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Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game
Saturday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.
Danner Park (Red Field)
Chillicothe Police Department vs. Chillicothe Fire Department
Free Will Donation to Watch
Proceeds Benefit the Grand River YMCA Backpack Buddy Program

STREET CLOSINGS (updated 09/24/18)
  • 3rd Annual Quinn Memorial Fun Run/5K September 29, 2018, 7:45am-9:00am; the area around St. Columban Church will be blocked off. The route is Trenton Street between JFK, 10th Street between Trenton and Easton, Easton between 10th and JFK, and JFK between Easton and Trenton Streets. An officer will be present for this event to lead the front runners.
  • St. Columban Fall Festival September 30, 2018, from 11am-5pm; Trenton Street from JFK Ave to Tenth Street will be blocked off.
  • Arts District October 1-5, Work 5:30pm-8:30am, Locust Street from Clay Street to Ann Street;  Main Street working on the crosswalk and sidewalks; Contact Ben White
  • Main Street Wine Walk & Concert October 5, 2018, 5pm-11pm; Webster Street from Washington to Locust Street, the alley behind City Hall and Silver Moon Plaza, and the Locust Street and Webster Street intersection will be blocked off.
  • Grand River Heart Restart 5K October 27, 5:30pm-8:30pm; Locust from 2nd Street to 3rd Street; Contact Jennifer Dixon
  • BooFest, October 31, 3:40pm-6:30pm, Locust from Webster to Clay, Clay from Washington to Locust, Jackson from Washington to Locust, Webster from Washington to Locust; Contact Pam Jarding

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/20/2018

  • 1:27pm, officers were dispatched to an injury crash at the intersection of Springhill and Walnut Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lloyd Johnson pulled into the path of a motorcycle driven by James Tye. Tye received minor injuries and refused treatment by EMS. Johnson was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.
  • 3:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 3:42pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1400 block of Polk Street.
  • 6:04pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of Villa. Officers arrested Robert Scheib for domestic assault. Scheib was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 6:25pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 900 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Larry Warren was backing and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 8:18pm, officers transported a detainee to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 11:37pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a male walking in the middle of Washington Street in the 2500 block. Officers located the male and transported him to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 89 calls for service.

09/21/2018

  • 12:23am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 400 block of South Washington Street. The building was found to be secure and it was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 4:46am, officers were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center in reference to a report of a patient walking away from the Emergency Room against medical advice. The male was taken into custody and was transported back to the Emergency Room for evaluation and treatment.
  • 5:40am, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers arrested Jeffrey Carroll for possession of a controlled substance except less than 35gm of marijuana. Carroll was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 9:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 10 block of Villa.
  • 10:02am, officers were dispatched to a report of a minor two-vehicle non-injury accident at Business 36 and US 65.
  • 3:05pm, officers transported a prisoner to court for arraignment.
  • 6:23pm, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Garr Field in reference to a report of suspicious activity. Officers arrested Teah Sensenich for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Sensenich was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks, and responded to 103 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/18/2018

  • 4:01am, officers were dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 500 block of Elmdale Road. The residence was secure and it was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 9:00am to 12:30pm, officers assisted with traffic control moving the Bethel AME Church to its new location near the museum.
  • 10:45am, officers were dispatched to another incident of littering in the 10 block of Brunswick. The suspect has been identified and the investigation is continuing.
  • 11:05am, officers transported a juvenile detainee to a facility of confinement for the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 4:51pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Frederick. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 5:31pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 600 block of Washington Street. It was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 6:02pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1100 block of Polk Street. The resident was located and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 6:23pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Bryan and Edgewood in reference to a resident discharging grass clippings into the street. The resident was advised that this was prohibited by city ordinance and the resident was advised to clean it up.
  • 9:03pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegally parked vehicle in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. The vehicle had been moved prior to officer's arrival.
  • 9:37pm, officers returned a wallet that had been found in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy to the owner.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks, and responded to 108 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/16/2018

  • 12:01am, officers were dispatched to a report of the theft of prescription drugs in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 10:10am, officers were dispatched to a report of a small unattended child who chased a dog into the street in the 800 block of Easton Street. Officers located the toddler who was only wearing a diaper and was unsupervised. The child was unable to tell officers where he lived. Officers located his residence a short time later. Officers arrested Danika and Keith Rulo for child abuse/neglect. They were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Both are currently being held on a $5,000.00 bond.
  • 2:41pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Dickinson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 7:02pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 300 block of Samuel Street. Officers arrested Agnes Youngs for child abuse. Youngs was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 8:40pm, officers recovered a bicycle in the 700 block of South Washington Street.

Officers conducted numerous vehicle stops, building checks, and responded to 79 calls for service.

09/17/18

12:59am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Polk Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

7:04am, officers were dispatched to a report of a parking complaint in the 700 block of Mitchell Ave.

10:18am, officers were dispatched to a report of lost or stolen property from the 300 block of South Washington Street.

12:58pm, officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Children's Division on a child abuse/neglect hotline call in the 300 block of JFK Ave. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division for follow up.

2:26pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on a hotline investigation in the 100 block of Crescent Drive.

2:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Dickinson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

4:03pm, officers were dispatched to a report of littering in the 10 block of Brunswick Street. Officers have identified a possible suspect and charges are pending.

4:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a child left unattended in a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Washington Street. Officers located the vehicle and there was no child left in the vehicle.

6:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse in the 300 block of Webster Street. The Incident has been referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

6:01pm, officers were dispatched to a report of two large breed dogs running at large and were aggressive in the 600 block of Calhoun Street.

6:17pm, officers recovered a cell phone that a resident brought to the Police Department. The owner of the phone has been identified and efforts are being made to return the phone.

6:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury crash on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported moderate damage to both vehicles.

7:50pm, officers made contact with an underage driver operating a golf cart in the 1500 block of Morningside Drive. Officers cautioned the driver and parents that you are required to have a valid operator's license to operate a golf cart on city streets.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks, and responded to 108 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/13/2018

  • 12:18am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. It was determined to be a malfunction.
  • 12:51am, officers discovered an automobile alarm activated in the 400 block of Clay St. The alarm was accidentally activated.
  • 3:05am, officers were dispatched to a report of a prowler in the 1000 block of Frederick. The prowler was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 7:20am, officers recovered a gray NEXT Rampage 20" bicycle in the 10 block of Hickory Street.
  • 10:20am, officers were dispatched to assist EMS with a medical call in the 900 block of Bryan St.
  • 10:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a driver leaving the scene of an accident on a private lot in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy. The vehicle was last seen turning west onto US 36 Hwy. Caldwell County was notified and located the suspect vehicle a short time later. Officers responded to Hamilton and the driver was issued a citation for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
  • 10:45am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 800 block of Easton Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 12:17pm, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a report of a tractor-trailer unit's back tire being on fire in the 800 block of Thompson Drive.
  • 1:10pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves in reference to a theft. The suspects were gone upon officer's arrival. The two suspects were identified and charges are pending.
  • 3:05pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on an investigation in the 1200 block of Green Street.
  • 3:14pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of residents in the 1100 block of First Street. The residents were not in need of any assistance.
  • 3:53pm, officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Sheriff Department with a report of a plane crash south of Dawn. The Sheriff reported the plane and pilot were located and the pilot was safe a short time later.
  • 4:00pm, officers conducted a funeral escort.
  • 5:35pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Polk and Dickinson St in reference to a 4 wheeler driving at excessive speeds. The 4 wheeler was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 6:34pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of S. Washington Street to check on a male that the family had not heard from in a while and his phone was pinged at the business. Officers were able to make contact with the male who was not in need of assistance. The male was going to contact his family.
  • 11:35pm, officers were dispatched to a residential panic alarm in the 10 block of Third Street. The alarm was accidentally activated.

Officers conducted several traffic enforcement stops, checked several businesses and responded to 102 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/11/2018

  • 4:48am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person outside a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 6:02am, officers were dispatched to a report of a person loitering at a business in the 1100 block of Walnut. The person was asked to leave and subsequently left without incident.
  • 7:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of littering in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 7:47am, officers observed an illegally parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Polk Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 8:30am, officers conducted a funeral escort.
  • 9:44am, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of Walnut Street.
  • 10:48am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Third Street. Contact was made with the vehicle owner and the vehicle was moved.
  • 11:43am, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a report of possible child abuse.
  • 3:01pm, officers were dispatched to a complaint of an illegally parked vehicle in the 400 block of Wise Street.
  • 3:13pm, officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at Washington and Polk Street. There was no crash located.
  • 3:46pm, officers spoke to a local resident in reference to a property dispute. The matter was determined to be a civil issue.
  • 3:51pm, officers responded to assist the Fire Department with a vehicle fire in the 300 block of Cowgill Street.
  • 4:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stalled vehicle in the 1100 block of Polk Street.
  • 4:41pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 300 block of Wise Street.
  • 6:56pm, officers were dispatched to assist a Livingston County Deputy at HMC with a belligerent male that had been arrested and was being medically cleared for confinement.
  • 5:51pm, officers were given an extension cord which had been found by a citizen in the 300 block of Polk St. The item can be claimed at the Police Department.
  • 7:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of Business 36.
  • 8:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal neglect at Northwood Terrace and Grandview. Animal control was also dispatched and two German Shepard dogs were taken to the Animal Shelter.
  • 10:55pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 95 calls for service.

