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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/23/21

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

 

11-19-21 Emmanuel Beetem was traveling east bound on county highway 6 in Assumption Township when he missed the curve and collided into a stop sign and then the east ditch on 2300 east road.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/22/21

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

Arrests

 

10-19-21 Dalton Wake 28 was arrestedfor possession of meth.

 

11-20-21 Christopher Ager 37 was arrested for speeding.

 

11-21-21 Tracy Kennedy 46 was arrested for possession of meth.

 

11-21-21 David Yunker 28 was arrested for domestic battery.

 

Crashes

 

11-18-21 Diane McWard-Sullivan was traveling north on 615 East Road in Bear Creek Township when she struck a deer. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-20-21 Feryl Lecocq was traveling westbound on 1350 North Road at 1275 east in Taylorville Township and struck a deer in the middle of the road. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-21-21 Erica Walker was traveling north on 725 East Road in Buckhart Township, approaching a T intersection with 2300 North Road and disregarded a two way directional sign and continued through the T intersection and off of the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and became airborne and struck the ground causing front end damage and air bag deployment. The vehicle came to a rest in a field north of the T intersection and was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

On 11/19/21 Ashley N. Baker age 31 of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant

 

On 11/19/21 Michael P. Neece age 46 of Taylorville was arrested for Driving while License Revoked

 

On 11/20/21 Christopher R. Ager age 37 of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant

 

On 11/21/21 David A. Younker age 28 of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery

 

On 11/21/21 a 13 year old female juvenile from Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct

 

On 11/21/21 a 12 year old female juvenile from Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct 

 

On 11/21/21 a 13 year old male juvenile from Taylorville was arrested for curfew violation

 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/19/21

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

 

11-19-21 Shane Leady 36 was arrested for driving suspended.

 

11-19-21  Jamie Sizemore 37 was arrested for driving revoked.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/18/21

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

 

11-16-21 Devion Austin 26 was arrested for driving suspended.

 

11-17-21 Mary Reed was traveling north on 1250 East Road in Greenwood Township when she struck a deer. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

11-15-21 Craig Moots was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 48, approximately 1/4 of a mile south of Township Road 1900 E. An unknown semi-tractor unit, pulling a semi-trailer, was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 48.. The semi tractor and Moots sideswiped one another. Moots proceeded north and turned right onto Township Road 1900 E to stop and report the accident. The tractor trailer did not stop and continued southbound on Illinois Route 48. Moots received driver's side damage. No injuries were reported.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/17/21

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

 

11-15-21 Taylor Christian 31 was arrested for theft.

 

11-15-21 Randy Tester 68 was arrested for DUI.

 

11-15-21  Jason Thorne 46 was arrested by for domestic battery.

 

11-15-21 Michael Droke 31 was arrested for meth delivery, possession of meth and criminal damage to property.

 

11-15-21  Christine Quinn 51 was arrested for violating an order of protection.

 

11-15-21 Michael Higgenbotham 57 was arrested for violating an order of protection.

 

Crashes

 

11-10-21 Brandon Wittman was traveling southeast on IL Rt. 29 in Buckhart Township when he struck a deer. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

On 11/15/21 a 13 year old juvenile male from Springfield IL was arrested for Aggravated Battery

 

On 11/15/21 Christine F. Quinn age 51 of Jacksonville FL was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection

 

On 11/15/21Michael J. Higgenbotham age 57 of Taylorville was arrested for Violation of Order of Protection and a warrant

 

On 11/15/21 Michael L. Droke age 31 of Taylorville was arrested for Meth Delivery

 

On 11/15/21 Justine M. Turner age 55 of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance

 

On 11/15/21 Sara A. Sunderland age 33 of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine

 

On 11/15/21 Mark G. Passoni age 61 of Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/15/21

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

 

11-11-21 Erika Thompson 34 was arrested for criminal damage to property.

 

11-12-21 Lindsay Hill 23 was arrested for driving revoked.

 

11-12-21 Cody Pugsley 36 was arrested for theft.

 

11-13-21 Gregory Frank 39 was arrested for DUI.

