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Janitor at Breckenridge School District accused of providing vape pen to 12-year-old boy

A Breckenridge R-2 School janitor accused of providing a vape pen to a 12-year-old boy has been charged in Caldwell County. Twenty-four-year-old Wesley Adams of Breckenridge faces misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child—second degree and an infraction of selling, providing, or distributing tobacco or alternative nicotine or vapor products to any person under 18 […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest subject on two active felony warrants following foot pursuit

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hayes reports officers arrested a subject the morning of Tuesday, September 1st on two active Livingston County felony warrants for burglary and theft. The arrest allegedly followed a foot pursuit in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. The subject was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess […]

Captain Matthew Walz (MSHP)

Director of the Water Patrol Division, Captain Matthew Walz, retires after 30-years of service

Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Water Patrol Division, will retire on September 1, 2020, after over 30 years of service. Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 30, 1990, as a communications operator. He entered the Water Patrol Academy on January 2, 1994. After graduating, Walz was assigned to […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Two hired, one promoted by Chillicothe City Council members

Three announcements involving city employees have been announced by officials in Chillicothe during Monday nights’ executive session of the Chillicothe City Council. According to Clerk Rozanne Frampton, Seth Rorebeck was hired as a full-time police officer; Cody Dysart was promoted to police sergeant, and Kaleena (Kali) Holmes was employed as an administrative assistant. Each vote […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

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Chillicothe Police Department investigates theft of six handguns at business

The Chillicothe Police Department is seeking information regarding a burglary on Wednesday morning in which firearms were allegedly stolen. Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hays says officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm at a local business and discovered forced entry was made into the business. They attempted to locate a suspect or suspects in the […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer-involved shooting in Wheeling claims the life of one individual

An individual has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wheeling Thursday evening. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies had performed a vehicle stop/investigation and allegedly had problems with the adult male driver. No details at this time have been provided, however, Cox is reporting that the deputy sheriff shot the individual, who was later […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms Harrison County Sheriff took his own life

Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Jake Angle confirms Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson died Thursday night after sustaining a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The Patrol responded to a Bethany residence with the Bethany Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and determined, upon arrival, that Eckerson was […]

Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Captain James McDonald MSHP St. Joseph

Commanding Officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H in St. Joseph, to retire after 28-years of service

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, Missouri, will retire March 1, 2020, after 28 years of service to the citizens of Missouri. McDonald was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, […]

Charges Filed

Brookfield man who led authorities on high-speed chase going wrong way on Highway 36 charged

A Brookfield man has been charged in Caldwell County following what Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox described as a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36. Online court information indicates 58-year-old Robert Shiflett faces the felonies of driving while intoxicated—aggravated and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing […]