OTTAWA — A Mendota man is headed to jail after pleading guilty Friday to making a threat last fall at Mendota’s Northbrook Grade School.

Angel Sanchez, 27, of 718½ Main St. was scheduled for a bench trial on one count of disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony with a base sentencing range of 1-3 years. Before trial was to begin, however, Sanchez entered a guilty plea and accepted 30 months’ conditional discharge, 120 days in jail plus a condition that he stay off all Mendota school property.

Sanchez will report to La Salle County Jail on July 12 to complete the remaining 51 days left on his jail sentence.

He was charged Oct. 29 after school personnel at Northbrook reported a threatening comment in which Sanchez, according to Mendota police, said he was going to “bring a gun into school in order to get something done.”

Thursday, a La Salle man pleaded guilty to striking and hurting a police officer during a drug bust.

Jose L. Frausto, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). In exchange for his plea, prosecutors agreed to 36 months’ probation, 30 days in jail (time served), plus fines and costs.

Frausto was charged Nov. 7 after police from several agencies raided his home.

Frausto resisted and swung an elbow, striking one of the officers in the face.

Tom Collins can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or Follow him on Twitter @NT_Court


Tom Collins is the NewsTribune Senior Reporter. He can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or
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