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Michael T. Keeney,
42, of Springfield was the victim of a single-vehicle accident
Friday evening. Keeney was a parole agent for the state of Illinois,
District 3. He was driving a state-owned vehicle. There were no
Keeney was southbound on Interstate 55 near the
125½ mile marker when his vehicle left the road, traveled through
the median and across the northbound lanes, and crashed into a small grove
He was extricated from his vehicle by
Lincoln Rural Fire and Rescue. Logan County Deputy Coroner Warren
Rogers managed the scene. Keeney was declared dead at 8:15 p.m. by
Logan County Coroner Chuck Fricke.
The cause of the accident is unknown at
this time. It is under investigation by the Illinois State Police
and the Logan County coroner's office. An autopsy was being
performed this (Saturday) morning.
Pulaski death accidental but avoidable
death of David M. White at Mount Pulaski on Dec. 13, 2002, was ruled
accidental but avoidable by a coroner's jury yesterday.
White, age 21, died as a result of
"immediate mechanical asphyxiation" when he was pinned beneath the
roof of a pickup truck in which he had been a passenger, according
to an autopsy at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was
pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m. by Logan County Deputy Coroner Warren
The driver of the truck, Coty Tschantz,
also of Mount Pulaski, had a blood alcohol level more than three
times the legal limit, according to Sheriff's Deputy Wayne
Hildebrandt, and was arrested for driving under the influence of
The one-vehicle accident occurred on
600th Street in Mount Pulaski, near Stahl's. The street, which
connects state routes 121 and 54, is also called the Mount Pulaski
Illinois State Trooper Rick Price, who
reconstructed the accident, said the pickup truck veered off the
north side of the road, became airborne for a distance of 19¼ feet,
then nose-dived into a ditch at a 90 degree angle. The front end
made a "head-on collision" with the ground, he said.
Price said the roads were dry,
visibility was good, no other vehicles were involved and there were
no problems with the steering mechanism of the truck.
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Hildebrandt said White was partially
ejected from the right passenger window and part of his neck and
chest were pinned to the ground. He said neither Tschantz nor White
had been wearing seat belts, and the truck did not have air bags. By
the time Hildebrandt reached the scene, Tschantz and a passer-by had
rolled the truck, which had originally landed on its top, to its
side, but a heart monitor showed that White was already dead.
According to Coroner Charles Fricke,
White died because he was pinned between the overturned truck and
the ground and was unable to breathe. The autopsy report did not
indicate any internal injuries or skull injuries severe enough to
have caused his death, Fricke said.
Tschantz originally refused a blood
test after the accident, Hildebrandt said, but a routine test taken
by the hospital where he was treated showed a blood alcohol level of
.256. The legal limit in Illinois is .08. Witnesses said they had
seen both White and Tschantz at a Mount Pulaski tavern.
Attorney Tim Huyett said he plans to file charges of reckless
homicide against Tschantz when all police reports are in his hands.
He said he is still waiting for the state police accident
reconstruction and other documents.
Jury rules death
death of Anthony Carr, age 41, of 1102 Fourth St., Osawathami, Kan.,
was ruled accidental by a Logan County coroner's jury yesterday.
Carr was pronounced dead by Deputy
Coroner Warren Rogers at 6:46 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2002, at 2614 15th
St., Lincoln. His death was a result of acute poisoning by a
combination of therapeutic doses of medications, according to
Coroner Charles Fricke.
Fricke said toxicology reports showed
that Carr had ingested two medications, propoxyphene (brand name
Darvon), a painkiller, and mirtazapine (brand name Remeron), an
anti-depressant. Carr also had an alcohol blood level of .066,
possibly from mouthwash from a bottle found nearby.
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According to Fricke, the level of
Darvon which Carr took was a level he had previously tolerated, but
which, because he had stopped taking the drug for some time, his
body could no longer safely handle. He said Darvon is one of those
drugs which some patients can tolerate in larger and larger doses if
taken regularly over time; however, when the patient stops taking
the drug, his tolerance drops, and if he is to start taking it
again, he must begin at a low level and slowly build up to the level
he previously could tolerate.
combination of the sudden high level of Darvon with the Remeron and
the alcohol caused the acute poisoning, Fricke said. An existing
heart condition may also have contributed to Carr's death, he said.
Law enforcement begins new
to crack down on DUI offenders
enforcement agencies in Illinois are joining forces in an effort to save
lives and prevent injury by inaugurating a new impaired-driving
enforcement campaign called
Hammered...Get Nailed. This enforcement campaign coincides with
the potentially dangerous holiday driving season and runs from
Dec. 20 through Jan. 5. Law enforcement around the state
will be taking a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving.
This holiday season, drive smart and
don't take chances with your freedom, because chances are you will
be caught. The choice is simple -- drive sober or designate a driver.
If you drive hammered, you will get nailed.
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Searches available by city,
county, ZIP code and name.
age, address; date, charge; sentence
(Week ending 1-10-03)
Babbs, 42, 731 S. McLean; 12-28-01. aggravated DUI; three years
Department of Corrections
Baker, 20, 116 N. Sherman; 12-5-02, battery; pleaded guilty, $250
fine plus court costs
Baker, 19, 1006 Fourth; 11-2-02, unlawful possession of cannabis;
pleaded guilty, $500 fine plus court costs, $200 mandatory
assessment, $100 lab fee
Elkins, 19, 228 Willard Ave.; 1-3-03, domestic battery; pleaded
guilty, 12 months probation, $300 fine plus court costs, $110
domestic violence fee, "men who batter" counseling
Guffey, 21, 139 DeBruler; 8-19-02, unlawful possession of drug
paraphernalia; pleaded guilty, $750 fine plus court costs
Hankins, 28, P.O. Box 645, Tremont; 3-13-02, deceptive practices;
pleaded guilty, $100 fine plus court costs, 12 months court
supervision, $45.63 restitution
Harris, 37, 103 Nugent; 9-9-02, 9-12-02, deceptive practices;
pleaded guilty, six months court supervision, $150 fine plus court
costs, $35.98 restitution
Hodge, 22, 523 S. Tonica, Mason City; 4-19-02, theft; pleaded
guilty, 36 months Department of Corrections
Horton, 21, 830 N. Hamilton; 11-5-00, illegal consumption of
alcohol by a minor; six months court supervision, $200 fine plus
List, 29, 101 S. Main, Mason City; 11-10-02, aggravated battery;
pleaded guilty, four years Department of Corrections
Mount Jr., 44, 929 Lake; 5-25-02, unlawful possession of cannabis;
pleaded guilty, $300 fine plus court costs, $200 mandatory
assessment, $100 lab fee
Pollock, 24, 723 Oglesby; 11-10-02, hunting without landowner's
consent; pleaded guilty, $300 fine plus court costs
P. Rahn, 34, 904 21st; 8-28-02, criminal trespass to residence;
pleaded guilty, six months conditional discharge, $300 fine plus
Riesselman, 30, 1304 N. Main, Mason City; 9-17-02, financial ID
theft; pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections,
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Tips can be made anonymously.
People providing tips
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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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