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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

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 02/20/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 1:47 p.m., officers took a report of child molestation in the 300 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 2:12 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Clay St. and Monroe St. Officers arrested Brandi Kay Utley for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license revoked, possession of a controlled substance, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Utely was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 4:24 p.m., officers took a report of forgery in the 300 block J.F.K. Ave. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 10:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Bus. Hwy. 36 at Graves St. A vehicle driven by William L. Franks collided with a vehicle driven by Beverly J. Martin after failing to yield the right of way. Both vehicles received extensive damage. Martin's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing. Franks was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way involving a crash and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 8:42 a.m., officers took a report of fraud which occurred at multiple locations in Chillicothe. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 4:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Commercial St. The parties separated and no arrests were made.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 12:14 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 600 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. A vehicle driven by Anthony O. Longstreet was backing a truck tractor and trailer into a parking spot. The trailer then struck a parked trailer attached to a truck tractor occupied by James M. Combs. Minor damage was reported.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 6:14, p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of N. Washington St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers recovered a reported stolen vehicle in the 1400 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 7:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of Elm St.

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers arrested Neal James Miller on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for failure to appear in the 400 block of Elm St. Miller was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at approximately 4:09 p.m., officers arrested George Andrew Depler, Jr. for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended following a motor vehicle safety spot check at Broadway St. and Trenton Rd. Depler was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, February 19, 2017, at approximately 11:03 p.m., officers arrested Rigdon James Newsom for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at Herriford St. and Second St. Newsom was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 68 calls for service on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Officers responded to 97 calls for service on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Officers responded to 106 calls for service on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

For Release: 02/16/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/14/2017 at 7:30 p.m., officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1700 block of Clay Street. Investigation continues.

On 02/14/2017 at 9:55 a.m., officers received a report of the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card in the 500 block of Grandview. Investigation continues.

On 02/14/2017 at 6:44 p.m., officers recovered a white and burgundy Dr. Pepper brand bike in the area of Clay Street Park.

On 02/15/2017 at 9:45 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1300 block of Jackson Street. Investigation continues.

On 02/14/2017 at 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of South Washington Street to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jessica Rorebeck struck a trailer being pulled by a vehicle driven by Joshua Murdock. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles and the trailer.

On 02/12/2017 at 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of North Washington Street to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Adam Gannan was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked motor vehicle causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 99 calls for service on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

For Release: 02/14/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On. Monday, January 30, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Brunswick St. at Ryan Ln. A vehicle driven by Randall D. McKee struck a vehicle driven by Cheryl L. Dennis in the intersection. Minor damage was reported.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service on Monday, February 13, 2017.

For Release: 02/13/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 8:39 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of Jackson St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 2:03 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 300 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at approximately 8:05 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1500 block of Locust St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at approximately 11:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. The parties were separated and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Officers responded to 84 calls for service on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Officers responded to 50 calls for service on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Special Press Release- Stolen Property- Search Warrant

During the last week of January 2017 and first two weeks of February 2017, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department have responded to and taken multiple stolen property reports in which property was stolen from what was believed to be unlocked vehicles. During this investigation, items reported stolen include money, firearms, and jewelry. On February 12, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department took proactive measures to stop this type of criminal activity. We set up a covert operation in the area where the criminal activity was taking place. The suspect was recorded committing criminal acts. Officers later arrived at the individual's residence with a Livingston County search warrant. The individual had barricaded himself inside of the residence. The Chillicothe S.P.I.D.E.R. team and officers gained entry. As a result of this investigation an 18-year-old male was arrested for stealing, tampering with a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen property. During the search warrant, officers located multiple items reported stolen including firearms, jewelry, and money. We solved multiple cases during this investigation. This investigation cleared approximately 13 incidents in our jurisdiction.

Officers worked hard and continue to work hard for the citizens of Chillicothe. We located multiple items that the suspect admitted was stolen, but we do not have reports for. So if you are missing any items that are stolen including firearms, please contact Detective Maples at the Chillicothe Police Department. The incident areas were from Locust Street to Broadway Street, from Calhoun Street to 15th Street, and around Field School area. We would like to thank Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren and the Livingston County Associate Judge James Valbracht.

For Release: 02/10/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor


On 02/09/2017 at 3:52 p.m., officers arrested Cody Whiteside in the 1600 block of Webster Street for speeding and driving while suspended. Whiteside was transported to the police department where he was processed, cited, and released.

On 02/09/2017 at 11:58 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 200 block of Calhoun Street.

On 02/08/2017 at 11:31 a.m., officers arrested Andrew McCollum in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. McCollum was transported to the police department where he was processed, cited, and released.

On 02/08/2017 at 10:20 p.m., officers arrested Geoffrey Page in the 600 block of West Business 36 for obstructing the duties of a law enforcement officer. Page was transported to the police department where he as processed, cited and released.

On 02/09/2017 at 9:25 a.m., officers arrested Thomas Gamble and Raven Pittman in the 100 block of Park Lane on active City of Chillicothe Municipal warrants. Gamble and Pittman were unable to post the required bond and were transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 02/09/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/06/2017 at 5:49 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Highland Avenue to a report of a noise complaint. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Sean Biller and Alyssa Dowell for possession of a controlled substance - Methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of less than 35 grams marijuana. Biller and Dowell were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 02/08/2017 at 1:41 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street.

On 02/06/2017 at 2:32 pm., officers received a report of property damage in the 10 block of Elm Street.

On 02/06/2017 at 1:59 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of McVey Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 96 calls for service on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

For Release: 02/07/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 2:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Calhoun St. Officers arrested Thomas Ray Snidow for domestic assault 3rd degree. Snidow was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 3:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Jackson St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made. At approximately 3:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the same address for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Julia Dianne Masters for domestic assault 4th degree. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 1:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Peggy M. McCoy collided with a vehicle driven by Harold E. Romeiser. Minor damage was reported.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers arrested Margaret Ann Jones for stealing. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, February 6, 2017, at approximately 6:31 a.m., officers were dispatched to a fire in the 400 block of Montgomery St. Officers issued a citation to Sean Michael Pruitt and Cashus Wayne Weese for illegal burning.

On Monday, February 6, 2017, at approximately 2:49 p.m., officers took a report of domestic assault in the 100 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, February 6, 2017, at 7:23 p.m., officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division in the 900 block of Elm St. Offices arrested Donald Ewin Schebaum, Jr. and Kathy Jo Young for interference with custody, resisting arrest and peace disturbance. Schebaum and Young were processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 103 calls for service on Monday, February 6, 2017.

