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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/19/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

40 year old Nathan L. Howell of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday and has additional charges filed including aggravated discharge of a firearm and attempted murder.

 

52 year old Russell K. Stare of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for domestic battery.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 6 EMS calls between 9:00 Thursday morning and 9:00 Friday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/18/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

40-year-old Nathan L. Howell of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for a 2015 warrant charge of illegal possession of a weapon by a felon.

 

26-year-old Robert M. Spruill of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for unlawful use of weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

 

31-year-old Dayne T. Lowe of Springfield was arrested on Wednesday for possession controlled substance.

 

38-year-old Joseph T. Klein “Covarrubias” of Pana was arrested Wednesday for domestic battery.

 

47-year-old Christopher J. Tucker of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for manufacturing/delivering cannabis.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

28-year-old Kipp Sheppard of Springfield was arrested on Tuesday for assault.

 

26-year-old Robert. M. Spruill was arrested on Wednesday for unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance. 

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 7 EMS calls between 9:00 Wednesday morning and 9:00 Thursday morning.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/16/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

24 year old Jeri M. Woodson of Bulpitt was arrested on Tuesday for criminal damage to property under $300.

 

33 year old Ralph J. Smith of Taylorville was arrested Monday for DUI.

 

50 year old Dwight D. Rozplochowski of Taylorville was arrested Monday for violating reporting provisions.

 

41 year old Ronald E. Nigh of Toledo, Ohio was arrested Monday for aggravated domestic battery. 

 

48 year old Mike Welge Jr. of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for failure to appear or answer questions.

 

18 year old Willie Jr. Jones II of Taylorville was arrested Monday for aggravated battery to a police officer. 

 

18 year old Trae A. Fisher of Kincaid was arrested on Monday for retail theft.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

18 year old Travis J. Sanders of Assumption was arrested Monday for cannabis. 

 

30 year old Keith J. Wheeler of Taylorville was arrested Friday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

18 year old Willie Jr. Jones II of Taylorville was arrested Monday for aggravated battery to a police officer.

 

A juvenile was also arrested Monday for aggravated battery to a police officer as well in the same incident.

 

The Taylorville police department responded to an accident at Grant Court in Taylorville on Saturday afternoon.  49 year old David H. Madus of Taylorville backed his vehicle up and hit a vehicle owned by Horve Construction the vehicle had been driven there by Todd Herbord who was performing construction services on a neighbor's house.  No injuries were reported.  Both drivers exchanged information.  

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 2 EMS calls between 9 AM on Monday and 9AM on Tuesday.

 

Regional radio news incorrectly put that Travis Sanders was arrested for methamphetamine.  This is not the case. The sheriff's report said he was arrested for cannabis. Regional Radio News apologizes for the misinformation. 
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/15/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle crash on Tuesday morning.  51 year old Erik M. Rover of Roby was headed northbound on County Highway 2 when a deer entered the roadway near 1185 East near Mount Auburn.  The deer went on top of the hood of the vehicle and caused damage to the fender, headlight, and the top driver's side of the front windshield.  No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle crash on Wednesday morning.  33 year old Seth G. Reber of Taylorville was traveling southbound on 900 East Road.  Reber swerved to miss a deer and overcorrected coming to rest in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle crash on Friday afternoon.  48 year old James C. Williams of Taylorville was headed north on Illinois Route 29 near the intersection of 400 N. Road.  Williams stated that he attempted to pass a tractor that was also traveling north bound.  Williams said something in the front end of his vehicle became loose and he lost control driving off the roadway. Williams hit an embankment in front of 422 Illinois Route 29 and traveled into the yard.  Williams was taken to the hospital with a back injury by POV.

 

25 year old Tracy D. Williams of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for driving on suspended revoked license.

 

30 year old Spencer P. White of Edinburg was arrested Sunday for driving on suspended revoked license.

 

23 year old Hannah R. Harden of Jeiseyville was arrested Friday for theft.

 

30 year old Keith J. Weller of Taylorville was arrested Friday on a warrant.

 

40 year old Brooke P. Key-Peifer of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday on a warrant.

 

18 year old Travis Sanders of Taylorville was arrested Monday for two counts of possession of cannabis.

 

38 year old Jeremy E. Reiss of Pana was arrested for theft of under $300.

 

26 year old Kimberley A. Carrell of Pana was arrested Monday for a warrant.


The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 8 EMS calls and one fire call between 9 AM on Friday and 9 AM on Monday.
 

