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chosen as judge in 11th Judicial Circuit
19, 2002] Joseph
A. Schillaci, director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois
Courts, has announced that the 11th Judicial Circuit judges voted to
select Paul G. Lawrence as an associate judge of the 11th Judicial
received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from the University of
Illinois in Urbana and his juris doctor degree in 1985 from the
University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. Lawrence is currently engaged
in practice with Lawrence, Moore & Ogar in Bloomington.
to Illinois sex offender information provided by the Illinois State
Searches available by city,
county, ZIP code and name.
improvement scams target elderly
25, 2002] The
Lincoln Police Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office
advise residents of Lincoln and Logan County to be aware of home
improvement and landscaping scams that target the elderly.
Exploitation of the elderly is a serious crime, which results in
thousands of dollars in losses and makes the victims feel as if they
cannot have trust in others.
scams in this area involve roofing, blacktopping, tree trimming and
various types of landscaping, including outside insect control. The
Lincoln Police Department, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office,
local banks and the victims are currently working together in
investigating several scams in this area.
are advising residents to check into the person or business they are
having do the work and to get estimates before agreeing to have any
work done. Also a person can reduce the risk of being scammed by
having all the work and prices outlined on a bill.
you feel that you have been taken advantage of, contact the law
enforcement agency in your area and make a report. These reports
will be investigated, and the people involved in the scams will be
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
community policing officer]
offers Citizen Police Academy
10, 2002] The Lincoln
Police Department announces that they are now accepting
applications for the next class of the Citizen Police Academy.
Applications and informational packets can be picked up at the
Lincoln Police Department at 911 Pekin St. There is no cost to
you if you wish to join.
Citizen Police Academy gives the participant an opportunity to learn
about the Lincoln Police Department and its daily operations. Not
only is this a learning experience, but it also acts as a building
block in the relationship between the police and the community. The
participants will attend one class per week for 10 weeks. The
classes will begin on March 12 and will end on May 28.
Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 8:30 p.m.
you are 17 years old or older and want to be involved in preventing
crime, you are invited to join the Citizen Police Academy.
Applications and informational packets are available at the Lincoln
Police Department. The applications must be turned in no later than
to see you in the class!
community policing officer]
age, address; date, charge; sentence
reports for the week
(none posted for week
A. Leonard, Atlanta
Toni Leonard, Lincoln
L. Hatfield, Mount Pulaski
Rose M. Hatfield, Lincoln
R. Alberts, Atlanta
Carla J. Alberts
Most Wanted is brought to you by the Logan County Sheriff's
Department. If you know the whereabouts of any of these suspects or
have any information about them, please call the Logan County
Sheriff's Department at (217) 732-4159. Do not attempt to approach or
speak to any suspect. The suspects presented here are just that,
suspects. They are not guilty until convicted in a court of law.
(217) 732-4159 with any information.
(217) 732-4159 with any information.
WITH ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE INCIDENTS OR ANY OTHER CRIME IN THE
LINCOLN/LOGAN COUNTY AREA IS URGED TO CALL "CRIME STOPPERS" AT
732-3000 OR E-MAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND YOU MAY REMAIN
ANONYMOUS. IF YOUR INFORMATION LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THE PERSON(S)
INVOLVED, "CRIME STOPPERS" WILL PAY YOU A CASH REWARD UP TO
STOPPERS" HAS AN ANSWERING MACHINE TO ANSWER YOUR CALLS. THIS
IS TO PROTECT YOU IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS (YOUR CALLS CANNOT BE
TRACED WITH THE MACHINE). YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW HOW YOU CAN BE
CONTACTED ABOUT THE INCIDENT, OR YOU MUST WATCH TO SEE IF THE SUBJECT
HAS BEEN ARRESTED. THIS IS SO WE CAN MAKE A PAYOUT.
before 9:22 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2001, a Chevrolet Cavalier was taken
without the owner’s permission from the 200 block of Latham Street
in Lincoln. The vehicle was later found stuck in the mud at the
Sportsman’s Club. Crime Stoppers is asking for information as to
who had taken the vehicle.
