WHPO Blog Archives for 2017-09

Hoopeston Police Department Report September 26, 2017

Operating Uninsured Vehicle (Delayed Entry)
Date and Time: 09/25/17 7:25pm
Location: 1st Ave/Washington
Arrestee: Hunter Brown (18) Hoopeston Male
Details: While on a routine traffic stop male subject failed to provide proof of insurance. He was cited with the above and released with a court date.
 
 
Disorderly Conduct (Delayed Entry) 
Time of Call: 3:21 pm
Date of Incident: September 25, 2017 
Location: 615 E Main Street Hoopeston Area Middle & High School
Details: School administration staff contacted HPD reference to a social media threat.  Staff evacuated the remaining athletics and remaining staff from the building and police conducted a search and found no viable threat to the grounds, by person or other means.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 19-24, 2017

Fire Alarm
Time: 12:49am
Location: 701 E Orange, Country Terrace
Details: HFD was dispatched to a fire alarm.  Call was unfounded.
 
 
Traffic Accident (PD) H17-3732
Time of Call: 08:11 am
Location: S Dixie Hwy & W Penn Street 
Unit 1: 2016 Ford Flex driven by Amy L Rieches (F) (38) of Hoopeston 
Unit 2: 2013 Chevy Truck driven by Cody A Alterman (M) (34) of Champaign
Details: At the above time HPD was summoned to the intersection reference to a two vehicle collision.  Unit 1 had stopped for the stop sign but did not see unit 2 approaching from South.  Unit 1 did pull out to go south and was stuck by Unit 2.   Unit 1 was cited for failure to reduce to avoid an accident.  Both insured and both had to be towed from the scene.
 
Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon H17-37814 V17-9272
Date & Time: September 21, 2017 17:58pm
Location: 100 blk W Main
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Joshua Pierce (28) of Hoopeston
Details: While driving his vehicle past complainant, subject brandished 
a handgun.  He was later located with the handgun in his possession
and taken into custody.  He was processed and later transported to 
PSB to see a judge.
 
Domestic Battery H17-3782 V17-9281
Time: 8:34pm
Location: 800 blk E Main
Complainant: 56 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Torrey Robinson (50) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above address in reference to a domestic
situation.  After an investigation, Mr. Robinson was arrested and taken to
HPD.  He was processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to
await arraignment.
 
Battery (city ordinance) H17-3783
Time: 10:17pm
Location: 400 blk S 4th St
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Roy Jones (43) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location in reference to a 
battery complaint.  Mr. Jones had already left the area, but was later
located and arrested for city ordinance violation of battery.  He was
taken to HPD, processed and later released with a city ticket and court
date.
 
Traffic Accident (PD) H17-3795
Time: 10:54 am
Location: 12 McFerren Park Rd Hoopeston 
Unit 1: 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Vincent L Watson (M) (26) of Hoopeston
Object of Impact: Tree Stump
Details: Unit 1 was headed back into the parking lot of the Park Shop when he cut to short and clipped a tree stump and got hung up on.    No Injuries reported.  
 
 
 
Possession of Cannabis H17-3811
Date & Time: September 22, 2017    7:20pm
Location: 1st ave/Orange Street
Arrested: John D Cornelius (20) of Loda
Details: Officer performed a routine traffic stop on vehicle driven by the
above subject.  Upon speaking to subject, officer could smell
a strong odor of cannabis.. After searching the vehicle officer
found the cannabis and placed subject under arrest.  He was 
transported to HPD where he was released with an NTA in
Hoopeston City Court
 
Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Warrant Arrest
H17-3823 V17-9327
Time: 1:05am
Location: 300 blk Front St
Arrested: Belinda Solis (34) Hoopeston female
Details: HPD checked out with Ms. Solis while she was walking in the 300 blk of
Front St.  A computer check revealed that subject had an outstanding 
Vermilion County warrant.  Before being arrested and put into the patrol 
car, subject was searched and illegal substances were found on her.  She was
taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.
 
Driving After Suspension
H17-3855
Time: 1:39  pm
Location: Third Ave/Washington St
Arrested: Tonya K Edwards (40) Hoopeston female
Details: Officer performed a routine traffic stop on vehicle driven by the above subject.  A computer check revealed Ms. Edwards to have a suspended drivers license.  She was arrested, taken to HPD, processed and released on a notice to appear with a court date.
 
