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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/21/18

Criminal Damage to Property Over $500.00      H18-3318

Time:                    2:05 pm

Location:              300 blk W Chestnut

Complainant:        61 yo Florida female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above address in reference to a criminal damage

complaint. Officers arrived on scene and discovered damage to the residence. An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/20/18

Found Wallet

Time:          6:00am

Location:    Market/Penn

Details:       A brown wallet was located at the above location.  Owner can identify and claim

                   at HPD.

 

Found Bicycle

Time:          6:45am

Location:    Hoopeston Little League Field

Details:       A mountain bike was located near a dugout at the above location.  Owner can

                   identity and claim at HPD.

 

 

Traffic Accident Solved                             H18-3056

Date Reported:      June 9, 2018

Date Solved:         June 20, 2018

Location:              Monicals 618 W Orange St Hoopeston

Unit 1:                  Silver 2016 Chevy driven by Doris M Knapp (F) of Cissna Park

Unit 2:                  Parked 2015 Chevy Utility owned by Mark Schaumburg of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 1 was backing from a parking spot in the parking lot and struck Unit 2.  Mrs. Knapp came to HPD after learning of the damage and provided information and insurance. No tickets were issued.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/18/18

Restraint of dog by Owner

Date of Incident:    June 16, 2018

Location:              400 W Elm Street

Cited:          Lugo, Juan J (M) (42) of Hoopeston

Details:       The complainant contacted HPD and advised the dog that resides at the Lugo residence left their property, came into her yard and left a mess of waste.

                   A Notice to Appear was signed and mailed to the cited person.

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Car Crash Claims the Life of Husband and Wife from Watseka.

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police 

District 21

 

 

 

WHAT:             

 

Fatal Crash

WHERE:          

 

Route 24 @ Oppyville Rd, Watseka (Iroquois County)

WHEN:             

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:14 p.m.

VEHICLE:        

Unit One:  2016 Red Chrysler Town and Country

                         

Unit Two:  2015 Tan Chevrolet Silverado 3500

                         

                                                                                                 

DRIVER:          

Unit One:  John R. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)

                         

 

Unit Two:  Dennis A. Olp, 56, Desert Hills, AZ

PASSENGERS:

Unit One:  Reta A. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)

    

Unit Two:  Diana Lynne Olp, 56, Knox, IN

PRELIMINARY: 

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chrysler was traveling eastbound on US 24 near Oppyville Road as the Chevrolet was traveling westbound at the same location. The Chrysler entered the westbound lane of traffic which resulted in a head-on collision with the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chrysler was pronounced deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner. The front seat passenger of the Chrysler and both occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital. The occupants of the Chevrolet were later transported to Carle Hospital in Champaign with non-life threatening injuries.  The passenger of the Chrysler was air lifted to Carle Hospital in Champaign where she later passed away.  

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/15-6/17/18

W.O.W Vermilion County #18CM0338

Time:                    9:15pm

Location:              Washington/2nd Ave

Arrested:              Tonya Edwards (41) Of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Edwards had an active warrant out of Vermilion County. Edwards was taken to HPD where she was processed. Edwards posted bond and was released with a mandatory court date.  

 

Domestic Battery                    H18-3206   V18-5204

Time:                    12:02pm

Location:              700 block of S. 1st Ave

Arrested:              Ambrosio Ybarra (21) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were dispatch to the above in reference to a stolen vehicle report. After an investigation Mr. Ybarra was charged with the above, and taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Disobeying a Police Officer              H18-3213

Time:          7:33pm

Location:    200 blk N Market

Arrested:     Crystal Resendez (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       After an incident that occurred at the above address, Ms. Resendez was arrested

                   on city charge of Disobeying a Police Officer.  She was taken to HPD, processed

                   and later released on a notice to appear in city court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/13-6/14/18

Theft (Over); Resisting Arrest                   H18-2962   V18-5129

Date of Offense:             06/06/18

Date of Arrest:               06/13/18

Location:                        500 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:                        Chad W. Baker (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Officer were dispatched to the above address in reference and attempt to locate. Mr. Baker was picked up on the above charges, taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage (Under); Assault; Resisting Arrest            H18-3007   V18-5130

Date of Offense:             06/07/18

Date of Arrest:               06/13/18

Location:                        500 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:                        Chad W. Baker (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Officer were dispatched to the above address in reference and attempt to locate. Mr. Baker was picked up on the above charges, taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the

 

 

FIRE CALL

Time: 12:34 pm

Location:      900 block E Seminary Avenue

Details:   Illegal trash fire behind the house in the 900 block  HFD and HPD all sent to investigate call

Driving While License Suspended; No Valid Registration; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle                 H18-3169

Time:          6:04pm

Location:    Third Ave/Elm St

Arrested:     Terry Williams (28) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers were dispatched to the above location in reference to a traffic complaint.

                   A computer checked revealed the Mr. Williams did not have a valid license. Williams was charged with the above, taken to HPD, where he was later released with a notice to appear in traffic court.

 

 

Wanted on Warrant               H18-3177             V18-5163

Time:          11:45

Location:    8th Ave/Washington St

Arrested:     Bradly Wagoner (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Wagoner had an active warrant out of Ford County IL (15CM038) and an active warrant out of Montgomery Co. IN (21006)  Wagoner was taken to HPD where he was processed, and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/12/18

Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Hypodermic Needle                 H18-3109   V18-5067

Time:                    3:21am

Location:              200 block of S. Market

Arrested:              Titus Barber (39) of Hoopeston

Arrested:              Megan Lane (30) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on patrol the officer noticed suspicious activity in an alleyway.

After a short investigation both subjects were taken to HPD where Barber was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and later transported to the PSB.  Lane was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Hypodermic Needle and released with Notice to Appear.  

 

Wanted on Vermilion County Warrant 2018CM421             H18-3118   V18-5086

Time:                    2:40 pm

Location:              300 blk Larkspur Lane

Arrested:              Angela Cooper (34) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in an attempt to locate. Once officers located the subject, a computer check revealed she had an active warrant through Vermilion County for FTA for bond return hearing, original charge Theft Under $500.00 and Possession of Stolen Property. The subject was transported to HPD where she was processed and then transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/9-6/10/18

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery                    H18-3044

Time of Arrest:        09:00 AM

Location:              800 E Seminary Street

Complainant:        20 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:              Martin, Jonathan S (M) (23) of Urbana IL

Details:       At time of the call 06:32 am today, HPD was summoned to the 800 block reference to the suspect punching the complainant.          The complainant refused medical treatment.  The suspect was later located and detained till the investigation was concluded.  The male was booked on the above charges, and later transported to PSB in Danville to await a bond hearing before a judge. 

 

Fire Call

Time:          4:59am

Location:    701 E Orange, Carle Hospital

Details:       HFD responded to the hospital in reference to a fire alarm.  No fire was located

                   and alarm was reset.

 

 

 

 

Domestic Battery           H18-3079             V18-5033

Time:          7:35pm

Location:    500 block of E. Wyman

Arrested:     Jason K. Simonton (36) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers responded to the above in reference to a battery that had just occurred.

                   Mr. Simonton was charged with domestic battery, and taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/7/18

Warrant Arrest                       H18-2971

Time:          12:38am

Location:    3rd Av/Lincoln

Arrested:     Tierra Kelly (22) Rankin female

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Ms. Kelly was a passenger of.  A computer

                   check revealed that subject had an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for

                   theft.  She was arrested, taken to HPD and processed. She was later transported

                   to the Iroquois County jail in lieu of bond.

 

Criminal Damage to Property          H18-2981

Time:          10:41 AM

Location:     400 N 3rd Street

Complainant:  24 Year old Hoopeston Male

Details:       At the above time the complainant contact HPD reference to person(s) unknown and without permission had caused damage to his property.

 

Traffic Accident, Improper Lane Usage, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol

                   H18-2993

Time:          6:59pm

Location:    700 blk E Maple St

Unit #1:       2006 Dodge van driven by Jessica Stipp

Arrested:     Jessica Stipp (36) Hoopeston female

Details:       HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of a traffic accident.  Unit #1 was traveling eastbound on E Maple and swerved into the westbound land.  Vehicle struck the curb multiple times before coming to a stop. Upon investigation, officers arrested Ms. Stipp on the above charges.  She was taken to HPD, processed, and later released on bond with traffic citations and traffic court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/6/18

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Prohibited (city)               H18-2954

Time:          1:13am

Location:    300 blk S Market St

Arrested:     Nathaniel Perkins (23) Hoopeston male

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers checked out with Mr. Perkins.  Upon investigation,

                   subject was found to have drug paraphernalia on his person.  He was given a city citation and court date.

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Vermilion County Man Dies after being struck by a car

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden has released the name of the 67-year-old rural Danville man who was struck and killed on the parking lot of the Circle K gas station located at 1622 Georgetown Road in Tilton on Tuesday shortly before noon.  Ronnie D. Johnson was in the parking lot when struck.  An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

 

The Tilton Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/4/18

 

Traffic Accident (PD Only)              H18-2925

Time:          1:17 pm

Location:    300 blk S. Third St.

Unit #1:       2002 Pontiac Sedan driven by Lars Brody (27) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2010 Ford Sedan driven by Ethel Roach (82) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was backing out of a parking lot on S Third St. when it was struck by Unit #2 who was traveling southbound. No citations, no injuries at the time of report, and both units insured.

 

Traffic Accident (PD Only)              H18-2928

Time:          3:30 pm

Location:    W Lincoln/S First Ave.

