Summer is in full swing with camping, family gatherings and BBQ’s happening throughout the county. I would like to remind everyone to stay safe this summer and enjoy the natural beauty that God has blessed this area with.
This month Deputy Stout had received information that there was possibly a vehicle off Thurmond Point in Clearwater Lake. I requested assistance from the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Dive Team and with their assistance we were able to recover a GMC truck that had been reported stolen out of Van Buren. I would like the thank Troop G and the dive team for their help.
With the warmer weather the Sheriff’s Office is busy with enforcing laws on the influx of tourists to the county. Just a reminder that we want them to come to the area and have a good time but also respect the laws and environment. Remember the legal drinking age is twenty-one and don’t drive and drive.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the citizens that we contract with the Corps of Engineers to provide law enforcement at Clearwater Lake. We are glad to have Deputy Angie Campbell employed to cover that contract. Deputy Campbell also helps fill in wherever needed and is a welcome addition to the Sheriff’s Office.
The new website is up and running. Some of the new features that we have incorporated are the jail section. You are now able to see who is incarcerated, their charges and bond amount. Alerts and informational news is constantly being updated. All press releases to include this article are now available. Also road closures are posted. If you have any comments or ideas about the site please feel free to contact me.
The Sheriff’s Office is also available on your smartphone. Just go to the app store and look for the Mobile Patrol app then search for Reynolds County.
During the month of June the sheriff’s office took twenty-three reports, served thirty-six papers and booked twenty-nine persons into the jail. The type of reports taken ranged from a Death Investigation (natural causes), sexual assault, burglary, property damage, theft/stealing, minors in possession of intoxicating beverage, possession of controlled substances, and a stolen vehicle recovery.
I would like to remind everyone that if they see or hear of a crime that they can report it via the website, www.reynoldsso.org, or call the office at 648-2491. I truly want to thank everyone for their help in making Reynolds County a better place to live, work and play. May God bless each and every one of you! Matthew 5:16