No Valid DL
H17-3857
Time: 5:42 pm
Location: N 6th Ave/Honeywell St
Arrested: Beatriz Alconedo (49) female from Ambin, IN
Details: Officer performed a routine traffic stop on vehicle driven by the above subject.  A computer check revealed Ms. Alconedo to have a no valid driver’s license.  She was issued a citation and released on a notice to appear with a court date.
 
 
Warrant Arrest H17-3860 V17-8579
Time: 7:36 pm
Location: 920 W Main St
Arrestee: Humberto Rubio (58) Hoopeston male 
Details: Subject was arrested on an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant. Rubio was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 18, 2017

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse H17-3727 V17-9159
Time:    5:52pm
Location:    400 blk E Maple
Complainant:  Parent of 13 year old juvenile
Arrested:    Raul Acosta (29) Hoopeston male
Details:    At the above time, parent and juvenile came into HPD to report the incident.
   After an investigation, Mr. Acosta was arrested and charged with Aggravated
   Criminal Sexual Abuse.  He was processed and later transported to the Public
   Safety Building in Danville to await arraignment.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 13-17

Traffic Accident H17-3594
Time: 3:40pm
Location: Main and Bank Street
Unit #1: 2014 Chrysler driven by Abigayle L Napier (20)(F)of Hoopeston 
Unit #2: 2002 Dodge van driven by Kathy L Watson (55)(F) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2 while it was stopped in traffic.
Driver of Unit 2 reported injuries to her back as a result of the crash.
 
 
Residential Burglary H17-3593
Time: 3:00pm
Location: 400 blk W Maple
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Police responded to above after complainant realized after returning to residence, unknown person(s) removed her safe containing valuables.
 
Stolen/Lost License Plates H17-3597
Time: 3:46pm
Location: 600 blk N 7th St
Complainant: 17 year old Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant told HPD officers that his back license plate had either 
fallen off or was stolen by unknown subject(s) sometime today at an
unknown location.  
 
Auto Burglary, Fraud H17-3598
Time: 6:46pm
Location: 700 blk Wilson
Complainant: 42 year old Hoopeston female 
Details: Report taken after female came home to find her safe and
valuables missing.
 
Fire Call
Date & Time: September 14, 2017    6:30am
Location: Caseys 1022 W Penn
Details: HFD responded after a large amount of gas was spilled
 
 
Fire Call
Date & Time: September 14, 2017      7:05am
Location: Charlotte Ann Medical Center 801 E Orange
Details: HFD responded for an activated alarm.  Alarm was 
malfunctioning.
 
 
Hit and Run H17-3624
Date & Time: September 14, 2017   8:37am
Location: Caseys pl  1022 W Penn
Unit #1: Left scene unidentified
Unit #2: Unit 2 was parked while occupied.  Unit 1 backed form his
space and struck unit 2 and left the scene. Unit 1 was described to
be a blk Ford Expdedition. Partial licence plate was V7770 o V79
Further, a computer check on driver of Unit 2 revealed her license
to be suspended.   She was issued a citation.
 
Residential Burglary H17-3635
Time: 4:02 pm
Location: 800 blk W. Washington
Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston female 
Details: Officers responded to above reference a burglary to residence report. 
 
Burglary to Garage H17-3666
Time: 4:18 pm 
Location: 700 block E Maple Street 
Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston Male
Details: At the above time, Officers responded to a reported burglary to a garage.  The complainant also reported items stolen at that time.  
 
Criminal Damage to Property (SOLVED)
Time: Unknown 
Location: Main/Market turning lane
100 block of E. Main
200 block of E. Main
300 block of E. Main
200 block of N. Market
300 block of N. Market
200 block of W. Washington
100 block of Bank St.
200 block of Bank St
200 block of E. Penn
100 block of E. Orange 
400 block of W. Orange 
500 block of S. 6th Ave 
1000 block of S. 2nd Ave
200 block  of 1st Ave
400 block of W. Chestnut 
S 5th St./Rt 9 (New Location) 
 
  Date & Time of Arrest: 9/16/17   5:18pm
Arrested: Bradley David (31) of Wellington 
Details:  After locating the above subject he was transported to HPD, interviewed 
and charged with the above. Mr. David was later transported to the PSB to await arraignment on felony charges. 
 
