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KAMEG Agents get guns off the streets in Kankakee County

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 7:54 a.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 653 East River Street, Apartment 1, in Kankakee, Illinois. Agents seized 2 shotguns, 1 handgun, and ammunition. Arrested was the resident, Nickolas A. Skaggs, age 29, of Kankakee. Skaggs was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, and for no FOID card. Skaggs was transported and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/16/18

 

On November 14th , 2018, Onarga Police arrested Steven A. Neathery, age 31, of Onarga, IL- According to police reports, Neathery was wanted on an outstanding Champaign County warrant for driving while license is suspended. Neathery was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On November 14th, 2018, Kevin P. Brackney, age 311 of Fowler, IN. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a 6 year sentence in the Department of Corrections for criminat sexual assault.

 

On November 15th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle rollover accident on Co. Rd. 100 N near Co. Rd. 100 E. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by a seventeen year old male was traveling southbound on Co. Rd. 100 E when he lost control on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and struck an embankment causing the vehicle to overturn. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued,

 

On November 15th, 2018, Iroquojs County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle rollover accident on Co. Rd. 500 N near Co. Rd. 2100 E. According to Police reportsr a vehicle driven by Teresa Diaz, age 55, of Hoopeston, IL, was traveling westbound on Co. Rd. 500 N when she Jost control on the snow covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and caused the vehicle to overturn. Diaz was transported to Hoopeston Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. No citations were issued.

On November 15th , 2018, Calvin J. Morton, age 26, of Bradley, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to start serving a 3 year sentence in the Department of Corrections for aggravated domestic battery.

 

On November 15th ) 2018, Sandra L, Findlay, age 38, of Rantoul, IL. turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail. Findlay was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with driving while license is suspended. Findlay remains at the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/15/18

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 11:52 A.M. on 11-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdiai in the 100 block of N Tenth at 4:26 P.M. on 11-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child neglect in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 4:41 P.M. on 11-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 300 block of E Walnut at 7:21 A.M. on 11-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:12 A.M. on 11-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 11:42 A.M. on 11-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of W Victory at 1:06 P.M. on 11-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Rt 24 at 7:12 P.M. on 11-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fourth at 7:52 P.M. on 11-14-18 that lead to an arrest of a Watseka woman.

After Police investigated the domestic complaint, it was found that Shai A Arseneau, 22 Watseka was wanted on a Kankakee County warrant for failure to appear on a retail theft charge, Arseneau was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest Sheila M. Wauters, 46, of Tinley Park; Jason D. Rivera, 36, of Kankakee; Charles E. Copley II, 27, of Wilmington; and James S. Stewart, 39, of Kankakee all for Driving Under the Influence.

On November 7, 2018 at approximately 9:49 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a motorist assist on I-57 southbound at milepost 303.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Sheila Wauters.  Wauters showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Wauters was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Wauters was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for driving while license suspended and improper parking on the roadway. 
 
On November 10, 2018 at approximately 3:35 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle that struck a guardrail on I-57 southbound at milepost 298.  The trooper located the vehicle on I-57 southbound at milepost 288.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jason Rivera.  Rivera showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Rivera was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Rivera was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, and obstructing identification.   
 
On November 10, 2018 at approximately 4:38 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle swerving all over the roadway on Route 17 at 15000 W Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Charles Copley II.  Copley showed signs of drug impairment.  Copley was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Copley was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for improper lane usage, driver’s license not on person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 

 On November 11, 2018 at approximately 3:21 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 Kinzie Ave. at North St. in Bradley.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, James Stewart.  Stewart showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Stewart was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Stewart was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to signal when changing lanes, and driver’s license not on person.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/13/18



On November 10th , 2018, Gilman Police arrested Benjamin D. Gentry, age 22, of Piper City. According to police reports, Gentry was wanted on outstanding warrants from Ford and McLean Counties. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he awaits extradition back to Ford and McLean Counties.

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EARLY SUNDAY SHOOTING IN NEWTON COUNTY

On Sunday November 11, 2018 at approximately 2:58 am, Newton County Dispatch received a 911 call of shots fired inside the Ten Oaks Mobile Home Park in Lincoln TWP (SR10 and CR200E).  

 

Upon deputies arrival, it was discovered the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck had driven into a modular home and the vehicle was still occupied. 

 

 Evidence indicated the driver had been shot by an unknown person(s) prior to the crash. The driver was transported to a local hospital and transferred for further care.

 

Names are being withheld at this time pending family notification, the case is still under investigation.  

Assisting the Newton County Sheriff's Office is the Newton County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County EMS and Lincoln Twp Fire Dept.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 219-474-5661 or the TIP LINE 219-234-7014

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2 CAR ACCIDENT IN NEWTON COUNTY

On November 10th 2018, 8:41am  Newton County 911 received a call regarding a two vehicle collision at the intersection of SR 55 and CR 900 N(1 mile south of SR10).

 

Preliminary investigation determined that a 2005 Toyota passenger car, driven by a 16 year old male from Lake Village, In was traveling Eastbound CR 900 N when he failed to yield the right away to a 2004 Honda passenger car traveling Northbound SR 55. The 2004 Honda was driven by a 17 year old female from Morocco, In.

 

Both drivers, as well as two juvenile passengers from the 2005 Toyota were transported to Riverside Hospital for what is believed to be minor injuries.

 

Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Lincoln FD, Indiana Conservation, Keener Township Fire Dept, and Village Motors.

 

Crash remains under investigation. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/9/18

On November 7th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Rileigh N. Kilgore, age 19t of Savoy, IL. According to police reports, Kilgore was charged with criminal damage to property. Kilgore was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On November 7th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Brittany N. Ealy, age 27, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Ealy was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with obstructing justice. Ealy was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/9/18

Watseka Police assisted the Kankakee City Police department at 8:45

A.M. on 11-07-18 in trying locate a wanted person.

Watseka Police responded to the theft of a bicycle in the 300 block of W Park at 9:01 A.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to Walmart for a report of an attempted theft and trespassing at 1:35 P.M. on 11-07-18 that resulted in the arrests of two area men. While investigating the theft Police learned that one of the suspects had been previously trespass warned by Walmart. Police then located Jeffrey M Reed, 24 Watseka in a vehicle in the parking lot. Police also located Blake D Morefield, 27 Milford as a passenger in the Reed vehicle. Police then arrested Reed and Morefield. Reed was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a hypodermic needle and criminal trespass to land. Morefield was charged with Delivery of a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of a hypodermic needle. Once Reed and Morefield were transported to the Iroquois county jail, correction staff located hypodermic needles on Morefleld, and an added charge of bringing contraband into a penal institution was added. The delivery charge stemmed from an earlier joint operation conducted by KMEG, the Watseka Enforcement Team and the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang-up In the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:46 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a dog running loose in the 900 block of S Fourth at 3:53 P.M. on

                                                                                   Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of E Oak at 5:03 P.M. on 11-07-18,

Watseka Police responded to damage to a vehicle in the 200 block of W Park at 7:55 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:02 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public assist in the 100 block of

Creekside ct at 10:41 P.M. on 11-07-18,

Watseka Police Issued a city ordinance violation for debris to Paul J Bruens, 52 Watseka on 11-07-18.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/8/18

Watseka Police assisted the Kankakee City Police department at 8:45 A.M. on 11-07-18 in trying locate a wanted person.

