Time: 1:19 pm
Location: 600 W Orange Street
Details: HFD was dispatched to a report of a large amount of antifreeze spilled on the highway from a semi blowing a hose. Called for oil dry and/or wash down as to prevent a slick hazard on the roadway.
Time: 12:00 pm
Details: CSX Railroad brought in a Nightmare Pro 20 from the area south of the crossing at Orange St. Owner may claim at HPD.
Traffic Accident (PD Only) H18-1360
Time: 07:12 AM
Location: 600 block W Maple Street
Unit 1: 2003 Chevy Pickup Truck Driven by Ronald B Williams (M) (57) of Hoopeston
Property Damage: House belonging to Jo Anna Leslie of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, Hoopeston Police was requested to respond reference to an accident that an accelerator stuck causing the driver to lose control and hit the house with the truck. No Injuries reported and Unit 1 is insured.
Location: 500 block of 7th Ave
Details: HFD was called to the above location in reference to a large fire in the back yard next to a structure.
Republican Nominee for Governor: Bruce Rauner defeated Jennie Ives
Democrat Nominee for Governor: J. B. Pritzker was the top vote getting over Biss
Erika Harold over Gary Grasso for the republican nominee
Kwame Raoul over Former Governor Pat Quinn for the democratic nominee
State Rep. Seat for the 104th district:
Republican and Current Vermilion County Board Chair Mike Marron will face off with
Democrat Cindy Cunningham in the General election which area covers parts of Vermilion and Champaign County
Vermilion County Sales Tax 1% for school facility purposes:
No 5,103 Yes 4,464
Potomac Proposition to establish a public library district passed 84-59
For Vermilion County Clerk, Mary Roberson won the Democrat Party’s nomination over Darrin Holycross. She will now face current county clerk Cathy Jenkins in the General Election.
Vermilion County Board District 9 Democrats Bruce Stark and Diana Breneman won the two nominations. Frank Hoskins finished third and out of the running
Vermilion County Board District 2 Daniel Wright picked up the Republican nomination over Barb Delanois.
In Iroquois County:
On the Democratic ballot, William Nutter of Watseka was a write-in candidate for county treasurer. He had to get 14 votes, and Clerk Lisa Fancher said Nutter got more than enough to move him on to the general election in November. There he will face Republican Kurt Albers, who defeated his primary challenger Christy Fink by a vote of 2,064 to 1,568.
In District 1, there were four candidates and residents were asks to vote for three people. There were four running, with incumbent Lyle Behrends capturing the most votes at 663. Newcomers Paul J. Ducat and Leanne Hofbauer Duby captured 560 and 508 respectively
In District 2 for county board, there were four people running, with people voting for two. Incumbent and county board chairman John Shure received the most votes at 539. Newcomer Steve Huse was second with 498 votes. Incumbent Daniel W. Pursley was third with 358 votes
In District 3, newcomer Joe Young got the most votes, 817. Incumbent Donna Crow was second with 735 votes. Newcomer Paul Bowers was third with 616 votes. Incumbent Vincent LaMie had 473 votes.
In District 4, there were three people running. Top vote-getter was newcomer John Zumwalt with 677 votes. Another newcomer, Roger Bard, was second with 470 votes. Incumbent Larry Hasbargen had 367 votes.
Paxton resident Krisha Shoemaker appears to have defeated Roberts resident Kasi Schwarz for the Republican nomination for Ford County treasurer, according to unofficial vote totals released by the Ford County Clerk’s Office.
With all of the county’s 22 precincts reporting their results from Tuesday’s primary election, Shoemaker led by a 976-806 margin.
Criminal Trespass to Residence H18-1352
Location: 700 blk E Lincoln
Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Lucas Morgeson (34) Hoopeston male
Olivia Strawser (24) Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD because she received information that unknown
subjects were in her residence. HPD officers went inside property to find
arrested individuals. They were taken to HPD, processed and later released
with a notice to appear in county court.
Possession of Controlled Substance X 2, Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
Credit Card Fraud H18-1354 V18-2252
Location: 500 blk E Penn
Complainant: 59 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Lucas Morgeson (34) Hoopeston male
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to a theft of several items. Upon
investigation, other stolen items were recovered within Mr. Morgeson’s
belongings. He was arrested and later taken to PBS to await arraignment.
Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city citation)
Location: 300 blk N 9th Av
Complainant: 45 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Cynthia Burk (55) Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to an ongoing issue with Ms. Burk
harassing her. Upon arrival, subject was standing on the complainant’s
property. She was arrested, taken to HPD and processed. She was later
released with a notice to appear in city court.
Domestic Battery, Interfering with the Report of Domestic Violence, Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer V18-2182
Location: 600 blk S 4th Street
Complainant: Hoopeston Police Department
Arrested: Daniel J Hamilton (45) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers responded to above location for a Domestic Battery in progress.
Upon arrival male subject on the scene did not comply with several orders
given to him by responding officers. Subject was taken into custody after
a struggle. He was transported to HPD where he was booked on the above charges and transported to PSB for arraignment.
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant called HPD and advised at an unknown time, unknown person(s) entered her residence and stole some of her belongings. An investigation
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is joining state officials to conduct damage assessments in Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties next week.
Governor Bruce Rauner and his team at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) submitted the request for federal support after the three counties experienced severe flooding in February. County officials conducted initial damage assessments and found that 126 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage. Another 850 homes were also impacted by flood waters.
“Many people in these counties are struggling to recover from this flood and we want to do everything possible to help them,” Gov. Rauner said. “These damage assessments will provide a clearer picture of the damage and insight on what people need in order to fully get back on their feet.”
Personnel from FEMA, IEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local emergency management agencies are expected to begin assessing damage to homes and businesses on Monday afternoon. The assessments will continue until complete.
Gov. Rauner issued a disaster proclamation for the three counties on Feb. 23 to ensure state support as communities in these counties battled flood waters.
The State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield was activated to coordinate state assistance to several counties affected by flooding. The assistance included 50,000 sandbags, 18 pumps with hoses, nine Illinois Department of Corrections work crews and two Emergency Management Assistance Teams.
Restraint of dog by Owner
Time: 09:08 AM
Location: 400 block S Market Street
Complaint: U.S. Postal Service
Cited: Edwards, Tonya K (F) (42) of Hoopeston
Details: Complaint was filed by the US Postal Service after a Brindle pit left his property in an aggressive manor charging and barking from the middle of South Market Street. Cited person came outside and yelled for the dog to return and taken inside. Court date set for Hoopeston City Court
Driving while License Revoked, Macon County Warrant (15CF1622)
Possession Controlled Substance, Possession of Meth, Possession with Intent to Deliver
Time: 02:35 AM H18-1272 V18-02079
Location: 400 block S 3rd Street
Arrested: Williams, Nathan D (M) (34) of Cerro Gordo, IL
Details; Hoopeston Officers stopped a vehicle for traffic violation, while conducting his interaction with the driver, strong odor of Cannabis was emitting from the stopped car. Investigation rendered the above list of charges, subject was transported to PSB Danville to await bond hearing and extradition back to Macon County on his warrant. Vehicle was towed from the scene.
Possession of Weapon by a Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Time: 10:44pm H18-1286 V18-2118
Location: 700 blk S 1st Av
Arrested: Bradley David (31) Wellington male
Details: HPD received a call of a verbal altercation in the area of the above. Upon
arrival officers found what was believed to be a vehicle that was involved in
the altercation. A gun was located in possession of Mr. Bradley. He was
arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later transported to the PSB in
Danville to await arraignment.
Criminal Damage to Property (city citation) H18-0730
Date of Report: 2/11/18
Date/Time Arrest: 3/16/18 10:44pm
Arrested: Bradley David (31) Wellington male
Details: On 2/11/18, HPD officers were notified of criminal damage to a seat
inside the courtroom at City Hall. An investigation led to the arrest
of Mr. Bradley. He was taken to HPD, processed and given a city
citation and court date. He was later transported to the PSB on other
Warrant Arrest H18-1259 V18-2049
Location: 100 blk E Lincoln
Arrested: Coty Morgeson (27) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the area in reference to a suspicious person. A
computer check revealed Mr. Morgeson had an outstanding Champaign County warrant. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later
transported to the PSB in Danville to await extradition.
