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Gillespie Police Report: November 20-26, 2022

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Green Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 100 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Park Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to a report of criminal sexual abuse.

Demain E. Ellis, 44, of Benld was arrested on a warrant out of Macoupin County for failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 200 block of Southern Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South 4th Street in Benld in reference to a suspicious noise.

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An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a civil issue.

An officer spoke with a male in the 500 block of Pine Street in reference to harassment by telephone.

An officer was out at a business in the 100 block of South Hard Road in Mt. Clare in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South 4th Street in Benld in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Edwards Street in reference to a death investigation.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of North Main Street in reference to a well-being check.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of West Easton Street in reference to juvenile issues.

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An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to juvenile issues.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and Main Street in Benld. Jared S. Remer, 36, of Mt. Olive was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Central Avenue and Main Street in Benld. Amber N. Warfield, 30, of Mt. Olive was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Park Avenue in reference to criminal trespassing.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue in Eagarville in reference to a domestic dispute. Ginger S. Kroll, 53, of Eagarville was arrested for domestic battery.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Cloud Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Park Avenue in reference to criminal trespassing.

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An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to identity theft in the 600 block of Adams Street.

The School Resource Officer was contacted in reference to a well-being check in the 400 block of Springfield Road.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Edwards Street and Fillmore Street.  David M. Pabon, 45, of Gillespie was issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Oak Street in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Oak Street in Benld in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to Rice Street and Spruce Street in reference to illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to fraud.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Green Street in reference to a suspicious person.

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An officer was dispatched to Route 16 and Broadway Street in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Cloud Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of South Lincoln in Eagarville in reference to a theft.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 300 block of South Macoupin in reference to fraud.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a burglary and criminal damage to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of East Pine Street in reference to harassment.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North 4th Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

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An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak to a female in reference to suspicious activity and criminal trespass to property in the 100 block of East Maple Street.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at East Pine Street and North Main Street in Benld. Siera A. Smyser, 26, of Anderson, Indiana was issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 400 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Henrietta Street in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of LJ Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of East Pine Street in reference to criminal trespass.  Shane R. Purcell, 30, of Gillespie was arrested for criminal damage to property and Kaleigh N. Crawshaw, 33, of St. Louis Missouri was arrested for criminal damage to property.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at North Lincoln Avenue and Edgar Street in Eagarville.  Jessica M. Reiman, 38, of Gillespie was arrested for driving while license is suspended, operating a vehicle while registration is suspended, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North Kentucky in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Illinois Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Springfield Road in reference to a well-being check.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Dorsey Road in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Francis Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Charles Street in reference to a juvenile issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Harding Avenue in East Gillespie in reference to a mental health issue.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2022

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An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Spruce Street in reference to a stolen vehicle.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Macoupin Street and Maple Street.  Rickey D. Bell, 62, of Gillespie was arrested for driving while his license is suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Elm Street in reference to criminal trespass.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of West Baker Street in reference to a civil issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South 1st Street in Benld in reference to an alarm sounding.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of North Main Street in Benld in reference to an alarm sounding.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Gillespie Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Chestnut Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

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An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North Francis Street in reference to a suicidal subject.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Park Avenue in reference to an alarm sounding.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Oak Street in reference to a battery.

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a male in reference to a theft in East Gillespie.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at South Hard Road and West Oak in Benld.  Richard J. Large, 30, of Carrollton was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Maple Street in reference to illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of South Second Street in reference to a civil issue.

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An officer initiated a traffic stop at South Hard Road and West Oak Street in Benld. Breanne D. Snyder, 27, of Staunton was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at South Hard Road and West Oak in Benld. Laura K. Poole, 53, of Litchfield was issued a citation for speeding.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 300 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to suspicious activity.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Progressive Club to celebrate 90th anniversary

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Benld Entreprise

The Wilsonville Progressive Club will celebrate and host a 90 year Anniversary Party on Saturday, May 11. The party will include a catered dinner, a live band, and fireworks.

Doors will open at 2 pm with a catered dinner being served at 4 pm.  The Shane Kessinger Experience (live band) will play at 5 pm, and a grand fireworks display will be held at dusk.

The Progressive Club was originally established in 1934 by the Progressive Miners and was located on the northwest side of Wilsonville’s main street. The Club moved to their new building in January of 1949 and today this is still the current location at 212 Wilson Street in Wilsonville.

Wilsonville was founded in 1917 when Superior Coal Co. Mine No. 4 was sunk and this was the most modern mine in the Superior field. At that time, the little settlement which grew up around the mine was called Wilson. One day a worker paused and asked, “What are we going to name this town?” President Wilson was in office, thus the town was then and there named Wilson until 1919 when it was incorporated and the name expanded to Wilsonville.

The Wilsonville Progressive Club is operated and maintained by an elected panel of trustees and loyal members.  The Club is open to the public and membership is always welcome.  The large outdoor covered pavilion and manicured grassy side lot offer an attractive and convenient venue for any event along with inside facilities. 

If you are interested in renting for any kind of event, call 217-835-3122 during open hours which are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4 pm to close, and Sunday doors open at 2 pm.  Every Sunday afternoon at 4 pm is the Queen of Hearts drawing and the Club is on Facebook as well.

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Gillespie Police Report: April 14-20, 2024

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SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Oak Street in reference to a dog bite.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Abba Street to pick up a found item.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Maple Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of West Chestnut Street in reference to a burglary.

