Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday at Highway 34/163 and Filbert Avenue. Dale Ray Dolberg of Packwood, driving a 2012 Ford Escape, was pulling onto Highway 34 from the crossover at Filbert Avenue to travel west. Dolberg stated he looked right, (east), saw an approaching vehicle he thought was traveling in the right-hand lane, pulled out to highway and was struck by the vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Patrick James Shipley of Hedrick, traveling in the left lane. Shipely said he tried to avoid the Ford. Dolberg was cited for failure to yield on a through highway. The Ford Escape had an estimated $1,000 in damages; the Chevrolet Impala had an estimated $1,500 in damages. A state report was filed.
The sheriff received a report at 1:57 p.m. Tuesday about theft from a farm building in Batavia. The theft occurred sometime between 1 p.m. Oct. 7 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Items stolen included: a three-spade yellow tree spade that mounts on a Bobcat, valued at $2,500; two-bottom plow for 8N Ford tractor/three-point hitch, valued at $400; miscellaneous 8N Ford tractor parts, including a starter, valued at $100; hydraulic loader for 8N Ford tractor, valued at $150; two rear fenders for 8N Ford tractor, valued at $150.
Jaymi Lee Johnson, 32, of Lockridge, was arrested at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday in Lockridge and charged with third-degree criminal mischief.
A vehicle/deer accident was reported at 7:07 p.m. Monday at mile marker 215.65 on Highway 34. A 2012 Dodge Ram 1500ST hit a deer in the road, causing an estimated $4,000 in damages to the Dodge, which was rendered not drivable.
Jonathon Wesley Lee, 20, of Mt. Pleasant, was arrested at 5:12 p.m. Saturday in Lockridge on a warrant for third-degree sexual abuse, non-force statutory rape.