of Palmyra, died in the accident, which occurred at around 7pm.  The patrol says he was changing lanes when his soutbound pickup ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top in the median.  White was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two passengers were ejected from the vehicle and were treated for injuries.  White’s 35 year old wife, Michelle White, of Palmyra, was seriously injured and taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.  43 year old Carrie Haskins, of Palmyra sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. 

 

GOLF CART ACCIDENT INJURES MEXICO WOMAN

A Mexico driver was treated for moderate injuries after a golf cart overturned on Audrain County Route ZZ, Saturday afternoon.  The Highway Patrol says 56 year old Cheryl Poindexter, of Mexico, was the driver of the northbound golf cart.  She lost control while traveling downhill and was ejected from the golf cart when it overturned.  Poindexter was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.  The patrol was assisted by the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

TWO HURT IN HOWARD COUNTY COLLISION

A Friday afternoon collision on Highway 5 in Howard County seriously injured a Boonville driver and left a Lamont, MO teenager with moderate injuries.  According to the highway patrol, the accident occurred just after 3pm at the intersection of Highway 5 and County Road 450.  The patrol says southbound vehicles driven by 18 year old Samuel Bello of Lamont and 29 year old Mia Burnes, of Fayette, had slowed for traffic when a southbound pickup, driven by 56 year old Clarence Howery, of Boonville, struck Bello’s car from behind, causing a chain-reaction collision.  Howery suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital for treatment.  Bello was treated for moderate injuries, also at University Hospital. 

 

TWO LIFE-FLIGHTED AND TWO OTHERS INJURED IN FRIDAY COLLISION

A Friday afternoon collision on US Highway 40, near Boonville, injured four occupants of the two vehicles…including serious injuries for a pair of Boonville residents.  It occurred just before 2pm Friday.  The patrol says an eastbound car, driven by 86 year old Carl Thomas, of Fulton, crossed the center line and struck a westbound car, driven by 40 year old Timothy Chamberlain, of Boonville, causing it to overturn several times.  Chamberlain and his passenger, 39 year old Sunny Allison of Boonville were both life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.  Thomas and his 85 year old wife, Mary, were both taken to University Hospital by ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries. 




October 18th, 2019

 

NOVINGER MAN FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER THREATENING TO KILL WOMAN

 

A northeast Missouri man is facing five felony charges after deputies say he took a rifle to the home of a woman he knows and threatened to kill her.

The domestic disturbance happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday at a home on Bethel Ridge Road west of Connelsville, Missouri.

Ethen Dimmitt, 25, of Novinger, now faces charges of Second-Degree Kidnapping, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Third-Degree Domestic Assault, First-Degree Burglary and Tampering with or Attempting to Tamper with a Victim in a Felony Prosecution.

Dimmitt is being held without bond in the Adair County jail because deputies say in court papers that he is a serious danger to the victim. They say this is the second time he has used a firearm to threaten her. The deputy says Dimmitt was arrested on June 9, 2019, for pointing a rifle at the woman’s head.

In this most recent incident, the Adair County Sheriff's Office was called to the residence just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday regarding a domestic disturbance that happened there earlier that morning.

The victim told investigators that Dimmitt had come into her home, forcefully woke her up and started yelling at her.

She said he had a long rifle and threatened to kill her.

She also told authorities he had forcefully taken her purse from her so she wouldn't have her car keys or her cell phone to call for help.

The woman eventually managed to escape from Dimmitt out a side door. She ran to a relative's home where they then called 911.

Court documents state that when law enforcement arrived, officers found Dimmitt in the victim's home lying on the living room couch.

Investigators said Dimmitt was visibly intoxicated. His eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred and repetitive, and he swayed when standing.

Court papers state that Dimmitt told officers he wanted to physically harm the victim because she wouldn't help him get a job.

The suspect was then arrested and taken to the Adair County Law Enforcement Center where he remains.

 

 

MISSING KIRKSVILLE TEEN FOUND

 

UPDATE: According to Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick, Stevie Lee Maize, 16, of Kirksville has been found and is safe. Maize was reported missing Tuesday.
Authorities would like to thank the public for helping to locate her. 

 

 

MISSING MAN FOUND IN WRECKED CAR

 

A 37-year-old Missouri man who had been missing for a week is hospitalized after being found in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine.

Lee's Summit police say a dirt bike rider found Ryan Linneman, of Lee's Summit, Wednesday evening in the wreckage along Interstate 470 in Kansas City.

Linneman was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Lee's Summit police spokesman Sgt. Chris Depue says he did not have an updated condition report Thursday.

Police asked the public for help finding Linneman after he was last seen driving his car on Oct. 9.

The Kansas City Star reports crash investigators determined Linneman's car ran off of Interstate 470 and went down a 50-foot incline. The vehicle landed in a gully that was obscured from the view of passing motorists.

 

 

MAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Columbia man is injured after an accident in Boone County early Thursday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 36 year old Joseph Hanson of Columbia was Northbound on Route Z at approximately 5:50 Thursday morning when he drove off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert, overturned several times, and struck a tree.  Hanson was taken by ambulance to Boone Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 16, 2019

 

10:46am, Officers out at Courthouse to take custody of subjects on warrants that needed to be processed….Brought to PD for processing….

 

11:05am, Officer out at Courthouse with paperwork….

 

12:47pm, Officer at PD to take statement from subject reference a fraud case….

