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Hoopeston Police Report 07/30/21

Traffic Accident H21-3566

Time: 6:35PM

Location: S Dixie Hwy/W Orange St

Unit 1: 2020 Buick Utility driven by Linda Means(70)(F)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2015 Chevrolet Utility driven by Shannon Lithgow(28)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 advised she was exiting a parking lot turning northbound on Rt 1

when her front passenger side made contact with Unit 2 rear driver side.

No injuries or citations were reported.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-3569

Time: 11:59PM

Location: 700 blk of E Main St

Arrested: Kristy L Powers(41)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of a

domestic disturbance. Ms. Powers was there and a computer search showed

her to have an active warrant out of Iroquois Co. Ms. Powers was arrested

and transported to HPD for process and later released after posting bond

with a new Iroquois Co. court date.

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Hoopeston Police Report 07/29/21

Recovered Bicycles

Time: 10:00 AM

1. Silver Mongoose

2. Blue Mongoose

3. Purple Huffy

4. Gold BMX with Stickers, CWB painted on Handle bar neck

5. Purple Schwinn

If you are missing your bicycle, you might check with HPD to see if we have. This is the list of the most recent recovered bikes. We hold these unclaimed bikes 90 days and after that they go to scrap.

 

Warrant Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing Identification H21-3549

2021-6508

Time: 5:01PM

Location: S Market St/E Maple St

Arrested: William J Steele(31)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers during a traffic stop did a computer search on Mr. Steele and found him to have an active warrant out of Indiana. Mr. Steele was arrested and

transported to PSB to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Report 07/28/21

Traffic Accident H21-3535

Time: 6:45pm

Location: 700 blk Scott Dr

Unit 1: 2004 Pontiac driven by Rhonda Stump (F) (58) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2016 Ford driven by Jaren West (M) (23) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to the above location for the report of an accident. Both Unit

1 and Unit 2 were backing from driveways, did not see each other, and struck.

No tickets were issued, no injuries and both vehicles were insured.

Criminal Damage to Property H21-3536

Time: 10:43pm

Location: 700 blk Scott Dr

Complainant: 17 year old male

Details: HPD was called to the report of criminal damage to a vehicle. An investigation

continues.

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2021 Livestock Sale Champions of the Iroquois County Fair

Grand Champion Steer shown by Taylor Talbert, a member of Danforth Blue Ribbon and Iroquois West FFA brought $10,000. Buyer’s were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Conley & Scherf Cattle, Donaldson Equipment, Wischmier Trucking, Manahan Farms, State Representative Tom Bennett, Umbarger Feeds, Walder Farms, Federated Bank, Dralle’s of Watseka, Gray Transport, Mowrey Auction Co, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Duis Farms, Rapp Surface Drainage, Zumwalt Aviation, John & Mary Blake, Terry Burton Farm Management AHW, Chad Markley Farms & Trucking

 

Reserve Grand Champion Steer was shown by Adaline Eisenman, a member of Fountain Creek Stitch ‘N Do and brought $4,500. Buyer’s were Gifford State Bank, United Prairie, Golden Harvest, Dean Eisenmann, JDE Ag, Eisenmann Farms

 

Reserve Grand Champion Born & Raised Steer was shown by Raegan Gooding, a member of Sheldon Square Shooters and Watseka FFA was sold for $2,700. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Pence Oil Company, Iroquois Federal.

 

Champion Market Heifer was shown by Alaina Scher, a member of Watseka Wild Clovers and Watseka FFA for $2,000. Buyers were J & J Farms, First Trust & Savings Bank, Forestier Farms, Value Partners, Citizens State Bank, C & C Plumbing & Heating Inc, United Prairie, D & E Insurance, Iroquois Federal Pence Oil Company

 

Champion Angus Steer Was shown by Brayden Walder, of Fountain Creek 4-H Producers and sold for $1,500. Buyers were ProHarvest Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions Mowrey Auction Co, Goodwine COOP, Walder Farms.

