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Dogwood Festival Parade April 17, 2021

As many of you know, the Dogwood Parade has been moved and will be going from Ball Park Rd to the Ozarks Amphitheater.  If you are planning to bring a horse to ride in the parade you will be staging at the lot across from the aquatic center at the entrance to the city park.

The horse trailers must be moved by 9:20 am to the upper lot of the amphitheater which is located off the main entrance on North Business 5.  This means that you will probably have to have someone responsible for moving the trailer while the horse and rider remain at the staging location.

North Business 5 will be closed starting at 9:45 am until the conclusion of the parade.  

For safety reasons we are requesting that you don't ride your horse along North Business 5 after the parade. 

Thank you. 

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UPDATE - Wanted Person - Timothy Cole Evans

UPDATE - At approximately 3:15 pm this date, Timothy Evans was taken into custody without incident. Sheriff Helms wants to take this opportunity  to thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Camdenton Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office for their assistance.

The Camden County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Timothy Cole Evans, age 32, w/m, 6'2", approximately 155 pounds. Felony Warrants.  

If you have any information about Evans whereabouts contact the Camden County Sheriff's Office at 573-346-2243.



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Need Assistance Identifying Burglary Suspects

On 12/2/2020 at approximately 12:30 am, Camden County Deputies were sent to a residence on Petunia Road reference a burglary in progress.  The female and male were seen breaking into the residence and taking items from the residence.  The stolen property was placed into the pick up in the photo.  If anyone has information as to the identity of these thieves, please contact the Camden County Sheriff's Office at 573-346-2243 reference report 2020-3079.  

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Communications Officers Needed - Applications Re-Opened

The Camden County Sheriff's Office, Camdenton, Mo. is posting hiring opportunities for two Communications Officers. Personnel in this position are responsible for receiving, evaluating, and disseminating calls for county, police, fire and emergency medical service through the Communications Unit. A communications officer is often the first line of communication with the public and must exhibit a positive attitude. Must be able to handle stressful situations and can multi-task...Must be able to type at least 30wpm and have a High School Diploma or Equivalent – No Felony Convictions.. Prior experience in the emergency dispatching field would be preferable with knowledge of computer aided dispatching. Must be able to work all shifts.  For full job description go to communications link on employment page of website.

Starting pay is $13.00 per hour, $28,392.00 annual. If interested, you can find the application on: www.camdencountymosheriff.org

Drug Search Warrant



In the early morning hours of December 1, 2019 officers with the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Camden County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Linn Creek. As a result of the search warrant, approximately 56 grams of Methamphetamine, 24 grams of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms, 300 Grams of Marijuana, THC wax, Hashish, 3 grams of Fentanyl, 7 Hydrocodone pills, 113 pseudoephedrine tablets along with precursors used in the production of methamphetamine, 2 firearms, a large amount of currency, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money were seized. An additional search warrant was granted and as a result 189 hydrocodone pills, 2 grams of methamphetamine, Marijuana, Hashish, and drug paraphernalia used in the distribution of controlled substances were seized. Two males and one female were arrested and placed on 24 hour holds.


The Camden County Prosecutor charged the following persons:


Mary M Hill age 40 of Linn Creek was charged with

- 2 Counts Felony possession of a controlled substances

- Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance

- Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

$7500 Surety Bond


Russell A Stamm Age 41 of Linn Creek Was charged with

-2 Counts Felony Possession of Controlled Substance

-Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

-Misdemeanor Counterfeiting

-Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance

-Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

Surety Bond $7500


Darrin R Hopkins Age 55 was charged with

-Felony Drug Trafficking 2nd degree

-3 Counts Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance

-2 Counts Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

-Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Surety Bond $100,000.00


Hill and Stamm bonded on the charges. Hopkins remains at the Camden County Correctional Facility.


*The Camden County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.


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Arrest- Burlgary Suspect


On 11/29/19 deputies located a subject wanted for burglaries of several area businesses in the Macks Creek area. A vehicle stop was attempted on the individual however the vehicle failed to stop for deputies. After a brief vehicle pursuit, deputies were able to place the subject in custody without further incident. Deputies located a quantity of Methamphetamine and Marijuana on the subject pursuant to his arrest. The subject was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges.


The Camden County Prosecutor charged Eddie E Hoskins Age 32 of Macks Creek with:

- Felony 2nd Degree Burglary

- Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance

- Felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing


Hoskins Also had Two misdemeanor warrants for failing to appear on traffic offenses. He remains in the Camden County Correctional Facility on a total surety bond of $25,300.00.


*The Camden County Sheriff's Office Reminds the public each individual arrested is innocent until proven guilty.

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New Release- Deputy Assault



On 11/24/19 deputies were assisting Lake Ozark Police with an inmate who was urinating within the cell and attempting to flood the holding cell. Deputies accompanied officers to the hospital where the subject became combative. As deputies were assisting the subject to a patrol unit, the subject kicked a deputy in the groin. Upon arrival at the Camden County Correctional Facility, the subject attempted to kick more deputies in the groin area. The subject was placed in a secure holding cell and on a 24 hour hold for assault.


Campbell K Bee age 22 of Lake Ozark was charged with Felony 3rd Degree Assault on a special victim and 4th Degree Assault with a bond  of $5000.00. Campbell was later released on bond.

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New Release- warrant arrest

On 11/23/19 Deputies were attempting to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle whereas the passenger was known to have active warrants. During the attempted traffic stop, the driver failed to stop for deputies and continued to the Gerbes' Grocery Store Parking Lot in Camdenton. As the vehicle slowed, the passenger fled the vehicle. After a brief foot pursuit, the subject was taken into custody without incident.


The driver, James P Winfrey age 51 out of Fulton was charged with Interfering with an Arrest with a bond of $500.00.


The passenger, Matthew D Valentine Age 41 of Camdenton was arrested on 7 Felony warrants and 2 misdemeanor warrants out of Camden County with no bond. Valentine was also charged with one additional count of Felony Resisting Arrest with a bond of $10,000.00.


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New Release- Narcotics


On 11/22/19 the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Camden County Sheriff's Office were conducting a drug investigation on Bollinger Creek Rd, in the Climax Springs Area. As a result of the investigation, a large marijuana grow was located. 291 Flowering Marijuana plants, 140 starter plants, an amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia used in the distribution and consumption of controlled substance was seized. One male subject was arrested as a result of the investigation.


James B Garr Age 56 of Climax Springs was charged with:

Count I Class C felony Manufacture of a controlled substance

Count II Class D Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance

Count III Class A Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Garr remains at the Camden County Detention Center on a $100,000.00 bond.

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