A man reported to police at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday his detached garage was on fire. The incident took place in the 400 block of South 19th Street. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
John C. Benjamin, 25, of Dix, was arrested at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of driving on a suspended license.
n Zachary M. Buchman, 36, of the 16500 block of North Illinois Highway 37, was arrested at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of retail theft.
A subject reported to police at 8:14 a.m. Tuesday a window screen on a sun porch was ripped open in the 19400 block of East Illinois Highway 15 in Bluford.
n A female caller told police at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday about a trespassing incident at her residence in the Rolling Meadows subdivision. When the woman left home in the morning, two of her dogs were inside separate kennels in the house and one dog was roaming outside the residence behind a privacy fence. When she got home, however, the outside dog was missing, the two dogs inside were now in the same kennel, and there was a large amount of blood in the bathroom. Police responded and the outside dog was found injured in the house. Authorities believe someone broke in and used a baseball bat on the dog. The perpetrator may have been bitten as well.
A report was made at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday about a theft of services that occurred in the 14700 block of North County Farm Lane.