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December 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC December  2019
DWI 1
DWR/DWS/NO DL 4
SPEEDING 33
FAIL TO REGISTER 13
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 2
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 1
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 9
NO FRONT PLATE 3
INVESTIGATIVE 4
WARRANT ARREST 6
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 6
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 84
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 17
TOTAL WARNINGS 72
CALLS FOR SERVICE December 2019
STEALING/THEFT 20
BURGLARY 5
PROPERTY DAMAGE 10
ASSAULT 3
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 22
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 0
NARCOTICS 7
HARASSMENT 4
ALARM 20
FIRES 22
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 12
TRESPASS 4
CIVIL MATTER 30
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 83
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 11
911 HANG UP 22
CHECK WELL BEING 27
ANIMAL 17
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 25
MEDICAL 28
CHECK VEHICLE 23
CITIZEN CONCERN 69
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 3
MISCELLANEOUS 65
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 2
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 533
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 20
   

 

Sheriff's Office Releases 2019 Vehicle Stop Report

As required by Missouri law, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has submitted its' 2019 Vehicle Stop Report to the Missouri Attorney General. 

The report that was submitted is attached.

2019 Vehicle Stop Report

Missing Person Case Turns Into Homicide Investigation

A phone call to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office on December 1, 2019 to report a missing person has now been turned into a possible homicide case.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted by a family member regarding the possible disappearance of one of their relatives.  This family member had not heard from the victim for several weeks and contacted the Sheriff's Office on December 1, 2019 to file a missing persons report.

As detectives began the investigation, information was discovered regarding the victim including use of their vehicles and financial information that led detectives to conduct further investigations with the assistance of the Greene County Sheriff's Office because of possible ties to Greene County.

As those investigations progressed and persons of interests and witnesses were interviewed, information was obtained as to a possible location of human remains.

With the assistance of the Greene County Sheriff's Office crime scene and detective unit and the Newton County Sheriff's Office detective unit and dive team, what are believed to be human remains were located.

Those remains have been collected and sent to various locations for identification. 

At this time, two persons of interest are in custody at the Lawrence County Jail but no formal charges have been filed at the time of this press release.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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'.

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