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WHPO Blog Archives for 2018-12

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/27-12/29/18

Traffic Accident            H18-7026

Time:          05:09pm

Location:    Wyman/7th St.

Unit #1:       2008 Honda sedan driven by Alexander Funk (19) of Hoopeston

Unit #2        2005 Honda Sedan driven by David Watson (49) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was traveling eastbound on Wyman when the driver failed to yield at the intersection to Unit #2 who was traveling northbound on 7th St. Driver of Unit #2 was unable to stop the vehicle before the two vehicles collided. No injuries. No citations. Both units insured.

Criminal Damage to Vehicle

Time:          10:40 am

Location:    327 N 6th Ave

Details:       Male victim advised front passenger window damaged at his residence occurred overnight on 12/19/2018

 

 

 

 

Wanted on Warrant X3; Possession of Methamphetamine             H18-7043

Time:          5:47pm

Location:    400 block of E. Penn

Arrested:     Ronald Weigand () of Hoopeston

Arrested:     Carl Keeling () of Milford

Details:       Officers responded to the above in an attempt to locate Mr. Weigand who was known to have 3 outstanding warrants. After making contact with everyone on scene Mr. Keeling was taken into custody on the charge of Possession of Methamphetamine. Mr. Weigand was taken into custody on his warrants (Vermilion County 18CM0657; Iroquois County 18TR1025;

Cumberland County 18TR471. Both subjects were taken to HPD, where they were processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Criminal Damage to Property          H18-7047

Time:                    12:38am

Location:              700 block of E. Washington

Complainant:        (40) year old Hoopeston male

Details:                 Officers were called to the above when the complainant discovered damage had been done to his windows. Investigation continues.

 

Purchase or Acceptance of Gifts of Liquor by Persons Under 21              H18-7055

Time:                    9:03pm

Location:              306 E Main St, BZZZ’s Place

Arrested:              Breanna Johnson (19) (F) of Danville

Details:                 HPD officers responded to the above location in response to a report of

                             underage drinking.  Ms. Johnson was arrested after being found having

                             an alcoholic beverage in her hand.  She was transported to HPD, processed

                             and later released with a city citation and court date.

 

Hit and Run Accident             H18-7056

Time:                    9:19pm

Location:              Main St/6th Av

Unit #1:                Unknown

Unit #2:                2004 Jeep driving by Israel Layden (16) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Driver of Unit #2 advised that he was traveling east bound in the 700 blk of W Main St when an unknown vehicle struck his vehicle from the rear.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/27/18

Fire Call

Time:                    10:15am

Location:              300 blk Cedar Street

Details:                 Fire Department was dispatched for a smoke filled house. Officer

                             who arrived on the scene first, advise the house was engulfed with

                             thick black smoke.  Homeowner was also present.  Fire was extinguished

                             without injuries.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/25/18

 

Fire Call

Time:                    4:45pm

Location:              McDonalds  845 S Dixie Hwy

Details:                 Fire department responded for smell of gas.

 

Battery (city ordinance)                   H18-6973

Time:             11:31pm

Location:        400 blk E Honeywell Av

Complainant:  29 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested:        Justin Hill (33) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:          HPD officers were called to the above location for a disturbance.  Mr. Hill

                      was arrested after battering the complainant.  He was taken to HPD, processed

                      and later released with a  city citation and city court date.      

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/23/18

Driving While License Suspended                      H18-6938

Time:          1:21am

Location:    Market/Lincoln    

Arrested:     Amber Morin (38) (F) of Green Castle, IN

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

                   violation.  A computer check revealed that her Indiana driver’s license was            

                   suspended.  She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later

                   released with a traffic citation and date for traffic court.

 

 

Criminal Damage to Government Supported Property (Delay Entry)      H18-6913

Time of Call:        12:24pm

Date of Call:        December 21, 2018

Location:              Hoopeston Area High School 615 E. Orange Street

Detained Juvenile:          17 year old Hoopeston Male

Details:       On the above time and date, Hoopeston Police responded to the High School Office area for a student out of control just busted window out of the office.  Upon arrival officer found the above male who sustained injuries due to his actions.  Arrow Ambulance was requested to respond and transport the subject to Carle Hoopeston ER for medical treatment. 

A Juvenile Petition was filed with the Vermilion County States Attorney and the male was released to his parents pending further action from the States Attorney’s Office. 

