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Chillicothe Police Department Police Chief Jon Maples addresses the CIT class during part of the week-long training. Angie Talken / CT Photo 07/19/19

Street Closings (Updated 09/11/2019)

  • September 21st from 9:00a-11:00a - Kiwanis Kids Day Parade - around the Downtown Square, Webster/Washington to Washington/Clay to Clay/Locust, back to Silver Moon Plaza. Parade begins at 9a. Contact person is Joe Hardie.
  • September 27th from 1:30-3:15p - Chillicothe High School Homecoming Parade - Polk/Sunset to Polk/Washington to Washington/Ann to Ann/Locust to Locust/Calhoun Street, back to Middle School. Parade begins at 2:20 PM. Contact person is Kathy Barnes.

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: 09/11/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Tuesday, September 10

  • At approximately 12:07 a.m, officers checked on a road sign potentially blocking traffic lanes at U.S. 36 Hwy. and Mitchell Ave.
  • At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 500 block of Williams St.
  • At approximately 8:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers contacted a citizen and assisted them with their concerns.
  • At approximately 10:07 a.m., officers assisted a citizen with a landlord/tenant complaint in the 1400 block of Atkins Dr.
  • At approximately 10:39 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 10 block of First St.
  • At approximately 11:27 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1500 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 11:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to an aggressive dog in the area of Waples St. and Asher St. Officers were assisted by Animal Control.
  • At approximately 11:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at the intersection of N. Washington St. and Jackson St. A motorcycle was traveling westbound on Jackson St. when it was struck by a vehicle that was turning onto Jackson St. The rider of the motorcycle sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 12:04 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1100 block of Oak St.
  • At approximately 1:16 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 1:42 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave.
  • At approximately 2:03 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1600 block of Springhill Rd.
  • At approximately 2:10 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 2:34 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a possible fraud at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 3:32 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 3:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 400 block of Samuel St. Officers made contact and discovered there was nothing suspicious but an employee finishing up their business.
  • At approximately 4:14 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 900 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 5:59 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about child custody at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 6:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested a white female who was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 7:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspect in a previous report at a local business in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested a white female for burglary first degree and stealing who was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 9:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity and possible stolen property in the 200 block of Third St. Officers did not discover any stolen property at that time.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 88 calls for service on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

For Release: 09/10/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Monday, September 9

  • At approximately 4:56 a.m., officers took a report of sexual assault at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:18 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1400 block of Bryan St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 9:12 a.m., officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Bryan St. Officers were unable to make contact with the owner at that time.
  • At approximately 9:20 a.m., officers assisted another agency in attempting to contact a citizen in the 1200 block of Easton St.
  • At approximately 9:47 a.m., officers conducted an escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 10:27 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 11:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested a white female who was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 11:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 400 block of St. Louis Ave. Officers discovered the person was okay and it was actually a child custody disagreement.
  • At approximately 12:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver on U.S. 65 Hwy. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 12:58 p.m., officers arrested a male driver for traffic violations in the 500 block of S. Washington St. The male was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 2:57 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 3:17 p.m., officers removed a tree branch from the street at Dickinson Ave. and Webster St.
  • At approximately 3:27 p.m., officers observed an ATV operator committing traffic offenses at the Municipal Airport. The operator was cited for the violations.
  • At approximately 5:07 p.m., officers received several reports of a careless and imprudent driver traveling at a high rate of speed and committing other traffic violations on N. Washington St. near Park Lane. Officers later located the driver, who was arrested and processed at the Police Department for the traffic violations. He was released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 5:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible assault and possible stolen property in the 1400 block of Alexander St. Officers discovered no assault had taken place and the property was returned to the rightful owners.
  • At approximately 5:52 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:23 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 400 block of JFK Ave.
  • At approximately 8:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person walking on the railroad tracks in the 100 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers contacted a person in the area and they were advised to stay off of the tracks.
  • At approximately 9:19 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation at the Police Department. Officers arrested a female as a result of the investigation. The female was processed and released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 10:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Officers discovered no stealing had occurred.
  • At approximately 10:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible violation of an ex parte in the 1000 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers discovered there was no violation.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 119 calls for service on Monday, September 9, 2019.

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

For Date: 09/08/19

  • 12:12am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of E. Herriman St. the vehicle had left the area prior to officer arrival.
  • 1:34am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 400 block of S. Washington St. Officers determined that the alarm was caused by the severe thunderstorm.
  • 6:23am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of W. Business 36. Officers reported that the alarm was accidentally set off by an employee arriving to work.
  • 7:28am, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a report of a natural gas leak at a residence in the 1700 block of Fairchild. Fire department personnel turned the gas off at the meter and Empire Gas was contacted to fix the leak.
  • 8:22am, officers were dispatched to a report of license plates being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1500 block of Vine St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 9:41am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 500 block of Locust St. Officers contacted the dog owner and he was warned about the animal control violation.
  • 11:51am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by James Dowell was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 12:45pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint on Polk Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 1:41pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1300 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Betty Filson on Iowa was southbound on Washington Street when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Officers reported extensive damage to the vehicle and minor damage to the utility pole. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.
  • 4:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person at a vacant residence in the 100 block of Webster. Officers checked the residence and were unable to locate the person.
  • 8:00pm, officers took a report of two missing runaway juveniles. The juveniles were located a short distance south of Chillicothe on US65 Hwy by a Livingston County Deputy. The juveniles were transported to the Police Department and the Juvenile officer was contacted. At the request of the Juvenile officer, the juveniles were released to their parents. The incident has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 8:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a shoplifter at a business in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Jennifer Huffman of Carrollton Mo for stealing. Huffman was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 9:15pm, officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs deer collision on US65 Hwy a short distance north of Hwy 190. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicle and the deer carcass was removed from the roadway.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops and building checks.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/08/19

For Date: 09/07/19

  • 12:54am, officers were dispatched to the area of Calhoun and Sunset in reference to a loud music complaint. Officers contacted the persons responsible and the music was stopped.
  • 1:11am, officers assisted EMS to a report of a person needing assistance at a residence in the 400 block of Dickinson Street.
  • 3:05am. officers were dispatched to a report of a possible prowler in the 700 block of Clay Street. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate.
  • 7:14am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.
  • 8:07am, officers were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Officers assisted with pedestrian traffic at Park Lane and Washington Street.
  • Officers provided security at Simpson Park for the Chautauqua.
  • 11:00am, officers provided a funeral escort.
  • 11:14am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves St. The vehicle was gone upon officer arrival.
  • 11:58am, officers were dispatched to a theft in the 1800 block of Borden St.
  • 12:26pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a tractor-trailer unit parked partially blocking Washington Street near Ryan Lane. The driver was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 12:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person being in an unoccupied house in the 400 block of Calhoun St. Officers were unable to locate anyone at the residence.
  • 2:10pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property being stolen from a yard in the 1300 block of Third Street.
  • 2:40pm, officers provided a funeral escort.
  • 3:47pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a juvenile being lost at Simpson Park. The child was located a short time later.
  • 6:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of the traffic signal at US65 and Coach Kenan Road malfunctioning. MoDOT was contacted and the light was repaired.
  • 6:48pm, officers were dispatched to a report of two people panhandling at Graves and Business 36.
  • 7:03pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person walking on Washington Street wearing a vest that appeared to be full of ammunition clips. Officers made contact and determined that it was a track team member and it was actually a vest containing weights.
  • 7:06pm, officers assisted a Livingston County Deputy on a traffic stop in the 400 block of S. Washington St. The female driver of the vehicle was arrested by the deputy for driving while suspended and driving while intoxicated.
  • 7:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report people yelling at each other from two vehicles in the 400 block of Mechanic St. Both vehicles had left the scene prior to officer arrival.
  • 8:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1200 block of Locust Street.
  • 8:26pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Walnut St. the incident was found to be verbal and no arrests made.
  • 11:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked and running at a business in the 300 block of Washington St. Officers made contact with the male who was using the business' WiFi.
  • 11:31pm, officers were called to a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to several people loitering on the parking lot. Officers made contact with the people on the lot at the business request and they were advised to leave the property.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops and building checks.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/07/19

