A 62-year-old man was arrested at the Amtrak station Saturday after officers found him with more than 500 grams of suspected heroin.
Donny Soul, of Inglewood, Calif., was arrested for possession and intent to deliver. Officers were conducting a routine check of the station when they observed Soul exit a train at a pace “faster than all the rest of the passengers,” according to police records.
Officers asked if he was carrying illegal drugs. Soul responded “no” and invited them to search his suitcase. Upon investigation, officers found a plastic vacuum bag that contained “a hard dark-colored chunky substance” that officers believed to be drugs.
Soul agreed to cooperate with officers, but said he “didn’t want to get killed.”
A 51-year-old Galesburg man was arrested at Knox College Sunday for criminal trespassing.
Knox Campus Safety officers confronted John L. Mixon of the 400 block of Maple Ave., after he had been identified as a “banned subject.” When asked why he was on campus, Mixon said, “Ah, yeah, I was just passing through. Just gonna go home now.” When officers arrived, he again stated he would go home.
Mixon was placed under arrest. Officers noted in the arrest report that he had a “sealed package of polish sausage,” for which he did not have a bag or receipt. Mixon was taken to the Knox County Jail for processing.
A pair of campus incidents are still under investigation by the Galesburg Police Department, but suspects have been identified in both, according to Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf.
In a Sept. 13 battery incident, in which a female student was inappropriately touched near Post Hall, a suspect has been identified as a result of a photo lineup.
Thus far, multiple attempts have been made by GPD to locate the suspect at home, Schlaf said.
With regard to the other incident, the Sept. 15 residential burglary at Culinary House, 265 S. Academy St., GPD has not yet successfully made contact with the suspect.
The burglary occurred when the suspect, who was acquainted with a resident there, entered the house and stole $4,400 worth of laptops. The suspect was reportedly observed near campus after the burglary but was not ultimately located.