WHPO Blog Archives for 2020-05

Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/28/2020

Burglary to Business H20-2071

Time: 09:05 AM

Location: 715 W Main Street, Dairy Queen Brazier Store

Details: At the above time, Staff returned to the business to find that it had been broken into. Investigation Continues.

 

Traffic Accident (PD) H20-2004

Date of Accident: May 23, 2020

Time of Report: 8:41 PM

Location: S. 3rd Avenue/W Maple Street Hoopeston

Unit 1: 2009 Chrysler driven by Amber L Zarate (F) (23) of Rossville

Unit 2: 2010 Ford SUV driven by Leah Kylin Martin (F) (17) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time and date, HPD was requested to respond to investigate an accident that had occurred. Unit 1 at fault for failure to yield right of away, Unit 1 driver also cited for IVC 3-707 No Mandatory Insurance, with court date set for Danville. Both Units were drivable from the scene. Unit 2 has insurance. No report of Injuries at the time of accident.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/27/2020

Failure to Restrain Dog by Owner

Date of Offense: May 26th, 2020

Time of Offense: 8:45 pm

Location: 600 W Elm Street Hoopeston

Cited: Irvin, Holly R. (F) (40) of Hoopeston

Details: Joker was loose and trespassed onto property that was not his own. Complaint signed by the property owner. Hoopeston City Ordinance issued for July court date.

 

 

Burglary H20-2064

Time: 8:14pm

Location: 400 block of W. Lincoln

Complainant: 76 year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when he discovered items missing from his shed. Investigation continues.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-131 confirmed cases

As of 05/27/2020 Iroquois County has 131 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Iroquois
County Public Health Department has not received any additional positive test results for COVID-19 today. Of the 1,110
test results for COVID-19 received, 979 have been negative and 131 have been positive.
Of the 131 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 86 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 3
are hospitalized, 38 remain isolated at home and 4 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
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.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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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ISP Traffic Crash Alert 05/26/2020

WHAT:                      Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                    Interstate 74 Westbound @ Milepost 162.5 (Piatt County)          

 

WHEN:                      Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 6:17 a.m.

 

VEHICLE:                2003 Ford Windstar

                                                                       

DRIVER:                   Male, 62, Urbana, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the Ford was traveling west on I-74 near milepost 162.5 when, for an unknown reason, it drifted off the roadway to the right.  The Ford continued for several hundred yards going through a boundary fence and striking some small trees before coming to a rest in the adjacent field to the north of I-74.  The driver was transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.

 

 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/25/2020

Hit & Run Traffic Accident H20-2002 Delayed Entry

Date of Accident: May 23, 2020

Time of Report: 7:34 pm

Location: 1 McFerren Way, City of Hoopeston McFerren Park

Unit 1: Unk at this time.

Property Damage: City of Hoopeston Parks Department Property.

Details: At the time and date, HPD found damage done to City of Hoopeston Property, suspects left the scene. Investigation Continues.

 

Interference with Police Prohibited, Trespassing, Disobeying Police (city)

Time: 9:18pm

Location: 200 blk E Wyman Av

Arrested: Mason English (19) (M) of Hoopeston

Jose Cabrera (21) (M) of Joliet

Details: HPD officers were called out in reference to possible trespassing. Upon

investigation, Mr. English was arrested for trespassing and interference with

police prohibited. Mr. Cabrera was arrested for trespassing, interference with

police prohibited and disobeying police. They were both taken to HPD to be

processed. They were later released with city citations and city court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/24/2020

Battery H20-2019

Time: 11:08pm

Location: 700 block of S. 1st ave

Arrested: Joseph Cannon (47) Hoopeston Male

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a battery that had just occurred. Cannon at a later time came to HPD to turn himself in, he was processed and later released with a notice to appear.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/23/2020

Burglary(Delayed Entry) H20-1967 2020-3758

Time 12:01 PM on 05/16/2020

Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy(Dollar General)

Arrested: Kayla R Waddell(24)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: On the above date and time HPD officers responded to a call at the above location for a report of Burglary. Ms. Waddell was later located and taken to HPD for processing, and later transported to PSB.

