Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 02/29/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Arrests

 

 

2-21-24 Maggie Dust, age 48, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD for domestic battery

 

2-21-24 Richard Lowe, age 50 of Stonington was arrested by Pana PD for domestic battery.

 

2-24-24 Lane Dooley, age 23, of Stonington was arrested by CCSO for DUI.

 

2-26-24 Nolan Taylor, age 19, of Nokomis was arrested by CCSO for criminal damage to property.

 

2-26-24 Wyatt Dooley, age 20, of Nokomis was arrested by CCSO for criminal damage to property.

 

2-26-24 Amanda Woods, age 32, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD for DUI.

Area arrests And Accidents 2/20/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Arrests

2-13-24 Bryan Dunn, age 41, of Harvel was arrested by Pana PD  on a Christian County Warrant for driving on suspended license.

 

2-13-24 Stephen Peck, age 49, of Taylorville, was arrested by Kincaid PD on a Christian County Warrant for domestic battery.

 

2-17-24 Brandon Roberts, age 41, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a Christian County Warrant for possession of meth.

 

2-17-24 Duane Garren, age 58, of Taylorville was arrested by Stonington PD for domestic battery.

 

2-19-24 Ericka More, age 33, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD for violating an order of protection.

 

 

Crashes

2-2-24 Kristopher Sanders was traveling north on 1250 E. at 150 N.  in Greenwood township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-3-24 Dalton Pop was traveling westbound on Springfield Road and Mine Ave in Kincaid Illinois when a vehicle stopped in front of him. Pop swerved onto the shoulder to avoid a collision, left the roadway and struck the ditch embankment north of Springfield Road and Mine Ave. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

2-3-24 James Wieneke was traveling east on 350 North Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wieneke was unable to avoid the deer and struck it in the roadway. The vehicle sustained damage to its driver’s side and front. Wieneke’s vehicle was driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

2-5-24 Donald Dennison was traveling east on 500 North Road just east of 500 East Road when a deer struck the front of his car. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-11-24 Terri Weah was traveling in Taylorville in May Township when she backed out of the driveway on the north side of the roadway and backed into the front passenger side of parked and unoccupied vehicle on the south side of the Ladue Court. Both units were drivable. No injuries.

 

2-13-24 Ebin Bartimus was traveling west on 250 North Road. The road was gravel/rock. Bartimus failed to reduce speed, lost control and traveled into the ditch on the south side of 250 North Road. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-13-24 Joseph Dobyns was traveling south on County 6 around 1825 North and a deer ran into the roadway hitting the side of his vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-14-24 Hunter McKown was traveling east on 900 North Road. A deer ran into the roadway and McKown hit the deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-15-24 Bryan Shaw and Lillian Simpson were involved in a traffic crash. Shaw was traveling south on 2000 East through the intersection and was struck by Simpson traveling East on 350 North Road. Shaw did not see Simpson when he proceeded through the intersection. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and both drivers were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

2-16-24 Justin Bilyeu was traveling eastbound on County Highway #6, approximately 2/10 of a mile east of Township Road 2000 E. Bilyeu began to proceed over a small, concrete bridge, when he lost control on the snow covered roadway. Bilyeu struck the north side of the concrete bridge, approximately three-quarters length of the bridge to the east, with the front, driver's side area of the vehicle. The impact caused the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction, sending Bilyeu in an easterly direction. Bilyeu then struck the guardrail, on the north side of the bridge at the east end, with the front, passenger side area. Bilyeu slid along the guardrail, causing the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise into the north ditch, where it overturned on its driver's side, coming to rest, facing southeast. The vehicle received front end damage, driver's side damage, and damage to the driver's side rear area. Bilyeu refused medical treatment and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 02/13/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

2-6-24 John Carpenter, age 41, of Nokomis was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for driving on suspended license.

 

2-6-24 Kimberly Parkison and Levi Johnson were involved in a traffic crash in Taylorville township. At approximately 19:24 CCCSO was dispatched to 1653 IL Route 29 for an accident involving two vehicles. While in route, dispatch informed me one of the vehicles had left the accident scene. Upon arrival to the scene, I spoke with Levi Johnson. Johnson stated he was traveling southeast on IL Route 29 in the right lane when he rear ended a parked vehicle in the same lane (Kimberly Parkison’s vehicle). Johnson stated he could not tell if Parkinson had lights on or not. Johnson stated after he rear ended Parkison, Parkison immediately left and headed toward Taylorville, IL. It was later determined Parkison drove to Wal-Mart in Taylorville, IL. Parkison stated she was traveling southeast on IL Route 29 when she was suddenly struck from behind. Parkison stated she kept driving because she didn't know what to do. Parkison stated she stopped at Wal-Mart so the passenger could go inside and get help. There were no witnesses that remained on scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

2-7-24 Cassandra Talbot, age 31, of Springfield was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County FTA warrant for theft.

