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Fatal Crash in Iroquois County

Fatal Crash in Iroquois County

WHAT: Fatal Crash

WHERE: I-57 SB MP 290 (Iroquois County)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 8:18 A.M.

VEHICLE: Unit one:  1996 Ford Taurus
Unit two:  2009 Honda Odyssey

 
DRIVER: Unit one:  Shirley Davis, 48, Dekalb (Deceased)
Unit two:  Daniel Nosek, 56, Lombard

PASSENGERS: Unit one:  Lacriessa Mosley, 22, Chicago
    2 year old male from Chicago
    5 month old female from Chicago

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Ford was broken down in the passing lane on I-57 southbound at mile post 290.  The Honda was traveling southbound on I-57 in the passing lane at mile post 290.  The driver of the Honda did not see the Ford and rear ended the Ford.  The driver of the Ford was pronounce deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner.  The adult passenger of the Ford was transported to Riverside Hospital with injuries.  Both children were transported to Loyal Hospital with injuries.  The driver of the Honda was transported to St. Mary’s hospital with minor injuries.  The roadway was shut down for approximately 3 hours due to this incident. 


  Traffic was rerouted southbound at the Ashkum 293 exit.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/10/16

THEFT H16-0602
Time: 02:05 am
Location: 600 block E Young Ave
Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston Man
Details: At the above time and date, complainant advised that a person had entered his property. Stolen was a Red 16 foot fiberglass ladder from the property. 


Traffic Accident H16-0608
Date & Time: February 10, 2016 1655
Location: 226 N. Market St. Hoopeston Health & Fitness
Unit #1: 2003 Gmc Yukon driven by James Michael of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Parked 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when Michael backed into a parked vehicle causing damage to both vehicles.  No injuries were reported and no citations issued. 

Fraud H16-0607
Date & Time: February 10, 2016 1538
Location: 400 block of east Honeywell Ave.
Complainant: 30 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD was contacted when the complainant received a call from a collection agency advising about a debt that he owed.  The complainant did not have any knowledge of him having a credit card.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/9/16

Structure Fire
Date & Time: February 9, 2016   9:32am
Location: 700 blk W Washington
Details: Hoopeston Fire Dept, Rossville Fire Dept, and Hoopeston Police
all responded to the above for a dryer on fire.  Upon arrival
the back porch was fully engulfed in flames.  No injuries reported

Warrant Service H16-0597 V16-1340
Date & Time: February 9, 2016 1459
Location: 600 block of south Market St.
Arrested: Donald E. Underwood Jr., 31, of Hoopeston
Details: Officers observed Underwood walking while on routine patrol.  Underwood was known to have outstanding warrants out of Vermilion County.  Underwood was transported to HPD and later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

Fire Call
Date & Time: February 9, 2016 1812
Location: 302 N. Market St. Good Shepherd Luthern Church
Details: HFD was called to the scene for a strange odor and a mist in the church. HFD arrived and determined it to be a faulty furnace. 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Police Blotter

Warrant Arrest H16-0572
Date & Time: February 6, 2016     5:19pm
Location: Centennial Manor Apts
Arrested: Bryona R McMillian (21) of Hoopeston
Location: Subject was located and taken into custody on outstanding
Vermilion County Warrant 15DT168 for FTA/DUI.
She was transported to HPD where she posted bond and
was released with a new court date.
Found Bicycle
Time: 08:45 am
Location: Cheese Park Tennis Courts
Details: Blue boys Schwinn Wind Wood bike was found in the park and transported to HPD.  Owner may come to HPD to claim the unit. 

Hit & Run H16-0559
Date & Time: February 5, 2016 8:31pm
Location: 800 Block of East Maple
Unit #1: Unidentified, left scene
Unit #2: 2013 Toyota owned by Mary Burnley of Louisville, KY
Details: Unidentified vehicle struck Unit #2 and left the scene. Unit #2 was parked and unoccupied at the above location. Unit #2 was insured

 


Residential Burglary H16-0578
Date & Time: February 7, 2016   9:56am
Location: 700 blk W Washington
Complainant: 72 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported unknown subject(s) without permission,
entered his residence and removed cash sometime during the
night.

 

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Iroquois County EMA working on flood damage

A preliminary damage assessment of homes, businesses, and non-profits that were affected by the New Year flood has begun. The Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency is working with teams of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and Small Business Administration (SBA) personnel, going door-to-door in affected areas to get details on damage.

Preliminary damage assessment will continue tomorrow. If you have damage from the New Year flood and will not be home during the day, call the Iroquois County EMA at 815-432-6997 to report your damage. Please call before 5 PM to be sure that we are able to compile your information in the evening.

This is part of the disaster assistance process, and it is imperative to get all damage reports from all homes, businesses, and non-profits that suffered throughout Iroquois County if there is to be a chance to get federal financial assistance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/4/16

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (PD) H16-0533
Time: 09:08am
Location: 400 block S 4th Ave
Unit 1: 2006 Chevy driven by Bridget B. Strawser (F) (21) of Hoopeston
Property Damage: Ameren Corp (Utility Pole)
Details: At the above location HPD was called to the scene of an accident involving a car and a Utility Pole owned by Ameren.  No reports of injuries, Utility Pole was damaged and had to have repairs.    Driver of Unit 1 issued citations for No Proof of Insurance, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid.  Court Date set for Danville.


Vehicle Accident H16-0544
Date & Time: February 4, 2016   6:09pm
Location: 824 S Dixie Hwy
Unit #1: 2005 Dodge SUV driven by 15 year old female juvenile of Danville
Property Damage: McDonalds Restaurant
Details: Unit 1 was backing out of parking spot and stepped on the gas
instead of the break.  Causing damage to the exterior wall
of the building and the passenger’s side bumper of Unit #1.
No injuries reported.  No citations issued.

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Hoopeston Baseball announces sign ups

1st Sign up date is Saturday Feb. 13th


i.Location - Youth Basketball Camp (John Greer Gym)


ii.Time - 8:30AM - 12:00PM


b.2nd Sign up date is Saturday Feb. 20th


i.Location - Youth Basketball Camp (John Greer Gym)


ii.Time - 8:30AM - 12:00PM


c.3rd Sign up date is Saturday Feb. 27th


i.Location - City Hall


ii.Time - 9:00AM - 1:00PM


d.4th Sign up date is Wednesday March 2nd


i.Location - City Hall


ii.Time - 6:00PM - 8:00PM


e.6th Sign up date is Saturday March 18th (Cut off date!)


i.Location - Fast Lanes in Hoopeston

ii.Time - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 2/1/16

Warrant Service H16-0494 V16-1070
Date & Time: February 1, 2016 1628
Location: 700 block of south Sixth Ave
Arrested: John P. Smith, 51, of Milford
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene on an unrelated matter.  A computer check revealed Smith to have an outstanding warrant out of Effingham County.  Smith was transported to the PSB to await pickup from Effingham County.

Traffic Accident-Property Damage H16-0496
Date & Time: February 1, 2016 1748
Location: 201 E. Main St. Princess Theater Apartments
Unit #1: 2014 Ford Truck driven by Perry L. Rethelford
Unit #2: Parked 1996 Pontiac hatchback
Details: Unit #1 was backing out of a parking spot at the above.  Unit #1 struck Unit #2, which was parked and unoccupied causing damage to both units. No citations issued and both units were insured. 

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Former Hoopeston Man Dies in Auto Accident

DRIVER: Christopher T. Ford, 34, Springfield


PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Ford was traveling eastbound on IL 9 near 2500 E Road.  The vehicle left the roadway and rolled over, ejecting the driver.  The vehicle was fully engulfed in the field to the south of IL 9.  IL 9 was closed for approximately 45 minutes to extinguish the fire.  Subsequently the driver succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Ford County Coroner. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Police Blotter

Burglary To Garage H16-0466
Date & Time: January 30, 2016 1512
Location: 300 block of east Maple
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston male
Details: The complainant flagged down an officer on routine patrol and advised him that sometime in the past two weeks someone had entered his garage without his permission and stole a couple of items. 

Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H16-0479
Date & Time: January 31, 2016 1514
Location: 200 E. Main St. Downtown Motel
Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant contacted HPD because a tenant shot out a window with a BB gun. 

Warrant Service H16-0480 V16-1030
Date & Time: January 31, 2016 1514
Location: 200 E. Main St. Downtown Motel
Arrested: Joseph C. Cannon, 43, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were responding to the Downtown Motel on an unrelated call and made contact with Cannon.  Officers knew Cannon to have an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County.  Cannon was transported to HPD where he later was transported to PSB in lieu of bond.

Warrant Service H16-0481
Date & Time: January 31, 2016 1607
Location: 800 block of east Seminary Ave.
Arrested: Eric A. Maples, 34, of Hoopeston
Details: Maples was known to HPD officers to have an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County.  Officers were able to locate Maples.  He was brought to HPD, processed and later posted bond and was released with a new court date.

Obstructing Justice/Warrant Service H16-0486 V16-1031
Date & Time: January 31, 2016 1812
Location: 500 block of north Seventh Ave.
Arrested: Rhonda S. Fink, 37, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers, knowing Fink had an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion County, went out to the above to attempt to locate Fink.  Fink attempted to hide from officers, however was later found during a search of the premise. Fink was later transported to the PSB. 

Theft (Over) H16-0487
Date & Time: January 31, 2016 1815
Location: 800 block of south Fifth St.
Complainant: 64 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant noticed someone had stolen various tools from their residence.

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VERMILION COUNTY METROPOLITAN ENFORCEMENT GROUP BUSTS GAS STATION

On January 28, 2016, the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (VMEG) in cooperation with the Danville Police Department received information that the Citgo Gas Station at 1207 N. Bowman Danville was selling synthetic cannabis. During the course of investigation, 1097 packages of synthetic cannabis, valued at $40,000 was seized from the gas station. The case will be referred to the Vermilion County State’s Attorney Office for charges. 

THE PUBLIC IS REMINDED THAT CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT IS ABLE TO PROVE ITS CHARGES IN COURT BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/29/16

Criminal Damage to Property (over $500) H16-0452
Date & Time: January 29, 2016     10:08am
Location: 600 blk S Market
Complainant: 47 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported his vehicle was found to have 3 slashed
tires, which occurred sometime during the night by unknown
subject (s).

Criminal Damage to Vehicle (Over) H16-0454
Date & Time: January 29, 2016 1649
Location: Unknown
Complainant: 41 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded out to IGA after the female complainant learned someone had keyed her van.  The complainant didn’t know exactly when or where this happened. 

Fire Call
Date & Time: January 29, 2016 1828
Location: Casey’s, 115 E. Orange
Details: HFD received a call of a car on fire.  HPD officers arrived on scene and advised the fire had already been extinguished. 


Warrant Service H16-0458
Date & Time: January 29, 2016 2022
Location: Hoopeston Police Department, 301 W. Main St.
Arrested: Joey L. Miranda, 27, of Wellington
Details: Miranda turned himself on Vermilion County warrant 14CV023.  Miranda bonded out and was given a court date.

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the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will assist with damage assessments

The Illinois Governor’s Office just announced that “the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will assist with damage assessments in nearly two dozen counties devastated by record and near-record flooding and severe storms in late December and early January.”

This is the next step in the disaster assistance process. There is no promise of financial assistance at this time. Starting next week, local government officials, Iroquois County EMA, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), FEMA, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will work together to a preliminary damage assessment of both homes and public infrastructure.

