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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

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.

For Release: 06/22/2015 
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/19/2015, officers arrested Allen David Bush on an active arrest warrant out of the City of Chillicothe in the 600 block of Walnut Street. Bush posted bond and was released.

On 06/19/2015, officers received a report of an assault in the 600 block of Webster Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 06/19/2015, officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device in the 200 block of Crescent Drive. Investigation continues.

On 06/19/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 300 block of North Washington Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

On 06/21/2015, officers arrested Jordon Small for failing to properly display license plates, no insurance, and driving while revoked following a traffic stop at Elm and JFK. She was released on citations.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on June 19, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on June 20, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 46 calls for service on June 21, 2015.

For Release: 06/19/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/18/15, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Frederick in reference to found property that appeared to be drug paraphernalia. The property was collected by officers destroyed.

On 06/18/15, officers arrested Kerina L. Rhoton in the 10 block of South Washington Street for possession of a forging instrument. Rhoton was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/18/15, officers arrested Kenneth W. Chenet in the 10 block of Washington St. on a probation violation warrant. Chenet was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/18/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 400 block of Third Street. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/18/15, officers issued six citations for traffic violations.

For Release: 06/18/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/17/15, officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. The incident involved two juvenile males and was turned over to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 06/17/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of W. Business 36 Hwy. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

For Release: 06/17/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/16/2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on Walnut Street near Springhill Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Robert Scheib was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle that was parked on Walnut Street causing minor damage.

On 06/16/2015, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Dickinson and Webster St. Officers arrested the driver, Ryan M. Bundy for driving while suspended, fail to register vehicle with Missouri Department of Revenue, and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility. Bundy was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 06/16/2015, officers were dispatched to report of a person stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Howard L. Gulledge for stealing. Gulledge was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation after posting a $100.00 appearance bond.

For Release: 06/16/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/15/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 65 and US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Shanna Barron failed to yield the right of way and struck a vehicle driven by Paula Sobocinski. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Barron was cited for failing to yield.

On 06/15/2015, Officers arrested Brenda Wilson for speeding and driving without a license following a traffic stop on Third Street near Dickinson Street. Wilson was released on citations.

On 06/15/2015, officers received a report of theft that occurred on 06/11/2015 in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Investigation continues.

On 06/15/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at US 5 and US 36. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Karen Howerton failed to yield the right of way and struck a vehicle driven by Cecilia Hutchinson. Major damage was reported to the vehicles. Howerton was cited for failing to yield.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 86 calls for service on June 15, 2015.

For Release: 06/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/11/2015, officers arrested Bobby Farwell in the 1000 block of South Washington Street on an active State of Missouri Parole Violation Warrant. Farwell was incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition. The report is also being forwarded to the Municipal Prosecutor for consideration of charges on Farwell for assault of a law enforcement officer.

On 06/11/2015, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at the US 65 and US 36 junction and subsequently arrested Sidney McNally for felony driving while intoxicated-persistent offender, defective equipment, failing to use a turn signal, and no seatbelt. McNally was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/12/2015, officers arrested Carl Derrickson for driving while suspended following a traffic stop at Bryan Street and Dickinson Street. He was processed and released on a citation.

On 06/12/2015, officers arrested Steven Boyd in the 400 block of Elm Street on an active Macon County Warrant for failure to appear and child support contempt. Boyd was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending extradition to Macon County.

On 06/13/2015, officers received a report of peace disturbance in the 1000 block of Graves Street. This investigation continues.

On 06/13/2015, officers responded to the 1500 block of Bryan Street to a report of trespassing. Officers arrested Kyle Burton for trespassing and he was incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/13/2015, officers responded to a two-vehicle non injury accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Polk Street. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Dakota Akers made an improper turn and struck a vehicle driven by Fern Albertson. Moderate damage was reported to the vehicles. Akers was cited for an improper turn.

On 06/13/2015, officers responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of theft. Officers arrested Curtiss Copple for stealing. Copple was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 06/13/2015, officers received a report of a vehicle being driven recklessly near Violet Street and Herriford Street. The vehicle was located and officers subsequently arrested Curtis Provolt for driving while revoked and careless and imprudent driving. He was processed and released on citations. Officers also arrested Justin Provolt for driving while intoxicated. He was processed and released on a citation.

On 06/14/2015, officers arrested Anthony Walker in the 200 block of Slack Street for 2nd degree Burglary and theft relating to an incident that occurred on 06/11/2015 in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Michaela Mathews was also arrested for theft pertaining to the same incident. Both Walker and Mathews were transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 06/14/2015, officers responded to the 1900 block of Third Street to a one-vehicle non-injury accident. Officers reported a vehicle driven by Adria Forck failed to maintain a single lane of the roadway and struck 2 mailboxes causing moderate damage to the mailboxes and the vehicle. Forck was cited for failing to drive in a single lane of the roadway.

