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



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

For Release: 07/09/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 400 block of Vine St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers took a male subject into protective custody in the 1300 block of Monroe St. He was transported to the Police Department and later transferred to a hospital for evaluation.

On Tuesday, July 08, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Smith St. and Williams St. Officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody for driving while revoked. Woody was transported to the Police Department for processing. Woody was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Jackson St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and both parties agreed to separate for the night. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers were advised the missing persons, Christopher Miller, Alan Kitchener and Christina Kaiser had been located at an unknown location in Kansas and were unharmed. Miller was later transported back to Chillicothe.

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, officers were advised of a scam targeting people 60 years of age and older. The report to officers was a male going by the name of Gene Sanderson left a message for the victim stating there was a pending lawsuit against them. The victim did not speak with Sanderson but the message wanted them to call him back as soon as possible. The number given to officers was 360-558-3093. The victim conducted a little research and discovered the telephone number is associated with a company in Washington. The Police Department wants to urge our citizens to be vigilant about their personal information and be aware of possible scams.

Officers responded to 68 calls for service on Monday, July 7, 2014.

Officers responded to 97 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

For Release: 07/06/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/05/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 07/04/2014, officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. Officers concluded the investigation and arrested Monica Bail for fraudulent use of a credit device and theft of a credit device. She was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on July 5, 2014.

For Release: 07/05/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/04/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 700 block of Clay Street. The report was determined to be unfounded.

On 07/03/2014, officers transported a resident in the 400 block of Vine Street to Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri for an evaluation.

On 07/05/2014, officers arrested Brandon Bachman at Clay Street and Vine Street for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons.

On 07/04/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of North Washington Street. The incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 96 calls for service on July 4, 2014.

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

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, officers took a report of possible child abuse in the 600 block of Walnut St. The incident is reported to have occurred in Grandview, Missouri. The report and investigation will be forwarded to the Grandview Police Department for further investigation.

On Monday, June 30, 2014, officers took a report of two stolen motor vehicles and passing bad checks in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. The incident was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, June 30, 2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 400 block of Locust St. in reference to property damage. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Washington St. in reference to fireworks being fired. Officers issued Anthony Warren Gray a citation for unlawful discharge of fireworks.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers arrested Edward Charles Beddingfield, Jr. in the 200 block of N. Washington St. for trespassing. Beddingfield, Jr. 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 Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers arrested Nicki Lynn Swank in the 700 block of Webster St. on an active Livingston County warrant for failure to appear. Swank was transported to the Livingston County Courthouse for an appearance in front of Judge Valbracht. She was then released from custody.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers took a report of three missing people from the 1300 block of Monroe St. Officers are attempting to locate and check the well-being of Alan Lee Kitchener, a white male age 60, Christopher Allan Miller, a white male age 38 and Christina Ann Kaiser, a white female, age 36. All three subjects walked away from The Barnabas Home. Anyone with information about their whereabouts and well-being is urged to contact the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Bus. Hwy. 36 in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrested Hugh Clark Bothwell for peace disturbance. Bothwell was transported to the Police Department for processing. Bothwell was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 101 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various traffic and criminal offenses on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Officers responded to 122 calls for service and issued 1 citations for a criminal offense on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

For Release: 07/03/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of N. Washington St. Officers began an investigation of driving under the influence and arrested Alex Ray Hanson for improper turn and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. Hanson was issued citations and released with a court date. The driving under the influence investigation is pending.

On Monday, June 30, 2014, officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1000 block of Graves St. on June 16th, 2014. A vehicle driven by Kyle W. Wedlock collided with a vehicle driven by Judith S. Dover. No damage was reported.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, officers arrested Tiffany Latouria Midgyett in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on an active Livingston County probation violation warrant. Midgyett was transported to the Police Department for processing. The warrant had no bond, so Midgyett was transported to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department and then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Trenton Rd. in reference to an individual out of control and assaulting an individual. The person was placed in protective custody and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Elm St. Officers arrested Shane Owen Glasgow for driving while suspended. Glasgow 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 Wednesday, July 2, 2014, officers arrested John Jason Young in the 900 block of Elm St. on an active Taney County warrant for distribution/deliver/manufacture/produce or attempt to or possess with intent to distribute/deliver/manufacture/produce a controlled substance and deliver (sell) possess with intent to deliver (sell), manufacture with intent to deliver (sell) drug paraphernalia. Young was unable to post the $50,000.00 cash or surety bond. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition.

On Thursday, July 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Broadway St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. One party left for the night and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to 101 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various traffic and criminal offenses on Friday, June 27, 2014.

For Release: 07/02/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/01/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Broadway Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/01/2014, officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by a Hamilton, Missouri resident was backing near a fuel pump and struck the fuel pump causing major damage. No injuries were reported and no fuel was spilled as a result of the accident.

On 07/01/2014, officers arrested Timothy Stark in the 500 block of Ann Street on a Grundy County, Missouri warrant for passing a bad check greater than $500.00. Stark was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Grundy County Sheriff's Department.

On 07/01/2014, officers conducted a well-being check in the 1500 block of Clay Street. A subject was transferred to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation.

On 07/01/2014, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Walnut Street. The victim refused to cooperate with prosecution and no arrests were made.

