PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
➜ Cherie Defrancisco-Rude, 58, of Rankin, was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license during a traffic stop at 10:57 a.m. Sunday, April 14, in the 500 block of West Center Street. The traffic stop was conducted after an officer, who was aware that Defrancisco-Rude’s license was suspended, saw her driving a 2003 GMC Safari van, which was seized by police under city ordinance.
➜ Kelli C. Bronson, 33, of Loda, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and ticketed for driving without headlights during a traffic stop at 1:22 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and State Street. The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving was seized by police under city ordinance.
➜ A 15-year-old male from Rantoul was arrested for driving with no valid driver’s license and ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle during a traffic stop at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Patton Street. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu the juvenile was driving was seized by police under city ordinance. The juvenile was later released to his parents.
➜ Laci S. Benningfield, 27, of Paxton, was arrested for domestic battery, obstruction of justice and on five in-state warrants after police were called to 425 E. Patton St. at 8:08 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in reference to a domestic situation. Upon arrival, police spoke with Benningfield, who initially provided a fake name. Police later determined her correct name and found that she had five in-state warrants for her arrest, including four out of Sangamon County.
➜ John L. Lathrom, 56, of Mansfield, was ticketed for failure to yield at an intersection on Tuesday, April 2, following a two-vehicle accident at the unmarked intersection of Fulton and Union streets that occurred around 4:14 p.m. The accident occurred when Lathrom was driving a 1995 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck west on Fulton Street and failed to yield the right-of-way to a southbound 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Kasey M. Northway, 29, of Paxton. Northway’s vehicle struck Lathrom’s. A child in Northway’s vehicle was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of injuries sustained.