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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Street Closings (Updated 05/14/2019)

  • Arts District - Painting crosswalks May 15, 2019 - Locust Street from Clay Street to Ann Street - closed May 14, 8PM until May 15 at 7PM
  • Main Street Wine Walk and Concert Friday May 17, 2019 - Webster Street from Locust to Washington Street and the alley from Calhoun to Webster - 3:00 PM close / open at 11:15 PM
  • Calvary in Nicaragua Mission Team Fundraiser May 19, 2019, from 5pm-9pm - Locust Street from Third Street to Ann Street will be closed off. Contact is Eric Reeter.
  • Lifepoint Church Puerto Rico Color Run April 12, 2019, at 6PM near the area of the old HMC. Please watch for runners and walkers during this event. Contact is Mark Schnieder.
  • CHS Leadership Team Red, White, and Blue Run April 6th at 8AM Highway 190 at Hornet Drive. Officers will be assisting with traffic control. Please watch for runners during this time as well. Contact is the CHS Leadership team.

NOTE: Chillicothe Farmers Market was closed May 7, 2019, from 3:45 PM-6:15 PM on the South Side of the Courthouse, Jackson Street parking area. Approved for a trial period to see how it affected traffic flow and citizen safety. Could possibly be extended.

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 05/08/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Tuesday, May 7:

  • At approximately 4:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver southbound on U.S. 65 Hwy. coming from the North. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 5:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible illegal burn in the area of Calhoun St. and Dickinson Ave. Officers located the burn and advised the citizens of the ordinance for burning. The fire was extinguished.
  • At approximately 5:46 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation on Maple St.
  • At approximately 10:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Clay St. in reference to a possible missing juvenile. Officers discovered the juvenile was not missing and was safe.
  • At approximately 11:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal and one party left.
  • At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 400 block of Clay St. Officers assisted the person with a place to stay.
  • At approximately 3:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 600 block of Williams St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 4:46 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 5:44 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 7:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Green St. The incident was determined to be verbal and one party left.
  • At approximately 11:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 900 block of Third St. Officers discovered there was a verbal argument and it was resolved.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 101 calls for service on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

For Release: 05/06/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Monday, May 6:

  • At approximately 12:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible noise complaint in the 1000 block of Polk St. Officers discovered the person was in need of mental health assistance. The person was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 5:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 800 block of Walnut St. Officers did not locate a disturbance.
  • At approximately 6:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1200 block of McVey St. Officers were unable to locate any loud music.
  • At approximately 7:19 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the area of Calhoun St. and Walnut St.
  • At approximately 10:12 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at N. Washington St. and Calhoun St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 10:22 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 400 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:39 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Elm St.
  • At approximately 1:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog left in a vehicle in the 10 block of Hickory St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 1:27 p.m., Dispatch received several 911 calls in a short amount of time from the same number in the area of Olive St. and Williams St. officers were able to locate the caller and it was discovered there was no emergency. The Police Department wants to remind the public the 911 line is for emergencies only.
  • At approximately 2:07 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 3:37 p.m., officers recovered lost property in the 300 block of N. Washington St. The rightful owner was later located and the property returned.
  • At approximately 6:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to a passenger on the back of a motorcycle not wearing a DOT approved helmet in the area of Tomahawk Dr. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 6:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a property dispute between neighbors in the 1400 block of Burnam Rd. The dispute was resolved.
  • At approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a citizen in need of removing a snake in the 10 block of Asher St. Officers assisted the citizen.
  • At approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the area of Clay St. and Elm St. The person was located and did not need any assistance.
  • At approximately 8:25 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen at the Police Department in reference to harassment.
  • At approximately 10:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 100 block of Webster St. Officers made contact and the parties agreed to turn down the music.
  • At approximately 10:58 p.m., officers checked on suspicious activity in the area of Reynard St. and Clay St. Officers did not discover criminal activity.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 133 calls for service on Monday, May 6, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 05/06/19

For Date: 05/05/19

  • 4:59am, officers were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department in reference to an agitated patient. The issue was resolved without criminal charges.
  • 8:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of trespassing in the 1600 block of Fair St. The suspect had left prior to officer’s arrival and the incident remains under investigation.
  • 10:46am, officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Cowgill Street.
  • 11:07am, officers were dispatched to a report of animal abuse/neglect in the 1700 block of Jennings Place.
  • 12:31pm, officers located the trespass suspect from the 1600 block of Fair Street in the 200 block of Hickory Street. Officers arrested the male suspect for 1st degree trespass, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and then transported by CPD Officer to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 3:49pm, officers were dispatched to the junction of US36 and US65 in reference to a report of a pedestrian panhandling. The pedestrian was gone upon officers arrival.
  • 5:42pm, officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 200 block of Park Lane. The person was located and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 7:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a 4-wheeler traveling at an excessive rate of speed and carrying two juvenile passengers in the area of Walnut and Ann Street. Officers located the 4-wheeler stationary a short time later and advised the driver of the complaint and that passengers are not permitted on a 4-wheeler.
  • 7:20pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person laying in the middle of the street near Bryan and Locust Street. Officers located the person who had fallen and sustained minor injuries. EMS was dispatched to transport the male to HMC.
  • 8:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a parent having behavioral issues with her 13-year-old son. The issue was not criminal in nature and the parent was advised of her options.
  • 8:39pm, officers spoke with a female at the Police Department in reference to an issue with possible harassment.
  • 9:40pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 500 block of Jackson Street.
  • 10:06pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave a business in the 1000 block of Washington Street. Officers provided the intoxicated male with a ride home.
  • 10:12pm, officers were dispatched to HMC Emergency Department to speak with a family member of a patient that was transported to the facility earlier in the evening.
  • 11:53pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The incident was reported to be verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 64 calls for service.

Special Press Release
05 03 19

On 05/03/2019 at 4:01 PM, Chillicothe Police officers responded to the Canadian Pacific bridge on Ryan Lane west of Mitchell Road to a two-vehicle injury accident. Officers report an eastbound vehicle and a westbound vehicle collided near the crest of the bridge. The westbound vehicle over-corrected traveling off the north side of the bridge, causing the vehicle to fall approximately 24 1/2 feet to the railway line below. The driver of this vehicle sustained serious injuries and was extricated from the vehicle and flown by Life Flight to an area hospital for treatment. The eastbound struck the south railing of the bridge and continued eastbound off of the bridge into a field. The driver of the eastbound vehicle sustained minor injuries and was released from the scene. Due to significant damage to the bridge as a result of the accident, the bridge is no longer in useable condition and is closed for any vehicular travel. Ryan lane is closed from Mitchell Road to Industrial Road and is blocked off by temporary barricades. Permanent barricades will be installed. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Chillicothe Street Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Canadian Pacific Railway Police, Crew of the Canadian Railway, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing, and Life Flight Eagle.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 04/31/19

For Date: 04/30/19

  • 4:31am, officers were dispatched to a report of a smoke alarm sounding in the area of the 1900 block of Hoyt Drive. Officers located a smoke detector in a yard that was malfunctioning. Officers removed the battery and silenced the alarm.
  • 7:06am, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Jennings Place in reference to a 911 call that was all static and no one could be heard on the line. It was determined that the recent rains had shorted the phone line.
  • 12:30pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a female in Simpson Park. Officers made contact and the female was just waiting for a ride.
  • 1:41pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at Webster and Locust Street.
  • 2:24pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 3:17pm, officers investigated a 911 hang-up call from the 1900 block of Calhoun. Officers were advised that it was an accidental call, and there was no emergency.
  • 3:36pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. Officers determined that there was no disturbance. While on the scene, officers discovered less than 35gm of marijuana inside the residence. Officers arrested Benjamin Duncan for possession of less than 35gm of marijuana. Duncan was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 6:20pm, a resident came to the Police Department to report a theft that he had fallen victim to. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 6:27pm, Hunter Keller turned himself in to the Chillicothe Police Department on two Livingston County warrants charging him with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 mph. Keller was processed and released after posting bond.
  • 6:580m, officers took an assault report at the Police Department that was reported to have occurred earlier in the evening in the 10 block of Cherry Street.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 77 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 04/30/19

For Date: 04/29/19

  • 10:48am, officers were dispatched to a report or littering in the 300 block of Clay Street.
  • 12:43pm, officers were dispatched to a panic alarm in the 2700 block of N. Washington Street. The alarm was apparently malfunctioning.
  • 2:40pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jackson and Walnut Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jackie Kelly was eastbound on Jackson Street and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Walnut Street. Officers reported that the Kelly vehicle entered the intersection and struck a vehicle that was southbound on Walnut Street driven by Chelsea Roller causing moderate damage. EMS responded to the scene and transported Chelsea Roller to HMC for treatment of minor injuries. There were other minor injuries reported to a passenger who refused treatment. Kelly was issued a Municipal Citation for failing to stop at the stop sign.
  • 3:51pm, officers discussed an animal control issue with a resident.
  • 4:29pm, officers discovered items in the roadway on Washington St at Springhill St. The items were cleared from the roadway.
  • 4:38pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog at large at Danner Park. The dog owner arrived prior to officers and took custody of the dog.
  • 4:44pm, officers recovered a package of mail that was inadvertently delivered to the wrong address in the 800 block of Fairlane. The package will be returned to the proper owner.
  • 6:01pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 10 block of Jackson Street in reference to an incident with a juvenile male. The juvenile male was counseled and the incident was resolved.
  • 6:40pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 104 calls for service.

News Release
04/28/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

April 28, 2019

  • 03:32 am officers responded to the 900 block of Mohawk for an open garage door. Officers attempted to contact the owners. Nothing seem to be out of place.
  • 3:53 pm officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a harassment. After a short investigation, it was found that no harassment had occurred.
  • 4:52 pm, On 4/28/2019 at 0458 hours, officers arrested Chase Lee Ballard for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where he was fully processed and released with municipal citations and court date.
  • 7:17 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Williams with a subject having a medical issue. Officers found that the subject had been taken to the hospital by her grandmother.
  • 7:23 pm, officers responded to the 2700 block of Washington for a disturbance. Officers were able to calm down the subject who agreed to let the medical treatment to continue.
  • 8:10 pm, officers responded to the Clay Street Park for a possible vandalism. Officers found to what looked like work being done on the park.
  • 11:20 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible harassment. After a short investigation no harassment had occurred.

Officers responded to 80 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
04/27/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

April 27, 2019:

  • 02:52 am, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington for a business alarm. Officers found that the alarm was false.
  • 10:50 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of Hogan for a possible trespassing. Officers did not locate anyone in the area.
  • 11:01 am., officers responded to the 1200 block of Third street for someone possibly having a medical issue. Officers found the subject to be in good health and was doing fine.
  • 4:11 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Clay Street to check the well-being of a citizen possibly having a medical issue. Officers contacted the subject and found them to be ok.
  • 6:32 pm officers responded to the to the 1100 block of Wetland road for a possible trespassing. Officers did not find anyone in the area.
  • 10:15 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Jackson Street for a person yelling at on a cell phone. Officers contacted the subject and asked the subject to not be yelling outside the residence.

