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On Thursday, May 25, 2017, members of the Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Troopers, Chillicothe Fire Department and EMS coordinated to participate in an "Active Shooter Scenario" exercise with the help of some of the Chillicothe High School staff and students who participated as actors for realism. The procedure for the exercise was to eliminate the threat, secure the facility, and evacuate the building. The people credited with working on producing this exercise over the last few months are Jon Maples, Michael Claypole, Darrell Wright, Cindy Hanavan, Jacob Peterson and Mike Lewis. For more details, click here. >>

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

City Council Meeting 05/30/17 - The council approved increase the starting pay for new police officers to $15.45 per hour at their regular council meeting May 30. The previous wage was $13.37 per hour for the first six months and then increasing to $15.45 per hour. The council unanimously agreed to increase the starting pay. Shortly thereafter, in executive session which followed the regular council meeting, city officials approved the hiring of three new police officers. The three new officers employed on a unanimous vote following a recommendation from the Chief of Police Rick Knouse include Whitney Murdock of Carrollton; Eric Menconi of Chillicothe, and Mathew McCurry of Brookfield. Ms. Murdock has been a sergeant with the Carrollton Police Department. Menconi is a juvenile officer in Chillicothe, and McCurry is a recent graduate of the Police Academy. McCurry began duty on Thursday, and the remaining  two new officers will start their new jobs in two weeks. The police department is now at full force of 17 officers, according to Mayor Chuck Haney.

For Release: 06/21/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/19/17 at 9:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Third Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/19/17 at 9:40am, officers arrested Cody McClintick on a probation/parole violation warrant in the 10 block of S. Washington Street. McClintick was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/19/17 at 11:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Lambert Drive. Officers report that an unknown vehicle struck a mailbox and left the scene.

On 06/20/17 at 1:54pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Lambert Drive. Officers arrested Katie Vanhorn for domestic assault and Jared Vanhorn for domestic assault and possession of less than 35 gm of marijuana. Both were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/20/17 at 8:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Fifteenth Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 06/19/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/15/2017 at 12:17 p.m., officers arrested Tommy Gorman in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for possession of marijuana. Gorman was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/14/2017 at 3:23 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Matthew Oleson for stealing. Oleson was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/18/2017 at 7:58 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. No arrests were made.

On 06/17/2017 at 5:54 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 200 block of Walnut Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/18/2017 at 8:30 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. Juvenile suspects have been identified and the report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 81 calls for service on Friday, June 16, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 56 calls for service on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 46 calls for service on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

For Release: 06/16/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers arrested William Ray Johnson on an active arrest warrant out of Saline County for failure to appear on non-support. Johnson was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so Johnson was extradited to Saline County.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers arrested Katelan Marie Chase for operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility following a traffic stop at Clay St. and Cherry St. Chase was processed at the Police Department. She was released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 11:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Locust St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 60 calls for service on Thursday, June 16, 2017.

For Release: 06/14/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/13/2017 at 4:55 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle and forgery in the 1600 block of Maple Street. Investigation is on-going.

On 06/13/2017 at 11:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Lambert Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result, Jared VanHorn was arrested for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. VanHorn was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/13/2017 at 12:48 a.m., officers arrested Joshua Campbell for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, and driving the wrong way on a one way street following a one vehicle minor injury accident in the 1500 block of North Washington Street. Campbell was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on Thursday, June 13, 2017.

For Release: 06/13/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/06/17 at 3:20pm, officers responded with an investigator of the Livingston County Children's Division to a report of possible child abuse in the 200 block of Gale Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/08/17 at 2:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 500 block of West Mohawk. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/08/17 at 4:55pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole in the 10 block of East Jackson Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Donald W. Hert was eastbound when his vehicle crossed the westbound traffic lane and struck a utility pole causing extensive damage to the vehicle and utility pole. Hert and his son was transported to HMC for treatment of minor injuries. Hert was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a person less than 17 years old in the vehicle. Hert was transported from HMC to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on with a $2,500.00 cash bond. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

On 06/09/17 at 5:15pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Water Works Road on Hickory Street. Officers arrested Lloyd J. Jamison for driving without a valid license. Jamison was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. Jamison's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

On 06/10/17 at 5:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle that was parked on a private lot in the 2700 block of N. Washington Street. Officers arrested Jeromy J. Fainter for possession of a controlled substance. Fainter was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on a $25,000.00 cash bond.

On 06/10/17 at 10:45am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Lambert Street. Officers arrested Valerie J. Campbell and Tamra W. Cox for assault. Campbell and Cox were processed at the Police Department and released on Municipal Citations.

On 06/11/17 at 2:00am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Clay Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/11/17 at 9:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a missing juvenile from the 900 block of Calhoun Street. The juvenile was located a short time later and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 06/11/17 at 11:55am, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Derek Gray was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Randall Endicott causing minor damage.

On 06/11/17 at 4:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a bicyclist at the intersection of Jackson and Dickinson Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Lucille M. Hughes was westbound on Jackson Street and had stopped at the stop sign at Dickinson Street. Officers reported that Hughes did not see the bicycle operated by Quinten Lewis that was southbound attempting to cross Jackson Street, she pulled out, and they collided. Lewis reported minor injuries but declined medical attention at the scene.

On 06/12/17 at 7:41am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 2600 block of N. Fair Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Ryan Wheeler was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 06/12/17 at 12:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a residence in the 200 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/12/17 at 4:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs motorcycle accident at the intersection of Clay and Dickinson Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Esther Houston was eastbound on Clay Street and struck a motorcycle that was northbound on Dickinson driven by Megan Webb causing extensive damage. Webb was transported to HMC by ambulance for treatment of injuries. The motorcycle was removed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Houston was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

For Release: 06/09/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/05/2017 at 8:50 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 600 bock of Clay Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/05/2017 at 5:06 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with a child abuse investigation in the 400 block of Mack Street.

On 06/07/2017 at 3:30 p.m., officers arrested Jessie Brasel for driving without a license, no insurance, and failing to secure child in a proper safety seat following a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Brasel was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/06/2017 at6:57 p.m., officers arrested William Johnson for driving while revoked following a traffic stop at Easton Street and Mechanic Street. Johnson was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/05/2017 at 1:38 p.m., officers received a delayed report of a domestic assault that occurred in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/06/2017 at 2:45 p.m., officers took a subject into custody per a court order and transported that subject to a facility in St. Joseph for treatment.

On 06/06/2017 at 7:15 p.m., officers arrested Michael Gott for domestic assault in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Gott was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/06/2017 at 6:18 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Frederick Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 06/06/2017 at 12:57 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Commercial Street. Officers, at the direction of the Livingston County Juvenile Office, took a juvenile into custody and transported that juvenile to the Livingston County Juvenile's Office.

On 06/06/2017 at 7:11 a.m., officers received a report of trespassing in the 1100 block of Clay Street. As a result of the investigation, Officers arrested Kimberly Watkins for trespassing. Watkins was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/04/2017 at 5:33 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 06/04/2017 at 1:46 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of First Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Travis Shaw for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence. Shaw was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/08/2017 at 6:55 p.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle accident on East Jackson Street at Paul Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Donald Hert was traveling westbound on Jackson Street and drove off the left side of the roadway striking a utility pole. Major damage was reported to the vehicle and the utility pole. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Donald Hert for driving while intoxicated, failing to drive on the right half of the roadway, no insurance, failing to properly restrain a child in a safety seat, and endangering the welfare of a child. Hert was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by the Chillicothe Police Department for treatment of his minor injuries, and the juvenile passenger was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services for treatment of minor injuries. Hert was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

For Release: 06/05/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/02/2017 at 10:35 a.m., officers responded to a parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of a dog left unattended in a hot vehicle. Officers contacted the owner, Lee Ann Mohr, and cited her for animal neglect.

On 06/02/25017 at 8:00 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 10 block of Hickory Street. Investigation is on-going.

On 06/01/2017 at 6:00 p.m., officers received a report of a dog biting a child in the 200 block of East Herriman. Animal Control was notified, and the dog was quarantined for 10 days. The child was treated for a minor injury.

On 05/30/2017 at 8:56 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Locust Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/31/2017 at 12:11 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 800 block of Industrial Road.

On 05/31/2017 at 6:53 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 06/03/2017 at 4:04 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made. Approximately 1 hour later, officers responded back to the address and transported a subject to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on Friday, June 2, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 56 calls for service on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 40 calls for service on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

For Release: 05/30/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/29/2017 at 9:20 p.m., officers received a report of burglary and theft in the 1300 block of Edgewood. Investigation continues.

On 03/29/2017 at 7:33 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Frederick. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/29/2017 at 8:30 p.m., officers, with the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, arrested Joshua Caudill in the 1400 block of Polk Street on a Livingston County warrant for violation of bond conditions on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Caudill was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond, processed at the police department, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/29/2017 at 11:08 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Burnam Road. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/26/2017 at 8:09 p.m., officers arrested JeShawn Dillard on a warrant for Non-Support out of Clay County, Missouri, following a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Washington Street. Dillard was later released at the direction of Clay County due to transportation issues.

On 05/26/2017 at 11:04 a.m., officers received a report from a Chillicothe resident in regards to their debit card being fraudulently used. Investigation continues.