The Iroquois County EMA will issue more details concerning this next step in the disaster assistance process as they develop.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/28/16

Assault (City Ordinance) H16-0433
Time: 3:48am
Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Chase Hensley (20) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the report of phone harassment.  Mr. Hensley was
arrested on city ordinance violation of Assault.  He was taken to HPD,
processed and later released.  A city citation will be mailed to him.


Traffic Accident (PD) H16-0435
Time: 08:00
Location: N. Fifth St/E. McNeil Av
Unit 1: 2002 Chevy Van driven by Smith, Christopher W (M) (32) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2005 Chevy Astro driven by Nunn, Rebecca M (F) (43) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, HPD was requested to respond to a report of an accident,
Unit 1 at fault for failure to yield at an intersection, as they were travelling westbound on McNeil Av.  Unit 2 was southbound on Fifth Street.  No tickets issued, no injuries reported.


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Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/27/16

Fraud H16-0421
Date & Time: January 27, 2016
Location: 400 Block of Front Street
Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: The complainant contacted HPD in reference to someone who had taken a check from his home.  Investigation is pending.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/25/16

Illegal Transportation of Alcohol H16-0370
Time & Date: January 24, 2016   10:01 pm
Location: 500 Block N Fourth St Hoopeston
Arrested: Coon, Steven L (M) (57) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, Hoopeston Police was called to the area to
investigate a loud Noise complaint.  Could not locate source of noise but
did locate, a vehicle owned by the subject listed, that was parked over city sidewalks, attempts to get owner to door but failed. The unit had several open alcoholic containers in the unit.  Owner was cited for the above charge.

Wanted on Warrant (VC) H16-0386 V16-0794
Time: 11:10am
Location: 400 N 3rd St Hoopeston
Arrested: Gaston, Herbert R Jr. (M) (19) of Danville
Details: At above location and time, the subject was taken into custody on an existing warrant.  He was transported to HPD processed and then transferred to PSB Danville by the Vermilion County Sheriff Department.  Warrant FTA 2014CM893 $344.80 plus $75 FTA Fee, awaiting bond.


Theft (Under) H16-0383
Time: 10:22 am
Location: 400 block S 3rd Street
Complainant: 19 year old female
Details: At the above time the complainant contacted HPD reference to her I-Phone was taken from the residence. 


Dog Owner Duties (City Ordinance) H16- 0389
Time: 11:30 am
Location: 901 W Main St
Arrested: Martinez, Viola (F) (39) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, the arrested subject was issued a Notice to Appear in Municipal Court Hoopeston for failure to provide medical care to an animal.  Court Date Set for April 14, 2016

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Police Blotter

Criminal Damage to Property H16-0368
Date & Time: January 23, 2016 2:27pm
Location: 100 Block of S Fifth St
Complainant: 79 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: The complainant contacted HPD in reference to someone who had attempted to gain entry into his residence and had done damage in the
process. Investigation pending.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/21/16

Traffic Accident Property Damage H16-0338
Date & Time: January 21, 2016 1529
Location: Wyman Ave/Third St.
Unit #1: 1996 Honda Civic driven by a juvenile of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2004 Chevrolet Express driven by Timothy Barney of Caitlin.
Details: Unit #1 while traveling westbound on east Wyman Ave and failed to yield to Unit #2 who was driving southbound on Third St.  No injuries reported and no citations issued.

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 10/20/16

Fire Call
Date & Time: January 20, 2016 1643
Location: 800 block of west Penn St.
Details: HFD was called to the scene for the smell of gas coming from a stove. HFD arrived and did not locate a gas leak and determined the smell of gas to be normal from a gas stove. 

Warrant Service/Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of Cannabis less than 2.5 H16-0330 V15-0624
Date & Time: January 20, 2016 1814
Location: 700 block of east Wyman Ave.
Arrested: Lucas T. Morgeson, 32, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to a welfare check at the above.  A computer check revealed Morgeson was wanted on a Vermilion County warrant. He was apprehended and brought to HPD.  He was processed and later transported to the PSB

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PUBLIC NOTICE BOIL ORDER

PUBLIC NOTICE

Village of Potomac
310 W State Street
Potomac, IL 61865
217-987-6900

BOIL ORDER

For West State Street from Vermilion St. to Burke St. until further notice due to a water main break.  Water may be off Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 1/19/15

Found Property
Time: 10:45 am
Location:  Subway Parking Lot Hoopeston
Details: A brown wallet containing ID was turned into Hoopeston Police Department
owner may claim at City Hall.   
****Wallet has been claimed by the owner.****

Wanted on Warrant (Vermilion County) H16-0304   V16-0578
Time: 10:31 am
Location: Hoopeston Police Department 301 W Main St
Arrest: Pickett, Alexis A (F) (24) of Hoopeston
Details: Female came to HPD and surrendered to our custody on the above mentioned warrant from Vermilion County.  FTA DUI Charge $3000 10% bond, $75 FTA Fee.
Female was unable to post the required bond and was transferred to Vermilion County’s
Custody. She was transported to PSB Danville to await bond or court hearing. 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

HOOPESTON POLICE BLOTTER

Domestic Battery H16-0282
Date & Time: January 18, 2016 12:40pm
Location: 1000 blk of W Thompson
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Tom Brooks (47) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD was called to the above location in reference to a domestic
battery.  After an investigation, Mr. Brooks was arrested and taken to
HPD for processing.  He was later transported to the PSB to await
arraignment.

Residential Burglary H16-0294
Date & Time: January 18, 2016 10:59pm
Location: 300 blk S Second Av
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD responded to the report of a residential burglary.  Items were
taken from the home by persons unknown and without permission.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

WEEKEND POLICE BLOTTER

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County) H16-0243
Time: 12:01pm
Location: 600 block E Thompson Av
Arrested Person: Hardy, Jessica T (F) (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was located at a residence and taken into custody on the Vermilion County
Warrant 2015TR8416 Failure to Appear Traffic Ticket No Valid Driver’s License,
Bond $1,000 10% plus $75 dollar FTA Fee.  Female was transported to HPD processed, and awaited bond money. 


Fire Call
Time: 1:25pm
Location: 38700 State Route 1
Details: HFD was dispatched to scene of a car accident that was off the roadway into tree
and ended up setting on edge of creek bank un-stable.  Driver was reported un-hurt and Vermilion County Sheriff Department responded to handle accident.


Fraud H16-0271
Date & Time: January 17, 2016   8:04pm
Location: 600 blk W Lincoln
Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant made report after she noticed unauthorized charges
on her credit card.

Purchase/Acceptance of Liquor/Alcohol by Person under the age of 21 H16-0275
Date & Time: January 17, 2016 9:10pm
Location: 500 blk E Honeywell
Arrested: Coty Coon (18) of Hoopeston
Cayley Martin (19) of Hoopeston
Jacob Haskins (18) of Hoopeston
1 (17) year old juvenile
2 (16) year old juveniles
1 (15) year old juvenile
Details: HPD responded to the above location for a report of a loud noise and
possibly an underage drinking party.  Alcohol was found on the property
and subjects admitted to it’s ownership.  Parents were called to pick up
all arrested subjects.  City citations will be mailed.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Fire Call 1/13/16

Fire Call
Time: 6pm
Location: 500 block W Maple
Details: At the above time, HFD was sent to investigate a Carbon Monoxide detector activation in a house.  No Reports of Sickness, No Report of Levels Detected.  Resident advised to replace the unit.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

HPD POlice Blotter 1/12/16

Domestic Battery H16-0191 V16-0336
Date & Time: January 12, 2016   3:20am
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 26 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Michael S Winland ((30) of Hoopeston
Details: Police were called to the above for a male beating on a female.
Upon arrival and after investigating, Winland was taken into
custody and transported to PSB to see a judge.

Accident Hit and Run H16-0192
Date & Time: January 12, 2016   7:55am
Location: 800 blk S Second Ave
Unit #1 Left the scene
Damaged Property:Utility Pole owned by Ameren/CIPS
Details: Unit 1 hit the pole causing it to have to be replaced, and left the
scene without notifying authorities.


Found Television H16-0200
Date & Time: January 12, 2016  
Location: 800 blk W Washington
Details: Flat screen T.V. was located in the alley of above location.
Owner can identify and claim at HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter

Battery; Robbery H16-0187
Date & Time: January 11, 2016 1910
Location: McCracken Ave/Sixth Ave.
Complainant: Juvenile male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant contacted HPD stating he had just been battered and had also been robbed by three subjects.

Fire Call
Date & Time: January 11, 2016 2101
Location: 500 block of south Second Ave.
Details: HFD responded to the above when the neighbor called in a possible garage fire.  The fire was extinguished. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Weekend Police & Fire Blotter

Vehicle Accident H15-0148
Date & Time: January 9, 2016 1pm
Location: Orange St/Market St
Unit #1: 2003 Chevrolet driven by Jamie Farl of Rankin
Unit #2: Unknown black dog
Details: Unit 1 struck a dog that ran out into the street.

Fire Call
Date & Time: January 10, 2016 2:18am
Location: 800 blk S 5th St
Details: HPD, HFD and RFD were dispatched to the report of a structure (garage) fire at the above location.

Fire Call
Date & Time: January 10, 2016 4:42am
Location: 423 N Dixie Hwy, Heritage Health
Details: HFD was called to a fire alarm at the above location.  Upon investigation,
the alarm was found to be malfunctioning.


Fire Call
Date & Time: January 10, 2016 7:00am
Location: 800 blk S 5th St
Details: HFD were dispatched to the report of a structure (garage) fire re-ignited
Responded found that the car was burning again


Fire Call
Date & Time: January 10, 2016 09:59am
Location: 400 block E Seminary St
Details: HFD and Arrow were dispatched to a report of Carbon Monoxide detector going off and small child was ill in the home. 

 

 

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Feds Announce No Changes to Security Procedures at Airports Until January 22, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security provided an update today on the REAL ID Act, announcing that there will be no security changes at airports for at least two years, with any changes beginning no sooner than January 22, 2018.

As a result, Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted as primary forms of identification to board commercial airplanes for domestic travel.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office will continue to work with DHS and the Illinois General Assembly on the REAL ID Act.

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MOBILE HOME PRIVILEGE TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED IN MARCH

Iroquois County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan is announcing that Mobile Home privilege tax bills will be sent out the first week of March 2016.

Please contact the Iroquois County Treasurer’s Office at 815-432-6985 if your address has changed or if the mobile home has been moved or destroyed. If you have recently purchased/sold a mobile home, please stop by our office with a copy of the title so that we can provide you with a certification in order for you to do the title change paperwork.

  Address changes for real estate tax bills should be directed to the Assessment Office by phoning 815-432-6978.

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State lays out case at pretrial hearing for Rankin man

According to the News-Gazette, A Rankin man beat his father-in-law, shot him three times, bound him and left him behind a garage in his backyard, where he was found eight hours later, a Vermilion County Sheriff’s investigator testified Thursday at Vernon Scott Lee’s preliminary hearing.  Using a walker, Lee, 46 shuffled into the Vermilion County courtroom Thursday afternoon in the custody of sheriff’s deputies for his hearing on charges stemming from the Nov. 5 series of events.

Lee has been charged with one count of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison, and town counts of unlawful restraint, Class 4 felonies both punishable by one to three years in prison.  His pre-trail hearing has been scheduled for March 30.

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
January 8, 2016

Sheriff’s say they returned from the Kankakee County Jail with Gloria S. Novak, 23 Watseka.  Novak was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a prior speeding more than 35 mph over the posted limit.  She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond

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Iroquois County EMA Press Release

A Multi-Agency Resource Center, or MARC, will be held at Trinity Church at 1638 East Walnut Street in Watseka tomorrow, January 8th, 2016, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The MARC is a one-stop location for any flood victims in Iroquois County to come and get connected with different resources that they may need. Locals that need transportation can call Show Bus at 1-800-525-2454.

The Lutheran Emergency Response Team, or LERT, will be in Watseka this Saturday to help muck-out their homes. If you want to get in touch with the LERT, go to the MARC tomorrow at Trinity Church, 10 AM to 7 PM.

FEMA is not in the area, and as of right now there is no FEMA assistance. The Iroquois County EMA is finishing compiling initial damage assessments to forward to the state for consideration, which is the first step in attempting to acquire FEMA assistance.

The Watseka Area Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church will be open from noon to 3 PM throughout the week offering non-perishables to flood victims. Clean-up kits are also available, and over 100 have been distributed so far.

The Iroquois County Public Health Department is offering free water testing kits for private wells. Call the ICPHD office at (815) 432-2483 for more details.

The City of Watseka has started debris removal. Put your garbage on the berm. See the Watseka Facebook page and website for additional details.

As families return to homes, they will need to contact their insurance companies, qualified inspectors/contractors, and/or their landlords.
• Landlords are responsible for their property, including its maintenance and repair.
• Ameren and NICOR will not reconnect electricity or gas until the homeowner has a qualified electrician and/or plumber inspect your home and provide a receipt.
• If you have insurance, call your insurance agent!
• Be wary of mold in homes. Further information on mold in homes can be found at the IDPH website at www.dph.illinois.gov.
• Beware of predatory contractors. Contact Watseka City Hall for approved contractors and a fact sheet on how to spot predatory contractors.

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VC Officials outline likely county land bank plan to council

According to Just the Facts, a plan between Vermilion County and Danville officials to deal with dilapidated properties may be expanded to include other communities.  Mike Marron, Vermilion County Board Chairman, along with District 1 Representatives, Todd Johnson and Darren Duncan talked to Hoopeston City Councilmen in a meeting this past Tuesday night about a possible land bank in the county.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Retail Theft H16-0094
Date & Time: January 6, 2016 5:25
Location: 516 N. Dixie Hwy., Olympic Hardware
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the owner noticed on camera of a subject stealing an item from the store. Investigation pending.

Battery (City Ordinance) H16-0097
Date & Time: January 6, 2016     10:36pm
Location: 800 blk E Wyman
Complainant: 36 year old female
Arrested: Jose Concepcion-Ortiz (28) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to a civil dispute at the above location.  Upon
investigation, it was determined that subject had battered the complainant.
He was issued a city ordinance citation for battery and given a city court
date.

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Iroquois County EMA Press Release

A Multi-Agency Resource Center, or MARC, will be held at Trinity Church at 1638 East Walnut Street in Watseka on Friday, January 8th, 2016, from 10 AM to 7 PM. The MARC is a one-stop location for any flood victims in Iroquois County to come for assistance in recovering from this disaster.

FEMA is not in the area, and as of right now there is no FEMA assistance. Local authorities are following the proper pathways in attempting to acquire state and federal assistance.

Yesterday, Governor Rauner added Iroquois County to the Illinois State disaster declaration.

The Iroquois County EMA is operating a call center to complete damage assessment and also for victims to call in that need help cleaning out their homes from flood damage. Thursday is the last day for the call center, and hours are 11 AM to 7 PM.

The Watseka Area Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church will be open from noon to 3 PM throughout the week offering non-perishables to flood victims. Clean-up kits are also available.

The Iroquois County Public Health Department is offering free water testing kits for private wells. Call the ICPHD office at (815) 432-2483 for more details.

The City of Watseka has started debris removal. Put your garbage on the berm. See the Watseka Facebook page and website for additional details.

As families return to homes, they will need to contact their insurance companies, qualified inspectors/contractors, and/or their landlords.
• Landlords are responsible for their property, including its maintenance and repair.
• Ameren and NICOR will not reconnect electricity or gas until the homeowner has a qualified electrician and/or plumber inspect your home and provide a receipt.
• If you have insurance, call your insurance agent!
• Be wary of mold in homes. Further information on mold in homes can be found at the IDPH website at www.dph.illinois.gov.
• Beware of predatory contractors. Contact Watseka City Hall for approved contractors and a fact sheet on how to spot predatory contractors.

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Life Remembered: Foster was ‘passionate about everything’

According to the News-Gazette, For 24 years, Lynn Foster served as Vermilion County Clerk — the first woman to hold that office, winning six consecutive elections up until November 2014, when she lost the job she loved in her seventh race.

Her daughter, Nicole Foster, now looks back on that election as a blessing, because it allowed her mom to retire from public service, move to New Orleans in May and spend time there with her daughter and her 1-year-old grandson, David.

“It was amazing. They had so much fun together,” Nicole said of the time her David spent with his grandmother, who died Jan. 2 after a short battle with cancer that was diagnosed in late September.

Born in 1949 on a military base in Japan where her father, an Air Force captain, was stationed, Mrs. Foster was the oldest of five children and lived many places growing up. But after attending Purdue University, she eventually moved to Danville, and in 1990, she first ran for county clerk.

This week, many in Vermilion County are mourning the loss of Mrs. Foster, a long-time Danville resident, officeholder and staple in the local Democratic party. Her daughter said a memorial service is being planned in Danville for March 26.

Retired Vermilion County Circuit Court Judge Tom Fahey had known Mrs. Foster and her husband, David Foster, who died in January 2014, for more than 30 years.

He said the Fosters defined what they wanted to do and tried to achieve it. Mrs. Foster, who was smart, knew her job and treated everyone pretty much the same, never acting partisan, he said.

“Lynn busted her fanny for 24 years, and less than a year later, she is dead. It just seems so unfair,” Fahey said. “She was going to spend time with her grandchild and Nikki, making a new life in New Orleans. I guess life is like that.”

Jerry Block, a former Vermilion County Circuit Clerk and county board chairman, said Mrs. Foster was easy to get along with and she could always explain election code well.

Vermilion County Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey said Mrs. Foster was a dear friend to both her and her husband, Tom, and an integral part of their professional success. Fahey said she’ll miss being able to talk with her friend and bounce ideas off her.

“She was passionate about everything in life — her family and her home life and her profession. She carried it through to all aspects of her life and to friendships as well,” Fahey said.

For years, Mrs. Foster was a central committeeperson for the state Democratic party, and also served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She was the first woman elected as a voting member of the Danville Township trustees. In 2012, she was one of six area women the Girl Scouts honored as Central Illinois Women of Distinction.

Mrs. Foster was also an executive board member and past president of the Breakfast Kiwanis, a volunteer at CRIS Senior Services and the Westville Senior Center, and a board member for the Danville Area Food Pantry and Catholic Charities.

From an early age, Nicole Foster said she remembers going with her mom to county clerk and political functions, especially during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. There was never really a time when work and home were separate, she said, adding that her mom lived the Democratic party.

“It was who she was,” she said.


But she also was a good mom and a great cook, always insisting they sit at the table and eat together, her daughter said. And the meals were anything but routine — Hungarian goulash, for example.

“They didn’t do kid food at my house,” Nicole said, recalling that her mom was also an excellent baker, making all kinds of cookies around the holidays and often sending her a box full of them. One time, she said, they counted 30 different kinds of cookies in a box her mom sent.

Stepson Lee Gregg Foster also moved from Danville to New Orleans earlier this year to be with the family. Among the things he’ll miss: the grounded discussions he had with his stepmom, often over pie she had baked.

She was the reason he and his dad reconnected after some rocky times in their relationship.

“After talking to Lynn, I always had the ability to do the next right thing,” he said. “I’m going to miss her a lot.”

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Traffic Accident H16-0074
Date & Time: January 5, 2016 4:20pm
Location: Orange St. at the railroad crossing
Unit #1: 2013 Chevy Truck driven by Jessica Arms of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2009 Chevy sedan driven by John Lukas of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #2 slowed down as it came to the tracks.  Unit #1 advised she slowed down as well, however her foot slipped off the brake causing her to strike Unit #2.  No injuries, no citations issued.

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Iroquois County EMA 2016/01/04 Press Release

Iroquois County EMA Press Release

The recovery phase is now in full effect.

All of the pets at the animal shelter have gone home, and the animal shelter is now closing.

The American Red Cross shelter will be closing at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th, 2016.

The Watseka Area Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church will be open from noon to 3 PM throughout the week offering non-perishables to flood victims. Clean-up kits are also available.

The Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency will be sending teams out door-to-door to perform damage assessment tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th, 2016. This is part of the process that is an attempt to get state and federal assistance. As of right now, FEMA IS NOT IN THE AREA.

The Iroquois County EMA will be open as a call center to complete damage assessment and also for victims to call in that need help cleaning out their homes from flood damage. The call center will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 AM to 7 PM.

The Iroquois County Public Health Department is offering free water testing kits for private wells. Call the ICPHD office at (815) 432-2483 for more details.

The City of Watseka is conducting debris removal starting Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. Put your garbage on the berm. See the Watseka Facebook page and website for additional details.

As families return to homes, they will need to contact their insurance companies, qualified inspectors/contractors, and/or their landlords.
• Landlords are responsible for their property, including its maintenance and repair.
• Ameren and NICOR will not reconnect electricity or gas until the homeowner has a qualified electrician and/or plumber inspect your home and provide a receipt.
• If you have insurance, call your insurance agent!
• Be wary of mold in homes. Further information on mold in homes can be found at the IDPH website at www.dph.illinois.gov.
• Beware of predatory contractors. Contact Watseka City Hall for approved contractors and a fact sheet on how to spot predatory contractors.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, January 4, 2016

Attempted Burglary to Garage, Criminal Damage   H16-0053
Date & Time: January 4, 2016   5:37am
Location: 600 blk W Elm
Complainant: 82 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Officers responded to above for a 911 hang up. Upon arrival
they met with the complainant who advised someone just
tried to make entry to his garage and in doing so caused
damage.


Set of keys were found near Market & Penn.  Owner can identify and claim at HPD

Battery H16-0065
Location: 200 E. Main St., Downtown Motel
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Robert A. Duncan, 59, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant called and told HPD that he had been battered by Duncan.  Officers arrived and later arrested Duncan.  Duncan was brought to HPD, processed and later released on a city NTA.

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Two Ohio men arrested after shooting outside Danville bar

According to the Commercial News,  Two Ohio men were arrested following a shooting outside of a Danville bar early Sunday morning.
According to Sgt. Josh Campbell, officers were already in the vicinity of Studio 25, 128 N Walnut St, around closing time when the shooting took place in the parking lot.
Police reports stated a shot was fired in the air from someone within the crowd, around 2:05 a.m. Sunday.
Campbell said Ryan Young, 35, of Lima, Ohio, led officers on a brief foot pursuit from the parking lot, which led to his arrest.
“They ended up catching him”, Campbell said.
According to court documents filed on Monday, Young was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a weapon without a FOID card.
Campbell also said that the serial number was scratched off the gun he possessed.
Also arrested at the scene was James Young, 36, also of Lima, Ohio, for obstructing a police officer. No formal charges have been filed against him thus far.
According to Campbell, no one was injured during the shooting. 
Vermilion County States Attorney’s Office was not available for comment Monday.

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Rossville man arrested after police chase through Potomac

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

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Miss Hoopeston 2016

Congratulations to Miss Hoopeston 2016, Holly Morgeson!!

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Iroquois County EMA 2016/01/02 Press Release

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

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

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

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

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

As families return to homes, they will need to contact their insurance companies, qualified inspectors/contractors, and/or their landlords.
• Landlords are responsible for their property, including its maintenance and repair.
• Ameren and NICOR will not reconnect electricity or gas until the homeowner has a qualified electrician and/or plumber inspect your home and provide a receipt.
• If you have insurance, call your insurance agent!
• Be wary of mold in homes. Further information on mold in homes can be found at the IDPH website at www.dph.illinois.gov.
• Beware of predatory contractors. Contact Watseka City Hall for approved contractors and a fact sheet on how to spot predatory contractors.
• Make sure your home is ready for your pet.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Friday, January 1, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Possession of Cannabis H15-6627
Date & Time: December 31, 2015
12-31-15
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Arrested: Chase Hensley (20) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of trespassing.
Upon arrival, officers found cannabis on his person.  Subject was taken
to HPD, processed and later released with a county court date.

1-1-16
Warrant Arrest H15-0017
Date & Time: January 1, 2016   2:12pm
Location: 700 blk W Orange
Arrested: Austin L Rhodes II (40) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody at the above location for
an outstanding Iroquois County warrant 14CM119
FTA/Violation of Order of Protection.  He was transported to HPD
where he posted $100 bond and was released with new court date.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis H16-0022
Date & Time: January 2, 2016 9:30pm
Location: 600 blk Wyman Av
Arrested: Nicholas Pascoe (21) of Hoopeston
Shane MacGregor (25) of Hoopeston
Matthew Williams (19) of Paxton
Details: HPD officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area.  After
conducting a traffic stop, subjects were arrested and charged with city
ordinance violations of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession
of Cannabis.  Mr. Pascoe had an added charge of Carrying Concealed
Weapon.  All subjects were taken to HPD, processed and released with
city citations and court date.
1-2-16
Hit and Run Traffic Accident H16-0026
Date & Time: January 2, 2016     12:11am
Location: 400 blk W Chestnut
Unit #1: unknown
Unit #2: mailbox owned by Santos Zamarripa
Details: Driver of Unit #1 struck a mailbox in the 400 block of W Chestnut and
fled the scene.  An investigation is pending.
1-3-16
NOTHING TO REPORT

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Red Cross Shelter open in Iroquois County

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

 

The Watseka Fire Department has evacuated approximately 10 homes so far.

More details to come on Iroquois County flooding tomorrow. The situation is continuing to develop, and local officials are working around the clock.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/29/15

Domestic Battery H15-6592   V15-13415
Time of Call: 12:41 pm
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Complainant: 35 year old Hoopeston Woman
Arrested: Hunt, Elijah L (M) (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Police Department was requested to the scene of a female who had been battered. Male subject was later located, taken into custody and transported to PSB to Danville.

 

 

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Situational update for conditions in Iroquois County for Flood Waters

Road Closures:

Route 1 viaduct north of Milford is closed. County Road 41 bridge north of Stockland is closed. 2120 East north of Woodland has water. Blue Bell Bend road has water. US 45 has some water north of Buckley, but the road is still open. Papineau Township has two roads closed near Beaver Creek and its tributaries. Drivers should be aware that waters sometimes come on and off roads faster than authorities can block them off, so be careful when driving, especially at night. Turn around, don’t drown!

The Iroquois River is currently at 18.77 feet, and is expected to rise to 22.2 feet by Wednesday, December 30th, morning. Minor flood stage is 18 feet, and moderate stage is 24.

The Sugar Creek is currently at 21.25 feet, and is expected to rise to 22.5 feet by tomorrow, December 29th, morning. Minor flood stage is 18 feet, and moderate stage is 22.

At this time, residential flooding is not expected. However, if you live in a flood-prone area, it does not hurt to make preparations. Weather conditions could change rapidly and cause a more severe situation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/29/15

Fire Call
Time of Call: 06:50 am
Location: Teasdale Foods Plant, 314 W Washington St
Details: Fire alarm activation caused by a power outage.  No fire and all units returned to service.

Fire Call
Time of Call: 10:19 am
Location: Silgan Container Corp 324 W Main St
Details: Fire Alarm activation, caused by a flow alarm, Fire department responded, all units returned to service after investigation turned up false alarm.


Traffic Accident (PD) H15-6575
Time of Call: 12:58 pm
Location: 5th Street & McNeil Av
Unit 1: 1999 Ford truck driven by William F Crose (76) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2014 Mercedes-Benz FEDEX Van driven by Michael B Peyton (29) of Monticello, IL
Details: Hoopeston Police responded to request of investigation of an accident scene. Unit 1 was West bound on McNeil, entered the intersection did not yield to the right of way,  when Unit 2 travelling North bound entered the intersection striking Unit 1.  Both units insured, no injuries at time of report, No Tickets issued


Traffic Accident (PD) H15-6576
Time of Call: 1:32 pm
Location: 426 E Honeywell Av, Centennial Manor North Lot
Unit 1: 2006 Chrysler Van driven by Carrie A Arce (F) (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Police responded to request of investigation of an accident scene. Unit 1 while backing up struck a utility in the alley Northside of the parking area. No injuries at time of report, but the driver was ticketed for No Valid Driver’s License & No Proof of Insurance.
Court date set for Danville. 

 

Fire Call
Date & Time: December 28, 2015 1839
Location: 300 block of south Fifth St.
Details: HFD responded to the above after smoke filled the residence.  HFD arrived on scene and determined it to be a faulty furnace. 

Burglary H15-6582
Date & Time: December 28, 2015 1843
Location: 800 block of east Wyman Ave.
Complainant: 24 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant returned home to notice that two guns had been taken from their house. 

 


 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Weekend Police Blotter

Theft (City Ordinance) H15-6552
Date & Time: December 26, 2015 2036
Location: 805 S. Dixie Hwy., CVS
Arrested: Kimberly K Longfellow
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the manager caught Longfellow stealing from the store.  Longfellow fled and then came to HPD.  Officers reviewed the footage and then placed Longfellow under arrest.  She was processed and later released on a city NTA.

Criminal Damage to Property (City Ordinance)
Date & Time: December 26, 2015 9:50pm
Location: 900 Block of W Penn St
Complainant: 73 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Zacaria Sage (27) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the above address in reference to criminal
damage that had just occurred. Sage was transported to HPD, processed, and released on a city NTA.

Criminal Damage to Property
Date & Time: December 27, 2015 00:46
Location: 500 Block of S Second Ave
Complainant: 65 year old Hoopeston Female
Details: At the above time and date HPD responded on the complaint that
Someone had broken her window.

Domestic Battery H15-6564 V15-13360
Date & Time: December 27, 2015 2115
Location: 500 block of south Seventh St.
Complainant: 20 year old Urbana male
Arrested: Amber L. Zarate, 18, of Urbana
Details: HPD officers were called to the above after the Zarate had battered two males at the residence.  Zarate was processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Traffic Accident (PD) H15-6512
Time & Date: December 23, 2015   12:20pm
Location: 115 E Orange St Casey’s General Store
Unit 1: 2000 Chevy driven by Timothy L Goodman (24) (M)
Unit 2: 2000 Ford Focus Wagon driven by Tricia A Freeland (F) (40)
Details: At the above time and date, Unit 1 while backing up struck Unit 2 who was coming into the lot.  Both Insured, No Tickets, No Injuries. 


Residential Burglary H15-6516
Date & Time: December 23, 2015     8:22pm
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Unknown subject(s) entered complainants residents and removed
medication without his approval.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter

Burglary to Vehicle H15-6449
Date & Time: December 19, 2015   10:15 am
Location: 400 W Washington St
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant reported that person(s) without
permission had entered their vehicle. 

Theft of Auto H15-6454
Date & Time: December 19, 2015 1616
Location: 700 block of west Elm St.
Complainant: 78 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant learned that someone had stolen his white 2004 Ford Winstar Van, Illinois License plate, w-243882 sometime today. 
Recovered: December 20, 2015 12:07am
Location: Orange/2nd Av
Details: HPD recovered unoccupied vehicle at the above location.  No arrests
were made and an investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/17/15

Warrant Arrest H15-6412
Date & Time: December 17, 2015   9:29am
Location: 600 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: Kyle B Ponton(25) of Hoopeston
Details: Ponton was taken into custody on outstanding Vermilion County
warrant 15CM126   FTA/Obstructing Identification.  Posted
bond and was released with a new court date with Iroquois County.

Burglary to Auto and Burglary to Garage H15-6417
Date & Time: December 17, 2015 1314
Location: 400 block of west Maple
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above after the complainant noticed someone unknown to him and without his permission entered his garage and then his car and stole miscellaneous items. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/16/15

Traffic Accident, Property Damage H15-6402
Date & Time: December 16, 2015 1618
Location: Elm St/Fourth Ave
Unit #1: 1998 Dodge Truck driven by Beth Williams of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 1999 Ford Ranger driven by Trevor Stock of Cissna Park
Details: Unit #1 was traveling north bound on S. Fourth Ave and failed to yield
and struck Unit #2.  No tickets issued and no injuries reported. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Stolen Motor Vehicle H15-6386
Date & Time: December 15, 2015     9:30am
Location: 500 blk W Main
Complainant: 75 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Green 1999 Dodge Caravan was taken without permission
from above location.

Fire Call
Date & Time: December 15, 2015 1443
Location: 400 block of east Washington St.
Details: HFD was called to the above for the report of a chimney on fire. HFD was able to extinguished the fire and cleared the scene.


Disorderly Contact (City Ordinance)
Date & Time: December 15, 2015 10:00pm
Location: Downtown Motel
Complainant: 32 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Robert A Duncan (59) of Hoopeston
Details: Female came to HPD to file a complaint against Mr. Duncan, after investigation subject was taken to HPD, processed, and later released with Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.

 

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DACC President Announces Retirement in 2016

After 45 years in higher education, the last 16 as President of Danville Area Community College, Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs announced plans to retire in 2016. “My heart will always be with this exceptional community college,” she stated, “but the time is right to turn my focus to my family scattered around the world.”

Despite the current State economic climate, I’m confident that I’m leaving DACC a financially sound and thriving community asset in the hands of talented administrators, dedicated faculty, caring support staff, and a committed Board of Trustees,” she said. “The supportive members of the DACC Foundation Board, and the generous donors who make their work possible, have been a true blessing to work with. I hope to continue to support DACC in any way possible in the future.”

Dr. Jacobs became the sixth President, and only the second female leader of DACC in September 1999. Her retirement date, while not finalized, will take place between June and December next year.

“My Board service began in 1999, shortly after Dr. Jacobs came to the College,” remembered DACC Board Chair Dave Harby. “It has been a pleasure to work with her.”

Under Dr. Jacobs’ leadership, Danville Area Community College has been a leader in workforce development, reallocating resources to add new locally in-demand programs in Health Professions and Manufacturing. As a result of good stewardship and program growth, Dr. Jacobs has expanded and renovated campus facilities and established the Higher Learning Center in Hoopeston to better meet the needs of residents in the northern part of the College district. Local partnerships have been strengthened, particularly those with area K-12 districts and the Regional Superintendent’s office.

