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Newton County Sheriff's Deputies report another Fatal Accident

9-18-18 10:11am Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of CR400E and CR 900N involving a passenger car and a scooter.

 

According to a witness statement, the scooter was eastbound on CR 900N and failed to stop and yield to the northbound passenger car.  The crash resulted in the fatality of a 61 year old Lake Village, IN man.  

 

The driver of the other vehicle, 33 year old Fair Oaks, IN woman refused medical treatment at the scene.

Names of the drivers are being withheld at this time pending family notification.

 

Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Indiana State Police, Newton County EMS, Lincoln Twp Fire Dept and the Newton County Coroners Officer. 

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Watseka Police Department News 9/15-9/18/18

Police conducted a traffic stop on US 24 near St. Peters Body Shop at 8:34 am. A verbal warning was given.

Police responded to a fight in progress In the 500 block of E. Walnut St. at 11:23 am. One subject was transported to IMH with minor Injuries. Police were called to the same area at 12:49 pm for the same two subjects arguing again. Parties were separated and advised of their options,

Police responded to a business jn the 100 block of E. Walnut at 1:38 pm In reference to a stolen cell phone,

Police responded to a physical domestic dispute In the 400 block of E. Cherry St. at 2:24 pm. This lead to the arrest of Nicholas Coleman, 28, Watseka for Domestic Battery, Coleman was also found to be wanted on an active Iroquois County Warrant charging him with FTA for Criminal Damage to Property.

He was taken to the county Jail where he Is being held,

Police responded to the 300 block of W. Walnut at 3:02 pm for a suspicious person.

Police responded to a suspicious male and female behind a business In the 100 block of W, Walnut at 3:51 pm,

Police responded to pan handlers in the 1700 block of E, Walnut at 4:28 pm. Subjects were ordered to move along.

Police responded to a subject with a weapon In a vehicle that had displayed it to some subjects In the 100 block of N. Jefferson at 7:46 pm. Police located the vehicle in the area of Pleasant and Virginia a short time later, The driver advised he had been threatened and had the weapon, a machete for protection, The weapon was confiscated.

Police conducted a traffic Stop at North and Second St. at 9:00 pm, A verbal warning was Issued for improper lighting.

Police responded to the 500 block of S. 4th at 9:53 pm for a found hypodermic needle,

Police were called to check for trespassers in a residence in the 100 block of Creek Side Ct. at 10;59 pm. No One was located Inside the residence.

Police located a suspicious vehicle In Legion Park at 11:36 pm. Subjects were told to leave the park.

 

Police issued a verbal warning for an Illegally parked vehicle in the 200 block of E. Walnut at 12:34 am.

Police located a suspicious person In a parking lot In the 800 block of E, Walnut at 1:37 AM, The subject was told to move along.

Police responded to the 800 block of N. Chicago at 2:28 am In reference to vandalism.

Police responded to a reckless driver in the 200 block of W, Walnut at 1:28 pm.

 

Police were called to the 200 block of N. 4th St. in reference to a flight at 2:14 pm. Subjects had left prior to Police arriving.

Police responded to a loud music complaint In the 400 block of E, Ash St. at 5:18 pm,

Police responded to trespassers in the 300 block of E, Cherry St. at 7:52 pm.

Police located a wanted subject in the area of North and Second St at 8:49 am. Arrested was Cassie Arenibar, 29, Watseka, for a failure to appear on a No Valid License charge. After her arrest Officers located a Hypodermic Needle and other Drug Paraphernalia on her person• she was charged with this as well, She was transported to the County Jail where she Is being held,

Police were called to a dumped bicycle jn the 700 block Of E, Walnut at 10:15 am.

Police responded to a stolen bike call In the 300 block Of E. Walnut St. at 12:54 pm.

Police were called to a civil dispute in the 800 block of E. Lafayette at 1:17 pm,

Police issued a city ordinance flotation In the 700 block of E, Ash at 3:15 pm,

Police responded to a residence In the 400 block of E. Elm at 3:49 pm for a 911 hang-up call. On arrival it was determined to be a verbal domestic

Police responded to trespassers In the 400 block of S, 4th St. at 4:27 pm.

Police responded to a fight in the 700 block of E, Walnut at 5:35 pm,

Police responded to possible drug transactions occurring in a parking lot In the 400 block of E, Walnut St, at 6:06 pm.

Police responded to an Intoxicated person calling 911 in the 200 block of N, 4th at 9:38 pm. Subject was advised not to call again,

Police responded to trespassers in the 400 block of S, 4th St. at 9:46 pm. They were gone when Police arrived,

Police located (2) suspicious subjects jn the 200 block of N, 5th St, at 9:47 pm, Police responded to Trespassers In the 700 block of E. Oak at 10:22 pm.

 

Police located (3) suspicious person In the 100 block of W. Oak at 12:02am.

Police responded to loud noises coming from a residence in the area of 5th and Western at 4:05 am. On arrival it was determined to be a domestic dispute but one party had already left and the other refused to pursue charges,

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/18/18

On September 16th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Sean J. Jordan, age 42, of Chebanse, IL. According to police reports, Jordan was charged with domestic battery. Jordan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 16fr , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Joseph McCormick, age 25, of Hoopeston, IL. According to police reports, McCormick was charged with domestic battery and aggravated battery to a Police Officer. McCormick was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

On September 17th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Mercedes Marquis, age 27, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Marquis was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Missouri. Marquis was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Newton County Police Investigate a Fatal Crash

 

On 9/16/2018 at approximately 2:20 A.M. Newton County Sheriff’s Department responded a report of a vehicle that struck a utility pole on State Road 10 east of US 41.

Preliminary investigation by Deputy Hamilton shows a 2004 Silver Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Robert Tyson, 33, of Lake Station, Indiana was traveling East bound on State Road 10 when the vehicle disregarded the stop light at the intersection of State Road 10 and US 41. The vehicle then lost control and went off the road way, causing the vehicle to strike a utility pole.

The driver, Tyson, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Family has been notified.  The crash is still under investigation.

 

Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department, Newton County Coroner’s Office.

 

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Watseka Police Department News 9/15-9/17/*18

Police pulled Liquor license of a locat tavern at 10:35 am In the 200 block of W. Walnut due to the owner's death,

Police responded to Kay Park at 12:19 pm in reference to a subject finding drug paraphernalia. It was confiscated and destroyed,

Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance at 12;20 pm in the 100 block of E. Oak St.

Police responded to criminal damage to a vehicle at 2:30 pm In the 500 block of Martin Ave,

Police responded to a residence In the 400 block of E. Walnut at 3:15 pm concerning a city ordinance violation,

Police responded to the 300 block of W, Victory at 4:56 pm In reference to a loose dog,

Police responded to the 400 block of S. 4th St, for an unwanted person,

Police contacted the resident In the 500 block of S. Third St, in reference to several city ordinance violatlons,

Police re4sponded to a suspicious person In the 300 block of E. Cherry St. at 6:48 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 200 block of W. Walnut at 9:43pm,

Police recovered an abandoned bike In the 700 block of E. Walnut St at 11:10 pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop on US 24 near Old US 24 at 11:17 pm. A verbal warning was Issued.

09-15-18

Police responded to the 600 block of E. Cherry St. at 12:48 Am for a missing person,

Police responded to a physlcal domestic In the 400 block of N. 4th St. at 1:22 am, Pollce were delayed by a train and the suspect fled prior to their arrival.

Police responded to the 200 block of Brianna drive at 3:05 am in reference to a subject locating illegal narcotics In their vehicle. Subject was an LJber driver and located the narcotics after dropping off several fares and returning home.

 

Police responded to East Walnut St. for a reckless driver at 6;02 am.

Police responded to the 300 block of E, Locust for a found Syringe at 7:20 am.

Police responded to the 900 block of W, Maln St, for a dog running loose at 9:35 am, The owner was located a cited for the offense,

Police responded to the corner of 8th and Cherry for Illegal burning at 9;52 am,

Police responded to the SOO block of E. Walnut for a welfare check at 10:59 am.

Police arrested Cortney McKlnney, 22, Watseka, at 12:05 pm in the 300 block of N. 5th St, she was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant charging her with Burglary. She was transported to the County Jail where she is being held,

Police took a report of a stolen vehicle In the 300 block of W, Oak at 12:4S pmt

Police responded to a missing person in the 100 block of E, Jackson at 4:16 pm,

Police responded to the 300 block of W. North St. at 4:23 pm in reference to a possible flght in progress.

Police responded to the 700 block of Hanson Dr, at 5:05 pm In reference to Criminal Damage to a Vehicle.

Police arrested Mark Depatis, 46, Homeless, in the 300 block of E. Walnut at 5:44 pm on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant charging him with Burglary. He was transported to the County Jail where he is belng held.

Pollce responded to a Domestic Disturbance in the 200 block of E. Sheridan at 5:55 pm. Police responded to the 400 block of N. 5th In reference to Criminal Damage to Property at 7:18 pm,

Police responded to a suspicious person In the 300 block of E. Cherry St. at 7:19 pm,

Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance In the 300 block of N, 6th St, at 7:51 pm, Police responded to a hit and run accident In the 400 block of N, 4th St, at 8:56 pm. According to reports a 2012 Dodge Ram owned by Joy Norder, Watseka, was struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in that area.

Police responded to a female subject laying In the roadway at the Intersection of Fleming and Division at 11:45 pm. Police located her and she was released to a friend for the evening.

 

Police Investigated a suspicious circumstance at a business in the 100 block of N. Jefferson at 1:16 am. The building was found to be secured.

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ISP Investigate Accident on 115

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Semi vs. Pickup Truck Crash

Route 115 @ 7000W (Kankakee County)

Thursday, September 16, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Unit One: 2007 Volvo, Truck Tractor

Unit Two: 2014 Dodge Ram

Unit One: Gerbretsadik T. Hagdu, 37, Sioux City, IA

Unit Two: Laverne R. Schultz, 85, Herscher

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Semi was traveling northbound on Kankakee County 7000 West Road approaching Route 115. The Dodge was traveling eastbound on Route 115 approaching Kankakee County 7000 West Road. The Semi failed to stop/yield at the regulated stop sign. The Semi entered onto Route 115 and the Dodge was unable to avoid the collision. The Dodge struck the Semi on the driver's side truck tractor drive axle. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Riverside Hospital and later flown to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. The driver of the Semi refused medical treatment at the scene.

The driver of the Semi was issued a citation for Failure to Yield at an

Intersection.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/14/18

On September 10th , 2018) Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joel C. Ishmiel, age 24, of Gilman. According to police reports, Ishmiel was charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

 
 


On September 13th , 2018, Jroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Candace B. Pinkstaff, age 211 of Watseka, According to police reports, Pinkstaff was wanted on two outstanding warrants charging her with burglary and failure to appear for resisting arrest Additionally, Pinkstaff was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotics instrument, theft and forgery. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 9/12/18

Police responded to the 900 block of W, Main St, at 8:43 am in reference to a suspicious person. Police located Thomas Kusman, 45, Watseka, ad placed him into custody for Vlolatlon of an Order of Protection, He was transported to the County Jall where he Is being held.

Police responded to the 700 block of E. Oak at 9:54 am in reference to a Residential Burglary that had occurred.

Police responded to a business In the 700 block of Walnut in reference to posslble narcotics being found.

Police responded to a domestic situation in the 400 block of E. Oak St. at 9:36 pm,

Police located and Investigated a suspicious vehicle on Veterans Parkway at 11:46 pm,

Pollce located and investigated a suspicious person in the 200 block of Laird Lane at 11:27 pm,

 

Police responded to a business in the 1200 block of E. Walnut St. at 10;11 am in reference to stolen utility trailer,

Police Investigated a susplcjous person In the 400 block of West Walnut at 10:16 am,

Police responded to a 911 hang-up call In the 1400 block of E. Walnut St at 10:40 am.

Police responded to Glenn Raymond School at 1:27 pm for an activated fire alarm, The alarm was part of a drill.

Police responded to the 200 block of E. Oak at 1;48 pm in reference to a found hypodermic needle.

