Someone in Jail? Nuisance complaint? Reserve a park shelter? That and many more questions answered below.

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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. www.rosssheriff.com/jail.html

All Juveniles are housed at the Juvenile Detention Center.

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

Our records department is open Mon-Fri. 8AM to 4PM, and is closed on major holidays. A fee may be required for copies. Please contact the records department during business hours at 740-773-1195.

3. Where do I pay a fine or find out the status of a court case?

This depends on whether the case was heard in Common Pleas (felonies) or Municipal Court (misdemeanors & parking).
www.chillicothemunicipalcourt.org/
co.ross.oh.us/ClerkOfCourts/ (Common Pleas)

4. Do I have a warrant?

The Chillicothe Police Dept. does not give warrant information over the phone. A status of a warrant may be found on the appropriate court website. If you think you have a warrant, you need to come to the Law Complex and speak to an officer or deputy. If you know the whereabouts of someone with a warrant, you may call the department and provide the dispatcher with the person’s full name and exact address where they can be found.

5. Who do I call to file a nuisance complaint?

Who do I call to file a nuisance complaint?

The Nuisance Officer enforces property code violations, and is currently being filled by Ofc. R. Pratt. These violations include trash/garbage, junk, tall weeds and grass as well as unlicensed Read more »

How are the road conditions? Snow covered. School tomorrow? Find out below

Please do not call the police department to get current road conditions.  However, 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.

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To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions

ID sought in purse theft

On 3-21-13, a purse was stolen from an employee of Dollar Tree in the Chillicothe Mall. The credit card in the purse was used to make several purchases in town, totaling to over $600.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Ofc. McGowan at 740-773-1191 and refer to report #13-4723.
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 through Crimestoppers.
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New Municipal Court Open

Chillicothe Municipal Court is now located in its new building, 95 E. main St.
Chillicothe Muni Court website

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Search warrant served

 

On March 19, 2013 at approx. 5pm Officers from the Special Response Team and Detectives served a search warrant at 322 Church St.  Detectives located a large amount of cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia and cash.  Arrested were the occupants, Alyssa Hines and Timeesha Harding, who were taken to the Ross County Jail pending their appearance in Chillicothe Municipal Court.  Evidence seized will be taken to BCI and additional charges will be presented to the Ross County Grand Jury.

Timeesha Harding Possession of heroin & cocaine

Timeesha Harding
Possession of heroin & cocaine

Alyssa Hines Possession of cocaine

Alyssa Hines
Possession of cocaine

Search Warrant Served

Search Warrant Executed on E. Main Street

 

On March 12, 2013 at approx. 5:00PM, the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives executed a drug search warrant at 608 E

Main St.  While the Detectives were arriving to execute the search warrant, a vehicle was seen leaving

the residence with two (2) occupants.  The vehicle was stopped and Detectives found cocaine and heroin on the person of Kimberly Bryant, the driver.  Additionally, detectives found more heroin and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle, part of which was identified as belonging to the passenger in the vehicle, Shonda Cremeans, who is also a resident at 608 E Main St.  Upon executing the search warrant on the residence, Margaret Bethel was contacted inside and found to be another resident at 608 E Main St.  While inside the residence Detectives located drug paraphernalia and signs of heroin abuse and trafficking.

 

Shonda Cremeans Possession of heroin (f-5) Drug Abuse (M-1)

Shonda Cremeans
Possession of heroin (f-5)
Drug Abuse (M-1)

Margaret Bethel: Permitting Drug Abuse

Margaret Bethel:
Permitting Drug Abuse

Kimberly Bryant       Charges:  Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of cocaine (f-5)

Kimberly Bryant Charges: Possession of Heroin (F-5)
Possession of cocaine (f-5)

Search Warrant Served

Search Warrant Executed on E. Main Street

 

On March 12, 2013 at approx. 5:00PM, the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives executed a drug search warrant at 608 E Main St.  While the Detectives were arriving to execute the search warrant, a vehicle was seen leaving the residence with two (2) occupants.  The vehicle was stopped and Detectives found cocaine and heroin on the person of Kimberly Bryant, the driver.  Additionally, detectives found more heroin and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle, part of which was identified as belonging to the passenger in the vehicle, Shonda Cremeans, who is also a resident at 608 E Main St.  Upon executing the search warrant on the residence, Margaret Bethel was contacted inside and found to be another resident at 608 E Main St.  While inside the residence Detectives located drug paraphernalia and signs of heroin abuse and trafficking.

 

Shonda Cremeans Possession of heroin (f-5) Drug Abuse (M-1)

Shonda Cremeans
Possession of heroin (f-5)
Drug Abuse (M-1)

Margaret Bethel: Permitting Drug Abuse

Margaret Bethel:
Permitting Drug Abuse

Kimberly Bryant       Charges:  Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of cocaine (f-5)

Kimberly Bryant Charges: Possession of Heroin (F-5)
Possession of cocaine (f-5)

Drug Arrest

On March 8, 2013 at approx. 2pm Officers from the Chillicothe Police Department arrested Michael J. Hurt for felony possession of drugs after an investigation.  Mr. Hurt was in possession of 2 kilograms of cocaine, 400 30mg percocets and over one pound of marijuana. The street value of these drugs is $100,000. Hurt was incarcerated in the Ross County Jail pending his arraignment in Court on charges of Possession of cocaine (1st degree Felony) and Aggravated possession of drugs (2nd degree Felony).  Additional charges will be presented to the Ross county grand jury pending lab results from BCI&I.  No additional information will be released at this time pending further investigation.

 

Michael Hurt

Michael Hurt
Bidwell, Oh

ID sought in Wal-Mart theft

On 2-23-13, an unkown w/m pushed out a shopping cart with a TV, computer and other items.  The suspect got into a red or Maroon Dodge Intrepid Snapshot 1 (3-3-2013 9-47 PM)and went N/b on Brideg St.    Loss Prevention believes the first three letters of the tag begin with FEY.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact Ofc. McGowan at 740-773-1191 and refer to report #13-3125.
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 through Crimestoppers.

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