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January 22nd, 2020

 

 

NEMO MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING RELATIVE IN THE HEAD WITH A CANE

 

A northeast Missouri man is accused of using a cane to hit a female relative in the head.

Kyle Wallace, 24, of Kirksville, now faces three felony charges after the weekend altercation at a home on Sumac Trail outside Kirksville.

Wallace is charged with armed criminal action, second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest for a felony.

According to court documents, the incident happened early Sunday afternoon. The victim told the deputy who worked the case that Wallace came at her with a cane and struck her in the head with it, causing a cut.

The doctor who treated the woman told investigators the cut was approximately one-and-one-half inches long and required six staples to close the wound.

Court papers state that when the deputy went to arrest Wallace, the suspect cursed at the officer and resisted arrest by walking away and pulling away from the deputy, resulting in the officer tasing him and using pepper spray to get the suspect under control.

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

Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson wrote in court documents that Wallace is a flight risk and poses a danger to the safety and well-being of the victim.

 

 

MDC RELEASES FINAL DEER HARVEST NUMBERS

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has released the final deer harvest numbers from the 2019-2020 season.

According to the MDC, over 285,400 deer were harvested in the state of Missouri. 
Of the deer harvested, almost 134,000 were antlered bucks, nearly 28,000 were button bucks, and approximately 124,000 were does.

The top counties in northeast Missouri were Macon with a total of nearly 4,000 deer harvested, Linn with almost 2,700 deer harvested, and Adair with a little over 2,500 deer harvested.
The deer harvested this season was just under the 2018-19 season where a little over 290,000 were harvested.

To see harvested deer totals for every county in Missouri, that link can be found here.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 20TH

 

2:48am, Officers were dispatched to a report of a barking dog in the 100 block of Crescent Drive. Officers located a small dog and were unable to locate the owner. Officers transported the small dog to the Animal Shelter due to the extreme cold temperatures. 

6:54am, Officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running into a residence as the resident opened the door. The resident did not know who the dog belonged to. Officers contacted Animal Control who picked up the dog and is attempting to locate an owner.

9:19am, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Webster Street in reference to a report of suspicious activity. Nothing was found.

9:38am, Officers were dispatched to a report of a motorist that was almost struck by a tractor-trailer in a parking lot in the 2600 block of Brunswick.

10:28am, Officers were dispatched to a business in the 10 block of Brunswick in reference to a report of property damage. Officers determined that a vehicle apparently struck the building causing minor damage and left the scene without reporting the indent.

12:14pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 400 block of Calhoun Street.

1:42pm, Officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive. Officers contacted the resident who was not in need of any assistance.

7:20pm, Officers were dispatched to the area of Third and Washington Street to locate and check the well-being of a motorist. Officers located the motorist who was transported by an Officer to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

Officers conducted traffic enforcement stops and building checks.

 

 

 




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January 21st, 2020

 

 

FIRE DESTROYS LA PLATA AREA HOME

 

A raging fire ripped through a northeast Missouri home Monday.

The Macon County blaze was reported just after 11 a.m.

The roaring inferno happened at a home on Igloo Trail, three miles west of La Plata.

The home belongs to David Walker.

Fire Chief Bob Couch said Walker had left for about 20 minutes, and when he came back, his house was on fire.

It was no cakewalk for fire crews to get to the home. They had to battle an ice-covered gravel all the way out of La Plata.

“That was the worst road I have ever driven a 4,000-gallon tanker on,” said Chris Drennan, a firefighter with Adair County Fire. “And, the engine behind me was having just as much trouble.”

By the time firefighters got to the scene, huge flames were shooting from the top of the home.

The owner said he bought it three years ago and was in the process of remodeling it.

A neighbor who lives half a mile away reported seeing the flames all the way from her place.

To make matters even more dangerous, live rounds of ammunition were exploding inside the burning house while crews tried their best to knock down the flames from the outside.

La Plata Fire and Rescue called in help from Adair County and Atlanta fire departments.

Couch said Walker was using multiple space heaters to take the chill off.

He said the probable cause of the fire will officially go in the books as space heaters.

By the time it was all said and done, Walker's home had burned to the ground.

The good news is, no one was hurt.

 

 

SHOOTING LEAVES TWO DEAD AND AT LEAST 15 INJURED IN KANSAS CITY

 

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and upwards of a dozen people may have been injured in a shooting outside a bar. 
Police say the shooting took place just before midnight, when someone opened fire on a line of people waiting outside. 
A man and a woman were found dead at the scene. Police believe the man was the shooter, who was shot by an armed security guard. 
At least 15 people arrived at local hospitals with injuries and three are in critical condition. 
The bar appeared to be celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' advancement to the Super Bowl.

 

 

TWO NEMO TEENS INJURED IN MONDAY ACCIDENT

 

Two Northeast Missouri teenagers were injured in an accident in Boone County Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 17 year old Elisabeth Fugeat was southbound on U.S. Highway 63 at the Missouri 22 interchange at around 12:40 p.m. Monday when she drove off the left side of the road and struck a guard rail. Two passengers in Fugeat’s vehicle, a 16 year old female from Macon and a 13 year old female from Shelbina, were taken by ambulance to Women and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Fugeat was not injured.

 




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January 20th, 2020

 

 

THREE CAR WRECK FRIDAY NIGHT INJURES AT LEAST TWO

 

Winter weather is likely to blame for a three-car wreck that injured at least two travelers Friday night.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Highway 63 about a mile north of Kirksville.

The crash involved two sedans, one black, one white, and a white passenger van, which was hauling a livestock trailer in the snowy weather.

Significant front-end damage to a black sedan could be seen from the road. Airbags were deployed in at least two of the vehicles involved.

Radio traffic at the scene indicated there was more than one injury; however, only the driver of the Mercury was hospitalized.

 

MAN ACCUSED OF FIRING SHOTS IN COLUMBIA WALMART.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he fired shots inside a central Missouri Walmart.

Columbia Police say the shooting happened late Friday night after an employee confronted a man, later identified by police as Jamie Anton Jackson, who was in a restricted area of the store.

The Missourian reports that the employee told police the man had a gun and extended ammunition magazine, and a struggle ensued.

The employee said he was able to take the magazine away, but not the gun. Police say Jackson then ran to the front of the store and fired multiple shots. No one was injured.

 

DUCK BOAT OWNER SETTLES IN SINKING LAWSUIT

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

A joint motion for approval of a confidential settlement was filed Thursday in the final pending suit, which was filed by Joseph and William Strecker.

Their 68-year-old mother, Rosemarie Hamann, was killed when the boat sank.

A Ripley spokeswoman declined to discuss details of the settlement.



 

 




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January 17th, 2020

 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER WOMAN AT WALMART FACES FELONY CHARGE

 

The driver accused of running over a woman in the Kirksville Walmart parking lot early this month is now facing a felony charge.

Darrell Yarrington, 61, of Kirksville, was charged Thursday with leaving the scene of an accident involving physical injury.

Police say Yarrington was driving his pickup in the Walmart parking lot on January 3, 2020, when he struck Kathleen Perry, 63, of Knox City, Missouri, shortly after she came out of the store.

Perry suffered serious injuries and was flown to a Quincy, Illinois, hospital for treatment.

People at the scene told police the pickup that hit Perry attempted to leave the scene. Yarrington was later identified as the driver.

Perry came to rest face down before being tended to by several good Samaritans until emergency crews arrived.

According to court documents, Yarrington told police he did not see Perry and thought he had struck a taxi cab that was parked in front of the store.

A woman who came out of Walmart and saw Perry on the ground called 911 and was able to chase down Yarrington's truck on foot and catch up to it at the stop sign at the Walmart parking lot entrance.

When questioned by police, Yarrington claimed he was not leaving the scene, but instead, he was going to circle back around to where the accident happened.

A preliminary breath test proved Yarrington was not drunk. He told officers the only medication he takes is for his blood pressure.

Police say Walmart security footage showed Yarrington's pickup striking Perry with the passenger side front of the truck.

The video shows Perry falling to the ground. Officers said Yarrington continued to drive, but he slowed down as if he knew he had hit something. Yarrington then continued to drive.

Yarrington was arrested in the parking lot about a half hour after the incident happened.

While being transported, the arresting officer said Yarrington commented, "I didn't hit her that hard."

Police later spoke to Perry's daughter, Melissa Wilson, who told them her mother suffered a broken jaw, a broken nose, a broken arm, multiple face fractures and had bleeding in the brain.

Yarrington is now scheduled to make his first court appearance in the January 3, 2020, incident on February 5, 2020.

 

 

AUTHORITIES ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP IN LOCATING MISSING KIRKSVILLE TEEN

 

Authorities need your help locating a missing juvenile.

James Owen Warren, 15, of Kirksville, was last by his family on January 1, 2020.

A missing person report was taken by the Adair County Sheriff's Office a short time after he went missing.

He is described as a white male, 5'6" and weighs 130 lbs.

He has dark blond hair and hazel eyes.

Warren's mother, Susan Kimble Wilson, told KTVO he was last seen wearing a KC Royals hoodie and jeans, but it's believed he may have taken some clothes with him.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol had issued an Active Missing Persons Alert for Warren.

Anybody with information about his whereabouts can contact their local law enforcement agency or Kirksville Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621.

 

 

ILLINOIS WOMAN INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Steelville, Illinois woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Boone County Wednesday evening

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 39 year old Lukas Romine of Centralia was entering U.S. Highway 63 northbound from the median crossover at Highway 124 at around 8 p.m. As Romine was entering the highway, his vehicle was struck by a car driven by 37 year old Angela Murrell of Linneus. According to the highway patrol crash report, the crash was enough to total both vehicles. A passenger in Romine’s vehicle, 71 year old Mary Waltemate was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries. The two drivers were not injured.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 15TH 

 

5:21am, Officers checked well-being of subject in the 2600 block of N. Washington….Everything OK….

 

6:26am, Officer taking vehicles to Street Barn for Maintenance…..

 

7:50am, Officers received report of property damage to door of residence in the 900 block of Vine Street…..

 

9:16am, Officer out at PD for fingerprinting detail…..

 

9:51am, Officer out at PD for fingerprinting detail….

 

11:07am, Officer spoke with subject on the phone about their concerns of welfare of a child and living conditions….Subject hot-lining their information….

 

11:21am, Officer out at business on Corporate Drive reference to a theft investigation…..

 

11:21am, Officer in route to the 500 block of E. Polk Street to check well-being…..Subjects left prior to Officers arrival….

 

11:25am, School Resource Officer at 1500 block of Calhoun with unruly student….Subject went to class…

 

12:42pm, Officer out at PD on fingerprinting detail….

 

1:18pm, Officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department on a traffic stop on US 36 near the Municipal Airport….

 

2:24pm, Officer out at the Courthouse  for Court duties….

 

2:37pm, Officer out at the Courthouse for Court duties….

 

2:46pm, Officer out at Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on investigation….

 

5:37pm, Report of vehicles driving C & I in the area of Polk and Miller Streets…..Officers unable to observe any violations….

 

5:56pm, Officer spoke with resident of the 1700 block of Derringer Drive about peace disturbance complaint…..