For Release: 02/06/2017
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, January 20, 2017, officers assisted the Carrollton Police Department with an investigation in Chillicothe. The information was forwarded to the Carrollton Police Department.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at approximately 9:52 a.m., officers arrested Steven Ray Sayers on an active arrest warrant out of Chariton County for neglect of a child in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Sayers was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $4,950.00 bond and was extradited to Chariton County.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at approximately 1:26 p.m., oOfficers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Clay St. near N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Marian A. Painter pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Kristi M. Carr. Substantial damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, at approximately 8:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person who had committed self-harm in the 1300 block of Green St. The subject was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 10:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Jackson St. at N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Michael J. Daley backed into a vehicle driven by Jaimie E. Czeschin. Minor damage was reported.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 2:46 p.m., officers recovered a pink Mongoose brand girls bicycle in the 1100 block of Calhoun St. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 6:53 p.m., officers arrested James Bryan Littlepage after receiving a report of property damage in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. Littlepage was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 7:39 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a traffic crash on N. Washington St. near Bryan St. A vehicle driven by Clayton L. Hays was struck on the front passenger side and the other vehicle left the scene. On Saturday, February 4, 2017, the other vehicle was located and had been driven by Kimberly L. Donoho. Minor damage was reported.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Jackson St. The parties agreed to separate for the night. No arrests were made.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers arrested Chandra Nichole Williams for possession of less than 35g of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Williams was processed at the Police Department. She was released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers took a report of burglary and stealing in the 200 block of Cowgill St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 at approximately 8:53 a.m., offices were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Jennings Place. Officers arrested Ryan Christian Wheeler for domestic assault 3rd degree. Wheeler was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 3:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Brunswick St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 6:47 p.m., officers arrested Emily Marie Wertz on an active arrest warrant out of Grundy County for nonsupport of a child in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Wertz processed at the Police Department. She was released to the custody of Grundy County Sheriff's Office.

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, at approximately 2:49 p.m., officers took a report of fraud in the 100 block of Brunswick St. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, at approximately 2:54 p.m., offices took a report of property damage in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, at approximately 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Webster St. in reference to a property dispute. Officers arrested Daniel Joseph Gaunt for possession of less than 35g of marijuana. Gaunt was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

For Release: 02/01/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/31/2017 at 7:49 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1300 block of Green Street. A resident was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On 01/31/2017 at 4:57p.m., officers received a repot of harassment in the 1600 block of Bryan Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/31/2017 at 9:56 a.m., officers arrested Kiersten Allen in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation Warrant. Allen was turned over to the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.

On 01/29/2017 at 2:00 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1500 block of Maple Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/30/2017 at 3:26 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Tiffany Gillespie was southbound on Washington Street and attempted to make a left turn into a private drive. The Gillespie vehicle turned into the path and struck a northbound vehicle driven Katie Skipper. Both vehicles sustained major damage and were towed from the scene. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 83 calls for service on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

For Release: 01/31/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/27/2017 at 9:59 p.m., officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop for speeding in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. As a result of the enforcement stop, officers arrested Lloyd Swift for speeding, driving while intoxicated, and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Swift 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 129 calls for service on Monday, January 30, 2017.

For Release: 01/30/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/27/2017 at 9:49 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance at a business in the 2800 block of Grand Drive. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Zayne Evans for assault, property damage, and possession of methamphetamine. Evans was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/27/2017 at 6:59 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 900 block of Clinefelter. This investigation is on-going.

On 01/27/2017 at 5:55 p.m., officers arrested William Brown in the 1500 block of Jackson Street on a Livingston County warrant for tampering with a motor vehicle. Brown was processed at the police department, was unable to post the required bond, and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/27/2017 at 1:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Trenton Road. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/27/2017 at 4:25 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 800 block of South Washington Street to a report of theft. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Tiffany Jones for Stealing. Delgado was processed at the police department and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.

On 01/27/2017 at 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/27/2017 at 5:22 p.m., officers attested Dylan Mentzer in the 200 block of North Washington Street in a Livingston County warrant for possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Mentzer was processed at the police department, was unable to post the required bond, and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/28/2017 at 9:59 a.m., officers received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Elm Street. Officers stated the incident was reported to be verbal and lack of cooperation was received by the possible victim. No arrests were made.

On 01/29/2017 at 8:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault in the 100 block of Herriman Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Virgil Hurling for 2nd degree assault. Hurling was transported to the police department and then transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 56 calls for service on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

For Release: 01/26/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/26/17 at 4:45am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Joshua L. Barnes was attempting to pull onto Washington Street from a private drive and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Randy Mullen causing extensive damage. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by Peery Towing. Barnes was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

For Release: 01/25/17
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/24/17 at 12:25pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Third and Woodrow. Officers arrested Matthew C. Denton for felony possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon. Denton was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/24/17 at 11:23pm, officers arrested Caleb N Osborne in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street on a Buchanan County warrant for Harassment. Osborn was transported to the Police Department. Osborn was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/25/17 at 8:39am, officers arrested Kerrie L. Misenko in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole warrant. Misenko was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/25/17 at 8:55am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Bryan Street. Officers reported that a Chillicothe Rll School bus driven by Forrest J. Chance was southbound on Washington Street attempting to turn right onto Bryan Street and struck a vehicle driven by Brent Minnick that was eastbound on Bryan Street and preparing to stop at the Washington Street stop sign. Officers report that the 11 students on the bus and were not injured. Chance was issued a Municipal Citation for making an improper right turn.

For Release: 01/23/2017
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/23/17 at 11:06am, officers were dispatched to a possible drug overdose in the 1000 block of Washington Street. The person was found to be in need of medical attention and was transported to HMC by ambulance.

On 01/23/17 at 2:05pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Fair Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Zachary D. Hampton was pulling from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 01/23/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/21/2017 at 2:36 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Walnut Street to check the well-being of a resident. The resident was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 01/22/2017 at 3:27 p.m., officers received a report of an infant being left unattended in a vehicle at a business in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Officers located the vehicle and cited the driver, Gloria Gray, for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The child was unharmed.

On 01/22/2017 at 4:39 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary and property damage at a business in the 700 block of South Washington Street. This investigation is continuing.

