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DECEMBER 2013 POLICE BEAT

*A resident in the 900 block of Hillcrest contacted the police on 12/05/13. He reported that between 7:00p.m. on 12/04/13, and 6:30a.m., on 12/05/13, someone drove thru his yard running over several landscaping lights. Damage was estimated at $50.

*On 12/07/13, at 8:00a.m., an officer was checking the Village Park area when he noticed the public restrooms had been spray painted with graffiti. The graffiti covered the exterior walls and the doors. The officer noted the graffiti was in black spray paint and consisted of various symbols and drawings.

*Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 100 block of East Main on 12/08/13, at3:40a.m.in regards to a disturbance between a male and a female subject. The female subject reported that the male had become intoxicated and had been texting his ex-girlfriend, and she then kicked him out of the apartment. The male became angry and kicked the door causing damage to the door. Arrangements were made for the male subject to leave the residence. The victim wanted a report forwarded reference the alleged criminal damage.

*On 12/13/13, at about 1:00a.m. an officer spotted a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 29 in the northbound lanes. The officer caught up to the car, which was reportedly being driven by Jessica Frosting, of Taylorville, and got her to stop. The subsequent investigation into the stop resulted in the arrest of Frosting for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Frosting was taken to the Sangamon County Jail and released to their custody.

*A vehicle reportedly travelling 68 miles per hour in a 55 zone on Route 29 was stopped on 12/17/13, at 7:30 a.m. A juvenile male subject was driving the vehicle with a female juvenile in the passenger seat. An investigation into the stop revealed that the passenger was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A report was forwarded to the juvenile authorities.

*A stop of a vehicle for an expired vehicle registration resulted in the arrest of the driver for driving on a suspended license. On 12/17/13, at about6:30p.m., Allison Lebshier, of Edinburg, was stopped for allegedly driving with a temporary registration which was expired. The officer later learned that Lebshier’s driver’s license had been suspended. She was cited for the alleged offenses.

*A vehicle being driven on Route 29 by Courtney Farley, of Springfield, was stopped on 12/20/13, at about 2:30a.m., after the officer learned that Farley was driving on a suspended license. Farley was issued a ticket for the alleged violation.

*On 12/23/13, an officer had contact with a female subject named Christine Ice. A check of her name through dispatch revealed that Ice had an outstanding arrest warrant which had been issued by Sangamon County authorities. Ice was arrested and transported to the Sangamon County Jail.

*A vehicle with a registration sticker which had expired in 2012 was stopped on 12/26/13, at 6:30p.m. The officer reported that the driver of the vehicle, Amy Damery, of Blue Mound, had been travelling northbound on Route 29 before being stopped. A check of Damery’s driver’s license indicated her license was currently suspended. She was issued citations for the alleged suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance.

*On 12/28/13, a resident who lives in the 100 block of Roanoke reported that her tire swing from the front yard had been stolen. The tire swing had hung from a large tree in the front yard. It appeared the suspect(s) cut the rope and removed the swing. The tire was a very large tractor tire valued at $200 to $300.

*An officer was sent to the Village Market on 12/29/13, at 5:15p.m.in reference to a theft. After speaking with the employees the officer learned that the suspect took several items from store shelves and then left without paying for the merchandise. The officer made contact with the suspect, Dalton Jackson, of Springfield, and arrested him for the alleged retail theft. Jackson was taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*A pizza delivery employee on his way to deliver a pizza was travelling on Oak Hill Road at about 10:30p.m. on 12/31/13, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree. An officer was called to the scene for the accident report. During the course of the investigation, the officer reported he was informed that the driver of the vehicle, Andrew Miller of Springfield, had been driving on a suspended driver’s license. Miller was cited for the alleged offense.

Criminal Incidents:
Criminal Damage to Property –4; Possession of Cannabis – 2; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 2; Retail Theft – 1; Telephone Harassment – 1; Theft – 2; Warrant Arrest – 1

Traffic Incidents:
Accident Investigations – 7; DUI – 1; Failure to Reduce Speed – 2; Hit and Run – 1; Improper Lane Usage – 1; No Registration – 4; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle – 15; Operating While Registration Suspended – 2; Speeding – 11; Suspended / Revoked Driver’s License – 7; Warnings Issued – 140