Paxton Police Blotter (June 12, 2018)

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

➜ No tickets were issued and no injuries were reported after a Loda woman struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle in front of 150 N. Maple St. at 12:57 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The accident occurred when Caroline C. Helregel, 92, of Loda, backed a 2011 Chevrolet into a 2009 Lincoln MKZ owned by Louis Meents of Paxton, causing more than $1,500 in damage.

➜ No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued after a suburban Chicago woman struck an unoccupied, parked vehicle in the parking lot of the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites at 1280 W. Ottawa Road at 11:59 a.m. Saturday, June 9. The accident occurred when Barbara R. Geist, 54, of Waukegan, was driving a 2008 Freightliner semi-trailer. Geist’s truck struck a 2005 Chevrolet Express cargo van owned by David Ivie of Highland, Ind., causing more than $1,500 in damage.

➜ Daren C. Evens, 50, of Paxton, was ticketed for possession of 10 or fewer grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop at 2:48 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the intersection of Pells and Taft streets. Police pulled over the 2012 Dodge Journey that Evens was driving after they allegedly saw him driving 40 mph in a 30-mph speed zone and commit improper traffic lane usage. Upon approaching the vehicle, an officer noticed an odor of cannabis. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the presence of fewer than 2.5 grams of cannabis and a “one-hitter” pipe.

➜ Branden P. Mullis, 23, of Paxton, was ticketed for unsafe backing on a roadway on Tuesday, June 5, following a two-vehicle accident in the 100 block of South Market Street. The accident occurred around 8 p.m. when Mullis was backing out of a parking space in a 2009 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and struck a 2002 GMC Envoy driven by Sarah N. Hawk, 21, of Gibson City, as Hawk’s vehicle was passing by. No injuries were reported.

➜ Linda A. Huntzicker, 65, of Loda, was ticketed for failure to yield the right-of-way on Tuesday, June 5, following a two-vehicle accident at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Patton Street. The accident occurred when Huntzicker was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Impala west on Patton Street and struck a northbound 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Leota F. Genzel, 77, of Paxton, as Genzel’s vehicle was passing through the intersection. Following the accident, Huntzicker was transported to Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City for treatment.

Location (3):Local, Paxton, Ford County


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