Watseka Police responded to the theft of a bicycle in the 300 block of W Park at 9:01 A.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to Walmart for a report of an attempted theft and trespassing at 1:35 P.M. on 11-07-18 that resulted in the arrests of two area men. While investigating the theft Police learned that one of the suspects had been previously trespass warned by Walmart, Police then located Jeffrey M Reed, 24 Watseka in a vehicle in the parking lot. Police also located Blake D Morefield, 27 Milford as a passenger in the Reed vehicle. Police then arrested Reed and Morefield. Reed was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a hypodermic needle and criminal trespass to land, Morefield was charged with Delivery of a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of a hypodermic needle. Once Reed and Morefield were transported to the Iroquois county jail, correction staff located hypodermic needles on Morefleld, and an added charge of bringing contraband into a penal institution was added. The delivery charge stemmed from an earlier joint operation conducted by KMEG, the Watseka Enforcement Team and the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang-up In the 1400 block of E Walnut at 2:46 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a dog running loose in the 900 block of S Fourth at 3:53 P.M. on

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of E Oak at 5:03 P.M. on 11-07-18,

 

Watseka Police responded to damage to a vehicle in the 200 block of W Park at 7:55 P.M. on 11-07-18.       

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:02 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public assist in the 100 block of Creekside Ct at 10:41 P.M. on 11-07-18.

Watseka Police Issued a city ordinance violation for debris to Paul J Bruens, 52 Watseka on 11-07-18.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Dailynn R. Shearer, 25, of Kankakee; Eurelius Q. Ross, 45, of Kankakee; and Cord J. Church, 24, of Rantoul all for Driving Under the Influence.

On November 3, 2018 at approximately 1:28 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving all over the roadway on Station St. at Canon Ave.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Dailynn Shearer.  Shearer showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Shearer was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Shearer was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On November 4, 2018 at approximately 1:14 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving all over the roadway on Route 17 at Lowe Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Eurelius Ross.  Ross showed signs of alcohol impairment.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm.  Ross was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Ross was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Carrying a Concealed Firearm While Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Ross was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 
 
On November 4, 2018 at approximately 2:51 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (108 mph in a 70 mph zone) and swerving all over the roadway, striking a guard rail.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Cord Church.  Church showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Church was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Church was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and improper lane usage. 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/6/18

The Watseka Police Department, in cooperation with the Illinois

Department of Corrections Parole division arrested a Watseka man at 10:30 P.M. on in the 100 block of E North. Police were summoned to the residence after the Parole agent conducted a search of the residence. During the search Parole and Police located an active meth lab, a small amount of methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Thyri Fisk Jr, 32 Watseka was charged with Possession of meth precursors, Possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Fisk was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter at the Watseka Police Department at 3:47 P.M. on 11-06-18.

Watseka Police investigated a three vehicle accident in the 200 block of W Walnut at 4:19 P.M. on 11-06-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Robert L Donahue, 93 Watseka was traveling Westbound when he struck a vehicle stopped in traffic driven by Kristine Schroeder, 44 Watseka. Schroeder's vehicle then was pushed into the rear of a third vehicle that left the scene prior to Police arrival. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 400 block of W Walnut at 4:35 P.M. on 11-06-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/6/18

On November 2nd, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nathaniel Schulthes, age 34, of Kentland, IN, According to police reports, Schulthes was wanted on an outstanding Fulton County. warrant charging him with possession of a weapon by a felon. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released-

 

 
   



On November 2nd, 2018t Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael W. Rowell, age 44, of Woodland. According to police reports, Rowell was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol over .08, and improper lane usage. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

On November 4th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Damien J. Mackins, age 36, of Loda. According to police reports, Mackins was charged with criminal damage to property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

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Facebook leads to area mans arrest

The Watseka Police Department, with assistance from the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department concluded a two week investigation that led to the arrest of a Martinton man on Friday, November 2nd . On Wednesday, October 17 th Watseka Police were called to Suzuki Honda in regards to a theft of a four wheeler that had been taken from the back lot after the business was closed. Police were able to obtain video of the theft and later posted it to Watseka Police Facebook page. Numerous citizens called in tips of who the suspect may be and it later led to his arrest after the Information was followed up.

Watseka Police and Iroquois County Sheriff's Police took Eric P Moore, 27 Martinton into custody and he was charged with theft over $10,000 and also possession of narcotic equipment. Moore was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

The Watseka Police department would like to express their gratitude of the citizens that phoned tips in to help make this arrest come together swiftly.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/5/18

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of N Jefferson at 6:31 A.M. on 11-02-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of found articles in the 200 block of N Fourth at 10:25 A.M. on 11-02-18.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 1000 block of E Grant at 12:13 P.M. on 11-02-18€ According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Terry J Arseneau, 66 Donovan was backing up when he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Patricia Duffy, Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 3:18 P.M. on 11-02-18.

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut at 4:57 P.M. on 11-02-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Mariano A Dominguez, 18 Watseka was traveling Westbound on Walnut. A vehicle driven by David M Tincher, Watseka was entering the turn lane when the Dominguez vehicle collided with Tincher. No Injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic In the 400 block of W Walnut at 5:27 P.M. on 11-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a man urinating in the 200 block of E Ash at 5:37 P.M. on 11-02-18.

 

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 200 block of N Fourth at 1:42 A.M. on 11-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood complaint in the 300 block of W Victory at 7:15 P.M. on 11-04-18.                                                       Watseka Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle at the intersection of Eighth and Walnut at 10:41 P.M. on 11-04-18.

vehicle driven by Michael W Rowell, 43 Woodland was backing up when he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Katelin M Garfield, 27 Watseka. Rowell then reportedly left the scene, Police later located Rowell who was issued 2 citations for leaving the scene of an accident and Failure to give information after striking unattended vehicle. Damage was estimated at over $500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 100 block of W oak at 10:43 P.M. on 11-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 400 block of

W Walnut at 8:47 A.M. on 11-03-18,

Watseka Police investigated a report of child abuse in the 300 block of S Yount at 4:05 P.M. on 11-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 300 block of W Park Ave at 5:41 P.M. on 11-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft of a bicycle In the 700 block of E Locust at 6:36 P.M. on 11-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a dog attacking another dog in the 300 block of N Second at 7:09 P.M. on 11-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 300 block of W Park Ave at 7:46 P.M. on 11-03-18.

 

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department in trying to locate a subject wanted for a domestic battery complaint at 8:28 P.M. on 11-03-18.

 

 

 

 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/2/18

On October 31 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Ardell L. Howard, age 27, of Momence, IL. According to police reports, Howard was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with battery. Howard was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

 

On October 31 st, 2018, Jon G. Rogers, age 25, of Watseka, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to starting serving a three year sentence in Department of Corrections for criminal damage to property.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest Matthew G. Hani, 19, of Chicago for Possession of Cannabis; Javier Montemayor, 59, of Blue Island for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; and Abiel Diaz Jr., 27, of Chicago for Possessio

On October 30, 2018 at approximately 7:36 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-57 southbound at milepost 314.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Matthew Hani.  A registration inquiry revealed the registered owner, Hani, was wanted on a warrant out of Champaign County for domestic battery.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 42.61 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.  Hani was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Hani was charged with Possession of Cannabis more than 30 but not more than 100, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Wanted on Warrant.  
 
