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 News Releases from the Henderson County Sheriff Department
Henderson County Sheriff Steve P. Haynes releases:

08/17/2015, Monday 9:31AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a scam complaint from a resident of the Village of Oquawka. 11:46AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Dispatch received a motorist report of the rail road arms down with no trains at the main crossing in the Village of Lomax. The dispatcher notified the BNSF rail road. 5:25PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1400E in the Township of Gladstone issued a citation to William P. Walker of Tampico, IL, age: 53 for speeding. Walker’s court date set. 7:05PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to IL Rt. 94, ½ mile north of the Raritan Blacktop in the Township of Raritan to assist the M.S.T. Fire Department with a power pole down. 11:40PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy assisted the Oquawka Police Department with a burglar alarm at a business in the Village of Oquawka. The officer’s advised the business was secure.

08/18/2015, Tuesday 6:28AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a motor vehicle accident car vs. deer on CR1350E, 4 miles of north of IL Rt. 164 in the Township of Oquawka. 11:06AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a public complaint which occurred to a resident of the Village of Oquawka. 1:45PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Dispatch received a weather alert, alerting Henderson County is under a Tornado Watch until 10:00PM. The dispatcher notified all of the county fire departments. 2:25PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34, west of the IL Rt. 164 in the Township of Gladstone issued a  17 year old male a citation for speeding 81/55mph zone. The court date for the Juvenile is 09/16/2015 at 10:00AM. 3:06PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Dispatch received multiple reports of a tree down in the roadway CR1150N in the Township of Media. The dispatcher called the Township of Media road commissioner. 3:31PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a motorist report of a tree down, on IL Rt. 94, north of Rozetta in the Township of Rozetta. The deputy directed traffic until the IDOT arrive on scene. 4:14PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy assisted with traffic control on Schuyler St. in the Village of Oquawka. 4:52PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1700E in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Jordan D. Hawk of Fort Madison, IA, age: 24 for speeding. Hawk’s court date set. 5:08PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1650E in the Towsnhip of Biggsville issued a citation to Troy A. Hester of Lawrence, KS, age: 52 for speeding. Hester’s court date set. 5:39PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1650E in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to New Sharon, IA, age: 55 for speeding. Tjarks’ court date set. 6:12PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR900E in the Township of Gladstone issued a citation to Marlon A. Richards of Lakeland, FL, age: 39 for speeding. Richards’ court date set. 8:36PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy removed a tree limb on the roadway, while patrolling on IL Rt. 94 near CR2450N in the Township of Bald Bluff. 10:00PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a motorist report of a tree down on CR1350E close to Hoskins Bend.  The deputy was able to remove the tree off the roadway.

08/19/2015, Wednesday 7:01AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a public complaint which occurred in the Township of Oquawka. 7:10AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a burglary of a motor vehicle at a residence in the Village of Gulfport. 7:26AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy assisted the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department first responder’s with a lift assistance call at a residence in the Township of Oquawka. 7:59AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a family dispute at a residence in the Village of Lomax. Assisting agency was the Stronghurst Police Department. 8:38AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the Village of Gulfport for a contractor who was having troubles with one of the residents. 9:12AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling in the Village of Gulfport located a broken down vehicle. The subjects had help on the way. 2:41PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the area of IL Rt. 94, south of Stronghurst in the Township of Stronghurst for a 911 cellular phone hang up. 4:55PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled child custody complaint which occurred in the Township of Oquawka. 5:54PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1650E in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Jose L. Yanez of Rock Island, IL, age: 25 for speeding. Yanez’s court date set. 6:27PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle along the roadway on CR1050N in the Township of Stronghurst. The deputy advised the subject is homeless. 8:29PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1300N in the Township of Gladstone issued a citation to Philip J. Shelly of Galesburg, IL, age: 18 for speeding. Shelly’s court date set.

