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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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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/13/18

Retail Theft                    H18-1224

Time:                    3:50pm

Location:              415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General

Details:       Hoopeston Police was requested for a theft occurred at the above location suspect left the store without paying for merchandise.   Investigation Continues

 

 

 

 

Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of Controlled Substance(methamphetamine), Possession w/Intent to Deliver, Obstruction of Justice           H18-1231   V18-2003

Date & Time:        March 13, 2018     10:58pm

Location:              4th Street & Young

Arrested #1:          Mindi L Parsons (27) of Champaign

Arrested #2:          Cadence M Hanshew (21) of Brook Indiana

Details:                 Vehicle was stopped and searched.  Upon searching the vehicle

                             more than 15 grams of Cocaine were found in the vehicle and on the driver’s person along with a large amount of cash. Both subjects were taken into custody and later transported to PSB for arraignment.

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4 Ford County Men Arrested by the FBI

On Tuesday, FBI agents arrested four rural East Central Illinois men on a criminal complaint that charges them with possession of a machine gun.

The men arrested and charged are: Michael B. Hari, 47; Joe Morris, 22; Michael McWhorter, 29; and, Ellis Mack, 18, all of Clarence, a rural community approximately 35 miles north of Champaign-Urbana.

FBI agents arrested Hari Tuesday morning as he was traveling to a court appearance in Ford County for a hearing in an alleged assault case pending against Hari.

Hari and Morris made their initial appearances in federal court Tuesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long. McWhorter and Mack will make their respective initial appearances at a date to be determined by the U.S. Clerk of the Court.

The arrest and charges were announced by FBI special agent in Charge Sean Cox of the Springfield Division and U.S. Attorney John E. Childress.

The affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges that the four men were in possession of assault rifles from October 2017 to March 2018. According to the affidavit, law enforcement agents have gathered evidence to indicate that Hari, McWhorter and Morris were responsible for the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minn., on Aug. 5, 2017, and the attempted bombing of the Women’s Health Practice in Champaign on Nov. 7, 2017.

Tuesday morning, law enforcement agents executed search warrants at the home of Hari’s parents in Paxton. According to the affidavit, Hari often stays at his parents’ home because his home has no running water or electricity. A search warrant was also executed at a store/office owned by Hari, located at 100 S. Main Road in Clarence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Springfield Division, FBI Minneapolis Division, University of Illinois Police Department, Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are continuing the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason M. Bohm and Eugene L. Miller are representing the government on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, working in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.

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Iroquois Federal Foundation Flood Donation and Community Support

The Iroquois Federal Foundation announced that they recently made a $20,000 contribution to the Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee to assist with their efforts in helping Iroquois County residents affected by the current flooding disaster. As the damage assessment continues, initial estimates indicate that over 225 homes throughout Iroquois County have been impacted by this disaster.

 

“Iroquois Federal, established in 1883, has always been an active participant in our communities,” stated Walter “Chip” Hasselbring, President and CEO of Iroquois Federal. “In addition to the direct financial support provided to the community, we will again establish a special flood deposit account for flood damage insurance checks.  Flood victims will earn a higher rate of interest for a period of time while waiting for the repairs or raising of their homes. Our loan officers continue to work with our borrowers and other residents to discuss options to mediate other issues associated with the flooding. And our team at Iroquois Insurance is well versed on benefits, costs and availability of flood insurance for individuals both in and out of the designated flood hazard area.

In fact, our staff at all locations continue to be active volunteers, donating hours of personal service along with financial expertise; assisting neighbors, families, friends, schools, churches and many other local community organizations in both good times and not-so-good times. This kind of effort and commitment truly makes a difference.”

 

The Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee, a 501(c)3 designated organization was formed in 2008 when Watseka and Iroquois County experienced two 100-year floods within 45 days. The committee consists of many individuals representing various relief organizations throughout Iroquois County.

 

The Iroquois Federal Foundation was established in July, 2011 and since that time has awarded over $1,370,000 to 501(c)3 organizations in the Illinois counties of Champaign, Iroquois, Kankakee, and Vermilion and the Osage Beach, Missouri area.  

 

The Foundation has identified five areas that it emphasizes in support: affordable housing, education, health and human services, youth programs and general community improvement.  Grant applicants must demonstrate Section 501(c)3 or other non-profit status and relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/9/18-3/11/18

Fire Call

Time:          6:29pm

Location:    800 block of N 6th Ave

Details:        HFD responded to the above in reference to the smell of fire in the residence.

 

Fire Call

Time:          8:57pm

Location:    800 block of S 3rd st

Details:       HFD responded to the above in reference to smoke showing on the porch.

 

Disobeying Police (city citation)                 H18-1162

Time:          7:43pm

Location:    800 blk E Young

Arrested:     Gerardo Torres (37) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers were called to the above location on a possible domestic disturbance.

                   Mr. Torres refused to cooperate with officers and was arrested on city ordinance violation of Disobeying Police.  He was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a city citation and city court date.

 

Theft (Retail)                 H18-1172

Time:          11:38 AM

Location:    415 S Dixie Highway, Dollar General Store

Arrested:     Julie A Mullen (F) (47) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time, Dollar General contacted HPD reference to a theft that had just occurred from the store.  Suspect vehicle information was provided, and it returned to Hoopeston.  Officer responded to the store to view evidence, while he was there the suspect came to HPD to surrender herself on the above charge.   Court Date was set for Hoopeston City Court.  Notice to Appear issued and subject was released from custody.  Court April 5th 2018,

 

 

Driving While Licenses Revoked               H18-1174

Time:                    12:38 pm

Location:              500 block W Elm Street

Arrested:              Hofer, Matthew M (M) (34) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time the arrestee was transported to HPD and processed on the above charge.  He was caught driving.  Subject was issued a citation and court date for Vermilion County Court. 

