Disobeying Police H19-4935
Time: 3:54 PM
Location: 705 N Market St Hoopeston
Arrested: Darrell L. Estes
Details: Officers were called to the 700 block of N Market for a driving complaint. While
on scene he refused to comply with the officers, subject was later taken to HPD, charged with the above and later release with notice to appear in city court.
Criminal Damage to Property H19-4939
Location: 500 block of N. 10th Ave
Complainant: (28) year old Champaign male
Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to a report of glass breaking. Once on scene it was discovered that multiple windows has been broken. Investigation continues
Traffic Accident H19-4957
Location: 5th St/Main St
Unit 1: 2015 Jeep Utility driven by Terra Kinney (24) (F) from Hoopeston
Unit @: 2008 Lincoln Sedan driven by Elsa Grandos (44) (F) from Hoopeston
Details: Unit 2 was turning onto S. 5th St. when Unit 1 failed to yield right of way and struck Unit 2 in the rear driver’s side door. No injuries were reported, no
tickets were issued and both vehicles were insured.
Restraint of Dogs by Owner (city citation) H19-4971
Location: 600 blk E Thompson Av
Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston female
Cited: John Seiters (58) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called to the area for the report of a civil issue. Upon
investigation, it was found that the cited male had let his dogs run without
being on a leash. Mr. Seiters was given a city citation and a court date.
Location: 19485 High Street Chenneyville
Details: HFD was called out to the above location for a brush fire. Power Pole
caught fire and burned off, Ameren has been notified.
Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Possession of Cannabis, Speeding, Operating Uninsured
Location: 1st Av/Penn St
Arrested: Andrew Barber (20) (M) of Hoopeston
Kodi Gonzalez (22) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Gonzalez was driving for a
traffic violation. Upon investigation, cannabis and a firearm was located
inside the vehicle. Mr. Gonzalez was arrested for unlawful use of a firearm,
possession of cannabis and given 2 traffic citations for speeding and operating an uninsured vehicle. Mr. Barber was arrested for unlawful use of
a firearm. Both subjects were transported to the PSB in Danville to await
FATAL CRASH THAYER-
NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (9-16-19 8:19 AM)
On September 14th, 2019 at approximately 6:49 p.m. Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to SR 55, north of 1200N in Thayer, IN for a single motorcycle crash.
Through the course of the investigation it was found that 57 year old Dennis Michael Smolek of Crown Point, Indiana was traveling north bound ST. RD. 55 on his 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle and ran off the road for unknown reasons when exiting the first curve.
Smolek was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana where he succumbed to his injuries.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the female driver of a blue sedan that may have witnessed the crash or have more information. This driver and vehicle were NOT believed to have been involved in the crash. This driver should contact Deputy Fellmy at 219-474-5661.