The Chillicothe Police Department urges anyone having information relating to criminal activity to call the Police Department at 660-646-2121. All information received is completely confidential.



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.

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have been wearing body cameras while on duty for approximately four (4) years; however, the current cameras are outdated.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.

For Release: 10/20/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson Street. Officers arrested Brandon S. Hemsworth for felony domestic assault. Hemsworth was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A Warrant has been issued for Hemsworth charging him with 2nd degree domestic assault, and he is being held on a $25,000.00 cash only bond.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Williams Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Dickinson and Jackson Street. Officers arrested Sean P. Biller for possession of drug paraphernalia. Biller was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Eric J. Moore for minor in possession of intoxicants. Moore was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 10/15/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non injury accident at Washington Street and Bryan Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Travis Keller failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a vehicle driven by Jo Reeter. Keller was issued a Citation for failing to yield resulting in an accident.

On 10/17/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Business 36 and Washington Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Anthony Shiflett was stopped in the westbound turning lane of Business 36. Shiflett reportedly backed up to allow more room for a tractor-trailer unit that was making a turn onto Business 36 and Shiflett struck a vehicle that was stopped behind him driven by Keith Cherry causing minor damage.

On 10/17/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Washington Street south of Ryan Lane. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Brandon R. Cain was turning from a private drive to go south on Washington Street and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Donald E. Dockray causing moderate damage. Cain was issued a Municipal Citation for making an improper turn.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. Officers arrested Walter L. Ross for disorderly conduct. Ross was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation and after posting a $100.00 cash appearance bond.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1600 block of Fair Street.

Officers arrested Norman S. Glasgow in the 400 block of Vine Street for driving while suspended and resisting arrest. Glasgow was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage and stealing in the 1200 block of Broadway.

On 10/18/2014, officers received a report of theft from a business in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 10/15/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Slack Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 10/06/2014, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with an investigation in the 300 block of Calhoun Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a runaway juvenile in the 1000 block of Fair Street. The juvenile male was located a short time later and was transported to the Police Department. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office and the juvenile was released to a parent.

For Release: 10/17/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers conducted a well-being check on two juveniles in the 700 block of Walnut St. A court order was obtained and the juveniles were taken into protective custody. Officers also took a newborn infant into protective custody based off the court order in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office and the Livingston County Children's Division during the investigations.

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, officers recovered a girls' purple Next brand bicycle. The bike can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, officers took a report of forgery in the 600 block of Harvester Rd. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle traffic crash at N. Washington St. and Park Lane. A vehicle driven by Christopher S. Branham was traveling north on N. Washington St. and collided with a vehicle driven by Betty A. Doss who was westbound on Park Lane which caused both vehicles to leave the roadway and end up in the grass median. Significant damage was received by both vehicles which were towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Doss sought medical attention by private vehicle.

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, officers arrested Alisha Ann Frazier in the 10 block of Clay St. for distribution and possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine and marijuana). Frazier was transported to the Police Department for processing. Frazier was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, officers took a report of possible animal cruelty. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Officers responded to 80 calls for service on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

For Release: 10/15/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers took a male into custody on a Livingston County 96 Hour Detention Warrant. The male was transported to a specified facility for treatment and evaluation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that had occurred earlier in the 1300 block of Keith Avenue. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers closed an investigation of a theft after the victim reported that they no longer wished to pursue charges.

For Release: 10/14/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 10/13/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of Bryan Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Darrell Stone was pulling onto Bryan Street from a private drive and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Dustin Lybarger causing moderate damage.

On 10/13/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highland and Clay Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Cassity Summers was eastbound on Webster and pulled out from a stop sign into the intersection striking a northbound vehicle driven by Heather Kennedy causing extensive damage. Kennedy complained of minor injuries and was transported by a private vehicle to HMC for treatment. Summers was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way. The Kennedy vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West Mohawk in reference to a report of a stolen purse.

For Release: 10/13/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, officers took a report of lost property in the 100 block of Bus. Hwy. 36.

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle traffic crash where a child had been struck by a car in the 600 block of Locust Street. The child was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment by Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, officers arrested Bradley Shannon Stubbs of Chillicothe in the 600 block of Locust St. on an active arrest warrant from the City of Chillicothe for failure to obey judge's orders on pay or appear. Stubss was transported to the Police Department for processing. He posted bond and was released.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Clay St. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrested Billy Ray Williams for domestic assault 3rd degree and peace disturbance. Williams was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, October 3, 2014, officers arrested Lori Ann Maenhoudt of Gallatin, MO, for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Tamara Ann Parker of Hamilton, MO, was arrested on an active arrest warrant from the City of Hamilton for failure to appear in the 700 block of Clay Street. Maenhoudt and Parker were transported to the Police Department for processing. Maenhoudt was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Parker was extradited to Hamilton.

On Monday, October 6, 2014, officers recovered a bicycle in the 10 block of Hickory St. The bike is described as a red Next Wipeout. Contact the Police Department for questions.

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, officers towed a vehicle at Vine St. and Clay St. Officers had conducted a traffic stop and discovered the vehicle was not legal to be driven.

On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 10 block of Third St. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on S. Washington Street near Ryan Lane. A vehicle driven by Elizabeth G. Price changed lanes and collided with a vehicle driven by Charles R. Steen. Minor to moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property at Clay St. and N. Washington St. which occurred on Friday, October 3, 2014. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, October 10, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Washington St. in reference to stealing. The victim did not wish to pursue charges so the suspect was released.