For Date: 09/06/19

  • 1:06am, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Washington Street in reference to a report of a vehicle driving in a careless and imprudent manner. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 5:56am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of W Business 36. Officer discovered that the alarm had been accidentally tripped by an employee arriving to work.
  • 7:19am, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle at the intersection of Third and Locust St.
  • 8:33am, officers arrested Sarah Dearinger in the 900 block of Webster Street on a Clinton Co warrant for fail to appear on a traffic charge. Dearinger was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transported by a Chillicothe Police officer to Clinton Co.
  • 10:04am, officers provided a funeral escort.
  • 11:06am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian at the intersection of Jackson and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Christina George-Spainhour was northbound in the outside lane of Washington Street stopped at the red light. George-Spainhour advised that she looked for vehicle and pedestrian traffic before attempting to turn right onto Jackson Street. Ms. George-Spainhour was unable to see the pedestrian that stepped out from behind a large signal control box and the pedestrian failed to see the vehicle. The pedestrian reportedly stepped into the side of the vehicle as it turned. The pedestrian was transported by EMS to HMC for treatment of moderate injuries to her leg.
  • 1:16pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an unruly customer at a business in the 700 block of Elm Street refusing to leave. Officers escorted the customer out of the store and the manager advised that he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.
  • 1:53pm, officers assisted a Mo State Probation/Parole officer attempting to contact a client in the 1100 block of Cooper Street. The client was not at the residence.
  • 2:41 officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that was reported to have occurred in the 200 block of W Business 36. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 3:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a shoplifter at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Sharra Pollard for stealing. Ms. Pollard was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 4:35pm, officers were dispatched to a report of two juveniles stealing his dog from his yard. Officers located the juveniles and the dog was returned to its owner. The report has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 6:15pm, officers were dispatched to ChilliBay Water parking lot to a report of a minor backing accident. Officers spoke to both parties and their names and insurance providers were exchanged.
  • 6:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of possible fraud in the 500 block of Business 36. The issue was resolved and no fraud had been committed.
  • 6:28pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person being bitten by a dog in the 700 block of Highland. There was a minor injury reported by the dog bite and all precautions were taken.
  • 7:09pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 100 block of Liberia Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 124 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/04/19

For Date: 09/03/19

  • 6:37am, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a vehicle leaving the business and the female driver was holding a baby. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 7:12am, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle in the 1600 block of Webster St.
  • 8:42am, officers were dispatched to a report of a commercial burglary in the 600 block of Webster St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 1:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a residence in the 200 block of Herriford St. The investigation is on-going.
  • 1:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Jennifer Ln and Missouri Ave. Officers made contact with the driver and were advised that he was waiting on a family member.
  • 2:18pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 300 block of Wilson Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 2:40pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 500 block of Bryan Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Terry Ashford struck a utility pole causing extensive damage to his vehicle and minor damage to the pole. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Tow.
  • 3:20pm, officers were dispatched with the Chillicothe Fire Department to a report of a vehicle on fire at Henry and Violet Street. The driver of the vehicle advised that he noticed smoke while driving and the care then caught fire. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when officers and Fire Department arrived. The fire was extinguished and the vehicle was towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.
  • 4:13pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a tractor-trailer unit losing a drive shaft and was blocking traffic on Washington Street at the intersection of Ryan Lane. Officers assisted in traffic control until the vehicle was towed for repairs.
  • 5:39pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Third Street. The incident was found to have been verbal but it was determined that a female had driven to the area and her driving privileges were suspended. Sierra Copsey was arrested for driving while suspended. Copsey was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 6:13pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was parked on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves St. being struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.
    Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Henry Street in reference to a fugitive from Caldwell County. Officers Arrested David Gamble on a Caldwell County for failure to obey a Judge's Order on the original charge of felony possession of a controlled substance with a $50,000.00 cash bond. Gamble was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 7:02pm, officers were dispatched back to a residence in the 1000 block of Third Street in reference to a report of a domestic assault. Officers arrested Sierra Copsey for domestic assault. Copsey was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 7:14pm, RJ Allan Cox surrendered himself to the Police Department on a Livingston County Warrant form failure to appear on a charge of Property damage. Cox was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 99 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/03/19

For Date: 09/02/19

  • 12:17am, officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile female. The female was located and returned home.
  • 1:45am, officers were dispatched to a report of possible prowler in the 400 block of Mechanic St. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate any suspicious persons.
  • 5:24am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Fair Street. Officer determined the incident to be verbal and the male participant had left the residence prior to officer arrival.
  • 8:49am, officers assisted a stranded motorist at the junction of US 36 and US 65.
  • 8:51am, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department in reference to fraudulent use of a credit device.
  • 8:56am, officers removed some debris from the roadway in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.
  • 9:58am, officers recovered an abandoned red Mongoose bicycle near Cowgill and Green Street.
  • 12:14pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Reynard Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 12:34pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 400 block of Calhoun Street. The vehicle owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 12:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of 4-wheelers on E. Bridge Street. Officers determined that there were no violations and the 4-wheelers were being operated on private property.
  • 1:39pm, officers responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Jennings Place to assist the Livingston County Children's Division on a Hotline investigation.
  • 2:00pm, officers were dispatched to a residential area in reference to a report of a tractor-trailer that had been idling for two hours and disturbing the residents. The owner of the unit was contacted and the situation was resolved.
  • 4:06pm, officers were dispatched to a report of littering near Shawnee Drive and Mohawk Road. The incident was resolved a short time later.
  • 4:21pm, officers spoke to a resident on the phone in reference to being harassed via social media.
  • 4:28pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a parking complaint in the 2600 block of North Fair Street.
  • 5:12pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a property damage in the 300 block of Washington Street. Officers determined that there had been no damage done to the vehicle.
  • 5:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 300 block of Mansur Street. Officers were unable to locate the dog.
  • 6:39pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a person in a motor home parked on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves. The vehicle was gone upon officer arrival.
  • 7:05pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers made contact with the resident and were advised that there no need for assistance.
  • 11:15pm, officers observed two vehicles parked in Simpson Park after the 10:30pm closing time. The occupants were advised of the violation and left the park.

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

For Release: 09/1/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

September 1, 2019

  • 1:51 am, officers responded to the 300 block of Henry Street for a business alarm. Officers found the alarm to be false.
  • 2:02 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Elm Street for suspicious activity. Officers located a few juveniles who had run from police. The juvenile's parents were contacted. All juveniles were released to the parents. A report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 05:09 am, officers responded to the 400 block for suspicious activity. Officers did not locate anyone in the area.
  • 7:01 am, officers responded to the 400 block of Dickenson for a juvenile that had fallen from a rooftop. The juvenile was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center by ambulance with minor injuries.
  • 2:26 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of McCormick Street for littering. Officers located the subject who was illegally dumping trash and had him remove the trash.
  • 3:10 pm, officers responded to the 1100 block of Walnut for a missing juvenile. Officers took the report and started to attempt to locate the missing juvenile.
  • 4:58 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a child custody issue. Officers gave the subject counseling on what to do with the situation.
  • 6:49 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington for a peace disturbance. Officers located the subject causing the disturbance and had him leave the property.
  • 7:23 pm, officer arrested Travis Mortz for peace disturbance and child neglect. He was transported to the police department and fully processed.
  • 11:22 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a harassment report. After a short investigation officers determined that no harassment had occurred.

