The Weekly Post public record for 5-5-22

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

Alarm but no robbery at Elmwood Casey’s

ELMWOOD – Despite initial appearances, the Casey’s convenience store in Elmwood was not robbed last week.
About noon on April 27, Elmwood police officer Mike Darrah and a Peoria County Sheriff’s deputy were dispatched to the store at 811 W. Main St. The hold-up alarm there had been triggered, according to an Elmwood police report.
When Darrah arrived at Casey’s, he noticed three company trucks in the parking lot and employees working at the front door. A store manager said they were conducting an upgrade to the alarm system. The alarm went off by mistake, presumably.
The manager apologized for the false alarm, the report stated. The sheriff’s deputy was told to disregard the alert.
Casey’s home office in Iowa was aware the alarm system was supposed to be off and was to be contacted about the issue, the manager said.

Princeville bicyclist
arrested for drunkeness

PRINCEVILLE – Drunken bicycling isn’t a formal violation of the law. But in all but name, that’s what authorities accused a Princeville man of doing last week.
Collin M. Hause, 24, was cited for being a pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and for obstructing police. Both allegations are connected to an incident about 7 p.m. April 23 in Princeville.
A Peoria County Sheriff’s deputy was summoned to Casey’s convenience store, 105 E. Spring St., where in the parking lot she observed a black-clad Hause fall off a bike. When the deputy approached Hause, he boarded the bike and headed north on a sidewalk along Santa Fe Avenue.
The deputy pulled her squad car, with emergency lights flashing, in front of Hause’s path on the west sidewalk. But he rode off the sidewalk to the opposite side of the street and fell off the bike again, according to a police report.
Hause then left his bike and ran east through a lumber yard in the 600 block of N. Santa Fe Ave., where he tripped and fell. He told the deputy he was intoxicated and thought he would be arrested, thus he ran.
The report stated Hause was bleeding from his nose and mouth at that point.
The deputy took Hause into custody, after which paramedics arrived and transported him to UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was cited after he arrived at the hospital.
Hause said he had been drinking large amounts of alcohol all day, per the report. He is to appear May 25 in Peoria County Circuit Court.

Police reports
• BRIMFIELD – A neighbor of Heinz Bus Co., 326 N. Jefferson St., chased away a man who was attempting to enter a shed on that property about 11:30 p.m. April 20, according to a Peoria County sheriff’s report. The man – who was about 5-feet, 10-inches tall and was wearing blue jeans and a dark hoodie – ran east from the scene after the neighbor yelled at him, the report stated. Deputies found no footprints, damage or anything displaced in the bus shed.
• PRINCEVILLE – Chase C. Hartley, 23, of Princeville was arrested Monday and accused of unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s report.
• FARMINGTON – Police Chief Chris Darsham reported the following activity for his department in April: 269 business checks, 4,645 building checks, 4 crashes handled, 3 property crimes, 15 ordinance violations, 2 crimes against people, 10 miscellaneous, 49 traffic stops, 12 arrests, 20 reports completed, 308 total calls and 23 assists to other departments.

Marriage licenses
• Drew Morgan Bennett of Edwards and Gabriel Lawrence German of Hanna City.
• Jordan Breanna Rahn and Derek Harding Meeks, both of Princeville.