Police Blotter

Area Arrests/Accidents 6/15/16

On Wednesday the Christian County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News.

32 year old Daniel P. Rhoads of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for reckless driving. Bond was set at $5000.

20 year old Jacob G. Meyer of Hillsboro was arrested on Tuesday for driving on a suspended license.

24 year old Johnathan L. Gracey of Mulberry Grove was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a dog running at large. Bond was set at $1500.


On 6/11/16 28 year old Jeremy D. Key of Decatur was southbound on County Road 1600 east in a 2002 Dodge Sedan. At approximately 1000 feet north of 1260 north road Key crossed over the center line and entered the east ditch. Key continued southbound through the ditch for approximately 213 feet before striking a field entrance. Key’s vehicle then became airborne traveling approximately another 230 feet and overturned several times. Key’s vehicle then rolled back onto the roadway traveling another 420 feet overturning and came to rest on it’s top in the west ditch area. Key was ejected from the vehicle, and taken to Memorial Medical Center via Dunns Ambulance to be treated for injuries.

On 6/13/16 57 year old James L. Dlakis of Morrisonville was east-bound on Sangamon road. Dlakis approached the railroad crossing in a 1991 International 4000, and did not see or hear the approaching train. Dlakis’ vehicle was struck in the passenger’s side of the vehicle by the train. Dlakis was ejected from the truck onto the side of the roadway, and transported to St. Johns Hospital via Dunns Ambulance to be treated for injuries.

On 6/12/16 46 year old Stephanie K. Welge of Taylorville was traveling west on Illinois Route 104 at 1000 East. Weather conditions were very hard rain and water on the roadway. Welge hydroplaned and lost control. Welge’s vehicle went off the south side of the roadway and went into a standing cornfield. Welge’s vehicle had to be towed out of the field, but was driven from the scene.

On 6/14/2016 58 year old Elsie M. Stewardson of Pana was southbound on Illinois Route 29. Stewardson stated that a deer ran into the roadway and she was unable to avoid striking the deer. Nobody was injured in the accident.

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