 

6:36pm, Officers responded to the 400 block of Reynard Street on a domestic disturbance….determined to be verbal dispute….no arrests made…..

 

7:18pm, Report of barking dog in the 900 block of Trenton Street…..Dog was actually in 900 block of Vine Street and owner notified and taking care of problem….

 

8:07pm, Report of domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Clay Street…. Contact was made with the parties and one party was leaving…Determined to be verbal and no arrests were made….

 

8:45pm, Report of vehicle driving in Edgewood Cemetery for extended period of time….Officers went to the area and were unable to locate any vehicles……

 

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

 

Chillicothe Police received 81 calls for service on 01/15/2020….

 

 

 

 




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January 16th, 2020

 

 

TRUMAN PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF PROSTITUTION PLEADS NOT GUILTY

 

A longtime local church leader and college professor facing a prostitution charge pleads not guilty.

Barry Poyner, 57, of Kirksville, went before a judge Wednesday for his initial appearance in Adair County Court.

He entered a plea of not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitution.

Poyner is a professor of communications at Truman State University and, at the time, was an elder at Church of Christ in Kirksville where he delivered sermons.

Since KTVO broke the story in mid-December 2019, the church took Poyner's name and online sermons off of its website, and the university placed him on suspension. A spokesman said this week that suspension remains in place.

A church member said Wednesday that Poyner resigned as elder soon after the case came to light.

According to court documents, the investigation into Poyner began in early November 2019 when the Truman Department of Public Safety received anonymous tips that Poyner had been using an app called Grindr to harass male Truman students for sexual contact as well as offering to pay for items in exchange for sexual favors.

A Kirksville police detective then made an undercover profile on Grindr, posing as an 18-year-old male.

Police say a user, later identified as Poyner, sent numerous messages and nude photos to the undercover officer in early December, requesting to meet to engage in sexual activity in exchange for gas money.

After an ongoing series of messages, Poyner agreed to meet who he thought was an 18-year-old man at a Kirksville convenience store to fuel up his car.

Police were waiting for Poyner to arrive. When he got there, he saw the officers and drove off. Officers then pulled Poyner over two blocks away.

 

 

MEXICO WOMAN KILLED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

A Mexico, Missouri woman is dead after an accident in Callaway County Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 39 year old Nicki Nation of Mexico was westbound on U.S. Highway 54 at route T at around 1:30 p.m. when she ran into the rear of a freightliner driven by 34 year old Aaron Shirley of Fulton.  The two vehicles came to rest off the roadway.  Nation was taken to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Shirley was not injured.

 

 

CEMENT TRUCK TIPS OVER IN SCHUYLER COUNTY

 

A cement truck tipped over Tuesday evening, spilling part of its load.

Just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to the scene of an overturned cement truck on Schuyler County Route O, roughly a mile east of Queen City, Missouri.

The road was reduced to one-lane traffic as crews worked at the scene.

The driver was not injured.

A cleanup crew arrived promptly to help clean up the spill.

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 14TH

 

At 5:46 a.m., Officers spoke with a citizen about landlord/tenant questions at the Police Department.

 

At 8:50 a.m., Officers took a report of stealing in the 2600 block of Shawnee Dr.  The investigation is on-going.

 

At 10:45 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.

 

At 2:05 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a suicidal person in the 1300 block of Monroe St.  The person was transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation.  Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

 

At 2:14 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a barking dog in the area of Cowgill St. and Olive St.  Officers were unable to locate any barking.

 

At 2:38 p.m., Officers checked on pedestrians walking along the street in the 1400 block of N. Washington St.

 

At 3:27 p.m., Officers spoke with a citizen about possible property damage.  The incident was determined to be a civil matter.

 

At 3:37 p.m., Officers recovered property in the 1000 block of Graves St.

 

At 3:43 p.m., Offices took a report of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 1300 block of N. Washington St.  The investigation is on-going.

 

At 4:43 p.m., Officers checked on a stranded motorist in the area of 190 Hwy. and N. Washington St.  The person had assistance on the way.

 

At 6:01 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 10 block of Elm St.  The parties involved decided to exchange information and declined to file a report.

 

At 6:21 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1100 block of Fairway Dr.

 

At 8:38 p.m., Officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with an order of protection.

 

At 9:27 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.

 

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 85 calls for service on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

 

 

 




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January 15th, 2020

 

 

SLICK ROADS CAUSE CRASH THAT INJURES 3

 

Slick roads are to blame for a crash that sent three people to the hospital Tuesday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash happened just before 7 a.m. on Old Lake Avenue, two miles north of Edina.

Troopers say a pickup truck driven by Jessica Shulatz, 30, of Rutledge, Missouri, was traveling southbound.

They said Shulatz lost control of the vehicle on the ice-covered road.

As a result, her pickup traveled off the road and struck several trees.

Shulatz was transported to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville by private vehicle for treatment of moderate injuries.

In addition, two juvenile passengers, also of Rutledge, age 6 and 9, were taken to the hospital for treatment, one with moderate injuries and another with minor injuries.

Troopers add that neither Shulatz or the two girls were wearing seat belts when this crash occurred.

 

 

MOBERLY CORRECTIONS OFFICER CHARGED WITH SNEAKING DRUGS INTO PRISON

 

A corrections officer has been charged with sneaking synthetic marijuana and tobacco into a Missouri prison. 
Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Davis is free on bond after he was charged Saturday with delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. 
No attorney is listed for him in online court records. 
The Moberly Monitor-Index reports that charging documents say investigators searched his car Saturday at the Moberly Correctional Center and found 174 grams (6.14 ounces) of synthetic marijuana, along with several unopened bags of tobacco. 
Corrections officials say four offenders have been placed in segregated housing pending further investigation.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 13TH

 

At 3:37 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a suspicious odor in the 400 block of Elm St.  Officers discovered a resident fell asleep while cooking and the odor was burnt food.

 

At 6:49 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash in the area of U.S. 36 and U.S. 65 Highways.

 

At 8:02 a.m., Officers spoke with a parent, at the Police Department, in reference to problems with their juvenile child.  Officers advised the parent of options.

 

At 8:24 a.m., Officers took a report of fraud at the Police Department.  The investigation is on-going.

 

At 10:03 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm in the 100 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.  Officers discovered it was a false alarm.

 

At 10:23 a.m., Officers spoke with a citizen about a civil matter in the 2600 block of Shawnee Dr.

 

At 10:44 Officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 500 block of N. Washington St.  Officers did not discover anything suspicious at that time.

 

At 11:12 a.m., Officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in taking a person into protective custody in the 700 block of Webster St.  Officers approached the person who then ran way on foot.  Officers chased the person to Third St. where the person was taken into protective custody and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office.

 

At 11:51 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St.  Officers discovered the incident was a landlord/tenant dispute.

 

At 12:01 p.m., Officers spoke with a citizen about a dog running loose in the 1300 block of Dorney St.  Animal Control was notified also.

 

At 1:44 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 700 block of St. Louis Ave.  Officers discovered a repossession company was attempting to repossess a vehicle when they were confronted by the resident.  The incident was resolved peacefully.

 

At 2:02 p.m., Officers spoke with a citizen with questions about parking at the Police Department.

 

At 2:04 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 10 block of Cherry St.

 

At 2:16 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of Park Ln.

 

At 2:23 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1300 block of Third St.

 

At 2:45 p.m., Officers performed a funeral escort.

 

At 3:03 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 700 block of Highland Ave.

 

At 3:12 p.m., Officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 200 block of Park Ln.  Officers did not locate anything suspicious.

 

At 3:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 100 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.  Officers were unable to locate the dog.

 

At 4:05 p.m., Officers were dispatched to juveniles riding an ATV in the alley between Hickory St. and Walnut St. recklessly.

 

At 6:18 p.m., Officers took a report of a dog running-at-large on Washington St.  Officers were able to locate the owner, who was issued a citation for dog running-at-large.

 

At 6:39 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 400 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.  Officers discovered it was a false alarm.

 

At 6:45 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1200 block of Jameson St.

 

At 6:53 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Elm St.

 

At 9:39 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a street sign down on the road at Mitchell Ave. and U.S. 36 Hwy.  The sign was removed.

 

At 9:49 p.m., Officers checked on a truck and trailer in the are of Mitchell Ave. and U.S. 36 Hwy. which may have hit the road sign.

 

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 80 calls for service on Monday, January 13th, 2020.

 

 

 




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January 14th, 2020

 

 

MISSING NOVINGER GIRL FOUND SAFE

 

A Novinger girl that has been missing since January 3rd has been found safe. The missing teenager's mother posted an update on Facebook Monday afternoon saying her daughter, Autumn Rose Garey, 15, of Novinger, Missouri, has been found safe and sound. A Kirksville police officer located her in Kirksville. He took her into custody and was going to take her to the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center.

 

 

KIRKSVILLE BRUSH DISPOSAL SITE REMAINS OPEN FOR ICE STORM DEBRIS

 

The weekend ice storm brought down limbs and even whole trees across the Heartland.

Due to the damage caused by the winter storm, the City of Kirksville’s Brush Disposal Site is now open through Monday, January 27, 2020.

The brush disposal site is for Kirksville residents only. It is located along Highway 6 west of Kirksville next to the Adair County Humane Society. Trees and limbs left at the site should not contain trash or other debris. The City said crews will not be conducting curbside brush and limb pickup. For questions, you are asked to call the Kirksville Public Works Department at (660) 627-1291.

 

 

MOBERLY WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

A Moberly woman was arrested on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday night.  According to the Moberly Police Department, an officer pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of Franklin and Hagood Streets.  The driver of the car was 46 year old Dorothy Tolson of Moberly.  Tolson’s vehicle was searched and officers found marijuana, packaging materials, a scale, multiple types of pills found to be narcotics, and other drug paraphernalia.  Tolson was taken into custody and charged with six counts of delivery of a controlled substance. She is being held in the Randolph County Justice Center on $15,000 bond.

 

 

 

 




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January 13th, 2020

 

TRAILER HAULING CARS OVERTURNS, BLOCKS HIGHWAY 36

 

Emergency crews stayed busy over the weekend responding to several crashes and reports of vehicles that slid off the road.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, U.S. Highway 36 just east of Meadville in Linn County was blocked when a tractor trailer hauling cars overturned.

As a result, the semi lost numerous vehicles it was transporting.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper had just stopped to check on a vehicle slide-off in the same area, and watched the truck crash in his rear view mirror.

The truck came to rest about 50 feet from his patrol car.

Due to the crash, Highway 36 was blocked for a few hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the incident.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS

On Friday, Jan. 10, at approximately 1:03 a.m., on duty officers heard gunshots and witnessed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near Highland Drive. Suspects failed to stop after officers activated emergency lights and sirens. Shortly after their pursuit of the vehicle, officers received calls from Boone County Joint Communications to report shots fired in the area.

Both the driver and passenger exited the vehicle in the 2500 block of Providence Road and continued to flee on foot. Both were located and detained for further questioning. 