 

2-8-24 Andrew Woods, age 40, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a Christian County Warrant for failing to return from furlough to Department of Corrections.

 

2-10-24 Craig Reed was traveling west at 4001 Lincoln Trail in May Township when struck a deer that had entered the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

2-11-24 Audra Trump was traveling east on IL Route 48 in Bear Creek Township when she struck a deer at approximately 600 North. No injuries. No tow.

 

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

 

2/03/24

 

Joseph R. Hadley Domestic, age 45 of Taylorville was arrested for Battery.

 

2/06/24

 

Brett A. Walker, age 39, of Taylorville was arrested for Suspended Registration.

 

2/07/24

 

Georgia E. Ward, age 49, of Pana Illinois was arrested on a Warrant.

 

2/09/24

 

Joseph A. Austin, age 40, of Stonington was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography.

 

Mary Caraker, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested for Theft.

 

Virgil C. Lee, age 41, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for Methamphetamine Delivery.

 

2/10/24

 

Jerry L. Burton, age 52, of Assumption Illinois was arrested for Violation of Sex Offender Registration and Possession of Methamphetamine.

 

Calvin L. Hayes, age 28, of Chicago Illinois was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and Driving While Registration Suspended.

 

Brandon J. Emery, age 33, of Taylorville was Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, Domestic Battery, and Obstruction of Justice.

 

Taylorville police responded the following vehicle accidents;
 

On January 18th at 3:12 PM, A vehicle owned by Ted Ostermeier of Owaneco was parked in the parking lot of 500 North Cheney Street.  Katharine L. Dickey of Taylorville was passing through the lot and struck the front of the parked vehicle.  Dickey fled the scene and was eventually located and issued a citation for leaving the scene of the crash.  No injuries were reported.  

 

A minor was traveling south on Walnut Street on January 19th at 10:34 PM.  Unit 1 failed to stop at the T-intersection and hit the south curb on East Powell Street continuing approximately 50 feet before coming to a rest in the front yard of 122 East Powell.  One minor suffered a serious injury that required her to be taken from the scene by EMS. 

 

On January 20th at 12:28 PM, Faith Maxwell of Taylorville was parked in the driveway of 1240 Sandy Duncan Drive.  Maxwell began to back out of the driveway when the vehicle began to slide on the ice in the driveway.  Maxwell attempted to stop but was unable to and slid into Rhonda K. Beck of Taylorville on the passenger side door and passenger rear fender.  Maxwell also had significant damage.  Both units were driveable.  Both units declined medical attention.  

 

On Sunday, January 21st at 8:47 AM, TPD was radioed of a traffic accident on West Bidwell and North Webster.  Isabella G. Thomas of Taylorville was sitting in the southbound lane of North Webster and Daniel P. Ream Sr of Taylorville was pulled into the parking lot of Diamond Brothers.  Ream said he was turning onto North Webster Street for the intersection of North Webster and Springfield Road and took the corner sharp.  Police say ice covered the front windshield other than a small area. Ream was issued two citations for improper lane usage and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. 

 

On January 22nd at 8:45 PM, Robert C. Delahunt of Taylorville executed a backing maneuver within the parking lot of 1101 North Webster Street resulting in a rear-to-rear collision with a parked vehicle. Delahunt says that he mistakenly caused the collision while attempting to shift his foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal.  Snowy, icy conditions within the parking lot contributed to the collision.  A DUI investigation was conducted and was concluded that impairment due to alcohol consumption was NOT a factor.  No injuries were reported. 

 

On February 1st at 9:34 AM, Terry Campbell of Owatonna, Minnesota was backing into a loading dock when the rar hit the front of a parked truck.  No injuries were reported. 

 

 

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 2/6/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1-31-24 Shperlin Aleksandr, age 34, of Chicago was arrested on a warrant by CCSO for driving on suspended license.

 

2-1-24 Jeremy Cole, age 43, of Springfield was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County warrant for unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition.

 

2-2-24 Baylee Stevens, age 27, of Petersburg was arrested by Shelby County on a Christian County warrant for failure to appear.

 

2-3-24 Joseph Hadley, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for domestic battery.

 

2-4-24 Joshua Rhodes, age 38, of Moweaqua was arrested by CCSO for possession of meth.

 

Accidents:

 

1-17-24 Carl Chapman and Carl Hughes were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Chapman was traveling south on 2600 East Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the 250 North Road intersection. Chapman skid across the intersection and Hughes struck Chapman on the passenger side. Chapman’s vehicle overturned in the northwest ditch of the intersection. Hughes struck a utility pole and came to a stop. No injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

 

1-20-24 Layney Askins and Joseph Johnson were involved in a traffic crash in Assumption township. Askins was traveling north on US 51. Johnson was traveling north on US 51. Askins turned left and struck Johnson near the passenger side rear tire. Askins had significant damage to the front of the vehicle. Johnson had functional damage to his vehicle and it was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

1-28-24 Trenton Dawdy was traveling east on IL Route 16 at approximately 1925 East when he lost traction and entered the ditch on the north of IL RTE 16. Dawdy continued traveling east in the ditch before striking an embankment and becoming stuck. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

1-31-24 Heather Smith was traveling south on 2500 East Road, about 200 feet south of 1500 North. When a deer hit her vehicle on the driver’s side door. No injuries. No tow. 

