FROM YESTERDAY'S POLICE BLOTTER
Greenville Police are investigating the report of a stolen bicycle and another report of identity theft and a purse stolen at McDonalds.
The Sheriff's Department handled a car deer accident around 6:30 Monday night on Pocahontas Road at White Oak Road, no injuries in that accident, and the deputy issued 17 speeding tickets on I-70 Monday night. Greenville firefighters responded to Burritt Hall on the Greenville College campus early this morning to what turned out to be a bad smoke detector.
WET WEATHER LEAVES A MAN STRANDED
This was not typical weather for December. Bond County received a lot of rain this past weekend, with totals reaching over 2 inches. With all the rain and severe weather on Saturday, a tornado watch was issued for most of the Metro East including St. Clair, Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties. A possible tornado was reported in northeastern Missouri. Severe thunderstorms brought up to 2 inches of rain with wind gusts up to 60 mph. Minor wind damage was reported and road flooding caused some area residents problems.
The high water on Saturday resulted in a water rescue by Greenville Firefighters Sunday afternoon. According to Bond County Sheriff's Department, 84 year-old Eldon W. Smith, of Greenville, found himself in his truck in chest high water as he attempted to drive south on Hazel Dell Road just north of Route 140. According to Officer Brooks, of the Greenville Police Department, someone spotted Smith in the water and called police. Smith was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.
GREENVILLE SQUAD CAR INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT
On December 23rd just before 2 in the afternoon, a Greenville Police Officer was invovled in a non-injury accident. The officer was driving southbound on IL Route 40 when, due to the icy road conditions, the officer lost control of the 2004 Crown Victoria. The squad car then slid off the road and into a ditch causing over $500 in damages. The squad car may be a total loss however, and the Greenville Police Department is currently seeking repair estimates.