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Police & Sheriff

Sep 26, 2017


Denise Kae Radtke, 40, of Eldon, and Jeffrey James Deornellas, 52, of Fairfield, were involved in a traffic accident at 5:17 p.m. Sept. 15 on Osage Avenue. According to the sheriff’s report, Radtke was stopped at a stop sign on Osage Avenue headed south at the intersection with Glasgow Road. Radtke pulled in front of Deornellas’s vehicle, which struck the right side of her car. Both cars went off the road south and east of the intersection and into a telephone junction box owned by Windstream, causing $5,000 in damages. The accident report indicates Radtke was looking into the sun. Makayla Radtke, 15, of Eldon, Keegan Radtke, 12, of Eldon, and Michael Dugan, 45, of Eldon, were all transported to the Jefferson County Health Center. Both vehicles were totaled. Denise Radtke was cited for failure to yield and failure to provide proof of accident liability.



The Fairfield Police Department reported the following incidents were logged into dispatch:

Sept. 14

10:17 a.m. — A male subject was reported standing outside near Fourth Street and Briggs Avenue and yelling obscenities at a female subject. The male was wearing an orange or tan shirt. Police were unable to locate either person.

9:24 p.m. — Sashmere Lilliea Wright, 22, of Fairfield, was arrested and charged with violations of an order of protection.

11:07 p.m. — Police responded to a call in the 300 block of East Buchanan Avenue involving a juvenile. Upon arrive, police learned it was a family issue and that it had been resolved.


Sept. 15

9:26 a.m. — A traffic accident was reported outside Maharishi University of Management’s Argiro Student Center.

10:51 a.m. — A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 200 block of West Burlington Avenue in which damages exceeded $1,500.

2:13 p.m. — Police stopped a vehicle for making an illegal U-turn and driving the wrong way on a one-way street near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Court Street. The officer gave the driver a verbal warning.

3:02 p.m. — First National Bank reported receiving a counterfeit bill. Police seized the counterfeit bill.

3:44 p.m. — Tyler Watson, 25, of Lockridge, was arrested for 11 outstanding warrants.

7:18 p.m. — Police received a report of vehicles illegally parked along North Maple Street between Burlington and Broadway Avenues.

7-8 p.m. — Officers issues several verbal warnings for drivers with broken/no brake lights and no license plate light.

8:22 p.m. — Matthew Whitten, 24, of Kirksville, Missouri, was cited for an unsafe stop, no insurance and no valid driver’s license after he was involved in a collision at the intersection of Fourth Street and West Burlington Avenue.

10:30 p.m. — Benjamin Bauer, 36, of Davenport, was arrested for driving under suspension.


Sept. 16

1:32 a.m. — Officers issued a verbal warning to a vehicle with no license plate.


Sept. 17

12:09 a.m. — An officer observed an obviously intoxicated man in Subway. The officer spoke with the man outside the restaurant. He admitted to being hung over. His speech was slurred and showed poor balance. He told officers he was visiting friends a few blocks away. He was aware he was impaired, but wanted food to sober up. An officer walked with him to his friends’ residence in the 800 block of West Broadway Avenue and made contact with the occupants. They advised they would keep him at the residence.

6:23 p.m. — Richard Allison, 43, of Fairfield, was arrested for trespassing.


Sept. 18

1:58 a.m. — Officers found a person in Lamson Woods. They advised that the park was closed.

2:36 a.m. — A domestic disturbance was reported in the 400 block of West Hempstead Avenue.

2:36 a.m. — A person was given a verbal warning for not having a bike headlight.

2:56 p.m. — Walmart reported a theft.

6:27 p.m. — A subject told police her neighbor’s dog had gotten loose and was barking at her in the 1500 block of Woodside Circle. Police informed the neighbor of the complaint.

9:04 p.m. — A caller reported a gunshot. Police investigated and talked to a subject who said he saw fireworks going off near Logan Apartments.


Sept. 19

7:23 a.m. — Erin Sullivan, 25, of Fairfield, was arrested for domestic abuse assault (simple). Matthew Davis, 35, of Fairfield, was arrested for domestic abuse assault (aggravated). Both list an address in the 400 block of South 15th Street.