“I am especially proud of our student success gains and being named a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, as well as the two successful major gift campaigns for support of DACC students and programs,” she said.

Harby reflected on Dr. Jacobs’ service to her adopted community, the State, and national community college issues. “She came to this community and made it her home. She has embraced not only College concerns, but those of the entire community. She is a State and national leader in Community College issues. Her service outside the College has been as dedicated and impressive as that she gave to DACC.”

Since moving to the Danville area, and DACC, Dr. Jacobs has served on the American Association of Community Colleges board, including the Executive Committee; as a co-chair of Governor Bruce Rauner’s Education Policy Tranisition Committee; as a member of the Illinois board of Higher Education; as Chair of the Illinois Community College President’s Council; as President of the North Central Association of Two-Year Colleges; as President of the Danville Noon Rotary; as Chair of the Danville United Way Campaign; as first Chair of the Vermilion Advantage Board; and as President of the Danville Symphony Board.

Her service has been recognized with the 2002 Rotary Vocational Service Award; the 2003 Green Meadow Girl Scouts Council Woman of Distinction Award; the 2007 American Association of University Women Woman of Achievement Award; the 2008 Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award; the 2009 Outstanding Service Award from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools; the 2010 Golden Ruler Award from the Regional Office of Education; and the 2015 Visionary Award from the Eastern Illinois Community Action Agency. Nationally, her leadership skills were recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees in 2007 with the Central Region’s Outstanding CEO Award. 

Harby said the Board appreciates the time Dr. Jacobs has given them to plan and begin the search process for the College’s next leader. Despite State budget uncertainty, he stated the College has a good reputation for student achievement, is financially sound, and should be appealing to presidential prospects.

“Dr. Jacobs is leaving us in good shape in terms of student success and completion, fiscal responsibility, and national reputation,” Harby stated. “We’re in a good place to secure responsible future leadership.” 

For her part, while family will play a much more active role in her future, Dr. Jacobs said she can’t imagine not being involved with the College. “If there is any way I can help DACC in the future, I will not hesitate.” She plans to continue her service to community colleges on a state and national level through her involvement with the Illinois Board of Higher Education and as a Peer Reviewer through the Higher Learning Commission.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/13-12/14/15

Burglary to Auto H15-6329
Date & Time: December 12, 2015 4:55pm
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the report of a burglary to auto.  Unknown
suspect(s) stole money and items out of the vehicle.

Traffic Accident H15-6332
Date & Time: December 12, 2015 5:30pm
Location: 618 W Orange Monical’s
Unit #1: 2006 Ford Pickup owned by Donald Huff of Milford
Unit #2: 2015 Dodge SUV owned by Nathan Linder of Lafayette, IN
Details: Unit #1 struck Unit #2 while parked in the parking lot of Monical’s.
No injuries reported and both vehicles were insured.

Burglary to Garage, Burglary to Auto, Criminal Damage to Property H15-6336
Date & Time: December 12, 2015 10:01pm
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to unknown subject(s)
broke into his garage and vehicle and stole several items.  Subject(s)
also damaged the complainant’s property.

Battery (city ordinance) H15-6337
Date & Time: December 12, 2015 11:01pm
Location: Lincoln/Euclid
Complainant: 65 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Lucas Morgeson (32) year old Hoopeston male
Joshua Morgeson (36) year old Plainfield male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD and advised that he had been involved
in a battery.  The 2 Morgeson subjects were located, processed and
released with a notice to appear in city court. 

Theft of License Plate H15-6344
Date & Time: December 13, 2015 1:40pm
Location: 1023 W Main   The Pump
Complainant: 67 year old Rossville male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a stolen
license plate. 

Domestic Battery H15-6362 V15-12894
Date & Time: December 13, 2015   8:30pm
Location: 800 blk S Third Street
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Eulalio Cantu (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody after police were called to the
above location for a disturbance.  He was later transported
to PSB to await arraignment with a judge.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/11/15

Battery (City Ordinance) H15-6282
Date & Time: December 10, 2015 1550
Location: 400 block of west Lincoln St.
Complainant: 35 year old female of Hoopeston
Arrested: Walter L. Hollis, 51, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the female subject contacted HPD and advised she had been battered.  Hollis was brought to HPD and processed and later released on a NTA in city court. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/7 & 12/8/15

Criminal Damage to Property H15-6226
Date & Time: December 7, 2015   9:14am
Location: 300 blk E Main
Details: Complaint was made after a light above the door was found damaged.

Fire Call
Date & Time: December 7, 2015 1353
Location: 100 block of south Third St.
Details: HFD responded to the above for the smell of smoke in the house.  HFD determined it to be a faulty power strip. 

Burglary H15-6256
Date & Time: December 8, 2015 1741
Location: 700 block of south Fifth St.
Complainant: 72 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded after the male complainant contacted HPD in reference to tools being taken out of his garage.  Investigation pending. 


Accident H15-6258
Date & Time: December 8, 2015 7:55
Location: Mcdonald’s
Unit #1: 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Thomas Hardwick of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Hardwick was driving in the Mcdonald’s parking lot when he
struck the menu board causing damage. No citations were issued, vehicle was insured.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/5/15

Traffic Accident (PD) H15-6207
Time & Date: December 5, 2015   09:00 am
Location: 215 W Washington St, Teasdale Foods Shipping Docks
Unit 1: 1992 Capacity Tractor driven by Michael T Henson of Rankin (M) (57)
Unit 2: 2014 Chevy Impala driven by Cherity J Milner (19) (F) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was requested for an accident that occurred in the area of the shipping docks.
Unit 1 was backing up southbound to go into the loading docks.
Unit 2 was struck causing damage.  Both Units insured, No tickets, No injuries reported at the time of report.  Unit 2 was towed by Paul’s Towing from scene.


Battery and Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance)  H15-6210
Date & Time: December 5, 2015 6:14pm
Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy Dollar General
Arrested: Jim Wisecup (47) of Hoopeston
Juvenile (15) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to a disturbance that started at Dollar General
and ended in Parkview Court.  Mr. Wisecup was arrested, taken to HPD
and charged with 2 counts of city ordinance violation of Disorderly
Conduct.  The juvenile was also taken to HPD and charged with 2 courts
of city ordinance violation of Battery.  Both subjects were released with
citations and city court date.

Driving While License Suspended H15-6213
Date & Time: December 5, 2015 10:46pm
Location: Market/Washington
Arrested: Jason Woods (41) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers preformed a traffic stop and a computer check revealed
that Mr. Woods was driving on a suspended license.  He was taken to HPD
where he was processed and released on 2 traffic citation of Driving While
Licence Suspended and Failure to Signal when Required.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Friday, December 4, 2015

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property     H15-6193
Date & Time: December 4, 2015     4pm
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Arrested: Aaron M Linares of Hoopeston
Details: Police responded to a call reference a subject being on
the property that has already been banned.  Upon arrival
subject was located and taken into custody, transported
HPD where he was released after posting bond.


Disorderly Conduct H15-6193
Date & Time: December 4, 2015   4pm
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Arrested: Michael S Tolvaysh of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded for the above call reference a subject
on property that has been banned.  Upon arrival officers
went to the apartment he was supposedly in.  Subject refused
to let officers in at first and said he was not there.  Ended up
letting officers inside where they found the banned subject,
Aaron Linares.  Tolvaysh, owner of the apartment was arrested
for Disorderly Conduct

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WHPO Sports Report

Saturday, December 5, 2015

In local boys high school basketball action last night, Hoopeston Area lost a tough home game to Urbana Uni High, 54-53. Noah Blue hit a jump shot with 5 seconds remaining to secure the win for the Illineks. Blue ended up with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Trey Layden paced the Cornjerkers with 17 points.
Watseka defeated Clifton Central 56-47 with Cole Davenport and Nathan Schroeder each scoring 17 points to lead the Warriors to the road victory.
In other local games Friday night Bismarck-Henning lost to Monticello 59-32, PBL defeated Dwight 42-40, and Danville Schlarman never got started as Villa Grove/Heritage came away with a 60-22 victory.
There’s a big local boys game on tap for tonight as the Milford Bearcats travel to Watseka to play the Warriors at 6pm.
Today is Championship Saturday as most College Football Conferences will be holding their championship games throughout the day. The Big Ten will crown its champion in Indianapolis tonight at 7pm as the #4 and undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes will take on 1 loss and #5 ranked Michigan State. The winner will likely stamp their ticket to the College Football playoff in January.
Finally, the University of Illinois has appointed an 8 person committee to conduct a search for the school’s next Athletic Director. The group hopes to have a new AD named sometime in January.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/3/15

Theft Under
Date & Time: December 3, 2015     2:43pm
Location: 700 blk W Elm
Complainant: 64 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant reported her star shower Christmas light was stolen
from her yard.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 12/2/15

Fire Call
Date & Time: December 2, 2015 12:27am
Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General
Details: Complainant called HPD and advised that he could smell what appeared to be an electrical fire in the office area.  HFD was dispatched however no fire was located.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter

Traffic Accident Hit and Run H15-6150
Date & Time: December 1, 2015 1822
Location: Penn/Ninth Ave
Unit #1: Unknown
Unit #2: 2009 Chrysler Convertible parked but occupied.
Details: Unit #2 was parked when Unit #1 struck Unit #2 and then fled the scene.  Unit #2 was insured and no injuries reported.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter from 11/28 & 11/29/15

Criminal Damage To Property (City Ordinance)        H15-6096
Date & Time: November 28, 2015   1:06 am
Location: 400 Block of East Young
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: 17 year Hoopeston Juvenile
Details: HPD were called to the above location on a report that the female was breaking things. The female was issued NTA for Criminal Damage to Property and was given a city court date.

Traffic Accident Hit And Run H15-6095
Date & Time: November 28, 2015 1236
Location: 500 block of west Washington St.
Unit #1: 2012 Chevrolet sedan driven by Christopher Umbanhowar of Hoopeston
Unit #2: Parked 1996 Pontiac coupe
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when a witness watched a Chevy back into the Pontiac and then flee the scene. Umbanhowar was later located and cited the Improper Backing and Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Vehicle Damage

Fire Incident
Date & Time: November 28, 2015 1733
Location: 400 block of east Honeywell Ave.
Details: HPD and HFD responded to the above when and we received an automated message of a possible in the elevator.  HPD and HFD arrived on scene and determined the cause to be a juvenile pressing buttons in the elevator. 

 

 


Warrant Service H15-6104 V15-12336
Date & Time: November 28, 2015 10:37pm
Location: 400 Block of E Main St
Arrested: John P. Smith (50) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding Effingham County warrant
#08DT193. He was transported to the PSB to await extradition from Effingham County.

 

 

Domestic Battery H15-6105 V15-12346
Date & Time: November 28, 2015 10:16pm
Location: 800 E Lincoln
Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Christopher F Billingsley (20) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above date and time officers were requested to do a standby. Investigation into the call showed that the suspect was accused of battering a
female in the residence. Suspect was taken into custody, transported to HPD
processed and then taken to the PSB to await arraignment. 

 

Fire Call
Date & Time: November 29, 2015 1809\
Location: 900 block of west Main St.
Details: HFD responded out to the above for a report of a water heater that was smoking.  HFD arrived on scene and determined it a faulty water heater.

