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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/9/19

On December 4th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Devin A. McNeely, age 32, of Woodland. According to police reports, McNeely was wanted on an outstanding Ford County warrant for failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he would later be transported to Ford County,

 

On December 4th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joshua Jones, age 36, of Thomasboro.

According to police reports, Jones was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for harassment through electronic communication. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,

 

On December 4th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of N, Chicago St. and W. Mckinley St, in Milford- According to police reports a vehicle driven by Norman L. Doud, age 87, of Milford attempted to turn onto N, Chicago St. and collided with a vehicle being driven by Brian L. Anderson, age 52, of Milford. Both vehicles sustained more than $1,500 in damages- There were no injuries reported and no citations issued,

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Watseka Police Department News 12/9/19

Watseka Police arrested Cody T Daniels, 28 Terre Haute IN in the 400 block of W Mulberry at 4:57 P.M. on 12-05-19. Daniels was charged with domestic battery and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 700 block of W Walnut at 5:52

P.M. on 12-05-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 200 block of w Hickory at 8:07 P.M. on 12-05-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 400 block of E Walnut at 8:16 P.M. on 12-05-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 9:04 A.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police arrested Peter J Lease, 40 Watseka in the 200 block of N Fourth at 9:20 A.M. on 12-06-19. Lease was charged with theft and posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a public complaint in the 500 block of E Grant at 10:25 A.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of E Oak at 10:55 A.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 1:46

P.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Veteran's Parkway at 4:28 P.M. on 12-06-19. The driver was given a warning for expired registration.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 300 block of E Ash at 4:58 P.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of W North at 7:38 P.M. on 12-06-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

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in the 100 N Eighth at 9:18 P.M. on 12-06-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of S Yount Ave at 10:20 P.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of W Walnut at 10:20 P.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of N Market at 11:41

P.M. on 12-06-19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of S Yount Ave at 1:41 A.M. on 12-07-19.

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 200 block of W Walnut at 2:41 A.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 200 block of E Ash at 8:01 A.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a public complaint in the 500 block of E Grant at 9:34 A.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 200 block of E Walnut at 10:03 A.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 1000 block of N Jefferson at 11:11 A.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 300 block of W Mulberry at 2:06 P.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of S Second at 2:08 P.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police cited Robey L Colt, 19 Donovan in the 100 block of Clarence Ave at 2:39 P.M. on 12-07-19 for speeding. Colt posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of E Fairman at 3:13 P.M. on 12-07-19.

                                                                                                                 

in the 800 N Jefferson at 7:26 P.M. on 12-07-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W Walnut at 8:08 P.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of Laird Dr at 11:34 P.M. on 12-07-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of E Walnut at 12:46 A.M. on 12-08-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of N Fifth at 4:13 A.M. on 12-08-19. The driver was given a warning for equipment.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 600 block of E Mulberry at 8:36 A.M. on 12-08-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of E Ash at 3:09 P.M. on 12-08-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Yount Ave at 4:00 P.M. on 12-08-19. The driver was given a warning for a stop sign violation.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of W Fleming at 5:07 P.M. on 12-08-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:32 P.M. on 12-08-19.

Watseka Police arrested Joshua B Evans, 32 Watseka in the 300 block of W Park Ave at 4:54 P.M. on 12-08-19. Evans was charged with criminal trespass to residence and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police arrested Elizabeth M Mauricio, 49 Watseka in the 300 block of W Park Ave at 4:54 P.M. on 12-08-19. Maurico was charged with criminal trespass to residence and was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 400 block of E Walnut at 7:23 P.M. on 12-08-19.

 

in the 400 E Walnut at 8:11 P.M. on 12-08-19. The driver was given a warning for a headlight out.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of S Fourth at 11:19 P.M. on 12-08-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of S Second at 12:16 A.M. on 12-09-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 12:29 A.M. on 12-09-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of W Walnut at 12:56 A.M. on 12-09-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/03/19

On November 27th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested William Clingonpeel, age 42, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Clingonpeel was. charged with possession of methamphetamine less than 5 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released,


On November 29th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Latasha M. Inman, age 38, of Cullom. According to police reports, Inman was wanted on a probation violation warrant. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.


