NOTE: Charges are merely an accusation. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
• TRIVOLI – On May 4, a 2022 Chevrolet utility vehicle driven by Kaylee L. Catton of Farmington rear-ended a 2006 Mazda sedan driven by Bailey M. Kennelly of Yates City. The accident happened in the 18900 block of W. Farmington Rd. A report in the May 19 issue of The Weekly Post transposed who rear-ended whom, based on an incorrect Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report.
• FARMINGTON – A Farmington man was accused of domestic battery and endangering the life and health of a child, among other crimes. Timothy J. Fultz, 21, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. June 12 at an Elmwood residence in connection with an incident that took place about 1 p.m. June 11 at his home in the 100 block of W. Pearl St. in Farmington.
Fultz was accused of punching a 30-year-old man multiple times, pushing a 20-year-old woman who was holding an 8-month-old baby and grabbing the child from her, according to Farmington Police. Fultz was transported to the Fulton County Jail.
• KICKAPOO – A Mack truck rear-ended the automobile of a Brimfield woman who was attempting to drive onto Interstate 74, authorities stated.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m. June 9, Juliene M. Litwin was southbound on Kickapoo-Edwards Road in a 2018 Audi Q5 and waiting for northbound traffic to clear so she could enter the eastbound interstate, per the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. But a semi-trailer truck driven by Shawn A. Barclay of Pekin struck the rear of the Audi. Damage was extensive.
Barclay said he didn’t notice Litwin’s car had stopped but mashed the brake pedal to the floor to avoid a collision, a police report stated. He was cited for following too closely.
• FARMINGTON – Police arrested two men walking, and possibly arguing, on Illinois Route 116 west of Farmington after they were found to have outstanding warrants. The arrest was at about 7:15 p.m. June 6.
Gregory A. Belville, 31, of Peoria and James M. Dillow, 52, of Virginia, Ill., told a Farmington police officer their vehicle ran out of gasoline. The officer responded after a complaint about the pair being in the roadway. It appeared the men were arguing with each other, a police report stated.
Neither suspect possessed identification, but the officer checked their names with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The report did not state the nature of the warrants. Belville was transported to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown. Dillow was taken to Mason County Jail in Havana.
• PRINCEVILLE – A mailbox in front of a residence in the 100 block of W. South St. in Princeville was ripped from its moorings between 9 p.m. June 6 and 7:30 a.m. June 7. According to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, a woman heard a loud noise between 9 and 10 p.m. June 6. She stepped outside and saw a black pickup truck headed west on South Street. She did not investigate further, a police report stated.
The next morning, the woman found the broken mailbox in her yard. She said she intends to press charges if a suspect is identified.
• BARTONVILLE – A Hanna City man was uninjured after an automobile slammed into a tractor he was driving, according to authorities. About 3:30 p.m. June 6, Jarret W. Summers was turning a Case tractor left onto Tuscarora Road from Cameron Lane when a car driven by Steven T. Umphlett of Peoria attempted to pass from behind. Umphlett’s vehicle struck the tractor’s driver’s-side front tire, a Peoria County Sheriff’s report stated.
• HANNA CITY – About 7:15 p.m. June 6, Jonathan M. Bleichner of Hanna City was driving an all-terrain vehicle in a field near Greengold Road when it struck a hole and stopped. Bleichner was ejected, struck his head and lost consciousness, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. He sustained head contusions and his right eye almost was swollen shut, a deputy stated. Bleichner was taken by ambulance to a Peoria hospital.
• PRINCEVILLE – About 7:45 a.m. June 8, Kari L. Cropin of Princeville was driving a 2017 GMC Acadia south in the 15100 block of Princeville-Jubilee Rd. and hit a deer. Cropin declined medical treatment, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s report. The deer died on impact.
• FARMINGTON – Christopher N. Staggs, 39, of Little Rock, Ark., was arrested about 1:30 p.m. June 11 at Casey’s, 84 S. Main St., on a $20,000 warrant from Pulaski County, Ark., for drugs and firearms possession, drug-paraphernalia possession and possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, among other crimes, according to the Farmington Police Department.
• FARMINGTON – Kati R. Fox, 26, of Canton was arrested about 12:15 a.m. June 11 on a Fulton County warrant for failure to appear in court in connection with a methamphetamine-possession accusation, according to the Farmington Police Department. Fox contacted the police to retrieve a cell phone that was collected as evidence in another case.
• FARMINGTON – An air compressor and two impact-driver tools were reported stolen from a residence in the 600 block of W. Marshall Ave. in Farmington. The compressor was inside a garage, and the impact drivers were inside a pickup truck parked in the garage, according to the Farmington Police Department.
• HANNA CITY – Briana M. Pierce, 28, of Hanna City was arrested June 9 and accused of aggravated battery, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.
• PRINCEVILLE – Collin M. Hause, 24, of Princeville was arrested at 5 p.m. June 7 and accused of obstructing an officer and resisting a peace officer, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.
• HANNA CITY – Sometime between nightfall June 4 and 9:30 a.m. June 5, an unidentified westbound vehicle struck a mailbox in front of a residence on the south side of the 11100 block of W. Farmington Rd., according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.