 

Champion Beef Premierre was shown by Ben Schleef, of Woodworth Kountry Klovers and brought $3,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Farm Credit Services, United Prairie, Pence Oil Company.

 

Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Steer was shown by Gracie Schleef, of Woodworth Kountry Klovers and Iroquois West FFA and brought $3,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Farm Credit Services, United Prairie, Pence Oil Company.

 

Champion Meat Pen of Rabbits was shown by Owen Pree of Country Kickers and brought $1,000. Buyers were Eugene & Judith Miller, Iroquois Federal, Miller Brothers Farms, Nutrien Ag Solutions.

 

Grand Champion 4-H Wether Goat was shown by Caris White, of Sheldon Square Shooters and brought $1,100. Buyers were Syngery Seed, AgriGold Hybrids, ProHarvest Seeds, Harpster Farms, State Representative Tom Bennett.

 

Champion FFA Wether Goat was shown by Weston Lareau of Donovan Ag and Donovan FFA and brought $$800. Buyer was Kentland Elevator & Supply.

 

Reserve Grand Champion FFA Wether was shown by Paiton Lareau, of Donovan Ag & Donovan FFA and Brought $700.00. Buyers were Donovan Farmers Co-op Elevator Inc, Iroquois Farmers State Bank.

 

Grand Champion FFA Pen of Poultry was shown by Sam Pree, of Country Kickers and Iroquois West FFA and brought $1,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Eugene & Judith Miller, Iroquois Federal, Miller Brothers Farms.

 

Grand Champion Pen of Poultry was shown by Hannah True, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $800. Buyer was Chebanse Ag Inc

 

Champion Turkey was shown by Riley Klump, of Crescent City Barnbangers and Iroquois West FFA. Buyers were Iroquois Federal, Wheatfield Grain, United Prairie.

 

Champion Pen Of Waterfowl was shown by James Ritter, of Milks Grove Challengers and brought $1,100. Buyers were Chebanse Ag, Inc and Bob Landis.

 

Grand Champion Overall Barrow was shown by Jacob Weakley of Sheldon Square Shooters and brought $2,400. Buyers were Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Iroquois Paving Corporation, Plumb Mart of Watseka, Dralle’s of Watseka, Gooding Seed Service, Nita Dubble, TG Farms, Cutting Edge Genetics, Borchers Equipment, Dan Yates Show Pigs, Pioneer Seeds.

 

Grand Champion FFA Barrow was shown by Clayton Gullquist, of Milks Grove Challengers, Clifton Central FFA and brought $3,325. Buyers were Chebanse Ag Inc, Kleinert Farms, Weber Livestock, Kregel Genetics, Country Financial – Nate Henrichs, Anderson Farms, Mary Carol’s Unique Weddings, Dolly Dieter, Gulliquist Livestock, Nordmeyer Farms, Knauth Showpigs.

 

Reserve Grand Champion Overall Barrow was shown by Dallas Behrends, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $1,800. Buyers were Anderson Farms, Solid Ground Management, RK Farms, BG Customs, Behrends Farms, Iroquois Federal.

 

Champion Berkshire Barrow was shown by Kirstyn Lucht, of Milford Sugar Creek, Milford FFA and sold for $1,000. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mowrey Auction Co., First Trust & Savings Bank.

 

Chester White Barrow was shown by Dexter Nordmeyer, of Chebanse Little Ducks and sold for $2,000. Buyers were Chebanse Ag Inc., Darrin Goldtrap, Becks Hybrids, Gullquist Livestock.

 

Champion Hampshire Barrow was shown by Addyson Chandler, of Danforth Blue Ribbon, Iroquois West FFA and sold for $2,251. Buyers were Buckley State Bank, Weber Trucking, Cissna Park Coop Grain, Helena Chemical Co, Nextgen Ag Services LLC, Core & Main, Weber Fertilizer.

