Local News – Thursday, October 12th, 2017

An accident occurred at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon in Phelps County on Interstate 44 at the westbound 188 mile marker. According to the highway patrol report, a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by 21-year old Treyson Miller of Rolla, collided with a 2009 Kia Spectra, driven by 22-year old Tanner Orr of St. James. After the collision, the Dodge Neon ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting Miller, who suffered serious injuries and was transported by Phelps County Ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center. According to the report, both drivers were wearing their seat restraints. The Dodge was totaled and removed from the scene by Ron Dishman’s Towing, while the Kia sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

The Salem Police has released some recent reports. On Thursday morning, September 28th at about 5:56, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Iron Mountain Road in reference to someone taking a vehicle without permission. The investigation of the report revealed that a 15-year old male and a 16-year old female, both juveniles of Salem, had taken a black 2001 Mercury Mariner from a residence. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been driven off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle was recovered in Bunker, Missouri. The two juvenile suspects were detained for tampering with a motor vehicle and later released to parents. The report will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office. On Monday, October 2nd at approximately 5:42 in the afternoon, an officer was sent to a residence in the 800 block of West Glendale in reference to a broken window on a vehicle. Thte investigation of the report revealed that a 43-year old female of Salem had damaged a passenger door glass valued at $120.00 on a vehicle with a BB gun. he suspect was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Tuesday morning, October 3rd at approximately 10:59, an officer was detailed to a traffic crash at the Salem Post Office. That investigation revealed a 74-year old male of Salem had driven into the building striking the framed glass wall and inner door. When the framed glass wall collapsed after being struck, it hit a 65-year old male of Salem causing minor injuries. Further investigation led to the arrest of the driver for driving while being intoxicated. The suspect was issued a summons to appear in court and released. There were no other injuries reported. The building sustained extensive damages. On Wednesday morning, October 4th at about 2:47, an officer located two subjects at a residence in the 700 block of South Sligo who had active arrest warrants. A 24-year old female of Edgar Springs was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant from Licking. The suspect was incarcerated pending extradition. A 32-year old male of Licking was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant from Rolla. The suspect was released to Dent County Sheriffs Department for extradition. That same evening at approximately 8:50, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 800 block of East Hawkins in reference to a domestic disturbance. The investigation of the report revealed an intoxicated 38-year old male of Salem was being aggressive and threatening to kill people at the residence. The suspect was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, issued a summons to appear in court and incarcerated on a 12-hour hold. Please contact the Salem Police Department at (573) 729-4242 if you have information regarding any ongoing investigation.

There is no better way to spend a wonderful autumn weekend than attending Old Iron Works Days. The two-day event will be held October 14th and 15th at beautiful Maramec Spring Park, which is located six miles southeast of St. James. Craftsmen will be demonstrating skills of the 1800s era. You can see an antique tool display, apple head dolls, basket making, beekeeping, blacksmiths, chair caning, civil war display, cornhusk dolls, crocheting, herbs, kettlekorn, music, painted dolls, pottery, quilting, ropemaking, soap making, stained glass, storytelling, tinsmith, twinning, wagon wheel weaving, walking sticks, weaving, wheat weaving, woodworking and wool spinning and dyeing. Bluegrass music will be performed on the stage. Performers from the Rolla and St. Clair areas will be entertaining with some great and interesting sounds. Cloggers will also be performing. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fine entertainment along with the fresh autumn air. There is something for everyone at Old Iron Works Days. The cost is still $15 per car or free with a Maramec Spring Annual Parking Pass. So pack your automobile full of family and friends and come on down to Maramec Spring Park. For more information please call 573-265-7124, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.