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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, June 27, 2016

Found Item
Motorist turned in a set of child’s sandal’s that were found at the railroad crossing on Thompson Ave.  Owner may claim them at HPD.


TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (PD) H16-2992
Time: 1:02 pm
Location: 6th Av/W. Main Hoopeston
Unit 1: 2013 Blue Hyundai driven by Rheyse W Dice (19) (M) of Bismarck
Unit 2: 2013 Chrysler driven by Nancy Jean Pullar (F) (63) of Berrien Springs MI
Details: At the above time drivers flagged down an officer and advised that they had an accident.  Unit 2 was stopped at the stop sign facing east bound, when unit 1 came up from behind and tapped unit 1’s bumper.  Both units insured, no report of injuries, no citations.

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Alcoholic Containers Prohibited in Public Places (City Ordinance) H16-2928
Time: 12:22am
Location: Penn/Market
Arrested: Kendall Stewart (21) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol officers observed Mr. Stewart with an open alcohol bottle.
Stewart was transported to HPD on the above charges, processed and later released with a notice to appear. 


Dog Owners Duties,
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: 300 block N 8th Av
NTA Issued To: Thompson, Bradley E (M) of Hoopeston (28)
Details: After posting notice of the dog on the property in need of water, shelter, and food, the dog was taken into protected care, and the owner cited for failure to comply. 

Necklace found

Details:  Necklace found at McFerren basketball court at 3:00 p.m.  Gold figure on a silver chain, owner can claim at HPD.

Theft of Services H16-2968
Time: 1:05pm
Location: 225 E Orange St Hoopeston, Casey’s General Store
Details: At the above time, complainant advised that a gold chevy Malibu took $22.43 in fuel without paying leaving southbound toward Cornjerker Lane.  Investigation Continues. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bicycle Found
Details: A black and orange Mongoose bicycle was found at the softball park. Owner may come to HPD to pick it up. 

Criminal Damage to Auto H16-2907
Time:   11:56am
Location:   800 blk E Penn
Complainant:  33 year old Hoopeston female
Details:   Complainant contacted HPD in reference to an unknown subject(s) cut all
  4 of the tires on a truck.  An investigation continues

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Warrant Arrest (2016CM632) H16-2896
Time: 09:05 am
Location: 800 S 4th Street, Hoopeston
Arrestee: Barnard, Briana K (F) (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Arrestee was located in the 800 block, officer called out location and confirmed that the subject was still wanted on a Vermilion County Warrant.  Failure to Appear Status Hearing, Original Charge of Theft under $500.  Arrestee was transported to HPD processed and later posted the required bond, with new court date set for Danville. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, June 20, 2016

Burglary to Auto H16-2878
Time: 4:11pm
Location: 500 S. Fifth St
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant advised HPD officers that unknown subject entered her
vehicle and took a CD player without permission.

Theft H16-2880
Time: 5:52pm
Location: 700 E Orange
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to an unknown subject stole
a gas tank out of his boat.

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Possession of Cannabis (city ticket) H16-2822
Time: 3:05am
Location: 200 blk S Market
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers checked out with an unoccupied vehicle at the city lot at the corner Penn and Market.  While picking up garbage around the vehicle, the officer noticed cannabis inside the vehicle. Vehicle was towed and owner of vehicle was mailed a city citation.

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run PD) H16-2824
Time: 06:18 am
Location: 600 block W Washington St
Unit 1: left the scene
Unit 2: Parked 2010 Chevy owned by Miller, Joshua R of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time that owner of the 2010 Chevy reported that sometime during the night someone struck his vehicle and left the scene.  Investigation continues. 

Traffic Accident H16-2830
Time: 4:11pm
Location: 700 block of W. Orange
Unit 1: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Jordan Merrill of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2010 Ford Mustang driven by Zachary Gwinn of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 while traveling E. bound on Orange St. struck Unit 2 that had
slowed down. Both units insured. No injuries reported

Fire Call
Time: 4:06pm
Location: 701 E Orange, Country Terrace
Details: HFD responded to a report of fire alarm that was activated.  Fire Department
cleared the building and found it was a false alarm.

Fire Call
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 1025 E Thompson, Schumacher’s
Details: HFD responded to the report of heavy smoke coming from the Schumacher’s
building.  Fire Department put out fire and Ameren was notified. No injuries.

Fire Call
Time: 9:29pm
Location: 701 E Orange, Country Terrace
Details: HFD responded to another fire alarm.  Second activation was also a false alarm.
A call was put into the alarm company for service to the alarm.

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Possession of Controlled Substance, Improper Lane Usage H16-2772 V16-5719
Time: 05:52 am
Location: 700 Block N Market St
Arrested: Jerz, Misty R (F) (19) of Coal City, IL
Details: At the above time HPD stopped a green Dodge that was reported to Vermilion County as a driver slumped behind the wheel out by the Floral Hill in the middle of the road way at the curve.  The driver took off south bound on Market Street and observed as to lane to lane driving, HPD effected the stop in the 700 block.  The arrestee was found in possession of Controlled substance. She was arrested and transported to HPD processed and then later transferred to PSB Danville to be arraigned on above charge.

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property, H16-2773
Time: 07:10am
Location: Lions Club Shelter 17 McFerren Park Rd
Details: At the above time, it was reported that person(s) unknown had spray painted graffiti on the walls and ground of the shelter. 


Traffic Accident (PD) H16-2776
Time: 10:46 am
Location: 901 S. Dixie Hwy, First Farmers Bank & Trust
Unit 1: 2013 Chevy UT driven by William D. Wagoner (M) (59)
Unit 2: 2014 Ford UT driven by Robert A Norris (79) (M)
Details: At the above time HPD was requested to a parking lot accident, all parties insured, no injuries reported, Unit 1 would be the at fault unit.  No tickets issued


Fire Call
Time: 12:45pm
Location: 600 block E Penn St
Details: at the above time HFD & HPD were sent to an active fire alarm at a resident upon arrival it was determined to be a false alarm. 

 

Fire Call & EMS
Time:        13:04
Location: 426 E Honeywell Av. Centennial Manor Elevator.
Details: At the above time, HFD & Arrow EMS were sent for a person trapped on the elevator.  Upon arrival, found no one in the unit and maintained took the unit out of service. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, June 13, 2016

Aggravated battery to Peace Officer, Domestic Battery, Resisting Arrest, Battery
Criminal Damage, Theft (over), Theft
Date & Time: June 12, 2016 10:11pm
Location: 300 blk S Third St
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Timothy Rendon (39) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officer were called to the above location for the report of a
domestic situation.  Mr. Rendon was later found in the 300 blk of
E. Penn.  While being taken into custody, he fought with officers.  He
was taken to the ER for minor injuries that he inflicted on himself in
the back of the patrol car.  After being treated, he was transported to the
PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Traffic Accident H16-2758
Time: 8:35am
Location: Wyman Av/Ninth St
Unit #1: 2001 Dodge driven by Alejandra Limon
Unit #2: Fire Hydrant owned by City of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 backed into the fire hydrant.  No injuries and Ms. Limon was issued a ticket for improper backing.

Assault (City Ordinance)
Time: 1:48pm
Location: 500 block of W. Washington
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Jordan C. Carswell (30) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the above location in reference to a threat complaint. After investigation Mr. Carswell was taken into custody on the above charges, processed and released with a court date.

 

 

 

Theft H16-2768
Time: 4:35pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston male
Details: At the above time it was reported that person(s) unknown and without
permission took a Nintendo DS from his residence.

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Battery H16-2687
Time: 2:56pm
Location: 301 W. Main
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Naihomy L. Garcia (22) of Danville
Details: Officers were called to HPD Lobby in reference to a fight in progress.
The above subject was taken into custody on a battery charge, processed and later released with a court date after posting the appropriate bond. 


Trespassing (City Ordinance) H16-2692
Time: 10:21pm
Location: 300 blk N 6th Av
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Haley Edwards (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to Ms. Edwards coming onto
her property after being warned by police to stay away.  Subject was later
found, arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was released after
being given a city citation and a court date.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, June 6, 2016

Burglary to Auto H16-2646
Time: 11:30am
Location: McFerren Park Grounds
Complainant: 45 year old Rossville Woman
Details: The complainant reported that on June 3, 2016 approximately 1:30pm that person(s) unknown and without permission had removed items from her van.


Domestic Battery H16-2637
Date & Time/Incident: 6/5/16 9:09pm
Date & Time/Arrest: 6/6/16 4:43pm
Location: 7th St/Lincoln
Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Christopher F. Billingsley (21) of Hoopeston
Details: Police were called to the above on the report of a domestic battery that had occurred. Mr. Billingsley was later located, taken to HPD, processed, and transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 6/2/16

Disorderly Conduct (City Violation) H16-2596
Time: 9:29pm
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Nathan Blanton (20) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to Parkview Court in reference to a complaint
of public urination.  Mr. Blanton had already left the area, but was later
located.  He was arrested for Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly
Conduct.  He was processed and released with a city ticket and court date.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dog Owner Duties Violations
Time & Date: May 22, 2016, loam
Location 700 Block E Washington St Hoopeston
Citation issued: Tetrault, Esther M (75) (F) of Hoopeston
Details: After responding to call for assistance to check status on the elderly female who was in distress. Officers and Medical personnel found the living conditions of the person and animal was extreme. Owner was cited for failure to do their responsibilities for the animal.
Counterfeit US Currency HI 6-2559

Time: 3:27pm
Location: 901 S Dixie Hwy, First Farmers Bank & Trust
Details: HPD officers were called in reference to counterfeit bill found at the bank. An investigation continues.

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Driving While License Suspended H16-2453
Time: 3:06pm
Location: 700 Block of S. First Ave
Arrested: Matthew J. Avalos (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody during a traffic stop after a computer check revealed that the subject’s license has been suspended. Mr. Avalos was transported to HPD, processed, and released with a court date.

Warrant Service H16-2450
Time: 1:45pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department, 301 W. Main
Arrested: Richard C. Strawser (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Strawser turned himself in Vermilion County warrant 2014TR4460. Strawser bonded out and was released with a new court date.

Found Keyring
Date: May 22, 2016
Location: The Pump, 1022 W Main St
Details: A keyring, with set of 3 keys on it, was found in the parking lot of The Pump.  Owner may ID and claim them at HPD

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run PD) H16-2471
Time: 11:35 am
Location: 400 E Seminary Street
Unit 1: 1971 Ford Pickup, driven by Waylon E Henning (M) (18) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: Parked 2009 Chevy Utility owned by Katie L Houser of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, HPD was requested to respond to handle an accident complaint
Further investigation revealed a possible suspect unit.  Unit 2 has insurance.  Driver of Unit 1 was found at later time on May 28, 2016.  Unit 1 also insured. No injuries report.  Unit 1 received citations for Improper Backing, Leaving Scene of an Accident.


Theft of Parcel Package H16-2472
Time & Date of Theft: 5:45pm May 13, 2016
Time of Report: 11:28am   May 28, 2016
Location: 400 block S Second Av
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the at the reported theft date, the complainant advised that they had a package delivered and was stolen from the front porch of the residence.  Investigation Continues.

Theft H16-2476
Time: 2:17pm
Location: Casey’s 115 E. Orange St
Arrested: Jeanean W. Vogel 68 year old Cissna Park female
Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a vehicle who had not
paid for gas. The above subject was later located, processed, and released
with a court date.