On October 31, 2018 at approximately 2:23 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle partially in the roadway on I-57 northbound at milepost 321.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Javier Montemayor.  Montemayor showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Montemayor was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Montemayor was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for driving while license revoked and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On October 31, 2018 at approximately 9:28 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle without the rear registration plate light activated on I-57 southbound at milepost 294.  A registration inquiry revealed the vehicle was stolen out of Chicago.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Abiel Diaz Jr.  Diaz was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Diaz was charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.  
 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/1/18

Watseka Police investigated a 3 vehicle accident at Jefferson and North Streets at 2:30 P.M. on 10-30-18, According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Nathan R Wilson, 18 Watseka turned in front of a vehicle driven by Jennifer L Loyd, 44 Chatsworth. This caused the Wilson vehicle to spin and it then struck a vehicle driven by Linda S

Munsterman, 66 Onarga. No Injuries were reported. Wilson was cited for failure to yield when turning left.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a subject throwing a beer can out of a vehicle in the 200 block of W North at 12:42 P.M. on 10-31-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person In the 400 block of W Walnut at 1:12 P.M. on 10-31-18.

Watseka Police arrested James L Barnett Jr, 40 Watseka at 5:02 P.M. in the 100 block of W Herron Ct. Barnett was charged with Domestic battery and Interfering wlth the reporting of domestic battery, Barnett was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of W Hickory at 5:40 P.M. on 10-31-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 600 block of S Second at 8:08 P.M. on 10-31-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Westside Park at 10:26 P.M. on 10-31-18.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 500 block of W Walnut at 1:38 A.M. on 11-01-18.

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ROBBERY OF PHIL'S TRUCK STOP-UPDATE

On 10-30-18 at 2:26am, a masked white male walked into Phil’s truck stop.  He sprayed the clerk with pepper spray and proceeded to take specific merchandise.

It is believed he left the business westbound on SR 10 driving a tan four door passenger car, unknown make.

 

The clerk was transported to a local hospital due to difficulty breathing.

 

As this case remains an active investigation, some details cannot be released at this time.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 219-474-5661 or the TIP LINE 219-234-7014

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/31/18

On October 28th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Christopher D. Most, age 29, of Bradley, IL. According to police reports, Most was charged with home invasion, criminal sexual assault, domestic battery, and theft. Most was transponed to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On October 29th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Scott A, Pawelczak, age 33, of

Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Pawelczak was charged with residential burglary and theft over $500. Pawelczak was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On October 3001 , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Charity Smith, age 34, of Hoopeston, JL. According to police reports, Smith was wanted on an outstanding Barry County, Missouri warrant. Smith was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

On October 30th , 2018, Roger G. Thompson, age 37, of Woodland, IL. turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail. Thompson was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of order of protection, domestic battery, and battery- Thompson later posted the required bond and was released.

 

On October 30th , 2018, Camell L Doughter, age 20, of Waukegan, WI. tumed himself into the Iroquois County Jail. Doughter was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for possession of cannabis- Doughter later posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/31/18

Watseka Police investigated a possible credit card fraud in the 200 block of N Second at 12:20 P.M. on 10-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 500 block of S Third at 3:12 P.M. on 10-30-18,

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 100 block of E Creekside Ct at 5:19 P.M. on 10-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of W Fleming at 5:54 P.M. on 10-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter In the 200 block of Hubbard ct at 11:09 P.M. on 10-30-18.

Watseka Police arrested Noel L Swartz, 22 Gilman at 12:50 A.M. on IO3148. Police were called to Walmart after an employee suspected Swartz of stealing merchandise from the store. Swartz was charged with retail theft under $300 and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

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ROBBERY OF LAKE VILLAGE GAS STATION

 

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

 

Tuesday morning (10-30-18) at 2:26am Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Phil’s Truck Stop at the corner of US 41 and SR 10 in Lake Village in response to a report of a robbery.

 

Preliminary information indicates an unknown male robbed the business, merchandise was taken.  When the male was confronted by the clerk, the male left westbound on SR 10 in a tan vehicle.

 

This is an active investigation, details are still being obtained.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 219-474-5661 or the TIP LINE 219-234-7014.

 

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Watseka Police Department News 10/30/18

Watseka Police provided a motorist assist in the 200 block of E Walnut at 7:03 A.M. on 10-26-18.

Watseka Police investigated a reckless driver in the 800 block of S Second at 10:05 AVM. on 10-26-18.

Watseka Police investigated a traffic accident in the 100 block of E Walnut at 10:36 A.M. on 10-26-18. According to Police reports an unoccupied vehicle slipped out of gear, rolling forward and striking another parked vehicle. No damage was located and no report was taken.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 11:13 A.M on 10-26-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of W Creekside ct at 11:59 A.M. on 10-26-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of E oak at 4:08 P.M. on 10-26-18.

Watseka Police provided a funeral escort at 9:40 A.M. on 10-27-18.

Watseka Police arrested Destiny A Flatt, 24 Watseka at 12:15 P.M. on 10-27-18 at Dollar General. Police were called there after an employee observed Flatt concealing merchandise. A short investigation led to Flatt being charged with Retail theft under $300 as well as an Iroquois County warrant charging her with burglary and a Kankakee County warrant charglng her with No valid driver's license. Flatt was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 100 block of N Kay at 2:47 P.M. on 10-2748.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem In the 500 block of N Chicago at 5:27 P.M. on 10-27-18.

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 500 block of E Oak at 3:00 A.M. on 10-28-18.

Watseka Police responded to a suspected DUI in the 400 block of W

Walnut at 3:14 A.M. on 10-28-18,

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 400 block of N Third at 7:42 P.M. on 10-28-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Market at 11:38 P.M. on 10-28-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint In the 300 block of N Second at 9:24 A.M. on 10-29-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Hickory at 11:12 A.M. on 10-29-18.

Watseka Police assisted with a repossession in the 500 block of N Fourth at 1:14 P.M. on 1009-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of solicitors In the 500 block of E Locust at 1:51 P.M. on 10-29-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of Bell Rd at 6:59 P.M. on 10-29-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/29/18

On October 21 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Patrick J, Mulligan, age 43, of Ashkum, IL. According to police reports, Mulligan was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with domestic battery. Mulligan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 23rd , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Ronald E. Campe Il, age 37, of Loda, IL. According to police reports, Campe was charged with aggravated arson, criminal trespass to residence, criminal damage to property over $500, and residential arson. Campe was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 24th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nicholas A. Siebert, age 39, of

Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Siebert was charged with possession of a controlled substance and also wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving while license is revoked. Siebert was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 24th , 2018, Gilman Police arrested David Blair, age 39, of Gilman, IL. According to police reports, Blair was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Blair was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 24th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Mark Daniyel, age 35, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Daniyel was wanted on an outstanding North Dakota Warrant, Daniyel was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 25th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Geoffrey Fisher, age 431 of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Fisher was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant. Fisher was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 25th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Theresa Sands, age 46, of Sheldon, IL. According to police reports, Sands was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with battery, Sands was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond,

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Watseka Police Department News 10/26/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 100 block of W Mulberry at 8:30 A.M. on 10-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of E Lincoln at 8:30 A.M. on 10-25-18.