 

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

 

1/31/24

 

Erycka Smith, age 28, of Kincaid Illinois was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

 

2/01/24

 

Nicholas A. Millman, age 22, of Taylorville was arrested for Sexual Assault

 

2/03/24

 

Levi T. Ghent-Simpson, age 29, of Taylorville was arrested for Public Intoxication.

 

Joseph R. Hadley, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/30/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Arrests

 

1-29-24 Cole Montgomery, age 24, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for residential burglary and criminal damage to property.

 

1-29-24 Jeremy Beard, age 50, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for possession of methamphetamine, driving on suspended/revoked license and possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle.

 

 

Crashes

 

1-22-24 Damien King was traveling on 1200 North Road in Assumption. Due to severe icy road conditions, his vehicle slid off the roadway into a field on the south side of the road. The vehicle sustained damage, the extent of which is unknown and was able to be driven to his residence. No injuries.

 

1-26-24 Deanna Stalets and Richard Waller were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Stalets was in the southbound lane of US Route 51, facing northbound, getting the mail from their mailbox. Waller was traveling northbound on US Route 51 in the appropriate lane. Stalets attempted a right turn into their driveway across both lanes of traffic, did not see Waller approaching, and was struck by Waller. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-26-24 Floyd Johns was traveling east on 350 North Rd. Tracks indicate his vehicle left the roadway before the bike trail parking lot entrance. Johns vehicle collided with a an embankment, then collided with a second embankment causing the vehicle to become airborne. Johns vehicle landed on its top. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

1-27-24 David Eson was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 at 1026 N. IL Route 48. Eson stated two deer entered the roadway. Eson attempted to avoid hitting the deer and ran off the roadway and struck a ditch embankment on the south side of the roadway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

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

 

1/26/24

 

Elizabeth A. Stare, age 18, of Taylorville was arrested for Theft.

 

Joshua Pemble, age 33, of Peotone Illinois, was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

1/28/24

 

Dylan M. McConnell, age 28, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

1/29/24

 

Robert L. Harris, age 50, of Taylorville was arrested for Theft.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/29/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1-26-24 Aaron Bice, age 48, of Springfield was arrested by Macon County on a Christian County warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

 

1-26-24 Jonathan Cohan, age 42, of Moweaqua was arrested by Pana PD on a no bond warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

 

1-26-24 Philippe Rogers, age 41, of Decatur was arrested by Kincaid PD for possession of methamphetamine.

 

1-26-24 Donnae Lake, age 50, of Decatur was arrested by Kincaid POD for possession of methamphetamine.

 

1-26-24 Floyd Johns, age 46, of Fairview Heights was arrested by CCSO for driving on revoked license.

 

1-27-24 John Dougherty, age 42, of Springfield was arrested by CCSO for Driving on suspended license.

 

1-28-24 Trenton Dawy, age 25, of Hillsboro was arrested by CCSO for DUI.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/26/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Crashes

 

1-22-24 Robert Kindermann III was traveling north on 2300 East Road at about 790 North and lost control on the iced over road surface. Kindermann went off the east side of the roadway and into a deep ditch. Kindermann then hit an embankment causing the Chevrolet Suburban to turn over on the driver side when it came to rest. The front end of the vehicle was partially in the water. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

Arrests

 

1-25-24 Nickolas Rabideau, age 36, of Springfield was arrested by CCSO for threatening a public official.

Area Arrests And accidents 01/24/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

01-23-24 Cameron Mizera, age 23, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for domestic battery.

 

1-24-24 Matthew Hoover, age 27, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a Christian County Warrant for possession of meth.

 

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

 

1/18/24

 

Jacob H. Cantrell, age 30, of Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

 

1/21/24

 

Sheyenne J. Johnson, age 25, of Stonington Illinois was arrested for DUI.

 

1/23/24

 

Jason D. Lindsey, age 48 of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/23/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1-20-24 Donald Stone, age 52, of Tovey was arrested by Kincaid PD for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

 

1-20-24 Amy Williamson, age 49, of Tovey was arrested by Kincaid PD for meth delivery.

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/18/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

1-17-24 Shelby Olson, age 25, of Pana was arrested by CCSO on a Body Attachment Warrant for failure to pay or appear as ordered by the court.

 

1-16-24 Justis Nichols was arrested by Morrisonville PD for domestic battery.