Accidents: 
On November 27th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on township road 125 near 1700 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Hannah L. Askew, age 19, of Donovan, was traveling west on township road 125 when she came upon a fallen tree in the roadway. Askew attempted to maneuver around the tree and proceeded into the north ditch that runs along the river bank. Askew's vehicle rolled several times down the river bank and struck a tree before coming to a rest. Minor injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

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ISP Arrests 12/02/2019

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Wesley A. Knepp, 81, of Watseka and Devonte T. Jackson, 32, 0f Danville both for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

 

On November 26, 2019 at approximately 3:29 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 24 at 2300 E. The driver was transported to the hospital with injuries. The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Wesley Knepp. Knepp showed signs of alcohol impairment. Knepp was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for improper lane usage.

 

On November 30, 2019 at approximately 5:03 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway at a high rate of speed on I-57 northbound at milepost 304. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Devonte Jackson. Jackson showed signs of alcohol impairment. Jackson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Jackson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and speeding

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Watseka Police Department News 12/02/19

Watseka Police arrested Anthony J. Morgan, 27 watseka in the 500 block of N Fourth at 6:35 P.M. on 11-30-19. Morgan was charged with burglary and theft over $500. Morgan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail. 

 

Watseka Police arrested Leeaundre Key, 23 Bourbonnais in the 700 block of W Walnut at 4:32 P.M. on 11-28-19. Key was charged with No valid driver's license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Key was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

 

Watseka Police arrested Jack E. Hurd, 62 Goodland IN in the 200 block of N Brianna Drive at 8:20 A.M. on 11-30-19. Hurd was wanted on an Iroquois County Warrant. Hurd was transported to the Iroquoi County Jail. 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/28/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 7:47 A.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 open line in the 700 block of E Walnut at 10:55 A.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 100 block of S Belmont at 11:18 A.M. on 11-25-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Lucas M Nutter, 17 Martinton was attempting to park when he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Michael Davis, Iroquois. Damage was estimated at over $500.

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 100 block of W Sheridan at 11:30 A.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 600 block of W North at 1:27 P.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of S Fourth at 4:36 P.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of W Fleming at 7:38 P.M. on 11-25-19.

Watseka Police arrested Gerardo G Alvarado, 20 Gilman in the 300 block of N Jefferson at 12:04 A.M. on 11-26-19. Alvarado was charged with driving while license suspended and operation of a motor vehicle with expired registration. Alvarado was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police arrested Charles R Alexander, 33 West Lafayette IN in the 500 block of E Walnut at 1:45 A.M. on 11-26-19. Alexander was charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a hypodermic needle, obstructing justice and bringing contraband into a penal institution. Alexander was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of W Walnut at 10:57 A.M. on 11-26-19.

                                              

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 400 block of N Fifth at 11:23 A.M. on 11-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 500 block of Martin Ave at 1:28 P.M. on 11-26-19.

 

 
   

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of S Fourth at 2:16 P.M. on 11-26-19.

Watseka Police cited Daniel O Smith, 55 Watseka in the 500 block of N Fourth at 3:06 P.M. for passing a school bus loading/unloading. Smith posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 200 block of E Ash at 9:13 P.M. on 11-26-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 12:32 A.M. on 11-27-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 400 block of E Cherry at 2:17 A.M. on 11-27-19.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Kyra C. Tucker, 27, of Kankakee for DUI and Artura Ibarra, 19, of Champaign for Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

On November 23, 2019 at approximately 2:34 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway at a high rate of speed on Court St. at Schuyler Ave. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Kyra Tucker. Tucker showed signs of alcohol impairment. Tucker was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Tucker was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and improper lane usage.
On November 21, 2019 at approximately 10:09 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 I-57 southbound at milepost 307. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Arturo Ibarra. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm handgun. Ibarra was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing. Ibarra was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a valid FOID, and Possession of Ammunition without a valid FOID.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/25/19

Watseka Police news release

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 800 block of E Locust at 1:24 P.M. on 11-19-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of reckless driving in the 600 block of N Virginia at 2:06 P.M. on 11-19-19.

