CRIME & SAFETY
Trenton man faces child molestation and enticement charges
Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man turned himself in after learning he was charged with felonies from September 24 allegedly involving a minor. Twenty-six-year-old Benjamin Romano Neethling is held without bond at the Grundy County Detention Center. Neethling is scheduled for a court appearance on December 12...
Weekly Safety Report: Teen DUI Arrest, Home Fire, Dump Truck Crash, Driving Violations, and Nuisance Incidents in Trenton, Missouri
This week in Trenton, Missouri, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a teenager facing charges for driving while intoxicated, a home being destroyed by fire, a dump truck crash resulting in minor injuries, probation sentences for driving violations, and a high number of nuisance incidents reported by the Trenton Police Department.
Driving violations in Trenton result in probation sentences
Two defendants have been placed on probation after pleading guilty to separate charges when they appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Plea agreements were involved in each case heard by Grundy County Associate Judge Carrie Lamm Clark. Cooper Mason Berry of Trenton entered his...
Livingston County Law Enforcement Detains Two Residents on Unrelated Charges
Livingston County has witnessed proactive law enforcement efforts that have recently led to the detention of two residents on unrelated charges. Anthony Roberts, a 47-year-old resident from Chillicothe, was arrested on a Tuesday. He is accused of failing to appear in court for a previous charge related to operating a vehicle with a revoked or suspended license. Roberts is currently detained at the Caldwell County Detention Center, facing a cash-only bond of $20,000.
Livingston County Sheriff releases November 2023 report on incidents, arrests and investigations
The Livingston County Sheriff has released a report detailing incidents, arrests, and investigations for November 2023. On November 14, the LCSO assisted the court with a person released on bond with specific conditions. The deputy discovered the defendant was not complying with these conditions and reported this to the court.
Stephens Sentence For Theft From Chillicothe Police and Livingston County Sheriff Departments
Former Chillicothe Police Officer, 40-year-old Jeremy Stephens of Brookfield, was sentenced on the charge of theft of at least $750 from the Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. The sentence was handed down by Judge R Brent Elliot and includes 5 years probation, 30 days shock time at Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail, and restitution of $3,153. The restitution will be paid out of the posted bond, with the remainder to be paid while on probation.
Mo. teen hospitalized after pickup strikes bridge railing
LIVINGSTON COUNTY —One person was injured in an accident just after 8:30p.m. Saturday in Livingston County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Chevy Silverado driven by a 17-year-old Brookfield girl was westbound on U.S. 36 four miles west of Chillicothe. The driver lost control of the pickup...
Kansas City Man in Grundy County Court Today on Multiple Driving Charges
A Kansas City man will appear in Grundy County Court today on six charges. Court documents say Gary Lee Riddle faces charges of driving while revoked, felony resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign/line, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, and displaying the plates of another vehicle.
Grundy County fire crews tackle early morning trailer house blaze
The Grundy County Rural and Spickard Fire Protection Districts responded to a reported trailer house fire in Tindall on Tuesday morning, November 21st. According to Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts, the fire was localized to the back porch of the trailer, situated on Northwest Fifth Avenue. Fortunately, the blaze did not extend into the interior of the structure, which was identified as abandoned.
Trenton Police Department invites community to “Lunch with Law Enforcement”
The Trenton Police Department has announced the next installment of its “Lunch with Law Enforcement” program, scheduled for November 28, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the North 65 Center, located at 2901 Hoover Drive. This program offers a unique opportunity...
34-year-old Chillicothe man faces multiple felony charges following burglary and high-speed chase
In a recent criminal development in Chillicothe, Missouri, a 34-year-old man faces multiple felony charges after a reported burglary and subsequent vehicle pursuit on November 20th. David Douglas Smith has been charged in Livingston County with a range of felonies including second-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.
Several Serious Injury Accidents Over The Weekend
Four serious injury crashes in the area counties were investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol over the weekend. Saturday at about 3:50 pm, a two-vehicle crash south of Marceline on Highway 5 left one driver and their passenger with serious injuries. A 16-year-old Brookfield girl was eastbound and pulled into the path of a trash truck. The girl and her passenger, 26-year-old Corbin Cochrell of Marceline were taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The truck driver was not injured.