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OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2016 POLICE BEAT

*After receiving a call from a citizen who had concerns about a person walking along Route 29 on 10/01/16, at 8:00a.m., an officer located a female subject who appeared to be confused. The female was able to provide the officer with her name, but not much of anything else that made sense. The officer eventually learned that the female subject was missing from a residence in Springfield. She was taken to the residence and left with her caretaker.

*On 10/01/16, at about 4:10p.m., officers were sent to a disturbance in the 500 block of Mill Street. The resident had called stating a female subject was at her house yelling and screaming at her. After speaking with all parties, the female was asked to leave the area and not return.

*A residential burglary was reported to the police on 10/08/16, from a house located in the 200 block of West Main. The victim told police he thought the incident may have occurred sometime between 10/06/16 and 10/08/16. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence. Taken during the incident were several pieces of electronic equipment and some jewelry. The loss was estimated at approximately $1200.

*While checking on a suspicious vehicle report in the 600 block of South Walnut officers made contact with several juveniles who were smoking what the juveniles admitted was marijuana. During the contact with the subjects, officers retrieved a jar containing what appeared to be marijuana as well as other items described as drug paraphernalia. Parents were contacted and a report was forwarded to the juvenile authorities.

*Officers were sent to a residence in the 400 block of North Walnut Street on 10/14/16, at about 10:30p.m., in reference to a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and were told a father and his 31 year-old son had gotten into an argument and the son reportedly threatened the father. After talking to all parties, it was decided a crime hadn’t occurred and the situation had settled down. The subjects were separated for the evening.

*An officer was sent to a residence on Karen Rose Drive on 10/17/16, as the homeowner was concerned someone may have broken into the residence. The complainant returned home and found pry marks and damage to a rear door. When entering the garage he noticed the covering to the attic access had been moved. There was nothing reported as missing from the house at this time. Damage to the door was estimated at $180.

*The police were called on 10/21/16, at about 4:00a.m., as a resident in the 300 block of Mill Street wanted her husband removed from the house. An officer arrived at the house and met with the male subject who stated his wife and he had gotten into a verbal argument due to some activities that had occurred in the past. The wife told the officer she was not comfortable with her husband staying with her in the house. After speaking with both parties, the husband decided he would go somewhere else for the evening.

*A vehicle being driven by Nicholas Flannel of Taylorville was stopped on 10/24/16, at about 7:30p.m. During the stop, the officer learned Flannel was driving while his license was suspended. He was cited for allegedly driving while license suspended and for failure to provide proof of insurance.

*A vehicle was stopped on 10/25/16, at about 10:50p.m., as the driver reportedly failed to signal his intention to turn. During the stop of the vehicle, the driver reportedly admitted to the officer he had marijuana in the vehicle. The marijuana was seized and a report alleging possession of cannabis was forwarded to the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

*A reported argument between two brothers where one allegedly threatened the other with a knife resulted in multiple officers being sent to a residence in the 400 block of North Walnut Street on 10/21/16, at 8:30p.m. When officers arrived they learned one of the parties had left the area. They spoke with the others at the scene and found that an argument had taken place, but no one had been threatened with a knife nor had any physical confrontation occurred. There was no basis for any criminal charges to be pursued.

*On 10/27/16, at about 9:00p.m., an officer was contacted by a subject who stated his son’s car had been stolen from the Rochester High School parking lot. When officers spoke with the victim’s son he told them he believed he had his keys stolen sometime during his 1st hour class. After reviewing school surveillance video and speaking with others who had information, a juvenile female was interviewed by the police. The female reportedly admitted to officers that she stole the car from the school parking lot and drove it to her friend’s residence in Springfield. Her friend, a male juvenile, then reportedly wrecked the car in Springfield later the same evening totaling the vehicle. Reports have been forwarded to the Sangamon County Juvenile Authorities for processing.

