Courts Police and Fire

Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Sept. 1, 2015)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Aug. 23-29:

— On Aug. 29, a one-vehicle motorcycle accident was reported at 400 E. County Road 1400 North, near Sibley.

— On Aug. 29, sheriff’s deputies handled a domestic dispute in Melvin.

— On Aug. 29, a male was reported wandering around Piper City without his pants on.


Paxton police blotter (Sept. 1, 2015)

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


Hostility on display between sheriff, 911 coordinator at meeting

PAXTON — Continued hostility between Ford County’s sheriff and 911 coordinator was on public display during a recent meeting of the Ford County Board and Ford County 911 Emergency Telephone System Board.


Commission to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in courtroom

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Building Commission voted Friday to spend up to $10,500 to address sound issues in the main courtroom in the Ford County Courthouse.

Commissioners voted 4-0 to hire Todd McNutt of Gibson City-based McNutt Consulting Services (MCS) to adjust the courtroom’s speaker system to fix the sound issues.


Pair arrested — one still at large — after 4 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

MILFORD — Two Danville men were arrested Sunday in Iroquois County after police found 4 pounds of suspected marijuana and $750 cash in their vehicle.


Pair linked to series of burglaries, vehicle thefts in western Iroquois County

GILMAN — Two men arrested recently for retail theft have been linked to several burglaries and vehicle thefts in western Iroquois County, the sheriff’s office said in an Aug. 26 news release.

Juan Perez, 18, of Gilman, and Aaron Tuttle, 19, of Danforth, were arrested for retail theft in Watseka on Aug. 20.


PBL schools placed on soft lockdown after students hear possible threats

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district was placed on a soft lockdown Thursday afternoon after two PBL Eastlawn School students reported they heard two men making threatening statements while children were outside during recess.


Murder victim's family wants maximum prison sentence

MILFORD — The family of Jonathan D. Rubin, the Gilman gas station clerk who was gunned down by a masked man in 2012, said his killer should receive the maximum possible term in prison.


Man who shot gas station clerk over denial of pack of cigarettes convicted of murder

WATSEKA — An Iroquois County man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday night for fatally shooting a gas station clerk who had denied him the purchase of a pack of cigarettes.

A 12-member Iroquois County jury deliberated for about four hours before reaching its guilty verdict against Andrew M. Condon, 36, of rural Ashkum.


22-year-old gets 4 years in prison for having sex with 14-year-old

PAXTON — A 22-year-old Sibley man has been sentenced to four years in prison for having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on three occasions last March.

Ryan W. Young, 22, pleaded guilty June 29 to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced Tuesday by Ford County Circuit Judge Matt Fitton.


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