Offices responded to 55 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
04/26/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

April 26, 2019

  • 01:14 am officers responded to the 1200 block of Sunset for a suspicious person. Officers located the subject who was waiting for a ride.
  • 1:19 pm officers responded to the 1200 block of Webster Street for suspicious activity. Officers did not locate any activity in the area.
  • 3:30 pm On 04/26/2019 at 3:30 PM, officers processed an adult male who turned himself in on two failure to appear warrants out of Chillicothe. Subject posted bond and was released from custody.
  • 4:57 pm, On Friday, April 26, 2019, at approximately 4:57 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of J.F.K. Ave. The investigation is on-going.
  • 6:44 pm, On 04/26/2019 officer served a Livingston County Warrant on Kennadie Stottlemyre who came to the police department to turn herself in. She was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Jail.
  • 7:58 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Herriman Street for a fire. Officers found a subject who was burning trash. The Chillicothe Fire Department was contacted to extinguish the fire.
  • 8:20 pm, officers spoke to a subject on the phone about a possible harassment. Officers gave the subject options and found that no harassment had occurred.
  • 8:30 pm, officers responded to the Clay Street Park for children throwing rocks. Officers contacted the children and advised them to stop throwing rocks.
  • 8:38 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Dickenson for an open door to the School. Officers checked the school and did not find anyone. The school was secured.
  • 10:04 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a harassment. Officers contacted the complainant who stated people were driving by yelling at her. The subjects causing the issue had left the area.
  • 11:11 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of Henry Street for a subject who is intoxicated and refusing to leave the business. Officers contacted the subject who agreed to leave the area.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 04/25/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 04/24/2019

  • 3:19 AM, officer conducted a well-being check of an individual found sleeping in a vehicle at a local business. The subject was found to be fine.
  • 8:14 AM, officers called to the area of Jackson and Monroe to a young child found wandering. Officers made contact with a parent who was unaware the child have left the residence. Report to be forwarded to Children's Division.
  • 9:07 AM, officers were called to the 800 block of Locust to a report of a juvenile reporting she had been struck by a vehicle while riding her bike. It was discovered the juvenile had not been struck by a vehicle and only made up the story so she wouldn't have to go to school. A parent was contacted, and the juvenile was turned over the parents custody. Report to be forwarded to he juvenile office.
  • 11:00 AM, officer provided local funeral home with funeral escort.
  • 11:15 AM, officers responded to the 1600 block of Hickory Street to a report of a young child found wandering. Officers located a parent who was unaware the child had left the residence. Report to be forwarded to the Children's Division.
  • 11:44 AM, officer assisted a subject with fingerprinting for employment purposes.
  • 12:01 PM, officer received parking complaint at Cherry and Ann. Officer was unable to make contact with owner and illegal parking notice was placed on vehicle.
  • 12:29 PM, officer conducted bailiff duties for Municipal Court.
  • 1:41 PM, officers arrested Jory Harvey in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Hickory County probation violation warrant. Harvey was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Hickory County.
  • 5:08 PM, officer recovered a bike abandoned at a business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. The bike is a yellow, black, and gold Schwinn.
  • 5:36 PM, officer called to landlord tenant issue in the 800 block of Broadway. Landlord and tenant were advised of their remedies.
  • 6:32 PM, officer called to the 1300 block of Third Street to a report of a vehicle being driven in a careless manner. Officer collected statements from witnesses and contacted the driver of the vehicle whose actions became disorderly. As a result, officers arrested Jeremy Walton for disorderly conduct and driving in a careless and imprudent manner. Walton was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.
  • 8:47 PM, officer conducted a well-being check in the 300 block of Woodrow. Officers made contact with the subject and was found to be safe.

Officers received 100 calls for service on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

For Release: 04/24/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 04/22/2019-04/23/2019

April 22, 2019:

  • 4:52 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington Street and 3rd. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 5:04 AM, officer assisted a motorist by US 65 and Business 36.
  • 10:10 AM, officer conducted a traffic stop on MO 190 at the city limits. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 10:23 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Tomahawk and Adam Drive. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 12:37 PM, officer removed debris from the roadway at Washington and Ryan Lane.
  • 1:45 PM, officers called to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street for a report of theft. As a result of the investigation, officers took a juvenile into custody. The juvenile was turned over to the custody of a parent and the report was forwarded to the Juvenile Office.
  • 5:45 AM, officer received a report of a leaving the scene accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.
  • 6:26 PM, officer recovered lost property in the 2600 block of North Washington Street.
  • 7:08 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on West Polk Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 7:14 PM, officer called to the 300 block of Mansur for an illegal burn. Officer made contact with resident and advised of the city burn ordinance.
  • 7:51 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at Polk and Broadway. Driver was issued citation for failing to stop at a stop sign.
  • 8:29 PM, officer arrested Valerie Ross in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Linn County Warrant. Ross posted the required bond and was released from custody.
  • 11:42 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1500 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.

Officers received 84 calls for service on Monday, April 22, 2019.

April 23, 2019

  • 12:21 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington Street and Fairway. Driver was issued warning for a lane violation.
  • 3:25 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington and Springhill. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 7:25 AM, officers received a report of a missing person in the 1600 block of Maple. Officers were able to locate the reported missing person and deemed the person not missing.
  • 9:50 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington and Snow. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 9:58 AM, officer initiated a report of theft of US Mail from a residence in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. Investigation continues.
  • 11:13 AM, officer assisted a subject with employment fingerprints.
  • 12:18 PM, officer removed debris from roadway in the 1000 block of Washington Street.
  • 1:28 PM, officer received a report of harassment in the 500 block of Mitchell Road. Investigation continues.
  • 2:47 PM, officer called to the 300 block of Cherry Street for an animal at large. Animal owner was contacted and advised of the city ordinance.
  • 6:50 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 7:03 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on the 900 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.

    9:34 PM, officer called to Trenton and Mechanic Street to a report of a suspicious person. No suspicious persons were located.
  • 10:31 PM, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Clay Street.
  • 10:54 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Clay and Cherry Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 11:09 PM, officer called to the 100 block of 11th Street for a noise complaint. Officer contacted resident and advised of complaint.

Officers responded to 95 calls for service on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

For Release: 04/22/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
04/19/2019 - 04/21/2019

April 19, 2019:

  • 4:50 AM, officers located an open door to a business in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers cleared the business and contacted the business owner who indicated nothing appeared to be missing.
  • 7:50 AM, officers called to the area of Bryan and Sunset to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle however it was identified and deemed not suspicious.
  • 9:20 AM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 11:10 AM, officer assisted subject with employment fingerprints.
  • 11:15 AM, officers provided a funeral escort for local funeral home.
  • 11:50 AM, officer removed debris from the roadway in the 900 block of Webster.
  • 12:12 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 1000 block of Broadway. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 12:18 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 3200 block of North Washington. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 4:06 PM, officers responded to the 2000 block of Lakeview for a life alert activation. Officers made contact with residence and activation was accidental.
  • 9:17 PM, officers assisted a stranded motorist at US 36 and US 65.
  • 9:20 PM. officer recovered a debit card that had been left in a bank ATM. The card was returned to the owner.
  • 10:13 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 700 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 10:15 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of Calhoun Street. Vehicle was occupied by multiple persons on probation and parole. Officer received consent to search the vehicle and did not find anything of evidentiary value. A positive report was forwarded to the person probation and parole officers. The driver was issued a warning for driving the wrong way on a one way.
  • 10:22 PM, officer was dispatched to Danner Park for a report of a disturbance. No disturbance was located as it was determined the disturbance was individuals utilizing the basketball courts.

Officers responded to 114 calls for service on Friday, April 19, 2019.

April 20, 2019

  • 12:24 AM, officers assisted Caldwell County in attempting to locate an overdue motorist. The motorist was located and advised to return a vehicle.
  • 4:50 AM, officers responded to an intrusion alarm at a business in the 1900 block of North Washington Street. The business was found to be secure and an alarm sensor was found to be defective.
  • 7:13 AM, officers responded to a alarm at a business in the 500 block of North Washington Street. The business was found to be secure and the alarm was accidentally activated.
  • 8:24 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1300 block of Third Street. The driver was issued a warning for speeding.
  • 8:32 AM, officers received a report of fraud at a business in the 600 block of West Business 36. Investigation continues.
  • 8:47 AM, officer received report of animals at large in the 1600 block of Calhoun. Animal Control was contacted and recovered the animals.
  • 10:15 AM, officer conducted a well-being check of a juvenile in the 1600 block of Fair Street. The juvenile was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and charges are pending on a parent for endangering the welfare of a child.
  • 11:14 AM, officer received report of animals at large in the 300 block of East Jackson. The animal owner was contacted and advised of the city ordinance.
  • 12:29 PM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Bridge. Officers advised the disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 12:40 PM, officers received a call about littering at Simpson Park. The matter was referred to the Parks Department.
  • 3:30 PM, officers responded to the 1000 block of Waples regarding a report of trespassing. Several subjects were contacted and trespassed from the property.
  • 4:14 PM, officers received an animal complaint in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street. The animal owner was contacted and advised of the complaint.
  • 4:27 PM, officers received a report of property damage in the 800 block of Jefferson. Investigation continues.
  • 6:12 PM, officer authorized the towing of an illegally parked vehicle in the 600 block of Walnut Street.
  • 6:31 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for improperly displaying license plates.
  • 6:49 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 500 block of Park Lane. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 6:53 PM, officer responded to Danner Park regarding an alleged threat made by an individual who was not present at the park. Officer spoke with several subjects at the park who were aware of the alleged threat and those individuals did not deem the threat credible.
  • 7:13 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 3000 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 7:40 PM, officer recovered property in the 600 block of Walnut Street. The property was returned to the owner.
  • 9:12 PM, officer conducted a well-being check of a subject in the 800 block of Walnut Street. The subject was found to be safe.
  • 9:33 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 9:40 PM, officer recovered a dog in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. The owner was not located and the dog was taken to the animal shelter.
  • 10:01 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 700 block of Clay Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 10:36 PM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Bridge. Alleged parties involved denied the existence of a disturbance.
  • 10:49 PM, officer received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of East Jackson Street. Officer located and identified the vehicle and determined it was not suspicious. The vehicle then left the area.

Officers responded to 85 calls for service on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

April 21, 2019

  • 1:05 AM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 1700 block of north Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 1:20 AM, officer checked on an abandoned vehicle parked at Danner Park.
  • 2:14 AM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 800 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 5:18 AM, officer assisted EMS with a medical call in the 400 block of East Jackson. The resident was transferred to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
  • 12:18 PM, officers called to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street for a report of stealing. Officers arrested Patricia Hikock for stealing. Hikock was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a future court appearance.
  • 1:24 PM, officers conducted a well-being check of a resident in the 1400 block of Cooper Street. The resident was found to be safe.
  • 3:13 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of Trenton Road. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 5:29 PM, officers responded to a report of a child custody issue in the 1400 block of Cooper Street. The dispute was resolved by officers.
  • 6:28 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 10 block of South Washington Street after the officer observed a vehicle change lanes and nearly strike another vehicle. Driver was cited for failing to yield when changing lanes.
  • 6:56 PM, officer assisted a motorist in the 1000 block of Grandview remove bees from their vehicle.
  • 7:14 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for window tint.
  • 7:35 PM, officer conducted traffic stop on vehicle in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for improper display of license plates.
  • 7:43 PM, officer called to the 1100 block of Polk Street and recovered drugs and paraphernalia from a residence. Investigation continues and charges are pending.

News Release
04/18/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

April 18, 2019:

  • 05:53 am, officers responded to the 500 block of Washington Street for a possible break-in. After a short investigation it was determined there was no break in.
  • 08:53 am, officers responded to the elementary school for a minor accident. Subjects involved exchanged information due to the minor damage to the vehicles.
  • 11:01 am., officers responded to the 1200 block of Third street for someone possibly having a medical issue. Officers found the subject to be in good health and was doing fine.
  • 2:45 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of South Washington for a minor accident. Subjects involved exchanged information due to the minor damage to the vehicles.
  • 7:32 pm officers responded to the 200 block of East Bridge Street for a domestic. Officers spoke with two female subjects who had been in a verbal argument. Subjects agreed to separate for the evening.
  • 8:54 pm, officers responded to the 600 block for a possible domestic. Officers were able to determine that it was a fight between two juvenile siblings.
  • 9:18 pm, officers responded to the 500 Park Lane for a stealing. A flat bed trailer had been stolen from the business.

Offices responded to 95 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 04/15/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 04/12/2019 - 04/14/2019

April 12, 2019:

01:53 am, officers responded to the are of Walnut and Polk for suspicious activity. Officers did not locate anyone in the area.

10:09 am, officers responded to the Chillicothe Police Department to speak to a person about a suspicious person. Investigation is to continue.