Sometime before 9:11 a.m. on July 21, a
burglary occurred at Lincoln Junior High School, 208 Broadway St. in
Lincoln. Unknown person(s) broke a window on the third floor and
gained access to the building. Unknown person(s) went through the
school and caused damage and vandalism to the school property.
Sunday night and early Monday morning, March 18 and 19, someone
stole items from five different Lincoln vehicles.
first vehicle was parked at a residence on the 1800 block of Pekin.
A $175 radar detector was taken from the car.
one of the Lincoln Christian College parking lots, change was stolen
from an automobile.
the 200 block of Mayfield, several items totaling $75 were stolen
from a car parked at the owner’s residence: a book binder, school
books, homework, a calculator, a learner's permit and some change.
next vehicle was parked inside a garage on the 900 block of N.
McLean. The owner remembers locking the garage door. A portable CD
player, which is worth about $100, was taken from the vehicle.
last theft was from a car parked at the owner’s residence. A $50
AM/FM CD player was stolen.
are no suspects at this time, but due to the timing of the crimes it
is believed that they may be connected. If you have any information
about these thefts, please contact the Lincoln Police Department at
732-2151, or Crime Stoppers at 732-3000.
series of thefts in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 15,
is under investigation. There are no suspects yet, but police
believe that one person or group is responsible for all of the
first vehicle, a pickup truck, parked at the owner’s residence in
the 500 block of Tremont, was entered through the rear sliding door.
It is estimated that $400 worth of property was stolen: a radio,
duffle bag, four clothing items, prescription sunglasses, two
flashlights and a disposable camera.
second vehicle had an AM/FM CD player stolen. To gain entry, the
suspects forced entry to the side door of the ’93 Jeep, which was
parked in front of the owner’s residence in the 300 block of
Tremont. The radio is worth about $100.
cars were broken into in a residential parking lot on the 100 block
of S. Logan St. One vehicle, a truck, had a CD player removed; the
suspects removed the dash cover to take the $200 unit.
other vehicle, a van, had a radar detector removed. The detector is
worth about $100.
you have any information about these crimes, please contact the
Lincoln Police Department at 732-2151 or Crime Stoppers at 732-3000.
On Feb. 19, 2001, between 6 and 8:15
p.m. unknown person(s) placed an unknown substance on a 1999
Cadillac parked at the Mount Pulaski grade school. The grade school
is located at 200 N. Garden Street in Mount Pulaski. The substance
caused extensive damage to the paint on the vehicle. The Mount
Pulaski Police Department, (217) 792-5018, and the Lincoln/Logan
County Crime Stoppers are requesting anyone with any information to
On Jan. 16, 2001,
a possible arson occurred at 127
N. Kickapoo St. (the old
Scully Building) in Lincoln. The possible arson was
reported at approx. 7:12 p.m. on that date. Anyone with any information
about this incident who may have seen anything or anyone in the area of
the building is asked to contact the Lincoln Police Department,
Lincoln Fire Department or Crime Stoppers.
On Jan. 12, 2001, sometime between
6 and 9 p.m., a burglary occurred on Mayfair Drive in Lincoln. Unknown
person(s) forced open a garage door and
entered the residence. Unknown person(s) looked through dresser drawers
and a closet. Taken from the residence were several shotguns, a
cellular phone and a camera.
between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27, 2000, unknown person(s) entered a residence
on the west side of Lincoln. Unknown person(s) forced entry to the
residence and went through it. Several items of jewelry where taken,
along with a laptop computer and an unknown amount of U.S. currency.
- Sometime between Nov. 13 and
Nov. 14, 2000, unknown person(s) forced entry to the Plaza Wash and Lube
at 2821 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln. Unknown person(s) broke a window on a
door on the east side of the building. Unknown person(s) entered the
office area and took an assortment of U.S. currency and some product
coupons. Estimated damage to the door was around $70.
These are totals from the
inception of the program Aug. 1, 1983.
amount of drugs and merchandise recovered:
Dollar amount paid
out for rewards:
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