We ask our citizens to check on the senior citizens, people without air conditioning, pets, and their livestock during this hot weather. A few extra minutes to make certain everything is okay will pay you dividends. If you are concerned about the well being of anyone, pets, or livestock then do not hesitate to call our office.
On June 20, we began an investigation of identity theft of a Wheeling resident. The investigation has led us to an address in Brookfield where significant evidence was obtained. However, the primary suspect has not yet been located. Information will be shared with the prosecuting attorney.
On June 22, we began an investigation of property damage in several areas of Wheeling with victims being both private citizens and the City of Wheeling. Suspect(s) used spray paint or other item(s) to place things on building(s), sign(s), play ground equipment, trash cans, and window(s) with various markings, writings, including obscene or disrespectful pictures or comments. We are working on questioning suspect juveniles about the property damage and trespassing. We understand certain parents have already taken the high road and have prompted their child(ren) to clean up and/or repair or paint damage in that community. Although these crimes should have never happened, we greatly appreciate and respect the parents who take charge and see their children learn a lesson and do the right thing. Sometimes tough love is the best option available and the quickest to be remembered by our youth. Investigations continue.
We are still working on repairs to the hot water and related issues from last week. We are seeking bids from a variety of vendors so we can make a presentation to the County Commission as soon as possible.
On June 02, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Stephen W. Phillips, 57, Grain Valley, MO for alleged Peace Disturbance, Assault 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Trespassing. Bond was initially placed at $2,000.
On June 07, we served a Clinton County arrest warrant on Kodi Lee Souders, 18, Chillicothe for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on charge of Domestic Assault 3rd Degree. Bond was initially placed at $1,000 cash. (no photo available)
On June 12, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Richard S. Stumph, 22, Hale, MO for alleged Probation Violation on original charge of class D felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond was initially placed at $25,000.
On June 18, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Paul A. Buckner, 31, Marceline, for alleged class B felony Distribution/Delivery/Manufacture/Produce or Attempt or Possess with Intent a Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $50,000.
On June 13, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Ashley N. Grimes, 22, Unionville, for alleged Probation Violation on an original charge of class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond was originally placed at $5,000 cash.
On June 22, Sheriff Cox extradited Elvis Priar Turnley, 31, Bethany, from the Harrison County Sheriff on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Stealing a Motor Vehicle, bond was originally placed at $5,000.
On June 22, Sheriff Cox extradited Christopher R. Brannam, 30, Chillicothe, from the Caldwell County Sheriff on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original charge of class A misdemeanor Harassment. Bond was initially placed at $1,000.
Currently we have 41 people in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 4 of which are female detainees.
If you have any information on these or other crimes then please call us at 660-646-0515.