WHPO Blog Archives for 2020-07

Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/29/2020

Theft of Wallet H20-3362

Date of Theft: July 28, 2020

Location: Hoopeston Marathon Gas, 714 W Orange St

Complainant: 59 year old Fowler Indiana Woman

Arrested: Griffin, Tyler C. (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called today July 29, 2020 to Marathon Hoopeston for a suspect had returned to the business after he stole from a purse in the game room. The above suspect was located at the business and was processed on theft charges city ordinance and release with NTA for Hoopeston City Court.

 

Stolen Vehicle/Recovered Vehicle (Delayed Entry) H20-3356

Time: 04:41am

Location: 700 W. Elm St

Complainant: (32) year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered that unknown person(s)

without her knowledge or permission took her vehicle. Officers later located the vehicle. Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County General Election Press Release

Vermilion County, IL – With coronavirus a concern to many residents as the 2020 general election approaches, Vermilion County Clerk, Cathy Jenkins, wants to inform voters that vote by mail application postcards will be coming to your mailbox beginning Friday, July 31st.

 

The Illinois General Assembly this year passed an election bill that set provisions to increase voting by mail throughout the state.

 

“Voting by mail is a convenient option for voters who wish to minimize contact between other voters and poll workers but still want their voice to be heard. Vote by mail is nothing new in Vermilion County. It has always been offered, and has been routinely utilized by hundreds of voters in every election,” stated Chief Deputy County Clerk, Lindsay Light.

 

Among the special vote by mail provisions for the 2020 general election are:

ü All voters who voted in either the March 2020 primary, April 2019 consolidated or November 2018 general election will receive by mail an application for a vote by mail ballot

 

ü Those who registered to vote or updated their registration between March 18th and July 31st will be mailed an application for a vote by mail ballot

 

ü The state’s online voter registration site now allows users to request a mail ballot when they register

 

ü Voters can go to www.vercounty.org or can email ccelections@vercounty.org to request a ballot electronically

 

Ballots will be mailed to applicants beginning September 24th, which is also the first day of in-person early voting. The deadline for applying for a mail ballot is 4:30pm on October 29th. After October 29th, voters can still receive a mail ballot by applying in-person at the Vermilion County Clerk’s Office, 201 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832. Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3rd to be accepted, and properly postmarked ballots will be accepted through November 17th.

 

The new law also establishes protocols to ensure proper verification of ballots before they are accepted and to inform voters in a timely manner if their ballot is rejected. This begins with a review of the voter’s signature by a panel of three election judges within two days of receipt of the ballot. A ballot may be rejected for an invalid signature only by unanimous decision of the judges.

 

The ballot may be rejected if two of the three judges agree that: the ballot envelope was delivered opened, the certification envelope contains no signature, the voter has already cast a ballot, the voter voted in person on Election Day, and the voter is not a duly registered voter.

 

If a ballot is rejected based on a signature or lack of signature or because the ballot envelope was delivered opened, we will notify the voter within two days of receipt prior to Election Day or within one day if the rejection occurs after Election Day. The new law contains provisions for the voter to address these problems.

 

We have been made aware there are several various vote by mail applications being delivered to voters from different locations and/or entities. We will only honor the FIRST application we receive and all others will be denied. If you have already submitted a vote by mail application to our office, you are not eligible to send in this postcard application.

 

For those voters who do not wish you utilize the vote by mail postcard you receive, please refer to the in-person voting information on the card. We will still be open for early voting beginning September 24th at 8:00am in our office at 201 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. You can find additional early voting hours on our website, www.vercounty.org, or on the postcard you receive in the mail. We will also still have normal polling locations on Election Day for those to choose to wait until November 3rd to cast their vote.

 

“We are going to accommodate the voter by any means possible to ensure everyone is guaranteed their vote in the general election, whether that means they come see us in person or they utilize the vote by mail postcard. No matter which way the voter chooses to vote, our office is working diligently to protect the integrity of the voting process, as always,” stated Light.

 

For questions about voting in the general election, please call Lindsay Light, Chief Deputy Clerk or our office staff at 217/554-1900 or email ccelections@vercounty.org.

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IDA Issues Statement on the Mailing of Unsolicited Seeds

“We are currently working with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS) to address reports of unsolicited shipments of seeds from foreign
countries. Anyone who receives unordered seeds in the mail should contact the
Illinois Department of Agriculture by emailing the following information to
agr.seeds@Illinois.gov: First and Last Name, Phone Number and the number of
packages received. Do not open the package, plant the seeds, or throw them out.
Please keep all seeds unopened and with their original packaging and labels,
including mailing labels, until further instruction is provided.”

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Shimkus Announces Safety Grant for Hoopeston's Parkview Court

 Emergency funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is on its way to the Vermilion County Housing Authority for security cameras at Parkview Court in Hoopeston, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has announced. The $250,000 Emergency Safety and Security Grant was revealed July 17.
 
"Congress sets aside an annual appropriation that allows HUD to provide assistance to public housing agencies for emergency capital needs, including safety and security measures necessary to address crime and drug-related activity as well as needs resulting from unforeseen or unpreventable emergencies," Shimkus noted.

Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy was pleased to hear of the grant and added, "The law-abiding citizens of our community deserve to be free from the threat of violence.  I commend the housing authority for making security investments for the safety of their residents.”

For fiscal year 2020, HUD has $20 million available to fund grants for capital needs arising from emergency and non-Presidentially declared disasters occurring between Oct. 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2020.

"Residents' safety and security is our priority," said Jaclyn Vinson, executive director of both the Vermilion County Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of the City of Danville.  "Funding for such projects is hard to come by, so this grant is truly welcomed."

Presidentially-declared emergencies and major disasters are eligible for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

5 new cases and 16 releases today puts our total to 27 active cases.  26 of the active cases are at home in isolation and 1 is still hospitalized at this moment.   Our total positive confirmed cases are now at 146.   Our death rate is 1.37%.  This week, we will definitely be seeing our mobile testing results, so numbers may jump.  Again, we really want to look at the big picture of positivity rate, new cases per 100,000, hospitalizations, etc.   

