WHPO Blog Archives for 2020-04

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OBTAIN MURDER CHARGES; ARREST MADE IN INDIANA 

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OBTAIN MURDER CHARGES; ARREST MADE IN INDIANA 

 

Beecher City, IL – On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the body of Kimberly A. Mattingly, 29, was discovered in rural Beecher City, IL. As the result of an investigation by the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), a warrant for the arrest of Christopher E. Glass, 36, of Mason, IL was obtained through the Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office for two counts of First Degree Murder, Concealment of Homicidal Death and a parole violation warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Glass was taken into custody by the Indiana State Police and Terra Haute Police Department and is in their custody pending extradition to Illinois.  Glass’ bond has been set at $5 million dollars, 10% applies.  Additionally, Aaron M. Kaiser, 37, of Beecher City, IL was arrested and charged with Concealment of Homicidal Death. Kaiser is being held in the Effingham County Jail pending a bond hearing. 

 

If convicted, the First Degree Murder sentencing range is between 20-60 years, up to life in the IDOC. If convicted of concealment of a homicidal death, the sentencing range is up to 2-5 years in the IDOC.

 

The ISP DCI was assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies during the course of this investigation including, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Edgar County Sheriff’s Office, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Paris Police Department, Edgar County State’s Attorney’s Office, Indiana State Police and Terra Haute Police Department. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other crimes is encouraged to contact the ISP DCI at (217) 278-5004 (tip line) or by email at ISP.DCI.Zone05@Illinois.gov,

 

This matter is an ongoing investigation by the Effingham County Coroner’s Officer, Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Illinois State Police. No additional information is being released at this time.  

 

The public is reminded that are persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces another Positive COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing onenew caseof coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Theindividualis afemalein her 40’s. Please note, we learned one of the previous reported cases does not reside in Ford County. Therefore, with the announcement of today’s new case, Ford County has a total of nineconfirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. Two of the confirmed cases are associated with congregate living facilities. These numbers are accurate as of the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, practice social distancing, and follow Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order, which will be extended through May 30, 2020. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. New COVID-19 SymptomsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and have commonly included fever, cough, and shortness of breath.The CDChas now added six symptoms to itslist that indicate someone might have the disease.These six additional symptoms include:1.Chills2.Repeated shaking with chills3.Muscle pain4.Headache5.Sore throat6.New loss of taste or smellPeople with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19 and should contact their health care provider. The CDC adds that the current list of symptoms is not all inclusive, and to consult amedical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.Before seeking medical treatment, it is important individuals state theyhave or think theyhave COVID-19. Peopleshould seek medical attention immediately if they have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion,inability to arouse,orbluish lips or face.Pleasecontinue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org)and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19 resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-29 confirmed cases

As of 04/29/2020 Iroquois County has 29 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases: ?Case 1: Male in his 50’s ?Case 2: Male in his 40’s ?Case 3: Male in his 20’s ?Case 4: Male in his 30’s ?Case 5: Female in her 60’s ?Case 6: Male in his 70’s ?Case 7: Male in his 40’s ?Case 8: Female in her 40’s ?Case 9: Female in her 40’s ?Case 10: Male in his 60’s ?Case 11: Female in her 30’s ?Case 12: Female in her 20’s ?Case 13: Female in her 40’s ?Case 14: Female in her 50’s ?Case 15: Female in her 30’s ?Case 16: Male in his 20’s ?Case 17: Female in her 60’s ?Case 18: Female in her 20’s ?Case 19: Female in her 50’s ?Case 20: Male in his 60’s ?Case 21: Male in is 40’s ?Case 22: Male in his 30’s ?Case 23: Male in his 30’s ?Case 24: Female in her 50’s ?Case 25: Male in his 50’s ?Case 26: Male in his 30’s ?Case 27: Male under 20 ?Case 28: Female in her 40’s ?Case 29: Female in her 70’sTwelve of the confirmed cases have recovered. These twelve individuals have been released from isolation. No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77Ill. Adm. Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics. The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19.The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are individuals who tested positive and after a minimum of seven days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by the health department. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. Please continue to comply with the Gubernatorial Executive Order to Shelter at Home, as well as practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/30/20

 

 

Fire Call—Mutual Aide

Time: 12:59 pm

Location: 101 Thompson Street Rossville

Details: HFD responded to request to mutual aide to Rossville Fire who respond to report of a structure fire call.

