March 02 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police with a theft investigation by recovering a stolen corn head for a combine. The CPD had investigated the initial report as the item was stolen in Chillicothe. The agencies worked together to process the stolen property and return it to the owner.
March 02 the LCSO began an investigation at Southwest School where a male student had allegedly been harassing the victim, threatened assault, made inappropriate comments, in addition to making racial slurs. The investigation is now complete and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges. School officials are aware of the situation and are addressing the administrative issues.
March 03 the LCSO investigated a hit and run accident at a business parking lot east of Chula at 1:12 a.m. The parked vehicle received minor to moderate damage and evidence shows there was white colored paint transfer to the victim’s car. Investigation continues.
March 03 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged animal abuse and neglect involving one or more cattle in the northwest part of Livingston County. Additional investigation has been taking place this week. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
March 03 the LCSO began an investigation of a fire along Highway 190 and west of the Thompson River which burnt nearly 100 acres and some equipment. Investigation continues.
March 04 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged animal abuse. The case is unfounded and now closed.
March 05 the LCSO was summoned to a location in Utica for a property damage complaint. Victim reported 3 of the vehicle tires had been flattened with a knife. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Jesse James Southwick, 19, Utica for alleged property damage in 2nd degree. Mr. Southwick was processed at the LCSO and released on a summons.
March 05 the LCSO conducted an investigation at a residence in Utica. There a search of the home took place and alleged methamphetamine smoking pipe was recovered and will be sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for identification of the contents. Information was alleged the adult male and his mother had been consuming controlled substance(s). Once the lab report has been returned one or more suspects face potential charges.
March 05 the LCSO responded to a location in Utica as a caller reported an unknown male wondering through the back yards of several homes. A search of the area revealed an adult male and two females outside a residence that at least one of them were residing. One female had an injury and was bleeding around an eye socket. That female claimed she fell onto an air compressor and injured her head. The females reported the adult male had been walking around and searching for their dog which had recently ran off. The adult male was uncooperative and would basically only respond with the word “Dog” when asked a variety of questions. None of the people had warrants but 2 were on probation/parole and their supervising officer was notified of the potential issues although no drugs were found.
March 06 the LCSO began an investigation at Southwest School where a juvenile student allegedly threatened another juvenile student with physical assault. Juvenile Office, parents, and school administration are aware of the situation. Investigation is continuing.
March 07 the LCSO completed an investigation of a person who failed to appear in Livingston County Association Court. The individual will most likely now have an additional charge to answer to had they simply cared to show up for their initial mandatory appearance.
The LCSO is continuing working on reported child sex offense(s) allegedly involving a juvenile. We are working with juvenile authorities and the Child Advocacy Center. Court order(s) have been served to obtain certain documents important to the case.
February 28 a deputy was monitoring activity in Chula and checked a vehicle speeding through town without tail lights working on the trailer in tow. A stop resulted in the arrest of Wesley David Coke, 41, Linneus for alleged no trailer tail lamps, no auto insurance, and driving while suspended-2nd offense. Mr. Coke was processed at the LCSO and later released on summons.
March 02 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Kimberly Suzanne Brandes, 49, Chillicothe for alleged class E felony Operated Motor Vehicle on Roadway without a Valid License-3rd and subsequent offense. Ms. Brandes posted bond at the LCSO and was released pending court appearance.
March 02 a Mooresville driver was cited for Failing to Register Motor Vehicle Annually (displaying plates of another person) and for No Auto Insurance. The stop took place on Highway C and Liv 416.
March 05 the LCSO served a Missouri Parole warrant on Kimberly Suzanne Brandes in the 900 block of Webster Street. Ms. Brandes then met her parole officer at the LCSO and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending transfer to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
March 02 a speeding citation was issued to a Gladstone driver on U.S. 36 at Liv 401 for 82 in a 65.
March 07 a speeding citation was issued to a Chula driver for 79 in a 60 on U.S. 65 and Liv 218.
March 05 the LCSO added Mariah Anna Mae Grant, 22, to our Most Wanted as Ms. Grant is alleged to have violation probation on original charge of class D felony stealing.
March 05 we also added Audra O. Newcomer, 34, to our Most Wanted website. Mr. Newcomer is alleged to have violated bond conditions set by the Court on original charge of 2 counts class D felony Stealing. Mr. Newcomer was arrested March 06 in Iowa and will be extradited by the LCSO at 1st opportunity.
March 07 the LCSO had 15 detainees appear before Judge James P. Valbracht in Livingston County Associate Court.
March 07 Sheriff Steve Cox attended the Ludlow town meeting where area information was exchanged.
March 08 Detective Ryan Ford attended a meeting in the Livingston County Courthouse pertaining to all active criminal cases involving children in Livingston County.
March 08 Chief Deputy Michael Claypole met with employee of Mental Health regarding implementation of Crisis Intervention Team in Livingston County.
March 08 we added Thomas William Gamble, 29, Chillicothe to our Most Wanted website. Mr. Gamble is wanted for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.
March 08 we added Velicia Ann Gonzalez, 46, to our Most Wanted website as Ms. Gonzalez is wanted for alleged felony Forgery.
Currently the LCSO has 35 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 10 of which are female detainees.
The LCSO has remained very busy with these and other continuing investigations, Court, and assisting other agencies.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Reminder that all persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law. A mere arrest or arrest warrant is only an allegation and nothing more.