Officers also responded to the 100 block of Garth Avenue at approximately 4:22 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress. While en route, officers were notified shots had been fired. Officers received a call about a potential suspect at the hospital with a gunshot wound and determined he may have been connected to the burglary. Two suspects were detained. After further investigation, Columbia Police identified Derail J. Thomas, 28, of Columbia as the second suspect in the burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Garth Avenue. Thomas has been charged with first degree burglary, first degree assault and armed criminal action.  

Two other suspects were arrested in association with the overnight shooting near Highland Drive in Columbia. Larry K. Brownlee Jr., 25, and Daravion Fajardo, 25, of Columbia were both charged with resisting arrest for a felony. 

CPD has identified Julian J. Shumpert,18, of Columbia as one of the suspects involved in the burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Garth Avenue. Schumpert has been charged with first degree burglary, armed criminal action, first degree assault and possession of a controlled substance as a misdemeanor.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 11TH

 

1:21am, Officer responded to Hedrick Medical Center for a report of a dog bite….A resident apparently surprised their pet from being asleep and the animal bit the owner on the face…..The victim required several stitches to close the bite wound…Report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Health Center…..

 

2:40am, Commercial business alarm in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street….Building was checked by Officers and found to be secure….Unknown cause of activation….

 

9:44am, Officer spoke with subject in reference a possible theft from their residence….No report taken at this time….

 

1:01pm, Officer responded to the area near Shaffer Park in reference a vehicle having struck a mailbox…..The driver and the owner of the mailbox agreed upon taking care of the damage….

 

1:48pm, Report of subject on a 4-wheeler pulling two small children on sleds behind the 4 wheeler on Trenton Road…..Officers were unable to locate the vehicle or subjects….The public is reminded that it is not only unsafe to perform an activity like this, it is also illegal !!!…..

 

1:52pm, Officer checked report of a tree on a powerline on Maple Street, near 10th and Central….Municipal Utilities notified…..

 

1:54pm, Officer performed a traffic stop on Broadway Street and John F. Kennedy Ave. due to C & I driving……The driver was found to be driving with an expired license…..Driver was issued 4 citations=C & I Driving, No Insurance, No Seat Belt and Expired Drivers License and was released with Court Date…..

 

9:03pm, Officer out in the 200 block of E. Bridge Street on an investigation….

 

9:39pm, Officer out at residence in the 1200 block of Green Street on a well-being check…Everyone OK…..

 

9:56pm, Officers out at residence in the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive…..Upon contact with caller, a stolen cell phone report was received…..Investigation continuing…..

 

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

 

Chillicothe Police received 40 calls for service on 01/11/2020….

 

Officers and Dispatch had a relatively quiet day…..believe the bad weather had a tendency to keep people at home and off the roads…..People that did venture out, generally drove sensibly……

 

 




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January 10th, 2020

 

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GRASS FIRE IN SCHUYLER COUNTY DEEMED SUSPICIOUS

 

Whipping winds fanned the flames of a suspicious late-morning grass fire in Schuyler County.

The blaze was reported just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday along Route M, one mile north of Glenwood, Missouri.

Captain Laura Watson with Lancaster Fire and Rescue told KTVO the land is owned by Laverne Kramer.

The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office said the blaze appears to have started along the roadway.Watson said it is considered suspicious because, in addition to the main fire, crews found two other burn areas on the same property that did not spark and take off.

The flames, pushed across the field by strong winds, charred an estimated 35 acres before firefighters got them put out about 45 minutes later.

Eight personnel from Lancaster Fire and Rescue and Queen City Fire Department battled the blaze with leaf blowers and water backpacks.

Watson said the investigation is being turned over to the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office.

She said she was not aware of anyone who had witnessed suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fires.

 

 

HAMILTON MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING HIT BY VEHICLE

 

A Hamilton, Missouri man is injured after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54 year old Jeffrey Dalton of Hamilton was on private property southeast of Hamilton at around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday when a parked truck began rolling backward.  The truck struck Dalton and pinned him against another parked vehicle. Dalton was taken by helicopter to Truman Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST COLUMBIA MAN FOR BURGLARY

 

On Jan. 7, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Columbia Police officers attempted to stop a suspect for a lane violation on Ballenger Lane. The suspect failed to stop, resulting in a police pursuit. 
The officers followed the vehicle to Hinkson Creek Rd., and then to a private drive, north, off Hinkson before Wyatt Lane. Officers identified the suspect as Zachary Bradley, 23, of Columbia. 
During the pursuit, the suspect exited the vehicle and continued to flee on foot. CPD was assisted by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, who assisted with the apprehension of the suspect. Bradley was charged with second degree burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree and resisting arrest.
While in custody, CPD learned the suspect’s vehicle was connected to a reported burglary by Hertz Car Rental, located at 1905 Rangeline St. (Case number 2020-000169) on Monday, Jan. 6. The officers also identified a Nissan Sentra fob on the suspect, which is also connected to that case.  
Hertz Car Rental identified the Chevrolet Malibu that the suspect was driving, a Silver Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Accent and a 2019 White Jeep Cherokee, Texas plate LTV8616, as the vehicles that were stolen. CPD believes the suspect did not act alone.
This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 8TH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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January 9th, 2020

 

KIRKSVILLE WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING FROM EMPLOYER

 

A now-former government agency employee from Kirksville, who is charged with felony stealing, has now decided she does not want to go to trial and has admitted that she committed the crime.

Nicole Roberts, 33, of Kirksville, appeared in Adair County Circuit Court on December 27, 2019, to withdraw her not guilty plea. Special Prosecutor Corey Moon said that Roberts instead pleaded guilty to the felony charge of stealing $25,000 or more.

Before that, she was set to go on trial next month in Kirksville.

According to online court records, following Roberts entering her guilty plea, "The court finds that the plea of guilty was made knowingly and voluntarily with a full understanding of the defendant's rights and that defendant knew the consequences of the plea when it was entered. The court finds the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the charges."

The case came to light when the agency contacted the Adair County Sheriff’s Office about fraudulent use of the district’s debit card.

Sheriff's deputies said in court documents that their investigation revealed that Roberts used her employer's debit card to fraudulently obtain $44,386 from the agency.

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

The prosecutor said that he and the defendant's attorney have been unable to reach an agreement on possible punishment.

The ultimate decision on her sentence will be made by Judge Kelly Lovekamp.

That sentencing hearing is set for 9 a.m. on February 24, 2020.

 

 

MONROE COUNTY COVERED BRIDGE VANDALIZED

 

Missouri State Park Rangers are looking for the public's help in identifying suspects involved in the recent vandalism of a historic covered bridge in northeast Missouri.

Corporal Doug Buie with the Missouri Park Rangers confirmed with KHQA that three people were caught on camera and are currently wanted in connection with vandalism that happened around 3:30 p.m. on December 31, 2019. The vandalism was discovered on January 2, 2020. The vandals damaged the historic Union Covered Bridge in Monroe County, Missouri, which is located about eight miles from Paris, Missouri.

The vandals left four signatures on the bridge: Bryce 2015, Bryce 2020, Chris 2015 and Chris 2020.

If you have any information regarding the bridge vandalism or can identify the suspects in the photos, contact Corporal Buie at (573) 565-3440.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTEGATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ROBBERY

 

Columbia Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at United Credit Union, 2909 Falling Leaf Lane, on Jan. 7, at approximately 4:40 p.m.

One suspect, described as a medium build black male, between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet, wearing blue jeans and a hoodie covering his face, entered the bank and displayed a handgun. He then left the area traveling west on Falling Leaf Lane in a dark-colored 4-door sedan with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. 
This is an ongoing investigation, therefore there is no additional information available at this time.
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous. 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 7TH

 

12:18am, Officers were dispatched to a report of threats being made to a resident in the 500 block of St. Louis St.

1:55am, Officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of Locust St. Officers found the back door to the business was unsecured. A search of the business was conducted and it was determined that the door was not secured upon closing and the wind blew the door open. A representative of the business was contacted to secure the business and reset the alarm.

2:44am, Officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 600 block of East Street. The resident was contacted and the music was turned down.

8:05am, Officers were dispatched to a possible residential burglary in the 400 block of Samuel St. It was reported that there was no damage and nothing reported to be missing.

9:58am, Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in a business parking lot in the 100 block of W. Business 36. Officers made contact with the vehicle occupants who were advised to leave the property.

12:13pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of a juvenile attempting to purchase tobacco products at a business in the 600 block of Business 36.

2:53pm, Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a resident falling victim to a phone scam. Officers directed the victim to notify his bank immediately and the incident remains under investigation.

7:35pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Walnut and Webster St. Officers made contact and the driver was waiting on a resident.

11:29pm, Officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 400 block of Elm St. Officers reported that the resident was not in need of assistance.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 81 calls for service.

 

 

 




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January 8th, 2020

 

NEMO MAN INJURED AFTER TREE FALLS ON HIM

 

A northeast Missouri man was seriously hurt late Tuesday morning when a tree fell on him.

The tragedy happened around 11 a.m. near a home on Sidney Road northeast of Green Castle, Missouri.

The family identifies the victim as Randy Ballanger, 53, who lives at the residence.

A family member at the scene said Ballanger was cutting firewood in the timber near his home when a tree fell on him.

Ballanger had his cell phone with him and was able to call 911, reporting that he had possibly broken his back.

The man somehow managed to get the tree off of himself, get onto a UTV and drive himself to his house.

Ballanger was inside the home when emergency crews arrived.

Medical personnel then loaded him into an ambulance and drove him a short distance down the road to an open field where a medical helicopter was waiting for him.

They carefully loaded Ballanger onto the chopper and took off a short time later.

Officials said Ballanger was being flown to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City hospital for treatment.

 

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH DURING LUNCH HOUR IN KIRKSVILLE

 

A two-vehicle crash late Tuesday morning slowed traffic in Kirksville, blocking the southbound lanes of Baltimore Street.

The crash between a car and pickup truck happened just before 11 a.m. at Baltimore and Northtown Road.

Both vehicles had extensive front-end damage.

The 16-year-old Kirksville girl driving the car told police she had the green arrow to turn across traffic onto Northtown Road; however, both the driver of the oncoming pickup and an eyewitness who saw the crash say that he had the green light to continue southbound on Baltimore Street.

Kirksville Police Sergeant David Grissom said the pickup was driven by Earl Kull, 66, of Hurdland, Misouri.

The name of the 16-year-old will not be released because she is underage.

Police say both drivers suffered just minor injuries and were going to seek their own treatment.

The cause of the crash is an ongoing investigation.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED REPORT MONDAY NIGHT

 

Columbia Police officers responded to a call regarding shots fired near the intersection of Oak and Lincoln Drive, on Monday, Jan. 6, at approximately 10:45 p.m. 

Officers immediately began canvassing the area for evidence and located a 24-year-old male near Jewell Ave. and Sexton Rd., who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local emergency room by ambulance to be treated for his injuries.

While on the scene, officers were notified of reports that more shots were heard nearby and immediately responded. During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunshots including spent shell cases along with damage to two residences in the 400 block of Oak Street that were struck by bullets. No injuries were reported by the residents. 