 

Watseka Police investigated a hit and run accident in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 3:33 P.M. on 11-19-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle owned by Amanda F Musselman, 20 Watseka was legally parked when it was struck by an unknown vehicle. Damage was estimated at over $500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 600 block of N Market at 5:24 P.M. on 11-19-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of W Walnut at 8:38 P.M. on 11-19-19. The driver was given a warning for lighting.

 

Watseka Police cited Mychele S Juliet, 26 Watseka in the 100 block of Belmont at 10:43 A.M. on 11-20-19. Juliet was issued citations for driving while license suspended and speeding in a school zone. •Juliet posted bond and was released.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of N Eighth at 12:41 P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 1:57 P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in 400 block of N Fifth at 3:02

P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of E Ash at 3:45 P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Timothy R Anderson, 31 Watseka in the 200 block of E Ash at 5:26 P.M. on 11-20-19. Anderson was charged with disorderly conduct and  pedestrian under the influence of alcohol. Anderson was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of E Walnut at 6:11 P.M. on 11-20-19. The driver was given a warning for lighting.

 

responded to a report of child neglect on Rt 1 at 6:28 P.M. on 1120-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of E

Ash at 8:42 P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of order of protection in the 1000 block of W Newell at 9:11 P.M. on 11-20-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of E Ash at  7:47 A.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of E Hickory at 10:12 A.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 200 block of E Ash at 2:36 P.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 6:20 P.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of E Oak at 10:09 P.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of N Fourth at 10:32 P.M. on 11-21-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of W Walnut at 11:35 P.M. on 11-21-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of W Walnut at 12:18  A.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 100 block of W Lincoln at 12:54 A.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 800 block of E Walnut at 9:10 A.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 200 block of W Walnut at 9:13 A.M. on 11-22-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Byron  W Walker, 44 Pocahontas IL was unable to stop for a vehicle that was stopped in traffic driven by Darcey Smith, 39 Watseka. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 200 block of E Ash at 10:30 A.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police assisted DCFS in the 600 block of S Third at 11:15 A.M. on 11-2219.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 100 block of W Oak at  12:29 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of N Veteran's Parkway at 12:32 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police assisted DCFS in the 800 block of N Virginia at 12:54 P.M. on 1122-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of N Fifth at 2:04 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of identity theft in the 200 block of E Fairman at 2:49 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of E Grant at 4:11 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of E 

Mulberry at 7:07 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 500 block of E Ash at 8:24 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 8:36 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment at 10:24 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of W Walnut at 10:59

P.M. on 11-22-19. The driver was given a warning for driving without headlights,

 

responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 800 block of E

Locust at 11:44 P.M. on 11-22-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:49 A.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 700 block of E Walnut at 10:28 A.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of W Walnut at 11:54 A.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of N Sixth at 11:57  A.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of E

Walnut at 12:51 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 600  block of E Elm at 2:00 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of order of protection in the 800 block of E Locust at 2:07 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of N Fourth at 4:03 P.M. on 11-23-19, The driver was given a warning for registration.

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 400 block of CIPS street at 4:03 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 100 block of N Sixth at 5:02 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of W Walnut at 6:18 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of S Second at 6:19 P.M. on 11-23-19. The driver was given a warning for one headlight.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of S Fourth at 7:08 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of E Ash at

9:59 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of E Walnut at 10:45 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an underage drinking party in the 400 block of N Second at 11:13 P.M. on 11-23-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of N Jefferson at 5:16 A.M. on 11-24-19. The driver was warned for driving without headlights.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person at 5:33 A.M. in the 300 block of W Walnut on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of  W North at 6:18 A.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of found hypodermic needles in the 300 block of W North at 10:40 A.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 100 block of N Fourth at 11:56 A.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of N Chicago at 1:22 P.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on US 24 at 2:51 P.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of N Fourth at 4:45 P.M. on 11-24-19. The driver was given a warning for registration.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of E Ash at  6:10 P.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of W Walnut at 6:49 P.M. on 11-24-19. The driver was given a warning for lighting.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of W Fleming at 7:03 P.M. 

