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

For Release: 02/05/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/03/16 at 3:45 pm, officers were dispatched with the Livingston County Children's Division to the 1300 block of Miller Avenue in reference to a report of possible child abuse. Officers determined that no abuse had occurred and the investigation was closed.

On 02/04/16 at 10:18 am, officers arrested Phillip D. Earley in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Boone County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of fraudulent use of a credit device. Earley was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

On 02/04/16 at 3:15 pm, officers arrested McKalla N Stevens in the 10 block of Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for a probation violation on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. There was no bond offered and Stevens was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 02/04/16 at 6:50 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Calhoun and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lena Turpin was northbound and attempting to turn west onto Calhoun Street when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Lillian Stover causing minor damage.

For Release: 02/03/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/01/16, officers were dispatched to a report of possible stalking that occurred on 01/31/16 in the 1200 block of Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 02/01/16, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle being struck in a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that the vehicle that struck toe parked vehicle left the scene. A witness obtained a description of the vehicle and the incident remains under investigation.

On 02/02/16, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of US65 and MO 190. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Joseph Cox was in the northbound turn lane of US 65 and had to stop suddenly due to a vehicle stopping in front of him. The Cox vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Ruthie Vinson who was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 02/02/16, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of US 65 and US 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Deborah A. Spohr was on the eastbound off ramp of US 36 and attempted to make a left turn onto US65. Ms. Spohr did not see a northbound tractor-trailer unit and struck the trailer unit of the vehicle causing extensive damage to the Spohr vehicle. The tractor trailer unit continued northbound then turned on to the US 36 westbound on ramp and was not located. The Spohr vehicle received extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 02/02/16, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Burnam Road in reference to checking the well-being of a resident. Officers determined that the person was not in need of any assistance.

On 02/02/16, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Clay Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 02/02/16, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Reynard Street in reference to a report of an intoxicated male that had made threats of harming himself. Officers transported him to HMC for evaluation.

On February 2, 2016, at approximately 2030 hours, at the Fast Lane Bowling Alley in Chillicothe, an attempted child abduction was reported. It was reported that a male juvenile, age 11, was chased by a white male, 5'9" to 6' in height, in his 20s-30s with black hair, wearing a grey jacket and jeans. The juvenile did not see if the male had facial hair or anything else. The male jumped into a white Chevrolet truck, possibly operated by another person. It was reported that there is a witness - a woman wearing a tan hooded jacket & a tan fleece stocking cap, possibly in her 40s. The witness was outside smoking during this incident. The victim reported that the man did not say anything during this incident. The Chillicothe Police Department is following up on any and all leads. We would like to first identify the witness in this incident, but also if you have any suspect information, let us know. Please contact the Chillicothe Police Department with any and all information.

For Release: 02/01/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/30/2016 at 6:35 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/30/2016 at 1:32 a.m., offices arrested Hector Sanchez for speeding and driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop in the 10 block of South Washington Street. Sanchez was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/30/2016 at 6:16 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Jackson Street to a report of a child running in the street. Officers located the child and contacted the child's parent. The report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 01/29/2016 at 11:37 a.m., officers arrested Jalel Glasgow at Mitchell Avenue and Business 36 for driving while suspended, failing to drive on the right half of the roadway, and failing to stop at a posted stop sign. Glasgow was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/26/2016 at 5:13 p.m., officers received a report of forgery in the 500 block of North Washington Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 01/29/2016 at 7:53 a.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Jennings Avenue for a report of a deceased person. Officers advised the resident was found to be deceased from natural causes. No foul play is suspected.

On 01/31/2016 at 2:00a.m., officers took a report of property damage in Simpson Park. An unknown person spray painted on the walls inside one of the bathrooms.

On 01/30/2016 at 4:51 p.m., a Net Spend Debit Card was turned in to the police department after being found in a parking lot in the 1000 bock of Graves Street.

On 01/30/2016 at 10:00 p.m., officers arrested Shelly O'Neal for driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Park Lane and Morningside Drive. O'Neal was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/28/2016 at 5:00 a.m., officers arrested Michael Lewis for driving while suspended following a traffic stop in the 400 block of W. business 36. Lewis was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/27/2016 at 5:00 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1400 block of Cooper Street.

On 01/28/2016 at 9:48 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 100 block of Jackson Street.

On 01/31/2016 at 4:45 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 01/31/2016 at 1:03 a.m., officers arrested Deryck Koenig for driving while intoxicated near Trenton Road and Litton Road. Koenig was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/31/2016 at 1:24 a.m., officers arrested Kathryn Wagster for driving without a valid license, no insurance, and defective equipment following a traffic stop at Morningside Drive and Trenton Road. A passenger in the vehicle, Kendraik Hueffmeier, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, as owner-allowing unlicensed driver to drive his vehicle, and failing to maintain financial responsibility for his vehicle. Both Wagster and Hueffmeier were processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 68 calls for service on January 29, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 61 calls for service on January 30, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 68 calls for service on January 31, 2016.

For Release: 01/28/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/26/16, officers were dispatched to a report of a forgery and theft in the 800 block of Jackson Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 01/26/16, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on a report of a possible inappropriate conduct with a child. The incident remains under investigation.

On 01/27/16, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Business 36 and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Estella D. Skinner was eastbound on Business 36 in the right turn lane and stopped for traffic. Officers report that the Skinner vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Dohn Gilliland causing minor damage.

On 01/27/16, officers arrested Raven R. Frost in the 10 block of Jennifer Lane on a Livingston County Probation Violation Warrant. Frost was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where she is being held without bond.

For Release: 01/26/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 01/25/16, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Daniel Gibson was attempting to turn left from Green Street onto Washington Street and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Jaime Albertson causing moderate damage. Gibson was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

On 01/25/16, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault that had occurred earlier in the 200 block of Walnut Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 01/25/16, officers arrested David J. Midgyett in the 600 block of Walnut on a Livingston County Probation Violation warrant. Midgyett was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 01/25/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/22/2016 at 3:19 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Springhill. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 01/22/2016 at 3:00 p.m., officers arrested Trinity Helm in the 2600 block of Hornet Drive for leaving the scene of an accident and driving while revoked. Helm was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 01/21/2016 at 10:03 a.m., officers recovered a lime green Chaos bike in the 400 block of Calhoun Street.

On 01/23/2016 at 8:35 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 100 block of South Washington Street.

On 01/22/2016 at 10:30 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Vine Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Dallas Kuhl and Mandy Martin for peace disturbance. Kuhl and Martin were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/23/2016 at 9:30 a.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident that occurred in the 800 block of W. Business 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mark Bell attempted to pull into a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle. Bell was arrested for driving while revoked, processed at the police department, cited, and released pending a court appearance.