 

Driving While License Suspended, Obstructing Justice

Time:          10:57pm

Location:    400 blk E Honeywell

Arrested:     Aaron Cannon (26) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Cannon was driving for a traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license.

                   Subject was arrested for DWLS and obstruction for trying to destroy evidence.

                   He was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Theft of Gasoline           H18-1198

Time:          4:37pm

Location:    Casey’s General Store 1022 W Penn Street

Details:       At the above time it was reported a light blue pickup truck

                   pumped approximately $57.00 of gas and left without paying.

 

Driving While License Revoked                          H18-1202

Time:          11:24pm

Location:    Market/Washington

Arrested:     Brandi Warner (28) Wellington female

Details:       HPD stopped the vehicle that Ms. Warner was driving for a traffic violation.

                   A computer check revealed that she had a revoked driver’s license.  She was

                   arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later released after paying bond and given a traffic citation and court date.    

 

 

 

                                                 

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Loda Man loses life in accident

No foul play is suspected in the death of a Loda man who went missing from Penfield and was found three days later underneath his crashed pickup truck in a Ford County ditch.

Ford County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Duffy said in a news release that 47-year-old Daniel Starkey was last seen with friends at a Penfield tavern around 9 p.m. Sunday and was reported missing on Monday.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, a passer-by spotted Mr. Starkey’s 2004 F250 pickup truck in a drainage ditch near Clarence on Ford County Road 2600 East, near County Road 250 North. 

Duffy said it appears the truck was northbound when it left the road to the west, striking and damaging a bridge guard rail. The truck then entered an approximately 20-foot-deep ditch, impacting the embankment.

Mr. Starkey was ejected from the truck and was found under the truck in the drainage ditch, which had about 3 feet of water flowing in it, Duffy said.

Mr. Starkey was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday by Ford County Coroner Rick Flessner.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

Duffy said an investigation into the crash was not complete as of Thursday morning.

Assisting at the crash site were Rankin firefighters, Paxton firefighters, Paxton Emergency Management Agency personnel and Reynolds Towing.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3/8/18

Driving While License Suspended                      H18-1128

Time:          2:47am

Location:    1100 blk S Dixie Hwy

Arrested:     Jeena Joza (29) Fairmount female

Details:       While on patrol, the vehicle that Ms. Joza was driving was stopped by HPD

                   officers for an equipment violation.  A computer check revealed that subject

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

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

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report March 7, 2016

Vehicle Accident H18-1124
Time: 10:01pm
Location: 9th Av/Penn
Unit #1: 2005 Ford Pickup driven by Bradlee Herman (17) (M) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2009 GMC Truck driven by Samuel Livingston (18) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit #2 pulled into a driveway at the above location behind 
Unit #1 at the same time Unit #1 was backing out of the driveway.  No
injuries were reported, no tickets were issued and both vehicles were
insured.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report March 6, 2018

Traffic Accident H18-1100
Time: 8:44am
Location: 300 blk S Market
Unit #1: 2009 ford escape driven by Angela Timmons (18) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2008 Chrysler van driven by Amy Young (33) of Hoopeston
Details: While in line to drop off mail Unit 1 attempted to back out of line and hit
Unit 2 who was in line behind Unit 1.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report March 5, 2018

Found Wallet
Time: 11:30 AM
Details: At the above time, a wallet was turned into an officer.  Owner may claim the wallet at HPD.   Owner is Joseph Michael Castaneda.  
 
Fraud/Identity Theft H18-1091
Time: 3:06 pm
Location: 900 blk E. Main
Complainant: 58 yo Hoopeston female
Details: Officer responded to 500 blk S. Dixie Highway in reference to a fraud/identity theft complaint that occurred in the above location. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report for Weekend of March 2-4, 2018

U. S. Counterfeit Currency  H18-1038
Date & Time: March 2, 2018     2:05pm
Location: 221 Bank Street
Complainant: First Farmer’s Bank
Details: Bank reported they received a counterfeit $100 bill. 
 
Burglary to Auto H18-1052
Time: 7 am to 10:30 am
Location: 423 N Dixie Highway Heritage Health Care 
Complainant:   19 year old Rankin Woman 
Details: At the above time, Hoopeston Police received complaint from the caller stating that person(s) unknown and without permission had entered their vehicle, removing items.  
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 3-1-18

Fire Call
Date & Time: March 1, 2018    5:19pm
Location: Centennial Manor Apartments
Details: HFD was dispatched for smoke on the 2nd floor.  HFD was unable
locate the source of smoke and it was cleared out.
 
 
Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass To Property    H18-1022
Date & Time: March 1, 2018     4:40pm
Location: 800 blk E Washington
Complainant: Hoopeston homeowners
Details: Complainant reported damage to window made while unknown
person(s) tried to make entry to residence.
 
 
Criminal Damage To Property H18-1027
Date & Time: March 1, 2018    5:35pm
Location: 200 blk E Main Street
Complainant: New Beginnings Church
Details: Report was made for graffiti on building
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-28-18

Fire Call 
Time:           9:06 pm
Location:      400 block S 3rd Street 
Details: HFD dispatched to report of an oven on fire in the home.   No reports of injuries, or damage at the time of the call.     
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-26-18

Fire Call
Time: 3:16am
Location: 800 block of E. Main
Details: HFD responded to the above location in reference to a CO detector going off in the residence.
 
 
Criminal Damage to Auto H18-0956
Time:    09:12 AM 
Location: 400 block S Market Street 
Complainant: 23 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: HPD was requested to investigate the complaint of damage done to the complainant’s car while it was parked in the area overnight.  
 
 
 
Cannabis Prohibited (City Ord) H18-0957
Time: 11:30 AM 
Location: Centennial Manor Apartment Building 426 E Honeywell Ave.
Complainant: Vermilion County Housing Authority 
Arrested: Foster, Vicki Lee (F) (55) of Hoopeston 
Details: At the above time, Hoopeston PD responded to a complaint of strong odor of cannabis coming from an apartment in the complex. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the arrestee had admitted to consuming the product. She was mailed a Notice to Appear.  
 
 
Burglary to Auto H18-0967
Time: 7:49pm
Location: 700 block of E. Thompson 
Complainant: 18 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD when person(s) unknown took a hover board from her vehicle without her knowledge or permission. An investigation continues.   
 

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police
District 21
WHAT: Fatal Crash
 
WHERE: Route 1 @ 500 N (Iroquois County)
 
WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
 
VEHICLE: Unit One: White 2013 Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer
Unit Two: Blue 2009 Chevrolet HHR
Unit Three: Maroon 2015 Ford Fusion
Unit Four: Black 2017 Dodge Caravan
 
DRIVER: Unit One: Kenneth R. Swanson, 53, Midlothian
Unit Two: Glenn W. Kolzow, 75, Lafayette, IN (Deceased)
Unit Three: Seth T. Moody, 29, Danville
Unit Four: David K.Y. Chin, 42, Urbana
PASSENGERS: Unit Four: Stephen J. Robbins, 70, Rantoul
 
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chevrolet was traveling
northbound on Route 1. The Chevrolet came to a stop at the intersection
of 500N Rd waiting for on-coming traffic to clear in order to turn
westbound onto 500N Rd. The Semi was traveling northbound on Route
1 behind the Chevrolet. The Ford and Dodge were traveling southbound
on Route 1 at the same location. The Semi failed to stop, striking the
Chevrolet. The Chevrolet was pushed into oncoming traffic, striking the
Ford and Dodge. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to a local 
hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver and
passenger of the Dodge were transported to a local hospital with minor
injuries.
 
CHARGES: The driver of the Semi was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to
avoid a crash. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-23-18

Warrant Arrest H18-0931
Time: 7:36pm
Location: 700 blk S 3rd St
Arrested: Jeremy Clingenpeel (39) Oakwood male
Details: HPD officers were called to the area in reference to a suspicious vehicle.
A computer check revealed Mr. Clingenpeel had an outstanding warrant
through Ford County.  He was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  He was
later released after posting bond and given a new court date.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-22-18

Retail Theft (City Ord) H18-0904
Time: 09:34 AM
Location: Jerry’s IGA 1030 W Chestnut Street 
Arrested: Kochell, Helen C (F) (86) of Fowler Indiana 
Details: Hoopeston Police was summoned to IGA reference to a female in custody for theft from the business.   The arrestee was followed to HPD where she was processed and released on a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.   
 
 
 
Traffic Accident H18-0911
Date & Time: February 22, 2018    5:30pm
Location: Tedd’s Beverage 101 W Main
Unit #1: 2001 Chevy Truck driven by Tracy Grabinski ((50) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2008 Ford Focus driven by Eleanor Mann (85) of Hoopeston
Details: While in parking lot Unit 1 backed into Unit 2 that was parked 
behind it.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-21-18

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
(City citations) H18-0882
Time:    1:36am
Location:    Parkview Court
Complainant:  20 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:    Gage Fouse (23) Hoopeston male
Details:    HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of an unknown male
   wearing a mask and knocking on the complainant’s door displaying a gun. 
   Officers found Mr. Fouse who admitting to being at the apartment, but he did
   not have a gun.  The witness identified subject, he was arrested and taken to
   HPD.  He was later released on a notice to appear in city court.  
 
 
 
Fire Call
Date & Time: February 21, 2018  5:45pm
Location: 300 blk Dice Street
Details: Fire Department was dispatched for strong smell of gas coming from 
inside and outside the above location.  Ameren also responded.
Homeowner on scene, gas turned off.
 
 
 
Possession of Cannabis 30 -500g, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, 
Driving While License Suspended, Failure to Register Sex Offender
H18-0892    V18-01382
Date & Time: February 21, 2018    4:51pm
Location: 900 blk E Main
Arrested: Andrew W. Williamson (28) of Danville
Details: HPD responded to above location for an occupied vehicle in a field.
Upon arrival a computer check on the driver returned with a suspended
Illinois driver’s license and that he was a non compliant registered sex offender. Upon further check, cannabis was found on
the subject’s body along with a large amount of cash.  He was 
transported to HPD where he was processed and later taken to PSB
for arraignment.
 

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Iroquois County EMA Press Release

Flooding is occurring throughout Iroquois County. Heavy rains, snow melt, and partially flooded ground has led to flash, road, and small creek flooding. All of Iroquois County has minor impacts.
 
Throughout last night and this evening, there have been a number of vehicles getting stuck in flooded roads. No injuries have been reported. As water drains and flows, roads may clear and flood rapidly. Do not drive across a flooded roadway. Drive with caution, especially at night.
 
Multiple jurisdictions have experienced in-town flooding, including Stockland, Milford, and Cissna Park. Rural areas are flooding as well. Woodland and Watseka are preparing for river flooding. Only a handful of residential flooding has occurred so far, not including basement seepage. Iroquois County EMA has opened the Emergency Operations Center, and is tracking damage and coordinating resources and situational awareness throughout Iroquois County. Presently, Sugar Creek and Iroquois River are both in major flood stage. Residents in flood-prone areas are highly encouraged to prepare in case of evacuation.
 
The American Red Cross will open up a shelter for residents that need to evacuate at Trinity Church in Watseka starting at 17:00 (5 PM) tonight. This shelter is open to all evacuated residents in Iroquois County.
 