The Chillicothe Police Department conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

BUSY LABOR DAY WEEKEND - OFFICERS RESPONDED TO OVER 300 CALLS FOR SERVICE OVER THE WEEKEND. OFFICERS ARRESTED 7 PEOPLE OVER THE WEEKEND FOR VARIOUS CRIMES. OFFICERS LOCATED THE JUVENILE THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED AS LONG WITH LOCATING A SEPARATE JUVENILE THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING FROM TRENTON MISSOURI.

For Release: 09/2/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Reference: Press Release for 08/31/2019

August 31, 2019

  • 07:02 AM, officer responded to the 1000 Graves street for an alarm. Officers found the alarm to be false.
  • 07:05 AM, officers responded to the 400 block of Polk to recover found property.
  • 7:51 AM. officers responded to the 700 block of Washington for an alarm. Officers found the alarm to be false.
  • 8:14 Am, officers arrested Ryan Alt for possession of narcotics. He was fully processed and released with municipal citations.
  • 10: 20 am, officers responded to the 200 Block of Park Lane for an unattended death. The death was of natural causes.
  • 12:20 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves and arrested Jordan Riggins for stealing/shoplifting.
  • 3:44 pm, officers responded to the 1600 block of Bryan Street for a verbal domestic. The subjects in question refused to say anything about the argument. Officers counseled them on their behavior.
  • 5:13 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Clay Street for bicycles that had been stolen from a residence. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 5:17 pm, officers arrested Cameron Tuttle for resisting detention. He was fully processed and released with municipal citations.
  • 6:36 pm, officers arrested Anthony Monroe for child abuse and assault. He was fully processed and taken to the Davies DeKalb Regional Jail. He was later issued a Warrant for child abuse with a $10,000 cash only bond.
  • 9:24 pm, officers responded to the 1200 block of Miller for a disturbance. No disturbance had occurred.
  • 10:24 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Bridge Street to assist with a medical call.

For Release: 08/31/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 08/30/2019

August 30, 2019

  • 08:27AM, officer responded to the 400 block of Polk Street for a well-being check. Officers checked on the resident who was fine.
  • 08:45 AM, officers responded to the 100 block of East Jackson for a possible stealing that had occurred. The subject wished to wait to file a formal report at this time.
  • 12:28 PM. officers responded to the 800 Block of industrial drive for a stealing report. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 2:04 pm, officers responded to the area of Clay Street and Grandview for a parking complaint. The vehicles were moved by the owners.
  • 2:53 pm, officers responded to the area of Calhoun Street and Woodward for a non-injury vehicle accident. One driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated resulting in an accident.
  • 4:13 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a harassment report. After speaking with the subject it was determined no harassment had occurred.
  • 4:42 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of South Washington to check a possible fraud. After a short investigation it was determined that no fraud had occurred.
  • 5:21 pm, officers responded to the area of Calhoun Street and Dickenson for an animal complaint. Officers and the owner were able to capture the dog.
  • 6:11pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a custody dispute. Officers were able to get the subjects to come to a civil agreement.
  • 8:37 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Central Street for to check the well-being of a person. Officers checked on the subject who was fine.
  • 9:06 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street to check on 3 people with a sign with a possible child. The subjects did not have a child - they had a large dog.
  • 9:12 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block for an unwanted person. The un wanted person left prior to officers arrival.
  • 9:39 pm, officers responded to the 2700 block of Washington for a possible assault that had occurred. It was determined that the assault happened in a different jurisdiction.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 143 calls for service on Friday, Aug 30, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 08/28/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 08/27/2019

August 27, 2019

  • 01:45 PM, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of 3rd Street. The aggressor was arrested and processed at the police station. Subject was then released on condition to have no contact with the female party.
  • 02:16 PM, officers responded to the 500 block for a possible fraud. After a short investigation it was determined that no fraud had occurred at that time.
  • 02:53M. officers responded to the police station and arrested Sarah Knouse for an outstanding warrant.
  • 03:10 pm, officers responded to the 300 block of Woodrow for suspicious activity. Officers checked the residence and found it to be secure and nothing out of place.
  • 5:40 pm, officers responded to the Gravesville Park area for a subject causing a disturbance. Officers contacted the subject and warned him about his conduct.
  • 7:44 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of South Washington for a private property accident. The subjects exchanged information with the officers present due to the minor damage.
  • 11:05 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Locust and recovered a stolen motorcycle out of Trenton Missouri. Further investigation is to continue in this case.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 84 calls for service on Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

August 26 Daily News Release
Police Chief Jon Maples #19

  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 0445 hours, officers were conducting business checks in the south part of the city when they were dispatched to a business alarm call in the 500 block of Park Lane. Officers responded and conducted a walkthrough. The building was secure and management was contacted. Our goal is to quickly respond and make sure our businesses in the city are safe and well taken care of.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 0830 hours, dispatchers received a 911 call where no one answered the phone. Following protocol, they called the number back and someone had answered. It was a parent and they notified all was fine and their kiddo had accidentally dialed 911.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1200 hours, officers conducted a well-being check in the 1500 block of Clay Street for the department of social services. All was fine and message was relayed.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 0730hours, the detective transported digital evidence to St. Joseph, Missouri, Police Department for assistance. St. Joseph Detectives unit is gracious enough to assist smaller departments like us in obtaining digital evidence. They have more resources and are willing to assist. These items of evidence will assist in several cases such as one sexual assault case and one drug distribution case. We are thankful for their partnership.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1320 hours, officers responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident near the US 65 and US 36 overpass. One vehicle was towed from the scene and two citations issued to the owner of the striking vehicle.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1330 hours, three officers testified on a preliminary hearing for a past court case in which a suspect was passing bad checks, fraudulently purchasing and selling vehicles, and Financial Exploitation Of Elder/Disabled Person. The prosecutor with the assistance of the arresting/testifying officers' investigation fought the case in court and the court found enough probable cause to bound over from the Associate Court to the Circuit Court.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1445 hours officers responded to a three-vehicle injury accident in the 800 block of Washington Street. One vehicle was towed from the scene with citations issued to the striking vehicle, with the driver of the striking vehicle being transported by Chillicothe EMS to Hedrick Medical Center.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1530 hours, Chief Maples along with Fire Chief Eric Reeter and members of Hedrick Medical Center and Livingston County Health Center attended a meeting with Northwest Health Services for the Northwest Missouri Rural Health Consortium. This is a grant from Rural Community Opioid Response Program to focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery of elements of opioid use disorders, substance abuse, and gaps in primary care of the area as identified by our community and agencies. In the near future we will work as a team in collecting data, create a plan of action in response to this program, and steps to implement this program in our area. We are excited to be a part of this and assist in bettering our community.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1530 hours, Sergeant Hays and Detective Murdock attended a meeting at HMC with the HMC Staff, Judge Leamer, and Livingston County Sheriff's Office to better assist in the process of obtaining mental health paperwork and assist in bettering our community.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1630 hours, Sergeant Hays and Detective Murdock were on their way back and observed a 34 yare old male walking with a no bond parole warrant. He was placed under arrest and transported to DDRJ. During the arrest methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia was located. Additional charges are now being sought for possession of a controlled substance.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1700 hours, officers responded to the 200 block of JFK in reference to illegal trash dumping. Officers are investigating the matter at hand and assisting in stopping these actions.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1730 officer responded to the 10 block of Jackson Street regarding a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was upset about doing homework and discipline. The parents were advised of their options and a report will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 1940 hours, officers responded to a business in the 300 block of Washington Street in reference to a belligerent customer. Upon officers arrival, they learned the customer had left and were advised to call if the customer came back and was belligerent.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 2000 hours, officers responded to the 700 block of Woodard Street regarding a report of a vehicle that had struck a utility pole and then left the scene. Officers located the pole and a short time later the suspect vehicle. A 52-year-old male was placed under arrest for leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended. Bassett was processed at the Chillicothe Police Department and released with citations.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 2000 hours, officers were on the call looking for the leaving the scene of an accident suspect when a check well-being came in. Officers attempted the check well-being an hour later because they were on other calls at the time. No one was home and the party was allegedly in Chula, Missouri.
  • On August 26, 2019, at approximately 2300 hours, officers responded to the 100 block of E. Jackson in reference to a noise complaint. Neighbors were playing basketball and loud music. They were contacted by officers and agreed to stop for the night.