9/12/18

  • 12:31am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.
  • 3:26am, officers were dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 10 block of Third Street. The alarm was accidentally tripped.
  • 7:37am, officers were dispatched to a report of two dogs constantly barking and disturbing neighbors in the 900 block of Fairlane. The dog's owner was contacted and advised of the complaint.
  • 10:34am, officers provided a motorist assist at Hwy 190 and US 65.
  • 2:23pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block of Business 36. Officers made contact with the persons and found everything to be in order.
  • 4:30pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Sunset. The incident was determined to be a civil landlord/tenant issue.
  • 8:28pm, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a civil issue.
  • 11:20pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 500b block of W. Mohawk. The resident was located and was not in need of any assistance.

Officers conducted several traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 122 calls for service.

For Release: 09/11/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Monday, September 10

  • At approximately 5:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person in the 700 block of Clay St. Officers encountered a person who was sleeping in a building without permission. The person understood and left.
  • At approximately 7:29 a.m., officers were dispatched to goats out of a fenced area in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. The owner had the goats put away.
  • At approximately 9:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 800 block of Washington St.
  • At approximately 9:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business which was not open at the regular scheduled time in the 500 block of S. Washington St. The reporting person was concerned an employee may need assistance. The manager was contacted and discovered no emergency.
  • At approximately 10:03 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 200 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 10:34 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 10:56 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 400 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 11:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1000 block of Polk St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 11:27 a.m., officers took a report of an assault in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The incident will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • At approximately 12:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stalled vehicle at Ryan Ln and Brunswick St. The vehicle was towed by private vehicle.
  • At approximately 1:17 p.m., officers arrested Elizabeth Ann Leatherman for fraudulent use of a credit/debit device in the 1100 block of Walnut St. Leatherman was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 1:22 p.m., officers attended court.
  • At approximately 1:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a stalled vehicle on N. Washington St. at Coach K Rd. The vehicle was removed from the roadway.
  • At approximately 3:03 p.m., officers assisted Code Enforcement in the 300 block of Mansur St.
  • At approximately 4:06 p.m., officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 10 block of Mitchell Ave. Larry Dean Saul, Jr. was issued a citation for improper backing.
  • At approximately 6:46 p.m., officers towed an illegally parked vehicle in the 300 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 6:52 p.m., officers received a call of a possible intoxicated driver traveling south in the 900 block of S. Washington St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. However, officers were advised the vehicle was located by a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper.
  • At approximately 7:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible animal neglect in the area of Northwood Ter. and Grandview Ave. With the assistance of the Livingston County Animal Control, officers took possession of the dogs. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle with no taillights traveling toward Chillicothe from the south. Officers were unable to locate.
  • At approximately 8:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of Williams St. A juvenile was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 8:39 p.m., officers assisted Animal Control in the 1400 block of S. Mitchell Ave.
  • At approximately 10:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible trespasser in the 1500 block of Hickory Dr. No one was located.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 139 calls for service on Monday, September 10, 2018.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/08/2018

  • 12:38am, officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The alarm was accidentally set off.

    1:10am, officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff Department in locating a suspect in a residential burglary east of Chillicothe. The suspect was taken into custody by officers and released to Livingston County Detective Ford.
  • 1:47am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary in the 400 block of South Washington Street. The alarm was malfunctioning.
  • 3:33am, officers were dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 10 block of Third Street. The alarm was determined to be an accidental activation.
  • 4:50am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 300 block of E. Bridge Street.
  • 6:07am, officers were dispatched to a business in the 800 block of Business 36 in reference to a follow up on an earlier investigation.
  • 6:53am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at a business on Donaldson Drive.
  • 6:50pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at US 36 and Mitchell Road.
  • 6:55pm, officers were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center in reference to a patient walking away from the Emergency Room against medical advice. The patient was located by officers and returned to the Emergency Room. Officers then took the patient into protective custody and he was transported to another facility under court order for evaluation and treatment.
  • 7:51pm, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department in reference to an incident of harassment.
  • 9:03pm, officers were advised of the possible sighting of a female with an active arrest warrant in the 300 block of Calhoun Street. Officers arrested Emily Waterman on a Livingston County Probation/Parole Violation Warrant. Officers reported that another person fled the area on foot and were unable to locate the male. Officers also located drug paraphernalia. Waterman was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers were able to identify the male that fled the area and seeking additional charges. Waterman is being held without bond.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, business checks and responded to 93 calls for service.

09/09/18

  • 11:51am, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Comstock in reference to a report of a person possibly in illegal possession of a firearm. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 3:29pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a life alert alarm activation in the 500 block of Park Lane. Officers made contact and the person was not in need of any assistance.
  • 5:31pm, officers were contacted by Brookfield Police in reference to a vehicle missing from Brookfield possibly being in the 1200 block of Green Street. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 5:59pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at Third and Cherry. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 6:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1500 block of Bryan Street.
  • 8:08pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of West Mohawk. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • Officers also provided assistance with pedestrian traffic on Washington Street throughout the day during the Chautauqua at Simpson Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and building checks.

For Release September 5, 2018
Detective Michael Smith


On 09/02/2018, officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 block of South Washington Street. When the vehicle didn't stop in a business parking lot and continued west on South Street, then south on Graves Street, then back west on Olive Street before stopping for officers, they became suspicious. Officers made contact with a 39-year-old female and her 32-year-old male passenger and learned that the female actually had a suspended driver's license. Officers investigated further into the stop and became suspicious of possible drug activity at which time they requested a K9 respond to the scene.

Upon arrival of Brookfield Police Department K9 and its handler, the K9 alerted to the possible presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle yielded evidence consistent with the sales of narcotics as well as drug paraphernalia and both individuals were arrested.

During the investigation, Chief, the Detective, and officers learned that the female hides narcotics on her body. Officers advised the female of the allegation to which she denied and refused to cooperate. Officers then applied for and were granted a Livingston County search warrant to retrieve the narcotics from the female's body. With a search warrant in hand, a search of the female (by a female officer) yielded a bag of crystal substance that is consistent with methamphetamine from the female's body. The male and female have since been charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in Livingston County courts and are held at Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. We would like to thank Livingston County Judge James Valbracht, Prosecutor Adam Warren, and the Brookfield Police Department for their K9 and Sergeant.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
09/03/2018

  • 6:22am, officers responded to a commercial business alarm in the 500 block of Washington Street. It was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 8:08am, officers were dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 10 block of Third Street. The alarm was found to be malfunctioning.
  • 9:08am, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegal burn in the 300 block of Dickinson Street. The fire was extinguished and the property owner was given a warning for the illegal burning.
  • 9:45am, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity around a U-Haul trailer on a parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The vehicle and persons were gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 9:46am, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Clay Street in reference to a report of a female with an active arrest warrant being seen in the area. The female was not located.
  • 5:38pm, officers attempted to locate the owner of a vehicle that was stuck in rural Livingston County at the request of a Livingston County Deputy. The person was not located.
  • 5:47pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a male in the 800 block of Dickinson Street. The male was not in need of any assistance.
  • 7:12pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Ann Street. Officers arrested Kevin L. Case for driving while revoked. Case was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 7:23am, a resident turned a debit card into the Police Department that was found at a local ATM. The card will be returned to the bank.
  • 8:21pm, officers responded to the area of Woodward and Gale Street in reference to a female walking in the area that had an active arrest warrant. The female was not located.

Officers conducted several traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 52 calls for service.

News Release
09/02/2018
Off. Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

August 31, 2018:

  • 10:36 am, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves street for a report of stealing. Heather Dawn Mammen was arrested for stealing from a business and released with a Municipal citation to appear in court.
  • 11:40 am, officers responded to the 600 block of Webster for a scam report. The victim reported that she had been a part of an elaborate scam to give money away. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 12:00 pm, officers responded to the area of Washington Street and Webster Street for an accident. Bruce Stone Lineberry was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was given several municipal citations with a court date and released to a sober driver.
  • 1:02 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Webster Street for a warrant arrest. John Leslie Courtney had turned himself into police for an outstanding Livingston County Warrant. Courtney posted bond and received a new court appearance date.