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/20/18

Burning of Trash and Refuse Restrictions (City Ordinance) H18-6904

Time:                    7:24pm

Location:              800 block E. Seminary

Arrested:              Donald E Underwood Jr (34) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were called to the above in reference to a male burning material.

Underwood taken to HPD, where he was charged with the above and later released with a notice to appear.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/19/18

 

Possession of Cannabis           H18-6878

Time:          11:58am

Location:    600 blk E Orange

Arrestd:      15 year old male juvenile

Details:       Subject was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

                   He was transported to HPD where he was issued a citation and Hoopeston

                   city court and released to a guardian.

 

 

 

 

Found Cell phone

Time:          1:45pm

Location:    400 blk E Honeywell

Details:       Cell phone was found in the above area.  Owner can claim/identify at HPD

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/18/18

Fire Call

Time:                    12:26pm

Location:              600 blk E McCracken

Details:                 HFD responded for a dryer on fire with visible flames and smoke.

                             Fire was extinguished

 

 

Domestic Battery; Child Endangerment             H18-6846

Time:                    10:40am

Location:              700 block of Scott Drive

Arrested:              Javier Aguirre (43) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were called to the above in reference to a battery that had just occurred. After locating Mr. Aguirre he was charged with the above. Aguirre was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

 

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance)         H18-6853

Time:                    3:36pm

Location:              600 blk S 4th street

Arrested:              Donald E Underwood (34) of Hoopeston

Arrested:              Vicki Ford (60) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Police responded to a call for a disturbance at the above location.

                             Both subjects were taken into custody, transported to HPD where

                             they were both issued an NTA for Hoopeston City Court

 

 

Domestic Battery                    H18-6864

Time:                    9:20pm

Location:              Washington St/3rd St

Arrested:              Elyscha Wells (21) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were dispatched to the above area in reference to a domestic disturbance. After speaking to all parties Mr. Wells was taken to HPD, where he was charged with domestic battery. Wells was processed and later transported to the PSB to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/17/18

Traffic Accident                      H18-6822

Time:                    10:41am

Location:              Main and 3rd Street

Unit #1:                2017 Club Cadet driven by Blake Lawson (20) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2006 Ford Explorer driven by Justin Redman (23) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Both units were stopped southbound on 3rd Street and Main.

                             Unit 1 proceeded to go into reverse and struck Unit 2.

 

 

 

Hit & Run Accident                H18-6823

Time:                    10:30am

Location:              800 block E Seminary

Unit #1:                unknown left scene

Unit #2:                2001 Ford Pick up owned by Russell Hibma of Hoopeston

Details:                 Owner of Unit 2 reported unknown vehicle driven by and

unknown person struck his vehicle while parked and unoccupied, sometime during night and left the scene

 

 

Traffic Accident                      H18-6824

Time:                    12:01pm

Location:              400 blk N Dixie Hwy

Unit #1:                1998 Chevy truck driven by Paul Dea (65) of Cissna Park

Unit #2:                2019 Chevy Equinox owned by Russell Zurlinden (78) of Danville

Details:                 Unit 1 struck Unit 2 while it was parked and unoccupied, causing

                             damage to rear bumper and tailgate.

 

 

Stolen Bikes                                      H18-6830   H18-6831

Time:                    2:30pm

Location:              400 blk E Young

Details:                 Gray Mongoose with green parts and an all-black colored Haro bike were

                             reported stolen sometime within the last week

 

 

Possession of Cannabis           H18-6838

Time:                    8:30pm

Location:              600 block of W. Penn

Arrested:              (13) year old male juvenile

Details:                 Officers were called to the above in reference to a disturbance in the area.

After making contact with the juvenile he was found to be in possession of cannabis. The juvenile was taken to HPD where he was processed, and later released to a parent with a notice to appear in city court.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/14/18-12/16/18

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct(City Ordinance)  H18-6764

Time:          2:52pm

Location:    615 E. Orange (Hoopeston High School)

Cited:          (15) year old male juvenile of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers responded to the school in reference to the above juvenile threatening another person. After speaking with all parties, the above was charged with Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct. He was later released to a parent with a notice to appear in city court.

