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The Chillicothe FFA Chapter recently made a donation of $1,200 to the Chillicothe Shop with a Cop program. The chapter raised money from supporters of the mud volleyball event and the chapter then matched the funds. On hand to present the check to members of the Chillicothe Police Department were Matt Hawkins, Hale, president, and Keagan Valbracht, Chillicothe, second vice president. CT 10 04 19

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Street Closings (Updated 11/13/2019)

  • November 21st from 5p-8p - Silver Moon Plaza area, Webster Street from Locust to Washington Street will be closed off for Main Street Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony.

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 11/13/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 11/12/2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

  • 12:51 AM, provided escort for employees of local business.
  • 1:18 AM, issued warning to a vehicle owner of illegally parked vehicle in the 2000 block of Ridgecrest.
  • 1:20 AM, issued warning to a vehicle owner of illegally parked vehicle in the 2100 block of Ridgecrest.
  • 1:38 AM, issued warning to a vehicle owner of illegally parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Burnam Road.
  • 1:50 AM, issued warning to a vehicle owner of illegally parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Maple Street.
  • 1:57 AM, assisted another police agency in attempting to locate a vehicle in the 200 block of East Polk. The vehicle was not located.
  • 2:00 AM, issued warning to vehicle owner of illegally parked vehicle in the 500 block of 10th Street.
  • 3:11 AM, called to the 2500 block of Short Street at the request of a home owner, who was out of town, as the residential alarm had activated. The residence was checked and found to be secure, homeowner was notified.
  • 10:03 AM, conducted traffic stop in the 700 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 10:18 AM, conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 11:32 AM, conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding and cited for no insurance.
  • 11:47 AM, conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 12:11 PM, conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of north Washington Street. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 12:28 PM, conducted traffic stop in the 500 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 12:49 PM, called to a residence in the 500 block of Baptist Home Lane regarding a telephone scam. Officer discussed the scam with the resident and informed the call was in fact a scam.
  • 12:49 PM, conducted traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Driver was cited for speeding.
  • 1:02 PM, called to the 1500 block of Calhoun Street for a report for a report of a child sex assault investigation. Investigation continues. Officer assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.
  • 1:03 PM, conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 1:06 PM, responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers determined the mother and daughter had a loud verbal argument about letting the dogs out.
  • 1:18 PM, conducted traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. The driver, Christopher Hill, was arrested for driving while suspended. Hill was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a future Municipal Court date.
  • 1:23 PM, called to a business in the 600 block of West Business 36 regarding an irate customer. Officers contacted the irate customer, who was subsequently escorted from the premises, without incident.
  • 3:10 PM, called to the 400 block of St. Louis Street regarding a bag of marijuana found on the sidewalk. Officer recovered the item and properly disposed of the item in the police department's drug take back box.
  • 3:22 PM, officers, along with the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, were called to a report of an unresponsive person in the 200 block of Park Lane. Officers and CDES determined the resident had passed form natural causes. Officer and CDES were assisted by the Livingston County Coroner's Office.
  • 5:16 PM, called to the 600 block of Webster regarding a landlord/tenant issue. Landlord and tenant were advised of their civil remedies.
  • 6:55 PM, received a report of theft at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officer advised customer had received cash back from a purchase at a self check out register, but customer forgot to retrieve the money. Officer discovered, by viewing video surveillance of the incident, that the money was recovered by a juvenile that was with another customer. The juvenile was identified and parents were contacted. Parent/Juvenile contacted officer in person, and officer had conversation with juvenile about being a responsible person and doing the right thing.
  • 7:09 PM, conducted traffic stop in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Driver was issued warning for stop sign violation.
  • 7:38 PM, called to a business in the 2600 block of North Washington Street for a gas drive off. Investigation continues.
  • 7:41 PM, officer was contacted at the police department by resident regarding a check received in the mail. Resident was advised the check was fraudulent.
  • 8:17 PM, officer  was contacted by resident in the 2000 block of Ridgecrest regarding warning resident received for illegal parking. Resident was advised of the city ordinances and allowed proper time to correct the issue.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 117 calls for service on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

For Release: 11/12/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 11/07/2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

  • 1:18 AM, provided escort for local business in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.
  • 4:31 AM, officers called to check the well-being of a male reported to be setting roadside near Business 36 and Gilbert Street. Officer was unable to locate anyone.
  • 8:20 AM, responded to 2-vehicle non-injury accident at Dorney Drive and Derringer Drive. Officer reported a vehicle attempted to make a turn and slid into a parked motor vehicle causing minor damage to the vehicles.
  • 8:55 AM, responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle in the 500 block of Jackson Street. The vehicle was located a short time later abandoned on West Business 36. Suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
  • 9:30 AM, provided funeral escort for local funeral home.
  • 10:00 AM, returned firearm to individual that had been seized by the police department for safekeeping.
  • 10:58 AM, called to a business in the 1100 block of West Business 36 to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle. Officer located the suspect, Devin Keithley, and arrested him for felony property damage and tampering with a victim. Keithley was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
  • 1:00 PM, called to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of State Street. Officer reported a vehicle backed from a private drive and struck another vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 2:00 PM, provided funeral escort for local funeral home.
  • 2:24 PM, provided funeral escort for out of town funeral home traveling to a local cemetery.
  • 3:06 PM, School Resource Officer transported juvenile to the police department and turned juvenile over to parents. A report is being forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • 4:56 PM, officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:31 PM, responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Clay Street and Highland Avenue. Officer reported one driver was unable to come to a stop at intersection due to the conditions of the road and slid into the path and struck another vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 7:10 PM, received a delayed report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the 1400 block of Polk Street where one driver was backing from a private drive and struck a parked motor vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 8:15 PM, officers called to the 300 block of Dickinson for a report of a suspicious person. No suspicious persons were located.
  • 8:30 PM, officers observed open door to a residence in the 1300 block of Directory. Officer was able to make contact with homeowner and homeowner advised the door was left open for the animals.
  • 8:58 PM, officer called to Hedrick Medical Center regarding issues with a subject receiving treatment. Officer spoke with the subject about the necessary treatment and no other issues from the subject was observed.
  • 11:30 PM, officers called to a business intrusion alarm in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Alarm was an accidental activation by employees.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 74 calls for service on Monday, November 11, 2019.

