Sheriff's report: Nov. 27 - Dec. 4, 2017

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Nov. 27

10:10 – Medical: 60-year-old male cancer and diabetes patient thinks he has broken his foot and it’s now infected. Asking to go to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Ozark County Ambulance and Lick Creek VFD responded. Patient was transported to OMC.

11:24 a.m. – Grass fire on County Road 838. Wasola VFD responded.

11:49 a.m. – Medical: 66-year-old male with extensive cardiac history is having chest pain. South Howell and Air Care called by Cox EMS; Dora VFD also responded. 

4:01 p.m. – Caller is receiving harassing phone calls from a company called Senior Benefits. A male subject has called between 25 and 30 times today beginning around 9 a.m. Subject has been repeatedly told to stop calling but continues to do so. Caller wanted it on record. The phone calls stopped after caller told them he was on the phone with the sheriff’s office. 

4:19 p.m. – Medical: male in his 70s has foot and leg problem. Lick Creek VFD and OCA responded. Patient was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

5:33 p.m. – Stranded motorist on Highway 160 on first hill east of Theodosia Bridge. OCSD rendered assistance and Theodosia Area VFD responded for traffic control.

7:36 p.m. – Caller reported a silver or gray Tahoe or Suburban, 2012 or new model, parked on County Road 177, possibly spotlighting. Caller only wanted it on record.

 8:25 p.m. – Caller  said vehicles are revving their engines at all hours, causing a disturbance. Requested extra patrol in specified area. 

9:12 p.m. – Caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of County Road 803. OCSD responded; gone on arrival.

9:57 p.m. – Mutual aid from Ozark County Ambulance responded for 28-year-old female in Douglas County who is having trouble breathing and has pain in spine and head and is bleeding from eyes and nose. Patient transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

11:24 p.m. – Kansas City Air Traffic Control office says two aircraft have called in about laser incident in Highway 95 area. They believe it could  be Christmas lights. OCSD rendered assistance.


Nov. 28

12:02 a.m. – Caller said someone is at her door. OCSD responded; unable to locate.

8:40 a.m. – Caller said someone who is possibly on drugs and is hallucinating is trying to fight with a kid and threatened to cut himself if sheriff was called. OCSD rendered assistance. 

9:56 a.m. – Medical: 84-year-old female has high blood pressure. Home health nurse is there. Theodosia Area VFD and OCA responded.

10:19 a.m. – Medical: 70-year-old female fell and has bleeding head injury. South Howell County Ambulance and Tecumseh VFD responded.

11:02 a.m. – Caller said someone stole some medical supplies from her mailbox sometime between Nov. 22, and Nov. 27.

1:33 p.m. – Caller says someone broke a lock off at a site on W Highway. Officer spoke with caller on phone.

2:10 p.m. – Well-being/security check requested. OCSD rendered assistance. Talked with reporting party by phone.

5:25 p.m. – Caller said someone is burning leaves inside the city limits on Highway 181 near Strong Drive. Gainesville Fire Department responded; unable to locate.

5:26 p.m. – Caller hit deer with 1997 Ford Explorer, incurring damage to right side. Wanted on record.

5:57 pm. – Medical: 65-year-old male is having chest pains. OCA, Air Evac and Theodosia Area VFD responded. 

6:19 p.m. – Medical: 54-year-old female is sick and is vomiting and having heart palpitations. South Howell Ambulance and Tecumseh VFD responded.

7:47 p.m. – A suspicious person has showed up again at reporting party’s home. OCSD responded. Handled by officer. At 8:15 p.m., officer was out with subject at Highways T and J. 

8:28 p.m. – Caller says a 17-year-old female is out of control. OCSD responded; subject was arrested. 


Nov. 29

1:56 a.m. – Caller hit deer in 2004 Honda Accord on Highway 160 3 miles west of Tecumseh, incurring some vehicle damage. Wanted on record for insurance purposes.

6:30 a.m. – Caller said she heard a loud bang in her barn and thinks someone may be out there. OCSD responded; checked OK.

6:48 a.m. – Caller reported black Angus bull with light-colored ear tag out on roadway at Highways MM & 160. OCSD rendered assistance.

7:58 a.m. – Caller said subject had threatened him at a Theodosia business. OCSD rendered assistance. Reporting party did not answer officer’s phone call.

8:17 a.m.  – Caller reported theft of 20 head of black cows with orange ear tags and brand on right hips on Yorkshire Drive. OCSD rendered assistance. Officer spoke with reporting party on phone.

10:43 a.m. – Gas drive-off at Bullseye. OCSD responded; handled by officer.

6:26 p.m. – Caller reported dogs running lose on Highway 181. Handled by OCSD offier.

9:38 p.m. – Traffic stop in Gainesville. Subject arrested.


Nov. 30

12:10 a.m. – Warrant arrest on County Road 835. 

7:58 a.m. – Prisoner transport: Michael Cox.

8:44 a.m. – MSHP reported that Troy Harrison failed to register as sexual offender. OCSD: unable to locate.

9:12 a.m. – Employer called about a subject. OCSD rendered assistance.

