The Chillicothe Police Department, located at 613 Walnut St., has released its activity report for Wednesday, October 25, 2023, illustrating a day in the life of its officers who responded to a myriad of calls — from handling noise complaints to community engagement and traffic-related incidents.
The day kicked off in the early hours, with officers dispatched at 1:16 a.m. to a noise complaint on the 400 block of Martin Street. Upon arrival, residents were engaged and complied with the officers’ request to reduce their music volume, restoring nighttime peace to the neighborhood.
Fast forward to the morning, officers switched gears to public safety by removing debris from the Washington roadway near Simpson Park at 7:34 a.m., potentially preventing traffic disturbances or accidents.
A few hours later, at 9:55 a.m., officers responded to an alarm triggered in the 700 block of Webster. After a thorough check, the situation was classified as a false alarm, and no further action was necessary.
Protection seemed to be a recurring theme, with officers at 11:14 a.m. being contacted regarding a protection order violation. However, the reporting party did not follow through with filing an official report.
Community involvement took center stage at 11:49 a.m. when officers collaborated with the children’s library to plan an upcoming community event, emphasizing the department’s role in community engagement and public relations.
The afternoon ushered in an array of activities. At 12:57 p.m., the area mental health liaison visited the Law Enforcement Center for a meeting with the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) coordinator, highlighting the department’s ongoing commitment to mental health issues within the community.
Following this, at 1:25 p.m., officers provided assistance by offering information concerning insurance procedures to a citizen involved in a recent accident.
Tensions escalated when, at 2:17 p.m., officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Jefferson. The involved parties were informed about the domestic 12-hour law, underlining the legal protocol in such incidents.
Traffic matters continued to be part of the day’s roster. At 2:43 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Washington and Ryan Lane. Fortunately, no injuries occurred.
Investigative work was also on the agenda. At 3:02 p.m., detectives gathered information in the 400 block of Youssef, contributing to ongoing investigative efforts.
The evening saw officers playing a crucial role in a minor’s safety. At 5:21 p.m., a report about a missing juvenile in the 1000 block of Washington came in. In a quick turn of events, the juvenile was located while the reporting person was still on the line with officers.
The night concluded with a vehicular nuisance at 10:46 p.m., where officers were alerted about two vehicles performing donuts at the old hospital premises, however, upon the officers’ arrival, the vehicles had already vacated the premises.
Throughout the day, officers undertook additional duties, including traffic stops, business checks, paper service, and follow-ups on numerous investigations. In total, the Chillicothe Police Department fielded 78 calls for service on October 25, reflecting the non-stop nature of law enforcement and its dedication to responding to community needs around the clock.