 

11-13-21 Larry Skinner 50 was arrested for meth delivery.

 

11-14-21 Nathaniel Cothern 35 was arrested for possession of meth.

 

11-14-21 Erika Thompson 34 was arrested for domestic battery and aggravated reckless driving.

 

11-12-21 David Cox was traveling northbound on IL Route 48 when he struck wooden debris in the road. No tow. No injuries

 

11-14-21 Abigail Bierman Was traveling nb on 1800 east road when it met a jog in the road. The vehicle traveled through the 1800 north road intersection losing control at the jog in the road and ran off the roadway to the right (east) hitting the ditch embankment and overturning. The vehicle came to a stop approximately 200 feet from the intersection at 1800 north road. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/10/21

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

 

54 year old Fred H. Rutherford of Springfield was arrested on Monday for theft.

 

A 16 year old male was arrested on Monday for aggravated battery. 

 

Taylorville police responded to a vehicle crash on November 3rd at 4:15 PM. 25 year old Taera M. Pinedo of Taylorville struck 56 year old Kathleen Driskell in the rear in traffic on East Main Cross Street and Park Street. Pinedo received a citation.

 

24 year year old Julian A. Marvel of Waggoner was traveling northbound on Route 48 on November 5th at 8:50 AM. 60 year old Deborah K. Stevens of Taylorville was also traveling northbound on Route 48. Marvel said he looked down at his radio and when he looked up again, Stevens was slowing to a stop in front of him. Marvel struck Stevens in the rear end. Stevens said she was turning left onto McAdams Drive from Route 48.  Both units were towed and Marvel was taken to TMH. 

 

On November 7th at 10:04 AM Stephen J. Asbridge of Taylorville was traveling northbound in the 200 block of North Cherokee when it struck the rear end of a US Postal Service vehicle. Asbridge said he was looking at a oncoming vehicle and got distracted and struck the postal service vehicle. Asbridge was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 

 

TPD responded to a vehicle crash on November 8th, 2021 at 7:45 AM. 40 year old Sarah Robinson of Taylorville was stopped in traffic in the 900 block of Springfield Road.  30 year old Chelsey M. Stout of Taylorville was traveling northwest in the 900 Block of Springfield Road. Stout struck the rear of Robinson causing damage to the front end of Stout’s vehicle and the rear of Robinson’s vehicle. EMS arrived on the scene but no injuries were reported. 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/9/21

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

 

11-8-21 Fred Rutherford 54 was arrested for theft.

 

11-7-21 Jennifer Davis was traveling in Ricks Township and struck a deer on IL Route 48 on Beer Creek Road. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
 
11-7-21 Riley Bastin was southbound on 800E in Mt Auburn Township when he struck a deer. His vehicle received disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/8/21

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

 

On 11/5/21 Jennifer K. Buzzard age 37 of Auburn IL was arrested for Retail Theft

 

On 11/5/21 Katelyn A. Melvin age 23 of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of methamphetamine

 

On 11/5/21 Briar D. Samson age 26 of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant

 

On 11/6/21 Justin L. Sexton age 25 of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant

 

On 11/7/21 Beverly A. Miller age 47 of Taylorville was arrested for a warrant

 

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

 

11-5-21 Briar Samson 26 was arrested for domestic battery. 

 

11-6-21 Justin Sexton 25 was arrested for possession of meth, resisting a police officer and and violation of a bail bond.

 

11-6-21 Destiny Smith 20 was arrested for driving suspended.

 

11-6-21 Spencer White 32 was arrested for battery.

 

11-7-21 Tawana Hall 39 was arrested for driving suspended.

 

11-5-21 Hanna Fancher was traveling eastbound on county road 4 in Stonington township when she struck a deer. No tow. No injuries.

 

11-7-21 Gerald Schmitz was in Greenwood township traveling southbound on 1250 E at 369 N when he struck a coyote. The vehicle had minor body damage and was disabled. It was towed from the scene.

