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Street Closings (Updated 07/10/2019)

  • July 19, 2019 - Chillicothe Lions Club Car Show Cruise Night - Washington Street from Third to 190 Highway, Parklane, Fairway, Country Club - 7p-10p. Contact Kim Bloss 660-247-0871 for exact route. (Courthouse - Main Street area from 7p-10:30p closed for car show - Webster/Jackson/Locust)

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: 07/10/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 07/09/2019

July 9, 2019:

  • 7:39 AM, officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of North Washington. Driver was cited for failing to register a motor vehicle.
  • 7:51 AM, officers called to the 1600 block of Rosewood for a parking complaint. Owner of vehicle was contacted and issue was resolved.
  • 8:05 AM, officer called to a private property parking complaint in the 300 block of Clay. Owner of property was advised of remedies.
  • 9:29 AM, officer called to the area of the 400 block of Locust regarding suspicious activity. No suspicious activity was located.
  • 9:51 AM, officers conducted a well-being check of individual in a vehicle at a business in the 600 block of W. Bus 36. Subject was found to be fine.
  • 9:57 AM, officer assisted the Livingston County Juvenile Office with service of a court order.
  • 10:31 AM, officer called to a landlord/tenant issue in the 200 block of Park Lane.
  • 11:53 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of Washington Street. Driver issued warning for failing to stop at red light.
  • 12:52 PM, officer assisted resident in the 10 block of Third Street in an attempt to locate missing animal.
  • 2:32 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of South Washington. Driver issued warning for improper display of license plate.
  • 3:28 PM, officer assisted stranded motorist in the 200 block of East Polk Street.
  • 3:39 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of Polk Street. Driver was issued warning for driving the wrong way on a one way street.
  • 5:19 PM, officers responded to the 100 block of Clay for a civil dispute over property. The property was turned over to the rightful owner.
  • 5:45 PM, officer assisted CDES with a medical issues involving a juvenile in the 1400 block of Fair. The juvenile was cleared my EMS and released to a parent.
  • 7:09 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Washington. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 7:31 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of South Washington. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 8:20 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop at Woodrow and Third. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 8:23 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of Polk Street. Driver was cited for expired registration.
  • 9:22 PM, officer called to the area of the 1200 block of Bryan Street for fireworks. None were located.
  • 9:41 PM, officer called to the area of Third and Martin for noise complaint. Officer made contact with owner and advised of complaint.
  • 11:02 PM, officer called to the area of the 1800 block of Clay Street for fireworks. None were located.

Calls for service - 119 for July 9, 2019.

For Release: 07/09/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 07/08/2019

July 8, 2019:

  • 12:11 AM, officer conducted safety check of business in the 2800 block of Grand Drive.
  • 12:28 AM, officer conducted safety check of business in the 1900 block of North Washington Street.
  • 12:45 AM, officer conducted safety check of business in the 500 block of Park Lane.
  • 1:00 AM, officer called to a business in the 600 block of W. Business 36 to a report of a customer being disruptive in the business. Officer contacted customer who had been arguing with employee about the location of the pre-pay fuel pump sticker. Customer left business without further incident.
  • 8:01 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 2100 block of North Washington Street. Driver cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 11:28 AM, officer spoke with subject at the police station about order of protection.
  • 11:52 AM, officer responded to a landlord/tenant issue in the 500 block of W. Mohawk.
  • 11:54 AM, officers responded to a one-vehicle injury accident at Bryan Street and Walnut Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mark Gauthier struck a utility pole causing moderate damage after reportedly overcorrecting after attempting to miss striking a rabbit or squirrel. Gauthier was cited for failing to drive on the right half of the roadway and no insurance.
  • 3:26 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1500 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 3:54 PM, officer received a report of stolen license plates in the 1200 block of North Washington Street.
  • 6:56 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at US 65 and US 36. Driver was issued warning for improper turn.
  • 7:45 PM, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Dorney. Officers advised the victim did not wish to cooperate with charges and only wished for suspect to leave residence. Suspect left residence without further incident. No signs of physical injury were observed.
  • 8:31 PM, officer called to the 1700 block of Webster for a parking complaint. Officer located owner of vehicle illegally parked and the issue was corrected.
  • 9:26 PM, officer called to a residence in the 600 block of Highland. Parent requested officer speak with juvenile child reference misbehaving.
  • 10:33 PM, officer called to a business intrusion alarm in the 700 block of South Washington Street. The business was found to be secure. An employee was contacted to respond for the alarm reset.

Officers received 93 calls for service on Monday, July 8, 2019.

News Release
07/07/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

July 7, 2019:

  • 12:55 AM, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Polk Street for a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was repossessed not stolen.
  • 02:05 am, officers responded to the area of Broadway and Polk for an aggressive dog. The dogs had run from the area and could not be located.
  • 06:143am, officers responded to the 500 block of South Washington for vehicles on the car lot that were unlocked. No criminal activity was found.
  • 10:52 am, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington for a civil issue. Officers were able to solve the issue between the two parties.
  • 11:40 am, officers responded to the 500 block of South Washington for a trespassing at the business. Officers took a report of a subject told to leave the business several times and refused. When the police were called the subject decided to leave before officers arrived. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 2:23 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a non-injury motor vehicle accident. A report was taken and vehicles were able to leave the area with minor damage.
  • 7:25 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Lambert Drive for kittens stuck behind an air conditioner. The kittens were recovered and handed over to animal control.
  • 7:54 pm, officers responded to Clay Street Park for kids setting fires. Officers made contact with the juveniles. No one was setting fires and the juveniles were told to leave the area.
  • 8:28 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of 15th Street for a check well-being. Officers checked on the resident who was doing ok.
  • 9:23 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a harassment that had occurred. After a short investigation it was determined that no harassment had occurred.
  • 10:33 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Webster for a disturbance. A subject was asked to leave the Community Center because he could not follow the rules. Officers escorted the subject from the area and told him not to return.

Offices responded to 90 calls for service, numerous traffic stops and building security checks.

News Release
07/02/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

July 2, 2019:

  • 01:21 AM, officers were dispatched to the Clay Street Park for a subject in the park after hours. The subject was contacted and advised of the park hours.
  • 02:28 am, officers responded to the 1000 Block of Graves Street for a suspicious person.
  • 06:18 am, officers responded to the area of Bus. 36 Highway and Mitchell Ave for an accident. The female subject was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The subject stated that she had been huffing airduster and had past out at the wheel.
  • 0847 am, officers responded to the area of Missouri Avenue and East Jackson Street, regarding a stealing report. Officers were advised a table saw, wet saw and generator were stolen from a box trailer. Investigation continuing.
  • 10:25am, officers responded to Chilli Bay water park for a subject having a medical emergency. The subject was taken to the Hedrick Medical Center for a medical evaluation.
  • 10:36 am., officers responded to 1350 Edgewood Drive for a check well-being. The subject was sleeping in the cemetery and asked to move on.
  • 12:18 pm, officers responded to a 300 block of East Jackson for a disturbance. The subjects were advised that it was a civil matter and that they would need to contact their lawyers.
  • 1:28 pm, officers responded to a vehicle accident on US-65 near Dale Drive. One of the drivers was issued a citation for careless driving and failure to register with DOR.
  • 2:28 pm, officers responded to the Hedrick medical Center for a subject causing a disturbance. Officers were able to get the subject calm for a mental evaluation.
  • 5:04 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Gale Street for a civil matter. All parties involved were advised of there options.
  • 7:10 pm, officers again responded to the 300 block of East Jackson for a disturbance. Subjects were again advised the matter was civil and to contact a lawyer.
  • 11:53 pm, officers were contacted about having a mental issue but they didn't know how to find him. Officers made contact with the subject and he was taken to the Hedrick Medical Center for a mental evaluation.

Not a new thing, but an increase of use in the Chillicothe area has been happening. Officers have been in contact with several people huffing air duster as a way to get high. Officers have worked several accidents to include an accident on 2018 that took a life. While driving, a subject used air duster to get high causing him to pass out at the wheel of the vehicle. The vehicle collided with another killing the driver of the struck vehicle. The driver who passed out at the wheel was sentenced on July 2, 2019. He was given a 35-year sentence for 2nd Degree murder in this case. Today, another driver was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The driver was again involved in a motor vehicle crash after she passed out at the wheel trying to get high on air duster. Below are some side effects with inhaling air duster.

