Police News 10-30-14

Domestic Disturbance Ends In Arrest

(Canton, IL) -- A Canton man is facing charges after Canton police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in progress earlier this week. Police say they responded to an address on East Burch Street Monday afternoon at just after 3. The incident was witnessed by several employees of Triumph Bank as well as a motorist. They told authorities that they observed a male and a female in a physical altercation at the residence. The male was identified as 30-year old Cody E. Zoiti. The incident allegedly occurred as a result of money. The victim, a 29-year old Canton female, was allegedly trying to leave the address with a backpack that had money it it. Zoiti allegedly knocked the victim onto the ground, causing redness in the shoulder area where the backpack was located. Zoiti was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department where he was processed on a domestic disturbance charge. He was later taken to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown.

Peoria Woman Arrested On Active Warrant

(Canton, IL) -- A Peoria woman was arrested over the weekend for an active warrant following a traffic stop in Canton. Canton police say they stopped a vehicle for tinted windows at the intersection of South 5th Avenue and East Oak Street Saturday morning at just before 12:30. A backseat passenger in the vehicle was identified as 27-year old Aftine S. Linear. She was wanted on a 2014 Peoria County Warrant, failure to appear DUI. She was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department where she was processed for the warrant. Aftine posted $500 cash bond and a $20 processing fee before being released. She was given a December Peoria County Circuit Court date in Peoria.

Police Respond To Disturbance At Bar, Make Arest

(Canton, IL) -- A Canton woman was arrested on a valid Warrant at a downtown Canton Tavern last week. Canton police say they responded to Jack's Bar at 144 East Elm Street Friday night at just after 10:45 on the report of two females yelling at each other. Upon arrival, one of the females was identified as 28-year old Jessica M. Vandyke. An investigation found that Vandyke was wanted on a 2014 Fulton County Warrant for an ordinance violation failure to appear disorderly conduct. She was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department where she was processed for the warrant. Vandyke posted a $200 cash bond and a $20 processing fee before being released with a November Fulton County Court date in Lewistown.

Woman Sentenced To Ten Years For Drug-Induced Homicide

(Logan County, IL) -- A Logan County woman has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Brook Maaks was convicted of charges connected to a drug-induced murder case. Prosecutors say she gave a syringe of heroin to Courtney Reves in 2013. Reves overdosed on the drugs and Maaks was arrested.

Woman Pleads Guilty To Putting Bomb In Mailbox

(Urbana, IL) -- A Central Illinois woman who pleaded guilty to placing a pipe bomb in a mailbox will be sentenced in January. Linda Sue Curtis appeared in federal court in Urbana Tuesday to confess to a charge of conspiracy to possess a destructive device. Prosecutors say she conspired with Lloyd Lockwood to use a pipe bomb, which was put in a Decatur mailbox in March 2011. Lockwood was found guilty in August 2013, and was handed a ten-year sentence.

Detectives Are Looking For Cop Impersonator

(Woodlawn, IL) -- Jefferson County police are looking for a man who is posing as a cop. The suspect made an illegal traffic stop Tuesday night in Woodlawn. The driver that was pulled over said the fake policeman was wearing a t-shirt and jeans. In Illinois, impersonating a police officer is a class four felony, which calls for up to three years in prison.

Police Refuse To Turn Over Arrest Records

(Elgin, IL) -- Police in Carpentersville are refusing to turn over their records relating to a traffic stop, even though that's a violation of the state's Freedom of Information Act. Cops pulled Joshua Paul over back on August 17th and took him to an Elgin hospital, where he died less than 24-hours later. The "Daily Herald" newspaper asked the police department to turn over the arrest report and video of the traffic stop and when they refused, the paper took its case to Attorney General Lisa Madigan. She's ordered police to turn the information over, but they have yet to comply with the order. They say releasing the documents would hinder the investigation but Madigan has ruled otherwise.