11:44 am., officers responded to the 200 block of McCormick for a burglary of a storage shed. Further investigation it to continue.

2:49 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Alexander for a possible child neglect. After a short investigation officers determined the child was not in danger but was forwarded to the Division of Family Services and the juvenile office.

3:08 pm officers responded to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a possible violation of a protection order. No violation had occurred.

5:57 pm, officers responded to the area of Polk and Broadway for suspicious activity. A subject fell through a small window cutting his arm. He was transported to the hospital by a family member.

7:01pm, officers responded to the 300 block of South Mitchell for a missing person. The subject had later returned to his home.

01:51 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of 1st Street for a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival the subjects stated no assault had occurred.

10:05 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Cherry Street for a check well-being. The subject was taken to the Hedrick medical Center for a medical evaluation.

10:23 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Sunset for a house fire. The scene was turned over to the Chillicothe Fire Department.

Officers responded to 70 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

April 13, 2019

08:16 am officers responded to 600 block of Walnut for a stealing case. Officers are continuing investigation in this case.

4:49 pm officers responded to the 800 block for a possible verbal domestic. There was no domestic the subjects were just talking loud.

10:26 pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Broadway for a possible disturbance. Officers were able to have the subjects come to a civil agreement.

10:59 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of south Washington Street for a domestic assault. After a short investigation no assault had occurred.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

April 14, 2019

6:17 am, officers responded to the 1400 block of Broadway for suspicious activity. No suspicious activity was located.

11:47 am, officer recovered property in the 600 block of Washington Street. The property was returned to the owner.

12:46 pm, officer provided funeral escort for local funeral home.

2:05 pm, officers arrested Justin Lycan in the 600 in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Macon County, Missouri warrant for failing to appear on a charge of operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner. Lycan was unable to post the required bond and was turned over to the Macon County Sheriff’s Department.

4:59 pm, officer responded to an outdoor fire in the 400 block of Wilson. Officer advised resident of burn ban and fire was extinguished.

5:04 pm, officer responded to a possible structure fire in the 25 block of Herriman. The fire was extinguished by the CDES and minimal damage was reported.

6:21 pm, officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of South Washington Street to a report of a person that would not leave the business. The subject had left prior to officer arrival.

7:49 pm, officer conducted well being check of subject in the 300 block of Clay Street. The subject was found to be safe.

8:58 pm, officer responded to a report of a suspicious person outside a business in the 500 block of South Washington Street. A person was located and found to not be suspicious.

9:22 pm, officer responded to a noise complaint in the 600 block of Dickinson Street.

11:28 pm, officers responded to the 10 block of Second Street to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle. A vehicle was found to be damaged by fire. Investigation continues.

Officers responded to 42 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
04/08/2019
Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

April 8, 2019:

  • 12:08 am, officers responded to the 1500 block of Locust for a domestic assault. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 06:44 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Webster Street for a verbal disturbance. Officers were able to have the subjects come to a civil agreement.
  • 08:56 am., officers responded to the 100 block of Montgomery Street for a burglary report. Officers took a report of a storage unit that had been broken into and several items stolen. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 10:17 am, officers responded to the 1500 block of Calhoun for an assault. Officers took an assault report that will be filed with the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 11:39 am officers responded to the 1400 block of Jackson for a stealing report. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 11:40 am, officers responded to the area of North 65 Highway and Harvest Drive for a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported and vehicles only sustained minor damage.
  • 12:22 pm, officers responded to the 1300 block of Washington for a leaving the scene accident. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 01:51 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of 1st Street for a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival the subjects stated no assault had occurred.
  • 02:06 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Park Lane for a fire in the wooded area behind the building. The fire department had arrived and extinguished the fire.
  • 06:30 pm, officers responded to the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive for a domestic assault. Officers arrested the male suspect who was fully processed and taken to the Daviess DeKalb jail were he was placed on a 24-hour hold.
  • 07:03 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Burnham Road for a well-being check. Everyone was good.
  • 7:15 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Graves Street for a well-being check. Officers could not locate the subject in question.

Offices responded to 112 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 04/08/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 04/07/2019

  • 12:22 AM, officers called to the 300 block of Mansur for a report of a disturbance. The party that caused the disturbance had left prior to officer arrival. No further disturbances occurred.
  • 10:03 AM, officer received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The victim reported losing a wallet in the parking lot of the business. Video surveillance caught the incident and the suspect was located, arrested, processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a future court appearance.
  • 12:07 PM, officers arrested a subject in the 200 block of Graves Street on 2 Livingston County warrants, one for a probation violation and the other for forgery. The subject was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 12:42 PM, officer assisted a motorist who had ran out of gas at Washington Street and Clay Street.
  • 12:46 PM, officer assisted with debris removal from Bus. 36 near US 65.
  • 2:26 PM, officers responded to a neighbor dispute in the 1700 block of Derringer. The neighbors were advised of their remedies.
  • 5:44 PM, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of East Jackson Street. Officers advised the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 6:59 PM, officers called to a business in the 1300 block of North Washington to a report of people smoking marijuana. Subjects were located and nothing of evidentiary value was located.
  • 7:50 PM, officer received a complaint of noise in the area of Bel Air Drive. It was discovered to be a family gathering and the noise level was lessened.
  • 8:25 PM, officer spoke with subjects in the 600 block of Walnut Street regarding a possible theft.
  • 8:56 PM, officers called to the area of Woodrow and Rosewood for a disturbance occurring in a motor vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and occupants and discovered a verbal domestic disturbance had occurred. One of the parties was cited for failing to register a motor vehicle and no insurance.
  • 9:44 PM, officers received a report of harassment in the 600 block of JFK. No harassment was occurring and officer resolved further issues.
  • 10:26 PM, officers responded to a disturbance at a hotel in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested 2 subjects for peace disturbance and trespassing. Both subjects were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 11:00 PM, officer received a noise complaint on Gale Street. Officer was unable to locate the reported complaint.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

For Release: 04/07/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 04/06/2019

  • 12:15 AM, officers called to a business in the 600 block of West Business 36 to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle. The subject had left the area prior to officers arrival.
  • 1:50 AM, officers called to a two-vehicle injury accident on Washington Street at Third Street. Officers reported an eastbound vehicle failed to yield the right of way and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle causing a collision. A passenger in one of the vehicles was transported to Hedrick Medical for treatment of injuries.
  • 7:00 AM, officers provided an escort for a 5K Run.
  • 7:36 AM, officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of Sunset. Investigation continues.
  • 9:32 AM, officers called to Hickory Drive for an animal complaint. Officer spoke to animal owner about the complaint.
  • 9:51 AM, officer received call of C&I vehicle in the area of Broadway and Webster Street. Officer was unable to locate vehicle.
  • 10:12 AM, officers called to station reference custody dispute. Dispute was resolved and child was returned to proper guardian.
  • 11:46 AM, officer called to 1500 block of Lambert for trespassing. Officer advised subject of complaint and subject immediately left property.
  • 11:54 AM, officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of East Jackson Street. Investigation continues.
  • 12:13 PM, officers called to the area of the 1500 block of Maples for smoke in the area. Smoke was discovered to be from a burning leaf pile.
  • 12:53 PM, officer called to the 600 block of West Business 36 to a report of a C&I vehicle. Officer located the vehicle at a business, contacted owner, and provided owner ride to his residence.
  • 3:19 PM, officer received a parking complaint in the 200 block of Hillcrest. Officer contacted vehicle owner and advised of complaint. Owner moved vehicle.
  • 4:19 PM, officers called to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Polk. As a result of the investigation, a male subject was taken into custody for domestic assault. The subject was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 5:38 PM, officer called to the 400 block of Grandview regarding a dog running at large. Officer located dog but was unable to locate owner. Dog was taken to animal shelter.
  • 6:57 PM, officer received a call of a C&I vehicle in the 400 block of Cherry. Vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 11:13 PM, officers received a report of a juvenile riding in the back of a truck in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. Officers were unable to located reported vehicle.

Officers conducted 7 traffic enforcement stops and issued 2 citations for various traffic offenses.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

News Release
03/30/2019
Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

March 30, 2019:

  • 03:38 am, officers responded to the area 2799 N. Washington for a disturbance. Officers were able to calm the patient.
  • 07:27 am, officers responded to the 220 W. Business 36 Highway for a private property accident. Those involved exchanged information due to the minor damage. No report was needed.
  • 02:25 pm., officers responded to the 1400 block of Clay for a verbal disturbance. Officers were able to resolve the issue peacefully.
  • 7:32 pm, officers responded to the 1200 block of McVey for a noise disturbance. Officers could not locate any loud music coming from the area.
  • 10:05 pm officers responded to the 300 block of W. Business 36 Highway for an assault. Officers arrested a white female for assault 2nd degree. She was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Jail were she was placed on a 24-hour hold.
  • 22:41 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Clay for a drug offence. Officers arrested a subject for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Officers responded to 74 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
03/29/2019
Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

March 29, 2019:

  • 11:00 am, officers responded to the area of 65 HWY and State Hwy 190 to check on a pedestrian. She was given a ride to her residence by officers.
  • 17:14 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Locust Street to explain how to obtain an ex-parte order of protection.
  • 09:37 a.m., officers responded to the area of Mitchell Ave. for a narcotics device found in the roadway. Officers collected the device and destroyed it.
  • 19:33 pm, officers attempted to serve several warrants around the city. No one has been located at this time.
  • 20:24 pm officers responded to the 100 block of east second street to assist medical with a subject who had electrocuted himself.
  • 22:41 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Clay for a drug offence. Officers arrested a subject for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Offices responded to 99 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
03/26/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

March 26, 2019:

  • 07:15 am, officers responded to the 400 block of Business 36 Highway for a business alarm. It was determined the alarm was accidental.
  • 09:30 am, officers responded to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a juvenile incident. The juvenile was placed under arrest and transported to a juvenile detention center.
  • 09:37 a.m., officers responded to the area of Mitchell Ave. for a narcotics device found in the roadway. Officers collected the device and destroyed it.
  • 12:37 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of Elm Street for a forgery. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 12:47 pm officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington for a business alarm. It was determined the alarm was false.
  • 01:41 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of South Washington an arrested Loren Tripp for a Livingston County Probation Warrant. Loren was transported to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:12 pm officers responded to the 400 block of Webster for a possible driver under the influence of narcotics. Officers made contact with the subject who was not under the influence at that time.
  • 6:18 pm officers responded to the officers responded to the 500 block Saint Louis Street for a Leaving the Scene accident. Investigation is to continue in this case.

Offices responded to 114 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 03/26/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release


Monday, March 25:

  • At approximately 3:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 200 block of Jackson St. The responsible person was contacted and turned down the music.
  • At approximately 7:27 a.m., officers assisted animal control in the 1100 block of Olive St. with removing a dog at the owner's request.
  • At approximately 7:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a low flying helicopter in the 100 block of Trenton Rd. The helicopter was conducting tree trimming.
  • At approximately 8:01 a.m., officers were dispatched to a child custody complaint in the 1200 block of Webster St. The parent was advised of options.
  • At approximately 8:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 hang-up in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Officers did not discover an emergency.
  • At approximately 12:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to two dogs running-at-large in the 400 block of Walnut St. The owner was contacted, and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 12:38 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a family member and property rights at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 1:53 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a property dispute in the 1400 block of Jackson St.
  • At approximately 1:55 p.m., School Resource Officer handled a juvenile incident in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave.
  • At approximately 2:10 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to possible peace disturbance. The incident was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 2:28 p.m., officers continued an investigation in Trenton, MO.
  • At approximately 3:04 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible fraud/scam at the Police Department. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 3:06 p.m., officers took a report of forgery and stealing in the 600 block of Chicago Ave. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 3:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to an illegal burn in the 200 block of Clay St. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 3:26 p.m., officers recovered property in the 500 block of Jackson St. The property was properly disposed.
  • At approximately 4:00 p.m., officers took a report of forgery in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury crash in the 700 block of Webster St. Both parties agreed to exchange information.
  • At approximately 5:07 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1300 block of Third St.
  • At approximately 5:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to a group of four to five males fighting in the area of Danner Park. Officers were advised they were just messing around on the basketball court.
  • At approximately 6:02 p.m., officers arrested Sierra Rose Copsey on an active arrest warrants out of Livingston County for failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to wear seatbelt in the 600 block of Walnut St. Copsey was processed at the Police Department. She posted bond and was released.
  • At approximately 7:28 p.m., officers assisted a motorist in the area of S. Washington St. and Green St.
  • At approximately 7:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person who had been assaulted in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:35 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 10 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 8:58 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 400 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 9:07 p.m., officers took a report of harassment in the 10 block of Eleventh St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 9:22 p.m., officers took a report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Springhill St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:16 p.m., officers observed suspicious activity at a business in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. Officers discovered the person was there working.
  • At approximately 11:18 p.m., officers observed suspicious activity at a business in the 600 block of S. Washington St. Officers contacted an employee and everything was okay.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 124 calls for service on Monday, March 25, 2019.