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Shelby County Arrests-June & July

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

20-year-old Logan M. Beck of Tower Hill was arrested on the evening of June 27th for driving while license suspended, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and an active arrest warrant out of Saint Clair County.  

 

27-year-old Wesley A. Sloan of Moweaqua was arrested on the evening of June 30th for domestic battery.

 

60-year-old Stanley E. Ray of Shelbyville was arrested on the afternoon of July 1st for domestic battery. 

 

49-year-old Anthony E. Fox of Troy was arrested July 2nd for vehicle theft.

 

35-year-old Nicholas S. Wensmen of Tower Hill was arrested the evening of July 2nd for battery.

 

20-year-old Tasha F. Johnson of Tower Hill was arrested on July 4th for criminal damage to property of less than $500.  

 

40-year-old Matthew D. Hayes of Stewardson was arrested on July 5th for possession of hypodermic syringes and needles and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

 

34-year-old Randy R.L. Reese of Colorado was arrested on July 4th for aggravated battery after an incident on South Myers and South Austin Streets in Herrick.

 

42-year-old Aaron F. Hall of Ramsey was arrested July 6th for driving on a revoked license after a traffic stop on Route 51 just north of 700N.  

 

35-year-old Jacob O. Banning of Pana was arrested the afternoon of July 8th for disorderly conduct after deputies were dispatched to 504 East Freemont Street.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/12/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

34-year-old Charles T. Durbin of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for violating a protection order.

 

47-year-old Shawna C. Matthews was arrested on Thursday for retail theft.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

41-year-old Clayton W. Sylvester of Taylorville was arrested for driving while license suspended.

 

The Taylorville police department responded to an accident on Tuesday evening at 9:42 at the intersection of Lincoln Trail and Leland Lane. 31-year-old Amber R. Scott of Taylorville was headed east on Lincoln Trail and stated that she was distracted by her phone and exited the roadway.  Scott’s vehicle collided with a guard rail before crashing into a tree. Scott said she had no injuries and had been traveling at a low rate of speed.  The vehicle’s airbags didn’t deploy and no signs of impairment were observed.  The vehicle was towed. Scott was given a citation for failure to provide proof of insurance.  

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Wednesday morning at 7:59. 69-year-old Karen S. Willar of Taylorville was waiting in traffic to turn left into the parking lot at 1220 Springfield Road. Willar stated she began her turn and there was enough time to make the turn before the next car approached.  Willar says that she saw a motorcycle after she was already turning.  Willar hit the motorcycle driven by 35-year-old MIchael A. Kratz of Kincaid. Kratz was ejected from the motorcycle and went over the hood of Willar’s vehicle.  Kratz was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital by Dunn’s Ambulance.  Willar received a citation for failure to yield turning left. 
  
The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There was one EMS call between 9:00 Thursday morning and 9:00 Friday morning

 

The Pana Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

The Pana Police announced July 7th an investigation into Shane A. Mosley.  Mosley is accused of taking cash from Georgia Ward in May.  The case is still under investigation.

 

The Pana Police investigated a civil dispute on June 22nd on the 1000 block of Birch Street.  A report was forwarded to the Christian County States Attorney’s Office for further review.

 

The Pana Police responded to a vehicle accident on June 28th at 650E 1100 North near Pana Lake. A vehicle was traveling south on 650E when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  No injuries were reported and the driver of the vehicle is unknown.  The case is under investigation.

 

The Pana Police Department was dispatched to a possible domestic battery on the morning of June 29th.  A suspect was taken into custody.    29-year-old Tyler W. Miller was arrested for domestic battery after the investigation.  He was processed and transported to CCCC in lieu of bond.

 

36-year-old Julie E. Woods of Pana was arrested on July 4th after she turned herself in on a active Christian County Arrest Warrant.  Woods was taken into custody without incident and transported to Christian County Jail.

 

The Pana Police Department was dispatched to the 1000 block of Birch Street on July 5th  due to a male subject acting suspicious and running around in public with no clothes on.  Pana Officers located the subject inside the home of 1005 Birch continuing to act in an erratic way. Pana Officers requested Ambulance and EMS to assist.  The subject was transported to Pana Hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.  No criminal charges were made.

