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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 16, 2017

Agency Assist H17-3058
Time: 5:10am
Location: 400 blk E Maple
Arrested: Raul Acosta (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Danville Police Department contact HPD in reference to outstanding charges
they had on Mr. Acosta.  Officers located subject and arrested him on DPD’s
charges only.  He was taken to HPD and later transported to the PSB.
 
Disobeying Police (City Ordinance) H17-3059
Time of Call: 05:45 am 
Location: 300 block N Front Street 
Arrestee: Solis, Candice W (F) (53) of Hoopeston 
Details: Hoopeston Police was summoned to a residence in the 300 block, upon arrival arrestee was having a verbal disagreement with other family members.   The arrestee refused to cooperate with officer on the scene.  She was taken into custody as to de-escalate the situation in the home, and her refusal to cooperate.   She was transported to HPD processed and later released on NTA for City Court.  
 
Traffic Accident (H&R PD) H17-3041
Time of Call: 11:33 am
Date of Call: August 15, 2017
Location: 400 block W Orange Street Hoopeston 
Unit 1: Suspect Vehicle: John Deere Combine pulling equipment. 
Property: Mail Boxes and Posts 
Details: On the above time and date, a John Deere Combine travelling west bound may or may not have realized that they had struck the above property.   If anyone has information as to whom the farm Combine operator is, may contact Hoopeston Police. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 15, 2017

Burglary to Vehicle H17-3039
Time: 11 am
Location:      428 W Orange St VFW Parking Lot 
Complainant: Hoopeston Man  
Details: At the above time the complainant report that person(s) and without permission entered his vehicle and removed several items.   
 
Warrant Arrest H17-3036
Date & Time: August 15, 2017     9:55am
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Arrested: Alyssa M Eighnor (30) of Sheldon
Details: Subject was taken into custody on outstanding Iroquois County Warrant
17CF136 for Possession of Burglary Tools.  She was extradited to
Iroquois County
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 11-13, 2017

Vehicle Burglary       H17-2956
Date & Time: August 11, 2017   10:16am
Location: 800 blk E McNeil
Complainant: 61 year old Florida man
Details: At above date and time it was reported that unknown person(s)
entered complainant’s vehicle and removed items without permission.
 
Criminal Damage to Property H17-2982
Time: Occurred during the night
Location: 600 Block of E Honeywell Ave
Complainant: 48 year old Hoopeston 
Details: The complainant contacted HPD and reported damage done to his property. 
 
 
 
Burglary to Garage H17-2984
Time: 1:14pm
Location: 700 block of S. Third St
Complainant: 56 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without her permission took multiple tools from her garage. Investigation continues.
 
 
 
Accident H17-2987
Time: 3:52pm
Location: S. 3rd st/E. Penn st
Unit #1: 2017 Dodge Van driven by Karen Lantz (51) of Braidwood
Unit #2: 2011 Chevrolet driven by Amanda Strawser (21) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit #2 was traveling W. bound on Penn while Unit #1 was traveling S. bound on 3rd st. Unit #1 did not yield, striking Unit #2. Driver of Unit #2 was taken to Carle ER. Both units insured. 
 
Burglary to Auto H17-2954
Time: 0630 am
Date: August 11, 2017
Location: 400 block N 7th Avenue 
Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: At the above time and date, the complainant was just wanting informational report at the time of first contact.   Female contacted HPD back and requested a report be filed.   
 
Domestic Battery H17-3009 V17-7977
Time:   9:06am
Location:   3rd St/Main
Complainant:  43 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested:   Renee Chandler (44) Hoopeston female
Details:   HPD officers were called to a domestic battery.  Upon investigation, Ms.
  Chandler was arrested and taken to HPD.  She was processed and later 
    transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 10, 2017

Residential Burglary, Driving While License Revoked H17-2915 V17
Date & Time of Offence:   August 8, 2017       10:22pm
Date & Time Arrested:  August 9, 2017    1:55am
Location:   800 blk N 6th St.
Complainant:  33 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Jordan Pratt (30) Ridge Farm male
Details:   Complainant contacted HPD when she believed that someone was or had been
  in her house.  She told officers that she believed the suspect to be Mr. Pratt.
  After an investigation, HPD officers located subject.  A computer check revealed
  that his driver’s license was revoked.  Subject was taken to HPD, and while
  being processed a phone that was stolen from the complainant’s residence was
  located on the subject’s person.  He was arrested on the above charges and taken
  to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
 
Fire Call
Time: 2:30am
Location: 300 blk W Maple
Details: HFD was called out in reference to a carbon monoxide alarm that was going off.
Fire units searched the residence and found that the batteries were low in the alarm.
 
 
 
Warrant Arrest H17-2922
Date & Time: August 9, 2017      10:52am
Location: 100 blk S 5th Street
Arrested: Joseph D Henry (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody on 2 outstanding Iroquois County
warrants.  17CF127 Burglary & 13SC190 Contempt of court.
He was extradited to Iroquois County.
 
Disorderly Conduct H17-2927
Date & Time: August 9, 2017 4:02 pm
Location: 700 block S. 6th Ave.
Complainant: 21 year old female of Hoopeston
Cited: Austin Rhodes (42) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the above reference a possible harassment complaint. Mr. Rhodes was indicated as the suspect and later located and transported to 
HPD where he was released on an NTA for the above charge.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 4-6, 2017

Found Drone:
Time: 11 am
Location: 300 block W Orange Street 
Details: This drone showed up on the front sidewalk on August 3, 2017 the owner of said drone may come to HPD and identify and claim with proof of ownership. 
 
Traffic Accident (PD Only) H17-2822
Date & Time: August 4, 2017   12:17 pm
Location: 700 block W Main Street 
Unit 1: Parked 2000 Toyota Tacoma Truck owned Mike Haggan of Hoopeston 
Unit 2: 2016 International Semi-Tractor & Trailer Owned by PFD Supply Corp
Driven by:  Jerry G Benetatos (M) (53) of Maryland Heights MO
Details: The driver of Unit 2 called in about striking Unit 1 while it was parked along Main Street.  Driver of Unit 2 stated he was pulling into the parking lot of Dairy Queen and did not realized the trailer had struck the parked unit.    Damage only reported, no injuries, both units insured.  No Tickets issued.  
 
Stolen Vehicle H17-2847
Date & Time: August 6, 2017   9:42am
Location: 400 blk E Washington
Complainant: 33 yr old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported his 98 Honda stolen from his property
 
Stolen Bicycle H17-2857
Date & Time: August 6, 2017     6:30pm
Location: 600 blk E Young
Details: Mountain bike with Orange spray paint on it was taken from property
 
Recovered Stolen Vehicle  (H17-2847)
Date & Time: August 6, 2017    6:45pm
Location: 800 blk S Market
Details: While on patrol, officer located vehicle that was reported stolen
earlier today.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 8-3-17

Domestic Battery H17-2814 V17-7621
Time:   9:52pm
Location:   300 blk E Washington St
Complainant:  38 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Alexander Davis (53) Hoopeston male
Details:   HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of domestic 
  battery.  Mr. Davis was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  He was later
  transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 8-1-17

No Valid Registration H17-2778
Time: 11:28pm
Location: 600 block of W. Washington
Arrested: Jessica Carpenter (37) of Rossville
Details: While on patrol officers observed a vehicle with no registration. 
Officers conducted a traffic stop, where the above female was issued a citation and was released with a Vermilion County Court Date. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 28-31, 2017

Burglary To Auto H17-2705
Time:   7:34pm
Location:   700 blk S 6th Av
Complainant:  52 year old Hoopeston male
Details:   Complainant contacted HPD in reference to the theft of a battery from his 
  vehicle sometime in the last 4 weeks.  An investigation continues.
 
Theft (Under) H17-2712
Time:   11:05pm
Location:   800 blk E Wyman Av
Complainant:  38 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested:   15 year old Paxton juvenile
Details:   HPD responded the above location in reference to the theft of shoes.
  Complainant told officers that juvenile was in his apartment earlier in the 
  week, and noticed the shoes missing today. After an investigation, HPD 
  officers located juvenile and arrested him for theft.  He was taken to HPD, 
  processed and later released to a guardian.                                                            
 
Theft Report H17-2719
Time: 12:01 pm
Location: Country Manor Apartments 824 E Wyman Avenue
Complainant: 58 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: At the above time the complainant contacted HPD reference to a missing Garden Gnome named Dopey Dwarf from the flower bed area by one of the buildings.  Dopey was seen last on February 28th, 2017 in the early evening hours.   
 
 
Fire Call 
Time: 1:23 pm 
Location: 325 N 8th Avenue 
Details: HFD and HPD were sent to investigate the illegal burning of materials from a trailer that was being torn apart for disposal.    Fire was put out.  
 
 
 
Traffic Accident H17-2724
Date & Time: July 29, 2017   4:00pm
Location: 700 blk E Washington
Unit #1: 2008 GMC Yukon drive by Anthony Shore (20) of  Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2014 Ford Fusion owned by Joel Schuler of Hoopeston
Details: When unit 1 was backing out of residence it struck Unit 2 which
was legally parked on the street.
 