On 05/26/2017 at 5:43 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Lambert. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/27/2017 at 9:34 a.m., officers responded a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Lambert. Officers determined there were no physical injuries and the parties were separated. No arrests were made.

On 05/27/2017 at 6:27 a.m., officers responded to the area of Turner and East Herriman to a report of a male who was not wearing any clothing. Officers located the male, who was still not wearing any clothing, and identified him as Detrii Hyatt. Hyatt was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, transported to the police department, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/27/2017 at 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/27/2017 at 9:28 a.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of Paul Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Starla Maberry for trespassing, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Maberry was transported to the police department, processed, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 05/28/2017 at 6:17 a.m., officers recovered a bag of methamphetamine from the floor of a business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. The item was dropped by a customer. If you are that customer, your item can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 05/28/2017 at 2:44 p.m., officers recovered property in the 1000 block of McNally Street. The property consisted of clothing, identification, cell phone, and marijuana. Officers are attempting to locate the owner to return the property, all except the marijuana.

On 05/28/2017 at 5:26 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 05/26/2017 at 10:36 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Third Street. Officers discovered one of the parties involved was suffering from self inflicted injuries. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation and treatment of injuries.

On 05/27/2017 at 6:29 p.m., officers arrested Michael Lent for driving while revoked following a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Washington Street. Lent was processed at the policed department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on Friday, May 26, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 80 calls for service on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 58 calls for service on Monday, May 29, 2017.

For Release: 05/26/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/25/2017 at 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street at the entrance on Simpson Park. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Bruce Lindley was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Robert Stewart.

On 05/23/2017 at 7:23 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 800 block of Dickinson Street.

On 05/22/2017 at 5:33 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Cherry Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/22/2017 at 11:22 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/25/2017 at 6:53 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 400 block of Polk Street. Investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

For Release: 05/22/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/20/2017 at 11:06 a.m., officers investigated a report of harassment in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. The incident will be referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 05/20/2017 at 3:00 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Department with a vehicle that was failing to yield to the Deputy's emergency lights and sirens on U.S. 36 Highway. The vehicle was reported to be traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour. Officers utilized stop stix on the vehicle which resulted in the deflation of the vehicles tires, an immediate stop to the pursuit, and ended any danger to officers and other motorists created by the fleeing driver. The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 05/20/2017 at 9:05 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Polk Street. As a result of the investigation, offices arrested Joshua Clements for 2 counts of domestic assault 4th. Clements was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/19/2017 at 2:00 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Polk Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on Friday, May 19, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 47 calls for service on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

For Release: 05/19/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/16/17 at 8:00pm, officers received information that a person with an active arrest warrant was possibly in a residence in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Officers located Nicholas Reynolds who had an active Livingston County arrest warrant for violation of a bond condition of the original charge of possession of a controlled substance with a $10,000.00 cash bond inside the residence. Officers also arrested Streeter L. Blair, Jaymie Goodrich and Haley Fisher for possession of less than 35gms of marijuana. Officers transported all four to the Police Department where they were processed. Reynolds was transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail, Blair, Goodrich and Fisher were issued Municipal Citations and released.

On 05/17/17 at 12:50pm, a local resident came to the Police Department to report an unauthorized use of his credit card in the state of Florida. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/17/17 at 2:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft of a purse from a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 1900 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/17/17/ at 3:15pm, officers were dispatched to assist EMS in the 300 block of E. Bridge Street on a report of a nude male laying in the yard of a residence in the 300 block of E. Bridge Street. During the process of the incident, Jesse A. McCoy attempted to hinder the Officers and EMS in assisting the male who was passed out. Officers arrested McCoy for minor visibly intoxicated, resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer. McCoy was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The unresponsive male was also intoxicated and under age was transported to HMC for treatment.

On 05/18/17 at 11:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a 9mm handgun being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/18/17 at 6:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 400 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Mari Estabrook was eastbound in the lot and was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Officers reported minor damage.

For Release: 05/17/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/16/2017 at 10:01 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Gale Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/16/2017 at 8:20 p.m., officers arrested Nicholas Reynolds in the 1000 block of Jackson Street on a Livingston County Warrant for violations of bond conditions on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Reynolds was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

For Release: 05/16/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/15/2017 at 1:15 p.m., Emily Prewitt was cited for dog at large after a report was taken for Prewitt's dog attacking another dog.

On 05/15/2017 at 1:05 p.m., officers responded to US 65 and Baptist Home Lane to a two-vehicle injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Lucinda Morris was attempting to make a left turn onto Baptist Home Lane and turned into the path of and was struck by a vehicle driven by Joyce Surber. Morris was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services for treatment of her injuries.

On 05/15/2017 at 6:31 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Mansur Street to a report of a small child that had been severely bitten by a dog. It was determined the child, in the accompaniment of the child's parent, walked onto a neighbor's property to pet the dog, which was properly housed and secured in a fenced in area. As the child reached the fence, the dog bit the child on the right side of the child's face causing a severe injury. The owner of the dog had warned the parent of the dog's dislike of children prior to this incident. The child was transported to Hedrick Medical Center and subsequently airlifted to Children's Mercy Hospital for further treatment of injuries. The dog is now being quarantined for 10 days. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 83 calls for service on Monday, May 15, 2017.

For Release: 05/14/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at approximately 2:01 p.m., officers took a report of fraud in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 7:41 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a traffic crash in the 2600 block of Shawnee Dr. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 8:17 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 400 block of Vine St. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers took a report of domestic assault in the 1200 block of Jackson St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers served a search warrant in the 300 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers arrested Loren Michael Tripp for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 4:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a traffic crash in the 700 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers took a report of domestic assault in the 600 block of Walnut St. No arrests were made.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 2:22 p.m., officers took a report of forgery in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 1700 block of Morningside Rd. A school bus driven by Richard E. Wilson collided with a parked motor vehicle owned by Patricia L. Smith while exiting the parking lot. Minor damage was reported.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 8:28 a.m., officers arrested Stephen Gilmore Washington on an active arrest warrant out of Boone County in the 1700 block of Third St. Washington was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail to await extradition.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 8:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 10:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 500 block of Park Ln. A vehicle driven by Matthew A. Dawson backed into a vehicle driven by Jimmie E. Moore. Minor damage was reported.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 5:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance at Clay Street Park. The incident was determined to a domestic disturbance and the parties were separated. No arrests were made.

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at approximately 6:35 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Webster St. Officers arrested Andrew Robert Brosdahl for domestic assault 3rd degree and kidnapping 3rd degree. He was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 91 calls for service on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Officers responded to 60 calls for service on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

For Release: 05/10/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/07/17 at 3:56pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Mariah Grant for domestic assault. Grant was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and Transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/08/17 at 8:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle running stop lights and striking the curb on Washington Street. Officers observed that vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Polk and Washington Street. Officers arrested Jessica Ishmael for driving while intoxicated/drugs and child endangerment. Ishmael was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/08/17 at 8:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1000 block of Locust Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/09/17 at 1:30pm, officers arrested Timothy Windsor in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Linn County Warrant felony possession of a controlled substance carrying a $25000.00 cash bond. Windsor was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and extradited back to Linn County by a Linn County Deputy.

On 05/09/17 at 2:51pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 05/08/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/04/2017 at 3:22 p.m., officers received a report of a theft in the 300 block of North Washington Street. The property has been recovered. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 05/05/2017 at 1:00 p.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident near the 300 block of South Washington Street. A vehicle driven by Tara Littrell attempted to change lanes and the mirror of her vehicle struck the mirror of another vehicle driven by Tristan Boley causing minor damage.

On 05/06/2017 at 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Bridge Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/05/2017 at 9:27 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Webster Street to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a juvenile riding a bicycle. Officers reported the juvenile was carelessly operating the bicycle and rode into the side of a moving vehicle causing minor damage. Minor injuries were reported to the juvenile. Parents were contacted and treatment was provided on scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On 05/05/2017 at 8:36 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of North Washington Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Diane Wasinger for theft. Wasinger was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/04/2017 at 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of West Mohawk Road. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 05/04/2017 at 4:23 p.m., officers received a report of a person operating a moped with a child, with no helmet, on the back. Officers located the moped and its driver. Officers cited Tammy Spillers for operating a motor vehicle with an expired license.

On 05/03/2017 at 1:40 p.m., officers received a report from a Chillicothe resident that their debit card had been compromised and utilized in the State of Kansas. Investigation continues.

On 05/07/2017 at 7:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault in the 1300 block of Third Street. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on Friday, May 5, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 43 calls for service on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

For Release: 05/06/2017

On May 6, 2017, at approximately 0530 hours, officers responded to the 1300 block of Jackson Street in reference to gunshots. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots. Officers responded to the area and recovered a spent shell casing in the area. We are following up on leads and talking to witnesses. No injuries or damage has been reported. We take this matter seriously because it jeopardizes the safety of our citizens. Anyone with any further information please contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

For Release: 05/03/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/30/2017 at 1:23 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Clay Street to a report of a deceased person. The resident was found to be deceased of probable natural causes. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's Office.

On 05/01/2017 at 1:00 p.m., officers received 4 reports of failing to return leased or rented property from a business in the 600 block of Locust Street. Reports have been submitted to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

On 05/01/2017 at 4:56 p.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 2600 block of North Fair Street.

