Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Galena Police meth, cocaine arrests include lawbreaking bicyclist, domestic squabblers

(From the Galena Police Department)

Sergeant's Scoop

On November 27th, 2018 a Galena Police Officer stopped an individual on a bicycle for committing several traffic violations. The individual was warned and advised on the legal operation of a bicycle. The very next evening the same individual was stopped for committing the same traffic violations on his bicycle. The investigation led to the discovery of methamphetamine on the rider’s person. The rider was arrested and charged with felony Possession of a controlled substance. “Riding dirty” is not advised. “Riding dirty” and in violation of traffic code is… (Insert your own adjective here).

On November 30th, 2018 a female was located inside her vehicle parked at a local residence. A Galena officer on patrol recognized the female as a wanted individual and took her into custody for her outstanding warrant. Not a particularly notable event in the grand scheme of things… but stand by for what happens on December 2nd.



But first, on December 1st, 2018 the Galena Police Department received dispatch to a local address in reference to a physical disturbance between household members. The suspect was located outside the residence covered in a blanket. The officer suspected he was being deceived when the suspect continuously exhibited behavior indicative of lying through his teeth. The officer’s perception was found to be accurate when the suspect’s actions were found to be caught on the home’s security camera footage.

On December 2nd, 2018, the female who was arrested on November 30th, was found in the same vehicle at the same residence, in the company of two other individuals who happened to be wanted for outstanding warrants. Yep she came back and brought two of her wanted friends with her.

On December 5th, 2018, a couple of young men came “blazing” through town failing to maintain their lane of travel. The investigating officer smelled the odor of burning marijuana when he contacted the vehicle. While the marijuana had apparently been otherwise consumed the driver was found to be in possession of COCAINE!

On December 10th, 2018, a Galena officer was dispatched to a local car dealership. The owner of the dealership noticed a “customer” had stolen the key to a vehicle he was inspecting and replaced it with another key. This might have been a good plan had the individual actually used a key from the same make automobile as the one he stole. The dealership’s remarkable camera system led to the quick identification of the suspect. The dealership was surveilled and a few hours later, the individual returned to steal the car. The plan was foiled however, because the crafty owner had disabled the vehicle. The suspect ran upon contact but thanks to the quick feet of your GPD and the orange construction netting lining Main Street, the suspect was quickly apprehended. (Honorable mention going to the owner of the dealership for helping box in the suspect vehicle and making a citizen’s detention of the driver)

I promise you, our “clients” do not always make it so easy. While all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, they are not always considered to act with the most intelligence.

If you have any questions, or information you can contact me, Sergeant Blaine Cornelius by email at blaine.cornelius@leo.gov or by phone at 620-783-1900. Please keep commentary civil.

Galena man sentenced to four years on meth trafficking charge

(From Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard)

On December 7, 2018 Demarco Dejuan Clark, 32, was sentenced to 48 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.

In April 2018, officer with the Galena Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at Clark’s apartment in Galena, Kansas. In the course of their investigation, officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana, digital weighing scales, a firearm, and various drug paraphernalia.



“Law enforcement was first alerted to suspicious activity at Clark’s apartment by concerned citizens in the area”, said Cherokee County Attorney Jake Conard. “The follow up by Galena officers, with the assistance of the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team, led to the seizure of more than 20 grams of methamphetamine and a firearm,” concluded Conard.

Carthage Police: Do you know this man?

(From the Carthage Police Department)

We are needing your help identifying this person.

If you have any information please contact Auxiliary Officer Gannon Tiller at g.tiller@carthagemo.gov or 417-237-7200.











Jason Sandbothe named Joplin Police Department Officer of the Month

(From the Joplin Police Department)

OFFICER OF THE MONTH
November 2018
Officer Jason Sandbothe


On November 5, 2018 Officer Sandbothe conducted a vehicle stop near 7th and Chestnut for traffic violations.

Prior to arresting a passenger in the vehicle for warrants, a meth pipe was found amongst several items she had just discarded in the vehicle. There was also another meth pipe under the driver’s seat. Further search of the vehicle was conducted and under the hood of the truck was a box labeled “FELONY BOX”, which contained 82 grams of Marijuana and 3 grams of Methamphetamine. 

In a 5-gallon bucket in the bed of the truck were 7 mason jars and 5 full size bags tightly packed with Marijuana that collectively weighed 3,294 grams. The driver and passenger were arrested, and charges sought for Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. 



On November 11, 2018 Officer Sandbothe stopped a vehicle near 10th and Picher for multiple lane violations.

One of the passengers was arrested on several active warrants and K9 Pax was called in to assist with the stop. After alerting on the vehicle, a subsequent search found a bag of Methamphetamine under the passenger seat of the vehicle. The other passenger was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. A further search of the vehicle found a blue, cloth Walmart sack in the trunk of the vehicle.

Inside the sack were 76 bottles of a medication, which if taken in large doses can mimic the high from heroin. Also, in the trunk was a pair of red bolt cutters. Officer Sandbothe knew of a previous burglary report at Family Pharmacy at 3202 S. Indiana Ave where video of the incident showed multiple white males had used bolt cutters to enter the pharmacy, carrying sacks.

I also read in the report that the males had arrived in a white passenger car, where the tail lights went all the way across the back of the vehicle. The vehicle Officer Sandbothe stopped match that description as well. The suspect was arrested on his active warrants and driver was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. The prescription medications found in the vehicle were seized as evidence and the leads from this case were forwarded to the Investigations division for further follow up.