 

CRASHES

 

1-12-24 John Pendleton was traveling south on 600 East Road when a deer entered the roadway. Pendleton was unable to avoid striking the deer. Pendleton’s vehicle sustained damage to its front and passenger side but was able to be driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

1-12-24 Alexandria Castracane was traveling north on route 48 and crossed the southbound lane and traveled into the ditch. Castracane came to a stop in the ditch. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-12-24 Jordan Brummet was traveling north on Route 51 around 75 North when a deer ran into the roadway. Brummet hit the deer causing damage to the front of the vehicle. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-12-24 Linda Brown was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 at 965 East when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-12-24 Joshua Contreras was traveling north on 1400 E. at 3112 N.  in Mt Auburn when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-16-24 Ernest Cox was driving a USPS van and was pulling away from mailboxes in the 300 block of S. Pine after depositing mail in them. Unit 2 was a FedEx van that pulled in behind Cox. Occupants of unit 2 were out of the vehicle to make a delivery. Cox started to back up to the mailbox's to deposit another piece of mail, not seeing unit 2 behind it. Cox struck Unit 2, causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries. No tows.

 

1-17-24 Patrick Butler and Benjiman DeClerck were involved in a traffic crash in Taylorville township. Butler was traveling north on 900 East Road at approximately 1550 North when it swerved into the oncoming lane. Butler sideswiped DeClerck’s mirror. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-17-24 Ryan Hammer was traveling west on 1600 N. at approximately 2680 when it left the roadway and overturned. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/11/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

Arrests

 

1-10-24 Jeremy Cole age, 43, of Tower Hill was arrested and transported to CCSO on a warrant for unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition.

 

Crashes

 

1-4-24 Ericka Moore and David Combs were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Moore and Combs were in the parking lot of the Bluebell Tavern. Moore was backing out of a parking spot and Combs was waiting for Moore to back out. Moore struck Combs and drove away. Both vehicles of Moore and Combs sustained cosmetic damage. Moore was unaware she hit Combs. No injuries. No tow.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/9/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

12-29-23 Karen Wilson was traveling north on 1800 East Road (County Highway 7) at about 1632 North. Wilson lost control on the icy bridge and started skidding. Wilson hit the side rail on the west side of the road and continued to skid down an embankment into a deep ditch. Wilson came to stop at the bottom of the ditch where she appeared to hit some downed trees. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

1-6-24 Cory Neal was traveling east on IL-RT 104 in Taylorville township. Neal ran off the south side of the road. The vehicle made contact with the ditch embankment before coming to rest and suffered major damage on all sides. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Neal went to the hospital.

 

1-6-24 Ryan Huttes stated he was traveling westbound on 250 North Road just east of Lake Shore Drive in Pana, IL. Huttes stated he lost control of the vehicle on a hill due to snowy/slushy conditions. Huttes stated after he slid off the roadway he struck a ditch embankment and then a tree. No tow. No injuries.

 

1-7-24 Jennifer Heise was traveling east on IL Route 104 in South Fork Township when a deer ran into the road. Heise hit the deer with her front bumper, at about Summit Ave. No injuries. No tow.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/5/24

Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1-5-24 Adam Cherry, age 40, of Rosamond was arrested by CCSO for driving on a revoked license.

 

12-25-23 Lynn Dexheimeir was traveling east on 350 N. at approximately 2150 E. when his vehicle hydroplaned, and left the roadway. Dexheimeir was able to get the vehicle back on the roadway. There was minimal visible damage done to the vehicle, however the side curtain airbags did deploy. No tow. No injuries.

 

12-28-23 Brent Getz was traveling southbound on US Route 51, attempted to make left turn eastbound onto 400 N. Road. Getz took the turn too wide and the vehicle came to rest nose-down in the ditch at the southeast corner of this intersection. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was arrested for DUI.

 

12-31-23 Mathieu Kuhns was traveling east on 1800 North Road. Kuhns stated that there was an animal that came out of the tree line on the north side of the roadway. Kuhns attempted to avoid the animal in the roadway. Kuhns maneuvered left then over-corrected right and slid into the south side ditch hitting a utility pole and coming to a stop approximately 50-75 feet past the entry into the south side ditch. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/2/24

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

12-30-23 Brooklynne Oliver, age 28, of Cutler was arrested on a Christian County FTA warrant for possession of meth.

 

12-30-23 Darin Engelhardt, age 57, of Momence was arrested by CCSO for driving on a revoked license and operating a vehicle when registration revoked or suspended.

 

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

 

12/30/23

 

Bradley J. Fairfield, age 22, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault.

 

Milo Oldham, age 35, of  Debary Florida, was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Antoniu-Vali Detescu, age 24, of Kent Washington, was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Bratianu Detescu, age 46, of Mountlake Terra Washington, was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/28/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

12/25/23 Accident:  Shannon Stine, 21, was travelling West on 1350 North approximately 1800 East Road. And second vehicle driven by Michael Rahar travelling East on 1350 North road at approximately 1800 East. Both vehicles mirrors sideswiped one another on the center line of 1350 North Road.

