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Regional jail meets Oct. 30

The Daviess/Dekalb County Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the training trailer, 102 N Meadows Lane, Pattonsburg.

The financial report will be followed by old business, including training, records disposal and the part-time nurse. The board will then conduct new business.

The tentative agenda of this meeting also includes a vote to close part of the meeting.

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Truck driver arrested for incident on I-35

At approximately 11 a.m. on  Oct. 1, James V. Williams Jr. was arrested by Sgt. M. Ott on I-35 north in Daviess County, when the trooper responded to a report of a careless and imprudent driver, with exit 68 partially blocked.

Williams, 24, of Kansas City, had run his tractor trailer off of the road. The truck was off the left side of the embankment, with the trailer dollie embedded

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Halloween safety for kids

by Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards

Kids love Halloween. They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday. Some kids already know things that you can do to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with strangers and things like that. But we adults know how exciting Halloween can be and that can make you forget to be careful.

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Recent burglary

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary at about 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the home of Tina and Kurt Esbeck, DD Hwy and Nickle Ave north of Gallatin.

Sheriff Ben Becerra and Chief Deputy Todd Watson responded and determined that numerous firearms as well as a gun safe were missing, along with jewelry.

The investigation is ongoing. “We are working on several leads

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Gallatin police finish annual firearms instruction

web_Police firearms oneGallatin Police Firearms instructors Chief Mark Richards and Sgt. George Stuart conducted the annual firearms instruction and qualification for Gallatin Police Officers on Friday, Oct. 16. This training is required for all certified police officers. Gallatin Police Department is composed of seasoned officers with extensive prior law enforcement experience, from marshal service to large city agencies, including Chief Mark Richards; Sgt. George Stuart; Detective David Vaughn; and Officers Rick Poynter,

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


4:12 pm – Crossroads Correctional Center advising they are in name and number count.

4:15 pm – Possible drunk driver leaving Bethany going to Coffey.

5:03 pm – Crossroads advising they have cleared their count. All prisoners accounted for.


2:55 am – Multiple 911 calls involving intoxicated person. Several hang-ups with no call back number. Found to be address in Gentry County. Advised.

6:35 am – H&M Country

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Want to carry a concealed firearm? Police offer first step 

The Gallatin Police Department is holding a concealed carry class on Sunday, Oct. 18. This course will teach concealed carry law according to Missouri Statute and provide the training required to apply for a Missouri Concealed Carry Permit. Those attending will be required to shoot either a semiautomatic handgun or a revolver. Walk in cost for this class will be $75. If you call and pre-register the cost will be

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


9:47 am – One-car accident on Highway 13 with injuries just south of Coffey.

11:07 am – Assisting with subject moving grain bin near Lock Springs.

3:15 pm – Subject requesting well-being check on individual in Jameson.

4:28 pm – Out with stranded vehicle south of Gallatin on Highway 13.


11:30 am – Funeral escort.

2:47 pm – Towing abandoned vehicle from Highway 13 south of Gallatin.


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Former Trenton man sentenced for producing child porn

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Trenton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to produce child pornography after secretly filming several victims in the shower.

Edward Allen Stieber, 49, of Brookfield, Mo., formerly of Trenton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 25 years in federal prison without parole.

On April 24, 2015, Stieber pleaded guilty

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