The Weekly Post public record for 5-30-24

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

Police reports
• ELMWOOD – An Elmwood man threatened to shoot high school students in that city, according to authorities.
Dalton L. Sander, 18, was arrested shortly before 12:30 p.m. on May 17 in connection with an incident the previous day, according to an Elmwood Police Department report. Sander said he was going to visit the Elmwood school with a gun and “take care of” an issue he had.

Sander claimed he had been attacked physically recently by eight Elmwood students. An employee of the Bartonville special-education facility Sander attends reported the threat. Sander later recanted it, according to the report.

Police arrested Sander, who was accused of disorderly conduct, and transported him to the Peoria County Jail.

• HANNA CITY – A Hanna City woman was accused of domestic battery.

Amanda J. Cox, 40, was arrested shortly before 10:30 p.m. May 18 in connection with an incident at a residence in the 2400 block of S. Hanna City-Glasford Rd., according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report that was heavily redacted.

The formal charge against Cox was domestic battery/bodily harm. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services appeared to have received an online report regarding the incident, according to the sheriff’s-office report.

• HANNA CITY – A Glasford woman was accused of drunken driving following an apparent single-vehicle accident south of Hanna City.

Danielle L. Cruz, 37, was driving a northbound 2004 Ford Explorer about 9:45 p.m. May 13 in the 3200 block of S. Martin Weber Rd. when the vehicle left the roadway to the right. The vehicle knocked down a pasture fence, overturned at least once and came to rest upside down in a drainage ditch, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

Cruz was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked license.

• BRIMFIELD – A Brimfield woman was taken to a Peoria hospital after a two-vehicle wreck east of her hometown.
At 1:45 p.m. May 11, Rena M. Hill was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe that was turning west onto U.S. Route 150 from Thousand Dollar Road when an eastbound 2017 Ford van struck it. The other driver was Wayne R. Peugh of Edelstein, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

Hill said she didn’t see Peugh’s vehicle until the crash. Peugh said Hill’s vehicle pulled in front of his. The Tahoe rolled on its side and the van left the roadway to the north.

An ambulance transported Hill, who sustained unspecified injuries, to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Hill’s passenger and Peugh refused medical treatment. Both vehicles were damaged beyond drivability and were towed.

• FARMINGTON – A Farmington woman was cited for driving a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle on city streets.

Jennifer L. Timm, 47, was piloting a 2002 Kawasaki Bayou 250 ATV when a Farmington police officer stopped it shortly after 7 p.m. May 12 at Hickory and Fulton streets. Timm had one passenger, a 51-year-old Farmington man, according to a police report.

The officer discovered Timm’s driver’s license was suspended. Timm said she didn’t know that. In addition to a citation for operating a four-wheeler on a public roadway, Timm received one for driving with a suspended license. She is to appear Friday, May 31, in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown.
• OAK RUN – A vehicle-deer accident in Oak Run led to a power pole being toppled, among other damage.

Shortly after 10:45 p.m. May 11, Dirk L. DeBoer, 63, of Dahinda was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe northwest in the 3200 block of Oak Run Drive when his vehicle struck a deer, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report.

The vehicle went off the roadway to the left and struck the power pole. It fell, as did attached power lines. The vehicle then struck a tree in a grass field and came to rest.
DeBoer’s vehicle was towed.

• DUNLAP – Shortly before 4:45 a.m. May 17, Michael J. Nauman of Princeville was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck south in the 14100 block of Illinois Route 91 north of Dunlap when the vehicle struck a deer. Nauman said he wasn’t injured, per a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The front end of the pickup truck was damaged, but the vehicle was drivable.

• DAHINDA – Shortly before 9:15 p.m. May 11, Cynthia D. Wright, 52, of Peoria was driving a 2014 GMC Terrain east on Interstate 74 south of Dahinda when the vehicle struck a deer. Ambulances transported Wright and her passenger, a 75-year-old Kewanee woman, to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Their injuries weren’t specified in a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report. The vehicle was towed.

• ELMWOOD – Shortly before 10 p.m. May 10, Keri A. Graham, 49, of Elmwood was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic south in the 8700 block of Illinois Route 78 north of Elmwood when the vehicle struck a deer. Graham and her passenger, a 21-year-old Elmwood man, sustained minor injuries from dashboard, steering-wheel and seat-belt impact, according to an Elmwood Police Department report. The vehicle sustained at least $1,500 in damage but was drivable.

• ELMWOOD – Andrew W. Eberle, 32, of Elmwood was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. May 24 and accused of driving on a revoked license, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between May 12-18: domestic dispute, Yates City; disturbance, Yates City; burglary, Dahinda; other-animal complaint, Williamsfield; burglary, Galva; burglary, Williams- field; theft, Dahinda.