Criminal Damage to Auto (Under) H17-3705
Time: 4:07pm
Location: 600 block of S. 4th St
Complainant: (34) year old Hoopeston male 
Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he realized that sometime in the night
person(s) unknown had cut his tires. Investigation continues. 
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 11-12, 2017

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Stolen License Plate, Driving While License Suspended, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Unlawful Display of Registration      H17-3560   V17-8920
Time: 10:36pm
Location: 101 W Main, Ted’s
Arrested: Chase Miles (25) Hoopeston male
Details: While on patrol, HPD officers located a vehicle in which stolen license plates
where on.  A computer check revealed that Mr. Miles did not have a valid driver’s
license.  Subject was arrested and taken to HPD.  He was processed and later
transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.  
 
Found Cell Phone
Time: Between Midnight at 2:15am
Location: 1022 W Penn, Casey’s
Details: An LG phone was left at Casey’s during the above hours.  Owner can identify 
and claim at HPD.
 
 
Forgery H17-3347   V17-8532
Time of Call: 2:52 pm
Date of Call: 08-31-2017
Date of Arrest: 09-11-2017
Complainant: Jerry’s IGA Hoopeston 1030 W Chestnut Street Hoopeston 
Arrestee: Cagle, Angel J (F) (23) of Bismarck IL 
Details: On the date of arrest, the suspect came to HPD to make a report on an unrelated incident.  The arrestee was then interviewed in-connection to this complaint.  The arrestee was therefore charged with the offense and transported to PSB Danville to be arraigned. 
 
Forgery H17-3566
Time of Call: 07:45 am
Date of Call: 9-12-2017
Complainant: Tedd’s Beverage 101 W Main Street Hoopeston 
Arrestee: Cagle, Angel J (F) (23) of Bismarck IL 
Details: At the above time, HPD was summoned to the business in reference to a fraudulent check that had been passed to them by alleged arrestee.   Report was filed and sent to SA office to add additional charges on to Ms. Cagle at her arraignment today.  
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 8-10, 2017

Aggravated Battery H17-3485
Time of Call:  10:15 am
Location: 400 block E Main Street 
Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Details: At the above time, Police was summoned to the area to report of 2 females arguing and fighting in the yard.  Suspect was gone upon arrival and Victim was able to provide information for the case to be followed up on.  
 
 
 
Theft H17-3486
Time of Call: 12:20pm
Date of Theft: Sometime between Sept 3 and Sept 4
Location: 426 E Honeywell Av Centennial Manor 
Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston male
Details: At the above time complainant came to HPD and reported that several items were stolen from the above location where he had them stored.   He did not give anyone permission to dispose or take the items from that location.   
 
Vehicle Accident- Hit and Run H17-3495
Time: 12:29am
Location: 1023 W. Main St, The Pump
Unit #1: 2006 Dodge 4-Door driven by Apolinar Solis (27)(M) of Hoopeston (Arrested)
Unit #2: 2000 Oldsmobile 4-Door (parked and unoccupied) owned by Daniel Reyes of
Hoopeston
Details: Witnesses observed driver of Unit #1 get into his vehicle and back into a down
spout causing damage.  Witnesses also observed Unit #1 strike Unit #2, which
was parked and unoccupied.  Unit #1 left the scene of the accident.  HPD officers
located subject and arrested him on the following tickets:
Improper Backing
Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid and Accident
Failure to give information after striking vehicle or other property
Leaving Scene of Accident-Vehicle Damage
Operating Uninsured Vehicle
After being processed, Mr. Solis was released with traffic citations and traffic 
court date. Unit #2 was insured.
 
Disobeying Police (city citation) H17-3511
Time: 8:22pm
Location: 805 S. Dixie Hwy, CVS
Arrested: Craig Blankenship (37) male from Bloomington, IN
Details: Mr. Blankenship was arrested after becoming agitated with HPD officers when 
they were trying to talk with him.  After being warned, subject was arrested for
disobeying police.  He was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a 
city citation and city court date.
 
Possession of Cannabis, Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by Minor (city citations) H17-3518
Time: 10:30pm
Location: 700 blk W Washington
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details: HPD officers checked out with juvenile after it appeared that he was stumbling
while walking.  Subject was holding an alcoholic beverage and told the officer 
that he had cannabis in his pocket.  Subject was arrested and taken to HPD.  He 
was processed, given city citations and court date, and was later released to a parent.
 
