August 26 the LCSO was dispatched to search for an adult who was reportedly sending text message(s) of attempting suicide by overdose. A deputy later located the person of concern and that individual was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment/evaluation.
August 27 the LCSO began an investigation of a dog bite to a bicyclist in Utica. The victim was interviewed at Hedrick Medical Center and the animal owner was located. Additional information is being collected and the Livingston County Health Center has been notified.
August 27 the LCSO began an investigation of burglary and theft from a location near Mooresville. At least 2 firearms were reported stolen from the residence. Investigation continues.
August 28 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged child neglect/abuse. The investigation is continuing.
The LCSO has completed an investigation of alleged False Declaration/perjury. The suspect recently completed a Petition for Order of Protection-Adult and was seeking the Court order against a Livingston County resident and made allegation(s) which are allegedly untrue after signing the document as being true under the penalty of perjury. The suspect is currently on probation/parole with the State of Missouri for alleged Distribution/Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Protection orders are for specific purposes, none of which include harassment.
The LCSO has completed an investigation of reported Harassment by phone. An adult female has allegedly and repeatedly sent harassing, insulting, and unnecessary through text or other messages to the other parent of her child(ren). All parties were interviewed and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
The LCSO completed 2 incident reports of alleged Failing to Appear in Associate Circuit Court. Both persons will have additional charges to answer for when they are apprehended.
Recently the LCSO has assisted another agency with a reported sexual assault investigation at their request.
September 05 the LCSO investigated a domestic violence call in the northwest part of the county. Subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of James William Bittiker, 41, Chillicothe for alleged assault.
September 3 a deputy arrested Voreecesa Dochelle Pierro, 39, KCMO for alleged excessive speed 90 in a 65 and felony Driving While Suspended/Revoked. Ms. Pierro was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Livingston County Associate Circuit Court has since issued a class E felony arrest warrant for Ms. Pierro on the alleged class E felony of Driving While Suspended/Revoked. The court initially placed a $5,000 bond due to other outstanding arrest warrants in the Kansas City area for Ms. Pierro.
August 25 the LCSO issued a Chillicothe driver 2 citations, one for no auto insurance and second for failing to register a motor vehicle which license plate expired March 2017.
August 29 a deputy issued a citation to a Chillicothe driver for Failing to Register Motor Vehicle with Department of Revenue (plates expired September 2016).
September 1 a speeding citation was issued to a California driver for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 403.
September 1 a speeding citation was issued to an Arizona man for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.
September 1 a speeding citation was issued to a Maryville MO driver for 82 in a 64 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.
September 2 a citation for failing to display plates on a vehicle was issued to a Braymer man.
September 2 a speeding citation was issued to an Oklahoma driver for 89 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 408.
September 2 a speeding citation was issued to a Utah driver for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 249.
September 3 a speeding citation was issued to a Raytown driver for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Grand River.
September 4 a speeding citation was issued to an Arizona driver for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway D.
September 6 a speeding citation was issued to a Maryville driver for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 403.
September 6 a speeding citation was issued to a California driver for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway D.
September 7 a Kansas driver was cited for excessive speed for 85 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Highway JJ.
The LCSO K-9 Zaki is doing much better and will soon be back at work. We appreciate all the kind comments, thoughts and prayers for our K-9 and office.
Deputy Chris Mueller has recently given 2 more public talks about K-9 Zaki and their work. On August 17 Deputy Mueller spoke with a group at First Baptist Church and on August 24 he spoke with a group at Calvary Baptist Church.
August 26 the LCSO had a booth at the Chillicothe Fly-In. The LCSO had several items which were given to people of all ages. The officers had great contact and time to visit with people in attendance.
August 28 the LCSO had a deputy working metal detector and Courthouse Security due to Court hearings. A juvenile at the juvenile office became disruptive and cursing the juvenile officer. The juvenile was then placed in handcuffs at the request of the juvenile officer. The juvenile decided to calm down and that problem is being handled through juvenile court.
September 04 Sheriff Cox had the honor of leading the Labor Day Parade in Wheeling. As usual there was an excellent turnout in participants and spectators.
September 06 the LCSO had 13 detainees appear in Associate Circuit Court for Traffic and Law Day.
LCSO staff have been busy assisting other agencies with criminal investigations, assisting the MSHP with traffic accident and complaints, working Courthouse security and Bailiff Duty, continuing with a variety of criminal investigations, and a significant amount of civil process (serving court papers and orders).
Currently the LCSO has 33 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 10 of which are female detainees.
If you have any information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515 or dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent crime tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Sheriff Steve Cox