On August 26, 2019, Chillicothe Police officers responded to 90 calls for service. They also attempted to conduct traffic enforcement while taking so many calls. They conducted several traffic stops with multiple citations issued.

For Release: 08/26/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

August 25, 2019

  • 01:19 AM, officers called to a noise complaint in the 400 block of Webster Street. Resident was advised of the complaint and no further complaints were received.
  • 3:27 AM, officers received call from suicide prevention hotline regarding a named resident needing assistance. Investigation revealed subject who called hotline were not who they said they were, and proper person was located at 3:58 AM and taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
  • 4:03 AM, officers called to the area of the 1300 block of Calhoun Street for a suspicious person. No suspicious person was located.
  • 8:46 AM, officer called to Gravesville Park for a property damage report. Officer advised damage was a pre-existing incident.
  • 9:06 AM, officer called to an animal complaint in the 2100 block of Ridgecrest. Officer spoke with owner of the animals and advised of complaint.
  • 10:11 AM, officer called to a left the scene accident in the business parking lot in the 600 block of West Business 36. Investigation continues.
  • 11:54 AM, officer called to the 300 block of East Bridge to a report of theft.
  • 12:37 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of Jackson Street. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 2:14 PM, officer received complaint of motorist driving in a careless manner in the 600 block of Samuel. Officer located motorist, observed no violations, and advised motorist of the complaints.
  • 2:29 AM, officer conducted a well-being check in the 800 block of Broadway after family member could not reach subject by phone. Contact was made with subject and it was discovered the phone line was down. Officer assisted by resetting phone line.
  • 2:57 PM, officer conducted well-being check on subject in the 1000 block of Graves. Subject was found to be fine and refused further assistance with housing.
  • 7:58 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 800 block of South Washington Street. Driver was cited for no insurance and issued warning for expired registration.
  • 8:25 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Officer requested Livingston County Deputy and K9 Zaki to scene. K9 Zaki alerted to narcotics in the vehicle and subsequent search yielded a small quantity of methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia. Driver was arrested, cited, and released, pending lab results.
  • 9:56 PM, officer called to the 1000 block of Walnut for suspicious activity. No suspicious activity was observed.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 61 calls for service on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

For Release: 08/25/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

August 24, 2019

  • 01:55 AM, officers called to the area of Clay Street Park for a barking dog complaint. The owner had taken the animal inside.
  • 03:01 AM, officers called to a residential burglary alarm in the 600 block of ElmDale. The residence was checked and found to be secure.
  • 10:08 AM, officers called to a noise complaint in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. Residents were advised of the complaint and no further complaints were received.
  • 11:11 AM, Subject turned themselves into the police department on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to appear on a speeding charge. Subject posted the required bond and was released pending a future court appearance.
  • 2:43 PM, officers conducted well-being check of subject in the 900 block of Elm after family member was unable to make contact. Contact was made with the subject and message was relayed to contact family member.
  • 3:09 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of Park Lane. Driver was cited for failing to register motor vehicle.
  • 3:23 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at Morning side and Lakeview. Driver was issued warning for improper display of license plates.
  • 3:46 PM, officer called to the 10 block of Jennifer Lane for suspicious activity. No suspicious activity was observed.
  • 6:40 PM, officers conducted a well-being check in the 3000 block of Comanche. Resident was found to be safe.
  • 6:49 PM, officers called to a report of harassment in a business parking lot in the 1200 block of North Washington Street.
  • 8:32 PM, officers called to the 1500 block of Calhoun for a report of juvenile running out into the roadway in front of traffic. Officers did not locate any juveniles in the area.
  • 9:20 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 600 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 9:22 PM, officer called to a business in the 500 block of East Business 36 regarding an unwanted person on the premises. The person was located on a different business property in the area and advised not to return to the other business.
  • 9:46 PM, officer called to a business in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for a check the well-being of a customer. The customer was suffering from a pre-diagnosed illness and was waiting for family member to arrive to assist.
  • 9:54 PM, officer received a report of vehicle being driven in a careless manner in the 1000 block of North Washington Street. Officer conducted traffic surveillance and did not observe any careless drivers.
  • 11:19 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1800 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 11:29 PM, officer received a report of a possible drunk driver traveling southbound on Washington Street near Business 36. Officer located vehicle and its driver and determined the driver to not be intoxicated.
  • 11:33 PM, officers called to a fight in progress at a business in the 400 block of Locust Street. Bartender advised one unknown underage female struck another female customer and then left the scene. Victim advised she did not wish to pursue charges. Bartender advised there was not property damage to business and was reporting as a mandatory requirement for liquor license.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 63 calls for service on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

For Release: 08/24/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

August 23, 2019

  • 00:25 AM, officers received a call of a barking dog in the 1100 block of Polk Street. Officer was unable to make contact with animal's owner, and animal was taken to the animal shelter.
  • 05:08 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for expired registration.
  • 05:18 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 06:04 AM, officer called to possible domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Borden. No domestic disturbance occurred. Officer and EMS assisted elderly subject with medical needs.
  • 06:39 AM, officer received report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 600 block of West Business 36. Investigation continues.
  • 06:48 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 07:00 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 07:15 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 07:32 AM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 08:05 AM, subject came to police station to report a minor accident where the reporting person roll into another vehicle, but the vehicle left the scene. Information was collected.
  • 10:17 AM, officer called to a parking complaint in the 1400 block of Walnut Street. Officer determined a funeral was taking place and provided the funeral an escort at 10:50 AM.
  • 12:00 PM, officer spoke with subject in regard to a letter that was received in the mail. The letter was determined to be legitimate.
  • 12:04 PM, officer received information of a wanted subject walking into a residence in the 200 block of Bridge Street. Officers were unable to make contact with anyone at that residence.
  • 12:24 PM, officers responded to a business in the 2600 block of north Washington Street for a report of theft and to recover narcotics. Office identified the theft suspects and owner of the narcotics and charges are pending.
  • 2:22 PM, officer called to the 1100 block of Hillside for a missing child. Officer discovered the missing child asleep under a bed in the residence.
  • 3:15 PM, officer spoke with juveniles at Clay Street Park about proper behavior at a city park.
  • 3:53 PM, officer called to business in the 400 block of Park Lane. A subject was located in the business, escorted outside, and advised to not enter the business in the future or charges would be sought.
  • 4:09 PM, officer assisted a subject with a car seat installation at the police department.
  • 6:29 PM, officer called to the 300 block of Walnut for a well-being check. The resident was not able to be contacted at the residence.
  • 6:58 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for excessive acceleration.
  • 7:14 PM, officer called to the 200 block of Tenth Street for a parking complaint. Owner of the vehicle was unable to be contacted; warning ticket left on vehicle.
  • 7:17 PM, officer called to East Polk Street at the new bridge and removed debris from the roadway.
  • 7:37 PM, officer called to the 1500 block of Burnam Road for a parking complaint. Warning ticket was placed on vehicle for removal.
  • 8:42 PM, officer conducted a well-being check of a subject at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. It was determined the subject was an employee waiting for a ride home.
  • 9:09 PM, officer spoke with subject regarding harassment. Officer provided information to subject on protection orders.
  • 9:16 PM, officer received parking complaint in the 400 block of Calhoun Street. The vehicle was tagged for removal after lack of contact with owner.
  • 10:00, officer called to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street for a vehicle being driven in a careless manner. Vehicle was gone upon officers arrival.
  • 10:12 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 800 block of Bryan Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.

