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Blue Ribbons Tied Downtown Show Support for Law Enforcement
July 25, 2016

A local nonprofit organization, "The Tornadoes" tied blue ribbons throughout downtown to show their support for law enforcement. The Tornadoes is a group consisting of 11 members and their goal is to help others in the community by supporting some great causes such as domestic violence awareness, breast cancer awareness and autism awareness. They also help build, strengthen and encourage other nonprofit organizations. according to member, Cindy Cairns. Hanging the blue ribbons was an event the Tornadoes called, "Turning the Town Blue." Cairns said the group got together a few different nights to hang ribbons throughout the town's parks and and then decided to invite the public to the Silver Moon Plaza to help decorate the downtown area. Local law enforcement officers from the highway patrol, city police and sheriff's office were present. "We are sisters not by blood but by heart, we are a force to be reckoned with. We come together like a strong storm to wreak havoc in our community and surrounding areas on issues such as domestic violence, hunger, and cancer," Cairns said of the group.

CURRENT NEWS REPORTS

For Release: 08/24/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/23/2014 at 12:49 a.m., officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business in the 2700 block of Grand Drive. Officers determined a burglary had occurred, the building had been damaged, and a large amount of money was stolen from the business. During the investigation, officers located the suspect's vehicle, which contained evidence of the burglary, within the vicinity of the crime scene. Upon viewing video surveillance, officers determined the owner of the vehicle had committed the burglary. Officers located the suspect, James Spath, in the 600 block of Washington Street less than one hour after the burglary had been committed. Spath was arrested, and a search incident to arrest yielded the recovery of the stolen money. Spath was processed at the police department, transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail, where he is currently being held on a Livingston County warrant for 2nd degree Burglary and stealing more than $500-less than $25000. The warrant carries a $50000.00 cash only bond.

On 08/23/2016 at 9:28 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Burnam Road. No arrests were made.

On 08/23/2016 at 3:20 p.m., officers arrested Elsa Morris on two St. Joseph warrants for failure to appear and one Platte County warrant for failure to appear. Morris was processed at the police department and released after posting bond.

On 08/17/2016 at 1:29 p.m., officers began an investigation of leaving the scene of an accident in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. On 08/23/2016, Officers arrested Robby Kincaid for leaving the scene of an accident and no insurance. Kincaid was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 08/23/2016 at 7:04 p.m., officers took a subject into custody for self protection in the 800 block of W. Bus. 36. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for an evaluation and later to Smithville for further treatment.

On 08/23/2016 at 6:57 hours, officers arrested Michael Marlow for trespassing and property damage in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Marlow was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 81 calls for service on Monday, August 22, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 105 calls for service on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

For Release: 08/23/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers took a report of possible child molestation. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 3:15 a.m., police officers were dispatched to a male honking his car horn and kicking his windshield in the 200 block of Clay Street. As a result, Officers arrested James William Cranmer for peace disturbance. He was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, at approximately 3:09 p.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 1800 block of Country Club Dr. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service on Monday, August 22, 2016.

For Release: 08/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at approximately 5:11 p.m., officers took a report of burglary in the 400 block of Williams St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at approximately 1:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Maple St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 9:40 a.m., officers took a report of domestic assault in the 1600 block of Maple St. Officers arrested Rachelle Lynn Griffith for domestic assault 2nd degree. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at approximately 4:25 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1400 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at approximately 4:39 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 300 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at approximately 7:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to a deceased person in the 1500 block of Maple St. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner's Office and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 1:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Rosewood Ln. Officers arrested Monica Beth Bail for possession of a controlled substance. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers took a report of sexual misconduct in the 500 block of Corporate Dr. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 11:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 4:21 p.m., officers took a report of a dog bite in the 200 block of Williams St.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St.

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers towed a vehicle following a traffic stop on N. Washington St. at First St. The driver, Jerry Alfred Reeds, was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility and failure to register with the Director of Revenue. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Peery's Towing.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 9:43 a.m., officers took a report of a runaway juvenile in the 1100 Broadway St. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 7:20 p.m., officers took a report of a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 2600 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Audrey Leigh Rockhold was struck in the side by a deer causing minor damage.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 7:57 p.m., officers took a report of a leaving the scene of a traffic crash in the 1000 block of Cooper St. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 1:13 a.m., officers took a report of burglary and property damage at Shaffer Park. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shoplifter in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Amanda Rose Hepworth and a juvenile. They were transported to the Police Department for processing. Hepworth was released pending a court appearance. The juvenile was released to a parent and the incident will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 2:52 p.m., officers arrested Nevada Wayne Woody in the 200 block of Williams St. for violation of an order of protection. Woody was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 5:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Southwest Dr. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at approximately 8:56 p.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at approximately 11:54 p.m., officers arrested Dedra Renae Petree on active arrest warrants out of Jackson County for failure to appear in the 600 block of Third St. Petree was processed at the Police Department, posted bond and was released.

Officers responded to 96 calls for service on Friday, August 19, 2016.

Officers responded to 64 calls for service on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Officers responded to 69 calls for service on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

For Release: 08/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/17/2016 at 11:17 a.m., officers received a report of theft in the 400 block of Park Lane.

On 08/17/2016 at 2:17 hours, Gaylord Humphry was arrested in the 1500 block of Calhoun Street for possession of drug paraphernalia. Humphrey was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 08/18/2016 at 6:25 p.m., officers recovered a black and silver Mongoose bike in the 1000 block of International Road.

On 08/18/2016 at 7:32 p.m., officers arrested Richard Stumph on two Livingston County warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing a judicial proceeding, failure to register a motor vehicle, vehicle license violation, and failing to wear a seatbelt. Stumph was unable to post the required bond of $1025.00 and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 96 calls for service on Monday, August 17, 2016.

For Release: 08/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/16/2016 at 7:32 p.m., officers assisted the Trenton Police Department with the arrest of Jeffrey Gilgour in the 2700 block of North Washington Street for stealing from their jurisdiction. Gilgour was turned over to the MSHP for transfer to Trenton PD.

