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Mt. Pulaski Police Department 2009Review Mt. Pulaski Police Chief Lynn Freer issued the follow: ing summary of police activity in 2009. The police department had sixty-eight (68) Criminal Complaints sent to court. The department had fifty-seven (57) Arrests that involved transpor- tation to the county jail. Statistics by category - Mental Cases - 3 Runaway (Juvenile) - 2 Domestic Battery - 2 Driving While License Suspended ]Revoked - 35 Traffic Crash - 7 Possession 30gr or Less - 7 Possession oT Drug Paraphernalia - 7 Warrant Arrest - 9 Criminal Sexual Assault - 1 Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle - 7 No rear Registration Light- 1 Criminal Damage to Property - 8 DUl-1 Theft Under $300 - 3 Aggravated Assault - 1 Possession of Controlled Substance - 2 No Valid Registration - 2 Loud Stereo - 2 Battery - 2 Probation Violation or Revocation - 1 Reckless Driving - 1 Theft Over $300 - 6 Lost Articles - i Sex Offender Non- Compliant- 1 Identity Theft - 3 Criminal Damage to State Supported'Property- 1 Telephone Harassment - 2 Residential Burglary - 1 Sexual Exploitation of a Child- 1 Indecent Exposure - 1 Violation of Order of Protection - 1 Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer - 2 Forgery- 1 No Valid Drivers License - 6 Fraud - 1 Retail Theft - 1 Other Traffic Violations No Rear Registration Light- 1 Traffic Sign Violations "- 4 Failure to yield - 3 Expired Registration - 1 Illegal Squealing/ Screeching of Tires - 4 Seatbelt Violations - 3 Failure to Notify Secretary of State - 1 Muffler Loud/excessive Noise - 2 Speeding School Zone - 1 Improper Backing - 1 Registration Suspended for Non-Insurance - 2 Speeding Citations -149 Written Warnings - 52 68 Criminal Complaints Sent to Court 57 Custodial Arrests (Jail) City Ordinance Violations Dogs Running at Large - 5 Squealing/Screeching of tires - 1 Inoperable Vehicles- 24 Loud Stereo- 1 High Grass/Weeds - 3 Tampering with Public Utility - 2 00Du[a0000i T imt0000122 "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark 1ain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year Week of January 18, 2010  r-,. r[1 f- -- o;0 0 Please refrain from parking on the city streets during the winter. If for some reason you have to park on the street during this time, move your vehicle as far off the road as possible. Such as, 1/2 on the boulevard and 1/2 on the street. Also. do not park directly across from the vehicle that is on the other side of the streeL Your cooperation will make it safer for us to plow the snow, and reduce the possibility of an ordinance to eliminate parking on 1 side of the street. Thank You Mt. Pulaski Street Department Snow + Kids = Fun Zion Lutheran Students enjoyed a recess of sledding down the snow pile at Cooke & Lafayette. Times Photo Soup & Chili Supper The Mt. Pulaski First United Methodist Church will host a Soup & Chili Supper-by Dona- tion - Saturday, January 23 from 4 to 7Pro. i Menu - Beef Vegetable Soup & Chili, Grilled Cheese and Hot Dogs, Drinks, and Des- serts. Carryouts available. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Group and Church Camp Fund. EMS Breakfast The Chestnut EMS is having a fundraiser Saturday January 30 from 6Am to 10Am at the Chestnut firehouse. Biscuits with sausage gravy and fried potatoes will be served. Coffee, tea, and milk. Donated proceeds will be going for equipment. VFW Breakfast Super Bowl Sunday, Febru- ary 7 from 7Am - 1Pm at Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall. South Side of the Square across from the Courthouse. All you can eat. Adults: $6, 3 - 10 years $3. and under 3-free. Carry Outs Avai l- able: 341 8967 Commandery Inspection --The-jltit inspection of Mt. Pulaski Commandery No.39, and Lincoln Constantine Com- mandery No.51, will be held at the Masonic Temple, 2022 North Kickapoo St., in Lin- coln, January 30. Afternoon activities begin at one o'clock, with The * Commandery being opened in full form, followed by conferring the Order of The Temple. Sir Knight Kenneth W. Smith, Eminent Grand Senior Warden of Knights Templar of the State of Illinois, will conduct the inspection. Sir Knight Kenneth Smith resides in Normal. The Knights Templar is part of the world's oldest fraternal organization known as "Ancient Free and. Accepted Masons". To become a member of the. appellate bodies of Masonry you must first seek membership in a Masonic 'Lodge of A.F.&A.M. Templary part of the Masonic structure known as "The York Rite of Free Masonry". York Rite Masonry consists of "three bodies, the Chapter, Council, and Commandery. The Knights Templar operates on the local, state, and national levels. The State Level is called The Grand Commandery of Knights Tem- plar and is headed, in Illinois, by Right Eminent Grand Com- mander Joseph W. Lucas, of Mt. Pulaski. There are approxi- mately 1,600 Commanderies in communities across the United States, Germany, Italy and Mexico with over 260,000 mem- bers. They support Masonic related charities such as The Knights Templar Eye foun- dation, The Knights Templar Educational Foundation, the Holy Land Pilgrimage, and the Knights Templar Home in Paxton. These charities are not restricted to Masons, but are available to anyone in need.