Retail Theft H15-6117
Date & Time: November 29, 2015 2026
Location:  1022 W. Chestnut St., IGA
Details: HPD officers were called to IGA after the manager witnessed a female subject put several items into her purse.  The female fled the scene before officers arrived. 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

Friday, November 27, 2015

11-27-15 Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle fatal traffic accident on 1000N Co Rd near 1675 E.  According to the police report, Blake D. Fitton, age 26 of Urbana was traveling East bound on 1000N. when the vehicle he was driving crossed over the West bound lane and entered the North side road ditch. Fitton’s vehicle then swerved back through the East bound lane entering the South side road ditch. His vehicle then flipped on its side striking a utility pole and coming to rest on its side in an open field. Fitton was transported by Milford Fire and Iroquois Memorial Hospital E.M.S to Iroquois Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The traffic accident remains under investigation with Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Fire Call
Time & Date: November 26, 2015   08:00 am
Location: 600 block E Wyman Av
Details: At the above time and date, a neighbor called in that they could see a garage was possibly on fire.  HFD, HPD, and RFD all responded to the scene.  Upon arrival flames were showing out the east wall of the structure.  No injuries were reported. 

 

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WHPO Sports Report

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Chicago Bears gave their fans something extra to be thankful for on Thanksgiving as they stunned the Green Bay Packers last night 17-13. On the night that the Packers retired longtime great Brett Favre’s number 4 jersey, Jay Cutler got the best of Aaron Rodgers by throwing for 200 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers. The Bears defense came up big, stopping the Packers on 4 straight plays from the 8 yard line with under a minute to play to preserve the victory. The win puts the 5-6 Bears back in the NFC playoff picture and the Vikings now sit atop the NFC North.
In other NFL action yesterday, the Carolina Panthers defense intercepted Tony Romo three times en route to a 33-14 drubbing of the Dallas Cowboys. The Panthers remain one of two undefeated teams in the NFL. The morning game was also a laugher as the Detroit Lions routed the Philadelphia Eagles 45-14.
Be sure to tune into 101 country WHPO tonight as we continue our coverage of the Hoopeston Area Turkey tourney with two games on tap. The first game tips off at 6:30pm as Bismarck-Henning takes on Donovan, followed up by an 8:00pm tip for the Cornjerkers versus the Cissna Park Timberwolves.

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WHPO Sports Report

Thursday, November 26, 2015

In a rare Wednesday night game at the Hoopeston Area Turkey Tourney, the Milford Bearcats lost a hard fought game by two points to the Unity Rockets. The game was being played last night instead of Friday due to Unity playing in the class 3A state football championship in DeKalb on Friday. The loss takes the Bearcats record to 1-2 in this year’s Turkey Tourney. Be sure to tune in to 101 country WHPO for the remainder of the tournament which resumes on Friday night and concludes with games all day on Saturday.
The Thanksgiving tradition of turkey and football continues this year with three games on the docket, beginning with the Philadelphia Eagles traveling to the Detroit Lions for an 11:30am kickoff. The Carolina Panthers will put their undefeated record on the line at the Dallas Cowboys in the afternoon game, with kickoff set for 3:30pm. Last but not least, the oldest rivalry in the NFL will add another chapter tonight at 7:30pm as the Chicago Bears will travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Long time Packer great and Bears killer Brett Favre will make his return to Lambeau Field to be honored at halftime tonight.

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Local Obituaries

Ival “Jim” Ping, 89 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, November 27th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, November 28th at 10:30 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Busy first day for county election filings

According to the Commercial News, When the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office opened Monday morning, there were 16 people waiting to be among the first to file to be a candidate in the 2016 county elections.
“I got here at 7:30 a.m. There was a bunch ..,” said Lindsay Light, supervisor of elections at the clerk’s office, of the number of people in line to file early.
It was a busy morning for the first day of filing, and there will be a lottery for the placement of names on the ballot for five offices which saw people file at the same time.
Some officeholders already had declared they were not seeking re-election, including Vermilion County State’s Attorney Randy Brinegar and Coroner Peggy Johnson.
Vermilion County Auditor Linda Sue Lucas-Anstey is seeking re-election to her eighth term as auditor next year. The Democrat Lucas-Anstey will be challenged by Republican Bill Wright. Wright, a Republican Vermilion County Board member representing District 5, announced in July he would be running for auditor. Wright is vice-chairman on the county board. He was first elected to the county board in 2012.
Anstey was first appointed county auditor in 1989.

Others who have filed for positions:
• Coroner: Democrat candidates, Steve Cornett and William “Butch” R. Fields Jr. and Republican candidate Jane C. McFadden.
• State’s Attorney: Republican candidates Charles D. (Chuck) Mockbee IV and Jacqueline M. Lacy.
• Recorder: Dave Stone. Stone took over as recorder in December 2014 after the position was vacated by Thomas O’Shaughnessy, who was elected judge.
• County Board 1: Republican candidates Darrell Cambron and Darren Duncan.
• County Board 2: Republican candidates Charles D. (Chuck) Mockbee III and Kevin Green.
• County Board 3: Democrat candidate Lori A. DeYoung and Republican candidates Charles D. Nesbitt and Joe Eakle.
• County Board 4: Democrat candidate Dale Ghibaudy and Republican candidates Marla Mackiewicz and Robert “Mitch” Weaver.
• County Board 5: Democrat candidate Vicci L. Kinney and Republican candidates Crisi Walls and Nancy Brumfield.
• County Board 6: Republican candidates Deanna R. Witzel, Tom Morse and Robert V. (Bob ) Fox.
• County Board 7: Republican candidate Jerry H. Askren.
• County Board 9: Republican candidate Hau T. Swearingen.
The General Primary Election will be on March 15, 2016. The General Election will be Nov. 8, 2016.
Election filings will run through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at the Vermilion County Clerk’s office at the Courthouse Annex, 6 N. Vermilion St.
Vermilion County Clerk Cathy Jenkins and her office reminds candidates to have all paperwork notarized prior to filing. If a candidate’s paperwork is not notarized at the time of filing, the candidate will be asked to step out of line to do so, and he or she will forfeit their desired time of filing.
Jenkins’ office has notaries available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they can notarize candidates’ paperwork free of charge.
The county clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
It will be accepting filings for offices including auditor, circuit clerk, recorder, state’s attorney, coroner, county board members and precinct committeemen.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Domestic Battery       H15-6053     V15-12214
Date & Time: November 24, 2015   5:34pm
Location: 1000 blk W Chestnut
Complainant: 16 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Anthony R Pascoe (19) of Hoopeston
Details: Pascoe was taken into custody by HPD after a female reported
she was at the ER being treated for injuries sustained by him
while at the above location.  He was transported to PSB to
see a judge.

Traffic Accident H15-6061 V15-12230
Date & Time: November 24, 2015 9:33pm
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Unit #1: 2007 Ford Edge driven by Jessie Carley of Beaverville
Unit #2: 2008 Chevy Impala owned by Harry & Doris Allen of Hoopeston
Arrested: Jessie Carley (33) of Beaverville
Details: Driver of Unit #1 was trying to leave the area in a rush and was backing
westbound on Seminary St when she hit a parked and unoccupied Unit #2.
Ms. Carley was arrested for possession of methamphetamines and taken
to the PSB in Danville.  She was also given traffic citations for Failure to
Reduce Speed/Accident, Reckless Driving, and Improper Backing. Both
vehicles were insured and no injuries were reported.

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The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Little Mister & Miss Snowflake Con

The Little Mister & Miss Snowflake Contest was a coloring contest; open to area children ages 3 through 7.
  This year’s winners will ride in the 2015 Christmas Parade. Mylee Valentine of Watseka is 6 years old and is Little Miss Snowflake. Her parents are Mike and Marcy Valentine.
  Little Mr. Snowflake is Landon Shaw of Watseka. He is 7 years old and the son of Cora Senesac.
  The parade is set for 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 27.  The Theme this year is Vintage Christmas

The Chamber is bringing back an old tradition this year and hosting a lighting of the Christmas tree next to the post office downtown about 6:15 p.m.  Mayor Bob Harwood will say a few words during this ceremony.

Santa will be in his house following the parade and Sat. from 2-4p

  This year’s Holiday Window Display Contest winners are: Best Use of Theme: Vintage Christmas, Gilman Health Care Center, Best Use of Lights: Harbor House, and Best Incorporation of Product was a tie between Main Street Gifts and Travel Discoveries.

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Jaycees seek young women to vie for Miss Hoopeston

Hoopeston Jaycees are looking for candidates for Miss Hoopeston 2016.  Candidates must be a female graduate of Hoopeston Area High School and between the ages of 18 and 20.  A mandatory meeting will be held on Saturday, November 28th, with the judging process on January 2, 2016.

Deadline for turning in applications is 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29th.  Applications must be filled out electronically at www.hoopestonjaycees.org.  Rules and expectations are also posted on the website.  For more information about the process, please email the Miss Hoopeston Coordinator at misshoopeston@hoopestonjaycees.org.

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DACC considers $1 million bond

Danville Area Community College trustees Tuesday night will consider issuing $1 million in general obligation bonds to purchase new computers and other technology for the college and levying an annual tax to pay the principal and interest.
The $1 million will be used during two years — $500,000 each year — to upgrade technology and purchase equipment to provide state-of-the-art capital resources in DACC’s classrooms and supporting services.
To meet the principal and interest obligations of the debt, the college must issue technology and equipment funding bonds in the amount of $1 million.
During the fiscal year 2016 budgeting process, college officials realized that an extensive list of capital renewal projects exists, plus a continued need for resources to meet the technology and instructional equipment needs of the college.

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County election filings start Monday

Filing for the General Primary Election on March 15, 2016, will begin at 8 a.m. Monday and will run through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the Vermilion County Clerk’s office at the Courthouse Annex, 6 N. Vermilion St.
Vermilion County Clerk Cathy Jenkins and her office reminds candidates to have all paperwork notarized prior to filing. If a candidate’s paperwork is not notarized at the time of filing, the candidate will be asked to step out of line to do so, and he or she will forfeit their desired time of filing.
Jenkins’ office has notaries available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and they can notarize candidates’ paperwork free of charge.
The county clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving.
It will accept filings for offices including auditor, circuit clerk, recorder, state’s attorney, coroner, county board members and precinct committeemen.
Questions can be directed to Lindsay Light, supervisor of elections, at (217) 554-1911 or ccelections@vercounty.org.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving Tradition of Buckling Up, Driving Sober

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is joining Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to buckle up and drive sober during one of the heaviest travel periods of the year. With one of the biggest party nights of the year on Wednesday and more people on the roads through Sunday, police throughout the state are stepping up their enforcement of seat belt law violators and impaired drivers during the long holiday weekend.

The effort marks the beginning of an end-of-the-year push to keep traffic fatalities at record-low levels. Fatalities in Illinois are five percent higher today than at this point last year; 881 so far in 2015, compared to 833 on this day a year ago.

“Thanksgiving should be a time to appreciate family and togetherness, yet far too many preventable injuries and fatalities continue to occur,” said IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety Director, Jared Thornley. “Please do your part as we enter into the holiday season by wearing your seat belt and making accommodations to get home safely if you do plan to be out celebrating.”

During last year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel period (6 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until 11:59 pm the following Sunday), 15 people died in traffic crashes on Illinois roads and 840 were injured. Of the 15 individuals killed, five died in crashes where at least one driver had been drinking.

