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[May 04, 2009] 

Lincoln Police Department reports for Monday, May 4

Accident on April 24 at 8:49 a.m.; on Woodlawn Road at Taylor Court

--Elaine C. Clark, 31-year-old female, Lincoln; 2003 Honda Odyssey EXL

--Walter H. Sablotny III, 35-year-old male, Lincoln; 1994 Dodge Shadow

Sablotny stated that he was eastbound in the outside lane and stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Taylor Court. Sablotny looked in his mirror and saw Clark approaching his vehicle from behind, also in the outside lane, at a high rate of speed. Sablotny did not believe Clark was going to stop, so he started to move, planning to make a right-hand turn onto Taylor Court. Sablotny was unable to make his turn, and Clark slammed into the rear of his vehicle, causing it to spin, coming to rest facing westbound on the shoulder.

Sablotny, Clark and a 2-year-old from Clark's vehicle were all taken by ambulance to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Sablotny was treated and later released. The 2-year-old was not injured and was released to family. Clark was admitted for monitoring.

Clark was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, with a mandatory court date June 2. She was not interviewed due to her medical condition.


Accident on April 27 at 2:20 p.m.; on Illinois 10-121 and Woodlawn Road, 250 feet west of Taylor Court

--Brian E. Devore, 45-year-old male, Mason City; 2000 Chevrolet Astro 4x2 extended

--Reuben E. Martin, 23-year-old male, Broadwell; 1998 Dodge Caravan

Devore and Martin were eastbound on Woodlawn Road approximately 250 feet west of Taylor Court. Devore rear-ended Martin. According to Martin and his passenger, Devore struck their vehicle three to four times.


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  • Antunez, Paula M., 30-year-old female, Lincoln; arrested May 3 on Sherman Street at Oklahoma Avenue; Class A misdemeanor -- driving under the influence, Class A misdemeanor -- driving under the influence over 0.08

  • Boston, David T., 19-year-old male, Downers Grove; arrested May 3 at Carroll dorm; Class A misdemeanor -- retail theft

  • Gallagher, Jeffrey E., 44-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested May 2 at IGA; Class A -- driving while license suspended

  • Langley, David R., 24-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested May 2 on McLean Street at Keokuk Street; failure to appear -- driving under the influence; $3,000 bond, 10 percent; failure to appear -- criminal trespass; $3,000 bond, 10 percent

  • Linton, Cedric D., 29-year-old male, Louisville, Ky.; arrested May 2 on Woodlawn Road at Lincoln Parkway; driving while license suspended

  • Utterback, John W., 49-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested May 2 on South Kankakee; Class A -- disorderly conduct; $100 bond

  • Tibbs, Dustin A., 23-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested May 2 at his residence; domestic battery; no-contact order applies

Logan County Sheriff's Department reports for Monday, May 4

  • Allen, Jeremy W., 34-year-old male, Riverton; arrested May 2 on Route 54 at the Route 121 overpass; driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding

  • Beck, Brian R., 26-year-old male, Latham; arrested May 3 on East Jasper Street at North Lafayette Street; Class A -- driving while license suspended; $1,000, 10 percent; Class A -- possession of drug paraphernalia; $1,000, 10 percent; Class B misdemeanor -- possession of cannabis 2.5-10 grams; $1,000, 10 percent

  • Harden, George P., 39-year-old male, Springfield; arrested May 2 at the Sangamon County Jail; driving under the influence, blood-alcohol content 0.08 or over; $2,000, 10 percent to apply

  • Ross, John F., 22-year-old male, Beason; arrested May 2 on North Lincoln Parkway at North Kickapoo Street; driving under the influence of alcohol; $3,000, 10 percent

  • Walker, Ernest F., 34-year-old male, Decatur; arrested May 1 on Route 121 northbound at 1300th Street; Macon County warrant -- failure to appear

Illinois State Police report for Monday, May 4

  • Wilson, Amy B., 45-year-old female, Joliet; arrested May 3 on Interstate 55 southbound at milepost 120; wanted on in-state warrant -- failure to appear


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


(Links to previously posted police reports)


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