WHPO Blog Archives for 2019-02

Hoopeston Area School Board Issues Statement

The Board of Education of Hoopeston Area School District is aware of misinformation in the community regarding the schools' policy about various matters.  In an effort to correct the record, each and every school in the district calls the Pledge of Allegiance every morning.  Students in early grades are taught the Pledge, and all students are asked to stand and recite the Pledge every day.  No teacher in the schools is permitted to discourage students from standing for the Pledge or otherwise interfere with their showing of respect for the law's requirement that students be asked to reflect respect for our country.  Even still, the school district fully understands and respects students' Constitutional rights to peaceably refrain from the Pledge during the school day.  

 

It is not District policy to comment on individual employment matters.  Teachers are required to fully implement the school district's educational program, and the District is aware of no instance that a teacher has directed a student or group of students not to participate in the Pledge, and is aware of no instance that a teacher has discouraged any student from standing and reciting the Pledge.  The school district and its staff have never asked for or ordered a student's vehicle to be relocated due to an expression of speech.

 

The school district fully supports its' students rights to, without disruption to education, peacefully and safely express their individual political and personal beliefs at school.   

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Fire Alarm Mutual Aid Response

Time:                    4:04 pm

Location:              13000 block 3785 North Rd Hoopeston

Details:                 HFD was dispatched after request of Rossville Fire to respond to an activation of a Fire Alarm at a residence of Hickory Hills.   No report of fire or damage after arrival on the scene.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/26/19

Warrant Service

Time:           12:30 pm

Location:     Hoopeston Police Department, 301 W Main Street

Arrested:      Robinson, Crystal G (F) (40) of Hoopeston

Details:        Ms. Robinson turned herself in to HPD on an outstanding Vermilion County

                   warrant.  She was processed and released after posting bond, and she was given

                   a new county court date.

 

Possession of Cannabis (city)                     H19-0955

Time:          19:58pm

Location:    100 blk of W Main St

Arrested:     Stephen Spivey (29)(M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. Spivey was a passenger in for a

                   traffic violation.  After an investigation, subject was arrested for city ordinance

                   violation of Possession of Cannabis.  He was taken to HPD, processed and

                   later released with a city citation and city court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/23 & 2/24/19

Possession of Methamphetamines                       H19-0851   V19-1428

Time:          12:03am

Location:    Market/Thompson

Arrested:     Jerry Dalton (53)(M) of Hoopeston

                   Joseph Castaneda (38)(M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that both subjects were in for a traffic

                   violation.  An investigation found methamphetamines to be in the vehicle.  Both

                   subjects were arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  They were later

                   transported to the PSB in Danville to be arraigned. 

 

 

Theft                             H19-0852

Time:             12:23am

Location:       101 W Main St, Tedd’s Home Beverage

Complainant:  60 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          At the above time and date, the complainant contacted HPD for a theft of

                      money that had occurred while he was at Tedd’s.  An investigation continues.

 

 

Purchase/Acceptance of Alcohol by a Minor                H19-0875

Time:          12:08am

Location:    500 blk W Orange St

Arrested:     16 year old Milford female

                   17 year old Hoopeston male

                   Brad Bradley (18)(M) of Hoopeston

                   Jesus Cintora-Villanueva (20)(M) of Milford

Details:       HPD officers received a report of a vehicle full of subjects being disruptive

                   in the drive thru of McDonalds.  Upon locating the vehicle, alcohol was found

                   inside.  All subjects were taken to HPD, processed and later released with a city

                   citation and city court date.  The juveniles were released to parents. 

 

Traffic Accident            H19-0883

Time:          1:36pm

Location:    Lincoln St/3rd Ave

Unit #1:       2018 Dodge SUV driven by Terrance Irvin of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       1998 Plymouth Van driven by Carey Green of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #2 was Westbound on Lincoln when Unit #1 failed to yield at the intersection

                   and struck Unit #2. No injuries reported. Unit #2 Insured. Driver of Unit #1 was

                   cited for Disobeying Traffic Control Device and Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia             H19-0897

Time:          10:46pm

Location:    Market/Penn

Arrested:     Joshua Sadler (23)(M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Sadler was a passenger in for a traffic violation.  An investigation found drug paraphernalia.  Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later released on an ROR bond and given

                   a county court date.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/20/19

Illegal Transportation of Alcohol by Passenger; Possession of Cannabis; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia      H19-0817

Time:          01:24 am

Location:    200 block of E. Penn

Arrested:     Bridget Strawser (34) of Hoopeston

Details:        While on patrol officers conducted a routine traffic stop. Upon investigation, cannabis, paraphernalia, and alcohol were located inside the vehicle.  Strawser was taken to HPD, where she was charged with the above, and later released with a notice to appear.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/18/19

Fire Call

Time:          06:05 AM

Location:    715 W Elm Street Plaza Commons

Details:       HFD Dispatched to investigate strong odor of something burning at the complex either in an apartment or outside.  Elderly caller advised that odor was strong and causing her issues.    