Air Duster High Effects - Air duster high effects can vary, and range from feelings of slight intoxication to a sense of intense euphoria. The air duster high effects depend on exactly what’s contained in the substance being inhaled, and also how much is being inhaled. Since the air duster high effects are short-lived, users will often do it over and over again in a short period of time. The short-term air duster high effects can include nausea, headache, fatigue, stomach pains, violence, irrational behavior, slurred speech, tingling in the extremities, hallucinations and a delay in reflexes. There can be long-term air duster high effects possible as well including weight loss, depression, muscle spasms and changes in mood. Unfortunately, permanent damage can also occur when someone is inhaling air duster regularly. For example, inhaling air duster can lead to permanent damage to the lungs, heart, liver, and brain. Another possible outcome of inhaling air duster is suffocation. When someone inhales air duster, it causes a depression of oxygen levels as the fumes go into the lungs and then the central nervous system. This can make it impossible for the person to breath, therefore they suffocate. Also possible when inhaling air duster is something called sudden sniffing death. When someone sniffs air duster, it can cause changes in their heartbeat that then leads to sudden cardiac arrest.

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

News Release
07/01/2019
Sgt. Jeremiah Grider

July 1, 2019:

  • 12:28 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Trenton Road for possible drug activity. Officers made contact with three juvenile males who were at a local park. During the investigation one of the juvenile males was found to be in possession of marijuana. All juveniles were released to their parents and the information will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 03:08 am, officers responded to the 800 block of Easton Street for a possible burglary in progress. Officers checked the building and found no criminal activity.
  • 08:45 am., officers responded to the 1300 block of McVey Ave. for a medical emergency. Subject was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center.
  • 3:11 pm, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Reynard. Parties involved separated with no arrests being made.
  • 05:00 PM, officers took a walk in report of fraud in which the victim's SSN and birthday had been used for an application for a phone company. Crime possibly occurred in the 1700 block of Bryan Street; investigation is to continue.
  • 5:13 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a non-injury accident. A report was taken.
  • 5:36 pm, officers responded to 600 Washington Street for a person stuck in an elevator. Elevator was fixed and person was removed from the elevator.
  • 6:16 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut to speak to a person about a possible scam. There was no scam that had occurred.
  • 6:37 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of East Jackson Street for a civil issue regarding eviction. Subjects were advised of there options.
  • 7:18 pm, officers responded to the area of Washington Street and LIV 228 for a motor vehicle accident. Officers assisted the Missouri Highway Patrol with the accident.
  • 11:50 pm, officers responded to Danner Park for juveniles being out after curfew. Officers contacted the parents of the juveniles to respond and pick up the children.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 07/01/19

For Date: 06/30/19

  • 12:22am, officers took custody of a used syringe that was found in the 800 block of Walnut St. The syringe was properly disposed of.
  • 12:33am,officers were dispatched to a report a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of E. Jackson St. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 12:58am, officers were dispatched to a report of a commercial burglary alarm in the 700 block of S. Washington Street. The building was secure and the alarm was an apparent malfunction.
  • 1:01am, officers observed a possible disturbance between two males at the intersection of Clay and Locust Street. The males were intoxicated and were being loud. They were advised to leave the area if they could not be civil.
  • 1:43am, officers responded with the Fire Department to a commercial fire alarm in the 400 block of Park Lane. The alarm was determined to be a malfunction.
  • 1:56am, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Chrystalynn Criner for domestic assault. Criner was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on an Associate Citation.
  • 2:39am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle alarm sounding in the 500 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that no alarm was sounding upon arrival.
  • 3:30am, officers assisted EMS on a medical call in the 1500 block of Jackson Street.
  • 3:56am, officers were dispatched to a report of a prowler knocking on doors in the 400 block of E. Third Street. Officers were unable to locate the prowler.
  • 4:16am, officers were dispatched to a report of a disoriented female that down an embankment and unable to walk up to the street near the railroad bridge on Polk St. Officers located the female who was suffering from a chronic medical condition. The female denied being injured and was assisted to a Patrol Vehicle and was transported to her residence.
  • 9:53am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the1400 block of Keith Ave. The resident was found not to be in need of any assistance.
  • 10:43am, officers were dispatched to a residential burglary alarm in the 2000 block of Thompson Drive. Officers searched the residence at the owner's request and determined it to have been a malfunction.
  • 1:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible animal neglect in the 700 block of St. Louis. Officers determined that no neglect has occurred.
  • 3:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 400 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Spencer Mason was southbound in the outside lane and attempted to change lanes. The Mason vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Douglas Anders that was southbound in the inside lane causing moderate damage to the vehicles. Mason was issued a Municipal Citation for improper lane usage.
  • 3:24pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Webster Street. Officers reported that an ATV driven by Auhisha Calvin was westbound when the steering locked up causing the ATV to strike a parked vehicle. Calvin was ejected from the ATV and received minor injuries. Calvin was treated at the scene by EMS and declined further treatment. The ATV was removed from the scene by the owner.
  • 4:43pm, officers were dispatched to a child exchange between parents in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 6:22pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a small child left unsupervised in a vehicle that was parked at a business in the 1000 block of Graves St. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 7:33pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a juvenile male being assaulted near Dickinson and Cooper. The juvenile walked home to the 400 block of Polk Street and reported it to his mother, who called the Police. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 8:00pm, officers completed an investigation of harassment and arrested Richard Behnke in the 200 block of Brunswick for harassment. Behnke was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. Behnke was transported to the Police Department where he was issued Associate Citations. Behnke was also instructed to have no contact with the victim.
  • 10:35pm, officers were dispatched to a report of kids possibly window peeking in the 1000 block of Maple Street. Officers were advised that the incident occurred approximately 30 minutes prior to them being called and the kids were gone upon arrival.
  • 11:30pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 600 block of S. Washington Street.
  • 11:30pm, officers were dispatched to a report of subjects smoking marijuana in Danner Park. Officers took a Juvenile male into custody for possession of marijuana and transported him to his residence. A report will be filed with the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 9:57pm, officers were dispatched to assist EMS with a medical call in the 500 block of Paul Street.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/30/19

For Date: 06/29/19

  • 1:01am, An officer removed tire debris from the roadway in the 10 block of N. Washington St.
  • 2:25am, officers were dispatched to assist a Livingston County Deputy on a check of suspicious activity at the Chillicothe boat access on US 65 Hwy.
  • 2:45am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. Officer determined that no one was in need of assistance.
  • 2:47am, officers were dispatched to a Commercial burglary alarm at a business in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officer found it was a result of a malfunction.
  • 5:33am, officers provided a courtesy ride to an elderly resident from HMC to their residence as the Taxi service was not available.
  • 7:55am, officers spoke with a resident in the 600 block of First Street in reference to issues with a neighbor.
  • 8:08am, officers were dispatched to a report of a tractor-trailer unit that was southbound at Ryan Lane and Washington Street that has a trailer tire smoking. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 9:26am, officers spoke with a resident in reference to questions about his personal property.
  • 10:12am, officers investigated a report of possible illegal drug activity in the 800 block of Walnut. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 12:57pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Washington Street. Officers located the vehicle and the owner had been away from the vehicle a short time. Officers issued the owner a warning for animal neglect.
  • 1:28pm, officers were dispatched to a report of bottle rockets being shot in the 1200 block of Webster Street.
  • 1:28pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal neglect/abuse in the 1300 block of McNally. Officers determined that the dog was being well taken care of and there was no abuse or neglect.
  • 4:54pm, officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy serving an active Parole Violation Warrant on a make in the 200 block of Washington Street.
  • 5:19pm, officers were dispatched to remove a snapping turtle from the roadway at the intersection of Vine and Clay Street.
  • 7:31pm, officers spoke to a resident in reference to the local fireworks ordinance.
  • 9:10pm, officers were dispatched to a report of kids playing on the rock wall on the southwest side of Wal-Mart. The juveniles were located and counseled on the danger.
  • 9:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of people loitering on the parking lot at a business in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers arrived on the scene and the people decided to leave. They were advised by the business manager not to return.
  • 10:45pm, officers ran stationary radar on Litton Road in reference to complaints of vehicles exceeding the 25 mph speed limit.
  • 11:05pm, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department about possible phone harassment. The resident was advised of her options.
  • 11:50pm, officers spoke with a resident in reference to a juvenile being left at home unattended. The incident remains under investigation.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/29/19

