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Special News Release 04/14/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick

On or about 03/31/2014, officers received information that several ballistic vests and other law enforcement related items were taken in a burglary from an uninhabited residence of a state law enforcement officer in the 1200 block of Polk Street.

Over the period of the next week, Detective Maples and several members of the Chillicothe Police Department worked this investigation exhaustively resulting in the recovery of several stolen items, including six ballistic vests valued at $3,000.

Several suspects have been identified; and Matthew Case and Eric Wells have been charged with felony possession of stolen property. Kyle Case was arrested and charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia as a result of this investigation as well. Matthew Case is still at large and has an active Livingston County warrant. Two other suspects are awaiting the filing of formal charges relating to this case.

I want to commend Detective Maples and the Chillicothe Police Officers for a job well done.

Date: 04/11/2014
For Release: 04/14/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers took a report of a stolen bicycle in the 600 block of Walnut St. Investigation is on-going.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred near the intersection of S. Washington St. and Green St. A vehicle driven by Larry E. Hess collided with a vehicle driven by Lois D. Nelson. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle owned by Kandra L. Oden was parked in a parking space when it was struck by an unknown vehicle. The suspect vehicle had left before Oden was aware her vehicle had been struck. Anyone with information in regard to this case is urged to call the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers were dispatched to the eastbound exit ramp of U.S. Hwy. 36 and U.S. Hwy. 65 in reference to a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash. A vehicle driven by Shawna L. Mondragon collided with a vehicle driven by Brook N. Harp. Mondragon was issued a citation for Following too Closely involving an accident. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On March 4, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Second St. in reference to animal neglect. The animal was taken by the Livingston County Humane Society for safe keeping. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred at the intersection of S. Washington St. and Green St. A vehicle driven by Janet S. Zion collided with a vehicle driven by Joseph L. Johnson. Major damage was reported to Zion's vehicle and had to be towed from the scene. Johnson's vehicle sustained moderate damage.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers arrested Dylan Elijah Head on Calhoun St. near Elm St. for five counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Head was transported to the Police Department for processing. Head was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers began an investigation of harassment in the 600 block of Walnut St. As a result of the investigation officers arrested Gay Nell Owens and Nanthana JoeAnn Woodland for filing a false affidavit. They were processed, issued citations and released with court dates.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, officers were dispatched to a structure fire on Jackson St. Officers discovered the report was made by a juvenile and to be false. The incident was turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Friday, April 12, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1300 block of Jackson St. A vehicle driven by Sheila N. Acree collided with a vehicle owned by Randy L. Harp. Minor damage was reported.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, officers arrested James Christian Purcell on N. Washington St. near Ann St. for Minor Visibly Intoxicated. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. Purcell was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, officers took a report of Fraud in the 10 block of J.F.K. Terrace.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Borden St. and Lambert Dr. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrested Scott Martin White. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. White was issued a citation for Possession of Less than 35 grams of Marijuana and Peace Disturbance. He was released with a court date.

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, officers arrested Trenell Demetrious Beard on Webster St. at Locust St. for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, officers arrested Timothy Allen Stark in the 500 block of Ann St. on an active Linn County arrest warrant for passing bad checks - less than $500.00. Stark was unable to post the $1,000.00 cash or surety bond. He was then extradited to Linn County by the Linn County Sheriff's Department.

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, officers arrested Mariah Anna Mae Grant in the 400 block of Clay St. for an active Chillicothe Municipal Failure to Appear warrant. The original charge was for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Grant was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service and issued three citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Officers responded to 70 calls for service and issued two citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Officers responded to 52 calls for service on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

For Release: 04/11/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. The incident remains under investigation.

fficers were dispatched to a report of a female that attempted to harm herself in the 300 block of W. Business 36 Hwy. The female was transported by HMS to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

Officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division in the 500 block of St. Louis St in reference to a report of possible child abuse/neglect. Two juveniles were removed from the home and temporarily placed with another family member until the investigation is completed.

