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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.