 

The Pana Police Department stopped a vehicle on July 5th at 11:15 PM near North State Street and West Washington Street. The driver 40-year-old Jennifer L. Jones license was suspended and she was issued a citation. The passenger, 36-year-old Sarah R. Alan was issued a citation for illegally transporting alcohol.  Jones was released with a notice to appear.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to a call on the evening of July 4th.  A woman was banging on a vehicle window yelling obscenities at the residence of 400 N. Elm Street.  A investigation is ongoing.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to a call for theft on June 27th.  Glenda S. Garrett reported that her 9-Shot .22 Calibur pistol with black gun case was stolen from her residence at some point between June 19 and June 23rd.  The case is under investigation.

 

The Pana Police Department conducted a traffic stop on July 10th at Jackson and Fairgrounds Road.  William E. Lawrence was arrested for driving while license suspended.  The vehicle was searched after a smell of narcotics from the K-9.  Additional charges of possession of methamphetamine may be filed.  The case is still under investigation.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to a traffic stop on two bicycles on the early morning of July 7th at South Walnut Street and West 3rd Street.  The stop was conducted for operating a bike with no front headlamps.  During the investigation, it was revealed that 24-year-old Cody L. Smith was wanted on an Effingham County warrant.  He was taken into custody and later transported to Christian County Jail.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/11/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

23-year-old Nicholas D. Flannell of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for battery.

 

34-year-old Jake A. Billbe of Rochester was arrested on Thursday for DUI from alcohol.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

31-year-old Chance M. Smith of Pana was arrested on Wednesday for driving while license suspended.

 

58-year-old Nancy A. Orme of Taylorville was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 2 EMS calls between 9:00 Wednesday morning and 9:00 Thursday morning.
 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 7/9/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

63-year-old Donald F. Melton of Roby was arrested Monday for domestic battery.

 

59-year-old Debbie F. Melton of Roby was arrested Monday for domestic battery.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a crash Monday morning 36-year-old Charles D. Currie of Coffeen was northbound on Illinois Route 51 and 960 North.  He failed to reduce speed and struck the vehicle driven by 66-year-old Donald M. Barrish of Pana.  Currie received a citation.  Barrish was taken to Pana Community Hospital.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a crash on Monday morning.  A minor from Taylorville was headed southbound on Illinois Route 29 and just north of 1800 North struck a deer.  No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a crash on the morning of June 28th.  21-year-old Kenneth M. Alcala of Edinburg was traveling northbound on County Highway #5 proceeding towards Township Road 1800 N.  Alcala was pulling a black 2010 load trail trailer.  A grain truck driven by 44-year old Robert L. Hill of Virden stated he stopped at the stop sign marked intersection and looked both ways before proceeding.  He claimed he didn’t see any other vehicles approaching.  Alcala stated he saw Hill stopped at the stop sign.  Alcala applied the brakes leaving 250 feet of skid marks before striking the trailer of Hill.  Alcala’s vehicle was totaled.  Hill received damage to his trailer.  Alcala was airlifted by Saints Flight to St. John’s Hospital for treatment of injuries.  Hill refused treatment.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Jamie D. Sizemore of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for theft and driving while license suspended.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/8/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

37-year-old Elizabeth A. Coatney of Nokomis was arrested Sunday for two counts of possession of methamphetamine and obstructing justice. 

 

18-year-old Willie HJ Jones of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for resisting a peace officer.

 

29-year-old Matthew L. Mcintyre of Langleyville was arrested Sunday for fleeing police, driving on suspended/revoked license and obstructing justice.

 

18-year-old Trae A. Fisher of Kincaid was arrested Sunday for resisting a peace officer.

 

23-year-old Cody L. Smith of Pana was arrested Sunday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

34-year-old Justin M. Cammarano of Decatur was arrested Sunday for driving on a suspended revoked license.

 

27-year-old Shalee M. Bayne of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

41-year-old Aron C. Strunk of Morrisonville was arrested on Friday for threatening a public official.

 

38-year-old Annie M. Crawford of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for DUI/Alcohol.

 

18-year-old Christopher D. Webster of Riverton was arrested Sunday for criminal damage to property.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a call on the morning of June 29th. 18-year-old Coltin A. Ashley of Pana was traveling northbound on Township Road 2500E about a ½ mile north of Township Road 100 N when a deer entered the road.  Ashley swerved to avoid hitting the deer and exited the roadway to the left, then striking the west ditch. No injuries were reported.


The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

34-year-old Cameron G. Dickey was arrested Saturday for driving while license suspended.

 

29-year-old Matthew L. Mcintyre of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for aggravated fleeing and eluding, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, driving while license revoked, and obstructing justice.

