The Weekly Post public record for 11-3-22

NOTE: Charges are merely an accusation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Police reports
• FARMINGTON – A Farmington woman was cited for falsely reporting her baby girl was abducted by the baby’s father, according to authorities.
Story S. Hewitt, 40, called Farmington police about 8:15 p.m. Oct. 26 and reported she had argued with the baby’s father. According to her, he then took the baby from a residence in the 100 block of E. Court St. and told Hewitt he wasn’t bringing her back, a police report stated.
Police called the father and advised him to return the baby. He did. Additional investigation revealed Hewitt gave the father permission to take the child, Farmington Police Chief Chris Darsham said. Sheriff’s deputies from Fulton, Knox and Peoria counties were involved in tracking the situation.
Hewitt was given a notice to appear in Fulton County Circuit Court on a charge of disorderly conduct/false report.

• OAK HILL – A driver who with his vehicle was found in a ditch along a road east of Oak Hill was cited for having a revoked license.
The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office was summoned about 7 p.m. Oct. 26 to the 6500 block of N. Eden Rd. There a deputy discovered Roger G. Stortz, 76, inside a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox in a ditch on the west side of the pavement.
Stortz said he lost control because of an oncoming northbound car approaching his lane, a sheriff’s-office report stated. The deputy’s computer search revealed the license revocation. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed.
A private vehicle later transported Stortz, whose hometown was not available, to an unspecified hospital. There was no word about his condition.

• HANNA CITY – A Trivoli man sustained a broken collarbone and toe after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck towing a trailer northwest of Hanna City.
About 3:15 p.m. Oct. 20, Corey M. Merriman was riding a 2008 Honda CBR north on Eden Road, behind a 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Esther E. Vigue of Brimfield. Accounts differ, but Vigue appeared to be tuning west on Sommerfield Road when Merriman’s motorcycle struck her trailer.
When a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived, Merriman and the motorcycle were underneath the trailer, according to a report.
Merriman was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He also was cited for operating a motorcycle without a license, operating an uninsured vehicle, having no valid registration and failing to reduce speed.

• VICTORIA – A Dahinda woman was accused of drunken driving following a single-vehicle accident west of Victoria.
About 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Angelina S. May, 48, was driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan east on Illinois Route 167 near Knox Road 1400 East when the vehicle left the roadway to the north. The minivan struck the ditch and overturned at least once, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report released recently.
The van came to rest on its wheels, facing southeast, and sustained significant damage. Witnesses reported the van was traveling erratically before the crash.
May was transported to OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. She also was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating an improperly registered vehicle and improper lane use, among other violations.
According to the Knox County Circuit Clerk’s office, May’s next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 21.

• FARMINGTON – A Farmington man was accused of violating an order of protection. Stephen M. Haberlin, 72, received a notice to appear in Fulton County Circuit Court in connection with an incident that happened about 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Farmington, according to the city police department.
When an officer arrived at a residence in the 100 block of W. Pearl St. to take Haberlin into custody, he said he was having chest tightness. An ambulance transported him to Graham Hospital in Canton, where he was treated and released.

• BRIMFIELD – Someone stole a catalytic converter from a Ford E150 van parked at a Brimfield-area business. The theft was reported about 8:15 a.m. Oct. 28 at Sprayer Specialties, 17328 W. U.S. Route 150, per the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The converter was valued at about $500.

• FARMINGTON – Amanda J. Cox, 39, of Farmington paid $780 in bond and fees about 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in connection with an outstanding Fulton County warrant for failure to appear/escape, according to the Farmington Police Department. Cox was released and given a court date.

• FARMINGTON – Daniel S. Dallefeld, 35, of Farmington paid $540 in bond and fees about 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 in connection with an outstanding Fulton County warrant for failure to appear in court, according to the Farmington Police Department.

• HANNA CITY – About 11:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Abigail I. Haggard of Trivoli was driving a 2016 Ford Focus north on Eden Road near Dorembus Road northwest of Hanna City when the vehicle struck a deer. Haggard complained of stomach and knee pain and was to be evaluated at Graham Hospital in Canton, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The deer was found several yards from the vehicle, dead in a field. The vehicle sustained incapacitating front-end damage.
Marriage licenses
• Sonia Lynn Galloway and Dennis Clinton Homan, both of Trivoli.
• Jessica Nicole Ewalt and Steven John Walsh, both of Dahinda.
• Suzanne Lavonne Worsfold of Elmwood and Bruce Joey Watt of Peoria.