The Weekly Post public record for 5-9-24

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

Princeville woman killed in car crash

PEORIA – A Princeville-area woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the northwest edge of Peoria.

Nevaeh Mitchell, 18, was pronounced dead at 12:27 a.m. May 5 at the scene, in the 8400 block of N. Orange Prairie Rd., according to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood. An autopsy was to be performed Tuesday.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. May 4, Mitchell was driving north on Orange Prairie Road when another vehicle struck hers head-on. The other vehicle was headed south in the northbound lanes, Harwood stated. The Peoria Police Department did not identify the other vehicle or driver.

Mitchell resided along Illinois Route 90, according to Harwood.
As of Tuesday morning, a GoFundMe page plea had raised almost $20,000 to help pay Mitchell’s funeral expenses. The goal was $15,000. The page stated the accident happened as Mitchell was driving home from work. Later this year, she was to attend Loyola University in Chicago.

Peoria police were continuing to investigate the accident.
Police reports

• KICKAPOO – A Peoria man was accused of drunken driving following a single-vehicle accident east of Kickapoo.
First responders were summoned about 5:45 p.m. April 26 to U.S Route 150 and Ford Road regarding a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van found on its side.

The driver, 44-year-old Samuel T. Reyes, was out of the vehicle and appeared intoxicated, according to a redacted Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.

Another report indicated Reyes was driving west when his vehicle went off the pavement to the north. The vehicle gouged a resident’s yard. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed.

Reyes was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated DUI, driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

• FARMINGTON – An Elmwood-area man drove 44 mph over the speed limit in Farmington, according to authorities.
Scott A. Reyling, 44, was behind the wheel of a 2022 Ford F-150 pickup truck when a Farmington police officer stopped it shortly before 7 p.m. April 23 at Main Street and Barlow Road.
Reyling was driving south into town and said he didn’t realize the speed limit was 30 mph. He was recorded as driving 74 mph, a police report stated. Reyling was cited for speeding 35 mph or more over the posted limit and is to appear May 31 in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown.

• MAPLETON – A Hanna City woman sustained a minor injury from a two-vehicle accident north of Mapleton.
Jenelle M. Crebo was driving an eastbound 2012 GMC Terrain sport-utility vehicle at 7:45 a.m. April 23 on Lancaster Road at Harkers Corner Road when the SUV collided with a 2020 Honda Civic. Evan A. Price of Mapleton was the other driver, a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report stated.

Price was driving south on Harkers Corner Road and thought he had time to cross the intersection, but the collision sent both vehicles into a southeast ditch. Crebo wasn’t able to maneuver out of Price’s way, according to the report.

An ambulance crew checked Crebo, who complained of pain in her right hand but refused additional treatment. Her vehicle was towed.

• WILLIAMSFIELD – A Dahinda woman was accused of entering her former boyfriend’s Williamsfield residence without his permission.

The incident that involved Angela J. Schriver, 45, was reported about 9 p.m. April 22 in the 200 block of W. Gale St. The 38-year-old ex-boyfriend and a 41-year-old Dahinda woman were in the residence at the time. Accounts differ as to what happened, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report.
Schriver was cited for criminal trespass to a residence and received a notice to appear in Knox County Circuit Court in Galesburg.

• EAST GALESBURG – A Galesburg woman was cited for drunken driving after she left her place of employment, an Oak Run restaurant and bar. Ashley A. Norvell, 35, was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox when a Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the vehicle about 1 a.m. April 19 at State and Clark streets in East Galesburg.

Norvell disregarded a stop sign, a sheriff’s-office report stated. Her blood-alcohol content was .213. The legal limit is .08. In addition to two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, Norvell was accused of disobeying a stop sign, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving a vehicle with expired registration.

• FARMINGTON – A Farmington man was driving with a revoked license, according to authorities.

Farmington police stopped a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck Eric F. Brand, 43, was driving about 8:15 p.m. April 17 near Cedar and Fort streets.

An officer discovered Brand’s driver’s license had been invalid since September 2018, according to a police report. Brand said he didn’t know his license still was revoked.

He was cited for driving while his license was suspended, revoked or canceled. He was to appear last week in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown. His vehicle was impounded.

• TRIVOLI – Darren M. McClister, 58, of Trivoli was arrested at 4 a.m. April 30 and accused of two counts of failure to appear in court, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• FARMINGTON – Larry B. Stephens, 64, of Farmington was arrested shortly before 9:45 a.m. April 28 and accused of aggravated driving under the influence, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between April 21-27: domestic dispute, Yates City; suspicious vehicle, Williamsfield; dog bite, Oak Run; unwanted, Williamsfield; dog bite, Douglas; custody dispute, Yates City.

• FARMINGTON – Chief Chris Darsham reported the following Farmington Police Department activity for April: 5,088 building checks, 300 business checks, 2 crashes handled, 4 property crimes, 29 traffic tickets issued, 4 ordinance violations, 3 crimes against people, 95 traffic stops, 9 arrests, 15 reports completed, 22 assists to other police departments, 395 total calls and 8 miscellaneous items.