Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/31/23

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

 

1-30-23 Kane Passini, age 28, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD for violating and order of protection.

 

1-28-23 David Malone, age 33, of Mount Auburn was arrested by CCSO for violating an order of protection.

 

1-29-23 John Prather, age 37, of Danvers was arrested by CCSO for driving under the influence and driving on suspended license.

 

1-27-23 Robert Montgomery was traveling at 1195 IL Route 48 when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-28-23 Vernell Green was traveling southwest on IL Route 48 approximately half mile east of Houston Street 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;

 

1/28/23

 

Steven D. Leonard, age 43, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI, Obstructing a Police Officer, and Feeling and Eluding.

 

Jacob C. Krouse, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct.

 

1/29/23

 

Niti N. Patel, age 31, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for DUI and Possession of Cannabis Greater than 50 grams.

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/27/23

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

 

Arrests

 

1-25-23 Layla Schuyler was arrested BY Sangamon County on a pretrial violation warrant for meth.

 

Crashes

 

 1-25-23 Mark Brown, age 58, of Moweaqua was traveling northbound on US Route 51 approaching 900 North Road. Brown lost control of his vehicle and spun in the heavy snow and black ice and came to rest in the ditch. The vehicle was able to be towed and driven from the scene. No injuries.

 

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

 

72 year old Nancy J. Oller of Taylorville was arrested for theft. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department responded to the following vehicle accidents:

 

On January 18th around 5:38 PM, a minor from Stonington was backing up and struck a vehicle driven by Katherine Truesdell of Plainview near 100 S. Washington Street. No injuries were reported.

 

On January 19th around 4:17 PM, Lauel M. Jacobs of Pana was slowed in traffic while traveling westbound on Park Street near the Walnut Street intersection. Lexi N. Shull of Taylorville was also westbound on Park Street and was behind Jacobs.  Shull failed to reduce speed striking the rear of Jacobs. After striking the rear of Jacobs, Shull left the roadway to the north striking a tree.  No injuries were reported.  Shull received a citation for failure to reduce speed.

 

On January 22nd, around 1:25 PM, Cameren Cook of Oconee was traveling east on Springfield Road with Troy Smith of Taylorville following.  Cook slowed to let Smith pass.  Smith passed on Springfield Road.  Smith then slowed in the roadway and Cook rear ended Smith.  The police claim this was an incident of road rage as Cook exited the vehicle and punched the drivers side door window.  No damage was caused and Cook was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an incident.  Smith was also issued a citation for driving suspended. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/25/23

Taylorville Police Department reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1/19/23

 

Brynn D. Heathcock, age 28, of Decatur Illinois was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.

 

Rodney D. Sizemore, age 24, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

1/20/23

 

Daniel P. Ballard, age 52, of Tovey Illinois was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.

 

1/21/23

 

A Juvenile Male, age 17, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

Jacob A. Samson, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

Kellie L. Wingo, age 32, of Taylorville was arrested for Domestic Battery.

 

1/23/23

 

Jerry W. Riggs, age 38, of Taylorville was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.

 

Suzanne K. Austin, age 50, of Taylorville was arrested for Delivery of Methamphetamine.

 

Garret L. Austin, age 55, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Cannabis 500-2000 grams with intent to deliver.

 

1/24/23

 

Marlena S. Wadkins, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft

 

1/25/23

 

Ronald J. Robinson, age 46, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/23/23

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

 

1-20-23 Levi Durbin, age 23, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for aggravated battery to a peace officer.

 

1-20-23 Jahquel Pearsall, age 20 was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County warrant for burglary.

 

1-20-23 Mysean Burden, age 20 was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County warrant for burglary.

 

1-20-23 Kimberly Carrell, age 29, of Pana was arrested by CCSO for meth precursor.

 

1-22-23 Nathaniel Bain, age 33, of Mattoon was arrested by Pana PD on a FTA warrant for burglary.

