LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
ADAIR COUNTY WRECK
A Brashear driver sustained moderate injuries in a roll-over wreck yesterday afternoon at 4:45 pm. The patrol said 53 yea old Hannah M. Komerous was westbound on Route 6, 4 miles west of Brasher when her vehicle went off the road and overturned. She was taken by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.
MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT
A two vehicle incident in Monroe County resulted in minor injuries for an 18 year old Monroe City driver. The patrol said 18 year old Stephen R. Pfanner of Monroe City was northbound on Route EE, 4 miles southwest of Monroe City at 5 o’clock yesterday when his vehicle met an unknown southbound vehicle and struck mirrors causing a laceration on Pfanner’s arm. No other information was available.
TWO VEHICLE COLLISION IN KIRKSVILLE
KTVO.com reports A two-vehicle crash in Kirksville Thursday afternoon sent one person to the hospital. It happened just before 3:30 p.m. on North Baltimore Street just north of Kirksville Motor Company and involved an SUV and a pickup truck. Kirksville police told KTVO at the scene the preliminary investigation revealed a southbound SUV collided with an oncoming pickup. Sgt. Matt Kellison said it appears the SUV crossed the center line, causing the crash. Both vehicles received extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. One person from the pickup was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. Traffic was reduced to one lane until the wreckage was cleared. The Adair County Sheriff's Office assisted with traffic control.
CLARK COUNTY MAIN BEHIND BARS ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Adam Christopher Tucker, 33, of Wyaconda, Missouri yesterday. KTVO.com reports that on June 26, 2018, authorities applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Tucker. The arrest warrant was issued by the 1st Judicial Circuit Court of Clark County. Listed on the arrest warrant are the following felonies: First-Degree Rape or Attempted Rape, Two Aggravated Sexual Offenses, which are unclassified felonies, First-Degree Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy, Armed Criminal Action, an unclassified felony, Unlawful Use of Weapon, a Class E felony, and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, a Class D felony. During a traffic stop on the night of July 17, 2018, Tucker was arrested without incident by police in Hamilton, Illinois. They were assisted by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. Tucker was transported to the Hancock County Detention Center and later waived extradition. On July 18, 2018, he was transported to the Clark County Detention by Clark County deputies and is being held on $100,000 cash-only bond.
TRAGEDY NEAR BRANSON - 11 DEAD AFTER POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTOIN CAPSIZES
A total of 11 people have now been confirmed dead near Branson and Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says seven people have been hospitalized and five others are still missing. Stormy weather is believed to be what caused the Ride the Ducks boat to capsize Thursday night at Table Rock Lake.. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Lindenberg says the agency issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Branson area Thursday evening. He says winds reached speeds of more than 60 mph. An Investigation Team with the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive this (FRI) morning.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
MOBERLY MAN RECEIVED MODERATE INJURIES IN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRECK
The highway patrol reports a Moberly man sustained moderate injuries in a one car accident on Route EE, ½ a mile east of US 63. Shortly before 11 o’clock last (WED) night, an eastbound vehicle driven by 30 year old Tyler R. Dowling ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a sign. Dowling was transported by Randolph County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Hospital for treatment. The patrol was assisted by Moberly Police as well as an additional trooper.
PUTNAM COUNTY TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING
A wreck involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer resulted in minor injuries at 11 AM Wednesday morning in Putnam County. The patrols aid 37 year old Brad Oberreuter of Norway, IA was westbound on US 135, six miles east of Unionville when his pickup crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer unit operated by 55 year old James R. Sly of Fairfax, MO. The pickup travelled over the right side of the roadway following impact. Oberreuter was treated for minor injuries at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville.
MINOR INJURIES REPORTED TO PASSENGER IN MERCER COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT
A 13 year old boy from Spickard was taken to a local hospital for treatment following an accident involving an ATV on private property, east of U.S. 65, approximately ½ mile south of Princeton shortly before noon Wednesday. The highway patrol said 11 year old Tyler E. Coffman of Princeton was going westbound, up a hill in a pasture when the ATV struck a bump. That’s when the foot of 13 year old Cody L. Estes of Spickard, the passenger, slipped off the foot peg and went under the left rear tire resulting in Estes being pulled off the ATV by the tire. Coffman brought the ATV to a controlled stop. Estes was transported by Mercer county Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment of minor injuries.
BOONE COUNTY WRECK ON ROUTE B
A two car collision occurred at Route B and Oakland Church Road in Boone County at 2:15 Wednesday afternoon. 46 year old Becky M. Bradshaw of Columbia was entering the roadway and failed to yield to another vehicle driven by 32 year old Erin M. Maynard of Columbia which ended up striking the Bradshaw auto. Bradshaw had moderate injuries and was transported bo University of Missouri Hospital by University EMS.
AUDRAIN COUNTY TWO CAR COLLISSION
Both drivers were injuries in a two vehicle collision in Audrain County at 5:45 pm Wednesday. The patrol said 37 year old Delisa L. Camp of Mexico crossed over US 54 and into the path of another auto operated by 36 year old Jeremie J. Pine of Jefferson City resulting in the Pine vehicle striking the Camp pickup in the side. Both drivers were transported by EMS to SSM St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain. Camp had minor injuries while Pine’s injuries were moderate.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:37 am, Mexico Department Public Safety was called to the Mexico Memorial Airport in reference to a grass fire. On arrival, it was discovered that while mowing around the runway area, the lawn mower malfunctioned and caught fire. The driver attempted to get back across the field spreading fire. The lawn mower incurred extensive damage. A large portion of grass around the runway was burned. Everything was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries from the fire.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE NEWS SUMMARY
The Chillicothe Police Department provided the following information …
Sunday, July 15th.
At approximately 12:11 a.m., Officers arrested Misty Lynn Riley on four active arrest warrants out of Trenton, for traffic offenses and one active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for a traffic offense in the 10 block of Jackson St. Riley was unable to post bond and was transported by Chillicothe Officers to Trenton.
At approximately 1:32 a.m., Officers removed a raccoon from a trap in the 1100 block of Bryan St.
At approximately 9:04 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the 100 block of Herriman St. A vehicle crashed into a utility pole and left the scene prior to Officers arrival. The investigation is on-going.
At approximately 12:24 p.m., Officers checked on a vehicle at N. Washington St. and Fairway Dr. The operator was removing scrap from the street.
At approximately 2:04 p.m., Officers conducted a well being check in the 1600 block of Hickory Dr. The person was found to be okay.
At approximately 2:23 p.m., Officers checked on a parking violation in the 10 block of Eleventh St. The owner was contacted and the vehicle moved.
At approximately 3:48 p.m., Officers were dispatched to creaking and snapping noises coming from a residence in the 400 block of Clay St. Officers discovered the roof was starting to collapse so the residence was evacuated without incident.
At approximately 4:51 p.m., Officers extradited Dustin Ugene Holtzclaw from St. Joseph on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe. He was transported by Chillicothe Officers to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
At approximately 7:05 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Frederick St.
At approximately 8:04 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a suicidal person in the 1400 block of Bryan St. The person was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.
At approximately 8:18 p.m., Officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of Vine St. The investigation is on-going.
At approximately 8:09 p.m., Officers were dispatched to suspicious activity and possible drug use in the 1000 block of Polk St. The investigation is on-going.
At approximately 8:21 p.m., Officers were dispatched to an illegal burn in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. The resident, Ronald Gene Dryer, was issued a citation for illegally burning and the fire was extinguished by the Chillicothe Fire Department.
At approximately 8:34 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a carless driver in the area of Elm St. and Clay St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
At approximately 9:36 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Third St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made. The parties agreed to separate for the night.
Monday, July 16th.
At approximately 1:58 p.m., Officers responded to a business alarm in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. It was a false alarm.
At approximately 2:43 p.m., Officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with executing an active arrest warrant in the 400 block of Williams St.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., Officers conducted a funeral escort.
At approximately 3:20 p.m., Officers spoke with a citizen in reference to civil issues in the 1600 block of Maple St.
At approximately 3:26 p.m., Officers took a report of harassment. The investigation is on-going.
At approximately 3:52 p.m., Officers made contact with a pedestrian in the area of N. Washington St. and Park Ln. Officers discovered the person ran out of gas. The person was given a courtesy ride to a local gas station. Officers assisted the person with getting a fuel can and putting gas in their vehicle. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Officers discovered there was a small child in the vehicle also. Officers and EMS provided some money for gas and water.
At approximately 5:25 p.m., Officers contacted an unlicensed juvenile driving a motorized scooter in the area of Ridgecrest St. and Meadow Lane Dr. Officers advised the juvenile of the need to have a driver’s license to operate a motorized vehicle on the roadways.
At approximately 5:40 p.m., Officers checked on an illegally parked motor vehicle in the 500 block of Grandview Ave. The owner was notified and the vehicle moved.
At approximately 6:39 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a smoke alarm sounding in the 1700 block of Morningside Dr. Officers contacted the resident and discovered they had burned food and there was no emergency.
At approximately 6:52 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Springhill Rd. Officers arrested Charles Richard Smith, III, for burglary 1st degree, assault 3rd degree, peace disturbance and trespassing 2nd degree. Smith was processed at the Police Department. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
At approximately 7:49 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large tearing up trash in the 100 block of Hickory St. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
At approximately 11:17 p.m., Officers contacted juveniles in the street in the 400 block of Cherry St. Officers advised them of the dangers and to stay out of the street.
Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 71 calls for service on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.
Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 102 calls for service on Monday, July 16th, 2018.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY WRECK
Two people from Neosho, MO were injured in a one vehicle crash in Daviess County in the Northbound lane if I-35, five miles north of Cameron just before 4 o’clock Tuesday. The patrol said 63 year old Gary R. Richards lost control and this vehicle ran off the east side of the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle then came to rest facing north. Richards had serious injuries and was transported by Daviess County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital. A Passenger, 60 year old Janell W. Miller had minor injuries and was transported by Cameron Ambulance to Liberty Hospital.
AUDRAIN COUNTY SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Martinsburg, MO man sustained injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Audrain County at 5pm yesterday (TUES). The patrol said 72 year old William H. Aulber was westbound on County Road 716 at County Road 717. The crash occurred when the Aulbur vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, became airborne across another roadway and overturned. The driver had moderate injuries and was transported by Ambulance to SSM Health in Mexico.
EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-70 IN CALLAWAY COUNTY
The patrol said a one vehicle crash on westbound I-70 in Callaway County near the 143 mile marker sent a House Springs, MO driver to the hospital. 51 year old Maria L. Marberry was was behind the wheel when her vehicles travelled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. Marberry had minor injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.
HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST REPORT FOR LOCAL AREA
Troup B of the Highway Patrol arrested a Brookfield, MO man on drug charges at 8:55 PM Tuesday night. The patrol reports 23 year old Kyle J. Dorrell was charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana as a prior offender, possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender and speeding. He was taken to the Brookfield PD and was later released. A Maywood MO teenager was arrested by Troup H of the Highway Patrol in Livingston County at 11:44 PM Tuesday night. 18 year old Dylan J. O’Brien was picked up for Driving while revoked & no proof of insurance. He was also wanted on a Boone County warrant for FTA non-moving traffic violation. And Troup A took a Polo man into custody and placed him on a 24 hour hold at the Ray County Jail pending filing of formal charges. 42 year old Jason E. Tidwell was charged with Felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. In addition Tidwell had two outstanding warrants. One misdemeanor Clay County Warrant and a misdemeanor Ray County warrant for no seatbelt. He was arrested shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday night.
CALLAWAY COUNTY MANS BODY LOCATED
This past weekend it was revealed that Callaway County Authorities were searching for a man reported missing over the weekend. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a death investigation was being conducted in the1900 block of County Road 228. Late in the day, a volunteer searcher found a body on land owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Sheriff’s office has now confirmed that the body was identified as that of 74 year old Jerry Kinman of Millersburg who was last seen Friday night before going for a walk in an area known as Little Dixie lake. Later Kinman contacted family members saying there was some type of medical emergency, but the calls kept dropping. Various law enforcement agencies, family, friends and numerous other volunteers haven been searching for Kinman since
NEBRASKA MURDER SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TROY
An Iowa man and a woman from Missouri were arrested at a Wal-Mart store in Troy, MO. 29 year old Raymond Davis of Des Moines, Iowa, and Krystal Martin, age 20 of Hawk Point are jailed without bond, awaiting extradition to Nebraska. The Troy Police department said they were contacted by Belevue, Nebraska Police on June 30th. In addition, while both suspects were arrested on June 30th, it wasn’t released until this week.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH IN KIRKSVILLE
KTVO.com is reporting Two people were sent to the hospital after a Monday afternoon crash in Kirksville. That crash happened at the intersection of Osteopathy and Scott streets near Northeast Regional Medical Center. Emergency personnel responded to the scene just after1:00p.m. According to Kirksville police, two vehicles were involved. An elderly woman and her passenger were trapped in a vehicle that suffered extensive damage to the driver's side. The two were transported to the hospital for treatment. The other driver involved in the incident was not injured. Due to conflicting reports from a witness and the uninjured driver, the cause of this crash remains under investigation. Officers are waiting to speak with the two women recovering in the hospital.
SHOOTING INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION
This past Saturday night at 9:12 PM the Mexico Department Public Safety was called to Tyron Lue Blvd in Mexico regarding a gunshot. According to the report, officers found a juvenile who had received an apparent gunshot to his right leg. He was transported to SSM Audrain Hospital where he was treated and released. Officials with the Mexico Department of Public Safety said no other information was available or than the investigation is continuing.
I-70 BRIDGE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPAIR
Weather permitting, this Wednesday and Thursday, July 18th & 19th , Interstate-70 Westbound in Montgomery County will have the driving lane closed for bridge deck repair at the Loutre River Bridge, located west of Danville, back to the Missouri Route 161 interchange. The work will be performed at night beginning at 8:00 p.m. on July 18th and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. on July 19th. If needed to complete the work, the lane will then close again at 8:00 p.m. on July 19th and reopen at 5:30 a.m. on July 20th. The truck parking area will also be closed during these times. The MoDOT Area Engineer said “This bridge deck is deteriorating and needing repairs. This project will help extend the life of the bridge, until its replacement next year,” he added. Concrete Strategies LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded the contract in the amount of $294,750. Changeable message boards will be used to notify motorists of future traffic impacts. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). All information for this project can be found on our website at http://www.modot.org
WORK CONTINUES ON HIGHWAY 36 THRUOUGH CAMERON
The resurfacing project through Cameron started yesterday (MON) and brings with it some one-day ramp and access closures. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Herzog Contracting Corporation to complete the U.S. Route 36 resurfacing project which stretches from Grindstone Creek to just east of the Caldwell County line. Crews will mill off the old surface and then add two lifts of new asphalt through this area. For safety and to mitigate the impact to motorists, the project will be completed in two stages. The first stage will stretch from Grindstone Creek to just past the U.S. Route 69 ramps. The second stage will begin where the first stage ended and continue east to just past the county line. Below is the planned scheduled of milling, resurfacing, and ramp closures for the next two weeks. This work will take place during daylight hours and closures could be in place as early as 6 a.m. Crews will do their best to close ramps and access points only as long as necessary and open them as soon as it is safe to do so. As with all projects, the work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled:
The second stage of the project could begin as early as July 30. It will start where the first stage ended and continue to just past the Caldwell County line. This stage will include the repaving of the Interstate 35 ramps. The work during this second stage will be conducted as nighttime operations and will require the closure of the I-35 ramps. The closure of each ramp will last approximately one day. This second stage will take at least two weeks to complete. During both stages, traffic control and message boards will be in place alerting motorists of the work and planned ramp closures. One lane of U.S. Route 36 in each direction will remain open throughout the project. All work is weather permitting/ For more information on this or other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest
VAN METER STATE PARK TO HOST SCAVENGER HUNT COMPETITION
Van Meter State Park will host a park-wide scavenger hunt team competition 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 21. Participants are invited to assemble a team, grab a cellphone or camera and search the park for all kinds of natural items. The first team to find and take a photo with each item will win a prize. This event is free and open to the public. Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles North of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/14/2018 …
9:06 AM, Officer provided funeral escort for local funeral home.
10:37 AM, Officer received a parking complaint in the 500 block of Samuel. Officer contacted vehicle owner and issue was resolved.
11:12 AM, Officers responded to the 400 block of Orchard regarding an illegal burn. Officer contacted resident and was advised of burn ban. Fire was extinguished.
11:59 AM, Officers was contacted by subject asking questions regarding fraud.
1:22 PM, Officers called to the 10 block of 11th Street for parking complaint. Officer reported vehicles were parked legally.
2:47 PM, Officers contacted regarding child custody issues. Officer answered the subject questions.
5:05 PM, Officers arrested Kelsey Kirkpatrick for possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop in the 1400 block of North Washington Street.
5:37 PM, Officers contacted subject who wanted to harm himself in Simpson Park. Officer transported subject to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
5:52 PM, Officer conducted a well-being check of a resident in the 900 block of Adam Drive. The subject was found to be safe.
6:42 PM, Officer transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail had no transport officer.
8:45 PM, Officers contacted resident in the 1400 block of Trenton Road and advised the resident of the burn ban. The resident extinguished the fire.
Officers conducted 12 traffic enforcement stops resulting in 6 citations for various traffic violations.
The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on Saturday, July 14th, 2018.
Chillicothe PD reports the following calls & other activities for 07/13/2018 …
12:04 AM, Officer contacted subject in a local park. Officer advised subject of park hours.
1:03 AM, Officer conducted a pedestrian check in the 600 block of Webster. Subject was leaving a local business.
1:04 AM, Officers contact subjects at a local business. Subjects were moving items into the business.
1:10 AM, Officer conducted pedestrian check of subject in the 700 block of Webster. Subject was walking home from being at a local business.
1:24 AM, Officer conducted a pedestrian check in the 300 block of Elm Street. The subject was walking home from a local business.
1:32 AM, Officer received noise complaint in the 300 block of Edgerton. No noise violation was located.
1:41 AM, Officer conducted a business check in the 100 block of Vine Street after seeing subject inside the business. Subjects were owners of the business.
3:01 AM, Officers responded to as business in the 600 block of West Business 36 for a customer that did not pay his bill in totality. Officer located the customer a short time later and customer responded to business to complete the sale.
8:48 AM, Officers arrested Jessa Hobbs in the 2700 block of North Washington on a Livingston County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Hobb as transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
10:14 AM, Subject came into the police department regarding fraud. Officers advised subject to contact his local bank.
10:29 AM, Officers arrested Dustin Holtzclaw in the 600 block of Webster Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for DWI and Leavening the scene of an accident.
10:59 AM, Officers responded to trespassing report in the 300 block of Wise Street. Officer contacted subject and subject left the premises.
11:47 AM, Officer received animal complaint in the 1400 block of McVey. Officer contacted owner and complaint was resolved.
1:41 PM, Officers assisted a motorist in the 700 block of Washington Street.
6:41 PM, Officers responded to the 200 block of East Herriman Street to a report of burglary and property damage. Resident noticed damage to a door but nothing missing from the residence.
6:46 PM, Officer conducted residence check in the 400 block of Webster. The residence was found to be safe.
7:09 PM, Officer received animal complaint in the 800 block of West Business 36. Complaint had resolved itself prior to officer arrival.
8:24 PM, Officers assisted a subject in the 600 block of Business 36 by transporting the subject to a local hotel.
Officers conducted numerous business checks, pedestrian checks, and 7 traffic enforcement stops resulting in 4 citations.
The Chillicothe Police Department received 122 calls for service on Friday, July 13th, 2018.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
SHELBYVILLE MAN HURT IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT
US Route 37, seven miles west of Hannibal in Marion County was the scene of a two vehicle wreck in that resulted in Moderate injuries for a Shelbyville driver. The patrol said 46 year old Melvin E. Hoover of Shelbyville was eastbound when his vehicle struck another east bound vehicle driven by 38 year old Anthony C. Hummel of Quincy, IL from behind. Hummel was not injured. Hoover was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal for treatment.
TWO INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE STRUCK DEER
Two Trenton residents were hurt when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a deer in the roadway on Route V, 4 miles north of Laredo in Grundy county at 8:10 Saturday night. The patrol said 63 year old James L. Ellis was northbound and upon impact the motorcycle overturned and slid off the east side of the roadway and ejected both riders. They came to rest off the east side of the roadway beside the wrecked motorcycle. Ellis had moderate injuries and was transported by Grundy County Ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. His passenger, 62 year old Connie S. Ellis had serous injuries and was transported by Life Flight Eagle. The patrol said the passengers helmet became dislodged upon striking the ground.
MENDON DRIVER IN CHARITON COUNTY WRECK
A Mendon woman sustained minor injuries when her southbound vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, through a fence and struck a tree. The patrol said that accident happened at 2:30 Sunday morning in Chariton County on MO Route 5, one mile north of Mike. 49 year old Lori M. Mauzey was treated at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. She was also charged with driving while intoxicated and not wearing a seat belt.
CLARENCE TEENAGER IN SHELBY COUNTY WRECK
A Clarence driver, 18 year old Destiny C. Newberry received minor injuries in a wreck in Shelby County on Highway 151, 4 miles south of her hometown. The patrol said the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected several times, went off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch. That accident occurred Saturday morning at 10:50 AM. Newb erry was transported ot Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.
BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING FOR JULY 13TH, 2018
Brookfield PD report a number of incidents in this report …
Identity Theft/Fraud - On June 25 at 1208 hrs., officers took a report of identity theft. The reporting party stated that they received two invoices for unpaid electric bills from two separate properties. The reporting party stated that they didn’t own the properties that were being serviced and that they never authorized anyone to set up service in their name. The investigation is ongoing as additional documentation is being collected.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked & Drug Arrest - On June 26 at 2054 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on the US 36 eastbound on ramp. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Dale McKenney, 24 of Brookfield, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. At 2056 hrs., McKenney was placed under arrest for driving while suspended/revoked. During a search of McKenney, incident to arrest, officers recovered a cellophane wrapper containing a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. Officers then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, officers recovered several cut straws, and glass trays with a white powder residue. The residue would field-test negative for both cocaine and methamphetamine. McKenney stated that he believed the residue to be Vicodin. At 2157 hrs., McKenney was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. McKenney was released at 2227hrs. Pending formal charges as the items recovered from the vehicle will be sent to the MSHP laboratory for analysis.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On June 28 at 0020 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Dake and Lincoln Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Cindy Braley, 44 of Brookfield, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Braley was arrested at 0035 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Braley was released at 0111 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On June 28 at 0251 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Main and East Park Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Thomas Coons, 26 of Brookfield, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Coons was arrested and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Coons was released at 0323 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On June 28 at 0558 hrs., officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle/person on Stanbury Industrial Drive. Officers located the vehicle on West Helm Street near South Pennsylvania Avenue and initiated a traffic stop. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Mike Bragg, 68 of Marceline, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Bragg was arrested at 0605 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Bragg was released at 0638 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
Theft/Stealing - On June 28 at 1352 hrs., officers arrested Michelle Hunter, 48 of Brookfield, in the 200 block of East Canal Street as a result of a theft investigation that began on June 13. Hunter was accused of stealing a collectible quarter collection. Hunter was released at 1415 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Stealing/Larceny.
Burglary - On June 28 at 1938 hrs., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Harrison Street for a report of a burglary. The reporting party, who is house-sitting, stated that when they came home at approximately 1930 hrs., they noticed damage to the front door. Officers observed and documented the damage as it was consistent with forced entry. At the time, the reporting party didn’t believe anything to be missing from the residence but later stated that a box fan was missing from a bedroom. Later, at 2155 hrs., the reporting party notified officers that a neighbor, identified as Kristin Hess, 44 of Brookfield, admitted to breaking into the residence. At 0104 hrs., officers made contact with Hess at her residence. Hess admitted to breaking into the residence for the purpose of running an extension cord to her residence. Hess stated that she believed she had permission to do so. Hess was placed under arrest. Statements were collected from both the reporting party and Hess. The Linn County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted and officers were advised to release Hess and forward the report to the Prosecutor’s Office for the consideration of charges.
Warrant Arrest - On June 29 at 0625 hrs., officers arrested Lendell Terrell, 34 of Brookfield, in the 400 block of South Main Street on an outstanding no-bond Probation/Parole warrant issued out of Seward County, Kansas. The original charge was Possession of Methamphetamine. Terrell was held for extradition to Seward County Kansas.
Warrant Arrest - On June 29 at 1340 hrs., officers arrested Katlyn Fainter, 20 of Brookfield, in the 300 block of Burnham Street an outstanding Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. Fainter was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Fainter was later transported to the Macon County Jail to be held without bond.
Warrant Arrest - On June 29, at 1714 hrs., officers arrested Dale McKenney, 24 of Brookfield, in the 600 block of Elliott Street on an outstanding Linn County warrant for Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Display Valid Plates. McKenney was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. McKenney was released at 1808 hrs. after posting the $1,000.00 cash/surety bond.
Theft/Stealing - On June 30 at 1805 hrs., officers responded to a business in the 900 block of Park Circle Drive for a report of stealing. Asset Protection advised that upon entering the business on June 24, they observed a suspect from a theft that occurred on June 23. Asset Protection reviewed surveillance video and observed the suspect remove a Monster brand audio/video cable from its packaging and conceal the cable on his person before leaving the store. The cable is valued at $19.97. The suspect appears to be the same suspect who removed a Bushnell flashlight from its packaging and exited the business on June 23. The investigation is ongoing.
Vehicle Crash - On June 30 at 2206 hrs., officers responded to the intersection of East Locking and South Main Streets for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Charles Izard, 19 of Brookfield was traveling southbound on South Main Street in a 2003 Toyota Camry. Steven Gelski, 55 of Linneus, was traveling northbound on South Main Street in a 2002 Buick LeSabre. Gelski attempted to make a left turn into a business when the Buick was struck on the passenger side by the Toyota. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Gelski was issued a Municipal Court summons for Failure to Yield Right of Way.
Warrant Arrest - On July 2 at 2004 hrs., officers arrested Jonathan Robison, 28 of Brookfield, in the 400 block of South Main Street on an outstanding Livingston County Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. Robison was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. At 2110 hrs., Robison was transported to Livingston County to be held without bond.
Burglary - On July 3 at 1428 hrs., officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Grant Street for a report of a delayed burglary. The reporting party stated that they had several items missing from a detached garage behind the residence. The reporting party stated that four Porter Cable brand power drills and a Central Pneumatic nail/staple gun were taken. The reporting party stated that they last saw the missing items on June 25. The reporting party valued the tools at $225.00. The investigation is ongoing.
Warrant Arrest - On July 4 at 0903 hrs., officers arrested Veronica Gerdes, 36 of Trenton, in the 100 block of West Brooks Street on an outstanding Chariton County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Stealing and Tampering With a Motor Vehicle. Gerdes was later released to the Chariton County Sheriff’s office in lieu of posting the $5,000.00 cash-only bond.
Vehicle Crash - On July 5 at 1017 hrs., officers responded to the intersection of West Wood Street and North Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Theresa Reece, 20 of Brookfield, was traveling westbound on West Wood Street in a 1999 Mercury Sable when the Mercury was struck on the driver’s side by a 2013 Chevrolet pickup driven by Shawn Clark, 41 of Brookfield. The Mercury sustained moderate damage while the Chevrolet sustained minor damage. Clark was issued a Municipal Court summons for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.
Judicial Order Arrest - On July 6 at 0945 hrs., officers arrested Jessica Coons, 30 of Brookfield, in the 100 block of West Brooks Street on a Judicial Order. Coons was placed in a temporary holding cell pending transport to the Macon County Jail.
Warrant Arrest - On July 6 at 1525 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Main and Brooks Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, identified as Kelly Lairmore, 41 of Brookfield, had an outstanding warrant out of Pettis County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Non-support. Lairmore was arrested at 1536 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Lairmore was released at 2001 hrs. after posting the $500.00 cash-only bond.
Burglary - On July 6 at 2251 hrs., officers took a report of a burglary that occurred in the 300 block of Thompson Street. The reporting party stated that while out of town, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and removed a Panasonic DVD player with a ‘Daddy’s Home II’ DVD inside and an unknown amount of prescription pills. There was no sign of forced entry into the residence. The reporting party valued the losses at $40.00. The investigation is ongoing.