*Two vehicles were reported to have been burglarized sometime during the evening hours on 10/28/16, while the vehicles were parked at a residence on Taft Drive. The vehicles, which had been left unlocked, had been entered and items had been taken. The victim reported a duffel bag containing winter clothing, a Blackhawks jersey, and a watch were taken from the vehicles. The value of the property totaled $165.

*An old shed located behind a residence in the 400 block of North Walnut was vandalized sometime prior to 10/31/16. It appeared a brick was thrown thru the 2 windows to the shed breaking out the glass. The complainant stated he had already planned to tear the shed down prior to the damage, but wanted the police to be made aware of the vandalism in the area.

*On 11/01/16, an officer was sent to a residence in the 400 block of Parkview in reference to a criminal damage incident. The victim reported that a vehicle had driven through his yard tearing up the sod which had just been placed. He further stated that incident occurred sometime after 6:00p.m. on 10/31/16, and before 8:00a.m., on 11/01/16. Damage to the yard was estimated at $650. The police are asking anybody who may have seen this incident occur to contact the department.

*At about 10:00p.m., on 11/02/16, officers were sent to a house in the 400 block of Lexington Drive for a reported domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and met with the three parties who were present. The report indicates the suspect grabbed and pushed the owner of the house who was reportedly an ex-girlfriend. The suspect, Jacob Freytag, was arrested for the alleged domestic battery.

*Officers were called by employees at St. John’s Priority Care on 11/03/16, to check on the welfare of an elderly male who had appeared at their facility. Officers made contact with the male and found that he had travelled to the area from a Chicago suburb. The subject told police he left the Chicago area yesterday morning to travel to Marion, Illinois. He had gotten lost and spent the night in the Priority Care parking lot. A check of the subject through dispatch revealed he had been listed as a missing / endangered person from Highland Park, Illinois. Per instructions from his family, the male was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

*An officer responded to a criminal damage to property incident on 11/12/16, at about 6:45p.m. The incident occurred at a residence on Guinevere Drive. The complainant told the officer he was sitting in his house when he heard something hit his window. He wasn’t sure if something had been thrown or shot at the window. When he looked outside he saw three juveniles running into a garage at a neighbor’s house. There was damage to the window pane and to the screen. After speaking with all parties the situation was resolved without any further legal action.

*Officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Burberry in reference to a domestic disturbance on 11/27/16. The complainant reported her husband and she had gotten into an argument last night which continued into the morning. She told the officers that nothing physically had occurred between them, but she feared the situation may escalate. Officers explained to her the process for obtaining an order of protection.

*On 11/24/16, at 8:20a.m., an officer was sent to several residences in the 600 block of Magnolia Street in reference to property being damaged. Two victims had their mailbox damaged while two other victims had their vehicle damaged. It appears the damage occurred sometime after 9:00p.m. on 11/23/16, and before 7:00a.m., on 11/24/16.

Criminal Incidents

Assault – 2; Burglary from Motor Vehicle – 1; Criminal Damage to Property –4; Domestic Battery – 1; Harassment by Telephone – 1; Identity Theft – 2; Motor Vehicle Theft – 1; Possession of Cannabis – 5; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – 1; Residential Burglary – 1; Theft -- 1

Traffic Incidents 

Accident Investigations – 5; Failure to Reduce Speed – 4; Improper Lane Usage – 1; Miscellaneous Violations – 4; No Registration – 2; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle – 10; Speeding – 22; Suspended / Revoked Driver’s License – 2; Warnings Issued – 78

 

Calls for Service

Animal Related Calls – 6; Assist Other Governmental Agency – 27; Assist Other Police Agency – 57; Building / /Business Checks – 42; Burglar Alarm – 10; Citizen Assist – 110; Disturbance -- 17; Domestic Trouble – 6; Mischievous Conduct – 2; Motorist Assists – 7; Neighborhood Trouble – 2; Noise Complainants – 5; Suspicious Person / Vehicle – 23; Vacation Checks -- 188