For Date: 06/28/19

  • 1:24am, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street.
  • 7:20am, officers were dispatched to a report of a residence in the 1500 block of Burnam Road to a report of a resident discharging mowed grass in the street. The resident was instructed to remove the grass clippings from the street as there is a city ordinance that prohibits grass clippings in the street.
  • 11:10am, officers were dispatched to a report of the traffic lights at Washington Street and Mohawk malfunctioning. Officers monitored the lights and found them to be functioning properly. The traffic signal lights are controlled by vehicle sensors and this usually occurs when a vehicle does not pull up close enough to the intersection.
  • 11:11am, officers and Livingston County Deputies responded to a residence in the 800 block of Jefferson Street in reference to attempting to serve an arrest warrant. Officers reported that the wanted person was not in the residence.
  • 12:08pm, officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a follow up investigation of counterfeit one hundred dollar bills being passed at this business along with other business locations in Chillicothe. Officers are urging businesses to examine large bills closely and contact the police immediately if someone attempts to pass counterfeit money.
  • 12:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an elderly male on a riding mower that was tipped on its side and the reporting party was concerned that the mower would roll over on him. Officers assisted the male in uprighting the mower.
  • 2:39pm, officers recovered a set of keys and a cell phone in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
  • 2:51pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1900 block of Washington Street in reference to a report of a stolen vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 3:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog left in a vehicle that was parked in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers located the vehicle and found that the engine was running and the air conditioning was turned on.
  • 3:45pm, officers were dispatched to a minor traffic accident on a private lot in the 100 block of S. Washington Street.
  • 4:42pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the area of Calhoun and Woodward Street. Officers reported that the person was not located.
  • 5:26pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a small dog being struck by a vehicle in the 1100 block of Washington Street. Officers removed the dog and it was turned over to Animal Control.
  • 6:30pm, officers were dispatched to a child custody dispute in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 7:21pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle with two juvenile males driving around pointing toy handguns out the window of the vehicle. Officers made contact with the juveniles and explained the hazards involved. The toy guns were disposed of.
  • 7:24pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person receiving a strange phone call. The call was determined to be a prank call.
  • 9:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle going off the roadway and striking a ditch at the intersection of Springhill Road and Miller Ave. The driver of the vehicle advised that he did not need a report. The vehicle was removed by the owner.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 88 calls for service.

Press Release
On 06/19/2019 at 1220 hours, officers responded to a 1-vehicle rollover accident on US 36 Highway at Blackwell Creek, approximately 1 mile east of Chillicothe. A vehicle driven by Lora Thompson, Niles, Michigan, was traveling westbound on US 36 and lost control of the vehicle after hydroplaning on the roadway. The vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a guardrail which caused the vehicle to overturn. Thompson was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Thompson was wearing her seat belt. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Livingston County Sheriff's Department. Officers would also like to thank the motorists who had stopped and assisted prior to emergency services arrival.

For Release: 06/24/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Friday, June 21

  • At approximately 2:17 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur St. The incident was determined to be verbal and one person left the residence.
  • At approximately 2:23 a.m., officers assisted a citizen in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 3:54 a.m., officers contacted individuals at Shaffer Park. Officers advised the citizens of park hours.
  • At approximately 4:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to an alarm in the 900 block of Birch Dr. Officers discovered it was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 6:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of littering in the 700 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers took a report of a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1700 block of Borden St.
  • At approximately 8:04 a.m., officers removed a tree limb from the street at Third St. and Cherry St.
  • At approximately 8:09 a.m., officers removed a tree limb from the street at Jackson St. and Dickinson Ave.
  • At approximately 8:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible malfunctioning traffic light at Polk St. and N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 8:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic sign which had been struck at Third St. and Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 8:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible tree down on a residence at Dickinson Ave. and Clay St. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone at the residence and no one appeared to be in distress.
  • At approximately 8:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible sex offense involving a child in the 500 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:45 a.m., officers were at the courthouse for a court detail.
  • At approximately 8:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to a power line down over the street in the area of Clay St. and Peacher St.
  • At approximately 8:55 a.m., officers checked the traffic lights at N. Washington St. and Polk St. The lights appeared to be functioning normally.
  • At approximately 9:48 a.m., officers spoke with animal control at the Police Department about an animal complaint.
  • At approximately 11:02 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible animal neglect in the 1100 block of Jackson St. The incident was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 11:23 a.m., officers removed a tree limb from the street at Locust St. and J.F.K. Ave.
  • At approximately 12:16 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a possible fraud at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 12:27 p.m., officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The vehicle is described as a silver 2012 Chevrolet Camaro.
  • At approximately 1:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a citizen complaint in the 200 block of Gale St. Officers advised the incident was civil in nature.
  • At approximately 1:49 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 700 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers spoke with residents in reference to eviction process in the 200 block of Gale St.
  • At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers responded to a call for assistance by the Livingston County Sheriff's office for a resistive person in the 500 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. While officers were en route, they were advised the person had been taken into custody and could disregard their response.
  • At approximately 2:49 p.m., officers arrested Ashlee Raelyne Mast for trespassing in the 900 block of Webster St. Mast was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 3:09 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 3:47 p.m., the Police Department received a fire alarm call in the 900 block of Birch Dr. The business contacted the Police Department about the alarm and were working on it. There was no emergency.
  • At approximately 5:00 p.m., officers took a delayed crash report at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:03 p.m., officers took a report of tampering with a motor vehicle in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 6:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog in the parking lot of a business growling at customers in the 200 block of N. Washington St. Communications attempted to contact the animal control officer numerous times without success. Officers were assisted at the scene by a young citizen who was able to get close to the dog and officers then transported it to the Animal Shelter. Officers would like to thank this citizen for their assistance!
  • At approximately 6:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The dog returned to its residence.
  • At approximately 6:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person on U.S. 36 Hwy. near MO CC Hwy. Officers were advised the person was no longer in the area.
  • At approximately 8:09 p.m., officers removed a tree limb from the street in the 2100 block of Country Club Dr.
  • At approximately 8:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stolen vehicle in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 9:25 p.m., officers took report of a dog bite in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 9:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the area of Jackson St. and Commercial St. Officers discovered there was no disturbance. The individuals were watching a TV show and were really excited about it.
  • At approximately 9:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. Officers located the person, who was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 10:58 p.m., Communications received a fire alarm call in the 900 block of Birch Dr. There was no emergency.
  • At approximately 11:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 800 block of Webster St. Officers discovered it was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 11:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave. Officers did not observe anything suspicious.
  • At approximately 11:34 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1200 block of Monroe St. The person was found to be okay.

Due to the stormy weather, officers responded to and removed several tree limbs from the streets, going beyond their normal patrol duties.

Saturday, June 22

  • At approximately 12:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave. The incident was determined to be verbal and one person left the scene. Officers arrested Richelle Marie Slayton on an active arrest warrant out of Platte County, MO. She was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released.
  • At approximately 2:54 a.m., officers conducted a transport to a medical facility for mental health evaluation.
  • At approximately 8:29 a.m., officers conducted an escort for a fundraising event for Special Olympics.
  • At approximately 9:12 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a complaint of loud motorcycles from the fundraising event.
  • At approximately 11:35 a.m., officers assisted animal control with removing a dog from the 600 block of Williams St.
  • At approximately 11:39 a.m., officers recovered an abandoned bicycle in the 800 block of Broadway St.
  • At approximately 11:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible animal neglect in the area of Williams St. and Olive St.
  • At approximately 12:13 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 3:54 p.m., officers conducted another escort for the fundraising event.
  • At approximately 3:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the area of Chilli Bay Water Park. Officers were unable to locate the suspicious activity.
  • At approximately 4:26 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers did not discover anything suspicious.
  • At approximately 4:33 p.m., officers checked on a possible stranded motorist in the 400 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 4:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint coming from Shaffer Park Mudcats game.
  • At approximately 5:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave. Officers did not discover a disturbance.
  • At approximately 9:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible wanted person in the 1000 block of Graves St. The person did not have any active warrants at that time and was issued a notice of trespass.
  • At approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 900 block of Frederick St. The person agreed to turn down the music.
  • At approximately 7:08 p.m., officers assisted a possible stranded motorist in the area of N. Washington St. and Fairway Dr.
  • At approximately 7:26 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the area of Frederick St. and Samuel St. Officers did not observe any violations.
  • At approximately 7:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a commercial burglar alarm in the 400 block of S. Washington St. Officers discovered it was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 9:05 p.m., officers arrested Angelica Jimenez and Jesus Eduardo Espina Olazabal in the 1000 block of Graves St. for shoplifting. Both subjects were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and released with a court date.