The goal for this Thanksgiving is simple: Reducing those numbers by encouraging every motorist to buckle up and drive sober. Hundreds of seat belt enforcement zones and thousands of additional police hours looking for seat belt law violators will take place alongside roadside safety checks and saturation patrols looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

In addition to the ongoing “Click It or Ticket” campaign, alcohol and drug-impaired drivers are also a primary focus during the Thanksgiving holiday, with IDOT and law enforcement reminding people to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“Public safety is our number one goal during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend,” said Illinois State Police Colonel Tad Williams. “ISP troopers will be patrolling Illinois roadways watching for Fatal-4 violations: DUI, Speeding, Seat Belts and Distracted Driving. Drive sober, or get pulled over. Reduce speed, buckle up and remember a text can wait.”

Follow @IDOTSafety for IDOT safe driving updates on Twitter. For more information about Illinois traffic safety programs, visit www.idot.illinois.gov.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Monday, November 23. 2015

Traffic Accident H15-6038
Time & Date: November 23, 2015   12:33 pm
Location: 3rd St & McCracken Av
Unit 1: 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Tammy K Dixon (F) (45) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2014 Ford Focus driven by Ellen J McLaughlin (F) (79) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 2 was traveling Eastbound on McCracken Av when Unit 1 travelling Northbound on Third St.  Unit 1 did not see Unit 2 due to the sun blinding her line of sight.
Both Units insured, No tickets issued. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Weekend Police Blotter

Criminal Damage to Property H15-5991   V15-12065
Location: 500 blk S First Avenue
Complainant: 38 yr old Hoopeston woman
Arrested: James A Bieber (18) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody for damaging the vehicle at
the above location after a Domestic.  He was later transported to
PSB to see a judge.

Theft (City Ordinance) H15-5997
Date & Time: November 20, 2015 1443
Location: 1020 W. Chestnut St., Shopko
Arrested: Amanda J. Vonderharr, 33, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the manager informed HPD that they had Vonderharr on camera stealing from the store.  Vonderharr was transported to HPD, processed and later released with a city court date. 

Criminal Damage to Property H15-6003
Date & Time: November 20, 2015 1630
Location: 500 block of west Maple St.
Complainant: 62 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant returned home to find out someone had broken one of their windows

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
November 18, 2015

Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle car vs deer accident on Co Rd 1000N near Co Rd 1110E in rural Milford.  According to the police reports, a vehicle driven by Rachel J. Walker, 40 Milford was traveling west on Co Rd 1000N when a deer entered the path of her vehicle.  Walker was unable to avoid striking the deer, resulting in damage greater than $1500.  No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s News Release

Iroquois County Sheriff’s News Release
November 17, 2015

The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs train accident in Milford Township.  According to the report, a vehicle driven by James P. Cook, 53 Milford was traveling west bound on County Road 1120 N when his vehicle was struck by a south bound CSX Locomotive.  Milford Fire, Milford EMS and IMH EMS Watseka responded to the scene Mr. Cook was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The traffic accident remains under investigation with the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department and the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office.

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Coats Ready for Distribution in Hoopeston

The recent coat drive for Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 students has been very successful. More than 150 new and gently used coats, jackets and hoodies are ready for distribution.

The coats are available to students/families in need. Sizes range from 2T to men’s 4XL.
District families are welcome to stop by the Hoopeston Area Middle School Office to make selections between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
For more information, contact Amy Linares, Community Liaison, at 283-6664.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/16/15

Warrant Arrest (Iroquois County) H15-5917
Time & Date: November 16, 2015   10:05 am
Location: 301 W Main St Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Rhodes, Austin L II (M) (40) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, Mr. Rhodes came to HPD, advised that he was turning himself in on Iroquois County Warrant; 2014CM119 FTA Violation of Order after served Notice.  Bond posted $100, FTA Fee posted $75, subject given new court date for Iroquois County Court. 

Warrant Arrest (Iroquois County) H15-5923   V15-11905
Date & Time: November 16, 2015     2:20pm
Location: Market & Young
Arrested: Kevin R Perkins (31) originally from Milford
Details: Subject was taken into custody on an outstanding Iroquois County
warrant 15CF129 for theft.  He was transported to PSB to
await extradition from Iroquois County.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Weekend blotter

Fraud H15-5865
Date & Time: November 13, 2015 1538
Location: 800 block of east Maple St.
Complainant: 81 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above when the complainant learned that someone unknown to him and without his permission had created a phone line on his phone bill. 

Fire Call
Date & Time: November 14, 2015 4:00am
Location: 701 E Orange   Hoopeston ER
Details: HPD received report of a vehicle smoking in the parking lot of the
ER from a traffic accident that occurred in the county.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

No Valid Drivers License; Operating Motor Vehicle With Expired Registration H15-5843
Date & Time: November 11, 2015 1743
Location: 714 W. Orange St., Marathon
Arrested: Travis M. Anderson, 18, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers observed Anderson operating a motor vehicle and is known by officers not to have a valid license.  Anderson was arrested, transported to HPD and processed.  He was later released with a court date. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter for 11/10/15

Burglary H15-5825
Date & Time: November 10, 2015 9:47pm
Location: Dollar General 715 S. Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Tina M Lile (51) Of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to Dollar General after employees caught Lile trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise. She was
transported to HPD for processing and later transported to the PSB for arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/9/15

Burglary to Auto H15-5813
Date & Time: November 9, 2015 1856
Location: 400 block of east Honeywell Ave.
Complainant: 51 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when the complainant contacted HPD and reported someone had entered her vehicle and stole miscellaneous items.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/6-11/8/15


Traffic Accident (PD) H15-5749
Time & Date: November 6, 2015   12:13 pm
Location: Subway Parking Lot 912 S Dixie Hwy
Unit 1: 2014 Chevy Impala driven by Cherity J Milner (F) (19) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2005 Chevy Malibu driven by Devyn L Davis (F) (19) of Alvin
Details: At the above time and date, the above involved units drivers contact HPD to report an accident that had occurred on the lot of above mentioned location.  No injuries reported, Damage was reported, both Unit Insured. 


Breach of Peace H15-5751
Date & Time: November 6, 2015     3:07pm
Location: Caseys General Store 115 E Orange
Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Kaylynn A Bridgman (24) of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant signed a Citation for Breach of Peace after
Bridgman came into business and made threats to her.
She was issued a citation to appear in Hoopeston City Court

Stolen Bike
A yellowish gold Mongoose was taken from 300 blk E McCracken.
Bike had manufactured graffiti on it

Burglary to Auto H15-5770
Date & Time: November 7, 2015 8:25am
Location: 300 Block of West Elm.
Complainant: 42 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when a male subject learned that someone had stolen items out of his vehicle.  Investigation is pending.

Fire Call
Date & Time:   November 7, 2015 5:09pm
Location:   618 W Orange Monicals
Details:   HFD was called out for a 4 car wreck in front of Monicals on Orange Av. 

Traffic Accident H15-5778
Date & Time:   November 7, 2015 5:09pm
Location:   618 W Orange Monical’s
Unit #1:   2015 Jeep Patriot driven by Robert Irvin of Hoopeston
Unit #2:   2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Deborah Clayburn of Hoopeston
Unit #3:   2005 Dodge Van driven by Andrew Shackelford of Hoopeston
Unit #4:   2009 Mercedes-Benz driven by Maria Vasquez of Urbana
Details: At above time and date, HPD, HFD and Hoopeston and Rossville Ambulances was called to Orange Ave in front of Monical’s for the report of a vehicle accident with injuries. Units #2 and #3 were stopped while Unit #4 was turning into Monical’s.  Unit #1 failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident and collided into Unit #2.  This caused
Unit #2 to collide into Unit #3, which collided into Unit #4.  Driver of Unit #2 along with   3 passengers were taken to Hoopeston Carle for injuries. Driver of Unit #1 was cited
for Failure to Reduce Speed/Accident and given a traffic court date.  All vehicles were
insured.

Burglary to Auto H15-5783
Date & Time:   November 7, 2015 7:23pm
Location:   300 blk W Chestnut
Complainant:   24 year old Hoopeston female
Details:   Complainant advised that sometime in the night her purse was stolen out of her
  vehicle.
 
Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by a Minor (City Ordinance) H15-5788
Date & Time:  November 8, 2015 4:05am
Location:     Honeywell/Market
Arrested:     17 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details:     HPD officers checked out with the juvenile due to the increased amount
    of burglaries in area.  Subject admitted to drinking, was arrested and taken
    to HPD for processing.  He was later released to a guardian and given a city
    citation and court date.

Aggravated Assault H15-5799
Date & Time:  November 8, 2015 8:58pm
Location:     200 E Main St   Downtown Motel
Complainant:  35 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:     Edward Schwing (39) of Hoopeston
    Rebecca Smith (32) of Hoopeston
Details:     HPD officers responded to the above location for an altercation.  Upon
    investigation of the situation, Mr. Schwing and Ms. Smith were arrested
      and taken to HPD for processing.  They were later released with a county
    court date

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Three injured in shooting by estranged husband near Rankin

Three people were hospitalized Thursday night after a shooting by an estranged husband in rural Vermilion County.

According to Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn, deputies were called at 5 p.m. to County Road 370 East, a few miles south of Illinois 9, for a report of shots fired.

The residence is the home of the parents of a woman who is separated from her husband. Hartshorn said the husband went to the home and beat the woman’s father, then shot him. He held the mother hostage, using her phone to text his estranged wife to get her to come to the house.

When the wife came to the house with her boyfriend, the husband shot him, and then left before police arrived, going to Rankin, where he lives.

A Vermilion County sheriff’s armored vehicle and a half-dozen other squad vehicles gathered there and, as they were approaching the home, the husband went into the back yard and shot himself, Hartshorn said.

A medic with the county’s SWAT team gave first aid and the man was taken by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. The father and boyfriend also have been taken to the hospital. No information was available on their conditions.

 

 

The wife and her mother were not physically harmed.

Casey’s General Store and the Rankin library were both put on lockdown while the incident unfolded.

 

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Vermilion County Farm Bureau will host its 97th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

PRAIRIE FARMER EDITOR TO SPEAK AT FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING

Vermilion County Farm Bureau will host its 97th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The meeting will be held at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, IN. 

Doors will open for registration at 6:00 pm (IL time). During this time, the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation will hold its annual Silent Auction to support the Ag in the Classroom program.  Various items and baskets will be available on the auction. A country store will also offer some Christmas gifts for sale.

The meeting begins with dinner 6:30 pm, followed by the business portion of the evening. Farm Bureau will cognize the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year and the Farm Bureau Spokesperson of the Year.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Holly Spangler, editor of Prairie Farmers magazine. She has covered Illinois agriculture with the farm magazine for the past 13 years. She and her family farm in western Illinois. She’s also involved in the Illinois Farm Families program, connecting Chicago-area moms with the farm to learn more about farmers and food.

Tickets are required for the event, and are $10 for farming “M” members, $15 for A+ members, and $20 for associate “A” members.  They can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, November 25.  The Farm Bureau office is located in the Vermilion County Center for Agriculture, 1905-C U.S. Route 150 at Henning Road, Danville.

For more information about the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, contact the Farm Bureau office at (217) 442-8713.

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Vermilion County Farm Bureau, LOCAL FOODS FEATURED IN FARM BUREAU FOOD SALE

LOCAL FOODS FEATURED IN FARM BUREAU FOOD SALE

The tradition of Farm Bureau providing fresh Florida citrus for members to order is again joined with the spirit of buying local through this year’s Vermilion County Farm Bureau Holiday Food Sales. In addition to cheese gift boxes, you can also order honey and hams from local businesses.

