Saturday, December 31, 2016

Jasper Police: We will continue to be deeply involved in our community in 2017

(From the Jasper Police Department)

2016 was a very good year we believe for the Jasper Police Department and the citizens of Jasper. 

We were able to do some good things for the kids and we believe we helped make the town a better place to live in as far as visiting with the criminal element and making it clear that this is not a "safe" town to come and hide and do criminal activity. 

Some have chosen to move on from Jasper and live elsewhere, we do wish them luck. 

We also made it a point to reach out and strengthen relationships with the youth in town, which is very important we believe. 

In 2017, you have our promise that we will continue building on being involved in community events for the kids and we will continue to not welcome those who are there to do bad things in Jasper.

Happy New Years from the Jasper Police Dept.! Please be safe.....

Newton County deputies to be out in full force tonight

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. 

While we want everyone to enjoy the festivities that goes along with celebrating, we remind you to designate a driver. It's never a good idea to drink and drive. 

Deputies will be out in force, actively looking for impaired drivers on New Year's Eve, and during the weekend. Here's to 2017!

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 30-31

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

River A. Phelps, 18, Shell Knob
Randy A. Mentzer, 40, Elkland
Justin F. Holman, 34, Cassville
Juan G. Hurtado, 45, Monett
David C. Oliver, 38, Buffalo
Jay A. Lee, 60, Jackson, Mississippi

Friday, December 30, 2016

Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Jasper County Circuit Court:

Jennifer M. Moss vs. Devin V. Moss
Florence M. Powers vs. Ricky A. Powers
John Son vs Brandy N. Son
Gilbert R Roland vs. Kandice K. Roland
Riley T. Colon vs Brittany D. Davis-Colon
April R Slimp vs. Charles A. Baker

Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Newton County Circuit Court:

Melissa A. Keeling vs Michael L. Keeling

McDonald County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in McDonald County Circuit Court:

Jennifer Buss vs. Jason Buss

Newton County deputy accepted into Highway Patrol Recruit Class

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

This is Deputy Mario Cabrera. He started with us in the jail as a corrections officer and was later promoted to road deputy. Today is his last day with Newton County as he has been offered and accepted into the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 104th Recruit Class starting in January. He will spend six months in Jefferson City learning to become a Trooper at their training facility.

The MSHP doesn't know just how lucky they are to have Mario. Every day he came to work with a smile. He sincerely loves working in law enforcement and was a valued member of our team. Today we won't say goodbye, but we will say "See You Soon"!

Good luck Mario! We'll see you at graduation in June.

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 29-30

12/29/2016 1510
TREVOR DEE CARR
507 E 2nd St CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WM 30 1717- A S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/29/2016 1553
BENJAMIN TRAVIS JACKSON
389 Pump Station Rd ANDERSON, MO 64831
WM 32 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/29/2016 1830
KALEB ALLEN MARTIN
323 E 34th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 18 611 W 10TH ST/S MOFFET AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/29/2016 1830
ROBBIN EUGENE HUFFINES
302 N Jackson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 59 631 W 4TH ST/S SERGEANT AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/29/2016 2030
JOSEPH PRENTICE ORTON
WM 17 949 E 7TH ST/S ILLINOIS AVE 500.00
115 E 33rd St  JOPLIN, MO 64804
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

12/29/2016 2030 
JARED ROBERT ZUMWALT 
3417 S Moffet Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804 
WM 17 949 E 7TH ST/S ILLINOIS AVE 500.00 
3 1 CARELESS DRIVING 
4 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 
1 1 DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

12/29/2016 2130
ANDREA KAY THOMPSON
1401 W Broadway St WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 39 1101 S RANGE LINE RD 352.00
1 1 COMMIT

12/29/2016 2330 
JOSHAWA JOHN BLACK 
602 E 10th St BAXTER SPRINGS, KS 66713 
WM 42 E 7TH ST/249 HWY 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

12/29/2016 2344
MARIE DARLINE ARNOLD
200 E Zora St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 25 20TH/RANGELINE RD 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

12/30/2016 0230 
JEREMY LEE CHOENS 
3802 Valley Drive JOPLIN, MO 64801 
WM 31 3151 E 7TH ST 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

12/30/2016 0246
KILEY MARIE CARPENTER
208 Rocky Lane CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WF 19 3330 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 29-30

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Michael R. Plaster, 22, Lebanon
Kimberly L. Kachiroubas, 32, Squires

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Joplin Museum to close for general maintenance work

(From the City of Joplin)

The Joplin History & Mineral Museum will be closed from Saturday, December 31, 2016 to Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in order for general maintenance and housekeeping chores to be completed. Several areas will also be updated and repainted during this time, and some collections relocated to different spaces in the Museum.

“This is our usual time for our staff to do some general upkeep and cleaning of the Museum,” said Brad Belk, Director of the Museum. “By closing for a short period, it allows us to do a little more extensive work that would otherwise block aisles or halls if we remained open. It gives us a chance to regroup and freshen some of the d├ęcor, so our visitors can enjoy a new perspective to the Museum upon reopening on January 10.”

Starting January 10, hours of the museum are: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located in Schifferdecker Park, 7th and Schifferdecker, and their website can be viewed at www.joplin-museum.org . For additional information please call the museum at 417-623-1180.

Dates changed for January Joplin City Council meetings

(From the City of Joplin)

The Joplin City Council’s regularly first and third Monday meetings in January (January 2 and 16) are rescheduled due to holidays. The January 2 meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 3 in observance of New Year’s Day holiday, and the January 16 meeting is moved to January 17 in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The rescheduled meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on 5th floor of City Hall, 602 South Main.

Please note that City offices are closed on Monday, January 2 for the New Year’s holiday, but will be OPEN on Monday, January 16.

KGCS-TV, Missouri Southern State University’s television station, will broadcast the meetings live on January 3 and 17, and will offer a re-broadcast on the Wednesday immediately following. KGCS programming may be seen over the air on digital channel 22 and on regional cable television systems. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.

For more information, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer at 624-0820, ext. 204.

Jasper Police find crystal meth during stop of Grandview man

(From the Jasper Police Department)

On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, Jasper Officers arrested a Grandview, Mo man for possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop near Mercer and 6th St.

The suspect was found in possession of a white crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

He was transported to the Jasper County Jail where he was held for possession of a controlled substance.

Barton County Sheriff's Office Arrests

David Wayne Costa, contempt of court for dog at large

Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrests

December 28, 2016 
Daily News 
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office 

12/23/2016 Jason P. D. Liberty, 20 of Carthage, was arrested for Domestic Assault 2nd .

12/24/2016 Alvaro I. Garcia-Hernandez, 33 of Carthage, was arrested for DWI, No Driver’s License, and Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle.

12/25/2016 Tri-Venson Route, 20 of Joplin, was arrested for DWI.

12/26/2016 Shelby C.M. Reeves, 20 of Joplin, was arrested for DWI.

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 28-29

12/28/2016 0832
REBECCA JANE MAJORS
6821 Gateway Drive, 50 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 43 3031 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/28/2016 1344
TIFFANY MARIE ESTES
2330 E 7th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 37 303 E 3RD ST 590.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

12/28/2016 1430
AARON MICHAEL MCBRIDE
817 S Patterson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 30 303 E 3RD ST 123.50
1 1 COMMIT

12/28/2016 1545
NATHAN JARROD ATWOOD
415 S Monroe Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 34 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/28/2016 1804
JASON MICHAEL HANCOCK
1402 S Rex Ave, 5 DUQUESNE, MO 64801
WM 36 3128 E HAMMONS BLVD 0.00
6 1 BENCH WARRANT
7 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/28/2016 2020 
RICHARD JAY POLEN 
1215 N Florida Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 
WM 56 901 N FLORIDA AVE 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

12/28/2016 2151
PRESTON COLE CARVER
411 S Brownell Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 22 411 S BROWNELL AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/28/2016 2326
STANLEY MICHAEL JR RAKAUSKY
263 County Road 173 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 48 3500 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY
2 1 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

12/29/2016 0005
ROBERT GLENN DEBUSK Jr
 Refused JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 39 1201 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/29/2016 0030
DANIEL LUDWIG
1605 S Minnesota Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
BM 19 649 E 16TH ST/S IOWA AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/29/2016 0241
JESSICA MC EWEN MCCARLEY
WF 29 2702 S MAIN ST 500.00
28914 Pine Rd ASBURY, MO 64832
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/29/2016 0241
SAMANTHA JOE HEINE
1006 Vine GALENA, KS 66739
WF 31 2702 S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
5 1 NO VALID DRIVERS LICENSE
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/29/2016 0700
DAKOTA A SAILOR
16550 S 603 Rd FAIRLAND, OK 74343
WM 23 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

Galena man injured in two-vehicle accident near Fidelity

A Galena, Kansas man was injured in a two-vehicle accident 4:42 p.m. today on I-44, one mile east of Fidelity.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2002 Nissan pickup truck driven by Keith M. McDonald, 53, Galena, Kansas, was traveling in the left lane when McDonald suffered a medical problem and swerved into the right lane, striking a 2017 International tractor-trailer driven by Walter L. Dixon, 59, Dallas, Texas.

