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Going on vacation?
Who's watching your house?

[JUNE 12, 2003]  The Lincoln Police Department is striving to meet the needs of citizens within the community. Recently the department conducted a survey on "Fear of Crime and Victimization." Results of the survey showed that there are areas the police department needs to improve on and there are areas of service that the community is satisfied with and would like to have continued.

The survey of registered voters selected at random indicated that police should continue and expand on vacation checks of homes. Security checks are appreciated while vacationers are away from home enjoying time with the family.

To aid the community in accomplishing this, the Lincoln police have developed a website: lincolnpolice.us. On the site you can fill out the vacation checklist form and it will be sent to the proper officer who will check on your residence. He will then e-mail you and tell you the status of the residence being checked.

If you would like to find out any other information about the Lincoln Police Department, please visit lincolnpolice.us.

Chief Rich Montcalm says, "We can only become a more professional police department with your assistance."

[Press release / LDN]



Seat belt usage improves

More people buckling up following crackdowns

[JUNE 6, 2003]  The Lincoln Police Department announces that with a grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, 11 Lincoln police officers worked 108 patrol hours between May 18 and 31. The goal of this enforcement period was to enforce Illinois seat belt and child safety restraint systems.

During the 108 patrol hours worked, 108 vehicles were stopped, with a total of 114 traffic citations issued. There were 21 speeding tickets, 16 other moving violations, 72 seat belt tickets, two child restraint tickets and three suspended license arrests made during this time.

The Lincoln Police Department is pleased to note that more motorists were wearing their seat belts during this campaign than in past campaigns.

[Press release from Tim Butterfield, Lincoln Police Department]

Link to Illinois sex offender information provided by the Illinois State Police:


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Court News

Name, age, address; date, charge; sentence

(Week ending 7-3-03)

  • Donna M. Daily, 34, 40 Crossroads Motel; 6-23-01, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, three years Department of Corrections

  • Michael R. Gum, 35, 648 Fourth; 5-16-03, failure to register as a sex offender; pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections

  • Gail V. Heaton, 51, 108 S. Anson, Middletown; 4-27-03, aggravated criminal sexual assault; pleaded guilty, 12 years Department of Corrections

  • Hezakiah Jackson, 22, 844 Sunset; 4-26-03, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance; pleaded guilty, five years Department of Corrections, boot camp recommendation

  • James R. Massey, 21, 2011 N. Kickapoo; 1-30-03, home invasion; pleaded guilty, six years Department of Corrections

  • James R. Massey, 21, 2011 N. Kickapoo; 2-9-03, aggravated battery; pleaded guilty, three years Department of Corrections

  • James R. Massey, 21, 2011 N. Kickapoo; 4-4-03, causing a catastrophe; pleaded guilty, six years Department of Corrections

  • Brian J. McGinnis, 29, 826 N. McLean; 4-10-03, residential burglary, four years Department of Corrections

  • Brett A. Simmons, 28, 1108 N. Kickapoo; 12-31-02, aggravated battery of a child; pleaded guilty, eight years Department of Corrections

  • John L. Trough, 21, 321 N. Sheridan; 1-15-03, theft; pleaded guilty, three years Department of Corrections

  • John L. Trough, 21, 321 N. Sheridan; 1-28-03, home invasion; pleaded guilty, eight years Department of Corrections

  • John L. Trough, 21, 321 N. Sheridan; 2-5-03, harassment by phone; pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections 

  • Carl Walker, 42, 101 N. Clinton, Middletown; 5-6-03, aggravated battery; pleaded guilty, three years Department of Corrections

Marriage Licenses

(Week ending 7-3-03)

  • Dustin C. Harksen, Milan
    Elisha J. Sherman, Milan

  • Lee A. Reiners, Emden
    Angela J. Braddy, Lincoln

  • Jason M. Emberton, Atlanta
    Elizabeth L. Stoll, Atlanta

  • Robert J. Oliver, Tinley Park
    Mary M. Sullivan, Tinley Park

  • Anthony J. Lucas, Lincoln
    Levaughn R. Radespiel, Lincoln

  • Jeffery E. William, Emden
    Tasha N. Williams, Emden 

  • Chad M. Bland, Lincoln
    Dianna M. Fulmer, Lincoln

  • Michael Lee Roy Lefland, Springfield
    Debra L. Baker, Springfield

  • Keith A. Fellers, Lincoln
    Ekaterina M. Yudina, Ordysk, Russia

  • James G. Crabtree, Atlanta
    Melodye L. Vest, Atlanta

  • Thomas J. Kirk, Lincoln
    Amanda L. Kirk, Lincoln

  • Billy R. Trail Jr., Lincoln
    Crystal D. Kruzan, Lincoln

  • Nicholas Ramirez, Lincoln
    Jacqueline M. Malone, Lincoln


(Week ending 7-3-03)

  • Richard D. Bassett, Lincoln
    Charlene R. Basset, Lincoln

  • Daniel R. Osborn, Atlanta
    Rochell M. Osborn, Atlanta

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Storage sheds burglarized

[APRIL 25, 2003]  Sometime prior to March 26, several burglaries took place at The Storage Box, 1730 Fifth St. in Lincoln. Unknown person(s) cut the locks off several storage sheds at that location. Once inside the sheds, unknown person(s) took video equipment, golf equipment and some computer equipment. Items stolen from the storage sheds added up to approximately $10,000.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident or any other crime in the Lincoln/Logan County area is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 732-3000 or e-mail crimestoppers@lincolnpolice.us.

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 $1,000.

Crime 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 to you.


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