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WHPO Blog Archives for 2019-05

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/30/19


Burglary to Residence                      H19-2816

Time:          11:42 AM

Location:     Parkview Court Vermilion County Housing  500 S 6th Avenue

Complainant:        50 year old Hoopeston male

Details:       Complainant contacted HPD reference to his residence being broken into and property being removed without his permission.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/29/19

Fire Call

Time:          4:44am

Location:    700 block of E. Penn St

Details:       HFD was dispatched to the above in reference to a garage on fire with flames showing. Rossville fire and Wellington fire were dispatched for mutual aid.



Residential Burglary

Time:                    5:32pm

Location:              900 block of E Wyman Av

Complainant:        28 year old Hoopeston Female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location for a burglary report to residence.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the complainant and a possible witness.  Investigation continues.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/25/19

Disorderly Conduct (City NTA)       H19-2707

Time:          13:10

Location:    100 blk N 6th Ave.

Arrested:     Justin Taylor (36) of Hoopeston

Details:       While officers were on patrol, they were flagged down in the area of the above in reference to a possible juvenile problem. Taylor was arrested on the above charges and transported to HPD where he was processed and released on a city NTA.


2 Cts Agg Battery & Criminal Damage Property         H19-2713    V19-4103

Time:          4:28 PM

Location of Complaint:   700 block E McCracken Avenue

Time of Arrest:               5:37 PM

Location of Arrest:          500 Block S 5th Street

Complainant:                  57 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested:                        Ford, Vicki L (F) (60) of Hoopeston

Details:                          At the above time Hoopeston Police were summoned to the scene of a disturbance, arrestee fled the area after attacking the complainant and damaging the property.  Arrestee was transported to HPD processed and then transported to Vermilion County to await appearance of the above listed charges. 


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/24/19

Disorderly Conduct                H19-2659

Time:          3:32 PM

Location:    800 block of S Market

Arrested:     Terry L Williams (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers responded to a call for a subject driving a go kart/dune buggy at a high rate of speed.  When officers arrived, the above subject was sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.  Subject refused several times to step out of vehicle. Williams was arrested, processed and cited for above charges.



Keys Found

Keys were found 200 block of N Market. Owner may identify and claim at HPD.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/21 & 5/22/19

THEFT                         H19-2621

Time of Report:               1pm

Date of Report:            May 21, 2019

Date of Loss:                  May 19, 2019

Location:              200 W Lincoln Street Hoopeston

Complainant:        38 year old Hoopeston Male

Details:                 Complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission removed a DeWalt Drill from the property. 


Warrant Arrest (18TR04680)                    H19-2633

Time:          12:06 PM

Location:    Hoopeston Police Department 301 W Main Street

Arrested:     Jessica A Stipp (F) (37) of Hoopeston

Details:       Subject turned herself in to the Hoopeston Police Department on a FTA Warrant.  She was processed, posted bond and was given a new court date.



Driving While License Suspended             H19-2641

Time:          11:34pm

Location:    400 block of S. 5th St

Arrested:     Cortni Morris (30) F of Rossville

Details:       HPD officers stopped vehicle, Ms. Morris was driving on a traffic violation. 

A computer check revealed subject had a suspended driver’s license.  She was taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later released with a traffic violation and court date.



Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County

 WHAT:  Fatal Crash 
WHERE:   Route 45/52 @ 3400 N (Iroquois County) 
WHEN:  Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:37 p.m. 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  2015, Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer    Unit Two:  2013 Peterbilt truck tractor w/ tanker trailer  
DRIVER:  Unit One:  Jesse M. Maya, 26, Dry Ridge, KY    Unit Two:  Robert M. Blessing, 57, Rainesville, AL 
PASSENGERS: Unit One:  Esther Maya, 48, Dry Ridge, KY           Raul Maya, 51, Dry Ridge, KY (Deceased) 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Dodge was traveling        eastbound on 3400 N at Route 45/52.  The Semi was traveling     northbound on Route 45/52. The Dodge failed to yield at the stop sign     and entered Route 45/52 into the path of the Semi, causing the Semi    to hit the Dodge.  Occupants of both vehicles were transported to local     hospitals with injuries.  The passenger of the Dodge, Raul Maya,                                    succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Riverside     Hospital.  The roadway was shut down for approximately 90 minutes due     to this incident. 
CHARGES:  Jesse M. Maya was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop    intersection. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/20/19

