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Milford Man jailed for allegedly soliciting minor, traveling to Paxton to meet her

Paxton police arrested a Milford man early Wednesday after he allegedly solicited sex from a 15-year-old girl and traveled to Paxton to meet her.

About 8 1/2 hours after they began their investigation into the matter, Paxton police arrested Andy E. Leppard, 42, of Milford, around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday as he was inside his parked car in the 500 block of West Franklin Street, Police Chief Coy Cornett said.

Leppard was taken to the Ford County Jail, where he remained late Wednesday morning awaiting the setting of his bond.

Police arrested him on charges of traveling to meet a minor and indecent solicitation of a child, both Class 3 felonies, and solicitation to meet a child, a Class 4 felony.

Ford County State’s Attorney Andrew Killian had not yet filed formal charges as of late Wednesday morning.

“I am awaiting the full police report,” Killian said in an email, “but I anticipate a charging decision later this week.”

Cornett said that around 3:24 p.m. Tuesday, Paxton police initiated their investigation into Leppard’s alleged indecent soliciting of the teenager. On Tuesday night, Leppard allegedly drove to Paxton in a 2007 Ford Escort to meet the girl, Cornett said.

The car was seized by police under Article 36 of the Illinois Criminal Code, Cornett said.

Police also ticketed Leppard for unlawful possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle. Cornett said a small amount of cannabis was found inside a pill bottle in Leppard’s possession.

Leppard is due to appear in Ford County Circuit Court on the cannabis charge at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, court records show.

According to court records, Leppard is on probation in Iroquois County. Leppard was sentenced to four years of probation in August 2020 after pleading guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony.

His criminal history also includes a misdemeanor retail theft conviction from April 2019 in Iroquois County, for which he received court supervision and a fine.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/30/22

Warrant Arrest (Surrendered) H22-2769

Time: 10:20 AM

Location: Hoopeston PD 301 W Main St

Arrestee: Cade, Ryan L (M) (43) of Hoopeston

Details: The arrestee came to HPD and surrendered himself to be processed on warrant nbr: 20TR5264 FTA Status, subject came prepared with bond money. He was allowed to post bond and gave a new court date, and released from custody.

Hoopeston Police report Mob Action

Aggravated Battery and Mob Action H22-2760 and 2022-5612

Time: 10:03 pm

Location: 301 W Main St. (Hoopeston Police Dept.)

Arrested: 16-year-old Male Juvenile of Hoopeston

14-year-old Male Juvenile of Hoopeston

Ayasmeen R. Griffin (F) (20) of Hoopeston

Ayana P. Norey (F) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: An HPD Officer was flagged down in the parking lot of HPD. While speaking with an individual the above arrested subjects arrived and started an altercation. They were placed in cells and later taken the Public Safety Building and the Juvenile Detention Center in Danville.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/27/22

Warrant Arrest (20CM483) H22-2701

Time: 12:05am

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested: Renee Chandler (F) (48) of Hoopeston

Details: Ms. Chandler turned herself into the police department on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. She was arrested, processed and released after posting bond. She was given a new county court date.


Fire Call

Time: 8:38PM

Location: 19052 State Route 9(Nutrient Crop Production)

Details: HFD was dispatched to the above location for a smell of Anhydrous coming from a tank. HFD met with a representative of the plant to shut the tank off.


The Illinois State Police (ISP) is issuing $2 million in grants to local law enforcement agencies interested in a collaborative effort to reduce and prevent illegal possession and use of firearms, firearm related homicides, and other violent crimes.


Funding for these grants is possible through legislation Governor JB Pritzker signed into law providing for specific firearms enforcement funding.


“In the past two years, we’ve intercepted countless firearms off of our streets,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Even so, we are facing a gun violence epidemic. That means we must utilize every resource at our disposable to prevent the illegal possession and use of firearms before tragedy strikes our communities. With this funding, law enforcement will be equipped with the resources to reduce gun violence and keep Illinoisans safe.”


