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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.

For Release: 01/20/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, January 19, 2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle drive by Dorothy A. James backed into a vehicle driven by Clydene Ware. Minor damage was reported.

On Monday, January 19, 2015, officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Polk St. The incident involved a juvenile, so it will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers responded to 50 calls for service on Monday, January 19, 2015.

For Release: 01/19/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/16/2015, officers responded to the 500 block of W. Business 36 for a report of theft from a motor vehicle. Investigation continues.

On 01/16/2015, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1600 bock of Fair Street.

On 01/16/2015, officers began an investigation of theft that occurred on 01/08/2015 in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On 01/17/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.

On 01/18/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Clay Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 01/18/2015, officers served a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant on Rita Minnis for failing to appear on a speeding charge. Minnis posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 82 calls for service on January 16, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on January 17, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 51 calls for service on January 18, 2015.

For Release: 01/16/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, officers took a report of property damage in the 700 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, officers arrested Stephen Jon Croley on active arrest warrants out of Daviess County and Johnson County for Failure to Appear in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive. Croley was transported to the Police Department for processing. Croley was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on First St. at N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Daniel W. Austin backed into a vehicle driven by Misty D. Sampsel. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service and issued two citations for traffic offenses on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

For Release: 01/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Dickinson Avenue at Third Street. A vehicle driven by Donald L. Liebhart backed into a vehicle driven by Abbie J. Tally. Minor damage was reported to Liebhart's vehicle and moderate damage to Tally's vehicle.

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, officers arrested Shannon Lee Littrell on an active arrest warrant out of Audrain County for Failure to Appear in the 10 block of S. Washington Street. Littrell was transported to the Police Department for processing. Littrell was unable to post the $5,000.00 cash only bond. He was transferred to Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition to Audrain County.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service and issued one citation for a traffic offense on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

For Release: 01/14/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, officers arrested Timothy Allen Stark on an active arrest warrant out of Grundy County for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Passing a Bad Check. Stark was transported to the Police Department for processing. Stark was unable to post bond and was extradited to Grundy County by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to 58 calls for service on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

For Release: 01/13/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a group home in the 1300 block of Monroe Street. Officers discovered an assault had occurred, so the administrator was contacted and the parties were separated and monitored by the staff. No arrests were made at that time.

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, officers responded to a shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. A juvenile was taken into custody and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, officers responded to a burglary in the 10 block of Jennifer Lane. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, January 12, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property which occurred on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Monday, January 12, 2015.

For Release: 01/12/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/08/2015, officers arrested David Gamble in the 400 block of Clay Street on a Livingston County warrant for probation violation. Gamble was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail as he was unable to post a $10,000.00 cash bond.

On 01/06/2015, officers arrested Cole Konomos in the 600 block of Commercial Street for Theft and Trespassing. He was released on Municipal Citations.

On 01/08/2015, officers received a report of fraud in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/08/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 400 block of Locust Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/07/2015, officers received a report of Burglary and Theft in the 1000 block of Fair Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Shandon Gann for 2nd Degree Burglary and Felony Theft. Gann is currently being held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a Livingston County warrant relating to these charges. His bond was set at $25,000.00 cash only.

On 01/09/2015, officers arrested a male and female subject at Danner Park for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on citations.

On 01/10/2015, officers arrested Douglas Newsom in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for Driving While Intoxicated-persistent offender and driving while revoked. Newsom was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 01/10/2015, officers arrested Janice Christine Cooper in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street on a City of Chillicothe failure to appear warrant for original charges of improper backing and failure to provide insurance. Cooper posted bond and was release with a future court date.

On 01/09/2015, officers received a report of theft of medication in the 400 block of North Washington Street. Investigation continues.

On 01/07/2015, officers began an investigation regarding the theft of a firearm which occurred in the 2800 block of Hornet Drive in early to mid-2014. The suspect has been identified and this investigation continues.

On 01/06/2015, officers received a report of an assault in the 200 block of East Polk. The incident was unfounded.

On 01/09/2015, officers arrested Kimberly Draper in the 700 block of Webster Street on an investigation of distribution of a controlled substance near a school after she was certified as an adult through the Livingston County Circuit Court. A Livingston County Warrant was subsequently issued for the above list charge with a bond of $50,000.00. Draper was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/08/2015, officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident that occurred on private property in the 3100 block of Litton Road.

On 01/08/2015, officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Webster Street near Washington Street. A driver was cited for improper backing.

On 01/11/2015, officers arrested Joseph Houston Roberts for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of synthetic marijuana with the intent to distribute, driving while revoked, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Mitchell Road near Business 36. Also arrested was Stephanie Marie Brumley for possession of methamphetamine and Elizabeth Ann Waters for possession of tobacco by a minor. Waters was released on a citation. Roberts and Brumley was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 66 calls for service on January 9, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 44 calls for service on January 10, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 45 calls for service on January 11, 2015.

For Release: 01/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 15, 2014, officers took a report of an assault which occurred on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in the 600 block of Webster Street and liquor law violations. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, January 1, 2015, officers took a report of a leaving the scene of an accident in the 500 block of Bus. Highway 36. Officers later arrested Virginia Ann Durnil for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. She was processed at the Police Department and later released with a court date.

