THE CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS THE FOLLOWING:
On February 2, a Christian County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to a single vehicle accident on 800 East Road just south of Edinburg. David E. Watson, 57, of Edinburg advised of a single vehicle accident with no injuries. The deputy arrived on scene and observed Watson with significant front end damage. Watson stated he lost control and struck a utility pole. The deputy did not observe any damage to the utility pole.
On February 8, J.R. W. Williams, 61, of Decatur was traveling north on Route 48. Williams ran off the roadway and down into a deep ditch. Williams drove down a tree line hitting many trees with the passenger side of the vehicle. Terry L. Washington, 22, of Springfield, who was a passenger, was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. No other injuries were reported.
On Febraury 8, Evelyn K. Cole, 50, of Tower Hill stated that she was southbound on Illinois Route 29 when she braked to slow down and the vehicle began to slide. Cole was unable to recover from the slide and ran off the road into the right ditch. Cole hit a tree and caused damage to the passenger's side quarter panel and the passenger's side rear wheel. No injuries reported.
Nicholas H. Dyer, 36, of 611 Dial Street Apt. 4A, Kincaid, was arrested February 9 on a bond forfeiture for operating a vehicle uninsured.
Catherine M. Eck, 38, of 10 Webster Street, Pana, was arrested February 6 on a bond forfeiture for possession of a controlled substance.
Aaron W. Perozzo, 34, of 302 Lincons Ave, Tovey, was arrested February 9 for domestic battery.
John W. Evrley, 27, of 415 North Cherokee Street, Taylorville, was arrested February 9 for domestic battery, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of cannabis.
Janis K. Baird, 50, of 417 West Bryant Street, Taylorville, was arrested February 6 on a bond forfeiture for methamphetamine manufacturing.
Richard D. Prakel, 47, of 45 Hillcrest, Taylorville, was arrested February 6 on a bond forfeiture for driving on a suspended/revoked license.
THE TAYLORVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:
On February 8 at 10:40pm, a Taylorville Police Department officer observed Dennis W. Coghlan, 24, of Taylorville driving on a suspended license. Coghlan was arrested and transported to Taylorville Police Department for processing. He was released on a notice to appear.
On February 8 at 10:26pm, a Taylorville Police Department officer observed Brittany N. Benedict, 24, of Taylorville operating a vehicle. The officer knew Benedict to have a suspended license. The officer made contact with Benedict in the Route Mart parking lot. Benedict was arrested for driving while license is suspended. Upon further investigation, a 14-year-old female was also arrested for possession of cannabis. Both were transported to Taylorville Police Department for processing. Benedict was released on a notice to appear. The female juvenile was released to her guardian.
On February 8 while on patrol, a Taylorville Police Department officer ran a vehicle's license plate. The male registered owner had a suspended license.The male's description matched the male that was driving the vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 600 block of East Park Street. The officer identified the driver as Gregory Schelling, 40, of Blue Mound. Schelling was placed under arrest and transported to Taylorville Police Department for processing. Schelling was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended and for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was released on a notice to appear.