Willow Springs Police Department

Incidents
August 22
Officer Ben Bishop  conducted a traffic stop on an ATV with no rear lighting on Sunshine Ave.  One woman was arrested, booked, and then released with two citations.
August 27
Officer John Thomas took a report of funds being transferred to another account without the consent of the account owner.  The investigation is ongoing.
 
 
Citations
August 20
Steven D Leake, Memphis, Tenn., exceeded posted speed limit
Marvin L Elliott, Mcomb, Mo., exceeded posted speed limit
August 21
Gregory L Williams, Montour, Iowa, exceeded posted speed limit
Robert Paul Adelsberger, Peace Valley, Mo., exceeded posted speed limit
August 22
Aleisha Keyann Dooley, Strafford, Mo., failure to register vehicle
Austin Robert Briscoe, Ava, failure to maintain financial responsibility
Danielle Marie Mullins, Pomona, failure to register vehicle
Candice Marie Dickman, Willow Springs, operating ATV on highway/street and driving while suspended/revoked
August 23
Chyanne M White, Willow Springs, exceeded posted speed limit
David E Alexander, Kevil, Ky., exceeded posted speed limit
Brooke A Gatewood, Memphis, Tenn.,exceeded posted speed limit
August 26
Stephen L Shoup, Willow Springs, no valid license
 
 
Calls for Service
August 20
The police department conducted a building security check at the golf course. 
The police department conducted a building security check at Booster Field.
Police officers responded to a domestic dispute between a teenaged boy and his mother at the Willow Springs Apartments on State Route 76.  The officers spoke with both parties, and they calmed down and went inside.
A reporting party requested extra patrols around his house.  He stated that an unlicensed individual kept driving by. He further stated that he had made a previous report regarding this same individual. Officers performed extra patrols in the area.  
A police officer provided support for the Howell County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop at the Love’s Truck Stop.
August 21
A man carrying a sword in a sheath flagged down a police officer traveling westbound on Main Street in front of Ferguson Drug Store.  The man informed the officer that someone had been banging on his house windows and attacked his dogs.  The man had filed a report already and was out looking for the person.  The police officer instructed the man to go home, and that the officer would perform extra patrols past the man’s home.  After several passes on the street and surrounding blocks, the officer did not find any suspicious individuals.
The police department conducted a building security check at the golf course. 
The police department conducted a building security check at Booster Field.
A police officer responded to a report of a broken street lamp globe on E. Main St. The globe had fallen and broke in front of the Star Theatre.  The street department was notified.
A police officer was dispatched to the Casey’s General Store for a report of a suspicious vehicle. A white truck pulling a cargo trailer had made two stops at the Casey’s and never made any type of transaction.  The police officer spoke with the driver who was a U.S. Cellular employee meeting with his associate to swap equipment for a tower job in Willow Springs.
August 22
A police officer was dispatched to a residence for a report of a woman yelling at her neighbors.  The officer spoke with a woman, who was standing on her porch. She stated she was intoxicated.  The officer instructed the woman to go inside and warned her she would be cited if officers had to respond again within the next twelve hours.  
The police department conducted a building security check at the golf course. 
The police department conducted a building security check at Booster Field. 
A police officer responded to a disturbance at a residence on Park St.  An elderly woman was upset and informed the officer that her neighbor was stealing from her on a daily basis.  The woman requested extra patrols in her area. 
A police officer was dispatched to Spencer Ln for a report of a large fire.  When the officer arrived on Spencer Ln, he was unable to locate a fire.  
August 23
The police department conducted a building security check at Booster Field.
Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a white van with dark windows sitting in a parking lot. The officers found a white van in the parking lot, which belongs to an employee.
A police officer spoke to an older woman who was wandering around. She stated she was looking for somewhere to live. 
A reporting party requested the police to remove a woman from the Dollar General.  Officers responded, and the woman left the property.  
A police officer responded to the report of a fire on Park St. causing a noxious odor.  The resident was trying to burn some unwanted items, and the responding officer advised the resident to stop burning the items.  
A police officer assisted the paramedics at the Love’s Travel Stop for an individual who had fallen.
August 24
A police officer was driving down East Main St. when he was flagged down by a man.  The man asked if the officer had a phone number for the West Plains regional animal shelter, and further explained that his dogs were being attacked at night by people.  The man didn’t know what to do, and the officer explained he needed to make a statement for a report.  
August 25
A police officer assisted the Willow Springs Ambulance with a truck driver who was having back pain and blood pressure issues near the Harris westbound ramp off of the US 60 Highway.
The police department responded to the scene of a reported prowler.
August 26
Animal control followed up on the report of too many animals per city ordinance from August 13.  All of the chickens were taken out to a friend’s farm, and they will bring only 12 back once they have the fence built. The number of dogs is now compliant, but the resident was reminded to get his current dogs registered. 
Animal Control went to the Willow Springs Apartments on State Route 76 for a report of two gray pitbulls tied to a tree all night.  A woman and the manager came out to speak with the officer.  The woman admitted they were hers, but was not sure how they had gotten out or tied to a tree.  The manager informed the woman that the dogs are not allowed in the apartments, and they needed to be removed immediately.  Animal Control informed them to call again if the manager had any more issues with the dogs or if they were not removed from the property. 
August 27
911 dispatched a police officer to an apartment on State Route 76 for a report of suspicious activity.  The police officer spoke with a woman who stated she saw a shadow move by her window at least two times.  The officer searched the property but was not able to find anything suspicious.
A police officer assisted a motorist attempting to push their gray minivan out of the way as it had stalled in the Snappy Mark parking lot.  The owner notified the Snappy Mart attendee that the vehicle would be left overnight. 
The police department conducted a building security check at Booster Field.

Howell County News

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Willow Springs, MO 65793
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