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Message From The Sheriff

The greatest resource of any organization is the men and women who dedicate their professional careers to its function. Working for the Henderson County Sheriff Department is more than just a job, it is a commitment to doing "whatever it takes" to protect and serve the citizens of Henderson County. Fulfillment of this commitment requires the men and women of the Henderson County Sheriff Department to approach each day cognizant of the obligation to hold themselves to higher ethical and moral standards in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their assigned jobs. Officers of the Henderson County Sheriff department are constitutional officers, sworn to uphold and protect the constitution of the United States.

At the Henderson County Sheriff Department, we hold the "public trust" very sacred. This trust is at the heart of our support and must be ensured if we are to perform our mission to the "Henderson County residents" to the fullest. Public trust can only exist when we, as the Sheriff Department in Henderson County, perform our duties with fairness, equity, professionalism, and vigor. Fundamental to this is the process by which we hire our officers. While the ability to perform job tasks is of substantial importance, we are also intent on recruiting candidates possessing the character necessary to uphold the highest standards of integrity and to withstand the temptation to deviate from these standards.
Thank you and God Bless,
Steven P. Haynes,
Henderson County Sheriff

Our Mission

Our mission at the Henderson County Department is to enforce the Laws of the Land with professionalism, courtesy and integrity. To Serve and Protect the people of Henderson County in order that it may be a safe and friendly place to live and visit; a place that always feels like home. We will persistently keep up front and foremost - God, Country and Honor.

News Release September 15, 2014

News Release

Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases; On Saturday, 09/13/2014 at 8:23PM, Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Township of Bald Bluff to investigate a family disturbance. After an investigation was conducted, the deputies arrested John M. Waugh of Little York, IL, age: 26 for Endangering Life or Health of a Child, Armed Violence, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Domestic Battery. The deputies transported Waugh to the Henderson County Jail where he was processed and the place into jail. Waugh was also was arrested on a Henderson County Warrant. Waugh’s is being held on felony charges with no bond until he is seen in front of a Judge. After seeing the Judge on Monday, 09/15/2014, Waugh’s bond was set at $200,000 10% with a court date of 09/17/2014 at 9:00AM.


Assisting agencies was the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police and the Warren County Ambulance (GHAS).


All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases, three Burlington, IA men are being help at the Henderson County Jail in connection of a burglary at a residence in the Village of Oquawka, IL in the late evening hours of Monday, (07/27/2014). Bryce J. Card of Burlington, IA, age: 19, Jacob H. Harris of Burlington, IA, age: 18 and Ryan M. O'Niell of Burlington, IA, age: 18 are charged with Burglary with a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession os stolen Firearms. The three men were arrested after a Henderson County Sheriff's Investigator located the suspected vehicle with three suspects in the vehicle while stopped in the middle of the highway on IL Rt. 94 in the Township of Biggsville. One of the men was in possession of a rifle when the investigator aprroached them. The suspects were held at gun point until other officers arrived and then they suspects was apprehended. All three men were tranported to the Henderson County Jail, where they was processed and then placed into jail. All three men are being held on felony no bond charges. The three men will seen in front of a judge to set bond. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Asssiting agencies was the Illinois State Police and the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes and Oquawka Police Chief Keith DeJaynes report, Vivian Palmer, age: 73 from Oquawka, IL, missing female from Oquawka, IL, has been located around 9:50PM on 06/19/2014. Palmer was located in Smithfield, IL, located in Fulton County. The Sheriff advised Palmer was unharmed and has reunited with her family. Assisting agency was the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

Thanks for your assistance,

Troy A. Jern, Henderson County Sheriff's Department

(309) 867-4291

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes and Oquawka Police Chief Keith DeJaynes reported an elderly female subject who lives in the Village of Oquawka left her residence around 1:33PM today (06/19/2014) and has not returned home and now is listed as missing.

Vivian L. Palmer, age: 73, female, white, HGT/504, WGT/160, HAIR/brown and EYES/brown. Palmer is wearing a maroon colored shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes Palmer is driving a silver 2007 Mercury Montigo pulling a small single axle trailer. The license plate on the vehicle is GMAVIV6 Illinois Plate. Palmer has dementia.

If anyone locates or has contact with Palmer please contact the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, (309) 867-4291 or your local law enforcement agency.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

