During the time period from Aug. 1 through Aug.31, officers from the Seymour Police Department answered 216 calls for service, issued 81 traffic warnings and 55 summons, while 13 people were booked in to the Webster County Jail.
Calls during this period included:
• Officers responded to Dollar General for a subject trespassing. The subject left without incident.
• A call for a custody dispute was made with the Seymour Police Department. When officers were responding, a male left the scene. Officers were able to make contact with the male, who had a warrant out for his arrest. The man was transported to the Webster County Jail in Marshfield.
• During a routine patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle did not have a valid license. They were issued multiple citations, and the vehicle was released to a licensed driver.
• Police officers were made aware of a subject living in a outbuilding in city limits. Officers were able to contact and notify the homeowner that it was against city ordinance. The subject moved from the home without incident.
• In the evening hours, officers got a call of a subject who took a cab from Springfield to Seymour, then got out of the cab without paying. A report has been made, and officers have a suspect identified.
• Officers responded to a disturbance on Water Street. The parties were able to go their separate ways. A report was taken, and charges were sent to the prosecutor’s office.
• City officers, along with Webster County deputies, made contact with citizen on a traffic stop. Two of the three occupants in the vehicle had felony warrants. The subjects appeared to be stealing catalytic converts. The vehicle was towed, and subjects were transported to the Webster County Jail.
• The Seymour Nazarene Church played host to a back-to-school event. Officers went to the church to help and meet students.
• During routine patrol, officers observed a subject with an active warrant walking down the roadway. Officers made contact with the subject and made an arrest.
• While watching traffic on Clinton Avenue, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on West Clinton Avenue. During the stop, officers located drug paraphernalia inside the car. The driver was issued citations.
• A medical call came in at Signal. Officers were able to respond and stay with the patient until a family member could arrive to get them.
• In the evening hours, officers conducted a traffic stop on Center Avenue. The driver of the vehicle had multiple warrants out on their arrest. Subject was arrested without incident and was transported to the Webster County Jail.
• Officers received a call for a suicidal subject. The subject had used narcotics and was making statements about harming themselves. Officers were able to get the subject medical attention.
• A “911” call was made for a fight on the square. Officers arrived on scene and met with some teenagers on the square, who advised officers some other teenagers came by and started an argument. It was then the teens had a short fight and split ways. A detailed report was taken.
• Officers responded to a residence on Water Street for a disturbance. The parties were separated before things got out of hand.
• Family Dollar called in, wanting to report a possible shoplifting. Officers responded and were able to gather information. The suspects were contacted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Department and the Fordland Police Department. The subjects were suspects in a vehicle theft from Springfield.
• Officers got a call for a runaway juvenile located at the Hot Spot. Officers were able to make contact with the child and returned them safely home.
• A deputy from the Webster County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance on a traffic stop on Highway AB. An officer responded to assist. The deputy and officer arrested two subjects for outstanding warrants.
• In the morning hours, officers were contacted by a citizen who had their mail stolen. A report was taken, and a postal inspector was contacted.
• A state trooper arrested a subject who was in possession of some checks of a Seymour resident. Officers contacted the resident, who stated they did not know who that subject was or why they would have their checks. Officers conducted an investigation and filed charges.
• In the early morning hours, officers were out on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle committing traffic violations. Officers went to make a traffic stop on the vehicle when it fled, heading southwest on Highway BB. After a short pursuit, the vehicle came to a stop, and the driver was arrested on multiple warrants. Other charges for resisting arrest were filed.
• A call for a suspicious person at Signal came in late in the night. Officers made contact with the male, who was hanging around there because he had nowhere else to go. Officers advised him he cannot just stay at Signal.
• Officers got a call for a subject walking around houses and looking in people’s backyards on Clinton Avenue. Officers located a subject, who stated he left the Amish community and was looking for a place to stay. The subject was given a ride to Mansfield by a Webster County deputy.
• There was several calls made regarding a custody dispute. Officers were able to assist in sorting out the issue.
• Railroad police from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad company requested assistance with looking for trespassers on railroad property. Officers with BNSF used a drone to fly the track line in looking for subjects.
• A report of a stealing was taken by officers. The report was for a larger green toolbox, gas can and log chain stolen out of a truck at The Tire Shed on Commercial Street. If you have any information, please contact Chief Pogue.
• Deputies with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Police Department officers located an intoxicated driver on Clinton Avenue by the middle school. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the subject was arrested.
• Officers responded to a heroin overdose on Cordie Street. The subject finally was brought back using NARCAN. Later that evening, officers went back for the subject overdosing again. The subject was transported to be treated at the hospital.
• A report of a motor-vehicle accident came in to officers in the area of U.S. 60 and Skyline Road. Officers arrived on scene and took a report. No parties were injured.
• In the evening hours, officers were dispatched to Twin Dragon for an assault. A male subject was punched in the face when he was walking in to get food. Officers were able to locate the suspect as he fled the scene and made an arrest.
• Officers conducted a routine traffic stop on Anderson Street. The subject gave officers a false name. Officer were able to figure out the subject’s true identity, and they had several warrant out for their arrest. The subject was arrested and transported to the Webster County Jail.