The McDonald vehicle traveled into the median and overturned.

McDonald was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Joplin.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Newton County sheriff, deputies sworn in

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

Today Sheriff-Elect Chris Jennings and our deputies were sworn in by Kay Baum, the county clerk and Circuit Court Judge Timothy Perigo during a commissioning ceremony at the courthouse.

Current commissions end on December 31st, 2016 and will now be renewed to December 31st, 2020

Joplin Citizens Police Academy to begin February 2

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Joplin Police Department is proud to announce the upcoming spring session of the Citizens Police Academy. 

The Citizens Police Academy is an exciting 14-week program hosted by the police department. This program targets people in our area who want to learn more about the Joplin Police Department. 

Offered FREE of charge, this hands-on, interactive, behind-the-scenes program is taught by experienced police officers, who share their unique perspective on law enforcement. 

The classes will be held every Thursday evening starting February 2nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The CPA will conclude on May 4th with a closing ceremony and dinner. 

The classes will be held at various locations throughout the City. The class size will be limited to approximately 25 participants.

Topics covered will include: crime scene investigations, narcotics investigations, child abuse investigations, traffic crash investigations, vehicle stops, SWAT operations and equipment, use of force tactics, building clearing, DWI enforcement, an introduction to the K9 unit and much more. 

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Joplin Police Officer Lacey Baxter at lbaxter@joplinmo.org or at (417) 623-3131, ext 632. An application can be viewed and printed from JPD’s website, www.joplinmo.org, under the Events tab. An application can also be obtained at the front desk of the Joplin Police Department at 303 E. 3rd Street, in Joplin.

Application
To apply for the Citizens Police Academy via the online application, view the Citizens Police Academy Application in Adobe PDF format then mail or fax your completed form to:
Joplin Police Department
303 E 3rd St
Joplin, MO 64801
Fax: (417) 625-4733

Exeter teen injured in one-vehicle accident near Tiff City

An Exeter teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 9:30 a.m. today on Klondike Road two miles east of Tiff City.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox  driven by Candace N. Nutting, 19, Exeter, traveled off the roadway on a curve, struck a tree and overturned.

Nutting was treated for minor injuries at Freeman Neosho.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 27-28

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Angela M. Field, 37, Fenton
Theadford S. Majors, 69, Cape Fair


Barton County Sheriff's Office Arrests

Kala Lou Marie Larrabee, possession of drug paraphernalia
Jeffrey Louis Marks, disorderly conduct, domestic assault
Autumn Colleen McCormack, failure to appear
Skyler Clinton Andrew Elsey, failure to appear on charge of possession of drug paraphernalia
Allan Hugh Albertson, driving while revoked
Mia Shawntel Rodman, court-ordered treatment

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 27-28

12/27/2016 0850
LARRY DARNELL SADDLER
623 N Maiden Ln JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 58 102 N PEARL AVE 248.50
4 1 COMMIT

12/27/2016 1340
AUSTIN WESLEY SMITH
16011036 1604 W 4th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 22 231 W 18TH ST/S WALL AVE 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

12/27/2016 1320
MYLISSA DAWN ASHER
825 S Ohio Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 24 231 W 18TH ST/S WALL AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/27/2016 1112
RENEE LEE SIMPSON
16011985 5300 Courtney Lane JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 46 1549 W 7TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 500.00
1 1 LARCENY
4 1 ESCAPE CUSTODY
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
3 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
5 1 LITTERING
6 1 LITTERING
7 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/27/2016 1112
DENA LAVERN MCELYEA
722 S Florida Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 47 1549 W 7TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 225.00
3 1 OPERATION OF DANGEROUS VEHICLE
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/27/2016 1612
KERI DENISE DANIELS
609 W 9th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 33 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/27/2016 0800
REBEKA F CLARK
3440 E Newman Rd, 108 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 29 3440 E NEWMAN RD 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/27/2016 1810
TOM S MORGAN
1815 S Picher Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1349 W 20TH ST/S ANNIE BAXTER AVE
WM 49 206.00
2 1 OTHER CITY WARRANT
3 1 OTHER CITY WARRANT
1 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/27/2016 2118
AMANDA JOLENE SPRADLIN
16012049 224 S Brownell Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 34 1501 E 2ND ST/S MCKEE AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/27/2016 2118
DALE JAY SPRADLIN
16012049 224 S Brownell Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 42 1501 E 2ND ST/S MCKEE AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/28/2016 0200
ROCK ADAM RILEY
3440 E Newman Rd, 205 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 31 1501 N RANGE LINE RD 46.50
1 1 COMMIT

12/28/2016 0355
ERIC WYNN HARRIS
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 54 531 S KENTUCKY AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Six killed in crashes over holiday reporting period

(From the Missouri State Highway Patrol)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports six people died in traffic crashes over the Christmas holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Patrol investigated 260 traffic crashes, which included 86 injuries and the six fatalities. Troopers also arrested 68 people for driving while impaired and made 40 drug arrests over the Christmas holiday. There were no boating crashes or drownings over the 2016 counting period.

During last year’s Christmas holiday counting period, the Patrol investigated 282 traffic crashes, which included 78 injuries and two fatalities. In addition, troopers arrested 47 people for driving while intoxicated. There was one boating crash with no injuries or fatalities, and 11 people drowned in 2015, after their vehicles were swept away by floodwaters. (Statewide during the 2015 Christmas holiday counting period, there were 1,070 traffic crashes, which included five fatalities and 363 injuries.)

Three of the fatalities occurred in the Troop D, Springfield area; and one fatality occurred in each of the Troop B, Macon, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, and Troop G, Willow Springs, areas.

Three fatalities occurred as a result of traffic crashes on Friday, December 23, 2016. Nicholas A. Thomas, 37, of Ozark, MO, and Dustin T. Emmett, 32, of Springfield, MO, died when the vehicle in which Thomas was a passenger crossed the center line and struck Emmett’s vehicle headon. The crash occurred in Greene County on Farm Road 159 north of Springfield, MO. Greene County Medical Examiner Michelle Waters pronounced Emmett dead at the scene of the crash. Dr. Pace at Mercy Hospital pronounced Thomas dead on December 24, 2016. Thomas was not wearing a seat belt; Emmett was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle in which Thomas was a passenger sustained moderate injuries in the crash; she was not wearing a seat belt.

Brooke J. Summers, 27, of Salisbury, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving ran off the road, struck a culvert, and overturned. Summers was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. The crash occurred in Chariton County on Missouri Highway 5 south of Marceline, MO. Chariton County Sheriff Rick Hershey pronounced Summers dead at the scene. Chariton County Sheriff’s Office, Chariton County EMS, and Marceline First Responders responded to the scene.

One fatality occurred as a result of a traffic crash on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Stephanie N. Price, 30, of West Plains, MO, died when the vehicle she was driving ran off the roadway and overturned several times. Price was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. The crash occurred in Howell County on U.S. Highway 63 south of Willow Springs, MO. Howell County Coroner Tim Cherry pronounced Price dead at the scene.

One fatality occurred as a result of a traffic crash on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Donald R. Hearlson, 80, of Marshfield, MO, died after the vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate a curve, went off the roadway, and stuck a parked vehicle. The crash occurred in Webster County on Missouri Route OO west of Red Top Road. Webster County Coroner Michael Taylor pronounced Hearlson dead at the scene. Hearlson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

One fatality occurred as a result of a traffic crash on December 26, 2016. Martin Lenwood, 65, of Joaquin, Texas, died when the vehicle he was driving ran through an intersection and struck a ditch. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 160 east of Doniphan, MO. Lenwood was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Dr. McClain pronounced Lenwood dead at St. Francis Medical Center.

McDonald County Sheriff's Office seeking information on stolen trailer

(From the McDonald County Sheriff's Office)

The McDonald County Sheriff Office is asking for public help in investigation of stolen trailer from area south of Longview.

Trailer is a 18’ long, tandem axle, black in color, and is a bumper pull.

