Police Blotter

Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/30/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

40 year old Paul L. Scribner of Pana was arrested on Friday on an original arrest warrant related to a 2019 charge of theft. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

21 year old Jordan K. Weller of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant related to a 2017 charge for obstructing justice. Bond was set at $1,000.

 

24 year old Tiara N. Shull of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant related to a 2015 DUI charge. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

49 year old Randall C. Smith of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday on an original arrest warrant related to a 2019 charge for driving on suspended license. Bond was set at $10,000.

 

28 year old Brandon A. Durbin of Pana was arrested on Saturday for threatening a public official.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 10 EMS calls between 9 on Friday morning and 9 on Monday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 10/29/19

The Christian County Sheriffs Office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

23 year old Anthony D. Benavides of Springfield was arrested on Monday for possession of a controlled substance.

 

37 year old Caleb L. Walker of Taylorville was arrested on Monday on an original arrest warrant for a 2019 violation of an order of protection. Bond was set at $100,000.  

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Saturday evening. 67 year old John D. Bisby of Mechanicsburg was driving eastbound on 2600 North Road ¼ mile East of 725 East Road. Bisby stated that three deer ran out in front of his vehicle. Causing a collision. Bisby than left the roadway on the right hand side of the road and hit a utility pole in the ditch. Damage was caused to both the vehicle and the utility pole. No injuries were reported. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Saturday morning. 60 year old John W. Abrams of Ramsey was following to close behind 34 year old Jeffrey W. Degg of Witt. Both vehicles were traveling northbound on 1250 East Road. As Degg went to turn westbound onto 900 North Road, Abrams failed to slow down. Abrams began breaking but began to hydroplane because of the water on the roadway. Abrams then traveled northbound in the southbound lane, striking the driver’s side of Degg’s vehicle. Abrams proceeded to drive into the ditch on the west side of the roadway. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

18 year old Erick A. Summer of Edinburg was arrested on Monday along with two juveniles for criminal trespassing to a vehicle. All males were released with Summer receiving a notice to appear. The other males were released to their parents/guardians.

 

46 year old Dawn M. Bayne of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for driving while license revoked.

 

37 year old Caleb Walker of Taylorville was arrested on a Christian County Warrant.

 

23 year old Anthony D. Benavides from Taylorville was arrested for Possession of a controlled substance.

 

Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on the morning of October 22nd.  26 year old Kira K. Herzog of Taylorvillewas traveling westbound on Spresser Street. 27 year old Staci L. King of Stonington was following behind Herzog and was not able to stop in time, causing a collision. Both vehicles were able to drive away from the scene.

 

On October 25th Taylorville Police responded to a vehicle accident when 24 year old Amber R. Pearse of Taylorville was traveling southbound on Route 29 heading toward Taylorville. Pearse was behind 44 year old David A. Keeney of Springfield and struck the rear end of Keeney causing damage. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. 
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/27/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

39 year old Steven A. Douglas of Ramsey was arrested on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2002 case for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000.

 

54 year old Scarlet D. Farlow of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2018 charge for possession. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

53 year old Julie K. Whitehead of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for domestic battery.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office learned of a vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon. 39 year old Amanda R. Emerson of Assumption reported that she hit a deer on the way home. The deer was hit somewhere on 2100 N Road. No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon. 32 year old Timothy R. Kocurek of Kincaid was traveling south on 900 E Road near 1825 N Road. Kocurek hit a deer. No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle crash on Tuesday. 86 year old Joseph L. Qualls of Taylorville was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 48. Qualls traveled off the roadway to the right into the ditch. The vehicle continued in the ditch and struck an embankment at 531 N IL Route 48. Qualls drove the wrecked truck to Casey’s in Morrisonville. The vehicle sustained unknown damage and QUalls was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle crash on Monday evening. 48 year old Sarah N. Sneed of Taylorville was forced off the roadway on IL 29 due to a vehicle coming her way. She went over the curbing at the entrance of Caps Cars, causing damage to two tires and the wheels as well as damage to the rocker cladding.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There was 1 EMS call between 9 on Thursday morning and 9 on Friday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/25/19-9/26/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

36-year-old Jacob O. Banning of Pana was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2018 case of aggravated battery to a child and bodily harm and a new drug paraphernalia charge.  No bond was posted. 

 

34-year-old Patrick N. Butler of Taylorville was arrested on  Wednesday for driving on a suspended license and aggravated fleeing police. 