 

37-year-old Elizabeth A. Coatney of Nokomis was arrested Sunday for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, obstructing justice, and a valid Christian County Warrant.

 

20-year-old Lavaughn Miller of Springfield was arrested Saturday for driving revoked and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.
 
The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 EMS calls and one fire call between 9:00 on Friday morning and 9:00 on Monday morning.
 

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Correction to Area Arrests 7/5/19

Regional Radio News Incorrectly reported that Katharine L. Waggoner of Stonington was arrested Thursday afternoon for DUI.  This is not true and incorrect.  She was arrested for driving while license suspended.  Regional Radio News apologizes for the mistake.
 

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Area Arrests and Accidents 7/5/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

35-year-old Kimberlee S. Morrison of Pana was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from a 2017 charge.

 

45-year-old William E. Lawrence of Pana was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence.

 

36-year-old Julie E. Woods of Pana was arrested Thursday for a warrant on a 2018 charge.
 
The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

(CORRECTED)32-year-old Katharine L. Waggoner of Stonington was arrested Thursday afternoon for driving while license suspended.

 

Regional Radio News Incorrectly reported that Katharine L. Waggoner of Stonington was arrested Thursday afternoon for DUI.  This is not true and incorrect.  She was arrested for driving while license suspended.  Regional Radio News apologizes for the mistake.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/3/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

33 year old Justin G. E. Edwards of Decatur was arrested Tuesday for driving on suspended/revoked license.

 

48 year old Madeline F. Lowis of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine and driving with a

suspended license.

 

50 year old Danny J. Lowis of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

50 year old Danny J. Lowis of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

48 year old Madeline F. Lowis of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for driving while license suspended and possession of methamphetamine.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 2 EMS calls and two fire calls between 9:00 Tuesday morning and 9:00 Wednesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 7/1/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

18 year old Skylar B. Neal of Pana was arrested on Saturday for consumption of alcohol by a minor.

 

26 year old Byron C. Kay of Pana was arrested on Saturday for a methamphetamine charge from last Tuesday.

 

29 year old Tyler W. Miller of Pana was arrested on Saturday for domestic battery.

 

51 year old Dawn Miller of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for driving on suspended revoked license. 

 

27 year old Carly Ager of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for violation-order of protection.

 

35 year old Charles C. Foraker of Taylorville was arrested Saturday for criminal damage to property.

 

51 year old Jeffrey J. Klein of Pana was arrested on Monday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

27 year old Ronald D. Lewis of Decatur was arrested on Monday for driving on suspended/revoked license.

 

25 year old Tilur M. Miller of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance, aggravated battery of a police officer, and obstructing an officer.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident on Thursday afternoon.  A vehicle driven by 87 year old Lloyd S. Washburn of Morrisonville failed to yield at the intersection of South Spresser and Illinois Route 48 in Taylorville. Washburn hit the vehicle driven by 28 year old Sara A. Hopley of Litchfield.  Hopley’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Washburn received a citation.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident Friday morning.  A vehicle driven by 23 year old Clarean V. Wright Khyrsta of Nokomis was southbound on South Spresser in Taylorville.  The vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of Illinois Route 48.  After traveling south through the intersection Wright Khyrsta’s SUV crossed over the northbound lane and began to slide sideways.  It hit the east ditch and became airborne. The SUV flipped several times.  Wright Khyrsta claimed she swerved to miss a deer.  She also stated the crash happened around midnight and that she had been lying outside the vehicle for the past six hours.  Wright Khyrsta was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Her vehicle was towed. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident Friday evening.  A vehicle driven by 22 year old Justin M. Bolles was headed on Illinois Route 48 in Taylorville and while near 965 East hit a deer.  No injuries were reported.

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident Saturday morning.  A vehicle driven by 18 year old Skylar B. Neal of Pana was headed southbound on Illinois Route 51.  At 151 North the driver swerved to miss a deer.  Neal’s vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch.  Neal’s vehicle traveled 90 feet through the ditch than overturned coming to rest upside down.  The occupants left the scene and later returned to the Pana Police Department.  Neal was arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol.  No report of injury.
     
The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

A 15 year old juvenile male was arrested on Sunday for criminal damage to property, resisting a peace officer and aggravated assault.

 

26 year old Amanda M. Vanostran of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for driving while license suspended.

 

51 year old Dawn Miller of Springfield was arrested on Friday for a Sangamon County Warrant.