 

12/24/23 Accident:   Brayden Christianson, 23, was travelling Northwest on IL Route 29 just South of 800 North Road when It struck a deer crossing the roadway.  Vehicle towed from scene.

 

 

12/27/23 Arrested:  Kendrix Roberson, 18, of Springfield was arrested by CCSO on FTA Warrant.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/26/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

Arrests

 

12-20-23 Brock Drockton, age 33, of Carlinville was arrested by SCSO on a Christian County FTA warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

 

12-21-23 Derrick Bell Williams, age 34, of Morrisonville was arrested by Edinburg PD for domestic battery and intimidation.

 

12-21-23 Kylie South, age 24, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a body attachment warrant to answer for FTA.

 

Crashes

 

12-17-23 Schuyler Wideman was traveling west on IL Route 16 at 2288 E. when it left the roadway and went into the ditch on the south side of the road. Wideman stated a deer had ran out in front of him, however he did show signs of impairment. Wideman was arrested for suspicion of under the influence of drugs. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-19-23 Jaydin Snow and Michael Conlin were involved in a traffic crash in Locust township. Conlin was traveling northeast on IL Route 29 and was slowing down to initiate a left turn (East) onto 800 North Road. Snow was traveling northeast on IL Route 29. Snow did not slowdown in time and rear-ended Conlin. No injuries. Snow’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-20-23 Jill Hannagan was traveling South on IL Route 51 at approximately 22 North when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

12/19/23


Lee J. Morris, age 60, of Nokomis Illinois, was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.

 

12/22/23

 

Megan M. Whitaker, age 38, of Taylorville, was arrested on a Warrant.

 

12/23/23

 

Cole A. Montgomery, age 24, of Mt. Auburn Illinois, was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

Hunter J. Oliver, age 31, of Taylorville, was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine. 

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following vehicle accidents:

 

On December 16th at 10:59 AM, Charles P. Knecht of Taylorville and Richard R. Pounds of Taylorville were both eastbound on Park Street towards Shawnee Street.  Knecht failed to reduce speed and collided with the rear end of Pounds.  Knecht received a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No injuries were reported. 

 

On December 17th at 5:22 PM, Brehia N. Alaria of Taylorville struck the rear of a parked vehicle while traveling north bound on Shumway Street. After striking the car, Alaria struck the fence attached to 630 West Poplar Street. No injuries were reported. 

 

 

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/18/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

12-17-23 Schuyler Wideman, age 37, of Bingham was arrested by CCSO for driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.

 

Crashes

12-11-23 Jeffery Hayden was traveling south on Rt. 29. Just before 800 North Road a deer ran into the roadway. Hayden hit the deer causing major damage to the front of the vehicle. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-12-23 Kimberly Conlee was traveling east on 500 North Road, went around a curve in the roadway and lost control. Conlee ran off the roadway and overturned landing upright in the field. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Conlee was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

12-13-23 John Bollinger was traveling west on 1400 N Rd at approximately 2425 E. Bollinger went to pass a slower moving grey van. As he was passing the van, Bollinger thought the van was going to strike his vehicle. Bollinger entered the ditch, causing damage to the front bumper. No contact was made between the vehicles. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-15-23 Christine McCombe was traveling South on IL Route 29 when a deer entered the roadway. McCombe was unable to avoid the deer. McCombe struck the deer in the roadway and sustained damage to  the vehicles front end and had to be removed by a tow truck from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

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

 

12/14/23

 

Garrett W. St. Clair, age 19, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.


12/15/23

 

Kaleb N. Chiles, age 23, of Alborn Minnesota was arrested for Theft over $500.

 

12/17/23

 

Brehia N. Alaria, age 40, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/15/23

The Christian County Sheriffs Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

12-11-23 Michelle Freligh, age 39, of Taylorville was arrested by Kincaid PD for reckless conduct, aggravated battery and battery.

 

12-12-23 Craig Johnson, age 50, of Harvel was arrested by Kincaid PD for driving with suspended license.

 

12-13-23 Shiloh Thomas, age 26, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

 

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

 

The Taylorville Police Department investigated the following police crashes:  

 

At North Cherokee and East Park Street, on December 7th at 5:20 PM. William Pulley of Taylorville struck Raymond R. Heimsness in the rear after failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash.  Pulley was transported to TMH. 

 

On November 30th at 4:48 PM at Webster and East park Street, Kyle Gordon of Stonington was facing west on West Park in the South turn lane.  Christine D. Marron of Taylorville was traveling east on Spresser Street.  Gordon failed to yield the right of way and Marron hit Gordon's vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  

 

On December 5th at 8:22 AM, on North Cheney and Nector Lane, A minor from Decatur was traveling north on Cheney Street approaching Springfield Road.  The minor slowed with traffic.  A minor from Taylorville failed to reduce speed with the slowing of traffic and struck the back of the other vehicle.  No other injuries were reported.  