On 01/23/2016 at 1:57 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive person in the 1100 block of Hogan Street. Officers reported the resident to be deceased from natural causes. No foul play was suspected. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner.

On 01/21/2016 at 10:44 p.m., officers arrested RJ Cox in the 700 block of Elm Street for driving while revoked and driving while intoxicated. Cox was processed at the police department, cited, and released with a future court appearance.

On 01/24/2016 at 7:00 a.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 400 block of Polk Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on January 22, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 72 calls for service on January 23, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 53 calls for service on January 24, 2016.

For Release: 01/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Dennis J. Smith backed into a vehicle driven by Sharon E. Niece. No damage was reported to Smith's vehicle and minor damage was reported to Niece's vehicle.

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at approximately 6:31 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 100 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 107 calls for service on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

For Release: 01/21/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at approximately 3:21 p.m., officers arrested Ross Ashley Ruder on an active arrest warrant out of Camden County, MO, for a probation violation on the original charge of exceeding the posted speed limit, following a traffic stop in the 400 block of Washington St.

On Wednesday, January 20 2016, at approximately 6:41 p.m., officers took a report of possible child abuse in the 300 block of E. Jackson St. Officers determined no crime was committed and the case was closed.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at approximately 8:54 p.m., officers arrested Ke'on Laron Brown for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended following a traffic stop on Hwy. 190 near U.S. Hwy. 65. Brown was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

For Release: 01/20/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at approximately 11:54 a.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 500 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at approximately 1:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Duane A. Douglas and a vehicle driven by Douglas B. Dennis backed into each other as they were backing from parking spaces. Minor damage was reported to Dennis's vehicle.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at approximately 1:15 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of an accident in the 2600 block of Hornet Rd. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers took a report of leaving the scene of an accident on Elm St. near Third St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

For Release: 01/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/18/2016 at 6:30 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 500 block of Graves Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 01/18/2016 at 5:28 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. As a result of this investigation, Officers arrested Leonila Walker for Theft by shoplifting. She was transported to the police department, processed, and released with a Municipal Citation.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 65 calls for service on January 18, 2016.

For Release: 01/18/2016 
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/11/2016 at 12:18 p.m., officers recovered a gold colored Mongoose bike in the 200 block of Southwest Drive.

On 01/15/2016 at 4:33 a.m., officers responded to a 2-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 600 block of West Business 36. Officers reported a drive was backing a truck trailer and struck another truck trailer causing minor damage.

On 01/16/2016 at 2:45 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1700 block of Locust Street.

On 01/16/2016 at 11:43 a.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 1900 block of Polk Street.

On 01/16/2016 at 3:06 a.m., officers arrested Aaron Littleton on an active Livingston County warrant for Probation Violation on an original charge of theft following a traffic stop Third Street and Hickory Street. Littleton was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/16/2016 at 4:52 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Woodrow Avenue to a report of an assault. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested James Dignan and Ira Bailey for simple assault. They were processed at the police department and released on citations.

On 01/15/2016 at 8:55 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 1300 block of Walnut Street. Officers transported the resident to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 01/16/2016 at 12:16 a.m., officers arrested Richard Stumph, for possession of a controlled substance (meth) following a traffic stop at Jackson Street and Vine Street. Stumph was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/13/2016 at 10:26 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Clay Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested James Cranmer for Domestic Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Cranmer was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/13/2016 at 8:30 a.m., officers received a report of fraud which occurred in 2015 in the State of Georgia. Information was collected and forwarded to the proper jurisdiction.

On 01/18/2016 at 0315 hours, officers arrested Jonathan Patterson in the 200 block of North Washington Street on an active Livingston County Warrant for Forgery. Patterson was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as he was unable to post the required bond.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on January 15, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 65 calls for service on January 16, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 44 calls for service on January 17, 2016.

For Release: 01/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor


On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers towed an illegally parked vehicle on Valle Vista Drive.

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, at approximately 12:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of N. Washington St. The vehicle was recovered in Independence, MO, later in the morning. A suspect was taken into custody identified as Kyle Anton Watkins. A Livingston County warrant was obtained and served on Watkins which carried a $25,000.00 cash only bond.

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers arrested Katherine Louise Cranmer on an active arrest warrant from Grundy County for fraud in the 100 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. Cranmer was processed at the Police Department, posted the $600.00 cash only bond and was released.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service on Thursday, January 15, 2016.

For Release: 01/14/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at approximately 11:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Montgomery St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shoplifter in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Officers arrested Aron Dale Gerhart in the 1100 block of Arcadia Rd. for shoplifting. Gerhart was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. A vehicle driven by Pamela J. Gannan collided with a vehicle driven by Jeffrey B. Reger after failing to yield the right of way. Minor damage was reported to Gannan's vehicle, and Reger's vehicle had moderate damage. Gannan was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way resulting in an accident.

Officers responded to 86 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, January 14, 2016.

For Release: 01/13/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at approximately 6:41 p.m., officers took a report of burglary and stealing in the 200 block of Central St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at approximately 9:34 p.m., officers arrested Kelvin Lynn Kimler on six active arrest warrants from Macon Police Department for failure to appear in the 400 block of Williams St. Kimler was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending extradition to Macon.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Tuesday, January 13, 2016.

For Release: 01/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/08/2016 at 5:59 p.m., officers took a subject into custody for self protection in the 900 block of Webster Street. The subject was transported to a hospital for treatment.

On 01/07/2016 at 10:55 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Clay Street and Locust Street. The driver, identified as Jonathan Allen Peterie, was arrested for possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated-drugs, and failing to dim high beam headlights. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Kyle Anthony Eichler, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Both individuals were transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/09/2016 at 5:00 p.m., officer recovered a Gateway Router in the 200 block of Park Lane.

On 01/10/2016 at 5:04 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Derringer Drive. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/10/2016 at 12:26 a.m., officers arrested Christopher Adamczyk at Washington Street and Curtis Street following a traffic stop, on an active Caldwell County Warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of DWI - alcohol. Adamczyk was processed at the police department, posted the required bond, and was released from custody.

On 01/10/2016 at 3:47 a.m., officers arrested Bradley Collins for driving wile revoked following a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Business 36. Collins was processed at the police department and released with an associate citation.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 110 calls for service on January 8, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 66 calls for service on January 9, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 50 calls for service on January 10, 2016.

