CRIMINAL CHARGES

The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

Robert Lee Gregory, Pleasant Hope; class D felony possession of controlled substance; summons issued; court date May 23. Gregory is accused of possessing meth found June 2, 2017, during his arrest after he attempted to flee from law enforcement on East 535th Road.

Seth M. Loehr, 22, Bolivar; class B felony assault - first degree and felony armed criminal action; free on $150,000 bond.

Crissie Anne Williamson, Fair Play; class D felony possession of controlled substance; summons issued; court date May 23. Williamson is accused of possessing meth found April 29, 2017, in her residence during a domestic call to the 4900 block of South 172nd Road.

CIVIL PETITIONS

The following civil cases have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

Calvin A. Borntrager, Humansville, vs. Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records; miscellaneous associate civil - other.

Midland Funding LLC vs. Debbie Duryee, Bolivar; suit on account.

Midland Funding LLC vs. Dennis Kuhl, Halfway; suit on account.

Discover Bank vs. Timothy L. Smelcer, Brighton; contract - other.

American Express National Bank vs. Matthew D. Hovey, Bolivar; breach of contract.

Commerce Bank vs. James P. and Susan L. Waldo, Pleasant Hope; breach of contract.

Lester E. Cox Medical Center vs. Jeffrey Shane and Kim Payne, Bolivar; breach of contract.

Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Lisa D. Smith, Bolivar; breach of contract.

William J. Myrick and Sondra Gray, Goodson, vs. Jay and Ronda Parker, Goodson; small claims.

DISSOLUTIONS

The following couples have filed for dissolution of marriage in Polk County Circuit Court:

Carol J. Shoemaker and Dennis Lee Shoemaker.

Chase A. Woodiel and Jonathan E. Woodiel.

POLICE REPORT

The Bolivar Police Department released the following reports for:

Tuesday, March 27

• Domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon was reported in the 500 block of North Lemmon Avenue.

• Shoplifting was reported in the 1500 block of West Broadway Street.

• A missing person was reported in the 700 block of West Chestnut Street.

• A 22-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault on South Pike Avenue.

• A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended at Benton Avenue and Broadway Street.

Wednesday, March 28

• Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of Jim Sells Drive.

• Theft was reported in the 2100 block of South Springfield Avenue.

• A non-injury crash was reported in near Springfield Avenue and Broadway Street.

• A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated - chronic offender near Springfield Avenue and Broadway Street.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended near East Auburn Street and South Main Avenue.

Thursday, March 29

• A 55-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended at Mo. 13/83.

• A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance in the 2000 block of West Northwood Street.

• A domestic assault was reported in the 200 block of West South Street.

Friday, March 30

• A vehicle theft was reported in the 300 block of North Chicago Avenue.

• A woman from Merriam Woods was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance at Mo. 13 and Rt. T.

• A report of a lost WIC voucher occurring on March 26 was taken in the 700 block of East College Street.

• A domestic assault was reported near the 1900 block of West Broadway Street.

Saturday, March 31

• A fight in progress and disorderly conduct were reported in the 700 block of East Locust Street.

• Theft from a vehicle was reported on East Broadway Street.

• A suspicious person was reported in the 1900 block of South Maple Tree Lane, resulting in a report of suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Sunday, April 1

• A domestic disturbance was reported in the 200 block of West South Street.

• A gas drive-off was reported in the 800 block of South Springfield Avenue.

• A Springfield man was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked after a traffic stop on South Springfield Avenue near South 127th Road. Another Springfield man was later arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Shoplifting was reported in the 2400 block of South Springfield Avenue.

• A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault on West South Street.

• A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia on South Maple Tree Lane.

Monday, April 2

• Darius Ryan Thomas, 21, was arrested on a warrant at Mo. 13 and Farm Road 2.

• A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault on South Springfield Avenue.

Tuesday, April 3

• Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Mo. 32 near South 160th Road for traffic violations, but the driver failed to yield to emergency lights and sirens.

• A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree domestic assault at Mo. 13 and Rt. B.

• A 22-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

• A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.

• Chadwick Allan Johnson, 24, was taken into custody at the Polk County line.

Wednesday, April 4

• A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance at Mo. 32 near South 160th Road.

• Property damage was reported in the 300 block of South Clark Avenue.

• Shoplifting was reported in the 1800 block of West Broadway Street.

• Property damage was reported on South Albany Avenue.

• A well-being check was conducted in the 500 block of South Chicago Avenue.

• A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in the 1800 block of West Broadway Street.

• Beckie Lee Albitre, 32, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in the 900 block of South Albany Avenue.

Thursday, April 5

• An assault was reported in the 200 block of West Auburn Street.

