A Missouri man was arrested at a New Windsor campground on Tuesday night after he was found to be in possession of a vehicle reportedly stolen from Missouri.
According to a news release from the Mercer County Sheriff's office, Chad C. Graham, 39, of Barnett, Mo., was arrested at the Shady Lakes campground in New Windsor. The release stated county deputies were called to the campground for a report of a suspicious person, later identified as Mr. Graham.
After talking with Mr. Graham, deputies found him to be in possession of the car, as well as several other items reportedly stolen from "multiple jurisdictions across Illinois and Missouri," according to the release. It was not stated what those items were or from where they allegedly were stolen.
Online records from the Mercer County Circuit Court on Wednesday evening indicated no charges had been filed against Mr. Graham. A spokesman for the Mercer County Sheriff's office could not be reached for additional comment Wednesday.
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.