News & Press

October 2016

Press Release - Fatality I 44-10-3-16

September 2016

DWI-Checkpoint Results-9-26-16

Shooting Arrest-9-22-16


Stolen Property - Forgery Arrest-9-14-16

Stolen Auto Arrest Amber D. Lockard-9-8-16

ODET Press Release-Arrest of Kenneth Reavis-9-8-16

ODET Press Release-9-1-16


August 2016

7th and Moffet Robbery- Update 1-8-30-16

7th and Moffet Robbery-8-30-16

Officer Injured during arrest attempt-8-29-16

DWI-Checkpoint results- 8-29-16


Disturbance with shots fired - Update 1 - 8-18-16

Disturbance with shots fired-8-18-16

Active Shooter-Arrest- Update 6-8-15-16

Active Shooter-Arrest-Update 5-8-15-16

Active Shooter-Arrest -Update 4-8-15-16

Active Shooter-Arrest-Update 3-8-15-16

Active Shooter-Arrest-Update 2-8-15-16

Active Shooter-Arrest -Update 1-8-15-16

Initial Release-Active Shooter-Arrest-8-15-16

Armed Robbery Press Release-8-11-16

2016 2nd Quarter Report -8-11-16

Tracy Pickett Release-8-8-16

Range Line Press Release-8-8-16

Barandas DWI-pursuit-8-2-16

Pursuit, Trafficking in Stolen Identification-8-2-16


July 2016


Counterfeit Arrests-7-25-16

Burglary Arrest-7-25-16

Pokemon Go-7-15-16

Shelton Washington-arrest-7-8-16

Shop with a Cop Annual Car Show-7-6-16


Press Release CPA-7-1-16


June 2016

2016 National Night Out Press Release-6-30-16


Missing Juvenile Nicholae Oakleaf Update-6-24-16

Missing Juvenile Nicholae Oakleaf-6-24-16

Train derailed-6-24-16

ODET Press-6-21-16

Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 2nd, Degree, Felonious Restraint-6-20-16

