WIQI News

SEMI VS TRACTOR WRECK IN NEWTON COUNTY

On May 16th 2019, 07:35 AM Newton County 911 received a call regarding a two vehicle collision involving a Semi truck and farm tractor, north of CR 1150 N. on US 41 (1/4 mile south of the Kankakee River).
Preliminary investigation determined that a 2017 Mack Semi Truck, driven by a 35 year old male from Orland Park, IL, was traveling northbound US 41 when he failed to slow down or move to the left most lane to avoid a collision with a slow moving farm tractor causing Semi to strike a International Harvester Farmall Model 826 tractor also traveling Northbound US 41.
The Farmall tractor was driven by Daniel John Nelson a 51 year old male from Lake Village, IN.
Mr. Nelson was transported to Riverside Hospital do to his injuries resulting from being ejected from his tractor.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Lake Township FD, Indiana Conservation and Newton County EMA.
Crash remains under investigation. 

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/16/19

On May 15th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joseph A, Mezo, age 37, of Martinton, IL. According to police reports, Mezo was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging him with domestic battery and resisting. Mezo was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On May- 1 5th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Tiffany L. Mezol age 26, of Martinton,IL. According to police reports, Mezo was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging her with contempt of court. Mezo was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On Mayl 5th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs returned from Benton Harbor, Michigan with Jessie A. Logan Jr., age 33. According to police reports, Logan was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with unlawful display of title. Logan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

0
comments


Illinois State Police Announce Results of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Surveillance Details

 Illinois State Police Zone 3 agents conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement 
(ACE) surveillance at various establishments during the evening hours of Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in 
Kankakee County.  The purpose of these ACE details is to determine which businesses may be selling 
alcoholic beverages to minors (persons under 21 years of age). 
 A total of 24 locations were surveyed in Kankakee and Bourbonnais. Two Kankakee businesses 
were involved in the sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Mini Mart (1860 E. Court St.) employee 
Fleetalyn L. Love, 28, of Kankakee, and Gas N Wash (174 W. Court St.) employee Kimbela N. Jordan, 24, 
also of Kankakee, were arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor to a Minor, a Class A 
Misdemeanor. They were released on a notice to appear in court. 
The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court 
of law. The Illinois State Police commends establishments which do not sell alcohol to minors.  This 
project was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety. 

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/14/18

On May 10th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Cory E. Bork, age 32, of Forrest. According to police reports, Bork was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of an order of protection. Bork was aware of his warrant and turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On May 10th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested George E. Elpers, age 37t of Milford. According to police reports, Elpers was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

 
 

 

AAIU3HS

OO

On MayIOth, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's returned from Kankakee County with Angel A Houser, age 38. According to police reports, Houser was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failure to appear for driving while license suspended. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

On May 1 Ith, 2019, Joseph S. Benegas, age 32, of Manteno, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 2 day sentence for battery

On May 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested David S. Bradley, age 31, According to police reports, Bradley was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On May 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael Hoekstra, age 21, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Hoekstra was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On May 13th, 2019t Travis Morris, age 23, of Watseka, turned himself into the Iroquois Jail to begin a 10 day sentence for violation of an order of protection,

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/9/19

On May 8th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Department arrested Johan Rabe, age 38, of Crescent City, IL. According to Police reports, Rabe was charged with burglary and theft over $500. Rabe was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

0
comments


Semi vs. Passenger Car Crash

WHERE:   Route 17 @ 7845 E.  (Kankakee County) 
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:58 a.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  Unknown    Unit Two:  2009 White Ford Focus    Unit Three:  1999 Blue Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer        DRIVER:  Unit One:  Unknown    Unit Two:  Kawana Johnson, 54, Momence    Unit Three: Garino Garduno, 31, Kankakee 
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated an unknown vehicle was traveling next to the Ford on Route 17 northbound near 7845 E.   Both units attempted to merge at the same time into one lane, when the unknown vehicle struck the Ford on the passenger side.  The unknown vehicle did not stop.  The Ford then went into the southbound lane and into the path of the Semi.  The Semi struck the Ford head on.  The driver of the Ford was extricated and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Route 17 was shut down at this location for approximately 3 hours.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/8/19

On May 7th, 2019, Tracey L. Turk, age 33, of Watseka, IL. turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail. Turk was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for battery. Turk later posted the required bond and was released.

