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[March 26, 2009] 

Lincoln Police Department reports for Thursday, March 26

Property damage on March 22 at 1:35 a.m.; Fifth Street, 316 feet west of South College Street

--Christopher R. Boward, male, of Lincoln; 2000 Chevrolet Suburban

Boward said he was traveling west on Fifth Street near the 400 block when he set his cruise control at 32 mph. He said he was very tired and did not remember what happened, but he lost control of his vehicle and had driven up on a sidewalk, hitting a handrail. He overcorrected and drove off the road to the south, traveling through a yard and striking a residence. He suspected he had fallen asleep while he was driving.

Logan County Paramedics responded, but Boward refused to be taken to a hospital.

He was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, failure to reduce speed.


Vehicle damage on March 23 at 3 p.m.; Illinois Route 10-121, 122 feet west of Illinois 121 and Woodlawn Road

--Virginia L. Huffman, female, of Lincoln; 2007 Honda Civic CRX

Huffman was parked in the Kroger parking lot. An unknown vehicle came from an unknown direction and struck Huffman’s vehicle. The unknown driver left the scene. There are no known witnesses.


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  • Overlin, Elyse N., 21-year-old female, Decatur; arrested March 25 on Woodlawn Road at North College Street; driving while license suspended

  • Robinson, Jordan N., 18-year-old female, Chicago; arrested March 26 on North Ottawa Street at Ophir Avenue; Class A misdemeanor -- retail theft


Logan County Sheriff's Department reports for Thursday, March 26

  • Clutter, William J., 21-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested March 25 at the Logan County Safety Complex; failure to appear -- attachment for contempt; $200 cash

  • Laughlin, Martin E., 18-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested March 25 at 217 Limit St.; Logan County warrant -- Class 2, burglary


The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until charges are proven in a court of law.



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