Police investigated the theft of a purse at Emmett Kelly Park during the last week. 

The following are matters dealt with last week by sheriff’s department officers:

Sept. 4

––A Mountain Grove woman reported at about 11:30 p.m. that someone was trying to forcibly enter her Hidden Valley Road residence.

An investigating deputy, a Mountain Grove police officer and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper searched the area using a thermal imager, but no suspect was located.

––A 42-year-old Yukon woman reported that a 20-ton log splitter valued at $900 and a 16-foot car hauler trailer valued at $500 had been stolen from her Stoddard Lane property. The report is being investigated.

Sept. 5

––A 29-year-old Bucyrus woman said her 30-year-old husband had assaulted her at her Roubidoux Road residence, throwing her against his car and choking her until she almost passed out. The woman stated she didn’t want to press charges.

––A woman called at about 7:50 p.m. to report that the occupants of two vehicles parked at a South U.S. 63 church were arguing loudly. An investigating officer was unable to locate the vehicles.

Sept. 6

––An officer reported that on Sept. 3 a 72-year-old Cabool woman had reported seeing two men holding something in their hands in a field adjacent to her Russell Drive residence.

Investigating officers met up at the location with Cabool police and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, but no suspects were located. However, officers did locate a methamphetamine lab, and a bottle found among the materials tested positive for meth. It was turned over to the South Central Drug Task Force and investigation continues.

––A 56-year-old Cabool man reported that his 35-year-old daughter had stolen his car from his Colburn Road residence. The man stated he didn’t want to pursue charges.

Sept. 9

––An officer reported Sept. 6 a 50-year-old Eunice woman had reported that a Yamaha motorcycle valued at $2,000 had been stolen from her Union Chapel Road residence.

The woman’s daughter told an investigating officer that two men had been at her home intoxicated and had wanted a ride to Hartshorn. The daughter stated that shortly after she refused to take them there, the dirt bike was stolen.

The bike’s owner reported on Sept. 7 that it had been found in a deep ditch on Highway 17 north of Highway W. The case is still being investigated, and one of the two men named by the daughter is reportedly a person of interest.

––A woman called at about 1:15 a.m. to report that a vehicle was driving repeatedly up and down Strawberry Drive. An investigating officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

Sept. 10

––An officer reported Sept. 7 a 33-year-old Summersville man reported that a Savage .270-caliber rifle had been stolen from behind the seat of his truck. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 1

Brian W. Stogsdill – driving while revoked

Jared L. King – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 2

Donald K. Stenhoff – unlawful use of drug paraphernalia

Crystal D. Dooley – writ

Hank L. Loman – non-support

Michael J. Barbe – commitment

Sept. 3

Joshua D. Storm – DWI, careless and imprudent driving

Sept. 4

Daniel E. Duncan – distribution/delivery/manufacturing of controlled substance

Jeffery W. Watts – Missouri Department of Corrections hold

Brian E. Brock – burglary (Howell County)

Sept. 5

Joshua D. Dooley – possession of controlled substance (Phelps County.)

Bryan J. Gilpatrick – burglary

William S. Smith – 15-day shock

Justin M. Kimbell – passing bad checks

Erica D. Moore – distribution/delivery/manufacturing of controlled substance

Sept. 6

Troy A. Croney – driving while suspended

James L. Barton – driving while suspended, open container (Licking PD)

Sept. 7

Robert S. Venker – assault, burglary

Alan L. Johnson – assault, burglary

Jacob S. Gilpatrick – driving while revoked, trespassing (Summersville PD)

Sept. 8

Kevin L. Massey – DWI, driving while revoked

Sept. 9

Zackary J. Kroll – DWI (Houston PD)

Charles Stroud – DWI (Licking PD)

Michael J. Barbe – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 10

Karen S. Roberts – passing bad checks

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