 

27-year-old Aaron M. Ballion of Blue Mound was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2018 case for operating an uninsured motor vehicle/bodily harm. Bond was set at $1,500.

 

35-year-old Jerry W. Riggs of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on an original arrest warrant for a 2019 domestic battery/bodily harm charge.


The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

38-year-old Steven J. Donoho of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for no valid driver’s license.

 

51 year old Sheila Mcleod of Tupelo Missouri was arrested on Tuesday for driving while license was suspended/revoked.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News; 

 

There were 5 EMS calls between 9 on Wednesday morning and 9 on Thursday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/24/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

37-year-old Wayne H. Piepenbrink of Edinburg was arrested on Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2010 contempt of course case. Bond was set at $1,500.

 

32-year-old Adam G. Brachear of Springfield was arrested on Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2015 theft case. Bond was set at $2,500.

 

28-year-old Nicole L. Jenkins of Raymond was arrested on Monday on an original arrest warrant from a 2016 charge for possession of a controlled substance.  Bond was set at $200,000.

 

30-year-old Nicholas L. Cox of Pana was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated fleeing and alluding an officer and resisting arrest.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

30-year-old Nicholas L. Cox of Pana was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated fleeing and eluding and resisting a peace officer. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Cheney Street and Nector Lane on the morning of September 12th. 47-year-old Amy C. Wanless of Taylorville was traveling north on Cheney Street and 21-year-old Alexa R. Hart of Taylorville was following behind and wasn’t able to stop in time as Wanless waited to turn. Both vehicles were able to drive away.  No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 3 EMS calls and 1 Personal assistance call between 9 on Monday morning and 9 on Tuesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/23/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

53 year old Harold L. Friend of Owaneco was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

36 year old Lindsey M. Passoni of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for theft between $10,000 and $100,000.

 

32 year old Ryan D. Cantrell of Decatur was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2019 case related to a residential burglary.  Bond was set at $150,000. 

 

33 year old Wade M. Bottoms of Taylorville was arrested on  Saturday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

34 year old Krystal L. Huckstadt of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

47 year old Jason E. Newberry of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

51 year old James R. Lunsford of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

36 year old Sara A. Edwards of Ramsey was arrested on an original arrest warrant for a 2018 charge for possession of methamphetamine.  Bond was set at $7,500.

 

45 year old Stacey E. Karnes of Tower Hill was arrested on Sunday for aggravated battery. 

 

40 year old Matthew Burries of Pana was arrested on Monday on an original arrest warrant for a 2019 charge related to failing to report a change of address.  Bond was set at $60,000.

 

32 year old WIlliam D. Thomas of Pana was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Thursday evening.69 year old J. M. Hopper of Rochester was headed northbound on County Road 22, a deer ran into the path of Hopper’s vehicle.  Hopper struck the deer causing front end damage. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

47 year old Dennis L. Bertoni of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for driving suspended.

 

34 year old Krystal L. Huckstadt of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine and failure to report a change of address/sex offender.

 

33 year old Wade M. Bottoms of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine and failure to report a change of address/sex offender.

 

47 year old Jason E. Newberry of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

51 year old James R. Lunsford of Taylorville was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, and extortion.

 

53 year old Harold L. Friend of Owaneco was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

33 year old William D. Thomas of Pana was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon.

 

18 year old Wyatt L. Cain was arrested on Sunday and issued a city ordinance for illegal consumption of alcohol to a minor.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News:

 

There were 9 EMS calls between 9 on Friday morning and 9 on Monday Morning.
 

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Shelby County Arrests--September

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

 

26 year old Aaron M. Watson of Lakewood was arrested on September 3rd for possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 1900E near 100 North.  He was transported to the detention center and later posted bond and was released.

 

35 year old Christopher F. Feldhake of Strasburg was arrested on September 5th for driving revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, use of an electronic communication device, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Louisa Street.  He was transported to the Detention Center for processing.

 

26 year old Waith A. Williams of Fairview Heights was arrested on September 8th for driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop on Route 128 at 1950N. His passenger, 30 year old Priscilla S. Martinez of Charleston was arrested on an active Coles County warrant.  Both were transported for processing.  Williams posted bond and Martinez was transported to Coles County. 

 

53 year old Kevin L. Sommer of Oconee was arrested on September 10th for no valid driver's license, operation of a motor vehicle with no insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver after deputies were called to the Oconee Pub for an accident.  Sommer was transported to the detention center for processing and later posted bond and was released.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/20/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

40 year old Eric Klein of Pana was arrested on Thursday for violation of an order of protection.

