Thursday Nite Note!
The Nite Note reports recent police and fire incidents and is compiled from public records, on-the-scene reporting and interviews. Some significant incidents may not be in the Nite Note but are reported in full elsewhere on the site.
Greene County sheriff’s deputies say an intoxicated man repeatedly yelled expletives at them as he refused orders to leave the Greene County Courthouse.
Deputies say Leonard Gardner entered the courthouse in December 2014 and began acting aggressive, asking “how tough are you, boy?” and making a “bring it on” posture.
Deputies say they determined Gardner was intoxicated and asked him to leave the building. When he refused, he was arrested for trespassing.
Deputies say he continued to call them “(expletive) pig” and “chicken(expletive) cracker” as he was taken to a cell in Greene County Jail. He was charged Tuesday with peace disturbance and drunkenness in a prohibited place.
A Springfield police report from Wednesday said Grant Avenue Baptist Church was vandalized for the fourth time in the last month.
A Springfield police report from Wednesday said golf clubs were stolen from Bass Pro Shops on Monday afternoon.
Police say a driver pulled out of the Kum & Go at 529 S. Grant Ave. directly into the path of a police car around noon Wednesday, resulting in a motor vehicle crash. The suspect, Alvaro Cardenas-Alvarado, was arrested for DWI.
A Springfield police report from Wednesday said officers received information about a 58-year-old man inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl.
Springfield police reports say there were 15 motor vehicle crashes, nine reports of domestic violence and no DWI reports on Wednesday.
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.