Watseka Pollce responded to a report of a suspected theft in the 200 block of E cherry at 12:35 P.M. on 10-25-18.

 

 
   


Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of W Iroquois at 2:51 P.M. on 10-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 400 block of N Fifth at 6:35 P.M. on 10-25-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 400 block of N Fifth at 7:03 P.M. on 10-25-18.

Watseka Police investigated a vehicle taken without permission in the 200 block of N Fifth at 12:16 A.M. on 1006-18.

Watseka Police arrested Heather C Pelehowski, 45 Watseka at 12:50 A.M. on 10-26-18 after Police were called to Westside Bar for a disturbance. Pelehowski was charged with disorderly conduct. Pelehowskl posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police arrested Kathryne B Irwin, 27 Watseka at 4:31 P.M. on 10-24-18. Irwin was charged with retail theft after an investigation led to Police discovering that on 8 separate times Irwin had under rang merchandise at WalMart. Irwin was transported to the Iroquois county

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Watseka Police Department News 10/25/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 400 block of N Second at 8:38 A.M. on 1003-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 400 block of E cherry at 12:32 P.M. on 10-2348.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of Hubbard Ct at 10:08 P.M. on 10-23-18.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sherffs Department in making a warrant arrest in the 500 block of N Fifth at 9:46 AM. on 1024-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Lincoln at 10:25 A.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department in making a warrant arrest in the 200 block of E Hickory at 2:22 P.M. on

10-24-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property In the 1000 block of E Walnut at 2:25 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft of a vehicle In the 100 block of Bell Rd at 3:07 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a neighborhood problem in the 200 block of S Fifth at 4:34 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 100 block of E North at 5:41 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child custody in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 5:58 P.M. on 10-24-18.

 

Watseka Police Investigated a two vehicle accident In the 300 block of S Fifth at 6:39 p.m. on 10-24-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Susan C Gerber, 58 Watseka was traveling on Fifth Street when she looked down for a moment which caused her to strike a legally parked vehicle belonging to Lynda F Hubner, Watseka, Damage was estimated at over $1,500, No injuries were reported and no cltatlons were Issued.

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint on US Highway 24 at 6:55 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress In the 200 block of W Locust at 9:56 P.M. on 10-24-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of drug traffic in the 300 block of W Victory at 3:10 A.M. on 10-24-18. Police were able to locate three indivlduals and when contact was made, one of the suspects ran. Police gave chase but were unable to apprehend him. Police are aware of who the suspect is, and arrests are expected to be made.

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Riverside to transition Resolve Center to Iroquois Mental Health Center

KANKAKEE, IL (October 24, 2018) - Riverside Healthcare and the Iroquois Mental Health Center (IMHC) have announced Riverside will be turning over ownership of its Resolve Center in Manteno to IMHC, a Watseka-based provider of mental health and substance abuse services with facilities in Iroquois, Kankakee, Vermillion and Will counties.

"This is about finding the best way to serve those with addiction issues," said Riverside Healthcare President and CEO Phil Kambic. "We realize that sometimes our role is to find trusted partners that we can work with to ensure the services that are most needed are available, and we are working with Iroquois Mental Health Center to do just that."

Riverside's Resolve Center provides treatment services for adolescents (ages 12 to 18) with alcohol and other substance abuse issues. The transition to IMHC should be completed by the end of the year.

"We are excited at the opportunity to expand the care we can provide," said IMHC Executive Director Dr. Dennis Hopkins. "Our mission is to help individuals deal effectively with the difficulties that may arise in their lives. This will allow us to bring that care to even more people and we welcome that chance."

Incorporated in 1971, IMHC provides a complete array of mental health services. Along with the main facility in Watseka, additional clinics are located in Hoopeston, Onarga, Clifton, Cissna Park, Sheldon, Loda, Milford, Manhattan and Monee. Services include outpatient therapy for adults, adolescents, and children and substance abuse outpatient therapy for adults and teens.

"We have complete faith in Dennis (Dr. Hopkins) and his staff to assess the community and make sure the programs that are most needed are provided and individuals get the help they need. That will, in turn, make for a stronger, healthier community."

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UPDATE: Man injured in Iroquois County crash dies

Howard R. Kissack, of Watseka, died last Friday in an Urbana hospital from injuries sustained in a head-on crash last week east of Sheldon on U.S. Route 24.

 

The 82-year-old Kissack’s van was westbound on Route 24 when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by Patricia J. Allford, 70, of Sheldon, at 1390 E Road on Oct. 17.

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KAMEG Agents Bust 2 over the weekend

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at approximately 7:16 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 531 South Dearborn Avenue, Kankakee, IL. During a search, Agents seized approximately 27.5 grams of suspected cannabis.

 

Darius K. Samuels, age 23, of Kankakee, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Samuels was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

 

On Friday, October 19, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 346 South Wall Street, Apartment 1, Kankakee, IL. During a search, Agents seized approximately 11.1 grams of suspected cocaine.

 

Roderick M. Smith, age 48, of Kankakee, was arrested and charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Smith was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Andres J. Lewis, 29, of Elgin, and Timothy L. Young, 30, of Chicago Heights both for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Steve L. Houston, 51, of Kankakee was arrested for Obstructin


 On October 17, 2018 at approximately 11:08 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on I-57 southbound at milepost 323 in Kankakee County.  The driver, Andres Lewis, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with Lewis.  Lewis showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lewis was discharged from the hospital, placed under arrest, and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lewis was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer.  Lewis was also issued citations for illegal stopping/parking on the roadway, driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 
 
On October 19, 2018 at approximately 5:03 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 17 at 14500 E. Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Timothy Young.  Young showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Young was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Young was also issued citations for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.      
 
On October 19, 2018 at approximately 10:39 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with no break lights activated on Maple at Elm Street.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and the driver, Steve Houston, fled the scene.  Houston was located and placed under arrest without incident.  Houston was transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Houston was charged with Obstructing a Police Officer and issued citations for driving while license 
suspended, no valid driver’s license, improper use of registration, operating a vehicle with expired registration, improper lane usage, failure to signal when required, no break lights, failure to wear a seat belt, illegal transportation of alcohol, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. 
 
 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/22/18

 

On October 18th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Daniel F. Martinez, age 261 of Piper City. According to police reports, Martinez was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, criminal trespass to land, theft, and driving while license suspended or revoked, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains jn lieu of bond.

