Press release for March 31

3:01 a.m., Officers checked on 2 vehicles at the River Access south of town. The vehicles were found to be unoccupied.

7:36 a.m., Complaint of speeding vehicles in the 1100 block of Elm Street. Officer monitored location and observed no violations. Will monitor again at later time.

9:14 a.m., Officers out at convenience store checking adherence to COVID-19 restrictions. Determined to be okay.

11:10 a.m., Officers responded to the 1200 block of Third Street to report of possible narcotics paraphernalia found discarded on the property. Officers recovered the item for disposal.

12:34 p.m., Report of possible illegal burning of trash in the 1100 block of Polk Street. Officers checked the location and was determined to be a legal burn of yard waste.

2:47 p.m., Officer out at location in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street on continuing investigation involving juvenile situation from previous evening. Conversation was had with the parents of the juvenile.

4:00 p.m., Subject in the police department requesting to speak with an officer in reference to business loan dealings. Officer spoke with the subject. No report.

4:47 p.m., Officer out at business in the 300 block of S. Washington Street in reference to a continuing investigation.

4:49 p.m., Officer again monitoring the 1100 block of Elm Street for speeding violations. Officer observed no violations at this time.

5:54 p.m., Report of a drive-off without paying for fuel that had been pumped into a vehicle from a business in the 1000 block of S. Washington Street. Information of suspect vehicle was obtained and the investigation is continuing.

7:03 p.m., Officer speaking with an individual to possibly obtain information on fuel drive-off that was reported earlier.

7:46 p.m., Call from concerned individual about congregation of subjects in Danner Park. Officer checked on the situation and no problem was observed. An observed parking violation was corrected.

8:12 p.m., Officer received report of a tractor-trailer that was eastbound on U.S. Highway 36 that took evasive action to avoid a vehicle collision at the Mitchell Avenue intersection. The tractor-trailer struck a sign post and travelled into the median. The truck received minor damage to a headlight assembly and had to be towed from the median by Gabrielson Towing. No injuries received.

8:40 p.m., Call from business in the 1200 block of N. Washington Street. Subject behind business and acting strangely. The officer found the subject as they were leaving the area, but nothing suspicious was observed at the time. Contact was made at business and they were advised to call the police department if the subject returned and caused an issue.

8:42 p.m., Report of strange odor in the 1300 block of Walnut Street. Officer located residence with active burn barrel and yard waste in the 1500 block of Walnut Street. Subject is extinguishing the fire for the evening.

9:33 p.m., Officers out in the 1200 block of Green Street to attempt to locate an individual on an active Caldwell County warrant for auto theft. Officers located the subject and took them into custody. Caldwell County was contacted and a prisoner transport arranged and completed with custody transferred to them for the subject to be incarcerated in lieu of bond.

10:32 p.m., Prisoner transport to west county line for transfer to Caldwell County authorities. Exchange was completed and officer returned to Chillicothe.

On March 31, the Chillicothe Police Department received 79 calls for service on 03/31/2020.

Press release for March 30

12:16 a.m., Phone-in report of suspicious activity occurring in the 800 block of Grandview Avenue. Officers unable to locate any suspicious activity in the area.

7:35 a.m., Officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident which occurred at the U.S. Highway 65 and Business Highway 36 intersection. One of the driver's was issued a citation for failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making left turn in an accident.

10:15 a.m., Officer at the the police department speaking with subjects in reference the return of property that was held as evidence. Procedural information was given.

11:06 a.m., Officer out at business in the 1300 block of Monroe Street in reference to an ongoing harassment issue. Subject will be contacted and trespassed from property.

11:21 a.m., Officers checking report of illegal burn in the 300 block of Hillcrest Avenue. Officers contacted resident and advised them of the complaint and the violation of ordinance. Warning given. Fire was extinguished.

12:18 p.m., Report of unattended fire in the 300 block of Tenth Street. Fire Department notified and extinguished the fire.

12:51 p.m., Officer speaking with subject that has questions on tenant/landlord issue of housing. Advised it would be civil issue.

1:42 p.m., Officer speaking with subject having issues with advertisements on “Craigslist”. They were advised to contact Federal authorities.

1:55 p.m., Officers requested by another agency to contact a resident in the 400 block of Calhoun Street. Officers unable to make contact with anyone at residence.

2:27 p.m., A 51-year-old Breckenridge resident was arrested for stealing from the 1000 block of South Graves Street. The subject was issued a citation and was released pending their court date.

2:28 p.m., Officers checked a location in the 400 block of Clay Street with an open door. Officers checked premises. Determined okay.

3:15 p.m., Officers spoke with business in the 2600 block of N. Washington that had received a harassing phone call. Suspect was identified and attempt to contact will be made.

3:50 p.m., Officers out in the 300 block of Tenth Street on a reported illegal burn. Subjects were contacted and advised that fire was too close to structure. Fire was extinguished.

4:36 p.m., Report of illegal burn in the 800 block of Walnut Street. Fire too close to structure. Fire was extinguished and resident advised of ordinance.

4:43 p.m., Officers responded to 2700 block of N. Washington Street, in reference to a motor vehicle leaving the scene of a crash. Upon investigation, the suspect had attempted to park in a parking stall and side swiped another vehicle on the passenger side. The driver and suspect vehicle were identified. Later a field interview was conducted and the suspect admitted to colliding into the other vehicle. A citation was issued to the suspect.

5:06 p.m., Officer out in the 600 block of JF Kennedy Avenue and at the the police department in reference to an investigation of a child custody issue. The child was placed at another location and investigation is continuing.

6:02 p.m., Officers reported to the area of Waples and Cowgill Streets to possible narcotic paraphernalia in a yard. The items were collected to be destroyed.

6:27 p.m., Officer out at residence in the 900 block of Glenwood Drive in reference to a continuing vehicle damage investigation. Information obtained.

7:04 p.m., Subject calling to speak with officer reference subject making harassing phone calls to them. Subject advised of their options. Subject will be seeking legal representation.

7:05 p.m., Juvenile subject from previous entry at 5:06 p.m., transported to temporary housing location.

7:15 p.m., Parents notified of actions occurring reference the placement of the juvenile action from 5:06 p.m., entry.

7:25 p.m., Call of open burning in the 300 block of Tenth Street, too close to structure. Officers checked and found no fire, only smoldering debris from the previous fire. No report.

Chillicothe Police would like to remind residents now that nicer weather is arriving and people are cleaning their yards of debris, there are restrictions that have to be followed when open-burning Only natural/organic debris, smaller tree limbs and leaves. NO TRASH or manufactured or treated lumber and a safe distance from all structures, even if in a barrel, should be maintained. The fires are to have someone monitoring them with a viable means of extinguishing the fire if it should be necessary. For specific regulations and to check the possibility of “No Burn Orders” in effect, please contact the Department of Emergency Services at 660-646-2139.

On March 30, the Chillicothe Police De[artment received 65 calls for service.