GIBSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:
➜ Mark E. Cleveland, 23, of Bloomington, for disobeying a stop sign on Sunday, April 21.
➜ Stephany R. Kaeb, 24, of rural Paxton, for speeding on Tuesday, April 16.
➜ Debra S. Vanhoorebeke, 55, of 217 S. State St., Gibson City, for accumulation of junk and debris on Monday, April 15.
PAXTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:
➜ Joshua A. Geiren Amos, 30, of Clarksville, Tenn., was arrested for unlawful use/possession of a weapon, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked driver’s license and was also ticketed for illegal transportation of alcohol and operating an uninsured vehicle during a traffic stop at 11:13 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the intersection of Illinois 9 and Ford County Road 1800 East near Paxton’s west edge. The traffic stop was conducted after a Paxton police officer saw a 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 parked in the area of Suni’s Plain to Insane Cycles, 1065 W. Ottawa Road, and the vehicle quickly left as the officer was approaching. After eventually stopping the vehicle, the officer found that the driver, Geiren Amos, had a revoked driver’s license out of Tennessee. The officer also noticed an odor of alcohol coming from Geiren Amos, who subsequently failed field-sobriety tests. Geiren Amos refused to submit to a breath test after being arrested and taken to the Ford County Jail. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded pistol inside the glovebox and an AK pistol in the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was seized by police under city ordinance.
➜ Brendan F. King, 35, of Paxton, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and on an in-state warrant and was also ticketed for endangering the life/health of a child during a traffic stop at 9:01 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the 400 block of South Railroad Avenue. The traffic stop was conducted after a Paxton police officer, who was aware that King had an active Ford County warrant, saw him driving. During the traffic stop, King allegedly failed field-sobriety tests. King refused to submit to a breath test after being arrested and taken to the Ford County Jail. King was ticketed for endangering the life/health of a child because he allegedly left his two children — a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old — at home alone. King’s vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, which was seized by police under city ordinance.
➜ Mark A. Lindley, 57, of Paxton, was arrested for domestic battery on Monday, April 15, after Paxton police responded around 11:20 p.m. to a domestic situation in progress at 656 W. Franklin St. Lindley allegedly battered a household member.
IROQUOIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:
➜ A 79-year-old Danforth man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident in rural Danforth in Iroquois County. The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased in a news release Tuesday as Lloyd G. Anderson. Police said Mr. Anderson was driving east on County Road 2300 North when he failed to stop at the intersection with County Road 200 East, where his vehicle struck a southbound vehicle driven by Nicholaus G. Oliver, 27, of Onarga. Mr. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Anderson’s passenger, Levi A. Lewis, 32, of Gilman, was released with minor injuries. Oliver was transported to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee with what police described as serious injuries. Oliver was ticketed for driving with a suspended driver’s license and failure to wear a seat belt.
➜ Damario R. Crawford, 19, of Sheldon, was arrested by Sheldon police on a Kankakee County warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle on Saturday, April 20.
➜ Destiny A. Flatt, 24, of Sheldon, was arrested by Sheldon police on a Kankakee County warrant on Saturday, April 20.
➜ Karen A. Coffey, 51, of Sheldon, was arrested by Sheldon police for driving with a suspended driver’s license on Friday, April 19.
➜ Jeffrey M. Reed, 24, of Watseka, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for driving with a suspended driver’s license and ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and no valid registration on Friday, April 19.
➜ Christopher Durr, 32, of Magee, Miss., turned himself in at the Iroquois County Jail on Friday, April 19. Durr was wanted on an Effingham County warrant for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
➜ Odin D. Koch, 19, of Sheldon, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on an Iroquois County warrant for a petition to revoke probation on Tuesday, April 16.
➜ Donald A. Malone, 31, of Gilman, was arrested by Gilman police for aggravated domestic battery on Tuesday, April 16.
➜ No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued following a one-vehicle accident near Danforth on Tuesday, April 16. The accident occurred when Kendra L. Shule, 31, of Ashkum, was driving west on County Road 2400 North, near County Road 1300 East, and she was unable to avoid striking a deer that had entered the roadway. The vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage.
DISTRICT 21 ILLINOIS STATE POLICE
ASHKUM — District 21 Illinois State Police at Ashkum released the following list of recent activity in the area:
➜ Ronald A. Rodriguez, 21, of Chicago, was arrested for possession of 100-500 grams of cannabis, possession of 100-500 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended driver’s license and was also ticketed for speeding during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 in Iroquois County on Saturday, April 20. The traffic stop was conducted after a state trooper patrolling the interstate saw a vehicle being driven by Rodriguez traveling at a high rate of speed on southbound I-57 near milepost 291 around 4:40 p.m. A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of 168.5 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
➜ Sandra A. Finch, 55, of North Chesterfield, Va., was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and ticketed for improper traffic lane usage, operating an uninsured vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver on Thursday, April 11, after state police responded to a crash around 7:38 p.m. on southbound Interstate 57 at milepost 287 in Iroquois County. The driver of the crashed vehicle, Finch, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. A state trooper later arrived at the hospital and spoke with Finch, who allegedly showed signs of alcohol and drug impairment.
➜ District 21 Illinois State Police issued 533 traffic citations and 973 written warnings in March, including 10 for driving under the influence and 51 for failure to wear a seat belt. There were also 20 criminal arrests made. District 21 troopers also assisted 189 motorists, conducted 158 motor carrier inspections and investigated 58 traffic crashes. There was two fatal crashes investigated in District 21 — which encompasses Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties — in March.
➜ District 21 Illinois State Police issued 26 traffic tickets, including 17 for failure to wear a seat belt, to go along with nine written warnings during Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols conducted in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on Wednesday, April 17. District 21 Illinois State Police will again conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford counties on May 15, May 20 and May 22. The special patrols focus on making sure all vehicle occupants — those in the front and back seats — are wearing seat belts as required by Illinois law.