 

Driving While License Suspended, Indiana Warrant Arrest

                                      H18-6793   V18-10971

Time:                    4:40pm

Location:              800 blk E Seminary

Arrested:              Jamie J Burton (44) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Subject was taken into custody during a traffic stop, after a computer

                             check revealed his Illinois driver’s license to be suspended and an

                             active Indiana Felony warrant 1708F6000084 for Domestic Battery.

                             After being processed at HPD he was transported to PSB to

                             await extradition from Indiana.

 

Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Obstructing Police      H18-6806   V18-10986

Time:                    9:32 am

Location:              800 blk E Young

Complainant:        39 year old female

Arrested:              GerardoTorres (38) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to above location for a domestic situation.

                             Upon attempting to question Gerardo, he refused to cooperate

                             and began to struggle with the officer.  He was taken into

                             custody and charged.

 

 

 

Disobeying Police Officer                           H18-6811

Time:                    3:22pm

Location:              500 blk S 5th Street

Arrested:              Vicki L Ford (60) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded for a domestic disturbance, while officers

                             were trying to investigate, Ford disobeyed several commands

                             made to her by the officers.  She was taken into custody and

                             issued City Citations.

 

Found Property

Location:    500 blk E Honeywell

Details:       A diabetic testing kit was found at the above location.  Owner can identify

                   and claim at HPD.

 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/13/18

Battery                                    H18-6747

Time:             9:34pm

Location:       700 blk S 3rd St

Complainant:  57 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          Complainant advised HPD officers that unknown subjects battered her

                      outside of her residence.  An investigation continues.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/12/18

 

Warrant Arrest                                H18-6717             V18-10879

Time:          12:25am

Location:    500 blk S 6th Ave

Arrested:     Bailee Cannon (19)(F) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers went to the above location and found Ms. Cannon after knowing she

                   had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant.  A computer check confirmed

                   the warrant and subject was arrested.  She was taken to HPD, processed and later

                   transported to the PBS in Danville in lieu of bond.

 

 

Cellular Phone Found

Time:           1 PM

Location:    900 block W Penn Street

Details:    An Android phone was found with a case on it at the above location.  Owner may identify and claim at the Hoopeston Police Department.

 

Domestic Battery                    H18-6724

Time:             4:17pm

Location:       300 blk E Elm St, in alley

Complainant:  34 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        12 year old juvenile

Details:          HPD officers were called to the above location for a report of a domestic

                      situation.  Officers arrested juvenile for domestic battery.  Juvenile was taken

                       to HPD and later released to a guardian.   

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/11/18

Traffic Accident H18-6710

Time: 3:04pm

Location: 411 S. Dixie Hwy (Henning’s Root Beer Stand)

Unit #1: 2013 Dodge Avenger driven by Larry Livingston of Hoopeston

Unit #2: 2006 Ford 500 driven by Karen Thrush of Milford

Details: Unit #1 was traveling S. on route 1. Unit #1 turned left towards the entrance of Henning’s Root Beer Stand and Unit #2 was unable to slow to avoid the collision. No injuries reported. No citations issued. Both Units insured.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/7-12/9/18

Traffic Accident (PI)                        H18-6655

Time:                    08:41 AM

Location:              E Penn Street/S 3rd Street

Unit 1:         2006 Chevy Impala driven by Felix Cantu (59) (M) of Hoopeston

Driver Unit 1 Cited:      Failure to Yield, No Proof of Insurance,

Unit 2:         2004 Ford Truck driven by Jess E Woods (40) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:    At the above location and time, HPD and Arrow responded to report of a Traffic Accident with injuries.  Patient for Arrow refused treatment.    Knuth’s responded and towed one unit from scene.   

 

Vehicle Accident (Hit and Run)(Solved)                       H18-6591

Time:          12:02am

Location:    200 blk N Market St

Unit #1:       1995 Toyota Avalon driven by Unknown, owned by Pam Kitchens of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2007 Ford Focus parked and unoccupied, owned by Daniel Conner of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was traveling northbound on Market St, crossed the center line and

                   struck Unit #2 while parked in a driveway.  Unit #2 was pushed by Unit #1 into

                   the neighbor’s yard before coming to a stop.  Driver of Unit #1 exited the vehicle

                   and left the area before officers could arrive on scene.  Both vehicles were towed

                   from scene.  An investigation continues.

