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Watseka Police Department News 1/17/19

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 300 block of E Locust St at 2:18 P.M. on 01-15-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Pam S Guenette, 59 Watseka was traveling

Westbound on Locust when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered road striking a parked vehicle belonging to Shawn and Lori Edwards of Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police investigated a city ordinance violation in the 100 block of W Herron ct at 2:52 P.M. on 01-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 300 block of N Market at 10:47 A.M. on 01-16-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of forgery in the 100 block of N Tenth at 3:06 P.M. on 01-16-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of theft in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 4:00 P.M. on 01-16-19.

Watseka Police investigated a report of identity theft in the 100 block of W Hickory at 5:03 P.M. on 01-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of W Walnut at 9:59 P.M. on 01-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 10:02 P.M. on 01-16-19.

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KAMEG Agents take drugs and guns of the streets

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., KAMEG Agents located and arrested Deric Wren Jr., age 37, in the 500 block of East Cypress Street in Kankakee, Illinois. Wren Jr. was arrested on two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. KAMEG Agents also seized approximately 3.9 grams of suspected ecstasy. Wren Jr. was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

 

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at approximately 11:19 a.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 718 South Elm Avenue in Kankakee, Illinois. During the search, Agents seized approximately 2 firearms, ammunition, suspected heroin, and suspected drug paraphernalia. A resident, Jalen M. Lane, age 23, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Lane was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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ISP DUI Arrest

On January 11, 2019 at approximately 8:33 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a car vs. semi crash on I-57 northbound at milepost 314 in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Christopher Walrath.  Walrath showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Walrath was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Walrath was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/15/19

On January 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2100 N at the intersection of Co. Rd. 1930 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Clara J. Hughes, age 52, of Watseka, IL. was traveling westbound on Co. Rd. 2100 N when she began to skid out of control on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle slid across the intersection with Co. Rd- 1930 E. and down into a ditch which had water in it. Hughes was transported to IMH for minor treatment and the vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages. No citations were issued

 

On January 13th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd.1700 N near Co. Rd. 1100 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Daniel O. Smith, age 54, of Watseka, IL. was traveling eastbound on Co, Rd. 1700 N when he began to skid out of control on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch causing over $1500 jn damages. Smith was transported to IMH for minor treatment and no citations were issued.

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Watseka Police Department News 1/14/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft of a vehicle in the 400 block of E Hickory Ct at 6:33 A.M. on 01-10-19. The vehicle was later recovered south of Watseka.

Watseka Police responded to a city ordinance violation in the 500 block of N Second at 2:27 P.M. on 01-10-19.

 
   


Watseka Police responded to a report of improper parking in the 300 block of E Lincoln at 2:48 P.M. on 01-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft at the Watseka Police Department at 2:52 P.M. on 01-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of E Hickory at 3:37 P.M. on 01-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 100 block of W Walnut at 3:44 P.M. on 01-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 200 block of N Fourth at 10:53 A.M. on 01-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 300 block of S Yount Ave at 1:01 P.M. on 01-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 100 block of W Walnut at 11:52 P.M. on 01-12-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Joshua N Musk, 23 Watseka was turning Westbound onto Walnut and due to road condition he lost control of his vehicle, striking a parked vehicle belonging to Jon D Mann, Watseka. No

injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 400 block of S Fourth at 1:20 P.M. on 01-12-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Fabiola Chavez, 52 Cissna Park was traveling behind a        vehicle driven by Lance T Franck, 26 Watseka. The Franck vehicle then stopped at a stop sign but due to poor road conditions the Chavez vehicle was unable to stop, striking the Franck vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 
   


Watseka Police responded to a one vehicle accident in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 2:54 P.M. on 01-12-19. According to Police reports, a

vehicle driven by Michael J Owens, 29 Milford was traveling Eastbound when it struck a curb. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of E North St at 3:08 P.M. on 01-12-19.