SCAM ALERT
On January 8, 2016, the Chillicothe Police Department received numerous phone calls from citizens advising they were contacted by phone by an unknown person representing an unknown Technical Support Agency. The unknown person requested computer codes and personal information from the citizens, advising their computers had a virus. The Chillicothe Police Department wants to advise the citizens of Chillicothe to NOT give any personal or computer information to anyone over the phone as this is a SCAM. If you feel your personal information has been compromised, contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121 and monitor your credit report and banking information.

For Release: 01/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of possible animal neglect in the 400 block of Montgomery Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Elm St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and both parties agreed to separate. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 95 calls for service on Thursday, January 7, 2016.

For Release: 01/07/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 2:05 p.m., officers took a report of harassment in the 1000 block of Graves St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at approximately 8:35 a.m., officers towed an illegally parked motor vehicle in the 300 block of Mansur St.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 900 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by John Z. Parks backed into a parked vehicle owned by Cori L. Siemer. Minor damage was reported to Siemer's vehicle.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at approximately 5:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Third St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and the parties separated. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 117 calls for service on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

For Release: 01/06/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a single vehicle non-injury traffic crash at U.S. Hwy. 65 and U.S. Hwy. 36 overpass. A vehicle driven by Kendralyn N. Sinclair made a sharp turn and collided with street sign. Sinclair's vehicle was towed from the scene by private vehicle.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

On January 6, 2016, at approximately 0700 hours, officers responded to the area of the 500 block of Third Street in Chillicothe in reference to a male attempting to make contact with a juvenile who was waiting at a bus stop. The juvenile reported that a white male driving a dark blue or black smaller pickup truck pulled up to the juvenile and spoke to the him This scared the juvenile so the he ran a block to his home. Officers searched the area but could not locate the vehicle. Officers are stepping up patrol enforcement within the school areas before and after school. The Chillicothe Police Department and Chillicothe Schools will work together in making this time frame a safer time for our children making their way to school. This investigation continues. A few safety tips while walking and waiting for the school bus: If possible, walk your young child to the bus stop and when possible, have older children walk in groups. There is safety in numbers. Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into a car with a stranger. Always go straight home and tell your parents if a stranger tries to talk to you or pick you up. Try to have your children stay in your sight or visible to other neighboring residents.

For Release: 01/05/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/04/2016 at 6:34 a.m., officers received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 01/04/2016 at 12:35 p.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a debit card in the 1600 block of Burnam Road. This investigation is on-going.

On 01/04/2016 at 5:18 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Third Street and Hickory Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Patsy Jones attempted to make a left turn and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Adam Mast striking the Mast vehicle. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Jones was cited for failing to yield at a posted stop intersection resulting in an accident.

On 01/04/2016 at 12:01 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 2600 block of North Fair Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Miranda Mammen was making a right turn from a private drive when she pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Don Ratliff causing a collision. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 67 calls for service on January 4, 2016.

For Release: 01/04/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/02/2016 at 4:16 a.m., officers arrested Shawn Heaton in the 300 block of West Business 36 on an active State of Missouri Parole Warrant and an active City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failing to appear on the original charge of stealing. Heaton was processed at the PD and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/01/2016 at 10:47 p.m., officers conducted a smoking compliance check at a business in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers reported observing three (3) patrons smoking within the business. Officers cited the 3 patrons and the bartender for violating the ordinance prohibiting smoking in public areas.

On 01/01/2016 at 2:05 a.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 2600 block of north Washington Street.

On 01/01/2016 at 7:04 a.m., officers were called to the 200 block of Third Street regarding an abandoned vehicle that had caused damage to private property. The vehicle was removed from the property and this investigation is on-going.

On 01/02/2016 at 5:41 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Mohawk Road for a report of an unresponsive person. Officers reported the resident was deceased and was assisted by the Livingston County Coroner. No foul play is suspected.

On 01/02/2016 at 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle accident in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported a driver of a vehicle was attempting to park when the driver accelerated too quickly striking a building. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicle and building.

On 01/02/2016 at 8:46 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 01/01/2016 at 1:39 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of McVey Street. Officers arrested Jason Dewey for Domestic Assault and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Dewey was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/02/2016 at 12:17 a.m., officers arrested Amy Nieman, following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Third Street, for possession of a controlled substance. Nieman was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/01/2016 at 1:33 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Alexander Street. Officers advised the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 65 calls for service on January 1, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 53 calls for service on January 2, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 49 calls for service on January 3, 2016.

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

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers took a report of stolen license plates in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers took a report of stolen property. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers towed a derelict vehicle in the 100 block of Webster St.

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 5:38 p.m., officers served a court order for treatment in the 100 block of Trenton Rd. The subject was taken to a treatment facility.

Officers responded to 65 calls for service on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

For Release: 12/31/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at approximately 1:32 a.m., officers arrested Brandon Lee Stretch for possession of a controlled substance and stealing a controlled substance in the 10 block of Elm St. Stretch was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday December 30, 2015, at approximately 7:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at approximately 8:03 p.m., officers arrested Garry Lee Shirley for a violation of a full order of protection in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. Shirley was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a criminal offense on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

For Release: 12/30/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, December 18, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Lee A. Mohr collided with a vehicle owned by Robert J. Wynn while parking. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Monday, December 28, 2015, at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers took a report of license plates being stolen from utility trucks in the 400 block of North Washington Street. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers arrested 25-year-old Ryan Scott Evilsizer in the 500 block of Cooperate Drive on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for distributing a controlled substance near a school. Evilsizer was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $15,000.00 cash only bond. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at approximately 21:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive in reference to a violation of a Full Order of Protection. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

For Release: 12/29/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On December 23, 2015, at approximately 10:24 p.m. officers arrested Stephanie Rose Snyder in the 1500 block of Burnam Road in reference to interference with child custody. Snyder was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 54 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Monday, December 28, 2015.

For Release: 12/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/25/2015 at 157 a.m., officers recovered a pin and white Huffy bike at Dickinson Street and Webster Street.

On 12/25/2015 at 605 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Third Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/24/2015 at 912 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Calhoun Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/24/2015 at 1000 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Locust Street to a report of a damaged mailbox.

On 10/23/2015 at 1024 p.m., officers arrested Stephanie Snyder in the 1500 block of Burnam Road for interference with parental custody. Snyder was processed at the police department and released from custody.

On 10/22/2015 at 1122 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/22/2015 at 152 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Adam Moseley for theft and possession of a controlled substance. Moseley was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 12/22/2015 at 406 p.m., officers arrested Randy Schneider at Third Street and Brunswick Street for driving while revoked. Schneider was processed at the police department and released with a Municipal Citation.

