Chillicothe Police Department answers 244 calls for service, including death of 9-month-old

Chillicothe Police Department reports on recent calls

The Chillicothe Police Department was once again very busy over the weekend, answering 244 calls for service, including a call to Hedrick Medical Center regarding an unresponsive child. 

Officers arrested Wayne Howe for failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop in the 200 block of Park Lane.  Howe was processed at the police department, cited, and released.

An investigation was conducted into child neglect in the 1200 block of Monroe Street. 

Betty Potts was arrested for driving without a license, speeding, felony possession of a controlled substance, and hindering prosecution of a felony, following a traffic stop at Washington Street and Third Street. 

Potts initially provided officers false personal information and her true identity was discovered after being processed with an iris scan recognition system.  Potts was incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.

A report of a stolen vehicle in the 600 block of West Business 36 was filed.  Two suspects have been identified and charges are be pending.

Officers received a report of a domestic assault in the 400 block of Polk Street.  The victim reported being assaulted by a family member.  The suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

A report of an assault in the 300 block of Jackson Street was filed. Investigation continues. 

Officers received a report of theft that occurred in the 1700 block of Locust Street.  That investigation continues.

On Saturday, April 9th at the request of the Livingston Coroner, officers responded to Hedrick Medical Center, to conduct an investigation into the death of a 9 month old infant. 

An unresponsive infant was brought to Hedrick Medical Center by private vehicle and after life saving efforts were conducted, the infant was determined to be deceased.

The investigation is on-going. An autopsy is being conducted. Officers were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. No further information is available at this time.