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 03/25/19
Police Chief Jon Maples #19

On March 22, 2019, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's office began a drug investigation in the 300 block of Clay Street. Officers seized drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug distribution from a resident of the home and arrested a 30-year-old male on a parole warrant. Later that night, officers completed a lengthy drug investigation and obtained a Livingston County Search Warrant. Members of the Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol teamed up to serve a search warrant at 200 Conn St., Chillicothe, MO. Officers arrested three individuals for drug distribution and two individuals for drug possession, and seized approximately 40 g of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers also worked with children's division to get a minor child out of the residence and away from this type of activity. These individuals were transported to the Daviess DeKalb County Jail and forming charged in the Livingston County Courts.

We would to thank citizens for reporting illegal or suspicious activity when they see it. We would also like to thank Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren and Livingston County Associate Judge Michael Leamer. We would also like to mention LCSO Deputy Zaki. He was an instrumental part of this investigation. Zaki was a tremendous help during the search warrant. I think he deserves an extra toy or bone this week. I also want to tell you how proud I am of a couple things. One, how officers worked as a team during this investigation and also how the different agencies worked as a team to be proactive and working together in making a better environment for our community.

For Release: 03/25/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 03/24/2019

  • 1:41 AM, officers received a call to check the well-being of a Chillicothe resident. Upon attempting to locate the subject, it was discovered the subject was in another jurisdiction. The proper agency was notified.
  • 12:33 PM, officers assisted a motorist in the 400 block of Locust Street.
  • 2:19 PM, officers received an animal complaint in the 2300 block of Thompson. The call was referred to animal control.
  • 3:16 PM, officers received an animal complaint in the 400 block of East Jackson Street. Animal control was notified of the issue.
  • 1:46 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 800 block of Green Street. The driver was issued warning for improper registration.
  • 4:14 PM, officers called to a private property accident in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. Drivers exchanged information and no report was needed.
  • 5:34 PM, officers received a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Third Street. Investigation continues.
  • 6:59 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 900 block of Bryan Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 7:38 PM, officers conducted follow-up property damage investigation in the 1300 block of Third Street.
  • 7:49 PM, officers received a report of a sex offense involving a child in the 400 block of St. Louis Street. Investigation continues.
  • 10:00 PM, officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services on a medical call in the 600 block of Commercial Street. A subject was transported to Hedrick Medical and later to Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph for further treatment.

Officers conducted several business checks and follow-up investigations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 50 calls for service on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

For Release: 03/21/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Special News Release

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at approximately 7:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. A vehicle driven by Allen W. Eakins was attempting to pull from a private drive to travel North on N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Geraldine W. Huston was traveling South on N. Washington Street. Eakins pulled into the path of Huston and collided with Huston's vehicle blocking Northbound traffic. Huston complained of head, neck, and chest pain and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Eakins did not complain of any injuries. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Livingston County Sheriff's office, and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, and both vehicles were towed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

For Release: 03/20/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release


Tuesday, March 19

  • At approximately 4:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to a person who stated they were taken against their will in the 2600 block of N. Washington St. Officers contacted the victim, who was safe. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:03 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the area of Highland St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 9:28 a.m., officers arrested Jesse Lee Reeter on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for fail to obey judge's order, in the 1400 block of Clay St. Reeter was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post bond and was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 10:20 a.m., officers arrested Julia Anne Livengood on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 600 block of Walnut St. She was processed at the Police Department and released on bond.
  • At approximately 10:32 a.m., officers investigated a report of child abuse with the assistance of the Livingston County Children's Division in the 1200 block of Green St. There was no abuse discovered and the case was closed.
  • At approximately 11:21 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Easton St.
  • At approximately 12:22 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 2:12 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check on two small children in the 200 block of E. Polk St. Officers contacted the responsible adults and the incident was resolved.
  • At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1600 block of Rosewood Ln.
  • At approximately 2:54 p.m., officers assisted Code Enforcement in the 100 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 2:58 p.m., officers assisted Code Enforcement in the 200 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 3:27 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 100 block of Garr Field Ave.
  • At approximately 3:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible child left unattended in the Chadwick Plaza area. The child was not unattended there was an adult in the vehicle.
  • At approximately 3:50 p.m., officers were notified of a child who had not been picked up by a parent in the 900 block of Coach K Rd. An adult contacted the Police Department and advised they would pick up the child.
  • At approximately 4:04 p.m., officers checked on a possible vehicle crash in the area of Polk St. and N. Washington St. There was no crash.
  • At approximately 4:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Webster St. The incident was determined to verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 6:18 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1000 block of Graves St. The person was found to be okay.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 81 calls for service on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

For Release: 03/19/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 03/18/2019

  • 12:43 AM, officers called to a business in the 800 block of West Business 36 to a report of a suspicious person. Officers located and identified the subject and advised the subject of the business hours. The subject subsequently left the area.
  • 7:18 AM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 1000 block of Broadway. Driver was issued warning for improper display of license plate.
  • 7:47 AM, officers called to a business parking lot at a local golf course to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Parties involved in the accident exchanged information and did not need a report.
  • 8:29 AM, officers assisted with the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a residential structure fire in the 400 block of Paul Street.
  • 9:06 AM, officer received call of abandoned vehicle at a business in the 500 block of Park Lane. Officer contacted owner of the vehicle and made arrangements to have vehicle removed.
  • 9:42 AM, officer conducted traffic stop on US 65 at Coach K Road. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 11:24 AM, officers called to the 600 block of Grandview to a report of a dog at large. The owner of the dog was located and the dog was secured.
  • 12:32 PM, officers arrested subject in the 600 block of Walnut Street on Chillicothe Municipal Warrants for driving while suspended/revoked and no insurance. Subject was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 3:00 PM, officers received a report of property damage in the 400 block of JFK. Investigation continues.
  • 3:49 PM, officers, with assistant of MSHP, assisted a stranded motorist by pushing vehicle from roadway to a safe location.
  • 4:48 PM, officers assisted animal control with a call of animal neglect in the 200 block of East Bridge. No neglect was found.
  • 5:57 PM, officer called to a parking complaint in the 700 block of Calhoun. Officer made contact with owner of vehicle and vehicle was moved to a proper location.
  • 6:34 PM, officers conducted well being check of subject in the 300 block of Webster Street. The resident was found to be safe.
  • 7:09 PM, officer called to the 400 block of Calhoun Street for an illegal burn. Officer advised the burn was legal in nature.
  • 7:22 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of South Washington Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle and no insurance.
  • 7:44 PM, officers conducted well being check in the 400 block of Herriman. The resident was found to be safe.
  • 8:43 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 10 block of South Washington Street. Driver was cited for operating a vehicle without insurance.
  • 9:22 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington and Park Lane. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 9:32 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of North Washington. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 9:36 PM, officers and Livingston County Deputy conducted child abuse investigation which occurred at an unknown location in Livingston County. Investigation continues.
  • 10:18 PM, officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1100 block of Olive. The incident was determined to be a neighbor dispute and the issue was resolved.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on Monday, March 18, 2019.

News Release
03/12/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

March 12, 2019:

  • 12:02 am, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a verbal disturbance. Officers made contact with two female and two male subjects. One female and male who are in a domestic relation ship had been arguing and the male subject had threatened to harm himself. He was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.
  • 12:23 am, officers responded to the 300 block of Dickenson Street for a physical domestic. One male subject was arrested for domestic assault and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.
  • 12:33 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block for a stealing. After a short investigation it was determined that the issue was a civil issue. The subjects involved were given there options on how to handle the situation.
  • 01:37pm, officers responded to the 300 block of Jackson Street for a harassment complaint. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 2:40 pm officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington for a disturbance. Officers made contact with the subjects involved. It was determined they were arguing about a close call accident. They were told to leave the area.
  • 2:43 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a stealing that had occurred. Officers were able to recognize the subjects involved and will be getting a warrant issued.
  • 6:40 pm officers responded to the 700 block of Elm Street, for some abandon property that had been left in front of the business. Officers searched through the small bag that had been left to identify the owner of the bag. No identification was found but several narcotics devices were located and properly destroyed. It was left by an unknown person.
  • 11:50 pm officers responded to the 900 block of 3rd Street for dogs fighting. The owners of the dogs said that neither dog was injured in the fight. One person was walking his dog and it got away from him and began fighting with a dog in a back yard. Both owners agreed to handle the issue between themselves.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
03/11/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

March 11, 2019:

  • 09:07am, officers responded to the 100 block of Church Street for a private property accident. Due to the minor damage and the accident being on private property the subject involved in the accident exchanged information and no report was taken.
  • 08:30 am, officers responded to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a disturbance. Officers investigated the disturbance and found that it was a verbal argument. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 10:05 am., officers responded to the 700 block of Elm for a verbal disturbance. The male subject causing the disturbance was asked not to return to the place of business.
  • 10:21am, officers responded to the 100 block of Clay Street for a child custody dispute. Officers were able to have the subjects come to an agreement.
  • 12:41 pm officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington Street for the use of counterfeit money. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 5:30 pm officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street for an animal complaint. Officers determined that two dogs had been fighting and one had bit the other. The owners of the K-9S came to a verbal agreement about the dog's vet bills for the bite.
  • 3:12 pm officers responded to the 1100 block of Jackson Street for a verbal disturbance. Officers were able to resolve the issue between the subjects.

Offices responded to 114 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 03/11/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 03/10/2019

  • 3:16 AM, officers responded to a business intrusion alarm in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers found an unsecured door but did not find anyone inside the business. The business was secured.
  • 8:01 AM, officers received a report of an illegally parked vehicle on private business property in the 600 block of St. Louis. Officers advised the property owner of property owner's rights to have the vehicle removed at vehicle owner's expense.
  • 9:28 AM, officer conducted well-being check of subject near Danner Park. Officer found the subject had walked away from a local nursing home. Subject was returned to nursing home.
  • 1:19 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of Locust Street. Driver was issues warning for expired registration.
  • 2:51 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 3000 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 4:59 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 5:08 PM, officers received a report of suspicious subjects in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Locust Street. The subjects were contacted, identified, and were found to not be suspicious.
  • 6:50 PM, officer received a call of illegal dumping in the 500 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.
  • 6:56 PM, officers received information of possible threat to employees of local business. Officers contacted employees at the business, as well as the subject who made the threat, and determined there was no actual threat.
  • 7:01 PM, officers responded to a report of possible trespassing in the 600 block of Elmdale. No trespassers were located.
  • 7:37 PM, officers were called to a city park for child that had been locked inside a vehicle. Officers contacted local vehicle locksmith to assist in unlocking the vehicle for the parent.
  • 8:16 PM, officers called to the 1400 block of Clay Street to a report of suspicious activity. After canvassing the area, no suspicious activity was observed.
  • 8:39 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of South Washington Street. The driver was cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 49 calls for service on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

News Release
03/06/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider Shift Supervisor

March 6, 2019:

  • 08:30 am, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street and arrested Jeremiah Horton for an outstanding traffic warrant. He posted the $150.00 bond and was released with a new court date.
  • 12:15 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Corporate Drive for a false report of a fire.
  • 02:35 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for private property accident. No report was taken due to the minor damage and the accident was on private property.
  • 06:07pm, officers responded to the area of Park Avenue for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was not located in the area.
  • 08:21 pm officers responded to the 500 block of Corporate Drive for another call of a fire. The report was another false report.
  • 09:14pm officers responded to the 1000 block of Dickinson Street for an Ex-Parte violation. The suspect was no longer at the residence; further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 11:54pm officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a truck on fire. This again was another false fire report. Investigation in this case will continue for making a false report and misuse of 911.