 

Champion Poland Barrow was shown by Kaleb Suchaczewski, of Milks Grove Challengers and sold for $700. Buyers were Pence Oil, C & C Plumbing & Heating Inc.

 

Champion Spot Barrow was shown by Sidney Kestler-Seyfert, of Milford Sugar Creek and sold for $2,450. Buyers were Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mowrey Auction Co., Castognia Tractor Inc, WOW Farms Inc

 

Champion AOB Barrow was shown by Kandace Behrends, of Milks Grove Challengers for $500. Buyers were Mowrey Auction, Steve Jones Auctioneer.

 

Champion Dairy Feeder Calf was shown by Jacob Quick, of Country Kickers and sold for $1,000. Buyers were Chebanse Ag, Inc., Cutting Edge Genetics, Becks Hybrids, Bob Landis.

 

Reserve Grade Holstein was shown by Colin McGehee, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,100. Buyers were Animal Medical Center of Gilman, Janie’s Farm.

 

Grand Champion 4-H Wether Sheep was shown by Zach Gerling, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,600. Buyers were Weber Trucking, Weber Livestock.

 

Grand Champion FFA Wether Sheep was shown by Elizabeth Poskin, of Milks Grove Challengers, Clifton Central FFA and sold for $800. Buyers were K & C Elliot Farms, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Janie’s Farm, McCullough Implement

 

Grand Champion 4-H Market Ewe Lamb was shown by Bryce Hensler, of Ashkum GO-Getters and sold for $1,200. Buyers were Syngery Seed, Borchers Equipment, Cabery Fertilizer, Fratco Inc., K & C Elliot Farms, Pool Covers Pros, Inc.

 

Reserve Champion FFA Wether Sheep was shown by Lizzie Kleinert, of Ashkum Chargers, Clifton Central FFA and sold for $1,200. Buyers were Pat Cooksey Trucking, Syngery Seed, Central Body Repair, Meyer Agency,Inc, Ken’s Truck Repair, Inc., Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Chebanse Ag, Inc, Iroquois Federal, ProHarvest

 

Champion 4-H Carcass was shown by Clare Peters, of Danforth Blue Ribbon and sold for $1,350. Buyers were Synergy Seeds, Fratco Inc., Coops Construction Co, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Haley Bros Excavating, K & C Elliot Farms, Janie’s Mill.

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Hoopeston Police Report 07/27/21

Fire Call H21-3506

Time: 1:51am

Location: 101 W Main St, Tedd’s

Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to a dumpster fire at the above location. The fire

was extinguished without incident. An investigation continues.

Battery (City Ord) H21-3497

Time: 1:39pm

Date: July 25, 2021

Location: 400 block S 2nd Avenue

Complainant: Hoopeston Woman (45)

Cited: Cannon, Elbert W (M) (54) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time the complainant contact HPD reference to being battered by the male subject. Male was later located and issued NTA with court appearance to City Court.

Warrant Arrest, Criminal Damage to State Supported Property H21-3512 2021-6443

Time: 2:26PM

Location: Bank St/E Main St

Arrested: Belinda D Solis(37)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers while on patrol saw Ms. Solis. A computer check showed Ms. Solis

to have an active warrant through Vermilion County. Ms. Solis was arrested and

transfer to PSB.

Driving while license suspended, Illegal transportation of alcohol, Operating uninsured motor vehicle. H21-3515

Time: 5:10PM

Location: 400 blk of E Penn St

Arrested: Jordan Davis-Ervin(30)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Davis-Ervin

to have a suspended license. Mr. Davis-Ervin was arrested and transported to HPD

for processing and later released with Vermilion County Court Dates

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/26/21

Found Ring

Details: A ring was found in one of the holding cells at the Hoopeston Police Department. It can be claimed at the PD if given the proper description.

 

Warrant Arrest H21-3486

Time: 8:13pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Arrested: Acelynn Swartz (F) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the area for a domestic issue. A computer

check revealed Ms. Swartz had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant.

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

and given a new court date.

