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Gillespie Police Activity: May 20-26

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Police Car LightsMONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Layne J. Withers, 19, Gillespie was arrested for pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and possession of alcoholic liquor by a minor.  He was transported to Macoupin County jail.

Daniel L. Holden, 51, Wilsonville was arrested for pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and was transported to Macoupin County jail.

Officer had a call to the 300 block of Shelby Street where 2 dogs running loose killed 7 rabbits in his back yard.  The owner of the dogs was located, he advised he would pay for the rabbits.  Timothy A. Desherlia, 36, Gillespie was cited for dogs running at large and for not having dogs registered with the City.

Dakota J. Byrd, 23, Benld was arrested for driving while license suspended.

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

Officer took a report from a female who was receiving harassing phone calls from a male who would not quit calling her.  The officer called the male and advised him if he continues to call, he could be charged with harassment.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Officer took a report from a female juvenile and her mother that the juvenile’s ex-boyfriend tried to run her over with a vehicle in the 100 block of E. Elm. The male juvenile, 17, Benld was arrested for reckless driving.

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Officer was called to the 300 block of E. Walnut to take a report of criminal damage to a vehicle.  The owner advised that he found his truck keyed and dented when he got up this morning.

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

Marsha M. Noel, 48, Staunton was cited for driving while license suspended and no insurance.

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Michael E. Garrett, 41, Walshville was cited for failure to wear seat belt.

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013

Officer was called to another venue to give a ride to a residence in Gillespie.  The male subject started giving the officer trouble while he was en-route to Gillespie.  Justin C. Dyer, 27, Wilsonville had to be pepper strayed while at the Gillespie Police Department.  He was charged with disorderly conduct. He was, then transported to a hospital by ambulance.

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

Officer took a report from a male who said that he gave his ex-wife pictures of their daughter but now she will not return them.  Officer contacted the ex-wife and she advised she did not want to give the pictures back.  The male advised that he would contact his attorney.

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Cases filed during July 7 through July 13. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions.

FELONIES

Timothy D. Conlee, 29 of Gillespie, is charged with aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving in connection with a July 6 incident.

Dylan J. Arview, 25 of Benld, is charged with driving under the influence while license revoked or suspending, DUI, driving on a suspended license and driving 15-20 mph above the limit in connection with a July 5 incident.

Bobby L. Walker, 35 of Sorento, is charged with driving revoked/suspended with a DUI, driving on revoked license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, displayed registration plate, and expired registration in connection with a June 27 incident.

Dustin W. Gooch, 34 of Beecher City, is charged with aggravated fleeing/bodily injury, unlawful display of a title, improper use of registration/title, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and registration light in connection with a June 17 incident.

MISDEMEANORS

Jordan A. Black, 24 of Gillespie, is charged with battery/causing bodily harm in connection with a July 8 incident.

Dustin R. Stieglitz, 37 of Shipman, is charged with aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon in connection to a June 29 incident.

Steven A. Kroll, 33 of Eagarville, is charged with resisting a peace officer, fire fighter, or corrections employee in connection with a June 26 incident.

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David B. Brown, 58 of Virden, is charged with cancelled/revoked/suspended registration in connection with a July 3 incident.

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Jennifer L. Roberts, 47 of Worden, is charged with driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle in connection with July 5 incident.

Andrew L. Connoyer, 31 of Bethalto, is charged with improper use of registration, driving 15-20 mph above the limit, and no valid registration in connection with July 7 incident.

Megan E. Bertoldi, 37 of Gillespie, is charged with leaving the scene in connection with July 11 incident.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE FILED

  • Tasha McQuay versus David McQuay

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School board disciplines staff member; hires AD and Student Services Coordinator

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In a relatively brief meeting Monday night, the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education approved a “resolution of remedial warning” against an unidentified district teacher, and hired a new Student Services Coordinator and Athletic Director.

The actions followed an 80-minute executive session during which board members presumably primarily discussed personnel issues. The regular monthly meeting of the board was moved up by one week to fill key positions, such as the Athletic Director and Student Services Coordinator, prior to the start of the school year next month. The district was taken by surprise when former Student Services Coordinator Stephanie Bray and Athletic Director Mike Bertagnolli both announced their retirements within days of each other.

Supt. Shane Owsley said the resolution of remedial warning is a disciplinary action representing “a second strike, so to speak.” Neither the teacher or the nature of the infraction was disclosed in open session.

In other action, the board, voted unanimously to hire Shelsie Timmermeier as the district’s Student Services Coordinator for the 2024-25 school year, stepping into the vacancy created by Bray’s retirement, pending confirmation of certification and a background check. In a separate action, the board also appointed Timmermeier as an assistant high school women’s volleyball coach.

Jeremy Smith was hired, also by a unanimous vote, as the district’s Athletic Director for the 2024-25 school year. In a related matter, Smith’s resignation as middle school head baseball coach was accepted. Additionally, the board posted the coaching position as vacant for the coming school year.

On a motion by Weye Schmidt, seconded by Dennis Tiburzi, the board hired Alex Jasper as a high school social science teacher for the coming school year. The board also voted unanimously to hire Tate Wargo as a first-year, non-tenured physical education instructor, pending confirmation of certification. Both positions were vacated as a result of the sudden resignation of Dalton Barnes in April as head football coach, physical education teacher and social science teacher. 

In related matters, the board also hired Wargo Monday night as an eighth grade boy’s basketball coach, and accepted Jasper’s resignation as a district paraprofessional and posted the position as vacant.

In other personnel action, the board:

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  • Hired Amanda Ewin as a one-on-one aide.
  • Hired Anthony Kravanya as a freshman men’s basketball coach.
  • Appointed Melissa Heigert as a volunteer assistant high school softball coach.

In other action, the board gave routine approval to a list of policies provided by the Illinois State Board of Education. 

Supt. Owsley also provided a brief update on the progress being made on safety projects expected to be completed before the start of the school year, including installation of a new intercom system, a card-reader entry system and shatter-proof protective film on exterior windows.

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Gillespie Library, United Community Bank to host Fraud and Scam Prevention seminar on July 22

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Gillespie Public Library (Photo by Gillespie Public Library)

Friends of the Gillespie Public Library and United Community Bank are hosting a joint “Fraud and Scam Prevention” seminar at on Monday, July 22 starting at 6 p.m. at the Gillespie Public Library.

The seminar will focus on today’s common scams and frauds, which includes imposter and check scams, money mule fraud and those that target seniors. Presenters will be Jenni Alepra of Gillespie UCB and Kennen Bertolis of Carlinville UCB.

The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge. For additional questions, call the Gillespie Public Library at 217-839-3614.

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