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[October 01, 2010] 


Sept. 29, 8:23 a.m.

Accident occurred in the 2200 block of Kickapoo, in the Graue Chevrolet parking lot.

  • Zurkammer, Ronald E., 63-year-old male of Lincoln; 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser owned by Graue Chevrolet

  • Skelton, Christine J., 21-year-old male of Lincoln; 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser driven by Zurkammer was backed into a parking spot. Zurkammer began to drive out of the spot while Skelton was coming through the lot. Zurkammer struck the vehicle driven by Skelton.

Sept. 29, 3:59 p.m.

Accident occurred on North Ottawa, 115 feet south of Pekin Street.

  • Barney, Taylor E., 22-year-old female, Columbus, Mo.; 2007 Honda Civic

  • Podbelsek, Ann M., 47-year-old female, Lincoln; 2002 Dodge Caravan

Barney said she had been westbound on Pekin. She stopped, then turned left to go south on North Ottawa. As another vehicle was coming from the south, Barney pulled over to give the vehicle room and struck the car owned by Podbelsek, which was parked on the right-hand side of the road.

Barney was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Lincoln Police Department report for Friday, Oct. 1

  • Beecham, James L., 18-year-old male, of Chicago, arrested Sept. 29 in the 300 block of Keokuk. Detail on report stated, "holding for Cook County."

  • Bland, Jason K., 19-year-old male, of Lincoln, arrested Sept. 29 at Centennial Courts on a Logan County warrant for failure to appear, plus Class C charge of possession of cannabis. Bond was set at $450 cash.

  • Chandler, Mekeeya B., 19-year-old female, of Matteson, arrested Oct. 1 at Nicholson Road and North Ottawa on Class B charge of no valid driver's license.

  • Skelton, Jerry D., 20-year-old male, of Lincoln, arrested Sept. 29 at his residence on Class 4 charge of criminal sexual abuse and Class A charge of battery.

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Logan County Sheriff's Department report for Friday, Oct. 1

  • Gottman, Michelle A., 39-year-old female, of Lincoln, arrested Oct. 1 on 1275 Avenue at 1100 Street on Class A charges of DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mount Pulaski Police report for Friday, Oct. 1

No reports.

Illinois State Police report for Friday, Oct. 1

No reports.


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


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