From 2020 through the end of April 2022, ISP stopped more than 88,000 unlawful attempts to obtain a firearm through firearm eligibility and compliance checks.


“ISP is now engaged in a firearms enforcement blitz across the state to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of those posing a clear and present danger to themselves or others,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly.  “With grant funding available to local agencies for firearms enforcement, we can have a greater impact on reducing gun violence and protecting our communities.”


Any law enforcement agency that conducts firearm enforcement operations can become a member of the Violent Crime Intelligence Task Force and is eligible to receive grants from the State Police Revocation Enforcement Fund. This State funding will help agencies conduct enforcement operations against individuals whose Firearm Owner Identification Card have been revoked or suspended as a result of being prohibited by law.


Grant applications will be available from July 1-31, 2022.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/24/22

Traffic Accident H22-2681

Time: 7:33PM

Location: W Main St/S Dixie Hwy

Unit 1: 2022 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Alicia M Irwin(44)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: Driver of Unit 1 stated that she was Northbound on S Dixie Hwy when she came to

the intersection of W Main St. an Unknown vehicle pulled off of W Main St heading

South on N Dixie Hwy. Unit one swerved into the center turn lane and swerved back toward her lane striking the utility/ Street light pole. No tickets were issued and Unit 1 was insured.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/23/22

Domestic Battery H22-2658 2022-5409

Time: 12:05 pm

Location: 300 Block E Seminary Av

Complainant: 28-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Arrestee: McKelvey, Andrew W (M) (35) of Paxton

Details: Female complainant file report and went for medical treatment after the arrestee had battered the female. Male was located in the 700 block S 4th Street where he was taken into custody. He was transported to HPD Processed and later transferred to Vermilion County Jail


The Illinois State Police (ISP) is warning of a growing trend involving large groups of motorist, which has become a problem in Kankakee and Iroquois county.  Participants of these groups are damaging roadways, driving recklessly and intimidating the public.  Law enforcement has received numerous complaints about these large groups loitering at various large parking lots and ISP, along with local law enforcement, is making arrests for these driving behaviors.


On June 20, 2022, at approximately 10:29 p.m., an ISP District 21 trooper responded to a report of a group of motorists driving recklessly through Iroquois County and ending at a local area high school parking lot. Upon arrival to the parking lot, a trooper observed a vehicle squealing tires and driving recklessly.  The trooper approached the vehicle, activated the emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.  The vehicle stopped and ISP subsequently arrested the driver, 23-year-old Tyler Lynch of Monee, IL, for Reckless Driving, Squealing or Screeching of Tires, Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land, Criminal Damage to Property greater than $500, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis by Driver. Lynch was transported to the Iroquois County jail for processing.

ISP District 21 and other local law enforcement will continue to arrest any future violators and ensure public safety. Illinois statute defines reckless driving as the willful or wanton disregard for the safety of a person’s life or property. The public is encouraged to call 911 if they observe any reckless driving.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/21/22

Fire Call (Illegal Burn) H22-2639

Time: 9:09pm

Location: 600 Block W Elm St.

Cited: Thad A Finnell (M) (29) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD observed an Illegal Burn and HFD was called to put it out. Mr. Finnell was cited for Illegal Burn.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/20/22

Domestic Battery H22-2558

Time: 06:29 AM

Location: 215 S Dixie Highway, Firestone Apartments

Complainant: 40-year-old Hoopeston Man

Arrestee: Hartman, Marci J (F) (44) of Hoopeston

Details: At the above time complainant contacted police reference to the arrestee being abusive and hitting him. Female was taken into custody on the above charge, transported HPD and later transferred to PSB Danville to await arraignment.



Time: 12:26pm

Location: Hoopeston Police Department

Arrested: Stacey L Brant (47) (F) (W) of Rossville

Details: HPD found damage to the CITY gas pumps on June 16th 2022. MS Brant was placed under arrest after Hoopeston investigators viewed the cameras, interviewed several subjects along with MS Brant.

