Location: 300 Blk N Market st
Details: HPD responded for a theft report of a tablet. HPD will investigate.
Location: 300 Blk N Market st
Details: HPD responded for a theft report of a tablet. HPD will investigate.
Domestic Disturbance H22-4693
Location: 400 Blk N 3rd St
Details: HPD called to residence reference a domestic. Officers will continue to investigate and the Report was sent to the States Attorney’s office. No arrests were made at this time.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from eastbound Interstate 74 to Lynch Road in Danville will close Oct. 31. The closure is necessary for repairs to the I-74 bridges over Lynch Road. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 4. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements. For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.
Breach of Peace Constituting Disorderly Conduct (city ordinance) H22-4641
Location: 700 blk S 6th Av
Complainant: 52 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Gerardo Torres (41) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were called several times to the above location for Mr. Torres being loud.
The complainant decided to sign a complaint and Mr. Torres was arrested. He was taken
to HPD to be processed and was later released with a city citation and city court date.
Theft (city ordinance) H22-4638
Location: Parkview Court
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston female
Cited: Haley Edwards (F) (26) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was called to the above location for the report of a theft. Officers spoke to both parties
and Ms. Edwards was cited and given a city court date.
Location: 901 W Main St, HART Animal Shelter
Details: HFD and HPD responded in reference to a fire and burglar alarm. Alarm was found to be
false and building was secure.
Battery (city citation) H22-4633
Location: 800 blk E Wyman Av
Complainant: 22 year old Hoopeston male
Arrested: Alex Carrasquillo (M) (44) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was dispatched to the above location for the report of a civil disturbance. After
speaking to all parties, Mr. Carrasquillo was arrested of city ordinance violation of battery.
He was brought to HPD, processed and later released with a citation and city court date.
Driving on License Revoked Time: 3:53pm Location: State Route 1/W Penn St. Arrestee: Marci J Hartman (F)(44) of Hoopeston Details: While on patrol HPD officers observed a truck with no license plates. A computer search found her Illinois license was revoked. She was then cited and released with a county court date.
Time: 07:06 AM
Location: 200 block N Market Street
Details: HFD, HPD, RFD, and Wellington Fire all responded to report of a structure fire. House was vacant at the time of call, No report on damage at this time, No Injuries report.
Warrant Arrest H22-4588
Location: 301 W Main St, Hoopeston Police Department
Arrestee: Kristy L. Powers (F) (43) of Hoopeston
Details: Ms. Powers 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.
Location: 426 E Honeywell Ave (Centennial Manor)
Details: HFD was dispatched for an activated fire alarm at the above address. No report of fire or damage.
Time: 12:28 pm
Location: State Route 9 & State Route 1
Details: Vehicle fire was west of the intersection. Fire was put out prior to arrival, HFD responded and double checked the situation. No report of injury or damage.
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 136 in Danville will be closed Oct. 25-28. The closure is necessary for the Norfolk Southern Railway to repair its crossing between Washington Avenue and College Street in Danville and is expected to last two to three days. A detour will be posted. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment. Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 2,500 miles of highway and nearly 10 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Three of Rebuild Illinois included approximately $8.6 billion of improvements statewide on 4,422 miles of highway, 412 bridges, and 621 additional safety improvements. For more information on IDOT projects, click here. For IDOT District 5 updates, follow us on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict5 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on GettingAroundIllinois.com.
Traffic Accident H22-4508
Location: N 4th St/E Young Ave
Unit 1: 2003 Dodge Van driven by Claude Bridgman(35)(M)of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2010 Chevrolet HHR driven by Kalyn M David(32)(F)of Wellington
Details: Driver of Unit was North bound on N 4th St and was not paying attention when he entered into the intersection of N 4th St. and E Young Ave. when he was struck by Unit 2 in the driver side. Driver of Unit 2 was transported to Carle for treatment. Driver of Unit 1 was ticketed for Operating a motor vehicle with out insurance and disobeying a traffic control device
Time: 09:30 AM
Location: In the alley between E Maple and E Lincoln Street
Details: A Black Verizon Phone was found in the alley. Owner may come to HPD
And unlock the phone to prove ownership.
Fire Alarm Dispatched
Location: Carle Hoopeston Regional Hospital 701 E Orange St
Details: HFD was dispatched for an activated fire alarm at the Hospital.
No report of fire, or damage, believed to be a false alarm
Location: McDonald’s, 824 S Dixie HWY
Arrestee: Raquel L Torres, (F) (53) of Hoopeston
Details: Officers checked out with Arrestee, determined that she had an active warrant out of Kentucky. She was then arrested and transported to PSB in Danville to await Extradition to Kentucky.
Location: 300 Block of W Penn
Details: HPD Officer responded to the above location for a report of a stolen purse, investigation still continues.
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 10 Interim Commander, Acting Captain Bryan Pruitt, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Vermilion County during October. 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 8
Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related Citations 0
Speeding Citations and Warnings 17
Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 3
Total Citations 31
Total Written Warnings 8
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.
No Insurance Proof H22-4360
Time: 7:04 AM
Location: 600 block Euclid Av
Cited Driver: Martinez, Terra L (42) (F) of Hoopeston IL
Details: At the time of the call, HPD was notified of a reckless driver who came off State RT 9 onto Euclid Av. The unit left the roadway into a yard and then hit a tree as they were backing off the property.
Carnaghi’s Towing was requested for the unit which was towed unit the PNT Ordinance. No Injuries reported. Driver was released from the scene on citation for Vermilion County Courthouse Danville
Location: 101 W Main St, Tedd’s
Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above location for the report of a dumpster on fire.
Fire was extinguished.
