Category Archives: Crime

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. […]

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 […]