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Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 31, 2014
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-4027
Time & Date: July 30, 2014     10:00am
Location: 500 block E Main
Arrested: Victor L. Hutton (45) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant, 13TR07149 for Failure To Appear.  He was later released after posting
$354 bond and fees.


Warrant Arrest H14-4028     V14-7388
Time & Date: July 30, 2014     11:30am
Location: 200 block E Main
Arrested: Clarence Callahan III (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest warrant
2014CF3342 Ct 1 & Ct 2 for Possession Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent of Delivery.  Subject transported to HPD and later transported to the PSB
in Danville in lieu of $100,000 bond.


Warrant Arrest H14-4040     V14-7402
Date & Time: July 30, 2014   8:30pm
Location: 200 block E Main
Arrested: Angel K Bane (34) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest warrant
14CM528.  FTA/Bond Return for Criminal Trespass to Vehicle. She was transported to PSB in lieu of $5,000 bond.


Traffic Accident H14-4043 VA14-1149
Date & Time: July 30, 2014 9:49pm
Location: E. Washington at Fifth St
Unit 1: 1997 Ford SUV driven by Heather M. Billingsley (37) of Hoopeston
Bicyclist: 13 year old Hoopeston boy
Details: Bicyclist was west bound on Washington and was struck by Unit 1 who was
south bound on Fifth St.  Youth was transported to Hoopeston Hospital by
parents.  Driver of Unit 1 was later located and taken into custody for Leaving The
Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Failure To Reduce Speed to Avoid an
Accident and Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  She was later transported
to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment in court.  The youth was treated and
released with minor injuries.

Update:  Police arrest 3 in Danville armed robbery

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 30, 2014
  • city: Update: Police arrest 3 in Danville armed robbery

According to the News-Gazzette in DANVILLE — Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery of a downtown Danville jewelry store Tuesday morning and arrested another individual in an unrelated purse-snatching that happened about the same time.

The first incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. at Rothery Jewelers in downtown Danville when police received a call that it had been robbed.  Officers arrived on the scene and were told that as many as three people had entered the store, held several employees at gunpoint and smashed jewelry cases removing an unknown amount of jewelry.  The robbers were last seen running from the business towards the northwest.
Danville Police and Vermilion County Sheriff’s deputies immediately began combing the downtown area, utilizing the K-9 team and at 10:15 a.m. they stopped a 23 year-old man in the area of Walnut and Williams streets, about a block from the robbery and arrested him in connection with the crime.  Then at 10:45 a.m. officers arrested two more men - a 29 year-old and 33 year-old in connection with the robbery in the 300 block of Franklin Street.
According to Safety Director, Larry Thomason, the names of the three arrested are not being released at this time as the investigation continues.  He said some of the jewelry stolen from the store has been recovered and no one at the business was injured.
Thomason also said Tuesday was a challenging day for local law enforcement, but the partnerships with the sheriff’s department helped Danville Police and county deputies work together to resolve the incident.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

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  • on: July 30, 2014
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News Release
July 30, 2014

7/25 Juan A. Aldana, 32 Onarga turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance with in 1000’ of a school.  Aldana remains at the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond

7/27 Tash L. Laird, 21 Watseka turned herself in to the Iroquois County Jail.  She was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for Failure to Appear on a failure to yield right of way citation.  Laird posted the required bond and was releaesd

7/28 Sheriff’s Police arrested Timothy J. Deaton, 32 Milford.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for driving while license was suspended.  Deaton was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was later released on a personal recognizance bond

7/29 Sheriff’s Police arrested Brian Floriant, 39 Watseka.  He was arrested for driving while his license was revoked.  He was also cited for speeding and illegal transportation by a driver.  Floriant was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released

Accidents
7/21 Sheriff’s Police investigated a two vehicle accident in Onarga.  According to the report, Matthew Hernandez, 26 Onarga was traveling South on South Poplar when an animal ran in front of his vehicle and he stopped to avoid striking the animal and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Andres Garcia, 25 also of Onarga.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages to the vehicles were reported to be over $1500

7/21 Sheriff’s Police investigated a two vehicle accident on Rt 49 near 500 North Rd.  According to the report, Trevor J. Hurt, 17 of Cissna Park was traveling South on Rt. 49 and as he yielded to oncoming traffic before making a left handed turn onto 500 N Rd he was struck from behind by a motorcycle driven by Joseph P. Manzo, 72 of Gilman.  No injuries were reported.  Manzo was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  Damages to vehicles were reported to be over $1500

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 30, 2014
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Possession of Cannabis   H14-4008 Morgan
Date & Time: July 29, 2014   3:10am
Location: 600 blk E Thompson
Arrested: Craig A Beach (19) of Rankin
Details: Police were called to the above address to remove a subject who was
found sleeping inside.  Upon search of his person a bag of cannabis was
found in his pocket.  He was transported to HPD where he was released
with a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston Court.

Disorderly Conduct H14-4012 Welch
Date & Time: July 29, 2014     3:35pm
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Arrested: Tosha L Allen (30) of Hoopeston
Details: Allen was taken into Custody after a complaint was made against
her for continuously using extreme foul language in the presence of children.
She was transported to HPD where she was issued a NTA and released
with a Hoopeston court date.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 29, 2014
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Bicycles found
Date & Time: July 28, 2014 10:00am
Location: Fast Lanes Bowling Alley
Details: Four old children’s bikes were found at the above location:  black Razor Kobra, pink
Malibu Girl’s World, blue Hot Wheels and an unknown brand blue bike with white
tires.  Owners may identify and claim at HPD.

Warrant Arrest (Macon County) H14-3993 Welch
Time & Date:    July 28, 2014   4:30 pm
Location: Second Ave & Orange St Hoopeston
Arrested:     Strong-Clay, Avion D (21) of Decatur (M)
Details: During the process of a traffic stop at the above location, the arrestee was found
to have a Macon County Warrant FTA Driving while Suspended Licenses.
Subject was transported to HPD for processing and then later transferred to PSB
Danville to post bond by credit card device

 

Warrant Arrest (Iroquois County) H14-4002 Linares
Time & Date:    July 28, 2014   9:05 pm
Location: 100 block E Main St Hoopeston
Arrested:     Deaton, Timmy J (M) of Milford
Details: At the above time and date, HPD had received a tip of the arrestee walking the
downtown area with (3) three companions.    Subject was approached and id
subject had the above listed warrant,  FTA Driving while Licenses Suspended
subject was to post $2,000 % bond, not able to post said bond subject extradited
back to Iroquois County.


 

Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 28, 2014
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: July 26, 2014   8pm
Location: 800 Blk E Orange
Details: Fired department was dispatched for an activated alarm signaling smoke
Building searched, false alarm.

Violation Order Protection H14-3943   V14-7266 Showers
Date & Time: July 26, 2014   8:45pm
Location: 500 blk E Penn
Complainant: 17 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Trey S Dugle (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody after disobeying a judges orders and
made numerous attempts to contact complainant.  He was transported
to PSB to see the judge.

 

Criminal Sexual Assault H14-3942 V14-7270 Steeples
Date & Time: July 26, 2014   8:46pm
Location: Hoopeston
Complainant: 14 year old male juvenile
Arrested: Maggie S Avelar (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody after victim came to HPD to report he
was violated.  She was transported to PSB to await arraignment.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Criminal Damage To Vehicle H14-3949
Date & Time: July 27, 2014 7:56am
Location: 600 block S. Third Ave
Victim: 64 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Victim advised unknown subject(s) damaged his vehicle by throwing a large
stone across the hood and shattering the windshield while it was parked at his
residence.

 


 

106th District Representative

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 28, 2014
  • city: 106th District Representative

The 106th Representative District Committee met on Sunday, July 27th in Paxton, Illinois for the purpose of selecting a replacement Representative Josh Harms on the November General Election ballot.  The committee, made of the Republican County Chairmen, or their surrogates, of the five counties that comprise the district.  The five are Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, Livingston, and Woodford counties.

The committee unanimously selected Tom Bennett of Gibson City.  Bennett the Republican Chairman for Ford County.  Bennett, the chairman of the Parkland College Board of Trustees, is the IT Service Manager at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington.  The committee was honored to make the selection from a great group of applicants.  It was a difficult decision knowing that all the applicants would have served the district with distinction.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 28, 2014
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News Release
July 28, 2014

7/23 Sheriff’s Police investigated a two vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2400N at the intersection of Co. Rd. 1000E.  According to the report, Scott W. Kuchel Sr. 52 Gilman was traveling North on Co. Rd. 1000E approaching the intersection of Co. Rd. 2400N.  A vehicle driven by Jennifer L. Schunke, 43 Gilman was traveling West on Co. Rd. 2400N approaching the same intersection.  Kuchel failed to stop at the stop sign and struck Schunke’s vehicle resulting in damages greater than $1500.  Kuchel reported no injuries, but Schunke was transported to Riverside Hospital by Riverside EMS and treated for minor injuries.  Kuchel was issued a citation for disobeying a stop sign

7/25 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2850E near Co. Rd. 1100N.  According to police reports, Ana G. Suarez-Lopez, 35 of Watseka was traveling north on Co. Rd. 2850E approximately 1/2 mile north of Co. Rd. 1100N when she lost control of her vehicle.  Suarez-Lopez entered the east ditch and overturned into a bean field.  She was transported to IMH by Milford EMS where she was treated for minor injuries.  The damages were greater than $1500 and no citations were issued

7/26 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 3100E near Co. Rd. 2500N.  According to reports, Sara C. Munson, 23 Donovan was traveling north on Co. Rd. 3100E when a deer struck the rear, passenger door of her vehicle.  Munson and her passenger reported no injuries and no citiations were issued.  Damages were greater than $1500

7/27 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 3100E near Co. Rd. 2600N.  According to reports, Craig D. Allie, 18 Donovan was traveling south on Co. Rd. 3100E when a deer ran into the path of his vehicle.  Allie struck the deer resulting in damages greater than $1500.  Allie reported no injuries and no citations were issued

7/25 Sheriff’s Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Richard J. Tolmer, 41 Bradley.  Tolmer was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear on a theft charge.  Tolmer was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

Hoopeston Police Department Report

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  • on: July 28, 2014
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Hit & Run Accident H14-3884 Kruse
Date & Time: July 25, 2014     2:47am
Location: 500 blk Front Street
Unit #1: Left Scene
Unit #2: 2003 Hyundai owned by Gina Acosta of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Front street when it went off the
road and struck Unit 2 which was parked and unoccupied. Unit 1
then left the scene.


Traffic Warrant (Vermilion County) H14-3892 DeWitt
Time & Date:    July 25, 2014   4:18 pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department
Arrestee: Wardall, Rheanna K (F) of Lafayette Indiana (28)
Details: Ms. Wardall came to Hoopeston Police Department to surrender herself on a
Vermilion County Warrant 2013TR4750 Failure to Appear for Pretrial on a missed
court date July 17, 2014.  Ms. Wardall came with cash bond and was released
after processing.  New court date issued for Vermilion County Court. 


Hit & Run Accident H14-3896 Dewitt
Date & Time: July 25, 2014   7:44pm
Location: 115 E Orange, Caseys General Store
Unit #1: Left scene
Unit #2: 1995 Chevy Utility owned by Dennis Hagerty of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 backed into Unit 2 while it was parked and unoccupied and left the
scene.  Unit 1 was identified as a maroon Town & Country with 2
female occupants.


Residential Burglary H14-3900 V14-7235 Linares
Date & Time: july 25, 2014   8:51pm
Location: Daisy Lane
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Brandon D Arms (28) of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant advised she came home to find money and pills missing
from her residence.  After investigation, the above subject was located
and taken into custody.  He was then transported to PSB for
arraignment with judge

Melvin man acquitted of DUI, convicted of lying about crash

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 25, 2014
  • city: Melvin man acquitted of DUI, convicted of lying about crash

According to the News-Gazette A Champaign County jury Thursday returned a split verdict against a Melvin man who was charged with aggravated driving under the influence for seriously injuring a tractor driver then lying about being the driver.

Judge Richard Klaus revoked Redeker’s bond and ordered him held in jail until his Sept. 4th sentencing.  He faces penalties ranging from probation to one to three years in prison.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 25, 2014
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Traffic Accident (PD) H14-3863 Tate
Time & Date: July 24, 2014   0644 am
Location: CSX Crossing State Route 9 Hoopeston
Unit 1: 2009 Chevy Truck driven by Jason R Leigh (M) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2011 Chrysler T&C driven by Edward M Jones (M) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested to respond and investigate an
accident scene.  Unit 2 slowed for the crossing while traveling eastbound on Route
9,  Unit 1 did not notice or see Unit 2 slowing down, and struck Unit 1 from behind.
No injuries, No Citations,  Unit 2 had damage to tail gate on it.  Unit 1 no visible
damage.  Both units Insured, and both driven away from scene

Disobeying Police H14-3883 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: july 24, 2014     11:42pm
Location: 800 E Seminary
Arrested: Jeffery Jafon Griffin (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were on the scene investigating a call. While the officers were
attempting to speak to a group of people about the call, the suspect
kept interrupting officers.  After being warned several times to stop
yelling and interrupting, he was placed into custody and transported
to HPD where he was released with a city ordinance NTA.