On 05/01/2017 at 4:30 p.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 2800 block of Hornet Drive.

On 05/02/2017 at 8:21 a.m., officers arrested Colten Raymo in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Raymo was transported to the police department, processed, and turned over to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/01/2017 at 9:06 p.m., officers received two reports of theft between 04/22/2017 and 05/01/2017 from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 05/02/2017 at 8:20 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 800 block of Jansen Street. Investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 59 calls for service on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

For Release: 04/30/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, April 24, 2017, at approximately 4:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a dog tied up and unable to move in the 400 block of Third Street. Junior Lee Forrest Johnson was issued citations for animal neglect and failure to obtain city dog license.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers arrested Shaelyn Elizabeth Rathmann on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for operating a motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility in the 600 block of Walnut St. Rathmann was processed at the Police Department. She posted the $150.00 cash only bond and was released.

On Friday, April 28, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Tenth St. Officers arrested Brandon Michael Rial Bogue for domestic assault 4th degree. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers took a report of an assault in the 600 block of Webster St. The incident was determined to be unfounded.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at approximately 11:24 a.m. officers recovered illegal narcotics in the 200 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, at approximately 9:37 a.m., officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile in the 200 block of Herriman St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 32 calls for service on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Officers responded to 44 calls for service on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

For Release: 04/28/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/23/2017 at 6:00 p.m., officers received a report if theft that occurred on 04/22/2017 at 6:26 p.m. in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/26/2017 at 3:19 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of JFK. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/27/2017 at 3:54 p.m., officers received a report of a theft in the 1200 block of Bryan Street. The victim reported being scammed out of money by phone.

On 04/26/2017 at 12:17 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/26/2017 at 10:15 a.m., officers arrested Jeremy Jennings in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation and Parole Warrant. Jennings was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/26/2017 at 10:30 a.m., officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street for a report of theft. The business reported the theft of currency by a former employee. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Toni Atwell for theft. She was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/26/2017 at 1:48 p.m., officers arrested Jeneva Chenet for driving while revoked in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Chenet was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/26/2017 at 3:01 p.m., officers arrested Barbara Terrell in the 10 block of south Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation and Parole Warrant. Terrell was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 89 calls for service on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

For Release: 04/26/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/24/17 at 10:46am, officers were dispatched to a report of a small child wandering around unsupervised in the Clay Street Park. The child was located and returned to a parent.

On 04/24/17 at 10:55am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance near the intersection of Waples and Graves Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/24/17 at 3:40pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a missing person from the 1800 block of Webster Street. The person was located a short time later in Chariton Iowa and was returned to Chillicothe.

On 04/24/17 at 4:06pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle being stolen while it was parked in the 700 block of Highland. The incident remains under investigation.

On 04/24/17 at 4:26pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Highland. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/25/17 at 8:27pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Hogan Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/26/17 at 2:42am, officers arrested Shawn Sese at Central and Maple Street on an Independence MO warrant for 1st degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. Sese was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 04/24/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/21/2017 at 6:21 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Locust Street to a report of trespassing. The suspect had left prior to officer's arrival but was contacted and advised of the trespass notice.

On 04/21/2017 at 8:00 a.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/23/2017 at 6:00 p.m., officers arrested Todd Vanfossen in the 400 block of Woodward Street for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers also arrested Nicole Henley for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana. Both Vanfossen and Henley were processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/19/2017 at 11:22 a.m., officers recovered a drone which was found near Broadway and Polk Street.

On 04/21/2017 at 7:00 a.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 100 block of Webster Street.

On 04/18/2017 at 11:30 a.m., officers took a subject into protective custody in the 1700 block of Fairchild and later transported that subject to a treatment facility per a court order.

On 04/22/2017 at 8:07 p.m., officers received a report of two-vehicle non-injury accident where one driver left the scene in 2800 block of Hornet Road.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 61 calls for service on Friday, April 21, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 53 calls for service on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

For Release: 04/20/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/16/17 at 3:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage that had occurred earlier in the day in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers completed the investigation on 04/19/17. Officers arrested Jamie Snider for property damage. Snider was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 04/16/17 at 7:18pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an illegal burn in the 3oo block of Edgerton. Officers issued a municipal citation to Christian S. Barron and Robby T. Kincade for illegal burning and the fire was extinguished.

On 04/17/17 at 5:35pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Karen Horton was eastbound on Ryan Lane and entered the intersection of Washington Street with a green traffic signal. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Zachariah Hamilton was southbound on Washington Street and failed to stop at the red traffic signal. The Hamilton Vehicle then collided with the Horton vehicle causing moderate damage. Hamilton was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to stop at a steady red traffic signal.

On 04/18/17 at 4:00pm, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Clay Street in reference to a juvenile that refused to go home with his mother. Officers took the male juvenile into custody and contacted the Livingston County Juvenile Officer. The Juvenile was instructed to go home with his mother, and the juvenile officer will follow up on the matter.

On 04/18/17 at 5:00pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/18/17 at 8:02pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 900 block of Elm Street. Officers arrested Dien T. Hoang for failure to stop at a stop sign, No insurance and no operator's license. Hoang was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 04/19/17 at 4:02pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Broadway and JFK Ave. Officers arrested Ryann Gatson on two warrants for failure to appear. Gatson and Lanie E. Kimmis were also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance. Gatson and Kimmis were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The vehicle was removed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

On 04/20/17 at 8:38am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from the 1300 block of Calhoun Street. The victim contacted the Police Department a short time later to advise that he did not wish to pursue charges.

On 04/20/17 at 2:04pm officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen trailer in the 200 block of Ryan Lane. It was determined that the trailer was not stolen but that a friend had borrowed it.

On 04/20/17 at 5:02pm, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Madison Wyse for property damage. Wyse was issued a Municipal Citation for property damage.

For Release: 04/16/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, March 31, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers took a report of stealing/fraud in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, April 10, 2017, at approximately 2:14 p.m., officers took a report of shoplifting in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at approximately 6:13 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at approximately 7:49 p.m., officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody for stalking in the 600 block of Walnut St. Woody was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 8:47 p.m., officers arrested Stephanie Rae McCracken on an active arrest warrant out of Linn County for passing bad check less than $500.00 in the 600 block of Walnut St. McCracken was processed at the Police Department, posted the $114.50 cash only bond and was released.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 9:29 p.m., officers recovered a red Next brand, 10 speed bicycle in the 1300 block of Directory. The bike can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers arrested Tony Lee Cashatt on an active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for domestic assault 3rd degree and trespass 1st degree in the 10 block of Third St. Cashatt was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post bond and was transferred to Caldwell County.

On Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 2:29 p.m., officers were dispatched a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Brent M. Holcer collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Lisa F. Kellison while attempting to turn onto S. Washington St. from Bus. Hwy. 36. Minor damage was reported.

On Friday, April 14, 2017, at approximately 4:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 1:44 a.m., officers arrested Donald Ray Hager on an active arrest warrant out of Butler County, MO, for non-support at Madison St. and Asher St. Hager was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $1,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of S. Washington St. There were no arrests made.

On Sunday, April 16, 2017, at approximately 5:39 a.m., officers took a report of a missing/runaway juvenile in the 800 block of Webster St. The juvenile was located and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers responded to 101 calls for service on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Officers responded to 58 calls for service on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

For Release: 04/03/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/08/17 at 12:04pm, officers were dispatched to a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 04/09/17 at 1:15pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Tammy Stark and Joseph Storey for stealing. Story and Stark were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 04/09/17 at 5:17pm, officers recovered a red 20" NEXT bicycle in the 400 block of Jackson Street. The bicycle was placed in storage for safe-keeping until the owner can be identified.

On 04/11/17 at 9:38am, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Alexander. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/11/17 at 1:15pm, Shelby Barrick surrendered to the Chillicothe Police Department on a Livingston County Warrant for probation violation on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Barrick was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where she is being held without bond.

On 04/11/17 at 4:14pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on Miller Avenue. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Elitza Crouch was northbound on Miller Avenue when her right tire dropped off the pavement and struck a drain culvert causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

On 04/11/17 at 10:50pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 800 block of Elm Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 04/10/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/08/2017 at 11:02 a.m., officers arrested Tina Hudson in the 700 block of North Washington Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for animal-at-large and on a Livingston County Warrant for stealing leased or rented property. Hudson was processed at the police department, posted the required bond and was released.

On 04/09/2017 at 12:23 p.m., officers arrested Steven Brand in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Macon County Warrant for Domestic Assault 3rd. Brand was unable to post bond, processed at the police department, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Macon County.

On 04/09/2017 at 1:16 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Mansur Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers determined the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/09/2017 at 6:05 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Sunset Avenue to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/08/2017 at 9:13 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Sunset Avenue. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/08/2017 at 5:50 a.m., officers assisted the Marceline Police Department with an investigation of felony domestic assault. The incident took place in Marceline, MO and the victim responded to Chillicothe, MO to seek medical treatment.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 72 calls for service on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

For Release: 04/08/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/07/2017 at 1:08 a.m., officers received a report of a lost or stolen purse in the 500 block of South Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/07/2017 at 10:29 p.m., officers arrested Richard Perkins for speeding and driving while suspended following a traffic stop on Washington Street and Curtis Street. Perkins was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/07/2017 at 6:30 p.m, officers, assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division, responded to the 100 block of Brunswick Street to a report of child endangerment. As a result of the investigation, officers and DFS removed two children from the residence and took them into protective custody. Officers arrested Curtis James Provolt for possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia-meth related, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia - marijuana related, and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of children. Provolt was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 04/07/2017 at 2:34 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Officers determined the incident was only verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/06/2017 at 7:45 a.m., officers recovered a black and purple bike in the 900 block of North Washington Street.

