Category Archives: Crime

Police Investigating Break Ins at Memphis Storage Units

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm, by

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a series of thefts at the Memphis Storage Units located on the north edge of town. The investigation began on November 16th when one storage unit renter reported the padlock on the door had been cut and removed and numerous items had been taken from the storage unit. The […]

Police Investigate Gun-Related Incident Near School’s Bus Barn

Written on November 22, 2016 at 11:47 am, by

Tuesday afternoon, as school was letting out, the Memphis Police Department received a complaint that a youth, who appeared to be doing some target practice on private property near the Scotland County R-I bus barn, was being unsafe with the line of fire, possibly creating some danger for the neighboring properties. The initial complaint indicated […]

Attorney General’s Office to Prosecute Felony Drug Charges Against Memphis Man

Written on November 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm, by

A Memphis man is the Scotland County jail on numerous felony drug charges following his arrest over the weekend. Kevin A. Goosey, 53, of Memphis is being held on $75,000 cash only bond on each of three cases filed in the Scotland County Circuit Court by Missouri Assistant Attorney General Scott Sergent as the results […]

Police Warning Businesses, Residents of Utility Bill Scam

Written on October 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm, by

As temperatures turn cooler, no one wants their gas shutoff. That’s what scammers are counting on, as law enforcement agencies this week issued warnings to local business owners and residents regarding potential scam phone calls regarding unpaid utility bills. The Memphis Police Department is investigating a case involving an alleged scam regarding natural gas bills. […]

AR-15 Recovered From 2012 Edina Burglary

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm, by

Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus reports the recovery of a firearm from a 2012 burglary near Edina. The Sheriff received information regarding a stolen AR-15, that was in the possession of a Memphis man, after he purchased it from a Cody Mathias.  Cody Mathias was charged with 2nd degree burglary after the theft of items […]

Memphis Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Punching Police Officer

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm, by

A Memphis man is facing felony charges after his arrest last week for allegedly striking a Memphis Police Officer. According to court documents, Jeffrey L. Cline, 39, has been charged with the class B felony of assault of a law enforcement officer and one count of class D felony resisting arrest following an incident on […]

Memphis Woman Ticketed for Providing Alcohol to Minors

Written on September 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm, by

An investigation into an under-aged drinking party has led to a pair of arrests by the Memphis Police Department. Two individual were ticketed following the incident, which occurred in the evening hours of September 3rd and the morning hours of September 4th. Karen A. Leekhoff, 42, of Memphis, was ticketed with supplying alcohol to a […]

Search for Fugitive Leads to Numerous Arrests in Memphis

Written on September 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm, by

A search for a Schuyler County fugitive led to a number of arrests in Scotland County on Friday after a pair of search warrants were executed at a rural Memphis residence. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was executed at the Philip L. Kirkpatrick residence on Ridge Road after information was […]

Arrest Made in Drug Overdose Death

Written on August 30, 2016 at 11:23 am, by

An Excelsior Springs man is facing a pair of felony drug arrests in Scotland County for his alleged involvement in the criminal investigation of an apparent drug overdose death last week. According to court documents, Christopher F. Wold,  33, is facing a class B felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance and a class […]

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. […]