 
Theft H17-2722
Date & Time: July 29, 2017     2:54pm
Location: 700 blk S 6th Avenue
Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston man
Details: A Report was made for a stolen vehicle registration Sticker
 
Fire Call 
Time: 03:51
Location: 1700 East Rd & 4200 North Rd 
Details: HFD was called to the area for investigation of smoke showing in the area.
Investigation revealed a trash fire.  
 

 

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Illinois State Police Arrests 7-37-17

DUI Arrests
 
 
ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of and Ashley A. Phillips, 27, of Kankakee for DUI Alcohol and Terrance M. Lease, 32, of Watseka for DUI Drugs.
 
 
On July 27, 2017 at approximately 12:52 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash with injuries on I-57 southbound at milepost 319 in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Ashley Phillips.  Phillips showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Phillips was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
 
On July 27, 2017 at approximately 10:58 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries on US 24 at IL RT 49 in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Terrance Lease.  Lease showed signs of drug impairment.  Lease was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Lease was also issued citations for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.  
 
Weekend Arrests
 
ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Joseph T. Borrelli, 18, of Arlington Heights for Possession of Cannabis; Theodore R. Gilbert, 61, of Bourbonnais for DUI; Antoine C. Carter, 29, of Champaign for DUI; Mary K. Bartusiak, 47, of Beecher for DUI; Nadine B. Robinson, 59, of Chicago Heights for DUI; and Brad W. Weakley, 36, of Clifton for DUI.
 
On July 28, 2017 at approximately 4:33 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-57 northbound at milepost 292.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Joseph Borrelli.  While speaking with Borrelli, the trooper could smell the odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle revealed 627 grams of cannabis.  Borrelli was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Borrelli was charged with Possession of Cannabis over 30 grams, Delivery of Cannabis over 30 grams, and Possession of Drug Equipment.  Borrelli was also issued a citation for speeding.   
 
On July 29, 2017 at approximately 2:13 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on IL 102 at 5000 W. Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Theodore Gilbert.  Gilbert showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Gilbert was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Gilbert was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving with a Revoked License.  Gilbert was also issued citations for improper lane usage and parking on the roadway.
 
On July 29, 2017 at approximately 3:48 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 295.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Antoine Carter.  Carter showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Carter was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Carter was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Revoked.  Carter was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and operating a motor vehicle with using an electronic communication device.  
 
 
 
On July 29, 2017 at approximately 9:16 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a car vs. bicycle crash on IL 50 at Amberstone Parkway in Kankakee County.  The trooper was advised the vehicle fled the scene.  The trooper located the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Mary Bartusiak.  Bartusiak showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Bartusiak was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Bartusiak was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Bartusiak was also issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to give aid, failure to report an accident, driving recklessly close to a bicyclist, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  
 
On July 30, 2017 at approximately 3:30 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash with injuries on IL 49 at 400 N. Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Nadine Robinson.  Robinson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Robinson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Robinson was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and illegal transportation of alcohol.
 
On July 30, 2017 at approximately 9:39 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and cross the center line on 2900 N. at 1200 E. Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Brad Weakley.  Weakley showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Weakley was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Weakley was also issued citations for speeding and improper lane usage.   
 
 
 
Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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Hoopeston Women Making A Difference July winners

Mikayla Unger  $50.00
 
Jamey Mitchell  $30.00
 
Helen Mrooay $20.00

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 25, 2017

Wallet Found
Location:   Young/4th St
A small black wallet was found with a health insurance card inside.  Owner can identify and
claim at HPD.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 24, 2017

Domestic Battery H17-2640  V17-7249
Time: 9:32pm
Location: 200 block of E. Wyman
Arrested: Mona Lisa Perez (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to a domestic battery in progress. Perez was charged with the above, transported to HPD where she was processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 21-22, 2017

Found Bicycle
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: VFW Hoopeston 
Details: Black and Red boys bike found left on patio area   owner may claim the bike at 
Hoopeston Police Department 
 
Assault
Time: 1:36 am
Location: 300 blk S 3rd St.
Arrested: Joseph Cannon (44) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above location in reference to a possible 
disturbance. Officers discovered that Mr. Cannon had been on scene causing problems and fled from the address. Mr. Cannon later presented himself at the PD and was issued an NTA for the above charge.
 
 
Fire Service Call
Time: 3:52 am
Location: 700 blk N 3rd St.
Details: Hoopeston fire and police were dispatched to the above location for a possible residence on fire. Hoopeston fire units discovered a faulty smoke detector. 
 
 
 
Warrant Arrest H17-2600
Date & Time: July 22, 2017     12:21pm
Location: 700 blk E Lincoln
Arrested: Joshua E Lane (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was picked up on outstanding Champaign County warrant
09F399 for Child Support.  He was transported to PSB to await
extradition from Champaign County Sheriff’s Office
 
Warrant Arrest H17-2602
Date & Time: July 22, 2017    12:11pm
Location: 600 blk W Lincoln
Arrested: Shawn Hurt (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was picked up on outstanding Vermilion County warrant 17TR02565 for FTA Leaving Scene of Accident, Operating Uninsured Veh,
disobeying Traffic.  He was transported to PSB in lieu of bond.
 
 
Found Bicycle
Time: 10:30 pm
Location: VFW Hoopeston 
Details: Pink bike found behind Jax Wax.  Owner may claim the bike at 
Hoopeston Police Department 
 

 

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Bismarck-Henning parents warned of possible early closure

Parents of students in the Bismarck-Henning school district were notified on July 19 that the district may not be able to reopen after Christmas break if the state doesn’t start paying its obligations. A letter from Supt. Scott Watson was sent to parents and posted on the district web page, www.bismarck. k12.il.us. In it, Watson said the district received not quite $2.8 million, $190,000 less than it was to receive. There is currently no school funding budget for the current school year, which began July 1 and BismarckHenning has only enough reserve funds to remain open for the first semester. “There is really only 1 option at this time if there is no School Budget Funding; (1) open the doors in August and run until the money runs and we go broke, then we close our doors,” Watson wrote. State money makes up almost 34 percent of the district’s total revenue, providing 45 percent of the education fund and 42 percent of the transportation fund. Watson wrote that the state must enact a school funding budget with adequate funds for the upcoming year but that legislators are deadlocked on a funding bill passed by both the House and Senate - SB1 - that would send $500 million to Chicago public schools. “This means less money down state school, therefore the Governor says he will veto it,” Watson wrote. “The toxic climate at the Capital often leads one to avoid getting involved. Yet, as taxpayers and as citizens who are concerned about the health and future of the state, now is the time to be engaged,” he wrote to parents, urging them to contact Sen. Jason Barickman (jason@jasonbarickman.org) and Rep. Tom Bennett (bennett@ilhousegop.emailnb.com) to let them know residents’ feelings about the “current state of our state.” Meanwhile, he wrote, he and Bismarck-Henning’s board will monitor the situation closely and are “committed to doing everything we can to continue the outstanding educational services that your child deserves, and are committed to serving our school community.”

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 20, 2017

Fire Call:
Time: 1:05pm
Location: 500 block W Elm Street 
Details: HFD & HPD both responded to a report of a tree falling and taking power lines down.  Ameren was notified and no reports of damage or injuries.  
 
Found Wallet
A wallet was found and brought to the police station.  Owner can identify and claim at HPD.
 

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Ordinance OKs part time officers, changes how chief hired

An ordinance approved 7-0 by the Hoopeston City Council allows for the hiring of part time officers and also changes how future police chiefs will be hired. Once hired, part time officers may be used to fill in for such things as vacations and when full time officers who also serve in the military are on their military duties, said Ald. Brandon Hamilton, police committee chairman, at Tuesday’s Hoopeston City Council meeting. Part time officers will supplement the department as “a helping hand,” he said. Part time officers will be hired by the police chief, with the advice and consent of the council. They must be at least 21 years old, have proper training, and be able to pass medical, psychological and physical agility tests. The ordinance also changes who will hire future police chiefs, moving the duty from the Hoopeston Board of Police Commission to the mayor, with the advice andconsent of the council. Hoopeston police chiefs had been hired by mayors until the mid– to late 1970s, when hiring was moved to the police commission. The change was recommended by the city’s attorney for police matters, Hamilton said. Ald. Bill Goodwine was absent from the meeting and so did not vote. In related business, Hamilton said Sgt. Jim DeWitt has been named acting chief, following the death of Police Chief Mark Drollinger on July 6. A moment of silence was held for Chief Drollinger. “The community has really suffered a loss,” said Mayor Bill Crusinberry. In unrelated business, the council: Unanimously approved an ordinance to sell the former Essex Building, listed at 325 N. Dixie Hwy. Approved the annual appropriations ordinance. Heard from Ald. Alex Houmes that new playground equipment is being installed at Northside (Cheese) Park. Heard from Crusinberry that the city’s former mister for mosquito abatement has been located and two parks employees have volunteered to become certified to use it. No action was taken.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 19, 2017

Found Cellular Phone: A Black Coolpad phone was located 600 block W Elm Street, and turned into HPD.  Owner may claim at HPD and unlock the phone as proof of ownership. 
 