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property in the 200 block of Slack St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, officers arrested Tye Joseph Evans on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a Probation Violation in the 400 block of N. Washington St. Evans was transported to the Police Department for processing. The warrant carried no bond so Evans was transferred to Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, officers arrested George Michael Blaine Kitchin on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a Probation Violation in the 300 block of J.F.K. Ave. Kitchin was transported to the Police Department for processing. The warrant carried no bond, so Kitchin was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, officers took a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested David Lee Eastin for shoplifting, and he was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later released with a court date.

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1700 block of Burnam Rd. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's Office.

Officers responded to 65 calls for service on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

For Release: 01/06/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/05/2015, officers responded to the 2600 block of Tomahawk Road to a report of a truck tractor unit that had come in contact with overhead power lines causing a service outage. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities restored service. No damage was reported to the truck tractor.

On 01/05/2015, officers arrested Dillion Yardley on a Livingston County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Yardley posted a $5000.00 corporate bond and was released from custody.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 54 calls for service on January 5, 2015.

For Release: 01/05/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 01/04/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Third Street near South Woodrow Avenue. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Haley Littleton backed into a vehicle driven by Sheila Clark. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Littleton was cited for no operator's license.

On 01/03/2015, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Dale Jones struck a fuel pump owned by Hy-Vee Gas causing moderate damage.

On 01/01/2015, officers received a report of an assault in the 10 block of Jennifer Lane. 

On 01/03/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Third Street. The victim did not wish to cooperate with charges and no arrests were made.

On 01/04/2015, officers assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services with a medical call in the 1200 block of Walnut Street. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 01/04/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 400 block of Vine Street.

On 01/04/2015, officers arrested a George Blaine Kitchin in the 400 block of Washington Street for possession of synthetic marijuana. He was released on a citation.

On 12/31/2014, officers arrested Michael Ivy in the 300 block of Wilson Street for possession of Methamphetamine. Officers also arrested Charissa Hemsworth on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to obey a judge's orders on an original charge of felony property damage. Both Ivy and Hemsworth were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/02/2015, officers arrested Richard Romero in the 300 block of Wilson Street on a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Romero was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 01/01/2015, officers received a report of a Burglary and Theft in the 10 block of Elm Street. As a result of the investigation, 3 male juveniles were taken into custody and transferred to a juvenile detention facility by the CPD and the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 01/03/2015, officers arrested Christopher Burton at Washington and Webster Street for speeding and driving while suspended. Burton was released after posting bond.

On 01/03/2015, officers received a report of theft from a business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. During the investigation, officers located the suspect vehicle at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street and subsequently observed the suspect stealing approximately $1000.00 worth of property from that business. Officers arrested Gary Riddle for felony theft, misdemeanor theft, and trespassing. Riddle is currently being held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a Livingston County Warrant for the related charges. Bond was set at $10,000.00 cash only.

On 01/05/2015, officers arrested Charo Andrus in the 300 block of Walnut Street on a Clinton County Warrant for failing to appear on a charge of driving while revoked. She was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Clinton County.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on January 2, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 54 calls for service on January 3, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 46 calls for service on January 4, 2015.

For Release: 01/02/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, officers arrested Mariah Anna Mae Grant on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a Probation Violation in the 10 block of S. Washington Street. Grant was transported to the Police Department for processing. The warrant carried no bond, so she was turned over to the custody of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Diana L. Dudley failed to yield while exiting from a private drive and collided with a vehicle driven by Frank A. Romeiser. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Dudley was issued a citation for Failed to Yield the Right of Way resulting in an Accident.

On Thursday, January 1, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. Officers arrested Amanda Faye Mason for Peace Disturbance by acting in a Disorderly Manner, Resisting Arrest and Willfully Opposing a Law Enforcement Officer in the Performance of their Duties. She was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, January 1, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrested Ronald John Greener, III, for Operating a Motor Vehicle in an Intoxicated Condition and Exceeded the Posted Speed Limit. Greener, III, was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later released with a court date.

Officers responded to 59 calls for service and issued 2 citations for traffic offenses on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

For Release: 12/31/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, officers received information regarding 17-year-old Bobbi Jo Zimmer, who was reported missing on December 22, 2014. She has been located. The Police Department wants to thank the citizens for their assistance and information regarding her whereabouts.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington Street at Calhoun Street. A vehicle driven by Mark A. Gauthier collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Gerald L. Olney. Minor damage was reported.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, officers took a report of fraud in the 100 block of Parkview Circle. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 79 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

For Release: 12/30/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 29, 2014, officers took a report of a leaving the scene of an accident which occurred in the 1200 block of Polk Street on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Officers concluded the investigation and reported a vehicle driven by Kathryn S. Rennells struck a parked vehicle owned by Rick Peyton after her vision became obscured after her windshield became foggy. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On Monday, December 29, 2014, officers investigated an assault involving a juvenile in the 300 block of Mansur St. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Monday, December 29, 2014, officers arrested Jose Mario Rosales, Jr., on an active arrest warrant out of Saline County for failure to appear in the 600 block of Walnut St. Rosales, Jr., posted the $400.00 cash only bond, was given a new court date and was released.

