GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH 2012
A spike in criminal arrests in March has broken a down-trend for the year, according to the Greenville Police Department’s activity report. Overall, the report shows crime against other persons has been down in 2012, compared to 2011, but 31 criminal arrests in March reversed that trend and there are currently 41 criminal arrests for this year.
Traffic violations are up in the categories of uninsured motorist, license violations, and speeding. Traffic violations total 97 in 2012, compared to 79 in 2011.
EARLY WARM WEATHER MEANS EARLIER BAT ACTIVITY
With temperatures already in the 70s and 80s in Illinois, bats are becoming active, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing. Bats are the primary carrier of rabies in Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health has already had one bat test positive for rabies and two people are undergoing treatment after coming into contact with that rabid bat. You may help prevent the spread of rabies by being a responsible pet owner. Keep all vaccinations up to date. Seek immediate veterinary assistance if your pet is bitten by a wild animal or exposed to a bat. Do not handle, feed, or intentionally attract wild animals, never adopt wild animals, and call the animal control agency about removing stray animals in your neighborhood. For more information about bats and rabies, check the IDPH website.
Bernadine E. Schulte
Bernadine E. Schulte, age 81, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, April 10 at Breese Caring First Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. or Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice, the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, or to Saint Paul Catholic Church.
Lucille M. Lewis
Lucille M. Lewis, age 84, of Trenton, passed away Monday, April 9 at her home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at noon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. The Trenton VFW Auxiliary will have services Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.
Oren E. “Scott” Gooden
Oren E. “Scott” Gooden, age 68, of Mattoon, passed away Monday, April 9 at his home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Mattoon. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Beckemeyer. Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of the arrangements.
Edith L. Sanders
Edith L. Sanders, age 85, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, April 11 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements for 85 year-old Edith L. Sanders are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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