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

For Release: 08/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, officers arrested Justin Thomas Lycan for burglary 2nd degree and stealing in the 1100 block of Jackson St. Lycan was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, officers arrested Matthew Caleb Hicks for shoplifting in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. Hicks was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, officers arrested Joshua Christopher Caudill for stealing and fraudulent use of a credit device in the 900 block of Third St. Caudill was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Ryan Ln. Christopher Lee Mills was arrested for domestic assault 3rd degree. He was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 83 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

For Release: 08/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Saturday, August 22, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on S. Washington St. at Ryan Ln. A vehicle driven by Mark A. Kincel collided with a vehicle driven by Misty D. Worman. Minor damage was reported to Kincel's vehicle.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Maple St. in reference to an assault. Officers arrested Nancy Pearl Robb for assault 2nd degree. Robb was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, officers were dispatched to an unknown injury traffic crash near the intersection of Polk Street and Edgewood Drive. A vehicle driven by Michael A. Mast was traveling eastbound on Polk Street when a vehicle in front of his switched lanes to avoid a collision. Mast went off the roadway to avoid a collision and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported. Minor damage was reported to Mast's vehicle.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

For Release: 08/26/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, August 24, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Clay St. Officers arrested Wendy Lee Pryor for domestic assault 3rd degree. Pryor was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, officers arrested Abigeal Deneece Ashbrook on an active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for burglary 1st degree, trespass 1st degree and property damage 2nd degree in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Ashbrook was processed at the Police Department. She was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, officers arrested Jonathan Patrick Patterson and Trevor James Petree for shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Patterson and Petree were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Jackson St. The incident was determined to verbal in nature. The parties separated and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service and issued 10 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

For Release: 08/25/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/24/15, officers issued 11 traffic citations for exceeding the posted speed limit in a School Zone.

On 08/24/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.

On 08/24/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Walnut Street.

08/24/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Ricky Shoemaker and Holly Farris for domestic assault. Shoemaker and Farris were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/24/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Misty Worman was northbound on Washington stopped at the red light at Ryan Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Mark Kincel was northbound on Washington Street and struck the Worman vehicle in the rear causing minor damage.

On 08/24/15, officers arrested Loralee Gutierrez in the 900 block of Vine Street on a Grundy County Warrant for failure to appear on a charge of Forgery. Gutierrez was transported to the Police Department and was released to a Grundy County Deputy Sheriff as she was unable to post bond.

For Release: 08/24/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/20/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of Fairway and Washington Street. Officers issued Genelle L. Barnett a Municipal Citation for driving with an expired driver's license.

On 08/20/15, officers were dispatched to assist the Livingston County Juvenile Officer on an incident in the 100 block of Brunswick. Officers discovered malnourished animals at the residence. Officers contacted animal control and removed 8 cats from inside the residence. Officers also removed 2 small dogs from an outside kennel that had no food or water. Officers issued a Municipal Citation to Courtney E. Archer for animal neglect.

On 08/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 300 block of South Washington Street. Officers were also advised of a non-related incident of property damage. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a violation of a full order of protection in the 1000 block of Graves Street. The suspect was gone on arrival. Officers located Laquinton Johnson in the 900 block of Webster a short time later and he was arrested for violation of a full order of protection. Johnson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/22/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Michelle R. Jenkins was eastbound on Green Street attempting to turn left onto Washington Street. Jenkins pulled out and struck a vehicle that was southbound on Washington Street driven by Susan K. Murrell causing moderate damage. Jenkins was issued a Municipal citation for failure to yield the right of way and for failing to provide proof of insurance.

On 08/22/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 1500 block of Webster Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/23/15, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Business 36 Hwy in reference to a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Officers made contact with the suspect vehicle and determined that the driver was not intoxicated and no action was taken.

On 08/23/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a local resident falling victim to an on-line computer scam. The victim applied for a loan from a web site and was requested to send a money gram for a sum of money before the loan application could be completed. The resident sent the money gram and later learned that the company was non-existent and the money gram was gone. Officers tracked the web address to a vacant building in California and the money gram went to an address in Canada. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 08/22/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor


On 08/21/15, officers arrested Madison D. Lowrey in the 900 block of Sunnyview on a Livingston County Warrant for endangering the welfare of a child. Lowrey was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.

On 08/21/15, officers completed an investigation on a report of property damage that occurred on 08/03/15 in the 1200 block of Webster Street. Officers arrested Cody M. Lamp for property damage. Lamp was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. 

