Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/31/23

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

 

1-30-23 Kane Passini, age 28, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD for violating and order of protection.

 

1-28-23 David Malone, age 33, of Mount Auburn was arrested by CCSO for violating an order of protection.

 

1-29-23 John Prather, age 37, of Danvers was arrested by CCSO for driving under the influence and driving on suspended license.

 

1-27-23 Robert Montgomery was traveling at 1195 IL Route 48 when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-28-23 Vernell Green was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 approximately half mile east of Houston Street when he 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;

 

1/28/23

 

Steven D. Leonard, age 43, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI, Obstructing a Police Officer, and Feeling and Eluding.

 

Jacob C. Krouse, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct.

 

1/29/23

 

Niti N. Patel, age 31, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for DUI and Possession of Cannabis Greater than 50 grams.

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/27/23

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

 

Arrests

 

1-25-23 Layla Schuyler was arrested BY Sangamon County on a pretrial violation warrant for meth.

 

Crashes

 

 1-25-23 Mark Brown, age 58, of Moweaqua was traveling northbound on US Route 51 approaching 900 North Road. Brown lost control of his vehicle and spun in the heavy snow and black ice and came to rest in the ditch. The vehicle was able to be towed and driven from the scene. No injuries.

 

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

 

72 year old Nancy J. Oller of Taylorville was arrested for theft. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to the following vehicle accidents:

 

On January 18th around 5:38 PM, a minor from Stonington was backing up and struck a vehicle driven by Katherine Truesdell of Plainview near 100 S. Washington Street. No injuries were reported.

 

On January 19th around 4:17 PM, Lauel M. Jacobs of Pana was slowed in traffic while traveling westbound on Park Street near the Walnut Street intersection. Lexi N. Shull of Taylorville was also westbound on Park Street and was behind Jacobs.  Shull failed to reduce speed striking the rear of Jacobs. After striking the rear of Jacobs, Shull left the roadway to the north striking a tree.  No injuries were reported.  Shull received a citation for failure to reduce speed.

 

On January 22nd, around 1:25 PM, Cameren Cook of Oconee was traveling east on Springfield Road with Troy Smith of Taylorville following.  Cook slowed to let Smith pass.  Smith passed on Springfield Road.  Smith then slowed in the roadway and Cook rear ended Smith.  The police claim this was an incident of road rage as Cook exited the vehicle and punched the drivers side door window.  No damage was caused and Cook was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an incident.  Smith was also issued a citation for driving suspended. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/25/23

Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1/19/23

 

Brynn D. Heathcock, age 28, of Decatur Illinois was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.

 

Rodney D. Sizemore, age 24, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

1/20/23

 

Daniel P. Ballard, age 52, of Tovey Illinois was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.

 

1/21/23

 

A Juvenile Male, age 17, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

Jacob A. Samson, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

Kellie L. Wingo, age 32, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

1/23/23

 

Jerry W. Riggs, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.

 

Suzanne K. Austin, age 50, of Taylorville was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine.

 

Garret L. Austin, age 55, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Cannabis 500-2000 grams with intent to deliver.

 

1/24/23

 

Marlena S. Wadkins, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft

 

1/25/23

 

Ronald J. Robinson, age 46, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/23/23

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

 

1-20-23 Levi Durbin, age 23, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for aggravated battery to a peace officer.

 

1-20-23 Jahquel Pearsall, age 20 was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County warrant for burglary.

 

1-20-23 Mysean Burden, age 20 was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County warrant for burglary.

 

1-20-23 Kimberly Carrell, age 29, of Pana was arrested by CCSO for meth precursor.

 

1-22-23 Nathaniel Bain, age 33, of Mattoon was arrested by Pana PD on a FTA warrant for burglary.