 

 

Theft (Under) H16-2478
Time: 3:56pm
Location: 500 Block of E. Main
Complainant: 63 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant came to HPD to report that someone without his knowledge or permission took a push mower from his property. Investigation continues

Fire Call
Time: 1:28pm
Location: Casey’s General Store 115 E Orange St
Nature of Call: Casey’s had a hose rupture on a pump and several gallons of fuel was spilled onto the ground.  HFD was sent to handle the fuel spill.  No report of injuries or Damage estimates at this time. 

 

 

Driving While License Suspended; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle     H16-2499
Unlawful Display of Registration Plate
Time: 2:43pm
Location: 700 Block W. Orange
Arrested: Rhonda Fink (38) Hoopeston Female
Details: HPD responded in reference to a reckless driving complaint, a computer check revealed that the above subject had a suspended license and the license plates on the vehicle did not match the description of the vehicle. Fink was transported to HPD, processed, bonded out and was released with a court date.

Counterfeit Currency H16-2500
Time: 2:45pm
Location: 824 S Dixie Hwy, McDonalds
Details: HPD was called to McDonalds after 3 $20 counterfeit bills were used to purchase food.  Unknown suspect information at this time.  An investigation continues.

Traffic Accident (PD) H16-2516
Time: 11 am
Location: Maple Street Crossing of CSX
Unit 1: 2001 Dodge Pickup truck driven by Sarah B Compton-Livingston of Hoopeston (F) (39)
Property: Crossing Gate owner is CSX Jacksonville, Florida
Details: At the above time, Unit 1 attempted to cross Maple Street crossing when the gates activated and came down striking windshield of Unit 1 causing damage.  Unit 1 Insured. no tickets or injuries reported

 


Traffic Accident H16-2520
Time: 3:51pm
Location: 600 Block of E. McNeil
Unit #1: 2009 Ford Explorer driven by Harrington Matherne
Unit #2: 2001 Chevy Suburban (parked, unoccupied) owned by local company
Arrested: Harrington Matherne (19) of Hoopeston
Details: While backing out of a driveway, Unit #1 backed into a fence, Unit #2
and a neighbor’s house.  Driver of Unit #1 was ticketed for No Valid Driver’s License; Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident; Improper Backing; Failure to Wear Seat Belt.  He was brought to HPD, processed
and released with tickets and court date.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Domestic Battery H16-2399   V16-4977
Date & Time: May 25, 2016   1:41pm
Location: 300 blk Larkspur Lane
Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Lanie G Inglis (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Police were called to the above location about a female
causing problems and refusing to leave.  After investigation
it was found that argument was physical.  Inglis was
taken into custody and transported to PSB.

 

Traffic Accident H16-2401
Time: 3:37pm
Location: East Main St
Unit #1: 2003 Dodge driven by Rebecca Smith (F) (45) of Bosewell, IN
Unit #2: Parked 1999 Oldsmobile owned by Bridget Conn (F) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #1 was east bound on east main street when Unit #1 failed to avoid legally parked Unit #2. No injuries reported, no citations issued.

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lost or Stolen Dog H16-2369
Time:   5:32am
Location:   800 blk E Seminary
Complainant:  57 year old Hoopeston female
Details:   At the above time, the complainant contacted HPD and advised that her dog
  was missing.  She advised that she put the dog in it’s kennel at 9:00pm and
  discovered it was missing the next morning.   

Theft (Over) H16-2372
Time: 10:23 am
Location: 1037 S Dixie Hwy Birkey’s Farm Store
Details: At the above time it was reported that person(s) unknown and without permission removed several items from the property. 


Fire Call
Date & Time: May 24, 2016   3:48pm
May 24, 2016   5:14pm
Location: Heritage Health   423 N Dixie Hwy
Details: Fire Department was called to above twice for an activated fire alarm.
It was found to be a faulty alarm.  Alarm has been repaired.


Fire Call
Date & Time: May 24, 2016   7:12pm
Location: DACC Learning Center 847 E Orange
Details: Fire Department was called for gas leaking from a car in parking lot.
Fire Department washed down the parking lot where the gas was.

Found Item
May 24, 2016   9:30pm
A back pack with clothing inside was found and McFerren Park BB Court
Owner may claim and identify at HPD

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, May 23, 2016

Warrant Arrest H16-2347 V16-4868
Time: 2:00am
Location: 301 W Main, Hoopeston Police Dept
Arrested: Christopher Meinart (35) of Danville
Details: Mr. Meinart turned himself in on an outstanding Vermilion Co Warrant for
Failure to Appear. He was processed and later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.


Harassment through Communication Device H16-2364
Time:   8:26pm
Location:   600 Blk E Main
Complainant:  42 year old Hoopeston woman
Details:   At the above time, the complainant contacted HPD in reference to some
  harassing e-mails that she was receiving.  An investigation continues.

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Found Item:  Set of black rimmed glasses were found in the grassy area by the VFW along route 9 area.  Owner of the glasses may claim and pick up at HPD

Traffic Accident H16-2292
Time: 4:19pm
Location: Penn/Fourth St
Unit #1: 99 Ford Explorer driven by Curtis Warner
Unit #2: 99 Jeep Carryall driven by Audrey Longest
Details: Unit #1 was traveling east bound on Penn St and turned North on Fourth St
in front of Unit #2 causing a collision.  Driver of Unit #1 was ticketed for
Improper Turn.  Passenger of Unit #2 was ticketed for Failure to wear
Seatbelt.  Both driver and passenger of Unit #2 was transported to hospital.


Theft of Motor Fuel H16-2298
Time: 7:12pm
Location: 115 E Orange Casey’s
Details: An employee of the store contacted HPD and advised a white pick-up truck
pumped gas and didn’t pay.  An investigation continues.

Assault H16-2259
D/T of Report: 5/19/16 2:55pm
D/T of Arrest: 5/20/16 11:15pm
Location: 300 blk E Main
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Aaron Linares (33) of Hoopeston
Details: On 5/19/16, complainant contacted HPD and advised that Mr. Linares
had threatened him and wanted to pursue charges.  On 5/20/16, HPD
officers located subject and arrested him on Assault charges.  He was
taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later released on an OR bond
and given a county court date.

Warrant Arrest H16-2310 V16-4796
Time: 12:07am
Location: 500 blk W Penn
Arrested: Brandon Arms (30) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers checked out with the above subject.  A computer check revealed that he had a warrant out of Benton Co IN for Attempted Fraud. Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB in lieu of transfer back to Indiana.

Domestic Battery, Battery H16-2344 V16-4861
Time:   10:58pm
Location:   300 blk S Second Av
Complainant:  19 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Skyler Cannon (24) of Hoopeston
Details:   The complainant came into the HPD lobby to advise that she had been
  battered by Mr. Cannon.  After speaking with both parties, officers arrested
  Mr. Cannon for domestic battery and battery.  He was taken inside HPD,
  processed and later transported to the PSB for arraignment. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for May 16, 2016

Residential Burglary H16-2201
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Centennial Manor Apts
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston Female
Details: Complainant reported unknown subject(s) without permission,
entered her residence and removed cash.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for Monday, May 10, 2016

W.O.W (2013CF70) Edgar County
Time: 3:20am
Location: 300 Block of W Penn
Arrested: John M. Peznowski (39) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Peznowski was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant in Edgar County. He was processed at HPD and later taken to the PSB to await extradition

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Bicycle Found
Details: A Black Mongoose found at John Greer School owner may come to HPD to pick up. Claimed by the owner today at 12:45 pm, along with a Black & Silver Mongoose was also claimed by owner. 


Violation Order of Protection, Resisting Arrest   H16-2034   V16-4310
Date & Time: May 6, 2016   4:28pm
Location: 500 block N 4th street
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Scott J Howe (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Police responded to the above after it was reported the subject
kept calling.  He was ordered not to have any contact through
an active Order of Protection. Officers checked the area and
located the subject walking.  When officers asked him to stop
he took off running causing the additional charge. He was
transported to PSB to see a judge.

 

Warrant Arrest H16-2037
Date & Time: May 6, 2016   5:41pm
Location: Seminary and Third Street
Arrested: Kayla R Petty (21) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Iroquois County
warrant 15DT26 FTA/DUI.  She was able to post bond and was
released with a new court date in Iroquois County.


Retail Theft H16-2079
Time: 5:02pm
Location: 415 S. Dixie Highway
Complainant: Dollar General
Arrested: Christopher Staats (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Witnesses advised Staats left the store without paying for an item.
He later came to HPD where he was taken into custody on the charge of retail theft. Staats was later released with a court date.

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for May 6, 2016

Vehicle Accident H16-2008
Date & Time: May 5, 2016   5pm
Location: Route 9 and First Av
Unit #1: 2002 Buick driven by Justin D Kindle (21) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2012 Kia driven by Melissa Shoemaker (35) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 2 was slowing down to stop due to a train on tracks.
Unit 1 failed to stop and struck Unit 2. 
Driver of Unit 1 was cited for
Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident. 
Both vehicles towed from the scene.

Residential Burglary     H16-2012
Date & Time: May 5, 2016   7pm
Location: 300 blk N Eighth Ave
Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant advised unknown person(s) entered her
residence and removed TVs and other items without
her permission.


Illegal Burn H16-2015
Date & Time: May 5, 2016   8:30pm
Location: 600 Blk E McCracken
Cited: Kyle B Ponton (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department and Hoopeston Police responded
to above after subject was reported burning items other
than yard waste.  Fire was put out and citation issued to
Ponton to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Blotter for May 5, 2016

Warrant Services (2016OV015-20) H16-1959
Time: 12:50pm
Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston Police Department
Arrestee: Edwards, Tonya K (F) (39) of Hoopeston
Details: Female came to HPD and turned self in on the warrant,  2016OV015-020
Failure to Appear, owners duties,  posted the required bond of $100 plus $75 FTA Fee.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Hoopeston Multi Agency

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911…

Sometimes, first aid is YOU!

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.  You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.  Anyone can take the 8-Hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, it is for adults who work with or know young people, ages 12-18 - teachers, coaches, school staff, leaders of faith communities, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, social workers, and other caring citizens.

Sometimes, the best first aid is you.  Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course - Friday, May 13, 2016 & Friday, May 20, 2016 1:30-5:30 (must attend both sessions to be certified).  Training at Hoopeston Multi Agency at 206 S. 1st Ave. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

For information contact:
Beth Bray Bass
217-516-2298
217-446-1300 ext 127
ebass@aunthmarthas.org

This course is brought to you by:
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center & Hoopeston Multi-Agency

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Hoopeston Police Department Blotter for May 4, 2016

Criminal Damage to Property H16-1969
Time: 09:24 am
Location: 600 W Penn St
Complainant: 44 year old Female
Details: At the above time complainant contacted HPD reference to damage being done to their property. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Blotter for May 3, 2016

Criminal Damage to Auto H16-1952
Time: 0222
Location: 300 block of north Eighth Ave.
Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant learned someone had slashed a tire on her vehicle. 

Recovered Stolen Vehicle H16-1944
Time: 07:15am
Location: Sixth St & E Chestnut St
Details: Stolen 1999 Ford F250 was located that was reported stolen on May 1, 2016
Owner was contacted to respond and take possession of the unit.


Warrant Service H16-1965 V16-4157
Time: 1725
Location: 700 block of east Honeywell Ave.
Arrested: Brian L. Smith, 40, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers received an anonymous tip that Smith was in town and had two active warrants.  Officers went to the house and located Smith.  Smith was arrested without incident, transported to HPD, processed, and later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Weekend Blotter

Fire Call
Time: 08:53 am
Location: 600 block E McNeil Ave
Details: HFD sent to investigate a smoking light switch.  No report of injuries, and no report of damage at this time. 