Federal Warrant Arrest -Ashton Bailey-6-09-16

Missing Person - Willanna A. Dunn - Update 4 -6-6-16

Missing Person-Willanna A. Dunn-Update 3-6-3-16

Missing Person-Willanna A. Dunn-Update 2-6-3-16

Missing Person- Willanna A. Dunn Update-6-2-16

Home Repair Scam-Warning-6-1-16

Missing Person-6-1-16


May 2016

1st Quarter Report-5-18-16

Starsky Love Arrest-5-16-16

Robbery-Discount Smokes-5-16-16

ODET 627 Byers-5-12-16

Medicine Shoppe Robbery Update -5-12-16

Medicine Shoppe Robbery -5-9-16

Arrests made, property recovered-5-6-16

Annual Award Banquet-5-3-16

DWI Check Point-Update-5-2-16


April 2016

Burglary-Crash Investigation-Update 4- 4-29-16

Burglary-Crash Investigation-Update 3-4-28-16

ODET Press Release-4-28-16

DWI checkpoint-4-28-16

ODET Press Release-Bailey-4-20-16

Burglary-Crash Investigation-4-18-16

JPD child abuse press release-4-15-16

Miller Press Release-4-15-16

Press Release - NewmanRangeline-4-15-16

Death Investigation 114 1-2 S Pearl-Update 1-4-6-16

Death Investigation 114 1-2 S. Pearl-4-5-16

National Child Abuse Prevention Month-4-5-16


March 2016

Family Video Burglary-3-29-16

ODET Press Thorpe -3-22-16

Media Release-Paul Lloyd-3-21-16

DWI Checkpoint Release Update- 3-21-16

Robbery 3120 S Main St Update1-3-18-16

Robbery Suspect

Robbery 3120 S Main St-3-18-16

DWI Checkpoint News Release- 3-16-16

Press Release Suspicious Device update 1-3-9-16

Press Release Suspicious Device-3-9-16

Joplin High School Update _1-3-8-16

Joplin High School-3-7-16

Lock down activation -3-3-16

Promotions within JPD-3-2-16


February 2016

Hennaha Murder Suspect-2-23-16

Fatality Crash 249-2-22-16

Patrol Unit Rammed update-2-18-16

Fatality Crash-2-16-16

Missing Person-2-9-16


January 2016

4th Qtr 2015 Final-1-1-16

Chief Burns Retirement-1-28-16

Death Investigation 310 W.14th -1-25-16update 1

Death Investigation 310 W. 14th-1-25-16

Arrests-Distribution Controlled Substance-1-19-16

Robbery 2702 S Main Street-1-18-16

Missing Person-1-13-16

Skimming devices found locally-1-12-16

Jason Russell Arrest-1-11-16

Missing Person-1-11-16

Doug Alexius-Mineral Avenue-1-11-16

Bank Robbery-1-11-16

Officer Involved Shooting Update 7 --1-7-16


December 2015

Holiday Travel Safety-12-31-15

Press Release CPA-12-29-15

Shooting 100 E Mercy Way Update 1-12-24-15

Shooting 100 E Mercy Way-12-24-15

ODET Press Release Reavis Arrest-12-21-15

ODET Press Release Larue Arrest-12-21-15

Odet Press Release Hickman Arrest-12-21-15

Holiday Season Package Theft-12-17-15

Exploitation of Elderly-Update1-12-15-15

Exploitation of Elderly-arrests made-12-15-15

Officer Involved Shooting Update5-12-10-15

Fatality Crash 7-Winfield Update-12-8-15

Winfield Fatality Crash-12-8-15

Jail walk-away update2 --12-7-15

Jail walk-away update 1-12-4-15

Press Release Inmate Escape-12-4-15

Shooting 1301 E 15th St.-Arrest-12-3-15

Officer Involved Shooting Update4 -12-3-15

ODET Press Release-12-2-15

Officer Involved Shooting Update3 - 12-1-15

Officer Involved Shooting Update2-12-1-15

Officer Involved Shooting-12-1-15


November 2015

Northpark Mall Stealing-11-25-15

ODET Press Release-11-25-15

Strong Armed Robbery-11-23-15

ODET Press Release-11-19-15

Scofield Press Release-11-17-15

A and Gray Incident update-11-13-15

A and Gray Incident -11-13-15

Fastrip Burlary November 2015-11-13-15

Payless Shoe Store-Armed Robbery-11-12-15

Series of suspicous fires-11-11-15

Rescinded-Endangered Missing Person-11-6-15


October 2015

3rd Qtr 2015-10-1-15

Media Release - Death Investigation F-Main-10-30-15

Media Release- Results of DWI Crackdown-10-26-15

Media Release-DWI Crackdown-10-23-15

Media Release Death Investigation-10-16-15

ODET Press Release-10-6-15