 

Attachments

  • IDPH Update
  • VCHD Updated Graphic
  • Releasing COVID-19 Cases and Contacts from Isolation and Quarantine – updated on 7/20/2020

 

Statistics

Vermilion county

We have received 11,638 total tests (11,492 negatives and 146 positives). 

For Vermilion County our overall positivity rate is at 1.25%. 

Positivity Rate from 7/12 – 7/18 is 2.6%,

New cases from 7/12 – 7/18:   42 per 100K 

For County Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

 

Regionally (Region 6)

Positivity Rate:  on the test positivity 7 day rolling average – we have had 9 days of positivity increases.  We have increased to 3 days of hospital admission increases. 

For Regional Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

 

New/Helpful Guidance

 

Calendars to show how long one should quarantine if they are a close contact – gives various scenarios.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

 

CDC Schools and Childcare Programs  - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

 

Mobile Clinic Information Round Up

 

We tested :

 

Monday, Oakwood : 161

Tuesday, Health Department (cut short because of lunchtime storms) : 118

Wednesday, Westville : 201

Thursday, Second Church of Christ, Danville : 135

Friday, Hoopeston : 123

Saturday, Danville Area Community College : 133

Sunday, Health Department : 96

 

Note:  Some of the tests had to get diverted to another lab because the original lab had met capacity for testing on that day.  This has caused some of the results to get delayed. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/28/2020

Trespass to Auto, Theft (under)

Time: 10:00pm H20-3337

Location: 400 blk S Market St

Complainant: 57 year old Hoopeston female

 

Time: 11:01pm H20-3340

Location: 300 blk E Penn St

Complainant: 40 year old Hoopeston female

 

Time: 11:49pm H20-3342

Location: 300 blk W Penn St

Complainant: 60 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officers responded to all 3 reports of unknown subject(s) getting into

complainant’s vehicles and stealing items. An investigation continues

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/27/2020

Traffic Accident (PI) H20-3285

Time: 10:10 AM

Location: S. 4th Avenue / W. Maple Street

Unit 1: 2019 Blue Chevy Sedan, Driven by: Patricia A Fraley (F) (82) of Hoopeston.

Unit 2: Motorized Wheel Chair driven by: Kenneth Parker Jr (M) (82) of Hoopeston.

Details: HPD, HFD, Arrow were all dispatched to the scene of an accident involving a car and a wheelchair. Unit 1 cited for Failure to Reduce to Avoid an Accident.

Mr Parker was transported to Carle Hoopeston E.D. for treatment. Unit 1 was insured.

 

THEFT (City Ordinance) H20-3304

Date of Incident: July 26, 2020

Address: 800 S Third St

Complainant: 69 yo Hoopeston female

Arrested: Woods, Darion L (M) (18) of Rantoul

Details: Hoopeston Police responded to the compl resd above for a theft complaint. Mr. Woods was located, transported to HPD for processing and later released with a City Notice to Appear.

 

 

 

Traffic Accident H20-3303

Date: 07/26/2020

Location: 500 blk of N 6th Ave

Unit 1: 2013 Ford F150 driven by Doug Lewis(60)(M) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2006 Nissan Ultima parked by Phyllis Cox(F) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 2 was parked to the east of the alleyway in the backyard of the lot to the

north of the above location. Unit 1 was turning right into the alleyway and

was traveling north. As Unit1 made the turn, he struck the rear bumper of

Unit 2 during the turn and damage the bumper on Unit 2. Unit 1 had damage

along the passenger side of his truck. No Injuries or citations were reported.

Both units insured.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/23/2020

Domestic Battery, Interfere w/ Reporting Domestic Battery H20-3233 2020-5684

Time: 12:11am

Location: 400 blk N 9th Av

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Renee Chandler (F) (47) of Hoopeston

Details: Complainant contacted HPD in reference to a domestic situation. After an

investigation, officers arrested Ms. Chandler on the above charges. She was

taken to HPD to be processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville to

await arraignment.

 

Found Property

Date: Wednesday July 22, 2020

Location: 200 block W Penn St

Details: Found a Superman Watch owner has to be identify ownership. Claim at HPD

 

Found Property (Updated)

Date: 07/23/2020

Location: 6th Ave

Details: Black Android Samsung A20 phone in case. Owner may come to the station to identify it.

 

Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

H20-3249 2020-5709

Time: 4:38 PM

Location: S Market St/E Elm St

Arrested: Tabithia Stephens (31) (F) of Rossville

Kaylynn Kruger (32) (F) of Rossville

Details: During a traffic stop a search of the vehicle revealed Methamphetamines and Drug

Paraphernalia in the vehicle. Ms. Stephens and Ms. Kruger were transported to HPD for processing and later transported to PSB.

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Ford County Public Health Department COVID-19 Update

Ford County, IL - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing two new confirmed cases. The individuals
include a female in her 70’s and a female in her 20’s. Ford County has a total of 45 cases. Of those, 35 are confirmed cases and
10 are probable cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. 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. All close contacts are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms of
COVID-19. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. Federal
privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information. For more information about case definitions and criteria,
please visit: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. 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 speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional COVID-19
information and resources. 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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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

6 new cases and 4 releases today gives us a total of 22 active cases.  21 of the active cases are at home in isolation and 1 is hospitalized at this moment.   Our total positive confirmed cases are now at 113.   Our death rate is 1.87%.    

 

Stats

We have received 9,825 total tests (9,712 negatives and 113 positives). 

For Vermilion County our overall positivity rate is at 1.15%. 

Positivity Rate from 7/5 – 7/11 is 1.8%

Today’s Positivity Rate is 1.53%

Regionally, we have had 4 days of positivity rate increased during the 7 day rolling average and 2 days of hospital admission increases. 

 

Mobile Clinic Information

Yesterday, we had over 160 people get tested at our Oakwood location.  We had a great response today here at the health department until the rain and wind blew our teams tent and they had to cancel for the rest of the day. Tomorrow, our clinic will be in Westville at Judith Giacoma.  We were initially told clinics would be from 9-5, but they are actually 9-4 as yesterday they turned people away at 4:30. 