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Attention Village of Oquawka citizens; Oquawka Volunteer Fire Chief Troy A. Jern releases; The Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department has obtained a Decon/Shower Unit which is located at the Oquawka Fire Station. The shower unit is handicapped assessable. Anyone who has no water due to frozen water lines and are unable to take showers will be able to until further notice. This Fire Station will be manned from 9A-7P each day for showers. Please bring shower essentials (towels, soap, shampoos). The Decon/Show Unit is owned by the MABAS Division 31. MABAS is a partnership with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help in times of disasters. The Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department is a member of the MABAS Division 31. If any questions please call the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department (309) 867-2551, Fire Chief Troy A. Jern, (309) 507-0450, Village Trustee Nancy Bundy (319) 572-9927.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steve Haynes releases that two Oquawka residents have been arrested on Meth charges. Scott A. Woodard, age 46, and Nichole S. Larson, age 30, both of 701 Pike Street, Oquawka, IL have been arrested for Aggravated Participation of Meth Manufacturing, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Meth Manufacturing Materials. Henderson County Sheriff's Investigator along with the Illinois State Police Drug Task Force conducted a search of residence and garage finding items associated with Meth Manufacturing. Woodard and Larson were arrested and transported to the Henderson County Jail, awaiting a court appearance to set bond.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steve Haynes advises to use caution when traveling on the roadways. Sheriff Haynes advises due to the recent warm up, the snow is melting, water is standing on the roadway and may cause you to hydroplaning. Sheriff Haynes advises hydroplaning happens when the tires of a vehicle lose traction on a wet roadway, causing the car to drift like a sled until the wheels gain traction again. As a person might imagine, this situation is extremely dangerous, since the vehicle is out of the driver's control while it slides. During rainy or slushy weather, drivers need to be aware of the risk of hydroplaning, and it is important for them to drive carefully in these conditions to avoid this dangerous driving situation.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 09/22/2013 at 1:56AM, a Henderson County Sheriff' Deputy on patrol in the Village of Gulfport initiated a traffic stop at Smith St at Old US Rt. 34. The deputy arrested Jeffery L. Carpenter of Chicago, IL, age: 23 for Improper Lane Usage, Driving While License Suspended, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Possession of Cannabis Less than 2.5 Grams, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Carpenter also was arrested on a no bond felony Cook County Warrant for Violation of Probation. The deputy transported Carpenter to the Henderson County Jail where he was processed and then place into Jail. Carpenter is being held awaiting a court appearance before a Judge.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

Sheriff Steven Haynes announces the arrest of Donny J. Blakely, age: 37, of Oquawka, IL for 2 counts of Burglary. Blakely was arrested on August 5th 2013by the Henderson County Sheriff's Investigator with a $50,000 warrant. Blakely's arrest stems from an investigation of two rural Oquawka homes being broken into earlier this year. Blakely is currently in the Henderson County Jail on the charges with a court date of August 21st. Burglary is a Class 2 Felony.

Sheriff Steven Haynes also announces the arrest of Steven Piper, age: 59, of Monmouth, IL for 2 counts of Burglary and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Piper was served with an arrest warrant on August 5th, 2013 by the Henderson County Sheriff's Investigator with a bond of $50,000. Piper's arrest stems from an investigation of two rural Biggsville homes being broke into with in the past month. Piper had allegedly stolen a firearm while burglarizing one of the homes. The firearm has been recovered. Piper is currently in the Warren County Jail awaiting a court hearing. Burglary is a Class 2 Felony; Possession of Firearm by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office will be selling the following items at Burn's Consignment Auction on August 24th, 2013 in Monmouth, IL. The items are being sold pursuant to the Law Enforcement Disposition of Property Act.

1. A white and black Honda 125cc 3-wheeler
2. A red and blue Honda 125cc 3-wheeler
3. A green and black Yamaha, unknown cc (possibly 250) 4-wheeler
4. A red and blue Suzuki 229cm3 4-wheeler
5. A black and yellow Yamaha RG 50th Anniversary motorcycle <

All items are sold "AS IS", persons who purchase the motorcycle are to contact the Henderson County Sheriff's Office if they need help with title information.

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Investigator Matt Link
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
(309)867-4291 office
(309)221-0809 cell

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 07/28/2013 at 1621hrs, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to Co. Rd. 700E, 1½ mile north of Co. Rd. 900N in the Township of Carman to investigate a report of a motor vehicle accident. The caller advised a vehicle drove off the roadway and went into a pond. Kaleb A. Todd of Lomax, IL, age: 18, driving a 2001 Chevrolet four door was traveling north bound on Co. Rd. 700E and had a medical situation passing out and woke up then lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle landed 30 feet into a water filled drainage ditch. Todd was able to get out of the vehicle and swam to shore. Todd was transported to the Great River Medical Center by the Lomax Ambulance Service. Assisting agencies was the Lomax Ambulance Service, the Lomax Fire Department and the Illinois State Police.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 07/16/2013 at 9:05AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies assisted Unites States Marshals Service arresting William Presley from Burlington, IA at a residence in Hooper, Township of Stronghurst. Presley was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Alabama for, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Presley was transported to by the US Marshal Service to a Federal Correction Facility. Presley' Failure to Appear charges stem from an Alabama charge in 1995 where Presley was charged with Sexual-Compulsion with a victim age being under 7 years old.

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Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 03/14/2013 at 9:56PM, Henderson County Sheriff and Deputies responded to a farm in the Township of Carman to investigate a Criminal Trespass to Property Complaint.

Henderson County Deputies arrested Jamie L. Stevenson of Burlington, IA, age: 21 for Theft Under $500.00, Criminal Trespass to Property and Driving While License Suspended and Daytona R.R. Fenton of Burlington, IA, age: 18 Theft Under $500.00 and Criminal Trespass to Property. Both Stevenson and Fenton were transported to the Henderson County Jail where they were processed and then posted bond. Stevenson and Fenton' court date, 04/12/2013 at 10:00AM-Must Appear.