Man dies in Iroquois County go-kart crash

A 53-year-old man from Cissna Park was killed on Tuesday after his homemade go-kart collided with an SUV.

The crash happened at the intersection of County Roads 1300E and 400N near Cissna Park. Sheriff’s deputies said James E. Trent was ejected from his go-kart in the crash and sustained serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital by Cissna Park EMS, but later died. The driver of the SUV, 36-year-old Joel M. Kaeb, also of Cissna Park, was not hurt.

The Illinois State Police is assisting the Iroquois County Sheriff’s deputies in investigating the crash.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/17/22

Structure Fire

Time: 6:30 AM

Location: 600 block W Elm St

Details: HFD, WFD, Rossville Fire, Rankin East Lynn Fire all responded to report of a structure fire

No report of injuries or report on damages.


Warrant Arrest (Iroquois Co. 2022CM1) H22-2546

Time: 3:07PM

Location: 101 W Main St (Tedd’s Beverage Shop)

Arrested: Sandy L Zarate(35)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were out with Ms. Zarate and a computer search showed her to have an active

warrant out of Iroquois County. Ms. Zarate was arrested and transported to HPD for

processing and later transported to Iroquois County jail by an Iroquois Deputy.


Assault, Disorderly Conduct H22-2553

Time: 8:16PM

Location: 1023 W Main St (The Pump)

Complaint: 34 year old Male of Hoopeston

Arrested: Eric S Stevens(49)(M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a disturbance. Mr. Stevens was

located and transported to HPD for processing and later released with a City Notice to appear.


Traffic Accident H22-2555

Time: 10:31pm

Location: 800 blk E Elm

Unit 1: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Caden Blackburn (M) (17) of Cissna Park

Unit 2: 2005 Ford F150 driven by Eric Savage (M) (16) of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was backing up southbound out of a driveway and back into Unit 2. No injuries

were reported and no tickets were issued.


Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermilion County during July. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.


Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 29

Child Restraint Citations 1

Total Citations 37

Total Written Warnings 11


Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation

Hoopeston Area Schools set registration for the 2022-2023 school year

Hoopeston Area’s Registration process for the 2022-23 school will be strictly online. Visit the district’s website and click on the black box that says RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION. All students that have ever been enrolled in our school district and ALL Kindergarten students that have PRE-REGISTERED are considered RETURNING STUDENTS. The registration link will be active for 72 hours (August 8th – 10th). Registration may be completed any time during this time frame. Please be watching for more information via mail the week of July 25th. The following dates and times are available office hours at each building if families need to pay fees by cash, submit a Book Waiver or pick up/drop off forms. Parents/ Guardians with no internet access may also visit the school during these dates and times to use a district laptop to complete the registration process.

Students directly certified for SNAP/TANF/Free Medicaid benefits by the State of Illinois and families that meet ISBE income guidelines for the Free lunch program qualify for Book Waivers.


Monday, August 8 Online Registration Office Hours at each building 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30


Tuesday, August 9 Online Registration Office Hours at each building 8:30-11:30; 12:30-6:00


Wednesday, August 10 Online Registration Office Hours at each building 8:30-11:30; 12:30-3:30



Early Childhood 25.00 25.00

K-12 50.00 50.00

MS/HS Extra-curricular Activity Fee 25.00 per activity Please note there is no maximum.


The following additional High School fees are due at registration:


? Driver Education: All 9th graders are required to take Driver’s Education. All freshmen will owe $50.00

for Classroom/Behind the Wheel instruction.

? Spanish I, II, and III students will owe $5.00 for an online workbook

? Health classes will owe $10 for CPR/AED training

? Accounting I and II will owe $35.00 for a workbook


? Health Physicals / Records: Illinois law requires all Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Sixth Grade, and

Ninth Grade students have current physical examinations on the Illinois Department of Public Health Form no later than August 19, 2022.