Officers conducted several business safety checks during their shift.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 128 calls for service on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Further information from our press release sent out on 08/20/2019, 0350 hours, by Assistant Chief Sampsel - On August 19, 2019, at approximately 5:14 PM, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Webster Street, Chillicothe, Missouri to conduct a well-being check. Investigation revealed that 61 year old Randy Constant was found deceased inside the residence from an apparent suicide. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the exact cause of death. Investigation was conducted by the Chillicothe Police, Emergency Services, and Livingston County Coroner. The body was removed by Livingston County Coroner. -- Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples

For Release: 08/19/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

August 18, 2019

  • 01:48 AM, officer responded to the 900 block of Elm Street for a suicidal subject that had overdosed. Subject was taken to the Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.
  • 07:55 AM, officers responded to the 500 block South Washington for a fraud report. Someone had passed a fraud $100.00 bill.
  • 08:36 AM. officers responded to the 400 block of Calhoun Street for a vacant home that had possibly been broken into. Officers check the home and it as secure.
  • 12:59 pm, officers responded to the 1200 block of 3rd Street for an alarm call. Officers found the alarm to be false.
  • 2:45 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Bryan Street for a property damage that had occurred. Officers took the report and located a juvenile suspect. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 3:20 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of West Business 36 Highway for a check well-being. Officers located an intoxicated subject and escorted him to his hotel room.
  • 3:24 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Alexander Street for a possible stealing. It was later determined that the subjects juvenile daughter had taken the item.
  • 6:24 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of Clay Street for a fire alarm with the fire department. It was determined one of the residents had burnt there food while cooking.
  • 6:56 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a person sleeping in there vehicle. Officers located the subject and referred them to the Community Resource Center.
  • 8:48 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Polk Street for a possible harassment report. Officers determined that no harassment had occurred.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 74 calls for service on Friday, Aug 18, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops, and building checks.

For Release: 08/19/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

August 17, 2019

  • 7:19 am, officers responded to the 1300 block of Monroe Street for a suspicious vehicle. Officers checked the vehicle and spoke to the owner about what appeared to be a bullet hole in the vehicle. It was determined not to be a bullet hole in the vehicle.
  • 12:19 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Cowgill for animal neglect. Officers made contact with the owners of the animals and observed the animals. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 1:31 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Locust Street for a possible harassment report. Officers determined that a harassment had not occurred.
  • 5:21 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of Bridge Street to assist Division of Family Services. Officers and DFS checked the well-being of the children living in the home. Investigation will continue with DFS.
  • 6:54 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Webster Street for a person having a medical issue. Officers took the subject to the Hedrick Medical Center for a mental evaluation.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 61 calls for service on Sunday, Aug 17, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 08/16/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

Aug 16, 2019

  • 08:31AM, officer responded to the 400 block of Polk street for a stealing report. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 12:15 PM, officers responded to Hicks Hometown for a non-injury accident. A report of the accident was taken and no parties were injured in the crash.
  • 03:10 PM. officers responded to the Days Inn for a property dispute. Officers were able to have all involved come to a civil agreement.
  • 3:40 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for stealing report. Investigation is to continue in this report.
  • 6:30 pm, officers responded to the area of US 36 and US 65 for a suspicious person. The subject was gone prior to officers arrival.
  • 8:26 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Mechanic Street for knives found in a yard. The items were collected and disposed of.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 89 calls for service on Friday, Aug 16, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 08/12/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Friday, August 9

  • At approximately 2:19 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1400 block of Alexander St. Officers were able to make contact with a family member who advised everything was okay.
  • At approximately 7:49 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 9:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residential alarm in the 100 block of Trenton Rd. Officers discovered it was a test and they forgot to notify the Police Department.
  • At approximately 9:46 a.m., officers were flagged down by a citizen in reference to a dog running-at-large in the area of J.F.K. Ave. and Maple St. Officers were unable to catch the dog at that time. Animal control was notified.
  • At approximately 9:54 a.m., officers were out at the courthouse for court duties.
  • At approximately 10:05 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 500 block of Samuel St. Officers made contact with a family member who advised the person was okay.
  • At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 11:40 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 12:06 p.m., officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave.
  • At approximately 12:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a fire alarm in the 700 block of Clay St. Officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 1:08 p.m., officers were out at the courthouse for court duties.
  • At approximately 1:21 p.m., officers removed debris from U.S. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 1:21 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 400 block of S. Washington St. Officers contacted a family member and advised them of options.
  • At approximately 1:26 p.m., officers contacted a solicitor (pan handler) in the area of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. and Graves St. Officers advised the person of the City Ordinance and they left.
  • At approximately 2:41 p.m., officers were at City Hall.
  • At approximately 3:37 p.m., officers arrested Ronald Gene Dryer on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for illegal burning in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. Dryer was processed at the Police Department. He posted bond and was released.
  • At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 200 block of E. Bridge St.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers conducted stationary radar on Borden St.
  • At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a civil matter and discovered it was in another jurisdiction. The citizen was directed to the appropriate agency.
  • At approximately 3:58 p.m., officers spoke with a parent about an on-going juvenile investigation at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 4:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible stealing and exploitation of the elderly in the 1100 block of Bryan St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 600 block of Harvester Rd. Officers did not observe any violation.
  • At approximately 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible distressed driver of a vehicle on Eastbound U.S. 36 Hwy. near U.S. 65 Hwy. Officers discovered a medical emergency and were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 8:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible suspicious activity in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers did not discover anything suspicious.
  • At approximately 8:15 p.m., officers spoke with a juvenile about possible stealing in the 1000 block of Jackson St. Officers assisted the juvenile.
  • At approximately 9:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud noise in the 500 block of Vine St. Officers were unable to locate the source.
  • At approximately 10:12 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 800 block of Woodward St.
  • At approximately 10:32 p.m., officers took a report of harassment at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:58 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lambert Dr. and Country Club Dr. Officers called for a K-9 and were assisted by a Livingston County Deputy Sheriff and his K-9 Zaki. Evidence of drug activity was discovered. This lead to a search warrant of a residence. (See August 10)
  • At approximately 11:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the area of N. Washington St. and Calhoun St. When Officers located the individuals, they were doing push-ups in the middle of an intersection. Officers warned the individuals of the dangers of this type of behavior.