On October I $, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested James R. Kupferer, age 31, of

 

 
 



Kankakee. According to police reports, Kupferer was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine. Additionally, Kupferer was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 19th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Amanda J. Graham, age 22. According to police reports, Graham was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 19th, 2018t Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Melinda R. Miller, age 36, of Watseka. According to police reports, Miller was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 20th, 2018, Gilman Police arrested Margo Betourne, age 32, of Gilman. According to police reports, Betoume was charged with violation of bail bond and violation of an order of protection. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 20th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Raj R. Soni, age 36, of Matteson IL, According to police reports, Soni was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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3 People take by Air after local car wreck

WHAT:  Three Vehicle Crash  
 
WHERE:   Route 24 @ 3190 E (Iroquois County) 
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:05 p.m.       VEHICLE:  Unit One:  1995 Green Chevrolet S10    Unit Two:  2003 Silver GMC Van    Unit Three:  2014 Freightliner Semi             DRIVER:  Unit One:  Patricia J. Allford, 70, Sheldon    Unit Two:  Howard R. Kissack, 82, Watseka    Unit Three:  Daniel D. Morgan, 53, Terre Haute, IN 
 
PASSENGER: Unit Two:  Michael H. Strong, 56, Rockford 
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on Route 24 behind the Semi.  The Chevrolet attempted to pass the Semi and struck the GMC head on, which was traveling westbound on Route 24.   Both vehicles then struck the rear of the Semi.  The passenger of the GMC was airlifted from the scene to Carle Hospital in Urbana. The drivers the Chevrolet and the GMC were transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Carle Hospital.  
CHARGES: Patricia Allford was issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.  

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Watseka Police Department News 10/16/18

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 100 block of Veteran's Parkway at 7:27 A.M. on 10-15-18.

Watseka Police arrested an area woman after a short vehicle pursuit In the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:44 A.M. on 10-15-18. Ashley R Collins, 21 Watseka led Police on a short pursuit before crashing her vehicle into a burn pile of a residential backyard and fleeing from the vehicle.

Police were then able to apprehend Collins after a short foot chase. Collins was charged with reckless driving, Driving while license revoked and no valid registration. Collins was also wanted on a Kankakee County warrant for driving while license suspended. Collins was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a clvjj matter in the 100 block of W Oak at 1:11 PPM, on 10-15-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 1:12 P.M. on 10-15-18.

Watseka Police arrested Diana L Swaford, 39 Watseka at 2:14 P.M. on 10-15-18 for retail theft, Swaford was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 300 block of N Sixth at 4:16 P.M. on 10-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of E walnut at 3:36 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 300 block of W North at 5:10 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of E Walnut at 5:54 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 600 block of N Virginia at 6:04 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 700 block of E Raymond Rd at 8:12 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 9:01 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public service call in the 200 block of N Fifth at 10:05 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of W

Lafayette at 10:38 P.M. on 10-16-18

Watseka Police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of E Walnut at 10:43 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 11:07 P.M. on 10-16-18.

Watseka Police arrested Damian T Powell, 22 Watseka on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with violating a no contact order. Powell was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 600 block of S Second at 5:04 P.M. on 10-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary In the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:02 P.M. on 10-15-18.

Watseka Police Investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of E Fairman at 5:06 A.M. on 1046-18.

 

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KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at approximately 7:22 p.m., KAMEG Agents arrested Tremaine L. Moore, age 35, of Kankakee, after a traffic stop in the 500 block of South Poplar Avenue in Kankakee. Moore was arrested after a brief foot pursuit and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver (30-500 grams) and for resisting a peace officer. Moore was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. Moore was transported and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Michael J. Westfall, 47, of Kankakee; Elizabeth V. Rodgers, 43, of Chicago; Marcus A. Jackson, 33, of Chicago; Jonathan G. Duby, 29, of Beaverville; and Richard W. Paquette II, 37, of Sain

On October 11, 2018 at approximately 11:34 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with no taillights activated.    The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Michael Westfall.  Westfall showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Westfall was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Westfall was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lighting and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On October 12, 2018 at approximately 5:24 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 I-57 northbound at mile post 294.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Elizabeth Rogers.  Rogers showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Due to Rogers’s condition, she was transported to Riverside Hospital.  Rogers was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device.   
 
On October 13, 2018 at approximately 6:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on I-57 southbound at milepost 303.   The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Marcus Jackson.  Jackson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  A search of the vehicle revealed 1.46 grams of cannabis.  Jackson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Jackson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Jackson was issued citations for improper parking on the roadway, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of cannabis less than 10 grams.   
 
 
On October 14, 2018 at approximately 12:41 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with expired registration on Kennedy Drive at North Street.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jonathan Duby.  Duby showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Duby was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Duby was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for driving with an expired license plate and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 
On October 14, 2018 at approximately 1:31 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (88mph in a 55mph zone) on Route 52 at Route 49.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Richard Paquette II.  Paquette showed signs of alcohol impairment.   A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun.  The passenger, Luis Rivera took ownership of the handgun.  Paquette and Rivera were placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Paquette was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and driving while license suspended.   Rivera was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and issued a citation for possession of open alcohol by passenger. 
 

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/16/18

 

 
   

 

 
   


On October 14th , 2018, Sheldon Police arrested Sean Brady, age 44, of Sheldon, According to police reports, Brady was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant charging him with domestic battery, 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 10/15/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 8:02 A.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of wires down in the 200 block of E Cherry at 8:45 A.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a call of found narcotics in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:59 A.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 600 block of N Clarence Ave at 12:10 P.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 500 block of N Market at 5:29 P.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 400 block of E Ash at 7:31 P.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic In the 300 block of W Park at 10:39 P.M. on 10-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 300 block of N Sixth at 12:28 A.M. on 10-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 7:04 A.M. on 10-13-18,

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up jn the 300 block of S Fourth at 10:10 A.M. on 10-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestlc In the 300 block of W Park at 2:00 P.M. on 10-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 300 block of E Elm at 2:01 P.M. on 10-13-18.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of possible shots being fired in the 300 block of E Hickory at 7:54 P.M. on 10-13-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of N Second at 8:34 P,M, on 10-13-18.

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident on Sheridan at Fifth Street at 8:27 A.M. on 10-14-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Alice M Boomgarden, 73 Watseka when she left the roadway and struck a utillty pole. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injurles were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 400 block of N Fifth at 8:29 A.M. on 10-14-18, The vehicle was later recovered in Watseka,

Watseka Police responded to a calt of a vehicle taken without permission in the 500 block of N Fourth at 10:31 A.M. on 10-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 300 N Fifth at 1:26 P.M. on 10-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle In the 500 block of W Walnut at 2:08 P.M. on 10-14-18.

 

Watseka Police responded to a fight in progress in the 400 block of E Walnut at 3:44 P.M. on 10-14-18,

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of N Kay at 4:02 P.M. on 10-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public complaint on W North Street at 4:13 P.M. on 10-14-18.

Watseka Police assisted the Bradley Police Department In locating a wanted subject from their county In the 400 block of E Ash at 5:14 P.M. on 10-14-18. The subject was later turned over to Bradley PD.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic In the 500 block of E Hickory at 10:17 P.M. on 10-14-18,

Watseka Police issued a city citation to Rose Vega, Watseka for an Inoperable/Abandoned vehicle.

Watseka Police issued a city citation to Howard Hercules, Watseka for an Inoperable/Abandoned vehicle.

 

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Ford County Drug Bust with KMEG

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at approximately 6:30 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 719 North Church Street, Gibson City, IL (Ford County). During a search, Agents seized ammunition and approximately 22.0 grams of suspected cannabis.

The resident, Nicholas JC Rodriguez, age 22, was arrested. Rodriguez was charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis and for possession of ammunition without a FOID card. Rodriguez was transported to the Ford County Detention Center. KAMEG was assisting the Gibson City Police Department.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/12/18

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 12:40 P.M. on 1010-18 In the Walmart parking lot. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Virginia A Shell, 69 Martinton was pulling into a parking space when her foot slipped off the brake due to her shoe being wet from the rain, causing her to strike a legally parked vehicle belonging to James A Castongia Kentland IN. Damage was estlmated at over 1,500. No injuries were reported and no cltations were Issued.

