MVPD arrest man for aggravated domestic battery

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to a report at approximately 2:08 a.m. Sunday of a female requesting assistance from officers after being battered by her boyfriend.

A reporting person indicated that the female that requested the assistance had left the scene of the call with her boyfriend and child.

The vehicle they were reported occupying was found at the Circle K at 2701 Broadway in Mt. Vernon, where after investigation, authorities arrested 29-year-old Thomas Moore of Mt. Vernon on charges of aggravated domestic battery/strangulation, child endangerment, and interference with a report of domestic violence.

Moore was transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center for the formal filing of charges and the setting of bond.

Mt. Vernon man arrested for theft of vehicle

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department responded around 11:48 a.m. to a caller in the 1000 block of South 24th Street Sunday, who had reported that her vehicle was missing from her residence.

After further investigation, the vehicle was located near the corner of 4th and Casey and the suspect, 25-year-old Jonathan Reed of Mt. Vernon was taken into custody for alleged driving on a suspended license, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft or unauthorized control of property between more than $500 in value, but less than $10,000.

Reed was transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center for the formal filing of charges and the setting of bond.

Two People Injured in Two Vehicle Crash at Illinois Route 37 and 161

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Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Illinois Route 37 and Illinois Route 161 north of Kell late Tuesday morning.

State Police say 58-year-old George Linder of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee was southbound when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. Linder ran into the rear driver’s side of a car driven by 24-year-old Raygena Sweet of Centralia.

Sweet went to Salem Township on her own. A passenger in her car, 85-year-old Audrey White of Kell, was taken to Salem Township Hospital by Marion County EMS. Linder and his passenger, 49-year-old Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, escaped injury.

Linder ws ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device. The crash occurred at 10:55 am.

Centralia City Manager Asks for Duck Hunting to End at Raccoon Lake

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Centralia City Manager Dan Ramey asked the city council Monday night to end duck hunting on Raccoon Lake and said a half-dozen owners of boat docks on Lake Centralia who haven’t paid the boat dock fees will now be asked to remove them.

Ramey feels the time for duck hunting at Raccoon Lake has passed.

“It is getting to be less and less of a fit. I’m just concerned that something will eventually be happening out there,” said Ramey. “The days the club houses out there are becoming less and less. It is becoming a very residential area that has been annexed into the city.”

Ramey says if the council doesn’t want to end duck hunting, they need to change the city ordinance that prohibits firing a gun in the city limits.

Ramey also announced $20,000 in fees have been collected for improvements to Lake Centralia through a boat dock fee implement last year. He now feels it’s time to take action against those who have refused to pay.

“I think we are down to six or seven that unfortunately that are just completely refusing to even talk to us any longer. I met with a couple that just said they are not going to pay. I’ve instructed the city attorney to take action to ask them to remove their docks,” said Ramey. “It’s not fair to the other 100-some people.”

Ramey said he planned to use some of the money to expand the public boat dock off Scout Road so it can dock four boats instead of the current two. The expansion will cost $9,500.

Illinois Prison on Lockdown After Assault That Injured Staff

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MENARD, Ill. (AP) – A weekend assault at a southern Illinois prison that resulted in injuries has led to the transfer of several inmates to other institutions.

A Department of Corrections spokeswoman says staff at Menard Correctional Center and inmates involved in the Sunday altercation were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says in a statement that upon completion of an investigation the Corrections Department will refer the case to the Randolph County state’s attorney’s office for possible prosecution.

Wilson did not say how many staff members and inmates were involved in the altercation.

Menard is located along the Mississippi River about 60 miles south of St. Louis. It has been on lockdown since the incident. That means inmates aren’t allowed visitors.

Two Crashes on Route 140 in Fayette County Result in Three Injuries

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State Police say there were injuries in two separate single-vehicle accidents on Illinois Route 140 in Fayette County Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Two Vandalia residents were injured when a pickup truck ran off the highway a half mile west of Fayette County Road 600 E at 8:15 Saturday morning. Preliminary details indicate 40-year-old Ferrell Kissiar was travelling westbound on Illinois Route 140 when he slowed down due to a curve and lost control. The pickup went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. The pickup came to a stop in a field approximately 30 yards off the north side of the roadway.

Both Kissiar and a 14-year-old male passenger were taken to the Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia for treatment. Kissiar was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

In the Friday evening crash, State Police say 55-year-old Cora Jackson of Vandalia ran off Illinois Route 140 a quarter mile east of Hagarstown. Preliminary reports indicate she lost control, crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic, and then hit a concrete bridge barrier with the passenger side of her car. Jackson was entrapped in her vehicle and was extricated by the fire department.

Jackson was initially taken by ambulance to the Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia and then flown to a Springfield Hospital via Air Evac. Jackson was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The crash occurred at 6:23 Friday night.

Police Beat for Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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A 42-year-old Odin man was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail by Central City Police on Friday night for alleged driving under the influence and other traffic citations. Theodis Gorman of Lincoln Avenue was also ticketed for having only one headlight, improper lane usage, illegal transportation and no license.

35-year-old Tyrone Etheridge of Cormick Street in Centralia remained in custody after being arrested by Centralia Police following a traffic stop for failure to appear on a Marion County felony warrant as well as new charges of failure to dim lights, no insurance, and improper display of license.