 

On December 4th at 5:23 PM, Clayton D. Compton of Tower Hill stated that they were yielding to turn left from Webster onto Park Street when they noticed another vehicle traveling North on Webster had the right of way.  Compton attempted to move out of the way of the vehicle and their trailer hitch hit James L. Harbert of Pana causing a small dent.  No injuries were reported. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/5/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

12-01-23 Trenton Cook was traveling west on 1900 N. near 2550 E. Road when he struck a deer in the roadway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

12-02-23 Jacobus Awe was traveling north on 1600 East Road. Awe left the roadway south of 1800 North Road and collided with a utility pole, continued north past 1800 North Road and then collided with a ditch on the East side of 1600 East RD. The vehicle was found unoccupied in the ditch and a passerby reported the crash. The vehicle was removed from the scene by towing due to heavy front end damage. Awe stated his vehicle left the roadway because he swerved to miss an animal. No injuries.

 

12-03-23 Marissa Holmes was traveling west on 1700 north in rural Taylorville, IL. Holmes ran off the roadway on the south side of the road. The driver then over corrected and went back across the road to the north ditch. When the Holmes came out of the ditch the vehicle was in a sideways skid and again hit the ditch on the south side of the road. When the vehicle hit the ditch it then rolled one time and came to rest of its top. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Holmes was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

12-5-23 Samantha Peters was traveling south on a gravel road in Rosamond Township. Peters was traveling too fast for the road conditions when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle exited the road and entered the west road ditch. The vehicle traveled down the road for a short distance before trying to turn to the left. When the vehicle turned to the left it caught the ground and rolled over one time The vehicle came to rest on it wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

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

 

12/04/23
Paige J. Hinds, age 19, of Divernon Illinois was arrested for Speeding 35+ mph over the speed limit. 

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following crash: 

 

On November 30th at Webster and East Park Street at 4:48 PM. Kyle J. Gordon of Stonington was facing west on West Park Street in the south turn lane.  Christine D. Marron of Taylorville was traveling east on Spresser Street.  Gordon failed to yield the right of way and Marron hit Gordon’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/4/23

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

 

12/02/23

Rodderick L. Campbell, age 32, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for DUI Cannabis and Driving While License Revoked. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department investigated the following vehicle accidents:

 

A crash occurred on November 18th at 5:22 PM at West Spresser and North Webster. Juddson W. Perkins of Kincaid was traveling east on West Spresser Street, came upon the intersection at North Webster Street, and stopped as required at the traffic light.  Megan R. Goodall of Taylorville approached Perkins from the rear and failed to yield striking the bumper of their car.  Goodall was issued a citation. No injuries were reported. 

 

A crash occurred on November 22nd at 12:44 PM on Main Cross and Madison Avenue.  Sophia M. Wade of Stonington was heading north on Madison and disobeyed the yield sign at the intersection with Main Cross.  Robert E. DeClerck of Taylorville was heading west on Main Cross. Wade was struck by DeClerck as they crossed Main Cross Street.  Wade was issued a citation.  No injuries were reported.  

 

A crash occurred on November 26th at 12:47 PM on North Cheney and West Pauline.  Matthew J. Mosely of Pana was driving a vehicle owned by the USPS.  Kevin L. Brookens of Taylorville says he saw the postal van stopped and went to go around it and the van turned into him.  Mosely stated he was alongside the road and then went to make a westward turn onto West Pauline and didn’t see Brookens.  No injuries were reported.  

 

A crash occurred on November 29th at 1:18 PM at Main Cross and Shumway.  Multiple reports came out on what happened with the crash but Jody Hodson of Taylorville stopped at the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection.  Jayme E. Hardin yielded at the stop sign and proceeded with Hodson still in the intersection striking in the rear passenger side.  A separate witness said that Hardin stopped at the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection striking Hodson.  Hardin failed to stay at the location of the crash and was issued a citation.  

 

A crash occurred on November 29th, 2023 at 6:14 PM at West Main Cross and Shumway.  A two-vehicle accident took place when two vehicles were stopped at a 4-way intersection and waiting for a vehicle in front of Sarah D. McNeely of Taylorville to go through the intersection.  After the intersection was clear, Whitney McCalister of Taylorville proceeded eastbound. McCalister proceeded eastbound on Main Cross.  McNeely proceeded to turn right heading eastbound after heading northbound on Shumway Street.  McNeely was issued a citation.  No injuries were reported. 