Watseka police responded to a report of a hit & run accident in the 700 block of S Third at 9:00 P.M. on 01-12-19. According to Police reports, an unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle owned by Skyler J Hasselbring, 57 Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citation were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of order of protection in the 100 block of S Loveridge Ln at 12:04 A.M. on 01-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 1:20 A.M. on 01-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 7:59 A.M. on 01-13-19.

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01-14-2019

Watseka Police responded to a railroad problem in the 100 block of S Fifth at 2:49 P.M. on 01-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a juvenile problem in the 400 block of E Locust at 7:00 P.M. on 01-13-19.

 
   


Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 7:30 P.M. on 01-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 700 block of E Oak at 7:44 P.M. on 01-13-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of W Walnut at 5:08 A.M. on 01-14-19.

Watseka Police arrested Anthony J Morgan, 26 Watseka at 2:49 A.M. on

01-13-19 after Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Hubbard Ct. Morgan was charged with domestic battery and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police issued a city ordinance violation to Brandon W Lowe, 19 Watseka for an inoperable/junk vehicle 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/14/19

On January11 th, 2019, Gilman Police arrested Adam S. Blair, age 29, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Blair Was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with possession of a stolen vehicle, Blair was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where remains in lieu of bond.

On January 11 th, 2019, Jurron F. Mays, age 37, of Champaign, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a 30 day sentence for driving while license is suspended.

On January 12th, 2019, Kiesha K, Ates, age 35, of Riverdale, IL. turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail. Ates was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with DUI. Ates later posted the required bond amount and was released,

On January 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Brent E. Durflinger, age 38, of

Chillicothe, IL, According to police reports, Durflinger was charged With driving while license is revoked. Durflinger was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released.         

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KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at approximately 2:01 p.m., law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at 135 Joyce Drive in Manteno, Illinois.  During the search, Agents seized approximately 2 kilograms of suspected cocaine, approximately 20 segregated parts of suspected LSD, approximately 6.71 grams of suspected ketamine, and suspected drug paraphernalia.  A resident, Zachary Zielinski, age 22, was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Zielinski was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.  KAMEG was assisting the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Other agencies assisting were the Chicago Police Department and the Manteno Police Department.       

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Missing Person found deceased

On the evening of January 10th, 2019 at 5:51pm the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible missing person from the rural Kentland area.

The caller stated the missing person was on his way to meet another individual at 7pm on the previous night and had never arrived. They also had not been able to make contact with the subject which was unusual.

 Newton County Officer’s began an investigation and gathered information from subjects familiar with the missing person. Contact was made with the subject’s cell phone carrier and the last known location of the cellular device was provided to officers.

 Newton County Sheriff and Kentland Officer’s searched a large ditch in the area of Bailie Street and CR 250 W, at which time a bicycle with an unresponsive male was located partially submerged in the water.

The subject was identified as 68 year old Gary Foster of Kentland, Indiana. Mr. Foster was pronounced dead at the scene by the Newton County Coroner’s Office.  There is currently no evidence of foul play. Death investigation is being conducted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Newton County Coroner.

Assisting agencies: Kentland PD, Kentland Fire, Goodland PD, Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/11/19

On January 8th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Andrew J. Janssen, age 40, of Onarga. According to police reports, Janssen was wanted on an outstanding writ of body warrant. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

 

On January 8th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested David H. Smallwood, age 23, of Cissna Park. According to police reports, Smallwood was charged with failure to register as sex offender. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On January 10th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Vermilion Co. with Alyssa M.

