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WHPO Blog Archives for 2019-11

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/30/19


Possession of Methamphetamine / Driving While License Suspended      H19-6437

Time:          2:54am

Location:    300 Blk W Orange Street

Arrested:     Casey Leemon (M) (41) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers conducted a traffic stop and found Mr. Leemon driving with a Suspended drivers license. Upon further investigation, Leemon was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Subject was taken to HPD, charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB


Driving While License Revoked                          H19-6442

Time:          8:49am

Location:    Route 1/Honeywell

Arrest:        Matthew Hofer (M) 36) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers conducted a traffic stop after witnessing Mr Hofer driving who was known to have a revoked driver’s license. Hofer was transported to HPD where he was processed and released with a citation and given a Vermilion County court date.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/28/19

Debit Card Fraud, Theft                            H19-6404

Time:             12:31pm

Location:       800 blk E Lincoln Av

Complainant:  55 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested:        William Johnson (M) (28) of Hoopeston

Details:          HPD officers spoke with the complainant about a debit card fraud.  After an

                      investigation, Mr. Johnson was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He

                      was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.



Traffic Accident, Driving While License Suspended                       H19-6411

Time:          5:29pm

Location:    800 blk W Penn St

Unit #1:       2004 Chevrolet Utility driven by Jeanean Vogel (F) (71) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:       2014 Chevrolet (parked and unoccupied) owned by Larry Coon of Hoopeston

Arrested:     Jeanean Vogel (F) (71) of Hoopeston

Details:       Unit #1 was traveling east bound in the 800 blk of W Penn when it struck Unit

                   #2.  A computer check revealed that Ms. Vogel had a suspended driver’s license.

                   She was arrested and taken to HPD for processing.  She was later released with

                   a traffic citation and court date.  No injuries were reported and both units were


Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/27/19

Found Item

Time:          07:00 am

Details:       A Dewalt Impact drill was turned into the HPD, Owner may show proof of ownership and claim at Hoopeston City Hall. 



Time:          10:12pm

Location:    115 E Orange St, Casey’s

Details:       At above time, an unknown vehicle got gas without paying for it.  An investigation


Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/26/19

Fire Call

Time:                    4:29am

Location:              200 blk W Elm

Details:                 HFD and Arrow Ambulance were dispatched after HPD officers found a residence to be filled with smoke. 


Fire Call

Time:                    05:55 am

Location:               VCHA Parkview Court

Details:                 HFD responded to report of carbon and smoke detectors sounding.  Turned out to be faulty detectors in an apartment.


Theft, Assault (City ordinance)                  H19-6365

Time:                    1:40PM

Location:               200 blk of E Main St

Arrested:               Jeffrey A Coss (54)of Hoopeston

Details:                 HPD was called to the above address for a complaint of electrical power

theft. While on scene Mr. Coss made a verbal threat to owner of the property. Mr. Coss was arrested and transported to HPD for processing, later released with a notice to appear in city court.


Burglary to Residence                                H19-6370

Time:                    4:59PM

Location:              200 blk of W Orange St

Complainant:        40 year old Hoopeston Man

Details:                 At the above time complainant reported to HPD that someone entered without permission and removed items.


Fire Call

Time:                    7:13PM

Location:              300 blk of E Attica Street Rossville

Details:                 HFD was dispatched for mutual aid for Rossville FD for a Grain Elevator on fire.






Traffic Accident                      H19-6368

Time:                    4:44pm

Location:              200 blk N 6th Av

Details:                 At unknown time and date, an unknown vehicle struck a utility pole

                             belonging to Ameren.


Traffic Accident                      H19-6371

Time:                    6:32pm

Location:              S Market/E Main

Unit #1:                2015 Ford 4D driven by Alisyn Watson (F) (16) of Hoopeston

Unit #2:                2011 Ford 4D driven by Mykala Ruel (18) (M) of Kankakee

Details:                 Unit #1 was traveling north bound on S Market St when she turned wide

                             to miss a hole striking Unit #2 in the rear.  No injuries were reported, no

                             tickets were issued and both units were insured.



