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Public Record

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Matthew M. Juds, 20, Kinmundy, was arrested on Jan. 2 on a felony warrant and an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant. Bond was $20,000, and he was released to the IDOC.
    • Susan L. Beesley, 53, 220 N. Adams St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 2 on a charge of retail theft (two counts). Bond was $1,000.
    • Shawn M. Kubina, 18, 1032 W. Johnson St., Vandalia, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving while his license is suspended or revoked. No bond amount was listed.

  • Vandalia Police

    Dec. 13
    • Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at Kennedy Boulevard and Veterans Avenue. According to the report, a vehicle driven by Edward A. Opfer, 81, of Shobonier, turned left in front of a vehicle driven by Lauren R. Gill, 72, of Brownstown, striking the side of Gill’s vehicle. Opfer was ticketed for failure to yield turning left.
    Dec. 21
    • Police received a report at 11:49 a.m. of the theft of an iPod and purse from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Shelley Drive that was unlocked.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Joseph S. Reynolds, 34, RR 1, St. Peter, was arrested on Dec. 27 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, criminal damage to property less than $300, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,000.
    • Timothy L. Lytle, 31, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on Dec. 26 on charges of driving while his license is suspended and speeding, and for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving while his license is suspended. Bond was $4,000.

  • Vandalia Police Dec. 22, 2011

    Dec. 8
    • Jeff Burnam, 402 W. Jackson St., reported at 8:01 p.m. that his vehicle had been egged. No damage was reported.
    • An officer took a complaint at 3:43 p.m. of a mailbox being damaged at 220 N. Adams St.
    • Officers were called to an apartment in the 1500 block of North Eighth Street for a report of a domestic dispute and possible child abuse. The Department of Children & Family Services was notified of the complaint.
    • Two warning tickets were issued, one for speeding and one for improper display of a license plate.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log Dec. 22, 2011

    • Stacey L. Armstrong, 43, Effingham, was arrested on Dec. 19 on an alleged violation of an order of protection. Bond was $5,000.
    • James W. Berner, 31, 214 N. Superior St., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 19 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $200 cash.
    • Donald W. Britton, 50, Springfield, was arrested on Dec. 19 for failure to appear in court on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $5,000.

  • Vandalia Police

    Nov. 29
    • 8:58 a.m. – Officers handled a two-vehicle accident on the parking lot of County Market on Veterans Avenue. No tickets were issued, and no injuries were reported.
    • 1:19 p.m. – Officers handled a two-vehicle accident at Fourth and Gallatin streets. No tickets were issued, and no injuries were reported.
    • Officers issued one warning ticket for speeding and two warning tickets for improper lighting.
    Dec. 2

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Nathan D. Livingood, 24, Bethany, was arrested on Dec. 6 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence. Bond was $3,500.
    • David J. Ruholl, 28, Charleston, was arrested on Dec. 6 for failure to appear in court in Fayette and Coles counties. Bond was $500 cash.
    • Stoney W. Lewis, 18, 507 W. Orchards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Dec. 5 on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. He was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.

  • Vandalia Police Reports Dec. 1, 2011

    Nov. 22
    • 11:37 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a shopping cart hitting a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart.
    • 7:15 p.m. – Police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle at 402 W. Jackson St.
    • One warning ticket was issued for speeding and one ticket was issued for disobeying a stop sign.
    Nov. 23
    • 6:14 p.m. – Police received a report of failure to pay for gas at Circle K on Gallatin Street.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Dec. 1, 2011

    • Jarod S. Parker, 23, 300 E. Monroe St., Farina, turned himself in on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $4,000.
    • Susan E. Eades, 50, Bloomington, turned herself in on a warrant for failure to appear in Piatt County court. Bond was $3,000.
    • Sherri M. Connor, 42, 319 S. College Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $250 cash.

  • Marriage Licenses Dec. 1, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Michael Todd Fickes
    Vandalia
    Rose Ann Woolsey
    Vandalia
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    Donny Joe Fickes
    Vadnalia
    Katrina Marie Tate
    Vandalia
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    Joshua Alan Hunt
    Decatur
    Amanda Fay Ward
    Decatur
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    Donald Ray Roberts
    Vandalia
    Courtney Kay Swick
    Vandalia
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    Scott Michael Hull
    Vandalia
    Jacky Renee Snider