Traffic Accident H18-1268
Location: 300 blk E McCracken
Unit #1: 1999 Dodge Van driven by Cameron M Brotherton (27) Hoopeston
Unit #2: 2002 Chevy Pick owned by Nichole Hansen of Hoopeston.
Details: Unit 1 backed into Unit 2 while it was legally parked and unoccupied
on the street. No citations issued
Retail Theft H18-1224
Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General
Details: Hoopeston Police was requested for a theft occurred at the above location suspect left the store without paying for merchandise. Investigation Continues
Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of Controlled Substance(methamphetamine), Possession w/Intent to Deliver, Obstruction of Justice H18-1231 V18-2003
Date & Time: March 13, 2018 10:58pm
Location: 4th Street & Young
Arrested #1: Mindi L Parsons (27) of Champaign
Arrested #2: Cadence M Hanshew (21) of Brook Indiana
Details: Vehicle was stopped and searched. Upon searching the vehicle
more than 15 grams of Cocaine were found in the vehicle and on the driver’s person along with a large amount of cash. Both subjects were taken into custody and later transported to PSB for arraignment.
On Tuesday, FBI agents arrested four rural East Central Illinois men on a criminal complaint that charges them with possession of a machine gun.
The men arrested and charged are: Michael B. Hari, 47; Joe Morris, 22; Michael McWhorter, 29; and, Ellis Mack, 18, all of Clarence, a rural community approximately 35 miles north of Champaign-Urbana.
FBI agents arrested Hari Tuesday morning as he was traveling to a court appearance in Ford County for a hearing in an alleged assault case pending against Hari.
Hari and Morris made their initial appearances in federal court Tuesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric I. Long. McWhorter and Mack will make their respective initial appearances at a date to be determined by the U.S. Clerk of the Court.
The arrest and charges were announced by FBI special agent in Charge Sean Cox of the Springfield Division and U.S. Attorney John E. Childress.
The affidavit filed in support of the complaint alleges that the four men were in possession of assault rifles from October 2017 to March 2018. According to the affidavit, law enforcement agents have gathered evidence to indicate that Hari, McWhorter and Morris were responsible for the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minn., on Aug. 5, 2017, and the attempted bombing of the Women’s Health Practice in Champaign on Nov. 7, 2017.
Tuesday morning, law enforcement agents executed search warrants at the home of Hari’s parents in Paxton. According to the affidavit, Hari often stays at his parents’ home because his home has no running water or electricity. A search warrant was also executed at a store/office owned by Hari, located at 100 S. Main Road in Clarence.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Springfield Division, FBI Minneapolis Division, University of Illinois Police Department, Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign Police Department, Illinois State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are continuing the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jason M. Bohm and Eugene L. Miller are representing the government on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, working in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota.
The Iroquois Federal Foundation announced that they recently made a $20,000 contribution to the Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee to assist with their efforts in helping Iroquois County residents affected by the current flooding disaster. As the damage assessment continues, initial estimates indicate that over 225 homes throughout Iroquois County have been impacted by this disaster.
“Iroquois Federal, established in 1883, has always been an active participant in our communities,” stated Walter “Chip” Hasselbring, President and CEO of Iroquois Federal. “In addition to the direct financial support provided to the community, we will again establish a special flood deposit account for flood damage insurance checks. Flood victims will earn a higher rate of interest for a period of time while waiting for the repairs or raising of their homes. Our loan officers continue to work with our borrowers and other residents to discuss options to mediate other issues associated with the flooding. And our team at Iroquois Insurance is well versed on benefits, costs and availability of flood insurance for individuals both in and out of the designated flood hazard area.
In fact, our staff at all locations continue to be active volunteers, donating hours of personal service along with financial expertise; assisting neighbors, families, friends, schools, churches and many other local community organizations in both good times and not-so-good times. This kind of effort and commitment truly makes a difference.”
