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CHIEF SUSPENDED

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BRIDGEPORT—Despite the assertions of a host of people who were determined to cover up for the deeds that lead up to it, Bridgeport’s police chief, Scott Murray, was placed on a two-week leave of absence April 24.

Vandalism in downtown Lawrenceville leads crim report from Lawrence County

This was the scene in mid-April after it was alleged that Patrick Sutton, a local meth convict, had gone on some kind of rampage downtown in the early morning hours of April 19 and busted out the windows of the local Cellular One office on the square in Lawrenceville. Sutton wasn’t the only one up to mischief in Lawrence during that time; plenty of other miscreants got up to some badness, which you can read in this article.

LAWRENCE CO.— An Allendale man could be in the running for this year’s Brain-Cramped Criminal Award if indeed he is convicted of what authorities allege.

THREE ACCUSED IN VINCENNES HOMICIDE

Jack Harris, 55, of Oblong in Crawford County; Robert Hutchinson, 36, of Lawrenceville in Lawrence County; and Robert Malone, 39, of Vincennes in Knox County, Ind., were the three who were busy rolling on each other May 1 regarding the April 25 shooting death of a Crawford County crim, Christopher Melton. All three are being held by Knox County in the man’s death.

KNOX CO., Ind.—Two local southeastern Illinois men are among three accused of a late-April homicide of a Vincennes man.

Violence committed against household member, dog and police officer charged

LAWRENCE CO.— The victims of violence appear to take many forms and this issue brings to readers charges against individuals who are accused of battering everything from a dog to a police officer.

LAWRENCEVILLE, OBLONG MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH VINCENNES MURDER

Jack Harris

One man from Lawrenceville and one from Oblong are two of three arrested on charges relating to the murder of a man in Vincennes over this past weekend.

BRIDGEPORT CHIEF OF POLICE SUSPENDED FOR DRUNKEN BRAWL

Scott Murray

The chief of police of the city of Bridgeport, Illinois, is to be suspended without pay following a drunken brawl at an area watering hole.

ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER BUSINESS WINDOW GLASS SHATTERED

The front of Cell One...which doesn't look so pristine right now.

A man is in custody today after an incident in downtown Lawrenceville this morning, but it’s unclear whether charges will be filed, or what kind.

TWO APPREHENDED, CHARGED IN RICHLAND COUNTY SHOOTINGS

spillman, jake

Two young Richland County-area men have been taken into custody, each charged with crimes related to Monday’s shoot-up of a residence, business, and stop sign in Richland.

FIRE AT OLD GRADE SCHOOL IN LAWRENCEVILLE SHORT-LIVED

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A small fire in a light switch at the old Lincoln School in Lawrenceville had two fire departments out at about 1 a.m. this morning

FORMER MAYOR JAILED ON PROBATION VIOLATION

Former Lawrenceville mayor Brian Straub

Lawrenceville’s former mayor was in the county hoosegow at last check, having tested positive for substances at a routine visit to the county probation office.

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