The Livingston County Sheriff has recently completed two investigations, resulting in arrests, including one from Trenton on forgery charges.
A report was to be submitted to the Livingston county prosecuting attorney after sheriff's deputies were in Avalon on an investigation Wednesday during which they discovered adults and children were described as, in danger of harm, due to extremely unsafe levels of kerosene vapors inside the house.Â Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox said there were multiple jugs of kerosene inside and kerosene heaters which at least one was apparently not working properly and spewing fumes and fuel inside.
The report notes there were two juvenile children in the home.Â One or more of the occupants was allegedly refusing to leave; nor allow deputies into the home.Â Sheriff Cox requested the children be taken into protective custody if necessary. He responded to the scene at Avalon where an elderly woman was refusing officer requests to exit the house.Â Cox reported the Division of Aging was notified and the lady was coaxed to leave the house.Â
Cox said the children were taken to a relatives in Chillicothe and are to remain living there until a different and safe heating source is in the home.Â Sheriff Cox said the report recommends the Prosecutor, Adam Warren, consider filing charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
Two persons have been arrested, including one from Trenton, on forgery charges in Livingston County. Two businesses were given forged checks which totaled nearly $800 dollars.
31 year old Natia Krepps was arrested by Independence Police. Subsequent investigation led
to the interview of a second suspect in Grundy County and the arrest of 29 year old Alicia Birkhead. Each faces two counts of forgery and were held at Daviess Dekalb regional jail.
Bonds are $10,000 dollars each with court appearances scheduled March 5th at Chillicothe.