 

11-8-21 Bruce Sain was in Prairieton township traveling east bound on county 4 when he struck a deer. The vehicle sustained non disabling damage.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/5/21

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

 

11-4-21 Paul Robison 43 was arrested for criminal trespassing, resisting, and aggravated assault to a peace officer.

 

11-03-21 Megan Alderman was West bound on 1900 n road when she failed to reduce speed to negotiate the "T" intersection. Alderman collided with the west ditch on 2225 e road. The vehicle was found facing North East in the West ditch on 2225 e road. Vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/4/21

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

 

11-2-21 Nathen Lehew was pulling into the parking lot at dollar general and got nervous and hit the gas instead of the brake and struck the building.

 

11-3-21 Jacob Declerk was traveling south on Route 29 in Locust Township. Just south of 1100 North Road a deer ran into the roadway. Declerk hit the deer causing damage to the front of the vehicle.

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/3/21

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

11-02-21 Scott Jones 53 was arrested by CCSO for disorderly conduct.

 

10-30-21 Julie Solliday and Alisha Utsler were involved in a traffic crash in Stonington Township. Solliday was turning northbound off of IL RT 48 onto 1900 East Rd. And stated that she did not see Utsler due to the incline for the railroad tracks. Solliday struck Utsler on the railroad tracks. Utsler was southbound on 1900 E RD. Driver of unit 2 stated that she was crossing the railroad tracks when Solliday turned off of IL RT 48 and struck her vehicle. No injuries.

 

Taylorville Police Department Reported the Following To Regional Radio News;

 

On 11/2/2021 Joseph M. Besson age 35 of Taylorville was arrested for retail theft

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/2/21

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

 

On 10/31/21 Ashley J. Daigle age 30 of Effingham IL was arrested for Driving while License Revoked

 

On 11/1/21 Kiera C. Morrissey age 23 of Kincaid IL was arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle

 

On 11/1/21 Joshua M. Emmerling age 41 of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft

 

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

 

11-1-21 Jason Hutchens 38 was arrested by Sangamon County for driving suspended.
 
11-1-21 Travis Hopping 24 was arrested by Mason County for aggravated ID theft.
 
11-1-21 Trisha Weakley 37 was arrested by CCSO for possession of meth.
 
11-1-21 Kasey Cantrell 28 was arrested by Macon County for possession of meth.

 

10-29-21 Barbara Herin was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 29, approximately 4/10 of a mile south of Township Road 700 N, when a deer entered the roadway. Herin was unable to avoid striking the animal and the vehicle received major front end damage. No injuries were reported.
 

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Area Arrests And Accidents 11/01/21

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

 

10-30-21 Kayla Sparling 29 was arrested by TPD for failure to appear.

 

10-20-21 Jeremy Masters 31 was arrested by TPD for burglary and theft.

 

On 10-29-21, Mary Spinner was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 29, approximately 1/4 of a mile south of Township Road 800 N, when a deer entered the roadway. Spinner was unable to avoid striking the animal. Her vehicle received front-end damage. No injuries were reported.

 

On 10-30-21 Jeffrey Cunningham  WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON CTY 10 AT APPROXIMATELY 76E WHEN A DEER WAS IN THE ROAD. CUNNINGHAM COULD NOT STOP OR MANUEVER AS THERE WERE GUARD RAILS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD. CUNNINGHAM HIT THE DEER AND TRAVELED PAST THE POINT OF IMPACT APPROX 100 FEET WHERE IT CAME TO A STOP AND NOTIFIED 911

 

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

 

On October 30, 2021 at 2331 hours, the Litchfield Fire Department was dispatched by Montgomery County 911 to a report of a vehicle fire.  The first arriving unit arrived to find the bed of pickup truck heavily involved in fire beginning to impinge upon the remainder of the truck and a truck park adjacent to the east. The fire was quickly extinguished with the use of a 1 ¾ inch hoseline.  The incident was declared under control at 2341 hours.  The fire was fought by 4 personnel, staffing 2 apparatus.  
The fire is currently under investigation by Litchfield Fire and Police Departments and anyone with information about the fire is encouraged to contact the Fire Department at 324-8171.

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