Riverton Police Chief: 2 arrested after boy battered outside of Riverton High School

Two Juveniles arrested after after a boy was battered outside of Riverton High School in Riverton, Illinois

Riverton, Illinois – Riverton Chief of Police, Jim Lawley, has confirmed that two Juveniles were arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery and Mob Action, after slamming another kid into the ground and kicking him while he’s on the ground.

After Riverton Police arrived at Riverton High School, the victim was transported to the hospital and treated for a broken arm and other injuries. Chief Lawley confirmed that the juvenile suspects were not Riverton High School Students, but they are picked up and dropped off at the Riverton High School, which is located at 841 3rd St., in Riverton, Illinois.

Although, in the video, there were two boys committing a crime, we inquired if the third person, who was doing the recording, was charged with a crime too. We were told that he was not.

According to a verified source, the students, who were arrested, attend ROE (Sangamon-Menard Regional Office of Education) #51 Safe School, which is located at 2201 Toronto Road in Springfield, Illinois.

The verified source also reported that the students, who were arrested for this incident, were expelled from Riverton Schools which is why they were attending the Safe Schools program. As a result of this criminal act we were told that the students will no longer be allowed on any bus, at any Riverton School events, or on Riverton School District property.


According to ROE #51 website, the Safe Schools program is the result of the Safe Schools Law (PA 89-383) which establishes an alternative educational program serving disruptive youth. It is an open entry and exit program, meaning it has the flexibility to accommodate students who may enter and exit at any given point in time in the educational continuum.

Eligibility includes students currently enrolled in grades 7-12 who meet the criteria established by the Regional Office in conjunction with local schools superintendents such as (but not limited to):

  • Suspended at least twice for a period of 4-10 days for gross misconduct as defined by the Regional Safe Schools Program.
  • Eligible for disciplinary reassignment pursuant to violation of school district “zero tolerance” policies (SB 100).
  • Involved in misconduct that can be demonstrated as serious, repetitive and/or cumulative.
  • Previously remediated at least once by the local school district.
  • The home school is required to provide transportation to and from RSSP programs (Illinois School Code 10:560)

Click here to read our previous story on this incident – (Riverton H.S: “No Comment” after Boy slammed to the ground and kicked several times (Video)

Motorcyclist killed in accident Identified

Motorcyclist Zane J. Feagans, age 21

Springfield, Illinois – Springfield Police responded to 11th and Cornell Ave., yesterday, around 3:58 p.m., for an accident between a Motorcycle and a Blue Explorer SUV.

When officers arrived on scene, Zane J. Feagans, age 21, was unconscious and not breathing. CPR was then administered on Mr. Feagans and he was transported to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Kandi Conaway’s Facebook Post

Many condolences have been left on Mr. Feagan’s facebook page. One poster, who identified herself as a cousin, said, “Literally known you your whole life. I remember watching you and Gabby and Izick learn to ride the dirt bikes. I have watched you grow into a great man. I cannot believe this really happened. We were just with you Saturday and you were out there with all the kids. trying to show them all how to skate. You helped Malakai do the limbo lol. Each time we came over you was always all about the kids. Rest easy cousin. And I pray we get the justice you deserve,” said Kandi Conaway.

Aundray Davis Facebook Post

Another facebook post, which was left by Aundray Davis, said, “I can’t believe you gone bro 😔 last time saw you man you help me out with my car battery, you was a good guy fr (for real) man and you will be missed.”

Izick Feagans Facebook Post

“I love you so much bro I can’t say to much right now, this aint true it can’t be bro it can’t be,” said Izick Feagans in a Facebook Post left on his brothers Facebook page.

$951 dollars taken in first bank robbery; $9,275 taken in second bank robbery

Veronica Nelson, age 36 (Bottom Right) is accused of Bank Robbery after robbing Regions Bank and United Community Bank in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – In a follow up to our previous story – (Suspect learned she was being evicted from her home five days before first Bank Robbery).

We are now bringing out readers details of the bank robbery. According to official reports, on November 22, 2019, a black female subject, who was later identified as Veronica Nelson, walked into the Regions Bank, located at 111 S. Durkin Dr., at approximately 4:55 p.m. wearing a black coat with the words “Pelle Pelle” written vertically down the back. Her face was uncovered and she displayed a handwritten note stating “This is a robbery” and threatened that if the money was not given a bomb would explode. Veronica then obtained $951.00 in cash and put the note and the money into an envelope and put that into a bag and left the bank on foot.