This case falls under the purview of the City’s newly created Violent Crime Task Force, which includes officers from CPD, Boone County Sheriff’s Department, University of Missouri Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Violent Crime Task Force will review any incidence of violence that involves a firearm and will be working in conjunction with partnering agencies to resolve these cases.

No suspect information or further details are known about either incidence. This is an ongoing investigation, therefore there is no additional information we can provide.

Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 6TH

 

10:35am, Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block of Harvester Rd.

10:48am, Officers recovered a black bag that had been left in a business parking lot in the 500 block of S. Washington Street.

1:51pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious people in the 1100 block of Sunset Ave. The two males were located and were walking door-to-door soliciting tree trimming and removal. They were advised that they needed a city occupational license before they could continue.

2:05pm, Officers were dispatched to the old Central School in reference to children climbing to the roof. Officers located the juveniles and they were advised to leave the property.

2:58pm, Officers were dispatched to check the well-being of residents in the 1400 block of Polk Street. Officers determined that the residents were not in need of any assistance.

3:19pm, Officers arrested Isreal Alsbury in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Trenton Mo Municipal Warrant. Alsbury was unable to post bond and was extradited to Trenton by a Trenton Mo Police Officer.

4:05pm, Officers responded to a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 65 Hwy and Park Ln.  A vehicle driven by Rebecca Burr and a vehicle driven by Emily Hall were both driving south bound on 65 Hwy when Burr attempted to change lanes from the left to the right lane.  Burr's vehicle then impacted the left side of Hall's vehicle and both came to rest on the shoulder.  No injures were reported and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene with minor damage.

4:13pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of an elderly male that had been dropped off at a business in the 1100 block of S. Mitchell Ave by a family member who had failed to pick him up. Officers were unable to contact the family members and provided the elderly male transportation home.

7:47pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of illegal activity at a residence in the 1400 block of Burnam Road. Officers contacted the resident and there was no illegal activity found. While on the scene, Officers received a complaint of a non-custodial father refusing to return a child to the custodial mother. The non-custodial parent was contacted and the child was returned. 

8:37pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of loud music in the 1700 block of Deringer. Officers contacted the persons and the music was turned down.

10:30pm, a Livingston County Deputy requested CPD Officers to respond to the north city limits on US 65 Hwy as he was north of Chillicothe and attempting to catch up with a southbound traffic violator and may need assistance in stopping the vehicle. The deputy reported a short time later that he had gotten the vehicle stopped and did not need assistance.

11:02pm, Officers were dispatched to a report of loud music in the area of Martin and Gale St. Officers made contact with the person and the music was turned down.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 91 calls for service.

 

 

 

 




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January 7th, 2020

 

NEMO MAN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL TRASH DUMPING

 

A northeast Missouri man has been arrested and cited for illegally dumping trash at two sites near Edina. 

According to the Edina Sentinel, the first dumpsite was found on December 30, 2019, on Old Lake Road north of Edina near the Edina Ball Field, and it included 13 bags of trash scattered across land near a bridge. 

A Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and a Knox County student volunteer cleaned up the site and removed all of the bagged and loose trash in the area. The waste filled up the back of the deputy’s patrol truck. 

The trash contained evidence tying two people to the illegal dumpsite. 

Investigators said mail with the names of Ambrose F. Booth and Ashley M. Labarron was collected and kept as evidence. 

The addresses on the mail were in Kirksville. 

Further investigation revealed the suspects currently live in Edina.

A representative with the Knox County Sheriff's Office said that Booth admitted to dumping trash illegally during questioning by the sheriff's office.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, another dumpsite was found on Airline Avenue just west of Edina. 

At that site, deputies found 15 bags, boxes, trash, and old clothing strewn about. They also found Booth and Labarron's names within the trash there. Booth was cited, made to clean up the second dumpsite, and later released. He will appear in court later this month.

 

 

JACKSONVILLE MAN INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A northern Missouri man is recovering after a weekend crash in Macon County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday on Route Y, three miles east of Excello.

Troopers say Cody Brockman, 22, of Jacksonville, Missouri, was riding a dirt bike eastbound.

Brockman lost control of the bike and it overturned.

He was transported by private auto to Samaritan Hospital in Macon for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

TWO POLO TEENS KILLED, THREE OTHERS INJURED, IN SUNDAY EVENING ACCIDENT.

 

Two Polo teens are dead and three other people are injured after an accident south of polo Sunday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, a vehicle driven by 18 year old Harley Sammons of Plattsburg was eastbound on Price Drive 1.5 miles south of Polo at round 7:18 p.m. when his vehicle began to skid on the gravel.  The car struck a ditch, became airborne, traveled through a fence, overturned twice and came to rest on its top.  Two male passengers, both 14 year olds from Polo whose names will not be released were pronounced dead at the scene.  Another passenger, a 14 year old polo boy, was taken by helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for treatment of serious injuries.  Another passenger, 20 year old Seth Pate of Polo was taken by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  Sammons was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 5TH

 

1:52 AM, Officer responded to the 700 block of Washington Street, for a subject having a possible medical issue. The subject had not taken her medication. She was transported home.

 3:47 AM, Officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a suspicious person. Officers made contact with a person who possible had a warrant. The subject identified was not the right person.

6:11 AM, Officers responded to the 2400 block of Shawnee Drive for suspicious activity. Officers did not locate anything in the area.

 10:34 AM. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington for a suspicious person. Officers made contact with a subject who was just sitting doing nothing wrong.

 11:31 Am, Officers responded to the 100 block of Asher Street for a physical domestic. The suspect had left the area prior to Officers arrival. Investigation is to continue.

4:54 pm, Officers responded to the 1400 block of Bryan Street for a verbal domestic. Officers located neighbors just speaking to one another.

8:19 pm, Officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington Street for a peace disturbance. Subjects were told to leave the parking lot.

 

Officers responded to 79 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

 

 




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January 6th, 2020

 

KIRKSVILLE POLICE IDENTIFY WITNESS IN WALMART HIT AND RUN

 

The Kirksville Police Department is no longer asking for assistance from the public to help locate a woman who witnessed a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian Friday in Kirksville.

It happened right before noon in the Walmart parking lot.

Kirksville Deputy Chief Justin Jones says the female witness to that incident has been identified and located by police.

A different eyewitness who saw a woman get run over in the Kirksville Walmart parking lot just before noon on Friday contacted KTVO Friday night to describe how the tragedy happened and what he saw.

Brandon Murray, 25, of Kirksville, said he saw the whole incident. He drives a local taxi and was at Walmart to pick up a couple of riders.

Murray said he was in the taxi stopped at the crosswalk at the south set of doors when a woman, later identified by Kirksville police as Kathleen Perry, 63, of Knox City, Missouri, came out of Walmart to go to her car.

Murray said his taxi was facing northbound with its driver's side window down, when he hollered at Perry to go ahead and cross in front of him.

He told said Perry headed northwest as she entered the parking lot. Murray said that is when an eastbound pickup driving down the aisle that leads to the south set of doors made a left turn toward Perry.

He said the man driving the truck appeared to be looking right at Perry as she threw up her arms and told him to stop.

That is when the front right passenger corner of the pickup struck Perry, knocking her to the ground. Murray said the truck's front tire then rolled over Perry.

He told said he saw no brake lights come on, and he claims the truck actually accelerated as it continued northward toward the crosswalk at the north set of Walmart doors.

Murray hurried over to assist Perry, and he said he yelled for another woman nearby to call 911 and to chase after the pickup truck on foot to gets its license plate number to give police.

By the time police got there, the truck had left the parking lot, but officers were able to find it nearby and arrest the driver. Formal charges against him are pending. Police have not released his name yet.

Murray, who has EMS training and used to work for the Novinger Fire Department, said Perry was lying on her back bleeding from her nose and mouth, choking on her own blood. That is when he, with the help of another woman, carefully turned Perry onto her side to help stop her from choking.

He said at some point she briefly had no pulse so he had to perform a few chest compressions on the injured woman, who then started moving around a little bit once again.

An ambulance took Perry to the Kirksville hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was then flown to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

Murray said he called and talked to Perry's daughter at the hospital Friday night. She told him her mother is in the Intensive Care Unit



MORNING FIRE HITS KIRKSVILLE HOME

 

An early morning blaze ravaged a Kirksville home Sunday.

Minutes after 2 a.m., Kirksville crews responded to a report of a fire on 1013 W. Hildreth Street, one block south of PC Mills Park.

Flames were seen crawling up the walls and pouring out of the home's east side window.

The Kirksville Fire Department had to battle the fire from the outside and inside of the house.

After about a half-hour, it had been put out.

Thankfully, the family inside the house made it out safely before crews arrived.

The cause is still under investigation.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATES SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE REPORT AND FINDS STOLEN VEHICLE

 

Columbia Police officers were called to the 2100 block of Sunborough Drive regarding a suspicious vehicle and two suspicious individuals at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

Officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle unoccupied. It was learned the vehicle had been reported stolen out of La Plata County, Colorado. Officers contacted the Durango, Colorado Police Department and learned two suspects were associated with the stolen vehicle; Stephen A. Goupil, 33, of Denver, Colorado and Erin A. Bradley, 27 of Ignacio, Colorado. Goupil was classified as armed and dangerous. 

Officers canvassed the area and obtained good descriptions of the two individuals seen exiting the vehicle. A Missouri State Highway Patrol  trooper located Goupil near Broadway and Hwy ZZ (Strawn Road) where he was taken into custody without incident for charges from Colorado of parole violation and kidnapping and on local charges for tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were able to locate Bradley at a residence in the 1300 block of S. Mesa Drive where she was taken into custody without incident. Bradley was arrested on local charges for tampering with a motor vehicle in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Columbia Police appreciate the assistance from Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boone County Fire Protection District and University of Missouri Police Department. 

Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones thanks the resident who saw something suspicious and called for law enforcement to investigate.



COLUMBIA POLICE ARREST KENTUCKY MAN AFTER HE BARRICADES HIMSELF INSIDE HOME

 

Columbia Police arrested Lucas W. Garner, 38, of Kentucky after learning he had an active warrant in Boone County in relation to an assault that occurred in January 2001 (CPD case number: 2001-001199), as well as three active warrants from Kentucky. Officers went to a residence in the 400 block of Hickman Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 4, to serve an arrest warrant. 

The initial investigation began after a vehicle fled a traffic stop on Dec. 19. Through the extensive work of CPD patrol officers, a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that fled the traffic stop was located outside of a residence in the 400 block of Hickman Ave. on Dec. 27. While conducting the investigation they were able to determine that the owner of the vehicle had warrants from Kentucky. On Jan. 4 officers conducted a surveillance of the residence and observed a person matching the description of the person wanted from Kentucky entering the residence. 

After officers arrived at the residence on Hickman Ave. to serve the warrant on Jan. 4, Garner refused to exit the residence and barricaded himself inside. Officers learned that there were other family members inside the residence, but were not being held hostage. Garner surrendered approximately two hours after CPD made initial contact and was taken into custody without incident. The Columbia Police Crisis Negotiation Team, K-9 unit and SWAT assisted patrol officers at the scene. 

