Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department investigating attempted vehicle break-ins

The Chillicothe Police Department reports it is investigating a person or group attempting to get into unlocked vehicles. Officers have talked to several individuals and are following up with others in reference to the case. The police department asks that residents lock their vehicles before going to bed, hide or take valued items out of […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department responds to call of man with a machete

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Herriford Street on Friday in reference to a violation of a protection order. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 53-year-old Chillicothe resident was taken into custody, transported to the police department for processing, became uncooperative, had to be physically subdued, and calmed. Sampsel […]

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Two-car crash at 17th and Harris in Trenton injures one

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton woman was taken to the hospital and received a citation after a two-car crash at the intersection of 17th Street and Harris Avenue on Thursday morning. Grundy County Emergency Medical Services transported 84-year-old Darlie Ann Ricketts to Wright Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. No injuries […]

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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Authorities called to Walmart when shoppers disrupt store operations

Chillicothe Police were called to Walmart at 8 o’clock Sunday night on a report of peace disturbance and trespassing. Police report two people had entered the business and attempted to obtain a larger amount of limited product than the business allowed. When advised of the store limits, the two individuals allegedly became loud and vulgar […]

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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

Traffic Accident

Road grader travels into path of pickup on Highway 36 injuring St. Joseph man

The Highway Patrol reports a Saint Joseph man sustained moderate injuries when a pickup truck struck a road grader near Osborn on Wednesday morning. Emergency medical services transported pickup driver 69-year-old Gerald Leake to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. No injuries were reported for road grader driver 81-year-old Loren Sloan. The grader traveled south […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

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KC man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed chase certified to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. A bond amendment was taken up and denied for Nathaniel Watkins on Wednesday. Bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original warrant […]

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St. Joseph man sentenced to 15 years in $2.1 million meth conspiracy in Buchanan, Clinton, and Nodaway counties

A St. Joseph, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a $2.1 million conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in Buchanan, Clinton, and Nodaway counties. James Patrick Pardee II, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also […]