Thursday April 28, 2016

MISSING POPLAR BLUFF MOTHER FOUND AND IS FACING CHARGESPoplar Bluff police have found the mother of a child who was found alone Monday morning in an area residence.

According to the Poplar Bluff Police Department, on Monday morning officers found a child lying in a bed crying, with a heavily soiled diaper. It was not clear how long she had been left unattended; but she was found lying in a bed with a fan blowing over her, and an empty bottle was lying next to her.

The child was released to an Investigator with the Missouri Children’s Services.

Police have found the child’s mother, 19 year old Jasmine Baldazo, of Poplar Bluff, and have also found an older sibling, Julissa Baldazo.

We spoke with Detective Josh Stewart about the situation,

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On the evening of April 26th, 2016, Julissa Beldazo was located with family in Arkansas and is currently in custody of the Butler County Children's Division. On Wednesday April 27th, 2016, at approximately 9 o'clock in the morning Jasmine Beldazo checked herself into a local hospital and was contacted by investigators with the Poplar Bluff police department. During a subsequent interview, Mrs. Beldazo admitted to investigators that she had become overwhelmed and left the child unattended on Sunday night. A probable cause affidavit was submitted to the Butler County prosecuting attorney's office, seeking charges for endangering the welfare of a child felony and additional charges are expected to be sought. Both children are being treated by physicians in the event that there are illnesses; however none have been discovered at this time. Both appear to be in good health and good spirits.


ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION TO REYNOLDS COUNTY SHOOTING Updating a story we brought to you earlier this week, an arrest has been made in connection to a shooting early Monday morning in Reynolds County.

According to authorities, 28 year old Weston Kinsey, of Springfield, was being sought following a shooting that injured 51 year old Jefferey Parker.

Kinsey has since been arrested in the Springfield area and will be extradited to Reynolds County.


WIND GUSTS MEASURED AT ALMOST 60 MILES PER HOUR IN POPLAR BLUFF Almost 60 mile per hour wind gusts were recorded Tuesday in Poplar Bluff during a storm system that crossed Southeast Missouri.

According to the National Weather Service, the gusts were recorded as 59 miles per hour at 5:23 pm Tuesday. Some areas in Southeast Missouri received hail as well with reports of hail with sizes of just under 1 inch.


QULIN MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE A Qulin man has been taken into custody on a felony methamphetamine charge.

According to the Highway Patrol, 40 year old Jimmie Woodham was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Butler County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Woodham was held in Butler County on a 24 hour hold.


BERNIE WOMAN FACING CHARGE OF ASSAULT OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Authorities in Stoddard County say a Bernie woman has been taken into custody on multiple charges.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, 53 year old Ladonna Hyslip was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and 3rd degree assault of a law enforcement officer.

Her bond was set at $15,000 and she has since bonded out.


TWELVE IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING WARRANT ROUNDUP Multiple area law enforcement agencies teamed up Wednesday morning for a warrant roundup.

According to Captain James McMillen with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, 12 of the nearly 20 people sought were in custody when the roundup came to an end.

The agencies participating in the operation included the SEMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Poplar Bluff Police Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Girardeau Police Department, and Charleston Police Department.

A full list of the people arrested is available on our website.


POPLAR BLUFF KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO HOST COMEDY NIGHT ON APRIL 30TH The Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff will be hosting a comedy night on April 30th.

The comedy show will also include dinner as well. The dinner will begin at 7 pm with the show following at 8.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2280 North Grand the night of the event.