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  • JPD Arrest Man Impersonating Store Employee to Steal

    JPD Arrest Man Impersonating Store Employee to Steal

    Thursday, March 29 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-03-29 17:49:23 GMT
    Joplin Police Officers arrested a man impersonating a Wal-Mart employee. Officers were called at 3:44 p.m. to the West 7th Street Wal-Mart for fraud. According to investigators, the man told employees that he was from Wal-Mart Headquarters and tried to steal money from the store. The store employees refused to give him money and instead called police. Officers discovered the man did the same thing at other Wal-Mart stores across Missouri. The man was arrested for fraud...More >>
    Joplin Police Officers arrested a man impersonating a Wal-Mart employee. Officers were called at 3:44 p.m. to the West 7th Street Wal-Mart for fraud. According to investigators, the man told employees that he was from Wal-Mart Headquarters and tried to steal money from the store. The store employees refused to give him money and instead called police. Officers discovered the man did the same thing at other Wal-Mart stores across Missouri. The man was arrested for fraud...More >>
  • Warrant Issued After Drugs Are Discovered In A Bible

    Warrant Issued After Drugs Are Discovered In A Bible

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-03-28 22:13:34 GMT
    Ashley DespainAshley Despain
    Ashley DespainAshley Despain

    The Vernon County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant after Detention Officers found what they believed to be marijuana hidden inside of a Bible intended for an inmate in the County Jail. Authorities say Ashley A. Despain, of Nevada, is charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance in a jail, a Class D Felony. 

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    The Vernon County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant after Detention Officers found what they believed to be marijuana hidden inside of a Bible intended for an inmate in the County Jail. Authorities say Ashley A. Despain, of Nevada, is charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance in a jail, a Class D Felony. 

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  • Galena, KS Arrests

    Galena, KS Arrests

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-03-27 21:02:26 GMT
    Galena Police say four people were arrested between March 20th and March 23rd. March 20th - We all know what happens when you don't appear in court.  50-year-old Steve Thomason was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear.  Police say after further investigation, they got a search warrant for his home.  Now, he faces charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failing to Appear. March 22nd - Don't s...More >>
    Galena Police say four people were arrested between March 20th and March 23rd. March 20th - We all know what happens when you don't appear in court.  50-year-old Steve Thomason was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear.  Police say after further investigation, they got a search warrant for his home.  Now, he faces charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failing to Appear. March 22nd - Don't s...More >>
  • Chase Leads to Drug Charges in SEK

    Chase Leads to Drug Charges in SEK

    Monday, March 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-03-26 21:17:52 GMT

    A suspect refuses to stop for illegal registration and now has at least six charges pending against him. A Pittsburg Police Officer tried to stop a vehicle with an illegal registration near 22nd and Broadway on Sunday, March 25th around 9:30 a.m. The officer says instead of stopping, the driver continued north on Broadway and Highway 69. That's where a Crawford County Deputy joined the chase. The suspect turned west on Highway 47 and drove into Girard. According to authorities, the...

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    A suspect refuses to stop for illegal registration and now has at least six charges pending against him. A Pittsburg Police Officer tried to stop a vehicle with an illegal registration near 22nd and Broadway on Sunday, March 25th around 9:30 a.m. The officer says instead of stopping, the driver continued north on Broadway and Highway 69. That's where a Crawford County Deputy joined the chase. The suspect turned west on Highway 47 and drove into Girard. According to authorities, the...

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  • JPD Incident Spotlight (2/26)

    JPD Incident Spotlight (2/26)

    Monday, February 26 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-02-26 22:48:48 GMT
    Incident Spotlight This morning at 5:17am two of our officers were patrolling together in one car, checking neighborhoods. At Newman and Florida, they saw a male riding a bicycle. They saw him cross the street and ride into on-coming traffic, so they stopped him at Florida and Manitou for the violation. The male initially complied, but then physically resisted arrest when they determined he had warrants. During the struggle, he threw a bag of meth on the ground. He was found to have...More >>
    Incident Spotlight This morning at 5:17am two of our officers were patrolling together in one car, checking neighborhoods. At Newman and Florida, they saw a male riding a bicycle. They saw him cross the street and ride into on-coming traffic, so they stopped him at Florida and Manitou for the violation. The male initially complied, but then physically resisted arrest when they determined he had warrants. During the struggle, he threw a bag of meth on the ground. He was found to have...More >>
  • Joplin PD Incident Spotlight (2/23)

    Joplin PD Incident Spotlight (2/23)