September 2015

ODET Press Release-9-23-15

Media Release-K-9 Gunner Retirement-9-14-15

ODET Press Release-9-10-15

Robbery Arrest Media Notice -9-3-15

Robbery Media Notice- Ladue -9-1-15


August 2015

 2015 Second Quarter Internal Affairs Report -8-31-15

Missing Person Hogue Update 2-8-28-15

Missing Person Hogue Update-8-27-15


Robbery Media Release Gas Trip-8-25-15

Robbery Media Release Caseys-8-25-15

ODET press Jason Olsson Arrest-8-24-15

Hwy 249 Crash press release-8-24-15

Robbery Media Release-8-21-15

Press Release - School Starting 2015-8-19-15

Narcotics and Hand Gun Arrest-8-17-15


Press Release 7th and Roosevelt-8-11-15

Arrest- Alleged Rape Investigation-8-7-15


July 2015

7th and Porter Crash Update 1-7-24-15

Media Release KCS Update-7-24-15

7th and Porter Crash-7-24-15

Media Release KCS -7-24-15


ODET PRESS RELEASE 228 N Connor-7-17-15

31ST National Night Out-7-14-15



Fourth of July Holiday-Drive Safe-7-2-15

Update _ 1Vehicular Assault 1501 Range Line-7-1-15

Vehicular Assault 1501 Range Line-7-1-15


June 2015

K9 Med training-6-26-15

Fireworks Safety Tips-6-25-15

Stabbing Arrest-1024 Hill Ave.-6-22-15


Homicide investigation-4223 W. 26th Place-6-10-15


May 2015

Homicide Investigation-200 E Zora-5-28-15

Update-Charges Sought for First Degree Burglary- 5-28-15

Charges Sought for First Degree Burglary-5-28-15

Update 3 -Homicide Investigation-200 E. Zora -5-21-15

Update 2 Shooting 200 East Zora-5-19-15

Update - Shooting 200 East Zora-5-19-15

Shooting 200 East Zora-5-19-15

1st Quarter Report-5-18-15

Checkpoint- Post News Release-5-18-15

Checkpoint-Pre News Release 5-12-2015

Press Release Joseph Ehlers-5-11-15

Bicycle accident Update-5-8-15

Bicycle accident-5-8-15


April 2015

Michael Banks arrest-4-29-15

Jeremy Sanders arrested-4-28-15

Diamond Bradley -Arrest-4-27-15

OCC Checkpoint-Post Press Release -4-25-15

Update-Continuation on Page 7-Awards Banquet-4-27-15

2014 Joplin Police Department Awards Banquet-4-24-15

Pre Checkpoint News Release 4-24-15

Arrest of Ira Jones-4-16-15

Marijuana Seizure-4-15-15

Dropbox Investigation-4-15-15

Media Release-Michael Watson Arrest-4-10-15


March 2015

Post DWI Checkpoint Results-3-30-15

Multiple arrests-405 S. Moffet-3-25-15

Death Investigation - Correction & Update - 3-16-15

Death Investigation - 3-16-15

Police Pursuit-3-12-15

Burglary 1014 S. Joplin-3-11-15

Year end report final 2014-3-5-15

Emergency road conditions-3-4-15

Missing-Runaway Located-3-2-15

Missing Endangered Child- Update-3-2-15

Missing-Runaway-Update 2-3-2-15

Missing Endangered Child-3-2-15


February 2015

New K9 Officer Keta-2-24-15

Armed Robbery Arrest-2-4-15

IRS Scam-2-2-15

Armed Robbery Arrest-2-2-15

January 2015

Burglary Arrest-1-29-15

Robbery Arrest-1-28-15

Robbery-Burglary Arrest-1-26-15

JPD DWI Unit is _1 in DWI arrests-1-22-15

Promotions-Media Release-1-20-15

Hideout Harley update 2--1-20-15

Domestic Assault-1-19-15

Car Stop, Eluding, K9-1-12-15

Car Stop shotgun drugs-Update-1-12-15

Car Stop shotgun drugs-1-12-15

Software Center Burglary Update---1-1-9-15

Hideout Harley Burglary Update--1-1-9-15

Software Center Burglary-1-8-15

Mail Theft Update--2-1-8-15

Hideout Harley Burglary-1-8-15


December 2014

Mail Theft Update--1-12-22-14

Mail Theft Prevention-12-16-14


November 2014

Homicide 125 S. McConnell--Update 2-11-13-14

Church Burglary Arrests Made-11-11-14

Homicide 125 S. McConnell--Update 1-11-11-14

Homicide 125 S. McConnell-11-10-14

Registered Sex Offenders and Halloween-11-3-14


October 2014

Improvised Explosive Device Located-10-31-14

Use of Force and IA 3rd Quarter Report-10-29-14

Arson 2015 E. 32nd-10-28-14

Shooting 524 S. Club-10-20-14

Child Abuse Investigation-10-16-14