Found Cellular Phone: A Black Trac Phone located on N Market Street maybe claimed at HPD owner must unlock to prove ownership.  
 
Found Cellular Phone: A Red and Black Cricket Phone, owner may claim at HPD.  Owner must unlock to prove ownership.
 
 
Domestic Battery H17-2566   V17-7077
Date & Time: July 19, 2017    5:53pm
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Christopher S. Wyatt (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was taken into custody after female called HPD saying
he physically harmed her.  He was transported to PSB to see judge.
 
 
Vehicle Burglary H17-2567
Date & Time: July 19, 2017    6:51pm
Location: 800 blk E Elm
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Unknown person(s) entered complainant vehicle and removed items
without his permission.  Some items were recovered.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 17 & 18, 2017

Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver,
Violation of Classification-Motorcycle
Date and Time: July 16, 2017 11:48pm
Location: 700 blk S 6th Av
Arrested: Jordan Carswell (31) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Carswell was arrested after a computer check revealed that he did not
have a valid driver’s license to operate a motorcycle.  After being taken to
HPD a search revealed that Mr. Carswell was in possession of a controlled
substance.  He was processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville
to await arraignment.
 
 
Domestic Battery H17-2530
Time: 7:08pm
Location: 500 block of W. Penn
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Detail: Officers responded the above location in reference to possible domestic situation. The juvenile was charged with the above, transported to HPD, processed and later released with a parent.
 
 
Vicious Dog (Delayed Entry)
Date & Time: June, 5th     9:40am
Location: 300 block of S. 5th St
Arrested/Cited: Chad Trepanier (37) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston female signed a complaint after her dog was attacked by the 
above subject’s dog. Mr. Trepanier was issued a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court.
 
 
 
Restraint of Dogs by Owner/Keeper (Delayed Entry)
Date & Time: July, 17th   1:30pm
Location: 300 block of W. Elm 
Arrested/Cited: Jayson Reyes (29) of Hoopeston 
Details: Mr. Reyes was cited for the above when his dog was found to be running all over the west side of town. Reyes was issued a Notice To Appear in Hoopeston City Court.
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 14-16, 2017

Warrant Arrest H17-2472
Time: 12:40pm
Location: 301 W Main, Hoopeston Police
Arrested: Belinda Solis (33) Hoopeston female
Details: Ms. Solis came into HPD on a separate complaint.  A computer check
revealed that there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  She was arrested and processed.  She was later released after paying bond and given a new court date.
 
Warrant Arrest H17-2478
Time: 7:45 PM
Location: 200 E Wyman Av
Arrested: Eulalio Cantu (M) (25) of Hoopeston 
Details: Mr. Cantu was observed going to a residence in the 200 block, he was taken into custody and transported to HPD.  He was processed.  He posted bond and was released with new court date. 
 
Theft (Under $500)
Date & Time: 3:08 pm
Location: 800 blk W. Washington
Complainant: 69 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Sometime between 07/14/17 and 07/15/17, a plastic Ames cart was taken from the yard of the above address by person(s) unknown. An investigation continues. 
 
Purchase or Acceptance of Liquor by Persons under 21; 
Disobeying Police (City Ord) H17-2497
Time: 12:58am
Location: 426 W. Orange. (VFW)
Arrested: Vance Labaume (20) of Hoopeston
Details: Officer responded for a male at the above location causing problems. 
The male was transported to HPD where he became combative and started resisting officers. Labaume was charged with the above and later released with a city court date.  
 
Found Wallet
A light colored wallet was found and brought to HPD.  Owner can identify and claim.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 7-9, 2017

Obstructing Justice, Driving While License Revoked, Improper Lighting
H17-2389 V17-6643
Time: 2:30am
Location: Route 1/McCracken Av
Arrested: Francis Briscoe (46) Danville male
Details: While on routine patrol, HPD officers stopped a vehicle in the area of the above
for only having one headlamp.  After much delay on the male subject in the vehicle
refusing to tell officers who he was, a computer check revealed that Mr. Briscoe’s
license was revoked.  He was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was
later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment. 
 
Theft (Under $500) H17-2392
Time:   9:19am
Location:   400 blk W Orange
Complainant:  46 year old Hoopeston female
Details:   At unknown time and date, several plants were taken from the above address
  by person(s) unknown.  An investigation continues.
 
Criminal Damage to Property (Under $300) H17-2395
Time:   1:37pm
Location:   900 blk E Young Ave
Complainant:  39 year old Hoopeston male
Details:   Complainant contacted HPD in reference to unknown subject(s) damaged a
  gazing ball in his front yard.  An investigation continues.
 
Wanted on Warrant H17-2401
Time: 12:15am
Location: 300 block of S. Market
Arrested: Shenoa Webb (25) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above location for an unknown problem. Upon investigation the above female was ran through dispatch, and found to have a Warrant through Vermilion County. Webb was taken to HPD, processed, and later released with a new mandatory court date. 
 
Criminal Damage to Property (Over $500) H17-2406
Time: 08:17 AM
Location: 700 block E Thompson Ave 
Complainant: 67 year old Hoopeston man 
Details: The complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had damaged to his pool.   
 
Criminal Damage to Property (Over $500) H17-2410
Time: 5:34pm
Location: 700 block of S. First Ave 
Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston female
Details: The complainant contacted HPD when she realized the person(s) unknown 
had slashed her tires. Investigation continues 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report July 6, 2017

Traffic Accident H17-2355
Date & Time: July 6, 2017    9:15am
Location: First Av/Orange
Unit #1: 1999 Freightliner driven by Michal Kwiatkowski (33) of Chicago
Unit #2: 2009 Pontiac G6 driven by Arnold Feldstein (66) or Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 and Unit 2 were both traveling Eastbound on Orange Street.  
Unit 1 drove past 1st ave, then hit his brakes and started to back up
against the flow of traffic on the highway, which is when Unit 1
struck Unit 2 in the front grill area.. Unit 1 was at fault for improper
backing.  No injuries.
 
Domestic Battery, Agg. Assault, DWLR, Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Vehicle Damage H17-2363
Time: 3:53 pm
Location: 600 E. McCracken
Arrested: Kyle Ponton (26) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded to the above in reference to a domestic disturbance. Mr. Ponton was charged with the above and transported to HPD, processed, and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 3 & 4, 2017

Fire Call
Time: 08:38 am
Location:    705 S Dixie Hwy.   Gibson Family Health Care 
Details: At the above time HFD, HPD, and Ameren were all dispatched to a gas leak report in the business.  Ameren was in the area and responded quickly determined that the leak was from a faulty meter.   System shut down repairs were done.   No injuries reported, all units cleared.  
 
Found Wallet
Time:   8:31
Details: A wallet was located on Euclid between Main and Penn.  Owner can identify and claim at HPD.
 
Domestic Battery H17-2341 V17-6497
Time: 10:37pm
Location: 800 block of E. Seminary
Arrested: Corey Walker (29) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD responded for a battery that had occurred at the above location. After officers located Mr Walker, he was was charged with the above, taken to HPD, processed, and later transported to the PSB.
 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report June 30-July 2

Fire Call
Time: 3:09 am
Location: 701 E Orange, Carle Hoopeston Hospital
Details: HFD responded to the report of a fire alarm.  After investigation, it was decided that it was a false alarm activated by the storm.  
 
 
Recovery of Stolen Vehicle, Missing Juveniles (2), Possession of Stolen Vehicle
Time: 05:05 AM V17-6336      H17-2264
Location: South 2nd Av/W Chestnut St 
Juv #1: 16 year old Milford Male 
Juv #2: 15 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: The 2 juveniles escaped custody of a facility in Kankakee County, then stolen a truck that they drove to Hoopeston.   Were then seen acting suspiciously, when approach one juvenile ran and other juvenile surrendered.  Juvenile #1 was transferred to Iroquois County custody and Juvenile #2 was transferred to Vermilion County JDC per the probation department.  
 
 
Accident (Hit & Run) H17-2268
Time: 6:10pm
Location: 700 block of S. 6th Ave
Complaint: Hoopeston Female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she came home and found that person(s) unknown had hit her vehicle and left the scene. Investigation continues. 
 
Battery and Trespassing (City Ordinance) H17-2274
Time:   4:21am
Location:   Parkview Court
Complainant:  47 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Lanie Inglis (21) Hoopeston female
Details:   HPD officers were called to Parkview Court in reference to a fight.  Upon
  investigation, officers arrested Ms. Inglis for city ordinance violations of
  battery and trespassing.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later
  released with city tickets and court date.   
 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 29, 2017

Found Cell Phone
Time: 06:00am
Location: Hoopeston Police Department 
Details: A black & Silver IPhone has been turned into the police department.  If you have lost one.  Can ID it.  It may be claimed at City Hall.
 
 
Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (City Ord 9.16.010) H17-2246
Time: 2:11pm
Location: 100 block of W. Main
Arrested: Douglas Land (55) of Hoopeston 
Details: Officers were called the above location in reference to an intoxicated male 
Mr. Land was charged with the above, transported to HPD, processed and later released with a mandatory city court date.
 