Warrant Arrest             H19-2571             V19-3839

Time:          1:18am

Location:    Market St/Young Ave

Arrested:     Nicole Parrington (35) (F)  of Fowler IN

Details:       While officers conducting a traffic stop a computer check revealed Parrington to have an active warrant out of Clark County (12TR1044) Parrington was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.




Burglary to Auto                     H19-2581

Time:                    11:30 pm -10:00 AM

Location:              300 block W Maple Street

Complainant:        52 year old Hoopeston man

Details:                 At the above time was reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had entered his vehicle removing items.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/17 & 5/18/19

Burglary to Auto                     H19-2522

Time:                    07:30 AM

Location:              400 block W Washington Street

Complainant:        37 year old Hoopeston man

Details:                 At the above time was reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had entered his vehicle removing items.


Auto Accident                         H19-2533

Time:                    3:58 PM

Location:              100 block of N. 3rd Street

Unit #1:                2019 GMC Terrain driven by Mae Cline (F) (25) of Fowler, IN

Unit #2:                2006 Chevrolet Van driven by Oran Probasco (M) (47) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit #1 did not yield and entered into the intersection.  Unit #2 applied his brakes but was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision.  No injuries were reported no tickets were issued.  Both parties were insured.


Theft                                       H19-2534

Time:                    4:52 PM

Location:              400 block of E Honeywell

Complainant:        37 year old Hoopeston Man

Details:                 Subject came to HPD to report a possible theft of his wallet.  Investigation continues.




Criminal Damage To Property                     H19-2562

Time:                   6:54 PM

Location:             400 block of 4th Street

Complainant:      36 year old Hoopeston Man

Details:                Complainant reports that person(s) unknown without permission entered onto the property and caused damage to property.



Traffic Accident                  H19-2566

Time:                   7:53pm

Location:             200 block of E. Main St

Unit #1:               2010 Ford Focus driven by Amber Zarate of Rossville

Unit #2:               2012 Chrysler Van owned by Sue Williamson of Hoopeston

Unit #3:               2017 Ford Utility owned by Judith LaBerdia of Paxton

Unit #4:               2018 Ford Utility owned by Joann Charbonneau

Details:                Unit #1 while traveling eastbound on Main St veered from the eastbound lane and struck Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. No Injuries reported. All units insured. Driver of unit #1 was cited for Improper Lane Usage.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/16/19

Driving With No License                            H19-2485

Time:          2:07pm

Location:    1st Av/Chestnut St

Arrested:     16 year old Hoopeston juvenile

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that the juvenile was driving after already

                   knowing that she didn’t have a valid driver’s license.  Subject was arrested and

                   taken to HPD to be processed.  She was later released her guardian with a

                   traffic ticket and traffic court date.



Disobeying Police    (City Ordinance)                 H19-2494

Time:          8:12pm

Location:    Honeywell Ave/10th Ave

Arrested:     Kadi Baker (18) of Hoopeston

Details:       Baker was advised multiple time that subjects without a license were not allowed to ride her motorbike. After observing another subject on her motorbike Baker was cited and given a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.




Battery (City Ordinance)       H19-2498  

Time:          10:17pm

Location:    1022 W. Penn St (Caseys)

Arrested:     Haley M. Edwards (22) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers were dispatched to the above in reference to a fight in progress.

