POPLAR BLUFF POLICE INVESTIGATING BREAK IN AT LOCAL BUSINESS

Police in Poplar Bluff are investigating a break in earlier this week at a local business.

Officials with the Poplar Bluff Police department tell KWOC News that shortly after 9 pm on Monday, officers responded to Dollar Jewelry and More in reference to an alarm sounding at the business.

At the scene, officers discovered the front door of the business was broken and it appeared suspects made entry into the store and stole items.

Two suspects were seen in surveillance video obtained from the business. The surveillance footage is available on the KWOC Facebook page.

Anyone with information pertaining to the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Detective Steve McCane at 573-785-5776, extension 1316.

 

RIPLEY COUNTY BURN BAN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 17TH

Officials in Ripley County say that a burn ban for the county has been extended through next week.

According Ripley County Sheriff Mike Barton, the no open burning order was extended to December 17th.

The order says there should be no open burning of leaves, limbs, or other yard waste or household trash of any kind, and no use of campfires, incinerators, or fireworks.

 

DEXTER MAN IN CUSTODY ON SODOMY WARRANT

Authorities in Stoddard County have arrested an area man on a sodomy warrant.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 35 year old Matthew Jarrett, of Dexter, was recently arrested on a warrant for statutory sodomy 1st degree

Few details about the arrest have been released, but officials say that Jarrett’s bond has been set at $25,000, cash only, and he remained in jail as of this morning.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMINAR HELD IN POPLAR BLUFF

A seminar regarding human trafficking was held Wednesday in Poplar Bluff.

Officials tell KWOC News that the Poplar Bluff Police Department hosted the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the seminar.

Multiple area agencies were in attendance, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District.

 

FILING TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK FOR POPLAR BLUFF SCHOOL BOARD

Filing is set to begin next week for seats on the Poplar Bluff R-1 Board of Education.

According to school officials, two seats on the Board of Education will be up for re-election this spring.

Filing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 12th, with the deadline being January 16th.

Interested parties can file for the seats during regular business hours via the administrative assistant to the superintendent’s office at 1110 North Westwood Boulevard.

For more information call 573-785-7751.

 

TWO ARRESTED FOR CRYSTAL METHAMPHETAMINE IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

Two people have been taken into custody in Northeast Arkansas for crystal methamphetamine.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter tells KWOC News that Kyle Brandon was arrested earlier this week for possession of crystal methamphetamine.

Carter says that authorities also arrested Regina Brown for the same charge in an unrelated incident.