Officers responded to 101 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

September 1, 2018:

  • 12:00 am, officers responded to the 600 block of Cowgill for suspicious activity. Officers checked a residence where a dog was excessively barking. Neighbors stated the dog has never done that and they were concerned someone maybe in the house that shouldn’t be. Officers checked the residents and did not find anything out of place.
  • 12:48 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of Henry for a possible disturbance. Upon arrival several subjects seem to be visibly upset. I contacted the owner of the business who stated there had been a small argument but that the subject involved had been asked to leave the business.
  • 02:01 am, officers responded to the 500 block of Park lane for a business alarm. Upon arrival officers found it to be a false alarm.
  • 12:26 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of Clay street for a possible disturbance. Upon officers arrival they met with a male and female subject arguing over property. Officers were able to get the two subjects to come to an agreement over the property.
  • 1:30 pm, officers responded to the 2300 block of Thompson Drive for residential alarm. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the home owner and found the alarm to be false.
  • 2:50 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of South Washington Street for a business alarm. Upon arrival officers found the alarm to be false.
  • 2:52 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Grandview for a possible stealing that may have occurred. Upon offices arrival it was determined that the residence had been burglarized and several items were stolen from the home. Investigation is on-going in this case.
  • 5:37 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Locust for a civil property dispute. Upon arrival officers were able to get the two subjects involved to come to an agreement over the property.
  • 6:31 pm, officers responded to the 1500 block of Springhill Road for a possible property damage that may have occurred. Upon officers arrival it was determined a vehicle had caused damage to a fence. Officers located the driver and had her return to the area. The owner of the fence and the driver came to a civil agreement about fixing the fence.
  • 8:34 pm, officers responded to the 1300 block of Monroe for someone who was trespassing. Upon arrival officers made contact with a subject who was suffering from a medical condition. He was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center to be evaluated.
  • 8:44 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of 3rd Street for a residential alarm. Upon officers arrival it was determined that the alarm was false.
  • 8:54 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of South Washington Street for a business alarm. Upon officers arrival it was determined the alarm was false.
  • 11:28 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Hickory Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with two subjects that had been arguing. Officers were able to have the subjects come to an agreement and the subjects had separated for the evening.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service, numerous traffic stops, and building security checks.

September 2, 2018

  • 12:42 am, officers responded to the 900 block of South Washington for a business alarm. Upon officers arrival it was determined that the alarm was false.
  • 01:08 am, officers responded to the 300 block of Henry Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival it was determined that a patron had been asked to leave the establishment. The owner of the establishment believed this person had called in a false report.
  • 01:43 am, officers responded the 100 block of Elm Street for juveniles out after curfew. The juveniles were released to parents.
  • 02:17 am, officers responded to the 900 block of South Washington for a business alarm. Upon officers arrival it was determined that the alarm was false.
  • 06:38 am, officers responded to the 1300 block of Monroe for a possible assault. Officers spoke with the subjects guardians and determined it would be handled at a later time. Both subjects had a verbal altercation.
  • 03:37 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of East Jackson for a stealing report. The victim stated that someone had stolen several clothing items and a fry cooker from her.
  • 04:14 pm, officers responded to the 1500 block of Springhill Road for a stealing report. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated Virel Johnson had stolen her vehicle and is intoxicated. Officer’s located the vehicle and arrested Johnson for driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked. He was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Jail where he was placed on a 24 hour hold.
  • 07:49 pm, officers responded to the corner of 3rd and Cherry Street for a non-injury motor vehicle accident. No one was injured in the crash and officers completed a report.
  • 08:04 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Clay Street, for a fireworks violation. Subjects were advised of the city ordinance and agreed not to shoot the fireworks.
  • 10:17 pm, officers arrested Jeffery Kenneth Gilgour and Geri Nel Newsome for possession of a control substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to 79 calls for service, numerous traffic stops, and building security checks.

Chief Jon Maples
Special News Release
08/31/2018

On August 29, 2018, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department began a drug investigation. Officers conducted a vehicle stop, and after further investigation, arrested a 52-year-old Chillicothe man for possession of a controlled substance. As part of this investigation, on August 30 2018, at 12:00 PM, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department served a Livingston County search warrant in the 300 block of West Business 36 in Chillicothe. As a result of the search warrant and subsequent investigation, officers arrested a 37-year-old woman, a 34-year-old woman, 36-year-old male, and a 37-year-old male all of Chillicothe. They have all since been charged in the Livingston County Associate Court. All are in custody at the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond. We would like to thank the Livingston County Associate Judge James Valbracht and Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for their assistance. Results such as this come from hard work and dedication from your Chillicothe Police Department. We would also like to thank the citizens for reporting suspicious activity when they see it. Teamwork and a partnership with the community truly help make Chillicothe a safer place to live. I want to commend our officers for working hard and caring for their community. Their efforts do not go unrecognized by the members of our community as well as myself.

For Release: 08/29/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens,Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 08/28/2018

  • 7:22 AM, Officers called to intersection of US65 and Business 36 for a traffic light malfunction. MoDOT was contacted to resolve the traffic light.
  • 8:09 AM, officers received a call of a animal complaint on Dickinson Street. Animal control was contacted to assist.
  • 9:10 AM, officers received parking complaint in the 1400 block of Polk Street.
  • 10:17 AM, officers received forgery complaint in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Victim was advised to file report with appropriate jurisdiction.
  • 11:57 AM, officers called to Hedrick Medical Center for a panic alarm. Officers assisted staff with a patient.
  • 12:44 PM, officers received report of property damage in the 800 block of Webster Street.
  • 2:33 PM, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with a child abuse investigation in the 200 block of Jackson Street.
  • 3:01 PM, officers arrested Joseph Story in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation and Parole warrant. Story was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:07 PM, officers received a report of a stolen bike in the 800 block of Vine Street.
  • 6:14 PM, officers conducted a well-being check of a person in the 300 block of Clay Street. The person was found to be safe.
  • 7:24 PM, officers received a parking complaint in the 10 block of Cherry Street. Officers made contact with the vehicle owner and the complaint was resolved.
  • 8:27 PM, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident the 900 block of South Washington Street.

Officers conducted 18 traffic enforcement stops and issued 3 citations for various traffic related violations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 114 calls for service on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

  • For Release: 08/28/2018
    Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
    Reference: News Release


    Monday, August 27:

    At approximately 12:56 a.m., officers checked on a person at a business after hours in the 700 block of S. Washington St. The person had permission from the business to be there.
  • At approximately 3:24 a.m., officers assisted a citizen in removing a bat from a residence in the 400 block of Cherry St.
  • At approximately 7:58 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1400 block of Alexander St.
  • At approximately 9:17 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a family member with domestic relationship troubles. The family member was given options for remedies.
  • At approximately 9:43 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody.
  • At approximately 11:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to a check the well-being in the 600 block of Missouri Ave. Officers were unable to contact anyone.
  • At approximately 12:18 p.m., officers responded to a business alarm in the 1900 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 1:01 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1700 block of Morningside Dr.
  • At approximately 1:36 p.m., officers and Livingston County Children's Division conducted an investigation in the 1000 block of Dickinson Ave.
  • At approximately 2:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 500 block of Elm St.
  • At approximately 3:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 700 block of Cherry St. A report was taken.
  • At approximately 3:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to trespassing in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd.
  • At approximately 3:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Jackson St. The disturbance was between juvenile siblings and was resolved.
  • At approximately 3:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person "beating" a dog in the area of Locust St. and J.F.K. Ave. No one was located.
  • At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 300 block of Edgerton St.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 200 block of Third St.
  • At approximately 4:12 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • At approximately 5:49 p.m., officers recovered possible drug paraphernalia in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. The item was properly disposed.
  • At approximately 6:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1500 block of Webster St. Officers contacted the person who had permission to be there.
  • At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a juvenile attempting self-harm. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 6:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. No one was located.
  • At approximately 11:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. One vehicle was towed from the scene by Gabrielson's Truck Repair and Towing.
  • At approximately 11:48 p.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle in the area of Third St. and Woodrow St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 110 calls for service on Friday, August 27, 2018.