On 08/21/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Vine Street near the intersection of Fifteenth Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Shantel Cooper was backing from a private drive and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 08/21/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, August 17, 2015, officers took a report of a burglary in the 400 block of Park Ln. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of S. Washington St. Officers arrested Timothy Ryan Shaffer for operating a motor vehicle while driver's license suspended. He was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to a shoplifter in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Megan Joan Hall for shoplifting. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, August 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Cherri L. Smith backed into a vehicle driven by Harry S. Wyse. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at N. Washington St. and Third St. A vehicle driven by Justin L. Andreae collided with a vehicle driven by Nina F. Jones. Jones complained of minor injury and was treated on scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Jones' vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, officers arrested Lester Willis Hutcherson, III, on an active arrest warrant out of the City of Chillicothe for failure to signal and failure to wear seatbelt in the 600 block of Walnut St. Hutcherson, III, was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released.

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Grandview Ave. A juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Police Department. The incident will be referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers responded to 87 calls for service and issued 16 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

For Release: 08/20/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, August 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to an unknown-injury accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Clay Street. Officers arrived on scene and found one male trapped inside of a vehicle. A vehicle driven by Felicia P. Martin was traveling southbound on Washington Street when it struck the rear end of a vehicle driven by Daniel D. Leatherman. A passenger in Martin's vehicle, identified as Gabriel Martin, had become trapped under the dash and was unable to get out of the vehicle. Felicia Martin, Gabriel Martin, and Leatherman were transported by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation. An infant in Martin's vehicle was transported via private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center for evaluation. Both vehicles were towed due to disabling damage. Leatherman was reported with a head injury while Gabriel Martin had reported an injury to his back. Felicia Martin reported an injury to her left arm. Felicia Martin was issued citations for following too closely resulting in an accident and failing to maintain financial responsibility.

For Release: 08/18/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/16/15, officers were dispatched to a report of the theft of gasoline from a boat that was in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/16/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/16/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a report of a shoplifter. Officers arrested Jamie C. Damewood for stealing and possession of a controlled substance. Damewood was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/16/15, officers were dispatched to a report of possible illegal drug use in the 1100 block of Polk Street. Officers arrested Joseph A. Bartz for possession of less than 35 gm of marijuana. Bartz was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 08/16/15, officers initiated a traffic enforcement stop at the intersection of South and Graves Street. Officers arrested Tyler C. Ward for driving while suspended. Ward was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/17/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 08/17/15, officers arrested Brittany Quinn on a Livingston County Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic violation. Quinn was processed and released after posting bond.

On 08/17/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary in the 1200 block of Springhill Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/17/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a small dog in a parked vehicle at a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported the outside temperature to be 87 degrees and the dog was in an unattended vehicle with the windows slightly opened. Officers issued Rebecca Shutterly a Municipal Citation for animal neglect.

For Release: 08/17/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/13/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 100 block of Jackson Street. Officers subsequently located the suspect, Shawn Waverly Heaton, who was placed under arrest for theft and a State of Missouri Parole Absconder warrant. Heaton was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/14/015, officers responded to Washington Street and Ryan Lane regarding a well-being check of a young child riding a bike in the roadway. Officers located the child who had left home without permission. The child's parents were contacted and the child was turned over to the parents.

On 08/14/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Shirley Tye was westbound on Calhoun Street and struck a parked vehicle owned by Erin Singer. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 08/14/2015, officers arrested Elizabeth Fechtig in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Warrant for theft/stealing-value of property/service is more than $500 but less than $25000. Fechtig posted bond and was released with a future Associate Court date.

On 08/15/2015, officers responded to the 1100 block of Calhoun Street regarding an out-of-control juvenile. Officers contacted the Livingston County Juvenile Office and reported the incident. The juvenile was later transported to a juvenile treatment facility.

On 08/16/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. This investigation is on-going.

For Release: 08/14/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Herriman St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, officers took a report of thefts from multiple vehicles in various locations in the city. The investigation is on-going.

The Police Department would like to remind its citizens to not leave anything of value in their vehicles or in view and to make sure their vehicles are locked.

Officers responded to 92 calls for service on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

For Release: 08/13/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, August, 11, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop on Business 36 Highway near Mitchell Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop, Krystal Marie Anderson and David Aaron Mace were arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They were processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, officers were dispatched to a complaint of a barking dog in the 1200 block of Polk St. Vanessa Nicole Peyton was issued a citation for animals annoying humans and animal neglect.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, officers recovered a white and orange Mongoose brand bicycle in the 1000 block of Graves St.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, officers took a report of an assault in the 200 block of Walnut St. As a result of the investigation, Anthony Ray Smith and Ashley Marie Lanning were arrested for filing a false police report. They were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

For Release: 08/12/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers received a report of two dogs running at large at the intersection of N. Washington St. and Anne St. Tammy Sue Frion was issued two citations for dogs running at large.

On Monday, August 10, 2015, officers took a report of a missing juvenile in the 1500 block of Bryan St. As a result, David Wayne Boley was arrested for kidnapping after he and the juvenile were located in Hamilton, MO. He was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Officers were assisted by the Caldwell County Sheriff's office.