 

2:01pm, Officer out assisting another agency in the 10 block of S. Washington Street….

 

2:29pm, Officer performing fingerprinting detail at the PD….

 

2:44pm, Officers out in 1100 block of Third Street on continuing investigation….

 

3:01pm, Officers checking report of impaired driver picking up child at Elementary School….Officer checked area and could not locate the suspected vehicle….

 

3:49pm, Subject in the PD to speak with Officer…..

 

4:46pm, Officers called to a residence in the 200 block of Garr Field Road in reference an out of control juvenile….contact made and report taken for juvenile authority….

 

4:47pm, Report of a C & I driver, possibly impaired, on S. Washington Street……Vehicle was halted and driver is OK…..

 

6:00pm, Report of an intoxicated driver leaving a business in the 600 block of W. Business 36…..Officers unable to locate the vehicle….

 

7:44pm, Report of a vehicle accident in the 500 block of N. Washington Street. A parked vehicle’s side mirror was struck by a passing vehicle….No injuries and report taken….

 

8:20pm, Report from another agency of a disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson…..Officers checked for the specific address that was given and determined it did not exist…..The reporting agency was re-contacted and advised they were unsure of address or if it was even in Chillicothe….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks…..

 

Chillicothe Police received 79 calls for service on 10/16/2019…..

 




October 17th, 2019

 

KIRKSVILLE TEEN MISSING

 

A Kirksville-area family reports a teenage girl is missing.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding Stevie Lee Maize, 16, of Kirksville.

Maize is described as 5'8" tall, weighing 116 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a small scar on her upper right cheek.

The sheriff's office said family members last spoke to Maize by phone on Monday.

She is not believed to be in danger, but family members are concerned for her well-being and would like to know where she is.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Maize is asked to call the Adair County Sheriff’s Office at (660) 665-4644.

 

 

MISSING ATLANTA WOMAN FOUND

 

UPDATE: Bridgette Orr, 20, of Atlanta, Missouri, has been found safe and sound.

According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, she was located around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Macon Public Library.

A spokesman did not know the circumstances surrounding how she was found.

 

 

PUBLIC HELP REQUESTED TO IDENTIFY VENDING MACHINE MONEY THEIVES

 

A local sheriff's office needs your help to identify a couple of men who stole money from pop machines in two northeast Missouri communities.

The two and their pickup truck were caught by surveillance cameras, but the images aren't very clear.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office said the crimes happened the week of September 23, 2019.

Investigators said that early that day the men broke into the pop machine at Callao City Hall and stole all the money out of it.

A city hall spokesman told KTVO Wednesday that the two picked the lock and left no signs of damage on the machine.

He said city officials didn't even know the machine had been broken into until later that day when the Pepsi man came to restock it and discovered that there was no cash or change inside.

The spokesman told us surveillance cameras revealed the same two men breaking into a pop machine in Bucklin, Missouri, a day or two after they struck in Callao.

Anyone who recognizes the men or the vehicle is asked to call the Macon County Sheriff’s Office (660) 385-2062.

 

 

MEXICO KITCHEN FIRE

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at approximately 7:07 PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1100 block of W Boulevard in reference to a kitchen fire.  Responding personnel found a fire contained in an oven.  The fire was extinguished and there was no damage to anything else in the home.  The house was equipped with several working smoke detectors and there were no injuries from the incident.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 16th, 2019

 

 

MAN INJURED IN LINN COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri man somehow managed to avoid serious injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle Monday evening.

The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. on Highway 36 in Linn County, Missouri.

Troopers report Robert Engelhard, 64, of Marceline, struck a deer in the roadway, causing him to crash.

Engelhard, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered only minor injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

 

 

TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

Two people are injured after a two vehicle accident in Caldwell County Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 18 year old Jessica Pendleton of Cameron and a vehicle driven by 35 year old Dustin Cope of Polo were both westbound on Missouri Highway 116 west of Francis Street in Polo at approximately 9:10 Monday morning when Cope’s vehicle stopped to turn into a business parking lot and was struck in the back by Pendleton’s vehicle causing Cope’s vehicle to fall into a ditch. Both drivers sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

 

 

MOBERLY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO IDENTITY THEFT

 

A Moberly man plead guilty to charges of aggravated identity theft in federal court.  Lawrence Warfel, 76, of Moberly plead guilty to illegally using his wife’s ID to access social security benefits from an ATM. His wife, Penny has been missing since September of 2017.  He allegedly took more than $9,000 between February and June of 2018.  Upon sentencing in January, he will either be sentenced to up to 2 years in prison or a fine of up to $250,000.  He is also facing charges in Randolph County of Financial Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person. 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 14TH, 2019

 

·         12:26am, A 20 year old subject turned himself in on an active arrest warrant for exceeding the posted speed limit. The male was processed at the Police Department, posted the required $200.00 cash only bond and was released pending a court appearance….

 

·         1:30am, Officers began an investigation of a stolen vehicle located in the 300 block of Elm Street in which the suspect had multiple felony warrants and was to be armed and dangerous. Subject attempted to flee on foot from Officers and Deputies but was captured and the stolen vehicle was recovered…The subject was also in possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia along with resisting arrest……Subject was transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of charges.….

 

·         6:42am, Officer received a report of theft in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street….A suspect has been identified and investigation continuing….

 

·         7:26am, Report of theft from an automobile in the 400 block of Samuel Street…..investigation continuing….