                   Edwards was later located and charged with Battery. Edwards was taken to HPD, where so was processed and later released with an notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

Bridge repairs along Illinois 1 begin May 20

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that repairs to the bridge that carries Illinois 1 over the North Fork in Vermilion County will begin Monday, May 20. 
The project involves patching and bridge deck repairs and will require lane closures, with twoway traffic maintained by flaggers. Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and is expected to be complete by mid-September. 
Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. 
For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on  

Hoopeston Police Department Report

Warrant Arrest                       H19-2442

Time:          1:30am

Location:    200 blk E Main St

Arrested:     Bradley David (32)(M) Homeless

Details:       HPD officers saw Mr. David walking and believed he had an outstanding warrant.

                   A computer check confirmed the warrant out of Iroquois County.  He was arrested

                   and taken to HPD.  He was processed and later released to an Iroquois County



Battery, Impersonating a Police Officer                       H19-2443

Time:             2:03am

Location:       7th St/Wyman Av

Complainant:  39 year old Hoopeston female

Details:          At above date and time, HPD officers were called to the area to meet with the

                      complainant in reference to a battery that had occurred.  Complainant advised

                      that unknown male subjects jumped out of a vehicle, threw her to the ground,

                      and advised that they were police officers.  After complainant asked to see a

                      badge, subjects got back into the vehicle and left the area.  An investigation




Violation of Home Confinement, Resisting Police Officer             H19-2447  V19-03728

Time:          3:05 pm

Location:    9th Ave and Honeywell Ave

Arrested:     13 year old Hoopeston Juvenile

Details:       HPD officers were notified that juvenile had left his residence.  Officers found him at the above location.  After a small foot pursuit he was arrested.  He was taken to HPD, processed and taken to JDC to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/11-5/12/19

Burglary to Auto                    H19-2424

Time:             10:05pm

Location:       500 blk N 6th St

Complainant:  54 year old Hoopeston male

Details:          Complainant came to HPD to report his vehicle had been broken into and

                      items stolen by an unknown individual(s).  An investigation continues.


Domestic Battery                    H19-2420   V19-3695 

Time:         4:21 pm

Location:    600 block E Maple Street

Victim:        44 year old Hoopeston woman

Arrestee:     Rivera, Rogelio (M) (48) of Hoopeston

Details:       Hoopeston Police were called to Hoopeston Carle ER for a female seeking treatment after being battered in a Domestic Dispute.  The arrestee was accused, located and transported to HPD processed and later transferred to Vermilion County to await a hearing.  


Domestic Battery                    H19-2416    V19-3693

Time:          5:03pm

Location:              700 block E Young Avenue

Victim:                 28 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee:               Carey, Davion L (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details:       Hoopeston Police were called to the area of 800 block E Orange where the arrestee was trying to force the victim who was in the middle of the roadway back into the car.  Arrestee was detained and then arrested on the following charges:  Domestic Battery, Reckless Endangerment, Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence.  He was transported to HPD and then later to the PSB in Danville to await a hearing. 



Traffic Accident (PD)                       H19-2414

Time:                    3:43pm

Location:              N 6th Street/E Thompson Avenue

Unit 1:         2016 Chrysler 4dr driven by Christian D Inman (18) (M) of Hoopeston

Unit 2:         2000 Chrysler 4dr driven by Daniel L Lugo (M) (18) of Hoopeston

Details:        Hoopeston Police responded to a report of a traffic accident, Yield Sign belonging to the City of Hoopeston was damaged in the crash. Both Units Insured, No reports of Injuries at the time of the report.  Unit 1 Cited for Failure to Yield at a Marked Intersection.



Accident (PD Only)                H19-2411

Date & Time:        5/11/19 1327hrs

Location:              700 blk W. Main St.

Unit #1:                2004 Pontiac driven by James Shoulders (45) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit #1 was traveling eastbound when traveled across the westbound lane and into the grass where the vehicle drove over the curb and struck the guide wire to a power pole. No injuries, no citations, Unit #1 insured.


