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15-Year-Old Gilman Girl Is Missing

A 15-year-old Gilman girl is still missing after being reported gone from her home by her mother at 10:45 Friday night. The girl, Diamond Kohl, is a 5-2, 135-pound white female with brown hair and eyes. Her mother, Tiffany Martinez, called Gilman police Friday night to report Diamond was not at home. Gilman police said there is a 12-hour period of time when she could have left the house at 321 N. Central in Gilman. She left medicine behind, but none is said to be critical. She took a big blue duffel bag. Anyone who sees Diamond is urged to call the county sheriff at 432-4918 or call Gilman city hall

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Watseka Police Department News Release 08/02/2017

1. Joseph P. Anderson, 37 of Watseka was arrested on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 2:44 P.M. in the 1700 block of E. Walnut St. on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with Possession of a controlled substance. Anderson was also charged with a new count of Possession of a controlled substance, and Possession of a hypodermic needle. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8-2-17

On August 1st, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael J. Birch, age 43, of Stookland. According to police reports, Birch was charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and speeding, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond. 
 
On August 1st, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1500 E. near 1150 N, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Sean C. Graham, age 30, of Taylorville IL, was exiting a private drive in Woodworth when he became distracted by an insect flying around inside the vehicle. Graham's vehicle crossed 1500 E. and struck a mailbox on the east side of the roadway. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. 
 

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Watseka Enforcement Team News release 08-01-17

The Watseka Police Enforcement team, in cooperation with Iroquois County Sheriff's Department and the Iroquois County States Attorney's office conducted a two day investigation regarding the illegal sale and production of narcotics in the Watseka area that led to the arrests of 4 local residents. Arrested were: 
Octavio J Alejandre, 30 Watseka. Alejandre was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a hypodermic needle and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Patrick M Laird, 41 Watseka. Laird was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with Unlawful Methamphetamine conspiracy, Unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste. Tyson H Gass, 39 Watseka. Gass was wanted on an Iroquois county warrant charging him with Unlawful methamphetamine conspiracy, Unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine making materials and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine manufacturing waste. Gass was also wanted on two unrelated Iroquois County warrants and another Indiana warrant. 
Crystal H Cavazos, 34 Watseka. Cavazos was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance, 
All four individuals were transported to the Iroquois County jail. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. 

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Watseka Police Department News Release 07/31/17

1. Charles M. Hopkins, 66 of Sheldon was ticketed on Monday July 31, 2017 at 4:14 P.M. for No valid driver's license, after he was stopped on N. 2nd St., near W. Oak St. for improper lane usage. He posted bond and was released,
 
2. Travis L. Houser, 26 of Watseka was arrested on Sunday July 30, 2017 at 11:50 P.M. in the 500 block of E. Walnut St. for Retail theft from Walmart earlier in the day. He was transported to 1CSD jail where he awaits a court appearance.
 
3. Rebecca A. Clark, 38 of Watseka was arrested on Monday July 31, 2017 at 12:36 A.M. in the 300 block of N. 6th St. for Retail theft from Gas Depot on July 29, 2017. She posted bond and was released.
 
4. Police took a report in the 700 block of E. Mulberry St. of a bicycle that was stolen in the 100 block of E. North St. on Sunday July 30, 2017 between 5:30 A.M. and 12:00 noon. 
 
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IROQUOIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S POLICE July 27, 2017

On July 24th, 2017 Justin E. Johnson age 37 of Gilman turned himself in to Iroquois County Jail. Johnson was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant for Theft. Johnson remains at Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond. 
 
On July 26th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Shayne A. Weber age 24, of Buckley. Weber was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant for Aggravated Battery. Weber was transported to Iroquois County where he later posted the required bond and was released. 
 

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Watseka Police Department Release 07/26/2017

1, Jacob N. Westerhoff, 40 of Watseka was arrested on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 6:59 P.M. in the 600 block of 5. 5th St. for Aggravated domestic battery, after Police were called to a residence there for a disturbance. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance. 
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Watseka Police Department News Release 07/25/2017

1. Rodney S. Alfo 27 of Watseka was ticketed on Monday July 24, 2017 at A.M. for speeding on N. Jefferson St. near W. Main St.  He posted bond and was released.

 

2. Pamela J. of Watseka was ticketed on Tuesday July 25, 201 9:14 A.M. for Speeding on E. Elm St. near 6th Street. She posted bond and was released.