 

 
   



Eighnort age 32, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Eighnor was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failure to appear for burglary. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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ISP District 21 Announces 2018 Activity and Enforcement

– Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, 
announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2018.   
Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 6,436 citations, 10,586 written warnings, 
including 153 DUIs, 516 seatbelt citations, 304 criminal arrests, along with 1,346 enforcement 
details. Troopers also assisted 2,078 motorists, conducted 2,181 Motor Carrier Inspections, and 
investigated 826 traffic crashes.  Of those crashes investigated by District 21, 11 were fatal 
traffic crashes resulting in 15 fatalities.  
According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle 
deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, 
distractions, and large trucks. 
In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and 
educational programs to fight these major contributing factors. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/8/19

On January 6th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Eric J. Holt, age 31, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Holt was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Holt was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Dennarius R. Fisher, 33, of Kankakee; and Wyatt N. Reynolds, 23, of Manteno both for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

On January 6, 2019 at approximately 2:09 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with an expired registration sticker on Kinzie Ave. at Mulligan Dr.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as Dennarius Fisher.  Fisher showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Fisher was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Fisher was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Obstructing Identification.  Fisher was also issued citations for no valid driver’s license, failure to carry driver’s license on person, and driving with expired license plates,  
 
On January 7, 2019 at approximately 2:13 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway on 1000W at 5000N.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Wyatt Reynolds.  Reynolds showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Reynolds was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Reynolds was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for improper lane usage.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/7/19

On January 3rd, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Merideth Irwin, age 24, of Hoopeston, IL. According to police reports, Irwin was wanted on an outstanding Newton County, IN warrant, Irwin was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she awaits extradition back to Newton County.

On January 3rd, 2019, Babtunde Akintayo, age 35, of Calumet City, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail. Akintayo was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving while license is suspended. Akintayo later posted the required bond and was released.

On January 3rd, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the 400 block of Main St. in Iroquois, IL, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Dorothy A. Hamrick, age 59, of Donovan, IL, failed to negotiation a curve and went into the ditch striking culvert. Hamrick was transported to IMH and treated for minor injuries, The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages and no citations were issued.

On January 4th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Devin A. McNeely, age 31, of Woodland, IL. According to police reports, McNeely was wanted on an outstanding Ford County warrant charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia, McNeely was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On January 5th, 2019, Gilman Police arrested Mateo H. Moreno, age 21, of Thawville, IL. According to police reports, Moreno was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Moreno was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On January 6th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co, Rd. 1900 N near Co. Rd 1800 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Robertson A. Loeffler, age 23, of Crescent City, IL. was traveling westbound on Co, Rd, 1900 N when two deer ran into the roadway- Loeffler struck one deer and the second deer ran into the side of his vehicle. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

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Watseka Police Department News 1/6/19

  1. Police responded to a verbal domestic in the 100 block of E. Oak at 7:56 am.
  2. Police responded to a burglary to a motor vehicle in the 500 block of E. Walnut at 1:06 pm. 3. Police responded to a 911 call reporting a physical domestic in the area of 4th and Ash at 1:34 pm.
  1. Police responded to trespassers in the Sugar Creek Ct. area at 2:30 pm.
  2. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of W. Walnut at 3:21 pm. Arrested during the stop was Roscoe Durflinger Jr. 29, Watseka, for driving while license suspended. He was transported to the County Jail.
  3. Police responded to a call of a gas can leaking on Walnut St. near the rail road tracks at 4:41 pm. This matter was turned over to Watseka Fire.
  4. Police conducted a welfare check in the 700 block of E. Oak St. at 5:37 pm.
  5. Police responded to an accident in the Walrnart Parking lot at 8:35 pm. According to reports a 2016 Chevy, operated by Donna Mann, 75, Milford, backed into a pole. There was more than $1500.00 damage and no citations or injuries reported.

 

 
 


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  1. Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of N. 8Th St. at 10:42 pm.
  2. Police responded to an unwanted subject in the 400 block of E. Elm at 1:34 am.
  3. Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of S. 3rd St. at 1:37 am.
  4. Police responded to the area of 5th and Cherry in reference to a subject with a medical issue at 6:33 am. Police responded to children left in a van in the 1400 block of E. Walnut at 10:50 am.
  5. Police responded to a dog running at large in the area of 3Rd and Sheridan at 2:43 pm.
  6. Police responded to the 300 block of N. 8th St. in reference to a Domestic Disturbance at 3:17 pm.
  7. Police responded to the 500 block of N. 2nd St. at 3:53 pm for a reported Stalker.
  8. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of E. Walnut at 6:19 pm. A verbal warning for defective lighting was given.
  9. Police responded to an activated burglar alarm in the 300 block of Old US 24 at 6:26 pm.
  10. Police responded to a business in the 300 block of E. Walnut for a shoplifter.
  11. Police responded to the 400 block of S. 2nd St. at 10:37 pm to assist EMS.
  12. Police conducted a traffic stop at 5th and Mulberry at 11:17 pm. A verbal warning for defective equipment was given.

