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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 11/20/19 deputies were in the area of Spencer Creek Road assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol with a motor vehicle accident. During the investigation, a male passenger, who was extremely intoxicated, became aggressive towards law enforcement. While deputies were attempting to calm the subject down, he struck a deputy in the face. After a brief altercation, the subject was taken into custody without further incident.
Cory J Blume Age 30 of Camdenton was charged with Assault- 3rd degree special victim and resisting/interfering with arrest. His bond was set at $50,000.00 Surety. Blume later bonded on the charges.
On 11/15/19 deputies responded to the area of Show Me Lane in Camdenton reference a stolen vehicle. According to the victim, the vehicle had been stolen by a known person. Later that evening deputies located the vehicle and suspect at the Osage Beach Walmart. The subject was taken into custody without incident.
Nathan S Wilson age 36 out of Lake Ozark was charged with 1st Degree Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. He remains at the Camden County Detention Center on a $5000.00 surety bond.
On 11/09/19 deputies responded to the area of Racquet Club Drive reference a check the wellbeing. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased female and male at the residence. The two individuals were identified as Anand P Torres age 41 and Kourtney L Torres age 29 both of Lake Ozark, MO. According to Capt. Chris Twitchel, the cause of death and manner are still currently under investigation.