Iroquois County Animal Control is opening an animal shelter. If you need to evacuate and need a safe place for your pets, contact Animal Control through 911.
 
Iroquois County EMA will send out updates. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-20-18

Fire Call
Time: 5:44pm
Location: 800 blk W Main
Details: HFD was paged out due to the smell of smoke inside the residence.  Fire 
department found water in the furnace.
 
Fire Call
Time: 10:23pm
Location: 800 blk E Maple
Details: HFD was paged out due to the smell of smoke inside the residence.  Fire
department found water in the basement and all pilot lights were extinguished.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/13/2018

Theft (Under) H18-0682 
Date of Incident: February 7, 2018    12PM
Location: 400 block W Lincoln Street 
Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Arrested: Jeff H Chandler (43) (M) of Hoopeston 
Time of Arrest: 1pm 
Date of Arrest: February 13, 2018 
Details: On February 7th, HPD officers made a report in reference to stolen property.
The next day, the property was recovered and given back to the owner.  After an investigation, Mr. Chandler was found and arrested for theft.  He was processed and released with a Notice to Appear.
 
Wanted on Warrant H18-0760 V18-1176
Time: 4:35pm
Location: 400 blk N Market
Arrested: David Cannon (38) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to the report of a possible illegal burn. Once on scene, officers made contact with Mr. Cannon. A computer check revealed he had an active warrant issued by Vermilion County. He was taken into custody, transported to HPD where he was processed, and later transported to the PSB. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/12/2018

Wanted on Warrant; Driving While License Suspended
Time: 12:18am
Location: 1000 block of S. Dixie Highway
Arrested: Joseph Martinico (47) of Hoopeston
Details: After conducting a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Mr. Martinico did not have a valid driver’s license and also had an outstanding warrant through Ford County. Subject was taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition. 
 
 
Traffic Accident (Minor PI) H18-0747
Time: 11:56 AM
Location: 800 block E Seminary Avenue Hoopeston 
Unit 1: 2010 Ford Utility driven by Jessica Lange (F) (35) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2005 Ford Escape driven by Katherine E Rigdon-Mikel of Rossville (F) (45)
Details:  Hoopeston Police was requested to investigate an accident that occurred at the above location.  Unit #1 was traveling northbound on 8th St when it approached the intersection of E. Seminary.  Due to extremely icy road and slope of the road, 
Unit #1 slid into the path of Unit #2, who was traveling eastbound on Seminary.  Both units were insured. Arrow EMS was dispatched for minor injuries.  Unit #2 was cited for No Valid Registration.
 
Traffic Accident PD H18-0748
Time: 3:26pm
Location: 600 blk W Orange
Unit 1: 2007 Chevrolet 4D driven by Corey Legan (M)(27) of Cissna Park
Unit 2: 2007 Dodge Pickup driven by Ryley Watson (M)(18) of Rossville
Details: HPD officers responded to an accident at the above location.  Both Unit 1 and
Unit 2 were traveling westbound on W Orange St.  Unit 2 slowed down due to 
traffic when Unit 1 failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident and struck Unit 2.
No injuries were reported, no citations issued and both units were insured.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/9/2018-2/11/2018

Fire Call
Time: 09:23 AM
Location: 500 block S Market Street 
Details:     A strong odor of Natural Gas could be smell outside of the building, HFD was dispatched and Ameren contacted to respond to the area.    No report of injuries.   The scene was turned over to Ameren to follow up on.  
 
 
Bicycles Recovered H18-0691
Time: 11 AM
Location: 100 block E Lincoln Street 
Details: 2 bikes were found in the area   1.  Huffy Red Silver Bike 
2. Kent Freestyle,  Pink black, 
Owners of the bikes may come to HPD to claim them.
 
 
Recovered Bicycle H18-0693
Time: 12:23 PM
Location: 102 E Thompson Avenue 
Details:     Chrome bicycle was located along the trees by McCord Trucking property. 
Owner may ID at HPD 
 
 
Burglary to Auto H18-0694
Time: 12:39 PM
Location: VFW Parking Lot 428 W Orange Street 
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: At the above time person(s) unknown and without permission removed a black purse from a vehicle parked on the lot.  
 
Traffic Accident H18-0706
Time: 9:08am
Location: 1030 W Chestnut St, Jerry’s IGA 
Unit 1: 1997 Chevy 4D driven by Dylan Slaughter (M)(17) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2004 Jeep driven by Jasmine Sills (F)(23) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Police were requested to respond to the parking lot to investigate
an accident.  Unit 1 was stationary in a parking spot, went to exit the vehicle
and did not see Unit 2 approaching.  Unit 1 opened his door to exit into the path
of Unit 2.  No injuries were reported and both units were insured.
 
Warrant Arrest, Driving While License Revoked H18-0718
Time: 12:37am
Location: Main/Bank
Arrested: Patrick Henning (44) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers performed a traffic stop on Mr. Henning after they noticed
the car he was driving had an expired registration.  A computer check revealed
that subject’s driver’s license was revoked, and he had an outstanding warrant
through Vermilion County.  He was taken to HPD, processed and later released
after posting bond and receiving a traffic citation. 
 
Traffic Accident H18-0724
Time: 09:46 AM
Location: 100 block S 4th Street 
Unit 1: 2008 Chevy Coupe driven by Megan M Brewster (F) (30) of Hoopeston 
Unit 2: 2017 GMC Arcadia driven by Misti D Kaag (F) (54) of Hoopeston 
Details: Hoopeston Police responded to report of Accident PD only in the 100 block of 
South 4th Street.     Unit 1 is at fault unit, and driver was cited for Failure to Obtain Insurance on the Vehicle.   No injuries reported at the time of report.  
 
