The Chillicothe Police Department released a statement Tuesday evening saying:
On August 3rd, 2021, during the early morning hours, Officers started receiving reports of individuals causing damage to numerous vehicles in the area of Calhoun Street and Locust Street. Officers discovered several tires had been slashed or punctured on numerous vehicles.
A report was received of a stolen motor vehicle in the 1200 block of Webster and a firearm was stolen out of a vehicle in the 900 block of Cherry Street. During the Officer’s initial investigation, Officers heard gunfire in the 600 block of Calhoun and later discovered a firearm was used to attempt to gain access to a business without success.
Throughout the day, Officers conducted investigations, followed up on leads, conducted several interviews, and acquired video surveillance of the aforementioned crimes.
At around 4:45 PM, Officers located the stolen vehicle in a garage of an unoccupied residence in the 900 block of Elm Street. Officers also identified 2 suspects observed in video surveillance and subsequently took a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old male into custody. This investigation continues regarding more possible suspects.
The 17-year-old was transported to a juvenile detention facility and the 18-year-old was transported to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
If you have credible information regarding any of the above activities, please contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 660-646-2121.