Police arrest 16-year-old in Chillicothe, multiple theft cases closed

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Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports that a 16-year-old boy was arrested late Friday afternoon with the assistance of a citizen after allegedly resisting arrest. Following the arrest, Chief Maples said drug paraphernalia was found. He also noted that the arrest closed multiple theft cases, including a stolen firearm.

Officers had been notified earlier about a 16-year-old possessing an active arrest warrant through the Division of Youth Services. Officers arrived in the area and located the 16-year-old at the intersection of South and Graves Streets. Maples said officers attempted to take the male into custody, but he resisted, and a citizen assisted officers in the arrest.

In other incidents, a 53-year-old man from Chillicothe was arrested Friday evening. He was taken to the Grundy County line and released to an on-duty deputy. Maples said the man had an active warrant for felony stealing.

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