For Release: 11/10/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 11/11/2019

Nov. 11, 2019

  • 1:38 AM, responded to the 500 block of Business 36 Highway for a physical disturbance. Officers spoke with several subjects who had gotten into and argument. All subject agreed to go there separate ways. Alcohol was involved and believe to be the cause of the disturbance.
  • 11:00 AM, responded to the 800 block of Gilbert Street for a stealing report. Further investigation is to continue.
  • 4:09 PM, responded to the 2600 block of Country Club to assist another agency. Officers made contact with a subject about there vehicle.
  • 6:07 PM. responded to the 300 block of a nose complaint. Subjects agreed to turn down the music.
  • 6:31 pm, responded to the 600 block of Webster for a stealing. After speaking with the subject officers determined that the matter was civil in nature.
  • 7:33pm, responded with Livingston County to assist with a possible traffic accident. Subject had driven his vehicle into a ditch by accident. No injuries were reported.
  • 9:14pm, responded to the 900 block of Jackson Street for a stealing report. Further investigation is to continue.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

For Release: 11/6/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 11/5/2019

November 5, 2019

  • 12:21 AM,  responded to the 1200 block of Fair Street for an open door to a business. Officers check the business and found nothing out of place. The business was locked up by officers.
  • 03:38 AM, responded to the 1200 block of Jameson for a structure fire. Officers found the residence to be abandon. The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office was contacted to investigate the fire as possible arson.
  • 07:29AM, responded to the 300 block of Clay to recover lost property. The property was taken to the police station until an owner could be contacted.
  • 10:34AM. responded to the 1000 block of McNally to check the well-being of the resident. Officers contacted the resident who stated they were doing fine.
  • 12:03pm, responded to the 200 block of south Washington Street for a stealing that had occurred. Further investigation is to continue in this case.
  • 1:43 pm, responded to the 700 block of Williams Street for a possible suicidal subject. The subject was later found in a vehicle by the Linn County Sheriff's Department along with Livingston County and Chillicothe Police. The subject was taken to Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph Missouri to receive a medical evaluation.
  • 3:40 pm, responded to the 100 block of South Washington for a verbal altercation. Officers spoke with the subjects who agreed to come to a peaceful agreement.
  • 5:48 pm, responded to the 200 block of 15th Terrace to assist Children's Division with an on-going investigation.
  • 8:29 pm, responded to the 1400 block of Jackson street for a possible stealing. Officers contacted the complainant who stated that she believed someone had stolen some of her property. The complaint did not wish to make a report at that time.

Officers responded to 103 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

For Release: 11/5/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremiah Grider, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 11/4/2019

Nov. 4, 2019

  • 12:35 AM,  responded to the 1000 Graves street for an abandon vehicle. The vehicle was not found to be stolen and the property owner was advised they could have the vehicle removed from the lot if the wished.
  • 08:56 AM, responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible fraud. After a short investigation officers spent an extensive amount of time helping the citizen get a new email address and erase her current one.
  • 09:03AM, responded to the 100 block of 11th Street for a burglary report. The citizen reported their home had been broken into and several items stolen from the home.
  • 11:00Am, responded to the 1400 block of Jackson for a suspicious person. Officers did not locate anyone in the area.
  • 12:38 pm, responded to the 600 block of Walnut for a possible scam. After a short investigation it was determined no fraud had occurred.
  • 12:53 pm, responded to the 1000 block of Graves for a stealing. The subject ran from the business and officers pursued the subject on foot. The subject was known to s as he has run from police on several occasions. The subject had several warrants for his arrest for fleeing from police. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 3:18 pm, responded to the 1700 block of Borden Street for a verbal domestic. Officers found no physical violence had occurred. The subjects agreed to come to a peaceful agreement.
  • 6:00pm, responded to the 400 block of Jefferson for a burglary report. The citizen reported that her house had been broken into and several items were taken from the home. Further investigation is to continue.

Officers responded to 118 calls for service. Officers conducted several vehicles stops and building checks.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 11/04/19

For Date: 11/03/19

  • 8:31am, assisted a resident unlock a door and assisted her into the residence in the 900 block of Fairway.
  • 9:40am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1200 block of Washington St. The resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 10:42am, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department in reference to a landlord/tenant issue.
  • 11:15am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 1400 block of Maple St.
  • 11:21am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1600 block of Springhill Rd. The resident was contacted and was not in need of assistance.
  • 5:28pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an attempted break-in to a building in the 500 block of Webster St. 8:56pm. Officers spoke to a resident in reference to property damage in the 1700 block of Boyd St.
  • 10:10pm. officers checked businesses in the downtown area and found one door that was unsecure. The call-out employee was contacted and the building was secured after s conducted a search.

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

For Release: 10/31/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Wednesday, October 30

  • At approximately 12:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Officers discovered the business was secure.
  • At approximately 7:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Ashely Ave. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.
  • At approximately 9:28 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1500 block of Vine St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:15 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of E. Herriman St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:31 a.m., officers conducted court ordered fingerprinting.
  • At approximately 10:33 a.m., officers conducted a public relations detail in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd.
  • At approximately 11:11 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 11:32 a.m., officers conducted a public relations detail in the 200 block of Locust St.
  • At approximately 11:58 a.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 12:47 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1200 block of Fair St.
  • At approximately 12:50 p.m., officers recovered property in the 300 block of Tenth St.
  • At approximately 1:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at JFK Ave. and Elm St. A report was taken.
  • At approximately 2:04 p.m., officers conducted an investigation in the 1000 block of S. Washington St.
  • At approximately 3:47 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about child custody at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 4:34 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 10:09 p.m., officers assisted a motorist with their windshield wiper in the 10 block of Third St.
  • At approximately 10:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 300 block of Herrimann St. Officers contacted the residents and they agreed to turn down the music.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 122 calls for service on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/30/19

For Date: 10/29/19

  • 10:50am, officers provided a funeral escort.
  • 12:34pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a forgery in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 4:03pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 4:06pm, officers were dispatched to an illegally parked vehicle in the 1000 block of Monroe St. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 5:14pm, officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1300 block of Polk St. The resident was contacted and was not in need of any assistance.
  • 6:52pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible prowler in the 1700 block of Borden St. Officers were unable to locate the prowler.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/29/19

For Date: 10/28/19

  • 12:10am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 2600 block of N Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally tripped by an employee.
  • 2:58am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 2600 block of N Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.
  • 4:29am, officers were dispatched to check on a suspicious person in the 2700 block of N. Washington Street.
  • 7:28am, officers were dispatched to an alarm at Hedrick Medical Center. Officers were advised that there was an unruly person causing a disturbance. The male was escorted off the property and no charges were sought.
  • 9:59am, officers spoke with a resident at the Police Department in reference to a property issue.
  • 11:20am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 400 block of Vine Street. The resident was contacted and was not in need of assistance.
  • 11:32am, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of Jackson Street. The resident was not in need of assistance.
  • 11:38am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1400 block of Jackson Street.
  • 12:32pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a business in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers were provided a vehicle description and license plate number of the involved person. Officers located the vehicle on N Washington Street north of State Hwy 190. Officers recovered the stolen property and arrested Tiffany L. Haffner for stealing. Haffner was released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 3:08pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a mailbox in the 1200 block of Alexander. The driver of the vehicle agreed to pay for the damage, and a Police Report was not requested.
  • 3:39pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The vehicle was gone upon officer's arrival.
  • 4:56pm, officers were dispatched to the Chillicothe Rll School Bus barn in reference to a report that a small child had not been picked up by a parent. The parent was contacted by officers, and the child was returned to the parent. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.
  • 5:23pm, officers returned property that had been recovered to the owner.

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

For Release: 10/28/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Friday, October 25

  • At approximately 1:52 a.m., officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 800 block of Clay St. Officers made contact and the person agreed to turn the music down.
  • At approximately 6:37 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of Walnut St.
  • At approximately 8:27 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Virginia Ave.
  • At approximately 9:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible animal abuse/neglect in the 1100 block of Grandview Ave. Officers did not discover abuse/neglect at that time.
  • At approximately 10:06 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Service with a medical call in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 11:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible stealing in the 100 block of Trenton Rd. The victim did not wish to file a report at that time.
  • At approximately 11:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Olive St. Officers discovered a female, who was a former tenant, entered the residence unlawfully. Officers also contacted a 34-year-old white male who gave officers false identification information. Officers were able to learn the male's identity who was then arrested for an active arrest warrant for a parole violation and additional charges are pending. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 1:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to phone harassment in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. Officers were able to contact the suspect and they were advised to stop.
  • At approximately 1:18 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible suspicious activity in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 1:45 p.m., officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 2:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 300 block of JFK Ave. Officers did not discover any violations at that time.
  • At approximately 2:26 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 2:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1100 block of Walnut St. The parties involved decided to exchange information. No report was taken.
  • At approximately 4:04 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 4:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a dog attacking another dog on Jennifer Lane. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:26 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the area of Fair St. and Polk St. Officers were unable to make contact.
  • At approximately 6:52 p.m., officers recovered property in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 7:19 p.m., officers returned property in the 500 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 7:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 1600 block of Second St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 8:22 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible threats and harassment at the Police Department. The victim did not wish to file a report at that time.
  • At approximately 8:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person with an active warrant in the 700 block of Elm St. Officers were unable to locate the wanted person at that time.
  • At approximately 9:38 p.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 700 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 10:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Webster St. Officers discovered the residence to be empty.
  • At approximately 10:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested an 18-year-old white male. The male was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

Saturday, October 26

  • At approximately 12:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possibly intoxicated pedestrian having trouble walking in the 1400 block of Polk St. Officers were unable to locate the person.
  • At approximately 12:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1100 block of Arcadia Rd. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 1:13 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1100 block of Arcadia Rd.
  • At approximately 8:06 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a 5K run.
  • At approximately 9:02 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1600 block of Jennings Ave.
  • At approximately 10:01 a.m., officers were dispatched to an animal complaint in the 100 block of E. Second St. The owner was issued a citation for dog running-at-large. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Animal Control Officer.
  • At approximately 10:17 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a civil matter at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 11:52 a.m., officers fingerprinted a person from a previous incident at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 12:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious substance in the 1000 block of Frederick St.
  • At approximately 4:58 p.m., officers attempted a warrant service in the 1000 block of Fair St.
  • At approximately 5:59 p.m., Communications received a call of a dog digging under the neighbor's fence. Animal control was notified.
  • At approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person with a possible warrant in the 2900 block of N. Washington St. Officers discovered the person was not wanted.
  • At approximately 10:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible impaired driver coming into Chillicothe from the South. Officers located the vehicle parked at a local business.
  • At approximately 10:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers discovered no emergency existed.
  • At approximately 11:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music coming from a vehicle in the area of E. Bridge St. and Chicago Ave. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

Sunday, October 27

  • At approximately 12:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen animal in the 300 block of Cherry St. Officers were able to locate the animal and it was returned to the owner.
  • At approximately 12:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disagreement between a father and juvenile teenage son in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. Officers assisted them in their disagreement.
  • At approximately 12:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to fireworks in the area of Turner St. and Third St. Officers were unable to locate any fireworks.
  • At approximately 12:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to possible gunshots in the 1200 block of Sunset Ave. Officers were unable to locate any violations.
  • At approximately 1:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 900 block of S. Washington St. Officers found the business was secure.
  • At approximately 3:47 a.m., officers checked on a pedestrian in the 400 block of Locust St. The person was okay and did not need assistance.
  • At approximately 10:08 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 1200 block of N. Washington St.
  • At approximately 10:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious item in the 1300 block of Cooper St. Officers seized the item and the investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 200 block of Park Lane. The person was found okay.
  • At approximately 12:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to stealing in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.
  • At approximately 1:02 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy.
  • At approximately 1:33 p.m., officers were out on a special detail at the Chillicothe Performing Arts Center.
  • At approximately 1:36 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible stolen property.
  • At approximately 1:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 2:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 300 block of Woodrow Ave. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 3:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to stealing in the 1400 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 5:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to loud music in the 400 block of Walnut St. Officers made contact and the individuals were testing a vehicle stereo they recently installed.
  • At approximately 6:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible stealing on Yousef Dr. No report was filed at that time.
  • At approximately 9:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible careless and imprudent driver traveling West on U.S. 36 Hwy. from the East toward Chillicothe. Officers located the vehicle and did not observe any violations.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 95 calls for service on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 79 calls for service on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks and responded to 68 calls for service on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/25/19