Officers arrested James Earp in the 1000 block of Polk Street on a Livingston County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Earp was unable to post the $15,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/01/2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Martin Street and Wise Street. Officers arrested the passenger, Joseph Roberts on a Buchanan County, Missouri felony warrant for Child Neglect. Officers also arrested the driver, Cody McClintick, for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Both Roberts and McClintick were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 102 calls for service on July 1, 2014.

For Release: 07/01/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/30/2014, officers recovered a black wire wagon at Simpson Park. The owner of this item is unknown and the wagon can be claimed by calling 646-2121.

On 06/30/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Charles Sheets, Independence, MO, failed to yield and pulled into the path and struck a vehicle driven by Dale Tolle, Chillicothe, MO, causing moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 07/01/2014, officers responded to a report of an assault in the 1400 block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Carol Head for Simple Assault and Trespassing. Head was released on summons.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 116 calls for service on June 30, 2014.

For Release: 06/30/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Walnut St. in reference to a fireworks violation. The incident involved juveniles and no charges are pending at this time.

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Williams St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, officers arrested Michael Eugene DeHart for burglary which occurred on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the 1300 block of Lambert Dr. DeHart was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Commercial St. in reference to a check the well-being of a subject. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Polk St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers placed a subject into protective custody for threatening self harm. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers took a report of property damage which occurred in the 800 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Gale St. in reference to check the well-being of a juvenile. Officers took the juvenile into protective custody for an investigation regarding child abuse. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Williams St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Neither party wished to pursue charges and both parties separated for the night.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred at the intersection of N. Washington St. and Calhoun St. A vehicle driven by Courtney A. Reith collided with a vehicle driven by Gail A. Reeter. Reith was issued a citation for following too close.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, officers took a report of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident at the Chilli Bay Water Park. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Jackson St. Officers arrested Shane Owen Glasgow for driving while suspended. Glasgow was transported to the Police Department for processing. Glasgow was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Walnut St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Graves St. and South St. A vehicle driven by Michael A. Singer failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Jodi C. Cooper. Singer was issued a citation for failure to stop for a stop sign and Cooper was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of insurance.

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Polk St. for a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested Jace Norman Baker for disorderly conduct. Baker was transported to the Police Department for processing. Baker was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Polk St. in reference to a disturbance. Officers arrested Scott Keith Perschbacher for private peace disturbance. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. Perschbacher was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 68 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various traffic and criminal offenses on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Officers responded to 51 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various traffic and criminal offenses on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Officers responded to 55 calls for service on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

For Release: 06/27/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/26/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Webster Street and Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Rachele Ranes was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Matthew Hopper causing minor damage to the vehicles.

On 06/26/2014, officers arrested Adam Stith in the 400 block of Vine Street on three Sullivan County, Missouri warrants. Stith was also cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stith was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/26/2014, officers responded to a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street in regard to two dogs left inside a vehicle. Officers contacted Lisa Marie Newell-Scopelite, and she was issued a Municipal Citation for Cruelty to Animals.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 108 calls for service on June 26, 2014.

Date: 06/24/2014
For Release: 06/25/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, June 20, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of S. Washington St. in reference to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash. Officers report a vehicle driven by Cora Y. Bearden collided with a vehicle driven by Janet L. Reeter which failed to yield while exiting a private drive.

On Monday, June 23, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Henry St. in reference to an assault by a juvenile. The case will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, officers concluded an investigation of trespassing which occurred on Monday, June 23, 2014, in the 1200 block of Green Street. Due to conflicting statements and lack of evidence the case was closed.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, officers arrested Glenn Allen Lee Harris in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on a Missouri Probation and Parole warrant. Harris was transported to the Police Department. The warrant had no bond, so Harris was transferred to the custody of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, officers arrested James Lee Vail III in the 600 block of Walnut St. on an active Caldwell County warrant for failure to appear. Vail was processed at the Police Department. He posted the $200.00 cash only bond and was released.

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, officers arrested Derek Allen Montgomery in the 600 block of Walnut St. on an active Caldwell County warrant for exceeding the posted speed limit. Montgomery was processed at the Police Department and posted the $200.00 cash only bond and was released with a court date.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Date: 06/23/2014
For Release: 06/24/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Clay St. near Vine St. Officers arrested Joshua Rory Wessels for failing to register a motor vehicle with the Department of Revenue and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Wessels was transported to the Police Department for processing. Wessels was issued citations and released with a court date.

On Monday, June 23, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Green St. in reference to trespassing. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service on Monday, June 23, 2014.

For Release: 06/22/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/21/2014, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog left in a parked unoccupied vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves Street for approximately 30 minutes with the windows slightly down and no water. The dog appeared to be hot and in distress as the temperature at the time was 90 degrees. Officers contacted the owner Robert G. Dahm and he was issued a Municipal Citation for animal abuse.

On 06/20/2014, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog left inside a parked vehicle on a private lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers contacted the owner who had left the dog in the vehicle for at least 25 minutes when the outside temperature was 93 degrees. Officers arrived and the dog was panting and yelping. The owner was located and Mark V. Davis was issued a Municipal Citation for animal abuse.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched with EMS to a residence in reference to a report of an unresponsive person. The person was found to be deceased from natural causes. Officers notified Livingston County Coroner Lindley.

Officers were dispatched to two separate reports of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The incidents remain under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street that occurred the week before. Officers are reviewing video surveillance in an attempt to identify the suspect.