 

27 year old Carly R. Ager of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for violation of a court order.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 12 EMS calls and two fire calls between 10:00 Thursday morning and 9:00 Monday morning.
 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 6/28/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

38 year old Joshua M. Emmerling of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for contempt of court from June 10, 2019.

 

32 year old Christopher W. Barnes of Owaneco was arrested Thursday for reckless driving.

 

38 year old Samuel A. Walton of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for domestic battery.

 

23 year old Derrick W. Wallace of Nokomis was arrested Thursday for driving on suspended/revoked license.

 

24 year old Jamie D. Sizemore of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

38 year old Samuel A. Walton of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for domestic battery.

 

38 year old Joshua M. Emmerling of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for a warrant.
 

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Shelby County Arrests-June

The Shelby County Sheriff’s office reports the following to Regional Radio News:

 

29 year old Martin E. Laughlin of Tower Hill was issued a citation the morning of June 11th, for improper operation of an ATV or off highway motorcycle on the roadway with no valid registration and operating an uninsured vehicle after a traffic stop at the intersection of 1000N and 800E in Tower Hill.

 

41 year old Charles A. Jackson of Charleston was arrested the afternoon of June 22nd for driving while license revoked and no rear registration plate light after a traffic stop at Illinois Route 32 and South 3rd Street in Strasburg.

 

39 year old Melissa K. McDowell of Cowden was arrested the evening of June 22nd for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop on County Highway 22 just east of County Road 1125E.

 

30 year old Jodi Vanuytven of Pana was issued a notice to appear after a complaint was filed on the morning of June 23rd for child visitation interference.

 

47 year old Donald L. Sims of Windsor was arrested Monday evening for aggravated battery after an incident at his residence in Windsor.  

 

21 year old Haley M. Dixon of Rosamond was arrested Tuesday morning for obstruction.  

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/27/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News;

 

38 year old Andrea D. Rickman of Springfield was arrested Wednesday for contempt of court and a warrant from a charge from 2016.

 

38 year old Angela M. Kohl of Mount Auburn was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of an accident and a warrant from a charge from 2016.

 

27 year old Roy H. Timmes of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for aggravated domestic battery.

 

22 year old Dalton R. Gatons was arrested Wednesday for violating an order of protection.


The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

27 year old Roy H. Timmes of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for aggravated domestic battery.

 

The Taylorville police department responded to an accident on Wednesday evening at the 300 block of East Heights Avenue in Taylorville.  A Taylorville minor was eastbound in the 300 block of E. Heights Avenue. The minor said he lost control of his vehicle due to due to a hand injury sustained prior to the crash.  The minor drove into the other lane and struck two parked vehicles owned by Alan Jackson of Taylorville.  The minor sustained major damage to his vehicle which resulted in the airbags deploying.  Both parked vehicles were heavily damaged as well. There were no injuries reported.  Jackson requested no citation be issued to the minor provided that the minor’s insurance company appropriately compensates all damages to his vehicles.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 calls between 9:45 Wednesday morning and 10:00 Thursday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/25/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

18 year old Tanner G. Jacobs of Pana was arrested Monday for a warrant.

 

Benjamin D. Buus of Atwater was arrested Monday for driving on suspended/revoked license.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 11 EMS calls between 10:00 Friday morning and 9:30 Tuesday morning.

 

The Pana Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

32 year old Emily D. Roach of Pana was arrested June 17 on a Christian County Warrant for failure to appear.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to an accident at the automatic car wash on June 16. 38 year old Kami L. Kingery was too close to a moving part of the equipment.  Kami’s chevy silverado collided with a rotating spray arm causing damage to both.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to a complaint of a burglary at Cindy’s Gaming and Pub on June 16th.  The case is still under investigation.

 

The Pana Police Department responded to a traffic accident on the afternoon of June 13th.  Kevin J. Beyers of Pana was headed westbound on 3rd approaching Poplar.  Larry W. Moore of Herrick was headed northbound on Poplar crossing third.  Beyers went through the stop light and struck Moore’s vehicle.  Beyers received a citation.
 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 6/24/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

34 year old James R. Coghlan of Taylorville was arrested Friday for a warrant.

 

38 year old Leanna M. Grissom of Pana was arrested Friday for two charges of bad checks.

 

29 year old Michael L. Perry of Pana was arrested Saturday for possession of a controlled substance.

 

27 year old Amanda D. Johanningmeir of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for driving with a suspended license.