 

3. Melinda R. Miller, 35 of Watseka was arrested on Monday July 24, 2017 at 2:46 P.M. on W. Walnut St. near Victory St. for Driving while license suspended, She was stopped after an Officer recognized her and was aware that her driver's license was suspended. She was transported to ICSD jail where she was also charged with Theft under $500 after an investigation into another incident. She awaits a court appearance.

 

4, Amanda J. Graham, 21 of Chebanse and a 17 year old Watseka juvenile were arrested on Monday July 24, 2017 at 5:08 P.M. on N. Kay St. near W. Walnut Street after the vehicle that Graham was driving was stopped for Speeding and an equipment violation. Both subjects were charged with Possession of hypodermic needles and tickted for possession of under 2.5 grams of cannabis. Graham was also ticketed for Speeding. Both subjects were transported to ICSD jail where Graham later posted bond and the juvenile was released to a parent

 

5. Ashley R. Collins, 21 of Watseka was arrested on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 1:15 P.M. on N. 2 St. near W. Hickory St. on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with FTA-Possession of cannabis under 2.5 grams. She was also charged with Criminal trespass to railroad property, resisting a Peace Officer, and Possession of a hypodermic needle, after she ran from Police but was apprehended after a short chase. She was transported to ICSD jail where she awaits a court appearance.

 

6, Brittany A. Kendziorek, 24 of Watseka was arrested on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 1:25 P.M. for Theft under $500 after she was observed loading scrap metal from railroad property in the 100 block of E. Walnut Street, She posted bond and was released, 

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Iroquois County Storm Damage

Between 01:00 and 02:00 on 22nd July, a line of storms traveled through Iroquois County causing damage. This consisted of mostly downed trees, utility poles, and electric lines, but also includes three damaged homes in Martinton, IL, two of which had portions of their roofs torn off. Local fire departments, electric company, restoration business, and EMA have been coordinating to resolve the situation. Most of the electricity outages in Iroquois County have been restored, and the rest are expected to be completed this morning.
 
No injuries have been reported at this time.
 
The exact cause of the damage in Martinton has not been confirmed yet. EMA and the National Weather Service are working together to determine what type of storm pattern caused the damage to the homes.
 
As the sun rises, more damage reports are expected. EMA will continue to monitor the situation.
 

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FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH

Lake Village (July 23, 2107 7:50am)
 
On July 22,2017 at approximately 4:27 P.M. Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on State Road 10 near 1050 North.
 
 Preliminary investigation by Deputy Fellmy indicates a 2014 Harley Davidson driven by a 56 year old male from Wilmington, Illinois was traveling west on SR 10 and left the roadway for unknown reasons resulting in the crash.
 
 The  54 year old Tammy Johnson, from Lafayette, Indiana was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver was transported to Riverside Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
 
All names are being withheld pending family notification. 
 
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.  No other vehicles were believed to have been involved.
 
 Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner, Indiana DNR, Lake Township Fire Department, and Village Motors.
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Watseka Police News July 20, 2017

1. Larry D. Fleming, 55 of Danville was ticketed on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 5:16 P.M. for Driving while license suspended, after he was stopped on E. Walnut St. at 5th St. for having no front registration plated. He posted bond and was released.
 
2. Scott A. Pawelczak, 32 of Watseka was ticketed on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 8:02 P.M. for Operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, after he was stopped on N. 3rd St. at Oak St. for an expired registration sticker. He posted bond and was released.
 
3. Angelo Hamilton, 44 of Chicago was arrested on Sunday July 16, 2017 at 3:53 P.M. in the 200 block of E. Fairman for Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance. 
 
4. Geoffrey W. Fisher, 41 of Watseka was arrested on Thursday July 20, 2017 at 2:55 P.M. in the 100 block of E. Elm St. for Domestic battery, after Police were called to a disturbance at a residence there. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance. 
 

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IROQUOIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S POLICE July 20, 2017

On July 18th, 2017 Gilman Police arrested Kathy j. Bertrand age 44, of Watseka. Bertrand was charged with Theft. Bertrand posted the required bond and was released.

 

On July 20th. 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's arrested Bryan J. King age 40, of Cissna Park, King was arrested for Domestic Battery. King remains at Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 7-19-17

July 18th, 2017 On July 18th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nicholas J. Floyd, age 25, of Bourbonnais, IL. Floyd was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for violation of an order of protection. He was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond. 
 