Burglary to Auto H17-3513 V17-8839
Time:    9:21pm
Location:    400 blk N 7th Av
Complainant:  45 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested:    15 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details:    Complainant contacted HPD in reference to his car getting broken into
   and property stolen.  After an investigation, officers located the juvenile.
   He was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.  He was later transported to
   the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville to await arraignment.
 
Theft H17-3536
Time:    8:00pm
Location:    719 W Elm St, Fast Lanes
Complainant:  43 year old Hoopeston male
Details:    HPD was called in reference to a theft of personal items from one of the lockers
   at Fast Lanes.  An investigation continues.
 
Criminal Damage to Property H17-3537
Time:    8:59pm
Location:    600 blk E Washington
Complainant:  43 year old Hoopeston male
Details:    HPD was called in reference to criminal damage to a motion light on the
   property.  An investigation continues.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report September 5, 2017

Battery (City Ord) H17-3431
Time of Call: 1:39pm
Date of Call: September 4, 2017
Location: 500 block S 5th Street Hoopeston
Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston Woman 
Arrestee: Gibson, Barbara (F)(32) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD was called to the above location for a report of 2 women fighting outside in the yard. Upon arrival officers met with the arrestee and then was pointed to the complainant. Officers took a complaint from the victim who wished to press charges against the arrestee.  Subject was released with a NTA to appear in court.  
 
Lost/Found Items
Several items were found at McFerren Park over the holiday weekend.  If you have lost
any of these items, you can identify and claim at HPD.
2 pair of sunglasses
Set of keys (one key on ring is from post office)  
Set of keys with several keychains including a blue lanyard   CLAIMED
Brown purse
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report August 29-September 4

Wanted on Warrant (Cook County) H17-3303 V17-8460
Time: 2:11am
Location: 400 block of E. Honeywell
Arrestee: George Eleopoulos (51) of Hoopeston 
Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to a domestic disturbance.
A computer check revealed Mr. Eleopoulos had an active warrant out of Cook County. He was taken to HPD, processed, and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.  
 
Traffic Accident H17-3312
Time: 3:36 pm
Location: 100 Blk E. Orange
Unit #1: 2003 Pontiac 4D driven by Theresa Saldana (27) of Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2010 Chevrolet 4D driven by Gretchen Warren (56) of Georgetown
Details: Both units were traveling westbound in the 100 block of E. Orange when 
Unit #1 struck the rear end of Unit #2. There were no injuries, no citations, 
and both units were insured. 
 
Reckless Driving, Operating Uninsured Vehicle H17-3316
Time: 9:17am
Location: 400 block of W. Lincoln
Arrestee: Thad A. Finnell (24) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD responded to the area on the complaint that someone was driving recklessly in the area. The above subject was issued citations for the above and given a court date. 
 
Driving While License Suspended H17-3319
Time: 12:26am
Location: 400 block of N. 6th Ave 
Arrestee: Derek O Neal (25) of Hoopeston
Details: While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that 
Mr. O Neal did not have a valid license. He was charged with the above, transported to HPD, processed and later released with a court date.  
 
 
Traffic Accident (PD) H17-3330
Time: 12:55pm
Location: Alley behind 111 E Main Street
Unit 1: 2016 Volvo driven by Richard Poepsel of Peoria 
Property: Guide Wire belonging to Frontier Communications
Details: at the above time, driver of unit 1 reported that he struck a guide wire belonging to Frontier Communications, pulling it out of the ground.   Minor damage to driver’s company owned Semi Tractor.    Unit is insured and no Injuries reported.
 
 
Operating Uninsured Vehicle H17-3335
Time: 7:45pm
Location: Bank/Penn St
Arrestee: 17 year old Rossville male
Details: While on a routine traffic stop male subject failed to provide proof of valid insurance. He was charged with the above and released with a court date. 
 
Fire Call
Time: 12:50am
Location: 426 E Honeywell, Centennial Manor
Details: Hoopeston Fire Department was paged for an audible fire alarm.  Smoke was located.  No injuries.
 
 
Forgery H17-3347 V17-8532
Time: 2:52pm
Location: 1030 W. Chestnut (Jerry’s IGA)
Arrestee: Francis Briscoe Jr (46) year old Hoopeston male
Details: HPD responded to the above in reference to a forged checks.  After an investigation Mr. Briscoe was charged with the above, taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment. 
 