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/15-2/17/19

Pike County Warrant Arrest (17TR22354)

Time:          09:15 AM

Location:    1030 W Chestnut Street, IGA Parking Lot

Arrested:     Cibirka, Heather M (F) (35) of Hoopeston

Details:       At the above time, subject was taken in custody due to an outstanding Pike County Warrant for Failure to Appear to Revoke Probation for initial charge of Driving While License Suspended.  Subject was transported to the PSB in Danville in

                   lieu of bond.

 

Driving while license suspended, Operating uninsured vehicle, Unlawful display of registration, Driving vehicle with expired registration           H19-0767

Time:          7:53pm

Location:    415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General

Arrested:     Nicole Taylor (35)(F) of Hoopeston

Details:       While on patrol, HPD officers noticed the vehicle that Ms. Taylor was driving parked illegally in the entry/exit part of the parking lot.  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 4 traffic citations and a

                   traffic court date.

Traffic Accident (PD)                       H19-0772

Time:          3:25pm

Location:    900 blk W Washington St

Unit 1:         2002 Dodge SUV driven by Clayton Hankins (M)(16) of Hoopeston

Unit 2:         2003 Chevrolet SUV parked and unoccupied owned by Shane Leslie of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit 1 was turning eastbound on W Washington from McFerren Park when the

                   vehicle slid on the snow and struck the front of Unit 2. No injuries were reported

                   and no tickets were issued.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/14/19

Wanted on Warrant               H19-0719   V19-1224

Time:                    3:31pm

Location:              200 block E. Main St

Arrested:              Kurtis J Simpson (34) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While on patrol officers observed Mr. Simpson who was known to have a warrant out of Vermilion County. Mr. Simpson was charged with the above, taken to HPD, where he was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Accident (PD)

Time:                    6:59pm

Location:              400 block of E. Seminary

Unit #1:                2013 Nissan driven by Charlo Kuntz of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2017 Subaru sedan owned by Beth Burchett of Wellington

Details:                 Unit #1 was driving on E. Seminary when the passenger side struck the driver side mirror of parked unit #2. No citations issued. No injuries reported. Unit #1 insured. 

 

DWLS, Unlawful Display of License Plate                    H19-0724

Time:                    9:24pm

Location:              100 blk W Main St

Arrested:              Seth Gredy (33)(M) of Westville

Details:                 HPD performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Gredy was driving

                             for a traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that subject had a

                             suspended driver’s license.  He was arrested and taken to HPD to be

                             processed.  Subject was later released with 2 traffic citations and traffic

                             court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/11-2/13/19

 

Trac Phone Found

Location:              300 block W Elm Street  

Details:                 Postal Carrier found a Trac Phone in the 300 block, owner may come to HPD and claim the item with proof of owner ship

 

 

Theft (City Ordinance)           H19-0677

Time:                    4:33pm

Location:              200 block of S. Market

Arrested:              Linsey Warner (32) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered money was missing. Warner was later located, and taken to HPD. Warner was charged with the above, processed and later released with a NTA in City Court.

 

 

Driving While License Suspended             H19-0686

Time:          12:52am

Location:    200 block of S. 3rd St

Arrested:     Joel Solis (33) of Rossville

Details:       While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Mr. Solis did not have a valid license. Mr. Solis was taken to HPD, where he was charged with the above, processed and later released with a NTA in traffic court.

 

 

Found Wallet

A brown wallet was found in the 500 block of S 5th St.  The owner can identify and claim at

HPD.

 

Warrant Arrest, Burglary

Time:          6:04pm

Location:    415 S Dixie Hwy, Dollar General

Arrested:     Heidi Snyder (F)(42) of Hoopeston

                   Timothy Burke (M)(51) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD responded to the above location for the report of theft.  Officers later found

                   the vehicle and subjects in question.  A computer check revealed that Mr. Burke

                   had an outstanding Mississippi County, MO warrant.  Ms. Snyder was arrested

                   on burglary charges.  They were both transported to HPD, processed and later

                   taken to the PSB in Danville.  Ms. Snyder will await arraignment, while Mr.

