The Weekly Post public record for 2-29-24

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

Police reports
• TRIVOLI – An apparent domestic dispute in Trivoli resulted in two people being arrested.

A Peoria County Sheriff’s Office deputy was summoned about 10:45 a.m. Feb. 18 to a residence in the 18900 block of Illinois Route 116. What transpired wasn’t clear. A sheriff’s-office report was heavily redacted; an ongoing investigation was cited.

Emily N. Puckett, 46, of Trivoli was accused of aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon and domestic battery/bodily harm. Aaron J. Puckett, 41, of Trivoli was accused of domestic battery/bodily harm. The report didn’t specify how or if the Pucketts were related, although both listed the same address.

• WILLIAMSFIELD – Someone stole a pickup-truck bed topper from a vehicle parked in a Williamsfield driveway, according to authorities.
The apparent theft took place late Feb. 13 or early Feb. 14 in front of a residence in the 100 block of N. Poplar St., according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report. The 56-year-old man who reported the incident about 10 a.m. Feb. 16 said the pickup truck, a 2018 Ram 1500, belonged to his employer.

Per the report, the bed topper was a black tri-fold with yellow clips. The victim found no clues, and nothing else was reported missing. No suspect information was available.

• GLASFORD – A two-vehicle accident in Glasford left a Trivoli man uninjured. Shortly before 6:15 a.m. Feb. 15, Craig A. Whitby was driving a 2005 Chrysler 300 south on Glasford Road at Fourth Street when a 2022 Jeep Wrangler struck his vehicle. Benjamin A. Herren of Glasford was driving the Wrangler west on Fourth Street, stopped, then tried to turn left onto Glasford Road.

Herren said he didn’t see Whitby’s vehicle when he began to turn in front of it, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The front bumper of the Chrysler struck passenger-side doors of the Wrangler. Herren reported no injuries.

• DAHINDA – Law-enforcement authorities confiscated a shotgun from a Dahinda-area man whose Firearm Owners Identification Card was revoked.

The incident happened about 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at a residence in the 2000 block of Knox Road 1400 North. A Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy accompanied a 35-year-old woman to the residence she shared with her ex-boyfriend, so she could retrieve belongings.

While inside the residence, the deputy noticed an antique George Fisher 10-gauge double-barrel shotgun lying on a pool table, according to a sheriff’s-office report. The deputy knew the 40-year-old male resident’s FOID card was revoked.

The deputy and a colleague transferred the shotgun and 38 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition to the man’s 60-year-old father, who has a valid FOID card, the report stated. He said the shotgun belonged to his great-grandfather.

• ELMWOOD – Dalton L. Sander, 18, of Elmwood was arrested about 4:45 p.m. Feb. 19 and accused of domestic battery/bodily harm, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between Feb. 11-17: two custody disputes, Dahinda; theft, Williamsfield; abandoned vehicle, Yates City; downed wires, Williamsfield; downed wires, Yates City; trespass, Yates City; suspicious person, Williamsfield.