Paxton Police Blotter (Feb. 13, 2013)

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

— The theft of $37 in fuel was reported Feb. 3 at Casey’s General Store, 585 S. Market St. An employee of the gas station told police that a white female in her mid-40s left without paying for the fuel. The woman was last seen driving a white Dodge Intrepid west on Ottawa Road toward Interstate 57.

Traffic accidents
— A 17-year-old Paxton boy was ticketed for failure to yield at an intersection following a two-vehicle accident at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 5 at the intersection of Prospect and Vermilion streets. The accident occurred when the teen’s vehicle was headed west on Prospect Street and failed to yield at the intersection with Vermilion Street, striking a southbound 1999 Dodge pickup truck driven by Jonathan Whitlow, 28, of Potomac. The accident caused more than $1,500 in damage to the truck, owned by the Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton. Whitlow is an employee of the nursing home.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Pells and Taft streets at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 1. The accident occurred when Lynne Y. Westerhout, 41, of Loda, was driving a 2007 Yukon and the front of her vehicle struck the rear of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Rhonda S. Wolfe, 53, of 330 W. Spruce St., Paxton. The vehicle caused more than $1,500 in damage. Westerhout told police she was blinded by sunlight.

— William A. Vanderver Jr., 21, who listed an address in Hartford, Ky., was arrested for  multiple counts of deceptive practice after police received a complaint about a bad check received at the Paxton IGA. The complaint was made at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 29; the check had been received the night prior at 10:30. Police said the check had been written on a closed bank account. After Vanderver was arrested at 537 W. Holmes St., police learned he had also allegedly written bad checks at the two Casey’s General Stores in Paxton. Arrested was his brother, Michael D. Vanderver, 20, of 537 W. Holmes St., for obstructing justice, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card.

— William L. Tyler, 19, of Calumet City, was arrested for possession of cannabis (under 30 grams) during a traffic stop at 12:51 a.m. Feb. 1 on Interstate 57 south of Paxton. Paxton police stopped the vehicle at mile marker 258, after receiving a report from state police about a reckless driver on I-57. Tyler’s 2012 Dodge Charger was seized.

Location (3):Local, Paxton, Ford County


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