logosmall
header

SEPTEMBER 2014 POLICE BEAT

*The police were notified on 09/01/14, at about 11:45a.m., by a resident in the Oak Hills Subdivision who reported fraudulent activities having occurred on her credit card.  The victim stated when she realized her card had been taken from her wallet she began checking her statement.  Her statement indicated the card had been used at about 10:00a.m., on 09/01/14, with $300 having been withdrawn at an ATM in Springfield.  The investigation into the incident eventually resulted in the arrest of another family member who admitted to having stolen the card and then using the card without the owner’s permission.

*A domestic battery report was taken on 09/04/14, regarding an incident which allegedly occurred on 08/28/14, in the 1000 block of Appalachian Trail, sometime after 10:00p.m.  An officer received a telephone call from a subject who stated she was calling from another state, but wanted to report she was battered by her boyfriend while she was visiting him in Rochester.  The complainant reported she was grabbed by her boyfriend and then thrown to the ground.  She further told the officer she had pictures of the injuries she had received as a result of the incident.  When the officer informed her it appeared she had been the victim of a domestic battery and asked her for additional information to further process this case she then wanted to rescind everything she had originally reported.  A report documenting the incident was completed.

*A vehicle stop on 09/11/14, at about 8:30p.m., resulted in the driver being arrested in reference to multiple offenses.  Along with the driver, James Snell of Edinburg, being arrested for allegedly driving on a suspended license a report has been forwarded to the States Attorney’s Office regarding alleged drug violations.  During the stop, the driver gave the officer a bag containing a green leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana and other drug related items.

*A vehicle was stopped for reportedly travelling 71 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on 09/13/14, at 9:40a.m.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Andre Silas of Springfield.  During the stop the officer learned that Silas had allegedly been driving on a revoked license.

*A vehicle being driven by John Williams, of Pana, was stopped on 09/22/14, at about 5:10p.m. due to a reported license registration violation.  The officer was informed during the stop Williams was driving on a suspended license.  He was ticketed for the alleged violations and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

*At 6:40p.m., on 09/24/14, officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Willow in regards to a disturbance.  The officers met with the female caller and were told her 13 year-old son had gotten into an argument with his younger brother and her.  When the officers went to speak to the 13 year-old they found he had left the residence.  Attempts to contact him were unsuccessful and a missing persons report was generated.  After several hours of searching for him by the police and his family, officers learned the juvenile had been located in a wooded area off of the bike trail.  He was brought to the police station and then released to his parents.

*Officers were sent to a residence in the 500 block of Mill Street on 09/26/14, at 3:25a.m., in regards to an ongoing domestic situation.  The complainant reported to the police her ex-boyfriend had been calling and texting her for the past 2 hours.  She also reported he was making remarks about killing himself if she did not respond to him.  A report was completed documenting the problems mentioned by the complainant as she planned to seek an order of protection.  The suspect was contacted in order to check on his welfare and advise him to stop attempting to contact the victim.

*An officer spoke to a resident in the 500 block of Sattley Street on 09/29/14. The resident told police that she noticed her mailbox along with 2 other mailboxes had been damaged.  She found the damage at about 5:00p.m. on 09/29/14.  It appeared the mailboxes were intentionally struck by a vehicle.  The mailboxes were damaged beyond repair.

*A vehicle stop conducted on 09/29/14, at 9:50p.m., resulted in the arrest of the driver.  During the investigation the officer learned the driver of the vehicle, Zachariah Geary, of Tovey, was wanted on a warrant which had been issued by Montgomery County Authorities.

Criminal Reports
Battery – 1; Domestic Battery – 1; Criminal Damage to Property –3; Deceptive Practices – 1; Possession of Cannabis 1; Possession of Drug Equipment – 1; Telephone Harassment – 1; Warrant Arrests -- 2

Traffic Reports
Accident Investigations – 2; Failure to Reduce Speed – 2; Failure to Yield – 1; No Drivers License – 2; No Registration – 5; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle – 8;  Speeding –12; Suspended / Revoked Drivers License – 8; Too Fast for Conditions – 1; Traffic Sign Violations – 1; Warnings Issued – 101

Calls for Service
Animal Related Calls – 6; Assist Other Governmental Agency – 4; Assist Other Police Agency – 19; Assist Own Agency – 23; Burglar Alarm Response – 5; Business / Building Checks – 35; Citizen Assists – 33; Disturbance – 4; Domestic Trouble – 1; Found Property – 3; Mental Cases – 1;   Missing Persons – 1; Motorist Assists – 16; Neighborhood Trouble – 1; Suspicious Auto – 4; Suspicious Person – 2; Traffic Control / Detail – 9; Vacation Checks -- 72