Benton Police Report

BENTON – Here is the Benton Police Report for Aug. 31 through Sept. 12, 2018:

On August 31st, 2018 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Benton Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 37 and Minier Road. Upon investigating, police arrested Jamie J. Pepple, age 39, of Bradenton, IL for driving while license suspended. Pepple was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On August 30th, 2018 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Virginia Street in reference to a criminal trespass complaint. Upon investigating, police arrested Jennifer R. Shelton, age 29, of West City for criminal trespass to real property. Shelton was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On August 29th, 2018 , at approximately 4 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to County Seat Antique Mall located at 303 Public Square in reference to a theft complaint. Upon investigating, police arrested Aaron M. Stanley, age 29, of Orient for retail theft. Stanley was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 1st, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Main Street in reference to a suspicious person. Upon investigating, police arrested Jason S. Northrop, age 36, of Centralia for unlawful possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Police also arrested Crystal L. Sutton, age 27, of Benton on an active Franklin County warrant for failure to appear. Both Northrop and Sutton were transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 2nd, 2018 at approximately 9:35 p.m., Benton Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West Webster and South Main Street. Upon investigating, police arrested Zachery M. Beaumont, age 23, of Benton for unlawful possession of cannabis. Beaumont was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 2nd ,2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Benton Police conducted a traffic stop on Wastena St. Upon investigating police arrested Jarret A. Cash, age 36, of Desoto for driving while license suspended. Cash was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing. 

On September 2nd, at approximately 1:20a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to City Limits Bar, located at 1307 East Main Street in reference to a fight in progress. Upon investigating, police arrested two suspects identified as Alec J. Patrick, age 26, of Marion and Austin L. White, age 26, of Herrin both were charged with aggravated battery and mob action. Police also arrested Marynell Smith, age 29, of Macedonia for obstructing a peace officer. Patrick, White, and Smith were charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 3rd, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the Franklin County Housing located at 607 Dial Street in reference to a criminal trespass complaint. Upon investigating, police arrested Danny J. Smith, age 47, of West Frankfort for criminal trespass to state supported land. Smith was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 4th, 2018 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Benton Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of North Main and Reed Street. Upon investigating, police arrested Monica J. Kelso, age 28, of West Frankfort for driving while license suspended. Kelso was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 4th, 2018 at approximately 3:35 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to Dollar General located at 1642 North Main Street in reference to a retail theft complaint. Upon investigating, police arrested Phillip R. Gower, age 38, of Benton for retail theft. Gower was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 6th, 2018 at approximately 7:40 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Lawrence Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon investigating, police arrested Terry L. Norris, age 56, of Benton for domestic battery. Norris was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 7th, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the intersection of Bailey Lane and Industrial Park Road in reference to a suspicious male. Upon investigating, police arrested Michael T. Braden, age 32, of Benton for aggravated battery and resisting a peace officer. Braden was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 8th, 2018 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Election Street in reference to domestic disturbance. Upon investigating, police arrested Jeremy M. Toth, age 30 of Benton for unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Toth was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 8th, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the area of Blake and McLeansboro Street in reference to a reckless driver. Upon investigating, police arrested Dennis A. Parker, age 47, of West Frankfort for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. Parker was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 10th, at approximately 12:25 a.m., Benton Police arrested Paulie J. Potts, age 36, of Benton for a retail theft that took place at Huck’s Convenience Store located at 1200 N. Main Street.,Potts was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 10th, 2018 at approximately 9 p.m., Benton Police arrested Kenneth A. Miner, age 51, of Benton on an active Franklin County warrant for failure to appear. Miner was transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On September 10th, 2018 at approximately 3 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Burkett Street in reference to a theft from motor vehicle. Upon investigating, police detained a male juvenile for burglary and possession of  firearm ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card. The juvenile was transported to the Franklin County Detention Center.

On September 12th, 2018 at approximately 2 a.m., Benton Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South Jones Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon investigating, police arrested Robert L. Swanson, age 36, of Benton for domestic battery. Swanson was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.