 

Release from Quarantine and Isolation Information

On July 17th, 2020, CDC updated their isolation release to 24 hours after no fever with no medication, BUT IDPH is still holding at 72 hours.  Please see the guidance on IDPH’s website.  I will keep you posted if and when they update the changes.  https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/isolation-quarantine

 

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Hoopeston Police Department promotes officer

The City of Hoopeston Police Department has promoted Officer Ryan Garfield from part time status to fulltime. Officer Garfield has been with the Hoopeston Police Department since March 2020 and will begin his fulltime duties August 5, 2020.

 

Officer Garfield comes to us from Watseka, IL where he was born and raised. He began his career in law enforcement with the Watseka Police Department where he was employed for 11 years. Officer Garfield now resides with his wife and children within the City of Hoopeston.

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Single Vehicle Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Traffic Crash on 57

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH RELEASE

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 10

 

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Interstate 57 northbound exit ramp to U.S. 136 Rantoul, IL (milepost 250)

WHEN:                      July 20, 2020 at 11:51am

VEHICLES:              Unit 1: 2014 Kenworth

DRIVERS:                 Unit 1: Ronald E. Gaffney, 58-year-old male of Fairmount, IL                       

PASSENGERS:        None                          

PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on I-57 and exited at milepost 250 to Rantoul, IL.  Unit one left the roadway to the left and entered the grassy median.  Unit one rolled and came to rest on its side.  Unit one was pulling a tanker trailer containing anhydrous ammonia.  The exit ramp will be closed for several hours in order to remove the unit 1 vehicle and trailer.  The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is assisting with the closure. The unit 1 driver was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

CHARGES:             The unit 1 driver was issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/21/2020

Warrant Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamines H20-3164 2020-5580

Time: 12:11am

Location: S Market/E Orange

Arrested: Jessica Wilson (37) (F) of Hoopeston

Charge: Failure to Appear: Possession of Marijuana

Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Ms. Wilson was driving for a traffic violation.

A computer checked revealed that she had an outstanding Benton County, IN

warrant. She was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. She was later

transported to the PSB with addition charges of possession of methamphetamines

to await arraignment.

 

Fire Call

Time: 4:24am

Location: 423 N Dixie Hwy, Heritage Health

Details: HFD responded to the report of a fire alarm. Low air tamper alarm was malfunctioning and would be checked by maintenance.

 

Trespassing (city) H20-3166

Time: 3:11am

Location: 200 blk E Washington

Complainant: 63 year old Jacksonville male

Arrested: Stephen Spivey (31) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a possible break in. Mr.

Spivey was arrested after opening the door to a property that he does not live

at. He was taken to HPD, processed and released on a notice to appear in

city court.

 

Found Bicycle

Location: 426 E Honeywell

Details: A Huffy Seastar girls bike was located at Centennial Manor. The owner may

identify and claim at HPD.

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Village of Potomac Boil Order 07/20/2020

Village of Potomac
310 W State Street

Potomac, IL  61865
217-987-6900


For the North East Section of Potomac, IL.  Vermilion St., Grant St., May St., and Lane St. from State Street to North Street until further notice due to a water main break. 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/19/2020

Leaving the Scene of Accident, Failure to Report Accident to Police Authority H20-3150

Time: 4:58am

Location: 700 blk N 7th Av

Arrested: Jocelyn Shields (21) (F) of Goodwine

Details: HPD received a call in reference to a vehicle coming into town and appeared that

it had been in a wreck. Officers caught up to vehicle at the above location. Ms.

Shields advised officers that the vehicle had been in a wreck however she was

driving it for someone else. Subject was placed under arrest and brought to the

station for processing. She was later released with traffic citations. An

investigation continues.

 

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion) H20-3153

Time: 11:35 AM

Location: 300 Block S 7th St

Warrant Nbr: 2017CM307

Charge: Failure to Appear Battery

Bond Amount: $1,500 10% Applies, Plus $75.00 Bonding Fee

Arrestee: Edwards, Haley M (F) (22) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD received information of an active warrant from Vermilion County warrant. She was located and transported HPD processed then she posted bond amount and released with new court date.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/18/2020

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion) H20-3135

Time: 09:35

Location: 500 block W Penn St

Warrant Nbr: 2019CM0097

Charge: Failure to Appear Petition to Revoke

Bond Amount: $1,500 10% Applies, Plus $75.00 Bonding Fee

Arrestee: Brewster, Megan M (F) (33) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD received information of an active warrant from Vermilion County Warrant,

She was located and transported HPD processed then she posted bond amount and released with new court date.

 

Recovered Bicycle H20-3136

Time: 10:09 am

Location: 900 W Honeywell Avenue

Details: Green Krome Bicycle was found left in front yard. Owner can come to HPD to claim the bike.

 

Found Property

A Superman watch was found in the 200 blk of W Penn St. The owner can identify and claim

at HPD.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/17/2020

THEFT OVER $500, FRAUDULENT CHECK, H20-3065 2020-5493

Date of Incident: July 14, 2020

Time of Incident: 5:37pm

Date of Arrest: July 17, 2020

Location of Arrest: 400 block Holmes Street Rossville

Complainant: Olympic Hardware, 516 N Dixie Highway

Arrested: Spina, Antonietta R (F) (52) of Milford

Details: Hoopeston Police requested assistance of the Vermilion County Sheriff Department, since they were responding to handle a call in Rossville. Asked for their assistance in arresting the female and transport her to PSB on our Charges. Female was transported to PSB on our charges and awaiting hearing before a judge.

 

Fire Call

Time: 3:27PM

Location: 400 W Lincoln St

Details: HFD was dispatched for a Carbon Monoxide detector that was going off.

HFD found it to be a bad detector. No injuries were reported.