On Monday, December 29, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 57 calls for service on Monday, December 29, 2014.

For Release: 12/29/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor


Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious female in the 500 block of Locust Street. Officers took a female into protective custody and transported her to HMC for treatment. The female appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a female failing to return a leased vehicle from the 700 block of S. Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers observed a disturbance in an alley in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Joseph G. Vinson for minor in possession of intoxicants and disorderly conduct. Vinson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers were dispatched to assist a Livingston County Deputy with an intoxicated driver on Hwy 190 at the Jct. of Rt. Y.

Officers were dispatched the 200 block of Cherry Street in reference to a male that refused the property owner's repeated requests to leave his property. Officers arrested Jace Baker for 1st degree trespassing. Baker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and he is being held on a $500.00 cash bond.

Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 900 block of Elm Street in reference to a report of a fight in progress and one of the suspects was brandishing a machete. Officers reported that the suspect had left the property and was bleeding. Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect identified as Patrick P. Shimek at the intersection of Wise and Woodward Street. Shimek was intoxicated and resisted arrest. Shimek was taken into custody and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to the scene. Shimek's injuries from the machete were determined to be minor and were treated at the scene. Shimek was transported to the Police Department. Officers determined that Shimek had assaulted a male and a female in the apartment and then threatened them with the machete. Shemik was injured when one of the victims was able to gain control of the machete. Shimek was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional jail where he is being held with a $25,000.00 cash bond on a warrant for two counts of 2nd degree felony assault and felony resisting arrest. There were no injuries reported to the two victims or the involved Officers.

Officers arrested Crystal L. Britt in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Britt was unable to post the $500.00 cash bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 12/27/14, officers were dispatched a private parking lot in the 10 block of Elm Street in reference to a report of vehicle being struck by another vehicle that left the scene causing minor damage. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/27/14, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 200 block of Polk Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jacob Slattery was eastbound on Polk Street when he reportedly blacked out. Slattery's vehicle left the roadway and struck a residence causing extensive damage. Slattery refused medical attention at the scene and was issued a Municipal citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery's Tow Service.

On 12/27/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by John P. Ashford Jr. was pulling onto Washington Street from a private drive. The Ashford Jr. vehicle pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Francis Ireland and they collided causing extensive damage. Ashford Jr. was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way and no proof of financial responsibility. The Ireland vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers responded to 295 calls for service and issued seven traffic citations.

For Release: 12/26/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two vehicle injury traffic crash on S. Washington St. near Green St. A vehicle driven by Jeremiah C. Hibner collided with a vehicle driven by Robert M. Harris while Harris was attempting to turn off of S. Washington Street onto a private parking lot. A passenger in Harris' vehicle complained of pain but refused medical treatment on scene. Hibner was issued a citation for following too closely resulting in an accident. No noticeable damage was reported to Harris' vehicle and moderate damage was reported to Hibner's vehicle.

On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, officers took a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Daniel Schliessman, III was arrested and transported to the Police Department for processing. Schliessman, III was later released with a court date.

On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Grandview Ave. Officers discovered the incident was not a domestic disturbance but an assault had occurred. Officers later arrested Marisa Ann Biggerstaff for Assault 3rd Degree. She was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was later released with a court date.

Officers responded to 45 calls for service on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

For Release: 12/25/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers assisted the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office in reference to a possible stolen firearm. All information was forwarded to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office for further investigation.

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers concluded an investigation of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device. Officers arrested Laura Beth Major in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Major was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, December 24, 2014, officers took a report of a domestic assault in the 300 block of Mansur St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and both parties separated for the night. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 65 calls for service on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

For Release: 12/24/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, December 22, 2014, officers took a report of a fraud which occurred in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, December 22, 2014, officers took a report of stealing in the 700 block of Elm St. Two juveniles were taken into custody for stealing and possession of tobacco by a minor. The incident has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On Monday, December 22, 2014, officers took a report of a missing person in the 300 block of Mansur Street. Seventeen-year-old white female Bobbi Jo Zimmer, was last seen on Sunday, December 19, 2014, at approximately 3:00 p.m. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers placed a male into protective custody in the 1000 block of Polk St.

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers took a report of dogs running at large in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Beverly Jo Romeiser was issued a citation for Dogs Running at Large, and Trinity Joe Helm was issued a citation for Failure to get Annual City License for a dog.

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014, officers arrested Trinity Joe Helm in the 300 block of Cherry Street for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Driver's License Revoked. Helm was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later released with a court date.

Officers responded to 58 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

For Release: 12/22/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor



Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance that occurred in the 400 block of Polk Street. Officers arrested Brianna D. Kirk for domestic assault. Kirk was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers arrested Rylie Fisher for driving while suspended in the 700 block of Broadway Street. Fisher was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and issued an Associate Citation. Fisher was released after posting bond.