On 06/21/2014, officers investigated a two-vehicle non-injury accident that occurred in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Glenn K. Johnson was backing from a private drive and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 06/21/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Washington and Ryan Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Karen Smith was stopped in the southbound driving lane at the Ryan Lane traffic signal. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Beth Weidner was southbound behind Smith and was unable to stop striking the Smith vehicle in the rear. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles and a passenger in the Smith vehicle complained of minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene.

Officers arrested a female on a warrant for a 96-hour detention and evaluation. The female was transported to a facility for treatment and evaluation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a purse that was stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the 1400 block of Webster Street.

Officers arrested Robert E. Burns in the 1000 block of Cherry Street on a Caldwell County Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of Child Neglect. Burns was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of Broadway and Jackson Street. Officers found no criminal violations but determined that the male had violated a condition of his probation/parole. Information has been forwarded to his Probation Officer.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Maple. As a result of the investigation, Officers arrested Mathew P. Griffith for 3rd degree domestic assault. Griffith was processed and released on an Associate Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 1300 block of Lambert Drive. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 06/22/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/21/2014 at 11:00pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a small child being left alone in a parked vehicle. Officers arrested Gloria R. Gray for child endangerment. The child was turned over to a family member and Gray was transported to the Police Department. Gray was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. The incident has also been referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

For Release: 06/20/2014
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

The Chillicothe Police Department has had two residents that have fallen victim to a Sweepstakes scam. The caller reports that they are the winners of Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. The victims are requested to send money to the Sweepstakes in order to collect their prize. The representative identified himself to both victims as Michael Collins and provided a contact number of 876-463-8381 Please do not fall for this as it appears that they are targeting our area. This scam is nearly impossible to trace as the money is requested to be sent via Green Dot cash card or a similar card purchased over the counter. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.

Date: 06/19/2014
For Release: 06/20/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Broadway St. in reference to domestic disturbance. Officers took custody of a juvenile who had assaulted a family member. The juvenile was transported to the Police Department where the juvenile was released to the custody of the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Bridge St. in reference to a subject terrorizing a neighborhood. Officers arrested Ted Russell Greene for assault on a law enforcement officers and resisting arrested. Greene was transported to the Police Department for processing. Greene was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Cooper St. in reference to tampering with a motor vehicle. Officers arrested Randy Ray Campbell and he was transported to the Police Department for processing. Campbell was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, officers took a report of an non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers report a vehicle driven by Roxanne M. Hale collided with a vehicle driven by Brandy N. Burton. Minimal damage was reported.

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Bus. Hwy. 36 in reference to a two vehicle non-injury traffic crash. Officers report a vehicle driven by David L. Isreal collided with a vehicle driven by Brandon M. Ghisalberti. Minor damage was reported.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on private property in the 200 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Leland O. Sams collided with a display sign. The sign was damaged as a result.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 100 block of Parkview Circle. Officers report John S. Alles was working on a vehicle in his driveway when the vehicle started to roll backward. Alles attempted to stop the car for rolling but was unsuccessful. The vehicle rolled over him while striking a parked motor vehicle and then an electrical transformer box causing damage to both. Alles was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, officers arrested Boyd Martin Gabel on an active Buchanan County warrant for failure to appear in the 800 block of N. Washington St. Gabel was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was released to the custody of the Livingston County Sheriff's Department and later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition to Buchanan County.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to stealing. Officers arrested Tristan Marie Greer for stealing which occurred on Monday, June 9, 2014. Greer was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014, officers arrested Jessica Nicole Hatcher in the 500 block of Samuel St. on an active Caldwell County warrant for failure to appear. Hatcher was transported to the Police Department for processing. Hatcher posted $100.00 cash only bond and was released.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service and issued 2 citations for a traffic offense on Wednesday, June 18 2014.

Officers responded to 86 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Date: 06/17/2014
For Release: 06/18/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor


On Thursday, June 12th, 2014, officers took a report of a possible violation of a court order. Officers conducted an investigation and the case was determined to be unfounded.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, officers arrested Kodi Lee Souders for tampering with a motor vehicle and stealing relating to an investigation from Sunday, June 1, 2014. Souders was transported to the Police Department for processing. Souders was also charged with domestic assault second degree and endangering the welfare of a child for an incident which occurred in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, officers were took a report of peace disturbance in the 300 block of Mansur St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Walnut St. in reference to a Peeping Tom. Officers arrested Santiago Saul Ramirez for invasion of privacy and trespassing in the 900 block of Webster St. 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 Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of N. Washington St. in reference to property damage and stealing from a motor vehicle. Officers arrested Santiago Saul Ramirez in the 900 block of Webster St. for tampering with a motor vehicle, property damage and stealing. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Second St. in reference to a check the well-being. Officers discovered there had been a domestic disturbance. One party left the residence for the night.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of N. Washington St. in reference to property damage and stealing from a motor vehicle. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Springhill St. in reference to check the well-being of a child. While there, officers were advised of a possible domestic assault. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children’s Division. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service and issued one citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Date: 06/14/2014
For Release: 06/16/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Friday, June 13, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. Officers report a vehicle driven by David M. Davis collided with a gas pump causing moderate damage to the pump.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers transported Sharil Lynne Wells from Eastern Reception Diagnostic and Correction Center in Vandalia, MO, to the Chillicothe Police Department and served an active arrest warrant from the City of Chillicothe to Wells. The warrant was for failure to appear and had a bond of $1,000.00 cash only. Wells was processed and unable to post the bond, so she was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers took a report of a possible burglary in the 600 block of Missouri Ave. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers arrested Rodney Stephen Kiel in the 600 block of Walnut St. for possession of a controlled substance. Kiel was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers towed an abandoned, illegally parked motor vehicle at Gravesville Park.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, officers recovered a bicycle in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The bicycle is described as a boys turquoise in color 20" Roadmaster Ridge Jumber.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Smith St. in reference to a person threatening self harm. The person was placed into protective custody and was transported to evaluation.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, officers received a report of possible child abuse in the 1400 block of Alexander St. Officers conducted an investigation and determined the report to be unfounded.