On 06/14/2015, officers recovered a black and maroon Mongoose bike in the 1400 block of Fair Street.

On 06/14/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Clay Street. The incident was reported to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 89 calls for service on June 12, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 69 calls for service on June 13, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 51 calls for service on June 14, 2015.

For Release: 06/12/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/10/15, officers began an investigation of a possible sexual assault. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/11/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 2600 block of North Washington Street. It was later determined that the suspect had contacted the business and advised that they forgot to pay for the item and the issue was resolved without prosecution.

On 06/11/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Henry and Lilly Street. Officers arrested Tony Lee Cashatt on a Caldwell County Warrant for domestic assault and trespassing. Cashatt was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/11/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at US 65 and US 36 Hwy. Officers arrested Sidney McNally for felony driving while intoxicated. McNally was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. McNally is being held on a $15,000.00 cash bond.

On 06/11/15, officers were dispatched to Danner Park in reference to a theft of a City owned air compressor and leaf blower. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/11/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of South Washington Street when an employee arriving at work discovered a person sleeping near the back entrance to the business. Officers arrested Bobby Jo Farwell on a Missouri Probation/Parole Warrant. Farwell was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 06/11/15, officers conducted traffic enforcement in some of the areas listed in the earlier press release. Officers conducted several traffic stops and issued either warnings or citations to the violators.

For Release: 06/11/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/09/15, officers received a complaint of careless driving near the intersection of Webster and Boehner. Officers conducted a traffic stop and issued Cory G. Derrickson Municipal Citations for careless and imprudent driving and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.

On 06/10/15, officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Dowell Drive in reference to a report of a person making threats of self harm that had just left the residence. Officers located the person a short time later and determined that the person was upset and had no intention of self harm. The person was released to a family member.

For Release: 06/0102015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

Due to feedback received on the Chillicothe Police Department Facebook page, officers will be monitoring the following areas for vehicles traveling in excess of the posted speed limit and failing to stop at stop signs.

  • Third Street from Washington Street to Grandview
  • Dickinson Avenue from Bryan to Third Street
  • Hickory Street from Third Street to Cowgill Street
  • Fair Street from Bryan to Dorney Drive
  • Areas of all city parks during activities that increase traffic and pedestrian traffic.

We will be changing areas of concentration as new complaints are received. Thanks for your input and feel free to offer any other areas that need increased enforcement.

On 06/09/15, officers were dispatched to an abandoned storage unit where a person cleaning out the unit discovered possible drug paraphernalia. The incident remains under investigation.

For Release: 06/09/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/08/2015, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Vine Street. Officers reported the disturbance to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 06/08/2015, officers arrested, Leon Walter Jr., following a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Washington Street, for operating a motor vehicle in violation of limited driving privileges. He was released with a citation.

On 06/08/2015, officers removed from the roadway an abandoned and illegally parked vehicle from Brunswick Street near Ryan Lane.

On 06/08/2015, officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Burnam Road. It was reported a resident was backing from a private driveway and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 84 calls for service on June 8, 2015.

For Release: 06/08/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/05/2015, officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of South Washington Street. This investigation continues.

On 06/04/2015, officers received a report of kidnapping in the 500 block of St. Louis. The investigation revealed the alleged victim left willingly with the alleged suspect.

On 06/06/2015, officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson Street. The incident was deemed to be verbal in nature and no arrests were made.

On 06/06/2015, officers arrested Nicholas Williamson in the 900 block of South Washington Street for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Williamson was processed and released on citations.

On 06/06/2015, officers arrested Brent Shockey, for driving while intoxicated, failing to use headlamps when required, possession of less than 35 grams marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop at Webster and Locust Street. Shockey was processed and released on citations.

On 06/07/2015, officers took a subject into custody and transported the subject to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.

On 06/07/2015, officers received a report of a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Broadway Street. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 06/07/2015, officers responded to the 900 block of Woodward Street regarding an unattended death. Officers reported the resident had passed of natural causes.

On 06/07/2015, officers responded to the 100 block of Tenth Street regarding animal neglect. The animal owner, Amy Hand, was cited for animal neglect and animal without current vaccination.

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

The Chillicothe Police Department received 95 calls for service on June 6, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 47 calls for service on June 7, 2015.

For Release: 06/05/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/04/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Business 36 Hwy. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by William E. Herring was southbound on Washington Street. Herring attempted to make a left turn at the intersection of Business 36 Hwy and turned in front of a vehicle drive by Daniel Standley that was northbound on Washington Street and they collided. Officers reported moderate damage and Herring was issued a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

For Release: 06/04/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/03/15, officers were dispatched to the Junction of US 36 and US 65 in reference to a report of a damaged highway sign. Officers reported that a divided highway sign in the median was knocked over and in the lane of traffic. The sign, owned by Missouri Department of Transportation, was removed from the roadway.

