Train / Vehicle Collision (3-20-2016)
On 03/19/2016 at approximately 11:45 PM White County Dispatch was advised of a motor vehicle accident involving a train and a single vehicle on County Road 900 East.

Deputies responded and observed a passenger vehicle which had been struck on the driver’s side by a train owned by Evansville Western Railway. The driver of the vehicle identified as 17 year old female Logan E. Pugsley of 1431 County Road 1225 North; Carmi, IL. was trapped inside the vehicle at the time of the deputy’s arrival. A passenger identified as 20 year old Jacob A. Walters of 104 Peach St.; Lynnville, IN. was also in the vehicle but appeared to have minor injuries.

The White County Ambulance Service responded, extracted Ms. Pugsley, and air transported her to the hospital.

Mr. Walters was transported by ambulance.

Conductor of the train advised he saw the vehicle approaching the crossing and did not feel they were going to stop. He braked the train and slowed but could not stop before impact.

Evansville Western Railway is conducting an investigation to be shared with the White County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Doug Maier
DRUG DETAIL (3-10-2016)
A detail was conducted on March 9, 2016. The detail involved the White County Sheriff's Department, Carmi Police Department, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and the Illinois State Police.

A search warrant was issued by States Attorney Denton Aud and executed at a residence located at 1322 W. Sycamore St., Carmi, IL. The warrant was a result of a lengthy investigation y the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.

Three subjects were arrested at this location, and a quantity of drugs and currency were seized. Arrested at this location were:

Carrie Strean
DOB: 10-10-75
1322 W. Sycamore St.
Carmi, IL 62821

Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Delivery of Controlled Substance ( 2 counts)
Possession of Controlled Substance ( 19.3 grams methamphetamine )
Destruction of Evidence

No Bond

Jason Hamby
DOB: 09-09-77
1322 W. Sycamore St.
Carmi, IL 62821

Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Cannabis

No Bond

Kevin Kivett
DOB: 3-22-61
5161 Cameo Lane
Joplin, MO

Possession of Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

No Bond

Two other subjects were arrested at different locations involved in the same investigation

David W. Strean
DOB: 12-22-55
805 Smith St.
Carmi, IL 62821

Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine

Bond $ 5,000.00 cash

Beverly J. Newman
DOB: 3-28-69
911 Stewart St. Apt 11
Carmi, IL 62821

Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine

Bond $ 5,000.00 cash

The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated

White County Sheriff Chief of Police
Doug Maier Jason Carter

PRESCRIPTION DRUG BUY BACK (9-23-2015)
PRESS RELEASE


The White County Sheriff’s Department announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. local time in every state but Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

The Collection site for White County will be in the lobby of the White County Sheriff’s Department. You may also go to www.dea.gov for additional sites in every local community.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.

This program is in cooperation with Elastec Incorporated. All drug items will be destroyed with the Drug Terminator at a later date.




Doug Maier
White County Sheriff
FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (9-15-2015)
ON 9-14-15, AT APPROXIMATELY 5:15 AM THE WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS NOTIFIED OF A TWO CAR ACCIDENT ON COUNTY ROAD 1500E AT INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 1400N.

A SKYLER LEE KUYKENDALL, AGE 29, 307 WINKLER ST, CROSSVILLE, ILLINOIS AND A KEVIN D. STOCKE AGE 55, 1428 COUNTY ROAD 1800E, CARMI, ILLINOIS WERE INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT.

IT APPEARED THAT MR. KUYKENDALL HAD FAILED TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN, STRIKING MR. STOCKE IN THE PASSENGER SIDE OF HIS VEHICLE.

BOTH SUBJECTS TRANSPORTED FROM SCENE BY WHITE COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE. MR. STOCKE WAS TAKEN BY AIR-EVAC TO EVANSVILLE AND MR. KUYKENDALL TAKEN TO HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

MR. KUYKENDALL DIED A SHORT TIME AFTER BEING TAKEN TO HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF
DOUG MAIER
Gunshot Reported (8-8-2015)
On 08-07-2015 at 9:00 PM the White County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim at a residence located at 1894 County Road 1950 East of Crossville Il. Upon arrival a male subject was located laying in the bathroom area with a large amount of blood on the floor around him.

Crossville First Responders began administering aid to the victim.

Two witnesses were present at the time of the incident. Statements and evidence at the scene indicated that this was a suicide and no foul play is suspected. The weapon was recovered.

The victim was identified as Ronald Lee Kirsch (04-04-1957). Mr. Kirsch was transported to Hamilton County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office will conduct an investigation as well.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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