School Starting Back Up

It’s that time of the year again. Our schools are getting ready to open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please read the below Missouri State Statute on stopping for school busses. Please watch for the busses and Kids getting on and off the bus. Several kids also walk to school. Let’s keep them safe.

304.050. 1. The driver of a vehicle upon a highway upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner prescribed by law given the signal to stop, shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by its driver to proceed.

Sheriff Adler

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News From Wright County Sheriff’s Office

Greetings, from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. It has been a busy year with several calls. We are at 2159 calls for service so far. Here is a breakdown of some of the calls we have had.
Checked on 32 Abandoned Vehicles, 59 Burglar Alarms, 79 Animal Complaints, 24 Assaults, 21 Burglaries, 79 Domestics, 61 911 Hang up calls, 121 Law Enforcement Agency Assist, 319 Court Papers served, 393 Traffic Violations, 103 Well Being Checks and 70 thefts. This is just some of the calls we responded to.
I want to talk about the Officer involved shooting resulting in Deputy McCleary being shot in the leg by the suspect. On July 5th, five deputies from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, two Missouri State Highway Patrol officers and one Mountain Grove officer went to a residence Southeast in Norwood off of Highway ZZ to execute a search warrant. Officers surrounded the house and observed the suspect in the yard they ordered him to stop and he took off running.
Officers continuously told him to stop and the subject then pulled a weapon. He was told numerous times to put the weapon down the suspect began firing at the officers. Officers returned fire. Deputy JJ McCleary was shot in the leg by the suspect. The suspect was fatally shot.
Deputy McCleary was losing a lot of blood, with quick thinking of the officers they applied a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding. Deputy McCleary was transported by air ambulance to hospital in Springfield.
I have been in law enforcement for nearly 32 years and in the 32 years it seems to me that it is getting worse and worse with the violence we heard in Kansas City and St Louis now it’s in Springfield and it’s drifting this way.
As you remember last year Trooper Crewse was shot, when he was checking on a vehicle in the road Northeast of Mansfield. He since has recovered from a gunshot wound to the head.
Also in July 2018 Mountain Grove Officer BJ Adler was in pursuit of a suspect wanted and the subject shot towards officer Adler’s patrol car. The suspect was apprehended two days later after a short foot pursuit.
August 3rd there was a fund raiser for Deputy McCleary at Shetlers. The place was packed with people supporting Deputy McCleary. A good time was had by all. I want to thank everyone that attended this event. Lots of people thank me and other Law Enforcement Officers for our job. It’s great to live in a place where Officers are thought of. Deputy McCleary is one blessed man.
I am a firm believer that someone up above had his hand on every officer that day of the shooting. Until next time thank you for your support. God Bless.
Sheriff Adler

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Weather Radio’s

A little about NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is a nationwide network of nearly 940 transmitters which continuously broadcast warnings, watches, forecasts, and other emergency messages, 24 hours a day.  You can think of it as your own personal indoor tornado siren. Here in southern Missouri, we provide the programming for thirteen transmitters. (See map above)

 As a key component of the nationwide modernization of the National Weather Service, we have initiated NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.  Forecasts and statements will automatically and instantaneously go straight from the NWS forecaster out over the airwaves, eliminating any delays in broadcasting critical information.

 Yes, the voice is noticeably different.  We have traded personality for speed, and to free up the broadcasters so that they can spend more time analyzing and detecting hazardous weather. This will lead to enhanced services as we strive to meet our main mission…the protection of life and property of the citizens of the Ozarks.

 The NWS office gets rather busy during severe weather, so by automatically broadcasting using the synthesized voice, the staff member previously just sitting in front of a microphone can now complete more important tasks such as talking with severe weather spotters and answering public calls as to the whereabouts of reported severe storms.

What is NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio?

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) of the Department of Commerce. NOAA weather radio provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information directly from the National Weather Service offices across the country. Weather messages are taped and run in a cycle lasting on an average of four to six minutes, and are updated frequently throughout the day.

When severe weather occurs, the routine broadcasting will be interrupted to provide the listener with frequent updates on severe weather warnings or statements for your area. When a severe weather warning is issued and you are within 40 miles of the transmitter, a weather tone will alert on specially built receivers, with warning and safety information following directly after the tone. With the new Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME) weather radios, you can program your weather radio to only receive warnings for the county you program into the radio.

How can I listen to NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio?

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts are made on one of seven high-band FM frequencies ranging from 162.40 to 162.55 MHz. These frequencies are usually not found on the average radio, but require a specially built receiver to pick up the broadcasts.

Where can I get a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio?

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radios can be purchased at many electronics stores nationwide. Prices will most likely vary from location to location, and will also depend on the type of radio you buy. Most receivers can be purchased for around $50 or less. Be sure that NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts can be received in your area! New SAME units will cost around $80.

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On Oct 13th Deputy Mings stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation just west of Mountain Grove on Business 60. He contacted the driver who was identified as Leonard Martin 57 years old from Marshfield.

