Willow Springs Police Department

Citations
December 21
Mike Edward John Scranlin, Birch Tree, stealing
December 22
Michael Wayne Scarbrough, Willow Springs, operate motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility 
December 26
Michael Ray Clinton, Raymondville, assault
Brandy Lea Venn, West Plains, assault
Jonathan Jay Barnard, Pottersville, speeding 11-15 over
December 28
Elijah Jeffery Beers, Cameron, speeding 11-15 over
Philip Wade Dimarco, Willow Springs, driving while revoked or suspended, operate motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility
David William Spieker, Massena, Iowa., speeding 11-15 over
December 29
Kelby Dean Hutsler, West Plains, failure to register vehicle
Isaiah Ashton Deshazo, West Plains, speeding 11-15 over
December 30
Brylea Hope Parks, Jackson, speeding 11-15 over
January 1
Eric William Ely, Willow Springs, operate motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility
January 3
Joseph Raymond Chaffee, Roswell, Ga., speeding 11-15 over
 
Calls for Service
December 21
Sgt. Joby Hoopes received a report of shoplifting from Dollar General. He located the subject, issued a citation and trespassed them from the store.
Officer Ryan McGinnis assisted EMS with a medical call.
Officer McGinnis removed a deer from the roadway.
Officer Jake Cronin conducted security checks.
Officer Joe Barnhouse conducted security checks.
Officer Barnhouse assisted EMS with a medical call.
Officers received a call reporting someone looking into vehicle windows. They checked the area and found it clear. Officers continued to monitor the area. 
Officers issued 3 traffic warnings.
Officers spoke to seven individuals with information or assistance.
December 22
Officer Barnhouse took a report of missing fuel from a vehicle at Loves. The incident is under investigation.
Officer Cronin received found property discovered on Sunshine Drive. He entered it into the department lost and found.
Officer Cronin assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with a vehicle accident just outside city limits.
Officer Barnhouse received a report of fuel stolen from a vehicle. 
Officer Cronin received a report of a commercial business alarm. He found an employee set off the alarm.
Officer Paden Turnbull spoke with an individual regarding a safety concern. Additional patrol took place in the area through the night.
Officers issued four traffic warnings. 
December 23
While on routine patrol in the area of Industrial Drive, Officer Cronin observed a vehicle driving in a careless and imprudent manner. When Officer Cronin activated his emergency lights, the suspect vehicle fled before losing control of the vehicle and running off the road. Officer Cronin then took the suspect into custody without incident. Charges will be sent to the Howell County Prosecutor's office. 
Officer Cronin conducted area checks around town.
Officer Turnbull checked on a suspicious vehicle and found a driver just left work.  
Officer Turnbull conducted a security check on a vehicle parked at the football field. He advised the occupants to leave the area.
Officer Turnbull conducted area checks around town.
Officers issued four traffic warnings. 
Officers assisted two individuals with information. 
December 24
Officers Hocking and Barnhouse were approached by an individual at Loves Truck stop stating they needed help. Speaking with the individual they found them showing signs of a possible mental crisis. Officers located a family member, who stated the individual had several episodes throughout the day. Officers reunited the two and the individual began to assault the other and attempted to harm themselves. The individual physically resisted officers who took her for a mental evaluation. There are no pending charges.
Officer Cronin received a request for a wellbeing check. The individual requested EMS assistance. 
Officers McGinnis and Stuble conducted area safety checks around town.
Officers issued four traffic warnings and assisted two individuals with information.
December 25
Officers Hocking and Barnhouse received a call of a 19-year-old individual who left a residence on North Pine St. driving in an intoxicated state. A subsequent traffic stop lead to the arrest of the individual for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle without a license, unlawful possession of a weapon, and minor in possession. Charges will be sent to Howell County Prosecutor.
Officer Hocking responded to a wellbeing check. Individuals at the residence were intoxicated and arguing. Due to not having a driver’s license, officers took one individual to the hotel, instructing both on the 12-hour separation rule.
Officers McGinnis and Stuble conducted area safety checks around town.
Officers issued five traffic warnings. 
December 26
Chief Ellison and Officers Hocking and Barnhouse responded to the parking lot of Subway for a report of a physical altercation between. Officers contacted the individuals, and both parties were placed under arrest for assault. 
Officers Hocking and Barnhouse responded to a report of a fire on East Third Street. They found a debris fire and spoke with the owner.
Chief Wes Ellison received an invitation from Willow Care to lunch for National Officer Appreciation Day on January 9. 
Officers Hocking and Barnhouse responded to a report of a suicidal subject on Park Street. They did not locate the individual.
Officers McGinnis and Stuble conducted area safety checks around town.
Officer McGinnis removed a deer from the roadway.
Officers McGinnis and Struble responded to a request for a wellbeing check of an individual with a head wound. Another subject advised the individual to be highly intoxicated and the wound a result of taking vehicle keys from them. 
Officers issued three traffic warnings and assisted three individuals with information.
December 27
Officers Barnhouse and Hocking contacted a subject at Snappy Mart who had an active felony warrant. When Officers made contact with the subject, he fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, officers took the subject into custody without incident. 
Officer Hocking assisted a motorist with a disabled vehicle.
While conducting area checks on South Harris, officers discovered a subject with an active warrant who then fled the scene. Officers detained the subject and released them to Howell County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Hocking received a report of an assault. The report will be forwarded to the investigator. 
Officers McGinnis and Stuble conducted area safety checks around town.
Officers issued four traffic warnings and assisted five individuals with information. 
December 29
Sgt. Hoopes received a report of a theft of a cell phone.
Officers Cronin and Turnbull conducted area security checks around town.
Officers issued four traffic warnings and assisted seven individuals with information.
December 30
Sgt. Hoopes responded to Snappy Mart for a private property motor vehicle accident. 
Officer Cronin responded to business alarm on East Main. He found the building secure.
Officer Turnbull received notice of a suspicious individual on Corn Ave. Officers conducted extra patrol of the area.
Officers conducted a wellbeing check on an individual and found them fine.
Officers Cronin and Turnbull conducted area security checks around town.
Officers took several calls regarding a loud boom sound in the area. They suspected a sonic boom occurred.
Officer Turnbull checked on a vehicle parked on DD highway. The occupants only stopped momentarily.
Officers issued three traffic warnings.
December 31
Officers Cronin and Turnbull conducted area security checks around town.
Officers responded to Park Street for a report of juveniles vandalizing mailboxes. They searched the area and found no damage to mail boxes. 
Officers issued ten traffic warnings.
January 1
Officer McGinnis received a request from Howell County Sheriff’s Office to make contact with a juvenile’s mother.
Officer McGinnis took a report of two missing individuals.
Officers McGinnis and Stuble conducted area safety checks around town.
Officers issued seven traffic warnings and assisted four individuals with information.
January 2
Officer McGinnis assisted EMS with a medical call.
Officer Hocking received a theft report.
Officer Hocking assisted in giving a juvenile a ride home.
Officers additionally assisted six individuals with information.
January 3
Officer Turnbull conducted security checks around town.
Officers additional spoke to six individuals with information.
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