Warrant Arrest H16-1937
Date & Time: April 30, 2016   4:28pm
Location: 400 blk N Ninth Ave
Arrested: Christopher J Cibirka   (34) of Paxton
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding
Ford County warrant 15CM43 FTA/Resisting a Corrections Officer.
He was extradited to Ford County Sheriff’s Department to
appear before a judge.

Traffic Accident H16-1940
Time: 2349
Location: 500 block of east McNeil
Unit #1: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Adam Nelson of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Parked 1998 Chevrolet pickup
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene after Unit #1 backed into legally parked unit #2.  Unit #1 was cited for Expired Registration.  No injuries reported and both vehicles were insured. 

Battery H16-1943
Time: 0108
Location: 200 block of west Elm St.
Arrested: Tracy L. Brandriff, 41, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant contacted HPD and advised Brandriff had battered her.  Brandriff was later located, brought to HPD, processed and released on her own Recognizance with a court date.


Motor Vehicle Theft H16-1944
Time: 06:37 am
Location: 600 E Washington St
Complainant: 69 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: A 1999 Red Ford F250 IL Registration 88242X was taken from the residence without the owner’s permission.  Anyone with information or sees the vehicle contact Hoopeston Police Department. 


Hit & Run Traffic Accident H16-1945
Time: 09:07 Am
Unit 1: Unknown at this time
Property: Street Sign owned by City of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, it was reported that sometime during the night that a unit struck the street sign knocking it down.  Possible suspect information obtained.  Investigation Continues. 

Burglary to Residence H16-1947
Time: 12:01 pm
Location: 800 block E Penn St
Complainant: Estate Manager
Details: At the above time, the complainant made contact reference to meeting with a subject who had found damage, and possible forced entry to the resident.  Property had been ransacked and several items were missing.  Investigation continued anyone with information
please contact Hoopeston Police. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/29/16

Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting To Elude      
Resisting Arrest
Reckless Driving
Operating Uninsured Vehicle
Speeding 60mph in a 25mph zone
Leaving Scene of Accident
Disobeying Stop Sign (2 counts)
Disobeying Yield Sing (2 counts)
Failure to Signal when Required (3 counts)
Illegal Transportation Alcohol
Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident
Date & Time: April 28, 2016     2:13am
Location: 500 blk W Lincoln and throughout town
Arrested: Nathan Z Blanton (21) of Hoopeston
Details: While officers where investigation a criminal damage complaint on the 500 blk of West Lincoln, the above subject drove his vehicle recklessly past the officers at a high rate of speed almost hitting one of the officers. A pursuit began with the suspect and the officers.  At one time the suspect rode into a yard striking a tree and continuing on.  Officers finally got him stopped at 300 blk N 8th Ave, where he fought officers and resisted arrest.  After getting him in custody he was transported to PSB for arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 26, 2016

Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Display on Vehicle of Plate not Authorized
by Law, Unlawful Display of Sticker, Operating Uninsured Vehicle
Time: 1:51am H16-1863 V16-3921
Location: 500 blk W Thompson
Arrested: Juan Colunga (37) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a patrol, HPD officers preformed a traffic stop on above subject due to the
plates on the vehicle not matching the description of the vehicle.  Methamphetamines
were also found inside the vehicle.  Subject was arrested and taken to HPD for
processing.  He was later taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Theft of Gasoline H16-1881
Date & Time: April 26, 2016   7:20pm
Location: 115 E Orange
Complainant: Caseys General Store
Details: Employee reported a White Pick Up truck drove off without
paying for gasoline.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 25, 2016

Traffic Accident H16-1851
Date & Time: April 25, 2016   3:24pm
Location: Route 9 & 4th Street
Unit #1: 2002 Ford Taurus driven by 17 year old Hoopeston female
Unit #2: 2013 Nissan Ultima driven 16 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Unit 1 was traveling West on Route 9 behind Unit 2.  Unit 2
slowed and was attempting to turn North on Fourth Street when
Unit 1 struck Unit 2 causing damage to rear end and bumper. 
Unit 1’s air bags deployed and had damage to front end.
Both driver’s were checked by Hoopeston Ambulance and
released from the scene. No citations issued.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 25, 2016

Traffic Accident Property Damage H16-1815
Time: 1646
Location: 300 block of east McCracken Ave.
Unit #1: 1999 Dodge Truck driven by Michael Brotherton of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Parked 2006 Chevrolet Coupe
Details: Brotherton was backing out of his driveway when he struck Unit #2 causing damage to both vehicles.  No citations issued and no injuries reported.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 18, 2016

Traffic Accident H16-1743
Date & Time: April 18, 2016   2:30pm
Location: Third Street/Wyman
Unit #1: 2013 Chevy Utility driven by Brenda Crusinberry of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2000 Buick Lesabre driven by Michael Golden of Danville
Details: Unit 1 failed to yield at intersection causing Unit 2 to strike her.
Driver of Unit 2 was cited for Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 15, 2016

Warrant Service H16-1678
Time: 2:28pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department, 301 W. Main St.
Arrested: Gary D. Franklin, 30, of Hoopeston
Details: Franklin came on station to turn himself in on Vermilion County warrants. Franklin was processed, and released with a new court date after posting the appropriate bond. 


Criminal Damage to Auto H16-1682
Time: 3:41pm
Location: 800 block of south Third St.
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston male
Details: The complainant contacted HPD after he noticed someone had keyed his vehicle sometime throughout the night.

Burglary H16-1685
Time: 5:01pm
Location: 400 block of north Market St.
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston male
Details: The complainant contacted HPD when someone entered his garage and damaged property in the garage. 

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Free Luncheon for Seniors at the Hoopeston Multi-Agency

Hoopeston area seniors are invited to “Celebrate Spring” and enjoy a free luncheon at the Hoopeston-CRIS Senior Meal Site located at the Hoopeston Multi-Agency.

This free lunch for seniors will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with lunch being served at Noon. Seating is limited and reservations required. Call the Hoopeston Multi Agency at 283-5544 by Noon, April 25th to reserve your seat.

The free luncheon for seniors is hosted by the CRIS Healthy-Aging Center and sponsored by The Villas of Gardenview Manor. The menu includes: Pasta Bake, Peas, Garlic Bread, and Fruit Cocktail.

Special Guest Speakers will include Abby Chapman who will speak about Adult Protective Services available through CRIS and Juli Dean who will speak about services available at Gardenview Manor. After lunch, there will be a round of CRIS Bingo featuring prizes and gift cards.

The Hoopeston-CRIS Senior Meal Site is located in the Hoopeston Multi-Agency – 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.
 
Contact: Amy S. Brown, C.E.O. – CRIS Healthy-Aging Center – Phone: 217-443-2999

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 14, 2016

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property H16-1653, V16-3499
Time: 09:40 am
Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston,  City Hall of Hoopeston
Arrestee: Pascoe, Nicholas J (M) (21) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above location and time, the arrestee was taken into custody for doing damage to the front entry handicapped door of City Hall.  Subject was taken to PSB Danville to appear before a judge on felony charge of damages. 


Key Found at McFerren Park, a silver key was found on a bench by the main playground area just inside the park entrance.  Owner may claim at HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 13, 2016

Theft (Over) H16-1637
Time: 1637
Location: 300 block of west Maple St.
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant noticed that someone had stolen a water heater from the residence. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter for April 12, 2016

Vehicle Accident H16-1616
Date & Time: April 11, 2016   3:30pmam
Location: Hoopeston High School lot
Unit #1: 2006 Kia Sedona driven by 16 year old Hoopeston female
Unit #2: 2002 Chevy SUV owned by Glenn Ravens of Wellington
Details: Unit 1 backed from parking spot and hit Unit 2 which
was parked and unoccupied.  No citations issued.
No injuries reported

Criminal Damage to Property H16-1624
Time: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant came on station to advise that sometime throughout the night, someone had damaged his vehicle. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/11/16

Fraud H16-1611
Time: 1903
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Female subject came on station to report that someone had used her information to make a fraudulent Ameren account. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/9/16

Warrant Arrest (Champaign Co) H16-1588
Time: 1pm
Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston Police Department
Arrestee: Arms, Brandon D (M) (30) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, subject came to Hoopeston Police Department and surrendered himself to our custody to take care of a Champaign County Warrant.  2016CM258 Retail Theft, Bond was $15,000 10% to apply.  Mr. Arms posted the required $1,500 cash bond and given the new court date for Champaign County Courthouse.  Subject was released with court date and paperwork. 

Driving While License Suspended, No Valid Insurance   H16-1593
Date & Time: April 9, 2016     7:10pm
Location: 100 blk E Penn
Arrested: Jeffery J Griffin (27) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody during a traffic stop after a computer
check revealed his license to be suspended.  He could not produce
valid insurance.  He was transported to HPD where he was
released after posting bond and given a court date in Vermilion
County.

 

Hit and Run Traffic Accident H16-1595
Time: 9:59pm
Location: Sixth Av/Penn
Unit #1: Red passenger car
Unit #2: 84 Chevrolet S-10 driven by James Anderson of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers called to the above location for a hit and run traffic accident. 
Driver of Unit #2 advised officers that he was traveling westbound on Penn
when Unit #1 started backing up eastbound in a reckless manner.  Unit #1
struck Unit #2 and then fled the scene.  Unit #1 was unable to be located.
Unit #2 has insurance and no injuries were reported at the time of crash.

 

Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by Minor (city ordinance) H16-1596
Time: 11:01pm
Location: 600 blk E Penn
Arrested: Haley Edwards (19) of Hoopeston
Juvenile (16) of Rankin
Juvenile (15) of Urbana
Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle at the above location after a report that subjects
inside the vehicle were involved in an altercation.  All subjects arrested were
found to have been drinking.  They were taken to HPD, processed and received
city citations and a city court date.  No charges were pressed in regards to the
altercation. The juveniles were released to parents, and Ms. Edwards was released from police custody. 

 

 

 

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LEGENDARY ROCK GROUP TO PERFORM AT 2016 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

They are known as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time, and this summer you can see them perform LIVE at the Illinois State Fair.  State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon is pleased to announce KISS is bringing its fire breathing, pyrotechnic show to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand stage on Wednesday, August 17th. 

The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States and has exceeded $100 million in record sales to become one of the world’s best-selling bands of all-time.  KISS has performed in the smallest venues, like state fairs, to the world’s largest stages, including the Super Bowl and the Olympics. 

KISS is a rock and roll group that appeals to multiple generations regardless of age or race.  The group’s fans, the KISS Army, travel across the nation and around the world to see the band perform.  Expect to see the KISS Army in full face paint and big hair, walking the streets of the fairgrounds the night this Hall of Fame act takes the stage. 

The band, which is currently comprised of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer, has been performing before sold-out crowds since in 1973.  KISS has countless hit songs, including: “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Strutter,” “Lick It Up,” “I was Made For Lovin’ You,” and “Beth”.

