Union County Sheriff's Office

A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
Union County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that a new scam has surfaced of a subject(s) falsely representing themselves as working for Ameren Electric.  The subject(s) told the homeowners that there were two electricians in route to turn off their power unless the bill was paid in full. The phone...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for assistance in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.  Townley is a white female, 27 years of age, 5'7", 160 pounds with brown/red hair and blue eyes. She is wanted on...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Friday, June 23, that Polly A. Quintana, 51, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, a Class 1 felony.  Quintana will also serve a...
An audit presentation was the focus of lengthy discussion at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held Friday morning, May 26, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The presentation was given by Kim Meyer of Hudgens & Meyer LLC...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Thursday, April 13, that Dejun Deneil Booker, 36, of Indiana has been sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, both Class 2 felonies.   Booker burglarized a tavern near...

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