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PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
— Paxton police assisted with a broken-down Amtrak train in the railroad cut in downtown Paxton for three hours Sunday night. At 8:37 p.m., Ford County dispatchers advised the police department there was a northbound Amtrak train that had lost power due to a mechanical failure between the Dollar General and True Value stores. The train, headed for Chicago, had 180 passengers on board, including two infants. Because it had lost power, there was no air conditioning in the train; due to the heat, several passengers were removed, as well as the two infants, in the railroad cut by the True Value. Officers went on board and tried to get the passengers calmed down. Meanwhile, Amtrak advised that it would have service personnel arrive in an hour or two. Paxton police then paged the Paxton fire department and Emergency Response Service, which brought ice and bottled water for the passengers. When service personnel arrived, they got the train running, and the train then moved to the crossing at Ford County Road 500 North to load the parents and the infants so they would not have to go back into the railroad cut. The train then headed out of Paxton about 11:30 p.m.
Notices to appear
— Kenneth R. Lyons, 23, of 217 E. Pells St., was issued a notice to appear in court at 8:30 p.m. June 5 for allowing a dog to run at large.
— Three reports of storage buildings being broken into were received recently. The first, at 3 Centennial Drive (behind Subway), was handled by the Ford County Sheriff’s Office because the property was not in Paxton’s city limits. The second incident, which occurred between June 4 and June 14, was at D&S Mini Warehouses, 645 S. Market St. Numerous miscellaneous items were stolen from a storage shed, and the lock to the shed was cut off and then a new lock was installed. Officers responded to a second report of a break-in at D&S on Monday night.
— A hit-and-run accident was reported at 8:30 p.m. June 5 in the 400 block of West Franklin Street. A 2009 Pontiac Wave, owned by Amanda D. Martin of Gibson City, was struck on the driver’s side by an unknown vehicle, causing over $1,500 in damage.
— Damage to a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck owned by Richard P. Kryzanski of Paxton was reported at 3:33 p.m. June 10 in the 1100 block of Park Terrace. The vehicle was found with several scratches made by an undetermined object on the passenger side of the truck. The crime is believed to have occurred between June 6 and June 10 while Kryzanski was in Chicago.
— A burglary was reported June 9 in the 200 block of East Patton Street. Craig L. Shedd, of 227 E. Patton St., reported that someone entered his garage and a Ford Bronco that was parked inside it. Someone took the keys out of the vehicle and also stole a weed-eater valued at $200 and red Milwaukee Sawzall valued at $200. The crime is believed to have occurred between June 2 and June 9.
— Syed B. Rizvi, 64, who listed an address at the Paxton Inn, 980 W. Ottawa Road, was arrested for criminal sexual abuse and battery on Friday for allegedly fondling a 44-year-old female employee of the motel. Rizvi is the owner of the motel.
— Rodney Peterson, 51, of 436 N. Market St., was arrested for a probation violation at 7 p.m. Friday at his residence after officers received a report that he was inside a business in the 700 block of South Railroad Avenue and had fallen down and appeared to be intoxicated. Officers found out he was on probation and was ordered not to consume alcohol.
— Michael J. Kennedy, 31, of 355 E. Summer St., Apt. A, was arrested for violation a sex offender registration requirement. Kennedy allegedly failed to disclose he had a Facebook account and email account.
— Kevin G. Deck, 53, of 11 Loreen Drive, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Paxton IGA, 144 W. Pells St. The vehicle he was driving was seized.
— A 17-year-old male was charged with possession of tobacco by a minor after officers found him in possession of cigarettes at 12:25 a.m. June 12 in the 100 block of South Market Street.
— Meredith M. Mahon, 27, of 600 N. American St., was ticketed for disobeying a traffic-control device during a traffic stop at 4:43 p.m. June 8 at the intersection of Patton and High streets.
— Sandra K. Brutlag, 47, of Sheldon, was ticketed for disobeying a traffic-control device during a traffic stop at 1:58 p.m. June 8 at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Patton Street.
— Kelsey M. Stagen, 20, of 360 E. Patton St., was ticketed for speeding (60 mph in a 45-mph zone) during a traffic stop at 6:23 p.m. June 15.