Ticket prices for each of the shows at the 2016 Illinois State Fair are listed below:

August 14:  Jake Owen / Old Dominion

Tier 3 - $15 / Tier 2 - $20 / Tier 1 - $25 / Track $25 / VIP - $37

August 16:  Dierks Bentley / Tucker Beathard

Tier 3 - $42 / Tier 2 - $47 / Tier 1 - $52 / Track $52 / VIP - $64

August 17:  KISS
Tier 3 - $49   / Tier 2 - $54   / Tier 1 - $59   / Track $59   / VIP - $74

August 19:  Cole Swindell / Kane Brown / LANco / Jon Langston

Tier 3 - $18 / Tier 2 - $23 / Tier 1 - $28 / Track $28 / VIP - $40

August 20:  Little Big Town / David Nail
Tier 3 - $27 / Tier 2 - $32 / Tier 1 - $37 / Track $37 / VIP - $49

August 21:  ZZ Top / Gregg Allman
Tier 3 - $34 / Tier 2 - $39 / Tier 1 - $44 / Track $44 / VIP - $54


An on-sale date for the above mentioned acts has not been set at this time. 

More details regarding ticket sales, special events, and additional grandstand acts will be released in the coming weeks and months.  Dates for the 2016 Illinois State Fair are Aug. 12-21.

 

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Governor Rauner Appeals Federal Denial of State’s Request for Flood Assistance to Local Governments

Governor Bruce Rauner today asked President Barack Obama to reconsider the recent denial of Illinois’ request for federal assistance to help local governments in several counties recover from severe flooding and storms in late December and early January. 

The appeal included nearly $1.8 million in additional qualifying costs and spelled out additional factors that justify Illinois’ request for federal assistance for local governments in Alexander, Bureau, Calhoun, Cass, Clark, Cumberland, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Randolph, St. Clair and Vermilion counties.

“Illinois is committed to continued recovery efforts in these counties,” said Governor Rauner. “Without this federal assistance, the ability for many communities to recover fully from this devastating disaster will be difficult, if not impossible.”

Earlier this week, personnel from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met with local officials in several of the affected counties to review flood-related local government expenses discovered after the initial state request for assistance had been sent. With the additional $1.8 million, total disaster-related local government expenses reached nearly $16.8 million.

The state’s appeal also notes severe localized impacts should be taken into consideration, such as per capita damage costs of $486 in Alexander County, more than $480 above the required county per capita of $3.57. The appeal also cites the effects of recent disasters in eight of the 17 counties, as well as the state’s nationally recognized mitigation and floodplain management efforts that significantly reduced costly impacts in many areas of the state.

If the Governor’s appeal for Public Assistance is approved, local governments in the approved counties would be eligible to apply for up to 75 percent reimbursement of their eligible disaster-related expenses.

“We’re committed to continuing to work with affected communities to ensure residents get the help they need to recover from the floods,” said IEMA Director James K. Joseph.

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Illinois State Police, District 10, will be conducting Roadside Safety Checks in Vermilion Co.

Illinois State Police, District 10, will be conducting Roadside Safety Checks (RSC) in Champaign and Vermilion Counties during the month of May, according to District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink.

Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating unsafe vehicles, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, or driving under the influence.  Alcohol and drug impairment remains a significant factor in over 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  Safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.
The Roadside Safety Check is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/8/16

Fire Call
Time: 07:13 am
Location: 900 block W Washington St.
Details: HFD & HPD were dispatched to report of a furnace burning smell while running.
HFD checked out the unit and found no issues.  All units cleared. 


Theft H16-1580
Time: 09:19 am
Location: 500 block S Second Av
Complainant: 37 Year old Hoopeston Man
Details: Complainant HPD reference to a theft of boots from his residence. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/7/16

Criminal Damage to Truck H16-1546
Time: 06:29 am
Location: 500 block E Main St
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston Woman
Details: At the above time the complainant contact Hoopeston Police in reference to damage that had been done to her truck. 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/5/16

A cellphone was found near Maple Grade School.  Owner may claim and identify it at HPD.

Theft of Motor Fuel H16-1524
Time: 1900
Location: 115 E. Orange St. Casey’s
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when a subject pumped gas and drove off without paying. 

 

 

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IL 49 north of US 136 in Vermilion County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs will be made to the bridge carrying IL 49 over the Union Pacific Railroad, 1.8 miles north of US 136 in Vermilion County, beginning Wednesday, April 6.

IL 49 will be reduced to one lane of traffic during this bridge repair work. The open lane will be restricted to 11’ 6”. 
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones. 
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 4/4/16

Warrant Arrest H16-1498
Time: 1407
Location: Hoopeston Police Department, 301 W. Main St.
Arrested: Rheanna Wardall, 30, of Hoopeston
Details: Wardall came on station to HPD to turn herself in on a Champaign County warrant.  Wardall was able to post the appropriate bond and was released with a new court date in Champaign County.

Warrant Arrest H16-1500
Time: 1517
Location: 300 block of Pine Ave
Arrested: Katie J. Davis, 25, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers, while on routine patrol, saw Davis and knew she had an active warrant.  Davis was taken into custody, brought to HPD, processed and later released with a new court date.

 

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Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter 4/1/16-4/3/16

Warrant Arrest H16-1439
Time: 1507
Location: 500 block of south Fourth St.
Arrested: Jessica L. Arms, 28, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers noticed Arms while on routine patrol.  Arms was known to have an active warrant.  Arms was apprehended without incident and brought to HPD, processed and later released after posting the appropriate bond. 


Fraud H16-1442
Time: 1659
Location: 800 block of east Seminary Ave.
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant contacted HPD after someone had stolen her debit card and withdrew money out of her account.


Warrant Arrest H16-1444 V16-3094
Time: 1921
Location: 500 block of south Sixth Ave.
Arrested: Daniel R. Allen, 35, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above for a disturbance.  They located Allen at a separate address a short time later.  A computer check revealed Allen had an active no bond warrant out of Texas. Allen was arrested without incident, processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition. 

Fire Call
Date & Time: April 2, 2016   11:56
Location: 200 blk W Washington Hoopeston Foods
Details: Hoopeston Fire Dept responded for an activated alarm.
Upon arrival it was found to be caused by power outages.

Fire Call
Time: 1336
Location: 1300 block of south Second Ave.
Details: HFD was called to the scene of wires down and arching and a fire had started.  HFD was able to extinguish the fire, and Ameren later took control of the scene. 

Acceptance of Alcohol by Minor H16-1475
Date & Time: April 3, 2016   12:55am
Location: 500 blk S Fifth Street
Arrested: Keirsten Wilson, 19, of Danville
Jaidi Gossett, 19 of Hoopeston
Trey Anderson, 20, of Gilman
Johnathon Richardson, 18, of Danville
Details: Officers were called to above reference subjects underage that
were drinking alcohol.  Upon arrival the above subjects
were identified and were charged.  They were all issued citations in   Hoopeston City Court and released.

Violation of Order of Protection (Delayed Entry)  H16-1446 V16-3100
Date & Time: April 1, 2016 2330
Location: 500 block of north Fourth St.
Arrested: Scott Howe, 31, of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the above when the complainant notified HPD that Howe had violated the Order of Protection that she holds against him.  Howe was arrested, processed at HPD and later taken to the PSB. 

Assault H16-1491
Time: 2029
Location: 200 block of east Main St.
Arrested: Joseph C. Cannon, 43, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene after the complainant contact HPD saying Cannon attempted to strike him and cause bodily harm.  Cannon was arrested, brought to HPD, and later release with a NTA. 

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NWS Severe Weather Spotters Training Class in Vermilion County

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency,  will be conducting a Severe Weather Spotters Training Class to be held Thursday, April 7th at 6:30pm at the Tilton Community Center at 612 West 5th St. in Tilton. Doors open at 6:00 PM

This class is instructed by a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Lincoln Illinois, and is for experienced storm spotters to maintain their qualification as a Certified Weather Spotters and is also open to the general public for those that would like some severe weather training.  Local EMA personnel will be on hand to answer local based questions on severe weather reporting and procedures.
The class will be approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours long. No reservations needed.
Severe storm spotters are a VITAL part of the warning process! Spotters provide critical, potentially live saving information to their communities and surrounding locations and to NWS forecasters who are using the reports to help issue warnings and keep the public updated during severe weather events.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend a spotter class. Children (under the age of 18) are welcome to attend the class, however, they will not be considered official spotters. There is no cost for this training, just 2 1/2 to 3 hours of your time for the class.
The spotter training class is designed for people new to severe storm spotting, as well as those that need refresher training. The training is comprised of all of the information that spotters need to be effective and stay safe.
More information of Severe Weather Spotting and a link to a map to the venue is available at http://vermilionweather.com/spotters.php

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/31/16

City Ordinance Violation- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H15-1417
Time: 3:48pm
Location: 100 blk E Main
Arrested: Cherrica Hamby
Details: Ms. Hamby was arrested after a traffic stop was performed on her and drug
paraphernalia was found inside her vehicle.  She was taken to HPD, processed
and later released on a city ordinance violation.  She was given a city ticket and
court date.

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Kindergarten Registration 2016 Maple Grade School, Hoopeston.

Kindergarten Registration 2016

Maple Grade School, Hoopeston, Illinois

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 


It will be necessary to call to SCHEDULE

a screening APPOINTMENT time for your

kindergarten student attending in the fall of 2016.

 


Please call Maple School at 217 283-6665.

 

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Hoopeston Multi-Agency announces new Executive Director

The Hoopeston Multi-Agency announces Yolanda Pemberton has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Agency.  Yolanda’s past social service experience and youth group experience will bring important assets to the Agency’s programs.  She will also use her experience to search for new programs and opportunities in order to provide additional needed services to the northern Vermilion County area.

Additionally, Courtney Wallace has been promoted to Agency Administrator.  Her main duties will revolve around financial management/reporting, program administration and Community Center activities.
The mission of the Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, Inc. is to provide information, reference and assistance to those in need economically and socially in the greater Hoopeston area.

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Jeanne Mulvaney, president of United Way of Danville will retire

The Board of Directors of United Way of Danville Area has announced that Jeanne Mulvaney, president of United Way of Danville Area since July 3, 2006, will retire September 30, 2016.  A Search Committee has been established to seek a new president and encourages those interested in a challenging, exciting opportunity to serve our communities of Vermilion County, IL and Fountain County, IN and parts of western Indiana to apply for consideration.

The mission of United Way of Danville Area is “Improving Lives by Mobilizing the Caring Power of our Community”.  By securing financial and volunteer donations from our communities, we are able to invest in resources and services of partner organizations that help us reach our goal of reducing poverty by supporting programs that prepare children for school and life; help empower people to become more financially stable; and encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles.  These resources and programs seek measurable results in people’s health, education and/or financial stability, touching tens of thousands of people’s lives each year. 

During her tenure Mulvaney expanded community resources to include programs of additional local agencies and United Way of Danville Area itself. Led by research from United Way Worldwide, County Health Rankings, and the Social Impact Research of Heartland Alliance Mulvaney established us as a licensed Success By 6® and Born Learning® United Way, providing new parent and grandparent resources for families. This includes purchasing and sending over 50,000 free books to children’s homes since 2011; providing 30,000 “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” calendars to children in IL and IN pre-care classes and Head Start programs; and assembling 600 new parent packets for babies born at Presence USMC annually.  In addition, in partnership with FamilyWize Foundation and local pharmacies by distributing prescription discount cards, over $650,000 has been saved on prescriptions by local residents in our coverage area since 2006.  We also now provide free, confidential, 24/7/365 2-1-1 call for help assistance in Vermilion County.  For the last several years, during summer months United Way was pleased to partner with Quaker’s Breakfast in the Park by scheduling physical and educational activities for the children after the Quaker retirees provide the children breakfast.  This partnership resulted in the establishment of a Born Learning Trail® built in Lincoln Park in 2014, purchased by Pepsico through United Way Worldwide and maintained by the City of Danville.       

