Authorities Investigating Stolen German Shepherd

Henry County authorities are investigating the disappearance of a German Shepherd from its owner’s residence near Alpha, IL on September 26, 2011. The German Shepherd, named Hex, disappeared as his owner was carrying out the weekly trash at his residence. The owner reported seeing a white full-size van leaving the area at the time of the disappearance.

Hex is described as a friendly, seven year old German Shepherd male with a metal collar and an ID tattoed inside his left ear and is also micro-chipped. He has won many awards both locally and nationally.

Authorities are asking anyone who has any information about this crime to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 309-937-3911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Beware of Traffic Light Scam

Your phone rings and when you answer it the caller claims to be a police officer from a nearby community who is calling to inform you that you have an overdue traffic fine from a stop light camera. The “officer” demands that you pay the fine now, over the phone, or face jail time. Do not give the caller any information, as this is a complete scam and is being used across the country to not only steal money but complete identities as well.

We can’t say this enough: Never, ever provide personal or financial information over the phone, by e-mail, text, or mail when a stranger asks for this information.

For a more detailed look at the Traffic Light scam, check out this story on Yahoo:

Traffic light camera scam steals your identity

Burglary at Local Shool Being Investigated

Kewanee Police are investigating a burglary to the Belle Alexander Elementary School at 1401 Lake St. The burglary is believed to have occurred during the overnight hours of Monday, Sept. 19 into Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The school has not yet determined what was taken and staff are reviewing inventory and security camera recordings. Entry was made by breaking a window on the south side of the school.

Kewanee Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything that may assist in the investigation to call the Kewanee Police Department at (309) 853-1911 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Hit and Run Accident Results in Fatality

UPDATE – ARREST MADE

Deondray M. Dearing, 23, of Toulon, was arrested by Kewanee Police on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 on charges related to the hit and run accident that took the life o f 40 year old Albino DaSilva of Kewanee. Dearing has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury or fatal accident and was taken to the Henry County Jail. According to police, the case remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL POST

Kewanee police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in the 300 block of Tenney St. at approximately 10:40 PM on Friday, September 16, 2011, where a car had struck a bicycle. The accident resulted in the death of the cyclist, 40 year old Albino M. DaSilva of Kewanee.

The car fled the scene of the accident and was last seen travelling south in the 400 block of Tenney St. Police describe the car as a Techno Gray metallic color 2008 or 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. It may have visible damage on the front passenger side. Witnesses stated the driver left the scene without stopping.

Kewanee Police are seeking your help in identifying the driver and in locating the car involved in this fatal accident.

Police are asking that anyone who can identify the driver, or who has any information about the vehicle, to call the Kewanee Police Department at 309-853-1911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.