Sunday, June 23

  • At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a commercial burglar alarm in the 800 block of S. Washington St. Officers discovered it was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 1:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to a barking dog complaint in the 400 block of Webster St. Officers attempted but were unable to contact the possible dog owner.
  • At approximately 3:41 a.m., officers arrested Jered Drew Williams on active warrants out of Chillicothe for traffic violations in the area of Woodward St. and Webster St. Williams was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the required $400.00 bond and was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 5:15 a.m., Communications received a call of an animal complaint in . Animal control officer was notified.
  • At approximately 5:29 a.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport to Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail from the earlier warrant arrest.
  • At approximately 7:00 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 2600 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking violation in the 400 block of Calhoun St. Officers were advised the vehicle had been moved.
  • At approximately 9:42 a.m., Communications received a call from a citizen who locked their keys in their vehicle. They were provided a number for assistance.
  • At approximately 11:19 a.m., Communications received a call of a dog running-at-large in the area of Polk St. and N. Washington St. Animal control was notified.
  • At approximately 2:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to solicitors (panhandlers) in the 300 block of N. Washington St. Officers made contact and advised them to cease.
  • At approximately 3:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to two dogs running-at-large in the area of N. Washington St. and MO 190 Hwy.
  • At approximately 3:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave. Minor damage was reported.
  • At approximately 4:50 p.m., officers assisted medical services on a medical call in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • At approximately 5:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 400 block of Webster St. The information was forwarded to the animal control officer.
  • At approximately 6:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible wanted person in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers discovered the person was wanted out of another jurisdiction but was not within the extradition limits.
  • At approximately 7:38 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:56 p.m., officers checked on a possible motor vehicle fire on U.S. 36 Hwy. and U.S. 65 Hwy. Officers discovered the vehicle was not on fire.
  • At approximately 8:45 p.m., officers arrested Dakota Braxton Marks for exceeding the posted speed limit, operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Second St. at N. Washington St. Marks was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 9:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 500 block of S. Washington St. Officers did not discover any suspicious activity.
  • At approximately 11:57 p.m., officers assisted another law enforcement agency on a traffic stop at Jackson St. and N. Washington St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 115 calls for service on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 72 calls for service on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 64 calls for service on Sunday, June 23 , 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/17/19

For Date: 06/16/19

  • 1:48am, officers checked on a male sitting in a vehicle outside a business in the 200 block of Washington Street.
  • Officers were dispatched to a report of a commercial burglary alarm at a business in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street. The alarm was determined to have been an accidental activation by an employee.
  • 8:46am, officers were dispatched to a report of theft from a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street. The investigation is ongoing.
  • 10:27am, officers were dispatched to a report of a parked vehicle blocking an alley in the 1000 block of Webster Street. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and the vehicle moved.
  • 12:46pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at the junction of US 36 and US 65 Hwy.
  • 1:36pm, officers were notified of a possible animal abuse/neglect in the area of Olive and Graves St. Officers reported that no animal abuse/neglect had transpired.
  • 2:11pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible violation of an Order of Protection in the 1400 block of Maple St. Officers determined that no violation had occurred.
  • 2:49pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The investigation is ongoing.
  • 5:33pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse/neglect that had occurred in another jurisdiction. The complainant was referred to the other jurisdiction.
  • 6:12pm, officers were dispatched to assist a Livingston County Deputy on a traffic stop on US 36 Hwy near LIV 431.
  • 7:28pm, officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy on a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Clay and Washington Street.
  • 6:18pm, officers responded to the Junction of US 36 and US 65 in reference to attempt to locate a vehicle that had reportedly struck a yield sign on US 36. The vehicle was not located.
  • 8:01pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a resident seeing an unidentified black male walking out of her detached garage in the 200 block of Samuel Street. Officers located the male hiding behind a business in the 10 block of Hickory Street. Officers contacted the male who immediately advised officers that he was in the lady's garage looking for someone and it was a misunderstanding. The male initially provided false information of his identity to officers. Officers discovered the male to be in possession of a controlled substance. The male was placed in handcuffs behind his back. As officers were escorting the male to the patrol vehicle, the male broke free from the officer and took off running. The male was captured after a short foot chase. Officers transported the male to the Police Department and located the suspect's identification. Officers found that the suspect identified as Shaun Sese was to be considered armed and dangerous and had outstanding warrants from Jackson County Mo for burglary and probation violation. Sese was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail by a CPD Officer. Sese is being held on the Jackson County Warrants and local charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, attempted escape from custody and false impersonation. Officers were assisted in the investigation by Livingston County Deputy Leadbetter and K9 Zaki.
  • 9:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a careless driver in the 900 block of Webster Street. Officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
  • 10:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Jackson and Vine Street. Officers were unable to locate any suspicious activity in the area.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/16/19

For Date: 06/15/19

  • 12:06am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 1100 block of Webster Street.
  • 12:35am, officers were dispatched to an alley in the 800 block of Elm Street in reference to a mini-bike that had been reported stolen earlier. It was located and returned to the owner.
  • 2:40am, officers were dispatched to a report of a loud party in the 1200 block of Locust Street that was disturbing the peace of a neighbor. Charges are pending for peace disturbance.
  • 8:20am, officers were dispatched to a report of dogs barking all night at a residence in the 900 block of Fairlane. Officers contacted the responsible person and the issue was resolved.
  • 8:43am, officers arrested Nathan P. Hutchinson in the 1100 block of Broadway on a Probation/Parole warrant. Hutchinson was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail by a CPD Officer.
  • 9:59am, Independence Police Department arrested Steven R. McCann on two Chillicothe Municipal Warrants for fail to appear in court. McCann was unable to post bond and a CPD Officer responded to Independence to extradite McCann to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 12:02pm, officers assisted a stranded motorist at the jct. of US 36 and US 65 Highways.
  • 12:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of three dogs left in a vehicle at a business in the 500 block of S. Washington Street. It was reported that the vehicle left the area before officers arrival.
  • 3:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle leaving a business in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy without paying for fuel. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 4:10pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a snapping turtle that had been caught at a business in the 500 block of S. Washington Street. The local conservation agent was contacted and delivered the turtle to a rural area.
  • 4:31pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Williams Street in reference to two 911 hang-up calls. Officers reported that children were playing with a phone and no emergency existed.
  • 5:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of four dogs in a vehicle that was parked at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers located the vehicle and found that all four of the windows were opened far enough that the dogs were in no danger.
  • 7:36pm, officers served a Daviess County notice of hearing for an Ex-Parte Order of Protection to a person in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
  • 8:31pm, officers spoke with a resident in the 400 block of Wise Street in reference to a stolen item. The resident did not wish to make a formal report at this time.
  • 10:14pm, officers were dispatched to a report of loud music in the 200 block of Williams Street.
  • 10:17pm, officers picked up a small older male tan Chihuahua in the 1300 block of Easton Street. The dog has current rabies tag and City License however the officers are closed to attempt to identify the owner. There is a picture of this little buy on our Facebook page. Anyone who knows this dog please contact the PD so he can be returned home.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/15/19

For Date: 06/14/19

  • 2:10am, officers checked on a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of Washington Street near Park Lane. Was a motorist who pulled over to use his phone.
  • 3:30am, officers recovered a wallet that was found in the 1000 block of International Rd.
  • 8:43am, officers returned recovered property to its owner.
  • 9:48am, officers fingerprinted two people at the request of the court.
  • 10:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog at large in the 1100 block of Monroe St. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
  • 11:00am, officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up in the 1100 block of Grandview. Officers located children who were playing with a phone and inadvertently dialed 911.
  • 11:36am, officers spoke to a resident in reference to a threat that was received on social media.
  • 4:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible fraud in the 900 block of Webster St.
  • 6:07pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a report of a suspicious person. Officers contacted the person and found that there was no criminal activity and the person was not in need of assistance.
  • 6:37pm, officers assisted Livingston County Sheriff Deputies in the service of a search warrant in the 400 block of Monroe Street. See Livingston County news release for further information.
  • 8:09pm, officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call that mapped in the 800 block of Walnut Street. Officers were unable to locate anyone that was in need of assistance.
  • 11:48pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident who was reported to be laying on the ground in his back yard in the 1500 block of Webster Street. Officers found the male who reported that he was attempting to let his dog in when he fell and was unable to get up. Officers contacted EMS and the male was checked out, then assisted back into his residence.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 76 calls for service.