According to “online records,” Veronica was notified that she was being evicted after a summons, for a court appearance, was left with her 14 year old son on November 16 – 5 days before the first bank robbery. According to records, Veronica owed approximately $2,140.75 in delinquent rent. On November 22, before Veronica allegedly robbed Region’s Bank, she went to the Sangamon County Court House and filed paperwork to dispute the eviction, by requesting a bench trial hearing in her eviction case. That eviction hearing was scheduled for November 26 at 9:00 a.m.

But, instead of appearing for that Court hearing on November 26, a black female, who was later identified as Veronica, entered the UCB Bank at 617 Bruns Ln at approximately 11:54 a.m., wearing a large black coat with light colored fur around the hood. Veronica is accused of presenting a handwritten note that stated, “This is a robbery” and threatened that if the money was not given a bomb would explode. Veronica obtained $9,275 in cash and put the money and note into a bag and left the bank on foot.

Springfield Police Detectives obtained video footage from the second incident that showed the suspect parking a maroon colored vehicle that appeared to be a Buick Le Crosse 4-door vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot near the bank. After the bank robbery, Veronica was seen getting into the maroon car and driving west bound on Jefferson St. and turned south onto Churchill Drive.

Thorough out the investigation, Detectives discovered a Veronica Nelson and located her address at 408 Brandywine Rd. On November 27, Detectives went to Veronica’s residence and saw a Maroon Buick LeCrosse 4-door parked in the parking lot. Detectives then observed a female that matched the description of Veronica leave the front door of the apartment complex and get into the maroon car. They then approached Veronica and asked her if she lived in the apartment complex and does she drive the maroon car, and according to the “official report,” Veronica did confirm that she does live in the apartment complex and that she does drive the maroon car. Veronica was then taken to the Springfield Police Department to be questioned.

A search warrant was then obtained and executed at her residence and for the maroon car. Found inside the residence was a jacket that matched the first bank robbery (black coat with the word “Pelle Pelle”) and a second jacket was found that matched the second bank robbery. Detectives also located $7,900 cash in a grocery bag behind the refrigerator in the apartment.

Detectives report that they spoke with Veronica, but she did not provide a statement. Veronica was then arrested and booked into the Sangamon County Jail on pending Criminal Charges. On November 3, Veronica was officially charged by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office with 2 counts of financial institution robbery, a class 1 felony and 2 counts of aggravated robbery, a class 1 felony. Her bond has been set at $500,000 with 10 percent to apply, so she will need to pay $50,000 to be released.

$5 dollars recovered after Donations for Homeless Vets were stolen; GoFundMe Page started

Suspects involved in the theft of Donations for Homeless Veterans

Springfield, Illinois – Springfield Leaks can confirm that an arrest has been made after Donations for Homeless Veterans were stolen from Magro’s Meat and Produce, which is located at 3150 Stanton St. We’re told that the individuals are juveniles and not much can be released about them. We do know that only $5 was recovered from the $1,000 that was stolen. A GoFundMe Page has been set up to help Magro’s continue in their mission of providing donations to Homeless Veterans this Christmas. (Click here for GoFundMe Page)

According to Magro’s Meat and Produce’s manager, Tracy Magro, the money was raised to help feed and shelter homeless Veterans as they get on their feet and begin a new life.

Donations table at Magro’s Meat and Produce, which is located at 315 Stanton St. in Springfield, Illinois

The donation money raised by Magro’s Meat and Produce, goes to Spring Street Veterans Renaissance, which is located at 209 West Scarritt St., and according to their Facebook page, they’re a 15- bed shelter for homeless veterans. The residents are able to live at the shelter for up to two years while they work and save up money. Each Veteran is placed with a case manager to help them deal with the issues they are experiencing. It is estimated that there is 107,000 homeless veterans in the United States and Spring Street Veterans Renaissance has been created to help reduce that number.


Recognize them? Individuals involved in theft of Donations for Homeless Vets at Magro’s Meat

Individuals involved in a theft of Donations for Homeless Veterans from Magro’s Meat and Produce, which is located at 3150 Stanton St.

