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OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2010 POLICE BEAT

*On 10/01/10, officers took numerous reports from residents of the Camelot Subdivision in reference to eggs having been thrown at vehicles.  Approximately 8 vehicles which had been parked at various locations in the subdivision had been struck with eggs.  There was no permanent damage done to any of the vehicles.

*A burglary to a motor vehicle occurred sometime during the late evening hours of 10/01/10 or the early morning hours of 10/02/10.  The vehicle had been parked in the resident’s driveway in the 1000 block of Heathrow.  Suspect(s) entered the unlocked truck and removed the following items:  Jensen Stereo System; $40 in cash; and a 10 inch Rockford Fosgate Sub woofer.  The total loss was estimated at $500.

*A Sangamon County Deputy and a Rochester officer were sent to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Pleasant Lane on 10/04/10 at about 1:45a.m.  Officers had been informed that a subject named Bryan Short was at the residence and the Springfield Police Department was looking for Short in reference to an alleged domestic violence incident which had occurred in Springfield.  Officers located Short at the residence and informed him he was under arrest.  According to police reports, a scuffle between Short and the officers occurred and Short had to be tased as officers attempted to place him in custody.  He was then handcuffed and taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*A vehicle driven by a Luttrell Walker of Springfield was stopped on 10/09/10, at about 6:30p.m.  Walker was stopped due to an alleged speeding violation.  During the course of the stop Walker was also cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license and failure to provide insurance.

*Demarco Burnes of Lebanon was driving a vehicle which was stopped on 10/10/10 at 1:15a.m.  Dispatch informed officers that Burnes driving license was currently suspended.

*A resident in the 500 block of Mill Street called the police on 10/16/10.  The resident reported that some type of explosive device had been set off in her mailbox.  The explosion damaged her mailbox.

*On 10/19/10, at about 3:50p.m., officers were informed by dispatch that a subject driving a black Pontiac was northbound on Route 29 after allegedly driving away from a gas station in Taylorville without paying for gasoline.  Officer observed a vehicle matching this description at the intersection of Route 29 and Cardinal Hill Road.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver admitted he had failed to pay for the gasoline.  Arrangements were made with authorities from Christian County for the handling of this matter.

*A vehicle stopped on 10/23/10, at 5:05p.m. was being driven by a Thomas Hassen of rural Rochester.  During the course of the stop officers learned that Hassen was wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Morgan County Authorities.  He was arrested and taken to the Sangamon County Jail.

*Donald Smith of Mechanicsburg was arrested on 10/23/10 at about 10:15p.m.  Smith had been stopped as officers learned he was wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Christian County Authorities.

*Alan Yonkers of Springfield was stopped by police on 10/24/10, at about 6:40p.m.  Yonkers was issued two citations as a result of the stop.  He was cited for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without insurance and for allegedly driving on a suspended license.

*A vehicle stop conducted on 10/28/10 at about 3:45p.m. resulted in the arrest of the driver, Toby Clemons of Springfield.  Clemons was allegedly driving on a suspended driver’s license.

*On 10/30/10, at about 9:15p.m. officers were sent to the Woodlands Subdivision in reference to a report of a suspicious person.  Dispatched advised the officers that this suspicious person was seen walking through various backyards in the subdivision.  When officers arrived on the scene they observed a red truck parked along the side of the road.  They observed a male subject sitting in the vehicle.  This subject matched the description of the suspicious person which had been reported.  Further investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of Alex Haire of Rochester for an alleged Illegal Consumption of Alcohol.

*A Willis Ware of Chicago was stopped on 11/02/10 at 11:50a.m.  Officers learned that Ware was allegedly driving on a suspended license after stopping him for an expired registration.

*An officer was dispatched to 120 South Cardinal Hill Road on 11/08/10, to take a theft report.  The address is where the new Rochester Middle School is located.  The police were advised by a construction foreman that when he arrived for work he found that a trailer had been stolen from the construction site.  This trailer was described as a 7’ by 16’ enclosed trailer that was used for storing tools.  It appears sometime between 11/05/10 and 11/08/10, suspect(s) hooked up to the trailer and removed it from the site.  The loss of the trailer and contents was estimated at $8500.00.

*Antonio Kidd of Springfield was cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license after being stopped on 11/29/10 at 12:30p.m.

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER STATISTICS

Criminal Incidents

Assault:  2; Burglary from Vehicle:  4; Criminal Damage to Property:  3; Possession of Cannabis:  1;  Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer:  1; Theft:  4; Warrant Arrests:  3

Calls for Service

Animal Calls: 6;  Assistance Rendered Civil Nature:  15;  Burglar Alarm: 18;  Business / Building Check: 128;  Citizen Assist: 3;  Disturbance: 7;  Mental Cases: 2;  Mischievous Conduct: 3;  Motorist Assist: 28;  Neighborhood Trouble: 1;  Suspicious Person: 4;  Suspicious Vehicle: 3;  Vacation Watch:  368

Traffic Related Incidents

Accident Investigations:  4;  DUI: 2;  Illegal Transportation of Alcohol: 2;  No Valid Drivers License: 2;  Operating Uninsured Vehicle: 44;  Registration Violations: 10;  Seat Belt Violations: 5;  Speeding: 72;  Suspended/Revoked License: 12;  Various Violations: 8;  Warnings: 209