ROBERT MULLINS ARREST (8-6-2019)
Mr. Robert A. Mullins, age 55, 405 Hamill Street, Crossville, Illinois was arrested on a White County Warrant on August 5, 2019 by Crossville Police Department. The warrant was the result of a detail conducted by the White County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. Mr. Mullins was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. Mr. Mullins is being held at the WHite County Jail on $5,000.00 cash bond. Further arrest are anticipated.

Doug Maier
White County Sheriff
JAMES STEELE ARREST (8-6-2019)
James E. Steele, age 28, Enfield, Illinois, was arrested on a White County warrant by the White County Sheriff's Department on August 3, 2019. Mr. Steele was located at Lewis Scrap Yard in Burnt Prairie. The warrant was for Violation of Order of Protection with a $1,000.00 cash bond. It was determined that Mr. Steele was riding a Honda 300 Four Wheeler which has been reported as stolen from Enfield. Mr. Steele was also charged with Possession of Stolen Property. Mr. Steele is being held in the White County Jail.

Doug Maier
White County Sheriff
ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION IN ENFIELD, IL (7-19-2019)
At 11:27am on 7-18-19 the White County Sheriff's Office was advised of a possible attempted child abduction at Enfield, IL.

Sheriff Doug Maier and Sgt Craig Poole responded arriving at the residence, 119 Mulberry Street in Enfield, IL at 11:29am.

Two boys age 7 and 9 advised a red van/suv had pulled up beside them while walking and offered them candy. They also ask them if they needed a ride. The boys said they cannot take candy from strangers and the vehicle then left. They said there was no attempt to force them into the vehicle. The vehicle had 4 male subjects in the vehicle. Advised they all appeared to be teenagers.

The Sheriff's Office received information about the owner of the vehicle and were able to determine the four subjects inside the vehicle. Four juvenile subjects (age 14-16) were the individuals who had talked to the boys.

All four juveniles and their parents came to the Sheriff's Office and were interviewed.

The four all admitted that they were the ones who talked to the boys. The driver of the vehicle was the only one who spoke to the boys. The juvenile who offered the boys candy said he thought the situation would be funny but now understands the seriousness of the situation and understands the turmoil that the incident as caused.

The report will be forwarded to States Attorney Denton Aud to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
ARREST OF WHITE COUNTY COAL BURGLARY (7-15-2019)
The White County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the burglary from White County Coal on 7-14-19 and 6-24-19.

Information lead to a residence located at 651 County Road 1375E, Carmi,IL. Danny L. Stephens resides at this residence.

A vehicle parked at the residence matched the vehicle used during the burglary. Several items matching what was taken during the burglary were still in the bed of the truck. Danny L. Stephens came to the door of the residence and advised the vehicle belonged to him. Stephens signed a consent to search residence. Inside the residence several glass smoking pipes with suspected methamphetamine were located. Also located 9 cannabis plants under a grow light.

Mr. Stephens was placed under arrest and transported to the White County Jail. Bond will be set on a variety of charges.

The vehicle was towed from the residence.

Danny L. Stephens
DOB 5-6-79
Burglary ( 2 counts)
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Cannabis ( over 30 grams)

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
ENFIELD ATTEMPTED THEFT LEADS TO ARREST (7-12-2019)
ON 07-11-2019 REPORTING OFFICER (R/O) SGT. CRAIG POOLE RESPONDED TO 513 HICKORY STREET, ENFIELD, IL. 62835.

R/O ARRIVED AT THE LOCATION AND MET WITH
R/O HAD PREVIOUSLY SPOKEN TO AND A JOE ALLEN ABOUT JAMES
E. STEELE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE A DITCH CULVERT PIPE FROM JOE ALLEN'S SHOP BUILDING OF THE ENFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING.

ADVISED R/O THAT HE OBSERVED JAMES STEELE PULL UP TO THE PROPERTY OF THE ENFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING AND ATTEMPT TO LOAD A LARGE METAL DITCH CULVERT PIPE. BELIEVED THIS WAS SUSPICIOUS AND IDENTIFIED THE SUBJECT ATTEMPTING TO DO SO AS JAMES E. STEELE. STEPHEN ADVISED HE IS FAMILIAR WITH JAMES STEELE.

ADVISED HE TOOK A PHOTO AND VIDEO PARTS OF THE ATTEMPT. SHOWED R/O THE DOCUMENTATION ON HIS PHONE TO R/O.

JAMES PULLED UP IN HIS OLDER DODGE TRUCK AROUND 8:00 A.M. ON JULY 8, 2019. HE ADVISED JAMES TRIED TO LOAD THE CULVERT BUT COULD NOT DO SO BECAUSE IT WAS TOO HEAVY. JAMES LEFT THE AREA THEN RETURNED WITH SOME TYPE OF A HOIST JACK AND AGAIN ATTEMPTED TO LOAD THE CULVERT WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO DO SO.

R/O LEFT THE LOCATION AND RESPONDED TO 112 MARKET STREET, SPRINGERTON, IL. WHERE JOE ALLEN WAS AWAITING R/O'S ARRIVAL. JOE ADVISED R/O HE HAS INCURRED ALOT OF THEFTS WITH INDIVIDUALS STEALING ITEMS FROM HIS SHOP AREA. JOE ADVISED HE HAD NEVER GIVEN JAMES E. STEELE PERMISSION TO TAKE ANYTHING OFF OF THE PROPERTY AND ADVISED R/O HE WOULD SIGN A COMPLAINT AGAINST JAMES FOR ATTEMPTING TO DO SO. JOE GAVE R/O A WRITTEN STATEMENT IN REGARDS TO HIM NEVER GIVING JAMES ANY PERMISSION TO REMOVE ITEMS FROM THE PROPERTY. JOE SIGNED A COMPLAINT AGAINST JAMES E. STEELE FOR ATTEMPTED THEFT.

