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Seventy-one-year-old man arrested for exposing himself to children in Chillicothe

A registered sex offender compliance check in Chillicothe on October 14 resulted in the arrest of a 71-year-old man about an incident on October 7 in which a man allegedly exposed his genitals to a female child inside a business. The Chillicothe Police Department reports Police Chief Jon Maples and Sheriff Steve Cox conducted an […]

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Northwest Missouri State University reports student death; Boone County Sheriff conducting homicide investigation

Northwest Missouri State University reports a student pursuing her educational specialist degree through Northwest Online was found dead at her home in Boone County on August 22. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation and has identified the victims as 43-year-old Allison Abitz and her daughter, 11-year-old Jozee Abitz. The sheriff’s office […]

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Chillicothe Police Department busy with assault at water park, person that was “lost and confused,” and arrests on Alexander Street

Chillicothe Police officers took reports of an assault at the Chilli Bay Water Park, an apparently lost and confused person in the 700 block of Elm Street, and a disturbance in the 1400 block of Alexander Street on June 15. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel says two juveniles assaulted each other at the water park, […]

Kidnapping

Bethany man faces charges of kidnapping, domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child

A Bethany man faces several felonies after law enforcement responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in the 500 block of South 15th Street in Bethany Sunday. Thirty-seven-year-old Richard Gene Moad has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, third-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and first-degree endangering […]

Warrant Served

Purdin couple facing narcotics charges and endangerment of a child after execution of search warrant

Two Purdin residents face several drug-related felony charges after the execution of a narcotics-related search warrant in the 500 block of Third Street in Purdin on April 15th. Forty-three-year-old Valerie Raglenda Coke and 37-year-old Donald Michael Morris have been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, first offense, possession of a […]

Charges Filed

Brookfield woman charged with child neglect and domestic assault

A Brookfield woman accused of injuring a girl has been charged with the felonies of domestic assault—third degree and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Online court information shows 59 year old Virginia Dean Williams posted bond of $500. An arraignment is scheduled in Linn County May 13th. A probable cause statement from […]

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Chillicothe woman charged with felony arson after setting residence ablaze with daughter inside

A Chillicothe woman accused of intentionally setting fire to a residence in the 1500 block of Jackson Street in Chillicothe on January 10th while her daughter was inside has been charged with first-degree felony arson. Fifty-nine-year-old Tomi Joy Novak’s bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for court on January 22nd. A probable […]

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Two injured in crash on Brunswick Street in Chillicothe

Assistant Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports two drivers sustained injuries in a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash in the 500 block of Brunswick Street the night of Friday, September 11th. Emergency medical services transported one of the drivers for treatment. The northbound vehicle allegedly crossed into the path of the southbound vehicle before the crash. […]

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Chillicothe Police Department requesting community assistance with investigation into theft and vandalism

The Chillicothe Police Department requests community assistance with an investigation into reports from Thursday of someone getting into unlocked vehicles, breaking into vehicles, and spray painting vehicles parked along several streets. The department notes the crimes took place in the 1000 block of Cooper, 1400 block of Calhoun, 1200 block of Jackson, 100 block of […]

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Chillicothe police recover stolen vehicles, scare thief away from residence

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reported officers on Friday morning responded to the 1400 block of Forest Drive regarding a burglary of a residence and theft. A rifle was stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage, however, a canvas of the property located the rifle. Sampsel believes the thief was scared away. The […]

Burglary

Three arrested in connection with burglaries in Brookfield

Three Brookfield residents have been arrested in connection with two burglaries at a Brookfield business last week. The Brookfield Police Department reports 25-year-old Scott Slaughter, 20-year-old Elijah Waters, and 19-year-old Kody Waters were identified as those involved with the burglaries at the business in the 500 block of South Main Street. Slaughter has been charged […]

Stabbing

Chillicothe Police Department responds to stabbing

Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department responded to a stabbing Friday evening. Upon arrival in the 500 block of Waples Street, officers arrested Corey Jay-Michael Gibson, accusing him of first-degree assault. Gibson was transported to the Chillicothe Police Department where he was processed and released into the custody of staff at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. […]