 

·         10:04am, Officer out in the 400 block of Washington Street on Public Relations detail….

 

·         10:07am, Officer out at Courthouse for paperwork……..

 

·         10:52am, Officers executing Search Warrant in the 1100 block of Third Street…..As result of investigation, two local residents have been arrested in connection to numerous thefts from vehicles within Chillicothe…Evidence was seized and prisoners processed at the PD and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of charges…..

 

·         10:56am, Report that traffic signal at Park Lane and Washington not cycling correctly……Light was observed and there is no problem…..Vehicles not pulling forward far enough to hit pressure activator….

 

·         11:02am, Reported theft from business in the 1000 block of Graves Street….Investigation continuing….

 

·         11:36am, Reported theft from business in the 1000 block of Graves Street….Investigation continuing….

 

·         12:07pm, Reported theft from a vehicle in the 1500 block of Vine Street….investigation continuing….

 

·         12:43pm, Complaint of dogs barking in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street….Owner contacted and advised of complaint….

 

·         12:54pm, Reported theft from vehicle in the 400 block of Calhoun Street…..investigation continuing….

 

·         2:29pm, Report of subject near Washington Street and Simpson Park that was contemplating self-harm….Subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for medical assistance….

 

·         3:18pm, Call to check well-being of resident on Jennifer Lane….Subject was OK….

 

·         3:44pm, Subject in PD to report a theft from a vehicle…..Report taken….

 

·         4:01pm, Reported domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay Street… one party had left before Officers arrival….Statements were taken and info. will be considered for prosecution…..

 

·         4:06pm, Reported theft from a room at local business in the 300 block of W. Business 36 Hwy…..Investigation continuing….

 

·         4:31pm, Subject in PD to pick up recovered property…..Items were returned…..

 

·         4:46, Complaint of barking dogs in the 1200 block of Polk Street….Owner contacted……

 

·         8:43pm, Reported disturbance at corner of Cherry and Clay Street…Two brothers having an argument….They went on their way….

 

·         9:58pm, Information on reported theft from a vehicle was received at the PD……investigation continuing….

 

·         Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

·         Chillicothe Police received 120 calls for service on 10/14/2019….

 




October 15th, 2019

 

 

ACCIDENT CLOSES ONE LANE OF KIRKSVILLE STREET

 

A two-vehicle accident reduced a Heartland road to one lane Monday morning.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. in Kirksville on West Potter Avenue, just west of the Baltimore Street intersection.

A silver Toyota Camry was rear-ended by a small blue Toyota convertible in the west bound lane of Potter Avenue.

When KTVO arrived, officers with the Kirksville Police Department were on the scene clearing glass from the roadway.

No injuries were reported, but both vehicles suffered damage and needed to be towed from the scene.

The street was cleared in under a hour.

 

 

UNDERAGE BOY ARRESTED AFTER THEFTS AT KIRKSVILLE HOMECOMING

 

An underage suspect was arrested after multiple reports of thefts from vehicles at Friday night’s Kirksville High School football game.

Kirksville police were notified around 8 p.m. that several people had reported items stolen from unlocked cars and trucks at Spainhower Field during KHS Homecoming events.

Stolen items included purses, wallets, purses, money and a cell phone.

During the investigation, several people told officers a firearm had also been taken from a vehicle.

Investigators were able to talk with the possible victim of the gun theft, and that person told officers there had been no weapon in the vehicle to begin with.

While investigating, a juvenile suspect was identified. The boy was later located and taken into custody without incident.

 

 

WOMAN INJURED IN CHARITON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Carrollton woman is injured after an accident in Chariton County Monday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 21 year old Makayla Bowen of Carrollton was westbound on U.S. Highway 24 three miles west of Keytesville at approximately 9:30 Monday morning when her vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, struck the ground and overturned.  Bowen was taken by ambulance to Fitzgibbons Hospital in Marshall for treatment of moderate injuries. 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 11TH-13TH

 

Friday, October 11th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST MAN FOR FIREARM POSSESSION

 

The Columbia Police Department served a search warrant at 2313 Parks Edge Place on Friday, Oct. 11 at approximately 10:45 a.m. The warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation involving burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Street Crimes Unit and the Forensic Evidence Team partnered to execute the search warrant. 

Henry Anthony Williams, 30, of Columbia, was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, burglary 2nd, stealing, and possession of a controlled substance. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 




October 14th, 2019

 

TRUMAN REC CENTER EVACUATED AFTER POWER SURGE

 

Kirksville authorities responded promptly to Truman State’s Student Recreation Center, and evacuated the building at around 6 p.m. Friday evening.
A power surge cut the lights and other electronics in the building for at least 15 minutes.
The building’s CO2 sensor also signaled to first responders, simultaneous with the outage.
The Kirksville Fire Department stated on scene the building was evacuated and placed on lock-down out of “an abundance of caution.”

