Saint Joseph, MO Crime & Safety

Late Night Motorcycle Accident in Platte County Ends in Arrest

A man was arrested and released for treatment after a motorcycle accident in Platte County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident at 11:39 pm Thursday as 48-year-old Kyle G. Jackson was riding north on I-29 in the center lane. The arrest report from 1:25 am this morning alleges that he was intoxicated.
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Local law enforcement reacts to shooting death of IPD officer

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Though the shooting death of police officer Blaize Madrid-Evans happened in Independence, for local law enforcement it's a reality check. "I didn't know this young man, but it does hit home for all of us." Sheriff Bill Puett, Buchanan County said. Madrid-Evans died Wednesday after a suspect...
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Two seriously injured in I-29 crash Monday

72-year-old Platte City woman hurt in wreck near 72nd St. Two people–including a Platte City woman–were injured in a crash on Interstate 29 Monday morning in Platte County. The crash occurred on southbound I-29 at 72nd Street at 10:10 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Elizabeth...

Man Seriously Injured in Andrew County after Airborne Accident

A man from Helena was seriously injured after going airborne in Andrew County. Early Wednesday morning, the Missouri Highway Patrol reports 34-year-old Dewey R. Heath suffered the injuries after his compact SUV went airborne, crossed County Road 281, and overturned several times after striking the ground. Heath had been driving...

Passenger injured after motorcycle tries to pass vehicle

One person suffered moderate injuries Wednesday afternoon after the motorcycle she was a passenger on attempted to pass a vehicle. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. in St. Joseph’s north end near Savannah Avenue and Woodson Street. According to police, the motorcycle was attempting to pass a vehicle that...

Smithville Man Injured after Striking a Tree

A man from Smithville suffered an injury after striking a tree. The report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Nicholas J. Thompson had struck a fence after leaving the right side of Highway A in Clay County before hitting the tree at around 12:30 pm Wednesday. He was taken...

Lathrop Man Facing Three Charges in Alleged Sunday Incident

A confined docket hearing is set next week for a Lathrop man facing three charges in Clinton County. Court documents say Troy Harold Olson faces charges of felony first-degree burglary, felony first-degree property damage, and misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault. Records list all three charges from Sunday. The court denied bond...

Arson: Kansas man charged with trying to burn house down

ATCHISON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a suspect for alleged criminal threat have filed charges of attempted aggravated arson against 34-year old Delvin Debnam, according to Police Chief Mike Wilson. Just before 7p.m. Saturday police responded to a residence in the 1500 block Commercial Street in Atchison to investigate a report...

One injured in motorcycle accident

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a motorcycle accident on the 1800 block of Savannah Avenue. According to the St. Joseph Police Department, a car and a motorcycle were driving southbound on Savannah Avenue when the motorcycle attempted to pass the car and caused a collision.

Turney Man Arrested on Warrant & Driving Charges Tuesday

Troopers report the arrest of a Turney man on multiple driving charges Tuesday in Worth County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 22-year-old Wayde G. Miller on preliminary charges of speeding, displaying the plates of another vehicle, not having a valid license, not maintaining financial responsibility, and not wearing a seat belt.

Hamilton man charged with murder has jury trial vacated in DeKalb County

An October jury trial has been vacated in DeKalb County for a Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder. The case for 37-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic was continued to November 8, 2021, for a plea or trial setting. Bostic has also been charged with felony first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury.

Burglary alleged against Lathrop man

CLINTON COUNTY, MO – Bond was denied for a Lathrop man accused of a class B felony in Clinton County. Court records filed over the weekend indicate Troy Olson is accused of first degree burglary, as well as property damage, and assault. A warrant was issued Monday. Future court dates...

Sheriff lays out plan on law enforcement tax

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The struggle continues to hire and keep police officers and sheriff deputies across the country, and St. Joseph is no different. Currently, the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department is looking to fill 24 positions. "Recruitment and retention has been extremely difficult in this current climate," said Buchanan County...

Three Car Wreck Leaves Two With Serious Injuries

A three vehicle accident Monday morning in Platte County left two area women with serious injuries. Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says at 10:10 A.M. Monday a 2019 Infinity WX50 being driven by 72-year-old Platte City resident Elizabeth A. Bruner struck the rear-end of a 2013 Chrysler 300 before running off the right side of the roadway. the vehicle then returned to the roadway where it impacted the passenger side of a 2020 International Harvester.

Criminal threat arrest sends man to jail

An alleged threat to commit property damage on Saturday landed a 34-year-old Atchison man pending felony charge and a jail stay with a $50,000 or surety bond. Delvin Debnam was arrested by Atchison Police officers after 7 p.m. Sept. 11 after they responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 1500 block of Commercial Street to investigate the report of a man trying to set a house on fire said Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson. It was there at the residence where police located Debnam. Before police arrived a 38-year-old female had left the residence, Wilson said, officers located her several blocks away from residence.