Child Safet seat check in Yoctangee Park/Bolmer Field

On 12-8-09, the Ross County Health Dept. along with the Chillicothe Police Department will be holding a child safety seat check from 11:00AM to 4:30PM. The check will be in the shelter house across from the Parks and Recreation department in Yoctangee Park. Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to educate Read more »

Arrest made in Moto Mart Robbery

On Sunday, May 9, 2010 at approximately 8:30PM Officers of the Chillicothe Police Department responded to Moto Mart, 129 Western Ave, reference a possible robbery. It was found that a male suspect, approximately 5’6” tall, medium build, entered the business and brandished a handgun and demanded money. The male suspect was observed, by witnesses, leaving the area in a silver, 4-door vehicle.
On Monday, May 10, 2010 the Chillicothe Police Department arrested Anthony Umphries on a Parole pick-up order. Umphries is currently incarcerated in the Ross County Jail on this Parole pick-up order and is listed as a person of interest in this investigation.

Severe weather

It is that time of year when severe weather is a threat to the community. Tornadoes, thunder storms and floods. As with any natural disaster, it is important to have an emergency plan in place BEFORE it occurs. Our department is flooded with calls during severe weather from citizens asking “what do I do?” There are important links in this post that can be helpful for your specific needs and situation. It is also advisable to have an emergency kit.

Remember, in the event of power outages, all malfunctioning traffic lights are to be treated as STOP SIGNS.

In the event of an emergency, listen to local radio, NOAA(National Weather Service) and utilize other media outlets for updates on weather conditions.

Weather Terms:
Tornado Watch- Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Tornado Warning (Listen for tornado sirens)– A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch– Tells you when and where severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning– Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

What do I do about power? Please keep in mind that calling 911 and administrative lines tie up dispatchers and officers who are handling emergencies. If a downed line or transformer constitutes a hazard, please inform the dispatcher with the exact location of the problem. Police and Fire dispatchers will generally not know how long it will take to have power restored. Again, monitor media outlets. CLICK HERE FOR AEP OHIO FAQ

Tornado Safety: Click here for FEMA’s Tornado readiness page
Thunderstorm safety: Click here for FEMA’s Thunderstorm readiness page
Floods: Click here for FEMA’s flood information

Car break ins

The police department is currently investigating numerous break-ins of vehicles. The thefts are occuring in restaurant and store parking lots at this time, with the windows being busted out.
Residents are reminded to keep purses and other valuables locked in your trunk, or take it with you.

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