Another Lake area business has been busted for selling synthetic marijuana. A raid on the Up In Smoke and Liqiuor 2 store in Stover resulted in the seizure of more than 350 packages of synthetic pot, along with pipes, bongs, scales and other items of drug paraphernalia … and the arrest of the store’s owner, 51-year-old Dorothy Hayes-Crocker of Jefferson City. She’s now free on $50,000 bond. The city of Stover has reportedly revoked the store’s liquor license.
Three people were killed in the span of seven hours on Lake area highways over the weekend. The first accident was on Highway 42 east of 134. 32-year-old William Pratt of Osage Beach was killed when he drove off of the LEFT side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Pratt was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, 26-year-old Megan Roberds, is hospitalized in serious condition. The other deadly wreck was on Route C east of AA in Morgan County . 55-year-old Lisa Deacock of Moline, Illinois and 66-year-old Catrol Mace of Letts, Iowa were both killed after Mace drove off the right side of the road, through a fence, struck a creek and overturned into a field. driving off of the road, through a fence, into a creek and then overturned into a field.
A South Dakota man was discovered unconscious in his houseboat yesterday at Anderson Hollow “Party” Cove. He was pronounced dead later at Lake Regional. The man Duwayne G. Hovrud, age 43 had suffered a shoulder injury the day before after jumping ship from another houseboat. He was taken to Lake Regional where he was treated and later released.
EMTs and paramedics arrived for the second time to the mans houseboat yesterday morning when the victim wasn’t breathing, and was unresponsive. Emergency personnel immediately began top perform CPR. Hovrud was taken to Lake Regional Hospital where he later was pronounced dead. Authorities are unsure as to the cause of death and are trying to find a correlation, if any with the injuries that he sustained from the fall.
This was not a good weekend for the MO highway patrol in terms of accidents. There was two fatalities over the weekend here in the lake area in a span of 7 hours. The incidents occurred on Rt. 42 a mile east of 134 and the other on rt. C and AA.
The first occurred in Osage Beach around 1:30 am when William Pratt along with his passenger drove off of the right side of the road, over corrected and landed in a ditch. Pratt was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.
The second accident victim Lisa Decock, was killed after driving off of the road, through a fence, into a creek and then overturned into a field where she was pronounced dead at 8:35 am. This makes 5 fatalities according to the MO highway patrol for the month of June and 32 for the year.
16 year old Mustafa Meqbil of St. Louis was injured over the weekend on a PWC or personal water craft. Meqbil was at the 29 mile marker over the weekend jumping the wakes from surrounding boats when he jumped a large wake and had come down hard. He hit his head first on the handle bars and was taken via ambulance to Lake Regional for treatment.
This coming Thursday is the date for MoDot to present and update on safety improvements proposed for the Route 54 and Key Largo intersection in Osage Beach. This second meeting will include considerations made after the last meeting on April 25th where they gathered suggestions to help improve safety for drivers along that area of Route 54. If you’d like to attend the open house is from 4-6pm this Thursday at Osage Beach City Hall.
Never a good idea to leave purses, wallets or other valuables just sitting in your car but it’s especially true after yesterdays reports of several smash and grab crimes involving Osage Beach cars. Two suspects are being sought by local police after breaking out windows, stealing purses etc. and then using the debit cards and cash at local stores. One suspect described as a woman in her 20s to mid 30s, medium build, the other a white male and they were reportedly driving a dark Jeep Cherokee. If you have any information please contact Osage Beach Police.