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The Lorraine Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the upcoming stage play of Dracula

The Lorraine Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the upcoming stage play of Dracula on Sunday, July 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Lorraine Theatre, 324 East Main St, Hoopeston, Ill.
 
There will be seven male and seven female roles, and non-speaking roles to fill. All roles require the actor to be age 18 or older. 
 
The play will be directed by Tom Sweeney and co-managing director Marilyn Tyler. 
Dracula will be performed on the 97-year old Lorraine Theatre stage Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m. both evenings. 
 
Try-out scripts are available in advance at Hoopeston Marathon, City Hall, Olympic Hardware, Anthem Chevrolet, First Financial Bank, First Farmers Bank, Iroquois Federal, Hoopeston Public Library, online at www.thelorrainetheatre.com, or the evening of the audition.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/28/18

Fire Call

Time:          8:11 pm

Location:    300 blk Larkspur Ln

Details:       HFD responded to the above location for a fire in the residence.  Fire was extinguished.  No injuries reported.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/27/18

Theft (Under)                          H18-3422

Time:             1:00am

Location:       215 W Washington, Teasdale Foods

Complainant:  50 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD in reference to his bike being stolen while

                      he was at work.  An investigation continues.

 

 

Burglary to Vehicle                          H18-3424

Time:                    07:04 am

Location:               300 block E McCracken Avenue

Complainant:        49 year old Hoopeston Woman

Details:                 At the above time and date, the complainant advised that unknown person(s) and without permission entered the complainant’s vehicle.  Property was taken.  Investigation Continued. 

 

 

Brown Wallet Claimed

Time:  1:42 pm

Location:      Hoopeston Police Department

Details:   Brown wallet turned in last week was claimed by the owner

 

 

 

Burglary to Vehicle                 H18-3435

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:              300 blk e McCracken Ave

Complainant:        38 year old Hoopeston male

Details:                 At above date and time, complainant contacted HPD reference to vehicle

                             burglarized.  Investigation continues. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/26/18

Driving While License Suspended             H18-3397

Time:          2:28am

Location:    1000 blk S Dixie Hwy

Arrested:     Mary Williams (34) Danville female

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Ms. Williams was driving for a traffic

                   violation.  A computer check revealed that she had a suspended driver’s license.

                   Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later released

                   with a traffic citation and traffic court date.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/24/18

Driving While License Revoked                 H18-3340

Time:          12:35am

Location:    W. Penn/S. 1st Ave

Arrested:     Amanda Roberts (25) of Hoopeston

Details:       While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that the above subject did not have a valid license. Roberts was taken to HPD where she was processed and later released with a notice to appear in Traffic Court.   

 

Traffic Accident (Hit & Run PD)               H18-3346

Time of Report:    10:35 am

Location:              200 block E Lincoln Street

Unit 1:                   Unknown at this time

Unit 2:                  2017 Blue Honda Parked owned by Steven E Hupp, Des Plaines, IL

Details:       Unit 2 was parked overnight in the area of the location.  Reported that person(s) unknown had struck his vehicle and left the scene.   An investigation continues. 

 

Restrictions For Burning Trash (CITY ORDINANCE)        H18-3358

Time:                    5:03 pm

Location:              700 blk E Thompson

Cited:                   Brian Kinnaird (37) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to an illegal burn complaint. The fire department responded to extinguish the fire, and the resident was issued a city NTA for the above charge.

 

Driving While License Suspended             H18-3359

Time:          6:50pm

Location:    400 blk E Seminary

Arrested:     Jorge Antuna (40) Hoopeston male

Details:       HPD officers were flagged down in reference to a verbal dispute in the area.

                   Mr. Altuna was found driving away from the scene.  A computer check revealed

                   that subject had a suspended driver’s license.  He was arrested and taken to HPD

                   to be processed.  He was later released with a traffic citation and court date.

 

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/21/18

Criminal Damage to Property Over $500.00      H18-3318

Time:                    2:05 pm

Location:              300 blk W Chestnut

Complainant:        61 yo Florida female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above address in reference to a criminal damage

complaint. Officers arrived on scene and discovered damage to the residence. An investigation continues.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/20/18

Found Wallet

Time:          6:00am

Location:    Market/Penn

Details:       A brown wallet was located at the above location.  Owner can identify and claim

                   at HPD.

 

Found Bicycle

Time:          6:45am

Location:    Hoopeston Little League Field

Details:       A mountain bike was located near a dugout at the above location.  Owner can

                   identity and claim at HPD.

