The Weekly Post public record for 8-4-22

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

Peoria woman survives Kickapoo kayak trip
EDWARDS – For hours on July 23, police and friends searched for Dawnn R. Chapman of Peoria, who went missing after she was left to kayak in Kickapoo Creek near Edwards. But Chapman eventually turned up at a Kickapoo gasoline station, where she walked after her kayak overturned, she said.
About noon, Chapman, 28, drove to Illinois Route 8 and Taylor Road, parked her vehicle and launched her kayak, according to her boyfriend’s report to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. About three hours later, the 32-year-old man moved the van to Route 8 and Reservoir Boulevard, closer to where his girlfriend was expected to emerge.
Chapman was to report to work about 5 p.m. at the Shell gas station at 7116 N. Kickapoo-Edwards Rd., but as of 10 p.m., nobody had heard from her since 4 p.m., the sheriff’s report stated. Her boyfriend and his brother searched the creek. Sheriff’s deputies joined them. Peoria police checked her residence.
Sometime before 2 a.m. on July 24, Chapman arrived on foot at the gas station, the report stated. She was dirty and wet, according to an employee, and called a taxicab for a ride home.
Chapman told deputies she flipped her kayak in the creek, then righted the kayak and tied it near Taylor Road. No injuries were reported.

Police reports

• FARMINGTON – An Elmwood teenager drove off a road north of Farmington after she looked at her cellphone to respond to a text message, according to authorities. About 5:45 p.m. July 23, a 16-year-old girl was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt south on Illinois Route 78 near Knox Road 200 North when she looked up from her phone to see the car drifting to the right, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver then overcorrected and the car shifted sideways into the ditch on the west side of the highway, a report stated. The car spun and the driver’s-side door struck a tree.
No serious injuries were reported. The driver was issued a warning. The vehicle was towed.

• ELMWOOD – A Farmington woman was accused of domestic battery after she jumped on her ex-husband’s back and bit him, according to authorities. Amanda D. Davis, 39, was arrested about 5 p.m. on July 27 following the incident at a residence in the 21200 block of W. Foster Rd. southeast of Elmwood.
Davis admitted to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office deputy that she jumped and bit her ex in his left shoulder. Both were at their former residence while he was retrieving personal property, according to the deputy’s report.
The 41-year-old ex-husband was on a cellphone at the time of the incident. Davis said she pays for the phone and wanted it back. That’s what prompted her actions. Another woman at the residence confirmed what happened, the report stated.
Davis was transported to Peoria County Jail and received a notice to appear in court.

• KICKAPOO – Someone drove away from the Shell gasoline station at 7116 N. Kickapoo-Edwards Rd. without paying for $24.02 in fuel, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. July 24. A station manager described the suspect as an elderly white man driving a silver sedan. She suggested his lack of payment might have been accidental.

• PRINCEVILLE – About 12:30 a.m. July 21, Stefanie Hunt of Brimfield was driving a 2016 Honda HR-V sport-utility vehicle south in the 18000 block of N. Princeville-Jubilee Rd. when she swerved to avoid a deer. The SUV left the pavement and ran into a ditch, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. Hunt sustained a broken left shoulder and an injured back. She was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The vehicle was towed.

• PEORIA – About 6 a.m. July 23, Jacob A. Wagner of Elmwood was driving a 2011 Lexus RX350 south on Stone School Road near Farmington Road when he struck a deer in the roadway, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. Wagner said he wasn’t injured. His car sustained major front-end damage, but he was able to drive it home.

• YATES CITY – A John Deere riding lawnmower and baler, valued at $16,000, were destroyed when they caught fire at a farm northwest of Yates City. Joey K. Tusek was operating the machinery about 4:30 p.m. June 23 on his property in the 2000 block of Knox Road 700 North when he felt the baler stop functioning, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Tusek attempted to extinguish the fire, to no avail.

• EDWARDS – About 10 a.m. July 25, Arthur H. Riekena of Hanna City was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound in the 9900 block of N. Ford Rd. when he attempted to pass a tractor. But as the tractor driven by Ross Pauli of Peoria attempted to make a left turn, the pickup struck its left-front tire, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. The tractor was pulling a planter. Pauli said he turned on his left-turn signal,
according to a report. Riekena was not cited, per an agreement with Pauli.

• EDWARDS – Maurice A. Davis, 34, of Edwards was arrested about noon July 26 and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a revoked license, failure to reduce speed and endangering the life or health of a child, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• EDWARDS – Gabriel J. Engel Rynearson, 19, of Edwards was arrested about 4:45 p.m. July 27 for failure to appear in court, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• PRINCEVILLE – Morgan Busby, 23, of Princeville was arrested at 10:30 a.m. July 29 and accused of reckless driving and endangering the life or health of a child, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• ELMWOOD – Daniel D. Tomlinson, 21, of Elmwood was arrested about 4 a.m. July 30 and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, improper lane usage and driving 1-10 mph above the speed limit, according to the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office.

• WILLIAMSFIELD – The Williamsfield Police Department reported the following activity for July: No citations or warnings, two 911 calls, one person down, burglary to residence and theft of motor vehicle.

Marriage license
• Ali Grace Wagner of Princeville and Brennen Daniel Douglass of Bloomington.