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

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

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 04/27/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, April 25, 2016, at approximately 7:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. for shoplifting. As a result, officers arrested Jade Marie Mock for possession of a controlled substance and stealing. Mock was processed at the Police Department. She was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at approximately 9:26 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 400 block of Second St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 96 calls for service on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

For Release: 04/26/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/25/2016 at 7:30 p.m., officers received a report of trespassing and harassment in the 10 block of Third Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 04/24/2016 at 12:54 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Calhoun Street and Easton Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Kelsee Herrington struck a vehicle driven by Wade Nylin causing moderate damage to the vehicles.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 89 calls for service on April 25, 2016.

Press Release 04/25/2016

On April 19, 2016, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation of terrorist threats toward the Chillicothe Police Department, City of Chillicothe government and officials, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, and the Livingston County Courthouse.

As a result of this investigation, the Chillicothe Police Department served a Livingston County search warrant in the 300 block of Park Lane in Chillicothe, Missouri. Multiple firearms were seized and 50-year-old Wayne Howe was arrested for making a terrorist threat, attempted assault first degree, and possession of marijuana. Mr. Howe was later charged through the Livingston County Court System and is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.

The Chillicothe Police Department takes these kinds of threats toward Law Enforcement and Government Officials very seriously. We were receiving calls from the public as well, as they were also alarmed by this individual. Our number one concern is the safety of the community as well as our own.

For Release: 04/25/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/23/2016 at 9:20 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Third Street and Walnut Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mary Harper struck a vehicle driven by Mary Murphy causing minor damage to the vehicles.

On 04/21/2016 at 9:47 p.m., officers arrested David Corbin for speeding and minor in possession of alcohol following a traffic stop at Washington and Ryan Lane. Corbin was cited and released.

On 04/21/2016 at 10:37 p.m., officers arrested Alisha Cheeney for driving without headlights and driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Curtis Street. Cheeney was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/22/2016 at 6:50 p.m., officers arrested Joshua Hyde in the 1100 block of South Mitchell on a Caldwell County warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of driving without a license. Hyde was processed at the police department and transferred to Caldwell County.

On 04/20/2016 at 1:15 p.m., officers arrested Casey Lester for speeding and driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Clay Street. She was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/24/2016 at 2:13 p.m., officers arrested Richard Perkins in the 1500 block of North Washington Street on a Platte County Warrant for failing to appear on a traffic charge. Perkins posted the required bond and was released with a future Platte County Court date.

On 04/24/2016 at 2:00 a.m., officers received a report of an alleged sexual assault in the 600 block of Webster Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on April 22, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on April 23, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 71 calls for service on April 24, 2016.

For Release: 04/22/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/19/16 at 2:30pm, officers took a report at the Chillicothe Police Department in reference to allegations of child abuse that occurred over the past 4 months in the 900 block of Frederick Street in Chillicothe, Missouri. Investigation continues.

On 04/20/16 at 4:10pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 900 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Elizabeth Beebe was in a northbound lane stopped for traffic and was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Tristan Hudson causing moderate damage. The Hudson vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 04/21/2016 at 2:21am, officers responded to the 200 block of Slack Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival it was determined to be verbal only in nature. Both parties agreed to separate for the rest of the evening. No arrests were made.

On 04/21/16 at 11:43am, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a person caught stealing. Officers arrested Cheyenne Sharp for stealing. Sharp was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

For Release: 04/20/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/19/16 at 7:38am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on Polk Street near the intersection of Washington Street. Officers advised that a vehicle driven by Dalton Franklin was attempting to cross Polk Street from a private drive to another private drive. Franklin pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Jessica Johnson that was eastbound on Polk Street and they collided causing moderate damage. There were two passengers that received minor injuries, one was transported by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center and the other was transported by a private vehicle. Franklin was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

On 04/19/16 at 7:50am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Williams. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/19/16 at 2:35pm, officers arrested Brent O. Trower in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole violation warrant. Trower was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/19/16, officers received information from a Livingston County Deputy that they were attempting to apprehend Thomas L. Midgyett on a Livingston County Warrant that was issued today for failure to register as a sex offender. On 04/19/16 at 7:40pm, officers observed Midgyett at the intersection of Park Lane and Morningside Drive. Midgyett was arrested and transported to the Police Department. Midgyett was turned over to the Deputy and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 04/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/17/2016 at 12:00 p.m., officers arrested Jacob Dudley for stealing regarding an incident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Dudley was also arrested for driving without a license and no insurance. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/18/2016 at 10:50 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk Street. No arrests were made due to lack of cooperation from the victim.

On 04/18/2016 at 6:36 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Bryan Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 04/18/2016 at 4:53 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 200 block of Clay Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Aisha Midgyett for simple assault. She was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 67 calls for service on April 18, 2016.

For Release: 04/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/14/2016 at 10:28 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Third Street to a report of a disturbance. The incident was found to be a custody dispute and was resolved by following court ordered custody agreement.

On 04/13/2016 at 12:45 p.m., officers arrested William Burfield-Farley, Christopher Campbell, and Nicholas Reed for shoplifting at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Each was processed at the police department. Reed was cited for theft and released. Burfield-Farley was cited for theft and held on a separate charge relating to another incident. Campbell was cited and held for felony theft and on separate charges relating to another incident.