Police conducted a trafflc stop at Sixth/ Elm at 4:00 pm. A verbal warnlng for disobeying a stop sign was given,

Police responded to a reckless driver E/B from the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 4:00 pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Walnut near Flemming at 4:32 pm for revoked registration, This led to the arrest of Gloria Novak, 25, Watseka, for Drlvlng While License Suspended, Operation of a Vehlcle with Revoked Registratlon, and Operation of an IJninsured Vehlcle. She was taken to the County Jail,

Police responded to the 400 block of W, Mulberry at 6:46 pm for a domestic situation.

Police responded to the SOO block of E, Walnut at 8:48 pm In reference to a suspicious person,

 

Police responded to a theft In the 200 block of N. 4th St, at 1:41 am.

Police responded to the 300 block of E. Sheridan for a trespasser at 2:10 am.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 100 block of N. Jefferson at 2:58 am,

Police responded to a theft in the area of Fifth and Lincoln at 5;33 am.

Police conducted a welfare check In the 200 block of N, 4th St, at 2:10 pm,

Police responded to the 500 block of E. Lincoln in reference to a dog running at large at 6:3S pm.

Police responded to the 400 block of N, Second St. at 6:42 pm In reference to found hypodermic needles.

Police responded to a commercial burglar alarm in the 100 block of N, Veterans at 7:03 pm,

Police responded to the 200 block of W. Park at 8:35 pm for a domestic disturbance.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Walnut near Grant at 8:53 pm. A verbal warning was issued for faulty lighting.

Police responded to a noise complaint in the 600 btock of E, Oak 1:40 am.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/10/18

On September 7th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Travis M. Dickinson, age 26, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Dickinson was charged domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence. Dickinson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 7th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Eric J- Holt, age 31 , of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Holt was charged with driving while license suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia. Holt was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 8th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Ronald J, Jenczalik, age 44, of Beaverville, IL. According to police reports, Jenczalik was wanted on an outstanding Newton County, IN. warrant for conspiracy to commit burglary. Jenczalik was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 8th, 2018, Jeremy M. Kraud, age 39, of Watseka, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a 8 weekend sentence for delivery of cannabis 2.5-10 grams.

 

On September 8th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Paula S, Jones, age 53, of Hoopeston, IL. According to police reports, Jones was charged possession of methamphetamine. Jones was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 9/10/18

Police took a report in the 600 block of E. Lincoln at 7:44 am of a vehicle passing a School Bus that was loading children.

Police responded to the area of 4th and Elm at 7:50 am in reference to a reckless driver.

Police responded to a residence In the 300 block of N. 8th St. In reference to a Physlcal Domestic Dispute at 1:48pm, Arrested was Donald Branch, 45, Watseka, for Domestic Battery, Possession of

Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and

Possesslon of a Controlled Substance, He was transported to the County Jail where he Is being held,

Police Investigated a complaint of dogs locked in a kennel in the 600 block of E. Oak at 2:52pm.The matter was turned over to Animal Control.

Police took a report at WPD at 4:38 pm In reference to an argument that started over Facebook,

Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 300 block of E. Cherry St. at S:S8 pm. Police took a report of an Ordinance Violation in the 300 Block of N. Kay St. at 6:09 pm,

Police responded to a neighborhood dispute In the 300 block of N. Kay St. at 6;14 pm.

Police located an open door on a business in the 1400 block Of West Lafayette at 8:36 pm. The door was secured.

Police located a suspicious vehlcle In Kay Park at 11:27 pm, The subjects were advlsed the park was closed and told to leave,

09-06-18

Police responded to illegal dumping In the 1400 block of E, Walnut at 1:27 am. Police stopped the vehicle that drove away from the location and found the subject was removing Items from the dumpster not putting them In it,

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area of Second/ Ash at 1:26 am.

Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance in the 500 block of N, 5th St. at 1:46 am. Police responded to a motorists assist In the ISOO block of E. Walnut at 2:09 am,

Police located a suspicious vehicle in Legion Park at 8:58 am. Subjects were advised to leave the area,

Police responded to a 911 call in the 300 block of E, Walnut at 12:40 pm,

Police were requested to perform a welfare check In the 400 block of E. Oak at 12:52 pm,

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle In the 100 block of E. Ash at 7;42 am,

Pollce responded to a residence in the 400 block of S, Third at 9:29 am in reference to vandalism to a vehicle.

Police responded to a commerclal burglar alarm at a business in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 9:32 am,

Police responded to an auto accldent In the 300 block of E. walnut at 1:59 pm, According to reports Jason Long, 37, Watseka, advised his car accelerated causing him to loose control and strike a curb. No cltations or injuries reported and damage was in excess of $1500,00

Police responded to an accident at the Intersection of Martin Ave. and Belmont at 3:21 pm. According to reports a vehicle operated by Leevl Bruens, 16, Watseka, was stopped at a stop slgn when he was rear ended by a vehicle being operated by Kara Florlant, 16, Watseka. No injuries or citations reported damage was estimated at less than $1500.00,

Pollce assisted a disabled vehicle on RT 24 at the west city limlts at 9:01 pm.

09-08-18

Police responded to a residence In the 500 block of El Ash In reference to Vandalism at 9:07 am,

Police responded to a commercial burglar alarm In the 100 block of W. Cherry at 10:14 am,

Police took a report of a famlly problem at WPD at 12:27 pm,

Police responded to an unwanted person In the 200 block of E. Sheridan at 1;00 pm. The subJect had left prior to Police arrival.

Police responded to a fight in progress In the 400 block of N, 5th St. at 3:32 pm in which one of the subjects had been stabbed, After an Investlgatlon on the scene Police arrested Natasha Loucks, 33 Watseka, for Aggravated Battery. She was transported to the County Jail where she is being held, The victim was transported to IMH by IMH EMS and treated for several cuts on her body.

Police responded to a dog running at large in the 300 block of N, Kay at 5:17 pm,

Police responded to a resldence In the 300 block of W, North St, at 6:49 pm In reference to a subject finding her cat deceased and thought It may have been poisoned,

Police conducted a traffic stop at 11.281 pm on Rte. 24 near old Rte, 24, A verbal Warning was issued for Improper Passlnga

Police responded to the 100 block of W. Park Ave at 11:35 pm In reference to a fight in progress Involving several persons, On arrival Police were not able to locate anyone in the area.

Police Investigated a suspicious vehicle on railroad property in the 100 block of W. Park at 11:44 pm, It was found to be a railroad employee checking equipment,

 

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Fatal Car Crash in Newton County

 

FATAL CRASH- LINCOLN TWP

 (09-04-18  0920AM)

 

On September 3, 2018 at 11:56am Newton County Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on CR 900N, West of SR 55. 

 

The preliminary investigation indicates a 53 year old Lake Village man was traveling East on CR 900N in a 2017 Ford F150 pick up.  A 2000 Chevrolet pickup, operated by a 19 year old Rensselaer man was traveling Westbound.

 

The vehicles collided head-on resulting in the death of the Lake Village man.

 

The crash remains under investigation.  Anyone that may have information or witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office 219-474-6081 EXT 3114.

 

Names are being withheld at this time as the investigation continues.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police News from Labor Day Weekend

On September 2nd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Sean J. Jordan, age 42, of Chebanse, IL. According to police reports, Jordan was charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On September 1 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident on Church Ave. and Bunker St. in Iroquois, IL. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Thomas W. McCabe, age 25, of Iroquois, was traveling westbound on Church St. when a vehicle driven by, Nicholas ss Watwer, age 21, of Watseka, was traveling northbound on Bunker St. At the intersection of Bunker St. and Church Ave. MCCabe was crossing the intersection when he was struck by Walwer- No injuries were reported and no citations were issued

 

On September 3rd , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michele L. Heffelfinger, age 38, of Milfordl IL. According to police reports, Heffetfinger was charged with theft under $500. Heffelfinger was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police Department News from Labor Day Weekend

Police located an abandoned scooter in Kay Park at 6:35 am, It was towed to the impound lot.

Police located a subject trespassing on private property In the 200 block of West Flemmlng at 10:09 am.

This lead to the arrest of Angela Jantz, 38, Watertown, WI. Police charged Jantz wlth Possession of a Controlled Substance, Crlmjnat Trespass to Land, Possesslon of a Narcotic Instrument, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Identification. She was taken to the County Jail.

Police responded to a call of a subject bathing a dog in the pond at Lakeview Park at 10:21 am.

Police responded to a theft from a parked train in the 200 block of S. Yount at 3:10pm.

Police responded to a call of a reckless driver in the 800 block Of West Lafayette at 4:48 pm

Police located an abandoned vehicle behind a buslness In the 100 block of N, Jefferson at 10:25 pm. It was determined the vehicle had broken down,

Police responded to an intoxicated subject driving a mower E/B on Oak passing Third St, at 11:30 pm.

Police responded to a report of loud music in the SOO block of east Walnut at 10;36 pm.

Police responded to WPD at 11:46 pm for a found debit card,

 

Police responded to an Intoxicated subJect In Kay Park at 1:11 am

Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance in the 300 block of E. Cherry St. at 3:18 am. Once on scene It was determined the suspect had fled the scene,

Pollce again responded to a Domestic Dispute In the 300 block Of E. Cherry St. at 4:51 am. Police were not able to locate the suspect who had fled on foot.

Police responded to a call of a susplclous person behind a business in the 400 block of E, Walnut at 4;42 am.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/31/18

 

 
 

 

 
 


On August 28th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Steven G, Houser, age 44, of Donovan. According to police reports, Houser was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging him with failure to appear for driving white license revoked. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/30/18

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 200 block of E Fairman at 6:56 A.M. on August 28th . Police determined the damage was under $1,500 so both owners exchanged information.

Watseka Police responded to five 911 calls in the 100 block of E Lincoln at 7:08 A.M. on August 28th. Police determined it was a child playing with the phone,

Watseka Police investigated a report of a vehicle that had been struck by another vehicle while it was parked in the 200 block of E Fairman, The owner reported she believes her vehicle had been struck sometime between the hours of 7 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. on August 26th.

Watseka Police investigated a report of reckless conduct in the 100 block of E Walnut at 12:11 P.M. on August 28th,

Watseka Police investigated a report of a driver without a driver's license in the 100 block of N Eighth at 2:38 P.M. on August 28th.

Watseka Police assisted a driver with a disabled vehicle on S Third St at 5:40 P.M. on August 28th . Police and the owner were able to push it off the roadway.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of E oak at 6:58 P.M. on August 28th .

Watseka Police investigated a report of suspicious persons in the 300 block of W Victory at 7:57 P.M. on August 28th.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of S Fourth at 8:17 P.M. on August 28th.

Watseka Police investigated a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of E Cherry at 9:38 P.M. on August 28th ,

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 100 block of S Fourth at 9:43 P.M. on August 28th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 2:38 A.M. on August 29th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N Fourth at 4:43 A.M. on August 29th .

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 11:16 A.M. in the 400 block of E Elm on August 29th . According to Police reports, vehicle driven by Effie M Stone, 71 Watseka was backing out of driveway and struck a parked vehicle belonging to Patricia L Don Idson, 69 Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citations were is ued.

Watseka Police Investigated a report of criminal damage to vehi les in the 300 block of Old US 24 at 12:29 P.M. on August 29th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an injured opossum in he 300 block of N Chicago at 2:07 P.M. on August 29th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the

600 block of N Clarence at 2:22 P.M. on August 29th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of forgery in the 100 bloc of E Walnut at 2:41 P.M. on August 29th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of solicitors in the 500 blo k of N Third at 3:02 P.M. on August 29th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block o E

Fairman at 3:34 P.M. on August 29th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a city ordinance violati n in the 400 block of N Second at 7:44 P.M. on August 29th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in he 100 block of E Washington St at 8:38 P.M. on August 29th .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 bloc of E Creekside Court at 11:29 P.M. on August 29th .

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KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Monday, June 27, 2018, at approximately 8:12 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 572 Stockton Heights Drive, Bourbonnais, IL. During a search, agents located approximately 15.59 pounds of suspected cannabis and 17.37 pounds of suspected cannabis edibles. KAMEG Agents also located ammunition.