 

16 Vyed for Benton County Fair Queen Title

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 24, 2014
  • city: 16 Vyed for Benton County Fair Queen Title

Sixteen young ladies vyed for the 2014 title of Miss Benton County on Wednesday, July 23rd.  A 2014 graduate of Benton Central, Sierra Fultz was crowned the 2014 Miss Benton County after a tough competition.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigate a fatal accident

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 24, 2014
  • city: Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigate a fatal accident

News Release
July 24, 2014

On July 23rd, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a fatal traffic accident at the intersection of 1600 E Rd and 1900 N Rd in rural Crescent City.  According to the report, David A. Senesac, 59 Watseka was traveling eastbound on 1900 N when his vehicle was struck in the drivers’ side by a vehicle driven by a 17 year-old male juvenile from Watseka who was traveling southbound on 1600 E Rd and disobeyed a stop sign.  Senesac’s vehicle then traveled into a bean field to the southeast of the intersection where it rolled several times ejecting Senesac from the vehicle before coming to a rest.  The 17 year olds vehicle traveled in the southeast ditch where it struck an embankment turning the car around before coming to rest in the ditch facing northbound.
The 17 year old male and his two passengers were transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Senesac was pronounced dead at the scene however, his 6 year old passenger was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign with serious injuries.  The condition of the 6 year old is unavailable at this time.
The 17 year old was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Disobeying a Stop Sign and Failure to Yield Right of Way at a stop intersection. 
Crescent City Fire and EMS, Martinton EMS, IMH EMS and Riverside EMS all responded to the accident.  The accident remains under investigation.

Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group Press Release

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  • on: July 24, 2014
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On Monday, July 21st at approximately 4:45 pm, KAMEG agents arrested James L. Crane, 60 of Clifton on an outstanding Ford County warrant for manufacture/delivery of cannabis of more than 500 grams.

The arrest was the result of a nine month investigation of an outdoor cannabis growing operation in Ford County.  During the investigation, KAMEG Agents seized approximately 700 pounds of cannabis.  Crane was transported to the Ford County Jail.  His initial bond has been set at $200,000.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report Fire

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  • on: July 24, 2014
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News Release
July 23, 2014

On Wednesday, July 23rd the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office, the Iroquois Coroner, the Office of the State Fire Marshall and the Crescent Iroquois Fire Department investigated a fatal fire at the Spring Creek RV Park, in rural Crescent City.  At approximately, 5:00 am emergency personnel were dispatched to 111 Black Oak Lane after a neighbor reported a camper on the property as being engulfed in flames.  Upon extinguishing the fire, the property’s owner, 60 year old Kenneth W. Sailer, was found deceased inside the camper.  The fire remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshall and the Coroner’s Office.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

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  • on: July 24, 2014
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Attempted Aggravated Arson H14-3849     V14-7118 Drollinger
Time & Date: July 23, 2014   11:30am
Location: 300 block N Market St Hoopeston
Arrested: Ferguson, Joshua J. (23) of Hoopeston (M)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested by ISP District 21 and ICOM to
respond to check status on the arrestee.  Subject was located in the process of
committing the offense listed above.  Subject was transported directly to PSB
Danville.


Fire Call
Date & Time: July 23, 2014   3:06pm
Location: 400 blk W Main
Details: Fire department responded for a possible gas leak

Women Making a Difference

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  • on: July 23, 2014
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July 50/50 Winners

Eugene Felstehausen $50

Community Bank $30

Paula Layden $20

Robbery suspect gets 13 years

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 23, 2014
  • city: Robbery suspect gets 13 years

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL bhuchel@dancomnews.com
The Commercial-News

DANVILLE — A man accused of robbing the Oakwood adult book store earlier this year was sentenced Monday to prison.

Joel Frazier, 28, of Danville, appeared in Vermilion County Circuit Court on Monday on three separate cases. He was sentenced to a total of 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, Frazier received 10 years for the armed robbery, which was amended to aggravated robbery.

The adult book store was robbed on Jan. 19 and Frazier was arrested in connection with that case on Feb. 4 by the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition, Frazier was sentenced to three years in state prison in a 2013 case in which he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse for an incident last year.

The prison sentences will be served consecutively. Charges in a third case were dropped as part of the agreement.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 23, 2014
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News Release
July 23, 2014

7/20 Sheriff’s Police investigated a traffic accident at Casey’s in Crescent City.  According to the report, Tammy L. Popham, 53 Crescent City was backing from a parking spot and did not see another vehicle parked next to her owned by John M. Juergens, 51 Bourbonnais.  Popham struck Juergens’ vehicle causing more than $1500 in damages.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

7/21 Sheriff’s Police investigated a traffic accident at the intersection of 800 E Rd and 800 N Rd in rural Buckley.  According to the report, George A. Stevens, 37 Clarence, IL was traveling northbound on 800 N Rd and was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Olivia A. Janssen, 19 of rural Buckley as the two entered the intersection.  Cornfields obstructed both Stevens and Janssen’s views and also there were no traffic control devices.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.  Damages to both vehicles were estimated at more than $1500.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 23, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NOTHING TO REPORT

Hoopeston Police Department Report

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  • on: July 22, 2014
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Criminal Damage to Auto H14-3815 Cade
Time & Date:  July 21, 2014   11:45am
Location:  500 block S. First Ave
Complainant: 42 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, person(s) unknown and without permission had
done damage to the complainants car windshield. 

 

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Report of Jail Inspection

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  • on: July 22, 2014
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News Release
July 21, 2014

Iroquois County Sheriff Derek W.M. Hagen is reporting the 2014 Iroquois County Jail Inspection was completed on July 16th by representatives from the Illinois Department of Corrections.  The report found the Iroquois County Jail in full compliance with the Illinois Department of Corrections Office and Jail and Detention Standards.  There was one improvement noted and zero non-compliances found.
This report from the Illinois Department of Corrections is a big compliment to my entire staff of correctional officers at the Iroquois County Jail, according to Hagen, “I am extremely proud of my correctional officers who operate and maintain the jail twenty four hours a day wit the dedication and professionalism.

The public may review the 2014 Iroquois County Jail inspection report at the Iroquois County Clerk’s Office located at the Iroquois County Administration Center, 1001 E Grant Street in Watseka

Cornjerker Golf Outing Planned

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 21, 2014
  • city: Cornjerker Golf Outing Planned

The Hoopeston Area All-Sports Boosters are hosting the 11th Annual Cornjerker Golf Outing on July, 26, 2014 at Hubbard Trail Country Club in Rossville.  The rain date is scheduled for July 27, 2014.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Emily Carter at 283.7554.

DACC board vacancy set to be filled

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 21, 2014
  • city: DACC board vacancy set to be filled

According to the News-Gazette, Danville Area Community College trustees wasted no time in filling a vacancy on their board.

Trustees Tuesday will vote on whether to appoint Amy Hoose, a local business leader and community volunteer, to a seat that opened up at the beginning of the month.  If approved, she would take the oath of office and then her seat on the board.
Hoose would succeed Vickie Miller, who stepped down on July 1st after 22 1/2 years on the board, and serve out the remained of Miller’s term, which expires in April.  If approved, she plans to run for the seat in the spring election.  Board members discussed several strong candidates at two special meetings, Chairman Dave Harby said.  Hoose said she was encouraged by a couple of board members to submit her resume as a candidate.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 21, 2014
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News Release
July 21, 2014

7/20 Sheriff’s Police arrested Joshua J. Small, 26 Rantoul, charging him with Retail Theft after police were called to the Loda Big Mart after an employee observed the theft.  With the assistance of Rantoul Police Department, Small was located and placed in custody.  He was then taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

7/18 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1200 N near Co. Rd. 2120E.  According to the report, Amber N Flowers, 25 Sheldon was traveling east on Co. Rd. 1200N when a deer ran into the path of the vehicle.  She struck the deer resulting in damages greater than $1500.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

7/18 Sheriff’s Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with John H. Edwards, 18 Onarga.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.  He was then transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 21, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, July 18, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014


Traffic Accident H14-3744 Kruse
Date & Time: July 18, 2014 1:30am
Location: 300 block N. Seventh St.
Unit 1: 2002 Pontiac driven by Ryan T McGill (18) of Hoopeston
Property: Ameren utility pole
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on Seventh St when he left the roadway and
struck the utility pole on the west side of the street.  Driver of Unit 1 was ticketed
for DUI, Blood Alcohol over .08, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Texting
While Driving Prohibited.  He was later released after posting his drivers license
and $100 cash bond.  No injuries and unit was insured.

Warrant Arrest H14-3747 Linares
Date & Time: July 18, 2014 7:43am
Location: 800 block W. Washington
Arrested: Theresa L Sands (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Iroquois County arrest
warrant (07OV133) for Failure To Appear.  Subject was later transported to
Watseka by Iroquois County authorities in lieu of $125 bond.

 

City Ordinance Violation H14-3764 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: July 18, 2014 11:45pm
Location: Penn/Market
Arrested: Efrain Flores JR (19) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol, HPD officers stopped to speak to Mr. Flores about the way
his vehicle was parked.  When speaking to subject, the officer could smell
what appeared to be alcohol on his breath.  He was arrested and taken to
HPD for processing.  Subject was later released after being given a city citation
for Purchase of Acceptance of Gift of Liquor by Person Under 21.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Warrant Arrest H14-3783 V14-6982 Steeples
Date & Time: July 19, 2014 11:32pm
Location: 300 Blk E Main
Arrested: Matthew Cannon (33) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol, HPD officers checked out with Mr. Cannon.  A computer check
revealed that subject had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant for Theft Under
$500 and Possession of Stolen Property.  He was taken to HPD, processed
and then later transported to the PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-3788 Morgan
Date & Time: July 20, 2014 3:34am
Location: 200 blk E Penn St
Arrested: Jason Kinnaird (37) of Hoopeston
Details: A computer check revealed that Mr. Kinnaird had an outstanding Ford County
warrant for FTA/DUI.  He was taken to HPD where he was processed and released
after posting $100 bond.

 

Traffic Accident H14-3789 Cade
Date & Time: July 20, 2014 6:06am
Location: 1100 block S. Market St.
Unit 1: 1999 Lincoln Towncar driven by Johnnie L Sampson (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was east bound on Route 9 and turned south on S. Market St.
While south bound in the 1100 block, he lost control of his vehicle due to both
passenger side tires being flat and swerved across the road, through the ditch
on the east side of the roadway with the vehicle coming to rest just south of a
corn field.  Driver was later located at his residence and brought to HPD.  He
was released with citations for Driving On Suspension and Failure To Report
A Traffic Accident.  Unit was insured.

 

Traffic Accident H14-3799 Steeples
Date & Time: July 20, 2014 4:18 pm
Location: 700 block of S. Sixth Ave
Unit 1: Gray Suspect Van
Unit 2: 2001 Chrysler Van driven by Jackie Carswell of Hoopeston (F)
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was going South bound on South Sixth Ave,  Unit 1 passed
Unit 2 who was making a left hand turn Unit 1 did strike Unit 2 on the drivers side
and continuing down the side.  Unit 1 has extensive damage down the passenger
side and left evidence behind at the scene.  No injuries reported at the time of
accident.  Suspect Unit 1 is being sought in connection with this damage.  Suspect
Unit 1 will also have red paint transfer on passenger side.  Driver of Unit 2 issued
citation for No Proof of Insurance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disorderly Conduct H14-3801 Steeples
Time & Date: July 20, 2014   7:18pm
Location: 300 block Front St
Complainant: 16 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Underwood, David C (43) of Hoopeston (M)
Details: At the above time and date,  the arrestee was taken into custody for the above
charge, was transported to HPD where he was processed and released with
City Court date.  Subject was issued Notice to Appear.

 

 

 

Updated Story:  Local woman dies in Iroquois County crash

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 18, 2014
  • city: Updated Story: Local woman dies in Iroquois County crash

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL bhuchel@dancomnews.com
The Commercial-News

URBANA — A Vermilion County woman died Wednesday following a traffic accident in Iroquois County.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the accident victim as 29-year-old Sarah A. Heffelfinger-Taylor of Potomac.

Heffelfinger-Taylor was taken to the emergency department of Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana following the accident in Iroquois County. Northrup indicated she was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday.

She died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the crash, according to Northrup.

Heffelfinger-Taylor was the sole driver in the crash. An employee at the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department, contacted on Thursday, said no information was being released regarding the crash and the accident report was not complete.

According to the Iroquois County Times-Republic, the accident took place around noon Wednesday in Prairie Green Township just northeast of Hoopeston.

Heffelfinger-Taylor, according to the Times-Republic, which cited police reports, was westbound on County Road 500N when her vehicle left the roadway.

The vehicle hit a railroad embankment and went airborne as a result. Heffelfinger-Taylor was airlifted from the scene.

County hopes to avoid tax rate hike

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 18, 2014
  • city: County hopes to avoid tax rate hike

BY BRIAN L. HUCHEL bhuchel@dancomnews.com
The Commercial-News

DANVILLE — The budget process for Vermilion County is just getting under way, but already predictions look positive for taxpayers.

Vermilion County Board Chairman Gary Weinard confirmed Wednesday the county is working toward a goal of not needing a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on Dec. 1.

“Our intention is certainly to the hold the line on what we expect our constituents to pay in taxes, at least the county portion,” he said. “I think we’ve figured it out that way and I believe that’s going to be the case.”

The county is in the middle of the budget process currently, with committees discussing and voting on budgets from a number of the offices and departments.

