McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Large Amount of Cocaine
7:43 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Traffic Stop Yields Drug Arrests

Deloris Darnell
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb police said they pulled over the driver of a car who seemed to be having trouble finding her way around the downtown area early Wednesday.

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Replace Defunct Dive Team
4:41 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Volunteers Organize Dive Rescue Team

Dive Rescue Team.
Credit Western Illinois Dive rescue Underwater Recovery Team

A new group is looking to provide what it feels is a much-needed service in McDonough County.

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Family Arrested
10:09 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Bushnell Meth Mother Sentenced

Brenda Raines was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for meth-related crimes.
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The person described as the “matriarch” of a criminal enterprise in western Illinois has learned her punishment.

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Three Week Investigation
1:51 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Another Meth Bust in Macomb

Kurt Kipling is charged with Possession of Meth under 5 Grams, Meth Conspiracy, Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Possession of Meth Manufacturing Materials, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Meth Manufacturing Waste.
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Macomb police said three more people face charges for making methamphetamine in the Macomb area.

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Operation Three Strikes
5:46 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

More Heroin Arrests in McDonough County

Heroin and paraphernalia seized during an earlier raid
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

Six more people are in custody as part of an investigation into the sale of heroin in western Illinois.

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More Arrests Forthcoming
2:38 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Heroin an Emerging Problem in McDonough County

Items seized during a recent heroin bust in McDonough County
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said his office is working to prevent heroin from becoming as large of a problem as meth in the late 1990s.

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Boat Capsized
10:07 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Boater Dies at Argyle Lake State Park

Argyle Lake
Credit Rich Egger

Rescue workers spent more than six hours searching for a western Illinois man who disappeared after the boat he was in took on water and capsized at Argyle Lake State Park.

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September 2004 Crash
2:03 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

New Trial Ordered for High Speed Chase Case

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, reversed a trial court ruling in a lawsuit against the McDonough County Sheriff’s Department and one of its deputies.

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McDonough County Case
3:29 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Father Arrested for Seriously Injuring Child

Travis Hammond
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

A McDonough County man is accused of seriously injuring his child.

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Device Tossed into Building
1:42 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Arson Arrest in Bardolph Explosion

Trenton Sealock
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The McDonough County Sheriff’s Department arrested a teenager for allegedly throwing an explosive device into an apartment complex in Bardolph.

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