At approximately 12:15PM, 5-16-13, the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and detectives executed a search warrant at 640 Glencroft Avenue. Upon entering the residence, detectives found heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and a large amount of cash. Numerous subjects were inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant and 3 subjects were arrested in connection with the drugs and gun.
During the course of this investigation, detectives received information that led to the recovery of two (2) additional guns that had been reported stolen; a semi-automatic rifle located at 640 E Water St and a bolt action rifle located at 444 Church St. These firearms had recently been stolen during burglaries.
Information received also led to the arrest of Leland Brown on two felony warrants. Mr. Brown was under indictment for a series of thefts from local stores, that included stealing employees personal property.
Prior to the Search warrant, the Patrol Division had visited the house numerous times, doing “knock and talks”. These knock and talks were opportunities to gather information as to was staying in the house, and put a direct officer presence with complaints being made at the house.
Also, approx. 1 month ago, Ofcs. Acting on a crimestoppers tip, involving stolen property form the Carlisle Building, patrol officers conducted a consent search at the residence. The resident allowed officers to search the house. The resident pointed out several items a person of interest in the thefts had left in the garage. Thousands of dollars in stolen property was located, and will soon be returned to its owners pending charges and investigation.
The Chillicothe Police Department, again, would like to thank those who made calls regarding activity around this house and encourage other citizens to call regarding suspicious or drug activity in their neighborhoods. Tips can be submitted directly to the Chillicothe Police Department by email email@example.com. Tips can also be submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740) 773-TIPS or online at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com.
Antonio Woodfork Michael Hanby Amy Phillips Leland Brown
Black/Male/32 YOA White/Male/48 YOA White/Female/36 YOA Black/Male/50 YOA
640 Glencroft Ave 640 Glencroft Ave 803 Sherman Park 547 Orange St
CHARGES CHARGES CHARGES CHARGES
Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of Heroin (F-5) warrants for:
Having Weapons Under Safecracking (F-4)
Disability (F-3) Theft (F-5)
On 5-09-13, the CPD held its first annual awards banquet. A committee of Sgts. and Officers researched the
Patrolman Daniel Garrett
records of current officers, some in excess of 25 years in length. The committee recommended awards from life saving events, to programs and efforts individual officers have contributed to the success of the department, to service length awards. Needless to say, the awards were given for collective years of an officers career. Officers will be authorized to wear ribbons o their uniforms.
The Chillicothe Police Department has a long history stretching from the early 1800′s to present. Efforts are being made to finish up a more complete history.
On May 2nd at approx. 2pm Chillicothe Police Detectives along with the Special Response Team served a search warrant at 356 Riverside St. after conducting an investigation into drug trafficking. Located inside the residence was Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, pills, drug paraphernalia, cash and several guns. Arrested was Reynard L. Reed who was charged with possession of heroin and possession of weapons while under disability. Detectives learned that Reed was moving into the residence at 222 Hirn St.
Detectives went to 222 Hirn St. and contacted Antonio L. Woodfork. A search of that residence found cocaine, marijuana, cash, and several weapons. Woodfork was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of weapons while under disability. Evidence in this case will be submitted to the lab at BCI and additional charges will be presented before the Ross County Grand Jury.
The Ross Sheriff and Chillicothe Police will be hosting a drug take back event. The event will be tomorrow, 4-27-13 from 10am-2Pm in the lobby of the Law Complex.
This is a great time to dispose of old prescription medications that are outdated, no longer needed or belong to someone else.
Turning the drugs in for proper destruction keeps the drugs from being stolen, sold or abused. Not to mention being bad for the environment as they risk contamination of the water supply if flushed.
For those that cannot make it to the event, there is a drug take back box in the lobby of the Law Complex, accessible 24 hours.
On April 25, 2013 at approximately 8:00AM the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives executed a search warrant at 87 N Rose St. Upon entering the residence the Special Response Team detected the strong smell of chemicals and could see fumes from these chemicals inside of the house. Three (3) subjects were removed from the house. Thirty to forty (30-40) “one-pot” meth labs were discovered inside of the residence, some of these actively “cooking” at the time of entry. The Chillicothe Fire Department Hazardous Materials team was called to the scene and are still actively working to neutralize the chemicals. This is the largest meth operation “bust” in the City of Chillicothe this year and the fifth (5th) one in the last month. The three (3) subjects located inside of the residence were all arrested and charged with possession of chemicals used to manufacture drugs. Additional charges against all three (3) subjects are pending the continuing investigation.