Press Release Crime Free Business Seminar-10-14-14

Joseph Endicott Arrest-10-9-14


September 2014

Child Protection Safety-9-15-14

Homicide 201 N Wall Apt 1--Update--Arrests Made-9-10-14

Strong Armed Robbery Frisco Trail-9-9-14

Crime Free Multi Housing Training 2014-9-9-14

Homicide 201 N Wall Apt 1-9-8-14


August 2014

Gas Main Break Update-8-26-14

Crash Newman and Range Line -- update 1 - 8-1414

Crash Newman and Range Line-8-14-14

Chaplain David Schepper Receives Award-8-5-14

Vehicle Tampering Arrests 101 N. Rangeline-8-4-14

11th and Range Line August 1 2014-8-4-14


July 2014

JPD Receives Advanced Accreditation 7-28-14

Fall Citizens Police Academy 7-28-14

National Night Out 2014-7-21-14
 2014 Second Quarter Internal Affairs Report-7-23-14

Burglary Arrest 7-11-14

Injury Crash 11th & Range Line 7-8-14

Drury Inn Armed Robbery 7-7-14


June 2014

Fireworks in the City of Joplin 6-23-14

False Imprisonment Arrest 6-23-14

Robbery 901 N Florida 6-20-14

Fatality Accident at 32nd and Mississippi Ave 6-20-14

Fatality Accident at I-44 and Hearnes Blvd 6-19-14

Possible Scam Alert 6-4-14


May 2014

Statutory Sodomy Arrest UPDATE 5-30-14

Robbery Arrest Made 5-29-14

Statutory Sodomy Arrest 5-29-14

Fatal Crash 34th and Hearnes Blvd 5-24-14

Missouri House Bill 1655 Failed 5-23-14

Lt Geller Graduates from Command College 5-23-14

Shooting at 2720 S Iowa 5-19-14

Hollywood Theater Death UPDATE 5-9-14

Hollywood Theater Death 5-9-14

1st Degree Burglary 1010 W 3rd 5-9-14

Shooting at 14th and Cleveland UPDATE 5-7-14

1st Degree Burglary at Papa Murphy's 5-7-14

Arrest Made for Recent Weapons Violations 5-7-14

Shooting at 14th and Cleveland 5-5-14

Bank Robbery at Pinnacle Bank 5-2-14


April 2014

Officers on a Train Campaign 4-25-14

JPD Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers April 11th - April 13th 4-8-14

Lt. Matt Stewart Graduates from FBI National Academy 4-7-14

March 2014

2013 JPD Annual Report now online 3-25-14

CALEA On-site Assessment 3-24-14

Armed robbery at Family Pharmacy 3-24-14

DWI Checkpoint results 3-18-14

Name released in death investigation 3-14-14

Death Investigation 1832 W 24th apt B 3-13-14

DWI Checkpoint 3-13-14

Joplin Police Department Holds Child Safety Seat Check 3-6-14

February 2014

JPD Implements new online crime reporting system 2-13-14

Empire Electric Scam 2-6-14

January 2014

Missing 16yo Gwen Stanley Found 1-30-14

JPD Investigations is seeking assistance in locating a Missing/Endangered 16 year old female, Gwen Marie Stanley 1-27-14

Police Assistant Chief Jason Burns promoted to Police Chief

Police Chief Lane Roberts Announces Retirement Date 1-13-14

JPD K-9 teams to receive bullet proof vests 1-13-14

Dates for 42nd Annual Spring Police Academy Announced 1-13-14

1st Degree Assault on an Officer (UPDATE) 1-2-14

Public Service Announcement regarding Thefts from Vehicles 1-2-14

1st Degree Assault on an Officer 1-2-14

December 2013

DTF Warrants 12-19-13

Possible Payment Scam 12-16-13

1st Degree Robbery at Northpark Mall 12-12-13

Emergency Road Conditions Lifted 12-11-13

Chief Roberts named recipient of the 2013 Donald “Red” Loehr-Chief of the Year

Arrest Made in 1st Degree Assault at 3216 Grand 12-10-13

November 2013

Joplin Police Department to participate in Click it or Ticket Campaign 11-22-13

JACC is a Crime Free Business 11-13-13

Northstar 14 Theatre Update 11-4-13

October 2013

1st Degree Assault 3216 Grand (Update) 10-30-13

1st Degree Assault 3216 Grand 10-30-13

Early Morning Burglary Under Investigation (Update) 10-28-13

Early Morning Burglary Under Investigation 10-28-13

Narcotics Arrests Made from Car Stop 10-25-13

Barricaded Suspect at 1411 E. 17th (Update)