 

Driving while license suspended H20-1998

Time: 4:20PM

Location: 200 blk of W Penn St

Arrested: Dalton R Warner(19)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers while out of patrol noticed Mr. Warner driving. A quick computer check showed Mr. Warner to have a suspended license. Mr. Warner was arrested and taken to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

Criminal Damage to Property H20-2007

Time: 11:12pm

Location: 300 block of S. 2nd Ave

Complainant: (47) year old Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were called to the above when the complainant discovered damage done to the residence. Investigation continues.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/21/2020

Item recovered

Details: Suitcase was recovered in the 300 blk of E Maple. Owner may come to HPD to identify.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-121 confirmed cases

As of 05/20/2020 Iroquois County has 121 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Iroquois
County Public Health Department has not received any additional positive test results for COVID-19 today. Of the 907
test results for COVID-19 received, 786 have been negative and 121 have been positive.
Of the 121 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 63 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6
are hospitalized, 48 remain isolated at home and 4 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
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.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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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Restore Illinois: Pritzker announces possible phase 3

Ford County, IL – Governor Pritzker recently announced a plan to safely reopen Illinois. The plan, Restore Illinois, is a
five-phased plan that will reopen the state guided by health metrics. It recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has
had on different regions of the state. As our region (Central) moves towards reopening, Ford County Public Health
Department (FCPHD) is seeking to partner with local businesses and organizations to plan, prepare, and respond to
COVID-19. “We are asking that all entities looking to reopen their doors at any point in the future begin making
plans to reopen with the health and safety of employees and the public in mind,” stated FCPHD Administrator, Lana
Sample.
To assist, FCPHD has developed tools and resources to guide reopening plans, including a reopening template that
can be completed and submitted to FCPHD for review. FCPHD also plans to offer a virtual meeting that individuals
can attend to discuss COVID-19 safety strategies and any questions or concerns. By offering a framework to build
safety measures upon, FCPHD’s goal is that entities will feel prepared for when they do reopen.
FCPHD encourages all employers, businesses, houses of worship, and other community organizations that work with
and serve the public to consider partnering with FCPHD to safely reopen. Essential businesses that have remained
open during the COVID-19 pandemic may also participate. FCPHD is open to communication with any local entity
looking for guidance to protect their staff and the public they serve. Ford County entities interested in receiving
information to help develop safety strategies, should call the FCPHD office at (217)379-9281, or email
info@fordcountyphd.org. Please include the title of your business or organization, primary point(s) of contact, email
address, and a telephone number. There is no deadline to submit this information, but FCPHD does encourage
entities to be proactive. Please contact the FCPDH office with any questions.
The reopening template and additional information can be found at: https://fordcountyphd.org/covid19/reopening. A GoToWebinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 12:00pm. The link and information on
this webinar can be found at: https://fordcountyphd.org/covid-19/reopening. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/19/2020

Traffic Accident (PD) H20-1930

Time: 11:40 am

Location: E. Young Avenue / N. 3rd Street.

Unit 1: 2015 Ford driven by Amanda Martinez (F) (50) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2000 Dodge UT driven by Helena Shoulders (F) (20) of Hoopeston

Details: Hoopeston Police was requested to respond and investigate an accident at the intersection. No Injuries Reported. Both Units Driven away. Both Units Insured. Unit 1 at fault for failure to Yield at a marked intersection.

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Section 690.40 Pandemic or Epidemic Respiratory Disease – Emergency Provisions

The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the following emergency rule in the Control of
Communicable Diseases Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 690), effective May 15, 2020:
Section 690.40 Pandemic or Epidemic Respiratory Disease – Emergency Provisions
EMERGENCY


a) The State Department of Public Health has general supervision of the interests of
the health and lives of the people of the State. As part of that general supervision,
the Department has jurisdiction to address dangerously contagious or infectious
diseases outbreaks to protect the health and lives of the people of the State. The
Department shall take means it considers necessary to restrict and suppress
dangerously contagious or infectious diseases, especially when existing in
epidemic form. (Section 2(a) of the Act)


b) In order to restrict and suppress the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes
the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a dangerously contagious and
infectious respiratory disease in the form of a pandemic or epidemic, which is
spread person to person in respiratory droplets released by a person infected with
the disease, the Department implements the following restrictions and
requirements:


1) Businesses and establishments that serve food or beverages, including, but
not limited to, restaurants, food buffets, self-serve areas, bars, taverns,
pubs, wineries, breweries, or beer gardens, that operate under a permit or
license issued by the State or local health authority, shall not allow indoor
on-site consumption of food or beverages. Service shall be limited to
drive-through, delivery, curb-side, or pick up only. Businesses and
establishments located in airports and hospitals are exempt from the
requirements of this Section.