Offices responded to 120 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

For Release: 03/06/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 03/05/2019

  • 1:09 AM, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Clay Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made. Parties separated for the remainder of the evening.
  • 3:49 AM, officers responded to a disturbance in the 10 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrested a male for trespassing. The male was transported to the police department, cited, and released.
  • 6:26 AM, officers called to the 300 block of Liberia to a report of dogs running at large. Dog owners were contacted and advised of the violation.
  • 7:30 AM, officers received call of vehicle being driven in a careless manner. Officers located vehicle and observed vehicle to be traveling appropriately.
  • 7:50 AM, officer received parking complaint in the 800 block of Vine. Officer contacted vehicle owner and advised of parking violation. Owner moved vehicle to proper parking location.
  • 1:05 PM, officers conducted wellbeing check on subject in the 700 block of Missouri. Subject was found to be safe.
  • 1:31 PM, officers arrested James Garthwaite in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation and Parole warrant. Garthwaite was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 1:50 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 2500 block of North Washington. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 4:31 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 200 block of Vine Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 5:35 PM, officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of West Business 36. Officers contacted the subjects and diffused the disturbance. The subjects were advised to leave the business's property.
  • 5:51 PM, officers responded to a report of theft in the 800 block of Elm Street. Officers contacted a subject and it was determined no theft had occurred.
  • 7:18 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of Polk Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding and citation for no insurance.
  • 8:41 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 8:45 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of Jackson Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 8:48 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 800 block of Webster Street. Driver was cited for expired registration.
  • 11:25 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 10 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment and citation for no insurance.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 97 calls for service on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

For Release: 03/05/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 03/04/2019

  • 2:18 AM, officers responded to a burglary alarm at a business in the 2800 block of Grand Drive. The business was found to be secure and the activation is believed to be weather related.
  • 7:15 AM, officer conducted follow-up to a theft investigation at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
  • 9:40 AM, officers responded to dispute at a business in the 500 block of West Business 36. The dispute was over billing and the complainant was advised the matter was civil in nature.
  • 10:39 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 600 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for failing to properly display license plates.
  • 11:50 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 1:20 PM, officers provided funeral escort to local funeral home.
  • 3:00 PM, officer responded to 1100 block of Third for noise complaint. Officer located vehicle being complained on and advised owner of complaint.
  • 4:05 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 200 block of Locust Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 4:20 PM, officers received a report of child abuse in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. This investigation continues.
  • 7:27 PM, officer checked on suspicious subjects in Danner Park. The subjects were identified and were found to be fine.
  • 8:00 PM, officers received a report of careless driving in the 1800 block of Polk Street. Officers located the vehicle and found the driver to be safe.
  • 8:00 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of Polk Street. Officer issued driver warning for defective equipment.
  • 8:14 PM, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with a hotline call in the 100 block of Asher Street. The report was deemed unfounded.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on Monday, March 4, 2019.

For Release: 02/28/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 02/27/2019

  • 7:26 AM, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and Mohawk Road. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Robert Street attempted to make a right turn and slid on the icy roadway and struck a yield sign and became high centered on the post. Streeter was arrested for driving while suspended. The vehicle was towed from the scene due to damage. Streeter was processed at the police department, cited, and released.
  • 8:30 AM, officers conducted a traffic stop at Washington and Clay. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 9:49 AM, officers responded to a business in the 600 block of Washington Street reference a possible internet scam.
  • 10:26 AM, officers conducted traffic stop at Third and Slack. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 10:32 AM, officers conducted traffic stop at Second and Brunswick. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 11:10 AM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 900 block of South Washington Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 11:40 AM, officers provided funeral escort for local funeral home.
  • 11:44 AM, officers arrested Lainee Kimmis in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a State of Missouri Probation and Parole warrant. Kimmis was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on the no bond warrant.
  • 3:00 PM, officers responded to the 100 block of Virginia Avenue to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 5:23 PM, officers responded to he 600 block of JFK to a report of a suspicious activity. Individuals were contacted and identified. No criminal activity was observed.
  • 8:11 PM, officers reported to a report of an assault in the 500 block of Orchard. Upon arrival, one of the parties had left the scene and was shortly after located. Both individuals gave conflicting statements, stated they did not wish to seek charges on the other party, therefore no arrests were made, however information was forwarded to the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.
  • 9:45 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

News Release
02/26/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

February 26, 2019

  • 12:42 am, officers arrested Jacob Slattery for driving while intoxicated. He processed and released with Municipal Citations.
  • 01:07 am, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street to recover narcotics that had been found. The narcotics were recovered and properly destroyed.
  • 07:54 a.m., officers responded to 300 block of Business 36 Highway for a tractor trailer that lost its trailer. The trailer and tractor trailer were towed from the scene.
  • 08:25 am, officers responded to the 1400 block of Bryan Street for to assist Division of Family Services with a well-being check.
  • 11:29 am, officers responded to the 100 block of South Washington and arrested Jacob Slattery for a probation and parole warrant. He was fully processed and transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:54 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Park Lane for a possible burglary. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 8:07 Pm, officers responded to the 1300 block of Locust for a well-being check. The resident was found to be deceased from natural causes.
  • 10:18 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of South Washington for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival it was determined that the alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.

Officers responded to 106 calls for service, numerous traffic stops, and building security checks.

News Release
02/25/2019
Off. Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

February 25, 2019

  • 12:37 am, officers responded to the area of Polk St. and Broadway for a suspicious person who ran from the area. Subject was not located.
  • 06:59 am, officers responded to 900 block of Dickenson for a person possibly having a holstered gun. Officers located a subject who had a cell phone holder.
  • 08:47 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Webster St. for a non-injury accident. Report was completed.
  • 08:54 am, officers responded to the 700 block of Elm Street for a possible stealing. The business did not wish to pursue charges for stealing.
  • 10:00 am, officers responded to the 900 block of Easton Street for a burglary. Officers took a report of the break in where several items had been stolen. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 3:09 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut Street for an assault. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that he was assaulted by a co-worker while at work. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 10:11 pm, officers responded to the 1300 block of Miller Street for a domestic assault. Officers arrested William Harvey for domestic assault. Harvey was transported to the Chillicothe Police Station where he was fully processed and placed on a 24-hour hold investigation.

Officers responded to 118 calls for service, numerous traffic stops, and building security checks.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 02/25/19

For Date: 02/23/19

  • 1:44am, officers were dispatched to a report of a barking dog disturbing the peace in the 400 block of Wise Street. Officers contacted the dog's owner and the dog was taken inside.
  • 10:29am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street.
  • 11:40am, officers conducted a funeral escort.
  • 12:03pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1500 block of Webster Street.
  • 12:38pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a park bench at Gravesville Park. Officers identified the Juvenile suspect and it was agreed that the juvenile and his father would repair the damage.
  • 12:39pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Washington Street. Officers contacted the person and there was no illegal activity.
  • 1:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle on a business parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers made contact with the occupant of the vehicle and there was no illegal activity observed.
  • 1:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a female laying in the street on Washington Street between Webster and Jackson Street. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the female.
  • 2:48pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stalled vehicle on Washington Street near Park Lane.
  • 3:28pm, officers took a walk-in report at the Police Department of an incident of possible child abuse/neglect. The incident remains under investigation and the child has been place temporarily with another family member until the investigation is complete.
  • 3:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an elderly female being scammed by a coin company. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 4:35pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of Jackson Street.
  • 5:26pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury crash at Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Charles Pfaff was southbound on Washington St. in the inside lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jimmy Lester was eastbound on Green Street and attempted to make a turn to go north onto Washington St. The Lester vehicle pulled into the path of the Pfaff vehicle and they collided causing extensive damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Peery's Towing. Lester was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.
  • 9:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible domestic disturbance in the 300 block of W. Bus. Hwy 36. Officers determined that a male was arguing with his girlfriend over the phone and there was no physical disturbance. The male was advised to stop yelling and disturbing the peace of others.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 67 calls for service.

02/24/19

  • 2:15pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 1000 block of Washington. The alarm was determined to be weather related. The building was checked and the alarm was reset.
  • 7:57am, officers were dispatched to a report of a road sign in the roadway at Mitchell Ave. and US 36 Hwy. Officers removed the sign from the roadway and contacted the State Highway Dept. The sign was apparently damaged from the high wind.
  • 9:32am, officers were dispatched to a report of two dogs running at large in the 1300 block of Jackson Street. Animal Control was also dispatched.
  • 10:29am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of Green in reference to a small child calling 9-1-1 repeatedly. The parents were contacted and officers have been called to the same residence numerous times. Officers issued the parents Municipal Citations as they had been warned on numerous occasions.
  • 10:41am, officers were dispatched to a local motel in reference to housekeeping locating an illegal substance left in a room after the occupants had checked out. Officers took possession of a small amount of marijuana and the incident remains under investigation.
  • 11:03am, officers were dispatched to the Washington Street overpass in reference to a dog on the bridge. Officers were able to catch the dog and transport him to the animal shelter.
  • 12:07pm, officers were dispatched with the Livingston County Children's Division to a Hotline report of possible child abuse/neglect in the 1200 block of Jamison Street and the 1400 block of Bryan Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 12:57pm, officers responded with the Fire Department to the YMCA in reference to a report of an electrical burning odor. There was no fire located.
  • 3:22pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the back yard of a residence in the area of Dickinson and Polk St. There was also a Livingston County Deputy in the area who located the suspect. The person was found to have an active warrant from the City of Cameron Mo. The deputy transported the person to Cameron as Cameron would not extradite and there had been several different calls concerning the person's activity.
  • 7:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a panic alarm on the back door of a business activating. Officers searched the business and the area and were unable to locate anyone who may have activated the door by opening it. Officers were called back to the business a short time later to reassure that there was no one in the building before the employees locked up and escorted the employees to their vehicles.
  • 8:31pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Highland. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made. Officers determined that the female was intoxicated and was unable to take care of two small children after the male leaves the residence. Officers contacted another family member to take temporary custody of the children and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division Hotline.
  • 9:12pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog barking for several hours in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers contacted the dog's owner and was advised of the complaint and possible charges for allowing the dog to disturb neighbors.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 59 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 02/23/19

For Date: 02/22/19

  • 2:12am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident on Springhill Road. The resident was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 9:52am, officers were dispatched to a report of a neighbor being loud and disturbing the peace in the 1400 block of Dorney Drive. The issue was resolved.
  • 11:09am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of 15th Street. The resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 11:34am, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 1:39pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1000 block of Dickinson St. Officers determined that the resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 2:12pm, officers were dispatched to the Chillicothe Correctional Center in reference to a visitor that was in possession of illegal narcotics and attempting to deliver them to an inmate. Officers arrested Lee Edward Vonthun for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Vonthun was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional jail by a Chillicothe Police officer.
  • 3:11pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Chicago. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 4:01pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 500 block of Webster Street.
  • 4:39pm, officers arrested Dale Marvin Barker in the 300 block of Business 36 on a Livingston County Warrant charging him with 1st degree assault, promoting a sexual performance by a child, and domestic assault. Barker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail after being unable to post the $150,000.00 cash bond.
  • 4:51pm, officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of North Washington Street in reference to a report of a wallet and contents being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked and unoccupied.
  • 5:53pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Monroe Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 7:16pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1200 block of Clay Street. The resident was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 9:19pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to a suspicious male loitering that was asked to leave the property but remained in the parking lot. Officers contacted the male and at the request of the business, the male was escorted off the property.
  • 10:43pm, officers made contact with the occupants of a vehicle that was parked on the Danner Park parking lot after hours. The occupants were advised to leave the park.

