Wednesday Nite Note!
One pregnant woman stabbed another pregnant woman in the arm on Wednesday afternoon, according to police spokeswoman Lisa Cox.
The incident happened at 717 W. State St. Cox said the injury was not life-threatening, and that she believed the disturbance was over a male.
A Springfield police report from Tuesday said officers were called to a burglary in the 3900 block of West Camden Street.
Among the missing items were two weed eaters, a chainsaw, a backpack and a trash can.
Ozark police say Justin Merida, 37, set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s mobile home — while five people were inside.
Firefighters on scene at the Sunday fire in the 2500 block of West Longview Road told police that the fire was suspicious, and appeared to originate from a box of leaves under the mobile home.
When police contacted the homeowner, she said she’d recently broken up with Merida. She’d also received a text from him saying “I’m fixing to do something drastic” and voicemails about how “she would be sorry for doing him wrong.”
Merida later told police that he had just wanted to “scare” her because she had been ignoring his texts and calls, but knew she wasn’t home when he lit the fire. Four children — including the woman’s son — and a babysitter were inside, but unharmed.
Merida was charged Monday with arson.
A Springfield police report from Tuesday said a woman was arrested, and gave a man the keys to her house in the 800 block of South Market Avenue.
When she returned home, things had been stolen and her dog was dead.
Sheryl Moore, 57, told Christian County sheriff’s deputies that she was mad at her husband for coming home late on Monday — so she ripped pages out of books, broke dishes and fired several rounds from a .45 pistol into the backyard of their home in the 200 block of Valleyview Road — all after having “too much to drink,” according to court documents.
Moore’s husband said he had received “several cryptic texts” from his wife, and a phone call from his son telling him not to come home or he could be in danger.
Moore was charged with using a loaded weapon while intoxicated.
Police say Justin Brown, 18, fired a gun from a moving vehicle over the heads of two women on Sunday.
Court documents say Brown entered an ex-girlfriends apartment in the 2100 block of North Clifton Avenue without her permission, and when asked to leave brandished a handgun.
When he eventually left, in the passenger seat of a truck, documents say he fired the gun once in the air over the girl’s heads. Brown was charged Sunday with unlawful use of a weapon.
There were 27 motor vehicle crashes, four reports of domestic violence and no reports of DWI in Springfield on Tuesday.
A Springfield police report from Tuesday said a man called Springfield police wanting to report his ex-girlfriend for calling Springfield police on him.
The Nite Note is compiled by Trevor J. Mitchell. Follow him on Twitter @TJM613 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach him by phone at 417-836-1189.