Public’s Help Needed Locating Fraud Suspect

Posted 12 months ago

By John P Tretbar

JOHN W. ROTHWELLThe Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Joseph Police Department would like your help in locating John Wayne Rothwell.

Rothwell is a 44 year old w/m. He is 6′ and 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Rothwell is wanted for issuing checks on a closed/bogus account. He currently has warrants from several counties both in Missouri and Kansas, and is still issuing checks from the account.

If you know the whereabouts of or have any information on Rothwell, please contact the St. Joseph Police Department Communications Center at (816)271-4777 or the TIPS hotline at 238-TIPS (8477).


  • carter,kenneth r

    look in savannah mo?

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  • http://n/a carter,kenneth r

    look in savannah mo, i believe he has colored what hair he has, but have seen him @ just one more early(bar/tavern) on Saturday afternoons, around 1:00pm- 3:00pm

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  • uhhh

    Just seen him the other day in a green lincoln with some chick with black hair…had rims on it…..

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  • what

    lol well this doesnt surprise me

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  • Sweet Daddy

    So when is the PD or BCSD going to stop by my place of work & assist me in the performance of my duties.

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    • Just a thought

      You are what is wrong with this world. Helping to locate this man is not just for law enforcement, but for everyone he scams in the community. I’m sure if he scammed you, you would want people to tell what they know.

      Current score: 9
      • Sweet Daddy

        If you bothered to read the story it states the SJPD & BCSD need your help not the general public. I can assure you I will not become a victim of JWR or any other scam artist running loose.

        Current score: 2
  • WarVet

    Sweet Daddy: Your duties probably include pushing a button on a television remote. I think you can handle it.

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  • http://None Wow

    How in the hell do you loose somebody with a $500,000 bond? This guy and his GF went to a drug fueled craze and ripped off countless businesses in st joseph! Find her and you find him. Maybe the people who he ripped off need to linch him?

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    • Just a thought

      Inciting violence is not a solution. FYI, the word is lynch, at least spell it correctly.

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      • Candy

        Oh God………..Please stop with the whining, “you misspelled something”……..It’s stupid.

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        • Just a thought

          No, stupid is being an adult and not knowing how to spell words when you decide to use them in a sentence. Knowledge is power! :-)

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          • Candy

            What are you? 15? Grow up.

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          • Just a thought

            No Candy, I am an adult and that is why I know how to spell and do not use phrases such as “grow up” to convey my sentiment. My free analysis of you would be the following; Unemployed or menial labor employment, lack of a high school education or at least a sufficient one, and a average to below average IQ. Now, go back to eating your Cheetos and sipping on your XXXL fountain drink that no doubt you used EBT to obtain both with. Oh, and if you have trouble deciphering any words I wrote you could always get a 4th grader to read and explain them to you.

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          • Think Again

            You sure are quick to berate a person for a spelling mistake. Yet you ended a sentence with an unnecessary preposition and failed to use commas to set off parenthetical elements. If you’re going to talk the talk… you should walk the walk… genius.

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  • Sweet Daddy

    War Vet you have a nice day too.

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