 

31 year old Jeremy L. Gunderson of Hillsboro was arrested Sunday for DUI.

 

47 year old Deborah S. Pfeffer of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for domestic battery and resisting a police officer.

 

33 year old Breanne L. Larson of Taylorville was arrested Monday for DUI.

 

51 year old Robert L. Meek of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant.

 

40 year old Jeremy Peters of Hillsboro was arrested Sunday for burglary.


The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a call on Saturday evening. 21 year old Samuel A. Butcher of Mechanicsburg was headed north on 625 East Road.  Butcher hit water and hydroplaned off the roadway tipping over on the drivers side.  The car was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a call on Saturday afternoon.  24 year old Macy E. Jackson of Bloomington was headed eastbound County Highway #6 .  While coming around a curve on to County Highway #9, Jackson hydroplaned and lost control of her vehicle leaving the roadway on the left side overturning onto the vehicles side.  Minor injuries were reported and Jackson was taken by Assumption Ambulance.  The vehicle was towed.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a call on Saturday evening.  21 year old Zachary M. Bugg of Assumption was headed northbound on US Route 51 near Prairieton Township and struck a deer near the intersection of Township Road 1750 North.  No injuries were reported. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a call on Saturday morning. 63 year old Denis L. Watson of Kincaid was backing onto 1085 E Road from the east bound lane due to impassable water on the roadway.  Watson struck the vehicle driven by 48 year old Gary G. Drysdale of Langleyville.  Drysdale was turning north onto 1085 E Road and collided with Watson’s vehicle.  Watson was backing up because of the water.  Both drivers stated it was hard to see due to weather.  No injuries were reported.  Watson received a citation.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

25 year old Jacob G. Fahl of Morrisonville was arrested Sunday for DUI.

 

45 year old Joy L. Frank of Mount Olive was arrested Sunday for no valid driver's license.

 

40 year old Jeremy D. Peters of Granite City was arrested Sunday for a warrant.

 

31 year old Danielle M. Gatton of Morrisonville was arrested Friday for driving while license suspended.

 

56 year old John S. Rodden of Taylorville was arrested Saturday for retail theft.

 

29 year old RIcci S. Johnson the II of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for city ordinance violation of public intoxication.

 

34 year old James R. Coghlan was arrested Friday for a warrant.  While the police were letting him close up the shed he was living in, he fled east in the alley on foot.  Coghlan was found later on in a basement on N. Shumway Street. Coghlan was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, resisting a  peace officer, and the Christian County Warrant.

 

51 year old Robert L. Meek of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for domestic battery.

 

47 year old Debbie S. Pfeffer of Taylorville was arrested Sunday for domestic battery.

 

Taylorville Police Department responded to an accident on Friday morning.  34 year old Brandon N. Fox of Taylorville was backing out of a parking lot traveling southbound on 108 West Vine Street.  Fox backed into a Christian County Sheriff’s vehicle.  Both vehicles were damaged.  

 

Taylorville Police Department responded to an accident on Saturday afternoon.  82 year old Julia A. Johnston of Taylorville was driving south on Webster street near Bryant Street and attempted to merge into the left lane.  Johnston didn’t notice that 58 year old Betty E. Sexton of Taylorville was there.  Johnston struck Sexton’s vehicle.  Both vehicles had to be towed.  Johnston received a citation.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/21/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News;

 

43 year old Lester G. Ward of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for possession of a stolen firearm.

 

43 year old Catherine M. Eck of Taylorville was arrested Thursday on a warrant.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

43 year old Catherine M. Eck was arrested Thursday on a Christian County warrant.

 

33 year old David A. Foraker of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for driving with no valid drivers license. 

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 4 EMS calls between 5:08 Thursday morning and 10:00 Friday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/20/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News;

 

18 year old Kenneth W. Dorr of Owaneco was arrested Thursday for a warrant.

 

35 year old Jacob O. Banning of Pana was arrested Thursday for a warrant.

 

35 year old Brian K. Durbin of Pana was arrested Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance.

 

34 year old Paul A. Southworth of Pana was arrested Wednesday for domestic battery. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

22 year old Tristine J. Hampton of Taylor Springs was arrested on Tuesday for theft.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to an accident on Park Street and Long Street on the morning of Wednesday, June 12th.  A car driven by 22 year old Olivia A. Dyer-Norton of Taylorville was stopped for traffic near the intersection.  A car driven by 47 year old Rebecca A. Russell of Pana was stopped behind Dyer-Norton.  The car driven by 27 year old Nicole L. Erwin Gaynor of Taylorville struck the back of Russell’s vehicle which hit Dyer-Norton’s car. Russell and Dyer-Norton went to the hospital for injuries.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Monday afternoon at 1617 W. Spresser in Taylorville. 31 year old Brittany K. Ramey of Taylorville was being taught to drive by her passenger.  The passenger informed Ramey to slow down, but Ramey hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and hit the overhead door.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Sunday evening on Main Cross and Park Street.  A car driven by 50 year old Christian D. Collodi was waiting on traffic at the intersection to turn right.  A car driven by a minor from Taylorville struck the back of Collodi’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  A citation was given to the minor for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 6 EMS calls between 9:55 Wednesday morning and 5:08 Thursday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/19/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News;

 

38 year old Matthew M. Yattoni of Morrisonville was arrested Tuesday for failure to appear. 

 

51 year old James R. Lunsford was arrested Tuesday for theft.

 

32 year old Levi J. Ginger of Pana was arrested Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

38 year old Phillip L. Edwards of Ramsey was arrested Tuesday for a warrant.

 

23 year old Jesse J. Keller of Pana was arrested Tuesday for carrying/possession of a firearm in public.

 

48 year old Randall C. Smith of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

23 year old Dylan M. McConnell of Edinburg was arrested Tuesday for driving while suspended.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday morning.  63 year old Janelle C. Beadle of Decatur was headed south on Illinois Route 48 at 850 East and struck a deer.  The vehicle had to be towed, and no injuries were reported. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday morning.  A car driven by 78 year old Wanda E. Houk of Mount Auburn was headed south on Township Road 1230 E and had stopped at the intersection with Township Road 2450 N. A car driven by 52 year old Daren L. Rudolph of Edinburg was headed westbound on Township Road 2450 N and was stopped at the intersection.  Houk states she looked both ways waiting for two vehicles in order to turn east to pass through the intersection.  After the vehicles passed, she proceeded to turn left on to township Road 2450 and struck Rudolph’s vehicle.  Both vehicles were damaged but no injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

37 year old Julius M. Baughman of Hillsboro was arrested Tuesday for battery.

 

33 year old Kyle G. Sheley of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for retail theft and a Macon County warrant.

 

48 year old Randall C. Smith of Taylorville was arrested Tuesday for a valid Montgomery County Warrant.

 

51 year old James R. Lunsford was arrested Tuesday for a Christian County Warrant.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There was 1 EMS call between 5:15 Tuesday morning and 9:55 Wednesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/18/19

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

19 year old Trevor A. Durbin and 18 year old Michael L. Scott of Taylorville was arrested Monday on a city ordinance violation for fighting in public.

 

24 year old Catlin N. Walter of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for driving on a suspended license.

 

27 year old Jacob C. Noren of Taylorville was arrested Monday for a valid Christian County warrant.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 EMS calls between 5:08 Monday morning and 5:15 Tuesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 6/17/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News;

 

39 year old Lloyd M. Rochkes of Taylorville was arrested Saturday.

 

38 year old Vernoica A. Sroczynski of Pana was arrested Sunday for a warrant from 2014.

 

22 year old Robert J. Deere of was arrested Saturday for DUI.

 

20 year old Ezekiel C. Weitekamp of Mechanicsburg was arrested Friday for Driving on suspended license. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident on Friday afternoon on Illinois Route 48 near 970E.  A car driven by 33 year old Margaret K. Burke of Chesterfield struck a deer.  She was taken to Taylorville Memorial hospital for minor injuries.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident on Sunday morning at 1775 N on Illinois Route 48.   A car driven by 23 year old Austin W. Dowdy of Stonington stated that he was driving too fast and struck the back of the car driven by 20 year old Colten A. Day of Blue Mound.  Both vehicles lost control.  Day’s car ended up on the railroad embankment and Dowdy’s car ended up in a field.  No injuries were reported.  Both vehicles were towed.  Dowdy received a citation.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident on Saturday morning.  A car driven by 22 year old Robert J. Deere of Pana was headed north on 2600 East Road at about 282 North, lost control driving through a grass yard and into the parking lot of the Pana Bait business.  Deere’s vehicle struck a concrete structure that formed a loading dock causing major damage to the loading dock and Deere’s vehicle.  Medical attention was refused.  Deere received multiple citations.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

38 year old Veronica A. Scroczynski was arrested Sunday evening for a valid Christian County warrant.