 

20 year old Brandi S. Kay of Pana was arrested on Thursday on an original arrest warrant for a 2018 possession of methamphetamine charge. No Bond was listed.

 

34 year old Daniel C. Wright of Jeiseyville was arrested on Thursday for possession of cannabis.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

24 year old Samatha L. Beisher of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for driving while license suspended.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There was 1 EMS call between 9 on Thursday morning and 9 on Friday morning
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/19/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

41 year old Donald E. Runyon of Kincaid was arrested on Thursday due to a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2019 case for driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

41 year old Donald E. Runyon of Kincaid was arrested on Thursday for a Sangamon County Warrant.

 

31 year old Danny J. Bavetta of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for driving while license suspended.

 

34 year old Jacqueline R. Yard of Blue Mound was arrested on Wednesday for driving while license suspended.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/18/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

27 year old Charles R. Warren of Taylorville was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday morning. 43 year old Ryan J. Burman was westbound on Township Road 1700 N Road. Burman lost control of his vehicle and went off the roadway to the right hitting a small bush, then striking a tree head on. Burman was injured in the crash and taken to St. Johns in Springfield.  

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

33 year old Kimberlee B. Green of Pana was arrested on Tuesday on Macon and Shelby County warrants.

 

27 year old Charles R. Warren of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News:

 

There were 4 EMS calls between 9 on Tuesday morning and 9 on Wednesday morning.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/17/19

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

47 year old Vanessa L. Herman of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for driving suspended.

 

37 year old Mathew S. Konneker of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for a valid Macoupin County and Montgomery County warrant.

 

57 year old Andrew Akers of Springfield was arrested on Sunday for a Sangamon County warrant and aggravated battery.

 

45 year old Stephen C. Peck of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for driving while license suspended.

 

36 year old Mark A. Black Jr. of Virginia was arrested on Sunday for a warrant.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 EMS calls between 9 on Monday morning and 9 on Tuesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/16/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Friday evening on County Highway 1, ½ mile north of Johnson Township Road 1100 North. 53-year-old James H. Clark of Streator hit a deer. No injuries were reported.

40-year-old Robby L. Middleton of Macon was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a contempt of court charge.  Bond was set at $2,000.

 

59-year-old Roger S. Hampton of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2019 charge of trespassing. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

36-year-old Mark Black of Chesterfield, Virginia was arrested on Sunday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2018 charge of driving on suspended/revoked license. Bond was set at $3,000.

 

57-year old Andrew M. Akers of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for aggravated battery and an original arrest warrant for DUI Alcohol from a 2012 charge.  Bond was set at $3,000.

 

34-year-old Michael P. Wadlow of Kane was arrested on Monday for domestic battery and criminal damage to property. 

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;


There were 8 EMS calls between 9 on Friday morning and 9 on Monday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/13/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

26 year old Christopher J. Johnson of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday on an original arrest warrant for a 2017 Aggravated DUI charge.  Bond was set at $1,000.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Friday morning. 36 year old Dustin M. Boyd of Kincaid was headed westbound on Taylorville Township Road 1330 North. Just east of Township Road 940 East, a deer ran into the path of Boy’ds vehicle.  Boyd struck the deer causing front end damage. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

26 year old Christopher J. Johnson of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday on a Christian County Warrant.

 

23 year old Destiney Kee of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday for driving while license revoked.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 2 EMS calls between 9 on Thursday morning and 9 on Friday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/12/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

37-year-old Sean W. King of Assumption was arrested on Wednesday for domestic battery.

 

21-year-old Kaleb A. Vaughn of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on an original arrest warrant related to a predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 charge.  Bond was set at $500,000.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

21-year-old Kaleb Vaughn of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a warrant. 
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/11/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following to Regional Radio News:

 

30 year old Spencer D. Hill of Assumption was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated battery.

 

39 year old Jeramiah D. Johnson of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on an original arrest warrant. Bond was set at $5,000.

 

24 year old Jamie D. Sizemore of Owaneco was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2019 traffic case. Bond was set at $7,500.

 

43 year old Keith L. Wiseman of Effingham was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2011 case. Bond was set at $50,000.

 

27 year old Amanda M. Vanostren of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2019 case for possession of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $7,500.

 

30 year old Annyssa R. Myers of Virden was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2018 case. Bond was set at $1,500.

