Details: HFD, HPD, Arrow Ambulance all dispatched to the area for investigation of smoke filling a residence. Investigation turned out to be burnt food on the stove. Fire Department vented the house with large exhaust fans after the fire was put out. No Report of damages or injuries from the call.
Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H19-4068 V19-6320
Location: 700 block of N. 3rd St
Arrested: George Elpers (37) of Milford
Arrested: Amanda Bonior (28) of Manteno
Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that Elpers was driving and Bonior was a passenger. During the investigation Elpers was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia, and Bonior was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Both subjects were charged with the above, taken to HPD, where they were processed and later transported to the PSB.
Details: HPD officer checked out with Johnson after knowing she had an outstanding
Vermilion Co warrant. After confirmation, subject was arrested and taken
to HPD to be processed. She was later transported to the PSB in Danville in
lieu of bond.
Theft from Business H19-4021
Time: 2:45 pm
Location: 1030 W Chestnut Street,
Complainant: Jerry’s IGA of Hoopeston
Arrested: Jennifer M Watkins (34) (F) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, HPD was requested for a female who was taking items from the Deli area and had left the store without paying. Female later came to HPD and surrendered herself for processing on the above charge. She was processed and released on Notice to Appear court date set for Hoopeston City Court.
Warrant Arrest H19-4028
Time: 6:24 am
Location: 200 Block of N. 6TH Avenue
Arrested: Gage M Fouse (M) (25) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officer checked out with the subject at the above location, a computer check revealed Fouse had an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant (2019CM112)
Subject was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later picked up by an Iroquois County deputy.
Warrant Arrest H19-4032 V19-6237
Location: Orange St/2nd Ave
Arrested: Tierra Kelly (F) (23) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with one headlight out. A computer check revealed the above subject to have an active warrant out of Ford County (19-178) Kelly was taken to HPD, where she was processed and later transported to the PSB to await extradition.
Possession of Cannabis (City Ordinance) H19-4033
Location: 800 block of S. Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Donald Jessie (40) of Milford
Details: While on a traffic stop Mr. Jessie was found to be in possession of cannabis.
Mr. Jessie was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a NTA in Hoopeston City Court.
Violation of Order Protection H19-4040
Location: 400 blk E Young Av
Complainant: 28 year old Hoopeston female
Arrested: Randy Gay (27) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called in reference to a violation of order protection. After
an investigation, Mr. Gay was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He
was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
About One Year Ago by WHPO according to the News Gazette
A Danville man whose death sentence was commuted in 2003 by then-Gov. George Ryan has died from medical issues while in prison.
Charles Silagy, 69, died this month while in custody, said Lindsey Hess of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Silagy had been in prison since 1980 — spending about 23 of those years on death row — for the murder of his girlfriend and her sister.
Five days after the two women’s bodies were discovered on Valentine’s Day morning, Silagy confessed.
He told investigators that he began choking girlfriend Cheryl Block, 32, in the truck as they drove home from a strip club where they’d gotten into an argument. After stopping the truck and continuing to beat, kick, then stab her with a pocketknife, he left her body and returned to the trailer the two shared with Ms. Block's sister, Anne "Marty" Waters, 29, and stabbed her to death as well.
A Vermilion County jury convicted Silagy of the crimes five months later.
Nearly 40 years since his conviction, Silagy was an inmate at the Pontiac Correctional Center when he was pronounced dead at OSF Saint James Medical Center in town, according to Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson.
Watson said the cause of death was “medical.”
Silagy had been one of the state’s longest residents of death row in January 2003, when Ryan commuted the sentences of 157 inmates scheduled to die. Eight years later, former Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois.
Silagy was originally sentenced to die three years after Illinois reinstated its death penalty in 1977. His execution by electric chair was scheduled for Nov. 7, 1980.
Though he had fired the public defenders representing him after his conviction and asked the jury to sentence him to death, he eventually changed his mind in prison and filed legal documents to have his conviction overturned.
Over the next 20 years, Silagy’s post-conviction case was heard in various court hearings but ultimately ended with him still on death row three years before Ryan’s commutation of his sentence.
Property Damage: Ameren Illinois Power Light Pole and Lighting Head
Details: At the time of the report suspect vehicle struck the light pole and breaking it off at ground level. Suspect Vehicle fled north on Dixie Highway. Damage estimate from Ameren Illinois is around $3,000 dollars or more to replace pole and light fixture.