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on N. Washington St. at Clay St. Officers arrested Victor Brian Winterbower of Chillicothe for driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Winterbower was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then released with a court date.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a subject attempting to consume bleach. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation by Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Monroe Street in reference to possible stolen property. It was discovered the property was not stolen, but officers arrested Rebecca Darlene Wilkinson of Chillicothe for an active arrest warrant from Grundy County for passing bad check $500.00 or more. Wilkinson was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was unable to post bond and was extradited to Grundy County.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service and issued 2 citations for traffic offenses on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

For Release: 10/10/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. Offices arrested Jerry D. Brock of Brookfield, Missouri, on a Linn County Warrant for stealing. Brock was unable to post bond and was transported to the Police Department. Brock was extradited by a Linn County Deputy.

For Release: 10/09/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Andy W. Harper in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Trenton Mo Municipal warrant for fail to pay fine and costs. Harper was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

Officers Arrested Johnny C. Oltmer at the intersection of Elm and Elmdale Road for possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Oltmer was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations.

Officers conducted an investigative traffic stop at Easton and Calhoun Street. Officers arrested Racheal J. Shermuly for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Shirmuly was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers responded to Simpson Park in reference to a report of illegal drug activity. Officers arrested Jeremy J. Osburn of Trenton, Missouri, for possession of less than .35 gm of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing intoxicants in a public park and minor in possession of intoxicants. Officers also arrested Ronald F. Osburn and Jackueline D. Blackburn of Trenton, Missouri, for supplying intoxicants to a minor and for possessing intoxicants in a public park. Officers transported the three suspects to the Police Department where they were processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 10/05/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on East Jackson near St. Louis Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jerry Griffin was westbound on East Jackson Street when Griffin's vehicle veered into an eastbound vehicle driven by Raymond W. Hamilton causing extensive damage. Officers reported that Griffin had apparently suffered a medical condition that caused the accident and was transported to HMC by the Chillicothe Emergency Services for treatment. Griffin's vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 10/06/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 700 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Janice C. Cooper was westbound on Jackson Street and stopped for the red traffic signal at Washington Street. Officers advised that Cooper realized she may have been too far into the intersection, so she backed up striking a vehicle driven by Carolyn Gall causing minor damage. Officers issued Cooper a Municipal Citation for improper backing.

On 10/08/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Washington and Third Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Wendy N. Lamp was eastbound on Third Street and stopped at the Washington Street stop light. The Lamp vehicle was struck in the rear by a silver Ford Taurus driven by an elderly white male that left the scene eastbound on Third Street. Officers reported no apparent damage to the Lamp vehicle.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Ann and Cherry Street. Officers issued the driver, Wayne E. Howe Jr., Municipal Citations for failing to register with the Director of Revenue, failing to properly display plates and failing to provide proof of financial responsibility.

Officers recovered a red Next 20" bicycle in the 10 block of Hickory Street. The bicycle can be claimed at the Police Department.

Officers took a report of a possible sexual assault that occurred in another jurisdiction. Officers contacted the other jurisdiction and forwarded the information received.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a violation of a Full Order of Protection by use of the US Postal Service. Information has been forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.

For Release: 10/06/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 10/02/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by James Tye was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Courtney Diggs causing minor damage.

On 10/02/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Graves Street and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Joyce Kirk failed to stop at a posted stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by Theresa Oakes. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicle and Kirk was issued a Citation for failing to stop at a posted stop sign resulting in an accident.

On 10/02/2014, officers arrested Jesse Stottlemyre in the 1500 block of Jackson Street on a Livingston County Warrant for exceeding the posted speed limit. Stottlemyre posted the required bond and was released from custody.

On 10/02/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Polk Street. Officers reported vehicle driven by Danielle Herring failed to stop at a red light and was struck by a vehicle driven by Terrie Pollock. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Herring was issued a Citation for failing to stop at a red light resulting in an accident.

On 10/01/2014, officers responded to a private parking lot in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive in reference to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Stacy Johnson was exiting a parking stall and turned too sharply striking a parked vehicle owned by Donna Nibarger. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 10/04/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on US 65 near the intersection of Hwy 190. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by William Wilson was northbound on US 65 and was slowing to make a right turn into a private drive when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Patsy W. Potts. Officers reported that a passenger in the Wilson vehicle was transported to HMC by Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services for treatment of minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and one was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Potts was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close involving an accident.

On 10/02/2014, officers recovered a Mongoose MGX Striker mountain bike in the 500 block of Corporate Drive. This bike can be claimed by contacting the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 10/01/2014, officers conducted a well being check in the 1500 block of Burnam Road. The resident was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 10/01/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Springhill Street. Investigation continues.

Officers were dispatched to a report of the theft of prescription drugs in the 1300 block of Cooper Street.

On 10/04/2014, officers received a report of theft of money from a vehicle in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. A suspect has been identified. Investigation continues.

On 10/04/2014, officers arrested Alisha Laws in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Putnam County, Missouri warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of driving without a license. Laws posted the required bond and was released from custody.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Second and Washington Street. Officers arrested Dakota J. Stiner for driving while intoxicated. Stiner was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifters at a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Tyler Tucker and Mario Holman for stealing intoxicants and minor in possession of intoxicants. Tucker and Holman were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Tucker was also arrested on a Clinton County Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at US 65 and US 36 Highway. Officers arrested Jeffery Davenport for driving while revoked, expired registration, and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Davenport was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at US 36 Highway and Mitchell Avenue. Officers arrested Nathaniel Robinson for no operator's license. Robinson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers arrested Terry Greene in the 400 block of JFK Avenue on a Livingston County failure to appear warrant. Greene was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

Officers were dispatched to assist EMS on a possible overdose in the 200 block of Cowgill. EMS transported the female to HMC for treatment.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Third Street. Officers arrested Phillip M. Molden for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Molden was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 10/01/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Fair Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a purse being stolen from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Reynard Street.