For Release: 06/10/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor 
Reference: News Release

Weekend Press Release. Officers took nearly 300 very involved calls for service which took up a lot of time and effort. Because of the high call volume and staffing level, officers spent 23 hours of overtime past their scheduled time working to assist in the high call volume which also included a 13-hour day the Chief worked.

Friday, June 7

  • At approximately 1:28 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Olive St. Officers discovered one person left the scene prior to their arrival and the incident was resolved.
  • At approximately 1:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to female calling stating her ex-boyfriend was banging on the doors and windows in the 400 block of Clay St. The male was gone on officers arrival. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 2:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a person slumped over in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers made contact and discovered it was an employee taking a nap on their lunch break.
  • At approximately 6:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to an elderly person standing on the bridge in the area of Polk St ready to end their life. Officers discovered the person was having a mental health crisis and rendered assistance. The person was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 7:43 a.m., officers recovered lost property from a business in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 8:28 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Third St, for suspicious activity. Officer got a in a foot chase with the suspects as they fled the scene. As a result of the investigation, Eric Glenn Sparkman and Melinda Dawn Hedrick were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Both were transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. A significant out of methamphetamine was seized. Officers later applied for and received a Livingston County Search warrant for their vehicle. During the search warrant, scales were seized showing the two had been previously selling narcotics. They were late charged in the Livingston County court system for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
  • At approximately 12:49 p.m., officers took a report of identity theft. The investigation is on-going. The officers obtain information all day and took several hours out of their day to assist in this individual.
  • At approximately 1:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 600 block of Jackson St. Officers located the vehicle and left a parking warning on the vehicle.
  • At approximately 3:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to Chilli Bay in reference to a possible violation of a no contact order. The incident was resolved on scene by officers.
  • At approximately 4:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in a vehicle in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. The vehicle was gone on the officers arrival.
  • At approximately 4:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious odor in the 200 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone during that time.
  • At approximately 7:21 p.m., officers took a report of theft of a Playstation in the 400 block of Jansen Street. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible Pit Bull running-at-large in the area of Danner Park. Officers located the dog and it was taken to the animal shelter. Reminder: Pit Bull breads are prohibited by City Ordinance in the City Limits.
  • At approximately 8:45 p.m., officers conducted a traffic enforcement detail in the area of Timberlane Dr. and Oaklawn Dr. after receiving complaints of traffic violations. Officers did not observe any violations during that detail. This was completed several times over the past week. We will continue to monitor this area.
  • At approximately 9:04 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of Cherry St in reference to the previously reported scam.
  • At approximately 11:28 p.m., officers made contact with individuals at Danner Park. They were advised of the park hours.
  • At approximately 11:40 p.m., officers were contacted in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officers checked on the vehicle near Simpson Park. Officers discovered no one around and nothing suspicious.

Saturday, June 8

  • At approximately 12:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 300 block of JFK Ave. It was reported that a vehicle full of people pulled up in front of a residence, jumped out and ran off spooking the resident. Officers discovered the individuals had left the area and attempted contact with the vehicle owner without success.
  • At approximately 12:53 a.m., officers assisted a truck driver who needed directions in the area of Ryan Ln. and S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:58 a.m., officers checked on a pedestrian in the area of Tenth St. and Maple St.
  • At approximately 2:26 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the area of Elm St. and Jackson St. Officers made contact with a person and discovered they were playing Pokemon. They were advised to be mindful of where they are and the time frames.
  • At approximately 7:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to a deer running south on N. Washington St. near Webster St. Officers were unable to locate a deer.
  • At approximately 7:35 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 1000 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 8:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible homeless person in Simpson Park. Officers were unable to locate the person described.
  • Officer continued working on an investigation from a search warrant that was served from last week. This has taken a lot of time and effort from the investigating officer. He has worked on this for approximately 10 hours so far. Much more work is taking place on this including working with the FBI.
  • At approximately 12:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a low power line in the area of Herriman St. and Woodward St. The proper agency was contacted and the concern from a citizen was taken care of.
  • At approximately 1:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a deer in the area of the 900 block of Locust St.
  • At approximately 2:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash that had occurred on private property in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. Both vehicles received minor damage.
  • At approximately 5:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the area of Bryan St. and Hillside Dr. Officers contacted the owner and advised them of the complaint.
  • At approximately 5:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance where one person was reportedly pointing a taser at their sibling in the area of Borden St. and Lambert St. Officers discovered the incident was between juvenile siblings. The stun gun was seized by officers. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • At approximately 6:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of North Washington St. regarding a fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers were advised other people involved left in a red passenger car. Officers located the vehicle and arrested the driver, Toby Darren Griffin, for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm. Officers also arrested Jacob Brian Davlin at the business for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license, leaving the scene of a crash, possession of marijuana and peace disturbance. Both suspects were transported to Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Both were charged in the Livingston County court system.
  • At approximately 7:26 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Officers made contact and advised the parties of the complaint and the complaint was taken care of.
  • At approximately 8:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Officers discovered there was a miscommunication and no crime had been committed.
  • At approximately 8:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 900 block of S. Washington St. Officers determined the person was okay and did not need assistance.
  • At approximately 9:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to stealing in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers located the person and as they were attempting to conduct the investigation, the person became uncooperative and resisted the officer's efforts to conduct the investigation. The person became physically resistive and was subdued and arrested for stealing, resisting a lawful detention, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of tobacco by a minor. The person was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 10:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 400 block of Cherry St. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any loud music in the area.
  • At approximately 10:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Cooper St. Officers made contact with the vehicle owner and they were advised of the complaint.
  • At approximately 10:32 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 11:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1100 block of Polk St. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate any noise.

Sunday, June 9

  • At approximately 12:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 400 block of E. Bridge St. Officers made contact and they agreed to keep the music down.
  • At approximately 1:01 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle crash on eastbound U.S. 36 Hwy. near Mitchell Ave. A vehicle driven by Sha'Quan Shavez Davis struck a deer causing moderate damage. The vehicle was not able to be driven and Davis made arrangements for the vehicle to be towed.
  • At approximately 12:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible littering in the 900 block of Walnut St. Officers resolved the incident on scene.
  • At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 500 block of S. Washington St. Officers were unable to locate the person described.
  • At approximately 1:21 p.m., officers conducted a traffic enforcement detail in the area of Oaklawn Dr. and Ridgecrest Dr.
  • At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers assisted a female who had fallen in the 3000 block of Comanche Dr.
  • At approximately 1:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to someone attempting to solicit money, also called panhandling, in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers made contact with the person and the agreed to stop.
  • At approximately 2:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Cooper St. Officers made contact with the vehicle owner and advised them of the complaint.
  • At approximately 4:22 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Jefferson St.
  • At approximately 4:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dispute in the 700 block of St. Louis Ave. The incident was determined to be civil in nature and the parties were advised of their options.
  • At approximately 5:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a physical domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Clay St. Upon arrival, Officers had to physically remove the suspect as the suspect was on top of the victim physically assaulting her. The suspect then fought officers. They eventually subdued the individual and arrested Tony Wayne Rumsey for domestic assault 1st degree and resisting arrest. He was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Because of this incident, several officers had to seek medical attention.
  • At approximately 6:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Locust St. One party left prior to officers arrival. The incident was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 7:40 p.m., officers and Livingston County Deputies attempted a warrant service in the 200 block of Southwest Dr.
  • At approximately 8:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash, where one vehicle left the scene, in the 1000 block of Walnut St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 10:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 900 block of Webster St. Officers made contact and advised the male he was no longer welcome and needed to leave the area. He agreed and left without incident.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 95 calls for service on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 114 calls for service on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 86 calls for service on Sunday, June 9 , 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/03/19