On 04/06/2017 at 3:46 p.m., officers arrested Junior Johnson for driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Dickinson and Cooper Street. Johnson was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/06/2017 at 4:38 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/05/2017 at 10:58 a.m., officers, with assistance of the Livingston County Children's Division, conducted an investigation into a report of a sexual assault of a minor in the 600 block of East Street. The investigation was deemed unfounded as it was determined that no sexual assault had occurred.

On 04/04/2017 at 5:15 p.m., officers arrested Brandon Stover for child molestation relating to an incident that occurred in July of 2016 in the 1200 block of Webster Street. Stover was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 75 calls for service on Monday, April 7, 2017.

For Release: 04/05/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/04/2017 at 7:23 p.m., officers responded to a report of trespassing in the 100 block of Herriman Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Virgil Hurling for peace disturbance and trespassing. Hurling was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 04/04/2017 at 2:34 p.m., officers received a report of a lost/stolen cell phone in the 200 block of North Washington Street.

On 04/04/2017 at 1:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Mitchell Road. Officers determined the disturbance to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/01/2017 at 2:54 p.m., officers conducted a funeral escort. During the escort, officers observed a driver failing to yield to the funeral procession. Officers later contacted the driver, Angela Mobley, Hamilton, and cited her for failing to yield to the right of way to an organized funeral procession.

On 04/02/2017, at 3:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Directory Street in reference to an animal neglect issue. Officers and Animal Control seized 2 dogs. As a result of the investigation, Justin Lycan was issued 2 citations for animal neglect and 2 citations for possessing two dogs without city licenses.

On 04/03/2017 at 7:43 p.m., officers received a report of a hit and run accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on Monday, April 3, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 81 calls for service on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

For Release: 04/03/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/30/17 at 12:38pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Broadway Street. Officers arrested Jonathan S. Robison for 2nd degree felony assault. Robison was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Robison is being held on a $25,000.00 cash only bond.

On 03/31/17 at 4:05pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of Herriford Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/31/17 at 6:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/31/17 at 6:37pm, officers arrested Nathan Osborne in the 1100 block of Washington Street on a Livingston County probation violation warrant. Osborne was also found to be in possession of less than 35gm of marijuana. Osborne was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/31/17 at 8:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of loud music in the 300 block of Elm Street. Officers made contact at the residence where the loud music was detected. Officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the residence. Officers arrested Paul E. Gardner for possession of less than 35 gm of marijuana and paraphernalia. Gardner was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 04/01/17 at 1:30am, officers were dispatched to a reported theft that occurred in the 300 block of Polk Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 04/02/17 at 12:20am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Elm Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/02/17 at 8:21pm, officers responded to check the well-being of a male at a hotel in the 500 block of Old Highway 36. Officers found that the male was deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident remains under investigation.

Seat Belt and Child Restraint Enforcement March 22, 2017
On March 22, 2017, at approximately 7:15 am, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Chillicothe Police Department conducted a seatbelt and child restraint enforcement detail. The operation was set to target parents and young drivers who were not using proper vehicle restraints for themselves and/or their child passengers. This operation was conducted on Maple Street, JFK Avenue, and Tenth Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. This operation was targeted for the drivers delivering children to Field Elementary School and was conducted for approximately a 45-minute period. During this checkpoint, officers and troopers together made 8 total contacts. Of these contacts the following dispositions were attained:

  • 12 total citations
  • 3 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt
  • 5 citations for child under the age of 8 w/o a safety belt or safety seat
  • 2 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)
  • 1 citation for no insurance
  • 1 citation for stop sign violation
  • 7 total warnings
  • 2 warnings for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt
  • 1 warning for no proof of insurance
  • 2 warnings for stop sign violation
  • 2 miscellaneous warnings

The purpose of this enforcement operation is to ensure safety of the drivers, passengers, and children of the vehicles. The Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are working together to make the roads safer for everyone. We are proud to say the numbers of buckled up drivers and passengers are significantly higher that normal. The purpose of these enforcement areas is to get people to buckle up. Buckle up and arrive alive!

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.

ARCHIVED NEWS

The Chillicothe Fire Department has partnered with the Chillicothe Police Department and the local Army National Guard Unit to develop an Honor Guard Team. The Honor Guard Team will be available to present the national and local colors at events throughout the community at the request of the event organizers. Hedrick Medical Center is the sole sponsor of the team and contributed funds to purchase the uniforms and flags needed for the development of the Honor Guard Team. There are about five members from each the fire, police and National Guard who will be serving on the Honor Guard Team, with the goal that at least two will be available at all times, when needed. Persons interested in scheduling the Honor Guard Team for an event should contact the Chillicothe Fire Department at 660-646-2139. Photo: Jaime Saucedo
Sgt. Hays and officers Keller and Beemer were surprised when Y-Pals from the Grand River Area YMCA in Chillicothe brought the CPD Christmas gift bags this year. Photo: Jaime Saucedo. See more > Brandon Johnson, formerly of Breckenridge, Missouri, has officially joined the department on 12/12/16. See more >

Honor Guard
Several members of the Chillicothe Police, Chillicothe Fire, and members of the National Guard make up the local Honor Guard. They presented flags at the "Life Flight Eagle welcome to Chillicothe" event held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Honor Guard
C-T Photo

City officials, Chillicothe Police and Chillicothe Fire departments, officials from Life Flight Eagle and Hedrick Medical Center at St. Luke's were all on hand for the official groundbreaking of the new LifeFlight hangar to be built at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. The Chillicothe Fire Department/Chillicothe Police Department Honor Guard gave a flag presentation that was followed by invocation delivered by Fire Department Chaplin, Bill Gutshall. Mayor Chuck Haney gave an opening statement focused on the benefits of moving to Chillicothe. The Hangar project will cost around $1.1 million dollars and will include a living quarters for staff and a maintenance bay and helipad. The project is expected to be completed and operational by the summer of 2017.

December 1, 2016 - The 2017 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) has been awarded to the Chillicothe Police Department in the amount of $6,127.45. This money was obtained from a competitive grant through the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Monies received from this grant will be used to purchase equipment related to officer safety. The grant was authored by Sgt. Jeremy Stephens; Chief Richard Knouse is the grant's Project Director, and Mayor Charles Haney is the Authorizing Official.

Girl Scouts Provide Gift Baskets for Chillicothe Police Officers
11/01/16 CT
Photos Cindy Hanavan, CPD Office Manager

The Chillicothe Girl Scout Brownie Troop 2231 invited local Chillicothe Police Officers to their troop meeting to discuss Halloween safety. The girls thought so much of the officers, that in honor of their founder's birthday, Juliette Gordon Low, decided to surprise the officers with a Halloween trick or treat of their own.

The Chillicothe Girl Scout Brownie Troop 2231 delivered gift baskets to Chillicothe Police officers recently. The girls shopped, decorated, and came up with a gift basket full of note pads, pens, free food certificates, coupons, cups, air fresheners, etc.

Each officer received his or her own Halloween gift basket from the girls, as well as a large box full of coloring books, crayons, books, puzzles, and other items, to keep at the station for children in need that the officers are trying to help.

They also carved this pumpkin with the city logo as it appeared in 1837.

The girls received huge support from the Chillicothe area businesses and received more than $500 worth of goodies for the local police officers. The girls shopped, decorated, and came up with a gift basket full of note pads, pens, free food certificates, coupons, cups, air fresheners, etc. Each officer received their own Halloween gift basket from the girls, as well as a large box full of coloring books, crayons, books, puzzles, and other kids items, to keep at the station for children in need that the officers are trying to help. "These girls really look up to their local police department and wanted to give back for a change," said Troop Leader Christina Lybarger. Troop assistants are Jennifer Plummer and Jessica Konopasek.

The troop expressed appreciation to the local Chillicothe businesses that helped support the local Chillicothe police department and help make this project possible: HyVee, Sonic, Prenger's Quick Lube & LaserWash, Chillicothe Barnes & Baker, American Family Insurance-Brent Minnick, Taco Bell, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Pizza Hut, Walmart, Chillicothe Ford/Lincoln, Wabash BBQ, Golden Corral, Dollar Tree (management), Chillicothe Family Pharmacy, Investor's Bank, McCoy Samples & Mattingly Dental Clinic, Citizen's Bank & Trust, McDonald's, and Woody's.

Battle of the Badges Benefits Y-Pals' Backpack Program
10/01/16

The second annual Battle of the Badges benefit softball game between the Chillicothe Police department and the Chillicothe Fire Department that drew a big crowd and was such a success last year was held Saturday, October 1, at the Blue Field at Danner Memorial Park beginning at 7 p.m. Admission was a contribution with all proceeds going to the Y-Pals backpack program according to co-organizers Detective Jon Maples and Police Officer Michael Smith. The Chillicothe Police Department rallied in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead over the Fire Department and then held on in the bottom half of the inning to win a wild and fun-filled contest by a score of 28-26. Nearly $1,200 was raised both at the event and from donations prior to the annual fund raiser. Admission was a freewill donation collected in the bottom of the fifth inning by Councilman Tom Douglas who passed the hat through the audience to pick up some surplus cash.