Unit #1:       2007 Dodge Sedan driven by Luke Bryant (22) of Danville

Unit #2:       2011 GMC SUV driven by Patrick Nichols (37) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was travelling north bound on First Ave. when he failed to yield at the intersection. He then struck Unit #2 which was travelling east bound. No citations, no injuries at the time of report, and both units insured.

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ISP Release Update for Arrest for Criminal Damage to Vehicles – Interstate 74

On March 30th, the Illinois State Police was initially dispatched to two separate incidents in regard to driver side window damage.  At that time, the Illinois State Police began investigating the matter with suspicion that person or persons were intentionally targeting motor vehicles with the intent to cause harm or damage. 
During the course of the next two months, the Illinois State Police followed up on multiple leads, conducted numerous interviews, and conducted multiple proactive enforcement operations in attempt to apprehend the person or persons responsible for these acts.  We take these acts of violence very seriously as they represent clear and present danger to the public and have the capacity to create serious injuries, crashes, and/or kill the innocent motoring public. 
Throughout the course of the investigation, we were able to identify a suspect.  Armed with that information, on Friday, June 1, 2018, Illinois State Police conducted a covert operation resulting in a felony stop and arrest of Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, WI.  There are currently fourty-five damage to vehicle incidents being investigated at this time across Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt, and DeWitt Counties.  The investigation also includes multiple states to the east including Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia.   
This investigation was truly like finding a needle in a haystack and the Illinois State Police is pleased to report this arrest due to its significance in ensuring public safety.   
 
 
 
 
The success of this investigation was a joint effort involving numerous entities.  The Special Agents within Illinois State Police Zone 5 Investigations, Patrol Troopers from the Illinois State Police District 6 and District 10 Headquarters, the Champaign and Vermillion County State’s Attorneys Offices, Champaign County Sheriff’s Department, Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, and the many other entities within the Illinois State Police which assisted during the course of this investigation. 
This case is still under investigation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/3-6/4/18

Trespassing (city ordinance)            H18-2859

Time:             1:22am

Location:       700 blk S 5th St

Complainant:  36 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:        Jeffrey Davis (49) Hoopeston male

Details:          HPD officers were called out to the report of trespassing.  Upon investigation,

                      Mr. Davis was given a city citation for trespassing and city court date. 

 

 

Bicycle Found 

Location:    221 S Bank Street First Farmers Drive up area

Details:       A white Huffy bike was found standing up against the control box of the railroad, it has been transported to HPD, and owner may claim it here. 

 

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis (city) and Driving Left of

          Center of Roadway                          H18-2881

Time:          11:44pm

Location:    200 blk S. 4th St.

Arrested:     Robert Spisak (27) Strawn, IL male

                   Tristan Johnson (21) Fairbury, IL male

Details:       HPD received a call in reference to a reckless driver in the area. HPD officers

                   located vehicle and performed a traffic stop.  After an investigation, Mr. Spisak

                   was arrested for city ordinance violation of Possession of Cannabis and was issued

                   a citation for Driving Left of Center of Roadway.  Mr. Johnson was arrested

                   for Possession of Controlled Substance.  Both subjects were taken to HPD to

                   be processed.  Mr. Spisak was released with a notice to appear in both city and

                   traffic court.  Mr. Johnson was taken to the Public Safety Building in Danville to

                   await arraignment.

 

Burglary to Auto           H18-2909

Time:                    4:05 pm

Location:              500 blk W. Elm

Complainant:        18 Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a burglary to vehicle complaint after the complainant discovered items missing from her vehicle. An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/1/18

Bicycle Recovered

Date:      May 30, 2018

Location:     200 block E Lincoln Street

Details:        Blue Schwinn Throttle was recovered,   owner may claim their missing bike at Hoopeston Police Department. 

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city)           H18-2853

Time:             8:54pm

Location:       200 blk E McCracken

Complainant:  40 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        13 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                      12 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:          HPD officers were called to the area in reference to 3 juveniles shooting

                      a pellet gun towards the complainant’s residence.  2 of the 3 individual were

                      located by HPD, arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  They were later

released to a parent with a notice to appear in city court.  The 3rd individual
was still at large at the start of this report. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/29/18

Dog Running at Large

Time:   11 AM

Location:    400 block E Washington Street

Cited Owner:        Strawser, Bridget B (F) (23) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Animal Control officer observed Ms. Strawser’ s dog running at large and chasing a golf cart that was driving down the street.   Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court was mailed to the subject.  

 

 

Residential Burglary              H18-2811

Time:                    6:59pm

Location:              800 block of E. Seminary

Complainant:        30 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD in reference to items being taken from her property. Investigation continues.

 

Warrant Arrest, Possession of Cannabis, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful

                             Use of Weapon              H18-2813   V18-4634

Time:                    10:33pm

Location:              Market/Penn

Arrested:              Andres Garcia (21) Hoopeston male

Details:                 HPD officers performed a traffic stop after noticing a traffic violation. 

                             A computer check revealed that Mr. Garcia had an outstanding Potter

                             County, TX warrant.  A search of the vehicle found cannabis.  Subject

                             was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported

                             to the Public Safety Building in Danville to await arraignment on above

                             charges and await extradition on warrant.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report from the weekend

Unlawful Assembly                 H18-2728

Time:                    10:28pm

Location:              1000 block of W. Main

Arrested:              16 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             16 year old Crawfordsville Indiana juvenile

                             17 year old Crawfordsville Indiana juvenile

                             17 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             17 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             17 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             Jadyn West (18) of Hoopeston

                             Alexander Winchester (18) of Hoopeston

                             Alexis Schroeder (18) of Hoopeston

                             Jennifer Gonzalez (18) of Hoopeston

Abigail Savage (19) of Hoopeston

                             Cain Bedeker (20) of Sheldon

                             Jaydyn Nowell (22) of Rossville

                             Jamie Moser (39) of Hoopeston

                             Jonathon M Goodrum (19) of Hoopeston

                             Kaitlin T McGill (19) of Hoopeston

                             Damien C Gray (19) of Hoopeston

 

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to an underage party.     

Officers cited the above for unlawful assembly, except Jamie Moser who was cited for Keeping or Maintaining Disorderly House.       

 

 

No Valid Driver’s License, Operating Uninsured Vehicle               H18-2768

Time:          1:55am

Location:    3rd St/McCracken

Arrested:     Brandon Grills (18) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Grills was driving

                   after observing a traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that subject

                   had no valid driver’s license.  He was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.

                   He was later released on a notice to appear in traffic court.

 

Warrant Arrest             H18-2769             V18-4576

Time:          4:41am

Location:    302 N Market St, Good Shepard Lutheran Church

Arrested:     Donald Underwood (33) Hoopeston male

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers found Mr. Underwood at the above location.  A

                   computer check revealed that he had an outstanding Marion County, IN warrant.

                   He was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later transported to

                   the PSB in Danville to await extradition.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/23/18

 

No Valid Driver’s License                          H18-2694

Time:          11:04pm

Location:    9th Av/Honeywell

Arrested:     Chase Hensley (22) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the car that Mr. Hensley was driving

                   for a minor traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that subject had no

                   valid driver’s license.  He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He

                   was later released on a notice to appear in traffic court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/21/18

Warrant Arrest             H18-2627             V18-4309

Time:          1:29am

Location:    N Dixie Hwy/Honeywell

Arrested:     Chase Hensley (22) Hoopeston male

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officer stopped the vehicle that Mr. Hensley was a

                   passenger in.  A computer check revealed that subject had an outstanding

                   Vermilion County warrant for Failure to Appear.  He was arrested and taken

                   to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville in

                   lieu of bond. 

 

Restraint of dog by Owner

Time & Date:   May 15, 2018   7pm

Location:   W Lincoln & S 6th Avenue Area

Cited:          Crystal G Robinson (F) (39) of Hoopeston

Details:    Hoopeston Animal Control Officer was called to the above location after Zoe was found running at large in the area.     Owner was issued citation to appear in Hoopeston City Court. 

 

Theft of Cellular Phone                    H18-2641

 Date:          May 20, 2018 

Location:    300 block W Penn

Complainant:        38 year old Hoopeston Woman

Details:       While in attendance of a graduation party her Cellular phone was missing,  police report has been filed. 

 

Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substance  

                   H18-2654             V18-4340

Time:          10:52pm

Location:    400 blk S 2nd Av

Arrested:     Gage Clayburn (23) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Clayburn was driving for a minor

                   traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that subject’s driver’s license was

                   revoked.  He was arrested and brought to HPD for processing.  While being

                   searched, subject was carrying a controlled substance.  He was later transported

                   to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/18-5/20/18

Possession of Cannabis, Possession Drug Paraphernalia       H18-2571

Time:                    1:10am

Location:              500 block of W. Main

Arrested:              Gage Foster (19) Hoopeston male

Details:                 While on a routine traffic stop Mr. Foster was found to be in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Foster was charged with the above, transported to HPD where he was processed and later released with a notice to appear in city court.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city ordinance)             H18-2586

Time:               9:58pm

Location:         300 blk Larkspar Ln

Complainant:   35 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:          Darren Wood (33) Hoopeston male

Details:            HPD officers were called to another location in reference to a domestic

                        situation.  After an investigation, Mr. Wood was located and arrested on

                        city ordinance charge.  He was taken to HPD, processed and released with

                        a city citation and court date.