 

U. S. Counterfeit Currency H20-3133

Time: 10:04pm

Location: 700 block of N. Market St

Complainant: (41) year old Hoopeston female

Details: Complainant contacted HPD when she discovered someone had used multiple counterfeit 20 dollar bills. Investigation continues.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

New cases today brings our total to 27 active cases.  We were able to release 7 more people and all are at home in isolation and we no longer have anyone hospitalized at this moment, so lots of great news.  Our total positive confirmed cases are now at 91.   We received some variances on some of the demographics, so that has been updated. 

 

Our mobile testing week has been set (July 20th – July 26). The Clinics will be in operation from 9 am to 5 pm for this week only.  No cost, no appointment.  Drive-thru or walk-up.  Open to anyone:  symptomatic / asymptomatic / directly expose / just curious.   

 

 

We have received 7,963 total tests (7,872 negatives and 91 positives).  We are seeing people getting retested, so our population tested estimates are no longer going to be accurate, so we will not be posting that anymore.  Each positive test we report is a separate individual, so all of our confirmed cases are not repeats.   Right now, we are on target and not in any warning areas according to the County Level Metrics:  http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics (If you are seeing old data on there, you may need to clear your caches). 

 

Overall, our positivity rate is 1.14%. 

Positivity Rate from 6/28 – 7/4 was 1.5%

Today’s Positivity Rate is .86%

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/14/2020

Recovered Bicycle

Details: Blue Schwinn bike was found in the alley in the 400 block W Maple left unattended for several days. Area resident flagged officer down and it was transported HPD.

 

WARRANT ARREST H20-3059 2020-5408

Time: 11:40 AM

Location: 700 E Wyman Avenue Hoopeston

Arrested: Henning, Patrick E (M) (47) of Hoopeston

Details: While Officer was investigating another complaint, the above named subject was located. Warrant was located and confirmed, subject was detained and transported HPD to be processed and then transferred to Vermilion County Jail to await his bond or hearing.

 

Accident Hit and Run, Driving while License Suspended H20-3062

Time: 1:37PM

Location: 500 blk of S 5th St

Unit1: 1993 Ford Truck driven by James C. Roof (50) (M) of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2020 Buick parked by Elizabeth Donley of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was backing out of the above location when he struck the driver side of unit 2 which was parked. Mr. Roof advised he did not realized he had struck unit 2. A computer check showed that Mr. Roof currently has a suspended licenses, he was transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

Possession of Methamphetamines, Disorderly Conduct H20-3071 2020-5419

Time: 8:20PM

Location: S 2nd Ave/W Penn St

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

Details: While patrolling, HPD officers checked out with the above subject. An

investigation found methamphetamines on his person. Subject was arrested

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

arraignment.

 

Burglary H20-3074

Time: 9:28pm

Location: 300 blk N 3rd st

Arrested: 15 year old Hoopeston male juvenile

Details: HPD officers responded to the report of a burglary alarm at the above location.

Male juvenile was standing outside with witnesses saying he was inside the

residence. Subject was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later

released to a parent.

 

Theft H20-3076

Time: 10:40pm

Location: 300 blk W Penn St

Complainant: 46 year old Hoopeston male

Details: Complainant told HPD officers that an unknown subject(s) stole some items

from his residence. An investigation continues.

 

Burglary H20-3078

Time: 11:18pm

Location: 200 blk E McCracken Av

Complainant: 42 year old Hoopeston female

Details: HPD officers took a report from complainant advising that unknown subject(s)

stole items from her vehicle. An investigation continues.

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Newton County Personal Injury Crash

Morocco, IN

 

Newton County Sheriff’s Office July 14, 2020

 

Personal injury crash US 41 and CR 400N

 

On July 14, 2020 at 1:58PM, Newton County 9-1-1 received reports of a vehicle that had rear ended a semi on northbound US 41 near CR 400 N.  (3 miles north of US 41 and SR 14)

 

The preliminary investigation indicates a semi tractor and trailer, driven by a 51 year old Francesville, IN man, was in the passing lane signaling to turn left onto CR 400N to go west.  A northbound passenger SUV driven by a 35 year old Brook, IN man was also traveling northbound behind the semi.  The passenger car rear ended the semi trailer causing the passenger vehicle to become lodged under the semi trailer.

 

The vehicles came to rest on CR 400N, west of US 41.  The semi driver was uninjured.  The driver of the passenger car (sole occupant) was extricated by fire personnel and flown by Lutheran Air to Christ Advocate in Oak Lawn, IL.  The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

 

US 41 was closed in this area for 1 ½ hours.

 

Any witnesses to this crash are encouraged to contact Sgt. Wilson at 219-474-5661.

 

Names are not being released at this time as the crash remains under investigation.

 

Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County Reserves, Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Morocco Fire, Lake Township Fire, Newton County  EMS and Lutheran Air.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST FOR RECKLESS DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM

Tinley Park, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) District 5 Troopers arrest and charge Robert F. Andracki, a 60 year old male from Hickory Hills, IL, on Friday, July 10, 2020, with one count of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

 

On July 10, 2020, at approximately 10:42 p.m., ISP District 5 Troopers responded to a local area gas station after learning a shooting had occurred on Interstate 80.  The male driver and sole occupant of the victim vehicle stated he was traveling Interstate 80 eastbound west of LaGrange Road when his vehicle was shot. The driver of the victim vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

 

ISP District 5 Troopers with the assistance of ISP Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents initiated an investigation that culminated in the arrest of Andracki for the offense of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Andracki was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility where he awaits a bond hearing.

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces "Foodmobile" Food Giveaway in Georgetown, IL

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

When: 08/01/2020 from 9:30am – 10:30am

Where: Georgetown Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary St, Georgetown, IL

Georgetown, IL –  Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is distributing food to area families struggling with food insecurity.  The drive-through distribution will be held at the Georgetown Fairgrounds (413 N. Seminary St.) in Georgetown, Illinois on 08/01/2020 from 9:30 – 10:30am.  In compliance with CDC guidelines, clients will remain in their cars and boxes of food will be loaded into their vehicle by volunteers. Clients should clear space in their trunk or back seat prior to arriving at the distribution to prevent contact.

The distribution is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), a program designed to keep workers in the food industry employed while providing people in need with access to food. The distribution will include one or a combination of the following pre-packaged boxes: mixed box of produce and mixed box of dairy items.