For Date: 06/02/19

  • 1:28am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of Clay Street. Officers contacted the male and reported no criminal activity.
  • 3:51am, officers escorted an oversize load carrying heavy equipment from the south junction to the Canadian Pacific Depot on Third Street.
  • 5:16am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle traveling in a careless and imprudent manner on US 36 near Rt. CC. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 7:51am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Washington Street. The vehicle was gone upon officers arrival.
  • 8:21AM, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 2100 block of Shawnee Dr. The resident was not in need of emergency services.
  • 8:36am, officers were dispatched to residence in the 2900 block of Belair to assist an elderly female remove a bat from the residence.
  • 1:31pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Washington Street. There was minor damage and the parties exchanged information. No report was requested.
  • 6:12pm, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 900 block of Webster Street. Officers contacted the individuals who were having a loud conversation and there was no disturbance.
  • 6:30pm, officers issued a resident in the 1300 block of Elm Street a Municipal Citation for illegally burning trash and leaving the fire unattended.
  • 6:43pm, officers were dispatched to a report of four-wheelers and vehicles driving carelessly in the 400 block of Walnut Street.
  • 8;34PM, officers were dispatched to a report of resident in the 200 block of Jackson Street reporting a neighbor driving through their yard.

Officers were stationed at the Hwy 65 barricades for several hours due to complaints that motorists were driving around the barricades and causing safety issues around the railroad equipment and workers at the Canadian Pacific overpass.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 110 calls for service.

Special News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/02/19

We are receiving numerous inquires about US Hwy 65 south of Chillicothe. We have verified with MoDOT that US 65 is no longer under water, but the highway remains closed. The road still needs to be cleared from debris and inspected for damage. There is also  a lot of heavy equipment at the railroad overpass. Drivers are cautioned not to drive around the barricades. MoDOT has informed us that the highway will remain closed until sometime tomorrow morning.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/02/19

For Date: 06/01/19

  • 12:29am, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 1600 block of Washington Street.
  • 12:48am. officers observed a tractor-trailer unit in the ditch on Curtis Street east of Washington Street. The driver was attempting to turn around and reroute due to highway closures. The unit was pulled out of the ditch by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing and officers provided directions to the driver.
  • 7:19am, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen ladder from the 200 block of Second Street.
  • 8:58am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of Broadway. Officers contacted the male and he advised that he was looking for property he had lost.
  • 8:58am, officers assisted with the youth fishing derby at the Baptist Home lake.
  • 8:58am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a male in the 1500 block of Washington Street. Officers were unable to locate the male.
  • 10:08am, officers provided a funeral escort.
  • 11:04am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a vehicle while it was parked in the 500 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 5:14pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious male in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The male was located and there was no illegal activity reported.
  • 7:57pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of JFK Ave. The incident was verbal and during the process of the investigation, Officers found one of the participants had an active felony warrant from the state of Illinois for fail to appear on a charge of Larceny. Officers arrested Danny L. Welch on the warrant. Welch was transported to the Police Department where he was processed an transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition.
  • 10:21pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegal burning in the 1300 block of Elm Street. Officers were unable to contact the suspect and the investigation is ongoing.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 117 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 06/01/19

For Date: 05/31/19

  • 12:20am, officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Grand Drive in reference to a report of property damage to a vehicle while it was parked. Officers reported that the windshield had been broken when someone apparently threw a rock at it. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 3:29am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle illegally parked in the 1200 block of Bryan Street. Officers contacted the vehicle's owner and the vehicle was moved.
  • 7:24am. officers removed the barricades at US 36 and US 65 to open the eastbound lanes of US 36.
  • 9:12am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Elm Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 11:31am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed in the area of St. Louis and E. Jackson Street. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 11:40am, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a child custody issue in the 200 block of E. Polk Street. The issue was resolved and no arrests were made.
  • 11:47am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious male in the 700 block of Locust Street. Officers located the male a short distance from the scene and identified him along with verifying there was no illegal activity involved.
  • 2:20pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an unattended small child in the 400 block of Hill Street. Officers determined that the child wandered from an address in the 400 block of Wise Street without the knowledge of a parent. The child was returned and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.
  • 2:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal neglect at the east end of Keith Ave. It was reported that there were several caged chickens and rabbits at a residence and the flood water was up to the bottom of the cages. Officers report that the caretaker arrived and was in process of moving them to higher ground.
  • 2:53pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that the vehicle was gone upon arrival.
  • 3:12pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a resident threatening another person in the 1200 block of Alexander. Officers spoke to all parties involved and the incident was resolved.
  • 3:50pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 4:17pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 4:19pm, officers were dispatched to a report of Juveniles trespassing continually in the 800 block of Samuel Street. Officers checked the area and there were no juveniles present at the residence.
  • 5:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 6:22pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal neglect in the 400 block of Herriman Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 8:13pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic assault in the 200 block of Cowgill Street. Officers arrested Kalam D. Campbell for domestic assault. Officers determined Campbell to be highly intoxicated and he was transported to HMC where he was deemed to be fit for confinement. Campbell was then transported by CPD Officer to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 10:10pm, officers assisted a tractor-trailer driver by providing directions for him to get to I-35 around the flood waters.
  • 11:57pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a barking dog in the 1500 block of Burnam Road. The dog's owner was contacted and the issue was resolved.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 05/29/19

For Date: 05/28/19

  • 4:43am, officers were contacted by the Stone Co Sheriff Department in reference to female that was supposed to be on her way to a residence in Kimberling City but had not arrived and could not be contacted. Stone Co advised that the reporting party had given them two possible addresses in Chillicothe where she might be. Officers checked both residences and were unable to locate her. Stone Co was advised of this and advised that she had just arrived in Kimberling City.
  • 7:36am, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of E. Polk Street. Officers reported that the involved parties had left prior to their arrival.
  • 10:26am, officers were dispatched to a report of an alarm at the Chillicothe Elementary School. It was determined that the alarm was an accidental activation.
  • 2:24pm, officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at a business in the 100 block of Vine St. The alarm was determined to have been an accidental activation.
  • 3:24pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 400 block of Mechanic St. The vehicle was gone prior to officer arrival.
  • 4:07pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 400 block of Calhoun St. Officers contacted the vehicle's owner and the vehicle was moved.
  • 4:20pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street.
  • 4:38pm, officers spoke to a resident on the phone in reference to a child custody issue.
  • 5:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a 49cc mini-cycle being stolen from the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of Elm St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 6:22pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 500 block of Williams Street. Officers arrested Michelle L. Scott for simple assault. Scott was processed at the Police Department and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 6:38pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a "rolling disturbance" between persons in two separate vehicles in the 2800 block of N Washington Street. The reporting party then advised that she was one of the persons involved and no longer wished to speak to an officer. The vehicles were both gone upon Officer arrival.
  • 8:08pm, officers were contacted by an out-of-state person advising that he had possibly been scammed by a Chillicothe resident over an internet purchase. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 8:47pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible animal neglect/abuse in the 300 block of Clay Street. Officers were unable to locate a neglected/abused dog.

Officers were very busy locating and marking locally flooded streets due to the heavy rain fall. Several low-lying street areas were flooded and impassible to motor vehicle traffic during the heavy rains. Officers reported only one stalled vehicle due to flooding. Motorists are urged not to drive into flooded areas as vehicles could be swept away by the rushing water and there could be damage to the roadway under the water.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 152 calls for service.

