Public Record for The Weekly Post 12-16-21

NOTE: Charges are merely an accusation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Man threatens to ‘set his dog’ on officer

ELMWOOD – Responding to reports of harassment, loud music and bright lights shined into neighbors’ homes on Dec. 6, an Elmwood police officer was dispatched to the 400 block of E. Cypress St., where he reported hearing music “five blocks away,” according to an Elmwood police report.
The officer knocked on the door of the residence multiple times, asking Zachary D. Beintema, 36, of Elmwood to step outside. On one attempt, Beintema slammed the door. Beintema’s wife responded to two additional requests, saying, “No one is coming outside. We are going to bed.”
After being warned he could face multiple charges, Beintema threatened to set his dog on the officer, even opening the door wide enough to allow the dog to stick out its head. After threatening the officer again and claiming the children inside were scared, Beintema’s wife talked her husband into going outside where he was taken into custody.
After a search in which no weapons were found, Beintema told the officer, “This is all because I’m harassing my neighbors over the court case on Thursday.”
He was possibly referring to an appearance in court on Dec. 9 regarding an Elmwood ordinance violation.
Beintema was charged with obstructing police, aggravated assault on police, public nuisance, disorderly conduct, aggravated witness intimidation, threatening a public official and child endangerment. DCFS was notified.
An investigation continues.

Police reports
• YATES CITY – Patrick E. Swartz, 56, of Yates City was held for another agency on Dec. 9 relating to failure to appear in court, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s report.
• FARMINGTON – Amanda Julian, 45, of Canton was stopped at the intersection of South Main and East Prairie streets for failure to stop at a stop sign around 1 a.m. on Dec. 9, according to Farmington police. She was found to have an active warrant out of Fulton County for failure to appear in court regarding a charge of deceptive practice. She posted bond at the police department and was released with a court date.
• FARMINGTON – Nathan Christy, 32, of Farmington was charged with trespassing after police were called to the 500 block of W. Fort St. around 7:45p.m. on Dec. 10, according to Farmington police. He was issued a notice to appear in court and was released. Later that evening, officers were called to the Casey’s General Store on South Main Street for a theft complaint. Security camera footage identified Christy as the suspect. He was located by officers and placed under arrest for retail theft. He was then transported to the Fulton County Jail to be seen by a judge.
• BRIMFIELD – Renee H. Windish, 27, of Brimfield struck a deer on Dec. 5 as she was traveling westbound on Southport Road.
• YATES CITY – The Yates City Police Department activity log for November shows 0 arrests, 2 citations, 13 reports, 8 warnings, 1 open door, 8 traffic stops, 0 ordinance violations and 2 maintenance calls.
Marriage license
• Melody Kay Marlott and Matthew James Abraham, both of Brimfield.