Trailer has tubing around it and wheel wells are outside of the tubing. Tubing is around 2 ½ - 3 “ tubing and has some of the tubing that was bent due to backing stuff into it. The tubing was approximately 14” high all around the trailer and had angle Iron as uprights. The back ramps are under the trailer and has 2 different pins holding the back ramps on it. The trailer has white pin stripe on the tongue frame area.

Trailer has a wood deck with 2x12s for the floor.

Eighty-four sticks of 9 foot long metal pipe that was 2 3/8” round pipe was loaded on the trailer, and the pipe was used steel and was mostly rust colored.

Any information or questions regarding stolen trailer please contact Investigator Gary Huff or Deputy Derrick LeBlanc 417-223-4319.

Alba man injured in accident on Fir Road

An Alba man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 11:55 a.m. today on Fir Road, one mile west of Carl Junction.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1993 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Shaun M. Henson, 39, Alba, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch.

Henson was treated for moderate injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Joplin Police Department Holiday Weekend Arrests

12/23/2016 1342
DUSTIN SHANE TYGART
2640 E 34th St, 25B JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 31 1202 E 5TH ST 250.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/23/2016 1415
MICHAEL ALLEN MCDANIEL
1601 Crestwood Dr WEBB CITY, MO 64887-0
BM 44 1749 E 7TH ST/S ST LOUIS AVE 500.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

12/23/2016 1620
JONNY LEE BOYD
1640 S 694 Rd QUAQAW, OK 74363
WM 32 303 E 3RD ST 250.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

12/23/2016 1342
ERIKA A JOHNSON
326 E 29th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 34 1202 E 5TH ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/23/2016 1842
DEZAMIN RAE SCOTT CUNNINGHAM
4269 N Blackcat JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 17 301 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/23/2016 2000
DESERAY LODEMA CROSS
1014 W 8th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 29 4TH & GREY 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/23/2016 2044
ERVIN LOUIS COOK
379 S Mcclelland Park Blvd JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 38 2623 W 7TH ST 10.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/23/2016 2044
ROXANNA RENEE REAGAN
5379 S Mcclelland Park Blvd Lot205 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 35 2623 W 7TH ST 10.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/23/2016 2152
RONALD CLINTON MCPEAK
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 48 9TH & MOFFETT 164.00
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/23/2016 2245
DONNA C SIMS
603 S Monroe Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 49 2249 W 6TH ST/S MONROE AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/23/2016 2217
RONALD CLINTON MCPEAK
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 48 W 9TH ST/S MOFFET AVE 500.00
1 1 STOLEN PROPERTY - RECEIVING/BUYING

12/24/2016 0135 
DAKOTAH D SMITH 
6536 Impala Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801 
1849 E BROADWAY ST/N PATTERSON AVE 
WM 26 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

12/24/2016 0000
KOLBY ALEXANDER LONG
8140 Alamo Ln SENECA, MO 64865
WM 26 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/24/2016 0153
SCOTT ANTHONY DUGANITZ
28020 Farm Rd 1000 SELIGMAN, MO 65745
WM 27 E 41ST ST/S OLD MAIN ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/24/2016 0323
JEWEL MARIE VOAKLANDER
2402 E 24th St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 18 1441 W 7TH ST/S HARLEM AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/24/2016 0530
GARY LEE SIMONDS
2131 Nashville St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 33 3174 E 32ND ST/S HAMMONS BLVD 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/24/2016 0850 
STEVEN DETRE RAMBO 
1025 Sheridan Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801 
BM 23 201 N MAIDEN LN 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
2 1 LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT 
3 1 COMMIT 

12/24/2016 1028
MICHAEL JAMES SCHMITT
1001 S Jackson Street JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 64 1001 S JACKSON AVE 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/24/2016 1101
WILLIAM TURNINGROBE
 Homeless JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 39 415 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/24/2016 1234
GABRIEL MICHAEL WARE
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 20 4240 S HWY 43 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/24/2016 1531
DONNA LYNN SHEPARD
WF 29 101 N RANGE LINE RD 0.00 415 South Park  JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 LARCENY

12/24/2016 1640
SAMUEL JOHN DAVID BURKE
7543 County Road 290 CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WM 25 301 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/24/2016 1735
JARVIS KYLE GUSTER
415 S Park Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 30 415 S PARK AVE 500.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/24/2016 1811
MARQUIS AARON SAUNDERS
201 E Hannum CARTERVILLE, MO 64835
BM 18 303 E 3RD ST 247.00
1 1 COMMIT

12/24/2016 1845
JOSHUA DANIEL WARD
220 S Brownell Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 36 220 S BROWNELL AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/24/2016 2021
SHANNON EILEEN CONES
1722 S Empire Ave, 4 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 47 1722- 4 S EMPIRE AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/24/2016 2145
BEAU JERRETT RICKMAN
2311 E 10th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
1249 N BROWNELL AVE/E MANITOU ST
WM 36 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/24/2016 2316
DUSTIN SHANE TYGART
2640 E 34th St, 25B JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 31 1710 W 7TH ST 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/24/2016 2321
RAVEN ANGEL VOSS
824 S Grand Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 40 824 S GRAND AVE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/25/2016 0040
CHRISTOPHER PERRY
1128 S Murphy Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 39 1128 S MURPHY AVE 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/25/2016 0100
MARK ANTHONY MASON III
126 S Pearl Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 47 131 W 4TH ST/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 DISPLAY OF STATE PLATES
4 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/25/2016 0251
STEVEN RYAN MARTIN
620 S Porter Ave, 5 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 33 622 S PORTER AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/25/2016 0706
JORDAN ANDREW WILKERSON
215 Virginia St QUAPAW, OK 74363
WM 34 3718 CONNECTICUT AVE 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/25/2016 1323
CHRISTIAN DALE ANDERSON
1131 S Moffet Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 42 5532 E 32ND ST/S KENSER CT 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/25/2016 1840
ROSETTA L DICKEY
1401 E 33rd, 5 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 37 904 S REX AVE 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/25/2016 2015
DALLAS WAYNE HALL
WM 35 303 E 3RD ST 147.00
 2508 S Alabama Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 COMMIT

12/25/2016 2015
RICHARD SCOTT TAYLOR II
5659 E Bobcat Lane JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 27 303 E 3RD ST 761.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/25/2016 2015
DUSTIN ALEXANDER TEETER
7211 W Hwy 86 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 38 303 E 3RD ST 175.00
3 1 COMMIT
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT

12/25/2016 2110
JACK S FRIEL
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 17 531 S KENTUCKY AVE 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/25/2016 2130
WILLIAM JERMEY HANELINE
121 Plaza Dr JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 30 121 E PLAZA DR 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/25/2016 2300
JILLIAN LEIGH LEIVA
3802 E Chelsea Dr JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 34 3802 E CHELSEA DR 500.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY
2 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/25/2016 2220
SUSAN R DONAHUE
3213 N Range Line Rd, B WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 52 3049 E ZORA ST/N RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/25/2016 2345
JAMES JAY BOWERS
1831 W 22nd St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 37 131 W 15TH ST/S JOPLIN AVE 0.00
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 COMMIT

12/26/2016 0029
TAMARA A RUTLEDGE
4 221 N Mckinley Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
2949 W 2ND ST/S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE
WF 44 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/26/2016 1026
DIXIE LEE CLEVELAND-BLACKKETTER
1697 South Kings Hwy NOEL, MO 64854
WF 36 301 S GENEVA AVE 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/26/2016 1340
JOSEPH PAUL JOHNSON
629 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 54 531 W 7TH ST/S MOFFET AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/26/2016 1535
KEITH WAYNE SMITH
10908 W Hayward GLENDALE, AZ 85307
WM 45 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/26/2016 1509
JONAH DAVID CRITES
1712 S Michigan Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 17 1600 E 7TH ST 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/26/2016 1530
TAVIN DARNELL SPICER
1502 S Michigan Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1549 E BROADWAY ST/N ST LOUIS AVE
BM 22 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/26/2016 1720
LONNIE SMITH Jr
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 44 1102 W 32ND ST 248.50
1 1 COMMIT

12/26/2016 1815
KRISTA SPRING MOSS
18800 Dogwood Road CARTHAGE, MO 64835
WF 27 4240 S 43 HWY 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/26/2016 1830
BRITTON JAMES FREDRICK
2638 E 3rd St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 20 749 W 5TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 66.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/26/2016 2305
RONLISSA NICOLE KING
BF 25 E 15TH ST/S CONNECTICUT AVE 225.00
1609 E 18th St  JOPLIN, MO 64804
2 1 NO PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/26/2016 2350
NICHOLAS THOMAS SMITH
604 S Mcconnell Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 26 131 W 15TH ST/S JOPLIN AVE 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

12/27/2016 0054
GARY DALE UPDEGRAFF II
2417 State Line Rd JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 47 1516 S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

12/27/2016 0054
JAMES CALVIN TALKINGTON
1207 S Willard Ave, A JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 35 1207 S WILLARD AVE 500.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

12/27/2016 0130
SARGEANT RUE WILLIAMS
1815 S Ohio Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 48 1815 S OHIO AVE 0.00
1 1 PAROLE VIOLATION

12/27/2016 0306
STARLETT DAWN POROJ
327 N Tom St, B6A7 WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 26 431 W 17TH ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/27/2016 0306
JERROD P MURPHY
26069 Camino JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 36 431 W 17TH ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Oronogo infant injured, Joplin teen driver escapes injury in crash near Republic

An Oronogo infant was injured in a one-vehicle accident 9:04 p.m. Monday on Highway 360, one-half mile west of Republic.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1989 Buick Century driven by Kevin M. Roy, 19, Joplin, failed to negotiate curve, ran off the road and overturned.