On 12/23/20105 at 727 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/23/2015 at 727 a.m., officers arrested Shawn Graves-Fisher in the 800 block of Calhoun Street on an active Livingston County Warrant for driving while revoked, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Graves-Fisher posted the required bond and was released from custody.

For Release: 12/23/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/18/15 at 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lee A. Mohr was pulling into a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 12/20/15 at 6:45 pm, officers arrested Billy Hatfield in the 400 block of Polk Street for possession of less than 35 gm of marijuana. Hatfield was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released.

For Release: 12/22/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/15/15 at noon, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Springhill Street. Officers report that a vehicle driven by James R. Norris was attempting to make a left turn onto Washington Street from a private drive and pulled into the path of a vehicle that was southbound on Washington Street. Causing extensive damage. Both drivers complained of minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. Norris was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield and his vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 12/19/15 at 10:30 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle being by a vehicle that fled the scene without reporting the accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves. Street. Officers are reviewing security video in attempt to locate the suspect vehicle.

On 12/19/15 at 9:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Samuels Street in reference to a report of a missing female. It was reported that the female left the residence to meet a person she had been in contact with on social media and advised that she would return in an hour. Officers reported that the resident had not heard from the female for eight hours. Officers were advised a short time later that the female had contacted the resident reporting that she was fine and the investigation was closed.

On 12/20/15 at 10:00 am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 100 block of Virginia Avenue. Officers report that the mailbox was struck by an unknown vehicle destroying the mailbox and post. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/20/15 at 7:20pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Mack Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. Officers did arrest Benjamin Smith on a Carroll County Warrant for passing bad checks. Smith was unable to post bond and was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/21/15 at noon, officers arrested Desmond D. Huff for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. Huff was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Huff is currently being held on these charges with a $50,000.00 cash bond and also a Parole Violation warrant with no bond offered.

On 12/21/15 at 10:30pm, officers recovered a black 20" Huffy bicycle in the 300 block of Park Lane. The bicycle was placed in storage and can be claimed at the Police Department.

For Release: 12/16/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/14/15 at 11:08 am, officers were dispatched to a three-vehicle non-injury accident on US 36 Hwy east of Mitchell Avenue. Officers were advised that a westbound truck driven by Carl Shields lost part of a drive shaft and vehicles driven by Thomas Moore and Calvary Sprong that were westbound behind the truck were struck by the drive shaft causing moderate damage. All three vehicles were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 12/14/15 at 12:45 pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of First and Hickory Street. Officers issued Municipal Citations to Nicholas Baugher for Failure to signal, no seat belt and no insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene as it was not insured.

On 12/15/15 at 8:30 am, officers contacted William R. Long at the intersection of Third and Walnut Street. Officers discovered that Long was under the supervision of Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole and that he was possessing a concealed weapon. Officers arrested Long and transported him to the Police Department. Long was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/16/15 at 12:30 am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Walnut Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 12/16, 2015, at 10:10 am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 700 block of Webster St. A vehicle driven by Scarlett Rebecca Tripp backed into a parked unoccupied vehicle owned by Sherry Lynn Parks. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On 12/16/15 shortly after 7:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the Livingston County Library in reference to a report of a stolen bicycle. Officers were advised that a juvenile male parked his bicycle outside the Library at 6:00 pm and when he got ready to leave at 7:00 pm, the bicycle was gone. Officers also were advised that the young man had recently received the bicycle as an early Christmas gift from Joy Toys. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the bicycle or the person responsible for stealing it. Officers have contacted Joy Toy a representative and are in process of replacing the stolen Christmas bicycle.

For Release: 12/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/11/2015 at 330 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Whitney Ballard struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 12/14/2015 at 652 p.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on U.S. 36 Highway east of U.S. 65 Highway. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Kandi Glick, Burlington, IA, struck a deer which disabled the vehicle. Officers were assisted by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 12/14/2015 at 449 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Grandview Avenue. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

For Release: 12/14/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/11/2015 at 630 p.m., officers arrested Samantha Graves in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to obey a judge's order on pay or appear on an original charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Graves posted the required bond and was released.

On 12/11/2015 at 1115 p.m., officers arrested Ryan Evilsizer in the 1500 block of Washington Street for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana. Evilsizer was processed and released with a Municipal Citation.

On 12/06/2015 at 815 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of Jackson Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 12/09/2015 at 442 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1200 block of McNally Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 12/12/2015 at 300 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 12/13/2015 at 843 p.m., officers arrested Forrest Ivy for Driving While Intoxicated-felony, Driving While Revoked-felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving the wrong way on a one way street following a traffic stop at Bryan Street and Cherry Street. Ivy was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 12/14/2015 at 224 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Country Club Drive to a one-vehicle non-injury accident where a vehicle struck a utility pole. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Jeremy Donoho for Driving While Intoxicated and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. Donoho was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance. Officers were assisted by Chillicothe Municipal Utilities and Chillicothe Truck Repair & Towing.

For Release: 12/10/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/06/15 at 1:20 am, officers observed a vehicle in the parking lot of Danner Park, which is past the curfew on the park. Officers arrested Troy D. Todebush for careless driving, driving while intoxicated and supplying intoxicants to a minor. Todebush was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 12/09/15 at 7:45 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Park Lane and Morningside Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Aaron Baker was northbound on Morningside drive attempting to turn west on Park Lane and struck a vehicle driven by Samantha Maples that was eastbound on Park Lane turning to go south on Morningside Drive causing moderate damage. Baker was issued a Municipal Citation for making an improper turn.

On 02/09/15 at 4:40 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen cell phone in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 12/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/06/2015at 2:35 am, officers arrested Darnell Walker near the intersection of Woodward and Gale Street for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia along with resisting arrest by fleeing. Walker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/08/15 at 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Mitchell Ave. in reference to a report of a hit and run accident. Officers reported that a vehicle that was parked on a private lot was struck by a vehicle that failed to report the accident. There was moderate damage to the parked vehicle.

On 12/08/15 at 3:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of identity theft and stealing in the 1500 block of Webster Street. Officers report that someone changed the victim's bank password and removed money from the account. The incident remains under investigation.

