In the case of all arrests, it must be remembered that the charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
NOTE: Anyone having information concerning any alleged crimes are encouraged to contact the police department at 876-TIPS (8477)
Law enforcement activities
The El Dorado Springs Police Department responded to 98 requests for assistance this past week, Sept.21-27. The requests were as follows:
Ambulance 14, Animal Control 7, Assist Other Agencies 12, All Escorts 0, Nuisance 1, All Other Requests for Assistance 64, Summons 6.
Anyone interested in adopting animals from the City Pound should contact Officer Mendelsohn at 876-2313.
Found Property is available for viewing, Monday through Saturday, by appointment only. A detailed description of the property you’re wishing to view must be specified when making the appointment. Found Property is subject to disposal after 90 days based on value of the property if unclaimed by owner.
On Wept. 20, 2020, officers arrested Amanda M. Miller, 27, of El Dorado Springs, for a Cedar County Warrant, charging her with Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Cruelty Toward Child, with a bond of $5,000.00. She was released on bond pending a court appearance.
On September 21 2020, officers responded to a report of larceny from 203 South Park Street. The investigation revealed theft of a “Trump 2020” flag from the front porch. A report taken and the investigation continues.
On September 21, 2020 officers responded to 406 South Ohio concerning a peace disturbance. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Chad M Bender 34, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Peace Disturbance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers also arrested Jessica D. Beard, 29, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Peace Disturbance. They were released on summonses pending a court appearance.
On September 22, 2020, Officers responded to 205 West Spring Street concerning a reported burglary. The investigation revealed force entry made through a window and a Sony Play Station 4 had been stolen. A report taken and the investigation continues.
On September 22, 2020, officers responded to 227 West US 54 Highway, Pete’s, concerning a larceny (leave without pay). The investigation revealed the theft of $28.88 of gasoline. A report taken and the investigation continues.
On September 25, 2020, officers assisted the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office concerning a larceny investigation. The incident resulted in the arrested Veronica Roberts, 19, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of stealing. Roberts was issued a summons for the probable cause of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released to St Clair County Sheriff’s Office.
On September 27, 2020, Officers arrested Richard R. Harper Jr, 51, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Driving While Suspended and Failure to Register motor vehicle. He was released on summonses pending a court appearance.
On September 27, 2020, officers responded to 1700 South Jackson concerning a reported larceny. The investigation revealed the theft of a Colt 45 revolver, two checkbooks, cologne, wallet, knife, fingernail clippers, set of keys and a Swiss watch. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Veronica Roberts, 19, of El Dorado Springs for probable cause of stealing. Officers completed a probable cause statement. Officer received a Cedar County Warrant with no bond. Roberts was transferred to the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office pending a court appearance.
On September 27, 2020, officers arrested Gary Greathouse Jr, 23, of Stockton MO, for an El Dorado Springs Municipal Warrant, charging him with Failure to Appear, on original charges of Assault and Dog Regulations, with a $536.50 bond. He was released on bond pending a court appearance.
The department received a total of 98 requests for service.
Anyone with information concerning an investigation is encouraged to call the El Dorado Springs Police Department at 417-876-TIPS.
IN THE CASE OF ALL ARRESTS, IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THE CHARGE IS MERELY AN ACCUSATION AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.