An infant passenger, Brandon G. Stone, was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 26-27

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Nicholas B. Cox, 22, Cassville
Jason T. Donnelly, 46, Rogers, Arkansas
Gary E. Fields, 67, Nixa
Robert L. Mentzere, 66, Granby

Monday, December 26, 2016

Nancy Hughes devotion: Can I come in?

Key Verse

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 (NIV)

Devotion

Little five year old boys don’t usually want to play with girls putting on makeup – unless it is boring because there are no other boys around. That changes everything. At least it did for Jude, my grandson. 

My four granddaughters had locked themselves in the bathroom and were trying on all my makeup and giggling as they put lipstick and eye shadow on each other. 

On any other day Jude would not have cared because he and big brother Noah would have been playing games on their iPods or shooting baskets outside. But Noah was at a friend’s house and Jude was alone…and outnumbered. So he decided to see if the girls would let him play. 

I heard him knocking – softly at first and then harder and harder – but no one would open the door. After a few minutes I heard his precious little voice pleading: “Hey girlies, let me in. I want to play, too. You can even put makeup on me.” 

But the door remained shut. 

I looked up to see Jude coming toward me with a pencil and paper. “I need you to write a note for me, Grandma, so I can put it under the door.” 

He cupped his hands around my ear, whispering his message. My heart nearly broke in two as I wrote the following words on his paper. “It’s Jude. Please let me come in.” 

Today’s Scripture also speaks of One standing at a door knocking and calling to those inside to open it. That person is Jesus. In our Key Scripture in Revelation 3:20, He says “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” 

How incredible is that! Christ himself is standing outside His own church, asking permission to come in. 

It is hard for me to comprehend the patience that Jesus has as He waits for us to open the door of our hearts and allow Him to enter. Ever gracious and loving, He would never barge in and demand to be a part of our lives. So why don’t we answer?

Perhaps we are too busy “putting on makeup” that the world has to offer and ignoring the knock and the voice of the One who longs to replace our temporary with His permanent. 

If you are the one inside the locked door, my prayer today is that you would listen for the knock at the door of your heart and answer the voice of the Savior as He calls “Please let me come in.”

My Prayer for Today

Father, forgive me for being so tuned in to the world that I do not listen to Your voice or Your gentle knocking on my heart to come in to my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Reflection Points

Do you often find that you get so involved with the “noise” of everyday life that you do not hear the Lord speaking to your heart?What are some of the “noises” of life that compete with the voice of the Lord for your attention?

Application Steps

Plan ten minutes somewhere in your day for you to sit quietly and listen for the Lord’s voice speaking to your heart.Journal whatever comes to mind. Look up one Scripture that addresses His encouragement to you.

Power Verses

Revelation 3:20 (NIV) “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Hebrews 3:8 (NIV) “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…”

Isaiah 55:3 (NIV) “Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live…”

Joplin woman injured in two-vehicle accident near Airport Drive

A Joplin woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident 4:45 p.m. Sunday on MO 43, one-tenth of a mile south of Airport Drive.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Olds Bravada driven by Jacob M. Snow, 27, Kerrick, Minnesota, attempted a left turn and turned into the path of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra driven by Patricia A. Ballard, 67, Joplin. After the impact, the Snow vehicle overturned on the driver's side and the Ballard vehicle ran off the right side of the road, striking several mailboxes and street signs.

Ballard was treated for moderate injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 25-26

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Dacota N. Carpenter, 22, Joplin
Janette M. Smith, 43, Springfield
Gautam B. Maharjan, 39, Monett

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 24-25

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Joshua E. Schmidt, 26, Springfield
Carlo Auguilar Casas, 29, Neosho
Marcelino Diaz, 23, Monett
Phillip A. Prasad, 35, Neosho

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Pineville woman injured in one-vehicle accident near Noel

A Pineville woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident 11:35 p.m. Friday on Route H, one mile east of Noel.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Hailey N. Moore, 21, Pineville, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned down a steep embankment.

Moore was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital, Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Sarcoxie man injured in accident near Diamond

A Sarcoxie man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 6:15 a.m. today on Newton Road, five miles north of Diamond.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2016 Ford Focus driven by Tanner L. Paradeis, 20, Sarcoxie, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned.

Paradeis was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 22-24

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Mark L. Garner, 59, Branson
Daniel L. Boshears, 32, Dunnegan
Corina L. Stockstill, 26, Springfield
Marcos Ochoa, 51, Verona
Brandon C. Gallemore, 26, Columbia
Thomas R. Lakin, 32, Merriam Woods

Friday, December 23, 2016

Jasper County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Jasper County Circuit Court:

Suzette K. Johnson vs. Peter R. Johnson
Charles Reed vs. Ronda D. Reed
Nethla A. Field vs. Ryan M. Rivers
Sydney N. Morgan vs. Patrick J. Morgan
Annetta L. Jacobsen vs. Borge C. Jacobsen
Danielle R. Yost vs. Branden S. Yost
Stephanie K. Coffey-Miller vs. Monty C. Miller
Cheryl A. Freeland Snow vs. William L. Snow


Newton County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Newton County Circuit Court:

Janet E. Maus vs. Russell L. Maus

McDonald County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in McDonald County Circuit Court:

Laki H. Ali vs. Abdullahi M. Aden

Barton County Dissolution of Marriage Petition

The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Barton County Circuit Court:

Danielle S. Thornton vs. Joshua S. Thornton

Police searching for missing Joplin man

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Joplin Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Gregory Allen Coble. 

Coble was reported missing to the Joplin Police Department and was last heard from on Friday 12/16/2016. 

It was reported Mr. Coble was driving a blue 2009 Hyundai Elantra possibly headed to the Kansas City area. 

Coble is 33 years old, 5’10” and 145 pounds. If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Coble or have any information in reference to this case please contact the Joplin Police Department.




Highway Department year end report on tap for Jasper County Commission

JASPER COUNTY COMMISSION AGENDA
 DECEMBER 27, 2016 9:00 A.M. 
JASPER COUNTY COURTHOUSE ROOM 101 

1. CALL TO ORDER
 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 PRAYER

2. ROLL CALL

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. PRESENTATIONS
◊ Bob Burris-Jasper County Highway Department Year End Report

5. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

6. ELECTED OFFICIALS/CITIZENS REQUESTS

7. COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 9. NEW BUSINESS

10. PUBLIC HEARINGS

Agenda posted for Tuesday Carthage City Council meeting

Council Agenda
City Of Carthage, Missouri
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
7:30 PM Council Chambers
 
1. Invocation
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Calling of the Roll
4. Reading and Consideration of Minutes of Previous Meeting
5. Citizens Participation Period
 6. Report of Standing Committees
7. Report from Special Committees and Board Liaisons
8. Mayor's Report
9. Miscellaneous Reports of Officers of the City
10. Report of Claims Committee
11. Old Business
12. New Business
13. Mayor's Appointments
14. Resolutions
 
1. Resolution 1792- A Resolution providing for the formal acceptance of a donation by the city council of the City of Carthage, Missouri pursuant to city policy. (Public Safety Committee)
 

Lamar Police Department swears in three officers

(From the Lamar Police Department)

Three new officers were sworn in at the Lamar City Council meeting on Monday night.

Three new officers for Lamar Police Department were sworn in by Mayor Kent Harris at the City Council meeting on Monday night. Pictured left to right are: Officer Johnny Bray, Officer A.J. Eaves, Officer Will Weiser, Deputy Chief John Davis and Mayor Kent Harris.

