Police Blotter

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/28/23

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

 

12/25/23 Accident:  Shannon Stine, 21, was travelling West on 1350 North approximately 1800 East Road. And second vehicle driven by Michael Rahar travelling East on 1350 North road at approximately 1800 East. Both vehicles mirrors sideswiped one another on the center line of 1350 North Road.

 

12/24/23 Accident:   Brayden Christianson, 23, was travelling Northwest on IL Route 29 just South of 800 North Road when It struck a deer crossing the roadway.  Vehicle towed from scene.

 

 

12/27/23 Arrested:  Kendrix Roberson, 18, of Springfield was arrested by CCSO on FTA Warrant.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/26/23

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

Arrests

 

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.

 

Crashes

 

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;

 

12/19/23


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

 

12/22/23

 

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

 

12/23/23

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/18/23

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

12-17-23 Schuyler Wideman, age 37, of Bingham was arrested by CCSO for driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.

 

Crashes

12-11-23 Jeffery Hayden was traveling south on Rt. 29. Just before 800 North Road a deer ran into the roadway. Hayden hit the deer causing major damage to the front of the vehicle. No injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

12-12-23 Kimberly Conlee was traveling east on 500 North Road, went around a curve in the roadway and lost control. Conlee ran off the roadway and overturned landing upright in the field. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Conlee was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

12-13-23 John Bollinger was traveling west on 1400 N Rd at approximately 2425 E. Bollinger went to pass a slower moving grey van. As he was passing the van, Bollinger thought the van was going to strike his vehicle. Bollinger entered the ditch, causing damage to the front bumper. No contact was made between the vehicles. No injuries. No tow.

 

12-15-23 Christine McCombe was traveling South on IL Route 29 when a deer entered the roadway. McCombe was unable to avoid the deer. McCombe struck the deer in the roadway and sustained damage to  the vehicles front end and had to be removed by a tow truck from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

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

 

12/14/23

 

Garrett W. St. Clair, age 19, of Taylorville was arrested for Retail Theft.


12/15/23

 

Kaleb N. Chiles, age 23, of Alborn Minnesota was arrested for Theft over $500.

 

12/17/23

 

Brehia N. Alaria, age 40, of Taylorville was arrested for DUI.

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/15/23

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

 

12-11-23 Michelle Freligh, age 39, of Taylorville was arrested by Kincaid PD for reckless conduct, aggravated battery and battery.

 

12-12-23 Craig Johnson, age 50, of Harvel was arrested by Kincaid PD for driving with suspended license.

 

12-13-23 Shiloh Thomas, age 26, of Kincaid was arrested by Kincaid PD for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

 

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

 

The Taylorville Police Department investigated the following police crashes:  

 

At North Cherokee and East Park Street, on December 7th at 5:20 PM. William Pulley of Taylorville struck Raymond R. Heimsness in the rear after failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash.  Pulley was transported to TMH. 

 

On November 30th at 4:48 PM at Webster and East park Street, Kyle Gordon of Stonington was facing west on West Park in the South turn lane.  Christine D. Marron of Taylorville was traveling east on Spresser Street.  Gordon failed to yield the right of way and Marron hit Gordon's vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  

 

On December 5th at 8:22 AM, on North Cheney and Nector Lane, A minor from Decatur was traveling north on Cheney Street approaching Springfield Road.  The minor slowed with traffic.  A minor from Taylorville failed to reduce speed with the slowing of traffic and struck the back of the other vehicle.  No other injuries were reported.  

 

On December 4th at 5:23 PM, Clayton D. Compton of Tower Hill stated that they were yielding to turn left from Webster onto Park Street when they noticed another vehicle traveling North on Webster had the right of way.  Compton attempted to move out of the way of the vehicle and their trailer hitch hit James L. Harbert of Pana causing a small dent.  No injuries were reported. 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/5/23

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

 

12-01-23 Trenton Cook was traveling west on 1900 N. near 2550 E. Road when he struck a deer in the roadway. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries.

 

12-02-23 Jacobus Awe was traveling north on 1600 East Road. Awe left the roadway south of 1800 North Road and collided with a utility pole, continued north past 1800 North Road and then collided with a ditch on the East side of 1600 East RD. The vehicle was found unoccupied in the ditch and a passerby reported the crash. The vehicle was removed from the scene by towing due to heavy front end damage. Awe stated his vehicle left the roadway because he swerved to miss an animal. No injuries.