Springfield, Illinois – In a follow up to our story on the Donations for Homeless Veterans being stolen from Magro’s Meat and Produce, which is located at 3150 Stanton St., we have obtained surveillance photos of the three individuals involved in the incident.


If you recognize any of these individuals, the owners are asking that you contact the Springfield Police Department at 217-788-8325.

Armed Robbery at Head West Sub Shop in Rochester Illinois

Head West Sub Shop located at 450 S. State St., in Rochester IL

Rochester, Illinois – Yesterday, Rochester Police Department, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Illinois State Police, and Springfield Police responded to an armed robbery at Head West Sub Shop located at 450 State St., around 4:55 p.m.

The employee told police that suspect, who was armed with a large gray revolver, came into the store and robbed the store and left on foot.

The suspect was described as a white male, height approximately 5’8 -5’9, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and had a black bandanna covering his face.

Springfield Police also assisted in the armed robbery by stationing officers on South Grand Ave, immediately after the armed robbery, to keep a look out for the suspect just in case the suspect headed to Springfield. In addition, a Springfield K9 Officer was sent to Rochester to assist in tracking the suspect.

A suspect was not immediately taken into custody.

(Video) Donation money for Homeless Vets stolen from Magro’s Meat & Produce in Springfield Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – Today, donations for homeless veterans was stolen from Magro’s Meat & Produce, which is located at 3150 Stanton St.

Click here to view the security video of the incident.

If anyone has any information regarding this theft, they are encouraged to contact police at 217-788-8311 or Magro’s Meat & Produce at 217-679-3161

Riverton H.S: “No Comment” after Boy slammed to the ground and kicked several times (Video)

Riverton, Illinois – A video was sent to Springfield Leaks of two boys attacking another boy outside of Riverton Community High School, located at 841 3rd St.

In the video one boy comes up to the victim and repeatedly asked him a question and then begins to punch the boy in the back of his head while the victim is saying, “I didn’t do anything.” After the victim was slammed to the ground, another male, who is recording the incident tells another boy to “get his ass.” While the victim is on the ground a 3rd boy begins to kick the victim in the back while he is laying on the ground.

According to our source, who provided us with the video, the victim has broken ribs. The source also told us the victim is a new student. At this time, Springfield Leaks can’t confirm if the boys in the video were arrested.

Springfield Leaks did reach out to Riverton Community High School and we spoke with the High School’s Secretary, Crystal Engel. When we first called Crystal, we asked for a media relations personnel and she explained to us that the school doesn’t have one but she would be able to help us with our questions. We then explained to her about the video that we received and she immediately hung up. We called a second time and didn’t receive an answer. On the third call, Crystal said, “No Comment” and before we could ask her a question, she hung up. We then called a fourth time to ask the correct spelling of her (Crystal) name and she hung up. Springfield Leaks did obtain a staff directory and we were able to confirm that we were speaking to Crystal Engel.

Springfield Leaks did reach out to Superintendent, Brad Polanin. We will update this article with his response.


Vehicle Overturned on S. Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, Illinois

Vehicle Accident at 3900 S. Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – Around 1:50 p.m., the Springfield Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident at 3900 S. Veterans Pkwy.

A vehicle was overturned and according to First Responders, there was one person, a woman, inside the vehicle at the time. The woman, in the overturned vehicle, was removed by firefighters and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second individual, who was a male, in a separate vehicle, was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Vehicle Accident at 3900 S. Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, Illinois

Vehicle Accident at 3900 S. Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, Illinois

Breaking News: Armed Robbery at another Boost Mobile in Springfield Illinois

Armed Robbery at Boost Mobile, located at 2112 S. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois – Springfield Police were called to Boost Mobile, located at 2112 S. MacArthur Blvd., for an Armed Robbery.

The employee at the business told police that the the suspects ran behind the business in the alleyway and attempted to rob the store and were armed with a gun.

The suspects were described as two young black males approximately 5’9 – 5’10, 160 – 170 lbs, both had a black hoodie, and the other black male had a yellow bandanna over his face.

According to initial reports, nothing was taken in this Armed Robbery. Two K9 Dogs were dispatched out to the scene in an attempt to locate the suspects.

No immediate arrests were made for this Armed Robbery.

This is the second Armed Robbery at a Boost Mobile location in Springfield, Illinois. The other armed robbery occurred on December 3, 2019 – Click here to read story.