Looking back on crime in 2012
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Criminal stories in 2012 that made headlines
Quincy Police are ending the year trying to find the person responsible for the death of a woman whose body was found dead following an October fire.
The body of Nancy Streitmatter was found by firefighters following a fire at a woodworking business at 219 Oak. Autopsy results showed Streitmatter died of a head injury. Follow this link for more.
A Quincy man awaits a trial after being accused of shooting two men at a biker hangout in Liberty.
Michaelangelo Gomez was arrested following the October 27 shooting at the Midwest Percenter’s Club in Liberty. Two men, Robert Morrell of Hannibal and Timothy Jackson of Roodhouse, were shot at the Club, then treated and released from Blessing Hospital.
Gomez is accused of shooting the two men and faces two attempted first degree murder charges, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. Gomez was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on November 15. Click here for the story.
A Quincy man lost his law license and pleaded guilty to stealing money from his clients.
Devin Cashman was named in a complaint last year with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission that alleges he used client funds without permission for personal use. Cashman pled guilty to two counts of Theft over $500 - both Class 3 felonies. He avoided jail time and was sentenced to two years of conditional discharge, fined $3,000 and must perform 500 hours of community service.
He was disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court. Click here for testimony.
And law enforcement continues to deal with the scourge of meth as the arrests piled up throughout 2012. We don’t have the time to mention the names of all those who were arrested for manufacturing and selling the drug and, unfortunately, we don’t know the true impact of what this deadly substance is doing to our community, but we can tell you that we had more than 100 stories over the past year that dealt with methamphetamine-related crimes.