Category Archives: Crime

Locals Receiving Latest Round of ‘Grandparent Scam’ Calls

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

The last thing any woman wants is to receive a distress call from a grandchild. It is that kind of stress that scammers are now trying to capitalize on. On Monday, a local woman reported the latest scam to the Memphis Democrat. She reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be her oldest grandson. […]

Baring Man Seriously Hurt in ATV Rollover

Written on May 31, 2016 at 2:06 pm, by

  A Baring man sustained serious injuries when an all-terrain vehicle he was  a passenger in, overturned ejecting him and two other individuals. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Richard B. Wilson, 30 was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred May 25th  at 2:15 a.m. on private property near Greensburg. Darlene E. Bryant, […]

Rutledge Couple, Son Arrested Following Altercation in Memphis

Written on May 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm, by

A Rutledge couple and their son are facing felony charges following an altercation in Memphis on Friday night. According to the Memphis Police Department, a report was received at 7:30 p.m. of an altercation at a residence on Jefferson and Maple streets in Memphis. The caller stated that a number of people armed with baseball […]

Police Looking to Head Off Future Cases of Vandalism to Parks

Written on April 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm, by

Do you recognize these tubes of paint? According to the Memphis Police Department, they are not found on the shelves of local retailers, and they are hoping parents in Memphis might remember purchasing such items. The containers were found at the scene of some vandalism at Johnson Park in Memphis. “There was not a whole […]

Law Warns Against IRS Phone Scam

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm, by

The City of Memphis and Scotland County residents are once again reminded not to give out personal information to anyone over the phone. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has received some more phone calls this week about IRS scam calls being circulated in and around Scotland County. “It appears that elderly people are the ones […]

Teen Drivers Fined $500 for ‘Street Racing’

Written on March 29, 2016 at 11:37 am, by

A recent Scotland County court case has assigned a pretty hefty price tag to what might be considered by some as just boys having a little fun. Two area teenagers received $500 fines after pleading guilty to municipal charges of excessive acceleration at their March 22nd court date before Associate Circuit Judge Karl DeMarce. The […]

Tips Lead to Arrests in Wisconsin Stolen Vehicle Case

Written on February 25, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

What started as an investigation into a rash of vehicle break-ins has turned into a felony stolen vehicle case against a pair of Wisconsin teenagers after several tips from the public aided the Memphis Police Department in recovering a stolen vehicle in Memphis. Matthew L. Walters, 17, and Dylan J. Hohlstein, 19, were taken into […]

Tickets Issued Following Brutal Dog Attack

Written on February 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm, by

A pair of vicious dog citations were issued in the aftermath of a dog attack at a Memphis residence that left a total of four family pets deceased. According to the Memphis Police Department, a pair of pit bull-cross dogs entered the yard of the Alan and Tammy Adams residence at 517 W. Missouri Street. […]

SCC Partners with Clark County Drug/DWI Court to Provide Adult Education Classes

Written on January 14, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

The First Judicial Circuit Drug/DWI Court is excited to announce they have recently partnered with Southeastern Community College in southeast Iowa and will soon be offering High School Equivalency Preparation (formerly GED) classes, to not only the participants of their program, but also to the general public. These classes will be conducted in the conference […]

Third Arrest Made in Ongoing Drug Investigation

Written on November 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm, by

A Gorin woman was taken into custody on November 10th by the Memphis Police Department as part of an ongoing drug investigation by the MPD, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and north Missouri Drug Task Force. Melissa A. Sizemore, 53, was arrested on a class B felony charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled […]