Mattoon Police Department

  • Agency: Mattoon Police Department
  • Address: 1710 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, 61938 IL
  • Chief: Jeff Branson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 217-235-5451
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Mattoon Police Department is located at 1710 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, 61938 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Branson. The Mattoon Police Department phone number is 217-235-5451.

Mattoon Police Department News

William Cody Bowles, age 35 of Mattoon, was arrested on May 29th at 2:38 a.m. in the 200 block of Richmond Ave. Bowles was charged with Disorderly Conduct. The charge alleges that Bowles was drunk and disorderly, and that he walked into the Denny’s Restaurant and spoke to employees about robbing the business. Employees observed a bulge in Bowle’s waistband and summoned police. The bulge turned out to be a bottle of alcohol. Bowles was taken to jail.

Anthony S. T. Hensley, age 37 of Mattoon, was arrested on May 27th at 4:20 p.m. at Old State Village. He was charged with Burglary. The charge alleges that Hensley stole power tools from within a property that was under renovation. Hensley was taken to jail.

Mattoon police arrested Allie R. Young, age 25 and homeless of Charleston, on May 26th at 9:32 a.m. in the 100 block of Dettro Drive. Young was charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The charge alleges that Young stole a car from Charleston and drove it to Mattoon. Young was taken to jail.

The Mattoon Police Department is still investigating a matter that occurred at Wal-mart in Mattoon, and needing assistance from the public in identifying the male in the attached images. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mattoon Police Department at 217-235-5451, or private message us on Facebook. Individuals may also contact the Coles County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-345-8488, or utilize the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest, or to the prevention of a crime, may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000. Individuals may always remain anonymous.

Mattoon Police arrested Everett D. Vandyke, 54 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest occurred on 5/19/2018 at 10:23am in the 1000 block of Hayes Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/19/18, Mattoon Police made contact with Mr. Vandyke while checking an unoccupied residence, and during that time Mr. Vandyke had possession of Methamphetamine. Mr. Vandyke was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Christina A. Trueblood, 36 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property. The arrest occurred on 5/19/2018 at 2:01pm in the 1700 block of Broadway Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/19/18, Mattoon Police found Ms. Trueblood to be on the property of the Mattoon AMTRAK station, which Ms. Trueblood had previously been banned from. Ms. Trueblood was arrested and released with a court date.

Mattoon Police arrested Leonard C. Stafford Jr., 42 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct. The arrest occurred on 5/20/2018 at 5:45pm in the 1500 block of S. 2nd Street in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/20/18, Mr. Stafford was tampering with motor vehicles within his neighborhood, causing others to become alarmed and disturbed. Mr. Stafford was arrested, posted bond, and was released.

The Mattoon Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred at Walmart in Mattoon, and are needing assistance from the public in identifying either the male or female attached. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Mattoon Police Department at 217-235-5451, or private message us on Facebook. Individuals may also contact the Coles County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-345-8488, or utilize the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Individuals who provide information that leads to an arrest, or prevention of a crime, may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000. Those who provide information will always remain anonymous.

The Mattoon Police Department is investigating a Burglary that occurred at Walgreens located at 212 S. Logan in Mattoon during the early morning hours of 5/15/18. Subjects gained entry into the store while it was closed, and stole various amounts of prescription drugs before leaving. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Mattoon Police Department at 217-235-5451, or private message us on Facebook. Individuals may also contact the Coles County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-345-8488, or utilize the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of subjects responsible for this crime will receive a reward of $500. Individuals who provide information will always remain anonymous.

Mattoon Police arrested Zachary C. Kowalis, 31 years of age of Bethany, IL, for the offense of Violation of Bail Bond. The arrest occurred on 5/13/18 at 11:09pm in the 2300 block of Commercial Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/13/18, Mr. Kowalis made contact with a female subject who Mr. Kowalis was prohibited from contacting according to a bail bond condition. Mr. Kowalis was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Elijah C. Goer, 19 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Aggravated Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/13/18 at 5:13am in the 1700 block of Edgar Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/13/18, police responded to the 1700 block of Edgar Ave in Mattoon for a suicidal subject call. Police were met there by Mr. Goer, who aggressively approached and shoved an officer. During that officers attempts in restraining Mr. Goer, the officer was punched two times in the face by Mr. Goer. Mr. Goer was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Ronald L. Huff, 63 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Disorderly Conduct. The arrest occurred on 5/13/18 at 1:11am in the 600 block of Woodlawn Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/13/18, and during a neighborhood dispute over loud music, Mr. Huff used loud, abusive, and threatening language towards a neighbor, causing a breach of the peace. Mr. Huff was arrested, issued a court date, and was then released.

