Drug Bust

Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

Underage Drinking and Driving DWI

Trenton man arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Tuesday, September 8th on felony driving while intoxicated, habitual offender. Bond for 57-year-old Duane Ernest Harding is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 22nd. Court documents accuse Harding of operating a motor vehicle while […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Safety

Lexington man injured in watercraft collision on Missouri River

A Carrollton resident escaped injury when a vessel he was operating on the Missouri River was involved in a collision with another watercraft. The accident happened Sunday morning at 7:30 in LaFayette County under conditions that the highway patrol described as foggy. 51-year-old David Swearingin of Carrollton was operating a “Monster Cat” downstream while 52-year-old […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle overturns near Lawson injuring woman

A Kansas City resident was hurt late Saturday afternoon in western Ray County when the motorcycle she was operating overturned near Lawson. Twenty-six-year-old Megan Matheson was taken to Excelsior Springs Hospital with minor injuries. The motorcycle was being turned from West 208th Street onto a private drive when the machine overturned. The motorcycle sustained minor […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Accident Graphic

Martinsville man injured in crash on Highway 69; accused of DWI

A Martinsville resident was injured, then arrested, following a two vehicle accident on Tuesday near Eagleville. The highway patrol reports 83 year old John Stegmayer received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to the Harrison County Memorial Hospital in Bethany. The other driver, 66 year old Leonard Stobbe of Eagleville was not […]

Labor Day Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force on roads and waterways during Labor Day weekend

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, incorporate safety into every facet, choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri’s traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, and wearing a seat belt or a life jacket. Help ensure a safer Labor Day […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of men from Spickard and Trenton

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard man on two charges and a Trenton man on a parole violation. Forty-seven year old William Anthony Stoneburner was arrested Monday, August 3rd and has been charged with felony operated vehicle on highway without valid license—third and subsequent offense and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. […]