On 04/15/2016 at 8:02 a.m., officers arrested Billy Albert Hatfield in the 1100 block of McNally Street on a Livingston County warrant for possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, and a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Hatfield was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/15/2016 at 11:00 a.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Polk Street to a report of an unresponsive person. The resident was found to be deceased of unknown causes. Investigation is pending autopsy results.

On 04/11/2016 at 3:30 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Two juvenile suspects have been identified and the report is being forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 04/15/2016 at 8:02 a.m., officers arrested Johnathan Bergesen in the 1200 block of Jackson Street for driving while revoked. Bergesen was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/13/2016 at 6:16 p.m., officers arrested Justin Nei in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a Cass County, Missouri warrant for Non-Support. Nei was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Cass County.

On 04/16/2016 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of North Washington Street to a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred earlier in the day in a vehicle within the city limits of Chillicothe. The incident was determined to be verbal and the parties agreed to separate.

On 04/17/2016 at 9:50 p.m., officers arrested Jill Boley for felony driving while revoked following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Ann Street. Boley was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on April 15, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on April 16, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on April 17, 2016.

For Release: 04/15/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/14/16 at 9:40am, officers arrested David A. Keeling in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Caldwell County Probation/Parole violation Warrant. Keeling was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on a $25,000.00 Cash bond.

On 04/14/16 at 5:00pm, officers took a female into custody for self-protection in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. The female was transported to a court ordered treatment center for further evaluation.

For Release: 04/14/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/11/16 at 11:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of identity theft in the 900 block of Broadway. The incident remains under investigation.

On 04/12/16 at 11:25am, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on US 36 Hwy near RT CC. Officers arrested Nicolas Sallio, resident of Canada for excessive speed, no driver's license, possession of less than 35gm of Marijuana and paraphernalia. Sallio was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transported to the Court House where he pled guilty to the charges, paid fine and was release.

On 04/12/16 at 2:57pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Haley M. Sears for stealing. Sears was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 04/12/16 at 2:27pm, officers arrested Randy L. Schneider in the 100 block of Washington Street for driving while revoked. Schneider was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 04/12/16 at 5:07pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of US 65 and US 36 Highway. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Larry Marrs was on the westbound off ramp of US 36 and stopped for the stop sign at US 65 when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Dallas Stacy causing minor damage. Stacy was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close resulting in an accident.

On 04/13/16 at 6:00am, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrested Wendell Morris Lee Bobert for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Bobert was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/13/16 at 4:56pm, officers and The Department of Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene of a natural gas leak in the 1200 block of Green Street. Officers were advised that a vehicle had struck a natural gas pipe next to a Mobile home and then left the scene. Officers located the vehicle and driver a short time later. Officers issued Municipal Citations for failure to register with the Director of Revenue and Failure to provide proof of Financial Responsibility to Richard J. Stumph.

For Release: 04/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/10/2016 at 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Junior Johnson for driving without a license at Dickinson and Directory. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/10/2016 at 2:30 p.m., officers received a report of a violation of a protection order in the 1400 block of Clay Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 88 calls for service on April 11, 2016.

For Release: 04/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/08/2016 at 2:38 p.m., officers arrested Wayne Howe for failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop in the 200 block of Park Lane. Howe was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 04/08/2016 at 10:11 a.m., officers conducted an investigation of child neglect in the 1200 block of Monroe Street.

On 04/07/2016 at 1:17 a.m., officers arrested Betty Potts for driving without a license, speeding, felony possession of a controlled substance, and hindering prosecution of a felony following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Third Street. Potts initially provided officers false personal information and her true identity was discovered after being processed with an iris scan recognition system. Potts was incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/09/2016 at 5:11 p.m., officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 600 block of West Business 36. Two suspects have been identified and charges are be pending.

On 04/10/2016 at 10:00 p.m., officers received a report of a domestic assault in the 400 block of Polk Street. The victim reported being assaulted by a family member. The suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 04/10/2016 at 7:33 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 300 block of Jackson Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/09/2016 at 11:05 a.m., officers received a report of theft that occurred in the 1700 block of Locust Street on 04/08/2016. Investigation continues.

On 04/09/2016 at 11:13 a.m., officers, at the request of the Livingston Coroner, responded to Hedrick Medical Center, to conduct an investigation into the death of a 9-month-old infant. Officers reported the unresponsive infant was brought to HMC by private vehicle and after life saving efforts was conducted, the infant was determined to be deceased. This investigation is on-going and an autopsy is being conducted. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. No further information is available at this time.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on April 8, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on April 9, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on April 10, 2016.

For Release: 04/07/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/04/16 at 12:45pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/05/16 at 9:17pm, officers arrested Anthony Brown in the 200 block of Herriman Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a Parole violation on the original charge of manufacturing a controlled substance. Brown was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/05/16 at 9:50pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Vine Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 04/06/16 at 8:03am, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle accident on Snow Street. Officers reported that a school bus driven by Larry Jones was backing from an alley and struck a vehicle driven by Jeralyn Long that was westbound on Snow Street. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles and there were no injuries reported.

For Release: 04/05/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/05/16 at 12:23pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Harry G. Hager was eastbound on Green preparing to turn north onto Washington Street when he pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Theresia T. Haag. Officers reported extensive damage to both vehicles and both were towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Hager was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

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

On 03/28/2016 at 3:12 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of JFK Avenue. Officers arrested Cameron Tuttle for property damage. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released. A second suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 03/29/2016, officers received a report of forgery in the 400 block of W. Bus. 36. This investigation is on-going.

