Police Blotter

Area Arrests/Accidents 8/11/17

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


46-year-old Jackie K. Robinson of Kincaid was arrested Thursday for Debit/Credit Card Fraud.


38-year-old Rickie L. Fancher, Jr. of Decatur was arrested Thursday for Battery.


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

30-year-old Danielle M. Weinert of Morrisonville was arrested Thursday on a Bond Forfeiture warrant. Bond is set at $2,500.

19-year-old Grant A. Allen of Pana was arrested Thursday on a Bond Forfeiture warrant. Bond is set at $1,000.


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

Trevor A. Durbin of Taylorville was traveling eastbound on Route 104 Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle, possibly because of a right rear tire blowout. Durbin drove off the south side of the road and overturned several times. He came to rest in the roadway facing south. He was not responsive and transported to St. John’s Hospital.

62-year-old Christene M. Smith of Owaneco was driving westbound on 0000 N Road Sunday and 69-year-old Marcus W. Smith of Nokomis was driving southbound on 1000 E Road. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time, and corn was blocking the view for both units. M. Smith’s car received little damage, while C. Smith’s car rolled a couple times, causing major damage. C. Smith was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for her injuries.

37-year-old Angie D. Phillips of Moweaqua was driving eastbound on 1100 N Road Thursday when crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic into the north ditch. She traveled in the north ditch for a while before turning, crossing back across the road and striking the south ditch, coming to a stop. Phillips and her passenger were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

54-year-old Devin M. Binger of Decatur was driving eastbound on County Highway 22 somewhere between 1300 E and 1350 E when a deer ran into the roadway. Binger was unable to avoid striking the deer. He was not injured.

32-year-old Alexandra L. Riva of Taylorville was stopped at a yield sign for 1800 N. Road at 1000 E Road Monday. She said she saw nothing coming, but when she entered the intersection, she saw the vehicle driven by 50-year-old Edward P. Phillips of Tuscola and could not avoid the vehicle. Phillips was eastbound on 1800 N Road. No major injuries were reported.

A 16-year-old was driving northbound on County Highway 22 north of Taylorville Monday when he went off the road to the right. The driver steered left, back onto the roadway and then overcorrected to the right. He left the roadway to the right and overturned several times in the corn field. He was not injured.

52-year-old James M. Umberger of Taylorville was driving westbound on 1200 N Road Tuesday when he passed a pewter-colored pickup truck. The truck then accelerated and rear-ended Umberger when he got in front of the truck. Umberger continued westbound and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Umberger said the truck made a U-turn and traveled east on 1200 N Road.

61-year-old Donald L. Zuber of Pana was driving eastbound on 250 N Road on Tuesday. Just after crossing 2600 E Road, he noticed a truck ahead of him either parked or traveling very slowly in the eastbound lane. He rear-ended the truck driven by 50-year-old Todd L. Seaton of Pana. No one was injured.

22-year-old Ethan T. Henderson of Bloomington was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 51 Wednesday when he came to the crest of the hill at 700 N Road, he saw a tractor traveling in front of him and could not avoid hitting the tractor. Henderson swerved, but still struck the mower that the tractor was pulling. No injuries were reported.

36-year-old Bryce B. Thiele of Blue Mound was driving westbound on County Highway 2 Thursday when a deer ran into the roadway a half mile east of Township Road 1000 E. Thiele could not avoid the deer, and received front end damage. He was not injured.


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