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WHPO Blog Archives for 2023-10

DANVILLE NATIVE ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF ICONIC CUSTARD CUP

 On 10/28/2023, The Custard Cup in Danville marked the close of its 74th season as the lights in its iconic sign turned off. But they are not off forever. Danville native and past Cup employee, Andrew Seibert announces his upcoming purchase of The Custard Cup, following his successful bid at last week’s auction for the beloved local dessert spot. “Ever since I first put on the gold apron 25 years ago, the Cup has always held a special place in my heart,” Seibert said. “When the news broke last month that it was to be sold, the lemon custard-loving kid in me felt called to ensure that it was preserved for generations to come. Never in a million years did I think I would actually have the winning bid!” With next year marking the long-standing business’ 75th anniversary, Seibert says he’s excited to celebrate that milestone, but his focus is on making sure the business is flourishing all the way to its centennial. “The Custard Cup has always been, and will continue to be, a source of great pride for everyone in the city of Danville and Vermilion County, and for all those, like me, who call it ‘home’ no matter where we roam,” shared Seibert, who currently lives in Chicago. Seibert, who grew up in Danville and worked at The Custard Cup in high school, knows the importance of local small businesses first-hand. Seibert’s father, Roger Seibert, owned Danville Omni Kolor, an automotive paint store, for 28 years until retiring in 2016. “I spent a lot of time at the store, after school and in the summers. I loved making the daily rounds with him to all the local body shops. Everyone would always ask ‘Is he going to take over someday?’ and we’d both laugh. But he taught me the importance of building genuine relationships with customers and going above and beyond to help them. And that’s something the Cup has done for 74 years, and we will continue to do for many years to come,” Seibert said. The opening date for the next season will be March 15, 2024. Customers can expect many of the same friendly faces behind the window and all their treasured flavors and treats. “There will be lemon. There will be cold fudge. There will be Green Rivers,” Seibert reassured, naming a few of the most popular menu items. The sale of the business will be finalized in late-November and more updates will be shared at that time.

First Financial Bank Collecting Food for Local Residents

First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC), its associates and community members are collecting food to be given to people in need. From November 6-17, nonperishable food items can be dropped off during normal business hours at its financial center in Hoopeston, at 323 E. Main St. At the completion of the food drive, associates in all financial centers will distribute the food to the community through local organizations. 

“Helping the communities we serve comes naturally to our team, and this is a fun, impactful volunteer effort that will benefit the neighbors who keep our communities vibrant,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial Bank. 

This is the second year First Financial has gathered food throughout its service area of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Last year’s drive collected more than 7,600 food items. 

First Financial’s approach of being proudly local continues to carry forward through local bankers and advisors who are friends, leaders and neighbors. During 2022 alone, First Financial and its associates gave more than 12,000 volunteer hours and over $4.3 million in donations. First Financial also recently completed its Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for 2018-2022 in which it reached $8.5 million in philanthropy, or 226 percent of the goal.  

About First Financial Bancorp.

First Financial Bancorp. is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As of September 30, 2023, the Company had $17.1 billion in assets, $10.6 billion in loans, $12.9 billion in deposits and $2.1 billion in shareholders’ equity. The Company’s subsidiary, First Financial Bank, founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its six lines of business: Commercial, Retail Banking, Investment Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Commercial Finance and Wealth Management. These business units provide traditional banking services to business and retail clients. Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate, brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $3.3 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2023. The Company operated 130 full service banking centers as of September 30, 2023, located in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois, while the Commercial Finance business lends into targeted industry verticals on a nationwide basis. Additional information about the Company, including its products, services and banking locations, is available at www.bankatfirst.com. 

Hoopeston Police Report 10/31/2023

Fire Alarm (Residential)

Time: 12:53 pm

Location: 900 block of Birch Lane

Details: HFD & HPD all responded to fire alarm activation from the large garage of the home. HPD arrived on the scene and home owner was there on the phone to the alarm company. No fire, it was a malfunction due to condensation in the garage.

 

Violation of Order Protection

Time: 12:11 pm

Location: 500 block W Elm St Hoopeston

Complainant: 57-year-old Hoopeston Man

Arrested: Cordes, Jacob S (M) (38) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded with the complainant over allegations of violation of the order of protect.