Onarga PD: 
 
On July 16th, 2017 Onarga Police arrested Brett A. Studer, age 18, of Onarga, IL. Studer was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failing to appear on a prior battery charge. He was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released. 
 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police June 28, 2017

IROQUOIS COUNTY  SHERIFFS POLICE 
 
June 28th, 2017 On June 27th, 2016 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested James J. Woolsey, age 52, of Ashkum, IL. According to police reports, Sheriff's Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Main St. in Ashkum, IL in reference to a domestic altercation. After a brief investigation, Woolsey was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail. He was charged with domestic battery and was found to have an active Kankakee County warrant for failing to appear on a reckless driving charge. He remains at the Iroquois County Jail awaiting a court appearance. 
 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police June 27, 2017

IROQUOIS COUNTY SHERIFFS POLICE 
 
June 27th, 2017 
 
On June 26th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2230 E. near 1875 N. According to the police report, a vehicle driven by Douglas V. Withaft, age 26 of Watseka was traveling north on 2230 E. when he lost control on the freshly tar and chipped roadway. Withaft's vehicle entered the ditch on the east side of the roadway and overturned. Withaft was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. No citations were issued. 
 
On June 26th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle car vs. deer accident on Co. Rd. 2850 N. near 1750 E. According to the police report, a vehicle driven by Kaitlyn M. Dewitt, age 24 of Martinton, was traveling west on 2850 N. when several deer entered the roadway and struck Dewitt's vehicle. Dewitt's vehicle sustained over $1500 in damage, and no injuries were reported. 
 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police June 23, 2017

NEWS RELEASE 
 
June 23, 2017 
 
Business Phone (815) 432-6992 Fax (815) 432-6996 
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Iroquois County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Sheldon Police Department, arrested Melissa J. Emery, age 44, of Sheldon, IL, following an investigation in to a residential structure fire at 440 E. Center St. in Sheldon during the morning's early hours. Ms. Emery, who owns the home, was arrested after investigators determined the fire to be the result of arson. Ms. Emery was taken in to custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was charged with Residential Arson, a Class 1 Felony. On Thursday, June 22, the Sheriff's Office arrested a 17 year-old juvenile from Sheldon on similar charges. Ms. Emery remains In custody at the Iroquois County Jail awaiting a court appearance, while the juvenile was detained pending a future court date. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. 
 

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Watseka Police News for 6-22-17

Watseka Police Department News Release
 
06/22/2017  
 
1. Police investigated an accident which occurred on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 3:40 P.M. on W. Walnut St. at the intersection with N. Kay Street. A vehicle driven by Alicia N. Salvador, 31 of Watseka was west bound on Walnut St, and stopped for a train. She then decided to back up and go a different route, but did not realize that a vehicle driven by June L. Kilgore, 65 of Watseka was stopped behind her, and she backed into Kilgore's vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.
2. Logan W. Yates, 18 of Watseka was ticketed on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 12:07 A.M. for No valid driver's license, No valid registration, and Improper display of registration after he was stopped on E. Walnut St. near 6th St. for having no front registration plate on his vehicle. He posted bond and was released.
3. Jonathan M. Wielert, 28 of Sheldon was ticketed on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 5:23 A.M. for Speeding on Walnut St. near grid Street, He posted bond and was released,
4. Scott J. Baker, 45 of Watseka was arrested on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 11:43 P.M. in the 300 block of W. Victory Av, for Criminal trespass to residence and Possession of a hypodermic needle, after Police observed a door on a vacant residence standing open and discovered Baker inside. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance.
5. James L. Munson, 41 of Watseka was arrested on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 8:02 P.M. in the 200 block of W, Walnut St. for Aggravated domestic battery. He was arrested at the conclusion of an investigation into a battery that occurred on Sunday June 18, 2017 at 12:07 A.M. in the 200 block of W. Fairman Avenue. He was seen walking along Walnut St. and was taken into custody. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance.
6. Police were called to the 800 block of W. Lafayette St. on Sunday June, 18, 2017 at 9:56 P.M. to take a report of a stolen cell phone from a vehicle.
7. Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of N. 5th St. on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 9:24 A.M. to take a report of a vehicle that was stolen from a residence there sometime between the hours of 10:00 P.M. Wednesday evening and 9:20 A.M. Thursday morning. At around noon on Wednesday the vehicle was recovered by Police in Kankakee County and two suspects were taken into custody. 
 