Friday, April 6

• Shoplifting was reported in the 2400 block of South Springfield Avenue (3 reports, one occurred on March 31).

• A domestic assault was reported in the 600 block of East Van Buren Street.

• Shoplifting that occurred April 5 was reported in the 2400 block of South Springfield Avenue.

• A 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting on South Springfield Avenue.

Saturday, April 7

• A stolen vehicle was recovered in the area of South Mission Avenue and West Drake Street.

Sunday, April 8

• A 70-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended at Mo. 13 near Rt. T.

• Chrystal M. Bryant, 45, was arrested on a warrant.

Monday, April 9

• A report of fraud and identity theft was reported in the 500 block of North Claud Avenue.

• Two 39-year-old males were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Lillian Place and West Broadway Street.

• William Charles Lang, 53, was arrested on a warrant at West Locust Street near North Missouri Avenue.

Tuesday, April 10

• Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 800 block of West Locust Street.

Wednesday, April 11

• A vehicle was reported stolen in the 900 block of South Albany Avenue.

• A domestic disturbance was reported in the 1500 block of West Chestnut Street.

• Dawson M. Ifland, 17, was arrested on a warrant.

Thursday, April 12

• Theft was reported in the 1500 block of South Oakland Avenue.

• A missing person was reported.

• Andrea Clarese Williams, 39, was arrested on a warrant.

SHERIFF’S REPORT

The Polk County Sheriff’s Dept. released the following reports for:

Thursday, April 19

• Jimmia Campbell, 32, of Humansville was arrested on warrants for traffic violations, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Kevin Wells, 46, of Brighton was arrested on warrants for driving without a valid license - third offense, possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Matthew Wells, 46, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for trespassing.

• David Douglas, 26, of Greenfield was arrested on a warrant for failure to transfer plates.

• Michael Tooley, 41, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for forgery.

• A 36-year-old Bolivar woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

• Damien Waits, 26, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Harassment was reported on West First Street, Fair Play.

• Burglary was reported on East 547th Road, Buffalo.

COMMISSION MINUTES

Polk County Commissioners Shannon Hancock, Rex Austin and Kyle Legan conducted the following business during recent meetings of the commission:

Monday, March 19

• Visited with Alvin Meyer, Bolivar, in general discussion.

• Visited with Jack Williams, county employee, in general discussion.

• Received bids for a new or used compact SUV for the assessor’s office as follows: Bill Grant Ford, Bolivar - 2018 Ford Escape, $21,814; 2017 Ford Escape, $19,900; Bill Roberts Chevrolet, Bolivar - 2018 Chevy Equinox,    $22,800. Commissioner Legan made a motion to purchase the 2018 Ford Escape from Bill Grant Ford. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites for an update on county road conditions. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed East 550th, South 77th and South 111th roads.

• Visited with Gabe and Shawanda Sterling regarding South 42nd Road.

• Visited with Kenny Doyle, Walnut Grove, in general discussion.

Tuesday, March 20

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on county road conditions. Crites and Commissioners Hancock and Legan viewed East 390th, East 380th, East 415th and South 188th roads.

• Visited with Fred Potts, Aldrich, visited with Commissioner Austin regarding road and bridge employees.

• Visited with Tom Evans, Bolivar, in general discussion.

Friday, March 23

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on county road conditions. Crites and Commissioner Legan viewed South 50th Road.

• Change Order No. 1 for BRO-NBIL-B084(13) was presented to the Commission for review.  Commissioner Austin made a motion to approve Change Order No. 1. Commissioner Legan seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Received bids for diesel fuel to be used at the Road and Bridge Department as follows: Ozark Mountain Energy, Mt. Vernon - $2.2165; Rex Smith Oil, Springfield - $2.2727. Commissioner Legan made a motion to accept the bid from Ozark Mountain Energy. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Visited with Maintenance Supervisor James Hamby in general discussion.

Monday, March 26

• Received the 2018 Surtax and Interest Statement of Monthly Collections  from Collector of Revenue Debbi R.-McGinnis.

• Met with Robert and Loretta Meredith with Big Dog Recycling and Tracy Slagle and Jerry Hamby with the City of Bolivar in regard to changes needed at the Polk County Recycling Center.  

• Visited with Steve Cobb, representative from Fabick Cat, in general discussion.

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on county road conditions. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed South 111th, East 505th and East 568th roads.

Friday, March 30

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on county road conditions. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed South 111th Road.  

• Issued 12-month auctioneer’s licenses to David Stutenkemper, Devon Stutenkemper, Cody Stutenkemper and Tyler Garrison dba Diamond S Auction Co.

• Visited with Daniel Davis regarding county employment.