On Monday, August 10, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Clay St. at N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Mara L. Graham collide with a parked motor vehicle owned by Dava L. Brummitt.

Officers responded to 100 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

For Release: 08/11/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On August 10, 2015, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Third Street in reference to a report of property damage. A vehicle had been vandalized by someone scratching the paint with what appeared to be a key or another type of sharp object. The investigation is ongoing.

On August 10, 2015, officers were dispatched to a report of an accident that occurred in the 1300 block of Springhill Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Matthew Gingerich was backing out of a driveway and struck a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported and minor damage was observed on both vehicles.

On August 10, 2015, officers responded to the 1200 block of Locust Street in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Officers reported that Imogene Grouse was attempting to hook up a trailer to her vehicle. The vehicle started to roll forward down an incline in the drive and Grouse attempted to enter the moving vehicle to stop it. Grouse fell to the ground and the trailer ran over both of her legs. The vehicle rolled across the street striking a utility pole causing minor damage. Grouse was transported to HMC by EMS for treatment of her injuries.

On August 10, 2015, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Bryan Street in reference to unsanitary conditions for multiple dogs at the residence. The investigation is ongoing.

On August 11, 2015, officers were dispatched to a report of possible child abuse in the 700 block of Cowgill Street. The report was determined to be unfounded.

For Release: 08/10/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/08/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Clay Street. Officers arrested Junior Lee Johnson for domestic assault. Johnson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 08/08/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a person stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Tamara Woodward for stealing and driving while suspended. Woodward was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated female attempting to gain entry into residence in the 100 block of E. Second Street. Officers located the female, who had no identification and gave false information as to her identity. The female was taken into custody and transported to the Police Department. The female was later identified as Andrea McKown from Springfield Mo. McKown was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated male attempting to gain entry into an occupied residence in the 200 block of Third Street and had damaged the front door. Officers arrested Curtis J. Provolt for disorderly conduct. Provolt was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Calhoun and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lanette Adkins was southbound on Washington Street stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Calhoun Street when she was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Scott Riepe causing minor damage. Riepe was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close resulting in an accident.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a report of fraudulent use of a credit device that occurred in the 300 block of S. Washington. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault that occurred in the 3000 block of Bel Air Drive. It was also reported that an intoxicated female had driven away from the residence. Officers located the female near the intersection of Webster and Cherry Street. Officers arrested Trina P. Riley for driving while intoxicated. Riley was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and also charged with domestic assault. Riley was then transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 08/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/07/15, officers were dispatched to a three-vehicle non-injury accident on Washington Street at the intersection of Ryan Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Sherry Williams was stopping in the southbound lane of Washington Street behind another vehicle waiting for the traffic signal to turn green. A vehicle driven by Marcy Clay was southbound on Washington Street and did not see the Williams vehicle was stopping. The Clay vehicle struck the Williams vehicle in the rear pushing the Williams vehicle into the vehicle stopping in front driven by Wilda Crabtree. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles and Clay was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close resulting in an accident.

On 08/09/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Williams Street. Officers arrested Jessica Niffen for domestic assault. Niffen was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/08/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to two shoplifters. Officers took two juveniles into custody for stealing intoxicants. The Juveniles were transported to the Police Department and turned over to the authority of the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

For Release: 08/07/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, August 3, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property in the 700 block of Industrial Rd. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, August 3, 2015, officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1000 block of Graves St. The vehicle was later recovered in Brookfield, MO. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers arrested Kenneth Joseph Iano for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and Maurice Andrew Smith, Jr., for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36, after receiving a call of a smell of marijuana in the business. They were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers arrested Michael Clayton Breeden in the 600 block of Walnut St. for supplying alcohol to a minor. Officers also arrested Dylan James Richardson for possession of alcohol by a minor. Breeden and Richardson were processed at the Police Department. Richardson was released pending a court appearance. Breeden was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers were dispatched to an unresponsive person in the 800 block of Cherry St. The person was determined to be deceased. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance occurring in a vehicle while traveling on Webster St. near Broadway St. Officers contacted the individuals and the incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, officers took a report of identity theft. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

For Release: 08/06/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

Officers were notified of a scam in which a person calls claiming the victim will receive a large sum of money but first must make a deposit. The suspects advise the victim to send the money as a deposit, which goes out of the United States, and then they will receive the large amount of money in return. The suspects then continue to call and ask for more money to make sure the victim will be able to receive the large sum. The Police Department would like to remind our citizens of these types of scams and to be vigilant in answering telephone calls from numbers they don't recognize. Typically these scams help fund drug crimes, terrorism and other criminal activities. Do not send money or give out personal information. Ask questions, hang-up or don't answer the telephone for numbers you don't recognize.