On 04/03/2016 at 7:50 a.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 600 block of Cowgill Street. The victim reported his Paypal credit account had been used in the State of Georgia.

On 04/04/2016 at 5:56 p.m., officers received a report of burglary and theft in the 900 block of Jefferson Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 88 calls for service on April 4, 2016.

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

On 03/31/2016 at 10:38 p.m., officers arrested Niki Kimberling for possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Business 36. Kimberling was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 04/01/2016 at 3:08 a.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Derringer Drive regarding a young child being found outside. Officers located the child's parent and returned the child home. The child had woken from sleep, unlocked a door, and exited the residence without the parent's knowledge. Officers discussed the need for child safety locks with the parent. The child was unharmed.

On 04/02/2016 at 4:55 a.m., officers arrested Richard Brunt for driving while suspended following a traffic stop on US 36 Hwy near Blackwell Creek. Brunt was processed at the police department and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 04/02/2016 at 7:00 p.m., officers arrested Jerry Boyd on a Daviess County Missouri warrant for failure to appear for a probation violation on an original charge of littering. Boyd was processed at the police department and released after posting the required bond.

On 04/02/2016 at 2:23 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Third Street and Walnut Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Francis Lee was traveling westbound on Third Street and attempted to make a left turn onto Walnut Street turning into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Tanner Munson. Lee was cited for failing to yield resulting in an accident and Munson was cited for failing to register a motor vehicle. The vehicles were removed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 04/03/2016 at 5:30 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 2700 block of North Washington Street. As a result of this investigation officers arrested Ryan Lemmond and Shelby Spainhour for tampering with a motor vehicle, theft of property valued more than $500. Spainhour was also arrested for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Both were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 04/03/2016 at 5:00 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves Street. As a result of this investigation, officers arrested Ryan Lemmond and Shelby Spainhour for tampering with a motor vehicle, theft of property valued less than $500, and 2 counts of theft of a credit device.

On 04/01/2016 at 2:24 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of shoplifting. Officers arrested Jazmyn Black for theft. She was processed at the police department and released on a Municipal Citation.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on April 1, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 65 calls for service on April 2, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on April 3, 2016.

For Release: 04/01/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/31/16 at 7:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog running at large in the 1800 block of Borden Street.

On 03/31/16 at 10:00am, officers along with an investigator from the Livingston County Children's Division responded to a report of possible child abuse in the 1300 block of Burnam Rd. The incident was determined to be unfounded and has been referred to the Children's Division.

For Release: 03/30/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/30/16 at approximately 02:45am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported that the building was searched after a call out representative arrived and it was found to be a false alarm.

On 03/30/16 at 9:40am, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Broadway in reference to a report of a domestic assault that had occurred the night before. Officers arrested Samuel W. Buckley Jr for domestic assault. Buckley was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 03/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/28/2016 at 5:13 p.m., officers responded to a private parking lot in the 400 block of Park Lane to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Chelsey Mathews was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Jeremiah Lovell. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 03/28/2016 at 12:58 p.m., officers arrested Jonathan Bergesen for driving while revoked, speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt, and failing to secure a child under 4 in a safety seat following a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Washington Street. Bergesen was processed at the police department and released with citations.

On 03/27/2016 at 10:041 p.m., officers took a subject into protective custody in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 03/28/2016 at 10:28 p.m., officers and the Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the old Chillicothe Correctional Center on Third Street to a report of a fire. The correctional center is currently under demolition, and it was determined a semi truck owned by Redrock who had been contracted to demolish the structures on the property had caught fire. It is believed the fire was caused by an electrical issue with the semi. The semi was a total loss. There were no injuries reported. The State Fire Marshall was contacted to investigate the incident.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 81 calls for service on March 28, 2016.

For Release: 03/28/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/18/2016 3:57pm, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a female subject huffing an aerosol air can and collapsing. Officers have identified the suspect and charges are pending.

On 03/21/16 at 2:30pm, officers were dispatched to a report of an identity theft in the 400 block of Vine Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 03/23/2016 2:46pm, officers responded to the 1800 block of Borden St. in reference to complaints of dogs at large and Animal Control took custody of two dogs. Officers cited the owner of the dogs, Katherine Kasey, for allowing the dogs to run at large and failure to purchase a city license for them.

On 03/25/2016 at 2:38pm, officers responded to a two-vehicle accident in McDonald's parking lot located at 810 Business Highway 36. Officer reported that a vehicle driven by Vanessa J. Simpson attempted to back out of a parking spot and doing so impacted the side of a vehicle driven by Kristina L. Rold. There was minor damage done to both vehicles and no injuries were reported.

On 03/25/16 at 10:10pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop On US 65 at Park Lane. Officers arrested the driver, Kirby R. Stevens for driving while suspended. Stevens was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 03/26/2016 at 3:20pm, officers received a report of a careless driver driving south on Washington Street from Chillicothe's north city limits. Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Kaila D. Swan, in the 700 block of south Washington Street. Swan was arrested for driving while suspended. Swan was released on a Municipal Citation.

On 03/26/2016 at 4:06pm, officers responded to the 800 block of St. Louis Street in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri in regard to an unattended death. Officers determined that the resident passed away from what appeared to be natural causes. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's Office.

