The Memorial Day weekend kept several of our people busy with calls and investigations. One call that we assisted the MSHP with was on Highway 190 where a pickup had caught fire. The owner/driver reported seeing another driver attempting to get his attention and soon realized his vehicle was on fire.
On May 27 we investigated a report of burglary and theft at a location on Liv 229. Victim reported that unknown persons had entered the garage and stolen 3 coolers along with a variety of frozen meat from the freezer. Investigation continues.
On May 27 we began an investigation of theft from a location on Liv 430 outside of Dawn. The victim reported unknown person(s) having removed wood boards off an old barn valued at $750. Investigation shows possible suspects as being a middle aged male and female driving a early 2000 model black colored Ford F-250 pickup extended cab or 4 door pickup. Investigation continues.
On May 25 we began investigating a report of alleged Tampering with a Victim in the southern part of Livingston County. The previous victim of a burglary was startled to hear the sound of a firearm or firework outside the home and later found part of a note which had been previously made about the home being invaded a few weeks prior. A pickup described as possibly being a 1990’s model Chevrolet, black in color, with front end damage was seen leaving the area. Other evidence was viewed at the scene. Investigation continues.
We received a report on May 22 of person(s) using a boat without permission, damaging the boat prop, and stealing a cooler, dip net, and fire extinguisher from a location near Bedford. Possible suspects are described as 3 teenagers, 2 male and 1 female, with a small blue colored Chevrolet car. Investigation continues.
The evening of May 25 we assisted a local resident in obtaining a 96 hour Court order for a relative. We later transported the citizen to a treatment facility on the same Court order.
On May 22 we investigated a report of peace disturbance in Chula. The information was collected from the victim and witnesses and the reported suspect was also interviewed.
On May 23 we investigated a report of burglary and property damage to a garage located on North 5th Street in Wheeling. The investigation shows that someone broke a window and gained entry to the garage. Investigation continues.
On the evening of May 23, a deputy was in Wheeling and received information from the law enforcement dispatcher of a blue colored Ford pickup which allegedly left a gas station and traveled east on U.S. 36 and there was a problem with the transaction. The deputy saw the vehicle pull into Wheeling and stopped the pickup and subsequently arrested William Oscar Taul, 58, Gladstone, for alleged Driving While Suspended and No Insurance. Mr. Taul was taken to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for processing and was interviewed by the Chillicothe Police Officer regarding the transaction in Chillicothe.
We recently arrested a person for alleged Speeding, No Valid Drivers License, and possible DWI. During the investigation it was determined the suspect was illegally in the United States and a call was made to ICE. After several hours of no response from ICE the suspect was released on Court summons.
2 of our MOST WANTED fugitives have recently been arrested.
Rudy Gingrich surrendered himself to authorities on May 24 on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony driving while revoked/suspended, driving 103 in a 55, failing to register a motor vehicle, and no auto insurance.
Gerald E. Scott Jr. was arrested by authorities in Buchanan County on May 24 on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony Passing bad check or no-account check of $500 or more.
We currently have 43 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 12 of which are female detainees.
The YouTube video placed on the LCSO website on May 23rd regarding a recent one vehicle crash involving a deputy sheriff has already received 4,789 views on YouTube. Our LCSO website has had 5,103 views from unique IP addresses for computers since May 23.
We hope you appreciate our office sharing public information with you as we believe in open and honest communication with our citizens. Our purpose of being here is to help and serve the public.
As always an arrest is a mere allegation and everyone is innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law.