 

 

Crashes

 

1-17-23 Andrew Brown was traveling southeast on IL-Rt. 104 in Taylorville Township at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into a skid crossing the west bound lane of traffic and was sideways when it left the roadway. The driver side rear end of the bed was the first to make contact with the ditch embankment. The vehicle then went into the air and landed on the front end grill area of the truck. The vehicle then landed on the driver side and continued to skid back across both lanes of IL-Rt. 104 to the south. When Brown ran off the road on its side the vehicle then flipped one time and landed on the wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Brown was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

1-20-23 Patrick Huston was traveling East on 2675 North Rd at 600 East RD when a deer entered the roadway. Huston was unable to avoid the deer. Huston struck the deer and sustained damage to the vehicle’s front end. Huston was able to drive from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/18/23

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

 

1-17-23 Chad Tungate, age 40, of Lincoln was arrested by Logan County on a Christian county FTA warrant for theft.

 

1-17-23 Eric, Black, age 33 of Springfield was arrested by Sangamon County on a Christian County FTA warrant for violating an Order of Protection.

 

Crashes

 

12-22-22 Jennifer Lewis was involved in a traffic crash. Lewis turned onto Route 48 from 965 East Road and lost control and ran off the roadway. Lewis hit the end of a guardrail causing damage to the vehicle and the guardrail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-30-22 Tyson Kime was backing out of the driveway traveling south at 9 W Magnolia Ave, Pana, IL 62557, crossing over the roadway. Kime backed into a parked car across the roadway on the south side of the road. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-10-23 Nathan Broaddus was traveling Southwest on IL Route 48 when a deer ran in the roadway. Broaddus made contact with the deer on the driver side rear bumper. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-10-23 Zachary Armour was traveling east southeast through the curve on 2050 North Road at about 400 East when he lost control on the slick iced road. Armour went off the south side of the roadway and into the ditch. Armour overturned one complete time and came to rest with the driver side door on the ground. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-10-23 Ashley Woods was traveling southbound on 930 East Road from IL Route 104 when a deer ran across the road striking the driver’s side of her vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

1-11-23 Mary Wolf was traveling south on Route 51. Around 75 North Wolf began to have a medical issue. Wolf ran off the road on the right side and drove in the ditch hitting a driveway culvert. This spun the car and caused it to stop. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-12-23 Parker Thomason was traveling east on 2050 North Road when a deer entered the roadway and made contact with the driver’s side door. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-13-23 Alexander Jackson was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 48 and was approximately 2/10 of a mile north of Township Road 1550 N. Jackson lost control on the ice covered roadway, exited the roadway to the left, sliding across a private gravel lane, and then striking the west ditch. The impact with the ditch embankment caused Jackson to overturn on the passenger side. After sliding a short distance in the grass Jackson came to rest facing northeast. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-15-23 Zoe Hoover was traveling west on Route 104 in South Fork township when he struck a deer in the roadway. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

1-16-23 Melvin Green and Sherry Butkauskas were involved in a traffic crash in Pana township. Green was traveling north on 2500 East Road. Butkauskas was traveling west on 100 North Road. Both units approached the intersection at the same time. Green failed to stop at the posted stop sign. Green was taken to the hospital by ambulance and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Taylorville Police reported the following to Regional Radio News;

 

1/13/23

 

Retta A. Loreth, age 61, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

 

Robert D. Burke, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for an IDOC Warrant.

 

Georgia E. Ward, age 48, of Taylorville was arrested on a Warrant.

 

1/14/23

 

Megan M. Whitaker, age 37, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and Suspended Registration.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following car accidents.

 

Aaron E. Kerwood of Taylorville was traveling east in the 800 block of West Vandeveer Street on January 4th when they improperly crossed into the oncoming traffic lane.  Kerwood struck a parked vehicle.  The vehicle was pushed by the initial impact into another vehicle which was parallel parked directly behind it.  Kerwood continued to drive east from the scene immediately after striking one of the parked vehicles.  The crash was reported after the fact. Kerwood’s vehicle was later located with matching damage a few blocks away and he was given a citation for improper lane usage and leaving the scene of a crash with vehicle damage. 