Brice A. Mixon, age 20, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver over 5000 grams and possession of ammunition by a felon. Mixon was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center. KAMEG was assisted by the Bourbonnais Police Department.

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BIG R HAS SOLD

Jerry Gibbs no longer is in the retail business.

The Watseka businessman who helped transform Big R from a small Illinois-based farm and general merchandise retail outlet into a thriving and growing Midwest business confirmed Monday he has sold his majority share of the business.


Gibbs owned 23 Big R stores in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The company’s corporate office and warehouse also are located in Watseka.

Big R employs slightly more than 1,100.

Gibbs stated he sold his stake of Big R to Matt Whebbe, 39, of St. Paul, Minn., and Joda Crabtree, who is a son of the store’s founders, Bill and Pat Crabtree. Joda will remain a part-owner of Big R.

Terms of the Aug. 17 sale were undisclosed.

The new ownership is readying plans to add a third store in Ohio and four to six locations within the next two years in Michigan. Currently, Big R does not currently have stores in Michigan.

“I believe there are a lot of fun things we can do, and there are some additions we can make here (Watseka),” Whebbe said. He said he loves what he has seen in Watseka.

 

“The company has built a great platform,” he said. He acknowledged he’s going to have to work to win over staff and customers because Gibbs was so popular and connected.

“It will be one person at a time. I know change is hard. I’ve told employees already: Don’t hear my words. Watch my actions.”

The 71-year-old Gibbs, a native of Tennessee, said he had been looking to “slow down” his role in the business, but he was having trouble doing so. He described himself as semi-retired the past couple years, but found himself remaining very involved.

“I decided I was going to go all in or all out,” he said.

He had some general talks with Whebbe during the past three years, and those talks turned serious this past winter and spring.

They came to terms and signed documents about two weeks ago. Gibbs informed his employees shortly after the deal was signed.

He said all employees will remain and the store will maintain the Big R name.

READ THE FULL STORY IN THE KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL 

 

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Watseka Police Department News 8/28/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 6:57 A.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police investigated a report of trespassing in the 500 block of W Walnut at 7:58 A.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of E Creekside Court at 8:32 A.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a public service call in the 800 N Virginia at 10:34 AM, on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a battery in the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:37 A.M. on August 27 th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of found items in the 500 block of S Tenth at 11:46 A.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 300 block of W Park at 12:17 P.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 12:33 P.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a civil disturbance in the 500 block of E oak at 3:25 P.M. on August 27th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of E Raymond Road at 4:00 P.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious persons in the 900 block of S Fourth at 4:49 P.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Second & Walnut at 5:10 P.M. on August 27th . According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Thomas D Gregorash, 22 Watseka was Eastbound on Walnut when the light turned green. Gregorash then let off the brake and was unable to stop when a vehicle driven by Rachel M Hagadonj 43 Rensselaer IN did not start in traffic, No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a missing child in the 600 block of N Market at 5:16 P.M. on August 27th. The child was later located in the residence.

Watseka Police responded to nine 911 hang-up calls in the 100 block of E Lincoln at 7:25 P.M. on August 27th . Police determined a young child was playing with the phone.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of N Fifth at 7:35 P.M. on August 27th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a snake in a residence in the 300 block of E Ash at 3:36 A.M. on August 28th . Police were able to get the snake out of the residence.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of E Mulberry at 4:43 A.M. on August 28th .

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ISP Arrests

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Shannon D. Voss, 46, of Joliet for DUI; Charles J. Clevenger, 28, of Kankakee for DUI; Terrance K. Collins, 38, of Chicago for Possession of Cannabis; Athmane Djaid, 21, of Chicago and Abedeljalil Atiyeh, 20, of Chicago for Possession of Cannabis; and Jose MoralesVargas, 32, of Crete for DUI.

 

 

On August 23, 2018 at approximately 1:24 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling 22 mph in a 55 mph zone and driving halfway on the shoulder on Route 45 at 5000N. The trooper stopped the vehicle a spoke with the driver, Shannon Voss. Voss showed signs of alcohol impairment. Voss was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Vossi was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for improper lane usage.

 

On August 23, 2018 at approximately 3:04 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on Route 45 at 3500 S. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Charles Clevenger. Clevenger showed signs of alcohol impairment. Clevenger was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Clevenger was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, following too closely, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving while license suspended.

 

On August 25, 2018 at approximately 5:18 P.M., and Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the post speed limit on 1-57 southbound at milepost 287. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Terrance Collins. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 23.64 grams of cannabis. Collins was charged with Possession of Cannabis Under 30 Grams.

 

On August 25, 2018 at approximately 5:58 P.M. an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on 1-57 northbound at milepost 286. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the occupants. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a total of 38.2 grams of cannabis. The driver, Anthmane Djaid, and passenger, Abedeljlil Atiyeh were both charged with Possession of Cannabis Under 30 Grams.

 

On August 25, 2018 at approximately 10:13 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 17 at 16000 E. in Kankakee County. The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Jose Morales-Vargas. MoralesVargas showed signs of alcohol impairment. Morales-Vargas was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Morales-Vargas was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, no valid driver's license, and illegal transportation of alcohol.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/27/18/

On August 22th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Anita M- Ponton, age 28 of Clifton, according to police reports, Ponton was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee Co. warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was later extradited to Kankakee Co.

 

On August 23rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested James G. LeClair, age 44, of Milford. According to police reports, LeClair turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 90 day sentence for driving while license revoked,

 

On August 23rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Timothy W. Alexion, age 23, of

Watseka, according to police reports, Alexion turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 30-day sentence for driving while license revoked,

 

On August 23rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Jackie Winchester, age 42, of Rossville, According to police reports, Winchester was wanted on an outstanding Vermilion Co. warrant charging him with failure to appear for theft. Additionally, Winchester was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/27/18

Watseka Police Investigated a report of a theft of a bicycle in the 600 block of N Virginia at 9:15 A.M. on August 24th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a syringe found in the 200 block of W Walnut at 1:26 P,M, on August 24th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 300 block of E Walnut at 6:46 P.M. on August 24th ,

 

Watseka Police arrested Rebecca L Williams, 45 Watseka at 11:04 P.M. on August 24th . Williams was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with Reckless Conduct. Williams was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police cited Bryce M Lee, 21 Watseka at 3:52 A.M. in the 100 block of N Kay on August 25th for driving while license suspended. Lee posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to an activated car alarm in the 500 block of

S Fourth at 11:26 A.M. on August 25th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 300 block of W Park at 5:53 P.M. on August 25th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found syringe in the 200 block of W Oak at 6:19 P.M. on August 25th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an open car door in the 300 block of S Ninth at 8:09 P.M. on August 25th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 300 block of W Hickory at 7:24 A.M. on August 26th .

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/24/18

On August 22th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Anita M- Ponton, age 28, of Clifton, According to police reports, Ponton was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee Co. warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was later extradited to Kankakee Co.

 

On August 23rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested James G, LeClair, age 44, of Milford, According to police reports, LeClair turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 90 day sentence for driving while license revoked.

On August 23rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Timothy W. Alexion, age 23, of

Watseka. According to police reports, Alexion turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 30 day sentence for driving white license revoked,

 

On August 23 rd , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Jackie Winchester, age 42, of Rossville, According to police reports, Winchester was wanted on an outstanding Vermilion Co. warrant charging him with failure to appear for theft. Additionally, Winchester was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jai! where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Fatal Crash in Iroquois County

At 1 1 :26PM on Wednesday August 22, 2018, the Iroquois County Sheriffs Department, Chebanse Township Fire Department, Riverside EMS and the Ashkum Fire Department were dispatched to a traffic crash involving a semi and a pickup truck that occurred at the intersection of 2950N and 700E Rd in rural Clifton, IL.

Mason Knorr, age 24 of rural Clifton, IL. was westbound on 2950N when he struck a semi tractor and trailer which was northbound on 700E Rd. The collision caused both vehicles to enter the ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection.

The driver of the semi tractor was transported to Riverside hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. Knorr was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The traffic crash is still under investigation and more information will be released at a later time.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/24/18

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lincoln and Faith at 9:17 A,M. on August 23 rd . According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Mary J Lafond, 75 Watseka attempted to pass a vehicle driven by Michael R Townsend, 82 Watseka who was turning left onto Faith Avenue, The Lafond vehicle then struck the Townsend vehicle, causing more than $1,500 in damage. Lafond was cited for improper passing at an intersection. No injuries were reported.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose tortoise in the 600 block of E Oak at 11:43 A.M. on August 23 rd . Police were able to identify the owner and the tortoise was returned to its family.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 200 block of W Locust at 2:38 P.M. on August 23 rd.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 200 block of N Fourth at 4:37 P.M. on August 23 rd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 5:05 P.M. on August 23rd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the SOO block of S Fourth at 6:02 P.M. on August 23rd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft of services in the 400 block of W Walnut at 6:12 P.M. on August 23rd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspected drunk driver in the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:37 P.M. on August 23 rd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a barking dog in the 600 block of N Jefferson at 12:13 A.M. on August 24th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 2:02 A.M. on August 24th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found purse in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:38 A.M. on August 24th ,

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Watseka Police Department News 8/23/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the 500 block of E Walnut at 8:59 A.M. on August 22nd .

Watseka Police responded to a report of items found in the 800 block of E Walnut at 11:11 A.M. on August 22nd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of E Locust at 11:35 A.M. on August 22nd .

 

Watseka Police investigated a twoAvehicle accident at 12:13 P.M. on August 22nd in the Casey's parking lot, According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Amy M Marcum, 28 Milford was backing from a parking space and did not see a vehicle driven by Debra K Conway, 65 Beaverviile pulling into the lot. The Marcum vehicle then struck the Conway vehicle, causing over $1,500 in damage, No citations were issued and no Injuries were reported.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 200 block of E Coney at 2:42 P.M. on August 22nd.

 

Watseka Police investigated a reckless driver on Rt 24 at 4:52 P.M. on August 22nd .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious persons in the 600 block of N Sixth at 5:39 P.M. August 22nd .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of harassment in the 600 block of W Washington at 6:56 P.M. on August 22nd .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of harassment in the 300 block of E Cherry at 7:19 P.M. on August 22nd .

Watseka Police investigated a report of theft in the 100 block of W Oak at 8:15 on August 22 nd ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of S Second on August 22 nd .

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Watseka Police Department News 8/22/18

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of E Walnut at 10:00 A.M. August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose dog in the 500 block of S Tenth at 10:35 A.M. on August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of E Walnut at 12:24 P.M. on August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found syringe in the 200 block of N Fourth at 1:50 P.M. on August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 2:32 PCM. on August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious people in the 100 block of N Eighth at 5:19 P.M. on August 20th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 9:04 A.M. on August 21st 

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of fraud at 1:24 P.M. on August 21st.

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of harassment by electronic communication in the 100 block of S Brown at 12:54 P.M. on August 21St

 

Watseka Police responded to a report cf a loose dog in the 700 block of E Oak at 2:51   on August 21st.

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of trespassing in the 300 block of W Hickory at 7:25 P.M. on August 21st .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of criminal damage to property in the 300 block of W Hickory at 7:41 P.M. on August 21st.

 

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle taken with permission but not returned in the 300 block of N Fifth at 8:54 P.M. on August 21st.

 

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Watseka Police Department News 8/20/18

Watseka Police provided a funeral escort to Segur Knapp funeral home at 11:16 A.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 12:34 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police ticketed Floy A Callahan, 73 Watseka at 1:09 P.M. on August 17th for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no valid driver's license. Callahan posted bcnd and was released.

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of an intoxicated subject in the

700 block of W Walnut at 1:36 P.M. August 17th ,

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 300 block of W Victory at 1:55 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a one vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 2:37 P.M. in the Steak N Shake parking lot on August 17th . According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Donna L Hiltz, 55 Milford was driving Northbound in the lot and did not see Judy I Orland, 62 Watseka, causing the Hiltz vehicle to strike Orland. Orland was transported to IMH by IMH EMS. No citations were issued.