Subject was transported to HPD to be processed and later transported PSB to appear before the judge.

 

Theft (city) Delayed Entry H23-5959

Date/Time occurred: 10/26/2023 12:47am

Location: 700 blk N 7th St

Complainant: 25 year old Hoopeston male

Cited: Kelsey Roach (F) (23) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to the report of a stolen bike. Complainant advised officers that he

found his stolen bike in front of the place Ms. Roach lives. The bike was returned and

Ms. Roach was mailed a city citation with a city court date

Hoopeston Police Report 10/30/23

Speeding 43 MPH in a 25 MPH Zone (Citation #13336) H23-6004

Time: 3:24 PM

Location: W Orange St/S 6th Ave

Cited: Chloe A Alkire (F) (29) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for the listed violation. The above subject identified as the driver received a citation and notice to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court, then was released from the scene.

 

Speeding

Time: 3:49am

Location: E Orange St

Cited: Thad Finnell (30) (M) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Finnell was driving for a traffic violation. He was

ticketed for driving 48mph in a 35 mph zone. He was released from scene with traffic

citation and traffic court date.

 

 

Operating Uninsured Vehicle H23-6016

Time: 10:27

Location: 500 blk of N 7th ST

Cited: Tabitha Stephens(34)(F)of Hoopeston

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

given a ticket for operating uninsured vehicle. She was released from the scene with a

traffic citation and traffic court date.

2023 Jaycees' Toys for Kids Registration

Christmas is coming! The Hoopeston Jaycees will host registration for their annual Toys for Kids Project, which allows qualifying families to select new toys and stocking stuffers for children ages 0-12. Participation will be open to all residences within the Hoopeston Area School District, including Hoopeston, Rankin, East Lynn, Wellington, and Cheneyville. Income qualification will be based on the book waiver through the school district. Applicants must be parents and/or guardians, and are asked to bring proof of residency and children.

Registration will take place in person only at the Hoopeston First United Methodist Church (403 E. Main St.) on the following dates:

Saturday, November 4: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 11: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Please direct any questions to info@hoopestonjaycees.org or our Facebook page at “Hoopeston Jaycees”.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/27/2023

Operating Vehicle When Registration is Suspended (Citation #13108), Operating Uninsured Vehicle (Citation #13109) H23-5960

Time: 1:30 am

Location: S Dixie Highway/W Orange St

Cited: Richard J Gilkerson (M) (33) of Sheldon

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with suspended registration and the above subject identified as the driver. Mr. Gilkerson received citations for the listed violations and was released from the scene with a notice to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court.

 

 

Warrant Arrest (Vermilion County 2023MT220) H23-5972 2023-8913

Time: 1:39 PM

Location: 500 blk of W Elm St

Arrested: Jacob S Cordes(M)(38) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers made contact with Mr. Cordes and a computer search showed him to

have an active warrant. Mr. Cordes was arrested and transported to HPD for processing

and later transported to PSB to await arraignment.

 

 

Traffic Accident H23-5968

Time: 11:04 AM

Location: N Market St/E Wyman St

Unit 1: 2006 Ford driven by Micah J Mobley(47)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 while traveling Southbound on Market St struck the curb at the southwest corner of

Market Street and E Wyman. After striking the curb the vehicle then struck a power pole on the front passenger side headlight area. No Injuries, no citations were issued.

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF OCCUPANT RESTRAINT ENFORCEMENT PATROLS

Illinois State Police (ISP) Troop 7 Commander, Acting Captain Brian Dickmann, announces the results of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) held in Macon/Vermilion County during October. 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 64

Child Restraint Citations 1

Total Citations 96

Total Written Warnings 12

 

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.

Illinois Gaming Board Approves Three Casino Licenses at October Meeting

 

The Illinois Gaming Board (the "IGB" or "Board") licensed new casinos in Danville, Carterville and Chicago and renewed the existing license for the Argosy Casino Alton during today's October meeting.

 

At the meeting, the IGB issued new casino owners’ licenses to Danville Development, LLC d/b/a Golden Nugget Danville, Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, LLC d/b/a Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort and Bally’s Chicago Operating Company, LLC d/b/a Bally’s Chicago.

