Courts Police and Fire

Murder suspect wants incident at jail barred from his trial

WATSEKA — On the deadline for his attorney to file final pretrial motions, murder suspect Andrew M. Condon asked an Iroquois County judge to bar the prosecution from referencing at his trial a recent “incident” between himself and jail personnel.


Watseka man jailed for allegedly firing gun at Hoopeston man

HOOPESTON — A Watseka man was being held Friday at the Iroquois County Jail on a $75,000 bond for allegedly firing his gun in the direction of a Hoopeston man early that morning.

Tyler J. Henady, 29, of Watseka was arrested after a 33-year-old Hoopeston man identified Henady as the person who shot at him, according to a news release from the Hoopeston Police Department.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 22, 2014)

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

— Larry J. Watkins, 25, of Rankin, was transferred from the Ford County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Aug. 21. Watkins was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for possession of cannabis (2.5-10 grams).


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 20, 2014)

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


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Aug. 20, 2014)

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

Felonies
• Caroline B. Adkins, 47, of Paxton, for bad checks.
• Donald L. Vanschoyck, 55, of Fisher, for two counts of residential burglary.

Misdemeanors
• Christian M.L. Ward, 20, of Champaign, for possession of drug paraphernalia.


Police urge safe driving in school zones

ASHKUM — As students head back to school, Illinois State Police are reminding Illinois drivers to take safety precautions while driving around schools.

Illinois State Police District 21 Commander Lt. Randy Ness is urging motorists, cyclists, school bus drivers, students and parents about the increased vehicular traffic as well as pedestrian traffic in and around school zones. 


Emergency preparedness encouraged in back-to-school plans

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is joining with local emergency management agencies in Illinois during August to encourage families to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-school plans.


Will County man arrested for DUI

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police released the following list of recent activity in the Paxton Record’s coverage area:


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Aug. 15, 2014)

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

— Thomas W. Porter, 40, of Brazil, Ind., was arrested by Gilman police on Aug. 11 on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

— Michael R. Wisniewski, 21, of Sheldon, was arrested Aug. 11 for unlawful delivery of alcohol to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (Aug. 12, 2014)

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

Felonies
• Kevin J. Kryzanski, 39, of Rantoul, for a violation of the sex offender registry.
• Caroline B. Adkins, 47, of Paxton, for aggravated driving under the influence.
• Jacob R. Kirkley, 37, of Buckley, for possession of a controlled substance.


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