 

Watseka Police investigated a city ordinance violation in the 200 block of W Hickory at 3:55 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 400 block of W Walnut at 4:14 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:04 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of W Lafayette at 8:27 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of theft in the 300 block of N Sixth at 8:34 P.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 300 block of N Kay at 7:52       on August 18th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of soliciting in the 600 E Porter at 2:38 P.M. on August 18th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 500 block of E oak at 8:02 P.M. August 18th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fireworks being shot off in the 300 block of W Park at 8:52 P.M. on August 18th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft of a dog in the 500 block of N Sixth at 11:36 P.M. on August 18th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of N Second at 11:45 A.M. on August 19 th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 500 block of N Third at 12:11 P.M. on August 19th .

 

Watseka Police responded to the Watseka Police Department for a report of theft at 1:27 P.M. on August 19th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious items being found in the 900 block of S Fourth at 3:46 P.M. on August 19th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of children playing in the street in the 700 block of E Rosewood at 6:14 P.M. on August 19th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 700 block of W Walnut at 8:18 P,M, on August 19th .

 

Watseka Police located an open window in a business jn the 1200 block of N Jefferson at 12:56 A.M. on August 20th ,

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic at in the 300 block of W Walnut at 1:03 A.M. on August 20th that led to the arrest of a Watseka man. Micah M Recleker, 22 Watseka was arrested for Possession of methamphetamine, Manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and having only one red taillight, Redeker was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police issued 13 warnings for inoperable/abandoned vehicles during the weekend.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/20/18

On August 18th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Amanda M. Kronz, age 41 , of Milford, IL. According to police reports, Kronz was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with contempt of court. Kronz was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 17th , 2018 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident on N. 2nd St, in Cissna Park- According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Mario Rentena, age 18, of Cissna Park was attempting to turn into a business when he struck a vehicle being driven by Letrelia M. Jones, age 42, of Chicago Heights, Both vehicles sustained over $1500 in damages. No injuries were repotted and no citations were issued.

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KAMEG find Over 700 Pot Plants in Kankakee County

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, at approximately 7:40 a.m., KAMEG agents, with assistance from the Illinois State Police and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department, eradicated 751 outdoor cannabis plants from 5235 South 15000 East County Road in Pembroke Township. During the search warrant, agents also seized equipment utilized in the production of cannabis sativa plants and four firearms. This is an on-going investigation.

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KAMEG find stolen guns

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at approximately 3:10 p.m., KAMEG agents arrested Brett E. Magruder, age 24, of Bradley, IL, for unlawful possession of stolen firearms and for the unlawful sale of firearms. During an investigation, KAMEG agents recovered 2 suspected stolen firearms on August 14, 2018. Magruder was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center. This is a joint investigation between KAMEG and the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department.

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Manteno man dies in a crash in Kankakee County

WHAT:

Fatal Crash

WHERE:

Route 45 @ 8000N (Kankakee County)

WHEN:

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7:39 a.m.

VEHICLE:

Unit One: 2012 Nissan Altima

Unit Two: 2015 Kenworth Truck

DRIVER:

Unit One: Jeremiah T. Spainhour, 35, Manteno (Deceased) Unit Two: Troy J. Farney, 47, Forrest

PRELIMINARY:

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Nissan was traveling northbound on Route 45 at Kankakee County 8000 North Rd. The driver

of the Nissan crossed the center line and crashed head on into the rear tires of the Truck Tractor pulling a gravel hauler trailer. The driver of the Nissan was transported to Riverside Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/17/18

On August 15th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Caleb A. Mezo, age 18, of Chebansea

According to police reports. Mezo was charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

On August 13th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Lorenzo C. Harris, age 49, of Milford, According to police reports, Harris was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft. He was aware of his warrant and turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On August 14th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Mary C. Rowles, age 40, of Watseka. According to police reports, Rowles was charged with failure to report change of address for compliance with mandatory sex offender registry act She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/17/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a vehicle complaint in the 300 block of E Walnut at 6:13 A.M. on August 16th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of S Fourth at 12:59 P.M. on August 16th.

 

Watseka Police responded to 911 hang-up in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 1:53 P.M. on August 16th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of W Victory at 3:32 P.M„ on August 16th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a report of a domestic disturbance at 6:44

P.M. on August 16th .

 

Watseka Police investigatecl a report of a suspicious person in the 600 block of E Lincoln at 7:31 P.Mu on August 16th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 800 block of W Lafayette St at 8:38 P.M. August 16th that led to the arrest of a Watseka man. James E Ellison, 57 Watseka was arrested for disorderly conduct in regards to the disturbance. Ellison was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of N Eighth at 12:16 A.M. on August 17th .

 

Watseka Police investigated a one vehicle accident in 800 block of W Lafayette St at 5:34 P.M. on August 14th . According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Robert L Johnson, 86 Watseka struck a garage door after his foot slipped off of the brake. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 100 block of W Walnut at 6:36 A.M. on August 15th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found wallet in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 11:37 A.M. on August 15th . The owner was contacted.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 200 block of N Fourth at 2:29 P.M. on August 15th . Police took custody of the bicycle.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary at 2:42 P.M. in the 700 block of E Locust on August 15th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of W North at 2:59 P.M. on August 15th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found syringe at the intersection of Tenth and Grant at 3:30 P.M. on August 15th . Police disposed of the syringe.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property after a window was broken out during a fight in the 200 block of N Fourth at 5:42 P.M. on August 15th. Police responded and arrested

Justin M Ward, 27 Watseka. Ward was charged with criminal damage to property under $500 and was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of W Walnut at 7:02 P.M. on August 15th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of S Fourth at 7:54 P.M. on August 15th ,

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of E Ash at 8:40 P.M. on August 15th .

 

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 300 block of Old US 24 at 9:06 P.M. on August 15th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 400 block of N Fourth at 11:12 P.M. on August 15th . While investigating the burglary, Police were able to identify a suspect and ultimately take him into custody. Christopher R Blair, 23 Homeless was charged with residential burglary. Blair was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of items found in the 400 block of N Fourth at 5:46 A.M. on August 15th .

 

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KAMEG Agents take guns off the streets

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at approximately 4:20 p.m., KAMEG agents arrested Billy L. Garcia, age 22, of Kankakee, IL, for unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and for the unlawful sale of stolen firearms. During an investigation, KAMEG agents recovered 2 suspected stolen firearms from Garcia. Garcia was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 6:10 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 1947 Marmion Drive, Kankakee, IL. During a search, agents located approximately 18.8 grams of suspected cannabis, 66.3 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 112.0 grams of suspected cocaine, and 5 firearms.

 

A resident, Sammy R. Clark, age 60, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of cannabis (10-30 grams). Clark was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/15/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose dog in the 200 block of N Sixth at 7:11 A.M. on August 14th .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of E Mulberry at 9:46 A.M. on August 14th ,

watseka Police assisted the Ford County Sheriff's Department regarding an abandoned vehicle at 10:00 A.M. on August 14th .

Watseka Police recovered a used syringe in the 100 block of E Mulberry at 10:12 A.M. on August 14th . Police disposed of the syringe.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 200 block of Hubbard Court at 10:12 A.M. on August 14th .

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident that occurred on August 13th in the 100 block of E Oak St. According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Floy A Callahan, 73 Watseka was entering a private parking lot when she struck a parked vehicle belonging to Tonia Norris, Donovan. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle taken without permission in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 1:01 P.M. on August 14th . upon arrival, Police discovered that the vehicle had not been taken.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 400 block of N Sixth at 2:46 P.M. on August 14th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of loose dogs in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 3:36 P.M. on August 14th .

                                                      

Watseka Police responded to a report of littering in the 100 block of N Kay at 4:31 P.M. on August 14th .

Watseka Police investigated a theft call in the 300 block of N Eighth St at 5:48 P.M. August 14th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 200 block of E Mulberry at 7:52 P.M. August 14th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 500 block of N Market at 9:23 P.M. on August 14th .

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Watseka Police Department News 8/14/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of 3 used syringes in the 300 block of W Walnut at 8:57 A.M. on August 13th . Police disposed of the Syringes,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Second and Walnut at 1:07 P.M. on August 13th . upon arrival both parties had left the scene after exchanging information.

Watseka Police arrested an area woman at 2:07 P.M. in the 1200 block of E Walnut on August 13th after a report of an internal theft was made.

Christie Edwards, 24 Watseka was arrested for theft under $500. Edwards was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of 12 used syringes in the 900 block of S Fourth at 4:39 P.M. on August 13th . Police disposed of the syringes.

Watseka Police responded to a car lock out in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 8:28 P.M. on August 13 th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud noise in the 300 block of E Ash at 9:52 P.M. on August 13th .

Watseka Police responded to two reports of a disturbance in the 500 block of N Fourth at 10:15 P.M. on August 13th .

Watseka Police arrested Chad C Koester, 30 homeless at 3:03 A.M. on August 14th on an Iroquois County warrant. Koester was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud at the Watseka Police Department at 3:21 A.M. on August 14th.

Watseka Police assisted Iroquois County Sheriffs Police with an activated burglar alarm in the 1800 block of W US 24 at 4:56 A.M. on

August 14th.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/13/18

Watseka Police cited Kristen M Northrop, 24 Watseka for driving while license suspended at 9:15 P.M. on August 9th . Northrop posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 600 block of E Lincoln at 8:31 A.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a call for a public assist in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 9:17 A.M. on August 10th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 500 block of E Oak at 9:38 A.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a violation of an order of protection in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 12:17 P.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of W Oak at 12:49 P.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug activity in the 100 block of W Fleming at 2:34 P.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft of a firearm in the 1000 block of W Smith at 2:43 P.M. on August 10th.

Watseka Police investigated an ordinance violation in the 900 block of

N Chicago at 4:21 P.M. on August 10th ,

Watseka Police responded to a domestic situation in the 300 block of W Mulberry at 5:43 P.M. on August 10th .

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Watseka Police responded to an attempted burglary 300 block Of S Third at 6:02 P.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic situation in the 100 block of W Walnut at 10:15 P.M. on August 10th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of W Oak at 1:11 AM. on August 11th .

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call at the intersection of Tenth and Locust at 2:53 A.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious occupied vehicle in the 500 block of S Third at 4:23 A.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police investigated a suspicious vehicle on county highway 27 near Rt 24 at 6:52 A.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 100 block of

Veteran's parkway at 7:24 A.M. on August 11th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 11:11 A.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 600 block of S Belmont at 11:30 A.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police again responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 600 block of S Belmont at 2:40 P.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of N Fourth at 9:25 P.M. on August 11th .

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of S Fourth at

1:34 A.M. on August 12th that led to the arrests of two area people,

Arrested were Paul A Ross Jr, 32 Watseka and Amanda J Graham, 22

Homeless. Both were charged with Possession of a controlled

 

substance, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Possession of drug equipment, Violation of bail bond, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Both Ross and Graham were transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of found articles in the 400 block of W walnut at 2:42 A.M. on August 12th .

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress at the intersection of Fourth and North at 9:39 P.M. on August 12th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft at 1:08 A.M. on August 13th.

Watseka Police issued 5 citations for inoperable/junk vehicles on August 12th .

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Watseka Police Department News 8/12/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of N Fourth at 6:39 A.M. on August 9th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a retail theft at 9:16 A.M. in the 400 block of W Walnut on August 9th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug activity at 9:30 A.M. in the 200 block of W Walnut on August 9th ,

 

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Probations department that led to the arrest of a Watseka man on August 9th . Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of N Madison at 9:35 A.M. after illegal items were found in the residence. Matthew M Sellars, 19 Watseka was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of firearm ammunition after brass knuckles and .22 caliber bullets were located. SelJars was transported to the Iroquois County

 

Watseka Police responded to a public assist in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 11:17 A.M. on August 9th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:29 P.M. on August 9th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 4:55 P.M. on August 9th .

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:44 P.M. on August 9th .

                                                   

 

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 100 block of W Oak at 10:38 P.M. on August 9th .