On 06/02/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Calhoun and Locust Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Lois Koehly was northbound on Locust Street and stopped at the stop sign at Calhoun Street. Koehly reported that her vision was obscured by parked vehicles and she pulled into the intersection striking a westbound vehicle driven by Kendra L. Cobb. A passenger in the Cobb vehicle was transported by Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services to HMC for treatment of minor injuries. Koehly complained of minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. Both vehicles received extensive damage and were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing. Koehly received a Municipal Citation for failure to yield the right of way.

For Release: 06/03/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 06/02/15, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Beulah K. Redden and Pamela E. Spencer both from Brookfield. Officers also took a juvenile male into custody. Officers transported Redden, Spencer and the juvenile to the Police Department. Redden and Spencer were processed and released on Municipal Citations and the juvenileís information forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 06/05/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 1300 block of Green Street. Officers reported that an unknown person had scratched the paint on a vehicle while it was parked and unoccupied. The incident remains under investigation.

On 06/02/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of JFK. Ave. The incident was verbal and the parties involved agreed to separate for the night. Officers were dispatch back to the residence a short time later. Officers determined that the male that had left earlier, returned and pulled the electric meter after removing the meter seal. Officers arrested Eric R. Eiken for felony tampering with a utility meter. Eiken was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held on a $5,000.00 bond.

On 06/02/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 600 block of E. Business 36. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Mamie Willard was backing from a parking stall and struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage.

For Release: 06/02/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 06/01/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 100 block of Polk Street. This investigation continues.

On 05/31/2015, officers responded to the 300 block of Hillcrest Avenue in reference to a dog attacking another dog. The owner of the attacking dog, Melissa Ross, was cited for dog at large.

On 06/01/2015, officers arrested Dominique Hurst in the 400 block of Martin Street for possession of a controlled substance. Hurst was processed and transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 91 calls for service on June 1, 2015.

For Release: 06/01/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/28/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Cowgill Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 05/29/15, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Jackson and Locust to a report of a child on a bicycle being struck by a vehicle. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Loretta Dennis was westbound on Jackson Street and did not see the 10 year old female riding her bicycle northbound across Jackson Street. The 10 year old female was transported to HMC by Chillicothe Emergency Services for treatment of minor injuries.

On 05/29/15, officers made contact with two juveniles at the intersection of Dickinson and Calhoun Street. One of the juveniles was found to be in possession of cigarettes, and it was learned that both of the juveniles were from Independence Mo and their parents had no knowledge of their whereabouts. The children had not been reported missing by their parents. Officers transported the two juveniles to the Police Department and made arrangements with the parents to return the juveniles back to Independence. The incident was referred to the Juvenile Authorities.

On 05/31/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at Ryan Lane and Washington Street. Officers arrested Tyler J. Fee for driving while revoked, excessive speed and no seatbelt. Fee was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 05/31/15, Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop for exceeding the posted speed limit at the intersection of Green and Graves Street. Officers arrested Dylan R. Dennis for minor in possession of intoxicants. Dennis was transported to the Police Department were he was processed and released on Municipal Citations.

For Release: 05/29/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Shelby Renee Michaeleni Stevens and Paige Abbigail Greenway for Shoplifting. They were processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, a set of keys were turned in to the Police Department which were found in the 1000 block of Gilbert St. They can be claimed at the Police Department.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, officers took a report of stealing from the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Devan Cierra Pittman for Stealing. Pittman was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, officers began an investigation of sexual misconduct. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, officers arrested Donald Gail Payne for Sexual Misconduct 2nd Degree in the 600 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. Payne was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded 90 to calls for service and issued 5 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, May 28, 2015.

For Release: 05/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers took a report of burglary in the 800 block of Third St. As a result of the investigation officers arrested Dustin Patric Loucks for Burglary and Stealing on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. Loucks was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, officers arrested Kevin Ray Head on an active arrest warrant from Missouri Board of Probation and Parole for a Parole Violation and active arrest warrants out of Buchanan County for traffic offenses in the 1300 block of N. Washington St. Head was processed at the Police Department and transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, officers took a report of shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1300 block of Directory St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 2600 block of N. Washington St. A motorcycle driven by Paul K. Rainsberger made a sharp turn causing his motorcycle to fall over onto his left side. Rainsberger sustained a broken ankle and was transported to the hospital by Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

For Release: 05/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, officers took a report of sexually explicit electronic communications with a juvenile. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 2700 block of N. Washington St. A vehicle driven by Tracy L. England collided with a vehicle driven by Logan B. McDaniel after failing to yield the right of way. A passenger in the McDaniel vehicle received moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital by the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. England was issued a citation for Failure to Yield resulting in an accident.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Samuel St. Officers arrested Beth Ann Holder for Domestic Assault 2nd Degree. She was processed at the Police Department and later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, officers were dispatched to a dog that bit a human in the 600 block of Samuel St. The dog was quarantined.