 
 
Counterfeit Currency H18-0726 
Time: 1:03 pm 
Location: Hoopeston Coin Laundry, 209 S 1st Avenue 
Details: An employee called HPD to come to the business reference to a counterfeit $20 bill being used.   Upon arrival officer spoke to the employee who said a customer tried to use the bill and they retained it.   The customer reported that the bill was obtained as change in Danville.    
 
Warrant Arrest H18-0731
Time: 7:50pm
Location: 301 W Main St, Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Kayla Petty (23) Hoopeston female
Details: Ms. Petty turned herself into the Hoopeston Police Department on an outstanding
Iroquois County warrant for Failure to Appear.  Subject was processed and 
released after posting bond. 
 
Criminal Trespass to Real Property; Disorderly Conduct H18-0732
Time: 9:04pm
Location: 700 block of S. 1st Ave
Arrested: Robin Irvin () of Hoopeston
Details: Officer were dispatched in reference to a female refusing to leave the above location. Once on scene Irvin was taken into custody and taken to HPD where she was charged with the above, processed and later released with a mandatory court date.
 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/8/2018

Criminal Damage to Auto H18-0676
Time: 5:30 PM
Date of Damage: February 7, 2018 
Location: McDonalds 824 S Dixie Hwy. 
Complainant: 77 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: On the above listed date the complainant had damage done to their vehicle while it was parked at the above location.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/7/2018

Criminal Damage to State Supported Property, Battery, Criminal Trespass H18-0656  V18-1016 
Time: 04:07 AM 
Location: Centennial Manor 426 E Honeywell Avenue 
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston Female 
Arrested: 17 Year old Hoopeston Juvenile Female 
Details: HPD was dispatched to the above location in reference to a battery that had just occurred. Arrestee was found and taken into custody and later transported to Juvenile Detention Center in Danville to appear before a judge.  
 
 
Traffic Accident (PD Only) H18-0658
Time: 08:14 am
Location: S 4th Street & E Penn Street 
Unit 1: 2007 Dodge Caravan, driven by Carly L Buckley (F) (30) of Hoopeston 
Unit 2: 2011 KIA Sorrento driven by Kellie M Sheppard (F) (41) of Hoopeston 
Details:    HPD was requested to an accident scene,   Unit 1 went to go north bound on 4th Street and did not see unit 2 which was west bound on Penn Street.  Unit 1 entered the intersection without stopping was hit by Unit 2.   Both Units Insured, No Injuries No citations, both units driven away from scene.   
 
Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H18-0661
Time: 3:32 pm
Location: 900 blk E. Young
Arrested: Aura Nelson (40) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a possible domestic disturbance. Once on scene, the above subject refused to comply with officers. She was charged with the above and taken to HPD where she was processed and released with a city NTA. 
 
Fire Recuse Call
Time: 6:22 pm 
Location: 3850 N & State Route 1
Details: HFD, HPD, and Arrow Ambulance responded to report of a traffic accident with injuries and possible entrapment.   Vermilion County Sheriff Department handled the investigation.  
 

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ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

WHAT:  Double Fatal Traffic Crash 
WHERE:    Illinois Route 1 at Vermilion County 3870 E Road (Between Rossville and Hoopeston)  
WHEN:  February 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm 
DRIVERS:  Unit 1: Male, 52, IL (Deceased, Name withheld pending family notification.) 
   Unit 2: Female, 59, IL (Deceased, Name withheld pending family notification.) 
VEHICLES:   Unit 1:  Pick-up truck 
    Unit 2:  Minivan 
PRELIMINARY:     Illinois State Police are investigating a double fatal crash on Illinois Route 1 at Vermilion County Road 3870 North.  Preliminary crash investigation revealed the driver of Unit 1 was northbound and Unit 2 was southbound.  The driver of Unit 1 crossed the center line for an unknown reason.  Unit 1 struck Unit 2 head-on in the southbound lanes.  The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of Unit 2 was air-lifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later succumbed to her injuries.  The crash is still under investigation. 
SEATBELTS: Unknown   
TRANSPORTS: Driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene.  Driver of Unit 2 was air-lifted from the scene to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.   
CHARGES:   None 
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Oakwood Man Pulled From Pond "Died Doing What He Enjoyed"

DANVILLE — Vermilion County residents are remembering an 84-year-old Oakwood area man, who died a day after an ice-fishing accident on Monday, as an avid fisherman who shared his love of the recreational activity with anyone who would listen.
"Jack was one of those guys who, if you started talking with him about fishing, you wouldn't get away," Jamie Pasquale, the Vermilion County Conservation District's director of operations, said fondly of John "Jack" Leverenz, a longtime seasonal employee. "He was so knowledgeable about fishing."
"He just loved the water," added Mr. Leverenz's son, Mike, his voice choked with emotion.
"He always joked he wanted to die with a fishing pole in his hands," he continued, adding his family is taking comfort knowing that "at least he died doing what he enjoyed."
Mr. Leverenz was ice-fishing on a pond at the Pollywog Association late Monday morning, when he fell through about a half inch of ice into the frigid water.
The Vermilion County sheriff's office was called to the area, southeast of Oakwood, around 12:05 p.m.
"We had a call that someone could be heard yelling for help," Capt. Eric Deck said.
Deck said it was initially thought the cries were coming from a wooded area. Then a man was sighted floating in a pond.
Deck said one of the first deputies on the scene tried to throw the man a life jacket, but he was too weak to grab it.
Then a neighbor offered a kayak, which Deck used to paddle out to the man, who was about 25 feet from the shore.
"He was about to go under," Deck said, adding he was able to hold on to the man until members of the sheriff's dive team could put him in a rescue basket and pull him to safety.
Deck said the air temperature was only about 12 or 13 degrees, so the water temperature was likely 30 to 35 degrees. He estimated the man may have been in the water for about an hour.
The man was rushed to OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was treated for hypothermia.
 