For Release: 08/27/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 08/26/2018

  • 12:04 AM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Wise Street. Officers advised the disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 7:51 AM, officers called to a parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street for two vehicle non-injury accident. Both parties declined a report and decided to exchange information.
  • 8:14 AM, officers conducted a well-being check in the 900 block of Shagbark. Officers assisted the subject inside his residence.
  • 9:14 AM, officers received a call of animals running at large in the 500 block of West Mohawk. No animals were found.
  • 11:51 AM, officers were contacted regarding a possible theft; however, the owner declined to press charges at this time.
  • 3:51 PM, officers received a call of a parking complaint in the 1400 block of Walnut Street. Officer determined the vehicles were parked legally.
  • 6:04 PM, officers received a call of a runaway juvenile in the 600 block of Williams Street. The juvenile was located in the 1700 block of Derringer and returned to the juvenile's guardian. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 6:20 PM, officers were requested to conduct a well-being check on a subject in the 400 block of Reynard; however the address given to the officer was not a good address, and the subject was not located.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 66 calls for service on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

For Release: 08/26/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 08/25/2018

  • 1:36 AM, officers received noise complaint in the 300 block of Dickinson. Officers contact subjects and advised of the complaint.
  • 1:58 AM, officers received second noise complaint in the 300 block of Dickinson. Officers made contact with subject and advised further complaints would result in citation.
  • 3:15 AM, officers received third noise complaint in the 300 block of Dickinson. As a result, resident was cited for peace disturbance and no further complaints were received.
  • 8:46 AM, officers checked the well-being of a subject in the 1800 block of Borden. Subject was found to be safe.
  • 10:21 AM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers advised the disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 11:08 AM, officers responded to a business in the 700 block of Elm Street for a theft report. As a result, a juvenile was taken into custody for theft and later released to the juvenile's parents. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 1:48 PM, officers contacted by subject seeking information on Ex-Parte protection order violations.
  • 2:43 PM, officers attempted conducted a well-being check in the 300 block of Primrose. Officers were unable to located the person.
  • 2:59 PM, officers called to the 1000 block of Frederick for a noise complaint. Officers contacted the subjects and advised of the complaint.
  • 3:22 PM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of JFK. Officers advised the disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 6:09 PM, officers responded to an alarm at the Livingston County Courthouse. Officers located an open door and searched the building, finding no one was in the building. Officers contacted a Deputy to secure the door.
  • 7:31 PM, officers were called to the 800 block of Elm Street to recover drug paraphernalia found in a parking lot.
  • 10:58 PM, officers were called to the 1400 block of Broadway to a report of an odor of marijuana. As a result, officers arrested a subject for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The subject was processed at the police department, cited, and released.
  • 11:03 PM, officers received a noise complaint in the 300 block of East Polk Street. Officers contacted a subject and advised of the complaint.
  • 11:57 PM, officers assisted a resident in the 900 block of Walnut Street with the removal of a bat from the residence.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 82 calls for service on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

For Release: 08/25/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 08/24/2018

  • 12:25 AM, officers checked on subject with ankle monitoring device. Subject called and said monitoring device was making noises. Officer confirmed subject was at the appropriate place and device was working properly.
  • 6:34 AM, officers called to a residential alarm in the 1200 block of Third. Alarm was accidental activation.
  • 7:12 AM, officers reported traffic signal malfunction. MoDOT was contacted.
  • 7:21 AM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 8:48 AM, officers responded to a business in the 600 block of Business 36 to a gas drive off. The business did not wish to press charges at this time.
  • 9:03 AM, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle ion the 900 block of Broadway Street. Investigation continues.
  • 10:28 AM, officers arrested Allane Lewis in the 700 block of Webster Street on a City of Chillicothe warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. Lewis posted the required bond and released pending a future court appearance.
  • 11:56 AM, officers spoke with a subject in the 600 block of Walnut Street reference fraud.
  • 12:17 PM, officers received a report of a left the scene motor vehicle accident in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Investigation continues.
  • 5:49 PM, officers worked special assignment in the 2800 block of Hornet Road.
  • 6:05 PM, officers received animal complaint in the 1200 block of Grandview. Officer made contact with the owner of the animal and issue was resolved.
  • 6:28 PM, officers assisted a motorist on Industrial Road at the request of the motorist.
  • 6:40 PM, officers received a call of a vehicle being driven in a careless manner. Officer located the vehicle and observed the vehicle to be driven properly.
  • 10:02 PM, officers received call of vehicle being driven in a careless manner. Officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 10:22 PM, officers called to a residence in the 10 block of 12th Street to suspicious activity. Officers contacted subjects and discovered no suspicious activity was occurring.
  • 11:54 PM, officers were called to the 2800 block of North 65 to a report of a suspicious person. Officer located, identified, and provided the person transportation to the person's residence.

Officers conducted 7 traffic enforcement stops for various violations and issued 1 citation to a driver for operating a 4-wheeler in a careless manner.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 105 calls for service on Friday, August 24, 2018.

OIC Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor
For Release August 23, 2018

08:27am, officers responded to the 200 block of Williams Street for a subject having a medical condition that resulted in the subject being transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

12:50 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Business 36 Highway for a hit and run accident.

4:53 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Jackson Street for a possible K-9 bite. No one was bitten in the incident and the K-9 was returned to the owner.

6:11 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Webster for an alarm. The building was found to be secure and the alarm was false.

7:39 p.m., officers responded to the Chillicothe Missouri Airport to check on a plane that was supposed to had already landed. Kansas FAA called and stated they had made contact with the pilot and the plane had landed safely.

7:40 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of W. Business 36 Highway for a Suspicious vehicle. No vehicle was located in the area.

8:42pm, officers responded to the 100 block of 12th Street for a stealing that had occurred. Investigation is to continue in this case.

9:22pm, officers responded to the 1800 Borden street for a juvenile that was getting out of control. Officers were able to get the juvenile to calm down and resolve the situation without incident.

Officers are answering numerous fireworks violation calls and numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

Chillicothe Police received 114 calls for service on 08/23/2018.

For Release: 08/20/2018
Contact: OIC Jeremiah Grider
Reference: News Release

Sunday, August 19:

  • At approximately 12:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Polk Street for loud music. The subjects were contacted and agreed to turn down the music.
  • At approximately 9:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Walnut for a child that was locked out of their home. Upon arrival the mother realized the child was locked out and opened the door.
  • At approximately 5:11 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:19 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a trespassing that had occurred. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 20:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a female trying to get into someone's vehicle. Officers were unable to locate anyone near the parking lot.
  • At approximately 20:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible drug violation and child endangerment. There is an on-going investigation in this case.
  • At approximately 22:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Washington for a subject lying in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the subject who was resting for a moment. The subject made officers aware that he was just passing through on his bike and would be leaving soon.
  • At approximately 22:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 3rd street for a possible prowler. Officers arrived and search the area and did not locate anyone in the area.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 54 calls for service on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

For Release: 08/19/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Friday, August 17:

  • At approximately 10:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to an illegally parked vehicle on Shy Dr. The vehicle was towed by Gabrielson's Towing.
  • At approximately 8:58 a.m., officers took a report of peace disturbance in the area of N. Washington St. and Calhoun St. The incident was investigated and closed due to no evidence of a criminal offense.
  • At approximately 11:35 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 11:41 a.m., officers took a statement from a witness for an on-going investigation.
  • At approximately 11:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a raccoon and opossum stuck in a dumpster in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. The animals were released.
  • At approximately 12:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Easton St. and Jackson St. A vehicle driven by Michael N. Poindexter collided with a vehicle driven by Georgia L. Maples after Maples failed to yield the right-of-way. Minor damage was reported.
  • At approximately 12:42 p.m., officers conducted a community service talk at a local radio station.
  • At approximately 3:17 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 2300 block of Thompson Dr.
  • At approximately 4:03 p.m., officers conducted an investigation of possible property damage and trespassing in the 1000 block of Olive St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:18 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 7:43 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:13 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 8:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 300 block of E. Third St.
  • At approximately 10:59 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 11:11 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Elm St.

Saturday, August 18:

  • At approximately 8:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to illegal parking in the 300 block of Jackson St.
  • At approximately 11:02 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to criminal offense questions.
  • At approximately 11:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the area of E. Jackson St. and Missouri Ave. The vehicle was parked legally.
  • At approximately 12:05 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to city ordinance offenses.
  • At approximately 12:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible animal neglect in the 600 block of J.F.K. Ave. There was no neglect discovered.
  • At approximately 12:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to grass clippings left on the street from mowing. The person was contacted and advised of the ordinance.
  • At approximately 1:00 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers issued a parking citation to an illegally parked motor vehicle in the area of Polk St. and Walnut St.
  • At approximately 3:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of First St. The incident was determined to be verbal and the parties separated.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 300 block of Third St.
  • At approximately 4:36 p.m., officers assisted medical staff in attempting to locate family members of a patient.
  • At approximately 4:47 p.m., officers recovered bicycle in the 1700 block of Locust St. The owner retrieved the bike.
  • At approximately 5:11 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 2600 block of Shawnee Dr.
  • At approximately 8:21 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 8:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible prowler in the 10 block of Eleventh St. No one was located.
  • At approximately 8:49 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 500 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 8:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in a vehicle at N. Washington St. and 190 Hwy. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person driving through yards in the 700 block of Cowgill St. Officers arrested Sidney Leroy McNally for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, operating a motor vehicle while driver's license revoked, property damage and peace disturbance. McNally was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 11:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person locked out of their residence by their child. Officers assisted the parent and spoke with the child.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 77 calls for service on Friday, August 17, 2018.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 93 calls for service on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

For Release: 08/14/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Special News Release

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 12:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person attempting to pick up a child while in the check-out line of a local business in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers were further advised the person exposed her breasts while in the store and took an item from the store without paying. When officers arrived, they located the female suspect and her parent/guardian. Officers learned the female suffers from autism and had no malicious intent toward the child. The female had briefly avoided her parent/guardian which led to the incident. The parent/guardian was informed of what had transpired inside of the business.

