CRIME & SAFETY
Jacksonville man arrested in connection to arson
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Officials said a Jacksonville man was arrested on Sunday and accused of setting fire to a garage. Just after 6:30 a.m., a Jacksonville Police officer smelled something burning while outside the Police Department building. Authorities searched the area and found a heavy garage fire in the area of North Church Street […]
Weekly Safety Report: Homeless Attack, Rollover, Hit and Run, Bike Collision, and School Bus Fight in Morgan County, Illinois
This week in Morgan County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a homeless man sentenced for a domestic attack and stand-off with police, a semi-truck rollover causing road closure, a hit-and-run investigation, a minor injury incident involving a bike and vehicle collision, and the sentencing of the final person involved in a school bus fight from December 2022.
Clinton man identified in deadly house fire
CLINTON – Officials with the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office have identified a man involved in a structure fire last week in Clinton. Clinton Firefighters arrived at the scene of Brush College Road to a house engulfed in flames on Nov. 20 . First responders discovered a victim inside the residence, identified as 79 year old Lubertus Van Apeldoorn.
Sangamon County Coroner Allmon confirms identities of two individuals who recently died
Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has confirmed that a 70-year-old Clinton man died just days after he was able to escape from his burning home. Lubertus Cleeton died at Springfield Memorial Hospital from injuries he suffered in the Nov. 20 fire. The coroner has also identified the 53-year-old woman killed...
Illinois Route 104 and Waverly in Talkington Township shut down due to crash
TALKINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois Route 104 and Waverly in Talkington Township is completely shut down due to a crash. Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation are on scene of a commercial motor vehicle crash. Illinois Route 104 is completely closed at this location. Drivers are...
Sangamon County Sheriff's office investigates armed robbery at FastMart
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place at FastMart in the 3800 block of South 6th Street. On Tuesday, at 3:12 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery. Witnesses say the suspect is a black male who entered the...
Sangamon County man arrested on Thanksgiving for attempted murder of deaf father
A Sangamon County man was arrested after he tried to kill his father on Thanksgiving, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Guimard, 39, is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, and domestic battery. At 4:04 p.m. deputies arrived on the scene in the 2800 block...
EMS worker accused of first-degree murder will get bond refunded
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — The two EMS workers accused of first-degree murder were back in a Sangamon County courtroom on Monday. Peggy Finley and Peter Cadigan are accused of strapping Earl Moore Jr. face-down on a stretcher, leading to his death. Cadigan and Finley both had pre-trial hearings on...
Springfield woman who was killed in Thanksgiving Day crash identified
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND)- A 21-year-old woman from Springfield who was killed in a crash on Thanksgiving Day has been identified. According to the Sangamon County Coroner, 21-year-old Jessica Walker was transported by EMS from the scene of the incident, near the intersection of Chatham Road and West Monroe Street in Springfield, to the emergency room at Springfield Memorial Hospital on Thanksgiving.
Weekly Safety Report: Vehicle Crash, Break-In, Meth Discovery, and Homicide Investigation in Jacksonville, Illinois
This week in Jacksonville, Illinois, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a vehicle striking a utility pole, a shed break-in, the discovery of methamphetamine in a prison parking lot, and an ongoing investigation into a 2019 homicide case.
Jacksonville Woman Arrested For DUI on IL River Road in Calhoun County
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Jacksonville woman in a traffic stop in the middle of November. According to a press release last night, deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a white 2002 Chevy Tahoe on the Illinois River Road near Gallinepper Road, about 7 ½ miles south of Hardin on November 15th.
Woman killed in two-vehicle accident near Sangamon County-Christian County line
A 53-year-old woman from Kincaid died in a two-vehicle traffic accident at Illinois 104 and Cardinal Hill Road east of Pawnee just before 9:30 p.m. Friday. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon on Saturday confirmed an Illinois State Police report that the woman was taken by ambulance to HSHS St. John's Hospital where she...
Weekly Safety Report: Forgery, Missing Person Investigation, Arrests, and Crash in Sangamon County, Illinois
The Illinois Attorney General's Office has charged two Sangamon County residents with forgery and falsifying information on their Firearm Owners Identification Card applications. The investigation into the disappearance of a Glenarm mother of three has been renewed by the sheriff's office. A former alderman defends SPD officers and expresses disappointment in his treatment. A Springfield man repeatedly arrested raises questions about the efficacy of the no-cash bail law. A crash on I-55 north near Springfield resulted in one person being hospitalized. A Los Angeles man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug distribution in Springfield federal court.
JPD Investigating Another Hit and Run
Jacksonville Police were called to the Phillips 66 gas station located at 350 East Morton Avenue at approximately 9:30 pm after a caller advised that a truck had struck a clothing collection bin in their parking lot. The vehicle is described as a white Ford F-150 single cab pick-up truck...
Illinois state police urge post-Thanksgiving travelers to stay alert amid snowfall
With snow hitting central Illinois Sunday, Law enforcement wants drivers to stay focused behind the wheel. Illinois State Police told News Channel 20/FOX Illinois said it's common for crashes to happen with more drivers coming home after Thanksgiving. But that coupled with snow, ISP urges drivers to stay alert. Trooper...
Northeast Missouri Man Seriously Injured in Collision with Semi-Truck
• A two-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 24 in Marion County, Missouri. • Larry W. Stone, a 77-year-old man from Knox City, was seriously injured in the crash. • Stone's car collided with the trailer of a semi-truck driven by Alastair R. Moore, 45, of New Berlin, Illinois.
Driver’s Identity, Cause of IL Route 104 Semi Crash Reported by ISP
More information has been made available about the crash that closed Illinois Route 10 yesterday afternoon. According to an updated report from the Illinois State Police, troopers responded to the area of Illinois Route 104 just west of Waverly Road in Sangamon County just before 1PM for a single-unit commercial vehicle rollover.
Central Illinois law enforcement warn about "Blackout Wednesday", urge safe rides home
Springfield, Ill (WICS) — Central Illinois law enforcement agencies are warning people to stay safe and avoid the consequences of an activity known as "Blackout Wednesday". The event involves people going to bars or a friend's house to binge drink and become overly intoxicated the day before Thanksgiving, which has become popular with the nation’s youth.
Sheriff’s Office investigating Otter Lake camper break-ins
Suspect vehicle recently spotted at scene of crimes. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a suspect vehicle rumored to have been connected to a group of camper break-in suspects at Otter Lake. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office recently reported that it received a call in...
Jacksonville police still seeking information in 2019 homicide case
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WICS) — The Jacksonville Police Department is still seeking information on a homicide from 2019. On Nov. 19, 19 Maurice Cunningham, of Streator, Ill. a student at MacMurray College was found wounded inside his residence in the 600 block of Jordan Street in Jacksonville. Cunningham later died...