No Valid Operator’s License - On July 7 at 2105 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on westbound US 36. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Jalohn Law, 21 of Leavenworth, Kansas didn’t have a valid operator’s license. Law was arrested at 2117 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Law was released at 2156 hrs. with Associate Court summonses for No Valid Operator’s License and Exceeding the Posted Speed (11-15 MPH)
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN AUDRAIN COUNTY
Three people died in a head on wreck on US 54, 2 miles south of Laddonia around 2:00 yesterday (THURS) afternoon. The patrol said 24 year old Kierra T. Glispie of Justice, IL was eastbound and was passing an eastbound tractor trailer when her car struck a westbound vehicle driven by 75 year old Douglas W. Turner of Licking, MO head-on. That impact then pushed the Turner vehicle into the tractor-trailer unit that Gilispie had attempted to pass. The 18-wheeler was driven by 50 year old Roby E. Sharp of Liberty, IL. Turner, and a passenger, 72 year old Helen J. Turner of Licking, MO were both killed in the pile up and were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Giispie auto, 18 year old Kyreoin Glispie also died as a result of the wreck and he was pronounced dead at the Mexico hospital. Kierra Glispie had serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia. The patrols major crash investigative unit was called in to help and the Audrain County Sheriff’s office also provided assistance. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
CARROLL COUNTY ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES
A passenger received minor injuries in a two car collision on US 65 northbound, north of County Road 150 in Carroll County at 11:30 yesterday (THURS) morning. The patrol said the crash occurred as a northbound vehicle driven by 28 year old Levi S. O’Neal of Carrollton was stopped in the roadway to make a left hand turn. Another northbound vehicle driven by 53 year old Melissa A. Sheetz of Carrollton attempted to slow down. but struck the O’Neal vehicle from behind. 12 year old Faith Burnet of Carrolton was a passenger in the Sheetz auto and received minor injuries but refused treatment on scene.
FIVE PEOPLE TREATED AFTER MACON COUNTY WRECK AT INTERSECTION
The patrol said a total of 4 people were taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment and one was treated at the scene of a wreck in Macon County just before 9am at the Highway 63 Junction at Excello. 56 year old Harry G. Rhodes of Macon was westbound and failed to yield and struck the drivers side of a southbound vehicle driven by 50 year old Vickie S. Thompson of Callao. Thompson had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. All the others were passengers in the Thompson auto including 30 yuear old Crystal M. Toumbs, 8 year old Vickie S. Thompson and two infants, Kaizlynn Cline and Kenleigh Cline. They also had minor injuries and were treated at the Macon Hospital.
CLARENCE DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT
An 18 yea rold Clarence, MO resident received minor injuries when her vehicle travelled off the side of Highway 151, 4 miles south of Clarence at 10:50 Thursday morning. Brennah N. Collins received minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
MARION COUNTY COLLISION RESULTS IN INJURIES
Three people were injured at 3:42 Thursday in a collision in Marion County at the West Quincy bottoms. The patrol said 86 year old Albert F. Emerick of Quincy pulled out from the Aryco parking lot into the path of a vehicle driven by 71 year old Michael E. Metcalf of Palmyra who was westbound on US Highway 24. Emerick received moderate injuries and was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. A passenger in the Emerick auto, his wife, 87 year old Darlene I Emerick sustained minor injuries and was transported by Ambulance to Blessing Hospital. Metcalf also had minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Blessing Hospital.
ATLANTA MO DRIVER ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY
An Atlanta , MO man found himself in the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour pending the filing of formal charges early this morning. The Highway Patrol arrested 23 year old Vincent L. Elrod for DWI, 1st Offense, Driving while Suspended, Possession of Plates belonging to another and No insurance. According to the arrest report he was taken into custody at 12:24 am this (FRI) morning.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
PUTNAM COUNTY HOSPITAL AUDIT RELEASED
State Auditor Nicole Galloway Wednesday issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes.
"Our audit revealed a billing scheme that we now know extends well beyond Putnam County Memorial Hospital and could impact healthcare costs for all of us," Auditor Galloway said. "I'm pleased to see that action has been taken to end this questionable activity in Putnam County. The citizens that rely on this hospital deserve legitimate solutions that ensure the ongoing availability of acute care."
The 2017 audit uncovered a billing scheme in which Putnam County Memorial Hospital billed insurance companies for lab services conducted across the country. The questionable activity began in September 2016, after the Putnam County Hospital Board hired David Byrns and his company, Hospital Partners, Inc., to take over day-to-day management of the hospital.
The follow-up report revealed the board terminated the management agreement with Hospital Partners, Inc. as of February 2018. The board continued to pay a company affiliated with Hospital Partners, Inc. for billing services, and paid at least 10 other labs for billing and lab management fees through April 2018. More than $20 million went to these companies and their affiliates between July 2017 and the termination of the billing agreement.
The 2017 audit also found the hospital was paying the salaries of 33 employees from around the country to conduct lab work. These "employees" were removed from the hospital payroll in October 2017. The board is working with legal counsel to review these payments and determine whether any money can be recovered.
"This scheme was presented as a way to address the financial condition of the hospital, but today, the revenues and the cash balance of Putnam County Memorial Hospital remain the same as before the hospital started serving as a shell company for these billings," Auditor Galloway said. "The board is working to prioritize responsible oversight of hospital operations and continues to search for a long-term solution, but faces a lot of unknowns."
Putnam County Memorial Hospital remains in poor financial condition. The board is working to increase revenues through legitimate lab activity, which includes processing lab specimens for a small hospital in Arkansas. The hospital does not bill insurers directly, but generates revenue through billing the other hospital for services rendered. The board is working with a consulting firm to review finances and management options, and expressed interest in offering substance abuse services to address an ongoing need in the area.
After the audit, the board obtained legal representation to ensure adequate review of future contracts. A long-term hospital employee is now serving as the CEO to ensure proper oversight of management activities.
A copy of the progress report is available online here.
PRINCETON DRIVER INJURED IN WRECK
A Princeton received moderate injuries in a Harrison County Wreck at 9:30 yesterday (WED) morning. The patrol said 45 year old Glen W. Allen of Princeton became unconscious as he was east bound on US 136 at State Route T, approximately 5 miles east of Bethany. The Allen vehicle travelled off the south side of the roadway and struck two additional vehicles. His auto then struck a curb, a road sign, and became airborne. The vehicle then hit the ground, struck a second sign, and travelled over East 250th Ane into a corn field, finally coming to rest on its wheels facing east off the south side of the road. Allen was transported to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany for treatment. No other injuries were reported as the other two vehicles were parked at the time.
QUINCY MAN STRUCK WHILE WORKING IN CARROLL COUNTY
The highway patrol took a report from a Quincy man who claims he was struck by the mirror of a trash truck . According to the report, 43 year old Jason T. Dull was working near the shoulder of US 65 in Carroll County at 1 o’clock (Wednesday) afternoon approximately 654 feet south of the ramp. Dull said he was struck by the passenger side mirror of the garbage truck as it traveled s outhbound onto US 65 from the ramp. No information is known about the garbage truck such as the owner, drivre and the like. Dull went to Ray County Memoiral Hospital
MARION COUNTY TWO CAR PILE UP
Traffic along US Highway 61, 3 miles south east of Palmyra was affected by a two vehicle wreck shortly after 4 pm yesterday (THURS) afternoon. The patrol said 65 year old Marion G. Wilson was northbound as was 53 year old Mary E. Schueler of O’Fallon when the O’Fallon auto struck the Schueler vehicle from behind causing it to travel off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned multiple times. Wilson sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Blessing Hospital in Quincy by Marion County Ambulance. Schueler had minor injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital b Marion County Ambulance. Assistance was provided at the scene by an additional trooper, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Marion County Ambulance and the Palmyra Fire Department.
DRUG ARRESTS IN SCHUYLER COUNTY
The patrol reports three drug related arrests last (WED) night around 7:45 pm. 37 year old Echo N. Miller of Queen City was charged with felony possession of Methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Clark County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges. Two other people were also arrested at the same time. 46 year old Dennis L. Collis of Queen City was charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia as was 47 year old Sharon R. Dickow of Kirksville. She also received a speeding ticket and a summons for not wearing a seat belt. Both Dickow and Collis were ticketed and released.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY
July 9th Calls
12:29AM, Officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail did not have a transport available.
3:42 AM, Officers checked a residence in the 300 block of Jackson Street, 600 block of Missouri, 300 block of Edgerton, and the 200 block of Herriman for a stolen vehicle at the request of Caldwell County. The stolen vehicle was not located at the addresses.
4:07 AM, Officers assisted a cleaning crew with securing a business in the 500 block of West Business 36.
11:01 AM, Officers assisted a subject with child custody questions.
11:56 AM, Officers checked a residence near Commercial and Montgomery for suspicious activity. The residence was found to be secure.
3:04 PM, Officers assisted a subject with questions regarding harassment.
3:46 PM, Officers responded to the 300 block of Mansur Street to a report of trespassing.
5:01 PM, Officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street whereon driver left the scene.
6:41 PM, Officers spoke with a landlord and a tenant about harassment.
6:45 PM, Officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy on a traffic stop at 3rd and Walnut Street.
7:52 PM, Officers spoke with subject in the 1000 block of Graves Street regarding an assault that took place earlier in the week.
9:19 PM, an injured dog was brought to the police department. Officers assisted animal control in taking the injured animal to the shelter for treatment.
11:09 PM, Officers arrested Jordan Wells in the 100 block of North Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for violation of bond conditions on an original charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with physical injury. Bond was set at $10,000.00 cash only which Wells was unable to post. Wells was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
11:45 PM, Officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail did not have a transport available.
The Chillicothe Police Department received 111 calls for service on Monday, July 9th, 2018.
MACON POLICE MAKE SEVERAL DRUG ARRESTS & MORE
This past Friday, July 6th Macon Police Officers arrested a 28-year old man on drug-related charges after a traffic stop. A Macon Police Officer made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Rollins and Missouri Streets for exceeding the posted speed limit. As a result, police seized items of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. The male subject was taken into custody and later transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Zachary P. Martin of Callao for possession of controlled substance (meth) with bond set at $10,000.00 cash only. Martin remains in custody at this time. The next day, Saturday July 7th, Macon Police Officers made enforcement contact with a vehicle occupied by a female with outstanding warrants. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Missouri and South Rollins Streets but it did not yield to the officer until much further South on US Highway 63 near Kentucky Place. Upon making enforcement contact, the female driver told officers there was a bag containing methamphetamine under the driver seat of the vehicle. Police located and seized approximately 171 grams of methamphetamine, a glass meth pipe with residue, individual plastic baggies, marijuana, a digital scale, a schedule IV controlled substance identified as Diazepam, and other items. The female suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail where she was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Brandi J. Harvey, 31 of Macon for trafficking drugs, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only. Harvey remains in custody at this time. While that traffic stop was being conducted an oncoming vehicle was traveling South on the shoulder line of the right side of the roadway and traveling toward the officer and the initial vehicle which he had stopped. The officer had to step closer to the stopped vehicle to avoid being struck by the oncoming vehicle, identified as a Chevrolet Tahoe. The officer reported this vehicle traveled past the traffic stop numerous times in a careless manner before finally traveling North on Highway 63. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted to assist and did locate the vehicle. As a result, police arrested a 43-year old male of New Cambria and placed the man on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police then applied for and obtained a warrant for Michael B.
McKim for assault 2nd degree on law enforcement officer, resisting/interfering with a felony arrest, careless driving and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle with bond set at $20,000.00 cash only. McKim remains in custody at this time. Also on Saturday, July 7th, police responded to a report of domestic assault occurring in the 200 block of South Rollins Street. It was reported that a male suspect assaulted a female victim with closed fists and made threats to kill the female. The male suspect also locked the female in the residence and would not allow her to exit. She then reportedly did exit the residence and went for help. Police later located the suspect in the 200 block of South Rollins and placed him under arrest. The male suspect, a 50-year old male of Macon, was then taken to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Police applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Douglas R. Toms for felony domestic assault in the third degree and felonious restraint with bond set at $25,000.00 cash only. Toms remains in custody at this time.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MARION COUNTY
Two people were ejected from the motorcycle they were riding when the driver lost control and the bike went off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The patrol said the accident happened at 8:30 Monday night on Marion County Road 418, east of County Road 421, just west of Hannibal. 32 year old James A. Garner of Hannibal was the driver and 17 year old Haley J. Hamlin of Palmyra was a passenger. Both had moderate injuries and were transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment.
CARROLLTON WOMAN INJURED IN CRASH
24 year old Julia M. Eaves of Carrollton received moderate injures when her vehicle experienced a malfunction and the vehicle went off the roadway and vaulted over a culvert before coming to rest. That accident occurred during the noon hour on Tuesday on Route D, ½ mile south of County Road 240 and the driver was transported by ambulance to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment.
SALINE COUNTY CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL
Two Slater residents were life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries in a two vehicle wreck on County Road 260 at Thompson Lane in Saline County at 3:35 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 46 year old Christopher M. Stockman of Slater was driving struck an
18 wheel tractor trailer unit at the intersection. Both vehicles travelled off the road and struck the ground. The 18 wheeler came to rest in a field while the Stockman pickup continued sliding out of control before coming to rest in a field. Stockman and a passenger, 20 year old John M. Stockman of Slater both had moderate injuries and were flown from the scene for treatment. The semi driver, 67 year old Michael L. Keibel of Marshall had minor injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon hospital in Marshall for treatment.
NEW ALERT SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR GRUNDY COUNTY RESIDENTS
Grundy County residents have a new way to be notified of emergency information as well as other important news. The Grundy County Emergency Alert portal is a partnership between Grundy County, the City of Trenton, and the Grundy County Health Department. The alert system includes all addresses located within the borders of Grundy County and is designed to alert citizens of Grundy County, Missouri about local emergencies and other important community news. This system enables City and County officials to quickly send critical information in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, boil orders, unexpected road closures, missing persons, or neighborhood evacuations. The portal, located at http://www.grundymoalert.com will allow users to sign up and receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. This is not a replacement to traditional notification sources such as Storm Sirens, your local radio & TV stations, cable systems, the Emergency Alert System and others, but is an additional way to be notified and kept up to date should conditions warrant. Anyone with questions can contact Grundy County Emergency Management at 660 359 4040 x2250
ZERO HERO NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY
Continued efforts of individuals and organizations across the state have helped reduce fatalities on Missouri roads. Every two years, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety recognizes those at the statewide Highway Safety and Traffic Conference. This year, the conference theme is “Zero Heroes,” and many will be recognized for their life-saving efforts. To nominate a Zero Hero for either a statewide award or a regional award, you’ll find a link to the nomination material on our station website where you can simply click the Nominate A Zero Hero Today link. Statewide, individuals and organizations can be recognized with the Arrive Alive Award, Tempe Humphrey Award, Lay Down the Law Award, Safety-Neer (Engineering) Award, and the Show-Me-Safety Award. Regionally, there are two awards - the Arrive Alive Award and the Show-Me-Safety Award. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
FIRE CONTINUES TO BE MAJOR CONCERN DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS
Grundy County Emergency Management encouraging extra care with outdoor activities. The prolonged dry conditions are leading to an increased threat for natural cover fires. The severe drought that a large portion of the area is now experiencing has lead to many natural grasses going dormant, this leads to an increased risk for fires. Anyone who is conducting outdoor burning is strongly urged to use extreme care, have a readily available supply of water and do not leave fires unattended. Those working with outdoor equipment should use care and take steps to reduce Sparks that may ignite dry and dormant grasses. Anyone with questions may contact Grundy County Emergency Management at 660 359 4040 x2250
MACON TRUCKER INVOLVED IN WRECK IN ST> CHARLES COUNTY
A truck driver from Macon escaped injury in a St. Charles county wreck in the Southbound Lane of US 61 at North Point Prairie Road at 1:25 Monday afternoon. The patrol said 48 year old Vincent Fraley of Macon was in the left hand lane southbound in a tractor trailer unit. Another vehicle driven by 81 year old Charles L. De Witt of Troy was stopped in a crossover turn lane waiting for vehicles to pass and attempted to make the turn and travelled into the path of the Fraley tractor trailer. Two passengers in the DeWitt vehicle, 54 year old Diane M. De Witt of Bradenton, FL and 54 year old Denise M. Jordan of Troy, MO had serious injuries. Both were taken to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital, Lake St. Louis by St. Charles County Ambulance District. Diane De Witt was later flown by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.
WOMAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER TWO VEHICLE WRECK
A Callaway County wreck resulted in injuries for a Auxvasse driver. The patrol said the crash occurred on Route HH at County Road 230 at 10:35 Monday morning when a northbound vehicle driven by 34 year old Reanna M. Pitts of Fulton crossed the center line and struck a southbound auto driven by 73 year old Marilyn G. Loutzenhiser of Auxvasse head on. Loutzenhiser had moderate injuries and was transported to University Hospital for treatment.
CAR HITS PEDISTRIAN LAST WEEK IN MEXCIO
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, at approximately 5:08PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the intersection of Clark and Jackson in reference to a pedestrian being hit by a car. Responding personnel determined that James C Butler, age 68 of Mexico, was driving his 1998 Ford northbound on Clark and stopped at the stop sign. Butler proceeded forward and did not see Terry Baclesse, age 70 of Mexico, who had begun to cross the street. Baclesse was struck by the vehicle and was transported to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain by Audrain Ambulance District. Baclesse was treated for his injuries and released.
CHILLICOTHEE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUMMARIES
July 6th, 2018 Report
6:11am, Officers responded to an alarm at a local business on South Washington Street. Employees were there and had accidently activated the alarm.
8:29am, Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Williams Street. It was determined that the disturbance was verbal and no arrest was made.
3:49pm, Officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Vine Street to an activated alarm. Accidental alarm activation.
4:42pm, Report of camper parked on the roadway in the 800 block of Grandview. Contact was made and advised it could not be parked on the street.
4:49, Officer responded to an illegally parked vehicle in the 1000 block of Grandview Street. Officer placed a 24 hour notice to move the vehicle, on the vehicle.
6:17pm, Officers responded to a report of a subject acting suspiciously in the 1500 & 1600 block of Webster St. Officers made contact with the individual and learned that they were trying to locate their landlord’s residence.
6:59pm, Officers assisted a stranded motorist in removing their vehicle from the roadway at Ann & Washington Sts.
7:15pm, Officers responded to the Plaza Apartments on Alexander St. in reference discharging fireworks. Already put up before officers arrival.
8:09pm, Officers responded to a business on Business 36 West to a cell phone 911 call. The owner of the phone was contacted and stated that everything was OK.
8:12pm, Officer responded to a parking lot of a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Reference a vehicle’s side mirror striking a person in the next parking stall. Investigation continuing
9:01pm, Report of a vehicle with kids going in and out of it at a parking lot on Business 36 West. Contact was mad with the owner and it is broken down. Parked there with permission and will be moved tomorrow.
9:29pm, Fireworks being discharged at Hickory and Second. Subjects were contacted and advised to stop.
9:45pm, Officers responded to the 10 block of Cherry Street in reference to discharge of fireworks. Advised they would stop.
10:10pm, Officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Clay Street to what was reported as possibly a small dog crying in distress.
July 7th, 2018 Report
12:02am, Officers responded to the 1400 block of Polk Street on a check the well-being. Upon investigation it was discovered that a domestic disturbance had taken place. The dispute was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
12:13am, Officer checked for a reported intoxicated driver after having received an anonymous report. Officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
12:30am, Officers checked on a suspicious subject in the alley of the 600 block of Third Street. Subject’s reason for his presence was verified and OK.
1:10am, Complaint of loud music in the 300 block of Dickinson. Residents were contacted and turned the music down.
2:53am, Officers responded to an address in the 1300 block of Springhill Rd. in reference a domestic disturbance. The disturbance was found to be verbal and one party left the residence for the night.
7:26am, Officer performed an escort for the YMCA run….
8:49am, Officer responded to the 400 block of Webster on a constantly barking dog. The owner was contacted and took the dog inside.
9:02am, Officer performed a funeral procession escort for a local business.
12:38pm, Officers were dispatched to a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Polk St. and Easton St. A vehicle driven by Kimberly A. Moore collided with a vehicle driven by Michael R. Matheny, while Matheny was crossing an intersection during a funeral escort. Minor to moderate damage was reported. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Gabrielson's Towing
1:34pm, Officers responded to a shoplifting incident in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Jacquelyn Wilkerson was arrested, transported to the PD, processed and released on a summons.
2:13pm, Officer removed a Raccoon that was trapped in a garbage bin by the tennis courts at Simpson Park.
5:45pm, Officer made a traffic stop on Bryan and Locust and arrested Gayla Baker for Driving while suspended. Baker was transported to the PD, processed and released on a summons.
7:10pm, Officers responded to 425 Clay Street on a report of a subject creating a disturbance and threatening to hurt himself. Upon officers arrival, the subject became resistive and assaulted two officers. The subject was taken into custody and transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. The officers involved received minor injuries. Subject is being transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail by PD officer with information to be forwarded to Livingston County Prosecutor for filing of charges.
8:00pm, Traffic control for fire in garage in the 1400 block of Burnam Road. The garage was a total loss with some damage to surrounding structures and items.
FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!everywhere!, very busy responding to these calls…..
Several Traffic stops and security checks….
Chillicothe police received 132 calls for service on 07/07/2018…
BROOKFIELD POLICE BRIEFING
The Brookfield Police Department recently released the Brookfield Briefing for 06/28/2018 on a social media page …
Identity Theft/Fraud - On June 21 at 1317 hrs., officers took a report of identity theft/fraud. The reporting party stated that they recently received a collection notice for a debt that originated with an internet/phone/television company. The reporting party advised that they never opened an account with the company and was unsure who did. The investigation is ongoing.
Warrant Arrest - On June 21 at 1629 hrs., officers arrested Shellie Martin, 26 of Brookfield, in the 100 block of West Brooks Street on a Brookfield Municipal warrant for License/Permit Violation. Martin was released at 1642 hrs. after posting the $43.50 cash-only bond.
Warrant Arrest - On June 22 at 1035 hrs., officers arrested Michael Gandy, 38 of Marceline, in the 300 block of Burnham Street on an outstanding Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. Gandy was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Gandy was later transported to the Macon County Jail in lieu of posting the $10,000.00 cash-only bond.
Warrant Arrest - On June 22 at 1451 hrs., officers arrested Jeffery Lorton, 41 of Brookfield, in the 500 block of Pettijohn Street on an outstanding Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. Lorton was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Lorton was later transported to the Macon County Jail in lieu of posting the $10,000.00 cash-only bond.
Drug Arrest - On June 22 at 2021 hrs., officers executed a search warrant of a residence in the 1000 block of Courtland Street. Upon arrival, officers were met by three subjects inside the residence. The three subjects are identified as Crystal Parr, 37 of Brookfield, Bobbi Simpson, 39 of Brookfield and Terry Tanner, 31 of Brookfield. During the execution of the search warrant, officers recovered multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Officers also recovered several pieces of mail identifying the subjects as residents of the property. Parr, Tanner and Simpson were transported to the Brookfield Police Department. A short time later, a fourth resident identified as Mark Kitchen, 30 of Brookfield, was also arrested in connection with the search warrant. During a search of Kitchen, incident to arrest, officers recovered a partial clear baggie with residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Parr, Simpson, Tanner and Kitchen have each been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety each.
Stealing/Larceny - On June 24 at 1805 hrs., officers responded to a business in the 900 block of Park Circle Drive for a theft report. Asset protection advised that on June 23, while patrolling the floor, they located an empty package for a flashlight in the automotive section. Surveillance video was reviewed and a suspect is observed cutting the package open and concealing the merchandise. The suspect then exited the store, passing all points of payment. The flashlight is described as a black in color Bushnell Pro valued at $58.00. The investigation is ongoing.
Disorderly Conduct - On June 24 at 2037 hrs., officers responded to the 600 block of South Clinton Street for a report of a disturbance and a possible assault. Upon arrival, officers interviewed and took statements from witnesses and those involved. At 2100 hrs., officers arrested Charles Moore, 20 of Brookfield and transported Moore to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Moore was released at 2132 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Disorderly Conduct.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY
MADISON MAN HURT IN ATV ACCIDENT
A 60 year old Madison Man received serious injuries in a ATV crash in Monroe County on Route J, east of Route ZZ, just before 12:30 yesterday (MON). The patrol said the accident occurred when 60 year Phillip E. Hammonds of Madison was ejected when the ATV struck the ground. Hammons was transported to Moberly Regional Medical Center and then was transported to University Hospital in Columbia for further treatment.
ATV ACCIDENT IN CARROLL COUNTY THIS WEEKEND
A Higginsville, Man received serious injuries in an ATV accident in Carroll County around 8:15 pm last (SUN) night. The patrol said 22 year old Marcus L. Hayes was operating an ATV on private property when he struck a gate, ejecting the driver. The vehicle continued off the left side of the road and came to rest. Hayes was flown by Life Flight Eagle to University Hospital in Columbia for trreaatment.
NOVENGER MAN FLOWN TO AREA HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT
A Novinger, MO Man received moderate injuries Saturday night when his motorcycle went off the roadway and the driver was ejected. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route K, 2 miles south of November around 7:30 that night. 58 year old Stephen M. Embree was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical center, and then was flown by Air Evac Helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia
HANNIBAL DRIVER RECEIVES MODERATE INJUREIS IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT
An accident around 10:20 Sunday morning on Highway A, 5 miles south of New London resulted in injuries for a Hannibal woman. The highway patrol said 32 year old Nicole B. Miller was eastbound and swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. Her vehicle went off the road, overcorrected, and ran off the other side of the road and then overturned, coming to rest on its top. Miller was transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.
TWO INJURED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT
Two people were injured in a hit and run accident that occurred at around 11:15pm Saturday in Cooper County. The patrol says that 43 year old April Brashier of Woolridge, MO was westbound on I-70 when her car was struck in the rear by a pickup truck with a trailer which fled the scene as her car traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest facing south on the shoulder and in the driving lane. Both the driver and her passenger 41 year old Steven Brinkman of Columbia were taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.
TRACTOR AND HAY BALER FIRE SATURDAY IN RANDOLH COUNTY
Huge billows of black smoke could be seen for miles Saturday afternoon as a tractor and hay baler were destroyed by fire. The accident occurred in the Northwestern portion of Randolph County on the west side of Thomas Hill Lake. The West Randolph Rural Fire Department quickly put out the blasé which had also spread to a small amount of the hay field. A local farmer and his son were putting up the hay and the fire started in the baler and quickly spread to the tractor as well. No injuries were reported.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
COUNTING PERIOD NUMBERS REVEAL 3 TRAFFIC FATALITIES, & TWO DROWNINGS
The Highway Patrol reports a total of three traffic fatalities during the July Fourth Holiday counting period., no boating fatalities and a total of two drowning over the period which started Tuesday night, July 3th at 6pm to Wednesday July 4th at midnight.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2018 July Fourth holiday statistics: Traffic Crashes numbered 114 with 59 injuries, 40 DWI arrests and 38 Drug Arrests. On the States waterways, 5 crashes were investigates resulting in 2 injuries, no boating related fatalities, 2 drownings, 3 BWI arrests and 8 Drug related arrests.
LANCASTER MAN DEAD AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM VEHICLE
A one vehicle wreck in Macon County in the northbound lane of US 63 , 2 miles south of Atlanta at 10:43 Thursday morning claimed the life of a Lancaster man. The patrol said 69 year old Donna M. Welte of Lancaster was the driver and when the vehicle traveled off the road, over corrected, then traveled across the roadway and off the other side and overturned. A passenger, 73 year old Danny L. Welte of Lancaster was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Donna Welte had moderate injuries and was transported by Air Evat to University hospital in Columbia for treatment
MONROE CITY MAN TO SEEK OWN TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK
82 year old William G. Crager of Monroe City was to seek is own treatment following a collision on US 24 in Madison at 5:35 last (Thurs) night. The patrol said 41 year old Thomas E. Kitchen of Moberly was westbound and failed to yield and struck the Crager auto who was also traveling westbound, from behind.
RANDOLPH COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN INJURIES
A wreck on the 4th of July at 10:25 pm on Randolph County Road 2930, 3 miles west of Clark resulted in moderate injuries for one and two others sustained minor injuries. The patrol said 20 year old Takota Norris of Moberly was northbound and began to skid. The vehicle collided with a guardrail and a post, then overturned. The driver had minor injuries as did a passenger, 25 year old James E. Polson of Macon. They both were treated at the scene. Another passenger, 21 year old Carson L. Polson of Moberly received moderate injuries and was to seek his own treatment.
BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY TROOPERS
The highway patrol arrest reports indicate a Brookfield resident was arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center at 5:19 pm Thursday. 27 year old Joshua D. Lyons was wanted on a Boone County Sheriff’s Department Felony Warrant for 2nd degree Assault, speeding, driving while revoked, and possession of marijuana, as well as unlawful use of Drug paraphernalia.
ROAD WORK TO RESUME IN OUR AREA AND ACROSS THE STATE
Weather permitting, Monday, July 16th; work will begin again on U.S. Route 63 in Boone and Randolph Counties with the resurfacing project. The project begins 0.60 mile south of Missouri Route 22 in Boone County to 0.40 mile north of Randolph County Route EE at Moberly. A few weeks ago work initially began with full depth pavement repairs. Now the project will pick up again with a thin layer of asphalt being laid for a new surface. Chester Bross of Palmyra, Missouri will complete the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone while the work is completed. Signs are already in place to alert motorists of the upcoming work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through this area, and obey all work zone signs and personnel. Remember always buckle up and put your phone down to eliminate distractions. For more information contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). You can also visit MODot online at www.modot.mo.gov/northeast.
AMEREN MISSOURI ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS TO SEE RATE REDUCTION
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which
reduces the annual electric revenues of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri by approximately $166.5 million (6%), effective August 1, 2018. The rate decrease reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% as a result of passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Ameren Missouri customers are the first customers of an investor-owned electric utility in Missouri to see the benefits of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. On June 6, 2018, the Public Service Commission opened a case under a provision of Missouri Senate Bill 564 (SB 564) which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law. A section of SB 564 gives the Commission one-time authority to order an adjustment to the electric rates of certain electrical corporations in light of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Under the agreement approved by the Commission, a residential customer using 1,000 kWh a month, electric rates will decrease by approximately $6.21 a month.
UNION MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
26 year old Corey Murphy of Union, Missouri was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision for receiving child pornography in 2016. Murphy pleaded guilty in March and appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine D. Perry for sentencing.
According to his plea agreement, Murphy first came to the attention of law enforcement on suspicion of statutory rape of a 15-year-old in Pacific in 2016. Initial investigation by that victim’s aunt and the Pacific Police Department through social media confirmed the encounter and revealed that Murphy was in contact via social media accounts with numerous 14 and 15-year-old girls. Murphy’s smart phone was seized when Murphy was arrested on unrelated charges and searched pursuant to Murphy’s consent. On Murphy’s smartphone, police found text communications with the victim and a locked app containing images of child pornography which Murphy admitted he had obtained through a communication app on his smartphone. Forensic analysis of Murphy’s smartphone also revealed search histories consistent with a child pornography seeker.
As the investigation continued, Murphy admitted to the FBI he had carried on an inappropriate relationship with another 14-year-old girl during which he provided the second victim with marijuana.
U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said “This case was born out of the vigilance and the bravery of a concerned family member. All parents should be aware of the dangers lurking for children in the world of social media. I applaud the work of the Pacific Police Department, the St. Louis County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI and all partners in the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood for their good work in this case.”
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
THE HEAT, THE HUMIDITY, STILL THE SHOW GOES ON!
People from all over braved the heat for a number of 4th of July festivities in the area. Marceline, Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and many other communities and organizations and clubs within those and other communities stage large shows each year attracting folks from all over. With the 4th falling on a Wednesday this year, some started their Independence day celebrations earlier. Firework displays could be seen in many areas Tuesday night, and still others are yet to come. One common concern though regardless of the when the various events were scheduled has been the heat and dry conditions. Most event organizers had been doing everything possible to remind those attending to stay hydrated and use extra precautions, but still there were reports of heat related incidents and fireworks related fire calls. Boone County fire officials say a bottle rocket is believed to be the source of a fire just after 6:30 last (WED) night. The field is owned by the University of Missouri. No one was injured. Another hot day is forecast for today and storms are in the forecast with increasing chances of storms tis afternoon and early evening. The best chance for storms will be along and north of I-70, with a few drifting south through the evening. Severe storms are unlikely, but a few strong storms with heavy downpours are possible but it will definitely be another hot afternoon with highs climbing into the mid 90s and heat indices will still top out near 105 degrees. Exercise caution if you are going to be outside for an extended time today.
FIVE PEOPLE INJURED IN SCHUYLER COUNTY WRECK
A wreck involving a car and a tractor trailer on highway 63, 4 miles north of Lancaster shortly after 5:20 last (WED) night sent 5 people to the hospital. The patrol said 36 year old Travis R. Ashby of Centerville, IA was northbound when his vehicle travelled into the path of a southbound Tractor trailer until driven by 48 year old David M. Jacobsma of Minnosota. All of the injured were in the Ashby vehicle including the driver who had minor injuries. 39 year old Ericka L. Ashby received moderate injuries. 1 year old Kenzi E. Ashby minor injuries and 13 year old Eriney A. Long had minor injuries. They were all from Centerville, IA and were transported to Davis Count y Hospital in Bloomfield, IA by Schuyler County AMS. Another passenger, Lillian G. Huffman of Cliffton, TX also had minor injuries and was taken to the Bloomfield Hospital. Assistance was provided by the Schuyler County Sheriffs Department, the Schuyler County First Responders, Schuyler County EMS and the Davis County Iowa Ambulance service. The other driver was not injured.
PUTNAM COUNTY COLLISION
A two car collision in Sullivan County around 8:20 last (WED) night resulted in minor injuries for one driver. The patrol said 29 year old Collena L. Payne of Unionville was eastbound on KITE Road, 3 miles south of Pollock when her vehicle crossed the center of the roadway and struck a westbound auto driven by 80 year old Gordon D. Campbell of Pollock. Campbell was not injured and Payne was to seek her own treatment. The Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
TWO PEOPLE HURT IN LINN COUNTY ACCIDENT INVOLVING 4WHEELER
Two people received injuries in a 4 wheeler accident in Linn County early Wednesday morning. The patrol said 34 year old Angellee Piljerton of Las Vedas, NV was operating a 4-wheeler and eastbound on Line Street in Browning at Route O and drove off the roadway. She then attempted to turn back onto the street and struck a ditch. Piljerton was ejected and the ATV overturned onto a passenger identified as 46 year old Gina R. McCormick of Nixa, MO. McCormick received moderate injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. Piljerton sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Sullivan County EMS. That accident happened Wednesday morning at 12:15 am
MARCELINE WOMAN HURT AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT WHEEL
A Marceline woman fell asleep while traveling south on MO 5, 4 miles south of Marceline at 8:25 Tuesday morning. The patrol said 35 year old Melanie P. Metcalf received serious injuries when her car ran off the road, struck the ground and then struck a fence. She was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Pershing Hospital in Brookfield. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Department and Marceline Fire and Marceline First Responders assisted at the scene.
MILAN MAN & WIFE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK
Two Milan residents sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment around 10:30 pm Tuesday night. The patrol said 20 year old Samuel D. Eller was westbound on Route E, approximately 3 miles west of Milan on a motorcycle when he struck a dog in the roadway and overturned. Eller was ejected from the bike along with a passenger, his wife 22 year old Ashlin M. Eller. The patrol received on scene assistance by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County Ambulance Service and the Milan Rural Fire Department.
MACON WOMAN INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK IN MACON COUNTY
A Macon driver sustained moderate injuries when her vehicle slit off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned back onto the roadway at 3 am, Tuesday morning. The patrol said 38 year old Crystal G. Flowers-Kitts was westbound on Lake Street, 1 mile north of Macon when the wreck occurred. She was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. The driver was charged with DWI and Careless & Imprudent driving.
TWO TREATED AFTER WRECK IN LIVINGSTON COUNT Y DURING NOON HOUR ON JULY 4TH
The patrol said a one vehicle wreck at 12:10 pm Wednesday on Route Y, at the junction of MO-190, 4 miles west of Chillicothe in Livingston County resulted in minor injuries for two passengers. According to the report, the crash happened when 19 year old William S. Simpson of Chillicothe failed to negotiate a curve and his pickup truck travelled off the road. The truck then returned to the roadway and began to skid and travelled off the roadway again and overturned before coming to rest on its top in the roadway. 18 year old Brooklyn N Leeper of Chillicothe and 1 year old Bryson C. Farmer of Chillicothe were both transported by Chillicothe Fire to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment.
TWO HIKERS FROM COLUMBIA BELIEVED FOUND
From KTVO.COM …The AP in Juneau, Alaska is reporting the bodies of two hikers, believed to be those reported missing in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, have been discovered. The National Park Service says bodies matching the description of the Missouri hikers reported missing in the park last week were recovered Monday along the Sanford River. The park service tentatively identified the two as Rochelle Renken and Michael Huffman, both 62, from Columbia, Missouri. The agency says they were experienced backpackers and that Renken had prior experience crossing Alaska rivers. The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. Evidence suggests the two tried to cross the river near the toe of Sanford Glacier but were swept away by the powerful current. The hikers were last seen June 22.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
MODOT ANTICIPATING INCREASED TRAFFIC FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY
The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking additional measures to accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to the Fourth of July holiday. On Missouri’s interstates and most heavily traveled roads, no additional lane restrictions will be put in place on July 4, 5 and 6 during daylight hours. There are some lane and bridge closures already in place around the state and these will remain in place during the holiday and subsequent weekend. With more people expected on Missouri’s roads, MoDOT is reminding motorists not to drive distracted. “Please pay attention, buckle up, don’t talk on your phone or text while driving, obey the speed limit, and don’t drink and drive. It’s that simple,” said State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer Nicole Hood. The American Automobile Association predicts that almost 47 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home during the six-day stretch around the Independence Day holiday. Motorists may encounter congestion in the late afternoon as commuters leaving work early mix with holiday travelers. In 2017, there were 1,076 traffic crashes in Missouri during the holiday; 26 people were killed and 469 were injured.
“Please be aware of MoDOT work zones as you plan your summer travels and remember: Buckle Up Phone Down” More Information can be found on MoDOT's interactive traveler information map at www.traveler.modot.org/map or by calling 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636
HELPING YOUTH PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
Missouri's top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fourth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 26-28, in Columbia, Mo. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage on pressing agriculture topics. Since 2015, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council has sponsored and facilitated the academy in conjunction with Missouri FFA. This year's academy was hosted at the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
BOSWORTH DRIVER INJURED IN ONE VEHICLE CARROLL COUNTY WRECK
A driver from Bosworth received minor injuries and was treated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton following a one vehicle accident in Carroll County Monday night. The patrol said 20 year old Shelby L. Penry was northbound on MO-41, just north of County Road 280 at 6:30 PM when her vehicle slid off the right side of the roadway and overturned. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department assisted patrolmen at the scene.
JEFFERSON CITY MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES
A Jeff City man was arrested by the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control last Wednesday. The patrol said 50 year old Dana P. Cline was arrested for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Jefferson City Police Department. On June 27th, investigators executed a search warrant at Cline’s residence located on Ridgeway Drive, in Jefferson City. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Cline was arrested and transported to the Cole County Jail. Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson formally charged Cline with promoting child pornography in the first degree and five counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HONOR FLIGHT DEPARTS JULY 5TH
Central Missouri Honor Flight #53 leaves Columbia July 5th (Thursday) at 1:45am and returns to Columbia later that night (July 5th) at 9:30pm. One hundred and eleven area veterans will make a journey of healing and will return to a rousing homecoming! Everyone is encouraged to attend the homecoming at Columbia Courtyard Marriott and cheer on these area veterans as they return. Many people say that for many veterans, this is the homecoming they never received but all deserved. For more information, call 573-256-1930 or website their website at centralmissourihonorflight.com
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK
Who says you can’t get something for nothing? Well, you can and you’re in for a treat as The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Concert at the Pavilion in Brookfield’s East Twin Park on Friday evening, July 13. "Midlife Crisis" will be performing from 8:00-11:00 p.m. that night so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers and enjoy a great concert under the stars. The concert is free to the public so come out for an excellent family friendly evening of great music - all ages are welcome! That’s Friday night, July 13th at the East Twin Park in Brookfield.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
FATAL UTV WRECK IN SULLIVAN COUNTY
A Milan man is dead after the UTV he was operating traveled off the road and overturned in Sullivan County around 6:40 pm Saturday night. The patrol said 46 year old Nathaniel J. Wolfe was headed east on Mead Road, ¼ mile west of Route D when the accident occurred. Wolfe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sullivan County Coroner. A passenger in the UTV, 27 year old Kelby L. West received serious injuries and was transported by Air Evac to University Hospital.
KIRKSVILLE WOMAN INJURED IN AX ATTACK
Officers with the Kirksville Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of East Scott Street around 10:40 Friday night after it was reported a female had been seriously assaulted with a weapon by her husband. According to Kirksville police, officers arrived on scene and found a female in the street suffering from serious physical injuries. With the help of witnesses, officers arrested Alidor Masingo, 35, of Kirksville. The unidentified female victim was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with life threatening injuries. KTVO .com reports the subject is currently being held on a 24-hour hold at the Adair County Detention Center pending formal charges. KPD was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Adair County Sheriff's Office and Truman Department of Public Safety. Multiple first responders assisted at the scene. A sharp bladed object that was believed to be an ax was used in the incident.
MINOR INJURIES FOR NORBORNE DRIVER
A wreck on M 10, just west of County Road 121 in Carroll County around 3:25 Sunday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for a Norborne resident. The patrol said 19 year old Candice D. Brock was westbound when her vehicle went off the road and came to rest in a bean field. Brock was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton for treatment.
WOMAN AND HER GRANDAUGHTER INJURED IN ADAIR CO WRECK
A LaPlata resident and her granddaughter were transported by Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville Saturday night after a one vehicle collision on US 63 2miles south of Millard. The grandmother was then transferred by Air-Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. The granddaughter received minor injuries. The patrol said the accident occurred around 10:50 pm Saturday night when 58 year old Diana M. Stoner was southbound and traveled into the median where her vehicle struck the ground and came to rest on its wheels.
SULLIVAN COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY
Two Milan residents were treated at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan following a single vehicle crash at the Junction of MO 6 and Route J shortly before 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 32 year old Augustin Mukubwa (Ma-Cub Wa) was behind the wheel when the auto traveled off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Mukubwa had moderate injuries as did a passenger, 40 year old Leon Ilunga (Eye-lou-in-ga).
ELMER WOMAN INJURIED IN COLLISSION
A wreck in Macon County on Route C, 2 miles south of Bevier at 11:10 pm Friday resulted in minor injuries for an Elmer driver. The patrol said 19 year old Julie L. Smothers was southbound and rand off the left side of the road. He overcorrected and the vehicle traveled back onto the road and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels off the right side of the road. Smothers was transported by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.
CENTER WOMAN IN ACCIDENT AT MARK TWAIN LAKE
A 65 year old Center, MO resident, Sandra J. Tyler was the operator of a personal watercraft unit on Mark Twain Lake, west of the Dam in Ralls County around 6:10 Sunday evening when the vessel crossed a wake and became airborne, then overturned and swamped for an unknown reason. No injury information, if any was available, was released.
HUNTING ACCIDENT RESULTS IN MINOR GUNSHOT WOUND
KMIZ.com is reporting that a man is recovering from minor gunshot wounds at University Hospital after an accidental shooting while squirrel hunting. Officials at Boone County Sheriff's Department said two people were squirrel hunting Sunday morning when they were separated. Officials said one person was shot by a third person also hunting in the area. AdChoicAuthorities say the bullets were small and similar in size to BBs for a BB gun. The victim arrived at Boone Hospital shortly before 7 a.m. and was later transported to University Hospital in good condition.
MOBERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES DETAILS ABOUT FIREWORKS IN THE CITY
The Moberly Police Department recently posted the City of Moberly’s Fireworks Ordanance on the departments Facebook page and encourages those are planning on shooting fireworks off in the City to review BEFORE shooting off the fireworks as they believe all of your questions should be answered. You will find a link to that information on our website. Its under the Local News tab.
CITY OF MOBERLY ORDINANCE FOR FIREWORKS. If you plan on
shooting fireworks off in the City please review this. All of your questions
should be answered.
1) The use of Division 1.4G fireworks within the city limits shall only be permitted on July 2, and July 3 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 of each year between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight.
2) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, aim, point, or shoot fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in any manner that, after it is ignited ,will propel it or any part thereof, such that it or any part thereof lands on property not owned by the person shooting the fireworks.
3) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within any structure.
4) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within six hundred feet of any church, hospital, mental health facility, or school or within one hundred feet of any location where fireworks are stored sold or offered for sale.
5) No person shall use, explode detonate or shoot fireworks within or throw the same from a motorized vehicle including watercraft's or any means of transportation.
6) No person shall throw use, explode, detonate, or shoot fireworks within three hundred feet of any permanent storage or ignitable liquid, gases, gasoline pump, gasoline filling station, or any non-permanent structure where fireworks are stored, sold or offered for sale.
7) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian to possess or discharge fireworks within the city limits. Throwing or discharging fireworks on any public property including streets and parks is prohibited.
8) It shall be unlawful to be in possession of fireworks on ones person other than the three days permitted for discharge, except for the transportation from the point of purchase to ones place of residence.
9) In the event dry conditions
exist to the port that a no burn order is issued the fire chief shall have the
authority to limit or restrict the use of fireworks within the city limits.
The Fines for the listed violations range from $50.00 to $250.00.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The City of Moberly does currently have an open container law, regarding alcoholic beverages. No public open containers allowed. Drinking alcohol and driving is prohibited, as well as driving intoxicated. There are several intoxication levels; Prescription pill, alcohol, and illegal drug induced intoxication.
Last but not least, Even though it is a Holiday the Curfew ordinance for Juveniles 17 years of age and younger, still applies. The Curfew for Juveniles is as follows.
Weekends (12 O’clock)
Weekdays (11 O’clock)
MINOR INJUREIS FOR DRIVER IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY WRECK
An 18 year old driver was treated at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for minor injuries after a one vehicle accident in Livingston County on County Road 237, 2 miles north of Chillicothe shortly after 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The patrol said Alexis M. Lavature was southbound when her vehicle travelled partly off the ridge side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle went into a counter clockwise spil, travelled off the east side of the roadway, slipped and overturned coming to rest in a private drive.
The Highway Patrol reported a few arrests in the local area. 30 year old Dalton C. Hicks of Bucklin was taken to the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour hold after he was arrested at 10;43 Thursday morning in Linn County for felony Driving while Revoked and no seat belt. 50 year old Lisa M. Snyder of Cameron was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Caldwell County Detention Center after being arrested at 12;48 pm Thursday in Caldwell County. He was held for Driving while Revoked, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit and Failure to Register Motor Vehicle.
INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, Most Wanted, Citations & MORE
Sheriff Steve Cox reported the following on Tuesday
June 13 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a UTV parked in Ludlow. Someone stole a radio from the parked Ranger. Investigation continues.
June 20 the LCSO towed a red van parked along U.S. 65 near Liv 330 due to a potential traffic problem.
June 20 the LCSO began a theft of firearm investigation at a residence on Liv 244. Victim reported the theft of an AK-47 rifle with wooden stock. Investigation continues.
June 21 the LCSO began an investigation of an adult that may be a danger to themselves or others. A court order was issued and this office transported the individual to a facility in another county for assistance.
June 20 the LCSO arrested Donald Lee Graybeal, 54, Laredo, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony DWI-Habitual Offender.
June 20 the LCSO arrested Michelle Marie Flemings, 31, Independence on a Clay County arrest warrant for alleged Assault 4th degree. Ms. Flemings was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of $5,000 bond.
June 22 James T. Moss, 35, Chillicothe was arrested upon surrendering to the LCSO on a Livingston County felony arrest warrant for alleged 3 counts child molestation. Mr. Moss was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
June 23 Jeffrey Gordon Davenport, 35, Chillicothe was arrested on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Davenport remains in the DDCRJ in lieu of bond.
June 25 added Nathaniel B. Novotny, 31, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Stealing more than $750.00.
June 25 added Michael L. King, 38, Cameron, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original conviction of class D felony No Valid Operator’s License-3rd-Subsequent Offense.
June 25 added James Byran Harris, 64, Utica, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance.
June 25 added Marlon Brandon Gilbert, 26, St. Joseph on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charges of class A felony Distribution of Controlled Substance in Protected Location and class E felony of Delivery of 35 grams or less of Marijuana.
June 25 added Billy R. Williams Jr., 36, Chillicothe, wanted on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 counts class A misdemeanor of Non-Support.
June 21 a Carrollton driver was issued a citation for no auto insurance.
June 25 a Chillicothe driver was cited for excessive speeding 23 over the speed limit.
June 26 a Kansas driver was cited for 13 over the speed limit.
Currently the LCSO has 36 people in custody, 5 of which are female detainees at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
The LCSO is still seeking and recruiting people for the position of deputy sheriff.
Please call us if you have any information on these or other crimes at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a crime TIP at www.livcoso.org.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT
Wednesday, June 27th was a busy day for Chilicothe Police …
A RALLS COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES
A Center, MO woman sustained minor injuries and was treated an area hospital after wrecking her car Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said the accident occurred on Route P, 1 mile north of Route C in Ralls County at 1:25 pm. According to the report, 60 year old Lynda K. Stacey/Cockerham was southbound when her vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cockerham was transported by Ralls County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.
FROGGING SEASON KICKS OFF THIS SATURDAY
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer. One fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined and the possession limit is 16 frogs of both species combined. Only the daily limit may be possessed on waters and banks of waters where hunting. Daily limits end at midnight so froggers who catch their daily limits before midnight and then want to return for more frogging after midnight must remove the daily limit of previously caught frogs from the waters or banks before returning for more. Frogging can be done with either a fishing permit or a small-game hunting permit. Children under the age of 16 and Missouri residents 65 years of age or older are not required to have a permit. For more information about frog hunting, including how to get started and tasty recipes to try, visit MDC online at https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/frog
CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT
The Chillicothe Police Department arrested a man on several Linn County warrants Tuesday afternoon. At 4:44pm, officers arrested Thomas Woody in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Linn County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Woody was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department. Linn County Sheriff Tom Parks said Woody was transported to the Macon County Jail where he is still being held in lieu of bond.
12:12 AM, Officers called to the 400 block of Webster for a barking dog annoying neighbors. The owner of the dog was contacted and the dog was taken inside.
8:49 AM, Officers called to a report of a two vehicle non injury accident in the 1000 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by David Spence improperly changed lanes and struck a vehicle driven by Cathy Benson causing minor damage to the vehicles.
9:29 AM, Officers called to the 1100 block of Calhoun Street to a report of a burglary. Owners reported numerous tools stolen from the residence. Officers had recovered some tools on 06/25 that were confirmed to be stolen from the residence. The tolls were returned to the owner. Investigation continues.
10:29 AM, Officers spoke with subject in the 900 block of Vine regarding landlord/tenant issues. Officer provided subject with information to assist in solving the issues.
11:25 AM, Officers spoke with subject with questions regarding fraud.
11:40 AM, Officers responded to Locust and Jackson to a two vehicle non injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Corinna Reid was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle causing minor damage.
4:44 PM, Officers arrested Thomas Woody in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Linn County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Woody was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.
5:10 PM, Officers spoke with a subject regarding fraud.
7:06 PM, Officers authorized the removal of an abandoned and derelict vehicle from the roadway in the 400 block of Calhoun Street.
9:18 PM, Officer assisted EMS with a call in the 100 block of North Herriford. While at the residence, several significant code violations were observed. Information was forwarded to the Chillicothe Codes Department.
Officers conducted several business checks during the overnight hours. Officers conducted 7 traffic enforcement stops and issued 3 drivers citations for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 104 calls for service on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
BROOKFIELD PD BRIEFING FROM LAST FRIDAY 06/22/2018
Brookfield Police have been busy with numerous calls for service, arrests, investigations and more according to their Facebook Social Media page.
Vehicle Crash - On June 12 at 1548 hrs., officers responded to the intersection of South Main and Helm Streets for a report of a two-vehicle crash. April Fredman, 39 of Brookfield, was stopped in traffic in a 2006 Kia Optima facing West on East Helm Street when the Kia was struck from behind by a 2010 Dodge Charger driven by Jessica Greenway, 24 of Brookfield. Greenway stated that she observed traffic starting to move and believed that the traffic control light had changed. She stated that she didn’t realize that the Kia was still stationary until striking it. The Dodge sustained no damage, while the Kia sustained minor damage.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On June 12 at 2227 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on West Helm Street near Stanbury Industrial Drive. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Anthony Roberts, 28 of Laclede had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Roberts was arrested at 2235 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Roberts was released at 2321 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
Theft - On June 13 at 1258 hrs., officers took a report of a stolen cell phone. The reporting party stated that on June 10 at approximately 2100 hrs., they left their phone on the front porch of their residence in the 800 block of Pettijohn Street. On June 11 at approximately 0600 hrs., they attempted to retrieve the phone and noticed it was missing. The phone is described a black in color, Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The reporting party valued the phone at $30.00. The investigation is ongoing.
Theft - On June 13 at 1549 hrs., officers took a report of a theft. The reporting party stated that numerous books of collectible quarters had been taken from their residence in the 200 block of West Canal Street. The reporting party was unable to estimate the value of the collection at the time of the report. The investigation is ongoing.
Warrant Arrest- On June 14 at 2210 hrs., officers arrested Richard McPheter, 30 of Brookfield, in the 600 block of East Prairie Street on an outstanding Probation/Parole warrant for Violating the Terms of Supervision. McPheter was later transported to the Macon County Jail to be held without bond.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On June 15 at 1007 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of East Robard Street. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, James Stobaugh, 49 of Brookfield, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Stobaugh was arrested at 1018 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Stobaugh was released at 1040 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for Driving While Suspended/Revoked.
Vehicle Crash/Driving While Intoxicated - On June 15 at 1224 hrs., officers responded to US 36 near Pershing Drive for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Jamie Anderson, 37 of Brookfield, was traveling westbound on US 36 in a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire. The Pontiac traveled off the left side of the roadway onto the median. The Pontiac then returned to the roadway and then ran off the right side striking the ditch. Upon making contact with Anderson, officers observed several signs of impairment. After a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Anderson was arrested at 1312 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. The Pontiac sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene. Anderson was released at 1451 hrs. with a summons for Driving While Intoxicated.
Drug Arrest/Warrant Arrest - On June 15 at 2258 hrs., officers, accompanied by Probation and Parole, responded to a residence in the 500 block of East Prairie Street for a home visit and bond conditions check of Chasity Bradbury, 39 of Brookfield. Bradbury is currently under supervision. Inside the residence, officers were met with three subjects. Chasity Bradbury, Tara Hendrix, 33 of Brookfield and Henry Greer, 35 of Brookfield. Bradbury advised that she is currently renting a room to Hendrix. Several items of an illegal nature were recovered from Hendrix’s bedroom including a used syringe and a glass pipe with residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Additional items were recovered from the common living areas and Bradbury’s person including a plastic baggie with a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana and another glass pipe with residue. It was also found through a routine NCIC/MULES check of Greer that he had an outstanding Linn County warrant for operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid Operator’s License (bond $147.00 cash only). At 2335 hrs., Bradbury, Hendrix and Greer were arrested. Greer would be transported to the Macon County Jail in lieu of posting the $147.00 bond. Bradbury has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and three counts of Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety. Hendrix has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond for Hendrix was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety.
Warrant Arrest - On June 19 at 0041 hrs., officers arrested Derek Maddox, 29 of Brookfield, in the 900 block of Brookfield Avenue on a Macon County warrant for Delivery/Possession of an Item at a Correctional Center Which Prisoner is Prohibited From Receiving. Maddox was transported to the Macon County jail in lieu of posting the $500.00 cash-only bond.
Drug Arrest - On June 19 at 0101 hrs., officers, accompanied by Probation and Parole, responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Canal Street for a home visit and bond conditions check of Bobby Waddle, 46 of Brookfield. Waddle is currently under supervision. Inside the residence officer recovered a glass pipe with residue and a plastic straw with residue. Both would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Officers then secured the residence and applied for a search warrant. Officers were granted the search warrant and at 0411 hrs., executed the search warrant. During the execution of the search warrant, officers recovered additional methamphetamine and a loaded syringe. Waddle has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful use/Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $50,000.00 cash or surety.
