November 16, 2018 SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE
The 2019 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) has been awarded to the Chillicothe Police Department in the amount of $9,984.60. This money was obtained from a competitive grant through the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Monies received from this grant will be used to purchase equipment related to officer safety. The grant was authored by Sgt. Jeremy Stephens. Chief Jon Maples is the grant's Project Director, and Mayor Reed Dupy is the Authorizing Official for the grant.

Narcotics Arrest Warrants
June 29, 2017
Lengthy narcotics investigation results in 30 Livingston County Arrest Warrants and the seizure of narcotics.


C-T Photo: Jaime Saucedo
Narcotics Arrests - Contact: Jon Maples, Detective - On June 29, 2017, the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the issuance of 30 Livingston County Arrest Warrants and arrests of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers. The Chillicothe Police Department's number one goal is to make Chillicothe a safe and drug free place to live. Read complete article here >>

On June 29, 2017, the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the issuance of 30 Livingston County Arrest Warrants and arrests of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers. The Chillicothe Police Department's number one goal is to make Chillicothe a safe and drug free place to live. The following subjects currently have Livingston County arrest warrants stemming from an ongoing investigation:

--Billy Rist Jr. 39, Chillicothe - 3 counts of Distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $100,000 cash bond.
--Michael Moore, 58, Chillicothe - 2 count of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $50,000 cash bond.
--George Andrew Depler Jr, 33, Kansas City - 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $25,000 cash bond.
--Brandy Warren, 37, Chillicothe - 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance. $35,000 cash bond.
--Buddy Harris, 33, Chillicothe - 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $50,000 cash bond.
--Tiffany Masuch, 26, Chillicothe - 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $50,000 cash bond.
--Andrew Campbell, 20, Chillicothe - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance. $20,000 cash bond.
--Lee Hair, 42, Chillicothe - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location. $85,000 cash bond.
--Kailean Volker, 31, Chillicothe - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance in protected location. $10,000
--Michael Gatson, 29, Chillicothe - 1 count of possession of a controlled substance. $10,000 cash only.
--Marlon Gilbert, 25, St. Joseph - 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance. $35,000
--Malachi Stacy, 19, Cameron - 1 count of delivery of a controlled substance. $10,000.00
--Thomas Gamble, 29, Hale - 1 count of possession of a controlled substance. $10,000
--Tyler Gibson, 25, St. Joseph - 1 count of distributing an imitation controlled substance. $5,000
--Michaela Mathews, 26, Chillicothe - 1 count of distributing an imitation controlled substance. $5,000
--Raven Pittman, 23, Chillicothe - 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. $5,000
--Brandon Simpson, 29, Mooresville - 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $90,000
--James Nichols, 27, Chillicothe - 1 count of possession of a controlled substance. $5,000.00.
--Colbi Stottlemyre, 27, Chillicothe - 1 count of possession of a controlled substance. $5,000.00

During the warrant arrests listed above, the following subjects were arrested after criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. At the time of this press release these subjects were being held pending the filing of criminal charges:

--John Vatteroni, Chillicothe - Driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.
--Sharon Phillips, 58, Chillicothe - 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected area.
--Anyssa Rhoton, 41 , Chillicothe - 1 count of possession of a controlled substance.

The following subjects are being sought and have active arrest warrants for the following charges:

--Tehya Kelly, 19, Chillicothe - Livingston County warrant for probation violation of distribution of a controlled substance. No bond.
--Lloyd Swift, 48, Chillicothe - Livingston County warrant for a probation warrant on original charge of driving while intoxicated; person less than 17 yoa in vehicle. $1,000.
--Travis Anderson, 35, Chillicothe - 2 counts of stealing a controlled substance and a parole violation for dangerous drugs.
--Jared Livengood, 30, Chillicothe - 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. $15,000.00 bond.

This was a lengthy narcotics investigation which stemmed from hard work and dedication. As always, your Police Department is going to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Chillicothe. We want to thank the citizens of Chillicothe for the tips, the area merchants, Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren, Livingston County Associate Judge James Valbracht, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the Brookfield Police Department and the hard work of the Chillicothe Police Officers.

Attempted Robbery Press Release
April 12, 2016

On April 13, Chillicothe Police officers responded to a theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. While investigating the theft, officers broadened their investigation and were able to make an arrest on the attempted robbery that occurred on April 12 in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. Through hard work and dedication by the Chillicothe Police officers these dangerous individuals were apprehended.

As a result of this investigation, the individuals arrested for this serious crime are 40-year-old Christopher Campbell of Hale, Missouri, conspiracy to commit robbery, and 20-year-old William Burfield-Farley, also of Hale, Missouri attempted robbery.

We want the citizens of Chillicothe to know that the Chillicothe Police Department takes these incidents seriously and act swiftly when a member of our community is put in harm. We would like to thank all the citizens of Chillicothe, Wal-Mart Asset Protection, and the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for their assistance during this investigation.

