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Fire Department Calls 8/31/16

On Wednesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/30 - 4 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/31/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

31 year old Lonnie R. Wilkerson of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for Burglary and retail theft.

 

24 year old Gary R. Hayes Jr. of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for burglary and retail theft.

 

24 year old Timothy S. Price of Edinburg was arrested on Tuesday for driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance.

 

63 year old Keith E. Budds of Pana was arrested on an original arrest warrant for criminal sexual abuse. Bond was set at $50,000.



 

On Tuesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

29 year old David K. Mathews of Morrisonville was arrested on Tuesday on a valid Montgomery County Warrant.

 

27 year old Mason Millburg of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for driving with an expired license.

 

21 year old Matthew Z. Cunningham of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct.


23 year old Miranda R. Lane of Pana was arrested on Tuesday for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, and disorderly conduct.

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/30/16

On Tuesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

38 year old Johnny L. Cantrell of Pana was arrested on Tuesday for domestic battery and resisting an officer.



 

On Tuesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.


40 year old Michael E. Trent of Decatur was arrested on Tuesday for driving with a suspended license.

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Fire Department Calls 8/30/16

On Tuesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/29 - 3 EMS, 1 Fire

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Fire Department Calls 8/29/16

On Monday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,

 

8/26 - 1 Hazmat Spill, 1 EMS, 1 PA, 1 MVA

8/27 - 1 Fire, 1 EMS

8/28 - 3 EMS

 

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/29/16

On Monday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.


31 year old James R. Coghlan of Tovey was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for aggravated fleeing or eluding an officer. Bond was set at $100,000.


46 year old Mark C. Cunningham of Gillespie was arrested on Sunday on a bond forfeiture warrant for retail theft.


28 year old Jesse W. Mollet of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $3000.


22 year old Samantha G Andring of Pawnee was arrested on Saturday for DUI.


62 year old Gerald L Olive of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $250.




On Monday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.


34 year old Nathan L Cooper of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass to vehicles.


28 year old Jesse W. Mollet of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $3000.


49 year old Jeffrey A. Carls of Taylorville was arrested for driving under the influence.


31 year old Rachel S. Duncan of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver, and improper lane usage.


18 year old Craig Dorsey of Taylorville, 18 year old Alyssa Dick of Tower Hill, and a 16 year old male juvenile were arrested on Saturday for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor.


60 year old Kenneth L. Sedlock of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for DUI and improper lane usage.


40 year old Aaron C. Davis of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for criminal trespass to property

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Fire Department Calls 8/26/16

On Thursday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/25 - 1 PA, 7 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/26/16

On Friday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

49 year old 48 year old Jerry F. Van Houtin of Salem was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $10,000.

 

31 year old Jeffery W. Foster of Decatur was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $200.

 

19 year old Carl J. Fisher of Springfield was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $10,000.



 

ACCIDENTS:

 

On August 24th 54 year old Timothy W. Keeling of Mowequa was traveling south on Snodgrass Street. Keeling was hauling items in the back and turned around to check the load. Keeling went off the roadway slightly and struck a utility pole. Keeling’s vehicle, a 2004 Ford F-350 had to be towed from the scene, and no injuries were reported.

 

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Fire Department Calls 8/25/16

On Thursday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/24 - 5 EMS, 1 AA, 1 MVA, 1 PA

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/25/16

On Thursday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

57 year old David L. Lowis of Palmer was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $250.

 

48 year old Brenda L. Lowis of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $250.

 

25 year old Alannah J. Wilderman of Decatur was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $2500.



 

On Thursday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

34 year old Rich E. Gatons of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $350.



 

ACCIDENTS:


On August 24th, 36 year old Lara B. Tippitt of Owaneco was traveling west on Park Street in Taylorville. 16 year old Audra J. Boehme of Taylorville was exiting a private parking lot trying to turn west onto Park Street. Boehme did not see Tippitt and struck the side of Tippitt’s vehicle, causing damage. Both vehicles were able to drive away from the scene.

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/24/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

30 year old Rachel N. Crain of Jacksonville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for theft. Bond was set at $3,000.

 

35 year old Tyler P. Lecocq of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on an original arrest warrant for burglary. Bond was set at $50,000.



 

On Wednesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

34 year old Jessica Dooley of Taylorville was arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to give information.

 

25 year old Shane Turner of Taylorville was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.


23 year old Jordan A. Young of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for violating an order of protection and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Fire Department Calls 8/24/16

On Wednesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/23 - 1 EMS, 1 PA, 1 AA

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Fire Department Calls 8/23/16

On Tuesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/22 - 4 EMS, 1 Fire

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Fire Department Calls 8/22/16

On Monday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,

 

8/19 - 2 EMS

8/20 - 8 EMS, 1 AA, 1 General Call

8/21 - 2 EMS, 1 PA

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/22/16

On Monday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

26 year old Alex M. Collingwood of Palmer was arrested on Saturday for domestic battery.

 

21 year old Michael W. Beaty of Pana was arrested on Saturday for aggravated assault, aggravated battery of a police officer, and resisting a peace officer.

 

46 year old Jason H. Sipes of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for driving while under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $1000.

 

30 year old Shane M. Leady of Decatur was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $5000.

 

30 year old Jason T. Ward of Lebanon, IN was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant.

 

18 year old Brenden T. Barger of Pana was arrested on Friday for aggrivated battery, as well was for mob action.

 

21 year old Deven A. Barger of Decatur was arrested on Friday for mob action, and resisting a peace officer.


 

 

On Monday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

19 year old Lydia E. Wilson of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for retail theft.

 

33 year old Joshua A. Ford of Decatur was arrested on Friday for driving with a revoked license.

 

29 year old Jeffery A. Burdzilauskas of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for driving with a suspended license.

 

50 year old Duane E. Garren of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for domestic battery.

 

25 year old Kaylee R. Horner of Nokomis was arrested on Friday for driving with a suspended license.

 

35 year old Robert D. Burke of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2000.

 

37 year old Tiffany M. Burke of Stonington was arrested on Friday for driving with a suspended license and operation of a motor vehicle with no insurance.


 

 

ACCIDENTS:

 

On August 17th, 32 year old Alicia F. Kenter of Stonington was traveling west on 2000 North Road at 1603 East. Kenter went off the south side of the road and into the ditch. Kenter traveled down the ditch before coming to a rest in the south ditch. Kenter was taken to TMH to be treated for injuries.

 

50 year old Carl M. Walter II of Owaneco was traveling east on 900 North Road. At approximately 1530 east, a deer entered the roadway from the south. Walter struck the deer in the roadway, and then left the roadway to the south and came to rest in standing water. No injuries were reported.

 

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Fire Department Calls 8/19/16

On Friday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


8/18 - 4 EMS, 1 AA

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Area Arrests Accidents 8/18/16

On Thursday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

32 year old Sara M. Shehadeh of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2000.



 

On Thursday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

30 year old Alejandro F. Cristobal of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for domestic battery.


27 year old Mason Millburg of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for not having a valid driver's license and possession of cannabis.

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Fire Department Calls 8/18/16

On Thursday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News,


 

8/17 - 3 EMS, 2 PA, 1 AA, 1 MVA

 

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Fire Department Calls 8/17/16

Fire Department Calls


8/16 - 2 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/17/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

28 year old Bradley S. Stimac of Edinburg was arrested on Tuesday for knowingly damaging property.



 

ACCIDENTS:

 

66 year old Dale D. Rowden Sr. of Edinburg was traveling northbound on Cedar St in Edinburg. Rowden stated that he yielded at the yield sign but did not see 24 year old Dustin J. Ehrhardt of Edinburg in his vehicle. Ehrhardt was westbound on Lincoln St. Ehrhardt said that he saw Rowden slowing down at the yield sign for the intersection. Ehrhardt continued westbound but Rowden did not stop and pulled out in front of Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt tried to avoid striking Rowden’s vehicle by moving to the north, but he was unable to do so. No injuries were reported.


22 year old Alyssa D. Waddington of Pana was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 on August 14th. Approximately 530 feet southwest of 1130 IL Route 48, Waddington left the roadway off the right shoulder. Waddington traveled over 300 feet along the north side of the ditch before sliding sideways. Once sideways and facing south, Waddington continued sliding before coming into contact with the south side of the ditch. Once hitting the ditch Waddington’s vehicle began to overturn. The vehicle traveled about 36 feet through the air until landing on the driver's side. The vehicle then became airborne again and made contact with the ground about 9 feet later. Waddington’s vehicle continued to roll on the ground until back on it’s tires where it came to rest. Waddington stated that she didn’t know exactly what had happened, and that she believed she may have fallen asleep. A witness to the accident said that Waddington was driving the speed limit in front of him when she veered off the roadway. Waddington was taken to TMH for observation.

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Fire Department Calls 8/16/16

Fire Department Calls


8/15 - 1 Fire, 5 EMS, 2 PA, 1 General Call

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/16/16

On Tuesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

30 year old Jennifer L. Brown of Pana was arrested on Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving with a suspended license. Bond was set at $3000.


 

On Tuesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

29 year old Justin Bright of Pana was arrested on Monday for criminal damage.

 

20 year old Nicholas Flannell of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor and zero tolerance.


 

ACCIDENTS:


On August 12th at approximately 7:31 PM, 23 year old Gale A. Mulvaney of Harvel was traveling west on Market Street when he failed to stop and struck 16 year old Kamila M. Allen of Taylorville’s vehicle. Allen was traveling south on Cheney St. when Mulvaney failed to stop at the stop sign and struck her vehicle. Mulvaney’s vehicle received major front end damage and Allen’s vehicle received major driver side damage. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene due to the damage, and Allen was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for injuries.

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Fire Department Calls 8/15/16

On Monday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.

 

8/12 - 3 EMS, 1 PA

8/13 - 5 EMS

8/14 - 1 EMS, 1 PA, 1 MVA

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/15/16

On Monday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

53 year old Dennis W. Lamb of Yukon, Oklahoma was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant.



 

On Monday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

Two male juveniles of Taylorville were arrested on Sunday for Illegal possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor.

 

38 year old Bruce L. Berner of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for domestic battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

30 year old Lauren N. Breedlove of Hannibal, Missouri was arrested on Saturday for motor vehicle theft, as well as on a valid MIssouri DOC warrant.

 

36 year old Jeramiah Johnson of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for retail theft.

 

23 year old Gale Mulvaney of Harvel was arrested on Friday for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

 

34 year old Joshua L. Lynch of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on an original arrest warrant for theft. Bond was set at $10,000.



 

ACCIDENTS:

 

On August 12th 2016 Sgt. McWard with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a single vehicle accident at 1300 North Road at approximately 2450 East. EMS Personnel already on scene advised that the driver, 17 year old Aaron R. Pavolkla of Taylorville was already in the ambulance and being transferred to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Sgt. McWard observed skid marks going from east to west which left the south side of 1300 North and entered the cornfield on the side of the road. U1’s vehicle was overturned after rolling an unknown number of times a short distance from the road.

 

On 8/12/16 65 year old Glenn A Bass of Taylorville was traveling southbound on Cheney Street near the intersection of Springfield Road and Cheney Street. 43 year old William T. Tilton of Taylorville was attempting to travel east across Cheney street. Tilton struck Bass on the passenger's side of their vehicle. Both vehicles were able to leave the scene.


On 8/11/16 officers were sent to the 600 block of east park street in reference to a two vehicle accident. 16 year old Ryan M. Knight of Taylorville driver stated he was going west on E. Park and could not stop in time and struck 48 year old Debra Smothers-Champley of Taylorville’s vehicle in the rear end. Smothers-Champley stated that she was going west on E. Park street and was slowing in traffic and was struck by Knight in the rear end. Knight driver was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No injuries were reported.

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Shelby County Arrests

On Friday the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

On July 29th 20 year old Dakota Tipton of Mattoon and 20 year old Blake Bolen of Mattoon were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine and attempted delivery of a lookalike controlled substance.

 

On July 28th 19 year old James W. Diggs of Herrick was arrested for driving with a suspended license, criminal damage to property, and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

On August 7th 38 year old Jared L. Bridges of Rural Shelbyville was arrested for domestic battery.

 

On August 4th 37 year old Kristy L. Goodwin of Decatur was arrested for speeding, as well as driving with as suspended license.

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Fire Department Calls 8/12/16

Fire Department Calls

 

8/11 - 2 EMS, 1 MVA, 1 AA

 

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/12/16

On Friday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

30 year old Bruce A. Mansfield of Morrisonville was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $2500.


 

 

On Friday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

33 year old Jacob Nishke of Vandalia was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court, as well as on a valid Fayette County Warrant.

 

54 year old Christopher E. Beard of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for driving with a suspended license.


18 year old Tyler Martin of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for a valid Christian County warrant.

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Fire Department Calls 8/11/2016

On Thursday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.

 

8/10 - 1 PS

8/10 - 4 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/11/2016

On Thursday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

32 year old Kody Page of Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.


30 year old Cody Pugsley of Taylorville was arrested for Aggravated Battery.

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/10/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

23 year old Zachery Hopley of Pana was arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving with a suspended/revoked license. Bond was set at $3,000.


 

On Wednesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

32 year old Kody Page of Taylorville was arrested for disorderly conduct.



 

ACCIDENTS

 

16 year old Micah Weiss of Sherman was leaving a parking spot at CVS and failed to see a concrete post in front of the store. The front driver side bumper struck the concrete post and caused heavy front end damage. Weiss’ vehicle was towed from the scene. Both driver and passenger refused medical treatment.

 

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Fire Department Calls 8/10/16

On Wednesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.

 

8/9 2 IB’s

8/9 1 EMS

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Fire Department Calls 08/09/2016

On Tuesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.


8/8 2 EMS

8/8 1 report of smoke

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Area Arrests/Accidents 08/09/2016

On Tuesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

30 year old, Casey Denton of Pana, IL was arrested on an original arrest warrant for Aggravated Domestic Battery on Monday, August 8th, 2016. Bond was set at $200,000.

 

53 year old, Don Hubbartt of Findley, IL was arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant for Aggravated DUI on August 8th, 2016. Bond was set at $2,500..

 

59 year old, James Fulcher of Kincaid, IL was arrested for Battery on August 8th, 2016. Bond was set at $1,500.

 

35 year old, Patrie Cambell of Taylorville, IL was arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended/revoked license on August 8th, 2016. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

 

On Tuesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News

 

26 year old, Johnathon R. Gensler of Taylorville was arrested on August 8th, 2016 for a valid Christian County warrant.

 

18 year old, Kathyrnn M. Ellis of Taylorville was arrested on August 8th, 2016 for retail theft.

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/8/16

On Monday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

35 year old Dwain E. Sarver of Pana was arrested on Sunday for domestic battery.



 

On Friday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

61 year old Robert L. Scott of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for battery.


 

ACCIDENTS

 

21 year old Devin Stockdale of Tovey was traveling northbound on 2400 E rd. Davis was traveling eastbound on 900 N rd. 71 year old Larry Davis failed to slow down at the intersection. Davis slowed down before approaching the intersection. Stockdale struck Davis on the front passenger side of the vehicle. Stockdale lost control after hitting Davis and came to a rest in the south ditch approximately 75 feet, east of intersection 900 N 2400E. After being struck in the passenger side, Davis lost control of the vehicle and came to a rest in the south ditch on 900 N approximately 100 feet east of 900 N 2400 E rd. There were no injuries reported.

 

23 year old Matthew Green of Mt. Auburn was traveling northbound on 1600 East Rd. approaching the T intersection for 3150 North Rd. Green stated that a deer ran into the roadway and when he pushed the brake, his vehicle slid sideways, facing east, through the intersection and struck the ditch on the north side of 3150 North Rd. No injuries reported.

 

21 year old John Wright of Pana was traveling westbound on 600 N. Rd on August 7th. Approximately 5/10 of a mile west of 2500 East Rd. Wright stated that he lost control of the vehicle due to the loose gravel and holes in the roadway. Wright’s vehicle began to slide sideways, and Wright overcorrected and struck the ditch on the North side of the roadway. Wright’s vehicle then overturned and struck the ditch again. Wright’s vehicle continued to roll, stopping back on the vehicle’s tires. Both Wright and a passenger of Wright’s vehicle were transported to Pana Community Hospital by a personal vehicle.  

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Fire Department Calls 8/8/16

On Monday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.

 

8/5 - 5 EMS, 1 Smoke Scare

8/6 - 1 EMS

8/7 - 4 EMS, 1 PA

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/5/16

On Friday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

48 year old William H. Baker of Pana was arrested on Thursday for threatening a public official.



 

On Friday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

21 year old Andrew M. McDonald of Pana was arrested on Friday for possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

33 year old Michael D. Kline of Taylorville was arrested for driving with a suspended license.


23 year old Clint M. Bernardo of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for criminal damage to property.

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Fire Department Calls 8/5/16

On Friday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.


8/4 - 6 EMS, 1 AA

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Fire Department Calls 8/4/16

On Thursday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.


8/3 - 1 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/4/16

On Thursday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

20 year old Chadwick P.A. Spencer of Kincaid was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2500.


28 year old Dayne T. Lowe of Springfield was arrested on Wednesday for driving with a suspended license.

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Fire Department Calls 8/3/16

On Wednesday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.


8/2 - 1 EMS

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/3/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

69 year old Bruce E. Robbins of Altamont was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $5000.




 

On Wednesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

44 year old Jerry L. Burton of Langleyville was arrested on Tuesday for hit and run, driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to reduce speed.

 

34 year old Justin R. Sherman of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for criminal damage to property as well as battery.

 

38 year old Matthew Neece of Taylorville  was arrested on Tuesday for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass to land.

 

19 year old Samantha L. McCaughn of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant, as well as for retail theft. Bond was set at $7500.

 

24 year old Kody E. Campbell of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for retail theft.

 

23 year old David A. Younker of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for violation of a no contact order.


21 year old Brandon R. McCaughn of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for DUI. Bond was set at $2500.

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/2/16

On Tuesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

31 year old Joshua E. Bain of Pana was arrested on Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant for threatening a public official. Bond was set at $10,000.

 

25 year old Brylan A. Speer of Pana was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated fleeing or eluding an officer as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

50 year old Debra S. Jones of Beecher City was arrested Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for an issuance of warrant. Bond was set at $2500.




 

On Tuesday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

25 year old Brian J. Durbin of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for domestic battery, as well as interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

 

58 year old Vickey L. Austin of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for battery.



 

Accidents:

 

33 year old Jess M. Curtin of Taylorville was traveling west on County Highway 6. As Curtin made the curve, Curtin’s vehicle ran off the roadway to the left and struck a sign at the edge of the roadway.

 

55 year old Leeanne Kinsella of Taylorville was westbound on TWP Road 2300 north. Kinsella stated that she swerved right to miss an oncoming vehicle. Kinsella drove off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and came back south across the roadway. The front end of Kinsella’s vehicle struck the left ditch embankment causing damage and for the airbag to deploy. Kinsella left the scene but was later located, arrested, and issued citations.

 

53 year old Deana A. Lair of Morrisonville was northbound on IL RT 48 approximately a half a mile south of 500 East Road when Lair was run off the roadway by another vehicle. Lair stated that a “burnt orange” SUV, possibly a Ford Edge, was south bound and pulled out into the northbound lane in an attempt to pass a white car. Lair was forced to take evasive action and go off the right hand ditch to avoid being hit by the other vehicle. Lair was not positive on the type of vehicle that almost hit them.


20 year old Dane P. Minder of Springfield stated a black car stopped in front of him to let another vehicle out of the parking lot on the south side of Springfield rd. 73 year old Barbara A. McElroy of Pawnee stated she stopped behind Minder when 32 year old Brandon E. Hudson of Jacksonville struck her from behind. McElroy said she was then pushed into the back of Minder. Hudson’s vehicle received major front end damage. McElroy’s vehicle received front and rear damage. Minder’s vehicle received rear end damage.

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Fire Department Calls 8/2/16

On Tuesday the Taylorville Fire Department Reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.


8/1 - 2 EMS, 1 PA, 1 AA, 1 Gas Leak

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Shelby County Arrests

On Monday the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

 

56 year old Deanna M. Pettyjohn of Westervelt was arrested on July 15th for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

54 year old Jeffery W. Logsdon of Farina was arrested on July 8th for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

53 year old Ricky J. Kraus of Findlay was arrested on July 16th for domestic battery.

 

21 year old Paul E. Allen Jr. of Pana was arrested on July 16th for driving with a suspended license.

 

43 year old Beth A. Schmitz of Springfield was arrested on July 23rd for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

19 year old Elmer W. Cox IV of Stewardson was arrested on July 23rd for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

29 year old Howard C. Buoy of Herrick was arrested on July 24th for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, and fleeing and attempting to elude police.

 

Dillon D. Walters of Decatur was arrested on July 24th for excessive speeding.

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Fire Department Calls 8/1/16

On Friday the Taylorville Fire Department reported the following calls to Regional Radio News.

 

7/29 - 1 EMS, 1 AA

7/30 - 3 EMS

7/31 - 3 EMS, 2 PA

 

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Area Arrests/Accidents 8/1/16

On Monday the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

54 year old Gary D. Tarrant of Pana was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for contempt of court. Bond was set at $3000.

 

34 year old Rebecca G. Cox of Pana was arrested on Friday for domestic battery.

 

30 year old Frank K. Sedlock of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for disorderly conduct.

 

32 year old Robert L. Cunningham was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine as well as driving with a suspended license.

 

25 year old Gregory M. Stone of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2500.

 

45 year old Steven E. Tucker of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $2500.

 

34 year old Samantha L. McPeek of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday on a bond forfeiture warrant for retail theft. Bond was set at $5000.



 

On Friday the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

 

25 year old Kevin M. Purcell of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for driving with a suspended license.

 

19 year old Destiny E. Doud of Edinburg was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

26 year old Chase M. Windell of Edinburg was arrested on Friday for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

 

51 year old Jessie Lacy of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for domestic battery.






 

ACCIDENTS:


 

On July 31st, 17 year old Jessica R. Stewart of Assumption was eastbound on County Highway 4. At approximately 2650 east, Stewart’s vehicle left the roadway entering the south ditch. The vehicle then struck a culvert and overturned. Stewart’s vehicle came to rest on it’s wheels in the middle of the roadway facing south. Stewart was taken to St. Mary's Hospital via Moweaqua Ambulance to be treated for injuries.

 

20 year old Cody J. Morthole of Taylorville traveled off the roadway on the west side of 1600 east road in his vehicle. Morthole’s vehicle overturned and came to rest on it’s top. After crashing Morthole abandoned the vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

 

68 year old Kathy D. McLaughlin of Owaneco was traveling westbound on 900 north road with a passenger in the vehicle. McLaughlin stated that she thought she hit loose gravel and lost control of the vehicle. Marks at the scene indicated that McLaughlin’s vehicle left the roadway on the south side and traveled through the ditch for approx. 140 feet. The vehicle then went into the bean field and traveled approximately 96 feet until it struck a high spot in the field. McLaughlin’s vehicle then spun around 180 degrees and impacted the bottom of the ditch. After striking the ditch, McLaughlin’s vehicle became airborne and overturned before impacting the roadway with the roof, and then rolled back upright onto all 4 wheels. The passenger was taken by ambulance to TMH due to injuries.

 

On 7/27/16 a vehicle was parked at the Casey's general store gas pumps in Morrisonville. The driver of that vehicle, 27 year old Jessica R. Brown of Kincaid, stated that she was outside her vehicle near the pump, and noticed a male subject come out of the store and get into his vehicle. Brown stated that that male subject began to back up and struck her vehicle. She said the driver got out of his vehicle, looked at the damage and said “It’s not that bad”, and drove off. Brown described the other vehicle as a black buick 4 door passenger car that did not have a front Illinois registration plate. The driver of that vehicle was described as a white male in his mid to late 50s. No other identification could be determined of the driver of the vehicle.

 

27 year old Jefferey S. Westenhaver of Tovey stated he was waiting to exit the parking lot in the 900 block of W. Spresser. Westenhaver said a truck stopped and let him exit the parking lot, and that when he exited the parking lot, 61 year old Laurel M. Jacobs of Pana was in the middle of the roadway in her vehicle going around the traffic. Jacobs stated that she was going around the traffic that was waiting at the stop light at Cheney and Spresser. Jacobs stated that she was not in the marked turn lane when she passed the cars. Officers spoke with a witness that stated he stopped to let Westenahver exit the parking lot when Jacobs came up the center lane passing cars. The witness said Jacobs was not in the marked turn lane when Jacobs and Westenhaver struck each other. Jacobs was cited for improper lane usage.

 

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