On 01/20/2017 at 9:37 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and Park Lane. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Bryce Farmer struck a vehicle driven by Dylan Munson as they were both traveling northbound and stopping at a stop light. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 01/22/2017 at 12:24 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at US 65 and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jennifer Stephens pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Nathanael Molina causing a collision. Molina and an occupant of the Molina vehicle complained of minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on Friday, January 20, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 57 calls for service on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

For Release: 01/19/2017
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor


On 01/18/17 at 4:30pm, officers arrested Travis Vasey on a Trenton Municipal warrant for failure to appear on traffic violations. Vasey was unable to post bond and was extradited back to Trenton by a responding Trenton Police Officer.

On 01/19/2017 at 7:10a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Mitchell Road. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Spencer Ficken was westbound on Ryan Lane and stopped at the Mitchell Road stop sign. Ficken reported, due to the intense fog, he was unable to see a northbound vehicle driven by Bennie Cagle, and pulled into the path of and struck the Cagle vehicle causing moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 01/19/17 at 7:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a one-vehicle non-injury accident on Washington Street near Thompson Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Graceland K. Greener was northbound on Washington Street and struck a deer causing moderate damage.

For Release: 01/17/2017
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/16/17 at 11:50am, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault in the 1100 block of Elm Street that had occurred earlier in the day. Officers were unable to locate the suspect and information has been forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

On 01/16/17 at 5:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Jackson Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 01/16/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/15/2017 at 9:45 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/15/2017 at 1:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Green Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/15/2017 at 1:33 p.m., officers arrested Clifton Rathmann in the 1300 block of Green Street on a Buchanan County, MO warrant for Non-Support. Rathman was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Buchanan County.

On 01/14/2017 at 3:11 p.m., oficers arrested Casey Welch in the 800 block of Elm Street for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and 1st degree animal abuse. Welch was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/13/2017 at 1:24 p.m., officers arrested Jerry Reeds in the 600block of Walnut Street on two City of Chillicothe Municipal warrants for no insurance and failing to register a motor vehicle. Reeds was processed at the police department, posted the required bond, and was released.

On 01/13/2017 at 12:16 p.m., officers arrested Shaquille Owens in the 100 block of North Washington Street for driving while suspended. Owens was processed at the police department and released on a citation.

On 01/12/2017 at 9:40 p.m., Courtney Archer and Arthur Massey were turned over to the police department by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department on City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrants. Archer and Massey were processed at the police department, posted the required bond, and released from custody.

On 01/13/2017 at 11:18 p.m., officers arrested Paul Vitale for driving while intoxicated, failing to use headlights when required, and no seatbelt, following a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Washington Street. Vitale 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 68 calls for service on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 51 calls for service on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 38 calls for service on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

For Release: 01/12/2017
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/12/17 at 3:00pm, officers arrested Max E. Burger in the 1000 block of Third Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on two counts of stealing and driving while suspended. Burger was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/12/17 at 3:15pm, officers arrested Aisha Midgyett in the 400 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of property damage. Midgyett was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 01/12/2017
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/09/17 at 10:40am, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary at Shaffer Park. Officers report that someone broke into the concession stand and ransacked the interior. Nothing appeared to be missing, and the incident remains under investigation.

On 01/09/17 at 1:00pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of St. Paul Street. Officers arrested Walter Andrew Bright for possession of a controlled substance and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Bright was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers also arrested Sharon Rachelle Farnsworth on a Buchanan County warrant for probation violation on the original charge of non-support. Farnsworth was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition.

On 01/09/17 at 1:19pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 120 block of North Washington. Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Robert Wells was northbound on Washington Street and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Abigail Clark that was slowing to make a right turn. Officers reported moderate damage to both vehicles.

On 01/09/17 at 3:44pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Business 36 and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Blake Burkholder was southbound attempting to make a left turn onto Business 36 when he struck a northbound vehicle driven by Karla Waters causing moderate damage.

On 01/09/17 at 5:10pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 01/09/17 at 9:00pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 2800 block of Grand Avenue. The officer reported that the vehicle, a silver 2002 Dodge Caravan, was parked on a private parking lot at 6:00 pm this date with the key in the ignition. The owner returned to the lot at 9:00pm and discovered the theft. The incident remains under investigation.

On 01/10/17 at 8:30pm, officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Webster to check the well-being of a resident that had made threats to others via internet to harm himself. Officers reported that the male was not home and expanded the searched. The male was located at 5:30am when he returned to his residence. The male was transported to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

On 01/11/17 at 10:54am, officers arrested Joshua C. Caudill in the 1200 block of Washington Street on a Livingston County Warrant for possession of a controlled substance except under 35 gm marijuana. Caudill attempted to flee from Officers during the arrest. Caudill was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 01/09/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/01/2017 at 9:35 p.m., officers arrested William Brown for 1st degree Property Damage as a result of an investigation in the 1200 block of North Washington Street on 12/26/2016. Brown was processed at the police department and released pending a court appearance.

On 01/07/2017 at 1:16 a.m., officers extradited Haley Sears from Linn County, MO on an active City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for a probation violation on the original charges of Property Damage and Disorderly Conduct. Sears was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/06/2017 at 12:45 p.m., officers arrested Shannon Bardwell in the 600 block of Walnut Street for failing to register as a sex offender. Bardwell was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/06/2017 at 12:09 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of East Avenue. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested David Baker and Wendy Mantzey for domestic assault 3rd. Both were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/03/2017 at 11:37 a.m., officers arrested Rena Boley in the 700 block of Webster Street on a Livingston County warrant for violation of bond conditions on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Boley was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/06/2017 at 1:53 a.m., officers arrested Melissa Jernigan in the 1200 block of Webster Street on 2 active warrants out of the State of New Mexico: 1 for felony theft and one for violating the conditions of an electronic monitoring program. Jernigan was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to New Mexico.

On 01/07/2017 at 2:32 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Trenton Road to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Ashley Bosley for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident which caused physical injury to the pedestrian. Bosley was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A subsequent Livingston County warrant was issued which carried a $5,000.00 cash only bond.

On 01/08/2017 at 8:17 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. As a result of the investigation, Officers arrested Latone Harris for felony theft. Harris was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on Friday, January 6, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 57 calls for service on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 35 calls for service on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

For Release: 01/02/2017
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/01/2017 at 9:35 p.m., officers arrested Williams Brown for 1st degree Property Damage as a result of an investigation in the 1200 block of North Washington Street on 12/26/2016. Brown was processed at the police department and released pending a court appearance.