To recognize leadership donors for their outstanding philanthropy, Mulvaney initiated the United Way Tocqueville Society for donors giving $10,000 or more annually to advance the common good.  To connect the workplace campaign with United Way, the campaign kick-off Corporate Cup competition was created in 2014 and has engaged many volunteers and donors as over 22 teams compete in fun games as we kick-off our annual campaign in September. 

Embracing the complexity of meeting the needs of people of all ages and capacity, Mulvaney and the Board of Directors continue to invest in ways that assist people of all ages and stages of life from birth to retirement.  Recognizing that the reason we are able to improve people’s lives is by “mobilizing the caring power of our community”, Mulvaney expresses sincere gratitude for the thousands of donors of finances, advocacy and volunteer time, our “caring Power”, that live our mission with us.
Interested applicants will find the job description in the Sunday, April 3 Commercial-News, News-Gazette and on Vermilion Advantage’s 442jobs site. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/29/16

Identity Theft H16-1348
Time: 4:40pm
Location: 700 Block W Maple St Hoopeston
Details: An 80 year old Hoopeston man, reported that their accounts have been used for unauthorized purchases. 


Items Found
Time: 1:30pm
Location: McFerren Park Play Ground.
Details: Set of keys found lying on the ground in McFerren Park, owner may come to Hoopeston Police Department to claim. 

 

Burglary to Garage H16-1366
Date: March 29, 2016
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 78 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Unknown person(s) entered garage and removed items without
permission.


Burglary to Shed H16-1379
Location: 300 blk W Lincoln
Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Unknown person(s) made entry to his shed in the process caused
damage.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/28/16

Fire Call
Time: 08:09am
Location: 900 block W Washington
Details: HFD & HPD dispatched to a residence in the 900 block for investigation of a carbon monoxide detector issue.  No report of illness or injuries at the time of the call.  Investigation turned up a faulty detector.


Traffic Accident H16-1338
Time: 09:51 am
Location: Washington/Sixth Av
Unit 1: 2006 Buick Lacrosse driven by Carol L Taranowski of Milford (F) (61)
Unit 2: 2009 Mercury Van driven by Betty J Wisdom (F) (83) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1, stopped at Washington & S. Sixth Av then proceeded east bound striking Unit 2 in the driver’s side front end.  Both Units Insured, Both Units drivable, No injuries time of report.


Stolen Vehicle (Recovered) H16-1333
Time: 1:36 pm
Location: West of Hoopeston in Vermilion Co
Details: Vehicle that was reported stolen on 3/27/16 was located and tools were
located at a different location.

Vehicle Accident H16-1352
Time: 6:58pm
Location: 400 blk E Thompson
Unit #1: 6 year old pedestrian
Unit #2: 2006 Ford Fusion driven by Joshua Bivans of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #2 was traveling westbound on Thompson Ave when Unit #1
appeared behind a parked vehicle and ran into traffic.  Unit #1 struck
Unit #2 on the front passenger side of the vehicle.  No tickets were issued.
Unit #1 was taken to the hospital.

 

Aggravated Battery H16-1357 V16-2932
Time: 8:50pm
Location: 528 N 4th St
Complainant: 65 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Scott Howe (31) of Hoopeston
Details: At above time, HPD was called out in reference to an aggravated battery
that had occurred.  Mr. Howe was located at a different call and arrested.
He was taken to HPD and later transported to the PSB in Danville for
arraignment.


Domestic Battery H16-1358 V16-2933
Time: 9:00pm
Location: 300 blk of 1st Av
Arrested: Scott Howe (31) of Hoopeston
Sierra Smith (22) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a domestic battery.
Both parties were arrested after an investigation revealed that they had
battered each other.  They were taken to HPD, processed and later
transported to the PSB in Danville for arraignment.

 

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Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter 3/26/-3/27/16

Warrant Arrest (Hamilton County) H16-1312   V16-2844
Time: 2:15am
Location: 5th St/Maple
Arrested: Crystal L. Berry
Details: While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed Berry to have an outstanding warrant out of Hamilton County.  Berry was transported to the PSB to await pickup from Hamilton County.
Found Items
Found in the middle of the street of Thompson Ave just East of Market Street.  Black, Red, gym bag, with a jacket,  who may claim the items at HPD Hoopeston City Hall.

Burglary to Auto H16-1331
Time: 09:58am
Location: 500 block E Penn St
Complainant: 55 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time, report was made with HPD reference to person(s) unknown and without permission enter the complainant’s vehicle and removed property.

Burglary to Auto H16-1332
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 500 block E Main St
Complainant: 17 year old Peru IL Male
Details: At the above time, report was made with HPD reference to person(s) unknown and without permission enter the complainant’s vehicle and removed property.

Auto Theft H16-1333
Time: 7:17pm
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston male
Details: At above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD reference his
truck being stolen.  Also in the vehicle were many construction tools.

 

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Fatal Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10:

WHAT: Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: I-74 W/B MP 202, Vermilion County
WHEN: Thursday, 03/24/16 1:04 AM
VEHICLES: Black 2007 Mitsubishi Galant
DRIVERS: Jerrell Deshon Hall, Male, 19, Danville, IL, (deceased)
PASSENGERS: Male, 17, Danville, IL
Jontell James Robinson, Male, 20, Danville, IL
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of the       Mitsubishi was traveling east on I-74 near MP 202 when the vehicle ran off the road to the left, went through the median wires and overturned on the westbound shoulder.  The driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.  The driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 
TRANSPORTS: Three occupants were transported from the crash scene to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the traffic crash.  The two passengers sustained minor injuries.
SEATBELTS: Driver seatbelt not worn.  Passenger seatbelts were worn.
CHARGES: The investigation is ongoing.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/23/16

Car Keyed H16-1260
Date & Time: March 23, 2016   10/54am
Location: 300 blk S Third Avenue
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Report was made after complainant noticed his vehicle was
keyed sometime during the night.

 

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Pheasants Forever Announcement

The Iroquois County Pheasants Forever is holding their 29th annual fundraiser banquet March 26,2016 at Celebrations Banquet Hall Watseka,Ill The doors will open at 5:30 pm and dinner at 7pm.Live auction starts at 8pm.
Tickets cost $50.00 and include yearly membership and 5 magazines per year and the evening meal.
There will be silent and live auctions and raffles for hunting guns and prints by Terry Redlin and many other famous wildlife artists. Live auction will have framed wildlife prints and hunting and fishing trips and many other unique items.
For more information call Dennis at 815-867-6750

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Lori Lyons has been chosen as Ambucs 83rd First Citizen.

Lori Lyons has been chosen as Ambucs 83rd First Citizen. Lori is more than deserving of this award!

And just to add to her summary, I would like to let it be known just to show how awesome Lori truly is; is that Lori originally fostered 3 little boys from Milford for some time and after they were returned to their parents, she still takes them every weekend so the parents can work. She also involves them in all kinds of sports and is there to support them at their games. She’s like their guardian angel!

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/22/16

Unlawful Deposits of Garbage H16-1243
Date & Time: March 22, 2016   2:50pm
Location: 900 blk E Main in alley
Complainant: 63 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested/cited: Gary R Wilson (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was issued a citation for Hoopeston City Court after
is was reported he left a pile of ashes and garbage on the
complainants property.  Subject was asked several times to
clean up the mess before he was cited.


Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H16-1251
Date & Time: March 23, 2016     6:55pm
Location: 800 blk S Sixth Ave
Complainant: 16 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Arrested #1: 14 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Arrested #2: 16 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Details: Complainant was approached by the 2 subjects and asked for the
money he owed them.  At that time the complainant noticed
what appeared to be a gun in one of the juveniles hands.
After investigating, the officers were able to identify and locate
both subjects and were taken to HPD where they were questioned
with their parents.  Both subjects were searched.  That is when
officers found a pipe used for smoking cannabis on the 16 year old
arrested juvenile.  Both juveniles were released to parents.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/21/16

Traffic Accident H16-1223
Date & Time: March 21, 2016     1:31pm
Location: Sixth Ave & Young
Unit #1: 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Alicia M Gonzalez of Rossville
Unit #2: 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Evangelina Cantu of Hooepston
Details: Unit 1 was traveling North on Sixth Ave.  Driver of Unit 1
turned too sharply and hit Unit 2 which was stopped at stop
sign on Young. Driver of Unit 2 was cited for
Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Passenger of Unit 2 was transported to Hoopeston Hospital to be treated for injuries


Theft Over H16-1222
Date & Time: March 21, 2016   1:27pm
Location: 400 blk S Dixie Hwy
Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Police responded for a call for a missing BiPap Breathing
machine from the above location.

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Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter

Fire Call
Time: 2:52pm
Location: 800 block of east Elm
Details: HFD was called to the above after the complainant heard a loud boom and saw smoke possibly coming from a shed.  HFD checked the area and learned that a squirrel made contact with the transformer. 

Traffic Accident H16-1212
Time: 10:38pm
Location: 800 blk E Main
Unit #1: 2014 GMC Arcadia driven by Cade Herriott of Rossville
Unit #2: 1996 Chevy S10 (Parked) owned by John Brown
Details: Unit #1 was turning south onto Eighth St from E Main when he struck
a parked and unoccupied Unit #2.  No injuries were reported and no tickets
were issued.  Both vehicles were insured.

Found Item:
Time: 08:00 am
Location: 6th Ave/Main St Hoopeston
Details: Found a boot laying in the middle of the intersection of above.  The mate was not located it may still be on your truck.  Owner may claim at HPD.


Criminal Damage to Auto H16-1216
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 700 block E Honeywell Av
Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time the complainant contact HPD because person(s) unknown had done damage 1999 Chevy SUV. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/17/16

Domestic Battery H16-1180 V16-2589
Time: 7:35 pm
Location: 700 block of north Seventh St.
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Myrtis M. Smith, 53, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant notified HPD that Smith had kicked her in her stomach. Myrtis was taken to HPD and later transported to the PSB.

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Fatal Car Crash in Vermilion County

SP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT
The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10: 

WHAT:  Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE:  IL Rt. 1 @ approx., 2/10 mile S. Ross Lane, Vermilion County
WHEN:  03/15/2016 at approximately 1:37 p.m.
VEHICLES: Vehicle 1 - ’00 blue Chevrolet Cavalier
  Vehicle 2 - ’07 blue Mack Garbage Truck, 
  Vehicle 3 - ’89 maroon/Gold GMC Pick Up Truck
DRIVERS: Driver 1 -  Jeremy Baston of Westfield, Illinois, Age 27, blue Chevrolet Cavalier
  Driver 2 - Christopher Ratliff, Male, Age 29, Danville, IL – blue Mack garbage truck
  Driver 3 - Shawn Sliva, Male, Age 36, Westville, IL - maroon/gold GMC pickup  

PRELIMINARY:  According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of the blue Chevrolet Cavalier was southbound on IL Rt. 1 in the right lane.  The driver of the maroon/gold GMC pickup truck was southbound in the left lane.  The driver of the blue Chevrolet Cavalier changed lanes, from the right southbound lane to the left southbound lane.  The blue Chevrolet Cavalier made contact with the right corner of the front bumper and front right fender area of the maroon/gold GMC pickup truck.  The driver of the blue Chevrolet Cavalier lost control and slid across the center turn lane and into the left northbound lane.  The blue Mack garbage truck was traveling northbound in the left lane.  The blue Chevrolet Cavalier struck the front of the garbage truck.  The blue Chevrolet Cavalier and the blue Mack garbage truck came to final rest in the center turn lane and the northbound left lane of IL Rt. 1. 
TRANSPORTED:  Vehicle 2 driver was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Vehicle 1 driver was pronounced deceased on scene by the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.
SEATBELTS:  Seatbelts were worn
CHARGES:  None
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/16/16

Breach of Peace 9.16.020 (City Ordinance) H16-1156
Date & Time:  September 15, 2015 8:02pm
Location:   6th st and E Seminary
Complainant:  17 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Waylon Henning (19) Of Hoopeston
Details:   HPD responded to the above location on the report of a truck revving his engine
  Mr Henning was issued an NTA #08017 for Breach of Peace and was released
  with a Hoopeston city court date.
 