 

On May 7th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 500 N and Co, Rd. 1900 E. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Layton G. Seggebruch, age 58, of Onarga, IL. was traveling eastbound on Co, Rd. 500 N when he became distracted and drifted into the south ditch and struck a culvert, The vehicle then rolled over two and half times before coming to rest on it's roof. Seggebruch was transpofted to Carle Hospital for injures. No citations were issued-

0
comments


SHOTS FIRED IN NEWTON COUNTY

 

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of shots fired.

This morning (5-6-19) 11:00AM a motorist was near CR 400S (old SR 114) and CR 600W when a newer red Ford pickup, occupied by two black males (estimated to be in their 20’s-30’s) was soon behind him.  The occupants in the Ford waved for the motorist to pull over and displayed a black handgun.  The motorist accelerated to flee; shots were fired from the Ford striking the motorist vehicle 3 times.  No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 219-474-5661 or our TIP LINE 219-234-7014.  Any active incidents should be reported to 9-1-1 immediately.

All suspects are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 5/3/19

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of E. Walnut at 6:49 am. A written warning for a stop sign violation was issued.

Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1400 block of E. Walnut St. at 8:15 am.

Police took a report of a stolen bicycle in the 300 block of W. Victory at 9:12 am.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Kay and Ash at 9:50 am. Cited for Driving While License Suspended was Michael Malone, 78, Watseka. He posted bond and was released,

Police responded to the 400 block of E. Walnut to remove an unwanted subject at 11:38 am.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 11:54 am.

Police responded to the 100 block of Lakeview court for a domestic dispute at 3:15 pm.

Police arrested Brett Dirks, 25, Watseka in the area of %th and Hickory at 4:16 pm on an outstanding Iroquois Couoty warrant charging him with failure to appear on a DUI charge. He was transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to a criminal damage to property incident in the 400 block of E. Mulberry at 6:37 pm.

Police responded to the west side boat ramp at 6:40 pm for a found hypodermic needle. Police responded to the 100 block of Lakeview CT. for a domestic disturbance at 9:49 pm.

                                                                                                         05-01-19

Police responded to the 500 block of E. Locust at 8:02 am for a found bicycle.

Police conducted a traffic stop on US 24 at the east city limits at 6:56 pm. A verbal warning for expired registration was given.

Police responded to the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 8:28 pm for a subject urinating in public.

Police responded to the 300 block of S. Yount at 8:45 for an out of control juvenile.

Police responded to the 700 block of E. Raymond road for a suspicious person at 10:00 pm.

Police responded to the 300 block of E. Ash at 10:22 pm for a theft.

Police conducted a traffic stop at main and Jefferson at 12:54 am. A verbal warning was given for faulty equipment.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Lafayette, near Madison at 5:11 am. A verbal warning for defective lighting was given.

0
comments


ISP Arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Taryn L. Olszewski, 52, of Clifton; Maria J. Lara, 22, of Kankakee; and Cher S. Watson, 40, of Champaign all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.   
 
On April 26, 2019 at approximately 10:23 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 45 at 7000 S.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Taryn Olszewski.  Olszewski showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Olszewski was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Olszewski was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Olszewski was also issued citations for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On April 28, 2019 at approximately 2:57 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 115 at 3500 S Road in Kankakee.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Maria Lara.  Lara showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lara was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Lara was also issued citations for improper lane usage, operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 
On April 28, 2019 at approximately 6:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (101 MPH in a 70 MPH zone) on I-57 northbound at milepost 278.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Cher Watson.  Watson showed signs for alcohol impairment.  Watson was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Watson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, and Unlawful Possession of Another’s Identification Card.  Watson was also issued citations for speeding and driving while license suspended/revoked. 

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 4/30/19

Police responded to a suicidal subject in the 100 block of E. Mulberry at 7:46 am.

An officer observed a male subject in the 200 block of Walnut St. at 8:50 am, he knew to have an outstanding warrant. Arrested was Casey Tucker, 32, Watseka, for an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with battery. He was taken to the County jail.

Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 800 block of W, North St. at 10:03 am.

Police warned two female subjects for trespassing on railroad property in the 100 block of S. Yount at 1:12 pm.

Police responded to a subject that located a back pack in their bushes while doing yard work in the 600 block of W. North St. at 3:28 pm. The backpack contained a stolen catalytic converter from a recent theft. The bag was placed into property at WPD.

Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 500 block of E. Lincoln at 5:00 pm.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 300 block of E. Ash at 6:07 pm.

Police observed a W/ M walking on the TP&W tracks in the 200 block of E. Walnut at 6:46 pm. Police made contact with John Hedges, 61, Watseka, who was placed into custody for Trespass to Rait Road Property and Posession of a Hypodermic Needle. He was transported to the County Jail.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of 5th and Cherry at 8:56 pm. A verbal warning for one headlight was given,

Police responded to the 200 block of S. Second St. at 9:09 pm for Criminal Damage to a Vehicle.

Police responded to found property in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 9:18 pm.

 

Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 400 block of N. Market at 10:02 am.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 500 block of E. Grant at 11:57 am.

Police cited Jacob Turak, 28, Watseka, at 3:07 pm for Driving while License Suspended after a vehicle stop in the area of 6th and Mulberry. He posted bond and was released.

Police cited Diana Swaford, 39, Watseka, at 3:25 pm for Driving While License Suspended after a vehicle stop in the area of Seventh and Oak. She posted bond and was released.

Police were called to 1790 E. Walnut at 4:11 pm for a shoplifter. Arrested was Haley Shantz, 18, Watseka, for Retail Theft. She was transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to the 500 block of E. Grant at 5:11 pm for a child custody dispute.

Police conducted a golf cart inspection in the 1100 block of W. Smith St. at 5:49 pm.

a complaint of a barking dog in the 500 block of S. 6th St. at 6:06 pm.


 

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of E. Walnut at 6:54 pm. A verbal warning for a broken taillight was given.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of 8th and Cherry St at 8:18 pm. A verbal warning for improper lighting was given.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 500 block of S. 2nd St. at 9:32 pm.

Police responded to a fight in progress in the 600 block of N. Market at 12:31 am. The parties were separated.

04-26-19

Police responded to a verbal altercation in the 200 block of E. Ash at 4:55 pm.

Police responded to a theft call in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 5:07 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the area of 3rd and Walnut at 5:32 pm.

Police responded to a verbal domestic in the 100 block of Lakeview Court at 5:57 pm.

Police responded to two suspicious males in the area of 5th. And Cherry St. at 6:07 pm.

Police responded to an intoxicated subject attempting to start a fight in the 400 block of S. 4th St. at 6:21 pm.

Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 500 block of N. 6th St. at 6:38 pm.

Police responded to a lost dog in the area of 6th and Hickory at 7:26 pm.

Police responded to a civil matter in the 800 block of E. Walnut at 7:45 pm.

Police responded to an activated alarm in the 200 block of Ernest Grove PKWY at 7:56 pm.

Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the area of 2nd and Mulberry at 9:32 pm.

04-27-19

Police responded to a Domestic Dispute in the 400 block of E. Oak at 9:51 am.

Police responded to found hypodermic needles in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 10:31 am.

Police responded to an activated alarm in the 200 block of Ernest Grove PKWY at 10:56 am.

Police responded to a 911 open line in the 900 block of Western Ave. at 11:43 am. A child was found playing on the phone.

Police responded to a burglary to an outbuilding in the 700 block of E. Ash at 12:37 pm.

Police responded to a male subject panhandling outside a business in the 400 block of W. Walnut at 3:44 pm.

Police responded to threats by telephone in the 500 block of E. Oak St. at 3:50 pm.

Criminal Damage to a Vehicle in the 700 block of E. Raymond Rd. at 5:58 pm.

2172836090

3/3

Police responded to a motorists needing assistance in the 1400 block of W. Lafayette at 6:45 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 800 block of S. Maple at 8:30 pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of 2nd and Ash at 9:07 pm. A verbal warning was given.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of S. Brown at 10:21 pm.

04-28-19

Police responded to a subject that had attempted suicide in the 500 block of E. Oak St. at 8:10 am. Subject was transported to IMH.

Police responded to the 100 block of Lakeview Ct. for a subject needing a Mental Evaluation. Subject was transported to IMH.

Police responded to Criminal Damage to Property in the 100 block of S. Brown at 9:40 am.

Police responded to an accident in the 300 block of W. Walnut at 10:50 am. According to reports a 2006 Buick operated by Courtney Kramer-Mckinny, Watseka, rear-ended a 2013 Jeep operated by David Smalley, Watseka. Damage was in excess of $1500.00 dollars no citations or injuries reported.

