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TWO FEDERAL FUGITIVES IN CUSTODY

   
The search for two Federal fugitives ended this week with the arrest of James Rhodenizer and Stephen Klasing. Rhodenizer and Klasing were both wanted by Pulaski County authorities and federal agents.

James Rhodenizer, age 54, was arrested last night by Pulaski County deputies and federal agents in northwestern Pulaski County. Rhodenizer was wanted on multiple State and Federal drug and property crime charges. Also, found in Rhodenizer’s possession was a large sum of cash, along with a powdery material believed to be a controlled substance.

Earlier this week Stephen Klasing, age 32, was arrested in Oklahoma on Federal and State drug charges stemming out of Pulaski County. For the past three months Klasing has been on the Pulaski County Sheriff Department’s Most Wanted list, and was featured as a fugitive by the U.S. Marshal’s Service on national television.

Both men are now in federal custody awaiting legal proceedings. 

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 11:11:44 PM »
What smells of lies is the fact that the family has already tried to settle for money. I'm told the city turned them down. Once the Highway Patrol report comes out their case will dry up and blow away. Just like most of your conspiracy theories Mark.

There were witnesses that saw the two cop cars fly by and no one else! I think Brankle my have been in his personal vehicle. Every thing about this case stinks of lies, and cover-up, and the blue panty wearing cops code of silence!

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:36:30 PM »
It was decided it was a hit and run and they knew no officer was at fault due to no damage on any vehicle. A hit and run case is hard to investigate considering no one saw anything. Case closed, in that case, until someone comes forward with information.

Rick and JB you don’t find it strange that this investigation only took one day, which this happened on 01/31/2010 and it was closed on 02/01/2010.  That Sgt. Lawhead would jeopardize his career if he did not think there was as he stated probable cause.

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 02:09:10 PM »
I heard JT has one.


   Looking for a partner with a boat!!!

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 02:05:57 PM »
I heard it was Brankels vehicle that flew into the towers..

That's my opinion of the people who argue this case..

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 03:12:20 AM »
Piece of A Vehicle, no proof it is Brankels.

The "collision diagram" shows a piece of the vehicle laying in the road.  (just saying)
http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2013-05/126919860-10085036.pdf

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Local News / Re: City of Waynesville sued for alleged cover-up
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:25:46 AM »
I am told there was no evidence of any body damage to the vehicle, not only that but the mshp has the vehicle and has taken it down to nuts and bolts and have back tracked it to the previous owner being the border patrol and have accounted for all maintence records..

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / THE SHERIFF'S VIEW #18
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:19:18 PM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#18
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long
   
   I will begin this week’s article with a warning concerning the vast amount of internet, mail and telephone fraud, which is being attempted these days. Not a day passes where someone does not contact the sheriff’s office to report a scam they have fallen prey to, or come very close. The modern electronic technology we now have opens so many different avenues for the criminal element to reach out to the entire world in search of new victims. I believe many of us have caught on to the array of internet scams out there but lately we have seen a surge of mail scams here in Pulaski County.

     With few exceptions, if you are contacted by anyone who alleges to be holding money for you but requires a small amount of cash via money order or credit card to obtain the money, this will be a scam. The newest fraud scheme we are now seeing is through the U.S. Mail. Criminal groups are sending documents in the mail that look similar to a check, and appear to be from a reputable company. The most recent one I saw was issued to a local resident by the Formost Insurance Company. There is truly a Foremost Insurance Company, but a “Formost” Insurance Company does not exist. This is very common where just one letter is changed to mimic a real corporation.

Instructions were given to the targeted individual to send a $250 processing fee before their check could be activated. As one can guess, this was a fraudulent check in which the victim was out of the $250 they sent to “activate” this fake check. Recovering money lost and prosecuting these scam artists is very difficult, since most are operating out of foreign countries. Bottom line, do not fall victim to an easy money scam and NEVER pay money to receive money.

   I will be returning this week to Jefferson City with numerous other Missouri sheriffs, to show our support for the new Conceal to Carry a Weapon legislation that will transfer the entire CCW process to each county sheriff. I am hoping this will be passed in the very near future, so stay tuned for future updates.

Last week I announced the sheriff’s office will be extending our hours to accept CCW applications in Pulaski County. Today (Monday) an employee will begin training and by weeks-end, should be ready to serve you. These extended hours will cover two week-day evenings and one weekend day. I will have the new days and hours posted in next week’s newsletter.