For Date: 10/24/19

  • 6:34am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the Jct. of US 36 and US 65 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle was slowing to make a left turn and was struck in the rear by another vehicle causing minor damage.
  • 8:51am, officers conducted traffic control in the 1300 block of Washington Street to assist the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities on a maintenance detail.
  • 8:55am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests made.
  • 9:24am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the area or Polk and Dickinson St. Officers advised that the person had left the area.
  • 10:02am, officers assisted a motorist in the 600 block of S. Washington Street.
  • 10:21am, officers were dispatched to Washington and Webster Street in reference to a tractor-trailer unit attempting to turn onto Webster and was unable to negotiate the turn.
  • 10:47am, officers were dispatched to a report of someone getting into a vehicle while it was parked in the 1400 block of Alexander Street. Nothing was reported missing.
  • 11:47am, officers checked on an abandoned vehicle at Mitchell Road and US 36 Hwy.
  • 1:39pm, officers spoke with a resident on the phone in reference to a child custody dispute.
  • 4:31pm, officers assisted a motorist at Polk and Washington Street.
  • 4:50pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegally parked vehicle in the 800 block of Washington Street. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and the vehicle was moved.
  • 4:55pm, officers were dispatched to a report of animal abuse/neglect in the 900 block of Elm Street. Officers located the dog and reported that no evidence of abuse or neglect was observed.
  • 5:30pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a log chain in the southbound lanes of Washington St at Ryan Lane. Officers reported that the chain had been removed from the road.
  • 5:57pm, officers assisted with traffic at Ryan Lane and Mitchell Road in reference to a stranded motorist.
  • 6:55pm, officers were dispatched to an illegally parked vehicle in the 1600 block of Maple St.
  • 6:56pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person with mental issues in the 2700 block of Washington Street. The person was taken home.
  • 7:20pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on a child abuse/neglect hotline in the 200 block of Webster Street.
  • 8:20pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a male in the street with a sign asking for beer and a motel room. Officers made contact with the male and advised him that he could not be in the street creating a traffic hazard.
  • 10:25pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a careless driver northbound at Third and Washington Street.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 92 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/21/19
For Date: 10/19/19-10/20/19

10/19/19

  • 1:22am, officers were dispatched to a complaint of loud music in the 900 block of Frederick. Contact was made and the music was turned down.
  • 11:59am, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from the 200 block of Gale St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 12:05pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an intruder in a residence in the 200 block of Second Street. Officers searched the residence and there was no one located.
  • 1:24pm, officers received a report from a local resident of a possible scam/fraudulent phone call. The resident did not provide the scammer with any information.
  • 1:35pm, officers were dispatched to a peace disturbance call in the 300 block of Herriman Street. Officers advised the suspects of the complaint and were advised to quiet down.
  • 5:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a Pitbull dog dragging a chain and was being aggressive. Officers contacted animal control.
  • 7:26pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle parked in a no parking zone in the 1300 block of Third St. Contact was made and the vehicle was moved.

10/20/19

  • 2:45am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Williams Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 2:45am, officers were dispatched to HMC Emergency room in reference to a person causing a disturbance. The male was at the ER with a female (patient) friend and was escorted off the property.
  • 11:57am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 800 block of Jefferson Street.
  • 5:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a 13 year old female missing from the 600 block of Sunset. The female was locate a short time later.
  • 7:52pm, officers checked on a stranded motorist at the Jct of US 36 and US 65 Hwy. The stranded motorist had contacted a tow truck.
  • 11:53pm, officers checked on possible suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Graves St. Nothing was located.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 155 calls for service.

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

For Date: 10/18/19

  • 4:29am, officers checked on an open gate at a commercial business in the 200 block of S. Mitchell Ave. The gate had been opened by an employee.
  • 8:20am, officers were dispatched to a report of a wallet being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1300 block of Jackson St.
  • 11:36am, officers arrested Travis Moritz in the 700 block of Second Street on three Livingston County and two Chillicothe Municipal warrants for failure to appear in court. Moritz was unable to post bond and was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail by a CPD officer.
  • 9:34am, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 800 block of Jefferson Street.
  • 10:15am, officers assisted a stranded motorist.
  • 10:27am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle parked in a no parking zone in the 1200 block of Locust St. Officers issued a Municipal Citation for illegal parking.
  • 11:54am, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible fraud/scam in the 1200 block of Washington Street.
  • 11:55am, officers received a sixth warrant just issued to Travis Moritz from Livingston County charging him with assault 4th degree and two counts of peace disturbance. Moritz was served the additional warrant prior to being transported to jail.
  • 2:30pm, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a report of a natural gas leak in the 600 block of Broadway.
  • 4:29pm, officers were dispatched to a report of children playing in the street at the intersection of Jackson and Dickinson St.
  • 5:24pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 1100 block of Hillside Drive. Officers found that the person was not in need of any assistance.
  • 6:18pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of Webster St. The resident was not in need of any assistance.
  • 6:37pm, officers assisted a tow company at the Jct of US 36 and US 65 with traffic control while he prepared to tow a vehicle for mechanical repair.
  • 6:37pm, officers checked on a stranded motorist at Ryan Lane and Brunswick.
  • 7:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an open door in the 200 block of Turner St. and it was unknown if the owner was present. Officers located the owner at the property who advised he was working in the building.
  • 8:27am, officers were dispatched to a report of a person sleeping in the lobby of an apartment building in the 700 block of Clay and the building manager was not present and requested officers to check on the person. Officers made contact and determined that the person was a resident of the complex.
  • 8:59pm, officers assisted Livingston County Deputies with an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on a fugitive that was reported to be at a local residence. The fugitive was not located and both agencies are continuing to gather information as to the person's whereabouts.
  • 9:11pm, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be a civil issue between two residents.
  • 10:09pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of Cowgill. The person was not in need of any assistance.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 102 calls for service.

Special Press Release 10/14/2019:
Over the past several months, the Chillicothe Police Department has been investigating numerous theft from vehicle reports in all areas of the city. Through further investigation, officers obtained credible information there was supposed to be property at a residence in Chillicothe. On 10/14/2019, officers obtained a search warrant on two different residences in Chillicothe, Missouri. A search warrant was executed on the residence of 1104 Third Street, Chillicothe. There were a total of 24 reports taken over the last two months and through this investigation and search warrant at this residence, a large majority of those cases were solved. Numerous pieces of property were recovered. As a result of this investigation, officers arrested Joshua Davis (18) and Melissa Davis (23) - both residents of Chillicothe, Missouri. Two other subjects were taken into custody and later released pending further investigation.