Officers arrested Brenda S. Burk in the 1400 block of Calhoun Street on a Carroll County Warrant for failure to appear on a bad check charge. Burk was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers arrested Jushua J. Burk in the 400 block of Washington Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of fraudulent use of a credit device, Burk was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Bryan Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a child that had been left unattended in a vehicle while it was parked on a private parking lot in the 2800 block of Hornet Drive. Officers investigated and it was found that the child was left in the vehicle for a short period of time by a juvenile. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers conducted a well being check on a female in the 600 block of Walnut Street. The female was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

Officers arrested Christopher Miller in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for disorderly conduct. Miller was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting the required bond.

On 12/18/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of Elm Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Mary Chaney was backing from a parking space and struck a vehicle driven by Sandra Walker causing minor damage. Chaney was issued a Municipal Citation for improper backing.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a female resident making threats to harm herself. The female was contacted and transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Business Highway 36 East. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Friday, December 19, 2014, offices took a report of property damage which occurred in the 600 block of Missouri Ave. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, December 19, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Bryan St. at Cherry St. A vehicle driven by Anna R. Cummings failed to yield the right of way and collided with a vehicle driven by Diane L. Beetsma.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of McVey St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

For Release: 12/19/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property from the 300 block of S. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on private property in the 1100 block of S. Mitchell Ave. A vehicle driven by Patsy A. Blake was backing and collided with a vehicle driven by Melissa L. Grable who was also backing. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of S. Washington Street and Green Street. A vehicle driven by Neva J. Olson was attempting to turn on Green Street and slid on the snow-covered street causing her vehicle to strike a stop sign. Olson was issued a citation for Careless Driving by Driving too Fast for Conditions Involving an Accident. Moderate damage was reported.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to shoplifting. Tiffany Nichole Delgado was arrested and transported to the Police Department for processing. Delgado was then released with a court date.

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Christopher Atlee Williams for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver's License and Failure to use a Turn Signal. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then released with a court date.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service and issued 6 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

For Release: 12/18/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers recovered a Mongoose Hoop brand bicycle in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The bike is described as having a green frame with tan handle bars and 20" wheels. The bike can be claimed by contacting the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers concluded an investigation of a possible Tampering with a Victim and court order violation. The investigation revealed there was no violation for Tampering with a Victim and no criminal offense for a court order violation.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 700 block of Jackson St. A vehicle driven by Shandalynn M. Moore backed into a vehicle driven by Kenyon M. Spainhour. Minor damage was reported.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington Street at Calhoun Street. A vehicle driven by Lois J. Cox collided with a vehicle driven by Billy J. Searcy. Minor damage was reported.

Officers responded to 67 calls for service on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

For Release: 12/17/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Broadway Street at Tenth Street. As a result, officers arrested Megan Marie Sensenich for Operating a Motor Vehicle in an Intoxicated Condition and Failure to Stop for Stop Sign. Sensenich was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was later released with a court date.

On Monday, December 15, 2014, officers arrested Ashley Blue Daniel in the 600 block of Walnut St. on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Daniel was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Monday, December 15, 2014, officers arrested Rylie Catherine Fisher in the 600 block of Walnut St. for filing a false report. Fisher was processed at the Police Department and released with a court date.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Monroe St. in reference to an individual trying to commit self-harm. The individual was transported to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers arrested Charles Brady Riddle in the 600 block of Walnut St. for an active arrest warrant out of the City of Chillicothe for a traffic offense. Riddle was able to post bond and was released.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson St. Officers arrested Charissa Janelle Hemsworth for Domestic Assault 3rd Degree, Property Damage and Private Peace Disturbance. She was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

For Release: 12/15/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 500 block of Cowgill St. A vehicle driven by Misty M. Cecil was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle driven by Brandy J. Taylor. Minor damage was reported. Cecil was issued a citation for improper backing.

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, officers took a report of forgery in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. During the course of the investigation, officers discovered the report was falsely filed. Charges are pending.

Officers recovered a black RCA Tablet that was found near the intersection of North Fair and Broken Arrow. The tablet can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to the Alternative School on West Business 36 Hwy in reference to a student being in possession of a knife. The knife was confiscated, the juvenile was transported to the Police Department, and the incident turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Walnut Street in reference to a report of property damage. Officers reported that an unknown vehicle purposely drove off the roadway and ran over several Christmas yard decorations. Officers were also dispatched to three residences in the 2100 block of Woodcrest in reference to Christmas decorations being damaged by a vehicle. Officers are asking anyone who has information in reference to this incident to contact the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Third Street. Officers issued Adenia Tolle a Municipal Citation for minor in possession of tobacco products. Tolle received a verbal warning for the traffic violation.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Calhoun and Washington Street. Officers arrested Jamie L. Bomgardner for excessive speed and driving while revoked. Bomgardner was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a report of a possible sexual assault. The incident remains under investigation.