Keeping with the intended schedule, Weinard said budgets for the various departments will be brought before county board committees through the rest of July and the first part of August.

The plan is for Weinard, along with financial resources director Nikki Bogart and finance and personnel committee chairman John Alexander, to sit down and go over the figures during the latter part of August. It would then be brought before the full county board in September.

“The budget process is well under way,” Weinard said.

The final must be approved before Dec. 1 — the start of the county’s new fiscal year. The budget also must be put on display for public inspection for 30 days prior to board approval. Last year’s budget was not approved by the full county board until its November board meeting.

That budget also included a property tax increase for the first time in seven years for Vermilion County taxpayers. The increase equaled out to $5.60 for a person who pays a $1,000 property tax bill, $14 on a $2,500 tax bill and $27 on a $5,000 property tax bill.

The increase was as a result, in part, to the county taking over the Juvenile Detention Center in 2012. The extra costs — just more than $500,000 — were covered in the 2012 fiscal year budget by fund balances.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 18, 2014
  • city: Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report

News Release
July 18, 2014

7-17 Milford Police arrested Dawn A. Runkle, 51 of Milford.  She was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for Failure to Appear on Driving While License Suspended.  She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she later posted bond and was released.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 18, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: July 17, 2014   6:45pm
Location: 200 blk E Main
Details: HFD responded for a strong smell of gas.

Warrant Arrest H14-3737 V14-6883 Steeples
Date & Time: July 17, 2014 9:05pm
Location: 1000 blk E McCracken
Arrested: Victoriano Martinez (28) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Mr. Martinez had an
outstanding Vermilion County warrant for Failure To Appear.  He was taken to
HPD, where he was processed and then later transported to the PSB in Danville
in lieu of bond.

Hoopeston Council OK’s additional road work

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 17, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Council OK's additional road work

BY CAROL HICKS
Commercial-News

HOOPESTON — Additional work was added to the Motor Fuel Tax road project due to the actual bid falling below the$150,000 approved earlier this year by the city council.

In addition to the road work on Main Street from the railroad tracks to Market Street and the sidewalk and curb in front of Craftsman Printing being redone, Alderman Randy Carter said the sidewalk and curb at the Christian Church will be redone and the alley behind Neal Tire from Bank Street to Market Street will receive a new look.

“We will still stay at $150,000,” Carter said.

In other city council business, approval was unanimous for the prevailing wage ordinance, the city wage ordinance and the appropriation ordinance.

Mike Streff of Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC. gave an update on the water department project. Leander Construction Inc. of Peoria was concerned, Streff said, about the number of antenna on the elevated storage tank (water tower) and whether the antennas all work, and which antennas can be disconnected for maintenance of the tower.

Alderman Brandon Hamilton would have Scott Strawser contact Streff of any restrictions on the antennas.

Streff suggested the bell on top of the water tower be taken down and refurbished and displayed at City Hall as part of the city’s history. The bell was supposedly from the old Clock Tower building that stood on the northeast corner of Main and Bank Streets until 1949 when it burned to the ground for the third and last time. The bell was at one time used as the fire bell.

• Learned Leander Construction Inc. has a new project manager for the water project. Megan Smith will head the project and has already set up a new schedule.

“We’ll start to see more progress on the site,” Streff said.

Mayor Bill Crusinberry commented the project was “a ways behind schedule.”

Brittany Fischer named 2014 Iroquois County Fair Queen

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 17, 2014
  • city: Brittany Fischer named 2014 Iroquois County Fair Queen

Wednesday night the 2014 Iroquois County Fair kicked off the week with the crowning of the 2014 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen, Brittany Fischer of Watseka.

Seven Iroquois County girls vied for the title of Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen, Alexa Wood, Clifton, Casey Wildholm, Clifton, Amanda Murray, Milford, Courtney Bossong, Watseka, Brittany Fischer, Watseka, Rachel Madsen, Chebanse, Alison Hamrick, Iroquois.  Brittany Fischer, Watseka, was crowned after interviews, swimsuit, evening gown, speech and communication competitions.  Second Runner-Up went to Alison Hamrick, First Runner-Up went to Casey Wildholm and Miss Congeniality went to Courtney Bossong.

Roll Over Accident claimed life of Hoopeston Woman

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 17, 2014
  • city: Roll Over Accident claimed life of Hoopeston Woman

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle roll over accident in Prairie Green township at approximately 12:00 pm on Tuesday.

A Hoopeston woman was traveling west bound on Co. Rd. 500N Rt. 1, when her vehicle left the roadway striking the railroad embankment, becoming airborne and landing on the west side of the railroad property.  The driver, who’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was transported from the scene by Air Life EMS to Carle Hospital of Urbana.  The driver was pronounced dead late in the afternoon as a result of the injuries sustained.  Also responding to the scene were Wellington/Greer Fire Department, Milford Fire Department and Hoopeston Area EMS.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 17, 2014
  • city: Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report

News Release
July 17, 2014

7-15 Milford Police arrested Joseph Tykol, 20 Milford.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released.

7-15 Onarga Police arrested Samuel L. Dickenson, 40 Onarga for Battery.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released.

7-16 Sheriff’s Police arrested Christine Sauberli, 41 Donovan.  She was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for Possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she later posted bond and was released.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 17, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, July 17, 2014

Criminal Damage to Vehicle H14-3703 Linares
Date & Time: July 16, 2014   8am
Location: 800 block E Seminary
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date,  complainant reported to HPD that person(s) unknown
without authority had smashed the front windshield on the complainant’s vehicle.


Driving While License Revoked H14-3714 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: July 16, 2014 10:22pm
Location: 200 blk W Penn
Arrested: James LeClair (40) of Watseka
Details: During a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Mr. LeClair’s driver’s license
was revoked.  Subject was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  He was later
released after posting bond and given a traffic citation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 16, 2014
  • city: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Press Release

Contact person Bonnie Gaston at 446-6601 or bonnie.gasaton@bbbsvc.org or Rose M. J. Henton at 217-446-6601 or rose.henton@bbbsvc.org
It’s picnic time.  Big Brothers Big Sisters annual picnic will take place Saturday, August 5th at Douglas Park.  All mentors, children, and Young Women Aware participants are welcome to join us.  For our community based mentors this will count as your monthly activity.  In addition, volunteers are welcome for the event.  RSVP is necessary by July 29th so we can make sure we have enough food, prizes and games.  Call 446-6601 today to reserve your spot. 
Contact person Suzzen Borcz at 446-6601 or suzzen.borcz@bbbsvc.org or Rose M. J. Henton at 217-446-6601 or rose.henton@bbbsvc.org

School will start again before we know it.  For Big Brothers Big Sisters that means more children in need of a positive person in their life i.e. a mentor.  A mentor is a vital part of a childs’ life and has long lasting effects in academic success and personal growth.  Mentors are there to encourage and support our youth.  They spend an hour a week with a child or a few hours a month.  Most of the time is spent listening to the child and supporting them whether it is through challenges with academics, positive attitude, motivation, problem solving or any number of big or small issues.

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on August 14th starting at 6:00 p.m. at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 100 N. Franklin Street, Danville, IL.  We are located downtown in the First Presbyterian Church.  You will learn about our mentoring programs including school based, community based and freshman mentoring.  You will meet some of our staff, board members, past mentors and littles and current mentors and littles. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages families to attend as well as corporations, businesses and churches.  This is a great way to learn how you can give back to our community and help our future generations with only a minimal amount of time.  RSVP by calling 217-446-6601.  You will be glad you did.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 16, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vehicle Burglaries (6), Illegal Consumption of Alcohol                     Morgan/Kruse
H14-3683 H14-3685 H14-3686 H14-3687     V14-6748
Date & Time: July 15, 2014   12:57am
Location: 900 Blk E McCracken, 900 blk E Young, 700 blk E Young
Arrested: Nathaniel Lee Allen Perkins (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded for a suspicious subject by a vehicle.  Upon arrival
neighbors of the original caller were chasing a subject who was found
inside their vehicle.  After further investigation it was found that a total of
6 vehicles were broken into.  Subject was taken into custody and
transported to PSB to see a judge.

Miss Newton County 2014

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 15, 2014
  • city: Kentland, IN

2014 Miss Newton County - Kimberly Carcamo
1st Runner Up - Taylor Watkins
2nd Runner Up - Julia Doyle
3rd Runner Up - Breann Wiseman
Miss Congeniality - Julia Doyle
Miss Photogenic - Julia Doyle

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 15, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Criminal Damage (Over) H14-3679 Showers
Time & Date: July 14, 2014     5:49pm
Location: 200 S. Bank St
Complainant:      67 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference to person(s)
unknown and without permission done damage to the complainants vehicle. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 14, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, July 14, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-3626 Cade
Time & Date:  July 11, 2014   1:20pm
Location: 214 E Penn St Neal Tire Lot
Unit 1:   2001 Chrysler Van driven by Shannon N. Acosta (F) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: Parked Unit   2012 Hyundai owned by Brad P Burton of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 backed out of a parking spot on the lot
and struck Unit 2.  No injuries and No Tickets.  Unit 1 insured


Traffic Accident H14-3627 Steeples
Time & Date:  July 11, 2014   4:28pm
Location: 800 E Maple St Hoopeston
Unit 1:   1985 Olds driven by Melinda K Shoulders (F) of Hoopeston (37)
Unit 2:     Parked Unit 2010 Ford Escape Owned by Ashley S Dobkins of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 backed out of the driveway of a residence
swung too wide striking Unit 2 in the drivers side.  Unit 1 is at fault for Improper
backing.  Both units insured. No injuries reported. 

Traffic Accident H14-3658 Cade
Date & Time: July 13, 2014 8:50am
Location: 500 block W. Penn
Unit 1: 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Savana L Curry of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2011 Buick driven by Marilyn L Unger of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 2 was west bound on W. Penn and had stopped to make a left turn
into a private driveway and was waiting for an east bound vehicle to clear when she was struck from behind by Unit 1, who was also west bound.  No injuries, no citations,  both units insured.

 


Reckless Driving, Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer     H14-3663           Showers
Date & Time: July 13, 2014   6:55pm
Location: 800 blk E Lincoln
Arrested: Heather M Billingsley (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Witnesses advised watching caller drive at a high rate of speed down
Lincoln Street ending with damaging a garage door and personal injury
to herself.  Upon arrival to check her welfare she became very
belligerent to police officers.  She was transported to HPD where she
was released with a Notice to Appear in Vermilion County court with
the above charges.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 11, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Friday, July 11, 2014

City Ordinance Violation H14-3593 Kelnhofer
Date & Time: July 10, 2014 1:18am
Location: 600 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: 14 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Lance Hensley (21) of Hoopeston
Shawn Hurt (20) of Hoopeston
Madison LeClair (19) of Milford
Brittany Kilgore (19) of Watseka
Joaquin Granados (19) of Hoopeston
Details: At above time and date, Hoopeston officers were called on a noise complaint.
Upon investigating the incident, several underage subjects were found to be
drinking alcohol.  All subjects except 1 were given citations for Purchase or
Acceptance of Alcohol by Persons Under 21. Mr. Hensley was given a
citation for Unlawful Assembly.  All subjects were given notice to appear in
city court and the juvenile was released to a guardian.

Traffic Accident H14-3605 Cade
Date & Time: July 10, 2014 11:47am
Location: Community Bank 221 S. Bank
Unit 1: 1998 Ford Econovan driven by David D Marken of Danville
Property: Community Bank overhead awning
Details: Unit 1 was pulling out of the bank lot when the top of the van struck the bottom
of the overhead awning over the drive-up lanes.  No injuries, no citations, unit
insured.

City Ordinance Violation H14-3610 Steeples
Date & Time: July 10, 2014 9:12pm
Location: 103 E Maple
Arrested: Bryce Dyszkewicz (18) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Dyszkewicz was arrested and brought to HPD after Hoopeston officers
checked out with him and he appeared to be intoxicated.  Subject was given a
city citation for Purchase or Acceptance of Alcohol by Persons Under 21 and
released with a city court date.

 

DDI director Schaumburg to leave

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 10, 2014
  • city: Danville, IL

DANVILLE – Downtown Danville, Inc. will be looking for a new director.

After six years as executive director, Dana Schaumburg submitted her letter of resignation on Tuesday. Schaumburg’s last day will be Friday, July 25.

Schaumburg stated in her letter that “I have learned many important skills throughout my six years as DDI’s executive director and will continue to be a supporter of downtown and this community.”

“I cannot begin to express my appreciation for those within the organization past and present who have supported me. I thank you very much for this experience and all I’ve gained through my work here,” Schaumburg said.

Schaumburg said she has a new job at a local attorney’s office.

She’ll remain in the downtown area and will continue to volunteer and support downtown events.

She said she’s most proud of being a part of and helping put together the Taste of Downtown Danville that will be in its third year this fall. It has grown and brought lots of people downtown, Schaumburg said.

She said she’s built amazing relationships with business owners and volunteers downtown as DDI executive director.

“I’ve met some amazing people,” Schaumburg said.

Schaumburg said she will help the board in DDI’s transition period.

DDI Board President Ken Gentrup said the board has a meeting on July 22 and will determine if a full-time director, or possibly a part-time director is more appropriate. He said board members had been discussing “tweaking the job somewhat,” regarding pay, benefits and job description.

Before any hiring process would proceed, board members will go over all that, Gentrup said.

“We will still have a director,” he said, adding that he has no desire to be director himself.

Gentrup added that all scheduled DDI events for this year will go on as planned. The events include the Summer Sounds concerts, Farmers’ Markets, Taste of Downtown Danville and holiday parade and other events.

DDI office hours have been limited to morning hours; and DDI officials also have been looking to sell the building the DDI office is in at 149 N. Vermilion St. Board members are looking at options.

Earlier this year, city council members approved a new city budget with a $10,000 reduction to DDI, from $20,000 to $10,000.

Mayor Scott Eisenhauer then said he’d discussed the funding reduction with DDI officials previous to the final budget proposal. He thinks there are ways the city and DDI can partner besides just a cash payment.

DDI celebrated its 30th year last year.

DDI is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 to promote a vibrant business, residential and entertainment district while serving as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural enrichment in downtown Danville.

Downtown has seen more antique and unique stores and some renovations, including residential renovations, but challenges continue to include the endangered Bresee Tower, old federal building, bringing more people downtown and vacant storefronts.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 10, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

July 10, 2014

Cellphone Found
Date & Time: July 9, 2014
Location: Birch Lane
Details: A black Pantech Model P9070 smart phone was found laying in the grass at a
residence.  Owner may identify and claim at HPD.

Violation of Order Protection H14-3354 Showers
Date & Time: July 9, 2014   7:30pm
Location: 700 blk S Fourth St
Complainant: 17 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Trey S Dugle (19) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above date, time, and location, subject was taken into custody
on a complaint from June 30, 2014.  He was taken to HPD where
he was released with a court date in Vermilion County.

Domestic Battery
Date & Time: July 9, 2014 10:49pm
Location: 426 W. Orange VFW
Complainant: (53) of Hoopeston
Arrested: Cynthia Burk (52) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the VFW in reference to a domestic battery.  The
suspect had left the area but was later found at her residence.  She was
taken to HPD, processed and then later transported to the PSB in Danville
to await arraignment.

 

County finances in good shape

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 08, 2014
  • city: Danville, IL

DANVILLE — Loose ends surrounding the sale of the former Vermilion Manor Nursing Home are the biggest issue presented to Vermilion County in its recent audit.

Results of the audit, conducted by the Danville accounting fire CliftonLarsonAllen LLC, were discussed by the Vermilion County Board’s finance and personnel committee during its meeting Monday night. The audit is expected to be the top issue for discussion before the full county board, which meets tonight at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex, 6 N. Vermilion St.

Committee chairman John Alexander said the audit results of the 2012-2013 fiscal year were good overall for the county with no irregularities. The main sticking point was the sale of the Catlin-Tilton Road nursing home, now called GardenView Manor Nursing Home.

“There are accounts payables from state, federal and some individuals that are still being billed or waiting for receivables to be paid,” he said prior to the meeting.

Vermilion County sold the longtime county-run nursing home to Premier Healthcare in August. The deal to purchase the nursing home is $5.5 million. Of that, $3.5 million of the payment is the price for the nursing home, while the remaining $2 million is money Premier Healthcare indicated it will put toward capital improvements to the nursing home, which has been open since the early 1970s.

At the time of the sale, the county was owed between $1.3 million and $1.4 million in payments. Alexander said it is difficult when payments have historically not been received on time from the state.

“Then, of course, it takes a while for insurance to process those,” he added.

Overall, CliftonLarsonAllen accountants indicated in the audit that funds for the county were doing well, Alexander said, adding the audit is a positive message for the county.

“Fund balances are in healthy condition,” he said, noting the county’s general fund remains adequate. Some of the balances have been spent down while others have increased over time, Alexander added.

“I always look at the fund balances especially, but also how we proceed with any grants we receive from federal and state governments to make sure we’re in full compliance,” he said. “That happens to be the case.”

Sandy Cook of CliftonLarsonAllen spoke to committee members, explaining several aspects. She noted the county’s revenues for the general fund came in over budget while expenses were under budget. In addition, Cook said no issues were found in the county’s handling of $2.4 million in federal revenues through programs such as Women Infants Children.

The audit contained other recommendations to the county that are simply not a possibility. Each year, the county audit contains recommendations of splitting duties in several offices to improve security.

“There are recommendations, but some are very difficult to fulfill due to personnel limitations,” Alexander said. “Because of the small number of employees it does create a problem.”

While listing it as a concern, Alexander said CliftonLarsonAllen understands why the county can not address it.

CliftonLarsonAllen will offer a presentation to the full county board at tonight’s board meeting. Also on the agenda for the meeting:

• Board members will vote to re-appoint county engineer Doug Staske and set his salary at $137,322 for the upcoming year.

Each year the state makes a recommendation on how much the salary should be and offers to pay that amount or 95 percent of that amount through funds from the Motor Fuel Tax. Any amount lower than 95 percent of the state’s recommendation would have to be paid by the county.

• Board members will vote to establish a Class II truck route on Perrysville Road.

The route, according to county paperwork, will begin at the Danville city limits and continue 5½ miles to the Indiana state line. The road, once approved, will accommodate a load limit of up to 80,000 pounds.

• The board will issue a Korean War Proclamation.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 08, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Criminal Damage to Property H14-3534 Tate
Time & Date:  July 7, 2014     9:50am
Location: New City Chef Property 201 E. Penn St
Details: At the above time and date, the business reported that person(s) unknown
and without permission did damage to their new building.

Fire Call
Date & Time: July 7, 2014   6:37pm
Location: 200 blk E Lincoln
Details: Fire Department responded for a stove on fire.

 

Hoopeston water project prompts complaints

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 02, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

HOOPESTON — City council members learned Tuesday there had been complaints to several radio/TV stations and to the Environmental Protection Agency from some residents about the city’s water quality.

When city officials followed up with the residents about the complaints and an explanation of the ongoing project to improve the water quality, those complaining admitted they did not know about the water project even though information had been in the Commercial-News, Just The Facts and the Hoopeston Chronicle at different times for more than a year.

“If someone doesn’t know what we are doing (after all the publicity in local papers), they’ve had their head in the sand,” Mayor Bill Crusinberry said.

Crusinberry added the water is continually tested for problems and a letter from the EPA stating that the water was fine had been received from each test.

“When (water project) completed, everything will be all brand new,” Crusinberry said. “An early projected dated for completion is at the end of July.” Crusinberry said he wasn’t sure all three filters would be back online by then, but at least one would. The quality of Hoopeston water would be greatly improved once the project is completed, he said.

The rusty water during Friday’s flushing of the water mains is the result of water and oxygen oxizing, Crusinberry explained.

Hydrants are flushed in order to make sure an adequate flow and pressure of water is available. It also is to remove sediment from the pipes to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes.

It was suggested that discolored water will clear up if the cold water is run for a few minutes. If it doesn’t clear up, wait a few minutes and try it again. However, do avoid washing clothes on Fridays unless residents have a whitening product.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 02, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

July 2, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-3366 Cade
Date & Time: July 1, 2014 11:07am
Location: Route 1 entrance to Hoopeston Plaza
Unit 1: 2012 Chevrolet driven by Thelma Frederick of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1998 Chevrolet driven by Michael Phillips of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on Route 1 and made a left hand turn in front
of Unit 2, who was north bound on Route 1, to enter Hoopeston Plaza.  Driver of Unit 2 swerved and each vehicle clipped the other’s passenger side mirror.  No injuries, no citations, both units insured.


Glasses Found
Date & Time: July 1, 2014 1:40pm
Location: Across from High School on E. Orange
Details: A pair of prescription glasses in dark brown frames were found.  Owner may
identify and claim at HPD.

Disobeying Police Officers H14-3379 Steeples
Date & Time: July 1, 2014     7:51pm
Location: 700 blk S Second Ave
Arrested: Trinidad Hernandez (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject responded to a disturbance at the above location.  While trying
to attend to the disturbance the above subject, who wasn’t involved,
refused to listen to officers when he was told to step back.  He was
transported to HPD where he was released with Notice To Appear in
Hoopeston City court.

 


Warrant Arrest,  Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Controlled Substance
H14-3384   V14-6261   Steeples
Date & Time: July 1, 2014   9:00pm
Location: Penn/First Avenue
Arrested: Dale E Simpson (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was located at the above location.  He was transported to
HPD where he was searched.  Cannabis and a Controlled Substance
were found in his possession.  He was transported to PSB
for arraignment.

 

Deputy shooting ruled within law by prosecutor

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 01, 2014
  • city: Danville, IL

DANVILLE – The actions of a Vermilion County deputy who shot a man during an domestic call last year have been deemed legal.

Caleb Emory, 21, suffered a gunshot wound from a deputy during a call in the early morning hours of Nov. 21 at 2530 Georgetown Road. The name of the deputy has not be released.

On Monday, Vermilion County State’s Attorney Randy Brinegar issued a statement indicating the deputy “acted properly and within the boundaries of the law.”

Brinegar said, in looking at the details of the incident, he had to consider the split-second judgement the deputy has to make without the benefit of hindsight.

“It always is difficult and also a serious moment when an office discharges his or her weapon,” he said “I do have to look at it carefully.”

In his statement, Brinegar noted the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dictates considering the officers point of view at the time and any potential dangers the officer may have believed he faced when he discharged the weapon.

“In this case, the officer acted by using the necessary level of force to resolve a dangerous situation,” Brinegar said in his release.

Illinois State Police, which investigated the shooting, said at the time incident took place after the deputy was called at 4:13 a.m. to 2530 Georgetown Road to handle a report of a domestic disturbance. While at the call, state police indicate the deputy encountered Emory. During what state police called “attempted enforcement action,” Emory was shot by the deputy.

No other details have been released with regard to the shooting incident. On Monday, Brinegar said he would not release any additional details regarding the case until the charges filed against Emory had been resolved.

He noted releasing additional information could jeopardize the prosecution of the case again Emory.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: July 01, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

July 1, 2014

City Ordinance Violation (Unlawful Assembly) H14-3341 Kruse
Date & Time: June 30, 2014 1:21am
Location: 600 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: Brittany Kilgore (19) of Watseka
Ryan Nosler (19) of Hoopeston
Jonathan Martin (19) of Hoopeston
Shawn Hurt (19) of Hoopeston
Female Juvenile (14)
Female Juvenile (13)
Details: Hoopeston Police received a complaint of an underage drinking party at the
above location.  All parties were taken to HPD, processed and released with
a notice to appear in city court.  The 2 juveniles were released to parents/guardians.

Theft H14-3357 Dewitt
Date & Time: June 30, 2014     8:45pm
Location: 300 blk E Penn
Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant made report after she noticed several credit cards missing from
her purse.


Domestic Battery H14-3355 V14-6210 DeWitt
Date & Time: June 30, 2014   5:46pm
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Complainant: (56) Hoopeston male
Arrested: Shenoa Webb (22) Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above address for a report of a disturbance.  Ms.
Webb was arrested for domestic battery and taken to HPD.  She was processed
and later transported to the PSB for arraignment.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 30, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, June 30, 2014

Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by Minor     H14-3283                             Linares
Date & Time: June 28, 2014     12:46am
Location: Chestnut/Fourth St
Arrested: 16 year Hoopeston female juvenile
Details: During a traffic stop, juvenile, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found
to be under the influence of alcohol.  She was transported to HPD where
she was issued a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston court and released to
her father.


Fire Call
Date & Time: June 28, 2014   2:40am
Location: 300 block of N 8th Ave
Details: HFD was dispatched for a garage on fire.


Hit & Run Traffic Accident H14-3290 Steeples
Date & Time: June 28, 2014 6:59am
Location: E. Main St at Sixth St.
Unit 1: Unknown – fled scene
Property: Ameren utility pole and residential power line
Details: Unknown vehicle struck an Ameren utility pole, ripping the residential power line
down from a house and damaging the pole.

 

Domestic Battery H14-3137   V14-3309 Kruse
Date & Time: June 28,2014   11:37pm
Location: 800 blk E Orange
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Justin C Jeffries (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested after a physical altercation with the complainant.
He was transported to PSB to see a judge.

Wanted on Warrant (2013TR7148)     H14-3314 Steeples
Date & Time: June 29, 2014 08:30 am
Location: 400 block South Market St
Arrested: Johnson, Beth Ann (F) of Hoopeston (34)
Details: At above time and date the subject was located and taken into custody on
the above listed warrant.  Original Charge:  Driving While License Suspended,
Bond: $5,000 plus $75 court fee.  Subject was transported to HPD for processing,
bond was posted and she was released with new court date.

 

Criminal Damage to Property H14-3323 Dewitt
Date & Time: June 29, 2014   4:31pm
Location: 600 blk E Seminary
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Report was taken for a damaged screen due to someone throwing an
egg at it.


City Ordinance Violation (Battery) H14-3328 Linares
Date & Time: June 29, 2014 6:43pm
Location: 400 blk W Lincoln
Complainant: 18 year old Rantoul male
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston female
Details: A female juvenile was arrested after allegedly battering the complainant.  She was brought to HPD and processed.  She was given a city citation for battery and
a court date.  She was later released to a guardian.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 26, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-3224 Cade
Date & Time: June 25, 2014 8:12am
Location: Teasdale Foods S First Ave at Washington
Unit 1: 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer driven by Lilia Monica Gonzalez of Texas
Property: Teasdale Foods loading dock door
Details: Driver of Unit 1 backed into loading dock and one of the doors on her trailer was
not secure and rammed a loading dock door, damaging the door.  No injuries.
No citations issued.