 
 
Driving While License Revoked H17-2248
Time: 4:20pm
Location: N 9th Ave/W. McCracken
Arrested: Richard Strawser (30) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol officers stopped the above subject who is known to not have a valid drivers license. Mr. Strawser was charged with the above, transported to HPD and released with a court date.
 
Wanted on Warrant (Ford County) H17-2252
Time: 7:36pm
Location: 100 block of W. Penn
Arrested: 15 year old Paxton Male
Details: While on patrol officers stopped the juvenile who they knew to have a warrant through Ford County. After a computer check the juvenile was charged with the above, transported to HPD and later released to a guardian.
 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURNS THE LOSS OF FELLOW TROOPER

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Leo P. Schmitz regretfully announces that ISP Trooper Ryan Albin, star number 5718, was tragically killed today while on patrol.
Today at approximately 3:10 p.m. Trooper Albin was involved in a crash on I-74 near Farmer City.  Trooper Albin sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.  At approximately 8:45 pm, Trooper Albin succumbed to his injuries.  
“Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn the loss of Trooper Albin,” stated Director Schmitz.  “I extend my deepest sympathy to Trooper Albin’s family, friends, and co-workers.  I pray that those who cared for and loved him find the strength they need during this most difficult time.  No further words can express the pain and loss we are all feeling.”
Trooper Albin joined the ISP on January 8, 2006.  He was assigned to District 6 in Pontiac as a canine officer.  Trooper Albin’s canine partner, “Biko,” was in the rear of the squad car at the time of the crash.  Biko was transported to a local veterinarian’s office and appears to have sustained only minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 28, 2017

Criminal Damage to Auto H17-2226
Time: 08:36 am
Location: 600 block W Lincoln Street 
Complainant: 65 year old Hoopeston Male 
Details: The complainant reported to Hoopeston Police that person(s) un-known had damaged his vehicle.   Investigation Continues.
 
Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage (Under $500.00)
Time: 6:29pm
Location: 400 block of N. 9th Ave
Complainant: 83 year old Hoopeston female 
Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered that person(s) unknown had done damage to her property. Investigation continues. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Warrant Arrest H17-2210
Time: 9:46am
Location: 301 W Main St, Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Jamey Strawser (42) Hoopeston male
Details: Mr. Strawser turned himself in on an outstanding Vermilion County
warrant for failure to appear.  Subject was unable to bond and was 
transported to the PSB to await arraignment.
 
 
Domestic Battery 
Time: 2:44pm
Location: 6th Ave/Main St
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details: While the complainant was operating a motor vehicle the juvenile struck the complainant. The juvenile was charged with the above, transported to HPD, processed and later released with a parent.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 26, 2017

Traffic Accident (Minor Injuries)                        H17-2187

Time & Date:                 June 25, 2017     9:19 pm

Location:              N 6th Ave & W Honeywell Av

Unit 1:                  2016 TAO TAO Motorcycle driven by Zachary D Carter (16) (M) of Hoopeston.

Passenger:            14 year old Male of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 1 was traveling north bound on N 6th Avenue when a groundhog about the area of W Honeywell Avenue ran out into the street in front of a car.  That unit slammed on its breaks to avoid the animal, Unit 1 grounded the bike to avoid hitting the unit that had stopped in street.  Driver and Passenger both sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital by family members for treatment.   Both Subjects were released afterwards. 

                             No tickets, Unit 1 was insured.

 

Warrant Arrest                                                    H17-2203

Date & Time:        June 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Location:              846 E Young Ave.

Arrested:              Dale E Simpson (27) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Subject was arrested on outstanding Vermilion County warrant.

                             Simpson was transported to HPD processed and later transported to

                             Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department to await bond. 

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Little Lorraine Movie Schedule

June 30- July 1- Power Rangers
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 and 7 p.m. No show Sunday -Private Party
 
July 7,8,9 - Magnificent Seven (remake)
Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday 2 and 4:30 p.m.
 
July 14,15, 16 - The Fate of the Furious
Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday 2 and 4:30 p.m.
 
July 21,22,23 - Kong: Skull Island
Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday 2 and 4:30 p.m.
 
July 28, 29, 30 - Smurfs: The Lost Village
Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 and 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 and 4:30 p.m.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 23-25, 2017

Burglary to Business                        H17-2138

Time:                    10:25 AM

Location:              5 McFerren Park Rd Hoopeston Swimming Pool Concession

Details:       At the above time, the Parks Employees had contacted HPD in reference to person(s) unknown and without permission had forced entry to the Concession Stand of the Pool Grounds.

 

 

Structure Fire

Date & Time:        June 23, 2017    2:50pm

Location:              3800 North Rd and 2000 East road

Details:                 Hoopeston Fire Department, Rossville Fire Department, Hickory Gove

                             Fire Department and Wellington Fire Department responded to

                             a hay barn on fire.  No injuries report

 

Warrant Arrest                                H17-2144

Date & Time:        June 23, 2017     5:09pm

Location:              800 blk E Seminary

Arrested:              Tonya K Edwards (40) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Subject was arrested on outstanding Vermilion County warrant.

                             Ordinance Violation Docket # 16OV15-20.  She posted bond and

                             was released with a court date.

 

Warrant Arrest                                H17-2183

Date & Time:        June 25, 2017     4:31 pm

Location:              300 Blk W Main

Arrested:              Haley M Edwards (20) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Subject was arrested on outstanding Vermilion County warrant.

                             Edwards was processed, posted bond and was released with a new court date.

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ISP: CRASH LEADS TO ARREST

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:57am, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over crash on CR 600S, near CR 200W. 
Based on the investigation by Deputy Runyon, Matthew McClain, 26, of Kentland was arrested on probable cause for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
 
Newton County EMS, Brook Fire and Whicker’s Car Care assisted at the scene.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 22, 2017

Driving While License Suspended        H17-2121

Date & Time:           June 22, 2017    1:30pm

Location:                   Parkview Court

Arrested:                  Marcus C Coe (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                      Officer observed subject driving the wrong way through Parkview Court.  Computer check revealed his Illinois driver’s license to be suspended.  He was transported to HPD where he was released with a court date.

 

Residential Burglary                                H17-2128

Date & Time:           June 22, 2017    6:53pm

Location:                   700 blk S 6th ave

Complainant:           52 year old Hoopeston man

Details:                      Complainant reported that unknown person(s) entered his residence without his permission and removed his safe.

 

Warrant Arrest                              H17-2135

Time:              10:31pm

Location:       701 E Orange St, Carle Hoopeston

Arrested:      Mercedes Marquis (26) Danville female

Details:          Hoopeston ED contacted HPD in reference to subject needing a ride to

                        Watseka.  Officers made contact with subject and a computer check revealed

                        that she had an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant.  Subject was arrested

                        and taken to HPD to be processed.  Subject signed an extradition waiver and

                        an Iroquois County Deputy picked subject up and transported her to the

                        Iroquois County Jail. 

 

Criminal Damage to Auto (over)                          H17-2134

Time:                 10:13pm

Location:          800 blk E Chestnut

Complainant:  18 year old Hoopeston female

Details:             Complainant told HPD officers that an unknown subject(s) damaged her car.  

                           An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Highlights Show June 22, 2017

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 21, 2017

Forgery, Burglary to Auto, Warrant Arrest    H17-2099   V17-6013
Date & Time: June 21, 2017     6:22pm
Location: 1022 W Penn Casey’s General Store
Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Jacqualyn D Rife (36) of Hoopeston
Details: Caseys called to report a female attempting to write a check
for purchases.  When clerk asked for ID she fled the store.  She
was later located and charged with Forgery and Burglary to 
Auto, from where she retrieved checks.  Computer check
also revealed an outstanding Iroquois County warrant 16CM35
for FTA/ bad checks.  She was transported to PSB on Hoopeston
charges where she will await extradition from Iroquois County
Sheriff’s Department.
 
 
Retail Theft H17-2102
Date & Time: June 21, 2017     8:16pm
Location: 400 blk S Dixie Hwy
Complainant: Dollar General
Details: Unknown female entered the store and left with merchandise
without paying for it
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report June 20, 2017

Domestic Battery              H17-2091     V17-5977

Time:                          11:45pm

Location:                   600 blk E Wyman Ave

Arrested:                  Kenneth Jones (38) Hoopeston male

                                    Jennifer Jones (30) Hoopeston female

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

                                    dispute.  Upon investigation both subjects were arrested for domestic

                                    battery against each other.  They were taken to HPD, processed and later

                                    transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

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Program to provide children's dental screenings at park

Danville—HALO Project, a Healthy Community Ini- tiative sponsored by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, in partnership with Colgate-Bright Smiles Bright Futures and Orland Park Dental Services, will host “Smiling Faces Dental Days” on June 21 & 22. Children ages 3–18 will receive a free dental screening as well as a goody bag with dental supplies to use for proper oral hygiene at home. Parents/ guardians must accompany children. The Colgate-Bright Smiles Bright Futures Dental Van will be available: June 21 9-11 am – Hoopeston - McFerren Park 1-4 pm - Danville – Fair Oaks Housing Complex June 22 9-11am - Westville – St. Mary’s Church 1-4 pm - Danville – Vermilion Garden Apartments Children and their parent/guardian from all cities and towns in Vermilion County are welcome at any of the four sites. Services are provided on a “first come first served” basis. Screenings satisfy all Vermilion County School Dis- trict’s dental screening requirement for children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades. Forms will be completed

and given to the parent/guardian at the time of the
screening.
Colgate-Bright Smiles Bright Futures will provide the
dental van, supplies, and goody bags, while Orland Park
Dental Services will provide the dentist and hygienist
who will be completing the dental screenings. “Dental
health is directly related to other overall health, and there
is now medical proof that gum disease is directly linked
to developing cardiovascular disease,” states Kathy Richard,
Director of HALO Project. “It is extremely important
that children receive appropriate dental care and that
they are taught how to properly take care of their teeth
now in order to avoid the risk of disease later in life.”
 Many children and their families in Vermilion County
do not have access to or cannot afford dental care. Many
families admit to not having enough dental supplies for
each member of their family to practice healthy oral hygiene.
 