Newton County Sheriff's Office closed for the holidays

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

In observance of the holiday, the Newton County Sheriff's Office will close on Friday, December 23 and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Deputies will still be responding to calls for service throughout the weekend. Contact Newton County Central Dispatch at 417-451-4242 to report any incidents or if you need to speak to an officer.

Barton County Sheriff's Office Arrests

Sean Michael Lisenbee, possession of marijuana

Barton County deputies out in full force for DWI crackdown

(From the Barton County Sheriff's Office)

Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be out in full force as part of the annual statewide Holiday DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving campaign. The campaign, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Barton County, will run from December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017.

The effective nationwide substance–impaired driving campaign will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance impaired driving over the Holiday DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign period from December 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017.

Barton County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies will be aggressively looking for substance-impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive impaired (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic.

“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more substance- impaired drivers or motorcycle operators,” said Mitchell Shaw. “Data indicates in 2015, 197 people were killed on Missouri’s roadways in crashes that involved at least one substance-impaired driver.” That works out to approximately one substance-impaired driver involved fatality every 1-3/4 days.

Mitchell Shaw added the Christmas and New Year’s Eve Weekend is particularly dangerous. During the Holiday DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign December 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016, eleven (11) people were killed and twenty-five (25) seriously injured involving at least one substance-impaired driver.

“Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign reduces substance–impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Barton County’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the holiday,” said Mitchell Shaw.

“We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel impaired is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does being under the influence impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive. If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses,” Mitchell Shaw said.

Mitchell Shaw noted that being arrested for driving under the influence of any substance brings a wide range of negative consequences into one’s life. Substance–impaired drivers face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.

“Driving while impaired is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Mitchell Shaw.

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at http://www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov, or http://www.saveMOlives.com.

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 22-23

12/22/2016 1043
DUSTIN RYAN KOSKELA
WM 28 303 E 3RD ST 123.50
1720 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/22/2016 1435
SHERRY MARIE BROOKS
1201 S Patterson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 50 932 E 34TH ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/22/2016 1509
JOSEPH W CLARK
255 Holiday Dr LANSING, KS 66043
WM 49 100- BLK W 14TH ST 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/22/2016 1607
DONALD EUGENE VARNER
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 52 303 E 3RD ST 294.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/22/2016 1415
MICHAEL LEON TATE
3815 E 13th St DUQUESNE, MO 64801
WM 56 3518 E 13TH ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/22/2016 1730
TERRANCE RUSSELL BELLARD
 Homeless JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 35 3600 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/22/2016 1800
VICTORIA LYNN SAGE
WF 28 402 S MAIN ST 0.00 114 S Pearl Ave, JOPLIN, MO 64801
1 1 RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY

12/22/2016 1800
JAMES DAVID KESSLER
5674 E Tamera Ln JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 31 1203 S WISCONSIN AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/22/2016 1915
JASON ALLEN MOSS
611 N Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 36 611 S BYERS AVE 500.00
1 1 COUNTY FELONY FTA WARRANT
2 1 COUNTY FELONY FTA WARRANT

12/22/2016 1825
 EDDIE LEE HAYWOOD 
1405 W 5th St, 201 JOPLIN, MO 64801 
BM 59 1625 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
2 1 BENCH WARRANT 

12/22/2016 2017
SABRINA CHANTA WILLIAMS
210 S Pearl Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BF 26 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/22/2016 2012
GERALD MICHAEL DUNN
801 S Pennsylvania Ave, 1 JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 46 806 S PENNSYLVANIA AVE 0.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/22/2016 2017
KENOSHA TAKIRA WILLIS
210 S Pearl Ave, 1/2 JOPLIN, MO 64801
 BF 29 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/22/2016 2122
BRITTANY HOPE DOLINGER
3340 St Hwy 59 GOODMAN, MO 64843
WF 27 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/22/2016 1825 EDDIE JR HAYWOOD 
822 Kentland NEOSHO, MO 64850 
BM 26 1625 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/22/2016 2302
BRENT ALAN LUTHI
810 Sw 50th Ln JASPER, MO 64762
1149 W MURPHY BLVD/N LONE ELM RD WM 24 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

12/22/2016 2310
AARON MICHAEL TANNER
1908 W Perkins St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 35 2601 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/23/2016 0031
MICHAEL JOSEPH HILL
1208 Central Street JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 58 1208 E CENTRAL ST 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
2 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

12/23/2016 0158
CINDY JO ANNE DONA WHITEHEAD
3430 S Newman Rd, 340 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 45 4777 W DOWNSTREAM BLVD 0.00
1 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/23/2016 0226
BRANDON TERRELL BRIGGS
2101 N J FORT SMITH, AR 72901
BM 25 3031 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

12/23/2016 0150 
SASHA NOEL QUALLS 
721 W 9th St JOPLIN, MO 64801 
WF 29 131 W JUNGE BLVD/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

12/23/2016 0428
JEFFERY MICHAEL STAGGS
1226 S Waggoner Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 23 504 S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE 500.00
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

12/23/2016 0428
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL COLLINS
2920 S Joplin Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
2849 W 7TH ST/S SCHIFFERDECKER AVE
WM 20 250.00
2 1 MINOR IN POSSESSION
1 1 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

12/23/2016 0510
LEAH BENNER
503 W Kansas, 1/2 PITTSBURG, KS 66762
WF 29 2327 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHENALIA

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Joplin city offices to be closed December 26, January 2

(From the City of Joplin)

In recognition of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the City of Joplin offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2. This closing includes the Joplin Recycling Center, MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services. Since the holidays fall on Sunday this year, closures are moved to the Monday following them.

Public Safety services (Police and Fire Departments) and Airport Operations will continue to operate throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as these departments run 24/7 throughout the year.

MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services will be open and operate during their normal operating hours on both Saturday, December 24 and Saturday, December 31. The City of Joplin Recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and December 31.

City Hall will be open their normal hours on Tuesday, December 27, and Tuesday, January 3.

In addition, during these holiday weeks, residential trash service and curbside recycling does NOT change since the holiday falls on Sunday, a day that does not offer service.

For more information, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer at 624-0820, ext. 204.

Joplin Police Department offers tips for dealing with holiday traffic

(From the Joplin Police Department)

If you have spent any time at all on Range Line this week, it’s quite clear that the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Traffic is heavy, and we have seen more minor crashes than usual. Most of them have been minor damage, but just enough to put a damper on your week. We like to meet new people, but we don’t want to meet you because of a traffic crash or a stop. Below are some friendly tips to keep you safe and your car in one piece:

- Keep a safe distance between cars. (a minimum of one vehicle length for every 10 Mph you are traveling) Following too close is easily the number one crash contributor in Joplin. It’s no contest between other factors, so put some distance between you.

- Leave a few minutes early and expect some congestion.

- Don’t be distracted. There are a lot of cars on the road, so give it your full attention. You can text, call, eat, or check your hair later!

- Slow down, take your time, don’t be aggressive…. That causes crashes, we know!

- Don’t pull out and drive down the center turn lane while trying to merge. It’s a turn lane, for left turns!

- Watch the stoplights. When it turns RED, STOP!!! No, seriously, Stop!

- If you are in a crash and no one in any of the vehicles are injured, move your cars out of the road if they will drive. Secondary crashes have a higher injury rate statistically, so let’s keep everyone safe.

- Don’t follow too close, put some distance between you can the car in front. It’s so important, it deserves a repeat!

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. These tips will help you do just that!

Joplin Police searching for credit card fraud suspect

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Joplin Police Department is asking for your assistance in identifying this person who is a suspect in a credit card fraud investigation. 

If you recognize this person or have any information about his identity, you're encouraged to contact Detective Corporal Daniel Rogers at 417-623-3131 x649 or at drogers@joplinmo.org. Thank you.


















Jasper County Sheriff's Office Arrest

December 22, 2016 
Daily News 
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office 

12/21/2016 Frankie C. Carlisle, 39 of Carl Junction, was arrested for Violation of an Order.