On 12/28/2016 at 3:10 p.m., officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The vehicle was recovered on 12/28/2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Wayne County, Kentucky. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On 12/29/2016 at 8:14 a.m., officers arrested Jered Williams in the 800 block of Jefferson Street on a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Williams was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 12/30/2016, at 10:29 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Hickory St. at Second St. A vehicle driven by Carole Hobbs collided with a vehicle driven by Kenneth W. Hoch after Hoch failed to stop for a stop sign. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Peery's Towing. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles. Hoch was issued a citation for failure to stop for stop sign resulting in a traffic crash.

On 12/30/2016 at 12:00 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Jackson Street to a report of an unattended child in the street. The child, who had been removed from the street by an area resident to prevent any harm to the child, was taken to the police department after a door-to-door search of the area yielded no parents. Approximately 30 minutes later, officers, who had broadened their door-to-door search, were contacted by the mother of the child, Jordan Johnson. Johnson was later cited for endangering the welfare of a child. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 01/01/2017 at 3:09 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Broadway Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers determined no physical disturbance had occurred and no arrests were made. Parties involved agreed to separate.

On 01/01/2017, at 12:30 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Trenton Rd. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/01/2017 at 2:36 p.m., officers arrested Brittney Clevenger on the 1400 block of Trenton Road on a Livingston County warrant for failing to appear on non-moving traffic violations. Clevenger was processed at the police department and was released after posting the required bond.

On 01/02/2017 at 12:04 a.m., officers arrested Gilbert Garcia in the 100 block of Webster Street on a Livingston County warrant for receiving stolen property. Garcia was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 51 calls for service on December 31, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 55 calls for service on January 1, 2017.

For Release: 12/27/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/27/16 at 9:20pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 200 block of Walnut Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/27/16 at 10:07pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Clay and Elm Street. Officers arrested Dakota B. Anson for driving while suspended. Anson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 12/28/2016 at 8:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of a deceased resident in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive. The resident was determined to be deceased from what appeared to be natural causes. The Livingston County Coroner was contacted to remove the deceased.

On 12/28/16 at 1:30pm, officers report that a resident came to the Police Department to report the recent theft of a firearm. The victim is unsure of the exact location where the handgun had been stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/28/2016 at 3:15pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Walnut Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. Officers reported deplorable living conditions and the incident was reported to the Livingston County Children's Division. The children in the residence with another family member.

For Release: 12/27/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/21/16 at 3:00pm, officers arrested Max. E. Burger in the 100 block of Clay Street for driving while revoked. Burger was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 12/23/16 at 3:36pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Gary Austin was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Margaret Boon causing moderate damage.

On 12/23/16 at 8:42pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 200 block of Business 36. Officers arrested Daniel J. Smith for driving while suspended. Officers also arrested Abigeal D. Bergesen for felony possession of a controlled substance. Bergesen and Smith were transported to the Police Department where they were processed. Smith was released on a Municipal Citation and Bergesen was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/23/16 at 11:53pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 800 block of Elm Street. Officers arrested William H. Welch on a Trenton Missouri Municipal Warrant for trespassing. Welch was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

On 12/24/16 at 8:41am, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Jackson and Broadway. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Marilyn J. Gibbs was southbound on Broadway and attempting to stop at the Jackson Street intersection. Officers reported that the Gibbs vehicle slid on the icy roadway and struck a utility pole causing moderate damage.

On 12/24/16 at 8:58am, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on a private lot in the 3100 block of Litton Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Trudy G. Womack was pulling into the parking lot when her vehicle slid on the ice and struck the curb causing moderate damage. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Mitchell Towing.

On 12/24/16 at 1:30pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers were advised that a vehicle driven by Joyce Johnston was pulling into a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 12/25/16 at 12:09am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Vine Street. Officers arrested Michael Earp for 2nd degree felony domestic assault and child endangerment. Earp was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Earp is being held on a $15,000.00 cash bond.

On 12/26/16 at 10:30am, officers were dispatched to a theft report in the 300 Block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a license plate was stolen from a parked vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 12/23/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 12:50 p.m., officers arrested Johnathan Martin Bergesen on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for stealing leased or rented property at Ann St. and Walnut St.. Bergesen was processed at the Police Department. He posted the $500.00 cash only bond and was released.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at approximately 3:08 a.m., officers arrested Amanda Nicole Gilliam for possession of less than 35g of marijuana in the 500 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. Gilliam was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at approximately 9:36 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at approximately 11:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash on N. Washington St. at Third St. A vehicle driven by Aurora F. Carpenter failed to yield the right-of-way and turned in front of a vehicle driven by Jacelynne L. Johnson causing a collision. Minor injuries were reported. The vehicles were towed from the scene by Gabrielson's Towing. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at approximately 2:55 p.m., officers arrested Jennifer Nicole McDowell for possession of a controlled substance and stealing in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. McDowell was processed at the Police Department. She was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 7:37 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 1000 block of Springhill St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

For Release: 12/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 9:15 a.m., officers arrested Daniel Kenneth Morgan on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Morgan was processed at the Police Department. Morgan was unable to post the $25,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers arrested Aisha Shonta Midgyett on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for failure to appear in the 400 block of Walnut St. Midgyett was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the $350.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 9:57 a.m., officers arrested Tiffany Latouria Midgyett on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 600 block of Walnut St. Midgyett was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so she was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 12:44 p.m., officers recovered a blue and silver bicycle at Elm St. and Calhoun St. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 6:09 p.m., officers arrested Joseph Remington Cox on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for two counts of receiving stolen property in the 600 block of Walnut St. Cox was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at approximately 7:38 p.m., officers arrested Kristofer Jessee Dalton Stephens on an active arrest warrant issued by the U.S. Army for desertion in the 400 block of Corporate St. Stephens was processed at the Police Department and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail to await extradition.

Officers responded to 68 calls for service on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

For Release: 12/21/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 19, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash at Calhoun St. and Cherry St. A vehicle driven by Dean R. Adkins, 3rd turned on Calhoun St. from Cherry St., slid and hit a parked vehicle owed by Michael P. Tracy. Moderate damage was reported.