Saturday, August 10

  • At approximately 1:18 a.m., officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for a residence in the 1800 block of Borden St. Officers had received numerous complaints in the past week of drug activity. The traffic stop from August 9 at 10:58 p.m. was related to the drug activity in that area. Officers executed the search warrant with the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Between the traffic stop and search warrant, officers seized controlled prescription pills, over 100 grams of marijuana, what is believed to be psilocybin mushrooms and evidence of distributing narcotics and paraphernalia. Officers also seized a handgun during the search. Officers also discovered children living in and present in the address during the search warrant. A 29-year-old female was arrested, processed at the Police Department, and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. Charges are pending for another adult resident.
  • At approximately 3:34 a.m., officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail.
  • At approximately 5:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible careless and imprudent driver coming into Chillicothe from the South on U.S. 65 Hwy. Officers located a vehicle matching the description and did not observe any violations.
  • At approximately 7:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to trespassing in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers made contact with the person, and they were advised to not return.
  • At approximately 8:57 a.m., officers conducted a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 9:48 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible trespassing in the 700 block of Missouri Ave. Officers made contact with the complainant and the suspected trespasser. The incident was resolved.
  • At approximately 11:29 a.m., officers attempted to return property in the 1900 block of Calhoun St.
  • At approximately 12:34 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 2600 block of Shawnee Dr. Officers made contact and were advised the person was having phone problems and would attempt to contact the family member.
  • At approximately 1:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible speeding four-wheeler in the 200-300 block of Third St. Officers were unable to locate it.
  • At approximately 2:40 p.m., officers arrested Lila Lee Combs on an active arrest warrant out of Trenton for failure to appear in the 2600 block of N. Washington St. Combs was transported to the Police Department for processing. Combs was unable to post the required $200.00 cash only bond. She was later transported to the Livingston/Grundy County Line and turned over to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office.
  • At approximately 3:36 p.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport to the Livingston/Grundy County Line.
  • At approximately 3:43 p.m., officers took a report of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 300 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 4:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible intoxicated driver in the 3000 block of Litton Rd. Due to the calls for service, officers were unable to respond right away.
  • At approximately 5:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 2600 block of Fair St. The incident was determined to be verbal and the parties separated.
  • At approximately 6:34 p.m., officers assisted another agency in attempting to contact individuals for possible stealing in the 300 block of Cherry St. Officers were unable to make contact at that time.
  • At approximately 7:01 p.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a residential alarm in the 700 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 7:12 p.m., officers assisted another agency in attempting to contact individuals for property in the 800 block of Woodward St. Officers were unable to make contact.
  • At approximately 7:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to a male pulling a gun on another male in the area of JFK Ave. and Broadway St. The victim declined to pursue charges.
  • At approximately 8:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible violation of an ex parte in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible gunshots in the area of Clay Street Park. Officers spoke with residents in the neighborhood who stated they saw fireworks. Officers were unable to locate the source of the fireworks.

Sunday, August 11

  • At approximately 12:09 a.m., officers took a report of a dog bite in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 6:21 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 400 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 6:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the area of Jackson St. and Chicago Ave. Officers discovered nothing criminal had occurred.
  • At approximately 8:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 300 block of S. Washington St. Officers discovered there was no emergency.
  • At approximately 9:14 a.m., officers checked road conditions at Adam Dr. and Tomahawk Rd.

    At approximately 11:55 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 300 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 1:19 p.m., officers took a person into protective custody. The person was transported to a medical facility for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 2:49 p.m., officers conducted a transport of a citizen to a medical facility for treatment and evaluation.
  • At approximately 3:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible criminal activity in the 10 block of Jennifer Ln. Officers discovered there was no evidence of any criminal activity.
  • At approximately 3:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to "kids riding something illegal" on Adkins Dr. Officers did not observe any children riding anything illegal in the area.
  • At approximately 6:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible animal neglect in the 1800 block of Borden St. Officers contacted the owner and were warned of violations and given time to take corrective action.
  • At approximately 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible missing personal identification cards in the 1100 block of Bryan St. Officers assisted the citizen and no report was needed.
  • At approximately 7:26 p.m., officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 100 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 7:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to children playing on the street in the 1100 block of Grandview Ave. Officers contacted a parent and advised them of the complaint. The children moved to the backyard to continue playing.
  • At approximately 8:26 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the area of Cherry St. and Third St.
  • At approximately 9:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers discovered there was no emergency.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 117 calls for service on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 46 calls for service on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 69 calls for service on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

For Release: 08/04/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 08/5/2019

Aug 4, 2019

  • 10:32 am, officers conducted a traffic at US 36 Highway and US 65 Highway for a traffic violation. Officers arrested Charles Chun Yu Hung for driving while suspended and an active warrant out of Cass County, MO. Hung was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where he was processed and released with a municipal citation and posting the required bond on the warrant.
  • 11:45 am, officers responded to the 1100 block of Hillside Drive for a suspicious person. Officers did not locate anyone in the area.
  • 12:10 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Vine for an alarm. The alarm was found to be false.
  • 2:40 pm, officers responded to the Hedrick Medical Center for an unruly person. Officers were able to get the person calm down and receive medical treatment.
  • 2:50 pm, officers began an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred approximately 10 years ago. Officers spoke with the victim and her family at the Chillicothe Police Department. The investigation is continuing.
  • 5:01 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street, regarding two subjects caught shoplifting. Officers arrested Jacob Ryan Marinez and Devin Lynn Macclain for shoplifting. Both subjects were transported to the Chillicothe Police Department and processed and released with municipal citations.
  • 5:22 pm, officers responded 400 block of Polk Street, regarding a suicidal subject with a knife. Upon arrival it was determined the subject was not suicidal and did not have a knife. Officers made contact with Michelle Lynn Ahl and Jonathan Alexander Gentile who were involved in a domestic disturbance. Nothing physical occurred, and one subject left the residence
  • 6:69 pm, officers responded to the area of Dickenson and Directory Street for young children playing in the street. The children were advised not to play in the street.
  • 20:37 pm, officers responded to the 700 block of Chicago for a well-being check. The subject was currently out of town with family.
  • 9:22 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of a suicidal subject. The subject was contacted and taken to the Hedrick Medical Center for a mental evaluation.
  • 10:02 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington Street for a suspicious vehicle. Officers made contact with the subjects who were waiting on a friend.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 71 calls for service on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops, and building checks.

For Release: 08/03/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 08/05/2019

Aug 3, 2019

  • 05:44 AM, officers responded to the 400 block of Dickenson for a missing juvenile. The juvenile later returned to her residence. Officers took a report which was forwarded to the Livingston county Juvenile Office.
  • 09:50 AM, officers responded to the 900 block of Fredrick Street, regarding cable lines being cut. Officers made contact with Hilaria Villarico Williams who stated someone had cut her Directv cables. Investigation continuing.
  • 10:16 AM. officers responded to the Hedrick Medical Center for a possible stealing. After a brief investigation it was determined that no stealing had occurred.
  • 3:57 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible assault that had occurred. This case is under investigation.
  • 4:08 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of North Herriford, regarding a stealing report. Officers made contact with Ronald Gene Dryer who stated someone had stolen a wood hutch and his bank card and identification card. Investigation is to continue.
  • 6:14 pm, officers arrested Steven Phillips for an outstanding Caldwell County Warrant. Phillips was released to Caldwell County Deputies.
  • 8:06 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Mitchell Ave. for an alarm. The alarm was false.
  • 10:59 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington for a possible assault. Investigation is to continue in this case.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 61 calls for service on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops, and building checks.