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

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 21-22

12/21/2016 1400
KEVIN DAVID ALLEN
813 W 16th WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 43 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/21/2016 1052
QUINCY COMMODOR WELLS
2124 S Adele Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
BM 37 2124 S ADELE AVE 500.00
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/21/2016 1540
CHARLES BROWNING FAUL
1107 E Hill St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 45 303 E 3RD ST 0.00 1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/21/2016 1921
WILLIE GLASS
723 S Jackson Ave, 3 JOPLIN, MO 64801
BM 47 531 W 9TH ST/S MOFFET AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
8 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
9 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
10 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
11 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
12 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
13 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
14 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/21/2016 1930
ROY ANTONE NICHOLS
23 S Oronogo, 1 WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 72 20TH RANGLINE 225.00
1 1 CARELESS DRIVING

12/21/2016 2035
JOE DEAN SHOCKLEY Jr
1112 W 8th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 53 600 S JACKSON AVE 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
2 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/22/2016 0050
DAVID ALAN THORNHILL
5337 Highway 43 Lot 11 JOPLIN, MO 64804
1032 W JUNGE BLVD/S PICHER AVE
WM 47 298.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 COMMIT

12/22/2016 0055 
KWART C TURNER 
64495 E 40 Rd QUAPAW, OK 74363 
WM 21 231 W C ST/N WALL AVE 500.00 
3 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA 
2 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 

12/22/2016 0208
CHELSEA DAWN FIELDS-MILLMAN
402 N Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 25 749 W C ST/N JACKSON AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/22/2016 0150
CULLUS DWAYNE FIELDS II
702 S Empire Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 28 303 E 3RD ST 403.50
1 1 COMMIT

Joplin woman escapes injury in head on crash in Taney County

A Taneyville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident 10:28 p.m. Wednesday at U. S. 160 and Highway 76 in Merriam Woods.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Jessica L. Forcum, 25, Joplin, failed to stop for a stop sign and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Passenger driven by Jana L. Johnson, 48, Taneyville, head on.

Johnson was treated for moderate injuries at Cox Hospital, Branson.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 21-22

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Timothy W. Ratliff, 42, Joplin
Dylan S. Nothnagel, 19, Hollister
Jamie L. Root, 31, Marshfield
James N. Enconomou, 54, Willard

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monthly outlook from Webb CIty Superintendent Tony Rossetti

Carl Junction PD hoping to return lost iPod to owner

(From the Carl Junction Police Department)

There was an ipod found on the walking trail near Grimes Street. 

If you lost it, please contact the police department and describe it. WE would like to return it to its rightful owner.

Neosho Police receive grant for eight body cameras, car cam

(From the City of Neosho)

The Risk Management group, MIRMA, presented Chief David Kennedy with a plaque and proclamation at the December 20th City Council Meeting. 

This was presented with a grant that was awarded for the purchase of 8 body cameras and one car cam. 

These items greatly reduce the risk faced by NPD as they serve the Citizens of Neosho

Joplin Police searching for burglary/forgery suspect

(From the Joplin Police Department)

UPDATE- This person has been identified

The Joplin Police Department is seeking your assistance in identifying the female in the picture. She is involved in a Burglary/Forgery investigation.

If you recognize this person or have any information regarding her identity, you're encouraged to contact Detective Wayne Buck at 417-623-3131 x621 or wbuck@joplinmo.org. Thank you

Barton County Sheriff's Office Arrests

Rebecca Lynn Cheek, permitting dog to run at large
William Joseph Rogers, contempt of court on domestic assault, failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia
Thomas Lee Rees, passing bad check
Miguel Angel Contreras, diiving while revoked
Zachary Paul Smith, driving while suspended
Brenden Michael Loveall, probation violation

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 20-21

12/20/2016 1026
LAURISSA ANN BOURGEOIS
16011801 602 N Jackson JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 54 602 N JACKSON AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/20/2016 0944
DEBRA ANN CHARRON
14645 Highway Ff, 7 DIAMOND, MO 64840
WF 58 100 W 20TH ST/S MAIN ST 578.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 0842
ABIGAIL ELIZABETH MCREYNOLDS
WF 30 431 W 7TH ST/S BYERS AVE 77.59
815 W 2nd St JOPLIN, MO 64801
1 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 1100
KENNY GENE WAGGONER
2430 Mylinda Leah Lane JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 70 2430 S MYLINDA LEAH LN 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/20/2016 1003
THOMAS EDWARD COLEMAN
2202 S Adele Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 27 1649 W 20TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/20/2016 1415
CHEROKEE CHEYENNE GLANDER
1002 S Connecticut Ave, 2 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 19 E 32ND ST/S WISCONSIN AVE 64.00
1 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 1449
LEAH BETH CRANE
1201 S Mckinley Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 63 1201 S MCKINLEY AVE 278.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 1449
DEBORAH MARIE STARR
229 N Moffet Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 59 1201 S MCKINLEY AVE 0.00
2 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/20/2016 1515
TERRY SHANE GREENHAW
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 44 422 S HIGHLAND AVE 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/20/2016 1704
DAVID WILLIAM GRAVES
1925 S Hall St WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 53 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/20/2016 2100
CHESTER PAUL BURTON
 Homeless JOPLIN, MO 66739
BM 27 2948 E 32ND ST/S RANGE LINE RD 179.00
1 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 2036
LA DONNA SUE MILLER
1028 Woodland Ave DUQUESNE, MO 64801
WF 45 3299 E 13TH ST/S REX AVE 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/20/2016 2120 
CRYSTAL ANN LYNCH 
2608 Adams Rd WEBB CITY, MO 64870 
WF 37 1549 W JUNGE BLVD/S MAIDEN LN 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

12/20/2016 2354
JEREMY S MCGUIRE
 Homeless JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 37 100 E 19TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
1 1 UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPONS CITY

12/21/2016 0112
SHELBY REBECCA WOOD
520 S Jackson Ave, 2 JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 27 131 W JUNGE BLVD/S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

12/21/2016 0230
PAM RENEE TENNANT
1028 Woodland Ave DUQUESNE, MO 64801
WF 45 3118 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

Carl Junction woman injured in head on crash on 43

A Carl Junction woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident 4:50 p.m. Monday on MO 43, two miles north of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Emilie A Mieseler, 30, Carl Junction, was slowing and pulled into the left turn lane when a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Robert L. Rider, 76, Neosho, drifted into the turn lane and struck the Mieseler vehicle head on.

Mieseler was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Newton County Sheriff searching for truck stolen during armed robbery

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

We are currently looking for this vehicle:

Pewter 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 with 20" black rims, black diamond plate toolbox in the bed, and "YeeYee" decal on the back glass.

The truck may have Missouri license plates 0AP680.

The vehicle was stolen during an armed robbery this morning south of Joplin.

We are requesting any information about its location and subjects occupying the vehicle. DO NOT approach anyone with the vehicle as they may be armed. Please contact us immediately if seen, 417-451-4242.

Pictures are of actual vehicle.

Carthage, Webb City men arrested after shots fired at Newton County deputy

Update to Neosho Pursuit/Shots Fired:

Two suspects, Joel Alexander Bell (29) of Carthage, and Andrew Mitchell Utley (24) of Webb City were taken into custody a short time after the vehicle crashed. A stolen firearm was recovered in the vehicle as well as methamphetamine.

Charges were sent to the Newton County Prosecutor's Office and were filed on today.

Bell is being held on Assault on Law Enforcement Officer 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Possession with Intent to Distribute, and
Resisting Arrest.

Utley is being held on charges of Assault on Law Enforcement Officer 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute, and Resisting Arrest.

No one was harmed in the incident which we are thankful for.

We would like to thank City of Neosho Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol for all of their assistance during this incident.

Original News Release

On 12/19/2016 at 3:30PM, a Newton County deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Jefferson St. and Spring St. in Neosho.

The vehicle, occupied by two subjects, fled from the deputy southbound on Jefferson St.
The vehicle continued to flee from the deputy and the passenger shot a pistol in the direction of the deputy.


The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Jefferson and North St.

No one was struck or injured from the shooting. Both suspects are in custody at our jail.

Further information will be released at a later time.

This dog needs a home

(From the Jasper Police Department)

This little guy is still needing a home. He was found out in the cold weather and we cant find an owner. All he wants for Christmas is a family of his own.