 

THREE INJURED IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT


Three people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Linn County Friday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an SUV driven by 40 year old Nichole Rusow of Archie, Missouri was crossing Missouri Highway 5 from ramp to ramp at the junction with U.S. Highway 36 when she pulled into the path of a truck driven by 41 year old James Jordan of Marceline. Jordan's truck struck Rusow's SUV in the side. One of the passengers in Rusow's vehicle, a juvenile, suffered serious injuries. Two of Rusow's other passengers, 17 year old Hannah Rusow and 43 year old Angela Moss had minor injuries. Nichole Rusow and Jordan were not injured. All three injured parties were taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. The juvenile was then taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

 

MAN DEAD THREE INJURED IN COOPER COUNTY CRASH


A Bunceton, Missouri man is dead and four others are injured after a two vehicle accident in Cooper County Saturday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Haven Pennington of Prairie Home, Missouri was southbound on Route U just South of Walnut Drive at approximately 10:00 a.m. when her vehicle crossed the center line and into the path of a vehicle driven by 42 year old Michael Kendrick of Bunceton, Missouri. Her vehicle struck Kendrick's head on. Kendrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Pennington and two of Kendrick's passengers, 40 year old Melissa Kendrick and a 14 year old juvenile, suffered serious injuries. Another of Kendrick's passengers, a 7 year old juvenile, suffered moderate injuries. Melissa Kendrick and the two juveniles were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Pennington was taken by MU AirCare to University Hospital in Columbia.




October 11th, 2019

 

Underage Boy Steals Car in Kirksville

 

An underage boy who is too young to even get a driver’s license is accused of stealing a car from the Kirksville area.

It happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday at Kirksville Auto Auction on Potter Trail just west of the city limits.

A witness who has an auto repair business right next door told KTVO it all happened really fast.

He heard tires spinning on gravel, and then the stolen car came crashing through a gate that was locked with a chain and padlock.

The suspect took off going west at a high rate of speed.

Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said the suspect is approximately 13 or 14 years old and had been staying in the Kirksville area.

The sheriff's office was able to find the juvenile after the car broke down on Pure Air Trail a few miles southwest of Novinger.

Residents who live in that area saw the boy walking and reported to deputies where they had seen the suspect along the gravel road not far from the broken-down car.

He was arrested and taken to the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville.

The stolen car received some front-end damage from impacting the gate at the auto auction facility.

Todd Morton from Kirksville Auto Auction told KTVO he knew the suspect would not get too far because the car had a bad motor.

 

 

Man Injured in Shelby County Accident

 

A Bowling Green man is injured after an accident in Shelby County early Thursday morning. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Dillon Burbridge of Bowling Green was eastbound on U.S. Highway 36 just west of Shelbina at approximately 12:15 a.m. Thursday when he fell asleep.  His vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a cement culvert.  Burbridge suffered minor injuries in the accident.  He was taken by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

 

 

Man Injured in Boone County Accident

 

A Madison, Missouri man is injured after a two vehicle accident in Boone County Thursday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a truck driven by 47 year old Daniel Moutray of Madison was southbound on U.S. Highway 63 at approximately 8:21 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle driven by 19 year old Hailey Wolfe of Sturgeon began to merge onto U.S. 63 from Highway CC.  Moutray did not see Wolfe’s vehicle and his truck struck it in the rear. Both vehicles traveled off the left side of the road and came to rest in the median.  Moutray sustained minor injuries in the accident and was transported by personal vehicle to University Hospital in Columbia. 

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 9th, 2019

 

1:03am, Officer checked a residence near Broken Arrow and Country Club after observing an open door…..Resident was contacted and everything OK….

 

2:44am, Officer assisted a Livingston County Deputy in checking three suspicious subjects in the 600 block of S. Washington Street……All OK….

 

8:52am, Officers checked on reported suspicious acting subjects in the 700 block of Elm Street…..Subjects checked OK…..

 

8:58am, Another report of suspicious acting subject, this time in the 400 block of Locust Street……Same person as before……Subject OK….

 

9:12am, Subject in PD with complaint about dog loose in the 1300 block of Dorney Drive….Officer contacted owner of dog and advised them of the ordinance….

 

10:00am, Reported theft from a vehicle that was parked in the 400 block of Polk Street…..

 

10:01am, Bicycle reported as stolen from the back yard of a residence in the 700 block of Broadway……

 

10:14am, Officers responded to a reported stranded motorist at Clay and Woodward…..Vehicle was gone on Officers arrival….

 

10:20am, Officers performed traffic control assistance for MoDot crew repairing signal at Jackson and Washington Street…..

 

10:22am, Officer assisted another agency with investigation in the 100 block of Brunswick Street….

 

10:46am, Officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Maple Street in reference to a disturbance….Determined to be verbal between family members…..one member left the premises and no arrests were made….

 

11:20am, Officer out in the 600 block of Webster Street on an investigation….

 

11:40am, Officer performed a funeral escort for local business…..

 

11:59am, Officer out in the 1100 block of Cooper Street on an investigation….

 

12:09pm, Report of property damage at St. Paul and E. Herriman Streets....Situation to be handled between themselves….

 

1:20pm, Officers out at Public Defenders Office for meeting….

 

1:47pm, Officer performed a prisoner extradition from Clay County-Liberty for subject arrested on municipal warrant…..

 

2:30pm, Officer performed a funeral escort for a local business….

 

3:41pm, Officer out at Chillicothe Truck Repair to deliver paperwork….

 

4:10pm, Officer spoke with subject reference questions on civil issue…..No report…

 

4:42pm, Report of subject acting strangely at Clay Street Park…..Subject was contacted and left the park going to their nearby residence…no report….

 

8:11pm, Officer spoke with local resident that reported someone’s vehicle had been parked on their property and abandoned,….They were advised that they could have the vehicle towed since it was on their property…..

 

9:47pm, Officers responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Borden that was reported to have an open door……Officers met property owner at the location and everything OK…..

