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Hoopeston Police Department Report 9/13-9/16/19

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

Time:                    12:38am

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

Time:           3:35pm

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

Time:             12:50am

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.


Brush Fire

Time:             3:40pm

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

                   Vehicle                           H19-4988

          Time:          5:56pm

          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





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.

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