Schuyler County Sheriff
Sheriff Bill Redshaw

217.322.4366

RUSHVILLE WEATHER
January 11, 2021

The Jail & Detention Standards Unit recently conducted a jail inspection at the Schuyler County Jail. Schuyler Co Jail had a successful inspection and was found in compliance with all aspects of the inspections. The inspection is available for the general public to read at the County Clerk’s Office in the Schuyler County Courthouse during their business hours from 8am-4pm located at 102 S. Congress Rushville. Schuyler Co Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following activity in Schuyler Co for the week of Jan 4-Jan 11 Jan 5 Terry Hefley of Bath was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram and was backing up to exit the DHS parking lot and did not see another vehicle which was a 2020 Ford Van. The van was unoccupied. No injuries were reported Jan 6 Brandon Ross of Fort Dodge, IA was arrested on a Brown Co No Bond Warrant, Brown released Ross Jan 7 A juvenile of Rushville was driving a 2013 Fiat 500 and struck a deer on Rt 67 near Camden Rd Jan 8 Wynn Wesley of Astoria was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle Alberto Rodriguez of Beardstown was cited for Speeding 74mph in a 55mph zone Dana Nielsen-Sitz of Browning was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle Jan 9 Benito Frias of Rushville was cited for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, 2 Counts of DUI, Improper Driving on Shoulder, Operating an Uninsured Vehicle & Passing in a No Passing Zone Mark Connor of Beardstown was arrested in Morgan Co on a Schuyler Co Body Attachment with a bond amount of $50 cash, Connor posted bond and was released Jan 10 Andy Lopez-Diaz was arrested on a Schuyler Co Warrant with a bond amount of $300 cash, Diaz posted bond and was released 6 Summons were served 3 Warrants were executed 11 Verbal Warnings 8 Assisting other Agencies 3 Motorist Assist 3 Animal Complaints were reported and handled 2473 Miles patrolled 6 Daily inmate average 48 Business & Personal Property checks were conducted All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law Schuyler Co Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following activity in Schuyler Co for the week of Dec 21-Dec 28 Dec 21 Schuyler Co Deputies assisted at a brush fire on Schuck Lane, no injuries were reported Dec 22 Edward Vaniter of Beardstown was arrested on a Schuyler Co Warrant with a bond amount of $5000 with 10% to apply, Vaniter was given an IBond and was released Dec 23 A fence was damaged on Rt 100 near Frederick, if you have any information please contact our office Michael Rohn of Griggsville was arrested on a Schuyler Co Warrant with a bond amount of $120 cash, Rohn posted bond and was released Dec 24 Schuyler Co Deputies assisted at an outdoor wood stove fire at a residence on Bauer Branch Rd, no injuries were reported Dec 26 Maria Bravo of Rushville was driving a 2008 Ford Escape and struck a deer on Rt 67 near Schuy Rush Rd Schuyler Co Deputies assisted at a brush fire on Log Cabin Rd, no injuries were reported Dec 27 Michael Gonzalez of Beardstown was cited for Speeding 70mph in a 55mph zone Daniel DeShong of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Schuyler Co Warrant with a bond amount of $500 cash & a Brown Co warrant with a bond amount of $5000 10% to apply, DeShong remains lodged in the Schuyler Co Jail 7 Verbal Warnings 3 Animal Complaints were reported and handled 3 Assisting other Agencies 2 Motorist Assist 2 Mittimus were served 4 Warrants were executed 7 Daily inmate average 2414 Miles patrolled We are receiving reports daily of identity theft, please never give out your personal information over the phone and stay up to date with your credit report for suspicious activity. Please report anything unusual to our office. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law Schuyler Co Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following activity in Schuyler Co for the week of Dec 14-Dec 21 Dec 15 A wood pile caught on fire at a residence near Salrin Spur, no injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished. Dec 16 Callie Merriman of Virginia was cited for Bringing Contraband into a Penal Institution & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Scott Schisler of Astoria was cited for Speeding 80mph in a 55mph zone Cullie McCurdy of Versailles was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle Dec 18 Keli Desollar of Frederick was driving a 2018 Nissan Versa and swerved to miss a deer and hit a road sign. Dec 19 Garrett Heffren of Lewistown was driving a 2008 Chevy F350 and was travelling at a high rate of speed and tried to turn onto Haber Lane, lost control and went thru a ditch, hitting a stop sign, then ditch embankment causing damage to the stop sign pole. Heffren then got out of the vehicle and ran and hid in the woods. Heffren was later found, sent to Culbertson, and was released to the custody of the Schuyler Co Jail. Heffren was cited for Expired Registration, Speeding 70+ in a 55mph zone, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident & Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Heffren has a Schuyler Co Warrant as well in the amount of $1000 with 10% to apply, Heffren remains lodged in the Schuyler Co Jail Dario Rodriguez of Beardstown was cited for Speeding 100mph in a 55mph zone Dec 20 Gregory Carnes of Beardstown was arrested on a Schuyler Co Warrant with a bond amount of $10,000 with $1000 to apply, Carnes posted bond and was released. A juvenile of Rushville was cited for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle & Speeding 73mph in a 55mph zone 5 Verbal Warnings 1 Animal Complaint was reported and handled 4 Assisting other Agencies 2 Motorist Assists 3 Summons were served 2 Warrants were executed 8 daily inmate average 3432 Miles patrolled We would like to remind you if you have any prescription drugs/Over the Counter you need to dispose of please bring them to our office. We have a prescription and over the counter drug drop off box located in our front lobby. Schuyler Co Sheriff and his department would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law Schuyler Co Sheriff Bill Redshaw reports the following activity in Schuyler Co for the week of Dec 7-Dec 14 Dec 7 Kim Surratt of Meredosia was cited for Speeding 75mph in a 55mph zone Dec 10 Denise Watson-Scott of Macomb was cited for Speeding 79mph in a 55mph zone Dec 13 A juvenile of Plymouth was cited for Speeding 54mph in a 35mph zone Benjamin Menold of Dunlap was cited for Speeding 72mph in a 55mph zone A juvenile of Astoria was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Truck and was travelling east on Cox Hollow Rd and lost control, overcorrected & struck a utility pole, the vehicle came to rest in the grass area. Dec 14 Michael Root of Vermont was cited for Speeding 80mph in a 55mph zone 8 Verbal Warnings 2 Assisting other Agencies 1 Motorist Assist 3 Animal complaints were reported and handled 3540 Miles Patrolled 7 Daily average inmates 1 Summons was served All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law


Mission Statement

The mission of the Schuyler County Sheriff's Department is to attain the highest quality of life and security for all who live, work, learn, and visit in the county of Schuyler. We shall do this by working with all law enforcement agencies and the community to promote safety and reduce crime.

 

 

Primary Goals

Goal #1-Public Safety; Provide a secure environment that will foster residential, commercial and cultural advancement within Schuyler County.


Goal #2-Efficient and Effective Service; Provide quality services through the cost efficient and effective utilization of Departmental resources.


Goal #3-Leadership in the Community; Enhance the law enforcement leadership by providing high quality law enforcement services emphasizing fair treatment of citizens.


Goal #4-Partnership; Achieve effective citizen, police personnel, public and private agencies cooperation to improve the quality of life and enhance public safety.


Goal #5-Professional Personnel; Provide a highly motivated and trained work force which is professional, ethical and representative of the community it serves.

 


Code of Ethics

As law enforcement officers, our fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all. I will maintain courageous and calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule. I will develop self-restraint and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature of that which is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before my profession: Law Enforcement.

Schuyler County
Sheriff's Office

 


216 W Lafayette St

Rushville, IL 62681

 

217.322.4366




 

 

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