 
 
 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 6-20-17

News Release
 
June 20th, 2017 
 
On June 19th 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police returned from Newton County In. Jail with Ronald J. Povero age 34 of Earl Park In.. Povero was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant for Aggravated Battery. Povero was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in Lieu of bond. 
 

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Iroquois County Tax Due Date

County Treasurer, Mindy Kuntz Hagan, announced that the deadline to pay the first installment of the 2016 payable in 2017 Iroquois County real estate taxes without penalty is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  After that date, 1 ½ percent penalty on all property must be added to the first installment each month it remains unpaid according to the Illinois State Statutes. 
 
The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To avoid waiting in line, you may also pay by mail, or at any bank in Iroquois County including Iroquois Federal, Commonwealth Credit Union and First State Bank of Forrest in Onarga.  If you pay in person, please bring the entire bill if you want a receipt.  If you mail your payment and wish to have a receipt, you must enclose the entire bill plus a self-addressed stamped envelope.
 
There is also a drop box at the Administrative Center near the entrance of the 911 Center for payments.  

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Watseka Police News June 15-18, 2017

06/15/2017 
 
Watseka Police Department News Release 
 
1. Police investigated an accident which occurred on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 8:25 A.M. in the IMH parking lot, A vehicle driven by Michael Z. David, 17 of Morocco was driving through the lot, when a vehicle driven by Albert J. Day, 84 of Watseka struck David's vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.
2. Police were called to the Big R store for a theft that occurred on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at approximately 6:00 P.M. Two male subjects entered the store and left with an item valued at over $1,000 without paying for the item. Anyone with any information about the theft is encouraged to contact the Watseka Police Department,
3. Police were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of S. 5th St. on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. for a robbery of a subject in theft residence. The victim knew the suspect and allowed them into their residence, when the suspect suddenly grabbed the resident's wallet and fled the scene. Police are still looking for the suspect. 
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June 16, 2017
 
1. Tiffany Taden, 25 of Kankakee was issued a citation for driving with a suspended driver's license. After a traffic stop on W. North and Jefferson St. at 10:25 PM on Thursday. She posted bond and was released. Her passenger, Rakeem Roberts, 26 of Romeoville was arrested on a LaSalle County warrant for FTA on a burglary charge. •
2. Heath Smith, 51 of Watseka reported a traffic accident that occurred on Veterans Pkwy. He reported that he was distracted from outside of the vehicle and hit the curb, flatting the tire, then drove over a fence and a sewer tile. Causing damage to Jay Morris Trucking property in excess of $3,000.00. 
 
June 18, 2017
 
1. Kenneth D. Sutherland, 22 of Milford was ticketed on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 1:16 P.M. for Driving while license suspended, after he was stopped on E. Walnut St. near 6th Street, He posted bond and was released.
2. Vance W. Trumann Jr., 33 of Milford was arrested Friday June 16, 2017 at 7:53 P.M. on E. Walnut St. near Brianna Drive on a Vermillion County warrant charging him with FTA — Possession of Methamphetamine after he was stopped on E. Walnut St. near Brianna Drive. He was stopped after an Officer ran the plate on the vehicle he was driving and it returned suspended for mandatory insurance violation, He was transported to ICSD jail where he was also ticked for the suspended registration and driving while license suspended. He awaits extradition to Vermillion County.
3, Cortez M, Lewis, 32 of Watseka was arrested on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 5:36 A.M. in the 200 block of W. Park Av. for Aggravated domestic battery, after Police were called to a residence there for a disturbance. He was transported to ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance,
4. Jeremy A. Lehnig, 27 of Watseka was arrested on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 7:04 P.M. on Elm St. near Brianna Drive, after Police were called to a business in the 700 Block of W. Walnut St. for a disturbance.  Lehnig had left the scene, but was located a short time later on Elm Street.  He was transported to ICSD Jail where he awaits a court appearance.
 
 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police June 16-18, 2017

June 16th, 2017 
 
NEWS RELEASE
 
On June 15th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Holly S. White, age 42, of Watseka, IL. White was charged with retail theft under $300 after Sheriff's Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a suspected theft of store merchandise. She was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released. Watseka Police assisted with the case. 
 
