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NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER POLICE BEAT

*Officers were called to a residence on Sattley Drive on 12/02/11, at about 4:00p.m. in reference to a theft report.  A male subject told the officer that his girlfriend had stolen $800 from him and his mother.  The victim reported that his mother and he had been doing some construction work and had earned $800.  They then asked the suspect, whom the victim referred to as his girlfriend of one week, to hold the money for them.  He went on to report that after the two of them got into an argument she left without giving the money back to him.  Additional information from the victim has not been received as yet for the investigation to continue.

*On 12/08/11, an officer was sent to Rochester High School to meet with a school administrator.  The administrator wanted to report that there had been a theft which had occurred in the boy’s locker room earlier in the day.  It was reported that a suspect went through another student’s wallet and took $30 from the wallet.  The school had received information of a possible suspect.  Investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of a 17 year-old student for this alleged incident.  The suspect was also connected to a theft which had been reported in November.  The incident in November involved the suspect allegedly stealing $200 from the victim.  Again, the incident occurred in the boy’s locker room and involved the suspect going through other student’s wallets.

*A vehicle being driven by Christopher Wessling of Taylorville was stopped on 12/14/11, at about 1:00p.m. Wessling was eventually cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle.

*A burglary to a motor vehicle report was taken on 12/17/11.  The victim reported that numerous items were stolen from his car sometime after 9:00p.m. on 12/16/11.  Stolen items include several articles of clothing, a backpack, and some electronic equipment.  The total loss was estimated at $630.  It appears suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked car while it was parked in his driveway in the 100 block of Roanoke.

*A car which had been parked in a driveway on Maplehurst Drive was burglarized sometime during the early morning hours of 12/21/11.  Reported stolen from the vehicle was an I-Pod, Garmin GPS Unit, and approximately $15 in change.  Total loss was estimated at $215.  The victim stated the vehicle had been left unlocked while parked in the driveway.

*On 12/23/11, at about 3:30p.m. an officer was sent to a residence in the 400 block of Lexington in reference to an animal problem.  The officer arrived and met with a Sangamon County Animal Control Officer who had also been called to the scene.  They learned that a small dog from a residence on Pleasant Lane had been attacked by other dogs.  The small dog had been taken to the Vet Clinic with serious injuries.  An investigation into this incident resulted in a resident being cited for an alleged violation of the Village’s Animal Ordinance Policy.

*On 12/28/11, the Police Department was notified that a delivery person had been bitten by a dog at a residence on Taft Drive.  At this time the incident is pending further investigation before any enforcement action is taken.

*A vehicle being driven by Aaron Steele of Taylorville was stopped on 11/03/11, at 6:25p.m.  The officer reported that Steele’s driver’s license was suspended at the time of the stop.  Steele was cited for the alleged violation.

*Police reports indicate that a ticket for driving on a suspended license was issued to Shermita Gibson, of Springfield, on 11/09/11, at 12:25p.m.

*On 11/12/11, officers had contact with Cheryl Allen, of Springfield.  During the contact, officers were told that Allen was presently wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Morgan County authorities.  Allen was taken into custody and transported to the Sangamon County Jail.

*James Mitchell, of Moweaqua, was arrested by police on 11/13/11, at 9:40a.m.  Mitchell was found to be wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Macon County authorities.  He was taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*A theft report was taken from a resident on Gilson Drive on 11/14/11.  The resident reported that suspect(s) took a steel beam which had been dropped off at his house by a lumber company.  The victim stated the theft occurred sometime between 11:30a.m. and 2:30P.M. ON 11/14/11.  Loss was estimated at $400.

*A vehicle being driven by Kevin Fields of Mechanicsburg was stopped due to an equipment violation.  During the course of the stop, an officer learned that Fields had allegedly been driving on a suspended license.  Fields was cited for the alleged offense.

*Officers reported that on 11/27/11, at about 1:30a.m. they were travelling behind a vehicle which was going southbound on South Walnut Streets.  Reports indicate the driver of the vehicle, Joseph Jiannoni, was stopped for improper lane usage.  An investigation into the stop eventually resulted in his arrest for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Criminal Incidents

Aggravated Battery – 1; Burglary from Motor Vehicle – 2; Criminal Damage to Property – 1; Criminal Defacement of Property – 2; Disorderly Conduct – 2; Theft Under $500 – 4; Theft Over $500 – 1; Warrant Arrests – 3

Traffic Related Incidents

Accident Investigations – 12; DUI – 2; Failure to Reduce Speed – 2;  No Child Restraint – 2; No Drivers License – 1; No Registration – 7; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle – 26; Operating While Registration Suspended – 4; Other Violations – 6; Seat Belt Violation – 2; Speeding – 22; Suspended / Revoked Drivers License – 8; Warnings for Equipment Violations – 163; Warnings for Moving Violations – 172

Calls for Service

Animal Related Calls – 6; Assist Other Police Agencies – 42; Assist Other Governmental Agencies – 17; Building /Business Checks – 107; Burglar Alarm – 15; Citizen Assists – 87; Disturbances – 3; Domestic Trouble – 1; Loud Noise Complaints – 8; Mental Cases – 2; Motorist Assists – 23; Suspicious Person – 7; Suspicious Vehicle – 9; Vacation Checks -- 379