 

11:14pm, Report of suspicious vehicle in the 10 block of Brunswick Street…..Officers unable to locate the vehicle at the time…..Another call about same vehicle at weight scales behind Business….Officers located truck but unable to locate anyone at scene….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 116 calls for service on 10/09/2019…..

 

 

 




October 10th, 2019

 

Teen Injured in Sullivan County Accident

 

A northeast Missouri teen is recovering after an early morning crash.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Missouri Highway 6 and Route Z, seven miles west of Milan.

Troopers say Braedin Reynolds, 19, of Milan, was traveling eastbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and down an embankment.

The car then crossed over Route Z going airborne and overturned down another embankment.

Reynolds was transported by ambulance to Sullivan County Hospital in Milan for treatment of minor injuries.

Troopers add he was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

 

 

Burglary at Mexico Business

 

On Monday, October 7, 2019, at approximately 9:07AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of S Clark Street in reference to a burglary of a business that occurred over the weekend.  Investigation indicates that on Sunday, October 6, 2019, after 4:00AM, two people wearing hooded sweatshirts used a piece of concrete to break a window of the business and steal some money

Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or call Mexico Public Safety at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.

 

 

Centralia Police Officer Charged with Sex Crimes

 

Clint Baer, 41, of Centralia, Missouri, was charged in a federal complaint with using interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the complaint, Clint Baer is employed as a police officer with the Centralia Police Department located in Centralia, Missouri.

In March 2019, Baer contacted an individual he believed was the mother of a 14-year-old girl through the social networking site FetLife.  Baer contacted the individual he believed was the mother of the 14-year-old girl. In reality, Baer was speaking with an undercover FBI agent.

Over the course of months, Baer exchanged sexually detailed and explicit text messages and phone calls, via FetLife and Kik messenger, with the undercover agent.  In Baer’s sexually explicit messages, he expressed his desire to engage in sexual activity with the 14-year old girl as well as the mother.

On October 1, 2019, Baer contacted the undercover agent, believing he was speaking with the mother of the 14-year-old girl, and set up a time and location to have sexual activity with the mother of the child and the 14-year-old girl.  On October 7, 2019, Baer travelled from Centralia, Missouri, to Wentzville, Missouri, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with both.  Baer was arrested in Wentzville.  Baer is currently in federal custody.   

Charges set forth in the Complaint are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Saint Charles Police Department are investigating this case. 

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 8th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




October 9th, 2019

 

 

Kirksville Structure Fire

 

Just around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a structure fire was reported on Hazel Green Way, northeast of Kirksville.

Upon arriving on scene, smoke was billowing out from the structure's roof and entrance.

Thick smoke obstructed part of the building, so damage was unknown at arrival.

Crews from the Adair County Rural Fire Department, the La Plata Fire and Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance District were all on scene.

According to Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick,  the structure may have been a metal working shop.

This was based on reports of welding materials and possible tanks of acetylene inside the structure.

No injuries were reported

 

 

Man Dead after Ray County Accident

 

A Chillicothe man is dead after an accident in Ray County Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol,  a truck driven by 32 year old Theodore Bromann was Southbound on Missouri Highway 13 just east of 116th street in Ray County.  At approximately 2 p-m Monday, he attempted to pass another vehicle and crossed the center line into the path of a motorcycle driven by 63 year old Jerry Kissick of Chillicothe.  Bromann overcorrected, traveled off the right side of the roadway, began to slide, returned to the roadway and back into the path of Kissick’s motorcycle.  Kissick’s Motorcycle struck the back of Bromann’s truck.  Kissick was taken to Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond where he was pronounced dead.  Bromann was uninjured.

 

 

Three Arrested after Warrants Served in Moberly

 

Three people were taken into custody in Moberly Tuesday after drug warrants were served.  According to the North Missouri Drug Taskforce, the taskforce, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, and the Moberly Police served several narcotics search warrants at the 1300 block of Watson Street in Moberly.  During the search, officers reported finding syringes that tested positive for methamphetamine along with baggies of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.  Two females and a male were taken into custody.  Their names have not been released at this time.

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for October 8th, 2019

 

1:48am, Officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of Mechanic Street where the resident believed someone was trying to get in their house…….Officers searched area and were unable to locate anyone…..

 

9:03am, Officers performed firearms training at the firing range….

 

9:12am, Officer out at the Courthouse for Court duties….

 

9:19am, Subject at the PD to provide information on a previous case……

 

9:43am, Officer out in the 900 block of Webster Street reference taking information on an incident of assault…..

 

10:03am, Officer out at Edgewood and Springhill St. reference an investigation…..

 

10:14am, Officer spoke with out of town resident that was reporting being harassed by a local resident……Subject referred to their local law enforcement for report…..

 

10:54am, Officer received information of dogs chasing a subject while they were on a bicycle in the area of Jackson and Easton Streets….Information was relayed to Animal Control….

 

11:32am, Officer requested to a property in the 400 block of Webster St. to the possible discovery of illegal drugs in a residence…..Item was determined to not be contraband….

 

11:45am, Subject at the PD to report a possible fraud…..it was determined to be a civil issue and advised to contact attorney….

 

2:12pm, Subject in the PD to speak with Officer in reference to an investigation….

 

2:33pm, Parking complaint the 700 block of Locust Street…..Subject was contacted and is moving vehicle….

 

3:20pm, Complaint of dogs running loose in the area of Third and Ashley and trying to attack other dogs…..Dogs owner contacted and advised ordinance violation….