 

Domestic Battery H21-3486

Time: 8:13pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Complainant: 21 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Quartez Jackson (M) (22) of Danville

Details: HPD officer were called to the above location for the report of a domestic

battery. Mr. Jackson was arrested and taken to HPD. After being processed,

subject was transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Traffic accident, Violation of classification H21-3500

Time: 4:19PM

Location: N 3rd St/E Honeywell Ave

Unit 1: 1999 Yamaha Motorcycle driven by Mark A Miller(42)(M)of Wellington

Details: Unit 1 was West bound on E Honeywell Ave. when he observed a grey sedan traveling Northbound on N. 3rd St. when he believed the vehicle was traveling too fast to stop at the yield sign so he dropped his motorcycle to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Mr. Miller was citied for Violation of Classification. No injuries were reported.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/23/21

We are reporting 12 new cases (four residents in their 60s, two in their 50s, one in their 40s, one in their 30s, two in their 20s, one teen, and one pre-schooler), and 2 released, which brings us to a total of 10,164 positive cases.

 

We are saddened to report another COVID-related death – a woman in her 50s.  Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.  We have lost a total of 154 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

 

There are currently 5 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 65 active COVID cases in the county. 

 

Of the 12 cases being reported today, four of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

Vaccinations save lives.

 

Upcoming clinics at the Health Department will be:

•             August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)

•             September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

 

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/22/21

Disorderly Conduct H21-3434

Time: 6:20pm

Location: 1030 W Chestnut St. Hoopeston IGA

Arrested: Linda S. Drollinger (F) (56) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Received a call in refence to Harassment at the above location and time. Mrs. Drollinger was cited and given a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/21/21

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY H21-3403

Time: 11:16 am

Location: 1000 block W Orange St

Details: Met with complainant from Heritage Health Foundation that reported that a Airconditioning unit, and Furnace had been removed from the property without permission or prior agreement by the owners.

 

No Registration, Driving While License Revoked, Operation of Uninsured Vehicle H21-3414

 

Time: 8:28pm

Location: 700 block of W Main Street

Arrested: Eric E Eckhoff (M) (42) of Wellington

Details: Officers Conducted a Traffic Stop at the above location and a computer check showed Mr. Eckhoff to be revoked. Mr. Eckhoff was transported to HPD and was processed and released with Vermilion County Court notices.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/21/21

We are reporting 19 new cases (three residents in their 70s, one in their 60s, two in their 40s, four in their 30s, eight in their 20s, and one teen), and 2 released, which brings us to a total of 10,152 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 153 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 6 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 56 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 19 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations save lives.

Upcoming clinics at the Health Department will be:

  *   August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  *   September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

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The body of a 27-year-old drowning victim has been pulled from the Vermilion River near Danville

The body of a 27-year-old drowning victim has been pulled from the Vermilion River near Danville.   Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden says the victim is Dustan J. Haase (Hays) of Westville.  Chief Vermilion County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Hartshorn says Haase was one of three people who were kayaking Sunday evening when they ran into trouble at a log jam at about 6:30 p.m.

 

Captain Hartshorn says a male and female were rescued after they were able to get on top of a log jam.  But the 27-year-old went underwater and did not resurface.  Hartshorn says the victim’s body was recovered shortly before 7:30 this (Monday) morning.

 

Vermilion County Sheriff’s Deputies, Illinois State Conservation Officers, and firefighters and medical personnel were on the scene Sunday night for the search effort.  It was suspended overnight and then resumed early today and that is when Haase’s body was located.

 

The location where the drowning occurred is near where some work is being done on the Interstate 74 bridge over the river.

