Theft From Annawan Banking Center Being Investigated

Annawan police are investigating a theft from the Annawan Banking Center of Peoples National Bank at 111 N. Canal St. in Annawan. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police are assisting the Annawan Police Department with the investigation.

The theft was discovered in the early morning hours of Monday August 13, 2012. It appeared that a hole was cut through an exterior wall of the bank to gain access to a small safe. The contents of the safe have yet to be determined.

This crime follows closely after the June 26 theft of an ATM machine from the Shell Express at 306 N. Canal St. in Annawan. That crime remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information about either crime is asked to call Henry County Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and if your tip leads to a felony arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward.

ATM Stolen From Annawan Convenience Store

Annawan Police need your help in solving the theft of an ATM from an Annawan convenience store early Tuesday morning.

Annawan Police, along with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police, responded to a call at the Shell Express, 306 N. Canal St. at about 1:40 AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Entry had been forced through the front doors of the store and the ATM, which was near the front doors, was was dragged out of the building. It appeared that an ATV was used to smash the doors.

Annawan Police are asking for anyone with information about this crime, or any other recent ATM thefts in the area, to call Annawan police at 309-935-6250 or the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 309-937-3911. If you wish to remain anonymous you can 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.

Kewanee Police Investigate Stabbing

Kewanee Police are investigating an incident that occurred in the 100 Blk of East Third St. at around 1:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2011.

Kewanee Police initially received a report of a disturbance with multiple subjects in the 100 Blk. of East Third Street. Before officers arrived on the scene the disturbance had escalated and two victims had received stab wounds.

Both victims were taken to Kewanee Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Witnesses reported that the suspects had fled the area on foot.

The suspects were described as Hispanic males, and police have one in custody. Roberto C. Guerrero, 28, of McAllen, Texas is in the Henry County Jail on charges of Aggravated Battery.

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.

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.

Hit and Run Driver Injures Local Youth

Authorities need your help in locating the driver of a vehicle that left the scene of an accident on the afternoon of Friday, August 19, 2011 in Kewanee, IL.

According to Kewanee Police, a tan or brownish colored car struck an 11-year old boy riding a bicycle in the 500 block of E. 1st St. in Kewanee at around 3:00 PM on Friday. The vehicle then turned down an alley and left the area. The victim had to be transported by helicopter ambulance to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after suffering head injuries as a result of the accident.

Kewanee Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this accident, or who has any information about this crime, 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.

Local Burglaries Being Investigated

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four daytime burglaries that began at mid-day on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Three of the locations burglarized were north of Annawan on Baker School Road and one was north of Cambridge on Liken Road.

Investigators believe all four crimes are related.

Forcible entry was found in each case, with damage done inside the homes and items taken.

Anyone who may have information on the person or persons responsible for these crimes, or who may have any other information related to these crimes, is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Henry County at 1-800-227-2324. Your call is anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Local Authorities Need Your Help Against Burglaries

Several burglaries have been reported recently in rural Henry County, some during daytime hours. Typical items are being taken, such as electronics, but also in at least one incident several guns were taken. There are no suspects, and authorities need your help to solve these crimes. If you see anything suspicious, either on your property or that of a neighbor, please call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. If you have seen something suspicious, but it is not currently in progress, call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 309-937-3911. Be observant, but don’t confront anyone suspicious if at all possible.

Residents are reminded that many tricks are used by burglars in order to have the best chance of success. Crime Stoppers recommends that you do not open your door for any stranger. If someone claims to need help, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. If someone claims to be selling something, ask for their name and who they represent and tell them to leave their information outside your door. Be observant, and try to get descriptions of any persons or vehicles that are involved, and a direction of travel if they leave. If they don’t leave, call 9-1-1 to report what is happening. Don’t let anyone at your door talk you into doing otherwise.

Anyone who may have information on the person or persons responsible for these crimes, or who may have any other information related to these crimes, is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Henry County at 1-800-227-2324. Your call is anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.