Officers explained to the parent of the victim child about the female's mental illness. The parent was understanding and did not wish to pursue any criminal charges. The parent/guardian was instructed on the importance of supervision and the potential for criminal charges toward them. The incident was reported to the Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

For Release: 08/14/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Monday, August 13:

  • At approximately 12:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Springhill Rd. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 12:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 4:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to a loud noise, possibly gun shot, in the 1100 block of Bryan St. Nothing was located.
  • At approximately 8:17 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 8:48 a.m., officers fingerprinted a person due to a court order.
  • At approximately 9:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible trespassing in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 10:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to an illegal burn in the 1400 block of Burnam Rd. The fire was extinguished.
  • At approximately 11:47 a.m., officers arrested Abigeal Deneece Bergesen on an active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for failure to appear. She was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 12:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible attempted child kidnapping, indecent exposure and stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers determined the person was mentally ill, and the guardian was located and contacted. Possible charges are pending.
  • At approximately 2:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Vine St. The incident was determined to be verbal.
  • At approximately 3:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a person in the 1000 block of Locust St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 3:57 p.m., officers took a report of possible drug use and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:49 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible stolen vehicle. No report was filed at that time.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 96 calls for service on Monday, August 13, 2018.

For Release: 08/13/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Sunday, August 12:

  • At approximately 10:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Graves St. The person was waiting for someone to help fix their vehicle.
  • At approximately 10:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking violation in the 900 block of Walnut St. The vehicle was being moved by the owner.
  • At approximately 12:30 p.m., officers took a report of assault in the 900 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 1:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible drug use in the 500 block of E. Bus. 36 Hwy. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 1:20 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 1:45 p.m., officers recovered lost property in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 3:05 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave.
  • At approximately 3:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Graves St. Nothing was located.
  • At approximately 3:36 p.m., officers checked on a vehicle with its flashers on at S. Washington St. and Bus. 36 Hwy. The vehicle was unoccupied.
  • At approximately 3:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to juveniles with a BB gun in the area of Missouri Ave. and Bridge St. Officers located the juveniles and contacted the parent.
  • At approximately 8:35 p.m., officers arrested Rickie Lee Lantz on an active arrest warrant out of Clinton County for failure to appear in the 400 block of Calhoun St. Lantz was processed at the Police Department. He posted the required $232.56 bond and was released. Offices were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
  • At approximately 8:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a check the well-being of a person in the 300 block of N. Washington St. The person was gone on officers' arrival.
  • At approximately 9:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a check the well-being of a person lying in a ditch in the 2000 block of Polk St. The person was assisted by officers and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
  • At approximately 9:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity at a business in the 1400 block of N. Washington St. Officers contacted an employee and discovered no problem.
  • At approximately 11:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud boom in the area of Dickson Ave. and Calhoun St. Officers checked several areas and could not locate a source.
  • Communications received numerous 911 hang-up calls. The Police Department wants to remind the public to be mindful of their cellular telephones and possibility of calling 911. Also, deactivated cellular telephones can still call 911 if the phone has power, so parents need to be aware of children playing with old deactivated cellular telephones.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 93 calls for service on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

For Release: 08/06/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Friday, August 3:

  • At approximately 4:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk St. The incident was determined to be verbal.
  • At approximately 8:01 a.m., officers took a report of a possible sex crime. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:31 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 100 block of Crescent Dr. The person was later discovered to be okay.
  • At approximately 9:09 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 10 block of Jennifer Ln.
  • At approximately 9:18 a.m., officers fingerprinted a citizen for job employment.
  • At approximately 9:24 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible sex crime. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 9:52 a.m., a bank card was turned in to the Police Department.
  • At approximately 10:48 a.m., officers took a report of burglary and stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:49 a.m., officers conducted a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 1:05 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody.
  • At approximately 1:29 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to possible stealing. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 2:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress in the 100 block of S. Herriford St. Officers arrested William Lee Schneiter and Brent Gregory Green for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They were transported to the Police Department for processing. Green was released pending a court appearance. Schneiter was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 3:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to juveniles carrying a BB gun in the 1600 block of Polk St. They were gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 3:25 p.m., officers attempted to serve a warrant in the 300 block of Mack St.
  • At approximately 3:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a tree which had fallen on a vehicle in the 800 block of Shy Dr.
  • At approximately 3:36 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 500 block of E. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 3:43 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 200 block of Southwest Dr. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 3:56 p.m., officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 600 block of Jackson St.
  • At approximately 5:19 p.m., officers took a report of stealing motor fuel in the 200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 6:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music in the 200 block of Third St. The person was contacted and turned down the music.
  • At approximately 6:27 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Ashley Ave.
  • At approximately 6:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 7:02 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1300 block of Springhill Rd.
  • At approximately 7:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check of small children in the street at Clay St. and Martin St. They were gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 7:19 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Crescent Dr.
  • At approximately 7:37 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 10 block of Jackson St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 11:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 600 block of Webster St. There were no victims or witnesses identified.

Saturday, August 4:

  • At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers contacted individuals in a local park after curfew. The persons were advised of the curfew.
  • At approximately 3:04 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 3:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a person refusing to leave a residence in the 300 block of Mansur St. The person was gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 5:39 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 700 block of Elm St. The person was given a courtesy ride to their residence.
  • At approximately 10:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the area of U.S. 65 Hwy. and U.S. 36 Hwy. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 10:42 a.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a vehicle crash in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 1:23 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Southwest Dr.
  • At approximately 1:26 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Garrfield Ave.
  • At approximately 2:28 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 3:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Webster St. Nothing suspicious was located.
  • At approximately 5:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 600 block of Williams St. The incident was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 6:19 p.m., officers took a report of harassment in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 6:51 p.m., officers checked on possible abandoned property in the area of Williams St. and South St.
  • At approximately 6:53 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to possible harassment.
  • At approximately 7:01 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 7:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to person(s) ringing doorbells and running in the 1400 block of Alexander St. No one was located.
  • At approximately 7:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check. It was determined the person was in a different jurisdiction. The appropriate jurisdiction was contacted.
  • At approximately 10:07 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 10:33 p.m., officers checked on a pedestrian in the 500 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 11:47 p.m., officers conducted a smoking compliance check at a local business in the 600 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 11:54 p.m., officers conducted a smoking compliance check at a local business in the 300 block of Henry St.

Sunday, August 5:

  • At approximately 9:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person in the 400 block of Locust St. There was nothing suspicious located.
  • At approximately 10:45 a.m., officers assisted a resident in the removal of a bat from their residence in the 2500 block of Fairview St.
  • At approximately 2:12 p.m., officers assisted a motorist at S. Washington St. and Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 2:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance at a local park. The incident was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 2:21 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to landlord/tenant laws in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 3:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check at U.S. 65 Hwy. and U.S. 36 Hwy. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 6:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to check on a motorist in the area of U.S. 65 Hwy. and U.S. 36 Hwy. The vehicle was gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 9:58 p.m., officers assisted a motorist in the area of Locust St. and Webster St.
  • At approximately 10:08 p.m., officers assisted a motorist in the area of Bus. 36 Hwy. and Mitchell Ave.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 82 calls for service on Friday, August 3, 2018.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 71 calls for service on Saturday, August 4, 2018.
  • Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 68 calls for service on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht

7/31/18

  • 12:25am, officers were dispatched with EMS in reference to a small fuel spill in the 200 block of Washington Street.
  • 5:50am, officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 9:30am, officers conducted a funeral escort.
  • 12:32pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a careless driver in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive.
  • 12:49pm officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of Elm Street.
  • 1:03pm, an officer was flagged down in the 500 block of St. Louis St. in reference to a pocket knife being found in the yard and the reporting person was concerned that a child may hurt themselves with it. The officer took the knife for safe keeping.
  • 2:25pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at Business 36 and Mitchell Road who had run out of gasoline.
  • 5:46pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 8:00pm, officers assisted another law enforcement agency by attempting to locate a person in the 10 block of Eleventh Street.
  • 8:13pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog barking continually and disturbing neighbors in the 900 block of Glenwood. The owner of the dog was issued a Municipal Citation.
  • 9:07pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1100 block of Grandview.
  • 9:32pm, officers were dispatched to a report of fireworks being discharged in the 600 block of Peacher Street.
  • 11:13pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in Danner Park. The persons were gone upon arrival.
  • Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and business checks.
  • Officers responded to 86 calls for service.