2) Businesses and establishments that offer indoor fitness, exercise, physical
workout or non-medical wellness services, such as health clubs or centers,
fitness clubs or centers, gyms, tennis clubs, swimming pools, shall not
allow on-site indoor fitness, exercise, workout or non-medical wellness
options to customers, including but not limited to, classes, personal
training, or individual customer use of exercise equipment or facilities.
Service shall be limited to the sale of retail goods via drive-through,
delivery, or pick up only, or the use of exercise equipment or the indoor 
use of facilities for the recording and streaming of online classes and
instructional videos only.


3) Businesses or establishments that offer cosmetology, esthetics, nail
technology, barber, tanning, body art, or similar non-medical personal care
services, treatments, procedures or therapies shall not provide on-site
services. Service shall be limited to the sale of retail goods via drivethrough, delivery, curb-side, or pick up only


c) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the
penalties set forth in Section 8.1 of the Act.


As the Director of Public Health, I am authorized to institute prosecutions and proceedings for
violation of this rule. I also designate local health departments to institute prosecutions and
proceedings on businesses or establishments that violate this rule. (20 ILCS 2305/8.1) I direct
local health departments to coordinate with Illinois State Police and local law enforcement as
provided by the Department of Public Health Act. (20 ILCS 2305/1.1 et seq.)

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119 Covid cases and now 4 deaths in Iroquois county

As of 05/18/2020 Iroquois County has 119 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 861 test results for COVID-19. Of the 861 results, 742 have been negative and 119 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases: ? Case 118: Male in his 60’s ? Case 119: Male in his 50’s Of the 119 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 59 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6 are hospitalized, and 50 remain isolated at home, and 4 have passed away. The Iroquois County Public Health Department is saddened to announce a fourth death of an Iroquois County resident, a male in his 60’s, who was positive for COVID-19. We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss. At this time we are not providing any additional details on this individual. We kindly ask that the public respect the privacy of this family during this difficult time. 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. For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map at: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19 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 period of ten 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. 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 05/17/2020

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H20-1904

Time: 5:17pm

Location: 600 W. Elm

Arrested: Brandon R Irvin (25) Hoopeston male

Details: Officers were called to the above in reference to threats being made. After speaking with the complainant Irvin was located and charged with the above.

Irvin was taken to HPD, where he was processed and later released with a notice to appear in Hoopeston City Court.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/16/2020

Violation of Driver’s License Classification, No Insurance, Public Nuisance Tow H20-1883

Time: 07:52am

Location: 800 blk S. Market

Cited: Jeffery Bemis (20) of Hoopeston

Details: Officer was on patrol when he observed a motorcycle with no registration plate. The motorcycle was stopped, and a computer check of the driver’s license revealed he did not have the proper classification of driver’s license to be operating a motorcycle. He also reported that he did not have insurance. The motorcycle was towed and he was released from the scene with 2 citations.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/15/2020

Disobeying Police Officer H20-1873

Time: 7:02 PM

Location: 700 blk of S 1st Ave

Arrested: Scott A Thomas (31)(M)of Danville

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for an intoxicated person.

Mr. Thomas was asked to leaving and after refusing to do so was arrested, transported to HPD for processing and later released with a City Court notice.

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CITY OF HOOPESTON ANNOUNCES PARK OPENINGS

The City of Hoopeston will be opening tennis courts, baseball fields, and softball fields within city parks effective Monday, May 18, 2020.

 

City officials remind park patrons to practice social distancing while using these facilities.


Basketball courts, pavilions, and the Civic Center will remain closed for the time being. 

