Sexual Assault

Third Batch of untested sexual assault kits delivered to lab from St. Joseph Police Department

The third batch of untested sexual assault kits identified by Missouri Attorney General Schmitt’s SAFE Kits Initiative inventory have been delivered to a private lab for testing. The kits were gathered at the St. Joseph Police Department as a “host agency” and sent directly to the private lab to preserve the chain of custody and […]

Rape Kit or DNA Testing

Missouri officials to have better grasp regarding backlog of untested sexual assault kits

State leaders will soon have a better grasp of the magnitude of Missouri’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits. With funding from a $2.8 million federal grant, the Missouri attorney general’s SAFE Kit Initiative is expected to complete its inventory of untested rape kits in the next couple of weeks. Matthew Huffman, public affairs director […]

Marijuana

Livingston County Prosecutor adopts policy of refusing to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren announced on Wednesday the immediate refusal to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession and plans to dismiss all pending cases regarding the same offense. Warren says the “new policy reflects the new definition of hemp in Missouri Statutes.” The Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 133, which in part gives a new definition […]

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Investigations by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department lead to multiple arrests

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has conducted multiple drug investigations this month. Those investigations included one near U. S. Highway 36 and LIV 255 last Thursday. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a free air search around a vehicle by Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki and further investigation led to the seizure of a methamphetamine smoking […]

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Livingston County Sheriff reports the arrest of three individuals

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of three individuals Tuesday on drug allegations. Sheriff Steve Cox says an additional investigation of an Independence driver stopped for traffic violations on U. S. Highway 36 Tuesday afternoon resulted in the seizure of suspected high-level THC ingestible products, high-grade marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. K-9 Zaki came […]

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Vehicle clips pedestrian who is later arrested on drug accusations

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Highway Patrol Crime Lab is examining paraphernalia seized during a search after a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Wheeling this week. A vehicle reportedly drove south on Route B when the vehicle’s mirror clipped the arm of an adult male pedestrian wearing all black in a darkened area of the […]

Drug Bust

Investigation in Livingston County leads to two arrests

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Livingston County Associate Circuit Court issued arrest warrants for two Chillicothe residents Thursday based on a drug investigation in late May. Arrested was 57-year-old Rebecca Alvina Kirkpatrick in the 200 block of Walnut for two counts of alleged felony possession of a controlled substance being methamphetamine and THC. […]

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Investigation in Livingston County results in arrest and seizure of evidence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports charges are pending on multiple individuals following an investigation that began last week, which resulted in the discovery of a fugitive and the seizure of alleged drugs. The sheriff’s office requested assistance from the Chillicothe Police Department in the investigation on Clay Street in Chillicothe. Officers subsequently arrested 41-year-old […]

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Livingston County Sheriff recovers stolen items in Medicine Creek

On April 10, the Livingston County Sheriff’s department continued with an investigation from the western part of Livingston County where a residence was burglarized and a gun safe removed from the home. The sheriff’s department and Chula Fire department investigated items in Medicine Creek at Liv 216. Both organizations worked on recovering the door of a […]