Contact 417-483-6261

Joplin Police Department Arrests December 19-20

12/19/2016 0833
CHRYSTAL LYNN GONZALEZ
2655 E 8th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 37 2655 E 8TH ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/19/2016 1200
JAMES DEE PUTMAN
728 S Indiana Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 50 3031 E 36TH ST/S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/19/2016 1300
IRA OMAR PORTER
11319 E 32nd St, C8 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 32 3149 E 20TH ST/S GENEVA AVE 500.00
2 1 VEHICLE TAMPERING
1 1 LARCENY
1 COMPLIANCE W/ REQUEST FOR INFO BY POLICE OFFICERS

12/19/2016 1410
CHRISTOPHER JOHN POWELL
4402 Malaura Lane JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 45 3331 E 3RD ST/S NORTHPARK LN 648.50
2 1 COMMIT

12/19/2016 1815
GENEVA RENAY TATE
2219 W Zora St , MO 64801
WF 45 303 E 3RD ST 203.50
1 1 COMMIT

12/19/2016 2000
CARTER PATRICK HATFIELD
2190 S Reinmiller JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 18 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT

12/19/2016 2030
MATTHEW R WARFORD
1321 W Broadway St WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WM 25 1501 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
3 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 VANDALISM
1 1 LARCENY

12/19/2016 2030 
PEDRO RUIZ HERNANDEZ 
4969 S 76th East Ave, B TULSA, OK 74145 
WM 22 100 E 20TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

12/19/2016 2250
DARREN E HENDERSON
BM 33 2330- H S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE

12/19/2016 2330
DAVID D WHITE
110 W Truman MARCELINE, MO 64658
WM 34 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/19/2016 2312
LOLETTA REBA SIDNEY
17566 Mint Ln CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WF 51 3031 S RANGE LINE RD 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/19/2016 2315
JESSICA MARIE PRINE
2227 Birch Lane MIAMI, OK 66725
WF 24 ANOOR/ CEDAR RIDGE 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING
2 1 COMMIT

12/19/2016 1800
STEVEN JOSEPH BROWN
2202 S Bird Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 39 2202 S BIRD AVE 0.00
1 1 MENTAL 96 HOUR HOLD

12/20/2016 0001
ASHLEY LYNNE STEPHENS
1103 S Empire Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 36 1700 S PEARL AVE 298.50
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/20/2016 0220
ADRIAN LAMONT SMITH
824 E 5th St CARTHAGE, MO 64836
BM 41 W 20TH ST/S MURPHY AVE 500.00
1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

12/20/2016 0146
DUSTIN LEE HOLDEN
1412 E Broadway St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 26 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

/20/2016 0358
JOSHUA LEE WILSON
921 S Connor Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 29 2424 S MISSOURI AVE 0.00
1 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests December 18-20

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Mohamed Mahamud Dore Rage, 18, Noel
James A. Easter, 38, Gateway, Arkansas
Aaron M. Rice, 30, Springfield

Monday, December 19, 2016

Nancy Hughes devotion: My mother's Christmas wish

Key Verse

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV)

Devotion

When I was a little girl, the number one question I asked all my family before December 25th was “What do you want for Christmas?” I asked my sisters and my brother, my mother and my father.
It was a huge question for me because my funds were limited to a small allowance each week plus whatever I could dig out from under the sofa cushions.

After my siblings and I eventually all married and moved away, my mother’s answer to that question remained the same year after year.

“I want all my children home,” she would smile. “Nothing more. That would be the best gift for Christmas. It’s my Christmas wish.” No matter how hard I tried to change the way in which I asked that same question, the answer never changed. 

I really didn’t understand why that was the only Christmas gift my mother wanted. Until my children grew up, married and moved away. Until the phone calls began with “Hi Mom. December is going to be here before you know it. What do you want for Christmas?” 

And of course, because I finally realized just what my mother meant, my answer has remained the same year after year. “More than anything, I want all my children home on Christmas.” 

Look at John 3:16, today’s Key Scripture. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Our Heavenly Father desires the same thing for His children: home with Him for eternity. The cost? No looking under sofa cushions for extra change. No hoarding an allowance in order to pay for a gift. 

The price for all His children to be able to come home has been paid in full by Jesus at the cross.
As mothers, we completely understand that having our children home for Christmas is the best gift of all. How much more our Heavenly Father desires that His children will turn to Him and accept the beautiful priceless gift of salvation wrapped up in the mercy, forgiveness and love of Jesus, so they can be home with Him for eternity.

My Prayer for Today

Father, I praise You and thank You for Your beautiful gift of eternal life to all who believe in You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Reflection Points

Do you find that there are times when you take the gift of salvation and eternal life for granted? If so, why do you think you feel that way?

Application Steps

Journal the different Scriptures that talk about the promise of eternal life with the Lord.

Memorize one of those Scriptures each week and share it with a friend or family member.

Power Verses

John 3:16 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

II Peter 3:9 (NIV) “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

I Timothy 2:3-4 (NIV) “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”

MSSU dean publishes book on achieving success with a plan

(From Southern News Service)

Drawing on his experience transitioning from a two-decade career as a physician to healthcare administration, Dr. Richard Schooler has authored a book focusing on achieving success with a strategic plan.

“Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan” – published by Dorrance Publishing Company in Pittsburgh, Penn. – offers a message he believes many young leaders are missing as they pursue their education.

Schooler, now the Dean of Health Sciences at Missouri Southern State University, practiced as an OB/GYN physician in Joplin before becoming medical director and director of medical education for Freeman. In 2006, he was named the hospital’s chief medical officer, and in 2013 the executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“I didn’t have a business background, so the first few years in my role as a health-care executive had a steep learning curve,” he said. “But it was important for me to evolve through that to do what I ended up doing.”

That experience, along with leading the process of creating a strategic plan for the hospital following the devastating May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, helped him develop an appreciation for the importance of leadership.

About a year and a half ago, he began to put his thoughts to paper about the critical importance of planning for organizations.

“There are all kinds of books out there on how to write a strategic plan,” he said. “What I really want to share is how to achieve success with a plan … how to make it work.”

The book also focuses the dynamics of leadership as well as the importance of adaptability and accountability.

Available via Amazon, the Dorrance Publishing online bookstore and by contacting Dr. Schooler, book sales will help promote a new academic program at Missouri Southern.

“One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Missouri Southern Foundation to an account that will be used for promotion of a new degree and curriculum I want to develop under the Health Sciences umbrella – a bachelor’s of health care leadership and management,” said Schooler.

“There’s a huge industry out there, and there’s a real need for it.”

To learn more about “Planning for Organizational Success,” visit Dorrance Publishing Co.’s online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.

Three-year-old dies in Cherokee County house fire

(From the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

An early morning house fire in rural Cherokee County claimed the life of a rural Scammon boy.

At 6:37 a.m., emergency personnel responded to 8543 Northeast Scammon Road, where a two-story home was completely engulfed in flames.

Three year-old Jesse Walker died in the fire. His mother and a 10 month old infant were able to escape.

Firefighters from Weir, Scammon, Galena and Columbus, along with personnel from the Cherokee County Ambulance service and Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Jasper Police looking for owner of these dogs

(From the Jasper Police Department)

Found/Lost Dogs in Jasper. Grand & Park area.

Contact 417-483-6261 if you know who the pups belong to.

























Shots fired at Newton County deputy, two suspects arrested

(From the Newton County Sheriff's Office)

On 12/19/2016 at 3:30PM, a Newton County deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Jefferson St. and Spring St. in Neosho.

The vehicle, occupied by two subjects, fled from the deputy southbound on Jefferson St.
The vehicle continued to flee from the deputy and the passenger shot a pistol in the direction of the deputy.

The vehicle crashed at the intersection of Jefferson and North St.

No one was struck or injured from the shooting. Both suspects are in custody at our jail.

Further information will be released at a later time.

Bobby Brown, K9 Pax named Joplin Police officers of the month

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Officer of the Month Bobby Brown and K9 Pax
November 2016

(Some details were removed due to being sensitive information in on-going cases)

Throughout the month of November, K-9 Officer Brown utilized his partner K-9 Pax with assisting in locating and apprehending suspects who had fled from officers.

On November 22, 2016 Officer Caleb Johnson attempted to stop a black Kia passenger car on Interstate 44, for the owner having a felony burglary warrant. The vehicle failed to yield and fled from Officer Johnson. K-9 Officer Brown later located the vehicle but the driver had fled on foot. K-9 announcements were made but due to no response, K-9 Pax was deployed to attempt to track the suspect. K-9 Pax was able to locate and apprehend the suspect who was hiding in the woods, near a creek bank. The driver was identified as Robert J. Smith and was arrested for 4 felony warrants, 3 misdemeanor warrants, Driving While Revoked, Careless and Imprudent Driving and Resisting Arrest by fleeing.

On November 27, 2016 Officers responded to Outback Steakhouse in reference to a vehicle theft in progress. The suspect, Jason Fuqua, was attempting to steal a vehicle from a female who was putting her grandchildren into the vehicle. Despite one child already being in the vehicle, Fuqua still attempted to take the vehicle but was unsuccessful, due to not having the keys. As Fuqua was attempting to steal the vehicle, he pushed the female down. When an Outback employee came outside and confronted Fuqua, he fled the area, dropping two purses which had been stolen from Outback employee’s vehicles. Fuqua fled south to the Interstate, turned around and then fled across the Interstate as officers got close.

