Police News 12-03-14
(Canton, IL) -- A Farmington man is facing charges for allegedly violating an order of protection against him. Canton police say they received a complaint from the victim, a 22-year old Canton female that 46-year old Michael A. Rife had violated the order of protection she had against him. Rife is accused of calling the residence that the victim was at in the 800 block of South 1st Avenue in Canton Monday night at about 6:30 and had also driven by several times before stopping in front of the driveway. Police say they spoke with Rife after located him in front of the residence. He was taken to the Canton Police Department where he was processed on a charge of violating an order of protection. He was later taken to the Fulton County Jail.
Four Charged For Breaking Into Vehicles In Canton
(Canton, IL) -- Four people are facing charges for allegedly breaking into several cars earlier this week. Canton police say they were dispatched to the 200 block of West Spruce Street in Canton. Two 16-year old Canton males, a 17-year old Canton female and 19-year old Larry N. Weller were all arrested Monday morning at about 12 midnight on charges of burglary to a motor vehicle. The two 16-year old Canton males were cited for a curfew violation and for possession of tobacco products. The 17-year old was cited for a curfew violation. All four who were arrested were taken to the Canton Police Department to be processed. The three teens were given juvenile intake referrals and were transported to the Mary Davis Home in Galesburg. Weller was later taken to the Fulton County Jail in Lewistown. The investigation into the motor vehicle break ins is continuing.
Peoria Police Investigating Homicide
(Peoria, IL) -- Authorities in Peoria say that a man was shot and killed Tuesday night in Peoria. Police say the shooting happened in the 1100 block of North East Perry at about 10 last night. Officers from the Peoria Police Department responded to the scene on the report of multiple shots being fired. Upon arrival they located an unresponsive man. He was later pronounced dead. Police say they do not have any suspects in the shooting, which continues to be investigated.
Central Illinois Man Gets 19 Years For Shooting
(Peoria, IL) -- A Peoria man who was found guilty of shooting a woman at a house party last April has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Adrian Jackson will have to serve at least 85 percent of his prison term. Prosecutors say he got into an argument at the party, and was being brought out of the house with shots fired. Shortly after, an officer found Shalonna Robinson leaning against a door with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest. Jackson's account was that people at the house were trying to stick him up. But prosecutors say everyone but Jackson stayed at the scene of the shooting, which they say was proof of his guilt.
Fake Cops Are Sought After Peoria Home Invasion
(Peoria, IL) -- Peoria Police are still looking for men posing as cops who invaded a home over the weekend. Cops say four men dressed like officers approached a homeowner on Wardcliff Drive on Saturday night and said they had to check the house. The suspects then became violent and threatened to harm the property owner before making off with several items from the home.