Anyone who is in need of food is welcome to attend the food distribution. Those planning to attend should pre-register at www.EIFclient.com, although doing so does not guarantee a place in line.

Updates regarding EIF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including future food distributions, can be found at the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org.

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank works to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois through cooperation with a network of food pantries, agencies and programs.  The Foodbank distributes donated and discounted food throughout an 18-county service area in cooperation with more than 160 member agencies and programs.  Through these agencies, the Foodbank provides food to over 100,000 different men, women and children each year. Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America Feeding Illinois and the United Way of Champaign County.

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces "Foodmobile" Food Giveaway in Normal, IL

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

When: 08/14/2020 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Where: Normal Community West High School, 501 N. Parkside Rd, Normal, IL

Normal, IL –  Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is distributing food to area families struggling with food insecurity.  The drive-through distribution will be held at Normal Community West High School (501 N. Parkside Rd) in Normal, Illinois on 08/14/2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm.  In compliance with CDC guidelines, clients will remain in their cars and boxes of food will be loaded into their vehicle by volunteers. Clients should clear space in their trunk or back seat prior to arriving at the distribution to prevent contact.

The distribution is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), a program designed to keep workers in the food industry employed while providing people in need with access to food. The distribution will include one or a combination of the following pre-packaged boxes: mixed box of produce and mixed box of dairy items.

Anyone who is in need of food is welcome to attend the food distribution. Those planning to attend should pre-register at www.EIFclient.com, although doing so does not guarantee a place in line.

Updates regarding EIF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including future food distributions, can be found at the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org.

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank works to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois through cooperation with a network of food pantries, agencies and programs.  The Foodbank distributes donated and discounted food throughout an 18-county service area in cooperation with more than 160 member agencies and programs.  Through these agencies, the Foodbank provides food to over 100,000 different men, women and children each year. Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America Feeding Illinois and the United Way of Champaign County.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/14/2020

Traffic Accident (PI Minor) H20-3026

Date of Accident: July 12, 2020

Time of Accident: 7:40 PM

Location: 1000 Block of W Penn Street

Unit 1: 2001 Triumph MC driven by Christian A Davis (M) (21) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was requested to respond to a report of PI with Minor injuries single motorcycle. Mr. Davis reported that while riding the motorcycle it possibly locked up and throwing the rider into the street. Arrow Ambulance responded and transported the victim to Carle Hoopeston to be checked out. Motorcycle was insured. Mr. Davis was issued Citation for operation of a Motorcycle without proper classification. Court date set for Vermilion County

Courthouse.

 

Disobeying Police (city) H20-3049

Time: 11:35pm

Location: 700 blk S 2nd Av

Arrested: Elbert Cannon (54) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers responded to the above location for the report of a domestic issue.

Mr. Cannon was arrested after repeatedly not doing what officers requested him

to do. He was transported to HPD to be processed. He was later released with a

city ticket and court date.

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ISP Expressway Shooting

Unit:
 

District Chicago
 

Location:
 

Interstate 94 southbound (locals) 51st Street 

When:
 

July 13, 2020 at approximately 2:36 a.m.

Incident:
 

Expressway Shooting
 

Brief Synopsis:
 

A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: ISP District Chicago Troopers were at a local area hospital reference an earlier crash that occurred on the Interstate. While at the hospital, ISP District Chicago Troopers learned a shooting had occurred at the above location and time and the victims of the shooting, relocated to the hospital for treatment. The male driver and female (child) rear seat passenger of the victim vehicle did not sustain any injuries. The female front seat passenger sustained nonlife threatening injuries. At approximately 3:47 a.m., all southbound local lanes on Interstate 94 at 47th street were closed for the investigation with traffic diverted off at 47th Street. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time. The public is advised to please slow down, if in the area or seek alternate routes before entering the area. Please avoid using entrance ramps to exit the expressway.

 

Please be sure to follow our social media pages for the most current updates: Twitter: @ChicagoISP and Facebook: @ISPDistrictChicago

 

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Terry W. Clark, 82, of Milford

 

Terry W. Clark, 82, of Milford passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his home in Milford. He was born on November 17, 1937 in Watseka, the son of Calvin and Goldie (Wilken) Clark. He married Margaret Huckleby in Milford on November 27, 1964.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Clark, of Milford; one daughter, Kena Clark of Milford; one son, Bill (Laura) Clark of Gilman; four grandchildren, Kyle (Bailey) Clark, Kari (Kyle) Fisher, Will Clark, and London Clark; two great grandchildren, Peyton Clark and Wyatt Clark; two sister in laws, Dorothy Allison of Hoopeston and Sheila (George) Fix of Florida; and several cousins.

Mr. Clark served in the United States Army. He was a pressman at UARCO for thirty-eight years and worked many years at Glover Farms. He enjoyed racoon hunting and was a member of the Milford Christian Church. Terry was a member of the Masonic Lodge for fifty years as well as a member of the Scottish Rite.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 pm at the Milford Christian Church in Milford. Services will follow on Monday at 6:00 pm also at the church. Rev. Gary Milton, Rev. Brent Zastrow, and Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Military rites to be provided by Watseka American Legion Post 23 and Iroquois County VFW Post 7450.

Memorials may be made to the Milford Christian Church and Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

Please share a memory of Terry at knappfuneralhomes.com.


 

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/10-7/13/2020

CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO AUTO H20-2962

Time: 07:06 AM

Location: 300 block S 4th Street

Complainant: 27 year old Hoopeston Man

Details: Complainant contacted HPD reference to person(s) unknown had done damage to his car while it was parked at the residence. Investigation Continued

 

 

BURGLARY TO AUTO H20-2961

Time: 06:59 AM

Location: 800 block E McCracken Avenue

Complainant: 58 year old Female of Hoopeston

Details: Complainant reported to HPD that person(s) entered her car and removed items without permission. Investigation Continued.

Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia H20-2998 2020-5340

Time: 4:31pm

Location: 200 blk W Maple St

Arrested: Blake Meehan (M) (19) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was called to the area in reference to a possible fight. Upon an investigation,

Mr. Meehan was found to have methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on

his person. He was arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was later

transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Obstructing Justice, Resisting Arrest, and Battery on a Peace Officer H20-3020

Time: 14:49hrs

Location: Parkview Court Apartments

Arrested: Malea Chandler (18) of Hoopeston and Lori Chandler (20) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers responded to a disturbance in the location of above. While on scene, both female subjects became combative and refused to follow officers’ orders. Lori was transported to HPD on the charge of Resisting/Arrested. She was released on a Notice to Appear. Malea was transported to HPD on the charges of Obstructing Justice, Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer (X2), and Resisting Arrest. She was processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Assault (City Ordinance) H20-3023

Time: 17:37hrs

Location: 900 blk Wilson Ave.

Victim: 32yo female of Hoopeston

Cited: Romiro Lopez (34) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers responded for a domestic disturbance in the area of above. Mr. Lopez was issued a City Ordinance for Assault in reference to the incident and released with a mandatory court date.

 

Wanted on Warrant (Vermilion County 2020CF429) H20-3022

Time: 17:10hrs

Location: 700 blk S. 2nd Ave.

Arrested: Frank Spina (67) of Milford

Details: Officers responded to the area of above in reference to a complaint. A computer check revealed Mr. Spina to be wanted on Vermilion County Warrant 2020CF429 for failure to appear. Mr. Spina was transported to HPD where he was processed. After being unable to post bond, he was transported to the PSB.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/09/2020

DISORDERLY CONDUCT BREACH OF PEACE,

CRIMINAL TRESPASS TO VEHICLE,

POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA H20-2938

Time: 6:50AM

Location: 800 block E Wyman Avenue

Complainant: 24 year old Hoopeston Woman

Arrested: Jones, Max A (M) (48) of Hoopeston

Details: At the complainant contacted Hoopeston Police reference to a male subject who was passed out in their truck without permission, and had been in their home, prior to being found. Subject was awoken by the officer taken into custody on the above charges and transported to HPD processed and held for time period till he sobered up enough to function on his own without being a danger to himself or the public. Notice to Appear on the above charges were issued for Hoopeston City Court.

 

Warrant Arrest H20-2954

Time: 9:00pm

Location: 500 blk S 6th Av

Arrested: Joseph Cannon (47) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers checked out with Mr. Cannon and a computer check revealed he

had an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. He was taken to HPD to be

processed. He was later released after posting bond and given a new county

court date.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-172 confirmed cases

As of 07/09/2020 Iroquois County has 172 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 3,440 test results for COVID-19. Of the 3,440
results, 3,268 have been negative and 172 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 171: Male in his 30’s
? Case 172: Male in his 30’s
Of the 172 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 150 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 17 remain isolated at home and 5 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. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This 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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Vermilion County man gets 30 years in the IDOC

On July 8, 2020, Michael Long, formerly of Danville, Illinois, was sentenced after a plea of guilty to thirty years (30) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of First Degree Murder. Long must serve the entire period of incarceration (100%), and the sentence shall be followed by three (3) years of Mandatory Supervised Release (i. e., Parole). First Degree Murder in this case canied a possible penalty of twenty (20) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

During the plea, the Court heard evidence establishing that on March 26, 2018, at around 6:20

a.m., the Georgetown Police Department arrived at 710 Mill Road, Lot 12, Georgetown pursuant to a call of a domestic disturbance. Thereafter, they located Kimberly George deceased inside the residence.

Through the course of investigation by the Georgetown Police Department and the Illinois State Police, it was discovered that Long and Laura Johnson went to the victim's home in the early morning hours of March 26, 2018. That upon entering the home, Long alone had a disagreement with the victim and another individual inside that residence. Long shot and killed Kimberly George and fled the scene. Long later was arrested that same day by the Georgetown Police and admitted to being at the home of Kimberly George.

During the sentencing hearing, State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy presented evidence including victim impact statements from Kristi Foster, Kamie Foster, and Kayla Foster touching on their love form Kimberly. One victim stated to Long that he "changed so many lives the day you decided to pull the trigger and brutally kill my sister!"

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/08/2020

Forgery H20-2910

Time: 4:10PM

Location: 516 N Dixie Hwy(Olympic Hardware)

Arrested: Antonietta R Spina(51)(F) of Milford

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for someone attempting

to use a fake $100.00. Ms. Spina was located and transported to HPD for

processing and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

Fire Call

Time: 10:59pm

Location: 700 block of S. Dixie Hwy

Details: HFD was dispatched to Gibson Health Care Clinic for a Fire Alarm.

 

Bicycle Lighting Requirement (City Ordinance)

Time: 11:55pm

Location: 300 block of W. Maple

Cited: Josh Hasbargen (26) year old Hoopeston male

Cited: Jared Zollar (33) year old Rossville male

Details: While on patrol officers made contact with the above subjects. Zollar and Hasbargen were charged with the above and taken to HPD, where they were processed, and later released with a NTA in Hoopeston City Court,

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 41th COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new confirmed case. The individual is a female in her 20’s.
Ford County has a total of 41 confirmed positive cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. 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, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. 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 speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue 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-169 confirmed cases

As of 07/07/2020 Iroquois County has 169 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 3,180 test results for COVID-19. Of the 3,180
results, 3,011 have been negative and 169 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 169: Male in his 80’s
Of the 169 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 149 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 15 remain isolated at home and 5 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. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This 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 Pedestrian Fatal Crash Alert

WHAT:                      Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                    US Route 150 at Vermilion County Road 1300E (Henning Road)

 

WHEN:                      Saturday, July 4, 2020, 2:03 a.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  Silver sedan  

                                               

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Unknown at this time

 

PEDESTRIAN:         Unit 2:  Tyler L. Rodriguez, 26-year-old male of Danville, IL (Deceased)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  A pedestrian was walking on US Route 150 westbound, approximately .3 miles west of Henning Road in Danville.  An unknown passenger car struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.  The pedestrian died due to injuries sustained as a result of the crash.  No further information will be released at this time.

