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Calls for Service 744
911 Calls 172
911 Hang Ups 59
Alarms 29
Animal Control 13
Assaults 3
Burglary 7
Civil Process Received 74
Civil Process Served 35
Civil NonEst 10
24 Hour Hold  6
96 Hour Hold 1
Citizen Assist 35
Disturbance 3
Domestic Violence 5
Harassment 5
Juvenile Complaint 7
Missing Person 2
Motor Vehicle Accident w/Injury 10
Motor Vehicle Accident wo/Injury 2
Outside Agency Assist 9
Property Damage 3
Sexual Abuse 1
Stealing 13
Suspicious Activity 20
Traffic Hazard (Road Blocked) 6
Traffic Stops 41
Trespassing 1
Warrant Service (Search) 1
Warrant Service 30


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Stolen Road Signs

We are again having a rash of stolen roadway signs, not only Camden County signs but those that have been put up by MoDot, such as stop signs.  

Those who have stolen the signs need to be prosecuted because they are placing many of our citizens and visitors in harms way.

If you know anyone who has stolen our signs, please contact us.  You do not have to give your name.  If you witness a theft or you believe one is in progress, report it.

You may be saving someone's life.


IRS Email Virus

If you receive an email purporting to be from the IRS, don't open it, DELETE IMMEDIATELY.  It contains a virus.  The ones we have received here at the Sheriff's Office read - IRS - Wage and Income Transcript and IRS Tax Return Transcript. 

Avoid becoming a victim, don't fall for scams and only open emails and other attachments from a known sender.


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Three in Custody on Burglary Charges

On November 30, 2018 Camden County Sheriff's Office was notified of a burglary that had taken placed at a residence off of Wolf Pen Hollow, Camdenton.

During the course of the investigation, LANEG was called in to assist CCSO.  Two search warrants were obtained and executed at the suspect's residences located in Camdenton and Macks Creek.

As a result of the search warrants, antique furniture and other household items were recovered.  Additionally, a stolen road sign and drug paraphernalia were seized. 

Two white males and one white female are in custody and are currently being housed at the Camden County Jail.

Patricia Bertelsmeyer age 41 of Camdenton was charged with Burglary and Stealing with a $20,000 Surety Bond and a Probation / Parole Warrant (No Bond)

Blake Larson age 22 of Macks Creek was charged with felony burglary and felony stealing with a $500.00 cash bond or $5000.00 Surety Bond

Robert Larson age 43 of Camdenton was charged with felony burglary and felony stealing with a cash bond of $3000 or Surety Bond of $30,000


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Three Arrested - Burglary/Stealing/Assault/Resisting Arrest






On 12/2/2018 at approximately 10:54 am, Deputies were sent to a burglary on Nielsen Woods Drive.  A neighbor to the victim noticed three subjects putting his neighbor's property into their vehicle, a white Toyota Camry.  

The vehicle was located by Sunrise Beach Police, however when the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to yield and began traveling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was eventually stopped off North 7 in the area of Greens Ford Road.  The driver thought she had the vehicle in park, however it was actually in reverse and struck the Sunrise Beach Police Officer's vehicle.  

Arrested were a 37 year old Hispanic male from Climax Springs, a 37 year old female from Climax Springs and a 32 year old female from Climax Springs.  

Jennifer L. Young age 32 has been charged with Felony Burglary, Felony Stealing and Assault  Special Victims with a bond of $7500 cash or $75,000 surety

Sarah L. Seabolt age 37 has been charged with Felony Burglary, Felony Stealing and Resisting Arrest with a bond of $7500 cash or $75,000 surety

Juan Moran Ochoa Jr age 37 has been charged with Felony Burglary, Felony Stealing with a bond of $7500 cash or $75,000 surety



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The Missouri Sheriff

Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms has the honor of being featured on the fall/winter cover of this years, "The Missouri Sheriff's" magazine.  

Sheriff Helms has a vision for the county he serves, often quoting Norman Schwarzkopf, "When you don't know what to do, do what is right."  He stands behind that quote.  

In 1989 Sheriff Helms began his full time Law Enforcement career with the Richland Police Department.  In 1991 he joined the Camden County Sheriff's Office, working his way through the ranks.

After taking office as your sheriff, he brought back the Community Oriented Policing concept started by former sheriff John Page, by placing community resource officers in the areas of Macks Creek, Climax Springs, Stoutland and Hurricane Deck.  He has also added School Resource Officers in Macks Creek, Stoutland and Hurricane Deck Schools.  

The purpose of the Community Resource Officers is to get to know their communities and business owners as well as interact in the schools.  

Sheriff Helms is also dedicated to getting his deputies and other employees a living wage.  It is time for a Class 1 county to step up and pay Class 1 wages.  The base pay for deputies is $26,700 a year.  With the Sheriff Salary Supplement Fund, the annual wage for a deputy to risk their lives is raised to $29,000.  Communications, Records, Corrections and many other division personnel get far less than that as an annual income.

Getting more money for my personnel, "It's the right thing to do."  Sheriff Helms has an open door policy.  If you have a question or concern come and visit with him.

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Search Warrant Results in 3 Drug Related Arrests

On 11/15/2018 as the result of a search warrant obtained by LANEG and with the assistance of the Camden County Sheriff's Office, three were taken into custody and were charged with various drug related offenses:

Jade Thompson age 24 of Camdenton was charged with:

Five Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance - D Felony
One Count of Possession of Marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid - D Misd

$1000.00 Cash or $10,000.00 Surety

Lucas Newman age 31 of Montreal, Mo. was charged with:

One Count of Possession of a Controlled Substance - D Felony

$500.00 Cash or $5000.00 Surety

Steven Michael Clark age 34 of Camdenton was charged with:

Three Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance - D Felony

$1000.00 Cash or $10,000.00 Surety

All three subjects are being held in the Camden County Adult Detention Center.


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UPDATE – Victim has been identified as 34-year-old Derek Ray Harrelson from Camdenton.

UPDATE – Christine Jolene Zahn age 47 of Camdenton, Mo. is being held at the Camden County Adult Detention Center and charged with a Class A Felony of Murder in the 2nd degree and Felony Armed Criminal Action, bond $500,000.00 cash only.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Shortly after midnight Camden County Deputies and Detectives responded to a residence just north of Greenview, reference a shooting.  

Upon arrival, the shooting was deemed a possible homicide.  The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  

There are no further details at this time, pending investigation.

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UPDATE - Shoplifting - Woods Grocery Store - Sunrise Beach

UPDATE - Thanks to our Facebook followers, this woman has been identified and arrested.

The Sunrise Beach Police Department is requesting assistance 
in identifying this woman.  At approximately 1 pm today, she 
entered the Wood's Grocery Store and decided to help herself
to large quantities of alcoholic beverages, coke products, Turkey, 
and other items.

She was seen entering the white Jeep Cherokee.

If you believe you can identify her, please contact the Sunrise Beach
Police Department 573-374-7757 or dispatch at 573-378-5481 option 2 or your local Law Enforcement Agency.


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