Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Mercer County Courthouse Princeton

Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Prisoner who escaped from Mercer County Jail escapes again using board to open wall

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department reports a Kansas City man who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton earlier in August has escaped again. Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports it is believed 27-year-old Drake Kately escaped around 8:30 Wednesday night by tearing a hole in the back wall of his jail cell with a board […]

Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr

Former KC Chiefs player charged with illegal firearms after being tasered while resisting arrest

A former Kansas City Chiefs football player, who was tasered twice while struggling with officers and resisting arrest, was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms. Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr., also known as “Junior,” 40, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate who walked away from work at Missouri State Fair apprehended

Shannon Dewayne Watts, a Tipton Correctional Center inmate who walked away from his work site at the Missouri State Fair after completing his work-release job late Sunday night, has been apprehended. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Pettis County Dispatch reported Watts had been found unconscious with apparent head injuries near Highway B between Sedalia […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Chillicothe Fire Department improves rating, placing in top 15% in the country

In a report of the Insurance Services Office, dated July 29, 2019, the Chillicothe Fire Department (CFD) has been recognized as achieving a reduced ISO rating of “3,” dropping from the “4” rating of just four years ago, placing Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of Communities surveyed in 2019. This new rating is the […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department rating places department in top 15% in the country

The Trenton Fire Department has announced Trenton’s Insurance Services Office rating has improved from a 5 to a 3/3Y. The rating places Trenton in the top 15% of departments in the country and will go into effect August 1st. The split certification of 3/3Y means property within the Trenton city limits and within 1,000 feet […]

Suspect attempts to flee from Livingston County deputy, surrenders when threatened with taser

An arrest was made when the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a location in the Wheeling area on Sunday for a reported domestic assault and trespassing. A deputy learned an adult female was claiming to have been physically assaulted. Sheriff Steve Cox reports as the deputy was going to speak with a male […]

911

Chillicothe Police Department receive large number of 911 calls from children

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel is reporting that police dispatch has been receiving a large amount of accidental and unfounded calls, along with a large number of calls from children who are obtaining their parent’s phones. Sampsel asks that, when providing a phone to a child, parents remove the battery so it will not […]

Andrew Perkins

Chillicothe Police Department has new E-911 communications officer

The Chillicothe Police Department has a new E-911 communications officer in Andrew Perkins, who was born and raised in Chillicothe and graduated in 2002. Perkins graduated from Missouri Western State University of Saint Joseph with an emphasis in management and was a 911 dispatcher at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for more than three years. […]