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Monday, December 25, 2017
Moses M. Ramsey, 27, Joplin - ARRESTED
Friday, December 22, 2017
Media Contact: Captain Trevor Duncan
Update #1: The suspect in the shooting is identified as Lonnie L. Boyd, 36, Joplin. He is wanted for domestic assault in the first degree and armed criminal action. His location is unknown, we are seeking his arrest. He is said to now have short braided hair.
On 12-21-2017 at 11:38pm we received a call to 5501 East 32nd, Gastrip, for a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 29-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her hip. She was transported to a local hospital and is in surgery, as of this morning.
The suspect hasn’t been arrested at this time. This is however an isolated incident, and is a case of domestic violence. The investigation continues.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Package Thefts Arrest
Contact: Captain Trevor Duncan
The Joplin area had seen an increase in thefts of packages that were delivered and left on porches. Other surrounding communities saw the same activity. With the assistance of eye witnesses and home-surveillance videos, the Joplin Police Department was on the look-out for an older style Red Ford Escape and a white male suspect. That information was supported by other area departments sharing information about a Red Escape being the suspect vehicle. The investigation had identified a partial license plate as well for the suspect vehicle.
On December 2nd, 2017 at 7:19pm a Joplin Police Department Patrol Corporal was on regular patrol at Valley and St. Louis. He saw a red, 2003 Ford Escape turn west onto Valley from St. Louis. The license plate was consistent with the license plate we had, and the vehicle matched the surveillance videos of thefts we had reviewed. The officer stopped the vehicle as it pulled up to 1609 East Valley to further investigate. The driver of the vehicle, Phillip L. Bishop, Joplin, was wearing the same clothes as he was captured on video the day prior committing a theft from a porch in central Joplin.
Detectives and Officers searched the residence they stopped the vehicle at, and located a large amount of suspected stolen items. They were all brand new in different stages of packaging and boxes. More than 130 separate items were seized. Bishop was initially booked on a traffic offense and misdemeanor stealing for the theft the day prior. Detectives are working on linking the property to the theft reports and identifying victims, and additional charges are expected. Anyone who has experienced a package theft is encouraged to report it to the law enforcement agency in which jurisdiction they live. That initial report is needed before we can verify who owns which stolen property. We also ask from patience from victims as this process is time consuming.
901 S. Monroe Stabbing Arrests
Contact: Captain Trevor Duncan
417-623-3131 ext 600
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(64804/64801) — The Children’s Center of SWMO need your financial donation as they increase their monthly budget and pay for this new building that doubles their size.
Please print this NAP TAX CREDIT information sheet and share it with your tax preparer or financial advisor about a larger donation.
For larger donors you can take advantage of the NAP TAX CREDIT. Let's say you owe $1,000 in income tax to the state of MO for 2017.
- Make a donation of $500 supporting the Children's Center.
- Because of the donation, you receive a 50% NAP tax credit from the state of MO and now you have $250 in credits that you can use to reduce your taxes.
- In essence you reduce the amount of taxes you owe from $1,000 to $750 with your donation
NAP is the Neighborhood Assistance Program
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1) Never leave an electric space heater unattended while it is operating. Don't leave it on and leave home.
2) Make sure it is plugged directly into the wall. If you must use an extension cord it needs to be 14-gauge wire. If it's just a small wire it will cause the wire to get HOT. Before tripping your breaker in the fuse box it could heat up and start a fire. Never run any cord under a rug either.
3) Buy the right heater for the space and make sure it has a safety switch. If a child or an animal knocks the heater over then it would turn off automatically.
4) Some space heaters can make your electric bill go up $75-$100 per month. They are not energy savers, they are energy suckers. So bundle up. Dress in layers during the day. More blankets at night.
© 2017 Joplin News First. Breaking news, stories and events that matter to you in the 64804 and 64801. Source: Shannon Becker Associate Editor of Joplin News First
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To address all areas of Joplin, the City utilizes three crews which start in outlying areas and work their way toward the center of Joplin. A crew from the Street Department will start in the northeast section of town (Royal Heights/College View Addition areas) and another crew will start in the Silver Creek/Highlands/Woodland Hills area. The Parks Department crew will start south of 32nd Street and west of Main Street. Crews will work toward the middle of town to complete the program.
Weather permitting, this collection could take over one month.
Residents are reminded not to bag their leaves, but rather rake them to the curb. No tree limbs, brush or rocks should be included in the piles, please. The City asks that residents DO NOT rake leaves into the street, as they may clog the storm drains, and it could cause the City’s street sweeping truck to bypass that area. Please do not place leaf piles over water meters (manhole covers). Doing so may cause Missouri-American Water to estimate your water usage, instead of recording the exact amount for billing purposes.
For residents who wish to dispose of leaves year-round, bring them to the Joplin Compost Facility next to the Turkey Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant at 3457 Eddy Lane, which is west of the intersection of Eddy and North Peace Church Avenue. Please remove leaves from trash bags and take trash bags with you. No brush, tree limbs, bags, or trash, please.
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION: http://www.joplinmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/7291
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Raising Money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States - Nashville Songwriters at Bicknell Center
Nashville Songwriters Raise Money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States in Pittsburg
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(64801) -- Joplin News First and our sister page Joplin News Past is excited about the One Joplin initiative to get neighborhood groups communicating on social media for safety and projects just like this sign.
Communicating regarding: Crime? A lost pet? Celebration? Drug activity? Vacant properties? For Sale properties? Missing children? Stolen items? Illness?
Knowing the name and boundaries of the place where you live is the first step in building a Joplin community where neighbors thrive together. Much like finding out the name of a new acquaintance, there is something about knowing a place's name, that builds a sense of connection and pride for that place.
Find your neighborhood on the map and see if there is a page created you can join. If not consider starting one. Click Joplin Neighborhoods https://goo.gl/maps/
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