On 12/12/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 600 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported that a tractor-trailer unit driven by Jeremy Woodring was backing and struck a vehicle driven by Edna Littrell that was stopped behind him. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Ann Street. Officers arrested Zachary D. Huffmon for excessive speed and driving while intoxicated. Huffmon was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Broadway and Polk Street. Officers arrested Megan M. Sensenich for failure to stop at a stop sign and driving while intoxicated. Sensenich was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 10 block of Calhoun Street. Officers arrested Brian Donath for driving while intoxicated. Donath was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 400 block of Polk Street. Officers took a juvenile into custody for the incident. The juvenile was released to a parent and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on US 36 Hwy near US 65 Hwy. Officers arrested the driver, Jasson Lee Roark on a warrant from the state of Florida for probation violation on the original charge of grand theft auto. Roark was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition back to Florida.

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

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a shoplifter. Officers arrested Jordan M. Farmer for shoplifting. Farmer was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 1400 block of Bryan Street. Officers arrested Christopher Miller for disorderly conduct. Miller was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 12/12/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 500 block of Cowgill St. A vehicle driven by Misty M. Cecil was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle driven by Brandy J. Taylor. Minor damage was reported. Cecil was issued a citation for improper backing.

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, officers took a report of forgery in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. During the course of the investigation, officers discovered the report was falsely filed. Charges are pending.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service and issued 1 for a traffic offense citation on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

For Release: 12/11/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

A black RCA tablet was found near N. Fair Street and Broken Arrow Rd. The tablet can be claimed at the Police Department.

On Friday, December 7, 2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 300 block of Grandview Ave. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, December 7, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Polk St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. One party decided to leave the residence for the night. No injuries were reported and no one wished to pursue charges so no arrests were made.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, officers took a report of a possible money scam. The report indicates a subject who claims to be overseas, such as Africa, is willing to send a check for a specified amount to an individual in the United States of America. The U.S. citizen is to then cash the check, get a money order for the amount and send it to another location. These types of scams occur over the telephone, internet websites and social media such as Facebook. Citizens are urged to be aware of these types of scams and to not take or send money if it appears to be suspicious. For further information on scams, check the F.B.I. website.

Officers responded to 99 calls for service on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

For Release: 12/10/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, officers took a report of an assault involving juveniles in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd. The incident was forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On Monday, December 8, 2014, officers took a report of a burglary in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, December 8, 2014, officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, December 8, 2014, officers took a report of a leaving the scene of an accident in the 300 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, December 8, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Robert Joe Singer for domestic assault 3rd degree, 3rd or subsequent offense. Singer was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 36 and U.S. Highway 65. A vehicle driven by Katie A. O'Dell was following to close and struck a vehicle driven by Brent R. Hamm as it stopped at a stop sign on the exit ramp at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65. Moderate damage was reported to Hamm's vehicle and minor damage to O'Dell's vehicle. O'Dell was issued a Municipal Citation for Following too Close Involving an Accident.

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to shoplifting. Officers discovered the suspect was a juvenile so the incident was forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Jackson St. in reference to subjects refusing to leave the property. Officers made contact with several juveniles who had been consuming alcohol. One juvenile was unresponsive and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. The other juveniles were transported to the Police Department and later released to a parent. The incident was forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at U.S. Highway 65 and U.S. Highway 36. A southbound vehicle driven by Christopher M. Rader collided with a vehicle driven by Emily M. Stivers after she failed to yield the right of way. Two juveniles from the Rader vehicle were transported to the hospital for treatment. Rader was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility and Stiver was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

For Release: 12/08/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 12/07/14, officers located three juvenile females and one juvenile male in the 1200 block of Washington Street that had been reported as runaways by the Trenton Mo Police Department. The juveniles were taken into custody and were transported back to Trenton by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

On 12/06/2014 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Dorney Drive. Officers report that a vehicle driven by Sidney Cornell was eastbound on Dorney when he went around a parked vehicle and his passenger side rear view mirror struck the driver's side mirror on the parked vehicle. Officers reported minor damage to both vehicles.

Officers were dispatched to a report of damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. Officers reported that someone took a sharp object and damaged all four tires on the parked vehicle.

Officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Elm Street in reference to a report of a commercial burglary. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Polk Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 400 block of Polk Street.

For Release: 12/06/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/01/2014, officers received a report of stolen property in the 1200 block of North Washington Street.

On 12/02/2014, officers assisted the Carroll County Sheriff's Department with an investigation in the 200 block of Church Street.

On 12/01/2014, officers responded to a three-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Garrett Anderson struck a vehicle driven by Kelly Westphal. As a result of the initial accident, a secondary accident occurred as the Westphal vehicle was pushed into a vehicle driven by Baily Fox. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 12/05/2014, officers arrested Shane Glasgow in the 400 block of Vine Street for Driving While Revoked and Expired Registration. Glasgow was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Subsequently, a Livingston County Warrant was issued in regard to the above charges and a bond was set at $10,000.00 cash only.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on December 4, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 56 calls for service on December 5, 2014.