For Release: 10/14/2019
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor
Press Release for 10/11/2019-10/13/2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • 12:41 AM, officer contacted owner of motor vehicle regarding lights being left on in vehicle. Owner advised light was mistakenly left on.
  • 7:31 AM, officer conducted well-being check of individual in the 600 block of West Business 36. Subject was found to be safe.
  • 12:35 PM, officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of Polk. Investigation continues.
  • 1:23 PM, officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 1400 block of North Washington Street. Owners of vehicle exchanged information and stated they did not need a report.
  • 2:34 PM, officer assisted another agency in providing two CVSAs for investigative purposes.
  • 2:48 PM, officer transported juvenile to Kirksville Juvenile Detention Center for Juvenile Office.
  • 5:28 PM, officer received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the that occurred on 10/7/2019 in the 1800 block of Fairchild.
  • 6:58 PM, officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2400 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for expired registration.
  • 7:39 PM, officers received information from off duty officers that a subject, who is known to be armed and dangerous with active felony warrants, was located inside a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers responded to the business and the subject exited the store, attempted to flee from officers, but was subsequently arrested. The subject was found to be in possession of stolen property from the business, as well as methamphetamine. The subject was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 10:13 PM, officers responded to Hedrick Medical Center for a report of a juvenile with a dog bite that occurred in the 400 block of Elm Street. The juvenile was treated for the injury and the animal was quarantined per policy.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 86 calls for service on Friday, October 11, 2019.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 2:23 AM, officers conducted traffic stop at US 36 and US 65. The driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 2:29 AM, officer contacted owner of vehicle that had trunk open in the 1600 block of Hickory. Vehicle was secured by owner.
  • 8:26 AM, officer received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Hillcrest. Investigation continues.
  • 9:51 AM, officers called to Jackson and Vine Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers contacted subjects walking down the street and advised they had a verbal argument. Parties were advised of the Missouri 12-Hour Domestic Violence Rule.
  • 10:17 AM, officer called to the 500 block of Grandview for a parking complaint. Officer made contact with owner and issue was resolved.
  • 12:45 PM, officer received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. Investigation Continues.
  • 12:56 PM, officer called to the 200 block of Liberia regarding landlord/tenant issues.
  • 1:44 PM, officer provided escort for local funeral home.
  • 2:27 PM, officer called to a business in the 400 block of North Washington regarding a subject called the business and threatening the business and the employee. Investigation continues.
  • 3:13 PM, officer called to the 300 block of Hillcrest for a report of theft from a motor vehicle. Investigation continues.
  • 3:31 PM, officer called to the 1700 block of Lakeview regarding a report of theft from a motor vehicle. Investigation continues.
  • 5:16 PM, officer received a report of theft from a residence's garage in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. Investigation continues.
  • 7:23 PM, officer recovered a wallet from a business in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. The wallet was returned to its owner.
  • 7:29 PM, officers called to the domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Orchard. Officers advised the incident was verbal in nature and no arrest were made.
  • 7:29 PM, officer conducted traffic stop in the 1800 block of North Washington Street. Driver was issued warning for speeding.
  • 8:09 PM, officer conducted traffic stop at Mohawk and Hornet. The driver was issued warning for defective equipment.
  • 8:55 PM, officers called to a one-vehicle accident in the westbound lanes of US 36 near Lowes. Officers reported a female driver lost control of her motor vehicle and struck the center guardrail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 118 calls for service on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 2:42 AM, officer contacted a subject sitting in vehicle near Fairview and Broken Arrow. As a result of that contact, a female was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The female was transported to the police department, processed, cited, and released pending a future court appearance.
  • 10:45 AM, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1600 block of Burnam Road. Investigation continues.
  • 12:15 PM, officers responded to a business in the 200 block of South Washington for a report of a subject with an active felony warrant in the business. Officers located the subject and placed the subject under arrest without incident. The subject was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 1:28 PM, officer received a repot of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1800 block of Rinehart. Investigation continues.
  • 3:05 PM, officer received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1500 block of Burnam Road. Investigation continues.
  • 4:59 PM, officer received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. Investigation continues.
  • 7:48 PM, officers called to a the1600 block of Maple Street to a report of a Domestic Assault. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested a male subject for 2nd degree domestic assault. The male subject was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 63 calls for service on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/07/19
For Date: 10/05/19 and 10/06/19

10/05/19

  • 12:21am, officers were dispatched to a report of a depressed and possible suicidal female in the 1000 block of Polk St. Officers made contact with the female and transported her to HMC for evaluation and treatment.
  • 12:27am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Webster St. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 8:28am, officers were dispatched to a report of a small child wandering unattended in the area of St. Louis and Mack St. Officers located the child and returned the child to his residence. The parents were unaware that the child had gone outside.
  • 9:05am, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a smoke alarm in the 700 block of Clay Street. It was determined that the alarm was activated when a resident set off a flea bomb in their apartment. No damage was reported.
  • 9:40am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 1200 block of Webster St. The dog was returned to the owner and the owner was advised of the violation.
  • 10:35am, officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the 300 block of Mansur St. Officers contacted the homeowner who advised that no one was supposed to be living in the residence. The person was advised that they were not welcome on the property and the property owner declined to pursue charges.
  • 11:16am, officers were contacted by a resident in reference to an abandoned vehicle on their private property. The resident was advised to contact a tow service and have the vehicle removed at the vehicle owner's expense.
  • 2:47pm, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of Washington Street. The alarm was accidentally tripped.
  • 4:30pm, officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a vehicle that was parked with one of the doors open. Officers checked on the vehicle and shut the door.
  • 4:40pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle blocking an alley in the1100 block of Cooper St. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the vehicle and it was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Tow.
  • 4:44pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 5:46pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal female in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The female was transported by officers to HMC for treatment and evaluation.
  • 5:55pm, officers were dispatched to a report that a set of keys was found in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • 7:29pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a female that was passed out in a vehicle that was parked in the 600 block of Webster St. Officers reported that the female was intoxicated and was waiting for a ride from a sober friend.
  • 9:07pm, officers were dispatched with the Fire Department to a report of a residential fire alarm in the 10 block of Third St. It was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 9:47pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a male that was having mental issues and was out of control. Officers were advised that the male had recently been released from a mental facility and had two loaded firearms, threatening to shoot anyone that entered the residence. The reporting party advised that the guns had been removed from the residence, but it was unsure if he had retrieved any other weapons. Officers made entry into the residence and the unarmed male barricaded himself in a room. Officers talked with the male for over an hour before he decided to surrender. The male was taken to HMC where he had to be restrained. He was treated and taken into protective custody. Officers contacted the court and the judge issued a warrant for a 96-hour detention and evaluation. Officers then transported the male to a facility in St. Joseph for treatment. The male was detained for several hours while the warrant was being issued and there were no injuries reported from the incident. There were only three officers on duty at the time and there were other calls for service during this time, including two disturbances. We were assisted by a Livingston County Deputy Sheriff on these calls.
  • 10:08pm, officers were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 300 block of E. Bridge. Officers reported that the loud vehicle had left the area.
  • 11:24pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of Saint Paul St. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

