Police Blotter

Area arrests And Accidents 2/20/24

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



2-13-24 Bryan Dunn, age 41, of Harvel was arrested by Pana PD  on a Christian County Warrant for driving on suspended license.


2-13-24 Stephen Peck, age 49, of Taylorville, was arrested by Kincaid PD on a Christian County Warrant for domestic battery.


2-17-24 Brandon Roberts, age 41, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD on a Christian County Warrant for possession of meth.


2-17-24 Duane Garren, age 58, of Taylorville was arrested by Stonington PD for domestic battery.


2-19-24 Ericka More, age 33, of Pana was arrested by Pana PD for violating an order of protection.




2-2-24 Kristopher Sanders was traveling north on 1250 E. at 150 N.  in Greenwood township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.


2-3-24 Dalton Pop was traveling westbound on Springfield Road and Mine Ave in Kincaid Illinois when a vehicle stopped in front of him. Pop swerved onto the shoulder to avoid a collision, left the roadway and struck the ditch embankment north of Springfield Road and Mine Ave. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.


2-3-24 James Wieneke was traveling east on 350 North Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wieneke was unable to avoid the deer and struck it in the roadway. The vehicle sustained damage to its driver’s side and front. Wieneke’s vehicle was driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.


2-5-24 Donald Dennison was traveling east on 500 North Road just east of 500 East Road when a deer struck the front of his car. No injuries. No tow.


2-11-24 Terri Weah was traveling in Taylorville in May Township when she backed out of the driveway on the north side of the roadway and backed into the front passenger side of parked and unoccupied vehicle on the south side of the Ladue Court. Both units were drivable. No injuries.


2-13-24 Ebin Bartimus was traveling west on 250 North Road. The road was gravel/rock. Bartimus failed to reduce speed, lost control and traveled into the ditch on the south side of 250 North Road. No injuries. No tow.


2-13-24 Joseph Dobyns was traveling south on County 6 around 1825 North and a deer ran into the roadway hitting the side of his vehicle. No injuries. No tow.


2-14-24 Hunter McKown was traveling east on 900 North Road. A deer ran into the roadway and McKown hit the deer. No injuries. No tow.


2-15-24 Bryan Shaw and Lillian Simpson were involved in a traffic crash. Shaw was traveling south on 2000 East through the intersection and was struck by Simpson traveling East on 350 North Road. Shaw did not see Simpson when he proceeded through the intersection. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and both drivers were taken to the hospital by ambulance.


2-16-24 Justin Bilyeu was traveling eastbound on County Highway #6, approximately 2/10 of a mile east of Township Road 2000 E. Bilyeu began to proceed over a small, concrete bridge, when he lost control on the snow covered roadway. Bilyeu struck the north side of the concrete bridge, approximately three-quarters length of the bridge to the east, with the front, driver's side area of the vehicle. The impact caused the vehicle to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction, sending Bilyeu in an easterly direction. Bilyeu then struck the guardrail, on the north side of the bridge at the east end, with the front, passenger side area. Bilyeu slid along the guardrail, causing the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise into the north ditch, where it overturned on its driver's side, coming to rest, facing southeast. The vehicle received front end damage, driver's side damage, and damage to the driver's side rear area. Bilyeu refused medical treatment and the vehicle was towed from the scene.


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