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Rossville man arrested after police chase through Potomac

According to the Commercial News, A Rossville man was arrested Sunday after leading authorities on a police chase in the Potomac area.
According to Vermilion County Sheriff Captain Dennis Wood, deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant around 6:30 p.m. Sunday for Jackie Winchester, 39,  in an area northwest of Potomac. Winchester’s address is listed in the 300 block of Henderon Street, Westville.
“When they attempted to serve that arrest warrant, he fled in an automobile” Wood said.
Deputies pursued him from an area northwest of Potomac, and later apprehended Winchester ‘without incident’ in an area southeast of Potomac, according to Wood.
“We disabled the vehicle by deflating the tires with stop sticks,” Wood said. No related accidents or injuries occurred during the event, according to Wood.
Wood said he was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, obstructing justice and driving on a suspended license. According to court records, he was also issued citations for disobeying a traffic signal and speeding over 35 miles an hour above the legal limit on Sunday, Jan 3. His bond was set for $20,000.
He was last issued a citation for driving on a suspended license in October 2015.

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Iroquois County EMA 2016/01/02 Press Release

Flooding has significantly receded in the area; however some roads and streets are still inundated.

The US 24 & IL 1 on the west side of Watseka is now open.

FEMA IS NOT IN THE AREA. Local officials are following all appropriate pathways in an effort to acquire federal assistance. Iroquois County EMA is planning on performing damage assessment with door-to-door teams early next week as part of the request process.

The American Red Cross is still operating a shelter for flood-displaced residents at Trinity Church on the east side of Watseka. The Red Cross does have clean-up kits available to flood victims on a first-come-first-serve basis, with 1 kit per family. Currently there are 18 residents. American Red Cross assessment teams were in the affected areas today.

Iroquois County Animal Control is operating an animal shelter at Jefferson Plaza at the east US 24 & IL 1 intersection. They currently have approximately 5 pets.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Friday, January 1, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
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Red Cross Shelter open in Iroquois County

The American Red Cross has opened up a shelter for flood evacuees at Trinity Church in Watseka, which is located at 1658 East Walnut Street, Watseka, Illinois 60970.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/29/15

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Situational update for conditions in Iroquois County for Flood Waters

Road Closures:

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/29/15

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Police Blotter

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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