On 03/26/2016 at 9:53pm, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Mansur Street, in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/27/16 at 9:15am, officers recovered a street sign in the 1200 block of Washington Street. The sign for the intersection of 302nd AV and Lineville Rd. was placed in safe storage until the owner can be identified.

On 03/27/2016 at 11:30am, officers responded to a verbal domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Cowgill Street in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. As a result, Lindsay R. Regan was arrested on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failing to obey a judge's order. Regan was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where she was processed and released after posting the required bond.

For Release: 03/25/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 8:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 800 block of Fairway St. A vehicle driven by Margaret E. Quinn backed into a vehicle owned by Kelsey A. Anderson. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 10:13 p.m., officers arrested Daniel Joseph Gaunt for defective equipment and operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended following a traffic stop at U.S. 36 and U.S. 65. Gaunt was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Jackson Street in reference to a stolen motorcycle. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending. The motorcycle was recovered in Brookfield, MO.

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a leaving the scene of a traffic crash in the 400 block of Park Ln. Officers later located the driver Streeter L. Blair who had backed into a building causing damage to the building.

On Thursday, March 24, 2016, at approximately 10:35 p.m., officers arrested Rosie Lynn Gray for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended following a traffic stop in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. Gray was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 65 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

For Release: 03/22/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/20/16 at 8:15pm, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Calhoun Street in reference to a report of a stolen debit card. The incident remains under investigation.

On 03/21/16 at 11:30am, officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 600 block of Locust Street. The vehicle was first observed on 03/10/16. Officers reported that a 24-hour tow notice had been placed on the vehicle earlier and the vehicle was towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 03/21/16 at 11:28am, officers arrested Richard Stumph in the 700 block of Webster Street for possession of a forging instrument. Stumph was also arrested on a Livingston County bond violation warrant on the original charge of a Class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Stumph was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/21/2016 at 10:43pm, officers recovered property from Shaffer Park. The owner has been identified and the property returned.

On 03/22/16 at 12:52am., officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole on Polk Street east of Vine Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by James Vail III was eastbound on Polk Street and struck a utility pole causing extensive damage to the vehicle and minor damage to the utility pole. There was also a RT V sign that was struck and damaged. Vail was arrested for careless driving and driving while intoxicated. Vail was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

For Release: 03/21/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/17/16 at 8:30am, officers received a report of possible child endangerment that occurred in the 1400 block of Webster Street. Officers determined that no crime had been committed and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 03/18/16 at 6:25pm, officers arrested Tia Vaughn in the 700 block of Broadway for felony possession of a controlled substance. Vaughn was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/19/16 at 10:13pm, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a male in a vehicle that was parked on a private lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Brandon L. Cook for minor in possession of intoxicants. Cook was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 03/19/16 at 11:50pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Dakota Mathews for peace disturbance, trespassing and resisting arrest. Mathews was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/20/16 at 5:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/20/16 at 6:45pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog being shot in the 100 block of Brunswick. Officers reported that the Siberian Husky had been chained in the resident's yard and had been shot with what appeared to be a small caliber firearm. The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic for treatment, and the incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 03/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, March 14, 2016, at approximately 10:40 a.m., officers arrested Apollo Leon Brown at the intersection of Elm St. and JFK Avenue for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license following a traffic stop. Brown was processed at the Police Department and was further charged with property damage. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at approximately 7:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Herriman St. in reference to a burglary. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 400 block of Montgomery St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, at approximately 2:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Williams Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody for tampering with a motor vehicle. Woody was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, at approximately 7:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves Street. A vehicle driven by Mark A. Anderson backed into a vehicle driven by Clarence I.W. Boon. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

Officers responded to 99 calls for service on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

For Release: 03/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of N. Washington Street and Park Lane. A vehicle driven by Mary A. Crowley collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Donnie W. Marrs. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers seized a vehicle and executed a search warrant in the 700 block of Elm St. Illegal narcotic paraphernalia was located. A warrant was issued for the suspect, Travis William Walker.

On Friday, March 11, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers arrested Gary Alvin Johnson in the 100 block of St. Paul Street for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Friday, March 11, 2016, at approximately 9:35 p.m., officers arrested Mitchell Wayne Loucks in the 1500 block of Webster St. for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at approximately 11:43 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in Simpson Park. A vehicle driven by Patricia D. Reed struck a wood stake after the sun obstructed her vision. Minor damage was reported.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at approximately 6:18 p.m., officers arrested Joshua Steven Tuck for operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. Tuck was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 89 calls for service on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

For Release: 03/15/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/13/16 at 4:45pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers were advised that the suspect had left prior to officer's arrival. On 03/13/16 at 6:00pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance at Clay and Easton where the suspect identified as Ariel A. Hudson was arrested for domestic assault, trespassing and property damage. Hudson was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/13/16 at 7:00pm, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Fair Street in reference to a report of fraudulent use of a credit device. It was later discovered that there was an error at the bank and that no crime had been committed.

On 03/14/2016 at 11:25am, officers arrested Billy Robert Jenkins in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County arrest warrant for Distributing a Controlled Substance near a School. Jenkins was processed and later transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held on a $50,000.00 cash bond.

On 03/14/2016 1:25pm, officers arrested Lesley Ann Copelin in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County arrest warrant for Probation Violation on the original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana. Copelin was later transported to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail with no bond.