VANDALISM
12/08/15

In reference to the vandalism/property damage press release on November 29, 2015. This investigation has been closed. On November 29, 2015, officers began an investigation of vandalism/property damage within the city limits of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. Officers took several reports in regard to houses, sheds, and vehicles having been spray painted with the words "Dragons" or a spray painted depiction of a monkey. The spray paint colors were blue, black, or silver in all areas. Over the past week, the Chillicothe Police Department teamed with the citizens of Chillicothe, the Livingston County Juvenile Officer Wes Seifert, and Chillicothe School Resource Officer Mike Lewis to solve this incident. This incident has caused thousands of dollars worth of damage throughout Chillicothe. Through the hard work of all involved agencies, we are glad to advise the citizens of Chillicothe that this case is now closed and three juveniles have been interviewed and turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office for further court proceedings. The Chillicothe Police Department is asking any citizen that received property damage because of this heinous crime to please contact us with the estimates for which it cost to repair or replace any damaged property. We want to again thank the citizens of this great town for your assistance in helping solve this crime. Without you, our job would be a lot harder.

For Release: 12/08/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/07/2015 at 242 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Calhoun Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Katheryn Pilcher was stopped at a red light when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Jennifer Prewitt. Prewitt was cited for following too close and failing to provide proof of insurance.

For Release: 12/07/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/03/2015 at 930 p.m., officers arrested William Frock for driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Business 36 Hwy. Frock was processed at the PD and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 11/28/2015 at 530 p.m., officers were dispatched to Washington Street and Third Street regarding a runaway juvenile. Officers later located the juvenile and returned the juvenile to the guardian. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 12/04/2015 at 1237 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Cherry Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/05/2015 at 252 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Clay Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 12/04/2015 at 910 a.m., officers began an investigation of Forgery at a business in the 500 block of North Washington Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 12/04/2015 at 754 p.m., officers received a report of a lost or stolen wallet in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 12/05/2015 at 508 p.m., officers took a juvenile into custody near Garr Field Avenue and Third Street for possession of intoxicants by a minor. The report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 12/05/2015 at 855 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 700 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Denver Whitson struck a vehicle driven by Donnie Pipes as the Pipes vehicle was attempting to make a right turn into a private parking lot.

On 11/28/2015 at 800 a.m., officers began an investigation of numerous reports of vandalism to houses, vehicles, outbuildings, commercial buildings, and personal property in several areas within the city limits of Chillicothe where spray paint was used to damage property. Throughout the course of this investigation, the CPD has identified juvenile suspects and gathered evidence. This investigation is still on-going.

For Release: 12/05/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/02/2015 at 614 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of East Jackson Street. Officers arrested Joseph Story and Tammy Stark for Domestic Assault. Story and Stark were processed at the PD and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 12/04/2015 at 309 p.m., officers arrested Tyrone Periman in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to appear on an original charges of failing to wear a seatbelt. Periman posted the required bond and was release from custody.

On 12/04/2015 at 621 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Washington Street and Park Lane. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Betty Mullins failed to stop at a red light and struck a vehicle driven by Debra Anderson. Anderson, Mullins, and a passenger in the Mullins vehicle were transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Mullins was cited for failing to stop at a red light causing an accident. Anderson was airlifted from HMC due to the extent of her injuries.

For Release: 12/04/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/03/15 at approximately 6:43am, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Fair Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Andria Forck was southbound on Fair Street traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a storm drain causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle came to rest on its top in the middle of the roadway. Ms. Forck was taken by a private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The vehicle was a total loss and was removed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Ms. Forck was wearing her safety belt at the time of the accident.

On 12/03/15 at approximately 12:40pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Heather R. McPherson for stealing. McPherson was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 12/03/15 at approximately 7:15pm, officers located the suspect from a domestic assault that occurred on 12/02/15 in the 200 block of Park Lane. Officers arrested Henry Chester in the 300 block of W. Business 36 Hwy. Chester was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 12/03/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/01/15 at approximately 3:00pm, officers concluded an investigation and arrested James R. Yeomans for 1st Degree Statutory Rape Victim under the age of 14 and possession of a controlled substance. Yeomans was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Yeomans is currently being held on a $25,000.00 cash bond.

On 12/02/2015 at approximately 7:15 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of two stolen Missouri license plates from a parked vehicle in the 20th block of Locust Street Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. The investigation is ongoing.

On 12/02/15 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the junction of US 65 and US 36 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Woods was stopped on the westbound off ramp from US 36 to US 65. Woods pulled out attempting to go north on US 65 when he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Christina Clements causing extensive. Both drivers complained of minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene. Both vehicles were removed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Woods was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

On 12/02/15 at approximately 06:15 am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of East Jackson Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Joseph Story and Tammy Stark for domestic assault Story and Stark were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/02/15 at approximately 8:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault that occurred in the 200 block of Park Lane. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at Hedrick Medical Center. The suspect fled the area prior to officer's arrival and charges are pending.

For Release: 12/02/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/30/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1700 block of Fairchild St. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Nathanael Montz was southbound on Fairchild when his vehicle left the roadway on the right side of the road and struck a storm drain causing extensive damage to the vehicle undercarriage. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 11/30/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Williams Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made. 

On 12/01/15, officers arrested Randy Campbell on a Livingston County Parole violation warrant. Campbell was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 12/01/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/29/2015, officers responded to a business in the 1000 Graves Street in regard to a report of theft. Officers arrested Jodi McKeever for theft and a subsequent search of McKeever's property led to the recovery of approximately 4 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Also, as a result of this investigation, Daniel Fry was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. McKeever and Fry were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. McKeever and Fry are both charged with possession of a controlled substance and are being held on $10,000.00 cash bond each.

On 11/29/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Amanda Gamble was northbound on Washington Street in the inside lane. Officers reported that Gamble attempted to change lanes into the outside lane and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Adam Warren causing moderate damage. Gamble was issued a Municipal Citation for improper lane usage.

On 11/29/15, officers were dispatched to assist Animal Control with a dog running at large in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. The dog was located and taken by Animal Control to the Animal Shelter. Officers are attempting to locate the owner of the dog and charges are pending.

On 11/29/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a parked vehicle in the 1500 block of Polk Street. Officers reported that someone had stolen the stereo from the dash of the vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 11/30/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/22/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington Street and Park Lane. Officers arrested Grant Hatcher for driving while suspended, possession of less than 35 gm Marijuana and paraphernalia. Hatcher was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 11/25/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was parked in Simpson Park being struck by another vehicle that left the scene without reporting the incident. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicle and the incident remains under investigation.

On 11/25/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1500 block of Jackson Street. No damage was observed and the incident was unfounded.

On 11/26/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Maple Street. Officers arrested Michael R. Moffet for two counts of 3rd degree domestic assault. Moffett was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/27/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop near the intersection of Jackson and Cherry Street. Officers arrested Edward Barron for driving while intoxicated and failure to wear a seatbelt. Barron was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal citations.

On 11/27/15, officers took a male into custody on a warrant for a 96-hour evaluation. The male was transported to another facility for treatment.

