Police Blotter (Oct. 29, 2015)

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

— Matthew C. Arends, 22, of 1041 E. Bogardus St., Paxton, was arrested for criminal damage to property for allegedly kicking a door, causing damage to it, during a verbal argument with his father at their residence at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

— Timmy M. Fayard, 36, of 5 Weaver Court, was arrested for driving on a revoked license and ticketed for no rear registration light during a traffic stop at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Holmes Street. The 2005 Chevrolet Equinox that Fayard was driving was seized by police.

— Andrew C. Thompson, 21, of rural Paxton, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and ticketed for no taillights during a traffic stop at 2:31 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the intersection of Summer and Park streets.

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

— Scott A. Williamson, 38, of Rantoul, for two counts of retail theft of Oct. 24.

— Samantha R. Schoonover, 20, of 202 W. State St., Paxton, for operating an uninsured vehicle on Oct. 24.

— Brianna E. Coffey, 27, of 206 S. Elm St., Loda, for expired registration on Oct. 24.

— Michael J. Kelly, 34, of Champaign, for operating an uninsured vehicle on Oct. 22.

— Thane E. Schaffer, 24, of Forrest, for operating an uninsured vehicle on Oct. 20.

— Derek K. Roesch, 19, of rural Saybrook, for unlawful restraint, stalking, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting, obstructing or disarming a police officer, and two counts of domestic battery on Oct. 17.

— Cody A. Corrivean, 19, of Milford, for operating an uninsured vehicle on Oct. 16.
— David I. Hernandez-Martinez, 29, of Bloomington, for no valid driver’s license on Oct. 14.

The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of Oct. 18-24:

— On Oct. 24, a commercial burglary report was taken in Piper City.

— On Oct. 24, a residential garage was reported burglarized in Piper City.

— On Oct. 24, Paxton police assisted a sheriff’s deputy with a person who walked off from the Paxton Health Care & Rehab nursing home.

— On Oct. 23, a suspicious person was reported in Melvin.

— On Oct. 23, a theft was reported in rural Paxton.

— On Oct. 22, a fraud complaint was received from a Melvin resident.

— On Oct. 21, criminal damage to property was reported in Melvin.

— On Oct. 21, a residential panic alarm was received from a Paxton residence. The alarm’s cause was owner error.

— On Oct. 21, a loud noise complaint in Piper City was received.

— On Oct. 21, a fraud complaint was taken in Piper City.

— On Oct. 20, an unfounded report of animal cruelty was investigated in Piper City.

— On Oct. 20, sheriff’s deputies assisted Illinois State Police with an accident involving a semi-trailer that rolled over on Illinois 47 at Ford County Road 700 North, near Gibson City.

— On Oct. 19, a safe was found in a drainage ditch in rural Piper City.

— On Oct. 18, sheriff’s deputies mediated a domestic dispute in Melvin.

— During the week, sheriff’s deputies handled two civil matters and issued five traffic citations.

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

— Christopher A. Voss, 25, of Watseka, was arrested by Onarga police on Oct. 29 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred after police were called to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of South Evergreen Street in Onarga and searched Voss’ vehicle and person.

— Jeffrey A. Green, 35, of Clarence, was transported from the Ford County Jail to the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 28. Green was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for a writ of body attachment on a prior driving under the influence charge.

— Jonathan L. Farris, 33, of Watseka, turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 28 to begin serving a 60-day jail sentence he received after being convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon.

— A 17-year-old boy from Gilman who was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant was arrested by Gilman police on Oct. 28.

— Adele R. Newman, 35, of Woodland, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and no valid registration on Oct. 25, following a hit-and-run accident in Iroquois. A witness reported that a car was traveling north on South Main Street when it swerved across the center line and struck a parked vehicle in the drive at 103 S. Main St. The witness notified police of the description of the vehicle and its last known direction of travel. Sheriff’s deputies were able to quickly locate a vehicle matching the description, with damage matching the accident. Deputies found the vehicle being driven by Newman.

— Raymond F. Schordie, 53, of Papineau, was arrested Oct. 25 on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections warrant.

— No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a single-vehicle accident in rural Onarga on Oct. 22. The accident occurred when Brennan S. Whitlock, 22, of Gilman, was driving east on County Road 1300 North, near County Road 780 East, and swerved to miss a small animal, causing her vehicle to enter the south ditch and strike a utility pole. The accident resulted in damages greater than $1,500.

— A 14-year-old girl from Watseka who was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant turned herself in at the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 21.

— Chad A. Walwer, 30, of Watseka, was transported from the Newton County Jail in Kentland, Ind., to the Iroquois County Jail on Oct. 21. Walwer was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for felony retail theft.

District 21 Illinois State Police troopers will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREPs) in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on Nov. 1, Nov. 18 and Nov. 19. The patrols involve troopers targeting an area with a focus on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. Safety belt enforcement zones will also be set up.


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