? Dental Exams: Illinois law states all children in Kindergarten, Second, Sixth, and Ninth Grades have a

dental examination performed by a dentist, as well as provide verification to the school office by May 15, 2023. Dental exams dated between November 2021 and May 2023 will meet this guideline.

? 12th Grade Students / Records: All incoming Seniors for the 2022-23 school year are required to have

a Meningitis shot prior to the first day of school in August. This is mandatory. Please provide documentation of this vaccination to the High School Office.

? Sports Physicals / Grades 5; 7-8; 10-12 Only: If planning to participate in sports, student athletes

will be required to have a sports physical prior to the 2022-23 school year.




Hoopeston Police Report 6/13/2022

Criminal Damage Over H22-2372 2022-5043

Time Reported: 4:05am

Date Reported: 6/9/2022

Time Arrested: 10:25pm

Date Arrested: 6/10/2022

Location: 200 block of S Dixie Highway

Arrested: Kayla R. Petty (F) (28) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of someone banging on a door in the above area. On 6/9/22. When Officers arrived, they observed a broken window and they were adv that it was Ms. Petty who had broken it. On 6/10/22 Ms. Petty was located and then transported to HPD where she was processed and later transported to the PSB in Danville.



Time: 08:43 am

Location: 400 blk W Lincoln Street

Suspect: Shannon L Miller (F) (44) from Hoopeston

Details: HPD called to above location to remove MS Miller from the residence. She has been warned to stay away from said property. Chief Tate issued MS Miller a city ordinance/ Notice to Appear for Trespassing.



Time: 4:00 pm

Location: 400 Blk W Lincoln Street

Suspect: Brandon P Grills (M) (22) from Hoopeston

Details: HPD called to above location to remove MR Grills from the residence. Subj was issued a city ordinance/Notice to Appear for Trespassing.

Vermilion County man locked up for 11 years on a Meth Charge

On June 2, 2022, Jeffery Pate, formerly of Danville, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Circuit

Judge Charles Hall to 11 years Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Delivery of Methamphetamine. Delivery of Methamphetamine between 5 and 15 grams is a Class 1 Felony punishable from 4 to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and I year of mandatory supervised release (i.e. parole).

On June 6, 2021, Jeffery Pate, was the subject of a covert investigation by a team of specially trained drug enforcement officers with Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group. VMEG had been conducting an investigation in the Hoopeston area. During the course of the investigation, Pate delivered approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover operative. The delivery of drugs by Pate was captured on video.

Hoopeston Police Report 06/6/2022


Time: 12:45

Location: Dollar General Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to a vehicle burglary. Victim reports her cell phone was taken out of her car while it was parked at above. The incident is under investigation.



Time: 13:55

Location: 1030 W Chestnut St IGA

Details: HPD responded to a vehicle burglary. Victim reports her wallet was taken out of her car. The incident is under investigation.


Warrant Arrest 22MT23 Ford County H22-2258

Time: 12:53am

Location: 700 Block of S 6th Ave

Arrested: Kurtis J Simpson (M) (37) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers made contact with Mr. Simpson and he was transported to HPD where he was later transported to Ford County Jail.


Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct 9.16.010 H22-2278

Time: 12:48am

Location: 1023 W Penn St. (The Pump)

Arrested: Joaquin A. Cardenas (M)(20) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of a fight in progress at the above location. Mr. Cardenas was transported to HPD where was processed and later released with a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.


Interference with Police Prohibited 9.04.020 H22-2278

Time: 12:418am

Location: 1023 W Penn St. (The Pump)

Arrested: Davion L. Colunga (M) (24) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD Officers responded to the report of a fight in progress at the above location. Mr. Colunga was mailed a citation for a Notice to Appear in Hoopeston City Court.


One of the first events of the summer is right around the corner. The Ford County Fair kicks off Sunday, June 12 and runs through Saturday, June 18.

The fair has been bringing entertainment to central Illinois since 1926. This year’s schedule promises to bring excitement for the entire family.

