Crimes and Accidents

Crimes and Accident Reports

Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run incident

The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a hit-and-run accident that occurred at approximately 9:44 […]

Arrest made after gunshots heard in Palmyra

Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl reported that deputies from his department responded to Fairview Farm Road north […]

Accident injures two

Unit 7 first responders, Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service and the ARCH 2 ambulance helicopter responded to a […]

Animal cruelty charge

Frank D. Ashmore Jr., 22, of Benld has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruel treatment […]

Burglary at Staunton Country Club

Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl has reported that the sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 10:40 […]

Facing seven counts of forgery

Wayne E. Lomelino, 36, of Virden is facing seven felony counts of forgery and one felony theft […]

Local groups tackle heroin problem head-on

This is the fifth and final installment of our series on the heroin/opioid problem in Macoupin County.  […]

Garn charged following stabbing in Benld

Randy L. Garn, 26, whose legal address is in St. Louis, Mo., but lives in Benld, is […]

Arrest made in burglary incident

Jacob D. Burke, 29, of Carlinville has been charged with residential burglary in connection with a June […]

Macoupin County has slight decrease in unemployment

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced  that Illinois’ non-farm payroll employment lost 16,300 jobs and […]