Garner was arrested for the outstanding Boone County warrant for domestic assault, resisting arrest and three outstanding warrants from Kentucky for trafficking narcotics, endangering the welfare of a child and felony possession.

Any questions regarding the Kentucky case should be directed towards Monticello Police or Wayne County Kentucky Sheriff’s Department.

 

 




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January 3rd, 2020

 

NEMO WOMAN ACCUSED OF SETTING GRASS FIRES IN MACON COUNTY

 

A northeast Missouri woman is accused of intentionally setting multiple grass fires in and near Macon.

Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker says  the crimes happened over the past three weeks, the most recent one being on New Year's Day.

Shoemaker identifies the suspect as Tracy Stephenson, 31, of Macon. She was arrested Wednesday.

Stephenson is now charged with five counts of second-degree arson and three counts of knowingly burning or exploding.

Investigators say that on New Year's Day they received a call about a grass fire on Montana Place southeast of Macon.

A witness saw a vehicle leaving the scene of that fire and was able to get the license plate number.

An officer with the Macon Police Department then located that vehicle, and he detained Stephenson, the driver, for questioning.

Investigators located lighters and bottles and also noticed the smell of gasoline coming from the interior of the suspect’s vehicle.

Authorities say, while being questioned, Stephenson admitted to starting eight different fires in and around Macon.

She told officers she set three at the Macon County Expo Center, one near the Macon Chronicle-Herald building, one at Woodlawn Cemetery, one on National Guard property, one at Macon Diversified Industries and the one on Montana Place.

Stephenson is being held in the Macon County Jail on $50,000 cash-only bond.

 

 

FORMER SCHUYLER COUNTY RESIDENT AMONG MISSING CREW MEMBERS ON CRABBING BOAT, SEARCH SUSPENDED

 

A northeast Missouri native is one of five fishermen missing and presumed dead after their 130-foot crabbing vessel sank on New Year's Eve off the Alaska peninsula.

The search for Brock Rainey, a former Schuyler County, Missouri, resident, and four other missing fishermen from Seattle-based ‘Scandies Rose’ has been suspended after crews spent more than 20 hours covering 1,400 square miles by boat, plane and helicopter the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday night.
Rainey, who was most recently living in Kellogg, Idaho, announced on his Facebook page December 26, 2019, that he was flying from Indianapolis, where his girlfriend lives, to Kodiak, Alaska.

"Here we go! 2020 Opilio crab season," Rainey wrote on his social media post. "Good luck to all the fishermen hunting that Bearing Sea bounty."
In a statement, the Coast Guard said “After exhausting all leads and careful consideration of survival probability, the Coast Guard suspends an active search pending new information or developments.”

On December 30, 2019, Rainey posted, "I love you Ashley and can't wait to return home." Sadly, it looks as if he will not be returning.

What caused the crabbing vessel to sink is unknown at this time. 

 

 

On Thursday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that no one died in a traffic crash during the 2020 New Year’s holiday counting period, which lasted 30 hours. 

 

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS NO TRAFFIC FATALITIES OVER NEW YEARS COUNTING PERIOD


Last year, there were 11 fatalities during the much longer 102-hour counting period. 
The 2020 New Year’s counting period ran from 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

During the holiday counting period, troopers investigated the following:

Crashes 72

Injuries 34

Fatalities 0

DWI 56

During the 2019 New Year’s counting period, there were 1,301 traffic crashes, which included 447 injured and 11 fatalities. Troopers made 130 arrests for driving while impaired during the 2019 New Year’s holiday. There were no boating crashes. No one drowned over the 2019 New Year’s counting period.

 

 

 

 




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January 2nd, 2020

 

 

AUTHORITIES ID BODY FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVER TRUCK

 

Authorities have confirmed that a body found inside a truck pulled from the Missouri River in eastern Missouri was that of a 22-year-old man who had been missing since July.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that dental records confirmed the identity of Nathaniel Ashby of Warrenton.

The truck was pulled from the river near Treolar on Sunday.

The pickup was detected in August when a fire department performed a training exercise on the river using sonar equipment.

Persistent rain kept the river level too high and the current too fast for divers to retrieve the truck until Sunday.



MIKE PARSON CONFIRMS MISSOURI WILL ALLOW REFUGEES

Gov. Mike Parson says Missouri will consent to taking in lawfully admitted refugees.

Parson announced his decision Tuesday in response to an executive order issued in September by President Donald Trump that required governors to publicly agree to accept refugees.

Refugees would not be allowed to automatically come to states where governors refuse consent, even if cities and counties welcome them.

Parson said in a statement that Missouri would agree to continue to resettle lawfully admitted refugees in communities that request them.

He noted the state has a long history of refugee resettlement and many former refugees have become vital members of their communities.

 

SCOTLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL WELCOMES FIRST BABY OF NEW YEAR

One northeast Missouri hospital has welcomed the first baby of the New Year and decade.

Emry Jake, the son of Cody and Sharra Worrell of Kahoka, Missouri, was born at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Women's Center at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

Emry weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces and is 20.25 inches long.

Dr. Lisa Rollison delivered the baby and Dr. Jeff Davis provided obstetric care to the mother and pediatric care to the newborn.

Grandparents of baby Emry are Keith and Teresa Worrell of Kahoka.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NEW YEARS EVE/DAY

January 1, 2020

11:56 AM, Officer responded to the 600 block of Webster Street for an assault that had occurred. Further investigation is to continue.

 1:44 PM, Officers responded to the 900 block of Trenton Street to check on a citizen. The Officers found the citizen to be ok.

2:01 PM, Officers responded to the 600 block of Mohawk Dr. for a possible stealing. Officers found that no stealing had occurred. 

 5:57 PM. Officers responded to the 100 block of Polk Street for a possible Harassment. Officers found that no harassment had occurred.

 6:15 pm, Officers responded to the 1500 of Bryan Street for a burglary report. Further investigation is to continue in this case.

8:40 pm, Officers responded to the 2800 block of Grand for a disturbance. Officers contacted a male subject who agreed to leave the business.

 

New Years Eve                                                       

At 6:30pm Officers of the Chillicothe Police Department along with Deputies of the Livingston County Sherriff’s Department executed two search warrants. One in the 1300 block of Easton Street and another in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers seized a large amount of narcotics and narcotics equipment. Officers also arrested five subjects from the homes.

 

At 11:30 pm, Officers conducted a traffic stop that resulted in two arrest. One white female was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The white male subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

A total of seven people were arrested on New Years Eve. Several traffic stops were conducted, and two search warrants were executed.

 

 

Officers responded to 100 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

 

 




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January 1st, 2020

 

 

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN FAYETTE HOMICIDE

 

Authorities have identified the victim in a Monday homicide in Fayette. At 1:30 pm Monday, Fayette police officers found 29-year old John Turner of Poplar Bluff dead inside a vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound. The vehicle was found parked in the 200 block of South Linn Street. Upon arrival officers received reports of a possible suspect running from the area. The suspect is identified as a black male standing approximately five feet, six inches tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.  He is believed to be armed and dangerous.  An autopsy of Turner’s body is scheduled for January 2nd at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. The investigation is being led by the Fayette Police Department, and is being assisted by the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad. Anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to contact the Fayette Police Department at 660-248-2241.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED REPORT ON PARIS ROAD

 

Columbia Police officers responded to the 2700 block of Paris Road in reference to reports of shots fired at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31.Officers arrived and immediately began canvassing the area for evidence. During the investigation, officers located one victim who sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to a local emergency room for advanced medical treatment. Columbia Police, with the assistance of a CPD K-9 began searching for any suspect(s) involved. No suspect(s) was located.At this time there is no description of the suspect to provide. Detectives are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 30TH 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 31st, 2019

 

JEFFERSON CITY WOMAN KILLED IN MONDAY ACCIDENT

 

A Jefferson City woman is dead after an accident on U.S. Highway 54 Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 68 year old Pamela Carsten of Jefferson City was eastbound on U.S. Highway 54 at around 11:50 a.m. Monday when her car traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.  Carsten was taken by MU Air Care to University Hospital in Columbia where she was pronounced dead.

 

 

KIRKSVILLE OFFERING CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF

 

Now that the Christmas holiday has passed, Kirksville residents can get rid of their Christmas tree.

Residents may drop-off their tree at the disposal site which is located at Main and Missouri streets near the movie theater in downtown Kirksville.

If you have trouble finding the site, signs are posted as well as the drop-site being clearly marked by the bright orange plastic fence.

All trees must have their decorations taken off prior to dropping them off at the site.

Residents may drop-off their trees through January 13.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 27TH-29TH

 

Friday, December 27th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 30TH, 2019

 

 

MACON TEEN INJURED IN WEEKEND CRASH

 

A Macon teenager is recovering after a one-vehicle crash over the weekend.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 7:00 a.m. Sunday, on U.S. Highway 63, .5 miles north of Macon.

Troopers say a 16-year-old male was traveling northbound.

The vehicle was driven off the side of the road and then struck an embankment.

The teen was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Troopers add he was not wearing a seat belt when this crash occurred.

Because the teen is a juvenile, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has not released the name of the driver.

 

NEMO WOMAN INJURED IN ADAIR COUNTY ACCIDENT

A northeast Missouri woman is recovering after a crash in Adair County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the one-vehicle crash happened just after 4 p.m. Friday, on Highway 11, 13 miles west of Kirksville.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by Chelestia Strickler, 20, of Winigan, Missouri, was traveling southbound.

Strickler lost control of the vehicle.

As a result, the vehicle traveled off the side of the road, struck the ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels.

Strickler was transported by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

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

 

OFFICIALS GRANT MARIJUANA LICENSE TO MACON COMPANY

Missouri officials have granted licenses to 60 of the more than 500 companies that applied to grow marijuana for the state's fledgling medical cannabis industry.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning applicants Thursday, just days after the state awarded licenses to companies seeking to transport cannabis products. Testing facilities were licensed earlier this month.

One of the companies approved was Agri-Genesis LLC.

The Macon-based company had three applications approved.

The Associated Press reports that the winners other winners included Blue Arrow Holdings LLC, a newly formed company that plans to retrofit a building in the long-shuttered Lempt Brewery complex in St. Louis to grow cannabis indoors

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOTS FIRED SUNDAY ON RALEIGH DRIVE

Columbia Police responded to a report of shots heard Sunday, Dec. 29 at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the 1500 block of Raleigh Drive.

Officers arrived and immediately began canvassing the area for evidence and several shell casings were found. During the investigation officers did not locate anyone with injuries or confirm any property damage. Broken glass was found in the street suggesting that a car might have been struck, however it was not located. All area hospital emergency departments were notified; none reported treating any gunshot wound victims.

While conducting the investigation for the shots fired call, probable cause was established to request and serve a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Raleigh Drive. E’Kayleon Spain-Prince, 18, of Columbia was arrested on multiple charges. A complete list of charges was not available at the time this press release was published. 

The shots fired call remains an active investigation and no additional information is available.

Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

 

 




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December 27TH, 2019

 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ARRESTED AND FACING DRUG CHARGES

 

A Kirksville man is behind bars tonight, facing drug charges in Macon County.