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:46pm

Location: 300 blk E Washington

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for an activated carbon monoxide

detector. 

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20 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iroquois County, Eleven Recovered

As of 04/27/2020 Iroquois County has 20 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases:
? Case 1: Male in his 50’s
? Case 2: Male in his 40’s
? Case 3: Male in his 20’s
? Case 4: Male in his 30’s
? Case 5: Female in her 60’s
? Case 6: Male in his 70’s
? Case 7: Male in his 40’s
? Case 8: Female in her 40’s
? Case 9: Female in her 40’s
? Case 10: Male in his 60’s
? Case 11: Female in her 30’s
? Case 12: Female in her 20’s
? Case 13: Female in her 40’s
? Case 14: Female in her 50’s
? Case 15: Female in her 30’s
? Case 16: Male in is 20’s
? Case 17: Female in her 60’s
? Case 18: Female in her 20’s
? Case 19: Female in her 50’s
? Case 20: Male in his 60’s


Eleven of the confirmed cases have recovered. These eleven individuals have been released from isolation.


No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill. Adm.


Code 1005. Please visit http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html for further information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.


The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are individuals who tested positive and after a minimum of seven days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours and


respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by the health department.


Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned.


Please continue to comply with the Gubernatorial Executive Order to Shelter at Home, as well as practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to the novel coronavirus. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.


This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/27/2020

Criminal Damage to Property H20-1643 

Time: 12:01am

Location: 300 block of W. Chestnut

Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered damage to her back door. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/26/2020

Criminal Damage to Auto (under) H20-1637

Time: 9:30 am

Location: 700 blk Main St

Complainant: 34 year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to at an unknown time, an 

unknown subject(s) broke out a window.  An investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/25/2020

Possession of Stolen Property H20-1633 2020-3037

Time: 4:17PM

Location: 500 blk of E Young Ave

Arrested: Robert G Spisak(29)(M)of Chenoa

Details: HPD officers observed a vehicle and a computer check shown the vehicle to be

stolen. Mr. Spisak was located and taken to HPD for processing and later

transported to the HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/22/2020

Traffic Accident H20-1579 
Time: 12:49PM 
Location: S 3rd St/ E Washington St 
Unit 1: 2014 Acura MDX driven by Angela Layden (46) (F) of Hoopeston 
Unit 2 2011 Mazda CX7 driven by Teresa Carreno-Diaz (56) (F) of Hoopeston 
Details: Driver of Unit 2 was eastbound on E. Washington St. when Unit 1 was south Bound on S 3rd St entering into the intersection of E Washington St Driver of unit 2 then struck Unit 1 in the passenger side of the vehicle. Driver of Unit was at fault and given a citation for disobeying Yield Sign, No Injuries, Both Unit insured. 

 

Driving while license suspended H20-1582 
Time: 3:07PM 
Location: 500 of E Wyman Ave 
Arrested: Mason T English (19) (M) of Hoopeston 
Details: HPD officers were dispatched for a vehicle driving erratically. Mr. English was found in the above location and a computer search showed him to have a suspended license. Mr. English was arrested and taken to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/21/2020

Recovered Bicycle

Orange Intruder bike was found in the bike rack of the high school grounds. It had been there for 2 weeks so it has been transported to HPD. Owner may contact us to make arraignments to pick up.

 

Traffic Accident

Time: 5:11pm

Location: 5th St/Penn St

Unit 1: 13 year old female on a bicycle

Unit 2: 2015 Ford 4 door driven by 16 year old Hoopeston female

Details: Unit #1 was traveling eastbound on Penn St when she disobeyed stop sign and entered the intersection and was struck by Unit #2. No Tickets issued. No injuries reported. Unit #2 Insured.

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Two Men Shot in Danville

Danville Police say a 21-year-old man has died after being shot early today (April 20, 2020).  Police Commander Joshua Webb says officers responded to the unit block of Columbus Street around 1:15 this morning on a report of two people being shot.  When they arrived, they found a 21-year-old male who was unresponsive who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  A second 21-year-old man had been shot in the leg, according to Webb.  The names of the two men who were shot have not been released (as of early Monday afternoon), but police say both are from Danville.

 

The man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds was later pronounced dead.  The leg wound suffered by the second man was not life-threatening according to police.

 

Danville Police say their preliminary investigation found the two men were together outside a residence when someone approached and started shooting at them.  No suspect information is available at this time and no other injuries were reported.