We love Chillicothe and have some of the greatest heroes around, CFD and CPD! Thank you Chillicothe. A special guest threw the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the evening activities. Miss Missouri 2015 McKensie Garber attended the event and threw out the first pitch and donated all proceeds from photos and autographs. Refreshments were available. Fourth Ward Councilman Paul Howard was the official umpire behind the plate and Scott Mumper worked the bases. The Boy Scouts presented the Colors and carried the American flag to the field. Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas lead the pledge to the flag, and the national anthem was played. Mayor Chuck Haney served as the public address announcer. In last year's battle and fun before a full house, the fire department pulled off a 26-22 victory. Attendees were encouraged to bring the entire family and enjoy the evening and help support the Grand River Area Family YMCA backpack program.

City Hires 2 Police Officers
09/02/16

Two police officers have been employed by the city council following recommendation from the Chief of Police Rick Knouse and City Administrator Ike Holland at the council's regular meeting Monday evening, August 29, 2016. Chief Knouse said that Jon C. Maples was returning to his former position of Detective after a short stay as chief of police of the Hamilton Police Department. Maples will begin work here on September 12, 2016. The second officer employed is Jeremiah Grider of Cameron, Missouri. Grider has been with the Excelsior Springs police department where he was Narcotics Officer and a member of the Clay County Drug Task Force. He formerly was a Military Police Officer with the U. S. Army and with the Cameron Police Department. He will begin work September 12, 2016. Knouse said the hiring of the two officers will bring the department within one of capacity. The two officers were hired by the city council on unanimous votes.

Blue Ribbons Tied Downtown Show Support for Law Enforcement
July 25, 2016

A local nonprofit organization, "The Tornadoes" tied blue ribbons throughout downtown to show their support for law enforcement. The Tornadoes is a group consisting of 11 members and their goal is to help others in the community by supporting some great causes such as domestic violence awareness, breast cancer awareness and autism awareness. They also help build, strengthen and encourage other nonprofit organizations. according to member, Cindy Cairns. Hanging the blue ribbons was an event the Tornadoes called, "Turning the Town Blue." Cairns said the group got together a few different nights to hang ribbons throughout the town's parks and and then decided to invite the public to the Silver Moon Plaza to help decorate the downtown area. Local law enforcement officers from the highway patrol, city police and sheriff's office were present. "We are sisters not by blood but by heart, we are a force to be reckoned with. We come together like a strong storm to wreak havoc in our community and surrounding areas on issues such as domestic violence, hunger, and cancer," Cairns said of the group.

CPD to Receive Advanced 911 System That Allows Text, Photos, Video
By BRITTANY TUTT
April 1, 2016

The Chillicothe City Council approved the city's 2016-17 budget on Monday night. The new fiscal year begins today, Friday, April 1. Included in the budget's expenses was a new 911 system for the Chillicothe Police Department, projected to cost $45,360. According to the Chillicothe Police Department's Office Manager, Cindy Hanavan, the police department has not made a final decision on which 911 system to purchase yet but the search has been narrowed down to two options. Hanavan said the options are night and day differences, but the department is leaning toward the less costly of the two. According to Hanavan, the equipment the department currently has is about eight to ten years old and was given to them used by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Hanavan said the age of the equipment is a concern for the department because computers and systems that are on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year wear out quickly. If the system does quit, calls will roll over to the Trenton Police Department as back up. The system the CPD currently has shows land line phone numbers and pulls the location of the caller up on a map; however, the system only sometimes shows a cell phone number and location. The current system also allows deaf persons to type to the police, but doesn't allow text messages. A new system that will be able to show both number and location for land lines and cell phones, and will allow one to text, send video and photos to 911 would be very useful for the police, according to Hanavan. She said a system allowing one to text and send video and photos would greatly benefit the department and victims. For example, if one had an intruder in his home and he was hiding, he could quietly text the police department instead of risking a call. Videos and photos would allow citizens the ability to take photos or video of a crime being committed and send it to the police department as evidence. "We will do our best to choose the right program to benefit both the department and the citizens of Chillicothe."

Police In Action hosted Basketball with the COPS at the Grand River YMCA March 19th.
Snacks were provided. There were prizes during this event and it was **FREE**.


On January 11, 2016, the CPD granted a birthday wish through through their ride-along program.
Noah Easley rode for part of the day shift conducting a few traffic stops and touring the Police Department.
Noah also received a CPD lanyard and drawstring back pack. After also riding with the night shift, Noah
said it was his best birthday ever. The officers were reminded why they do what they do - for the community.

51 Local Children Receive Christmas Gifts Through Shop With a Cop Event
By BRITTANY TUTT
December 21, 2015


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt
Thirteen police officers, including detective Jon Maples (pictured above),
assisted the children in their shopping adventure on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

The Chillicothe Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday at Wal-Mart. Through a fundraiser hosted by the Chillicothe Elks Lodge and grants from Wal-Mart, the Kiwanis Club was able to take 51 underprivileged children Christmas shopping. The number of children involved in the event almost doubled from last year's total of 26. The Shop with a Cop event was created about 15 years ago to help local, underprivileged children and their families have a good Christmas, according to Kiwanis member, Alice Swartz. Shop with a Cop allows children to buy gifts for themselves (and their family) that they would otherwise not be able to afford. Because children are able to purchase these gifts, they can wake up excited Christmas morning. The children involved with Shop with a Cop were from Livingston County, the majority being from Dewey Elementary, Field Elementary and Central Elementary schools. These children are selected by school staff, and are students who would benefit from this event the most. Every year, Kiwanis informs the schools on how many students they can help and school staff picks the students and makes phone calls to parents. At the event there were 13 officers from the Chillicothe Police Department and their families, 15 Kiwanis members and their families and eight Wal-Mart employees who assisted the children in their shopping adventure around Wal-Mart. Officers, Kiwanis members and Wal-Mart employees helped children shop for the items on the their Christmas list that was prepared prior to the event, and made sure children didn't over or under spend, as each child is given a certain amount to spend. After the gifts were purchased, they were wrapped. The gift wrapping supplies were provided by Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart employees wrapped the gifts. Wal-Mart also made sure Santa made an appearance at the event and supplied refreshments. The Shop with a Cop event can be humbling to witness, as these children who don't generally have a lot, shop for not only themselves but their families, too. "The children buy for everyone in their family," Swartz said. "A lot of children will not even buy for themselves, because they want everyone in their family to have something to open Christmas morning. But, we try to get them to buy something for themselves too," Swartz said. Though Kiwanis is the organizer of the event, Swartz said they wouldn't be able to do it without everyone who was involved.


On December 3, 2015, the City of Chillicothe held an awards luncheon for the City of Chillicothe Employees.
Detective Jon Maples was recognized as a City of Chillicothe Employee of the Year Nominee.
Detective Maples received the second place award for Employee of the Year representing the Chillicothe Police Department.
Employees of the Chillicothe Police Department were recognized and awards presented for years of service.
Sergeant Curtis Hays was recognized for 5 years of service, and Officer Lena Turpin and Communications Dispatcher Wanda Urton
were both recognized for 10 years of service. We would like to commend these individuals for their service.

City of Chillicothe Battle of the Badges
August 10, 2015
By BRITTANY TUTT, C-T Reporter

If one were to drive by Danner Park Friday night, August 7, 2015, he or she might have thought a major emergency situation was occurring with all the emergency vehicles filling the park's parking lot. However, Friday night was the first annual Battle of the Badges fundraiser event where the Chillicothe Police Department played against the Chillicothe Fire Department in a slow pitch softball tournament to raise money for the Grand River Area Family YMCA Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies is a program that, in partnership with Second Harvest Community Food Bank and Grand River Vocational Technical School, provides easy-to-serve breakfasts, lunches and snacks to more than 100 needy children each weekend during the school year, including extended breaks. These meals are sent home with children on Friday afternoons after school in backpacks.

The Battle of the Badges fundraiser raised over $1,300 for the program Friday night according to Chillicothe Police Department Detective, Johnny Maples. The $1,300 raised was from free-will donations provided by the supporters that packed the bleachers and the nearly 30 players that battled it out on the field Friday night. "This event was a good way for departments to come together and raise money for a program that needed it, and it was another way to show the community that we care," Det. Maples said. Both Fire Chief Darrell Wright and Police Chief Rick Knouse thought the event went over very well with the public. Chief Knouse said he was overwhelmed by how many people came out to support the departments and the Backpack Buddies on Friday. On the field there was a lot of high-fiving and encouragement from one department to another. "Friendly competition" would be the perfect way to describe the game. Ultimately, the fire department won the game by 9 runs with the final score being 30-21; however, both teams were winners as they were able to provide hundreds of children with food.


