New bikes for bike patrol

Bike patrol is often considered a great community policing tool. Cops on bikes, giving kids stickers, shaking hands and real face to face time with the community . It is a more personal approach, and strips away the barrier of an intimidating police cruiser. It is Eco-friendly.oldbike
But, it is also a great crime fighting tool. Stealth, speed, and accessibility to places a cruiser would never think of getting into. A bike can lurk in the shadows, silent. Policemag article

The patrol division has recently been tasked with revamping the bike patrol unit. Mainly to combat the burglaries and drug activity, but also to handle citizen complaints of vandalism, drugs and other criminal activity in the park and flood wall areas.

Bike patrol requires at least 2 officers minimum, for safety. With low manpower, riding with this minimum is difficult. Utilizing a strong auxiliary officer program, a regular police officer is sometime teamed up with an auxiliary officer to meet that requirement.
The first step was the nearly 20 year old bikes. Heavy, uncomfortable, outdated and virtually held together by tape. Brakes? we dont need no brakes. Ofc. Micah Shanks took the initiative and reached out to several local churches. These churches saw the opportunity to give to the community, and they committed to purchase and donate police bikes.
Ofc. Shanks thnew bikeen contacted Rivers Bend Bike Shop 94 W. Water St. 4 KHS Police Mountain Bikes were ordered. Top of the line, down to the police decals and saddlebags.
To these organizations and local business, we are grateful and appreciate their commitment to the community.

We are currently working on replacing the old, hodge podge mix of bike uniforms. One standard uniform will make the unit look more professional, and with the right gear, more comfortable in hot and cold weather.
The last step is to send more officers to a bike patrol school. These schools teach bike officers how to avoid crashes, clear obstacles dismounting quickly and patrol procedures.
We hope to continue this program, through inclement weather,and into the next year. Building and improving the unit along the way.

Links to Local media stories:
WKKJ story
Chillicothe Gazette article

Links to donating Donating Churches
Open Door Church

First Wesleyan Church

Church of Deliverance

Church Triumphant

ID needed in XBOX theft from Sears

Please help in identifying the female in the yellow shirt. She entered Sears on 8-24-13 and stole an Xbox. Unable to get a good still shot from the video, I had to make a movie.
Anyone with information can contact Ofc. Murray at 740-773-1191. Refer to report #13-15352.

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.

Search warrant served/more guns property recovered

On 8-25-13, patrol division officers received another credible tip that a person had stolen property from a recent burglary. Ofcs. set up covert surveillance in the east end neighborhood, and located Forrest Bowling(charged with felony receiving stolen property) with a double barrel shot gun.
Utilizing information, Ofcs. were able to secure a search warrant for the house being used to store some of the stolen items. Due to the fact the residence in question, 830 Jefferson Ave., may have more stolen guns, the Special Response Team was utilized in serving the warrant. The warrant was served without incident.
Detectives and patrol officers were able to find numerous stolen items listed in recent burglary reports. All stolen items located so far have been identified. Ronald Rinehart was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property.
The burglaries are still being investigated, and there are persons of interest being sought. We hope to make arrests in the burglaries soon, as physical evidence and other information is processed.

Circle K robbery. Suspect photos attached

The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating a robbery, which occurred at the Circle K, 659 N. High Street. The robbery occurred on August 21, 2013 at approximately 6:30PM. The suspect entered the business carrying a dark blue or black, drawstring type, back pack with red trim and strings. He brandished a dark semiautomatic hand gun and took cigarettes and cash from the business. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20’s, medium height and medium build, wearing a dark blue or black hooded pullover sweatshirt bearing “Southpole” and a number below the writing. The suspect left the scene in a medium or dark colored, late model, 4-door Lincoln Town Car or Cadillac with a “half moon” spare tire in the deck lid.

Information can be given by calling the Chillicothe PD at 740-773-1191, Det. Rourke is the investigating officer.

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.

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ID sought in theft of purse from Wal Mart

On 8-20-13 the man in the attached picture stole a purse from a cart in Wal-Mart. He was chased by the victim, but he eventually got away. Contact Ofc. McGowan and refer to report #13-15001.

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.

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ID sought in misuse of a credit card

Help needed in ID the suspect in a misuse of a credit card. The car, was taken on 8-14-13, and was used at the Speedway on E. Main St. This is the best still of the feamle in red shirt that is obtainable from the video. Information can be given to Ofc. McGowan at 740-773-1191, refering to report #13-14929

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. If possible, refer to report # 13-14929.

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Search warrant nets stolen property

On 8-13-13 in the early evening hours, patrol officers received credible information of stolen items at an east end residence. Following up 0n the information, a search warrant was obtained.

Ofcs. served the search warrant and were able to locate numerous items stolen from recent burglaries in the city. These items did include firearms. Ofcs. also located heroin.

The matter is still under investigation.

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D.A.R.E fundraiser today

The Chillicothe Police D.A.R.E. program will be holding a fundraiser at Max & Erma’s restaurant dare flieron July 31st from 11a-4P and August 1st from 5p-10P. Ask to sit in the D.A.R.E. area where Ofcs. Preston and Murray will be your servers, so lets make them work! A copy of the ticket is attached as a PDF, and you must present it so the program will get 20% of the proceeds. They will have extras on hand as well.
printable DARE ticket

Chillicothe DARE page
www.dareamerica.com
www.dare-oh.org

Search Warrant Served

Officers and Detectives from the Chillicothe Police Department executed a search warrant at 157 West Water St at approximately 1:00PM this afternoon. Upon entering the residence they recovered heroin, cash, and a handgun. It was later found that the handgun had been reported stolen from Mt. Gilliad, Ohio. Arrested was Christian Brown and Jasmine Garnes. The investigation is still pending and no additional information is available at this time.

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Help needed in ID of theft suspect at Wal-Mart

Help needed in Identifying suspect in theft from Wal-Mart. Anyone that can ID the suspect can contact Ofc. Murray at 740-773-1191, referring to report 13-13409.

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.

 

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