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Balloons Over Vermilion Thanks the Community For the Successful Return of the 2021 Event

Organizers of Balloons Over Vermilion would like to thank the tens of thousands of guests who once again brought smiles, excitement and inspiration to the event after a year’s absence. “Even with the fickle weather faced on Saturday, we still hosted over 21,000 guests during our two-day event, and experienced record crowds on Friday,” stated Pat O’Shaughnessy, Co-Chair of the event. Grateful for the huge success of Friday’s response to BOV 2021 the event organizers offered free admission to Saturday’s event and activities. “Given what we saw on Friday, we felt that free admission and parking on Saturday was a great way to say thanks, and also encourage everyone to come out and enjoy all of the other attractions at the airport,” he added.

While Saturday’s weather may have preempted the balloon flight and glow, over 5000 visitors to Balloons Over Vermilion didn’t let that dampen their spirits. Balloon School hosted by local pilots gave a taste of the sport of ballooning with hands-on safety, pilot training, weather education and competition at demonstration stations. The carnival, food vendors, Kids Zone, Joyful Bubbles, Touch A Truck, the Amazing Giants stilt walkers, inflatables and live music in the beer tent satisfied pent-up demand for people to get out and experience local events and festivals again.

“Our sincere thanks once again go out to our Title Sponsor, the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation, for the continued support which it has shared since the beginning of Balloons Over Vermilion. Julius was with us in spirit this year, and certainly will be each year we are privileged to present this gift to Vermilion County,” said Jim Anderson, Co-Chair of the event. “Our Board of Directors is very pleased with this year’s results, as it will provide us with funds to help local programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of our most precious resource; our young people,” he added.

Over 400 volunteers and dozens of sponsors were also critical to the successful return of this outstanding 2021 marquee outdoor festival. Friday evening set a record crowd with just under 16,000 kids of all ages enjoying everything Balloons Over Vermilion has to offer.

Near perfect weather conditions Friday evening allowed for a spectacular balloon flight of 30 colorful hot air balloons. In addition to the inspiring launch, the near perfect wind conditions suspended the graceful giants midair over the airport grounds and nearby for an extended viewing as the balloons decorated the skies. A spectacular balloon glow followed with the unique, interactive experience of

Balloonmeister Joe Vincent dropping the ropes and allowing the crowd up-close access to the balloons and pilots. “Our pilots share with us that this is one of the most knowledgeable and respectful crowds they see at any comparable event. They look forward to Balloons Over Vermilion all year long, and they’re pleased to bring the magic of hot air ballooning closer to our type of crowd,” he stated.

Mark your calendars now for Balloons Over Vermilion 2022 July 8th and 9th at the Vermilion Regional Airport and follow us on social media for the latest updates.

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Iroquois County Pipeline Update

Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) responders continue cleanup and remediation activities after a third party struck and damaged an MPL 12-inch gasoline pipeline in Iroquois County on Wednesday afternoon. Upon detecting the release, MPL immediately shut down and isolated the pipeline and deployed resources and personnel to contain the release and initiate cleanup activities. No one was injured due to the initial breech, and all residences within the vicinity of the incident have been notified. MPL set up a command post and deployed numerous work crews and assets from across neighboring states. MPL’s deployment includes more than 130 responders, several vacuum trucks, frac tanks, tanker trucks, excavators, and other miscellaneous equipment and materials. MPL, US EPA, & IL EPA have been working closely to prevent further spread of the released gasoline, as well as to ensure appropriate environmental cleanup. The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is also working with MPL to have local private water supplies tested as a precaution and there have been no adverse issues identified. Gasoline has reached a field ditch, where it has been contained by several booms and is being removed. At this time, no gasoline has been observed in nearby Spring Creek. Environmental cleanup will continue for some time, during which all entities involved will continue to work together to restore the immediate area. The pipeline itself has been repaired. Approximately 1200 barrels of gasoline was spilled and is being recovered and removed.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/18/21

We are reporting 6 new cases (one resident in their 70s, one in their 60s, two in their 50s, one in their 20s, and one teen), and 8 released, which brings us to a total of 10,133 positive cases.



We have lost a total of 153 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.



There are currently 3 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 39 active COVID cases in the county.



Of the six cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.
 