C-T Photos / Brittany Tutt

Council Hires New Police Officer; Force Now at 16
August 12, 2015
The City of Chillicothe has added another police officer to its force which now is at 16 members. Following a unanimous vote by City Council members in executive session Monday evening, August 10, 2015, Keaton Codell Foster is the latest to join the department that is now at its maximum level. The 26-year-old Sedalia, Missouri, man is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy and formerly a member of the Rock Port, Missouri, police department. His hometown is Sedalia, and he will be moving soon to Chillicothe. Police Chief Rick Knouse said that Foster will be joining the department next week for his initial training. Both Knouse and City Administrator Ike Holland recommended Foster for employment as an officer.

Y-PALS VISIT CPD
08/06/15
Two youngsters were treated to a private tour of the Chillicothe Police Station (by Detective Jon Maples) and the fire station on Thursday, escorted by Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney (right). The two children are involved with the Y-PALS program administered through the Grand River Area Family YMCA. During the day, children rode in a police vehicle and a fire truck, ate lunch at a local restaurant, and went shopping. Currently, there are 20 youth involved in the Y-PALS program.

Police Gather Input About Troubled Traffic Areas After Facebook Posting
By Brittany Tutt
June 19, 2015

CAPTION: The Chillicothe Police Department as been making efforts to get feedback from the public on areas in Chillicothe that people feel are dangerous and need to be patrolled more frequently. Pictured above is Chillicothe Police Department Detective Johnny Maples patrolling the intersection of Dickinson and Third Street where many children play outside and ride their bikes.


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt

The Chillicothe Police Department is using social media to help improve traffic safety by asking the public to identify areas where they'd like to see greater enforcement. The department posted on their Facebook page the morning of June 9 requesting feedback from the public in reference to traffic complaints and violations in high traffic areas. The post read: "If you notice specific locations near you or your neighborhood where you would like traffic enforcement conducted in efforts to make the streets of Chillicothe safer please post here, message us or contact the police department...". The post received more than 30 comments from concerned citizens, and according to Chillicothe Police Detective, Johnny Maples, the police department also received several calls as a result of the post. Maples said the police department decided to post this on its Facebook page in order to give the public the opportunity to voice their opinions and extend to people the opportunity to give their input on the topic. Maples said public input is important because it helps officers better protect the city by enforcing the law in areas in which citizens feel are most dangerous. "Our main job is to keep the streets of Chillicothe safe, and the best way to do that is through public feedback," Maples said. Upon reviewing the comments received, the police department determined that the top five most complained about areas in Chillicothe were: Third Street from Washington to Grandview, Dickinson Avenue from Bryan to Third, Hickory Street from Third to Cowgill, Fair Street from Bryan to Dorney Drive and Chillicothe park areas. Maples said the police department already knew a few of these areas to be dangerous, high traffic areas, and tended to catch motorists speeding in said areas. However, he said comments from the public opened up their eyes to how dangerous other areas were getting. Maples said the police department is not staffed in a way that allows them to put an officer at every school during pick up and drop off time to control traffic. However, he said officers do try to patrol school zone areas and usually catch several people speeding or not obeying traffic signs. He said the police department patrols Polk Street heavily during school hours because Polk runs by the middle school, Dewey and Field Elementary School. Maples said that road's speed limit drops down to 20 mph when school is in session, and officers ticket a lot of people not obeying that rule. Maples also said that since the police department has received comments from the public, stops in the areas complained about have increased significantly. Most of the stops have been due to speeding and stop sign violations. This is the first time the police department has asked for the public's input; however, Maples said it was a success, and the department plans on doing it more often. Maples said the police department is trying to become more, "public friendly," and this was a good step in achieving that.

Miller Hired as Chillicothe's New Police Officer
April 1, 2015

Joshua Miller, 26, will begin his training and official duties as a Chillicothe Police Department Officer on April 14, 2015. Miller was employed following a 4-0 vote (Councilman Tom Douglas had an excused absence) by the city council in an executive session following Monday night's regular meeting. Miller was recommended for employment by Chief of Police Rick Knouse and City Administrator Ike Holland. Miller is currently employed by the City of Trenton Police Department; and, following his two-week notice, will begin work with the Chillicothe department. He has past law enforcement experience as an officer with the Emporia, Kansas, Police Department and was a campus officer at Missouri Southern University when the tornado struck Joplin several years ago, and he did work security and clean-up following the tornado. The new Chillicothe officer was in the U.S. Army and has been with the Trenton department for the past 1 1/2 years where he also served as a DARE Officer. The Chillicothe department is still short one officer and will continue to advertise and interview possible candidates.

Special News Release
On Monday, March 23rd, 2015, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation of enticement of a child, which occurred in multiple jurisdictions including Chillicothe. The investigation began when a mother of an 11-year-old female discovered that her daughter was using an electronic device talking to a 41 year old male out of South Dakota via social media. The Chillicothe Police Department is working closely with the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team on this investigation along with authorities in South Dakota. We are in the process of obtaining the necessary information so that we can forward the investigation to authorities in South Dakota. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is continuing.

The Chillicothe Police Department wants to make you aware of this type of incident and give a few tips on controlling incidents similar to this one. Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet.

  • Keep the computer/electronic in a high-traffic area of your home.
  • Establish limits for which online sites children may visit and for how long.
  • Internet technology can be mobile, so make sure to monitor cell phones, gaming devices and laptops.
  • Surf the Internet with your children and let them show you what they like to do online.
  • Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming, and using webcams.
  • Continually talk with your children about online safety and monitor the electronics regularly.

Certificate of Valor
February 23, 2015

Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Knouse (left) and Mayor Chuck Haney (right) look on as City Administrator Ike Holland (back)
reads a Certificate of Valor recognizing police officer Jacob Peterson for going beyond the call of duty to help rescue
individuals who were trapped in a burning apartment building last week.

The City of Chillicothe honored Peterson
Monday evening, February 23, 2015, during a regular council meeting for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Peterson was among the first people to arrive on the scene, and he entered the smoke-filled apartment building at 19 Webster Street.

By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY

Public Assistance Request - Update February 13, 2015 (Detective Jon Maples)

On January 27, 2015, the Chillicothe Police Department requested the public's assistance (see below) in reference to an alleged burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Parkview Circle in Chillicothe, Missouri. We want to advise the citizens of Chillicothe a Livingston County arrest warrant has been issued after further investigation, for 36-year-old Terry Walter Andruszczak of Bonner Springs, KS for Burglary 1st Degree and Stealing with a bond of $100,000.00 cash only. Mr. Andruszczak is currently wanted for questioning for burglary and stealing in multiple jurisdictions in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. It is believed that Mr. Andruszczak is operating a 2008 charcoal gray BMW with Kansas registration.

Our advice to the citizens of Chillicothe is to be vigilant and watch your surroundings. If you see anything to be out of the norm or suspicious please don't hesitate to contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121, or if you know the whereabouts of Mr. Andruszczak or have observed this vehicle in the area.

01/28/2015: The Chillicothe Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department are working a joint investigation in regard to a burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Parkview Circle in Chillicothe, Missouri, on January 27, 2015 in the early afternoon hours. Neighbors observed a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with sandy blonde hair wearing a gray shirt and khaki colored slacks at the residence. Neighbors reported that the male was operating a newer charcoal gray in color vehicle believed to be a BMW with tinted windows and black rimmed wheels. If you have any information in regard to this investigation, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121or the Livingston County Sheriff's Office at 660-646-0515. Any and all tips are appreciated.


Shop with a Cop - CT 12/26/14
Kiwanis was awarded a $2,500 grant from Wal-Mart to distribute to 26 kids as part of their Shop with a Cop event.
This event was started about 14 years ago to "provide gifts for children and their families that they otherwise wouldn't
have necessarily been able to have," according to Kiwanis member, Alice Swartz.

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

On October 6, 2014 the Chillicothe Police Department posed a question to the citizens on CPD's Facebook page requesting CPD be notified of traffic safety concerns that were had and the response was great! The first list of locations are as follows: Bryan Street West of Washington for speeding and illegal ATVs; 1st and Walnut for stop sign violations; 1st and Hickory for stop sign violations; Jackson and Vine for stop sign violations; Fairway and Country Club Drive for congestion and careless driving The CPD officers will be frequenting these areas to monitor these as well as other violations. If you have a traffic concern, please feel free to contact CPD on the Chillicothe Police Department Facebook page or call directly to the Police Department at 660 646 2121.

Chillicothe Police Awarded Grants
10/01/2014, Lieutenant Scott Chubick

On 09/29/2014, the Chillicothe Police Department was awarded a grant totaling $6775.00 from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA). MIRMA representative Jeff Arp presented the award at the city council meeting to Mayor Haney, who then presented Lieutenant Chubick. MIRMA, who is the entity that ensures the City of Chillicothe awarded the grant to the Police Department to purchase updated body cameras for the officers, and for a new in car dash camera. Your Chillicothe Police officers have been wearing body cameras while on duty for approximately four (4) years; however, the current cameras are outdated.

The Police Department was also recently awarded grants totaling $12,000.33 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Approximately $3,000 of these funds will go to the purchase of a new speed detection radar for a patrol car and remaining funds are for traffic enforcement overtime. These grant funds will allow for additional traffic safety enforcement within the city limits of Chillicothe. These funds became available for use on 10/01/2014.