On Monday, December 19, 2016, at approximately 5:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle traffic crash on S. Washington St. near Green St. A vehicle driven by Brayden P. Zahner struck a vehicle in the rear driven by Megan A. Neis after Neis had stopped due to traffic. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles. Zahner was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at approximately 11:39 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Brunswick St. near Third St. A vehicle driven by Bao H. Chen was backing from a private drive and when he attempted to stop slid on the snow/ice and collided with a vehicle driven by Edward P. Milbank. Both vehicles received moderate damage. Chen was issued a citation for improper backing resulting in a crash and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at approximately 8:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

For Release: 12/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/15/16 at 3:35pm. officers were dispatched to a report of animal neglect/abuse in the 100 block of Henry. Officers located a dog on a leash that was tangled to the point that the dog could not get shelter from the cold temperature. The dog also did not have food or water. Officers were unable to raise anyone at the residence, so animal control was called to retrieve the dog. The owner, later identified as Matthew Turner, was issued a Municipal Citation for animal cruelty/neglect.

On 12/19/16 at 11:29am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 300 block of Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/19/16 at 1:26pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Frank Varon was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Lee Craft causing minor damage.

On 12/19/16 at 2:34pm, officers were dispatched to a report of theft in progress in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Patrick Oyler for stealing. Oyler was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 12/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/16/16 at 8:17am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a building in the 1100 block of Wetland Road. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/16/16 at 12:17pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Graves and Business 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kevin Wilson was westbound on Business 36 and attempted to turn right onto Graves Street. The Wilson vehicle slid on ice and struck a vehicle driven by Mary Lou Vandeventer that was stopped at the stop sign on Graves Street. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles and Wilson was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On 12/16/16 at 12:20pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Graves and Business 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kory S. Bunten was westbound on Business 36 and attempted to make a right turn onto Graves Street. Officers reported that the Bunten vehicle slid on the icy road and struck a vehicle driven by Kaci R. Probasco that was stopped at the Graves Street stop sign. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 12/16/16 at 12:23pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on Washington Street south of Ryan Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Marilyn Dorst slid on the ice covered roadway and struck a utility pole causing moderate damage.

On 12/16/16 at 12:57pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Neal Bigelow was southbound on Washington Street and making a right turn onto Green Street. The Bigelow vehicle slid on the icy roadway and struck a vehicle driven by Clifford Burkhardt causing moderate damage.

On 12/16/16 at 1:06pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Mohawk and US 65 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Zachary A. Wood was making a right turn from Mohawk to US 65 and collided with a northbound vehicle that left the scene. Officers reported moderate damage and the incident remains under investigation.

On 12/16/16 at 1:51pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Park Lane and Burnam Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Sonia Menconi was northbound on Burnam Road was attempting to stop at the intersection of Park Lane. The Menconi vehicle slid on the icy road and struck the curb causing moderate damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing.

On 12/16/16 at 1:26pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Officers report that a tractor trailer unit driven by Srigar Bernadin was southbound and attempted to turn left onto the access road. The tractor-trailer unit slid on the ice covered road and slid off an embankment onto the Hotel parking lot striking a parked vehicle. There was moderate damage reported and the Tractor trailer was towed by Chillicothe Truck repair and towing.

On 12/16/16 at 2:42pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Bryan and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jered D. Williams was westbound on Bryan and attempting to stop at the stop sign. Williams' vehicle slid on the icy roadway into the path of a vehicle driven by Julie M. Burns causing moderate damage. Williams was issued a Municipal Citation for driving while suspended.

On 12/16/16 at 4:41pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of E. Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 12/16/16 at 5:21pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1300 block of Dorney Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Nicole Webb was westbound on Dorney when she slid on the ice and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 12/16/16 at 9:01pm, officers were dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Webster Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Wade Nylin slid on ice and struck a utility pole causing moderate damage.

On 12/17/16 at 1:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was parked on a private lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street being struck by another vehicle that left the scene. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/17/16 at 3:30am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1300 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Wyett A. Hind was backing and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 12/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 100 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 12:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 500 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Lynnette M. Hines struck a parked car occupied by Jamie M. Saale. Minor damage was reported.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Doniphan St. Officers arrested Jonathan Bryce Ranes for domestic assault 2nd degree, resisting arrest and assault of a Law Enforcement Officer 3rd degree. Officers also arrested Rachele Dawn Ranes for possession of less than 35g of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Jonathan was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance and child custody dispute in the 10 block of Cherry St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

Officers responded to 70 calls for service on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

For Release: 12/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at approximately 2:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Polk St. A person was taken into protective custody and transported to a medical facility for evaluation.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at approximately 8:45 a.m., officers arrested Michael Allen Minnick on an active arrest warrant out of Lafayette County for failure to appear in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Minnick was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the required $15,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail to await extradition.

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at approximately 12:05 p.m., officers took a person into protective custody based on a court order in the 800 block of Sunset Ave. The person was transported to a medical facility for treatment.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 12:00 a.m., officers arrested Stacy Lynette Carlson for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended in the 600 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. Carlson was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 70 calls for service on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

For Release: 12/14/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 12, 2016, at approximately 7:31 p.m., officers took a report of leaving the scene of a traffic crash in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at approximately 7:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a burglary in the 300 block of Dickinson Ave. The investigation is on-going.

NEW POLICE OFFICER HIRED BY CITY - The City of Chilllicothe has a new police officer following a unanimous vote by the city council in an executive session following the regular council meeting Monday evening, December 12, 2016. Brandon Johnson, formerly of Breckenridge, Missouri, has officially joined the department and was getting preliminary matters taken care of Tuesday with assistance from Detective Jon Maples. Assistant Chief of Police Rick Sampsel said that Johnson began training Tuesday. Johnson is a graduate of the Missouri's Sheriff's Training Academy in Clinton, Missouri, that includes 700 hours of Basic Law Enforcement Training. He graduated from the Academy on November 22, 2016, as Valedictorian of his class and had a perfect attendance record and Class A Certification. Johnson now resides in Chillicothe. Johnson's hiring was recommended to the council by Sampsel and City Administrator Ike Holland Monday evening, and it was approved by a 5-0 vote. Johnson is 2009 graduate of Southwest Livingston County.

Y-PALS Christmas Party Gives to Local Law Enforcement - Tuesday night, December 13, 2016, was the annual Christmas party for the Y-Pals program by the YMCA. The Y-Pals program connects volunteer mentors who spend time with their "Y-Pal" and then get together as a group once a month for a collective activity. Over $2,000 was raised at the dinner and auction in October and the day with the Mayor at the Mayor's expense was a tour of city hall, police station by Chief Rick Knouse; and fire/ambulance Departments by Captain Les Hinnen. There was a shopping tour at Wal-Mart courtesy of the mayor, and the children were accompanied by Mrs. Shawn Hurtgen, Director of the Y-Pals and Back pack Buddy program at the Grand River Area YMCA. At the Christmas party, Chillicothe Police Department's, Sgt. Hays and officers Keller and Beemer, accompanied the kids to pizza, drinks, music and games. After all of the fun, the Pals presented the officers with gift bags for Christmas. "I wanted to emphasize with the Y-Pals how important it is to be generous," said Hurtgen, "and help them understand the positive role of our police officers and sheriff's deputies. I wanted them to relate to them as positive influences, protectors, etc., in our community." The Y-Pals program sent the officers off with Christmas gift bags for every police officer and every sheriff's deputy in Chillicothe and Livingston County.