01-05-19

  1. Police responded to the 500 block of E. Walnut for an activated burglar alarm at 1:28 am.
  2. Police responded to trespassers in the 300 block of W. Park Ave. at 3:17 am. 3. Police responded to the 300 block of N. 8th St. for a civil dispute at 10:29 am.was issued.
  3. Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 500 block of N. 5th St. at 3:43 pm.
  4. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of E. Walnut at 4:24 pm. A verbal warning was given.

 

  1. Police conducted a traffic stop on Mulberry near Brown at 5:38 pm. A verbal warning was given for loud exhaust.

01-06-18

  1. Police responded to the 300 block of N. Kay for a suicidal person at 2:04 am.
  2. Police responded to an open door on a vehicle in the 700 block of E. Walnut at 2:26 am.
  3. Police were called to assist EMS in the 300 block of E. Ash at 3:01 am.

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5 counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance lands Kankakee man in jail

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, at approximately 9:48 a.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 681 South Poplar Avenue in Kankakee, Illinois. During the search, Agents seized approximately 0.9 grams of suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A resident, Jursalle J. Hairston, age 45, was arrested and charged with five counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance stemming from previous KAMEG investigations. Hairston was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Watseka Police Department News 1/4/19

1. Police responded to the 500 block N. Market in reference to possible drug activity in the area at 6:00am.

2, Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1400 block of E. Walnut St. at 7:40 am.

  1. Police responded to the 300 block of E. Walnut in reference to syringes located on the ground at 8:03 am.
  2. Police conducted a traffic stop at 8th and Walnut at 10:14 am. Cited during the stop was Mike Malone, Watseka, for Improper Display of Registration and No Insurance. He posted bond and was released,
  3. Police responded to the 800 block of W. Walnut for a theft report at 2:18 pm.
  4. Police responded to the 100 block of E. Oak in reference to suspicious persons at 8:15 pm.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Kendall R. Kupferer, 33, of Donovan for DUI; Jeremiah A. Garner, Sumava Resorts, IN for DUI; Kody J. Lareau, 21, of Kankakee for DUI; Phillip J. Gray, 54, of Lockport for DUI; Rudy E. Bau

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 6:45 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 1 at Route 17 in Kankakee County.  The trooper was informed that the at fault vehicle did not stop.  An Officer from Bradley PD located and stopped the vehicle.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Kendall Kupferer.  Kupferer showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Kupferer was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Kupferer was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and leaving the scene of a property damage crash. 
 
On December 23, 2018 at approximately 1:31 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 114 at 13250 E Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene but was unable to locate the driver.  The trooper located the driver, Jeremiah Garner, at a nearby bar.  Garner showed signs of drug impairment.  Garner was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail.  Due to Garner’s drug use, he was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.  Garner was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, driving with expired license plates, and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.  
 
On December 23, 2018 at approximately 1:08 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (112 mph in a 55 mph zone) on Route 17 at 5000E Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Kody Lareau.  Lareau showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lareau was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County 
Jail for processing.  Lareau was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lighting. 
 
