Police Beat

Hancock County Deputy Arrests Man for Driving while License Suspended and for Obstructing a Peace Officer

On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 3:22pm, Ryan H. Lowe, 31 years old, from Keokuk, Iowa was
arrested for Driving while License Suspended and for Obstructing a Peace Officer.
 
Lowe was driving a white, 2007 Chevrolet truck, in the 1800 block of Keokuk St. in Hamilton.
When a deputy conducted a traffic stop on the truck, Lowe pulled over and immediately fled on
foot. The deputy chased Lowe for several blocks and was able to take him into custody. Hamilton Police assisted during the incident. No injuries or damage were reported from the
incident.
 
Lowe was taken to Hancock County Jail where he later posted ten percent of $2,000.00 as set
by law.
 
Lowe is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Fulton County Sherrif's Report 8/13/18-8/20/18

TICKETS

 

6/25/18

Jacob A Wooters

Canton

DWLS, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, Leaving Scene of Accident with Vehicle Damage, No Valid Registration, Operating Vehicle without Evidence of Registration

 

7/23/18

Zachary R Hermacinski

Peoria

Speeding

 

7/24/18

Conrad E Clark

Astoria

Speeding

 

Dominick R Hutchinson

Peoria Heights

Speeding

 

7/28/18

Anthony L Mahr

Canton

DUI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Squealing Tires

 

Mandy K Schmidt

Lewistown

Operating Uninsured Vehicle, DWLR, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident

 

8/2/18

Todd C Bushong

Astoria

DWLR

 

8/3/18

Natalie L Fulton

Canton

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Robert K Altman

Princeville

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis

 

8/4/18

Joshua L Knight

Carbondale

DWLS

 

8/7/18

Juvenile

Quincy

Speeding

 

8/9/18

Jennifer S Bloyd Hamm

Canton

Speeding

 

Harold E Schafer Jr

Hardin, KY

Spilling on Highway/Failure to Secure Load

 

Jason R Dray

Canton

Possession of Cannabis

 

8/11/18

Ryan S Allan

Lewistown

Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Peace Officer x2, Disobeying Stop Sign x2, Improper Lane Usage, Aggravated Suspended, Illegal Operation of ATV, Reckless Driving x2, Careless Operation of ATV, Aggravated DWLS

 

Juvenile

Farmington

Speeding

 

Juvenile

Canton

Speeding, Operating Uninsured Vehicle

William J Palmer

Ipava

Leaving the Scene of an Accident x2, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident x2

 

ARRESTS

8/11/18

Seth C Hazzard, 34

Lewistown

Sex Offender Seek Name Change

 

Wade A Stewart, 53

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Carla Jean Fleming, 39

Glasford

Possession of Methamphetamine

 

8/12/18

Ryan A Scott, 26

Lewistown

Reckless Driving x2, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Peace Officer, Reckless Conduct, Aggravated DWLS

 

8/13/18

James A Mathews, 53

Pekin

Contempt of Court

Tommy L Kruzan, 37

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Stephanie A Woodell, 42

Canton

Escape

 

8/14/18

Harley D Hilliard, 22

Vermont

Contempt of Court

 

Dale C Bishop, 30

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

8/15/18

Sara J Stear, 33

Canton

Possession of Methamphetamine

 

Bruce A Duncan, 57

Dunfermline

DWLR/S

 

8/16/18

Arthur R Finley, 27

Canton

Possession of Controlled Substance

 

Rodney W Harrison, 53

Canton

Contempt of Court

 

Richard T Cody, 38

Jacksonville

DUI

 

ANYONE ARRESTED IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN COURT

 


Schuyler County Sheriff Report 8/14/18-8/21/18

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following action in Schuyler County for the week of 8/14/18-8/21/18

On 8/15/2018 a juvenile of Quincy was cited for Following too Close

On 8/15/2018 Ryan Brewer of Beardstown was cited for Speeding 79mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/16/2018 Christopher Smith of Macomb was cited for Unlawful Use of a Weapon

On 8/16/2018 Rusti Sikes of Decatur, TX was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

On 8/17/2018 Cameron Williams of Chatham was cited for Speeding 70mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/18/2018 Cheri Mansfield of Beardstown was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

On 8/18/2018 Thomas Bourque Dubois, IL was cited for Speeding 71mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/19/2018 Kaleb Bohannon of Pekin was cited for Speeding 55mph in a 35mph zone

On 8/19/2018 Kane Law of Louisiana, MO was cited for Speeding 65mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/19/2018 Wanda Coy of Beardstown was cited for Speeding 65mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/19/2018 Roger Davidson of Rushville was cited for Speeding 75mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/19/2018 Daniel DeShong was cited for Driving While Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Vehicle & Failure to Notify SOS of Change of Address

On 8/20/2018 Damian Parsons of Davenport, IA was cited for Speeding 83mph in a 55mph zone & Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

On 8/20/2018 Regan Ramsey of Bowen was cited for 72mph in a 55mph zone

On 8/20/2018 Emily Raez of Beardstown was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

 

Other statistics:

4 Animal Complaints were handled

13 Verbal Traffic Stops were conducted

Assisted other agencies on 4 separate occasions

Conducted 3 Motorist Assists

1 Citation to Discover Assets was served

1 Order of Protection was served

1 Summons was served

2130 miles were patrolled

29 Business and Personal Property checks were conducted

Schuyler County Jail housed an average of 20 inmates for the week

If you see suspicious activity please contact the Schuyler County Sheriff’s office. They want to keep the county safe and appreciate your concerns.

