Piatt County Journal-Republican, 07/28/2015
Story and photo: Steve Hoffman - Used by permission
A $53,000 private donation has helped the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office purchase and equip a Chevy Tahoe SUV for its K-9 unit.
Investigation into a methamphetamine ring in the Cerro Gordo area resulted in the arrest of 12 suspects.
Last September, the Piatt County Sheriff's department was asked by Cerro Gordo police to look into the possible meth ring in the Cerro Gordo area. Sherrif's investigator, J. D. Russell said that by December, at least seven suspected manufacturing locations had been found.
Two Decatur men along with a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the armed robberies of the Monticello and Bement Subway sandwich shops. They are also being charged in connection with a Macon County robbery.
On Saturday, 03-08-2014, at approximately 7:41 PM, two subjects entered the Monticello IL Subway from the Charter street entrance. Both subjects were wearing dark colored clothing. One was wearing a red colored devil costume mask, the second was wearing a dark colored ski mask with a dark colored paint ball style mask over the ski mask.