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 100 block of W Oak at 12:03 A.M. on August 10th .

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/13/18

On August 10th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Stephen C. Ramsey, age 36, of Sheldon, IL.         

According to Police reports, Ramsey was charged with possession of methamphetamine, Ramsey was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 10th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kevin R. Perkins, age 33, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Perkins was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Perkins was transported to Iroquois County Jai! where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 10th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2550 E near Co, Rd. 2530 N- According to police reports a vehicle driven by Rick A. Shepard, age 38, of Beaverville, IL. was traveling northbound on Co. Rd. 2550 E when it lost control trying to negotiate the curve with Co. Rd. 2530 N. The vehicle entered a ditch and struck the dirt embankment. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages and no serious injuries were reported. Shepard was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

On August 11 th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Jayson L. Felton, age 42, of Pembroke, IL. According to Police reports, Felton was charged with driving while license is revoked. Felton was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he later posted bond and was released.

 

On August 11th, 2018, Gilman Police arrested James A. Martinez, age 30, of Piper City, IL. According to Police reports, Martinez was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Martinez was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 12th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Myma Moore, age 38, of Hoopeston, IL, According to police reports, Moore was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Moore was transported to Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 12th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd, 2500 E. near St. Rt. 52. According to police reports a vehicle driven by Orville J. Varney, age 42, of

Sheldon, IL. was traveling northbound on Co. Rd. 2500 E. when a group of deer ran into the roadway. The vehicle tried to avoid them and entered a ditch strikinghhe dirt embankment and causing the vehicle to overturn. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages and Varney was transported to Riverside and treated for minor injuries. Varney was issued a citation for driving while license is suspended and operating a vehicle without insurance.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/10/18

On August 8th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Mindi L, Parsons, age 28, of Watseka, IL. According to Police reports, Parsons was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant for leaving the scene of an accident and also charged with possession of methamphetamine, Parsons was transported to Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On August 9th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Cary B- Tatman, age 271 of Kokomo, IN. According to police reports, Tatman was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for probation violation. Tatman was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On August 9th, 2018, Theodore Scheidler, age 34, of Sheldon, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a two year sentence in the Department of Corrections for driving while license is suspended.

 

On August 9th, 2018, Veronica Davis, age 34, of Watseka, IL. turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a two year sentence in the Department of Corrections for possession of a controlled substances

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Watseka Police Department News 8/9/18

Watseka Police recovered a lost purse at 9:08 A.M. on August 8th in the 400 block of W Walnut.

Watseka Police took possession of a counterfeit $100 bill at 9:53 A.M. that was located at a business in the 1700 block of E Walnut on August 8th.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at 2:35 P.M. on August 8th in the 100 block of E Oak.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 6:45 P.M. on August 8th jn the SOO block of E Oak.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose dog at 7:04 P.M. on August 8th in the 500 block of N Fifth.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at 7:30 P.M. on August 8th in the 100 block of W Fleming.

Watseka Police responded to a call of loud music at 9:09 P.M. on August 8th in the 400 block of S Fourth.

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ISP Arrests

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Raynard E. Robinson Jr., 24, of Dolton for Possession and Delivery of Cannabis Over 30 Grams; and Reginald M. Love, 32, of Champaign for Reckless Conduct and Endangering the Life of a Child. 
 
On August 6, 2018 at approximately 8:08 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on I-57 southbound at milepost 294.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Raynard Robinson Jr.  A subsequent search of vehicle revealed 1,839 grams of cannabis.  Robinson was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Robinson was charged with Possession of Cannabis Over 30 Grams, Delivery of Cannabis Over 30 Grams, and issued citations for speeding and driving while license suspended. 
 
On August 8, 2018 at approximately 9:11 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was informed of a suspect wanted for domestic violence out of Champaign, traveling to Chicago.  The trooper located the vehicle on I-57 northbound at milepost 297.  The trooper observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, 100 mph in a 70 mph zone.  The driver veered onto the left shoulder in order to pass a vehicle and then accelerated his speed almost striking two survey workers.  The trooper lost sight of the vehicle, but was later informed that the vehicle blew a tire and was pulled over on the shoulder of I-57 northbound at milepost 319.  Assisting officers arrived on scene and the driver, Reginald Love, was placed under arrest without incident.  Love’s two year old son was in the vehicle and was later released to the mother.  Love was turned over to the Campaign City Police Department.  Love was charged with Reckless Driving, Reckless Conduct, and Endangering the Life of a Child.  Love was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and driving while license revoked. 

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Watseka Police Department News 8/8/18

Watseka Police arrested three area men Sunday, August 5th at 10:22 P.M. after responding to a disturbance in the 300 block of W Oak St.

Arrested were Brian D Walwer, 35 Woodland, Roger G Thompson, 37 Woodland and Jason A Schwartz, 34 Gilman. All three were charged with criminal damage to property under $500 and Disorderly conduct. All three were transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated arrested Scott A Pawelczak, 33 Watseka at 10:06 AM. on Monday August 6th in the 300 block of E Walnut for Theft under $500. Pawelczak was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a report of an identity theft at 7:26 P.M. on

August 6th in the 100 block of E North Street,

Watseka Police responded to the Watseka Police Department at 10:32

P.M. on August 6th for a public assista

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at 12:36 A.M. in the 1100 block of E Walnut on August 7th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft in the 200 block of N Fourth at 3:11 P.M. on August 7th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at 5:06

P.M. on August 7th in the 600 block of N Sixth,

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver at 6:29 P.M. on August 7th in the 500 block of E Walnut.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person at 8:07 P.M. August 7th in the 300 block of W Victory.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person at 8:59 P.M. on August 7th in the 200 block of N Fifth.

Watseka Police arrested Christopher M Ross, 32 Watseka at 1:40 A.M. on August 8th in the 400 block of E Oak. Ross was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with Failure to appear on a charge of battery. Ross was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle at 4:29 A.M. on August 8th in the 100 block of E Jackson.

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Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County

 

 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a fatal single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 2200 N. near 1300 E, According to the police report, Matthew L. Walwer age 38, of Danforth was traveling West on Co. Rd, 2200 N, when he entered the North ditch and began losing control of his vehicle. The vehicle rolled several times into a nearby bean field and the driver was ejected. Crescent EMS and the Iroquois County Coroner arrived on scene and pronounced Walwer Deceased at the scene- Accident remains under investigation

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Agents seized cannabis and a loaded .22 caliber revolver off the streets

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 9:40 p.m., KAMEG Agents arrested Jacob D. Hudson, age 29, of Bourbonnais, after Agents observed his vehicle illegally parked in the 300 block of South Rosewood in Kankakee. Agents seized approximately 16.1 grams of suspected cannabis and a loaded .22 caliber revolver from inside the vehicle. The driver, Hudson was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of cannabis. Hudson was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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ISP Arrests DUI Arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Clayton L. Smith, 21, of Watseka; Jonathan M. Starasinich, 28, of Union Hill; Rafael S. Morales, 30, of Watseka; Amber M. Spontak, 35, of Bourbonnais; Daniel L. Hudson, 48, of Grant Park; and Brian W. Papenfus, 48, of Demotte, IN all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 
 
On August 1, 2018 at approximately 12:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 1 at 1400 N. in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Clayton Smith.  Smith showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Smith was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for improper lane usage. 
 
On August 4, 2018 at approximately 11:46 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on Route 45/52 at 5000 S.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jonathan Starasinich.  Starasinich showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Starasinich was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Starasinich was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and improper stop without signal.   
 
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 1:27 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle cross the center line multiple times on Route 1 at 1300 E.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Rafael Morales.  Morales showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Morales was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Morales was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and no valid driver’s license. 
 
 
 
 On August 5, 2018 at approximately 2:05 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle make an improper turn, fail to signal when turning, and cross the center line on Court Street at Evergreen Avenue in Kankakee.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Amber Spontak.  Spontak showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Spontak was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Spontak was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper turn, failure to signal when turning, improper lane usage, driving with expired license plate, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 4:21 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 114 at 14500 E in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the at-fault driver, Daniel Hudson.  Hudson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Hudson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Hudson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to yield turning left, driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper use of registration, and illegal transportation of alcohol.   
 
On August 5, 2018 at approximately 11:21 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on I-57 northbound at mile post 322 entrance ramp in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Brian Papenfus.  Papenfus showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Papenfus was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Papenfus 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.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/7/18

Police responded to a dog running at large in the 400 block of N. Market at 6:11 am.

Police responded to people sleeping on a subject's trampoline In the 300 block of W. Victory at 7:03 am. The subjects were removed.

Police responded for a call of an elderly male needing assistance in the 100 block of east Walnut at 11:18 am,

Police responded to a business in the 1000 block of east Walnut in reference to a counterfeit $100.00 bill at 3:15 pm.

Police responded to a phone scam in the 600 block of E Lincoln at 3:57 pm,

Police responded to a found bicycle in the 400 block of W, North St, at 5;09 pm, Police responded to trespassers in the 400 block Of E. Mulberry at 5:44 pm.

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of E. Walnut at 5:44 pm,

Police responded to a possible intoxicated driver In the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 8:23pm.

Police responded to a trespasser tn the 200 block of E. Cherry St. at 8:23 pm.

Police responded to the 300 block of West Oak St, at 9:22 pm. The resident there advising that subjects had just thrown items through (2) of his windows and then fled E/B across the railroad tracks. Police located the subjects in the area of Second and Oak; placed into custody were Brian Walwer, 35 Watseka, Roger Thompson, 37, Woodland, and Jason Swartz, Watseka, All (3) were charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct. They were transported to the County Jail and later posted bond and were released.

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Police conducted a traffic stop on Newell St. at 12:36 am, Arrested during the stop was Matthew Sellars,

42, Watseka. He was charged with Driving on a Revoked Llcense, No Front Registration, Operation of an

Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Speeding, Fleeing/ Eluding Police, Also arrested was Antonio Villalva, 20, Watseka and Robert Netzband Ill, 19 also from Watseka, The two were charged with Illegal Possession and Consumption of Alcoho) by a minor, All three were taken to the County Jail,

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/7/18

On August 3rd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Evan M. Hoekstra, age 25, of St Anne, IL. According to police reports, Hoekstra was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for forgery and also was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Hoekstra was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On August 04th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested John J, Campbelh, age 25, of Earl Park, IN. According to police reports, Campbelh was charged with driving while license is suspended, Campbelh was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On August 5th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Michael

A, Dau, age 36, of Bradley, IL. According to police reports, Dau was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for forgery. Dau was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On August 6th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Noel L. Swartz, age 23, of Gilman, IL, According to police reports, Swartz was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for retail theft. Swartz was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

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CRIMINAL RECKLESSNESS IN NEWTON COUNTY INDIANA

On August 5th, 2018 at approximately 1:54am Newton County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on  East Avenue in Thayer, IN for a report of a male subject that was shooting a firearm into the residence.

 

 The offender left prior to officer’s arrival, however it was found that a single gunshot was fired through the living room window, reportedly,  just feet above the head of a female in the house.

 

 The homeowner was offered medical attention for cuts caused by flying glass, however refused treatment.

Witnesses on scene identified the shooting suspect as a 34 year old Demotte, IN man.

 

Witnesses stated he left in a dark in color SUV. The SUV was located at his residence in Jasper County. Jasper County Sheriff’s STS were called to the scene and a search and arrest warrant were both obtained through the Newton County Prosecutors Office.

 

After long negotiations the man exited the residence and was taken into custody without any further incident.  Justin Graper was booked into the Newton County Jail with the following charges:

Criminal Recklessness

Pointing a Firearm

Possession of a handgun without a permit

 

Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Jasper County Sheriff, Jasper County Sheriff’s STS

 

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Watseka Police Department News 8/5/18

Police located an open window at an abandoned residence on Herron Ct at 6:38 am. No one was located inside the residence and the window was secured.

Police responded to abandoned property at the Old Courthouse at 8:40 am, On arrival Police were shown an area that someone appeared to have been sleeping and left behind a purse and a tent. These Items were confiscated by Police.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Locust near Third at 10:09 am, A verbal warning was Issued for a stop sign violation,

Police conducted a welfare check in the 700 block of east Oak at 11:18 am.