Warrant Arrest - On June 19 at 1025 hrs., officers arrested Athena Brinkley, 37 of Brookfield, in the 300 block of East Prairie Street on a Brookfield Municipal warrant for Miscellaneous License/Permit Violation. At 1029 hrs.,Brinkley was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Brinkley was later released after posting the $43.50 cash-only bond.
Drug Arrest - On June 20 at 2157 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of East Brooks Street. After attempting to give false identifying information to officers, it was determined that the driver, identified as Brandy Reed, 39 of Moberly, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Reed was placed under arrest at 2205 hrs. The passenger, identified as Frank Nejedly, 25 of Bucklin was then asked to exit the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers recovered a glasses case containing a cut straw, a baggie and two cellophane wrappers all of which contained a crystal-like residue. Nejedly was then detained and placed in wrist restraints. After Nejedly was placed in restraints, officers observed Nejedly pushing something down the back of his pants. When officers shook Nejedly’s pants, two baggies, one containing a crystal-like residue, fell to the ground. Nejedly was arrested at 2231 hrs. Reed has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety. Nejedly has been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $50,000.00 cash or surety.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY
SEVERE WEATHER AFFECTS PORTIONS OF THE LISTENING AREA
Severe thunderstorms Tuesday resulted in large tree limbs, power outages, intense lightening, heavy rain, flooding and more. While damage was reported in Columbia, and other Mid Missouri locations, Warrensburg really took a hit as did parts of Kansas City. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touch downed and left a path of damage at Lake Lotawana . Repeated thunderstorms Tuesday along the i70 corroder left travelers, residents, and emergency service personnel with lots to deal with. The heavy rains resulted in major flash flooding often catching some off guard as various storm sewers simply couldn’t keep up. At one time downtown Columbia was beginning to look like a river. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was urging drivers to "slow down" and "use caution:" The Missouri Department of Transportation has been tweeting updates about the traffic problems they had seen. Once the storms came to an end, the National Weather Service immediately went into “Heat Wave” mode as dangerously hot conditions will once again grip the region from today through the majority of the weekend if not longer and that means heat index values around 110 degrees.
PRINCETON MAN INJURED IN CAR/MOTORCYCLE CRASH
A collision on US 65 in Princeton shortly after 7 o’clock Tuesday night resulted in minor injuries for a motorcyclist. The patrol said 45 year old Ray F. Lewis of Princeton was southbound on US 63 and as Lewis attempted to make a left hand turn, his motorcycle ran into a vehicle that was going west on a private drive. That vehicle was operated by16 year old Austin L. Kelly of Princeton
LIVINGSTON COUNTY ACCIDENT
A Moberly truck driver received moderate injuries in a Livingston County accident on MO 190, 5 miles east of Lock Springs around 12:35 pm Tuesday. The patrol said 22 year old Justin T. Asher was westbound when his tractor trailer traveled across the centerline. The mirror if his truck struck a trailer attached to an eastbound auto driven by 39 year old Benjamin W. Glass of Hauser Lake, ID. Asher was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
SOIL & WATER COMMISSION RELEASES ACRES FOR GRAZING
Due to extended dry weather since last fall, the Soil and Water Districts Commission granted a statewide variance during the June 13th meeting allowing grazing until September 1, 2018 in livestock excluded areas that are under maintenance of a state cost-share contract. The means around 112,780 acres has been released for grazing purposes and the variance applies to Woodland Protection through Livestock Exclusion, Water Impoundment Reservoir, Field Border, Filter Strip, Livestock Exclusion and Stream protection practices. Contact your local Soil and Water Conservation office for more information. The majority of Missouri counties remain ineligible for agricultural disaster assistance due in part to the spotty rain we have been receiving.
CHARITON VALLEY’S FIBER EXPANSION PLANS INCLUDE HANNIBAL
Chariton Valley’s aggressive expansion plan will bring gigabit internet service from Macon to Hannibal while taking fiber optic services to several unserved towns along the way. The CV Board of Directors authorized this $2.5 million-dollar construction project as the demand for faster internet service is constant and the opportunity to expand the CV network is vital. Progress is visible along Hwy 36 as construction continues eastward. Phase 1 of this project is deploying the 60-mile-long fiber backbone from Macon to Hannibal and as Hannibal celebrates their Bicentennial year in 2019, Chariton Valley will be making its mark on the community offering residents and businesses the opportunity to sign up for the fastest, most reliable internet network deployed to their home and business. “In the Hannibal region we are currently competing against rural and metro communities which already have gigabyte internet service for their residents and businesses,” stated George E. Walley, EDFP, Executive Director of Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council. “We are excited at the prospect of Chariton Valley bringing Gigabit Fiber to the Hannibal area in the next year or two to support our un-served and under-served business and residential areas with competitive options!” he concluded. Chariton Valley brings cutting-edge Gigabit capable speeds over an advanced state-of-the-art fiber network which extends all the way into your home producing the area’s fastest, most reliable internet service. Fiber brings many opportunities to the area including educational, healthcare, and economic benefits, including an increase value of a home. Chariton Valley believes a fiber network will future proof the home by bringing the services customers want and need for many years to come.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASE
The Chillicothe Police Department is a very busy place and Monday was no exception as officers were
12:21 AM, Officers conducted a well-being check in the 600 block of West business 36. The subject was located and taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
1:57 AM, Officers responded to the 3100 block of Litton Road for a report of a suspicious subject walking around. Officers were unable to locate any suspicious subjects.
3:09 AM, Officers conducted a residence check in the 200 block of JFK at the request of the owners. The residence was found to be secure
3:36 AM, Officers conducted a pedestrian check on two subjects located in Simpson Park. The subjects were observed in possession of Halloween masks and baseball bats. The subjects were identified and were cooperative with officers. The subjects were advised to leave the park as it was after park hours.
6:40 AM, Officers called to the 1100 block of Monroe for trespassing report. Subject was gone prior to officer arrival.
10:37 AM, Officers received a report of theft in the 1300 block of Edgewood. Investigation continues.
11:01 AM, Officers recovered possible stolen property in the 900 block of Walnut Street.
1:48 PM, Officers conducted a well-being check of an individual in the 600 block of St. Louis. The person was found to be safe.
2:44 PM, Officers assisted the Livingston County Children’s Division with a hotline call in the 500 block of West Mohawk.
4:04 PM, Officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves for a theft report. Because of the investigation, Officers arrested Amber Tiffin and a juvenile for stealing. Tiffin was processed at the police department, cited, and released. The juvenile was released to a parent per the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
4:20 PM, Officers assisted Animal Control in the 300 block of Mansur Street.
5:26 PM, Officers received a report of a person driving recklessly in the 900block of Cowgill.
7:06 PM, Officers called to the 1100 block of McNally for a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers contacted subjects who decided to separate for the evening. Subjects were advised of the Missouri Domestic Violence Rule.
7:24 PM, Officers located abandoned and derelict vehicle in the 1200 block of Monroe. Officer was unable to make contact with any possible owners. Officer authorized tow service to remove the vehicle from the roadway.
9:57 PM, Officers conducted well-being check of person in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The person was found to be safe.
10:00 PM, Officers called to business parking lot in the 900 block of Washington Street regarding suspicious persons. Officers located the subjects who determined the subjects were not suspicious.
10:56 PM, Officers spoke to subject in the 1200 block of Alexander regarding the issue of trespassing.
Officers conducted 10 traffic enforcement stops and cited 5 drivers for various traffic violations. The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on Monday, June 25th, 2018.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)
SEVERAL INJURIED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN MARION COUNTY SUNDAY
The highway patrol investigated a head on collision around 9:15 am Sunday on Route J; file miles northwest of Philadelphia in Marion County. A car driven by 38 year old Michael B. Gustin of Bethell was eastbound when 87 year old George W. Payne of Wentzville was westbound and near the center of the road when they collided. Gustin had serious injuries. A passenger in the Gustin auto identified as 7 year old Tyrian Gustin received minor injuries. Payne sustained moderate iinjuries. A passenger in the Payne auto, 55 year old Scott A. Wilton of Lake Saint Louis had minor injuries. All 4 were transported to Blessing Hospital in Qunicy for treatment.
HANNIBAL DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY WRECK
The patrol said a Hannibal Driver was hurt when his auto went off the road and struck a utility pole on West Ely Road, ½ mile west of Hannibal around 1 AM Sunday. 28 year old Anthony R. Miller veceived moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital.
CLARK MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER RANDOLH COUNTY WRECK
A Clark driver was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia following a wreck at 8:54 pm Friday. The patrol said 41 year old Michael P. Hull of Clark was ejected from his vehicle when he failed to negotiate a curve and the auto went off the road and struck a tree.
TRASH TRUCK & TRAIN COLLISION KILLS MACON MAN
A Macon, MO is dead after a collision involving a trash truck he was driving and a train on County Road 2655, 3 miles north of Clark just before 2pm Friday afternoon. The patrol said the westbound trash truck, operated by 36 year year old Nathan D. Dunlap of Macon failed to yield and was struck by the train engine operated by Scott A. Pope of Decatur, IL. The Randolph County Coroner pronounced Dunlap head at the scene.
BOONE COUNTY COLLISION ON US 63 RESULTS IN MINOR INJURIES
Two people were transported by Ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia following a collision at 12:20 PM Thursday afternoon on U.S. 63. The patrol said 45 year old Staci J. Davis-Mihalevich of Brashear was northbound just north of Oakland Gravel Road in the passing lane and attempted to change to the driving lane when her vehicle collided with a northbound pickup driven by 40 year old Craig W. Stone of Columbia. Stone, and his son, 14 year old Cameron P. Stone of Columbia who was a passenger both received minor Injuries.
FULTON DRIVER HURT IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK
A Fulton man was injured when he failed to negotiate a turn and his vehicle went off the roadway stuck a ditch and overturned. The patrol said 19 year old Cody G. Renner was transported to University Hospital in Columba for treatment of moderate injuries. That accident occurred at 11:15 PM Wednesday night on Route UU, just west of County Roat 104 in Callaway County.
ROUTE 4 TO CLOSE DAILY FOR 2 WEEK PROJECT
Harsh winters, hot summers, heavy loads, and many, many motorists put wear and tear on Missouri’s aging infrastructure. Such is the case with the Puzzle Creek Bridge on Route 5 just south of U.S. Route 24 in Chariton County. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close Route 5 at Puzzle Creek for two weeks to repair structures under the bridge deck. Daily closures are planned starting this Monday, June 25 through June 28 and again July 9 through 12. The road will close from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day between U.S. Route 24 and Route W. Route 5 will remain open the week of Independence Day. During the daily closures, motorists should find an alternate route. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change. Repairs such as these help MoDOT prolong the life of the many bridges that dot the roadways of northern Missouri. The bridge, built in 1929, carries nearly 1,000 vehicles per day. For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636).
INCIDENTS, ARRESTS, AND MORE
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports …
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY
COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING UPCOMING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS ON US 24
Plans are underway to replace two bridges on U.S. Route 24 just west of Keytesville over Mussel Fork and Mussel Fork Overflow. The Missouri Department of Transportation will host an open house on Wednesday, June 27, from to in the courtroom of the Chariton County Courthouse at
START OF SUMMER & FIREWORK STANDS OPENING SIGNALS
Today is June 21st, the first day of summer and opening day for many Firework stands across the listening area and throughout the state. That also means the next big holiday is fast approaching and Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is encouraging
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle just before Wednesday. The patrol said the incident occurred on Route P, 4 miles north of Vandalia when a soutbound vehicle driven by 45 year old Wendy R. Bishop of Center struck a pedestrian laying in the roadway. The pedestrian was identified as 21 year old Jonathon L. Graner of
STUDENTS TOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
A recent post on the Moberly Police Departments Facebook page said students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades attending the
Tuesday, June 19 about the Livingston County Sheriffs Department dispatch advised of a hit and run accident call on Highway Z, south of
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS SUMMARY
EARLY CLOSING FOR HEALTH CENTER
The Livingston County Health Center will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today (WED) for building maintenance. They will reopen Thursday with regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MISSING KIRKSVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR BRASHEAR
A Kirksville man missing for nearly a week has been found dead in his car outside Brashear, MO. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said law enforcement officers discovered Jeremy Sutter, 21, dead in his car Monday evening. Noe told KTVO Sutter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said a farmer who was out checking cattle notified the sheriff’s office just after 8 p.m. Monday about an abandoned car on a dead-end gravel road called Paultown Way about a mile northeast of Brashear. The sheriff said the car was in a field right next to Paultown Cemetery. When deputies arrived, they found Sutter dead inside his car. Noe estimated he had been there a few days.
DRY CONDITIONS RESULTS IN GRASS FIRE MONDAY
Dry conditions helped fuel a fire Monday afternoon. The Chula Fire Department was called out to a grass fire about 7 miles south of Chula and the Chillicothe Fire Department was called in to provide a tanker truck . According to the report, about 20 acres were burned.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
June 18th , 2018:
1. 10:24am, Officers responded to the parking lot of 1000 Graves St. in reference a report of a subject being held against their will. Investigation was unable to verify truth of the matter and subjects involved were arrested for drug offenses and incarcerated in Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail, pending filing of charges.
2. 2:37pm, Officers conducted further investigation involving the vehicle that was involved in (10:24am)previous arrest for drugs. These two investigations consumed a large portion of the dayshift.
3. 5:56pm, Officers assisted a motorist in the 200 block of Mack St., unhooking a trailer from their vehicle.
4. 7:34pm, Officers took a report of a recovered cell phone in the 1200 block of Alexander. The cell phone can be claimed at the PD.
5. 7:53pm, Officers responded to the 1400 block of Alexander in reference to possible child abuse. Investigation determined that the child abuse was merely a case of juvenile discipline.
6. Numerous citations were written for speeding, no insurance, driving while revoked and warnings for equipment violations…
7. Business and property security checks were made…
8. Chillicothe Police received 92 calls for service on 06/18/2018
TRUCK CATCHES FIRE AFTER CRASHING
Columbia police and firefighters responded to a crash on in northwest Columbia Tuesday night. It happened after 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Barberry Avenue and Grayson Drive. It appeared to involve one truck, which police said caught fire.
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Bring your family and enjoy ‘Movie in the Park’ in Marceline this Friday June 22nd. Chariton Valley is co-sponsoring this FREE Family-Fun event along with the Marceline Carnegie Library. It will take place in Ripley Park across the street from the library in downtown Marceline. The movie ‘Matilda’ will start at 8 pm, (maybe a little later if it is too light still). The movie ‘Matilda’ is described by one critic as ‘magical and fun with a very good message and positive role models!’ Chariton Valley will provide snacks and drinks. A drawing for an inflata-bull will be held for the kids. Bring your chairs and blankets and don’t forget the bug spray! Weather permitting.
OWENSVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER STRIKING TREE
A man from Owensville was taken to the University Hopsital with serious injuries after traveling off the road and striking a tree Tuesday morning. According to a Highway Patrol report, 59-year-old Dibby Ditto of Owensville was northbound on MO 89 a half mile north of County Rd 803 at 9:35 a.m. when his vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Ditto was transported to the hospital by Osage County EMS.
STOLEN MOPED RECOVERED AND ARRESTS MADE
On Monday, June 18, 2018, at approximately 8:26AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1600 block of N Olive in reference to a theft. Responding personnel learned that a moped had been stolen from a shed during the overnight hours. Investigation led officers to a home in the 900 block of Muldrow, where they contacted Kyle T Vansickle, age 26, and Lindsey N Lortie, age 34. While officers spoke with the two, Vansickle ran from the scene. Officers chased him through yards for about two blocks before he was taken into custody without injury. Vansickle was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a Probation & Parole violation warrant. Lortie was processed at MPSD and taken to the Audrain County Jail for a warrant out of Cole County. The stolen moped was recovered and returned to the owner. Additional charges are pending.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
NEAR HEAD ON COLLISION FOR HALLSVILLE & CENTRALIA DRIVERS
The patrol investigated a wreck in
An accident in
A two vehicle wreck on US 63, 4 miles south of
MPSD RESPONDS TO
Sunday at approximately , the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 2700 block of S. Clark in reference to a business’ dumpster being on fire. Responding personnel found the contents of the dumpster to be burning as well some of the wood on the fence that ran around the dumpster and some material sitting nearby waiting to be recycled. The fire had also spread to the corner of a nearby storage building and a grassy area across a driveway. The fire was contained and extinguished in those areas with the storage building and contents only suffering minor damage and part of the wooden fence suffering moderate fire damage. The precise cause of the fire is yet to be determined but there is no indication it was intentionally set. It appears the cause was careless use or disposal of smoking material. There were no injuries from the incident.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS (Weekend Summary)
The dangerously hot weather is holding on with strong grips throughout the area. Still, area events this past weekend were very successful including the Twin Parks Summer Festival in
ANNIMAL ABUSE CHARGES FOR
This past Friday, Brookfield Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of
A motorcycle rider from St. Catharine sustained serious injuries when he lost control on a curve on Route O, 3 miles north of Bevier around Saturday afternoon. The patrol said 66 year old Clarence R. Futhey was ejected when his southbound bike traveled off the roadway after hitting loose gravel. He was flown by Air Evac with serous injuries to
HEAD ON CRASH IN
A head on collision in
A New Florence man is dead and a
RALLS COUNTY ATV ACCIDENT INJURES CENTER
A 32 year old Center man was injured in an ATV accident on private property, 5 miles northwest of Center and a half a mile north of
HERMANN DRIVER HURT IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK
A Hermann resident was hurt in a motorcycle accident in
A collision around Friday morning at the intersection of US 63 and Route P in
Friday the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that five companies are expanding in
Last week, the Macon Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office and North Missouri Drug Task Force Officers conducted a joint effort to serve felony arrest warrants in the city limits of
AROUND 300 BICYCLISTS EXPECTED FOR ANNUAL KATY TRAIL RIDE
Today is Monday, June 18th and approximately 200 bicyclists will begin a 232 mile journey from
2018 Katy Ride Itinerary
Sunday, June 17 Riders meeting at
Monday, June 18 Depart from
Tuesday, June 19 Depart from Hermann
Arrive at Bill Quigg Commons,
Wednesday, June 20 Depart from
Thursday, June 21 Depart from Boonville
Friday, June 22 Depart from
- Arrive at
For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Columbia Police officers were called to the 2800 block of Mexico Gravel Road just after midnight Wednesday morning where a firearm was brandished. The investigation revealed a 24 year old woman and a one year old juvenile were inside a home in the area when the woman heard a knock at the door. When the woman answered the door, she saw a female and according to the news release, the female stepped back and three black male suspects forced their way into the home. One of the suspects brandished a firearm and held the victim while the other two searched the residence. One of the suspects struck the juvenile, who had minor injuries from the hit. The suspects took property from the victim before fleeing the area. Columbia Police are continuing their investigation and is asking anyone with any information to contact the department at(573) 874-7652, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
MACON COUNTY WRECKS
A couple of wrecks were investigated by the Highway Patrol in Macon County Thursday. 21 year old Cody R. Hall of Macon received minor injuries around 6:30 Thursday night and was treated at Samaritan Hospital after he swerved to avoid another auto and drove off the right side of the road where he over corrected and his vehicle came to rest in a ditch and struck a fence. That occurred on Kestrel Avenue, south of Kermit Street, approximately 2 miles south of Macon. Earlier in the day around 4:45 pm, Tabitha M. Hubler of Anabel was attempting to make a left turn onto Olympic and turned in the path of a westbound vehicle on US 36 driven by A couple from Illinois. 68 year old Cathy S. Pierce and 70 year old Eran K. Pierce of East Peoria, Ill were transported to the Macon hospoital for treatment of minor injuries
KIDNAPPING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MACON COUNTY
This past Monday night at approximately 9:30PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 600 block of Summit in reference to a child being taken without permission. Responding personnel spoke with the legal guardian of a male infant. The infant’s mother is Toinyia Combs, age 20 of Mexico. The guardian had met Combs in a public place, allowing Combs to visit with the infant. Combs then took the infant to a car and drove from the area, despite the guardian attempting to stop her.
Law enforcement statewide was notified of the incident, and at approximately 11:11PM, a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol located Combs and the infant in Macon County. The infant was returned to the guardian uninjured, and Combs was arrested and held in the Macon County Jail pending MPSD and the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney obtaining a warrant for Parental Kidnapping.
BUSY WEEKEND WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA THIS WEEKEND
A number of events are scheduled around the area this weekend including the Kids Fishing Day at Wallace State Park, south of Cameran, the Brookfield Summer Festival and of course its Railroad Days in Moberly just to name a few. Another event that is scheduled is totally free takes place Saturday as Van Meter State Park where they will host two free, family friendly programs 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the park. Native American Games will be held at the park’s ball field where participants will learn about and play culturally important traditional games that Native Americans have used throughout history to teach children hunting skills and sacred stories and to build community. Mammal Mayhem will be held in the park’s small shelter house where participants will learn to identify the different types of mammals that live at the park and in other state parks around Missouri. Van Meter is home to a variety of species ranging from flying squirrels to bobcats. When hiking, camping or just spending time in nature, it is common to find mammal tracks, scat, fur and other signs of mammal habitation. Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Highway 122, Miami. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
CHILLICOTHE POLICE WARN OF SCAM
On Wednesday, the Chillicothe Police Department reported a scam going around by telephone. According to the report, residents have received calls that appear to be from the PD itself. The reports are that the scammers are using the Chillicothe Police Department phone numbers and requesting the citizen’s address, so they can send the citizen an envelope, and the citizen can mail the scammer money for donations. The Chillicothe Police Department wants everyone to know this is a scam and they are not requesting donations
SEARCH WARRANT SERVED AS PART OF MULTI MONTH INVESTIGATION
Two people were arrested and a large amount of drugs were seized following a search warrant on a residence in the 1400 block of Polk Street in Chillicothe. According to the release, members of the PD along with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant around 4 PM on Tuesday, June 12th. Two people were arrested….47 year old Rodney Henderson, and 34 year old Mandy Stover. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance w/intent to distribute and endangering the welfare of a child. The report indicates that officers seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine and marijuana in addition to evidence of narcotics distribution. The narcotics search warrant is part of a multi-month investigation involving the Chillicothe Police Department, the Lafayette County Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Both suspects were still in custody at the Daviess DeKalk Regional Jail at last word.
NEW COUNTIES ADDED IN ATTEMPT TO KEEP CWD FROM SPREADING
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in or near them. The seven new counties are: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, and Perry. The feeding ban for these seven new counties becomes effective July 1st, These seven new counties join 41 existing counties of the Department’s CWD Management Zone where feeding deer and placing minerals for deer is restricted. The Zone consists of counties in or near where cases of the disease have been found. The 48 counties are: Adair, Barry, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Grundy, Hickory, Jefferson, Knox, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Ozark, Perry, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, and Washington. According to the Wildlife Code of Missouri, the placement of grain, salt products, minerals, and other consumable natural and manufactured products used to attract deer is prohibited year-round within counties of the CWD Management Zone. Exceptions are feed placed within 100 feet of any residence or occupied building, feed placed in such a manner to reasonably exclude access by deer, and feed and minerals present solely as a result of normal agricultural or forest management, or crop and wildlife food production practices. “CWD is spread from deer to deer and the potential for transmission increases when deer are unnaturally congregated,”
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR DAIRY FARMERS EXTENDED
The USDA has extended the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy until June 22nd. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin, the difference between the price of milk and feed costs, falls below leverls of protection selected by the applicant. USSA has already issued more than $80 million for margi ns triggered in February, March and April and USDA offices are continuing to processing remaining payments daily. The re-enrollment deadline was previously extended through June 8th as many producers were in the field. The deadline is being extended a second time to ensure that dairy producers are given every opportunity to make a calculated decision and enroll in the program if they choose. This will be the last opportunity for producers to take advantage of this years program.
FAY CANNOT RUN FOR JUDGE DESPITE PARDON OF FELONIES
Linn County lawyer Josh Fay cannot run for judge due to prior felonies, despite a governor's pardon. The Western District Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision to keep Joshua Fay from running in the August primary for Linn County associate circuit judge according to a story posted on KMIZ.com. Fay received a pardon in 2016 from then-Gov. Jay Nixon for three felonies he pleaded guilty to in 1995. The court wrote that while Nixon's pardon may clear his felony convictions, it did not erase the fact that Fay entered guilty pleas. State law prohibits a person from running for office if they have plead guilty to a felony. The court heavily cited the 2016 state Supreme Court decision Hill v. Boyer that kept a man from getting a concealed carry permit due to his prior guilty pleas to felony charges. The high court said that state law stops someone from getting a permit if they plead guilty to a felony, despite Hill completing his probation 40 years before applying for the permit, and arguing that the completion "obliterated" his felony convictions. The appeals court in Fay's case said it was concerned about the court's focus on the wording of the state's disqualification law, giving power of the pardon to the legislative branch. "Hill gives the legislature power to dictate the effect of gubernatorial pardons despite the fact that the Constitution gives the pardon power to the executive rather than the legislative branch." Anthony Bonuchi, Fay's attorney, said they would be asking the Supreme Court to both consider their case, and reconsider the Hill decision. "As it stands today, the scope of the governor’s constitutional pardon power—which in our system serves as a vital safety value against individual injustices and unnecessarily harsh results that can from time to time occur in our criminal law—is in doubt," Bonuchi told ABC 17 News. Ivan Schraeder, attorney for Linn County, did not respond to an email seeking comment.
KIRKSVILLE MAN DIES IN ACCIDENT
A Kirksville man is dead following an accident in Adair County, one mile north of Kirksville on Highway 63 around 3:20 Tuesday afternoon. The patrol said 80 year old Gene D. McVey was southbound when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned. According to various sources, McVey was pinned under the truck when it overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner, Brian Koe and his body was taken to Travis Noe Funeral Home. The patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and Adair County First Responders.
MILAN WOMAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT FOLLOWING WRECK
A Milan woman sustained serious injuries at 8:15 PM last (Tues) night. The patrol said 23 year old Jakeob T. Stark of Unionville was southbound on Missouri 5, 2 miles north of Milan and was distracted by a cell phone, and swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. His vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Stark had minor injuries and was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. A passenger, 26 year old Cassie M. Sotz of Milan sustained serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Life Flight Eagle. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan County First Responders, and the Sullivan County Rural Fire Department provided assistance on the scene
BOONE COUNTY ONE CAR WRECK
A Bourbon, MO driver received moderate injuries in Boone County just before 3am Tuesday in addition to being arrested on 12 charges related to that crash. The patrol said 35 year old Tabitha L. Freeman was northbound on US 63 at Turkey Creek when her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a concrete bridge rail and began to rotate. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and went off the other side of the road and came to rest facing southbound. The driver was transported to University Hospital for treatment. In addition, the patrol arrested the driver on 12 charges. 1) FELONY DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 2) FELONY POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, METHAMPHETAMINE, 23 GRAMS 3) PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS, 3 GRAMS - FELONY 4) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 37 PILLS - ALPRAZOLAM 5) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 1 PILL - ACETAMINOPHEN AND HYDROCODONE 6) POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - LESS THAN 1 GRAM OF HEROIN 7) POSSESSION OF LESS THAN 35 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA 8) POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 9) DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED 10) C&I OPERATION INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT 11) DWI - DRUGS 12) NO INSURANCE.
FULTON DRIVER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN WRECK
An 18 year old man from Fulton sustained minor injuries and was taken to Fulton Medical Center for treatment after an accident on County Road 204, one and a half miles east of County Road 305 in Callaway County shortly after 9 o’clock last (TUES) night. The patrol said Michael A. Hyde served to miss a deer and struck a fence.
NO INJURIES FOR IOWA DRIVER – TRUCK TOTALED IN KNOX COUNTY
KTVO.com reports a driver was able to walk away after his box truck was totaled when it crashed into dense woods in rural Knox County Tuesday afternoon. According to NEMO News, Michael Wolfe, 32, of Newton, Iowa, was driving northbound on Missouri Highway 11 approximately 1.5 miles east of the Adair County line when he hit the side of a bridge, lost control of his vehicle and left the right side of the road. The Box Truck then went down an embankment and into the woods near the highway. The vehicle hit several trees, which demolished the front end of the truck and ripped open the cargo container which held a load of tires. Wolfe, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was not injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the box truck was a total loss. The Knox County Ambulance District, Knox County Rescue Squad, Baring Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on scene.
