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11/01/2012

Recent Investigations, Arrests, and Activities of the LCSO

(Fire call with more photos attached)


 

    

Today the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office recovered an abandoned ATV west of Chillicothe.  Area citizens were in a remote location and found this ATV abandoned with fuel and the key in the ignition.  The battery was dead and the citizens recovered this for our office and reported it to the deputy.  A VIN on the ATV is not in the computer as stolen and it shows a 2012 Iowa registration but Iowa does not place these in computer files. 

If anyone has any information on the owner or who may have been in possession of this we would appreciate hearing from you.  Otherwise the investigation will continue in attempt to seek the lawful owner. 


On October 30, we investigated a report of domestic assault in Utica.  The female victim described multiple incidents of physical and emotional abuse.  On the 30th, the female victim called for help from law enforcement and reported the information to our deputy.  The suspect had left the town prior to our arrival and is currently on probation/parole for drug violation(s).  Information has been submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charges.  Information has also been sent to the probation/parole office.


The early morning of October 30, Chief Deputy Lightner and Sheriff Cox responded to a domestic disturbance call in the North West corner of Livingston County.  The resident reported an adult son was being difficult and very upset.  Investigation revealed no criminal violation took place and the situation was resolved.


On October 30, we investigated a report of stolen prescription medication from a residence in Utica.  The victim reported being home and later discovering the medication missing from the residence.  Investigation continues.


On October 29, we investigated a report of a domestic disturbance in Dawn.  The female resident reported the known suspect showed up at her home and a verbal argument took place.  The man left and was later contacted at our request by Hamilton Police and advised to remain away from the Livingston County resident.  No criminal acts took place.


On October 29, we investigated the theft of items from a location in the 19000 block of H Highway.  Stolen items included a 5 horse power gas power washer, single shot 12 gauge shotgun, tool box with various tools, and a trailer spare tire with mounting bracket.  Investigation continues.


The Livingston County Jail will soon be short another detention officer.  One of our staff members was injured while dealing with a violent detainee several weeks ago and has since been undergoing medical care and treatment.  The employee is now required to have surgery to correct the injury and will be off for quite some time. 


On October 30, we began an investigation on Liv 237 where unknown person(s) removed an air conditioner from a building.  The unit was sitting in a shed and no other items were immediately known to be missing.  Investigation continues.


On October 31, we responded to a report of possible suicide in the north east part of Livingston County.  The LCSO forced entry to the home and found the adult unresponsive but alive.  The MSHP and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services assisted and transported the patient to HMC for treatment.


On the evening of October 31, deputies assisted the MSHP with a vehicle/train collision north east of Chillicothe.


Since yesterday, 3 of the MOST WANTED persons on www.livcoso.org have been arrested.  Lacy B. Merys-Reeves, 25, Chillicothe, was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for 2 counts of alleged forgery, while she was at a business in south Chillicothe after a business patron called our dispatcher reporting they had seen a wanted person in the building. 

Authorities in Grundy County arrested Steven L. Munson Jr. on the Livingston County warrant for alleged probation violation on felony conviction of driving while revoked/suspended.

Chillicothe PD arrested Dewayne J. Strickland, on a Livingston County warrant for alleged 2 counts criminal non-support.  After his Court appearance this afternoon the LCSO returned Mr. Strickland to the Missouri Department of Corrections on a Parole Warrant.


On October 31, a senior citizen reported to the sheriff that a person called her claiming to be with the State of Missouri and wanted to discuss death benefits.  The citizen did not disclose personal information to the caller.  The citizen described what was a typical scam attempt directed toward many senior citizens.


              

On the afternoon of October 31, deputies and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to a call of a brush fire east of Chillicothe.  The deputies reported the smoke was very thick and creating traffic problems.  I have attached a few of the photos Sgt. Michael Claypole took of the incident until the fire was brought under control.


Halloween was a rather quite night in Livingston County.


Currently we have 37 people in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 12 of which are female detainees.


The staff at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office remains very busy with jail work, criminal investigations, assisting other agencies, and other duties.

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