Courts Police and Fire

Gibson City police blotter (Nov. 24, 2014)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
— Rosalio Rivera, 38, of 1116 N. Church St., Gibson City, for driving with a suspended license on Nov. 22.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 24, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Nov. 16-22:

— On Nov. 22, Rueben Mauricio of Piper City was arrested during a traffic stop in Piper City for driving with a suspended license and illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver. He was also ticketed for failure to signal when required.


Judge declines to issue no-contact orders vs. Loda trustee

WATSEKA — An Iroquois County judge declined Monday to issue no-contact orders against a Loda village trustee.

Loda residents Richard and Sandy Coffey and J.R. and Regina Ptacek filed petitions on Nov. 14 seeking no-contact orders against Loda Trustee John Zalaker.


Iroquois County to fund handwriting expert in murder case

WATSEKA — Two handwriting experts are working independently to determine whether murder suspect Andrew M. Condon wrote a letter from jail to one of the prosecution’s witnesses, asking him to change his testimony.


Official misconduct charge vs. road commissioner dismissed

WATSEKA — Iroquois County prosecutors have decided not to proceed with the prosecution of a township road commissioner who was charged with official misconduct in February.

State’s Attorney Jim Devine dismissed the case against Daniel L. Bauer, 55, of Cissna Park, during a Nov. 14 hearing in Iroquois County Circuit Court.


Gilman gas station robbed

GILMAN — Authorities in Iroquois County are investigating a robbery that occurred Friday morning at a Gilman gas station.

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the robbery happened about 5 a.m. Friday, when a Caucasian man, described as about 5-foot-4 in height and weighing 130 pounds, entered Wasmer’s 66 gas station and demanded money from a clerk.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 21, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Nov. 9-15:

— On Nov. 14, Thomas Johnson of Melvin was arrested on a Ford County arrest warrant.

— On Nov. 14, John Kurtenbach of Roberts struck a whitetail deer southwest of Roberts at 1050 E. Illinois 54.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 21, 2014)

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

— Lucas J. Zimmerman, 26, of Kankakee, was transferred from the Kankakee County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Nov. 19. Zimmerman was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for knowingly damaging property.


Charges reduced to misdemeanor; Paxton man sentenced to probation

URBANA — A Paxton man who admitted he took another man’s vehicle earlier this summer has been sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days in jail.

Kyle T. Messer, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd to a reduced charge of misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle.

The charge stemmed from Messer’s June 14 arrest by Rantoul police.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 19, 2014)

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


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