 

 

Crashes

 

1-17-23 Andrew Brown was traveling southeast on IL-Rt. 104 in Taylorville Township at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into a skid crossing the west bound lane of traffic and was sideways when it left the roadway. The driver side rear end of the bed was the first to make contact with the ditch embankment. The vehicle then went into the air and landed on the front end grill area of the truck. The vehicle then landed on the driver side and continued to skid back across both lanes of IL-Rt. 104 to the south. When Brown ran off the road on its side the vehicle then flipped one time and landed on the wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Brown was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

1-20-23 Patrick Huston was traveling East on 2675 North Rd at 600 East RD when a deer entered the roadway. Huston was unable to avoid the deer. Huston struck the deer and sustained damage to the vehicle’s front end. Huston was able to drive from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/18/23

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

 

1-17-23 Chad Tungate, age 40, of Lincoln was arrested by Logan County on a Christian county FTA warrant for theft.

 

1-17-23 Eric, Black, age 33 of Springfield was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County FTA warrant for violating an Order of Protection.

 

Crashes

 

12-22-22 Jennifer Lewis was involved in a traffic crash. Lewis turned onto Route 48 from 965 East Road and lost control and ran off the roadway. Lewis hit the end of a guardrail causing damage to the vehicle and the guardrail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-30-22 Tyson Kime was backing out of the driveway traveling south at 9 W Magnolia Ave, Pana, IL 62557, crossing over the roadway. Kime backed into a parked car across the roadway on the south side of the road. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-10-23 Nathan Broaddus was traveling Southwest on IL Route 48 when a deer ran in the roadway. Broaddus made contact with the deer on the driver side rear bumper. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-10-23 Zachary Armour was traveling east southeast through the curve on 2050 North Road at about 400 East when he lost control on the slick iced road. Armour went off the south side of the roadway and into the ditch. Armour overturned one complete time and came to rest with the driver side door on the ground. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-10-23 Ashley Woods was traveling southbound on 930 East Road from IL Route 104 when a deer ran across the road striking the driver’s side of her vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-11-23 Mary Wolf was traveling south on Route 51. Around 75 North Wolf began to have a medical issue. Wolf ran off the road on the right side and drove in the ditch hitting a driveway culvert. This spun the car and caused it to stop. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-12-23 Parker Thomason was traveling east on 2050 North Road when a deer entered the roadway and made contact with the driver’s side door. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-13-23 Alexander Jackson was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 48 and was approximately 2/10 of a mile north of Township Road 1550 N. Jackson lost control on the ice covered roadway, exited the roadway to the left, sliding across a private gravel lane, and then striking the west ditch. The impact with the ditch embankment caused Jackson to overturn on the passenger side. After sliding a short distance in the grass Jackson came to rest facing northeast. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-15-23 Zoe Hoover was traveling west on Route 104 in South Fork township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-16-23 Melvin Green and Sherry Butkauskas were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Green was traveling north on 2500 East Road. Butkauskas was traveling west on 100 North Road. Both units approached the intersection at the same time. Green failed to stop at the posted stop sign. Green was taken to the hospital by ambulance and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Taylorville Police reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1/13/23

 

Retta A. Loreth, age 61, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

 

Robert D. Burke, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for an IDOC Warrant.

 

Georgia E. Ward, age 48, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

1/14/23

 

Megan M. Whitaker, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and Suspended Registration.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following car accidents.

 

Aaron E. Kerwood of Taylorville was traveling east in the 800 block of West Vandeveer Street on January 4th when they improperly crossed into the oncoming traffic lane.  Kerwood struck a parked vehicle.  The vehicle was pushed by the initial impact into another vehicle which was parallel parked directly behind it.  Kerwood continued to drive east from the scene immediately after striking one of the parked vehicles.  The crash was reported after the fact. Kerwood’s vehicle was later located with matching damage a few blocks away and he was given a citation for improper lane usage and leaving the scene of a crash with vehicle damage. 

 

Douglas A. Brachear of Taylorville was driving northwest on Route 29 on January 13th when a group of deer ran across the highway.  Brachear struck a deer causing significant front end damage.  No injuries were reported. 

 

On January 14th, A minor from Owaneco was traveling southwest on Spresser Street when for unknown reasons, they crossed both lanes of traffic and continued off the road striking a ditch. The impact caused the vehicle to roll over and land on its top.  The minor and their passenger were transported by ambulance to St. John’s Hospital with suspected serious injuries.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/13/23

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

 

1-9-23 Christopher Mills was arrested by CCSO on FTA warrant for possession of meth.