AREA ARRESTS BY PATROL IN PAST 24 HOURS
State Troopers have made several arrests involving people from the area. 36 yerar old Curtis O. Clevenger of Cameron was charged with Felony Driving while Intoxicated – Chronic Offender, Felony No Valid Operators’ License – 3rd Offence and Felony Fleeing. He was arrested in Clinton County at 8:15 last (TUES) night and was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. 46 year old Robbie N. Watson of Chillicothe is on a 12 hour hold at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a Driving while Intoxicated 1st offense misdemeanor charge as well as a lane violation. He was picked up shortly after 10 o’clock last (TUES) night in Dekalb County. 22 year old Ridge L. Clevenger of Columbia was arrested around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon on two charges including DWI – Drug Intoxication and Careless and Imprudent Driving involving a traffic crash. He was taken to the Boone County jail pending bond. 32 year old Nathan R. McKim of Novinger has has been arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail. In addition, 37 year old Lisa M. Wilson of Novinger has been charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to the Adair County Jail and later released. McKim and Wilson were both arrested at 10:17 AM Tuesday morning. And finally, at 9:10 AM Tuesday, 33 year old Christopher M. Dussetschleger was charged with felony driving without a valid driver’s license – 3rd offense as well as Failure to Affix plates to vehicle. He was taken to the Audrain County jail on the bondable charges.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS – WEEKEND ROUNDUP
MOBERLY POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION AFTER WOMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR ROAD
The Moberly Police Department responded to a report of a dead body along a roadway and they say foul play is not suspected. In a news release Sunday, police say the body was that of a female who was discovered just north of the intersection of Highway 24 and Robertson Road.
CHILLICOTHE MAN DROWNS IN THOMPSON RIVER
A Chillicothe man died just before 5:30 pm Saturday in Livingston County. The patrol reports 18 year old Michael D. Cappell of Chillicothe was in the Thompson River, 2 miles north of the Grand River, approximately 2 miles west of Chillicothe when he entered an area of deep water. The man was unable to swim and drowned. His body was recovered by Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Operations Troopers just before 6pm and was transported to Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe after being pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Deputy Coroner. The Livingston County Sher’ffs Department, Livingston County First Responders, Trenton Dive Team, Bethany Dive Team, and Missouri Task Force One K-9 provided assistance on the scene. This would also mark the first death on Troop H waterways this year as no other boating or drowning incident reports are listed for 2018 in the Troop H area.
DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP AND CRASHES INTO TELEPHONE POLE
A Milan driver received minor injuries in a one vehicle wreck in Sullivan County around 11 o’clock last (SUN) night. The patrol said 29 year old Yol D. Bol was eastbound on County Road Silver Road, 5 miles south of Milan when he fell asleep. The vehicle rand off the right side of the roadway and struck a telephone pole. The driver was transported by Sullivan County Ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan for treatment. The patrol was assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.
THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN RALLS COUNTY ACCIDENT
The highway patrol reports three people were injured shortly after 6 o’clock Saturday night in Ralls County on Route J, 4 miles north of Perry. A northbound vehicle driven by 43 year old Jennifer R. Andrews was coming to a stop when it was hit from behind by another northbound auto driven by 33 year old Jodi L. Butler of Warrenton. Both drivers and a passenger in the Andrews auto, 40 year old Gary L. Jefferies of Hannibal had moderate injuries and were transported by Ralls County Amublance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Perry PD and Perry Fire Department provided on-scene assistance.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY
A motorcycle accident occurred at Highway 19 at the North Outer Road in Montgomery County at 1:20 PM Saturday. The patrol said 28 year old Daniel S. Tooley was making a right turn and hit an unknown oil based liquid in the roadway causing the cycle to slide and overturn. Tooley wasn’t injured, however 30 year old Trisha E. Vernon of California sustained minor injuries and was transported to Hermann Regional Hospital by Montgomery County Ambulance.
FULTON MOTORCYCLIST TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
A man from Fulton was injured and taken to University Hospital in Columbia following a Callaway County accident on Route HH at County Road 214. The patrol said 23 year old Dillon M. Wood was southbound during the noon hour Sunday and failed to negotiate a curve. His motorcycle went off the road striking a ditch. The extent of his injuries wasn’t listed.
BOAT CAPSIZES AT THOUSAND HILLS STATE PARK
KTVO and KTVO.com has now learned what caused a 16-foot bass boat to capsize Saturday evening on Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park. Water Patrol Officer Ray Jagger with the Kirksville Police Department said Sunday morning that the boat sank because it was overloaded with people and equipment. He said the watercraft was equipped with a lot of extra lighting. Jagger said the boat capsized about 100 yards from the area of the park called "The Point." The five people onboard were rescued by employees of the Kirksville Police Department, Thousand Hills Marina and Missouri State Parks. Jagger told KTVO no one was injured in the incident. KTVO’s first story said Emergency crews responded to the report of a boat sinking at Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville early Saturday night. According to a witness on scene, the boat had roughly six people on board. The craft took on water quickly as it left the marina area.
A bystander at 'The Point' called emergency personnel. Those crews as well as other bystanders worked to retrieve the boat from Forest Lake and pull it to shore. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
COLUMBIA POLICE SEARCHING FOR DRIVER AFTER HIT AND RUN IN DOWNTOWN AREA
The Columbia Police Department is investigating and looking for a driver involved in a hit and run Sunday night in downtown Columbia. According to the report police were called just before 10:30 Sunday night when a car ran a red light and hit a car of broadway. No one was injured and police do have a suspect in the case
TWO TRENTON TEENAGERS INJURED IN THURSDAY NIGHT ATV ACCIDENT
A car and ATV collision sent two Trenton teenagers to the hospital. The patrol said an ATV driven by 14 year old Riley G. Rorebeck of Trenton had navigated a turn from NW 40th Street onto NW 50th Street. An SUV operated by 22 year old Kyle D. Perry of Jamesport was westbound on 50th Street and struck the ATV from behind, ejecting the driver and a passenger, identified as 15 year old Garit M. Leper of Trenton. Leper had serious injuries and Rorebeck sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by Grunday County EMS to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton for treatment. That accident happened just before 8:30 pm in Grundy County, about 4 miles east of Brimson.
A Jefferson City, MO man received moderate injuries in an accident involving a farm tractor Thursday morning. According to a Highway Patrol report, Jerome Kampeter was eastbound Thursday morning on U.S 54 at Route J when he lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the right side of the road, and overturned when re-entering the highway. Kampeter was transported by ambulance to a Jefferson City hospital.
STREET FIGHT MAY HAVE LET TO MAN BEING HIT BY CAR
On Wednesday, at approximately 11:00PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 300 block of Craig Street in reference to a person being hit by a car. Responding personnel learned that Amanda Walker, age 21 of Laddonia, was traveling south on Craig street when she struck Richard Dollens, of Mexico, who was in the roadway. This apparently occurred after Dollens and another man were in a fight in the 700 block of MacFarlane and a group of people gathered leading to other, smaller fights breaking out. Walker’s vehicle received damage from the crash. Dollens complained of pain to his left side and he was later taken to SSM Health / St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain by friends and family. His injuries were treated and he was released. MPSD is continuing the investigation to determine appropriate charges against the various people involved.
PATROL TROOP B ARRESTS
A Kirksville man was arrested just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The Patrol reports 52 year old Fred K. Craig was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. He’s being held on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail. At 1:50 pm yesterday, 29 year old Clayton W. Munn of Kirksville was picked up and charged with felony resisting arrest along with felony Adair County warrants for Burglary and Forgery.
5TH ANNUAL TRACTOR CRUISE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is holding its fifth annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise on July 21, 2018. Tractors will travel through Buchanan County, Missouri, on a 38-mile loop that will begin and end at the Ag Power John Deere dealership at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 36 and SE State Hwy. Z. The tractor cruise begins at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $35 for open-station tractors and $50 for air-conditioned cab tractors. The fee includes a Farm Bureau gift, an event photo, lunch and snacks. Model year 1985 and older tractors are welcome. Participants that register on or before July 7 will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Spectators can view the tractors up close at the lunch stop at the FFA building in Gower, Missouri. Lunch for non-participants is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The cruise will again include a poker run for participants. The Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was established in 1996 to provide a dedicated funding source for agricultural education and leadership development programs. Registration information, sponsorship information, official rules and a route map are available at Missouri farm bureau dot org. mofb.org/FoundationForAg.aspx
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
SERIOUS INJURIES IN ATV ACCIDENT
A Huntsville man received serious injuries when the ATV he was riding overturned. The patrol said 66 year old Randall L. Welch sustained serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. This accident occurred on private property three miles south of Huntsville. Several agencies assisted at the scene including The Randolph County Sheriff’s office Randoloph County Fire, Randolph County FireAmbulance and Air Evac.
FIVE NOW CHARGED IN DEATH OF MAN ENCASED IN CONCREETE IN FULTON STORAGE SHED
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Five people have been charged in the death of a developmentally disabled Missouri man whose body was found encased in concrete months after he disappeared. Two of those arrested and charged Tuesday ran the home in Fulton where 31-year-old Carl DeBrodie lived before he disappeared in 2016. His body was found in April 2017 in a Fulton storage shed. Callaway County Prosecutor Christopher Wilson announced that 53-year-old Sherry Paulo and 58-year-old Anthony R. Flores, both of Fulton, face five counts in DeBrodie's death, including first-degree involuntary manslaughter. The three others face misdemeanors of making a false report of a missing person.A lawsuit filed last week alleged Paulo and Flores took DeBrodie to their home, forced him to fight and then left him to die before disposing of his body.
BROOKFIELD BRIEFING ISSUED POLICE BUSY
Drug Arrest - On May 23 at 2346 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Main Street. Upon making contact with the driver, Chad Bond, 34 of Lancaster, Kansas, Bond advised that he didn’t have a valid license. Dispatch confirmed Bond’s suspended status out of Kansas. Bond was then placed under arrest. During a search of Bond’s person, incident to arrest, officers recovered a small baggie with a crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine. At that time, the passenger, identified as Sarah Roettgen, 33 of St. Joseph, was asked to exit the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers recovered additional methamphetamine, syringes, baggies and a scale. Roettgen and Bond where then transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. While at the police station, officers recovered a small box from Roettgen’s left hip pocket. Inside the box was a crystal-like residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Both Bond and Roettgen have each been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with bond set at $20,000.00 cash or surety.
No Valid Operator’s License - On May 25 at 0023 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Brunswick and Thompson Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, George Zumick, 39 of Brookfield, didn’t have a valid operator’s license. Zumick was arrested at 0031 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Zumick was released at 0057 hrs. with an Associate Court summons for No Valid Operator’s License.
Burglary - On May 25 at 1222 hrs., officers took a report of a theft. The reporting party stated that sometime between May 23 and May 25, an unknown suspect(s) removed a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs yard decoration from their garage in the 300 block of Sanford Street. The reporting party also advised that a white in color fireproof lock-box was taken from their vehicle. The lock-box contained approximately $1,000.00 in cash, a silver wedding ring set, and a Churchill Driveway pocket watch. The reporting party valued the stolen items at $3290.00. The investigation is ongoing.
Drug Arrest - On May 26 at 1818 hrs., officers, accompanied by Probation & Parole, responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Robard Street for a home visit of a Katlyn Fainter, 20 of Brookfield. Upon arrival, officers were met by Fainter and David Norval Jr., 38 who also resides at the address. During a search of the residence, officers recovered several baggies with residue that would field-test positive for methamphetamine. Officers also recovered several used syringes and homemade smoking pipes. Fainter and Norval have each been charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash or surety each.
Burglary - On May 27 at 1207 hrs., officers responded to the 1000 block of Courtland Street for a report of a delayed burglary. The reporting party stated that sometime between May 22 and May 27, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took a 65 inch projection television from a bedroom. Officers observed signs of forced entry to the back door. The reporting party valued the television at $50.00. The investigation is ongoing.
Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On May 27 at 2327 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on US 36 near the East city limits. A routine NCIC/MULES check showed that the driver, Olivia Hatch 25 of Chicago, Illinois, had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Hatch was arrested at 2343 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Hatch was later released with Associate Court summonses for Driving While Suspended/Revoked and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit (20 - 25 MPH).
Judicial Order Arrest - On May 29 at 0920hrs., officers arrested Casondra Johnston, 50 of Brookfield, in the 300 block of Burnham Street on a Judicial Order. Johnston was transported to the Brookfield Police Department and later transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a 120 day detention.
Warrant Arrest - On May 29 at 1502 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Clapp, 36 of Brookfield, in the 700 block of Market Street on a Probation/Parole warrant for violating the terms of court-ordered supervision. Clapp was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing and later turned over to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to be held on a $25,000.00 cash-only bond.
Robbery/Assault - On May 29 at 1534 hrs., officers took a report of a robbery and assault. The reporting party stated that he was approached by two suspects in a maroon pickup near the 400 block of South Main Street. The reporting party stated that he was assaulted by the suspects and that the suspects stole his lawnmower. The victim was unable to give a brand name or size of the mower as it was given to him by his aunt. The victim declined medical treatment and the investigation is ongoing.
Warrant Arrest - On May 30 at 1455 hrs., officers arrested Elijah Brown, 36 of Brookfield, in the 500 block of East Wood Street on an outstanding St. Charles County Department of Corrections warrant for Non-support. Brown was transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Brown was released at 1600 hrs. after posting the $2676.02 cash-only bond.
Driving While Intoxicated - On May 31 at 0535 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of West Helm Street. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Gage Maxwell, 21 of Brookfield, officers observed several signs of impairment. After a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Maxwell was arrested at 0558 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Maxwell refused to provide a sample of his breath, so a warrant was obtained for a sample of Maxwell’s blood. At approximately 0806 hrs., a sample of Maxwell’s blood was obtained. Maxwell was later released with Associate Court summonses for Driving While Intoxicated and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit (20 - 25 MPH).
No Valid Operator’s License - On May 31 at 1038 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop of a motorcycle in the 200 block of East Helm Street. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Jesse Brock, 20 of Columbia, didn’t have a valid operator’s license. Brock was arrested at 1049 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Brock was released at 1116 hrs. with a Municipal Court summons for Operating a Motorcycle Without a Valid Operator’s License.
Vehicle Crash - On May 31 at 1743 hrs., officers responded to the intersection of North Monroe and East Brooks Streets for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Gary Kitchen, 73 of Bucklin, was traveling southbound on North Monroe Street in a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis when the Mercury was struck on the passenger side by a 1998 Dodge pickup driven by Curtis Gammill, 73 of Brookfield. Gammill stated that he was distracted by his passenger and failed to stop at the stop sign. The Mercury sustained moderate damage while the Dodge sustained minor damage. Gammill was issued Municipal Court summonses for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to Display a Valid City Sticker.
Warrant Arrest - On May 31 at 2135 hrs., officers arrested Matthew Groves, 45 of Brookfield, in the 200 block of Macon Street on an outstanding no-bond warrant out of Dallas County for Child Neglect. Groves also had an outstanding warrant out of Clinton County for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Unlawful Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (bond $415.45 cash-only). Groves was turned over the Linn County Sheriff’s Office for transport to the Macon County Jail.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS
ONE PERSON INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK
A one vehicle accident in Callaway sent a Holts Summit driver to the hospital. The patrol said 26 year old Kirk R. Stafford was eastbound on Route AA at County Road 4005 at 6am Monday when his vehicle went off the road, struck a tree and overturned. Stafford received serious injuries and was transported via Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia.
HIGH SPEED CHASE WITH STOLEN VEHICLE LANDS SHELBINA MAN IN JAIL
KHQA TV is reporting on their website several area authorities were involved in a chase that ended in Monroe City Sunday afternoon. According to the report On Sunday afternoon, the Monroe City Police Department was contacted by Monroe County Joint Communications in regards to a vehicle pursuit with a stolen vehicle initiated by the Shelbina Police Department and the MIssouri State Highway Patrol on Highway 36 headed west towards Monroe City. Monroe City Officers responded to the area of Stoddard Street and Highway 36. The suspect vehicle entered Monroe City and headed eastbound on Stoddard Street and proceeded to flee from officers. The vehicle eventually crashed on West Border Street and the driver, Ryan William Albin, fled on foot. Albin was taken into custody following a short foot pursuit. Albin, 26 of Shelbina, was transported to the police department on a 24-hour investigative hold. After he was processed, the Shelbina Police Department took Albin into custody and transported him to the Shelby County Jail. Charges are pending prosecutor review. In the original story, Shelbina Police confirmed a stolen vehicle was recovered during a a pursuit in Monroe City, Sunday and that a subject was in custody. According to the departments Facebook page, police found numerous power tools inside the carbelieved to be stolen from the surrounding area. If someone has had a theft, you’re asked to contact the Shelbina Police Deparmtnet as the investigation is still ongoing.
PEDESTRIAN HIT AND RUN IN MOBERLY MONDAY
Moberly Police were busy investigating a a reported hit and run accident involving a pedestrian. Police say they were called to the intersection of Epperson and Lee Streets on Monday after reports of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian and the vehicle then leaving the scene. A 17 year old from Moberly was transported to MRMC for leg injuries. Officers learned a vehicle that had left the scene of the crash hit a 17-year-old boy from Moberly. The teenage boy was taken to MRMC for leg injuries.The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 16-year-old girl from Moberly. She was found and detained for leaving the scene of an accident.
HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY AT SWAN LAKE
A major project is underway near Sumner. A project that encompasses nearly 2000 acres at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuse. A One Million Dollar grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and 2.14 Million Dollars in matching funds from project partners is providing the necessary funding. The projects purpose is to expand the amount of wetland habitat while converting portions of the higher ground to grassland.
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06/1/18 – 06/04/18
THREE INJURED IN MONROE COUNTY WRECK SATURDAY
A one-vehicle wreck in Monroe County just before noon Saturday sent three people to the hospital. The patrol reports Madison S. Hadley of Monroe City was behind the wheel on Monroe County Road 595, six miles south of Monroe City at 11:55 AM when her vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver and a passenger, 17 year old Jarrad W. Verdeir of Palmyra both received moderate injuries and were transported to Harland Regional Hospital in Hannibal. Another passenger, Alivia D Graddy of Vandalia had minor injuries and was also transported to Hannibal Regional. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe City Fire Department and Monroe County Ambulance assisted at the scene.
PALMYRA DRIVER SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN MARION COUNTY WRECK
A 21 year old Palymra man received moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital following a one vehicle accident in Marion County on Highway 168, approximately 4 miles west of Palmyra at 2:22 PM Saturday afternoon. The patrol reports a pickup operated by 21 year old Nathan M. Smith of Palmyra ran off the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels in a field. The Palmyra Fire Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Marion County EMS provided assistance.
CENTRALIA RESIDENTS INJURED IN ACCIDENT
The patrol investigated an accident early Saturday morning in Boone County on Pinnacles Road, north of the Highway 63 Crossover. 29 year old Boone L. Lee of Centralia was the driver of a sport side by side utility vehicle when the vehicle struck a guardrail at the end of the roadway and became airborne, ejecting the driver and a passenger, identified as 31 year old Ashley M. Dodge of Centralia. Dodge had moderate injuries while Lee sustained serious injuries. Both were taken to University Hospital for treatment by Boone County Ambulance. Lee was charged with DWI – Alcohol with Physical Injury and Careless and Imprudent operation of a utility vehicle.
EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORM PLAYS PART IN DEKALB COUNTY WRECK
Thunderstorms moving through the area Saturday morning downed a tree across parts of the southbound lane of US 69 in Dekalb county. The patrol crash report said 43 year old Kiristie L. Nichols was southbound on US 69 at 5:15 AM Saturday and came upon a tree that had fallen across the highway. The driver attempted unsuccessfully to avoid striking the fallen tree. She lost control and the auto went off the right side of the roadway where it struck another tree. The vehicle came to rest off the west side of the roadway on its wheels. The driver was transported to a hospital in St. Joseph for treatment of minor injuries.
BOONE COUNTY FISHERMAN FINDS MORE THAN FISH SATURDAY AFTERNOON
KMIZ.com reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to investigate after a car was found in Perche Creek Saturday afternoon. Firefighters with the Boone County Fire Protection District said they were originally called to the area off South Old Plank Road just before 4 p.m. after a fisherman found the car with sonar equipment. Firefighters confirmed a car was in the water, but said they didn't know if anyone was hurt or inside the car. The Highway Patrol was called in to retrieve the car. Locals the car has been in the water for decades. Troopers confirmed the car looked old. The Highway Patrol said divers may return to the scene in a few days.
COLUMBIA MAN IN HIGHWAY 63 WRECK SUNDAY AFTERNOON
The Highway patrol said 51 year old Ronald J. Voeglie of Columbia was the driver of a southbound vehicle on US 63, just south of Dripping Springs Road that went off the roadway and struck a guardrail. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Boone Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
PATROL ARREST REPORTS
A Kirksville woman was arrested by the Highway Patrol at 9:22 PM in Adair County and charged with DWI-1st offense and failure to use a turn signal. She was taken to the Adair County Jail and then released.
MARCELINE POLICE REPORT
On Friday, June 1st the Marceline Police Department issued their Police Brief on their Facebook page which covered activities for the past several days.
183 Security checks completed
05/21- Officers responded to the 300 block of West Hauser in reference to a noise complaint.
05/21- Mike Gandy, 38, of Marceline was arrested on a charge of possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.
05/21- Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1600 block of North Missouri. No vehicle was located.
05/22- Officers assisted the Linn County Sheriff’s department with locating a missing child.
05/22- Officers responded to a mattress on fire in the 100 block of East Howell.
05/22- Thomas Oldham, 62, of Marceline was issued a summons for illegal burning.
05/23- Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of East Chicago. No vehicle was located.
05/23- Officers took a walk in repot at the police department of a stolen credit card. The matter is still under investigation.
05/23- Danielle Cooper, 31, of Sunrise Beach MO was issued a summons for speeding.
05/24- Officers assisted Marceline First Responders with a person who fell in the 1700 block of North Missouri.
05/24- Officers kept the peace in the 200 block of West Truman. No problems reported.
05/24- Officers conducted a well-being check in the 200 block of West Hauser. Anything was found to be fine.
05/24- Officers took a property damage report in the 1100 block of North Randolph.
05/25-Officers responded to the 500 block of South Missouri in reference to a noise complaint.
05/25- James Thurston, 39, of Marceline was issued a summons for failing to stop for a school bus.
05/26- Officers conducted a well-being check in the 300 block of East Walker. Everything was found to be fine.
05/26- Officers investigated an auto accident in the 300 block of East Gracia.
05/26- Officers responded to the Sunset Hills area in reference to a possible domestic disturbance. It was determined to be a verbal disagreement.
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LADDONIA MAN DIES IN RALLS COUNTY WRECK
A wreck on MO 19, 1 mile east of Perry in Ralls County has claimed the life of a Laddonia man. 59 year old Darren W. Campbell of Laddonia was killed when his northbound vehicle failed to yield and attempted to make a left hand turn onto westbound Highway 154 shortly before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. His vehicle was struck by a southbound tractor trailer driven by 58 year old John E. Luebrecht of Mexico. Following the initial collision, the Campbell vehicle ran off the road, overturned and came to rest on its top in a ditch, partially submerged in water. The Chief Deputy with the Ralls County Sheriff’s office pronounced Campbell deceased at the scene. The other driver sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Audrain Medical Center in Mexico for treatment. The highway patrol crash team was called to aid in the investigation. In addition to the crash team, the patrol was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriffs Department, Ralls County Ambulance, Perry Fire and the Perry Police Department.
LAPLATA DRIVER INJURED IN CRASH
An accident on Highway 156, one mile east of Laplata around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon resulted in moderate injuries. 18 year old Hunter Graves was behind the wheel when his eastbound pickup rear ended another eastbound vehicle that had slowed because of a westbound vehicle that was in the eastbound lane. After the collision, the other driver left the scene. Graves was taken by private auto to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. Assistance was provided at the scene by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Laplata Police Department, Laplata Fire Department and Laplata First Responders.
MONROE COUNTY ACCIDENT
A Paris man was injured in a motorcycle crash around 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 44 year old Brian W. Chase was eastbound and failed to notice a vehicle stopping. He lost control of his motorcycle and overturned on the road resulting in moderate injuries. He was transported to the VA Hospital in Columbia for treatment. Randolph County Ambulance, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Madison Fire Department assisted. The wreck occurred on US 24, one mile east of Holiday in Monroe County.
ROBBERY REPORTED IN MEXICO
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at approximately 1:05AM, an 18 year-old man from Poplar Bluff came into the Mexico Public Safety Department. The man had an injury to his head and reported that he had been assaulted, and money was taken from him. The man stated he was walking from a convenience store and was in the 200 block of N Clark Street, when he was approached by several people in a truck similar to a 90s model, green Ford Ranger. The people hit him several times and took his money before fleeing the area. The man did not require medical attention for his injuries. Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (573) 581-2100.
JOINT INVESTIGATION BY MACON POLICE AND MACON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
In a news release this past Friday, the Macon Police Department and Macon County Sheriff's Office said they have been conducting a joint investigation into the recent rash of thefts from motor vehicles within the City and County. Macon Police Department has received numerous reports of items being taken from inside unlocked vehicles recently throughout the city limits. On 05/21/2018, the Macon Police Department applied for and executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of East Union Street with the assistance of Macon County Sheriff's Deputies. During the search warrant, officers recovered stolen property as evidence in addition to several items of drug paraphernalia being located and seized. As a result, police made one arrest and additional arrests are pending. One male suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. The Macon Chief of Police stated, "Officers believe there are more victims than those who have reported thefts and are asking for citizens who believe items were taken to please contact their local law enforcement to aid in the investigation and return of stolen property.
FFA OFFICER TRAINING WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED AT NCMC.
The Missouri FFA Association conducted officer training workshops on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton on Wednesday, May 30th. Approximately 200 Chapter FFA officers and advisors from high schools across northwest Missouri participated in the workshops. LEAD workshops are held at eight sites throughout Missouri with more than 1,200 chapter officers expected to participate, according to Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA Executive Secretary. “The training session focuses on empowering officer teams to work together effectively. Topics addressed including handling team conflict, team conduct standards and effective use of chapter committees.” Past and current Missouri FFA Officers led the training sessions. These conferences are sponsored by the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund.
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Nine Traffic Fatalities, Zero Boating
Fatalities, Zero Drownings Over Memorial Day Weekend
Nine people died in traffic crashes over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, nine people were killed during the three-day weekend. During the counting period of 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018, the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 294 traffic crashes which included 124 injuries and eight of the nine fatalities. Troopers also arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated and made 102 drug arrests. During the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Patrol investigated 345 traffic crashes which included 128 injuries and five of the nine fatalities. Over last year’s holiday weekend, troopers arrested 107 people for driving while intoxicated and made 125 drug arrests. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2018 Memorial Day weekend. Marine operations troopers investigated 12 boating crashes involving 10 injuries. There were no drownings during the 2018 Memorial Day holiday. Marine operations troopers arrested 16 boaters for boating while intoxicated and made 29 drug arrests. There was one boating fatality over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Troopers investigated 15 boating crashes involving seven injuries. Two people drowned over last year’s Memorial Day holiday. Troopers arrested 20 people for boating while intoxicated and made six drug arrests. Of the nine traffic crash fatalities, eight were investigated by the Patrol. One person was pronounced dead due to a traffic crash on May 28, 2018. Richard Watson, 23, died when the motorcycle he was riding traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Watson was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in some trees. The crash occurred in Ray County westbound on Missouri Highway 210 after Missouri Highway EE. It is unknown what day or time the crash occurred; Watson was reported missing on May 28. Ray County Coroner Bart William pronounced Watson deceased May 28 at the scene. The Ray County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. By the way, Troop F troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) from Friday, May 25, 2018, through Monday, May 28, 2018, meaning every available officer was on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Troop F reported zero fatal traffic crashes, but investigated 33 traffic crashes that included 13 injuries. Troopers made 20 DWI arrests. Troopers assigned to Lake of the Ozarks worked extended shifts--12 hours--during the Memorial Day weekend. There were zero boating fatalities and zero drownings in Troop F. Troopers investigated five boating crashes involving six injuries. Troopers arrested six people for boating while intoxicated.