For Release: 12/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/07/2016 at 4:09pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that occurred in the 1500 block of Polk Street. Investigation was completed and findings have been turned over to the juvenile office for further action.

On 12/09/2016 at10:07am, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of East Birch Drive regarding a harassment report. Information has been forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

On 12/09/2016 at 3:09pm, officers arrested Amanda Kay Ridens in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for probation violation on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Ridens was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/09/2016 at 3:31pm, Katelan Marie Chase surrendered herself at the Police Department on a Mercer County warrant for fail to appear on a traffic violation. Chase was processed and released after posting bond.

On 12/09/2016 at 3:36pm, officers arrested Rusty Don Schneiter in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for probation violation on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Schneiter was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/10/2016 at 11:43am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a building in Park Center Shopping Center. Officers report that Cathleen Hogan was attempting to park her vehicle in front of The Goodwill Store when her food slipped off the brake onto the gas pedal causing the vehicle to strike the building. There were no injuries reported but extensive damage reported to the vehicle and building.

On 12/10/2016 at 12:10 pm, officers and EMS were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive person at a residence in the 1600 block of Burnam Road. EMS were unable to revive the person and after following medical protocol, Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley was contacted. It appears that the person passed away due to natural causes.

On 12/10/2016 at 4:10pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft of prescription drugs from the 400 block of Elm Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/10/2016 at 6:03pm, officers arrested William S. Floyd on a Livingston County Warrant for unlawful use of a weapon stemming from an incident that was reported to Officers on 12/09/2016. Floyd was processed and released after posting a $5,000.00 cash bond.

On 12/10/2016 at 6:45pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 12/11/2016 at 4:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 1300 block of Burnam Road. The incident remains under investigation.

December 10, 2016 - On December 10, 2016, at approximately 0030 hours, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department received information of a party that was taking place in the 900 block of Locust Street that involved possible underage drinking and drug use. An officer in the area could smell marijuana coming from the residence, and multiple cars were located at the residence. Officers busted the party and discovered multiple people using and possessing marijuana. Also inside the residence were under-age minors allegedly consuming alcoholic beverages. Throughout the investigation, officers contacted multiple parents and arrested 6 individuals for possession of a controlled substance. The Chillicothe Police Department takes these matters seriously. These types of criminal acts place many people's safety in jeopardy including theirs and others.

For Release: 12/09/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., officers conducted a check the well-being in the 1200 block of Polk St. The person was not located there so the information was passed on to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for follow-up after officers received information the person was possibly in Livingston County.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, at approximately 8:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, at approximately 5:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Samuel St. near Green St. in Chillicothe, Livingston County, MO. A vehicle driven by April Michelle Hamilton went off the opposite side of the street, collided with two mailboxes before crossing the road again and coming to rest in a ditch. Hamilton was issued a citation for failure to register with D.O.R.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers took a report of a possible violation of an ex parte in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 89 calls for service on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

For Release: 12/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at approximately 10:29 a.m., officers arrested Samuel Douglas Lawson on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Lawson was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so he was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at approximately 10:43 a.m., officers arrested April Michelle Stark on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 600 block of Walnut St. Stark was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the $1,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 109 calls for service on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

For Release: 12/07/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at approximately 2:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington St. at Calhoun St. A vehicle driven by Castro G. Gerardo made an illegal left turn and collided with a vehicle driven by Linda K. Allen. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at approximately 4:49 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Third St. near Woodward St. A vehicle driven by Sarah C. Provolt crashed into a utility pole on the right side of the road after falling asleep. Extensive damage was reported. Provolt's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Towing & Repair.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at approximately 10:39 a.m., officers took a report of property damage at the intersection of Linn St. and Mack St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at approximately 11:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of W. Herriman St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

SPECIAL RELEASE
12/05/16

The Chillicothe Police Department would like to inform the public of an email scam. A subject emails the victim and identifies themselves as a "portfolio manager" to a deceased relative. The manager claims to have made investment decisions on behalf of the deceased in the form of shares, bonds and other securities. The manager claims in accordance to Eritrea Financial Regulatory Board, the deceased, client's money, which could vary in range, would be confiscated in five years if unclaimed. The manager then waits for you to contact them as the legal beneficiary. As always, the Police Department would like to remind its citizens to investigate any claims that seem too good to be true or suspicious.

For Release: 12/05/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/05/16 at 6:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of items being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1000 block of International Road. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/05/16 at 8:46am, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Nathan C. Osborn for stealing. Osborn was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at approximately 7:47 p.m., officers took a person into protective custody. The person was transported to a medical facility for treatment and evaluation.

For Release: 12/05/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/02/16 at 1:42am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Washington Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 12/03/16 at 1:30pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by William E. Young was eastbound on Green Street and had stopped at the stop sign at Washington Street. The Young vehicle then pulled out attempting to go north on Washington Street and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Carl J. Auer causing moderate damage. Young was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

On 12/04/16 at 11:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary in the 400 block of Vine Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 12/02/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers arrested Gerald Edward Manley, Jr. on an active federal arrest warrant out of the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Manley was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending extradition.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

For Release: 12/01/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 1:13 a.m., officers took a report of a burglary in the 100 block of S. Brunswick St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 1:28 p.m., officers took a report of an animal bite.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

For Release: 11/30/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, at approximately 11:31 p.m., officers took a report of alcohol related offenses from a business in the 600 block of Webster St. A suspect(s) has been identified and charges are pending.

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse and neglect in the 1300 block of Walnut St. Officers were assisted by the Linn County Children's Division. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 56 calls for service on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

For Release: 11/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, officers arrested Tanner Young Thompson for property damage and stealing in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. in relation to a report from November 19, 2016, in the 600 block of Webster St. Thompson was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, November 28, 2016, at approximately 9:13 a.m., officers arrested Mary Alice Elliott on an active arrest warrant out of Linn County for passing bad checks in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Elliott was processed at the Police Department. She posted the required $44.50 bond and was released.