 

1-10-23 Nikki Snow, age 44, of Pana was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for theft.

 

1-10-23 Robin Jones, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA  warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

1-12-23 Sierra Durbin, age 27 of Taylorville was arrested by Edinburg PD for aggravated battery.

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/09/23

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

 

Sierra M. Durbin, age 27, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following car accidents: 

 

Jordan Belden of Beecher City was traveling southbound on Route 29 on December 28th at 8:46 PM and swerved to hit a deer.  Belden struck the deer but was uninjured. 

 

Joshua P. Nation of Edwardsville reported on December 29th that their vehicle had been hit the prior week. Nation said they did not know the exact date or time the accident occurred but it was either Dec. 23rd or 24th. According to police, Nation’s parent advised that the accident was minor and no damage occurred to either vehicle. 

 

Mason A. Scattergood was headed northeast on Route 48 near Cherokee Street when he drove off the roadway into a ditch.  Scattergood was transported to St. John’s hospital with injuries. 

 

Taylorville police responded to a vehicle accident on January 6th at 8:57 PM. TPD was dispatched to 821 E. Elm.  Amanda D. Johanningmeier of Taylorville reported sideswiping a parked car.  TPD made contact with the other vehicle’s owner who was parked legally on the side of the street. Johanningmeier’s vehicle had minor damage and the hit vehicle’s side door was damaged and the mirror was broken off.  Johanningmeier was issued a citation. 


 

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/06/23

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

 

1/03/23


Jason L. Leach, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Fraud. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/4/23

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

 

1-2-23 Ronald Durham was involved in a traffic crash in Taylorville township. Durbin was traveling west on IL-Rt. 104 when he had a medical emergency causing his vehicle to leave the roadway. Durbin left the roadway on the south side of the road, hit a culvert causing his vehicle to go airborne. The vehicle landed in the property owners front yard. The vehicle continued southwest until it made contact with the property owners house. The house received damage to the bricks and downspout on the front north east side. Durbin was taken to the hospital and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

12/30/22

 

Zachary T. Bland, age 29, of Pana Illinois was arrested for DUI and Obstructing Justice.

 

1/01/23

 

Debbie R. Horn, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested for Vehicle Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property.

 

Timothy D. Griffin, age 42, of Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

 

Mason A. Scattergood, age 22, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

 

1/02/23

 

A Male Juvenile, age 16, of Pana Illinois was arrested for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

 

Beth A. Schmitz, age 49, of Pana Illinois was arrested for Driving with Suspended Registration and Driving While License Revoked.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/3/23

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

 

12-30-22 Bradley Long, age 51, of Morrisonville was arrested by CCSO for illegal transportation of cannabis by a passenger.

 

12-30-22 Craig Walden, age 60, of Morrisonville was arrested by Moweaqua PD on a body attachment warrant.

 

12-31-22 Shelly Smith, age 50, of Nokomis was arrested by CCSO on a body attachment warrant.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/29/22

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

 

12-26-22 Marla O’Dell, age 57, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD on a warrant for theft.

 

12-28-22 Joshua Bland, age 47, of Assumption was arrested by CCSO for theft and possession of meth.

 

12-28-22 Emma Oller, age 19, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for illegal consumption by a minor.

 

12-28-22 Brianne Ford, age 20, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for illegal consumption by a minor.

 

11-23-22 Chad Jett was heading east on State Road 16 in Rosamond township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-21-22 Riley Matheny and Ashley Whitehead were traveling westbound on US Highway 104 when a garbage bag of aluminum cans blew out of Matheny’s pull-behind trailer. Whitehead was unable to avoid the cans and struck them on the driver-side front bumper. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-26-22 Marina Woolsey was traveling east on IL Route 104 at about 975 East when she lost control on an icy road surface. Woolsey went off the south side of the roadway into a plowed field. Woolsey rolled one complete time and the vehicle came to rest on the wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Woolsey was taken to the hospital.

 

12-26-22 Rebekka Cole was traveling northwest on IL Route 104 at approximately 850 E. Cole ran off the roadway, spinning out and crashing into the ditch embankment with the rear of the vehicle. No injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-26-22 Brianna Thomas was eastbound on 1350 N. Road when she slid through the curve at 2300 E. and went into the ditch. Thomas needed a tow to get out of the ditch, but was able to drive from the scene. No injuries.

