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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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