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Taylorville Police Arrests

September 27, 2022

Hannah I. Fancher, age 18 of Taylorville was arrested for Harassment Through Electronic Communications and Dissemination of Private Sexual Images.

September 28, 2022 

Michael White, age 39, of Rosamond Illinois, was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property.

September 29, 2022

Anthony M. Holmes, age 33, of Taylorville was arrested for Parole Violation.

Accidents

On September 23, 2022 at 4:54 p.m. Andrea L. McGee of Taylorville was heading west on Main Cross and stopped at the intersection of Webster. Wyatt L. Cain of Taylorville proceeded through the intersection. Magee then proceeded through the intersection. Cain was heading south on Webster St. approaching the intersection of Main Cross. According to several witnesses in the area, Cain was traveling at a high rate of speed. He applied the breaks and skidded to the right of another vehicle at the stop sign and continued to skid into Main Cross St.  Cain struck the passenger side of McGee’s car as she proceeded through the intersection. Both vehicles had airbags deployed. EMS on scene believed that Cain may have suffered a seizure. He suffered from multiple seizures after the accident and was transported from the scene by ambulance to Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH). McGee was also transported to TMH by ambulance. Cain was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device and for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Both vehicles were towed form the scene by Kertow’s.

On September 23, 2022 at 4:42 p.m. Stephen A. Kallstorm of Racine, Wisc. was traveling South on Webster St. when driver missed the turn into Family Dollar. He began to back up, striking a car driven by Kelly A. Masterson of Taylorville and causing damage to the license plate and front bumper. Kallstorm said he did not see the Masterson vehicle because he did not see any headlights. There was no apparent damage to Kallstorm’s vehicle.

On September 23, 2022 at 4:54 p.m. Wyatt L. Cain of Taylorville was traveling south on North Webster Street and struck a vehicle that was stopped, within the left-turn lane, at the intersection at West Spresser Street. After striking an initial vehicle, which is not listed in this report, Cain attempted to maneuver into the southbound lane of traffic. Renata D. Rimkus of Taylorville approached the intersection and struck Cain, as the vehicle maneuvered into its path. Cain reportedly suffered a medical emergency, believed to be a seizure, and caused several other collisions which resulted in one other injury. Rims reported no injuries. Cain’s vehicle was towed due to disabling damage and was transported to EMS to receive medical treatment at a hospital.

On September 24, 2022 at 9:57 a.m. Wilbur P. Simmons of Taylorville was westbound on Poplar Street towards Webster Street and Emily R. Jackson of Taylorville was eastbound on Poplar Street towards Webster Street. Jackson proceeded eastbound through the intersection and Simmons proceeded to turn southbound onto Webster Street. Simmons crossed into Jackson’s lane of travel, causing a collision. Simmons sustained minor damage to the front driver’s side headlight assembly as it collided with the rear driver’s side passenger door of Jackson, causing significant damage to the door. Simmons received a citation for failure to yield the right of way. No injuries were reported and both units were able to drive from the scene.

On September 24, 2022 at 4:04 p.m. Betty J. Ryan of Taylorville was southbound on Webster Street attempting to continue through the intersection southbound onto Webster Street. Lisa M. Robinson of Taylorville was northbound on Webster Street attempting to turn westbound onto Spresser Street with the green turn arrow displayed on the traffic signal. Ryan failed to obey a traffic signal and collided with the passenger side of Robinson’s vehicle as it navigated the turn. Both vehicles sustained totaling damaged and were removed from the scene by Taylorville Towing. The operators of both vehicles indicated that they potentially had injuries, but declined EMS on scene. Both operators indicated that they would self transport by family members to medical facilities for evaluation. Ryan received a citation for disobeying a traffic control device with a mandatory court appearance due to indicated injury.

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