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Police/Fire Reports

Bureau County Sheriff

Deer accidents

Anthony L. Galassi, 35, of Wyanet was traveling at 4:34 a.m. May 2 on 900 East Street, one-fourth mile north of 1300 North Avenue in Concord Township, when his vehicle hit a deer.

Joely A. Giuliani, 44, of Sheffield was traveling at 10:27 p.m. May 2 on Interstate 180, one-half mile south of Route 26 in Arispie Township, when her vehicle a deer.

Melissa M. Jackson, 36, of Walnut was traveling at 9:33 p.m. May 3 on Route 92, at the intersection with 1175 East Street in Walnut Township, when her vehicle hit a deer.

Ashley K. Barnett, 29, of Buda was traveling at 9:02 p.m. May 5 on Route 40, one-fourth mile south of 3000 North Avenue in Greenville Township, when her vehicle hit a deer.

Victoria A. Bennett, 63, of Neponset was traveling at 12:21 a.m. May 8 on Route 34, 100 feet west of 300 East Street in Neponset Township, when her vehicle hit a deer.


James D. Mercer, 22, of Kewanee was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 6:29 a.m. May 5 on the Kentville Road, one-fourth mile east of 200 East Street in Neponset Township.

Vehicles driven by Shad D. Hansen, 36, of Ohio, IL., and Gary E. Elmendorf, 72, of Prophetstown were involved in a crash at 7:52 a.m. May 6 on Route 92, one-fourth mile west of 1250 East Street in Walnut Township.

Aggravated battery

A 13-year-old boy was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal damage to government supported property at 11 a.m. May 5 in Manlius.

Domestic battery

Brian K. Shores, 45, of Neponset was charged with domestic battery at 9:58 p.m. May 7 in Neponset.

Illegal transportation

Jared L. Coppejans, 30, of Hillsdale was charged with illegal transportation of alcohol liquor as a passenger at 10:10 p.m. May 3 in Manlius.


Jorge V. Garcia, 33, of Kewanee was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at 11:05 p.m. May 3 on Interstate 80, eastbound by Mile Marker 43.

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