Accident (PD Only)                H19-2431

Date & Time:        5/12/19 1318hrs

Location:              100 blk E. Orange

Unit #1:                2010 Chevrolet HHR driven by Bryan Livingston (56) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2005 Ford Focus driven by Isaiah Sollers (22) of Danville

Details:                 Unit #2 was headed westbound on Orange and Unit #1 was headed eastbound. Unit #1 had just crossed the tracks when the rear drivers side spare tire came off and struck Unit #2 in the front passenger side fender. Both units insured. No injuries. No citations.


Accident (Hit and Run)          H19-2432

Date & Time:        5/12/19 unknown time

Location:              400 blk E. Main St.

Unit #1:                Unknown

Unit #2:                2019 Toyota Sedan (parked)

Details:                 Unit #2 was parked in the 400 block of E. Main St. when it was struck by an unknown vehicle at an unknown time.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/10/19

Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property                 H19-2365

Time:          9:30pm

Location:    Parkview Court Apartments

Arrested:     Andrew D Cordova (M) (24) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers observed Cordova at the Parkview Court Apartments whom they know to be banned from the property.  He was arrested on the above charge, transported to HPD, processed and released with a NTA.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/9/19

Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamine, Poss of Drug

Paraphernalia, Wanted on Champaign County Warrant.      H19-2343,  V19-3571

Time:          02:43 AM

Location:    300 Block W Main Street Hoopeston

Arrestee 1:  Asbury, Joseph W (M) (28) of Rossville IL

Arrestee 2:     Layton, Alfred R (M) (47) of Potomac IL

Details:       At the above time, Hoopeston Police preformed a traffic stop on a suspicious Vehicle.  Computer check revealed neither occupant had a driver’s license.  Mr. Asbury was suspended License, Poss of Meth, and Wanted of Champaign County Child Support Warrant which had a $3,200 cash bond.   He was taken into custody processed and later transported to PSB Danville to await arraignment, and then transfer to Champaign County or Post Bond.   Mr. Layton was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia which he was transported to HPD processed and later released with City Court date, on Notice to Appear. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/8/19

Fire Call (VC Traffic Accident PI)

Time:          05:22 AM

Location:    State Route 9/N 1700 East Rd, River Bridge

Details:       At the above time, HFD, HPD, and Arrow were all dispatched to respond to a PI accident truck vs deer.  HPD stood by till Vermilion County could get on the scene. Driver of the truck was transported to Carle Hoopeston ED for treatment.  HFD assisted VC till the roadway was cleared. 




Traffic Accident (PD)                       H19-2326

Time:          11:49 AM

Location:    S 2nd Avenue/W Maple Street

Unit 1:         2007 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Dennis M Hendricks (M) (48) of Danville

Unit 2:         2011 Ford 4dr driven by Kalyn M David (F) (28) of Wellington

Details:       At the above time, HPD was requested to respond for an accident.  Unit 1 is at fault unit for the accident.  Driver unit 1 also cited for NO PROOF OF INSURANCE, set for Danville at Vermilion County Court.   Both units driven away from the scene.



 No Valid Drivers License                 H19-2334

Time:          5:51 pm

Location:    800 blk S Market

Details:       Roberto R Nava (M) (48) of Rossville was stopped by HPD.  A computer check revealed he did not have a valid license.  He was arrested and transported to HPD where he was processed and released on a NTA.


Battery                                             H19-2337

Time:          7:15pm

Location:    Parkview Court

Arrested:     Danyel Fink (F) (23) of Hoopeston

Details:       Officers responded to the above in reference to a disturbance. Fink was arrested on the above charge.  She was processed and released with a city NTA.                 







Unlawful acts constituting disorderly conduct (city, Poss Paraphernalia (city)


Time:          6:50pm

Location:    Parkview Court

Details:       Officers responded reference to a dispute between subjects.  Brian Kinnaird (M) (38)  of Hoopeston, was arrested for unlawful acts constituting disorderly conduct (city).  A search of his person revealed drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to HPD where he was processed and released on the above charges.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/3-5/5/19


Residential Burglary              H19-2238

Time:                    6:11pm

Location:              800 Blk E Seminary

Complainant:        31 year old female

Details:                 Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered items missing from the          

                             residence, investigation continues.