Ted E. Bringman, 55, of Kirksville, faces multiple charges, including delivery of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

These charges arose out of an incident on Sunday.

According to the Macon County Sheriff's Office, Bringman is in custody at the Macon County Jail.He is being held on $25,000, cash only bond.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT COMMERCE BANK

 

Columbia Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery at Commerce Bank, 2000 Bernadette Drive, on Dec. 26 at approximately 10:15 a.m. The preliminary investigation revealed that a single suspect entered the bank requesting an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was described as a white male, around 20 years old. He was last observed wearing a black jacket, a white shirt and blue jeans. He was described as wearing glasses, having short curly hair and having moles on his face. The suspect was identified as River Reed Godfrey, 20, of Independence, Missouri, and was taken into custody for attempted robbery by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) and Callaway County Sheriff’s Department in the 3000 block of County Road 211 in Kingdom City, Missouri.  Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous. 

 

 

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL RELEASES HOLIDAY TRAFFIC NUMBERS

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people died in traffic crashes during the 30-hour 2019 Christmas holiday counting period. The 2019 Christmas counting period ran from 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 25, 2019. 
2019 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics
Troopers investigated the following: 
Traffic Crashes ― 91
Traffic Crash Injuries ― 23
Traffic Crash Fatalities  2
DWI ― 18
Last year during the 102-hour Christmas counting period, there were 1,155 traffic crashes. In those crashes, 11 people were killed and another 421 were injured. During the 2018 Christmas holiday, troopers arrested 106 people for driving while impaired
There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2019 Christmas holiday counting period.
Both fatalities occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, area, on Christmas Day, December 25, 2019.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 25TH

 

10:27am, Officers and Emergency Services out in the 900 block of Webster Street with a subject that was suffering from anxiety issues…..Subject was spoken with and determined not to be in need of immediate medical attention……Subject left the premises….

 

2:02pm, Officers out at Gravesville Park with suspicious acting subject…..Was the same subject from previous entry…..Was asking people to use their phone and for a ride….Subject OK….No report….

 

3:01pm, Officers were called to the 2100 block of Ridgecrest due to a domestic disturbance…. One adult female was arrested for domestic assault, processed and was later transported to DDCRJ for a 24 hour hold…..

 

4:19pm, Officer performed a prisoner transport to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail…..

 

4:28pm, Subject in PD with questions in regard to recreational fires……Officer spoke with them….

 

5:42pm, Officer out in the 400 block of Reynard Street for report of property damage….Someone drove through a yard, causing ruts to the yard….

 

8:12pm, Reported fire at Clay and Vine Streets,,, Officers responded to the area and located subjects with a recreational fire….No report….

 

11:18pm, Officer out at Gravesville Park on investigation…..No report……

 

Several vehicle stops, continuing investigations and building security checks…..All in all, a very quiet Christmas Day for the Police Department…..

 

Chillicothe Police received 47 calls for service on 12/25/2019……

 

 




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December 26th, 2019

 

 

CAR FIRE DESTROYS NORTH MISSOURI MACHINE SHED

 

A car fire destroys a machine shed in northeast Missouri.

The call came in just before 9:00 a.m. Monday in rural Clark County on CR 256.

According to our sister station, KHQA, when fire crews arrived, the extended three-bay machine shed was fully engulfed in flames.

Due to the intense heat from the fire, firefighters attacked the fire with two hose lines in the yard before moving closer.

Once the fire was knocked down, firefighters put out hot spots, fuel fires, and other areas to access the shed.

In the fire, a stock trailer, a personal vehicle, a tractor, and a pickup truck were lost in addition to four large hay bales, feed, and an assortment of tools, equipment and animal supplies.

The fire did not injure the homeowner's nearby horse and did not spread to the home in the vicinity of the shed.

The Clark County Fire Department, Wyaconda Fire Department, and Gorin Fire Department all responded to this call.

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY AT APARTMENT BUILDING

Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Campus View apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Two suspects approached a food delivery provider and implied they had a gun, however no weapon was displayed or observed. The victim did sustain a minor injury from being punched by one of the suspects. 

The suspects, both described as black males wearing dark clothing, fled the scene without taking any property or money from the victim. Both were last seen heading southeast from Campus View Apartments on foot. A Columbia Police K-9 unit was used and began to track the suspects, however it was unable to locate them. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 57.875.TIPS(8477) to remain anonymous.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 23RD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 24th, 2019

 

 

MDC REPORTS 24 NEW CWD CASES BUT DISEASE REMAINS RARE IN MISSOURI

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it has confirmed 24 new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri from nearly 27,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and submitted for disease testing this season. Most of the tissue samples were taken from hunter-harvested deer.

The new cases were found in the following counties: 2 in Adair, 5 in Franklin, 5 in Linn, 2 in Macon, 2 in Perry, 5 in Ste. Genevieve, 2 in Stone, and 1 in Taney.

CWD is a deadly disease in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family. The purpose of MDC’s CWD sampling and testing efforts is to find cases early so the Department can limit the spread of the disease. Learn more about CWD at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.

The 24 new cases bring the total number of CWD cases in the state to 140. MDC has tested about 130,000 deer since the first cases of CWD were found in free-ranging deer in Missouri in 2012. Get more information at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under “CWD in Missouri.”

Batten added that there were only three new CWD cases near the Missouri-Arkansas border, an area of heightened concern considering the extent of CWD in northwest Arkansas.

About 8,000 of the nearly 27,000 tissue samples MDC had tested this season were collected by taxidermists and meat processors around the state as part of the Department’s voluntary CWD sampling efforts. Free voluntary sampling continues through the end of deer season, Jan. 15. Get more information atmdc.mo.gov/cwd under “Voluntary CWD Sampling All Season.”

MDC’s mandatory sampling efforts in 29 counties during the opening weekend of the November portion of the firearms deer season yielded about 18,800 of the nearly 27,000 tissue samples tested for CWD.

MDC will continue its efforts to manage CWD after the Jan. 15 close of deer season into March. MDC staff will again work with landowners on a voluntary basis in the immediate areas around where recent cases of CWD have been found to remove more potentially infected deer. The goal of the effort is to limit the spread of the disease and to keep the percentage of deer that have the disease low. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under “Post Season Targeted Culling.”

 


WORTHINGTON WOMAN INJURED IN SUNDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A Worthington, Missouri woman is injured after an accident in Schuyler County Sunday morning.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 19 year old Hailey Aguero was eastbound on Route W 5 miles west of Queen City at around 6:20 Sunday morning when she ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.  Aguero was transported by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 21ST AND 22ND

 

Saturday, December 21st

 

 

Sunday, December 22nd

 

 

 




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December 23RD , 2019

 

 

NEMO WOMAN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY CRASH

 

A northeast Missouri woman is recovering after a weekend crash.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 12 p.m. Saturday, on Missouri Highway 3, two miles south of Mount Airy in Randolph County.

A pickup driven by Ashley Wilson, 37, of Macon, was traveling northbound.

Troopers say Wilson crossed the center line and her vehicle struck a semi-truck tractor driven by Donald Simpson, 70, of Nelson, Missouri.

Wilson was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.

Simpson was not injured.

Troopers add that Wilson was wearing a seat belt with the crash occurred.

 

 

NEMO MAN KILLED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri man was killed in a weekend crash on Highway 63.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday .3 miles north of Highway M in Macon County.

Donald Parrish, 25, of Macon, was traveling north on Highway 63 when his vehicle struck a truck, driven by Rick Gardner, 49, of Atlanta, Mo., in the rear and then ran off the roadway.

Parrish was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes.

The report states that Parrish was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Highway Patrol was assisted at the crash by the Macon County Sheriff's Department, the Atlanta Fire Department and Macon County EMS.

 

 

KIRKSVILLE MAN ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURIES IN FRIDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

A northeast Missouri man somehow escaped serious injury Friday night when his car took out a numbered highway sign and its concrete base and then flipped upside down.

It happened just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Business Highway 63 and Highway 11 South on the south end of Kirksville.

Police Sergeant Juan Chairez identifies the driver as Luke Phillips, 48, of Kirksville.

A driver who was following Phillips southbound on Highway 63 told KTVO Phillips had turned on his signal to turn right onto Highway 11.

The eyewitness said it appeared Phillips was going too fast to make the corner.

The car then took out a highway sign, hit a storm drain and flipped forward, coming to rest on its top.

Police said Phillips suffered what appeared to be minor injuries, but he went to the hospital by ambulance to be checked out as a precaution.

Phillips was the only person in the car, and no other vehicles were involved.

 

 

TWO PEOPLE CHARGED IN UNIONVILLE SHOOTING

Two people are now charged in connection with a late-night shooting in Unionville, Missouri.

At around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to a report of shots fired at a second-floor apartment at 107 South 16th St., a few doors down from the Putnam County Library.

Unionville Police Chief Josh Mathes said Thursday night that the two suspects are John Murry and Victoria Larsen, both 22 years old and from Columbia, Missouri. The two suspects formerly lived in Kirksville.

The two were arrested Thursday afternoon at their home in Columbia by the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Both suspects are charged with armed criminal action, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary. Bond for each is set at a half-million dollars. They are being held in the Boone County Jail awaiting transfer back to Putnam County.

Mathes says a motive for Wednesday night's shooting in unknown.

He said Murry went to an apartment where Jeff Cunningham, 24, had been staying and kicked in the door.

The police chief says Murry and Larsen then went into the apartment where Murry struck Cunningham several times with a pistol and then shot him multiple times before they fled the scene.

An eyewitness led police to other witnesses who were able to help investigators determine who the suspects were.

Cunningham is hospitalized at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. A spokesman at the hospital confirms Cunningham is a patient, however his condition has not been released at this time.

The Putnam County Sheriff's office also assisted with the investigation.

 

 




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December 20th, 2019

 

 

ONE INJURED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN UNIONVILLE

 

One person is injured after shots were fired at an apartment in Unionville, Missouri.

At around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, authorities responded to a report of shots fired at a second-floor apartment at 107 South 16th St., a few doors down from the Putnam County Library.

Emergency radio traffic indicated that a male assailant kicked in the door of the apartment, before shooting a male victim and fleeing on foot.

The suspect is not in custody at this time.

Chief Josh Mathes of the Unionville Police Department told KTVO they believe the shooting is an isolated incident and that the public is not in danger.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment. Emergency radio traffic indicates the victim was then airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. The extent of his injuries is not yet known.

An investigation is underway in coordination with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

 

NEMO MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER ALTERCATIONS IN ADAIR COUNTY

 

A northeast Missouri man is being held without bond after investigators say he threatened a man with a gun, fired shots at the victim's pickup truck and later rammed the truck with a vehicle.

Timothy "T.J." Williams, 23, of Green Castle, Missouri, is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and property damage in connection with the incidents that happened Tuesday at two homes between Novinger and Green Castle.

Court documents state the victim had gone to Williams' home on Knollcrest Road to talk about an issue regarding a girlfriend.

The victim said when he arrived, Williams came out onto his front porch and fired a handgun four or five times, striking the bed of the pickup.