Officers responded to 91 calls for service on Tuesday, May 27, 2015.

For Release: 05/26/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Third St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of S. Washington St. Officers arrested Anthony Michael Walker, Jr. for Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Valid Driver's License and Failure to register with the Department of Revenue. Walker, Jr. was processed at the Police Department and released pending a court appearance. Officers also issued Michaela Leann Mathews a citation for Knowingly Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Operate a Motor Vehicle.

On Monday, May 25, 2015, officers took a report of Identity Theft. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 80 calls for service and issued 8 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Monday, May 26, 2015.

For Release: 05/25/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/22/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers arrested Lena R. Williams for stealing. Williams was transported to the Police Dept. where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/22/15, officers were dispatched to a report of stealing from a business in the 1200 block of Washington Street. Officers identified the two suspects from video surveillance. Officers responded to the 900 block of Frederick and arrested Michaela Mathews and Anthony M. Walker for stealing. Mathews and Walker were transported to the Police Department where they were processed and released on Municipal Citations.

On 05/22/15, officers were dispatched to a report of property damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 400 block of Webster Street. Officers have identified the suspect and information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

On 05/22/15, officers responded to a residence in reference to a court issued warrant on a 96-hour detention for a mental health evaluation. Officers took the female into custody and she was transported to the named facility for treatment.

On 05/23/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Dickinson St. Officers referred the incident to the Livingston County Juvenile Officer.

On 05/23/15, officers were dispatched to HMC in reference to a person being bitten by a dog. Officers advised that the dog owner was attempting to separate his dogs from fighting and was bit by his own dog causing minor injuries.

On 05/23/15, officers arrested Tammy L. Stark near the intersection of Gale and Woodward Street for possession of less than 35gm of marijuana. Stark was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/24/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a missing juvenile female. The juvenile female was located a short time later and the information has been forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 05/24/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in the ditch in the 300 block of Edgerton Street. Officers arrested Jeffrey L. Anderson for leaving the scene of an accident, driving while revoked, and no proof of financial responsibility. Anderson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 05/22/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle blocking an alley in the 1400 block of Trenton Rd. The vehicle was towed by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Calhoun St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. No arrests were made.

Officers responded to 101 calls for service and issued 9 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

For Release: 05/21/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Dickinson Ave. The incident involved a juvenile and it was forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

Officers responded to 93 calls for service and issued 13 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

For Release: 05/20/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers took a report of stolen property in the 1200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers took a report of stealing motor fuel in the 200 block of N. Washington St. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a nude male walking near the street in the 1000 block of Bryan St. Officers arrested Frederick Alexander Collins for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Indecent Exposure and Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, officers arrested Mary Ruth Craft on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for Failure to Obey Judge's Order and Resisting Arrest in the 1400 block of McVey St. Officers also arrested Jason Edward Jones for Shoplifting and Dylan Lewis Hulett for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (Attempt) and Resisting/Interfering with an Arrest. They were transported to the Police Department for processing. They were then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Monroe St. Officers arrested Jonathon Michael McGinness and Daniel Earl Windsor, 2nd for Disorderly Conduct by Fighting. They were transported to the Police Department for processing. They were then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 73 calls for service and issued 2 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

For Release: 05/19/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, officers were dispatched to shoplifting in the 1000 block of Graves St. Officers arrested Robyn Larene Snidow-Francis for Shoplifting. Snidow-Francis was transported to the Police Department for processing. Snidow-Francis was issued a citation and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Asher St. The incident was determined to be verbal in nature. Both parties separated and no arrests were made.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers arrested Joshua James Burk for driving without a valid license in the 400 block of Williams St. Burk was transported to the Police Department for processing. Burk was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Monday, May 18, 2015, officers arrested Kailean Allen Volker on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for a Probation Violation in the 300 block of Edgerton St. Volker was transported to the Police Department. The warrant did not have an allowable bond, so Volker was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff's Department and later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Jail.

Officers responded to 98 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Monday, May 18, 2015.

For Release: 05/18/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/15/15, Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Bryan Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 05/14/15, officers observed a vehicle that the driver was selling meat door to door without a peddler's license. Officers conducted an investigative stop at Ryan Lane and Washington Street. Officers arrested Terrence D. McKinstry for driving while suspended and conducting door to door sales without a license. McKinstry was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. McKinstry.

On 05/15/15, officers arrested Virel V. Johnson in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Missouri Parole violation warrant. Johnson was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail where he is being held without bond.

On 05/15/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Business #6 Highway. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 05/16/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on a private lot in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. Officers were advised that a parked vehicle had been struck by another vehicle that left the scene without reporting the damage. Officers were able to identify the driver and the vehicle with video surveillance. Officers located and arrested Steven Lee Munson for leaving the scene of an accident and felony driving while revoked. Munson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/16/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kristy Locke was pulling from a private drive onto Graves Street and struck a vehicle driven by Tori McCracken that was southbound on Graves Street causing minor damage.