We are also currently researching the possibility of implementing some type of regulation relating to false residential and commercial alarms. Lately, we have been overwhelmed with false burglar alarms at locations throughout the county. Just last week there were two establishments that we received over 15 combined false alarms. After the first few times the alarms were reported, the owners of the property would not even respond to our notifications. This is a huge waste of resources, especially during this time of year when the sheriff’s department is responding to a large amount of priority calls.

On a national average, 98% of all burglar alarms are false and Pulaski County is no exception. Therefore, we are hoping to have some regulations established in the near future. Our office does encourage the installation and use of alarm systems but it is important they are professionally installed and properly monitored. For our senior citizens or those with health issues, these regulations “will not” affect your panic or emergency alert responses.


   Just another reminder, this Wednesday (5-15) there will be a Special Olympics track meet at the Waynesville Middle School. If you can, please stop by and spend some time in the stands showing your support for these local athletes and the Special Olympic Organization. This event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. I will be attending that morning, so please feel free to pull me aside and say hello.

   Our next Town Hall meeting  will be at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Big Piney on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. On the following Tuesday we will be meeting at the First Baptist Church in Swedeborg at the same time. Once these two meetings are complete, we will go to a once a month schedule at different locations throughout Pulaski County.

For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.

Sheriff Ronald Long




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On the subject of aliens?

I knew you were either not from this planet or you had contact with "them" LOL They had the "citizen hearings" for the last week in Washington. There were hours and hours of testimony! Just think its interesting!

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Both of them are not what I would consider intellectuals and neither offered a bit of proof. I don't believe in most things but I did see something once I won't go into that has me in agreement that aliens exist. Still I wish someone could offer proof of aliens or God to the public, but I don't expect any of that soon.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / SHERIFF'S VIEW 17
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:26:24 PM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#17
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long

   As we enter a new month, some of you have seen another new change in the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, as our new patrol vehicles have arrived. Two new Ford Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles are now fully rigged and patrolling your streets. Three additional patrol cars, Ford Taurus Interceptors, have just been received and by weeks-end, you will be seeing them about the county, too.

I have to admit that in my three decades in law enforcement, I have yet to see a finer patrol vehicle than the Taurus Interceptors. Their ride is superior, the cars are quick and fast, they are loaded with safety features and they have ample room for an office on wheels. I also like the new Explorers but after driving both, I am bias toward the Taurus Interceptors. In being the guardian of our budget, your sheriff here enjoys the fact that these new patrol vehicles get much better gas mileage, come with a 100,000 mile warranty, and were modestly priced. The vehicles are also supporting new decals, giving them a different look. The decals/lettering were designed and printed by two local businesses.
   
    On a dimmer note, as reflected in last week’s newsletter, myself and many other Missouri Sheriffs were expecting to stand on the Capital’s steps on Monday as Lt. Governor Peter Kinder briefed us on the new Missouri Conceal to Carry legislation. Upon reaching the halfway mark to Jefferson City, I was advised the meeting had been cancelled. At this point I am not for sure why, but was told it would be rescheduled in the near future. I will keep you updated on this event, since news surround Missouri CCW permits, along with gun control issues, seem to be a great concern to Pulaski County residents.

Regarding the same topic, within the next week I will be announcing extended hours to apply for CCW permits in our county. Right now I am looking at two evenings a week, along with four hours on Saturday. This will make the CCW application service more assessable to the working community. With the large influx of CCW applications this year, we want to make this process more accommodating to our citizens.

Some more good news came down this week when we learned that the Special Olympics track meet, which was rained out last month, has been rescheduled for May the 15th. Deputies, police officers and troopers throughout Pulaski County have been working diligently to raise funds for these local athletes. As of this point, “thousands” of dollars have been raised in our county for the Special Olympics. One of the primary ways law enforcement is raising money is with the sale of Special Olympic T-shirts. If you would like to purchase one of these shirts to support the program, please contact your local police department, or the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The joint training operation last week involving Pulaski County EMS, fire and law enforcement was a huge success. I had the opportunity to be a ring-side spectator during a portion of this high intense training at the old Waynesville Middle School. The training revolved around school and mass causality scenarios, and was presented by a nationally recognized company. Over thirty public service officials attended this training, with each branch of service being equally represented. We hate to think of a mass casualty situation in Pulaski County but if this would ever occur, your public service officials are prepared.

