Gallatin County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Gallatin County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 484 N Lincoln Blvd E, Shawneetown, 62984 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 618-269-3137
Fax: 618-269-3806
Email:
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Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is located at 484 N Lincoln Blvd E, Shawneetown, 62984 IL. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office phone number is 618-269-3137.

Gallatin County Sheriff's Office News

The Shawneetown Fire Department's flag is set up at the Gallatin County School for the Veterans Day program. It starts at 1:00 p.m. today.

My new project. Any help would be greatly appreciated! - Deputy Scottie Sauls

After recent tragedies all over the U.S involving children getting hurt and even killed waiting for the school bus, we want to remind everyone to please pay attention and stop for school buses!

Bridge Update: Shawneetown - New Haven Blacktop. (Photos Only! No information regarding the expected completion date.)

**Reminder to drivers on Gallatin County School Property!!** We had 3 vehicles pass stop arms this morning! The only time a vehicle is not required to stop for a school bus is when both vehicles are on a four-lane roadway and the bus is stopped in the opposite direction from which a driver is traveling. Any other time, a driver must stop before meeting or overtaking (passing) a school bus that is stopped and loading or unloading passengers. This includes: • Any two-lane roadway, in rural areas and within city limits. • Any roadway, highway or private road. • Any parking lot located on school property. A warning will be given by the school bus at least 100 feet (200 feet in rural areas) in advance of a stop. The bus driver will flash lights on the front and rear of the bus. The school bus stop signal arm will be extended after the school bus has come to a complete stop. A driver approaching a school bus from the opposite direction must come to a complete stop and remain stopped until the stop signal arm is no longer extended and the flashing lights are turned off or the school bus driver signals vehicles to pass. A conviction for passing a stopped school bus with flashing lights and the stop arm extended will result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license. If the owner(s) of the vehicle were not driving when the offense occurred, they must provide the State’s Attorney’s Office with the name of the person driving the vehicle or their vehicle registration will be suspended for three months.

The County of Gallatin is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2001 Polaris Four Wheeler. The vehicles are available for inspection at the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department. Sealed bids must be submitted at the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, 484 North Lincoln Blvd. in Shawneetown, Illinois, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018. Gallatin county has a right to accept or reject any bids. 6/27, 7/3, 7/11/18

*****CAPTURED***** Escaped inmate Zachary Shock is in custody! The Illinois State Police, Ridgway Police Department, Shawneetown Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff's Office and our office captured the subject on Forest Road, south of Equality at approximately 10:30 p.m. on 7/6/2018. Tipton was captured 7/7/2018 by Hardin County Sheriff Jerry Fricker!

Information from Ameren: Ameren power in the county will be off again at about 7:30 p.m. tonight. It will be out for about a minute to continue repairs.

From our Gallatin County State's Attorney's Office: Great job Doug!!

Ameren has advised us that everyone with Ameren power in our county, will lose power tonight sometime around the midnight hour. The outage should only last 15 - 30 seconds. Thanks, G.C.S.D.

Congratulations to Ashley Patton of Shawneetown. She received the 2018 Illinois Sheriffs Association Scholarship this morning at the Gallatin County High School.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-GALLATIN COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY OFFICE PERRONE SENTENCED TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MONDAY MORNING April 23, 2018 Shawneetown, Illinois-On Monday, April 23, 2018 in Gallatin County Circuit Court Austin C. Perrone was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Perrone, of Shawneetown, IL pleaded guilty to Burglary and Theft, in that he broke in and burglarized a cabin in rural Gallatin County and committed a theft while in the cabin of over $500 in value. Perrone was sentenced under a negotiated plea agreement in front of Judge Thomas Foster to a term of six-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Burglary and to a term of five-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Theft, concurrently. Perrone must also serve a two-year term of parole upon his release. Under the agreement, Perrone was also sentenced to a 2-year term of felony probation for criminal damage to property, consecutively, upon his release from the Department of Corrections. Perrone was also ordered to pay fines, costs, assessments, and restitution all totaling $10,150. The case was investigated by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dept., Shawneetown Police Dept. and Ridgway Police Dept. The case was prosecuted by the Gallatin County State’s Attorney Office.

Thanks to the Gallatin County school board on the purchase of those two items. Both items help us improve the safety and security of our students.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 9th, the Shawneetown Police Department, Ridgway Police Department & our department served an arrest warrant on Austin C. Perrone. He was located at a residence in the 100 block of East Posey Ave. in Shawneetown. Perrone was wanted for Failure to Appear (At a burglary & theft sentencing hearing). He is currently being held at the White Co. Jail on the $25,000 cash bond warrant.