 

A crash occurred on November 28th at 3:09 PM at Webster and Market Streets. Jeremy Alwerdt of Taylorville was traveling south on Webster Street and Daryll M. Beaman of Taylorville was traveling west on Market Street. Alwerdt dropped something and was trying to get it from the floorboard and didn’t see the four-way intersection. Beaman had already stopped at the stop sign and had entered the intersection when Alwerdt struck Beaman.  Beaman’s passenger reported minor injuries.
 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/1/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

11-29-23 Jacob Mundell was traveling west on 350 North Road when a deer entered the roadway. Mundell was unable to avoid the deer and struck it in the roadway causing damage to the vehicle's front end. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

11-29-23 Diane King was traveling eastbound on Langleyville Road in Taylorville township when a deer struck the vehicle on the driver's side. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-29-23 Jared Stuemke was traveling west on IL Route 104 in South Fork township when a deer entered the roadway. Stuemke struck the deer with the front end of the vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

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

 

11/27/23

 

Amber L. Fixsal, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.

 

11/28/23

 

Michael T. Morrissey, age 34, of Kincaid Illinois was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon.

 

Prentice R. Frost, age 18, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/27/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

11-21-23 Antonio Aikens was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 when he lost control of the vehicle, and ran off the roadway striking a tree. Aikens deflected off the tree, and came to rest against a second tree. Aikens was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

11-22-23 Jeff Daugherty and Robert Jefferson were involved in a traffic crash in Stonington township. Daugherty was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 at 2300 N. Jefferson was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 at 2300 N. Daugherty stated he had fallen asleep, and went into Jefferson’s lane and struck the trailer Jefferson was pulling, damaging a rear axle. Daugherty’s vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

11-22-23 Shaina Daniel was traveling northwest on IL Route 29 at 1847 N. when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-23-23 Lane Whitney was traveling east on 1900 North Road at approximately 2600 East  Road when he struck a deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-23-23 Larry Upton was northbound on 600 E. at 1400 N. when his vehicle was struck by a deer that ran in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-24-23 Harry Miller was traveling northbound on 1800 East Road when a deer ran across the roadway and struck a deer in the middle of the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-25-23 Christopher Nelson was traveling northeast on Illinois Route 48. Nelson stated that he fell asleep, went off the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Nelson rolled twice in the south ditch and had minor scratches on his hands. Nelson did not want medical attention. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

11/22/23

 

Derik W. Steck, age 34, of Taylorville, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Jess M. Jones, age 30, of Buffalo Illinois, was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

11/23/23

 

Jason D. Lindsey, age 48, of Taylorville, was arrested for Theft.

 

11/24/23

 

Charles R. Lair Jr., age 27, of Taylorville, was arrested on a Warrant and for Theft.

 

Danny M. Taylor, age 56, of Taylorville, was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

11/25/23

 

Maria D. Gibbs, age 56, of Taylorville, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

Anthony M. Pakovich, age 40, of Taylorville, was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection.

 

11/26/23

 

Ashley E. Pults, age 42, of Taylorville, was arrested for Aggravated Arson.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following vehicle accidents: 

 

November 20th at 7:37 AM near Webster and Spresser Street.  Ian M. Kirkendoll of Taylorville was traveling north on Webster Street.  Amy B. Wolt of Pawnee was traveling south on Webster turning to travel east on West Park Street.  Wolt failed to yield before turning onto West Park Street and was struck by Kirkendoll.  No injuries were reported. 

 

November 21st at 4:06 PM near Jayne's Park.  TPD received a call about a white vehicle driving inside of Jayne's Park.  When officers arrived they found a vehicle disabled in the grass after striking a tree.  The driver, Levi J. Dunaway of Taylorville was having a medical emergency and was transported from the scene by ambulance. 

 

On November 6th at 12:41 PM at Springfield and Cheney.  Alvin W. Abbott of Taylorville and Austin M. Rule of Kincaid were traveling east on Springfield Road.  Rule slowed at the light to turn onto Cheney Street.  Abbott failed to reduce speed to avoid hitting Rule.  No injuries were reported.

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/27/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

11-21-23 Antonio Aikens was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 when he lost control of the vehicle, and ran off the roadway striking a tree. Aikens deflected off the tree, and came to rest against a second tree. Aikens was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

11-22-23 Jeff Daugherty and Robert Jefferson were involved in a traffic crash in Stonington township. Daugherty was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 at 2300 N. Jefferson was traveling northeast on IL Route 48 at 2300 N. Daugherty stated he had fallen asleep, and went into Jefferson’s lane and struck the trailer Jefferson was pulling, damaging a rear axle. Daugherty’s vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

11-22-23 Shaina Daniel was traveling northwest on IL Route 29 at 1847 N. when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-23-23 Lane Whitney was traveling east on 1900 North Road at approximately 2600 East  Road when he struck a deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-23-23 Larry Upton was northbound on 600 E. at 1400 N. when his vehicle was struck by a deer that ran in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-24-23 Harry Miller was traveling northbound on 1800 East Road when a deer ran across the roadway and struck a deer in the middle of the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-25-23 Christopher Nelson was traveling northeast on Illinois Route 48. Nelson stated that he fell asleep, went off the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Nelson rolled twice in the south ditch and had minor scratches on his hands. Nelson did not want medical attention. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

11/22/23


Derik W. Steck, age 34, of Taylorville, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Jess M. Jones, age 30, of Buffalo Illinois, was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

11/23/23

 

Jason D. Lindsey, age 48, of Taylorville, was arrested for Theft.