 

 

Traffic Accident Solved                             H18-3056

Date Reported:      June 9, 2018

Date Solved:         June 20, 2018

Location:              Monicals 618 W Orange St Hoopeston

Unit 1:                  Silver 2016 Chevy driven by Doris M Knapp (F) of Cissna Park

Unit 2:                  Parked 2015 Chevy Utility owned by Mark Schaumburg of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit 1 was backing from a parking spot in the parking lot and struck Unit 2.  Mrs. Knapp came to HPD after learning of the damage and provided information and insurance. No tickets were issued.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/18/18

Restraint of dog by Owner

Date of Incident:    June 16, 2018

Location:              400 W Elm Street

Cited:          Lugo, Juan J (M) (42) of Hoopeston

Details:       The complainant contacted HPD and advised the dog that resides at the Lugo residence left their property, came into her yard and left a mess of waste.

                   A Notice to Appear was signed and mailed to the cited person.

Car Crash Claims the Life of Husband and Wife from Watseka.

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police 

District 21

 

 

 

WHAT:             

 

Fatal Crash

WHERE:          

 

Route 24 @ Oppyville Rd, Watseka (Iroquois County)

WHEN:             

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:14 p.m.

VEHICLE:        

Unit One:  2016 Red Chrysler Town and Country

                         

Unit Two:  2015 Tan Chevrolet Silverado 3500

                         

                                                                                                 

DRIVER:          

Unit One:  John R. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)

                         

 

Unit Two:  Dennis A. Olp, 56, Desert Hills, AZ

PASSENGERS:

Unit One:  Reta A. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)

    

Unit Two:  Diana Lynne Olp, 56, Knox, IN

PRELIMINARY: 

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chrysler was traveling eastbound on US 24 near Oppyville Road as the Chevrolet was traveling westbound at the same location. The Chrysler entered the westbound lane of traffic which resulted in a head-on collision with the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chrysler was pronounced deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner. The front seat passenger of the Chrysler and both occupants of the Chevrolet were transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital. The occupants of the Chevrolet were later transported to Carle Hospital in Champaign with non-life threatening injuries.  The passenger of the Chrysler was air lifted to Carle Hospital in Champaign where she later passed away.  

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/15-6/17/18

W.O.W Vermilion County #18CM0338

Time:                    9:15pm

Location:              Washington/2nd Ave

Arrested:              Tonya Edwards (41) Of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Edwards had an active warrant out of Vermilion County. Edwards was taken to HPD where she was processed. Edwards posted bond and was released with a mandatory court date.  

 

Domestic Battery                    H18-3206   V18-5204

Time:                    12:02pm

Location:              700 block of S. 1st Ave

Arrested:              Ambrosio Ybarra (21) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were dispatch to the above in reference to a stolen vehicle report. After an investigation Mr. Ybarra was charged with the above, and taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Disobeying a Police Officer              H18-3213

Time:          7:33pm

Location:    200 blk N Market

Arrested:     Crystal Resendez (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       After an incident that occurred at the above address, Ms. Resendez was arrested

                   on city charge of Disobeying a Police Officer.  She was taken to HPD, processed

                   and later released on a notice to appear in city court.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/13-6/14/18

Theft (Over); Resisting Arrest                   H18-2962   V18-5129

Date of Offense:             06/06/18

Date of Arrest:               06/13/18

Location:                        500 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:                        Chad W. Baker (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Officer were dispatched to the above address in reference and attempt to locate. Mr. Baker was picked up on the above charges, taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage (Under); Assault; Resisting Arrest            H18-3007   V18-5130

Date of Offense:             06/07/18

Date of Arrest:               06/13/18

Location:                        500 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:                        Chad W. Baker (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                          Officer were dispatched to the above address in reference and attempt to locate. Mr. Baker was picked up on the above charges, taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the

 

 

FIRE CALL

Time: 12:34 pm

Location:      900 block E Seminary Avenue

Details:   Illegal trash fire behind the house in the 900 block  HFD and HPD all sent to investigate call

Driving While License Suspended; No Valid Registration; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle                 H18-3169

Time:          6:04pm

Location:    Third Ave/Elm St

Arrested:     Terry Williams (28) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers were dispatched to the above location in reference to a traffic complaint.

                   A computer checked revealed the Mr. Williams did not have a valid license. Williams was charged with the above, taken to HPD, where he was later released with a notice to appear in traffic court.

