Two Laclede County people were recently arrested following a raid by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group. 39 year old Aaron Bergdoll, who has two prior drug related felony convictions and 38 year old Melissa Maxon are both charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bergdoll is being held in the Laclede County Jail on $100,000 dollars bond while Maxon has been released after posting bail.
The Camden County Road and Bridge department finally has an administrator. According to reports, the county has hired former Osage Beach engineer Lee Schuman. Schuman takes the role following months of an absent administrator and will be responsible for all county roads and preparing for the winter.
The Lake West Ambulance District has a lot in store for the lake community. At their last meeting, officials raised the idea of widening highway 5 in front of the North station to deal with traffic issues when ambulances need to get out. They will be reaching out to MODOT to see if that is something that can be done. In the mean time, the district is adding two rooms to their lake road 5-58 station and are gearing up for the winter season by installing a new generator to keep the power on. The board also reported that they are saving money on new bulbs and a chance in cell phone plans. The district has responded to 90 calls during the month of September and are scheduled to meet again on November 10th.
The Camdenton Fire Chief is recovering from injuries he received after a vehicle struck the department’s business office. According to reports, the vehicle crashed into the building, pinning chief drew stark between his desk and the vehicle. Stark was then flown to the University of Missouri hospital in Columbia for treatment while the driver of the vehicle was taken to Lake Regional hospital. According to the Camdenton Fire department’s Facebook page, Chief Stark’s injuries are not as serious as previously thought but is still being evaluated.
The Moniteau County Prosecutor has been arrested by Columbia police after leaving the scene of an accident in which four people were injured. According to authorities, 36 year old Shane Healea of California, Missouri backed a truck into Addison’s Grill and then drove off and parked his truck in front of the tiger hotel. He was later found in an alley near the scene of the crash. Police say the four people suffered non-life threatening injuries from flying debris. Healea has been arrested on four counts of second degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released from the Boone County Jail after posting bail.
The Camden County Commission will be meeting this Monday in closed session to discuss employee matters. Following the closed session, the commission will hold a public comment meeting beginning at noon. On the agenda will be discussion regarding Ameren U.E. and the Roach cemetery as well as a bid the Sheriff’s department put in last week. The budget is also expected to be discussed. Today’s meeting is being held at the county courthouse in Camdenton.
A Vienna man has died following a motorcycle accident Sunday morning. According to the Highway Patrol, 42 year old Martin Wiles was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle on route “V” about four miles from Vienna, when he traveled off the right side of the road and was thrown from the bike. Wiles was pronounced dead at the scene.