 

28 year old Steven M.E. Wilson of Kincaid was arrested on Tuesday for domestic violence.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday evening. 28 year old Samantha M. Salmons of Blue Mound was traveling northeast on Route 48. The driver stated she saw an animal that resembled a large cat cross the road in front of her, causing her to hit her breaks and make her vehicle skidded into the southbound lane. Salmons then ran off the roadway on the left colliding with a stop sign on 2300 North Road finally stopping on Route 48 just north of 2300 North Road. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon. A minor from Taylorville was traveling eastbound on 1000 North Road and was approaching 900 East Road, a “T” intersection. The minor began to turn right onto 900 East traveling too fast and lost control. The minor left the roadway to the left striking a culvert in the ditch. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News; 

 

30 year old Spencer D. Hill of Assumption was arrested on Tuesday for aggravated battery.

 

27 year old Delaney S. Dilley of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for battery.

 

39 year old Jeramiah D. Johnson of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft and a valid Christian County Warrant.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News:

 

There were 2 EMS calls and one personal assistance call between 9 on Tuesday morning and 9 on Wednesday morning

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/10/19

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

 

28-year-old Gregory M. Stone of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for an original arrest warrant from a 2018 case involving driving on suspended/revoked license in two separate counties. Bond was set at $6,000.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

63-year-old Clarence D. Coghlan of Edinburg was arrested on Friday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

30-year-old Candice M. Richardson of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for registration suspended and mandatory insurance violation.

 

20-year-old Evan M. Hogge of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday for Zero Tolerance (DUI), Illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor (city ordinance), reckless driving, and no valid driver’s license.  He was released with a notice to appear. 

 

28-year-old Justin A. Jett of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault, and attempt (aggravated battery).

 

18-year-old Dakota W. Moyer of Decatur was arrested on Sunday for driving with no valid driver’s license and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

 

28-year-old Cody L. Howard of Taylorville was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury.

 

18-year-old Michael L. Durbin Jr. of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for battery.

 

28-year-old Gregory M. Stone of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for a warrant.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on the afternoon of September 5th. 40-year-old Brent A. Phegley of Shelbyville was in the right turn lane to turn south on Cheney Street. 48-year-old Nicole A. Lawyer of Owaneco was traveling east on Springfield Road. Phegley accelerated in the turn lane, hit the median than hit Lawyer’s vehicle. Phegley lost control, regained it and pulled into Battery Specialist. When Lawyer turned in, Phegley accelerated ran over the curb cutting off another vehicle and took off swerving in and out of traffic without stopping.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Monday afternoon. 28-year-old Justin A. Jett left Davita Dialysis located at 901 West Spresser Street upset and entered their vehicle to leave the property. Jett backed the vehicle out of the parking spot and according to the owner of the other vehicle, Chauntae E. Stubbs, a worker at Davita Dialysis, accelerated their vehicle hitting Stubb’s vehicle. Jett’s vehicle sustained heavy damage including airbag deployment, Stubb’s vehicle had minor damage and was pushed into the center island. Jett fled the scene and was later apprehended by law enforcement. Jett said he had minor injuries but refused treatment. Jett was issued citations for reckless driving, no insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a medical emergency vehicle accident on Monday evening. TPD received a call from Christian County 911 in regards to a motor vehicle crash in the 200 block of North Webster Street in Taylorville. 911 reported the female driver was attempting to drive herself to the hospital and was experiencing a medical emergency due to a heart condition. Upon arrival, TPD observed the vehicle sitting in the roadway. The driver, 60-year-old Diane R. Buchanon of Pana was short of breath and explained that she did, in fact, have a medical condition. She was driving to the hospital and got lost, but the medical issue caused her to swerve and hit a pole. Dunn’s Ambulance and TFD responded shortly thereafter. The vehicle received significant damage. Buchanon was rushed to the hospital.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on the evening of September 8th. 28-year-old Cody L. Howard of Taylorville was involved with a verbal altercation with a pedestrian, 29-year-old Jeremy R. Masters of Taylorville in the parking lot of 301 West Main Cross Street. After claiming to be threatened with a knife by Masters, Howard proceeded to back their vehicle out of the property.  During the backing, Masters claimed to have been struck by Howard and claimed injury as a result. Howard collided with a utility pole causing power lines to drop and the pole to be shifted from its foundation along with a loss of power. Howard refused to return to the scene of the accident when requested to do so by law enforcement. Law enforcement arrived at the location of Howard and observed the damage. Howard was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and a citation for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries within 30 minutes. Masters was taken to TMH for evaluation.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident in the afternoon on September 9th. TPD received a call of a two car traffic crash at Cheney and State Street. 41-year-old John M. Corso of Taylorville was traveling northbound on Cheney Street when he slowed for traffic that was stopping in front of him. 36-year-old Susan Skelton of Kincaid was traveling behind and was looking away and didn’t realize that Corso had stopped and hit the back of his vehicle. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 EMS calls between 9 on Monday morning and 9 on Tuesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/9/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

21 year old Thomas L.R. Painter of Taylorville was arrested on Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2018 case involving leaving the scene of an accident with motor vehicle damage.  Bond was set at $7,500.