   Our next Town Hall meeting will be in Big Piney on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. We will be meeting at the Hopewell Baptist Church, which is located at the intersection of Highway TT and Big Piney. I will be announcing the location of the Swedeborg meeting in my article next week.

For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.

Sheriff Ronald Long




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Michelle Pruett, 29, of Turkey Ridge, has been arrested..

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STABBING LEAVES MAN CRITICAL
A family quarrel late Thursday afternoon resulted in a stabbing, leaving a Laquey man in critical condition.
At approximately 4:00 PM, Pulaski County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a home on Highway W in Laquey, after receiving a 911 call from a female advising someone there had just been stabbed. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies and EMS personnel discovered a male victim in the home who was bleeding profusely from a large stab wound. A family member was administering first aid to the victim, which was probably the sole factor in keeping him alive until help arrived.
The male victim, identified as Raemond Pruett, was transported to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital for emergency surgery, and was later moved to a hospital in Columbia for further care.
An investigation into the matter led to the arrest of a female suspect, who was transported to the Pulaski County Jail where she was incarcerated. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.

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World News / Re: SEAL Team 4 Commanding Officer Commits Suicide
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:18:50 AM »
Too much to sypher, I'll stick with my original Mark suspicions. LOL


Now decide if they really killed him, Why so many are dead, and idk has our government gone completely commie, whacko!

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World News / Re: SEAL Team 4 Commanding Officer Commits Suicide
« on: May 02, 2013, 04:23:56 PM »
I have decided that some of them are dead, now what?

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / SHERIFF'S VIEW # 16
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:43:54 PM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#16
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long

   The headliner for this past week seemed to be the alleged crime spree of felony suspect, Chad Lange, along with his pursuit and apprehension. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Dixon Police Department were working multiple cases where Lange was the suspect, ranging from Auto Thefts to Burglaries. After felony warrants for such were issued for Lange’s arrest, officials began tracking the suspect. On Thursday evening, yours truly (I) engaged in a car chase with suspect Lange, which began in the 15700 Block of Cave Road, located just south of Dixon. In my thirty-three years of law enforcement, I have witnessed few cases of such reckless driving as Chad Lange was demonstrating. If a vehicle would have been traveling down Cave Road at the time and location of this pursuit, without a doubt a serious or fatal accident would have occurred with Lange’s vehicle.

   After bursting through a farm gate and 4-wheeling up a logging trail, Lange was able to elude me and escape to other parts of Pulaski County. A multi-agency dragnet for the suspect was unsuccessful, so the search was discontinued in the early morning hours. Several hours later, the Lebanon Police Department engaged in a pursuit of the same vehicle and it wreck out. The driver (believed to be Lange) also eluded them. I would like to thank all agencies that assisted with the search for suspect Lange, especially the Missouri State Highway Patrol who send multiple troopers and their helicopter.

   A small task force compiled of full time and reserve Pulaski County deputies began tracking Chad Lange. Less than twenty-four hours later, fugitive Lange was located in a motel room in Rolla. A special greeting party of Pulaski County PCERT (tactical) deputies, and Rolla police officers, extracted Lange from his motel room. Fugitive Lange is now in the confines of the Pulaski County Jail, awaiting legal proceedings. In addition to his warrants, Chad Lange will be facing many additional felony and misdemeanor charges. Trust me in saying that you can be proud of the quality work your Pulaski County deputies demonstrated in bringing fugitive Lange to justice in such a timely manner, because I certainly am!     
 
   With the warm weather closing in, lake and tourist traffic will be increasing on our Pulaski County roadways. This is a good thing regarding local commerce but unfortunately, injury and fatal accidents will increase. Before leaving office, Sheriff J.B. King applied for and was awarded a traffic grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation. This grant is intended to pay deputies overtime to work traffic enforcement details. Therefore, regular patrols throughout the county “will not” decrease but traffic enforcement by our agency will throughout the summer. This is a $5,000 grant that encourages and enables law enforcement agencies to engage in traffic enforcement details (i.e. checkpoints), without depleting any manpower and costing additional monies to the county. I will be announcing further details about these traffic enforcement endeavors in the near future.