On December 25, 2018 at approximately 2:55 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a reckless driver on I-57 southbound in Iroquois County.  The trooper caught up to the vehicle on I-57 southbound at milepost 292.  The trooper observed the vehicle traveling all over the roadway.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Phillip Gray.  Gray showed signs of drug impairment.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 1.9 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Gray was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Gray was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Gray was also issued citations for improper lane usage and possession of drug paraphernalia.   
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 12:20 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle speeding and traveling all over the roadway on Route 50 at 6000 N Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Rudy Bauer.  Bauer showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Bauer was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Bauer was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and failure to signal when changing lanes. 
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 1:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 1/17 at 500N Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Julius E. Burkes.  Burkes showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Due to injuries sustained from the crash, Burkes was transported to Riverside Hospital.  Burkes was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On December 29, 2018 at approximately 3:38 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle speeding and traveling all over the roadway on Schuyler Ave. and South Tec Dr.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Chasity Lee.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed cannabis.  Lee was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lee was charged with Possession of Cannabis More than 100 Grams but less than 500 Grams.  Lee was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and expired registration. 
 
On January 1, 2019 at approximately 4:40 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on Route 24 at 300E in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Nicholas Dohman.  Dohman showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Dohman was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Dohman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
On January 2, 2019 at approximately 12:33 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of Route 17 at 4000E.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Terrence Coleman.  Coleman showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Coleman was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Coleman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 1/2/19

On December 28th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kyle N. Martin, age 22, of Watseka, According to police reports, Martin was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with possession of a stolen vehicle, theft, forgery, and deceptive practice. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On December 28th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Jordan M. Morgan, age 21, of Watseka. According to police reports, Morgan was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with forgery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 
 


On December 28th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested David M. Dewitt, age 39, of

Martinton. According to police reports, Dewitt was charged with theft under $300. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On December 29th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested John M. Planinsek, age 32, of Buckley. According to police reports, Planinsek was wanted on an outstanding Grundy County warrant. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he awaits extradition back to Grundy County.

On December 29th, 2018, Gilman Police arrested James Martinez, age 30, of Piper City. According to police reports, Martinez was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with domestic battery. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On December 31 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Benjamin D. Gentry, age 22, of Gilman, According to police reports, Gentry was charged with residential burglary and theft. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

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Watseka Police Department News

  1. Police responded to a suspicious person in the 1700 block of E. Walnut St. at 8:30 am.
  2. Police yonducted a traffic stop at Elm and 6th St. at 10:06 am. A verbal warning was given for speeding.
  3. Police responded to a battery complaint in the 300 block of N. Market St. at 12:24 pm.
  4. Police took a report of a pedestrian/ Vehicle accident in the area of 4th and Walnut at

2:23 pm. Both parties had left the scene of the accident and no injuries were reported.

  1. Police esponded to a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of W. Flemming St. at 2:25 pm.
  2. Police esponded to a suicidal subject in the 500 block of E. Oak St. at 3:58 pm.
  3. Police responded to a 911 call in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 6:18 pm.
  4. Police esponded to the 100 block of E. Oak St. at 7:21 pm for a suicidal subject.
  5. Police esponded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of E. Cherry St. at 7:44 pm.

12-27-18

  1. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 12:51 am in the 100 block of S. Loveridge Lane.
  2. Police responded to the 400 block of E. Walnut at 9:17 am in reference to syringes laying on the sidewalk.
  3. Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 200 block of E. Cherry St. at 10:02 am.
  4. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of E. Walnut at 10:17 am. Michael Malone, 77, Watseka, was cited for operation of an Uninsured Vehicle. He posted bond and was released.
  5. Police responded to a suicidal subject in the 400 block of s. 5th St. at 10:45 am,
  6. Police responded to a residential burglary in the 100 block of N. Market at 11:37 am.
  7. Police took a report of identity theft in the 500 block of N. 5th St. at 5:52 pm.
  8. Police responded to solicitors in the 700 block of E. Locust St. at 7:08 pm.
  9. Police responded tb a burglary to a motor vehicle in the 600 block of S. 5th St. at 9:59 pm,
  10. Police responded to a lock out in the 200 block of E. Walnut at 10:50 pm.