Traffic Accident                               H19-6373

Time:                    7:02pm

Location:              800 blk S Market St

Unit #1:                2000 Mercury driven by William Musk (M) (97) from Hoopeston

Details:                 Unit #1 was traveling south bound in the alley to the west of the 800 block

                             of S Market St when the driver lost control of the vehicle striking a pile

                             of logs and grain trailer.  Minor injuries were reported, unit #1 was insured

                             and no citations were issued.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/24/19


Theft (Under)                H19-6330

Time:                    6:34am

Location:              1000 blk W. Penn

Complainant:        46yo Hoopeston male

Details:                 Officers responded to a report of a bicycle that was stolen from a business in the area.




Fire Call

Time:                    1:56PM

Location:              800 block of W Penn St

Details:                 HFD was called for a smell of gas coming from the stove. No injuries


****UPDATED**** Stabbing Death in Watseka

The Watseka Police have identified the victim in a stabbing death that occurred in the 100 block of E Oak at approximately 4:14 P.M. on 11-2119. The victim has been identified as Isaiah D Nelson, 22 last known address Watseka. Police arrested Andre Maiden, 23 of Kankakee and he was charged with aggravated battery. Police expect the charges to be changed pending review of evidence by the State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/23/19

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon; Driving While License Suspended; Unlawful Use of a Weapon                  H19-6321   V19-0010

Time:          6:09pm

Location:    1000 block of W. Penn St

Arrested:     Cedric Bell (28) year old Saint Louis male

Arrested:     Wayne Rodgers (33) year old Saint Louis male     

Details:       Officers conducted a traffic stop after the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign.

While on the traffic stop an investigation revealed the above subjects to be in possession of a weapon and the driver of the vehicle to have a suspended license. Bell was charged with Unlawful use of a Weapon by a Felon and Driving While License Suspended. Rodgers was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Both subjects were taken to HPD, processed and later transported to the PSB.

Stabbing Death in Watseka

The Watseka Police were called to the 100 block of E Oak in regards to a stabbing that occurred at approximately 4:14 P.M. on 11-21-19. Upon arrival Police found a man wounded from a stab wound to the neck. Riverside ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to IMH. Upon arrival at IMH Police located the suspect at the hospital being treated for a stab wound. The victim has been identified as Isaiah D Nelson, last known address Watseka, later died at IMH. Police later arrested Andre Maiden, 23 Kankakee and he was charged with aggravated battery. Police expect the charges to be changed pending review of evidence by the State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/22/19

Possession of Meth, Possession of Meth with intent to deliver, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with intent to deliver, Resisting and obstructing a peace officer. 

H19-6298                                19-00008

Time:          4:37PM

Location:    500 block of S 6th Ave

Arrested:     Austin Rhodes II (44) of Hoopeston

Details:        Officers checked out with the above male who was walking in the road.

While speaking to him Rhodes took off on foot. After a short pursuit Rhodes was taken to HPD, where he was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.




Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property           H19-6300

Time:           5:22pm

Location:      500 block of S. 6th Ave

Arrested:      Jeffrey Davis (51) of Hoopeston

Details:       While officers were in the area it was discovered that Mr. Davis was on the property and was known to be banned. Davis was taken to HPD, charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.                            

Arson and Meth land an Iroquois County Man in Jail

On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Milford Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire at 1961 E 1100 N Road in rural Milford. Upon their arrival, firefighters observed flames coming from the second story of the residence and began battling the blaze at which time they encountered a male subject armed with a gun in a first-floor bedroom, Firefighters backed away from the residence and awaited the arrival of Sheriffs Deputies, who made contact with the subject and safely removed him from the residence. The subject, identified as 33-year-old Olan E. Morris Ill, was subsequently transported to IMH by Milford Ambulance. After extinguishing the blaze, the State Fire Marshal's Office was contacted and responded to the scene. Following his release from IMH, Mr. Morris was taken in to custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was charged with Residential Arson and Methamphetamine Possession. Mr. Morris remains in custody awaiting a court appearance, while the fire remains under investigation by the Sheriffs Office and the State Fire Marshal. The Sheriffs Office and the Milford Fire Department were assisted at the scene by multiple agencies, including the Milford Police Department and the Woodland, Cissna Park, Sheldon and Stockland Fire Departments.

Lorraine Foundation Trivia Night this Saturday!!

We are having another Trivia Night on Saturday, November 23 at the Lorraine Theatre. (venue change)  This has been one of our most popular events and we always have a nice crowd of participants. There are a lot of laughs and good-natured competition, and everyone has a great time!

Trivia this time will be all about movies. Questions will test your knowledge of all genres of movies.

