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Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks information on additional victims of man arrested for child molestation

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Mark Scott West, 54, of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. West was arrested on Monday, September 20, 2021, for child molestation in the 2nd degree with a child less than 12 years old. Criminal investigators seek information about possible additional victims, adult […]

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Seven die in traffic crashes over Labor Day holiday weekend

Seven people died in traffic crashes during the 2021 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 18 fatalities. The 2021 counting period for the Labor Day holiday ran from 6 p.m., Friday, September 3, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 6.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following enforcement activity during the 2021 Labor […]

Sergeant Aaron Griffin 2021 Instructor of the Year

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Sergeant Aaron Griffin named 2021 Instructor Of The Year

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the State & Provincial Police Academy Directors have named MSHP Sergeant Aaron K. Griffin its Instructor of the Year for 2021. Nominations for this award come from police academies throughout the United States and Canada. SPPADS is a section of the International Association of Chiefs of […]

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Vote for the best looking law enforcement cruiser in “2021 America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ “2021 America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest” and invites the public to vote for the MSHP’s cruiser. The 2021 MSHP submission features a marked, black MSHP Dodge Charger sitting in front of a rustic barn with the U.S. flag painted on […]

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Two suspects detained, 9 victims rescued, during human trafficking operation at Holiday Inn East Hotel in Columbia

The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a multitude of other local, state, and federal agencies conducted a successful joint human trafficking operation at the Holiday Inn East hotel in Columbia, Missouri on Friday night. The joint operation, organized by the Columbia Police Department, the […]

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Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol taking part in “America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ “2020 America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest” and invites the public to vote for the MSHP’s cruiser. The 2020 MSHP submission features a marked, black MSHP Chevrolet Tahoe and marked, black MSHP Dodge Charger sitting on the field of Arrowhead Stadium […]

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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeking assistance from public in sexual assault investigation

Following the recent arrest of a Kansas couple, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is seeking further information for an ongoing sexual assault investigation in the Lake of the Ozarks area. In January, Carl Mort, 41, and Cassandra Wedeking, 39, of Overland Park, Kansas, were formally charged by the Morgan […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for Commercial Vehicle Officer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is accepting applications for new commercial vehicle officers. The 10th Commercial Vehicle Officer Class is scheduled to begin training on February 3, 2020. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. The Human Resources Division will contact each applicant to determine their location(s) of interest. […]

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You can vote in the highway patrol “America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ “2019 America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest” and invites the public to vote for the MSHP’s cruiser. The 2019 MSHP submission featured in the photo above the story is a marked, vibrant blue, MSHP Dodge Charger and marked MSHP Donzi patrol […]

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri set to begin May 18, 2019

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 32 years ago, will begin on May 18, and continue through Friday, May 31. Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the […]

Accident

Unionville teen hurt in crash at city intersection

Two vehicles collided at an intersection in Unionville early Wednesday evening, resulting in one driver being taken to a hospital. The highway patrol reports 18-year-old Jessica Raisor of Unionville was taken by ambulance to Putnam County Memorial Hospital of Unionville with minor injuries. Ms. Raisor was driving a car eastbound when she attempted to make […]

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Iowa man flees from authorities in Livingston County, then crashes, apologizes and gets arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of an Osceola, Iowa man who allegedly fled from a deputy. Twenty-two year old Skyler James Lane has been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $2,500. Online court information shows Lane is scheduled […]

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Purdin woman life-flighted after falling asleep at the wheel

The Highway Patrol reports a Purdin woman sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident three miles north of Purdin Tuesday morning. Thirty-two-year-old Jennifer Fainter traveled south on Missouri Highway 5 when she fell asleep. Her car then ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment, went airborne, and then struck the ground […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in Livingston County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced that sometime during the month of May, Troop H will conduct a DWI saturation in Livingston County. The patrol reports that the area was selected based on the high number of drinking-related crashes, the high number of contact with drivers who have been drinking as well as the […]

Traffic Accident

Chillicothe teen injured in crash on rural Livingston County road

A Chillicothe teenager, 17-year-old Blake Curtis, received moderate injuries when the sports utility vehicle he was driving was involved in a rollover accident one mile west of Chillicothe. Curtis was taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center. The reported note he was using a seat belt. The highway patrol reports Curtis was eastbound on County […]