Now is the time to inspect smoke detectors and heating systems for proper operation

With cold temperatures come alternative means for heating a house, and pushing the current system to the maximum. Make sure you know how to use these devices, and inspect them for proper working order.

It is important for homes to have
working smoke and Towerheat detectors, as well as Carbon Monoxide detectors. Make sure children as well as adult, elderly and handicap residents, know how to exit the home in case of an emergency. Have a fire escape plan in place.

HELPFUL LINKS:
Chillicothe FD web page
Fire safety and planning for a fire emergency

And for the Kids
SPARKY THE FIRE DOG

Ross County is now under Level 2 snow emergency

It’s snowing!! Yes, Becky it is. And with snow comes hazardous road conditions. Motorists should take precautions when traveling. Before hillventuring out on the roadways, it is important to be prepared. One of the most important things to know is the snow emergency levels.

Below is a list of the snow levels. You should monitor local news (TV and radio) and check local media websites suchE as
The Chillicothe Gazette
WKKJ radio
as well as this website to keep up to date on the current levels.
Please do not call the police department to get current road conditions. In the event a road is closed (Carlisle Hill, University Dr.) the dispatcher should have that information. The current snow level dictates whether or not travel is safe, dispatchers will not
be able to make the determination if roads are safe to drive upon. During snow emergencies, it is important to keep the phone lines open for emergencies.
In the event of a snow emergency, The Police Department will not be able to give you permission to miss work.
Residents should also pay attention to local media and school resources in the event of school closings or delays.
Central Ohio School closings
Or follow on twitter @OHclosings

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Traffic crash at Certified/ video attached

At approximately 8:15AM on January 1, Chillicothe Police Sergeant Tim Gay witnessed Larry Vest Sr. loose control of his Ford Explorer on N. Bridge St. Once Mr. Vest lost control of the vehicle he crossed all lanes of traffic on N. Bridge St, drove over a curb and onto the lot of Certified, 825 N Bridge St. After entering the lot, Mr. Vest’s vehicle then struck a gas pump. Sergeant Gay removed Mr. Vest from his vehicle and found him to be unresponsive due to a medical condition. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded ensuring the safety of the scene and transported Mr. Vest to the Adena Regional Medical Center. At this time, no charges have been filed and this traffic crash is still under investigation.

Arrest made in Circle K robbery

On December 30th at approx. 12 midnight Detectives arrested Eric T. Pettiford for the December 24th robbery of the Circle K at 659 N. High St. He was incarcerated in the Ross County Jail on one count of Aggravated Robbery. He is being held on a $100,000 bond out of Chillicothe Municipal Court. Additional details are not being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

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Municipal Court to host session on getting driver’s licesne back

Do you or someone you know have a suspended Ohio Driver’s license?
Do you have questions on how to obtain a valid Ohio Driver’s license?
Would you like to get driving privileges?
Are you a resident of Ross County?
Do you have a traffic charge pending in the Chillicothe Municipal Court?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should attend this information session hosted by the following:

The Chillicothe Municipal Court, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Chillicothe Law Director’s Office, Ross County branch of the Ohio Public Defenders Office, local private attorneys, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ross County Sheriff’s Office and the Chillicothe Police Department.

Persons will be on hand to answer questions and assist those who are seeking driving privileges or a valid driver’s license. Proof of auto insurance, written documentation of employment and/or enrollment in school, and means payment may help us to help you at this session.

WHEN: December 17, 2013 from 9AM-12:00 noon (first come first served)
WHERE: Chillicothe Municipal Court room #1, 95 E. Main St. Chillicothe, Oh

Obituary for former Chief, Alvin DeBord

Alvin O. DeBord, 82, of Chillicothe, Ohio died 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 4 December 2013 at his home.He was born 17 May 1931 in Chillicothe the son of the late Delbert DeBord and Vernis R. (Tewksbury) DeBord. On 1 January 1962 he was united in marriage to H. Mae (Stauffer) DeBord, who survives.Alvin attended Faith Chapel, Chillicothe. Alvin retired as Chillicothe Chief of Police in August 1983. He was Korean Veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday 7 December 2013 at the BOYER FUNERAL HOME in Waverly with Pastor Tom Kramer, officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Denver Road, Waverly, Ohio. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home one hour prior to the service on Saturday

Chief DeBord served 31 years on the CPD with 11 years as Chief of Police until his retirement in 1983.

Karen Cydrus

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Search Warrant Served

The Chillicothe Police Department executed a search warrant at 159 N Hickory Street, today just after 2:00PM. Upon entering the residence detectives found a large amount of Cocaine and Heroin inside. The cocaine found measured over 120 grams and had an approximate street value of $20,000. Two subjects were arrested for possession of these drugs and are currently incarcerated in the Ross County Jail.

ARRESTED:

Antonio Galloway
37 YOA LKA 168 Burbridge Ave
CHARGES
Drug Abuse (Felony)
Tonio Galloway

Nathan Moore
28 YOA LKA 303 Elm St. Chillciothe, Oh
Drug abuse (felony)
Nathan Moore

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Rudolph run will close certain downtown streets today

This info was just given to us, but here is the PDF of the Rudolph Run that is being held downtown. We have been notified by the city that streets in the downtown area will be blocked off, however we have not been notified at which intersections, alleyways they will be at.
The event starts at 6PM, and over 600 runners have registered so far. Please use caution when driving in the downtown area, as well as E. Main St. that abuts downtown.

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Wal Mart shoplifter needs identified

The person in this video needs identified in regards to a theft from Wal-Mart. The suspect was seen leaving the Wal-Mart lot in a blue Pontiac Sunfire. Anyone with information can contact Ofc. McGowan and refer to report # 13-21398

OR:

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.

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Theft of utility trailers

Over the past few weeks, there has been a rise in the theft of utility trailers. The trailers have been left unlocked in yards, and some with no distinguishing markings that could relate the trailer to its owner.

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