Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Briefs

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Briefs

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CARMI, ILL.

Man held in Lego theft; police report sale of blocks

A Shawneetown man has been jailed on class 3 felony charges that he stole a large collection of Lego building blocks from an Omaha home.

Tim H. Robinson, 33, is charged with the theft from the Patrick Webb residence. Investigators say Robinson was working at the Webb residence as a handyman when the blocks disappeared from a secure storage building on the property.

Gallatin County Sheriff Shannon Bradley said the theft came to light when Robinson sold some of the stolen loot on eBay. Illinois State Police detectives also joined in the investigation, alleging that Robinson sold as much as $1,500 worth of Lego blocks on eBay before being arrested.

"You have to wonder why a 33-year-old guy is stealing Legos," said Gallatin County Sheriff Shannon Bradley. "I guess they were quite collectible and somewhat expensive."

Robinson is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail at the White County Jail at Carmi pending a court appearance.

MCLEANSBORO, ILL.

Trio charged as stop reveals meth labs, ingredients

Police intercepted a "rolling meth lab" during a traffic stop early Friday. Police stopped a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. for running a stop sign and discovered two suspected meth labs inside the vehicle.

Brandon D. Harris, 31, of Wayne City, Kristy R. Potts, 31, of Eldorado, and a 16-year-old juvenile now face preliminary charges of participation in meth manufacturing, possession of meth-making chemicals, possession of meth and possession of drug manufacturing equipment.

The two adults have been lodged in the White County Jail at Carmi pending the filing of formal charges and setting of bail. The juvenile has been lodged in the Franklin County Juvenile Center in Benton pending a juvenile hearing.

Hamilton County State's Attorney Justin Hood said an Illinois State Police meth response team disposed of hazardous chemicals found inside the vehicle.

GASTON, IND.

Demolition rematch to help family of fallen driver

A demolition derby is set for Saturday to benefit the family of an Indiana driver who suffered a fatal heart attack during one of the events. …

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