On 11/28/15, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Park Lane in reference to a report of a theft. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/29/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on East Herriman Street. Officers arrested Kevin Case for driving while revoked, fail to register annually and no insurance. Case was also found to be in possession of a methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Case was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/29/15, officers arrested James Biswell in the 1700 block of Rosewood on a Livingston County Probation/Parole warrant. Biswell was also found to be in the possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Biswell was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 11/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, November 26, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Broadway St. The parties agreed to separate for the night. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 41 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

For Release: 11/26/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of N. Washington St.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 500 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Department in serving an arrest warrant in the 1400 block of Polk St. Officers and Deputy Sheriffs arrested Joshua Christopher Cuadill on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation. Deputies took custody of Caudill.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, officers took a report of lost or stolen property in the 600 block of Elm St.

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, officers arrested Shelby Lanae Barrick on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 1000 block of Third St. Barrick was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so Barrick was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 64 calls for service Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

For Release: 11/25/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, officers arrested Thomas William Gamble, III, on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for stealing and Trenell Demetrious Beard for possession of a controlled substance in the 700 block of Broadway St. Gamble, III, and Beard were processed at the Police Department. Gamble, III, was unable to post bond. He and Beard were transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. Beard was transferred pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson St. The incident was verbal in nature and the parties agreed to separate.

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle crash in the 1600 block of Third St. A vehicle driven by Shelby Lanae Barrick lost consciousness, traveled off the road on the north side, traveling north, collided with the posts of a carport and a parked motor vehicle. Barrick was arrested for intentionally inhaled the fumes of any solvents and operated a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, November 23, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 200 block of S. Washington St.

On Monday, November 23, 2015, officers arrested Timothy Allen Stark on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for violation of bond conditions in the 700 block of Webster St. Stark was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post pond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers recovered a black Mongoose brand bicycle in the 1700 block of Clay St. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers took a report of an assault in the 1000 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Webster St. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, officers arrested Shelby Lynn Shira on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for distributing a controlled substance near a school in the 600 block of Walnut St. Shira was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

For Release: 11/23/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/17/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance that had occurred on 11/16/15 in the 100 block of Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/20/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle being stolen from a parking stall near the intersection of Elm and Webster Street. It was later determined that the vehicle was taken by a friend of the owner as a prank and the vehicle was returned to the owner.

On 11/20/15, officers observed a stalled vehicle partially blocking the street near the intersection of Tenth and Maple Street. Officers were unable to locate the owner and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 11/20/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a fraudulent check that had been processed by a local bank. The suspect that had deposited the check on 11/10/15 was identified as Christina E. Gamble. Gamble was located and arrested for forgery. Gamble was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where she is being held with a $10,000 bond.

On 11/20/15, officers arrested Katheryne Tantay in the 900 block of Broadway on a Livingston County Warrant charging her with two counts of 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child. Tantay was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as she was unable to post bond.

On 11/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrested Michael Gott for 2nd degree assault. Gott was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held with a $10,000. cash bond. The victim was treated at for moderate injuries at HMC.

On 11/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of Crescent Drive. Officers reported that someone struck one of the side windows with an unknown object causing the glass to break. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Webster Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/22/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1400 block of Atkins Drive. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Brooke Crow was pulling out from the curb and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 11/20/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, officers arrested Jason Christopher Blakely on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for exceeded the posted speed limit and fail to provide proof of financial responsibility following a traffic stop at N. Washington St. and Third St. Blakely was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service Thursday, November 19, 2015.

For Release: 11/19/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, November 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at Wilson St. and Third St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, November 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Walnut St. Officers arrested Ashely Nickole Bosley for disorderly conduct. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 63 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a criminal offense on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

For Release: 11/18/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, November 16, 2015, officers arrested Warren Lee Courtain, II, for shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Courtain was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to an unknown injury traffic crash at the intersection of Washington Street and Curtis Street. A vehicle driven by Wyatt A. Cooper crossed Washington Street and struck a vehicle driven by Sonja M. Moran-Caldwell. Moran-Caldwell was transported by EMS with minor injuries to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. Cooper refused medical treatment at the scene and was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way and failing to wear a seatbelt. Minor damage was reported to Cooper's vehicle and moderate damage was reported to Moran-Caldwell's vehicle. Moran-Caldwell's vehicle was towed due to disabling damage. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

For Release: 11/17/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

The Chillicothe Police Department would like to inform and warn its citizens of a telephone scam. The caller claims to be with Microsoft and tells the victim there is something wrong with their computer, such as the Windows operating system. The caller asks the victim to turn on their computer. It is believed the caller will then attempt to gain access to the victim's computer through the victim by hacking it. Be aware of this type of scam and don't give out any personal information. If you're concerned about your computer, contact a known and reputable computer/software repair service.

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 600 block of Walnut St. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, November 16, 2015, officers arrested Elizabeth Elaine Gray for a shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Gray was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 74 calls for service on Monday, November 16, 2015.

Scam Alert
Contact: Jon Maples

On November 16, 2015, the Chillicothe Police Department learned of a new scam where some person or persons are calling the Citizens of Chillicothe requesting monetary funds claiming that this is for the Chillicothe Police Department.

The Chillicothe Police Department would like to advise the Citizens of Chillicothe that we do not solicit the public for money in any way. If the Chillicothe Police Department was looking for donations, officers would come in person and request a donation, would have a department letterhead, and would also provide this to media outlets; but again, the Chillicothe Police Department is not calling and asking for money. Please do not provide your personal information or monetary account information over the phone. Furthermore, Chief Knouse has not approved of anyone to solicit the public from the Chillicothe Police Department.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

For Release: 11/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/15/2015, officers arrested Joshua Allen at Washington Street and Ryan Lane on an active Hamilton PD warrant for failure to appear. Allen posted the required bond and was released from custody.

On 11/13/2015, officers arrested Kelsey Ward in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for forgery that occurred on 11/07/2015. Ward was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on a Livingston County Warrant containing a $5,000.00 cash only bond. Officers also arrested Kathryne Ashworth for forgery that occurred on 11/13/2015 and John Millar for 2 counts of forgery that occurred on 11/07/2015 and 11/13/2015. Ashworth is being held at DDRJ on a Livingston County Warrant containing a bond of $20,000.00 cash only bond and Millar is being held on a Livingston county Warrant with a $25,000.00 cash only bond.

On 11/14/2025, officers authorized the removal of an abandoned and derelict vehicle in the 800 block of Clay Street.

On 11/14/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Second Street. The incident was reported to be verbal, parties agreed to separate, and no arrests were made.