 

The investigation into this case is continuing, and anyone who has information that might help solve this crime is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250.  You can also call Vermilion County Crime Stoppers and leave information anonymously if you would like by calling (217) 446-TIPS.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/16/2020

Battery(City) H20-1495

Time: 16:51

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested: Kyle Frazier(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Malea Chandler(18)(F)of Champaign

Details: Complainant contacted HPD after he was battered. Mr. Frazier and Ms. Chandler later came to the station and was both given a City notice to appear.

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T-shirt fundraiser for local businesses

The Hoopeston Area Marketing class and area business leaders are working together to help support local businesses.  

 

All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to purchase gift cards from Hoopeston businesses. All locally owned restaurants and retail shops Will be included.  These gift cards will then be raffled off to anyone who has purchased a shirt.  

 

If you have any questions about this please email me at 112wineandevents@gmail.com.  

 

To purchase a t-shirt and help Hoopeston businesses, please visit https://cornjerkers.myncrsilver.com/commerce/product/4dbb3f66-1840-4082-889c-322419a4ba4d

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/13/20

Warrant Arrest; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Resisting a Peace Officer. H20-1445 2020-2751 Time: 3:34pm

Location: 6th St/Main St

Arrested: Michael Abbott (51) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers attempted to make contact with Abbott due to his outstanding Vermilion County warrant. After a short foot pursuit Abbott was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Abbott was taken to HPD where he was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Breach of Peace (city)

Time: 9:56pm

Location: 700 blk E Main St

Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Joshua Edwards (42) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called out several times to the area in reference to Mr.

Edwards causing a scene and refusing to stay out of the area. After threatening

the complainant, subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He

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

 

Fire Call

Time: 10:22pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Details: HFD was called out for a fire alarm going off in a residence

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Vermilion County; 2 more cases of COVID-19

 Health officials announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Vermilion County.

One case involves a Vermilion County resident in their 30s, while the second case involves a Vermilion County resident in their 60s.

One of the individuals is hospitalized and the other is recovering at home.

Both were tested in Champaign County.

There are now a total of seven COVID-19 cases in Vermilion County.

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/07/2020

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County)                  H20-1394          2020-2632

Time: 5:24PM

Location: 800 blk of E Seminary Ave

Arrested: Devin T. Lowe(20)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: Vermilion County Probation came to HPD with a warrant in hand and asked for our assistant in executing the warrant. Mr. Lowe was located at the above address, he was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later transported by Vermilion County Deputy to the PSB.

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces Third Positive COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department Announces Third Positive COVID-19 Case
The Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one additional case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),
for a total of three confirmed cases in Ford County. The individual is a female in her 60’s. Public health officials are
investigating and contacting all individuals who may have had exposure to the individual that tested positive for COVID-19.
Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, practice social distancing, and follow Gov.
Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order through April 30, 2020. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
FCPHD reminds everyone to do their part to help stop the spread of this virus by following the Stay at Home Order, practicing
social distancing, and continuing preventive measures. Even though Ford County has three confirmed cases, “Please assume
that COVID-19 is everywhere in our community,” stated Lana Sample, Public Health Administrator.
As a reminder, preventive measures that you can take are:
• Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds
• Clean frequently touched surfaces
• Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue, dispose and wash hands
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Wear a cloth face covering in public settings.
• Make sure to stay 6-10 feet away from others when in public
If you have symptoms, please follow these guidelines:
• Stay home except to get medical care. Call ahead before visiting your doctor’s office.
• Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Stay in a specific room and use a separate bathroom, if
available.
• Avoid sharing personal household items
• If available, wear a facemask when you are around other people
• Monitor your symptoms. Call your health care provider if you have:
- Fever, cough, trouble breathing, or other flu-like symptoms that are not better or are worsening after 24-48
hours.
- Mild symptoms and are an older adult or have any of the chronic health conditions (cancer,
immunosuppression, heart, lung, or kidney disease, and diabetes)
Please visit FCPHD’s website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook page to get the most up-to-date COVID-19
information in Ford County. 