PLEA SENTENCING CONTINUES AS FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED ADLEDGING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT CHILLICOTHE PRISON
According to the KMIZ TV on-line story, a federal lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, claiming that an officer and a former therapist violently and repeatedly attacked their victim during their working hours at the prison. The corrections officer, Edward Bearden, is still employed. The therapist, John Dunn, is not. According to Court records, on April 10th as part of a plea agreement, Dunn entered a guilty plea in exchange for dropping a second Felony count of Sodomy, with a recommendation by the Prosecutor of four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections with a suspended execution of sentence, with the possibility he could receive more time than recommended Dunn’s sentencing is scheduled for 9:00am June 12th at the Livingston County Courthouse with Judge Thomas Chapman officiating. The charges were initially filed on September 22, 2017. Karen Backues Keil, the victim in the lawsuit, was incarcerated from 2011 until 2017 for stealing and forgery. She was released on Feb. 1, 2017. While imprisoned, beginning in 2012, Bearden allegedly started sexually attacking her. Keil told Dunn of the abuse, who then allegedly started sexually assaulted her as well.
MEXICO ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED
On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 2:25AM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 600 block of Wade Street in reference to a robbery. Responding officers spoke with a 55 year-old man from Indiana who was in town for the holiday weekend. The victim reported being at a local bar, buying drinks for many of the bar patrons, when a man he did not know approached him and asked if he wanted to go to a private party when the bar closed. The victim went with the man to the 600 block of Wade Street where the man punched the victim and took some money and personal effects. Investigation identified the suspect as Teron A. Belcher, age 36 of Mexico. On Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 10:31PM, Belcher was arrested without incident. He was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail to post bond for Robbery 2nd Degree. The victim did seek medical attention for injuries sustained during the incident.
CHILD SAFETY EVENT SCHEDULED IN MACON
Missouri Highway Patrol Troop B will be participating in a child safety seat inspection at Macon-Atlanta Bank, 1513 North Missouri Street, Macon, Missouri. Macon-Atlanta Bank is hosting the event as part of their 125 Days of Caring. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 6th. Child passenger safety technicians from Troop B and the Macon County Health Department will inspect child car seats for proper installation. The technicians will also instruct caregivers on how to properly install a seat, verify the seat is appropriate for the child’s age and size, and answer any questions the caregiver may have. Appointments are not necessary, but they are encouraged. Each seat inspection could take up to one hour. To make an appointment, contact Sergeant Eric Brown at 660-385-2132.
LOCAL & REGIONAL NEWS 05/26/18-05/29/18 The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is reporting on their Facebook page that on Sunday, May 27th, their department responded to The Patrol investigated a motorcycle accident in A one vehicle wreck in PEDESTRAIN STRUCK BY The patrol investigated an incident in The patrol investigated a one vehicle accident in Audrain County Sunday night. The report said 60 year old Diane F. Maxwell was vehicle the wheel at on Audrain County Road 945, north of Audrain Road 920 when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road striking 3 tree stumps and a utility trailer. The driver refused treatment of minor injuries. KTVO.com is reporting that Motorists needing to cross the The Brookfield Police Department has been busy according to the Brookfield Briefing issued Saturday, May 26th on their Facebook page.
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The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is reporting on their Facebook page that on Sunday, May 27th, their department responded to
The Patrol investigated a motorcycle accident in
A one vehicle wreck in
PEDESTRAIN STRUCK BY
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The patrol investigated a one vehicle accident in Audrain County Sunday night. The report said 60 year old Diane F. Maxwell was vehicle the wheel at on Audrain County Road 945, north of Audrain Road 920 when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road striking 3 tree stumps and a utility trailer. The driver refused treatment of minor injuries.
KTVO.com is reporting that Motorists needing to cross the
The Brookfield Police Department has been busy according to the Brookfield Briefing issued Saturday, May 26th on their Facebook page.
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This past Tuesday at , Chillicothe Police were attempting to locate a wanted individual in the 100 block
WATCH OUT FOR SUMMER
MoDOT will suspend work zone operations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Most routine work zones will stop at Friday, May 25 and will resume at Tuesday, May 29. While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.In an effort to keep motorists informed, MoDOT has developed a list of significant work zones across the state. Many of the work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays especially during the peak travel times of daily rush hours and weekends including Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Distracted driving and following too closely are two of the main causes of work zone crashes. Drivers are reminded to plan ahead, pay attention to warning signs, wear seat belts, put their phone down, obey the speed limit and don't drink and drive. Over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, nine people died and 496 were injured in 1,122 traffic crashes. Information on all MoDOT work zones statewide is available on the department's Traveler Information Map located at www.modot.org.
US SENATOR CALLING FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF
McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions of claims for out-of-state laboratory services.A news release from McCaskill’s office reports
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SERIOUS INJURIES FOR KIRKSVILE MAN IN CAR/MOTORCYCLE COLLISION
A Kirksville man was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Air-Evac after his eastbound motorcycle was struck by a westbound car shortly before 7 o’clock Wednesday night. The highway patrol said 22 year old Drew R. King was about 6 miles north of Brashear on MO Highway 11 when 22 year old Emily A. Schleffinger of Crystal Lake, IL crossed the center of the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. King had serious injuries. His motorcycle was totaled and the Schleffinger auto sustained moderate damage. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, the Adair County Ambulance and Adair County First Responders.
WRECK AT UNCONTROLED HURDLAND INTERSECTION RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES
A Hurdland man received moderate injuries in a two vehicle collision at Second Street and Knox Street in Hurdland at 3:20 Wednesday afternoon. The patrol said 50 year old Michael D. Dennis was transported by Knox County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment. His vehicle and another auto driven by 44 year old Paul R. Hatfield of Kirksville collided at the uncontrolled intersection. The Knox County Sheriff’s office, Knox County Ambulance and Hurdland Fire Department assisted at the scene. Both vehicles had extensive damage.
MOTORCYCLE AND DEER COLLIDE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
A motorcyclist received moderate injuries when his motorcycle collided with a deer in the roadway on Route C, 1 mile east of Route B in Scotland County at 5:10 am Wednesday. The patrol report said 35 year old Robert A. Tinkle of Memphis had moderate injuries and was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital in Kirksville. –The motorcycle struck a deer in the roadway, traveled of the right side of the road and struck an embankment, ejecting the driver. The Scotland County sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
HANNIBAL MAN ARRESTED SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY
The highway patrol arrested an 18 year old Hannibal man shortly after midnight Thursday morning. According to the report Jeshua D. Noel was wanted on a Shelby County bondable warrant for violation of an order of protection. Noel was transported to the Marion County Jail.
VEHICLES STOLEN AND VANDALIZED IN KIRKSVILE
KTVO.com is reporting a Kirksville business owner is wanting answers, and arrests made, after two vehicles were vandalized Wednesday night. An employee says a Jeep and a pickup at Harrelson’s Radiator and Auto repair on Franklin Street were stolen, brought back after three hours, and then had the windows damaged. They are customer’s vehicles. The employee told KTVO the vehicles were stolen around 1 a.m. Wednesday, and then returned by 3:30 a.m. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras. The suspects are being searched for. If you have information or tips, call the Kirksville Police Department.
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Some customers of Macon County Public Water Supply District 1 are under boil water advisory. The area affected by the advisory is west of highway 63 from the south edge of Cairo City Limits to the north edge of the Moberly City Limits and includes the
PATROL MAKES DRUG RELATED ARRESTS
A Moberly man is behind bars after he was arrested by a State Trooper at Tuesday afternoon. The Highway patrol said 26 year old Gregory A. Tolson of Moberly is now facing new charges for felony possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior offense. Tolson was also wanted on a probation and parole warrant for violating terms of his parole. He was held without bond at the Randolph County Jail in
MODERATE INJURIES FOR
A two vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of I-35 approximately 3 miles north of Eaglesville at Monday resulted in moderate injuries. The patrol said 77 year old Philip L. Helton of
The intersection of US 63 and
A tractor-trailer fire was responsible for the total shutdown of both eastbound lanes of traffic on I-70 at the 80 mile marker in
PLANE CRASH IN
At approximately Tuesday morning, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D Headquarters received a report of a small aircraft that had crashed approximately three-quarters of a mile south of the
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AMEREN MISOURI TO BUILD 400-MEGAWAT WIND FARM-LARGEST IN MISOURI!
Ameren Missouri has announced plans to build a 400 megawatt wind facility at its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville. And, they also say it will be the largest in Missouri and supply enough power to serve 120,00 homes within a 2 year time frame. .
Ameren Missouri Officials call it a significant step toward the company’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 8- percent by 2050.
Plans call for 175 450-foot-tall wind turbines on land in Adair and Schuyler counties. The Ameren wind farm isn't actually a stand-alone farm. The company leases land from farmers. The project is spread out over about 70,000 acres.
The wind farm is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and fewer than 100 permanent jobs.s
DRUG CHARGES FOR MERCER MAN
A Mercer, MO resident now faces four drug related charges in Randolph County. A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper arrested 28 year old Ryan B. Stark shortly after 6 o’clock Monday morning. According to the arrest report Stark was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of the opioid fentanyl, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stark was taken to the Randolph County Jail in Huntsville with a bond of $250,000.00
NUMEROUS MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES PLANED
Most of our area communities will be celebrating Memorial Day with special observances of some type calling attention to ultimate sacrifices made for all of us. Check out Events Calendar pages for events that will be taking place in your area this holiday weekend.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a
POLICE STANDOFF ENDS – MARSHALL
A Marshall Man was taken into custody Sunday night after barricading himself in a home. The Marshall Police Department converged on a residence on
DEADLY BOAT CRASH AT
3 Kansas residents are dead and two others injured after the boat they were in collided with a rock bluff as they were heading upstream in the main channel of the Lake of the Ozarks at the 47 and a half mile marker in Camden County at Midnight Saturday. The patrol said the operator of the boat, 22 year old Hayden M. Frazier of
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SALISBURY WOMAN DEAD FOLOWING CRASH IN CHARTION COUNTY
A Salisbury woman died as a result of injuries from a crash on Highway 129, 4 miles south of Salisbury at 9:35 AM Thursday. The patrol said 73 year old Patracia E. Whitley was attempting to make a left hand turn when her vehicle was struck by another southbound vehicle driven by 21 year old Abudu Kagina of Columbia who was attempting to pass several vehicles. A passenger in the Whitley vehicle Estela Lewis of Glasgow ha serious injuries as did another passenger, 20 year old Brandon L. Huff of Salisbury. Whitley and Huff were flown from the scene to a Columbia hospital while Lewis was transported by Chariton County Ambulance. The driver was later pronounced dead and next of kin notified.
SEVERAL TRAFFIC CRASHES THURSDAY
In addition to the Chariton County wreck that resulted in a fatality, a number of other traffic wrecks occurred in the Troop B area Thursday. The first was reported in Monroe County on US 24, 4 miles west of Madison at 1:09 pm. A vehicle driven by 18 year old Shalia O. Kenison of Paris went off the roadway and struck the ground. The patrol was assisted by the Madison Fire Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Kenison had minor injuries and was transported by Monroe County Ambulance to a Moberly hospital. A Knox Count7y wreck resulted in both drivers going to the hospital for moderate injuries. 45 year old Kimberly L. Miler of Knox City was attempting to make a left hand turn when her vehicle was struck by another auto driven by 32 year old Sarah. D. Benedict of Knox City. Another accident occurred in Chariton County Thursday at US 24 and North Butler Street in Brunswick. 23 year old Joy J. Gun of Marceline was eastbound just before 6 o’clock and when her vehicle struck a pedestrian attempting to cross us 24l. The pedestrian was identified as 13 year old Jonathan Dorsey of Brunswick. He had serious injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital. And finally, at 6 pm or so Thursday, 17 year old Alysia J. Jackson of Queen City was southbound on Ranch Road, 5 miles west of Greentop when she lost control on the gravel roadway. Her vehicle then collided with a bridge rail and went off the other side of the roadway, collided with a bridge support and overturned. A passenger, 18 year old Cobe J. Coop of Memphis had minor injuries. The driver and another passenger, 15 year old Paige A. Humphrey of Queen City received moderate injuries. Al three were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
MACON COUJNTY CORNOER FACING CHARGES
Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes, 45, of Macon, was arrested Monday by a state trooper after he was involved in a minor crash in Downtown Macon. Hayes was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI-Drugs, a misdemeanor. Sgt. Eric Brown told KTVO the Macon Police Department called the Missouri State Highway Patrol just after 12:30 p.m. Monday for help with a crash investigation. Brown said Hayes sideswiped a parked car on North Rollins Street in Macon. After field sobriety tests, Hayes was arrested and taken in for processing. He was then issued a citation and released pending a future court appearance.
TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO CHEST-OFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Investigators are releasing new information about Wednesday's fatal shooting at a home on Rye Creek Road northwest of Kirksville. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe told KTVO that Thursday's autopsy revealed Mary Louise Rogers, 60, of Kirksville, died of two small-caliber gunshot wounds to the chest. The manner of death remains under investigation. The Adair County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol are still trying to figure out if the death was a homicide or suicide. Sheriff Robert Hardwick told KTVO Thursday afternoon that they are conducting more interviews as part of the investigation. Noe said authorities believe the shooting happened sometime Wednesday morning, but the autopsy was unable to confirm that. Law enforcement was notified about the death around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday after a family member found Rogers' body down a path near a pond not far from her house.
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MODERATE INJURIES FOR EDINA DRIVER IN KNOX COUNTY WRECK
A driver from Edina was injured in an accident that occurred on Wednesday at 11:40am on MO-15 about 2 miles North of Edina. According to the highway patrol the accident occurred when a Westbound vehicle driven by 85 year old Joann Swanson of Edina failed to yield to a Northbound Freightliner driven by 47 year old John Campbell of Moberly. Swanson was taken by Air Evac to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries. The other driver was not injured. The Highway patrol was assisted by Knox County Sheriff's dept, Knox county first responders, and Knox County Ambulance.
KIRKSVILLE WOMAN FOUND DEAD
According to KTVO.com authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday on Rye Creek Road located Northwest of Kirksville. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe identified the woman who was fatally shot as Mary Louise Rogers, 60, of Kirksville. Noe told KTVO her death remains under investigation. He said an autopsy is scheduled to take place this morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said it appears Rogers had been shot twice. Authorities said another woman found Roger's body down a path near a pond on the property after she couldn't be located inside the home. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe said law enforcement officers recovered a small caliber handgun that was near the body. Investigators are still trying to figure out if she shot herself or if someone else pulled the trigger. At this time, no one is in custody in connection with Rogers' death. Adair County Sheriff Robert Hardwick said the time of death is unknown. He is hoping the autopsy will help answer that question.
A Higbee man received serious injuries in a one vehicle wreck just before 11 o’clock Monday night. The highway patrol said 63 year old Thomas J. Kelly lost control of his vehicle and the pickup went off county road 2570, 3 miles southeast of Higbee. The auto ended up striking several trees and a fence. Kelly had serious injuries and was transported to
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A woman is facing more than a dozen charges after authorities say she admitted to a string of burglaries at an iconic local diner. Stefanie M. Novinger, 41, of Baring,
According to the probable cause statement, an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol found that Novinger broke into the cafe on nine separate occasions beginning on March 7, with the last one occurring on April 17. Novinger had apparently been using a stolen key to the building to enter the cafe between midnight and 6 a.m., and left with cash, items and a locked safe. On one occasion, Novinger reportedly took more than $750 in cash from the restaurant. To avoid detection, Novinger, who said she used to work at the cafe, told law enforcement that she disconnected a surveillance camera inside the restaurant and threw it out her car window along Missouri Highway 15. However, another camera showed her leaving with the other device, and enough of her face for investigators to identify her. During a search of her home, authorities found a key to IDK Cafe that the owner said had been stolen from her purse in December, along with a copy of the same key. They also found the stolen safe and its key. The search led to drug charges, as well. Authorities say they found glass pipes used to smoke methamphetamine and residue of methamphetamine in the home.
Novinger’s bond was set at $10,000.
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FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH FIRE AT
PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED REGARDING OPERATIONS AT
The bridge on Route AA/H over Interstate 35 in
WOODLAND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MAY 30TH
MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation will be helping landowners learn how to improve the quality of their woodland and how to market it. The workshop will be from 6:30 to 9 pm May 30th at the MU forage
MAY IS MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH
Annually, May is designated Motorcycle Awareness Month and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways.
Warmer temperatures and below average precipitation for the week allowed planting to progress quickly. Temperatures last week averaged 72.2 degrees, 9.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.19 inches statewide, 0.85 inches below normal. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 13, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short, 34 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 32 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Corn planting progressed 13 percentage points to 91 percent complete, which is 15 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 64 percent, 30 percentage points ahead of the previous week. Corn condition was rated at 2 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Soybean planting was 42 percent complete with 12 percent emerged. Cotton planting progressed to 73 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Rice planting progressed to 76 percent this week. Rice emerged progressed to 48 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of the previous week, but still behind the 5-year average. Sorghum planted is at 33 percent, 9 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat headed is at 61 percent, 32 percentage points behind last year and 4 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Alfalfa first cutting progressed to 9 percent, 5 percentage points behind the previous year and 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average. Other hay first cutting progressed to 6 percent, 2 percentage point.
Days Suitable for Fieldwork and Soil Moisture Supply: Week Ending May 13, 2018
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76 54 18 4 54 82 60 24 65 10 5
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RIOT REPORTED AT CAMERON PRISON SATURDAY NIGHT
Several police agencies were called to Cameron, Missouri to assist in responding to a riot at a prison Saturday night. Authorities said around 8 p.m. Saturday, inmates refused to leave the dining hall at Crossroads Correctional Center. Officers were able to regain control after several hours. The deputy warden said at no time was there any threat of escape from the facility. No officers were hurt and crews have been working to assess damages at the facility.
MACON COUNTY WRECK RESULTS IN MODERATE INJURIES
Two Callao residents received moderate injuries in a collision at Emerald and Dolphin Street, 2 miles east of Ethel at 10:40 Saturday morning. The patrol said 17 year old Kimberly A. Gaul of New Cambia was northbound on Dalphin and failed to yield to a westbound auto driven by 21 year old Brody L. Preston of Callao and the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Neither driver was injured; however, two passengers in the Preston vehicle, Darin L. Baumgartner and 23 year old Michelle L. Delmarter of Callao received moderate injuries and were transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Air Evac and the Ethel First Responders assisted at the scene.
RALLS COUNTY COLLISION SUNDAY AFTERNOON
A vehicle driven by 70 year old Ronald E. Jones of Dardenne Prarie, MO reportedly turned into the path of another vehicle driven by 18 year old Vernace W. Charlton of Benton City, MO on Missouri 19, 8 miles north of Laddonia shortly after 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Charlton sustained minor injuries bur refused treatment.
ONE CAR SALINE COUNTY CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT
The highway patrol said Alchol was a contributing factor to a wreck shortly before 11 o’clock Saturday night in Saline Conty. According to the report the wreck was on Highway 65, just south of Interstate 70. 48 year old Jose Salmeron of Marshall was behind the wheel of a vehicle that went off the highway and struck an embankment. The auto then came back onto the roadway, overturned and rolled into a ditch. The driver was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment and is facing both DWI and C&I charges.
A Kirksville driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital following an accident on MO 149, 3 miles north of Glendale Monday afternoon. The patrol said Mackenzie A. Schramm was southbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and the auto went on and off the roadway several times and eventually overturned severa times. Schramm was transported by Putnam County Ambulance to a Kirksville hospital for treatment.
A Unionville man was taken to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office on a 24 hour hold after he was placed under arrest a t 6:16pm Sunday night in Putnam County. The patrol said 26 year old Eric S. Rollins with charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt. 22yera old Kory E. Turner of Kirksville was taken to the Adair County Jail on a DWI charge around 9.43 pm Saturday night and in Boone County, a 70 year old Sedalia man, David W. Mathis was charged with Felony possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin , and unlawful possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
KTVO reports that Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster said in a press release Monday that33 year old Alan Sturm, of Wayland, Mo., called the sheriff’s office Friday evening to turn himself in. Sturm was arrested around 10:30 p.m. at his home that night. Sturm was wanted on charges of first degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and first degree child molestation. 29 year old Alicia Pagan, also of Wayland, was arrested at the same residence for hindering prosecution of a felony. Online court records show Sturm was charged in 2017 and is awaiting an October trial date in Knox County. He was sentenced to house arrest last year, but Judge Russell Steele issued an arrest warrant last week after Sturm failed to abide by the order. Sturm’s bond was set at $75,000, and Pagan’s at $15,000.
KMIZ TV is reporting on their website that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of43 year old Charles Tyrone Webb in connection to the homicide on Greeley Drive on May 3. On that date, 43 year old Robert Eugene Jennings, 43, of Columbia, was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after being taken to a local hospital. "Due to the assistance and cooperation of members of the community, the Columbia Police Department was able to obtain a warrant for the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action with a cash-only bond of $1,000,000," says the official press release by the Columbia Police Department. "Webb should be considered armed and dangerous.
The highway patrol reports a Hannibal man is dead after an incident in Spencer Creek (part of the Salt River) just south of Beaver Road, 3 miles north of Frankford at 5:15 pm Friday. The report said 20 year old Isaiah J. Vaughn was an inexperienced swimmer and started to go under the water. Witnesses attempted to rescue the subject. A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy preformed Dive Operations and was able to locate the subject who was pronounced dead a short time later. The patrol was assisted at the scene by the Marion and Ralls County Sheriff’s Department.
A 22 year old Marshall man drowns after a boat he was in at Blind Pony Lake in Saline County started taking on water and he decided to jump into the water and swim to shore. While swimming, he went under water and never resurfaced. A dragging operation located the body a short time later. That incident occurred Thursday night shortly after 730 pm.
A building is in ruins after an early morning fire on Sunday and authorities said an electrical problem may be to blame. KOMU TV is reporting a fire broke out at Mid-City Lumber on Klinton Drive near I-70. Three different fire departments responded to the fire. Cooper County, Boonville and Praire Home responded at 3:39 a.m. Cooper County Fire Lieutenant Tim Derendinger said it took 165,000 gallons of water to put out the fire. He said firefighters entered the building to "attack" the fire near the back when the roof collapsed. Luckily no one was injured and all of the firefighters escaped.
COOPER COUNTY TRAFFIC STOP REVEALS LARGE AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA
KMIZ TV is reporting the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a New Jersey man Sunday morning after finding about 20 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop. Patrol troopers pulled over 56 year old Charles Greenidge of Pleasant Hills, near mile marker 95 for a traffic violation.5 Highway Patrol K9 Rony found the marijuana inside coolers and trash bags inside the car/ Greenidge was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. He's currently being held in the Cooper County jail.
A LaPlata man is on a 24 hour hold at the Adair County Jail pending filing of formal charges after he was arrested by a State Trooper at Thursday afternoon. According to the arrest report, 25 year old Jacob C. Baker was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance – 3 pills of Oxycodone. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two Excello drivers were involved in a collision on Route C at the south edge of Bevier at Thursday. The patrol said 74 year old Lynn N. Ratliff was behind the wheel when her northbound vehicle struck another northbound auto from behind. That vehicle was operated by 64 year old Patricia A. Curless of Excello. The report said after the initial collision, the Ratliff vehicle collided with a shed. Ratliff was transported by Ambulance to Samaritan hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the Bevier First Responders provided assistance at the scene.
A Hurdland driver was to seek is own treatment for minor injuries after his vehicle collided with a horse that was in the roadway at Thursday morning. 38 year old Robert J. Griffith of Hurdland was northbound on Route J in
SEVERAL OTHERS ALSO ARRESTED BY PATROL ON DRUG CHARGES
From KTVO.com … A man who runs a massage business out of his northeast
TROOPERS TO CONDUCT ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS ON
Sometime during the month of May 2018, troopers will conduct an enforcement saturation on
Most of our area communities are participating in today’s National Day of Prayer.
The patrol investigated a two vehicle collision in Unionville on
The Marceline Police Department recently issued a good reminder to residents of the area that weekends often bring increased pedestrian traffic. In a post on the department’s face book page, last weekends City-wide Garage Sale event was referenced as one of those type of events that usually bring increased traffic to the area, and that was just one example. Plus, the Marceline Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Rotary Interact Students of Marceline High School were scheduled to pick up trash along Highway 5 to the 36 Junction Sunday afternoon and that was another example the Marceline Police Department used to remind us to exercise extreme caution anytime, but especially when additional events and activities are scheduled. The Face book post asked everyone to be extra cautious and slow down during these types of activities, and with Fair and Festival season upon us, a very timely reminder from the Marceline Police Department.
The Brookfield Police Department recently released a number of incidents, investigations and arrests, including several large drug related arrests that have taken place since mid April as part of their May 1st Brookfield Briefing.
· Warrant Arrest - On April 18 at 1538 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Waller, 54 of
· Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On April 18 at 1746 hrs., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of
· Warrant Arrest - On April 18 at 1957 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of
· Tampering With/Destroying Physical Evidence - On April 19 at 0001 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop on westbound US 36. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Chad McCormick, 35 of
· Stealing - On April 20 at 0245 hrs., officers arrested Bethany Imes, 29 of
· Drug Arrest - On April 20 at 2126 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of
· Warrant Arrest/Driving While Suspended/Revoked - On April 21 at 0238 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of West Wood and Bigger Streets. It was found through a routine NCIC/MULES check that the driver, Dyllon Browder, 23 of Brookfield, had an outstanding Carroll County warrant for a probation violation (bond $1,000.00 cash-only). It was also found that Browder had a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Browder was arrested at 0249 hrs. and transported to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. Browder was released at 0919 hrs. after posting bond on the
· Warrant Arrest - On April 21 at 1001 hrs., officers arrested Ty Sackrey, 23 of St. Catherine, in the 100 block of
· Animal Abuse/Neglect - On April 21 at 2244 hrs., officers took a report of animal abuse/neglect. The reporting party stated that at approximately 1700 hrs., he received a message stating that the front door to his residence in the 200 block of
· Domestic Assault - On April 22 at 2010 hrs., officers responded to the 600 block of
· Warrant Arrest - On April 25 at 1053 hrs., officers arrested Daniel Hern, 36 of Brookfield, in the 200 block of West Sedgwick Street on an outstand Saline County warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Non-Support. Hern was released to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 1240 hrs. to be held without bond.
· Drug Arrest - On April 25 at 2219 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of
· Drug Arrest - On April 28 at 0031 hrs., officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of
PURDIN WOMAN SERIOUSLY HURT
A driver from Purdin was seriously hurt in an accident on Highway 5, 3 miles north of Purdin at Tuesday morning. According to the report, 32 year old Jennifer Fainter fell asleep at the wheel and her vehicle went off the roadway on the opposite side and struck an embankment and went airborne. The vehicle then hit the ground and slammed into a tree. Fainter sustained serious injuries and was flown to a
TRACTOR TRAILER OVERTURNS IN
A Keytesville man received minor injuries after his tractor trailer overturned Monday night in
If you were traveling along US 36 west of
MAIN ENTRANCE TO POPULAR STATE PARK CLOSED
As of yesterday, April 30th, the main entrance at Finger Lakes State Park was closed and will remain closed until July 27th. The closing was considered necessary after spring flooding in 2017 caused the primary spillway to fail. That spillway is located under the park’s main entrance road. The temporary entrance will require visitors to go through the motor cross track parking lot. Last year the park was compelled to close the swimming beach and it will remain closed this year as well. Swimming is permitted in all bodies of water except at the boat ramps, but swimming is at your own risk.
CHURCH DAMAGED IN SUNDAY FIRE
An area church received heavy fire damage Sunday afternoon. The blaze at the Victory Fellowship Church in Waverly reportedly broke out during the 4pm hour and as the fire was rapidly spreading, the volunteer Waverly Fire department requested assistance fighting the fire. Firemen and equipment was provided from several area departments including Alma, Blackburn, Corder, Dover and Carrollton.
CHILLICOTHE DRIVER SUSTAINED MODERATE INJURIES IN ROLLOVER
A Chillicothe resident was treated at an area hospital following a one vehicle wreck in Linvingston County on County Road old 198. The patrol said 17 year old Blake Curtis was eastbound at 9:17 Monday and the vehicle went off the road. The driver over corrected and the auto came back onto the roadway, they went off the road again, overturned and stuck a utility pole.