For Release: 09/30/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Smith Street. Officers arrested Rex Hacker for peace disturbance. Hacker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 09/29/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Hwy 190 and Hornet Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Sara Eller was northbound on Hornet Road and was in process of crossing Hwy 190. The other vehicle driven by Miranda Estes was westbound on Hwy 190 and in process of turning right onto Hornet Road, and they collided causing minor damage. Both drivers claimed to have a green traffic signal light and there were no citations issued.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 10 block of Herriman Street. Officers reviewed surveillance photos and identified three juvenile male suspects. The incident has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers arrested Charles S. Henson in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for being a sex offender and loitering within 500 feet of a school building. Henson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Nathaniel P. Bruce for excessive speed and driving while intoxicated. Bruce was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers were dispatched to a report of identity theft in the 500 block of Williams Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that occurred in the 400 block of Grandview. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 09/28/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/26/2014, officers arrested Jared Martin in the 600 block of Webster Street for Reckless Driving and Driving While Intoxicated. Martin was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 09/23/2014, a laptop computer was turned in to the Chillicothe Police Department. The owner was notified and the property was returned.

On 09/26/2014, officers recovered a black Next bike in the 1400 block of Polk Street. The bike can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 09/26/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 09/27/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Boyd Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on September 26, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 54 calls for service on September 27, 2014.

For Release: 09/26/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen purse in the 10 block of Herriman Street.

On 09/25/2014, officers recovered a trailer in the 400 block of Jackson Street that had been reported stolen on 09/23/2014. Officers contacted the suspect and the owner and determined that the person took what he thought was a friend's trailer and no crime had occurred. The trailer was returned to the owner. and the incident closed.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an incident of fraud that occurred in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane.

For Release: 09/25/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a report of forgery that occurred in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers have identified the suspect and have forwarded the information to the Livingston County Prosecuting attorney.

Officers were dispatched do a report of property damage and trespass in the 500 block of Paul Street.

Christie Ann NobleOfficers were dispatched to a report of a missing person from the 1500 block of Bryan Street. Officers were advised that the family of Christie Ann Noble had not been in contact with her since she left their residence on 09/17/14. Miss Noble is 39 years of age, 5'4" tall, slim build with long brown hair and suffers from short term memory loss. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Chillicothe Police Department.

Officers arrested Derek A. Montgomery in the 1600 block of Polk Street for possession of marijuana. Montgomery was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 09/24/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/23/2014, officers received a report of a stolen trailer in the 10 block of Walnut Street. Investigation continues.

On 09/22/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 900 block of South Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 09/22/2014, officers investigated a report of animal neglect in the 200 block of Southwest Drive. The report was unfounded.

On 09/15/2014, officers arrested Jesse Johnson near Webster Street and Dickinson Street for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. He was released on a Municipal Citation.

On 09/19/2014, officers arrested Jace Baker in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for 2 counts of Trespassing and 1 count of simple assault. Baker was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 09/23/2014, officers recovered a bike in the 1700 block of Third Street. The bike had previously been reported stolen and was returned to the owner.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 88 calls for service on September 23, 2014.

For Release: 09/22/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of stolen medications in the 100 block of East Bridge Street. The medication was located later and the incident was closed.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Webster Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to Danner Park during a school related softball tournament in reference to a male and a female that were yelling and cursing loudly at coaches, umpires and other school officials. The couple also refused to leave when asked several times by school officials to leave. Officers arrested Jon P. Pelzer of Excelsior Springs for trespass, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and for being a convicted sex offender in a park. Officers also arrested his wife, Heather Christine Pelzer for Trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Both were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that occurred in the 200 block of E Jackson Street. Officers arrested Jennifer R. Kerr for simple assault. Kerr was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a bicycle being stolen in the 200 block of Hillcrest.

Officers were dispatched to a report of dogs running at large in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. The owner was contacted and the dogs were secured.

Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of State Street in reference to a resident reporting the fraudulent use of a credit device. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Washington Street.

On 09/20/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Clay and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Stacy Johnson was stalled in the inside northbound lane of Washington Street and her vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Zachary Eyring causing minor damage.

On 09/20/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Ivan Plank pulled from a private drive onto Graves Street and struck a vehicle driven by Denise Anderson that was southbound on Graves Street. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles.

For Release: 09/20/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor


Officers arrested Hali Christie in the 600 block of Jefferson Street for driving while intoxicated. Christie was transported to the Police Department were she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. Christie's vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers arrested Jace Baker for trespassing in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Baker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to check the well being of a female in the 1000 block of Polk Street. Officers requested EMS to transport the female to HMC for treatment and further evaluation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that occurred in the 400 block of Park Lane. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 09/18/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/13/2014, officers received a report of stealing which occurred on Thursday, September 4, 2014, in the 800 block of Jansen St.

On 09/16/2014, officers took a report of a burglary that occurred in the 100 block of Conn Street. Investigation continues.

On 09/17/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Jefferson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 09/15/2014, officers responded to the 1200 block of Walnut Street for a report of a domestic dispute involving weapons. Brandon Easley and Crystal Easley were arrested for domestic assault 1st degree and armed criminal action. Both Easley's were placed on a 24-hour arrest pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on September 17, 2014.