On 03/14/16 at 11:30pm, officers arrested Amber Rhiannon Walton in the 100 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a Class B Felony of Distribution of a controlled substance with a $50.000.00 cash bond. Walton was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 03/14/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/09/2016 at 7:57pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Bryan St. and Washington St. for a motor vehicle accident. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Katie Vanhorn was westbound on Bryan Street. Vanhorn attempted to cross Washington Street and struck a vehicle driven by Chance Brookshire that was southbound on Washington Street. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and towing. Brookshire was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by EMS for minor injuries.

On 03/09/16 2:45pm, officers arrested 27-year-old Tye Evans in the 1700 block of Hickory Drive in Chillicothe, Missouri on a Livingston County arrest warrant for probation violation. Mr. Evans was processed and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

On 03/10/16 at 8:03am, Nevada Woody turned himself in to the Chillicothe Police Department on a Linn County Warrant. Woody was processed and released after posting bond.

On 03/10/16 at 3:07pm, officers were dispatched to a four-vehicle non-injury accident on MO 190 near Grand Drive. Officers reported that all four vehicles were westbound on MO190 when a vehicle driven by Carley Gardner slowed. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Leam Wagenknecht was unable to stop and struck a vehicle driven by Graceland Greener in the rear pushing the Greener vehicle into the rear of the Gardner vehicle. A vehicle driven by Mariah Cox was unable to stop and struck the rear of the Wagenknecht vehicle. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles. The Wagenknecht vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 03/10/16 at 3:08pm, officers responded to the intersection of Mohawk and Litton Road in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri for a report of a two-vehicle accident. A vehicle driven by Jason Greer was making a right turn from Litton Road onto Mohawk and impacted the left rear bumper on a vehicle driven by Nancy McCulley. There was minor damage to both vehicles and no injuries were reported.

On 03/10/16 11:35pm, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Business 36 Highway in reference to a fight in progress. Subsequently, officers arrested Bobby Don Gordon and Christopher Lee Hernandez. Gordon was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault of a law enforcement officer, and property damage. Hernandez was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of a law enforcement officer. Gordon and Hernandez were transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 03/10/2016 at 4:48pm, officers arrested Janice L. Stinson in the 600 block of Walnut Street Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri for a Grundy County arrest warrant. Stinson was able to post the required bond and was released pending a future court date.

On 03/10/2016 at 7:30pm, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plates at U.S. 65 and U.S. 36 eastbound entrance ramp. The driver, Skyler Scott Elliot Robinson (W/M DOB 09/17/1997) was arrested for a Failure to appear warrant out of Linn County (Brookfield), Missouri. Elliott was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.

On 03/11/2016 at 1:39pm, officers responded to the 90 block of South Washington arrested Bobbie Ann Merrill for a Probation Violation Warrant. Merrill was processed at Chillicothe Police Department and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/13/2016 at 9:31am, officers responded to the 1700 block of Hickory Drive in reference to a report of an unresponsive person. The resident was found to be deceased of what appeared to be natural causes. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner.

On 03/13/16 at 5:17pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of US 65 and US 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Shawn Holtzclaw was stopped at the westbound exit on US 36 at US 65. The Holtzclaw vehicle rolled back and struck a vehicle driven by Steven Hodge causing minor damage.

For Release: 03/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, at approximately 1:45 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Park Lane in reference to counterfeit money. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service on Thursday, March 10, 2016.

For Release: 03/10/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday March 8, 2016, at approximately 9:26 a.m., officers arrested Junior Lee Forrest Johnson for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license and failure to maintain financial responsibility following a traffic stop at the intersection of Ann St. and Cherry St. Johnson was processed at the Police Department. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on S. Washington St. at Ryan Ln. A vehicle driven by Jason M. Reeter collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Lori M. Shea. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

Officers responded to 88 calls for service on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

For Release: 03/09/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at approximately 10:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Fairlane Drive at Bel Air Drive. A vehicle driven by Lavera K. Snow collided with a vehicle driven by Joshua W. A. Vance. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Monday, March 7, 2016, officers took a report of stalking at various locations in the City of Chillicothe. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2016, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Bus. Hwy. 36 and S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Lee H. Kraft collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Stefani J. Anderson after Kraft's foot slipped off the brake pedal. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2016, at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Walnut Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers arrested Jason Dean Petree on eight active arrest warrants out of the City of Oak Grove for traffic offenses in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Petree was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Kevin Ray Head on an active State of Missouri Parole violation warrant in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Head was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so he was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

For Release: 03/08/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On March 4, 2016, 4:00pm, officers took a report of harassment in the 600 block of Washington Street. Upon further investigation, Kenneth Toedebusch was arrested for harassment. Mr. Toedebusch was processed and released pending a court appearance.

On March 7, 2016, at 9:30am, officers responded to the 1200 block of N. Washington Street in reference to a suspicious person. Upon further investigation, Catherine Carpenter was arrested for driving while suspended and possession of a controlled substance. Ms. Carpenter was transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 03/07/16 at 1:30pm, officers arrested Jodi L. McKeever and Daniel G. Fry in the 700 block of Webster Street on Livingston County Warrants for violation of bond conditions on the original charges of felony possession of a controlled substance. Officers transported McKeever and Fry to the Police Department and they were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Both are being held on a $10,000.00 cash only bond.