 

20 year old William T. Morrissey of Kincaid was arrested on Friday for the consumption of alcohol by a minor.

 

28 year old Justin A. Jett of Hewitville was arrested on Friday for leaving the scene of an accident with motor vehicle damage, reckless damage to property, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and disorderly conduct.

 

28 year old Angelique Ayers of Taylorville was arrested on Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant from a 2018 case involving theft.  Bond was set at $3,000.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident at 590N 1250 East on Thursday evening. 23 year old Cody M. Caraker of Taylorville was headed south on County Highway 1 near 590 North when a coyote entered the roadway.  Caraker hit the coyote and caused damage to the front end of the vehicle and the motor. The vehicle was towed. No injuries were reported. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to multiple accidents in the town of Taylorville on the afternoon of September 5th. 40 year old Brent A. Phegley of Shelbyville was headed south on Route 29. Phegley’s back right tire was gone and he was driving on the rim. Phegley tried to turn right on 1600 East Road and hit the vehicle driven by 59 year old Marcia R. Mckinnie of Taylorville as Mckinnie was stopped at a stop sign. Phegley was arrested. The vehicle driven by Phegley was stolen out of Springfield. 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on the evening of September 1st. A vehicle driven by Lee F. Huskisson of Taylorville was headed north on IL Route 48 at about 90 East and hit livestock coming to rest in the north ditch. No injuries were reported.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle accident on the evening of September 1st. A vehicle driven by Vone Keomala of Urbana was traveling south on IL Route 48 at about 90 East and hit livestock. No injuries were reported.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 5 EMS calls between Friday morning at 9 and Monday morning at 9.
 

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Shelby County Arrests---August

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

 

38 year old David L. Kerr Jr. of Tower Hill was arrested on August 15th for disorderly conduct-breach of peace after making several alarming telephone calls to the Shelby County Circuit Clerks Office. He was transported to the Detention Center for processing and posted bond.

 

26 year old Sarah M. Shaw of Tower Hill was arrested on August 24th for domestic battery.  She was transported to the Detention Center awaiting a court appearance. 

 

47 year old Chad R. Hammond was arrested on August 28th for speeding, disobeying a stop sign, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and driving while license revoked. He was transported to the Detention Center awaiting a court appearance. He later posted bond and was released. 

 

22 year old David E. Dilley of Cowden was arrested on September 2nd for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the detention center awaiting a court appearance.

 

The Shelby County Sheriff's office responded to a vehicle accident on August 20th at 2200E just south of 1500N.  Deputies arrived on the scene and found a white Nissan in the ditch that ran off the road and struck a utility pole. No occupants were found in the vehicle.  A investigation led to the driver being identified as 23 year old Dakota Tipton of Shelbyville.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/6/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

42 year old Thomas E. Merrifield of Pana was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2017 case.  Bond was set at $10,000.

 

41 year old Ryan D. Buerk of Taylorville was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant for a 2018 case. Bond was set at $100,000.

 

40 year old Brent A. Phegley of Shelbyville was arrested on Thursday for an arrest warrant from a 2019 case and aggravated DUI and theft. Bond was set at $500. 


The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 4 EMS calls between 9 on Thursday morning and 9 on Friday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/5/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

29 year old Charles M. Carron of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2019 case. Bond was set at $10,000.

 

18 year old Christopher J. Clark of Edinburg was arrested on Wednesday for theft and no driver's license. 

 

47 year old Joshua W. Koons of Pana was arrested on Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2006 case for failure to appear. Bond was set at $100.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

29 year old Charles M. Carron of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday on a Christian County Warrant.

 

27 year old Bayleigh M. Durham of Taylorville was arrested on Wednesday for driving while license suspended.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Thursday.  82 year old Helen Jansen of Effingham was backing out of a parking spot on the square at the intersection of Main and Main Cross and struck the vehicle driven by 23 year old Brianna R. Buttery of Taylorville. No injuries were reported and Jansen was given a citation for improper backing.