Mattoon Police charged Charles H. Steward, 41 years of age, and Taneki M. Steward, 31 years of age, both of East St. Louis, IL, with the offense of Burglary. The arrest occurred on 5/12/18 at 9:05pm at the Coles County Jail. The charges allege that on 5/11/18, both Charles and Taneki stole over $500 worth of baby formula from Walmart in Mattoon. Both Charles and Taneki had already been arrested on 5/11/18 by Charleston PD for committing similar offenses in Charleston, and were already in custody at the time MPD charged them.

Mattoon Police arrested Douglas S. Poffinbarger, 48 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Aggravated Domestic Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/12/18 at 5:48pm in the 500 block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/12/18, and during a domestic disturbance, Mr. Poffinbarger shoved a 73 year old female to the ground. Mr. Poffinbarger was taken to the Coles County Jail

Mattoon Police arrested Joseph C. May, 36 years of age of Arthur, IL, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest occurred on 05/12/18 at 4:06pm in the 1500 Block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/12/18, Police made contact with and arrested Mr. May regarding an active Edgar County warrant, and during that time, Mr. May had possession of Methamphetamine. Mr. May was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Lonnie W. Sowell Jr., 56 years of age of Charleston, IL, for Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest occurred on 05/12/18 at 3:59pm in the 1500 block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/12/18, Police made contact with and arrested Mr. Sowell regarding an active Coles County warrant for his arrest, and during this time, Mr. Sowell had possession of Methamphetamine. Mr. Sowell was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Zachary J. Dare, 45 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Violation of a Bail Bond and Resisting a Police Officer. The arrest occurred on 05/11/18 at 10:19pm in the 400 block of N. 15th Street in Mattoon. The charges allege that on 5/11/18, Mr. Dare responded to an address, and was in the presence of a female he was prohibited from having contact with according to a previous bail bond condition. Upon police arrival to the complaint, it was also alleged Mr. Dare resisted police efforts while taking him into custody. Mr. Dare was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Dillon B. Sanders, 29 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Domestic Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/11/18 at 8:06pm in the 1400 block of Champaign Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/11/18, and during a domestic dispute, Mr. Sanders grabbed a female around the throat, and also struck her multiple times with a venetian blind rod. Mr. Sanders was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Jonathan M. Jacobs, 27 years of age of Atwood, IL, for the offense of Theft. The arrest occurred on 05/04/2018 at 6:57am in the 1800 block of Dewitt Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/4/18, Mr. Jacobs Entered Casey’s General Store located at 2401 Marshal Ave, and removed items from within the store without having ever paid for them. Mr. Jacobs was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Tiffany R. Tirado, 38 years of age of Tuscola, IL, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine. The arrest occurred on 05/04/2018 7:02am in the 1800 block of Dewitt Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/4/18, Ms. Tirado was a front seat passenger of a vehicle that was stopped by police as a result of a theft investigation, and during this time, Ms. Tirado had possession of Methamphetamine. Ms. Tirado was placed in the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Breanna L. Rhodes, 22 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Grooming. The arrest occurred on 05/04/2018 at 12:45pm at the Mattoon Police Department. The charge alleges that within the past month prior to Ms. Rhodes being arrested, Ms. Rhodes used an electronic communication device to interact with a 13 year old male, and during these interactions spoke about wanting to perform sexual acts with the 13 year old. Ms. Rhodes was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Amy D. Valentino, 51 years of age of Mattoon, for the offenses of Violating a No Contact Order, and Resisting a Police Officer. The arrest occurred on 05/04/18 at 7:30pm in the 1200 block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. The charges allege that on 5/4/18, Ms. Valentino responded to a male subjects address, who has a no contact order against Ms. Valentino, and at this time Ms. Valentino began throwing items around outside the residence, while the protected person was present. The charges also allege police responded to place Ms. Valentino under arrest, at which time she resisted officer’s efforts. While being processed at the MPD booking room, Ms. Valentino further resisted officers efforts to process her out to be transported to the Coles County Jail. Ms. Valentino was eventually transported to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested David W. Nichols, 59 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/05/2018 at 11:18am in the 1300 block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/5/18, Mr. Nichols pushed and pulled a male subject to the ground while attempting to punch the same male, during a neighborhood dispute. Mr. Nichols was reported as being intoxicated, uncooperative, and belligerent, and was taken to the Coles County Jail.

Mattoon Police arrested Jeremy A. Crispin, 42 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Domestic Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/05/2018 at 11:24pm in the 1100 block of Stinson Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 5/5/18, and during a domestic dispute, Mr. Crispin pushed a female to the ground and began punching and kicking her. Mr. Crispin was taken to the Coles County Jail.