 

Warrant Arrest                                H18-2590

Time:               9:58pm

Location:         500 blk E Main

Arrested:          Heather Cibirka (35) Hoopeston female

Details:            HPD officers were called to the area on a complaint that was being filed by

                        the arrested individual.  A computer check revealed that she had an outstanding

                        Pike County warrant for Failure to Appear.  She was arrested, processed and

 

                        later released after paying bond.  She was given a new court date.

 

 

 

Driving While License Revoked                H18-2615

Time:          1:18am

Location:    Maple/Market

Arrested:     Zachary Garman (26) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Garman was driving on a minor

                   traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that subject had a revoked

                   driver’s license.  He was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a

                   citation and traffic court date.

 

Burglary to Auto                    H18-2622

Time:             6:48pm

Location:       423 N Dixie Hwy, Heritage Health

Complainant:  28 year old Milford female

Details:          Complainant came into HPD to file a report that unknown subject(s) had

                      broken into her vehicle and removed items. An investigation continues

 

Driving While License Suspended             H18-2594

Time:          2:14am

Location:    3rd St/Penn

Arrested:     Jeffrey Coss (52) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Coss was driving.  A

                   computer check revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license.  He was arrested

                   and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later released with a traffic citation

                   and traffic court date.

 

Driving While License Revoked                H18-2614

Time:          11:49pm

Location:    Route 1/Route 9

Arrested:     Chiquita Jones (31) (F) Dalton, IL

Details:       After a citizen complaint as to the way Ms. Jones was driving, HPD officers

                   performed a traffic stop on the vehicle.  A computer check revealed that subject

                   had a revoked driver’s license.  She was arrested and taken to HPD to be

                   processed.  She was later released with a citation and traffic court date.  

 
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/16/18

Identity Theft      H18-2531

Time:                    3:37 pm

Location:              700 blk E Honeywell

Complainant:        60 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to an identity theft complaint.

 

Criminal Trespass to Property/Criminal Damage to Property (over $500)        H18-2533

Time:                    4:08 pm

Location:              600 blk E. Main

Complainant:        38 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above address in reference to a female believing someone has been in her residence without permission. A report was taken for the above incident, and an investigation continues.

 

Non Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images      H18-2527

Time:                    2:16 pm

Location:              300 blk W. Main

Complainant:        30 yo Hoopeston female

Arrested:              Richard Strawser (31) of Hoopeston

Details:                 The complainant presented at HPD requesting to file a complainant on the above charges. Mr. Strawser was later located by officers and taken into custody. He was transported to HPD and processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/14/18

 

Traffic Accident (PD)                       H18-2479

Time:               12:52 PM

Location:         500 W Orange St

Unit 1:             2002 Dodge Truck driven by Cheryl K Rainwater (F) (54) of Rossville

Unit 2:             2014 Chevy Sedan Parked owned by Donald A. Gress of Hoopeston

Details:            HPD was requested to respond and investigate an accident that occurred on the lot of the above location.   Unit 1 while backing up came across the street and drove bumper hitch through the front end of Unit 2 into the radiator.   Both Units insured, No injuries at time of report, No tickets.  

 

Restraint of Dog by Owner of Keeper (City Ord)         H18-2480

Time:               2:05 pm

Location:         900 blk E. Young

Cited:               Carol Ingram (73) of Hoopeston

Details:            Officers responded to the above in reference to a dog being loose. Owner was given a notice to appear.

 

Theft (City Ord)                     H18-2361

Time:    12:37pm

Date:           5-7-2018

Date of Arrest:      05/13/2018   07:00

Complainant:        18 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:     Eric A Maples (M) (26) of Hoopeston

Details:        The arrestee did without permission and knowledge of the complainant make an illegal hook up of a Utility.    Subject was located and issued Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court. 

 

 

Wanted on Warrant – Vermilion County 2017CM0280        H18-2466

Time:          4:51 pm

Location:    McFerren Park

Arrested:     William Rossolille (19) of Rankin

Details:       Officers called out with the above subject at McFerren Park. A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant through Vermilion County. The subject was transported to HPD where he was processed and later released with a court date after posting bond.

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SBA Opens Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Illinois

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of three Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs).  These centers are located in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties in Illinois and will open on Saturday, May 12 to help businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018.   
 
SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses and residents in completing the SBA application.  These Centers are located in the following communities and are open as indicated: 
 
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) 
Iroquois County Watseka Union Depot 121 South 2nd Street Watseka, IL  60970 
 
Opening:  Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Closed:  Sun., May 13 Hours:  Mon – Thu, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closing:  Fri., May 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.         
Kankakee County Aroma Fire Station #1 307 S. Bridge Street Aroma Park, IL 60910 
 
Opening:  Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Closed:  Sun., May 13 Hours:  Mon – Thu, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closing:   Fri., May 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.       
 
Vermilion County Vermilion County Administrative Building 201 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 
 
Opening:  Sat., May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Closed:  Sun., May 13 Hours:  Mon – Thu, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closing:  Fri., May 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.       
 
 
The declaration covers Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties and the adjacent counties of Champaign, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Grundy, Livingston and Will in Illinois; and Benton, Lake, Newton, Vermillion and Warren in Indiana. 
 
“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Illinois with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.” - more   -  
 
 
 “Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets,” said SBA’s Illinois District Director Robert Steiner. 
 
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. 
 
“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Richard Morgan, acting director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.   
 
Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes.  Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster. 
 
Interest rates are as low as 3.58 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amount and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. 
 
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov. 
 
Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road,  Fort Worth, TX 76155. 
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 6, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 7, 2019. 
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Reports 5/11-5/13/18

Fire Call

Time:          3:25am

Location:    426 E Honeywell, Centennial Manor Apts

Details:       HPD and HFD were dispatched to a fire alarm and smoke on 2nd floor an investigation lead to the discovery of burnt food.

 

Criminal Damage to Property          H18-2434

Time:               2:24 pm

Location:         400 blk E Seminary  

Complainant:   42 year old Hoopeston male

Details:            HPD officers were called out for the report of criminal damage.  An investigation showed that the glass had been broken out of the door to the back porch.  Nothing is believed to be missing from the residence.

 

 

Traffic Accident                      H18-2446

Time:          10:06pm

Location:    N 4th St/Thompson Ave

Unit #1:       2001 Ford F150 driven by Shenoa Webb (26) (F) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2015 Hyundai owned by Sandra Williams (50) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:        Driver of Unit #1 backed out of a driveway and struck Unit #2 which was

                         parked and unoccupied. No injuries reported, no tickets issued and both vehicles

                     were insured.     

 

Driving While License Suspended             H18-2448

Time:          10:28pm

Location:    100 blk N 4th St

Arrested:     Lucas Hollen (38) Paxton male

Details:       HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Hollen was driving

                   after he was noticed driving erratically. A computer check revealed that he

                   had a suspended driver’s license.  He was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.

                   He was later released on a notice to appear in traffic court.

 Criminal Damage to Property          H18-2456

Time:          12:43am

Location:    McFerren Park playground

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers found damage to the Ronald McDonald

                   statue at the playground.  An investigation continues.

 

Driving While License Suspended             H18-2463

Time:          4:31am

Location:    Elm/S Dixie Hwy

Arrested:     Eric Maples (36) Hoopeston male

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Maples

                   was driving on a traffic infraction.  A computer check revealed that he had a

                   suspended driver’s license.  Subject was arrested, taken to HPD and processed. 

                   He was later released with a notice to appear in traffic court.

 

Burglary to Residence   (ARREST MADE)        H18-1511    V18-4019

Time:             1:45am

Location:       400 blk N 6th St

Complainant:  41 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD after noticing that several items including a                                    dirt bike was missing from the garage.  An investigation continues.

Date of Arrest:   May 13, 2018

Time:          07:00 AM

Location:    300 W Main Street

Arrest:        Maples, Eric A (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       Arrested subject was taken to PSB Danville on charge of Possession of Stolen Property.    Await appearance before a judge. 

 

 

 

 

Theft (City Ord)                     H18-2361

Time:    12:37pm

Date:           5-7-2018

Date of Arrest:      05/13/2018   07:00

Complainant:        18 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:     Eric A Maples (M) (26) of Hoopeston

Details:        The arrestee did without permission and knowledge of the complainant make an illegal hook up of a Utility.    Subject was located and issued Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court. 

 

 

Wanted on Warrant – Vermilion County 2017CM0280        H18-2466

Time:          4:51 pm

Location:    McFerren Park

Arrested:     William Rossolille (19) of Rankin

Details:       Officers called out with the above subject at McFerren Park. A computer check revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant through Vermilion County. The subject was transported to HPD where he was processed and later released with a court date after posting bond.

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Theft (Under)                H18-2399

Time:                    12:47pm

Location:               700 block S 3rd Street

Complainant:        57 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:              Cooper, Angela L (F) (34) of Hoopeston

Details:                 At the above time HPD was summoned to the area reference to the suspect allegedly removing a Razor Electric Scooter from the complainant’s vehicle.   Suspect was found a short time later and brought to HPD processed and released on OR Bond.  Court date set for Vermilion County Courthouse. 

 

Aggravated Battery                          H18-2406

Time:                    7:03pm

Location:              415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General

Complainant:        42 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:              Aura Nelson (40) Hoopeston female

Details:                 HPD officers were called to the above location for a fight in progress.

                             An investigation showed that Ms. Nelson was the aggressor and was arrested

                             on the above charge.  She was taken to HPD, processed and later transported

                             to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

 

Traffic Accident                      H18-2409

Time:          8:38pm      

Location:    400 blk W Thompson

Unit #1:       2011 Toyota Van driven by Jose Colunga (72) (M) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2008 GMC pickup driven by Thomas Hafley (52) (M) of Bloomington

Details:       Unit #1 was westbound on W Thompson when he struck the trailer being

                   pulled by Unit #2 which was travelling eastbound.  No injuries reported, both

                   vehicles were insured and no tickets were issued.