News Release
 
June 19th, 2017 
 
On June 16th 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Dennis. R. Goodman age 44 of Grant Park. Goodman was wanted on an outstanding , Iroquois County Warrant for Domestic Battery. Goodman was transported to Iroquois County. Jail where he remains in Lieu of bond. 
 
On June 17th, 2017 Iroquois County Shc riffs Department investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of 1850 E. and 3000 N. Rd. According to the police report John C. Oder age 62 of MartintOn was traveling North on • 1850 E. when he failed to notice the road, clo.sed sign at the intersection. Oder abruptly maneuvered to avoid the sign and lost control causing his vehicle to overturn. Oder sustained minor injuries and was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Oder's vehicle sustained over $1,500 in damage. 
 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police June 12&13, 2017

June 12th, 2017 
 
On June 9th; 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Cully R. Vogt, age 31, of Morocco, Indiana, Vogt was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois. County warrant charging him with failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance. Vogt was aware of his warrant, and turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released. 
 
On June 10th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a car vs deer accident on Co. Rd. 200 N. near 180 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Tiffany M. Catalano, age 45, of Loda was traveling west on Co. Rd. 200 N. when a deer entered the roadway and struck her vehicle on the driver's side. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued, 
 
On June 9th, 2017 Sheldon Poke arrested Tanya J. Hillard) age 31, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Hillard was charged with criminal damage to property under $500. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released. 
 
On June 12th 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Investigated a single vehicle accident on 2850 E.. Co. Rd just South of 1200 N, Rd. According to the Police report,- Melissa Thompson age 22, of Donovan was traveling North bound on Co. Rd. 2850 E. when Thompson stated that she swerved to miss the deer and entered the road ditch striking a utility pole. Thompson's vehicle received over $1,500 in damage. Thompson was transported by Milford EMS to Iroquois Memorial Hospital where she was treated and later released. 
 
On June 12th 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Investigated a car vs. deer traffic accident on 3400 N. Co. Rd n.ear .600 E. Co. Rd. According to the Police report, Cassandra J. Royal age 34, of Chebanse was traveling East bound on Co. Rd. 3400 N.. near 600 E. when a deer entered the roadWay.,Royal was unable to avoid the deer and struck the deer with the front of the vehicle causing over $1,500 in damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations issued. 
 
On June 12th 2017 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Gerald R. Johnson age 50 of Donovan. Johnson was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property. Johnson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released. 
 

 

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Watseka Police News for 6-8-17

Watseka Police Department News Release 06/08/2017 
 
1. Ashley M. Tincher, 31 of Martinton was ticketed on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 1:24 A.M. for Operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, and for having no front registration plate after she was stopped on N. 3rd St. near Hickory St. for the missing plate. She posted bond and was released. 2, Police took a report of a theft of a pair of shoes from a motor vehicle parked in the 100 block of W. Locust St sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Anyone with information about the theft is encouraged to contact the Watseka Police Department. 
 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 6-9-17

NEWS RELEASE 
 
June 9th, 2017 
 
On June 8th, 2017 Gilman Police arrested Salvador S. Gomez, age 33, of Gilman, IL. Gomez was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with animal cruelty. He was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released. 
 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 6-8-17

June 8th' 2017 
 
NEWS RELEASE 
 
On June 6th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Dakota W, Crank, age 19, of Loda, IL. Crank was wanted on a Bureau County, Illinois warrant for driving while his license is revoked. Crank was also wanted on a Fulton County, Indiana warrant for a probation violation for theft of a motor vehicle. He was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail to await extradition to Bureau and Fulton Counties. 
 
Onarga Police: 
On June 7th, 2017 Onarga Police arrested Jose M. Medina, age 27, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Onarga Police conducted a traffic stop on Medina's vehicle near the 200 block of E. Roosevelt St. in Onarga, IL. Medina began to actively resist police and became physically combative. After a brief altercation, and assistance from Iroquois County Sheriff's Police, Medina was placed into custody. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was charged with resisting arrest, aggravated battery to a police officer, and obstructing identification. Medina was also found to have an active Iroquois County warrant for criminal damage to property and an active Livingston County warrant for failing to appear on a prior DUI charge. Medina remains at the Iroquois County Jail in lieu,of bond. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police News for 6-6-17

June 7th, 2017 
NEWS RELEASE 
  
On June 6th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Alice M. Richmond, age 48, of Watseka, IL. Richmond was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper lane usage after Sheriff's Police conducted 'a traffic stop on her vehicle. She was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released. 