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle traffic crash in which the vehicle left the scene on Maple St. near Central Ave. Officers located the vehicle a short time later. Officers report a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old panicked after the collision and went to their residence. Minor damage was reported.

Officers responded to 90 calls for service on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

For Release: 06/14/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/13/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Montgomery Street and Missouri Avenue. It was reported a vehicle driven by Benjamin Rinehart failed to yield at a stop intersection and struck a vehicle driven by Michael Blair. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On 06/13/2014, officers arrested Jordan Gillilan in the 1500 block of Jackson Street on a Livingston County warrant for tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. Gillilan was unable to post a $2,500.00 cash or corporate bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/13/2014, officers arrested Spencer Pittman in the 300 block of Calhoun Street on a Probation Violation Warrant. Pitman was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/10/2014, officers assisted the Marshall, Missouri Police Department with locating stolen property at a local pawn shop.

On 06/13/2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 1400 block of Alexander Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on June 13, 2014.

For Release: 06/13/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/10/2014, officers arrested Byron Wash in the 200 block of Locust Street for Driving While Suspended. Wash was also arrested on two City of Chillicothe Warrants for failing to appear and a Platte County Warrant for failing to appear. Wash was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/11/2014, officers arrested Charles Henson at Jackson Street and Vine Street for reckless driving, failing to stop at two stop signs, and driving while suspended. Henson was released on citations.

On 06/11/2014, officers arrested Lester Hines in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Parole Warrant. Hines was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

In the early morning hours of 06/13/2014, officers located an elderly female driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of US 36 Highway near Mitchell Road. It was discovered that the female was reported missing and endangered out of the State of Iowa. The female was taken into protective custody and later taken to a local hotel until a relative arrived.

On 06/13/2014, officers conducted a well-being check in the 600 block of Madison Street. The resident was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 112 calls for service on June 11, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on June 12, 2014.

Date: 06/10/2014
For Release: 06/11/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, officers took a report of property damage in the 1600 block of Polk St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, officers arrested Jered Drew Williams on an active arrest warrant from Carroll County for failure to appear in the 400 block of Jackson St. Williams was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was unable to post the $2,500.00 cash only bond. He was then transferred to Carroll County.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Date: 06/09/2014
For Release: 06/10/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Cooper St. in reference to a person receiving threats. Officers made contact and discovered the threats stemmed from a domestic disturbance that occurred on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the 1000 block of Polk St. Officers conducted an investigation and neither party wished to pursue the matter further.

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 500 block of Park Ave. A vehicle driven by Emma J. Griffin collided with a set of mailboxes causing minor damage.

On Friday, June 6, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on Third St. at Hickory St. A vehicle driven by Mary A. Wessing collided with a vehicle driven by Liana L. Carr. Damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Friday, June 6, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 500 block of S. Washington St. Officers advise a vehicle, described as a red rollback single cab pick-up with a white pick-up on the flatbed and towing a small red car was seen leaving the area. Officers report a vehicle owned by Jennifer Grey and a vehicle owned by Charlene Richardson were struck while they were parked unattended. The striking vehicle left the scene prior to officers arrival. Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to call the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Monday, June 9, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 300 block of Mansur St. Investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Monday, June 9, 2014.

For Release: 06/09/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/08/2014, Officers arrested James Biswell in the 500 block of North Washington Street for possession of drug paraphernalia-methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. Biswell was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 66 calls for service on June 8, 2014.

For Release: 06/08/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/03/2014, officers transported a subject to Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri for treatment.

On 06/07/2014, officers arrested Kenten Williams at Elm Street and Jackson Street for possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine. Williams was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/07/2014, officers arrested Brian Gatson in the 10 block of Third Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failing to appear on originals charges of expired license and fail to provide proof of insurance. Gatson posted bond and was released from custody.

On 06/07/2014, officers arrested Joel Kellison in the 10 block of Third Street on a Livingston County Warrant for failing to appear on original charges of assault/attempt assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and peace disturbance. Kellison was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/07/2014, officers returned a bicycle to the owner as it was recovered by the CPD earlier in the week.

On 06/06/2014, officers arrested Shannon Edmisson in the 500 block of West Mohawk for Peace Disturbance. Edmisson was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/08/2014, officers arrested Colton Duncan in the 300 block of north Washington Street for driving on a suspended license, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia-methamphetamine. Duncan was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on June 6, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on June 7, 2014.

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

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Washington Street near Park Lane. Officers arrested Addelyn C. Stottlemyre for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. Stottlemyre was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a person receiving an insufficient funds check. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a residential burglary and theft in the 500 block of Vine Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at the Grand River access on US 65. Officers arrested Jimmie Sharnhorst on a Saline County Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Sharnhorst was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Webster Street. Officers issued Bobbi S. Newton citations for improper right turn and a window tint violation.