Barricaded Suspect at 1411 E. 17th

Charges Filed in Weekend Burglary 10-23-13

20th Street Fatality Accident 10-12-13

Arson at Planned Parenthood 10-7-13

Attempted Arson at Planned Parenthood 10-4-13

Injury Crash 12th and Range Line Rd (FINAL UPDATE) 10-3-13

Injury Crash 12th and Range Line Rd (UPDATE) 10-1-13
 Injury Crash 12th and Range Line Rd. 10-1-13


September 2013

7th Street Walmart Armed Robbery 9-30-13

JPD Arrests Suspect Involved in Ex-Parte Violation/Purse Snatching 9-17-13

JPD Looking for Suspect Involved in Ex-Parte Violation/Purse Snatching 9-17-13


August 2013

Arrest Made in 1984 Homicide Case 8-30-13

Traffic Pattern Changes at 50th and South Hearnes 8-30-13

JPD Chaplain Receives Award 8-29-13

Recovered Stolen Property 8-15-13

1st Degree Assault 528 S. St. Charles 8-15-13

Bicycle Safety 8-14-13

School Zone Safety 8-14-13

Drug Arrests 8-12-13

Wall Collapse in 900 Block of Main St. 8-12-13

July 2013

DWI Checkpoint Results 7-29-13

Jukebox Felony Assault 7-26-13

DWI Checkpoint 7-25-13

Building Collapse 7-24-13

Counterfeit Currency Arrest 7-19-13

Counterfeit Currency 7-18-13

1st Degree Robbery at Subway 7-15-13

Update to June Officer Involved Shooting 7-11-13

JPD now offering accident reports through Carfax 7-11-13

Fall 2013 Citizen Police Academy 7-10-13

Vehicle Hit and Runs 7-9-13

30th Annual National Night Out 7-8-13

BB Gun Vandalism 7-8-13

Magazine Solicitors 7-5-13

Drive Sober for July 4th 7-1-13

June 2013

Missing man from assisted living found 6-26-13

Missing 89 year old male from assisted living 6-26-13

Empire Electric Impersonation 6-17-13

Names Released in Fatality Crash 6-17-13

Officer Involved Shooting UPDATE 6-16-13

1st Degree Burglary 509 N Wall 6-13-13

Child Safety Classes at Joplin Public Library 6-11-13

Arrests made in Big Johns Burglary 6-7-13

Heartland Crime Stoppers Theft Arrest 6-4-13

May 2013

Fatality Crash 3100 S Connecticut 5-30-13

Child Safety & Awareness Classes 5-24-13

Server Training for Alcohol Establishments 5-24-13

Cunningham Pool Vandalism 5-23-13

The Joplin Police Department is now on Facebook 5-22-13

Click it or Ticket 5-20-13

Webb City Search Warrant 5-14-13

One person hospitalized for a gunshot wound 5-13-13

Server Training for Alcohol Establishments 5-9-13

Suspects Charged in Assault and Robbery Case (PHOTOS) 5-2-13

April 2013

Mercy Hospital Blasting Postponed 4-29-13

Mercy Hospital Blasting 4-26-13

Automobile Theft (PHOTO) 4-24-13

Narcotics Arrest Made at Local Hotel 4-22-13

Boston Marathon Fraud Warning 4-19-13

Name Released in Motel 6 Shooting (PHOTO) 4-12-13

Precautionary School Lockdown 4-4-13


March 2013

JPD Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers 3-27-13

Media Relations 3-26-13

Suspects Charged in Shooting (Photos) 03-13-13

Officer Involved Shooting 03-13-13

Officer Involved Accident 03-08-13

Armed Robbery 703 W 7th 03-07-13

February 2013

Emergency Road Conditions Lifted 02-26-13

Emergency Road Conditions 02-26-13

Search Warrant 2501 E 8th 02-26-13

ID Theft Arrests 02-20-13

JPD Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers 02-13-13

Driver Education Program 02-08-13

Royal Heights School Incident is resolved 02-06-13