For Release: 04/10/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Lacey L. Stith in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation Violation Warrant. Stith was unable to post the $5,000.00 cash bond and was transported to the Police Department. Stith was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 700 block of Elm Street in reference to a report of a person stealing. Officers arrested Travis Dale Anderson for stealing. Anderson also was arrested on a felony non-support warrant out of Springfield. Anderson was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Date: 04/08/2014
For Release: 04/09/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, officers arrested Michael Jesse White and Mercedes Marie Baker in reference to an assault which occurred on Monday, April 7, 2014. White and Baker were transported to the Police Department for processing. They were then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 900 block of Calhoun St. A vehicle driven by Rebecca R. Johns collided with a vehicle owned by George R. Lee. There was major damage reported to Johnsí vehicle and moderate damage reported to Lee's vehicle.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 600 block of Walnut St. Investigation is on-going.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. in reference to possible Child Abuse. The incident was unfounded.

On Monday April 7, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Hickory Dr. in reference to an unattended death. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's office.

Officers responded to 106 calls for service on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and issued one citation for a traffic offense.

Date: 04/07/2014
For Release: 04/08/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers were dispatched to the area of Shafer Park in reference to an assault. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Borden St. in reference to a small child being left unattended and outside of the residence. Officers arrived and discovered a small child outside and no parent or adult at the residence. The mother of the child, Sydney Monell Harrison, was located and arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree. Harrison was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Monday, April 7, 2014, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle in the 700 block of Elm St. The bicycle is described as a blue Mongoose XR-75 with 24" tires.

On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. Officers report a vehicle driven by Donnie Joe Davis struck a parked motor vehicle owned by Phillip Maurice Molden. There was no damage reported to Davis' vehicle and due to other previous damage to Molden's vehicle Officers were unable to determine if there was any new damage.

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Vickie L. Jensen collided with a vehicle driven by Janet S. Meek. Minor damage was reported.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 600 block of Business Hwy. 36. A vehicle driven by Jay A. Reavis collided with a vehicle owned by Christopher L. Batson. There was no damage reported to Reavis vehicle and moderate damage to Batson's vehicle.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service on Monday, April 7th, 2014.

For Release: 04/07/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/01/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Polk and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Anthony Hecker was southbound on Washington Street and attempting to make a left turn onto Polk Street. Hecker pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Danny Sutton and they collided. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles and Hecker was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Brunswick in reference to a report of an unresponsive male. The male was found to be deceased due to what appeared to be natural causes. The Livingston County Coroner's Office was notified and responded to the residence.

Officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse that was reported to have occurred in another jurisdiction. Officers obtained information and contacted the St. Clair County Sheriff Department along with the Child Abuse Neglect Hotline and the incident remains under investigation.

Officers recovered an abandoned bicycle in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The bicycle is described as an orange and gray Mongoose 24" with 21 speeds.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Officers were advised that a white male had just thrown a rock through the window of a structure. Officers located the suspect who was identified as Zachary Thomas a short distance from the area. Thomas was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a person stealing in the 600 block of Business 36 Hwy. The incident remains under investigation.

Date: 04/03/2014
For Release: 04/04/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Elm St. in reference to property damage. The case has been forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. Officers report a vehicle driven by Rachel L. Wise was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Emma Kay Johnson. There was minor damage reported.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers transported David Lee Kyle from Macon County to the Chillicothe Police Department. Kyle had an active City of Chillicothe Municipal warrant for failure to obey a judge's order on an original charge of shoplifting. Kyle was unable to post bond and was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Wednesday April 2, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of N. Washington St. in reference to shoplifting. Officers arrested Shannon Marie Edmisson for shoplifting. Edmisson was transported to the Police Department for processing. Edmisson was issued a citation and released with a court date.

Officers responded to 94 calls for service on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Date: 04/02/2014
For Release: 04/03/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, officers took a report of a possible stolen vehicle from the 1700 block of Third St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Madison St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature and one of the parties left for the night. No arrests were made.

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, officers arrested Billy Ray Williams in the 500 block of Corporate Dr. Williams had an outstanding arrest warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Non-support out of Clay County, MO. Williams was unable to post the $2,500.00 bond.

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, officers recovered a debit card in the 1200 block of Washington St. Officers were unable to contact the owner, so the card was returned to the bank.

On March 27, 2014, officers arrested Penny Lea Evans in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on a probation violation warrant and possession of a controlled substance. She was processed and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 68 calls for service on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

For Release: 04/02/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers assisted Lafayette County Sheriff Department on an investigation involving the possible violation of a bond condition on a pending case in their jurisdiction. Officers forwarded the information requested.