Bring a full team of 6 (maximum) or come alone and join a smaller team. ***Tables fill up quickly, so be sure to RESERVE YOUR TABLE EARLY!*** Reserve your table or ask questions by calling Marilyn at 217-397-2211 or Betty at 217-304-5308.

Trivia starts at 6pm and is $10.00 per person, or join us for Pizza King personal pizza for an additional $5!

Door Prize!

Free Popcorn and small bottled water or soda; additional concessions available for purchase. 

Winning team members receive refund of entry fee.

10 Categories, 10 Questions Each
PLUS Bonus Activities with prizes for an extra fee!

All proceeds fund the Lorraine Theatre restoration and preservation

Hoopeston Public Library Holiday Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving, Hoopeston Public Library will close early at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will be closed all day on Thursday, Nov. 28.


The library will be open regular hours on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/21/19

Criminal Damage to Property                             H19-6282

Time:              2:00pm

Location:        700 blk S 1st Av

Complainant:   23 year old female

Details:           HPD was called in reference to criminal damage to property.  Complainant

                       advised unknown subjects damage the tire to her vehicle.  An investigation



Warrant Arrest             H19-6283

Time:          4:45pm

Location:    200 blk W Maple St

Arrested:     Elijah Hunt (33) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers checked out with Mr. Hunt knowing he had an outstanding

                   Champaign County warrant.  After a computer check to verify warrant, subject

                   was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed.  He was later transported to the

                   PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.


Possession of Methamphetamines                                 H19-6286

Time:          6:39pm

Location:    400 blk S Dixie Hwy

Arrested:     Tonya Edwards (42) (F) of Hoopeston

                   Beau Edwards (39) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers stopped the vehicle that Mr. and Ms. Edwards was in for a

                   traffic violation.  An investigation found methamphetamines in the car and

                   they were both arrested.  They were taken to HPD to be processed and later

                   transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.



Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/20/19

WARRANT ARREST                                        H19-6270


Time:          5:07pm

Location:    N Market Street/E Young Avenue

Arrested:     Timothy J Schroeder (38) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:       HPD officers made a traffic stop after witnessing the vehicle crossing the center line more than once. Mr Schroeder was a passenger in the vehicle. After a computer check, subject was arrested on a Failure to Appear Vermilion County Warrant. Mr Schroeder posted bond and released.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/16-18

Traffic Accident

Time:          7:48PM

Location:    E 3900 N Rd/E 4000 N Rd

Details:        HPD, HFD, and Hoopeston EMS were dispatched to the above in

                   reference to an accident.


Fire Call

Time:          9:09pm

Location:    near 3300 N Rd and 1950 E Rd

Details:       HFD was dispatched for mutual aid for Rossville FD for a grain dryer on fire.

 Criminal Damage to Auto (Over)     H19-6238

Time:                    10:16am

Address:               500 blk E. Young Ave.

Complainant:        53 year old female

Details:                 Officers responded to the above location in reference to a criminal damage to vehicle complaint after the owner discovered damage to her vehicle.           



Vermilion County Farm Bureau will hold its 101st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, IN. Doors will open for registration at 6:00 pm (IL time), with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm.


During the registration period, members will have the opportunity to bid on items in the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation’s Silent Auction. The foundation is also conducting a rifle raffle, with the winners’ names to be drawn that evening. These fundraisers help support the Ag in the Classroom program in Vermilion County.


The business portion of the evening will include recognition of the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year, Farm Bureau Spokesperson of the Year, and the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award winner.


The guest speaker for the evening will be Rob Sharkey, a fifth-generation farmer from Bradford, IL. Known in digital circles as “SharkFarmer,” he is unwavering in his ability to directly address controversial topics. Rob utilizes podcasts and a Sirius XM radio show to give farmers a platform to tell their own unique stories.


Tickets are required for the event, and are $15 for farming “M” members, $20 for A+ members, and $25 for associate “A” members.  They can be purchased at the Farm Bureau office, with a deadline to purchase tickets by Wednesday, November 27.  The Farm Bureau office is located in the Vermilion County Center for Agriculture, 1905-C U.S. Route 150 at Henning Road, Danville.