For Release: 09/15/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of fraudulent use of the resident's credit device.

Officers arrested Elliott L. Grim in the 500 block of Monroe Street for minor in possession of intoxicants. Grim was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released to his parents on a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 09/15/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/12/2014, officers responded to the 1000 block of Frederick Street in reference to a subject that was threatening to harm himself. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.

On 09/12/2014, officers arrested Mark Moore in the 2700 block of North Washington Street on a Belton PD warrant for failing to appear on a property damage charge. Moore posted bond and was released from custody.

On 09/14/2014, officers received a report of Burglary and Property Damage in the 1600 block of Polk Street. This investigation continues.

On 09/14/2014, officers responded to the 700 block of Walnut Street to a report of a peace disturbance. A subject was taken into custody but was later released as the victim did not want to pursue charges.

On 09/11/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 2000 block of Meadowlane Drive. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Scott Shannon for felony theft. Shannon is being held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail in lieu of a $2500.00 cash only bond.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 92 calls for service on September 12, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 61 calls for service on September 13, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 54 calls for service on September 14, 2014.

For Release: 09/12/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Dakota L. Hatfield in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole violation warrant. Hatfield was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

Officers arrested Lendol V. Copple III in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole violation warrant. Copple was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Clay Street where it was reported that a firearm was discharged. Officers took a female into custody for self-protection. The female was transported to HMC for evaluation. No one was injured as a result of the firearm being discharged and no criminal charges are being sought.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage and trespassing in the 1100 block of Smith Street.

On 09/09/14, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on Industrial Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Mary Ann Slattery was northbound on Industrial Road when it left the roadway on the east side and struck an embankment. Slattery was treated at the scene for minor injuries and transported by private vehicle to HMC. The vehicle received moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 09/10/14, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ann and Vine Street. Officers reported that a tractor-trailer unit driven by James D. Marshall was attempting to turn north from Ann Street onto Vine Street. Officers reported that the trailer struck a stop sign as he turned the corner damaging the stop sign. There was no damage reported to the trailer.

On 09/11/2014, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Villa Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Carroll Barnes was backing and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 09/11/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 09/10/2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury accident on a private parking lot in the 600 block of W Business 36. Officers reported that Stephanie A. Fisher was driving through a private lot when she dropped her cell phone. Fisher reached down to pick up the cell phone and the vehicle struck a concrete cable base. Fisher was transported by EMS to HMC for treatment of her injuries. The vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle in the 300 block of Walnut Street.

Officers recovered a black Alcatel track phone near the intersection of Ryan Lane and Washington Street.

For Release: 09/10/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/07/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 700 block of South Washington Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 09/09/2014, officers concluded an investigation of theft in the 500 block of West Mohawk. Officers arrested Scott Shannon for theft and he was released on a Citation.

On 09/08/2014, officers transported a subject in the 600 block of West Business 36 to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.

On 09/09/2014, officers arrested Starla Maberry in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation Violation Warrant. Maberry was transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 09/08/2014, officers took a subject into protective custody and the subject was transported to Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, MO for treatment and evaluation.

On 08/31/2014, officers arrested Desmond Huff in the 800 block of Jefferson Street on a Livingston County Probation Violation Warrant. Huff was transferred to the Davies DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 09/09/2014, officers took a juvenile into custody in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for minor in possession of alcohol. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on September 9, 2014.

For Release: 09/09/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/08/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of St. Louis Street. Officer arrested Larrissa Self for 3rd degree domestic assault. She was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 09/06/2014, officers received a report of theft and property damage in the 900 block of Williams Street. This investigation continues.

On 09/06/2014, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street in regard to a report of theft. Officers arrested Andy A. Barnes for driving while revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. Barnes was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. The victim did not wish to pursue theft charges.

On 09/06/2014, officers recovered a pink colored child's Huffy Sea Star bicycle from the 10 block of South Washington Street.

On 09/07/2014, officers received a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of Webster Street. This incident was deemed unfounded.

On 0908/2014, officers recovered a black and pink Thruster Freestyle bike near Hickory Street and Waterworks Road.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on September 8, 2014.

For Release: 09/08/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a person falling victim to a telephone scam in the 400 block of Park Lane.

Officers arrested Peter E. Thrun in the 1200 block of Third Street on a Grundy County warrant for passing bad checks. Thrun was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and turned over to a Grundy County Deputy.

Officers recovered a bicycle in the 2200 block of Country Club Drive.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1500 block of North Washington Street. Officers arrested Lacey D. Meador for driving while suspended. Meador was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Cooper Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers arrested Steven W. Hurst in the 1600 block of Bryan Street on a Livingston County Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Hurst was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. Officers took a female into custody for self-protection after she made threats to harm herself. She was transported to HMC for treatment.

Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 1300 block of Third Street. Officers took three juveniles into custody for burglary and stealing. The juveniles were released to their parents and the incident referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 700 block of South Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 09/05/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On September 2, 2014, officers took a report of harassment and intimidation that occurred in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. A suspect has been identified and charges are being sought.

On 09/04/2014, officers served a Livingston County Probation Violation arrest warrant on Dylan Head in the 10 block of South Washington Street. Head was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 09/02/2014, officers received a report of a bicycle that was stolen from the 400 block of Vine Street.

On 09/04/2014, officers took a report of a stolen/lost wallet in the 600 block of W. Business 36. The wallet was located and returned to the owner.