**Update Accident Report** Arrest
Time: 09:52 AM
Location of Custody: 300 block W Penn Street
Arrested: 13 year old Male Juvenile of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time and location the juvenile was located and taken into custody for the accident. Theft (Over) charge, Resisting Arrest, No Valid Driver’s License, Leaving the scene of Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed. The Male was processed at HPD and later transferred to JDC Danville
Driving with No Valid Illinois License H19-3880
Time: 5:28 PM
Location: 511 W Main St
Arrested: Andrew Cordova (24) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers conducted a traffic stop after observing Mr. Colunga driving. A computer
check confirmed that Colunga was driving with no valid license. Colunga was
taken to HPD, where he was charged, processed, and later released with a NTA in
Traffic Accident H19-3878
Location: 400 block of N. Dixie Hwy
Unit #1: 2014 Semi driven by Alvin Lynn of Citrus Springs FL
Property Damage: Ameren Power Pole
Details: The driver of Unit #1 took a right turn onto W. McCracken. Throughout the turn the trailer caught the powerline causing damage. No injuries reported. No citations issued. Unit was insured.
Possession of Methamphetamines with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance, Driving While License Suspended, Operating Vehicle with Expired Registration Sticker H19-3809 V19-5904
Time: 08:20 AM
Location: 200 W Maple Street
Arrested: Hamby, Cherrica (F) (30) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Ms. Hamby was driving for a traffic violation. After an investigation, she was arrested on the above charges and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.
Warrant Arrest H19-3821
Location: 100 blk W Main St
Arrested: Roger Arms (M) (35) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Arms was a passenger in for a traffic
violation. A computer check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant through
Vermilion County. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was
later released after posting bond and given a new court date.
Details: HPD officer observed Swartz at Casey’s and, after confirming she had an Iroquois
County warrant, officers arrested subject and transported to HPD where she was
processed and later picked up by an Iroquois County deputy.
CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION H19-3744
Location: 400 E Penn Street
Cited: Weigand, Chrystal G (F) (36) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above Time the cited person was issued a Notice to Appear on City Ordinance Violation of Junk Vehicle on the property.
CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION H19-3746
Location: 200 E Main Street
Cited: Stephens, Amy (F) (45) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above Time the cited person was issued a Notice to Appear on City Ordinance Violation for Weeds on the property.
BURGLARY TO VEHICLE, VERMILION COUNTY WARRANT (2017CM0515)
Time: 2:07 PM H19-3746 V19-5756
Location: 801 E Orange St. Hoopeston, Carle Clinic
Complainant: 45 year old Rantoul Woman
Arrested: Perez, Mona Lisa L (F) (43) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time the complainant reported to HPD that the person was in her vehicle ransacked it. Suspect was later located at her home, and was taken into custody on the above Charge, and Charged with the Vermilion County Warrant for FTA on Domestic Battery 2017CM0515 $3000 10% plus $75 dollars cash FTA Fee after being transported to PSB Danville to be processed.
Set of Semi Keys were found and turned into HPD Owner may claim them.
Trespassing (City Ord) H19-3736
Time of Call: 01:05 AM
Location: 300 S Market Street Hoopeston
Complainant: 36 year old Hoopeston Woman
Cited: Coon, Timothy E Jr. (M) (41) of Hoopeston
Details: Hoopeston Police responded to report of disturbance of a male and female. Hoopeston Officers determined that the subject had been told not to return to the property and he was cited for the above charge, Hoopeston City Court date was set to appear.
Details: While Rex the dog was in the care of Ms. Gray the dog bolted from her control and entered another property. No report of Injuries to another dog or any injuries to humans. Citation issued for Hoopeston City Court for August.
Residential Burglary H19-3637
Location: 500 block of S. 6th ave
Complainant: (37) year old Hoopeston female
Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered that multiple items had been taken from her residence. Investigation continues.
On July 5th, 2019 at approximately 1:58 pm Iroquois County Sheriffs Police along with Ashkum, Chebanse Twp. , Otto Twp., Beaverville, Aroma Park Fire and Riverside EMS responded to an aircraft accident which had occurred in a wheat field near 1561 E. and 3300 N. Rd rural Chebanse.