For Release: 05/28/2018
Contact: Chief Jon Maples
Reference: Special News Release

Last week was a crazy, busy, dangerous week here at the Chillicothe Police Department. On Sunday, May 19, 2019, at approximately 15:45 hours, Chillicothe officers responded to the 200 block of Virginia Avenue in reference to a male pointing a loaded shotgun at his family members. Upon arrival, the officers located the subject and made the scene safe. After further investigation, the individual was found to have been using and in possession of methamphetamine. A 46-year-old male was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail. Two firearms were seized from the residence for evidence and safekeeping. This individual was later charged in the Livingston County Associate Court for possession of a controlled substance with a bond of $25,000 cash only. More charges of weapons violations are being sent to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 09:30 hours, a 2-year-old was found wandering around the area of Polk Street and Dickinson Street alone by a citizen. Officers conducted a neighborhood canvas to locate the child's parent or caretaker. An hour later officers located the caretaker. The caretakers were brought to the police department, and the parents were contacted. As a result, a 17-year-old female and a 19-year-old male were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child 2nd degree. They were later released pending the court date and filing of formal charges. The Livingston County Children's Division assisted in the investigation.

On May 23, 2019, at approximately 21:40 hours, officers responded to the 1300 block of Third Street in reference to a male pulling a gun on a family member. There was a verbal argument, and it is alleged that one male pulled a gun on another. Upon officer's arrival, the male was observed leaving the scene in a vehicle. A car stop was conducted to further the investigation. A 29-year-old male was arrested and a gun was seized for evidence and safekeeping. This individual was transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail, later being charged in the Livingston County Associate Court for domestic assault and armed criminal action with a bond of $50,000 cash only. This individual admitted to using methamphetamine. Two Livingston County Deputies responded to assist, one being Deputy K-9 Zaki. We appreciate their assistance.

On May 25, 2019 at approximately 06:30 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Fair Street in reference to an anonymous caller reporting a female was passed out in the driver seat of a vehicle with a one year old and a two year old in the back seat of the vehicle. The caller had tried to wake the female up and was unsuccessful so they called the police. After several attempts, officers woke the female up. After further investigation, officers arrested the female for possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment. The kiddos were taken to the police department were they bought the kiddos breakfast. During this investigation, contact was made with a 27-year-old male who was on parole. He was later arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both were transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail and later charged in the Livingston County Associate Court with possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment. The Livingston County Children's Division and Livingston County Juvenile Office assisted in the investigation. The kiddos were at the police department most of the day; and the officers and dispatcher took very good care of them, playing with them, buying them lunch, and keeping them safe.

On May 27, 2019 2:19 hours, officers conducted a traffic stop for driving with a defective tail light while patrolling near the intersection of Washington Street and Webster Street. During the stop, officers were assisted by two Livingston County Deputies, one being Deputy K-9 Zaki. Zaki provided confirmation of drug odor(s) present during a free air sniff. Items were seized during this investigation that indicate that narcotics were used and or possibly sold. As a result of this investigation a 23-year-old male and 19-year-old female were arrested for possession of a controlled substance. They were transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail and later charged in the Livingston County Associate Court for possession of a controlled substance both carrying a $10,000 bond.

We live in an amazing community; and the officers and I believe that it is our number one priority to keep the citizens of Chillicothe safe. We stay proactive in attempting to stop this bad stuff from happening. The men and women of the Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Office do an amazing job and we appreciate the teamwork between agencies. It also makes me proud to see officers able to take care of business one minute and the next minute be compassionate caregivers to the kiddos in need. We also appreciate the trust and partnership from the community.

For Release: 05/27/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Friday, May 24th

  • At approximately 12:16 a.m., officers and Livingston County Sheriff's deputies conducted an investigation in the 1300 block of Third St.
  • At approximately 12:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 1100 block of Hogan St. Officers made contact and the resident agreed to keep the music down.
  • At approximately 1:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to a child custody dispute in the 200 block of E. Jackson St. The incident was resolved with the assistance of officers.
  • At approximately 8:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Nothing suspicious was located.
  • At approximately 8:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible debris on the street at Frederick St. and Williams St. No debris was located.
  • At approximately 8:25 a.m., officers conducted an escort for Chillicothe Hornets.
  • At approximately 8:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 200 block of E. Jackson St. The owner was contacted and retrieved the dog.
  • At approximately 11:48 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 100 block of Wilson St. The person was found okay.
  • At approximately 12:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible medical emergency with a female lying on the street in the 100 block of E. Bridge St. Officers did not locate the female or a medical emergency.
  • At approximately 12:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 600 block of Broadway St. Officers were unable to locate the illegally parked vehicle.
  • At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to an abandoned vehicle in the 1400 block of Calhoun St. Officers marked the vehicle with a notice to remove from the street.
  • At approximately 1:04 p.m., officers assisted a citizen with a child custody dispute in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 2:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible property damage in the 300 block of Park Ln. Officers were advised there was no report needed at that time.
  • At approximately 2:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 900 block of S. Washington St. The incident was determined to be a verbal disagreement over a parking spot and was resolved by officers.
  • At approximately 3:08 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave. The person was found okay.
  • At approximately 3:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to debris on the street in the 100 block of N. Washington St. The debris was removed.
  • At approximately 4:29 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • At approximately 4:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to someone going into the old football stadium which was supposed to be secured. Officers contacted juveniles who were given a ride to their residences.
  • At approximately 7:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person saying they work for a T.V. company in the 10 block of Church St. officers spoke with the person who claimed he worked for a contract company for AT&T. Officers discovered he was going door to door without a business license and was advised to stop the activities until one was obtained.
  • At approximately 11:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to check on water over the street at Third St. and Woodrow St. Officers advised there was water over the street but it was still passable and they would monitor the water level.

Saturday, May 25th

  • At approximately 6:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a female appearing to be passed out in a vehicle behind the wheel with kids playing in the car in the 1700 block of Fair St. Officers arrived; and after repeated attempts, the female, Samantha Jo Jones, woke. Jones was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was processed at the Police Department and later transported by Chillicothe officers to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 6:19 a.m., officers assisted another Law Enforcement Agency in conducting a death notification.
  • At approximately 7:10 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a civil matter at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 7:42 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 600 block of Jackson St.
  • At approximately 9:13 a.m., officers conducted a drug investigation in the 500 block of E. Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers arrested Nicholas Allen Duckworth for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Duckworth was processed at the Police Department and was later transported by Chillicothe officers to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 12:08 p.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport.
  • At approximately 1:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Edgerton St. The incident was determined to be verbal.
  • At approximately 1:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a scam/stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers spoke with the citizen and no report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 2:49 p.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport.
  • At approximately 3:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to tire debris on the roadway on U.S. 36 Hwy. The debris was removed.
  • At approximately 4:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle driving with excessive speeds in the 400 block of Cowgill St. Officers located the driver and informed them of the complaint and possible consequences.
  • At approximately 8:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a careless driver in the 200 block of W. Herriman St.
  • At approximately 9:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person with a dog matching the description of a missing dog in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers did not locate the person or dog at that time. Officers later located the male and dog in the 600 block of Walnut St. The dog looked similar to the missing dog but was not the same dog.
  • At approximately 9:19 p.m., officers arrested Kari Ann Curry on an active arrest warrants out of Chillicothe for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to register a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility. Curry was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the required $450.00 cash only bond and was transported by a Chillicothe Officer to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

At approximately 10:56 p.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport.