On 05/16/15, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of W. Business 36 Highway.

Officers arrested Teresa A. Watkins for peace disturbance and domestic assault. Watkins was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/16/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of Polk and Washington Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Devin P. Rose was eastbound on Polk attempting to make a left turn to go north on Washington Street. Officers reported that the Rose vehicle entered the southbound turn lane and struck a vehicle that was stopped in the southbound center turn lane head on that was driven by Pauline Tolle. Tolle sustained injuries to her arms and ankle and was transported by private vehicle to HMC for treatment. Rose refused medical attention. Rose was arrested for driving while intoxicated, no proof of insurance, second degree assault and child endangerment. Rose was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. There was a juvenile male passenger in the Rose vehicle that appeared to be uninjured. Both vehicle sustained extensive damage and were towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 05/17/15, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Monroe Street. Officers took a female into custody for self protection. The female was transported to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

For Release: 05/15/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, officers arrested Kenneth Wayne Chenet in the 200 block of Second St. on an active arrest warrant out of Livingston County for Domestic Assault 2nd Degree. Chenet was transported to the Police Department for processing. Chenet was unable to post the $5,000.00 cash only bond. He was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Officers responded to 80 calls for service on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

For Release: 05/14/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, officers took a report of burglary in the 1700 block of Calhoun St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Cherry St. Officers arrested Mark Alan White for Domestic Assault 3rd Degree. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was issued a citation and released pending a court appearance.

The Chillicothe Police Department received information from a concerned citizen in reference to stolen items/money during garage sales. The Police Department would like to remind persons having garage sales to be mindful of their money from sales and items for sale and to be watchful of individuals browsing the items.

Officers responded to 80 calls for service and issued 4 citations for various criminal and traffic offenses on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

For Release: 05/13/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Monday, May 11, 2015, officers took a report of a domestic assault which occurred on Sunday, May 10, 2015, in the 300 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. Officers arrested Bobby Jo Farwell for Domestic Assault 2nd Degree. He was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on U.S. Hwy. 65 at the U.S. Hwy. 36 overpass. A vehicle driven by Kathryn A. Webb collided with a vehicle driven by Curtis A. Colborn after Webb failed to yield the right-of-way. Substantial damage was reported to both vehicles. Webb was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way involving an accident.

Officers responded to 86 calls for service and issued two citations for traffic offenses on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

For Release: 05/12/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/10/15, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident in the 300 block of Dickinson Ave. Officers reported that a vehicle had traveled west on Jackson Street and turned to go south on Dickinson. During the turn, the vehicle left the roadway and drove through a yard on the west side of Dickinson. The vehicle continued south at an excessive rate of speed and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a tree on the east side of the road, spun around and the rear of the vehicle struck another tree. The vehicle spun around and continued southbound before striking a utility pole on the west side of the road approximately 109 feet from the impact of the second tree. Officers issued Augustus C. Ashford a Municipal Citation for no valid operator's license by violating a condition of his permit and a Municipal Citation for careless and imprudent driving. Ashford and a passenger were taken by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries. The vehicle was demolished and was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 05/11/15, officers arrested Tyler M. Gibson in the 10 block of South Washington Street on a Livingston County Warrant for a parole violation. Gibson was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

On 05/11/15, officers arrested Andrew E. Gillespie in the 600 block of Walnut Street on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of assault. Gillespie was unable to post $1,000.00 cash bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

For Release: 05/11/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to a theft. Officers arrested Christopher D. Harper for stealing. Harper was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on a private parking lot in the 1300 block of Washington Street. Officers reported that a parked vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle that failed to report the accident. There was moderate damage reported.

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle non-injury accident on a private parking lot in the 1400 block of Walnut Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Dana Angeline was driving through the lot and was struck by a vehicle that was backing from a parking stall driven by Christopher Noble. Officers reported minor damage to the vehicles.

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident on N. Washington Street north of Park Lane. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Janet McCauslin was northbound and slowed to make a left turn when she was struck in the rear by a northbound vehicle driven by Heidi Devore causing moderate damage.

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of Calhoun Street. Officers took a juvenile male into custody for disorderly conduct and assault. The Livingston County Juvenile Officer was contacted and the juvenile was taken to HMC for treatment and evaluation.

On 05/08/15, officers arrested Angela L. Anderson in the 300 block of Third Street on a Livingston County Probation and Parole Warrant. Anderson was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and is being held without bond.

On 05/08/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of Clay Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 05/09/15, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Jamison Street in reference to three small children playing outside and in the street unattended. Officers arrested Tibrucio V. Almojera for possession of less than 35 gm marijuana and paraphernalia. Officers contacted another family member to take custody or the children and Almojera was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on Municipal Citations. The incident was reported to the Livingston County Children's Division.