                                                                              12-28-18

  1. Police responded to a shoplifter at Walmart at 10:36 am. Arrested was Sheila Ecker, 63, Gilman, for retail theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance after Police located narcotics in her purse after she was placed into custody, She was transported to the County Jail.
  2. Police responded to a burglary to a business in the 300 block of Old US 24 at 12:25 pm.
  3. Police responded to a dog running at large in the 600 block of S. 4th St. at 4:20 pm.
  4. Police conducted a traffic stop on Cable line Rd. near TWO Rd 165. A verbal warning for speeding was given.
  5. Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 500 block of N. Market at 4:58 pm.

 

  1. Police responded to an accident in the area of Chicago and Jackson at 7:24 pm. There was not enough damage to complete a report.
  2. Police conducted a traffic stop on S. Second St. at Mulberry at 8:40 pm. A verbal warning for defective lighting was given.
  3. Police conducted a traffic stop on S. Second at Washington at 9:11 pm. A verbal warning for speeding was given.
  4. Police conducted a traffic stop on Walnut near 5th St. a written warning was issued for Improper Passing.

                                                                              12-29-18

  1. Police responded to the 100 block of W. Herron Ct. in reference to a drug overdose at 12:52 am.
  2. Police responded to IMH ER at 2:25 am. In reference to a subject that had overdosed and was not combative with the staff.
  3. Police arrested Jeremiah Walker, 40, Watseka, at 9:04 am for Burglary, Theft over $300.00 Criminal Damage to Property, and Criminal Trespass to Real Property. His arrest came after an investigation in to the burglary of a local business. He was transported to the County Jail.
  4. Police responded to the 200 block of N. 8th St. at 9:42 am for an unknown medical problem,
  5. Police responded to a suspicious person in the 400 block of W. North St. at 11:42 am.
  6. Police responded to a civil dispute in the 500 block of E. Walnut at 12:50 pm.
  7. Police responded to a burglar alarm at 1889 E. US HWY 24 at 2:34 pm.
  8. Police responded to a traffic complaint in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 3:27 pm.
  9. Police esponded to a verbal domestic in the 400 block of E. Elm at 6:53 pm.
  10. Police responded to a theft in the 300 block of E. Sheridan at 10:51 pm.

12-30-18

  1. Police esponded to a suspicious person in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 12:58 am.
  2. Police responded to the area of the North Bridge in reference to a reckless Driver at 12:25 pm.
  3. Police responded to the area of North and Jefferson in reference to a reckless driver at

4:27 pm.

  1. Police responded to a complaint of Child Abuse in the 100 block of E. Oak at 4:39 pm.
  2. Police esponded to a 911 hang-up call in the 100 block of E. Cherry St. at 4:40 pm,
  3. Police assisted DCFS with a child abuse accusation in the 100 block of E. Oak St. at 7:36

pm.

  1. Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Walnut and 6th St. at 10:30 pm. A verbal warning was given for defective equipment.
  2. Police Conducted a traffic stop at 5th and Walnut at 11:28 pm. A verbal Warning was given for using a cell phone while driving.

                                                                                                                                          

12-31-18

  1. Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of N. 5th St. at 1:57 am.
  2. Police responded to a civil dispute in the 500 block of E. Oak St. at 10:06 am.
  3. Police responded to a theft in the Creekside Ct. Trailer Park at 12:22 pm
 
   


4.Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 600 block of E. Mulberry at 2:11pm. 5. 5.Police responded to a city ordinance violation in the 500 block of N. 3rd St. at 3:10 pm.

  1. Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 900 block of S, Western Ave. at 6:18 pm.
  2. Police responded to the 400 block of E. Ash at 8:19 pm for a suspicious vehicle.
  3. Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 11:03pm. A verbal warning was given for defective equipment.

                                                                         1-1-19

  1. Police located open doors at a business in 400 block of W. Walnut St. at 12:18 am. The doors were secured.
  2. Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Second and Adams at 12:38 am. A verbal warning was given for defective equipment,

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KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Monday, December 24, 2018, at approximately 3:08 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 481 North Cottage Avenue in Kankakee, Illinois. During the search, Agents seized approximately 719.7 grams of suspected cannabis and a loaded .22 caliber pistol. A resident, Johnta L. Adams, age 30, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and for criminal fortification. Matthew Bender, age 34, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Both were transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/23-12/25/18

Police responded to trespassers in the 400 block of N. Market at 8:38 am.

