Wednesday, Feb. 2

Suspect arrested for road rage against school bus

A man assumed to have been mad about thinking his vehicle was almost struck by a school bus has been charged with property damage and assault.

The incident occurred at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday on the south parking lot of Webb City High School.

According to Police Chief Don Melton, witnesses told officers that the suspect, William C. Thompson, 19, of Webb City, exited his vehicle and began exchanging words with a bus driver. The bus driver shut the driver’s side window, then the suspect punched the window several times and broke it.

Thompson then went back to his vehicle and waited for police to arrive. 

From the investigation, Melton said Thompson was upset that a school bus nearly struck his vehicle as the bus drove around his vehicle while the suspect vehicle was stopped in the middle of the entrance to the parking lot. The school bus was near capacity, with students ranging from kindergarten to high school.

Two charges were filed Tuesday against Thompson (not a student) in Webb City Municipal Court, assault and property damage.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

18:05 – Officers were dispatched to 530 N. East Street in reference to a C&I (careless & imprudent)complaint. A 25-year-old female was arrested for DWI.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

17:23 – A 58-year-old male was taken into custody at Walmart for stealing.

Sunday, Jan. 16

15:26 – I was dispatched to 501 S. Oakland St. for an animal complaint.

14:54 – I was dispatched to Walmart for a past-tense shoplifting.

Friday, Jan. 21

09:56 – I was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a past-tense shoplifting.

13:40 – I was dispatched to Atwoods in reference to stealing.

14:58 – I was dispatched to 537 E. Galena St. in reference to damage done to the property.

Sunday, Jan. 23

01:39 – I was dispatched to 1603 S. Ellis St. Apt 243 in reference a domestic assault.

03:52 – I made contact with a subject in reference a runaway from the 800 block of N. Walker St.

11:50 – I was dispatched to the 1700 block of Redwood in reference to a runaway juvenile.

21:27 – I was dispatched to MacArthur Drive and Madison Street in reference a two-vehicle non injury accident.

21:00 – I responded to WCPD for a runaway juvenile from the 900 block of W. Third St.

Officers were dispatched to the post office to pick up a suspicious substance located by a postal worker on their route.

Monday, Jan. 24

14:29 – A crash occurred in the 500 block of S. Madison St. involving two-vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

11:19 – A crash was reported involving two-vehicles at Zora Street and Range Line Road. No injuries were reported.

13:17 – A crash occurred at Powell and MacArthur drives involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

I was dispatched to Webb City High School in reference to a theft. The suspects were identified and the property was recovered.

17:17 – A report was created for a theft of a catalytic converter from a 2019 Ford F150 in the parking lot of City Hall (200 S. Main).

Wednesday, Jan. 26

10:01 – I was dispatched to Webb City High School in reference to possession of narcotics. The narcotics were seized and a report was forwarded to the Jasper County Juvenile Office.

01:44 – During general patrol, I observed a truck that had expired tags and conducted a traffic stop on South Hall Street. It was found that the driver was suspended.

Thursday, Jan. 27

10:30 – I took a report of theft of two bicycles from 811 W. Seventh St. A somewhat grainy black and white video showed what appeared to be a male and female juvenile wearing hoodies taking the bikes just after midnight, however the faces could not be seen and the clothing brand was unrecognizable. No further leads at this time.

16:50 – I arrived at 213 S. Hall St. reference a report of trespassing. Contact was made with a male subject in the backyard attempting to remove a license plate from a vehicle. The subject was identified and found to be the trespassing suspect, who had warrants for his arrest out of Neosho and Newton County.

21:08 – I was dispatched to 624 S. Roane St. for a verbal domestic which lead to property damage.

Friday, Jan. 28

12:07 – A report was created for shoplifting at Atwoods.

17:19 – Officers contacted two subjects in the west alley of the 100 block of N. Oronogo St. A 35-year-old male was arrested for an active warrant and possession of a controlled substance.

18:14 – Officers were dispatched to MacArthur Drive and Jefferson Street in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

16:43 – Officers were dispatched to 820 N. Walker St. in reference to a past-tense assault.

Saturday, Jan. 29

01:17 – An officer attempted to stop a blue/green colored van near the intersection of Dawson Drive and Tracy Street in reference to a traffic violation. The vehicle fled eastbound on Tracy to Elliot Street, at which point all occupants bailed from the vehicle as it continued rolling east along Tracy, coming to a final rest at a metal fence bordering the property of Missouri Metal Recycling. The suspects were not immediately captured.

09:00 – A report was taken for graffiti at 112 N. Main St., 303 S. Ball St. and the Webb City Farmers Market.

13:41 – Officers were dispatched to 400 N. Roane St. in reference to a past-tense burglary.

19:10 – Officers observed a subject with arrest warrants at 13th and Madison streets. A traffic stop was conducted and two subjects were taken into custody.

19:14 – An officer was dispatched to Walmart in reference to a past-tense shoplifting. Information was obtained and an investigation was started. Charges for shoplifting, stealing and trespassing will be sent to the municipal prosecutor on a 40-year-old female. Still under investigation and other charges are pending.

Webb City Police Department

WCPD is at 200 W. Broadway. Don Melton is the police chief.