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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
September 9, 2013

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High Speed Chase Injuries Officers and Cannibas found puts two Danville men in Jail

Two Danville men are in the Public Safety Building in Danville after leading police on a chase that resulted in the recovery of nearly 20lbs of cannabis and injuries to a Hoopeston officer and auxilliary officer. 
A traffic stop around 12:19am Saturday on the 1000 block of West Orange where both the driver, Benjamin F. Hillsman, 33 and his passenger Keionna AG Cottrell, 21 produced their driver’s licenses before Hillsman then put the vehicle in gear and took off at a high rate of speed.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013

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MADIGAN: SALVAGE BUSINESS TO PAY PENALTY FOR ILLEGALLY STORING, DISPOSING OF USED TIRES

Chicago ─ Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that an Iroquois County automotive and salvage operation will pay a substantial civil penalty for illegally storing and disposing of used tires. The company also has been ordered to transfer thousands of used tires and automotive waste to a facility with a permit to accept the debris.

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Hoopeston Tire-fire Cleanup Not Complete but on Schedule

More than two months after the massive fire here in Hoopeston, the cleanup is not complete, but it’s moving along well according to Mayor Bill Crusinberry.

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KAMEG Arrest

On Saturday, August 31, 2013, at approximately 12:43 a.m., while conducting a drug investigation in the 500 block of East Cypress Street, Kankakee, IL,  KAMEG agents arrested Craig Dorsey Jr.,  age 26, of 623 Double Jack Street, Bourbonnais, IL.  Dorsey was arrested after agents located 13 clear plastic bags containing 49.3 grams of cannabis and a digital scale in his vehicle.  The cannabis had an estimated street value of $986.00.  Dorsey was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (30-500 grams).  Dorsey was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Arrest made in April 13th Killing in Danville

Director of Public Safety, Larry Thomason, said that Robert L. Butler of Danville was arrested at 2:00pm on WEdnesday by Danville Police in the area of English and Franklin Streets in connection with the April 13th murder of Jamal Sampson.

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Want to Support the Midwest Veterans Association? Great-but Don’t Do It Over the Phone

Someone has been conducting a phone scam pretending to be the Midwest Veterans Association and requesting donations to assist the Homeless Veterans.  The Midwest Veterans Association does not do any telemarking to solicit money for their organization.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Hoopeston City Council receives Loan Approval 1 week short of deadline

Mike Streff, of Foth Infrastructure and Environment, said loan documents were sent to the Illinois EPA director on August 2nd and were signed August 22nd, granting a loan of $2,536,692 to refurbish Hoopeston’s aerial and ground storage water tanks.  The loan comes with a 1.93 percent interest rate and 20-year payback.

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