07/31/18

  • 1:15am, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of Business 36.
  • 4:03am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Locust Street.
  • 9:02am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 100 block of Elm Street.
  • 9:58am, officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse in the 10 block of Jackson Street.
  • 11:42am, officers were dispatched to a report of a female having mental issues in the 900 block of Webster Street. Officers transported the female to HMC for evaluation and treatment.
  • 11:48am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of Walnut Street.
  • 2:56pm, officers were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department in reference to an involuntary detention of a patient needing mental evaluation. The person was taken into protective custody and was later transported by court order to a treatment facility.
  • 3:21pm, officers were dispatched to Washington and Clay Street to remove pieces of a truck tire that were in the roadway.
  • 7:12pm, officers assisted EMS in the 1200 block of Green Street in reference to a possible drug overdose.
  • Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and business checks.
  • Officers responded to 97 calls for service.

08/01/18

  • 3:35am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Dorney Drive. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. Officers provided the female a courtesy ride to the Police Department to await a ride from an out of town relative.

For Release: 07/25/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Monday, July 23

At approximately 7:42 a.m., officers assisted a motorist on MO 190 Hwy. near Hornet Rd.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., officers checked on suspicious activity in the 500 block of Park Ln.

At approximately 9:08 a.m., officers checked on a parking complaint in the 300 block of Jackson St.

At approximately 9:34 a.m., officers arrested Maria Hoke Childs on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for possession of a controlled substance in the 600 block of Walnut St. Childs was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the required $5,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

At approximately 10:11 a.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Court Supervision Services.

At approximately 1:13 p.m., officers assisted Hedrick Medical Center E.R. staff with an unruly patient.

At approximately 2:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a landlord/tenant dispute in the 1100 block of McNally St.

At approximately 3:56 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.

At approximately 4:23 p.m., officers assisted a citizen in a child custody dispute.

At approximately 4:23 p.m., officers checked on a parking complaint in at Locust St. and Elmdale Dr.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.

At approximately 5:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance at Chilli Bay Water Park. The dispute was resolved.

At approximately 7:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Trenton St. The incident was determined to be verbal and one party decided to leave.

At approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Waples St. The incident was determined to be verbal and the parties agreed to separate.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a trespasser in the 1400 block of Polk St. The person was contacted and left.

Tuesday, July 24

At approximately 6:02 a.m., officers took a report of burglary and stealing in the 900 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.

At approximately 6:16 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services in the 300 block of Park Ln.

At approximately 7:52 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Elm St.

At approximately 8:24 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Elm St.

At approximately 9:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1400 block of McVey St.

At approximately 10:11 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Elm St.

At approximately 10:55 a.m., officers assisted a citizen with a child custody dispute in the 400 block of Vine St.

At approximately 11:22 a.m., officers assisted a citizen with a child custody dispute at Lambert Dr. and Meadowlane Dr.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1400 block of Alexander St.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.

At approximately 3:10 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody in the 1200 block of Monroe St.

At approximately 3:17 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 300 block of Primrose St.

At approximately 3:18 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody in the 1200 block of Monroe St.

At approximately 3:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to check the well being of an older person walking in the 1900 block of N. Washington St.

At approximately 3:34 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1400 block of Alexander St.

At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Elm St.

At approximately 3:51 p.m., officers checked on a parking violation in the 800 block of Jefferson St.

At approximately 3:54 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1900 block of Meadowlane Dr.

At approximately 4:05 p.m., officers checked on a pedestrian at Third St. and Brunswick St.

At approximately 4:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a barking dog at Green St. and Gilbert St.

At approximately 4:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to dogs running-at-large in the area of Jennifer Ln.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen with a civil issue.

At approximately 6:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 800 block of Industrial Rd.

At approximately 8:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment in the 900 block of Webster St.

At approximately 9:02 p.m., officers received an abandoned bicycle in the 1800 block of Borden St.

At approximately 9:23 p.m., officers spoke with citizens in reference to possible harassment in the 600 block of Walnut St.

At approximately 10:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 200 block of Webster St. There was no disturbance located.

At approximately 10:48 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Webster St.

At approximately 10:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a medical call in the 300 block of Mansur St. Officers discovered there was a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal.

At approximately 11:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment and trespassing in the 1400 block of Lambert St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 112 calls for service on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 113 calls for service on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

For Release 07/23/18
Detective Michael Smith

On 07/17/2018, the Detective and officers were on patrol in the area of Dickinson and Cooper when they observed an individual operating a motor vehicle whom they knew did not have a valid driver's license. A traffic stop was conducted and officers found the vehicle was occupied by two individuals, one with a valid driver's license and one without. Officers arrested Steven Craig Evans for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. As the Detective and officers investigated further, they summoned Livingston County K9 to the scene. The K9 alerted to the odor of narcotics and a search assumed. A search of the vehicle yielded methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia, as well as items required for the distribution of methamphetamine. As a result of the search, Emily Ann Prewitt was arrested as well. Both Evans and Prewitt have been charged in Livingston County for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

For Release: 07/17/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Sunday, July 15

At approximately 12:11 a.m., officers arrested Misty Lynn Riley on four active arrest warrants out of Trenton for traffic offenses and one active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for a traffic offense in the 10 block of Jackson St. Riley was unable to post bond and was transported by Chillicothe officers to Trenton.

At approximately 1:32 a.m., officers removed a raccoon from a trap in the 1100 block of Bryan St.

At approximately 9:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the 100 block of Herriman St. A vehicle crashed into a utility pole and left the scene prior to officers arrival. The investigation is on-going.

At approximately 12:24 p.m., officers checked on a vehicle at N. Washington St. and Fairway Dr. The operator was removing scrap from the street.

At approximately 2:04 p.m., officers conducted a well being check in the 1600 block of Hickory Dr. The person was found to be okay.

At approximately 2:23 p.m., officers checked on a parking violation in the 10 block of Eleventh St. The owner was contacted and the vehicle moved.

At approximately 3:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to creaking and snapping noises coming from a residence in the 400 block of Clay St. Officers discovered the roof was starting to collapse so the residence was evacuated without incident.

At approximately 4:51 p.m., officers extradited Dustin Ugene Holtzclaw from St. Joseph on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe. He was transported by Chillicothe officers to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

At approximately 7:05 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Frederick St.

At approximately 8:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suicidal person in the 1400 block of Bryan St. The person was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

At approximately 8:18 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of Vine St. The investigation is on-going.

At approximately 8:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity and possible drug use in the 1000 block of Polk St. The investigation is on-going.

At approximately 8:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to an illegal burn in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. The resident, Ronald Gene Dryer, was issued a citation for illegally burning and the fire was extinguished by the Chillicothe Fire Department.

At approximately 8:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a careless driver in the area of Elm St. and Clay St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

At approximately 9:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Third St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made. The parties agreed to separate for the night.

Monday, July 16

At approximately 1:58 p.m., officers responded to a business alarm in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. It was a false alarm.

At approximately 2:43 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Office with executing an active arrest warrant in the 400 block of Williams St.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., officers conducted a funeral escort.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to civil issues in the 1600 block of Maple St.

At approximately 3:26 p.m., officers took a report of harassment. The investigation is on-going.

At approximately 3:52 p.m., officers made contact with a pedestrian in the area of N. Washington St. and Park Ln. Officers discovered the person ran out of gas. The person was given a courtesy ride to a local gas station. Officers assisted the person with getting a fuel can and putting gas in their vehicle. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Officers discovered there was a small child in the vehicle also. Officers and EMS provided some money for gas and water.

At approximately 5:25 p.m., officers contacted an unlicensed juvenile driving a motorized scooter in the area of Ridgecrest St. and Meadow Lane Dr. Officers advised the juvenile of the need to have a driver's license to operate a motorized vehicle on the roadways.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., officers checked on an illegally parked motor vehicle in the 500 block of Grandview Ave. The owner was notified and the vehicle moved.

At approximately 6:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a smoke alarm sounding in the 1700 block of Morningside Dr. Officers contacted the resident and discovered they had burned food and there was no emergency.

At approximately 6:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Springhill Rd. Officers arrested Charles Richard Smith, III, for burglary 1st degree, assault 3rd degree, peace disturbance and trespassing 2nd degree. Smith was processed at the Police Department. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

At approximately 7:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large tearing up trash in the 100 block of Hickory St. Officers were unable to locate the dog.