Date: 06/04/2014
For Release: 06/04/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick


Reference: Special News Release

On 06/04/2014, Chillicothe Police Officers, the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole, and the Children's Division responded to the 1700 block of Third Street in Chillicothe, MO in reference to a hotline call. The investigation at the scene led officers to the 600 block of Missouri Avenue which resulted in the seizure of a methamphetamine lab.

Michael Holtzclaw (29), Josh Holtzclaw (27), Kelly Holtzclaw (27), and Sarah Holtzclaw (26) were all arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia. All four suspects were transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Six juvenile children were taken into state custody for their protection.

The Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with collecting and disposing of the methamphetamine lab components.

For Release: 06/04/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/02/2014, officers arrested Kerina Rhoton for shoplifting in the 200 block of North Washington Street. She was released on a citation.

On 06/03/2014, officers took a report of burglary and theft in the 1500 block of Jackson Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/03/2014, officers recovered a bicycle in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. The bicycle can be claimed at the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 06/04/2014, officers arrested Henry Harper for failing to signal and operating a vehicle on the highway without a valid license following a traffic stop at Ryan Lane and Brunswick Street. Harper was released on citations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on June 3, 2014.

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

On 06/02/2014, officers arrested Virel Johnson in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Parole Violation Warrant. Johnson was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 06/02/2014, officers responded to the 400 block of Reynard Street for an unattended death. It was discovered the residence passed from natural causes.

On 06/02/2014, officers arrested Abby Cooley in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Parole Violation Warrant. Cooley was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 06/02/2014, officers arrested David Blevins in the 3100 block of Litton Road for possession of a controlled substance on a Correctional Facility. He was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 06/02/2014, officers took a report of theft in the 900 block of Calhoun Street.

On 05/26/2014, officers responded to the 600 block of Elmdale Road regarding animal neglect. Animal Control took the dog into custody and officers issued Brady Ward a citation for animal neglect and owning a dog without proper vaccinations.

On 05/25/2014, officers took a report of child endangerment and harassment in the 1300 block of Calhoun Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/02/2014, officers conducted a well-being check in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 86 calls for service on June 2, 2014.

Date: 05/30/2014
For Release: 06/02/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On April 16, 2014, officers began an investigation of stealing and fraudulent use of a credit device. As a result, officers arrested Autumn Octavia Rowe in the 600 block of Walnut St. She was processed and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Clay St. in reference to animal abuse. As a result officers arrested Brennan Drew Walker for animal abuse. Walker was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, officers took a report of a lost or stolen bicycle in the 600 block of Walnut St.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Polk St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, officers arrested James Harleon Purcell in the 800 block of Easton St. for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Purcell was transported to the Police Department for processing. Purcell was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Missouri Avenue in reference to possible drug activity. As a result, officers arrested Vernon Wayne Hines for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Hines 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, May 31, 2014, officers concluded an investigation of stealing. Michael Kamren Lent was arrested for stealing. He was processed at the Police Department. He was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, officers arrested Lacey Leanne Stith in the 10 block of Elm St. for possession of synthetic marijuana and unlawful used of drug paraphernalia. Stith 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 Saturday, May 31, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Webster St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. It was found to be verbal in nature.

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of N. Washington St. in reference to check the well being of a subject. Officers contacted a subject who was impaired and under the supervision of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. The incident was forwarded to Probation and Parole for review.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Morningside Dr. in reference to an unattended death. It appears as if the person died of natural causes. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's Office.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36 in reference to a suspicious person. As a result, Edward Charles Beddingfield, Jr. was arrested for peace disturbance. 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 Sunday, June 1, 2014, officers took a report of stealing which occurred in the 1300 block of Burnam Rd. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property which occurred in the 1300 block of Locust St. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Clay St. in reference to tampering with a motor vehicle and stolen property. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 97 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service and issued 6 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Officers responded to 52 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

For Release: 05/30/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/28/2014, officers arrested Hunter Caselman for driving with a suspended license, expired plates, and no insurance, following a traffic stop in the 500 block of Williams Street. Caselman was released on citations.

On 05/29/2014, officers received a report of a hit and run in the 200 block of Clay Street. Investigation continues.

On 05/29/2014, officers concluded a theft investigation in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Officers arrested Rian Lewis and Sarah Crosser for Shoplifting. They were released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/29/2014, officers arrested Deanna Wallace in the 1400 block of Alexander Street on a City of Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for Failure to Appear. Wallace was released after posting bond.

On 05/29/204, officers arrested Nicholas Reynolds for shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Reynolds was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on May 28, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 110 calls for service on May 29, 2014.

Date: 05/27/2014
For Release: 05/28/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, officers arrested Drew Colton Wilkison in the 400 block of Clay St. for stealing, accessory to burglary and unlawful use of a weapon. Wilkison 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 Monday, May 26, 2014, officers were dispatched to an unresponsive subject in the 1600 block of Webster St. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, officers took a person into custody for self protection.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 200 block of Elm St. An investigation was conducted and the case was closed.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, officers took a report of child endangerment in the 1200 block of Third St. An investigation was conducted and the case was closed.

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. Investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 49 calls for service on Monday, May 26, 2014.

Officers responded to 109 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.