 

4:20pm, Report from resident in the 400 block of Webster that a subject is there that is refusing to leave……Determined to be a civil issue over tenancy……..They were advised civil remedy…..

 

4:35pm, Officer on duty with a special assignment…..

 

4:48pm, Officer at PD reference to a subject turning themselves in on an active warrant …..The subject was processed and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail….

 

6:41pm, Officer out in the 200 block of Herriman Street collecting some evidence from previous incident….

 

6:54pm, Officer spoke with a subject that had made a transaction with a subject and the subject hadn’t followed through with the agreement……They were referred to contact an attorney for the civil violation….

 

6:57pm, Report of smoke in the area of Jackson and Locust Streets….Determined to be visual effects for a photo session….

 

7:10pm, Report of suspicious activity near Webster and Cherry Streets……Determined to be a subject that was upset and crying….no report….

 

10:23pm, Officers assisted Emergency Services with medical call in the 100 block of N. Herriford St…….

 

Numerous traffic stops, continuing investigations and building security checks….

 

Chillicothe Police received 155 calls for service on 10/07/2019….

 

 




October 8th, 2019

 

Victims Identified in Downing Shooting

 

Court documents reveal that confrontational conversations on social media appear to be what led up to a deadly shooting in Downing, Missouri, on Friday.

One man was fatally shot, and a woman was shot in the leg around 5:30 p.m. at a home at 302 East Bard Street in Downing.

Takoda Reese, 20, of Downing, is charged with First-Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action and First-Degree Assault.

The names of the two victims have now been released

According to Schuyler County Sheriff Joe Wuebker, the man who was shot to death was Kolton Wyatt Baker, 26, of Downing.

The woman who was shot in the leg was Tiffany Triplet, 24, of Kirksville. She was taken to a Columbia hospital where she was listed in fair condition as of late Monday morning.

Baker died of his injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control is assisting the sheriff's office with the investigation.

Troopers say in court documents that Reese went to Baker's home Friday and fatally shot Baker with a 9 mm handgun and wounded Triplet with the same weapon.

Authorities said that during an interview with investigators following the shooting, Reese admitted to having numerous confrontational conversations with Baker via social media throughout the day on Friday.

Troopers said Reese admitted he was angry as a result of those conversations.

Investigators state in court papers that the suspect told them, "He got the best of me and made me mad."

The highway patrol said evidence obtained by investigators led them to believe that Reese deliberated about his actions before going to Baker's residence on Friday.

Reese is being held on $500,000 bond.

An autopsy on Baker's body is scheduled for Tuesday.

 

 

Man Dead after Accident in Columbia

 

A Moberly man is dead after an accident in Columbia Saturday.

According to the Columbia Police Department, a vehicle driven by 44 year old Michael Bousquet of Columbia was stopped on the south side of Business Loop 70 on Seventh Street at approximately 11:40 a.m Saturday.  As his vehicle traveled north across Business Loop 70, it was struck by a Motorcycle driven by 48 year old Tracy Page of Moberly.  Page was then ejected from his vehicle.  Page was taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.  Bousquet was not injured.

 

 

Kirksville Man Refuses to Leave Home During Fire

 

A Kirksville man is being questioned by law enforcement after a fire was set beneath his home.

Authorities were called to the scene at Woodland Village Mobile Home Court in the 1700 block of North Centennial Street around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Police communications revealed that a man was aware his home was on fire, yet he refused to leave. The Kirksville Police Department told KTVO the man had intentionally set the fire, and arson charges are a likely possibility.

After a brief struggle, the man was taken into police custody for questioning.

Any criminal charges are pending a full investigation. His name is not being released at this time.

The Kirksville Fire Department said the fire caused only minor exterior damage to the single wide mobile home.

 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary for Weekend of October 5-6

 

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October 7th, 2019

 

Woman Injured in Randolph County Accident

 

A Macon woman is recovering after a Saturday night crash involving a deer.
The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 63, two miles north of Moberly.
April Hall, 36, of Macon, was traveling northbound on 63 when she struck a deer in the roadway.
As a result, Hall suffered minor injuries.
She was transported by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.
According to the Highway Patrol, Hall was wearing a seatbelt during the time of the crash and her vehicle suffered moderate damage.
With deer mating season in full swing, drivers should be more aware of deer.
According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, deer mating season lasts until the end of November.


Two Injured in Putnam County Crash

An afternoon crash on Saturday in Putnam County leaves two people injured.
The incident happened on Route N in rural Putnam County, 2.5 miles north of Livonia around 2 p.m.
Lori Bell, 49, of Canton, Missouri was traveling northbound on Route N when her pickup truck ran off the left side of the road and hit a road sign.
As a result, the truck overturned on its top.
Bell and her passenger, Robert Hovendon, 52, also of Canton were injured in the crash.
Bell and Hovendon were both transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for serious and moderate injuries.
According to the Highway Patrol, Hovendon was wearing a seat belt, however Bell was not.


Public Help Requested in Kirksville Theft Investigation

Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect at the center of a local theft investigation.
The Kirksville Police Department released three surveillance photos on Friday of a man who stole a purse from an employee at Northeast Regional Medical Center.
Investigators said the suspect later used the victim's debit and credit cards to buy items at a Kirksville retailer.
Based on the photos, the suspect appears to be a black man wearing a dark-colored cap, blue pants and a gray T-shirt with black trim.
He was carrying a blue backpack at the time of the crime.
No further information about the suspect or his vehicle is known at this time
Photos can be found at ktvo.com If you recognize the person in the pictures, or have any information, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945 or Adair County Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621.