Deputy Mings noticed Martin was shaking and wouldn’t look at him. He requested Mountain Police K9 Officer Page to come to his location. The K9 alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed app 24.89 grams of meth, Rolling papers, Marijuana, Several different kinds of Pills, Plastic baggies and $933.00 cash. All items were seized.

Martin was charged with the following charges

4 Counts of Delivery of Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid a Class C Felony
Delivery of Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid a Class D Felony
2 Counts of Possession of Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid a Class D Felony
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bond set at $5000 cash.

The above charge is a mere accusation and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of this charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

Good Job Deputy Mings and Deputy Campbell.

Sheriff Adler

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On 10-06-2018 Law Enforcement officers from the Wright and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices and Hartville Police Department served a Search Warrant on Lake Freddie road north of Hartville. Officers seized app 84 grams of methamphetamine, 10 firearms, Pills, Stolen property from Douglas County and $310 cash.

35 year old Edward France of Hartville and 29 year old Amber Henry of Norwood were arrested at the residence.

Both were charged with the following charges by the Wright County Prosecutor’s Office for

Delivery of Controlled Substance Class C Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance Class D Felony
2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving Drug in the 1st Degree Class D Felony
Unlawful Use of a Weapon Possess Weapon and A Felony Controlled Substance Class E Felony
Bond was set at $25,000.00 each.

Two juveniles were also at the home and were placed with other family members.

The above charge is a mere accusation and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of this charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

Oct 27th from 10 am till 2pm the Wright County Sheriff’s Office will participated the National Take Back Day.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.

Bring in you unused, out dated medications and we will dispose of it through the Take Back Program.

Locations of pickups are The Wright County Sheriff’s Office 125 Court Square, Hartville come to the back glass door and The Ann Short Turner Community Center 205 N. Missouri, Mansfield.

Cooler weather reminds us that winter isn’t far away. It is time to check your vehicles over for winter time driving. You should check your Tires, Lights, Engine fluids. Also have an emergency kit in your car. Put items such as a blanket, gloves, shovel, and a small container of rock salt, flashlight, and some non perishable foods in your vehicle. Also a cell phone charger if you have a cell phone.


If you don’t start out the day with a smile, it’s not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.
— Author Unknown

Have a great day! Sheriff Glenn Adler

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Wright County News July 2018



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Full Time and Part Time Jailer Position

Wright County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for a full and part time jailer, for immediate hire. You can come by the office or click the link for an Application and drop it by the office.     The full time position will be evening shift 4pm-12am. You MUST be able to pass a background check and have computer knowledge.

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No Visits on 2/14/2016

Due to the weather conditions, there will not be visitations at the jail on 02/14/2016.

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Sheriff’s Office Report

    Hello from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Hope everyone is good. The month of May was a busy month. The Sheriff’s Office dispatch received 219 calls for service with 143 of those calls belonging to the Sheriff’s Office. The remainder of the calls was for Hartville, Mansfield and Mtn Grove PD, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The calls for the Sheriff’s Office are as follows. 2 Abandon Vehicles, 9 Burglar Alarms, 3 Animal Complaints, 9 Assaults which includes 2 assaults on Deputies, 5 Burglaries, 6 Civil cases, 1 Coroner assist, 10 Domestic’s, 9 Fire/Rescue dispatch, 8 Harassments, 1 Jail Assist, 1 Landlord/ Tenant Dispute, 4 Law Enforcement Assist, 12 Misc Information, 2 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 1 Peace Disturbance, 2 Prowler Calls, 1 call of drugs at a school, 2 Search Warrants, 19 Suspicious Activity, 11 Thefts, 2 Threats, 7 Trespassing, 4 Vandalism’s and 12 Check Wellbeing of a person.
During the month of May the Jail booked in 67 new inmates. We transported 9 to the Department of Corrections that were sentenced.
I would like to remind everyone that during the summer months there is a lot of traffic on our highways. If you are traveling check your vehicle out before you leave. Check things out under the hood such as fluids, battery and fan belts. Then check your tires include tread depth and air pressure. Also check all your lighting is working properly. Remember Buckle Up when you are operating the vehicle.
Watch out for Road Crew with MoDot and the County Road and Bridge. Summer months mean lots of work to our roadways.

The following is State Law.
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, or a stationary vehicle owned by the state highways and transportation commission and operated by an authorized employee of the department of transportation displaying lighted amber or amber and white lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
(1) Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four lanes with not less than two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
(2) Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
3. The motorman of every streetcar shall immediately stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the emergency vehicle has passed, except as otherwise directed by a police or traffic officer.
This to me is a very important law which helps keeps Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, MoDot and Tow Truck operators safe. We will be working an enforcement project sometime this summer for this law. I have read too many stories of the above that I listed loosing someone because they were hit. I want everyone to go home safe after work.
Have a good summer. Thanks you so much for all your support to my Office and I.
Until next time be Happy and Positive for yourself and someone else.
Sheriff Glenn Adler

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