On 05/09/15, officers were dispatched to the Brookfield Police Department in reference to Brookfield officers arresting Lisa R. Teel on a Chillicothe Municipal Warrant for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Teel was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where she was processed and released after posting a $250.00 bond.

On 05/09/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a theft in the 100 block of Herriford Street.

On 05/09/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Arcadia. The incident was determined to be verbal and no arrests were made.

On 05/09/15, officers were dispatched to check the well being of a person that was in a parked vehicle on a parking lot in the 2800 block of Grand Avenue. Officers arrested Annette M. Deveriendt for three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. Deveriendt was transported to the Police Department where she was processed and transferred to Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

On 05/09/15, officers discovered an unoccupied vehicle off the roadway in the 100 block of Hickory Street. The vehicle had run off the roadway, struck an embankment causing extensive damage and air bag deployment. Officers located the driver of the vehicle at his residence a short time later. Officers arrested R J Allen Cox in the 200 block of Graves Street for leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated, prior offender. Cox was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Cox is being held on a $5,000.00 cash bond. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Chillicothe Truck Repair and Towing.

On 05/10/15, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of State Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

On 03/10/15, officers were dispatched to a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle in the 300 block of Cherry Street. Officers reported that while the resident's vehicle was parked, someone spray painted on the side and trunk area of the vehicle The incident remains under investigation.

SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE
On 05/08/2015, the Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation into the exploitation of the elderly by door to door meat salesmen. The CPD wants to notify the public, as of 05/08/2015, no door to door meat salesmen have requested or have been issued permits by the city to conduct door to door sales of meat. We have been notified these salesmen have been in the Chillicothe area recently and have been targeting the elderly and selling meat products, mostly beef, and are charging an extravagant amount of money for a small amount of meat. The meat has also been reported, "not fit for consumption" by some of the customers. The CPD has identified one of the salesmen but has not located him. We are requesting the public be aware of these individuals, to not conduct business with them, and to contact the CPD at 660-646-2121 if you come in contact with any of these salesmen. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, officers took a report of stealing in the 1100 block of Jackson St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, officers took a report of sexual misconduct in the 600 block of Bus. Hwy. 36. The investigation is on-going.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, officers took a report of an assault. The investigation is on-going.

Officers responded to 85 calls for service Thursday, May 7, 2015.

For Release: 05/07/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle traffic crash at Monroe St. and Irving Ave. with unknown injuries. Upon arrival, Officers discovered there were no injuries. A vehicle driven by Ellen D. Whitmer collided with a vehicle driven by Erica L. Straatman after failing to yield the right-of-way. Straatman's vehicle was towed from the scene.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, officers were dispatched to a person leaving without paying for motor fuel in the 700 block of Elm St. The investigation is on-going.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, officers took a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Cooper St. The parties separated and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to 66 calls for service Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

For Release: 05/06/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Third St. and N. Washington St. Officers arrested Amber Renee Zeller and Larry Wayne Thompson, both out of Arkansas, for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They were transported to the Police Department for processing. Zeller and Thompson were then transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On Monday, May 4, 2015, officers arrested Jason Dwayne Howard in the 800 block of Calhoun St. on an active arrest warrant out of Adair County for Property Damage 1st Degree. Howard was unable to post the $10,000.00 cash only bond and was extradited to Adair County.

On Monday, May 4, 2015, officers took a report of a possible sex crime via electronic communication. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 400 block of Elm St. Officers discovered the incident to be a verbal domestic disturbance. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Tenth St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested William Russell Helm, Jr. for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Helm was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was later transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

Officers responded to 86 calls for service and issued 3 citations for various traffic and criminal offenses on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

May 4 - Special News Release
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATION
On April 26, officers of the Chillicothe Police Department responded to Hedrick Medical Center ER to assist the Livingston County Children's Division and the Livingston County Juvenile Officer in a child abuse investigation that involved 2 twin male infants. The infants received medical care, one for a broken arm and one for an abrasion to the top of the head. The infants were then taken into state protective custody. As a result of this investigation, the parents, Douglas Weese and Cassie Adkins were arrested on April 29 for child endangerment in the 1st Degree. Both Mr. Weese and Ms. Adkins admitted to causing the injuries. Mr. Weese and Ms. Adkins were later transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail where Livingston County Arrest warrants were later issued with a $10,000 bond.

For Release: 05/04/2015
Contact: Sergeant John C Valbracht, Patrol Supervisor

On 04/30/2015, officers arrested Shanna Nichols for failing to stop at a red light, possession of alcohol by a minor, driving under the influence of drugs, and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and Jory Woodsen for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Calhoun Street. Nichols and Woodsen posted bond and were released from custody.