Police responded to a burglary to a garage in the 700 block of N. Market at 11:16 am.

Police responded to a child custody dispute in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 2:12 pm.

Police responded to a verbal argument in the 100 block of N, Kay at 5:54 pm.

Police responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 100 block of E. Washington at 9:16 pm.

Police assisted ICSD with a notification to a parent of an accident with injuries involving a juvenile at 10:03 pm.

12-24-18

Police responded to a civil dispute in the 600 block of N. Clarence Ave. at 3:33 pm.

Police responded to trespassers in the 300 block of E. Elm at 4:00 pm.

Police responded to illegal burning in the 100 block of S. 8th St. at 4:40 pm.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of W. Lafayette at 9:13 pm.

Police assisted ICSD in searching for a suicidal subject that had fled a residence in Iroquois at 10:32 pm.

Police responded to a business in the 700 block of W. Walnut in reference to a male subject begging for money at 11:2 pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Second at Oak at 11:56 pm. A verbal warning was given.

                                                                                                          12-25-18

Police responded to a possible stolen vehicle in the 500 block of N. 5th St. at 9:29 am.

Police responded to a civil dispute in which one subject was telling people that another subject was deceased in the 500 block of N. 5th St. at 5:09 pm.

Police responded to a possible burglary in progress at a business in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 5:57 pm.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the 600 block of E. Lincoln at 11:17 pm.

                                                                                                           12-25-17

Police responded to a battery that had occurred in the 500 block of N. 5th St. at 2:40 am.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/24/18

Police responded to a citizen's assist in the 800 block of W. Lafayette at 8:15 am.

Police responded to a Trespass complaint in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 11:56 am.

Police assisted with a funeral detail in the 200 block of S. 4th St. at 1:12 pm.

Police responded to an accident in the alleyway behind the Post Office at 1:23 pm.

Police responded to a reckless driver in the 800 block of S. Belmont at 1:54 pm.

Police responded to a 911 call in the 100 block of E. Walnut St. at 2:58 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 200 block of N. 4th St. at 3:06 pm.

Police responded to a reckless driver in the 600 block of E. Grant at 4:31 pm.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of W. Walnut at 4:35 pm.

Police responded to criminal damage to a vehicle in the 100 block of N. 2nd St. at 5:47 pm.

Police responded to a Domestic Dispute in the 400 block of N. Market at 11:33 pm. Arrested during the incident was John Peldzus, 65, Watseka, for Domestic Battery. He was transported to the County; Jail.

                                                              12-21-18

Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of E. Walnut at 12:49 am. Arrested during the investigation was Roberto Alvarado, 22, Watseka. He was charged with Battery and transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to a 911 hang-up in the 1400 block of E. Walnut at 8:17 am.

Police responded to a Trespass complaint in the 100 block of E. Oak at 9:11 am.

Police responded to a suicidal subject in the 800 block of W. Lafayette at 11:34 am.

Police responded to an accident in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 11:46 am. According to reports a 2012 Kia operated by Matthew White, Watseka, exited a parking space and struck a 2016 Ford operated by Stephen Kuipers, Onarga. Damage was estimated at over $1500.00 and no citations or injuries were reported.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 500 block of N. 4th St. at 11:55 am.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 12:09 pm. Arrested during the stop was Thomas Valle, 39, Milford, for Driving while License Revoked. He was transported to the County Jail.

 

Police arrested Shai Arseneau, 22, Watseka, at 1:07 pm in the area of 4th and Ash after an officer reconized her and knew her to have an outstanding Kankakee County Warrant. She was transported to the County Jail.

Police conducted a Welfare Check in the 500 block of N. 3rd St. at 3:06 pm.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the area of E. Oak St. at 4:21 pm.

Police responded to a Child custody dispute in the 400 block of N. 4th St. at 5:49 pm.