Assisting agency was the Stronghurst Police Department.

Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 11/22/2012 On November 19th, 2012, Henderson County Sheriff' Deputies arrested Justin R. Davis of Davenport, IA, age: 24 on a Henderson County Warrant for three counts of Home Invasion, Armed Violence and Residential Burglary at the Buchanan County IA. Jail in Independence, IA. Davis was transported to the Henderson County Jail, where he was processed and placed in jail.

The bond of the Henderson County warrant was set at $500,000.00. 10% to apply.

This arrest stems from a home invasion which occurred in the early hours of December 5th, 2011 in the Bald Bluff Township.

Henderson County Sheriff Steven P. Haynes releases;

On 10/03/2012 at 7:58AM, Henderson County Investigator responded to Co. Rd. 575N, west of Co. Rd. 700E in the Township of Lomax to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle parked along the roadway abandoned.

After an investigation, Henderson County Deputies arrested Michael B. Diehl of Burlington, IA, age: 40 for Attempted Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Possession of Controlled Substance and also arrested was Sheldon W. Krogmeier for Attempted Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Possession of Controlled Substance. Diehl and Krogmeier were taken into custody and transported to the Henderson County Jail where they was processed and placed into jail. Diehl and Krogmeier are held on felony no bond charges and are waiting for an appearance in front of a Judge to set bond on Friday.

Further investigation uncovered a Cannabis Salvia Plant growing operation on the Michael Wiley property in rural Lomax. Deputies pulled 49 plants from the property. Michael A. Wiley of Lomax, IL, age: 49 was arrested for Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Guns and Ammo without a F.O.I.D. card, Unauthorized Production/Possession of Cannabis Sativa Plant, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While License Revoked. Beth E. Weyrick of Lomax, age: 48 was also arrested was Possession of Cannabis, Unauthorized Production/Possession of Cannabis Sativa Plant and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wiley and Weyrick were taken into custody and transported to the Henderson County Jail where they was processed and placed into jail. Wiley and Weyrick are held on felon no bond charges and are waiting for an appearance in front of a Judge to set bond on Friday.

Assisting the Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies was the Illinois State Police.

Strange and Ware Arrested

On September 26th, 2012 the Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the Scott's Equipment and Repair in the Village of Biggsville for a report of a theft of a Husqvarana UTV, valued at $12,600.00. The owner of the business stated no one had permission to take the UTV and then reported it stolen.

Later on in the day the UTV was located on Railroad property, east of Biggsville, abandoned in the Township of Biggsville.

After a subsequent investigation, two suspects were arrested by Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies. The deputies arrested Raymond Ware of Biggsville, IL, age: 24 and Justin Strange of Biggsville, age: 23 for Theft over $300.00. Both Ware and Strange were transported to the Henderson County Jail on a no bond charge. The suspects were finger printed, processed and placed into jail awaiting a court appearance.

Crime Stoppers of Henderson County Announcement

The Henderson Crime Stoppers and the Henderson County Sheriff's Office need your help with solicitors in the area attempting to sell Eureka vacuums and shampooers. The people involved are from the Quad Cities area. The company tells you that they will clean your carpets for free and then attempt to sell you one of their vacuums. While in your home they will attempt to gather your personal information and look for bank statements check books, or debit cards to defraud your bank accounts.

Sheriff Haynes reminds everyone never to give out your personal information and if something seems suspicious to you, please report it to the Sheriff's Office.

If you know any information about this case, please call the Henderson County Crime Stoppers hotline at (888) 867-6202. If an arrest is made based on your tip, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Timothy D. Harmon Wanted As Of: 09/21/2011

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Henderson County Sheriff Steve Haynes announces the 2012/2013 Scholarship winners

Henderson County Sheriff Steve Haynes takes great pleasure to announce that on behalf of the Illinois Sheriff's Association and the Associate Members of Henderson County that Ethan A. Bigger, has been selected to receive the Illinois Sheriffs' Association Scholarship for the 2012/2013 school year.

Scholarships are awarded throughout the State of Illinois to students pursuing a higher education. The $500 scholarship is to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. One scholarship is given for every 500 associate members in the county.

Henderson County Sheriff's Office received several applications which all demonstrated outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. The applicants were also to submit an essay with their application. The theme of the essay was, "How would you suggest that government, law enforcement, medical providers, school officials, etc. educate young people on the risks involved in the use of, what some believe, is a legal compound and an alternative to marijuana?"

Ethan Bigger is the son of Barry and Jody Bigger, Media, IL. Ethan will be a 2012 graduate of West Central High School.

Also, a first and second alternate was chosen in the case that the winner for any reason is unable to accept the scholarship. First alternate is Bailey Stokes, daughter of Greg and Lynn Stokes, Oquawka, IL; second alternate is Michael Keane, son of Tom and Sandra Keane, Stronghurst.

 

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