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.
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.
Theft (Under) H18-3422
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.
Driving While License Suspended H18-3397
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.
Driving While License Revoked H18-3340
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
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.
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.
Details: A brown wallet was located at the above location. Owner can identify and claim
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.
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.
The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police
Route 24 @ Oppyville Rd, Watseka (Iroquois County)
Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Unit One: 2016 Red Chrysler Town and Country
Unit Two: 2015 Tan Chevrolet Silverado 3500
Unit One: John R. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)
Unit Two: Dennis A. Olp, 56, Desert Hills, AZ
Unit One: Reta A. Dowling, 84, Watseka (Deceased)
Unit Two: Diana Lynne Olp, 56, Knox, IN
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.
W.O.W Vermilion County #18CM0338
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Hypodermic Needle H18-3109 V18-5067
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.
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.
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
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.
Warrant Arrest H18-2971
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
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.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Prohibited (city) H18-2954
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trespassing (city ordinance) H18-2859
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.