For Release: 12/04/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 12/02/2014, officers arrested Joseph Perry in the 200 block of Slack Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a violation of bond conditions on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Perry was unable to post the $25,000.00 cash bond and was transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 12/02/2014, officers arrested Amanda Burns in the 1000 block of North Washington Street following a traffic stop for Driving While Intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle as the vehicle she had been driving has been reported stolen. She was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 12/02/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Gloria Gray failed to yield and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Marisa Velasquez-McCoy causing a collision. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

On 12/03/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Corinne Pence was exiting a private lot making a left turn onto Graves Street and struck a vehicle driven by Kim McAuliffe as it was crossing Graves Street from pone private lot to another. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 12/03/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 700 block of Clay Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Arthur Isder was exiting a private parking lot and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by John Duncan causing an accident. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On 12/03/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Louis Griffin failed to yield to a vehicle driven by George Taylor causing a collision. Minor damage was reported.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 59 calls for service on December 2, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 95 calls for service on December 3, 2014.

For Release: 12/01/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a lost or stolen cell phone in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Polk Street. Officers were advised that the male suspect had left the residence prior to Officers arrival. Officers located the suspect identified as Marlon E. Lange in the 400 block of N. Washington Street. Lange was arrested for domestic assault and 2 counts of child endangerment. Lange was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

For Release: 11/24/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/27/2014, officers responded to the 700 block of Broadway Street in reference to a report of peace disturbance.

On 11/27/2014, officers received a report of a domestic assault in the 700 block of Broadway. Officers subsequently arrested Brandon Simpson for 2nd degree Domestic Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Simpson was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/28/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Washington Street and Business 36 Highway. The report indicated a vehicle driven by Nicolaus Meyers was turning northbound onto Washington Street from Business 36 Highway and struck a vehicle driven by Paul Cook causing moderate damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

On 11/29/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Washington Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/27/2014, officers arrested Amanda DeJesus for driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain a single lane of traffic following a traffic stop near Martin and Gale Street. DeJesus released with Municipal Citations.

On 11/27/2014, officers arrested Austin Finks in the 1000 block of Fair Street on a Taney County, Missouri warrant for Burglary. Finks was unable to post bond and was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Taney County.

On 11/28/2014, officers responded to the 600 block of Bus 36 to a domestic disturbance. The incident was reported to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/26/2014, officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of Webster Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/28/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1200 block of Washington Street. At the completion of the investigation, it was determined that no theft occurred.

On 11/24/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Washington Street and Clay Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Andrew Cornell struck a vehicle driven by David Barnett while it was stopped at a stop light. Barnett was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Cornell was cited for following another vehicle too close.

On 11/27/2014, officers arrested Jordan Gillilan in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a violation of bond conditions on the original charge of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. Gillilan was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 11/14/2014, officers arrested Bradley Gage near Walnut Street and Webster Street for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, a Caldwell County Warrant for speeding, a Livingston County Warrant for failing to register a motor vehicle, and a US Military Desertion Warrant. Gage was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/29/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident in the 600 block of Jackson Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jennifer Daniel was traveling westbound on Jackson Street and crossed the roadway striking a parked motor vehicle owned by Cale Aronson. Moderate damage was reported to the Daniel vehicle and major damage was reported to the Aronson vehicle. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Jennifer Daniel for operating a motor vehicle while in a drugged condition and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. Daniel was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Daniel is currently being held on a Livingston County Warrant for these charges with a bond of $25,000.00 cash only.

On 11/29/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Lewis McColm was exiting US 36 in an attempt to travel south on US 65 and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Patricia Dunkle. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

On 11/30/2014, officers arrested Dennis Blankenship near Herriford and Brunswick Street for driving while suspended and failing to display plates on a motor vehicle, following a traffic stop. He was released on Municipal Citations.

On 11/29/2014, officers responded to Washington Street near Polk Street to a two vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Donna Fair attempted to turn into a private parking lot in the 1100 block of Washington Street and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by James Harrison causing a collision. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 11/29/2014, officers towed an abandoned and derelict vehicle from the 400 block of Calhoun Street.

On 11/29/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/30/2014, at approximately 0326 hours, officers responded to the Strand Apartments in the 700 Clay Street in reference to an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. While officers were present in the building, a fire alarm sounded and the sprinkler system activated. Officers located on the 3rd floor, a smoldering fire in the hallway that had been extinguished by the sprinkler system. The fire extinguisher, which was located within feet of the smoldering fire, had been removed and was missing. The area near the fire received moderate smoke damage and heavy water damage including the floors below the sprinkler activation. Estimated damage is expected to be greater than $10,000.00. During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified by residents and an off duty Chillicothe Police Officer. The suspect, Matthew David Silkwood, was later located in the 200 block of Liberia Street and arrested for Arson and Resisting Arrest. Silkwood was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. The Chillicothe Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Chillicothe Fire Department and the Missouri State Fire Marshall.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on November 28, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 59 calls for service on November 29, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 60 calls for service on November 30, 2014.

For Release: 11/27/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/25/2014 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Walnut and Bryan Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Julie A. Condron was southbound on Walnut Street and pulled into the intersection of Bryan Street striking a westbound vehicle driven by Susan E Mayers causing moderate damage.

On 11/25/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Glenda Ely was backing from a private drive and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 100 block of E. Bridge Street. Officers issued a Municipal Citation to Robyn Snidow-Francis for allowing the dog to run at large.

Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a report of property damage to a parked motor vehicle. It was reported that while the vehicle was parked and someone broke the tail lamps with an unknown object. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible prescription drug violation in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers investigated and found that there had been no crime committed.

For Release: 11/24/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/21/2014, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with an investigation of child abuse in the 600 block of Jackson Street.

On 11/20/2014, officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 10 block of South Washington Street. The vehicle was located in LaFayette County, MO and returned to the owner.

On 11/21/2014, officers received a report of property damage in the 10 block of East Third Street.

On 11/23/2014, officers responded to the 100 block of East Bridge Street in regards to a dog attacking a rooster. Officers subsequently issued Robyn Snidow-Francis a citation for allowing the dog to run at large.

On 11/21/2014, officers received a report of an assault between two juveniles near Third Street and Dickinson Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/22/2014, officers arrested Jeffery Davenport in the 300 block of Clay Street on a Livingston County Warrant for Driving While Revoked, No Insurance, and Failing to Register Motor Vehicle. Davenport was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated in the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A juvenile was also taken into custody and turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 11/22/2014, officers received a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident in the 1400 block of McVey Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/23/2014, officers arrested Gina St. Clair in the 200 block of Cowgill Street on an active Caldwell County, MO warrant for felony Non-Support. She was unable to post bond and was transferred to Caldwell County with the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 11/23/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on November 21, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 72 calls for service on November 22, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 48 calls for service on November 23, 2014.

For Release: 11/21/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/19/2014, officers responded to the 1000 block of Frederick Street to a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/19/2014, officers extradited Adam Stith from the Booneville Correctional Center on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for possession of marijuana possession of drug paraphernalia. He was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Davies DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/19/2014, officers received a report of an assault on the 1400 block of Calhoun Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/20/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of Mansur Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/20/2014, officers received a report of an assault and trespassing in the 900 block of Webster Street. The victim later chose not to proceed with charges.

On 11/18/2014, officers received a report of property damage near Green Street and Gilbert Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/18/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/19/2014, officers received a report of burglary and theft in the 400 block of Vine Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/14/2014, the Chillicothe Police Department was made aware of a possible "quick change" scam that had taken place at a local business. A "quick change" scam is where a customer will quickly change money with the cashier with the intent to receive more money from the cashier than the customer had given them. As officers were notifying local business, officers located B/M Terry Bragg out of Des Moines, IA and B/M Clide Moore out of Carboncliff, Illinois, at one of the businesses in the process of a quick change scam. They were subsequently arrested for theft and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. They are currently being held on Livingston County Warrants for felony theft and each have a $15,000.00 cash only bond.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 58 calls for service on November 20, 2014.

For Release: 11/18/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/17/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Commercial Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/15/2014, officers arrested Patrick Kern in the 200 block of Vine Street for driving while intoxicated, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, no insurance, and failing to wear seatbelt. Kern was released after posting bond.

On 11/17/2014, officers received a report of counterfeit money in the 300 block of South Washington Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 57 calls for service on November 17, 2014.

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of stealing by deceit that occurred on the internet. A resident purchased an item from an individual with a Minnesota address and sent a money order to the address. The product was never delivered and the suspect dropped contact with the victim shortly after the transaction.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Polk Street. One of the parties involved had made threats of self harm and was transported by Officers to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Cowgill Street in reference to a female threatening to harm herself. Officers transported the female to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

Officers arrested Michael Gatson in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County probation/parole warrant. Gatson was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

Officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on an investigation of child abuse. The incident was determined to be unfounded.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers arrested Brandon Simpson for shoplifting. Simpson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 11/13/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/12/14, Officers were dispatched to a report of a hit and run accident in the 200 block of Clay Street. Officers reported that a vehicle that was legally parked on the street was struck by another vehicle that left the scene without reporting the accident. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicle.

On 11/12/14, Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a parked unlocked vehicle in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. Officers are urging residents to lock their vehicles when they park them. Chillicothe Police Officers have arrested suspects and assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Department on the recent case involving stealing from several parked vehicles in Chillicothe and other jurisdictions where other suspects were arrested. The suspects are only targeting unlocked vehicles so please keep your vehicles locked when they are parked.

For Release: 11/12/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a female that went missing from the 1300 block of Monroe Street. The female was located a few hours later and was transported to HMC for treatment of exposure to the cold elements. She was then returned home.

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Wise Street in reference to a report of a burglary and property damage.

For Release: 11/11/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/06/2014, officers responded to a private parking lot in the 100 block of W. Business 36 to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Viki Doss struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 11/06/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Third Street. Investigation continues.

On 11/07/2014, officers concluded several investigations in regard to reports of thefts from motor vehicles. Officers arrested Jason Hubbard in the 400 block of Williams Street for felony theft and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hubbard is currently being held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a Livingston County Warrant with $15,000.00 cash only bond for the related charges.

On 11/10/2014, officers received a report of burglary and property damage in the 200 block of Wise Street. Investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 86 calls for service on November 10, 2014.

