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March 26 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged Tampering with a Motor Vehicle which was parked at a location in Chula. The report indicates a person borrowed a vehicle from their employer and the next morning the vehicle had 2 flat tires. The owner later found out water was in the gas tank and required mechanical repairs of nearly $1,400 dollars. Further investigation shows the tires were flat due to thorns.
March 29 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office on an assault investigation between two juveniles at the Chillicothe Middle School. Parents and school officials are aware of the incident and the investigation file is being submitted to the juvenile office.
March 29 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office on a peace disturbance at the Chillicothe Middle School. This incidents reportedly involves a student being the victim of a bully. Information was collected, parent(s) have been notified, school officials are aware of the matter and the case file is being submitted to the juvenile office.
March 31 the LCSO began an investigation of attempted fraud and possible identity theft. Local resident attempted to apply for a job on-line and was informed of a work-at-home job. The so called company representative requested the local person pay over $1,150 for computer and software to conduct the work. When that could not be paid the company requested an application be completed and a fraudulent check was sent to the intended victim in the amount of $2,500. Intended victim took this check to their local bank and it was determined the check was a fraud. The scammer would have requested this person send them a check for the $1,150 for equipment and most likely for the overage. These kind of criminals will never stop of thinking of ways in attempt to rip you off.
April 01 several members of the LCSO and the on-duty Missouri State Highway Patrol were swamped with vehicle accidents and stranded motorists due to the snow/ice on the roadways.
March 29 a deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Liv 256 and arrested the driver, Noah Joseph Shaw, 20, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Revoked. Mr. Shaw was processed at the LCSO and released on a summons.
April 04 a speeding citation was issued to a Mooresville driver for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 413.
April 05 a speeding citation was issued to a New Jersey driver for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Route D.
April 05 a speeding citation was issued to a Harrisonville driver for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Route D.
April 05 citations were issued to a Kansas City driver for no auto insurance and failing to register a motor vehicle.
April 02 Detective Ryan Ford attended the Chula town meeting where area information was shared.
April 04 Deputy Mueller attended the Ludlow town meeting where area information was exchanged.
The LCSO has remained busy with on-going criminal investigations, Court, assisting other agencies, administrative duties, and recruiting potential employees.
Currently the LCSO has 32 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 5 of which are female detainees.
If you have any information on these or other crimes please call us at 660-646-0515 or dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Sheriff Steve Cox