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At 4:29 p.m. Feb. 1, Officer Joby Hoopes took a report of harassment at the police station.

Officer Hoopes responded at 7:22 p.m. Feb. 1 to a traffic crash involving a deer on U.S. 60 near East Main Street. A report was taken.

At 8:10 p.m. Feb. 4, Officer David Hocking stopped a red Ford pickup truck with a broken windshield and no registration lights. The driver was found not to have a valid license and was placed under arrest. A small pipe containing white residue was found on him and a vehicle search turned up a small balk zip bag holding a clear baggie with a white powdery substance in it. The driver was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, driving without a valid license and failure to provide financial responsibility; charges were sent to the Howell County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Officer Joe Barnhouse took a report at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday of a lost or possibly stolen purse from a transportation bus. Investigation is ongoing, along with attempts to locate the missing purse.

On Wednesday, Officer Barnhouse responded with Chief Wes Ellison to the area of First and Center Streets for a suspicious person reported. They encountered a man wanted on active warrants out of West Plains, arrested and booked him at the Willow Springs jail, then took him to meet with a West Plains officer who took custody.


Donnie W. Cummings, Bradleyville, was ticketed at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 1 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Cary Gates.

Dakota Edward Hicks, Mansfield, was ticketed at 10:29 a.m. Feb. 2 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Gates.

Andrea K. Brower, Excelsior Springs, was ticketed at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 2 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Gates.

Gregg Leroy Hammond, Willow Springs, was ticketed at 2:06 p.m. Feb. 2 on a charge of failure to register a vehicle. Officer Gates.

Andy Liwanag Mostajo, Dixon, was ticketed at 10:42 a.m. Feb. 3 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Jim Hedlesten.

Rondy Allan Freeman, Springfield, was ticketed at 3:49 p.m. Feb. 3 on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Hedlesten.

Erika Jane Williams, Mtn. View, was ticketed at 3:48 p.m. Feb. 4 on a charge of having defective equipment. Officer Barnhouse.

Joshua David Armstrong, Mtn. Grove, was ticketed at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of speeding by 11-15 mph. Officer Barnhouse.


A person called the police station on Feb. 1 regarding a vehicle he had left at Love’s Travel Stop, but could not find.

On Feb. 1, Officer Joby Hoopes assisted someone who went to the police station to fill out a statement form for a harassment complaint.

Officer Jake Cronin responded to a commercial alarm on Feb. 1 on East Main Street, in which the alarm showed broken front glass. When he arrived, the building was secure.

On Feb. 2, a person called to report a debit card had been left at a business where the caller was employed, and asked for the card to be picked up. Officer Hoopes.

Officer Hoopes responded on Feb. 2 to East Main Street for a trespassing call. A person was advised to stay off of the property.

On Feb. 3, Officer Wade Bloomer assisted emergency medical personnel on West High Street. A person was taken to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains.

Officer Hedlesten helped a driver who needed directions on Feb. 3 on West Main Street.

On Feb. 3, Officer Hedlesten responded to East Main Street for a report of a dog that kept boarding a bus, and when the reporting party called the number on the dog’s caller, no one answered. When the officer arrived, the dog was gone.

Officer Hedlesten took a call on Feb. 3 regarding a friendly dog roaming around West Main Street.

Officer Bloomer received a call on Feb. 4 asking for extra patrol during overnight hours on West Fourth Street.

Officer Barnhouse responded on Feb. 4 to South Harris Street to assist another officer with a traffic stop which resulted in a person being taken into custody. Barnhouse stayed on the scene until the detainee’s vehicle was towed.

On Feb. 5, Officer Ryan McGinnis assisted Division of Family Services employees on a case.

A person called on Feb. 5 to report a set of keys missing, then later called back and said he found them. Officer Barnhouse.

A person went to the police station on Feb. 5 to report something being stolen out of her vehicle. Officers Hocking and Barnhouse gave her a statement to fill out and bring back.

On Tuesday, Assistant Chief Lewis and Officer Barnhouse assisted Children’s Division employees at an address on West Third Street.

Officer McGinnis and Sgt. David Struble responded on Tuesday to a business on East Main Street for a vehicle left in the business’ parking lot.

On Tuesday, Officer Barnhouse took a call from someone wanting to advise police of a custody matter.

A caller asked on Tuesday that a vehicle be moved from a location on East Sixth Street as it was located in a parking spot reserved for people with disabilities. Sgt. Struble.

On Tuesday, a person went to the police station to report a stolen purse. Officer Barnhouse.

Officer Barnhouse assisted fire and emergency medical personnel with a patient Tuesday on East Sixth Street.

On Tuesday, Officer Barnhouse responded to an address on Highway 76 to assist fire and emergency medical personnel with a patient.

Assistant Chief Al Lewis responded on Wednesday to a hazard in the road at the south junction of U.S. 63. He checked the area but was unable to locate the source.

On Wednesday, a resident of North Grand Street reported a pit bull had showed up at their property. Animal Control was notified.