Press Release: March 28, 2018 Shawneetown, Illinois-On Monday, March 26, 2018 in Gallatin County Circuit Court four individuals were sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Misty Hazel of Shawneetown, IL pleaded guilty to Unlawful Use of Property, in that she used a vehicle to transport and possess 31.1 grams of methamphetamine, under a negotiated plea agreement Monday in front of Judge Thomas Foster. Hazel was sentenced to a term of six-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a two-year term of parole to be served upon her release. Under the agreement, Hazel admitted to possessing 31.1 grams of methamphetamine and using a blue Pontiac SUV to transport that methamphetamine in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. The case was investigated by the Shawneetown Police Dept. with assistance from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dept., the Illinois State Police and Gallatin County Probation. Roxann Roberts, of White County, but formerly of Shawneetown, IL also entered a plea of guilty under a negotiated plea agreement in Gallatin County Court Monday morning. Roberts pleaded guilty to possessing less than five grams of methamphetamine in Shawneetown, IL. Roberts also had involvement in the theft and burglary ring busted by Gallatin County Law Enforcement last Thursday that stretched between Gallatin and White Counties and involved the issuance of a search warrant and multiple arrests. Roberts admitted to having less than grams of methamphetamine in her possession; and was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for a period of five-years with a one-year period of parole. Roberts was ordered to pay court costs, fees, and assessments. Additionally, A 1995 Honda ATV used in the commission of the crime was forfeited to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dept. as part of the negotiated plea agreement. The case was investigated by the Shawneetown Police Dept., The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dept., and the Ridgway Police Dept. Nicholas Jester, formerly of Gallatin County, IL also entered a plea of guilty under a negotiated plea agreement in Gallatin County Circuit Court Monday morning for his involvement in the above-mentioned burglary and theft ring from Thursday, March 22, in Gallatin County. Jester pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary and was sentenced to five-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a mandatory parole period of two-years. Under the agreement, Jester admitted that he made unlawful entry into a building South of Omaha, IL on Graves Road when he beat the handle off of the door with a sledge hammer. Jester admitted that the break-in was done with the intent to commit a theft once inside. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Dept., Shawneetown Police Dept., and Ridgway Police Dept. all investigated and worked the case. The Sheriff, two deputies, two chiefs of police, and several concerned citizens pursued Jester all morning on the 22nd through Northern Gallatin County and into White County, where he was apprehended with assistance from the White County Sheriff’s Dept. and workers from an oil field company. Sarah Ray, of New Haven, IL also entered a plea of guilty Monday morning in Gallatin County Circuit Court to Aggravated Identity Theft. Ray admitted that she used the personal information of her elderly father to obtain credit in the amount of $3,500 from Wal-Mart, and that her father was over 60

Updates on Gallatin County flooding A flood warning continues for the Ohio River at Old Shawneetown. The river level at 9:30 am this morning was at 49.08 feet and is still predicted to crest at 53.5 feet on March 4th . Gallatin County EMA Director Steve Galt, stated that Sandbagging operations have begun at the Gallatin County School, while the school is not effected, students as well as inmates from the Illinois Department of Corrections are filling sandbags to be delivered through out the county. With water at the 49 foot mark the following roadways are being impacted: – Main Street entrance into Junction – Texico Lane west of Main Street in Junction – Walnut Street in Old Shawneetown – Illinois 1 at Eagle Creek Road near Gibsonia has water on the roadway and is being monitored by IDOT. {IDOT will close the road at dark today} – Illinois at the Annabelle Mine in Hardin County has water completely over the roadway and is being monitored by IDOT. {IDOT will close the road at dark today} – Illinois 1 at Mt. Zion Road in Hardin County has water over the roadway and is being monitored by IDOT. {IDOT will close the road at dark today} – Shawneetown-New Haven Road three miles north of Shawneetown has water on the roadway and is being monitored by the Gallatin County Highway Department. {Gallatin County Highway Department will close the road at dark today} Additional sandbagging is occurring in Old Shawneetown and Equality. The Little Wabash River has been officially closed to boat traffic from the Illinois 141 bridge to the mouth of the Little Wabash River and Wabash River. The Junction Post Office operations will officially move to the Shawneetown Post Office beginning on February 28th, through the duration of the flood only. Emergency messages can be obtained through the NIXLE system of the Shawneetown Fire Department. To subscribe send a text message to 888777 and enter the zip code of 62984 in the message field. *** Note-- people traveling to the Sectional Basketball Tournament in Elizabethtown, Illinois 1 will be closed at dark, the only route to Elizabethtown will be Illinois Highway 34.