For more information about the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, contact the Farm Bureau office at (217) 442-8713.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/13/19


Driving While License Suspended                      H19-6141

Time:          04:45 am

Location:      S. 6th Avenue/W. Orange Street Hoopeston

Arrested:     Presswood, Chadwick L (M) (56) of Hoopeston

Details:   Hoopeston Police conducted traffic stop on the arrestee it was discovered that the subject had a suspended driver’s license by the State of Illinois.    Subject was transported to HPD processed and released on a Vermilion County Court Date. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/11/19

Fire Call

Time:           5:04pm

Location:     400 blk W Maple St

Details:        HFD was called in reference to the smell of gas inside a residence.


Fire Call

Time:          5:18pm

Location:    State Route 9/1830 East Rd

Details:       HFD was called to the above location in reference to a vehicle in the ditch.

                   Subjects were just stuck in ditch and had already called for assistance.


Fire Call

Time:         9:22pm

Location:   State Route 9/1300 East Rd

Details:      HFD was dispatched to the above location in reference to a vehicle in the ditch.

                  Vehicle was unoccupied.




Open Alcohol Container (City Ordinance) H19-6137

Time: 8:19pm

Location: 100 block of E. Orange St

Arrested: Roger Arms (35) of Hoopeston 

Details: Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle who failed to stop at a stop sign. 

Arms was the passenger of the vehicle and had an open alcohol container.

Arms was charged with the above, processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court. 

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/10/19

Fraud H19-6112


Time: 9:02 AM

Location: 101 W. Main St (Ted’s)

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill.

Investigation continues.




Possession of Stolen Vehicle; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Minor; Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer H19-6115 V19-0004

Time: 4:06pm

Location: 300 block of W. Penn 

Arrested: (17) year old male Urbana juvenile 

Arrested: (15) year old male Urbana juvenile 

Arrested: Tyrell Pettis (18) year old Urbana Male 

Details: Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle after a computer check revealed the vehicle to be stolen. After a short pursuit the driver of the vehicle lost control causing the vehicle to strike a speed sign and a residence. The above three subjects fled on foot, but were located and brought to HPD. Pettis and the 15 year old juvenile were charged with the above. The 17 year old driver of the vehicle was charged with the above in addition to Aggravated Fleeing and Attempt to Elude; Failure to Yield at a Stop Sign; Leaving the Scene of an Accident. All subjects were processed and later transported to the PSB. 



Fire Call

Time: 4:14pm

Location: 300 block of W. Penn

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above for a vehicle on fire. 


Criminal Damage to Property H19-6123

Time: 10:17pm

Location: 800 E. Main St

Complainant: (61) year old Hoopeston Female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD after damage had been done to her residence.

An investigation continues. 




Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/09/19

Fire Call

Time: 6:26pm

Location: 800 block S Market

Details: HFD was called for a CO detector going off in the residence.  No injuries reported.


Battery (city) H19-6100

Time:    6:20pm

Location:    600 block N Market

Complainant:  30 year old male from Brownsville, TX

Arrested:    David Perez (32) (M) of Brownville, TX

Details:    HPD officers were called to a 911 investigation.  Upon arrival they were told

   that a battery had occurred.  Mr. Perez was arrested, taken to HPD and processed.

   He was later released with a notice to appear in city court and city citation.


Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/08/19

Traffic Accident H19-6071

Time: 8:09 AM

Location: Penn St/S Market St Hoopeston 

Unit 1: 2001 Buick Driven by Vonderharr, Amanda J (F) (37) of Hoopeston 

Unit 2: 2004 Ford Driven by Lindsey, Jessica M (30) (F) of Hoopeston

Details:  At the above time, HPD was requested to respond to an accident that occurred. Units were drivable, No reports of Injuries, Both Units insured.  

Night of Lights Parade

On Saturday, November 16 at 5:00 pm The Night of Lights Parade will head down Vermilion Street in Danville.


Downtown Danville, Inc. presents the Night of Lights Parade.  This year the parade returns to its normal route, heading south down Vermilion Street from Williams Street, across Main Street, into Towne Center.


This year’s sponsor is Rawhide Meat Co., a long-time business and popular butcher shop in Danville.  There will be more than 50 lighted floats, as well as several local high school marching bands and choral groups.  Floats will be judged that evening and the top three will receive prizes.  Float entrants are encouraged to use as many lights as possible, as the streetlights will be dimmed.  Santa and Mrs. Clause will join the festivities.


