Memorial Day Weekend Hoopeston Police Blotter
Driving While License Suspended H16-2453
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.