On Monday, July 27, 2015, officers arrested Leon Walter, Jr., for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting arrest in the 300 block of Jackson St. Walter, Jr., was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, officers began an investigation into an assault, peace disturbance and fireworks ordinance violations that occurred in the early morning hours of July 26, 2015, where a group of individuals shot a firework from a vehicle into a business at an employee in the 600 block of W. Business 36 Highway. As a result of this investigation, this report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Liberia St. Lora Kay Kelly was arrested for domestic assault 3rd degree. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, officers took a report of property damage in the 500 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, officers took a report of property damage in the 1200 block of Webster St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, officers contacted a juvenile in the 300 block of Elm St. The juvenile was in possession of tobacco. The juvenile was released to a parent and the case has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Ryan Ln. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 85 calls for service on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

For Release: 08/05/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property in the 900 block of Broadway St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 94 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

For Release: 08/04/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 08/03/2015, officers arrested Jason Dean Petree in the 600 block of Walnut street Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri 64601 on four (4) Jackson County Missouri warrants. Petree was able to post bond and was released with a future court date.

On 08/03/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Calhoun and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Abby Wilkerson was southbound on Washington Street stopped at a red signal at the intersection of Calhoun Street. The Wilkerson vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Richard Judy causing minor damage.

For Release: 08/03/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/30/15, officers took a 13-year-old juvenile male into custody for curfew violation and possession of tobacco products in the 500 block of Washington Street. Officers forwarded the information to the Livingston County Juvenile officer and the juvenile was released to his guardian.

On 07/31/15, officers assisted the Livingston County Children's Division on a Hotline report of possible child neglect in the 1100 block of Smith Street. Officers discovered the living conditions to be marginal, but there were no signs of neglect and the Children's Division will follow up on the incident.

On 07/31/2015, officers responded to a report of theft in the 1100 block of South Mitchell Avenue in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. As a result of this investigation, officers arrested Maggie Schmidt and Thomas Coons for stealing. They were processed at the Chillicothe Police Department and released on Municipal Citations.

On 08/1/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 08/01/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Business 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jennifer Thrasher was was southbound on Washington Street and stopped at the red traffic signal at Business 36. The Thrasher vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Jodi Bohonsky causing moderate damage.

On 08/02/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog left in a vehicle that was parked on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that the temperature was checked at 89 degrees with a heat index of 102 degrees. Officers located the black vehicle and discovered the young puppy was in the vehicle and only one window was down approximately 4 inches. The puppy appeared to be extremely hot and was panting. Officers issued Maggie S. Riddle a Municipal Citation for animal abuse and the puppy was turned over to animal control.

On 08/02/15 officers were dispatched to a report of a theft that occurred in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 08/02/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a shoplifter. Officers arrested Laura Waterman for stealing. Waterman was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

Officers completed an investigation of distribution of a controlled substance in the 700 block of Elm Street. Officers have submitted information to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

For Release: 08/01/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/26/15 officers were dispatched to an accident on a private parking lot where a parked vehicle was struck by another vehicle that left the scene.

On 07/27/15, officers arrested Leon Walter on a Livingston County probation violation warrant. Walter was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/29/15, officers arrested Kyleigh E. Rothman in the 500 block of St. Louis Street on a Daviess County Warrant for 2nd degree burglary, 3 counts of felony stealing, possession of burglary tools and property damage. Rothman was transported to the Police Department where she was processed. Rothman was unable to post a $100,000.00 cash bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/30/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Country Club Drive. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/30/15, officers recovered an abandoned red 20" Huffy bicycle in the 1400 block of Walnut Street.

On 07/30/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Washington Street near the intersection of Green Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by William Davis was northbound on Washington Street and slowed for traffic. The Davis vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Martha Hays. Officers reported moderate damage and Hays was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close.

On 07/30/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Polk Street near the intersection of Jefferson Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Tammy Frion was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle that was parked on Polk Street causing minor damage.

On 07/30/15. officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 2600 block of N. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Tammy Burgiss was attempting to pull from a private drive onto N. Washington Street when she was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Justin Skipper causing minor damage.

On 07/30/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Clay and Dickinson. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Colton Chubick was eastbound on Clay Street and failed to stop at the stop sign at Dickinson. The Chubick vehicle was struck by a vehicle that was southbound on Dickinson driven by Margaret Benitez causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The Chubick vehicle spun after impact and struck a tree. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Chubick was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to stop at a stop sign.

On 07/31/15 officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Katlynn Mosley was southbound in the parking lot when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Ashley Heussner causing minor damage.

On 07/31/15 officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Cherry Street. Officers arrested Detrii D. Hyatt for domestic assault, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and minor in possession of intoxicants. Hyatt was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 07/30/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/29/15, officers arrested Krachenda J. Paustian in the 1000 block of Polk Street on a Livingston County warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance. Officers located controlled substances at the residence and also arrested Ms. Paustian for felony possession of a controlled substance. Paustian was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess De Kalb Regional Jail.