On 05/01/2015 at approximately 1128 hours, the Chillicothe Police Department received a report of two vehicles racing eastbound on US 36 Highway west of Chillicothe. A Livingston County Deputy was dispatched and intercepted the two vehicles just west of the city limits of Chillicothe. At the US 36/US 65 junction, the two vehicles separated, one continued eastbound on US 36 and the other exited onto US 65 highway traveling northbound. The Livingston County Deputy contacted the vehicle that continued on US 36 and Chillicothe Police officers contacted the other vehicle on US 65 at Business 36. During officers contact, suspicion of drug activities were observed. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while his license was revoked. Officers located a small bag of methamphetamine on the arrested driver, search incident led to arrest. The driver admitted to having more quantity of narcotics in the vehicle. The two passengers were contacted and admitted to further quantity of narcotics as well and subsequently directed officers to the location. Upon further investigation, officers discovered over 2 ounces of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and equipment used for the distribution of methamphetamine. Also located was a fully loaded 380 handgun. The driver was was identified as Charles Cress Kain, Milan MO. Kain is also being charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The two passengers were identified as Julia Ann Rinehart and Shawna Lynn Frye, both of Kirksville, MO. Both Rinehart and Frye are being charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Kain, Rinehart, and Frye were transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

On 05/01/15, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Shaun R. Crockett was backing from a private drive and struck a vehicle that was parked in the street causing minor damage.

On 05/01/15, officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop at US 36 and US 65 Hwy. Officers arrested Gerald D. Crowe for driving while revoked. Crowe was transported to the Police Department where he was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/01/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 2600 block of Shawnee Drive. Investigation continues.

On 05/02/15, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking another parked vehicle on a private parking lot in the 100 block of N. Washington Street. Officers reported that a witness observed a gray minivan back into another vehicle and the vehicle left without reporting the damage. Officers reported minor damage to the parked vehicle.

On 05/02/15, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Walnut Street to check the well being of a resident. Officers made contact and found that there was no need for concern.

On 05/02/15, officers were dispatched to a report of damage to a motor vehicle while it was parked in the 1000 block of Elm Street. Officers reported that the windshield of the vehicle had been broken by an unknown object. The incident remains under investigation.

On 05/03/15, officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Webster. It was determined to be a verbal dispute and no arrests were made.

On 05/02/2015, officers responded to the area near Dickinson Street and Bryan Street to a possible domestic disturbance in the roadway. Officers arrested Christy McCracken for minor in possession of intoxicants by consumption. McCracken was processed and released on a Municipal Citation.

On 05/02/2015, officers recovered a black and mint green Freestyle bike in the 1500 block of Webster Street. The bike can be claimed by contacting the Chillicothe Police Department.

For Release: 05/01/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, officers were dispatched to a private property two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1200 block of Fair St. A vehicle driven by Brandon W. Murray collided with a vehicle driven by Matthew A. Moser.

Officers responded to 89 calls for service on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

For Release: 04/30/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, officers conducted an investigation of possible child abuse/neglect in the 400 block of Paul St. The investigation revealed there was no abuse or neglect. Offices were assisted by the Livingston County Children's Division.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, officers took a delayed non-injury one-vehicle traffic crash which occurred on Vine St. at Jackson St. A vehicle driven by Stephanie R. Snyder collided with a utility pole after making a sharp turn. Moderate damage was reported.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, officers arrested Larry Edward Funk, Jr. on an active arrest warrant out of the City of Chillicothe for a nuisance violation. Funk, Jr. was processed at the Police Department, posted bond, and was released pending a court appearance.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at Polk St. and Walnut St. A vehicle driven by Kathy J. Young collided with a vehicle driven by Lisa R. Boyd after Young failed to yield the right-of-way. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles. Young was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, officers recovered a house telephone in the 1000 block of N. Washington St.

Officers responded to 75 calls for service and issued one citation for a traffic offense on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

For Release: 04/29/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury traffic crash in the 900 block of Hawthorne Ave. Due to an equipment failure, a parked motor vehicle began to roll backward. Therese L. Taylor attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle rolled on top of her before coming to a stop and pinning her underneath. Responding officers were able to remove Taylor from underneath the vehicle, and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services administered medical care. Taylor was transported to the hospital for further medical treatment and care.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, officers arrested Mark Allen Edwards in the 10 block of St. Paul St. for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Edwards was transported to the Police Department for processing. He was issued citations and released pending a court appearance.

On Monday, April 27, 2015, officers took a report of child abuse/neglect. The investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, officers took a report of child endangerment in the 500 block of Monroe St. Officers were assisted by the Linn County Children's Division.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash in the 1000 block of Graves St. A vehicle driven by Roy D. Clark collided with a vehicle driven by Sheri F. Nelson. Minor damage was reported to Clark's vehicle and moderate damage to Nelsonís vehicle.