On 08/17/2016 at 6:39 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 1300 block of Third Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/16/2016 at 5:34 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Calhoun Street regarding a small child in a diaper walking down the sidewalk. Officers located the child, who was being cared for by a passing motorist. Officers then located a parent of the child, who didn't realize the child had opened the front door and exited the residence. The parent was spoken to about proper child safety locks for their doors. The CPD also thanked the passing motorist for keeping the child safe until our arrival.

On 08/15/2016 at 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of Walnut Street where it was reported a firearm had been fired inside the residence. As a result of this investigation, officers arrested Loyd Heaton for domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, felonious restraint, and armed criminal action. Officers also arrested Jenne Heaton for endangering the welfare of a child. The Heaton's were processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Several firearms were seized from the residence. A juvenile in the home was taken into protective custody and turned over to the care of the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 08/17/2016, officers completed an investigation of forgery that occurred in the 300 block of Harvest Drive. A suspect was identified and the information has been sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 95 calls for service on Monday, August 17, 2016.

For Release: 08/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/15/2016 at 2:45 p.m., officers recovered a bag of methamphetamine from a business in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.

On 08/14/2016 at 11:43 p.m., officers arrested Max Burger for stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Burger was also arrested on a Platte County Warrant for endangering the welfare of a child. Burger was unable to post bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/11/2016 at 9:30 a.m., officers received 3 reports of failure to return rented or leased property from a business in the 600 block of Locust Street. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending.

On 08/15/2016 at 8:25 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Aaron Ellis was exiting eastbound US 36 onto US 65 and failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by Jennifer Mercer. The Mercer vehicle struck the Ellis vehicle forcing the Ellis vehicle off the roadway and down an embankment. Both vehicles sustained major damage and was towed from the scene. Ellis was cited for failing to yield resulting in an accident.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 92 calls for service on Monday, August 15, 2016.

For Release: 08/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at approximately 1:19 p.m., officers took a report of possible distribution and possession of child pornography. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m., officers took a report of a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on N. Washington St. at Simpson Park. A vehicle driven by Colton R. Webb struck a collided with the rear of a vehicle driven by Aaron M. Smith. Minor to moderate damage was reported.

On Monday, August 8, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 1700 block of Country Club Dr.

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, at approximately 1:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 10 block of N. Washington St. A trailer of a vehicle driven by Christopher L. Batson collided with a parked vehicle owned by Gena S. Callihan. Minor damage was reported.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at approximately 11:28 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at approximately 1:49 p.m., officers recovered a red Roadmaster bicycle in the 300 block of Dickinson Ave. The bike can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 12:00 a.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 2600 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 2:05 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

Officers responded to 88 calls for service on Friday, August 12, 2016.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Officers responded to 83 calls for service on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

For Release: 08/12/2016

The Chillicothe Police Department executed a Livingston County search warrant for narcotics on August 13, 2016, in the 1500 block of Fair Street. During the investigation officers seized approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and over $500.00 cash.

As a result of this investigation, 32-year-old James Blanton and 33-year-old Martin Nicholas Hormell were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and child endangerment.

Investigations such as this are done with the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Chillicothe Police Department team. We also would like to thank the amazing citizens of Chillicothe for their help and tips. We would also like to thank the Livingston County Sheriff's Department for their assistance in serving the search warrant.

For Release: 08/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers took a report of stealing in the 300 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers arrested Brandon Micah Sears for stealing in the 600 block of Walnut St. Sears was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 67 calls for service on Thursday, August 11, 2016.

For Release: 08/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 08/09/2016 at 5:39 p.m., officers arrested Joseph Vargas in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vargas was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 08/09/2016 8:30 a.m., officers recovered a blue in color bike that resembles a dirt bike/motorcycle in Simpson Park. The bike was placed in storage until it can be claimed by its owner.

On 08/09/2016 at 5:45 p.m., officer arrested Eric Sparkman in the 800 block of Webster Street for possession of less than 35 grams marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sparkman was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 08/08/2016 at 3:15 p.m., officers received a report of theft that occurred in the 1200 block of North Washington Street on 08/06/2016.

On 08/08/2016 at 4:18 p.m., officers arrested Shelbi Shira in the 1600 block of Springhill for driving while revoked and no insurance. Shira was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 08/09/2016 at 12:57 a.m., officers received a report of a possible sexual assault in the 300 block of Jackson Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/07/2016 at 2:40 p.m., officers arrested Sonja Moran-Cadwell for theft of a credit/debit device which occurred on 08/06/2016 in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Moran-Cadwell was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 08/07/2016 at 2:14 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine Street. Officers determined the incident was verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 102 calls for service on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 99 calls for service on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

For Release: 08/09/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, at approximately 12:39 p.m., officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit/debit device in the 800 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, August 8, 2016, at approximately 10:59 a.m., officers arrested Jason Ray Gerdsen on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for violation of bond conditions. He was processed at the Police Department. He was unable to post the $10,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 103 calls for service on Monday, August 8, 2016.

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

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at approximately 3:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on U.S. Hwy. 65 at U.S Hwy. 36. A vehicle driven by Barry K. Morehead pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by William E. Ford while attempting to make a left turn. Moderate damage was reported to Morehead's vehicle and minor damage to Ford's vehicle. Morehead was issued a citation for failure to yield involving a crash.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at approximately 11:29 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1700 block of Fairchild St. A vehicle driven by Bridgett L. Peek backed from a private drive into a parked vehicle owned by Charles A. Dow. Minor damage was reported.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at approximately 6:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 800 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. A vehicle driven by Alexandra S. Shoemaker collided with a rock in the parking lot. Major damage was reported and her vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery Towing.