Date: 05/23/2014
For Release: 05/26/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers took a report of subjects entering a business, eating a meal and leaving without paying for the meal in the 300 block of N. Washington St. As a result of the investigation, Zachary Taylor Leihgeber, Shawn Edwin McBee and Nicholas Wayne Reynolds were arrested for stealing. They were processed at the Police Department and issued citations for stealing and released with a court date.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Trenton Rd. in reference to check the well being of a child. The child was found to be unharmed and no charges are pending at this time.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of McVey St. in reference to animal neglect. William Lindsey Franks was issued a citation for animal neglect and no city animal tags.

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred on the east bound exit ramp of U.S. Hwy. 36 at U.S. Hwy. 65. Officers report a vehicle driven by Hope M. Peters was struck and the driver of the second vehicle left the scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 660-646-2121.

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, officers took a report of forgery and stolen property which occurred in the 900 block of Third St. Investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, officers recovered a bicycle in the 10 block of Hickory St. The bike is described as a boys green Next brand bike with 20 inch wheels.

On Friday, May 23, 2014, officers took a report of a possible violation of an Ex Parte in the 600 block of Walnut St. Investigation is on-going.

On Friday, May 23, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle traffic crash located on Clay St. near Dickinson Ave. Officers report a vehicle driven by Joyce I. Cooper collided with a vehicle driven by Sophie J. Chambers. Cooper was issued a citation for improper turn resulting in an accident and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On Friday, May 23, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Jefferson St. in reference to trespassing. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cowgill in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature. One of the parties agreed to leave the residence for the night.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Monroe St. in reference to stolen property. As a result, Officers arrested Rebecca Darlene Wilkinson for stealing. She was transported to the Police Department for processing. Wilkinson was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Washington St. in reference to a leaving the scene of an accident.

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, officers arrested Anthony Ray Smith in the 200 block of N. Washington St. on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation. The warrant did not have a bond, so Smith was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1200 block of Broadway St. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Asher St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result, Bradley James Leatherman was arrested for domestic assault. He was processed at the Police Department. He was issued a citation and released with a court date.

Officers responded to 112 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Officers responded to 59 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal offenses on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Officers responded to 51 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a criminal offense on Sunday, May 25, 2014,

For Release: 05/23/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Nicki L Swank in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a Livingston County Warrant for felony leaving the scene of an accident and a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for Shoplifting. Swank was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. No arrests were made.

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

Officers arrested John J. Young in the 2700 block of North Washington Street on a Livingston County Felony Warrant for tampering with a motor vehicle. Young was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 94 calls for service.

For Release: 05/21/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/21/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 10 block of JFK Terrace. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Richard Lafferney was backing from his drive and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 1100 block of Oak Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifters at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Cheyanne R. Davis for shoplifting. Officers also took a juvenile female into custody for shoplifting. Officers transported Davis and the juvenile female to the Police Department. Officers processed Davis and she was released with on a Municipal Citation. The juvenile was released to a parent and the incident was turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers arrested Erin Singer in the 1500 block of Washington Street for driving while suspended. Singer 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 stealing in the 300 block of Washington Street. As a result of the investigation, Zachary T. Leihgeber and Shawn E. McBee were arrested for stealing and filing a false affidavit. Both were processed and released on Municipal Citations. Officers are attempting to locate a third suspect that has been identified.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a distraught female in the 600 block of Walnut Street. The female was transported to HMC by Chillicothe EMS for treatment and evaluation.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 116 calls for service.

For Release: 05/21/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Gy Owens and Nanthana Woodland in the 600 block of Walnut Street on Livingston County Warrants for Making a False Affidavit to Mislead a Public Servant. Owens and Woodland were processed and released after posting bond.

On 05/20/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Clay and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Marcie J. Sharp was eastbound on Clay and failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Street. Sharp pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Edward Douglas and they collided causing moderate damage. The Sharp vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers were dispatched to a report of fraudulent and identity theft. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a fraud/scam in the 1400 block of McVey. The victim received a threatening phone call from what was said to be a collection agency. The victim paid the amount that the caller demanded. The victim then attempted to call the person back to confirm her payment had been credited. The victim advised that the who ever answered the phone hung up on her.

Officers arrested Erin Singer in the 200 block of East Jackson Street for driving while suspended. Singer was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Walnut Street. Officers arrested Richard L. McCracken for assault. McCracken was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers arrested Scott M. White on a Livingston County Warrant for failure to obey Judge's Order. White was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 88 calls for service.

For Release: 05/19/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Lisa M. Deshazier in the 1200 block of Washington Street for driving while suspended. Deshazier was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of passing bad checks in the 500 block of Washington Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/17/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 600 block of Webster Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by David Eastin was backing and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of phone harassment in the 500 block of West Mohawk. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Mohawk. Officers arrested Shannon Edimsson for disturbing the peace. Edmisson 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 person trespassing in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Jace N. Baker for 1st degree trespassing. Baker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Business 36 and Washington Street. Officers arrested Michael G. Short on a Daviess County Warrant for failure to pay on the original charge of trespassing. Short was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

Officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 900 block of Third Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Alison M. Yeomans for shoplifting. Officers also took a juvenile male into custody for shoplifting. Yeomans and the juvenile were transported to the Police Department. Yeomans was processed and released on a Municipal Citation and the incident on the juvenile was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and Clay Street. Officers arrested Karen Mallory for driving while suspended. Mallory was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers were dispatched to a report of found property in the 200 block of Park Lane. Officers located the owner of the property and it was returned.