10/06/19

  • 2:00am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Second St. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 3:14am, A Livingston County Deputy and a Police officer transported the male from the earlier incident to a facility in St. Joseph for treatment.
  • 7:52am, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegally parked vehicle in the 600 block of Park Lane.
  • 10:06am, officers were dispatched to a report of barking dogs in the area of Jennings Place.
  • 10:12am, officers were dispatched to a report of two young kids in a stairwell at the Chillicothe Middle School. Officers were unable to locate anyone on the property.
  • 11:38am, officers spoke with a resident who advised that they were being harassed by a ex-employee and had questions about what could be done. The resident was advised of her options and declined to take criminal action at this time.
  • 1:44pm, officers spoke with a resident in reference to lost or stolen property.
  • 4:24pm, officers were advised of an unidentified caller reporting a violation of a court order.
  • 4:49pm, officers were dispatched to a report that a female with active felony arrest warrants was currently at a business in the 1000, block of Graves Street. Officers located and arrested Charity Massey on two warrants from Livingston County for failure to appear and a Missouri Probation/Parole Warrant. Officers also arrested Julie Massey for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transported by a CPD officer to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:24pm, officers were dispatched to a report of several kids on the roof of the old Central School Building. Officers were unable to locate anyone on the property.
  • 7:10pm, officers transported two females to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 9:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle playing loud music in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. The vehicle left prior to officer arrival.
  • 9:23pm, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of E. Jackson St. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 10:08pm, officers were dispatched to a delayed report of a suspicious person looking in parked cars in the 400 block of Washington Street. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the person.
  • 10:38pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle driving in the area of Clay Street Park. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

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

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 10/05/19

For Date: 10/04/19

  • 3:13am, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible disturbance at Polk and Walnut Street. Officers were unable to locate.
  • 3:37am, officers were dispatched to a report of people arguing in a vehicle on the 1000 block of Polk Street. The vehicle had left the area prior to officer arrival.
  • 5:05am, officers were dispatched to a business in the 500 block of W Business 36 in reference to a report of a blind male missing. It was reported that the male and his mother were traveling and had stopped to rest. When the mother awoke, the male was missing. The male was located a short time later.
  • 5:39am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Matthew Ritchie for domestic assault. Ritchie was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 6:42am, officers were dispatched to a commercial fire alarm in the 600 block of St. Louis. I was determined to be a false alarm.
  • 7:48am, officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned bicycle in the 1100 block of Cooper Street. Officers recovered a blue and yellow Mongoose bicycle.
  • 8:12am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 1100 block of Walnut Street.
  • 8:13am, officers were dispatched to a report of a bicycle being stolen from the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane.
  • 8:20am, officers were dispatched with EMS to a report of possible child abuse in the 400 block of JFK Ave. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 10:48am, officers recovered a blue and silver bicycle in the 500 block of Jefferson St.
  • 12:01pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a C&I driver in the 1000 block of Washington St.
  • 12:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
  • 1:48pm, officers spoke to an individual in reference to 911 calls received from a de-activated cell phone.
  • 3:31pm, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Broadway in referenced to a civil issue between neighbors.
  • 3:51pm, officers fingerprinted a resident for employment requirements.
  • 4:33pm, officers spoke with a resident in reference to a civil property issue.
  • 4:56pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of Calhoun St.
  • 5:24pm, officers were dispatched to a report of littering in the 600 block of W. business 36.
  • 6:00pm, an officer provided security at Jerry Litton Stadium for the high school football game.
  • 6:00pm, officers provided security for the downtown wine walk and concert.
  • 11:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that took place in the 600 block of Webster St.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks and responded to 92 calls for service.

For Release: 09/30/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Sunday, September 29

  • At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers checked on a possible malfunctioning stop light at N. Washington St. and Coach K Rd. Officers did not observe any malfunctions.
  • At approximately 11:53 a.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services in the 500 block of Elmdale Dr. on a medical call.
  • At approximately 12:05 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of Gale St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 3:33 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about a possible stolen vehicle at the Police Department. Officers discovered the vehicle was not stolen.
  • At approximately 6:13 p.m., officers assisted installing a car seat at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 6:23 p.m., officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a fire alarm call in the 700 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 7:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers did not discover a crime.
  • At approximately 7:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicious person in the 100 block of Brunswick St. Officers did not discover a crime.
  • At approximately 8:01 p.m., officers checked on a citizen in the 200 block of Locust St. The person advised they did not need assistance.
  • At approximately 11:40 p.m., officers assisted employees at a business in the 2700 block of N. Washington St.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 66 calls for service on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

For Release: 09/25/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Tuesday, September 24

  • At approximately 2:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of possible stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers made contact and no crime had been committed at that time.
  • At approximately 7:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 1000 block of Miller St. Officers did not discover any violations.
  • At approximately 7:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment in the 200 block of E. Polk St. Officers advised the person of their options.
  • At approximately 8:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at N. Washington St. and Coach K Rd. Officers discovered a vehicle and school bus collided.
  • At approximately 8:36 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible harassment in the 700 block of Missouri Ave. Officers advised them of their options.
  • At approximately 9:17 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the county.
  • At approximately 9:46 a.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible harassment at the Police Department. Officers advised them of their options.
  • At approximately 10:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a well-being check in the area of U.S. 65 and U.S. 36 Hwy. The person was found to be okay and waiting on a coworker.
  • At approximately 10:21 a.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a vehicle crash in the 1500 block of Bryan St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible property damage in the 800 block of Elm St. Officers did not discover a crime at that time.
  • At approximately 11:19 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation.
  • At approximately 11:26 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 400 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 12:32 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 900 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 1:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of possible stolen valor. Officers did not discover a crime at that time.
  • At approximately 1:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking violation in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers contacted the vehicle owner and who moved the vehicle.
  • At approximately 2:08 p.m., officers took a report of assault in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 2:44 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1500 block of Webster St.
  • At approximately 4:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible motor vehicle crash at Jackson St. and Monroe St. Officers discovered no vehicles were involved in a crash.
  • At approximately 4:33 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen about possible animal abuse at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 5:37p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running-at-large in the 100 block of Clay St. Officers contacted the owner who was attempting to locate their dog.
  • At approximately 6:03 p.m., officers recovered miscellaneous lost property from a business in the 1000 block of Graves St.
  • At approximately 7:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation at N. Washington St. and Webster St. Officers did not discover any violation.
  • At approximately 8:50 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 100 block of JFK Ave.
  • At approximately 11:28 p.m., officers contacted citizens in a local park. Officers warned the citizens of the violation of park hours.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 139 calls for service on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor
Reference: News Release

