Phone Scam

A recent article in the Chillicothe Gazette (click), indicates a lady was scammed out of $3,000. The article states her grandson was being held in a Texas Jail, and that his attorney would call with information . Later, someone else called and asked for the $3,000 to be wired and that a bondsman would be arranged.
After the lady sent the money, she called her grandson in Ohio. Some questions need to be asked before sending this kind of money. Are any of my relatives and friends traveling? And how could I find out.
If someone calls claiming to be a relative, or the relative is in trouble, do not give them personal info over the phone. Do not confirm Read more »


Ofc. Larry Cox, EOW. Please remember, and never forget his sacrifice.
The Officer Down Memorial Page for Ofc. Cox

Heroin Bust and Missing Child update

Chillicothe Gazette article on Heroin Bust

Chillicothe Gazette article on Missing Boy update

Missing child located

The child missing from E. Second St. has been located. No foul play. Thanks to the FD and other City Employees who helped in the search.


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.
FBI common schemes
FBI e-scams & warnings
internet schemes
Schemes against the elderly
File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Questions about the BMV??

Ohio has changed its Booster Seat Laws. Click below for the new laws and other child safety seat information.
Boost Ohio Kids
Keeping kids safe during crashes
Child safety seat video

Felony Theft from Wal-Mart, 4-11-11

The Chillicothe Police is asking for assitance in identyfying the man in the attached pictures. Chillicothe Police beleive the man is a suspect in a theft of electronics from Wal-Mart. He is a w/m, 5’10” 180lbs, bald and clean shaven. The suspect was wearing a red hooded sweat shitrt and blue jean shorts. The suspect lef the area in a tan 4 door Chevy Malibu with sunroof.
Anyone with information can call the Chillicothe Police (740-773-1191) and leave a message for Ofc. Short. Or he can be contacted by email at




This is Ciko (Cee-co), a 15 month old German Shepard. Ofc. T. Gannon is currently being trained as the CPDs 2nd K9 officer. In 6 weeks they will be on the street.


Police History 5

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