The following individuals were arrested by the Mt. Carmel Police Department. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
11/14/2017, Mt. Carmel Police stopped a 2001 Chevrolet in the area of 5th and Walnut Street for a registration violation. The arresting officer made contact with the driver, Jessica F. Wilson, age 29, of Howard Brooke, Indiana. During the traffic stop it was discovered that Wilson was operating the motor vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Wilson was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with driving suspended, driving with suspended registration, unlawful display of registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wilson was held pending the posting of bond. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 32 year old Braden K. Brewer of Howard Brooke, Indiana. Brewer was arrested after it was discovered that he was wanted on a warrant out of Effingham County and Clay County. Brewer was transported to the Wabash County Jail and held on the two warrants. Mt. Carmel Police were assisted by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office.
11/14/2017, Mt. Carmel Police arrested 37 year old Terry W. Beavers of Mt. Carmel after police were called to his residence in the 800 block of Mulberry Street. Beavers is accused of striking his girlfriend during an altercation at the residence. Beavers was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with domestic battery. Beavers was held pending the posting of bond.
On 11/15/2017, at approximately 8:00 AM, the Wabash County 911 Center received complaints of a tractor striking multiple telephone poles in the 1200 block of Market Street. Callers reported that the tractor was dragging part of the poles down College Drive. A Wabash County Deputy located the tractor and the driver. The driver was identified as Christopher D. Woolard, age 31, of Owensville. It was reported that Woolard admitted to striking mailboxes along way but denied striking the telephone poles. Mt. Carmel City Police arrested Woolard and cited him for leaving the scene of an accident. Woolard was released after posting $150.00 cash bond. In total three mail boxes were struck and fice telephone poles belonging to Frontier Communication were struck. The tractor belonging to Haase Farms had minor damage.
A narcotics investigation conducted by the Mt .Carmel Police has resulted in an Indiana man being arrested for delivery of methamphetamine. On November 15, Dickie J. Coomer, age 39, of Princeton, Indiana was arrested by Pike County, Indiana authorities after Wabash County issued a warrant for his arrest. Coomer is accused of selling methamphetamine to a Mt. Carmel Police Department Confidential Source. Coomer is awaiting extradition from Indiana to Illinois. Coomer’s bond on the warrant is $3,000.00 cash. The arrest of Coomer is a result of a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the Mt. Carmel Police Department. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 11/16/2017, Mt. Carmel Police arrested 79 year old Margaret “Peggy” Kolb of Mt. Carmel after she continuously called Mt. Carmel Police Department. Kolb is accused of calling the Mt. Carmel Police Department at least 28 times in a short amount of time without having a valid complaint. Officers went to the home on two occasions to check on Kolb and when she didn’t need assistance they told her to only call if there was an emergency. Kolb continued to call the police department without an emergency. Police returned a third time and found Kolb to be on the telephone. Kolb stated she didn’t need assistance and that she didn’t have an emergency. Kolb was subsequently arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with harassment by telephone. Kolb is being held pending the posting of $150.00. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.