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 3:38 P.M. on 10, 10-18 in the 800 block of W Lafayette, According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by James RG Eiserman, 26 Watseka was Eastbound on Lafayette St and did not see a vehicle driven by Joseph N Vallar, 76 Beavervllle making a left hand turn onto Market St, causing Eiserman to strike Vallar. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police ticketed Tammy T Wolf, 38 Watseka on 10-10-18 in the 300 block of E Sheridan for driving while license suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wolf Posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of E Elm at 8:27 A.M. on 10-11-18.

Watseka Police arrested David R Blair, 39 Gilman in the 200 block of N Kay at 2:44 P.M. on 10-11-18. Blair was charged with possession of hypodermic needles. Blair was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police arrested two Watseka residents after they were called to Walmart at 4:57 P.M. on 10-11-18 in regards to a retail theft. James A Musselman, 32 Watseka and Timothy W Alexion, 23 Watseka.

Alexion was charged possession of a hypodermic needle and

Musselman was charged with retail theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle. Both Alexion and Musselman were transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of N Fourth at 5:40 P.M. on 10-11-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a barking dog in the 100 block of E Ash at 7:40 P.M. on 10-11-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unlicensed driver in the 500 block of N Fourth at 7:50 P.M. on 10-11-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance In the 500 block of N Market at 8:14 P.M. on 10-11-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of retail theft at Walrnart at 1:46 A.M. on 10-11-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/12/1/8

On October 9th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Kevin L, Lambert, age 32, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Lambert was charged with violation of sex offender's registration. Lambert was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 1 I th, 2018, Milford Police arrested Ashley N. Coraves, age 26, of Burbank, IL. According to police reports, Coraves was wanted on an outstanding warrant for identity theft and charged with possession of meth. Coraves was transported to Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 11 th , 2018, Steven G. Houser, age 44, of Donovan, IL, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jai] for an outstanding Kankakee County warrant for driving while license is revoked. Houser later posted the required bond and was released.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/11/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a barking dog in the 100 block of E Ash at 6:41 A.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of fraud in the 700 block of E Grant at 10:04 A.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of N Fourth at 1:31 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N Fourth at 2:12 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 300 block of E Elm at 2:52 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 500 block of N Fourth at 3:42 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police assisted Clinton Co Indiana Police in attempting to locate a missing person at 4:16 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of reckless driving in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 4:40 P.M. on 10-10-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of found drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of E Locust at 4:44 P.M. on 10-10-18. Pollce disposed of the item.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 4:07 A.M. on

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of W Walnut at 4:29 A.M. on 10-11-18.

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llinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Joseph S. Benegas, 32, of Manteno for Battery (2) and Interference with Emergency Communication.

On October 11, 2018 at approximately 6:31 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a battery that was taking place on Route 45/52 at 3200 North Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and observed a female victim in the southwest ditch on Route 45/52.  The suspect, Joseph Benegas, was walking northbound from her location.  Benegas was taken into custody without incident.  A male victim was located in the northeast ditch on Route 45/52.  Both victims were checked for injuries by emergency personnel, and refused treatment.  Benegas was transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Benegas was charged with two counts of Battery and Interference with Emergency Communication

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Watseka Police Department News 10/8/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of dogs running loose in the 300 block of N Kay at 10:39 A.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of W Victory at 11:19 A.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 100 block of W Oak at 3:47 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 3:54 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of N Fifth at 4:09 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 1800 block of E Walnut at 5:43 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a possible DUI on Rt 1 at 7:43 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of S Belmont at 11:25 P.M. on 10-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of threats by electronic communication in the 500 block of E Oak at 6:02 P.M. on 10-06-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an Intoxicated person in the 100 block of N Third at 9:45 P.M. on 10-06-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a possible burglary in the 200 block of S Eighth at 12:37 AVM. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of W Park at 6:24 A.M. on 10-07-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a hlt and run accident in the 300 block of E Locust at 9:48 A.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a dog running loose in the 400 block of Park at 11:03 A.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of S Eighth at 11:07 A.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of S Fourth at 11:09 A.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 500 block of E Walnut at 1:52 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 400 block of E Walnut at 2:54 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a Juvenile problem in the 500 block of E Walnut at 5:48 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 400 block of E Ash at 6:16 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of N Market at 6:22 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 400 block of E oak at 8:27 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 400 block of E oak at 8:47 P.M. on 10-07-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 1400 block of W Walnut at 8:56 P.M. on 10-07-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/9/18

On October 7th , 20181 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 700 E and Co. Rd 3400 N, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Jerrod M- Boetto, age 20, of Joliet, was traveling north on 700 E. approaching the intersection of 3400 N. Boetto proceeded through the intersection without stopping and was struck by a vehicle driven by April D. Norton, age 41, of Dwight, who was traveling east on 3400 N. Boetto was ticketed for disobeying a stop sign and failure to yield at stop intersection. Norton was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and both vehicles sustained over $1500 in damage,

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ISP & KAMEG JOINT DRUG BUST

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at approximately 6:09 p.m., Illinois State Police (District 21) arrested Frederick Alexander, age 57, of Lansing, Illinois. Alexander was stopped northbound on Interstate 57 at milepost 299. A search of his truck tractor, semi-trailer resulted in the seizure of 6.6 kilos of suspected cocaine. Alexander was transported to and detained at the Iroquois County Detention Center. KAMEG assisted in the investigation.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/8/18

On October 4th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jeffery A. Harling, age 55, of Ashkum, IL. According to police reports, Harting was charged with violation of an order of protection and resisting arrest. Harling was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 4th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nicholas J. Davis, age 29, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Davis was charged with burglary and theft. Davis was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On October 6th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Amanda M. Collins, 34, of Clifton, IL- According to police reports, Collins was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois

County warrant charging her with a probation violation. Collins was transported to the Iroquois County

Jail where she remains in lieu of bond,       

 
 

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Watseka Police Department News 10/8/18

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute In the 300 block of W Victory at 7:08 A.M. on 10-04-18.

 

 
   

 Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of W Victory at 8:20 A.M. on 10-04-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a barking dog in the 100 block of E Ash at 10:10 A.M. on 10-04-18.

Watseka Police assisted an Illinois Department of Corrections parole agent at 12:09 P.M. in the 300 block of N Market, which led to the arrest of Nicole L Turner, 32 Watseka. Turner was charged with Unlawful possession of methamphetamine and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Turner was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a civll disturbance in the 300 block of W Walnut at 1:00 P.M. on 10-04-18.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/5/18

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute In the 300 block of W victory at 7:08 A.M. on 10-04-18.

 

 
   


Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of W Victory at 8:20 A.M. on 10-04-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a barking dog in the 100 block of E Ash at 10:10 A.M. on 10-04-18.

Watseka Police assisted an Illinois Department of Corrections parole agent at 12:09 P.M. in the 300 block of N Market, which led to the arrest of Nicole L Turner, 32 Watseka. Turner was charged with Unlawful possession of methamphetamine and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Turner was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a civll disturbance in the 300 block of W Walnut at 1:00 P.M. on 10-04-18.