   On Saturday morning I was honored to be a guest speaker at the Women of Significance annual banquet, which was held at Westside Baptist Church. I was impressed to see the large turnout of concerned citizens from Pulaski and other neighboring counties. This annual event raises needed funds for women and their children, who are in need of food and shelter, due to abusive spouses. I recall seeing our local shelter grow from a small home to an impressive facility. The fact this type of facility has to exist in sad, but it is encouraging to see such an organization aiding and battling unnecessary domestic violence.

   Once again, I am mentioning the Conceal to Carry a Weapon (CCW) permit. Today (Monday), I will be standing on the steps of our Capital in Jefferson City, shoulder-to-shoulder with many other sheriffs from this state. We will be there supporting new legislation regarding your CCW permits, which will be transferring the entire process from the State to local sheriffs. This legislation will help further protect your rights as a gun owner, along with addressing current privacy issues. I certainly do not mind taking over this additional duty, to further protect your rights. 

   Our Town Hall meeting last Tuesday was in Devils Elbow, in which the turnout was very impressive. Devil’s Elbow residents packed the building and had many great comments and questions. I now have locations for our meetings in Swedeborg and Big Piney, which will be announced in a few days.

For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.

Sheriff Ronald Long




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FUGITIVE LANGE IN CUSTODY

The suspect of a week long crime wave has been apprehended by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, and is now in their jail. Thirty-eight year old Chad Lange was arrested in Rolla last night by deputies from Pulaski County, along with officers from the Rolla Police Department.

Suspect Lange was initially sought by authorities after felony arrest warrants were issued for the offenses of Auto Theft and Burglary. Efforts to apprehend Lange intensified after several pursuits with law enforcement, along with being accused of a growing number of crimes.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department committed a large number of full-time and reserve deputies to locate and apprehend suspect Lange. Around midnight last night, Lange was located and arrested at a hotel in Rolla. Suspect Lange was then taken to the Phelps County Regional Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries that were sustained prior to apprehension. Lange was released from the hospital a few hours later and is now in jail awaiting legal proceedings.

According to Pulaski Sheriff Ron Long, in addition to his warrants for Auto Theft and Burglary, charges are being sought for numerous other felony and misdemeanor crimes Lange is suspected of committing throughout Pulaski and Laclede counties. This investigation also led deputies to other individuals of which criminal charges will be filed against.

Sheriff Long wishes to thank the community for their assistance in helping locate and apprehend Chad Lange.

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MANHUNT CONTINUES FOR FUGITIVE


A manhunt continues in Pulaski County for a fugitive that has lead law enforcement officials on a county wide search, which began early Thursday evening and continued throughout the midnight hours. The suspect, 38 year old Chad Lange, is wanted for numerous felony charges, including Auto Theft and Burglary.

Law enforcement officials initially began searching for suspect Lange after he was named as a perpetrator in numerous car thefts and burglaries in the Dixon area over the past week. The Dixon Police Department, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies have been actively seeking fugitive Lange since warrants were issued for his arrest.

Thursday evening the search escalated when the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department discovered Lange hiding out in the 15,000 Block of Cave Road, just south of Dixon. A car chase ensured, in which suspect Lange was driving a stolen pickup truck. During the pursuit, Lange demonstrating a willful disregard for life and property, and was operating his vehicle in an extremely dangerous manner. Lange was able to elude the sheriff after crashing through a farm gate and driving his 4-wheel drive vehicle up a dilapidated logging trail.

Citizen sightings, along with information developed by authorities, lead law enforcement officials to the Crocker area. The search for Lange was discontinued in the early morning hours after all leads had diminished. Sheriff Ron Long advised this was a multi-agency endeavor, in which every law enforcement agency in Pulaski County assisted in, including Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and their helicopter.

The stolen vehicle Chad Lange was driving at the time of Thursday evening’s pursuit was later discovered by officers in Lebanon. As of this time, fugitive Lange is still at large.

Sheriff Long is asking the communities assistance in locating Chad Lange. Fugitive Lange has an extensive criminal history, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Therefore, do not attempt contact with this individual, if sighted. If you have any information regarding the location of Chad Lange, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 573-774-6196 (also 911), or by calling your local law enforcement agency.

