Several arrests took place over the past week for the Osage Beach Police Department involving drugs to stolen vehicles. During the period, police picked up 2 individuals on D.W.I. charges, 3 people on warrants for arrest, 2 on domestic assault charges, one minor in possession, one invalid drivers license and one for possessing 35 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Only one of the individuals picked up was from outside the Lake area. Police responded to 250 calls between August 18th and the 24th.
We now know more about the human remains found by a hunter near Enon in Rural Moniteau County. According to the Highway Patrol’s Drug and Crime Control, dental records show the remains are that of 32 year old Cody Odean Thirlwall of Jefferson City. The cause and circumstances on Thirlwall’s death are still unknown and remain under investigation.
A Crocker man has been arrested by police for kidnapping a woman. According to Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchel, officers were contacted Saturday by the victim’s roommate who said the woman had allegedly been taken against her will by 20 year old Teddy Zeigenbein. Officers eventually found the victim unharmed after locating the suspect’s vehicle in the Rolla area. Zeigenbein has been charged with one count of kidnapping and is being held in the Pulaski County jail on $100 thousand dollars bond.
With temperatures nearing 100 degrees during the early part of this week, motorists should be aware that the extreme heat can cause what’s known as “blow ups” on Lake area highways. MODOT area engineer Bob Lynch says a pavement blow-up occurs when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in.
MODOT says it’s difficult to know where or when a pavement blow-up will happen, however crews will be out looking for them and will make the needed repairs if they occur.
There’s a number of items are on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Eldon Board of Alderman. The board will introduce a bill that if passed would result in the city establishing the rate of taxes for municipal purposes in 2014. They will also consider an ordinance to revise a section of the municipal code regarding licenses and permits by adding 7 new sections. The board will then discuss personnel matters in a closed session. The meeting takes place Tuesday at the public works building on route Y beginning at 6pm and is open to the public.
The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen will meet tonight in regular session. Items on the agenda include a permit for Ozark Yacht Club, discussion on ordinances regarding locations of dumpsters along with updates to the personnel policies and procedure’s manual. A public hearing regarding an ordinance that puts a moratorium of six months on the considerations and approvals for wireless communication facilities within the city will also occur during the meeting. The Mayor will also appoint new individuals to the Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustments as the current individual’s terms have expired. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6pm at city hall on Bagnell Dam blvd and is open to the public.
There will soon be a statewide recount of the Constitutional Amendment One known as “Right to Farm” that narrowly passed earlier this month. Missouri law allows a recount whenever the margin of victory is less than one half of a percentage point. Two opponents of the measure have already asked for a recount, one of which is Wes Shoemyer, a former Democratic State Senator who is President of Missouri’s food for America. However, he’s not aware of any election problems that would reverse the result, but feels it’s worth a try. The Right to Farm Amendment was a approved by voters on August 5th by fewer than 2,500 votes out of nearly one million cast.