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Volunteer Sen/ices of Iroquols County Receives $20,000 COVID-19 Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Volunteer Sen/ices of Iroquols County Receives $20,000 COVID-19
Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
DATE & GEOGRAPHY - To help ease the increased needs of lllinolsans during the COVID-19 pandemic,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has awarded Volunteer Services of Iroquols County a
$20,000 grant as part of BCBSIL's $1.5 million COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.
" The not for profit agency is excited to be able to assist iroquols County residents that have been
affected by the Corona Virus that have been unable to work and support themselves and their families.
BCBSIL selected 75 organizations across Illinois with missions focused on access to care, hunger and
shelter to receive $20,000 grants to rapidly help address to the current crisis.
"We know COViD-19 is challenging the resources that allow local organizations to provide a safety net
for people most in need," said Steve Hamman, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. "While
we continue to help ensure our members have access to the care and coverage they need, these grants
allow us to broaden our impact and make a difference in the lives of so many."
For a full list of grantees go to https://www.bcbsil.com/newsroom/category/community-health/covid19-community-grant-awards
Volunteer Services is committed to serving seniors, disabled, careglvers and grandparents raising grandchildren In iroquols County.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is committed to expanding access to quality, cost-effective health care to as many
people as possible In Illinois. BCBSIL Is dedicated to Innovation and exploring, nurturing and activating future possibilities to
make the health care system work better for our members and our communities.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/13/2020

Traffic Accident (PD only) H20-1847

Time: 2:50 PM

Location: 600 blk of S 1ST ave

Unit 1: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Meghan N. Rieches(28)(F)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Billie R Neal(83)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: The driver of Unit 1 struck the driver side of Unit 2 as she was backing out of her drive. The driver of Unit 2 was turning left into his drive attempting to park his car. No injuries were reported, Both vehicles are insured and driveable.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-107 confirmed cases

As of 05/13/2020 Iroquois County has 107 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 728 test results for COVID-19. Of the 728
results, 621 have been negative and 107 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 102: Female in her 60’s
? Case 103: Female in her 50’s
? Case 104: Female in her 40’s
? Case 105: Male in his 60’s
? Case 106: Female in her 60’s
? Case 107: Female in her 40’s
Of the 107 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 33 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 4
are hospitalized, 67 remain isolated at home and 3 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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 05/12/2020

Traffic Accident (Delayed Entry) H20-1820

Date: May 11, 2020

Time: 12:46 pm

Location: Semi Parking lot, 215 W Washington St, Teasdale Foods

Unit 1: 2017 Wabash Semi Trailer, Driver of Unit 1: Lockhart, Vickie Lynn (F) (62)

of Boiling Springs, SC

Details: No report of injuries, Driver of Unit 1 was coming through the lot on East side of the old Office Building of Teasdale Foods, when she did not see a yellow metal post, The post was clipped by the tractor and trailer unit bent over causing damage to the tractor and trailer. Unit is owned by Paschall Truck Lines Franklin Tennessee. No Citations issued, Report was filed due to the extent of the damage. Unit 1 was insured.

 

License Plate Found

Time 1:26 pm

Location: 400 block E Thompson Avenue

Details: License plate belonging to Wayne and Nancy Bandy was found in the street of the location above. They may come to the Hoopeston Police Department to reclaim the license plate.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-99 confirmed cases

As of 05/11/2020 Iroquois County has 99 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 661 test results for COVID-19. Of the 661
results, 562 have been negative and 99 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 94: Female in her 40’s
? Case 95: Female in her 20’s
? Case 96: Female in her 70’s
? Case 97: Female in her 90’s
? Case 98: Male in his 40’s
? Case 99: Female in her 30’s
Of the 99 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 29 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 7
are hospitalized, and 60 remain isolated at home.
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is saddened to announce a third death of an Iroquois County
resident, a female in her 80’s, who was positive for COVID-19. We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to
the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss. At this time we are not providing any additional
details on this individual. We kindly ask that the public respect the privacy of this family during this difficult time.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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 05/11/2020

Fire Call

Time: 11:04

Location: 7th St/E Elm St

Details: HFD was dispatched to the area in reference to possible natural gas leak.

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Ford County Fair is Postponed

MELVIN, IL–The Ford County Fair scheduled for June 14-20 will be postponed due to
the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the fair intends to schedule a shortened event later this
summer in August. They will make every effort to hold an exhibition for junior exhibitors who
have worked so hard on their projects this spring.