The victim drove away and went to a nearby house on Stahl Road where he had been living.

Court papers state that Williams then came to that location and rammed the back of the victim's truck.

Authorities were told Williams then went inside the residence, grabbed the victim by the throat, pulled out a pistol and held it in the victim's face, telling him he better not call the cops or he would kill him.

When investigators later interviewed the suspect, Williams claimed that he had fired his 9 mm pistol into the air, not at the victim's truck.

He said he had accidentally run into the back of the pickup.

Williams admitted that he and the victim had gotten into a physical altercation, but he said it was in self-defense, and he denied using the firearm during the fight.

Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson wrote in court documents that Williams is being held without bond in the Adair County Jail because he poses a risk to the safety and well-being of the alleged victim.

 

 

VEHICLE STRIKES PEDESTRIAN IN MEXICO

 

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at approximately 2:05PM, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 100 block of W Monroe in reference to vehicle striking a person.  Responding personnel learned that Rick Pratt, age 53 of Mexico, was walking between two vehicles which were both backing out of parking spaces, when one of the vehicles, a 2012 Nissan being driven by Melanie Helling, age 44 of Mexico, struck him.  Pratt suffered minor injuries but was not taken from the scene by ambulance.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 18TH, 2019

 

6:32am, Officer in route to Kansas City to process a recovered stolen truck from Chillicothe……

 

10:18am, Officers out at a business in the 800 block of N. Washington Street on an investigation….

 

10:40am, Officers checking traffic signals at US 65 and Coach K Road….Signal not working at all….MoDot was contacted to make repairs….PD was notified at 12:36pm that the signals were repaired….

 

12:59pm, School Resource Officer out at PD on an investigation….

 

1:02pm, Officer out at Courthouse for Court duties….

 

1:12pm, Officers responded to the 200 block of W. Business 36 Highway in reference to a male self-gratifying himself in public. This action brought the attention of the public…  Officers made contact and investigated…  Once the Officers received evidence of this crime, they arrested a 31 year old male of Bloomfield, IA., for sexual misconduct; exposing himself, placing a citizen in fear for her immediate safety…  The male was processed and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges….

 

1:38pm, Parking complaint from the 700 block of Calhoun Street…..Officer responded to the scene and called tow for removal….

 

1:58pm, Officer at PD for Court ordered fingerprinting detail….

 

2:34pm, Officer out in the 300 block of S. Washington Street on a continuing investigation….

 

4:49pm, Officer performed a prisoner transport to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail….

 

5:11pm, Officer spoke with a subject about a civil issue on McCormick Street….

 

6:48pm, Request for well-being check on subject that had been in the 300 block of Dickinson Street …..Officers unable to make contact at this time…..Subject had left the area….

 

7:00pm, Contact was made with subject in the 300 block of Dickinson Street that had been the subject of previous request to check well-being…..Subject was arrested on 2 Carroll County warrants, transported to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation and then transferred to Carroll County authorities…..

 

7:16pm, Officer at PD to perform fingerprinting detail….

 

9:28pm, Report of illegal activity taking place at establishment in the 600 block of Webster Street……Contact made with alleged suspects and nothing illegal found….

 

10:11pm, Call of a domestic disturbance at residence in the 400 block of Polk Street….Determined to be fight between juvenile brothers….one subject taken into Juvenile custody and transported to the PD where Juvenile Authorities were notified…Report will be submitted reference domestic assault….

 

10:34pm, Complaint of noise occurring all evening at a residence in the 200 block of Jackson Street…..Contact made and advised of complaint and to cease with noise that was disturbing neighborhood….

 

12:00am, Complaint from 10 block of 11th Street of beating and banging on cars….Officers made contact with the subjects and they agreed to stop for the night….

 

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

 

Chillicothe Police received 71 calls for service on 12/18/2019….

 

 

 

 

 




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December 19th, 2019

 

 

CERES STATUE RETURNES TO THE MISSOURI CAPITOL DOME

 

A statue of a Roman goddess that stood on the dome of the Missouri State Capitol for 94 years has returned to its perch. 
The statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, was lifted to the top of the Capitol dome Tuesday. 
The 10-foot, 1,407-pound statue was taken down last year and structural and cosmetic repairs after years of wear and lightning strikes. 
Last week, state Rep. Mike Moon, a Republican from Ash Grove, asked Gov. Mike Parson to stop the statue's return, saying Ceres was a "false god" that should not be on the state Capitol.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

A Chillicothe man is injured after an accident in Livingston County Wednesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a vehicle driven by 30 year old John O’Malley of Chillicothe was southbound on Livingston County Road 233 about a mile west of Chillicothe at around 7:13 p.m. when he went through the intersection with County Road 256, off the south side of the road, and struck an embankment.  O’Malley was taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe for treatment of minor injuries.

 

 

MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL POSTS SAFETY REMINDERS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

 

As the celebration of a new year gets closer, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to stay safe during the holiday season.

According to a release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, during last year’s 102-hour New Year’s holiday counting period, 11 people died and 447 people were injured in 1,301 traffic crashes. Thus, a person was killed or injured every 13.4 minutes during that time frame.
The release also says:

 

 “Many Missourians will plan special events to welcome 2020. Everyone knows a successful event includes planning, and the most important details should focus on the safety of every guest. As you drive to your New Year’s celebration, remember to buckle up and make sure all your passengers do the same. Remember that you are transporting special cargo, so pay attention and obey all traffic laws. Be a courteous driver: When in doubt, yield the right-of-way. Be sure to use your turn signal to communicate your intentions. The posted speed limit reflects the roadway's classification and is not a suggestion! There’s no reason to speed—the party starts after you arrive safely. Driving is a responsibility you should take seriously.
The 2020 New Year’s 30-hour holiday counting period is from 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 
If your plans include alcohol, remember that nothing ruins a party like a DWI arrest or a drinking-related traffic crash on your way home. If you’re driving, you should be the designated driver. Otherwise, make sure your group has one before you get to the party. The roadway is no place for a driver who has been drinking. If you cause a traffic crash, your New Year might begin with being arrested, facing legal fees and medical bills, and perhaps jail time! You could lose your license and will have to face your family and friends. If you kill or injure someone, you’ll pay the price for the rest of your life. No one wants to begin 2020 in jail. Be smart! Designate a sober driver, utilize a ride share service or taxi.
Before you travel, check road conditions by calling 1-888-275-6636. Allow extra time during inclement weather or consider staying home. Remember: Missouri law states if you’re using your windshield wipers, your headlights must be turned on.” 

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 17TH, 2019

 

9:54am, Officer with Juvenile transport to-and-from facility in Lee’s Summit…..

 

11:49am, Officers at business in the 1300 block of N. Washington Street…..Dispute over fees assessed and service provided…..Subject was gone on Officers arrival….Left trespass notice on subject’s voicemail…..

 

2:22pm, Officers at business in the 300 block of N. Washington St., Possible scam…No report….

 

3:28pm, Officer recovered a cell phone that a subject had found in the street on 11th Street….

 

4:16pm, Officers out in the 10 block of S. Washington St. serving a Probation/Parole warrant on a subject….subject was brought to the PD, processed and later transported to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail….

 

4:24pm,Vehicle was stopped for traffic violation and the driver was issued two citations; one for failing to register with the Dept. of Revenue and one for no insurance….

 

4:32pm, Parking complaint in the 400 block of Grandview Street….Vehicle reported to be blocking mailboxes… No violations were observed by Officer on arrival to the area…..

 

5:12pm, Prisoner transport to Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail….

 

8:43pm, Officer out at business in the 1000 block of Graves Street on an investigation…..

 

11:12pm, Officer checked well-being of subject in the area of Second and Hickory….Subject OK, was obtaining article from their vehicle…..

 

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

 

Chillicothe Police received 83 calls for service on 12/17/2019….

 

 




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December 18th, 2019

 

 

FORMER TRUMAN TRAINER ACCUSED OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

 

A now-former athletic trainer at Truman State University is facing a child porn charge.

Adam Cline, 39, of Kirksville, was charged this week with one count of possession of child pornography - 1st offense, a class D felony.

Court documents reveal the investigation started in May 2019 when a Kirksville police detective was investigating users of a video site called motherless.com.

Police say it is a website suspected of sharing files of child pornography.

Police located a suspected child pornography image shared in August 2014 by a user eventually connected to Cline

A search of subscriber records and IP addresses led investigators to Cline's office in the Truman Department of Athletics at 100 East Normal Avenue.

On June 10, 2019, two officers with the Truman Department of Public Safety went to Cline's office in the Pershing Building on campus, and they said Cline was on motherless.com under another username when they arrived.

Court documents state that Cline admitted to using his computer under multiple usernames over the past five years.

When officers asked Cline if they would find child pornography on his computer, he replied that he had viewed some "nudist stuff."

Cline gave consent for the computer and several thumb drives to be seized and searched.

Police said they found eight image files of nude girls, all believed to under the age of 12, and one image file of a naked boy, believed to be under the age of 17, in a sexually suggestive pose with an adult male.

Cline has been issued a summons to make his initial court appearance in an Adair County courtroom on January 15, 2020.

Warren Wells, general counsel for Truman State University, said in a statement on Tuesday that when university officials learned that Cline was under investigation, they cooperated completely with law enforcement officers.

"After the investigation began, Mr. Cline was suspended from his duties with the University, and his employment with the University was terminated, effective June 24, 2019," Wells wrote. "He is no longer employed with the University."

Wells went on to say that the safety and welfare of Truman's students and employees is paramount, and Truman is committed to providing students and staff with a safe work and learning environment.

 

 

ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS SHOWCASED AT KNOX COUNTY

 

 A vehicle giving a glimpse into the future was on display at one northeast Missouri school district on Monday.

An electric school bus was parked at Knox County R-1 in Edina.

This is the first electric school bus to be exhibited in the northern Missouri area.

Those attending Monday's event say that electric vehicles are on the horizon, and this was a great opportunity to learn more about the school bus of the future.

The bus was presented by Lion Electric Company.

Representatives on hand at the bus showing included various electric cooperatives and Andy Turgeon, superintendent at Knox County R-1.

Travis Mathes, of the Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association, says his hope is that these vehicles become more common in the area.

Those who attended the electric bus demonstration were also able to get onboard and go for a ride to better see how the bus operates.

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 16TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 17th, 2019

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE AND RECEIVES MAXIMUM SENTENCE

 

A convicted northeast Missouri rapist received the maximum sentence for raping the same woman twice in one day.

Court documents reveal William Thomas Brown, 40, of Shelbyville, Missouri, was sentenced late last week to seven years on a charge of second-degree rape and seven years on a charge of second-degree burglary.

The judge ordered those sentences served consecutively, which means Brown will serve 14 years behind bars.

A Shelby County jury found Brown guilty on both charges during a one-day trial last month.

The defendant was arrested in May 2019 after police say he entered a woman's home twice within hours and raped her both times.

The victim reported that Brown was intoxicated at the time.

Brown received the maximum sentence on December 12, 2019, in a Shelbyville courtroom.