Criminal Damage To Vehicle H14-3227 Cade
Date & Time: June 25, 2014 10:19am
Location: 400 block E. Maple
Victim: 26 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Victim advised unknown subject(s) slashed the tires and keyed her vehicle
while it was parked at a residence.


Criminal Trespass to Vehicle H14-3231 Showers
Time & Date:  June 25, 2014   1:48 pm
Location:        500 block E Young
Complainant:    35 year old Hoopeston Woman
Arrested:      Bane, Angel Kay (F) of Hoopeston (34)
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference to the arrestee, without permission entered the complainant’s vehicle and removed items. 
The suspect was located and transported HPD processed and charged in this matter.
Later released with a court date for Danville and OR Bond

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 25, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

City Ordinance Violation- Assault H14-3194 Steeples
Date & Time: June 24, 2014 12:22am
Location: 300 blk Front St
Complainant: 44 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Lucas Neal (30) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the report of the suspect at the residence refusing to
leave.  Mr. Neal was arrested and charged with city ordinance violation of
assault.  He was taken to HPD, processed and then released with notice to
appear in city court.

Criminal Trespass H14-3197 V14-5918 Steeples
Date & Time: June 24, 2014     1:56am
Location: 900 blk E Young
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Christopher Rutledge (34) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Rutledge was arrested after subject was found in the garage attempting to
maKe entry into the residence.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and then
later transported to the PSB to await arraignment. 

 

Save the Lorraine Foundation Features Movies in the Park

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 25, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

June 25th, 2014
McFerren Park (by the Girl Scout House)
Save the Lorraine foundation will be showing the movie Brave sponsored by Crown Ford & Star Chrysler
Show will start at dusk
Free will donations will be accepted for the Save the Lorraine Foundation.
Concessions will be sold and there will also be a 50/50 drawing.

2014 Vermilion County Fair Queen Pageant Results

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 25, 2014
  • city: Vermilion County Fair

The 2014 Vermilion County Fair kicked off last night with the Fair Queen Pageant.
11 young ladies vied for the title of fair queen.

Miss Congeniality - Stephanie Royce of Danville
Best Interview - Taylor McGlaughlin of Muncie
Best Swimsuit - Tanna Petersak of Westville
Best Evening Gown - Jolyn Silver of Rossville
Best of Speech - Katie Brown of Rossville

2nd Runner Up - Tana Petersak of Westville

And the Vermilion County Fair Queen - Amie Harvey of Danville

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 24, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Criminal Damage To Property H14-3179 Tate
Date & Time: June 23, 2014 8:30am
Location: 400 block W. Penn
Victim: 32 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Unknown subject(s) damaged a window of the victim’s house by throwing a rock
threw it.

Theft of Bicycle H14-3188  
Date & Time: June 23, 2014
Location: Parkview Court
Details: On the above date a report was make that a neon green and pink girls
Kent bicycle was stolen.   

 


Warrant Arrest H14-3187 Cade
Date & Time: June 23, 2014   4:30pm
Location: 300 blk E Washington
Arrested: Jason A Woods (40) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject taken into custody on outstanding Ford County warrant 13-416 for
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to HPD where
he was processed and released after posting $500 bond.

 

Fire Call
Date & Time: June 23, 2014   7:06pm
Location: 700 blk W Washington
Details: Fire Department was dispatched to the above for a stove on fire.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 23, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: June 21, 2014     5:06pm
Location: 300 blk W Penn
Details: Fire Department was dispatched for smoke and the smell of electric burning
in a water heater.

New law aims to bar repeat of Hoopeston fire

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 20, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Debris gone from site, though traces of fine dust still permeate area.

HOOPESTON — Pat Dooley remembers being “half asleep” one year ago when her son-in-law came rushing into her house at 5 a.m., telling her to evacuate because of a massive fire in the 400,000-square-foot tire-recycling facility behind her home.

“The flames were so big,” said Dooley, 79, whose house was spared. “Oh it was bad. I don’t want to go through that any more.”

Dooley was one of several in Hoopeston who had to be evacuated June 19, 2013, due to heavy, thick black smoke and flames threatening residences nearby the J&R Used Tire Recycling facility at 103 Maple St., where hundreds of thousands of tires that had been stockpiled for recycling caught fire.

It started when a spark from machinery being operated by employees ignited tire dust. The black plume of smoke could be seen for miles in all directions, and more than 20 area fire departments and 100-plus firefighters fought the blaze for days.

On Thursday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Michael Frerichs, D-Champaign, requiring more oversight of large used-tire processing and storage facilities.

According to Quinn’s office, had this law been in effect a year ago, the tire fire in Hoopeston may not have happened.

Paul Purseglove with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was in Hoopeston on Thursday. He said the agency had an enforcement case against the owner of J&R, Rodney Rogers, because he had too many tires stockpiled, among other violations. But the facility was not shut down.

The new legislation beefs up the IEPA’s enforcement authority by requiring facilities with more than 10,000 passenger tires on site or that process more than 500 tons of used tires a year to get a solid-waste permit to operate. The facilities must, among other things, allow inspections and submit documentation, including a tire storage plan and a contingency plan, to the IEPA. If facilities don’t comply, they can be ordered to cease operating.

Purseglove said the agency has required such assurances from these types of facilities in the past, but without a permitting process, the agency’s ability to enforce regulations was complicated and difficult.

In the last 20 years, Illinois has had six major tire fires at used-tire storage and processing facilities. In the environmental field for the last 30 years, Purseglove said he’s not seen a site like the one in Hoopeston get cleaned up so well. Normally, the sites languish, he said.

But in Hoopeston, all of the debris has been removed from the site. Left behind is a huge concrete slab on which the former industrial building rested. With IEPA oversight, Rogers hired a private contractor that cleaned up the site, separating out what could be salvaged for recycling, like the metal, and taking the rest to a landfill. The revenue from the salvageable items helped pay for cleanup, along with Rogers’ insurance, Purseglove said. The new legislation will ensure that operators have finances in place, like bonds, to pay for the ramifications of a fire.

Purseglove said the IEPA has a lawsuit against Rogers seeking reimbursement of the agency’s expenses during the fire, when federal and state EPA officials responded to contain runoff, and since then, as IEPA officials have continued oversight of the cleanup process.

The legislation also allows the IEPA to re-establish a program to develop new markets for used and waste tires. Purseglove said Illinois generates 13 million scrap tires a year, and something must be done with them. He said new markets need to be established for those tires, so facilities that gather them are processing them into new products or sending them to other users rather than stockpiling massive amounts.

***

About four months after the Hoopeston fire, Rogers reopened his J&R Used Tire Service at the former General Motors foundry in Tilton. In October, Rogers began operating in a 12,000-square-foot area of a 125,000-square-foot former GM building at 585 N. J St., a site he’s leasing from Agracel, an Effingham company that owns the former GM site. But Rogers is not stockpiling the number of tires he was in Hoopeston. Instead he’s bringing in about 10,000 tires a day from clients in Illinois and Indiana, processing them quickly and shipping them out.

Purseglove said IEPA is monitoring Rogers’ operation monthly, and confirmed that he’s not amassing large amounts of scrap rubber.

Although the former J&R site in Hoopeston reveals no hint of the enormous fire one year ago, Purseglove said it’s not yet been determined whether the accident caused long-term contamination of soil or groundwater in the area.

On June 12, he said a private consultant hired by Rogers took 30 soil borings at the site as well as samples from eight water wells.

Those are being analyzed for contamination. If any is detected, Purseglove said that either action will have to be taken to correct that or limitations in regard to soil and groundwater will be placed on the property. All of the surrounding residences are on the Hoopeston city’s water system, but Purseglove said it’s the IEPA’s responsibility to ensure the groundwater is still useable.

Even if the tests don’t reveal contamination, Purseglove said, there could be further testing to ensure no problems. The ultimate goal is for the IEPA to issue Rogers a “no further remediation required” letter that would essentially release the property for him to do what he wants with it.

“We’d like to see it developed into something,” Purseglove said.

Another concern, he said, is the trace amounts of very fine black carbon dust that remain on the site and still coat area properties when the wind blows. Purseglove said the agency has asked Rogers to bring in a truck with a large vacuum to clean the surface of the concrete and remove that last fine layer of carbon dust.

Dooley said she was told soon after the fire that local residences would be power-washed to remove the black dust, but that never happened. She said the black dust was all over her property and her neighbors’ as well, and it would get tracked into the house. Even though she has city water, Dooley said she doesn’t drink her water and buys bottled water instead.

Hoopeston Mayor Bill Crusinberry said the IEPA officials overseeing the cleanup have kept him well-informed throughout the process, which has gone well.

“I do know the owner and IEPA have worked hand in hand to make sure it’s done in a methodical and environmentally-friendly manner,” said Crusinberry, who feels confident the agency won’t release the site until it’s confirmed that soil and groundwater are safe. “The contractor doing the clean up couldn’t have done a better job. It’s been a long process to clean up this site, but it went a lot better than anybody ever anticipated.”

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 20, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Friday, June 20, 2014

Residential Burglary H14-3106 Showers
Date & Time: June 19, 2014     3:51pm
Location: 800 blk E Lincoln
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) entered his residence without
his permission and removed his X-Box gaming system

Police make arrests in street detail

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 19, 2014
  • city: Danville, IL

DANVILLE — Representatives with several law enforcement groups made arrests, and netted drugs and a weapon during a recent street detail.

DANVILLE — Representatives with several law enforcement groups made arrests, and netted drugs and a weapon during a recent street detail.

Illinois State Police issued a press release on Tuesday confirming the street suppression detail conducted in Danville on Friday.

Officers from the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Danville police and the county sheriff’s department conducted the detail, along with state police.

As a result, 11 arrests were made on Friday for charges including possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespassing, driving while suspended and pedestrian in the roadway.

In addition, almost 30 grams of cannabis and one ecstasy pill were seized along with a weapon. Officers also wrote 21 tickets, issued four warnings and five city ordinance violations. Six vehicles were towed.

According to state police, similar details will be conducted in the future.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 19, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Burglary to Auto H14-3096 Kruse
Date & Time: June 18, 2014 11:48pm
Location: 800 blk W Washington
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston female
Details: At the above time and date, complainant contacted HPD in reference to unknown
subject (s) broke into her vehicle and stole several items.

Hoopeston Amends TIF ordinances

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 18, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

BY CAROL HICKS
The Commercial-News

HOOPESTON — TIF districts in Hoopeston received an additional year tacked to the end of each because of a lag in payment of property taxes to the city. Ordinances amending TIF I and TIF II were passed unanimously at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Alderman Bill Goodwine explained that property taxes for the year that TIF I and TIF II were implemented were not paid until the following year. TIFs run for 23 years, Goodwine said, and in order for the TIF to pay property taxes for 23 years, the TIF ordinance had to be amended.

TIF I will end Dec. 31, 2024, rather than 2023, and TIF II will end Dec. 31, 2029, instead of 2028.

TIF III was repealed by a unanimous vote of the council due to the fact it had not been developed in any way in more than seven years. According to the law, Goodwine said, the redevelopment project area designated by the TIF ordinance had to be developed during that seven-year period or be repealed.

In other council business:

• A letter was received from the Department of Transportation approving the motor fuel tax estimate for 2014.

• The council approved the Motor Fuel Tax bid of Iroquois Paving of Watseka for this summer’s roadwork, 7 -0 with one abstention. The bid was $95,033 for roadwork from the railroad tracks on East Main Street to Market Street.

Built To Last was the only sidewalk and curb bid received and was approved 8-0.

• Mike Streff with Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, gave a report on the progress of the water tanks. The tank that is off line is being refitted with new parts in the filter and replacing rusted parts.

“This should be a tremendous increase in water quality,” he said.

• The council learned the Hoopeston swimming pool had been updated and is now handicapped accessible with a gate and ramp on the north end, handicap bathrooms and a lift to lower the person into the pool.

• The council learned the Hoopeston Fire Department is back up to 100 percent on the anniversary of the A& R Tire fire last year.

• The council learned that stronger methods are needed to deal with stray and vicious dogs. The Hoopeston police chief, animal control officer and city attorney will discuss methods, fines and other means of control.

• Mayor Bill Crusinberry commented about the positive feedback on the circus last Sunday and the positive feedback of the circus employees on the turnout of Hoopeston residents. He commended the Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce and businesses for their efforts to provide positive entertainment for residents.

FYI

The Hoopeston City Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 1 at City Hall, 301 W. Main St.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 18, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Found Bicycle
Time & Date: June 17, 2014   11am
Location: 400 block W Washington St
Details: At the above time and date, person called in about finding a turquoise & purple
Roadmaster.  Owner may claim at Hoopeston Police Dept.


Hit and Run Accident H14-3074 Showers
Date & Time: June 17, 2014     4:48pm
Location: IGA parking lot 1030 W Chestnut
Unit #1: Left scene
Unit #2: 2011 Ford owned by Maria Boguszewski of Woodland
Details: While owner of Unit 2 was inside shopping, unknown Unit #1, sideswiped
her vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot, and left the scene
without reporting.

