Livingston County Sheriff’s Report
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department handles several incidents through the middle part of August.
August 10 LCSO began an animal abuse/neglect investigation in Utica regarding livestock. Case investigation continues.
August 11 LCSO began an investigation in Wheeling where a male reportedly intentionally drove a vehicle into the victim’s garage and the vehicle then left the scene. Investigations continue.
Deputies completed a lengthy criminal investigation where a suspect allegedly embezzled/stole over $43,000. The investigation file is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
August 14 at 11:30 p.m. LCSO along with CPD K-9 Unit and MSHP Troopers conducted a fugitive investigation in the 21000 block of Third Street in Dawn. Officers were able to locate and arrest Colbi Dillion Stottlemyre, 31, Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Trespassing and Stealing.
August 16 LCSO began an investigation of theft from a property in the 100 block of S. Grant. Investigation continues.
August 22 evening LCSO a fugitive investigation in Wheeling resulted in locating a suspect was hiding, barricaded in an outbuilding in the southeast part of the community. LCSO, MSHP and Dept. of Conservation Agent and K-9 were at the scene. Officers gained entry into the building and found Tye Joseph Evans, 33, Wheeling hiding inside a tote. Evans was arrested on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged traffic offenses. A female inside the building was found in possession of brass knuckles and her vehicle had previously been at the scene of a burglary/theft in Chillicothe. Information on that has been shared with the Chillicothe Police. Multiple investigations continue and additional charge(s) are being considered.
August 19 LCSO located a stolen ATV west of Chillicothe. The ATV had been stolen from Linn County and we have shared information with the Linn County Sheriff on this case.
LCSO has assigned one or more deputies with Traffic Enforcement Overtime projects to watch for and stop dangerous drivers, excessive speeding violations, and drunk/drugged drivers on our highways. These enforcement actions are paid for through a traffic safety grant from MoDOT. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reported 35 traffic stops with citations issued during that time.