C-T Photo Brittany Tutt 08/14/14
The CPD's new dispatch console totaled nearly $30,000 in upgrades.
These upgrades included channels for the MOSWIN system programmed
into it and ready to be implemented, a security monitor, and a bullet proof glass window.


On 04/11/2014, the Chillicothe Police Department, along with the Chillicothe Fire Department,
Hedrick Medical Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department
assisted with a Mock Accident hosted by Skills USA and the Grand River Technical School.
The event concentrated on the ill effects of drinking and driving. Officers utilized fatal vision goggles
to demonstrate how alcohol affects your body while attempting to operate a motor vehicle.
Detective Maples stated "I used the fatal vision goggles while students drove an obstacle
course with a golf cart. The kids had fun and learned they can't drive drunk."
The Police Department was proud to be a part of this worth while event.


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Knouse introduced to council members officers who were either new to the department or promoted within the department during the Chillicothe City Council meeting Monday night, March 10, 2014, at City Hall.

New officers are Jordan Webb and Michael Smith, who both began service with the Chillicothe Police Department on March 3. Webb, formerly of Mountain Grove, Missouri, is a December 2013 graduate of a police academy. Smith, formerly of Chillicothe, most recently worked for the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department. He also had worked for the Unionville Police Department.

Knouse introduced Johnny Maples, who had been a patrolman with the department for a couple of years and was promoted to detective, and Jeremy Stephens, who had been a patrolman with the department for six years and was promoted to sergeant.

Employee of the Year Named and Service Awards Issued
December, 2013

The City of Chillicothe awarded Cindy Hanavan as the "Employee of the Year" at its annual Employee Party on December 6, 2013. Hanavan has over 25 years of service with the City Police Department and currently serves as the 911 Dispatch and Officer Manager.

City Administrator Ike Holland stated that her dedication and professionalism is "Second to None". He stated that her performance this year merits this award and without her, the transition of the 911 system from the County to the City would not have happened in a seamless manner. "Cindy sets the example for others to follow and I really appreciate her positive attitude," said City Administrator Holland.

The City Administration also took pride in recognizing those that have dedicated years of quality service to the City. Those CPD employees receiving years of service awards were:

5 Years - Jeff Herman, Robert Heldenbrand, Jeremy Stephens
25 Years - Cindy Hanavan, Police Department

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


On 09-30-2013, the 2013 Highway Safety traffic grant period ended for the State of Missouri. From the date of 10-01-2012 until 10/03/13, the Chillicothe Police Department was allocated $3,000 to spend on traffic related overtime with an emphasis on DWI enforcement using funds received from this grant.

As a department, we utilized $2,723, or 91% of the funds that were available to us. 100% of those funds were dispersed as payroll in the form of overtime wages, which converted into approximately 187 man hours on the streets that resulted in the issuance of 212 traffic citations and multiple arrests.

In addition to the DWI grant above, our agency participated in 10 different state wide traffic mobilizations. These mobilizations included "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" traffic safety campaigns. During said functions, we received $2,800 in grant money ear marked for traffic related overtime. We utilized $2,145.67, or 77% of the funds available to us. These funds attributed to approximately 100.3 man hours dedicated to specifically patrolling the streets for the purpose of traffic enforcement that resulted in 1037 traffic stops and approximately 399 traffic citations and multiple arrests.

In short, from the timeframe extending from 10-01-2012 to 09-30-2013; the Chillicothe Police Department utilized $4,868.67 in grant funding that required a 0% match by the City of Chillicothe. 100% of those funds were dispersed as payroll for the enforcement of traffic safety allowing us to provide approximately 287.3 man hours of additional coverage with the issuance of approximately 586 citations at virtually no cost to our citizens.

For the 2014 fiscal year, the Chillicothe Police Department will have $5,000 dollars allocated to us for traffic safety with an emphasis on Occupant Protection and Hazardous Driving. We have planned enforcement operations over the future period and will continue to use these funds in a productive manner to promote safety for the citizens of Chillicothe.

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

The Chillicothe Police Department will be awarded with a Risk Grant from the Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association. The grant will be used to cover cover the cost of items that reduce liability exposures. MIRMA Loss Control Specialist Jeff Arp will present the award. "It's basically a grant for safety issues," City Administrator Ike Holland said. "We use it for everything from protective bulletproof vests, accessories we might need for communications equipment, safety cones, and any type of lights that might be used in emergencies."

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

On Tuesday 09/24/2013 the Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a Seatbelt Compliance Enforcement operation at the area around the Central School in Chillicothe. The operation began at approximately 7:15am and ended at approximately 8:00am.

The traffic detail on 09/24/2013 at Central School resulted in 8 vehicle contacts - 3 warnings were issued; 10 citations were written for the following: 4 child restraint, 4 adult seat belt, 1 child under 16 seatbelt, 1 stop sign.

The Chillicothe Police Department greatly appreciates the assistance from the Highway Patrol in this matter. As a result of these safety checkpoints around the school zones, we are already seeing that our compliance ratio has increased and our number of violations have decreased. The purpose of these operations is to increase safety for the drivers and occupants of the vehicles. Arrive alive!! Buckle up!

09/19/2013
Special News Release


The Chillicothe Police Department received grant funding for traffic enforcement to be conducted on the streets and highways of Chillicothe Missouri. The grant money was received through a joint effort with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Public safety.

The goal of this money was to be used for officers to conduct extra traffic enforcement in areas of Chillicothe where we primarily have the most traffic accidents. The goal was to promote safer driving and reduce the number of accidents where bad driving habits are a key factor in the crashes. These efforts by the Chillicothe Police Department were intended to make it safer for motorist and pedestrians in Chillicothe. The majority of traffic crashes that occur in Chillicothe are during Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm.

On Wednesday, 09/18/2013, and Thursday, 09/19/2013, Chillicothe Police officers concentrated their efforts and conducted a traffic enforcement effort on these days between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm.

During these two days, officers conducted 76 vehicle stops and 40 traffic citations were issued for violations including speeding, no proof of insurance, improper window tint, and faulty equipment and seat belt violations. There were also 39 warnings issued.

It is the goal of the Chillicothe Police to promote safe driving and a safer community.

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

RESULTS: On 09/18/2013, the Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a seat belt and child restraint compliance check point near the Dewey School in Chillicothe, MO before school; and a traffic saturation near the Chillicothe High School after classes were dismissed.

The following violations were detected:

VIOLATION CITATIONS:
Speeding 2
Adult Seat Belt 9
Child Restraint 8
No Insurance 7
No Drivers license 1
Fail to Stop for Red Light 1
Vehicle Registration 2

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

Please ensure that you and your loved ones are properly secured in suitable safety restraints at all times while your vehicle is in motion. The CPD and the MSHP will continue to conduct these operations periodically to ensure the safety of Chillicothe's citizens.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Athletes, officers and supporters joined forces for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

Athletes, officers and supporters joined forces for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wednesday morning May 29, 2013. Started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, the goal of the LETR is to increase awareness about the games. The 2013 Special Olympics Missouri Summer Games are scheduled for Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
Capt. Tony Kirkendol
Grant Funding Received for Chillicothe Police/ Livingston County Sheriffs / Chillicothe Fire
DATE: 06/06/2013

The Chillicothe Police Department recently authored a grant to the State of Missouri, MOSCAP (Missouri Statewide Communication Assistance Program) to ask for financial assistance for gaining access to the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network. The Grant was written to benefit all of the emergency responder entities for Livingston County.

The grant was written by Capt Tony Kirkendoll with input from the Chillicothe Emergency Services Director Darrell Wright and Chief Deputy Michael Claypole for the Livingston County Sheriffs Department.

Capt Kirkendoll was recently notified that the grant application has received $12,600.00 to allow for 14 radios to be upgraded to operate on the state-wide communications network.

This is an excellent foundation for the future plans for the Livingston County Radio Communications network. These funds will allow the Livingston County Sheriffs Office and a portion of the Chillicothe Emergency Services to be able to begin communicating on the State wide Communication digital radio network when the upgrades are installed. These upgrades will have an immediate and needed impact and greatly increase radio communications between emergency personnel and Chillicothe 911 dispatch.

These funds are a zero match requirement and will cost the citizens of Livingston County nothing.

The capability to communicate across jurisdictional and discipline lines (interoperability of communications) is one of the top priorities of Missouri's homeland security program. Ensuring that neighboring jurisdictions and multiple disciplines can communicate with each other leads to better emergency and disaster response and ultimately makes for safer communities.

Missouri has built a statewide public safety interoperable communications system, known as the Missouri Statewide Interoperability Network (MOSWIN). MOSWIN is a network of communications towers, base stations and communications software. The project is providing the infrastructure that will provide interoperable communications throughout the state to both state public safety agencies and any local jurisdictions that wish to use the system for their interoperable communications. The system meets a Federal Communications Commission mandate that all public safety agencies in the U.S. operate only in a "narrowband" mode after Jan. 1, 2013.

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

  • Providing internal communications capabilities for state agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Natural Resources and State Emergency Management Agency.

  • Providing a statewide interoperability platform and access for local agencies to achieve interoperable communications with local, state, regional and federal agencies.

Keeping up with today's technology is important and crucial for public safety officers. We feel that by utilizing grant funding when it becomes available, we can update our communications network and keep the out of pocket cost to a minimum for the citizens of Livingston County.