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:56 PM EST2018-02-23 19:56:06 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 11:04pm one of our detectives observed a vehicle stopped at 12th and Campbell Parkway, next to a sign that said no parking. The detective activated his red and blue lights and parked behind the van. The van began to roll forward slowly as the officer walked up to the driver’s window. The driver then put the van into reverse and backed into the front of the police car. Ultimately, the female driver was found to be very impaired by alcohol. Initial...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 11:04pm one of our detectives observed a vehicle stopped at 12th and Campbell Parkway, next to a sign that said no parking. The detective activated his red and blue lights and parked behind the van. The van began to roll forward slowly as the officer walked up to the driver’s window. The driver then put the van into reverse and backed into the front of the police car. Ultimately, the female driver was found to be very impaired by alcohol. Initial...More >>
  • Oronogo Drug and Weapons Violations

    Oronogo Drug and Weapons Violations

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:08 PM EST2018-02-23 19:08:47 GMT
    Kaleb AdamsKaleb Adams
    Kaleb AdamsKaleb Adams

    From the Oronogo Police Department: Search Warrant in Oronogo leads to multiple arrests. Oronogo, February 22, 2018        On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Oronogo Police Department assisted the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in serving a search warrant at 143 N. Davis St. in Oronogo, Missouri. Several arrests were made for drug and weapons violations. Stolen property from Joplin was also located i...

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    From the Oronogo Police Department: Search Warrant in Oronogo leads to multiple arrests. Oronogo, February 22, 2018        On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Oronogo Police Department assisted the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in serving a search warrant at 143 N. Davis St. in Oronogo, Missouri. Several arrests were made for drug and weapons violations. Stolen property from Joplin was also located i...

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  • Joplin PD Incident Spotlight

    Joplin PD Incident Spotlight

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:51 PM EST2018-02-22 23:51:38 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Today at 1:32pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 14th and Florida for improper plates. The driver was revoked and was placed under arrest. The male in the back seat gave a false name. The officer quickly determined the male didn’t have the appropriate tattoos he should have, if he was in fact the name he said he was. The male’s true identity was learned, and he was arrested for 16 misdemeanor warrants and 2 felony warrants. He was also arrested f...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Today at 1:32pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 14th and Florida for improper plates. The driver was revoked and was placed under arrest. The male in the back seat gave a false name. The officer quickly determined the male didn’t have the appropriate tattoos he should have, if he was in fact the name he said he was. The male’s true identity was learned, and he was arrested for 16 misdemeanor warrants and 2 felony warrants. He was also arrested f...More >>
  • Joplin PD Incident Spotlight

    Joplin PD Incident Spotlight

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-02-21 16:20:10 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 7:38pm officers attempted to contact a male at a residence at 117 South McKinley, across from Jefferson Elementary School, for a felony warrant from Stone County, Missouri for Hindering Prosecution. The male pulled his truck into the garage, ignored officers’ commands, went inside and slammed the garage door on officers in pursuit. The house was surrounded and commands were given from a loudspeaker for the male to exit, but he refused. Of...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 7:38pm officers attempted to contact a male at a residence at 117 South McKinley, across from Jefferson Elementary School, for a felony warrant from Stone County, Missouri for Hindering Prosecution. The male pulled his truck into the garage, ignored officers’ commands, went inside and slammed the garage door on officers in pursuit. The house was surrounded and commands were given from a loudspeaker for the male to exit, but he refused. Of...More >>
  • Pittsburg Drug Bust

    Pittsburg Drug Bust

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:31 PM EST2018-02-16 22:31:05 GMT

    Pittsburg Police have arrested two people in a drug bust.  Officers served a search warrant Friday morning (Feb 16) at a home on the 800 block of W. 1st Street.  The search warrant pertained to the possession of illegal drugs. Officers say they found several items they believed to be cocaine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia in the home, along with a handgun, which was determined to have been stolen from a different home in Pittsburg. A 28-year-old woman and 35-yea...

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    Pittsburg Police have arrested two people in a drug bust.  Officers served a search warrant Friday morning (Feb 16) at a home on the 800 block of W. 1st Street.  The search warrant pertained to the possession of illegal drugs. Officers say they found several items they believed to be cocaine, marijuana and drug related paraphernalia in the home, along with a handgun, which was determined to have been stolen from a different home in Pittsburg. A 28-year-old woman and 35-yea...

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  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/22/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/22/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/22/2017

    Friday, December 22 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-22 22:15:05 GMT
    Incident Spotlight This morning just before 5am we were called to McDonalds, 4436 S. 43 Highway, for two people passed out in a vehicle in the drive thru. Officers arrived and found a male driver and a female passenger passed out in a 1990 Honda Accord in the drive thru. The female had a spoon and syringe visible in her hand. The male had plastic baggies visible in his hand. Both woke up and discarded those items within the vehicle. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen ...More >>
    Incident Spotlight This morning just before 5am we were called to McDonalds, 4436 S. 43 Highway, for two people passed out in a vehicle in the drive thru. Officers arrived and found a male driver and a female passenger passed out in a 1990 Honda Accord in the drive thru. The female had a spoon and syringe visible in her hand. The male had plastic baggies visible in his hand. Both woke up and discarded those items within the vehicle. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen ...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/21/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/21/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/21/2017