Officers took a subject into protective custody in the 700 block of Clay Street and transported the subject to for an evaluation per a Livingston County Court Order.

On 11/13/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Williams Street. The incident was reported to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 11/13/2015, officers responded to the intersection of Washington and Business 36 to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers determined a vehicle driven by James Bell was attempting to get in a turning lane and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Lorinda Mchargue.

On 11/13/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 600 block of Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mildred Bonderer had struck a vehicle when attempting to pull into a parking lane on the west side of the roadway. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 11/13/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Washington Street and Third Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Roger Cain Jr. was westbound on Third Street and attempted to make a southbound turn onto Washington Street and pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Heather McLean. Cain, McLean, and a passenger in the McLean vehicle were transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

On 11/15/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Business 36 in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. A southbound vehicle driven by Mary Mullins was attempting to make a left turn and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Donald Miller causing a collision.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 100 calls for service on November 13, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on November 14, 2015.

For Release: 11/13/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/11/2015, officers received a report of property damage in the 400 block of Clay Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 11/11/2015, officers responded to a three-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 2800 block of Hornet Road. Officers reported a vehicle operated by Monica Holland struck two parked vehicles causing minor damage.

On 11/11/2015, officers arrested Shawn Pridemore in the 40 block of Jackson Street for Peace Disturbance. He was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/11/2015, officers were called to the area of Schaffer Park regarding a dog at large that had run at an individual in an aggressive manner. Officers located the owner of the dog, Tina Hudson, and cited her for allowing her dog to run at large.

On 11/12/2015, officers responded to US 65 and business 35 to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Pamela Schreck failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a vehicle driven by Rachel Romeiser. Schreck was cited for failing to yield resulting in an accident.

On 11/09/2015, officers responded to Polk and Miller to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Celeste Halweg was eastbound on Polk Street and attempted to make a left turn when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Rachel Cassity. Cassity was cited for following too closely resulting in an accident.

On 11/12/2015, officers arrested Michael Girres in the 1600 block of Springhill Road for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Girres was incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and a Livingston County warrant was subsequently issued for possession of a controlled substance and carried a $15,000.00 cash only bond.

On 11/10/2015, officers arrested Violet Gouty for Driving While Intoxicated - Drugs and failing to maintain a single lane following a traffic stop at Washington and Calhoun Street. Gouty was processed at the Police Department and released on citations.

On 11/11/2015, officers arrested Michael King in the 1000 block of Washington Street for felony driving while suspended. He was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on November 12, 2015.

SEARCH WARRANT ISSUED (Detective Jon Maples #19)
As a result of a drug investigation conducted by the Chillicothe police department, a Livingston County search warrant was served for narcotics on November 12, 2015 in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. During the investigation, officers seized over 10 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 100 grams of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia which would be an approximate street value of $3,000.00. Also located inside of the residence were items that are possibly stolen. We are coordinating with other agencies to verify this.

As a result of this investigation, 57-year-old Carl Head and 37-year-old Sandy Ireland were arrested for 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and multiple counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Investigations as this are done with the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Chillicothe Police Department team along with the assistance of the Citizens of Chillicothe. We would also like to thank the Livingston County Sheriff's Department for their assistance in serving the search warrant.

For Release: 11/11/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop on N. Washington St. at Calhoun St. Officers arrested Violet Sue Gouty for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and failure to maintain a single lane. She was processed at the Police Department and later released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, officers arrested Kelvin Lynn Kimler on six active arrest warrants out of Macon, MO, for failure to appear. Kimler was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post bond and was transferred to Macon by the Macon Police Department.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service and issued 2 citations for traffic offenses on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

For Release: 11/10/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, November 6, 2015, officers recovered a wallet from a business in the 600 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. The wallet was later claimed by the owner.

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 300 block of Walnut St. A vehicle driven by Rigdon J. Newsom backed into a parked motor vehicle owned by William L. Franks. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, officers arrested William Ray Johnson on an active arrest warrant out of Saline County for a probation violation in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Johnson was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, officers arrested Michael Anthony Girres on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for failure to drive within a single lane and failure to wear properly adjusted/fastened safety belt in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Girres was also arrested for possession of marijuana. He was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle crash in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Cody J. Eastman made an improper lane change and collided with a vehicle driven by Michael W. Maberry. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, officers recovered a bicycle near the intersection of Polk St. and Trenton St. The bicycle is described as a red Next brand bicycle with 26" wheels and 18 speeds. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Monday, November 9, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop at McNally St. and Bryan St. Officers arrested Colten Paul Ashford for driving without a valid driver's license and defective equipment. Ashford was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Williams St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 64 calls for service on Monday, November 9, 2015.

For Release: 11/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/02/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Grandview. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/03/15, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on a hotline report of illegal drug use in the 200 block of Central Street. Officers arrested Megan White for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. White was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The children were released to a relative.

On 11/04/15, officers were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Room to assist with a combative patient. No arrests were made and the patient was transported to another facility for evaluation.

On 11/04/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/06/15 in the early morning hours, officers were dispatched to a report of two subjects running from a business in the 800 block of South Washington Street. Officers were unable to locate the subjects that fled the area on foot. Officers discovered the front door to the business had been broken. Officers searched the building and no one else was located. The owner of the business responded and advised that nothing appeared to be missing, but the front door and frame along with office equipment were extensively damaged. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/06/15, officers recovered a wallet that was found in the roadway near the intersection of Third and Cherry Street. Officers returned the wallet to the owner, and it was reported that cash and a credit card were missing. The incident remains under investigation.

On 11/06/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to a male who had cashed a counterfeit check on October 29, 2015. The business was contacted by the bank and advised that the check was fraudulent on November 6, 2015. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 11/06/15, officers completed an investigation on a report of a violation of a full order of protection. Officers have forwarded the information to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

On 11/07/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1400 block of Alexander. Officers reported that two tires on a parked vehicle were cut with an unknown object.

On 11/07/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Reynard Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 11/03/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/02/15, officers arrested Trinity J. Helm in the 300 block of Cherry Street on a Buchannan County Warrant for non-support. Helm was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

On 11/02/15, officers arrested Lisa M. Smith in the 10 block of S. Washington St. for possession of forging instrument. Smith was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/02/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 800 block of W. Old US 36 Hwy. Officers report that a vehicle being driven by Mary Hughson was backing from a parking stall and collided with a vehicle driven by Helen Evans that was pulling into a parking stall. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.

