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Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Department Announce Several Arrests Last Weekend

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office announced several arrests over this past weekend. On July 6th, at 5:04 P.M., the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Illinois River Road near Krause Road in Brussels. Subsequent to an investigation, the driver, 34-year old Brittany Hilton of Eldred was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, and driving under the influence of drugs. Hilton was taken into custody without incident. Hilton was on probation for a previous drug conviction at the time of her arrest. She is currently lodged at the Jersey County Jail awaiting an appearance in court.
CALHOUN COUNTY, IL
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Beavers helping Calhoun County nature area

Beavers are helping the McCully Heritage Project, nearly 1,000 acres of hills and hollows nestled in Calhoun County just waiting for the public to traverse. Located on Illinois 100 at Crawford Creek Road outside of Kampsville, the 940-acre site is a nonprofit effort to provide environmental...
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Calhoun County Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Saturday Night

A Calhoun County man was arrested after a high-speed chase Saturday night. According to a press release from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, at 5:15 pm Saturday, a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Illinois River Road near Gallinepper Road in rural Calhoun County on a maroon 2004 Pontiac.
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Batchtown man arrested after pursuit

HARDIN — A Batchtown man has been arrested following a Saturday night pursuit in Calhoun County. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a 2004 Pontiac on Illinois River Road near Gallinepper Road in rural Calhoun County. The driver of the Pontiac refused to stop, increased speed and fled from the deputy.  According to the sheriff's office, the driver turned westbound on Batchtown Road and the vehicle continued to flee reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour with a deputy in pursuit. The vehicle entered Batchtown and pulled into the driveway of a residence.  The driver, Jonathan M. Logsdon, 54, of Batchtown, was arrested for aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, aggravated DUI - Alcohol, felony driving while revoked, possession of adult use cannabis in a motor vehicle outside approved container/driver, aggravated speeding (Over 36 MPH over speed limit), reckless driving, improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device and improper passing. 
BATCHTOWN, IL

Morris faces aggravated DUI charge

BRUSSELS — A Jerseyville woman is facing aggravated DUI charges following a Friday night traffic stop. At 11:11 p.m. Saturday, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on the Illinois River Road near Hagen Road in Brussels. Subsequent to an investigation the driver, Amy Morris, 36, of Jerseyville, was arrested on aggravated DUI - Alcohol (while transporting a child under 16), speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Morris was arrested without incident and taken to the Jersey County Jail.  
JERSEYVILLE, IL
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Two face Calhoun County drug charges

HARDIN - Two people face felony drug charges following a Calhoun County traffic stop early Saturday morning. At 2:42 a.m. Saturday, the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on South County Road in Hardin. Subsequent to an investigation the driver, Katie Scott, 28, of Fieldon, was arrested on unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Anthony J. Bushnell, 30, of Hardin, also was arrested on unlawful possession of methamphetamine and outstanding Calhoun County warrants for failure to appear and failure to pay. On Sunday Scott was lodged in the Jersey County Jail and Bushnell was lodged in the Greene County Jail.
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Eldred woman faces drug charges

BRUSSELS — An Eldred woman faces drug charges following a Calhoun County traffic stop Saturday night. At 5:04 p.m., Brittany Hilton, 34, of Eldred, was stopped on Illinois River Road near Krause Road in Brussels by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office. Subsequent to an investigation, Hilton was arrested on unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes and DUI - Drugs. She was arrested without incident, according to the sheriff's office.
CALHOUN COUNTY, IL

Alton man faces Calhoun drug charges

HARDIN — An Alton man is facing drug charges in Calhoun County. At about 7:20 p.m. July 29, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Park Street near North County Road, in Hardin. Subsequent to an investigation the driver, Gabriel S. Powell, \47, of Alton, was arrested without incident and taken to the Jersey County Jail. Powell has been charged with unlawful possession of more than five grams of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operating \an uninsured motor vehicle.
ALTON, IL
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Sangamon County Man Dies in Calhoun Motorcycle Crash on Saturday

A Sangamon County man has been identified as the individual killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in northern Calhoun County. Illinois State Police report that at 4:10PM Saturday just north of the Village of Michael on Illinois Route 100 a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 100 following several other motorcycles.
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Springfield man dies in motorcycle crash in Calhoun County

A 40-year-old Springfield man died Saturday when a motorcycle he was riding crashed in Calhoun County on the state's western border. Illinois State Police said Daniel Reckmo, 40, of Springfield, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Reckmo was driving his motorcycle south on Illinois 100 north of North Michael Road when he hit the brakes for an unknown reason, sending the bike out of control.
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Springfield man killed in Calhoun County crash

A Springfield man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Saturday. Illinois State Police (ISP) says it happened around 4:10 p.m. on Illinois Route 100. A motorcycle was traveling southbound, just north of Michael Road, behind several others when the driver applied the brakes. ISP says the motorcycle then began...
SPRINGFIELD, IL
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Motorcyclist killed in Calhoun County crash

Illinois State Police report a fatal motorcycle crash in Calhoun County over the weekend. The driver of the bike crashed on southbound Illinois Route 100 near North Michael Road just after 4pm Saturday while riding with other motorcycles. No other bikes or drivers were involved. The operator died at the scene.
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One dies in Michael motorcycle accident

MICHAEL — A motorcycle operator died Saturday afternoon in Calhoun County. According to Illinois State Police, at 4:10 p.m. Saturday a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Illinois 100 with several other motorcycles just north of North Michael Road when, for an unknown reason, the operator abruptly applied the brakes, began to skid out of control and laid the unit on its side. The motorcycle came to rest in the northbound lane of Illinois 100. The operator was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. As of Sunday, state police had not released the identity of the motorcycle operator.
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