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, at approximately 3:45 hours, officers took a report of a burglary at Shafer Park. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, August 5, 2016, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers arrested Alexis Renea Reed in the 600 block of Webster St. for minor visibly intoxicated. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Friday, August 5, 2016, at approximately 12:13 p.m., officers took a report of stolen property in the 100 block of Henry St. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approximately 8:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine St. The incident was determined to be verbal. Officers arrested Nichol Lee Edmondson for interfere with the duties of a law enforcement officer. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, at approximately 10:01 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, at approximately 8:15 a.m., officers arrested David Lee Kirkpatrick for shoplifting on Jackson St. at Elm St. Officers also arrested Shawn Waverly Heaton on an active parole violation warrant. Kirkpatrick was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance. Heaton was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers arrested Martavious Jermaine Sullivan in the 200 block of Woodrow St. for trespassing. Sullivan was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Sunday, August 7, 2016 at approximately 9:28 p.m., officers took a report of stolen medication in the 600 block of Walnut St.

On Sunday, August 7, 2016, at approximately 10:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine St. Officers arrested Stacy Renee Evans for domestic assault 3rd degree. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 76 calls for service on Friday, August 5, 2016.

Officers responded to 84 calls for service on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

Officers responded to 48 calls for service on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

For Release: 08/05/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/31/2016 at 5:13 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Slack Street.

On 08/03/2016 at 11:09 p.m., officers arrested Lisa Blackman in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Jackson County warrant for failure to appear on a bad check charge. Blackman was processed at the police department, posted bond, and was released with a Jackson County Court date.

On 08/04/2016 at 3:59 p.m., officers arrested Trinity Griffith in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a DeKalb County Missouri warrant for failure to appear on charges of receiving stolen property and tampering with property of another. Griffith was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 08/04/2016 at 10:06 a.m., officers received a report of lost or stolen license plates in the 300 block of South Washington Street.

On 08/02/2016 at 10:06 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 07/30/2016 at 9:42 p.m., officers attempted a traffic stop in the 100 block of south Washington Street on a motorcycle for careless driving. The motorcycle failed to stop while traveling northbound on Washington Street driving at an excessive speed traveling into oncoming traffic at times. The motorcycle continued to flee westbound on MO 190 at excessive speeds out of the sight of the officer. Fortunately, the officer continued to travel westbound on MO 190 and discovered the motorcycle driver had lost control of the motorcycle and crashed near the Thompson River Bridge. The officer rendered aid to the driver, identified as John Ashford, who was suffering from severe road rash, but no broken bones or internal injuries. Ashford was transported to Hedrick Medical Center and later transferred to another hospital for treatment of his injuries. Charges are pending at this time. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

On 08/04/2016 at 11:00 p.m., officers received a report of an assault at Jackson Street and Locust Street. Investigation continues.

On 08/04/2016, officers conducted an investigation into an allegation of child abandonment. The report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 85 calls for service on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 83 calls for service on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 89 calls for service on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

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

On 07/29/2016 at 11:08 a.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit card in the 1100 block of McNally Street.

On 08/01/2016 at 2:19 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Polk Street to a report of an unattended death. Officers reported the residence had died of natural causes. No foul play is suspected.

On 08/01/2016 at 10:51 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street, Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 08/01/2016 at 8:01 a.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 900 block of Vine Street.

On 07/29/2016 at 7:29 a.m., officers received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in the 400 block of Vine Street.

On 07/27/2016 at 9:53 a.m., officers arrested Kimberly Watkins was arrested in the 10 block of Webster Street on an active City of Chillicothe warrant for stealing. Watkins was processed at the police department and released after posting the required bond.

On 07/30/2016 at 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 07/30/2016 at 11:50 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Business 36 and Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Clifton Rathmann was following too closely and struck a vehicle driven by Martha Provance causing minor damage. Rathmann was arrested for following too close resulting in an accident, driving while suspended, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rathmann was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 07/27/2016 at 3:10 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Calhoun Street and Woodward Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Audra Hutchinson failed to yield and pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Cynthia Hayes causing a collision. Hutchinson was cited for failing to yield resulting in an accident.

On 08/01/2016 at 10:31 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 900 block of South Washington Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Christopher Carr was backing and struck a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Andreae causing moderate damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 89 calls for service on Monday, August 1, 2016.

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

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at approximately 10:36 a.m., officers arrested Brenda Lee Knox for stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers discovered Knox had stolen from other places in Chillicothe. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at approximately 10:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at N. Washington St. and Mohawk Rd. A vehicle driven by Caleb D. Toedebusch turned and collided with a motorcycle driven by Thomas D. Mack which knocked him off of the motorcycle. Mack was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. Toedebusch was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way involving a traffic crash.

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 2100 block of Meadowlane Dr.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 7:20 a.m., officers arrested Kevin Wayne Vaughn in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on an active arrest warrant for a Probation Violation. Vaughn was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 8:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Southwest Dr. and Third St. A vehicle driven by Patricia L. Botts collided with a vehicle driven by Glen O. Anderson after making an improper turn. Moderate damage was reported to both vehicles.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 10:37 a.m., officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 400 block of Dickinson Ave. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 10:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Stephen D. Herren collided with a vehicle driven by Ronald R. Wilder after Wilder pulled out in front of Herren. Wilder was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way involving a crash. Wilder's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery Towing.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 3:03 p.m., officers arrested Michael Ryan Gatson in the 10 block of S. Washington St. on an active arrest warrant for a Probation/Parole Violation. Gatson was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. He was later transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Friday, July 29, 2016, at approximately 10:37 p.m., officers arrested Canaan Nathaniel Miller for stealing in the 1000 block of Graves St. Miller was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 1:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to a leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Broadway St. at Calhoun St. Officers were then dispatched to a motor vehicle crash were a vehicle hit a parked vehicle in the 100 block of Clay St. A vehicle driven by Rebecca J. Palmer struck a utility pole at Broadway St. and Calhoun St. She left the scene and struck a parked motor vehicle in the 100 block of Clay St. Palmer was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash, two counts of careless and imprudent driving involving a crash, failure to provide proof of financial responsibility, expired registration and failure to wear properly fixed or fastened seatbelt. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson St. The incident was found to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 11:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun St. The incident was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on private property in the 800 block of S. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Holly A. Ellis backed into a parked vehicle owned by Mary E. Copeland. Ellis was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at approximately 2:28 a.m., officers arrested Tyler Ryan Bradley for trespassing 1st degree in the 200 block of W. Bus. Hwy. 36. Bradley was processed at the Police Department and transported to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at approximately 11:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Alexander St.

