Branson Police Department

  • Agency: Branson Police Department
  • Address: 110 West Maddux Street_x000D_, Suite 100_x000D_, Branson, 65616 MO
  • Chief: Stephen W Mefford (Chief of Police)
Phone: 417-334-3300
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Branson Police Department is located at 110 West Maddux Street_x000D_, Suite 100_x000D_, Branson, 65616 MO. The Chief of Police of the department is Stephen W Mefford. The Branson Police Department phone number is 417-334-3300.

Branson Police Department News

NEWS RELEASE: Traffic Stop Results in Arrest A Branson Police Officer discovered drugs and a weapon following a routine traffic stop early Saturday morning (October 28) around 4:30 am. Three men were in the vehicle when the officer initiated the stop for traffic violations. The vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of three men for drug charges. The police officer also recovered a firearm and stolen property. “The police officer discovered stolen property that had been taken from several motor vehicles in the area,” stated Assistant Police Chief Eric Schmitt. “As this traffic stop took place early in the morning, the victims had not even discovered their cars had been broken into and their property taken,” added Schmitt. Most of the stolen property has been returned to the owners. “The victims seemed very pleased to be contacted about their property before they even knew the crime had occurred,” stated Schmitt. Springfield residents Gregory Komer, age 30 and Matthew Bressman, age 29 were both arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. Branson resident Justin Walsh-Peterson, age 27, who was also in the vehicle was charged with possession of a class D felony amount of drugs. “He was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm which is a class D felony,” stated Schmitt. All three were booked into the Taney County Jail. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to lock their vehicles and not leave personal property visible from outside the vehicles. “Items such as cell phones, MP3 players, laptop computers and shopping bags make great targets for thieves,” stated Schmitt. “Don’t just rely on key fobs to lock your vehicle doors, but also take the time to pull on the door handles to make sure it is properly locked.”

NEWS RELEASE Alleged Victim Admits to Branson Police She Fabricated the Crime Police Officers and Detectives with the Branson Police Department have been working to investigate an alleged abduction and sexual assault of a juvenile after reporting the crime last Thursday afternoon. An aggressive investigation was initiated as police officers and detectives worked essentially around the clock to work on and follow-up on every lead and tip that was received. Based on the investigation and information received, the detectives completed a third interview with the alleged victim. During this interview, the victim admitted that she had fabricated the story and the crime did not occur. Because the person involved is a minor, further information on potential charges will not be released as juvenile records are closed to the public.

UPDATE: Please see updated news release posted on 10/31/2017 about this incident. Wanted for Abduction and Sexual Assault On October 26 at 1:55pm Branson Police received the report of the abduction and rape of a 14 year old female. The abduction occurred in the 1500 block of Bird Road in Branson. The suspect is not known by the victim. The victim has provided the following description of the suspect and vehicle. If you have any information please contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

Medication take-backs offer a safe way for community members to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, helping eliminate potential public safety concerns and contamination of our water supply. There is no cost for disposal, and all medications, except sharps, inhalers and glass containers, are accepted free and anonymously. The following locations in Branson locations will be participating in the upcoming drug take-back event. CVS Pharmacy - 105 Loyd Rd, Branson, MO 65616 Branson Police Department - 110 W. Maddux, Branson, MO 65616 Last fall, over 36,075 pounds of medications was collected in Missouri.

James F. Epps Bridge Lane Closure Public Works will be closing one lane of traffic on the James F. Epps bridge starting Tuesday, October 24, 2017 through Friday October 27, 2017. Barricades and detour signs will direct motorists and pedestrians safely through the lane closure at this location. Please be aware of temporary safety signage, watch for construction personnel, use an alternate route if possible and/or expect delays if traveling through the Roundabout.

Drug Take-Back Event Branson Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription drug take-back event. The event will be held on Saturday October 28th from 10am to 2pm at the Branson Police Department. The event is conducted to promote a location where the public can bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Tommy Zeigler continues to be missing from our community. To date we have spent hundreds of hours investigating / looking for Mr. Zeigler. Despite our best efforts in speaking with family, friends, and utilizing several resources, Mr. Zeigler has not been located. It's our top priority in locating Mr. Zeigler and will continue until he is located. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Zeigler, please contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

LANE CLOSURE: Roundabout / Branson Landing Blvd The City of Branson will be closing one lane of traffic on Branson Landing Boulevard at the Roundabout near Cox Hospital on Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Barricades and detour signs will direct motorists and pedestrians safely through the lane closure at this location. Please be aware of temporary safety signage, watch for construction personnel, use an alternate route if possible and/or expect delays if traveling through the Roundabout.

Wanted Suspect - We need your help identifying the suspects pictured below. If you have any information about them, please contact Detective Smith at 417-334-3300.

Stolen Vehicle: 2013 Honda CBR 600 RR Missouri License: CX6YL Color: Red (Orange front rim, black rear rim)

Missing Person - Tommy Zeigler Last possible reported sighting was in the Ridgedale, MO area on 09/29/2017. We need your help locating Tommy Zeigler. If you have any information please contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

HAPPENING NOW: come out to National Night Out 2017 at the Branson RecPlex.

Don't forget. Tonight at the Branson RecPlex is National Night Out 2017. Come out and meet local area first responders. Event is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

UPDATE @ 11:12am: Shepherd of the Hills Expressway is now open. TRAFFIC ALERT: Branson Police is currently working a motor vehicle accident on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway near Sight and Sound. Officers have closed Shepherd of the Hills Expressway between Roark Valley Road and Expressway Lane. Motorist are advised to avoid this location until further notice.

UPDATE: Roadway at State Highway 376 near Kirkland Drive is now open. Branson Police Department currently has officers at a semi-truck crash on Missouri 376 in the area of rock quary. The semi-truck is currently leaking fluid and blocking all four lanes of traffic. The police department has closed the road. Motorist are advised to avoid this location until the crash scene is cleared.

Mark your calendars!! National Night Out 2017 is Tuesday October 3rd. Come out and meet local area first responders with the Taney County Ambulance District, Taney County Sheriffs Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Branson MO Fire-Rescue, Western Taney County Fire Protection District and many more at the Branson Parks & Recreation RecPlex, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Missing Person Tommy Zeigler If you have any information please contact the Branson Police Department.

Branson Police Receive New Patrol Bicycle http://bit.ly/2xvXKqs

👮‍♀️ Branson Area National Night Out 2017 👩‍🚒 When: October 3, 2017 Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: Branson RecPlex Help us get the word out. Please 👍 and share this.

National Night Out is a free event that brings together first responders, health and safety organizations, and neighborhood groups to bring you a night of safety education and fun activities for the whole family! Several local first responders and resource agencies will be present allowing interaction with equipment and vehicles. The first 250 people will receive a free hot dog, hamburger, and treats. When: October 3, 2017 Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: Branson RecPlex Help us get the word out. Please like and share this event.

Wanted Suspects - We need your help identifying the suspects pictured below. If you have any information about them, please contact us at 417-334-1085.

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Wanted Person - Charles Bryan Fox is wanted by local authorities and has been in the Branson area over the past week. Fox has no established residence or transportation. He is moved from place to place by friends. Fox has warrants for his arrest, Taney County FTA-Possession of Weapon (No Bond), Christian County FTA-Forgery ($40,000 bond) If you know of the location of Fox please call 911, do not approach Charles Brian Fox on you own.