Springfield Police Department

Springfield Police Department

The endangered person advisory that was issued for Mackenzie M. Whisnant has been canceled.  The teen has been located, and is safe.  According to the Springfield Police Department, "Whisnant was located at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson County, Missouri, by the Oak Grove Police Department...Further investigation is underway, and additional details will be forthcoming."

Chris Straw, Building Development Services

Stand in front of an old, white, multi-story house on W. Hamilton in Springfield's Grant Beach Neighborhood and you can see why it's been a source of frustration for neighbors for a long time. The front and back doors are wide open--so are several windows.  There's a couch in the front yard, tires in a side yard and a large pile of junk just behind the house.  The inside is in a state of disrepair, and a steady stream of water flows from a broken pipe under the kitchen sink, flooding the floor."

City of Springfield

UPDATE:  Thirteen-year-old Rachel Mosher has been found.  A bus driver for City Utilities' transit system located her at a bus stop at Campbell and Broadmoor.  

Original Story:  The Springfield Police Department continues searching for a missing and endangered child and is asking for the public’s help in finding her. Thirteen-year-old Rachel A. Mosher left a relative's home in the 500 block of E. Deerfield in Springfield at around 6 last night.  She was last seen in the area of Campbell and Walnut Lawn.

Springfield Police Department

Springfield has lost another police dog to retirement.  Service dog, Terra, officially retired from her duties with the Springfield Police Department in November.  The eight-year-old Belgian Malinois retired along with her handler, Officer Jeff Ferneau. 

Terra was born in Holland in 2008 and served the SPD as K9 partner to two officers since 2012.  She was deployed 563 times and was responsible for locating 29 people, making 82 narcotics finds and assisting with 77 arrests.  She’ll spend retirement with Officer Ferneau at his home.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

The latest Public Safety Report from the Springfield Police Department shows a significant increase in vehicle thefts.  That type of crime rose 31 percent from July through September compared to the same period last year.  Vehicles in that category include automobiles, scooters, ATVs, motorcycles and even golf carts.

Springfield Police spokesperson Lisa Cox said they’re seeing the same types of problems surrounding vehicle thefts as they have in the past.