West Plains Police Department

April 12
Joseph Beard, 39, failure to appear (two counts)
Jesse Allen Welker, failure to appear
Destiny Juliana Perez, 24, license required
Frank Andrew Dolezal, 67, assault- fourth degree, domestic assault - fourth degree, resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop, trespass - first degree 
Eligah James Talbert, 23, assault-third degree, resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony 
April 13
Jon Dalton Watson, 30, driving while intoxicated
Ricky W Brewer, 46, failure to appear (five counts)
Brayden Wayne Skaggs, 20, failure to appear
April 14
Justin Edward Fletcher, 39, failure to appear
April 15
Tyler Chad Jewell, 19, failure to appear
Calls for Service
April 10
Officer Barrett responded to Washington Avenue for an individual stating a neighbor’s dog came into their yard and attacked their dog. Officer Barrett made contact with the owner of the dog located on Jefferson Avenue and issued a citation for running at large.
Officer Joel Lovelace responded to Highway 63 for a report of a stolen catalytic converter. The investigation is ongoing.
Officer Jacob Brixey took a report of a stolen handgun.
Officer Brent Keepes took a report from Washington Ave of a stolen bicycle. 
April 11
Officer Martin took a report of an assault that happened April 10. Charges are being sought.
Officer Brixey responded to a call of a hit and run accident on N Kentucky. The suspect vehicle returned to the scene and Officer Brixey issued a citation.
Officer Martin responded to West Third Street for an upset juvenile wishing to leave home. Investigation found an assault occurred. A juvenile referral will be completed.
April 12
Officer Connor Burnes responded to a report of harassment. The suspect made statements of threats against the victim. The case will be forwarded to the West Plains Municipal Prosecutor. 
Officer Burnes received a report of a juvenile problem. He found a juvenile in possession of a nicotine vaper product. This case will be forwarded to the Juvenile Court. 
Officers responded to Snider’s BBQ Restaurant for a male assaulting an employee. Investigation found two employees were assaulted by an individual. Employees trespassed the individual, who returned to the restaurant. The individual resisted while being taken into custody. He will be held on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges. 
Officer Brixey responded to Pine Street for a report of an accidental overdose. The individual regained consciousness and refused treatment.
Officer Burnes took a report of an individual in possession of marijuana gave it to a juvenile. This case is still under investigation.
Officer Brixey responded to Porter Wagoner for a report of an assault. He identified a suspect and charges will be forwarded to the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Officers responded to Broadway in reference to a physical altercation. Investigation found a subject assaulted another, causing injuries. Once officers attempted to arrest the aggressive suspect, they resisted causing injury to an officer. The suspect will be placed on a 24-hour hold pending numerous charges. 
Sgt. Colter Reid responded to Katherine Drive for an altercation. None of the individuals wished to pursue charges. 
April 13
Sgt. Joshua Wichowski responded to South Howell Avenue for a report of a suicidal individual attempting to overdose. They placed the individual on a 96-hour hold for mental evaluation. 
Cpl. Micah McKemie took a report of stealing. Due to lack of evidence, the case will be closed.
While on routine patrol, Officer Burnes received a report of a hit-and run accident. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to the intersection of Garrett and Hazel Streets for a report of a leaving the scene traffic crash. Officers located a stop sign, utility pole, and a fence with heavy damage. The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival. This case is still under investigation. 
April 14
Officer Stephens took a report of a vehicle struck by a golf ball while traveling on US Hwy 63 near Fifth Street.
Officer Martin responded to Holiday Lane for a report of possible elder abuse. Investigation found no abuse or neglect to the individual. 
West Plains Fire and Police Departments responded to the area of Hynes and Poplar Streets in reference to a shed being on fire. The investigation into the fire is currently inactive.
April 15
Sgt. Wichowski responded to a residence on East Main Street for a report of a disturbance in which an assault had taken place. Further investigation determined a neighbor assaulted an individual destroyed a phone during the process. Formal charges will be pending through the West Plains Municipal Prosecutor's Office.  
Sgt. Wichowski took a report of a verbal domestic from Kody Street.
Officer Heuchelin took a report of stealing from Fifth Street.
Officer Martin took a report of harassment. Charges are being sought.
Officers responded to a residence on Lambert Lane for a report of a suicidal individual. Due to information received an investigation is ongoing.
April 16
Cpl. Stuart located an unsecured door on a business along US 63. There does not appear to be any foul play involved in this matter and the investigation is closed.
Officers responded to Missouri Avenue for a domestic disturbance. Both parties alleged that they were assaulted but had no injuries and refused to comply with the filing of charges for the incident. This case is closed due to an uncooperative victim.  
Officers responded to West Fifth Street for a report of a well-being check. Investigation found the individual to be deceased. 
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