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Local News / Re: Manhunt
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:31:24 PM »
At your service sir. I hear there is a pursuit on Cavee road right now, maybe it is related.

picture????????????

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Local News / Manhunt
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
On 4-20-2013 at 3:28 am a Dixon PD officer noticed a wanted subject at Casey’s in Dixon. He attempted to effect an arrest and the subject escaped out the back door of the store. A female companion was outside in a stolen vehicle and picked the suspect up. The vehicle then left Casey’s and crashed into an electric pole near the intersection of Ellen Street and 5th Street. Both suspects fled on foot. The female suspect was taken into custody on 4-22-2013 and is waiting on formal charges to be filed by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s office. The male suspect is identified as Chad Lange and is still at large.

If anyone has any information on his whereabouts please call the Dixon Police Department or your nearest law enforcement office. Do not attempt to apprehend the suspect as he considered armed and dangerous.

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You could tell it was fake from the sloppy writing..

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / SHERIFF'S VIEW #15
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:50:46 AM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#15
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long
 
            Unfortunately, I must begin on a sad note. Late Saturday afternoon, Pulaski County Assessor Roger Harrison was fatally injured in a construction accident. Roger was a friend and gentleman to all who knew him, along with being a respected public official.  My condolence goes out to the family of our friend, Roger Harrison; he will be greatly missed.       
 
            I attempt to cover new topics each week but there is nothing in this county right now that I receive more questions about than gun control and the Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit. Since the unveiling of our state disseminating CCW application information to Washington a few weeks back, I have received many inquiries about “why did this happen and what is being done about it”.  The first question about “why”; I don’t have a creditable answer, yet, but I can assure you that many residents of this state and elected officials are not too happy about what has occurred.
 
            A concerning issue for law enforcement officials right now is the growing reluctance of some to obtain a CCW permit. With our currently laws allowing for a law abiding citizen to possess a firearm, some feel they will carry a pistol how they see fit, and roll the dice in the event they are discovered carrying a concealed weapon. For those wishing to walk the gray zone, let me assure you that Missouri sheriffs are proceeding at warp speed to correct this questionable leak of information and protect our citizen’s rights. So PLEASE, abide by your laws, and have faith and bear patience that your sheriff and other officials in this state are working hard to correct this problem. Representative from the Missouri Sheriff’s Association are conveying to us (Missouri Sheriffs) that we may soon be solely responsible for the entire CCW process. So, possibly in the next month or two, Missouri Sheriffs will completely handle your CCW permits from start to finish. When this occurs, I can assure each of you that Sheriff Long “will not” be sending your personal information to Washington D.C! 
 
            Two weeks ago I wrote about several grants we were seeking here at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. This week I will be submitting the DSSF grant, which supplements deputy sheriff’s pay for all of our commissioned deputies. In addition, Chief Deputy Groves is currently working on the Vest grant, which will supply bullet-proof vest for a number of our deputies. Some more good news came down the pipe this week from a Wall Street headliner, approving a sizeable equipment donation to this sheriff’s department. Once received, numerous computers throughout this agency will be replaced, which is much needed. Once the donation is in-hand, I will publish additional information about the contributing organization and equipment to be purchased.
 
              On many occasions in the past I have written or spoke about how essential the Pulaski County Reserve Unit is to the daily operations of your sheriff’s department. Beginning the first week of May, local media will be given an insider’s view of the reserves, which will be relayed to you via multiple media outlets. This will be a very enlightening feature that will be of interest to many.
 
              Our next Town Hall meeting will be in Devils Elbow on Tuesday, April the 23rd. We will be meeting at 6:30 PM, at the Whimsical Bend store located at 13400 Highway Z (intersection of Hwy. Z and Treetop) in Devils Elbow.  I am currently in the process of scheduling the Big Piney meeting and following it, one in Swedeborg.
 
For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.
 
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.
 
Sheriff Ronald Long
 
 
 

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / SHERIFF'S VIEW #14
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:39:33 PM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#14
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long
 
            The nucleus, as reflected in many definitions, is the controlling mechanism (or hub) of a living organism or mechanical device. It is the “how or why” things happen. With some things in this world I am unable to explain the nucleus of an organism, event or mechanical device but this is not the case when it comes to crime in Pulaski County. Drugs, both illegal and un-prescribed pharmaceutical medicines, are the nucleus of crime in this county, along with many other locations throughout our nation. In an ongoing effort to combat drug related crimes, many of you have heard or read about our strike on local drug offenders this week, so let me take a few minutes to explain in further detail about this operation.     
 