Orders for the holiday food and gifts are now being taken. The products will be delivered to the Farm Bureau office, 1905-C U.S. Route 150, Danville, on Monday, December 14. Orders, including payment, are due to the Farm Bureau office by Thursday, November 19, 2015.

The citrus includes fresh oranges, grapefruits and tangelos in both 4/5 and 2/5 bushel boxes. The fruit comes from grower-members of Florida Farm Bureau.  It’s picked fresh from the tree before being boxed and loaded on a truck for delivery to central Illinois. This farmer-to-member exchange ensures that you’ll be receiving the best fresh citrus available.

The cheese gift box will include 4 wedges of cheese, each approximately 1/4 - 1/3 of a pound. The cheese will be four of Ludwig Farmstead Creamery’s most popular cheese varieties, made locally from the milk produced on their farm near Fithian.

New items include bottles on honey from Long Lane Honeybee Farm near Fairmount. Both 8 oz and 16 oz jars are available.

In addition, you can purchase a ham for your Christmas dinner. We’re taking orders for Leiding’s Meats and Catering award-winning Maple Cured and Smoked Bavarian Style Boneless Ham.

Nuts and snacks are also available to order, and include pecans, cashews, peanuts, dried apricots and cranberry-almond granola.

For pricing and ordering information, contact the Farm Bureau at (217) 442-8713.  You can also download an order form from our website at www.vcfb.info. Orders must be received by November 19.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/5/15

Fire Call
Date & Time:  November 5, 2015 6:03pm
Location:     800 blk W Penn
Details:   HFD was dispatched to the above location for a smoke investigation.  The
  smoke was found to be steam. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/4/15

DUI, Improper Lane Usage H15-5706
Date & Time:  November 4, 2015 5:52pm
Location:     Elm/Sixth Av
Arrested:     Timothy Coon, Jr (37) of Hoopeston
Details:     HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Coon was driving after a Rossville
    officer advised them that the vehicle was driving erratically.  Subject was
    arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later released with traffic
    citations including DUI and Improper Lane Usage and a date for traffic court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hooppeston Police Blotter 11/3/15

Unlawful Display on Vehicle of License Plate Not Authorized by Law on Such Vehicle,
Operating Uninsured Vehicle H15-5695
Date & Time:  November 3, 2015 6:46pm
Location:     Main/Bank
Arrested:     Jamey Strawser (40) of Hoopeston
Details:     A traffic stop occurred after HPD officers ran a license plate, and it didn’t
    match the description of the vehicle the registration should be on.  Mr.
    Strawser was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was given 2
    traffic citations for the above offenses and released with a traffic court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 11/2/15

Restraint of Dog by Owner or Keeper H15-5663
Date & Time: November 1, 2015 1812
Location: 800 block of east Seminary Ave.
Arrested: Tonya K. Edwards, 36, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the area where a complainant stated that a dog was running loose.  Officers met and spoke with Edwards. Edwards’ dog ran loose in front of one of the officer’s vehicle while on scene.  Edwards was mailed a Notice to Appear in city court. 


Criminal Damage to Property H15-5674
Date & Time: November 2, 2015 1358
Location: 800 block of east Seminary Ave.
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called out to the above when the complainant noticed someone or something had damaged their fence.  Investigation is pending. 

Warrant Service
Date & Time: November 2, 2015 11:07pm
Location: 301 W. Main St., Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Wayne S. Propes
Details: Propes came to HPD to turn himself in on a Vermilion County
warrant 14CM185. Propes was processed and later bonded out and was given a new court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

WEEKEND POLICE BLOTTER

Burglary To Garage “CASE SOLVED”    H15-5559   V15-11258
Date & Time reported:  October 28, 2015     7:47am  
Date & Time of arrest:  October 30, 2015     10:30am
Location of offense:     409 E Maple
Location of arrest:     Vermilion County Courthouse in Danville
Complainant:     45 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested:     Tisha A Lawson (34) of Hoopeston
Details:                  Investigation led to the arrest of Lawson as she walked into Vermilion County
                          Courthouse to appear for another case.  Lawson was charged with
Burglary to Garage after she entered the complainant’s garage and removed
his John Deere riding lawn mower without his permission.

Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H15-5624 V15-11290
Date & Time: October 30, 2015 9:55pm
Location: 200 E Main St Downtown Motel
Arrested: Paula Jones (50) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location on a verbal disturbance.  Upon arrival,
Ms. Jones was arrested for possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine),
possession of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Subject was taken to
HPD for processing and later transported to the PSB in Danville for arraignment.

Trespassing (City Ordinance) H15-5629
Date & Time:    October 31, 2015 2:23am
Location:     200 E Main St   Downtown Motel
Complainant:    50 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:     Angel Bane (35) of Hoopeston
Details:     HPD officers went to the above location on an unrelated call, when they
      noticed one of the apartment doors was open.  No one should have been
                  in that certain apartment, so they investigated.  Ms. Bane was inside and
            arrested after the complainant advised she wanted to press charges.  Subject
                  was brought to HPD and later released with a notice to appear in city court.

Burglary To Auto H15-5640
Date & Time: October 31, 2015 1554
Location: 1000 block of west Penn St.
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers responded to the above when a male subject learned that someone had stolen a subwoofer out of his vehicle.  Investigation is pending.

A pair of pink prescription glasses were found on Third St. near Washington St.  Owner may claim them at HPD.

Fire Call
Date & Time: October 31, 2015 1745
Location: 700 block of west Penn St.
Details: HFD responded to the above for the report of an electrical wire on fire.  HFD arrived and the fire was extinguished and the breaker box turned off. 

Battery (City Ordinance) H15-5645
Date & Time: October 31, 2015 1748
Location: 805 S. Dixie Hwy, CVS
Complainant: 32 year old female of Danville
Arrested: Angela D. Miller, 31, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the parking lot of CVS for the report that a female subject had just been battered by Miller.  Miller fled the scene and was later located with assistance from Iroquois County Deputies.  Miller was transported to HPD, processed and later released with a Notice To Appear in City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Hoopeston Police Blotter 10/29/15

Traffic Accident H15-5587
Date & Time: October 29, 2015   10:47am
Location: CVS parking Lot 805 S Dixie Hwy
Unit #1: 2003 Buick Century driven by John W Gerth of Wellington
Unit #2: 2000 Toyota Camry driven by Ana Pop of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 backed from a parking space and struck Unit 2.
Unit 2’s driver’s rear tire snapped and was undrivable.
Unit 2 was towed from the scene.  No injuries reported.
No citations issued

Fire Call
Date & Time: October 29, 2015 7:45pm
Location: 300 block of north Ninth Ave.
Details: HFD responded to the above for the report of a carbon monoxide detector going off.  HFD arrived on scene and determined it to be a faulty detector. 

Domestic Battery H15-5595 V15-11243
Date & Time: October 29, 2015 9:40pm
Location: 500 blk N Eight Ave
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: 15 year old Juvenile
Details: At above time and date, HPD officers were called out for the report of
a domestic.  Upon investigation, the juvenile was arrested and taken to
HPD.  He was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville
to await arraignment

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 10/28/15

Scooter Found
October 28, 2015 a pink and white Rocket Scooter was found on the corner of Second Ave & Penn Streets.  Owner may come to HPD to claim.

Bicycle Found
October 28, 2015,  A Stone Mountain Bike was left lying next to Main Source Bank on Main Street.  Owner may come to HPD to identify.

Burglary to Garage H15-5559
Time & Date: October 28, 2015   7:45 am
Location: 400 block Wyman Av
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: At the above time and date, person(s) unknown and without permission entered a garage and removed a Green & Yellow John Deere Riding Mower Model 345 with a
54 inch mowing deck.  Investigation continued. 


Traffic Accident (PD) H15-5563
Time & Date: October 28, 2015   11:40 am
Location: Fifth St/E Washington St Hoopeston
Unit 1: 2008 Buick Enclave Utility, driven Patricia J Doyle of Hoopeston (F) (73)
Unit 2: 2003 Chevy Suburban driven Courtney B Wallace of Hoopeston (F) (19)
Details: At the above time and date, Hoopeston Police were requested to respond to investigate an accident that had occurred.  Unit 1 was at fault for failure to yield of stop intersection.  Both units insured, no citations, no injuries reported. 


Failure To Reduce Speed To Avoid Accident   H15-5112
Date & Time: October 02, 2015 (occurred)  October 28, 2015 (citation Issued)
Location: 700 blk of E Wyman
Complainant: 31 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: William J Goodrum (62) of Hoopeston
Details: On October 02, 2015 police responded to the above after a
vehicle hit a dog and left the scene.  Upon investigation
the subject responsible was located and issued a citation.


Theft Over H15-5570
Date & Time: October 28, 2015   4:54pm
Location: 200 blk N Tenth Avenue
Details: Complainant advised an Electric Motorized Dolly was removed
from his property without his permission

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 10/27/15

Fire Alarm Call
Time & Date: October 27, 2015   07:21am
Location: Autumn Fields 325 E Orange St Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and date, HFD was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm activation.  Upon arrival to the facility, no smoke, or fire was showing.  Upon further investigation it was determined that an access door blew open on an A/C unit on the roof allowing rain access to electrical circuits causing possible alarm malfunction.  Units cleared and they were contacting their maintainer. 


Theft H15-5545
Date & Time: October 27, 2015 1646
Location: Unknown
Complainant: Hoopeston juvenile
Details: HPD officers spoke with a juvenile about the theft of a wallet.  Investigation is pending.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Blotter 10/26/15

Wanted on Warrant (VC) H15-5524   V15-11103
Time & Date: October 26, 2015   1:10 pm
Location: Hoopeston Police Department   301 W Main St Hoopeston
Arrested: Musk, Joseph A (31) (M) of Ludlow Illinois
Details: At the above time and date, the arrestee came to the Hoopeston Police Department and surrendered himself to our custody on the Vermilion County Warrant 2012CF203 FTA Meth Precursors charge, and was processed.  Then the subject was transported to PSB Danville by the Vermilion County Sheriff Department, to appear before the judge. 

Traffic Accident H15-5526
Date & Time: October 26, 2015 3:39pm
Location: Orange St/Seventh St.
Unit 1: 2002 Chevy 1500 driven by Bobbie A. Bachman of Westpoint, IN
Unit 2: 2014 Ford Raptor driven by Brad Herman, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers responded to the report of an accident on Orange St. near the High School.  Unit #1 was hauling a trailer with a tiller on it.  The tiller on the trailer of Unit #1 struck Unit #2 while it was traveling east bound on the driver’s side front end.  No injuries reported or citations issued. 

Theft of Mail H15-5527
Date & Time: October 26, 2015 4:23pm
Location: 500 block of east Washington St.
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female
Details: The complainant contacted HPD after she learned that someone had stolen her mail on Friday, October 23, 2015.  Investigation is pending. 

 

 


Theft H15-5528
Date & Time: October 26, 2015 1633
Location: 401 ½ W. Main St., Better Living
Arrested: Kim L. Thilmony, 51, of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the scene in reference to female subject possibly shoplifting.  Officers conducted a short investigation on scene and determined that Thilmony was in possession of property without having paid for it.  Thilmony was transported to HPD and later released with a Notice To Appear in City Court.


 

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