On 07/29/15, officers were dispatched to a report of two prowlers in the 1500 block of Webster St that fled the area on foot. The resident advised that there was a dome light on in one of their vehicles that was parked. The resident discovered that personal items had been stolen from the vehicle. The incident remains under investigation.

On 07/29/15, officers were dispatched to the Livingston County Juvenile Office in reference to a report of illegal drug use. Officers investigated the allegations that were reported by the Juvenile Officer and arrested Daniel A. Bowen, Sherri L. Houston and Miranda Jo Bowen for two counts each of distributing a controlled substance to a minor and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. They were processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing or formal charges.

On 07/29/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 200 block of Gale Street.

For Release: 07/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/26/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. Officers arrested Rhonda Yarbrough in the 400 block of Dickinson Street for driving while intoxicated. Yarbrough was also charged with resisting arrest. Yarbrough was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on Municipal Citations. Officers also arrested Billy Williams on an active Clay County Warrant. Williams was transported to the Police Department. Williams was unable to post bond and was transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail to await extradition.

On 07/27/15, officers arrested Kimberly D. Draper at the intersection of Jackson and Easton Street on a Livingston County probation violation warrant. Draper was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/27/15, Chillicothe Police officers received information on possible suspects that were involved in an early morning business burglary in Gallatin MO. Officers contacted Gallatin Police who responded to Chillicothe. Officers recovered some of the stolen items in Chillicothe and were able to identify all of the involved suspects. Officers then responded to Ludlow Mo to assist the Livingston County Sheriff deputies and Gallatin PD. Two of the three male suspects had been arrested earlier in Chillicothe on non-related charges. The Deputies apprehended the final suspect in Ludlow. As a result of the investigation, three males are being charged with burglary and stealing in Daviess County.

On 07/28/15, officers were dispatched to stop and hold a vehicle in reference to a possible credit card scam that occurred earlier in Macon Mo. Officers located the vehicle and the female suspect in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers took the female into custody and impounded the vehicle at the request of Macon PD. Officers determined that no crime had transpired in Chillicothe and the female was turned over to Macon PD.

On 07/28/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a shoplifter. Officers arrested Mary Lou King for stealing. King was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 07/28/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1200 block of North Washington Street in reference to a report of a shoplifter. Officers arrested Jay D. Kirkhart for felony stealing. Kirkhart was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 07/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/27/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1100 block of South Mitchell Avenue in reference to a shoplifter. Officers arrested Ida M. Smith for stealing. Smith was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 07/27/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 800 block of Easton Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 07/27/15, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Brandi C. Webb for stealing. Webb was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

For Release: 07/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/26/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Walnut Street and Second Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Mercedes Elliott, Trenton, was traveling southbound on Walnut Street and failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Shandie Searcy, Chillicothe, which was traveling eastbound on Second Street. Elliott was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries by EMS and subsequently flown to St. Luke in Kansas City by LifeFlight. Searcy was transported to HMC by EMS for treatment of moderate injuries. Two passengers in the Elliott vehicle were transferred to HMC by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries.

For Release: 07/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/26/2015, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Shy Drive. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/25/2015, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 300 block of Cherry Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/23/2015, officers arrested Kelvin Kimler in the 1700 block of Jennings Place on 6 City of Macon, Missouri, warrants. Kimler was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Macon Police Department.

On 07/25/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Walnut Street and Jackson Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Amanda Olson was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle driven by Donald Reid. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Olson was cited for improper backing resulting in an accident.

On 07/25/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 400 block of Calhoun Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/25/2015, officers received a report of trespassing in the 100 block of East Bridge Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/26/2015, officers arrested Billy Williams in the 400 block of Dickinson Street on a Clay County, MO Warrant for failure to appear. Williams was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Clay County.

On 07/25/2015, officers received a report of property damage in the 200 block of Cowgill Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/26/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/25/2015, officers responded to the 300 block of Jackson Street to a report of a suspicious person looking in the window of a residence. Officers located the person a short time later and arrested Michael Weaver for Trespassing 1st. Weaver was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/25/2015, officers arrested Candice Faulkner and Dominique Hurst in the 10 block of Third Street for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana, possession of less than 35 gram of synthetic marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Faulkner and Hurst were processed and released on citations pending their court appearances.

On 07/26/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Broadway. Officers took protective custody of three juveniles who were turned over to the Linn County Children Division. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/26/2015, officers received a report of an accident where one vehicle left the scene in the 2600 block of north Washington Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/26/2015, officers arrested Rhonda Yarbrough for driving while intoxicated in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. Yarbrough was processed and released pending a court appearance.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 90 calls for service on July 24, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 76 calls for service on July 25, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 67 calls for service on July 26, 2015.