 

Before the Board voted on licensure, representatives from each of the casinos addressed the Board about their suitability for licensure, providing highlights of their respective operations since opening and sharing their future plans. In addition to licensing Bally’s Chicago, the Board also approved a request from Bally’s Chicago under Rule 3000.540(d) to operate its temporary casino at Medinah Temple for an additional 12 months, for a total of 36 months, while its permanent facility is constructed in Chicago.

 

“With today’s licensing actions, the IGB has opened and licensed five new casinos since November of 2021 in Rockford, Waukegan, Danville, Carterville, and Chicago in addition to its other regulatory and law enforcement work,” said IGB Administrator Marcus D. Fruchter. “During this period of unprecedented growth and expansion, the staff and Board Members of the IGB remained steadfast in our commitment to ensuring the ethics, compliance, integrity, safety, and transparency of Illinois gaming and we will continue to do so.”

 

The Board also renewed a four-year license for the Alton Casino LLC d/b/a Argosy Casino Alton following a license renewal hearing.

 

During the meeting, Administrator Fruchter announced that on October 17, 2023, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) adopted proposed Video Gaming Rule 1800.1750, which the Board adopted at the April 27, 2023 meeting. The new rule requires the posting of responsible gaming signage in all licensed video gaming locations in Illinois, which is consistent with the responsible gaming signage required at casinos and sportsbooks statewide.

 

Administrator Fruchter thanked JCAR for adopting the rule and assisting the IGB’s ongoing efforts to support responsible gaming. The final text of the adopted rule and approved signage text will be posted on the IGB’s website.

 

In addition, the IGB announced the completion of a study it previously commissioned on undue economic concentration in the video gaming industry. The purpose of the study was to review, analyze, and develop an approach for measuring undue economic concentration in video gaming under Section 25(i) of the Video Gaming Act and Video Gaming Rule 440. Christiansen Capital Advisors completed the study, which will be made available on the IGB’s website. The IGB will use the study’s findings and recommendations to advance its regulatory work to preserve an innovative, competitive, and robust market in Illinois.

 

“Complex and important issues surrounding undue economic concentration have been largely unresolved since passage of the Video Gaming Act in 2009, and this study is an important step for the IGB’s work in this space,” said IGB Administrator Fruchter.

 

At the meeting, the Board’s actions included:

 

For video gaming, the IGB approved licenses for:

o 92 video gaming locations

o 18 terminal handlers

o Two new terminal operators

 

The IGB denied licenses for:

o Six video gaming locations

 

For casinos, the IGB approved:

o Four owners’ licenses

o 51 key persons

o Seven Level 1 casino occupational licenses

o 87 Level 2 casino occupational licenses

o 83 Level 3 casino occupational licenses

 

The IGB denied licenses for:

o Six Level 2 and 3 casino occupational licenses

 

For sports wagering, the IGB approved:

o One new supplier

o Four key persons

o One Level 1 sports wagering occupational license

o 59 Level 2 sports wagering occupational licenses

 

For the online only master sports wagering license competitive selection process:

o Administrator Fruchter announced that the sole qualified bidder, DGC IL LLC withdrew its application effective October 24, 2023, meaning that the supplemental competitive selection process for an online only master sports wagering license under Section 25-45 of the Sports Wagering Act concluded without the issuance of any licenses.

 

The IGB will conduct it next scheduled regular meeting on December 7, 2023. Illinois is home to 15 casinos, 11 licensed sportsbooks, and a network of more than 8,400 licensed video gaming establishments.

Danville man jailed for 20 years, proof the "Safety Act" in Illinois won't work!

On October 17, 2023, Brandon Pluskis, formerly of Danville, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Charles Hall in multiple cases to a total of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Following his incarceration, Pluskis will serve 18 months of mandatory supervised release.

In Vermilion County case number 2020-CF-730, Brandon Pluskis plead guilty to Methamphetamine Possession, a Class 2 Felony. The Court heard evidence that in this case, Danville Police Department responded to a call of a man with a knife. The responding officer made contact with Pluskis. Upon a search of his person, Pluskis was found to be in possession of over 5 grams of methamphetamine. Pluskis was sentenced to 4 years Illinois Department of Corrections for this offense.