Police assisted a Parole Officer In the 500 block Of N, Fifth St, at 11;23 am, Parole was conducting a home check of a parolee at this location. Located on the Parolee, Jeremy Laird, 38, Watseka was a brown rock like substance suspected to be heroin and a hypodermic needle. Laird was placed into custody by Watseka Police and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a

Hypodermic Needle (second offense) and Violation of Bail Bond, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail and was awaiting a court appearance.

Police responded to a verbal domestic In the 500 block of N. 5th St, at 2:08 pm. The parties were separated,

Police assisted Iroquois County Police in the 200 block of east Hickory at 2:22 pm, County Police were looking for a subject wanted for questioning in a recent Burglary, That subject was located and taken to the County Jail.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Walnut/ 6th St. at 3:05 pm. A verbal warning was given for Equipment,

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of N. Jefferson at 3:24 pm, A warning was given for Speeding.

Police observed Melinda Miller, 36, Watseka In the area of Walnut and 2nd St. at 3:46 pm. Officers knew her to have an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Petition to Revoke Probation hearing. She was placed into custody and Officers located a Hypodermic Needle on her person; she was charged with Possession Of a Hypodermic Needle in addition to the warrant and transported to the ICSD where she was being held,

Police responded to a possible anhydrous tank leaking on 5. Second St. at 4;47 pm, The tank was secured by employees at that location,

Police responded to an abandoned bicycle in Legion Park at 9:44 pm. The bike was taken for safe keeping.

Police responded to a residence In the 100 block of east walnut in reference to an intoxicated subject that was possibly hurt at 10:10 pm. The subject was transferred to IMH by IMH EMS,

                         

                                                                                               

Police responded to a residence in the 500 block Of east Grant at 10:49 pm for a suspicious circumstance,

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Police responded to IMH Emergency Room at 12:12 am in reference to an unruly subject. The subject was calmed down and Police cleared the scene, Police were again called back at 12:42 am in reference to the same subject running away from the hospital. He was located by Police and transported to a residence where he was left In the care of a friend,

Police were called to a parking lot in the 1700 block of E. Walnut in reference to a child sleeping in a

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Watseka Police Department News 8/3/18

Police responded to a 911 hang up call In the 1400 block of east Walnut at 9:56 am. The call was accidental.

Police responded to a possible domestic dispute in the 200 block of N. 5th St. at 10:16am, Police located the subjects who advised they were not fighting.

Police responded to a retail theft in the 1700 block of east Walnut at 11:27am Police reviewed the video from the store and observed a W/M leave the store with a cart load of food then enter a Chevy van. Police later observed the same van at a business in the 1000 block of E. Walnut. They made contact with the subject and after confronting him with the video evidence he admitted to taking the Items, Police then placed Jason Laird, 43, Watseka, into custody for Retail Theft. He was I•Bonded on scene and released,

Police responded to the 500 block of east Oak St, for an unwanted person at 1:39pm. That person was removed.

Police responded to a Dog Running at Large in the 300 block of W. North St at 3:24. Police responded to a civil complaint in the 100 block of W, North St, at 6:16pm

Police took a report of a stolen bicycle at 6:20 pm in the 500 block of east Walnut.

Police responded to a 911 call from a local business in the 400 block of W. Walnut 4: 43pm. The manager of the store wanted a subject removed due to suspected drug use. The subject fled prior to Police arrival.

Police responded to a fight behind a local tavern in the 200 block of W. Walnut at 7:12 pm, On arrival Police observed the parties had been separated.

Police responded to a Rooster running at large in the 400 block of east Walnut at 8:04pm,

Police responded to criminal damage to vehicle that occurred in a parking lot in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 8:56pm.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Walnut and 10th at 10:2S pm. A verbal warning was given for equipment.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 8/3/18

 Sheldon Police arrested Izaak D. Matthews, age 20, of Iroquois. According to police reports, Matthews was charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jai! where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

 

On August 2nd , 2018, Clifton Police arrested Nathan D. Hendron, age 39 of Clifton. According to police reports, Hendron was charged with battery and violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/2/18

Police responded to a business alarm In the 1400 block of E. Walnut at 9:04am. The alarm was found to be false.

Police responded to a local business in reference to a counterfeit $20.00 bill at 10:02 am. The bill was confiscated,

Police conducted a traffic stop on Jefferson near North St. at 11:43 am for speeding. A verbal warning was given.

Police responded to the 300 block of N, Kay St. at 1:59 pm in reference to an elderly subject that seemed confused. On investigation the male subject, Lester Fisher, 71, Indiana, was found to have an active warrant out of IN, He was placed into custody and transported to the County Jail,

Police were called to the 400 block of W, Mulberry in reference to Harassment by Telephone at 2:39 pm,

Police responded to an alarm at a local business in the 700 block of E, Elm at 2;57 pm. The alarm was false.

Police responded to the 500 block of E, Oak St. at 5:55 pm for an unwanted person.

Police issued a verbal warning for Illegal Burning In the SOO block of N. 5th St, at 6:10 pm,

Police responded to a verbal domestic in the 100 block of E. North St. at 6:12 pm.

Police were requested to do a welfare check on a subject in the 800 block of W. Newell at 8:57 pm.

Police responded to a prowler In the 300 block of W. Elm at 9:21 pm,

07-31-18

Police conducted a traffic Stop at Walnut/ 8th at 2:13 am. A verbal warning for failing to Stop at a stop sign was issued.

Police responded to a burglary in the 500 block of 5, 4th St. at 8:03 am.

Police responded to a 911 hang up call in the 1400 block of E. Walnut at 10:31 am, The call was accidental,

Police responded to a Battery complaint in the 1000 block of W, Smith St. at 10;36 am.

Police responded to a verbal domestic in the 200 block of N. 5th St, at 11:06 am, Police responded to a dog bite call in the 200 block of E, Cherry St at 11:14 am.

Police responded to a property line dispute In the 500 block of N, 5 th St. at 1:12 pm,

Police responded to a local bu5iness in the 300 block of N. 3rd St. at 2:12 pm for a found wallet.

Police responded to a suspicious person In the 100 block of W. Washington at 3:44 pm,

 

Police Issued several written warnings for City Ordinance violations, These included 1 for excessive grass height, 8 for Inoperable/ Abandoned vehicles and 2 for furniture/W In yard,

07-31-18

Police conducted a traffic stop at Elm and 6th St. at 3:52 pm. A verbal warning was issued for a Stop sign violation.

Police arrested Christopher Ross, 32, Watseka, on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant charging him with FTA on a Battery charge at 4:12 pm in the 400 block of E, Oak. He was transported to the County Jail,

Police were called to a Domestic Disturbance in the 200 block of N. 4th St. at 5:02pm. Arrested at the scene was Kay Laird, 52, Watseka, for Domestic Battery. She was transported to the County Jail,

Police were called to the 200 block of N. 4th St, in reference to a battery at 5:18pm. On arrival it was determined the offending party had fled the scene.

Police responded to calls in the 600 block of S, Belmont at 9:51pm for possible gun shots, It was later determined to be fireworks.

Police responded to a domestic dispute at 2nd and Adams at Il;56pm, It was determined to be a verbal dispute and both parties were separated,

08-01-18

Police responded to squatters in the 700 block of E. Walnut at 8:01am: the subjects were removed,

Police responded to trespassers in the 700 Block of E. Walnut at 8:12 am, The subjects were located and trespass warned for the property.

Police responded to a Violation of an Order of Protection in the SOO block of St. at 9:23 am on arrival it was determined to Order had not been served, ICSD was contacted and Deputies arrived and served the Order,

Police responded to a lockout In the 1000 block of E, Grant at 11:01 am.

Police responded to an overdose in the 1100 block of E, Walnut St, IMH Ambulance arrived and revived the subject who declined further medical attentiom

Police responded to trespassers in the 500 block of E. Walnut, The subjects were removed.

Police conducted a traffic stop at North and Wabash at 1:37 pm. A verbal warning was Issued for a stop sign violation.

Police responded to a found hypodermic needle in the 400 block of N, 4th St. at 2:28 pm. The needle was confiscated.

Police responded to the 800 block of N, Virginia for a stolen mower at 2:39 pm,

 

                                                                

Police arrested Todd Brady, 48, Watseka, at 4th and Walnut at 2:45 pm on an outstanding Kankakee

County warrant charging him with Delivery of a Controlled Substance. He was transported to the

Iroquois County Jail,

Police responded to a theft of an air conditioner In the 100 block of E. Locust at 2:45 Ppm.

Police responded to a found hypodermic needle and a purse in the 300 block of W, Victory St. at 3:28 pm. The Items were collected.

Police responded to a business alarm on old IJ,S, HYW 24 at 5:47 pm, The alarm was false.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Walnut near Brianna Dr, at 9:17pm, A verbal warning was given for equipment.

Police responded to a possible intoxicated driver on Walnut E/B. at 9:57 pm, Police were no able to locate the vehicle.

Police responded to a domestic dispute at a local business in the 200 block of W, Walnut at 9:59 pm.

On arrival it was found that one of the parties had left,

Police Issued 2 written warnings for city ordinance violations- these were both for furniture in yards.

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Watseka Police Department News 8/1/18

Lester G, Fisher, 71, of Indiana was arrested on 07/30/2018, at N. Kay St. and W, Hickory St., for an active warrant for sexual battery out of Jasper County in Indiana. Fisher was transported to the 'Iroquois County Jail,

 

Zachary P, Schmidt, 20, of Sheldon, IL was issued a written citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle during a traffic stop at E. Walnut St, and    St. on 07/31/2018, Schmidt was released from the traffic stop after posting bond.

 

Kay M, Laird, 52, of Watseka, IL was arrested, within the 200 block of N, 4th St., for domestic battery on 07/31/2018. Laird was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

Animal Control was contacted on 07/31/2018, due to a dog bite that had occurred within the 100 block of S. 8th st.

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Burglary in Newton County

 

                July 30th, 2018, the Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Thayer, Indiana for a report of a burglary at Todd’s Place (SW corner of SR 55 and CR 1200N).  Upon Deputies arrival they spoke to employees who stated that when they came in that morning to open the business, they found forced entry to an exterior door.  An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

 

Video clips can be viewed on our Facebook page; Newton County Sheriff’s Office.  https://www.facebook.com/Newton-County-Sheriffs-Office-590519011044153/

 

               If you have any information or can help identify the suspect, contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 219-474-5661 or by calling our TIP LINE 219-234-7014

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ISP WEEKEND ARRESTS

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Justin A. Watson, 21, of South Holland for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Cannabis and Possession of a Controlled Substance; Kristan M. Pelehowski, 32, of Chatsworth for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; and Alfred V. Brown Jr., 48, of Bourbonnais for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 
 
On July 26, 2018 at approximately 4:10 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I57 southbound at milepost 294.  The trooper stopped the vehicle a spoke with the driver, Justin Watson.  A subsequent search of Watson revealed 11 Xanax pills.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, 16 grams of cannabis, three fraudulent driver’s licenses, and three fraudulent checks.  Watson was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Watson was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of Firearm Ammunition, Obstructing Justice, Possession of Cannabis Under 30 Grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Fraudulent Driver’s License.  Watson was also issued citations for speeding and driving while license suspended.  
 
On July 28, 2018 at approximately 1:14 A.M, an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and cross over the white fog line multiple times on I-57 southbound at milepost 323.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Kristan Pelehowski.  Pelehowski showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Pelehowski was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Pelehowski was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and improper lane usage.   
 
On July 29, 2018 at approximately 3:10 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on Route 17 at 5000 E. Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Alfred Brown Jr.  Brown showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Brown was placed 
under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Brown was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, illegal transportation of open alcohol, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
 

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Watseka Police Department News 7/30/18

Police issued (8) written warnings for Ordinance violations on July 29th, These Included (I) for excessive grass height, (5) for Inoperable/ Junk Vehicles, and (2) for furniture in yard.