An officer was out in the 200 block of North Macoupin Street in reference to a motorist assist.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Schmidt Street in reference to a 911 call.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South 1st Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

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An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Broadway Street in reference to a medical call.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of South Illinois Street in Benld in reference to illegal burning.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South 5th Street in Benld in reference to an animal complaint.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Horizon Street in reference to a 911 call.

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2024

An officer was dispatched to Gillespie Police Department to speak with a male in reference to a theft in the 100 block of South Main Street in Benld.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Osie Street in reference to a violation of an order of protection.

Nicholas O. Landolt, 36, of Gillespie was arrested on multiple warrants including one out of St. Clair County for possession for methamphetamine, a second one out of Montgomery County for failure to appear for driving while license was revoked, and a third out of Macoupin County for failure to appear for methamphetamine.

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An officer was dispatched to East Walnut Street in reference to a suspicious noise.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Abba Street in reference to a juvenile issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of Broadway Street in reference to a medical alarm.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a theft in the 200 block of West Oak Street.

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to criminal damage to her property.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to identity theft.

An officer spoke with a female in the 100 block of North 7th Street in Benld in reference to a neighbor dispute.

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a violation of an order of protection.

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An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Southern Street in reference to a suspicious person.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to criminal damage to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 900 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of East Walnut Street in reference to criminal trespass to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of North 7th Street in Benld in reference to criminal trespass to property. Melissa J. Hughes, 49, of Benld was arrested on a Montgomery County warrant for theft/larceny.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Maple Street in reference to criminal trespass to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Francis Street in reference to a traffic crash.

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An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a civil issue in the 700 block of Rose Street in Benld.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South 5th Street in Benld in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Pine Street to assist the Department of Children and Family Services.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Broadway Street in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Central Avenue in Benld in reference to a 911 call.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024

An officer spoke with a female at Gillespie Police Department in reference to fraud in the 200 block of South Macoupin.

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 500 block of East Elm Street in reference to criminal trespass to property.

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An officer was dispatched to Route 4 and Staunton Road in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Gillespie Street in reference to unwanted solicitors.

An officer was dispatched to High Street and Gillespie Street in reference to a suspicious noise.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of High Street in reference to unwanted solicitors.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a civil standby.

An officer was flagged down at Elm Street and Clinton Street and spoke with an individual in reference to a civil issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Mt. Olive Road in Eagarville in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to a suspicious circumstance.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024

An officer was dispatched to a business in the 400 block of South Macoupin Street in reference to a panic alarm sounding.

An officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of South Second Street in reference to a civil standby.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of West Osie Street in reference to a dog bite.  Heather L. Kimberlin, 47, of Gillespie was issued a citation for dog at large.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of West Baker Street in reference to a juvenile issue.

An officer was out with a suspicious vehicle in the alley in the 500 block of Park Avenue.

An officer was dispatched to East Walnut and South Main Street in Benld in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to the Veterans Memorial Park in Benld in reference to a suspicious vehicle that had been parked there for a couple of days.

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Gillespie Police Department was requested for traffic control by the Gillespie Fire Department for a fire on Eagarville Road.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of East Walnut Street in reference to a traffic crash.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of South Street in Gillespie in reference to a juvenile issue.

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Litchfield Road in East Gillespie in reference to a suspicious person at the storage units. Kathy J. Henderson, 49, of Sawyerville was arrested on a Macoupin County warrant for failure to appear for bad checks

An officer initiated a traffic stop at Maple Street and Macoupin Street. Kenny L. Fults, 18, of Belleville was issued a citation for possession of cannabis.

An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Mt. Olive Road in Eagarville in reference to civil standby.

An officer was dispatched to the 500 block of West Burton Street in reference to an animal complaint.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024

An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Abba Street in reference to a domestic dispute.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of North 7th Street in Benld in reference to criminal trespassing. Timothy J. Dalpozzo, 57, of Benld was arrested for criminal trespassing to residence and a Macoupin County warrant for criminal trespassing to a residence.

An officer initiated a traffic stop at South Street and Chestnut Street and charges are pending crime lab results.

An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of East Maple Street in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to Macoupin Street and Elm Street in reference to reckless driving.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of Osie Street in reference to a dog at large.

An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of North 8th Street in Benld in reference to medical assist.

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An officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Spruce Street in reference to a suspicious person.

An officer was dispatched to the 400 block of West Baker Street in reference to criminal trespass to property.

An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Park Street in Benld in reference to a medical call.

An officer spoke with a male at Gillespie Police Department in reference to an ordinance issue.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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HSHS St. Francis Hospital offers volunteer opportunities for feens

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LITCHFIELD, Ill. — HSHS St. Francis Hospital is offering service opportunities to area teens this summer through the 2024 Junior Volunteer Program. Applications are being accepted now through May 1.

Applicants must be high school students maintaining at least a “C” average, be a minimum of 14 years of age by June 1 and be willing to volunteer at least two hours per week during the summer program. Junior volunteers will perform a variety of duties in various hospital departments. 

Registration materials are available on the hospital’s website volunteer page at https://www.hshs.org/st-francis/community/volunteer.

All participants in the program will be required to present proof of immunizations for MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), and Varicella (chicken pox). An additional requirement includes attendance at a hospital orientation.

A limited number of positions will be available. For more information, contact HSHS St. Francis Hospital at 217-324-8200.

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