 

 

Wanted on Warrant               H18-3177             V18-5163

Time:          11:45

Location:    8th Ave/Washington St

Arrested:     Bradly Wagoner (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Wagoner had an active warrant out of Ford County IL (15CM038) and an active warrant out of Montgomery Co. IN (21006)  Wagoner was taken to HPD where he was processed, and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/12/18

Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Hypodermic Needle                 H18-3109   V18-5067

Time:                    3:21am

Location:              200 block of S. Market

Arrested:              Titus Barber (39) of Hoopeston

Arrested:              Megan Lane (30) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on patrol the officer noticed suspicious activity in an alleyway.

After a short investigation both subjects were taken to HPD where Barber was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and later transported to the PSB.  Lane was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Hypodermic Needle and released with Notice to Appear.  

 

Wanted on Vermilion County Warrant 2018CM421             H18-3118   V18-5086

Time:                    2:40 pm

Location:              300 blk Larkspur Lane

Arrested:              Angela Cooper (34) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in an attempt to locate. Once officers located the subject, a computer check revealed she had an active warrant through Vermilion County for FTA for bond return hearing, original charge Theft Under $500.00 and Possession of Stolen Property. The subject was transported to HPD where she was processed and then transported to the PSB in lieu of bond.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/9-6/10/18

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery                    H18-3044

Time of Arrest:        09:00 AM

Location:              800 E Seminary Street

Complainant:        20 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:              Martin, Jonathan S (M) (23) of Urbana IL

Details:       At time of the call 06:32 am today, HPD was summoned to the 800 block reference to the suspect punching the complainant.          The complainant refused medical treatment.  The suspect was later located and detained till the investigation was concluded.  The male was booked on the above charges, and later transported to PSB in Danville to await a bond hearing before a judge. 

 

Fire Call

Time:          4:59am

Location:    701 E Orange, Carle Hospital

Details:       HFD responded to the hospital in reference to a fire alarm.  No fire was located

                   and alarm was reset.

 

 

 

 

Domestic Battery           H18-3079             V18-5033

Time:          7:35pm

Location:    500 block of E. Wyman

Arrested:     Jason K. Simonton (36) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers responded to the above in reference to a battery that had just occurred.

                   Mr. Simonton was charged with domestic battery, and taken to HPD where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/7/18

Warrant Arrest                       H18-2971

Time:          12:38am

Location:    3rd Av/Lincoln

Arrested:     Tierra Kelly (22) Rankin female

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Ms. Kelly was a passenger of.  A computer

                   check revealed that subject had an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for

                   theft.  She was arrested, taken to HPD and processed. She was later transported

                   to the Iroquois County jail in lieu of bond.

 

Criminal Damage to Property          H18-2981

Time:          10:41 AM

Location:     400 N 3rd Street

Complainant:  24 Year old Hoopeston Male

Details:       At the above time the complainant contact HPD reference to person(s) unknown and without permission had caused damage to his property.

 

Traffic Accident, Improper Lane Usage, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol

                   H18-2993

Time:          6:59pm

Location:    700 blk E Maple St

Unit #1:       2006 Dodge van driven by Jessica Stipp

Arrested:     Jessica Stipp (36) Hoopeston female

Details:       HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of a traffic accident.  Unit #1 was traveling eastbound on E Maple and swerved into the westbound land.  Vehicle struck the curb multiple times before coming to a stop. Upon investigation, officers arrested Ms. Stipp on the above charges.  She was taken to HPD, processed, and later released on bond with traffic citations and traffic court date.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/6/18

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Prohibited (city)               H18-2954

Time:          1:13am

Location:    300 blk S Market St

Arrested:     Nathaniel Perkins (23) Hoopeston male

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers checked out with Mr. Perkins.  Upon investigation,

                   subject was found to have drug paraphernalia on his person.  He was given a city citation and court date.

Vermilion County Man Dies after being struck by a car

The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden has released the name of the 67-year-old rural Danville man who was struck and killed on the parking lot of the Circle K gas station located at 1622 Georgetown Road in Tilton on Tuesday shortly before noon.  Ronnie D. Johnson was in the parking lot when struck.  An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

 

The Tilton Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.  

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/4/18

 

Traffic Accident (PD Only)              H18-2925

Time:          1:17 pm

Location:    300 blk S. Third St.

Unit #1:       2002 Pontiac Sedan driven by Lars Brody (27) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2010 Ford Sedan driven by Ethel Roach (82) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was backing out of a parking lot on S Third St. when it was struck by Unit #2 who was traveling southbound. No citations, no injuries at the time of report, and both units insured.