On 03/27/14 officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on Third Street near Wilson Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Martha Wilson was eastbound on Third Street. Wilson advised that she was tuning her radio and the vehicle went off the road on the south side striking an AT&T phone junction box causing moderate damage. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Perry's Towing. Wilson was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to drive on the roadway.

On 03/31/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 2800 block of Hornet Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Luke Plummer was backing and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 04/01/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cowgill and South Streets. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kaleen Holmes was southbound on Cowgill Street and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of South Street. The Holmes vehicle pulled into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Miranda Mammen and they collided. Mammen complained of minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. There was extensive damage to the vehicles and the Mammen vehicle was towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Holmes was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield the right of way.

Officers were dispatched to a report of an identity theft and theft from a personal bank account from an unknown suspect in another state. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers arrested George M. Kitchin in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole Warrant. Kitchin was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff Department to await transport to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of telephone harassment in the 200 block of Second Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 800 block of Walnut Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 04/01/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Clay Street in reference to a report of a stolen bicycle.

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of a violation of an Order of Protection. Officers arrested Colton Duncan in the 1300 block of Green Street. Duncan was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 03/31/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/30/2014, officers took a report of a domestic assault that occurred in the 400 block of Dickinson Avenue. Investigation continues.

On 03/30/2014, officers took a report of an assault in the 400 block of Dickinson Avenue. Investigation continues.

On 03/30/2014, officers recovered a Samsung cell phone in the 500 block of Jackson Street. The phone can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 03/29/2014, officers took a report of a domestic assault in the 100 block of East Second Street. The report was determined to be unfounded.

On 03/28/2014, officers responded to a report of property damage in the 400 block of Park Lane.

On 03/29/2014, officers arrested Junior Johnson in the 900 block of Clay Street on a Livingston County Warrant for Trespassing and Resisting Arrest. Johnson was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 03/29/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Second Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/29/2014, officers arrested Jennifer Clevenger for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Clevenger was released on a Municipal Citation.

On 03/25/2014, officers arrested Kailean Volker for possession of Up to 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (marijuana), and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (methamphetamine) at Jackson Street and Elm Street. Volker was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 03/29/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Blake McElhaney failed to yield to the right of way and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Christine Grossman. Officers reported moderate damage to both vehicles.

On 03/30/2014, officers arrested Peter Williams in the 400 block of Dickinson Avenue on an active Clay County Warrant for possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. Williams was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending extradition by Clay County.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 57 calls for service on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

For Release: 03/29/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/28/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/28/2014, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division with a report of child endangerment in the 1700 block of Third Street. The incident was determined to be unfounded.

On 03/28/2014, officers took a report of forgery in the 600 block of Walnut Street. This investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on Friday, March 28, 2014.

For Release: 03/28/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of W Business 36 Hwy. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a dog biting a male as he walked in the 400 block of Vine Street. Officers cited the dog owner, Tawnya L. Jones for allowing the dog to run at large and failing to vaccinate the dog. The dog was taken to the animal shelter.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a violation of a Full Order of Protection. The incident has been forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.

For Release: 03/26/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/24/2014, officers responded to the 1200 block of North Washington Street regarding an individual that was trespassing and disturbing the peace. Officers arrested Rodney Crider and he was transferred to the Davies Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 03/24/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 1500 block of North Washington Street.

On 03/25/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 1500 block of Bryan Street.

On 03/25/2014, officers took a report of a lost or stolen license plate in the 500 block of St. Louis.

On 03/25/2014, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Samuel Street. As a result of the stop, officers arrested Dylan Wheeler for possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, minor in possession of alcohol, and careless driving. Wheeler was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Also arrested was Keaton Moss for minor in possession of alcohol and shoplifting. Moss was released on citations. A juvenile was also taken into custody and turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 96 calls for service on Monday, March 24, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 101 calls for service on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

For Release: 03/23/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of N. Washington Street in reference to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to a juvenile male needing assistance. The juvenile male was returned to a family member and the incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

Officers arrested Adam James Boyd in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for 2nd degree domestic assault. Boyd was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail were he is being held on a $10,000.00 cash only bond.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a report of a shoplifter that fled the area after being approached by an employee. Officers were able to locate and arrest Jeffrey Huffman in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Huffman was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on an Associate Citation.