 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any knowledge of the crash is asked to contact the ISP at 217-278-5004 or ISP.DCI.Zone05@Illinois.gov.  Callers can remain anonymous.

 

CHARGES:               Pending Investigation. 

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Milford Man indited on murder charges

A Milford man was indicted by an Iroquois County grand jury July 1 on murder charges.

Jason P. Fancher, 47, was indicted on two counts of murder with intent to kill/injure in connection with the death of Pam Williams, 54, Martinton, Dec. 13, 2019, said Iroquois County Assistant States Attorney Alex O’Brien.

 

During the early morning hours of that date, Williams’ body was discovered outside of Sheldon by a passerby.

 

The following morning, Brian Musk, 50, Milford, was found murdered in his apartment at Milford Auto and Truck Parts.

 

An investigation into the homicides found them to be related and Matthew W. Borden of Melvin was identified as a suspect in both murders.

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/06/2020

Burglary to Garage H20-2880

Time: 05:33 AM

Location: 800 block E Seminary Avenue Hoopeston

Complainant: 37 year old Hoopeston Male

Details: Reported that an Aluminum Brake had been taken from the garage without their permission.

 

Key Fob for Chevy Unit

Details: A rather larger key fob unit for a Chevy vehicle was found lying in the driveway of City Hall. Owner may identify at HPD to claim.

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Hoopeston Sweet Corn Festival Has Been Postponed, September 2021

After thoughtful discussion with our members, the community, vendors, and our insurance providers; we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 77th National Sweetcorn Festival to September 2-6, 2021. A large part of our decision was based on our insurance providers not covering this year's event. Please respect our decision-making.

 

We will see you all in 2021!

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-168 confirmed cases

As of 07/06/2020 Iroquois County has 168 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 3,122 test results for COVID-19. Of the 3,122
results, 2,954 have been negative and 168 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 163: Male in his 50’s
? Case 164: Male in his 30’s
? Case 165: Male in his 20’s
? Case 166: Female in her 60’s
? Case 167: Male in his 60’s
? Case 168: Female in her 50’s
Of the 168 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 147 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 16 remain isolated at home and 5 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. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This 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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Vermilion County Coroner Identifies body

Danville, IL- The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that a motor vehicle accident involving a pedalcyclist Thursday evening July 2, 2020 in Danville that claimed the life of a 63-year-old Danville man. The victim has been identified as Monte E. Jones.

 

The accident occurred on East Main Street at California Street at approximately 6:17 p.m.

An Autopsy was performed on July 4, 2020. The Danville Police Department and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 40th COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing three new confirmed cases. The individuals include a female in
her 30’s, a female in her 40’s, and a male in his 80’s.
Ford County has a total of 40 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. 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, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. 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 speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue 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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Personal Injury Traffic Crash in Vermilion County

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 10

 

 

WHAT:                      Personal Injury Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                    Illinois Route 1 Northbound at 2109 S. State Street in Westville, IL (Vermillion County)

 

WHEN:                      Saturday, July 4, 2020, 2:15 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  Black 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt                                  

                                                                                            

DRIVER:                   Unit 1:  Jessica M. Bennetti 28-yer-old female of Moline, IL

(Transported via helicopter to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 1 just south of Westville when Unit 1 ran off the roadway to the right, striking a pole.

 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/6/2020

No Valid Driver’s License H20-2834

Time: 1:07AM

Location: 500 blk of E Main St

Arrested: Jose AG Martinez (56) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic stop a computer search showed Mr. Martinez to not have a

Valid driver’s license. Mr. Martinez was transported to HPD for process and

later released with a Vermilion County Court Date.

 

 

Traffic Accident H20-2803

Date of Accident: July 2, 2020

Time of Accident: 8:55pm

Location: 1022 W Penn Street Casey’s General Store

Unit 1: 2016 Ford Focus driven by Abby L Lane (F) (44) of Hoopeston

Property Damage: Storage Shed owned by Casey’s General Store

Details: Unit 1 was trying to back out of a parking place off the alley, when she thought she was in reverse mode accelerated it was in drive causing her to hit the storage shed.

 

Warrant Arrest(Vermilion) H20-2852

Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (CITY) H20-2855

Time: 5:45PM

Location: S 7th St/E Main St

Arrested: Amber L Zarate(22)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers during a traffic stop did a search of the vehicle and found

Cannabis and drug paraphernalia. A computer search was done and also showed Ms. Zarate to have a Vermilion County warrant. Ms. Zarate was

transported to HPD for processing and later released with a new Vermilion County court date for the warrant and City Notice to appear for the other charges.

 

 

 

 

 

Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Littering

H20-2858

Time: 8:16PM

Location: 400 blk of N 9th Ave

Arrested: Shane M Baker(29)(M)of Hoopeston

Dale E Simpson(31)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: During a traffic Stop a computer search showed Mr. Baker to have a

suspended license. During a search of the vehicle it was found on Mr Simpson the drug paraphernalia. Both Mr. Baker and Mr. Simpson was

transported to HPD for processing. Mr. Baker and Mr. Simpson were both released on Vermilion County Court Dates.

 

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Ford County Public Health Department Announces 34th COVID-19 Case

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing one new confirmed case. The individual is a female in her 50’s.
Ford County has a total of 34 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. 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, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. 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 speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue 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-162 confirmed cases

As of 07/02/2020 Iroquois County has 162 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,792 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,791
results, 2,629 have been negative and 162 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 161: Male in his 60’s
? Case 162: Female in her 40’s
Of the 162 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 144 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 13 remain isolated at home and 5 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. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This 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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Hoopeston Police Department Report 07/02/2020

Residential Burglary H20-2785 2020-5052

Time: 06:05 AM

Location: 21 Parkview Court Apartments

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

Details: Officers responded to the above in reference to a female who had entered an apartment without permission. Powell was taken to HPD where she was charged with the above, processed and later transported to the PSB.

