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[SEPT. 19, 2003]  The Lincoln Police Department announces that with a grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation the final seat belt enforcement period was completed from Aug. 24 through Sept. 6. During this enforcement period, 11 Lincoln police officers worked 132 patrol hours dedicated to the enforcement of Illinois seat belt laws and Illinois child restraint laws. During this period, 141 vehicles were stopped, with eight speeding tickets, 42 other moving violations tickets, 128 seat belt tickets, child restraint tickets, one warrant arrest and six suspended license arrests.

From November 2002 through September 2003 there have been five enforcement periods. There have been a total of 530 patrol hours. During the patrol hours, 556 vehicles were stopped, with 86 speeding tickets issued, 110 various moving violation tickets issued, 330 seat belt tickets issued, nine child restraint tickets issued, 14 suspended drivers arrested and four warrant arrests.

The Lincoln Police Department, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation, thanks the motorists of Lincoln and Logan County for their efforts in reducing the risk of injury during a motor vehicle crash by wearing their seat belts and restraining their children in child seats.

[News release from Tim Butterfield,
Lincoln Police Department]


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Name, age, address; date, charge; sentence

(Week ending 9-26-03)

  • Adelaide Cornell, 24, DOC; 1-27-03, aggravated battery; pleaded guilty, 24 months Department of Corrections

  • Loren T. Helton, 34, 523 N. Adams; 5-8-03, unlawful possession of cannabis; pleaded guilty, two years Department of Corrections, $500 mandatory assessment

  • Darrell Leiser, 43, DOC; 11-27-01, harassment of a witness; pleaded guilty, four years Department of Corrections

  • Matthew S. Menzel, 26, 617 N. McLean; 5-10-03, burglary; pleaded guilty, six years Department of Corrections

  • Aaron J. Payne, 20, 104 W. Cleveland St., Olin, Iowa; 6-1-03. unlawful possession of a controlled substance; pleaded guilty, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine, $500 mandatory assessment, drug and alcohol assessment and treatment

  • Kyle L. Vannoy, 18, 450 Fifth; 12-8-02, burglary; pleaded guilty, 48 months probation, 180 days Logan County Jail, drug and alcohol assessment and treatment

Marriage Licenses

(Week ending 9-26-03)

  • Daniel A. Horn, Lincoln
    Kimberly R. Bell, Lincoln

  • Daniel J. Rostetler, Lincoln
    Nancy S. Clements, Lincoln

  • Bradley C. Aylesworth, Mount Pulaski
    Sheila M. Solomon, Mount Pulaski

  • Emilio P. Salinas, Lincoln
    Christi J. Mueller, Batavia

  • William J. Hopkins, Minier
    Darlene K. Conn, Minier

  • Donald L. Storm, McLean
    Melinda R. Bruner, McLean


(Week ending 9-26-03)

  • Richard D. Spauch, Lincoln
    Cheryl I. Spauch, Lincoln

  • Benjie J. Daugherty, Atlanta
    Tonya L. Daugherty, Atlanta

  • Allen M. Miesner, Hartsburg
    Lisa M. Miesner, Niantic


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