For Release: 03/21/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/20/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Second Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Phyllis Pugh attempted to make a lane change and struck a vehicle driven by Richard Guilford. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 03/20/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Second Street and Elm Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Debra Huddleston struck a parked vehicle owned by Oats, Incorporated. Minor damage was reported to the vehicle.

On 03/19/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Herriman Street and Woodward Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Tommie Douglas was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle driven by Connie Baughn. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 03/20/2014, officers arrested Jaymes Riggen for driving while revoked following a traffic stop US 65 and MO 190. Riggen was unable to post a required bond and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 03/20/2014, officers recovered a bike at Bryan Street and Locust. The owner of the bike was contacted and bike was later returned.

On 03/19/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Missouri Avenue. Officers arrested Duane Silvers for Domestic Assault. Silver was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 03/20/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Walnut Street. Officers reported the incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/19/2014, officers concluded an investigation of property damage that occurred in the 1600 of Calhoun Street. Officers arrested Tye Evans for property damage. Evans is currently being held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.

On 03/16/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 400 block of Walnut Street. The report was determined to be unfounded.

On 03/18/2014, officers responded to the 400 block of Webster Street reference a person that had been bitten by a dog. Officers issued Jimmie Stoneburner citations for failing to license and failing to provide current rabies vaccination for his dog.

On 03/18/2014, officers arrested Angel Alexander at Green Street and Samuel Street on a Caldwell County warrant for failing to appear on original charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with a motor vehicle. Alexander was unable to post the required bond and was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 03/18/2014, officers arrested Grundy Mallory in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal warrant for a nuisance violation. Mallory posted bond and was released from custody.

On 03/17/2014, officers concluded a theft investigation in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Travis Schneider for shoplifting and minor in possession of alcohol. Officers also arrested Briar Stauffer for shoplifting. Both were released on citations.

On 03/17/2014, officers took a report of domestic assault in the 2700 block of Tomahawk Road. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 03/17/2014, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of 15th Street for a check the well being on a resident. The resident was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for further evaluation.

On 03/17/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Easton Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/17/2014, officers arrested Jasper Eugene Mills in the 400 block of Paul Street on a Livingston County arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Mills was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a $5,000.00 cash only bond.

On 03/17/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Jackson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/17/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Bryan Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/20/2014, officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 700 block of Elm Street. This investigation continues.

On 03/20/2014, officers responded to the 1100 block of Comstock regarding the well being of the resident. Officers transported the resident to Hedrick Medical Center for further evaluation.

On 03/20/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 800 block of Jefferson Street. This investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

For Release: 03/17/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/14/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jill Seaman was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Kristy Clampitt who was also backing from a parking stall.

On 03/16/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Bryan Street and Monroe Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Brett Clark failed to yield to the right of way and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Jacob Hamilton. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 03/16/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Broadway Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/16/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Woodward Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 35 calls for service on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

For Release: 03/16/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/15/2014, officers arrested Jeffery Davenport for driving while revoked following a traffic stop in the 900 block of Bryan Street. Davenport was released on a citation.

On 03/15/2014, officers responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of North Washington Street.

On 03/13/2014, officers arrested Janie Pinkston in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation Violation Warrant. Pinkston was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 03/15/2014, officers recovered an Eddie Bauer backpack in the 600 block of W. Business 36. The items can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 03/15/2014, officers arrested Jasper Eugene Mills for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license, failing to register a motor vehicle, and no insurance following a traffic stop in the 200 block of South Washington Street. Mills was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

For Release: 03/15/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 03/14/2014, officers responded to the 200 block of Williams Street in regards to a report of theft. The incident was later determined to be unfounded.

On 03/14/2014, officers responded to a report of property damage in the 500 block of Walnut Street. This investigation continues.

On 03/11/2014, a set of keys were turned in to the Chillicothe Police Department. They were found at the intersection of East Herriman Street and Paul Street.

On 03/14/2014, officers arrested Ashley Allnutt in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County warrant for 1st degree trespass and 2nd degree property damage. Allnutt posted bond and was released from custody.