Sunday, May 26th

  • At approximately 12:57 a.m., officers assisted another Law Enforcement Agency in the N. Washington St. and Fairway St. area.
  • At approximately 8:58 a.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 1800 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 9:14 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 1800 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury crash at Bus. 36 Hwy. and S. Washington St. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were towed from the scene by Gabrielson's Truck Repair and Towing. A driver was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with what appeared to be minor injuries.
  • At approximately 12:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Alexander St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.
  • At approximately 1:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 1500 block of Bryan St. Officers made contact and the person agreed to turn down the music.
  • At approximately 2:14 p.m., officers conducted a paper service in the 1500 block of Vine St.
  • At approximately 3:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a careless driver in the area of Fair St. and Bryan St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 4:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residential alarm in the 500 block of Jackson St. It was a false alarm.
  • At approximately 5:14 p.m., officers took a report of possible child abuse at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1400 block of Calhoun St. Officers discovered no one resided at the residence.
  • At approximately 6:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Herriman St. Officers did not observe any violation.
  • At approximately 6:33 p.m., officers arrested Zachary T. Johnson on an active warrant out of Randolph County for stealing at Jackson St. and Vine St. Johnson was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $5,000.00 cash or surety bond and was transported by a Chillicothe Police officer to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 7:02 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 7:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible illegal burn in the 1000 block of Olive St. Officers made contact and did not discover any illegal items.
  • At approximately 7:22 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's office with a vehicle which was driving in a careless manner with excessive speeds and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. Anthony R.V. Martin was arrested in the 400 block of Walnut St. by Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies with the assistance of Chillicothe Police officers.
  • At approximately 7:29 p.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport to Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 7:43 p.m., officers took a report of a non-injury one vehicle crash in the 600 block of Ann St.
  • At approximately 9:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle traveling westbound on U.S. 36 Hwy. with an equipment violation. Officers observed the vehicle pull in a parking lot to correct the violation.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 101 calls for service on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 72 calls for service on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 84 calls for service on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 05/28/19

For Date: 05/27/19

  • 4:01am, officers were dispatched to an alarm at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The alarm was determined to have been an accidental trip.
  • 4:40am, officers transported two prisoners to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 6:02nm, officers assisted animal control to the shelter due to flooding.
  • 8:17am, officers were dispatched to a report from the Grundy County Sheriff Department that they had located a vehicle that was on fire in a field and was owned by a resident in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. The owner was contacted and advised that she had just discovered the vehicle had been stolen sometime during the night. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 9:36am, officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 1400 block of Calhoun Street. The vehicle was towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.
  • 9:57am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of an elderly female walking in the area of Ryan Lane and Brunswick. Officers were unable to locate.
  • 10:14am, officers were dispatched to a report of an item in the roadway in the 1000 block of Normal Street. Officers removed the item from the roadway.
  • 1:18pm, officers were dispatched to a report of items being stolen from a storage unit near Green and Williams Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 2:38pm, officers removed a turtle from the roadway on Washington Street and Ann Street.
  • 4:27pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a mattress being dumped on a vacant lot in the 1500 block of Webster Street. Officers contacted the responsible party and the mattress was removed.
  • 6:56pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle driving by male near Central Street and Maple Street. The reporting party indicated the incident occurred approximately 10 minutes prior to reporting. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle and there were no further reports.
  • 7:13pm, officers were flagged down while on patrol by a resident in the 1100 block of Broadway in reference to locating a stray puppy. While on the scene, the owner of the dog arrived and took custody.
  • 7:48pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible animal neglect in the 400 block of Mack Street. Officers determined that the dog had proper care and no action was needed.
  • 7:53pm, officers were dispatched to a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle while it was parked at Mack and St. Louis Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 8:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report possible animal neglect in the area of Herriman and Vine Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 128 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 05/24/19

For Date: 05/23/19

  • 5:03am, officers were dispatched to a parking concern in the area of Peacher and Clay Street. Officers determined that all vehicles were legally parked.
  • 8:08am, officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 200 block of Liberia St.
  • 8:28am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1500 block of W. Second Street.
  • 9:52am, officers were dispatched to a report of an aggressive dog running at large in the 300 block of E. Jackson Street. Officers contacted the dog's owner and warned them of the ordinance violations.
  • 10:41am, two officers testified at a Preliminary Hearing on a felony domestic assault case.
  • 10:49am, an officer fingerprinted a person.
  • 1:02pm, officers were dispatched to an animal complaint on Olive Street.
  • 1:13pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint on Broadway Street.
  • 3:03pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 300 block of Wise Street. The resident was contacted and was not in need of assistance.
  • 5:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of Smith Street. The incident was resolved without incident.
  • 5:23pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 200 block of E. Jackson Street. Officers issued a warning to the owner of the dog.
  • 6:27pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a sick raccoon in the 400 block of Reynard. The animal was removed.
  • 8:51pm, officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a fugitive but were unable to locate.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 86 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 05/23/19

For Date: 05/22/19

  • 12:09am, officer transported a prisoner to Cameron Mo to meet Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail Transport Officer.
  • 12:19am, officers checked on a suspicious person at a business in the 1000 block of Washington Street. Officers reported no illegal activity.
  • 1:51am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. 
  • 4:21am, officers assisted a stranded motorist in the 1000 block of Olive Street.
  • 8:58am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of Elm Street.
  • 9:21am, an officer responded to assist at the Livingston County Sheriff's office.
  • 9:31am, officers were dispatched to the area of Polk and Dickinson Street to a report of a small child wandering around unsupervised. Officers located the child and located the child's care giver a short time later approximately two blocks away from where the child was located and the caregiver was unaware of the child being gone. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.
  • 9:46am, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department in reference to a possible scam involving a person selling Direct TV service. The person selling the service was located and determined to be a legal representative for the Direct TV service but had no city license to do business in Chillicothe. The salesman was advised to cease until he had gone to city hall and acquired the appropriate license.
  • 9:51am, officers fingerprinted a person per an order from the courts.
  • 10:40am, officers conducted a funeral escort to Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
  • 10:49am, officers fingerprinted a person per an order from the courts. 
  • 11:03am, officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff Department in the search of a residence in the 200 block of Gale Street. The item was not located.
  • 12:46pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur St. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 12:48pm, an officer responded to the Court House to Bailiff Municipal Court.
  • 1:43pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on an investigation in the 200 block of Gale Street.
  • 2:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1200 block of Broadway. No report was required by the victim.
  • 2:19pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 1100 block of Elm Street.
  • 3:19pm, officers were dispatched to a minor two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Chillicothe High School. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles and the involved parties exchanged information.
  • 3:21pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block of Jackson Street. Officers made contact with the person and the issue was resolved.
  • 3:49pm, officers were dispatched to a suspicious person in the 300 block of Hillcrest Ave. The person was found to be a legitimate salesperson and no crimes had occurred.
  • 3:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of Juveniles tampering with mailboxes in the 1700 block of Clay Street. The Juvenile males were located and had caused no damage. The were transported by officers to their residence.
  • 3:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegally parked vehicle in the 300 block of Hillcrest that was obstructing the flow of traffic. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle's owner and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.
  • 4:33pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1700 block of Third Street.
  • 9:07pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person walking in the area of the Gravesville Park. Officers located the male who was a resident of the neighborhood walking home.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 133 calls for service.

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

For Release: 05/22/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor 
Reference: News Release

Tuesday, May 21st

  • At approximately 1:06 a.m., officers checked on a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Clay St. Officers did not discover anyone around.
  • At approximately 8:49 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 9:32 a.m., officers took a report of peace disturbance in the1500 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 2:16 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen in reference to a possible scam.
  • At approximately 2:35 p.m., officers took a report of fraud in the 2600 block of Fair St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible animal violation in the area of Olive St. and Williams St. No violation was observed.
  • At approximately 6:47 p.m. officers were dispatched to a possible fight in the 1200 block of Fair St. No fight was observed.
  • At approximately 9:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 900 block of Vine St. No suspicious activity was discovered.
  • At approximately 9:57 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about motor vehicle equipment violations at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 10:13 p.m., officers spoke with a concerned citizen about a possible missing person. Officers assisted the citizen with their concern.
  • At approximately 10:51 p.m., officers received information of a possible wanted person. Officers discovered the address given does not exist.
  • At approximately 11:14 p.m., officers arrested Christopher Lee Turner on an active arrest warrant for a parole violation in the 400 block of Polk St. The warrant carried no bond. Turner was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail by a Chillicothe Police officer.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 86 calls for service on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Special Press Release
Sgt. J. Stephens
May 18, 2019

As of 5:45 PM on May 18th, 2019, Third Street between Dickinson and Woodrow is temporarily closed due to water over the roadway. As of current time, there is approximately 3 feet of water over the roadway. Excessive rainfall amounts are expected to continue throughout the evening and overnight hours. Due to those expected amounts, be prepared for the road closure to continue. The Chillicothe Street Department has placed temporary barricades in the roadway to prevent traffic from driving through the high water. Also be prepared for more road closures as heavy rainfall continues. We will keep the public updated about the closures. Do not attempt to drive through standing water. Remember, turn around, don't drown!

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.

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

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