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Public Safety 04/23/08

Public Safety 04/23/08

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Public Safety for April 23:

IN COURT

A Bloomington man accused of touching a woman on a Bloomington Normal Public Transit System bus was convicted Tuesday of aggravated battery.

Jeffery Davis, 46, of the 800 block of East Jefferson Street, was found guilty of touching a woman's chest and upper body during a Jan. 25, 2007, bus ride.

A June 4 sentencing date is set for Davis.

Prescription drugs - A Bloomington man was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Dorian Pitts, 46, of the 2400 block of East Washington Street, was accused of illegally possessing a prescription medication. The charge related to a Nov. 13 incident.

A June 13 sentencing is scheduled.

Theft - A 38-year-old Peoria woman is accused of possessing a stolen designer purse Sunday in Normal.

Tina A. Hobson was jailed Monday in lieu of posting $200 on charges of theft by possession and retail theft. A court file says the latter charge is a felony because of a prior conviction in a 2005 Peoria County theft case.

Forgery - A Bloomington man is accused of forging or delivering a forged certificate of completion for treatment from a health-care provider March 7.

Charles E. Johnson, 28, of the 300 block of Reeveston Drive, was jailed Monday in lieu of posting $300 on two counts of forgery.

Heroin - A Streator woman was given probation when she pleaded guilty in LaSalle County Circuit Court to using heroin in an Ottawa public bathroom.

Laurie Obenhin, 41, plead guilty to possession of heroin and will serve 2½ years of probation and have to undergo random drug testing.

DUI - A 25-year-old man is accused of driving while intoxicated Sunday in Bloomington, and the charges are felonies because of prior convictions for similar offenses, a court file says.

Joshua F. Ruckdaschel, of Douglas, N.Y., was jailed Monday in lieu of posting $750 on two counts of aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol. A court file says he was convicted of driving while under the influence in two cases from 2005 and 2006 in Wyoming.

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