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

For Release: 02/18/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Friday, February 15

  • At approximately 9:01 a.m., officers provided a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 09:30 a.m., officers provided a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 10:21 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:41 a.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:58 a.m., officers checked on a possible abandoned vehicle in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 11:00 a.m., officers checked on a possible abandoned vehicle at Simpson Park. The owner was contacted.
  • At approximately 11:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 1:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stuck truck tractor in the area of Trenton St. and Mechanic St. The vehicle was gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of N. Washington St. A former employee was angry about the loss of employment. The person left without incident.
  • At approximately 6:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the area of Bryan St. and Monroe St. The vehicle owner was contacted.
  • At approximately 6:20 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody.
  • At approximately 9:42 p.m., officers arrested Jared Allen Johnson for operate a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended and failure to stop at stop sign. He was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 11:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stolen vehicle in the 500 block of E. Bus. 36 Hwy. The investigation is on-going.

Saturday, February 16

  • At approximately 12:30 a.m., officers removed debris from the roadway at Bryan St. and N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 6:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Webster St. Officers arrested Joel Tracy Kellison for domestic assault. He was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 7:48 a.m., officers spoke with a business in reference to a parking complaint in the 500 block of N. Washington St. Officers provided information for a resolution.
  • At approximately 9:54 a.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:22 p.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services on a medical call in the 1700 block of Morningside Dr.
  • At approximately 4:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to two smaller children walking in the area of Elm St. and Calhoun St. Officers were unable to locate anyone.
  • At approximately 4:33 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to possible harassment/threats. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:18 p.m., officers located an unsecured building in the 1300 block of Monroe St. A caretaker was contacted, and the building was secured.
  • At approximately 5:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 10 block of Eleventh St.
  • At approximately 7:41 p.m., officers arrested Melinda Dawn Hedrick for operate a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended, failure to register with D.O.R. and failure to maintain financial responsibility following a traffic stop at Jackson St. and Locust St. Hedrick was processed at the Police Department. She was released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 7:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person walking with a backpack and looking in vehicles in the 900 block of Walnut St. The person was gone on arrival.
  • At approximately 10:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person in the 1700 block of Morningside Dr. The person appeared to need medical/mental health assistance and was transported to Hedrick Medical Center.

Sunday, February 17

  • At approximately 2:21 a.m., officers checked on a pedestrian to see if they needed assistance in the area of Broadway St. and Eleventh St. No assistance was needed.
  • At approximately 7:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large on Missouri Ave. The owner was contacted and took possession of the dog.
  • At approximately 7:50 a.m., officers recovered property in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 8:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible missing person in the 900 block of Birch St. Officers discovered the person was not missing and was okay.
  • At approximately 9:03a.m., officers assisted a citizen with property in the 1200 block of Keith Ave.
  • At approximately 10:36 a.m., officers took a report of a sexual assault at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 11:20 a.m., officers assisted a citizen with child custody.
  • At approximately 1:32 p.m., officers attempted to return property to the owner in the 800 block of Sunset Ave. Officers were unable to contact the owner.
  • At approximately 2:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a cat possibly stuck in a tree. It was determined the cat was able to get down by its self.
  • At approximately 3:50 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 300 block of E. Third St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:51 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1400 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 4:56 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a crash in the 1700 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:17 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of Cherry St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:21 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check of a vehicle parked in the same place for approximately one week in the 1000 block of Graves St. The person was not located and the vehicle was empty.
  • At approximately 5:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle possibly passing through the Chillicothe area possibly transporting drugs. The vehicle was not located.
  • At approximately 7:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person who left a medical facility and needed to return property to the facility in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. The person was located, and they returned the property.
  • At approximately 8:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music in the 1200 block of McVey St. Officers made contact and the music was turned down.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 83 calls for service on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 60 calls for service on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 61 calls for service on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 02/11/19

For Date: 02/10/19

  • 6:09am, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a report of a power transformer on a pole sparing in the 1000 block of Graves. The pole and transformer were checked and no issues were found.
  • 9:10am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog at large in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. Animal Control was notified.
  • 9:41am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 600 block of South Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally tripped.
  • 11:09am, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of E. Jackson Street.
  • 12:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Jennings Ave. The incident involved juveniles and the matter was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 7:04pm, officers assisted Carroll County on a recent burglary investigation.
  • 7:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1400 block of Fair Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Christina Lybarger was slowing to turn into a private drive and a vehicle driven by Troy Allee attempted to slow behind her, slid on ice, and struck the Lybarger vehicle in the rear causing moderate damage.
  • 7:17pm, officers recovered a bicycle in the 1400 block of Bryan Street.
  • 7:32pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers contacted the vehicles owners and the vehicles were moved.
  • 7:33pm, officers recovered a used syringe that was found on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of McNally. The syringe was properly disposed of.
  • 7:4pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver in the 600 block of Business 36. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 9:11pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person returning to their vehicle that was parked in the 400 block of Locust Street and discovered that someone had attempted to break into the vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 62 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 02/10/19

For Date: 02/09/19

  • 1:05am, officers conducted a security check at HMC.
  • 1:41am, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 200 block of E. Bridge Street. Officers were unable to locate the disturbance.
  • 6:48am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 100 block of Crescent Drive. The resident was contacted and was not in need of assistance.
  • 8:49am, officers were dispatched with EMS to a residence in the 800 block of St. Louis in reference to an unresponsive person. The resident was found to be deceased from what appeared to be natural causes. The Livingston County Coronor's office was notified.
  • 1:14pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 300 block of Bridge Street.
  • 1:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 600 block of Business Hwy 36. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 8:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle parked on private property without the property owner's consent in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The vehicle's owner was contacted, and the vehicle was moved.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 62 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 02/09/19

For Date: 02/08/19

  • 7:01am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The alarm was accidentally activated.
  • 8:35 am, officers investigated a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Graves and South Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jessica Krause was eastbound on South Street attempting to turn right onto Graves Street when her vehicle slid on ice and struck a vehicle driven by Jeffery Kaiser that was stopped on Graves Street. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.
  • 11:06am, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident at Third and Southwest Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Molly Owens was westbound on Third and attempted to make a left turn onto Southwest Drive. Officers reported that the vehicle slid on ice and struck a sign post causing minor damage.
  • 11:31am, officers were dispatched to Third Street and Southwest Drive for a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Carolyn Dinwiddie was westbound on Third Street and slowed to make a left turn onto Southwest drive. Officers reported that a westbound vehicle driven by Maggie Thomas traveling behind the Dinwiddie vehicle was unable to slow down on the icy pavement and struck the Dinwiddie vehicle in the rear causing minor damage.
  • 11:49am, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1300 block of N. Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 12:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stalled vehicle on Washington Street near Park Lane. The motorist had run out of gasoline and was waiting for help.
  • 12:44pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 10 block of Ryan Lane.
  • 1:16pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that an unknown tractor-trailer unit had struck a light pole on private property causing damage and then left without reporting the incident.
  • 1:17pm, officers were dispatched to an illegal parking complaint in the 1600 block of Springhill Street. The vehicle owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 7:49pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stalled motorist at Ryan Lane and Washington Street. The motorist was in process of making repairs upon officer's arrival.
  • 10:05pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 500 block of Park Lane.

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

For Release: 02/04/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Friday, February 1st

  • At approximately 9:02 a.m., officers arrested Joseph Allen Vargas on an active Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for Failure to Appear in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Vargas was processed at the Police Department where he posted the required bond and was released.
  • At approximately 9:08 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 300 block of E. Bridge St.
  • At approximately 9:35 a.m., officers arrested Nicki Lynn Swank on an active warrant out of Livingston County in the 700 block of Elm St. Swank was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 10:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible stealing in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 12:06 p.m., officers took a report of littering in the 700 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:37 p.m., officers assisted a motorist at Bus. 36 Hwy. and S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:42 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 12:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residential fire alarm in the 1300 block of Monroe St. Officers discovered it to be a false alarm.
  • At approximately 2:08 p.m., officers arrested Kyleigh Elaine Rothmann on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for a probation violation in the 3100 block of Litton Rd. Rothmann was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 2:33 p.m., officers performed a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 4:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible missing juvenile in the 1000 block of Grandview Ave. The child was found safe.
  • At approximately 5:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dispute over property and trespassing in the 100 block of Polk St. Officers arrested Matthew Aaron Case for tampering with a motor vehicle and trespassing. Case was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 6:17 p.m., officers assisted a citizen with questions about a traffic crash.
  • At approximately 6:47 p.m., officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 7:04 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 8:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 500 block of Park Ln. Officers discovered it to be a false alarm.
  • At approximately 8:33 p.m., officers checked on a vehicle alarm in the 1000 block of Webster St.

Saturday, February 2nd

  • At approximately 3:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible deceased person in the 1400 block of McVey St. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Coroner's Office and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 7:48 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Polk St.
  • At approximately 12:10 p.m., officers assisted a motorist at Bryan St. and N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:12 p.m., officers recovered property in the 600 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 12:28 p.m., officers conducted a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 12:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible burglary in the 400 block of Jackson St.
  • At approximately 5:05 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 10 block of Herriman St.
  • At approximately 5:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1500 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers recovered property in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 9:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to someone throwing snow/ice at a vehicle in the 200 block of Cherry St.
  • At approximately 10:13 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd.
  • At approximately 10:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 10:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.

Sunday, February 3rd

  • At approximately 1:07 a.m., officers assisted another agency with a traffic stop.
  • At approximately 1:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to loud music in the area of the 1000 block of Frederick St.
  • At approximately 5:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 6:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 8:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stolen vehicle in the 100 block of Asher St. The vehicle was not stolen.
  • At approximately 9:26 a.m., officers were dispatched to an unknown incident in the 1000 block of Walnut St. Officers discovered there was no criminal activity.
  • At approximately 11:52 a.m., officers assisted a citizen with possible fraud at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 11:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible burglary in the 300 block of Cherry St.
  • At approximately 4:21 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's office in gathering information on a traffic crash which occurred in the county.
  • At approximately 5:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible child abuse in the 1000 block of Locust St. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.
  • At approximately 6:39 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in gathering information about a possible domestic disturbance in the county.
  • At approximately 7:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on Monroe St.
  • At approximately 9:06 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 400 block of Elm St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 82 calls for service on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 78 calls for service on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 60 calls for service on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/28/19

For Date: 01/25/19

  • 1:54 am, officers were dispatched to a commercial business alarm in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers determined that the alarm was accidentally tripped by a delivery truck driver.
  • 1:57 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a resident making threats of self-harm in the 1000 block of Frederick. Officers transported the resident to HMC for treatment and evaluation.
  • 9:07 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 600 block of Business Hwy 36.
  • 9:17 am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of E. Bridge Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 9:27 am, officers assisted with a vehicle slide off due to icy road conditions at Litton Rd and Mohawk.
  • 1:08 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of three dogs running at large in Simpson Park. Animal Control was also dispatched.
  • 2:31 pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1800 block of Borden Street. The resident was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 6:25 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft and forgery from a business in the 1000 block of North Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 9:03pm, officers were dispatched to a complaint of barking dogs disturbing the peace in the 500 block of Peacher Street. The owner was contacted and the dogs were taken inside the residence.
  • 9:08 pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the area of Eleventh and Elmdale Rd. The resident was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 11:56 pm, a resident came to the Police Department to report a theft from his residence. The incident was determined to be a civil issue.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 77 calls for service.