 

conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of W Oak at 7:48 P.M. on

11-24-19. The driver was given a warning for lighting.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 8:21

P.M. on 11-24-19. The driver was given a warning for lighting.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of S Yount at 8:41 P.M. on 11-24-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Kristy L Gossett, 34 Hoopeston at 9:25 P.M. on 11-24-19 after Watseka Police were alerted about a vehicle that had struck a pole and the driver had left the scene. Gossett later returned to the vehicle and was charged with obstructing a• Police officer, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to report an accident to  Police authority. Gossett was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 400 block of N Fifth at  1:23 A.M. on 11-25-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 4:30 A.M. on 11-25-19.

 

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***UPDATED*****Stabbing Death in Watseka

The Watseka Police have identified the victim in a stabbing death that occurred in the 100 block of E Oak at approximately 4:14 P.M. on 11-2119. The victim has been identified as Isaiah D Nelson, 22 last known address Watseka. Police arrested Andre Maiden, 23 of Kankakee and he was charged with aggravated battery. Police expect the charges to be changed pending review of evidence by the State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/23/19

On November 20th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Nathaniel J. Laird, age 43, of Watseka. According to police reports, Laird was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on Co. Rd. 1700 N. near Co. Rd. 1600 E. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On November 21 8t Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Gavin D. Graham, age 191 of Clifton. According to police reports, Graham was arrested for possession of cannabis 100-500 grams. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released-

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Arson and Meth land an Iroquois County Man in Jail

On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Milford Fire Department responded to a reported residential structure fire at 1961 E 1100 N Road in rural Milford. Upon their arrival, firefighters observed flames coming from the second story of the residence and began battling the blaze at which time they encountered a male subject armed with a gun in a first-floor bedroom, Firefighters backed away from the residence and awaited the arrival of Sheriffs Deputies, who made contact with the subject and safely removed him from the residence. The subject, identified as 33-year-old Olan E. Morris Ill, was subsequently transported to IMH by Milford Ambulance. After extinguishing the blaze, the State Fire Marshal's Office was contacted and responded to the scene. Following his release from IMH, Mr. Morris was taken in to custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he was charged with Residential Arson and Methamphetamine Possession. Mr. Morris remains in custody awaiting a court appearance, while the fire remains under investigation by the Sheriffs Office and the State Fire Marshal. The Sheriffs Office and the Milford Fire Department were assisted at the scene by multiple agencies, including the Milford Police Department and the Woodland, Cissna Park, Sheldon and Stockland Fire Departments.

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Stabbing Death in Watseka

The Watseka Police were called to the 100 block of E Oak in regards to a stabbing that occurred at approximately 4:14 P.M. on 11-21-19. Upon arrival Police found a man wounded from a stab wound to the neck. Riverside ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to IMH. Upon arrival at IMH Police located the suspect at the hospital being treated for a stab wound. The victim, whose name is being held pending the notification of relatives, later died at IMH. Police later arrested Andre Maiden, 23 Kankakee and he was charged with aggravated battery. Police expect the charges to be changed pending review of evidence by the State's Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announced today activity and enforcement figures for October 2019.

Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 503 citations, 957 written warnings, including 6 DUIs, 33 seatbelt citations, 25 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 142 motorists, conducted 201 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 108 traffic crashes. There was 1 fatal crash resulting in 2 fatalities investigated by District 21 in October.
According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, distractions, and large trucks.
In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.

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Little Mr. & Miss Snowflake Coloring Contest winners announced

The Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the Little Mister & Miss Snowflake Coloring Contest.

