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The Kennett Police Department would like to inform the citizens of Kennett about the use of golf carts, riding mowers and other motorized vehicles on City streets.

To operate any motor vehicle (Gas or Electric) on a City or State roadway, the operator must have a valid license. The motor vehicle must be licensed and registered with the Department of Revenue. Golf carts fall under the definition of a motor vehicle. A motor scooter that is under 50cc is classified as a motorized Bicycle.

City ordinance Section 385.050 states as follows:

No person shall operate or park any motor vehicle or trailer upon any street or highway of this City unless such motor vehicle or trailer has properly displayed a valid license plate or plates or temporary permit issued to a lawful owner of the vehicle by the Department of Revenue. Violation of this ordinance may result in the vehicle being towed and or fines.

On 07/27/16, Kennett Officers arrested 46 year old Robert A. Ward of Kennett. Ward was arrested on a City of Kennett and Dunklin County warrant. Ward is being held in the Dunklin County Jail with a total bond set at $1100.00.

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 200 Cedar Street • Kennett, Missouri 63857 • Phone 573-888-4622 • Fax 573-888-4933

NEWS RELEASE

Date: 3/30/16

The Kennett Police Department has been contacted by CLGW and advised that there has been a telephone “scam” going on the past several weeks.  There is an unknown individual calling people and businesses saying their bill is past due and demanding immediate payment.  The CLGW customers are being told in one instance to go to Harp’s grocery and get a prepaid card for $500.00 and then call an 800 number and give them the number to the prepaid card to pull the money off of it.  In another instance that happened yesterday, the caller claiming to be from CLGW again told the customer that their bill was late and demanded immediate payment again and gave them an account number with a bank name to wire the money to.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from CLGW and instructing you to make a payment through prepaid cards or wiring monies to them, DO NOT.  CLGW very seldom makes actual phone calls regarding past due bills.  If they do, they will instruct you to come to the office and make a payment or to mail the payment to the CLGW office.

The Kennett Police Department request that if you receive a call of this nature and suspect it is a “scam”, attempt to get all the information you can, i.e.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Det. Lt. John Higgins

Kennett Police Department, C.I.D.

Voice 573-888-4622

Fax: 573-888-4933

Email: jhiggins@kennettpd.org

On March 16, 2016, Kennett Officers were following up on leads regarding
narcotics. The investigation led to a traffic stop on Varner and N. Baldwin
streets in Kennett. During the duration of the traffic stop a large undisclosed amount of Methamphetamine was found in a hidden compartment in the vehicle along with several bags of K2. The street value of the recovered methamphetamine
was estimated at 21,000 dollars.

This incident led to the arrest of Gary
King from Hayti and Emanuel Martinez from Braggadocio. Both were placed in
custody at the Dunklin County Jail where they remain on a 150,000.00 bond.

The investigation continued and more leads were found. Kennett
Officers followed up with a search warrant for a residence on government
housing. The search warrant led to the arrest of Tory Cole for an
undisclosed amount of K2. He is being charged with possession of a
controlled substance.

This investigation is of the utmost importance to the Kennett Police Department due to the recent overdoses of K2.

The Kennett Police Department continues this investigation with more arrest and search warrants expected soon.

On Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. Kennett Officers arrested Sharon Shepard of Blytheville Arkansas on a Felony Warrant out of Dunklin County for Failure To Appear and a City of Kennett warrant for Failed To Appear. At this time she was taken into custody and transported to the Dunklin County Jail.

On Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. Kennett Officers arrested George E. Reed of Malden Missouri on a City Of Kennett warrant for Failed To Appear. At this time he was taken into custody and transported to the Dunklin County Jail.

On 01/14/16 at 8:14pm, Kennett Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. During this investigation, it was learned that the suspect who was identified as 17 year old Nave B. McNatt of Caruthersville, MO had been stealing clothing. Officers later released McNatt with a summons to appear in Kennett Municipal Court.

On 01/15/16 at 12:59am, Kennett Officers arrested 39 year old Eric D. Harrell of Kennett on a City of Kennett warrant for failure to appear. Harrell is being held in the Dunklin County Jail at this time with a bond set at $350 cash only.