 

12-26-22 Susan Lombardo was westbound on 900 N. turning north onto 2500 E. Road when she slid off the roadway at the intersection and struck a phone box and gas line warning pole. The vehicle needed a tow to get back on the roadway but was able to drive from the scene. No injuries.

 

12-26-22 Beau McDonald was traveling north on 1250 East Road when a deer jumped out in front of the driver. McDonald was unable to avoid hitting the deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-27-22 Dillon Lucas was traveling east on IL Route 104 at about 850 East when he struck a deer in the roadway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

12-28-22 Dorris Melvin was westbound on IL Route 104 at approximately 92 East when a deer, possibly two ran into the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained major body damage and the drives side window was shattered, however, it was able to be driven from the scene. No injuries

 

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

 

12/27/22

 

John W. Evrley Jr., age 36, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While Registration Suspended.

 

12/28/22

 

Damery Binkley, age 40, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/20/22

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

12/17/22

 

Kimberly J. England, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for Residential Burglary.

 

Allen E. Stanley Jr., age 47, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended.

 

12/18/22

 

Micah J. Ramsey, age 36, of Plainview Illinois was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Residential Burglary.

 

Coady J. Richardson, age 22, of Edinburg Illinois was arrested for Trespassing.

 

Andrew B. Kendle, age 32, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/19/22

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

 

Arrests

 

12-18-22 Michael Alde, age 58, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a FTA warrant for disorderly conduct.

 

12-18-22 Drakeem Manning, age 27, of Taylorville was arrested by Kincaid PD on a FTA warrant for driving on suspended license.

 

12-18-22 Steven Wicks, age 61, of Edinburg was arrested by CCSO for DUI and driving with revoked license.

 

12-18-22 Blake Morton, age 29, of Waverly was arrested by CCSO for DUI.

 

Crashes

 

12-13-22 Aaron Evans (No age given) was traveling east on IL Route 104 at about 750 East when a deer entered the roadway. Evans hit the deer and the vehicle went out of control off the south side of the roadway. Evans then went into the ditch and hit the front end into an embankment. Evans was transported to the hospital and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/13/22

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

 

Arrests

 

12-05-22 Nicholas Steele, age 35, of Stonington was arrested by CCSO for disorderly conduct and possession of methamphetamine.

 

12-09-22 Layla Schuyler, age 26 of Kincaid was arrested by CCSO for violation of a bail bond.

 

12-11-22 Margaret Tate, age 32, of Decatur was arrested by ISP for DUI and aggravated assault to a peace officer.

 

12-12-22 Cory Blake, age 28, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for theft.

 

12-12-22 Andres Mc Donald, age 28, of Pana was arrested by Montgomery County on a Christian County FTA warrant for meth delivery.

 

Crashes

 

12-07-22 Ashley Whitehead was traveling south on 1300 East Road in Buckhart township when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-11-22 Mamie Campbell was traveling northbound on County Highway 1 when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-12-22 Timothy Carr was westbound on 1600 North Road in Prairieton township when he entered the ditch and continued to travel approximately 200 feet. Carr’s vehicle then flipped end over end, coming to rest on the vehicles roof. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

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

 

12/09/22

Charles R. Lair, age 26, of Taylorville was arrested for Theft.

 

Willie J. Jones, age 50, of Strasburg Illinois was arrested for Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal.
 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/8/22

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

 

12-03-22 Charles Williams, age 42, of Raymond was arrested by Edinburg PD for domestic battery.

 

12-6-22 Brittany Dilley, age 35, of Tower Hill was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for forgery.

 

12-07-22 Raekwon Webb, age 27, of Springfield was arrested by Edinburg PD for driving on suspended/revoked license.

 

12-07-22 Michael Durbin, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for violation of an order of protection.