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
Captain Tony Kirkendoll
DATE: 06/05/2013

On 05/31/13, at approximately 19:22 hrs, Chillicothe Police officers were dispatched to a hold-up alarm at Advance America Cash Advance located at 518 S Washington Street in Chillicothe Missouri.

Upon officer's arrival at the location, it was reported that a 6'5" 250 lb Hispanic male had entered the business and forced the female employee into the back room and then stole approximately $5000.00 in cash and approximately $1200.00 in gold jewelry. The suspect had reportedly fled out the front of the store on foot.

Chillicothe Police officers conducted the investigation into the reported robbery and have concluded the investigation on 06/04/2013 by arresting store employee, Athena Rose Chandler, for her involvement in the fabrication of the robbery to steal the money from the business.

The investigation revealed the robbery was a planned hoax for the money and jewelry to be stolen from the store while she was working. Then as a cover up, a past boyfriend of Ms. Chandler's came into the store and acted out the robbery so that it could be seen on the video surveillance camera.

A portion of the money and jewelry have been recovered; and the other person involved is being sought at this time.

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

The Chillicothe Police Department is currently investigating possible monetary counterfeiting at several businesses in the Chillicothe community. Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of North Washington Street in reference to a counterfeit bill on Monday. Further investigation by the C-T into the matter revealed the business to be Seventh Heaven Gas Station and Convenience Store, and the reason for the visit to be a video surveillance tape viewing. According to Chillicothe police, the incident remains under investigation.

Officers have recently taken multiple reports of counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses in the community. The other known business that has been targeted by counterfeiters is the Casey's Gas and Convenience Store on Elm Street. The suspect bills have been of both large and small denominations, the CPD reports.

Cashiers and store owners are advised to be on the lookout for bills that appear or feel fake in nature. Anyone with information on the matter is urged to contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

Chillicothe Police Station, Fire Dept. Hold New Siren Training
03 07 12 by Drew Van Dyke, C-T Writer


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

CAPTION: Dave Cates (middle, pointing to computer screen), a service manager with Blue Valley Public Safety, met with persons at the Chillicothe Police Department and (above) the Chillicothe Fire Department on Tuesday discussing the city's new storm siren warning system and answering questions. The city has 11 sirens. The system can warn citizens, as well as play the national anthem. It also shows when sirens may be defective, or offline, and in need of repair.

Two informative personnel meetings regarding Chillicothe's new storm siren system took place at the Chillicothe Police Department and Chillicothe Fire Department buildings before noon on Tuesday. The training sessions brought together multiple officers, firefighters, and EMS workers in the Chillicothe area. Blue Valley Public Safety service manager Dave Cates spoke with both of the departments, guided them through the systems, and answered questions along the way.

The city now has 11 warning sirens at the following locations: 500 West Mohawk (Green Hills Golf Course), Simpson Park (near the Aquatics Center), 1862 Litton Road (Danner Park), Belair Drive (in the Christensen Addition), at the intersection of Grandview and Webster, atop Chillicothe City Hall, near the intersection of Missouri and Bridge, at the intersection of Mack and Linn (Shaffer Park), Graves Street (Walmart), at the intersection of Industrial and McCormick, and at the intersection of Willow Avenue and Birch Drive (Lowes Acres). The sirens they replaced were from the 1950s and 1960s.

At the training sessions, Cates pointed out the features of the new system, including the playing of the national anthem at the three major ballparks in town, the duration of the system's vocal warnings (only set for one round of repetition), and the siren sounds and durations. Sirens with the BVPS system are set on a three-minute loop. After three minutes, the system must be reactivated again, if a siren longer than that timeframe is needed or wanted. The sirens may be engaged via key-box or computer monitor.

Starting the sirens is a three-step process. Persons at the station must first turn a key to the "on" position, then select the corresponding siren button they wish to use (options include: all sirens - tornado, monthly testing, and growl test; electronic park sirens - severe weather, lightning, thunderstorm approaching, thunderstorm warning, National Anthem Simpson Park, National Anthem Danner Park, and National Anthem Shaffer Park; and electronic sirens - tornado watch, tornado warning, HazMat Simpson Park, HazMat Danner Park, HazMat Shaffer Park, HazMat Walmart, and HazMat Industrial Park). He or she must then also press a "send" button, to avoid accidental siren alerts.

Computer monitors within the stations track the condition of the 11 siren entities. Each siren is marked within the computer on a map of the city of Chillicothe, with a green dot on their specific location. When the dot turns red, it means that there is a problem with the siren. When the dot turns pink, the siren is not connected to the system. The computers keep logs of each of these changes and alerts, and must always be connected to the siren system, even if it is minimized on the screen, Cates said.

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

The Chillicothe Police Department conducted a series of traffic enforcement saturations on Saturday as a part of a statewide drunk driving crackdown. Officers made 25 traffic stops, issued 15 citations, and issued 27 written warnings for various traffic violations, according to Sgt. Scott Chubick. Officers also conducted license checkpoints at various locations. Fifteen contacts were made during that time, and 2 felony arrests were made. Those arrests led to the seizure of one pound of marijuana.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drivers off the road and make Missouri roads safer. The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. Visit the website: www. saveMOlives.com for more information.

JANUARY 10, 2012 - Police, Parents Unite Against Substance Abuse

The Chillicothe Police Department is partnering with TestMyTeen.com, an organization that has donated more than $5,000 worth of free home drug test kit vouchers to be shared anonymously with parents who need them. Unfortunately, "friends" often try harder to make kids who say "no" to drugs, alcohol and tobacco feel like outcasts, according to Police Capt. Tony Kirkendoll. Home testing kits have emerged that protect privacy and provide kids with a socially acceptable excuse: "My parents test me."

"For years, police have been the first to know when local kids used drugs, while their parents were often the last to know. We found a way to work together, and we can turn that around," Kirkendoll said. Employers use testing to rid the workplace of substance abuse. Schools, police, community leaders and parents can now work together to ensure safer schools and homes. Youth can use it to prove their trustworthiness to their parents, and to dissolve unwanted pressure from peers.

Private and confidential vouchers for free test kits are available at the Chillicothe Police Department, 613 Walnut Street. The voucher has instructions and an access code for the parents. The parent will then enter a web site from their home computer and order the free test kit, which will be discretely shipped to their address. Answers to frequently asked questions about home-based substance abuse testing are available at TestMyTeen.com.

Peer pressure to try drugs, alcohol, or tobacco doesn't end when kids say, "no," Kirkendoll said. In fact, pressure can often increase when "friends" try harder to make youths feel like outcasts when they don't go along with the crowd.

Parents can access helpful information and get testing kits for detecting drugs at no charge (limit one per family, only shipping fees apply) using electronic vouchers provided by TestMyTeen.com, and by picking up a voucher at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On-going random testing continues to provide youth with the excuse they need and parents with the peace of mind they deserve.

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE - YOU DRINK & DRIVE, YOU LOSE.

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

Chillicothe Police Department - Cracking Down on Impaired Drivers August 19 to September 5, 2011

The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That's why the Chillicothe Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving August 19th through September 5th, 2011.

The Chillicothe Police Department will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri's DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road.

Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.

"Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences," stated Chief Rick Knouse. "Our message is simple and unwavering: You Drink and Drive. You Lose."

For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.

Zero Tolerance Law

It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant portion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you're caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system. Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver license, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation. "Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences," stated Chief Richard Knouse. "Zero tolerance means zero chances: You Drink and Drive. You lose."

In 2010 in Missouri, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.

The Chillicothe Police Department is selling 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts. According to Special Olympics Missouri (2009), "The vision of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) was brought to life by Col. Ralph Biele of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He and the Missouri Police Chief's Association decided to rally all law enforcement to hold a fundraiser for Special Olympics - and the rest is sort of history. What began in 1968 as a 30-mile run is now a four-day relay covering more than 950 miles with 1,000 runners. It originates in more than 42 locations and culminates in Springfield, the site of the State Summer Games. But, it's more than a run; the Torch Run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. The mission of the LETR is to raise both dollars and awareness for Special Olympics. Nearly 200 agencies and 2,500 officers work year-round in Missouri to accomplish this goal; they are some of our greatest volunteers. Col. Biele once said, 'A lot of people get involved with Special Olympics because they feel they need to give something back. I have found that I have gained and learned more from these Special Olympics athletes than I could ever give or teach them.' In 1986, the LETR raised $15,000 and in 2009 they raised $1,547,877 ranking them No. 7 in the world for funds raised. All funds raised go toward supporting Special Olympics Missouri's year-round sports training and athletic competition program for more than 15,000 athletes across the state." All proceeds collected by the Chillicothe Police Department will go toward this campaign. Short sleeve shirts cost $10 and long sleeve shirts cost $15. To purchase a 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics shirt, contact Lieutenant Matt Rodriguez at the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

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We're involved in protecting citizens and insuring smooth traffic flow for many of the special events held in Chillicothe, Missouri. Here are some snapshots taken at the Tour of Missouri event held here September 12, 2009, and the annual Holiday Parade held November 21, 2009.

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Chillicothe Missouri Police Department
613 Walnut Street
Chillicothe, MO  64601
660-646-2121
Toll Free: 1-877-646-2185
Chief Rick Knouse
Asst. Chief Rick Sampsel

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