Officers were dispatched to a report of failure to return rented equipment in the 600 block of Locust Street. The incident remains under investigation.

Date: 05/15/2014
For Release: 05/16/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, officers began an investigation of forgery, which occurred at various places in Chillicothe. On Monday, May 12, 2014, the victim no longer wished to pursue the case any further so the case was closed.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop at First St. and Cherry St. As a result of the stop, Natasha Lorraine Ingersoll was arrested for driving while revoked, failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to register motor vehicle, failure to wear seatbelt, and failure to stop for stop sign. Ingersoll was transported to the Police Department for processing. She was issued citations and released with a court date.

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, officers took a report of burglary and stolen property from the 100 block of Garfield Ave. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Broadway Ave. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers took a report of a burglary which occurred in the 1400 block of Alexander St. Investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, officers took a report of a dog that bit a person in the 1200 block of Jackson St. As a result, Chancelor Wade McLemore was issued a citation for failure to obtain a city dog license, dog running at large and failure to obtain current vaccinations.

Officers responded to 97 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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

Officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary of an unoccupied residence in the 200 block of JFK. The incident remains under investigation.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Washington and First Street. Officers arrested the driver, Travis W Walker for driving while suspended. Walker was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations. Walker's vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at South Mitchell and Corporate Drive. Officers arrested the driver, Holly S. McCracken for driving while suspended. McCracken was transported to the Police Department were she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 05/13/2014 officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Brunswick Street. Officers reported that a gas powered scooter driven by Joshua Michael Hacksworth was struck by a vehicle driven by Robin Park Kellison after Hacksworth failed to yield the right of way. The scooter received extensive damage and minor damage to Kellison's vehicle was reported. Hacksworth reported minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Hacksworth was issued Municipal Citations for No Valid Driver's License and Fail to Yield Right of Way.

On 05/13/2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Douglas Wilson was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Julie A. Johnson causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 116 calls for service.

For Release: 05/13/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers arrested Alisha M. Laws in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Putnam County Warrant for 1st degree Trespass. Laws was processed and released after posting bond.

Officers arrested Colton Duncan in the 300 block of Calhoun Street on Livingston County warrants for failure to appear on charges of possession of less than 35gms marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop for a school bus receiving or discharging children and two charges of driving while suspended. Duncan was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a strange odor in the 1000 block of Polk Street. Officers investigated and then took the reporting party into custody for self protection. The person was transported to HMC for treatment and evaluation. The person was then transported to another facility for further treatment.

ON 05/12/14 Officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident in the 300 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Steven J. Clark was southbound on Washington Street. Clark reportedly had a seizure and his vehicle drifted off the east side of the road striking a light pole and coming to rest in a parking lot at the intersection of Third and Washington Street. Clark refused medical treatment at the scene. Officers reported that the concrete light pole was destroyed and Clark's pickup received extensive damage. The pole was removed by Chillicothe Municipal Utilities and the Pickup was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

Officers were dispatched to two reports of the theft of Gasoline in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. The incidents remain under investigation.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 81 calls for service.

For Release: 05/11/2014
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/06/2014, officers arrested Shane Glasgow in the 400 block of Vine Street for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

On 05/10/2014, officers arrested Dedrick McGuire in the 600 block of Business 36 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. McGuire was incarcerated at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 05/07/2014, officers took a report of property damage and trespassing in the 1400 block of Third Street.

On 05/06/2014, officers arrested Charles Beddingfield in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive for Trespassing and Peace Disturbance. Beddingfield was incarcerated at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 05/09/2014, officers arrested Jerry Howard in the 1100 block of Locust Street for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

On 05/10/2014, officers responded to the 1400 block of Trenton Road in regards to a report of Peace Disturbance and subsequently issued Joshua Davis a citation for peace disturbance.

On 05/09/2014, officers arrested Brian Gardner near US 36 and Hwy CC for driving while intoxicated-aggrevated offender, following too close, careless and imprudent driving, failing to drive within a single lane, following a traffic enforcement stop. Gardner was incarcerated at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 05/06/2014, officers arrested Jessica Ishmael near Trenton Road and Litton Road for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and property damage. Ishmael was incarcerated at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

On 05/09/2014, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Green Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Christina Stevens failed to yield the right of way and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by David Gilgour causing a collision. Stevens was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 05/09/2014, officers responded to a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street in regards to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Sarah Moore stuck a vehicle driven by Mathew Hopper. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on May 9, 2014.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 64 calls for service on May 10, 2014.

For Release: 05/09/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Third Street in reference to a report of a small unattended child near the street. Officers made contact with the child's parent who had discovered the child had opened the door without her knowledge and the child was back inside the residence. Officers have referred the incident to the Livingston County Children's Division for follow up.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible residential burglary in the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive. Officers determined that three males, who were moving a neighbor, inadvertently entered the wrong apartment and removed some items. Once the error was discovered, the property was returned and no arrests were made.

On 05/08/14, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Monroe Street in reference to an accident that occurred several minutes earlier at the intersection of Washington and Locust Street. Christopher Miller reported that he was attempting to cross Washington Street when he bent over to pick up an item that he dropped. Miller reported that when he bent over, his shoulder was struck by a northbound trailer on a tractor-trailer unit. Miller reported that the tractor-trailer continued northbound. Miller complained of shoulder injuries and was transported by EMS to HMC for treatment.