Officers responded to 96 calls for service on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

For Release: 04/28/2015
Contact: Sergeant Curtis Hays, Shift Supervisor

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, officers took a report of identity theft. The investigation is on-going.

On Monday, April 27, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash on S. Washington Street at Ryan Lane. A vehicle driven by Vicki E. Silkwood collided with a vehicle driven by David F. Chalfant. Minor damage was reported to both vehicles. 

On Monday, April 27, 2015, officers took a report of an assault between juveniles which occurred at the intersection of Jansen St. and Polk St. The incident was forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On Monday, April 27, 2015, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Elm St. and Polk St. A vehicle driven by Mason B. Mehrhoff collided with a vehicle driven by Deborah K. Peery. Merhoff's vehicle received moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Peery Towing. Peery's vehicle received minor damage.

Officers responded to 86 calls for service and issued 5 citations for various criminal offense on Monday, April 27, 2015.

For Release: 04/27/2015
Contact: Sergeant Jeremy Stephens, Shift Supervisor

On 04/24/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 900 block of Vine Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/23/2015, officers began an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a juvenile that occurred in April of 2012 in the 300 block of Clay Street. As a result of the investigation, on 4/25/2015, officers arrested Cody Wayne Adams for Statutory Sodomy 1st degree and Child Molestation 1st degree. Adams was incarcerated in the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and a Livingston County warrant was subsequently issued.

On 04/21/2015, officers arrested Blaze Hussey in the 600 block of Cherry Street on a Livingston County Warrant for Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest. Hussey was unable to post the $15,000.00 cash only bond and was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The warrant was issued as a result of a traffic stop where Hussey resisted his arrest for driving while suspended, assaulting a police officer, and fleeing the scene on foot. A secondary charge of resisting arrest is pending as Hussey attempted to flee on foot when he was arrested on the warrant.

On 04/21/2015, officers conducted a drug investigation in the 10 block of Third Street. Officers arrested were Brian Gatson, Sicily Miller, and Jennifer Girratono for possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 35 grams marijuana, and 2 counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (meth and marijuana). They were incarcerated in the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Livingston County Warrants were subsequently issued.

On 04/23/2015, officers received a report of theft in the 700 block of Ann Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/24/2015, officers conducted a drug investigation in the 400 block of Vine Street. Officers arrested Marques Reed for 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance near a school and possession of marijuana. A Livingston County warrant was subsequently issued.

On 04/25/2015, officers arrested Brandi Tuttle in the 700 block of Polk Street for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was released on citations.

On 04/24/2015, officers conducted a drug investigation in the 1100 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrested Jeffrey Taylor for 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated in the Daviess DeKalb Regional. A Livingston County warrant was subsequently issued.

On 04/23/2015, officers arrested Justin Hamilton in the 1000 block of North Washington Street for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. A Livingston County warrant was subsequently issued.

On 04/26/2015, officers received a report of property damage in the 400 block of Cowgill Street. Investigation continues.

On 04/24/2015, officers responded to the 1100 block of Calhoun Street for an out-of-control juvenile. The matter was referred to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.

On 04/25/2015, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Commercial Street. As a result of the investigation, Tylee Wheelbarger was arrested for domestic assault, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance (meth and pills), and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail and a Livingston County Warrant was subsequently issued.

On 04/24/2015, officers executed a search warrant in the 1100 block of Jackson Street. During the execution of the search warrant, officers seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and US Currency. Arrested were Mathew Don Johnson and Lesley Ann Copelin. Subsequent Livingston County Warrants were issued for both Johnson and Copelin for Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and carried a $50,000.00 cash only bond.

On 04/23/2015, officers conducted a drug investigation in the 10 block of St. Paul Street. As a result of this investigation, Mark Edwards was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

The Chillicothe Police Department received 94 calls for service on April 24, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 72 calls for service on April 25, 2015.

The Chillicothe Police Department received 46 calls for service on April 26, 2015.

ARCHIVED NEWS

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.

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

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

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

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


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

Traffic Safety Concerns Are Addressed
October 15, 2014

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

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

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

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


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


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


NEW HIRES, PROMOTIONS AT CPD
March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those people arrested were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
10/03/2013


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

CPD Receives Grant
09 30 13

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

SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE 09/24/13
Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

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

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

09/19/2013
Special News Release


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

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

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

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

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

Captain Tony Kirkendoll

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

The following violations were detected:

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

A total of 22 warnings were issued as well.

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

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


C- T Photo / Austin Buckner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Statewide Interoperability Network serves two primary functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CPD Investigating Counterfeit Money in Chillicothe
March 27 2012

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

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

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

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


C-T Photo / Drew Van Dyke

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police Operation Nets Traffic 25 Stops
March 19, 2012 CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sergeant Scott Chubick, Patrol Supervisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zero Tolerance Law

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

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

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

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

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

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