 

On 12/02/22 Mathew Henley and David Eastep were involved in a traffic crash in South Fork township. Henley had been traveling west on IL Route 104 and attempted to make a left hand turn onto 465 East Road. Eastep had been traveling east on IL, approaching the intersection with 465 East Road. Henley failed to yield to Eastep during the left hand turn, causing a head on collision with Eastep. No injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

 

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

 

12/01/22

 

Richard C. Shivers, age 49, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Sessey A. Lynch, age 42, of Palmer Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Alexis I. Givens, age 42, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine.

 

12/03/22

 

William L. McQuire, age 79, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

12/04/22

 

Kerry A. Baxter, age 42, of Tuscola Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft

 

12/05/22

 

Stephanie L. Weaver, age 49, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

Angela N. Mckinnon, age 24, of Kincaid Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

12/06/22

 

Dakota L. Hitchcock, age 25, of Morrisonville Illinois was arrested for Violation of Bond and Domestic Battery.

 

12/07/22

 

Donald L. Lozier, age 61, of Taylorville was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine and possession of Methamphetamine.

 

Ruth A. Lozier, age 57, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams.

 

Faith A. Lozier, age 27, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams

Area Arrests and Accidents 12/01/22

Taylorville Police Department reports the following to Regional Radio News:

 

Arrests

 

11/29/22
Ronnee N. Foraker, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.


Gerald A. Brown, age 28, of Kincaid Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.


11/30/22


Joseph A. Leckner, age 31, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.


Bradley D. Tolen, age 39, of Decatur Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.


Nathaniel Strong Jr., age 48, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reports the following to Regional Radio News:

 

Arrests:

 

11-29-22 Casey Conaway, age 29, of Edinburg was arrested by Edinburg PD on a warrant for criminal damage to property.

 

11-30-22 Rachel Dixon, age 36, of Morrisonville was arrested by Macon County on a Christian County FTA warrant for reckless driving.

Area Arrests and Accidents 11/29/22

Taylorville Police Department reports the following to Regional Radio News:

11/21/22

Cara M. Montgomery, age 47, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, and Obstruction of Justice.

11/23/22

Charles R. Warren, age 30, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

Kaylene S. Reber, age 33, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

11/28/22

A Juvenile Female, age 17, of Mt. Auburn Illinois was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Christian County Sheriff's Office reports the following to Regional Radio News:

Crashes

 

11-21-22 Donald Kloever was traveling westbound on 250 North Road when he failed to yield to make a right hand turn on 2600 East Road. Kloever went off the roadway to the northwest, struck a tree and came to a stop. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Kloever was taken to hospital.

 

Area Arrests and Accidents 11/28/2022

The Christian County Sheriff's Office reports the following to Regional Radio News:

 

Arrests

 

11-11-22 Georgia Ward, age 47, of Kincaid was arrested on a warrant by CCSO for domestic battery.

 

11-22-22 Jeremy Stark, age 42, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a warrant for aggravated battery.

 

11-22-22 Brandon Stone, age 30, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a failure to appear for driving on a suspended license.

 

11-22-22 Dylan Cline, age 23, of Assumption was arrested by CCSO for domestic battery.

 

11-24-22 Austin Mayes, age 25, of Taylorville was arrested by Edinburg PD for domestic battery, criminal damage to property, and resisting/obstructing an officer.

 

11-25-22 Nicholas Rudolph, age 71, of Machesney Park was arrested by Illinois State Police for possession and intent to deliver cannabis.

 

 

Crashes

 

11-19-22 Amanda Fiaoni was traveling north on County 1 in Greenwood township when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-21-22 Richard Leathers was traveling south on IL 48 in Taylorville when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-22-22 Joshua Becker and Max Mosley were involved in a traffic crash in Rosamond township. Becker was traveling north on 2000 East Road and proceeded through the intersection with 350 North Road. Mosley was traveling east on 350 North Road. Becker had a stop at 350 North Road and failed to yield to Mosley. As a result Mosley collided into Becker. No injuries. Mosley’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-24-22 William Mizeur was traveling southeast on IL Route 29 in Locust township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-26-22 Erin Creamer was turning west on 900 North Road from IL Route 29 when she missed the turn. Creamer was found facing north at the bottom of a deep ditch. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/18/22

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

 

11-16-22 Glen Ryerson, age 68 was arrested by Stonington PD for criminal  trespassing.