 

12-03-23 Marissa Holmes was traveling west on 1700 north in rural Taylorville, IL. Holmes ran off the roadway on the south side of the road. The driver then over corrected and went back across the road to the north ditch. When the Holmes came out of the ditch the vehicle was in a sideways skid and again hit the ditch on the south side of the road. When the vehicle hit the ditch it then rolled one time and came to rest of its top. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Holmes was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

12-5-23 Samantha Peters was traveling south on a gravel road in Rosamond Township. Peters was traveling too fast for the road conditions when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle exited the road and entered the west road ditch. The vehicle traveled down the road for a short distance before trying to turn to the left. When the vehicle turned to the left it caught the ground and rolled over one time The vehicle came to rest on it wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

 

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

 

12/04/23
Paige J. Hinds, age 19, of Divernon Illinois was arrested for Speeding 35+ mph over the speed limit. 

 

Taylorville Police responded to the following crash: 

 

On November 30th at Webster and East Park Street at 4:48 PM. Kyle J. Gordon of Stonington was facing west on West Park Street in the south turn lane.  Christine D. Marron of Taylorville was traveling east on Spresser Street.  Gordon failed to yield the right of way and Marron hit Gordon’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported.  

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/4/23

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

 

12/02/23

Rodderick L. Campbell, age 32, of Springfield Illinois was arrested for DUI Cannabis and Driving While License Revoked. 

 

The Taylorville Police Department investigated the following vehicle accidents:

 

A crash occurred on November 18th at 5:22 PM at West Spresser and North Webster. Juddson W. Perkins of Kincaid was traveling east on West Spresser Street, came upon the intersection at North Webster Street, and stopped as required at the traffic light.  Megan R. Goodall of Taylorville approached Perkins from the rear and failed to yield striking the bumper of their car.  Goodall was issued a citation. No injuries were reported. 

 

A crash occurred on November 22nd at 12:44 PM on Main Cross and Madison Avenue.  Sophia M. Wade of Stonington was heading north on Madison and disobeyed the yield sign at the intersection with Main Cross.  Robert E. DeClerck of Taylorville was heading west on Main Cross. Wade was struck by DeClerck as they crossed Main Cross Street.  Wade was issued a citation.  No injuries were reported.  

 

A crash occurred on November 26th at 12:47 PM on North Cheney and West Pauline.  Matthew J. Mosely of Pana was driving a vehicle owned by the USPS.  Kevin L. Brookens of Taylorville says he saw the postal van stopped and went to go around it and the van turned into him.  Mosely stated he was alongside the road and then went to make a westward turn onto West Pauline and didn’t see Brookens.  No injuries were reported.  

 

A crash occurred on November 29th at 1:18 PM at Main Cross and Shumway.  Multiple reports came out on what happened with the crash but Jody Hodson of Taylorville stopped at the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection.  Jayme E. Hardin yielded at the stop sign and proceeded with Hodson still in the intersection striking in the rear passenger side.  A separate witness said that Hardin stopped at the stop sign and proceeded into the intersection striking Hodson.  Hardin failed to stay at the location of the crash and was issued a citation.  

 

A crash occurred on November 29th, 2023 at 6:14 PM at West Main Cross and Shumway.  A two-vehicle accident took place when two vehicles were stopped at a 4-way intersection and waiting for a vehicle in front of Sarah D. McNeely of Taylorville to go through the intersection.  After the intersection was clear, Whitney McCalister of Taylorville proceeded eastbound. McCalister proceeded eastbound on Main Cross.  McNeely proceeded to turn right heading eastbound after heading northbound on Shumway Street.  McNeely was issued a citation.  No injuries were reported. 

 

A crash occurred on November 28th at 3:09 PM at Webster and Market Streets. Jeremy Alwerdt of Taylorville was traveling south on Webster Street and Daryll M. Beaman of Taylorville was traveling west on Market Street. Alwerdt dropped something and was trying to get it from the floorboard and didn’t see the four-way intersection. Beaman had already stopped at the stop sign and had entered the intersection when Alwerdt struck Beaman.  Beaman’s passenger reported minor injuries.
 

Area Arrests And Accidents 12/1/23

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

 

11-29-23 Jacob Mundell was traveling west on 350 North Road when a deer entered the roadway. Mundell was unable to avoid the deer and struck it in the roadway causing damage to the vehicle's front end. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

 

11-29-23 Diane King was traveling eastbound on Langleyville Road in Taylorville township when a deer struck the vehicle on the driver's side. No injuries. No tow.

 

11-29-23 Jared Stuemke was traveling west on IL Route 104 in South Fork township when a deer entered the roadway. Stuemke struck the deer with the front end of the vehicle. No injuries. No tow.

 

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

 

11/27/23

 

Amber L. Fixsal, age 41, of Taylorville was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.

 

11/28/23

 

Michael T. Morrissey, age 34, of Kincaid Illinois was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon.

 

Prentice R. Frost, age 18, of Taylorville was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

 

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