The Weekly Post Public Record for 9-3-20

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

Princeville sheriff’s deputy accused of theft PEORIA – Matthew C. Hawkins, 47, of Princeville has been accused of twice walking into a Peoria Kroger store in August and stealing alcohol while in uniform. A 24-year Sheriff’s Department veteran, Hawkins was arrested and taken to Peoria County Jail by Illinois State Police on Aug. 26. Hawkins was in Peoria County Circuit Court Aug. 27 on charges of burglary, official misconduct and retail theft for two incidents that allegedly occurred on Aug. 14 and Aug. 18. Hawkins posted $10,000 bond and faces another court appearance Sept. 24. The burglary charge is a Class 2 Felony and is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Police reports
• BRIMFIELD – Roberto Salgado, 52, of Brimfield was charged on Aug. 26 with aggravated sexual assault/felony and two counts of criminal sexual abuse/force.
• ELMWOOD – Illinois Route 78 north of town was closed Aug. 27 after a semi-truck carrying pumpkins pulled in front of a Jeep, causing an accident in which fuel spilled. One person involved had a minor injury.
• KICKAPOO-EDWARDS – A driver informed police that a chunk of asphalt was thrown through the back of his vehicle while southbound on Kickapoo-Edwards Road at Fox Chapel on Aug. 25.
• PRINCEVILLE – A vehicle stolen from the Princeville area was recovered at Crusens in West Peoria on Aug. 27.
• ELMWOOD – Amanda M. Coulter, 36, of Elmwood was charged on Aug. 30 for failure to appear. She was charged again on Aug. 31 for theft between $500 and $1,000.
• FARMINGTON – A failure to signal at the intersections of Elmwood and Vernon Streets in Farmington on Aug. 24 resulted in an additional charge for driving while license is revoked for Jonathan Halverson, 24, of Mahtowa, Minn., according to a Farmington police report. The vehicle was impounded.
• FARMINGTON – A driver responsible for a reckless driving complaint sped off when officers attempted to stop their vehicle at the intersection of Illinois Highways 78 and 116 on Aug. 26, according to a Farmington police report. Emily Dean, 23, from Canton was eventually stopped one-quarter mile west of Trivoli and charged with DUI, aggravated fleeing, attempting to elude police and improper lane usage. The vehicle was towed and impounded. Marriage licenses Nadine Lynn Wood and Aaron Joseph Bare, both of Trivoli. Jennifer Jean Wilson and Charles LeRoy Crotts, both of Laura.