 

Crashes

 

11-17-22 Ashley Poleon and Brandon Watkins were involved in a traffic crash in Bear Creek township. Poleon was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 at approximately 650 N. Watkins was northeast on IL Route 48 at approximately 650 N. Poleon struck a deer, and the deer then struck Watkins. Both vehicles were driven away from the accident. No injuries.

 

11-17-22 Tiffany McCarty was traveling northbound on US Route 51, approximately 180 feet north of Township Road 1750 N, when a deer entered the highway. McCarty was unable to avoid striking the animal. McCarty received major, front end and passenger side damage. Impact from McCarty striking the deer caused the animal to strike the end of the east side guardrail, causing damage. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

11/16/22

Kyle A. Tyler, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

11/17/22

Brandi S. Kay, age 23, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

Lacey J. Austin, age 32, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

Charles M. Carron, age 32 of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/15/22

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

 

11-11-22 Georgia Ward, age 47, of Pana was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for domestic battery.

 

11-11-22 Devon Gatons, age 28, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a FTA warrant for forgery.

 

11-11-22 Michelle Dixon, age 29, of Springfield was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for possession of meth.

 

11-11-22 Benjamin Miller was traveling eastbound on 1900 North Road in Prairieton township when the vehicle met a deer in the roadway. Miller maneuvered missing the deer but missed the T-intersection at 2225 East Road. Miller passed through the intersection hitting the ditch embankment. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-12-22 Emily Artis was traveling northbound on 1250 East Road in Johnson township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-13-22 Desiree Pullen was traveling southeast on IL Route 29 when she struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-14-22 Michael Altevogt was traveling east on IL Route 104 in South Fork township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/10/22

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

 

11/7/22

Dotty M. Eppenger, age 35, of Taylorville was arrested for domestic battery.

 

11/8/22

 

Ashlyn N. Hrabak, age 25, of Taylorville was arrested on two counts of retail theft.

 

Brandon A. Durbin, age 31, of Taylorville was arrested on two counts of retail theft.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to the following accidents:

 

October 27th, 2022 1:55 PM  Megan Johnson of Guilford, Connecticut was heading east on Lake Shore Drive and turned right on Sweeney Dr.  Johnson lost control of their motorcycle and crashed.  Johnson was taken to the hospital by ambulance. 

 

October 28th, 2022 8:07 AM  Kendy C. Mayes of Taylorville was attempting to turn south on Cheney Street from Springfield Road.  At the time Cheney Street was closed due to construction.  Mayes attempted to merge from the turn lane back to the right lane and struck Jessica E. Avery of Kincaid. No injuries were reported. 

 

November 3rd, 2022 11:13 AM Heather N. Niemerg of Springfield was traveling west on East Park Street and stopped at the light at the intersection of North Walnut Street when Paul Chamness of Taylorville failed to reduce speed to avoid striking Niemerg.  Niemerg then pulled off of East Park Street and attempted to make contact with the driver of Chamness.  According to police, Chamness said he did not have insurance and had to leave. and failed to provide any personal contact info.  The driver was eventually located and issued citations. 

 

November 3rd, 2022 11:28 AM Shawntay McConnell of Taylorville was traveling south on Madison St. Walter Harker of Taylorville was traveling west on Franklin St. Harker did not stop at the stop sign on Franklin St. and entered the intersection. McConnell slowed at the stop sign on Madison St. and began entering the intersection. McConnell said she was having an eye contact issue as she was driving. McConnell said she did not see Harker until after Harker was struck. Harker was in the intersection when McConnell struck Harker. Harker was ejected from the tri-cycle and he landed on the ground. Harker received a head injury and was bleeding from the head. Harker was transported to Springfield Memorial Hospital by Dunn's Ambulance. McConnell was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Harker will be issued a ciatation for disobeying stop sign when he is able to leave the hospital.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/9/22

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

 

11-7-22 Frank Sedlock, age 36, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for criminal damage to property.

 

11-7-22 Mariah Gilbert, age 24, of Illiopolis was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for driving suspended.

 

11-6-22 Joseph Beeson, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO for possession of meth.

