WHPO Blog Archives for 2017-08

Hoopeston Police Department Report August 28, 2017

Aggravated Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery         H17-3279   V17-8436
Date & Time: August 28, 2017      8:10am
Location: 800 blk E Seminary
Complainants: 36 year old Hoopeston female and a 32 year old Hoopeston man
Arrested: Corey L Walker (31) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to above location for a call reference subject inside
fighting and threatening residents with a gun.  Upon arrival Walker
had already left the premises.  After locating Walker nearby
hiding in bushes, he was taken into custody and charged with above.
He was transported to PSB to await arraignment.
 
 
Violation of Stalking No Contact Order H17-3293 V17-8453
Date & Time: August, 28, 2017 5:20 pm
Location: 800 blk E. Honeywell
Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Colton J. Simon (22) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to the above located reference a possible Violation
of a Stalking No Contact Order. Officer arrived on scene and found Simon
to be in violation of a Stalking No Contact Order. He was placed in custody
and transported to HPD where he was later transported to the PSB to 
await arraignment. 
 

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH

WHAT: Traffic Crash with Injuries
WHERE: Route 1 at the intersection of Vermilion County 2500 North
WHEN: August 26, 2017 at 2:24pm
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2010 Mercury Mariner
Unit 2: 2007 Jeep Wrangler
Unit 3: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Penny S. Boren 70 Years Old, Danville, IL
Unit 2: Jacob R. Nelson 38 Years Old, Danville, IL
Unit 3: Justin Charles Jeffries 27 Years Old, Hoopeston, IL
PASSENGERS: Unit 1: no passengers
Unit 2: Child age 13
Unit 3: Brook E. Cremonesi 24 Years Old, Rankin, IL
Seann Thomas Cremonesi 28 Years Old, Rankin, IL
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, unit 1 was traveling
northbound on Route 1. Unit 1 struck unit 2 in the rear, while unit 2 was slowed or stopped waiting to
turn left onto Vermilion County Road 2500 North. The collision with units 1 and 2, pushed unit 2 into
the southbound lane of Route 1 where unit 2 struck unit 3.
TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Ambulance to a local Danville hospital and
then was transported by Air Life to an area hospital. The driver of unit 2 and passenger were transported 
by ambulance to a local Hoopeston Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver and 2
passengers in unit 3 reported no injuries.
SEATBELTS: Drivers of units 1, 2, and 3 and all occupants were wearing seatbelts
CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a traffic 

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ISP TRAFFIC CRASH

WHAT: Serious Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: Vermilion County Road 3550 North and Vermilion County Road 770 East
WHEN: August 26, 2017 at 10:43am
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2004 Ford F150 Pick-Up
Unit 2: 2006 Peterbilt Truck Tractor
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Samuel R. Mikel 23Years Old, Hoopston, IL
Unit 2: Todd B. Harweger 56 Years Old, Buckley, IL
PASSENGERS: No Passengers
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, unit 1 was traveling
westbound on Vermilion County Road 3550 North. Unit 2 was traveling southbound on Vermilion
County Road 770 East. The driver of unit 1 became distracted from inside of unit 1 and ran the four way
stop sign at that location. Unit 2 had already stopped and was half way through the intersection when unit
1 ran into the tires of unit 2.
TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Air Life to an area hospital. The driver of unit
2 reported no injuries.
SEATBELTS: Drivers of units 1, and 2 were wearing seatbelts
CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to stop at a stop sign, and using an
electronic communication device while driving. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Welcomes Officer Cahoe

The Hoopeston Police Department is honored to have Officer Clayton Cahoe on the police roster as a full time officer effective 8/25/17.  He comes from Watseka, where he worked as a part-time officer.  Officer Cahoe began his first day on the job on 8/26/17 and looks forward to his career with HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 23-26, 2017

Driving While License Suspended H17-3177
Time: 3:52am
Location: Penn/Market
Arrested: Terry Williams (28) of Hoopeston
Details: Mr. Williams was pulled over by HPD officers in reference to an earlier 
incident in the night.  A computer check revealed that his license was 
suspended.  Subject was given a NTA in traffic court and released.
 
Driving While License Suspended H17-3230
Date & Time: August 25, 2017    3:09pm
Location: 4th ST/Lincoln
Arrested: Gerardo Resendis-Duran (29) of Hoopeston
Details: Computer check on subject, during a routine traffic stop, revealed 
his driver’s license to be suspended.  He was transported to HPD
where he was released with a citation.
 
Driving While License Revoked, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H17-3243
Time: 1:35am
Location: 500 blk W Elm
Arrested: Troy Knight (30) Alvin male
Details: HPD officers were looking for a vehicle that was reported as an unauthorized use of said vehicle.  While on routine patrol, officers located vehicle and performed
a traffic stop.  A computer check revealed that the driver, Troy Knight, had
a revoked driver’s license.  He was arrested and taken to HPD.  After being 
processed and paying bond, subject was released with 2 traffic citations and a
date for traffic court.
 
 
Keys found 
Details: 2 keys on a ring were found at lions shelter at park.  Owner can identified
and claim at HPD
 
Found Fishing Tackler
Details: Fishing tackle was found at the Lagoon and can be identified and claimed
at HPD
 
Traffic Accident H17-3261
Time: 9:35pm
Location: 1023 W Main, The Pump
Unit #1: 2004 Dodge Ram driven by Andrew Vaughn
Unit #2: 2005 Kia Utility (parked and unoccupied) owned by Tamera Crawford
Details: Unit 1 while backing out of a parking space struck Unit #2 which was parked
and unoccupied.  There were no injuries, no citations issued and both units
were insured.
 

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Cream of the Crop Pretty Baby Contest, Twins, Triplets and More Contest

The ninth annual Cream of the Crop Pretty Baby Contest will take place during the 74th National Sweetcorn
Festival on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the McFerren Park Civic Center in Hoopeston, Illinois. Registration
will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the contest following at 10:00 a.m. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded in five
age categories, as follows: 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-18 months, 19-24 months, and 25-36 months. An
overall winner will also be named. Attire is the contestant’s choice.
The first annual Twins, Triplets, and More Contest will also take place during the National Sweetcorn Festival,
immediately following the Pretty Baby Contest. Registration will take place from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Most and
least alike will be awarded in each of the following age categories: infants under 1 year, 1 year, 2-3 years, 4-5
years, 6-8 years, 9-10 years, 117-17 years, 18 and over. Trophies will be awarded for overall most and least
alike.
Entry fee is $5 for each contest. Contestants may enter as an individual in the Pretty Baby Contest and as a
group in the Twins, Triplets, and More Contest with paid entry to each contest.
All proceeds benefit the Hoopeston Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 18-21, 2017

Fire Call
Date & Time: August 18, 2017  4:50pm
Location: 700 blk E Elm
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department responded to above for smell of gas.
Nothing found
 
Fraud H17-3113
Date & Time: August 19, 2017    9am
Location: 300 blk E Washington
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant made a report after finding her credit card was
being used in another state by unknown person(s)
 
Accident H17-3131
Time: 4:28 pm
Location: Market St/Orange St
Unit #1: 2010 Ford Sedan driven by Edward Damrath (28) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2000 Ford F350 driven by Larry Chaffee (72) of Boswell, IN
Details: Unit #1 failed to yield right of way while turning east bound onto Orange St from Market St and struck Unit #2, who was travelling east bound on Orange St.  No injuries, no citations, both units insured.
 
Fire Call
Time: 2:02am
Location: 701 E Orange    Carle Hoopeston Regional Health
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department responded to for a fire alarm. Nothing found
 

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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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