 

Douglas A. Brachear of Taylorville was driving northwest on Route 29 on January 13th when a group of deer ran across the highway.  Brachear struck a deer causing significant front end damage.  No injuries were reported. 

 

On January 14th, A minor from Owaneco was traveling southwest on Spresser Street when for unknown reasons, they crossed both lanes of traffic and continued off the road striking a ditch. The impact caused the vehicle to roll over and land on its top.  The minor and their passenger were transported by ambulance to St. John’s Hospital with suspected serious injuries.  The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/13/23

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

 

1-9-23 Christopher Mills was arrested by CCSO on FTA warrant for possession of meth.

 

1-10-23 Nikki Snow, age 44, of Pana was arrested by CCSO on a FTA warrant for theft.

 

1-10-23 Robin Jones, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested by CCSO on a FTA  warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol.

 

1-12-23 Sierra Durbin, age 27 of Taylorville was arrested by Edinburg PD for aggravated battery.

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/09/23

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

 

Sierra M. Durbin, age 27, of Taylorville was arrested for Driving While License Suspended.

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following car accidents: 

 

Jordan Belden of Beecher City was traveling southbound on Route 29 on December 28th at 8:46 PM and swerved to hit a deer.  Belden struck the deer but was uninjured. 

 

Joshua P. Nation of Edwardsville reported on December 29th that their vehicle had been hit the prior week. Nation said they did not know the exact date or time the accident occurred but it was either Dec. 23rd or 24th. According to police, Nation’s parent advised that the accident was minor and no damage occurred to either vehicle. 

 

Mason A. Scattergood was headed northeast on Route 48 near Cherokee Street when he drove off the roadway into a ditch.  Scattergood was transported to St. John’s hospital with injuries. 

 

Taylorville police responded to a vehicle accident on January 6th at 8:57 PM. TPD was dispatched to 821 E. Elm.  Amanda D. Johanningmeier of Taylorville reported sideswiping a parked car.  TPD made contact with the other vehicle’s owner who was parked legally on the side of the street. Johanningmeier’s vehicle had minor damage and the hit vehicle’s side door was damaged and the mirror was broken off.  Johanningmeier was issued a citation. 


 

Area Arrests And Accidents 01/06/23

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

 

1/03/23


Jason L. Leach, age 45, of Taylorville was arrested for Fraud. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/4/23

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

 

1-2-23 Ronald Durham was involved in a traffic crash in Taylorville township. Durbin was traveling west on IL-Rt. 104 when he had a medical emergency causing his vehicle to leave the roadway. Durbin left the roadway on the south side of the road, hit a culvert causing his vehicle to go airborne. The vehicle landed in the property owners front yard. The vehicle continued southwest until it made contact with the property owners house. The house received damage to the bricks and downspout on the front north east side. Durbin was taken to the hospital and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

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

 

12/30/22

 

Zachary T. Bland, age 29, of Pana Illinois was arrested for DUI and Obstructing Justice.

 

1/01/23

 

Debbie R. Horn, age 53, of Taylorville was arrested for Vehicle Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property.

 

Timothy D. Griffin, age 42, of Taylorville was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

 

Mason A. Scattergood, age 22, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

 

1/02/23

 

A Male Juvenile, age 16, of Pana Illinois was arrested for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

 

Beth A. Schmitz, age 49, of Pana Illinois was arrested for Driving with Suspended Registration and Driving While License Revoked.

Area Arrests And Accidents 1/3/23

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

 

12-30-22 Bradley Long, age 51, of Morrisonville was arrested by CCSO for illegal transportation of cannabis by a passenger.

 

12-30-22 Craig Walden, age 60, of Morrisonville was arrested by Moweaqua PD on a body attachment warrant.

 

12-31-22 Shelly Smith, age 50, of Nokomis was arrested by CCSO on a body attachment warrant.

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