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Church Burglaries Reported

Within the last couple weeks, police in Grundy and Sullivan counties have received reports of break-in and/or burglary at five separate churches; one in Trenton, the others in nearby rural areas. It is unknown whether they are connected. Small amounts of cash as well as electronics and more have been taken, with damage done to windows and doors. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact law enforcement.

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Jail Staff, Inmates Will Help with Car Show, Anniversary

Discussion was held on inmates at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail assisting with the set up of chairs and clean up during the Pattonsburg 20-year anniversary celebrating the move out of the flood plain, to be held on Oct. 11. The jail will check with the judge to first receive his permission and then get a list of the prisoners who will be allowed to participate.

The jail staff will pop

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Maryville Murder-for-Hire Thwarted

Kristina M. Swinford, 32, Maryville, was arrested on Sept. 19, 2014, and charged on Sept. 22 in federal court in a murder-for-hire scheme. The federal criminal complaint charges Swinford with contacting two individuals to kill the wife of her ex-boyfriend. Swinford met three times with an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent to negotiate the deed. A filed affidavit says Swinford also discussed the job with 

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

9-16-14

12:20 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding theft of gasoline in Jamesport.

3:40 pm – Walk-in to SO regarding C&I driver in Jamesport.

6:57 pm – Complaint regarding dirt bike in Winston.

8:26 pm – C&I driver on I-35.

9-17-14

12:40 pm – Removing abandoned vehicle east of Pattonsburg.

3:03 pm – C&I driver on I-35 at the 75mm.

4:12 pm – Two-vehicle accident on Highway 6

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

County Commission

The road and bridge crew will be working on various projects around Daviess County including clean-up around tubes and bridges in Jamesport Township on 336th Street and placing a tube on Midway Avenue.

Bills were audited.

Ben Becerra discussed his 2014 budget and bills with commissioners.

Mary Hacking discussed

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Jail Board Meets Friday

The Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 inside the training trailer at 102 N Meadows Lane in Pattonsburg. Old business will cover building add on, building pay off, employee insurance and training. A closed session will be held regarding pending litigations.

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Drug Take Back in Cameron

The Cameron Police Department, Cameron Water Department, and PSWD #3 will be working together to participate in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Program on Sept. 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who has old, unwanted prescription medication can bring those to the Cameron PD’s front lobby for disposal.

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Poker Run at Pattonsburg Benefits Special Olympics

An off-road poker run will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Old Pattonsburg school grounds. The event is sponsored by Rob’s Cycle in conjunction with Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympics of Missouri. Side by sides, ATVs, dirt bikes, and UTVs are invited to participate.

The run begins at 2 p.m. A meal will be provided after the ride. Gates open at 12 p.m. Admission is $5 per

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Troop H to Host Memorial Blood Drive

ST. JOSEPH, MO — Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H — which covers Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth counties — will host the Red Cross, Troop H Michael E. Webster Memorial Blood Drive on Oct. 2, 2014, at the MoDOT Northwest District Office (3602 North Belt Highway). The drive runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and honors Corporal

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