CRIME & SAFETY
Woman shot late Wednesday in stable condition
St. Joseph police are investigating an overnight shooting after a woman arrived at Mosaic Life Care with a gunshot wound. The 21-year-old woman initially was in critical condition but has been upgraded to stable, police said.
Second man sentenced in deadly St. Joseph drive by shooting
A second man has been sentenced in the 2022 New Year’s Day drive-by shooting that left a 55-year-old St. Joseph man dead. Nineteen-year-old Brison Waggoner pleaded guilty earlier to firing a gun from a moving vehicle into a home. Waggoner has been sentenced to 24 years in prison in...
Man charged with assault following Thursday stabbing
A St. Joseph man has been charged with first-degree assault in connection with a stabbing that occurred Thursday morning at a home on N. Sixth Street. Derek Odom, 41, allegedly stabbed the victim at least five times, leaving wounds to the 35-year-old man's head, neck, torso and upper shoulder, critically injuring him, according to a probable cause statement. Odom left the home on foot following the incident.
A Man From Rosendale Jailed For Plethora Of Outstanding Warrants
A man from Rosendale was jailed Tuesday for a plethora of outstanding warrants in Buchanan County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, they arrested 41-year-old Juan P. Ontiveros Lugo shortly before 8 A.M. He was wanted on three misdemeanor traffic warrants originating from Troop A of the Highway Patrol,...
St. Joseph Youth Alliance suffers break in
On the heels of another nonprofit break-in, the St. Joseph Youth Alliance had several items stolen early Thursday morning, including a company vehicle. Along with the car, the suspect walked away with cash, credit cards and electronics, according to Youth Alliance staff. The break-in occurred just after 3 a.m.
St Joseph Police Department Is Still Looking For The Persons Responsible In A Shooting Friday
(ST JOSEPH, MO) -The St Joseph Police Department is still searching for the people responsible for a shooting last Friday at Corby Pond that caused life-threatening injuries to an area man. They have no suspect information that has been released and nobody has been arrested. The victim’s identity has yet...
New simulators will provide Law Enforcement Academy cadets learning experiences
Two new simulators at the Missouri Western Law Enforcement Academy will help future law enforcement officers learn in new and advanced ways. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in a new training suite at the law enforcement academy for a MILO simulator, which teaches decision making, and a new driving simulator.
Law Enforcement Academy graduation set for June 9
The Missouri Western State University Regional Law Enforcement Academy will hold graduation ceremonies for Class No. 59 and Class No. 60 at 6 pm, Friday, June 9, in the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western campus. A brief reception will follow in the Enright Community Rooms, Spratt 214-216. The event...
Police: Kansas woman jailed for alleged burglary
ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas woman for alleged burglary. On Saturday, police arrested 22-year-old Ciara L. Swenson of Atchison, on a Buchanan County Missouri warrant for burglary, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. In October 0f 2019, she was jailed on requested charges of heroin or...
St. Joseph man severely wounded in shooting
A St. Joseph man is being treated for a life-threatening wound after a shooting near Corby Pond. St. Joseph police report the shooting took place near 22nd Street and Northeast Parkway late Friday night. Police say officers pulled the victim over at 36th Street and Frederick Avenue as he was trying to drive to the hospital. Officers began emergency treatment until Buchanan County EMS arrived to take him to the hospital.
Mo West Law Enforcement Academy Simulator Ribbon Cutting Thursday
The Missouri Western State University Regional Law Enforcement Academy will host a ribbon-cutting for two new simulators this week. The simulators, the MILO Range Theater system and FAAC Police Driving Simulator, will enhance the Academy’s ability to safely train cadets in a variety of emergency scenarios. The MILO Range...
Court reinstates death penalty order for killer captured in Kansas
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated a stay of execution for a Missouri inmate who is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday for his role in the deaths of two jailers. Michael Tisius, 42, was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Randolph County...
Law Enforcement Academy grads will soon carry a local badge
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) At least four graduates from Missouri Western's Regional Law Enforcement Academy will soon be joining the St. Joseph Police Department. Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, June 9th are at 6 p-m, in the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western Campus. A total of 23 recruits will...
20 year-old City of St. Joseph temp employee remains in stable condition
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph Police Captain Jeff Wilson says there are no suspects in the shooting of a 20 year-old white, male on Friday night near Corby Pond. Wilson says the man is a St. Joseph resident and City of St. Joseph officials confirm he was a temporary employee with the city. Currently the man is in stable condition while police ask the public for help in identifying a suspect.
Man suffers life-threatening gunshot Friday night
An unknown party shot a local man on Friday night in an area near Corby Pond, and the man tried to drive himself to the hospital before being stopped by police along Frederick Avenue, near Bishop LeBlond High School. Sgt. Jeremy Peters, St. Joseph Police Department, said the man suffered...
Woman injured in overnight shooting, SJPD investigating
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened near the Mark Youngdahl Conservation Area Thursday night. According to police, officers responded to the area of 32nd Street and Charles Street around 11:30 p.m. Police said a woman suffered a gunshot wound, but is in...
Officer pursuing discrimination lawsuit against SJPD
A St. Joseph police officer who has been with the department for seven years is moving forward with her lawsuit against the department alleging discrimination. Officer Lauren Houston alleges the discrimination started when she was in the police academy and her polygraph results were released to the entire department.
Two injured in T-bone crash on St. Joseph Avenue
A woman driver failed to yield Thursday afternoon at Cook and St. Joseph Ave., leading to a collision that injured her and another woman, police said at the scene. Officer Mannee McMiller with the St. Joseph Police Department said the woman drove west from Cook Road onto the intersection after stopping, but she did not yield to traffic headed north on the Ave., and a northbound car collided into her side as she attempted to cross.
St Joseph Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Shooting
(ST JOSEPH, MO) – A shooting that took place Wednesday on the South side of St Joseph is being investigated by the city’s police department. Shortly after 3 A.M. St Joseph Police responded to a location nearly a block away from the St Joseph School Districts Early Learning Center on Pine Street.
Demotion of police officer upheld after lawsuit
A Buchanan County judge has found in favor of the city of St. Joseph in a civil lawsuit filed by a police officer who was demoted following incidents surrounding a 2021 FOP banquet. Officer James Douglas Howard filed the suit after he was demoted from the rank of sergeant to...
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