 “If you know of family, friends, church members, acquaintances,
coworkers, or neighbors who do not have
transportation to one of the dental van sites, please be a
good Samaritan and provide transportation for them,”
adds Richard.
 If children needing screenings are unavailable to attend
the upcoming dates, local dentists will provide dental
screenings at the Children’s Health Safety & Activity
Fair on August 26 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Village
Mall in Danville.
 For more information about Smiling Faces Dental Days
or the HALO Project, call Kathy Richards at
217.442.6587 or visit presencehealth.org/halo. 

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Iroquois County Tax Due Date

County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan, announced that the deadline to pay the first installment of the 2016 payable in 2017 Iroquois County real estate taxes without penalty is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  After that date, 1 ½ percent penalty on all property must be added to the first installment each month it remains unpaid according to the Illinois State Statutes. 

 

            The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To avoid waiting in line, you may also pay by mail, or at any bank in Iroquois County including Iroquois Federal, Commonwealth Credit Union and First State Bank of Forrest in Onarga.  If you pay in person, please bring the entire bill if you want a receipt.  If you mail your payment and wish to have a receipt, you must enclose the entire bill plus a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

            There is also a drop box at the Administrative Center near the entrance of the 911 Center for payments.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report for Weekend of June 16, 17&18, 2017

Theft                    H17-2027

Date & Time:        June 16, 2017    7:50pm

Location:              Parkview Court

Complainant:        25 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant reported that unknown person(s) removed

                             a gaming system from her residence without her permission.

 

 

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property          H17-2032

Time:                    11:39pm

Location:              400 block of E Honeywell

Arrestee:               Robert Deaton (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were called to the above location in reference to a male subject that was believed to be banned from the property. Mr. Deaton was charged with the above, transported to HPD, processed, and later released with a mandatory court date.

Fire Call

Date & Time:           June 17, 2017     8:50am

Location:                   Cheneyville Road

Details:                      Hoopeston Fire Department responded to a residence on Cheneyville Road

                                    for smell of gas.  No leak was detected by fire dept.

 

Wanted on Warrant

Time:                          4:39pm

Location:                   200 block of E. Honeywell

Arrestee:                   Michael Abbott (48) of Hoopeston

Details:                      HPD made contact with the above subject who was known to have an active Warrant through Vermilion County. Abbott was charged with  W.O.W Vermilion County #17TR1906, taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB. 

 

 

Wanted on Warrant

Time:                          5:21pm

Location:                   300 block of E. McCracken

Arrestee:                   Misty Sims (35) of Hoopeston

Details:                      While on patrol HPD made contact with the above subject who was known to have an active Warrant through Vermilion County. Sims was charged with W.O.W Vermilion County #13DT076, transported to HPD, processed and later released with a new court date.  

 

Traffic Accident                                         H17-2049

Time:                          7:13pm

Location:                   Main/Market

Unit #1:                     2014 Dodge Van driven by Verne Williams of Rossville

Unit #2:                     2002 E-Z-Go Golf cart driven by Heather Lane of Hoopeston

Details:                      Unit #2 was stopped at the stop sign, when Unit #1 approached the

                                    intersection, stopped and then immediately entered the intersection

                                    at the same time Unit #2 did.  Unit #1 advised HPD officers that he was

                                    unable to see Unit #2 due to the bright sunlight.  Witnesses advised

                                    that Unit #2 was stopped at the 4-way first and had the right of way.  No

                                    injuries were reported, no citations were issued and both parties were

                                    insured.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6-15-16

Fire Call

Time:          09:36 AM

Location:              600 Block W Chestnut Street

Details:       Vehicle was thought to be on fire, HFD & HPD both responded to the scene and it turned out to be possible mechanical issue no fire found.  All units returned to service 

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Hoopeston Highlights Show June 15, 2017

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ISP Arrests DUI Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of David D. Smith, 52, of Markham; Chad Pommier, 29, of Bourbonnais, and Adam Wilhelmi, 27, of Saybrook, IL for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

 

On June 11, 2017 at approximately 12:14 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate on speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 284.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, David Smith.  Smith showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County jail for processing.  Smith was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and issued a citation for speeding.

 

On June 11, 2017 at approximately 1:06 A.M., the Illinois State Police were conducting a roadside safety check on Route 17 at I-57 in Kankakee.  A vehicle entered the check point and a trooper spoke with the driver, Chad Pommier.  Pommier showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest.  Pommier was transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.   Pommier was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

 

On June 11, 2017 at approximately 10:42 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a to a single vehicle crash on Route 9 at 100 E in Ford County.  Before the trooper arrived on scene, the driver of the vehicle was transported to Gibson City Hospital with minor injuries.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Adam Wilhelmi.  Wilhelmi showed signs of alcohol impairment.  After being cleared from the Hospital, Wilhelmi was placed under arrest and transported to the Ford County Jail for processing.  Wilhelmi was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage.

 

 

Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford County Sheriff’s Department.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6-12-17

Fire Call

Time:          09:39

Location:    Ameren Power Grid Station 221 N Market Street

Details:       HFD was dispatched to investigate burnt wire and smoke from a transformer.  No fire or smoke located but Ameren was notified due to burnt wire and failed transformer.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report June 9-11

Hit & Run                               H17-1897

Date & Time:                  June 9, 2017   2:12am

Location:                        Washington & 4th Street

Unit #1:                          2015 Chevy Utility driven by Natosha N Menschel (39) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                          2005 Mercury Utility owned by Joseph Goodrum of Hoopeston

Details:                          Officers came across Unit 2 which was partially in middle of

                                      the street.  Upon investigation it was determined Unit 2 was

                                      struck by another vehicle which left the scene.  Oil leaking

from Unit 1 lead officers to the offending vehicle. Menschel

received citations for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident, and Leaving The Scene of an accident.

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Accident                     H17-1879

Date & Time:                  June 8, 2017     9:18am   (delayed entry)

Location:                        Third st & Seminary

Unit #1:                          1992 Ford Aerostar driven by Ray Williams ((70) of Hoopeston

Unit #1:                          2006 Harley Davidson driven by Zachary Ballard(31) Hoopeston

Details:                          Unit 1 failed to yield at the intersection and collided with Unit 2.

                                      Driver of Unit 2 was eventually air lifted to Carle in Champaign

                                      Ray Williams was cited for Failure to Yield to avoid accident

                                      Zachary Ballard was cited for Expired Registration

 

 

 

Kia Key Fob with keys found and turned into HPD where they can be claimed 

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DACC College For Kids at Hoopeston

College For Kids at the DACC Higher Learning Center - Hoopeston
 
College Isn't Just for Grownups!! Makes plans to send your children to Danville Area Community College this summer. DACC is celebrating 37 years of providing fun, exciting, and engaging enrichment classes to area youth. This is the 4th year that College For Kids classes will be held at the DACC Higher Learning Center – Hoopeston, 847 E. Orange St., Hoopeston, IL. Classes are geared for kids entering 3rd-8th grades. 
 
Classes are held June 19-23, 2017 and July 17-21, 2017. All classes are held Monday-Friday. Cost is $50 per class or $150 for full day option with lunch provided. Classes are held 8:30-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
For a complete listing of classes or programs visit www.dacc.edu/hoopeston. For more information and to register call 217-283-4170 or visit in person at 847 E. Orange St., Hoopeston, IL. 
 
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DACC College For Kids Classes @ DACC - Hoopeston Higher Learning Center
Summer 2017
 
College For Kids at Hoopeston; June 19-23, 2017 and July 17-21, 2017. $150 for one week (includes 3 classes per day and lunch) or $50 per class. For more information and to Register contact: DACC Higher Learning Center – Hoopeston, 847 East Orange St., Hoopeston, Illinois. Call (217) 283-4170.
 
