MATTOON, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The following has been released by the Mattoon Police Department:
November 14, 2018
- Mattoon Police arrested James H. Macaluso, 39 years of age of Janesville, IL, for the offenses of Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving While License Suspended, and for an active Coles County Warrant. The arrest occurred on 11/14/2018 at 9:12am at 9thStreet and Old State Road in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 11/14/18 while on South 9th Street near Old Sate Road, police stopped a vehicle Mr. Macaluso was operating for traffic violations, and during the time of the stop, Mr. Macaluso was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine. Police also discovered Mr. Macaluso was wanted out of Coles County for pretrial violations, and also that he had been operating the motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Mr. Macaluso was taken to the Coles County Jail.
- Mattoon Police arrested Nathaniel W. Baker, 21 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Aggravated Domestic Battery. The arrest occurred on 11/14/2018 at 6:36pm in the 2600 block of Richmond Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that on 11/13/2018 while in the 1400 block of Dewitt, Mr. Baker struck a 2 month old child in the face in an attempt to get the child to stop crying, causing bruising and redness to the child’s face. Mr. Baker was taken to the Coles County Jail.
- Mattoon Police arrested Nathan S. Wheeler, 24 years of age of Mattoon, for a Violation of Sex Offender Registration. The arrest occurred on 11/14/2018 at 7:24pm in the 400 block of Dewitt Ave in Mattoon. The charge alleges that for the past 5 months, Mr. Wheeler purposely registered as a sex offender with police as residing at an address different from where he had actually been staying. Mr. Wheeler was taken to the Coles County Jail.
-ALL PERSONS LISTED ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN THE COURT OF LAW-