ON 07-11-2019 REPORTING OFFICER (R/O) SGT. CRAIG POOLE ARRIVED AT 417 EAST JOHNSON STREET, ENFIELD, IL IN REFERENCE TO SPEAKING WITH JAMES E. STEELE IN REFERENCE TO CASE #1907110013.
RO ARRIVED ON SCENE AND OBSERVED JAMES STEELE STANDING AT THE REAR OF THE DODGE TRUCK HE HAD BEEN SEEN DRIVING RECENTLY AND WAS USED IN THE ATTEMPTED THEFT ON 07-08-2019 OF THE ENFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING JOE ALLEN INCIDENT.

R/O EXITED SQUAD CAR AND SPOKE WITH STEELE. R/O HAD AN ORDER OF PROTECTION TO SERVE ON STEELE FROM THE WHITE COUNTY COURTS INVOLVING KIMBERLY DUCKWORTH. R/O SERVED THE ORDER OF PROTECTION ON STEELE ADVISED HIM ACCORDINGLY OF THE ORDER.

R/O THEN ADVISED JAMES HE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH HIM IN REGARDS TO THE 07-08-2019 INCIDENT OF THE ENFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING ATTEMPTED THEFT.

R/O READ JAMES HIS MIRANDA RIGHTS AND MADE SURE HE UNDERSTOOD THEM.
R/O ASKED JAMES IF HE HAD BEEN OVER AT THE ENFIELD TOWNSHIP BUILDING ON 07-08-2019 AROUND 8:00 AM. AT FIRST HE SEEMED CONFUSED ON THE DATE AND SAID NO I DON'T THINK SO. R/O ADVISED JAMES HE HAD BEEN OBSERVED AND REPORTED AS BEING THERE R/O ADVISED HE HAD OBSERVED A PICTURE OF HIS VEHICLE BEING PRESENT AT THE LOCATION. R/O ASKED HIM IF HE HAD TRIED LOADING UP A BIG CULVERT AT THE LOCATION. JAMES SAID NO IT WASN'T CULVERT IT WAS A LARGE STEEL PIPE BUT I WOULDN'T CALL IT A CULVERT. JAMES ADVISED HE HAD RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM JOE ALLEN AND THE GUY THAT HE WORKS WITH TO GET HIS STUFF FROM THERE BEFORE. R/O ADVISED THAT JOE ALLEN HAD SIGNED A COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM FOR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL IT FROM THE LOCATION. R/O FURTHER ADVISED JOE HAD GIVEN A WRITTEN STATEMENT TO R/O THAT HE HAD NEVER TOLD JAMES HE COULD TAKE ANY ITEMS FROM THE PROPERTY AT HICKORY STREET. R/O ADVISED JAMES HE WAS UNDER ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED THEFT OF THE ITEM ON 07-08-2019. JAMES WAS NOT HAPPY AND ASKED R/O IF THAT MEANT HE WAS GOING TO JAIL R/O ADVISED YES YOU ARE UNDER ARREST AND WILL BE GOING TO JAIL JAMES REACHED INTO HIS POCKET AND THREW SOME LOOSE CHANGE AND ANOTHER SMALL TYPE PLASTIC BAG OBJECT OR WRAPPER INTO THE WINDOW OF THE TRUCK THAT HAD THE WINDOW ROLLED DOWN ON IT. JAMES ASKED R/O IF HE COULD LOCK UP THE BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY AND R/O ALLOWED HIM TO DO SO. R/O PLACED HANDCUFFS ON JAMES AND SECURED HIS PERSON. R/O SEARCHED THE TRUCK JAMES HAD BEEN STANDING BY AND HAD THROWN THE ITEMS INTO. R/O FOUND A SMALL PLASTIC BAG CUPPED TO THE BACKSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW VISOR. THE BAG HAD SMALL WHITE CRYSTALS IN IT R/O WOULD IDENTIFY AS BEING CONSISTENT WITH METHAMPHETAMINE. R/O WOULD NOTE R/O OBSERVED LOOSE CHANGE AND SMALL PLASTIC USED WRAPPERS IN THE FLOORBOARD AND SEAT OF THE TRUCK.
R/O CLEARED THE SCENE AND TRANSPORTED JAMES TO THE WHITE COUNTY JAIL FOR PROCESSING ON THE CHARGES. '

JAMES STEELE WAS HELD ON THE CHARGE Of THEFT UNDER $500.00AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE. AT THE WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE R/O FIELD TESTED THE SMALL WHITE CRYSTALS IN THE PLASTIC BAG R/O FOUND INSIDE THE TRUCK. THE CRYSTALS FIELD TESTED POSITIVE FOR METHAMPHETAMINE. R/O WEIGHED THE PLASTIC BAG WITH CRYSTALS THAT SHOWED AN APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF TWO GRAMS OF WEIGHT.
R/O PLACED THE ILLEGAL ITEM INTO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT EVIDENCE SAFE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES.

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
DOUG MAIER
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