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces "Foodmobile" Food Giveaway in Ridge Farm, IL

Contact: Molly Delaney, Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 217-328-3663

 

When: 05/02/2020 from 10 – 11:30am

 

Where: Ridge Farm Fire Department, 16 Woodyard Ave, Ridge Farm, IL

 

*This foodmobile is still scheduled as planned. Eastern Illinois Foodbank is adhering to CDC guidelines and if necessary, location and date may be subject to change*

 

Ridge Farm, IL –  Eastern Illinois Foodbank is distributing a truckload of food to area families struggling with food insecurity.  The distribution will be held at Ridge Farm Fire Department (16 Woodyard Ave) in Ridge Farm, Illinois on 05/02/2020 from 10 – 11:30am.  All Vermilion County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome (see below).  Those attending are asked to bring boxes or bags to transport food. 

 

The distribution is part of the Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to areas of chronic or extreme need. Through the program, local companies and organizations are invited to contribute toward a one-day distribution of food and optionally participate in the distribution process. The cost to partner with the Foodbank on a Foodmobile distribution is $3,000.

 

The Foodmobile distribution comes at a critical moment for area residents. Data released by Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks, shows that a staggering 14% of people in eastern Illinois are considered food insecure, which means they sometimes lack adequate access to food. More shockingly, nearly 20% of children are food insecure. (http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap.aspx)

 

All eligible residents of Vermilion County who are in need of food and grocery product are welcome to attend the Foodmobile distribution. To be eligible, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level, or approximately $3,793 per month for a family of four. Other area Foodmobile distributions can be found by visiting the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org and clicking “find help.”

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Seven Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County Confirmed

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed one additional case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an Iroquois County resident on April 5, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for this individual were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has seven individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s ? Case 7: Male in his 40’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. It is important to remember that even though there have been confirmed cases, this is not cause for panic. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. Most importantly stay home if you are sick! If you have a respiratory illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms started and for 3 days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever reducing medications, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved (whichever is longer). Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

No Valid Driver’s License, Uninsured Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

H20-1353

Time: 3:29PM

Location: 200 blk of S 2nd Ave

Arrested: Josh R Hasbargen (26) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop. A computer search showed the Mr. Hasbargen did not have a valid driver’s license. A search of the vehicle was

done and drug paraphernalia was found. Mr. Hasbargen was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later released on a city court date for drug paraphernalia and was given a Vermilion County Court date for not have a valid Driver’s license.

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Six Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County Confirmed

The Iroquois County Public Health Department has confirmed two additional cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Iroquois County residents on April 4, 2020. Laboratory confirmed results for both individuals were received today. They will remain in isolation per Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. At the time of this press release Iroquois County has six individuals with laboratory confirmed cases: ? Case 1: Male in his 50’s ? Case 2: Male in his 40’s ? Case 3: Male in his 20’s ? Case 4: Male in his 30’s ? Case 5: Female in her 60’s ? Case 6: Male in his 70’s At this time we are not providing any additional details on these individuals. Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. The situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients under investigation may evolve as more is learned. It is important to remember that even though there have been confirmed cases, this is not cause for panic. Please continue to practice social distancing and other safety measures to limit COVID-19 exposure. Everyone should consider themselves at risk for exposure to coronavirus and should stay home as much as possible. While at home everyone should self-monitor which means to check yourself for fever and remain alert for cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. Most importantly stay home if you are sick! If you have a respiratory illness, stay home for 7 days after your symptoms started and for 3 days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever reducing medications, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved (whichever is longer). Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ For general questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

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Parks are not to be used as gathering place

Hoopeston Police remind the public that  city parks are not to be used as gathering place

And Basketball games by groups of young people definitely not allowed because of the social distancing requirements.   We understand that it is hard to do nothing like this but we have to protect ourselves and General public from this deadly infectious pandemic. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 4/4/20

Disobeying Police Officer (City Ordinance)        H20-1324

Time:                    6:09pm

Location:              600 block of W. Elm St

Arrested:              Brandon Grills (20) (M) of Hoopeston

Details:                 Officers were called to the above in reference to a child custody agreement.

                             While on scene, Grills refused to comply with officer’s request and was charged with the above. Grills was taken to HPD, processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/02/2020

Retail Theft (Over) H20-1316

Time: 5:34pm

Location: 805 S. Dixie Hwy (CVS)

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to alcohol being taken from the business. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 04/01/2020

Fire Call

Time: 4:18pm

Location: 500 S 6th Ave

Details: HFD was called to the above in reference to a smell of nature gas.

Fire Call

Time: 6:27pm

Location: 500 S 6th Ave

Details: HFD was called to the above in reference to a smell wires burning in the residence.

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