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

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

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 05/26/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at approximately 11:45 a.m., officers arrested Kelvin Lynn Kimler on four active arrest warrants for failure to appear out of the City of Macon in the 400 block of Williams St. Kimler was transported to the Police Department for processing. While there, he committed property damage. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 9:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at S. Washington St. near Ryan Lane. A vehicle driven by Jason C. Mitchell collided with a vehicle driven by Mark T. Warren. Mitchell was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way involving a motor vehicle crash.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service and issued 2 citations for a traffic offense on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

For Release: 05/25/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at approximately 7:35 a.m., officers took a report of a burglary in the 10 block of Hickory St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at approximately 5:18 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1200 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 85 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

For Release: 05/24/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/23/2016 at 8:37 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary and theft in the 10 block of Hickory Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 05/23/2016 at 12:06 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Park Lane. Officer reported a vehicle driven by Helen Robinson backed in to a vehicle driven by Lesley McAdams causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 87 calls for service on May 23, 2016.

For Release: 05/23/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/18/2016 at 9:55 p.m., officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident where one driver left the scene in a private parking lot in the 1700 block of Locust Street.

On 05/19/2016 at 11:15 p.m., officers responded to a business parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of a fight in progress. Officers arrested Colten Ashford and Miles Waller for Disorderly Conduct by fighting in public. Ashford and Waller were processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/19/2016 at 4:21 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 800 block of Dale Drive. This investigation is on-going.

On 05/20/2016 at 12:02 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Sean Stretch for theft. Stretch was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers also arrested Kyle McGrath for theft, a Livingston County warrant for failing to appear on a traffic violation, and a Benton County warrant for failing to appear on a conservation violation. McGrath was processed at the police department, posted the required bond on the charge and the warrants and was released from custody.

On 05/20/2016 at 11:08 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Third Street to a report of two small children in the street. Officers located the children, who had been removed from the street by a concerned citizen that had driven by the location. Officers were able to locate the parents of the children who had been asleep inside the residence. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Livingston County Children's Division. No charges are being sought at this time.

On 05/20/2016 at 1:45 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of St. Louis Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature, parties agreed to separate for the evening, and no arrests were made.

On 05/21/2016 at 1:29 a.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 600 block of Webster Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested James Mohr for assault. Mohr was processed at the police department, cited, and released after he posted a cash bond.

On 05/21/2016 at 6:15 p.m., officers responded to a 3-vehicle non-injury accident on Clay Street near Martin Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Roxanne Hale was westbound on Clay Street and struck two legally parked vehicles. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 05/22/2016 at 2:15 a.m., officers arrested Colton Duncan for driving while suspended at Calhoun Street and Easton Street. Duncan was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/22/2016 at 3:56 a.m., officers arrested Daric Eaton, Cameron, on a State of Missouri Parole Violation warrant. Eaton was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 70 calls for service on May 20, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on May 21, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on May 22, 2016.

For Release: 05/20/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor


On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at approximately 9:55 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a traffic crash which occurred in the 1700 block of Locust Street. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 77 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

For Release: 05/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1100 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 2:42 p.m., officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle owned by Brandy S. Barclay was struck by a vehicle that later left the scene. Minor damage was reported.

Officers responded to 65 calls for service on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

For Release: 05/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 700 block of Washington Street. A vehicle driven by Alan E. Kitchener collided with a vehicle driven by Caitlyn A. Foltz while attempting to make a lane change. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles. Kitchener was issued a citation for improper lane change resulting in a crash and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On Monday, May 16, 2016 at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at the intersection of Polk Street and Washington Street. A vehicle driven by James W. Smith collided with a vehicle driven by Joshua L. Miller after failing to stop for a red light. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles causing both to be towed from the scene by Gabrielson's Towing. Smith was issued a citation for failure to stop at a steady red light.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers arrested Steven Ray Sayers on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on child support out of Chariton County in the 10 block of S. Washington St. Sayers was processed at the Police Department and extradited to Chariton County.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on U.S. Hwy. 36 at the westbound on ramp. A vehicle driven by Staci L. King was merging on to U.S. Hwy. 36 westbound when King switched from the right lane to the left lane into the path of a semi-truck and trailer driven by Joseph H. Williams. Williams ran off the road to avoid King, but King's vehicle sideswiped the right side of the cab of Williams' semi-truck. Both vehicles had minor damage.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 5:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to stealing. Officers arrested Andrew Paul Davis for stealing. Davis was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 7:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Washington St. in reference to stealing. Officers arrested Ross Earl Eugene Henry for stealing. Henry was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 8:24 p.m., officers received a report of possible child molestation in the 900 block of Locust St. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 83 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a criminal offense on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

For Release: 05/17/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/16/2016 at 7:30 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 900 block of Fairway. The victim reported her purse had been stolen and later noticed fraudulent credit card transactions. Investigation continues.