At approximately 11:17 p.m., officers contacted juveniles in the street in the 400 block of Cherry St. Officers advised them of the dangers and to stay out of the street.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 71 calls for service on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 102 calls for service on Monday, July 16, 2018.

For Release: 07/15/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 07/14/2018

9:06 AM, officers provided funeral escort for local funeral home.

10:37 AM, officers received a parking complaint in the 500 block of Samuel. Officers contacted vehicle owner and issue was resolved.

11:12 AM, officers responded to the 400 block of Orchard regarding an illegal burn. Officers contacted resident and was advised of burn ban. Fire was extinguished.

11:59 AM, officers was contacted by subject asking questions regarding fraud.

1:22 PM, officers called to the 10 block of 11th Street for parking complaint. Officer reported vehicles were parked legally.

2:47 PM, officers contacted regarding child custody issues. Officer answered the subject questions.

5:05 PM, officers arrested Kelsey Kirkpatrick for possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop in the 1400 block of North Washington Street.

5:37 PM, officers contacted subject who wanted to harm himself in Simpson Park. Officer transported subject to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

5:52 PM, officers conducted a well-being check of a resident in the 900 block of Adam Drive. The subject was found to be safe.

6:42 PM, officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail had no transport officer.

8:45 PM, officers contacted a resident in the 1400 block of Trenton Road and advised the resident of the burn ban. The resident extinguished the fire.

Officers conducted 12 traffic enforcement stops resulting in 6 citations for various traffic violations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

For Release: 07/14/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 07/13/2018

12:04 AM, officers contacted a subject in a local park. Officer advised subject of park hours.

1:03 AM, officers conducted a pedestrian check in the 600 block of Webster. Subject was leaving a local business.

1:04 AM, officers contact subjects at a local business. Subjects were moving items into the business.

1:10 AM, officers conducted pedestrian check of subject in the 700 block of Webster. Subject was walking home from being at a local business.

1:24 AM, officers conducted a pedestrian check in the 300 block of Elm Street. The subject was walking home from a local business.

1:32 AM, officers received noise complaint in the 300 block of Edgerton. No noise violation was located.

1:41 AM, officers conducted a business check in the 100 block of Vine Street after seeing subject inside the business. Subjects were owners of the business.

3:01 AM, officers responded to as business in the 600 block of West Business 36 for a customer that did not pay his bill in totality. Officers located the customer a short time later, and customer responded to business to complete the sale.

8:48 AM, officers arrested Jessa Hobbs in the 2700 block of North Washington on a Livingston County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Hobbs was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

10:14 AM, subject came into the police department regarding fraud. Officers advised subject to contact his local bank.

10:29 AM, officers arrested Dustin Holtzclaw in the 600 block of Webster Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

10:59 AM, officers responded to trespassing report in the 300 block of Wise Street. Officer contacted subject and subject left the premises.

11:47 AM, officers received animal complaint in the 1400 block of McVey. Officer contacted owner and complaint was resolved.

1:41 PM, officers assisted a motorist in the 700 block of Washington Street.

6:41 PM, officers responded to the 200 block of East Herriman Street to a report of burglary and property damage. Resident noticed damage to a door but nothing missing from the residence.

6:46 PM, officers conducted residence check in the 400 block of Webster. The residence was found to be safe.

7:09 PM, officers received animal complaint in the 800 block of West Business 36. Complaint had resolved itself prior to officer arrival.

8:24 PM, officers assisted a subject in the 600 block of Business 36 by transporting the subject to a local hotel.

Officers conducted numerous business checks, pedestrian checks, and 7 traffic enforcement stops resulting in 4 citations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 122 calls for service on Friday, July 13, 2018.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
For Release: July 13, 2018

07/11/18

1:54am, officers checked on three pedestrians in the 400 block of Vine Street.

5:15am, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Olive Street in reference to a report of two vehicles being broken into and items stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

10:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a property issue in the 1400 block of Trenton Road. Then incident was a civil landlord/tenant dispute and no police action was taken.

11:09am, officers were dispatched to a report of a fraud in the 400 block of Clay Street.

12:31, officers were dispatched to a report of several items in the roadway at Springhill and Fair Street. Nothing was located.

1:35pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a burn ban violation in the 500 block of Elmdale Rd. The resident was advised of the burn ban and extinguished the fire.

1:49pm, officers were dispatched with Animal Control to a report of animal neglect in the 1200 block of Webster Street.

2:39pm, officers were dispatched to a report of unattended children in the 1400 block of Alexander. Officers determined that there was a responsible teen babysitting and the children were being properly supervised.

4:23pm, officers were dispatched to a report of child abuse in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. The incident was unfounded.

4:31pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at Polk and Dickinson Street.

8:25pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 300 block of Business 36. The alarm was accidentally tripped.

10:46pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 Block of Vine Street. Nothing located.

Officers responded to 117 calls for service.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and building checks.

07/12/18

12:03am, officers were dispatched to a commercial business alarm in the 700 block of Jackson Street. The alarm was an accidental trip.

6:44am, officers were dispatched to a report of found property in the 400 block of Herriman Street.

7:57am to 11:04am, officers provided security and court bailiff details for Municipal Court.

10:59am, officers arrested Nathan Jones in the 10 block of Washington Street on a Linn County probation/parole violation warrant on the original charge of domestic assault. Jones was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released to a Linn County Deputy.

4:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal abuse in the 300 block of Polk Street. The investigation is ongoing.

4:23pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a Debit card that had been reported stolen in Cameron Mo earlier was used for a purchase at a commercial business in the 1000 block of Graves. Street. Officers working with Cameron Police in the investigation.

4:28pm, Kegan McCracken surrendered himself to the Police Department on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation. McCracken posted bond and was given a new court date.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and building checks.

Officers responded to 110 calls for service.

For Release: 07/11/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 07/10/2018

2:32 AM, officers checked the area of Green Street and Fifth Avenue after receiving several 911 calls from a deactivate cell phone. Officers were unable to determine where the calls came from.

8:26 AM, officers received a report of fraud from a citizen. The citizen reported a credit card had been compromised in Nebraska.

10:24 AM, officers called to the 1000 block of Comstock regarding an open burn. Officer contacted resident and advised of burn ban. Resident put out fire.

11:16 AM, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Business 36 near Lowe's. It was reported a vehicle driven by Sharon Shirley was exiting the Lowe's parking lot onto Business 36 and Failed to Yield striking a vehicle driven by Angel Ratliff. Shirley's vehicle received moderate damage and was driven from the scene. The Ratliff vehicle received major damage and was towed from the scene.

1:08 PM, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with an investigation of child endangerment in the 200 block of Williams Street. The investigation was determined to be unfounded.

5:48 PM, officers responded to a business in the 600 block of Business 36 and advised a subject to exit the premises at the request of the business.

6:29 PM, officers spoke with a landlord and a tenant regarding disputes. Both were advised of their civil remedies. Disputes continued again at 7:29 PM and 9:19PM. Landlord and tenant were again advised of their civil remedies.

7:13 PM, officers received a report of missing persons from the 1300 block of Monroe. Officers discovered the persons were enroute to Kansas City via a local Taxi Service and the individuals were safe.

7:32 PM, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Walnut Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Estella Gregson for domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Gregson was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail by the officer as the jail did not have a transport available.

10:46 PM, officers responded to the 1200 block of Easton for a disturbance. No disturbance had occurred. Officers discovered a female subject had come to the residence for money for child necessities from the child's father; however. the father would not provide that support and the father's new female friend felt threatened by the mother, hence the disturbance call. Officer resolved this incident by purchasing, out of the officer's own pocket, the needed child necessities (diapers) for the mother and child.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 117 calls for service on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

For Release: 07/10/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 07/09/2018

12:29AM, officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail did not have a transport available.

3:42 AM, officers checked a residence in the 300 block of Jackson Street, 600 block of Missouri, 300 block of Edgerton, and the 200 block of Herriman for a stolen vehicle at the request of Caldwell County. The stolen vehicle was not located at the addresses.

4:07 AM, officers assisted a cleaning crew with securing a business in the 500 block of West Business 36.

11:01 AM, officers assisted a subject with child custody questions.

11:56 AM, officers checked a residence near Commercial and Montgomery for suspicious activity. The residence was found to be secure.

3:04 PM, officers assisted a subject with questions regarding harassment.

3:46 PM, officers responded to the 300 block of Mansur Street to a report of trespassing.

5:01 PM, officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street whereon driver left the scene.

6:41 PM, officers spoke with a landlord and a tenant about harassment.