Officers responded to 78 calls for service and issued 6 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Friday, July 29, 2016.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service and issued 6 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Officers responded to 61 calls for service on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

For Release: 07/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Broadway St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the 2100 block of Meadowlane Drive.

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at approximately 4:24 a.m., officers recovered a girl's purple Huffy brand bicycle in the 2000 block of Meadowlane Dr. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers took a report of an assault which occurred at Gravesville Park. Officers arrested Barbara Elizabeth Malone for assault. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

Officers responded to 81 calls for service and issued 2 citations on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

For Release: 07/27/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/17/2016 at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Boyd Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and the report will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 07/25/2016 at 10:40 p.m., officers arrested Shawn Pridemore in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County probation violation warrant. Pridemore was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/26/2016 at 10:00 a.m., officers arrested Christa Phelps in the 1200 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Probation Violation warrant. Phelps was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 81 calls for service on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

For Release: 07/25/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/21/2016 at 12:19 p.m., officers arrested Willie Owens in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Caldwell County warrant for driving without a valid license. Owens posted the required bind and was released from custody.

On 07/21/2016 at 10:22 p.m., officers received a report of theft from a business in the 500 block of W. Business 36. Investigation continues.

On 07/20/2016 at 10:09 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Montgomery to a report of sexual exploitation of a child. As a result of this investigation, officers arrested Jonathan Patterson who is currently being held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on a Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child. The bond was set at $20,000.00 cash.

On 07/22/2016 at 8:04 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary in the 400 block of Park Lane. Investigation continues.

On 07/22/2016 at 2:10 p.m., officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 1700 block of Morningside. Investigation continues.

On 07/23/2016 at 12:01 a.m., officers arrested Ted Greene for driving while suspended, no insurance, and failing to register a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at Jackson and Elm. Greene was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 07/24/2016 at 9:09 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Lambert Drive. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/24/2016 at 3:09 p.m., officers arrested Steven Johnson in the 1500 block of Locust Street for driving while suspended. Johnson was processed at the police department, cited, and released after posting bond.

On 07/24/2016 at 11:11 p.m., offices responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Third Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 75 calls for service on Friday, July 22, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 60 calls for service on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 79 calls for service on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

For Release: 07/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/20/16 at 9:13pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Herriman Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/21/16 at 7:16pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Calhoun Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 07/20/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/19/16 at 12:30pm, officers conducted an investigative traffic stop in the 100 block of Third Street. Officers arrested Anthony J. Brown for possession of methamphetamine. Brown was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Brown is being held on a $50,000.00 cash bond.

On 07/20/16 at 11:10am, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 3000 block of Litton Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kelsey J. Snyder was pulling into a drive and struck a metal pole causing minor damage.

For Release: 07/19/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/18/16 at 11:38pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 500 block of St. Louis Street. Officers arrested Lainee E. Kimmis, Carrie R. Duckworth and Austin R. Holstine for disturbing the peace. They were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and released on Municipal Citations.

For Release: 07/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/18/16 at 11:15am, officers arrested Harley D. Hollomon in the 1100 block of Monroe Street for driving without a valid operator's license. Hollomon was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 07/18/16 at 12:25pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Ryan Lane and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Angela M. Liebendorfer was southbound on Washington Street and was struck in the rear by a southbound tractor trailer unit driven by Caleb D. Babbitt causing moderate damage. Babbitt was issued a Municipal Citation for following too close.

For Release: 07/18/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/15/2016 at 9:41 a.m., officers received a report of peace disturbance in the 900 block of Elm Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/15/2016 t 6:12 p.m., officers received a report of an accident that occurred in a private parking lot and one driver left the scene. Investigation continues.

On 07/15/2016 at 11:05 p.m., officers arrested Ashley May and Bianca Treadwell in the 500 block of West business 36 for minor in possession of alcohol. May and Treadwell were processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 07/15/2016 at 3:23 p.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Locust Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/15/2016 at 3:17 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Webster Street to a report of a domestic disturbance. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Kyle Case for domestic assault. Case was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/14/2016 at 10:36 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Elm Street to a report of tampering with a motor vehicle. Investigation continues.

On 07/11/2016 at 9:00 p.m., officers received a report of theft in the 900 block of Locust Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/14/2016 at 1:50 p.m., officers recovered a green Huffy bike in the 1000 block of Walnut Street. The bike was placed in storage until it can be claimed by its owner.

On 07/14/2016 at 12:38 p.m., officers began an investigation of possible child enticement over social media. This investigation is continuing.

On 07/14/2016 at 7:38 a.m., officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 1300 block of Third Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/14/2016 at 9:46 a.m., officers received a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Burnam Road. Investigation continues.

On 07/13/2016 at 5:55 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the 400 block of Cherry Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/16/2016 at 12:00 p.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Graves Street. No arrests were made.

On 07/16/2016 at 4:19 p.m., officers received a report of tampering with a victim in the 400 block of Webster Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/16/2016 at 10:50 a.m., officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Herriman Street. No arrests were made.

On 07/17/2016 at 9:24 a.m., officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the 1500 block of Second Street. Officers reported the resident had passed away from natural causes. No foul play is suspected.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 87 calls for service on Friday, July 15, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 62 calls for service on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 49 calls for service on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

For Release: 07/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/11/16 at 8:30am. officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that was parked in the 100 block of Clay being struck by another vehicle that left the scene without reporting the incident. Officers reported moderate damage and the incident remains under investigation.

On 07/11/16 at 11:50am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 500 block of Elm Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 07/11/16 at 10:30pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic assault that had occurred earlier in the 300 block of Dickinson Street. Information has been sent to the Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.

On 07/11/16 at 3:15pm, officers arrested Summer D. Porch in the 10 Block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Parole violation warrant. Porch was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 07/12/16 at 8:15am, officers were dispatched to a theft that occurred in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers arrested Gary Peasley for stealing. Peasley was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 07/12/16 at 4:30pm, officers took a female into custody on an Order for 96 Hour Detention Warrant. The female was transported to a facility in Saint Joseph Mo for treatment and evaluation.

