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[June 11, 2010] 


Driver ticketed for improper backing

Incident occurred June 9 at 9:36 a.m. on South McLean Street just south of Broadway.

  • Wambaya Subayi, Georgette K., 28-year-old female, Lincoln; 1993 Cadillac DeVille

  • Kellenberger, John L., 53-year-old male, Lincoln; 2006 Kia Spectra

Wambaya was attempting to back out of a parking space on South McLean, turned the wheel too short and collided with the driver's side of the vehicle owned by Kellenberger. Kellenberger said he was not in the vehicle at the time but was walking toward his car and witnessed the incident.

Wambaya was ticketed for improper backing.

Both drivers receive citations

Incident occurred on June 9 at 6:26 p.m. at the intersection of South College and Sixth streets.

  • Hofer, Nathaniel L., 23-year-old male, of Lincoln; 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT1

  • Dukes, Shirelle V., 39-year-old female, of Lincoln; 2001 Ford Windstar

Hofer was reported as traveling west on Sixth, approaching the intersection, while Dukes was driving south on College. Hofer failed to yield at the intersection and stuck the Dukes vehicle, causing damage to the driver's side of the Windstar.

Hofer was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way, while Dukes was ticketed for improper display of a vehicle license plate.

Lincoln Police Department reports for Friday, June 11

  • McDonald, Owen O., 47-year-old male, of Springfield, arrested June 11 on Lincoln Parkway just west of Union Street on Class A charge of possession of cannabis 2.5 to 30 grams and Class A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Vehicle was towed from the scene.

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Logan County Sheriff's Department reports for Friday, June 11

No report.

Illinois State Police Department reports for Friday, June 11

  • Gelaidos, Asfaha H., 46-year-old male, of Springfield, arrested June 10 on the northbound side of Interstate 55 at the 126 mile marker on Class A charge of driving under the influence. Vehicle was towed from the scene.

  • Johnson, Carol S., 49-year-old female, of Lincoln, arrested on an unstated date on the southbound side of Old Route 66 south of Salt Creek on a Logan County warrant charging contempt of court. Bond was set at $300 cash.


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


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