Warrant Arrest H14-3076 V14-5657 Showers
Date & Time: June 17, 2014 9:27pm
Location: McFerren Park
Arrested: Heather Billingsley (37) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Ms. Billingsley had an
outstanding Iroquois County warrant.  She was taken to HPD, processed and then
transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Library Offers show, movie

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 17, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Public Library, 110 N. Fourth St., will offer a free puppet show at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The interactive program is for children in preschool through sixth grade.Children of all ages are invited to a screening of the movie “Cats & Dogs” at 2 p.m. Thursday. Free refreshments will also be provided.

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston Public Library, 110 N. Fourth St., will offer a free puppet show at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The interactive program is for children in preschool through sixth grade.Children of all ages are invited to a screening of the movie “Cats & Dogs” at 2 p.m. Thursday. Free refreshments will also be provided.

For both activities, children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 283-6711.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 17, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Driving Under Influence, Leaving Scene of Property Damage Accident, Operating Uninsured Vehicle                       H14-3049 Cade
Date & Time: June 16, 2014   6:43am
Location: 400 blk W Orange
Arrested: Gerardo Torres (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested after witnesses reported him striking a speed limit sign
at the above location.  He was located and taken into custody. Later
transported to PSB in lieu of bond.


Leaving Scene of Property Accident, Failure to Give Information after striking Property
  H14-3050 Cade
Date & Time: June 16, 2014   10:00am
Location: 600 blk S Sixth Ave
Arrested: Gerardo Torres (33) of Hoopeston
Details: After subject was taken into custody on the above charges, more damage
was located that matched damage on suspects car.  He was then charged
with the above and transported to PSB with above charges

Burglary, Theft Over, and Criminal Damage to Property over   H14-3053 Showers
Date & Time: June 16, 2014     2:24pm
Location: 400 blk W Washington
Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant advised unknown persons, entered his garage and removed his
lawn mower and caused damage to it before returning it.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 16, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, June 16, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-2984 Morgan
Date & Time: June 13, 2014     1:22am
Location: 500 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: Carrie M Gray (42) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Vermilion County warrant
for Failure To Appear on 2 Counts of Battery.  She was transported to
PSB in lieu of bond.


Agg Battery H14-2987 Morgan
Date & Time: June 13, 2014   04:52 am
Location: 600 block S. Seventh St
Complainant : 56 year old Hoopeston Male
Arrested: Sage, Zacaria C. (M) of Hoopeston (26)
Details: At the above time and date, Mr. Sage was arrested for an alleged battery
on the complainant.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and then later
transported to the public safety building for arraigment.

Battery (City Citation) H14-3009 Steeples
Date & Time: June 14, 2014     12:05am
Location: 200 E Main St   Downtown Motel
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Michelle Behnke (38) Hoopeston female
Details: At above time and date, Ms. Behnke was arrested after allegedly battering the
complainant.  Subject was taken to HPD where she was processed and then
later released with a notice to appear in city court.

Fire Call
Time & Date:  June 15, 2014   12:08 pm
Location: Centennial Manor Apartments, 426 E Honeywell Ave
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was sent to investigate a strong odor of
natural gas in an apartment.    Report was unfounded, No injuries, or Illness


Found Key
Location: McFerren Park Miniature golf course
An Ignition key with built in remote was turned into HPD

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 12, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Criminal Damage to Property H14-2945 Kruse
Date & Time: June 11, 2014 12:23am
Location: 400 blk E Penn
Details: While on another call, HPD officers noticed a garage in the area that had
been spray painted by unknown subject(s).


Warrant Arrest H14-2953 Cade
Date & Time: June 11, 2014 10:50am
Location: 300 block W. Penn
Arrested: Joaquin A Granados (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (2012DT48) for Failure To Appear.  Subject was later transported to the
PSB in Danville in lieu of $5,000 bond.


Traffic Accident (PD) H14-2958 Cade
Time & Date:  June 11, 2014   1:40 pm
Location: 300 block of E Main St
Unit 1: 2009 Nissan driven by Shala J Schimdt (F) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1993 Chevrolet Parked at time owned by Dorothy Metz of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, Hoopeston Police responded to a report of
an accident.  Unit 1 at fault for striking Unit 2 as she was turning into
parking place in the downtown area.  No injuries, both units insured, No
Citations issued.

Possession of Methamphetamine H14-2965   V14-5421   Linares
Date & Time: June 11, 2014   11:13pm
Location: 800 blk E Main
Arrested: Heidi S Snyder (38) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to a call for a domestic situation at the above location.
Drugs were found on the female while checking subjects involved.
She was transported to PSB in Danville for arraignment.

 

200 AT&T jobs coming to Rantoul

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 11, 2014
  • city: Rantoul, IL

RANTOUL — About 200 new jobs will be coming to Rantoul as a result of a shift in employment at AT&T.

RANTOUL — About 200 new jobs will be coming to Rantoul as a result of a shift in employment at AT&T.

The company will relocate the positions from its Springfield facility to its Rantoul call center at 1 Aviation Center Drive on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

Marty Richter, an AT&T spokesman, said the positions are “call center positions, customer care for wireless customers.”

He said the employees who are being offered the opportunity to transfer to Rantoul are hourly and union-represented.

Any AT&T employee who will transfer to Rantoul will do so by Aug. 2. Some might make the change sooner, according to the official.

Richter said work currently being done in Springfield will be consolidated “into other company facilities.”

He said the company is closing the Springfield call center, and all positions will be relocated to other AT&T centers, most of them to Rantoul.

He said AT&T is offering affected Springfield employees the opportunity to relocate to Rantoul. They would receive a relocation allowance.

“This won’t result in a reduction of our head count in Illinois,” Richter said.

He said he can’t speculate how many will choose to transfer to Rantoul.

“Employees who elect not to follow their work to Rantoul are free to apply for other AT&T jobs and will receive priority consideration for openings in customer call centers across the country,” Richter said.

He said any employees who leave the payroll will receive severance pay.

Rantoul Mayor Chuck Smith said state Rep. Chad Hays, R-Catlin, informed him of the change last week.

The mayor said the village of Rantoul is working to provide information about housing, schools and “ancillary information” for the community.

“We’re looking at updating our website as well to inform our future residents of the opportunities,” Smith said. “Our Realtors need to be notified, too, of a possible influx of people moving in.”

Added Smith, “Economically, this is a nice boost (to) Rantoul.”

Richter said the company remains committed to Illinois “and (continues) to hire in the state.”

He said AT&T hired more than 1,600 employees in Illinois in 2013 and the first four months of this year. The company is hiring for more than 230 additional job openings in the state, Richter added.

Board names land surplus

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 11, 2014
  • city: Danville, IL

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board members added several acres to the sale of longtime county farmland during their board meeting Tuesday night.

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Board members added several acres to the sale of longtime county farmland during their board meeting Tuesday night.

Board members voted 15-8 to OK declaring almost 4 acres of land surplus. The land was then to be added to more than 100 acres of tillable farmland along Catlin-Tilton Road that has been sold.

The addition, declared surplus last month by members of the board’s property committee, adds the acreage to half of the farm ground located north of Catlin-Tilton Road. The other half of the farm ground was on the south side of the road.

The extra 4 acres is adjacent to the tillable land. The sale itself of the two tracts of land did not need board approval.

Discussion was made regarding whether gravesites were located on the 4 acres after one audience member contended two people were buried there — one in 1927 and another in 1931. District 6 Board Member Dennis Miller motioned to table the action until the claim could be checked out, but his motion failed on a vote.

District 7’s A.J. Wright then argued the county was literally giving the property away, motioning for a rewording of the resolution to take bids on the property and award the property to the highest bidder. That motion also failed on a vote.

Vermilion County Board Chairman Gary Weinard contested the idea that the land was given away, noting that the property committee and county board voted to declare the property surplus.

The 4 acres added to the northern property included an old building as well as public-dumped trash scattered throughout the property. The purchaser has told the county he would clean up the land. Weinard has estimated in the past that it would have cost the county as much as $6,000 to clean up the 4-acre section.

As far the claims of graves on the property, Weinard said the land would now be surveyed to create an appropriate land description. Any graves found on the property would be dealt with by the county and the owners, Smoot Brothers.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 11, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bicycle Found
Date & Time: June 9, 2014
Details: A silver and blue NEXT mountain bike was found and turned in to HPD.  Owner
may identify and claim at HPD.

Vandalism H14-2925 Tate
Date & Time: June 10, 2014 8:03am
Location: 323 E. Main
Victim: Main Source Bank
Details: Unknown subject(s) spray painted the business sign in front of the business
with graffiti.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 10, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fire Call
Date & Time: June 9, 2014 2:32am
Location: 423 N Dixie Hwy Heritage Health
Details: HFD was dispatched to a mechanical fire alarm coming from one of the
rooms.  Room was checked and walk through of the building performed.
Fire department cleared scene when nothing was located.

Theft Solved H14-2834 V14-5320 Tate
Date & Time: June 9, 2014 12:35pm
Location: W. Penn at Sixth Ave
Arrested: Joshua J. Witty (31) of Milford
Details: Suspect was taken into custody following a traffic stop in connection with the
theft of eyeglass frames from Chittick’s Eye Care of Hoopeston.  Subject is
being charged with Burglary and was later transported to the PSB in Danville
to await arraignment in court.

 

Fire
Date & Time: June 9, 2014 1:02pm
Location: 1200 Daisy Lane
Details: HFD was dispatched to a residence for a report of a kitchen oven on fire.  No
reported injuries.

 

POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE,
NO PROOF OF INSURANCE,
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED. H14-2914   V14-5320     SHOWERS
Date & Time: June 9, 2014   5:30pm
Location: Civic Center 3 McFerren Park Rd
Arrested: McReynolds, Chelsey N (F) of Westville (20)
Details: At the above time and date, HPD was called reference to a reckless driving
Tan Jeep in the park.  Officers approached the two females in the vehicle
McReynolds did not have a valid drivers license.  Unit was towed to Knuth’s
and the female was transported to HPD processed then later transferred to
PSB to await a hearing before a judge

 

Overpass Opening in Danville

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 06, 2014
  • city: Overpass Opening in Danville

The last person to go through the Fairchild Subway before it was filled in will be the first of the public to go over the new Fairchild Street Overpass on Saturday.

Former alderwoman Lois Cooper will be the first person to travel on the overpass at the ribbon cutting at noon Saturday. The overpass then will be open to the public following the ceremony.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting at the intersection of Fairchild Street and Bowman Avenue.

The ceremony will feature guest speakers and a parade of city vehicles over the overpass. In addition to Mayor Scott Eisenhauer, state Rep. Chad Hays also is expected to attend. Other state and federal legislators also have been invited to attend.

Cooper said she considers this the “best and largest birthday celebration for this old lady.” Cooper will be 81 on Monday. She grew up in the Germantown area and walked to school through the subway.

Her grandfather, Laurence, “Potsy” Garretson, also ran the C&EI depot restaurant Dixie Flagler No. 1 in the 1940s.

“I think proceeding over this new bridge is one of the greatest events of my life,” Cooper said. “Nature took the subway, but is letting this Germantown kid be honored as being the first of the public arena to go over the new bridge.”

She added she will be wearing green on Saturday. Green stands for go.

“We will go for the mayor and his city managers and employees and all involved in the construction, and tax payers. Go forward in safety over our new bridge,” she said.

David Schnelle, Danville Urban Services director, said last-minute work being finished this week has included final asphalt being placed, pavement striping and sidewalk, landscaping and other work still must be done after the roadway is open to the public.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 06, 2014
  • city: Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report

News Release
June 5th, 2014

6-5 Sheriff’s Police arrested Daniel J Breymeyer, 24 Ashkum.  He was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant charging him with failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia.  Breymeyer was taken to the county jail whyere he posted the required bond and was released

6-2 Clayton J Marcum, 28 Springfield, turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail.  He had an Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear on an aggravated battery charge.  Marcum posted the required bond and was released the following day

Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department Closure

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 05, 2014
  • city: Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department Closure

The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department (FIPHD) is dissolving on June 30, 2014.  However, the good news is that both Ford and Iroquois Counties will open new independent health departments on July 1, 2014.  The services that you have come to expect and appreciate from the FIPHD will be offered at both new health departments.  Both new health departments are creating more community alliances that will allow them to serve their respective communities even better.

While the new health departments are preparing for their openings, the FIPHD will continue to serve its clients through Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  At which time the FIPHD in both Watseka and Paxton will close for clients in order to prepare to serve clients beginning on July 1, 2014.  They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is necessary to make sure everything is in place to open July 1, 2014.  Both staffs are receiving the most up-to-date trainings and are looking forward to this new beginning of serving their communities.

If you are a client of the FIPHD, you will be notified from the department that is providing services as to where you will receive your services beginning July 1st.

First West Nile Virus Positive in Illinois for 2014 Reported

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 05, 2014
  • city: First West Nile Virus Positive in Illinois for 2014 Reported

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed the first West Nile virus positive bird and mosquito batch reported in Illinois for 2014.  Henry County Health Department employees collected a positive bird on May 29, 2014 in Colona and Madison County Health Department employees collected a positive mosquito batch on May 30, 2014 in Godfrey.

“West Nile virus activity is largely dependent on the weather.  Despite our cold winter, mosquitoes are becoming active and infected with West Nile virus as the temperature increase.  If we see a hot, dry summer, we could see a lot of West Nile virus activity,” said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.  “We want to remind people not to be complacent.  Take precautions to protect yourself by wearing insect repellent and taking other precautions.” 

