Sheriff's report: Oct. 16-23, 2017

To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.


Oct. 16 (continued from last week’s Times)

10:34 a.m. – Caller said a red, four-door Pontiac Grand Am had a flat and parked in front of his hay field on County Road 605. The occupants threw the donut tire and rim over the fence into his field after changing the tire. Ozark County Sheriff’s Department rendered assistance.

10:44 a.m. – Stranded motorist has a broken-down stock trailer on Highway 5 south. Timber Knob VFD was dispatched; truck was towed.

10:44 a.m. – Prisoner transported to doctor’s office.

11:26 a.m. – Medical: 62-year-old female having fit due to diabetes. Timber Know VFD and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

12:59 p.m. – Prisoner transported: Lisa Pankey.

2:04 p.m. – Caller in Theodosia reported a scam call. Wanted it on record.

 2:44 p.m. – Caller said his neighbor’s hound dogs are running through his livestock in Gainesville area. Officer spoke with caller, but caller hung up on the officer.

5:16 p.m. – Call came in from Douglas County reporting a possibly deceased male subject who had fallen off a tractor on OO Highway. OCA responded.

5:45 p.m. – Prisoner transport from Caulfield. 

7:24 p.m. – Caller said someone damaged his back door, broke in and took items at home on Highway 160. Wanted it on record.

10:04 p.m. – Caller said his brother stole his vehicle out of his driveway near Bryant Plastics and he wants it returned as no one but him and his wife have permission to drive it. OCSD responded; subject arrested.

10:44 p.m. – Caller said she swerved to miss a deer and struck a road sign and ran into ditch on Highway 160 near Cloud 9 Ranch. Referred to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

10:53 p.m. – Well-being/security check requested on his sister, who had called said she had been in a vehicle accident but her boyfriend would not take her to the hospital. OCSD responded; unable to locate.


Oct. 17

1:35 p.m. – Well-being / security check requested. OCSD rendered assistance.

 5:47 p.m. – Well-being / security check requested on two small children near Hammond Camp. OCSD responded. Checked OK. Officer saw vehicle leaving as he arrived.

6:30 p.m. – Caller reported continued harassment. OCSD rendered assistance; female was contacted and told to stop or she would be charged with harassment.

8:02 p.m. – Caller said someone threatened to shoot his dog. OCSD responded; person would not answer door when deputies arrived to speak to him.

9:53 p.m. – Reporting party said someone had put super glue on her gate; she came to sheriff’s office and had photos taken of children’s hands that had glue on them. 

8:05 p.m. – Caller reported a missing horse – a thin black stallion fox trotter, not shod. It was lost this afternoon between noon and 6:30 p.m. near Spring Creek bridge on Highway 160. Wanted on record in case it is found.


Oct. 18

12:30 a.m. – Vehicle accident, vehicle stop at Highways 160 and 5 north. Handled by OCSD officer.

1:30 a.m. – Caller hears people talking outside his house and would like extra patrol in his area. OCSD responded; handled by officer.

7:43 a.m. – Stranded motorist in car stalled in westbound lane of Highway 160 near Hardenville Store. Lick Creek VFD and OCSD responded.

8:57 a.m. – Caller reported people are staying in his house on Highway 160 without permission. Negative contact; no police action.

9:03 a.m. – Party brought evidence to the office related to an earlier report.

9:42 a.m. – Medical: female needs transport to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains for transfer. Dora VFD and OMC responded. Patient was transported.

9:47 a.m. – Medical: 80-year-old female is having difficulty breathing. OCA responded; patient was transported to BRMC.

12:02 p.m. – Theft reported in Gainesville. OCSD rendered assistance.

12:50 p.m. – Rider was thrown from a horse on County Road 341 off HIghway 14 in Douglas County. Brixey-Rockbridge VFD and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded.

1:34 p.m. – Traffic stop on Highway 5 north. OCSD.

1:46 pm. – Medical: female is feeling ill at Town & Country in Gainesville. Gainesville VFD and OCA responded.

5:49 p.m. – Vehicle accident on Highway 5 south; unknown injuries. Timber Knob VFD and OCA responded. Patient was transported to BRMC.

5:50 p.m. – Another call about the vehicle accident on Highway 5 south. Ron’s Towing responded.

6:31 p.m. – Reporting party saw someone in the old thrift store in Gainesville and would like an officer to go look through building to see if anyone is there. Handed by OCSD officer.

6:57 p.m. – Reporting party reported that people were trespassing and shooting on his property. OCSD rendered assistance.

7 p.m. – Caller hit deer, causing damage to 2009 Dodge Ram. Wanted on record for insurance.

8:37 p.m. – OCSD made warrant arrest on Hillside Drive.


Oct. 19

9:37 a.m. – Stranded motorist reported at Highway 5 north and County Road 111. MSHP responded.

1:20 p.m. – Residential alarm activated on Highway 181. OCSD officer made contact with owner, and everything is OK.

3:34 p.m. – Medical: Life Alert reported a 71-year-old female has fallen. OCA responded. False alarm.

8:02 p.m. – Medical: 84-year-old female has defibrillator and right side is numb. OCA responded. 

9:07 p.m. – Warrant arrest on Bean Lane. OCSD.

9:33 p.m. – A white, four-door car was reported stopped in middle of County Road 502. OCSD rendered assistance; Ron’s Towing responded.

9:47 p.m. – Well-being / security check requested on County Road 102. OCSD responded; checked OK.

10:31 p.m. – Trespassing reported at a location on Highway 160 west. OCSD rendered assistance.


Oct. 20

12:29 a.m. – Medical: 66-year-old female has urinary tract infection. OCT responded; patient transported to OMC.