June 19-23, 2017
 
8:30-10:30 a.m. Classes
·         Amazing Field Trips
·         Build Like an Engineer
·         How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
·         Amazing Natural Disasters
·         Pet Care Academy
 
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes
·         Space Explorers
·         Things That Fly
·         Ancient Egypt
·         S.T.E.M. Challenges
 
1:00-3:00 p.m. Classes
·         Breaking News!!
·         Time Travel
·         Digital Photography
·         Work Hard Play Hard
 
July 17-21, 2017
 
8:30-10:30 a.m. Classes
·         Amazing Field Trips
·         Build Like an Engineer
·         How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
·         Pet Care Academy
 
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes
·         Space Explorers
·         Things That Fly
·         Ancient Egypt
·         Lemonade Stand
 
1:00-3:00 p.m. Classes
·         Breaking News!!
·         Time Travel
·         Digital Photography
·         Work Hard Play Hard
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6-8-17

Burglary To Vehicle               H17-1862

Date & Time:                  June 7, 2017  12:06pm   (Delayed Entry)

Location:                        600 blk E Honeywell

Complainant:                  65 year old Hoopeston man

Details:                          Complainants vehicles were both entered and items removed

                                      without his permission.

 

Vehicle Accident                     H17-1860

Date & Time:                  June 7, 2017   11:05 am   (Delayed Entry)

Location:                        1118 S Dixie Hwy

Unit #1:                          Case Endloader owned by City of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                          2004 Ford F150 owned by City of Hoopeston

Details:                          Unit 1 was backing up to move debris at city slab.  Due to

                                      windy conditions, blowing dirt and smoke.  Unit 1 did not see

                                      Unit 2 which was parked and unoccupied causing damage

 

Theft                                       H17-1886

Date & Time:                  June 8, 2017  4:11 pm                                

Location:                        200 blk S First Ave

Complainant:                  36 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                          Complainant reported medication missing from her purse.  Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Highlights Show June 8, 2017

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6-6-17

Informational Item:   If you are missing a bicycle of any kind, you might come up and ask to see if we have your bike here.   HPD has got several over the last 2 weeks.   Come INQUIRE!

 

Traffic Accident            H17-1845

Date & time:                   June 6, 2017     638pm

Location:                        600 blk W Chestnut

Unit #1:                          1992 Buick owned by Ashley Shields of Hoopeston

Unit #2                           Fence owned by Sunshine Lanthrop of Hoopeston

Unit 1 was unoccupied in alley to the north of 822 s 6th Ave., when it rolled to the north striking the fence at 633 W Chestnut. No injuries

were reported and no citations were issued.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 6-5-17

Fire Call

Date & Time:        June 5, 2017     3:45pm

Location:              Route 9 west of CVS

Details:                 Cigarette started a brush fire at the above location.  HFD was

                             dispatch and fire was extinguished.

 

Fire Call

Date & Time:        June 5, 2017    9:15pm

Location:              Route 9 & 990 East rd

Details:                 HFD was dispatched for a brush fire by road.  Put out and returned

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report June 2-4

Fire Call
Time: 3:19am
Location: State Route 9/1700 East Rd
Details: HFD was called to a small fire in a ditch at the above location. 
 
Theft (city ordinance)
Time:   9:40pm
Location:   415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General
Complainant:  Store Employees
Arrested:   Allison Habied (32) Paxton female
  Robin Irvin (36) Hoopeston female
Details:   HPD officers were called to the area of Dollar General in reference to above
  subjects that had left the store without paying for several items.  Subjects
  were located inside McFerren Park and were arrested.  They were taken to 
  HPD, processed and later released with city citation and court date.
 
Domestic Battery, Interfering in the Reporting of Domestic Violence H17-1778 
Time:   1:38am
Location:   500 blk W Elm
Complainant:  34 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested:   Matthew Hofer (34) of Hoopeston
Details:   HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of domestic
  battery.  Mr. Hofer was arrested for domestic battery and taking the victim’s
  phone and preventing her from calling the police.  He was taken to HPD, 
  processed and then later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
 
Traffic Accident (PD), 
Time: 06:00 AM H17-1780
Location: West Maple & South 8th Ave 
Unit 1: 1995 Mercury driven by Nolan, Jacob A (18) (M) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD was called and advised of an accident that just had occurred at that location and the suspect unit ran through the fencing of McFerren Park.  Damaged to the driver’s vehicle, fence post and fencing.   Subject was issued tickets for the following: Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Zero Tolerance Underage, Failure to provide information after an accident, Operation of Un-insured Vehicle, Disobeying Traffic Control Device, Failure to Reduce to Avoid an Accident.   Subject was released on NTA for Vermilion County Court House Danville.
 
Warrant Arrest     H17-1809
Date & Time: June 4, 2017     6:09pm
Location: 6th st & Young
Arrested: Victor L Hutton (48) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject was arrested on Vermilion County warrant 14CF617
FTA/Arraignment/petition to revoke and theft over.  During
personal search at HPD, cocaine was found in his pocket.
Which added an additional charge.  He was transported to PSB
 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-30-17

Theft                    H17-1705  

Date & Time:        May 29, 2017     10:50am

Location:              700 blk S 1st ave

Complainant:        33 year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Report was taken after complainant found her entire wheel removed

                             from her vehicle while parked at the above residence

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH - FATAL

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10: WHAT: Serious Injury Traffic Crash with Road Closure WHERE: Route 136 at the intersection of Champaign County 1200 East WHEN: May 29, 2017 at 3:57 am VEHICLES: Unit 1: Blue 2000 Chevrolet 1500 Pick-up Unit 2: Gray 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix DRIVERS: Unit 1: Breanna Evhon Maple 20 Years Old, Armstrong, IL Unit 2: Ashley J. Bode 28 Years Old, Gibson City, IL PASSENGERS: None PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the driver of the blue Chevrolet pick-up, Unit 1, failed to stop at the stop sign on Champaign County 1200 East as she was traveling northbound. The Gray Pontiac, Unit 2, was traveling eastbound on Route 136 when Unit 1 failed to stop at the stop sign pulling in front of unit 2. Unit 2 struck unit 1 causing both units to leave the roadway. The driver of unit 1 was ejected from the vehicle. Both drivers suffered serious injuries none appear to be life threating. TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Air Life to area hospital. Driver of unit 2 was transported by ambulance to area hospital SEATBELTS: Driver of unit 1 was not wearing a seatbelt. Driver of unit 2 was wearing seatbelt CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Disobeying a traffic control device and Failure to wear seatbelt. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report May 26-29

Hit and Run Accident                               H17-1671

Time:              7:11pm

Location:       502 E Penn St, American Legion

Unit #1:         Unknown

Unit #2:         2007 Buick LaSabre owned by Michelle Billingsley of Hoopeston

Details:          Unit #2 was parked and unoccupied. Unknown Unit #1 stuck unit #2 while

                        backing out of a parking space.  An investigation continues.

 

Accident                               H17-1678

Time:              4:03 pm

Location:       Route 1/Route 9

Unit #1:         2000 Mercury Wagon owned by William E Musk of Hoopeston IL

Unit #2:         2015 Toyota Corolla owned by Evan P Zivin of Hoffman Estates IL

Details:          Unit #2 was travelling southbound on Route 1 when Unit 1 crossed the southbound lane striking struck Unit #2 on the drivers door.  No injuries or citations issued, both parties insured.

 

Criminal Trespass to Property, Damage to Property (Under)                            H17-1692

Time:             6:53pm

Location:       300 blk N Market St   

Complainant:  33 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          HPD officers responded to the above location after complainant advised that her front door had damage to the glass and one tire had been cut overnight.  Investigation continues.  

 

 

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Dans Ready for 2017 Season

(DANVILLE, IL) – Fun and excitement are what’s in store for Danville Dans fans this season. From our traditional Poster Night to Christmas in July, the Dans have something for everyone.
 
The 2017 season – the 30th year of collegiate summer league baseball in Danville – kicks off on Tuesday, May 30 against division rivals Quincy Gems with our Opening Night Two-Buck Tuesday Bash. Fans could win concession coupons, t-shirts, or ticket for future games.
 
Fireworks will be in the air at a record six games this season. The first will be Friday, June 2, sponsored by Danville Township. There will also be fireworks on June 10, June 17, July 4, July 8 and August 4.
 
Superheroes and Princesses Night returns on Thursday, June 15. All children age 12 and under dressed as their favorite princess or superhero will get in the game free. “Adults are also invited to get into the spirit, with those in costume able to purchase a special $2 ticket for the night,” said Dans promotion coordinator Mary Ellen Fricke. “We’ll also have a parade of our Superheroes and Princesses during the game.”
 
The Dans will again be having our Paint the Park Pink Night on Saturday, June 17. This event supports the New Horizon Breast Cancer Support Group. Everyone wearing pink will get $2 off their gate admission, and there will be a balloon release prior to the game.
 
The City of Danville will honor those married 50 or more years on Wednesday, June 21.
 
Bark in the Park returns on Thursday, June 29. “We had a lot of fun with the dogs at the park the last three years,” said Fricke. Fans bringing their dogs will get in for half-price ($3).
 
And our annual Military and Veterans Appreciation Night will be held on Friday, June 30. “All veterans and active military get in for free on that night,” Fricke said.
 
This year the Dans will have a home game with fireworks on Tuesday, July 4, another of our nine Two-Buck Tuesdays this season. “There’s nothing better that baseball and a hot dog for $2 each on our nation’s birthday,” noted Fricke. Other activities, including fireworks after the game, are being planned.
 
