Courts Police and Fire

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (April 29, 2015)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at www.judici.com:

Felonies
• Armando Santibanez, 22, of Gibson City, for attempted robbery.

Misdemeanors
• Nichol R. Swaim, 22, of Paxton, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needles.


Gibson City police blotter (April 29, 2015)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Jason L. Joslin, 29, of 401 S. State St., Gibson City, for an in-state warrant on April 25.

— Christopher S. Barnwell, 23, of Union, Mo., for failure to wear a seat belt on April 24.


Arrest made in Ludlow Community Center arson

LUDLOW — A Ludlow man is in an Urbana hospital being treated for burns from a fire police believe he set early Sunday in Ludlow.


Gibson City police chief: local vehicle burglaries on rise

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman alerted the city council during Monday night’s meeting of a series of burglaries in town where the perpetrators find unlocked cars and take whatever valuables are visible.

“They’ll do it until we pull up behind them, throw them in the back of the car and take them to jail,” Cushman said.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 29, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Cory Huckleby, 26, of Watseka, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on April 28 to begin serving a seven-day jail sentence he received after being convicted of deceptive practices.


Ludlow police chief: 'I can assure you it was arson'

LUDLOW — A man who broke into the Ludlow Community Center early Sunday morning allegedly set it on fire. Police Chief Joe Navarro saw it all. He was staking out the building.

Navarro said he has a suspect in the blaze.

“I can assure you it was arson,” Navarro said.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 27, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of April 19-25:

— On April 25, several Ford County businesses were checked for alcohol sales compliance. One business sold to an underage buyer, while two others properly asked for identification from the underage buyer before denying the sale.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (April 22, 2015)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court:

Felonies
• Mickey H. Lee, 46, of Piper City, for financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person ($5,000 to $50,000).
• Jason R. Pontious, 38, of Paxton, for aggravated battery in a public place.

Misdemeanors


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 22, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Christopher M. Hofbauer, 31, of Danville, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on April 21 to await transfer to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Hofbauer was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of tampering with anhydrous ammonia equipment.


Trio cited for illegal hunting of wild turkeys near Watseka

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:


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