While on bond in 2020-CF-730, Brandon Pluskis was arrested and charged in 2021-CF-159, Possession of Firearm Without FOID Card, a Class 3 Felony. The Court heard evidence that on March 29, 2021, police responded to speak with the victim who stated Pluskis had made multiple threats to shoot the victim, banging on the door of the victim’s residence and then sending threats to the victim via text message. When the Danville Police Department located and interviewed Pluskis, he was searched and on his person police found a loaded .38 revolver. Pluskis was ineligible for a Firearm Owner’s Identification. In this case, Pluskis plead guilty and was sentenced to 4 years Illinois Department of Corrections.

In August of 2022, while on bond, Pluskis was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery With Firearm, a Class X Felony. In this case, the Court heard evidence that Pluskis was walking with an uninvolved third party when the victim rode by on his bicycle. Pluskis announced he was going to shoot the victim and then did so as the victim rode down the block. Pluskis fled the scene and the gun was not recovered. The victim was struck and fell off his bike, then walked for help. The police soon arrived and the victim was taken for medical treatment. Many witnesses identified Brandon Pluskis as the shooter and he was apprehended by the Danville Police Department shortly thereafter. Pluskis plead guilty to this offense and was sentenced to 12 years Illinois Department of Corrections, to be served at 85%.

The sentences, ordered by the Honorable Charles Hall, will be served consecutively for a total of 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy thanked the Danville Police Department for their work in these cases. She added, “Repeat offenders will be held accountable by my office. There are inherent risks to public safety when violent offenders are not held in jail until their case is resolved.”

Georgetown man locked up for 6 + years for Burglary

On October 13, 2023, Broc Tuggle, formerly of Georgetown, Illinois, was sentenced by the Honorable Charles Hall to six years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he plead guilty to the offense of Burglary, a Class 1 Felony. Following the sentence of imprisonment, Tuggle must serve 1 year of mandatory supervised release.

During the plea, the Court heard evidence that on May 16, 2023, Tuggle and a co-defendant entered into the well house located at 100 North Road, Ridge Farm, Illinois, without permission. While on the premises, Tuggle and his co-defendant cut a padlock, unplugged the power supply to the security cameras, and took items from the building with a total value greater than $2,000. In addition to being caught on camera, Broc Tuggle’s driver’s license was found lying near the entrance to the property.

State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy thanked the Ridge Farm Police Department for their diligent work in this case.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/23/23

Operating Vehicle with Expired Registration Plates or Sticker H23-5830

Time: 5:04 am

Location: S Dixie Highway/W Orange St Cited: Andrew A Austin (M) (44) of Watseka

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration. The above subject was identified as the driver. He received a citation and notice to appear in Vermilion County traffic court and was released from the scene.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/18/2023

Burglary of Auto H23-5703

Time: 08:07 AM

Location: 300 E Thompson Av Hoopeston

Complainant: 27-year-old Hoopeston Woman

Details: At the above time HPD was contacted reference to a car being burglarized overnight. Personal belonging was removed from the auto without the permission of the owner.

 

 

Trespassing H23-5720

Time: 5:00PM

Location: 700 blk of S 3rd ST

Arrested: Sarah E Garrison(40)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a female trespassing a residence.

Ms. Garrison was located and transported to HPD for processing and later released with a

City Notice to appear.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/17/2023

Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession w/intent of delivery,

Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Possession of Counterfeit Currency. H23-5604

Date of Incident: October 12, 2023

Time of Incident: 11:00 pm

Date of Arrest: October 16, 2023

Time of Arrest: 12:35 pm

Arrested: Alkire, Cole A (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details: At 12:13 pm the arrestee came to HPD to turn himself in for pending incident that had occurred on October 12. Subject was escorted to the booking area, processed, and later transferred to PSB in Danville to await his hearing on charges, determine his qualifications to be release or held.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/16/23

Driving while Registration Suspended, Operating uninsured vehicle H23-5659 Time: 5:50PM Location: 323 E Main St (First Finical Bank) Arrested: Jesse Armstrong(38)(M) of Melvin Detailed: HPD officers conducted a traffic stop and a computer search showed the registration to be suspended. Mr. Armstrong was given a Vermilion County Court Date for driving while registration suspended and no insurance.

 

Fire Call Time: 4:42PM Location: 500 blk of E Washington St Details: HFD and HPD were dispatched to the above area for a smell of gas. No injuries were reported.

