Police Blotter

On Friday, the Taylorville Police Department reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News:


38-year-old Russel E. Durbin of Taylorville was arrested Thursday for DUI, Failure to Give Aid or Information, and No Valid Driver’s License.


22-year-old Kelsie M. Bass of Nokomis was arrested Thursday on a valid Christian County Bond Forfeiture warrant. An additional charge of Obstructing Justice was filed after Bass gave police a false name and date of birth.


23-year-old Patrick W. Miller of Taylorville was arrested Friday for Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct.


On Friday, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest to Regional Radio News:

30-year-old William D. Sweger of Pana was arrested Thursday for DUI of Alcohol. No bond has been set.

On Friday, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following accidents to Regional Radio News:

21-year-old James C. Luetzow of Taylorville was driving southbound on County Highway 7 on July 3. Luetzow believes he looked down at a message on his phone when he went into the northbound lane and off the roadway. He hit a concrete bridge support head-on, causing major damage to his vehicle. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center for his injuries.

39-year-old Kristy L. Smith of Springfield was driving southbound on Route 29 and 79-year-old Shaun O. Walter of Rochester was driving northbound on Route 29 Tuesday. Smith bent over to grab her cigarette from the floor board when she crossed into the northbound lane. She hit the mirror of Walter’s car, causing damage to both vehicles. Other vehicles had to leave the roadway to avoid being hit by Smith.


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