 

Recovered Bicycle

Time: 03:50

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Details: A female was observed on security camera’s placing the bike behind the squads and left on foot from the area. Bike is a Granite Peak Roadmaster.

 

Traffic Accident (PD) Hit & Run H20-2797

Time Reported: 3:15 pm

Date of Occurrence: Unknown between June 26, 2020 & July 2, 2020

Location: First Farmers Bank & Trust 905 S Dixie Highway

Damaged: Structural Pillar and Gutter Down spot

Details: Hoopeston Police called to the scene reference to a hit and run accident, evidence collected at scene. Investigation continues.

 

Traffic Citation – Operating Uninsured Vehicle H20-2798

Time: 17:11

Location: 700 blk E. Orange

Cited: Christopher Howe (38) of Rankin

Details: A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle being driven by Howe for a moving violation. It was revealed that the vehicle did not have valid insurance. Howe was issued a citation at the scene with a NTA.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update 7/2/2020

We have 24 active cases.  (22 are home and 2 are hospitalized).  3 new cases were confirmed today. 

 

We have tested 6,328 people (6,261 were negative and 67 were positive).  We have currently tested about 8.4% of our population in Vermilion County.  For comparison, Illinois has tested about 12.9% and the US has tested about 10.8%

 

County Level COVID-19 Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics

 

 

Our new cases appear to also be travel related.  It is imperative to spread the word of the risks of traveling. 

 

Testing Locations:

 

OSF – only testing symptomatic individuals and pre-op patients through a doctors order

Carle – Testing employees, First Responders, and Carle Patients – you do not have to be asymptomatic

Aunt Martha’s – testing anyone – walk-in, no out of pocket costs, every day during regular hours.  (I have attached Aunt Martha’s New Flier for testing)

 

Mobile Units – We are looking at getting COVID-19 mobile testing units here in Vermilion County at 4 locations.  We will have more information about that when they are scheduled and locations are secured.  It looks like the middle of July is our target dates.  More information to come. 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/2/2020

FIRE CALL

Time: 1:47 pm

Location: Heritage Health Care, 423 N Dixie Highway

Details: Fire Alarm, activated due to some type of malfunction of an AC Unit, then multiple alarms activated HFD responded to check out the issues.

 

Disorderly Conduct (City Ordinance) H20-2780

Time: 1854hrs

Location: Parkview Court Apartments

Arrested: Audrey Powell (36) of Hoopeston

Details: Officers responded for a report of a disturbance in the area of above. Mrs. Powell was reported to be causing a disturbance in the area with neighbors. She was arrested and transported to HPD where she was processed and released with a city NTA.

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Secretary of State Jesse White and IDOT Alert Drivers to Two New Traffic Safety Laws Effective July 1

Secretary of State Jesse White and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced two new laws that take effect July 1 which establish tougher penalties for drivers who seriously injure others while texting and driving and for those who cause severe injury to pedestrians. “These laws enhance the penalties for drivers who seriously injure others because of texting and driving,” said White. “Drivers who are negligent by texting and driving or disregarding pedestrians are putting others in grave danger. I urge drivers never to text while driving and to always be mindful of yielding to pedestrians.”

 

The first law, Public Act 101-0090, amends the Illinois Vehicle Code (IVC) by establishing a 12-month license suspension and minimum fine of $1,000 for a motorist who, while texting and driving, causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement to another person.

 

The second law, Public Act 101-0470 also referred to as Mason's Law amends the IVC by establishing a 12-month license suspension for a motorist who, while violating the right-of-way at crosswalks and in school zones, causes serious injury to another person. “Distracted driving and the safety of pedestrians remain among our biggest challenges to get the number of traffic deaths where it should be: Zero,” said Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “I thank Gov. Pritzker for signing the bills.

 

These laws will make drivers think twice about the life-and-death decisions they make behind the wheel.” White also reminds drivers to be safe during the holiday weekend. “Celebrate the holiday weekend safely and responsibly by not driving distracted or impaired,” said White.

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Vermilion County Covid 19 update

Vermilion County adds an additional 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases.   We have 21 active cases.  (20 are home and 1 is hospitalized)
We have tested 6,000 people (5,936 were negative and 64 were positive).  We have currently tested about 8% of our population in Vermilion County.  For comparison, Illinois has tested about 12.7% and the US has tested about 10.2%

County Level COVID-19 Metrics - http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics<http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics>

Our new cases appear to also be travel related.  It is imperative to spread the word of the risks of traveling.

Testing Locations:

OSF – only testing symptomatic individuals and pre-op patients through a doctors order
Carle – Testing employees, First Responders, and Carle Patients – you do not have to be asymptomatic
Aunt Martha’s – testing anyone – walk-in, no out of pocket costs, every day during regular hours.

Mobile Units – We are looking at getting COVID-19 mobile testing units here in Vermilion County at 4 locations.  We will have more information about that when they are scheduled and locations are secured.  It looks like the middle of July is our target dates.  More information to come.
 

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Hoopeston Police Department Report 7/1/2020

Traffic Accident Hit & Run PI

Time: 12:14 PM

Location: Marathon Gas Lot: 714 W Orange Street

Unit 1: Poss White Dodge Pickup Truck

Unit 2: 1996 Chevy SUV w/Trailer driven by Patrick L Young (M) (64) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1: White Dodge Pickup Truck struck the back of the Unit 2’s trailer shoving it into the back of the SUV being driven. Unit 1 fled the scene of the accident. Unit 2 claimed that he was back having back pain would seek medical treatment on his own.

 

 

Burglary H20-2755

Time: 9:15am

Location: 113 E Main St(China Wok)

Details: HPD officer responded to a call for Burglary. Owner advised several items

were missing from the business. Investigation continues.

 

 

Breach of the Peace Constituting Disorderly Conduct (City) H20-2763

Time: 2:16PM

Location: 1200 blk of Daisy Ln

Complaint: 47 yr old female of Danville IN

Arrested: Konnor D Gonzalez(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Officers were dispatched to the above location in reference to a welfare

check. Officers found Mr. Gonzalez and transported him to HPD for

processing and later released on a City notice to appear

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