                   Burke will await extradition.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/8/19

Accident (PD)                H19-0621  

Time:                    2:39pm

Location:              900 block of W. Orange

Unit #1:                1996 Honda 4door driven by Branden Beverage of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2014 Kia driven by Gilbert Warner of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit #2 slowed down while the car in front of it turned. Unit #1 struck the rear of Unit #2.  No injuries reported. Both units insured. Unit #1 was cited for Driving While License Suspended. Driver of Unit #1 was taken to HPD, processed and released with a NTA.

 

Theft (Over)                  H19-0626

Time:                    5:29pm

Location:              100 block of S. 5th St

Complainant:        (27) year old Hoopeston female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered items taken from her residence. Investigation continues.    

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/7/19

 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia             H19-0592

Date & Time:        02/5/19       9:25pm

Location:              700 block of W Orange st

Arrested:              Kelly Simmons (39) of Rossville

Details:                 Officers responded to the above in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

An investigation revealed the above subject to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later released with a NTA in Hoopeston City Court

 

 

Theft                             H19-0594

Time:                    1:30am

Location:               400 blk E Main St

Complainant:         58 year old male

Details:                  Complainant advised HPD officers that on 1/19/19 he had some items

                              taken from his property without permission.  An investigation continues.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO CONDUCT NIGHTTIME ENFORCEMENT PATROLS IN VERMILION COUNTY

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Louis Kink, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Vermilion County during March. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 
The number of unrestrained drivers killed in traffic crashes is significantly higher at nighttime and combined with impaired driving means even more traffic deaths during these critical hours.  Officers will strictly enforce violations including: 
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI); - Safety Belt and Child Restraint use; - Speeding; - Distracted Driving; and, - All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations. 
 
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night.  The NITE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making sure everyone is buckled up.  This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/4/19

D.W.L.S, POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, NO PROOF OF INSURANCE          H19-0525

Time:                    01:51 AM

Location:              400 block S 2nd Avenue

Arrested #1:          Funk, Anthony L (M) (31) of Otterbein Indiana

                             Charges:   D.W.L.S, No Proof of Insurance, Poss Controlled Substance

Arrested #2:          Arredondo, Roy (M) (37) of Boswell Indiana

                             Charges: U.U.W. Knuckles, Poss Drug Paraphernalia

Details:                 HPD conducted a traffic stop on a unit.  Arrestee #1 was charged with above violations.  His unit was towed. Passenger who was Arrestee #2 was charged with his violations.    Arrestee #1 was transported to PSB on felony charges.  Arrestee #2 was processed at HPD and release on OR Bond no felony violations.     

Arrestee #2 has Vermilion County Court Date appearances.  Arrestee #1 has to appear before a judge.

 

 

 

Restraint of Dog by Owner/Keeper (City Ordinance)          H19-0541

Time:                   4:30pm

Location:             600 block of E. Wyman

Cited:                  Holly Irvin (38) of Hoopeston

Details:                Officers responded to the above location in reference to an animal problem.

                            Irvin was given a NTA in Hoopeston City Court

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/3/19

Driving While License Suspended; Wanted on Warrant       H19-0516   V19-0849

Time:          12:04am

Location:    Penn St/Route 1

Arrested:     Natasha Bradfield (33) of Danville

Details:       While on a routine traffic stop a computer check revealed that Bradfield did not have a valid driver’s license and had an outstanding warrant out of Vermilion Co.

Bradfield was taken to HPD, where she was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 2/1/19

Wallet Found

Details:       Tan wallet belong to Gabrielle Baskett was found and turned into the police.  She may come to the Police Department to claim.  

 

No Valid Driver’s License       H19-0501

Time:          16:24hrs

Location:    Orange/7th St.

Cited:          Donin Fuentes-Cruz (37) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Fuentes-Cruz for a traffic infraction. A computer checked revealed that Fuentes-Cruz did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued a NTA for No Valid Driver’s License.

 

Driving While License Suspended   H19-0504

Time:          18:12hrs

Location:    Penn/7th Ave.

Cited:          Randy Dillon (36) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers stopped the vehicle being driven by Dillon for an equipment violation. A computer check revealed that Dillon’s license was suspended. He was issued a NTA for DWLS.

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