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IMH AND RIVERSIDE SIGN LETTER OF INTENT

– Officials at Iroquois Memorial Hospital (IMH) and Riverside Healthcare each signed a non-binding Letter of Intent this week to explore merging IMH into Riverside Healthcare. 
 
“We are very excited about exploring what this could mean,” said Phil Kambic, president and CEO of Kankakee-based Riverside Healthcare.  “We have served the residents of Watseka and Iroquois County in various capacities for many years.  This opportunity allows us to examine how we might shift that model and work with the dedicated team at Iroquois Memorial to find new and better ways to meet the healthcare needs of the community.” 
 
The Letter of Intent gives both organizations the chance to work confidentially to explore the possible merger. 
 
“The board, physicians, and staff of Iroquois Memorial Hospital continue their deep commitment to having quality healthcare in our community,” said Tim Smith, president and CEO of IMH.  “As we look to the future, we believe we need a partner to effectively advance our mission.  Having had conversations over the years with Riverside about what the future of healthcare might look like in this community, we felt now was the right time to explore the merger.” 
 
While no specific timeline for the merger was released, the due diligence process and review by regulatory bodies could conclude by the first quarter of 2019.  “This process is just getting started,” said Kambic. “But as we move forward, I anticipate this to be a very exciting and rewarding chapter for Riverside, IMH and the residents of Iroquois County.” 

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FATAL CRASH- LAKE VILLAGE

 

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:56am- Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash at US 41 north of CR 600 N (Conrad curves).

 

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 Hyundai driven by a 25 year old Chicago, Il woman was traveling northbound on US 41.  For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and came in contact with a guardrail.

 

The crash resulted in the fatality of the 25 year old driver.  A 23 year old Chicago woman was transported by ambulance with serious injuries.  A 3 year old was also transported with unknown injuries.

 

Names of those involved are being withheld at this time pending family notification.

 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to call Deputy Wallace 219-474-6081 Ext 3104.

 

Northbound US 41 was closed for approximately 2 hours.  As of 7:39am the scene remains active for clean up, temporary lane closures and restrictions can be expected for the next hour.

 

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Newton County Coroner’s Office, Lake Township Fire, Lincoln Township Fire and Morocco Fire.

 

 

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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KAMEG Agents make 2 Drug Busts over the weekend

On Friday, September 28, 2018, at approximately 7:01 p.m., KAMEG Agents executed a search warrant at 160 South Curtis Avenue, Apartment IS, Kankakee, IL. During a search, Agents located approximately 32.8 grams of suspected cannabis and 2.1 grams of suspected cocaine.

Terry T. Taylor, age 37, of Kankakee, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Taylor was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

 

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, at approximately 7:29 p.m., KAMEG agents executed a search warrant at 531 South Dearborn Avenue, Kankakee, IL. During a search, agents located approximately 139.1 grams of suspected cannabis and 11.3 grams of suspected ecstasy. KAMEG Agents also recovered two firearms from the residence.

 

Latrell T. Franklin, age 19, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with armed violence, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Franklin was also wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation. Franklin was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center. KAMEG was assisted by the Kankakee Police Department.

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Watseka Police Department News 10/1/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 400 block of S Fourth at 8:41 A.M. on 10-01-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a violation of an order of protection in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 9:20 A.M. on 10-01-18,

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the Slick's parking lot at 11:34 A.M. on 10-01-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Henry R Jones, 75 Watseka was backing from a parking space and struck a parked vehicle belonging to Joseph Lock of Goodland IN. No injuries were reported and Jones was issued a citation operation of a motor vehicle without insurance.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 200 block of E Fairman that ultimately led to an arrest. Clifford T Lane, 84 Watseka was arrested at 1:10 P.M. for criminal damage to property. Lane was I-Bonded and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft in the 500 block of N Fifth at 2:12 P.M. on 10-01-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a violation of an order of protection in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 3:32 P.M. on 10-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 3:53 P.M. on 10-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disturbance In the 300 block of N Third at 2:00 P.M. on 09-29-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of retail theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:37 P.M. on 09-28-18.

Watseka Police were called to the 500 block of E Porter at 10:50 A.M. on 09-30-18 for a dog bite. Animal control was contacted about the matter.

Watseka Police arrested Jeffery W Norris, 44 Watseka at 11:14 A.M. on 09-30-18 for driving while license suspended. Norris was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 100 block of W Park Ave at 2:16 P.M. on 09-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1700 block of N County hwy 27 at 3:22 P.M. on 09-30-18.

Watseka Police Investigated a report of a reckless driver on Rt 1 at 6:08 P.M. on 09-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 6:31 P.M. on 09-30-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of illegal burning in the 300 block of N Kay at 9:23 P.M. on 09-30-18.

Watseka Police arrested Hery D Gomez-Bernal in the 200 block of W Walnut at 10:00 P.M. on 09-30-18. Gomez-Bernal was charged with domestic battery and resisting a police officer. Gomez-Bernal was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police investigated a report of drug activity in the 400 block of W Walnut at 12:29 A.M. on 10-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection in the 200 block of N Brianna at 9:12 A.M. on 09-28-18.

Watseka Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the Casey's parking lot at 11:09 A.M. on 09-28-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by John W Ealy, 28 Watseka was pulling into the jot and his brakes failed, causing him to strike the building. Ealy was issued a citation for operation of a vehicle without insurance. No injuries were reported.

Watseka Police were called to a report of a civil matter in the 500 block of N Fourth at 7:11 P.M. on 09-28-18,

Watseka Police investigated a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the 200 block of W Oak, According to Police reports a vehicle driven by Wayne E Feller, 57 Watseka was turning into a parking lot when a bicycle being ridden by a 15 yo juvenile pulled in front of him. The juvenile then laid the bike down and slid under the semi-trailer. The juvenile was transported to IMH with non-life threatening injuries.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft in the 500 block of W Walnut at 12:20 A.M. on 09-29-18.

Watseka Police responded to a residential burglar alarm In the 500 block of E Grant at 12:30 A.M. on 09-29-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver on Rt 24 at 12:53 A.M. on 09-29-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a child custody matter in the 200 block of N Fifth at 6:46 A.M. on 09-29-18.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/1/18

On October 1st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Britany R. Sell, age 31, of Watseka, IL According to police reports, Sell was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with identity theft, Sell was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 10/1/18

On September 25th , 2018, Thomas Wolf, age 64, of Watseka, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he was later transported to the Illinois Department of Corrections to begin serving a 2 year sentence,

On September 25th, 2018, Michael Mckay, age 21, of Watseka, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he was later transported to the Illinois Department of Corrections to begin serving a 4 year sentence.

On September 25th, 2018, Roy Tykol, age 31, of Watseka turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he was later transported to the Illinois Department of Corrections to begin serving a 1 year sentence.