 

 
 


Police responded to a possible water main break in the 900 block of Western Ave. at 12:09 pm. A subject down the block was found to be draining their pool.

Police responded to a dog running at large in the area of 8th and Cherry at 12:30 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 600 block of E. Walnut at 12:43 pm.

An officer observed Heather Brewer, 22, Watseka, walking in the area of 2nd and Oak at 11:25 am and knew her to have an outstanding warrant. Brewer was placed into custody on an outstanding Ford County Warrant charging her with FTA for traffic offenses. She was taken to the County Jail.

Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Lakeview Ct. at 1:37 pm.

An Officer observed Mindi Parsons, 28, Watseka, in the 200 block of E. Hickory and knew her to have an outstanding warrant at 3:10 pm. Parsons was placed into custody for an outstanding Kankakee County Warrant charging her with FTA for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. She was transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to the 800 block of W. Franklin for a Theft at 3:28 pm.

Police responded to Harassment by Telephone in the 500 block of N. 2nd St. at 4:07 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 4:51 pm.

Police responded to a public assist in the 1000 block of W. Newell at 4:51 pm.

Police responded to a stolen bike in the 500 block of E. Mulberry at 5:30 pm.

Police responded to a loose dog in the 500 block of N 3rd at 5:31 pm.

a theft in the 800 block of West Franklin at 6:00 p

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/30/19

On April 27th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Brandon J. Wood, age 35. According to police reports, Wood was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for burglary, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

On April 28th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Shai A. Arseneau, age 22. According to police reports, Arseneau was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant for failure to appear for retail theft. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail to await extradition to Kankakee County

.

On April 28th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Carey F. Roberts, age 39, of Watseka. According to police reports, Roberts was charged with aggravated domestic battery. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.


 
 


On April 28th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Aven L. Snyder, age 34, of Ashkum. According to police reports, Snyder was wanted on two outstanding Effingham County warrant charging him with driving while license revoked and contempt of court. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail to await extradition to Effingham County.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/26/19

On April 25th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested William C. Blunt, 31, of Chicago.

According to police reports, Blunt was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for Residential Burglary. Blunt was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 25th, 2019, Gilman Police Department arrested Stephen J. Fetters, 32, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Fetters was wanted on a Ford County warrant for Domestic Battery. Fetters later posted bond and was released-

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 4/25/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of W Newell at 12:45 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 400 block of E Walnut at 2:21

P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of S Ninth at 4:10 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a child custody matter in the 400 block of E Elm at 4:36 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of reckless driving on US Rt 24 at 5:11 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 1000 block of W Newell at 6:57

P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police arrested Travis D Morris, 23 Beaverville after Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of N Fifth on two separate occasions on 04-22-19, regarding a disturbance. Morris was charged with criminal trespass to land and          disorderly conduct. Morris was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of N Seventh at 8:39 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 900 block of W North at 8:53 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 100 block of Lakeview Ct at 9:45 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 500 block of E Locust at 10:38 P.M. on 04-22-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 800 block of W Iroquois at 2:30 A.M. on 04-23-19.

                                                                                                                                                    

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 500 block of N Third at 8:36 A.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 800 block of W North at 8:58 A.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of W Victory at 9:42 A.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of W Walnut at 1:01 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police cited Jennifer D Roberts, 40 Watseka in the 200 block of E Cherry at 1:13 P.M. for driving while license revoked. Roberts posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Ash at 1:25 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police investigated a vehicle complaint in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 1:27 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 100 block of N Veteran's parkway at 2:54 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 100 block of S Belmont at 3:16 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 400 block of E Oak at 3:55

P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 200 block of W Maple at 5:07 P.M. on 04-23-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 500 block of N Market at 5:26 P.M. on 04-23-19.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/25/19

On April 22th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nicholas J. Davis, age 301 of Watseka, IL.

According to police reports, Davis was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for aggravated domestic battery. Davis was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 22th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Phillip R. Anglin, age 42, of Piper City, IL.