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/18/21

Stolen Vehicle H21-3313

Time: 03:20 am

Location: 300 block E Penn St

Complainant: 28-year-old Hoopeston Man

Details: The complainant reported that his 1999 Chevy Blazer IL Lic: 2649333B was stolen from its parking spot at his residence.

 

**Recovered**

 

 

Driving while license suspended H21-3352

Time: 6:15PM

Location: S Market Street/E Main St

Arrested: Jorge A Antuna(43)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop. A computer search showed Mr. Antuna

to have a suspended license. Mr. Antuna was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court date.

 

Residential Burglary H21-3359

Time: 9:34pm

Location: 800 blk E Seminary

Complainant: 49 year old Ardmore female

Details: HPD was dispatched to the above location for the report of residential burglary.

An unknown subject(s) entered the property without permission and removed

several items. An investigation continues.

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Iroquois County Rodeo Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather The Latting Rodeo for this evening has been cancelled.  The Draft Horse morning classes will be held in the Beef Show Barn. The Draft Horse Hitches will be held in the parking lot north of the sale barn.  The Livestock Sale will still be in the Sale Barn! 

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/16/21

BURGLARY H21-3295

Time: 11:07am

Location: 600 Blk S 5th Ave

Details: HPD was dispatched to above ref a storage shed being broken into. Suspect cut the lock to enter the storage shed. HPD will continue to investigate the incident.

FIRE CALL H21-0079

Time: 18:32pm

Location: 800 Blk E Washington st

Details: HFD was called out for a tree that fell on power lines. Ameren responded and took over the scene. No injuries were reported.

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Vermilion County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during July. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 18

Child Restraint Citations 0

Total Citations 21

Total Written Warnings 22

 

Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation

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Eastern Illinois Announces "Foodmobile" Food Giveaway in Ridge Farm, IL

Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces “Foodmobile” Food Giveaway in Ridge Farm, IL

Contact: Amanda Borden, Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 217-328-3663

When: 08/07/2021 from 9:30am – 10:30am

Where: Ward Park, Ridge Farm, IL

Ridge Farm, IL – Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is distributing food to area families facing food insecurity. The distribution will be held at Ward Park in Ridge Farm, Illinois on 08/07/2021 from 9:30 – 10:30am and is open to residents of Vermilion County. Those attending are asked to bring boxes or bags to transport food.

The distribution is part of the Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to rural or underserved areas. Those planning to attend should pre-register at www.EIFclient.com, although doing so does not guarantee a place in line. 

Updates regarding future food distributions can be found at the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org.

 

 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank works to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois through cooperation with a network of food pantries, agencies and programs. The Foodbank distributes donated and discounted food throughout an 18-county service area in cooperation with more than 170 member agencies and programs. Through these agencies, the Foodbank provides food to over 100,000 different men, women and children each year. Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America Feeding Illinois and the United Way of Champaign County.

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/15/21

THEFT H21-3272

Time: 09:25am

Location: 200 Blk N Market St

Details: HPD responded to above for a stolen scooter report. It is under investigation.

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, TRESPASSING H21-3274

Time: 10:25am

Location: 300 Blk E Penn St

Arrested: Shane M Baker (31)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to above ref a disturbance. Upon arrival officers was advised Mr Baker damaged some property while in a dispute with others at the res. Mr Baker left the scene prior to officers’ arrival but was found and arrested later with additional charges.

WANTED ON VERMILION CO WARRANT / POSSESSION OF METH H21-3275

Time: 12:43pm

Location: 200 Blk N Market

Arrested: Shane M Baker (31)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD received information that Mr Baker was at the above residence. Upon arrival officer saw Mr Baker next to a vehicle in the driveway of the res. A computer check found Mr Baker wanted out of Vermilion Co. Subj was placed under arrest, processed and later taken to Vermilion Co jail with several charges.

THEFT H21-3279

Time: 15:01pm

Location: 400 Blk E Seminary Ave

Details: HPD responded to above ref a theft of a concrete goose. The case is under investigation.

