Courts Police and Fire

Ford County Circuit Court cases (Feb. 24, 2017)

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

Felonies
• Kelsey R. Bridgwater, 20, of Gibson City, for aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
• Allison Kern, 33, of Kempton, for burglary and writing bad checks.

Misdemeanors


Police Blotter (Feb. 24, 2017)

PAXTON
The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Paxton Police Blotter (Feb. 20, 2017)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Iroquois County elderly citizens being targeted in 'grandkids' scam

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a scam being perpetrated on elderly citizens of the county.

Several elderly citizens have reported receiving telephone calls from persons identifying themselves as “grandkids” and stating that they have been arrested and need bond money to get out of jail.


Coroner's jury rules death in Buckley bar fight a homicide

PAXTON — A Ford County coroner’s jury ruled Wednesday night that the death of a suburban Chicago man following a Christmas Night bar fight in Buckley was a homicide.

The jury said that Daniel K. Connolly, 25, of Lyons, died from positional asphyxiation due to his compromised position while being constrained by others.


Gibson City house fire’s casualties: 2 dogs, 2 cats

GIBSON CITY — A late afternoon house fire in rural Gibson City claimed the lives of two dogs and two cats, but no humans were injured.

Gibson Area Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Kallal said firefighters were called to a blaze at 194 N. Illinois 47, about 2 miles south of Gibson City, at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday.


Suspicious person reported in Watseka area

WATSEKA — The Watseka Police Department is alerting residents that it has received several reports of a suspicious person in the Watseka area.

Citizens have reported that a male approached them during the night at their residences and also while they were walking in public areas. The male has been described as black and short in stature.


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Feb. 15, 2017)

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


Police Blotter (Feb. 15, 2017)

PAXTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:


Inmate who escaped from Watseka jail faces three felonies

WATSEKA — A Cissna Park man who escaped from the Iroquois County Jail last week has been charged with three felonies in connection with the incident.

Christian J. Walder, 18, of the 200 block of West Harrison Street in Cissna Park, escaped from the jail in Watseka on Tuesday, Feb. 7, by jumping through a locked window, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.


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