On Tuesday, April 12, at approximately 4:16pm, Chillicothe Police officers responded to the 1500 block of Bryan Street in reference an attempted robbery. The suspect is described as a white male 30-32 years of age, bald headed, clean shaved, 6'2-6'3, approximately 200-210 lbs, wearing a black dress coat, black dress slacks, white latex gloves, black shoes. The suspect is considered dangerous. This individual was last seen eastbound on Bryan Street. Anyone with tips or information, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department, 660-646-2121 or 911. (See resolution above...)

For Release: 03/14/2016
Contact: Detective Jon Maples
Reference: Special News Release

On March 11, 2016, the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers. The following subjects were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued that stemmed from ongoing investigations:

  • Trinity Joe Helm - 1 count for the Distribution of a controlled substance . $50,000 cash bond.
  • Amanda Kay Ridens - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance . $100,000 cash bond.
  • Tiffany Latouria Midgyett - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Jefferson Orrville Patton - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $75,000 cash bond.

During the warrant arrests listed above, the following subjects were arrested after criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. At the time of this press release these subjects were being held pending the filing of criminal charges:

  • Janice Lee Cooper- shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.
  • Harry Helm - possession of a controlled substance marijuana.
  • Gary Johnson - possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Mitchell Loucks - unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
  • Todd Clampitt - driving with a suspended license.
  • Savioun Eshman Sullivan - possession of a controlled substance - marijuana
  • Martavious J. Sullivan - possession of a controlled substance - marijuana

The following subjects are being sought and have active arrest warrants for the following charges:

  • Michaela LeAnn Mathews - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Amber R. Walton - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Jacob Mathew Powell - 2 Livingston County warrants for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Billy Robert Jenkins - Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Travis William Walker - Livingston County warrant for the possession of controlled substance being methamphetamine. $25,000 cash bond.

As always, your Police Department is going to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Chillicothe. We don't do this to bring negative publicity to our wonderful community, but to strive to keep our community safe and clean. This investigation was conducted as a result of hard work and dedication from your Chillicothe Police Officers. We would like to thank the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney and the Livingston County Associate Judge for their time and assistance in this investigation. We also would like to thank the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Brookfield Police Department along with K-9 Nitro for their participation and assistance on this operation.

Chillicothe's SPIDER Team Assists Brookfield Police with Investigation
February 18, 2016

The Brookfield Police Department on Wednesday morning requested assistance of Chillicothe Police Department's Special Police Investigative Division and Emergency Response (SPIDER) team. The team assisted in serving a search warrant of a residence at 116 West North Street. Among items seized were 83 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, three firearms (one of which was found to be stolen and another had the serial number altered/removed) and 904 rounds of ammunition. Thomas Holloway, 54, of Brookfield, and Todd Bowen, 45, of Brookfield, have each been charged with the following felonies: trafficking 2nd degree, keeping a public nuisance, unlawful possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond for Holloway and Bowen was set at $25,000 each, cash only. Holloway and Bowen were taken to Chariton County Jail in lieu of posting bond. The SPIDER Team is comprised of multiple officers of the Chillicothe Police Department. The City of Chillicothe is isolated from other communities with tactical units and for that reason, the Chillicothe Police Department began its own tactical team in 1990 for the safety of the community's citizens, area residents, and other surrounding communities. The SPIDER team can and has been utilized by many area police agencies for assistance in any type of investigations and/or situations, including critical and life-threatening incidents.

VANDALISM
12/08/15

In reference to the vandalism/property damage press release on November 29, 2015. This investigation has been closed. On November 29, 2015, officers began an investigation of vandalism/property damage within the city limits of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. Officers took several reports in regard to houses, sheds, and vehicles having been spray painted with the words "Dragons" or a spray painted depiction of a monkey. The spray paint colors were blue, black, or silver in all areas. Over the past week, the Chillicothe Police Department teamed with the citizens of Chillicothe, the Livingston County Juvenile Officer Wes Seifert, and Chillicothe School Resource Officer Mike Lewis to solve this incident. This incident has caused thousands of dollars worth of damage throughout Chillicothe. Through the hard work of all involved agencies, we are glad to advise the citizens of Chillicothe that this case is now closed and three juveniles have been interviewed and turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office for further court proceedings. The Chillicothe Police Department is asking any citizen that received property damage because of this heinous crime to please contact us with the estimates for which it cost to repair or replace any damaged property. We want to again thank the citizens of this great town for your assistance in helping solve this crime. Without you, our job would be a lot harder.

Lengthy Narcotics Investigation Results in Multiple Livingston County
Arrest Warrants, Seizure of Narcotics, and a Firearm
September 4, 2015

On September 4, 2015 the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the issuance of 26 Livingston County Arrest Warrants and arrests of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers. The Chillicothe Police Department's number one goal is to make Chillicothe a safe and drug free place to live.