On 05/16/2016 at 11:45 p.m., officers arrested Dylan Head in the 400 block of Calhoun Street for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana. Head was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/16/2016 at 4:15 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle injury accident at Washington Street and Polk Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by James Smith was traveling northbound on Washington Street when he failed to stop at a red light and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by Joshua Miller. Smith and Miller were both transported to Hedrick Medical Center by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services for treatment of moderate injuries. Smith was cited for failing to stop at a red light resulting in an accident.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on May 16, 2016.

For Release: 05/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/14/2016 at 11:00 p.m., officers arrested Eric Raymo in the 200 block of East Jackson Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a violation of a sex offender registry. Raymo was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/13/2016 at 10:25 a.m., officers received a report of theft of prescription medication in the 1400 block of Adkins Drive. This investigation is on-going.

On 05/09/2016 at 10:30 p.m., officers received a report of harassment that occurred within the city limits of Chillicothe. Officers located the alleged suspect, George Oliver, and he was cited for violating conditions of required ignition interlock device.

On 05/11/2016 at 2:38 p.m., officers conducted a well-being check of a juvenile in the 300 block of Clay Street. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 05/13/2016, officers arrested Christopher Williams for theft relating to an incident that occurred on 05/08/2016 at 2:55 a.m. at a business in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. Williams was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/14/2016 at 10:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident where one driver left the scene in the 1200 block of North Washington Street. Officers subsequently located and arrested the driver who had left the scene, Yvonne Davenport. Davenport was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/13/2016 at 8:05 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary, property damage, and theft in the 800 block of Calhoun Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 112 calls for service on May 13, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on May 14, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 77 calls for service on May 15, 2016.

For Release: 05/13/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at approximately 3:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at U.S. Highway 65 and Highway 190. A vehicle driven by Cinda Lorae Maasdam failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by Michael Leroy Weaver Jr. Maasdam was issued a citation for fail to yield right of way involving a motor vehicle crash. Moderate damage was reported to Maasdam's vehicle and minor damage was reported to Weaver's vehicle.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at approximately 4:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Fredrick Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, at approximately 7:17 p.m., officers took a report of stolen medication in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, at approximately 8:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Vine St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. As a result, officers arrested Tibrucio Vincente Almojera for possession of a controlled substance. He was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 96 calls for service on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

For Release: 05/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 2800 block of Hornet Rd. A vehicle driven by Jason D. Greer, Jr. collided with a vehicle driven by Sarah A. Murphy. Greer's vehicle received major damage and Murphy's vehicle received moderate damage.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at approximately 1:05 a.m., officers arrested Tyler Clayton Ward for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and exceeding the posted speed limit and Tanner Scott Ward for minor visibly intoxicated and possession of less than 35g of marijuana following a traffic stop on Dale Dr. at N. Washington St. Both were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 95 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

For Release: 05/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Monday, May 9, 2016, at approximately 8:42 p.m., officers arrested Dillon Lee Potter for unlawful use of a weapon in the 300 block of E. Bridge St. Potter was processed at the Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at approximately 9:53 a.m., officers conducted a check the well-being in the 500 block of Mohawk Rd. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

For Release: 05/10/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/09/2016 at 3:09 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Keith Conner made too wide of a right turn and struck a vehicle driven by Kristy Roberts. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles.

On 05/08/2016 at 10:26 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Webster Street. Officers reported the disturbance to be verbal only and no arrests were made.

On 05/08/2016 at 11:09 hours, officers conducted a well-being check in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. The resident was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 05/07/2016 at 11:00 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 10 block of Elm Street.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 86 calls for service on May 9, 2016.

For Release: 05/09/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 05/04/2016 at 9:53 a.m., officers conducted a child abuse investigation in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. The investigation was deemed unfounded.

On 05/07/2016 at 8:36 a.m., officers recovered a black bike with pink rims in the 1000 block of Webster Street. The bike is being held in storage until claimed by its owner.

On 05/05/2016 at 4:08 p.m., officers arrested Ronald Greener III in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation Violation warrant. Greener was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

On 05/08/2016 at 10:18 p.m., officers received a report of harassment in the 500 block of Vine Street. This investigation is on-going.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 127 calls for service on May 6, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on May 7, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 73 calls for service on May 8, 2016.