Officers completed an investigation involving a reported theft from the 200 block of W Business 36 Highway. Officers arrested Cody Lee Dover for felony stealing. Dover was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 99 calls for service.

For Release: 05/08/14
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Third and Brunswick. Officers arrested Travis Geyer for driving while suspended and no insurance. Geyer was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/04/14 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Maria Childs was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Christina Livingston that was backing from a parking stall across the driving lane from the Childs' vehicle. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.

Officers arrested Richard Stimpson in the 800 block of Business 36 Highway for driving while intoxicated. Stimpson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 120 calls for service.

Date: 05/06/2014
For Release: 05/07/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 5, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Lee Ann Mohr collided with a vehicle owned by Bonnie J. Hendrix. Minor damage was reported.

On Monday, May 4, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash which occurred at the intersection of N. Washington St. and Polk St. A vehicle driven by Karma L. Summers collided with a vehicle driven by Matthew H. Cypert. Moderate damage was reported.

On Monday, May 4, 2014, officers responded to the 100 block of Webster St. in reference to check the well-being of a juvenile. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Ann St. at Elm St. As a result, officers arrested Jeffery Dwaine Morris for driving while revoked, failure to stop for a stop sign, and he had two active arrest warrants - one for a probation violation which carried a $2,500.00 cash only bond and a parole violation which had no bond. Officers also arrested Brenda Lea Burnett for possession of a controlled substance. Morris and Burnett 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, May 6, 2014, officers arrested Joshua John Cunningham on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear from Benton County, Arkansas, in the 600 block of Webster St. The warrant carried no bond so Cunningham was transferred to Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition to Benton County, Arkansas.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Burnam Rd. The incident was found to be verbal in nature and one party left the residence.

Officers responded to 92 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014.

Date: 05/05/2014
For Release: 05/06/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident which occurred in the 500 block of Grandview Ave. Officers report a vehicle driven by Fred W. Gaston collided with a vehicle owned by Angelina Ciccarello. Minor damage was reported.

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, officers received a report of a male asking citizens if they knew where he could purchase illegal drugs in the 200 block of N. Washington St. Officers made contact and later arrested Edward Charles Beddingfield, Jr. for disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. Beddingfield, Jr., was issued a citation and released with a court date.

On Monday, May 5, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Clay St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, May 5, 2014, officers assisted the Livingston County Sheriff's Department with a disturbance in the 10 block of N. Mitchell Ave. The incident was found to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, May 5, 2014, officers arrested James Christian Purcell on an active arrest warrant for a probation violation in the 800 block of Easton St. Purcell was unable to post the $10,000.00 ten percent cash only bond. Purcell was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Monday, May 5th, 2014.

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

Officers arrested Raven Pittman in the 600 block of Walnut Street on two Chillicothe Municipal Warrants for failure to appear or pay on fines. Pittman was processed and released after posting bond.

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

On 05/03/14, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 500 block of Grandview. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Fred Gaston was backing from a private drive and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

On 05/04/12, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of First and Hickory Street Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Latoya Ramer had backed from a private drive and had started to move forward when a vehicle driven by Donald Sturguess backed from another drive and struck the Ramer vehicle causing minor damage.

Officers were dispatched to a report of stealing in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Joel Kellison for stealing. Kellison was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Clay and Cherry Street. Officers arrested Jared Livengood for driving while suspended. Livengood was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Associate Citations.

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Officers arrested Timothy A. Taylor in the 300 block of Wilson Street on a Livingston County Probation/Parole violation warrant. Taylor was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm. Taylor was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of Washington Street in reference to an intoxicated male asking other customers where he could buy drugs. Officers arrested Edward C. Beddingfield for disorderly conduct. Beddingfield was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. Officers were called back to the same business a few hours later to a report that the same male had returned and was asking other customers where he could purchase drugs. Officers arrested Beddingfield again and transported him to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. It was also reported that Beddingfield had been at a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street earlier also asking other customers where he could purchase drugs.

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

Date: 05/02/2014
For Release: 05/02/2014
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Chubick

Earlier today the Police Department notified our citizens of a White Faced Capuchin Monkey that had escaped from an owner here in Chillicothe, MO.

This afternoon, after the owner had attempted to shoot the monkey with a tranquilizer gun approximately five times, he authorized Chillicothe Police Officers to put the monkey down for public safety. At approximately 1614 hours, the monkey was observed running Westbound on McCormick Street towards Washington Street (U.S. Highway 65) and the animal was put down by officers.

Date: 05/01/2014
For Release: 05/02/2014
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, April 28, 2014, officers began an investigation of passing bad checks in the 500 block of N. Washington St., which occurred in January of 2014. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, officers took a report of stolen property in the 500 block of St. Louis Ave. Investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, officers arrested Christopher Robert Brannam in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on a probation violation warrant. Brannam was transported to the Police Department for processing. The warrant did not have an allowable bond so Brannam was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Timberlane Dr. in reference to an unattended death. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, officers conducted a traffic stop on Broadway St. near J.F.K. St. As a result of the stop, Allie Anne Adkison was issued a citation for failing to register a motor vehicle with the Department of Revenue and displaying plates of another.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service and issued 10 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, May 1st, 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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