Domestic Battery H16-1160 v16-2527
Date & Time: March 16, 2016     11:27am
Location: 500 blk E Young
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Stephanie R Solis (50) of Hoopeston
Location: Subjects came into the lobby of HPD arguing about an altercation
that occurred prior at the above location.  After evidence was
presented, Solis was taken into custody and charged. Later
transported to PSB to see a judge.

Fire Call
Time: 1357
Location: 800 block of east Young Ave.
Details: HFD was called to the scene when the neighbors saw smoke coming from the garage.

Criminal Damage to Property over $500 / Disorderly Conduct H16-1169
Time: 1746
Location: 500 block of north Eighth Ave
Arrested #1: Jimmy Wisecup, 48, of Hoopeston
Arrested #2: Male juvenile
Arrested #3: Female juvenile
Details: HPD officers were called to a disturbance at the above area.  Officers arrived and conducted an investigation on scene.  It was determined that the juvenile male caused damage to a vehicle and Wisecup and the juvenile female were charged with disorderly conduct. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/15/16

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property; Violation of OP
Time: 7:39
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Aaron Linares (33) Hoopeston Male
Details: HPD responded to a disturbance call at the above location, in reference to
subject attempting to gain entry to residence that was not his. Mr. Linares
was taken into custody on the above charges and transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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HOOPESTON JAYCEES’ ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

The Hoopeston Jaycees are proud to once again host a free Easter egg hunt for area children. This year’s hunt
will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jaycee Shelter in McFerren Park. Three age
categories used are as follows: 0-4 years, 5-8 years, and 9-10 years. Candy and a few special surprises will be
hiding in the eggs, and the Easter bunny will make an appearance. See you then!

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Farm Bureau Celebrates National Agriculture Week

Where does your food come from? If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store.

The grocery store isn’t where food comes from - it’s just from where it’s distributed. In reality, far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily lives . . . and what it really takes to have food on their dinner table.

Just a few generations ago, most people were a part of – and had friends or relatives involved with – agriculture. Today, that’s no longer the case. That’s why Vermilion County Farm Bureau is celebrating National Agriculture Week March 13-19. Agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of life . . . food, fiber, clothing, and shelter. And we want to help consumers recognize that contribution!

Now in its 17th year, Vermilion County Farm Bureau is again taking the story of farming to area restaurants. This year’s theme is “Farm and Food FAQs,” which will provide some answers to common questions about farming and your food. Over 20,000 placemats were distributed to 28 restaurants across Vermilion County.

The placemat project is co-sponsored by several area agribusinesses, including:  Country Financial, Danville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm Credit Illinois, Illini FS, WDAN Radio, Birkey’s Farm Store, First Midwest Bank, Farmers National Company, Learnard Seed Service, Midwest AgriCredit Co., First National Bank in Georgetown, Full Fill Industries, WITY Radio, and Weston Seed Service.  The support of these agribusinesses is another example of the wide impact agriculture has on our local economy.

And Vermilion County Farm Bureau farmers will be meeting customers and bagging groceries at the three Danville-area County Market stores on Thursday, March 17. It’s a great opportunity for consumers to put a face to the people who grow their food.

The grocery bagging will take place from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the County Market Stores at the Village Mall and Towne Centre in Danville, along with the store in Tilton.

American farmers are working harder than ever, and it shows. Today, each American farmer feeds more than 144 people. And the need for food produced in the United States is dramatic. Agriculture is this nation’s #1 export and vitally important in sustaining a healthy economy.

And it’s not just the farmer who makes our food possible. The entire agriculture industry, all the way to the grocery store, are vital links in a chain that brings food to every citizen - and millions of people abroad.

Frankly, it’s easy to take agriculture for granted in America. Our food is readily accessible and safe. For this, we’re unbelievably fortunate . . . and that’s a great reason for all of us to celebrate National Agriculture Week.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Report 3/14/16

Warrant Arrest H16-1120
Time: 12:09am
Location: Eighth Av/Young
Arrested: Angel Bane (35) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol, HPD officers checked out with Ms. Bane.  A computer check
revealed that we had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant for Failure
to Appear.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the
PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.

Traffic Accident
Time: 1938
Location: 500 block of west Washington St.
Unit #1: 2005 Dodge Durango driven by Robin D. Thomas of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Parked 2013 Ford Focus
Details: Unit #1 backed into legally parked Unit #2 causing damage to both vehicles. No citations issued and no injuries reported. 

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Hoopeston Police Report 3/13/16

City Ordinance Violation (Delay Entry)
Date & Time: March 9, 2016 3:30pm
Location: 900 block E Orange
Complainant: City of Hoopeston
Cited Person: Tonya Edwards (39) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, 2 pitbulls owned by Ms. Edwards were caught running on Orange St.  It was also found that neither dog has
vaccines, city dog tags, or county rabies tags.  Subject was written
city citations for No Proof of Rabies Vaccines (2 counts) and Nuisance
dog running at large (2 counts).  Ms. Edwards was mailed these citations and will have to appear in city court.

Warrant Arrest H16-1110
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy Dollar General
Arrested: Seth Gredy (30) of Glasgow, KY
Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop on Mr. Gredy after the officer noticed
his registration was expired.  A computer check revealed that he had an
outstanding Vermilion County warrant for Failure to Appear at Pretrial for
Driving While License Suspended.  He was taken to HPD, processed and he
was able to post the required bond.  He was released with a new court date.

Theft of Gasoline H16-1118
Time: 8:19 pm
Location: 115 E Orange Caseys
Details: A report was taken after a white pick-up truck drove off without paying
for gas.

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Hoopeston Police Report 3/12/16

Battery & Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H16-1106
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Parking Lot of Shopko 1020 W Chestnut St
Complainant: 19 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Mathews, Nicole A (F) (40) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time the complainant contacted Hoopeston Police Department and requested Officer’s reference to being attacked by the arrestee in the parking lot of Shopko.  Arrestee was later located at her residence and transported to HPD where she was processed, and released after posting $150 cash bond. Subject given Court Date in Danville.

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County) H16-1108
Time: 8pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department 301 W Main St
Arrested: Thompson, Bradley E. (M) (27) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time the arrestee came to Hoopeston Police Department and turned himself in on the Vermilion County Warrant 2015CM0478 Failure to Appear Driving After Suspension.  Subject bond was set at $5,000 10% plus $75.00 FTA Fee.  Given new court date for Danville and released. 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/10/16

Threatening a Public Official H16-1087 V16-2309
Time: 5:10pm
Location: 301 W. Main St   Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Kenneth Sutherland (21) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Sutherland was in the lobby of Hoopeston Police Department when he
confronted HPD officers and threatened them.  He was immediately taken into
custody, processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Woman killed at truck stop in Vermilion County

Ms. Coffman, a Villa Grove native and Homer resident, was fatally shot by her husband, Douglas F. Price, 69, of Urbana, outside the Pilot Travel Center north of Oakwood along Interstate 74, according to the Vermilion County Sheriff’s department. Price and Ms. Coffman had recently separated and filed for divorce, according to the sheriff’s department, which on Thursday released a brief timeline of what led to the tragedy.

Ms. Coffman was working her shift at the truck stop Wednesday night when she took her dinner break at 7:25 p.m. and went to her vehicle in the parking lot.

There, authorities say, she was approached by Price, who entered her vehicle and fired multiple shots. He then used the gun to take his own life, officials said.

The initial call to the sheriff’s department didn’t come until about 8 p.m. It took a little while for other employees to realize their co-worker hadn’t returned from break.

 

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Work to Resume on I-74 in Vermilion County

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that work will resume Monday, March 14 on Interstate 74 from Illinois Route 49 to U.S. 150 near Danville (MM 200-215).

The remaining work on this project will include approximately five miles of pavement patching, milling and HMA resurfacing on mainline Interstate 74 on the western half of the project. Also included: shoulder work along the entire project, pavement marking, raised reflective marker placement, shoulder rumble strip placement, wing wall repair, and erosion control placement.
With the exception of traffic control set up and other minor items, the work will be done at night. Lanes will remain closed during the day to facilitate the night work.
The overall project has an anticipated completion date of June 30, weather permitting. The contractor for the $13,138,522 project is Open Road Paving.
Please slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.
For IDOT District 5 updates on Twitter, follow us at https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict5.
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State of Illinois
Bruce Rauner, Governor
Illinois Department of Transportation Randall S. Blankenhorn, Secretary

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FEMA Denies State’s Request for Federal Assistance   for December Floods

The state of Illinois was notified today that its request for federal assistance to help people, businesses and local governments in several Illinois counties recover from flooding has been denied. In a letter notifying the state of the denial, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate said the damage from the floods and severe storms “was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the state, affected local governments, and voluntary agencies.”

On Feb. 26 the state submitted a request for two types of federal assistance: Individual Assistance to help people and businesses recover and Public Assistance to provide reimbursement to local governments for some of their disaster-related expenses. Both forms of federal assistance were denied.

“This is yet another example of how the federal government’s population-based threshold for determining assistance works against states with large metropolitan areas,” said James K. Joseph, director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.  “We will be reaching out to our emergency management partners in the affected counties to see if there is any additional information that would support an appeal of the denial of either type of assistance.”

Counties included in the state’s request for federal assistance for people and businesses were Alexander, Christian, Clinton, Douglas, Iroquois, Jersey, Madison, Randolph, Sangamon and St. Clair. Counties included in the state’s request for federal assistance for local governments were Alexander, Bureau, Calhoun, Cass, Cumberland, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Randolph, St. Clair and Vermilion.

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Murder/Suicide in Vermilion County

The Vermilion County Sheriffs Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office are investigating the deaths of two people in the parking lot of the Pilot rest stop in Oakwood.

A male and a female were pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner’s Office.  It appears to be the result of a murder/suicide, but this is still an ongoing investigation by both departments at the scene.

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Vermilion County Coroner identified woman pulled from the North Fork River

The woman pulled from the Vermilion River in Ellsworth Park yesterday has been identified as 27 year old Emily Morrison of Danville.

A preliminary Autopsy was performed today.  Final Autopsy results to determine her cause of death are pending toxicology tests and microscopic studies.

This is still an ongoing investigation by the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office and the Danville Police Department.  No further information will be released at this time.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/8/16

Burglary to Auto H16-1048
Time: 10:43 am
Location: 902 S Dixie Hwy Dick Jones Inc.
Details: At the above time the complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission did enter and caused damage to a 1988 Ford Mustang.