08/20/2015, Thursday 5:06AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to handle a public complaint in the Village of Oquawka. 12:34PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a public complaint in the Township of Oquawka. 2:03PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the area of US Rt. 34 at IL Rt. 94 in the Township of Biggsville for a 911 cellular phone and can hear only voices.  The deputy went to the location and did not find any emergency. 2:15PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy arrested Edward R. Williams of Gladstone for a Stark County Warrant at the Henderson County Court House in the Village of Oquawka. Williams was processed and then posted bond, court date set in Stark County. 3:00PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a child custody issue in the Township of Oquawka. 4:30PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a residence in the Village of Biggsville for a missing juvenile complaint. Later on in the evening the juvenile was located. 7:23PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to US Rt. 34 at Randall’s curve in the Township of Gladstone for a motorist report of a semi, tractor trailer blowing a tire.

08/21/2015, Friday 7:01AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy checked on an abandoned vehicle on CR1050N, west of IL Rt. 94 Stronghurst . The vehicle was well off of the roadway and was no hazard to other traffic. 11:25AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy took information reporting a IRS scam call which happened to a resident of the Township of Bald Bluff.  4:30PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a residence in the Village of Stronghurst to handle a family dispute. 9:02PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to handle a motor vehicle accident, car vs. deer on CR700E in the Township of Carman. 10:30PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy assisted a tow company with traffic control on CR1050N in the Township of Stronghurst.

08/22/2015, Saturday 12:43AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at IL Rt. 94 in Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Bridget S. Dunlay of Fort Madison, IA, age: 32 for speeding 85/55mph zone. Dunlay’s court date, 09/23/2015 at 10:00AM. 1:22AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Maria E. Ayala-Moralls of Monmouth, IL, age: 25 for speeding 75/55mph zone. Ayala-Moralls’ court date, 09/23/2015 at 10:00AM. 2:06AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR1700E in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Derrick W. Webster of Chicago, IL, age: 55 for speeding 77/55mph zone. Webster’s court date, 09/23/2015 at 10:0AM. 3:49AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a bar in the Village of Gulfport for a motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred on private property, no report needed. 10:28AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a public service call at the Henderson County Sheriff's Office in the Village of Oquawka. 12:55PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to assist the Oquawka Ambulance Service with a medical call at Big River State Park in the Township of Bald Bluff. 1:22PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Dispatch received a citizen’s complaint in the Township of Oquawka. 5:00PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy assisted the Dallas City-Lomax Police Department with a criminal damage to property complaint in the Village of Dallas City.  7:19PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a residence in the Township of Oquawka to investigate a Criminal Damage to Property complaint. 9:18PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the baseball park in the Village of Biggsville for a public complaint. 9:22PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a business in the Village of Stronghurst for a citizen’s complaint of juveniles being unruly. The deputy located the juveniles and took care of the problem. 11:36PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 in the Township of Biggsville issued a citation to Jermin Stange of Norwalk, CA, age: 30 for speeding 75/55mph zone. Stange’s court date, 09/23/2015 at 10AM.

08/23/2015, Sunday 12:04AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling on US Rt. 34 at CR700E in the Township of Gladstone issued a citation to Christine A. Larson of Fort Madison, IA, age: 50 for speeding 70/55mph zone. Larson’s court date, 09/23/2015 at 10:00AM. 1:20AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of cattle out on the roadway, CR1750N in the Township of Gladstone. The owner of the cattle was notified and they came to the scene. 8:41AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a report of cattle out on the roadway, CR1750N in the Township of Gladstone. The owner of the cattle was notified and they came to the scene. 9:50AM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy handled a public complaint of an abandoned vehicle parked at a business in the Village of Lomax. 3:32PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a residence in the Township of Lomax and handled a Criminal Damage to Property. 3:36PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies responded a residence in the Township of Biggsville for a citizen’s complaint of a suspicious subjects last seen heading towards US Rt. 34 from CR2000E. 4:06PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to CR700E in the Township of Lomax for a Criminal Trespass to Land complaint. 7:32PM, Henderson County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Lock and Dam 18 in the Township of Gladstone for a Domestic Dispute. The deputies arrested Clyde D. Siegfried of Oquawka, IL, age: 18 for Domestic Battery. Siegfried was processed and then placed into jail on a no bond charge

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Henderson County Sheriff Department
P.O. Box 228 - Oquawka, IL 61469
(309) 867-4291 or 888-867-1101
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