For Release: 08/02/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 08/03/2019

Aug 2, 2019

  • 02:43 AM, officers responded to the 1200 block of Keith Ave. for suspicious activity. The caller stated that someone was banging on the side of her residence. The suspect was not located in the area. Officers escorted the caller to State Highway 190 so she could stay with a friend.
  • 04:53 AM, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a report of a sex crime involving a juvenile. Investigation is on-going in this case.
  • 06:57 AM. officers responded to the area of Bryan Street and Cherry Street for a non-injury accident. Report was completed.
  • 07:49 am, officers responded to the 700 block of Elm Street and arrested Jesse McCoy for an outstanding Livingston County Warrant. McCoy was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 10:15 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of Keith Ave. for a civil matter over property exchange.
  • 12:00 pm, officers responded to the 600 block Washington Street for a non-injury accident. Report was completed.
  • 01:35 pm, officers responded to the 1700 block of Borden Street for juveniles left at home alone. Parents were contacted.
  • 02:50 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Business 36 Highway for a gas drive off. The driver was contacted at his home and returned to pay for his gas that he thought he already paid for.
  • 03:49 pm, officers responded to the Clay Street park and recovered an abandon bicycle.
  • 08:09 pm, officers responded to 600 block of Walnut in reference a 17-year-old not wanting to return home. Officers contacted the juvenile and instructed her to return to her residence.
  • 08:19 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Elm for a well-being check. Officers spoke with the subject who stated that he was ok and would contact the calling party.
  • 09:09 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Keith Avenue for a possible suicidal subject. Officers made contact and transported the subject to the Hedrick Medical Center for an Evaluation.
  • 09:44 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Dickenson for a possible disturbance. No disturbance was found in the area.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 98 calls for service on Friday, Aug 2, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 07/29/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 07/28/2019

July 28, 2019

  • 00:20 AM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of South Washington Street. Driver was cited for failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance, and displaying license plates of another.
  • 00:36 AM, officers conducted secure check of old stadium.
  • 7:11 AM, officer conducted traffic stop on US 65 at Coach K Road. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 8:16 AM, officer conducted well-being check on subject walking on US 36. Subject had just gotten off work and was walking home.
  • 9:27 AM, officers conducted well-being check on subject in the 1200 block of Green Street. Subject was not located.
  • 12:17 PM, officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves to a report of theft. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Crystal Coughron for stealing. Coughron was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a future Municipal Court appearance.
  • 2:16 PM, officer called to a report of a suspicious person in the area of Green and Graves. No suspicious person was located.
  • 2:57 PM, officers called to the 900 block of North Washington to a report of a person setting on a bench for an extended period of time and the caller thought it was suspicious. The person was just enjoying the weather.
  • 3:58 PM, officers called to the 400 block of East Bridge reference one neighbor believed it to be illegal for another neighbor to be looking out their own residential window at them as they had placed a no trespassing sign on their tree. Officer explained to resident to put up a privacy fence if they wanted a higher expectation of privacy.
  • 5:35 PM, officer responded to a report of harassment in the 1400 block of Polk. No harassment had occurred.
  • 6:14 PM, officer recovered personal documents in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officer contacted owner of documents and was advised to destroy items.
  • 7:43 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of North Washington Street. The driver was arrested for driving while revoked, no insurance, and defective equipment. Driver was issued citations and released pending a future Municipal Court appearance.
  • 8:04 PM, officers responded to a report of burglary in the 100 block of East Bridge. No burglary had occurred.
  • 11:05 PM, officer called to a private parking lot accident in the 3100 block of Litton Road. Drivers exchanged information and no report was needed.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 65 calls for service on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

For Release: 07/24/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
News Release


Tuesday, July 23

  • At approximately 12:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Officers arrested Shelby Marie Barnett for domestic assault. She was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • At approximately 9:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver in the 700 block of Elm St. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At approximately 9:37 a.m., officers were out at the Livingston County Courthouse for court duties.
  • At approximately 10:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 600 block of Williams St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:23 a.m., officers assisted a citizen at the Police Department with registering their bicycle.
  • At approximately 10:26 a.m., officers conducted a funeral escort for a local funeral home.
  • At approximately 10:51 a.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. Officers were assisted by Animal Control.
  • At approximately 1:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 900 block of Webster St. Officers did not observe any violation.
  • At approximately 1:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking violation in the 200 block of Southwest Dr. Officers observed a violation and notified the owner to have it removed.
  • At approximately 1:24 p.m., officers assisted a citizen at the Police Department with registering their bicycle.
  • At approximately 2:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers were assisted by Animal Control.
  • At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were at the Livingston County Courthouse for court duties.
  • At approximately 4:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible property damage and parking violation in the 1000 block of Broadway St. Officers assisted the citizen in resolving the complaints.
  • At approximately 5:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible burglary in the 1400 block of McVey St. Officers contacted the resident who advised no crime had been committed.
  • At approximately 9:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible assault at Danner Park. The investigation is on-going.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 94 calls for service on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

For Release: 07/23/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

July 22, 2019

  • 8:08 AM, officers received a report of sexual assault that occurred several years ago in the 1100 Block of Grandview. The investigation is ongoing.
  • 9:47 AM, officers called to the 1700 block of North Washington for debris in the roadway.
  • 10:24 AM, officers traveled to Chillicothe Truck Repair and Tow to recover a firearm left in a vehicle from a prior accident investigation.
  • 10:46 AM, officers called to a one vehicle accident in a business parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves. A driver struck a stop sign and concrete post which disabled the vehicle front tire.
  • 1:11 PM, officers responded to a one vehicle accident at Third and Hillcrest. A vehicle traveled off the roadway, struck a ditch, and became disabled.
  • 1:32 PM, officers called to the 700 block of Williams Street for an illegal entry into a storage unit.
  • 1:39 PM, officers attempted a well-being check in the 1400 block of Easton, but the subject was not located.
  • 3:38 PM, officers responded to a noise complaint in the 100 block of Third. Resident was advised of the complaint.
  • 4:26 PM, officers called to a parking complaint in the 1800 block of Clay. Owner of vehicle was located ad vehicle was properly parked.
  • 5:21 PM, officers called to a parking complaint in the 200 block of Clay. Owner of vehicle was located and vehicle was properly parked.
  • 7:05 PM, officers received report of credit card fraud from a resident in the 1700 block of Borden.
  • 7:57 PM, officers spoke to subject regarding custody dispute. Subject was advised of their remedies.
  • 8:45 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 9:19 PM, officers took call of landlord/tenant issue. Parties were advised of their remedies.
  • 9:31 PM, officers spoke to subject about harassment.
  • 10:10 PM, officers conducted well-being check in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. Subject was found to be safe.
  • 10:36 PM, officers called to a suspicious person report in the 1600 block of Webster. No suspicious persons were located.
  • 11:15 PM, officers called to a hotel in the 1000 block of South Washington for a domestic disturbance. The incident was reported to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.
  • 11:53 PM, officers were called back to a hotel in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. At this time, it was determined by physical evidence, a physical assault had occurred; therefore, officers arrested a female resident/employee of the hotel for domestic assault. She was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 100 calls for service on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Special Press Release
07/22/19

During the weekend, officers worked two accidents where alcohol was the cause of the accident. Officer Turpin, the Chillicothe Police Department's new accident investigator, with the assistance of Missouri State Highway Patrol, are currently conducting an accident investigation that involved speeds of 100 mph. The driver of the vehicle was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and not wearing his seatbelt. The result of the roll over accident left the driver in critical condition from being thrown from the vehicle. The driver had two small children in the vehicle and was driving approximately 100 MPH prior to the accident. Alcohol and speed are believed to be the two major factors resulting in the accident. Neither child was injured due to being in proper child restraints. The Police Department has noticed an increase of people operating their motor vehicle after drinking alcohol. A reminder to all is that this is one of the most dangerous things you can do in a motor vehicle. We are asking citizens to get a ride from a friend or call a cab if they have been drinking alcohol. Please be safe.