Officers responded to 45 calls for service on Monday, November 28, 2016.

For Release: 11/28/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, October 17, 2016, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers took a report of an assault. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, at approximately 12:33 p.m., officers recovered a suitcase in the 100 block of Jackson St. It can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 6:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Linda Lou Stansberry pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Arnold David Hearn, causing a collision. Stansberry's vehicle sustained extensive damage and Hearn's vehicle sustained moderate damage. Stansberry was cited for failing to yield the right of way resulting in a crash and Hearn was cited for an expired driver's license.

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Alan R. Nibarger backed into a vehicle owned by Cheryl J. Campbell. Minor to moderate damage was reported.

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. Officers arrested Tanner Young Thompson for resisting/interfering with an arrest and Nicholas Robert Plummer for resisting/interfering with an arrest. Thompson and Plummer were processed at the Police Department. They were released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a possible assault.

On Friday, November 25, 2016, at approximately 9:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1700 block of Clay St. Officers discovered there was a domestic disturbance which was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 10:29 a.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 8:24 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1800 block of Fairchild Dr. Officers arrested Suzanne Marie Shirley for disorderly conduct. Shirley was processed at the Police Department. She was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 3:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St. Officers arrested Elsa Lorine Morris for disorderly conduct. Morris was processed at the Police Department. She was released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at approximately 9:56 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers arrested Eric Douglas Harter for domestic assault 2nd degree, felonious restraint and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer 3rd degree. Harter was processed at the Police Department. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday November 26, 2016, at approximately 10:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, November 28, 2016, at approximately 1:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 300 block of Jackson St. Officers arrested Sean Allen Bergstedt and Neal James Miller for domestic assault 3rd degree. They were processed at the Police Department. They were then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 67 calls for service on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Officers responded to 55 calls for service on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

For Release: 11/24/2016 
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/23/2016 at 12:29 a.m., officers arrested Tyler Gibson in the 300 block of East Third Street on a Livingston County warrant for violation of an order of protection for an adult 2nd offense. Gibson was unable to post the required bond, processed at the police department, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers also arrested Michaela Mathews for hindering prosecution. Mathews was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/23/2016 at 12:19 p.m., officers arrested Pamela Williams in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County warrant for receiving stolen property. Williams posted the required bond of $2,500.00 cash, was processed at the police department, and released pending a court appearance.

On 11/22/2016 at 8:53 p.m., officers received a report of a hit and run accident in the 400 block of Cherry Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/22/2016 at 1:23 p.m., officers arrested Aisha Midgyett in 400 block of Locust Street for violating an order of protection for an adult 1st offense. Midgyett was processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on November 22, 2016.

For Release: 11/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, November 14, 2016, at approximately 12:13 p.m., officers arrested Jared Lee Livengood for possession of a controlled substance at the intersection of Ann St. and Locust St. Livengood was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 4:36 p.m., officers arrested Jordan Paige Johnson on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for domestic assault 2nd degree in the 600 block of Walnut St. Johnson was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post the $5,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 10:06 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 10 block of Second St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers arrested Jeramiah Calen DeWayne Brittain on an active arrest warrant out of Daviess County for assault 1st degree in the 800 block of Elm St. Brittain was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $65,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 6:38 p.m., officers arrested Michael Lee Hart for trespassing in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Hart was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, November 18, 2016, at approximately 3:04 p.m., officers arrested Dekarr Leroy Farris for trespassing in the 1200 block of Third St. Farris was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1400 block of Clay St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, at approximately 10:31 p.m., officers took a report of stealing and property damage in the 600 block of Webster St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, at approximately 1:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of Webster St. Officers were advised an assault had occurred. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, at approximately 8:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Cowgill St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, November 21, 2016, at approximately 2:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Paula K. Ellis backed into a vehicle driven by Linda L. Stufflebeam. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Officers responded to 72 calls for service on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Officers responded to 58 calls for service on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service on Monday, November 21, 2016.

For Release: 11/17/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/15/2016 at 6:34 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 500 block of Corporate Drive.

On 11/14/2016 at 3:47 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Montgomery. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 11/16/2016 at 4:54 p.m., Shelby Barrick turned herself into the police department on a Livingston County warrant for failing to obey a judge's order on pay or appear. Barrick posted the required bond and was released.

On 11/15/2016 at 9:55 p.m., officers received a report of an assault which occurred in the 200 block of Woodrow. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Martavious Sullivan and Jordan Johnson for 2nd degree domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Sullivan and Johnson were processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Subsequent Livingston County warrants were issued for Sullivan for domestic assault 2nd and endangering the welfare of a childX3 with a cash only bond of $25,000.00 and Johnson for domestic assault 2nd with a cash only bond of $5,000.00.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 89 calls for service on November 15, 2016.

For Release: 11/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/14/2016 at 5:45 p.m., officers received a report of a dog biting a human in the 1700 block of Clay Street.

On 11/12/2016 at 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Maple Street to a report of a possible accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Robert Peniston traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a drainage culvert causing a tire to break off the vehicle. Peniston was arrested for driving while intoxicated, processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 11/13/2016 at 4:01 a.m., officers investigated a report of child abuse in the 400 block of Jackson Street. As a result of the investigation, a Livingston County arrest warrant has been issued for Austin Richard Holstine. Holstine's whereabouts are unknown at this time. The warrant carries a cash bond of $250,000.00.

On 11/14/2016 at 2:53 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 2500 block of Doniphan. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Benjamin Smith back into a parked vehicle owned by Ronald Jackson causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 82 calls for service on November 14, 2016.

For Release: 11/14/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 11:01 a.m., officers were dispatched to a robbery in the 200 block of Park Lane. Officers reported two unknown masked males entered a residence and displayed a gun and left. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers took a report of a stolen homemade trailer in the 10 block of Elm St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 500 block of Baptist Home Lane. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers took a report of an assault in the 500 block of E. Bus. Hwy. 36.

On Friday, November 11, 2016, at approximately 9:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Samuel St. The incident was determined to be unfounded.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, at approximately 10:15 a.m., officers arrested Justin Dale Frazier in the 600 block of Walnut St. for stealing, tampering with a computer and property damage. He was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, at approximately 1:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Williams St. Officers arrested Kelvin Lynn Kimler on four active arrest warrants out of Macon for failure to appear. Kimler was processed at the Police Department. He was then released to the Macon County Sheriff's office.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Officers responded to 64 calls for service on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Officers responded to 49 calls for service on Sunday, November 13, 2016.

