The Weekly Post public record for 5-19-22

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

Arriving late with vehicle nets jail time for man

HANNA CITY – Tardiness with his new girlfriend’s vehicle resulted in the arrest of a man north of Hanna City, according to authorities.

Dolan R. Motes, 52, was taken into custody about 8 p.m. April 27 after he returned to his girlfriend’s residence in the 13800 block of W. Cottonwood Rd. west of Edwards.

The 53-year-old woman told a Peoria County Sheriff’s deputy Motes drove to work in her 2010 Jeep Cherokee and said he would return about 5:30 p.m. to pick her up, a report stated. Motes did not show at the appointed time and his cell phone was turned off, the woman said.

While the deputy was there, Motes arrived on foot. He said the Cherokee ran out of gas. The deputy verified the vehicle’s location and checked to see if Motes was wanted by authorities. Motes was – in Henry County, for an unspecified offense.

The deputy arrested Motes and transported him to the Peoria County Jail. Henry County authorities confirmed they would extradite Motes.

Hanna City man arrested after UTV accident

EDWARDS – A Hanna City man claimed someone he didn’t know asked to drive his utility-task vehicle, crashed it and injured him. The claim had no corroboration, and the man was accused of drunken driving, among other violations.

About 6 p.m. April 30, a Peoria County deputy was summoned to Murphy and Cottonwood roads near Edwards. About 30 yards west of there, Kevin S. Winters was found in the woods. He sustained minor injuries, according to a police report.

Winters said an unknown male driver rolled the UTV. But a witness reported observing only one person near the accident site. That was Winters, the report stated.

An ambulance took Winters to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center. In addition to DUI, he was cited for failure to reduce speed and driving on a revoked license.

Police reports

PRINCEVILLE – About 11 p.m. on May 5, a Peoria County Sheriff’s deputy found Torence T. Kieser of Edelstein behind the wheel of a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt that was in a west-side ditch along Illinois Route 91 near Akron Road. The air bag had deployed, and Kieser’s head was in pain, according to a police report. Kieser said he was driving north on Route 91 when he encountered a deer and was unable to control the vehicle. An ambulance transported Kieser to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The vehicle was towed.

• TRIVOLI – A two-vehicle accident in Trivoli resulted in no injuries, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. May 4 in the 18900 block of W. Farmington Rd. An eastbound 2022 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle driven by Kaylee L. Catton of Farmington stopped to allow a school bus to turn. A 2006 Mazda sedan driven by Bailey M. Kennelly of Yates City rear-ended the SUV.
Both vehicles were towed.

Marriage license

• Melissa Lyn Martin of Chillicothe and Nathan Mark Burnham of Brimfield.