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Hancock County Sheriff Office Arrest Man for Indecent Solicitation of a Child 8/10/18

On Friday, August 10, 2018 Dustin M. Armstrong, 33, of Warsaw, Illinois was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on a Hancock County arrest warrant for Indecent Solicitation of a Child. A joint investigation with DCFS and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office revealed Armstrong had solicited photographs from a child under the age of 17. Bond was set at $15,000 (10% to apply). Armstrong posted bond and was released from the Hancock County Jail.

Indecent Solicitation of Child is a Class IV felony and is punishable up to 3 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Hancock County Sheriff's Office 7/30/18 - 8/5/18

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of July 30, 2018 through August 5, 2018

07/30/18

Devin W Schofield, age 24, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass. Schofield remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

07/31/18

Christian D Walker, age 18, of Macomb, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Cannabis. Walker was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Kristen M Golliher, age 32, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Golliher was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/01/18

Kimberly N Smith, age 25, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and No Valid Insurance. Smith was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Sophia M Gregory, age 19, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving Under the Influence. Gregory was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/02/18

Phillip C Schulte, age 31, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked. Schulte was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Octavious SD Whitaker, age 23, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Tazer. Whitaker remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

John L Peacock, age 28, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Battery. Peacock remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

James K Stroh, age 36, of Springfield, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended, No Valid Driver's License, and Operating Uninsured Vehicle. Stroh was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/03/18

Larry L Massey, age 25, of Keokuk, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Massey was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

James RW Smith, age 18, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Smith was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

John R Lay, age 27, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Criminal Damage to Property and Arson. Lay was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/04/18

Joshua J Frakes, age 33, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass to Residence. Frakes remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Kinzey L Kress, age 29,of Fort Madison, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Kress was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

08/05/18

Rickey D Taylor, age 49, of Basco, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Revoked. Taylor was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF

LAW

 

Fulton County Sheriff's Report 7/27/18 - 8/2/18

Tickets

7/30/18

Emily M Trone

Rushville

Speeding

 

7/31/18

Gregory G Garrett

Cuba

Speeding

 

ARRESTS

7/27/18

Lonnie R Coulter, 51

Canton

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

Lucinda M Barfield, 46

Vermont

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

7/28/18

Michael T Gross, 22

Springfield

Failure to Appear

 

Jeremy D Mahr, 32

Canton

Criminal Trespass to Residence

 

Lucas A Swan, 25

Ipava

Obstructing Justice, Failure to Appear


Anthony L Mahr, 29

Canton

DUI

 

Justin R Vines, 27

Columbia, MO

Obstructing Justice, Possession of Hypodermic Needle, Obstructing Identification

 

7/30/18

James D Danz, 41

Canton

Domestic Battery

 

Michael A Davison, 42

Cuba

Failure to Appear

 

7/31/18

Ashley N Morse, 28

Lincoln

Failure to Appear

 

8/1/18

David I Thompson, 26

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

8/2/18

Brooke L McBride, 33

Canton

Contempt of Court

 

Joseph K Simpson, 27

Bushnell

Failure to Appear

 

Todd L Bushong, 44

Astoria

Obstructing Justice, DWLR, Failure to Appear


 

ANYONE ARRESTED IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN COURT


Schuyler County Sheriff Report 7/24/18 - 7/30/18

Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following action in Schuyler County for the week of 7/24/18 - 7/30/18

 

7/24/18

Aspen Schlieper of Meridosia was cited for speeding 51mph in a 35 mph zone

 

7/25/18

Joao Bento of Portland, Maine was involved in an accident on IL RT 103 & US Highway 24.  Bento was driving a 2008 Infiniti.  Bento was traveling Northwest when the driver stated he just lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway on the right side and struck the end of the guardrail and continued down the guardrail until its passenger side tire got wedged underneath the guardrail.  A citation was issued.

 

An accident was reported on RT 103 near US Hwy 24.  Taljar Limbolo of Springfield was driving a 2000 Ford van when he rear-ended a 2012 Hyundai Sedan driven by Cindy Quintana of Beardstown.