For date 01/26/19:

  • 6:00 am, officers were dispatched to a commercial business burglary alarm in the 400 block of Mitchell Ave. The alarm was accidentally activated by an employee.
  • 10:30 am, officers conducted a funeral escort.
  • 12:37 am, officers were dispatched to a minor car accident on private property in the 300 block of Mitchell Ave. It was determined by the persons involved that they did not need a report.
  • 2:51 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Gale Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 3:09 pm, Kristopher Grasshorn surrendered himself at the Police Department on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. Grasshorn was processed and released with a court date after posting the required bond.
  • 4:08 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Polk Street after the resident heard a noise inside the residence and thought there was an intruder. Officers searched the residence and no one was located.
  • 9:45 pm, officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy on a warrant arrest in the 400 block of South Washington Street.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, business checks and responded to 50 calls for service.

For date 01/27/19:

  • 12:26 am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Walnut Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 9:31 am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of an elderly male walking in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers were unable to locate the male.
  • 9:48 am, officers were contacted by Sedalia Police Department in reference to attempting to locate a local resident to check their well-being. The resident was located and everything found and not in need of any assistance.
  • 2:25 pm, officers spoke with an individual on the phone in reference to a child custody dispute.
  • 3:08 pm, officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 1300 block of Green Street.
  • 4:53 pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Jamison Street.
  • 6:01 pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to shoplifters. Officers arrested Todd and Shannon Buss for stealing. Both were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a 24-hour hold for felony stealing.
  • 11:02 pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 600 block of Calhoun Street. Officers discovered a door had been forced open and someone had entered the business. Officers searched the building and discovered that the suspect had fled prior to officer's arrival. The owner of the business arrived on the scene and secured the building. The owner is in process of conducting an inventory to determined what items had been stolen. Officers also searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 53 calls for service.

For Release: 01/25/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor 
Reference: News Release

Thursday, January 24

  • At approximately 12:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible intruder in the 1700 block of Hickory Dr. Officers discovered the resident was in need of mental health services. A family member was contacted and assisted.
  • At approximately 7:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible motor vehicle crash in the area of Litton Rd. and Mohawk Rd. Officers discovered the vehicle slid off the road.
  • At approximately 8:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of E. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 8:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Oak St.
  • At approximately 10:37 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 300 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 11:05 a.m., officers assisted a motorist stuck in the snow in the 900 block of Broadway St.
  • At approximately 11:37 a.m., officers assisted a motorist in the area of S. Washington St. and U.S. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 12:42 p.m., officers were dispatched a possible harassment in the 300 block of E. Jackson St.
  • At approximately 1:50 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 400 block of Corporate Dr.
  • At approximately 2:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 400 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 2:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to children sledding across the street into Clay Street Park. A parent was contacted and advised of the dangers and to have the children stop sledding across the street.
  • At approximately 3:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 3100 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 3:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol for multiple slide-offs and a traffic crash on U.S. 36 Hwy. at Wheeling.
  • At approximately 3:42 p.m., officers discovered a slide-off on U.S. 36 Hwy. near the Chillicothe Municipal Airport.
  • At approximately 4:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic hazard in the 1000 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 4:29 p.m., officers were dispatched a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of McVey St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 4:54 p.m., officers assisted a citizen in reference to U.S. mail which did not belong to the resident in the 600 block of J.F.K. Ave.
  • At approximately 5:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Springhill Rd. Officers arrested Sarah Rayne Keith for distribution of a controlled substance in a protected area, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers also arrested Eric Richard Hollon and Tammy Rene Woody for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were all processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 6:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible slide-off in the area of E. Polk St. and Missouri Ave.
  • At approximately 9:42 p.m., officers transported prisoners to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 124 calls for service on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

For Release: 01/24/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Wednesday, January 23

  • At approximately 12:55 a.m., officers assisted a motorist in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 1:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible vehicle slide-off on U.S. 36 Hwy. eastbound near the U.S. 65 Hwy. overpass.
  • At approximately 5:14 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1100 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 11:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of E. Jackson St. The incident was determined to verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 12:28 p.m., officers out at the courthouse for required court duties.
  • At approximately 12:32 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1500 block of Fair St.
  • At approximately 12:46 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 900 block of Trenton St.
  • At approximately 1:20 p.m., officers conducted paper service in the 200 block of Liberia St.
  • At approximately 2:59 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Parkview Cir.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., oOfficers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • At approximately 3:51 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 400 block of Locust St.
  • At approximately 4:05 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 10 block of Jennifer Ln.
  • At approximately 4:16 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 200 block of E. Third St.
  • At approximately 4:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible property damage in the 1000 block of Polk St.
  • At approximately 4:43 p.m., officers attempted to return property in the 100 block of Herriford St.
  • At approximately 5:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 7:41 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Parkview Cir.
  • At approximately 8:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 9:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible scam in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 9:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle playing loud music in the area of E. Bridge St. and Missouri Ave. Officers located the vehicle and arrested Eric Glenn Sparkman for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended. Sparkman was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 102 calls for service on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/23/19

For Date: 01/22/19

  • 1:15 am, officers observed a vehicle parked in Danner Park after hours. Upon checking the vehicle, officers arrested Thomas Veach for possession of less than 35gms marijuana. Veach was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 12:13 pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of Washington St.
  • 12:27 pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at Third and Washington St.
  • 1:03 pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of Park Lane. The resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 2:11 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse in the 200 block of Gale Street. The incident was unfounded.
  • 5:11 pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of children in the 400 block of Elm Street. Officers found that children were being properly cared for.
  • 7:24 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 10 block of Brunswick.
  • 8:26 pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at Jackson and Orchard Street. Officers contacted the vehicle's owner and the vehicle was moved.
  • 9:59 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of careless driving in the 2600 block of North Washington. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/22/19

For Date: 01/21/19

  • 6:35 am, officers were dispatched to attempt to locate a person that was reported to have made suicidal threats. The person was located a short time later, and the situation was resolved.
  • 8:10 am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at Third and Slack Street.
  • 8:17 am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm at a business in the 700 block of Webster. It was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 8:41am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm at a business in the 300 block of W. Business 36. It was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 11:44 am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 600 block of West Mohawk. There was no parking issue located.
  • 12:09 pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 300 block of South Washington Street.
  • 12:28 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Clay Street.
  • 12:32 pm, officers spoke with a resident on the phone in reference to child custody issues.
  • 2:49 pm, officers were dispatched to a dog complaint in the 300 block of Calhoun Street.
  • 3:22 pm, officers were dispatched to HMC Emergency Room in reference to a patient who was transported to their facility after being involved in a motor vehicle crash possessing a firearm. The patient had a CCW permit and was completely cooperative. Officers took custody of the firearm as it is not allowed in the hospital. The firearm will be returned to the owner as soon as he is released from HMC.
  • 4:28 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 500 block of Business Hwy 36. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 5:29 pm, officers were dispatched to check on a female who had been walking around in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street for several minutes. Officers located the female and found that she was not in need of any assistance.
  • 5:56pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 7:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a male at a residence in the 1400 block of Clay Street with a knife and threatening to harm himself. Officers reported that the male was in possession of a knife but made no threats to harm himself or anyone else. Due to the nature of the report, the male was transported voluntarily to HMC for treatment and evaluation.
  • On 01/18/19 at 12:16am, officers investigated a report of a vehicle striking another vehicle that was parked in the 1200 block of Clay Street causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The suspect vehicle then left the scene without reporting the crash. Officers have determined that the suspect vehicle is a mid 2000s blue/green Dodge Stratus or a Chrysler Seabring with extensive damage to the right front. If anyone has any information about the identity of this vehicle and/or driver, we urge you to report the information to the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks, and responded to 66 calls for service.

For Release: 01/21/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Sunday, January 20

  • At approximately 4:17 a.m., officers contacted a local citizen for a law enforcement agency in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave.
  • At approximately 11:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible animal neglect in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • At approximately 1:13 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1200 block of Green St.
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible abandoned vehicle in the area of Leeper St. and Cowgill St.
  • At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 10 block of Elm St.
  • At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen at the Police Department in reference to a civil property dispute.
  • At approximately 3:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person with a possible warrant in the 1000 block of Olive St.
  • At approximately 3:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the area of E. Bridge St. and Missouri Ave.
  • At approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 600 block of Locust St.
  • At approximately 3:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Park Lane and Washington Street. A vehicle driven by Kennedy Shea Corzette was attempting to turn onto Park Lane from Washington Street and slid into another vehicle occupied by Kayla Brianne McCampbell. Minor damage was reported on both vehicles.
  • At approximately 5:13 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen at the Police Department in reference to a possible sex crime.
  • At approximately 5:46 p.m., officers took a report at the Police Department for interference of custody.
  • At approximately 6:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle doing "donuts" in a parking lot in the 1600 block of Bryan St.
  • At approximately 9:49 p.m., officers arrested Ryann Nicholle Gatson on an active warrant for a parole violation and Trenell Demetrious Beard on an active warrant for a parole violation and possession of a controlled substance in the 1000 block of Graves St. The warrants carried no bond. They were processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional jail.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 59 calls for service on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/17/19

For Date: 01/16/19

  • 10:53 am, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 1000 block of Locust Street. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
  • 11:00 am, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 200 block of Clay Street. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
  • 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 1600 block of Bryan Street. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
  • 3:00 pm, officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 800 block of Calhoun Street.
  • 3:41 pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 1100 block of Washington Street.
  • 3:51 pm, officers began an investigation of a possible sexual assault.
  • 5:59 pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 900 block of Polk Street.
  • 6:14 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy. The parties involved decided to exchange information and did not request a Police Report.
  • 6:53 pm, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 300 block of Business 36 Hwy. The suspect was not located.
  • 9:05 pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 700 block of Webster. The alarm was determined to have been accidentally tripped.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks and responded to 98 calls for service.

For Release: 01/17/2018
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 01/16/2018

  • 2:10 AM, officers conducted a safety check of a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
  • 3:29 AM, officers conducted a safety check of a business in the 1700 block of Locust Street.
  • 6:40 AM, officers received a call of a vehicle being driven in a careless manner in the 600 block of North Washington Street. Officers contacted the driver of the vehicle in the 2600 block of North Washington Street and spoke with the driver about the driver's abilities to properly operate a motor vehicle.
  • 8:13 AM, officer received call from resident with questions regarding snow ordinances.
  • 10:29 AM, officers received call for concern about business that was supposed to be open but was not. No concern was determined.
  • 10:53 AM, officers attempted warrant service in the 1000 block of Locust Street. Subject was not located.
  • 11:00 AM, officers attempted warrant service in the 200 block of Clay Street. Subject was not located.
  • 11:07 AM, officer made contact with Probation and Parole regarding a subject with warrant under their supervision.
  • 12:01 PM, officers conducted safety check of business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street.
  • 12:53 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 2:00 PM, officer called to the 1600 block of Bryan Street for an animal complaint. Officer spoke with animal owner and issue was resolved.
  • 2:53 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of South Washington Street. Officer issued driver warning for speeding.
  • 3:00 PM, officer received call of animal complaint in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. Owner of animal was not located.
  • 3:41 PM, officer assisted a stranded motorist in the 1000 block of North Washington Street.
  • 3:55 PM, officers received a delayed report of an assault that took place in 01/05/2019 in the 100 block of Sioux Drive. Investigation continues.
  • 4:22 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of North Washington Street. Officer issued warning to driver for defective equipment.
  • 5:59 PM, officer received call of parking compliant in the 900 block of Polk Street. Officer contacted vehicle owner and parking complaint was resolved.
  • 6:28 PM, officer called to the business parking lot in the 600 block of West Business 36 for a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Owners of the vehicle exchanged information and no report was requested.
  • 6:53 PM, officers attempted a warrant service in the 300 block of West Business 36. Subject was not located.
  • 9:05 PM, officers received a business alarm in the 700 block of Webster Street. Business was found to be secure and alarm was malfunctioning.
  • 9:19 PM, officer conducted a business safety check in the 500 block of West Business 36.
  • 9:25 PM, officer assisted a stranded motorist in the 1000 block of Mitchell Avenue.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 98 calls for service on Wednesday, January 16, 2018.