The Chillicothe Police Department would like to thank those citizens who alerted us to this operation and ask more citizens to contact us regarding possible drug trafficking in their neighborhoods. You can email tips directly to the Chillicothe Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740) 773-TIPS or by using www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com. Tips submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers can be eligible for a cash reward.
Arrested were Anthony Hart, Michael Lemming and Hanna Bean.
On April 24, 2013 at approximately 1:45PM, the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team
and Detectives executed a search warrant at 905 Akron Street. When they entered the home Amber Thomas, the resident, was contacted, along with a small child. Detectives found heroin and items associated with drug abuse inside of the residence. The child was released into the custody of Ross County Job and Family Services, Children Services Division. Ms. Thomas was arrested and will be arraigned in Chillicothe Municipal Court on April 25th.
Ms. Thomas was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments and Child endangerment.
On 4-6-13 a white female stuffed a roll of copper tubing under her jacket and then walked passed all points of sale and out the exit door without paying for the 25 foot of Bare Copper. The female then got into a black Ford Mustang that was waiting outside the exit door. Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspect can contact Ofc. Newsome, the investigating officer, at 740-773-1191. Refer to report # 13-5691.
Anonymous tips can be made to Southern Ohio Crimestoppers at 740-773-TIPS or by submitting a tip online at southern Ohio Crimestoppers to submit a tip online. Tips leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward.
The Chillicothe Police Department K-9 Units, Ofc. T. Gannon with her partner K-9 Ciko and Ofc. M. Short with his partner K-9 Koby, would like to thank Petland and Northfork Animal Clinic and their employees for all their donations and assistance this last year. Petland donates food, supplies, and equipment to the K-9 Units on a monthly basis. Northfork Animal Clinic donates veterinarian care, medical supplies, K-9 first aid kits, and boarding for the K-9 Units. Both Petland and Northfork Animal Clinic assisted in the start-up of a second K-9 Unit, in 2012, that was added by Chief Roger Moore to help combat the drug problem in our area and assist in locating suspects. With the donations and help by these two generous local businesses the Chillicothe Police K-9 Units continue to serve the Chillicothe community and help protect its citizens. When any Citizen of Chillicothe gets a chance to thank these two businesses for their help. Petland is located at 881 N. Bridge St. ph # 740-773-1982 and Northfork Animal Clinic is located at 2260 Anderson Station Rd. ph # 740-773-7387.
On April 1 at approximately 6:00AM the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives executed a search warrant at 466 E Water Street. Cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cash were found inside of the residence. Detectives contacted the resident, Marka Retherford, and her 6 year old child. Retherford was arrested and Ross County Job and Family Services, Child Services Division, was contacted in regards to her child. The child was released into the custody of a family member.
Frequently asked questions:
1. How do I post bond/visit/ leave money for someone/or find out if someone is in the Ross Co. Jail?
The Chillicothe Police Department contracts with the Ross County Sheriff’s Department for the housing of adult prisoners. Questions about bond, visiting hours and all other pertinent questions dealing with adult prisoners should be forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1187, or by going to the 24 hour bail bonding door. www.rosssheriff.com/jail.html
All Juveniles are housed at the Juvenile Detention Center.
2. How can I get a copy of a police report and photographs?
Our records department is open Mon-Fri. 8AM to 4PM, and is closed on major holidays. A fee may be required for copies. Please contact the records department during business hours at 740-773-1195.
3. Where do I pay a fine or find out the status of a court case?
This depends on whether the case was heard in Common Pleas (felonies) or Municipal Court (misdemeanors & parking).
co.ross.oh.us/ClerkOfCourts/ (Common Pleas)
4. Do I have a warrant?
The Chillicothe Police Dept. does not give warrant information over the phone. A status of a warrant may be found on the appropriate court website. If you think you have a warrant, you need to come to the Law Complex and speak to an officer or deputy. If you know the whereabouts of someone with a warrant, you may call the department and provide the dispatcher with the person’s full name and exact address where they can be found.
5. Who do I call to file a nuisance complaint?
Who do I call to file a nuisance complaint?
The Nuisance Officer enforces property code violations, and is currently being filled by Ofc. R. Pratt. These violations include trash/garbage, junk, tall weeds and grass as well as unlicensed Read more »