Mike Leverenz said hospital staff brought his father's body temperature up, but he passed away in the intensive care unit a little after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
He said his mom, Carol; brother Mark; children Russ and Megan; other family members; and longtime fishing buddy Dave Redenbaugh were by Mr. Leverenz's side.
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Mr. Leverenz worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, Mike Leverenz said. He said his dad had a mail route in Danville for 26 years, then was in charge of vehicle maintenance until he retired at age 57.
Later, Mr. Leverenz was hired as a seasonal worker for the conservation district. Pasquale said he worked from roughly mid-April or May through September or October, doing maintenance and cleanup and overseeing the concession stand at the Lake Vermilion boat ramp.
"He knew all of the boaters down there," Mike Leverenz said.
He also met many people through the conservation district's pontoon boat rides, Pasquale said.
"He took groups, sometimes up to 19 people at a time, on tours of the lake," Pasquale said, adding Mr. Leverenz was good with people. "He loved that. ... Once, we called him to say we had a ride. He said, 'I've got a doctor's appointment, but let me call to see if I can change my appointment.'
"He was a great employee, continued Pasquale, who said fellow co-workers were "deeply saddened" by his passing.
"He had a great personality. He loved to work. He was in his 80s, but you would have thought he was in his 60s. He felt like if he retired, he wouldn't enjoy life. He wanted to be out there and stay busy."
Mike Leverenz said as soon as his dad retired from the post office, he fished "pretty much" every day.
"I would say he fished about 360 days a year," he said. "Maybe he'd stay in if the weather was really bad. But he'd always say (that) he wasn't going to catch any fish for supper sitting on the couch.
"He would catch everything — bass, crappie, blue gill," his son said, adding his dad's favorite fishing spot was the Pollywogs, which he knew well.
 
Mike Leverenz said he helped his dad put on fish fries about four times a year.
"Every two years, he'd have a huge one," he said, adding his dad would lay out bags of fish, and he'd fry them. "There were many times we cooked over 500 fish filets."
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Redenbaugh met Mr. Leverenz 30 years ago when he started delivering his mail.
About two years later, Redenbaugh mentioned that he went fishing with his father-in-law in Sullivan.
"He wanted to know what kind of poles and reels I had, and told me I should have this and that," Redenbaugh recalled with a laugh.
"He taught me how to fish, basically," Redenbaugh continued. "He taught a lot of people in Vermilion County about fishing and tackle. ... He got me into the Illini Bass Fishing Club, and he sponsored me at the Pollywogs, and even helped me buy my first boat. We'd go to the Pollywogs, and he would tell me how to cast, where to retrieve. He was really good about explaining how to do things the way he felt they should be done, and I would always listen. He was an outstanding fisherman."
Redenbaugh said his friend holds a world record for catching the largest grass carp on ultralight tackle.
"He was fishing for crappie, and he hooked into a 65-pound grass carp, and he landed it," he said. "It took him close to an hour ... but he was really patient. He would play it and get it worn out and get it into the boat."
Redenbaugh said the two took a fishing trip on Lake Michigan with Big Bird Charters — owned by Jim Condor of Danville — and caught salmon and lake trout. They were planning on going to the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds later this month.
"I'm going to miss him," Redenbaugh said.
At the hospital, he prayed for his friend to pull through.
"It didn't work," he said. "The minister said, 'I bet Jack's up in heaven now teaching people how to fish.'"

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/2/18-2/4/18

Criminal Trespass To Property H18-0569
Date & Time: February 2, 2018   6:23pm
Location: 700 blk S 1st Avenue
Arrested: Robin N Irvin (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody and charged with above after being
on the property of an address from which she was officially banned.
She was transported to HPD where she was processed and released
after posting bond.
 
Found Keys
Date:   January 29, 2018 
Location:      800 block of E Honeywell Avenue 
Details:   Key ring containing 4 keys were turned into the police department, owner may id them at City Hall.  
 
 
Fire Call
Time: 1:10pm
Location: 110 E Orange Street Cremonski Trucking
Details: HFD & Hoopeston Arrow responded to a report of a crane on fire on the lot. 
HFD arrived on scene, no injuries reported, no estimate on damage.  
 
 
Warrant Arrest H18-0585    V18-00928
Date & Time: February 3, 2018    5:54pm
Location: HPD  301 W Main St
Arrested: Kyle B Ponton (27) of Kankakee
Details: Ponton came to HPD to file an unrelated complaint.  Computer check
revealed outstanding Iroquois County warrant 15TR1586 for
Failure To Appear/Driving While Revoked.  He was transported
to PSB in Danville to await extradition from Iroquois County Sheriff’s
Office.
 
Aggravated Domestic Battery H18-0577   V18-00920
Time & Date: February 3, 2018 12:39 pm 
Location: 500 S 6th Avenue, Parkview Court Housing Complex 
Complainant: 20 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Arrested: Crosby, Nireu Pharon (M) (21) of Hoopeston 
Details:     At the above time and date, the complainant had HPD summoned to report the above incident.   Mr. Crosby was located in the complex and taken into custody pending investigation.  Upon completion of the investigation Mr. Crosby was arrested on the above charge, process at HPD and transported to the PSB to appear before a judge.  
 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2-1-18

Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H18-0546
Time: 2:40pm
Location: 500 block of E. Main
Arrested: Sabbin Jackson (30) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a loud verbal dispute.
While on scene Jackson refused to cooperate. Jackson taken to HPD, charged with the above, and later released with a Notice to Appear in City Court. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report January 29, 2018

Burglary To Auto H18-0501
Date & Time: January 29, 2018    7:30am
Location: 200 blk E Wyman
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston man
Details: During the night unknown subject(s) broke a window on his 
vehicle and removed work tools without his permission
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-26-18 through 1-28-18

Possession Drug Paraphernalia & Speeding Citation H18-0455
Time: 11:45 am
Location: 900 block S Dixie Highway 
Arrested: Andy A Alkire (M) (46) of Hoopeston 
Details: At the above time, the arrested was stopped for Traffic Offense of Speeding, and it was observed paraphernalia in the vehicle.    Transported to Hoopeston Police Department where he was processed and later released with court dates.  
 
