The Weekly Post public record for 6-20-24

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

Police reports
• FARMINGTON – A Hanna City driver accused of almost striking three pedestrians in Farmington had open alcohol and cannabis in his vehicle. His passenger, a Farmington man, also faced criminal charges.

About 8 p.m. June 10 at Pearl and West streets, local police stopped a 2010 Ford that Cash D. Vandyke, 19, was driving. A 29-year-old Farmington woman said the vehicle almost hit her 8-year-old daughter and a 32-year-old Farmington man. A 25-year-old Canton man said the vehicle almost hit him, too.

The officer observed Vandyke squealing the vehicle’s tires before he was stopped. The officer also smelled cannabis emanating from the vehicle. A search of it revealed two open containers of tea-flavored alcoholic beverages and at least one container of pot.

Vandyke was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol, possession of adult-use cannabis in a vehicle outside an approved container, illegal squealing of tires and reckless driving. His passenger, 19-year-old Rowdy G. Eldridge, was cited for illegal possession of booze and pot.

Both men received notices to appear July 12 in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown.

• FARMINGTON – A Canton man was accused of kicking in the door of a Farmington residence.

The incident happened shortly after 5 a.m. June 6 in the 100 block of N. Oak St. A resident there told Farmington police Bryan G. Remels, 47, had just left after he damaged the door.

Shortly thereafter, police located Remels in Canton. Remels said he had been checking on a 47-year-old woman at the Farmington residence, because he had not heard from her in a few days. The two had been in a relationship, a police report stated. Remels said he didn’t recall kicking in the door.

Remels was charged with criminal damage to property and was given a notice to appear June 26 in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown. Damage to the door and adjacent drywall was estimated at $400.

• FARMINGTON – A Farmington man was banned from a local convenience store after he was accused of stealing alcohol from it.

Christopher T. Harn, 21, visited Circle K, 1006 E. Fort St., about noon and again about 2 p.m. June 2. Security video revealed Harn left each time with an unpaid-for 100-milliiter bottle of Fireball whiskey, according to a Farmington police report.

Harn was cited for retail theft and received a notice to appear in Fulton County Circuit Court in Lewistown.

• PRINCEVILLE – Someone from outside opened and reached through a window at a Princeville residence, turned on a light and fled, according to authorities.

The incident happened about 11 p.m. June 2 in the 400 block of E Main St. A Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report redacted most of the information, although it did state the victim was home at the time.

No suspect information was available. The possible charge would be criminal trespass to a residence.

• BRIMFIELD – No injuries were reported following a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot of a Brimfield convenience store.

Kimberly A. Coyle of Brimfield was exiting the lot about 7 a.m. May 29 at Casey’s, 215 E. Knoxville St., in a 2023 Hyundai Elantra when a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck backed into it, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. Stephen Collier of Pekin was the other driver.

Collier said a truck that parked between his vehicle and Coyle’s blocked his view. Collier was backing out of a parking space when the accident happened. The Silverado sustained minor driver’s-side rear-bumper damage. The Elantra sustained driver’s-side front-fender damage and was towed.

• OAK RUN – A Cambridge woman was accused of drunken driving near Oak Run after she dragged a man about 100 yards with a pickup truck, according to authorities.

A Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched shortly before 8 p.m. May 18 to the 1400 block of Manson Heights Rd. There the deputy found a 52-year-old Cambridge man lying on the pavement, with severe lacerations to his head, according to a sheriff’s-office report.

Witnesses said the man fell after he was hanging from a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a woman later identified as 52-year-old Angela F. Polowy. Both appeared to be intoxicated, the report stated. Polowy was located shortly thereafter at an Oak Run gasoline station.

Polowy admitted to drinking 10 beers, according to the report. She and the victim were transported to OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. There was no word about the victim’s condition.

Later, Polowy was transported to the Knox County Jail. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to remain at the scene of a personal-injury or fatal motor-vehicle accident.

• TRIVOLI – Shortly after 7:30 a.m. June 6, James W. Tuhey of Toulon was driving an eastbound 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in the 17300 block of Illinois Route 116 east of Trivoli when the vehicle struck a deer that emerged from the north. Tuhey was uninjured, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The impact pushed the front fender of the vehicle into a wheel and rendered it undrivable. It was towed.

• BRIMFIELD – Shortly before 5:30 a.m. June 5, Erik D. Vallianatos of Dunlap was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox sport-utility vehicle west in the 14800 block of Brimfield-Jubilee Rd. east of Brimfield when the vehicle struck a deer that emerged from the south. No injuries to Vallianatos were noted in a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The vehicle sustained damage to its driver’s-side front quarter-panel and bumper and was towed.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between June 2-8: two domestic disturbances, Williamsfield; disturbance, Williamsfield; noise complaint, Oak Run; order-of-protection violation, Williamsfield; domestic disturbance, Dahinda.

Marriage license
• Shayla Lynn McCormick of Edwards and Kurtis Allen Hinrichsen of Congerville.