For Release: 01/16/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor 


Tuesday, January 15:

  • At approximately 4:00 a.m., officers assisted a citizen who was having trouble with navigating ice.
  • At approximately 10:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to dogs running-at-large at Herriman St. and Mack St.
  • At approximately 11:29 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 700 block of Elm St.
  • At approximately 11:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:04 p.m., officers assisted a couple citizens with fingerprinting at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 12:38 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 100 block of Crescent Dr.
  • At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 2900 block of Polk St.
  • At approximately 2:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible missing person in the 600 block of J.F.K. Ave. Officers were able to make contact with the person, who was not missing.
  • At approximately 3:02 p.m., officers conducted paper service in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave.
  • At approximately 3:09 p.m., officers conducted paper service in the 300 block of E. Jackson St.
  • At approximately 4:15 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 1200 block of Springhill St.
  • At approximately 7:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 700 block of Milwaukee St. No disturbance was located.
  • At approximately 8:05 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Parkview Cir.
  • At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the area of E. Bridge St. and Missouri Ave. Nothing was located.
  • At approximately 11:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of McNally St. Officers made contact with the suspect who agreed to stop running the vacuum at that time of night.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 100 calls for service on Monday, January 14, 2019.

For Release: 01/15/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Monday, January 14

  • At approximately 10:27 a.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 100 block of Crescent Dr.
  • At approximately 12:34 p.m., officers were dispatched a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Polk Street. Officers arrested Jessica Mae Lotz and Jason David Brodie for domestic assault. They were processed at the Police Department. They were later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 12:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 300 block of Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers discovered it was an accidental activation.
  • At approximately 1:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residential alarm. It was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 3:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible drug use in the 1100 block of Polk St.
  • At approximately 3:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Nothing was located.
  • At approximately 4:08 p.m., Officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1100 block of Polk St.
  • At approximately 4:10 p.m., Officers took a report of harassment. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1700 block of Maple St. The vehicles were moved.
  • At approximately 7:07 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 100 block of E. Jackson St. Officers were unable to contact the person.
  • At approximately 7:58 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 10 block of Lakeview Dr. Officers were assisted by Animal Control.
  • At approximately 10:53 p.m., Officers assisted a homeless person by providing gas so they could get to their new destination.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 49 calls for service on Monday, January 14, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/12/19

For Date: 01/11/19

  • 1:38 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a barking dog in the 1100 block of Olive Street. The dog's owner was contacted and the dog taken inside.
  • 4:35 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Bryan Street. The vehicle was checked and there were no issues.
  • 10:05am, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect was not located.
  • 10:38 am, officers were dispatched to a minor accident on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 12:43 pm, officers took a report of the theft of prescription drugs. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 1:45 pm, officers spoke with a resident about unwanted phone calls.
  • 3:06 pm, officers recovered two cemetery headstones in the 600 block of Williams Street. The stones were found to have been stolen from a cemetery in Putnam County. One stone was for Vietnam war veteran and the other was a civil war veteran. The stones were discovered in a vacant residence and the investigation is continuing.
  • 3:27 pm, officers assisted with a vehicle that was broken down in the 300 block of South Washington St.
  • 5:32 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle sliding off the roadway from Clay Street into the Clay Street Park. There was no damage or injuries reported, and the vehicle was pulled back onto the street.
  • 9:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 500 block of Orchard Street. Officers reported that the involved parties were not interested in disclosing any information and just advised that the unwanted person had left.
  • Officers were busy all afternoon contacting people to remove vehicles that were parked on the emergency snow routes and appreciated all the cooperation of the residents that were contacted.

Officers conducted numerous motorist assists, business checks, and responded to 98 calls for service.

01/12/19:

  • 1:52 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible disturbance in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported that there was no disturbance, but there was a vehicle stuck in the snow that the persons were attempting to push out of the snow.
  • 2:25 am, officers located a female walking in the snowstorm in the area of Broadway and 11th Street. Officers checked to make sure she was ok and discovered that she had an active warrant from the Daviess Count Court. Officers arrested Cynthia Dyson on the active warrant for failure to appear. Dyson was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.
  • 3:05 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a tractor-trailer unit in the 500 block of W. Business 36 that was unable to get proper traction on the snow-covered roadway. Abrasives were spread so the vehicle could be moved.
  • 7:09am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at Elm and Webster Street.
  • 8:48 am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident on Bridge Street. The resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 8:53 am, officers were dispatched to a vehicle sliding off the roadway on Springhill Road near Fair Street. There was no damage, and the vehicle owner had already contacted a tow service to assist.
  • 10:48 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a downed tree limb in the roadway at Highland and Jackson Street. Officers removed the limb from the road.
  • 12:34 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Polk and Monroe Street to a report of juveniles throwing snowballs at moving vehicles. The officers were unable to locate the juveniles.
  • 1:52 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an elderly male who appeared to be confused or looking for something walking in the area of Tenth and East Street. Officers were unable to locate the male.
  • 5:56 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an accident on the westbound ramp to US 36. Officers did not located any vehicles involved in an accident.
  • 6:04 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a resident in the 900 block of Fairway hearing a strange noise in her residence. Officers checked the residence and found no problems.
  • 6:29 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a business in the 500 block of W. Business 36. Officers were advised that all parties involved had left the business prior to officer's arrival.
  • 8:43 pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint at a business in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. The vehicle owner was contacted and the was vehicle moved.
  • 10:21 pm, officers were dispatched a residence in the 100 block of Herriford Street in reference to a report of a cell phone being stolen.
  • 11:55 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Polk and Fairlane. The vehicle was located and was a resident from the area.

Officers conducted numerous motorist assists, traffic stops, building checks and responded to 56 calls for service.

01/13/19

  • 1:56 am, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in an alley in the 900 block of Webster Street. Officers were unable to locate any disturbance.
  • 5:41 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a stalled motorist on the Washington Street viaduct. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 7:00 am, officers were dispatched to a report of an unwanted person at a business in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The person was advised and left without further incident.
  • 1157 am, officers were dispatched to a report of kids riding 4-wheelers on the playground of the old Central School. Officers reported that there were kids playing, but there were no signs of atv tracks.
  • 1234 pm, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 1100 block of Polk St. The disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 1:46 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a sewer manhole cover being struck by a snow plow in the street in the 500 block of Park Lane. Officers placed a traffic cone to prevent a motorist from striking the manhole and the Street Department was notified.
  • 7:44 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of dogs running at large in the 400 block of Saint Louis Street. Officers contacted the dog owner, and he secured the dogs. 
  • 7:55 pm, officers checked two local residences with a Livingston County Deputy and a MSHP Trooper for a fugitive with a Carroll County Arrest Warrant. The suspect was not located.

Officers conducted numerous traffic stops, building checks, and responded to 39 calls for service.

For Release: 01/11/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays Shift Supervisor

Thursday, January 10

  • At approximately 1:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 3:25 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 200 block of Crescent Dr.
  • At approximately 5:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 10 block of Brunswick St.
  • At approximately 8:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 400 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 9:04 a.m., officers arrested Randy Layne Schneider for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license revoked following a traffic stop at Herriman St. and Woodward St. Schneider was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to barking dogs in the 200 block of Clay St. Officers were unable to make contact with the owner at that time.
  • At approximately 9:45 a.m., officers arrested Kyle Lee Case for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended following a traffic stop in the 400 block of Herriman St. Case was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 10:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible child sexual assault in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:51a.m., officers took a report of a possible sexual assault in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 11:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1100 block of Second St.
  • At approximately 12:34 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:51 p.m., officers assisted a citizen in the 400 block of Cherry St.
  • At approximately 1:58 p.m., officers were able to contact the owner of the dogs in the 200 block of Clay St. Officers were assisted by Animal Control.
  • At approximately 2:10 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd.
  • At approximately 4:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash Boyd St. at Dorney Dr. A school bus was attempting to make a turn and struck a parked vehicle.
  • At approximately 4:34 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of Primrose.
  • At approximately 5:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person with a gun shot wound in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Officers discovered the incident occurred on December 24, 2018. The person received an accidental self-inflicted gun sot wound.
  • At approximately 9:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 1000 block of Graves St. No disturbance was discovered.
  • At approximately 11:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 11:53 p.m., officers checked on a parking violation in the 1300 block of Dorney Dr.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 92 calls for service on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 01/08/2019

For: 01/07/2019

  • 8:51 am, officers were dispatched to a report of an open window at the old Central School building in the 300 block of Elm Street. Officers and SRO checked the building and secured the window.
  • 11:42 am, evidence was transported to the Mo State Highway Patrol Lab by a CPD evidence officer.
  • 11:51 am, officers were dispatched to a bank alarm in the 500 block of Washington Street. The alarm was determined to be an accidental activation.
  • 6:59 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a juvenile riding a scooter into traffic in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers were unable to locate the Juvenile.
  • 8:06 pm, officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The resident was advised of the complaint.
  • 8:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of dogs running at large in the 9000 block of Vine Street. Officers located the dogs and they had escaped from their pen. The owner was advised of the complaint.
  • 9:24 pm, an officer was on patrol checking downtown alleys and discovered an open door in the 800 block of Webster Street. The owner was notified and the building was secured after a check of the interior of the building was completed by officers.

Officers conducted several traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 79 calls for service.

For Release: 01/07/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Sunday, January 6:

  • At approximately 8:36 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1200 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 8:40 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible stolen vehicle.
  • At approximately 10:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1100 block of Broadway St. Officers were unable to make contact.
  • At approximately 12:32 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Liberia St.
  • At approximately 2:56 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible traffic crash.
  • At approximately 3:05 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a civil property dispute.
  • At approximately 3:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 400 block of E. Third St. Officers transported a person to a medical facility for mental health treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 3:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible missing person in the 1500 block of Bryan St. The person was located at a local business.
  • At approximately 4:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible fraud in the 600 block of Bus. 36 Hwy. No fraud was discovered.
  • At approximately 5:54 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to child custody.
  • At approximately 7:23 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 100 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible trespassing in the 10 block of Herriman St.
  • At approximately 8:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 1000 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 9:57 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 10:13 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1200 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 10:20 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's office on a traffic stop.
  • At approximately 10:54 p.m., officers checked on suspicious activity in the Lowe's Acres area. Nothing suspicious was discovered.
  • At approximately 11:01 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1200 block of Walnut St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 58 calls for service on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

For Release: 01/02/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Tuesday, January 2

  • At approximately 12:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible gun shots in the 10 block of Elm St. Officers located people shooting off fireworks in the 100 block of Brunswick St. They were advised to stop shooting fireworks.
  • At approximately 12:34 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd. The person was contacted and nothing illegal was discovered.
  • At approximately 2:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk St. Officers discovered there as a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • At approximately 3:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of Graves St. Nothing illegal was discovered.
  • At approximately 3:34 a.m., officers were dispatched back to the 1000 block of Polk St. in reference to questions. Officers offered assistance but were refused.
  • At approximately 7:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1000 block of Polk St. The person was transported to the hospital for mental evaluation. The person was released from the hospital.
  • At approximately 7:43 a.m., officers took a leaving the scene of a crash report in the 1400 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible suicidal person in the street in the 1000 block of Polk St. The person was not suicidal but angry because they couldn't get in their residence. The person then gained access to their residence.
  • At approximately 11:10 a.m., officers received a call from a mental health crisis hotline in reference to a suicidal person in the 1000 block of Polk St. Officers located the person, and a civil detention warrant was received from the Livingston County Court. The person was transported to a mental health facility for treatment.
  • At approximately 1:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music in the 200 block of Samuel St.
  • At approximately 5:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash in the 2800 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Charles J. Ruppel had a deer collide into his vehicle that caused minor damage.
  • At approximately 6:35 p.m., officers assisted with a child custody dispute.
  • At approximately 11:07 p.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 100 block of Herriman St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 60 calls for service on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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
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