Harrisburg Police Blotter – April 22-28

HARRISBURG – The following is the Harrisburg Police Blotter for April 22-28, 2019. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Robert P. Henderson – Driving while License Revoked Jarrod K. Vandyke – Driving while License Suspended Belinda M. Biggerstaff – Driving while License Suspended Skyler J. Robinson – Retail Theft

Mt. Vernon Girl Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Stolen Gun

MT. VERNON – A 16-year-old Mt. Vernon girl is in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility after she was arrested Tuesday for allegedly being in possession of a firearm. According to Mt. Vernon Police, around 3:25 Tuesday afternoon, dispatchers received a report of a vehicle traveling in the area of 19th and Casey with a

Changes Announces for Saluki Express Bus Service

CARBONDALE – The Saluki Express is discussing upcoming changes that will see the bus service become both safer and more punctual. Starting this summer, the buses will come to a complete stop at each designated stop rather than just making a soft stop if no rider is waiting. Tena Bennett, Director of the Student Center

Juvenile Leads Police on Chase in Stolen Vehicle in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A juvenile is detained at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center – charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle and reckless driving – after allegedly stealing a vehicle over the weekend and leading Carbondale Police on a chase in it early Tuesday morning. Carbondale Police investigated a vehicle theft

Carmi Woman Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

CARMI – A Carmi woman faces drug charges after being stopped by Carmi Police on Smith Street Monday morning. Police say 34-year-old Amanda M. Mercer was stopped after an officer viewed her driving and knew she had a suspended driver’s license. Mercer was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of property and possession

Lane Closure Starts Monday on I-57 at Dix Exit

DIX – If you plan to travel on northbound I-57 Monday, there’s going to be a lane closure at Exit 103 at Dix that will last through Tuesday. According to IDOT, the lane reduction is necessary so maintenance crews can repair the structure carrying I-57 over Dix-Irving Road. The entrance ramp from the Dix-Irving Road

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – May 1

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-six-year-old Emma George of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday on an in-state warrant. Forty-six-year-old Christopher Schultz of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle etc. Twenty-five-year-old Brittany Henry of Mt. Vernon was arrested

McLeansboro Man Faces Drug Charges in Carmi

MCLEANSBORO – A McLeansboro man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop in Carmi late Sunday night. Carmi Police say 41-year-old Brian Zoph was pulled over after an officer ran his registration and driver’s license information and found out Zoph’s license was suspended and  he was the only person the truck was registered to.