   Unit 1 Driver Located:      Lacy D Simpson (F) (30) of Hoopeston

    Unit 1 Driver Cited:   1.    Failure to Report an Accident

                                      2.    Driving While Driver’s License Suspended

                                      3.    No Valid Proof of Insurance

          Subject was released with mandatory court date issued for Danville Court House. 

 

Assault (city ordinance)                   H18-6651

Time/Date of Call:    12/6/18 @ 10:18pm

Time/Date of Arrest: 12/7/18 @ 10:05pm

Location:       300 blk E McCracken

Complainant:  30 year old Rossville female

Arrested:        Allen Bogard (44) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:          HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a disturbance.  The

                      suspect had left prior to officers arrival.  Subject was later found,

   arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was released with a city citation       

   and  city court date.

 

Fire Call

Time:                    6:17pm

Location:              600 blk E Elm

Details:                 Hoopeston Fire Department was called for an activated

                             Carbon Monoxide Detector.  Nothing was found.

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Damage To Property                            H18-6671

Time:                    2:10pm

Location:              McDonalds 824 S Dixie Hwy

Details:                 Manager reported unknown person(s) Spray painted graffiti on

                             in dumpster area.

 

 

Possession of Cannabis (City Ordinance)            H18-6688

Time:                    05:17 pm

Location:              400 blk W. Orange

Arrested:              Terrance Irvin (25) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a disturbance. While speaking to Irvin, officers detected a smell of cannabis. Irvin was discovered to have cannabis on his person. He was transported to HPD where he was processed and released with a city NTA.

 

Fire Call

Time:                    1:45pm

Location:              Centennial Manor

Details:                 Fire department responded for smoke on the 2nd floor.

                             Upon arrival nothing was found

 

 

 

Vermilion County States Attorney convicts Hoopeston Man

On December 3, 2018, the defendant pleaded guilty in two pending cases: 18 CF 332 and 18 CF 490 and received an agreed to sentence.

In 18 CF 332, the defendant pleaded guilty to Count 1, Methamphetamine Delivery (Class 1 Felony), and received a sentence of four (4) in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In that matter, on June 3, 2018, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Deputy Nicholson of the Vermilion Co. Sheriff's Department responded to the area of Artesian and S. Vermilion, Danville, for the report of a suspicious vehicle stopped at a stop sign. Upon arrival, the defendant was found to be asleep behind the wheel of the stopped, but running car. Ultimately, the defendant was searched, and he was found to be in possession of two baggies. One baggy contained 3.6 grams of methamphetamine and the other baggy contained 3.2 grams of methamphetamine. The defendant was also in possession of $1,150.00 USC.

The above four (4) year sentence is consecutive to the five (5) year sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections the defendant received in 18 CF 490. in that matter, the defendant pleaded guilty to the sole count of Count 1, Bringing Contraband into a Penal Institution — Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony). Regarding this charge, in July and August of 2018, Investigatory Bruens of the Vermilion Co. Sheriff's Department uncovered a scheme between the defendant and his girlfriend, Ashley Cornell (codefendant), whereby Cornell would send controlled substances to the defendant while he was incarcerated at the Vermilion Co. Jail on the 18 CF 332 matter. The scheme was uncovered through the monitoring of jail phone calls between the defendant and his girlfriend. Essentially, Cornell would send letters to the defendant at the jail, and those letters contained areas of dissolved methamphetamine. Cornell would note the area by writing something to the effect of "l love you." On August 1, 2018, the jail intercepted a letter from Cornell to the defendant containing a crossword puzzle, upon which was a yellowish stain and Connell's written words "XOXO, love you." The yellowish stain was tested and found to contain methamphetamine.

At the time of his plea, the defendant was on probation for two separate Possession of

Methamphetamine cases (both Class 2 Felonies) in 17 CF 165 and 17 CF 303. Both probations were revoked, convictions entered, and the cases were unsatisfactorily terminated.

The People also dismissed all charges in 18 CF 365 as part of the plea agreement. In that matter, the defendant was charged with offenses related to his getting into a fight with another inmate at the county jail.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/7/18

Warrant Arrest                       H18-6614             V18-10704

Time:          1:38am

Location:    600 blk S 2nd Ave

Arrested:     Matthew Hofer (35) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       Mr. Hofer was located at the above location, and a computer check revealed

                   that he had outstanding warrants from Vermilion and Iroquois Counties.  He was

                   arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  He was later transported to the PSB

                   in Danville in lieu of bond. 