 

38 year old Billy J. Brown was arrested Sunday evening for driving while license suspended.

 

18 year old Trae A. Fisher and a juvenile male were arrested Saturday evening for retail theft.

 
25 year old Tracy D. Williams of Groveland was arrested Wednesday on a Christian County warrant.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon.  A minor from Pana was driving westbound on Springfield Road near Cheney Street in Taylorville and did not stop in time striking the back of the vehicle driven by 72 year old Delbert M. McCann of Rochester.  No injuries were reported.  The minor received a citation.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a accident on Thursday morning at East Park and Walnut in Taylorville.  58 year old Marty E. Cowgill of Taylorville drove through the red light.  33 year old Nathanial R. Stockton of Taylorville was turning left onto E. Park from Walnut and had the green light.  Cowgill’s vehicle struck Stockton’s causing damage to both vehicles.  Cowgill was given a citation for disobeying a traffic control device. 


The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 13 EMS calls between 9:53 Friday morning and 5:08 Monday morning.

 

The Pana Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

53 year old Theodore J. Gannon of Pana was arrested on May 23rd for theft .

 

Pana Police Officers responded to a traffic stop on the early morning of June 11th with 20 year old Kyla A. Brown of Shelbyville and 33 year old Robbie L. Gatons of Tower Hill were on bicycles without proper lighting.  During the investigation Brown was revealed as being wanted for a warrant out of Shelby County. While doing a search, officers found a pipe with possible methamphetamine.  In the search on Gatons, Officers found a pipe and suspected methamphetamine.  Both subjects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and transported to Christian County Jail.

 

On May 11th, Pana Police Officers were notified of an incident of sexual assault at a house in Pana.  No further information is available.  

 

On the night of June 3rd, Pana Police Officers were dispatched to 317 Kennedy Street for a domestic in progress.  During the investigation, it was revealed that 32 year old Keffery L. Cothern shot her boyfriend with a BB gun causing minor injury.  Medical treatment was refused and Cothern was transported to Christian County Jail.

 

18 year old Lucas R. Cohan of Nokomis was arrested on the early morning of June 5th.  After a traffic stop, Cohan’s vehicle was searched due to the smell of cannabis, and the drivers actions.  During the search, police found methamphetamine on Cohan.  He was placed under arrested and transported to Christian County Jail.

 

19 year old John P. Holthaus of Pana was arrested the morning of June 8th for drug paraphernalia.

 

44 and 20 year old Chad And Quentin Mckittrick of Pana were arrested on the morning of June 9th for Christian County warrants.  Both were transported to the Christian County Jail.
 

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Correction To Area Arrests 6/13/19

Regional Radio News would like to make a correction in which it previously stated that 27 year old Nicole L. Erwin-Gaynor was arrested for suspended license. This is not the case. She was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Regional Radio News apologizes for the mistake.
 

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Shelby County Arrests May 31-June 9th

The Shelby County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News:

 

31 year old Crystal N. Smith of Salem was arrested the afternoon of May 31st for disorderly conduct and unlawful use of an intoxicating substance.  She was transported to the Detention Center for processing and later posted bond.

 

29 year old Nykki D. McFarland of Pana was arrested the evening of June 4th for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at Route 16 West of Seneca Street.  She was transported to the detention center and later posted bond.

 

35 year old Brett D. Chapman of Cowden was arrested the evening of June 6th for aggravated domestic battery/great bodily harm after deputies were dispatched to a residence for a domestic in progress.  He was transported to the Detention Center awaiting a court appearance. 

 

28 year old Garrett W. Jewell of Neoga was issued citations on the afternoon of June 7th.  Jewell was cited for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to wear a seat belt and illegal transportation of alcohol after a traffic accident at 235N 3200 East Road.  When the Sheriff’s Office responded the white Chevrolet 2500 pickup was laying on its side west of the roadway after striking a tree and rolling to the bottom of the hill.  Garrett was flown from the scene due to his injuries.

 

32 year old Michelle A. Byford of Greenup was arrested on the evening of June 7th for battery after an altercation at a residence.  She was transported to the Detention Center for processing and alter posted bond.

 

21 year old Hayle M. Smith of Effingham was arrested the morning of June 9th for possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction after a traffic stop at Route 16 and 1100E.  38 year old Eric L. Miller of Watson was also arrested for obstruction.  They were both transported to the Detention Center for processing and later posted bond.

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