 
Battery; Solicitation of a Minor; Wanted on Warrant H18-0456 V18-0676
Time: 21:41pm
Location: 800 block of E. Seminary
Arrested: Charles D. Bodies (36) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the above location for a call in reference to solicitation of a minor. After an investigation Mr. Bodies was taken into custody and transported to HPD. A computer check also revealed that the subject had an outstanding Champaign county warrant.  Mr. Bodies was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.
 
 
Criminal Trespass H18-0460
Time: 8:36pm
Location: 700 block of First Ave
Arrested: Skylar Pickett (26) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD was called to the above in reference to Mr. Pickett who was known to be banned from the property. After making contact with the subject he was taken to HPD on the above charges, processed and later released with a court date after posting bond
 
Battery (city ordinance) H18-0465
Time: 1:28 am
Location: 300 blk E. Main
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Haley Edwards (21) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers met with the complainant in the lobby of HPD in reference to a battery complaint. Officers located Ms. Edwards and arrested her for city ordinance violation of battery. 
 
 
Rescue Call
Time: 12:22 pm 
Location: 18000 block State Route 9 
Details: At the above time, HFD was dispatched to respond to assist Hoopeston Arrow Ambulance with a male subject reported trapped.   Male that was injured was removed from under the machinery.  Victim was turned over to Hoopeston Arrow and fire units cleared the scene at 12:40pm.
 
Criminal Damage to Auto H18-0470
Date & Time: January 28, 2018     8:17am
Location: 200 blk W Maple
Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported that sometime during the night unknown subject(s)
punctured a hole in a tire on his Semi truck while it was parked at
above location.
 
Trespassing (City Ordinance) H18-0483
Time: 2:19 pm
Location: 600 blk W. Elm
Complainant: 21 year old Rantoul female
Arrested: Mona Perez (32) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a possible trespassing complaint. Once on scene, it was learned that the suspect was still in the area. Ms. Perez was located, transported to HPD on the above charges, processed, and released on a city NTA. 
 
Criminal Trespass H18-0488
Time: 5:24 PM
Location: 700 block of First Ave
Arrested: Skylar Pickett (26) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD was called to the above in reference to Mr. Pickett who was known to be banned from the property. After making contact with the subject he was taken to HPD on the above charges, processed and later released with a court date after posting bond. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report January 25, 2018

Stolen Bicycle H18-0437
Date & Time: January 25, 2018   4:15pm
Location: Parkview Court
Details: Stolen red Mongoose bicycle reported.  Occurred overnight
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-24-18

Fire Call (Mutual Aid RFD)
Time: 10:40 AM
Location: 200 block Henderson Street Rossville 
Details: HFD was dispatched to mutual aid to assist them with a fully involved house fire that had occurred.  
 
Fire Call
Date & Time: January 24, 2018    3:46pm
Location: 200 blk W Main
Details: HFD responded to an activated fire alarm.  Upon arrival
maintenance personnel on the scene advised it was a false alarm
 
 
 
Found Glasses:  Purple pair of eyeglasses were found at Parkview Court and turned into HPD
 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE THE USE OF ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS

PESOTUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the
ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSC) in Champaign County during March. The use of
RSCs combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the
motoring public.
The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working the detail will be watchful
for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked
driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, and most importantly:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
- Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
- Speeding;
- Distracted Driving; and,
- All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in
Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving.
RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This
project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT ALCOHOL COUNTERMEASURE ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

PESOTUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the
ISP will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Champaign, Macon, and
Vermilion Counties during March. ACE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and
taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal
transportation or consumption of alcohol or drugs.
The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working the detail will be watchful
for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked
driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, and most importantly:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
- Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
- Speeding;
- Distracted Driving; and,
- All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in
Illinois. There is one alcohol-related traffic fatality every 53 minutes in the United States. The ACE
program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous DUI offenders from the road.
This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT OCCUPANT RESTRAINT ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

PESOTUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the
ISP will conduct an Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) in Champaign and Vermilion
Counties during March. OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws.
Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up!
Safety belts are still one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles, estimated to save nearly
14,000 lives each year. Half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled
up. The objective of this program is to increase occupant restraint compliance through education,
child seat inspections, and enforcement.
“Click It or Ticket”
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-23-18

Violation Order of Protection 
Time: 5:44pm
Location: 600 block of S. 7th St.
Arrested: Sasha R. Lanham (43) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a possible domestic situation.
A computer check revealed that there was an active Order of Protection against Lanham. She was taken to HPD where she was processed and later transported to PSB.
 
 
Traffic Accident H18-0398
Time: 7:46pm
Location: 800 block of E. Penn
Unit #1: 2007 Ford 4 door driven by Elizabeth Strawser of Hoopeston 
Unit #2: 2009 Toyota (parked and unoccupied) owned by Curtis Knecht of Hoopeston 
Details: At above time and date, HPD, HFD and Arrow ambulance were dispatched
in reference to a vehicle accident with unknown injuries.  Unit 1 was 
southbound and failed to negotiate a turn eastbound at the intersection of
7th St and Penn.  Unit 1 struck Unit 2 that was parked and unoccupied.  No
tickets were issued.  Minor child was taken to Carle ER for observation.
 