The first West Nile virus positive result in 2013 was a mosquito batch collected on May 21, 2013 in Cook County.  Last year, 76 counties in Illinois reported a West Nile virus positive mosquito batch, bird and/or human case.  For the 2013 season, IDPH reported 117 human cases, including 11 deaths.  No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year.

Surveillance for West Nile virus in Illinois includes laboratory tests on mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing sick horses and humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms.  People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching bird should contact their local health department, which will determine if the bird will be picked up for testing.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.

Common West Nile virus symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches.  Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks.  However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms.  In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur.  People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile Virus.
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As temperatures warm up, remember to take some simple precautions to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and protect yourself from being bitten.  Precautions include practicing the three “R’s” – reduce, repel and report.

• REDUCE exposure - avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.

 Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut, especially at night.
 Eliminate all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, including flowerpots, wading pools, old tires and any other receptacles.  Change water in birdbaths weekly.

• REPEL - when outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535, according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.

• REPORT – report dead birds to your local health department.  In communities where there are organized mosquito control programs, contact your municipal government about areas of stagnant water in roadside ditches, flooded yards and similar locations that may produce mosquitoes.

Additional information about West Nile virus can be found by logging onto www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/wnv.htm.

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IDPH continues to implement its Five Year Strategy 2014-2018 to maximize IDPH’s effectiveness, influence and value for promoting wellness, health equity, safety and improved health outcomes.  Strategic plan priorities include developing and expanding partnerships; improving data utilization; reducing health disparities; improving regulatory compliance; and branding, marketing and communicating IDPH’s value.
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/StrategicPlan_Final_2014-2018.pdf.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 05, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Possession of Cannabis Prohibited H14-2806 Steeples
Time & Date: June 4, 2014   12:10 am
Location: 100 block of N Market Street
Arrested: Trey A. Anderson (19) of Rossville
Details: Suspect was arrested during a traffic stop when cannabis was found in his
vehicle.  He was later released on a Notice To Appear in court.

Traffic Accident H14-2817 Welch
Time & Date:  June 4, 2014     4:20pm
Location: 400 block E Young Ave
Unit 1: 2003 Chevy driven by Laffoon, Ashlee L. (F) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1993 Dodge Carryall owned by Richard G Forshier of Hoopeston (Parked Unit)
Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 was backing out of the driveway and
struck Unit 2 while it was parked unoccupied on the street.  No injuries report
Both Units insured.  No tickets issued at the time of report.


Theft H14-2818 Welch
Time & Date:  June 4, 2014   5:44 pm
Location: 800 block E Honeywell Ave
Complainant: 53 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant reported that person(s) unknown
without permission.  removed a tire and rim from a trailer.

 

Kids Safety Day in Hoopeston Sponsored by ADM Grain

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 04, 2014
  • city: Kids Safety Day in Hoopeston Sponsored by ADM Grain

Join ADM Grain for a Kids Safety Day at McFerren Park Civic Center on Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 am until 12:00 (Noon).  Participating in safety will be the CSX Railroad, HPD, HFD, Hoopeston EMA, Hoopeston Animal Control, Lithgow’s and a Special Guest from the Hoopeston Public Library.  Enjoy hot dogs from ADM Grain and Ice Cream by the Hoopeston Rotary.

U.S. 150 Bridge Repair to Begin

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 04, 2014
  • city: U.S. 150 Bridge Repair to Begin

Danville-The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that weather permitting; work is scheduled to begin June 9, 2014 for repair of the bridge carrying U.S. Route 150 over the North Fork River and Ellsworth Park in Danville.

Traffic on U.S. 150 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  While work is ongoing, please observe all traffic control signs.  The work is anticipated to be completed in July of 2014; weather permitting.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: June 04, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Warrant Arrest H14-2780 V14-5064 Cade
Date & Time: June 3, 2014 7:03am
Location: McFerren Park
Arrested: Zachary T Garman (22) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion Co arrest warrant
(2014CF240) for Burglary.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville.


Theft Over $500 H14-2781 V14-5071 Linares
Date & Time: June 3, 2014 8:30am
Location: 600 block S. Market
Victim: 47 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Jeffrey A. Davis (45) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody after victim alleged that he took his vehicle
and stole tools and accessories from it.  Subject was later transported to the
PSB in Danville to await arraignment in court.


Theft H14-2782 Cade
Date & Time: June 3, 2014 7:35am
Location: 300 block W. Penn
Victim: 40 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Victim advised officer that unknown subject(s) stole money from her residence.

Traffic Accident H14-2784 Linares
Date & Time: June 3, 2014 8:56am
Location: 700 block S. First Ave
Unit 1: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Linda L Nicholas (47) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Cayla L Clayburn of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 2 was south bound on First Ave and the driver of Unit 1 backed
out of a parking space in front of the apartment complex on the west side of the
street into Unit 2.  Driver of Unit 1 cited for Improper Backing.  Both units insured.


Theft H14-2794 DeWitt
Date & Time: June 3, 2014 4:21pm
Location: McFerren Park Swimming Pool
Victim: 44 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Victim advised officer that while his son was at the pool, someone stole his
I-Phone from the locker room.


Vermilion County Warrant Arrest H14-2804   V14-5104 Steeples
Time & Date:  June 3, 2014   9:35 pm
Location: 900 block W Main St Hoopeston
Arrested: Wilken, David M. (M) of Hoopeston (20)
Details: At the above time and date, while searching for the subject to follow up on
another complaint, the subject was located and taken into custody on the
above mentioned warrant.  Bond set at $3000 10% plus $75 fee.  Unable
to post the required bond subject was transferred to Vermilion County Sheriff
in lieu of bond.


Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor   H14-2766   V14-5105 Steeples
Time & Date:    June 3, 2014       9:16pm
Location:      1000 block W Penn St Hoopeston
Complainant:     15 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested:     Wilken, David M (M) of Hoopeston (20)
Details: On a complainant that was filed on June 2, 2014 the complainant reported that
the arrestee did provide her with contraband material.  The arrestee was located
and taken into custody was also charged with this incident also.  He was transferred
to Vermilion County Jail to be arraigned before a judge. 

 

Ribbon Cutting Hoopeston Splash Pad

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 30, 2014
  • city: Ribbon Cutting Hoopeston Splash Pad

Join the Hoopeston Chamber of Commerce and the community on Saturday, May 31st for a ribbon cutting of the new Splash Pad at the Hoopeston Swimming Pool.  The pool will open Saturday at 12:30 until 7:30pm Saturday night.  Buy a season pass on Saturday and receive a 20% discount.  Hope to see you there!!

Secretary of State Jesse White Becomes Longest Serving Illinois Secretary of State

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 30, 2014
  • city: Secretary of State Jesse White Becomes Longest Serving Illinois Secretary of State

Today, May 30th Jesse White surpasses James A. Rose as the longest serving Secretary of State.

White says, “I am proud to have had the privilege and honor of serving the people of Illinois for the last 15 years.”

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 30, 2014
  • city: Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report

Friday, May 30, 2014

On Thursday, May 29th the Sheriff’s investigated a two-vehicle accident on 3000N Rd at the intersection on 2700E Rd.  The report stated that Ruby Noel, 28, rural Beaverville, was traveling south on county road 2700E when she disobeyed at traffic sign.  Noel entered the intersection while a vehicle driven by Mariah Battering, 19, Beaverville was traveling east bound on county road 3000N.  Battering struck Noel causing Noel to hit the ditch and stop sign.  Both were transported by Riverside EMT’s to Iroquois Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  Noel was ticketed for operating an uninsured vehicle and disobeying a traffic control device.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 30, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, May 30, 2104

Hoopeston Police Department
Police Blotter
Thursday, May 29, 2014


Driving While License Revoked H14-2669 Showers
Date & Time: May 29, 2014   4:00pm
Location: Young & Eighth Ave
Arrested: Richard C Strawser III of Hoopeston
Details: HPD received a complaint of a subject riding in the Greater Hoopeston area
with extremely loud music.  Vehicle was located at Olympic Hardware in the
parking lot but the music was not on.  Subject was in the driver’s seat of
the vehicle.  Computer check revealed his Illinois driver’s license was
revoked.  He was taken into custody and transported to HPD.  He later
posted $150 bond and was released with a court date.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 29, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Traffic Accident H14-2650 Welch
Date & Time: May 28, 2014   5:13pm
Location: Washington & Seventh Street
Unit #1: 2013 Dodge Ram driven by Frankie B Wright of Danville
Unit #2; 2013 Buick LaCrosse driven by Judith Voorhees of Hoopeston
Details: While traveling southbound on Seventh Street, Unit 1 failed to yield at the
intersection and collided with Unit 2 which was traveling east bound.
Both vehicles towed from the scene.  Driver of Unit 1 was cited for
Failure to Yield at Intersection.


Criminal Damage To Vehicle H14-2656 Welch
Date & Time: May 28, 2014   7:20pm
Location: 800 blk E Elm
Complainant: 70 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised unknown subject(s) broke the window out of her
vehicle while it was parked at the above address.

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 29, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5/29/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NHL….
the Blackhawks broke a 4-4 tie in the 2nd overtime to hold off playoff elimiation,  as they beat the LA Kings 5-4.  LA still leads Western Conference finals series 3-2

NBA…
Paul George had 39 points and the Pacers held off the Heat 93-90 in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Miami holds a 3-2 series lead.

MLB….

White Sox beat the Indians 3-2

Cubs lost to the SF Giants 5-0

Cardinals lost to the Yankees 7-4


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 28, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vehicle Burglary H14-2629 Steeples
Date & Time: May 27, 2014   9:46pm
Location: 500 blk E Thompson
Complainant: 18 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant advised sometime during the night unknown subject(s) removed
several CD’s from her vehicle while it was parked at the above location

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 28, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5/28/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…
Russell Westbrook had 40 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

NHL….
the Montreal Canadiens topped the New York Rangers 7-4 in a crazy, goal-studded affair that kept the Canadiens’ playoff hopes alive and sent the series back to New York for Game 6.  The Rangers lead the series 3-2.

MLB….

Cardinals beat the Yankees 6 - 0

Cubs lost to the Giants 4 - 0

White Sox beat the Indians 2-1


Danville Dans won on their Opening Night, beating the Terre Haute Rex 10-3

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 27, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-2540 V14-4687 Kruse
Date & Time: May 24, 2014 01:18am
Location: 800 blk W Main St
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Ruben Espinoza (21) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Espinoza was arrested for domestic battery after an incident at the above
location.  He was taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported
to the PSB in Danville.

City Ordinance Violation H14-2541 Kruse
Date & Time: May 24, 2014 1:18am
Location: 800 blk W Main St
Arrested: Mariah Moore (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Moore was arrested for city ordinance violation of Purchase/Acceptance
Gift of Liquor by a Person Under 21.  She was given a city ticket and court
date.

 

Traffic Accident H14-2550 Showers
Time & Date: May 24, 2014   1:52pm
Location: Thompson/Market
Unit 1: 2003 Lincoln driven by Eileen M Leemon (81) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2005 Ford driven by Hali R. Martinez of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 2 was east bound on Thompson and had entered the intersection
of Thompson and Market and was struck by the driver of Unit 1 who was north
bound on Market.  Driver of Unit 1 cited for Failed to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident .  Both units insured.  No injuries.

 

Warrant Arrest H14-2555 V14-4699 Showers
Date & Time: May 24, 2014 6:39pm
Location: Fourth St/Orange St
Arrested: Brandon Arms (28) of Ambia, IN
Details: During a traffic stop, a computer check revealed that Mr. Arms had several
outstanding warrants through Vermilion Co.  He was taken to HPD, processed
and then later transported to the PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.

Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H14-2569 V14-4711 Kruse
Date & Time: May 25, 2014 1:25am
Location: 500 blk S Fifth St
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Claude Bridgman (27) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD receive call about subjects physically fighting.  Upon arrival, Mr. Bridgman
was arrested and charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.
He was taken to HPD, processed and then later transported to the PSB in Danville
for arraignment.


City Ordinance Violation H14-2573 Steeples
Date & Time: May 25, 2014 2:28am
Location: 400 blk N Market
Arrested: 15 year old Georgetown juvenile
Details: HPD was called to the residence on a report of loud music.  Juvenile was found
with cannabis on his person and was charged with city ordinance violation of
Possession of Cannabis Prohibited.  He was taken to HPD and processed. 
Subject was released to a parent and given a city citation.


Warrant Arrest H14-2581 V14-4732 Cade
Date & Time: May 25, 2014 1:16pm
Location: 200 block S. Market
Arrested: Joaquin A Granados (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Vermilion County arrest
warrant (2013CF145) for Failure To Appear.  He was later transported to the
PSB in Danville in lieu of $10,000 bond.


Traffic Accident H14-2584 Cade
Time & Date: May 25, 2014   1:50pm
Location: E. Orange & S. Market St
Unit 1: 2005 Chevy SUV driven by Madeline S Fritz (25) of Rossville
Unit 2: 1990 Cadillac driven by Eva David (43) of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on Market St, stopped at the intersection and
then proceeded into the intersection, striking Unit 2 who was east bound on
E. Orange St. (State Route 9).  Driver of Unit 1 was ticketed for Failure To Yield
and the Driver of Unit 2 was ticketed for No Insurance.  Driver of Unit 2 sustained
injuries and was transported to the Hoopeston hospital for treatment.

