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Interacting with you as a resident of West Plains is one of the most important things we do. The more information you can access through Police Department bulletins, special events and other resources, the safer the choices you can make. The more information you can provide to us by staying aware, reporting a crime or spotting a suspect, the better we can protect you.
Your safety is the reason we’re here, so we provide real-time, accurate data and effective, open communication and transparency so you know what we are doing and why we’re doing it. One of the primary ways we do this is through this website and social media.
This page includes recent West Plains Police Department and community media releases. Documents in PDF format require Adobe Reader.
As you know, crime is on the increase in most large U.S. cities. It is also becoming more prevalent in small communities. Thinking that it can only happen to someone else and doing nothing to prepare yourself or take precautionary measures in case makes you the perfect victim criminals are looking for.
Periodically, the West Plains Police Department seeks the assistance of the public in helping solve cases. View our active case file to see if you can help.
This list is intended for reference only and no liability is assumed or implied for names which may appear herein. Please request information from the West Plains Police Department regarding official warrant information.
Fort Smith, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Donald W. Lamoureaux, age 68 of Ash Flat, Arkansas, appeared today in Fort Smith before United States Magistrate Judge Mark E. Ford on a complaint for charges of Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor for Sexual Purposes. According to public information, Lamoureaux practiced family medicine in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Dexter, Missouri and was also employed at the VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri. Lamoureaux resided in Sharp County, Arkansas and was arrested in West Plains, Missouri on Friday, February 6, 2015, by the West Plains Police Department.
U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “The conduct at issue in this case is frightening. The threat of abuse to young and innocent children is serious, ever-present, and very real. We must and will do everything in our power to bring those involved in these despicable crimes to justice.” [READ MORE]