Livingston County Sheriff’s Report

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department handles several incidents through the middle part of August.

Incident Reports:

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.

Citations:

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.

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