The Iroquois County Long Term Recovery Committee, a 501(c)3 designated organization was formed in 2008 when Watseka and Iroquois County experienced two 100-year floods within 45 days. The committee consists of many individuals representing various relief organizations throughout Iroquois County.
The Iroquois Federal Foundation was established in July, 2011 and since that time has awarded over $1,370,000 to 501(c)3 organizations in the Illinois counties of Champaign, Iroquois, Kankakee, and Vermilion and the Osage Beach, Missouri area.
The Foundation has identified five areas that it emphasizes in support: affordable housing, education, health and human services, youth programs and general community improvement. Grant applicants must demonstrate Section 501(c)3 or other non-profit status and relevance to the Foundation’s areas of giving.
Location: 800 block of N 6th Ave
Details: HFD responded to the above in reference to the smell of fire in the residence.
Location: 800 block of S 3rd st
Details: HFD responded to the above in reference to smoke showing on the porch.
Disobeying Police (city citation) H18-1162
Location: 800 blk E Young
Arrested: Gerardo Torres (37) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers were called to the above location on a possible domestic disturbance.
Mr. Torres refused to cooperate with officers and was arrested on city ordinance violation of Disobeying Police. He was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a city citation and city court date.
Theft (Retail) H18-1172
Time: 11:38 AM
Location: 415 S Dixie Highway, Dollar General Store
Arrested: Julie A Mullen (F) (47) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, Dollar General contacted HPD reference to a theft that had just occurred from the store. Suspect vehicle information was provided, and it returned to Hoopeston. Officer responded to the store to view evidence, while he was there the suspect came to HPD to surrender herself on the above charge. Court Date was set for Hoopeston City Court. Notice to Appear issued and subject was released from custody. Court April 5th 2018,
Driving While Licenses Revoked H18-1174
Time: 12:38 pm
Location: 500 block W Elm Street
Arrested: Hofer, Matthew M (M) (34) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time the arrestee was transported to HPD and processed on the above charge. He was caught driving. Subject was issued a citation and court date for Vermilion County Court.
Driving While License Suspended, Obstructing Justice
Location: 400 blk E Honeywell
Arrested: Aaron Cannon (26) Hoopeston male
Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Cannon was driving for a traffic violation. A computer check revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license.
Subject was arrested for DWLS and obstruction for trying to destroy evidence.
He was taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
Theft of Gasoline H18-1198
Location: Casey’s General Store 1022 W Penn Street
Details: At the above time it was reported a light blue pickup truck
pumped approximately $57.00 of gas and left without paying.
Driving While License Revoked H18-1202
Arrested: Brandi Warner (28) Wellington female
Details: HPD stopped the vehicle that Ms. Warner was driving for a traffic violation.
A computer check revealed that she had a revoked driver’s license. She was
arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later released after paying bond and given a traffic citation and court date.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a Loda man who went missing from Penfield and was found three days later underneath his crashed pickup truck in a Ford County ditch.
Ford County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Duffy said in a news release that 47-year-old Daniel Starkey was last seen with friends at a Penfield tavern around 9 p.m. Sunday and was reported missing on Monday.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, a passer-by spotted Mr. Starkey’s 2004 F250 pickup truck in a drainage ditch near Clarence on Ford County Road 2600 East, near County Road 250 North.
Duffy said it appears the truck was northbound when it left the road to the west, striking and damaging a bridge guard rail. The truck then entered an approximately 20-foot-deep ditch, impacting the embankment.
Mr. Starkey was ejected from the truck and was found under the truck in the drainage ditch, which had about 3 feet of water flowing in it, Duffy said.
Mr. Starkey was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday by Ford County Coroner Rick Flessner.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.
Duffy said an investigation into the crash was not complete as of Thursday morning.
Assisting at the crash site were Rankin firefighters, Paxton firefighters, Paxton Emergency Management Agency personnel and Reynolds Towing.
Driving While License Suspended H18-1128
Location: 1100 blk S Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Jeena Joza (29) Fairmount female
Details: While on patrol, the vehicle that Ms. Joza was driving was stopped by HPD
officers for an equipment violation. A computer check revealed that subject
had a suspended driver’s license. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be
processed. She was later released with a traffic citation and traffic court date.
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