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The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Team will be working in Vermilion County this Saturday

The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Team will be working in Vermilion County this Saturday from 10am – 2pm and next week, Monday through Friday from 9am – 6pm.  Residents who experienced damages due to the flooding conditions covered by this declaration are eligible to apply for long-term, low interest loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

To get details on the type of assistance being offered residents, please check the SBA Disaster Fact Sheet by going to:

 

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/DeclarationDetails?declNumber=3207951&members=false

and clicking on Fact Sheet.

 

An SBA team will be setting up a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the new Vermilion County Administration Building at 201 North Vermilion St., Lower Level, Danville, Illinois 68132.  Residents wishing to inquire about possible SBA loan assistance may meet with the SBA team members during the following dates and times:

 

Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 2pm.

Monday, May 14th through Friday, May 18th from 9am to 6pm.

 

Residents are asked to enter via the handicapped ramp access on the south end of the County Administration Building and follow the signs to the DLOC location.  This will be in the new Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency offices in the Lower Level (basement) of the building.

 

Residents may also apply on-line by going to: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2Fela%2FLoanApplication%2FStartApplication

 

Anyone with questions may contact the Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency at 443-6010.

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Illinois Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

Illinois businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

 

Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner on April 27, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties and the adjacent counties of Champaign, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Grundy, Livingston and Will in Illinois; and Benton, Lake, Newton, Vermillion and Warren in Indiana.

 

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Illinois with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said McMahon. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

 

“Businesses and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets,” said SBA’s Illinois District Director Robert Steiner.

 

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

 

“Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property,” said Richard Morgan, acting director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. 

 

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes.  Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.

 

Interest rates are as low as 3.58 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years.  Loan amount and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

 

 

 

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov.

 

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road,
Fort Worth, TX 76155.

 

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 6, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 7, 2019.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/7/18

Aggravated Battery                H18-2340   V18-3833

Time:                    4:24 pm

Location:              600 blk E. Main   

Arrested:              Gary Johnson (56) of Hoopeston

Complainant:        38 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a possible dispute. Johnson was arrested on the above charges, transported to HPD, and later transported to the PSB.   

 

 

Wanted on Warrant; Resisting Arrest       H18-2352   V18-3844

Time:                    10:23pm

Location:              200 block of E. Penn

Arrested:              Kurtis J. Simpson (33) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on patrol officers observed Mr. Simpson who was known to have a warrant out of Vermilion County. After a brief pursuit Mr. Simpson was taken to HPD where he was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.    

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/4/18

 

Driving While License Suspended             H18-2281

Time:          3:00am

Location:    Route 1/Route 9

Arrested:     Brent Akers (47) Westville male

Details:       HPD arrested Mr. Akers after a traffic stop was performed on his vehicle and

                   a computer check revealed that he had no valid driver’s license.  He was taken

                   to HPD, processed and later released with a citation and traffic court date.

 

Breach of Peace Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city ordinance)           H18-2310

Time:             11:12pm

Location:       Penn/S Dixie Hwy

Complainant:  59 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:        17 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                      15 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:          HPD officers were called to the area for the report of harassment.  The

                      complainant told officers that while he was riding a bike, 2 subjects on a

                      scooter threw something at him and yelled profanity.  After an investigation,

                      the subjects were found and given city ordinance violation citations and a city

                      court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/4/18

 

 

Dog Running at Large (city ordinance)

Time:          6:30pm

Date:           5/2/2018

Location:    700 E Maple St

Cited:          Carissa Cahill (34) Hoopeston female

Details:       Ms. Cahill was given a notice to appear and city court date when her dog was

                   found running loose in the area.

 

Traffic Accident            H18-2261

Time:          5:47pm

Location:    400 blk E Honeywell

Unit #1:       2007 Ford pickup driven by Kevin Martin (58) (M) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Dustin Wells (24) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       While driver of Unit 1 was backing from a parking spot on the east side of

                   Centennial Manor Apartments, it struck Unit 2 which was traveling

                   southbound on 4th St, causing damage to passenger side of Unit 2.  No injuries.

                   Driver of Unit 1 was cited for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

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Darren E. Duncan, Vermilion County Treasurer & Ex-Officio Tax Collectorwould like to share that the 2017 Real Estate Tax Bills will be mailed on May 4th, 2018.

As the Vermilion County Treasurer I would like to share that the 2017 Real Estate Tax Bills will be mailed on May 4th, 2018. Taxpayers will have until June 15th, 2018 which is about 45 days to make their first installment of taxes. The second installment will be due September 4th, 2018.

 

State statute dictates that bills should be mailed in early May.  For several years the County Treasurer’s Office, as much as we’d have preferred to follow state guidelines, have been unable to do so. I am pleased to announce that we will meet that goal this year. With the on-time billing, property owners will have a wider window to pay their real estate taxes with nearly 3 months between the installment due dates.  This will also allow the Treasurer’s Office to make timely distributions to the taxing bodies of Vermilion County, including but not limited to, many cash strapped school districts.  It is planned that our office will be able to maintain this schedule consistently in coming years so that tax payers as well as taxing districts know what to plan towards.

 

            Some of the convenient ways to pay your tax bill include paying online under the Treasurer’s Tab on the County Website, vercounty.org; paying in person at the Vermilion County Administration Building; mailing your payment to the PO Box listed on your tax bill payment coupon, or at most Vermilion County bank.  Vermilion County banks that accept real estate tax payments include:

 

   - First Midwest Bank                 - Old National Bank                     - Iroquois Federal 

   - First Financial Bank                 - Philo Allerton Bank                   - Gifford State Bank              

   - Illinois National Bank              - Longview Bank & Trust            - CIMB Bank

   - Main Source Bank                   - First Farmers Bank                    - Longview Bank of Ogden  

   - Prospect Bank                          - Rantoul (Rossville) Bank          - First National of Catlin

       

Please remember to check your tax bill to verify the proper exemptions have been applied. The owner occupied and senior citizens exemptions are the most common exemptions received by taxpayers.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/2/18

Domestic Battery           H18-2194             V18-3619

Time:                    1:57am

Location:              300 block of W. Elm

Arrested:              Jason R. Reyes (30) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a domestic situation.

                             Mr. Reyes was taken to HPD, charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/1/18

Domestic Battery

Time:                    12:02pm

Location:              500 block of E. Honeywell

Arrested:              Bailee Cannon (18) of Hoopeston

Arrested:              Andrew Cordova (23) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a dispute.

                             After an investigation Mr. Cordova and Ms. Cannon were charged with the above, taken to HPD where they were processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

 

Burglary              H18-2175

Time:                    3:38am

Location:              700 block of S. 6th Ave.

Complainant:        (23) year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 HPD was called when the complainant discovered that person(s) unknown and without her permission took items from her residence. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/30/18

Domestic Battery           H18-2163   V18-3542

Time:                    2:24 pm

Location:              900 blk E. Young

Arrested:              Sheri Lau (59) of Hoopeston

Complainant:        46 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in reference to a dispute in the residence. Officers discovered that the arrested female had battered another female in the residence. She was transported to HPD where she was processed and later transported to the PSB on the above charges.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4-27-4/29/18

Burglary to Auto                     H18-2091

Time:               06:15 AM

Location:         500 block Dice Street

Complainant:   43 year old Male of Hoopeston

Details:            The Complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission removed several items from his vehicle.

 

 

Traffic Accident (PD)                       H18-2098

Time:               2:35 PM

Location:          600 E Washington Street

Unit 1:             2011 Chevy driven by Savannah L Lane (F) (19) of Hoopeston

Unit 2:             2017 Jeep driven by Emily D Ervin (F) (44) of Georgetown

Details:            Unit 1 and Unit 2 were both backing from driveways at the same time, and collided in the middle of Washington Street.    No Injuries reported and both units insured.   Both units driven away. 

 

 

Traffic Accident                      H18-2116

Time:                    12:43pm

Location:              Route 1 & Route 9

Unit #1:                2017 GMC Yukon driven by Maria R Torres (65) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2002 Honda Accord driven by Leta Urich (87) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 1 collided with Unit 2 in the intersection.  Unit 2 had the right

                             of way.  No injuries or citations

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Governor Rauner Requests SBA Assistance for Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion Counties for February Floods

Governor Bruce Rauner today submitted a request for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance to help people and businesses in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties recover from severe storms and floods in February.

If approved, the SBA declaration would enable people and businesses in the three counties as well as those in contiguous counties to apply for low-interest, long-term loans.

“Many people are still working to fully recover from these devastating floods,” said Gov. Rauner. “If approved, these low-interest loans could speed up that process for many people and businesses.”

To be eligible for an SBA declaration, at least 25 homes and/or businesses in a county must sustain major, uninsured losses of 40 percent or more. A damage assessment conducted in March by the SBA determined 74 homes and nine businesses in Iroquois County, 28 homes and three businesses in Kankakee County, and 21 homes and seven businesses in Vermilion County met that criteria.