The fair opens Sunday, with the western horse show at 10 a.m. The jackpot gilt show starts at 5 p.m. that evening. Monday night features the annual fair queen pageant at 7 p.m. in the dance building, where four contestants will compete for the title of Miss Ford County.

The Little Mister and Miss Pageant starts at 5:30 p.m. in the dance building on Tuesday followed by the annual talent show at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday features a new event as Midget Wrestling Warriors bring their unique brand of entertainment to this year’s fair. The show promises to be action-packed from the opening bell to the final three-count. The action starts at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstand. Cost of the event is included in the fair admission price. Wednesday is also arm-band night on the midway with $10 armbands for the first 400 people.

Friday is concert night with Chris Janson headlining the evening.. Appearing with Janson are Shane Profitt and Drew Green. Tickets are available on the fair’s General admission is $25 in advance. Party Pit tickets are $40. After the concert, Seasonal Disorder will play in the new beer pavilion until midnight.

Old favorites also highlight this year’s fair. Truck and tractor pulls are featured in the grandstand on Thursday, June 16. The demolition derby closes out the grandstand entertainment on Saturday, June 16


In 2013, the Ford County Fair decided to add a live concert to their fair schedule. They weren’t sure if it would be successful or if it was something they would continue to do. Even though concert goers had to stand in the mud and rain that evening, the first concert with Dustin Lynch was a huge success and the beginning of a fair tradition.

This year’s concert will add to the long list of exciting entertainers coming to Melvin. Breakout country star Chris Janson headlines the fair’s concert on Friday, June 17. Rolling Stone magazine calls Janson a “live legacy in the making.” The high-octane performer is a platinum-selling recording artist with hits including “Drunk Girl” and “Buy Me a Boat.” Appearing with Janson are Shane Profitt and Drew Green.

Concert tickets are available on the fair’s website… General admission is $25 in advance. Party pit tickets are $40. All tickets include fair admission, parking and carnival rides. A special ticket, available only at the gate the night of the concert, is available for those 10 and under for $10 which also includes carnival rides. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show at 7:30. After the concert, the music of Seasonal Disorder will be in the new beer pavilion until midnight.

The concert would not be possible without the support of several sponsors. This year’s concert sponsors include A. Gooden Concrete, Alamo/Rhino Ag, Biggs Lawn Care, Birkeys, Cargill, Dekalb/Asgrow, Dogtown Heating & Air Conditioning, Drummer Creek Catering, Fosters Mechanics, Gibson Area Hospital, Heritage FS, Hicksgas, Hicks Motors, Murdock’s, Nutrien, Paxton Hardware, Paxton Redi Mix, and Pioneer.

More information on the fair can be found on their website,, and on their Facebook page.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/3/2022

Traffic Accident H22-2233

Time: 5:06PM

Location: 702 W Main St(Treasured Roots)

Unit 1: 1997 Ford F150 driven by William H Mills(71)(M)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2011 Dodge Avenger driven by Regan L Weber(19)(F)of Hoopeston

Details: Driver of unit 1 stated that he was backing out of the parking lot and did not see the vehicle

of unit 2 as Unit 1 was backing up and struck the side of Unit 2. No injuries were reported,

no tickets issued, both units are insured.


Mutual Aid Fire Call (BFD in Henning, IL)

Time: 10:04 pm (Delayed Entry)

Date: June 1, 2022

Location: 200 Block of S Main St, Henning, IL

Details: Responded to a Mutual Aid request for Bismarck Fire Protection District, to assist with a structure fire that was occurring. HFD responded with equipment and manpower to help contain the fire.