Additonal fun nights will be a Girls Night Out on Thursday, July 6, a Fighting Illini Night on Saturday, July 8, a Pajama Party on Thursday, July 13, and the Colts in Motion Fan Experience trailer outside the stadium on Tuesday, July 18. Also returning this season are Team Poster Night on July 21, McPack the Place Night on July 22, and Rock the Park Night with the Chicago Blackhawks Band on Sunday, July 30.
 
And the Dans play a home game on Tuesday, July 25, “so we’re going to celebrate Christmas in July,” Fricke said. Santa will throw out a first pitch, and fans are encouraged to donate new toys for the local Toys for Tots program.
 
The Danville Dans are a founding member of the Prospect League, one of the premier college summer leagues in the nation. Baseball players from across America come to Danville to improve their fielding skills and batting with wood bats. The Dans currently have six former players in the majors, with an additional 21 that have worn a MLB uniform.
 
Fans can find complete details on the team’s Facebook page or website, www.DanvilleDans.com.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-24-17

Aggravated Battery to Police Officer (2 Counts), Criminal Damage to State Supported Property, Resisting Arrest                                  H17-1650     V17-4955

Time:              6:37pm

Location:       110 N 4th St, Hoopeston Public Library

Arrested:      15 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:          HPD officers located juvenile at the library and wanted to speak to him about a

                        battery investigation.  Subject immediately got physical with the officers and

                        tried to resist arrest.  He was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  He was later

                        transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville to await arraignment.

 

 

Armed Robbery                 H17-1651                 V17-4956

Time:                 7:45pm

Location:          CSX Railroad tracks in the 300 blk Front St

Complainant:  20 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:         15 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:             HPD was called in reference to an armed robbery.  Complainant advised officers

                           that the arrested subject has robbed him while using a knife.  Subject was later

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

                           the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Theft of Motor Vehicle (Solved)           H17-1612

Arrested:      15 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          After an investigation, a 15 year old male was arrested for the theft of a motor

                        vehicle and burglary to auto that occurred on May 21, 2017.  Subject was arrested

                        and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville to await arraignment.

 

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Hoopeston Highlights Show May 25, 2017

Kayla Blundy, Nurse Practitioner, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-23-17

Wanted on Warrant                    H17-1645

Time:                   6:43pm

Location:             Iroquois County

Arrestee:              Kristy Williams (32) Milford female

Details:                While on patrol officers identified the above subject who was known to have a warrant. She was arrested on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant, transported to HPD, and later extradited to Iroquois County.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-22-17

Retail Theft                   H17-1627

Time:                    7:39pm

Location:              Dollar General 415 S. Dixie Hwy

Arrested:              (15) year old juvenile

Details:                 Officers were dispatched to Dollar General in reference to items being taken from the store.  Officers later located the juvenile, charged him with the above, transported him to HPD where he was later released to a parent.

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10:
WHAT: Personal Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: I-74 W/B milepost 210, Vermilion County
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:32 pm
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 1999 Freightliner and livestock semi-trailer
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Robbie L. Miller, M, 46, Flemingsburg, KY
PASSENGERS: N/A
PRELIMINARY: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Interstate 74 at milepost 210 in the left lane.
Unit 1 driver drove off the roadway into the median. The driver lost control of the truck tractor/semitrailer
and it overturned onto its driver’s side. The semi-trailer was loaded with cattle. Damages to the
semi-trailer allowed for the cattle to free themselves. The cattle removed themselves from the interstate to
a nearby field where they were later corralled. Area Veterinarians were called to the scene to treat injured
cattle. A few cattle had to be euthanized due to their injuries.
TRANSPORTS: Unit 1 driver transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
SEATBELTS: Yes
CHARGES: Unit 1 driver was cited for Improper Lane Usage
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report May 19th-21st

Battery, Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H17-1580
Time:   1:55am
Location:   300 blk N 3rd St
Complainant:  22 year old Wellington male
Arrested:   Ryan Nosler (22) of Hoopeston
Details:   HPD officers responded to the lobby of the police department where the
  complainant advised that an altercation had occurred at the above location
  with Mr. Nosler.  Subject had allegedly punched out the window of the truck
  complainant was in.  Mr. Nosler came up to the police station to give his side of
  the story, and officers noticed cuts to his hand and forearm.  Mr. Nosler was
  arrested, processed and later released after paying appropriate bond.
 
Warrant Arrest H17-1590
Time: 3:52pm
Location: 301 W Main, Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Joseph Musk (33) of Hoopeston
Details: Subject turned himself in on an outstanding Ford County warrant for 
residential burglary.  He was extradited to Ford County.
 
Bike Found
Time: 10:37pm
Location: 623 N Dixie Hwy, Ford of Hoopeston
Details: An employee of Ford of Hoopeston found a silver bike behind the shop.
Owner can identify and claim at HPD.
 
Criminal Damage to Property (Under) H17-1601
Time:   4:07 pm
Location:   300 blk N Seventh Ave
Complainant:  47 year old Hoopeston female
Details: HPD officers responded to the above location after complainant advised that her swimming pool had been cut with a knife.  Investigation continues.  
 
Motor Vehicle Theft H17-1611
Date & Time: May 21, 2017    7:57am
Location: 600 blk S 3rd Street
Complainant: 43 year old Hoopeston male
Details: While on patrol officer came across a car out in the middle of
a field near 4000 North Road.  After contacting owner of
vehicle, he advised it was stolen sometime over the night.
 
Motor Vehicle Theft H17-1612
Date & Time: May 21, 2017   12:31pm
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston man
Details: Complainant reported that sometime during the prior evening
unknown subject(s) took his Gry Hyundai SUV without his
permission.
 
Warrant Arrest H17-1615
Time: 5:50pm
Location: 400 Block E Honeywell
Arrested: Jason A Kinnard (40) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol, HPD Officers came in contact with Kinnard.  After running a computer check, two outstanding warrants were confirmed.  1 out of Iroquois County for a traffic offense, and a 2nd out of Tippecanoe Co, IN for a domestic offense.  He was taken to HPD, processed and then transported to the PSB to await extradition.
 
Fire Call/Illegal Burn (City Ordinance) H17-1616
Time: 7:03 pm
Location: 300 Blk W Chestnut
NTA Issued: Trinidad R Hernandez Jr (44) of Hoopeston
Details: HFD responded to the area for the report of a house on fire.  Upon arrival, it was found to be an illegal burn outside.  Hernandez was transported to HPD, processed and released after being given a city citation & court date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Driving While License Suspended, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Methamphetamine H17-1617
Date & Time: May 21, 2017     7:54pm
Location: Main St/Market St
Arrested: Dakota J Hanlin (25) of Hoopeston
Arrested: Tasha Uppinghouse (26) of Hoopeston
Arrested: Aaron Cannon (25) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a routine traffic stop computer check revealed Mr. Hanlin did not have a valid Illinois drivers license.  Upon investigation subjects were charged with the above, taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB. 
 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-17-17

Traffic Accident            H17-1558

Date & Time:        May 17, 2017     5:30pm

Location:              Euclid & Penn

Unit #1:                unknown

Unit #2:                2014 Chrysler 4d driven by Carter J Martin (17) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 1 failed to negotiate the turn from east Penn to Euclid Ave, striking

                             Unit 2.  Unit 1 failed to stop and report the accident.

 

 

 

Disobeying Police Officer       H17-1560

Date & Time:        May 17, 2017     6pm

Location:    300 blk E McCracken

Arrested:     17 year old Hoopeston female

Details:       Officers responded to the above for an altercation between a group of people.

                   The 17 year old subject was told at another time to have no further contact

                   with the other parties on the scene.  She was taken into custody and charge

                   with Disobeying Police by disobeying a direct order.  She was transported

                   to HPD where she was issued a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City court and

                   was released to her parent.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-15-17

Keys Found

Multiple keys were found at the baseball field. Owner can claim them at HPD

 

 

Accident – Hit & Run             H17-1526

Time:                    7:30pm

Location:              W. Lincoln St/ S 3rd Ave

Complainant:        11 year old juvenile

Details:                 At the above time and date officers were called out for a motorcycle that had

struck a juvenile riding a bike. Juvenile was taken to the hospital. An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report May 12th-14th

Warrant Arrest                       H17-1485    V17-4538

Date & Time:        May 12, 2017      8:40 pm

Location:              301 W Main St      HPD

Arrested:              Juan Colunga (38) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Colunga turned himself into HPD on an outstanding Vermilion County

warrant for Failure to Appear.  Warrants were confirmed and he was transported to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

IMPROPER LANE USAGE, DISOBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, AGG FLEE/ALUDE, OP UNINSURED VEHICLE              H17-1498

 

Date & Time:        May 13, 2017      8:40 pm

Location:              W Main St/S Third St

Arrested:              Jacob P Johnson (33) of Cissna Park

 

Details:                 While HPD was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on subject, subject fled from HPD and pursued into Iroquois Co where he was later apprehended and charged with the above.  Subject was released to Iroquois Co.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct          H17-1502

Date & Time:        May 13, 2017       10:42pm

Location:              300 block S. 4th St

Arrested:              (16) year old Indiana juvenile

                             (16 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             (16) year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             (16) year old Hoopeston juvenile

                             (17) year old Hoopeston Juvenile

Details:                 Officers responded on the report of eggs being thrown from a car.

