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local floater too

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#1 Aug 20, 2012
Just what do You think of Our Sherriff(VanBelle) honest Opinions only PLEASE!!
guest

Hernando, MS

#2 Aug 21, 2012
I think he is doing a good job. He works hard, trying to clean up the county. Remember, he inherited a big mess. The mess didn't happen over night so don't expect it to be cleaned up over night. Give him a chance to do his job.
Life long local

United States

#3 Aug 21, 2012
Then he needs to do the job. And not act the fool many times.
flatlander

Caruthersville, MO

#4 Aug 21, 2012
he is only one man and i know its hard trying to satisfy thousands so stop all the bitching and give the man a chance.
I know

Sparta, MO

#5 Aug 22, 2012
Come November he will be gone.
Dick Hern

Branson, MO

#6 Aug 22, 2012
I know wrote:
Come November he will be gone.
And if he is, we will have to start all over again. Not telling anyone how to vote but, why not give the Sheriff at least two terms to reform things. If we don't we will be right back where we have been.
Any new administration takes time to get things running smoothly.

Yours for an understanding community.

DH/law

Since: May 12

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#7 Aug 22, 2012
Van Belle is an honest no nonsense man! He does an excellent job! It is not an easy job, he leaves no stone unturned and follows up on every lead. Of course some people who are involved in colorful activities do not like him. I believe he is exactly what Van Buren needs to keep us safe. I applaud Sherrif Van Belle for doing such an amazing job! He has helped me many times.
A Joke

United States

#8 Aug 22, 2012
He's not doing a good job, nor are his deputies. They harass innocent people at Deer Run and refuse to process thieves like Jimmy Huffman, Jon Bourque and the 2 punks stealing air conditioners. He has detained 2 women making a night deposit claiming he was stopping a bank robbery. They have numberous times violated citizens rights. We need a sheriff with experience like Rick Stephens. Rick has nearly 20 years law experience and is an honest and fair person. While he was interim sheriff he did a fine job. How many Meth labs has Van Belle busted? None that I know of. How many drug dealers have they caught? Not many, if any. The dept seems more focused on harassing the average citizen than going after real criminals.
Dick Hern

Branson, MO

#9 Aug 22, 2012
A Joke wrote:
He's not doing a good job, nor are his deputies. They harass innocent people at Deer Run and refuse to process thieves like Jimmy Huffman, Jon Bourque and the 2 punks stealing air conditioners. He has detained 2 women making a night deposit claiming he was stopping a bank robbery. They have numberous times violated citizens rights. We need a sheriff with experience like Rick Stephens. Rick has nearly 20 years law experience and is an honest and fair person. While he was interim sheriff he did a fine job. How many Meth labs has Van Belle busted? None that I know of. How many drug dealers have they caught? Not many, if any. The dept seems more focused on harassing the average citizen than going after real criminals.

As Sheriff what he KNOWS, and what you think are two different things. I'm sure you wouldn't want.
it to get out, just who they are looking for. Again help them do their jobs. In the end, you might just be satisfied.

DH/law

Since: May 12

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#10 Aug 22, 2012
He has been making busts. Not everything is public.
Hey

United States

#11 Aug 22, 2012
Athena13 wrote:
He has been making busts. Not everything is public.
sorry Athena13 but you are wrong. Any arrest is public information. There is yet to be a file in the court house over any meth labs here in carter county. All arrests and even traffic tickets are to be able to be seen by the public.
get a life

Forsyth, MO

#12 Aug 22, 2012
Dick Hern wrote:
<quoted text>
As Sheriff what he KNOWS, and what you think are two different things. I'm sure you wouldn't want.
it to get out, just who they are looking for. Again help them do their jobs. In the end, you might just be satisfied.
DH/law
huff and borque were arested, an bonded out. might wanna pay more tention.
get a life

Forsyth, MO

#13 Aug 22, 2012
A Joke wrote:
He's not doing a good job, nor are his deputies. They harass innocent people at Deer Run and refuse to process thieves like Jimmy Huffman, Jon Bourque and the 2 punks stealing air conditioners. He has detained 2 women making a night deposit claiming he was stopping a bank robbery. They have numberous times violated citizens rights. We need a sheriff with experience like Rick Stephens. Rick has nearly 20 years law experience and is an honest and fair person. While he was interim sheriff he did a fine job. How many Meth labs has Van Belle busted? None that I know of. How many drug dealers have they caught? Not many, if any. The dept seems more focused on harassing the average citizen than going after real criminals.
huff an bourge were arested, they bonded, might wanna pay more atention.
Dick Hern

Branson, MO

#14 Aug 22, 2012
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>sorry Athena13 but you are wrong. Any arrest is public information. There is yet to be a file in the court house over any meth labs here in carter county. All arrests and even traffic tickets are to be able to be seen by the public.
Because you say there no meth labs arrests, could it be that they all have been driven out of our county by the High Sheriff doing such a good job? If you KNOW of any, why don't you do your civic duty and report them and the location to the Sheriff.(Bet he would investigate your report)

DH/law
Life long local

United States

#15 Aug 22, 2012
What about last weekend when the jail was full do instead of arresting people he would just kicked them free or just gave them a ticket and they were stopped again. Do the fight thing first and you won't have to do it again
Dick Hern

Branson, MO

#16 Aug 22, 2012
get a life wrote:
<quoted text>huff and borque were arested, an bonded out. might wanna pay more tention.
Sort of makes my point,doesn't it.

DH/law
just my opinion

Wentzville, MO

#17 Aug 22, 2012
It is good to know that the current Sheriff and his deputies are not keeping the tradition of "the good ole boy" system. Van Belle has my vote just for that very reason.
UMMMMM

Ava, MO

#18 Aug 22, 2012
Well Rick Stevens will do a good job. And did u know our dep. are out m hy working at current on the lodge? Get real our tax dollars are paying them to be security out there?
Nope

United States

#20 Aug 22, 2012
And another thing... Van belle is a good sheriff but personally I will vote for Rick. U never see him "protecting our counties" and he did not make the whole "kidnapping" story public for a few days. I think he should have contacted the news papers and everyone to make it public instead of letting it keep on going
Heard

United States

#21 Aug 23, 2012
The Sheriffs department is terrible. Deputy Shane and the Sheriff are both disrespectful and have no clue what they are doing. Shane uses vulgar language while dealing with innocent victims and the sheriff covers for him because he's worked over 4 hours and is tired. HELLO it's his job tired or not! If he's tired he has no business working! Guess its a good thing no physical activity was involved.

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