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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 6-27-03)

  • Laura Alley, 40, 919 Pulaski; 7-21-02, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, 12 months conditional discharge, $200 fine plus court costs, $38.73 restitution

  • Jeremy S. Brown, 25, 1822 1235th; 5-8-03, commercial fishing without a license; 12 months conditional discharge, $500 fine plus court costs

  • Jeremiah V. Charron, 22, 512 Omaha; 2-8-03, 12-31-02, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, $100 fine plus court costs, $166.56 restitution

  • Joshua J. Daily, 24, 1305 Woodlawn #48; 9-13-02, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; pleaded guilty, 12 months conditional discharge, $1,000 fine plus court costs

  • Martha A. Falcon, 38, 115 Oscar; 8-7-02 through 1-3-03, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, 12 months court supervision, $100 fine plus court costs, $124.99 restitution

  • Steven M. Harold, 33, 409 N. Madison; 5-9-03, unlawful use of a weapon; pleaded guilty, 60 days Logan County Jail

  • Melissa D. Hyde, 35, 718 12th, 1-13-03, deceptive practices; pleaded guilty, 12 months court supervision, $100 fine plus court costs, $13.80 restitution

  • Christopher J. McLean, 21, 2320 1350th, Kenny; 5-27-02, obstructing and resisting a peace officer; pleaded guilty, $500 fine plus court costs

  • Stephanie N. Savery, 20, 245 McDivitt; 5-3-03, unlawful consumption of alcohol; pleaded guilty, 12 months court supervision, $300 fine plus court costs, attend victim impact panel

  • Billy R. Trail Jr., 41, 903 Fifth; 12-22-02, 12-23-03, deceptive practices, pleaded guilty, 12 months conditional discharge, $250 fine plus court costs, $589.03 restitution

  • Male, 17, 1000th St., 4-26-03, disorderly conduct; pleaded guilty, 12 months court supervision, $350 fine plus court costs, 50 hours community service

Marriage Licenses

(Week ending 6-27-03)

  • Jeremiah Thomas Gibson, Downs
    Amelia Ruth Christin, Lincoln

  • Walter Ray Newton Jr., Springfield
    Judith Ann Smith, Springfield

  • William Earl Brewer, Chatham
    Christina Ann Lynch, Chatham

  • Christopher James West, Hartsburg
    Lori Christina Leininger, Hartsburg

  • Damon Eugene Babbs, Middletown
    Sara Marie Farkas, Lincoln

  • Jason Stuart Lucas, Lincoln
    Kimberly Ann Timpe, Lincoln


(Week ending 6-27-03)

  • Carroll R. Richards, Lincoln
    Patricia P. Richards, Antioch, Tenn.

  • Ronald D. Helton, Middletown
    Kristen M. Helton, Middletown

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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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