A Rock Island man was arrested Monday night after allegedly causing three hit-and-runs in Rock Island while intoxicated.
James Calvin Edgcomb, 47, address unknown, remained in the Rock Island County Jail on Tuesday night on a $15,000 bond pending an initial appearance in Rock Island County Circuit Court. He is expected to be charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations.
A public incident report indicates hit-and-runs occurred at 6:07 p.m. near30th Street and 7th Avenue, at 6:16 p.m. near38th Street and 14th Avenue and at 6:18 p.m. near 20th Street and 5th Avenue.No serious injuries were reported as a result of the incidents, according to Rock Island Deputy Police Chief Jeff VenHuizen.
Police received a 911 call shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday from a man in the area of 20th Street and 5th Avenue in Rock Island who claimed his vehicle had been rear-ended, according to Deputy Chief VenHuizen. Information regarding the two other incidents was not available on Tuesday evening.
Officers soon located Mr. Edgcomb in the area of 17th Street and 10th Avenue, according to an arrest report. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, police said.
Mr. Edgcomb also was found to be in possession of a crack pipe and a number of pills that were not prescribed to him, according to Deputy Chief VenHuizen.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.