On 03/07/16 at 5:07pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a possible suicidal/homicidal female in the 2700 block of Washington Street. Officers took a three-week-old baby into emergency custody, and the female was transferred to a facility for evaluation and treatment. The child was temporarily placed with the Livingston County Children's Division.

For Release: 03/01/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/01/16 at 12:47pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Clay and Cherry Street. Officers arrested Junior Lee Johnson for driving while suspended and failure to provide proof of insurance. Johnson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 03/02/16 at 11:30am, officers were dispatched with the Livingston County Children's Division to a report of possible child abuse in the 300 block of Walnut Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 03/02/16 at 11:54am, officers arrested Shandon Gann on a Livingston County Probation/Parole Warrant. Gann was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

On 03/02/16 at 12:43pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Third and Cherry Street in reference to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Victoria Posch was northbound on Cherry Street and had stopped at the stop sign at Third Street. Posch reported that she did not see an eastbound vehicle driven by Timothy Shaffer and pulled into the intersection. The Posch vehicle struck the Shaffer vehicle causing moderate damage. The Posch vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 03/03/16 at 11:50am, officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Children's Division on a report of possible child abuse. The incident is under investigation.

On 03/03/16 at 6:20pm, officers arrested Victoria James in the1300 block of Walnut Street for Stalking. James was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/04/16 at 8:30am, officers arrested Marvin Joseph Maupin in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole Warrant. Maupin was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

On 03/04/16 at 1048 hours, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with an investigation of child endangerment in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.

On 03/05/16 at 7:35am, officers were dispatched to a report of two dogs running at large in the 100 block of Liberia Street. The dogs had killed a resident's turkey and had been aggressive toward the resident. Officers and Animal Control located the dogs, and they were taken to the Animal Shelter. Officers are attempting to identify the owner of the two dogs.

On 03/05/16 at 11:30pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Lambert Drive and Fair Street. Officers arrested Cameron W. Lollar for driving while suspended. Lollar was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 03/05/16 at 10:25 am, a Chillicothe resident came to the Police Department to report the fraudulent use of their credit card. It was reported that the card had charges from other areas in excess of $2,000.00 were made without consent. The incident remains under investigation.

On 03/05/16 at 12:35am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported that a parked vehicle was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene without reporting the incident. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicle and the investigation is continuing.

On 03/05/16 at 11:05pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident near the intersection of Easton and Webster Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Douglas A. Anders was southbound on Easton Street and struck a parked vehicle causing extensive damage. The Anders vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Anders was issued a Municipal Citation for inattentive driving.

On 03/06/2016 at 1:59pm, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle from the 1200 block of Fair Street in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri.

For Release: 03/04/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, at approximately 3:48 p.m., officers recovered a pink Minnie Mouse children's backpack in the road on N. Washington St. at Park Lane. The backpack can be claimed at the Police Department.

Officers responded to 95 calls for service on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

For Release: 03/03/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at approximately 1:47 p.m. officers took a report of a rape in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 71 calls for service on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

For Release: 03/02/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, February 28, 2016, at approximately 1754 hours, officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Tomahawk Road in reference to a subject attempting self harm. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to a mental health treatment facility.

On Sunday, February, 28, 2016, at approximately 2102 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to shoplifting. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, February 29, 2016 at approximately 1424 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1400 Block of Forest Drive in reference to a report of property damage. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at approximately 0936 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Washington Street in reference to a report of property damage. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

For Release: 03/01/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/28/16 at 12:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 1400 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 02/29/16 at 3:00pm, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle in the 1200 block of Washington Street.

On 02/29/16 at 2:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Clay and Cherry Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Micha Landes was northbound on Cherry and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Clay Street. Landes did not see a vehicle driven by Dawn Lanham that was westbound on Clay Street. Landes pulled into the intersection struck the Lanham vehicle causing moderate damage. The Lanham vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

For Release: 02/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/23/2016 at 7:45 a.m., officers received a report of theft and tampering with a motor vehicle in the 500 block of McCormick Street. Investigation continues.

On 02/25/2016 at 5:30 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 02/26/2016 at 7:32 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Jackson Street to a report of a structure fire. Upon officer's arrival, officers and neighbors removed the dry yard waste material away from the structure and extinguished the fire. There was no structural damage to the residence.

On 02/26/2016 at 5:50p.m., Officers recovered a woman's wallet that had been left at a business in the 300 block of South Washington Street. The owner of the wallet was identified and the wallet was returned to the owner with the assistance of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 02/28/2016 at 2:50 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Curtis Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Rosella Leininger attempted to make a lane change and struck a vehicle driven by Joseph Fender. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 02/27/2016 at 4:26 p.m., officers arrested Jefferson Patton for operating a motor vehicle on a highway without a valid license, speeding, failing to register a motor vehicle, displayed plates of another, failing to provide proof of financial responsibility, and resisting arrest, following a traffic stop at Jackson Street and Cherry Street. Patton was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A Livingston County Warrant was issued for Patton relating to a separate incident for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Bond was placed at $75,000.00 cash only.

On 02/27/2016 at 11:16 p.m., officers arrested Justin Lycan in the 10 block of Third Street for possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. Lycan was processed at the police department and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 02/28/2016 at 12:42 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1400 block of Clay Street.