 This decision came after weeks of monitoring and many discussions with local health
officials.


 Details on concert ticket refunds can be found on the fair’s Facebook page. Updates to
the fair’s plans will also be posted to their Facebook page as they become available. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/10/2020

Driving while license suspended H20-1813

Time: 7:02PM

Location: W Orange St/ S 1st Ave

Arrested: Brandon T. Kinnaird (19) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers notice Mr. Kinnaird driving, a quick computer check revealed

Mr. Kinnaird to have a suspended license. Mr. Kinnaird was arrested and

transported to HPD for process. He was later released with a Vermilion

County traffic court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/09/2020

Found Property

Location: W Main/College Way

Details: Christopher Billingsley’s driver’s license was found at the above location. He

can claim at HPD.

 

Warrant Arrest

Time: 10:54pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Arrested: Audrey Powell (36) (F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called out to a domestic disturbance. A computer check

revealed that Ms. Powell had an outstanding Ford County warrant for FTA

Driving Suspended. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. After

posting bond, she was released with a new court date.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-93 confirmed cases

As of 05/09/2020 Iroquois County has 93 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 614 test results for COVID-19. Of the 614
results, 521 have been negative and 93 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 88: Female in her 90’s
? Case 89: Female in her 40’s
? Case 90: Female in her 30’s
? Case 91: Female in her 20’s
? Case 92: Female in her 20’s
? Case 93: Male in his 50’s
Of the 93 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 25 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6
are hospitalized, 60 remain isolated at home and 2 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 14th COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new confirmed case today. The individual is a female in her 50’s.
Ford County now has a total of 14 confirmed cases, including one death. Three 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 has been extended through May 30, 2020. COVID-19 appears to spread from personto-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 Accepting Mask Donations
Illinoisans are currently required to wear a face covering or mask in public, and FCPHD wants to ensure community members have
what they need to meet that requirement and stay protected. Therefore, FCPHD is accepting mask and cloth face covering donations
to help distribute to community members in need. Any person in need of a face covering or interested in donating to the cause,
should contact the FCPHD office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. As a reminder, the FCPHD office is currently closed to
the public, so please call the office before dropping off or picking up supplies. The FCPHD office number is (217) 379-9281.
If donating a cloth face covering the following specifications should be met:
• Be made from several layers of fabric that can still be breathed through
• Be large enough to reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils
• Be able to be secured with ear straps or ties for behind the head
• Be able to be washed and dried without damaging the material or shape
Please follow the CDC’s guidance on how to make a face mask:
• Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preventgetting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
• How to Make Your own Face Covering YouTube video - https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4
We ask that you 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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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/08/2020

Fire Alarm

Time: 07:40 AM

Location: 1205 E Thompson Avenue, Alexander Properties

Details: HFD was dispatched to investigate an activated fire alarm. The alarm was

malfunctioning and is being repaired. 

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:37pm

Location: 700 block of Scott Drive

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above in reference to a gas leak in the area.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-84 confirmed cases

As of 05/07/2020 Iroquois County has 84 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 504 test results for COVID-19. Of the 504
results, 420 have been negative and 84 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 79: Male under 20
? Case 80: Female in her 60’s
? Case 81: Female under 20
? Case 82: Male in her 40’s
? Case 83: Female in her 50’s
? Case 78: Male in his 30’s
Of the 84 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 22 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6
are hospitalized, 55 remain isolated at home and 1 has passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss.
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.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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 period of ten 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.
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 5/7/2020

Theft of a Go Cart H20-1760

Time: 11:52AM

Location: 800 Block of E Main Street

Complainant: 54 year old Hoopeston Man

Details: 2 seater go cart red/black was removed from the property without permission.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-78 confirmed cases