The Little Mister & Miss Snowflake Contest was a coloring contest; open to area children ages 3 through 7. This year’s winners will ride in the 2019 Christmas Parade with Santa, Willow Zielie of Watseka she is 6 years old, her parents are Stephanie Zielie & Rodney Patterson and Hudson Hill of Milford he is 5 years old, his parents are Kristina McKay & Zach Hill. The parade is set for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29th. For more information please contact the Chamber office 815-432-2416.

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Watseka Police Department News 11/20/19

Watseka Police arrested Jeremiah J Walker, 41 Watseka in the 800 block of N Virginia at 8:01 A.M. on 11-14-19. Walker was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging him with Failure to appear on a charge of theft. Walker was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 1000 block of W Newell at 10:14 A.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 800 block of S Second at 1:25 P.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 500 block of E Walnut at 1:34

P.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police arrested Destiny L Schacht, 36 Watseka in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 1:52 P.M. on 11-14-19. Schacht was charged with retail theft. Schacht posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 1000 block of W Newell at 2:49 P.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 3:04 P.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police arrested a 16 year old from Bradley for retail theft in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 5:13 P.M. on 11-14-19. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of E Cherry at 8:07

P.M. on 11-14-19.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 12:03

responded to a report of fraud in the 200 block of N Brianna at

9:40 A.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an activated alarm in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 11:19 A.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 300 block of W Victory at 12:23 P.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 12:56 P.M. on 11-15-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Lucille K Bailey, 71 Watseka was pulling into a parking spot and her vehicle accelerated causing her to strike a building. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of N Market at 4:41

P.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of W Walnut at 4:51

P.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 900 block of N Chicago at 5:14 P.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1800 block of N State Rt 1 at 5:29 P.M. on 11-15-19.

Watseka Police cited Ethan C Johnson, 30 Buckley in the 500 block of E Walnut at 5:38 P.M. on 11-15-19. Johnson was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, no valid driver's license and no valid registration. Johnson posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of W Walnut at 12:02 A.M. on 11-16-19. The driver was given a warning for speed.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 500 block of E Hickory at 9:44 A.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 500 block of S Second at 12:53

 

responded to an activated alarm in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 1:03 P.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of S Second at 1:16 P.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 300 block of W Victory at 2:51 P.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police arrested Shelby L Martin, 25 Kentland IN in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 3:15 P.M. on 11-16-19. Martin was charged with retail theft. Martin posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of N Fourth at 6:27 P.M. on 11-16-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 700 block of W Walnut at 9:36 P.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of W Walnut at 11:45 P.M. on 11-16-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 500 block of N Third at 10:55 A.M. on 11-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 800 block of Hanson Dr at 3:26 P.M. on 11-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 700 block of E Sycamore at 5:35 P.M. on 11-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of N Sixth at 6:37 P.M. on 11-17-19. Upon arrival one of the parties had left, and was later located at 12:28 A.M. on 11-18-19. Police arrested Izabelle R Daniels, 18 Watseka in the 400 block of W North. Daniels was charged with domestic battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Daniels was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 700 block of W Walnut at 7:48 P.M. on 11-17-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 500 block of N Sixth at 11:47

 

 

investigated a single vehicle accident in the 500 block of N

Wabash at 7:38 A.M. on 11-18-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by George F Elpers, 38 Milford was driving on Pleasant St when he was unable to stop his vehicle, causing him to strike a fence, grill and drive onto a patio. Elpers was cited for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Elpers posted bond and was released. No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of E Ash at 9:58 A.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found hypodermic needle in the 100 block of W Park at 11:03 A.M. on 11-18-19.

 

       
     
 


Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 300 block of W Victory at 11:09 A.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 600 block of E Elm at 1:01 P.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of threats being made in the 200 block of E Ash at 1:52 P.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of S Belmont at 5:13 P.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of threats being made in the 200 block of E Ash at 7:37 P.M. on 11-18-19.

