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 79 requests for assistance this past week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3. The requests were as follows:
Ambulance Assists 12, Animal Control 12, Assist Other Agencies 13, All Escorts 2, Nuisance 5, All Other Requests for Assistance 61, Summons 5.
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 September 27, 2021, officers responded to 305 West Hightower in reference to a larceny. The investigation revealed the theft of jumper cables, several wrenches, socket sets and two weed eaters. A report has been taken and the investigation continues.
On September 28, 2021, officers responded to the City Park at 100 South Main in reference to a subject with an active warrant. Upon arrival officers arrested Rhett A. Lunsford, 26, of El Dorado Springs for an active El Dorado Springs Municipal warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on the original charges of Assault, with a bond of $180.50 cash or surety. He was transferred to Cedar County Jail pending a court appearance.
On September 29, 2021, officers responded to 227 West U.S. Highway 54, Pete’s Convenience Store concerning reported shoplifting. The investigation revealed the theft of three lottery tickets and a cookie. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Dakota M. Herndon, 19, of El Dorado Springs charging him with Larceny. It was also found that he has an active warrant in Camden County charging him with Traffic Offense with a bond of $225.00. He was released on bond and issued summons pending a court appearance.
On September 29, 2021, officers responded to the 1300 block of South First Street, El Dorado Springs, concerning human remains. Upon arrival officers located human skeletal remains in an undeveloped area of the city. The remains were removed by the Cedar County Coroner’s Office and are pending identification. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators of the Missouri State Highway Patrol are assisting in the investigation.
On September 30, 2021, officers arrested Stephen Painter, 19, of El Dorado Springs for an active Municipal Court Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear with the original charge of Peace Disturbance. He was released on bond pending a court appearance.
On September 30, 2021, officers responded to 203 North Jackson concerning a larceny from a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed the theft of a set of unmarked allen wrenches, hose clamps, mini glove box tool set, Phillips screw drivers, cross key chain, set of keys, tire gauge, magic erasers and a factory car stereo. The suspects were identified. The property was recovered and released to the owner.
On September 30, 2021, officers responded to the east-west alley south of the 100 block of West Marshal Street concerning suspicious activity. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Chance Carr, 20, of Kansas City, for the probable cause of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers received a Cedar County Warrant charging Carr with Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance with a $5000.00 bond. He was transferred to the Cedar County Jail for holding until a court appearance or bond is posted. Also a juvenile suspect was identified and referred to the juvenile office. A stolen vehicle and firearm was recovered at the scene.
On October 1, 2021, officers arrested Gordon Trainer, 56, of Belton, MO, for two active Warrants, a Henry County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear with the original charge of Driving While Revoked, and a $200.00 cash only bond and a Clay Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear with the original charge of Driving While Revoked with a $350.00 cash only bond as a result of a traffic stop at 227 West U.S. Highway 54. He was released on bond pending a court appearance.
On October 1, 2021, Officers responded to 200 West McCrary, Apartment 16, concerning a peace disturbance. Officers arrested James M. Rigg, 30, of El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of property damage and peace disturbance. He was released with summons pending a court appearance.