6:45 PM, officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy on a traffic stop at 3rd and Walnut Street.

7:52 PM, officers spoke with subject in the 1000 block of Graves Street regarding an assault that took place earlier in the week.

9:19 PM, an injured dog was brought to the police department. Officers assisted animal control in taking the injured animal to the shelter for treatment.

11:09 PM, officers arrested Jordan Wells in the 100 block of North Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for violation of bond conditions on an original charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with physical injury. Bond was set at $10,000.00 cash only which Wells was unable to post. Wells was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

11:45 PM, officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as the jail did not have a transport available.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 111 calls for service on Monday, July 9, 2018.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
07/08/18

2:08am, officers transported a detainee to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

3:27am, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington St. and Business #6 Hwy. Officers arrested Erin Goodwin-Bell for driving while intoxicated. Goodwin-Bell was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

5:11am, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Keith Street in attempt to locate the resident for Brookfield Police Officers. The resident was not located.

7:13am, officers were dispatched to a report of residents being threatened in the 500 block of Elmdale Rd. The incident remains under investigation.

3:19pm, officers checked on an abandoned vehicle in the 1000 block of W. Business 36.

3:35pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of Graves Street.

4:21pm, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect was not located.

5:57pm, officers assisted Animal Control in reference to an animal neglect incident.

8:10pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist in Simpson Park.

9:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible prowler near Montgomery and Commercial. No one was located.

11:12pm, officers detected an odor that indicated a possible natural gas leak near E. Polk and Missouri Ave. Nothing was located.

11:27pm, James Harris surrendered himself at the Police Department on a Probation/Parole Warrant. Harris was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail by a Chillicothe Police Officer.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops and building checks.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service.

For Release: 07/03/2018
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Monday, July 2 - At approximately 9:15 a.m., officers took a report of trespassing in the 1100 block of Grandview Ave. The case will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office for review.

At approximately 9:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 1400 block of Oak Dr. The vehicle was parked illegally and towed from the area by Peery's Tow.

At approximately 11:14 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.

At approximately 12:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at N. Washington St. and Webster St. A vehicle driven by Kenadi N. Munson collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Gerald R.Hough while Hough was attempting to turn. Munson’s vehicle was towed by Peery's Tow. Munson was issued a citation for following too close resulting in a crash.

At approximately 4:53 p.m., officers checked on an animal which had been struck at Ryan Ln and S. Mitchell Ave. The owner was notified.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., officers attempted a paper service in the 1500 block of Third St.

At approximately 6:23 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the area of Cowgill St. and Smith St.

At approximately 6:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of E. Bridge St. Officers arrested Joseph Alan Vargas on an active parole violation warrant. Vargas was transported to the Police Department for processing. Vargas transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

At approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suicidal person in the 1300 block of Monroe St. The person was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation. The person was later released back to their group residence.

At approximately 9:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to fireworks in the 1500 block of Springhill St.

At approximately 9:39 p.m., officers received a call of a careless or possibly intoxicated driver in the area of S. Mitchell Ave. and Bus. 36 Hwy. Offices were able to contact the driver who was attempting to locate a hotel.

At approximately 10:43 p.m., officers checked on a pedestrian in a business parking lot in the 1300 block of N. Washington St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 104 calls for service on Monday, July 2, 2018.

For Release: 07/02/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 07/01/2018

12:58 AM, officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Dickinson for a noise complaint of fireworks. Officers made contact with subjects shooting fireworks and advised of the fireworks ordinance.

10:28 AM, officers recovered a debit card in the 400 block of West Business 36. The debit card was turned over to a local bank to be returned to the owner.

2:10 PM, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 100 block of West Business 36.

3:30 PM, officers responded to a property dispute in the 100 block of Polk Street.

5:57 PM, officer assisted a stranded motorist in the area of North Fair and Fairway.

9:26 PM, officers responded to a report of suspicious person in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers contacted and identified the subjects.

Officers conducted 5 traffic enforcements stops and issued one citation for speeding.

During their tour of duty, officers conducted numerous business safety checks during the overnight hours. Officers did discover an unsecured building. The call out for the building was contacted and responded to secure the building.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 61 calls for service on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Special Press Release
Police Chief Jon Maples #19
May 24, 2018

On May 22 at approximately 2130 hours, the Detective and officers of the Chillicothe Police Department were attempting to locate a wanted individual in the 100 block Herriford Street. Upon officers making contact with the occupants of the home, they were alerted to evidence of drug use. Officers secured the residence; and at the request of the homeowner, a Livingston County search warrant was applied for and granted. At approximately 2330 hours, officers of the Police Department and Deputies of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department (including K9 Zaki) executed that search warrant on the home. The search warrant yielded in the seizure of numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, a substantial amount of methamphetamine, multiple firearms, and an abundance of ammunition. As a result, officers arrested 29-year-old Phillip D. Earley for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, 23-year-old Shannon M. Hamilton for one count of possession of a controlled substance, and 26-year-old Dalton G. Case for one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon while in possession of a controlled substance. The three individuals have been charged in Livingston County with Earley having a $25,000.00 cash only bond, Case having a $15,000 cash only bond, and Hamilton having a $5,000.00 cash only bond. Early the next morning, officers responded to the 1000 block of Elm Street in reference to drug activity. After further investigation, they arrested 38-year-old Shay Mace and 36-year-old Matthew Lee for drug possession and use as well. Both were later charged in the Livingston County Courts.

Officers of the Police Department were extremely busy the night of May 22 and morning of May 23. At one point, we had 6 people in custody at the police department.

The Chillicothe Police Department staff works hard to keep our amazing community free of drugs and illegal activity. We do not want our citizens to have to deal with issues such as this. I am proud of our staff and their continuous efforts in keeping our community safe.

Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run made their way through Chillicothe beginning at Simpson Park and ending at the Chillicothe Fire Department. The torch run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Missouri. The annual event began in 1986 as a 30-mile run and is now an 11-day relay covering more than 950 miles with more than 3,000 runners. It originates in more than 40 locations and culminates in Springfield, MO, the site of the State Summer Games which take place June 1-3. This year represents the 32nd year that Missouri law enforcement officers have supported SOMO. Special Olympics Missouri offers 21 sports for individuals to practice and compete in, each of which are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender. C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley 05 24 18

For Release: 05/08/18
Police Chief Jon Maples

This morning (May 8) the Chillicothe Police Department has been extremely busy. Chief, detective, and staff were called in because of a wanted individual investigation. While the detective was applying for a search warrant, officers were setting on the residence. The Chief responded to a trespassing call and arrested a 20-year-old female. She was later released pending a court appearance. Officers and the detective then responded to a domestic assault in the 200 block of Business Highway 36 where they arrested a male for domestic assault and a female on an active arrest warrant out of the State of Florida.

While there were two individuals in custody, officers met with Livingston County Deputy Mueller and K-9 Zaki. We were granted the Livingston County Search Warrant by the Judge and Prosecutor Adam Warren to search for the wanted individual. At approximately 0930 hours, officers of the Police Department along with Deputy Mueller and Zaki served the Livingston County search warrant in the 500 block of Mohawk Drive. Officers announced the search warrant several times without compliance. When the Deputy announced that the Livingston County K-9 Zaki was going to be released, the residents changed their minds and decided to comply with officer's requests. We arrested 29-year-old Thomas William Gamble on an active Livingston County arrest warrant and an active Carroll County arrest warrant. We also arrested two females for hindering the arrest of Mr. Gamble.

By 10:00 A.M. today (May 8) officers had arrested six people for various misdemeanor and felony charges. We do this to keep our community clean and safe.

POLICE IN ACTION PROGRAM

Chillicothe Police Department Creates New Police in Action Program - The Chillicothe Police Department believes it is very important to have a working relationship with the public. We believe that interacting with the public will create a trusting relationship and also assist in keeping the community safe. We will be hosting different events where police officers of the Chillicothe Police Department will interact with the public. We will call this new program "Police in Action." The plan for Police in Action is to hold events throughout the year interacting with the community, such as presentations, safety events, sporting events, and youth events. Our first Police in Action event will be teaming with recovering drug addicts. Police in Action will team with recovering drug addicts bringing presentations throughout Chillicothe to assist in cleaning up our community. Our first presentation will be for the Lifepoint Church youth group on February 17, 2016. Our focus of this presentation will be to inform the youth of what the Chillicothe Police Department stands for and what we want to accomplish. We want the youth to hear the testimonies of the recovering drug addicts and the impact that drugs have had on their lives.

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Chillicothe Missouri Police Department
613 Walnut Street
Chillicothe, MO  64601
660-646-2121
Toll Free: 1-877-646-2185
Chief
Jon C. Maples
E-9-1-1 Coordinator Cindy Hanavan

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