PRINCETON DRIVER HURT IN SUNDAY WRECK
A 21 year old Princeton driver sustained moderate injuries after she failed to negotiate a curve on US 136, 3 miles east of Princeton. According to the report, Christina R. Speakman was eastbound on US 136 and failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway, striking several driveways and becoming airborne each time and eventually overturned. Speakman was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
GRASS FIRE IN MEXICO SUNDAY
On Sunday during the noon hour the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to Teal Lake Place in reference to a grass fire. Responding personnel found that a resident had been burning yard waste, when the fire spread beyond his control and into the tree line separating the property from the AP Green Walking Trail. The fire was extinguished, with no injuries and no damage to any personal property. Due to the dry conditions, low humidity levels and strong gusty winds, the fire danger level is extremely high and will remain so for the next few days.
ATLANTA RESIDENTS CHARGED IN DRUG BUST
From KTVO.com A drug bust turned up meth and two suspects, police say. Kara Lynn Shott, 29, and Christopher Allen Harrington, 31, both of Atlanta, Mo., were arrested on April 18 during a multi-agency raid on an Atlanta home. Shott is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Harrington is charged with possession of ten grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. According to a press release from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Monday, deputies received a search warrant for a residence on Knoxville Road in Atlanta after getting a tip about narcotics. The Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and North Missouri Drug Task Force carried out the search, finding numerous items of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, prescription medications and marijuana.
Harrington was later released, while Shott was held on $15,000 bond.
4/28/2018 – 4/30/2018
HUNTSVILLE WOMAN DEAD ADLEDGELY BY THE HANDS OF FIANCE
A Huntsville woman is dead and a Mexico man in jail facing a First Degree Murder Charge in Monroe County. Authorities report 51 year old James Addie of Mexico has been charged with first degree murder after the body of 35 year old Molly N. Watson of Huntsville was discovered shortly after 10 o’clock Friday night near a low water crossing east of highway 151 and Route M in Monroe County. The Highway Patrol and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said her body was found on the ground near her vehicle. The report say Watson suffered wounds consistent with blunt force trauma. On Saturday, Authorities made contact with Addie at his home. He told authorities he planned to marry Watson the next day even though he was already married to another woman, his wife of 22 years. Addie is being held on a $500,000. Authorities are containing their investigation.
WOMAN SHOT IN LEG THURDAY - HARRISBURG MAN ARRESTED
Columbia authorities responded to a medical emergency on Clark Lane in Columbia Thursday night and discovered a woman had been shot in the leg. Police say methamphetamine may have played a role in the incident and 31 year old Shawn Sweezer was arrested at the scene and now faces allegations of domestic nature as well as unlawful possession of a firearm. In addition, Sweezer is a convicted felon and had two outstanding felony warrants. He is in the Boone County Jail.
MODERATE INJURIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH
A Warrenton driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries after failing to negotiate a curve and his vehicle travelled off the highway and struck a tree in Montgomery County. The patrol said 22 year old Skyler L. Bethel was behind the wheel when the accident occurred on Mitchell Road at hoot Owl Holler road at 7:50 pm Saturday night.
MINOR INJURIES FOR HARRISBURG MAN IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT
A Harrisburg man sustained minor injuries after his vehicle went off the highway, struck a mailbox and overturned at 8:45 pm Saturday night. The patrol said 19 year old Conner M. McBride was taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment. That accident occurred on West MO 124, west of Country Boy Avenue.
MODERATE INJURIES FOR NEW LONDON MAN
A New London man sustained moderate injuries after his ATV overturned while making a turn on a turn on a trail on private property about 5 miles south of New London in Ralls County at 10:15 Friday morning. The patrol said 51 year old Karl. L. Klinckman was flown to a Columbia hospital for treatment.
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(April 27th, 2018)
ROTHVILLE MOTHER CHARGED WITH FIRST–DEGREE MURDER
A First-degree murder charge has been filed against a Rothville mother in the death of her two-month-old daughter, Sophia Linebaugh . 19 year old Sarah Linebaugh was formally charged Thursday and is being held in the Chariton County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond. The Highway Patrol says the incident happened at the Linebaugh’s home on Main Street in Rothville on March 18th. In court documents, Investigators say the Mother knowingly killed her daughter by suffocating her. Linebaugh told officers at the scene that she was giving the baby a bath and when she turned around after grabbing a towel, the child had drowned. Documents also reveal that officers found a handwritten note at the scene which provided investigators probable cause to believe the woman deliberated about her actions, which resulted in the death of the baby, Sophia Linebaugh. Authorities also said the woman attempted to take her own life by shooting herself but ended up hospitalized in Columbia for treatment of the self inflicted wounds
A Moberly man sustained injuries and was taken to an area hospital following a single vehicle wreck that happened in the early morning hours of Thursday on Highway 24 about 1 ½ miles East of Brunswick in Chariton County. According to the Highway Patrol the accident happened at 3:45 AM when an eastbound vehicle driven by 41 year old Coby Durham ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran off the left side of the roadway, and overturned. Durham sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Chariton County Ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A woman from Kirksville was injured in a wreck that occurred Thursday afternoon on Potter Trail about a mile west of Kirksville. According to the Highway Patrol, 18 year old Curtis Zuspann of Edina lost control of his westbound vehicle and traveled off the roadway, striking a tree and a mailbox. A passenger in the vehicle 63 year old Sherrie Zuspann sustained minor injuries and was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.
JEFFERSON CITY MAN DEAD FOLLOWING COOPER COUNTY ACCIDENT
Authorities say a 95 year old Jefferson City man is dead following a one vehicle wreck in Cooper County Thursday. The patrol said the Willard E. Myer was southbound on Route O, just south of Swan road at 2:30 pm Thursday when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway, struck a large rock and several trees before overturning.
MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING MAILMAN WITH KNIFE
From KTVO.com – The Adair County Sheriff’s office said the incident happened Tuesday at the suspects home on Bethel Ridge Road, outside Novinger. 59 year old Charles McFarland is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 4th Degree Assault. Court Documents say McFarland approached the mail carrier’s vehicle, while pointing a knife at the driver , and started complaining about the mail not getting delivered to his mailbox. The mailman said McFarland threatened to kill him. McFarland was arrested and is being held at the Adair County jail. His bond was set at $5000.
THE MISSION CONTINUES AND HEADS WEST
It’s not every day you see a covered wagon, horses, a well trained German Shepherd and several people who had set up camp along a major highway. That’s one reason several people stopped by the KZZT Studio on Highway 24 east in Moberly Thursday to find out what was going on. Veterans Promise Kept is in town as part of their cross country journey giving talks on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and on Dogs that Help, a non-profit organization dedicated to placing service dogs with disabled veterans at no cost them. They will soon be continuing their journey west but always have time to talk about their organizations and why they are so passionate about it. They also appreciate the donations they receive which allows them to continue the journey. If you see them passing through your area, make sure you stop by and visit. For more information, visit their websites veteranspromisekept.com and dogsthathelp.org
COLUMBIA MAN ARRESTED IN DECOY OPERATION
A Boone County man was arrested after responding to a post from someone he believed to be a 14 year old girl who was actually an undercover decoy pretending to be a 14 year old girl. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest on Monday after the suspect showed up at a predetermined location where he thought the two would engage in sexual relations. 24 year old Harrison Stretz of Columbia faces what could be two or more charges including sexual misconduct with a minor and attempted enticement of a child.
DRIVER INJURED ATTEMPTING TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A DEER
A Clark driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck in Randolph County around 10:16 last (Tues) night. The patrol said 70 year old Judy C. Barnes was southbound and swerved to avoid a deer on US 63, about 5 miles south of Clark. The vehicle went off the roadway and overturned. Barnes had moderate injuries and was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment.
NOT A FREE LUNCH BUT IT IS A FREE BRIDGE!
I’m sure you’ve heard it said there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free bridge, for the right person or group. The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently accepting proposals for the reuse of the seven panel Pratt pony truss bridge located on Route PP just east of Route 139 in Sullivan County. The one-lane bridge was rebuilt in 1955 and is 255 feet long, 14.5 feet wide and boasts a 63-foot steel girder span and 128-foot pony truss. It will be replaced with a new and wider bridge in 2019 or 2020. The bridge is considered historic because it is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places due to its local significance in transportation and engineering.
Because of that eligibility, federal law requires any state proposing demolition of a historic bridge to first make it available for donation to a state, locality or responsible private entity. The bridge can be obtained by government entities, historical or civic groups, or private citizens, free of charge. The cost to remove the bridge or any of its parts is borne by the party obtaining the bridge. Individuals and organizations interested in taking all or part of the bridge are invited to submit a proposal for reuse. Those proposals are due by December 31, 2018. Details about the bridge, as well as information about reusing a bridge or making a reuse proposal, can be found on MoDOT's Free Bridges website at http://www.modot.org/freebridges/.
ADDITIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENTS PLANNED
Tuesday we told you about the Macon Police Department Drug Take Back Event planned for this Saturday in Macon. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department will also be participating and will have several drop-off locations throughout the county starting Friday and continuing Saturday. For more information about the Boone Country drop off locations, visit their website. Two locations will be available Friday from 10 to 2 in Columbia including the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital and the University of Missouri Student Center. On Saturday 5 collection locations will be in operation from 10 to 1 at the Ashland Police Department, the Centralia Police De’artment, the Hallsville Police Department and both Hickman and Rock Bridge High Schools.
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SALISBURY MAN ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGES
A Salisbury resident was charged Friday with five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, all Class B Felony charges. On-line court documents show that 43 year old Gregory K. McCloud is due to make his initial appearance in this week. The probable cause statement says charges were officially filed after authorities were notified by a woman that she had seen several photos of a child that were sexual in nature stored on McCloud’s phone. McCloud was being held in liew of a $25,000 cash only bond.
MACON POLICE AND OTHERS TEAM UP FOR DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT
This Saturday, the Macon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give listeners an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The Police Department is partnering with the Macon Municipal Utilities, Macon County Public Water Supply District # 1 and the Missouri Rural Water Association. The goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft as well as protecting our local environment from these harmful drugs being disposed of improperly. Bring your pills for disposal to C&R Market Parking Lot at 703 E Briggs Drive in Macon, MO. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. If you’d like more information, call the Macon Police Department at (660) 385-2195.
HONOR FLIGHT NUMBER 51 TAKES TO THE AIR THURSDAY
110 veterans will leave Columbia at 1:45am on Thursday and return to Columbia Courtyard Marriott at 9:30pm Thursday, April 26. This is the first honor flight of 2018 for Central Missouri Honor Flight. Ninety are Vietnam veterans and the remaining 20 are Korean War veterans. As the busses roll back into Columbia overnight Thursday, you are encouraged to come out and help our honor flight veterans have the homecoming they deserve. For more information, visit their website at www.centralmissourihonorflight.com or contact Central Missouri Honor Flight President, Mary Paulsell at (573) 289-3799.
SUSPECT ARRESTED THANKS TO ASSISTANCE OF LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE K-9
This past Saturday, the Highway Patrol was investigating and searching for the driver of a car allegedly involved in an accident in the northwestern portion of Livingston County. The man fled the scene on foot and was eluding officers when the Livingston County Sheriff’s office K-9 located the suspect’s trail and lead authorities to the suspect. John J. Young was apprehended and charged with felony driving While Intoxicated. A last word, Young was still in custody at the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail.
CHILLICOTHE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT
April 20th, 2018:
· 12:41am, Officers responded to an alarm in the 1000 blk. of S. Washington….False alarm
· 2:37am, Alarm at business on N. Washington,..Accidentally activated by employee
· 4:02am, Barking dog complaint in the 1500 blk. of Webster…owner took dog inside..
· 4:14am, Assisted fire department in 100 blk. Tenth St…
· 10:39am, Officer took Fraud report at PD…
· 11:55am, Officer was contacted reference a missing toddler in the 100 blk. of Polk St.,,child had slipped out door unnoticed. Child located and returned…12:07pm, Report people soliciting money on parking lot in the 1000 blk. of Graves St. ,Advised to leave property…
· 12:26pm, Checked report of children left unattended in vehicle in 1000 blk of Graves St,..unable to locate
· 3:56pm, Check for speeding vehicle in 1200 blk. Clay St…Neg. Findings4:03pm, Conducted investigation at First & Washington…
· 4:31pm, Assisted another agency at Polk & Locust St.s…
· 4:41pm, Fowl running loose 200 blk. Southwest Drive,…Given warning…
· 5:02pm, Assisted with traffic for 5K from Central School…
· 6:55pm, Civil complaint in 300 blk. of Webster St…advised remedies
· 7:13pm, Well-being check at residence on Monroe St,..subject OK..10:24pm, DWI arrest at Samuel & Keith St.s…Lydia Walker of California, Mo..Subject was processed and released…
· 11:02pm, Report of subjects trespassing on Railroad Property…Neg Findings
April 21st, 2018…
· 1:19am, Officers provided a courtesy escort for an individual to their vehicle…
· 5:10am, Well-being check in the 1700 blk. of Hickory Drive…subject OK
· 1:11pm, 4:24pm, Complaint of property damage…civil issue…
· 5:39pm, Complaint of mistreatment to two dogs 900 blk Woodrow…,.investigation continuing…
· 6:12pm, Investigation in 1000 blk. of Walnut St….
· 6:52pm, Officers investigated a fire in the restroom at a business on N. Washington…Damage was inflicted to a towel dispenser/waste can…ignition source undetermined at this time…investigation continuing….
· 7:18pm, Disturbance reported at business on W. Business 36 Highway….Subjects were gone on officers arrival…
· 7:35pm, Officers arrested two individuals for stealing from a business in the 1000 blk. of Graves St….Jamies Palmer of Brookfield, Mo, and Alysa Henke of Brookfield, Mo. were processed and released…
· 11:25pm, Officers out on suspicious activity near Webster and Elm, ..no report…
April 22nd, 2018…
· 12:35am, Disturbance at business in 200blk. of W. Business 36 Highway,,..subjects left establishment…
· 1:13am, Officers assisted with a subject that was having medical issues and was able to get the subject to receive help…
· 4:15am, Officers took a report of a stolen trailer license plate…
· 5:51am, Officer spoke with a subject in the1600 blk. of Springhill about personal issues…no report…
· 2:01pm, Officers checked report of suspicious activity near Bridge and Montgomery, …neg. finding…
· 2:47pm, Alarm at business on Mitchell Rd.,,,employee activation,,,,
· 4:19pm Fire in the 200 blk. of Southwest Dr…grass fire…Chillicothe Emergency Services extinguished the fire…
· 5:00pm, Parking complaint in 1100 blk. Jackson St….a drug offense was discovered, with the subject cited and released…
· 5:15pm, Report of suspicious person around vehicles in the Jackson St. and Mansur St. area…Suspect identified…
· 6:10pm, Investigation in 1100 blk. Of Clay St….
· 6:17pm, Investigation in 300 blk. Mansur St
· 6:25pm, Out of Control juvenile in 800 blk. Samuel St…Situation handled…
· 7:00pm, Officers out on investigation from earlier call at 5:15pm…
· 7:01pm, Report of Assault in the 2600 blk. of Shawnee Drive…
· 9:08pm, Investigation on fire at business on North Washington St…
· 10:02pm, Continuing investigation in 300 blk. of Wilson St…
· Officers made numerous traffic stops with citations and performed numerous building security checks….
In summary, Chillicothe Police Received 114 calls for service on April 20th, 64 on April 21st, and 86 on April 22nd, 2018.
A Excello driver received minor injuries in a two vehicle wreck that occurred on Route T about a mile West of Excello in Macon County Wednesday shortly after 10PM. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 24 year old Wilson McGowan was traveling Eastbound when he crossed the centerline and was struck by another vehicle driven by 60 year old Robin Cross of Excello. Cross’s vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, while McGowan’s vehicle made a controlled stop in a private drive. Robin Cross was transported by Macon County Ambulance to Samaritan Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A woman from Chillicothe was injured in a single vehicle wreck that occurred on Livingston County Road 228 west of US 65 about a mile North of Chillicothe early Thursday morning. According to the Highway Patrol, 20 year old Taisia Zeger Pagliai was traveling Eastbound when she crested a hill, traveled into the westbound lane, and overcorrected causing the vehicle to skid. Then her vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned onto the driver’s side. She was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Chillicothe EMS for treatment of moderate injuries.
Weather Permitting MODOT crews will be working along Route 3 in Macon County today (April 20, 2018). Route 3 will be closed from Garden Street to Frontier Street for a culvert replacement from 8AM to 3PM. The work is weather dependant and could be delayed or rescheduled. You can find the latest information on roadwork in your area by visiting the MODOT traveler information map on modot.org.
The Kirksville Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at Kraft Heinz late Wednesday morning. Three fire trucks and an ambulance arrived on the scene shortly after 11 a.m. On scene, the fire department said there was a small fire, but later told KTVO there was no fire, but a welding accident led to overheating of the roof located toward the back of the building. The overheating of the roof allowed insulation to smolder, which was extinguished on arrival ,KFD gave the clear after thermal cameras were used to assess the removed insulation. No injuries were reported.
A 12 year old Polo boy was injured after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon in his hometown. The patrol said Ryan Bell was going south on Stoutmore and was hit as he failed to sto[ amd was as he crossing School street. 18 year old Megan Latimer of Polo was behind the wheel and was not injured. Bell was transported by ambulance to a Liberty Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries according to the official report.
A one vehicle wreck in Marion County around 8:10 last (WED) resulted in injuries. The patrol said 17 year old Lance R. Hettinger of Philadelphia was behind the wheel and traveling too fast for conditions and lost control. The vehicle struck a rut and overturned, ejecting Hettinger and a passenger, 16 year old Casey W. Wolfe. Hettinger received serious injuries and was transported to a Qunicy hospital. Wolve was taken to Hannibal Regional. The other occupants identified as 18 year old Ty h. Bowdish and 17 year old Henry S. Whetstong had minor injuries. That accident occurred on Marion County Road 128, a half a mile west of Philadelphia
When conditions are dry and its windy it doesn’t take long for a small fire to become an uncontrolled fire, and that usually results in contact with your local fire department. And that’s basically what happened Wednesday as Columbia firefighters were called the scene of a grass fire along northbound lanes of Highway 63. Firemen were able to quickly extinguish the blase. Fire authorities are working to determine the cause.
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Three vehicles, including a dump truck were in a collision on US 36 a half a mile east of Anabel Tuesday morning. The patrol said 41 year old Travis C. Thrasher of Clarence was behind the wheel of the dump truck and was following another auto driven by 31 year of Jessica L. McClintock of Shelbina. Both of those autos had slowed for traffic when a third auto driven by 56 year old Christopher M. Dilallo of Shelbyville failed to yield and struck the Friedman vehicle which resulted in it striking the side of the dump truck. Trasher was not injured. McClintock received only minor injuries but a passenger in the McClintock auto, 79 year old James E. Friedman of Shelbina received serious injuries. Dilallo sustained moderate injuries. The Macon County Sheriffs Department, Shelby County Sheriffs Deparmtent and the Clarence Police Department
A Lenneus man received serious injuries and was flown to a
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A wreck in
TWO KILLED IN
A man and woman from Jonesburg were killed in an accident that occurred at Sunday in
TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SATURDAY MORNING CRASH
UNVILLE POLICE CHIEF OFFICIALLY CHARGED
The Unionville Police Chief has been charged with DWI. KTVO.com reports 29 year old Joshua Mathes of Unionville was arrested in February on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Formal charges have now been filed against Mathes for DWI and Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway. The charges stem from an incident in
FELONY CHARGES FILED AFTER
The man at the center of a
37-year-old David Yount, of
A LaPlata man was a taken to the Macon County Jail on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges shortly before Thursday afternoon. Patrol Arrest Reports indicate that 23-year-old John P. Boren is facing a total of 4 charges. 3 of those are felony charges for Possession of a controlled substance – 10 grams of Methamphetamine, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and unlawful use of a weapon. The other charge is considered a misdemeanor for possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
A Moberly man is facing 17 separate charges of Sex Abuse involving a 6 year old. KTVO.com reports 52-year-old Danny Allan Washam was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation commenced on April 3rd alleging abuse of a child. Some of the charges Washam is facing are statutory rape, statutory sodomy, child molestation, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was transported to the Randolph County Jail in
KIDDER WOMAN KILLED IN
A 34 year old Kidder resident died as a result of a collision in
on Tuesday. Constance R. Huff of Kidder was southbound on I-35 about 2 miles north of Cameron when she failed to slow for another southbound truck driven by 54 year old Kenneth M. Lewis of Carlisle, PA and ended up striking the Lewis vehicle from behind. Huff was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dekalb County Coroners office
THREE VEHICLE COLLISION IN
A three vehicle collision in
The Trenton Police Department posted last week on their Face book page that the old
Two people were in custody shortly after 10 AM Tuesday morning after the driver of a vehicle traveling northbound on US 65 in Carroll County refused to pull over for authorities. A chase involving several law enforcement agencies; including aircraft surveillance was involved. The pursuit continued into
HIGHWAY PATROL MAKES
A Brookfield driver sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle wreck on Route KK, 5 miles northeast of Purdon just before 8:00 Monday morning. The patrol report said 19-year-old Gabrielle Monstermann lost on the ice-covered roadway. Her vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence.
A Callao business owner is now facing a couple of sex-related charges with his recent arrest . 46 year old Calvin Vose of Callao runs “Almighty’s Touch Massage” out of his home on East Second Street in Callao. Court documents state the female victim has gone to the business for a massage. She also told a Macon County Sheriff’s deputy that when she arrived, Vose instructed her to remove her clothing, lay on the massage table and cover herself with a towel. The woman told investigators that when Vose came into the room, he removed the towel and proceeded to touch her in a sexual manor. The alleged incident happened on March 21st and she reported it to law enforcement the very next day. Vose was arrested that same date and was taken to the Macon County Jail. He has since posted bond and released.
This is National Work Zone Awareness Week and the Missouri Department of Transportation is doing their part to make people more aware of the dangers a work zone presents. Unfortunately, work zone crashers are on the rise nationwide. 16 people were killed in work zone crashes last year. For information on work zone safety and a list of high impact work zones across the state, visit modot.org/workzones/ml.
Now that spring is officially here, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services urges precaution against tick-borne illnesses as tick bites can transmit serious, potentially deadly illnesses and they can be active anytime the ground isn’t frozen.
SPRING TIME WEATHER LATER THIS WEEK
Even through it was a cold and wet Sunday for most of us, the forecast is indicating more seasonal weather for later this week. As for snowfall amounts, we’ve had numerous reports of around an inch or so, with the heaviest amounts along and north of Highway 24. South of that line, most of the snowfall was only visiable in limited areas. Monday’s forecast is still calling for cloudy and cooler type conditions, but by Tuesday we should be seeing Sunny skies and temperatures near 70 by Wednesday. We also have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms later in the week.
SEVERAL ACCIDENTS RESULT IN INJURIES
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PATROL MAKES SEVERAL ARRESTS OVER THE WEEKEND
Several people were arrested over the weekend by State Troopers. Stephanie E. Dotson of Moberly was one of those individuals. She was cited for drug induced Driving while Intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in a crash. 23 year old Tristan J. Easley of Fayette was arrested on a warrant for defective equipment late Friday afternoon. 19 year old Jacob A. Campbell of Mexico was arrested at 12:39 AM, Saturday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance – Methamphetamine as well as 10 grams of less of Marijuana as a prior offender as well as possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender. 25 year old Charles A Griffin of Rocheport was charged with DWI and speeding at Saturday. At 10:30 Saturday morning, 33 year old Gerald J. Morris of Columbia was arrested in Callaway county for felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance – Oxycodone, felony delivery of a controlled substance and a couple of misdemeanor warrents out of Jeff City. Ang 31 year old Derek L./ Gregory of Worthington was arrested in
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY
The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a 30-day public comment period on an update of the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan. The Long Range Transportation Plan is a federally required process that sets the state’s 25-year vision for transportation.
In the previous effort, four goal areas were established:
· Take care of the transportation system and services we enjoy today;
· Keep all travelers safe, no matter the mode of transportation;
· Invest in projects that spur economic growth and create jobs; and
· Give Missourians better transportation choices.
MoDOT sought public input in the fall to determine if those goals were still valid, or if priorities had changed. Nearly 8,000 people participated in the online survey and submitted about 5,400 comments. Based on that feedback, the four goals above were validated and the updated plan adds a fifth goal:
· Improve reliability and reduce congestion on
For the first time, the plan also examines how
The draft Long-Range Transportation Plan can be viewed online at www.modot.org/LRTP/, or at any MoDOT District Office. Those interested in offering comments on the plan can contact MoDOT by emailing LRTPcomments@modot.mo.gov Additional questions about the survey and the long range planning process can be addressed by calling customer service centers at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636), or by mail to Transportation Planning,
The final plan will be presented to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for approval at its June 2018 meeting.
BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE OFFERED AT
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AREA NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY – April 6, 2018
TWO DRIVERS INJURED IN CALDWELL COUNTY CRASH
Two Braymer drivers were injured in a Caldwell County crash at 2:55 PM Thursday afternoon. The patrol said the wreck occurred when two pickups met at a hill crest and collided on Catawba Road, 5 miles northwest of Braymer. 39 year old Christopher E. Waters was southbound and his vehicle crossed the centerline and was struck by a northbound pickup driven by 40 year old Kevin S. Leakey. Waters had serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Truman Medical Center. Leakey sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Chillicothe Ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The Caldwell County Sheriffs Office, Braymer Fire Department and Cowgill Fire Department provided assistance..
SNOW IN THE FORECAST??? REALLY???
The Missouri Department of Transportation officials urge motorists to drive with care and allow extra time for travel Today (FRI) and tonight as rain turning to snow is in the forecast.
MoDOT Central District Maintenance Engineer Jason Shafer said “The calendar may say it’s spring, but Mother Nature isn’t following suit and Drivers shouldn’t let their guard down. Snow showers in April can cause just as many problems as they do at other times of the year.”
MoDOT crews will carefully monitor road conditions and treat and plow as needed.
MoDot’s Traveler Information Map, located at modot.org offers the latest road conditions, as well as real-time traffic clow and traffic cameras that provide a view of traffic on the interstates. You can also call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT which is manned and answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Accumulating snowfall will be possible Friday into Friday evening. A hard freeze with temperatures in the teens is expected Saturday morning. Another chance of light accumulating snowfall is possible Sunday morning.
SPRING STROLL IN DOWNTOWN MOBERLY SATURDAY
The Moberly Downtown Association will be hosting the 3rd Annual Spring Stroll this Saturday throughout the downtown area. It’s an opportunity for those attending to go on a shopping adventure and keep the love local as you stroll through the downtown area. Most participating Stroll sponsors have a number of specials and other activities available throughout the day an encourage you to see and participate in the many things happening in downtown Moberly.
TODAY IS ARBOR DAY IN MISSOURI
Today is Arbor Day in Missouri and the Department of Conservation encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests all month long by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care. Missouri has been observing the state's official Arbor Day on the first Friday in April since 1886 when the General Assembly declared that day be set aside for the appreciation and planting of trees. National Arbor Day is recognized on the last Friday of April, which is April 27 for 2018.
PATROL STUDENT ALLIANCE PROGRAM
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 15 Troop B area high school students representing 14 high schools completed the 2018 Troop B Missouri State Highway Patrol Student Alliance Program. The program was conducted at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon, MO, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and Saturday, March 10, 2018. During the two-day program, students were familiarized with many duties performed by a Missouri state trooper, and participated in hands-on activities such as firing a Glock pistol, stop and approach, and crime scene investigations. The students observed a canine demonstration and heard presentations from several members and civilian employees of the Patrol. The program, which targeted juniors and seniors in high school, was conducted to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
FREE GUIDED TOURS OF MORRISON OBSERVATORY THRU MAY 3RD
The Morrison Observatory is open and all sessions free to the general public every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 pm during April as well as on May 3rd. Guided viewing sessions, tours and comments on historical highlights of the facility will be provided and weather permiting visitors will have the opportunity to take in the many wonders of the night sky. The observatory is located at 504 Park Road in northwest Fayette, across from Fayette City Park and the swimming pool. The Morrison Observatory features a 12 1/2 -inch Clark refractor and a 10-inch reflecting telescope. One fact that many don’t know is the observatory was originally located in Glasgow. It was acquired by Central Methodist in 1927, and moved to its current location in 1935. For additional information call 660-248-6383
VEHICLES COLLIDE IN
A two-vehicle accident on US Highway 63, 2miles south of Greentop at last (WED) night resulted in minor injuries. The accident occurred when a northbound vehicle driven by 34-year-old Katrina A. Burgess of
KMIZ TV reports
The Livingston County Sheriffs Department and Chillicothe Police assisted the Highway Patrol in apprehending an Orrick, MO man after a vehicle pursuit on US Highway36 in
The emphasis on safety is part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and not be distracted when driving through construction areas. MODot wants everyone to get home safe and are encouraging everyone to “please pay attention and drive safely in work zones,” In 2017, 13 people were killed in work zone crashes on state system routes and an additional three on the local system, for a total of 16 fatalities. Warmer weather will start a busy season of construction and maintenance work on
Today is Election day for what’s commonly referred to as the municipal elections. A number of bond issues are on today’s ballot, along with candidates for School board, City and County positions and more. Polls opened at and will remain open until tonight.
