Wednesday December 7, 2016

TWO ARRESTED IN MALDEN BURGLARY AND ARSON INVESTIGATIONOfficials say that two arrests have been made as a part of an investigation into the arson and burglary of a Malden Convenience store.

According to the Malden Police Department, the incident occurred in the late evening hours of November 30th at Swindle’s All in One Convenience Store. The estimated total in damage and stolen property is over $250,000.

James Wilson III (The Third), of Malden, and Marcus White, of Clarkton, have each been arrested on a charge of 1st degree burglary.

Wilson is also facing charges of second degree arson and receiving stolen property. Both were being held in the Malden City Jail pending extradition to the Dunklin County Justice Center.


TWO ARRESTED IN WAYNE COUNTY ON METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE Two people have been taken into custody in Wayne County on multiple charges.

According to authorities, 33 year old Rebecca Griffith and 32 year old Christopher Hall, both of Piedmont, were taken into custody shortly after 5 pm on Tuesday.

Both Griffith and Hall are facing charges of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS PREPARED FOR WINTER With a small chance of snow possible tonight, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to make sure their vehicles are ready for winter.

Captain Vitale says drivers should make sure their vehicle is in good working condition before they travel. Also remember to have an ice scraper, tire chains, battery booster cables, blankets, extra coats, gloves, water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, and a bag of sand or cat litter in your trunk.

If you hit inclement weather while driving, remember to slow down and increase your following distance.

If you have an emergency, the Missouri State Highway Patrol emergency number is 1-800-525-5555 or *(star)55 on a cellular phone.


GREENVILLE MAN FACING FELONY METH CHARGE A 50 year old Greenville man is facing a felony meth charge following his arrest Tuesday night in Wayne County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 50 year old Stanley Chubb was taken into custody shortly after 9:30 pm on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

Chubb is also facing a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


WOMAN ARRESTED FOR INVOLUENTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION TO WRECK IN IRON COUNTY An investigation into a wreck in Iron County has led to the arrest of a Steeleville woman.

Sergeant Clark Parrot with the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us that 56 year old Penny Dyer was taken into custody Friday for involuntary manslaughter. Parrot says the arrest was the result of an investigation of a two vehicle fatality crash in Iron County.

Dyer was incarcerated in the Iron County Jail with a $75,000 bond.


POPLAR BLUFF FIRE DEPARTMENT WARNS OF DANGERS WHEN USING SPACE HEATERS With temperatures dropping, the Poplar Bluff Fire Department is warning area residents to be careful when using space heaters.

In a post on the Fire Department’s Facebook page, officials specifically highlighted the danger of using a power strip with your space heater.

The Department says that power strips are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat, causing a fire hazard.


ROUTE 158 IN BUTLER COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TODAY Route 158 in Butler County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway.

According to MoDOT, work is scheduled to be done today from 8 am to 3 pm.

The work zone will be located on Route 158 between Route 142 and Route BB.