For Release: 11/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/10/2016 at 7:05 p.m., officers observed suspicious activity in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Upon further investigation, officers arrested Donald Korona on five active Buckner, Missouri, PD warrants for failing to appear on the charges of obstructing, assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and possession of methamphetamine. Officers also arrested Christina O'Conner during the same investigation for willfully opposing a law enforcement officer in the proper discharge of his duty. During the investigation, officers recovered methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, other unknown substances, paraphernalia, currency, drug weighing devices, possible stolen property, and a large quantity of in store credit gift cards. Both Korona and O'Conner were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/11/206 at 12:13 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Herriman Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on November 10, 2016.

For Release: 11/10/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/08/2016 at 9:55 p.m., officers were called to the 1100 block of Calhoun Street to a report of a strong odor of marijuana in the neighborhood. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Dylan Clark for possession of marijuana, Caden Hacker, Emery Ireland, and Mason Mehrhoff for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Each were processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.

On 11/09/2016 at 12:08 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary in the 1100 block of Waples Street. A violation of an order of protection is also being investigated.

On 11/08/2016 a 10:06 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Jackson Street and Vine Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Carroll Wright struck a vehicle driven by Quinn Bailey.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 83 calls for service on November 9, 2016.

For Release: 11/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, at approximately 5:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Conn St. in reference to a dog running at large and attempting to bite people. Officers issued Cynthia Ann Taylor a citation for animal violations.

On Monday, November 7, 2016, at approximately 1:21 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, November 7, 2016 at approximately 5:41 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles near the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 36 and U.S. Hwy. 65 in reference to both vehicles racing and traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers arrested Jeremiah Lee Allen and William Brandon Harvey for operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner and exceeding the posted speed limit. Both individuals were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, November 7, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers arrested Henry Lee Chester on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for violation of bond conditions. Chester was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 67 calls for service on Monday, November 7, 2016.

For Release: 11/07/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 1400 block of Burnam Rd.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at approximately 2:36 p.m., officers took a report of fraud as a result of a scam in the 600 block of Walnut St. The victim was advised to contact an "agent" on Facebook in order to receive grant money. Instead, the victim sent money which went to persons in Tennessee and Nigeria. The Police Department would like to remind the public if you have to send money to get money it's probably a scam and to do some checking for legitimacy before falling prey to scams.

On Wednesday November 2, 2016, at approximately 4:38 p.m., officers executed a court order and took a person into protective custody. The person was transferred to a treatment facility.

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, at approximately 9:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the westbound U.S. Hwy. 36 exit ramp and U.S. Hwy. 65. A vehicle driven by Alan R. Nibarger collided with a vehicle driven by Constance M. Burton after he made an improper turn. Moderate damage was reported.

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, at approximately 10:03 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington St. at Bryan St. A vehicle driven by Mendy L. Jackson collided with a vehicle driven by Saundra A. St. John after St. John failed to yield the right of way. St. John's vehicle then left the roadway and collided with a street sign. Both vehicles received extensive damage and were towed from the scene. Officers were assisted by Peery Towing.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at approximately 11:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of St. Paul St. in reference to an out-of-control juvenile. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Jackson St. and Dickinson Ave. A vehicle driven by Amanda S. Bowman collided with a vehicle driven by Gloria A. Miller after Miller failed to yield the right of way. Minor damage was reported to Bowman's vehicle and moderate damage to Miller's vehicle. Miller was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way resulting in a crash.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers took a report of an illegal burn in the 300 block of Trenton Rd. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, November 4, 2016, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in the 500 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at approximately 2:21 a.m., officers arrested Kyler Joseph Ireland for minor visibly intoxicated. He was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at approximately 7:31 p.m., officers arrested Joseph Orville Grace Lawson for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license following a traffic stop on Clay St. at Locust St. Lawson was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at approximately 9:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Rosewood Ln. in reference to a barking dog. Officers issued a citation to Kristie Lee Hurley for dogs annoying humans.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Officers responded to 67 calls for service on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

For Release: 11/03/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 10/31/2016 at 10:41 a.m., officers arrested Michael Jefferson in the 700 block of Webster Street for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Jefferson was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Jefferson also had 2 warrants out of Jackson County, MO for traffic offenses.

On 10/30/2016 at 11:20 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Polk Street and Locust Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Tommy Warren made an improper left turn and struck a vehicle driven by Pamela Clingerman causing minor damage to the vehicles. Warren was cited for making an improper left turn causing an accident.

On 11/02/2016 at 1:53 p.m., officers cited Rachel Nowland for littering at Jackson Street and Walnut Street.

On 11/02/2016 at 5:08 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Vine Street to a report of an out of control juvenile. The juvenile was taken into protective custody and later transported to a facility for treatment. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

For Release: 11/02/2016 
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/01/2016 at 10:44 a.m., officers arrested Christina Clemens in the 400 block of Vine Street on a State of Missouri Parole warrant, a Carroll County warrant for failing to appear, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. Clemens was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 10/31/2016 at 10:25 a.m., officers arrested Kimberly Crawford in the 700 block of Webster Street on a Livingston County warrant for failing to obey a judge's order while on bond. The original charge was violation of an order of protection for an adult. Crawford was unable to post the required $5000.00 cash bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 10/29/2016 at 10:06 hours, Chillicothe Police officers assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol with runaway juveniles from the state of South Carolina in the 200 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. Officers and Troopers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 94 calls for service on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

For Release 11/01/16
Jon Maples, CPD Detective

On October 31, 2016, at approximately 1220 hours, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Grandview in Chillicothe in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the reporting party and found that the other party was inside the residence. Officers learned of weapons being inside the residence and of the weapons location. Upon entry into the residence, officers found that the weapons weren't in the location they were supposed to be.

While attempting to locate the other individual inside the home, an officer reported hearing a gunshot and took appropriate action. A search of the residence yielded a male individual with what appeared to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. Chillicothe EMS was summoned to the scene and life saving measures were attempted but unsuccessful. The Chillicothe Police Department was assisted by the Livingston County Coroners Office and Chillicothe Emergency Services on scene. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and all involved.

For Release: 11/01/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, October 31, 2016, at approximately 10:56 a.m., officers took a report of domestic assault in the 1400 block of Clay St. Officers arrested McKenzie Leann Stacy for domestic assault. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 71 calls for service on Monday, October 31, 2016.

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

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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