Fireworks donations are being accepted

With the Fourth of July approaching, the city of Chillicothe is accepting donations to help offset the cost. Donations, no matter how big or small, can be mailed to the Auditor, 35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, Oh. Checks should be made out to The City of Chillicothe, and in the memo line, Fireworks Fund.
Donations of $25 or more entitles the donor to a viewing party at the city pool. One ticket per $25 donation, with every person requiring a ticket to enter. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an Adult.
Chillicothe Fireworks donation fund

Electricity off in east end

AEP has advised the PD that power in the east end has been shut off. They are trying to repair damaged circuits and will have it back on as soon as possible. NO TIME FRAME.

Think about the fine furry friends you left in the car

With high temperatures already amongst us, don’t leave your dog locked In your car. Even with four windows cracked, and an outside temperature of 82 degrees, the temperature inside of your car is 109. So, is it really that important to take Fido to the store? For more go to mydogiscool.com
The same also applies to those that want to leave the kids in the car as well. Or even completely forgetting about them being strapped to the car seat.
Check on elderly and infirm neighbors and relatives.

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Search warrant served

On June 20, 2013 at approx. 2:15pm Detectives along with the Special Response Team served a search warrant at 912 Madison Ave. Detectives searched the residence and located a large amount of heroin , cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a gun and a large amount of cash. Heather R. Kuntz, the resident, was arrested and charged with permitting drug abuse and Brandon K. Suel was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine (F-5) and possession of heroin (2nd degree felony). Evidence will be submitted to the lab at BCI and additional charges are pending presentation before the Ross County Grand Jury.

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Meth Lab search warrant served

On June 19, 2013 at approx. 3pm Detectives and Officers with the Special Response Team served a search warrant at 359 E. 4th St. in ref. to information that the occupants were “cooking” methamphetamine. Detectives located an active cooking lab in a bottle inside the room as well as other paraphernalia used to manufacture methamphetamine. Arrested was Shelly Angus for a warrant charging failure to appear on charges of driving without consent and illegal assembly of chemicals and Sarah Kennedy who was charged with illegal assembly of chemicals. The Chillicothe Fire Department hazardous material team neutralized the chemicals found inside the apartment. Evidence will be submitted to the lab at BCI and additional charges will be considered by the Ross Co. Grand Jury.

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Search warrant served

On June 18th at approx. 2pm Detectives and Officers with the Special Response Team served a search warrant at 401 Sherman Park. During a search of the residence detectives located cocaine, heroin, cash and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Christopher T. Tanner for possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. Megan Beverly was charged with permitting drug abuse and Amanda Payne was charged with criminal trespassing. Evidence will be sent to BCI&I and additional charges will be presented to the Ross County Grand Jury.
The Chillicothe Police Dept. does cooperate with the Chillicothe Metro Housing Authority. Information is forwarded to the Housing Authority, and evictions are sought.

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Robbery arrest made

On 5-26-13, a strongarm robbery was reported at Bridge and Water Sts. The suspect was able to take money from an elderly man by use of force. A witness in the area was able to ID the suspect. After attempts to initially find the suspect failed, Ofcs. Gave photo lineups to all witnesses and the victim.
The suspect, identified through positive ID from the lineups, was Shane Johnson. A warrant charging robbery was issued through Municipal Court. On 6-7-13, Mr. Johnson was located, and arrested on the warrant. After a preliminary hearing, his case was bound over to Grand Jury.

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With pending severe weather forecast. Now is the time to prepare.

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

Do you have a disaster plan?
Do you have an emergency plan in place? Regardless if its the looming derecho, upcoming winter weather, summer time storms, or a fire, you should have an emergency plan in place. Attached are some links to FEMA’s website ready.gov
Make a Plan
Make a Kit

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