On 09/04/2014, officers arrested Brandon Wallace at Washington Street and Third Street for Speeding and Driving While Suspended, following a traffic stop. Wallace was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers also issued Kimberly Crawford a citation for allowing an unlicensed person to operate her vehicle.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 85 calls for service on September 4, 2014.

For Release: 09/04/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 09/02/2014 officers took a report of theft of property from a business in the 500 block of W. Mohawk Road in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri that occurred on 08/30/2014. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

On 08/29/2014, Chillicothe Police officers took a report of an assault that occurred on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, in the 200 block of E. Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On 08/30/2014, officers recovered a stop sign in the 400 block of Cherry Street. The sign was turned over to the Department of Transportation.

On 08/26/2014, officers responded to the 300 block of Jackson Street in regards to an infant that had been locked inside a vehicle by accident. Due to the temperature being approximately 90 degrees and the amount of time the infant had been inside the vehicle, officers forced entry into the vehicle, the infant was removed, and its well-being was checked by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. The infant was unharmed.

For Release: 09/03/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor


Officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Officers issued the owner, Robert Old, a Municipal Citation for dog running at large.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 10 block of Herriman Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 400 block of Cherry Street.

Officers arrested Shane Glasgow for driving while suspended. Glasgow was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of the theft of prescription drugs in the 700 block of Clay Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on September 3, 2014.

For Release: 09/02/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Linn Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. Officers were dispatched back to the residence a short time later to a report of two males fighting. Officers arrested Troy Meinecke and Terry Greene for disorderly conduct. They were transported to the Police Department where they were processed. Meinecke was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and Greene was released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of the fraudulent use of a credit device where a resident's Debit card was used out of the area and was not authorized. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 09/01/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/30/2014, officers arrested Jeffrey Williams in the 400 block of South Washington Street for Peace Disturbance and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Williams was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/29/2014, offices arrested August Adams in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for Trespassing. She was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/29/2014, officers responded to the 10 block of East Third Street in reference to a custody issue.

On 08/29/2014, officers responded to the 200 block of Polk Street for a report of a missing child. The child was subsequently located and was unharmed. The child was returned to the parent.

On 08/29/2014, officers responded to the 1700 block of Rosewood in regard to a domestic disturbance. The disturbance was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 08/26/2014, officers received a report of a person in possession of a forging instrument in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The instrument was seized and the report was forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor.

On 08/28/2014, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident at Polk and Fair Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mason Mehrhoff struck a fence owned by the Chillicothe R-2 School District causing moderate damage. He was issued a summons for careless driving and no insurance.

On 08/25/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Webster Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Eric Anderson struck a vehicle driven by Kaitlyn Lambert as they were stopped at a stop light. Anderson was issued a summons for following too closely.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 67 calls for service on August 30, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on August 31, 2014.

For Release: 08/29/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Peter E. Thrun in the 1200 block of Third Street on a Grundy County warrant for failure to appear on traffic charges. Thrun was unable to post bond and was transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned bicycle in the 400 block of Locust Street. The bicycle was taken to storage until the owner claims it.

On 08/28/2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on a private parking lot in the 1700 block of Locust Street. Officers reported that a vehicle being driven by Nellie F. Dixon had parked in a parking stall. Officers reported that Dixon exited the vehicle and it started to roll backwards. Officers reported that Ms. Dixon attempted to get back into the moving van when she fell and the vehicle struck her causing moderate injuries. Dixon was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to Hedrick Medical Center.

Officers arrested Sean A. Bergstedt in the 800 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Bergstedt was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

For Release: 08/28/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of the theft from two motor vehicles while they were parked in the 400 block of Corporate Drive. Officers were able to identify the suspect and arrested Preston J Rice in the 400 block of Dickinson Street for the thefts. Rice was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Rgional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Rice is also suspected of stealing from a motor vehicle in Trenton Mo.

Officers arrested Christina M. Clemens in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County Warrant for forgery. Clements was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where she is being held on a $10,000.00 cash bond.

For Release: 08/27/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/25/2014, officers received a report of theft of prescription medication in the 400 block of Walnut Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 08/21/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Fairway Street and US 65. It was reported a vehicle driven by Keely Eckert was stopped at a stop sign on Fairway Street when a vehicle driven by Jackie Berten was stopped behind the Eckert vehicle rolled into the Eckert vehicle after Berten's foot slipped off the brake pedal. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 08/25/2014 at approximately 1900 hours, officers received a report of an assault that occurred at 75 Cherry Street. As a result of the investigation, officers cited Kimberly Martin and Alyssa Dowell for assault. They were released on Municipal Citations.

On 08/26/2014, officers conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct in the 1300 block of Monroe Street. The investigation was concluded and determined to be unfounded.

On 08/26/2014, officers received a report of stolen property from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/25/2014, officers received a report of a burglary in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue. Investigation continues.

On 08/25/2014, officers received a report of burglary in the 10 block of Hickory Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/20/2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a shoplifter that had fled the area. Officers located Samuel E. Anders Jr. and arrested him for felony stealing. Mr. Anders was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where he was processed and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 08/25/2014, officers served an active Sunrise Beach P.D. arrest warrant on Jeffery Bowman in the 600 block of Walnut Street for failure to appear on a traffic violation. Bowman posted bond and was released from custody.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 80 calls for service on August 25, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on August 26, 2014.

For Release: 08/25/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 700 block of Clay Street.

Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Vine Street in reference to a report of items being stolen from a parked vehicle.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Fair Street. Officers arrested Kristofer Anderson for domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance. Anderson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Woodward. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of North Herriford. Officers arrested Kimberly L and Cole M. Konomos for possession of less than 35gm of marijuana. They were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and released on citations.

On 08/23/2014, officers were dispatched to assist animal control in the 600 block of Chicago in reference to a report of animal neglect. Officers located two lab mix puppies that were tied outside with no food, water or shelter. The puppies appeared to be in early stages of dehydration and were taken by Animal Control to the Shelter due to the extreme weather conditions. Officers are attempting to locate the owner of the animals.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Second Street. Officers arrested Carl Z. Rash for driving while intoxicated. Rash was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers arrested Todd A. Clem and Christina M. Schroedl in the 400 block of Walnut Street for possession of less than .35 gm of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Clem and Schroedl were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 10 block of Herriman Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block of Cowgill Street. Officers contacted two juveniles that were in possession of cigarettes. The parents were notified and information forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of N. Washington Street. Officers arrested Billy Ray Williams for domestic assault. Williams was taken to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Burnam Road. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting at a business in the 600 block of South Washington Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a violation of a full order of protection in the 1500 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrested Harold Thomas for driving while intoxicated and violation of a full order of protection. Thomas was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations.

Officers arrested Detrii D. Hyatt in the 200 block of Cherry Street on a Livingston County Warrant for possession of less than 35gm of marijuana, two counts of resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer. Hyatt was also arrested for minor in possession of intoxicants. Hyatt was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 08/22/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/18/2014, officers took a repot of theft in the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue. This investigation continues.

On 08/18/2014, officers arrested Nancy Jonson on an active Linn County Warrant for passing a bad check less than $500.00. Johnson was unable to post bond and was transferred to Linn County.

On 08/20/2014, officers received a report of theft from a coin operated machine in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. This investigation continues.

On 08/21/2014, officers received a report of trespassing in the 1000 block of Walnut Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Scott Perschbacher for trespassing. He was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 114 calls for service on August 21, 2014.

For Release: 08/20/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of Linn Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of theft of property from a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers arrested Zachary A. Rothman in the 400 block of Linn Street on a Livingston County probation violation warrant on the original charge of distributing a controlled substance. Rothman was transported to the Livingston County Sheriff Department to await transport to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Bond was set at $20,000.00 cash only.

Officers arrested Patrick W. Cope in the 2700 block of North Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Cope was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Bond was set at $25,000.00 cash only.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Crescent Drive and Woodrow in reference to a report of property damage to a utility pole that was struck by a piece of road construction equipment working on the street.

Officers were dispatched with EMS to the 1300 block of Monroe Street in reference to a report of a person attempting self-harm. EMS transported the person to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

For Release: 08/19/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 500 block of W. Business 36. Officers arrested Christopher Wall for stealing. Wall was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 700 block of Webster Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to two motor vehicles while they were parked in the 200 block of Williams Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1300 block of Third Street.

Date: 08/18/2014
For Release: 08/18/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick
Reference: Special News Release -
Recent Drug Arrests and Seizures in Chillicothe

On 08/07/2014, a search warrant for narcotics was executed in the 900 block of Vine Street. As a result of that investigation Cheri Admire and Travis Anderson were arrested and subsequently charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Their Livingston County warrants carried $10,000 and $5,000 cash bonds.

On 08/07/2014, a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Elm Street and First Street. A consent search was conducted at the scene and as a result Misty Stanley was arrested. A Livingston County warrant was later issued on Stanley for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. The warrant carried a $10,000 cash bond.

On 08/14/2014, a report of theft was filed from a local business. As a result of that investigation William (Billy) Long was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. A Livingston County warrant was later issued and carried a $10,000 cash only bond.

On 08/15/2014, officers responded to the 1100 block of 2nd Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result of that investigation Peggy Zorn was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and Kevin Zorn was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and 2nd degree domestic assault. Livingston County warrants were later issued for both subjects that carried a $10,000 cash bond.

On 08/15/2014, officers conducted an investigation into an assault that occurred in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrested the following: William McHardie for 2nd degree assault, armed criminal action, distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $50,000 bond); Nola Glasgow for 2nd degree assault, armed criminal action, and three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $75,000 bond); Ashley Reed for distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $25,000 bond); and Tiffany Midgyett for 2nd degree assault and armed criminal action (warrant issued $50,000 bond). This information was released on the 08/18/2014 press release issued by Sergeant Stephens.

Additional Information: On 08/15/2014, officers responded to the 900 block of Walnut Street in reference to an assault the investigation revealed that a white male had been struck in the head multiple times with a golf club by several subjects. The victim was transported to the Hedrick Medical Center with physical injuries. The arrests described in Sgt. Stephens' press release were a result of that call for service.

Over the period of time that extended from 08/07/2014 until the date of this release, the Chillicothe Police Department has seized approximately 11 grams of Methamphetamine, 35 grams of Marijuana, and countless prescription drugs and paraphernalia. Also seized was approximately $500.00 in cash and a firearm.

The arrests and seizures above are due to the hard work, persistence and the desire of the officers of the Chillicothe Police Department to make this community as safe as we can for our citizens. We want to thank the Livingston County Sheriff's Department for their assistance and cooperation during these investigations.

For Release: 08/18/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/15/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1200 block of Green Street.

On 08/11/2014, officers investigated a report of alleged elder abuse in the 1300 block of Monroe Street. This investigation was concluded, and it was discovered that no crime had been committed.

On 08/16/2014, officers responded to the 800 block of Jefferson Street reference a report of animal neglect.

