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[February 14, 2014]  Reports posted Friday, Feb. 14:


Jan, 30, 10:30 p.m.

Location: 21st Street Lot 108

Driver and vehicle:

  • Benedict, Lyle E., 52;
    1988 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4x2

Damage to personal property belonging to Bonnie M. Little (house)

Contributing factors: weather and exceeding safe speed for conditions  

Feb. 9, 10:15 a.m.

Location: South Logan Street at Pulaski Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Miller, Wilma I., 76;
    2013 Honda Civic

  • Smith, Elizabeth A., 22;
    2005 Cadillac DeVille owned by James E. Brown

Contributing factors: failure to yield right of way, disregarding stop sign

Citation issued to: Miller 

Feb. 11, 8:13 a.m.

Location: Seventh Street at South Union Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Pollock, Gary L., 67;
    2013 International owned by Sovereign Leasing LLC

  • Henrichsmeyer, Patricia K., 67;
    2009 Dodge Journey

Contributing factor: improper backing

Citation issued to: none  

Feb. 12, 8:04 a.m.

Location: Third Street at Maple Street

Driver and vehicle:

  • Kesner, Mary K., 64;
    2010 Ford Fusion

Damage to sign support, property of the city of Lincoln

Contributing factors: exceeding safe speed for conditions

Feb. 12, 11:50 a.m.

Location: Wyatt Avenue at Ladue Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Maxey, Hanna Noel, 19;
    2002 Mitsubishi Galant

  • Howard,, Cathy Lynn, 55;
    1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX

Contributing factors: road engineering, surface, marking, defects and failure to yield right of way

Citation issued to: Maxey

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Feb. 12, 2:25 p.m.

Location: Woodlawn Road at Taylor Court

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Lynn, Dean A., 83;
    1985 General Motors 2 Door Conventional Cab

  • Stepp, Charles L., 64;
    2002 Chevrolet S10 4x2

Contributing factor: failure to reduce speed to avoid accident

Citation issued to: Lynn

Feb. 13, 8:47 p.m.

Location: Ottawa Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Williams, Brad Odell, 24;
    1999 Kia Motors Corp Sportage owned by Bruce Williams

  • Downs, Dakota Andrew, 18;
    1995 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4x4

Contributing factor: improper backing

Citation issued to: Williams, for leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage

Illinois State Police

  • Smith, Anthony L., 49, of Pontiac, arrested Feb. 13 on Interstate 55 on charge of driving with a suspended license.

Atlanta, Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, San Jose, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Department

No arrest reports.

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


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