Man Injured in Chariton County Accident

 

A Callao man is injured after an accident in Chariton County Friday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Marshall Stanbaugh of Callao was southbound on Missouri Highway 5 at the north edge of Forest Green at approximately 12:45 Friday afternoon when his vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Stanbaugh was moderately injured in the accident and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident investigation was assisted by the Chariton County Sheriff's Department, Salisbury first responders and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Woman Injured in Boone County Crash

 

A Columbia woman is injured after an accident in Boone County Saturday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 37 year old Kristin Steitz was attempting to merge onto westbound Interstate 70 just past mile marker 133 in Boone County at approximately 2:55 Saturday afternoon when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway, hit a delineator post and overturned. Steitz suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. She was not wearing a seatbelt.




 

 

 




October 4th  ,   2019

 

Chillicothe Police Summary 

 

 

 

Evacuation at Kraft Heinz plant in Kirksville

 

A hazmat situation at Kirksville's Kraft Heinz plant late Wednesday night prompted the evacuation of all non-essential personnel.

Plant officials called the Kirksville Fire Department just before 11:30 p.m. to report an anhydrous ammonia leak inside the building.

KFD responded with one engine and its hazmat trailer.

According to Assistant Fire Chief David Rigdon, his personnel were there on standby in case their services were needed.

He said Kraft Heinz crews handled the situation without needing the fire department's help.

Rigdon said the anhydrous ammonia leak was contained to the area of the plant where it happened.

Crews then ventilated the plant.

Employees arriving to work overnight and early Thursday morning were turned away until the situation was resolved.

The fire department was on the scene for almost four-and-a-half hours.

Rigdon said he was not aware of any injuries associated with the incident.

 

 

Threat Made at William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville

 

Local law enforcement is investigating after a threat was made at Kirksville's William Matthew Middle School Thursday morning.

According to Kirksville School District Superintendent Robert Webb, the threat originated on the social media platform Snapchat.

He said the "snap" or the message, was sent to roughly 40 to 50 students.

A student that saw the threat was able to screenshot the message on her phone, and shared it with school district officials.

School personnel then alerted the Kirksville Police Department.

Webb said that the Snapchat that was sent indicated that school was closed and that some sort of gun violence was going to occur.

A Facebook post by school officials said:

“There was a threat made regarding the middle school this morning. The police were immediately involved. They have investigated and deemed the threat not credible. Law enforcement and the District do not believe there is any risk to students and staff. Additional information will be provided if necessary. Please rely on official district communication channels for updates to help us reduce misinformation. Thank you for helping us keep our schools safe."

Webb also said that the student involved will face consequences.

However, at this time, he did not specify the severity of those consequences as discussions between school officials, law enforcement and the parents of the student are ongoing.

 

 

Woman Injured in Linn County Accident

 

A Marceline woman is injured after an accident on U.S. Highway 36 at Missouri Highway 5 Thursday afternoon. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21 year old Darien Bloomfield of Marceline was attempting to merge onto U.S. 36 Westbound and her vehicle struck the side of a freightliner driven by 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska. Bloomfield suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital.  Frenzel was not injured.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Linn County Ambulance, Marceline Fire Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

 

Columbia Man Arrested After Shots Fired

 

A Columbia man is facing several charges after shots were fired Wednesday night in Columbia.  Columbia police responded to the corner of Rice Road and Boyd Lane around 7 p.m. Wednesday. According to the Columbia Police, they found shell casings and broken glass but no victims, suspects or vehicles.  Police received descriptions for two vehicles from witnesses at the scene and responded to the 3600 block of Chestnut Street approximately 30 minutes later after a report of a wounded person. They found one of the vehicles at the scene and tracked down the other nearby. Police then arrested 21 year old Terrell Marquise Lawrence and charged him with assault, domestic assault, armed criminal action, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and property damage.

 

 

Two People Injured in Howard County Accident

 

A Blackburn, Missouri woman and a Windsor, Missouri man were injured in an accident in Howard County early Thursday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, 30 year old Amy Huber of Blackburn was traveling eastbound on Route P east of County Road 459 in Howard County.  The Patrol says her vehicle was traveling too fast for the conditions and she failed to negotiate a turn causing her vehicle to travel off the left side of the road and strike a fence and a ditch.  Both Blackburn and her passenger 24 year old Zechariah Johnson of Windsor suffered moderate injuries in the accident. Both were taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. 


October 2nd, 2019

Woman Injured in Schuyler County Accident

A northeast Missouri woman was injured overnight in a vehicle crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Colleen Klingsmith, 49, of Unionville, Mo., was driving on Highway 63, three miles north of Lancaster, Mo., when her vehicle struck a trash can that was in the roadway. Klingsmith's vehicle then traveled off the left side of the road, struck a fence and then a barn. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Klingsmith suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Schuyler County ambulance to Davis County Hospital. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash by the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office and the Schuyler County Fire Department.

NEMO Drive Thru Flu Clinics

Despite passing rain showers Wednesday afternoon, a number of northeast Missouri residents turned out to get a head start on beating this year's flu season.

Drive-thru flu vaccination clinics were held at numerous locations across the area.

The idea behind the clinics was to help members of the community stay healthy at the start of the new flu season, all while being able to stay in the comfort of their own vehicle.

