Newman Police Department

  • Agency: Newman Police Department
  • Address: 100 S King St, Newman, 61942 IL
  • Chief: James Stark (Chief of Police)
Phone: 217-837-2312
Fax: 217-837-2173

Newman Police Department is located at 100 S King St, Newman, 61942 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is James Stark. The Newman Police Department phone number is 217-837-2312.

Newman Police Department News

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family whose three children were killed this morning while trying to board their school bus near Rochester, IN. Stop arms on school buses are not a new technology. In fact they started being installed on school buses across the nation in the early 1950's. That is nearly 70 years ago! Why do we continue to lose our most precious members of society at the hands of drivers who pay absolutely no attention to the gigantic yellow vehicle that takes them to and from school?! Slow down and pay attention!

The PD is handing out candy on the north side of the square. Stop on by for a sweet treat!

WIND ADVISORY SUNDAY Please please please, do not burn anything during this. TIMING: Mid morning into the afternoon Sunday. WINDS: 40-50MPH Gusts IMPACTS: Power outages possible, some tree damage, difficultly driving, Halloween decor blowing away. Similar to last Saturday, strong winds will overtake the state on Sunday. Wind gusts of 40-50MPH are expected across much of Illinois. If you have Halloween decorations up then secure them down, along with lawn furniture. Wind advisories are in effect for northwestern, central and southern Illinois.

I had a wonderful opportunity to speak to a paramedic class at Parkland College today. I was able to share some knowledge and experience with them about current drug trends we are seeing in law enforcement. They were a great audience and made the experience a lot of fun.

On October 13, 2018 at approximately 12:30 PM the Newman Police Department was made aware of a possible poaching incident involving a deer in an area 1/2 mile south of Newman. Upon closer inspection the investigation showed that a deer had been shot , the back strap was harvested from the deer and it was left on the side of the road. No permit tags were present on the carcass. If you or anyone you know has information on this disrespectful, irresponsible and criminal act please call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 217 253-2913 or you may call the Douglas County Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip.

On Tuesday October 9, 2018 at approximately 12:50 pm the Newman Police Department arrested Robert R. Biddle, age 56, of Newman for the offense of Criminal Trespass to Residence. The charges allege that Mr. Biddle entered upon a property without authority and tampered with the contents of the house. Mr. Biddle was transported to the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance or posting of bond. On Tuesday October 9, 2018 at approximately 2:49 pm the Newman Police Department arrested William Shane Danison, age 33, of Newman for the offense of theft. The charges allege that Mr. Danison knowingly and without authority used a debit card of another person with the intent to permanently deprive that person of their money. Mr. Danison was transported to the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance or posting of bond. All subject are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We lift you up in our prayers Florence, SC! All of the officers who were shot and those who were killed need our prayers. #NPDseesYouSouthCarolina

For those of you attending the Luke Bryan farm concert this evening please prepare yourself. Traffic congestion on Route 45 is going to be the worst it's ever been. Leave yourself plenty of time and be patient. Law enforcement will saturate the area so make sure that you make responsible decisions when driving. Let's all be safe and have a great time! #IfYouHaveABeerSteerClearofTheWheel

I would like to take a moment to let everyone know that Newman Fire Protection District has some of the best first responders I know. When tragic situations arise these men and women spring into action and their training takes over. Let me tell you that lives are saved by this group and they should be proud of themselves. May God bless them and keep them safe. Thanks for the help NFPD!

Whether it's alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence is never acceptable!

Let's help the Village of Camargo find who damaged this picnic table. Completely disrespectful!

The Newman Police Department was recently awarded a grant from the Illinois Police Training and Standards Board in the amount of $4350 to purchase a new in-car video system. In-car video is an integral component of modern policing and is used for the protection of both the public and officers and provides transparency alike. Unfortunately many small police agencies are operating without cameras in their squad cars due to budget issues. We are excited to now be fully equipped with in car camera systems and body cameras for our officers to use.

If you become disoriented in smoke during a fire and run across a floor register vent, 90% of the time there is a window directly above.

Congratulations to Sgt. Thomas Williamson of the Coles County Sheriff's Dept. (pictured left) for receiving a distinguished award from Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorist (AAIM) for exceptional DUI enforcement. The Newman Police Dept. is fortunate to have Sgt. Williamson as a part-time member of our department where he continues to exemplify solid police work for the betterment of our community as well.

It seems it is becoming increasingly more frequent that dogs are being seen running loose in Newman. We want to reiterate there is a strict leash law governed by city ordinance. Dogs must be on a leash at all times when they are not secured inside of a residence or in a fenced-in area. It is the ultimate responsibility of pet owners to ensure their dogs are not in a position where they could attack other animals or people as they walk by. Cases that are reported of dogs running loose will be dealt with and citations will be issued accordingly.

The Newman Police Department would like to specially thank The Longview Foundation, Longview Bank and the Albin Family for their generous $1000.00 donation to the NPD K9 program. Their continued community support is greatly appreciated!

On August 2, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m. the Newman Police Department arrested Marcus E. Turman (age 28) of Urbana for the offenses of Unlawful Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Possession w/intent to Deliver Cannabis. It is alleged that Mr. Turman was residing in both Rantoul, IL and rural Newman for an extended period of time without registering as a sex offender. During a search incident to arrest officers located a bag containing individually wrapped packages of cannabis. Mr. Turman was transported to the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On July 30, 2018 at approximately 1:15 PM the Newman Police Dept. arrested William Shane Danison (age 33) of Newman for the offenses of 6 counts of Forgery. An NPD investigation alleges that Danison knowingly and without legal justification wrote multiple checks on a person's checking account without permission with the intent to deprive the victim of their funds. Danison was transported to the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On July 28, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Newman Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 2015 Volkswagen bearing expired registration. During the investigation, Hayden A. Buckley (age 22) of Newman, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. The vehicle was impounded and Buckley was transported to the Douglas County Jail pending a court appearance. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

We have had a few questions recently in reference to riding golf carts on US Rt. 36. The simple answer to the question is NO you may not ride golf carts or any vehicle classified as a non-highway vehicle on any street, highway or road in the State of Illinois where the speed limit is greater than 35mph regardless of ordinances passed by municipalities. Not only is it unlawful it is extremely dangerous! Please see the link below for the complete statute pertaining to this topic.

On Saturday July 21, 2018 the Newman Police Department arrested Piggly Wiggly (Age Unk) for the offenses of trespassing and resisting arrest. After a foot chase and a brief struggle officers were able to successfully apprehend Ms. Wiggly with the help of the homeowner who was blanching some sweet corn at the time. She was transported to a detention facility pending release to a legal guardian.