On April 11, the state of Illinois requested federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help people recover from the floods, but that request was denied late Thursday.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/26/18

Driving While Revoked, Possession Meth, Possession Hypodermic Syringe

H18-2072       V18-3401

Time:               05:18am

Location:         W Penn St & S. Dixie Hwy

Arrested:          Wernigk, Timothy R (M) (37) of Penfield IL

Details:            At the above time, HPD officer conducted a traffic stop, and a computer check

                        revealed Mr. Wernigk had a revoked driver’s license.  An inventory of the vehicle found methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe.  Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

 

Found Property

Time:               4pm

Location:         HPD

Details:            A drone was found and turned into HPD.  Owner may identify and claim at HPD

 

 

Possession of Cannabis           H18-2080

Time:               2:30pm

Location:         Hoopeston Area Middle School

Arrested:          14 year old Juvenile

Details:            Juvenile was taken into custody for the above, transported to HPD where he

                        was issued a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston court, and released to a parent

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/25/18

Residential Burglary              H18-2040

Time:               1:27am

Location:         700 blk S 6th Ave

Complainant:   23 year old Hoopeston female

Details:            Complainant advised HPD officers that items had been stolen from inside her residence while she was at work.  An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/24/18

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (city ordinance)                H18-2017

Time:               1:08am

Location:         300 blk W Main St

Arrested:          McKenzie Watson (24) Wellington female

Details:            HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Ms. Watson was a passenger in

                        for a traffic infraction.  Subject was found to have drug paraphernalia

                        in a bag that she claimed to be hers.  She was arrested and taken to HPD.

                        She was processed and later released with a notice to appear in city court.

 

Criminal Damage to Property (under)                H18-2031

Time:               3:31pm

Location:         700 blk S 6th Av

Complainant:   30 year old Rossville female

Arrested:          Sabbian Jackson (30) Hoopeston male

Details:            HPD officers were call out for the report of criminal damage.  An investigation

                        showed that Mr. Jackson was the suspect.  He was arrested and taken to HPD

                        for processing.  He was later released with a county court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/23/18

Aggravated Domestic Battery          H18-2006             V18-3317

Time:               7:26pm

Location:         700 blk E Wyman

Complainant:   35 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:          17 year old juvenile

Details:            HPD officers responded to the above location for a domestic situation. 

                        Juvenile was arrested for aggravated domestic battery.  Subject was taken to

                        HPD, processed and later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center

                        to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/21/18 & 4/22/18

Restraint of dogs by Owner

Time:                    10:15 am

Location:              400 S Market Street

Cited:                   Strawser, Bridget B (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Hoopeston Animal Control was called out in reference to a pair of

                             dogs that was running loose.  Animal Control found the dogs and knew

                             who the owner was.  Ms. Strawser was mailed a notice to appear in

                             city court.

 

Fire Call

Time:                    8:58pm

Location:              1650 E. Rd/4000 N. Rd

Details:                 HFD responded to the above in reference to a barn on fire.

 

Aggravated Battery                H18-1964   V18-3252

Time:                    11:55pm

Location:              306 E Main St, Bzzz’s Place

Complainant:        44 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:              Timothy Coon (40) Hoopeston male

Details:                 HPD was called out for the report of a battery that had occurred.  After

                             an investigation, Mr. Coon was arrested for aggravated battery.  He was

                             taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB to await

                             arraignment.

 

Battery, Warrant Arrest                  H18-1965             V18-3253

Time:               12:05am

Location:         306 E Main St, Bzzz’s Place

Complainant:   25 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:          Tonya Edwards (41) Hoopeston female

Details:            HPD was called in reference to a battery that had occurred at the above

                        location.  After an investigation, Ms. Edwards was arrested for battery,

                        and a computer check revealed that she had 2 outstanding warrants through

                        Vermilion County.  The warrants were for FTA Pretrial DWLS and an ordinance violation of Owner’s Duties. Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB in lieu of bond. 

 

Fire Call

Time:               09:45 AM

Location:         800 E Lincoln Street

Details:            HFD & HPD responded to report of illegal burning.  HFD arrived on scene and determined that fire was supervised and under control. No action taken. 

 

Battery (City Ordinance)                 H18-1978

Time:               2:21pm

Location:         300 block of E. McCracken

Arrested:          Autumn K. Walder (21) of Hoopeston

Details:            Officers were flagged down at the above location in reference to a battery that had just occurred. Walder was charged with the above, transported to HPD, where she was processed and later released with a notice to appear.

 

 

Domestic Battery           H18-1981             V18-3275

Time:               5:20pm

Location:         700 block of S. 1st Ave

Arrested:          Ambrosio Ybarra (21) of Hoopeston

Details:            HPD responded to the above in reference to an officer standby.

                        After further investigation Mr. Ybarra was charged domestic battery and taken to HPD, where he was processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/20/18

Burglary                       H18-1934

Time:                             2:04 pm

Location:                        400 blk E. Honeywell

Complainant:                  54 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                          Officers responded to the above in reference to a burglary complaint after the complainant discovered a missing item. An investigation continues.

 

 

Violation of Debit/Credit Card Act            H18-1832

Date & Time:        April 14, 2018       10:00am

Location:              300 blk E Washington

Complainant:        22 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant reported unauthorized charges on her credit card.

 

 

Burglary              H18-1942

Time:                    9:23pm

Location:              400 block of S. 3rd St

Complainant:        23 year old Hoopeston male

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when he noticed that person(s) unknown, without his knowledge or permission took money and a tablet from his residence. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/19/18

Hit and Run Accident             H18-1917

Date & Time Occurred:  04/18/18 @ 3:45 pm

Date & Time Reported:  04/19/18 @ 4:42 pm                

Location:                        IGA 1030 W. Chestnut

Unit #1:                          Unknown – left the scene.

Unit #2:                          2018 Chevrolet truck owned by Eric Brackmann of Hoopeston

Details:                          Unit #1 struck Unit #2 while Unit #2 was unoccupied and did damage before leaving the scene. An investigation continues.

 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Ord Viol)     H18-1918

Time:                             5:50 pm

Location:                        3rd St./Washington St.

Arrested:                        Zachary Burton (22) of Hoopeston

Details:                          While on patrol, officers stopped a vehicle being driven by Mr. Burton. Mr. Burton was transported to HPD where he was charged with the above, processed and released with a NTA.     

 

 

Wanted on Warrant      H18-1924   V18-3182

Time:                             11:20pm

Location:                        700 block of E. Penn

Arrested:                        Elyscha C. Wells (20) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Known to have a warrant, Mr. Wells was located at the above location. Mr. Wells was taken to HPD where he was processed, and later transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/18/18

Firearm Concealed Carry Violation          H18-1903

Time:                    10:43pm

Location:              400 block of E. Honeywell      

Arrested:              Eric Bluck (27) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a firearm being displayed. Mr. Bluck was taken to HPD where he was charged with the above and later released with a mandatory court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/17/18

Lost/Stolen IL Registration Sticker       

Time:                    7:29pm

Location:              700 block of S. 3rd St

Complainant:        30 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she noticed her registration sticker

was missing. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/16/18

Driving While License Suspended             H18-1864

Time:          1:49am

Location:    7th St/Main St

Arrested:     Bridget Strawser (23) Hoopeston female

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers stopped the vehicle Ms. Strawser was driving

                   for a traffic infraction.  A computer check revealed that subject’s driver’s

                   license was suspended.  She was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.

                   She was later released with a traffic citation and court date.

 

 

Wanted on Warrant (VC 2017CM307)               H18-1872

Time:          11:28 am

Location:    Hoopeston Police Department 301 W Main Street

Arrested:     Edwards, Haley M (21) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time the arrestee came to HPD and surrendered herself to our

custody to be processed on the about Vermilion County Warrant Violation of Probation.  Female posted the required $500 cash bond and was released on new court date. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/13/18-4/15/18

Theft                     H18-1810

Time:                    4:00pm

Location:              400 block of Honeywell

Complainant:        (57) year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she noticed that someone without her knowledge or permission took money from her residence. Investigation continues.  

 

Aggravated Battery                H18-1811   V18-2991

Time:                    7:15pm

Location:              700 blk E Seminary

Complainant:        60 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:              Edward Houser (62) Hoopeston male

Details:                 HPD officers were called to the above location on a physical disturbance between neighbors.  After an investigation, Mr. Houser was arrested on

                             the charge of aggravated battery.  He was taken to HPD to be processed and

                             later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Traffic Accident (Minor PI)             H18-1829

Time:                    09:32 am

Location:              S. Market Street & E Orange Street

Unit 1:                  2015 GMC Acadia driven by Madeline S Fritz (29) (F) of Hoopeston

Unit 2:                  2014 Ford Escape driven by Sarah J Taylor (26) (F) of Hoopeston      

Unit 3:                  1996 GMC SUV driven by Dawn M Morris (48) (F) of Hoopeston     

Details:   HPD, HFD, Arrow Hoopeston were all dispatched to the traffic accident report of possible entrapment and or personal injuries.   After arrival of HFD it was determined that no one was trapped.   No EMS transport was needed but one party did seek treatment for minor injury.  2 units had to be towed away from scene.  3rd unit was driven away.  All parties involved had proof of insurance.  Driver Unit 1 issued Citation for Failure to Reduce to Avoid an Accident.   Court date set for Vermilion County Courthouse. 

 

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon       H18-1840   V18-3025

Time:        10:51pm

Location:  8th Av/McCracken

Arrested:  Derek O’Neal (26) Hoopeston male

Details:    While on patrol, HPD officers stopped a vehicle where Mr. O’Neal was a passenger

                 of.  An investigation by officers found a loaded handgun on his person.  He was

                 arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later transported to the PSB in

                 Danville to await arraignment.

