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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released reports. On Wednesday, March 26th
at about 5:21 pm, Larime Chad Callaway was arrested on a fugitive warrant for Driving While Intoxicated out of Midland, Texas. Callaway has waived extradition and is awaiting transport arrangement from Texas authorities. At 9:50 that same night, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Route P for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a 21-year old female of Salem was a victim of an assault. As a result of the investigation, 22-year old Joshua Coffman of Salem was arrested for Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree. Coffman is currently being held in the Dent County Jail on a $7,000 cash only bond.
The Salem Police Department has released more of their reports. On Saturday, March 15th at 11:59 in the evening, an officer made contact with a 32-year old Salem male near Highway 19 and Tenth who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody on the warrant and incarcerated pending a court appearance. On Tuesday, March 18th at 4:17 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation revealed that a male suspect took merchandise valued at $161 and fled the store. His identity was revealed but he has not been located after running into the wooded area near Walmart. At 5:50 that evening, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 500 block of North Henderson in reference to a burglary. The investigation revealed that someone entered the garage of a residence by force and took a craftsman air compressor valued at $350. Later that night at 9:36, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 1400 block of South Washington in reference to a peace disturbance of loud music. That investigation led to a search of the residence, which revealed a "shake and bake" meth lab. This led to the arrest of a 35-year old Salem male for possession and manufacturing meth. He was incarcerated pending an application for warrants. On Wednesday, March 10th at 11:08 at night, an officer made contact with a 21-year old Salem male in the 500 block of East Roosevelt who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody and incarcerated pending a court appearance. On Thursday, March 20th at 2:00 in the early morning, an officer made contact with a 23-year old Salem female at the station. She had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem was taken into custody. She was then released with a date to appear in court after posting bond. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have any information regarding the theft or burglary reports, which are still under investigation.
Winter weather and snow plowing, along with general wear and tear, take their toll on the stripes that outline state highways. With spring here and warmer temperatures on the way, Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin putting fresh stripes on major mid- Missouri routes starting today. MoDOT crews will work 10 hours a day, Monday through Saturday, for the next few months to lay down the yellow and white stripes. Striping operations are considered work zones, just like any other maintenance or construction project, only they're mobile. During striping season, motorists can expect to encounter slow-moving lines of trucks with flashing lights, boards with flashing arrows and signs that say "Wet Paint. On two-lane highways, MoDOT crews will pull out of the way when they can and where it is safe to do so to let any congestion clear. On four-lane highways, motorists can pull around the striping train by carefully merging into the open lane. A few driving tips to keep in mind when coming upon a striping convoy: Stay behind the last truck in the striping train. The last truck is placed well behind the striping truck. This will give the new paint the few minutes it needs to dry and keep you from tracking fresh paint across the lanes and damaging the new stripes. It also will prevent paint from getting onto your vehicle. If you drive through wet paint, which is water-based, clean your car as quickly as possible with a high-powered water hose such as those used in car washes. For more information about roadway striping or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).
An accident occurred at 4:21 Sunday afternoon in Reynolds County on Route O about a mile and half west of Redford. According to the highway patrol report, 60-year old Jerry Williams of Ellington was driving a Polaris Ranger UTV west when he attempted to turn and was struck by a 2010 Harley ridden west by 50-year old Jack R. Vaughn of Salem. Vaughn suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Barnes Jewish in St. Louis. The Harley was totaled and removed from the scene by Hill’s Metals and Motors. The Polaris sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene of the accident.
The Salem Upper Elementary will host a technology parent meeting with no children allowed on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:30 pm. This meeting is for R-80, R-4, R-2, and 4-H parents. Mrs. Schiffman from the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit and Wayne Becker from the Dent County Sheriff’s Office will present technology safety to the parents, regarding their children and safety on the Internet.