The 1981, Beech, A36, fixed wing, single engine air craft owned and piloted by Raymond P- Jakubiak from Naperville ll. was traveling from Nashville Tn. to the Chicago area. Jakubiak had two passengers on board Wrenne M. Jakubiak from Naperville and Dorothy C. Stockard from Hermitage Tennessee,
Jakubiak began to experience engine trouble and attempted to locate an area to make an emergency landing. Jakubiak attempted to land in a wheat field North West of 1561 E. 3300 N, Rd- rural Chebanse. Jakubiak aircraft received damage while landing and subsequently caught fire
Raymond Jakubiak sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and was later transferred to Loyola Hospital. Wrenne M. Jakubiak was transported to Riverside Medical Center where she was treated and later released. Stockard who received more extensive injuries was transported to Riverside Medical Center then transferred to Loyola where she later succumbed to her injuries.
On July 5th , 2019 at approx. 1:58pm, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police, along with Chebanse Twp. Fire, Otto Twp, Fire, Beaverville Fire, Aroma Park Fire, and Riverside EMS were dispatched to a field nodhwest of the intersection of Co. Rd. 3300N and 1600E, in rural Chebanse, IL in reference to a plane crash with injuries. According to police reports, a single engine plane, carrying 3 occupants, crashed in a wheat field southeast of Chebanse, IL. Upon arrival of EMS, the occupants were transported to Riverside Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, IL. The extent of the injuries is unknown as of press time. The crash scene is under investigation with the Iroquois County Sheriffs Department and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Illinois State Police also assisted with the scene,
About One Year Ago by According to the News-Gazette www.news-gazette.com
With the deadline to submit casino-development plans to the Illinois Gaming Board quickly approaching, city officials say they are poised and ready to send a request for proposals to casino operators all over the country early Wednesday.
“This process for any type of project would normally take six to 12 months, so this is really condensed,” said Vicki Haugen, CEO and president of Vermilion Advantage.
Senate Bill 690, signed into law Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, creates licenses for six new land-based casinos across Illinois, including a license for Danville, and also legalizes sports wagering and expands video gambling in the state. It’s all part of an effort to generate revenue for a $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital plan that will pay for fixing roads, bridges, railways, universities, state facilities and other infrastructure.
Since the state Legislature approved an expansion of gambling last month, Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. and Haugen have been working behind the scenes to get ready, knowing that the 120-day deadline would begin with the governor’s signature.
“For the Danville license, it’s not a bad thing. We want to move quickly anyway, because of Terre Haute,” Haugen said, referring to plans in Indiana for a possible casino roughly an hour drive southeast of Danville.
But odds are it won't be a Caesars-sized facility, and Terre Haute, Ind., might be them to the punch.
In preparation, Williams and Haugen secured the services of developer Dave Cocagne, whose Chicago-based business Vermilion Development, which started in Danville, is involved in major developments in the Windy City and downstate, including projects on the University of Illinois campus.
Haugen said Cocagne knows this kind of development too, has contacts in the casino industry and can guide the city through this quick three-month process.
“Because of that short window, the learning curve is way too short,” Haugen said. “This can’t be a novice’s game. You need someone who knows what they are doing.”
With Cocagne’s guidance, Williams and Haugen have already assembled the city’s request for proposals, which they are calling a “solicitation of interest,” that will go out Wednesday with a three-week deadline for casino developers to submit applications.
At tonight’s Danville City Council meeting, Cocagne and Haugen will make a presentation about the solicitation, which basically spells out what Danville wants in an initial application from developers.
The presentation will include possible locations for a Danville casino, Haugen said, explaining that with such a short timeline for pulling together a proposal, a shovel-ready site that’s already zoned properly, for example, is imperative.
That shortens the list of possible sites, especially when access to and visibility from Interstate 74 will be important for the casino, she said.
“That’s always been important, but now with Terre Haute in the mix, it’s even more important,” she said.
Williams has assembled a steering committee of city officials and local business representatives — who will be announced at tonight’s meeting — that will help choose a developer.
Once a developer is chosen, it will work with the city on a final casino development plan, which must be submitted to the Illinois Gaming Board for approval by the end of October.
“They will just help us through the whole procurement process,” Williams said of the steering committee, adding that it’s currently in the process of creating an evaluation matrix to help assess proposals from developers.