12:53 p.m. – MSHP reported a black-and-white calf that has been hit by car on Highway 160 by Giles & Kendall Drive. OCSD: handled by officer.

2:19 p.m. – Caller said a subject is throwing trash in caller’s dumpster at Oaks Apartments. Caller would like subjects to be told to stop disposing of trash there. OCSD: handled by officer. Subject said they have right to dispose of trash there

5:57 p.m. – Caller reported that a suspicious vehicle with blue lights is driving at high speed on County Road 511. Unable to locate.


Dec. 1

1:19 a.m. – Security alarm activated on County Road 308A. OCSD responded; checked OK. 

7:58 a.m. – Medical alarm activated. OCA and Wasola VFD responded. False alarm.

11:41 a.m. – Pontiac caller said someone is calling and getting her checking information to put money on a subject’s books. OCSD rendered assistance.

11:59 a.m. – Caller reported two red hogs running loose on Highway 5 toward Liner. OCSD called owner and he is looking for them to put them up.

1:01 p.m. – Residential alarm activated. OCSD responded. Checked OK.

4:07 p.m. – Person reported an assault on a 9-year-old child by an adult. OCSD took report.

9:55 p.m. – Well-being / security check requested on person at Ozark Motel. Handled by OCSD officer.

10:32 p.m. – Caller hit deer in vehicle on Highway 160. Roadway is clear.

11:09 and 11:11 p.m. – Brush fire is turning into a structure fire on Cedar Oak Drive. OCSD,  Gainesville Fire Department, Caney Mountain VFD responded. Controlled as 12:12 a.m.



Dec. 2

3:39 a.m. – Fire in wooded area reported on Honeycutt Road. Theodosia Area VFD responded with mutual aid from Pontiac VFD and Missouri Depart-ment of Conservation. 

5:35 a.m. – Dead deer blocking roadway lane on Highway 95 at Theodosia city limits.

7:53 and 11:18 a.m. – Medical: 79-year-old female has back pain, stomach pain and blood pressure issues. OCA and Lick Creek and Gainesville VFD dispatched. Patient was transported by air to Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.

12:58 p.m. – Brush fire on Honeycutt Road has rekindled. Theodosia Area VFD responded.

1:42 p.m. – Caller reported a white boar beside the roadway on KK Highway. Referred to MSHP for information only. Attempted to contact possible animal owner. No contact made.

1:47 p.m. – Caller said he was getting a ride from a friend when the car they were in broke down, and he was unable to get personal items from car. Now the vehicle’s owner is attempting to sell the items on Facebook, including an Xbox, a Kindle fire and Beats headphones. Caller said he would go to local sheriff’s office where he lives and will fill out a statement and have it faxed to OCSD. 

5:45 p.m. – Traffic stop on Highway 160. OCSD rendered assistance.

6:20 p.m. – Owner at area business is having trouble with a guest. OCSD rendered assistance.

8:09 p.m. – Tecumseh caller reported an incident of fraud. Handled by OCSD officer.

9:17 p.m. – Medical: 53-year-old female. suspected overdose. OCA and Gainesville Fire Department responded. Patient was transported to BRMC.

10:10 p.m. – Caller reported trucks speeding up and down at Highways 160 and 95. MSHP rendered assistance.

10:51 p.m. – Medical: 66-year-old male has chest pains. OCA and Air Evac responded. 

11:05 p.m. – MSHP trooper who was in pursuit of a subject was assaulted on Highway 5 north near Antler in Gainesville. Subject arrested. Howell Ambulance responded in mutual aid.


Dec. 3

1:28 a.m. – Traffic stop at Bullseye. Warning issued.

1:37 a.m. – Traffic stop at car wash. OCSD rendered assistance.

1:48 a.m. – Traffic stop on Main Street near bridge in Gainesville. Subject arrested.

2:22 a.m. – Caller hit deer on Bulldog Drive. 

8:15 and 8:16 a.m. – Medical: 58-year-old male fell over, is not breathing and has no pulse. OCA and Timber Knob VFD responded. Coroner dispatched.

10:02 a.m. – A person asked to speak to a deputy about his neighbor. OCSD rendered assistance.

2:38 p.m. – Warrant arrest: Toby Hudson was arrested when he came to visit Cameron Foster at  OCSD.

2:40 p.m. – Caller on W Highway lost a tan wallet sometime this week; it contains credit cards, ID, checkbooks, title to vehicles, deed to house, etc. Wanted on record in case it’s found. 

5:59 p.m. – Caller wanted it on record that he had a verbal altercation with a subject.

6:21 pm. – Caller said a person had head-butted her. Wanted it on record.

11:06 p.m. – Unspecified call on Highway 160 west of Tecumseh. 

11:34 p.m. – Unspecified call at storage units by Newton Drilling. 

11:48 pm. – Apartment resident says she hear swoman in apartment below her yelling and banging. OCSD rendered assistance; checked OK.


Dec. 4

5:36 a.m. – Medical: 79-year-old male, terminally ill cardiac patient, has low blood pressure and is going in and out of consciousness. OCA responded; patient was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

7:22 a.m. – Caller reported a black Chevy truck on County Road 558A with back glass knocked out and a rifle lying in the front seat. MSHP rendered assistance.

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