Theft of utility trailers

Over the past few weeks, there has been a rise in the theft of utility trailers. The trailers have been left unlocked in yards, and some with no distinguishing markings that could relate the trailer to its owner.

Crimestopper tipster gives good tip

We received a tip via crimestoppers with suspect info in regards to this case. The tipster provided vehicle, name and city where the suspect lives. Before any follow up could be done, the suspect committed another theft at a local store on this date.
Upon his arrest, an Ofc. familiar with the case said he thought it was the same person posted on FB. Pulling the crimestopper tip information, found that the arrested person and the information were the same, down to the vehicle. The suspect is being held on both charges, and is a suspect in a few others.
This information will be forwarded to Crimstoppers and request for processing the reward. Again, thanks to the community for providing the tip, and helping ID this person.

Theft of scooters from Wal-Mart.
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.




Theft from Wal Mart. ID needed

Theft of scooters from Wal-Mart. Anyone with info can contact Ofc. Short 740-773-1191 ref. report #13-20103.

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.




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.
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
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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9th Annual Larry Cox Turkey Trot pre-registration

From the Southern ohio Crimestoppers :
On April 21, 2005 The Chillicothe Police Department and the community suffered a tragic loss when Officer Larry Cox was shot and killed while off-duty. Larry was an avid runner who participated in various races throughout the Chillicothe and Columbus areas.
The 9th annual 5K and 1-mile Fun Run Turkey Trot will begin at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day in the Donald M. Smith Memorial Pool parking lot in Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and costs $30 with a Turkey Trot hoodie, $24 with a Turkey Trot Competition T-shirt, and $10 for children 10 and younger with a T-shirt. Only pre-registrants are guaranteed a race day T-shirt or hoodie. The top five male and female runners will receive a pumpkin pie. You can print off the registration form and mail in to address on top of form or click on the Pay Pal button and pay thru Pay Pal.
Ross County’s own, Jordan Clark will be signing the National Anthem.
NEW to this year’s event we are adding Competition t-shirts and Runner bibs. Please pre-register soon as the bibs are limited.
The event is the primary fund raiser for Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers. Volunteer citizens run this nonprofit group that provides an avenue for people to anonymously inform law enforcement of crime tips. If the tip leads to the arrest and conviction in a felony case, Crime Stoppers provides a cash award as approved by the board.
REGISTER now at pre-registration page Deadline for registration is November 9th, 2013


Street light Out?

Street lights throughout the city of Chillicothe are powered by AEP, and the city is responsible Street Light_Postfor paying the bill. Street lights that are out or malfunctioning are still assesed a fee for their usage.
If the street light is out, it cannot serve its purpose and invites criminal activity or unsafe driving conditions.
To report a light out, you can go to the this AEP link, and report the light out.
click here to report light out

Search warrants served

On October 31st at approx. 8pm Chillicothe Police Detectives and Officers with the Special Response Team served multiple search warrants in the city. The first warrant was served at 77 S. Rose St. where Detectives located a large amount of cocaine and heroin. Also located was drug paraphernalia and cash. Lamont Ellington was charged with possession of cocaine (F1) and Possession of Heroin (F3). Harold Nichols and John Kepler were charged with permitting drug abuse. Both had been warned about allowing drug dealers use their residence to operate in the past.

The second search warrant was served at 741 E. 4th St. Detectives located drug paraphernalia and arrested the resident, Mindy Maxwell who was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments. Ms. Maxwell admitted to allowing Lamont Ellington sell drugs from her residence. Evidence obtained from these warrants will be sent to the lab at BCI&I and additional charges could be presented before the Ross County Grand Jury.




The Chillicothe Police Department reminds citizens that they can email anonymous complaints of drug activity to  Complaints can also be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at . Tips leading to arrests could result in a cash reward.

These complaints will be reviewed and investigated by detectives of the Chillicothe Police Department.



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