Incident Reports, Arrests and MORE Public Information
September 16 at 9:19 a.m. LCSO was in the 4000 block of Route A on an investigation. This resulted in the arrest of Sherry Gayle Ritchie, 33, Chillicothe on a Chillicothe Municipal arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on an ordinance violation of theft. The deputy observed item(s) used with methamphetamine and also seized other evidence. Ms. Ritchie was arrested for the alleged Possession of Methamphetamine and incarcerated. Ms. Ritchie has been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with alleged felony drug possession.
September 16 LCSO investigated a dog bite to a person. Injured person was bitten by their own dog while attempting to help their pet that had been serious injured from a vehicle. Information submitted to the Livingston County Health Center as required.
September 17 LCSO investigated a report of a dog bite in the Dawn area. Resident reported walking from the fish fry and 2 dogs began circling him and being aggressive. The larger dog bit the citizen on the leg and person was treated at HMC Emergency Room. The dog owner was contacted and "thought" the dog was current on vaccinations. Health department notified as required and information shared with the victim.
September 22 LCSO responded to a call of a juvenile walking on U.S. 36 east of Chillicothe. Deputy was able to contact the parent and learned the child had walked away from the place they had been in Chillicothe. Reunited with parent and information submitted to the juvenile office.
September 22 LCSO began investigation of tampering with motor vehicle and theft from a vehicle and a nearby building had been burglarized and items stolen. The vehicle had holes drilled in the fuel tank and the gas drained/stolen. Items stolen include Dewalt Sawzall set, gas can(s), Dewalt Drill Set, Stihl Backpack Leafe Blower, Stihl MS260 chainsaw, Stihl MS362 chainsaw, Stihl MS261 chainsaw, Husqvarna 562XP chainsaw, Kobalt air impact gun, Sharps container, boot brush, tire gauge, knives, scalpel items, jumper cables, first aid kit, gloves, Ratchet Straps and more. Investigation is continuing.
September 23 LCSO assisted a family in the Chula area on a runaway juvenile. Investigation shows the juvenile apparently snuck out of the home during the night and discovered missing the next morning. A short while later the young person was located safe in Chillicothe. Information submitted to the juvenile office.
LCSO has multiple criminal investigations still on-going, information has been exchanged with multiple agencies outside of our jurisdiction.
September 28 LCSO assisted a rural family when a family member with serious mental illness walked away. Deputy was able to help the adult go to HMC and worked with the family.
September 29 a trailer license plate was reported stolen from the 24000 block of LIV 377 near Hale.
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Arrested September 27:
Gladstone Police arrested Niki A. Kimberling, 31, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $2,500 cash on case #22LV-CR00505. Ms. Kimberling will be extradited at earliest opportunity.
Arrested September 28:
LCSO arrested Anthony M. Rounkles, 32, Hale, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $10,000 cash on case #22LV-CR00410. The alleged violation shows "failure to submit to a drug test as directed".
Arrested September 29:
Independence Police arrested Trenton Lee Merriman, 23, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original class C felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Bond denied by the Court on case #22LV-CR00481. Mr. Merriman will be extradited at earliest opportunity.
September 13 about 9:45 a.m. LCSO arrested Shawn Marie Oliver, 42, Chula on a City of Chillicothe Municipal arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on Financial Responsibility Traffic charge. Ms. Oliver posted bond and was given a new court date.
September 23 about 11:30 p.m. on LIV 247 and LIV 229 LCSO responded to a report of a vehicle crash. Investigation shows one vehicle ran off road and striking trees. Driver was suspected to be intoxicated and resulted in the arrest of Matthew Thomas Ewing, 22, Laredo for alleged Driving While Intoxicated. Mr. Ewing was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons.
September 28 LCSO arrested Kalam Daniel Campbell, 32, Chillicothe in Livingston County Court on warrant for alleged peace disturbance and resisting arrest. Mr. Campbell was transferred to Caldwell County Detention Center.
Deputies have been working Traffic Enforcement overtime projects where funding is provided through State/Federal grant(s). Primary focus is on aggressive and unsafe drivers including drunk and drugged drivers. These are citations issued. Many warnings were given but not articulated here:
September 13 at 9:10 a.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for 75 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 239.
September 13 at 9:45 a.m. a Chula driver was cited for 70 in a 55 on Highway 190 at LIV 233.
September 14 at 10:12 a.m. an Indiana driver was cited for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.
September 15 at 11:00 p.m. a Tina driver was cited for Display/Possess Vehicle Plates of Another Person.
September 19 at 10:40 a.m. a Tarkio driver was cited for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 19 at 11:55 a.m. an Augusta Kansas driver was cited for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 19 at 12:55 p.m. a Shawnee KS driver was cited for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Route D.
September 19 at 1:18 p.m. a Mission KS driver was cited for 88 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
September 23 at 4:50 p.m. an Indiana driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 23 at 5:13 p.m. a Kansas City driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.
September 25 at 2:55 p.m. an Illinois driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.
September 26 at 2:20 a.m. a Kansas City Kansas driver was cited for 89 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway D.
September 26 at 10:23 a.m. a New Boston driver was cited for 79 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 26 at 11:26 a.m. a Chicago Illinois driver was cited for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 26 at 11:45 a.m. a Columbia driver was cited for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville.
September 28 at 12:32 a.m. a Braymer driver was cited for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 east of Chillicothe.
September 29 at 1:41 a.m. an Indiana driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 east of Chillicothe.
September 15 LCSO extradited Carolina Dawn Recie Nobles, 47, from the State of Iowa on Livingston County arrest warrant #22LV-CR00377 for alleged class D felony Stealing-Motor Vehicle. Bond was set at $20,000 cash. Ms. Nobles was transported to the Harrison County Jail.
September 17 LCSO spent significant time in Chula assisting with the parade a street fair throughout the day/evening.
Recently LCSO deputy made hotline report as mandated on concerns we had about a child. Investigation continues.
September 28 Sheriff Cox interviewed two detainees at the Harrison County Detention Center.
September 28 Livingston County Associate Court was extremely busy. LCSO staff took two people into custody, one on an arrest warrant and the second at the direction of the court. Both were taken to Caldwell County Detention Center.
Multiple fugitive investigations continue taking place.
Currently the LCSO has 51 people in custody.
Please contact us if you have information on these or other crimes at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or a non-urgent Crime Tip through our website at www.livcoso.org
Sheriff Steve Cox
NOTE: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. An arrest, arrest warrant and/or pre-trial incarceration are merely allegations and nothing more.