Watseka Police News Release
Watseka Police were called to the 800 block of Franklin Street at 6:39 A.M. regarding a vehicle taken without permission. The vehicle was later located In Woodland.
Watseka Police were called to the 400 block of Ralph Street at 8:28 A.M. regarding a suspicious person, Police were unable to locate anyone in the area,
Watseka Police were called to the 600 Block of Lincoln Avenue at 9:57 A.M. regarding a suspicious person. Police were unable to locate anyway in the area.
Watseka Police were called to a local business in the 500 block of E Walnut at 10:34 A.M. regarding a report of the clerk being threatened with a knife by a customer. Police were then able to review the video and they recognized the suspect as a local resident. Police then located the suspect, Patrick M Laird, 42 Watseka. Laird was charged with Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Once Laird was taken into custody, Police located 2 pills on him and he was charged with Possession of a controlled substance. Laird was transported to the Iroquois County jail,
Watseka Police were called to the Watseka Police Department at 11:46 A.M. regarding a theft.
Watseka Police were called to the 700 block of Grant at 11:54 A.M. regarding threats being made.
Watseka Police assisted the Hoopeston Police Department regarding a hit and run that occurred in Hoopeston at 4:56 P.M. Police were able to locate the vehicle and the case was turned over to Hoopeston PD.
Watseka Police Department were called to the 500 block of E Grant at 6:14 P.M. regarding a syringe and drug equipment being found on the property. Police took the items and disposed of them.
Watseka Police Department were called to the 900 block of N Jefferson at 8:59 P.M. regarding a violation of an order of protection. After a short investigation Police arrested Rebecca L Williams, 45 Watseka. Williams was charged with violation of an order of protection and disorderly conduct. Williams was transported to the Iroquois County jail.