Police Issued (4) cltatlon5 on July 29th for city ordinances, These were (2) for Inoperable/ Junk Vehicles, and (2) for furniture in yards.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance In the 500 block of N, Market on July 29th at 10:52 am, Police spoke with both parties and the situation was resolved.

Police responded to a traffic accident in the 700 block of E. Sycamore on July 29th at 2:22 pm. No citations were issued.

Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 400 block of N. 5th St on July 29th at 2:31 pm. The Juvenile had stolen money from the parents then left the residence. Police located the juvenile and returned him to his Father,

Police responded to a 911 call for a fight involving (4) people in the 600 block Of S. Third St, on July 29th at 7:38 pm, Police located the subjects involved and they all stated they were "messing around,"

Police located a subject wanted on a Kankakee County warrant in her yard on July 29th at 7:48 pm. The subJect then fled into her residence, Police were able to make contact and placed 28 year-old Mlndi Parsons Into custody for the FTA on a Hit and Run Accident into custody and transport her to the County Jail without incident,

Police responded to a 911 call in the 200 block of E, Oak in reference to several loud bangs on July 29th at 8:22 pm, Police searched the area and located a male sublect in the alley between Ash/ Hickory igniting fireworks. The fireworks were confiscated,

Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a subject entering a residence that was unoccupied in the 300 block of east Cherry on July 29th at 8:29 pm. Police responded and located the subject who was taking care of the residence why the owner was away.

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Mulberry on July 29th at 9:47 pm in reference to Harassment by Telephone,

Police responded to a 911 call on Juiy 30th at 12:17 am of a person going through the dumpster in Creekside Court, Police located no one in the area,

Police located an open door that was forced open in the 1000 block of W. Lafayette on July 30th at 12:30 am, The owner was contacted and the bu0ding searched, No persons were found inside and the owner could not determine if anything was mlsslng, The door was secured,

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 7/30/18

On July 24th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Brooke L. Sears, age 26, of Ashkum, IL. According to police reports, Sears was charged with domestic battery- Sears was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On July 25th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kevin Chjdester, age 30, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Chidester was charged with driving while license is revoked. Chidester was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond-

 

On July 26th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jason R. Crose age 31, of Champaign, IL. According to police reports, Crose was charged with possession of methamphetamine, burglary, theft under $500, and possession of hypodermic syringe. Crose was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

On July 26th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Brandon J. Wood, age 34, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Wood was charged with burglary and theft, Wood was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On July 26th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Amanda J. Graham, age 22, of Bradley, IL. According to police reports, Graham was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia. Graham was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond,

 

On July 27th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Lawrence F. Young, age 23, of Clifton, IL.

According to police reports, Young was charged domestic battery. Young was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond-

 

On July 27th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Paul A Ross Jr., age 32, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Ross was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ross was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

On July 27th , 2018, Steven C. Kelly, age 46, of Loda, IL. turned himself in to the Iroquois County Jail. Kelly was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for domestic battery. Kelly later posted bond and was released.

On July 28, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Paige E. Chambers, age 52, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Chambers was wanted on an outstanding Livingston County warrant for driving while license is suspended, Chambers was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 7/27/18

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department regarding a suspicious person walking Southbound on Rt 1 into Watseka at 7:06 A.M. on July 26th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 100 block of Hubbard Court at 8:12 A.M. on July 26th.

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call in the 200 block of W Hickory at 11:53 A.M. on July 26th ,

Watseka Police responded to the Watseka Police Department regarding a theft of a bicycle at 12:30 P.M. on July 26th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a child custody matter in the 400 block of N Second at 3:16 P.M. on July 26th .

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1200 block of Sugar

Creek Court at 3:35 P.M. on July 26th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 500 block of E Ash at 8:13 P.M. on July 26th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of E Fairman at 1:01 A.M. on July 26th .

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Watseka Police Department News 7/26/18

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 9:35 A.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a scam at 10:32 A.M. on July 25th.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 1:27 P.M. on July 25th ,

Watseka Police investigated a report of violation of an order of protection in the 100 block of E Cherry at 4:07 P.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police investigated a report of criminal damage to property in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 4:42 P.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person jn the 700 block of W Walnut at 5:22 P.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department on a report of a theft in progress at 7:07 P.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police investigated a report of telephone harassment in the 500 block of N Third at 8:47 P.M. on July 25th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 400 block of N Fifth at 2:38 A.M. on July 26th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a robbery and theft in progress in the 100 block of E Oak at 1:17 A.M. on July 26th . According to Police reports a male victim that was dressed as a woman was approached by two individuals that began questioning his gender identity. The victim attempted to avoid the two males but was then

called derogatory names due to the way he was dressed. The victim attempted to walk away but was then punched in the face by the individuals and had his purse stolen from him before the suspects fled. The victim then called 911 and Officers were able to locate one of the individuals. After getting a positive identification from the victim, they arrested Donald O Russell, 37 Watseka, Russell was charged with Robbery, aggravated battery, mob action, theft under $500, escape, resisting a police officer and a hate crime. Russell was transported to the Iroquois County Jail. Police are still seeking the second suspect,

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Watseka Police Department News 7/25/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft at Walmart on July 23 rd at 5:47 A.M. Upon arrival, Police conducted a short investigation that led to the arrests of two men, Shaun P O'Donnell, 27 Watseka and Dylan K Magg, 23 Ashkum were both charged with felony retail theft. Both O'Donnell and Magg were transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 400 block of E Mulberry at 9:20 AM, on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 500 block of E Hickory at 9:43 A.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a theft call in the 100 block of W Oak at 1:43 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a suspicious person call In the 200 block of E Locust at 1:49 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 1:53 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a call at CVS regarding a female that was attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription at the pharmacy at 1:55 P.M. on July 24th . Upon arrival Police conducted a short investigation that led to the arrest of the woman. Jessica S Church, 31 Chicago was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Church was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment at 2:26 P.M. on July 24th .

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Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 300 block Of W Walnut at 2:42 P.M. on July 24th . Due to minimal damage no report was taken.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of W North at 2:44 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 400 block of E Walnut at 3:08 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 400 block of E oak at 5:33 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 500 block of E Oak at 5:40 P.M. on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of E Walnut at 8:15 P.Mt on July 24th .

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 of W Oak at 8:25

P.M. that led to the arrest of a local man. Samuel D Snyder, 53 Watseka was charged with battery. Snyder was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 400 block of N Fifth at 8:47 P.M. on July 24th .

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting Set

The Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working to update the county-wide natural hazard mitigation plan. The purpose of this five year plan is to identify the natural hazards communities are susceptible, how vulnerable the population and infrastructure is to said hazards, and then identify strategies to lessen the severity of those hazards. This is a collaborative effort, and municipalities that would like to participate in the plan should send representatives to the planning meetings. Public participation is also encouraged and appreciated. 
 
The next meeting will be at the Crescent City Community Center located on the corner of Main Street and S. Colfax Street on the 31st July 2018, at 6 P.M. Municipalities or other entities that will be sending representatives are asked to RSVP to Iroquois County EMA at (815) 432-6997. General public participants do not need to register, and are free to give comments during a public comments period. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 7/24/18

On July 23rd , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Jzaak D. Matthews, age 20, of Sheldon, IL.. According to police reports, Matthews was charged with possession of ammunition- He was transported to the Iroquois county Jail where he rernains in lieu of bond.

 

On July 23d , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Veronica R Davis, age 34, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Davis was charged with possession of a controlled substance and she was also wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for retail theft. Davis was transpotted to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond

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Watseka Police Department News 7/23/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at 6:48 A.M. in the 400 block of W Walnut on July 20th .

Watseka Police conducted a residential house check and located an open door in the 100 block of E North at 8:53 A.M. on July 20th .

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang-up at a business in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 1:17 P.M. on July 20th .

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up at a business in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:47 P.M. on July 20th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the

1700 block of E Walnut at 4:14 P.M. on July 20th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of N Second at 8:35 P.M. on July 20th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of N Brianna at 9:39 P.M. on July 20th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of Fleming at 1:22 A.M. on July 21 st.

Watseka Police investigated a report of loud music in the 200 block of N Fourth St at 1:22 A.M. on July 21st.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of S Fourth at 9:28 A.M. on July 21st.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of W Victory at 1:19 P.M. on July 21st.

 

                                                       

Watseka Police arrested Roger G Thompson Jr, 37 Woodland at 4:11 P.M. July 21st. Thompson was charged with violating an order of protection and was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft in the 700 block of N Clarence at 3:12 P.M. on July 21st.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of W Oak at 4:25 P.M. on July 21st .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 1600 block of E Walnut at 4:41 P.M. on July 21st.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 100 block of N Jefferson at 5:30 P.M. on July 21st,

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the Walmart parking lot at 5:46 P.M. on July 21st. According to Police reports a vehicle owned by Stephanie A Meredith, 40 Watseka was legally parked in a parking spot, During this time a vehicle owned by Richard A Jordan, 75 Onarga pulled into a parking spot next to the Meredith vehicle, Meredith then reportedly opened her door, striking the Jordan vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a report of stalking in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 7:11 P.M. on July 215t.

Watseka Police arrested Alicia N Hendrickson, 32 Watseka at 9:46 P.M. on July 21st. According to Police reports Hendrickson was called in by concerned motorists as she was driving Eastbound on Rt 24 into Watseka. Police were able to follow the Hendrickson vehicle and made a traffic stop in the 1800 block of E Walnut. Hendrickson was charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol over .08, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an

 

                                                       

uninsured motor vehicle and illegal lane usage. Hendrickson was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police assisted the Illinois State Police at 2:51 A.M. on July 22nd at the junction of Rt 1 and Rt 24 at the East Junction. Police were called to the intersection regarding a vehicle that had struck the railroad stop gates, a traffic light pole and also a junction box belonging to AT&T. Police found the vehicle to still be on scene and unoccupied. The accident was turned over to the Illinois State Police.

Watseka Police investigated a report of illegal burning in the 500 block of N Fifth at 10:59 A.M. on July 22 nd .

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of E Cherry at 1:45 P.M. on July 22nd .

Watseka Police responded to a traffic accident in the Walmart parking lot at 3:07 P.M. on July 22nd . Police found the vehicles to have minimal damage and no report was taken.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance at 3:52 P.M. in the 400 block of E Hickory on July 22 nd ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 100 block of Herron Ct at 6:03 P.M. on July 22 nd .

Watseka Police issued 4 written warnings for inoperable vehicles and two written warnings for yard debris on July 23 rd .

Andre D Ries, 45 Watseka was issued a city ordinance citation for an Inoperable/Abandoned vehicle on July 22nd .

Johnny Richardson Ill, 63 Watseka was issued a city ordinance citation for an Inoperable/Abandoned vehicle on July 22 nd .

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KAMEG Agents take more drugs off the street

On Friday, July 20, 2018, at approximately 10:20 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 359 East Hickory Street #2, Kankakee, IL. During a search, agents located approximately 0.7 grams of suspected heroin, 1.6 grams of suspected crack cocaine, and United States Currency.

 

Byron O. Corbitt, age 41, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance possession. Quameka L. Wilson, age 36, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Both were transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 7/20/18

On July 17th, 2018, Milford Police arrested Michael E. Ervin, age 56, of Woodland. According to police reports, Ervin was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, He was transported to the Iroquois county Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

On July 17th 2018, Onarga Police arrested Justin E. Johnson, age 37, of Onarga. According to police reports, Johnson was charged with criminat damage to property and criminal trespass to railroad propeny. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jai! where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On July 18th. 2018, Gilman Police arrested Maria Gomez, age 39, of Gilrnan, According to police reports, Gomez was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant. She was transported to the Iroquois county Jail where she posted the required bond and was released,

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Watseka Police Department News 7/20/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of several 911 hang up calls in the 100 block of E Lincoln at 7:30 A.M. on July 19th . Police found that a small child was playing with the phone,

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of W Fleming at 9:26 A.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug activity in the 300 block of W Victory at 10:48 A.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of S Fourth at 11:57 A.M. on July 19th.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident at 1:05 P.M. on July 19th in the Walmart parking lot, According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Wayne L Young, 66 Watseka was traveling through the Walmart lot and made a wide turn. A vehicle that was driven by Terris L McCray Jr, 19 Pembrooke was backing out of a parking spot and struck the Young vehicle. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued,

Watseka Police responded to a report of indecent exposure in the 200 block of W Walnut at 1:04 P.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of old US 24 at 5:30 P.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic battery that had occurred in the 300 block of W Mulberry at 5:42 P.M. on July 19th . After a short investigation Police arrested Nicholas A Spring, 24

 

Watseka. Spring was charged with domestic battery and was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment that occurred in the 500 block of E Walnut at 6:01 P.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Oak at 11:19 P.M. on July 19 th .

