Local News

A Taylorville woman keeps finding herself driving down the railroad tracks. Wednesday night just after 9:00, police were called to the area south of ADM on reports of a vehicle on the train tracks. The driver, 78-year-old Helen L. Wattelet of Taylorville was arrested on DIU charges. She was taken to the Taylorville Police Department, where she was released on a notice to appear. But that’s not the end of the story. The next day, around 3:20pm, cops were notified that Wattelet was on the railroad tracks again. She had apparently driven between the crossing arms at the intersection of McAdam Drive and Esther streets, proceeding about a hundred feet down the track before the tires came off the rims. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

Last Tuesday, Taylorville police were summoned to the 500 block of S. Shawnee Street on reports of a man trying to break into an apartment. Police arrested 27-year-old Charles P. Wolfe of Bulpitt on charges of criminal trespass. He was released on a notice to appear.

Jason A. Loucks, 35, of Pickeyville was arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Justin L. Barnes, 33, of Pana was arested on a bond forfeiture warrant for violating an order of protection. 

Ethan W. Alberts, 25, of Taylorville was arrested on an original warrant for theft. 



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