 

Retail Theft H23-5611 Time: 09:40 AM Location: 415 S Dixie Hwy Hoopeston Dollar General Arrest: Irvin, Holly R (F) (43) of Hoopeston Details: At the above time, subject was observed by store employees stuffing items in a bag. She was taken into custody. Transported to HPD, processed and released with court date set for Danville.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/13/2023

Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Speed H23-5581 Time: 1:13am Location: S 6th Ave/W Washington Cited: Nathaniel Sims (M) (23) of Desoto, WI Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Sims was driving for a traffic violation. He was released from scene after he was given 2 traffic citations and traffic court date.

 

Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration for no insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Insurance H23-5597 Time: 5:12 pm Location: S Market St/E Maple St Cited: Kayla D Witherspoon (F) (26) of Hoopeston Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with the above subject identified as the driver. The vehicle was found to have no insurance and suspended registration. Ms. Witherspoon was sent citations by mail and a notice to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court.

 

Operating a Motor Vehicle w/ Suspended Registration for No Insurance H23-5601 Time: 8:49 pm Location: S Market/E Maple St Cited: Rosalba Miguel Nolasco (F) (48) of Rossville Details: HPD stopped the vehicle Ms. Miguel Nolasco was driving for a traffic violation. A computer check revealed the registration was suspended. Subject was given a citation and traffic court date and was released from scene.

 

Unlawful Acts Constituting Disorderly Conduct H23-5602 Time: 10:02pm Location: E Honeywell/N 7th St Complainant: 18 year old Hoopeston male Cited: Cole Alkire (M) (25) of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers were dispatched to HPD in reference to a report of harassment that occurred at the above location. The suspect, Mr. Alkire, was later found and given a city citation and city court date.

 

Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Operating Vehicle with Expired Registration Plates or Sticker Time: 2:04am H23-5561 Location: S 5th St/W Orange Cited: George Carswell (M) (58) of Hoopeston Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Carswell was driving for a traffic violation. A computer check revealed the plate was expired. Subject was given 2 traffic citations, a traffic court date and was released from scene. Fire Call (Gas Leak) Time: 1 PM Location: 500 block S 4th St Hoopeston Details: HFD responded to a report of a natural gas line rupture. Ameren was called and advised to respond also. 

Vermilion County State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy says, "Repeat offenders will be held accountable for their actions."

On October 6, 2023, Arian Clark, formerly of Danville, Illinois, was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Upon his release from prison, Clark will be required to serve six months of mandatory supervised release. After a one-day trial on July 18, 2023, a Vermilion County Jury found Clark guilty of Aggravated Driving While License Revoked. Evidence was presented to the Jury that on August 2, 2021 Clark was the driver of a vehicle that caused a rear-end collision on Poland Road in Danville. Clark initially exchanged insurance information with the victim, but tried to convince them not to call the police to report the accident. While the victim was calling 911, Clark left the scene before officers arrived. Officers from the Danville Police Department conducted an investigation and issued a citation to Clark for driving while his license was revoked. At a sentencing hearing on October 6, 2023, the Honorable Derek Girton, who also presided over the Jury Trial, delivered the sentence. Vermilion County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy stated, “Repeat offenders will be held accountable for their actions.”

Hoopeston Police Report 10/12/23

Loud Muffler Excessive Noise H23-5557

Time: 9:04 pm

Location: S Dixie Highway/W Penn St

Cited: 17-year-old Hoopeston male

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with the above subject identified as the driver. He received a citation for the listed violation and was given a notice to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court.

Glow Bingo – Party in the Barn Edition to Support Ag in the Classroom

Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation is hosting their 2nd annual Glow Bingo – Party in the Barn Edition on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Doors will open at the Georgetown Fairgrounds Banquet Hall at  5:30 pm, with the Bingo fun starting at 6:30 pm.

 

Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Tickets include a six-pack of Bingo cards for 10 games plus your dauber. Additional booklets along with special payout games will be available for purchase, along with drinks and food.

 

A VIP table for eight is offered for $250. In addition to your Bingo cards and dauber, extras will be provided that are perfect for a VIP.

