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ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police will be conducting special patrols on Tuesday, March 17, in Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee counties, focusing on drivers’ and their passengers’ compliance with seat-belt laws.
WATSEKA — Eleven people were indicted for felony crimes by an Iroquois County grand jury on Feb. 11.
The indictments were announced in a news release sent to media outlets by State’s Attorney Jim Devine. However, Devine refused to send the news release to the Paxton Record, which later obtained it through a Freedom of Information Act request.
PEORIA — A Gibson City man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for federal mail fraud and other charges for selling a product that prosecutors said led to the death of fish in ponds and lakes across the country.
PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Feb. 15-21:
— On Feb. 21, Collin Movern of Piper City was arrested for possession of cannabis during a traffic stop in Piper City.
— On Feb. 21, Caroline Meyers of Elmhurst was arrested for possession of cannabis during a traffic stop in Piper City.
Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:
• Michael S. Vangilder, 35, of Cabery, for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child under age 13.
• Mario Wyatt, 28, of Chicago, for burglary, possession of cannabis (under 2.5 grams) and two counts of using a forged credit/debit card (under $300).
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
— Tamika Pettis, 37, of Watseka, was arrested at a rural Watseka address for criminal trespass to land on Feb. 20.
— Dennis L. Bruner, 50, of Watseka, was arrested on an Iroquois County warrant for contempt of court on Feb. 20.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
— Shaylee B. Hill, 23, of 504 S. Wood St., Gibson City, for domestic battery on Feb. 22.
— Michael R. Allen, 32, of 208 N. Elm St., Gibson City, for an in-state warrant on Feb. 19.
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
PAXTON — A mobile home in Paxton sustained minor damage Thursday morning when it caught fire as a space heater was being used to thaw out frozen water lines underneath it.
Paxton Fire Chief Denny Kingren said 10 firefighters and two firetrucks responded around 11 a.m. to the fire at 10 Weaver Court on Paxton’s northeast side.
REILLY — Three sows and several piglets perished when a barn was destroyed by fire in northwest Vermilion County on Wednesday night.
Firefighters from Rankin, Hoopeston, Rossville and Cissna Park responded around 10 p.m. to the fire at 4932 E. 3800 North Road, near Reilly in Butler Township, officials said.