Cole Camp Police Report

Stephen Phillips
Cole Camp Police Chief
From March 5, 2018 to March 11, 2018 Cole Camp Police Officers have done the following activities:
-Officers responded to a call of children standing up in a vehicle.  The vehicle was located, and officer advised driver and children of the risks of their actions.
-Officers assisted the Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies with a warrant arrest in the 500 block of West Main Street.
-Assisted a motorist who ran out of fuel in the 500 block of West Main Street.
-Responded to the 500 block of South Elm Street to assist Division of Family Services.
-Responded to the 200 block of East Butterfield Trail for a harassment complaint.  Upon further investigation, no crime had occurred.
-Assisted Cole Camp Ambulance with a medical call in the 200 block of West Main Street.
-Responded to a report of a careless driver on Highway 52 traveling east through Cole Camp.  The vehicle was located in the 800 block of East Main Street and followed to the east City Limits with no violation observed.
-Citations were issued for exceeding the posted speed limit.
-Warnings were issued for various traffic offenses.
-Responded to the 300 block of North Pine Street for a blocked sidewalk complaint.  Officers made contact with the resident in the area blocked and advised to move barricade behind sidewalk.
-Notices of violation have been sent to property owners regarding nuisance violations on their properties.
Officers with the Cole Camp Police Department will be participating in the statewide Youth Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign, March 15-31, 2018.  The safety belt usage rate among Missouri’s teen motorists for 2016 was only 70%.  In known cases where fatally injured teen occupants were ejected, 97% were unbuckled.  In 2016, male teen drivers’ safety belt use was 10% lower than female teenage drivers as 66% and 76% respectfully.
I would like to make the Citizens of Cole Camp aware of another phone scam going on in the area.  This scam is often from a male of foreign decent who is teamed up with an elderly lady in Arkansas.  This team targets elderly people all across the United States.  The male convinces the victim to send a blank check to an address of the female in Arkansas.  The female then cashes the check at a financial institution in Arkansas and forwards money by Western Union to the foreign male.  Do not send any money or checks to anyone you do not know or normally do business with.  This male subject will try to convince you he knows all about you and what you do for a living.  Some of this information is given by the caller without realizing it just by speaking to the caller.  If you receive a call like this that is not from a normal business contact or someone you know, just simply hang up on them.