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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
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ID sought in theft From Houch’s on E. Main St. Anyone with information can contact Ofc. Hansen at 740-773-1191 and refer yo report #13-8968.
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.
At approximately 12:15PM, 5-16-13, the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and detectives executed a search warrant at 640 Glencroft Avenue. Upon entering the residence, detectives found heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a gun and a large amount of cash. Numerous subjects were inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant and 3 subjects were arrested in connection with the drugs and gun.
During the course of this investigation, detectives received information that led to the recovery of two (2) additional guns that had been reported stolen; a semi-automatic rifle located at 640 E Water St and a bolt action rifle located at 444 Church St. These firearms had recently been stolen during burglaries.
Information received also led to the arrest of Leland Brown on two felony warrants. Mr. Brown was under indictment for a series of thefts from local stores, that included stealing employees personal property.
Prior to the Search warrant, the Patrol Division had visited the house numerous times, doing “knock and talks”. These knock and talks were opportunities to gather information as to was staying in the house, and put a direct officer presence with complaints being made at the house.
Also, approx. 1 month ago, Ofcs. Acting on a crimestoppers tip, involving stolen property form the Carlisle Building, patrol officers conducted a consent search at the residence. The resident allowed officers to search the house. The resident pointed out several items a person of interest in the thefts had left in the garage. Thousands of dollars in stolen property was located, and will soon be returned to its owners pending charges and investigation.
The Chillicothe Police Department, again, would like to thank those who made calls regarding activity around this house and encourage other citizens to call regarding suspicious or drug activity in their neighborhoods. Tips can be submitted directly to the Chillicothe Police Department by email email@example.com. Tips can also be submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740) 773-TIPS or online at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com.
Antonio Woodfork Michael Hanby Amy Phillips Leland Brown
Black/Male/32 YOA White/Male/48 YOA White/Female/36 YOA Black/Male/50 YOA
640 Glencroft Ave 640 Glencroft Ave 803 Sherman Park 547 Orange St
CHARGES CHARGES CHARGES CHARGES
Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of Heroin (F-5) Possession of Heroin (F-5) warrants for:
Having Weapons Under Safecracking (F-4)
Disability (F-3) Theft (F-5)
On 5-09-13, the CPD held its first annual awards banquet. A committee of Sgts. and Officers researched the
records of current officers, some in excess of 25 years in length. The committee recommended awards from life saving events, to programs and efforts individual officers have contributed to the success of the department, to service length awards. Needless to say, the awards were given for collective years of an officers career. Officers will be authorized to wear ribbons o their uniforms.
The Chillicothe Police Department has a long history stretching from the early 1800′s to present. Efforts are being made to finish up a more complete history.
On May 2nd at approx. 2pm Chillicothe Police Detectives along with the Special Response Team served a search warrant at 356 Riverside St. after conducting an investigation into drug trafficking. Located inside the residence was Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, pills, drug paraphernalia, cash and several guns. Arrested was Reynard L. Reed who was charged with possession of heroin and possession of weapons while under disability. Detectives learned that Reed was moving into the residence at 222 Hirn St.
Detectives went to 222 Hirn St. and contacted Antonio L. Woodfork. A search of that residence found cocaine, marijuana, cash, and several weapons. Woodfork was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of weapons while under disability. Evidence in this case will be submitted to the lab at BCI and additional charges will be presented before the Ross County Grand Jury.
The Ross Sheriff and Chillicothe Police will be hosting a drug take back event. The event will be tomorrow, 4-27-13 from 10am-2Pm in the lobby of the Law Complex.
This is a great time to dispose of old prescription medications that are outdated, no longer needed or belong to someone else.
Turning the drugs in for proper destruction keeps the drugs from being stolen, sold or abused. Not to mention being bad for the environment as they risk contamination of the water supply if flushed.
For those that cannot make it to the event, there is a drug take back box in the lobby of the Law Complex, accessible 24 hours.
On April 25, 2013 at approximately 8:00AM the Chillicothe Police Department Special Response Team and Detectives executed a search warrant at 87 N Rose St. Upon entering the residence the Special Response Team detected the strong smell of chemicals and could see fumes from these chemicals inside of the house. Three (3) subjects were removed from the house. Thirty to forty (30-40) “one-pot” meth labs were discovered inside of the residence, some of these actively “cooking” at the time of entry. The Chillicothe Fire Department Hazardous Materials team was called to the scene and are still actively working to neutralize the chemicals. This is the largest meth operation “bust” in the City of Chillicothe this year and the fifth (5th) one in the last month. The three (3) subjects located inside of the residence were all arrested and charged with possession of chemicals used to manufacture drugs. Additional charges against all three (3) subjects are pending the continuing investigation.
The Chillicothe Police Department would like to thank those citizens who alerted us to this operation and ask more citizens to contact us regarding possible drug trafficking in their neighborhoods. You can email tips directly to the Chillicothe Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740) 773-TIPS or by using www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com. Tips submitted through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers can be eligible for a cash reward.