                             The vehicle was later found, the juveniles were charged with the above, and

                             later released to a parent.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-10-17

Dog Owner Duties

Date:           May 9th, 2017

Time:          3:15 pm

NTA Issued:    Ashley Simpson (F) (32) of Hoopeston

Details:        “Lucy” a female Rottweiler has been running loose, she was found to be not current on shots and/or registration tags.   Owner was issued citation and order to comply with required registration laws.  Court set for Hoopeston City Court.  

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Illinois SBDC at DACC Small Business Award Winners

As part of National Small Business Week, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Danville Area Community College recognized nine small Vermilion County businesses in five categories for their work. National Small Business Week, this year Apr. 30 – May 6, is a week designated by the President each year since 1963 to honor the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs. 

The Small Business Stars Awards Breakfast was held on May 4 the Danville Country Club.  The award categories focus on the various stages of business growth from those businesses that are in their first two years of operation to those who have operated 10 years or more.

Carol Nichols, executive director of the Illinois SBDC at DACC, said, “Business ownership requires a commitment to long hours, hard work and personal investment.  Small businesses not only provide a living for their owners, but also their employees and provide needed goods and services to the communities they serve.  All deserve our recognition and thanks.  This year, we recognize these nine special small business stars.”

Legacy Award - Milford Family Restaurant (Milford) and Russell Leigh & Associates (Hoopeston, Watseka, Gibson City and Cissna Park)

Torch Award - Danville Omni Kolor (Danville)

Small Business of the Year Award - Mad Goat Coffee (Danville), Frozie’s Fat Calf Frozen Yogurt (Danville), Sonny’s Corner Café & Pizzeria (Sidell)

Small Business Start-Up of the Year - Lifted Up Balloon Designs Party Store & Café Express (Danville), and Shovelhead Saloon (Danville)

Entrepreneur of the Year – April Jones/Learn & Lead Academy (Hoopeston)

The Illinois SBDC at DACC honors area small businesses annually.  Nominations may be submitted throughout the year by mail at 2000 E. Main St., Danville, IL  61832 or email at sbdc@dacc.edu.The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Danville Area Community College.  The center provides no-cost one-on-one business consulting services and low-cost workshops to small businesses throughout Community College District 507.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report May 5th-7th

Criminal Damage to Property (Over)        H17-1397

Time:                    8:53pm

Location:              700 block of E Honeywell

Complainant:        23 year old Hoopeston male

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD after he noticed his garage door had been

                             tampered with. An investigation continues.  

 

Found Bike

Date:                    May 6th, 2017

Time:                    0800 am

Details:                  While animal control was called for an unrelated call, they located a Black Boys Huffy Decay bike in bushes of an alley.  Owner may claim at HPD

 

 

Disorderly Conduct                H17-1407

Time:                    11:35 am

Location:              200 block W Chestnut St         

Complainant:        36 year old Hoopeston Man     

Cited NTA:           Clingenpeel, Patrick E JR. (40) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Complainant reported this children were shocked and alarmed by the actions and threats the complainant’s children witnessed.   NTA Issued for Hoopeston City Court on the above charge.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-4-17

Theft (Under)                          H17-1357

Time:                    12:58am

Location:              115 E Orange, Casey’s

Details:                 HPD officers were called to the above location in reference to a white SUV stole gas without paying for it.  An investigation continues.

 

 

Fire Call

Date & Time:        May 4, 2017     2:12pm

Locatioin:             500 blk E Young

Details:                 Hoopeston Fire Department responded to above for smell of gas

                             in residence.

 

Criminal Damage Over                    H17-1366   V17-4252

Date & Time:        May 4, 2017    2:42pm

Location:              400 blk N 8th ave

Complainant:        30 year old Hoopeston man

Arrested:              Raul I Acosta (29) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Complainant reported suspect after witnessing him keying his car and slashing his tires

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Julius W. Hegeler II awards $3 Million to David S. Palmer Arena.

DANVILLE, IL.- Julius W. Hegeler II is gifting $3,000,000 to the David S. Palmer Arena, to build a new “Ice Center” entrance on the south side of the facility and for the replacement of the Civic Center’s aging ice machinery.  At the Arena’s recent Board Retreat, the session opened with a letter from Julius W. Hegeler II confirming the $3Million bequest.
 
“The ice machinery is a decade past its lifetime expectancy.” states General Manager, Peter Blackmon. “We’re well beyond the routine repairs stage and the price of Freon for a system like ours has gone up exponentially. Mr. Hegeler’s gift acknowledges the civic center’s 37 year history of offering ice programming to our community; something which separates us from other communities our size.” Blackmon added.
The Arena was awarded a grant from the State of Illinois in August of 2014 with the funds just now being distributed. The $850,000 is to go towards much needed roof repair, renovations and upgrades and would leave little, if anything, for the ice machinery and additional construction. The funding by Julius W. Hegeler II would help maintain ice programming for years to come.
 
The gift is to be made once Julius W. Hegeler II “folds his wings”. “It is unfortunate, and I’m certain this applies to so many of his gifts throughout the community, that he won’t get to see the fruits of his generosity, which for us is a new beginning” finished Blackmon

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Hoopeston Highlights Show May 4, 2017

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-3-17

Found Prescription Glasses

Date:           May 3, 2017 

Locaton:     Grant Township 525 S Market

Details:       A pair of Harley Davidson prescription glasses were left behind.  Owner

                   can identify and claim at the Grant Township Center

 

 

Vehicle Burglary           H17-1347                                                  

Date & Time:        May 3, 2017     7:15am

Location:              400 blk E Penn

Complainant:        69 yr old Hoopeston woman

Details:                 Complainant advised unknown person(s) entered her vehicle

                             and removed items without her permission.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 5-1-17

Fire Call             

Time:          1:03am

Location:    Maple/6th Av

Details:       HFD responded to the report of power lines arcing in the area.  Call unfounded.

 

 

Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle      H17-1332

Date & Time:        May 1, 2017     2:00pm  

Location:              1000 blk S Dixie Hwy

Arrested:              Eric C Calera (36) of Morris Illinois

Details:                 Vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.  Computer check

                             of driver revealed his Illinois driver’s license to be revoked.

                             He was unable to provide proof of insurance on vehicle.

                             He was transported to HPD where he posted bond and was

                             released with a court date in Vermilion County.

 

Hit & Run Accident                H17-1335

Date & Time:        May 1, 2017    6pm

Location:              Carle Hospital 701 E Orange

Unit #1:                Unidentified, left scene

Unit #2:                2014 Hyundai owned by Mary Coberly of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 2 was parked and unoccupied at above location, where

                             it was struck by unknown Unit 1.

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Illinois State Police Arrests May 2, 2017

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Jacob P. Pitts, 35, of St. Anne for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs. 

 

On May 1, 2017 at approximately 11:18 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with only one headlight illuminated.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jacob Pitts.  Pitts showed signs of alcohol and drug impairment.  Pitts was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Pitts was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs.  Pitts was also issued citations for improper lighting, driver’s license not on person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 

 

 

Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.

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Illinois State Police Arrests May 1, 2017

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Carolyn M. Madden, 53, of Oak Forest; Ervin L. Brown, 52, of Chicago for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

 

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 4:30 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 northbound at mile post 288.5.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Carolyn Madden.  Madden showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.   Madden was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended.  Madden was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage. 

 

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 11:03 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle driving all over the roadway.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Ervin Brown.  Brown showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Brown was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol. 

 

 

Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report April 28th-30th

Dog Running at Large. (City Ordinance)

Date:           April 25. 2017

Time:          12:40pm

Location:              Main Street/NB on Market Street

Cited:          Arce, Carrie A (F) (19) of Hoopeston,

Details:       The cited person owns a dog that is known by Paco, who was observed running loose without its owner.  Paco was followed back to the residence and the owner was informed of a citation to follow.   Court set for Hoopeston City Court. 

 

 

Illegal Squealing of Tires, No Proof of Insurance                   H17-1290

Time:          1:05 pm

Location:    Cornjerker Way/S Sixth Street

Cited:          Beverage, Branden N (27) (M) of Carlock Illinois

Details:        Officer observed Black Chevy Pickup truck take off from the intersection above at a high rate of speed with his tires squealing from rapid acceleration. The driver was stopped and issued the citation on the charges listed above.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4-27-17

Fire Call

Time:          08:47 am

Location:    215 W Washington St. Building 6, Teasdale Foods Inc.

Details:       HFD responded to a request to check the Building 6 for Carbon Monoxide levels.

A source of issue (malfunction equipment) was located and removed from the building, plant personnel had exhausted the facility and levels were cleared.    All Units back in quarters.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4-26-17

Fire Call

Time:           11:58 am

Location:    South of 4000 North Rd/ State Route 1

Details:       HFD and RFD were dispatched for a field fire out of control. Both agencies responded with personnel and equipment.  Fire was put out and units cleared.  

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