            During the early morning hours last Thursday, approximately fifty law enforcement officers from this county and Phelps, went door-knocking at the homes of some local drug pushers and meth cooks. A birds-eye view of our staging area would have reflected cop cars from about every agency in Pulaski County, along with members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Rolla Police Department. The Maries County Sheriff Department also assisted with the housing and transportation of our special guests. The Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Circuit Court Clerk Rachelle Beasley, and Judge Collin Long, also assisted with this project.
 
            With fifty-five suspect’s names on felony arrest warrants (some with multiple offenses), law enforcement officials began sweeping this county at the break of dawn. Within the following eight hours, almost thirty felony drug offenders were in custody. As one might conclude, not all of the warrants were able to be executed due to the transient nature of the illegal drug world, but I can assure you that vigilant efforts are being made to apprehend the remaining fugitives. Just a few words of discomfort for those who are still on the run: “you will be found.”
 
            An operation such as this also opens the door for other criminal cases to be made. A few examples include additional drug arrests being made Thursday, along with the confiscation of what appeared to be a large methamphetamine laboratory. The suspected meth lab was seized in the Highway W area, which was in the possession of some local career offenders.     
 
            Personally, one of Thursday’s highlights from me was seeing the results of this multi-jurisdictional endeavor; a team concept working for the betterment of our community. Since taking office I have met with every public safety agency in this county and conveyed my intentions to work with them to combat crime and make Pulaski County a safer place. Last week’s roundup reflects the approach to crime that all Pulaski County law enforcement leaders wish to utilize. Joint efforts like this are conducive in many ways, including diminishing jurisdictional boundaries that give criminals safe havens, and making attacks on crime more affordable in these financially trying times. As we continue to cut the grip that drug abuse has on our community, we will see our crime rate and drug overdose related deaths fall. This type of approach is a win-win for Pulaski County law enforcement and citizens. 
 
            Concerns regarding Federal gun control issues, along with personal CCW license information being forwarded to the Feds, continue to escalate. Recently, I have received numerous calls from Pulaski County residents who wished to voice their concerns about both matters.        As promised, I will continue to fight both of these issues and I do believe that within the next two weeks, results of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association efforts will reflect significant (and positive) changes to the CCW license procedure that will further protect Missourians.
 
            I am also in the process of compiling crime statistics from the first quarter of 2013, which I should be making public within the next two weeks. I do believe many of you will find these of interest. Accompany the statistics will be an explanation of what they truly mean, along with comparisons to the past two years.
 
            On a parting note, a reminder to get out and support our local Special Olympic athletes this Friday at the Track and Field event being hosted by the Waynesville Middle School. In addition to competing against fellow athletes, our Special Olympians are nothing less than thrilled with seeing community support. So, please come out and help your law enforcement officials in making this a very special day for these athletes. 
 
              Our next Town Hall meeting will be in Devils Elbow on Tuesday, April the 23rd. We will be meeting at 6:30 PM, at the Whimsical Bend store located at 13400 Highway Z in Devils Elbow.  Meetings in the Big Piney and Swedeborg areas will soon follow.
 
For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.
 
As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.
 
Sheriff Ronald Long
 
 
 
 

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At approximately 4 a.m., on April 11, 2013, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group (LANEG), and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department concluded a long-term narcotics investigation in Pulaski County.
Over approximately 24 months, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and LANEG were able to conduct a series of narcotic investigations involving the possession, distribution, and sale of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and prescription medications.
The investigation involved 48 loosely affiliated individuals in and around the Pulaski County area. Warrants for each defendant (multiple counts on many) were obtained through the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prior to the mass arrest operation this morning.
Arrest teams consisted of members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Waynesville Police Department, St. Robert Police Department, Richland Police Department, Crocker Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Rolla Police Department, and LANEG.
Individuals arrested in conjunction with this investigation were transported, processed, and held for bond at the Pulaski County Jail. The following individuals were arrested as a result of warrants issued for the listed offense(s):


