Category Archives: Crime

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 […]

Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Bonaparte, Iowa

Written on November 17, 2015 at 11:31 pm, by

A Memphis man is facing charges after a stolen vehicle from Scotland County was recovered in Bonaparte, IA on November 9th. According to the Memphis Police Department, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Maverick Murphy, 21, on November 10th on the class C felony charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. Court documents […]

Deer Hunting Camp Site of Another Drug Arrest

Written on November 17, 2015 at 9:34 pm, by

More than a decade after landing in hot water with the law during a drug arrest at a deer hunting camp, an Arnold, MO man is back in the custody of local enforcement. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Scott A. Johnson, 50, on a class B felony charge of manufacturing a […]

Fugitive of the Week Nabbed in Memphis

Written on November 17, 2015 at 9:26 pm, by

A burglary suspect tabbed as the Fugitive of the Week by the Kirksville Police Department, was taken into custody by the Memphis Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Sunday. November 15th. Richard Elder, Jr., was arrested at 3:39 p.m. after initially trying to flee officers who had located him at a residence […]