Group Photo of Missouri Public Safety Medals

Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Deadly Shooting

Elderly Moberly man jailed without bond; accused of shooting alleged drug dealer in the head

An elderly man from northern Missouri’s Moberly is jailed without bond this (Friday) afternoon, accused of shooting a man he believed to be a drug dealer in the head. Moberly Police Chief Troy Link tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX that the incident happened Thursday evening, just six blocks from the police station.     Charged […]

Prison Sentence

Honduran national sentenced to 5 years in prison without parole for illegal firearm

A Honduran national who led police on a high-speed chase after threatening to shoot one victim and carjacking another has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jose Arevalo-Inestroza, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri, a Honduran national who is illegally in the United States, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays […]

Drug Trafficking

Two men charged with heroin trafficking; Kansas City officers seize nearly 24 pounds of heroin at bus terminal

 Two men traveling through Kansas City, Missouri, were charged in federal court for possessing nearly 24 pounds of heroin aboard a bus en route from California to New York. Darwin G. Morales-Sagastume, 23, and Cristian J. Lopez-Catalan, 28, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., with […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Traffic stop on Highway 36 ends with seizure of Uzi submachine gun, ammunition and drugs

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Task Force are investigating an incident earlier this week. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter stopped a vehicle late at night on Highway 36 because it was being driven as if the driver was impaired […]

Accident Graphic

Two from Unionville injured in crash on Highway 63

Two men from Unionville were among three people taken to the hospital following an accident Sunday afternoon in Schuyler County. Receiving moderate injuries were the truck driver, 38-year-old Donald Hurley, and his passenger, 84-year-old Johnny French, both of Unionville. The driver of another vehicle, an Iowa resident, received minor injuries. All were taken by ambulance […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol report arrests over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger resident in Adair County. Thirty-year-old Brandon Sizemore was arrested on multiple allegations including felony possession of methamphetamine at a county jail; felony unlawful use of a weapon; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia driving while suspended and an Adair County warrant for driving without a […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Two seriously injured when SUV hits guard rail near Pattonsburg

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries when a sports utility vehicle ran off the road and struck a guard rail end four miles south of Pattonsburg Thursday morning, February 4th. The driver, 55-year-old Lewis Buckner of Ridgeway, and passenger, 68-year-old Orvis Fountain of Albany, were transported by ambulance to the Harrison County […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

Fatal Crash

Unionville woman and two men from Kirksville die in head-on crash west of Novinger

Three northeast Missouri residents died in a head-on crash early Monday morning one and a half miles west of Novinger. The two drivers were killed at the scene while one passenger died nearly three hours later at a hospital. The state patrol identified the victims as 36-year-old Nicholaus Ford of Kirksville and his passenger, 30-year-old […]

Scam Graphic

Two men under investigation for attempting to scam rural Grundy County car dealership

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a man from Worth County and another from Harrison County are under investigation after a test drive scam at a rural Grundy County car dealership on November 9th. Herring says as part of the scam, vehicles catalytic converters, are cut from vehicles, and the vehicles are left abandoned. The […]

Kidnapping

Missouri brother, sister charged in armed robberies, kidnapping of pizza delivery drivers

A Kansas City, Missouri, brother and sister were charged in federal court with the armed robberies of two pizza delivery drivers after a third suspect was killed during a shootout with police officers. Samuel M. David, 18, and his sister Rochelle E. David, 22, were charged in a six-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. […]