The Weekly Post public record for 4-4-24

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

Police reports

• PRINCEVILLE – A Creve Coeur woman was arrested after she was accused of firing a gun outside a Princeville-area residence.

Jessica R. Dunn, 39, was transported to the Peoria County Jail following the incident, which happened about 5 p.m. March 24 in the 5000 block of W. Streitmatter Rd. Almost the entire Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report about the incident was redacted.

According to jail records, Dunn initially was charged with aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and domestic battery/ bodily harm. She also had outstanding warrants in Peoria and Tazewell counties.

Dunn is to appear April 24 in Peoria County Circuit Court regarding a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

• GALESBURG – Staff members at a Galesburg youth-detention facility were battered during what law-enforcement officials called a riot. There were two juveniles and eight staff members injured, some who required hospital visits.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office received word about fighting at the Mary Davis Detention Home about 8 p.m. March 27.

The incident morphed into a riot quickly in multiple areas of the facility, according to a sheriff’s-office news release.

Upon arrival, deputies and police officers from Galesburg and Knoxville secured and returned juveniles to their cells. The facility sustained significant damage. Charges are forthcoming, the release stated.

• PRINCEVILLE – A fire west of Princeville destroyed a garage that contained about $60,000 worth of vehicles and other items, according to authorities.

The blaze began about 5:15 p.m. March 20 at a residence in the 11800 block of W. Illinois Route 90. According to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report, the homeowner said he had been burning garbage northwest of the detached garage.

When he returned outside, the garage was engulfed in flames.

Inside the garage, per the report, were a 1979 International truck cab valued at $20,000; a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck valued at $8,000; a 1984 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck valued at $5,000; a 2008 Polaris all-terrain vehicle valued at $1,500; and a 2015 Yamaha 50CC motorcycle valued at $1,500.

Power tools and equipment valued at $20,000 and saddles and other equestrian gear valued at $4,000 also were reported to be inside the garage.

A damaged burn barrel on the north side of the garage appeared to be the fire source, the report stated. Flames probably spread from the barrel to a wood pile behind the garage, then to the garage itself. Akron-Princeville, Brimfield and Elmwood firefighters responded.

• TRIVOLI – A driver and her passenger refused a hospital trip following a single-vehicle accident south of Trivoli.

At 9:30 a.m. March 13, Heather Krueger of Glasford was behind the wheel of a southbound 2008 Pontiac G6 on Trivoli Road, about one mile south of Higgs Road, when a deer entered the roadway, a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report stated.

Krueger swerved to avoid the deer but lost control of the vehicle on a gravel patch. The passenger side of the vehicle then struck an embankment on the east side of the road.

First responders evaluated Krueger and her female passenger. The vehicle was towed and the road was closed to traffic briefly.

• YATES CITY – A Yates City woman was cited in connection with a child-custody dispute.

About 6 p.m. on March 8, the 37-year-old woman said she wasn’t going to allow her 13-year-old son to stay with her former husband, a violation of a parenting agreement, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report stated. Her son said he didn’t feel safe at his father’s, because of bullying by other relatives of similar age.

The woman was accused of unlawful parenting-time interference and received a notice to appear April 17 in Knox County Circuit Court in Galesburg.

• PEORIA – A Trivoli man was accused of multiple traffic violations following a police stop in unincorporated Limestone Township.

Kyle M. Marion, 29, was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon when it was pulled over at 3:30 p.m. March 8 in the 3400 block of W. Lincoln Ave., according to a redacted Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Report. Marion was cited for driving on a suspended license and expired vehicle registration. His vehicle was towed.

• WILLIAMSFIELD – No injuries were reported following a two-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 74 south of Williamsfield.

A 2015 Buick Encore driven by C. Sue Smith, 81, of Galesburg was attempting to pass on the left a 2011 Nissan Altima when her vehicle struck the other about 7:15 p.m. March 7, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report stated. Smith said she didn’t see the vehicle Terry E. Willis, 45, of Abingdon was driving.

The Encore sustained damage to the passenger-side front quarter-panel. The Altima’s driver’s-side quarter-panels, door and mirror were damaged. One passenger was in each vehicle, and both vehicles were drivable.

• OAK RUN – Someone damaged a livestock gate at a farm northwest of Oak Run, authorities stated.

The incident happened March 5 or March 6 in the 1100 block of Foxtown Place, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report. Tracks indicated an all-terrain vehicle drove into the gate, backed, went forward, knocked it down and ran over it.

Damage was estimated at just over $200. A 59-year-old Hanna City man owns the farm. No suspect information was available.

• EDWARDS – Shortly after 9 p.m. March 15, Bryon M. Smith of Peoria was driving a Chevrolet K-1500 pickup truck east on Illinois Route 8 about one-half mile west of Heinz Lane when his vehicle struck a deer that emerged from the south. No injuries were noted in a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The vehicle sustained damage to the passenger-side front quarter-panel and bumper. The accident killed the deer.

• EDWARDS – About 6:45 a.m. March 13, Jacob H. Wofford of Mapleton was driving a 2004 Hyundai Accent east on Illinois Route 8 near Koerner Road when the vehicle struck a deer. Wofford refused medical attention, a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report stated. The passenger-side front door and window of the vehicle were damaged, but it was drivable.

• BRIMFIELD – Christopher J. Kinser, 50, of Brimfield was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. March 28 and accused of violating an order of protection, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• BRIMFIELD – James R. Arbogast, 39, of Brimfield was arrested about 1:45 a.m. March 27 and was accused of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• YATES CITY – Chance D. Blankers, 36, of Yates City was arrested about 3:30 a.m. March 24 and accused of failure to appear in court, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between March 17-23: phone harassment, Farmington; custody dispute, Yates City; damage, Galva; road hazard, Yates City; driving complaint, Dahinda; civil matter, Williamsfield; structure fire, Galva; burglar alarm, Williamsfield.