Haley updates at safety committee

Haley updates at safety committee

CARLINVILLE (Nov. 23, 2017) – During the Nov. 15 Public Safety Committee meeting, Carlinville Police Chief David Haley updated the committee on the major cases from over the previous week. First was of a man from California found buying credit card numbers off the internet on Friday, Nov. 10.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, the police department stopped a vehicle that was found to be stolen out of Springfield. All three occupants were arrested. A search revealed methamphetamine to be inside of the vehicle.

Haley also mentioned the arrest of Takoda Harbaugh in connection with the case of robbery and sexual assault against an elderly woman in Oct.

“It’s not safe to walk after dark then?” asked Vice-Chairman Elaine Brockmeier.

“No, I can’t say it’s not safe,” said Haley. “If anyone walks in town they should be aware of their surroundings and if it’s at night carry a flashlight with them. The whole sexual assault… there was no pattern there.”

Haley also gave the petty cash report, citing the charge of $52.91 as resulting from a mislabeled certified mail delivery to Indiana that had to be resent, and a lunch bill.

“I actually had her house number at 7439 when it should have been 7349,” said Haley of the mislabeled mail. “The post office wouldn’t take it the half block to get it there.”

Before closing, Mayor Deanna Demuzio announced that the lease for the Amtrak station had been received and signed. Demuzio hoped to have station open by the end of the week.