January 11 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged child abuse and that case is now complete. It has been alleged multiple juveniles were victim of physical abuse by an adult. The LCSO received assistance during this investigation from the Juvenile Office, Division of Family Services, and Child Advocacy Center. Report is being submitted for consideration of charges.
February 01 the LCSO began a report of an alleged assault which took place outside of a business in Chula area. Victim was reportedly head butted but a relative and a confrontation continued. Investigation has been completed and report being submitted to Office of Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.
February 09 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a disturbance at CHS where two juveniles were yelling at each other and a minor assault took place. Parents and juvenile authorities are aware of the situation and school officials are taking administrative action.
February 10 the LCSO began an investigation of a stolen vehicle which had been parked near U.S. 65 and Highway K. On February 11 the same vehicle was found on Liv 210 near U.S. 65. Investigation continues.
February 10 the LCSO has completed our end of a fraud/forgery investigation where a local citizen mailed 2 checks to a family member in another state. Somehow these checks were used in yet another state and cashed/altered and additional access to the victims account was made. Information has been exchanged with authorities in New Mexico. Investigation continues.
February 13 an investigation began the south east part of Livingston County where two mailboxes were destroyed.
February 15 LCSO began an investigation in Utica as the victim reported seeing male fleeing from his vehicle. Victim discovered numerous tools stolen from his vehicle including many screwdrivers, cutters, pliers, crimp tool, and tool belt. Investigation is continuing.
February 17 LCSO staff responded to a Utica address to check the well-being of a citizen. Everything was found to be okay with the person.
February 18 the LCSO began an investigation of identity theft and tax fraud. Two citizens reported their income taxes have already been filed illegally by unknown person(s). Information is being exchanged with the IRS.
February 09 the LCSO arrested Savannah Kursten Thomas, 23, Brookfield on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on 2 class D felony counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in 2nd Degree. Ms. Thomas was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of bond.
February 09 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Lisa Joanne Points, 52, Kentucky, for alleged Probation Violation on original charge class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond was denied by the Court and Ms. Points was transferred to DDCRJ.
February 10 the LCSO arrested Sandra Coleen Harrell, 54, Springfield, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 class C felony violations of Theft/Stealing value between $500 and $25,000. Bond was placed at $10,000 cash and Ms. Harrell was transferred to DDCRJ.
February 13 authorities in Linn County arrested David Wayne Norval, 35, Brookfield on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony child support violation. Bond was initially set by the court at $5,000 cash. LCSO deputy extradited Mr. Norval from Linn County and subject was transferred to Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
February 17, Shawn D. Armstrong, 46, was extradited from South Dakota on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Theft/Stealing of Any Firearm. Mr. Armstrong was turned over to Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
February 15 a deputy spotted a traffic violation in Utica and the traffic stop resulted in 2 citations being for alleged driving without a valid driver’s license and an equipment violation.
February 16 Chief Deputy Michael Claypole attended the LEPC meeting at the Livingston County Health Center where a variety of information was given/exchanged with those in attendance.
Currently the LCSO has 29 people incarcerated in the DDCRJ with 8 being female detainees.
The LCSO has many criminal investigations taking place. Our staff has been stretched with the numbers of investigations, calls for service, Court bailiff, Courthouse security, and other statutory duties.
If you have any information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515 or submit a crime tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.