Willow Springs Police Department
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:17am admin
James Ross, Harrisburg, N.C., failure to stop at stop sign
Michael Fitzgerald, Clarksville, Tenn., exceeded the posted speed limit by 11 to 15 mph
David Crabtree, Poplar Bluff, exceeded the posted speed limit by 11 to 15 mph
David Little, Summersville, failure to stop at stop sign
Lakin Harlan, West Plains, exceed the posted speed limit by 11 to 15 mph
Crystal Revels, Willow Springs, exceeded the posted speed limit by 1 to 5 mph
Dylan Wilkerson, West Plains, failure to register motor vehicle
Christian Denton, Willow Springs, failure to register motor vehicle and operated a vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility
Yevette Sexton, Willow Springs, animal license violation
Calls for Service
Assistant Chief Wes Ellison responded to a 911 call at Mercy Clinic. It was an accidental call. Everyone was fine.
Officer Ben Bishop responded to a residence on State Route 76 to assist a woman who had concerns about her boyfriend’s behavior. No action was taken.
Animal Control Officer David Hocking responded to a residence on North Grand St. over an ongoing animal control issue between two parties.
Officer Bishop took a call from a woman who was coming to the area to retrieve some items from a residence, but was afraid of interacting with her ex-boyfriend.
Officer Bishop and Officer Jim Hedlesten were dispatched to an address on North Pine St. for a report of a suicidal female wearing black scrubs with a blue top. The officers arrived on scene with EMS, but the woman refused to be transported for treatment.
Officer Paden Turnbull responded to a 911 hang-up call on West High St. No one answered at the residence, but nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
Sergeant Mike Huffman responded to a report of a suspicious male wearing a black coat with bushy black hair looking at houses near Park Pine. No subject matching that description was present in the location.
Officer John Thomas notified a homeowner’s relative after receiving a report of an open door at a residence on Holloway Dr.
Sgt. Huffman and Officer Thomas both responded to a report of a disturbance on Fourth St. Two subjects were yelling at each other in the front yard. One man was asked to leave the area. No further action was required.
Sgt. Huffman assisted Troop G in attempting to locate a blue Oldsmobile in regard to a parental kidnapping. The vehicle was not located.
Howell County Sheriff’s Office contacted the station regarding a suicidal male on County Road 3580. Officer Turnbull responded and assisted Sheriff’s deputies with the subject, who was transported to a hospital in West Plains for treatment.
Sgt. Huffman placed a tow sticker on a van abandoned on the roadside.
A reporting party on Belshe Ave. called the station to report the presence of campaign signs when there is an ordinance about the timely removal of such signage. Sgt. Huffman responded to the reported location and was unable to locate any campaign signs, but did observe a neighbor with a MAGA flag flying from the porch. No further action was taken.
Officer Thomas investigated an abandoned silver Honda on North Industrial Dr.
Animal Control Officer Hocking was unable to make contact with a resident on East Short for whom he had written a citation.
A reporting party called about a mother who had come to pick up a child from a therapy appointment on Springfield Rd. The mother smelled badly of marijuana and did not put the child in a car seat. Asst. Chief Ellison responded.
Sgt. Huffman made contact with a careless and imprudent driver at Tractor Supply.
Officer Thomas assisted a stalled semi just west of Loves Truck Stop on the highway.
Officer Dustin Smith spoke to a man who reported he accepted a ride from a man in a dark colored pickup truck to Snappy Mart. While the reporting party was inside, the unknown driver left with the man’s phone and leather-bound notebook inside.
Asst. Chief Ellison responded to a peace disturbance on Industrial Dr. A man was belligerent about a missing sign, and the property owner asked that the subject be trespassed.
A subject hanging out at MUNCH made the volunteers there concerned. The subject stated he had just been released from Howell County Jail and was trying to get to Illinois.
Animal Control Officer Hocking received a report of a brown dog acting aggressively at a location on Business Highway 60/63.
Sgt. Huffman responded to a report of visible campaign signs on Pine St. The officer did not locate any campaign signs.
Animal Control Officer reported to an address on E. Short St. to placard a residence as unfit for habitation because several complaints had been received about a generator running at night. The subject present argued that he only ran the generator to work at night, but he was warned against doing so.
Sgt. Huffman responded to a report of a verbal domestic disturbance in progress at a residence on State Route 76. A woman on scene requested that officers stand by while she retrieved her items from a residence.
Officer Thomas reported to a residence on Short St. to tell a subject to turn off a generator.
Animal Control Officer Hocking responded to a report of a dog running at large on Bray Dr.
Officer Thomas investigated a report of individuals squatting in vacant homes near Spencer Ln.
The department received a call from Dollar General regarding a man traveling on foot to the west on Main St. pushing a grocery cart that appeared to belong to the store. Officer Thomas made contact with the subject, who had medical issues, and gave him a courtesy ride. The cart was returned to the store.