K-9 Officer Brown and K-9 Pax responded to the area of F.A.G. K-9 announcements were made and despite being close by and hearing the commands, Fuqua still failed to comply with officers’ commands. K-9 Pax was deployed and was able to locate and apprehended the suspect. Fuqua was arrested for Robbery 2nd Degree, felony tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and a parole absconder warrant.

K-9 Officer Brown takes pride in being a Police K-9 handler for the department. Despite tracking of fleeing suspects being one of the most difficult deployments for a K-9 handler, K-9 Officer Brown continues to work to improve and be successful in this field. Thanks to K-9 Officer Brown’s work ethic, training, knowledge and motivation, numerous suspects have been located and taken into custody safely.

K-9 Officer Brown and his K-9 Pax are truly an asset to the Joplin Police Department.

Barton County Sheriff's Office Arrests

James Quentin Stanhope, 12-hour safekeep, trespassing
Douglas Edward Mayes, contempt of court, public intoxication
Erin Nicole Houghton, probation violation, traffic violation
John Orval Gaston McIntyre, contempt of court, resisting arrest by fleeing
David Bruce Henderson, writ of body attachment

Joplin Police Department Weekend Arrests

12/16/2016 0936
BRODY COOPER STOUT
1303 W 7th St JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 25 749 W 7TH ST/S JACKSON AVE 563.50
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/16/2016 1330
GINNI JEANNE MOON
1134 Tarah Lane CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WF 31 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/16/2016 1330
DEWAYNE MICHAEL DATES
1319 Wyndham Ln CARTHAGE, MO 64836
BM 43 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/16/2016 1225
SEQUAYAH ELIZABETH SATER
1430 E Market DIAMOND, MO 64480
BF 39 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/16/2016 1225
ERIN MICHELLE WATKINS
350 W Mckinnley GRANBY, MO 64844
WF 23 303 E 3RD ST 200.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/16/2016 1225
SONYA LYNN BARNES
107 S Homestead Ln WALNUT, KS 66763
WF 50 303 E 3RD ST 284.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/16/2016 1333
MELISSA LEANN GARNER
11319 Hwy Ff JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 47 3132 S RANGE LINE RD 0.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/16/2016 1413
CHARLES DAVID COOKSEY
411 S Highland Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 68 1415 E BROADWAY ST 250.00
1 1 URINATING/DEFECATING IN PUBLIC

12/16/2016 1516
CANDACE MISHELLE CIALINI
22959 Heather Ln WEBB CITY, MO 64870
WF 36 303 E 3RD ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/16/2016 1800
ERNEST CHRISTOPHER RAMOS
1043 S Orner CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WM 33 7TH & ST CHARLES 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/16/2016 1820
TRACY RENEA GRIMES
7660 Country 290 CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834
WF 34 1906 E 7TH ST 500.00
6 1 DWS/DWR OR CANCELLED
1 1 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

12/16/2016 2335
TREYTON JAMES ROWDEN
2551 E Markwardt St JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 18 303 E 3RD ST 103.50
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/17/2016 0000
JODY ANN DOMINQUEZ
1818 S Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 30 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 BENCH WARRANT
3 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/17/2016 0350
HANNAH M WEST
822 S Byers Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
BF 20 W 10TH ST/S BYERS AVE 500.00
1 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST
3 1 MINOR IN POSSESSION
4 1 PEDESTRIANS - ROUTE WHEN CROSSING ROADWAY
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/17/2016 0432 
JOSELLYN MAGAN HOPE TACKETT 
6186 E 3rd REEDS, MO 64859 
WF 21 1204 N DUQUESNE RD 250.00 
3 1 FAIL TO YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE 
2 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING 
1 1 DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 

12/17/2016 0849
NETA LOU HARRIS
209 S Mckee Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 38 349 E 12TH ST/S KENTUCKY AVE 250.00
1 1 PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

12/17/2016 1045
SKYLER CLINTON ELSEY
WM 28 1431 W 6TH ST/S MAIDEN LN 500.00
1710 S Grand Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/17/2016 1437
RICHARD ANTHONY TURPIN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 28 431 W 4TH ST/S BYERS AVE 0.00
3 1 BENCH WARRANT
4 1 COMMIT
5 1 COMMIT
6 1 COMMIT

12/17/2016 1540
BRADLEY ALAN WINDLE
1809 Minnesota Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 43 600 E 19TH ST/S IOWA AVE 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
6 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
7 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/17/2016 1552
DANIEL LEE GARCIA
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 39 615 W 6TH ST 250.00
2 1 COMPLIANCE W/ REQUEST FOR INFO BY POLICE OFFICERS
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/17/2016 1600
STEPHANIE MARIE ROGGE
2128 S Highview Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 34 636- BLK I-44E HWY 0.00
1 1 SAFE KEEP

12/17/2016 1630
ROY LESTER MARKERT III
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 32 163- BLK I-44E HWY 10.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
 3 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
4 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
5 1 COMMIT

12/18/2016 0235
MICHEL L KEETER
611 N Wall Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 52 611 N WALL AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/18/2016 1515
MCKENNA ASHTON FRAZIER
1502 S Michigan Ave, B15A2 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 21 1502- B1 S MICHIGAN AVE 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/18/2016 1735
STEVEN RAY DUNCAN
125 N Maple Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 30 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT
2 1 COMMIT

12/18/2016 1815
CRASHAWNA DENEE PERRY
607 N Sergeant Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WF 28 1002 S CONNECTICUT AVE 248.50
1 1 COMMIT

12/18/2016 1825
HOLLY LAURAINE HAZLEWOOD
522 Hobson Pl PITTSBURG, KS 66762
WF 33 301 S GENEVA AVE 500.00
1 1 LARCENY

12/18/2016 1820
NICHOLAS AARON GASTINEAU
813 S Patterson Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 19 1002 S CONNECTICUT AVE 328.50
2 1 COMMIT
3 1 COMMIT

12/18/2016 1915
KEISHA SHIANNE GEORGE
613 W 25th St, 8 JOPLIN, MO 64804
WF 23 100 E 8TH ST/S MAIN ST 500.00
1 1 FAIL TO APPEAR
2 1 FAIL TO APPEAR

12/18/2016 1754
CHARLES EDWARD BLIZZARD
315 Marlow St NEOSHO, MO 64850
WM 46 303 E 3RD ST 150.00
1 1 COMMIT
2 1 COMMIT

12/18/2016 1958 T
RAVIS JEFFREY COREY L FRANKLIN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801 2
832 E NEWMAN RD/N RANGE LINE RD
WM 21 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/18/2016 2112
ROY LESTER MARKERT III
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64801
WM 32 303 E 3RD ST 0.00
1 1 DOMESTIC ASSAULT--CITY

12/18/2016 2230
JAMES LAWRENCE GAUTNEY
1011 Valley St CARTHAGE, MO 64836
WM 27 912- A C S SERGEANT AVE 0.00
7 1 BENCH WARRANT
8 1 BENCH WARRANT
 9 1 BENCH WARRANT
10 1 BENCH WARRANT

 12/18/2016 2345
KEVIN LEE MCMILLAN
531 S Kentucky Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 42 749 E HILL ST/N COX AVE 500.00
1 1 RESIST / INTERFERE W/ ARREST

12/19/2016 0008
JAMIE LEE MCCANN
2701 E 11th JOPLIN, MO 64801
849 E BROADWAY ST/N DIVISION AVE WF 37 0.00
1 1 BENCH WARRANT

12/19/2016 0100
TANISHA DEVON WATSON
614 E Macon St CARTHAGE, MO
BF 27 502 S JOPLIN AVE 500.00
1 1 ASSAULT - CITY

12/19/2016 0238
KYLE LEE PEPPERS
1831 Ohio Ave JOPLIN, MO 64804
WM 19 1629 S OHIO AVE 500.00
1 1 DISTURBING THE PEACE
2 1 TRESPASS UPON ANOTHER PROPERTY

12/19/2016 0557
DESIRA RACHELLE TURNER
6235 Se Quaker Road GALENA, KS 66739
WF 27 1700 W 30TH ST 500.00
1 1 OBSTRUCTION / RESISTING

12/19/2016 0603
BROOKLYN R WILSON
320 S Free King Hwy, 107 PITTSBURG, KS 66762
WF 18 1700 W 30TH ST 500.00
1 1 POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA