Taylorville police collared a man Thursday evening around 5pm after he allegedly created a disturbance. An employee of the Route Mart Store in Taylorville summoned cops regarding an apparently drunk man cursing and refusing to leave. Officers tracked the man to the Rancherito Restaurant next door where he was reportedly flagging down cars and stomping in mud puddles. The man, Juan G. Balderas, who police say refused to go home, was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
While on patrol Thursday, Taylorville Police saw a vehicle driven by a woman they believed had a suspended license. The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Richmond and Grand Avenues. 29-year-old Sara A. Panting of Taylorville was placed under arrest on charges of driving while license suspended. Panting was taken to the Taylorville Police Department where she was processed and released on a notice to appear.