On August 18 our new sally-port security door was installed at the Livingston County Jail. The previous security door was found to be broken on the night of July 04 when two inmates escaped from the Livingston County Jail. We had this inspected and learned it was not repairable and the system would not consistently lock down. The county commission authorized the emergency expenditure for the replacement security system. The previous system was original equipment from when the jail opened in 1978. This door is raised and lowered many times each day as the primary way to drop off-pick up or to lawfully release inmates at the county jail.
The work was performed by Custom Door at a cost of $5,390.00 which included the removal of the removal of the old system and installation of the new. The new system is also of the correctional grade quality for safety and security.
On August 20 we investigated a report of horses and dogs wandering in and through the Catholic Cemetery. The investigating deputy made contact with the owner of the horses and 4 horses were found in a neighbor’s bean field and another in the owner’s yard. All 5 horses were returned to their own pasture. A report is being prepared for review by the prosecuting attorney.
On August 19 we began an investigation of burglary and stealing from a shed on Liv 515. Unknown person(s) had recently forced entry into the shed and removed a socket set, 1 gallon air compressor, and one Ozark handheld saw. Investigation continues.
On August 17 we investigated a report of peace disturbance and trespassing at a location on Liv 259. The victim reported the suspect came onto his property and allegedly threatened him with assault. The victim requested a warning be given to the suspect and no formal prosecution at this time. The deputy made contact with the listed suspect.
We concluded an investigation of stealing from a Chillicothe business as approximately $550 worth of fishing equipment was recovered in the southern part of Livingston County in July. Two suspects have been identified and the property has been returned to the business owner. Subsequently on the afternoon of August 17 we served a Livingston County arrest warrants on Derek Montgomery, 17, Ludlow and Quentin Blake Bassett, 18, Ludlow for alleged Theft/Stealing of property over $500 but less then $25,000, class C felony. Bond was initially placed at $5,000 each. A citation was also issued to Mr. Bassett for failing to have an operable brake light.
On August 17 a report of a stolen white colored IPOD was obtained. The investigation shows several people had been gathered on private property at a location on Liv 439. The victim reports having her IPOD in a certain vehicle playing music and a short while later the IPOD was apparently claimed by someone else and has not yet been located. Several people have provided statements and we are seeking the person of interest to interview.
On August 11 we responded to a call of a disturbance at a location in Wheeling. The deputy discovered a gathering of people and that a subsequent dispute over a variety of issues had taken place. Information is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of a variety of misdemeanor charge(s).
On August 16 we investigated a trash dumping near Liv 411 and Liv 408. Various syringes, prescription bottles, an old Kansas identification card, and other items were recovered. Investigation shows the person with the identification card owned the prescription medications and his location is unknown.
On August 16 two deputies investigated a report of a domestic disturbance on Liv 228. The investigation revealed no criminal violation took place and no arrests were made.
On August 09 we investigated a report of a stolen dealer license plate from a business in Livingston County.
On August 09 we investigated a report of trash dumping at a location near Mooresville on Liv 411. Unknown persons had dumped a television and bed onto private property without permission.
On August 08 we investigated a report of property damage to a mailbox and post located on Liv 410. The estimated value of damage was $100.00. Investigation continues.