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Police News 12-02-14

Domestic Battery Charges Filed Against Canton Man (Canton, IL) -- A Canton man is facing charges after a Canton police officer observed the man shove a woman onto the ground last week. The police report revealed the officer watched as 30 year old Ryan A. Vogel shoved the victim, a 26-year old Canton female to the roadway. The officer then stopped to help. The incident occurred at the intersection of 11th Avenue and East Ash Street Thursday morning at just after 2. Vogel was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department where was processed on a charge of domestic battery. he was then taken to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown. Canton Man Facing Drug Charges (Canton, IL) -- A Canton man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop that took place last week. Police say they made the stop Friday night at just before 6 near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Pine Street after observing the vehicle only had one working tail light. During their investigation, police identified the driver as 20-year old Kyle R. Shawgo. He was found to be in possession of a plastic baggy that contained under 2.5 grams of marijuana and also a hitter pipe used to smoke pot. Shawgo was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department to be processed on charges of possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted a $150 cash bond and a $20 processing fee. Shawgo was then let go after he was given a January Fulton County Court date in Lewistown. Disturbance At Canton Tavern Results In Canton Woman’s Arrest (Canton, IL) -- A Canton woman has been arrested after an incident that occurred at a downtown Canton tavern. Police say they were dispatched to Jack's Bar located at 144 East Elm Street in Canton on the report of a fight in progress between two females Sunday morning at about 12:30. The victim, a 31-year old St. David woman told police that she had been in the rest room at the tavern when a female was banging on the outside of the door. She told police that when she exited the rest room, 44-year old Christina L. Barclay allegedly started hitting her. The victim told police that her cell phone was in her pocket and that it was damaged during the incident. Barclay was arrested and taken to the Canton Police Department where she was processed on a charge of criminal damage to property over $300. She was later taken to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown. Peoria Man Facing Charges After Standoff With Police (Peoria, IL) -- Police have identified the 54-year-old Peoria man who held police at bay for several hours Sunday. Police say Maxwell Babcock is under guard at a local hospital and will be arrested for domestic battery after Sunday's standoff in the East Bluff neighborhood that began with an altercation with police. Police eventually convinced Babcock to surrender after about seven hours. Babcock has been arrested more than 50 times since 1987 on a wide variety of charges. Washington Woman Dies In Morton 2-vehicle Roll Over Accident (Morton, IL) -- A Washington woman died over the weekend, the result of a weekend accident in Morton. Authorities in Tazewell County say that 67-year old Linda Klein died in the accident that occurred Saturday night at about 5 at the intersection of Washington Road and Harding Road. Tazewell County Sheriff's deputies say that Klein and a passenger were on their way to Pekin to visit family at the time of the roll-over accident. The passenger, 49-year old David Shea was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the accident and later released. The driver of the second vehicle, 31-year old Cari Silver of Washington was cited for disobeying a traffic control device and for driving too fast for conditions. Trial To Start In Animal Abuse Case (Pekin, IL) -- A man accused of stomping a puppy to death is headed to trial. Stephen Coker allegedly killed the dog during a violent outburst at a home in Delavan, back in May. He'd just wrapped up a five-year-prison stint for domestic battery and arson when the incident occurred and was staying with old friends. Coker never explained why he killed the dog but he told his friends he wanted to "go home" just before the attack. His friends believed he was referring to the prison as his home. If Coker is found guilty for animal abuse, he could serve another three years behind bars. His trial starts today.

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