Monday, September 23

  • At approximately 7:27 a.m., officers assisted a motorist at U.S. 36 Hwy. and U.S. 65 Hwy.
  • At approximately 7:28 a.m., officers took a report property damage in the 400 block of Mechanic St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 8:02 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of Wilson St.
  • At approximately 8:04 a.m., officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device in the 100 block of Asher St.
  • At approximately 8:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 1100 block of Fair St. Officers were unable to locate a violation.
  • At approximately 8:56 a.m., officers arrested Heidi Linn Devore on an active arrest warrant for a Probation/Parole violation in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Devore was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 9:27 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 300 block of Cherry St.
  • At approximately 10:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to a possible harassment in the 500 block of Jackson St. Officers spoke with the victim and they were advised of their options.
  • At approximately 10:19 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 500 block of E. Polk St.
  • At approximately 10:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay St. One person was arrested and processed at the Police Department. The person was then released pending a court appearance.
  • At approximately 11:01 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 300 block of Calhoun St. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 11:41 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of W. Herriman St.
  • At approximately 11:52 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 600 block of J.F.K. Ave. The person was found to be okay.
  • At approximately 11:57 a.m., officers took a report of a minor possessing tobacco. The incident will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
  • At approximately 1:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person acting suspicious in the area of Locust St. and Dowell Dr. Officers contacted the person and found they were taking a break from a walk.
  • At approximately 1:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1500 block of Bryan St. Officers discovered the incident was a result of a civil child custody dispute.
  • At approximately 3:38 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen with questions about child custody and ex parte at the Police Department.
  • At approximately 4:07 p.m., officers spoke with a citizen with questions about child custody.
  • At approximately 4:18 p.m., officers arrested a female on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County in the 600 block of Walnut St. The female was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 4:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to an unsecured door in the 1100 block of Locust St. Officers did not locate any crime at that time and the door was secured.
  • At approximately 4:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Sunset Ave. Officers made contact and discovered they were experiencing vehicle trouble.
  • At approximately 4:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to an unsecured door in the 200 block of Locust St. Officers did not discover any crime at that time and the door was secured.
  • At approximately 6:36 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of W. Herriman St.
  • At approximately 6:55 p.m., officers received information of a missing juvenile possible in the Chillicothe area. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 500 block of Park Ln. The business was secure, and the cause of the alarm is unknown.
  • At approximately 10:46 p.m., officers located an unsecured door in the 400 block of Park Ln. Officers did not discover a crime at that time and the door was secured.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 116 calls for service on Monday, September 23, 2019.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/23/19

For Date: 09/22/19

  • 12:03am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur and were advised that the involved vehicle had fled the scene. Officers located the vehicle at Cherry and Third Street and conducted an investigative traffic stop. Officers arrested the driver, William Shoop, for driving while suspended. Shoop was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. Officers were also advised that no disturbance had taken place.
  • 1:10am, officers assisted an MSHP Trooper on a traffic enforcement stop that resulted in the Trooper arresting the driver for underage drinking while operating a motor vehicle.
  • 3:51am, officers were dispatched to an anonymous report of three juveniles walking on Hickory Street near Second Street. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate them.
  • 4:22am, officers were dispatched to a report of a person knocking on windows in the 500 block of St. Louis St. Officers located the male who was an acquaintance of the resident and no action was required.
  • 7:07am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 500 block of W. Business 36. The alarm was accidentally activated by an employee arriving for work.
  • 9:24am, officers spoke to a resident at the Police Department inquiring about separation and property issues.
  • 12:34pm, officers conducted a walk through at the annual St. Columbians Catholic Church fall festival.
  • 1:41pm, officers served court papers in the 200 block of Brunswick St.
  • 3:20pm, officers responded to the 2600 block of N. Fair St. in reference to a report of a violation of a condition of bond. Officers reported that the male suspect was released on bond with a condition that he was to have no contact with the victim. Officers notified the victim that the suspect was being released and learned that the suspect had called the victim within minutes of being released. Officers reported the violation to the Livingston County Court and the court issued a warrant for violation of the bond conditions with a $10,000.00 cash bond. The suspect was taken into custody before he left the property of the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 5:44pm, officers provided a security escort for a deposit in a local bank.
  • 6:18pm, officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 200 block of Second Street. The report was unfounded.
  • 9:17pm, officers were dispatched to a report that a dog was in the roadway in the 1400 block of Broadway. Officers arrived and found that the dog owner had already taken control of the dog.

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

News Release
Chief Jon Maples
Release Date: 09/18/19

For Date: 09/17/19

  • 01:00 am, officers took a report of theft of an ankle monitor charger in the 1100 block of Third Street. Reporting party is currently on probation and has an ankle monitor. The reporting party reported that they stepped outside to smoke and came back in and the charger was gone. Investigation continues.
  • 02:54 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a barking dog in the 300 block of Polk Street. Officers spent time in the area and did not locate a barking dog.
  • 11:30 am, officers responded to the 200 block of Samuel in reference to a child custody issue. The issue was resolved. Most of the time when there are custody issues, contact an attorney first.
  • 11:40 am, officers were dispatched to the area of Northwood Terrace in reference to suspicious activity. A driver was stopped at a stop sign, got out, and appeared to be selling something to the neighbors. There was nothing illegal located.
  • 01:15 pm, officers spoke with a female in reference to her selling a phone over the internet using Paypal. It was discovered that the buyer was fraudulent.
  • 02:15 pm, officers arrested Joshua Clevenger in the 1400 block of McVey Street for City of Chillicothe Municipal failure to appear in court on original charge of failing to register a motor vehicle with DOR. Mr. Clevenger was arrested and brought to the station for processing. He later posted a cash bond and was provided a court date.
  • 03:30 pm, officers were extremely busy, but assisted with school traffic around Dewey School.
  • 03:30 pm, officers took a report of a fraudulently cashed check in the 1200 block of Washington Street by a male from Kansas. The male is being identified and investigation continues.
  • 03:35 pm, officers responded to a business in the 800 block of Elm Street in reference to a stolen .380 gun. Investigation continues.
  • 06:50 pm, officers responded to an animal complaint in the 1100 block of Broadway. Animal control was unavailable and officers were on other calls.
  • 08:15 pm, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Bridge Street in reference to drug activity. There were several calls, some of which were unfounded. This investigation continues.