On 02/23/2016 at 4:05 p.m. officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. A citizen reported the theft of her purse after she had left it in the restroom of a business. As a result of this investigation, on 02/26/2016 officers arrested Melissa Christensen for stealing X2, stealing a controlled substance X2, and theft of a credit card X4. Christensen was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. A Livingston County Warrant was issued for Christensen and bond was set at $25,000.00 cash only.

On 02/26/2016 at 2:57 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Graves Street and South Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Helen Mantlo was northbound on Graves Street and failed to stop at the posted stop intersection. The Mantlo vehicle struck a westbound vehicle driven by Brian Peters. Both vehicles received extensive damage. Mantlo was cited for failing to stop at a posted stop intersection resulting in an accident.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 92 calls for service on February 26, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 80 calls for service on February 27, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 61 calls for service on February 28, 2016.

For Release: 02/24/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/24/16 at 2:00 pm, officers arrested Steven C. Evans on a Livingston County Warrant for 1st degree burglary and tampering with a motor vehicle. The arrest came as a result of an investigation from a report of a stolen vehicle on 02/21/16 from the 100 block of Clay Street. Officers also found Evans to be in possession of methamphetamine. Evans was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 02/24/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/22/16 at 9:18 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Kurtis A. Herring and a juvenile male for stealing. Officers transported Herring and the Juvenile to the Police Department. Herring was processed and released on a Municipal Citation and the Juvenile was released to a parent and the incident was referred to the Juvenile Office.

On 02/23/16 at 10:56 am, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Jackson and Washington Street. Officers reported that a southbound vehicle driven by Aaron Vanfossen collided with a vehicle driven by Vicky Talbert that was eastbound on Jackson Street attempting to turn right onto Washington Street. Officers reported moderate damage. Officers were unable to determine which vehicle had the green traffic signal.

For Release: 02/23/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/21/16 at 11:55 am, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Clay St in reference to a domestic assault and stolen vehicle. The suspect was identified and charges are pending. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner. The suspect was not present at the time the vehicle was recovered in another jurisdiction.

On 02/22/16 at 7:00 am, Dustin D. Kellogg surrendered himself to the Chillicothe Police Department on a Cass County Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of passing bad checks. Kellogg was processed and released after posting the $500.00 cash bond.

On 02/22/16 at 8:30 am, officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported that entry was gained after a window was broken and an undetermined amount of cash was removed. The incident remains under investigation.

On 02/22/2016 at 6:10 pm, officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 65 near Sioux Drive in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. As a result of the stop, officers arrested Keith Dewayne Edwards (W/M 03/08/1971) for Driving While Suspended. Edwards was taken to the Chillicothe Police Department where he was processed and released with a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 02/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/21/2016 at 6:34 p.m., officers took a subject into custody for self protection. The subject was transported to a hospital for treatment.

On 02/20/2016 at 12:50 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 500 block of South Washington Street.

On 02/21/2016 at 1:13 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Canaan Bigelow and Bryan Hughes for Peace Disturbance by fighting in public. Bigelow and Hughes were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 02/20/2016 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington Street to a report of a domestic disturbance and possible property damage. The incident was reported to be verbal in nature and no property damage is believed to have occurred.

On 02/20/2016 at 7:37 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Vine regarding a violation of a full order of protection. Officers subsequently arrested Christopher Williams for violating the order. Williams was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 02/20/2016 at 2:34 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance near St. Louis and Mack Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 02/17/2016 at 5:25 a.m., the Chillicothe Police Department SPIDER Unit assisted the Brookfield Police Department with a search warrant.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on February 19, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on February 20, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on February 21, 2016.

For Release: 02/17/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/17/16 at 8:20 am, officers arrested Steven L. Burns in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole violation warrant. Burns was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 02/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/15/2016 at 1:37 p.m., officers arrested Fidel Conejo-Avila, a citizen of Mexico, for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and exceeding the posted speed limit by 20 miles per hour near Washington Street and Ryan Lane. Conejo-Avila was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 02/15/2016 at 1:19 p.m., officers arrested Felicia Martin for driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Maple Street and Central Street. Martin was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 02/13/2016 at 3:34 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Vanessa Grant for theft by shoplifting. Grant was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 02/15/2016 at 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers took a juvenile into custody for theft by shoplifting. The juvenile was released to parents after being processed at the police department. The report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 46 calls for service on February 15, 2016.

For Release: 02/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/13/2016 at 5:28 p.m., officers received a received a report of a dog at large in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Officers cited Emily Prewitt for dog running at large after it had been involved in a dog fight.

On 02/12/2016 at 10:12 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of McVey Street regarding animal neglect. Officers located a dog tied to a tree without any food, water, or shelter. The animal was seized and the owner, Brianna Hulett, was later cited for animal neglect.

On 02/13/2016 at 12:01 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers arrested Jimmy Gross for domestic assault. He was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The victim was transported by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

On 02/12/2016 at 5:21 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of theft. Officers arrested Ashton Aronson for theft. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 02/13/2016 at 7:05 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Kiara Botts failed to yield and struck a northbound vehicle driven by Triston Spainhour. Minor damage was reported to the vehicle and Botts was cited for failing to yield resulting in an accident.

