Murder

Two from Chillicothe facing murder charges after death of a child

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged with second-degree murder following an investigation into the death of a child on December 24th. Online court information shows 22-year-old Avery Nicole Young and 46-year-old Christopher Robert Wilson have also each been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk involving a first offense and […]

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Chillicothe authorities have plans in place should TikTok challenge to harm school students appear in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department has received information from a school resource officer about a nationwide TikTok challenge to make threats to harm students at school. Police Chief Jon Maples reports the Chillicothe Police work closely with schools, and school resource officers are in place for reasons like this. He notes the police have plans in […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest several over the weekend for auto theft, burglary, assault and trespassing

The Chillicothe Police Department reported on several arrests over the weekend. Early Sunday afternoon, officers received a report of a stolen motor vehicle in the 900 block of Waples Street. Officer located the vehicle a short time later and arrested a 26-year-old male for the alleged theft of a motor vehicle and driving while revoked. […]

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Chillicothe police arrest two individuals after observing suspects inside closed business

Chillicothe police report an investigation led to one person being taken to jail early Sunday morning after officers observed someone inside a closed business in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. While awaiting additional officers to arrive at the scene, police said the individual got into the vehicle parked outside of the business and proceeded […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to multiple incidents, including discharge of a firearm which caused injury

The Chillicothe Police responded to multiple incidents on December 2nd. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports officers responded to the Park Center Shopping Center for a one-vehicle minor injury crash. A vehicle had struck a pillar to a building. The driver reportedly refused transport by ambulance. Sampsel says the driver attempted to park, and the […]

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Man from Washington state injured in crash east of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a resident from the state of Washington sustained moderate injuries in a single-car accident one half of a mile east of Chillicothe on Tuesday evening, November 30. Chillicothe Emergency Medical Services transported 20-year-old Carson Updike of Green Bank, Washington to Hedrick Medical Center. The car traveled east on Highway 36 before […]

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Kansas resident injured in crash east of Chillicothe

A Kansas resident was injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident one-half mile east of Chillicothe. Forty-five-year-old  Quinnton Nicholas of Welda, Kansas received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Nicholas was eastbound on Highway 36 when his vehicle, a Ford E450, struck debris in the road […]

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Chillicothe police arrest two for trespassing and two on property damage allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to reports of individuals trespassing and property damage on November 26th. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 37-year-old man from Tennessee and a 27-year-old woman from Iowa were taken into custody after officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to the two […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

One suspect arrested, two others elude Chillicothe police officers at business location

Chillicothe Police report one person was arrested while two other suspects eluded officers who were investigating a felony theft at a Chillicothe business. At 10:50 Sunday morning, police were advised of a theft that had just occurred in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers responded but were avoided by two suspects who had allegedly […]

Halloween Child Safety

Chillicothe Police Department offers Halloween safety tips

The Chillicothe Police Department has provided some Halloween safety tips. The tips include walking safely by crossing the street at corners and crosswalks, looking both ways before crossing a street, walking on sidewalks, and watching for vehicles that are turning or backing up. Trick or treaters are advised to not dart into the street or […]

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Two charged in connection with death of Chillicothe teenager plead “Not Guilty” in first court appearance

Two Chillicothe residents entered pleas of not guilty October 19th after they were charged following a suspicious death investigation involving a 17-year-old girl. The court denied requests for bond change for 23-year-old Tehya Renae Kelley and 32-year-old Jeremiah Tremaine Horton. No bond was allowed previously. Bond hearings are set for October 27th. Kelley has been […]

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Chillicothe streets to close for BooFest event

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports streets will be closed for BooFest in Chillicothe on October 29, 2021. The closures include the intersections of Jackson, Clay, Webster, and Calhoun streets from Washington to Locust streets from 3:40 in the afternoon to 6:30 in the evening. Main Street Chillicothe will host BooFest on October 29 from […]

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17-year-old girl from Chillicothe believed to have died from taking counterfeit pills; Two suspects in custody

Chillicothe Police on Sunday conducted a suspicious death investigation involving a teenager who is believed to have ingested what police call “Counterfeit Prescription Pills.” Two people of interest from Chillicothe have been arrested and were charged on Monday for their alleged roles in the death of the 17-year-old girl. On Sunday at 11:30, Chillicothe officers […]

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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 […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Vehicle refuses to stop for Chillicothe police officer, then crashes into business

A Chillicothe police officer, early Wednesday morning, attempted to stop a vehicle that allegedly failed to yield to a police car’s lights and siren, then drove onto the property at 1000 Graves Street traveling to the rear of the business. Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel reported the driver got out as the vehicle crashed into the […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Kansas City man faces multiple charges after high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

A Kansas City resident has been charged in Linn County following a pursuit in Linn and Livingston counties the evening of October 5, 2921. Twenty-six-year-old Tamon Terrell Smith has been charged with felony resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person. Bond was set […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Two arrested after high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

Chillicothe Police report the arrest of two people from the Kansas City area on Tuesday evening following a pursuit. Chillicothe Police received a request for assistance from Linn County as they had officers in pursuit of a vehicle proceeding westbound on Highway 36 heading toward Chillicothe. Chillicothe officers were able to deploy stop-sticks just east […]

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Chillicothe man arrested after pursuit of stolen pickup

A 29-year-old Chillicothe resident was arrested after Chillicothe Police received a report of a stolen car from the 1000 block of Graves Street Thursday morning September 30 and pursuit of a pickup. According to Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel, who reports the car was recovered in Caldwell County at commuter parking where the pickup was […]