Officers took 109 calls for service on 09/17/2019, utilized 4-5 officers and a deputy to assist the Chillicothe Fire Department with traffic routing.

We also began a dangerous fugitive investigation, along with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol. Law Enforcement had taken several theft reports where the suspects were the same individuals and were victimizing our citizens and were found to be armed and dangerous. Law enforcement began the investigation to take them into custody. Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and the vehicle fled out into the county. The vehicle came to a stop at Highway 36 and LIV 261. The armed and dangerous suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran out into a cornfield near LIV 261 near LIV 244. Officers, Deputies, and Trooper searched the area for several hours. After requests for other area agencies, new Linn County Sheriff Jeff Henke and a deputy arrived and offered their services. Livingston County K-9 Zaki and Linn County K-9 Nitro assisted. Nitro followed a track and located the suspects after approximately 5 hours. These guys were wanted on the East Coast and the West Coast and told people that if police attempt to arrest them, they were going to "shoot it out." We are tired of people coming to our town, victimizing our citizens, and terrorizing our city. A female was arrested as well. The three face their warrants, but also face charges of felon in possession of ammunition, resisting arrest, hindering prosecution, theft, and forgery. A warrant request for another female will be submitted to the Livingston County Prosecutor. This investigation ended in a safe manner and we work at stuff like this for our citizens. I am proud of our officers. They do an amazing job and care about our community and its safety. I am also proud of the relationship we are building with the Sheriff's Office. We were blacked out on several calls this day but worked as hard as we could to respond and take care of your issues. If we missed you, please be patient with us and re-contact the police department.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 109 calls for service.

News Release
Sgt. John Valbracht
Release Date: 09/17/19

For Date: 09/16/19

  • 8:15am, officers Were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle On Gilbert St.
  • Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that reportedly took place in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 11:36am, officers arrested Jonathan Gentile in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County probation/parole warrant. Gentile was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 12:01pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegally parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Burnam Road. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and it was moved.
  • 12:18pm, officers were dispatched to a report of littering in the 400 block of Wise St.
  • 12:44pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing that occurred in the 1600 block of Maple St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 500 block of 11th Street. Officers placed a 24-hour towing notice on the vehicle.
  • 1:11pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1300 block of Webster St. Contact was made with the owner and the vehicle was moved.
  • 1:16pm, officers transported a prisoner to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 1:17pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1600 block of Rosewood Lane. Officers were unable to contact the owner and a 24-hour tow notice was placed on the vehicle.
  • 1:52pm, officers arrested Jason Close in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County probation/parole warrant. Close was transported the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
  • 2:18pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of State Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.
  • 2:33pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested McKenzie Riddle for stealing. Riddle was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.
  • 2:41pm, officers were dispatched to an abandoned vehicle in the 900 block of Webster Street. The vehicle was removed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.
  • 3:16pm, officers took a report of the theft and forgery of checks. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 5:18pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that took place in the 1000 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 5:38pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 100 block of Herriman and the suspect had fled the scene. A Livingston County Deputy located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect failed to yield to the Deputy for a short distance. The suspect resisted arrest and reported assaulted the deputy and one other officer. Deputies were assisted by Chillicothe Police officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol. See the Livingston County Sheriff Department press release for further details.
  • 6:29pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a peace disturbance in the 200 block of Second St. The incident remains under investigation.
  • 6:54pm, officers assisted the Street Department in moving vehicles from streets in the downtown area so that re-surfacing could be started.
  • 7:29pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff Deputies with prisoner security at Hedrick Medical Center due to his violent behavior.
  • 8:31pm, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block of E. Bridge St.
  • 8:58pm, officers were dispatched to a barking dog complaint in the 300 block of Polk Street.
  • 9:59pm, officers were dispatched to a parking complaint in the 1500 block of Jackson Street.

Officers conducted numerous traffic enforcement stops, building checks, and responded to 107 calls for service.

For Release: 09/16/2019
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor 
Reference: News Release

Sunday, September 15

  • At approximately 12:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shoplifter in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers were advised the suspect has in possession of a handgun and took off running from the store. Officers searched the area and were assisted by Livingston County Deputy Sheriffs and K-9 Zaki. Officers later arrested the white male who had turned himself in at the Police Department. Officers learned the gun was not used in the commission of the crime. The male had an active arrest warrant out of DeKalb County for a traffic offense. He was processed at the Police Department and could not post bond. He was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
  • At approximately 3:01 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 1400 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 3:37 a.m., officers conducted a prisoner transport.
  • At approximately 11:00 a.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation.
  • At approximately 3:20 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 3:29 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 3:37 p.m., officers responded to a business alarm in the 500 block of Park Ln. False alarm.
  • At approximately 5:24 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 6:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible parking violation in the 400 block of Vine St. Officers did not observe a violation.
  • At approximately 6:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to possible drug activity in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 7:03 p.m., officers conducted follow-up on an investigation in the 200 block of Clay St.
  • At approximately 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to suspicious activity in the area of Montgomery St. and Milwaukee Ave. Officers did not discover anything suspicious.
  • At approximately 9:00 p.m., officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile at the Police Department. The investigation is on-going.
  • At approximately 10:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to a complaint of barking dogs in the 300 block of Polk St. Officers were unable to locate the dogs.
  • At approximately 11:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person failing to pay for services and trespassing at a business in the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 Hwy. The person agreed to leave the business.

Officers conducted traffic stops, business checks, and responded to 74 calls for service on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

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.

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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