Quantcast

Officer of the Month - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department - KOAM TV 7

Officer of the Month - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

Officer of the Month - courtesy of the Joplin Police Department

Updated:

Officer of the Month
November 2017

Officer Jason Sandbothe named the officer of the month for numerous actions throughout the month.

On November 20th Officer Sandbothe observed suspicious activity near 403 N. Main (Casey’s General Store). Officer Sandbothe made contact with the subjects who entered the store and was able to clear several warrants. The female subject had an active warrant for her arrest and the male subject had two felony probation violation warrants for his arrest.

On November 26th Officer Sandbothe stopped a vehicle near 4th and Oak Avenue. The vehicle initially failed to yield and the occupants were acting suspicious. It was determined one of the occupants, Andrew Bieber, had provided a false name because he had a felony probation violation warrant for Burglary 2nd degree and a traffic warrant out of Duquesne PD. A search of the vehicle yielded a 9mm handgun with a loaded magazine under the front passenger seat. The occupant of that seat, Joshua Taft, was found to be a felon and arrested on the firearm charge. Another passenger, Kyle Wilkins, had a stolen ID on him and placed him under arrest. Because of Officer Sandbothe’s proactive policing, detectives were able to link Wilkins to an active theft investigation and later charged him with felony stealing.

On November 27th Officer Sandbothe stopped a vehicle near 2nd and Wall Avenue after finding the vehicle had a stolen license plate displayed on it. During this car stop, Officer Sandbothe arrested the driver for receiving stolen property and arrested the female passenger after illegal narcotics were located in the vehicle. During his investigation, Officer Sandbothe also located several checks and credit cards that did not belong to either occupant. He also located a book with Joplin residential trash pickup schedules and person identifying information for numerous individuals that included names, dates of birth, social security numbers, email passwords and bank account information. Because of his thorough investigation, charges were also sought for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device, Forgery, Trafficking in Stolen Identities and felony Stealing.

Officer Sandbothe is a dedicated police officer who is constantly searching for criminal behavior and is willing to go the extra mile during his investigations. Thank you Officer Sandbothe for your hard work and dedication to the Joplin Police Department and citizens of our community and congratulations on being awarded Officer of the Month for November of 2017.
Respectfully,

Matthew Stewart
Chief of Police

  • NewsMore>>

  • 4 State Lotto Fever

    4 State Lotto Fever

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:03:00 GMT

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>

    Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

    More >>
  • Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:34:02 GMT
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018Apartment fire in Joplin, MO in May 2018
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
    Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ...More >>
  • Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

    Friday, October 19 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-10-19 16:20:10 GMT
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    Ray Alfred GoldenRay Alfred Golden
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
    A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.