 

11-2-22 Vincent Mills was involved in a traffic crash in Taylorville township. Mills was traveling East on 1625 North Road at about 875 East where the road curves to the South when he missed the curve and traveled off the road, through the ditch and into the plowed field. Mills came to rest in the plowed field. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

11-4-22 Arsiga Martinez and Lacy Stigers were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Stigers was westbound on 100 N RD. Martinez was eastbound on 100 N RD. Stigers stated that Martinez was on her side of the roadway. Stigers stated that she was in the ditch trying to avoid Martinez. Martinez struck the driver’s side mirror of Stigers. Both mirrors were damaged in the accident. Martinez stated that he was in his lane when the accident happened. No tow. No injuries.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/8/22

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

11/01/22

 

Male Juvenile, age 14, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

11/03/22

 

Payton L. Chronister, age 18, of Taylorville was arrested for Felony Disorderly Conduct.

 

Delaney C. Harmston, age 23, of Pana Illinois was arrested on a Warrant.

 

11/04/22

 

Dennis W. Coghlan, age 33, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

Brandie L. Jordan, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer.

 

11/05/22

 

Tyler Stevens, age 24, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for DUI.

 

11/06/22

 

Martina I. Lyles, age 28 of Assumption Illinois was arrested for Battery.

 

Laurie L. Reatherford, age 60, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine

 

Billy J. Woodruff, age 55, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Trespass.

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/1/22

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

 

Arrests

 

10-31-22 Keffery Cothern, age 35, of Pana was arrested by CCSO on a warrant for domestic battery.

 

10-31-22 Wyatt Batty, age 23, of Stonington was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for criminal trespassing.

 

 

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

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following motor vehicle accidents

 

September 23rd: 11:23 PM  Jenna Poelker of Stonington emerged from a parking space near the northeastern side of the Christian County Courthouse striking a seperate vehicle which was legally parked on the opposite side of the roadway.  Poelker was placed under arrest for DUI, subsequent to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. No injuries were reported. 

 

October 6th, 2022.  Todd Vinard of Griggsville and Andrew Semelka of Decatur were both at the Mach 1 Convenience Store at Route 104/Route 29 Unit 2 pulled out on the north side of the parking lot onto Route 104 heading east at the light towards Route 29.   Vinard pulled out behind Semelka and stated that their foot slipped off of the brake causing the vehicle to roll into Semelka's at the intersection. 

 

October 6th, 2022 Savannah Ralston of Taylorville stated she was stopped at a red light on Springfield Road facing southbound.  Matthew Beck of Springfield apparently never hit the brakes slamming into the back of Ralston's car.  Beck was transported via ambulance to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Beck was also issued multiple citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving while license suspended, and DUI. 

 

October 7th, 2022  Kirk F. Woods of Pana was traveling directly behind Kristopher L. Willings of Edinburg when both vehicles had to stop at the beginning of a work zone on Route 29.  Woods failed to reduce speed crashing into the back of Willings.  Woods was transported to TMH for evaluation and cited for failure to reduce speed.   

 

October 26th, 2022 A minor from Taylorville was completing a left turn northbound onto North Sportsman Street from Western Avenue, when Autumn Owens of Riverton entered the intersection. Both vehicles collided. Owens was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection. 

 

October 26th, 2022 Dennis Smith of Taylorville was heading north on Cheney Street.  Nicholas B. Paul of Taylorville was heading west on Market Street.  Paul did not see the stop sign because it was obstructed by a tree.  Paul struck the passenger side of Smith.  Smith was transported to TMH.  Paul was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device. 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 10/28/22

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

 

10-27-22 Nathan Cooper, age 40, of Taylorville was arrested by Kincaid PD on a warrant for possession of meth.

 

10-26-22 Joshua Twyford was traveling eastbound on County Highway #12 in Rosamond township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No tow. No injuries.

 

10-25-22 Thomas Andrews was traveling southbound on IL Route 48 when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway and into the ditch hitting a large rock and some small trees. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries

 

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

 

10/27/22

 

Michael D. Durbin, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended.

 

Nina M. Prince, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.

 

Matthew T. Morrissey, age 36, of Stonington was arrested for Driving While License Revoked and Suspended Registration.

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