 

 

THEFT H21-3287

Time: 10:15pm

Location: 300 block of E Penn St.

Details: HPD responded to the above location in reference to a stolen license plate sticker.

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Release of gasoline from A pipeline in Iroquois County

Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) personnel are responding to a release of gasoline from one of its pipelines in Iroquois County, Illinois.   MPL has shut down and isolated the pipeline and has deployed resources and personnel to contain the release and initiate clean-up activities. Gasoline has reached a field ditch but has been contained upstream of Spring Creek.  MPL is conducting air monitoring as a precaution. There have been no injuries reported as a result of the release. MPL’s top priority during its response is to protect the safety of the responders, members of the public, and the environment. Relevant regulatory agencies, US and IL EPA,  have been notified and are supporting. Information is not yet available on the volume of product that has been released.  The cause of the release is believed to be the result of third party activities.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/15/21


We are reporting 11 new cases (one resident in their 60s, one in their 50s, one in their 40s, two in their 30s, two teens, one grade-school-aged child, one toddler, and two infants), and 6 released, which brings us to a total of 10,127 positive cases.

We have lost a total of 153 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.


There are currently 3 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 41 active COVID cases in the county.




We vaccinated 52 people at our COVID-vaccination clinic today.


Upcoming clinics at the Health Department will be:

  *   August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  *   September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

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Hoopeston Police Report 7/14/21

Abandoned Vehicle H21-3249

Time: 01:30AM

Location: 500 Blk E Thompson Ave

Details: HPD responded to above ref a motorcycle abandoned. The vehicle was towed to Knuth’s impound lot. The motorcycle did not return as stolen. HPD is attempting to locate the owner.

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Woodland man charged with rape

A Woodland man who allegedly raped a co-worker in the back of a work truck is being held in the Champaign County Jail.

 

Isaiah R. Allen, 24, was charged Monday with aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for acts he is alleged to have committed with a 16-year-old girl on June 10.

 

According to a Champaign County sheriff’s investigator’s report, the teen showed up at the Carle Hospital emergency room that evening, saying that she had been sexually assaulted by an older coworker with whom she was working as an assistant.

 

 

In the package delivery truck earlier that day, he allegedly asked her questions of a sexual nature, then talked her into getting in the back of the truck and performed different sex acts on her and with her while in the parking lot of a gas station in north Champaign.

 

The day after the alleged attack, Allen told police the sex was consensual and he thought the girl was 18.

 

She was interviewed by a trained professional at the Children’s Advocacy Center June 24 and gave details of the assault, including that she had told Allen she was 16, that she told him several times to stop because he was hurting her, and that Allen told her not to tell anyone about the encounter.

 

Interviewed a second time, Allen reportedly told the investigator he had sex with the girl and knew she was only 16.

 

Allen is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on Aug. 17. He’s being held in lieu of $350,000 bond.

 

If convicted of the most serious of the charges, Allen faces six to 30 years in prison.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/14/21

We are reporting 2 new cases (one resident in their 70s, and one in their 60s), and 2 released, which brings us to a total of 10,116 positive cases.

We are saddened to report four additional COVID-related deaths – a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, and a man in his 80s.  Our sympathies go out to their families and friends.  We have lost a total of 153 Vermilion County residents to COVID-related deaths since this pandemic began.

There are currently 4 Vermilion County residents with COVID hospitalized.  There are currently 36 active COVID cases in the county.

Of the 2 cases being reported today, none of them told us they have been fully vaccinated.

We holding one COVID-19 vaccination clinic per month at the Health Department at this time.  Please see our website, www.vchd.org<http://www.vchd.org>, for registration information.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be allowed up until 30 minutes before the end of clinic times.



Upcoming clinics at the Health Department will be:

  *   July 14th (this will be Johnson and Johnson from 10-11 and Moderna from 11-12)
  *   August 11th (Moderna from 10-12)
  *   September 8th (Moderna from 10-12)

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