Press release for April 13

2:10 a.m., Officer was dispatched to the area on Arcadia and Fairview to check on a reported utility pole about to fall. Municipal Utilities was notified of the situation.

7:05 a.m., Officers monitored traffic in the 1000 block of Elm Street. No violations were observed by officers.

8:15 a.m., Officers out in the 600 block of W. Business Highway 36 on a continuing investigation.

8:42 a.m., Officers out in the 100 block of Batta Street on a continuing investigation.

8:53 a.m., Officer having patrol vehicles at Emergency Services for sterilization.

3:52 p.m., Complaint of young children riding bicycles in the roadway in the 100 block of E. Jackson Street. Officers contacted children and parents and advised them to not ride their bikes in-and-out of traffic.

5:03 p.m., Officer responded to a resident in the 1100 block of Arcadia in response to a reported fraud involving identity theft from a subject’s bank account. Investigation continuing.

7:36 p.m., Officers responded to the 400 block of Dickinson Street in reference to possible animal neglect. Officers contacted pet owner and counseled them on necessary pet care. No report at this time.

7:49 p.m., Officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Elm Street where a subject had been locked out of the residence. No assault or injury inflicted. No arrests made.

8:32 p.m., Officers were called to return to the residence in the 400 block of Elm Street. Situation was taken care of by one of the parties leaving the residence. No arrests made.

8:47 p.m., Commercial business alarm in the 500 block of S. Washington Street. Officers checked building and owner notified. Unknown cause of activation.

9:03 p.m., Officer received a report of a cow in the roadway near U.S. Highway 65 and Kelsie Reeter Road. Upon Officers arrival to the area, the owner was taking care of corralling the animal.

10:28 p.m., Officers at residence in 400 block of Elm Street checking on situation due to previous calls .

On April 13, the Chillicothe Police Department received 72 calls for service.

A note from CPD: As you are probably aware, the U.S. Government will soon begin issuing stimulus payments to Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate that will lead to opportunistic scammers. The Treasury Department and IRS will NEVER call anybody asking for banking information to get your money to you. If someone calls asking these questions, it's a scam. Get the name and phone number of the scammer, if you can, so we can try to track them. If you are expecting a check in the mail, you can sign up with the post office to track the mail you are supposed to receive.