West Plains Police Department

January 15
Hunter James Wheat, 19, fraudulently attempting to obtain controlled substance, resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony 
Amanda Leora Hall, 39, license required
January 16
Shawnna Lynn Wade, 42, fugitive from out state - felony 
January 17
Jamie Lee Adams, 45, violation of order of protection for adult - 1st offense 
January 18
Stephanie Dawn Smith, 31, court ordered commitment
January 19
Justice Blake Martin, 19, failure to appear
January 20
Derick Blake Runnels, 23, failure to appear (three counts)
Wendell Edward Harris, 39, license required
Lucas Steven Haynes, 20, failure to appear
Caleb Lane Bridgewater, 21, fugitive from out state - felony 
Alison Rose Woodruff, 27, failure to appear (three counts)
January 21
Mikayla Rose Hewitt, 22, failure to appear (five counts)
Sarah M Hines, 27, license required
Victor Dunn, 34, disorderly conduct, fail to obey lawful order, resisting arrest 
Delsa Dawn Watson, 43, assault, disorderly conduct, fail to obey lawful order, resisting arrest, stealing/larceny/theft 
Calls for Service
January 14
Officer Daiman Meyer conducted a traffic stop on Gibson Avenue. Investigation learned the passengers to be below the legal drinking age of 21 years old, and showing signs of intoxicated. Officers arrested the individuals and transported them to the West Plains Police Department Jail. 
Officers made four arrests for driving without a license.
Officers responded to McFarland in reference to a sex crime. Investigation led to the arrest of a male pending formal charges for enticement of a child under the age of 15. 
January 15
Officer Deshazo responded to Preacher Roe Blvd. for a report of a verbal domestic. 
Officers made 4 arrests for driving without a license.
Officer Jacob Brixey responded to Webster. Officers found a juvenile deceased, and the case is currently open, pending further investigation from the West Plains Investigative Division. 
January 16
Officer Deshazo responded to Lanton Road for a report of a runaway juvenile. Officers later found the juvenile and returned them to the residence. This report will be forwarded to the juvenile division for review. 
Officer Whitley Clark spoke to an individual regarding theft from their bank account. This case is open and will be forwarded to the detectives for further investigation. 
Officer Clark received a report of a report of child molestation. This case is open and will be forwarded to the detectives for further investigation. 
Officer Connor Burnes responded to a report of property damage located on 7th Street. The reporting party said someone had damaged her door. This case is still under investigation. 
Officer Ivie Powell took a lost wallet report.
Officer Brent Keepes responded to a domestic altercation at a residence on Burke Avenue. Interviews learned a verbal argument occurred between a couple in a romantic relationship. Both parties separated no charges will be sought. 
Officer Robert Shell responded to Davidson St. for a well-being check on a possible overdose. Once subject went to Ozark Health Care and placed on a 96-hour evaluation. 
January 17
Officer Clark took a report of a domestic assault. This case is considered open for further investigation. 
Officer Clark responded to Lasswell regarding an assault that occurred. A juvenile referral and probable cause statement will be forwarded to the Howell County Juvenile Office for Domestic Assault 3rd and Out of Control Juvenile. This case is considered closed. 
Officer Keepes responded to a residence on Burgoyne Drive for a well-being check on an individual due to a potential court order violation. After interviews and an investigation officers took a subject into custody and placed them on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges for Violation of a Protection Order. 
January 18
While conducting routine business checks. Sgt. Wichowski discovered an open door at a business in the area of Chestnut Bend. He cleared the business and found to be unoccupied and secured the building.
The Southwest MO Cyber Crimes Task Force received a Cyber Tip Report from the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), indicating that Google had observed files depicting child sexual abuse material on their servers. The suspect is identified as residing in the West Plains, Howell County, Missouri area. The investigation is on-going.
Officer Keepes responded to Missouri for violation of Order of Protection. Officers could not locate the suspect and a Probable Cause Statement will be forwarded to the Howell County Prosecutor's Office. 
Officer Jerry Mingus responded to Preacher Roe for a stealing report. He observed a subject on security video taking items and not paying. 
Officers responded to the area of Porter Wagoner and 7th Street regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash. EMS transported one individual to the hospital to be treated for injuries. Further investigation will be conducted. 
Officer Keepes responded to E Maple for a domestic altercation between two brothers. Interviews learned the two did engage in an altercation, but no injuries occurred. No charges are being sought both parties separated.
January 19
Officer Burnes responded to a sexual offense that took place on Linda. The reporting party said a juvenile reported taking and sending explicit images to another juvenile. This case is still under investigation.  
Officer Powell responded to Davis Drive in reference to a theft report. This matter remains open and under investigation. 
Cpl. Micah McKemie completed a report regarding sexual abuse that occurred on Lanton Road. This case is under investigation. 
The Douglas County Sheriff Department requested digital forensics be conducted on a cellular device as part of an on-going investigation within their jurisdiction. Officers completed the process and provided the device and forensic report to the case agent. 
Officer Keepes responded to a residence on 1st street for an individual wanting to wanting to harm themselves and others. Interviews learned multiple people inside the residence had a verbal argument. Two people were transported to the ER for 96-hour hold. No charges will be sought, and all parties separated for the night. 
January 20
Sgt. Wichowski responded to the area of Saint Louis Street and Myrtle Street in reference to an agency assist. He assisted Howell County Sheriff's Office Deputies in attempting to locate a suspect after a vehicle pursuit. 
Officer Shell responded to Preacher Roe Blvd. for a call of trespassing. Officers contacted two subjects and issued summons. 
Officer Meyer responded to West Leyda Street for a report of an active domestic. He located the suspect and released them to a Juvenile Officer for a formal 24-hour hold. This case will be referred to the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office for review. 
January 21
Officer Meyer responded to South Hill Street for a report of an active disturbance. Investigation learned a subject destroyed the victim's property.  He released the suspect with citations.
Officer Shell received a report of an unruly teenager. Charges will be forwarded to the Howell County Juvenile Office. 
Officers responded to the Parkway Shopping Center in reference to a confrontational individual. They transported the individual to Ozarks Healthcare for a 96-hour mental health evaluation. 
Officers responded to Preacher Roe in reference to missing juvenile. Upon arrival Officers located the children at home and a parent suffering from mental illness. Officers also located stolen merchandise with the individual and placed them under arrest for stealing. The individual resisted arrest, gaining additional charges.
Officer Martin took a report of harassment.  
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