SCHOOL LOCKDOWN – Fairfield Community High School and Center Street Schools were placed on lock down Monday afternoon after school officials received a report of an individual with a gun within a block of the school. A suspect was located in a matter of minutes and detained for questioning. Students were released when the situation was deemed secure. The incident was reported to the high school at 2:50 p.m.
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. reports the acquisition of QuadTech, Inc. Baldwin officials say they will unite QuadTech with two of its existing divisions – Web Printing Controls in Fairfield and PC Industries – creating a global firm that will operate as Baldwin Vision Systems. The result will be an expansion of operations at Web Printing in Fairfield.
A $250 cash reward is being offered by the Wayne County Crimestoppers program for information leading to the arrest of individuals who stole copper wire from a T-Mobile site south of Wayne City. The loss was put at around $2,500. Anyone with information should call the Wayne County Crimestoppers Hotline at 842-9777.
An autopsy has been scheduled today on the body of 57-year-old Clarence Jones of McLeansboro. Jones died Sunday afternoon when fire swept through his Virginia Street home in McLeansboro. The coroner said Jones placed a “Life Alert” call moments before the fire. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fatal fire.
34-year-old Shane E. Rosenberg of Fairfield has been jailed after he led Wayne County Sheriff’s Police on a high-speed chase near the Clay-Wayne County line. After Rosenberg wrecked his pickup truck in a field, he was arrested on charges of DUI, aggravated fleeing or eluding, resisting arrest, driving revoked and illegal transportation of alcohol.