During the time period from Dec. 1 through Dec. 29, the Seymour Police Department answered 214 calls for service, issued 49 traffic warnings and 55 summons, and 19 people were booked into the Webster County Jail in Marshfield.
Calls during this period included:
• Officers responded to O’Reilly’s for a subject who was trespassing in the back of the store.
• During morning patrol of the school zones, we made contact with two individuals walking on Center Avenue. One subject was arrested for possession of controlled substance and an outstanding warrant from Wright County.
• Officers responded to a residence on Washington Street for a warrant arrest on a subject.
• We received a call for teenagers on the square doing burnouts and driving in a careless manner. Several citations were issued.
• Assisted with the annual Seymour Christmas Parade and event on the square.
• We observed a subject at a residence on C Street who had felony warrants out of Wright County. We were able to apprehend the suspect.
• Additional complaints were received for teenagers on the square.
• We were able to be present to help with crowd control at the basketball game later in the evening.
• A local business called in wanting to report an abandoned vehicle found on their property. We were able to assist in identifying the owner of the vehicle.
• We made two warrant arrest on subjects who were on probation.
• Later that afternoon, the school’s resource officer was able to handle a child-custody issue with a parent at the elementary school.
• Call for a check well being on McMahan Street. We were able to confirm the subject was fine.
• We were dispatched to O’Reilly Auto Parts for a subject who was pushed through a glass window.
• A passerby called in, reporting a suspicious vehicle in front of Family Dollar. The caller stated it was a white colored van with no plates and a male driver. The van had been sitting in front of Family Dollar for over a half hour. We made contact with the subject and identified them. Subject left the area.
• We also assisted a Webster County deputy in a DWI traffic stop on U.S. 60.
• During a attempted traffic stop, officers were led on a short pursuit through town. The subjects were both arrested and charged. Narcotics were located in the vehicle.
• Subject came to the police station wanting to report her dog being stolen. Subject was under the influence of narcotics and transported by EMS to be treated.
• Workers at the Seymour Building Supply called in, wanting to report a suspicious person in the store. We arrived on scene and made contact with the subject. Subject was under the influence of narcotics and transported by EMS to be treated.
• During a normal patrol, we located a vehicle pulling into Casey’s which appeared to have fake license plates. We made contact with the suspects and confirmed the driver had multiple felony warrants out of Joplin and Arizona. During a search of the vehicle, officers located narcotics and several driver’s licenses and credit cards to subjects out of Arizona. Our officers transported both subjects to the Webster County Jail.
• A report was taken for a past burglary at a residence on Summit Avenue. Investigation is currently ongoing. If you have any information regarding the burglary, contact Cpl. Gabe Stroud.
• Motor-vehicle accident occurred on U.S. 60 at Clinton Avenue. We responded to the call; no one was injured.
• During a routine traffic stop, officers were led to a vehicle search where drugs and drug paraphernalia were located.
• We were asked to assist Webster County deputies in a domestic disturbance on a vehicle, and it was going down U.S. 60 into Seymour city limits. We were able to locate the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop.
• Information was given to us about a suspect with warrants staying at the Hillcrest Apartments. We were able to locate the apartment which the suspect was in. After a short stand off, the suspect turned himself into officers.
• We checked on a subject who was sleeping in truck at the high-school parking lot. The subject stopped off the highway to take a short nap. They went back to driving.
• A domestic-disturbance call came in the evening hours on Ventura Drive. We responded to the residence, and the parties then were separated.
• Two check well beings were conducted by us. During both calls, we were able to confirm the subjects were fine.
• Webster County sheriff’s deputies were attempting to locate a suspect who fled from them on foot in Fordland. Our officers, along with Rogersville’s officers, were able to assist deputies in the apprehension and arrest of the suspect.
• A report was taken for a theft of items from a vehicle that was left unlocked.
• Later that evening, officers were dispatched to Taco Bell for an employee yelling something about stabbing. When our officers and deputies arrived on scene, they figured out it was just an employee talking about a video game.
• Two calls came into the police for suspicious activity around town. We conducted extra patrols, but we did not locate anything suspicious.
• We took a report for a counterfeit $100 bill which was passed at a local business. Chief Pogue encourages businesses to check all cash before accepting it.
• During the morning hours with ice spots on the roads, we got dispatched to the square for a motor-vehicle accident. No one was injured in the accident.