October Police Beat

*A vehicle which was stopped on 10/01/15, at about 6:15p.m., was reportedly clocked travelling 70 miles per hour while in a 55 miles per hour zone. The driver, Corey Ford of Springfield, was given a warning ticket for an alleged speeding violation and was cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license.
*Eric Christine of Edinburg was stopped on 10/06/15, at about 9:00p.m. Christine was issued a citation for reportedly driving on a suspended license.
*A stop of a vehicle which occurred on 10/11/15, at about 4:00p.m., resulted in the arrest of the driver Farid Hernandez of Springfield. Hernandez was ticketed for allegedly driving on a suspended driver’s license.
*A high school administrator contacted the police on 10/16/15, stating she had two students in her office who she believed were under the influence of marijuana. An officer responded to the school and met with a school administrator, the two students suspected of drug usage, and their parents. After a brief meeting with the students where legal consequences were discussed the students left the school with their parents.
*An individual who resides in the 400 block of Heathrow called to report she had been a victim of a theft. The resident stated sometime in mid-October someone stole several items from her purse. She was not sure when the incident occurred nor did she know where her purse was when the items were stolen. The victim was concerned as her driver’s license and social security card were missing.
*Officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of John Street for a domestic disturbance at 2:30a.m., on 10/22/15. The complainant told the officers she was trying to sleep, but her intoxicated boyfriend kept waking her up to argue with her. Officer s assisted with making arrangements to keep the subjects apart until the male had sobered up. There was no evidence that a crime had occurred.
*Tracey Ridgeway of Springfield was stopped by an officer on 10/25/15, at 5:15p.m. During the stop the officer was informed there was a valid warrant for Ridgeway’s arrest which had been issued by Sangamon County Authorities. Ridgeway was taken to the Sangamon County Jail.
*On 10/27/15, at 12:35a.m., an officer observed a vehicle parked near a dumpster in the back lot of the Phillips 66 station. As the officer got near the vehicle he noticed a female subject who was sitting inside. The female reportedly told the officer her tires were low, however, all four tires appeared to be fine. During the course of the investigation the officer reportedly discovered the female subject was in possession of marijuana and other drugs. The investigation eventually resulted in the arrest of the female, Gerrie Crenshaw, for alleged drug charges.
*A resident who lives near the intersection of Camelot and Pellinor had an object strike his house on 10/28/15, at about 6:00p.m. When he checked to see if any damage had occurred he found a small hole in a window. It is unknown what type of object struck the window or who may have caused the damage.
*An officer met with an employee of the Rochester State Bank on 10/30/15, after the bank had received a counterfeit $20 bill. The employee stated the counterfeit bill came from a customer who didn’t realize it was a fake bill. The officer contacted the Secret Service’s Office notifying them of the situation. Per their request the item was sent to their office for follow-up investigation.
*A burglary report was taken on 10/30/15, at 7:15p.m. The victim, who resides in the 400 block of North Walnut Street, reported she had several tools stolen from an outbuilding. She was not sure when the items were taken, but indicated she had not used the tools in the past two months. The list of stolen items included a compound miter saw and a socket set. The tools were valued at $250.
*Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call on 10/31/15, at 2:45 p.m. The officers were told by dispatch that two juvenile females had just come out of the church on Vernon Drive and were seen carrying a television. When the complainant was spotted by the juveniles they reportedly dropped the television set and took off running. After speaking with subjects who were associated with the church, it was determined that the juveniles hadn’t entered the building and the television set which had been dropped on the sidewalk didn’t belong to the church. The officers were unable to locate the juveniles and were unable to determine the owner of the television. The television set, an older model 13 inch Sharp brand, shattered when it hit the pavement.
*At 9:15p.m., on 10/31/15, an officer was sent to the area of Parkview Drive and Old Timbers Drive in reference to a complaint of reckless driving. The complainant reported a subject in a maroon car drove through the area squealing tires and travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck a basketball standard which was near the road and then left the area. A short time later an officer spotted a maroon vehicle which had damage to the front end. A stop was conducted on the vehicle and during the course of the investigation the juvenile driver admitted to the reckless driving allegation. His mother was contacted and she arrived on scene. The juvenile was released into her custody.

Criminal Reports
Burglary – 1; Criminal Damage to Property – 3; Criminal Damage to State Supported Property – 1; Possession of Cannabis – 1; Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1; Possession of Drug Equipment – 2; Warrant Arrest --- 1
Traffic Reports
Accident Investigations – 6; Improper Lane Usage – 1; No Valid License – 1; No Valid Registration –1; Operation of Uninsured Vehicle – 3; Reckless Driving – 1; Speeding –20; Suspended / Revoked Drivers –6; Warnings Issued – 69
Calls for Service
Animal Related Calls –7 ; Assist EMS Dept. / Other Governmental Agency – 25; Assist Other Police Agency – 31 ; Building / Business Checks – 15; Burglar Alarms –13; Citizen Assists – 47; Disturbance – 2; Domestic Trouble – 2; Mental Cases – 1; Mischievous Conduct – 1; Motorist Assists – 19; Neighborhood Trouble – 2; Suspicious Person / Vehicle – 26; Traffic Control – 2; Vacation Watches -- 137