Aggravated Assault H16-1058 V16-2242
Time: 8:09 pm
Location: Area of Washington/2nd Av
Complainant: 15 year old juvenile
Arrested: Christopher Staats (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant advised HPD officers that Mr. Staats had threatened him with
a knife.  Subjects was located and taken to HPD.  He was processed and
later transported to the PSB in Danville.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/7/16

Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, Disobeying Police
Time: 1:06am
Location: 300 Block of North 8th Ave
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston Female
Arrested: Tasha Uppinghouse (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Police responded to the above after Uppinghouse forced her way
into the residence and left.  She was later located at her residence
where she resisted arrest leading to the additional charge of
Disobeying Police.  She was transported to HPD where she
was issued a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.

Fire Call
Time: 1538
Location: 400 block of south Market St.
Details: HFD was called to the area when a complainant smelled a strong smell of
kerosene in the area.  HFD walked the area and advised the complaint was
unfounded.

Wallet was found at McFerren park, owner may claim it at HPD


Disobeying Police (City Ordinance)
Time: 9:09pm
Location: 1000 Block of West Main
Arrested: Michael Ravellette (42) of Goodwine
Details: Officers were called to the above location on the reports of an intoxicated subject.  Upon arrival, Mr. Ravellette refused to cooperate with police and
was arrested on a city citation of disobeying police. He was transported to HPD where he was issued a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Weekend Fatal Crash Single Vehicle in Iroquois County

WHAT: Fatal Crash (Single Vehicle)

WHERE: Us 52 @ 1800 E (Iroquois County)

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2:24 P.M.

VEHICLE: Jeep Grand Cherokee
 
DRIVER: Edward H. Black, 25, Danforth (Deceased)

PASSENGER: 13 month old male

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Jeep was east bound on US 52 at 1800 East Road. The Jeep attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and rolled several times, ejecting the driver. The infant was secured in a child restraint and transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was transported to IMH where he was pronounced deceased.  US 52 was closed for approximately 2.5 hours due to this incident.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run) H16-0989
Time: 08:00am
Location: 307 E Main St Parking Spaces in front of Mr. B’s
Unit 1: 2015 Jeep 4x4 4D owned by David A. Memenga of Hoopeston
Details: Owner of Unit 1 discovered damage to his jeep after it had been parked out in of
Mr. B’s Restaurant along Main Street area.  Property damage to the unit and it is
Insured.  Investigation Continues. 


Criminal Trespass H16-0574
Date & Time: March 4, 2016     4:00pm
Location: 200 blk W Elm
Complainant: 61 year old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: Dakota D.J. Daugherty (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was charged with the above on a complaint taken
on February 7, 2016 where he entered the residence without
owners permission.  He was given a Notice to Appear in
Hoopeston City Court and released


Criminal Damage to Auto H16-1009
Time: Unknown
Location: 500 block of east Main St.
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant noticed that two lug nut stems were broken off one of her tires and the other three were loose. 

Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass to Residence
Time: 9:54pm
Location: 700 Block of East Elm
Complainant: 70 year old Hoopeston Female
Details: At the above time the complaint reported to Hoopeston Police that person(s) unknown had entered her property causing damage to a door

Warrant Service H16-1023
Time: 1811
Location: Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Eugene G. Forbes, 21, of Rankin
Details: Forbes came on station to turn himself in on Vermilion County warrant 14TR04012.  Forbes posted the appropriate bond and was given a new court date.


Domestic Battery H16-1028 V16-2171
Time: 11:08pm
Location: 300 Block of North 8th Ave
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Jeffrey Uppinghouse (54) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a theft that had occurred, after further investigation Mr. Uppinghouse was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later transported to the PSB to await
arraignment.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 3/3/16

Warrant Arrest H16-0962   V16-02035
Time: 06:17 am
Location: State Route 1 & State Route 9 Hoopeston
Arrestee 1: Lipscomb, Michael L (M) (22) of Springfield, IL
Arrestee 2: Jones, Jeremy S (M) (22) of Springfield, IL
Details: Arrestee 1:  Sangamon County Felony Warrant Aggravated Discharge of Firearm
Bond Set at $500,000 10%    Transferred to PSB Danville await extradition.
Traffic Citations issued to him also No Valid License, Improper parking intersection also
Arrestee 2: Illinois DOC Warrant Felony, Violation of Parole, No Bond
Held for IDOC extradition, 


Traffic Accident (PD) H16-0959
Time 02:42 am
Location: Cornjerker Way & S Market St
Unit 1: 2015 Jeep 4dr driven by Ambrosia Ybarra (M) (19) of Rossville
Passenger: Nosler, Ryan J (M) (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Single vehicle accident occurred at the above location, driver and passenger both located,  Ybarra was cited for the following:  Failure to Report Accident, No Valid Driver’s License, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid.    Nosler cited on City Ordinance Violation of Illegal Consumption by a Minor.  Unit was insured, All subject released with court dates. 

Residential Burglary, Criminal Damage to State Supported Property,
Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property (2x)        H16-0953   V16-2047
Date & Time: March 3, 2016     2:47pm
Location: Parkview Court Apts
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Daniel E Lile (35) of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant reported the above subject forced entry into her residence
and removed a computer tablet without her permission.  While gaining
entry to the residence, damage was done to the door.  Subject has
already been banned from the property resulting in charges for Criminal Trespass.  He was transported to PSB to see a judge.



Criminal Damage To Auto H16-0972
Date & Time: March 3, 2016   1:20pm
Location: 400 blk S. Dixie Hwy
Complainant: 55 year old Texas woman
Details: While complainants vehicle was parked at the above location
unknown subject(s) caused damage and left scene without
reporting.


Traffic Accident               H16-0977
Date & Time: March 3, 2016     3:23pm
Location: Sixth Street & Elm
Unit #1: 2006 Ford Fuson driven by Jennifer Burton (28) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 1996 Honda Civic driven by Anaysabel Hernandez (17) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 did not yield when approaching intersection.  Unit 2 was
unable to stop.  Units collided.  Driver of Unit 2 was injured from
airbag.  Both vehicles insured.  No citations issued.


Retail Theft H16-0979
Date & Time: March 3, 2016     5:02pm
Location: 516 N. Dixie Hwy
Complainant: Olympic Hardware
Arrested: Rhonda S Fink (38) of Hoopeston
Details: Employees witnessed Fink leave store without paying for an item.
She was later located at her residence by police officers and taken
into custody.  She was transported to HPD where she was
released after posting $150.00 bond and issued a court date in
Vermilion County.

 

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Late Night Fatal Accident Thursday

Single vehicle fatality crash

SR 49 @ Champaign County Road 600N

03/03/16 at 11:57 P.M.

Vehicle:              Gray 2013 GMC pickup truck

Driver:                Unlisted at this time

Passengers:        N/A

Transports:          Unlisted

Seatbelts:            Unknown at this time

PRELIMINARY:      Unit #1 appeared to go off the roadway to the right and strike the culvert head-on at CR 600N.  SR 49 was closed from County Road 600N to 700N.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/29/16

Traffic Accident, Hit and Run H16-0906
Time: 3:30pm
Location: 500 block of east Main St.
Unit #1: Unknown
Unit #2: Parked 2016 Hyundai Elantra
Details: Unit #1 while backing out of a parking space backed into unit #2 which was also parked. Unit #1 then left without stopping. No injuries reported, no citations issued

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Hoopeston Police Blotter

Dog - Nuisance Animal
Time: 9am
Location: 900 block E Young Av
Notice to Appear: Edwards, Tonya (F) (39) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, a Dog known as Ringo was observed running at large in the
900 block of E Young Av.  The owner has been cited and mailed a copy of a
Summons to appear in City of Hoopeston Hearing Court. 

Fire Call
Time: 12:59 pm
Location: 900 block Wilson Av
Details: Resident requested fire respond and check a room for possible electrical short
or fire in the wall.  Kept getting smell of something hot or burning.  HFD responded and checked the residence, source of issue was caused by faulty furnace.
No reports of injuries or illness from the incident.


Fire Call
Time: 1:10 pm
Location: 800 block E McCracken Av
Details: Resident requested HFD to check a carbon monoxide detector that kept activating
after changing batteries and the unit being under 5 years old.  HFD responded and checked the unit and home out.  No report of illness at the time of the call. 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/25/16

Credit Card Fraud H16-0861
Date & Time: February 25, 2016   12:14
Location: 500 blk E Seminary
Complainant: 48 year old Hoopeston woman
Details: Complainant reported charges that were unknown to her on
her credit card.

Warrant Service H16-0863 V16-1816
Time: 1428
Location: 400 block of west Main St.
Arrested: Seth R. Dowler, 20, of East Lynn
Details: HPD officers observed Dowler walking while on routine patrol.  Officers knew Dowler to have an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County. Dowler was unable to post bond and later transported to the PSB.

Traffic Accident Property H16-0872
Time: 2039
Location: 200 block of west Main St.
Unit #1: 2000 Peterbilt driven by Brent Prochnow of Colfax, WI
Unit #2: Parked 2012 Ford Focus owned by Lucinda Overlander of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #1 was attempting to back into Silgan Containers and in doing so, made contact with Unit #1 causing damage to the front driver’s side door of Unit #2.

 

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Relay for Life Fundraiser in Milford this Saturday

Relay For Life Fundraiser

The Hangout and the Bernadine and late Ralph Buswell Family are teaming up again this year in their fight against cancer.  A fundraiser is planned for Saturday, February 27, from 5 pm – 9 pm at The Hangout.  Plain or BBQ Pulled Pork Dinners will be served starting at 5 pm.  Dinners are $8 or $9 for carry outs.

 

A Silent Auction will be held throughout the evening and will end at 9 PM.  If you would like to donate something for the auction, please drop it by The Hangout or call 815-889-9902 for someone to pick up your donation.  Please mail all monetary donations to Karen Brasel, 406 E. Lyle Street, Milford, IL 60953.


The Relay For Life “Team Mara” set a goal of $5,000 for this year.  This is the sixteenth Relay the Buswell Family has participated in their fight against cancer.  Team member, Amanda Buswell German, has worked hard to raise funds for Iroquois County’s Relay For Life and is an employee at the American Cancer Society in Champaign, IL.

 

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Today’s School Closings, Cancellations, and Notices

Armstrong schools closed Thursday
Gibson City Melvin Sibley
Hoopeston Area Schools closed Thursday
Oakwood schools closed Thursday
Paxton-Buckley-Loda
Rossville-Alvin
The Hoopeston Multi Agency-Closed and no services today.

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Troopers respond to over 200 incidents yesterday

Troopers in District 10 have responded to 229 incidents from Midnight
until 5:30 PM Wednesday

District 10 Troopers were assisted by Illinois Conservation
Police, Secretary of State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police,
State Police Investigations, and ISP SWAT, ISP Traffic Crash
Reconstruction Troopers as well as County and City Officers.  The number
of incidents include crashes, vehicles in the ditch, stranded motorists,
and calls for service.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston police Blotter 2/24/16

Traffic Accident (PD) H16-0833
Time: 11:54 am
Location: CSX Crossing Orange Street Hoopeston
Unit 1: 2005 Honda driven by Abby L Lane (F) (39) of Hoopeston
Property: CSX Signal Standard, of Jacksonville, Florida
Details: At the above time complainant reported that she lost control of car in deep snow at the approach of the crossing spinning and struck the Signal Standard that holds the lights, gate, bell.  No apparent Damage to the Standard, Damage to the complainant’s unit.  No injuries or tickets issued, Unit 1 insured.

 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ISSUE WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR BLIZZARD WARNING

Snow and Ice Covered Roadways Expected in District 10 Counties

Illinois State Police District 10 officials are reminding motorists to take precautions as they travel.  District 10 covers Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermilion Counties. 

