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Police/Fire Reports

Bureau County Sheriff


Following an accident, Rodney W. Pinter, 65, of Malden was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident in the 100 block of North Main Street in Arlington at 3:09 p.m. June 8.

A vehicle driven by Allan H. Swanson, 47, of Echo, Minn., was involved in an accident on 245 North Avenue near 1525 East Street, Bradford, at 3:01 p.m. June 13.

A vehicle driven by Kendell Fisher, 24, of Peoria was involved in an accident on Route 29 near Kentville Road in Tiskilwa at 2:42 a.m. June 14. Fisher was charged with disobeying a traffic control device.

A two-vehicle accident involving Francis J. Sodac, 63, of Tonica and Todd K. Pearson, 55, of Tonica occurred on Route 6 near Park Avenue West in Prince­ton at 2:48 p.m. June 14.

A vehicle driven by Austin J. Bassetti, 22, of Spring Valley was involved in an accident on Route 89 near Cherry at 4:41 a.m. June 20.

Deer accidents

A vehicle driven by Tessa J. Kepner, 42, of Manlius struck a deer on Wyanet-­Walnut Road near 1745 North Avenue near Wyanet at 4:44 a.m. June 11.

A vehicle driven by Zachary C. Roadhouse, 29, of Ohio struck a deer on 1900 East Street near Route 92, west of Ohio, at 5:06 a.m. June 18.


Angela M. Heuer, 51, of Ohio was charged with theft of $500 or less in the 200 block of West Railroad Street in Ohio at 9:47 p.m. June 9.

Warrant arrests

Danial Byrd, 46, homeless was arrested in the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office at 12:46 a.m. June 10 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Lynette J. Graves, 40, of Spring Valley was arrested in the 1100 block of East Peru Street in Princeton at 3:03 p.m. June 18 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Traffic stops

Jeromy R. Miller, 35, of Dixon was charged with speeding on Route 6 near 800 East Street at 3:40 p.m. June 13.

Jessica J. Scudder, 26, of Peru was charged with speeding on Plank Road near Leone’s Polaris at 5:42 p.m. June 12.

Sara A. Smith, 28, of Wyanet was charged with speeding on Backbone Road near 2300 North Avenue, southeast of New Bedford, at 3:45 p.m. June 18.

Joshua Gonzalez, 29, of Chillicothe was charged with speeding on Route 40 near 1000 North Avenue, south of Buda, at 4:26 p.m. June 19.


Michelle L. Joniak, 32, of Buda was charged with battery in Bureau County Sheriff’s Office at 5:34 p.m. June 15.

Domestic battery

Burton C. Mayers, 54, of Ladd was charged with domestic battery in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue in Ladd at 5:36 p.m. June 16.

Roger E. Hochstetler, 39, of LaMoille was charged with domestic battery in the 300 block of West High Street in LaMoille at 6:24 p.m. June 16.

Violation of order of protection

Kevin C. Frank, 39, of Wyanet was charged with violating an order of protection in the 1900 block of 1100 East Street in Wyanet at 8:49 a.m. June 19.

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