No One Injured In Basom Road Crash, Driver Arrest

May 30, 2016 Comments off

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say all four occupants of a car escaped injury when it ran off the Basom Road west of Currie Road north of Salem early Sunday night.   

The driver of the car, 25-year-old Michael Hall of Maple Street in Alma, was arrested for driving under the influence.  He remains in the Marion County Jail Monday morning.

Initial information indicates all four of the occupants of the vehicle were able to get out on their own after it ran into a field and overturned.   

The wreck occurred at 7:07 Sunday evening.  

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One Person Hurt in Fayette County Wreck

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State Police say an Effingham woman was injured and arrested following a single vehicle crash on Illinois Route 128 a mile north of Beecher City in Fayette County Sunday night.  

Preliminary investigative details indicate Emily Arnold was traveling southbound when the Jeep she was driving swerved and changed lanes into oncoming traffic multiple times.  Arnold then left the roadway and crashed into the ditch where the Jeep came to rest.   

Arnold was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham for treatment.   She was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs, improper lane usage, possession of controlled substance and no insurance.  

The crash occurred at 8:05 Sunday night.  

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Police Beat for Monday, May 30th, 2016

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A 19-year-old Iuka man is in custody at the Marion County Jail Monday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Tyler Cooper of Seivers Road was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Sunday night.

28-year-old Amber McCown of Belleville remains in custody on an outstanding Marion County felony failure to appear in court warrant.  Bond on the warrant is set at $7,500.  She was arrested by sheriff’s deputies.

27-year-old Kirk Johnston of Page Avenue in Odin was arrested by State Police for driving under the influence of drugs.  He posted $100 bond and was released.

32-year-old Tina Myers of South Cherry in Centralia posted $100 bond and was released after being arrested by Centralia Police on Sunday for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property.   Police had been looking for Myers following a May 23rd incident where she allegedly threw rocks at the home of Tabitha Henson and Dawn May.    One window was reported broken.   

A 23-year-old Centralia man, Casey McChristian of McKee Street, posted $500 bond and was released from the Centralia Police Department on an outstanding failure to appear in court warrant in a forgery case.   

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State Police Seize 154 Pounds of Cannabis in Jefferson County

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A truck initially stopped for speeding on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County late Saturday afternoon resulted in a seizure of 154 pounds of high grade cannabis.  

State Police say the driver, 31-year-old Yunierqui Crespo of Houston, Texas, and passenger, 26-year-old Dainery Acosta-Bueno of Tampa, Florida were both arrested for possession of cannabis, cannabis trafficking, and calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy.  

The trooper indicated he smelled a strong oder of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle during conversation with the two men.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and resulted in the discovery of the cannabis that was hidden in a rear compartment of the truck.  

State Police were assisted by Illinois StatePolice Zone 7 Investigation, Mt. Vernon Police, and the Fairmont City Police Department.  

The traffic stop occurred at 5:36 Saturday night.   

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Salem Woman Arrested on Drug and Traffic Charges

May 28, 2016 Comments off

A 26-year-old Salem woman has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on several drug and traffic charges following a Friday night traffic stop.  

Deputies say they initially stopped 26-year-old Mallory Fletcher for failing to signal on East Main Street in Salem.  She allegedly gave deputies permission to search her purse, where two baggie corners were found.  At that point, a decision was made to have Canine Valor walk around the car.  The dog hit on the vehicle, resulting in a search that turned up a pink makeup bag under the seat that allegedly contained a white powder residue and a syringe that tested positive for methamphetamine.  

In addition to possession of meth, Fletcher was arrested for possession of under 2.5 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for no insurance.   She remained in the Marion County Jail Saturday.  

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Mt. Vernon Police Arrest Three During Drug Bust on Mt. Vernon Home

May 28, 2016 Comments off

Three Arrested in Mt. Vernon Drug Bust (left to right) Miranda Phillips, Kendrick Vaughn, and Scott Smith.

Three Mt. Vernon residents are in custody on multiple drug charges after the Mt. Vernon Police/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team executed a search warrant on Friday.

After the residence at 405 North 16th Street in Mt. Vernon was secured, a search by Narcotics Detectives resulted in the recovery of quantities of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.   

All three arrested were located in the home and are being held in the Jefferson County Jail pending the setting of bond.  They include 39-year-old Miranda Phillips who was charged with possession of meth, possession of cannabis, possession of Schedule I or II Controlled substance with Intent to Deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  45-year-old Scott Smith is being held for possession of Schedule I or II controlled substances with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.   40-year-old Kendrick Vaughn was arrested for possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The search warrant was obtained with the assistance of the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office and was signed by the Honorable Judge David Frankland after investigations by the MVPD / JCSO Narcotics Division.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department Investigate Two Burglary-Theft Cases

May 28, 2016 Comments off

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the Linda Myers home in the 5700 block of Charleston Road northeast of Salem.  Myers reported returning home from work early last night to find someone had unlocked her door and stole the TV.

The sheriff’s department is also investigating several items reported missing from an Iuka home.  Paula Biggs of South Street returned home Saturday night and found an x-box, cash, and a tablet computer were gone.  She reported there had been no signs of forced entry.      

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