Illinois State Police Troopers are monitoring the incoming winter storm. As of 5:00 am, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning which is in effect until late Wednesday night at approximately 9 PM.  A period of heavy wet snow is expected Wednesday with accumulation ranging between 6 to 9 inches with the heaviest snow expected in Champaign, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Vermilion Counties.

Strong northerly winds sustained at 25-35 miles per hour and gust between 45 and 50 miles per hour.  The combination of snow and winds will decrease visibility to near zero and may cause white out conditions making travel dangerous during the height of the storm.  These high winds will cause some blowing and drifting snow to develop by Wednesday night as temperatures slip to near or below the freezing mark.

Winter weather can have a devastating impact on driving conditions, especially when ice and snow are involved.  Freezing rain, icy roads, and white-out snow events can result in hazardous road conditions for drivers of all ages. Illinois State Police officials urge motorists to drive with caution, and to allow extra travel time to get to their final destinations.

Stranded motorists are encouraged to remain inside their vehicles and wait for first responders to arrive.  Motorists involved in accidents that do not require emergency assistance may file a crash report within 10 days at the nearest police station. 

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Illinois State Police also want to remind motorists to yield to emergency and snow removal equipment.  Scott’s Law (Move Over Law) requires drivers to reduce speed, change lanes if possible, and proceed with due caution when approaching emergency vehicles. 

Listed below are a few safety tips drivers should keep in mind during winter weather:

• Plan ahead and check the forecast - Determine if the trip is necessary during inclement weather.

• Don’t Crowd the Plow! – remember, a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they may not see you.

• Watch out for black ice – roads that appear clear may be treacherous. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and shady areas – all are prone to black ice.

• Always keep your gas tank at least two-thirds full to prevent the vehicle’s fuel line from freezing.

• Dress warmly for the weather—dress in layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in anticipation of unexpected winter weather emergencies.

• Make sure someone is aware of your travel route.

• Always carry an emergency car care kit that contains jumper cables, flares or reflectors, windshield washer fluid, a small ice scraper, traction material, blankets, non-perishable food and a first aid kit.

• Always carry a charged cell phone.

• Always wear a safety belt. 

Motorists can check on interstate road conditions by contacting IDOT at 1-800-452-IDOT (4368) or on the Internet at: www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/23/16

Accident (Minor PI) H16-0819
Time: 07:43 am
Location: 14 McFerren Park Rd, McFerren Park
Unit 1: 2012 Chevy truck driven by Robert L Garman (70) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, Unit 1 was traveling through McFerren Park, driver appeared to be confused and disoriented, struck a fence post, building in the park.  Employees in the park rendered assistance, called for Hoopeston Police and Arrow Hoopeston EMS. Driver was transport Carle Hoopeston Regional Medical Center.  Unit 1 is insured. No Tickets issued.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE CLOSED TODAY:

Armstrong Ellis
Armstrong Twp. High School
Bismarck-Henning
Benton Community Schools Closed Today.
Circle Academy – Vermilion
Crescent Iroquois District 249 Closed Today.
Danville Dist. 118
Donovan CUSD #3
Gibson City-Melvin Sibley
Hoopeston Area
Iroquois County Special Education
Iroquois West School District Closed Today.
Milford Schools
Paxton-Buckley-Loda
Potomac Grade School
Rantoul City Schools
Rantoul Township High School
Rossville-Alvin Unit 7
Watseka Schools Closed Today.
Kanakakee Community College classes are cancelled today and all extension centers closed.
Hoopeston Multi-Agency Closed and all services are cancelled today.
Iroquois County Mental Health Service-Closed.
Chris Senior Services closed today
Vermilion County Courthouse Closed
University of Illinois Extension Unit 13 - Ford-Iroquois office - Closed
Sheldon ABRA Bingo - Cancelled

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/22/16

Theft H16-0799
Date & Time: February 22, 2016     1:10pm
Location: 800 blk S Fifth Street
Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported his antique wheelbarrow stolen from his
property.

Theft H16-0803
Time: 4:01pm
Location: 500 S Sixth Ave   Parkview Court
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to a stolen video surveillance
camera.

Warrant Arrest H6-0810 V16-1735
Time: 9:04pm
Location: 300 blk W Penn
Arrested: John Peznowski (38) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD received a call at the above location.  Upon investigation, HPD officers
ran a computer check on Mr. Peznowski and he had an outstanding Edgar
County Warrant for FTA Aggravated DUI.  Subject was arrested and taken
to HPD.  He was later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

 

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Watseka man dies from Motorcycle Crash

The Champaign County Coroner reports a Watseka man has died due to injuries he sustained during a motorcycle crash on Saturday, February 20.

Coroner Duane E. Northrup says 63-year-old Alan Anderson, of Watseka, died as a result of traumatic injuries he sustained during a single motorcycle crash in Iroquois County on Saturday evening. He was taken to the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department in Urbana, where he pronounced dead at 5:30 PM.

The Coroner says no autopsy will be performed; however, an inquest may be held at a later date.

Anderson’s death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office. Any updates to this incident will be reported as they are received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

WEEKEND HPD BLOTTERS

Found Bicycle, A Child’s light green and black Next bike was found on Market Street
That had been abandon for about a week.  Owner may claim at Hoopeston Police Department.


Informational:  If you are missing a bike, Hoopeston Police Department has had several turned into the Department,  We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  If you are missing a bike come here and see if we have it. 


Traffic Accident Hit and Run H16-0752
Time: 1432
Location: South Dixie Hwy/west Elm
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene after an unknown semi-truck struck a sign on route one near IGA.  The semi reportedly stopped, however left the scene prior to officers arrival.  Officers were able to use video footage from a local business to find the semi and driver.  Dwayne A. Huls of Bismarck was later found and cited for Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Failure to Report Accident to Police Authority. 


Found Item: Key Lanyard was turned into HPD that contained two (2) keys on it.  Owner may ID the item to claim. 


Fire Call
Time: 04:04 AM
Location: 1280 E R & 4000 North Rd Hoopeston
Details: HFD & VCSO were dispatched to report of a structure on fire and fully involved,
Mutual Aid of RFD was requested.  No report of Injuries, House was abandon,
Investigation will continue. 

 

Traffic Accident (PI) H16-0765
Time: 04:10 AM
Location: State Route 1 & State Route 9 Hoopeston
Unit 1: 2003 Ford Windstar Van driven by Crassandra T Cooper (F) (33) of Kewanee IL
Unit 2: 2002 Buick LeSabre driven by Sara E Mahorney (F) (29) of Rossville IL
Details: At the above time and location, Unit 2 was stopped for the stop light, Unit 1 ran into the back end of Unit 2.  Unit 1 is insured, Driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Reduce to Avoid an Accident.  Court date set for Danville.  Driver of Unit 2 and Passenger were transported by EMS to Carle Hoopeston Regional Medical, treated for minor injuries and released.  Investigation into the accident continues. 


Domestic Battery H16-0779
Time: 1911
Location: 300 block of west Chestnut
Complainant: 18 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when neighbors witnessed a male and female fighting.  Officers spoke with the female, however were unable to locate the male half.

Aggravated Battery H16-0775
Time: 1654
Location: 1200 block of Daisy Ln
Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers were called to the above after a physical altercation took place between two females.  The suspect female was gone prior to officers arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Hoopeston Area Students Honored

All principals in Vermilion County were invited to join with the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region members in celebrating student achievement.  Each year the Illini Region recognizes two students, who are in each school’s exit grade level, by honoring them at a breakfast meeting and by giving them IPA recognition pins and certificates of achievement.  Students were recognized for outstanding excellence in academics, leadership, athletic ability, or for just being great young people.  Two students per school were recognized.

The Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 Students selected were:

Cole Miller and Mylee Pyle for 2nd grade at Maple Grade School, Aubreyana Perry and Wyatt Eisenmann for 4th grade at Honeywell Grade School, Alivia Schmink and Kamerin Cade for 6th grade at John Greer Grade School, and Sadie Drayer and Lucas Hofer for 8th grade at Hoopeston Area Middle School, and Ryan Glotzbach and Brea Bushong for 12th grade at Hoopeston Area High School.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/16/16

Stolen Property Recovered (H16-0250)
Time: 0900 am
Location: 400 block E Honeywell Ave
Complainant: Hoopeston Area School District 615 E Orange St
Arrested: Strawser, Jimmy J. (M) (18) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, taken into custody for possession of stolen
I-pads that was reported stolen from the school in January 2016.  Subject was
Transported to the Hoopeston Police Department processed and released with court
Date for Vermilion County Courthouse, and OR Bond. 


Criminal Trespass to Land H16-0685
Time: 11:08 am
Location: 500 block W Lincoln St
Complainant: 55 year old male
Details: At the above time and date, complainant reported that person(s) unknown had been on his property tampering with it. 


Dog Nuisance Complaint (City Ord Violation)
Time: 03:30 pm on February 15, 2016
Location: 500 block Dice St
Complainant: Hoopeston Woman
Notice to Appear: Williams, Beth A (F) (53) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, complainant request to sign a city ordinance complaint of a nuisance dog that kept coming onto her property.  The above listed person was issued a Notice to Appear on April Court Date for Hoopeston Court. 



Theft H16-0690
Time: 1507
Location: Parkview Ct.
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant learned that someone, within the past three months, has entered her house and stole personal documents.

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Upcoming events at the Hoopeston Public Library

The “Treeclimbers” Genealogy Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Hoopeston Public Library. All local residents interested in tracing their family trees - whether beginners or more advanced - are welcome to attend. Featured this month will be a demonstration on the library’s microfilm reader/printer.

Crafty Creations, a free craft session for adults, will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22. Crafters will create a book-themed candle jar. The program is free, but pre-registration is required no later than Thursday, Feb. 18.


Hoopeston Public Library will host a free Trivia Night for teens and adults at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Bring your own team of 2-5 people, or come solo and we will put you on a team. Refreshments will also be served.

 


For more information on any of these programs, call 217-283-6711, or stop by the library, 110 N. Fourth, St., Hoopeston.

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Hoopeston VFW Men’s Auxiliary donate $750.00 to the Multi-Agency

This year from our Big Breakfast we are donating $750.00 to the Hoopeston Multi Agency in our community.  The Men’s Auxiliary would like to especially thank Lori Pajor, Abby Lane, Harold Blackwell, Ethel Lucht and Mark Hanson for their help and support for our breakfast.

During the last year the Hoopeston Men’s Auxiliary been very busy in helping some of the organizations with proceeds from our benefits. Just over the last year we have installed a handicap restroom in the VFW hall plus paid for all of the supplies for the remodeling of the men’s restroom in the post canteen area.  We also donated over $225.00 to the Wounded Warriors Project. This was from the proceeds from the last year’s breakfast.

After that, we had a Men’s Auxiliary raffle and donated over $500.00 to the VFW Children’s Home in Eaton Rapids, MI.

We would like to thank everyone who supported our Big Breakfasts and all of our Men’s Auxiliary fund raisers.  If it was not for you folks, we could not do this.  Again, Thanks

Below are our officers:

Men’s Auxiliary VFW Officers For 2015 – 2016

                       

President . . . . . . . . . . .  Dave Lucht

Senior Vice . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hanson

Junior Vice . . . . . . . . . . Andy Alkire

Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . .  Jim Michael

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . .  John Lane

Chaplain . . . . . . . . . . . . John Lane

Trustee (One Year) . . .  Larry Chaffee

Trustee (Two Year) . . .  Sean McAllister

Trustee (Three Year) . . Roger Reed

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