Search Warrant served

On January 29, 2010 at 12:00 midnight detectives and the Emergency Response Team of the Chillicothe Police Department executed a search warrant at 128 W 6th St Chillicothe.  Found in the residence were several items of drug paraphernalia along with “crack” cocaine.  Arrested out of this incident was the resident, David Fairrow, charged with Drug Abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Also arrested was Joy McAbee on a warrant charging failure to appear in Chillicothe Municipal Court.

Some helpful links… The new Booster Seat law is at the bottom of the page

Below is a list of helpful web sites.
City Of Chillicothe
Southern Ohio Crime Stopperscstoppers
Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ross County Sheriff’s Office
Municipal Court
Common Pleas Courts
Chillicothe FD

ID theft, on-line and e-scam fraud, telemarketing and check schemes are just a few of the emerging threats to your financial and personal safety. The following links are very helpful in protecting yourself against these threats.

E-mail, yes we have e-mail..

In the case of an emergency, please call 911. In a non-emergency, call 740-773-1191 to report a crime or newstickersituation that needs Police attention. The listed email addresses are intended to provide the public with another way to contact an officer that may be investigating a case, or pass along information to a specific officer. The email addresses are not intended to report a specific crime to a specific officer, as they are not required to check emails on a constant basis.

The Chillicothe Police Department would like to remind citizens that they can email anonymous complaints of drug activity, or any illegal activity, to
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Why do I get transfered when calling 911?

The key to calling 911 is remaining calm, answering questions and giving information as accurately as possible.


The Communications Division is operated by 3 civillian dispatchers. Each dispatcher is assigned to a rotating shift. When the dispatcher is on dispatchdays off, the position is filled by a police officer. The communications operators dispatch all emergency and non-emergency calls for the city of Chillicothe Police. Our dispatchers are the primary call takers for 911 calls Read more »


The following is a small list of some of the questions the public will call and ask. Most have a link attached to them. Im hoping to add some download able forms in the near future.
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.

All Juveniles are housed at the Juvenile Detention Center.

2. How can I get a copy of a police report and photographs?
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Fire Safety

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.
Chillicothe FD web page
National Fire Protection Association
Red Cross Fire Prevention and Safety

And for the Kids
Sparky the Fire Dog

House fire

On January 17, 2010 at 12:24 am the Chillicothe Police Department and Chillicothe Fire Department were called to 655 Allen Avenue reference a house fire. They were notified of a small child still inside of the home. Members of the Chillicothe Fire Department located the child inside of the home, but it has been confirmed that the child is now deceased. Three (3) members of the Chillicothe Fire Department received injuries while attempting this rescue and the injuries are believed to be minor at this time. No other information is available as this matter is still under investigation.

The Ohio State Fire Marshall’s Office will be conducting this investigation and all other information will be released by that agency.

Fugitive of the Week, January 11, 2010

Chillicothe Police Department
Kevin Loel, white/male, 39 years-of-age, 5’11”, 130 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes is this weeks fugitive of the week. Mr. Loel failed to appear for a sentencing hearing in The Ross County Court of Common Pleas in October 2009. He has been convicted of 3 counts of gross sexual imposition where a minor was the victim in each of the cases.
Mr. Loel’s last known address was on Commercial Street in Roxabel, but he is now believed to be residing in Huntington, WV. Anyone with knowledge of Mr. Loel’s whereabouts should contact the Chillicothe Police Department by phone, (740) 773-1191, or at , You can also contact Southern Ohio Crimestoppers by phone, (740) 773-TIPS, 1-800-222-TIPS, or on their web site, Any information reported to Southern Ohio Crimestoppers is anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.

Motorists should take precautions when traveling. Before venturing 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 such as
The Chillicothe Gazette (CLICK HERE)
as well as this website to keep up to date on the current levels.
Residents should also pay attention to local media and school resources in the event of school closings or delays. Please do not call the police for school closings or delays.
Ohio School closings(CLICK HERE)
Or follow on twitter @OHclosings(CLICK HERE)

Citizens National Bank Robbery update

This is a still frame image from the video of the Citizens Bank, 1240 N Bridge St, Robbery that occurred on Tuesday 1/5/09.  The subject is described as a black/male, approximately 5’10”, stocky build.  If you have any information on this robbery, please call the Chillicothe Police Department at (740)773-1191 or by email at

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