Haugen said a key aspect in choosing a developer is determining what it can offer in addition to a casino, explaining that it’s important that the development be an entertainment venue that incorporates more than just gambling. She said it would be good to see a plan that supports and parallels the strengths of the community, like the David S. Palmer Arena or the Fischer Theatre, which is currently being restored.
Based on calls and e-mails that Haugen and Williams have already received, Haugen said she believes there will be multiple parties interested in a Danville casino license, although she anticipates the big players, like Harrah’s, will be focusing on the Chicago license.
“But there are lots of regional operators, and so we feel that’s probably the type of operator who will be interested in the smaller communities,” she said.
Williams said with the steering committee and a plan for choosing a developer both in place, he feels comfortable with where they are as this whole process is beginning.
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a sober driver while celebrating the July 4th holiday period. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) remains the number one cause of fatal crashes during Independence Day celebrations. Additionally, speeding, distracted driving, and not wearing a seatbelt are the other main causes of personal injury and fatal crashes. Troopers will be doing their part to keep the roadway safe by watching for impaired, distracted, and reckless drivers.
The ISP encourages those at celebrations involving alcohol to avoid impaired driving altogether. The following tips will help you avoid tragedy:
? Designate a sober driver or arrange for alternate transportation before the celebration begins. ? If you are impaired, utilize a cab service, rideshare service, take public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely. ? If you see what appears to be an impaired driver on the road, call 911. ? If you are aware someone is about to operate a motor vehicle while impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them to their destination safely.
“Independence Day is celebrated nationwide. In an effort to keep our roadways safe, Illinois State Police District 21 Officers will provide increased patrols, targeting on violations associated with injury or fatal crashes. By increasing visibility and enforcement efforts, District 21 Officers hope to assist in ensuring Independence Day celebrations are safe and memorable, ” added Captain Harsy.
During this holiday period, ISP Troopers will focus their efforts on enforcing Fatal-4 violations: DUI, Speeding, Seatbelts and Distracted Driving, which are all contributing factors to traffic crash related fatalities.
Speeding increases your chances of losing control of a vehicle and reduces the reaction time to respond to potential hazards. Drive the speed limit and pass only when it’s safe to do so.
Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and off the cell phone. Illinois law prohibits the use of any electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. Hands-free or Bluetooth Technology is allowed for persons over the age of 18. Avoid other common distractions such as, eating, adjusting music or controls, and tending to children or pets.
Buckle up. It is the law, and it may save your life if you are in a crash.
The ISP would also like to remind the public to proceed with caution when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with their lights activated or any stationary vehicle with their hazards lights on. Move over if you can do so safely and slow down.
Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property H19-3525
Time: 08:11 am
Location: 500 S 6th Avenue, Parkview Court of Vermilion County Housing Authority
Arrestee: Cannon, Bailee E L (F) (19) of Hoopeston
Details: At the above time, the arrestee was observed on the property of Vermilion County Housing Authority of Park View Court, which was barred from entering or being present upon. Female was transported HPD where she was processed and then release after posting bond.
Possession of Meth; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H19-3541 V19-5420
Location: 8th Ave/Penn St
Arrested: Jacky Coffey (45) of Hoopeston
Details: While officers were on a traffic stop Mr. Coffey was found to be in possession of Meth and Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Coffey was taken to HPD, charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.
Unit 1: 2004 Pontiac Driven by Sarah J Wood (F) (33) of Milford, IL
Details: At the above time the driver of unit 1 report that she went up over the curb and struck a light pole. Light Pole had no damage, No report of Injuries at the time of the report, No Tickets. Unit 1 was insured.
Details: At above time and date, complainant reported that person(s) unknown and without permission had removed property from her residence.
Location: 300 blk W. Main St.
Complainant: 59 yo female of Hoopeston
Details: Complainant responded to the PD requesting to speak to an officer in reference to some fraudulent charges on her account. A report was taken and the investigation continues.
DWLS/Display False Registration/Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle H19-3490
Location: 400 blk S. Dixie Highway
Arrested: Jeromy Powell (45) of Rankin
Details: Officers were out with Powell in reference to a complaint received. A computer check revealed his driver’s license was suspended. Powell was arrested on the above charges. He was transported to HPD where he was processed and released with a NTA.