For Release: 07/22/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

July 20, 2019

  • 12:38 AM, officers responded to the 500 block of Dickinson for a one vehicle car accident. Nathaniel A Lewellen, was arrested for driving while intoxicated involving an accident. He was issued municipal citations and released to a sober driver.
  • 02:28 AM, officers responded to the 400 block of Clay Street for a suspicious vehicle. Officers did not find the vehicle in the area.
  • 03:03 AM. officers responded to the 300 block of Polk Street to assist with EMS with a medical emergency. The subject was taken to the Hedrick Medical center to receive treatment.
  • 11:22 am, officers responded to the 900 block of Shagbark for a non-injury motor vehicle accident.
  • 11: 50 am, officers responded to the Chillicothe Correctional Center for a suspicious vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver who was waiting for a person in visiting an inmate.
  • 06:34 pm, officers responded to 3rd Street and Washington Street for a non-injury accident.
  • 06:50 pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible stealing report. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 08:26 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Graves Street for a stealing from the business. Offices issued a municipal citation for shoplifting and released the suspect with a municipal court date.
  • 08:30 pm, officers responded to U.S. 36 Highway and Mitchell Ave. for a one car injury accident rollover. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 09:51 pm, officers responded to Dollar General for a general alarm. Officers found the alarm to be false.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 67 calls for service on Friday, July 19, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 07/22/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

July 21, 2019

  • 06:31 am, officers responded to the 400 block of Locust for a suspicious person. Officers made contact and found the subject was in need of assistance. Officers were able to help the subject.
  • 09:23 am, officers responded to the 300 block of Clay street for a verbal domestic. Officers made contact with the subjects who agreed to go their separate ways.
  • 10:12 am, officers responded to the area of Calhoun and Easton Street to check an open residence. Officers check the residence and found that the residence had been empty for some time.
  • 11:58 am, officers responded to the 400 block of Reynard Street for a stealing that had occurred. Investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 3:58 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Washington for an alarm at a business. Officers found the building to be secure and the alarm false.
  • 06:25 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Polk Street for a verbal argument. Officers did not locate the subjects arguing.
  • 06: 27 pm, officers responded to the 400 block of Walnut Street for gunshots. Officers found that someone had set off fireworks.
  • 11:04 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Park Lane for a business alarm. Officers found the building secure and the alarm to be false.
  • 11:43 pm, officers responded to the Hedrick Medical Center for a suspicious person in the pavilion located in the rear of the building. Officers responded and found the suspicious person to be a statue of a boy reading a book.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 52 calls for service on Friday, July 19, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 07/20/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor

July 19, 2019

  • 12:50 PM, officer responded to the 600 block of Walnut for an issue that was determined to be a civil matter.
  • 03:43 PM, officers responded to a residence to the 1700 block of Hickory for license plates that had been stolen. An on-going investigation is to continue.
  • 06:35 PM. officers took a phone call from the Dollar Tree regarding a disgruntled employee. Officers advised to call the police if the subject had returned to the store.
  • 07:00 Pm, officers completed the annual car show for the City of Chillicothe. No incidents reported during the car show other than fun.
  • 00:50 Pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street for a report of drag racing. The vehicles in question were not located.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 56 calls for service on Friday, July 19, 2019. Officers conducted several traffic stops and building checks.

For Release: 07/19/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

July 18, 2019

  • 2:00 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Washington and Ryan Lane. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 2:06 AM, officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Elm Street for a suicidal subject with a gun to his head. Officers contacted the subject, who was talked into laying down the firearm, and the subject was taken into protective custody. The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation. The firearm was seized from the resident, who was cooperative during this incident.
  • 10:45 AM, officer conducted funeral escort for local funeral home.
  • 11:31 AM, officer received a report of computer fraud in the 1500 block of Maples Street. Investigation continues.
  • 1:11 PM, officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Clay and Dickinson. A male on a motorcycle failed to yield causing a collision. The male was treated at the scene and refuse further treatment. He was cited for failing to yield. The other driver was uninjured.
  • 1:55 PM, officer called to a two-vehicle non injury accident in a parking lot in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. The drivers exchanged information.
  • 3:04 PM, officer attempted a warrant serviced in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The subject was not located.
  • 3:52 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of South Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 4:47 PM, officers responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of Samuel. No violations were observed.
  • 5:51 PM, officers conducted a traffic stop at Jackson and Locust Street after observing an occupant of the vehicle to have felony warrants. The occupant exited the vehicle and fled on foot a short distant but was apprehended by officers without further incident. The female, Slade Spencer, was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for failing to appear on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and a Carroll County warrant for failing to appear on charges of burglary and theft. Methamphetamine was also seized. Spencer was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A report is being forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for subsequent charges of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Officers were assisted by the Livingston county Sheriff's Department.
  • 6:19 PM, officers spoke to a subject about harassment in the 600 block of Walnut Street.
  • 6:32 PM, officer called for residence check in the 1600 block of Webster. Residence was found to safe.
  • 7:09 PM, officers received parking complaint in the 1100 block of Calhoun. Vehicle was gone upon officers arrival.
  • 8:17 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of business 36. Driver was cited for failing to register a motor vehicle, expired registration, and no insurance.
  • 9:38 PM, officer called for a parking complaint in the 600 block of Williams. No parking violations were observed.
  • 10:04 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at Jackson and Elm. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 10:13 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The driver, Jerry Hansen, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 69 calls for service on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

For Release: 07/15/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

July 14, 2019

  • 2:05 AM, officer conducted traffic stop at Clay and Locust. Driver was issued warning for failing to use turn signal.
  • 2:13 AM, officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Jackson. No suspicious activity was located.
  • 8:59 AM, officer conducted well-being check on subject in the 2100 block of Country Club. Subject was found to be safe.
  • 10:49 AM, officer received a report of possible property damage in the 1200 block of Locust. No property damage was located.
  • 11:05 AM, officers responded to the 1100 block of Polk Street regarding a civil property dispute.
  • 11:12 AM, officer responded to private property accident in the 200 block of West Business 36. Owners of vehicles advised no report was needed.
  • 12:10 PM, officer received a report of stolen trailer license plates.
  • 1:02 PM, officers responded to a business parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves in reference to two adult passengers appeared to be passed out in the vehicle. The vehicle was located a short distance away from the parking lot. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested a female for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The same female was also arrested on active Carroll County warrants. The female was processed at the police department and transferred to Carroll County.
  • 3:23 PM, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Clay Street. A female was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The female was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.
  • 4:52 PM, officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves for a report of shoplifting. A male subject was arrested for stealing, processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.
  • 5:21 PM, officer received a report of interference with custody. The report was forwarded to the proper authorities.
  • 5:42 PM, officers called to a residence in the 1100 block of Polk for a possible suicidal subject with a firearm. The subject was located without incident and the incident is believed to be a misunderstanding by the reporting person.
  • 8:45 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 8:47 PM, officer called to the 100 block of Herriman for a report of harassment. No harassment had occurred and the person was advised of civil actions.
  • 9:08 PM, officers called to a business in the 1000 block of Graves for a report of theft. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested a female for stealing. She was transported to the police department, processed, cited, and released pending a future court appearance.
  • 11:21 PM, officers conducted traffic stop in the 100 block of Jackson Street. Driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 11:58 PM, officers called to the area of the 600 block of JFK for suspicious activity. No suspicious activity was located.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 51 calls for service on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

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.

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
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Chief
Jon C. Maples
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