As of 05/06/2020 Iroquois County has 78 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 460 test results for COVID-19. Of the 460 results, 382 have been negative and 78 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent cases: ? Case 52: Female in her 50’s ? Case 53: Male in his 20’s ? Case 54: Female in her 60’s ? Case 55: Male in her 60’s ? Case 56: Male in his 30’s ? Case 57: Male in his 40’s ? Case 58: Female in her 80’s ? Case 59: Female in her 80’s ? Case 60: Female in her 80’s ? Case 61: Female in her 90’s ? Case 62: Female in her 80’s ? Case 63: Female in her 90’s ? Case 64: Male in his 80’s ? Case 65: Female in her 80’s ? Case 66: Female in her 90’s ? Case 67: Female in her 70’s ? Case 68: Male in his 50’s ? Case 69: Female in her 80’s ? Case 70: Female in her 70’s ? Case 71: Female in her 90’s ? Case 72: Female in her 80’s ? Case 73: Female in her 90’s ? Case 74: Female in her 90’s ? Case 75: Female in her 90’s ? Case 76: Female in her 90’s ? Case 77: Female in her 90’s ? Case 78: Female in her 70’s Of the 78 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 21 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6 are hospitalized, 50 remain isolated at home and 1 has passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss. 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. For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map at: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19 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 period of ten 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. 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/ In addition, the Iroquois County Public Health Department will participate in an Iroquois County press conference tomorrow, May 7 th, 2020 at 3 PM in collaboration with other Iroquois County officials. The live press conference will be streamed on the Iroquois County Board YouTube page linked below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9CKCJ2x9-E Due to social distancing practices, in person attendance of this press conference is limited to invitation only. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

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The Vermilion County Coroner's Office is requesting assistance from the public in identifying a male white whose partial remains were found in rural Vermilion County

On April 11, 2020 the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office was requested to respond to a rural outdoor area on private property in Indianola, Illinois by the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Recovery was made and an autopsy on the remains was conducted. DNA was recovered and checked with negative results. The Vermilion County Coroner’s Office has entered the case into the national database for missing, unidentified and unclaimed remains.

 

The information is in the link listed below:

 

https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/68679/details?nav

 

 

The Vermilion County Coroner’s Office, the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Illinois State Police continue to investigate.

 

The Vermilion County Coroner’s Office and the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office are asking for any information concerning the identity of the decedent and this investigation.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/04/2020

Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Obstructing/Resisting Peace Officer

H20-1727 2020-3237

 

Time: 12:13am

Location: 500 blk E Main St

Complainant: 56 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Michael Mora (30) (M) of Hoopeston

Jose Garcia (33) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for the report of a fight in

progress. Upon investigation, subjects were arrested and taken to HPD to

be processed. Mr. Garcia was charged with Obstructing/Resisting Peace

Officer and was released with a county court date. Mr. Mora was charged with

Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery and Obstructing/Resisting

Peace Officer and was taken to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 05/02/2020

Disobeying Police and Breach of peace constituting disorderly conduct H20-1706

Time: 12:22PM

Location: 300 blk of E Main St

Arrested: Jennifer M Watkins (35) (F) of Rossville

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a disturbance between and male and female. On arrival Ms. Watkins was being uncooperative with the officer and refusing to give proper identification. Ms. Watkins was transported to HPD for processing and later given a notice to appear in City Court.

 

Aggravated Domestic Battery H20-1691 20-3203

Date/Time of Call: May 1, 2020 5:50am

Date/Time of Arrest: May 2, 2020 6:19pm

Location: W Washington/3rd Av

Complainant: 39 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Nyere Roberson (39) (M) homeless

Details: On May 1, HPD officers were called to the area of 3rd St and E Honeywell

for a domestic battery call. Upon arrival, Mr. Roberson had fled the area. On

May 2, a witness called HPD to give the location of Mr. Roberson. Officers

found subject, arrested him and took him to HPD to be processed. He was later

transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-34 confirmed cases

As of 04/30/2020 Iroquois County has 34 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’s ? Case 30: Male in his 60’s ? Case 31: Female in her 60’s ? Case 32: Male in his 80’s ? Case 33: Male in his 30’s ? Case 34: Female in her 50’s Twelve 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 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 5/1/20

Disorderly Conduct (city) H20-1689

Time: 8:24pm

Location: 200 blk W Washington

Complainant: 29 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Anthony Chandler (38) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called out to the area for the report of a male subject

yelling obscenities in the middle of the road. Upon investigation, Mr.

Chandler was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later

released with a city citation

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