On 07/12/16 at 10:30pm, officers arrested Justin T. Lycan in the200 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for contempt of court. Lycan was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 07/11/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/10/2016 at 10:53 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Dickinson Street. The disturbance was determined to be verbal, and parties were separated.

On 07/08/2016 at 3:05 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/07/2016 at 9:33 a.m., a black Alcatel One Touch cell phone with a black protective case was turned in to the Chillicothe Police Department.

On 07/10/2016 at 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of Doniphan. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature and parties were separated.

On 07/08/2016 at 8:48 a.m., officers recovered stolen property in the 400 block of North Washington Street. The property was returned to the owner.

On 07/07/2016 at 11:27 a.m., officers received a report of a burglary and theft in the 1400 block of Calhoun Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/10/2016 at 12:39 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Virginia. Officers determined the incident to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/10/2016 at 12:25 p.m., officers received a report of forgery and theft in the 2100 block of Meadowlane. The victim reported fraudulent charges to a credit account.

On 07/10/2016 at 12:10 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. Officers determined the disturbance to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 07/09/2016 at 11:46 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Elm Street regarding an incident of interference of parental custody. Officers subsequently arrested Jodi Johnson for resisting arrest. Johnson was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 110 calls for service on Friday, July 8, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 68 calls for service on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 53 calls for service on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

For Release: 07/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/07/16 at 9:25am, officers were dispatched to a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 1700 block of Bryan St. Officers report that the resident's bank account had been accessed without consent, and approximately $1,100.00 was taken from the account. The transactions occurred in the state of New York.

On 07/07/16 at 3:05pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a dog left unattended for over 30 minutes in a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Jackson Street. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and the dog and issued a Municipal Citation for animal abuse/neglect due to the extreme heat and humidity.

For Release: 07/07/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/05/16 at 4:26pm, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street in reference to an incident where a female juvenile had been observed on surveillance video stealing merchandise. The juvenile female has been identified and the incident has been referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office for prosecution.

On 07/06/16 at 12:30pm, officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Clay Street in reference to a follow up on unvaccinated or licensed cats at the residence. Officers had contacted the resident on 06/21/16 and had advised the cat owner to get the proper vaccinations and city license. The resident had not followed the officer's directive and was issued Municipal Citations for failing to license and vaccinate the cats.

On 07/06/16 at 4:27pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident On US 65 at the eastbound US 36 off ramp. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jerry Conard was on the eastbound off ramp and pulled out to go north on US 65. Conard pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Guy J. Carr III causing moderate damage to both vehicles. Conard was issued a Municipal Citation for fail to yield at an intersection resulting an accident.

On 07/06/16 at 4:40pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 07/06/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 07/04/16 at 10:20am, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft from the 1200 block of Washington Street. The suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 07/04/16 at 10:44pm, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Polk and Locust Street. Officers arrested the driver, Jimmie Lee Erwin on a Belton Mo warrant for domestic assault. Officers also arrested Erwin for felony possession of a controlled substance. Erwin was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Erwin is being held on the Livingston County charge with a $15,000.00 cash bond.

On 07/05/16 at 8:20am, Ratna Gurung surrendered herself to the Chillicothe Police Department on a Livingston County warrant for a traffic violation. Gurung posted a $300.00 cash bond and was released with a court date.

On 07/05/16 at 9:00am, officers were dispatched to a report of a juvenile taking a joyride in a vehicle and returning it in the 300 block of Mansur. The incident has been turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

For Release: 07/04/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 07/02/2016 at 8:00 a.m., officers received a report of burglary and theft in the 1000 block of Frederick Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/01/2016 at 4:49 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of South Washington Street regarding a dog left in a vehicle. Officers cited Shane Goff for cruelty and mistreatment to animals.

On 07/03/2016 at 10:03 a.m., officer took a subject into custody for self protection in the 300 block of Clay Street. The subject was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and later to St. Joseph, MO for further treatment.

On 07/01/2016 at 5:07 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of theft. Officers arrested Crissia White for theft. White was transported to the police department where she was processed, cited, and released.

On 07/02/2016 at 11:21 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Elm Street. Officer determined the incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 07/01/2016 at 12:41 p.m., officers cited Melissa Wysocki for animal neglect in the 1000 block of Graves Street after officers responded to a call of a dog left in a hot vehicle.

On 07/01/2016 at 5:49 p.m., officers arrested Harold Shea for Driving While Revoked, Driving While intoxicated, operating a motor cycle without an endorsement, and no insurance, following a traffic stop at Third Street and Virginia Avenue. Shea was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 07/01/2016 at 1:48 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of theft. Officers arrested Jacquelyn Wilkerson for theft, burglary 1st degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Wilkerson was processed at the police department and transferred to the Davies DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/01/2016 at 12:27 p.m., officers arrested Steven Kiger, known to frequent the states of California, Colorado, and Florida, for possession of less then 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, following contact with Kiger in Simpson Park. Kiger was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 07/01/2016 at 7:55 a.m., officers received a report of fraudulent activity to a victim's bank account in the 900 block of Webster Street. Investigation continues.

On 07/02/2016 at 12:54 a.m., officers arrested Richard Stumph for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and failing to properly display license plate, following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Calhoun Street. Stumph was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 07/01/2016 at 6:11 p.m., officers responded to a hit and run accident in a private parking lot in the 500 block of South Washington Street. This investigation is on-going.

On 07/03/2016 at 3:04 p.m., officers responded to Washington Street and Business 36 to a two-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jean Burton struck a vehicle driven by Christina Gamble causing minor damage.

On 07/03/2016 at 9:19 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Park Lane. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Donald Webb struck a vehicle driven by Bobby Brown causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 120 calls for service on Friday, July 1, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 49 calls for service on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to 71 calls for service on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

For Release: 07/01/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/30/2016 at 6:13 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Officers advised a vehicle driven by Kenton Williams backed into a vehicle driven by Selena Mathews causing moderate damages.

