Cole Camp Police Report

Stephen Phillips
Cole Camp Police Chief
From December 24, 2017 to December 31, 2017 Cole Camp Police Officers have done the following activities:
-Officers have solved a theft investigation that occurred at two local businesses with the aid of the Laurie Police Department and social media.  The male suspect entered two area businesses and asked who the manager was and if they were available.  After receiving information about the manager from an employee, the suspect then advised an employee he had been advised to return an item he claimed to be defective at the approval of the manager.  The suspect would remove the item from the shelf and ultimately get money for an item he never entered the store with.
The suspect then traveled to Laurie, Missouri and pulled the same scam.  Law enforcement officials then turned to social media and was able to identify the suspect after several people contacted law enforcement officials identifying the subject. Charges are currently being filed.
-Officers issued one citation for exceeding the posted speed limit, gave one warning for expired registration, and responded to one alarm call on New Year’s Eve.