Theft Over $10,000                 H18-1852

Time:                    2:36pm

Location:              Parkview Court

Complainant:        23 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant reported her 2017 Chrysler 300 was taken without

                             her permission

Update 7pm:        Vehicle was located in Danville

Arrested:              Vincent E Beard (22) of Danville

 

 

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property        H18-1857

Time:                    4:40pm

Location:              Parkview Court

Complainant:        Vermilion County Housing Authority

Details:                 On above date and time a report was taken reference graffiti on

                             one of the buildings.

 

 

 

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property        H18-1858

Time:                    4:40pm

Location:              600 blk S 6th avenue

Complainant:        City of Hoopeston

Details:                 On above date and time a report was taken reference graffiti on

                             the building.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/12/18

 

Restraint of Dog by Owner or Keeper (City Ordinance)

Time:                    3:40pm

Location:              Maple St/Third St

Cited:                   Carissa Cahill (33) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a dog being loose and attempting to bite the complainant. Owner was given a notice to appear.

 

 

Forgery, Theft of Mislaid Property           H18-1785

Time:                    4:21pm

Location:              Hoopeston IL

Complainant:        (29) year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded in reference to missing checks. Investigation continues.  

 

Found Cell Phone

An LG phone with black case was located at the corner of 5th St and Main St.  Owner may

identify and claim at HPD.

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Governor Rauner requests federal assistance to help people recover from February floods

Gov. Bruce Rauner today asked President Donald Trump to approve federal assistance to help people in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties recover from severe storms and flooding in February. 

 

“Many people affected by this flood event face a difficult road to recovery,” Rauner said. “Federal assistance is needed to help them repair their homes and replace personal property that was destroyed.”

 

Rauner noted that for many residents of Watseka, the February flood marked the third significant flood event they’ve experienced in the last three years, and the fourth in the past 10 years.

 

Joint assessment teams from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reviewed damage in the three counties in March. Nearly 1,100 residences were impacted during this event, including 157 homes found to have sustained major damage and one home that was destroyed.

 

If Governor Rauner’s request for Individual Assistance is approved, people in the approved counties would be eligible to apply for grants and low-interest SBA loans. In addition, affected businesses would be able to apply for low-interest SBA loans.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/11/18

Domestic Battery & Unlawful Restraint             H18-1777   V18-2909

Date & Time Occurred:  04/09/18 7:00 am

Date & Time Reported:  04/11/18 5:28 pm

Location:                        500 blk N 8th Ave.

Complainant:                  17 yo Hoopeston female

Arrested:                        Brandon Grills (18) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Complainant met with officers at HPD in reference to a domestic battery complaint. Grills was located and arrested a short time later. After being processed at HPD, he was transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery          H18-1767    V18-2898

Time:                    11:32am

Location:              500 blk W Maple

Complainant:        24 year old Hoopeston woman

Arrested:              Jamie E Moore (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Subject was taken into custody and charged with above on

                             a complaint from the 24 year old victim.  He was transported to

                             PSB for arraignment.

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Car Crash takes a Vermilion County Mans life

            The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that a late evening vehicle traffic crash on Route 150 in Oakwood involving a single vehicle claimed the life of Charles C. Kilbury, a 25 year-old Georgetown, Illinois man. 

 

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/9/18

Restraint of Dog by Owner, License Tag Required (Recalled Complaint on this person)

Time:          10:00 AM

Location:     300 Block W Elm Street

Cited:          Kayla Robinson (26) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:       Ms. Robinson was mistakenly cited for the Animal Violations, Citations has been recalled and issued to the proper person. 

 

 

 

Restraint of Dog by Owner, License Tag Required

Date:           April 7, 2018

Time:          10:00 AM

Location:     300 Block W Elm Street

Cited:          Carrie A Robinson (29) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:       Ms. Robinson was issued citations for the above ordinance violations after

                   she failed to get shots and license tag for her animal, and allowing it to run free.

 

 

Burglary to Residence                      H18-1719

Time of Report:              09:45 am

Location:              700 block N 7th Street

Complainant:        37 year old Hoopeston Male

Details:       At the above time the complainant contacted HPD reference to his Residence being broken into.   Investigation Continues. 

 

 

 

Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person        H18-1212   V18-2840

Date of Report:             March 12, 2018

Location of Incident:     400 block W Elm Street

Date & Time of Arrest:           April 9, 2018    11:20 am

Complainant:                93 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:              Brant, Stacey L (43) (F) of Rossville

Details:       Case Solved reported in March 2018,   Subject was taken into custody and charged with the above listed crime.   Subject was transported to PSB Danville to await hearing before Judge. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/7-4/8/18

Warrant Arrest             H18-1681   V18-2785

Time:          4:22am

Location:    S Entrance to McFerren Park

Arrested:     Chad Baker (43) Sheldon male

Details:       HPD officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle that Mr. Baker was a

                   passenger in.  A computer check revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion

                   County warrant for a probation violation.  He was arrested and taken to HPD

                   to be processed.  He was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await

                   arraignment.

 

 

Restraint of Dog by Owner, License Tag Required

Time:          10:00 AM

Location:     300 Block W Elm Street

Cited:          Kayla Robinson (26) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:       Ms. Robinson was mailed citations for the above ordinance violations after

                   she failed to get shots and license tag for her animal.

Disobeying A Police Officer             H18-1708

Time:          2:30pm

Location:    300 blk E Washington

Arrested:     Kurtis J Simpson (33) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers were dispatched to the above location for a suspicious vehicle.  Upon

                   arrival, Mr. Simpson ran from officers and refused to cooperate.  He was arrested

                   on city ordinance violation and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later

 

                   released on notice to appear in city court.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/6/18

 

 

Driving While License Suspended, Speeding 45 in a 25 mph zone        H18-1666

Time:               3:30pm

Location:         800 blk E Orange

Arrested:           Austin D.S. Johnston (23) of Hoopeston

Details:             While on patrol officer observed vehicle driven by Johnston going

                          45 in a 25 mph zone. After vehicle was stopped a computer check

                          on Johnston revealed his Illinois driver’s license to be suspended.

                          He was taken into custody and transported to HPD where he was

                          processed and released after posting bond.

 

Criminal Damage                   H18-1672

Time:               11:08pm

Location:         700 block E Young

Complainant:   27 year old Hoopeston female

Details:            HPD was called to the above location for the report of criminal damage. 

                        An unknown person(s) broke the door to the complainant’s residence.  An

                        investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/4/18

Found Item:

Black baby stroller was found at Thompson and 4th street. The owner may identify and

claim at HPD.

 

 

Burglary to Truck         H18-1623

Time:             11:05 am

Location:        502 W Orange Street  M.H. Hauling truck lot

Complainant: 59 year old Rossville Man

Details:          Complainant reports that person(s) unknown and without permission

                       broke into a 2004 Peterbilt.  An investigation continues.

 

Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  H18-1637  V18-2709

Time:             8:00pm

Location:       McFerren Park

Arrested:       Tammy Deaton (35) Hoopeston female

Details:          While on patrol, HPD officers stopped to speak to Ms. Deaton who was

                      walking through the park.  After admitting she was carrying drugs, she was

                      searched, and methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia was found on her

                      person.  She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later

                      transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.        

 

Fire Alarm

Time:            10:21pm

Location:      426 E Honeywell, Centennial Manor Apts

Details:        At above time, HFD was dispatched in reference to a fire alarm.  Fire units

                    checked the building and no fire or smoke was found.  The alarm was reset.

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Hoopeston Names Dewitt Chief of Police

The search is over. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, The Hoopeston City Council approved Jim Dewitt as the new Hoopeston Chief of Police. Alderman Bill McElhayney and Alderwoman Louridene Florek voted no to the apointment. Dewitt has been with the HPD since 1999 and has served as acting chief since Chief Drollingers illness and death. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/3/18

Domestic Battery           H18-1599   V18-2647

Time:                    2:55am

Location:              300 block W. Penn

Arrested:              Charles D. Bodies (36) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a battery complainant.

Mr. Bodies was charged with Domestic Battery, taken to HPD, and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

 

 

Failure to Restrain Dog by Owner

Time:                    07:15 am

Location:              300 block E Maple Street

Complainant:        Elderly Hoopeston Woman

Cited:                   Rachelle N Miller (32) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Hoopeston Animal Control was called out in reference to Ms. Miller’s

                             dog running at large and found in the complainant’s yard.  Ms. Miller was

                             mailed a notice to appear in city court with a court date.

 

Found Fence

A section of metal fence was located rolling eastbound on Orange St at 5th St.  Owner can

identify and claim at HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/2/18

Criminal Damage to Auto      H18-1537

Time:                    1:27 pm

Location:              300 blk W. Washington

Complainant:        71 yo Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in reference to a criminal damage to auto complaint. Complainant discovered there had been damage done to a vehicle on her property. An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/28/18-4/1/18

Burglary to Residence            

Time:             1:45am

Location:       400 blk N 6th St

Complainant:  41 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD after noticing that several items including a                                    dirt bike was missing from the garage.  An investigation continues.

 

Warrant Arrest                       H18-1496

Time:          4:49pm

Location:    700 block E Thompson

Arrested:     Austin Johnston (23) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD responded to a call for loud music coming from a vehicle at the above location.  Computer check revealed Johnston to have an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for FTA/Improper Passing On The Left.   He was transported

to HPD where he was processed, posted bond, and released with a new court date.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city)           H18-1504

Time:          10:18pm

Location:    3rd St/Lincoln

Arrested:     Douglas Land (55) Hoopeston male

Details:       Mr. Land was arrested on a city charge after becoming verbally abusive

                   towards EMS when they were trying to assist him.  He was taken to HPD,

                   processed and later released with city citation and court date.