Aggravated Domestic Battery; Interfering with Reporting of Domestic Battery

H19-2244             V19-3435

Time:                    8:27pm

Location:              700 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:              Dwight Rowe (27) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were dispatched in reference to a domestic battery that had occurred. After locating the above subject he was taken to HPD, where he was charged with the above.  Rowe was processed and later transported to the PSB.


Violation of Probation            H19-2248   V19-3444

Time:          12:03am

Location:    200 block of N. 6th Ave

Arrested:     13 year old Hoopeston male juvenile

Details:        Officers checked out with the above juvenile who was known to be on home

                     confinement. The juvenile was taken to HPD, where he was charged with the

                     above, processed and later transported to JDC. 


Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Warrant Arrest

                                      H19-2250     V19-3447

Time:           1:26am

Location:     300 blk W Penn St

Arrested:      Coty Morgeson (28) (M) of Hoopeston

                     Jessica Hardy (32) (F) of Hoopeston

                     Ashley Graves (26) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:         HPD officers were called to the above location for a suspicious incident.  Upon

                     investigation, officers located methamphetamines and paraphernalia.  Mr.

                     Morgeson was arrested for possession of those items.  A computer check revealed

                     that Ms. Graves had an outstanding warrant from Iroquois county.  Ms. Hardy

                     had 2 outstanding warrants from Vermilion County.  All 3 subjects were taken to

                     HPD to be processed.  Mr. Morgeson was taken to the PSB to await arraignment.

                     Ms.  Graves was picked up by an Iroquois County Deputy to await arraignment in

                     that county.  Ms. Hardy was able to post bond, released and given a new court



Theft over $500                      H19-2257

Time:                    12:18 pm

Location:              700 blk S Market

Complainant:        60 year old Hoopeston male

Details:                 Complainant stated sometime after 12:00 am on May 4 items were removed from the property.       Investigation continues.




Traffic Accident            H19-2260

Time:                    3:37 pm

Location:              E Thompson & N Dixie Hwy

Unit #1:                2001 Dodge Truck driven by David Sanders (M) (27) of Watseka

Unit #2:                2016 Dodge Challenger driven by Alan Crawford (M) (64) of Hoopeston

Details:                 While traveling northbound an item from unit #1 vehicle flew out of the bed of the truck and hit unit #2.  No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued.  Both parties were insured.               


Driving While License Suspended (Delayed Entry)                 H19-2264

Date/Time:  May 4, 2019     9:02pm

Location:    800 blk E Penn St

Arrested:     Carter Martin (19) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Martin was driving for a traffic violation.  A computer revealed that he 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

                   traffic court date.


Driving While License Suspended                      H19-2272

Time:          2:14am

Location:    Route 1/Honeywell Ave

Arrested:     David Williams (27) (M) of Fowler, IN

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Williams was driving for a traffic violation.  A computer check revealed that he 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 traffic court date.





Hoopeston Police Department Report 5/3/19

Wallet Found

Details:       Found black wallet that has identification in it that belongs to Seth Gredy.  He may claim the wallet at the Police Department Office.


Restraint of Dog Owner Duties

Date of Incident:             May 2, 2019

Time:                             7 AM

Location:         300 block of S 2nd Ave and S 3rd Ave.

Cited:          Morgeson, Jennifer J. (F) (41) of Hoopeston

Details:       Abby and Knots (2) dogs that were running at large in the area was located and taken back to the owners property.   Citation issued for City of Hoopeston Court. 


Found Property

Time:                    10:30am

Location:              State Farm Office 322 E Main Street Hoopeston

Details:       Gold ring with stone inset was found in the parking lot next to office on the ground.    Owner of the ring can come to HPD to claim. 


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