 

Tickets can be purchased with credit card on Eventbrite (fees will apply). You can also purchase tickets in person with check or cash at the Vermilion Conty Farm Bureau office, 1905-C U.S. Route 150 (at Route 150 and Henning Road), Danville. Offices hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

 

All proceeds from the Glow-Bingo – Party in the Barn Edition will go to support the Ag in the Classroom program. Ag Literacy Coordinator Missy Buhr provides lessons on farming and food in every elementary school across Vermilion County.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/10/2023

Unlawful Depositing Garbage on Public Roadway H23-5525

Time: 6:44 AM

Location: 700 Block S 6th Av

Cited Person: Torres, Gerardo (M) (42) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD was requested that they respond to a person beating a garbage toter out in the middle of the street. Callers also stated that the person was throwing garbage all over the street. The subject that was mailed his citation, was found in the alley upon arrival of the police. Subject was released on the scene and advised he would be receiving a citation in the mail for Hoopeston City Court.

 

Trespassing H23-5503

Date of Incident: October 8, 2023

Time of Incident: 09:11 AM

Location: 112 Wine and Coffee Shop, 112 E Main St Hoopeston

Cited Person: Dailing, Paul L (M) (23) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD responded to complaint of a male subject who had previously barred from the property by the owners, was inside refusing to leave. Subject was located and informed again he is not welcomed at the establishment and not to return. He was told he would be receiving NTA to appear in Hoopeston City Court for Trespassing complaint. NTA was mailed to the subject at his residence.

 

Disobeying Traffic Control Device H23-5535

Time: 9:04PM

Location: 200 blk of N Market St

Cited: Bryce D Troxel(18)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers while on patrol conducted a traffic stop. Mr. Troxel was given a Vermilion

County Date for disobeying traffic control devices.

 

Disobeying Traffic Control Device (Citation #13543), Operating Vehicle with Expired Registration Plates or Registration Sticker (Citation #13544) H23-5537

Time: 11:42 PM

Location: E Penn St/S Market St

Cited: Eric A Trotter (M) (25) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with the listed subject identified as the driver who received the above citations. He was released from the scene with citations and notice to appear in Vermilion County Traffic Court.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/9/23

Noisy Animals Prohibited (CITY) H23-5452

Time: 12:08PM

Location: 600 blk of E Penn St

Cited: Eric S Stevens(50)(M) of Hoopeston

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

located and given a City Notice to Appear.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:49PM

Location: S Market St/E Chestnut St

Details: HFD and HPD both responded to the above location for a report of a gas line hit. Ameren was notified. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 7:14PM

Location: S Market St/E Chestnut St

Details: HFD was requested by Ameren to respond back to the scene.

 

Restraint of Dogs by Owner or Keeper (CITY) H23-5466

Time: 6:06PM

Location: 500 blk of E McCracken

Citied: Kayla R Petty(29)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of loose dogs. Ms. Petty

was located and advised she was getting a City Notice to appear in the mail.

 

Criminal Damage Over H23-5513 2023-8459

Criminal Damage Under H23-5519 2023-8460

Time: 10:24 pm

Location: S 2nd Avenue/W Washington St

Arrested: Travis M Anderson (M) (26) of Rossville

Details: At the above time and location, HPD located the listed subject who was a suspect for criminal damage over in the 600 block of W Orange St that occurred around 5:50 pm and criminal damage under in the 200 block of College Way that occurred around 7:57 pm. Mr. Anderson was taken into custody and transported to HPD for processing. He was later transported to PSB Danville, IL to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/9/23

Noisy Animals Prohibited (CITY) H23-5452

Time: 12:08PM

Location: 600 blk of E Penn St

Cited: Eric S Stevens(50)(M) of Hoopeston

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

located and given a City Notice to Appear.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 5:49PM

Location: S Market St/E Chestnut St

Details: HFD and HPD both responded to the above location for a report of a gas line hit. Ameren was notified. No injuries were reported.

 

 

Fire Call

Time: 7:14PM

Location: S Market St/E Chestnut St

Details: HFD was requested by Ameren to respond back to the scene.

 

Restraint of Dogs by Owner or Keeper (CITY) H23-5466

Time: 6:06PM

Location: 500 blk of E McCracken

Citied: Kayla R Petty(29)(F) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a report of loose dogs. Ms. Petty

was located and advised she was getting a City Notice to appear in the mail.