The parade Grand Marshal is Donna Carlton Vish.  Vish is an active member of Danville Ambucs and currently running for President of that National organization.  She has been a leader in the Amtryk program that provides adapted bikes to adults and children in the Danville area.  She and her family are avid balloonist and involved in the Balloons over Vermilion annual event.    The Junior Grand Marshalls will be the American Legion Post 210 Champion Baseball team.


Band members from Bismarck- Henning, Rossville and Alvin High schools are coming together to form a special “one night only” drum line that will lead the parade.  This group of talented drummers will be led by Dave Schroeder, head of the Bismarck school music department. Members of the ROTC program at Danville Highschool will be the color guard. Mayor Rickey Williams, Jr. will partner with radio man and local historian Larry Weatherford to announce the parade.


The Night of Lights Parade is one of the kick-off events for the popular OSF Festival of Trees at the Palmer Arena.  Admission is free to the Festival of Trees after the parade with a donation of a hygiene product that will go to The Dwelling Place in Danville. The Dwelling Place is a compassion-centered ministry dedicated helping the homeless.


“This is going to be a night full of bright lights and wonderful music.” Says, Amy McKinley, Board President for Downtown Danville, Inc.  “The best part is the high level of collaboration from so many businesses and organizations around town.  It will be an event the entire community will enjoy.”


Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/06/19

Warrant Arrest H19-6049

Time: 9:56pm

Location: 301 W Main St, Hoopeston Police Dept.

Arrested: Titus Barber (41) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: Mr. Barber came into HPD on an unrelated case. A computer check revealed that he had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant for failure to appear. He was arrested, processed and later taken to the PSB in Danville in lieu of bond.


Theft H19-6050

Time: 9:44pm

Location: 200 bik E Main St

Complainant: 33 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD officers in reference to a theft. Unknown subject(s) stole several things from the place she has been living. An investigation continues.

ISP Traffic Crash Alert


Fatal Crash Car vs. Farm Implement


Route 49 @ 979 N (Iroquois County)


Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:19 p.m.


Unit One: 2005 Chevrolet Impala Unit Two: Farm Tractor


Unit One: Kevin T. Hansen, 28, Cissna Park (Deceased) Unit Two: Fred H. Hurliman, 63, Onarga—




Preliminary investigation has indicated the Tractor was turning onto his farm property pulling two loaded grain wagons. The Chevrolet rear ended the rear wagon of the Tractor. The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Tractor was transported to Hoopeston Hospital with minor injuries.

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Holiday Food Sale

Vermilion County Farm Bureau is once again taking orders for their Holiday Food Sales. The items available include two local farm products.

Featured on the food orders are boneless hams from Leiding’s Meats. These hams are a maple-cured, smoked Bavarian-style ham that averages 5½ lbs. These hams from our local award-winning meat supplier are perfect for your holiday parties or family Christmas dinner.

Another local product is T. Bee’s Honey. This honey comes for the honey bee hives on the Toby Brown farm, growers of Lingley Brothers Sweetcorn. This honey is considered “raw,” meaning that it hasn’t been heated or processed. There are pint and half-pint jars available.

A variety of nuts and candies are on the order forms, including pecans, mixed nuts, cashews, chocolate covered almonds or cashews, praline pecans and dried apricots.

Items will be available for pick-up at the Farm Bureau office, 1905-C U.S. Route 150 west of Danville, on Thursday, December 12. For pricing and ordering information, download an order form from our website at Orders and payments must be received by Friday, November 22.

For more information contact the Vermilion County Farm Bureau at 217-442-8713.


Festival of Trees- Spread the Cheer

(Danville, IL | November 5, 2019) — Central Illinois residents can kick off the holiday season with the 2019 OSF Festival of Trees which runs Saturday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 20 at the David S. Palmer, 100 W. Main Street, Danville. This year’s theme is Spread the Cheer.


Attendees will enjoy spectacular themed trees and showcases on the arena floor, entertainment, build your own stuffed animal, children’s crafts, gingerbread cookies, events, raffle items and more!


“To bring families back year after year, we want to bring back the favorites they love, and also give them new experiences,” said Festival of Trees Event Coordinator Angie Lazzell. “We’ve got a schedule full of fun and exciting events, activities and entertainment for everyone.”


For families there is a holiday breakfast, family pajama party, Olaf & Friends, Princess Tea Party, and the family night BINGO. Adult only events include the ladies luncheon, Craft Beer & Trivia, art party, and a Senior Celebration.