On November 13, 2018 Officer Sandbothe responded to Wal-Mart on west 7th Street for a larceny that had just occurred. The suspect, described as a white female with blonde hair, fled in a black Infinity passenger car. While responding to the call, Officer Sandbothe observed that vehicle and conducted a stop on it near 7th and Willard.

Officer Sandbothe found the suspect, hiding under a blanket in the back seat. While getting the driver out of the vehicle she jumped into the driver seat and attempted to flee in the vehicle, which resulted in a significant use of force event.

The suspect was eventually removed from the vehicle and transported to the jail. After arriving, the suspect then concealed narcotic items inside her person during a strip search. She was taken to the hospital where two baggies of Methamphetamine, collectively weighing 9 grams, were removed and seized. The suspect was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting/Interfere with Felony Arrest, and Stealing. The suspect was also found to have an active warrant out of Waynesville, Missouri for Kidnapping. It was a Capias warrant and the warrant stated, "No Bond".

A passenger, was transported to Joplin City Jail for two active FTA warrants out of Joplin and the driver, was transported to jail and charged with DWS/DWR, Obstruction/Resisting, Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and a FTA Warrant out of Seneca, Missouri for DWS/DWR.

On November 24, 2018 Officer Sandbothe responded to the west 7th Street Wal-Mart for a report of a shoplifting.

Prior to his arrival, the suspect, had attempted to walk out of the store with a TV without paying for it. He was confronted by loss prevention but fled in a blue Chrysler Pacifica. Officer Sandbothe knew this vehicle and put information out to on duty officers. The vehicle was located by Cpl. Kohler and stopped it at 118 N. Pearl. The driver and passenger were in the vehicle.

Officer Sandbothe responded to that location and during the investigation they found a baggie of Methamphetamine in the driver’s wallet. The passenger was also found to have a baggie of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia on him as well. Both were arrested and transported to the city jail on the drug related charges. It was also determined that the passenger had previously been trespassed from Wal-Mart and due to his theft related charges in this incident, he was charged with 1st Degree Burglary.

Officer Jason Sandbothe is a very proactive officer and consistently goes out on duty to seek and disrupt criminal behavior. These are just a few examples of the high-quality work he produces on a daily basis. Officer Sandbothe is being recognized as Officer of the Month for November 2018.

Respectfully,

Matthew Stewart
Chief of Police

Crowder Quill art and literary magazine accepting submissions for annual contest

(From Crowder College)

The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual contest. Crowder students as well as area high school students and adult community members compete for awards and publication in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, digital, 2D and 3D art.

“The purpose of the Crowder Quill is to showcase and encourage artistic and literary works,” said Latonia Bailey, Quill advisor.

The postmark deadline is Feb. 1; the hand delivery and online deadline is Feb. 5. The categories of 2D traditional media (paintings, drawings and hand-made prints) and 3D art (pottery, ceramic, sculptures) may be mailed, hand delivered, or entered digitally online. All other entries should be sent as electronic files and uploaded online through www.CrowderQuill.com.

Email Quill@Crowder.edu to make arrangements for hand-delivered art entries or if internet access is an issue.



Individuals may submit up to four entries in each category, and specific guidelines for each category and more information may be obtained from the website.

Winning entrants will be notified by April. They will receive an award and will be published in the magazine. High school gold winners will also be offered scholarships subject to enrolling in specific, related courses. The awards ceremony and open mic poetry reading will be in May on the Neosho campus.

The Quill has been published by Comm 111, the Magazine Production class at Crowder College, since 1980 and is distributed free on campus and in the community.

Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests

12/11/2018 
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office 
Daily News 

12/5/2018 Thomas R Johnson 50 of Carthage, MO was arrested for Domestic Assault 4th Degree.

12/11/2018 Yancarlos Gomez-Chanas 30 of Carthage, MO was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.


12/9/2018 Daniel K Thomas 22 of Bentonville, AR was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Exceeding Posted Speed Limit.

The charges for which the above were arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 10-11

12/10/2018 0900
HEATHER LEE BAKER
10835 Cl 173 CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WF 33 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/10/2018 0800
ROBERT AARON GARRETT
1128 S Ornate Ln JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 31 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/10/2018 0930
GABRIEL THOMAS TOVAR
18011115 503 N Jackson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 30 503 S JACKSON AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY


12/10/2018 1116
BRANDON WAYNE HIXON
1515 Lions Rd BAXTER SPRINGS, KS 66713
WM 32 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/10/2018 1141
CHRISTOPHER DWAYNE BROWN
BM 39 100 E 12TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00
1514 S Moffet Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/10/2018 1230
SAMANTHA ANN ENGLAND
8011126 4720 S Rangeline Rd, 34 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 28 600 S KENTUCKY AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

DAVID TODD CULP
629 N Pearl JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 46 1501 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT
5 1 BENCH WARRANT
6 1 BENCH WARRANT
7 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/10/2018 1630
SHAYNE MIKE JORDAN
1320 Oronogo St WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 30 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/10/2018 2000
ANGELA MARIE WILLIAMS
18011143 1120 W 12th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 45 1120 W 12TH ST 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/10/2018 2059
KELSEY DIANE SHUMAKER
4219 S Duquesne Rd JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 21 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/10/2018 2100
WAYNE ALAN TIDD
2910 S Jefferson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 29 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/10/2018 2100
JONATHAN THOMAS PINKERTON
626 S Moffet Ave, B JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 43 2110 E 2ND ST 0.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/10/2018 2100
SABRINA ANN PINKERTON
626 S Moffet Ave, B JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 43 2110 E 2ND ST 0.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/11/2018 0730
KENDRA LEA ASHLEY
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 27 2623 W 7TH ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR