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Arrests made for theft of large bottle of coins

Jaymie L. Rairdan, 33, Gallatin, and Erick Manning, 24, Lock Springs, have been arrested for the theft of $2,000-$3,000 worth of change from the Gallatin residence of Jesse Toney on Dec. 2.

The probable cause report states that Rairdan allegedly drove her 16-year-old juvenile son and Erick Manning to the 100 block of North Daviess Street the night of Dec. 2. She stayed in the vehicle while her son and

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You’d better watch out! Santa’s little troopers know if you’ve been good or bad 

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, announces that Troop H officers will be participating in the C.A.R.E. Life Saver weekend from Dec. 18, 2015, through Dec. 21, 2015. During that time frame enforcement will be increased in an effort to stop motorists from driving impaired this holiday season and to reduce injury and deaths caused by impaired drivers.
Captain McDonald said, “The holiday season is

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Missing plane found in Daviess County

Command center in Pattonsburg, Mo.

A missing plane was found in the north part of Daviess County near Pattonsburg on Tuesday morning, according to Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra. The pilot, Kenny Stoner, 54, of the Ridgeway/Mount Moriah area, was fatally injured.

The plane was found in a rural area north of Pattonsburg at 151st and Elmwood.

The Cessna 180, a small single engine, fixed-wing airplane, with only Mr. Stoner

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


8 am – Subject reported theft of items from a boat parked on property located north of Lake Viking. Items taken included propane lanterns and a lantern stand all valued at $70.

10:29 pm – Assisting MSHP with traffic stop.

10:38 pm – Hamilton PD advising of C&I driver heading north on Highway 13 from Hamilton.


4:35 am – Alarm at Landes Oil in Jamesport. Accidentally tripped by

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary



11:50 am – Caldwell County advising they have Kyleigh Rothman, 19, Chillicothe, on Daviess County warrant for bond revocation. Original charges were felony burglary and stealing. Rothman was transferred to DDCRJ on $10,000 cash bond.

2:32 pm – Report of dog bite in Jameson.


5:37 am – Car vs. deer on I-35 at the 73mm. No injuries but car is damaged.


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Officer involved shooting in Troop H

On Nov. 29, officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department responded to US 36 and Thorton Road in DeKalb County for a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival of the officers a white male suspect exited the residence and pointed a rifle at the officers. The officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon and the suspect failed to comply, at which time the officers discharged

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Braymer man pleads guilty to $300,000 cattle fraud

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Braymer man pleaded guilty in federal court today to a cattle fraud scheme that the government contends resulted in losses of nearly $300,000 to his victims.

Garland Joseph “Joey” Nelson, 21, of Braymer, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to a federal information that charges

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Regional jail raises rates $10 for Livingston County, says farewell to Norma Crabtree

Administrator Bob Gray informed the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board that he had advised the Livingston County Sheriff of a raise in per diem rates to $40 from the current rate of $30. Commissioners for Livingston County informed Mr. Gray they could only pay $33 per diem. Mr. Gray told the Board that he would have Jim McKinley with Cameron Accounting run the numbers. The jail’s contract with Livingston County ends

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office incident summary


1:15 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding dispute over rental of farmland and crops.

7:09 pm – Complaint regarding domestic assault that occurred sometime earlier and was not reported to SO.


12:40 am – Report of possible trespassing. Found to be friend of family after arrival.

9:17 pm – Assisting MSHP on traffic stop.

9:26 pm – Residential alarm going off at house in Lake Viking.

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