For Release: 07/24/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to a three-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on S. Washington St. at Ryan Ln. A vehicle driven by Vaughn N. Wirts made a sharp turn and collided with a vehicle driven by Haley J. Fitzpatrick causing her vehicle to go backward and collide with a vehicle driven by Amanda M.F. Ernwall. Wirts was issued a citation for improper turn. Minor damage was reported to Fitzpatrick's and Ernwall's vehicles. No damage was reported to Wirts' vehicle.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers arrested Damion Dornel Griffin on an active arrest warrant out of Chillicothe for property damage and a parole violation warrant. Griffen was also charged with resisting arrest. He was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers took a report of child abuse in the 100 block of Herriford St. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, officers arrested Josiah Daniel Robert Heuermann for abuse or neglect of a child in the 600 block of Walnut St. Heuermann was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, officers arrested Jante Kean Glasgow in the 10 block of Third St. on an active parole violation warrant. Glasgow was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond so he was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Webster St.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Walnut St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, officers took a report of a leaving the scene of an accident in the 1500 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, officers arrested Alisha Linette Cheeney for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition following a traffic stop at Jackson St. and Vine St. Cheeney was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, officers arrested Travis Ray Scroggin on an active arrest warrant out of Camden County for a traffic offense in the 600 block of Walnut St. Scroggin was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 10 block of Third St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, officers arrested Gregg Edward Jackman for driving while revoked following a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 36 near Mitchell Ave. Jackman was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Locust St. The parties were separated and no arrests were made.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, officers were dispatched to a possible deceased person in the 1700 block of Hickory St. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and Lindley Funeral Home.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

For Release: 07/23/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, July 19, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Springhill Rd. at Fair St. A vehicle driven by Zachary W. Baker collided with the rear end of a vehicle driven by Dennis K. Loveland. Baker was arrested for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, operating a motor vehicle while driver's license revoked and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident. Baker's vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Baker was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Monday, July 20, 2015, officers arrested Terra Lynette Glasgow in the 900 block of Vine St. for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Glasgow was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on near Calhoun St. and Vine St. Officers arrested Jessica Renae Morgan for assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Dickinson Ave. at Clay St. A vehicle driven by Gwenlyn J. Midgyett failed to yield the right of way and collided with a vehicle driven by Teresa L. Summerville. Summerville and her passenger complained of minor injuries and sought treatment on their own. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Minor damage was reported.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, officers took a report of property damage in the 900 block of Jefferson St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

For Release: 07/22/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to runaway juveniles in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The juveniles were located and released to their parents. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers arrested Joshua Allan Phelps on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a probation violation in the 600 block of Walnut St. Phelps was processed at the Police Department. The warrant carried no bond, so Phelps was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers took a report of a deceased dog in the 1700 block of Borden St. Officers issued Emmalee Ann Oliver a citation for animal abuse.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers arrested Sonya Renee Goertz for endangering the welfare of a child, operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, and exceeding the posted speed limit following a traffic stop in the 300 block of S Washington St. Goertz was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers took a report of a burglary in the 100 block of Clay St. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Missouri Ave. in reference to a fight in progress. Officers arrested Michael Leroy Silkwood for disorderly conduct. Silkwood was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in the 900 block of Jefferson St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 96 calls for service on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Chillicothe Police Department Press Release - Search Warrant/Drug Arrest
July 21, 2015

As a result of the a recent drug investigation conducted by the Chillicothe S.P.I.D.E.R. team, the Chillicothe Police Department served a Livingston County Search Warrant in the 1700 block of Third Street in Chillicothe, Missouri, on July 20, 2015. Narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia were seized as a result of the search warrant. Later in the night, 19-year-old David Ray Gamble was arrested for possession of methamphetamine linked to this investigation and transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pending formal charges. As a result of the search warrant, charges are pending on other individuals within this investigation. The Chillicothe Police Department works fervently day in and day out to ensure the safety of the streets for our citizens; and, as a result of the hard work, we are able to work investigations like this.

