The Weekly Post public record for 8-10-23

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

Iowa couple found
asleep near Billtown

WILLIAMSFIELD – A Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy found an Iowa couple sleeping in a sport-utility vehicle parked in the middle of a road north of Williamsfield.

The deputy was called about 5:15 a.m. July 11 to Knox Highway 24 and Illinois Route 180, where the gold Volvo SUV was parked on a curve. The occupants, a 71-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, said they were lost and out of gasoline and had a dead battery and a flat tire.
According to a sheriff’s-office report, the occupants appeared to have slight mental deficiencies. They were unable to explain from where they came or to where they were going. Medical responders checked and cleared them. The deputy arranged for the SUV to be towed.

“There was no option,” he stated. “It was on a very dangerous curve and time was of the essence.”
The deputy transported the man and woman to a travel plaza near Knoxville. There they contacted someone who was to give them a ride home to Delta, Iowa, about 2½ hours away.

Police Reports
• DOUGLAS – No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision west of Douglas.

About 3:45 p.m. July 19, Jennifer D. Trimble, 50, of Kenosha, Wis., was driving a northbound 2010 Chevrolet Aveo stopped on Illinois Route 97 at the intersection with Illinois Route 8.

As it proceeded, the Aveo struck a trailer a 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck was towing.

The truck, driven by 44-year-old Ryan D. Brewer of Maquon, was turning from southbound Route 97 onto eastbound Route 8, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report. The trailer sustained minor damage. The Aveo sustained damage to its right-front bumper. Both vehicles were driven away.

• EDWARDS – A vehicle reported stolen in Peoria was found abandoned east of Edwards. The 2012 Nissan Maxima was discovered about 5:30 a.m. July 25 in a ditch at Koerner and Southport roads, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. There was damage to the passenger-side front end and rear bumper.

• OAK RUN – A vehicle reported stolen in Galesburg was found abandoned in Oak Run. The 2012 Kia Rio was discovered about 3 p.m. July 16 in the 100 block of Knollcrest Circle, per a Knox County Sheriff’s Office report. The steering column was damaged, as was the rear passenger-side window. The vehicle was towed and its owners were notified.

• HANNA CITY – A Ruger handgun was reported stolen from a Hanna City residence. The incident in the 400 block of N. Runkle St. took place July 28, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. No other information was available. The sheriff’s office denied a request to release a report about the incident.

• FARMINGTON – Justin S. Wilcoxen, 36, of Farmington was taken into police custody about 6:45 p.m. July 13, on a Fulton County warrant for driving with a suspended license. He paid $330 in bond and fees and was given a notice to appear in court Aug. 16, according to the Farmington Police Department.

• OAK HILL – Shortly after 8:15 a.m. July 12, Martial A. Stenger of Brimfield was driving a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee south in the 8200 block of N. Maher Rd. when the vehicle struck a deer that emerged from the west. Stenger said he wasn’t injured, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. The vehicle sustained front passenger-side quarter-panel damage and was towed.

• ELMWOOD – About 4:45 a.m. July 31, Brandon R. Lindsey of Yates City was driving a northbound 2006 Peterbilt truck in the 13100 block of Illinois Route 78 north of Elmwood when the vehicle struck a cow in the roadway, per a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. No injuries were reported.

The truck sustained moderate damage to the front driver’s-side bumper and quarter panel. A deputy used his department-issued rifle to dispatch the cow, whose owner couldn’t be located immediately.

• BRIMFIELD – Nikole L. Hazen, 42, of Brimfield was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and accused of failure to appear in court, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• EDWARDS – Jalen J. Cannon, 27, of Edwards was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. July 31 and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to reduce speed, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• GALESBURG – These were among calls to which the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded between July 23-29: fire, Oak Run; road hazard, Illinois Route 8; juvenile trouble, Yates City; stray dog, Dahinda; suspicious vehicle, Williamsfield.