Structure Fire Call
Time: 6:46 AM
Location: 418 E Young Av (Vacant House)
Details: At the above time, a motorist called 9-1-1 and advised that smoke was showing upon arrival of the first unit. HPD, HFD, and Arrow all responded to the call. No estimate of damage, no injuries reported.
On October 5, 2022, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 officials arrested Xavier Harris, 22-year-old male of Bradley, IL for two counts of Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), and two counts of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive (Class 4 Felony).
On December 29, 2021, at approximately 9:41 p.m., the Bradley Police Department responded to the Comfort Inn, 1500 north State Route 50, for reported dogs barking in an unattended vehicle which was parked in the parking lot. Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed. Officer Tyler Bailey was also shot and critically wounded. Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris were subsequently arrested for First Degree Murder.
On October 7, 2022 Xavier Harris was issued a bond of $75,000, 10% to apply. Harris is jailed at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, IL.
“Today’s charges are the result of our collective commitment to ensure that every individual who aided and assisted in the events of December 29, 2021, are held accountable. I commend the Illinois State Police for never giving up and for continuing to bring all involved to justice. Including the four offenders charged by Indiana authorities, this Defendant is the 7th to be charged overall.” – Kankakee County State’s Attorney, Jim Rowe.
ISP DCI Zone 3 is continuing to follow-up on all leads. ISP encourages the public to continue to provide information regarding this incident. You can call the ISP at 815-698-2315 or Crime Stoppers at 815-93-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous. To protect the integrity of the open and ongoing investigation, there is no further information at this time.
Retail Theft (City Ord)
Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy Dollar General
Arrested: Jessica L Matthews (F) (31) of Milford
Details: At the above time the complaint contacted HPD to respond to the above address referencing a theft. The arrestee was located and came to HPD where she was processed and released on notice to appear.
WHAT: Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: US Highway 150, just east of Olmstead Road, near Oakwood, Vermillion County
WHEN: October 5, 2022 at approximately 4:05 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1 – 2022 Red Dodge Charger
Unit 2 – 2020 Gray GMC Sierra Truck
DRIVERS: Unit 1 – 68-year-old male from Danville, IL – Deceased (Name release pending next-of-kin notification).
Unit 2 – Michael A. Palmer, 35-year-old male from Danville, IL – Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling east on US Highway 150, just east of Olmstead Road. Unit 2 was traveling west on US Highway 150 at the same location. Unit 1 was traveling behind a vehicle, passed it, and struck Unit 2 head-on. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounce deceased on scene. The driver of Unit 2 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. All lanes were reopened at approximately 7:25 p.m. The crash remains under investigation and no further information is available.
Driving while License Suspended H22-4316
Location: 700 blk of W Washington
Arrested: Brandon Grills (22) (M) of Hoopeston
Details: HPD officers were dispatched for a report of Civil Disturbance. Mr. Grills was located and a
computer search showed him to have a suspended license. Mr. Grills was arrested and
transported to HPD for processing and later released with a Vermilion County Court date.
Fire Rescue (Lifting Assistance)
Time: 12:56 pm
Location: 700 block W Main St Hoopeston
Details: HFD requested by Arrow Ambulance to assist in lifting a patient from the floor. HFD responded to the scene.
Traffic Accident H22-4325
Location: N 5th ST/ E Main
Unit 1: A 2015 Chrysler 200S driven by Meadow Blackwell (16) (F) of Hoopeston
Details: Driver of Unit 1 stated that she was North bound on S 5th St in the 100 block when a vehicle approaching her failed to dim their headlights. Driver of Unit 1 stated that she believed that car was close to the middle of the road so she swerved to the right and hit an Ameren utility pole. Vehicle was insured
and no tickets were issued.
Location: 200 Block of West Orange
Details: HFD responded at the request of HPD to assist in putting out an illegal burn.
Criminal Damage and Theft
Location: 300 Block of East Main
Details: HPD responded to the above address for the report of criminal damage and theft done to
vehicle. The Investigation continues.
The Vermilion County Coroner, Jane McFadden stated that a two vehicle accident that occurred early Sunday, October 2, 2022 on Catlin-Indianola Road in Indianola claimed the lives of Lee J. Hall, age 52, Felisha J. Hall, age 46, and their daughter, Madison G. Hall age 18 all of Oxford, Indiana.
Autopsies are is scheduled for tomorrow. The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and the Vermilion County Coroner’s office continue to investigate.
Traffic Accident (PD) Delayed Entry. H22-4253
Date: October 1st, 2022
Time: 08:13 AM
Location: N 7th St & E McNeil Av
Unit 1: 1994 Ford Mustang Driven by George K Carswell (48) (M) of Hoopeston
Unit 2: 2016 Nissan Altima Driven by Adrienne N Houmes (23) (F) of Hoopeston
Details: Unit 1 and Unit 2 both approached the intersection at the same time. Unit 1 failed to Yield at a posted intersection for their side of the intersection. Unit 2 had the right away travelling South bound. Unit 1 struck Unit 2 in front driver’s quarter panel. Unit 2 was insured. No Injuries report. Mr. Carswell was issued a citation for no valid insurance.
Driving while license suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle(Delayed Entry) H22-4245
Date and Time: 09/30/2022 8:35PM
Location: E Orange St/S Market St
Arrested: Kristy L Powers(43)(F) of Hoopeston
Details: While on patrol HPD officer observed a vehicle driving erratically. A Computer search
showed Ms. Powers to have a suspended license and no proof of insurance. Ms.
Powers was arrested and transported to HPD for processing and later released with
a Vermilion County Court Date.
Burning of Trash and Refuse(CITY) H22-4258
Location: 200 blk of S Dixie Hwy
Arrested: Randy S Dillon(39)(M)of Hoopeston
Details: HPD was advised of a small illegal burn. When Officers arrived Mr. Dillon was on
scene and given a Hoopeston City Notice to appear.
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