On 03/14/2014, officers responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Third Street. The resident was found to be burning trash and the fire spread to a shed at the back of the residence. Officers issued Gary Shelton a citation for illegal burning.

On 03/11/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 400 block of Walnut Street. This investigation continues.

On 03/14/2014, a credit card was found in the 300 block of Mansur Street and was turned in to the Chillicothe Police Department. The owner has not yet been located.

On 03/12/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On 03/11/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street. This investigation continues.

On 03/13/2014, officers arrested Brandi Peniston in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation Violation warrant.

On 03/11/2014, officers took a report of burglary in the 200 block of Tenth Street. This investigation continues.

For Release: 03/13/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/12/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 100 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kyler Sewell was backing into a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 03/12/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 700 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Buddy Griffin was pulling onto a parking space and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a person threatening self harm in the 200 block of Clay Street. Officers made contact and transported the person to HMC for further evaluation and treatment.

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Locust Street in reference to a report of a four people failing to return or pay for rented equipment. The incidents remain under investigation.

For Release: 03/12/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Jackson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On Monday, March 10, 2014, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division in the 500 block of St. Louis regarding a child abuse investigation. The incident was determined to be unfounded.

On Monday, March 10, 2014, officers recovered a firearm in the 500 block of East Business 36. Officers reported the firearm was left at a hotel by its owner who was subsequently contacted and the property was returned.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, officers arrested John Eden in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a City of Chillicothe warrant for failing to appear on three animal related charges. Eden posted bond and was released from custody.

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 900 block of North Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Charla Lane backed into a vehicle driven by Morgan Head.

On Monday, March 10, 2014, officers arrested Jackson Cairns at Jackson Street and Elm Street for minor in possession of alcohol. Cairns was released on a citation.

On Monday, March 10, 2014, officers arrested Amber Anderson in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street for possession of drug paraphernalia. Anderson was released on a citation.

On Monday, March 10, 2014, officers responded to the 800 block of State Street regarding a dog attacking another dog. Officers located the owner of the dog, Emily Prewitt, and she was issued a citation for allowing her dog to run at large.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, officers took a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation continues.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Highway 190 and Hornet Drive. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jessica Martin was following too closely and struck a vehicle driven by Douglas Martin. Martin was cited for following too closely resulting in an accident.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, officer responded to the 1000 block of South Washington Street for a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Sammy Reagin attempted to make a lane change and struck a vehicle driven by Jimmie Still. Officers reported major damage to the Still vehicle. Reagin was cited for making an improper lane change resulting in an accident.

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, officers took a report of harassment in the 100 block of Polk Street. Officers subsequently arrested Clayton McCoy for harassment, and he was transported to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, officers conducted a well being check in the 900 block of Fairlane Drive.

On Friday, March 7, 2014, officers conducted an investigation into a possible assault in the 400 block of Locust Street. Officers determined no assault had occurred.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, officers took a report of an assault that occurred at Clay Street Park. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, March 7, 2014, officers took a report of a theft and fraudulent use of a credit card in the 200 block of Second Street. The suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, March 7, 2014, officers took a report of theft in the 400 block of Jackson Street. This investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 114 calls for service on Monday, March 10, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 102 calls for service on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

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

Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Broadway in reference to a report of a non-custodial parent taking a child from the residence without the consent of the custodial parent. The child and non custodial parent were located a short time later and the incident was determined to be a civil child custody issue. The child was returned to the custodial parent and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to a report of a stolen Debit card. Officers arrested Johnna Lynne Boyd for stealing and resisting arrest. Boyd was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 03/07/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Amber Walton for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and a parole absconder warrant issued by the Missouri Probation/Parole Office. Walton was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in progress in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers reported that the involved parties were gone upon officer's arrival and no arrests were made.

For Release: 03/07/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, officers extradited Scott McNally from the Boone County, Missouri Detention Center on a City of Chillicothe Municipal warrant for operating a vehicle with no driver's license and expired registration. McNally was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On Thursday, March 5, 2014, officers arrested Johnna Boyd in the 1700 block of Boyd Street in a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Boyd was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, officers arrested Mariah Grant in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of minor in possession. Grant posted bond and was released from custody.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 300 block of West Business 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Rashiene Stewart was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, officers took a report of theft in the 400 block of Walnut Street. This investigation continues.