The following subjects were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued that stemmed from ongoing investigations:

  • Dillion Rabe Dilks 2 counts for the Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Anissa Lyn Rhoton 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Sherry Lynn Hicks 3 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $150,000 cash bond.
  • Donald Joe Holloway 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Chase J Fantazia 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Brandy Lynn Purscell 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Scott Joesph Purscell 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Elizabeth Louise Graf 2 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Christa D Phelps 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000.
  • David Ray Gamble 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000
  • Leon Walter Jr. 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000
  • Cheri D Admire 1 count for consp possess a controlled substance. $5,000
  • Ryan S Evilsizer 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $90,000
  • Mark W Stephenson 1 count for distribution of a controlled substance. $25,000
  • Mikayla M Shoemaker DeHart - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 by Trenton Police Department

During the warrant arrests listed above, the following subjects were arrested after criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. At the time of this press release these subjects were being held pending the filing of criminal charges:

  • Richard Stumph 1 count for possession of a controlled substance.
  • Dylan Mentzer 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Sharon Collins 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Joshua M. Myers 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The following subjects are being sought and have active arrest warrants for the following charges:

  • Heidi Linn DeVore Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Roger D. Owings 2 Livingston County warrants for distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Waverly Shea Perkinson Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance. $15,000 cash bond.
  • Tehya Renae Kelley Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Zackery R Bonnett Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Chase A Fisher Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Dylan L Hulett Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a park. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Zachary A Laffey Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school $100,000 cash bond.
  • Tye Wells Consp. to possess a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana. $5,000

This was a lengthy narcotics investigation which stemmed as a result of hard work and dedication. As always your Police Department is going to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Chillicothe. We want to thank the citizens of Chillicothe for the tips, the area merchants, Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren, Livingston County Associate Judge James Valbracht, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Carrollton Police Department, and the hard work of the Chillicothe Police Officers.

Drug Arrests
October 28, 2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick

On October 28, 2014, the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers.

The following subjects were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued that stemmed from ongoing investigations:

  • Michael Oleson - 2 counts for the Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Brandy Davis - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Tina Pittman - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Jerald Barrer - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Jimmie Stoneburner - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Robin Bryson - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Ezra Sellers - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond. Sellers was also wanted for a parole warrant that carried no bond.
  • Stanley Wade - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.

During the warrant arrests listed above, the following subjects were arrested after criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. At the time of this press release, these subjects were being held pending the filing of criminal charges:

  • Tara Hall - Distribution for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school.
  • Bill Hall - possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
  • Lorraine Hatfield - possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
  • Kirsten Lane - felony possession of a controlled substance.
  • Gregory W. Atwood - felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

Livingston County warrants were issued for the following subjects as a result of the ongoing Police Department investigation; however, they were already incarcerated for unrelated cases at the time the warrants were issued:

  • Phillip Molden - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. $150,000 cash bond.
  • Alisha Frazier - 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Travis Anderson - 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Michelle Booth-Alterauge - 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.

The following subjects are being sought and have active arrest warrants for the following charges:

  • Monica Fainter - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Jim Fainter - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Vonda Calivere - Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Jesse Ingrahm - Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Jesse Johnson - Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Andrew Campbell - Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $25,000 cash bond.
  • Joshua Phelps - Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Fonnie Kale - Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Brandi Glossser - Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.

As always your Police Department is going to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Chillicothe.

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
Capt Tony Kirkendoll
Date 10/29/2013

On 10/28/2013, the Chillicothe Police Department concluded a 3-month undercover drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of multiple subjects that were distributing controlled substances in the City limits of Chillicothe Missouri.

Those people arrested were:

  • April D. Owings of Trenton Missouri was arrested in Trenton Missouri according to the Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. These are Class A felony charges and this carried a Cash only Bond of $35,000.

  • Stephanie L Rodriquez of Chillicothe Missouri. She was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. In accordance with the Livingston County warrant, she is charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a Class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

  • Carson A Symmonds of Chillicothe Missouri. He was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. He was charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Patricia J Folsom of Chillicothe Missouri. She was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Michael E, Oleson of Chillicothe Missouri. He was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Blaze M Hussey of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant for Distribution of not more than 5 grams of marijuana. This is a class C felony and bond was set at $15,000 cash.

  • Billie J. Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Kevin D Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash. 

  • Desmond D Huff of Chillicothe Desmond Huff was arrested 10/29/2013 at 09:30am for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond is set at $25,000 cash.

There is one other person still being sought on warrants as a result of this investigation. Brent A Slaughter formerly of Chillicothe has a warrant for his arrest for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a Class A felony and bond is set at $25,000 cash. Anyone with information of his location is asked to contact the Chillicothe Police Department. 

There were also two other persons who were arrested earlier in the past months as a result of this undercover drug operation. They were...

Leon Smith of Chillicothe was arrested on 10/22/2013 at 1553 hours by Chillicothe Police following obtaining a search warrant to retrieve stolen property from Smith's residence. At that time, he was also arrested on a warrant for Distribution of a controlled substance. The warrant carried a $25,000 cash only bond.

Abby Cooley was arrested in August for Distribution of a controlled substance.

Drugs purchased during this undercover investigation were Methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana.

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Chillicothe Missouri Police Department
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Chillicothe, MO  64601
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