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The following incidents have been recently reported and are being investigated by our office:


            On the evening of May 13, the LCSO responded to the Cedar Brook Apartments in Ludlow regarding a report of a resident being in an apartment fire.  Preliminary investigation suggests the female occupant was wearing oxygen breathing equipment while in the process of smoking when she fire burned her and other things in the apartment.  The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services, Dawn Fire and First Responders, and the Missouri Fire Marshall’s Office assisted and the remained of the investigation is being completed with the Missouri Fire Marshall’s Office.  The victim was flown from Ludlow by air ambulance to a metro hospital.  We are thankful for the citizen(s) who helped the victim and for the professional response of the emergency responders.


           Chula resident reported a former spouse may have stolen a firearm from his/her possession upon separating.  The firearm is listed in the law enforcement computer system as stolen.  Investigation continues.


            Wheeling resident reported that her vehicle had been tampered with as someone had cut the spark plug wire(s).   Photos were taken and the investigation continues.


            Wheeling resident reported that his vehicle had rock chips in the windshield that occurred the same night and in proximity to the vehicle tampering investigation.


            Rural resident reported the loss or theft of a Missouri license plate.  That information has been entered in the law enforcement computer system.


            Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis has begun an investigation where a juvenile was reported to have illegally and inappropriately touched a female student.  The school, parents, and juvenile office are all aware of the incident and addressing the issue.


            Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis recently responded to the Alternative School as a student was reported to be “Out of Control”.  The juvenile was found to need physical restraint due to the assaultive behaviors in addition to yelling and screaming.  The student allegedly bit, hit, and kicked Deputy Lewis and had tried to do the same to teacher(s).   The parent(s) were notified of the situation and the school and juvenile office are addressing the matter.


            Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report of assault at the Chillicothe High School regarding two juvenile students.  The report indicates one student punched the other as he/she was upset.  The parent(s), school, and juvenile authorities are handling the situation.


            Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report in our office regarding a local parent which allegedly is not providing their child with an education.  The investigation reports are being submitted to Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of charges.


            A report of peace disturbance is being investigated as a known person allegedly sent a text message to a person asking why something had happened and also threatened to kill the message recipient.  Investigation continues.


            A Wheeling parent reported their child missing after not riding the bus home from school.  As a deputy was checking possible locations the mother learned the location of her child and sent a relative to pickup the juvenile. 


            Damage to a mailbox was reported in the Dawn area.  Unknown persons destroyed a private mailbox along Liv 424.


            On May 10th a deputy was transporting a female prisoner from the Missouri Department of Corrections to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.  Prior to leaving the prison the detainee was properly restrained with handcuffs and leg shackles.  At some point during the transport back to Chillicothe the female prisoner was somehow able to remove a handcuff.  A report is being forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charge(s).


            Youth alcohol party was investigated in the North West part of the county.  A few persons under legal age to possess alcoholic beverages were found hiding in a home.  Some alcoholic beverages were located and information/evidence gathered to further investigate the source or supplier of intoxicants.  Additionally parents were contacted and reported to the location where they took possession of the child.  A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.


            On May 13, Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer investigated a report of a student at the Chillicothe High School allegedly being in possession of a bottle of intoxicating liquor at the school.  Deputy Lewis seized the evidence and parent(s), school officials, and juvenile officer have been notified of the incident.


The following persons have recently been arrested by the LCSO:


            Michael Narvell Session, 27, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony possession of controlled substance.  Bond was initially set at $10,000 cash for alleged violation of bond conditions.


            On May 5th we assisted the MSHP with a call of a strange motorist near Utica.  An adult female was located and found to allegedly be intoxicated under the influence of drugs.  The person was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper for alleged DWI under Drugs.


            On May 11th we arrested Jeffrey Shane McElwee, 44, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Domestic Assault 3rd degree.  Mr. McElwee was released on bond pending his next Court appearance.  Investigation also continues.

             On May 14, we had 30 detainees in the courthouse for the Circuit Court Criminal Law Day before the Honorable Judge Thomas Chapman.   At times all of our on duty staff and 5 detention officers from the Daviess Dekalb County Jail were involved with a majority of detainee and courtroom security today.


            Recently Deputy Ryan Ford and Brady Graham attended the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Jefferson City.  The week long course puts law enforcement officers through all types of driving conditions, speeds, pursuits, and educates them on the vehicle dynamics and how to properly handle a patrol vehicle under adverse conditions and situations.  The course also included night time pursuit driving on a closed course.  Both deputies did an excellent job and completed the difficult and advanced training.









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