The LCSO has been rather busy continuing with a variety of criminal investigations especially regarding thefts and burglaries which had taken place in the recent past.
On February 17 we began an investigation of unsolicited vulgar text messages being sent to a couple in Livingston County. Subsequent investigation resulted in our office speaking with the owner of the suspect phone and learning it was a misunderstanding on who had received the text messages. The victim only wanted the matter to stop and no prosecution is being sought.
On February 08 we began an investigation of property damage to an excavator near Liv 320 and Liv 369. Unknown person(s) had started the machine and moved it quite some distance driving it off into a ditch and destroying hydraulic lines. The investigation remains active at this time.
On February 12 we began an investigation of reported theft which was to have taken place in a residence in Avalon. The victim reported a specific person had taken his wallet as he could not find it and the wallet contained several hundred dollars. Further investigation revealed the wallet was on the bathroom floor. Investigation was ended.
On February 10 we began an investigation of possible sexual misconduct where a man on a social networking site contacted a local youth and via the internet and wanted to show graphic images. No images were reported to be transferred and the young person requested to be unfriended.
On February 11 we began a reported rape which allegedly took place during September 2012 in Utica. The reported victim is well acquainted with the named suspect and interviews of all persons have taken place. A report will be provided to the prosecuting attorney for his review and guidance.
On February 21 we received a call of someone possibly shooting a dog running at large in Chula with an air gun or some other type of projectile and the dog had returned to the owner. The animal owner had previously been warned by this office that one or more of their dogs were reported to be vicious and they frequently run loose in Chula. The message to the owner at that time was to confine and restrain their dogs as required by law. When we explained we will gladly look into the matter but we will enforce law violations equally, meaning she may be charged for failing to maintain control of her animal, the person chose to be extremely profane with the deputy and the call was ended.
On February 20 we were searching for a person regarding a concern for his well being. A deputy subsequently located and arrested Lewis J. Long, 27, Rayville, and allegedly found a loaded syringe of methamphetamine in the possession of Mr. Long. A Livingston County arrest warrant has been filed and charged Mr. Long with the alleged class C felony of possession of a controlled substance. He was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
On February 19 we began an investigation of a reported theft from property on Liv 415.
Our most recent Poll question on our website was “Do you believe the Federal and State governments should strengthen gun laws, enforce the laws we have now, or leave the issue alone? The response was 16.1% wanting more gun control, 29.1% wanting the issue left alone, and 54.8% wanted the government to try enforcing current laws.
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We currently have 30 detainees in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
Carroll County Sheriff arrested one of our Most Wanted fugitives being Rebecca D. Wilkison, 53, who has an outstanding Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Receiving Stolen Property, class C felony.
If you have any information on these or other crimes then please call us at 660-646-0515.