 

11/24/23

 

Charles R. Lair Jr., age 27, of Taylorville, was arrested on a Warrant and for Theft.

 

Danny M. Taylor, age 56, of Taylorville, was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

11/25/23


Maria D. Gibbs, age 56, of Taylorville, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

Anthony M. Pakovich, age 40, of Taylorville, was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection.

 

11/26/23

 

Ashley E. Pults, age 42, of Taylorville, was arrested for Aggravated Arson.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following vehicle crashes:

 

On November 21st at 4:06 PM TPD received a call about a white vehicle driving inside of Jayne's Park.  When officers arrived they found a vehicle disabled in the grass after striking a tree. TPD reported that  Levi J. Dunaway of Taylorville was having a medical issue and was transported from the scene by ambulance. 

 

TPD responded to a vehicle crash on November 20th at 7:37 AM. Ian M. Kirkendoll of Taylorville was traveling north on Webster Street.  Amy B. Wolt of Pawnee was traveling south on Webster Street turning to travel east on West Park Street.  Wolt failed to yield before turning onto West Park Street and was struck by Kirkendoll.

 

TPD responded to a vehicle  crash on November 6th at 12:41 PM. Alvin W. Abbott of Taylorville and Austin M. Rule of Kincaid were traveling east on Springfield Road near Cheney Street. Rule slowed down at the light to turn onto Cheney Street and was struck by Abott. No injuries were reported. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/21/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

11-20-23 Thomas Sipes, age 52, of Springfield was arrested by Springfield PD on a Christian County FTA warrant for Burglary.

 

11-20-23 Clay Pressley, age 20, of Mt. Zion was arrested by Stonington PD for speeding, fleeing police and driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

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

 

11/20/23


Aaron J. Buckler, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Revoked. 

 

Taylorville Police investigated the following crash that took place at 12:41 PM on November 6th. Alvin Abbott of Taylorville and Austin M. Rule of Kincaid were traveling east on Springfield Road.  Rule slowed down at the light to turn onto Cheney Street and Abbott failed to reduce speed to avoid hitting him.  No injuries were reported. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/20/23

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

Arrests

 

11-18-23 Dayton Durbin, age 25, of Jacksonville was arrested by CCSO on a warrant for aggravated battery.

 

11-18-23 Cole Montgomery, age 24, of Mt. Auburn was arrested by CCSO for criminal trespass to a residence and resisting a peace officer.

 

Crashes

 

11-8-23 Adrian Tollett was traveling south on County 5 in Bear Creek township when a deer ran into the roadway hitting the driver's side of the vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-10-23 Mary Vandenbergh and Ruando De La Rey were involved in a traffic crash in Johnson township. Vandenbergh was traveling southbound behind De La Rey on 1250 East Road at approximately 900 North when he began to slow down to navigate a right-hand turn. De La Rey entered the northbound lane to allow clearance for the right-hand turn. Vandenbergh attempted to pass De La Rey on its right-hand side. De La Rey then turned back to the West. Vandenbergh, while attempting to pass on the right-hand side struck De La Rey. Vandenbergh then began to skid and struck a stop sign located on the southwest corner of the 900 N. 1250 E. intersection. Vandenbergh then entered a ditch on the West side of 1250 E. Road. Vandenbergh was taken to the hospital by ambulance and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-15-23 Jenny Wolfe was heading north on 980 East Road at approximately 1490 North. 1500 North Road was blocked and inaccessible. Wolfe began to back up to turn around and struck a parked car. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-16-23 Shanna Ruyle was traveling north on 100 IL Route 104 in South Fork township when she struck a deer that entered the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-16-23 Kira Samson was traveling west on Lincoln Trail and stated that a deer ran into the roadway. Samson stated that she was unable to avoid striking the deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-18-23 Donald Stiner was traveling eastbound on County Highway 8 at approximately 1575 E. when he struck a deer that crossed the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-19-23 Kenneth Tapscott was traveling northwest on IL Route 29 at approximately 1850 N. when he struck a deer. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-19-23 Candice Chapman was traveling north on 760 N. 1250 East Road when she struck a deer that entered the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

11/19/23

 

Shane D. Farris, age 38, of Taylorville, was arrested for Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property.

 

Erick W. Gudgel, age 39, of Taylorville, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Brandon J. Emery, age 33, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

The Taylorville Police responded to the following crashes:

 

Garrett L. Williams of Decatur struck Jeremy R. Rickaway of Lebanon, Missouri in the rear while both vehicles were traveling east bound on east Park Street near the intersection of Paw Paw Street.  Unit 2 was towed away and Unit 1 was able to drive away. 

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