1:23 a.m. – Medical: 85-year-old male is having chest pains. Patient transported to BRMC.

3:01 a.m. – Assistance rendered to motorist on 5 north near Pinnacle Ranch. OCSD.

5:17 a.m. – Caller reported dead deer in middle of Highway 5 south near T Highway. MoDOT was contacted.

9:58 a.m. – OCSD aided Taney County in investigating a reported stolen vehicle.

10:54 a.m. – Caller reported red and black dogs chasing and jumping at cows on Highway 160/5 south of sheriff’s office. OCSD rendered assistance; contacted cattle owner.

11:55 a.m. – Caller said he’d received a scam sweepstakes call; he was told to have $2,500 by Monday for them to pick up. OCSD rendered assistance.

12:52 p.m. – Caller reported vandalism damage to tractor on County Road 519A. OCSD rendered assistance.

3:42 p.m. – Gas drive-off reported at Quick Stop: older gray van with Florida tags drove off owing $37 for fuel. Caller wanted it on record.

4:58 p.m. – Careless and imprudent driver reported. Bakersfield bus driver reported a truck with relayed tag number passed the bus on a double-yellow. MSHP rendered assistance.

5:25 p.m. – Caller said someone took checks from her then cashed them at Town & Country. OCSD responded; subject arrested.

6:19 p.m. – Medical: 60-year-old male is dizzy and isn’t feeling well. OCA responded.

11:12 pm. – Baxter County reported a maroon Chevy vehicle with toolbox traveling with a possibly intoxicated driver on Highway 5 south. MSHP, OCSD rendered assistance.


Oct. 21

12:29 a.m. – Traffic stop at Country Roads 502 and 503. OCSD.

3:41 a.m. – Caller said a subject was intoxicated and was throwing beer bottles and one had hit her in the head and she is bleeding; She also said this subject has stolen items and money from her purse. OCA responded; patient was transported to BRMC.

4:31 a.m. – Traffic stop near Tecumseh bridge. OCSD.

6:56 a.m. –Caller said a black Dodge truck with white camper has jackknifed in middle of the road on County Road 932 1 mile from W Highway. Hazard lights are on, but no one is around. Referred to MSHP.

9:26 a.m. – Caller said a black angus is out near Tecumseh Park. OCSD contacted animal owner.

11:03 a.m. – Caller said $60 is missing, and he believes someone who was staying with him has taken it. OCSD rendered assistance.

11:48 a.m. – Caller said his ex-best friend had jumped out of his truck and shot at him with a shotgun. OCSD rendered assistance.

2:01 p.m. – Arrest attempted; unable to locate.

5:14 p.m. – Medical: 24-year-old male in Town & Country parking lot has been stabbed in the neck. OCA, OCSD responded; patient was taken by air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. 

6:18 p.m. – Unspecified medical call on County Road 806. Gainesville VFD, OCA responded.  

6:49 p.m. – Caller said a ladder had been placed by a window at a trailer on County Road 806 that he is buying and the screen had been removed, but nothing was taken. He asked for extra patrol in the area. OCSD rendered assistance.

6:55 p.m. – Caller reported vandalism to his truck, knocking off a mirror. OCSD took a report.

7:20 p.m. – Thornfield caller said someone has her purse and will not return it. OCSD officer left message in subject’s voice mail.

8:12 p.m. – Medical: 31-year-old female is having seizures. OCA responded. Patient transported to BRMC.

10:32 p.m. – Warrant arrest. OCSD.

10:27 p.m. – A female was reported walking along W HIghway at County Road 607. OCSD responded; unable to locate.

11:29 p.m. – Caller reported a missing wiener dog, black with brown paws, on County Road 850.  No police action.


Oct. 22

1:37 a.m. – Careless and imprudent driver in white Chevy Silverado with relayed plates reported at County Road 803 and 5 north. OCSD responded; checked OK.

2:57 a.m. – People are reportedly spotlighting near house on Highway 160 west. OCSD responded; checked OK. Deputy was unable to see any spotlights.

3 a.m. – Motion alarm activated at Outpost Liquor. OCSD responded; checked OK.

3:36 a.m. – Tree reported in roadway on Highway 101 at County Road 574. OCSD rendered assistance.

3:47 a.m. – Tree reported in roadway on County Road 103. OCSD rendered assistance.

4:10 a.m. – Caller ran into tree that was in road on Highway 101. BVFD, OCSD rendered assistance.

5:11 a.m. – Debris in roadway on Highway AR from collapsed barn. BVFD, OCSD rendered assistance.

8:37 a.m. - Tree across roadway on Count Road 177. County Road & Bridge Department rendered assistance.

8:40 a.m. – Medical: 68-year-old female has pain and is unable to walk. OCA responded; patient was transported to BRMC.

10:47 a.m. – Trespassing reported. Caller wants a male subject and camper removed from his property. OCSD responded; male subject says he will be off of the property before nightfall.

12:52 p.m. – Caller found a male bluetick coon hound with orange collar and no tags. Wanted on record in case someone calls.

1:23 p.m. – Medical: 75-year-old female has nausea, pain in left arm and is sweating. OCA responded. Patient transported to BRMC.

2:03 p.m. – Caller said a male and female in a tan F150 with a skull on the front and no license plate on pack are peeling out in her driveway, causing a disturbance. OCSD responded; subject arrested.

2:49 p.m. – Caller hit a deer on W Highway, causing damage to her vehicle. Deer is not block roadway. Wanted it on record for insurance.


Oct. 23

1:19 a.m. – Unspecified call. OCSD responded. Checked OK.    

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