METH CHARGES LANDS
A Pacific, MO Man was arrested overnight in
FATAL ATV CRASH IN
A Pattonsburg man was killed in a crash involving two ATV’s Monday night in Winston. The Patrol said 30 year old Dallas J. Allen of Pattonsburg was operating an ATV and had a passenger, 10 year old Carly J. Allen of Pattonsburg as another ATV being driven by 29 year old Robert A. Vessar of
BAD CHECKS LANDS
KTVO.com reports authorities in
SNOWFALL TO START APRIL
Mother Nature wasn’t pulling any April fools pranks; instead she delivered precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow with the heaviest of the snowfall right across North Missouri. Four to five inch snowfall amounts were common between highway 24 and Missouri Route 6 with lesser amounts toward the Iowa border and Interstate 70. Black ice and freezing fog a concern for travelers this morning and Thunderstorms are expected overnight tonight.
A Cairo man was behind the wheel of a pickup on County Road 1330 in Randolph County early this (MON) morning. The patrol said 27-year old Kristofer J. Clickner lost control and his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, about 2 miles north of Moberly. The truck overturned and became fully submerged in a tributary of Sugar Creek Lake. The driver was taken to Moberly Regional Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. He was later arrested for driving while intoxicated-aggravated offender, driving while revoked, resisting arrest and careless and imprudent driving.
SEVERAL ACCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND
As you can imagine, a number of weather related accidents across the area Sunday. 54 year old Marvin E. Crawford of Keytesville sustained moderate injuries when his vehicle overturned after losing control on Route D, 3 miles east of Route 5 in Chariton County at 3:25 yesterday (SUN) afternoon. He was taken to Pershing Hospital for treatment. Just minutes earlier, 4 Milan residents were injured in a one-vehicle wreck on MO Route 6 in Sullivan County. Donna J. Smith Elder was eastbound and stopped in traffic when her vehicle was struck from behind by another auto operated by 65 year old Achenghe Issac Molla. Both drivers received minor injuries as did 17-year-old Ryley J. Head, a passenger in the Smith-Elder pickup. 59-year-old Mary M. Molla had moderate injuries. All received treatment at Sullivan County Hospital. Additional accident reports will be posted on-line at our website throughout the day.
MEXICO AUTHORITIES RESPOND TO PERSON WAVING GUN REPORT
Mexico Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a man waving a gun at 11:33am Friday in response to a report of a man waving a gun in the Garfield Park area of Mexico. Officers arrived and located the suspect vehicle in the 900 block of Tyronn Lue Boulevard. The driver ran from the stop and was taken into custody without incident two blocks later. 27-year-old Ty'Rek Williams of Mexico was arrested on an outstanding Audrain County warrant and the additional charge of Resisting Arrest. Following processing, he was taken to the Audrain County jail. The Audrain County Sheriffs Department assisted in the arrest. No gun was located.
An area teenager was arrested in Chariton County Thursday night on child pornography allegations. The Highway Patrol report says 19 year old Steven T. Greer, of Prairie Hill, was taken into custody on accusations of felony possession of child pornography and furnishing pornography to a minor. He was placed on a 24-hour investigative hold, pending formal charges.
MODOT PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 9
MoDOT has announced plans for a shoulder improvement project on Highway 36, around the Marceline Junction next month. Crews will improve and repave the shoulders and replace guardrails on the ramps of the Highway 5/Route U interchange on 36, as well as several miles of 36, from just east of Brookfield to near Bucklin. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 9 and should be completed by the end of May. Officials say traffic control will be in place at the work area and lane closures will be likely during the project. They say at least one lane of 36 in each direction will remain open at all times.
The recent wet weather has delayed a pair of north Missouri resurfacing projects. Work on Route H in Livingston County and Route J in Carroll County has been delayed until the week of April 9…and will cause lane closures for about 10 days in the work zone.
Sobriety checkpoints will likely become fewer and farther between in the state of Missouri, after the Missouri House Budget Committee voted Thursday to cut funding for checkpoints. The action drew quick criticism from several special-interest groups, who believe the checkpoints are a crucial part of the fight against drunk driving. Legislators say the funding for the checkpoints will be shifted to more saturation patrols, which many feel are more effective and efficient at getting impaired drivers off the roadways. The cuts will also effect funding for checkpoints by local law enforcement.
The Linn County Health Department will hold a prescription drug take-back day on Tuesday, at their office in Brookfield. Unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off for safe disposal, from 9am to 3pm Tuesday. They can not accept sharps, glass, aerosol medications or bio-hazardous materials. That prescription drug take-back day is Tuesday from 9am to 3pm at the Linn County Health Department in Brookfield.
AUXVASSE TEEN INJURED IN THURSDAY COLLISION
An Auxvasse teenager was treated for moderate injuries after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on Callaway County Route 3, Thursday morning. 19 year old Cody Nitcher, of Auxvasse, was treated at University Hospital in Columbia after the accident, which occurred just after 10am. The patrol says Nitcher completed left turn into the path of the westbound semi.
A Columbia man was arrested this week, in connection with a February robbery at a Columbia home. 26 year old Anthony Acton is being held in the Boone County jail, on a robbery charge and for failing to follow the court’s instructions on a previous robbery charge. Acton is accused of pulling a gun on the victim in his home and taking cash. Acton is also charged for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in an August incident.
From ktvo.com: A Kirksville man is behind bars after community tips resulted in a sting operation for child enticement. 45 year old Joseph E. Chistman, of Kirksville, was charged Wednesday with attempted enticement of a child. Kirksville Police had received numerous complaints that Christman was sending inappropriate messages through social media accounts. The Kirksville Regional Computer Crime Unit used an under cover social media profile of a 14 year old girl to make contact with the suspect, who allegedly agreed to meet the girl near a Kirksville park, where Christman was arrested.
Another dangerously dilapidated building in downtown Edina has prompted authorities to close off nearby roads and sidewalks. Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop says officers oversaw parking and road closures Tuesday, outside 302 East Lafayette Street on Highway 6, where the building’s south-facing windows had shattered overnight and a large crack in the structure had widened after a round of rain and wind.
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a ‘JAKES DAY’ of free fun for area youth, this Saturday at Locust Creek Conservation Area, located near Milan. The day’s events will include archery, shooting, fishing and other outdoor activities, from 8:30am to 1pm on Saturday. Area youth age 6 thru 15 are invited to take part in the free event. Preregistration is required. Call Sullivan County Conservation Agent Sean Ernst at 573-673-7588 for more details.
Moberly’s annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt will be held this (Thurs) evening at the Howard Hills Athletic Complex. Kids age 10 and under are invited to take part in the annual hunt, which will begin tonight at around dark. Your asked to bring your own easter basket or bag and flashlight for the event…and dress for chilly and damp weather conditions. That’s tonight at dusk at Moberly’s Howard Hills Athletic Complex.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 40 year old woman for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia, Wednesday night. Residents in the 5800 block of South Howard Orchard Road in Columbia reported the female suspect in their home, rifling through their belongings before running from the scene. Officials found the woman, 40 year old Joyce Reynolds, nearby with items from the victims home. She was charged with burglary, stealing and possession of drug paraphernalia
A Kirksville truck driver was treated for minor injuries after his tractor-trailer ran off Highway 63, just south of Millard, and overturned, at around 6:20am Tuesday. 53 year old Jimmy Stewart, of Kirksville, was the driver of the southbound semi. The patrol says it ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned, coming to rest on its side in the median. Stewart was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene.
WHEELING MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY ATTEMPT
A Wheeling man is in custody after an alleged early-morning burglary attempt was thwarted by a property owner. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect, 34 year old Douglas Steven Coin, of Wheeling, was allegedly seen entering private property at around 6am Tuesday. The property owner attempted to confront the suspect, but he fled the scene in a small pickup and a chase ensued. The property owner was able to contact the Sheriff’s office and give a location for the vehicle. Chillicothe Police and Livingston County Deputies responded, along with a K-9 unit, who was able to track Coin. He was taken into custody on preliminary charges of attempted burglary and driving while revoked.
A Chillicothe teenager was arraigned Tuesday in Livingston County and the 16 year old suspect is being charged as an adult, in connection with the February assault of a juvenile victim. A probable cause statement identified 16 year old Matthew Miller, of Chillicothe, as the suspect in the case. The juvenile victim and another alleged juvenile perpetrator are not named in the court documents. The victim says the two suspects invited him to meet them at a rural Livingston County location to ‘hang out’. During the incident, the two suspects are accused of assaulting, choking and tying up the victim and hitting him with a large rock, before he was able to free himself and escape. Miller’s bond is set at $50,000 dollars cash-only.
A Macon teenager is charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance, after a traffic stop by a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy, over the past weekend. A probable cause statement accused 19 year old Jose F. Garcia, of Macon, of being in possession of a large amount of marijuana, along with items commonly associated with drug use, in his vehicle. Garcia appeared for arraignment in Macon County on Tuesday.
‘SMOKE TESTING’ WEDNESDAY IN PARTS OF COLUMBIA
Drivers in downtown Columbia and near the Mizzou campus can expect some delays and lane closures this (Wed) morning, as crews will be doing smoke testing of sewer lines. While the artificial smoke is non-toxic, non-staining and odorless, it could set off smoke alarms in buildings that use visual detection. The tests help identify issues in the infrastructure of the Columbia sewer system.
Heavy rain caused major flash-flooding problems in the Moberly area Monday, along with parts of Chariton and Howard Counties. Some locations received more than five inches of rain, which caused water over roadways in locations that do not normally flood…and also resulted in numerous reports of flooded basements in the area. Moberly first responders were involved in several water rescues from submerged vehicles during the worst of the flooding. The Missouri Department of Transportation says floodwaters have receded substantially overnight, but there are still a handful of secondary road closures this morning. The latest information on high water closures is always available online at modot.org.
Heavy rain was a factor in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred just before noon Monday on Highway 24, just east of Clifton Hill. The patrol says 21 year old Brooke Summerville, of Salisbury, lost control of her westbound vehicle when it hydroplaned on the wet driving surface. It ran off the roadway and overturned, coming to rest on its top in the ditch. Summerville sought her own treatment for minor injuries.
A Trenton driver escaped with only minor injuries after his vehicle ran off Highway 6, just west of Humphreys in Sullivan County, early Monday morning. 38 year old Joshua Vandevender, of Trenton, was treated and released at Wright Memorial Hospital after the accident, which occurred at around 4:45am. The patrol says his eastbound vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a fence and ditch and overturned.
A Kansas man was killed and a Tennessee driver suffered serious injuries in a Monday morning accident on I-70, near the 93-mile marker in Cooper County. It occurred just before 8am. The patrol says a westbound pickup, driven by 27 year old Alejandro Esparaza-Cardona, of Wichita, Kansas, had stopped in the roadway, due to a previous accident and Cardona had exited his vehicle. He was struck and killed by a westbound tractor-trailer, driven by 28 year old Brian Tomlinson, of Dyersburg, TN. After impact, the semi ran off the highway, struck the guardrail and then several trees. Tomlinson suffered serious injuries and was treated at University Hospital.
A detention officer at the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct involving inmates. Court documents accuse 27 year old Michael Byrd, of Bethany, in both Clinton and Daviess Counties. The victims say Byrd forced inmates to engage in sexual acts on multiple occasions, including an incident at a rest area on I-35, while Byrd was transporting inmates from Jackson County. Byrd is free on $15,000 dollars bond and is schedule for an arraignment next month.
A four-year-old child was seriously injured when a pickup overturned off Daviess County Route P, just east of Jameson, Saturday evening. The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after the accident, which occurred at around 6:30pm. The patrol says an eastbound pickup, driven by 29 year old Andrew Adkison, of Jameson, ran off the roadway and overturned. Adkison was treated for minor injuries at Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany.
A Saline County teenager was life-flighted to Columbia with serious injuries after her car ran off Highway 20, just after 10pm Sunday night. 17 year old Moradiance Wheeler, of Malta Bend, was the driver of the southbound vehicle. The patrol says she suffered serious injuries when it traveled off the roadway, went airborne and struck an embankment.
Two Columbia residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred Saturday morning, just south of the Cairo junction on Highway 63. 59 year old Richard McKenzie, of Columbia, was the driver of the southbound vehicle. The patrol says it ran off the roadway, just before 9am, and overturned, coming to rest on its passenger side in the median. McKenzie and his passenger, 56 year old Debbie McKenzie, of Columbia, were both treated for moderate injuries at Moberly Regional Medical Center.
A Paris driver was seriously injured in a Friday afternoon accident on Highway 24, just east of Moberly. 34 year old Arvell Tillman, of Paris, was taken to University Hospital for treatment after the accident, which occurred at around 3:20pm. The patrol says he attempted to avoid another vehicle that had slowed to make a turn. Tillman was seriously injured when his vehicle ran off the highway and overturned, coming to rest in a farm field.
A months-long Randolph County drug investigation resulted in multiple arrests on drug charges on Friday. Randolph County deputies and Moberly Police made a total of nine arrests on counts involving the distribution or delivery of a controlled substance. Investigators say the North Missouri Drug Task Force made multiple undercover drug buys during the investigation. Seven Moberly residents are charged, including Tara L. Belcher, Tyler H. Bennett, Charles L. Grosvenor, Tyler W. Kelsay, Austin Westberg, Thomas L. Miller, Jr., and Carl L. Bode. Also charged are Bailer Coleman of Huntsville and Evan J. Hayes of DeWitt.
The Brookfield Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident, which injured a male victim, on the lot of Smith Motor in Brookfield. It occurred at around 11am Wednesday. Investigators say the victim was outside his vehicle, looking at other vehicles in the parking lot when he was struck by a single gunshot in the back. He was driven by private vehicle to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment. The victim and witnesses at the scene say they heard the gunshot. Brookfield Police are investigating the incident with assistance by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Brookfield Police at 258-3385.
The suspect in a Tuesday morning stabbing incident at a Memphis residence has been arrested and is in custody. Police say 34 year old Curtis Anthony Cousins, of Washington, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday evening at a Memphis home. He is charged with first-degree assault and is being held on $100,000 dollars bond. Cousins is accused of stabbing a male victim multiple times, during a confrontation in the garage of a home on Dial Court in Memphis, early Tuesday morning. The victim was hospitalized for treatment.
A former Slater police officer pleaded guilty this week to a felony child endangerment charge. 30 year old Benjamin Thomas, of Slater was the suspect. He was initially charged with second-degree sodomy, after he was accused of being involved in a relationship with a 16 year old female victim. Saline County Prosecutors say the victim refused to cooperate in the prosecution, so they accepted Thomas’ guilty plea to a lesser charge. Thomas will be placed on five years probation.
A Columbia man faces multiple charges after a suspicious package, which was shipped to a Boonville address, was seized and found to contain 22 pounds of high-grade marijuana, plus an undisclosed amount of cash. Boonville Police and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force were involved in the investigation. 38 year old Kelvon Dow, of Columbia was arrested and is being held in the Cooper County Jail on charges of delivery and distribution of a controlled substance. Investigators say more arrests are likely in the case.
Columbia Police are looking for a male suspect, who allegedly tried to pick up an 11 year old boy, who was walking home from Fairview Elementary School, Tuesday afternoon. The child says the man’s vehicle drove past him multiple times before he stopped and told the boy to get in. The boy ran from the scene. The suspect is described as a middle-aged white male with a white mustache and beard. He was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and a dark-colored shirt. Columbia Public School officials were notified of the incident and have increased security at the school.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released more details on an officer-involved shooting, which occurred Monday in Daviess County. A suspect vehicle was identified as having been involved in a home invasion robbery in Ridgeway at around 10:45am Monday. A Highway Patrol trooper pursued the vehicle on I-35 in Daviess County, until the vehicle ran off a Daviess County Highway and two occupants fled on foot. The male driver allegedly fired shots at the trooper, who returned fire, striking the male suspect. He is identified as 52 year old Elmer Martin Sorrell, of High Ridge, MO. He was treated for his injuries at Liberty Hospital and faces multiple charges, including robbery, stealing, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer. A female passenger, 55 year old Lisa Ann Legge, of Washington, MO was also arrested and is charged with burglary, robbery and stealing.
City officials in Lancaster are working to determine what to do with a downtown building that collapsed early Tuesday morning. Officials say the building, located on the northern part of the Lancaster Square, is over 100 years old and its flat roof and age are the likely factors which caused the collapse. The owner, who lives in California, has been contacted, but city officials are hoping for emergency funding to demolish the building, which is leaning toward a neighboring business.
A Memphis, MO man is being sought on a felony assault charge, after a stabbing incident, which occurred early Tuesday morning. 34 year old Curtis Anthony Cousins, of Memphis, is charged in the case and a male victim was treated at Scotland County Hospital for multiple stab wounds. Court documents alleged that the stabbing occurred in the garage of a home on Dial Court, when the victim confronted Cousins about his interactions with a family member. Cousins is believed to have fled the scene in a black Mitsubishi Lancer with Iowa license plates. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Memphis Police.
The Moberly Job Fair will be held this afternoon at Municipal Auditorium. The Moberly Chamber of Commerce says more than 40 area employers are expected to be on-hand for the event, which will be open from 2 to 6pm. Applicants are encouraged to bring your resume and other information necessary to fill out an application, and be ready to interview. Again, the Moberly Job Fair is today from 2 to 6pm at Municipal Auditorium.
A former Moniteau County teacher, who is accused of having sex with a 16 year old student, has now been charged in Cooper County. Clairyssa Lorenz was originally charged with statutory rape in Moniteau County. She has now been charged with sexual contact with a student in Cooper County, as well. Investigators say the charges involve the same 16 year old victim, but that incidents allegedly occurred in both counties in June and July of 2017.
Authorities are investigating the death of a two-month-old baby in a Rothville home. Chariton County authorities received a 911 call from a residence in the 300 block of Main Street in Rothville, at around 10am Monday. When investigators arrived, they found a two-month-old girl dead inside the home. Officials have not said whether the child lived at that residence. They have not released any names or any other details about the circumstances of the death. An autopsy has been scheduled. The investigation is being conducted by the Chariton County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Highway Patrol.
Authorities say a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper chased two robbery suspects on foot Monday morning and returned fire and shot one of the suspects. The Highway Patrol says a theft in progress was reported at a home in Ridgway, at around 10:45am Monday. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department provided a vehicle and suspect description and a trooper gave chase to a vehicle on I-35 before it crashed into a ditch. Investigators say the male driver and a female occupant fled on foot, with the trooper pursuing. The male suspect shot at the trooper, who returned fire. Both suspects were taken into custody. The male suspect was treated for injuries at a Kansas City area hospital.
Fire crews were called to the parking lot of a New Cambria Bank, Monday afternoon, where a car had caught fire. Officials say the car suffered extensive damage under the hood, before firefighters were able to get it under control. There were no injuries and no damage to any other vehicles.
MOBERLY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER ARREST IN KENTUCKY
A Moberly man, who was wanted in connection with an alleged assault, was arrested in Kentucky. Investigators say the suspect, 24 year old Matthew Graves, of Moberly, was accused of being involved in a fight in the parking lot of a Moberly business, at around 7 o’clock Friday morning. One victim was treated for injuries. Authorities say Graves fled the area and was arrested by authorities in Cadiz, Kentucky, on Sunday. He is being held in the Christian County Jail on $100,000 dollars bond, pending extradition.
COLUMBIA DRIVER HURT IN HIGHWAY 54 ACCIDENT
A Columbia driver was treated for moderate injuries after his car ran off Highway 54, just west of Mexico in Audrain County, Monday afternoon. It occurred at around 1:30pm. The patrol says 36 year old Charles Campbell, of Columbia, lost control of his eastbound car and it ran off the roadway and struck an embankment. Campbell was taken to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
A Macon driver suffered moderate injuries in a Sunday morning accident on Highway 63 at the Route 22 junction in Boone County. 22 year old Beverly Huddleston, of Macon, was treated at University Hospital after the accident, which occurred at around 6:30am. The patrol says she apparently fell asleep at the wheel of her vehicle. It ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail face twice, coming to rest in the median.
Two Marshall teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred at around Saturday afternoon, at around 4:40pm, on Highway 20 in Lafayette County. 19 year old Esmerelda Tinoco, of Marshall, was the driver of an eastbound car. The patrol says it ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. Tinoco and her passenger, 16 year old Ismael Tinoco, of Marshall, were both treated for moderate injuries at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Three Kirksville residents were injured in a Friday afternoon accident on Highway 6, just west of Novinger. It occurred just after 3:30pm. The patrol says an eastbound vehicle, driven by 35 year old Le Petit Bunze, of Kirksville, was attempting to pass a line of cars when another eastbound car, driven by 29 year old Meris Kempamo Bile, of Kirksville, also pulled out to pass and the two vehicles collided. Bunze’s SUV overturned off the roadway. Three passengers in his vehicle sustained moderate injuries…35 year old Alidor Masingo, 33 year old Tersor Mpeti, and 32 year old Prince Yawenda, all of Kirksville. They were all taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A Hamilton woman was treated for moderate injuries after a Friday night accident on I-35 at Shoal Creek in Clinton County. 54 year old Gina Saunders, of Hamilton, was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment after the accident, which occurred at around 10pm. The patrol says her vehicle was northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway, ran into the median and crashed into Shoal Creek, coming to rest on its drivers side.
A Sunday morning accident on a Cooper County highway seriously injured two occupants of the vehicle. It occurred just after 6:20am. 21 year old Joshua Bailey, of Blackwater, was the driver…21 year old Caleb Miller, of Boonville, was his passenger. The patrol says Bailey failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle ran off the roadway, struck the ground, a utility pole, a fence and a tree and then caught fire. Both occupants were taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.
A Saturday fire destroyed the Friendship Christian Church, located north of Centralia. The Boone County and Little Dixie Fire Departments were called to the blaze, late Saturday afternoon, and found flames coming through the roof. Additional assistance was called in from other local fire departments to get the fire under control. Officials say the church building was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Chillicothe Police are looking for a 13 year old juvenile, who was reported missing, just after 3pm Thursday. Jayden Joseph Beltran was last seen in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street in Chillicothe. He is about 5-1 and 100 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a chipped front tooth and was last seen wearing a camo jacket with hood, blue jeans and navy blue shoes. Anyone with information is urged to contact Chillicothe Police.
A Moberly man is in custody after authorities responded to a report of an incident with a gun in rural Randolph County, Thursday morning. Deputies were called to the Deerfield Apartments, on County Road JJ west of Moberly, at around 3:45am. They say the suspect, 23 year old Jeremy Allen Bell, of Moberly, allegedly pulled a gun during a confrontation in one of the apartments. The other apartments were evacuated and officers entered the building and found that Bell had fled the scene. He was later found, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, hiding in a wooded area near the residence. Bell was taken into custody without incident.
LA PLATA MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED WALMART THEFT
A La Plata man is charged with attempting to steal from an Ottumwa, Iowa Walmart last week. The alleged incident occurred on March 5. Authorities say Audra Owen Newcomer, of La Plata, and an accomplice, allegedly loaded up a Walmart shopping cart and tried to exit the store through a fire escape, where the accomplice waited with a getaway car. Investigators say the incident was captured on security cameras. Newcomer has pleaded not guilty to theft charges in the case.
A Clark man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison, after a Chariton County Jury found him guilty of ten felony charges, including child molestation and enticement. 47 year old Alonzo Bernard Thorpe, of Clark, was tried in Chariton County on a change of venue from Randolph County. The allegations stemmed from incidents, which occurred between 2011 and 2014 and involved two victims under the age of 14. Thorpe was sentenced to ten years for each of the ten felony counts, to be served consecutively.
A Centralia man faces rape and sodomy charges, after he was accused of attacking a female victim at his home. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department says 40 year old Christopher Malloy, of Centralia, was arrested Wednesday. Formal charges were filed Thursday and bond is set at $13,500 dollars.
A driver from Center, MO was life-flighted to Columbia with serious injuries after his pickup ran off Route 19 in Ralls County, Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred, just north of Center, at around 1:20pm. 29 year old William Sullivan was the driver of the southbound vehicle. The patrol says it ran of the roadway and struck a tree. Sullivan was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Columbia.
MISSING CARROLLTON MAN FOUND SAFE
A Carrollton man, who went missing Sunday, has been found. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department says Ross Flick was found alive. He had been reported missing earlier this week, after he had not been seen or heard from since Sunday. No further details on the disappearance have been released.
A Mercer County teenager is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, in connection with a fatal traffic crash, which occurred last fall. Authorities arrested 17 year old Elijah Mandich, of Princeton, on Wednesday. He is accused of operating a motor vehicle at excessive speed and using his cell phone while driving, in connection with an accident on Highway 65 in October of last year. 18 year old Saige Boswell, of Lineville, Iowa was killed in that collision. Mandich’s Bond has been set at $25,000 dollars cash-only. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment today (Thurs).
A Clinton woman, who was in the home where Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton was shot and killed on March 6, has been charged with second-degree murder in the case. Authorities say Tammy Widger was initially arrested on the day of the shooting and charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver. Investigators say her criminal activity resulted in the incident that caused Morton’s death. Officer Morton was shot and killed and two other officers were injured when they responded to a 911 call at the home. The gunman, James Waters, was found dead inside the home. His death is still under investigation.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of two suspects in connection with a shooting incident, which occurred last week. Deputies were called to the Gregory Heights subdivision on March 7, after multiple 911 calls reported gunshots. Authorities then learned a young male victim was treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital. Two juvenile suspects have been arrested in the case this week…they were turned over to Juvenile Authorities, accused of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and felony resisting arrest.
A Palmyra couple were both treated for moderate injuries, after their car ran off a Marion County road, just after 11am Wednesday. 53 year old Laurie Hobbs, of Palmyra was the driver of the southbound vehicle. 53 year old Brent Hobbs was her passenger. The patrol says the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a concrete post. Both occupants were treated for moderate injuries at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
The Adair County Coroner’s Office has released information on an accident, which killed a Brashear man over the past weekend. It occurred Saturday morning at around 11am at a home on Twin Oaks Lane, outside Brashear. Adair County Coroner Brian Noe says Matthew ‘Matt’ Bleything, of Brashear, was working under a car at his residence, when the car rolled off a railroad tie and pinned him under the vehicle. Bleything was pronounced dead at the scene. Noe says the death has been ruled an accident.
The Marceline Carnegie Library is set to sponsor an informational meeting on Dyslexia, tomorrow (Thurs) evening. The interactive presentation is open to everyone. Lachrissa Smith, a Dyslexic Consultant and school superintendent, will conduct the program, with lots of good information, including details on a new state law, which requires dyslexia screenings for all students. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm tomorrow at the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline.
BBB AND HAND-IN-HAND OPEN HOUSE EVENTS NEXT TUESDAY
Brookfield Bright Beginnings Preschool will hold an enrollment open house next week…Tuesday evening from 5 to 6:30pm at the preschool on the Brookfield R-3 campus. Parents and children are welcome to attend, meet the teachers, tour the facility and enroll for the 2018-19 school year. The Linn County Area Career and Technical Center will also hold an open house Tuesday evening for their ‘Hand-in-Hand’ Lab School, also for preschool-age children. The public is welcome from 5 to 6pm. For more information, contact the Brookfield Preschool Office at 258-2445.
Mexico authorities have released the identity of the victim in a fatal fire, which occurred late Monday night. 84 year old Ruby Hamlett, died in the blaze, which caused extensive damage to her home. Mexico Firefighters responded to the scene at around 11pm Monday. They say flames were coming out of the back of the home when they arrived and firefighters were unable to get inside the home until they got the fire under control. Hamlett’s body was recovered early Tuesday morning.