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November 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC November 2019
DWI 3
DWR/DWS/NO DL 0
SPEEDING 22
FAIL TO REGISTER 19
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 8
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 2
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 18
NO FRONT PLATE 2
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 4
OTHER HMV 2
OTHER NON HMV 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 87
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 13
TOTAL WARNINGS 74
CALLS FOR SERVICE November 2019
STEALING/THEFT 26
BURGLARY 10
PROPERTY DAMAGE 13
ASSAULT 11
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 45
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 6
HARASSMENT 3
ALARM 19
FIRES 7
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 13
TRESPASS 6
CIVIL MATTER 38
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 88
DEATH 3
MOTORIST ASSIST 7
911 HANG UP 17
CHECK WELL BEING 23
ANIMAL 23
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 24
MEDICAL 23
CHECK VEHICLE 36
CITIZEN CONCERN 71
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 7
MISCELLANEOUS 39
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 1
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 559
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 24
   

 

October 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC October 2019
DWI 5
DWR/DWS/NO DL 4
SPEEDING 44
FAIL TO REGISTER 25
LANE VIOLATION 18
FAIL TO STOP 13
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 1
C AND I DRIVING 1
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 21
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 0
OTHER HMV 5
OTHER NON HMV 5
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 134
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 22
TOTAL WARNINGS 92
CALLS FOR SERVICE October 2019
STEALING/THEFT 34
BURGLARY 9
PROPERTY DAMAGE 9
ASSAULT 11
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 39
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 5
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 2
ALARM 16
FIRES 8
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 20
TRESPASS 8
CIVIL MATTER 27
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 60
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 4
911 HANG UP 15
CHECK WELL BEING 23
ANIMAL 28
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 24
MEDICAL 8
CHECK VEHICLE 24
CITIZEN CONCERN 64
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 2
MISCELLANEOUS 55
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 9
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 496
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 25
   

 

Sheriff's Office and Local Police Departments to Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks on Halloween

NOTICE

Sex Offender Halloween Requirements

 

Dated: October 30, 2019

 

This letter is to notify you that any person who is required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 of the Missouri Revised Statutes shall be required on October thirty-first (Halloween) to comply with the following:

 

Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children. Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. unless required to be elsewhere for just cause, including but not limited to employment or medical emergencies. Post a sign at his or her residence stating “No candy or treats at his residence”. Leave all outside residential lighting off during the event.

 

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office along with police departments from Aurora, Marionville, Miller, Monett, Mount Vernon, Pierce City and Verona will be conducting compliance checks of registered offenders during this time. Violators will be subject to arrest and prosecution.

 

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 417-466-2131.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Brad A. DeLay

Sheriff

Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

Halloween is approaching, and we expect large groups of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. Please review these with your children before they begin their trick-or-treat adventure.

Fake swords, knives, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren't too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or flexible materials. Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.  Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant. Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child's vision, which can be dangerous when they are crossing streets and going up and down stairs. Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on the candy bags too.  Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, never alone, and preferably with adult supervision. Children should carry a cell phone for quick communication. Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind parked vehicles or shrubs. Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children will be trick-or-treating. Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go inside a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on. Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded. Children should not eat any treats until they get home and a parent or adult can examine them.  As an alternative of going door-to-door, parents can take their children to community-sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc.

 

 

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit https://www.safekids.org/halloween.

With a little preparation, communication and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. As always, dial 911 in case of an emergency.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Brad A. DeLay

Sheriff

 

 

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Sheriff's Office Looking for Information on Cold Case

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance to help solve a decades old mystery.  

In the late 1980's, some youth were playing in the woods (on FR 2210 between FR 1127 and FR1120, North of Verona, MO) when they came across a skull they believed to be human. 

It was disclosed to a parent who told the kids to throw it back where they'd found it... the skull was then tossed out in the weeds. 

The family that lived at the home subsequently & moved and many other families over the years lived in the area. 

We are hoping someone has knowledge or possession of a skull and they might not be 100% of the skulls origins and are willing to have theirs inspected.  