Kennett Police Department
News Release
12-31-2015 and 1-1-2016

At approximately 6:19pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of First and the South Bypass in reference to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 1989 GMC pick-up driven by Glen Williams of Blytheville Arkansas backed into a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Jacob Martin of Kennett. Martin and a passenger in his vehicle were transported by the Medic One Ambulance Service to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center for injuries they sustained during the collision.

At approximately 9:59pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Bradley Street in reference to a male had arrived at a residence with blood all over him. Upon arrival, officers learned that the male had been reportedly stabbed at a residence nearby. The victim was transported by the Medic One Ambulance Service to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center for his injuries. After subsequent investigation, officers were able to identify a suspect. The suspect has not been located at the time of this news release and their information will not be released at this time.

At approximately 12:02am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of South Anthony Street in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers learned that two intoxicated sisters had been fighting. Officers subsequently arrested 34 year old Autumn Varnell and 36 year old Brenda Wilson both of Kennett for Domestic Violence. Both subjects were transported to and held in the Dunklin County Justice Center where they were placed on a 12 hour hold and scheduled to be released on a Kennett Municipal Court Summons after the 12 hours pending their court date.

On 12/27/15 at 5:51pm, Kennett Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. Officers later arrested 27 year old Jessica D. Young of Blytheville, AR. for burglary after learning Young had been barred from Wal-Mart Stores. Young was also arrested on a felony warrant out of Mississippi County Arkansas for failure to appear. Young is being held in the Dunklin County Jail at this time.

Information for the Public: Any time you are barred from a business and you return to that business and commit a crime, you can and will be charged with burglary which is a class B felony.

Kennett Police Department
News Release
12-25 and 12-26-2015

At approximately 6:34pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Vine Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, and during the investigation, officers located an undisclosed amount of Marijuana in plain view inside the residence. After further subsequent investigation, officers arrested 25 year old Kendra Malone of Kennett for possession of marijuana. Malone was later released on a Kennett Municipal Court summons pending her court date.

At approximately 9:57pm, officers were advised of a subject who had been seen prowling around the storage containers behind Wal-Mart had fled on foot after noticing he was being watched. Officers located the individual and subsequently arrested 44 year old Ricky Hamlett of Kennett for possession of drug paraphernalia. Hamlett was later released on a Kennett Municipal Court summons pending his court date.

At approximately 10:43pm, officers were flagged down and advised of a subject who was apparently passed out behind the steering wheel of his vehicle which was stationary in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Upon arrival, and after subsequent investigation, officers arrested 22 year old Ian Wilson of Hayti for Driving While Intoxicated-Drugs and for Possession of Marijuana. Due to his intoxication level, Wilson was later transported by the Medic One Ambulance Service to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center Emergency Room where he was released on a Kennett Municipal Court summons for each charge and allowed to seek medical treatment pending his court date.

At approximately 11:20pm, officers were dispatched to the Missouri Probation and Parole Office in reference to a person with a warrant. Upon arrival, officers subsequently arrested 41 year old Ronald Mann of Kennett on an active warrant which had been issued through the Missouri Probation and Parole Board. Mann was transported to and held in the Dunklin County Justice Center on the warrant only with no bond.

At approximately 3:34am, officers arrested 21 year old Artez Williams of Kennett on an active Kennett Municipal warrant charging him with failure to obey on the original charge of no seat belt. Williams later posted a bond of $42.50 and was released with a new court date.

At approximately 4:45am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of West Ninth Street in reference to loud music coming from a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers subsequently located the owner and advised him to turn to the music down and to keep it down. At approximately 5:22am, officers were dispatched back to the same residence with the same reference. Upon arrival, officers then subsequently arrested 45 year old Otis Yancey of Kennett for Peace Disturbance. Yancey was later released on a Kennett Municipal Court summons pending his court date.

At approximately 5:08am, officers arrested 29 year old Hershel Howard of Manila Arkansas on an active Kennett Municipal warrant charging him with failure to appear on the original charge of No Drivers License. Howard was transported to and held in the Dunklin County Justice Center with a bond of $100 cash only.

Kennett Police Department
News Release
12-3 & 12-4-2015

At approximately 06:58pm, Kennett officers arrested 32 year old Justin Spitzer of Kennett on a warrant issued by the Missouri Probation and Parole Board charging him with violating the terms of his parole. Spitzer was transported to, and held, in the Dunklin County Justice Center on the warrant only with no bond.

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