Monday, April 2

• Held a hearing to vacate the street running between Lot 1 and Lot 2 (South of Lot 1 and North of Lot 2) in the Second Addition to Inlet Village, Flemington. Those present were Judy McKovich and Joseph and Nancy Pettibon. On Monday, Jan. 2, Joseph and Nancy Pettibon presented a petition to the County Commission to vacate said street. Let the record show that no formal protest was received in objection of said motion. Therefore, Commissioner Legan made a motion to vacate said street. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Received the March Treasurer’s Balance from Treasurer Vonna Jones.

• Received the September through February Assessor Fee Report from Assessor Rita Lemmon.

• A petition to close South 42nd Road (a dead-end road) south of East 400th Road, Township 34, Range 24, Quarter Sec. 22 and 27, in Fair Play, was presented to the County Commission by Chris and Jessica McKinney and publicly read aloud. Commissioner Legan made a motion to continue this motion to the next term of court for the County Commission at 9 a.m. Monday, July 2. Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote was 2-0 with Commissioner Austin absent at time of vote.

• Received the March County Clerk Fee Report was received from County Clerk Melinda Robertson.

• Received the March Add On & Abatement Court Orders from the Collector McGinnis and viewed by the County Commission.

• Received the March Assessment Fee Report from Assessor Rita Lemmon.

• Received the March Public Administrator Fee Report from Public Administrator Barbara Davolt.

• Received the March Statement of Collections from Collector McGinnis.

• Received the March Circuit Court Disbursement Listing Detail Report from Circuit Clerk Tiffany Phillips.

• Received the March Report of Civil/Criminal Fees from Sheriff Danny Morrison.

Tuesday, April 3

• Held the April General Municipal Election in 22 precincts on this day.  

• John Kirby, Halfway, thanked the Commission for recent dozer work on South 225th Road.

• Met with Pubic Works Supervisor Crites for an update on the condition of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioners Hancock and Legan viewed East 430th, South 155th, South 160th and East 420th roads.

• Visited with Donald Dunseth, Halfway, regarding mowing the rights of way.

• Received the March Restitution Collection Data Report from Prosecuting Attorney Ken Ashlock.

Friday, April 6

(Commissioners Legan and Austin absent)

• Received the March Deposit and Disbursement Report from Recorder of Deeds Carol Poindexter on Wednesday, April 4.

• Received a training certificate from Sheriff Danny Morrison for attending 14.5 hours on continuous Law Enforcement Training at the 2018 Missouri Sheriff’s Association Spring Training Conference.

• Prosecuting Attorney Ken Ashlock visited with Presiding Commissioner Shannon Hancock in regard to server/software used in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

• Public Works Supervisor Crites and Commissioner Rex Austin viewed East 450th Road.

Monday, April 9

(Commissioner Legan absent)

• Reviewed Change Order No. 2 for BRO-NBIL-B084 (13). Commissioner Austin made a motion to approve Change Order No. 2. Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote was 2-0 with Commissioner Legan absent.

• Commissioners were presented an invoice from Boone Construction for BRO-NBIL-B084 for approval and payment. Commissioner Austin made a motion to approve and pay the invoice. Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote was 2-0 with Commissioner Legan absent.

• Visited with Jay Pearson and Bob Buford, representatives from Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Springfield, in general discussion.

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on conditions of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed South 133rd and East 205th roads.

• Received a wire transfer in the amount of $143,556.06 for Law Enforcement Sales Tax Fund.

• Received a wire transfer in the amount of $143,555.97 for Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund was received.

Tuesday, April 10

(Commissioner Legan absent)

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on conditions of county roads and bridges.  

• Received a training certificate from Coroner Melissa Britton for attending the 2018 Medicolegal Death Investigation Training Conference as required by 58.095 and 58.096 RSMo

• Received the appointment of Vince Domrose as reserve deputy sheriff was received from Sheriff Morrison and approved by 30th Circuit Court Judge Michael O. Hendrickson.

• Received appointments of Karen Hargus, Darrel LeAn and Michael Smith as deputy sheriff from Sheriff Morrison and approved by 30th Circuit Court Judge Michael O. Hendrickson.

Friday, April 13

(Commissioner Legan absent)

• Presiding Commissioner Hancock attended the CLEO Meeting in Springfield.

• Oath of office was administered to Kermit Hargis, Polk County Council on Aging board member.

• Received the March Collector’s Monthly Turnover from Collector McGinnis.

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on conditions of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed East 555th Road.

• Oath of office was administered to Zachary Butler, Humansville Special Road District commissioner.

• Invoices were presented for approval and payment. Commissioner Austin made a motion to approve and pay as submitted. Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote was 2-0 with Commissioner Legan absent.

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