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APRIL 2015 POLICE BEAT

POLICE BEAT APRIL 2015

*As employees of a towing service were attempting to re-possess a vehicle, which had been owned by a female resident in the 400 block of Pleasant Lane, the female jumped into the car preventing the employees from taking the car. Prior to the officer’s arrival the female had been trying to drive her vehicle off the tow dolly causing damage to her vehicle and the tow truck. When the officer arrived the female got out of her vehicle and turned over the keys. After checking the repossession paperwork and noting that it was valid, the tow company took the vehicle.

*A burglary to a vehicle was reported on 04/03/15. The victim stated he left his vehicle parked in the parking lot of Beginning Steps Daycare and when he went to get back into his vehicle he noticed items were missing. Taken from the truck were 2 pairs of sunglasses, a checkbook and miscellaneous change.

*At 7:50p.m., on 04/05/15, a vehicle being driven by Keith Weller of Palmer was stopped. During the stop the officer learned that Weller was driving on a revoked driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*On 04/16/15, at 8:20a.m., officers were notified about a person driving recklessly on State Street near Route 29. The vehicle was located in the True Value parking lot and was being driven by an elderly female. The female told the officer she had been driving fine even though the officer had received multiple reports of her reckless driving. As the officer was talking with the driver 2 other subjects, who were familiar with the driver, arrived and arranged to get her home safely.

*Police and EMS personnel were sent to the Rochester High School on 04/17/15. A female high school student was having stomach pain along with repeated bouts of vomiting. After being transported to the hospital, it was determined the student had come to school with an extremely high blood alcohol content.

*An officer was sent to John and East Main on 04/18/15, at 7:30a.m., as a resident had called in stating she noticed a parked vehicle that appeared to have been damaged. The officer found the vehicle parked in the business area of John Street and noted the driver’s side and passenger’s side window had been smashed. The owner of the vehicle was located and she told the officer she has been going through some recent problems with her ex-boyfriend. Officers made contact with him and he admitted to causing the damage. The victim didn’t want to pursue charges against him at this time.

*Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Mill Street on 2 separate occasions on 04/18/15, due to a disturbance between a male and a female. The subjects had been living together, but were in the process of separating when they began arguing about property. The officers assisted the parties in resolving the situation for the evening.

*A resident of the Woodlands Subdivision contacted the police on 04/19/15. She stated sometime last night subject(s) spray painted obscene drawings on the mat of their trampoline. The graffiti was done with white spray paint damaging a large area of the mat.

*On 04/20/15, a citizen reported he had his shotgun stolen from the bed of his pick-up truck while the truck was parked at a business in the 400 block of State Street. The victim said he went into the business at about 11:50a.m. and returned to his vehicle ten minutes later. At that time he noticed his 12 gauge shotgun and case had been stolen from the bed of his truck. The gun was valued at $250.

*A resident who had been walking her dog on South Walnut Street on 04/21/15, reported to police her dog was attacked by another dog. She believed the dog responsible for the attack belonged to someone who lived in the 500 block of South Walnut. An officer was able to make contact with the owner of the dog who admitted his dog had left the yard and went after the other dog. The owner, who agreed to take care of all vet expenses, was served with an animal ordinance violation.

*After pumping $40 worth of gasoline into the tank of a white Dodge Caravan a white male subject got into the van and drove away without paying for the fuel. The incident occurred on 04/11/15, at 2:15p.m. The vehicle was occupied by a white female passenger and was seen leaving southbound on Route 29.

*An officer stopped a vehicle on 04/23/15, at 10:00p.m. due to an expired registration sticker. During the course of the stop the officer learned the driver, who was from Springfield, had an unserved order of protection issued against him in Macoupin County. The subject was served with a short form order of protection and given a written warning for the expired sticker.

*On 04/25/15, at 1:30p.m., an officer met with a subject who was watching a residence for a homeowner in the 200 block of Wildrose. The subject told the officer she had been periodically checking on the residence while the owners were out of town. She reported sometime between 8:00p.m. on 04/23/15 and 12:30p.m. on 04/25/15, a window to a vehicle which had been parked in the driveway had been shattered. It was not immediately apparent how the damage had occurred.

*A resident who lives in the 100 block of Twin Oaks reported to the police on 04/28/15, her car had been damaged while parked in the school parking lot on the West Main campus. The owner reported she noticed a large scratch on both doors on the driver’s side. She stated she parked the car in the lot located between the two schools from 5:30p.m., until 6:40p.m. When she returned to her car she noticed the damage.

*Amber Tyler, of Pana, was stopped on 04/29/15, at 6:25a.m. During the stop officers were informed Tyler was wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Montgomery County Authorities. She was arrested and taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*After stopping the driver of a pick-up truck on 04/30/15, at about 12:40p.m., dispatch reported that the driver of the vehicle was driving on a suspended driver’s license. The driver, Aron Kretzer, was issued a citation for the alleged suspension violation.

Criminal Reports
Assault – 1; Criminal Damage to Property – 3; Deceptive Practices – 1; Disorderly Conduct – 1; Identity Theft – 1; Illegal Consumption of Alcohol – 1; Theft – 2; Warrant Arrest -- 1

Traffic Reports
Accident Investigations – 2; No Valid Registration – 2; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle – 4; Operation While Registration Suspended – 1; Parking Violations –1; Speeding – 11; Suspended / Revoked Drivers – 5; Traffic Detail – 2; Warnings Issued – 76

Calls for Service
Animal Related Calls – 7 ; Assist EMS Dept. / Other Governmental Agency – 18; Assist Other Police Agency – 25; Building / Business Checks – 40; Burglar Alarms – 1; Citizen Assists – 24; Disturbance – 3; Domestic Trouble – 3; Mental Cases – 2; Motorist Assists – 14; Neighborhood Trouble – 1; School Programs – 6; Suspicious Person / Vehicle – 7; Vacation Watches -- 142