 
 


According to police reports, Anglin was charged with theft over $500 and possession of a stolen vehicle. Anglin was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 22th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Clifford Mischke, age 19, of Piper City, IL. According to police reports, Mischke was charged with theft over $500, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, and aggravated fleeing. Mischke was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 22th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Erica M. Cantu, age 351 of Piper City, IL, According to police reports, Cantu was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with theft over $500 and possession of a stolen vehicle. Cantu was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

On April 23rd, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Thomas H. White, age 45, of Chebanse,

IL. According to police reports, White was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for communication with a witness and was also wanted on a McLean County warrant. White was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 23rd , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Evan M. Hoekstra, age 27, of St. Anne, IL. According to police reports, Hoekstra was charged with residential burglaryl theft over $500, and possession of a stolen firearm. Hoekstra was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On April 23rd, 2019, Milford Police arrested Joshua A. Irvin, age 39, of Milford, IL. According to police reports, Irvin was wanted on an outstanding Vermilion County warrant. Irvin was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu on bond.

On April 24th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Travis H. Creveling, age 26, of Buckley, IL. According to police reports, Creveling was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for domestic battery and a Ford County warrant. Creveling was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

0
comments


ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT IN KANKAKEE COUNTY

WHAT:  Fatal Crash 
 
WHERE:   Route 17 @ 10000 W (Kankakee County) 
 
WHEN:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  2002, Ford, F100    Unit Two:  1998, International, Grain Truck          DRIVER:  Unit One:  Larry G. Dollinger, 70, Kansas City, MO (Deceased)    Unit Two:  Larry L. Heagle, 72, Kankakee 
 
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Ford was traveling eastbound on Route 17 at 10000 W.  The Grain Truck was traveling westbound at the same location.  The Ford drifted into the westbound lanes and struck the Grain Truck head on.  The Ford then continued eastbound and collided with the guard rail on the north side of Route 17.  The driver of the Ford was pronounced deceased on scene by Kankakee County Coroner.    

0
comments


Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County

 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a two vehicle accident in rural Danforth at the intersection of 200 E. Co, Rd. and 2300 Na Rd.- According to the police repott Lloyd G. Anderson age 79 of Danforth was traveling East bound on 2300 when he failed to stop at the posted intersection at 200 E. Co. Rd.. Anderson's vehicle entered the intersection striking a vehicle traveling South bound on 200 E, Co Rd. driven by Nicholaus G, Oliver age 27 of Onarga Lloyd G. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene- Anderson's passenger Levi A. Lewis age 32 of Gilman was released with minor injuries-

Nicholaus G, Oliver was transported to Riverside Hospital with serious injuries-

Nicholaus G, Oliver was issued citations for driving while suspend and failure to wear a seatbelt.

0
comments


WACC Annual Banquet Committee announce 2019 Professional Award Winner

The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Annual Banquet for 2019   “Cinco de Mayo” will be held at the Watseka Elks Lodge on Wednesday, May 1st starting at 5:30 PMTickets are available which includes a meal of a taco bar and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available. The WCHS Jazz Band will be providing entertainment.  Don’t forget the silent and live auction from donations made by our Chamber members. Awards will also be given by the TimesRepublic for Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. So, don’t miss this fun event.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office until Monday, April 29th by noon at 110 South Third Street, Watseka or call to reserve your tickets at 815-432-2416.

 Two of the highlights of this event is this year’s recipient for the 2019 Staff Achievement Award. Jake Quick of Dralle of Watseka has been selected as this year’s recipient.

2019 Professional Award, Nichols Paint & Fab has been chosen to receive this award.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/23/19

On April 19th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Christopher Durr, age 32, of Magee, Mississippi. According to police reports, Durr was wanted on an outstanding Effingham County warrant for driving while license suspended. Durr was aware of his warrant and turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On April 19th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jeffrey M. Reed, age 24, of Watseka, According to police reports, Reed was charged with driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, speeding, and no valid registration. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.


On April 20th, 2019, Sheldon Police arrested Destiny A. Flattr age 24, of Sheldon. According to police reportsr Flat was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee Co, warrant. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was later extradited to Kankakee County.On April 19th, 2019, Sheldon Police arrested Karen A. Coffey, age 51, of Sheldon, According to police reports, Coffey was charged with driving while license suspended, She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On April 20th, 2019, Sheldon Police arrested Damarlo R. Crawford, age 19, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Crawford was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee Co. warrant charging him with possession of a stolen vehicle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was later extradited to Kankakee County.