For Release: 07/17/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, officers were dispatched to a vehicle traveling on the roadway with juveniles on the trunk of the vehicle throwing newspapers. Officers arrested Katheryn Delores Tantay for endangering the welfare of a child. Tantay was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers arrested Nelson Trevor Ryan Bennett on an active arrest warrant from Saline County for a traffic offense in the 400 block of N. Washington St. Bennett was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post bond and was extradited to Saline County.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers arrested Brittany Ann Quinn on an active arrest warrant from Saline County for failure to appear in the 600 block of Walnut St. Quinn was processed at the Police Department. She posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Smith St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody for property damage in the 200 block of Williams St. Woody was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of E. Second St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. Officers were later dispatched to the same individuals in another domestic dispute on S. Washington St. near First Street. As a result, officers arrested Stephen Aaron Lavely for endangering the welfare of a child, domestic assault 3rd degree, and peace disturbance. Lavely was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, officers recovered a black Hyper Bike Company bicycle in the 1500 block of Walnut St. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

Officers responded to 83 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a criminal offense on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

For Release: 07/16/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, officers arrested William Dean Gardner, Jr., for violating sex offender registration restrictions in the 200 block of Locust Street. Gardner, Jr. was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, officers arrested Austin Keith Vochatzer for possession of alcohol by a minor and minor visibly intoxicated. Vochatzer was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, officers took a report of a stolen bicycle in the 1500 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Andrew W. Peterson collided with a vehicle driven by Seth A. Turbyfill. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

For Release: 07/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington St. at Calhoun St. A vehicle driven by Darby R. Golden collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Lonnie N. Head. Minor damage was reported. Golden was issued a citation for following too closely involving an accident.

Officers responded to 94 calls for service and issued 1 citation for traffic offense on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

For Release: 07/14/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/13/2015, officers arrested Jeffrey McCoy for driving while suspended following a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Washington Street. McCoy was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/13/2015, officers responded to a private parking lot in the 1200 block of North Washington Street to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Nathaniel Kerns struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 71 calls for service on July 13, 2015.

For Release: 07/13/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/07/2015, officers received a report of a burglary and theft in the 1900 block of Meadowlane Drive. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/09/2015, officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 300 block of South Washington Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/09/2015, officers received a report of a dog bite in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. The dog was turned over to animal control per the owner. The victim received minor injuries.

On 07/09/2015, officers arrested Jon Cox in the 1000 block of Graves Street for felony stealing. Cox was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/09/2015, officers arrested Lisa Hollingsworth in the 1000 block of graves Street for theft. Hollingsworth was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/09/2015, officers received a report of property damage in the 200 block of Williams Street.

On 07/09/2015, officers attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 400 block of Elm Street. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Brian Bowman, failed to yield to the officer's traffic stop. The vehicle was pursued eastbound on US 36 highway at a high rate of speed. Stop sticks were deployed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Linn County west of Brookfield which caused the deflation of both front tires to the vehicle . The vehicle was followed into Brookfield where the driver finally came to a stop due to losing the rubber from both front tires. The driver, Bowman, fled on foot, but was subsequently apprehended and taken into custody. Bowman was arrested for driving while revoked, resisting arrest by fleeing, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A loaded 9mm handgun was located in the vehicle. Further charges are pending. A passenger, Cristy Harrison was arrested for hindering prosecution of a felony. Further charges are pending. The Chillicothe Police Department would like to thank the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B and Troop H, Linn County Sheriff's Department, and the Brookfield Police Department with their assistance during this incident.

On 07/09/2015, officers responded to the 400 block of Williams Street regarding a disturbance. Officers arrested Richard Jones for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Jones was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/10/2015, officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Jansen Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/11/2015, officers responded to a business in the 700 block of Elm Street for a report of an individual attempting to pass counterfeit $10 bills. Subsequently, officers arrested Paul Thomas Harvey Jr. for theft, counterfeiting, and tampering with physical evidence. Harvey was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/11/2015, officers arrested Brenda Warren for driving while intoxicated and failing to maintain a single lane following a traffic stop in the 600 block of South Washington Street. Warren was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 07/12/2015, officers arrested Amanda Hicks for defective equipment, no insurance, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop at Elm Street and Second Street. Hicks was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 52 calls for service on July 10, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 63 calls for service on July 11, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 49 calls for service on July 12, 2015.

For Release: 07/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, officers arrested Phillip Dennison Earley on an active arrest warrant out of El Paso County, CO, in the 200 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. Earley was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail to await extradition.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance occurring in a vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Easton St. and Tenth St. Officers arrested Denver Page Devore and Amber Dawn Anderson for failing to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest. They were processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, officers arrested Timothy Brian Livermore on an active Missouri Probation & Parole Violation warrant in the 800 block of Cherry St. Livermore was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury motor vehicle crash in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave. A vehicle driven by Matthew D. Goll backed into a vehicle owned by Amanda M. Howe. Major damage was reported to Howe's vehicle. Goll was issued a citation for improper backing resulting in an accident.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service and issued 2 citations for traffic offenses on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

For Release: 07/08/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, July 6, 2015, officers took a report of burglary and stolen property in the 1500 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, officers arrested Dustin Patric Loucks on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a violation of bond conditions in the area of Bryan St. and Miller St. Loucks was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 108 calls for service on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

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

On 07/05/2015, officers arrested Savannah Thomas in the 800 block of West business 36 for driving while suspended, driving while intoxicated-drugs, and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Thomas was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/06/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/06/2015, officers arrested Tommy Langley for defective equipment and possession of less than 35 grams marijuana following a traffic stop at US 65 and Business 36. Langley was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 07/06/2015, officers received a report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 83 calls for service on July 6, 2015.