On 06/30/2016 at 6:02 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Third Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Skylar Paris struck a vehicle driven by Shelby Davis causing moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 06/30/2016 at 1:54 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at Washington Street and Polk Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Amanda James struck a vehicle driven by Daniel Erhard causing moderate damages. James was cited for following too closely resulting in an accident.

On 06/29/2016 at 3:53 hours, officers located 2 runaway juveniles from Saline County on Washington Street near First Street. The juveniles were taken into custody and transferred to the custody of the Children's Division.

On 06/30/2016 at 12:38 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Broadway Street regarding a loud music complaint. Officers had been to the residence on two occasions prior to the last call. Officers cited Natalie Beaderstadt and Nicholas Lawson for disturbing the peace.

On 06/30/2016 at 2:19 a.m., officers conducted a well-being check in the 100 block of Calhoun Street. A subject was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 06/29/2016 at 3:51 p.m., officers received a report of an on-going domestic violence incident in the 200 block of Woodrow. This investigation is on-going.

For Release: 06/30/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/29/2016 at 10:04 am, officers were dispatched to a report of stolen property from the 1000 block of Polk Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/29/2016 at 10:25 am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private lot in the 700 block of S. Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Sharon Ewing was backing from a parking and collided with another vehicle that was backing from a parking stall driven by Cameron Tuttle causing minor damage.

On 06/29/2016 at 12:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Walnut and Cooper in reference to an illegally parked vehicle. The vehicle was not licensed and partially in the driving lane. Officers attempted to locate the owner without success and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Perry Towing.

For Release: 06/29/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/26/2016 at 3:47pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole leaving the scene accident at the intersection on Washington and Webster Street. Officers reported that the owner of the vehicle called the Police Department later after discovering his vehicle had been parked at his residence in the 1500 block of Webster Street with extensive damage and that he had not given anyone permission to drive it. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/27/2016 at 7:39 am, officers responded to the 1300 block of Third Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival it was determined to be verbal in nature and no charges were filed.

On 06/27/2016 at 9:50 am, officers took report in reference to items (Missouri I.D. Card, Medicaid card, and Medicare card) that were stolen or lost from a wallet sometime on or around 06/22/2016.

The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/27/2016 at 2:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a forgery in the 1300 block of Washington Street. A possible suspect has been identified and the incident remains under investigation.

On 06/27/2016 at 4:27 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Cherry Street near Bryan Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Kaiser was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage. Kaiser was issued a Municipal Citation for improper backing.

On 06/27/2016 at 5:27 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in Simpson Park near the tennis court. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Jeremy Sims was westbound and crossed partially into the eastbound lane of traffic striking an eastbound vehicle driven by Teresa May causing moderate damage.

On 06/27/2016 at 6:09 pm, officers responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Jackson Street for a report of a two-vehicle accident. A vehicle driven by Mona K. Spencer struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Denise R. Allen which was stopped at a red light. As a result Spencer was issued a citation for Following Too Closely and given a court date. Allen was arrested for Driving While Suspended, taken to the Chillicothe Police Department where she was processed and later released with a citation. There were no injuries reported and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

On 06/28/2016 11:28 am, officers arrested Monica Bail in the 1700 block of Rosewood Lane in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri for a Livingston County Warrant for forgery. Bail was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional jail.

On 06/28/2016 at 8:01 pm, officers responded to the 1900 block of Webster in reference to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers determined the incident was a verbal argument and no arrests were made.

For Release: 06/26/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/22/16 at 7:30am, officers arrested Colton Duncan in the 900 block of Sunnyview on a Lafayette Co Probation/Parole warrant. Duncan was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/22/16 at 9:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a male making threats to harm himself in the 1600 block of Rosewood Lane. The male was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

On 06/23/16 at 10:30am, officers were dispatched to a report of a telephone scam that occurred in the 100 block of Brunswick. The caller claimed to have pre-qualified the resident for a low interest loan and the resident gave her personal banking information to the caller. The resident was contacted by her bank a short time later to advise she had been scammed. The Chillicothe Police Department urges residents not to give personal information to anyone over the phone or internet.

On 06/24/16 at 1:05pm, officers assisted the Livingston County Children’s Division on a Hotline call in the 1200 block of Jackson Street.

On 06/24/2016 3:33pm, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Danielle Regan was northbound in the parking lot and struck a vehicle that was eastbound driven by Robert Jackson causing minor damage.

On 06/24/16 at 3:36pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal male in the 2700 block of Washington Street. Officers took the male into custody, and he was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.

On 06/24/16 at 6:45pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Park Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Marietta Hemry was northbound on Washington Street attempting to make a right turn on a red light to go east on Park Lane. Hemry's vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Brent Barnett that was southbound on Washington Street making a left turn onto Park Lane with a green traffic signal. Officers reported moderate damage to the vehicles.

On 06/25/16 at 8:10am, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary and theft from an unlocked detached garage in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/25/16 at 2:20am, officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal female with a knife in the 400 block of Reynard Street. Officers reported that upon arrival, the female was lying on the front porch with a knife protruding from her abdomen. The female was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by Ambulance for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries. It was determined that the injury was self-inflicted.

For Release: 06/23/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/21/16 at 7:04pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington and Springhill Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Goldie Little was attempting to cross Washington Street when she pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Warren Wade. Wade was unable to avoid and struck the Little vehicle causing moderate damage.

On 06/22/2016 at 6:16 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Dickinson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/22/16 at 6:30pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Morningside Drive. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 06/22/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/20/16, at 5:50 am. officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Harvest Drive. The vehicle was recovered by the Livingston County Sheriff Department parked and unoccupied near West Mohawk. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/20/16 at 09:40 am, officers recovered an abandoned bicycle near the intersection of 10th Street and Easton Street, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. The bicycle was identified as a blue Mongoose Mode 100 BMX 20" bicycle. The bicycle was transported to the bicycle storage facility.

On 06/20/16 at 10:19 am, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lois Olney was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Judith Holcer causing minor damage.

On 06/20/16 at 4:42 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance that had occurred in the 400 block of Gale Street. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending.

