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Police/Fire Reports

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office

Deer accidents

At 1:33 p.m. on May 16, Larry R. Jamison, 78, of Beardstown struck a deer on Route 26 in Hennepin Township. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

At 9:23 p.m. on May 18, Rita J. Borri, 68, of McNabb struck a deer on Route 26 in Hennepin Township. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

At 8:55 p.m. on May 20, Jake G. Ruff, 31, of Peoria struck a deer on Route 18 in Magnolia Township. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

At 5:22 a.m. on May 22, John E. Rand, 68, of Streator struck a deer on Route 26 in Hennepin Township. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

At 11: 08 p.m. on June 4, Michael W. Taylor, 45, of Streator struck a deer on Route 71 in Granville Township. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

Single-vehicle crashes

At 7:30 a.m. on May 17, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 26 in Magnolia Township. A vehicle driven by Kyler T. Hanson, 23, of Henry went off the road and struck a tree. Hanson stated he fell asleep while driving. He was issued traffic citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance. He was transported to St. Margaret’s Hospital by Putnam County EMS. Henry Fire, Henry Police and the McNabb Fire Department assisted.

At 8:28 p.m. on May 19, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle crash on East Bottom Road in Granville Township. A vehicle driven by Gage G. Presthus, 18, of McNabb went off the road and struck a utility pole. Presthus and the passenger refused medical treatment, and no citations were issued.

Warrant arrests

At 6 p.m. on May 21, Donald E. Scott, 29, of Streator was picked up by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office on a LaSalle County failure-to-appear warrant for DUI. Scott posted bond and was released.

At 2:30 p.m. on May 29, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested Douglas L. Sampo, 32, of Arlington on a failure-to-appear warrant out of Bureau County.

Domestic battery

At 8 p.m. on June 1, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Corey B. Smythe, 43, of Putnam with domestic battery. Smythe is alleged to have struck a family member at their residence in Lake Thunderbird. He was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

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