For Release: 07/06/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/02/2015, officers arrested Joshua McQuinn in the 1400 block of Third Street for driving while revoked and operating an ATV with an unauthorized passenger. McQuinn was released with Municipal Citations.

On 07/03/2015, officers arrested Timothy Winters in the 1300 block of North Washington Street for peace disturbance and trespassing. Winters was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/03/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Polk Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Charles Maples backed into a vehicle driven by Samantha McKiddy causing minor damage. Maples was cited for improper backing.

On 07/04/2015, officers arrested Courtney Gilgour for driving while suspended, failure to register a motor vehicle, displaying plates of another, and no insurance, following a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Business 36. Gilgour was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 07/04/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Clay Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/04/2015, officers responded to the 800 block of W. business 36 regarding a dog that had been left in a vehicle as the temperature was 86 degrees. Officers cited Jared Perkins for animal neglect.

On 07/04/2015, officers arrested Nicole Fairchild for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license following a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Washington Street. Fairchild was processed and released on a Municipal Citation. The owner of the vehicle, Christopher Branham, was cited for allowing an unlicensed person to operate his vehicle.

On 07/05/2015, officers arrested Thomas James in the 1900 block of Webster Street for unlawful discharge of fireworks and resisting arrest. James was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 74 calls for service on July 3, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on July 4, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 81 calls for service on July 5, 2015.

For Release: 07/03/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers were advised of the whereabouts of a stolen lawn mower which was stolen in May of 2011. The mower was recovered in Kansas City, KS, and returned to the owner.

On Thursday, July 2, 2015, officers took a report of trespassing in the 900 block of Birch St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Thursday, July 2, 2015, officers took a report of lost or stolen wallet in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. The wallet is described as black with a snap approximately 8 inches long with a black MIZZOU logo on it. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded 115 to calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

For Release: 07/02/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers arrested Tibrucio Vincente Almojera for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia on Leeper St. at S. Washington St. Almojera was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers took a report of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident which occurred in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, officers arrested Rebecca Lynn Wilson for stealing which occurred in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. on June 20, 2015. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded 87 to calls for service and issued 2 citations for traffic offenses on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

For Release: 07/01/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, June 29, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Monday, June 29, 2015, officers arrested Sammy Molina, Jr., for operating a motor vehicle with out a valid driver's license in the 700 block of Jackson St. Molina was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, June 29, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on S. Washington St. at Bus. Hw. 36. A vehicle driven by Tom R. Underwood collided with a vehicle driven by Kassandra R. Anderson when Anderson slowed to make a turn. Minor damage was reported to Anderson's vehicle. Moderate damage was reported to Underwood's vehicle.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, officers arrested Linn Olen Hoskins, Illinois, on an active parole violation warrant in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Hoskins was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, officers took a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Edgewood Dr.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury motor vehicle traffic crash. A vehicle driven by Michael B. Hatfield was hauling a deflated swimming pool in the bed of his truck. Junior L. Johnson was riding in the bed of the truck with the pool when the pool blew out of the back carrying Johnson with it. Johnson landed and sustained injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

Officers responded 105 to calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

ARCHIVED NEWS

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

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

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


C-T Photos / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate of Valor
February 23, 2015

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

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

By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY

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

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

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

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


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

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


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


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those people arrested were:

  • April D. Owings of Trenton Missouri was arrested in Trenton Missouri according to the Livingston County warrant for 3 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. These are Class A felony charges and this carried a Cash only Bond of $35,000.

  • Stephanie L Rodriquez of Chillicothe Missouri. She was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. In accordance with the Livingston County warrant, she is charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a Class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

  • Carson A Symmonds of Chillicothe Missouri. He was currently incarcerated in the Grundy County Jail in Trenton on separate charges. He was charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Patricia J Folsom of Chillicothe Missouri. She was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Michael E, Oleson of Chillicothe Missouri. He was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant and charged with Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Blaze M Hussey of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe on the Livingston County warrant for Distribution of not more than 5 grams of marijuana. This is a class C felony and bond was set at $15,000 cash.

  • Billie J. Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash.

  • Kevin D Gray of Chillicothe was arrested in Chillicothe for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond was set at $25,000 cash. 

  • Desmond D Huff of Chillicothe Desmond Huff was arrested 10/29/2013 at 09:30am for Distribution of a controlled substance near a school. This is a class A felony and bond is set at $25,000 cash.

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

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

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

09/19/2013
Special News Release


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

The following violations were detected:

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

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

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

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


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Law

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

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

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

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

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

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