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ISP Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Daniel A.
Neiman, 31, of Crescent City for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon;
Zachary J. Lynch, 20, of Bonfield for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor; and
Mustafa Musawwir, 31, of Lincolnwood for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:03 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle disabled on the right shoulder
on I-57 southbound at milepost 300. The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke
with the driver, Daniel Neiman. A Bradley Police Department K9 unit was called for
assistance and the canine alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle
revealed ammunition and drug paraphernalia. Neiman was placed under arrest and
transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing. Neiman was charged with
Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On January 21, 2018 at approximately 10:04 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was
dispatched to a crash on Route 17 at 8000 W Road. The trooper arrived on scene and
spoke with the driver, Zachary Lynch. Lynch showed signs of alcohol impairment.
Lynch was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for
processing. Lynch was charged with Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Lynch
was also issued citations for failure to yield turning left and operating an uninsured
motor vehicle.
On January 22, 2018 at approximately 3:41 A.M., and Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle swerving all over the roadway
on I-57 southbound at milepost 284. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with
the driver, Mustafa Musawwir. Musawwir showed signs of drug impairment. Musawwir
was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.
Musawwir was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Musawwir was also
issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor
vehicle, driving with expired license plates, and improper use of left lane.
Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County
Sheriff’s Department.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-22-18

Fire Call 
Time: 10:11 AM 
Location: Centennial Manor 426 E Honeywell Ave 
Details:    At the above time, HFD, HPD, and Arrow Hoopeston all responded to report of an electrical box shorting out and smoking.   Ameren also responded to the scene to assist with the situation.   No Report of Injuries or Damages at the time of the call.
 
Wanted on Warrant H18-0374 V18-0556
Time: 10:53am
Location: 700 block of 1st Ave
Arrested: Ambrosio Ybarra (20) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD responded to the above location for a subject to be removed from the property. A computer check revealed that Mr. Ybarra had an outstanding warrant through Vermilion County. Ybarra was taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported the PSB 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-20/21-18

Criminal Damage to Property (city ordinance) H18-0348
Time:    9:59pm
Location:    400 blk E Honeywell
Complainant:  27 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested:    Bradley David (31) Hoopeston male
Details:    HPD officers were called to the area in reference to a disturbance.  During
   the investigation, it was found that Mr. David had damaged a phone 
   belonging to the complainant.  Subject was arrested, taken to HPD and
   processed.  He was later released on a notice to appear in city court. 
 
Disobeying Police (city ordinance) H18-0349
Time:    11:27pm
Location:    900 blk E Orange
Complainant:  23 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested:    Racheal Inman (34) Hoopeston female
Details:    HPD officers were called to the above location in reference to a welfare
   check.  Upon arrival, Ms. Inman refused to open the door so officers could
   check welfare on all subjects in the residence.  Subject was arrested, taken
   to HPD and processed.  She was later released on a notice to appear in 
   city court.
 
Theft, Criminal Damage to Property H18-0359
Date & Time: January 21, 2018      2:40pm
Location: Dollar General 415 S. Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Ashley N. Graves (25) of Hoopeston
Arrested: Skylar L. Pickett (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Dollar General called HPD after viewing their surveillance tape
of the above 2 subjects. In the video they were seen removing
an item from store without paying.  Upon reviewing tape, officers charged Ashley Graves with theft and Skylar Pickett for Criminal Damage, after watching Pickett remove an item from package in an attempt to remove
security tag, which he was unsuccessful in doing, and put
item back on another shelf.  They were located and taken
to HPD where they were processed and released with a
Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court.
 
 
Theft H18-0361
Date & Time: January 21, 2018  4:37pm
Location: Dollar General Store 415 S Dixie Hwy 
Arrested: Shenoa D Webb (26) of Hoopeston
Details: Webb was taken into custody after officers viewed the store
surveillance system.  On video she was seen taking several
items off the shelf and put into her purse.  She was later
located and taken to HPD where she was processed and released
with a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-19-18

Warrant Arrest H18-0313
Date & Time: January 19, 2018    9:30am
Location: 300 blk E Seminary
Arrested: Humberto Rubio (57) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Vermilion County 
warrant.  Failure To Appear/Divorce.  He was transported to PSB
in lieu of $5000.00 full cash bond.
 
 
Traffic Accident H18-0336
Time: 11:18pm
Location: 900 block of Wilson Ave
Unit #1: 2008 Chevrolet Pickup driven by 17 year old Hoopeston juvenile 
Unit #2: Utility Pole 
Details: While turning East bound on Wilson the driver of Unit #1 lost control of the vehicle and struck the utility pole. Driver of Unit #1 was issued a citation for Driving Too Fast For Conditions. No injuries reported. Unit was insured. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 1-17-18

Single Vehicle Accident H18-0260
Date & Time: January 17, 2018    1:32pm
Location: 100 blk N 3rd Street
Unit #1: 2014 Toyota driven by Aaron C Foster (28) of Danville
Details: Driver of Unit 1 was traveling northbound on 3rd Street when he
lost control of vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and strike
a satellite dish and shrubs at the above location.
 
Residential Burglary, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Controlled Substance,
Possession with Intent to Deliver H18-0278    V18-0429
Time:    11:31pm
Location:    400 blk S 5th St
Complainant:  46 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:    Colton Simon (22) Hoopeston male
   Christopher Staats (21) Hoopeston male
Details:    HPD officers were called to the above location for a residential burglary
   report.  An investigation led to the arrest of Mr. Simon and Mr. Staats.  Both
   subjects were taken to HPD to be processed.  Mr. Simon was charged with
   residential burglary, possession of cannabis, possession of controlled substance
   and possession with intent to deliver.  Mr. Staats was charged with residential
       burglary and possession of cannabis.  Both subjects were transported to the
   PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
 

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