Warrant Arrest H14-2595 V14-4771 Linares
Date & Time: May 26, 2014 9:31am
Location: 500 N. Sixth St.
Arrested: Claude A Bridgman (27) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding Illinois Department of
Corrections (IDOC) arrest warrant (CH 1405014).  He was later transported to
the PSB in Danville to await transport back to IDOC.

 


Possession of Cannabis H14-2610 Steeples
Date & Time: May 26, 2014     11:22 pm
Location: Seventh Ave/McCracken
Arrested: Jamie E Moore ((39) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody when cannabis was found on his person
during a search as a result of a traffic stop on a vehicle he was a passenger in.
He was transported to HPD where he was later released with a NTA
in Hooepston City court.

 

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 27, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5/27/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…
Labron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 102 – 90 to take a 3-1 Eastern Conference Finals series lead

MLB….

Cardinals lost to the Yankees in 12, 6-4

Cubs beat the SF Giants 8 – 4

White Sox beat the Indians 6 – 2


NHL…

Blackhawks lost to the Kings 5 -2.  LA leads the series 3 – 1.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 22, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Criminal Damage to Auto H14-2498 Linares
Date & Time: May 21, 2014     6:04pm
Location: 300 blk N 9th Ave
Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant advised unknown subjects slashed the tires of 2 of her
vehicles.


Hit & Run Vehicle Accident H14-2500 Linares
Date & Time: May 21, 2014   7:57pm
Location: 700 blk S Third Street
Unit #1: Silver Nissan unknown owner/left scene
Unit #2: 2001 Ford Focus owned by Cheyenne Thilmony of Hoopeston
Details: While Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Third Street it ran off the road.
After it went back onto the road to leave it struck Unit 2 causing damage
to the rear bumper of Unit 2.  Damage to Unit 1 is on the front passenger
bumper.

 

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 21, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5/21/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…

Labron James led the Miami Heat over the Indiana Pacers 87-83 to tie the Eastern Conference finals series at 1 game a-piece.

NBA draft Lottery was also held last night – the Cleveland Cavaliers won the #1 pick for the second year in a row, and 3rd time in the past 4.  The Milwaukee Bucks fell one spot to second, and the Philadelphia 76ers will draft third. 

And Charlotte announced Tuesday at a news conference that it has officially changed its name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats.


MLB…

Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 5 – 0

Cubs beat the Yankees and Japanese ace Masahiro (“mas-a-hero”) Tanaka 6 – 1

White Sox beat the Royals 7-6

NHL….

Game 2 of the Blackhawks/Kings Western Conference Finals is tonight in Chicago.  The Hawks lead the series 1-0.

Local….
baseball:

Oakwood beat Armstrong-Potomac 13-1

softball:

Watseka beat Milford 10-0 in 2A Regional semi-final play at Prairie Central

Bismarck-Henning beat Oakwood 15-2 at that same 2A Regional

top seed Leroy beat Armstrong-Potomac 13-3 at the Class 1A Regional in Fisher

Track….

Rossville-Alvin’s Aaron Inda won the 800 (2 minutes, 7.34 seconds) and 1,600 (4:47.71) meter runs during the IESA Class 8A state track meet on Saturday.  Rossville-Alvin ended up fifth as a team.


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 21, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Illegal Burn H14-2476 Showers
Date & Time: May 20, 2014   8:27pm
Location: 500 blk S Market
Arrested/Charged:  Dustin W Leslie (30) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the above for something burning.  Upon arrival
they found fire to be unattended.  Hoopeston Fire Dept was then
dispatched to extinguish the fire.  Subject was issued a Notice To Appear
in Hoopeston City court.  NTA was mailed.

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 20, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-2446   V14-4462 Morgan
Date & Time: May 19, 2014   0418
Location: 300 blk E McCracken
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Matthew M Hofer (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody after the victim alleged that he had battered
her.  Hofer was later transported to the PSB to await arraignment in court.


Traffic Accident H14-2454 Cade
Date & Time: May 19, 2014 11:50am
Location: 400 block S. Dixie Highway (State Route 1)
Unit 1: 2002 Acura driven by Mark A Crawford of Gilman, IL
Unit 2: 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by Edna M. Parker of Ft Madison, IA
Details: Unit 2 was north bound on Route 1.  Driver of Unit 1 pulled out of the parking lot
at Hennings at 411 S. Dixie Highway, turning north bound onto Route 1 and struck
Unit 2.  No injuries, no citations, both units insured.

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 20, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5/20/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NBA…
San Antonio beat OKC 122 – 105 to take the first game of that Western Conference finals series

MLB….
White Sox beat the Royals 7-6
Cubs and Cardinals were off
NFL…
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshal has a new three-year, $30 million contract extension with the team and even signed the deal on national television.
Marshall signed the contract on ABC’s “The View” on Monday and tweeted that he will donate $1 million to benefit mental health care. 

Local….
baseball:
1A Regional at Gibson City:
GCMS beat Hoopeston Area 14-7
2A Regional:
Oakwood knocked off Bismarck-Henning 8-0
non-tournament:
Milford got by Cissna Park 4-3
Salt Fork beat PBL 10-3
Watseka beat Iroq West 12-6
Armstrong-Potomac beat Schlarman 8-1

softball:
1A Regional at Danville:
Armstrong-Potomac beat Ridgeview 9-5
Oakwood beat PBL 10-5
2A Regional at Farmer City:
Milford beat Prairie Central 9-6
non-tournament:

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 19, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, May 19, 2014

Battery H14-2385 Drollinger
Date & Time: May 16, 2014 8:08am
Location: 300 block N. Eighth Ave
Victim: 22 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Bradley E. Thompson (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Suspect was taken into custody after allegedly battering the victim.  He was later
released on a Notice To Appear in city court.

Keys Found
Date & Time: May 16, 2014 10:15pm
Location: Main/Bank
Details: A set of keys was located in the middle of the street at Main and Bank.  Owner may
identify and claim at HPD

Bicycle Found
Date & Time: May 17, 2014
Location: 200 block N. Fifth St
Details: A black and green Contour bike was found at the above location.  Owner may
identify and claim at HPD.


Fire Call
Date & Time: May 17, 2014 11:06am
Location: 200 block N. Sixth Ave
Details: HFD was dispatched for a brush fire behind the old Vermilion Iron complex.

Traffic Accident H14-2433 Tate
Date & Time: May 18, 2014 9:22am
Location: 700 block N. Dixie Hwy (Route 1 just north of W. Thompson Ave)
Unit 1: 2013 Ford Explorer driven by Susan Ingerham of Cissna Park
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on Route 1 and lost control of her vehicle, crossed
over the north bound lane and went into the ditch on the east side of Route 1.  Driver was transported to the Hoopeston Hospital by ambulance.  No citations, unit insured.

Traffic Accident H14-2437 Cade
Date & Time: May 18, 2014 2:40pm
Location: Third St. & E McCracken Ave
Unit 1: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven by McCormick, Kali of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by James A Kettlewell of Champaign
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on N Third St.  Driver of Unit 2 was east bound
on E. McCracken Ave.  Driver of Unit 1 did not see Unit 2 as she entered the
intersection and struck Unit 2.  No injuries, no citations, both units insured.


Traffic Accident H14-2439 DeWitt
Date & Time: May 18, 2014 4:14pm
Location: Sixth Ave & Orange St
Unit 1: 2006 Lincoln driven by Michelle E Seat (19) of East Lynn
Unit 2: 2001 Mercury Van Driven by Jesus Gomez of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was south bound on Sixth Ave.  Driver stopped at the intersection
with W. Orange and then pulled out west bound into traffic, striking Unit 2 who was
west bound on W. Orange.  No injuries.  Both units insured.  Driver of Unit 1 was
issued a citation for Failure To Yield.


Found Bike
Time & Date: May 18, 2014   7:50pm
Location: 100 block South First Ave
Details: Black and Blue Huffy bike was turned in to HPD,  owner may come here
to claim the bike.

 

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 19, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, May 19, 2014

5/19/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NHL….
Corey Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third period and the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.

NBA….playoffs
Paul George finished with 24 points and seven assists, David West added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Indiana led wire-to-wire in a 107-96 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

MLB….
Cubs beat the Brewers 4-2
Cardinals lost to the Braves 5-4
White Sox lost to the Astros 8 – 2 as rookie first baseman Jose Abreu, the major league leader in home runs, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with tendinitis in his left ankle.

Local….
baseball:
Saturday…. recent grad Kendall Walder struck out 16 while going 2-3 with 2 RBIs from the plate. Bryce Leigh added 2 hits and 2 RBIs as Hoopeston Area beat Schlarman
Cissna Park beat Georgetown-RF-Chrisman 4-2
Westville beat Bismarck-Henning 13-2

softball:
Hoopeston Area dropped both games of a double header with Georgetown-RF-Chrisman 9-7 and 11-1


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 14, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Domestic Battery H14-2339     V14-4246 Drollinger
Time & Date:  09:37 am   May 13, 2014
Location:   600 block E Main St
Complainant:     34 year old Hoopeston Woman
Arrested: Rowell, Jerome D (M) of Danville (36)
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant reported that the suspect
had battered her and fled scene.  Male was located short time later
taken to HPD processed and transferred to PSB Danville to be arraigned.

Found Key
Date & Time: May 13, 2014   2:00pm
Details: House key was found at Molly Culberts and turned in HPD. 

 

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 14, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5/14/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NHL….
Patrick Kane scored on a backhand at 9:40 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 6 to clinch their second-round Western Conference series on Tuesday night.  The Blackhawks advance to the Western Conference finals to meet either Anaheim or Los Angeles.
MLB….
Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-3 on a bases-loaded hit batter in the bottom of the 12th
White Sox lost big to the A’s 11-0

NBA….playoffs
Wizards held off elimnation by pounding the Pacers 102-79
Thunder got by the Clippers 105-104 to take a 3-2 series lead

Illini….
Citing “multiple transgressions,” Illinois basketball coach John Groce suspended Darius Paul for the entire 2014-15 season.
Paul was arrested on April 21 for underage drinking and obstructing a police officer after he ran from an officer who attempted to question him.

Local….
baseball:
Salt Fork beat Bismarck-Henning 12-1
PBL 14 – Clifton Central 3

softball:
Bismarck-Henning beat Armstrong-Potomac 15-1
Clifton Central beat PBL 12 – 2

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 13, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5/13/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

MLB….
Cubs routed the Cardinals 17-5
White Sox lost to the A’s 5-4

NBA….playoffs
Labron James poured in 49 points as the Heat beat the Nets 102-96 to take a 3-1 Eastern Conference semi-final series lead
Trailblazers beat the Spurs 103 – 92.  San Antonio still leads that series 3-1

NHL….
Blackhawks take on the Wild tonight – with a win Chicago can clinch a spot in the Western Conference Finals. 
Soccer….
U.S. men’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann released the names of a 30-man squad for the World Cup with few surprises on Monday, including, as expected, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley.
Eddie Johnson was the biggest name veteran left off the 30-man list. The 2006 World Cup player co-led the team in appearances last year and scored five goals, including the game-winner in the clincher vs. Mexico on Sept. 10.

The final 23-man World Cup roster must be submitted to FIFA by June 2.  The USA opens the World Cup in Brazil against Ghana on June 16

Local….
baseball:
Milford beat Armstrong-Potomac 10 – 2
Oakwood beat Bismarck-Henning 4 – 2

softball:
Armstrong-Potomac got by Milford 3 – 2
Bismarck-Henning blanked Oakwood 13 – 0
Hoopeston Area lost to Salt Fork last night.  They host Bismarck-Henning tonight
Seeger beat South Newton 5 – 0.  Freshman Madison Cooksey tossed a no-hitter for the Patriots

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

WHPO Sports Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 12, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, May 12, 2014

5/12/14

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….

NHL…
the Blackhawks when down 1-0 early but rebounded to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 and take a 3-2 Western Conference semi-finals playoff series lead.

NASCAR…
Jeff Gordon won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway

NBA….playoffs
Paul George’s 39 points helped the Pacers beat the Wizards 99-95 to take a 3-1 series lead.
LA Clippers came back from a 16-pt deficit to beat OKC 101-99 to tie that series at 2-2

MLB….
Cubs lost to the Braves 5-2
White Sox lost to the Diamondbacks 5-1
Cardinals beat the Pirates 6 -5

Soccer….
Manchester City claimed the Premier League title with a 2-0 victory over West Ham United.  It’s City’s 2nd title in 3 years

Local….
baseball:

softball:


That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett

Hoopeston Police Department Report

  • by: WHPO Editor
  • on: May 12, 2014
  • city: Hoopeston, IL

Monday, May 12, 2014

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H14-2286 Steeples
Time & Date: May 9, 2014   8:50 pm
Location: McCracken Ave & Sixth St
Arrested: Morgeson, Coty L. (M) of Hoopeston (24)
Details:      At the above time and date, Officers were out with the subject who
was acting suspiciously.  Subject was found to be in possession of
the above listed arrestee.  Subject released on NTA for Hoopeston
City Court. 

Aggravated Battery H14-2306 V14-4168 Tate
Date & Time: May 11, 2014 9:40am
Location: 426 E. Honeywell Centennial Manor Housing
Victim: 46 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Charles A. Ward (45) of Hoopeston
Details: Victim advised that the suspect punched her in the face without any provocation.
Suspect was taken into custody and later transported to the PSB in Danville to
await arraignment in court.  Victim was going to seek medical attention at the
Hoopeston Hospital.