 

Traffic Accident (PD Only)              H18-2928

Time:          3:30 pm

Location:    W Lincoln/S First Ave.

Unit #1:       2007 Dodge Sedan driven by Luke Bryant (22) of Danville

Unit #2:       2011 GMC SUV driven by Patrick Nichols (37) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was travelling north bound on First Ave. when he failed to yield at the intersection. He then struck Unit #2 which was travelling east bound. No citations, no injuries at the time of report, and both units insured.

ISP Release Update for Arrest for Criminal Damage to Vehicles – Interstate 74

On March 30th, the Illinois State Police was initially dispatched to two separate incidents in regard to driver side window damage.  At that time, the Illinois State Police began investigating the matter with suspicion that person or persons were intentionally targeting motor vehicles with the intent to cause harm or damage. 
During the course of the next two months, the Illinois State Police followed up on multiple leads, conducted numerous interviews, and conducted multiple proactive enforcement operations in attempt to apprehend the person or persons responsible for these acts.  We take these acts of violence very seriously as they represent clear and present danger to the public and have the capacity to create serious injuries, crashes, and/or kill the innocent motoring public. 
Throughout the course of the investigation, we were able to identify a suspect.  Armed with that information, on Friday, June 1, 2018, Illinois State Police conducted a covert operation resulting in a felony stop and arrest of Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, WI.  There are currently fourty-five damage to vehicle incidents being investigated at this time across Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt, and DeWitt Counties.  The investigation also includes multiple states to the east including Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia.   
This investigation was truly like finding a needle in a haystack and the Illinois State Police is pleased to report this arrest due to its significance in ensuring public safety.   
 
 
 
 
The success of this investigation was a joint effort involving numerous entities.  The Special Agents within Illinois State Police Zone 5 Investigations, Patrol Troopers from the Illinois State Police District 6 and District 10 Headquarters, the Champaign and Vermillion County State’s Attorneys Offices, Champaign County Sheriff’s Department, Champaign Police Department, Urbana Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, and the many other entities within the Illinois State Police which assisted during the course of this investigation. 
This case is still under investigation.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/3-6/4/18

Trespassing (city ordinance)            H18-2859

Time:             1:22am

Location:       700 blk S 5th St

Complainant:  36 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:        Jeffrey Davis (49) Hoopeston male

Details:          HPD officers were called out to the report of trespassing.  Upon investigation,

                      Mr. Davis was given a city citation for trespassing and city court date. 

 

 

Bicycle Found 

Location:    221 S Bank Street First Farmers Drive up area

Details:       A white Huffy bike was found standing up against the control box of the railroad, it has been transported to HPD, and owner may claim it here. 

 

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Cannabis (city) and Driving Left of

          Center of Roadway                          H18-2881

Time:          11:44pm

Location:    200 blk S. 4th St.

Arrested:     Robert Spisak (27) Strawn, IL male

                   Tristan Johnson (21) Fairbury, IL male

Details:       HPD received a call in reference to a reckless driver in the area. HPD officers

                   located vehicle and performed a traffic stop.  After an investigation, Mr. Spisak

                   was arrested for city ordinance violation of Possession of Cannabis and was issued

                   a citation for Driving Left of Center of Roadway.  Mr. Johnson was arrested

                   for Possession of Controlled Substance.  Both subjects were taken to HPD to

                   be processed.  Mr. Spisak was released with a notice to appear in both city and

                   traffic court.  Mr. Johnson was taken to the Public Safety Building in Danville to

                   await arraignment.

 

Burglary to Auto           H18-2909

Time:                    4:05 pm

Location:              500 blk W. Elm

Complainant:        18 Hoopeston female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a burglary to vehicle complaint after the complainant discovered items missing from her vehicle. An investigation continues.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 6/1/18

Bicycle Recovered

Date:      May 30, 2018

Location:     200 block E Lincoln Street

Details:        Blue Schwinn Throttle was recovered,   owner may claim their missing bike at Hoopeston Police Department. 

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city)           H18-2853

Time:             8:54pm

Location:       200 blk E McCracken

Complainant:  40 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        13 year old Hoopeston juvenile

                      12 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:          HPD officers were called to the area in reference to 3 juveniles shooting

                      a pellet gun towards the complainant’s residence.  2 of the 3 individual were

                      located by HPD, arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  They were later

released to a parent with a notice to appear in city court.  The 3rd individual
was still at large at the start of this report. 

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