Hit & Run                     H18-1538

Date:           March 29, 2018

Location:    The Pump  1023 W Main

Unit #1:       Unknown, left scene

Unit #2:       2013 Chevy Pick up owned by Daniel A Colunga (26) of Hoopeston

Details:       While Unit 2 was parked and unoccupied at the above location, Unit 1

                   sideswiped Unit 2 causing damage.  Driver of Unit 1 left the scene without

                   reporting.

 

 

Fire Call

Time:          8:52pm

Location:    Parkview Court

Details:       HFD was dispatched to Parkview Court for smell of gas from inside a

 

                   residence.  It was found that the pilot light on stove was not lit.

Warrant Arrest                       H18-1558   V18-2570

Time:          3:00 pm

Location:    7th St/E Penn

Arrested:     Robin N Irvin (37) Hoopeston female

 

Details:       While on routine patrol, HPD officers observed a female matching the description of a wanted person.  A computer check revealed Ms. Irvin had an outstanding Vermilion and Peoria County warrant.  She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await extradition.

 

WOW Vermilion County #2016CF627 & Obstruction of Justice    H18-1574

Time:                    4:34 pm

Location:              300 blk E McCracken

Arrested:              Ryan Begley (27) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in an attempt to locate a subject. Once on scene, officers made contact with Ryan Begley. A computer check revealed he had an active Vermilion County warrant. The subject was transported to HPD where he was processed and then transported to the PSB.

 

 

WOW Vermilion County #2016DT122

Time:                    11:11pm

Location:              300 block of E. Seminary

Arrested:              Belinda Solis (35) of Hoopeston

 

Details:                 While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Solis had an active warrant out of Vermilion County. Solis was taken to HPD where she was processed and later transported to the PSB 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report March 26, 2018

Illegal Burning of Trash or Refuse (City Ordinance) H18-1464
Location: 400 block of N Market
Time: 3:30pm
Cited: David Cannon (38) of Hoopeston 
Details: Officers and Hoopeston Fire Dept. were called to the above location in reference to an illegal burn in the area.  Fire was extinguished and Mr. Cannon was cited for the above.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report March 24 & 25, 2018

Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer  H18-1248
Driving While License Suspended
Failure To Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident
Disobeying a Traffic Control Device 3x
                                                                (Delayed Entry….Case Solved)
Date Occurred:    March 14, 2018 @ 10:43pm
Date of Arrest: March 24, 2018  7:50am
Location: Main and 3rd Street
Arrested: Kurtis J Simpson (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above location on March 14, 2018 for an occupied 
vehicle looking suspicious.  Upon arrival Simpson did not comply to 
officer’s orders to exit the vehicle, instead Simpson drove away leading
officers on a pursuit.  At one point Simpson left the roadway and struck
a large bush.  Simpson immediately left on foot.  Officers were unable to
locate Simpson until March 24, 2018 where he was taken into custody.
 
 
Disobeying a Police Officer H18-1413
Date & Time: March 24, 2018     7:50am
Location: 600 blk E McCracken
Arrested: Kurtis J Simpson (33) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above date and time Simpson was taken into custody in 
reference to an incident that occurred on March 23, 2018 on the
500 blk E Penn, when Simpson did not comply with officer’s request
to stop and talk to him about investigation of H18-1248. He was 
transported to HPD and released with NTA in Hoopeston city court.
 
Criminal Damage (Under) H18-1447
Time:    4:09pm
Location:    800 blk E Wyman Av
Complainant:  39 year old Hoopeston male
Details:    Complainant contacted HPD in reference to an unknown subject(s) wrote
   profanity on his door. 
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/22/18

Fire Call              

Time:          1:19 pm

Location:    600 W Orange Street 

Details:       HFD was dispatched to a report of a large amount of antifreeze spilled on the highway from a semi blowing a hose.     Called for oil dry and/or wash down as to prevent a slick hazard on the roadway.

 

Recovered Bicycle

Time:          12:00 pm

Details:       CSX Railroad brought in a Nightmare Pro 20 from the area south of the crossing at Orange St. Owner may claim at HPD.

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UPDATE ON ISP TRAFFIC FATAL HIT AND RUN CRASH

WHAT:  Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Crash 
WHERE:   Interstate 57 Southbound at Milepost 253.5 (Champaign County) 
WHEN:  March 21, 2018 at 9:37 p.m. 
VEHICLES:  Unit 1: Silver 2005 Hyundai Sedan 
   Unit 2: White 2013 Buick LeCrosse 
DRIVERS:  Unit 1:  Francis C. Edelen, Male, 21, Manhattan, IL 
   Unit 2:  Stuart Anderson, Male, 65, Cissna Park, IL 
PASSENGERS: None  
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary crash investigation, the drivers of Unit 1 and Unit 2 were traveling southbound on I-57 at milepost 253.5.  The driver of Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2 causing significant damage.  Both vehicles came to rest in the right ditch.  The driver of Unit 2 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   
The driver of Unit 1 left the crash on foot for an unknown reason.  He was walking approximately 2/10 of a mile south of the crash and was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle or vehicles.   
SEATBELTS:  Unknown.   
CHARGES:  None

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ARE SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN FATAL HIT AND RUN INVESTGATION

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is asking for assistance in locating the offending vehicle that was involved in a fatal traffic crash on I-57 southbound near Rantoul, Illinois (milepost 253.5).  The pedestrian struck and killed was a 21 year old University of Illinois student and wrestler, Francis C. Edelen, from Mahattan, Illinois.  
 
On March 21, 2018, at approximately 9:37 pm, Illinois State Police District 10 was notified of a two vehicle crash with injuries on I-57 southbound at milepost 253.5.  Upon arrival it was determined the driver of one of the vehicles left the scene of the crash on foot, possibly attempting to flag down help or get a ride.  A short distance south of the first crash location, the pedestrian, Francis C. Edelen, was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle in the right lane of traffic. The offending vehicle left the scene. 
 
Zone 5 Investigations and ISP Traffic Crash Reconstruction were contacted to conduct an investigation.  
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact ISP District 10 Pesotum at (217)-867-2050.   
 
This is an active and ongoing investigation.  There is no further information at this time.   

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/21/18

Traffic Accident (PD Only)                        H18-1360

Time:          07:12 AM

Location:              600 block W Maple Street

Unit 1:                   2003 Chevy Pickup Truck Driven by Ronald B Williams (M) (57)                                             of Hoopeston

Property Damage: House belonging to Jo Anna Leslie of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time, Hoopeston Police was requested to respond reference to an accident that an accelerator stuck causing the driver to lose control and hit the house with the truck.    No Injuries reported and Unit 1 is insured. 

 

Fire Call

Time:                    9:45pm

Location:              500 block of 7th Ave

Details:                 HFD was called to the above location in reference to a large fire in the back yard next to a structure.

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LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

Statewide Races:

Republican Nominee for Governor: Bruce Rauner defeated Jennie Ives

Democrat Nominee for Governor: J. B. Pritzker was the top vote getting over Biss

  ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Erika Harold over Gary Grasso for the republican nominee

Kwame Raoul over Former Governor Pat Quinn for the democratic nominee

State Rep. Seat for the 104th district:

Republican and Current Vermilion County Board Chair Mike Marron will face off with  

Democrat Cindy Cunningham in the General election which area covers parts of Vermilion and Champaign County

Vermilion County Sales Tax 1% for school facility purposes:

No 5,103  Yes 4,464

Potomac Proposition to establish a public library district passed 84-59

For Vermilion County Clerk, Mary Roberson won the Democrat Party’s nomination over Darrin Holycross.  She will now face current county clerk Cathy Jenkins in the General Election.

Vermilion County Board District 9 Democrats Bruce Stark and Diana Breneman won the two nominations.  Frank Hoskins finished third and out of the running

Vermilion County Board District 2 Daniel Wright picked up the Republican nomination over Barb Delanois.

 

In Iroquois County:

On the Democratic ballot, William Nutter of Watseka was a write-in candidate for county treasurer. He had to get 14 votes, and Clerk Lisa Fancher said Nutter got more than enough to move him on to the general election in November. There he will face Republican Kurt Albers, who defeated his primary challenger Christy Fink by a vote of 2,064 to 1,568.

 

In District 1, there were four candidates and residents were asks to vote for three people. There were four running, with incumbent Lyle Behrends capturing the most votes at 663. Newcomers Paul J. Ducat and Leanne Hofbauer Duby captured 560 and 508 respectively

In District 2 for county board, there were four people running, with people voting for two. Incumbent and county board chairman John Shure received the most votes at 539. Newcomer Steve Huse was second with 498 votes. Incumbent Daniel W. Pursley was third with 358 votes

 

In District 3, newcomer Joe Young got the most votes, 817. Incumbent Donna Crow was second with 735 votes. Newcomer Paul Bowers was third with 616 votes. Incumbent Vincent LaMie had 473 votes.

 

In District 4, there were three people running. Top vote-getter was newcomer John Zumwalt with 677 votes. Another newcomer, Roger Bard, was second with 470 votes. Incumbent Larry Hasbargen had 367 votes.

 

 

FORD COUNTY

Paxton resident Krisha Shoemaker appears to have defeated Roberts resident Kasi Schwarz for the Republican nomination for Ford County treasurer, according to unofficial vote totals released by the Ford County Clerk’s Office.