Latisha Cocroft, 31, St. Robert, MO, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Amy L. Quesenberry, 36, Laquey, MO, production and possession of a controlled substance.
Shane H. Green, 27, Waynesville, MO, production of a controlled substance.
Stella M. Harper, 36, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Dennis A. McMurtrey, 52, Crocker, MO, production of a controlled substance (two counts), attempt to produce a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.
Alyssa Bowers, 26, Waynesville, producing a controlled substance.
Linda M. Green, 62, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Michael W. Harper, 35, Waynesville, production of a controlled substance.
Michael P. Bahr, 50, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance and producing a controlled substance.
Curtis W. Winters, 34, Dixon, MO, possession of a controlled substance.
Kenny D. Jennings, 34, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance.
Cherie L. Kelly, 36, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance.
Charles W. Pitts, 53, Crocker, production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
Carl A. Terry IV, 25, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Lacey C. Martin, 29, St. Robert, possession of a controlled substance (two counts).
Deborah M. Spurlock, 47, Waynesville, possession of a controlled substance (four counts).
Curtis L. Spurlock, 48, Waynesville, possession of a controlled substance (four counts).
Desiree O. Rozar, 42, Dixon, possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and possession of a controlled substance (two counts).
Earl M. Gamblin, 43, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance.
Jerome A. Miller, 26, Laquey, producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance (two counts).

The following individuals were previously incarcerated within the facilities of various jurisdictions when arrested on charges stemming from this investigation:
Anthony D. Haggard, 30, Springfield, MO, sale of a controlled substance (two counts).
Joseph D. Newsome, 30, St. Robert, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance (three counts).
Star'Lynn P. Gann, 25, Dixon, possession of a controlled substance and producing a controlled substance.
Marc A. Faulkner 35, Crocker, selling an imitation controlled substance.
Benjamin C. Johnson, 31, St. Robert, sale of a controlled substance.
Jermaine D. Haggard, 30, St. Robert, three separate counts of sale of a controlled substance.
William R. Elms, 45, Dixon, sale of a controlled substance.
Richard D. Pirtle, 33, St. Robert, two separate counts of sale of a controlled substance.
Donna J. Sidwell, 56, Crocker, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Arrest teams consisted of members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Waynesville Police Department, St. Robert Police Department, Richland Police Department, Crocker Police Department, Dixon Police Department, Rolla Police Department, and LANEG.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: SHERIFF'S VIEW #14
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:44:38 AM »
When the documentary people end up trashing our community hind sight will seem 20 20..

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / SHERIFF'S VIEW #13
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:14:02 PM »
         THE SHERIFF’S VIEW
#13
BY: Sheriff Ronald Long

   As I begin another weekly article, I am sitting here watching (and listening) to the local weather alerts coming across the TV and my cell phone. Accompany our warm weather comes the spring storm season, so I would like to remind all to invest in some type of storm warning alert system. This small investment can be a real life saver. Unlike winter storms and hurricanes, tornados can come as a thief in the night, so be prepared. Weather alert radios are sold in most major stores in your area. Also, some weather alerts are free over your cell phone. One can get cell phone apps and alerts via your cellular providers, along with ones from television and radio stations. In addition, make preparations for shelter in the event that a severe storm or tornado warning/watch is issued.

   As mentioned in prior articles and relayed at your local Town Hall meetings, one of the primary objectives of the Pulaski County Sheriff Department is a team approach within the agency and with other law enforcement, EMS and fire departments in this area. Therefore, on May the 2nd and 3rd, the Pulaski County Sheriff Department will be training with other local emergency services in handling emergency and violent situations within our schools. In this two day training seminar, law enforcement, fire and EMS officials will work through numerous scenarios that could occur within the doors of our educational buildings. Sadly, school violence has escalated to unimaginable levels throughout this nation, and internationally. Officials here in Pulaski County want to be prepared in the event a violent situation did occur locally, along with taking all measures possible to be proactive and prevent such incidents.     

   Today, I took a short drive to Sellers-Sexton Ford and put eyes on the first of five new police interceptor vehicles that were ordered in February. GM Mike Freeman assured me the other four vehicles were in hot-pursuit of the new arrival, so the new fleet of county patrol vehicles will be on the road soon.  In a move to “clean house” of older vehicles, we recently sold (mostly for salvage) approximately two dozen old patrol cars, which had been stored at numerous locations throughout the county. The proceeds from this sale were placed back into the General Revenue budget.