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon. 35 year old Christopher R. Ager of Taylorville was stopped in traffic in the 900 block of West Spresser Street. 17 year old Chelsey L. Durbin of Taylorville was behind Ager’s vehicle and changing lanes. Durbin struck Ager’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to a vehicle accident on E. Park Street and North Main Street on the afternoon of August 24th. A Ford pickup was traveling westbound on East Park Street towards the intersection of North Main Street. A minor was traveling northbound in a Lincoln Sedan on North Main Street towards the intersection of East Park Street. The minor stopped at the stop sign but failed to yield for the Ford pickup as he crossed the intersection westbound. The minor pulled out in front of the Ford and was struck in the passenger side of the vehicle. The pickup truck received disabling damage to the front end of the vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and there were three possible injuries due to the accident. The minor received a citation for failure to yield at an intersection.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 2 EMS Calls and 1 Fire call between Wednesday morning at 9 and Thursday morning at 9.

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/4/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

35 year old Jerome H. Mason of Pana was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2017 arrest for criminal damage to property. Bond was set at $3,500.

 

35 year old Jerry W. Riggs of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2019 arrest for domestic battery.  Bond was set at $10,000.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

33 year old Sarah M. Marta of Edinburg was arrested on Tuesday for driving while license suspended.

 

34 year old Kevin Hendricker of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for a valid Christian County Warrant.

 

35 year old Jerry Riggs of Taylorville was arrested on a Christian County Warrant.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There was 1 EMS call, 1 personal assistance call, and 1 motor vehicle accident call between 9 on Tuesday morning and 9 on Wednesday morning.
 

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Area Arrests, Accidents, And Fire Calls 9/3/19

The Christian County Sheriff’s office reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident on Monday morning. Nicholis B. Smith of Kincaid was was pulling a trailer northbound on East Street in Jeisyville. Just prior to First Street, Smith drove off the roadway entering the east ditch. The trailer being pulled hit a utility pole causing damage to the pole and a power outage. The trailer received a bent rim.

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle accident Sunday morning at 10:02 AT 90 East IL Route 48 in Harvel. Marion F. Kirkpatrick of Harvel was traveling southwest on IL route 48 and struck a cow. No injuries were reported, and Kirkpatrick was able to drive away.

 

26 year old Christine R. Taylor of Morrisonville was arrested on Sunday for domestic battery.

 

53 year old Curtis R. Burney of Bulpitt was arrested on Tuesday for criminal damage to property.

 

38 year old Terry D. Griffin of Taylorville was arrested on Friday for an original arrest warrant stemming from a 2018 charge for disorderly conduct.  Bond was set at $275.

 

24 year old Ronald D. Fisher of Taylorville was arrested on Saturday for a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2017 charge for theft.  No bond amount was listed.

 

31 year old Dustin J. Johnson of Denver, Colorado was arrested on Saturday for an original arrest warrant from 2009 involving driving under the influence.  Bond was set at $500.

 

34 year old Megan M. Klespitz of Pana was arrested on Monday for an original arrest warrant stemming from a 2017 charge for driving under the influence.  Bond was set at $500.

 

22 year old Lindsey M. Middleton of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2017 charge of driving under the influence.  Bond was set at $5,000.

 

31 year old Dana N. Melvin of Kincaid was arrested on Monday for a bond forfeiture warrant stemming from a 2018 charge of driving revoked/suspended.  Bond was set at $15,000.

 

37 year old Alan J. Logsdon of Shelbyville was arrested on Monday for possession of methamphetamine.

 

46 year old Cheri L. Cott of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for residential burglary.

 

39 year old Megan R. Lynn of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for domestic battery.

 

46 year old Jeremy J. Beard of Taylorville was arrested on Tuesday for domestic battery.

 

The Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

22 year old Lindsey M. Middleton of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for a valid Christian County Warrant.

 

46 year old Cheri L. Cott of Taylorville was arrested on Monday for residential burglary.

 

38 year old James L. Krouse of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday afternoon for disorderly conduct in the City of Taylorville.

 

38 year old James L. Krouse of Taylorville was arrested on Sunday morning for disorderly conduct.

 

24 year old Ronald D. Fisher of Taylorville was arrested on Christian and Macon County Warrants.

 

40 year old Paul L. Scribner of Pana was arrested on Saturday for driving while license suspended.

 

The Taylorville Fire Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

There were 13 EMS calls, 2 smoke calls and 1 personal assistance call between 9 on Friday morning and 9 on Tuesday morning.
 

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