On November 26, 2014 at approx. 9:45pm a male white suspect entered the Circle K convenience store at 659 N. High St., brandished what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the employee. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands giving him $30 from the register and he then fled in a black passenger car. Responding Chillicothe Police Officers located the vehicle parked in front of a residence on Park Street and the suspect, Johnathan Matthew Heck (DOB/8-1-1988), was arrested soon after. Mr. Heck matched the physical and clothing description provided by witnesses and seen on store surveillance. Mr. Heck admitted to the robbery and pointed out to where he had hidden the cash and pistol. The pistol was found to be a completely black replica Beretta BB pistol. Mr. Heck was taken to the Ross County jail charged with one count of Robbery (F-2).
A train has derailed on Douglas Ave. at the tracks. The train contained corn and no hazardous materials. Please make alternate routes of travel. The cleanup could take hours.
The Chillicothe Fire Department along with the Red Cross and Ross County Sheriff are offering FREE smoke detectors. By calling one of these organizations, you will get the smoke detector installed and receive fire safety and prevention training in your home. For more information you can call the sheriff’s office at 740-773-1186, the fire department at 740-773-2212 or the Red Cross at 740-772-2014, ext. 1523.
It is important for homes to have
working smoke, heat and Carbon Monoxide detectors. Make sure children, the elderly and handicap residents know how to exit the home in case of an emergency. Have a fire escape plan in place.
Chillicothe FD web page
National Fire Protection Association
Red Cross Fire Prevention and Safety
And for the Kids
Sparky the Fire Dog
While the officers were looking forward to full beards and not shaving for a month, the goatees will do!
Interested in participating? Click here for the link. No-shave November
One album that shows some of our history. There are many pictures on this page. Some are categorized, some not. Many date back to the 1900s and show former officers, Chillicothe over they years and miscellaneous crash and crime scenes.