                   Vermilion County warrants included FTA Possession of Methamphetamines,

                   2 Counts of Domestic Battery and Traffic Warrant.

                   Iroquois County warrant was for Felony Driving Revoked.

 

 

Traffic Accident (PD) & Warrant Arrest                      H18-6618

Time:          08:25 AM

Location:    W. Maple Street & S 5th Avenue

Unit 1:         2005 Mercury Van driven by Rachel M Howell (38) (F) of Hoopeston

Cited Driver Unit 1:  Failure to Yield at a marked intersection

Unit 2:         2003 Dodge Van driven by  Julie R Stevens (36) (F) of Hoopeston

Cited Driver Unit 2:  Driving While License Suspended

Warrant Arrest:     Stevens, Craig I (M) (40) of Hoopeston

          Warrant Details:   Vermilion County 2000DT243 FTA DUI Status Check

                   Bond amount $1,000 cash  court date set for Danville

Details:       HPD was requested to respond and handle an accident that had occurred,

          No report of injuries, and both units Insured

 

 

Driving While License Suspended                      H18-6624

Time;          4:44pm

Location:    500 blk W Washington

Arrested:     Vance W Trumann (35) of Rossville

Details:       During a traffic stop, a computer check on the driver found his driver’s

                   license to be suspended.  He was transported to HPD where bond was

                   posted and he was released with a court date.

 

local man who was found dead in his vehicle

Vermilion County officials are investigating the death of a local man who was found dead in his vehicle Monday night east of Rossville.

Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said the sheriff's department got a call about a vehicle in a ditch on a rural road east of Rossville Monday night. When deputies arrived, they found the man deceased in the driver's seat.

He said no foul play is suspected, and the man didn't appear to have injuries from the vehicle going into the ditch. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death, said Hartshorn, who added that it appears from their investigation that the man had become confused, was on the wrong road and was trying to turn around when his vehicle went into the ditch.

 

He said the man was able to call his family, tell them where he was and ask them to come get him. While family members were en route, the driver of a passing vehicle saw the car in the ditch, called 911 and gave the exact location to the sheriff's department.

The Vermilion County coroner's office has not yet released the name of the man, pending notification of relatives.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/4/18

Vehicle Accident (Hit and Run)                          H18-6591

Time:          12:02am

Location:    200 blk N Market St

Unit #1:       1995 Toyota Avalon driven by Unknown, owned by Pam Kitchens of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2007 Ford Focus parked and unoccupied, owned by Daniel Conner of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was traveling northbound on Market St, crossed the center line and

                   struck Unit #2 while parked in a driveway.  Unit #2 was pushed by Unit #1 into

                   the neighbor’s yard before coming to a stop.  Driver of Unit #1 exited the vehicle

                   and left the area before officers could arrive on scene.  Both vehicles were towed

                   from scene.  An investigation continues.

 

Breach of Peace Constituting Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance)     H18-6604

Time:          3:25pm

Location:    Maple St/6th St

Arrested:     15 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:       While officers were out with the juvenile, he made loud lewd comments and was

                   arrested on the above charges.  Juvenile was released to a parent with a city

                   citation.

 

Theft (under)                          H18-6611

Time:             9:43pm

Location:       McFerren Park

Complainant:  59 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant contacted HPD when he noticed the money box at the park had

                      been broken into and the money inside was stolen.  An investigation continues.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 12/3/18

Driving While Revoked/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia   H18-6571

Time:          01:26am

Location:    600 blk E. Orange

Arrested:     Rebecca Burton (46) of rural Hoopeston

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Burton for a moving violation. A computer checked revealed that her license was revoked. Once placed under arrest, a subsequent search revealed drug paraphernalia. Burton was transported to HPD where she was processed and released with a NTA.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/30 & 12/1/18

Criminal Damage to Property          H18-6559

Time:                    3:41pm

Location:              800 blk W Washington

Complainant:        33 year old Hoopeston woman

Details:                 Complainant reported unknown person(s) threw a large rock

                             Through her window.

 

Wanted on Warrant               H18-6528

Time:          1:20pm

Location:    300 block of Front St

Arrested:     Efrain Flores (23) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers checked out at the above location with Mr. Flores, who was known to have a warrant. Flores was charged with the above and taken to HPD where he was processed and later released with a new court date.

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