Police responded to a civil dispute in the 30 block of N. 5th St. at 8:30pm.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of N. 4th St. at 9:18 pm. Arrested during the investigation was Catrina Walker, 38, Watseka, for Disorderly Conduct. She was transported to the County Jail.

                                                              12-22-18

Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of N. 6th St. at 1:28 am.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Grant and Walnut at 4:49 am. Cited during the stop was Tyson Gass, Watseka, for Driving While License Suspended. He posted bond and was released.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 200 block of S. 4th St. at 7:36 am.

Police responded to a business in the 500 block of E. Walnut at 8:50 am in reference to a subject attempting to enter a vehicle. On arrival Police located James Musselman, 32, Watseka.

Police had already taken a Trespass complaint against Musselmann earlier in the day.

Musselman was taken into custody for Criminal Trespass and transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter at 11:46 am. Arrested was Katina Martell, 37, Watseka, for Retail Theft. She was taken to the County Jail.

Police responded to an accident in a parking lot in the 400 block of W. Walnut at 2:39 pm. According to reports a 2003 Buick operated by Zola Willhelm, Watseka, back from a parking space and struck a 2010 Chrysler owned by Amy Walton, Milford. Damage was estimated at $1500.00 and no citations or injuries reported.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 100 block of W. Mulberry at 7:23 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area of 10th and Porter at 8:49 pm.

Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of Brianna and Elm at 8:54 pm.

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 9:07 pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Oak/ 6th St. at 11:17 pm. A verbal Warning was given.

Police responded to a civil dispute in the 300 block of W. Park at 12:42 am.

Police assisted a local business with an escort at 2:14 am.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/21/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 200 block of S Third at 10:12 A.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 11:10 A.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 block of W Walnut at 12:28 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 block of E Walnut at 12:32 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of N Fourth at 1:31 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of W Walnut at 4:22 P.M. on 12-19-18,

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 100 block of Bell Rd at 5:46 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 400 block of W Mulber y at 8:43 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 200 block of N Fifth at 10:19 P.M. on 12-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 1000 block of N Jefferson at 12:33 A.M. on 12-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Fourth at 3:57 A.M. on 12-20-18.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/19/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 10:20 A.M. on 12-17-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 600 block of S Second at 11:11 A.M. on 12-17-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of found property in the 100 block of Hubbard Ct at 12:11 P.M. on 12-17-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of W Walnut at 3:29 A.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of W Park at 9:55 A.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 300 block of W Park Ave at 10:30 A.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 800 block of N Market at 12:12 P.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disabled semi at the intersection of Route 1 & 24 at 12:58 P.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police arrested Alice M Richmond, 50 Watseka in the 300 block of W Victory at 3:51 P.M. on 12-18-18. Richmond was charged with battery and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:32 P.M. on 12-18-18.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of attempted burglary in the 100 block of E Oak at 6:28 P.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 6:40 P.M. on 12-18-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Jeanne M McManaway, 49 Martinton was in line at Steak N Shake when she backed up striking a vehicle driven by Michelle L Holloway, 45 Sheldon. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at under $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 300 block of E Cherry at 8:20 P.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 500 block of S Third at 9:23 P.M. on 12-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public service call in the 100 block of W Walnut at 10:29 P.M. on 12-18-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/18/18

On December 14th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Will County with David Blair, age 39, of Gilman. Accordjng to police reports, Blair was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with possession of a controlled substance, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

On December 15th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Louisville Kyj with Danielle K. Kiser, age 31 of Louisville Ky. According to police reports, Kiser was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with Burglary and theft. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

 
 


 
  On December 16th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Rogelio Garcia, age 25, of Watseka. According to police reports, Garcia was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jai! where he posted the required bond and was released.


On December 17th , 2018, Clifton Police arrested Brian Bellamy, age 34, of Matteson, Accordjng to police reports, Bellamy was wanted on an outstanding McDonough County warrant charging him with failure to appear for manufacture and delivery of cannabis. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he awaits extradition back to McDonough County.

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