The Weekly Post public record for 2-22-24

NOTE: Charges are merely an accusation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police reports

• FARMINGTON – A Princeton man broke into a Farmington business, then once inside drank sparkling wine and looked up internet pornography, according to authorities.

Farmington police were summoned about 6 p.m. Feb. 10 to the 100 block of E. Fort St. There they found 35-year-old Justin M. Mills sitting in a chair inside the business and drinking from a bottle of Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante, according to a police report.

Police found signs of forced entry and a second, empty bottle of wine. Before officers arrived, Mills apparently took a shower, used the restroom, broke a statue and used a computer to access porn for about 90 minutes. Also found was a 12-inch pocket knife.

Subsequently, a Farmington convenience-store employee said Mills was kicked out of that business after he tried to steal a pickle and a bag of potato chips, a report stated.

Mills was accused of burglary, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property. He was arrested and transported to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown.

• PEORIA – A former Elmwood resident was accused of defrauding his landscaping-and-contracting customers.

At least eight victims contacted the Peoria Police Department regarding Nicholas J. Hamby, 37, owner of NJH Hardscapes. The victims stated Hamby took large amounts of cash for home projects and did not complete the work, according to a police-department news release.

Hamby was charged with deceptive practices, aggravated home-repair fraud, eight counts of theft and six counts of home-repair fraud. Total loss for all victims is about $30,400, according to police. Hamby’s arrest Feb. 8 culminated a six-month investigation.

• FARMINGTON – A traffic stop in Farmington revealed the driver’s license expired more than 12 years ago. He also was accused of illegal transportation of cannabis.

Tylon W. Bailey, 54, of Canton was behind the wheel of a 2005 Ford Escape when a Farmington police officer stopped it about 8:15 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fort and Main streets. A headlight and a registration light on the vehicle were not working, according to a police report.

An officer noticed a cannabis odor as he approached the vehicle. Bailey was found to have 25 grams of pot in a container, as well as a smoking pipe. A check revealed Bailey’s driver’s license expired in November 2011. Bailey claimed ignorance.

Bailey was cited for possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle by a driver, driving with an expired license and driving without lights when required. He is to appear March 8 in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown.

• OAK HILL – A Stark County man was arrested for drunken driving following a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck in Oak Hill.

Roger S. Royer, 61, of Wyoming was aboard a 1994 Harley-Davidson when it struck a 2005 Chevrolet pickup about 9:15 p.m. Feb. 10 at Illinois Route 8 and Oak Hill Cemetery Road, according to a heavily redacted Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

A description of what happened wasn’t available because of an ongoing investigation, per the sheriff’s office. But the report suggested three other people were involved – a 61-year-old man from Elmwood and a 57-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, both from Trivoli.

Royer was accused of DUI, improper lane use and failing to obey a stop sign. At least one person was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Both vehicles were towed.

• FARMINGTON – A Farmington man claimed he was a werewolf and threatened to kill his girlfriend and assault police officers, according to authorities.

Billy J. Lewis, 51, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in connection with a domestic dispute at a residence in the 100 block of N. Oak St. Farmington officers heard Lewis’ werewolf declaration and also heard him verbally abuse the 47-year-old victim, according to a report.

The victim said Lewis hit her and had been drinking alcohol. Lewis resisted arrest and was combative physically as officers transported him to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown. Lewis was charged with domestic battery.

• BRIMFIELD – An apparent domestic dispute in Brimfield resulted in injuries to two men, according to authorities.

Dylan J. Snider, 31, was arrested in connection with the incident, which happened about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 100 block of S. Adams St. The victims, aged 54 and 51, were from Brimfield, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report that received significant redactions because of an ongoing investigation.

One victim sustained a 1-inch laceration on the bridge of his nose, a split lip and facial cuts and red marks, the report stated. The other victim had blood around his mouth and bruises and scratches on his neck and face. Both men declined medical attention.

Snider was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic battery.

• HANNA CITY – No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at the foot of a driveway south of Hanna City.

Jennifer A. Zinkhon of Wichita, Kan., was backing a 2008 Jeep out of the driveway about noon Feb. 2 in the 3000 block of S. Turbett Rd. when it clipped the right-rear passenger side of a 2020 Subaru SUV that was pulling into the driveway, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

Kristy A. O’Donnell of Hanna City was the other driver. Her vehicle received moderate damage.

• YATES CITY – Chief Randy Benson reported the following Yates City Police Department activity for January: two citations, one open door, 16 reports, six traffic stops and six warnings.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between Feb. 4-10: suspicious incident, Williamsfield; animal complaint, Williamsfield; theft, Galva; trespass, Happy Hollow; domestic dispute, Williamsfield.