WHPO Blog Archives for 2017-07

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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