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Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Nevada woman sentenced on non payment of payroll taxes

A Nevada, Missouri woman has been sentenced for failure to pay over employees payroll taxes. According to the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson, 51 year old Dana Cavener has been sentenced for failing to pay payroll taxes. Cavener will face five years of probation, with 30 months of home detention, and also ordered to pay $461,831.00 in restitution.

In October of last year, Cavener waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before United States District Judge M. Douglas Harpool of failing to pay more than $357,000.00 in federal taxes.

According to the sentencing memorandum, Cavener was corporate secretary, majority owner, and Manager of Cavener's Library and Office Supplies, Inc. in Nevada, where she employed an average of three to five employees during the decade of criminal misconduct. Cavener's guilty plea, she admitted she withheld federal income taxes, Social Security taxes, and Medicare taxes from wages of her employees, but willfully failed to pay over those taxes to the IRS from 2001 to 2011.

Man arrested on assault charges in Nevada, Missouri

Christopher Blake
A Nevada man has been arrested in connection to an assault involving the use of an edged weapon in Nevada. Nevada Police Department Officials say, 28 year old Christopher Blake has been arrested on assault charges in Nevada.

Officials say, Nevada PD responded to a call of a disturbance with a reported knifing in the 300 block of East Allison Street in Nevada. Reports indicate, on arrival, officers found an injured 46 year old male victim suffering from a stab wound on his upper left arm. The victim alleged a personal dispute escalated into the knife attack, with the victim identifying Blake as the suspect. A short time later, Blake was located in his residence in the 1400 block of North Ash, where he was taken into custody without incident. Blake is charged with assault in the 2nd degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action.

He is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $15,000.00 cash or surety.

Western Missouri 911 Job Opening

Our partners at Western Missouri 911 have a job opening!
Title: Emergency Telecommunicator I
Status: Full time, hourly
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Western Missouri 9-1-1 Dispatch Center Director, the Communications officer works with communications systems in different cities within Vernon County’s Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Communications Center.
Representative Duties:

• Operates public safety equipment as assigned to receive incident reports, including emergency calls through 911, and simultaneously enters information into computer system.
• Operates and maintains computer-aided dispatch equipment as directed.
• Follows all departmental policy and reports.
• Maintains various records and reports, and enters all MULES entries and inquiries as needed.
• Performs the duties of Telecommunicator as needed.
• Performs routine testing and inspection of communications equipment as required and reports any malfunctions to supervisor and Director.
• Upon completion of training, operates and provides Emergency Medical Dispatch as needed.
• Maintains effective security measures and protection of confidential information.
• May be required to attend approved professional development opportunities.
• Performs related work as required by the Executive Director.
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Valid driver’s license
• Must successfully complete a background check and drug screening
• Ability to use various computer software in a variety of situations
• Must be able to read and use maps
• Must be able to read and comprehend oral and written instructions, prepare and present clear and written reports
• Ability to work calmly and effectively in high stress situations
• Ability to present information in one-on-one situations to the public, other employees and supervisor(s)
Physical Demands:
• Performs bending and reaching necessary to obtain resource materials
• Employee is subject to sitting for long periods of time
• Must be able to use a keyboard, grip objects and wear communications headsets that may cover or fit within the canal of the ear
• Must be able to talk, hear and understand spoken communications originating simultaneously from both the headset and other sources in the communications room.
• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus
Other Demands:

• Must be able to work 10-12 hour shifts
• Must have a flexible schedule; will be required to work days, nights or evenings as assigned
• Benefits available after successfully completing the 90 day probationary period

Arrest Made by Nevada Police for Multiple Warrants

The Nevada Police Department report that they have concluded an investigation of a series of suspected criminal acts with the arrest of an individual wanted on multiple arrest warrants.

Nevada Police Officers developed investigative leads pertaining to the location of a wanted subject that led to his arrest. A surveillance was established in the area of the 600 block of N. Adams. Officers approached the subject and successfully executed an arrest, escorting the individual to a patrol car. The subject broke free from the officer’s grip and fled westbound on foot until he was successfully captured by police with the help of a citizen near the intersection of Lee and Clay Streets.

Taken into custody was:

Trevor D. Hull, a 19 year old Nevada resident.

Hull is being held on a $18,500 cash or surety bond in the Vernon County Jail on the following charges issued by the Associate Circuit Court of Vernon County, Missouri:

Burglary 1st Degree Class B Felony
Resisting Arrest Class D Felony
Resisting Arrest Class A Misdemeanor
Stealing Class A Misdemeanor
Property Damage 2nd Class B Misdemeanor
Careless and Imprudent Driving Class B Misdemeanor
Driving W/ Revoked

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Station at 417- 448 – 5100.

To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417- 448 - 2710 or use the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117. Any and all information will be kept confidential.
In an emergency situation, individuals should not hesitate in calling 911.