 

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY TEEN BECOMES ONE OF FOUR WEATHER RELATED ACCIDENT FATALITIES IN MISSOURI

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a teenager died Sunday afternoon in a weather-related crash.

According to the crash report, Nathan Clingman of Steedman, 18, was driving on MO 94, east of Route C when his 1996 Chevrolet slid off the south side of the roadway and overturned.

He was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Troopers said Clingman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say Steedman was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

This is Troop F's third fatality for the month of December and the 59th this year.

It is also one of four weather related crashes that resulted in fatalities across Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Much of the state was under either a winter weather advisory or winter storm warning Monday. 
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it had responded to 525 calls from stranded motorists and to 559 traffic crashes. 
One crash in St. Francois County in the eastern part of the state killed a motorist who was stranded after a previous crash and two good Samaritans who were trying to help.

 

 

LINNEUS WOMAN INJURED IN MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

A Linneus woman is injured after an accident Monday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 87 year old Wanda Hoskins of Linneus was backing out of a private drive at approximately 8:50 Monday morning when she backed into the path of a vehicle on Highway 5 at Columbia Street in Linneus. The other vehicle was driven by 36 year old Jesse Bowerman of Linneus.  Hoskins was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries.  Bowerman was not injured.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY AT STEAK N’ SHAKE

 

Columbia Police were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Steak ‘n Shake, 1912 W. Worley Street, on Dec. 15, at approximately 5:50 p.m. Two suspects entered the store, sat down and ate a meal. After finishing their meal, the male suspect displayed a handgun at the register while demanding money. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The two suspects left the store in a vehicle, heading westbound from the store, towards N. Stadium Blvd., in what was described as a dark Jeep SUV. One suspect is described as a white male, in his 30’s, approximately 300 pounds, approximately 5’6" with black hair and a goatee. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and a grey shirt. The other suspect is described as a white female, in her 30’s, approximately 5’8", with dark red hair and black eyeglasses. At the time of the incident, she was described as wearing red leggings, black boots and a dark brown jacket. 
There is no further information to provide at this time, as this is an active investigation. 

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 13TH-15TH

 

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December 16th, 2019

 

TRUMAN PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF EXCHANGING FUEL FOR SEX

 

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

 


BROOKFIELD WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT


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

 

 

WINTER WEATHER COULD CAUSE MORE COMMUTE ISSUES MONDAY

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

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

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

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

 




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December 13th, 2019

 

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

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


SPICKARD MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

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


TWO TEENS INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

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


FIRST IMPACT PARENT PROGRAM TO COME TO NORTHEAST MISSOURI NEXT YEAR

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


CHILLICOTHE POLICE REPORT

Summary of calls for December 11th, 2019






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December 12th, 2019

 

 

MISSOURI MAN JAILED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MERCER WOMAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

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

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

 

 

STOLEN VEHICLE REPORTED AND QUICKLY FOUND IN CHILLICOTHE TUESDAY

 

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

 

 

AGREEMENT REACHED ON TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF BOONE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

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

Highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding include:

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

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 10TH, 2019

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 




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HUNTSVILLE MAN OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH WEEKEND ROBBERY AND HELD WITHOUT BAIL

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

 

COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING ARMED ROBBERY THAT OCCURRED MONDAY NIGHT

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

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE AT WELCOME INN

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

 

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

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

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

 

TIS THE SEASON … FOR STRUCTURE FIRES THAT IS

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

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Sheriff Steve Cox released the following information on recent activities …

Incident Reports:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Most Wanted updates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Other Arrests:

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

 

Citations:

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

 

Additional Information:

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

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

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




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December 10th, 2019                                                                                

MOBERLY POLICE MAKE ARREST IN ARMED ROBBERY

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

 

TWO VEHICLE CRASH SENDS TEEN TO AREA HOSPITAL

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

 

BOONE COUNTY TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF FAIRGROUNDS TO CITY OF COLUMBIA

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

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

 

NEW CEO NAMED AT AREA HOSPIOTAL

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




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December 9th, 2019

MOBERLY POLICE SEEKING ASSISTANCE AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

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

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

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

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

 

TWO COWS IN ROADWAY RESULTS IN PUTNAM COUNTY CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

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

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

 

BOONVILLE MAN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES TREE

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

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CRASH INVOLVES SEVERAL AREA RESIDENTS

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

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL VEHICLE/PEDISTRIAN ACCIDENT

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

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASING JANUARY 1ST

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




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December 5th, 2019


NEMO MAN ARRESTED AFTER STANDOFF WITH POLICE

 

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

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

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

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

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

Shahan was taken into custody without incident.

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

His bond is currently set at $10,000.

 

 

MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN MACON COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

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

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

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

 

 

MAN IN HANDCUFFS ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE CUSTODY IN PUTNAM COUNTY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 4TH, 2019

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 




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December 5th, 2019

 

 

NEMO GIRL DEVASTATED AFTER HER PET CHICKENS WERE SHOT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

BEDBUG DISCOVERY LEADS TO CLOSURE OF NEMO SCHOOL

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classes resumed as normal on Wednesday.

 

 

OFFICIALS CONFIRM CASE OF WHOOPIC COUGH IN MACON COUNTY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SEARCH FOR MISSING COLUMBIA WOMAN CONTINUES WEDNESDAY

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 3RD

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 




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December 4th, 2019

 

 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT OF COLUMBIA DISTURBANCE

 

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

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

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

 

 

KIRKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZES FUNDING FOR NEW AQUATIC CENTER

 

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

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

The approval came with a 4 to 1 vote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2ND.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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December 3rd, 2019

 

POLICE CRUISER TOTALED AND OFFICER INJURED AFTER ACCIDENT IN KIRKSVILLE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

HOUSE FIRE IN KIRKSVILLE RULED ACCIDENTAL

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

HIGHWAY PATROL RELEASES PRELIMINARY THANKSGIVING TRAFFIC INFORMATION

 

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

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Crashes: 404

Injuries: 166

Fatalities: 7

DWI: 94

Drug Arrests: 63

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Three drownings occurred on November 30, 2019.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Friday, November 29th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 2nd, 2019

 

TWO ARRESTED IN FRIDAY NIGHT BURGLARIES IN LAPLATA

 

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


TWO INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT


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

 

CHILLICOTHE FUGITIVE ARRESTED AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR


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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 27TH AND 28TH

 

November 27th,  2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 28th, 2019

 

MDC RELEASES DEER HARVEST NUMBERS

 

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

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

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

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

For harvest summaries from past years, click here.

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

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

 

 

UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR MISSING COLUMBIA WOMAN

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

STRONG WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MEXICO

 

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

 

 

MISSOURI NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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November 27th, 2019

 

SHELBINA WOMAN INJURED IN MONDAY NIGHT CRASH

 

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

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

 

 

MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL ANNOUNCES NEW AMBER ALERT SYSTEM

 

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

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 25TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 26th, 2019

 

MISSOURI KILLING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARIZONA

 

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


CREWS RESPOND TO GAS LEAK IN KIRKSVILLE


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

 

COLUMBIA TEEN INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK ON BIKE


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

 

 

MINOR INJURIES IN HIGHWAY 54 BYPASS CRASH

 

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




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November 25th, 2019

 

INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFY BODIES AS MISSING WISCONSIN BROTHERS

 

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


COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO TWO WEEKEND SHOTS FIRED REPORTS

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


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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 23RD 2019

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 




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November 22nd, 2019

MEMORIAL SERVICE SET FOR EDINA TEEN KILLED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

ESCAPED MISSOURI INMATE FOUND IN DELEWARE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

PEDESTRIAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

 

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 20TH 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 21st, 2019

 

WOMAN’S BODY FOUND NEAR TROY, HUSBAND CHARGED.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG DELIVERY

 

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

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



COLUMBIA WOMAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER CRASH VICTIM DIES

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 19TH, 2019

 

 

 

 




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November 20th, 2019

 

NEBRASKA REMAINS COULD BE CONNECTED TO DEATH OF WISCONSIN BROTHERS

 

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


COLUMBIA SEARCH LEADS TO PURSUIT


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

 

NUMBERS FROM FIRST WEEKEND OF FIREARMS SEASON RELEASED

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

 


CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 18TH, 2019

 

 

 




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November 19th, 2019

 

KNOX COUNTY TEEN DIES IN HUNTING ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

STRUCTURE FIRE IN BRASHEAR

 

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

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

Crews from Adair County Fire and Kirksville Fire Department responded.

The garage was burned to the ground.

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

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

 

 

MOBERLY MAN ARRESTED FOR ABUSE OF A CHILD

 

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 




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November 18th, 2019

 

NEW BOSTON MAN DIES AFTER SUV SINKS IN POND

 

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

 

NOVINGER MAN DIES IN COLLISION WITH SCHOOL BUS

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

 

TWO INJURED IN FRIDAY CRASH

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

 

MOBERLY MAN DIES IN CHARITON COUNTY ACCIDENT

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


SHOOTING AT COLUMBIA RESIDENCE

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



CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 16TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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November 15th, 2019

 

KAHOKA PRANK CALL FALSELY REPORTS SHOOTING

 

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


COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK TIME ARMED ROBBERY

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

 

STRUCTURE FIRE IN WESTRAN

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




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November 14, 2019

 

MERCER MAN INJURED IN WEDNESDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MOBERLY TEEN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT


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

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

 

 

MILAN INCLUDED IN MISSOURI’S NEWEST GRANT FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

 

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 12TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 




November 13, 2019

 

TWO INJURED IN DAVIESS COUNTY CRASH

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

 

SUV AND TRACTOR-TRAILER COLLIDE

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

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

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




November 12th, 2019

 

WASHINGTON, MISSOURI MAN KILLED IN ATV CRASH

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

SHELBYVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF RAPE AND BURGLARY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

BEVIER MAN INJURED IN MONDAY ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

No other vehicles were involved.

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE INVESTIGATING WEEKEND HOME INVASION

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 




November 11th, 2019

 

 

AUTOPSY RESULTS FROM MISSING KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

UNUSUAL CRIME AT KIRKSVILLE PIZZA HUT

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investigators are not releasing his name at this time.

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

 

 

SPICKARD MAN INJURED IN FRIDAY NIGHT ACCIDENT

 

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

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

 

 

THREE INJURED IN BOONE COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 8th, 2019

 

NOVINGER WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ACCIDENT

 

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

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

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

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

Tade was wearing a seat belt.

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

Tade was released.

 

 

MU STUDENT PRIME SUSPECT IN WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

MADISON MAN INJURED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

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

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 6TH 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




November 7th, 2019

 

 

MISSING WOMAN FOUND DEAD JUST OUTSIDE OF KIRKSVILLE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

COLUMBIA POLICE RESPOND TO ARMED ROBBERY

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

MACHINE SHED FIRE IN CHILLICOTHE

 

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

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

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

 

 

 




November 6th, 2019

 

POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP IN LOCATING MISSING KIRKSVILLE WOMAN

 

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


POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC HELP IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECT


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


SHELBYVILLE MAN INJURED IN MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT


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


MARCELINE TEENS, BROOKFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

 

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

 

 

CHILLICOTHE POLICE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019