Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has received six to eight reports of vandalism to county mailboxes. Sheriff Gregg Morton said mailboxes were knocked down with possibly a baseball bat and/or by vehicles. He said the vandalism was discovered Jan. 1. In some locations, multiple mailboxes are grouped, so the sheriff did not have an exact count. Vandalism has been reported to mailboxes on Osage Avenue between Highway 34 and Glasgow Road and on old Glasgow Road and New Glasgow Road.
Sheriff deputies responded to an accident at 2:26 a.m. today near Wintergreen Avenue and 250th Street. Anthony Williams II, 22, of Chicago, was driving with three passengers, Charles Miller Jr., 40, of Wayland, Kerry Miller, 21, and Michael Woodruff, 20. Williams said they left Fairfield to return to Wayland and GPS sent them south on Glasgow Road. He lost control, went into a ditch and rolled. The car came to rest on the driver’s side. One male passenger had a cut and was bleeding from the face. Woodruff was taken by ambulance to Jefferson County Health Center. The remaining people got a ride from friends. Williams was cited for failure to maintain control and no insurance.
Sheriff deputies responded to a car in the ditch called in at 7:26 a.m. Monday in Lockridge. Caller had passed car in the ditch, said it looked like it could have been there awhile, car door was open but didn’t see anyone around. Sheriff’s office called Dick’s towing, who had already been called by car owner. Brock C. Minehart said he was driving a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro south on Vetch Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, swerved to avoid a deer in the road, vehicle ran off road to the left, crossed a farm driveway, entered the ditch on the opposite side of the drive. The vehicle sustained disabling damage.