Watseka Police cited Brett W Dirks, 26 Watseka in the 800 block of E Elm at 7:45 P.M. on 11-18-19. Dirks was cited for no valid driver's license. Dirks posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 8:11 P.M. on 11-18-19. The driver was given a warning for driving without headlights.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of E Ash at 11:47 P.M. on 11-18-19.

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ROBBERY, LAKE VILLAGE-

 

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

 

On Saturday, November 16, 2019 about 8:00PM, a male described as 5’ 5” to 5’ 8” with a slim build, wearing a black trench coat style jacket, dark green stocking cap, mask, jeans and black gloves entered the AMSTAR gas station on CR 300W in Lake Village.  (about ¾ mile south of US 41 and SR 10).

 

The unknown male demanded money.  No weapon was displayed.  It is believed he then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of US currency.

 

Anyone with information should call Detective M. Rowe 219-474-5661 EXT 3107 or they may call our TIP LINE 219-234-7014

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 11/16/19

On November 1 I th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on State Route 49 near the residence at 1474 N. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Ayanna L. Jamison, age 38, of Danville, ll. lost control of his vehicle on the ice and snow covered road striking a tree. More than $1 ,500 in damages were reported. No citations or injuries were reported.

On November 12, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co- Rd. 500 N near Co. Rds 1400 E, According to police reports a vehicle driven by Mark A. Perry, age 65, of Veedersburg, (N. lost control of his vehicle on an ice and snow covered roadway, He then entered the ditch overturning one time coming to a rest on its roof. Over $1 ,500 in damages were reported. No citations or injuries were reported.

On November 12th , 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1050 N. near Co. Rd- 2670 E. According to police reports a vehicle driven by Nicholas D. Gryczewski, age 23, of Watseka, ll. lost control of his vehicle on an ice and snow covered roadway. He then entered the ditch striking a utility pole and then a tree. Over $1 ,500 in damages were reported- No citations or injuries were reported,

On November 12th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co, Rd. 3400 N. near Co. Rd. 200 E. According to police reports a vehicle driven by James M. Davis, age 471 of Godley, Il, lost control of his vehicle on an ice and snow covered roadway. He then entered the ditch striking a utility pole and rolling once. Over $11500 in damages were reported. No citations or injuries were reported.

On November 12th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co, Rd. 2700 N- near Co. Rd. 200 E- According to police reports a vehicle driven by Derek R. Baron, age 23, of Whiting, IN. lost control of his vehicle on an ice and snow covered roadway, He then entered the ditch rolling three times. Over $1 ,500 in damages were reported. No citations or injuries were reported.

On November 15th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd- 2400 N. near Co. Rd. 1600 E, According to police reports a vehicle driven by Derek R. Baron, age 231 of Whiting, IN. lost control of his vehicle on an ice and snow coved roadway. He then entered the ditch rolling three times. Over $1,500 in damages were reported. No citations or injuries were reported.

On November 13th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Earl K- Norris, age 54, of Watseka, According to police reports, Norris was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/14/19

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 3:50

P.M. on 11-08-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of E North at 4:18

P.M. on 11-08-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child abuse in the 300 block of N Seventh at 7:43 P.M. on 11-08-19.

 

 
 


Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of E Mulberry at 1:04 P.M. on 11-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 500 block of S Third at 4:27 P.M. on 11-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of threats being made in the 400 block of S Fourth at 4:53 P.M. on 11-09-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Park at 6:59 P.M. on 11-09-19.

Watseka Police arrested Cortney M McKinney, 23 Milford in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:00 P.M. on 11-09-19. McKinney was charged with retail theft. McKinney posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of W Walnut at 9:57 P.M. on 11-09-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Bell Rd at 10:52 P.M. on 11-09-19. The driver was issued a warning for speeding.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of E Walnut at 12:26 A.M. on 11-10-19. The driver was issued a warning for improper lighting.