HFD Cleared the call at: 11:52 pm on June 1, 2022



Criminal Damage to Property H22-2227

Time: 08:50AM

Location: 800 E Washington St Hoopeston

Complainant: 28-Year-old Hoopeston Woman

Details: At the above time, the complainant reports that person(s) unknown had done damage to




Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County) & Retail Theft H22-2220

Date of Incident: June 1, 2022 (Delayed)

Time of Arrest: 8:30 PM

Location: Dollar General, 415 S Dixie Highway, Hoopeston

Arrestee: Weston, Stacey E. (F) (33) of Rockaway Beach, MO

Charges: Arrested for Retail Theft & VC Arrest Warrant 2009CM1375 FTA

Bond Posted: $400 Cash bond required

Details: HPD was requested to respond to the Dollar General on Dixie Highway reference to subject had stolen items from the store and were still on the lot. Upon arrival police approached subject whom was found in possession of stolen property, and also charged with warrant incident also. Subject was transported to HPD Processed and later released after posting required bond.

Iroquois County Jail death cause

 Iroquois County Coroner William Cheatum recently released the results of a toxicology report after an inmate was found dead in the Iroquois County Jail last month.

On May 12, an autopsy was completed in Champaign County on 32-year-old Apolinar Solis Jr. of Hoopeston who was found unresponsive at the Iroquois County Jail earlier that morning.

Solis was in the process of being booked into the jail on an outstanding Newton County , Indiana, arrest warrant at the time of his death.

Preliminary autopsy findings showed there were no unidentified natural diseases present and no evidence of significant or internal trauma that caused Solis’ death.

Upon receipt of Solis’ toxicology report, the Forensic Pathologist has ruled his cause of death to be “Acute Toxicity of Cocaine and Methamphetamine due to Cocaine and Methamphetamine Abuse.”

Potomac man gets 5 1/2 years in prison for probation violations

 A Vermilion County man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in state prison for violating the terms of his probation from a previous drug case.

Judge Matt Fitton imposed the sentence on Kenneth L. Armstrong, 44, whose last known address was in Potomac, during a May 25 hearing in Ford County Circuit Court.

In January, Armstrong pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver — charges that stemmed from his arrest in August 2020 — and was sentenced to 180 days in the Ford County Jail and placed on three years of probation.

A petition to revoke his probation was filed the following month alleging Armstrong committed new offenses within weeks of being released from the jail. At a March 15 hearing, Ford County State’s Attorney Andrew Killian successfully proved the violations of the probation order, and the case was set for a May 3 sentencing hearing.

However, Armstrong’s public defender, David Rumley, then left his position as a Ford County public defender to become the public defender in Logan County. As a result, the sentencing hearing was pushed back to May 25 so that Ford County Public Defender Harvey Welch could appear with Armstrong.

In seeking a sentence of six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, Killian noted Armstrong’s failure to comply with prior sentencing orders, his violations occurring within weeks of his release from jail, and the need to deter others from distributing methamphetamine.


Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Vermilion County during May. These sTEPs allowed the ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.

Violations Enforcement Activity

Occupant Restraint Violations 9

Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related Citations 0

Speeding Citations and Warnings 26

Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 1

Total Citations 36

Total Written Warnings 15


Driving the posted speed limit, sober, not distracted, and buckled up will save your life and the lives of many others. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Commander, Captain Ryan Starrick, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Vermiloion County during May. These OREPs provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle occupants were buckled up.


Violations Enforcement Activity

Safety Belt Citations 27

Child Restraint Citations 5

Total Citations 40

Total Written Warnings 8


Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Hoopeston Police Report 6/1/22


Time: 11:35 AM

Location: 200 N 6th Avenue Hoopeston

Arrested: David, Bradley S (M) (36), Homeless Person

Details: At the above time the arrestee was taken into custody on Warrant from Iroquois County,

FTA Possession of Meth. Iroquois County Sheriff came to HPD and picked up the subject t

To the Jail at Watseka.



Retail Theft H22-2190

Time: 4:18PM

Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy(Dollar General)

Arrested: Dionta D Bradley(M)(20)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above address for a report of items taken from the

Store. Mr. Bradley was located and transported to HPD for processing and later released

with a Vermilion County Court date


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