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On August 6, Elizabeth N. Suhrbier, 21, of Pana, called the Christian County Sheriff's Office to reports that an unknown subject(s) entered her vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord, and stole several items. Suhrbier said her vehicle was parked at her residence, located at 778 North Highway 51, in rural Pana. The incident occurred sometime between 9:00pm on August 5 and 8:00am on August 6.

On August 6, Robert Durbin, 57, of Langleyville, called the Christian County Sheriff's Office to report a theft. Durbin stated he works for Tim Hershey who has a farm located at 324 North 200 East Road in rural Morrisonville. Durbin said unknown subjects removed eight 85lb tractor weights from a John Deere 8260 farm tractor. Durbin said the incident occurred sometime between August 3 and August 6. Durbin said the weights were painted John Deere green. The tractor was located in the driveway of the farm, next to a cornfield.



On August 6, a red F150 was parked in a vertical parking space on the east side of North Chestnut street in Assumption. The truck was parked approximately 35 feet in the first parking spot just south of East Second Street. Paul E. Wheeler, 73, of Argenta, was traveling southbound on North Chestnut Street and stated he must have fallen asleep. Wheeler traveled across the northbound lane and struck the parked truck. Wheeler moved the truck backwards, approximately 20 feet, in a southbound direction. Both vehicles received front end damage. No injuries were reported.



Cory A. Skinner, 19, of 905 West Franklin Street, Taylorville was arrested August 6 for burglary, escape, and resisting/obstructing an officer (225 740/13)

Steven D. Miller, 57, of 401 South Chestnut, Pana, was arrested August 7 for domestic battery.



On August 6 at 10:15am, Dorothy M. Allen, 82, of Taylorville, advised she was headed east on Main Cross when she approached the intersection of Webster and Main Cross. Allen said she stopped and did not observe any traffic and proceeded into the intersection where she struck Michael L. Moliske, 50, of Owaneco on the passenger side door and quarter panel. Moliske said he was headed south on Webster when he approached the intersection. Moliske said after he entered the intersection, he observed Allen stop and then proceed into the intersection where Allen struck him. Witness Dan P. Ream, 64, of Taylorville said Moliske was already in the intersection headed south on Webster when Allen stopped and then proceeded into the intersection, striking Moliske in the passenger side. No injuries were reported.

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