    Thursday, December 21 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-12-22 00:36:12 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 6:42pm officers responded to the area of Cox and Hill for reported gunshots. Officers located spent shell casings in the roadway. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle approach, hearing the shots and seeing the vehicle speed away. No damage or injuries were reported.More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 6:42pm officers responded to the area of Cox and Hill for reported gunshots. Officers located spent shell casings in the roadway. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle approach, hearing the shots and seeing the vehicle speed away. No damage or injuries were reported.More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/20/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/20/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/20/2017

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-12-20 23:48:51 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday morning at 1:16am one of our officers was driving at 10th and Porter. He saw a male cross the road in front of him, taking a drink out of an open bottle of vodka. The officer contacted the male. The male began cursing the officer out and refusing to give him his name. The officer tried to control the male after he reached into his pockets, and both went to the ground. The suspect jumped up and began grabbing at the weapons on the officer's belt, and a fi...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday morning at 1:16am one of our officers was driving at 10th and Porter. He saw a male cross the road in front of him, taking a drink out of an open bottle of vodka. The officer contacted the male. The male began cursing the officer out and refusing to give him his name. The officer tried to control the male after he reached into his pockets, and both went to the ground. The suspect jumped up and began grabbing at the weapons on the officer's belt, and a fi...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/19/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/19/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/19/2017

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 6:26 PM EST2017-12-19 23:26:51 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Back on Thursday, 12-14-17, at 2:46pm one our officers responded to Buffalo Wild Wings, 1525 South Range Line, for a theft. A male and female came in and ate and had drinks and left without paying the $46.64 bill. Either during the dining or while dashing, the male's wallet was left behind on his seat. It contained his Missouri Driver's License which readily identified him. The 26 year old Webb City Male, who couldn't be immediately contacted, was mailed a summons ...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Back on Thursday, 12-14-17, at 2:46pm one our officers responded to Buffalo Wild Wings, 1525 South Range Line, for a theft. A male and female came in and ate and had drinks and left without paying the $46.64 bill. Either during the dining or while dashing, the male's wallet was left behind on his seat. It contained his Missouri Driver's License which readily identified him. The 26 year old Webb City Male, who couldn't be immediately contacted, was mailed a summons ...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/18/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/18/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/18/2017

    Monday, December 18 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-12-18 23:45:13 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 8:12pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 7th and Byers for lane use. The 40 year old female driver from Sarcoxie lied to the officer about where he saw her leaving, and then stuffed a box containing a glass pipe down into the passenger seat. The female had a second glass pipe and about 29 grams of meth (approximate $2,900 value) down the front of her pants. She was arrested for drug charges. The 4 year old child that was in the car was t...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Yesterday evening at 8:12pm one of our officers stopped a vehicle at 7th and Byers for lane use. The 40 year old female driver from Sarcoxie lied to the officer about where he saw her leaving, and then stuffed a box containing a glass pipe down into the passenger seat. The female had a second glass pipe and about 29 grams of meth (approximate $2,900 value) down the front of her pants. She was arrested for drug charges. The 4 year old child that was in the car was t...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/16/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/16/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/16/2017

    Monday, December 18 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-12-18 23:43:38 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Overnight, a neighboring law enforcement agency requested our assistance dealing with a suicidal male. The male had a knife to his throat, threatening to kill himself or force officers to kill him. There was also a female and small child in the home, and he refused to move away from the front door. Our officers were able to deploy “less lethal impact rounds,” allowing the man to be taken into custody with minor injuries, and nobody else hurt. He was ta...More >>
    Incident Spotlight Overnight, a neighboring law enforcement agency requested our assistance dealing with a suicidal male. The male had a knife to his throat, threatening to kill himself or force officers to kill him. There was also a female and small child in the home, and he refused to move away from the front door. Our officers were able to deploy “less lethal impact rounds,” allowing the man to be taken into custody with minor injuries, and nobody else hurt. He was ta...More >>
  • Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/15/2017

    Joplin Police Department Incident Spotlight - posted 12/15/2017

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-12-16 01:14:58 GMT
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 10:22pm a female called to report that she was at 4th and Main and a male ran into the intersection masturbating, and yelling for someone to call the police. An officer arrived and saw the male standing on the corner of the intersection, still masturbating. The officer told the 53 year old Joplin male to "stop," and the suspect charged at him before complying and being arrested for sexual misconduct.More >>
    Incident Spotlight Last night at 10:22pm a female called to report that she was at 4th and Main and a male ran into the intersection masturbating, and yelling for someone to call the police. An officer arrived and saw the male standing on the corner of the intersection, still masturbating. The officer told the 53 year old Joplin male to "stop," and the suspect charged at him before complying and being arrested for sexual misconduct.More >>
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