Sept. 29, 2021


On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office animal control officer assisted the Oronogo Police Department in the removal of 18 dogs from a residence at 247 Victor St.

Police Chief Steven Weaver said his department had been working on the problem for about a month. He said there were six reports of dog bites, including the last one called in by an adult on a bicycle being chased by one of the dogs. The responding officer was bit during that incident. Two of the dogs would bite, Weaver said. 

In addition to the 18 dogs picked up last week, a neighbor had earlier taken away eight dogs.

Officers initially didn’t realize how many dogs were inside the residence. They cited the owner for not buying city dog tags, dogs running at large and vicious dogs. Once they became aware of how many dogs were inside the house, Weaver said they were able to get the owner to voluntarily agree to get rid of the dogs.

Weaver said Wednesday that he would follow up on the matter with the staff at the Joplin Humane Society to see how many of the dogs are available for adoption.


Detectives have determined that the case of two gunshot victims discovered on a Sept. 16 disturbance call in the 500 block of N. Colonial Drive was an accident, according to Police Chief Don Melton.

Friday, Aug. 27

18:25 – I was dispatched to 109 S. Tom St. in reference to a tracking device possibly located on a vehicle.

Saturday, Sept. 18

21:39 –  I was dispatched to 1701-A Redbird Drive for a domestic in progress.

Sunday, Sept. 19

10:33 – An individual entered the WCPD lobby to report a stolen firearm from their unlocked vehicle while it was parked at 623 N. Oronogo St.

16:15 – Officers responded to 715-A S. Walker St. in reference to a disturbance in progress.

16:09 – I was dispatched to 1703 W. MacArthur Drive for a past-tense property damage.

Monday, Sept. 20

14:40 – I received a call for service at Atwoods in reference to a past-tense theft of merchandise.

17:13 – Officers responded to WCPD in reference to an identity theft. The crime occurred digitally to the victim, who lives on Crow Street.

17:48 – An officer conducted a traffic stop at Madison and 12th streets in reference to a registration violation. The 48-year-old male driver was cited for no insurance and arrested for a Delaware County, Okla., warrant and delivering a controlled substance.

16:11 – I was dispatched to 2636 Myrtle St. for a past-tense assault.

16:51 –  I was dispatched to 804 N. Madison St. for a past-tense trespassing.

17:53 – I was dispatched to 738 S. Hall St. for a past-tense property damage.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

07:32 – I received a call for service at 1727 Redwood Drive in reference to a theft from a motor vehicle.

11:52 – I was dispatched to a two-vehicle non injury car crash located at Hall and Zora streets. Two-vehicles were traveling southbound on Hall Street. The driver of the semi stopped at the flashing red light and waited for his turn to go. The driver of the semi started across the intersection and stopped. The driver of the semi had to back up because he was entering a no truck route. While backing up to make the left turn onto Zora Avenue he backed up and into the front of a vehicle behind his trailer.

17:37 – Officers responded to 1601 S. Ellis Apt 320 in reference to a theft.

17:53 – I was dispatched to 602 N. Hall St. for a past-tense property damage.

21:36 – I was contacted at WCPD about a past-tense theft at 407 Ware St.

23:08 – Officers responded to the 1800 block of Redbird Drive for a subject experiencing a mental health crisis. One subject was transported to the hospital without incident.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

01:22 – Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Wilson St. in Carterville to gather information about a sexual assault that had occurred a short time earlier in the 200 block of S. Hall St. in Webb City. Initial statements and identifying information were gathered, and an investigation was initiated.

09:45 – I took a report of property damage in the 600 block of N. Madison St. One male juvenile was arrested and transported to the county juvenile detention center.

12:50 – Officers were dispatched to MacArthur and Powell drives in reference to a single-vehicle, serious-injury, motor vehicle crash.

19:15 – I was dispatched to 845 S. Walker St. for a peace disturbance. The victim reported her new boyfriend arrived at her home intoxicated, made threats to kill her, and acted as if he was going to strike her.

17:22 – I was dispatched to the 200 block of S. East St. for a two-vehicle, non-injury, traffic crash. One vehicle was stopped in traffic facing south in the roadway when it was struck from behind by another vehicle.

18:08 – I was dispatched to 501 S. Madison St. for a disturbance. A report of domestic assault was taken.

Thursday, Sept. 23

20:41 – I arrived at 4530 Pool Road for a complaint of threats. A report of domestic assault was taken.

Friday, Sept. 24

08:52 – Sn individual came to WCPD to report someone stole their bicycle from 1802 S. Oronogo Apt. 6A.

11:50 – I took a report for a stolen vehicle from 1504 S. Madison St. The vehicle was a gold 2005 Buick LeSabre with Missouri license plate GC3M1U. The suspect was positively identified and charges for theft have been sent to the prosecutor.

16:16 – An officer was dispatched to 4422 Sunrise in reference to possible theft.

15:06 – I was dispatched to 205 S. Oronogo St. for a disturbance. The caller reported her 2-year-old child was taken by his father, who was trying to leave on a motorcycle. A 23-year-old man was arrested for domestic assault.

Saturday, Sept. 25

12:07 – I received a call for service at 2025 W. Fountain Road in reference to a stolen bicycle.

10:07 – An officer was dispatched to the roundabout in reference to a two-vehicle, non-injury, motor vehicle crash.

13:23 – I received a call for service in the 1600 block of Oronogo St. in reference to a disturbance and assault.

12:45 – An officer was dispatched to Webb City High School in reference to property damage.

13:55 – An officer was dispatched to Madison Street and MacArthur Drive for a leaving the scene motor vehicle accident involving two-vehicles. Both vehicles pulled over at Colonial Drive and Broadway and called to report their location. A 25-year-old female was issued a citation for failure to register a motor vehicle, and a 36-year-old female was issued a citation for improper lane use.

15:06 – An officer conducted a traffic stop at First and Pennsylvania streets for a registration violation. A 63-year-old male driver was cited and arrested for driving while revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to register a motor vehicle.

18:00 – I was dispatched to 811 W. Seventh St. in reference to a stolen bicycle.

Webb City Police Department

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