Courts Police and Fire

Public works director pleads guilty to petty offense

PAXTON — Paxton’s public works department director pleaded guilty to reckless driving Tuesday in Ford County Circuit Court, after State’s Attorney Andrew Killian agreed to reduce the offense from a Class A misdemeanor to a petty offense.

Mark J. LeClair, 59, of Paxton, was ordered to pay fines and court costs totaling $524, court records show.


Police Blotter (Dec. 13, 2017)

All subjects listed below are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

FORD COUNTY
The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Dec. 8-11:


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Dec. 13, 2017)

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

Felonies
• Jillian M. Kief, 34, of Roberts, for obstructing justice and resisting a peace officer.

Misdemeanors
• Joshua R. Battles, 37, of Rantoul, for possession of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis.


Paxton Police Blotter (Dec. 12, 2017)

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


Drug bust in rural Watseka results in four arrests

WATSEKA — Four people were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after police found about 1,200 grams of cannabis, 129 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, numerous vials of liquid THC and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, along with $1,100 in cash, during a search of a rural Watseka home.


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Dec. 6, 2017)

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


Police Blotter (Dec. 6, 2017)

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


Police Blotter (Nov. 30, 2017)

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


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Nov. 30, 2017)

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

Felonies
• Noah Ringel, 35, of Gibson City, for eight counts of possession/use of a weapon/firearm by a felon.
• Gary L. Frump, 74, of Hoopeston, no offense listed.


Trio face weapons charges after gun fired out of car in Rantoul

URBANA — Two Loda men and one Rankin man were arrested on weapons charges following an incident Thanksgiving evening in rural Rantoul.


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