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, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2013. There are 26 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A new passenger car has been placed on the Coal Valley railroad, and R.R. Cable is running the trains at present. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue preached a convincing sermon on the need of a new First Methodist Church in Rock Island 1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. W.S. Marquis preached his farewell sermon at Broadway Presbyterian Church to the combined congregations from First Methodist, First Baptist, United Presbyterian and South Park Presbyterian churches. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's mayor is seeking to enforce the rules governing PWA projects in the city which state that local men are to be hired for the work. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Argus Santa Claus requests that the names of needy Rock Island boys and girls through 12 years of age be registered by parents or guardians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11or Dec. 14. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Alcoa and its employee union have reached tentative agreement on a 43-month labor contract covering about 7,500 workers at six plants, including 1,900 employees at Alcoa's Davenport Works, company and union officials said today.