Sheriff's report: Jan. 29 - Feb. 5, 2018

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Jan. 29

3:44 a.m. – Medical: 84-year-old female fell. Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient transported to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.

9:33 a.m. – Suspicious vehicle: a car has been parked near Deb & Lou’s Café on the Gainesville square for two days with someone sleeping in it. Handled by OCSD officer. Vehicle’s battery is dead; it should be moved in a couple of hours.

9:45 a.m. – Trailer house on fire on County Road 346.  Caulfield Volunteer Fire Department responded with mutual aid from Tecumseh and Bakersfield VFDs. Red Cross and Howell-Oregon Electric also dispatched.

10:14 a.m. – Medical: well-being requested check on homeowner. OCA responded. Patient transported to OMC.

10:30 a.m. – Caller reported a stolen gun. OCSD took report.

3:41 p.m. – Unspecified medical. OCA responded. Patient was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. 

3:49 p.m. – Suspicious vehicle reported on County Road 578: teal-colored Alumina; driver is hiding. OCSD responded; unable to locate.

9:44 p.m. – Caller said a man dressed in camo came onto her front porch but  left before she could find out what he wanted. OCSD responded; checked OK.

9:45 p.m. – Stop sign was reported to be lying in middle of roadway at Highway 5 north and County Road 833; unsure if vehicle is nearby that hit it. OCSD rendered assistance; officer did not find a stop sign down in the area but did see a litter pick-up sign that is not in roadway.

10:44 p.m. – Medical: 43-year-old female is experiencing dizziness and is unable to speak. OCA and Lick Creek VFD responded. Patient was transported to BRMC.


Jan. 30

1:03 a.m. – Medical: 52-year-old female has infected leg wound. Patient was transported to BRMC.

12:10 p.m. – Tree was reported across power line south of W Highway. Fire at that site is out, but another fire at Highways W and 5 south has been sparked by power line. Timber Knob VFD responded with Pontiac and Gainesville VFDs in mutual aid.

12:45 p.m. – Prisoner transport: Hanna Schaum, Stone County Jail.

1:04 p.m. – Suspicious person reported at Ozark Plaza Motel on Highway 160: 5’2” male, 100 pounds, asking owner if he knew anybody who sold drugs. Man was driving red car with “Mopar” on the side. No front plates on the vehicle. Subject arrested.

5:10 p.m. – Well-being / security check requested on County Road 850. OCSD responded. Unable to locate. Officer is going to check for subject’s vehicle at another residence on the same road. 

6:20 p.m. – Verbal domestic reported; caller said father without custody took off with child. 

7:13 p.m. – Runaway teen from Pulaski County, Kentucky, reported at Gainesville High School. OCSD rendered assistance. 

Jan. 31

5:53 a.m. – Reporting party said a male subject came to his house on Highway 181, beating on the door, yelling and screaming and threatening to burn down the house. OCSD officer spoke with reporting party in OCSD lobby. No report filed.

8:14 a.m. – Grass fire reported at Highways V and 160. Caulfield VFD responded.

9:23 a.m. – Stealing reported at Rockbridge. OCSD  took report.

11:16 a.m. –  Caller reported a man slumped over the wheel of a green tractor on Highway 95 by Brixey-Rockbridge VFD firehouse. Brixey Rock-bridge VFD responded; man was fine with no problems.

12:45 p.m. – Well-being/ security check requested on subject on Pioneer Lane. Handled by OCSD officer; person is fine, no problems.

1:05 p.m. – Caller reported a deer with broken shoulder just north of Bryant Plastics. OCSD rendered assistance.

1:19 p.m. – Fire reported on Ronnie Wells Place. Tecumseh VFD responded,  mutual aid with Bakersfield VFD.

1:56 p.m. – Medical: 76-year-old female needs to go to BRMC. Patient transported.

2:49 p.m. – 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier being towed from Westridge Apartments. OCSD rendered assistance.

2:55 p.m. – Medical: 75-year-old female is breathing but unresponsive. OCA and Theodosia Area VFD responded. Patient transported to BRMC.

8:01 p.m. – Medical: 12-year-old has severe stomach pain. OCA responded. Patient transported to BRMC.

8:02 p.m. – 96-hour mental evaluation needed; OCSD rendered assistance. Patient transported to OMC.

8:47 p.m. – Juvenile needs to be removed from residence. OCSD responded; handled by officer.

8:47 p.m. – Reporting party would like officer present while items are retrieved from storage unit in Theodosia. Handled by OCSD officer.

10:41 p.m. – Medical: 66-year-old male has severe head pain; he will go out and unlock gate for responders. OCA and Bakersfield VFD responded. Patient transported to OMC.


Feb. 1

10:38 a.m. – Subject says someone is stealing his mail on El Camino Drive. OCSD tried to call subject on phone.

11:28 a.m. – Subject in Isabella reported an incident of fraud. OCSD took report.