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Lt. Chris Berry at 417-466-2131 ext. 2328 or by email at cberry@lawrencecosheriff.com

 

 

 

September 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC September 2019
DWI 5
DWR/DWS/NO DL 1
SPEEDING 80
FAIL TO REGISTER 30
LANE VIOLATION 10
FAIL TO STOP 7
NO INSURANCE 6
NO SEAT BELT 2
C AND I DRIVING 0
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 12
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 0
WARRANT ARREST 2
OTHER HMV 10
OTHER NON HMV 13
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 152
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 13
TOTAL WARNINGS 151
CALLS FOR SERVICE September 2019
STEALING/THEFT 24
BURGLARY 10
PROPERTY DAMAGE 11
ASSAULT 11
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 32
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 6
ALARM 19
FIRES 8
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 13
TRESPASS 6
CIVIL MATTER 23
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 79
DEATH 2
MOTORIST ASSIST 0
911 HANG UP 25
CHECK WELL BEING 30
ANIMAL 23
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 35
MEDICAL 18
CHECK VEHICLE 23
CITIZEN CONCERN 79
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 4
MISCELLANEOUS 79
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 0
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 561
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 30
   

 

Things Getting Hairy at Sheriff's Office

Deputies and Employees of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will soon start to change, in looks that is.  Starting October 1, 2019 they will begin growing beards and/or dressing down.  The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has once again kicked off its annual internal fundraiser to support a county children's charity that provides Christmas gifts to those children in Lawrence County in need at Christmas time.

Under normal protocol, deputies must be clean shaven and in a standard class A or B uniform while on duty.  However, in an effort to raise money for the charity, they may pay a fine during the months of October, November and December to grow facial hair or chose an alternate uniform.

So if you see a "hairy" deputy or one that doesn't appear to be in a normal uniform, please be patient.  It's for a wonderful cause.  Come January 1, 2020 they will be back to "normal'.

Sheriff DeLay Receives Trust Award from Better Business Bureau

(Pictured are Stephanie Garland, director of the Springfield BBB, Sheriff DeLay and David Oliver, KOLR 10 news anchor.  Photo credit: Stephanie Michelle Photography.)

Wednesday September 25, 2019

Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay was honored at an awards luncheon at the Bass Pro White River Convention Center in Springfield on Wednesday September 25, 2019 hosted by the Springfield area Better Business Bureau.

Sheriff DeLay received the "Trust" award from the BBB after being nominated by Gene and Rose Ballay of Aurora.  After receiving the nomination, the finalists were narrowed down to four people and the winner was selected out of those final four.

The Trust Award honors a business or nonprofit leader whose honesty, integrity and transparency impact their community and make it a better place to live and do business. We are proud to celebrate leaders in our community who are positively impacting trust.

"There is probably no greater honor than to be honored as an elected official as being trusted by those you serve.  While I am truly humbled by this honor, this wasn't a result of what I do.  The credit should be given to the men and women who serve with me in this office who do their job every day and are the face of this office.  It is through their actions that we gain and build that trust."  said Sheriff DeLay.

 

The Springfield area BBB serves 26 counties in the southwest Missouri area.

Also in attendance at the luncheon were Gene and Rose Ballay of Aurora, Lt. Doug Bounous and Lt. Jon Ford.

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Indictment Issued on 30 Year Old Murder Case

Lawrence Timmons

An indictment for Murder was issued Friday September 6, 2019 from a Lawrence County Grand Jury on an approximately 30 year old cold case murder.

Lawrence Timmons, 65 of Pierce City, was already in the Lawrence County Jail on unrelated charges. 

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office re-opened the 30 year old cold case after being contacted by a private investigation firm who wished to assist with new information that they had received. 

After several months of on going investigations, information was turned over to the Lawrence County Prosecutor who presented the information to a Grand Jury.  After receiving the information, the Grand Jury issued the indictment on Timmons.

The murder case involved victim Cynthia Smith who was reported missing after last being seen at an establishment in Mt. Vernon in 1988.  Shortly thereafter her body was located in a rural Pierce City cemetery.

The investigation is still on going.

Timmons is still in custody in the Lawrence County Jail on a $250,000.00 bond and is awaiting his next court date.

 

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August 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC August 2019
DWI 2
DWR/DWS/NO DL 4
SPEEDING 101
FAIL TO REGISTER 34
LANE VIOLATION 17
FAIL TO STOP 9
NO INSURANCE 6
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 3
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 31
NO FRONT PLATE 14
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 6
OTHER HMV 6
OTHER NON HMV 19
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 234
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 13
TOTAL WARNINGS 113
CALLS FOR SERVICE August 2019
STEALING/THEFT 30
BURGLARY 8
PROPERTY DAMAGE 6
ASSAULT 7
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 52
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 0
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 11
ALARM 12
FIRES 10
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 25
TRESPASS 20
CIVIL MATTER 32
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 102
DEATH 5
MOTORIST ASSIST 14
911 HANG UP 31
CHECK WELL BEING 28
ANIMAL 27
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 26
MEDICAL 36
CHECK VEHICLE 23
CITIZEN CONCERN 52
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 10
MISCELLANEOUS 94
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 7
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 661
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 30
   

 

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