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Watseka Police News for 6-5-17

Watseka Police Department News Release, 
6-5-17. 
1. Police investigated an accident which occurred on Sunday June 4, 2017 at approximately 12:30 P.M. in the Walmart parking lot. A black Ford truck belonging to Della A. Waiver, 56 of Watseka was parked an unoccupied in the lot, when an unknown vehicle struck her truck and then left the scene. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Watseka Police Department.
 
2. Police investigated an accident which occurred on Sunday June 4, 2017 at 1:50 P.M. in the 500 block of E. Walnut Street. A vehicle driven by Gabrielle A. Etzel, 23 of Ashkum was east bound on Walnut St., when a vehicle up ahead made a sudden stop and turned into a driveway. Etzel was able to come to an abrupt stop to avoid hitting the car ahead of her that made a hard stop to avoid hitting the turning car. A vehicle behind Atzel, driven by Heather K. Clyden, 33 of Milford, however, was not able to stop in time to avoid striking the rear of Etzel's vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued,
 
3. Roni R. Linares Ramirez, 35 of Watseka was ticketed on Monday June 5, 2017 at 1:40 A.M. for Disobeying a stop sign on N. 3rd St. at Oak Street. He posted bond and was released. 

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 5-22-17

On May 19th, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Kiley L. Allie, age 37, of Braidwood.  Allie was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with writ of body.  She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond.  Allie was then released to the Douglas County Sheriff's Police for outstanding warrants in Douglas County.

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Watseka Police News for 5-10-17

Justin M. Halbert, 31 of Crete, IL was arrested on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 6:45am for Driving While License Revoked.  He was stopped on W. North St. near N. Wabash St. after an Officer ran the registration on his vehicle and it returned that his driver's license was revoked.  He was transported to ICSD Jail where he later posted bond and was released.

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 5-11-17

On May 10th, 2017 Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police arrested Jill N. Williams, age 32, of Sheldon, IL.  Williams was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with theft over $500.  She was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

Onarga PD:

On May 11th, 2017 Onarga Police arrested Taylor A. Vanderploeg, age 19, of Onarga, IL.  Vanderploeg was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with child pornography.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

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ISP Arrests DUI Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrests of Claudia Negrete, 31, of Kankakee; Wayne R.A. Wray, 22, of Midlothian; Dwain L. Jerantowski, 64, of Aroma Park; and Joseph Jarmon, 40, of Woodridge for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

 

On May 3, 2017 at approximately 11:31 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle fail to signal when turning.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Claudia Negrete.  Negrete showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Negrete was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Negrete was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Negrete was also issued citations for failure to signal when required, expired registration, and failure to notify S.O.S of address change.

 

On May 5, 2017 at approximately 11:40 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on IL 1/17 at 8000 North Road.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Wayne Wray.  Wray showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Wray was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Wray was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Wray was also issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol and reckless driving.

 

On May 6, 2017 at approximately 8:18 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on US 45/52 at 6721 South Road.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Dwain Jerantowski.  Jerantowski showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Jerantowski was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Jerantowski was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Violation of Conceal Carry Permit. Jerantowski was also issued citations for possession of drug paraphernalia and leaving the scene of a property damage crash. 

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Watseka Police News for 5-3-17

Jeanette Wesley, 59 of Watseka and Wayne Arseneau, 72 of Beaverville were involved in a traffic accident in the parking lot of Burger King.  No injuries were reported.  No citations were issued.

 

Alejandro Dominguez, 34 of Watseka was issued a City Ordinance citation on Tuesday, for allowing his dog to run at large.

 

Avery Durflinger, 35 of Watseka was arrested Tuesday for violation of an Order of Protection.  He was transported to ICJ.

 

Lyle Vinson, 42 of Watseka was arrested on Tuesday, for retail theft from Casey's General Store.  He was transported to ICJ.

 

 

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Milford man killed in car wreck ID'd

A Milford man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in northwestern Vermilion County early Saturday.

Illinois State Police report that 51-year-old Kevin T. Perkins was driving south on Illinois 49, about five miles north of Armstrong, just after 4 a.m. when his car left the road to the east.

