December 18 the LCSO investigated a trash dumping report no Liv 237. Some evidence was located to possibly show the owner of the trash. The LCSO has been unable to make contact with the individual at this time.
December 18 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged child abuse. The matter remains under investigation.
December 22 the LCSO began a fraud investigation where a rural resident was scammed on Ebay. The victim sold a phone on the internet site for $380 and it was supposedly paid through Pay Pal. The phone was shipped and the payment was cancelled. The criminals in Florida received the phone and the investigation continues.
December 23 the LCSO investigated an incident in Wheeling where a resident was concerned someone may have attempted to force entry into their garage. Investigation shows the family dogs most likely got out of the fenced area through a gate. Investigation continues.
December 23 the LCSO began an investigation of a minor traffic accident at a business location in or near Chula. Parties have been identified and matter remains under investigation.
December 25 the LCSO continued with an investigation of a complaint of animal abuse/neglect. At this time we are unable to determine the animal owner is not properly feeding the livestock out of sight of the roadway. The investigation continues.
December 26 the LCSO began an investigation of Utility Theft
December 27 the LCSO continued with a non-compliant registered sex offender who is nearly 6 months delinquent in reporting. (See arrest on 12-28-2017.)
December 27 the LCSO began an investigation of animal neglect in Wheeling. Two dogs were found chained outside with improper housing, no food, and frozen water. Citation(s) being issued and adults given immediate instructions on requirements.
The LCSO has completed 3 cases of Obstruction of Justice on individuals who failed to appear in Livingston County Court recently. Additional charges are expected on these people.
The LCSO has checked on several concerns of animal neglect this week and have 2 which we are seeking charges on. On December 28 Sheriff Cox met with Leslie Patek regarding area incidents and ways to assist people.
December 20 a LCSO deputy overheard radio traffic from Trenton Police regarding a vehicle with a driver having a suspended license. Subsequently the deputy checked the vehicle speeding in Chillicothe and stopped the vehicle. Contact led to the arrest of Hali N. Christie, 28, Columbia, for alleged 37 in a 25 and driving while suspended. Ms. Christie was taken to the LCSO where she was processed and released on 2 citations. The deputy was assisted by a Chillicothe Police Officer.
December 26 the LCSO conducted a well-being check and subsequently detained a person on a 96-hour Court order for the person to be transferred to a treatment facility.
December 28 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on William James King Jr., 54, Chillicothe in the 100 block of Crescent Drive for alleged class D felony Failure to Register as Sex Offender. Bond was placed at $2500 and Mr. King was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
December 19 the LCSO issued an Atchison Kansas driver a speeding citation for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway CC.
December 25 the LCSO issued an Excelsior Springs driver a speeding citation for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.
December 27 the LCSO completed a Court ordered lockout at a residence in Chillicothe. The occupant(s) had been given extensive time to move before the final Court order.
The Christmas weekend and holiday was rather peaceful for the LCSO. We spent the much needed free time on criminal investigations and patrol.
The LCSO administrative staff is working hard to complete end of year requirements and preparing the 2018 budget requests.
This week the LCSO added 2 new persons to our Most Wanted section. Check them out at www.livcoso.org.
The furnace at the LCSO has not been working since about December 22. A new furnace is scheduled to be installed the first week of January. Our office has been functioning in cold conditions with space heaters.
The LCSO has a variety of on-going open criminal investigations which are being worked on.
A special Thank You to all the people and businesses that brought candies, treats, and sent cards to the LCSO this Christmas season. Very kind of each of you.
Please call should you have any information on these or other crimes, 660-646-0515 or dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a non-emergency TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Sheriff Steve Cox