For Release: 11/02/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 10/26/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was parked on a private parking lot in the 2700 block of N. Washington Street by a vehicle that left the scene causing extensive damage. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/28/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 300 block of N. Washington Street in reference to a report of an attempted burglary. Officers advised that a roof vent had been damaged, but the suspect was unable to gain entry into the business. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/28/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/28/2015 the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 500 block of St. Louis Street in regards to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Zachary J. Merrill for domestic assault 3rd degree and property damage. Merrell was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations.

On 10/29/15, officers arrested Steven R. Sayers in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Chariton County Warrant for non-support. Sayers was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and was transported to Chariton County by a Chariton County Deputy.

On 10/29/15, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Elm Street to assist the Livingston County Children's Division on a hotline report. The report was unsubstantiated and the investigation was closed.

On 10/29/2015, officers responded to the 800 block of Dale Drive, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, 64601, in reference to an unresponsive person. Upon arrival it was determined that the female was deceased due to apparent natural causes. Livingston County Coroner Lindley was notified.

On 10/29/2015, officers arrested W/F Shelbi Lynn Shira in the 1600 block of Springhill Street on two active Livingston County warrants for distribution of a controlled substance near a school. Shira was unable to post the $50,000 cash only bond and was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 10/29/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 400 block of Old Business 36 West in reference to an incident of fraud. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/29/2015, officers responded to Vine Street near Herriman Street to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident. A vehicle driven Lesley McAdams struck the mirror of a parked vehicle causing minor damage. No citations were issued.

On 10/29/15, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing by deceit that occurred in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/30/15 officers arrested Jeffrey McCoy in the 500 block of Locust Street on a Livingston County Warrant for failure to appear on three counts of Driving while revoked/suspended. McCoy was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

On 10/30/15, officers arrested George Andrew Depler Jr. on a Daviess County Parole Violation Warrant. There was no bond offered and Depler Jr. was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 10/30/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 600 block of West Business 36. Officers determined that a vehicle driven by Christine M. Willis backed into a parked vehicle causing minor damage. Willis was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended/revoked and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Willis was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 10/30/15, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing and harassment in the 1100 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 10/31/15, officers were dispatched along with EMS to the 1100 block of Jackson Street in reference to an unresponsive female. EMS advised that the female was deceased from what appeared to be natural causes. The Livingston County Coroner's Office was contacted.

On 11/01/15, officers were dispatched with EMS to a report of an unresponsive female in the 300 block of Webster Street. EMS determined the female was deceased from what appeared to be natural causes. The Livingston County Coroner's was notified.

On 11/01/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Jackson Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/01/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Bryan and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Virginia Roberts was westbound on Bryan Street attempting to cross Washington Street when she pulled into the path of a southbound motorcycle driven by John P. Thomas Jr. Officers reported that Thomas complained of minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene. Officers reported moderate damage to the Roberts vehicle and extensive damage to Thomas' motorcycle. The motorcycle was removed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Roberts was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

ARCHIVED NEWS

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


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

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


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

Lengthy Narcotics Investigation Results in Multiple Livingston County
Arrest Warrants, Seizure of Narcotics, and a Firearm
September 4, 2015

On September 4, 2015 the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the issuance of 26 Livingston County Arrest Warrants and arrests of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were as a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by your Chillicothe Police Officers. The Chillicothe Police Department's number one goal is to make Chillicothe a safe and drug free place to live.

The following subjects were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued that stemmed from ongoing investigations:

  • Dillion Rabe Dilks 2 counts for the Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Anissa Lyn Rhoton 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Sherry Lynn Hicks 3 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $150,000 cash bond.
  • Donald Joe Holloway 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Chase J Fantazia 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $100,000 cash bond.
  • Brandy Lynn Purscell 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Scott Joesph Purscell 2 counts for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Elizabeth Louise Graf 2 count for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Christa D Phelps 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000.
  • David Ray Gamble 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000
  • Leon Walter Jr. 1 count for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000
  • Cheri D Admire 1 count for consp possess a controlled substance. $5,000
  • Ryan S Evilsizer 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $90,000
  • Mark W Stephenson 1 count for distribution of a controlled substance. $25,000
  • Mikayla M Shoemaker DeHart - Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 by Trenton Police Department

During the warrant arrests listed above, the following subjects were arrested after criminal activity was discovered by the arresting officers. At the time of this press release these subjects were being held pending the filing of criminal charges:

  • Richard Stumph 1 count for possession of a controlled substance.
  • Dylan Mentzer 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Sharon Collins 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Joshua M. Myers 1 count for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The following subjects are being sought and have active arrest warrants for the following charges:

  • Heidi Linn DeVore Livingston County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Roger D. Owings 2 Livingston County warrants for distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Waverly Shea Perkinson Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance. $15,000 cash bond.
  • Tehya Renae Kelley Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Zackery R Bonnett Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance near a school. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Chase A Fisher Livingston County warrant for the distribution of a controlled substance. $50,000 cash bond.
  • Dylan L Hulett Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a park. $75,000 cash bond.
  • Zachary A Laffey Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school $100,000 cash bond.
  • Tye Wells Consp. to possess a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana. $5,000

This was a lengthy narcotics investigation which stemmed as a result of hard work and dedication. As always your Police Department is going to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of Chillicothe. We want to thank the citizens of Chillicothe for the tips, the area merchants, Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren, Livingston County Associate Judge James Valbracht, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Carrollton Police Department, and the hard work of the Chillicothe Police Officers.

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

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

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


C-T Photos / Brittany Tutt

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

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

Press Release: Phone Scam July 2, 2015
The Chillicothe Police Department has received multiple calls recently in reference to a telephone scam where the individual is claiming to be with IRS and/or the Department of Legal Affairs of the U.S. Treasury. These phone scams are aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. The individuals are threatening police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. If someone calls unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS with aggressive threats if you don't pay immediately, it's a scam artist calling. Phone scams top the list this year because it has been a persistent and pervasive problem for many taxpayers for many months. Scammers are able to alter caller ID numbers to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS badge numbers. They often leave "urgent" callback requests. They prey on the most vulnerable people, such as the elderly, newly arrived immigrants, and those whose first language is not English. Scammers have been known to impersonate agents from IRS Criminal Investigation as well. These criminals try to scare and shock you into providing personal financial information on the spot while you are off guard. Don't be taken in and don't engage these people over the phone. They do not want other people knowing what you are talking to them about.

Protect Yourself - These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you. Do not provide any personal information out over the telephone. The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam.

The IRS will never:
Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Remember, too, the IRS does not use email, text messages, or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue involving bills or refunds. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type "scam" in the search box. If you have any further questions, you may contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121 or your local law enforcement agency.

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

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


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate of Valor
February 23, 2015

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

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

By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY

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

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

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

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


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

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


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


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
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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