On 02/12/2016 at 5:49 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 300 block of Polk Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 02/12/2016 at 3:59 p.m., officers, assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division, conducted an investigation of child endangerment in the 400 block of Montgomery Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Kathy Young and Donald Schebaum for endangering the welfare of a child. A juvenile was taken into protective custody and turned over to the Children's Division.

On 02/10/2016 at 9:28 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 100 block of Herriford Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 02/11/2016 at 11:23 p.m., officers arrested Jill Boley in the 200 block of Herriman Street on a Ray County Warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of driving while revoked. Boley was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 82 calls for service on February 12, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on February 13, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 53 calls for service on February 14, 2016.

For Release: 02/11/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/09/16 at 5:15 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers took a juvenile female into custody for stealing. The juvenile was transported to the Police Department and later released to a parent. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 02/10/16 at 3:30pm, officers recovered a bicycle in the 500 block of Vine Street. The bicycle, described as a green NEXT Chaos was placed into storage until the owner can be identified.

On 02/09/16, it was reported to the Police Department that a local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with Medicare and wanting to provide a free gift to the resident. The caller then asked for the number on her Medicare card. She refused to provide the number and the caller hung up on her. Please do not give any information over the phone without knowing whom you are talking to as there are numerous phone and internet scams involving identity theft.

For Release: 02/10/16
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 02/08/16 at 9:00am, officers took a walk-in report of property damage to a vehicle that had occurred on 02/05/16 in the Chillicothe High School parking lot. The incident remains under investigation.

On 02/09/16 at 2:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Cherry and Clay Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Elaine Knittel was northbound on Cherry Street. Officers reported that the Knittel vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Clay Street without stopping for the stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by Gerogia Lower that was eastbound on Clay Street causing moderate damage. Knittel was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

On 02/09/16 at 6:21 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrested Johnathon Lamb for domestic assault. Lamb was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on an Associate Citation.

For Release: 02/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 02/02/2016 at 7:26 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 1000 block of Adam Drive.

On 02/05/2016 at 8:245 a.m., Lester Hutcherson turned himself into the police department on an active City of Chillicothe warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of operating a vehicle without insurance. Hutcherson posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

On 02/05/2016 at 1:41 p.m., officers received a report of identity theft in the 100 block of 12th Street. The victim reported someone had attempted to file an income tax return using the victim's personal information.

On 01/28/2016, officers arrested Gabriel Martin for theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. A second suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 02/04/2016 at 11:00 p.m., officers conducted a drug investigation in the 600 block of W. Business 36. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Scarlett Tripp and Aaron Tripp for distribution of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Tonya Sanders was arrested for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Both Tripps were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Sanders was processed, cited, and released. A juvenile was taken into protective custody.

On 02/05/2016 at 8:30 p.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a debit device in the 1000 block of Graves Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 02/07/2016 at 8:33 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Wilson Street. Offices reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 02/06/2016 at 3:56 p.m., officers assisted the Daviess County Sheriff's Department with an accidental shooting investigation that had occurred in Daviess County. CPD's investigation occurred at Hedrick Medical Center.

On 02/06/2016 at 1:43 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 700 block of South Washington Street to a report of peace disturbance. Investigation continues.

On 02/07/2016 at 2:58 p.m., officers recovered a Huffy mountain bike that is black, blue, and purple in color in the 1000 block of Easton Street.

On 02/06/2016 at 9:00 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Clay Street for a report of an unresponsive person. The resident was found to be deceased from natural causes. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Coroner.

On 02/06/2016 at 11:05 a.m., officers responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of W. Business 36. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 02/07/2016 at 11:05 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Henry Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 71 calls for service on February 5, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on February 6, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 55 calls for service on February 7, 2016.

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

On 01/31/2016 at 2:17 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 200 block of Williams Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 02/01/2016 at 8:26 a.m., officers received a report of a missing juvenile in the 100 block of East Bridge Street. The juvenile was later located in Brookfield, Missouri. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to a juvenile detention facility.

On 02/01/2016 at 10:40 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1400 block of Walnut Street.

On 01/31/2016 at 3:30 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 800 block of Easton Street. Investigation continues.

On 02/01/2016 at 6:30 p.m., officers received a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street where one of the vehicles left the scene of the accident. Investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 117 calls for service on February 1, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLICE IN ACTION PROGRAM

Chillicothe Police Department Creates New Police in Action Program
The Chillicothe Police Department believes it is very important to have a working relationship with the public. We believe that interacting with the public will create a trusting relationship and also assist in keeping the community safe. We will be hosting different events where police officers of the Chillicothe Police Department will interact with the public. We will call this new program "Police in Action." The plan for Police in Action is to hold events throughout the year interacting with the community, such as presentations, safety events, sporting events, and youth events. Our first Police in Action event will be teaming with recovering drug addicts. Police in Action will team with recovering drug addicts bringing presentations throughout Chillicothe to assist in cleaning up our community. Our first presentation will be for the Lifepoint Church youth group on February 17, 2016. Our focus of this presentation will be to inform the youth of what the Chillicothe Police Department stands for and what we want to accomplish. We want the youth to hear the testimonies of the recovering drug addicts and the impact that drugs have had on their lives.

ARCHIVED NEWS

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


C-T Photos / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate of Valor
February 23, 2015

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

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

By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY

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

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

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

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


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

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


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


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

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

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

09/19/2013
Special News Release


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

The following violations were detected:

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

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

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

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


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Law

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

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

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

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

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

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