On 06/20/16 at 6:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Jackson Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/20/16 at 10:40 pm, officers responded to the 1200 block of Washington Street regarding an abandoned grey and pink in color backpack. Officers recovered the backpack containing clothing, food, and hygiene products. The backpack was taken to the Police Department for safe keeping.

On 06/21/16 at 08:10am, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 700 block of Clay Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/21/16 at 3:57 pm, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident at the junction of US 36 and US 65 Highway. Officers advised that a vehicle driven by Dennis Norvill was traveling eastbound on the Hwy 36 off ramp, continued through the intersection of Hwy 65, went airborne as it left the roadway and impacted in the grass approximately 132' from Hwy 65. The Norvill vehicle then continued approximately 66' through a ravine impacting the east side of the ravine and came to a rest in the grass on the south side of the Hwy 36 eastbound on ramp. Officers reported extensive damage to the vehicle and a passenger in the vehicle was transported to Hedrick Medical Center by ambulance. Norvill complained of minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Perry's Towing.

On 06/21/16 at 5:14 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Bryan and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Donna Nibarger was southbound on Washington Street stopped in traffic when she was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Kathleen Myers. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.

For Release: 06/20/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Thursday, June 16, 2016 at approximately 11:22 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Washington Street near the Simpson Park entrance. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Jessica Warren was exiting Simpson Park and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle driven by Lucile Bowyer causing a collision. Warren was taken to Hedrick Medical Center by private vehicle for treatment of her injuries. Warren was cited for failing to yield resulting in a crash and failure to provide proof of insurance. Warren's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery Towing.

On Friday, June 17, 2016, at approximately 5:34 a.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 1000 block of S. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday June 17, 2016 at approximately 2:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to a physical domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Jameson Street. As a result, officers arrested Tyler Montana Gibson for domestic assault 2nd degree, child abuse, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Gibson was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Friday, June 17, 2016 at approximately 3:01 p.m., officers took a subject into protective custody in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. The person was transported to a medical facility for evaluation.

On Friday, June 17, 2016 at approximately 3:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Washington Street and Third Street. A vehicle driven by Charles A. D. King was traveling northbound on Washington Street when vehicles in front of his had come to a stop, causing King's vehicle to strike the rear of a vehicle driven by Allen W. Wood.

On Friday, June 17, 2016, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a leaving the scene of a traffic crash on private property in the 1000 block of Graves St. The vehicle struck a handicap sign, which fell over and struck a parked vehicle. The driver then left the scene. As a result, Officers issued James B. Gross a citation for leaving the scene of a traffic crash. 

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, at approximately 3:17 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at Third St. and Grandview St.

On Saturday, June, 18, 2016 at approximately 7:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Springhill Street.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 1:23 p.m., officers took a report of a burglary, stolen vehicle and stolen firearms in the 900 block of Hawthorne Ave. A suspect(s) has/have been identified and charges are pending.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers took a report of a stolen bicycle in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Friday, June 17, 2016.

Officers responded to 60 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Officers responded to 48 calls for service on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

For Release: 06/17/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at approximately 12:10 p.m., officers were conducted a check the well-being in the 400 block of Reynard St. The person was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Officers were assisted by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at approximately 3:19 p.m., officers arrested Edith Mae Hines on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for two counts of abuse or neglect of a child in the 600 block of Walnut St. Hines was processed at the Police Department. She posted the $2,500.00 cash or corporate bond and was released.

Officers responded to 71 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

For Release: 06/16/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 10:30 hours, officers took a report of stolen property which occurred on Sunday, May 15, 2016, in the 400 block of Park Lane.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers towed an illegally parked vehicle in the 1300 block of Locust St.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at approximately 6:22 p.m., officers arrested Mary Katherine Taylor on an active arrest warrant out of Caldwell County for failure to appear on an original charge of a moving traffic violation in the 600 block of Walnut St. Taylor was processed at the Police Department, posted the $200.00 cash only bond and was released.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

For Release: 06/15/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On Monday, June 13, 2016, at approximately 12:37 a.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 600 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of E. Bridge St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, at approximately 12:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 200 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Dionis F. Peterie failed to yield the right-of-way while exiting a private parking lot and collided with a vehicle driven by Lois N. Gillespie. Moderate damage was reported.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on the U.S. Hwy. 65 and U.S. Hwy. 36 overpass. A vehicle driven by Sarah M. Washam collided with a vehicle driven by Cole B. Wolf after Wolf failed to yield the right-of-way. Washam's vehicle caught on fire after everyone was out of it, and it was extinguished by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Washam's vehicle was towed from the scene by Peery Towing. Wolf was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way involving a motor vehicle crash.

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, at approximately 1:21 p.m., officers received a report of a small child in the roadway on Fair St. at Dorney Dr. Officers located the child in a yard and were able to contact the parents. The incident has been referred to the Livingston County Children's Division.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at approximately 8:14 a.m., officers took a report of fraud in the 600 block of Walnut St. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at approximately 1:24 p.m., officers took a report of property damage in the 200 block of Gale St.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at approximately 10:21 p.m., officers took a report of a possible violation of a full order of protection in the 1100 block of Webster St. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 100 calls for service on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

For Release: 06/12/2016
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/11/2016 at 1:40 a.m., officers responded to a fight in progress in the 200 block of East Jackson Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Andrew Cairns and Matthew Cairns for peace disturbance. Both were processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/06/2016 at 4:36 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Joseph Martin was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked motor vehicle.

On 06/10/2016 at 8:34 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Borden Street regarding a dog at large. The owner of the dog was contacted, retrieved the dog, and was cited for allowing the dog to run at large.

On 06/03/2016 at 10:43 a.m., officers arrested William Ross driving while revoked, failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance, no seatbelt, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. Ross was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/11/2016 at 2:00 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically near Park Lane and Rosebud Lane. Officers located the vehicle and subsequently arrested Scott White for felony driving while revoked and felony driving while intoxicated. White was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/07/2016 at 11:29 a.m., officers responded to a report of theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Callie Bates for stealing. Bates was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

On 06/07/2016, officers cited Dan Hind for allowing his dog to run at large in the 1500 block of Webster Street.