Police said Mr. Perkins was traveling above the speed limit when he overcorrected and went off the road again and into the west ditch.

The car overturned and came to rest on its side in the adjacent field. Mr. Perkins was unresponsive.

Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m., according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup.

 

No autopsy will be performed but an inquest may be held at a later date.

 

The death is being investigated by the Northrup's office and state police from District 10.

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Illinois State Police Arrests May 2, 2017

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Jacob P. Pitts, 35, of St. Anne for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs. 

 

On May 1, 2017 at approximately 11:18 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with only one headlight illuminated.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jacob Pitts.  Pitts showed signs of alcohol and drug impairment.  Pitts was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Pitts was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs.  Pitts was also issued citations for improper lighting, driver’s license not on person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 

 

 

Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.

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Illinois State Police Arrests May 1, 2017

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Carolyn M. Madden, 53, of Oak Forest; Ervin L. Brown, 52, of Chicago for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

 

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 4:30 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 northbound at mile post 288.5.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Carolyn Madden.  Madden showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.   Madden was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended.  Madden was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage. 

 

On April 28, 2017 at approximately 11:03 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle driving all over the roadway.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Ervin Brown.  Brown showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County jail for processing.  Brown was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for illegal transportation of alcohol. 

 

 

Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department.

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police 4-19-17

Here's your Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report for April 19th, 2017

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report for 4-3-17

On April 2, 2017 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police returned from the Tippecanoe County Jail with Kimberly K. Molter, age 53 of Boswell, IN.  Molter was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failing to appear on a prior forgery charge.  She was placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

On Sunday, April 2, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police responded to a train vs. truck collision just south of Danforth, IL.  At approximately 10:00am a southbound Amtrack train collided with a privately owned delivery truck attempting to cross the railroad crossing on Co. Rd. 2000 N.  The driver and the passenger of the delivery truck were pronounced dead at the scene.  No occupents of the train were injured.

The victims were identified as Tony R Campbell, age 54 of Kankakee, IL and Alexander A Odzana, age 47 of Kankakee.  Gilman Fire units assisted at the scene along with IMH ambulance, Canadian National Railroad police, Amtrak Police, and the Iroquois County Coroner

The investigation is ongoing

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Watseka Police News for 3-31-17

Kathy Clark, 47 of Watseka was arrested in the 500 block of E. Walnut St. on Friday 3-31-17, for retail theft from two local businesses.  She was transported to I.C.J., where she later posted bond and was released

 

Alice Richmond, 48 of Watseka was arrested in the 500 block of E. Walnut St. on Friday, 3-31-17, for retail theft.  She posted bond and was released.

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Watseka Police News for 3-30-17

Todd D. Harris, 38 of Watseka was issued a city ordinance citation on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 for Failure to remove an abandoned or inoperable vehicle from the 500 block of N. 6th St. after being issued a 7 day notice to do so.  He was given a notice to pay or appear in court.

 

Kimberly Aldridge, 37 of Watseka was issued a city ordinance citation on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 for Failure to remove an abandoned or inoperable vehicle from the 500 block of N. 6th St. after being issued a 7 day notice to do so.  She was given a notice to pay or appear in court

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police March 23rd, 2017

Joseph Anderson, age 37 of Sheldon: 3-21-17 Charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic instrument and Driving while license is revoke or suspended.  He was transported to the Iroquois Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

 

Cody Corriveau, age 20 of Milford: 3-21-17 Charged with criminal damage to property in excess of $500.  He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police March 21st, 2017

March 21st, 2017

NEWS RELEASE

 

On March 20th, 2017, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Hector Nieves, age 22, of Chicago, IL.  Nieves was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a prior driving while liscense suspended charge.  He was placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted bond and was released

 

On March 20th, 2017, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested David J. Rehmer, age 43, of Momence, IL.  Rehmer was charged with criminal damage to property under $500 after Sheriff's Police were called to a disturbance on Main St. in Beaverville, IL.  Rehmer was placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted bond and was released.

 

On March 21st, 2017, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police returned from the Kankakee County Jail with Matthew C. Krutsinger, age 39, of Bradley, IL.  Krutsinger was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failing to appear on a prior possession of drug paraphernalia charge.  He was placed into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Iroqouis County Sheriff's Police

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police Report for the weekend of March 17th - 20th.

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