Archives for May 2015

Iowa Phone Scam

In Iowa, the Fairfield Police Department is warning residents about a scam that’s hit the area. The scammers say they are with Alliant Energy, and tell residents they owe money on their utlities. The victim is then asked to provide credit card number to pay the bill, or to purchase a money card, like a Green Dot card, to make the payment. Police remind everyone that you should never give out personal information over the phone, and if you think you owe on your billl, contact your utility company directly. If you recieve a call like this, you’re asked to hang up and contact authorities.

New Position Approved Kirksville Primary

The Kirksville R-III School District is adding a new position at at Kirksville Primary. It was originally thought the school board would be approving two academic interventionist positions to help struggling students at Ray Miller Elementary and the Kirksville Primary schools – but that apparently was a misunderstanding. According to the Assistant Superintendent, the plan is to to add the academic interventionist position at Kirksville Primary and expand the parent coordinator position at Ray Miller to include the responsibilities of the academic interventionist. That plan on both positions was approved by the school board this week.

Fugitive Located in Canton

The Kirksville Police Department’s fugivite of the week – who was wanted on theft charges, was apprehended yesterday. Steven Rodney Lynn, 38, had arrest warrants from Kirksville Municipal Court for four counts of stealing. Lynn has lived in Kirksville and Canton, Missouri – and he was picked up by Canton police yesterday.

Day of Service Rotary Park

The Rotary clubs of Kirksville are holding a day of service event starting at 9 tomorrow morning at Rotary Park in Kirksville. The city’s three Rotary Clubs – the Rotary Club of Kirksville, Thousand Hills Rotary and North Star Rotary – invite everyone to join them for a morning of raking, mulching, painting and more in an annual clean-up effort at Rotary Park. Just bring rakes, gloves and lawn chairs. Free lunch will be served at noon.

Abducted Child

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Jefferson City Police Department are asking for help finding a two-year-old child who has allegedly been abducted by his non-custodial mother. Two-year-old Colton Lee Dominquez was reported missing after his mother, 31-year-old Billie Jo Linhart, failed to return the boy to his court-appointed guardian on May 17th.
Linhart is driving a white 2005 Kia Optima with Nebraska tags. She may be taking the boy to Nebraska, according to Weaver. Linhart is described as a white female, 5’3″, 145 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. She has a skull tattoo on her left forearm and a panther tatto on her right shoulder. Dominquez is white male, weighing 24 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees Linhart, the child, or the vehicle is asked to immediately dial 911.

Boy Dies in ATV Accident

A fatal accident yesterday afternoon in Ralls county. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 8-year old Logan Haden of Frankford was rushed to Hannibal Regional Hospital by automibile following the accident, which occured when he backed a 2012 Polaris Ranger onto a utility wire and overturned the four-wheeler. Haden was not using any safety equipmnet, according to an online report. The accident happened about 12:45pm; Hale was pronounced dead several hours later.

Day of Service

The Rotary clubs of Kirksville are hoping a day of service in a local park will help encourage new members to join their efforts. The United Rotary Membership Committee’s day of service event is set for tomorrow morning at 9 at Rotary Park. The city’s three Rotary Clubs are inviting community members of all ages for a morning of raking, mulching, painting and more in an annual clean-up effort at Rotary Park. Those participating are asked to bring rakes, gloves and lawn chairs. A free lunch will be provided at noon.

Scamboree Set

It seems nearly every week we have a new scam alert to pass along. Many scams target our community’s senior citizens. The local RSVP is hosting what they’re calling a Scamboree on Tuesday June 23rd. The group’s Pat Selby says representatives from Kirksville Police and the Missouri Senior Medicaid Patrol will provide tips on protecting personal information, determining when you’re dealing with a scam artist, and how to report scams. Community Opportunities will be offering free document shredding starting at 9am on the 23rd; the presentaitons get underway at 10. It’ll be held in the Upstaris Conference Room at the Bank Midwest Building in Kirksville, and everyone is welcome.

Fugitive of the Week

This week’s Kirksville police fugitive of the week is Steven Rodney Lynn. He is white, 38 years old, 6’1”, 215 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Lynn has a scar on his left ankle. He is charged with stealing, according to a warrant from Kirksville Municipal Court. He has lived in Kirksville and Canton. It is unknown if he is still in the area.

Anyone with information regarding Steven Rodney Lynn’s location is encouraged to contact the anonymous tip line, 627-BUST.

GHCAA to Offer Air Conditioners

The Green Hills Community Action Agency’s Service Center has several air conditioners to give away to help elderly residents of nine counties keep cool this summer. These free AC units are available ONLY to residents liging in these counties: Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan.Recipients must also be aged 65+, make less monthly than $1226 for an individual or $1659 for two people. TO apply or find out more call the agency’s central office at 855-290-8544.