2:21 p.m. – Min Pin dog went missing last night. Wanted it on record in case found.

2:43 p.m. – Several head of cows, different colors, found near Missouri-Arkansas border.

9:49 p.m. – Reporting party’s neighbor is making loud noises on Hillside Drive. OCSD responded; citation issued. Officer reported to location at 11:02 p.m. Court date set for April 10.


Feb. 2

12:17 a.m. – Medical: 71-year-old female with congestive heart failure is having trouble breathing. OCA and Air Evac responded. Patient was transported via air.

4:02 a.m. – White Chevy car is partway in highway on west side of Cloud 9 Ranch Drive. Two people, unknown injuries. OCSD, Caulfield VFD, MSHP and Duke’s Towing dispatched. 

7:09 a.m. – Medical: blood draw requested by MSHP. 

7:17 a.m. – Lift assistance needed for female. Theodosia Area VFD responded. 

7:57 a.m. – Person who has been evicted for several months is on caller’s front porch, knocking on door. Handled by OCSD officer. Reporting party called back and said everything is OK.

11:44 a.m. – Medical: Person needs to transfer back to Gainesville Health Care Center. OCA responded.

2:03 p.m. – Caller hit deer with 2006 Jeep Liberty, causing damage to front bumper, grill,  headlight and turn signal. Wanted it on record for insurance.

4:52 p.m. – Fire: Reporting party said her cabin burned to the ground at Tecumseh. OCSD faxed a statement to the person; she will fill it out and get photos and talk to OCSD officer.

5:04 p.m. – Mailbox reported as damaged/vandalized on Kara Lane. Civil advised.

7:26 p.m. – Deer has been hit and is lying in middle of highway west of Miller’s Store. Handled by OCSD officer.

8:27 p.m. – Careless and imprudent driver reported on J Highway. OCSD responded; unable to locate.

10:48 p.m. – Caller notified OCSD of fraudulent telephone scam involving sending money to Orlando, Florida. Handled by OCSD officer.

11:45 p.m. – Disturbance: 23-year-old female in Tecumseh is intoxicated, throwing objects and hitting people, may have possible alcohol poisoning. OCSD, OCA responded. Patient was transported to OMC.


Feb. 3

1:45 a.m. – Caller said a U-Haul is backed up near a vacation house on HH Highway and the driver of the vehicle, which has no tags, is acting suspicious. OCSD responded.  Checked OK.

4:55 a.m. – Fire reported in woods near County Road 593. Bakersfield and Tecumseh VFDs responded. Controlled at 7:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – Person at a Theodosia business said a male subject came into the store after being banned several months ago. Subject is asking to be able to return. Manager of business says the subject is not to return; manager would like a deputy to explain that to the person. OCSD rendered assistance.

10:28 a.m. – Caller has lost a red-and-white-faced heifer in the area of Sudburry Lane. Referred to MSHP.

1:10 pm. – Caller said someone has left keys in their post office box and wanted to be sure they got back to their owner. Officer collected the keys; they will be held until someone claims them or owner is contacted. Message was left for keys’ owner.

2:47 p.m. – Caller said someone has attempted to break into his house on County Road 605. Report taken.

5:14 p.m. – Caller said his neighbor broke into his house at Tecumseh and assaulted him. Handled by OCSD officer.

10:10 p.m. – Party involving underage subjects reported at Tecumseh. OCSD responded; checked OK.

11:14 p.m. – Vehicle hit cow near Highways 160 and J. OCSD rendered assistance.

11:27 p.m. – 52-year-old female hit her head in a vehicle accident near Highways 160 and J. OCA and OCSD responded; patient was transported to BRMC.


Feb. 4

12:13 a.m. – Caller said a 40-ish male is at her door saying he needs to get inside. OCSD responded. A cable had broken on a trailer and tractor and jack-knifed on the county road.

11:40 a.m. – Medical: 62-year-old female has fallen, is semi-conscious and has unknown injuries. Theodosia Area VFD and OCA responded. Lift assistance needed only.

2:04 p.m. – Reporting party says someone has tied a dog to her telephone pole on Highway 181, and she does not know who it belongs to. OCSD rendered assistance.

3:58 p.m. – Subject on Highway 160 reportedly  slapped a 9-year-old female across the face. OCSD rendered assistance.

4:45 pm. – Careless and imprudent driver reported at Highway 160 and County Road 603. Notified MSHP.

11:55 p.m. –Subject in Theodosia wanted it on record that Estevon Dockins was calling him and making threats. OCSD rendered assistance.


Feb. 5

1:11 a.m. – Reporting party got kicked out of her boyfriend’s house and is walking down Ballpark Road. OCSD rendered assistance; provided courtesy ride to sheriff’s office.

7:09 a.m. – Caller said windows had been broken out on El Camino but nothing was taken. Wanted it on record.

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