With all of the county’s 22 precincts reporting their results from Tuesday’s primary election, Shoemaker led by a 976-806 margin.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/20/18

Criminal Trespass to Residence                          H18-1352

Time:             8:34pm

Location:       700 blk E Lincoln

Complainant:  59 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        Lucas Morgeson (34) Hoopeston male

                      Olivia Strawser (24) Hoopeston female

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD because she received information that unknown

                      subjects were in her residence.  HPD officers went inside property to find

                      arrested individuals.  They were taken to HPD, processed and later released

                      with a notice to appear in county court.

 

Possession of Controlled Substance X 2, Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,

          Credit Card Fraud                           H18-1354   V18-2252

Time:             9:59pm

Location:       500 blk E Penn

Complainant:  59 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        Lucas Morgeson (34) Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD in reference to a theft of several items.  Upon

                      investigation, other stolen items were recovered within Mr. Morgeson’s

                      belongings.  He was arrested and later taken to PBS to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/19/18

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city citation)      

Time:             1:07am

Location:       300 blk N 9th Av

Complainant:  45 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        Cynthia Burk (55) Hoopeston female

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD in reference to an ongoing issue with Ms. Burk

                      harassing her.  Upon arrival, subject was standing on the complainant’s

                      property.  She was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  She was later

                      released with a notice to appear in city court.

 

 

Domestic Battery, Interfering with the Report of Domestic Violence, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer                             V18-2182

Time:             1:42pm

Location:        600 blk S 4th Street

Complainant:  Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested:        Daniel J Hamilton (45) of Hoopeston

Details:          Officers responded to above location for a Domestic Battery in progress.

                      Upon arrival male subject on the scene did not comply with several orders

                      given to him by responding officers.  Subject was taken into custody after

a struggle.  He was transported to HPD where he was booked on the above        charges and transported to PSB for arraignment.

 

 

 

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Fatal Crash

WHAT:  Fatal Crash 
 
WHERE:   Route 9 @ 2150 E (Ford County) 
 
WHEN:  Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:00 a.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  Black 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt    Unit Two:  Silver 2008 Ford Taurus SUV             DRIVER:  Unit One:  Christina I. Curtsinger, 33, Champaign    Unit Two:  Pamela D. Goff, 62, Gibson City  
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Route 9 at 2150 E.  The Ford was traveling eastbound at the same location.  The Chevrolet crossed over the center line striking the Ford.  The driver of the Ford was transported from the scene via ambulance to Carle Hospital and treated for injuries.  The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ford County Coroner. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/18/18

Burglary                                 H18-1302

Time:             10:44pm

Location:       400 blk E Honeywell

Complainant:  57 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          Complainant called HPD and advised at an unknown time, unknown person(s)       entered her residence and stole some of her belongings.  An investigation

                      continues.

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FEMA accepts request to assess Illinois flood damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining state officials to conduct damage assessments in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties next week.

 

Governor Bruce Rauner and his team at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) submitted the request for federal support after the three counties experienced severe flooding in February. County officials conducted initial damage assessments and found that 126 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Another 850 homes were also impacted by flood waters.

 

“Many people in these counties are struggling to recover from this flood and we want to do everything possible to help them,” Gov. Rauner said. “These damage assessments will provide a clearer picture of the damage and insight on what people need in order to fully get back on their feet.”

 

Personnel from FEMA, IEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local emergency management agencies are expected to begin assessing damage to homes and businesses on Monday afternoon. The assessments will continue until complete.

 

Gov. Rauner issued a disaster proclamation for the three counties on Feb. 23 to ensure state support as communities in these counties battled flood waters.

 

The State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield was activated to coordinate state assistance to several counties affected by flooding. The assistance included 50,000 sandbags, 18 pumps with hoses, nine Illinois Department of Corrections work crews and two Emergency Management Assistance Teams.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/16/18

Restraint of dog by Owner

Time:          09:08 AM

Location:    400 block S Market Street

Complaint:  U.S. Postal Service

Cited:          Edwards, Tonya K (F) (42) of Hoopeston

Details:       Complaint was filed by the US Postal Service after a Brindle pit left his property in an aggressive manor charging and barking from the middle of South Market Street.  Cited person came outside and yelled for the dog to return and taken inside.    Court date set for Hoopeston City Court

 

 

Driving while License Revoked, Macon County Warrant (15CF1622)

Possession Controlled Substance, Possession of Meth, Possession with Intent to Deliver

Time:          02:35 AM                       H18-1272    V18-02079

Location:              400 block S 3rd Street

Arrested:              Williams, Nathan D (M) (34) of Cerro Gordo, IL

Details;        Hoopeston Officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violation, while conducting his interaction with the driver, strong odor of Cannabis was emitting from the stopped car.  Investigation rendered the above list of charges, subject was transported to PSB Danville to await bond hearing and extradition back to Macon County on his warrant.   Vehicle was towed from the scene.  

 

 

Possession of Weapon by a Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Time:          10:44pm                                  H18-1286   V18-2118

Location:    700 blk S 1st Av

Arrested:     Bradley David (31) Wellington male

Details:       HPD received a call of a verbal altercation in the area of the above.  Upon

                   arrival officers found what was believed to be a vehicle that was involved in

                   the altercation.  A gun was located in possession of Mr. Bradley.  He was

                   arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported to the PSB in

                   Danville to await arraignment.

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage to Property (city citation)                H18-0730

Date of Report:     2/11/18

Date/Time Arrest: 3/16/18     10:44pm

Arrested:              Bradley David (31) Wellington male

Details:                 On 2/11/18, HPD officers were notified of criminal damage to a seat

                             inside the courtroom at City Hall.  An investigation led to the arrest

                             of Mr. Bradley.  He was taken to HPD, processed and given a city

                             citation and court date.  He was later transported to the PSB on other

                             charges.

                  

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CHRIS LANE to Headline the 75th National Sweetcorn Festival on September 1st!

  The Hoopeston Jaycees announced this morning that Rising Country Star CHRIS LANE will headline this year on September 1st! Newcomers, SMITHFIELD, have also been added to the line-up. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Trey Hughes. This all takes place during The National Sweetcorn Festival at McFerren Park in Hoopeston, IL on Saturday, September 1st. Tickets start at only $20 and ON SALE NOW! For more information check out the festival online at http://www.nationalsweetcornfestival.com 
 
About Chris Lane After touring in the past year with Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini and Rascal Flatts, Lane's been making a name for himself as one of the genre's most groundbreaking new stars: his first single, "Fix," topped the Country radio charts, has been certified GOLD in both the U.S. and Canada, and surpassed both 25.8 million streams on Spotify and 6 million views on Vevo, making waves for how effortlessly it blends progressive pop and that sultry falsetto with his country roots. It's a record-breaker, too: the song has accumulated the most first week single adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history, all 
 
while drawing praise from the likes of Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Daughtry and more. Now, Lane's ready to share Girl Problems with the world, the debut LP produced by Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and released August 5th by Big Loud Records. Check out Chris online at: http://iamchrislane.com/ 
 
About Smithfield Country music's hottest rising duo, Smithfield is continuing to shatter industry norms and prove that with perseverance, anything is possible. The Texas-bred twosome's breakout hit, "Hey Whiskey" put the independent act on the map in country music and will be impacting country radio airwaves on March 26th. To date, "Hey Whiskey" has sold more than 60,000 downloads, accumulated more than 2.7 million streams on Spotify, topped CMT's 12-Pack Countdown and was in the Top 5 on SiriusXM's Hot 30 Countdown for 6 weeks. Smithfield is out streaming, selling, and playing more shows than most emerging acts signed to major labels. 
Currently playing shows nationwide alongside their debut radio tour, the groundbreaking duo has opened for artists including Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Scotty McCreery, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Sara Evans, Old Dominion and more. Consisting of Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith, Smithfield has already tackled career milestones including making their Grand Ole Opry debut and now regularly performing on the historic stage, Ryman Auditorium debut, being named an Artist to Watch by PEOPLE, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, NASH Country Daily and the Huffington Post and two top 5 singles on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown. 
Keep up to date with Smithfield at https://www.smithfieldmusic.com/ 
 

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Car vs. Train Crash in Iroquois County

WHAT:  Car vs. Train Crash 
 
WHERE:   Route 24 @ Route 52 (Iroquois County) 
 
WHEN:  Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:56 p.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  2018 Chevrolet Colorado    Unit Two:  Train              DRIVER:  Unit One:  Richard C. Woodlock, 89, Fowler, IN    Unit Two:  Unknown   
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chevrolet was traveling westbound on Route 24.  The Train was traveling 15 mph northbound, crossing Route 24 and Route 52.  The Chevrolet struck the train.  The driver of the Chevrolet sustained no injuries. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/15/18

Warrant Arrest                       H18-1259   V18-2049

Time:          10:55am

Location:    100 blk E Lincoln

Arrested:     Coty Morgeson (27) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers were called to the area in reference to a suspicious person.  A

                   computer check revealed Mr. Morgeson had an outstanding Champaign County warrant.  He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later

                   transported to the PSB in Danville to await extradition.

 

 

 

Traffic Accident                       H18-1268

Time:                     9:25pm

Location:               300 blk E McCracken

Unit #1:                 1999 Dodge Van driven by Cameron M Brotherton (27) Hoopeston

Unit #2:                 2002 Chevy Pick owned by Nichole Hansen of Hoopeston.

Details:                  Unit 1 backed into Unit 2 while it was legally parked and unoccupied

                               on the street.   No citations issued     

 

 

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