 
Agg. Domestic Battery; Unlawful Restraint; Interfering With The Reporting of Domestic Violence H17-3352 V17-8541
Time: 6:54pm
Location: 300 block of Larkspur Lane
Complainant: (41) year old Hoopeston female
Arrestee: Charles Gawthorp lll (34) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers were called to the above on the report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Mr. Gawthorp was charged with the above, taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment. 
 
 
Warrant Arrest H17-3353 V17-8542
Time: 8:35pm
Location: McFerren Park
Arrested: (16) year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details: HPD officers were called to McFerren Park for a juvenile with an 
outstanding Vermilion County warrant.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in 
Danville.
 
Fire Call 
Time of Call: 10:01 AM
Location: Drainage District Ditch 1000 block W Orange Street 
Details: Drainage district ditch was on fire under the bridge that Orange Street crossed over the water way.   HFD & HPD responded to the scene to put the fire out.   HPD provided traffic control for the scene 
 
 
Driving While License Suspended; Operating Motor Vehicle without Insurance; Unlawful Display of Registration H17-3366
Time: 3:14pm
Location: E. Thompson/N. 7th Ave
Arrestee: Jackie Carswell (34) year old Hoopeston female
Details: While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Carswell had a suspended license. Carswell was charged with the above, taken to HPD where she was processed and later released with a court date.  
 
Warrant Arrest H17-3369 V17-8579
Time: 5:54pm
Location: Washington/Mcferren
Arrestee: Chase Hensley (21) Hoopeston male 
Details: Subject was arrested on an outstanding Vermilion County Warrant. Hensley was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB.
 
Hit and Run Accident H17-3370
Time: 6:34pm
Location: 701 E Orange St, Carle Hospital
Unit #1: Unknown
Unit #2: 2005 Chevrolet Van (parked and unoccupied) owned by Rachel Sandstedt
Details: Unit #2 was parked in a parking spot at Carle ER when an unknown 
vehicle struck hers and drove away.  Unit #2 is insured.  An investigation continues.
 
Traffic Accident (Minor PI) H17-3409
Time of Call: 12:17 pm
Location: Intersection State Route 1 & State Route 9
Unit 1: 2003 Chevy driven by (M) (33) Vicente Perez-Diaz of Chicago IL
Unit 2: 1997 Cadillac driven by (M) (83) David E Cessna of Potomac IL
Details: HPD and Arrow Ambulance was dispatched to an accident with minor injuries.
Unit 1 struck Unit 2 from behind causing injury to the driver of Unit 2.  Driver of Unit 1 was issued citations. Cash bond posted for citations. Unit 2 had to be towed by Knuth’s at owner’s request.  Unit 1 was towed to Paul’s for PNT violation.
 
Domestic Battery & Battery Charges H17-3410
Time of Call: 1:35 PM
Date of Call: September 3, 
Location: 500 block N 8th Avenue Hoopeston 
Complainant: 17 year old Hoopeston male 
Arrestee: Grills, Ryann M (F) (36) of Hoopeston 
Details: At the above time and date, HPD responded to a report of Domestic Battery call and all parties were on the scene.  After officer arrived on the scene, de-escalated the situation. 
The arrestee was taken into custody transported to HPD processed and then transferred to Vermilion County Jail to await bond hearing before a judge.  
 
Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia     H17-3436
Date & Time: September 4, 2017   6pm
Location: McFerren Park
Arrested: 15 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston Juvenile
Details: Both subjects were observed smoking in the park. Both subjects
were found to be under 18 years old.  Search of their persons
revealed one of the juveniles to be in possession of a glass pipe
used to smoke marijuana.  Other juvenile had in his possession
a container containing substance which tested positive for 
marijuana.  Both juveniles were transported to HPD where they
were released to their parents along with an NTA in Hoopeston
City Court.
 
Trespassing (City Ordinance) H17-3442
Time: 9:32pm
Location: 400 N. Ninth Ave
Complainant: 67 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: 16 year old Hoopeston juvenile
Details: HPD officers responded to the above address and arrested juvenile
for city ordinance violation of Trespassing after being warned.  Subject was taken to HPD, processed and released to a parent with city ticket and court date.
 
Lost/Found Items
Several items were found at McFerren Park over the holiday weekend.  If you have lost
any of these items, you can identify and claim at HPD.
2 pair of sunglasses
Set of keys (one key on ring is from post office)
Set of keys with several keychains including a blue lanyard
Brown purse
 

 

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