Seatbelt and Child Restraint Enforcement May 6, 2016
On May 6, 2016, at approximately 7:15 am, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Chillicothe Police Department conducted a seatbelt and child restraint enforcement detail. The operation was set to target parents and young drivers who were not using proper vehicle restraints for themselves and/or their child passengers. This operation was conducted on Dickinson Street at Calhoun/Cooper Streets in Chillicothe, Missouri. This operation was targeted for the drivers delivering children to Dewey Elementary School and was conducted for approximately a 45-minute period. During this checkpoint, officers and troopers together made 10 total contacts. Of these contacts the following dispositions were attained:

9 total citations
3 citations for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt
4 citations for an adult w/o a safety belt (driver)
1 citation for no insurance
1 citation for passing traffic, congesting traffic
9 total warnings
3 warnings for a child under the age of 16 w/o a safety belt
2 warning for no proof of insurance
4 for passing traffic, congesting traffic

The purpose of this enforcement operation is to ensure safety of the drivers, passengers and children of the vehicles. The Chillicothe Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are working together to make the roads safer for everyone. We are proud to say the numbers of buckled up drivers and passengers are significantly higher that normal. This is the purpose of these enforcement areas is to get people to buckle up. Buckle up and arrive alive!

For Release: 05/06/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at approximately 2:38 p.m., officers towed a vehicle in the 1200 block of Jameson Street.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at approximately 7:25 a.m., officers were dispatched to a dog running at large in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. Cortney Brooke Jones was issued a citation for dog at large.

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, at approximately 5:28 p.m., officers arrested Mallory Kay Fainter on an active arrest warrant for a parole violation in the 300 block of Walnut St. Fainter was processed at the Police Department. She was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service on Thursday, May 6, 2016.

For Release: 05/05/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 2, 2016, at approximately 11:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 300 block of East Jackson Street. Officers arrested Haley Marie Sears for property damage and disorderly conduct. Sears was processed at the Police Department. She was released pending a court appearance.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a check the well-being in the 400 block of Third St. Officers discovered the subject was okay.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at approximately 7:25 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Missouri Avenue in reference to a dog at large. As a result Cortney Brooke Jones was issued a citation for Dog at Large.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at approximately 10:09 a.m., officers took a report of forgery in the 600 block of Walnut St. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

Officers responded to 115 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, May 5, 2016.

For Release: 05/04/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 3, 3016, at approximately 11:52 p.m., officers arrested Dakota Joseph Stephens for operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license, failure to wear a seatbelt, and defective equipment at the intersection of Washington Street and Park Lane following a traffic stop. Stephens was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 102 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 4, 2016.

For Release: 05/03/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/28/2016 at 1:34 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1300 block of Third Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 05/02/2016 at 8:42 a.m., officers responded to a report of a dog at large in the 700 block of Missouri Avenue. Officers cited Cortney Jones for allowing her dog to run at large.

On 05/02/2016 at 11:22p.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of East Jackson. As a result of the investigation, Officers arrested Haley Sears for property damage. She was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 05/03/2016 at 3:34 a.m., officers arrested Michael C. Lewis in the 400 block of North Washington Street on a Livingston County warrant for failing to obey a judge's orders. Lewis was also arrested for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Lewis was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 93 calls for service on May 2, 2016.

For Release: 05/02/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/29/2016 at 7:56 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 04/29/2016 at 11:36 p.m., officers arrested Travis Birkhead on a Macon County warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of operating a motor vehicle without insurance following a traffic stop at Washington Street and First Street. Birkhead was processed at the police department, posted bond, and released with a Macon County Court date.

On 04/30/2016 at 10:15 p.m., officers arrested Jordan Riggins on a Livingston County warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Riggins was processed at the police department, posted the required bond, and was released pending a court appearance.

On 04/30/2016 at 11:55 p.m., officers arrested Travis Shaw in the 900 block of Maple Street for driving while revoked and operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 110 calls for service on April 29, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 78 calls for service on April 30, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 67 calls for service on May 1, 2016.

For Release: 04/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at approximately 7:40 p.m., officers were dispatched 1400 block of Green Street in reference to illegal dumping. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 3:21 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Third Street in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. The incident was found to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made. Both parties agreed to separate.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 12:48 a.m., officers arrested Claude Eugene Mathews 4th for operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, failing to register with D.O.R., and failure to maintain financial responsibility following a traffic stop at J.F.K. and Broadway St. Mathews was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 9:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Calhoun St. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 110 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

For Release: 04/28/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at approximately 12:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Clay Street in reference to stealing. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at approximately 1:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Locust Street in reference to stealing. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Bus. 36 in reference to stealing. As a result, Officers arrested Shelley Renee Birmingham for stealing. Birmingham was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 102 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Press Release 04/25/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLICE IN ACTION PROGRAM

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

ARCHIVED NEWS

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


C-T Photos / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Brittany Tutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

Certificate of Valor
February 23, 2015

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

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

By CATHERINE STORTZ RIPLEY

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

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

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

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


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

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


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


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

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

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

09/19/2013
Special News Release


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

The following violations were detected:

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

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

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

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


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Law

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

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

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

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

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

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