November 13 the LCSO began an investigation of an alleged assault which had previously taken place at the Fountain Grove Conservation Headquarters the morning waterfowl hunting drawing. The Missouri Department of Conservation asked we complete the investigation as one or more witnesses are employed by that agency. Persons were interviewed, investigation completed and alleged victim then requested no prosecution. Case is closed.
November 15 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis reported investigating several separate incidents at Chillicothe High School where a few students have been absent an excessive amount of time. Information has been submitted to parents and is now being sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
The LCSO has been assisting an out-of-state agency on a child sex predator investigation. The suspect has previously been convicted on a Livingston County Sheriff’s investigation of a child sex offense and is allegedly again victimizing at least 1 child in another state. Investigation continues.
November 16 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a theft of property from the girl’s locker room. Two juveniles were questioned and determined 1 was a witness to part of the event while the other admitted to taking several items. Several of those items have been recovered along with additional items not reported stolen. Juvenile office, parents and school administration were notified and involved.
November 18 the LCSO took a report of stolen license plates. The victim sold a vehicle to another person and mistakenly left the license plates on the car. Unknown person(s) who since had the car apparently obtained one or more parking tickets in the Kansas City area. The original vehicle owner has received information in the mail as the plates are still in his name. Information shared with Department of Revenue.
November 20 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a property in the 15000 block of Liv 247. Unknown suspect(s) removed a 425 gallon water tank from the private property. Investigation continues.
Recently the LCSO has responded to several calls of one or more Charolais cattle out on or along Highway U. The owner and/or employee has been contacted multiple times about this problem. The sheriff and prosecuting attorney have spoken about potential court action(s) and orders to eliminate the problem and stop the hazard for motorists. Incident report(s) are being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
November 25 and 26 the LCSO was swamped with minor car wrecks, jack knifed semi, slide-offs, stranded motorists, assisting other agencies, traffic control and keeping up with the many other demands thanks to winter storm “Bruce”. Fortunately MoDOT did a great job of fighting the storm on the major highways and got travel restored as quickly as possible.
The LCSO has completed an investigation of alleged Failure to Make an Employee Available for Court Process Service. The LCSO attempted to serve an employee at their work with an Ex Parte Order of Protection and met a less than cooperative person in the office. Problem since resolved.
The LCSO has completed a burglary and theft which took place in Wheeling on or about November 08. The suspect was later arrested on an unrelated matter by Chillicothe Police and booked into the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail and was in possession of the alleged stolen cell phone from the Wheeling burglary at that time. Additional evidence suggests the suspect used the stolen cell phone to call and/or text another person prior to the arrest. The cell phone has been recovered and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of burglary and stealing charge(s).
November 20 an Indiana driver was cited for 83 in a 65 at U.S. 36 and Mitchell Road.
November 20 a Michigan driver was cited for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville Junction.
November 20 a Troy MO driver was cited for 79 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling Junction.
November 20 an Illinois driver was cited for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Airport.
November 20 a car load of college girls from Kansas were stopped and the driver issued a citation for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling Junction. The drive was given warning for failing to yield to emergency vehicle.
November 20 an Illinois driver was cited for 83 in a 65 at U.S. 36 and Wheeling Junction.
November 21 a citation was issued to a Raytown driver for 83 in a 65 at Wheeling Junction.
November 21 an Illinois driver was cited for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Airport.
November 21 an Illinois driver was cited for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Wheeling.
November 21 an Illinois driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
November 21 an Illinois driver was cited for 79 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Airport.
November 21 a Kansas driver was cited for 79 in a 65 on U.S. 36.
November 22 a Gower driver was cited for 18 over the speed limit at Wheeling Junction and given warning for lane violation.
November 22 a Colorado driver was cited for 14 over the speed limit and given warning for lane violation.
November 22 an Illinois driver was cited for 15 over the speed limit at Mooresville Junction and was given a warning for expired license plates from June 2018.
November 22 an Oregon driver was cited for 20 over the speed limit at Wheeling Junction and given a warning for lane violation.
November 22 an Illinois driver was cited for 94 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near U.S. 65.
November 23 a South Carolina driver was cited for 94 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling.
November 24 a Farmington driver was issued a speeding citation for 85 in a 65 near Wheeling.
November 25 a Raytown driver was issued 2 citations for excessive speed being 87 in a 65 and failing to register motor vehicle annually with Department of Revenue (expired April 2018).
(Note: The LCSO had a goal of being noticed and making enforcement contacts during the Thanksgiving Holiday travel times. Many of our traffic stops had one or more children in the vehicle and/or drivers using their cell phones and other distractions in the vehicle. Remember speed and/or inattention on the roadways can injure and kill quickly. The sheriff and deputies issued quite a few citations and warnings. Help us keep everyone safe on the roadways and pay attention to your driving and surroundings and never hesitate to promptly report a suspected drunk, drugged, or dangerous driver. We thank you.)
November 20 the LCSO registered Randy Wayne Adair, 57, as a sex offender now residing in Wheeling at 501 South Second Street, Apt. 3. Mr. Adair had previously stayed in Wheeling was then incarcerated and reported to the LCSO last week he had moved to Gallatin. Additional information is available at www.livcoso.org.
November 28 the LCSO added a new registered sex offender residing in Livingston County being William Brandon Jackson, 23, now residing at 330 Mansur Street, Chillicothe. Check our website www.livcoso.org or find us on Facebook for additional information.
Recently members of the LCSO attended a meeting with the county commission, elected officials and other members of the courthouse regarding upcoming full time courthouse security. Nearly all counties in the 43rd Judicial Circuit now have full time courthouse security. The LCSO will begin such full time operations sometime in December or January as requested.
Currently the LCSO has 35 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 13 of these are female detainees.
The LCSO has assisted multiple other agencies with a variety of investigations, traffic control, accidents, several stranded motorists have been assisted and abandoned vehicles checked, tagged, and even towed from the highways recently.
The sheriff and deputies have responded to quite a few calls about checking the well-being of people in Livingston County. Most were of concern of suicidal persons, some were to check on the safety of a female or child in the home, and others included the concerns of elderly who did not have heat or food. Our office determined a few of these calls were unfounded while other people have been assisted or guided to assistance in multiple ways.
Remember the holiday season is a time for fun, family, peace and love. However there are people who do not have family, feel alone, depressed, or suffer from PTSD or other conditions who find the holiday season not so joyful. Be kind, positive and persistent with anyone dealing with such difficulties and never be afraid to seek additional services for these people. You may never know the positive impact you make in someone’s life.
Sheriff Steve Cox