On September 26, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jeffrey A. Harling, age 54, of Ashkum. According to police reports, Harling was charged with violation of a no contact order. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On September 28th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested David M. Dewitt, age 39, of Martinton, IL, According to police reports, Dewitt was wanted on an outstanding Coles County warrant charging him with driving while license is suspended. Dewitt was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On September 29th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Candance B- Pinkstaff, age 21, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Pinkstafft was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and theft over $500, Pinkstaff was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 30, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jonathan W. Castonguay, age 38, of Joliet, IL. According to police reports, Castonguay was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for retail theft and also charged with driving while license is revoked and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Castonguay was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 30th, 2018, Milford Police arrested Justin A. Sellars, age 24, of Milford, IL. According to police reports, Sellars was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging him with theft over $500 and also charged with possession of controlled substance. Sellars was transported to the Iroquojs County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 9/26/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of an abandoned bicycle in the 300 block of E Ash at 7:13 A.M. on 09-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic In the 500 block of E Lincoln at 9:27 A.M. on 09-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public service complaint in the 100 block of E Walnut at 11:40 A.M. on 09-25-18.

 

       
   
     
 


Watseka Police investigated a reckless driver in the 300 block of W North at 3:28 P.M. on 09-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of N Brianna at 6:15 P.M. on 09-25-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of N Market at 7:16 P.M. on 09-25-18.

Watseka Police Investigated a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Walnut at 1:12 A.M. on 09-26-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fifth at 1:35 A.M. on 09-26-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on the 400 block of Veterans Parkway at 1:45 A.M. on 09-26-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 200 block of N Fifth at 4:26 A.M. on 09-26-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/25/18

On September 24th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Christopher D. Most, age 29, of Bradley, IL. According to police reports, Most was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft and burglary. Most was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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ISP Arrests DUI Arrests

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Alejandro Perales, 33, of Berwyn; Todd S. Skopik, 43, of Kankakee; and Curtis J. Childs, 39, of Kankakee all for Driving Under the Influence. 
 
 
On September 19, 2018 at approximately 12:53 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle cross the center line several times on I-57 northbound at milepost 285.    The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Alejandro Perales.  Perales showed signs of drug impairment.  Perales was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Perales was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and issued citations for improper lane usage, driving while license revoked, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On September 21, 2018 at approximately 9:40 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 17 at 4500 E Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Todd Skopik.  Skopik showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Skopik was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Skopik was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for speeding.   
 
On September 23, 2018 at approximately 2:47 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle make a lane change without signaling and then stop in the lane of traffic on Route 50 at North Street.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Curtis Childs.  Childs showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Childs was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Childs was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Childs was issued citations for improper parking on the roadway, driving while license revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of alcohol, and failure to signal when changing lanes. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/22/18

On September 21 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jack L. McKayr age 58, of Milford, IL. According to police reports, McKay was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft under $500. McKay was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On September 21 st, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nicholas A. Siebert, age 39, of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Siebert was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving while license is revoked, Siebett was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On September 21 3t, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Chad C. Koester, age 30, Of Watseka, IL. According to police reports, Koester was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with forgery. Koester was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On September 21 st,2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 2950 N at Co. Rd. 700 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Barbara A Lippoldt, age 48, of Buckingham, IL. was traveling northbound on CO. Rd. 700 E when a vehicle driven by Susan M. Metz, age 64, of Ashkum, IL. was traveling eastbound on CO. Rd. 2950 N. Lippoldt stopped at the stop sign at the intersection but did not observe Metz approaching because of the sun obscuring her vision- Lippoldt started through the intersection pulling into the path of Metz causing both vehicles to collide. No injuries were reported and one citation was issued to Lippoidt for failure to yield right of way at an intersection.

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Watseka Police Department News 9/21/18

Watseka Police conducted a funeral escort at 9:56 A.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of theft in the 700 block of E Raymond Rd at 11:10 A.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of S Fourth at 2:54 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a request for a public service complaint in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:57 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 300 block of N Chicago at 3:13 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 300 block of W Hickory at 3:36 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police assisted the Illinois State Police on a report of a reckless drivers on South RT 1 at 6:03 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of E Oak at 11:47 P.M. on 0900-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a loose dog in the 300 block of E Elm at 4:52 A.M. on 09-21-18.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a stabbing that occurred in the 400 block of E Walnut at approximately 3:30 A.M. on 09-21-18. According to Police reports, Police responded to a 911 hang up and upon arrival they located a male subject that had been stabbed in the abdomen. The male subject was transported to IMH with serious injuries, and was later transferred out. Once Police arrived at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, they located a second victim that had reportedly been struck with a bat in the back and arm. Both subjects remain hospitalized. The investigation is ongoing.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/21/18

on September 18th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jennifer L. Cronch, age 34, of

Rankin. According her with failure to police to appear reports, for Cronch burglary, was She wanted was on transported an outstanding to the Iroquois Iroquois County County warrantJail where

charging she posted the required bond and was released,

       
       
 


On September 19th, 2018, Sheldon Police arrested James R. Kupferer, age 31, of Kankakee. According to police reports, Kupferer was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond

 

On September 20th, 2018, Milford Police arrested Brittany C. Burnside, age 30, of Watseka. According to potice reports, Burnside was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failure to appear for theft. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 9/18-9/20/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of a semi that had driven down an alleyway in the 200 block of E Cherry that had taken down some telephone lines at 12:58 P.M. on 09-19-18. Watseka public works responded to the scene and barricaded it off until the phone company could repair the lines,

Watseka Police responded to an ordinance call in the 700 block of

Jordan's Ct at 2:34 P.M. on 09-19-18,

Watseka Police responded to a theft call in the 700 block of E Raymond Rd at 3:43 P.M. on 09-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call in the 400 block of E Hickory at 4:03 P.M. on

Watseka Police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 2000 block of N st Rt 1 at 8:52 P.M. on 09-19-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance call in the 300 block of E Oak at 10:19 P.M. on 09-19-18.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department on Twp. Rd 165 regarding a report of a suspicious person at 11:00 P.M. on

09-19-18

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance 300 block of E Hickory at 2:36 P.M. on 09-20-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated subject at 1:34

P.M. in the 100 block of W oak on 09-18-18.

Watseka Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 5:05 P.M. on 0918-18 in the 1700 Block of E Walnut. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Linda A Gregar, 61 Gilman was backing from a parking spot when she struck a parked vehicle belonging to Julie A Lange, Crescent City. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police investigated a report of a reckless driver at 5:44 P.M. on 09-18-18 in the 800 block of E Walnut,

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic at 5:57 P.M. on 0918-18 in the 900 block of W Lafayette St.

Watseka Police responded to a fight call at 7:34 P.M. on 09-18-18 jn the 100 block of E North.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic at 8:35 P.M. on 0918-18 in the 100 block of W Fleming.

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriffs Department with a vehicle search on a traffic stop at 9:32 P.M. on 09-18-18 in the 100 block of N Madison.

Watseka Police investigated a suspicious vehicle at 12:19 A.M. on 0919-18 in the 600 block of N Sixth.

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Newton County Sheriff's Deputies report another Fatal Accident *******UPDATED*******

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 (operated by Randy  Cain) was eastbound on CR 900N and failed to stop and yield to the northbound passenger car.  The crash resulted in the fatality of  61 year old Randy Cain of Lake Village, IN.   The driver of the other vehicle, Brittany Klemz,  33 years old of Fair Oaks, IN refused medical treatment at the scene.

 

Family has been notified.

 

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

WHAT:

WHERE:

WHEN:

VEHICLE:

DRIVER:

PRELIMINARY:

CHARGES:

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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