Courts Police and Fire

Attorney wants official misconduct case thrown out

WATSEKA — An elected township road commissioner’s attorney is asking an Iroquois County judge to dismiss the official misconduct case against his client because a grand jury’s indictment fails to explain how he violated any law.

Watseka attorney Ronald Boyer filed a motion on April 3 to dismiss the indictment against Daniel L. Bauer, 54, of Cissna Park.


Arrest warrants issued for two Paxton men

PAXTON — Arrest warrants have been issued for two men who allegedly stole a car at a Paxton gas station just hours after one of them was released from the Ford County Jail.

Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said Frank A. Zamiar Jr., 19, of Paxton, and Nicholas S. Klein, 25, of Paxton, formerly of Rantoul, had not been located as of Thursday.


Ford County Circuit Court Cases (April 16, 2014)

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

Felonies
• Robert W. Schubert, 33, of Gibson City, for burglary.
• Steven M. Mathes, 20, of Gibson City, for burglary.
• Justin A. Jesse, 19, of Gibson City, for burglary.

Misdemeanors


Gibson City police blotter (April 16, 2014)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Adam J. O’Brien-Basham, 23, of Chatsworth, for possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and muffler violations on April 11.


Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 16, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of April 6-12:


2nd teen pleads guilty in Paxton church burglary

PAXTON — A second teen-ager has admitted his involvement in a burglary at a Paxton church and an attempted break-in at a local restaurant.

Frank A. Zamiar Jr., 19, of Paxton, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted burglary, a Class 3 felony, as part of a plea agreement negotiated between his attorney, Harvey Welch, and Ford County State’s Attorney Matt Fitton.


Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 14, 2014)

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


Ford County state's attorney candidates have until April 25 to submit resumes

PAXTON — Attorneys interested in filling the to-be-vacated Ford County state’s attorney position are being asked to submit a “letter of intent” and their resume for consideration by the Ford County Board.

The deadline to apply for the position is 4:30 p.m. April 25.


Man arrested on weapons charges a suspect in Hoopeston shooting

HOOPESTON — A 44-year-old Lafayette, Ind., man who was arrested earlier this week on weapons charges is also a suspect in the March 9 fatal shooting at a Hoopeston motel, according to authorities.

Chief Mark Drollinger said police believe Carlos L. Suarez was involved in the death of 40-year-old Bruce L. Eldridge of Hoopeston at the Downtown Motel, though he declined to elaborate.


District 21 Illinois State Police blotter (April 10, 2014)

ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police released the following list of recent activity:


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