Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 11/15/23

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




11-1-23 Corbin Stevenson was northbound on 1250 East Road at about 750 North. A deer entered the roadway from the east and Stevenson hit the deer. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.


11-7-23 Jerry Hochstetler and Rainey Mitsdarffer were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Hochstetler was traveling north on Illinois Route 51 at approximately 448 North when a tire flew off the back of his trailer. The tire entered the southbound lane and struck Mitsdarffer’s vehicle. No injuries. No tow.


11-8-23 David Menossi was traveling west on 1500 North Road at approximately 790 East when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.


11-10-23 Sue Dodd was traveling north on Highway 51 in Pana township when she struck a deer that entered the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


11-12-23 Lynn Laurent was traveling west on Illinois Route 16 at approximately 2050 East 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;



 Robert Burke, age 42, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.


TPD Investigated the following traffic accidents


Thomas K. Etheridge of Chicago was traveling west on Spresser Street and Lori A Bettis of Taylorville was traveling south on Shumway Street at 1:26 on October 22nd. Bettis turned left to head east on Spresser and didn't see Etheridge.  Both vehicles struck.  No injuries were reported.  Both drivers advised they had the green light.


Joy N. Books of Taylorville was heading north on the 1200 block of North Cheney Street in the right turn lane.  Gregory A. Durbin of Taylorville was heading south waiting to turn left.  The incident took place on November 3rd at 3:07 PM. A car in the northbound left turn lane gave Durbin space to make the turn.  Books was heading north in the right turn lane and unit 1 struck Books while making a left turn.  Durbin was issued a citation for failure to yield turning left.  No injuries were reported. 


On November 4th at 7:47 PM at the corner of Houston and Spresser Robert C. Geobel of Morrisonville failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident and ran into the rear of Donald F. Williams of Taylorville. 


On November 6th at 9:31 AM on East Park Street.  William P. Colbrook of Stonington crossed the center line striking Jeffrey M. Weybright of Blue Mound.  Injuries were reported. 


On November 6th at 2:43 PM on East Park Street, Kimberly S. Barringer of Rosemond stated she was stopped at a red light behind another vehicle in the southeast lane of East Park Street.  The vehicle in front of her, driven by Ty W. Olson of Beardstown started to go when the light turned green.  The vehicle stopped in front of her so she stopped as well and was rear-ended by Olson.  No injuries were reported. 


Kendra L. Simpson of Pana on November 6th at 5:24 PM on Route 29 was traveling south when two dogs ran in front of the vehicle.  Simpson was unable to stop in time and struck the dogs receiving disabling damage to the front of her vehicle. 


Lynda E. Skinner of Pawnee was heading south in the 500 block of North Webster on November 9th at 9:36 AM.  Skinner was in the right lane and Jennifer C. Trost of Kincaid was in the left.  Skinner merged into Trost's lane and both vehicles were hit.  Skinner was issued a citation.  No injuries were reported.  


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