 

7/27/18

Juveniles were cited for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol by a minor

 

7/28/18

An ATV accident was reported near Guinea Rd. South of HWY 101 near Brooklyn.  2 subjects were seriously injured and were airlifted from the scene

 

 

3 animal complaints were reported and handled

9 verbal warnings were given

2 motor assists were conducted

2 warrants were executed

2 summons were served

1995 miles were patroled

30 business and person property checks were conducted

Schuyler County jail housed an average of 17 inmated for the week


Hancock County Sheriff's Office Reckless Discharge of Firearms Arrest

July 29, 2018

Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports that on July 29, 2018 at about 12:05am, Hancock County deputies responded to the area of 90 N Co Rd 830 (Tioga), Hancock County, for the report of a man shooting a handgun from a residential front porch. The report further stated that the man had fired the gun numerous times into the air and over several area homes.

Deputies spoke with witnesses in the area and learned that James “Mat” Mason, 27 year old, from Tioga, was the man seen firing the handgun. Deputies made contact with Mason and placed him under arrest for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Deputies further collected several firearms as evidence and safekeeping from Mason's residence.

Mason was lodged at Hancock County Jail on the Class 4 Felony charge. Mason remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing. Hancock County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Hamilton and Warsaw Police Departments.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Fulton County Sheriff's Report 7/13/18 - 7/27/18

ARRESTS

 

7/13/18

Paul E Putney, 34

Canton

Aggravated DWLR, Failure to Appear, DWLR

 

7/14/18

Clay S Chatten, 25

Farmington

Failure to Appear

 

Robin E Bowler, 34

Canton

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

7/15/18

Audrey L Hertel, 40

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Terry A Volk, 47

Table Grove

Domestic Battery x2

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis

 

7/16/18

Christina L Barclay, 47

Canton

Disorderly Conduct

 

Dakota C Ramey, 25

Lewistown

Interfere with Report of Domestic Violence, Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Domestic Battery

 

7/17/18

Tammi J Cattron, 36

Ellisville

DWLR/S

 

7/18/18

Greg A Malott, 40

Vermont

Violate Order of Protection

Donald H Friday, 22

Farmington, AR

Burglary Warrant

 

Stevie M Jordan, 61

Canton

Possession of Controlled Substance

 

Dena M Thompson, 50

Kilbourne

Failure to Appear

 

7/19/18

Brooke L McBride, 33

Canton

Contempt of Court

 

7/20/18

Devyn J Graham, 25

Havana

Failure to Appear

 

Douglas L Burks, 55

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Beau AShymansky, 19

Farmington

Aggravated Battery

 

Dallas M Biswell, 19

Canton

Possession of Liquor by Minor

 

Chad W McCallister, 41

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

7/22/18

Leslie A Shoen, 52

Canton

Failure to Appear

 

Kara N Wolfe, 28

Canton

Theft

 

Jennifer L Barrick, 38

Cuba

Domestic Battery

7/23/18

Paul M Messer, 39

Lewistown

Criminal Damage to Property

 

7/24/18

Cody S Harper, 26

Farmington

Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine

Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine

 

Trevor L Kimbro, 23

Astoria

Aggravated Battery

 

Lori D Lutz, 40

Lewistown

Resist Peace Officer, Aggravated Assault

 

Jason A Keime, 33

Lewistown

Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, Resist Peace Officer

 

7/25/18

Robert L Dieterich, 28

Canton

Warrant x2, Contempt of Court

 

Kory A Monroe, 22

Avon

Contempt of Court

 

Heath L Smith, 38

Mechanicsville, IA

Possession of Methamphetamine, Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding Officer

 

7/26/18

Michael M Overend, 30

Canton

Aggravated Battery

 

ANYONE ARRESTED IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN COURT


Hancock County Sheriff's Office 7/23/18 - 7/29/18

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of July 23, 2018 through July 29th, 2018

07/23/18

Heather L Zuirblis, age 38, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Zuirblis was released after given a Notice to Appear at a future court date.

07/24/18

Macayla A Schweitzer, age 19, of Fort Madison, IA was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, No Valid Drivers License, and Obstructing Justice. Schweitzer was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/25/18

Matthew W Sprague, age 41, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Resisting a Police Officer and Felony Possession of Cannabis. Sprague remains 1 Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Joseph L Smeltser Jr., age 27, of Hamilton, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with 2 county of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Assault. Smeltser was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/26/18

Drake A Schofield, age 27, of Carthage, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Unlawful Violation of an Order of Protection. Schofield was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/27/18

Joshua G Burgess, age 33, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Burgess was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Shelby K Kelly, age 23, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Kelly remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

07/28/18

Gregory A Shoup, age 35, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. Shoup was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

Miranda M O'Day, age 23, of Alexandria, MO was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Failure to Appear on original charges of Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol. O'Day was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

07/29/18

James M Mason, age 27, of Mendon, IL was arrested and charged with Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Mason remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

Duane M Quesenberry, age 54, of Carthage, IL was arrested and charged with Driving While License Expired. Quesenberry was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF

LAW.