On 08/16/2014, officer took a subject into protective custody in the 400 block of Grandview Avenue. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.

On 08/16/2014, officers received a report of public urination in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. A 63-year-old male was cited for urinating in public.

On 08/17/2014, Chillicothe police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Grandview Ave. in reference to a suicidal subject. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center and then flown by Lifeflight to Truman Medical Center.

On 08/14/2014, officers took a subject into custody in the 100 block of Cherry Street and transported the subject to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

On 08/11/2014, officers took a report of a runaway juvenile in the 400 block of Williams Street. The juvenile was located in Platte City, Missouri and was returned to parents. This incident was turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 08/13/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 700 block of Webster Street.

On 08/15/2014, officers responded to the 400 block of Linn Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. The incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 08/15/2014, officers arrested Mallory Fainter in the 300 block of Calhoun Street on a Livingston County Warrant for probation violation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Fainter was turned over to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/17/2014, officers arrested Patrick Wayne Cope in the 600 block of Business 36 Highway for possession of a controlled substance.

On 08/15/2014, officers conducted an investigation into an assault that occurred in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrested the following: William McHardie for 2nd degree assault, armed criminal action, distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $50,000 bond); Nola Glasgow for 2nd degree assault, armed criminal action, and three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $75,000 bond); Ashley Reed for distribution of a controlled substance (warrant issued $25,000 bond); and Tiffany Midgyett for 2nd degree assault and armed criminal action (warrant issued $50,000 bond).

On 08/14/2014, officers responded to the 300 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a theft investigation. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested William Rex Long for possession of a controlled substance (warrant issued $10,000 bond).

The Chillicothe Police Department received 41 calls for service on August 17, 2014.

For Release: 08/15/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1100 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on US 36 Highway at the junction of US 65 Highway. Officers arrested Tyler L. McDowell for driving while suspended and defective equipment. McDowell was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers arrested Gary F. Goodhart in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation and Parole Warrant. Goodhart was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 700 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Tawnya L. Jones for failure to register with the Director of Revenue and displaying the plates of another. Jones was issued Municipal Citations and released from the scene.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting from a business in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers arrested Pearl I Korona for shoplifting. Corona was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in progress in the 1700 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported that the suspect had fled the scene on foot. Officers located Henry Chester a short time later and he was arrested for assault and peace disturbance. Chester was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/10/2014, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Lawrence Hinnen was pulling into a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 08/13/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers advised that a vehicle driven by Nancy Richard was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 08/14/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kaley Thomas was southbound and slowing to turn into a private drive when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Katherine Campbell causing minor damage to the vehicles.

For Release: 08/12/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/07/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 500 block of Monroe Street. This investigation continues.

On 08/06/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle crash on N. Washington St. near Calhoun St. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Scott Shirley experienced brake failure and struck a vehicle driven by Donna Callen and a parked vehicle owned by Paul Sturm causing minor damage to the vehicles. Officers arrested Shirley for no insurance, operating a vehicle with faulty brakes, no seatbelt, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shirley was released on citations.

On 08/07/2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Third Street near Vine Street for a turn signal violation. Officers arrested Misty Stanley for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Stanley was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail after being processed.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on August 11, 2014.

For Release: 08/11/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Augusta R. Adams in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for stealing. Adams was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers recovered a purple Mountain Fury bicycle in the 900 block of International Rd. The bicycle was taken to storage until the owner can be identified.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Polk Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a walk away from a local Nursing-Home. The male was located near Ludlow Missouri by a Livingston County Deputy and was returned to the facility.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 300 block of South Washington Street. Officers located the vehicle and arrested Gregory L. Atwood and Lewis J. Burton for tampering with a motor vehicle. Atwood was also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance. Both were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of JFK Avenue. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 08/09/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of US 36 and US 65 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Michael Moller was southbound on US 65 when he slowed to turn east onto US 36. Moller's vehicle was struck in the rear by another southbound vehicle driven by John S. Lisby causing moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 08/09/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on US 65 near the junction of US 36 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Robyn Leeper was southbound in the inside lane of US 65 and stopped for traffic congestion. The Leeper vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Ryan Ford causing moderate damage.

On 08/07/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of East and East Bridge Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Zachary Blixt was eastbound on East Bridge Street and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Jesse Stottlemyre that was southbound on East Street. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles.

For Release: 08/06/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/05/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 600 block of W. Business 36 Highway. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Joshua Bishop was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers arrested Steven R. Sayers in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Chariton County Warrant for Probation Violation. Sayers was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an abandoned UTV in the 300 block of Polk Street. The John Deere UTV was impounded until the owner can be identified.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Webster. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Date: 08/05/2014
For Release: 08/05/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick, Reference: Special News Release

Approximately three years ago a joint effort to update the radio communications system for all Livingston County Public safety personnel was initiated. This effort is to bring the technology of the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network (MOSWIN) to the personnel that protect you. This radio system allows all Police, Fire, and EMS agencies in the state to have a common radio system in the event a critical incident occurs. For example, if a damaging tornado would strike any part of the state, the MOSWIN system will already remedy the biggest hurdle in an event like that, which is communications between different jurisdictions. A major step towards the completion of this effort has been completed!

A dispatch console upgrade that totaled nearly $30,000 was completed today with those channels and is ready for implementation. The funds to cover this step in this process were split between the City of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Livingston County 911, and the Livingston County Ambulance District.