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Stolen Vehicle Arrest, Aggravated Rape, Attempted Murder Suspect Captured

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Charlie L. Booker, 24, of Chicago for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. 
 
On July 18, 2018 at approximately 1:25 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was informed of a rape and attempted murder suspect traveling through Kankakee County on I-57 in a stolen vehicle.  The trooper located the vehicle on I-57 northbound at milepost 319.  The trooper observed the vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and conducted a felony traffic stop on I-57 northbound at milepost 332.  Assisting officers arrived on scene and the driver, Charlie Booker, was placed under arrest without incident.  Booker was transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Booker was wanted for questioning from the Chicago Police Department for a rape and stabbing that had occurred a few days prior and he was also wanted from Memphis, TN for a rape, shooting, and theft of motor vehicle that had occurred earlier in the morning.  Booker was charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Obstructing Identification, and Driving While License Suspended.  Booker was also issued a citation for speeding. Booker is currently being held at the Kankakee County Jail for charges stemming from the incidents in Chicago and Memphis, TN 
 

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Watseka Police Department News 7/19/18

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 100 block of Veteran's Parkway at 7:20 A.M. on Juiy 18th t Police found the alarm to be false.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose dog in the 500 block of N Fifth at 8:44 A&M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police investigated city ordinance violations in the 300 block of N Kay at 12:07 P.M. on July 18th , The homeowner was given verbal warnings.

Watseka Police arrested Donald E Madison, 39 Watseka at 12:41 P.M. on July 18th . Madison was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with escape after Madison failed to turn himself in to begin serving a prison sentence, Madison was taken to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious person in 200 block of W Walnut at 2:11 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police investigated a reckless driver report in the 200 block of W Walnut at 4:13 P.MV on July 18th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 4:17 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 800 block of E Walnut at 4:28 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police arrested Cassie N Areniber, 29 Watseka at 7:42 P.M. in the 1700 block of E Walnut on July 18th . Arenibar was wanted on a

   

Kankakee County warrant charging her with Failure to appear for No valid driver's license. Arenjbar was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police responded to an alarm in the 100 block of E Walnut at 5:31 on July 18th . Police found the alarm to be false.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Oak at 7:08 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police responded to a call for a public service complaint in the 500 block of E Hickory at 10:33 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 400 block of E Walnut at 10:47 P.M. on July 18th .

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department in serving an order of protection at 12:53 A.M. on July 19th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:22 A.M. on July 19th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 900 block of E Locust at 2:34 A.M. on July 19 th ,

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Illinois State Police DUI Arrests

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Korrey W. Farley, 26, of Momence; David G. Marshall, 52, of Manteno; Babar Kamal, 25, of Oak Forest; Alexander J. Gibson, 30, of St. Anne; Gerald J. Housam, 46, of Huntley; and Paul J. Childers, 32, of Kankakee all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 
 
On July 13, 2018 at approximately 3:18 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling 30 mph in a 55 mph zone and swerving all over the roadway on Route 17 at Exline Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle a spoke with the driver, Korrey Farley.  Farley showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Farley was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Farley was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, failure to carry driver’s license on person, and failure to notify the secretary of state of address change. 
 
On July 14, 2018 at approximately 1:37 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on 9000 N Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle a spoke with the driver, David Marshall.  Marshall showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Marshall was placed under arrest and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Marshall was also issued citations speeding and improper lane usage. 
 
On July 14, 2018 at approximately 8:53 A.M, an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 17 at 4594 W. Road.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Babar Kamal.  Kamal showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Kamal was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Kamal was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of open alcohol, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.    
 
 
 On July 15, 2018 at approximately 2:16 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on Route 17 at Sandbar Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Alexander Gibson.  Gibson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Gibson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Gibson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and improper lane usage.   
 
On July 16, 2018 at approximately 8:39 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle driving recklessly on Route 45, approximately 2 miles south of Buckley.  The trooper was able to catch up with the vehicle on 1190 N at 550 E Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Gerald Housam.  Housam showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Housam was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Housam was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 
 
On July 16, 2018 at approximately 10:53 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and swerving all over the roadway on I-57 southbound at milepost 319.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Paul Childers.  Childers showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Childers was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Childers was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and illegal transportation of open alcohol. 
 
Mug shots can be obtained from the Kankakee and Iroquois County  Sheriff’s Department. 
 
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until the charges are proven in a court of law. 
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Watseka Police Department News 7/18/18

Watseka Police responded to a call of narcotics that were found in the 300 block of E Ash at 12:58 P.M. on July 17th . Police recovered the item and disposed of it.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 800 block of W Lafayette St at 2:28 P.M. on July 17th .

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a domestic problem in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 3:24 P.M. on July 17th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a person with a gun in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 3:54 P.M. upon arrival, Police found Lynn M Martin, 64 Kentland In, holding a pistol. Police were able to get the gun from Martin, which was loaded, Martin was arrested for Aggravated Assault and was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police were called back to the 300 block of E Mulberry at 5:06 P.M. regarding a theft call.

Watseka Police were again called to the 300 block of E Mulberry at 5:32 P.M. regarding threats being made.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 600 block of N Chicago st at 4:42 P.M. on July 17th .

Watseka Police responded to a call of a domestic in the 1500 block of E walnut at 6:07 P.M. on July 17th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of solicitors in the 500 block of N Third at 7:00 P.M. on July 17th .

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Watseka Police Department News 7/17/18

Beka E Lolonde, 27 Watseka was ticketed on Friday, July 13th at 6:35 A.M. for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Lolonde posted bond and was released.

Rony O Deleon, 36 Peoria was ticketed on Saturday, July 14th at 12:51 P.M. for no valid driver's license, Deleon posted bond and was released.

Veronica R Davis, 34 Milford was arrested on Saturday, July 14th at 5:35 A.M. on an Iroquois county warrant charging her with retail theft. Davis was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Nicholas C Ladd, 38 Watseka was arrested on Saturday, July 14th at 10:15 AM. for violation of an order of protection. Ladd was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Neal J Bonds, 36 Sheldon was arrested on Sunday, July 15th at 12:10 A.M. for Driving while license revoked and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Bonds was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Christopher H Moody, 23 Bourbonnais was arrested Sunday July 15th at

1:53 A.M. for Possession of cannabis over 30 grams, Possession of

 

 

cannabis with intent to deliver, Illegal transportation of alcoholic liquor, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no front registration plate. Moody was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Melinda R Miller, 36 Watseka was arrested Sunday, July 15th at 6:28

PIM. for retail theft. Miller was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

                                                        

Watseka Police News Release

07-17-18

Watseka Police were dispatched to an alarm call at 6:37 A.M. in the 1400 block of E Walnut on July 13th . Police responded and found the alarm to be false.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance at 10:21 A.M. in the 200 block of N Fourth on July 13th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection in the 200 block of E Fairman at 12:06 P.M. on July 13th. upon arrival the offender had fled the area.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a counterfeit $100 bill in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 12:59 P.M. on July 13th ,

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department regarding a suspicious person in the 1800 block of E I-JS Highway 24 at 1:28 P.M. on July 13th .

Watseka Police responded to a second report of a violation of an order of protection in the 200 block of E Fairman at 4:07 P.M. on July 13th. upon arrival, Police again found the offender had fled.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter at 4:16 P.M. in the 500 block of E Walnut on July 13th ,

Watseka Police responded to the 400 block of W Walnut at 5:28 P.M. on July 13th regarding a syringe that had been found on the sidewalk. Police disposed of the item.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of Lakeview Court 8:46 13

 

                                                 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person In the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:48 P.M. on July 13th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Walnut at 1:41 A.M. on July 14th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:11 A.M. on July 14th .

Watseka Police were called to the 900 block of S Western Ave regarding a homeowner finding a syringe in his bushes at 9:52 A.M. on July 14th , Police disposed of the item,

Watseka Police investigated a report of trespassing to an abandoned building in the 100 block of N Kay at 3:05 P.M. on July 14th .

Watseka Police were called to the 1500 block of E Walnut regarding a report of shots fired at 7:10 P.M. on July 14th . Further investigation by Police led them to find that a male subject had accidentally discharged his pistol while he was in that area.

Watseka Police were called to the 200 block of W Locust at 7:23 P.M. on July 14th regarding a burglary complaint.

Watseka Police were called to the 800 block of N Jefferson regarding a business check at 10:52 P.M. on July 14th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the 100 block of W oak at 6:41 A.M. on July 15 th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 500 block of E Walnut at 8:51 A.M. on July 15th .

Watseka Police responded to a call for an unwanted person in the 100 block of W Locust 12:45 15

             

Watseka Police responded to a call for a harassment violation in the 100 block of W Cherry at 3:23 P.M. on July 15th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of shots fired In the 900 block of S Fourth St at 5:45 P.M. on July 15th . No one was found in the area. Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 600 block of S Fifth at 6:30 P.M. on July 15th .

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of N Second at 7:53 P.M. on July 15th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the

400 block of N Second at 8:29 P.M. on July 15th ,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of E Fairman at 9:09 P.M. on July 15th,

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 9:39 P.M. on July 15th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Ash at 11:11 P.M. on July 15th ,

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up call in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:15 P.M. on July 16th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of E oak at 3:48 P.M. on July 16th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 200 block of N Fourth at 5:06 P.M. on July 16th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:02 P.M. on July 16th .

Watseka Police responded to a report of fireworks being shot off in the

              500 block of S Third 9:50              

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an alarm at a business in the 300 block of W Mulberry at 3:12 A.M. on July 17th . Police found the alarm to be false.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a vehicle complaint in the 500 block of S Third at 3:22 A.M. on July 17th .

Watseka Police investigated a three vehicle accident in the 200 block of W Walnut at 4:44 P.M. on July 16th . According to Police reports, A vehicle driven by Benjamin M Laird, 34 Watseka was Eastbound on Walnut and did not realize traffic was stopped. Laird's vehicle then struck a vehicle driven by Kelton D Musgraves, 18 Woodland. The Impact the pushed Musgrave's vehicle into a vehicle driven by Gary A Martin, 64 Milford, No citations were issued.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident at 6:05 P.M. on July 16th on Jackson near Fourth. According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Nina Varbounker, 93 Watseka struck a vehicle driven by Shirley B Verkler, 66 Watseka. No Citations were issued.

Watseka Police ticketed Maegan D Shields, 43 Danville at 1:28 A.M. on July 17th for driving while license suspended. Shields posted bond and was released.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police

On July 12th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Anthony T Porter age 25, of South Holland, IL. According to police reports, Porter was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with unauthorized state title. Porter was transported to Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On July 13th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigate a two vehicle accident on Co, Rd 1500 N near the intersection with Blue Spruce. According to police reports a vehicle driven by Rodolfo A. Sanchez, age 48, of Onarga, IL. was westbound on Co. Rd. 1500 N when he struck a parked vehicle 

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KAMEG Seized Guns and Drugs

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, at approximately 5:48 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 369 South Chicago Avenue in Kankakee, Illinois.  Agents seized three firearms, approximately 3.0 grams of cannabis, approximately 3.5 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, and approximately 4.0 grams of suspected crack cocaine.  Arrested was Matthew R. Jones, age 27, of Kankakee.  Jones was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Defaced Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  Jones was transported and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.  KAMEG was assisted by the Kankakee Police Department.

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