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 4/23/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 500 block of N Market at 7:18 A.M. on 04-18-19. Police checked the area but did not locate anyone.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of W Walnut at 9:48 A.M. on 04-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of order of protection in the 600 block of E Mulberry at 3:22 P.M. on 04-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 4:34 P.M. on 04-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 400 block of N Second at 10:49 P.M. on 04-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of N Fifth at 1:53 A.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of E Fairman at 2:52 A.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:45 A.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of N Jefferson at 9:12 A.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 100 block of W Locust at 12:25 P.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of E Fairman at 5:23

P.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of N Fifth at 7:04 P.M. on 04-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of N Fourth at 7:51 P.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 300 block of W Walnut at 8:10 P.M. on 04-19-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of N Fifth at 2:35 A.M. on 04-20-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a dog bite in the 300 block of E Ash at 3:24 A.M. on 04-20-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of E Walnut at 9:09 A.M. on 04-20-19.

 

 
   


Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:49 P.M. on 04-20-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a hypodermic needle found in the 400 block of W Walnut at 5:55 P.M. on 04-20-19.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of CIPS St at 6:59 P.M. on 04-20-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a possible DUI at 11:36 P.M. on 04-20-

19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of E Walnut at 11:01 A.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 300 block of W Hickory at 11:36 A.M, on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 200 block of W Locust at 12:43 P.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 800 block of E Walnut at 1:32 P.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police arrested James G LeClair, 44 Watseka in the 100 block of W Ash at

3:20 P.M. on 04-21-19. LeClair was wanted on a Champaign County warrant

charging him with failure to appear on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. LeClair was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

       
       
 


Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 600 block of N Market at 4:04 P.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of N Kay at 5:31

P.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 700 block of W Walnut at 9:06 P.M. on 04-21-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 800 block of E Walnut at 12:55 A.M. on 04-22-19.

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 4/19/19

Watseka Police assisted the Illinois Department of corrections in trying to locate a parolee at 7:47 A.M. on 04-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of W Walnut at 10:06 A.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N Market at 12:08 P.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Rt 1 at 1:13 P.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to an ordinance violation in the 900 block of E Locust at 1:17 P.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police arrested Ashley R Collins, 22 Watseka after they received a report of retail theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut. Police located the vehicle Collins was in after leaving the store and made a traffic stop on it. During the stop Police located items that were reportedly taken from the store. Collins was charged with retail theft. Collins was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 3:59 P.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of N Second at 8:47 P.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fourth at 7:10 A.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fourth at 7:30 A.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police arrested Derek K Kaufman, 25 Watseka in the 700 block of W Walnut at 8:50 A.M. on 04-17-19. Kaufman was charged with Possession of a

 

hypodermic needle and Possession of drug equipment. Kaufman posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police ticketed Shannon M Neuberg, 47 Watseka at 11:46 A.M. on 04-1719. Neuberg was charged with no valid driver's license. Neuberg posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 200 block of W Locust at 12:43 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 400 block of N Fourth at 12:56 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of E Oak at 2:45 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 400 block of N Third at 3:09 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of S Eighth at 3:11 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department regarding a theft case at 4:24 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 800 block of W Newell at 5:01 P.M. On 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 6:09 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child pornography in the 500 block of E Hickory at 10:07 P.M. on 04-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a vehicle taken without permission in the 600 block of N Market at 12:35 A.M. on 04-18-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested two subjects in the 600 block of W Pleasant at 3:34 A.M. on 04-18-19. According to Police reports, an officer saw two male subjects running the area, and witnessed them drop a duffel bag. During the search for the individuals, Police located a third subject inside of a vehicle. Police, assisted by the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department were able to locate one of the

WHPO

3/3

subjects that had ran. Upon inspection of the bag, Police learned that the subjects had cut at least 2 catalytic converters off of vehicles. Arrested were Larry J Smith, 41 Kankakee and Florence D Vaden, 36 Richton Park. Smith and Vaden were both charged with theft over $500, Possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Police still have not located the vehicles in which the catalytic converters. Anyone having information on the thefts are asked to call

432-6822.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/17/19

On April 16th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Odin D. Koch, age 19, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Koch was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for petition to revoke probation. Koch was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On April 16th, 2019, Gilman Police arrested Donald A, Malone, age 31, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Malone was charged with aggravated domestic battery. Malone was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On April 16th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2400 N near Co. Rd. 1300 E. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Kendra L. Shule, age 31, of Ashkum, IL. was traveling westbound on Co, Rd. 2400 N when a deer ran into the roadway and was struck by Shule, No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages,

0
comments


Watseka Police Department News 4/17/19

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of E Ash at 6:59 A.M. on 04-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 200 block of E Ash at 12:30 P.M. on 04-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Madison at 1:06

P.M. on 04-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Walnut at 5:58 P.M. on 04-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 500 block of E Walnut at 11:45 P.M. on 04-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of battery in the 300 block of N Third at 12:35 A.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 11:06

P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a civil matter in the 400 block of E

Mulberry at 11:22 A.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 12:55 P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of W Park at 3:10 P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 100 block of W Walnut at 3:42 P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Fleming at 5:31 P.M. on 04-11-19.


Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of N Jefferson at 6:23 P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of E Ash at 8:02 P.M. on 04-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Fourth at 8:22 A.M. on 04-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a burglary in the 100 block of W Oak at 9:10 A.M. on 04-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 700 block of W Walnut at 6:51 P.M. on 04-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 500 block of E oak at 7:38 P.M. on 04-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:08 P.M. on 04-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of E Lincoln at 9:06 A.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a home invasion in the 100 block of N Market Street at 11:10 A.M. on 04-13-19. According to Police reports, a subject at the residence had called from IMH ER after she was struck in the head with a pipe. After a short investigation, Police arrested James A Martinez, 31 Piper City and Jasmine Casas, 30 Gilman. Both Martinez and Casas were charged with Home Invasion and aggravated battery. Both were transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 300 block of E Walnut at 2:28 P.M. on 04-13-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Aileen B Kirts, 58 Milford was backing from a parking space when her vehicle struck another vehicle that was backing from a parking space driven by Paul E Yenerich, 67 Martinton. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Rt 1 at 4:02 P.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a neighborhood problem in the 200 block of S Fifth at 5:27 P.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a neighborhood problem in the 100 block of S Sheridan at 7:18 P.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 400 block of E Walnut at 7:26 P.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 400 block of N Market at 9:18 P.M. on 04-13-19.

Watseka Police ticketed Luis J Parr, 68 Maryville TN at 12:28 A.M. on 04-14-19. Parr posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of E Fairman at 3:52 A.M. on 04-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Fourth at 5:27 A.M. on 04-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to a public service call in the 600 block of E Walnut at 8:40 A.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 700 block of E Walnut at 11:24 A.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fourth at 1:20 P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 500 block of E Locust at 4:39 P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 700 block of W Walnut at 4:40

P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 6:06 P.M. on 04-15-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 700 block of S Fourth at 6:58 P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of W Fleming at 8:11 P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of S Fourth at 8:22 P.M. on 04-15-19.

Watseka Police arrested Brandi L James, 39 Rossville in the 400 block of E Walnut at 11:35 P.M. on 04-15-19. James was wanted on a Champaign County warrant charging her with failure to appear on a charge of possession of meth under 5 grams. James was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of N Fourth at 12:56 A.M. on 04-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of W Oak at 1:59 A.M. on 04-16-19.

0
comments


Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 4/16/19

On April 14tl 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Kyle S. Blackbum, age 33, of Cissna Park. According to police reports, Blackburn was wanted on two outstanding Iroquois County warrants charging him with theft over $500 and failure to appear for theft over $500. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On April 14th, 2019, Kevin L. Lambert, age 32, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 10 day sentence for failure to register as a sex offender.

 

On April 13th , 2019, Gilman Police arrested Jasmine Casas, age 30t of Gilman. According to police reports, Casas was charged with aggravated battery and home invasion. She was transpolted to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.


On April 13th, 2019, Gilman Police arrested James A. Martinez, age 30, of Gilman. According to police reports, Martinez was charged with aggravated battery and home invasion. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

0
comments


KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approximately 7:33 p.m., KAMEG Agents arrested Donnie L. Tucker, age 18, of Kankakee, after a traffic stop near the intersection of South Harrison Avenue and East River Street in Kankakee. KAMEG Agents arrested Tucker after a probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 32.6 grams of suspected cannabis and 1.5 grams of suspected ecstasy. Tucker was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Tucker was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

0
comments


Get our App
On Air Now
NASCAR On MRN/PRN (Race Time not exact)
12:00pm - 6:00pm
NASCAR On MRN/PRN (Race Time not exact)

Listen on Alexa

Facebook
MRN
Weather
Visitor Polls
Do you like the new website?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.