Currently the Livingston County Sheriff's Department is 99% equipped with MOSWIN radios in their patrol cars and portable units for their deputies. The Chillicothe Fire Department is 99% equipped with MOSWIN radios in their apparatus; and the Police Department is 20% equipped with MOSWIN radios in the patrol cars. The vast majority of the funds to obtain the mobile and portable radios have been gained through grants.

If all goes well, this project will be completed and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, the Chillicothe Police Department, and the Chillicothe Fire Department will be 100% MOSWIN capable within two years. The project also outlines that each of the six rural fire departments in Livingston County will have a minimum of one MOSWIN radio in their fleet.

The success and continuation of this project is only possible because of a common desire between all the Public Safety agencies in Livingston County to offer the best service possible to the citizens we serve.

For Release: 08/04/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/03/2014, officers received information from Andrew County, MO Officials of a missing female juvenile from the Village of Country Club, Missouri possibly being in Chillicothe, MO. Officers located the female juvenile, unharmed, in the 300 block of W. Business 36 and she was taken into protective custody without incident. Officers also arrested Zachary Jones on a Howard County, MO warrant. Both the juvenile and Jones were turned over to the Country Club, MO Police Department.

On 08/03/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 600 block of JFK Avenue. Investigation continues.

On 08/03/2014, officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of Cowgill Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/02/2014, officers responded to the 900 block of Elm Street for a report of trespassing. Officers arrested Carlton Travis Cordray and Amanda Gault for Trespassing. They were subsequently released on Municipal Citations.

On 08/01/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 900 block of Elm Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/03/2014, officers responded to the 200 block of East Herriman to a report of a domestic disturbance. The incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 50 calls for service on August 3, 2014.

For Release: 08/03/2014 
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/02/2014, officers responded to the 600 block of Chicago Avenue regarding a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Justin Sanchez and Jean Sanchez for Domestic assault. They were transported the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 058/02/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1700 block of Burnam Road. Investigation continues.

On 08/01/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non injury accident in the 700 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Helen Lawson was exiting a private parking lot onto Washington Street when she failed to yield the right of way a vehicle driven by George Hayward. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Lawson was issued citations for failing to yield resulting in an accident and failing to provide proof of insurance.

On 08/01/2014, officers arrested Steven Hurst in the 600 block of Walnut Street in a Livingston County Warrant for failure to appear. Hurst posted bond and was released from custody.

On 08/02/2014, officers arrested Erik Swanson at Washington Street and Webster Street for speeding, no insurance, and driving with a suspended driverís license. Swanson was released on citations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on August 2, 2014.

For Release: 08/02/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor


On 07/31/2014, officers arrested James Hill in the 10 block of Webster Street on a Chillicothe Municipal warrant for operating a motorcycle without a valid endorsement and excessive speed. Hill posted bond and was released with a future court date.

On 07/31/2014,officers recovered Kansas license plate at the Chillicothe River Access. The plate will be turned over to the owner.

On 08/01/2014, officers took a report of an assault in the 1000 block of Walnut Street. The report was unfounded.

On 07/30/2014, officers arrested Jerald Barrer on an Adair County warrant for operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license. Barrer posted bond and was released with a future Adair County court date.

On 07/30/2014, officers took a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1700 block of Jennings Place. This investigation continues.

On 07/31/2014, officers received a report of theft of a bike in the 10 block of East Third Street. This investigation continues.

On 07/31/2014, officers received a report of theft of a bike in the 200 block of locust Street. The bike was subsequently recovered as it had been registered with the Chillicothe Police Departments Register A Bike Program.

Officers issued 6 citations for various traffic related offenses.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on August 1, 2014.

ARCHIVED NEWS


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 Sheriffs 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
Capt Tony Kirkendoll
Date 10/29/2013

On 10/28/2013, the Chillicothe Police Department concluded a 3-month undercover drug investigation that resulted in the arrest of multiple subjects that were distributing controlled substances in the City limits of Chillicothe Missouri.

Those people arrested were:

  • April D. Owings of Trenton Missouri was arrested in Trenton Missouri according to the Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. These are Class A felony charges and this carried a Cash only Bond of $35,000.
  • Stephanie L Rodriquez of Chillicothe Missouri. She was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. In accordance with the Livingston County warrant, she is charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a Class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.
  • Carson A Symmonds of Chillicothe Missouri. He was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. He was charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.
  • Patricia J Folsom of Chillicothe Missouri. She was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.
  • Michael E, Oleson of Chillicothe Missouri. He was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.
  • Blaze M Hussey of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant for Distribution of not more than 5 grams of marijuana. This is a class C felony and bond was set at $15,000 cash.
  • Billie J. Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.
  • Kevin D Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash. 
  • Desmond D Huff of Chillicothe Desmond Huff was arrested 10/29/2013 at 09:30am for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond is set at $25,000 cash.

There is one other person still being sought on warrants as a result of this investigation. Brent A Slaughter formerly of Chillicothe has a warrant for his arrest for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a Class A felony and bond is set at $25,000 cash. Anyone with information of his location is asked to contact the Chillicothe Police Department. 

There were also two other persons who were arrested earlier in the past months as a result of this undercover drug operation. They were...

Leon Smith of Chillicothe was arrested on 10/22/2013 at 1553 hours by Chillicothe Police following obtaining a search warrant to retrieve stolen property from Smith's residence. At that time, he was also arrested on a warrant for Distribution of a controlled substance. The warrant carried a $25,000 cash only bond.

Abby Cooley was arrested in August for Distribution of a controlled substance.

Drugs purchased during this undercover investigation were Methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana.

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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