New this year is an escape room that will provide a great team building opportunity.

For a complete list of activities, days and times, visit


Tickets can be purchased at the David S. Palmer Arena box office, by calling (800) 514-3849, or online at


Volunteers are still needed for a variety of duties throughout the event.  Call the Festival volunteer line at (217) 597-9860 and leave a message, or email Mary McMillan, volunteer chairperson, at 


The Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Festival of Trees is the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation and the Diamond Sponsor is Iroquois Federal. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will help individuals with transportation challenges get to medical appointments with the purchase of a Medivan. In addition, proceeds will benefit areas of greatest need within OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center.



Rankin woman passes away after car accident

 Rankin woman has died after being involved in a motor vehicle crash in Ford County on Tuesday.  Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Mary Diskin, 84, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday.

The Coroner said Ms. Diskin was reportedly traveling northbound on 2600 E Road in Ford County when her vehicle collided with another traveling eastbound on 200 N Road.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, and the Coroner says an inquest may be held later.  The death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and Ford County Sheriff’s Police.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/6/19

Driving While License Revoked                          H19-6025

Time:                    12:00 P.M.

Location:              S. Sixth Ave/W Elm St

Arrested:              Mathew Hofer(36) of Hoopeston

Details:                 During a traffic stop at the above location a computer check on the above

                             showed that Mr. Hofer’s licenses had been revoked. Mr. Hofer was arrested

                             and taken to HPD and later released with a notice to appear in Vermilion

                             County Court.

Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/5/19

Warrant Arrest (Champaign Co)                                 H19-6017                      V19-0002

Time:                    5:25

Location:              714 W Orange St Hoopeston Marathon Gas Station

Arrested:              Henry Taylor(19)of Danville

Details:                 During a traffic stop at the above location a computer check was done on

                             Mr. Taylor and showed he was wanted on a Champaign County Warrant. He

                             was taken to HPD to be processed and later transported to PSB.                   


Found phone

Detail:                  Phone found outside of State Farm Insurance. Owner can come to HPD

                             to claim it.


Shimkus Statement Reaffirming Decision to Retire

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has released the following statement regarding his decision to retire at the end of the current Congress:

It was a week ago that we learned of the retirement of Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon. This announcement created quite a whirlwind of activity regarding who would replace Congressman Walden as the next Republican leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Much speculation focused on me, as a senior member of that committee, even though I had also announced my retirement in August.

I was asked by local Republicans, party leaders in Washington, DC, and a bipartisan group of rank and file House members to reconsider my retirement. I was honored by their outreach. In response to their lobbying, I promised to seriously consider the request, which I did last week in DC and this past weekend at home.

After weighing the pros and cons, I have decided to reaffirm my plan to retire.

I look forward to finishing the 116th Congress with my colleagues. Despite all the angst displayed daily, members of the committee are working diligently on some bipartisan compromises. If we are successful, they could very well find their way to the President’s desk for his signature.

I want to thank my wife, Karen, and my sons, David, Joshua, and Daniel. The entire Shimkus clan and our extended family have always been supportive of my efforts. I also appreciate everyone who made their thoughts known to me this past week. And there is no better staff than mine, in DC or in Illinois.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; Ecclesiastes 3:1



Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/4/19

Traffic Accident PD                         H19-5944

Time:                    10:24 AM

Location:              200 S 1st Ave

Unit 1:                   2018 Kia driven Brooke E Jordan of Westville  (F) (27)

Unit 2:                   Parked Unit Owner Michael Seeger of Hoopeston

Detail:                   Unit 1 backed from a parking spot and struck Unit 2 that was parked across the street. No injuries, No Tickets, Both units insured.




Traffic Accident PD                H19-5950

Time:                    6:39pm

Location:              618 W. Orange St (Monicals)

Unit #1:                2004 Chevrolet Pickup driven by (16) year old Rossville juvenile

Unit #2:                2007 Dodge Pickup driven by John Menzo of Hoopeston

Details:                 Traffic ahead of Unit #2 slowed suddenly and Unit #1 was unable to come to a stop in time to avoid an accident. No injuries reported. No citations issued. Both units insured.



Hoopeston Police Department Report 11/1/19

Burglary                       H19-5929
Time:            5:26pm

Location:      Parkview Court

Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston female

Details:         HPD was called to the above location for the report of a burglary.  Unknown

                     subject(s) took items from the residence without permission.  An investigation



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