On Thursday, March 6, 2014 officers took a report of property damage to a motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation continues.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 64 calls for service on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

For Release: 03/06/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, officers arrested Carla Mason in the 1300 block of Green Street on a Caldwell County, Missouri Probation Warrant and 2 City of Gallatin, Missouri warrants for failure to appear on original charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Mason was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, officers arrested Jerod Glasgow in the 600 block of Vine Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of Stealing. Glasgow posted bond and was released from custody.

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident near JFK Avenue and Maple Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Cady Hinnen was backing from a private drive and backed into a parked vehicle causing minor damage to the vehicles.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of State Street. The incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Business 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Chantel Miller struck a vehicle driven by Angela Curtis causing minor damage to the vehicles.

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, officers arrested Joseph Shafer in the 1000 block of Graves Street on an active U.S. Marshal's Service Federal Probation Violation Warrant out of the State of Iowa. Shafer was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending extradition.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 89 calls for service on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

For Release: 03/05/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a business in the 600 block of Clay Street receiving two no-account checks. Officers identified the suspect and have forwarded the information to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Second Street in reference to a report of a neglected dog. Officers contacted animal control, and it was determined that the dog had been without adequate food, water, or shelter for several days. Animal Control took custody of the dog, and the incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Cherry Street in reference to a residential burglary. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 03/04/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 03/03/14 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Jefferson and Webster Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Gary Allen was eastbound on Webster Street and was struck by a green Chevrolet pickup that was southbound on Jefferson. The Chevrolet failed to stop at a stop sign and left the scene following the accident. Officers reported moderate damage to the Allen vehicle and the incident remains under investigation.

On 03/03/14, officers were dispatched to a two- vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Randy Price was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Allie Adkison causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Mohawk. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in the 700 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a lost or stolen cell phone in the 600 block of Walnut Street.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property being stolen in the1100 block of Smith Street. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 02/26/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible forgery in the 500 block of Washington Street. The incident was investigated and it was determined that the incident was unfounded and no crime had been committed.

Officers arrested Bradley D. Taylor in the 700 block of South Washington Street on a Grundy County warrant for fail to appear on a traffic citation. Taylor was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and released after posting bond.

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

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of McVey Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Vine Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Dickinson. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers towed an illegally parked vehicle in the 400 block of Martin Street.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 600 block of W. Bus. 36. Officers reported a semi driven by Dennis Noblin backed into a parked vehicle owned by Anthony Brown causing moderate damage.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Michael Blair lost control on the snow packed roadway and slid into a snow pile causing minor damage to the vehicle.

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident near Washington Street and Second Street. Officers reported a vehicle conducting snow removal driven by Ralph Cunningham was backing from a private lot onto Washington Street and backed into the right of way of a vehicle driven by Joan Cockriel. Minor damage was reported.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 47 calls for service on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

For Release: 03/02/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, February 28, 2014, officers transported a subject to Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, MO per a court order.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers responded to the 2600 block of North Washington Street regarding a well-being check. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers took a report of theft in the 300 block of Mansur Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street regarding an incident of shoplifting. Officers arrested Aisha Midgyett for shoplifting and possession of less than 35 grams of synthetic marijuana. Midgyett was released on citations.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of Third Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers took a report of an assault in the 700 block of South Washington Street.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of McNally Street. Officers arrested Junior Lee Forrest Johnson for Trespassing and Resisting Arrest. Johnson was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, officers arrested Kenneth Stevens in the 800 block of Webster Street on a Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Stevens was unable to post the required $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 59 calls for service on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

For Release: 03/01/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, February 28, 2014, officers took a repot of burglary in the 600 block of Missouri Avenue. This investigation continues.

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Verda Bricker was backing from a parking stall and was struck by a vehicle driven by Carol Johnson who was also backing from a parking stall. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on Friday, February 28, 2014.

NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
Capt Tony Kirkendoll
Date 10/29/2013

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

Those people arrested were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

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

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

09/19/2013
Special News Release


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

The following violations were detected:

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

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

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

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


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

  • Providing internal communications capabilities for state agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Natural Resources and State Emergency Management Agency.
  • Providing a statewide interoperability platform and access for local agencies to achieve interoperable communications with local, state, regional and federal agencies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Law

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

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

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

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

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

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