Police Beat for Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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A 22-year-old Salem man was being held in the Marion County Jail on Saturday after being arrested by Salem Police for criminal trespass to state supported land.  Brian Coleman of East Lyford is accused of being on Marion County Housing Authority Property where he had earlier been banned.  

47-year-old Michael Thompson,who indicated he was homeless, remained in custody after being arrested by Centralia Police on an outstanding Marion County Ordinance Violation warrant.  

25-year-old Charles Collins of East Broadway in Centralia was being held on an outstanding Marion County felony warrant.  Collins was arrested by Central City Police.

31-year-old Steven Edwards of East St. Louis Street in Nashville posted $500 bond and was released after being arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on an outstanding failure to appear warrant in a DUI case.

25-year-old Terry Atteberry of Jefferson STreet in Junction City was arrested by Salem Police for driving on a suspended license.  He posted $150 bond and was released.

Three Face New Charges in Marion County Court

March 22, 2015 Comments off

A 29-year-old Holland, Michigan man has been formally charged in Marion County Court with unlawful possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis.  Joshua Sibley had bond set at $10,000 and the public defender appointed to represent him.  Sibley was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies after the cannabis was found after the Marion County canine alerted on his vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 near the Salem exit.

18-year-old Edmund Pecora of West Olive in Salem was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bond after he was charged with domestic battery for allegedly pushing Patricia Dahl of the same address.  Pecora waived appointed of a public defender and is due back in court on April 22nd.  

Bond has been set at $25,000 for 37-year-old Jason Reynolds of Lindell Street in Odin after he was charged with aggravated driving under the influence and aggravated driving on a revoked license.  Reynolds is accused in the charges of having three prior convictions on the same charges in the past.  A preliminary hearing was set for April 2nd.  

Centralia Junior High Principal Calls for More Involvement in the Schools

March 21, 2015 Comments off

Young also displayed some of the Real World Challenge projects where students were given a problem faced by the Centralia business where they were assigned for a weeklong summer program sponsored by the Centralia City Schools and Centralia Chamber of Commerce.  

Man Ordered Held for Psychiatric Treatment Kicks Window Out of Squad Car

March 21, 2015 Comments off

A Marion County Sheriff’s Department transport car had its rear window knocked out Friday morning.

Marion County Sheriff Rich Stevenson said the man was constrained, but may have been trying to escape.  

Marion County State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach says after just arguing successfully the man needed involuntary mental treatment, he thought there was no chance the court would now find the man fit to stand trial on a criminal charge for criminal damage to property.  

The name of the man is not being released because of the mental health nature of the court hearing.  

A large number of Centralia Police cars converged on the scene after the car stopped to assist the sheriff’s department employee making the transfer. 

Sandoval School Superintendent Says Further State Cuts Will Put District in Crisis Mode

March 21, 2015 Comments off

Garrison says Sandoval receives 70-percent of its money through state aide, so the 2.25 percent cut means $6 per student.  For wealthier districts, the cut per student could be just $1.  If the plan goes through, she’d at least like the loss per student to be the same for every district.  

Garrison wants teachers, community leaders, and children all to contact legislators by phone, e-mail or Facebook to explain the critical conditions that will be created in district’s like Sandoval.  

An aide to State Representative John Cavaletto told those in attendance to contact local legislators.  But Mark Decker feels it might be better to target Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan who came up with the across the board cut and has the power to push such a budget cut through.  Decker notes Governor Bruce Rauner wants to spare education more cuts and is actually proposing a funding increase for next year’s budget.  

Sandoval School District is one of nearly 200 community, business, faith and education  organizations working to address the long term inequity in the state education funding system.

Aerosol Can Blamed for Starting Centralia House Fire

March 19, 2015 Comments off

A leaking aerosol can is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged the utility room of a Centralia home Wednesday afternoon.  

Centralia City Firemen say the fire was at the Jody and Randall Wolff home at 7793 Watts Lane.  

Fire officials say the aerosol can had accidentally been dropped on the floor causing it to start leaking.  It was placed into a trash can next to the gas hot water heater.  The fumes apparently were enough to be ignited by the pilot on the water heater and start the fire.  

Firemen were able to extinguish the blaze with a fire extinguisher.  They then removed smoke from the entire home.  

Damage is estimated at $6,000, including $5,000 to the structure and $1,000 to the contents. 

The fire call came in  at 3:04 Wednesday afternoon, with firemen remaining on the scene for about 35 minutes.  

Police Beat for Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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A 31-year-old Salem man was arrested on multiple charges by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies after initially not stopping for a traffic stop early Thursday morning.  Jarid Walker of Indiana Street was ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding police, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.  A deputy initially tried to stop Walker on Pearl Street in Salem, but he didn’t pull over until he was on Indiana Street.

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two people when going to a home looking for one of them.  Deputies initially arrested 40-year-old Matthew Bounds of Moonglow Road in Centralia on an outstanding traffic warrant.   While there,  deputies located 28-year-old Rose Bounds of the same address.  She was arrested for violation of an order of protection.  Both remained in the Marion County Jail Thursday morning.

21-year-old Austin Hawley of Airport Road in Salem was arrested by Salem Police for alleged criminal trespass to land.  He was allegedly in Bryan Memorial Park after earlier being banned.  Hawley posted $300 bond and was released. 

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