Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/26/23

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



12-20-23 Brock Drockton, age 33, of Carlinville was arrested by SCSO on a Christian County FTA warrant for possession of a controlled substance.


12-21-23 Derrick Bell Williams, age 34, of Morrisonville was arrested by Edinburg PD for domestic battery and intimidation.


12-21-23 Kylie South, age 24, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a body attachment warrant to answer for FTA.




12-17-23 Schuyler Wideman was traveling west on IL Route 16 at 2288 E. when it left the roadway and went into the ditch on the south side of the road. Wideman stated a deer had ran out in front of him, however he did show signs of impairment. Wideman was arrested for suspicion of under the influence of drugs. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


12-19-23 Jaydin Snow and Michael Conlin were involved in a traffic crash in Locust township. Conlin was traveling northeast on IL Route 29 and was slowing down to initiate a left turn (East) onto 800 North Road. Snow was traveling northeast on IL Route 29. Snow did not slowdown in time and rear-ended Conlin. No injuries. Snow’s vehicle was towed from the scene.


12-20-23 Jill Hannagan was traveling South on IL Route 51 at approximately 22 North when she 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;



Lee J. Morris, age 60, of Nokomis Illinois, was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.




Megan M. Whitaker, age 38, of Taylorville, was arrested on a Warrant.




Cole A. Montgomery, age 24, of Mt. Auburn Illinois, was arrested for Domestic Battery.


Hunter J. Oliver, age 31, of Taylorville, was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine. 


Taylorville Police responded to the following vehicle accidents:


On December 16th at 10:59 AM, Charles P. Knecht of Taylorville and Richard R. Pounds of Taylorville were both eastbound on Park Street towards Shawnee Street.  Knecht failed to reduce speed and collided with the rear end of Pounds.  Knecht received a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No injuries were reported. 


On December 17th at 5:22 PM, Brehia N. Alaria of Taylorville struck the rear of a parked vehicle while traveling north bound on Shumway Street. After striking the car, Alaria struck the fence attached to 630 West Poplar Street. No injuries were reported. 





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