Teenagers throughout this county have been asking for several weeks when their sheriff will begin accepting applications for the Sheriff’s Teenage Advisory Council. The time has arrived, so later this week I will announce via the schools and local media, how teens can apply for this position. If you are a teenager who might be interested in donating your time and talents to this endeavor, stay tuned to your local media this week for further details.

   Last Thursday, representatives from the sheriff’s department and Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman met with the producer of the television documentary about methamphetamine, which they have been wanting to film in this area. The producer and his representatives assured us they would be focusing on how Pulaski County deals with this problem, focusing on enforcement, drug court and community rehab support systems. After a two hour meeting, the producer and his two representatives were given a tour of Pulaski County and Ft. Leonard Wood. They all seemed very impressed with this area and what we can offer for this educational program; therefore, step two has begun. The producer was instructed to submit a written proposal and an outline of program objectives to me as soon as possible, so they can be presented to local business and government leaders, along with the Pulaski County Commissioners, for a final decision. I will be giving updates as these negotiations continue.

     Our next Town Hall meeting will be in Devil’s Elbow. I will be announcing the time and location in my next new’s article. Meetings in the Big Piney and Swedeborg areas will follow. So, stay tuned for dates and locations.

For more information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and other related items of interest, please visit our Web-site at (www.pcsheriff2.com), or on Facebook.

As always, stay safe and do something positive for your community. See you next week.

Sheriff Ronald Long



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Pulaski County Election Results / Re: Election 2013 Pulaski County
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:43:45 PM »
Yup, anytime.

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Pulaski County Election Results / Election 2013 Pulaski County
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:12:55 PM »
1,701 people voted out of 20,824 voters registered in Pulaski County

Dixon R-1 School District Board of Education

Kevin Shepherd 334

Doug Roam 427

Cesar Salais 206

Laquey R-5 School District of Pulaski County Board of Education

Mary Ann Miller 119

Patrick Sanders 59

Danny Click 138

Richland R-IV School District of Pulaski County Board of Education

Eric Graves 56

Jenny Patton 90

Brian York 65

Shad Hilton 103

Daniel Novak 37

Richard A. Allen 25

Mary Howlett 61

Warren Powell 160

Robert "David" Mooney 21

Luke Waters 11

Waynesville R-6 School District Board of Education two winners
Butch O' Riley 401


Dorsey Newcomb 312

Charles Quinn 288

City of Dixon for Municipal Judge for two-year-term

Diane Shultz 70

Patricia Williams 6

Douglas Solan 158

Scott Jones 30

City of Dixon for Alderman-Ward 1 for two-year term

Marlene Blackburn 28

Allan Kuehl 36

City of Dixon for Alderman- Ward 2 for two-year term

Quentin Davis 35

Steven Parker 78

Joann Chilton 10

City of Dixon for Alderman-Ward 2 for one-year unexpired term

Jessie Fleming 27

Travis Rollins 94

City of Waynesville for Council Member Ward 3 for two-year term

Jim Mathews 81

Joseph P. Krill Jr. 18

Nebo-Falcon Fire Protection District for Board of Directors, two-year term

Gary Neher 3

Douglas C. Christlieb 0

Question:

Should the City of Dixon, Mo, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $970,000 for the purpose of extending and improving the streets in said City?

Yes 224

No 28

City of Richland for Mayor, two-year term

Lucy Henson 171

Harold Needs 67

City of Richland for municipal judge, two-year term

Sheila L. Needs 44

Harry R. Eckman Jr. 30

Rodney Blanchard 136

Richard Pentecost 27

Uncontested Results:

City of St. Robert for Mayor – two year term

George Sanders 74

City of St. Robert for Aldermen – Ward 1, two year term

James Phillips 30

City of St. Robert for Aldermen – Ward 2, two year term

Sylvia (Butchy) Newkirk 8

City of St. Robert for Aldermen – Ward 2, 1 year unexpired term

Linda Daniels 8

City of St. Robert for Aldermen – Ward 3, two year term

Allan Johannsen 17

City of St. Robert for Aldermen – Ward 4, two year term

Bill Shaw 17

City of Waynesville for Council Member uncontested races
 
Ward I Councilwoman Diana Stanford
Ward II newcomer William J. Paolicelli
Ward IV Councilman Michael J. France 2 year term
Ward IV Councilman Michael Curtis