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Man arrested after 103 pot plants found in his basement

ST. ANNE — The Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) released the following list of persons arrested by KAMEG agents recently:


Police Blotter (Aug. 24, 2016)

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


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Aug. 24, 2016)

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

Felonies
• Megan C. Hawk, 23, of Paxton, for possession of a controlled substance.

Misdemeanors
• Llaija B. Green, 18, of Paxton, for criminal defacement of property (less than $300 in damage) and battery.


Quarter-cent sales tax hike to be on November ballot in Iroquois County

WATSEKA — Despite Iroquois County voters having rejected ballot proposals for the implementation of a public safety tax three times in the past 10 years, Sheriff Derek Hagen thinks the fourth time just might be the charm.

“I’m optimistic that it’s got a good chance,” the sixth-year sheriff said Monday.


Ford County Circuit Court cases (Aug. 17, 2016)

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

Felonies
• Lee E. Thornton, 58, of Gibson City, for resisting a peace officer and domestic battery with a prior domestic battery conviction.
• James M. Odom, 48, of Gibson City, for driving with a revoked/suspended driver’s license (4-9 offense).


Police Blotter (Aug. 17, 2016)

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


Paxton man to receive 15-year prison term for home invasion

DANVILLE — A 21-year-old Paxton man charged in connection with a home invasion in Rossville has agreed to plead guilty to one count of home invasion, a Class X felony, if Vermilion County prosecutors drop the rest of his charges and cap his prison sentence at 15 years.


Reckless homicide charges filed against rural Paxton man

PAXTON — A 25-year-old rural Paxton man whose alleged drunken driving caused a two-vehicle accident that killed a 19-year-old woman has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.


Gibson City police warn of scam attempts

GIBSON CITY — Ford County residents are again reporting to police that they have been receiving calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service and warning of dire consequences if the recipient of the call does not pay a sum of money immediately.


No injuries in pair of Iroquois County accidents

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


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