11:06 a.m. — An officer stopped a vehicle for passing in the bike lane at Second Street and Burlington Avenue. The driver received a verbal warning.

2-3 p.m. — Officers stopped several vehicles around town that did not have brake lights and gave them verbal warnings.

2:53 p.m. — Johnny Spencer Jr., 33, of Fairfield, was arrested for fifth-degree theft.

6:12 p.m. — Officers responded to a welfare check in the 300 block of South D Street. A subject said he had the right to yell at his kids when they needed disciplined.

6:44 p.m. — A subject in the 1500 block of Woodside Circle said a neighbor put a “no trespassing” sign on someone else’s fence. Officers said the property owner had a right to take the sign down and throw it away.

7:28 p.m. — A subject advised dirt bikes have been driving around Little Fawn and through the yards all afternoon. The bikes were gone when officers investigated. The officer informed dayshift to file charges against the subjects for disturbing the peace if they are apprehended.

11:05 p.m. — A truck driver pulled into Walmart and noticed two men in a Mercury Cougar in the dark but not in a stall. It seemed suspicious to him and he didn’t feel comfortable. Officers investigated and found a person sleeping inside the car. Everything was OK.



8:45 a.m. — An officer issued a verbal warning for failure to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Seventh Street and Jackson Avenue.

11:48 a.m. — A scam caller claiming to be an employee of Microsoft contacted a subject in the 400 block of Merrill Avenue. The subject did not release any private information to the caller.

12:44 p.m. — Officers made contact with a juvenile subject and grandmother. An officer spoke to the juvenile’s mother, who said the child was OK with the grandmother and not a threat to anyone.

4:13 p.m. — A disabled vehicle was towed away on Burlington near Walmart. Nobody was around at the time the vehicle was towed.

6:17 p.m. — A person in the 1000 block of West Stone Avenue reported a theft of a trailer valued at $1,800. They later recovered the trailer.

11:19 p.m. — A person in the 100 block of North Fourth Street advised of vandalism.



8:07 a.m. — Police responded to alarms at First National Bank. Employees were testing them.

8:21 a.m. — An officer stopped a vehicle and issued a verbal warning to the driver after they failed to obey a traffic light at Burlington Avenue and Second Street.

8:55 a.m. — Officers stopped a vehicle driving with no plates.

10:28 a.m. — A female subject requested an ambulance to take her to Jefferson County Health Center. She told officers her boyfriend assaulted her in Van Buren County earlier that day. She said the boyfriend punched her in the face near her ear, causing pain. They were arguing over whether she would leave him. The subject also told police that her boyfriend had choked her the week before. Officers did not notice any marks on her. Officers advised Van Buren County of the incident.

9:28 p.m. — A subject told officers the door to their apartment in the 50 block of East Lowe Avenue was tilted as if someone had kicked it. They told police nothing was stolen.

10:45 p.m. — A person living in the 400 block of South 14th Street said she heard a loud noise, and later discovered damage to her front door and door frame.



10:01 a.m. — A citizen advised of a theft in the 1800 block of South Main Street.

10:36 a.m. — David Roy White, 35, of Fairfield was cited for failure to transfer his title.

11:34 a.m. — A citizen advised of a theft at Walmart on Burlington Avenue.

4:23 p.m. — Rebecca Grubbs, 42, of Fairfield was arrested for fifth-degree theft.

4:23 p.m. — Lacee Mayes-Williams, 21, of Fairfield was arrested for fifth-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and for interference with official acts.

6:07 p.m. — AmericInn advised that a male subject with dark curly hair and a graying mustache refused to pay for his drinks from the prior night, and Monday night. He left in a black Honda and headed north on Highway 1 toward town around 10 minutes before the caller reported the incident.

6:29 p.m. — A citizen advised of vandalism in the 600 block of West Monroe Avenue. The citizen gave police a vague description of a possible subject.



4:52 p.m. — A citizen advised of suspicious activity at Dollar Tree on Burlington Avenue.

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