For Release: 11/10/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 11/03/2014, officers arrested Vonda Calivere in the 10 block of Jennifer Lane on an active felony Livingston County warrant for distributing controlled substances near schools. She was unable to post the $25,000.00 bond and was transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/03/2014, officers arrested Fonnie Kale in the 400 block of Polk Street on an active Livingston County Warrant for 2 counts of distributing controlled substances near schools. Kale was unable to post the $75,000.00 and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 11/07/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Us 65 at US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Zachary Leihgeber was traveling onto northbound 65 from the US36 off ramp and pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by David Hamilton. Major damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 11/6/2014, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Cherry St. in reference to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash. A vehicle driven by Rebecca D. Franke backed into a vehicle driven by Dorothy L. Spidle. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles which were able to be driven from the scene. No citations were issued.

On 11/7/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Rosewood. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 11/09/2014, officers received a report of property damage in the 1500 block of Bryan Street. Investigation continues.

On 10/09/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Calhoun Street. The incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 11/08/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 11/07/2014, officers arrested Lisa Points in the 600 block of W. Business 36 for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Points was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/09/2014, officers responded to the 600 block of JFK Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal; however, W/F Katie Lynn McCormack Chaffee was arrested for five (5) warrants out of Belton, Missouri. Chaffee was unable to post bond and was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on November 7, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 68 calls for service on November 8, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 51 calls for service on November 9, 2014.

For Release: 11/06/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 100 block of Cherry Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers arrested Lloyd J. Jamison II in the 400 block of Dickinson Street on a Missouri parole warrant. Jamison II was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

Officers arrested Colbi Stottlemyre in the 400 block of Dickinson Street for possession of less than 35 gm marijuana. Stottlemyre was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers arrested McKalla Stevens in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for distribution of a controlled substance near schools. Stephens was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

Officers completed an investigation involving thefts from parked motor vehicles within the city. Officers arrested Jason Hubbard for four counts of stealing from motor vehicles, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm. Officers also recovered a handgun that had been stolen from one of the parked vehicles. Hubbard was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 153 calls for service.

For Release: 11/05/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. Officers arrested Jesse A. McKinley for failure to drive within a single lane, possession of less than 35gm marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated. McKinley was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations. Officers also arrested a passenger, Anthony M. Mantlo for felony possession of a controlled substance. Mantlo was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

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

For Release: 11/05/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 11/04/2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 800 block of International Street. Officers reported that a tractor-trailer unit was pulling from a private drive and struck a pipe that was near the roadway. The pipe ruptured the passenger side fuel tank and caused a minor fuel spill. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded and contained the fuel spill.

Officers were dispatched to Gravesville Park in reference to a report of property damage. There was damage reported to one of the restroom doors at the facility.

Officers were dispatched to assist on a medical emergency call in the 1300 block of Monroe Street. There was a male resident that was found to have passed away due to what appeared to be natural causes.

For Release: 11/03/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 10/31/2014, officers arrested Robert Wilson in the 500 block of Dickinson Street on a State of Missouri Parole Absconder warrant. Wilson was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 10/31/2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Business 36 Highway in reference to drug use and drug paraphernalia found. As a result of this investigation, Jonathon Christman, Tricia Ireland, and Taylor Rees were arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On 10/31/2014, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Mohawk Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 10/31/2014, officers responded to the 400 block of Jackson Street to a report of property damage. Investigation continues.

On 10/28/2014, officers responded to the 900 block of Dickinson Avenue to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 10/28/2014, officers received a report of a minor traffic accident on Dickinson near Cooper. It was reported that a vehicle was attempting to parallel park and struck a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported.

On 10/31/2014, officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Third Street in reference to a report of property damage to a residence. Officers later arrested Aaron Hecker for property damage. He was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 11/01/2014, officers responded to a business in the 600 block of Webster Street for a report of a fight in progress in the middle of the street. On arrival, Aaron Dorney Hecker, a suspect of the fight, fled on foot from officers. Hecker was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, for peace disturbance, resisting arrest, property damage, and trespassing, and placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

On 11/01/2014, officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 10/31/2014, officers conducted a Missouri Registered Sex Offender compliance check on four registered offenders within the city limits of Chillicothe. Officers found Justin Allen Hogan to be in violation of the Halloween restrictions according to RSMO 589.426 by not being at his registered address between 1700 and 2230 hours and not posting a sign at his residence stating, "No candy or Treats at this residence." The report was forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor.

On 11/2/2014, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 500 block of Grandview Avenue.

On 11/01/2014, officers received a report of a lost or stolen wallet in the 1000 block of Graves Street.

On 11/02/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of McVey. Officers reported the incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 11/01/2014, officers responded to Broadway Street and Polk Street in regard to an unattended child found wandering in the middle of the roadway. The child was not injured. Officers were able to locate a parent of the child, and the child was turned over to that parent. It was determined the child was left in the care of a family member by a parent, and the child exited the residence for approximately 25-30 minutes without the family member knowing. The report will be sent to the Livingston County Children's Division and the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 81 calls for service on October 31, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 60 calls for service on November 1, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 59 calls for service on November 2, 2014.

ARCHIVED NEWS

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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