 

Criminal Damage Over H23-5513 2023-8459

Criminal Damage Under H23-5519 2023-8460

Time: 10:24 pm

Location: S 2nd Avenue/W Washington St

Arrested: Travis M Anderson (M) (26) of Rossville

Details: At the above time and location, HPD located the listed subject who was a suspect for criminal damage over in the 600 block of W Orange St that occurred around 5:50 pm and criminal damage under in the 200 block of College Way that occurred around 7:57 pm. Mr. Anderson was taken into custody and transported to HPD for processing. He was later transported to PSB Danville, IL to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/6/2023

Expired Driver's License Greater than 1 Year H23-5393

Time: 1:01am

Location: W Penn/S 6th Av

Cited: Jeff Chandler (M) (46) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers stopped the vehicle Mr. Chandler was driving for a traffic violation. A

computer check revealed he had an expired driver’s license. He was released from

scene with a traffic citation and traffic court date.

 

Tampering with Containers or Contents (city) H23-5399

Time: 4:54am

Location: 206 S 1st Av, Hoopeston Multi Agency

Cited: Max Jones (M) (51) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD found Mr. Jones sleeping in the dumpster at the Multi Agency with posted No

Trespassing signs. He was issued a city citation and released from scene.

 

Domestic Battery H23-5421

Time: 11:08pm

Location: 1200 blk Daisy Ln

Complainant: 38 year old Hoopeston female

Arrested: Kevin Lefever (M) (24) of Ludlow, IL

Details: HPD officers were dispatched to Daisy Ln for the report of domestic battery. Upon

an investigation, Mr. Lefever was arrested and transported to HPD to be processed. He

was later transported to the PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/3/2023

Criminal Trespass to Residence w/ Persons Present, Battery, Criminal Damage to Property

H23-5347 2023-8275

Time/Date Occurred:Oct 1 7:34pm

Time/Date Arrested: Oct 2 12:31am

Location: 500 blk W Elm

Complainant: 30-year-old Hoopeston male

Arrested: Israel Ramirez (49) (M) from Hoopeston

Details: HPD officers were called to the above location for a possible disturbance. Upon

investigation, Mr. Ramirez was named as a suspect for the above charges. He was

later located, arrested and taken to HPD to be processed. He was transported to the

PSB in Danville to await arraignment.

 

Found Property

Time: 9:20 AM

Location: N 4th St & E Seminary Av

Details: A Toshiba laptop was turned into HPD after it was found on the corner laying on the sidewalk. Owner will need to prove this laptop is their property.

 

 

Fire Rescue Call (Mutal Aid)

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: State Route 49 & 300 North Rd Iroquois County

Details: HFD was requested to respond due to Rankin Fire out on a Combine Fire, Iroquois County Police were at the scene of an accident with Injuries. HFD responded but were called off midway through response.

Hoopeston Police Report 10/2/2023

Driving Under Influence 11-501 (a) (2) (Citation #13104), Driving without lights when required 12-201(b) (Citation #13105), Driving in Wrong Lane (Citation #13106)H23-5318

Time: 1:07 am

Location: 200 block W Orange St

Arrested: Miguel Diaz (M) (44) of Hoopeston

Details: HPD observed a vehicle driving without lights when required and driving in the wrong lane. A traffic stop was conducted where the above subject was identified as the driver. He was found to be driving under the influence and was taken into custody and transported to HPD. After processing, he was released from HPD with citations and notice to appear in Vermilion County traffic court.

 

Fire Call

Time: 1:15 am

Location: 300 blk W Maple St

Details: HFD, HPD, Arrow ambulance, Rossville FD, Rankin FD, and Wellington FD responded to a structure fire. No cause of fire at this time, no estimates on Damage Costs.

 

Traffic Accident H23-5327

Time: 3:56PM

Location: S 6th Ave/W Orange St

Unit:1 2011 Toyota Camry driven by Debora Green(74)(F)of Hoopeston

Unit 2: 2022 Subaru driven by James T Underwood(39)(M)of Hoopeston

Details: Unit 1 was southbound on S 6th Ave came to the stop sign and proceeded through the

Intersection striking Unit 2. Both units were able to drive. Both units insured, No tickets

were issued.

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