Royal Heights School Incident UPDATE 02-05-13

Royal Heights School Incident 02-05-13


January 2013

Search warrant 320 School Street 01/25/13

Search warrant at 1804 W Fountain results in 4 arrests 01/23/13

Search warrant at 1122 Roosevelt results in arrest

Spring 2013 40th Citizens Police Academy Class

Death Investigation 01/11/13

Assault 809 Pennsylvania 01/04/13


December 2012

Main Street Remains Partially Closed Due to Fire 12/18/2012
 JPD Makes Arrest in Rooftop Air Conditioner Thefts 12/11/12

November 2012

Click it or Ticket Results November 11/19/12
DWI Checkpoint Results 11/19/12
Shooting 1314 E 15th St Update 11/18/12
 Shooting 1314 E 15th St 11/18/12 
DWI Checkpoint 11/15/12
Click it or Ticket November 2012 11/15/12
JPD Responds to Fatality Accident on 11/10/12 at 32nd and Stephens Blvd. 11/12/12
SWMO FOP, R&R Trucking and Qdoba Work Together to Help Hurricane Victims 11/07/12

October 2012

Halloween Safety Tips 10/30/12
Joplin Woman Pleads Guilty to Tornado Related Disaster Fraud 10/25/12

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Presentation 10/23/12
 Suspect Charged With Threats 10/11/12 
Threat Investigation 10/10/12
Attempted Robbery at US Bank 10/5/12
National Crime Prevention Month 10/5/12
Search Warrants 10/4/12
Amnesty Day 10/3/12
Driver Education Program 10/1/12

Joplin Woman Pleads Guilty to Tornado Related Disaster Fraud 10/25/12

September 2012

Class Open to Business Owners: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design 9/25/12
Class Open to Public: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design 9/25/12
Youth Alcohol Compliance Check Results 9/16/12
Child Restraint Violations Crack Down 9/16/12
Missing Person 9/13/12
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Enforcement a Success 9/4/12

September Driver Education Focuses on Center Lane Usage 9/4/12


August 2012

First Certified Crime Free Multi-Housing Property 08/29/12
Arrest of Andre L. Brown 08/21/12
Suspect Charged in Jukebox Shooting 08/20/12
Jukebox Shooting 08/19/12
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 08/17/12
School Zones 08/13/12
Forensic Drawing of Suspect 08/10/12
Hartman Murder Arrest 08/07/12
Preliminary Autopsy Results 08/03/12
Death in City Jail 08/02/12

July 2012

National Night Out 07/31/12
Crime Prevention Tip for July 07/25/12
Two Joplin Women Charged in Child Endangerment Case 07/24/12
Police Pursuit 07/23/12
Weekend Shooting Charges Filed 07/16/12
Fall 2012 39th Citizens Police Academy
Weekend Shooting 07/15/12
Homicide Update 07/10/12
Death Investigation Ruled Homicide 07/09/12
Joplin Police Release Name 07/06/12
Joplin Police Currently Conducting Death Investigation 07/06/12
Police Department Targets Tailgating 07/02/12

June 2012

1651 W. 7th St Robbery 06/27/12
Crime Prevention Tip for June 06/25/12
3611 N. St. Louis 06/22/12
Death Investigation Ruled Suicide 06/21/12
Death Investigation 06/21/12
Suspect Charged in Recent Bank Robbery 06/20/12
Joplin Police Department Hosts DWI Checkpoint 06/18/12
JPD Crime Free Multi-Housing Program 06/15/12
JPD Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers 06/14/12
Gunshot Victim Update 06/12/12
Gunshot Victim 06/12/12

May 2012

Infant Death Investigation 05/25/12