The clinic came at no cost to participants.

The events, put on by the Adair County Health Department, were held in conjunction with Randolph and Schuyler counties as a multi-county emergency preparedness exercise to help officials train in case of a real emergency, all while providing the flu shot to the community.

There is also a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon hosted by the Macon County Health Department on the east side of the park in LaPlata.

 

Grand River Bridge Out of Service

 

Norfolk Southern’s train service between Moberly and Kansas City has been suspended due to the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick being out of service.  The Bridge was struck by debris following heavy rains Tuesday.  Norfolk Southern says there is no estimate as to when the bridge will be back in service.  Norfolk Southern is currently working with their partners to detour freight traffic around the bridge and any customers should expect delays of up to 72 hours.

 

 

U.S. 65 Closed Again Due to Flooding

Flooding has once again closed U.S Route 65 from U.S. Route 24 in Carrollton across the Missouri River to Waverly. MoDOT is urging everyone to closely monitor conditions in their area and never enter a water-covered roadway or drive around barricades. Just a few inches of flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. In addition, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, creating unsafe conditions for motorists. For the most up-to-date information on this flooding event, visit: modot.org and click on the traveler information map

 

Pershing Boyhood Home Informational Meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational meeting about General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building at 900 Ausmus St., Laclede. Representatives from the sites will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the sites and their operations. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the parks and historic sites, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site is located at 1050 Charles J. Becker Drive in Imperial. For more information about the public information meeting or about other events at the sites, call 660-963-2525. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Chillicothe Police Summary October 1st, 2019

·         1:07am, Officers responded to the 300 block of Woodrow Street in reference dogs barking….Officers unable to make contact with residents… Notice left for residents….

·         4:59am, Officers received a report of possible child abuse that occurred in the 500 block of St. Louis…..Investigation led to arrest of 26 year old male parent who was transported to PD, processed and transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail pending filing of  charges….

 

 

 




October 2nd, 2019

 

Callao Man Seriously Injured in Macon County Accident

A Callao man is seriously injured after a two vehicle accident in Macon County Monday Afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49 year old Langdon Stanley of Callao was northbound on Missouri Highway 3 about 3 miles north of Callao when he lost control of his SUV, crossed the center line and struck a grain truck driven by 24 year old Dylan Liebhart of New Cambria head on. Stanley’s vehicle then traveled off the west side of the road and struck a fence.  Stanley was seriously injured in the accident and taken by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Liebhart was not injured.  Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.  The accident investigation was assisted by the Macon County Ambulance, Callao Fire Department, first responders, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

Chillicothe Police Summary September 30th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Unionville Drug Arrest

 

 A convicted northeast Missouri felon with prior drug arrests is once again in trouble with the law after a state trooper found him sleeping in his truck in a convenience store parking lot. Jacob Ryan Wolfe, 26, of Unionville, Missouri, is now facing two felony charges: Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. According to court documents, just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a trooper noticed Wolfe's pickup truck parked in the Casey's General Store parking lot in Unionville for an extended period of time. During his investigation, the trooper learned Wolfe had been sleeping in the truck for over an hour. He then approached the pickup to do a well-being check on Wolfe. Wolfe woke up after the officer knocked on the door several times. The trooper said Wolfe appeared to be under the influence of drugs and could not stay awake for any period of time. The suspect refused a blood draw. Investigators found three baggies of methamphetamine in Wolfe's pocket, a handgun under the driver's seat and drug paraphernalia. Wolfe is being held in the Putnam County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

 

Kirksville Hy-Vee No Longer Open 24 hours.

Starting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Kirksville Hy-Vee will no longer be opened 24 hours. The store will be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Kirksville Hy-Vee Store director Scott Johnson said "By closing overnight, it allows us to reallocate those resources that we use in terms of staff overnight to times of day that better served with more customers in the store. So really, it's just reallocating of hours," Johnson wants to reiterate that they are not making any changes to the staff, they are just changing their focus to ensure during high traffic periods, they are fully employed and meet the needs of their loyal customers.  Finally, there may still be some employees at the store during 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. but, they are only doing some overnight stocking and production duties. Once again, these changes will come into effect starting October 1.

 

 

 




October 1st, 2019


Columbia Pawn Shop Thieves Arrested


Authorities say two men have been arrested after 66 guns were stolen from a Columbia pawnshop. Twenty-year-old Alexander Michael Mears was charged Friday with five counts of second-degree burglary, while 26-year-old Tyler Hilderman was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree burglary. No attorney is listed for either of them in online court records. Bond is set at $30,000 for Hilderman and $25,000 for Mears. The Columbia Missourian reports that charging documents say Hilderman admitted his involvement in the Sept. 16 heist from Tiger Pawn during an interview with police. Police say "multiple stolen firearms" have been recovered, although exact numbers weren't provided. The pawnshop robbery was among three gun heists this summer in Columbia. A sporting goods store also was robbed twice, with a total of 39 firearms taken.


Highway Patrol Arrests

A number of arrests were made by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Monday.  28 year old Steven Eravi of Moberly was arrested at around 2 o’clock Monday morning in Randolph County and charged with driving while intoxicated as a prior offender and speeding.  26 year old Jacob Wolfe of Unionville was arrested at around 1:21 Monday morning in Putnam County and charged with several felonies including delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail on a 24 hour hold. 

 

Chillicothe Police Summary

 

Sunday, September 29th