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December 01 the LCSO began an investigation of a reported stolen vehicle from a location in Chula. A suspect was identified and information collected. A report has been completed for the prosecuting attorney to consider.
December 09 the LCSO began an investigation of a stolen firearm from a residence in Utica. Victim reported a Colt Lawman .357 revolver stolen from the home. Investigation continues.
December 17 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a CHS student who was allegedly in possession of marijuana at school. The school administration is handling that portion of the discipline and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s) due to the student's age.
December 24 a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of high grade marijuana and several drug paraphernalia items including digital scales. A home was searched following the stop and a report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney.
December 26 the LCSO responded to a call in the northwest part of Livingston County as a bull was stuck in a pond. The property owner could not be located or reached. Concerned people were able to free the animal which was found to be deceased.
December 29 a report of an assault was made from a residence in Wheeling. The suspect reportedly left and was in possession of a handgun. LCSO located the suspect vehicle and the reported suspect did have a loaded handgun. Further investigation shows the reported victim did not want to press charges, Zaki did not alert to odor of drugs in the vehicle and the driver was legal to possess the firearm. The driver was cited for no valid driver's license and taken to a location in Chillicothe.
December 29 a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of suspected drug paraphernalia and distribution equipment with drug residue and cash. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).
December 29 the LCSO has completed a property damage investigation to a cemetery in the south west part of the county. It was reported several people were intentionally cutting ruts on the property following a funeral for their friend. Some of these people have since worked at repairing the damage and we have been told no prosecution is now requested at this time.
January 02 we began a Fraud investigation where a local person had their credit card information stolen and used elsewhere. Information shared with the credit card fraud unit on a $260 transaction.
January 02 the LCSO responded to a domestic disturbance at a location in Wheeling. Both adults were interviewed and one adult wanted to turn over a quantity of marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia and a handgun to the investigating officer. Both adults claimed ownership of the drugs and paraphernalia. The firearm and drugs were retained as evidence but neither were related to the disturbance. No arrest was made on the complaint of domestic disturbance.
January 02 the LCSO began an investigation into registered sex offender not being in compliance with our office. It was unknown where the registered offender was located. We have notified the U.S. Marshall's Office of the possible federal violation. Investigation continues.
January 03 the LCSO recovered a chainsaw that was found in Wheeling. It can be claimed by the proper owner.
January 05 the LCSO, Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Wheeling First Responders and Livingston County Coroner worked an unattended death of a 60-year-old person in Wheeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased.
January 06 the LCSO received information from Division of Family Services of a possible child abuse which may have taken place in Livingston County more than 1 year ago. Investigation continues.
January 07 the LCSO began working a domestic assault case that took place in Utica on or about January 06. All persons have been interviewed and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
Various on-going criminal investigations continue with this office and also several joint investigations with one or more other agencies.
Multiple fugitive investigations remain active at this time and many leads have been followed and/or shared with agencies having jurisdiction.
Recently the LCSO investigated case of felon and meth user in possession of firearms. Multiple firearms were seized as a result of the investigation. Incident report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
This week the LCSO has been working with KCPD on recovery of a stolen handgun we have recovered.
Most Wanted Updates:
January 07 added Mathew Jeffery Pike, 37, Liberty, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony DWI-Persistent Offender. Bond set at $10,000 on case #19LV-CR00049-01 with warrant dated January 06, 2019.
January 07 added Gaylord D. Humphrey, 39, Trenton, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $25,000 on case #19LV-CR00243-01 with warrant dated January 03, 2020.
December 22 a deputy witnessed a vehicle drive into a ditch on a street in Chillicothe and further investigation resulted in the arrest of Dominic Michael Graves, 24, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Graves was processed and released pending Court appearance in February.
December 27 a deputy stopped and arrested Nathan Tyrone Cahill, 42, Carrollton for alleged Driving While Suspended. Mr. Cahill was processed at the LCSO and released on summons to appear in court.
December 29 a vehicle stopped resulted in the officer noticing the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. This led to the seizure of drug distribution equipment, drug paraphernalia and $233 dollars in cash, most of which was with the drug equipment. The deputy arrested Journey M. Kendall, 18, Meadville for the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Kendall was processed and released pending Court appearance January 29.
December 31 a deputy conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Robert James Alberts, 50, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Suspended. Mr. Alberts was processed at the LCSO and released on a summons to appear January 29, 2020 in Associate Court.
January 05 a deputy made a vehicle stop on U.S. 65 near Highway JJ and subsequently arrested Brett Michael Keith, 34, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Revoked-Suspended 1st offense. Mr. Keith was processed at the LCSO and released on summons to appear in Court February 19.
Zaki was active in multiple incidents and investigations on December 31, 2019. Zaki was instrumental in helping locate either methamphetamine or methamphetamine drug paraphernalia in multiple incidents and also resulted in seizure of 1 stolen handgun possessed by a felon.
December 21 an Indiana driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville Junction.
December 29 an Oklahoma driver was cited for 86 in a 65 on U.S. 36 just west of Chillicothe.
December 31 an Indiana driver was cited for 89 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
January 03 a Chillicothe driver was cited for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36.
January 05 a Brookfield driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway CC.
As of January 07, 2020 the LCSO had 47 people in custody, 14 of which were female detainees.
January 07 the LCSO was required to extradite a male detainee from the Macon County Sheriff on a change of venue order to Livingston County. The defendant is charged with murder on a case originating in Linn County, MO.
January 07 the LCSO had 22 detainees in Circuit Court to appear before Judge Ryan Horsman.
January 08 the LCSO had 14 detainees in Associate Circuit Court to appear before Judge Michael Leamer.
The LCSO is actively working on 2020 Budget requests and hope to have that information turned into the County Commission by the end of this week.
January 09 the LCSO has two employees at training in St. Joseph on upcoming and mandatory reporting changes to the State and Federal government. This will be a time consuming process in both training and implementation.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Note: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law. An arrest and/or arrest warrant is merely an allegation and nothing more.