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[January 14, 2014]  Reports posted Tuesday, Jan. 14:

Corrected accident report

Jan. 5, 6:45 a.m.

Location: Nicholson Road at Feldman Drive

Driver and vehicle in single-car accident:

  • Shreve, Destinee R., 18;
    1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE

Contributing factors: weather; driving skills, knowledge, experience


Jan. 1, 5:25 p.m.

Location: Fifth Street at South Union Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Henrichsmeyer, Donna J., 69;
    1998 Buick LeSabre Limited

  • Bell, Shelby L., 20;
    2005 Mercury Sable GS owned by Lloyd K. Bell

Contributing factors: exceeding safe speed for conditions and weather

Citation: none 

Jan. 9, 10:11 a.m.

Location: Illinois Route 10 / Illinois Route 121
at North Chicago Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Keysear, Jacqueline E., 18;
    1997 Dodge Intrepid owned by Cari M. Wilmert

  • Starkey, Matthew K., 41;
    1999 Chevrolet Blazer

Citation: Keysear, for improper turn  

Jan. 9, 4:03 p.m.

Location: Woodlawn Road at Heitmann Drive

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Harvey, Lisa J., 53;
    2005 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Brown, David M., 19;
    1986 Chevrolet 2-door conventional cab

Citation: Harvey, for failure to yield in turning left

Jan. 10, 7:25 a.m.

Location: Wyatt Avenue at South Elliott Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Licensed driver under age 18

  • Shouse, Vicki S., 64;
    2012 Toyota Prius

Citation: The licensed driver under age 18 was ticketed for failure to yield when turning left.

Jan. 10, 3:41 p.m.

Location: North Jefferson Street at Thirteenth Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Helton, Samantha R., 28;
    2007 Dodge Caravan owned by Matthew Malin

  • Beavers, Cynthia A., 53;
    2003 Chevrolet Impala

Citation: Helton, for operating uninsured vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid accident 

Jan. 10, 4:11 p.m.

Location: Woodlawn Road at Heitmann Drive (Thorntons)

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Dommer, Elizabeth A., 25;
    1996 Honda Accord owned by Ronald Dommer

  • Rogers, Lawrence J., 28;
    2009 Toyota Matrix (sports wagon) owned by Eileen C. Flanagan

Contributing factors: improper backing and failure to reduce speed to avoid crash

Citation: none

Jan. 11, 10 a.m.

Location: Lincoln Parkway at Fifth Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Grammer, Lindsay A., 31;
    2007 Honda Civic owned by Matt B. Grammer

  • Upp, Rochelle E., 41;
    2005 Ford Explorer XLT

Contributing factor: following too closely

Citation: none  

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Jan. 11, 2 p.m.

Location: Malerich Drive

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Moore, Britney A., 24;
    1993 Lincoln Town Car Signature owned by Donna J. Berry

  • Snyder, Duke Matthew, 46;
    2004 Cadillac SLS owned by Kenneth L. Snyder

Citation: Moore, for operating uninsured vehicle

Jan. 11, 7:44 p.m.

Location: Pulaski Street at South Chicago Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Griffin, Harold L., 82;
    2006 Mini Cooper

  • White, Lachelle D., 29;
    1996 Toyota Corolla owned by Robert G. Rutherford
    Taken to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital by Logan County Paramedics

Citation: Griffin, for disobeying stop sign 

Jan. 12, 11:44 a.m.

Location: Illinois Route 10 / Illinois Route 121 at North Kickapoo Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Unknown

  • Evans, Mark E., 54;
    2004 Volkswagen Passat

Contributing factors: improper backing

Citation: none  

Jan. 12, 2:15 a.m.

Location: North Sherman Street at Tremont Street

Drivers and vehicles:

  • Odell, Nathan C., 26;
    2001 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • Miricle, Bobby L., 37;
    1992 Dodge Dakota

Citations: Odell, for improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage, failure to give information after striking unattended vehicle and failure to report accident to police.

Lincoln Police Department

  • Cobb, Travice L., 38, of Lincoln, arrested Jan. 13 in the 500 block of Eighth Street on charge of possession of cannabis 2.5-10 grams.

  • Earl, Deanna M., 36, of Atlanta, arrested Jan. 13 on Woodlawn Road at State Street on charge of driving with a revoked license. 

  • Sanders, Killean D., 19, of Decatur, arrested Jan. 13 on Kankakee Street at Galena Street on charge of possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams.

  • Skelton, Paul E., 47, of Lincoln, arrested Jan 13 on charges of criminal damage to state property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Logan County Sheriff’s Department

  • Clemens, Helen J., 37, of Lincoln, arrested Jan. 13 in the 1600 block of 1800th Street on McLean County warrant.

Atlanta, Elkhart, Mount Pulaski, San Jose, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Police

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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