On 06/10/2016 at 8:25 a.m., officers arrested Katelan Chase in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Livingston County Probation violation Warrant on an original charge of felony theft. Chase was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional on the no bond warrant.

On 06/10/2016 at 3:01 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of West Business 36 to a report of a domestic disturbance. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature. Both parties were separated and advised of the Missouri Adult Abuse Law.

On 06/10/2016 at 2:48 p.m., officers arrested Jason Petree in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a State of Missouri Probation Warrant. Petree was transferred to the Carroll County Sheriff's Department custody.

On 06/09/2016 at 3:28 p.m., officers arrested Rena Boley in the 400 block of Calhoun Street on a Livingston County Warrant for 1st degree involuntary manslaughter. The warrant was issued relating to a death investigation conducted by the Chillicothe Police Department and the Livingston County Coroner's Office on 04/16/2016 in the 1900 block of Polk Street. Boley was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/09/2016 at 11:59 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers reported the incident to be verbal in nature, parties were separated, and advised of the Missouri Adult Abuse Law.

On 06/09/2016 at 1:42 p.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle non-injury accident on private property in the 400 block of Park Lane. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Candice Hair was attempting to pull into a parking stall when she pushed the gas instead of the brakes and struck a building. Minor damage was reported to the vehicle and the building.

For Release: 06/09/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 1:05 a.m., officers recovered a bicycle in the 400 block of Tenth St. The bicycle is described as a 20" blue Roadmaster with 6 speeds. The bicycle can be claimed by contacting the Police Department.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 4:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave. One subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 88 calls for service on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

For Release: 06/08/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at approximately 9:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on Shy Dr. at Bel Air Dr. A vehicle driven by Joseph S. Foli backed into a vehicle owned by Terrie L. Pollock. Minor damage was reported.

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at approximately 4:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 400 block of Park Ln. A vehicle driven by Joseph T. Martin backed into a vehicle driven by Carol N. Gossick. Minor damage was reported.

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Clay St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Monday, June 6, 2016, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of First St. Officers arrested Nicole Marie Reno on an active arrest warrant for a probation violation out of DeKalb County. Reno was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at approximately 12:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury private property traffic crash in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Benjamin D. Degroote backed into a vehicle owned by Linda L. McBee. Minor damage was reported.

Officers responded to 99 calls for service on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

For Release: 06/06/2016
Contact: Sergeant John Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/01/16 at 2:20 pm, officers arrested Zachary Kerns in the 200 block of Williams on a Missouri State Probation/Parole violation warrant. Kerns was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/02/16 at 12:50 PM, officers were dispatched to conduct a well-being check in the 1000 block of Polk Street. The male resident was found to be deceased of what appeared to be natural causes. The body was removed from the scene by Lindley Funeral Home.

On 06/03/2016 at 1:45 am, officers responded to the 500 block of Youssef Drive in reference to property damage report. Upon arrival, it was determined that property damage had occurred to an unoccupied vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

On 06/03/2016 at 10:10 pm, Norman Justin Caselman surrendered himself to the Chillicothe Police Department on a Livingston County Warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance. Caselman was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/03/2016 at 10:15pm, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Cowgill Street. W/M William Jennings Ross IV was arrested for driving while suspended, displaying the plates of another, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Ross was transported to Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pending formal charges.

On 06/03/2016, 10:45 pm, officers arrested Adam Jeffery Tanner at Danner Park, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Tanner was placed under arrest and transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on municipal citations.

On 06/04/16 at 11:10 pm, officers assisted Livingston County Deputies on a warrant arrest for Jason R. Gerdson in the 200 block of Jackson Street. Chillicothe Officers discovered illegal substances and paraphernalia in the residence as well and additional charges are pending.

On 06/04/16 at 11:15 am, officers arrested Norman Leakey in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a Mercer County Warrant charging him with failure to appear on three counts of passing bad checks. Leakey was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bond.

On 06/04/16 at 1:07 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 800 block of Business 36 Highway. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Augusta Klein was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Clayton Daley causing minor damage. Officers also arrested Augusta Klein on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to register annually. Klein was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.

On 06/04/16 at 2:10 pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Sunset Street in reference to a report of a Pit Bull breed dog at a residence. Officers cited Alexander M. Andrus for Limitation of a particular breed of animal within the city limits. Andrus was also ordered to remove the dog from the city.

On 06/05/16 at 9:08 am, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Elm Street. The incident was determined to have been verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/05/16 at 2:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kendra Ballantyne was backing from a parking stall and struck a vehicle driven by Hannah Sherrow causing minor damage.

For Release: 06/03/2016
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Patrol Supervisor

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 11:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to shoplifting. Officers arrested Patricia Jean Cashatt for shoplifting. She was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 5:22 p.m., officers took a report of forgery which occurred in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 5:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Jackson St. in reference to an aggressive dog running at large. Officers were assisted by Animal Control and the dog was taken into custody. April Michelle Hamilton was issued a citation for dog running at large and animals annoying humans.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 6:47 p.m., officers arrested Steven Eugene Doss on an active arrest warrant for a parole violation, which carried no bond, in the 1000 block of Graves St. Doss was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He was processed at the Chillicothe Police Department. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1400 block of Polk St. The parties had separated and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to 82 calls for service on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

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

On Friday, May 27, 2016, at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Graves St. in reference to stealing. The investigation is on-going.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, at approximately 4:31 p.m., officers took a report of identity theft. The investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, at approximately 4:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of McVey St. and Twelfth St. A vehicle driven by Clarence A. Atwell collided with a vehicle driven by Trevor D. O'Banion. Atwell was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way at a yield intersection involving a motor vehicle crash. Moderate damage was reported to Atwell's vehicle and minor damage was reported to O'Banion's vehicle.

On Monday, May 30, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at approximately 11:40 a.m., officers arrested Elizabeth Ann Waters on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for failure to obey judge's orders on bond conditions in the 700 block of Webster St. Waters was processed at the Police Department and turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.

Officers responded to 92 calls for service and issued 1 citation for a traffic offense on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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

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."

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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