Search warrants served

In the early morning hours of January 27, 2012, the Chillicothe Police Department Emergency Response Team and Detectives executed 3 drug search warrants; 3 Wyandot Circle, 359 E Fourth Street, and 717 E Fourth Street. These warrants were issued after numerous complaints of alleged drug activity at these residences.

3 Wyandot Circle: Found heroin and drug abuse instruments in home.

Josh Simmons: Possession of drug abuse instrument

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Simmons: permit drug abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

359 E. Fourth ST.:   Drug paraphernalia and marijuana found inside.  No arrests made at this time.

 

 

717 E. Fourth St.Drug paraphernalia and prescription pills of abuse found.

Paula Clifton: Possession of drug abuse instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Lewis: Permitting drug abuse

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter weather advisory for Ross County. Freezing rain, so be aware that the Main St. overpass and Mead Overpass freeze quicker than other roads. The hills in Chillicothe can also become difficult to navigate as well.

Person of interest sought

The Chillicothe Police is attempting to contact Christopher Evers who is wanted for a probation violation and is listed as a person of interest in other investigations being conducted by our agency. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked not to contact him, but to contact Detective Jason Gannon at (740) 775-2904 or the Chillicothe Police Department at (740) 773-1191.

Information concerning his whereabouts can also be given anonymously to Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by going to www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com or by calling (740) 773-TIPS (8477). Any information reported through Crime Stoppers that leads to the contact and arrest of Mr. Evers could result in a reward of up to $1000.00.

Ross Co. under level 2 snow emergency.

With snow and ice comes hazardous road conditions. 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
WKKJ radio
and 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

SNOW LEVELS:
♦LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

♦LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.

Below are several LINKS that will help you in preparation.
Winter Safety Tips for driving, Emergency Kits
To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions
Ohio Committee for severe weather Awareness

Help needed in Identifying purse thief at Wal-Mart

The Chillicothe Police is asking for assistance in identifying the man in this picture. The man is a suspect in a purse theft that occured at Wal-Mart last week.
Anyone that can ID this man is asked to give the information to Ofc. M. Short (740-773-1191), or email him at mshort@chillicothepolice.com.
Information could lead to a reward offered through Southern Ohio Crimestoppers. 740-773-TIPS.

Search warrant served

On January 11th, 2012 Detectives with the Chillicothe Police Department along with members of the Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at the America’s Best Value Inn located at 1135 E. Main St. The search warrant was obtained after detectives conducted an investigation into drug trafficking at this location. The following individuals were detained at the target location,

Joshua Aaron Craig Ragland, LKA: 357 E. 4th St., Chillicothe
DOB/07-09-1990 – charged with possession of cocaine – Taken to Ross County Jail

James A. Easley, LKA: 2852 Donnyland Blvd., Columbus
DOB/03-27-1985

Daniele Nicole Taylor Crum, LKA: 8200 W. Kiousville Rd., London
DOB/09-09-1993

Victor J. Spencer, LKA: 377 E. 4th St., Chillicothe
DOB/04-11-1990

Cocaine, Drug paraphernalia and cash were recovered. Evidence will be sent to the crime lab at BCII and additional charges will be presented to the Ross Co. Grand Jury.

Witnesses sought

The Chillicocthe Police Department is seeking any witnesses that have not been contacted in reference the fatal accident that occurred on 1-6-12 on Piatt Ave.
Anyone with information can contact the investigator, Ofc. T. Brown.

Civil Service Posts Police Officer Exam

The city of Chillicothe Civil Service Commission announces a Civil Service Exam for purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer.

The Application Period is from January 3rd, 2012 through January 16th, 2012.  Applications are accepted between 8AM – 4:00PM at the Civil Service Commission, 26 S. Paint St. Chillicothe,  Oh 45601.

Applications are available on the Civil Service Commision’s page on the City’s Website click for direct link to application

Link to Police Officer Exam Posting letter

Police Officer Job description
Peace Officer Training requirements

Weather awareness

It’s snowing!! Yes, Becky it is. And with snow comes hazardous road conditions. 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.g
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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