 

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 2:37 P.M. on 11-10-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Michael A Weigand, 59 Bourbonnais was driving through the parking lot when he failed to see a vehicle backing out of a parking spot driven by Martin Vargas, 32 Onarga. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 100 block of Pendexter at 7:25 P.M. on 11-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:34 P.M. on 11-10-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 500 block of E Locust at 7:52 A.M. on 11-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 100 block of Lakeview Ct at 2:49 P.M. on 11-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Mulberry at 3:03 P.M. on 11-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 200 block of S Second at 3:20 P.M. on 11-11-19.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in 500 block of N Jefferson at 5:09 P.M. on 11-11-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

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Illinois State Police District 21 Report 11/12/19

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Robert L. Winge, 58, of Chebanse for DUI; Johnny L. Winston Sr., 55, of Champaign for Possession of Cannabis more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams; Eduardo A. Del Toro, 38, of Manteno for DUI; and Jose A. Barrios, 33, of Beecher for DUI.

 


On November 5, 2019 at approximately 10:32 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 45/52 at 5000S (Kankakee County).  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Robert Winge.  Winge showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Winge was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Winge was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  

 

On November 8, 2019 at approximately 10:14 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle pulled over on the right shoulder of I-57 southbound at milepost 271.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Johnny Winston Sr.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 465 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia.  Winston was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Winston was charged with Possession of Cannabis more than 30 Grams but not more than 500 Grams, and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis more than 30 Grams but not more than 500 Grams. Winston was also issued citations for illegal parking on the roadway and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.   

 

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 12:39 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway on Route 45 at 9000N.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Eduardo Del Toro.  Del Toro showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Del Toro was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Del Toro was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Wanted on Warrant.  Del Toro was also issued citations for improper lane usage, driver’s license not on person, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 

 

 

On November 9, 2019 at approximately 7:04 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a crash on Route 17 at Sandbar Road in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with the driver, Jose A. Barrios.  Barrios showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Barrios was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Barrios was also issued citations for driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/12/19

Watseka Police responded to a 911 misdial in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 3:50
P.M. on 11-08-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of E North at 4:18
P.M. on 11-08-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of child abuse in the 300 block of N Seventh at 7:43 P.M. on 11-08-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 100 block of E Mulberry at 1:04 P.M. on 11-09-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 500 block of S Third at 4:27 P.M. on 11-09-19.


Watseka Police responded to a report of threats being made in the 400 block of S Fourth at 4:53 P.M. on 11-09-19.


Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Park at 6:59 P.M. on 11-09-19.


Watseka Police arrested Cortney M McKinney, 23 Milford in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 8:00 P.M. on 11-09-19. McKinney was charged with retail theft. McKinney posted bond and was released.


Watseka Police responded to a report of disorderly conduct in the 200 block of W Walnut at 9:57 P.M. on 11-09-19.


Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Bell Rd at 10:52 P.M. on 11-09-19. The driver was issued a warning for speeding.

 

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 1500 block of E Walnut at 2:37 P.M. on 11-10-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Michael A Weigand, 59 Bourbonnais was driving through the parking lot when he failed to see a vehicle backing out of a parking spot driven by Martin Vargas, 32 Onarga. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 100 block of Pendexter at 7:25 P.M. on 11-10-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of W Walnut at 9:34 P.M. on 11-10-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found bicycle in the 500 block of E Locust at 7:52 A.M. on 11-11-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 100 block of Lakeview Ct at 2:49 P.M. on 11-11-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Mulberry at 3:03 P.M. on 11-11-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil matter in the 200 block of S Second at 3:20 P.M. on 11-11-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in 500 block of N Jefferson at 5:09 P.M. on 11-11-19. The driver was given a warning for improper lighting.

 

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ISP Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT:

Fatal Crash Car vs. Farm Implement

WHERE:

Route 49 @ 979 N (Iroquois County)

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

VEHICLE:

Unit One: 2005 Chevrolet Impala Unit Two: Farm Tractor

DRIVER:

Unit One: Kevin T. Hansen, 28, Cissna Park (Deceased) Unit Two: Fred H. Hurliman, 63, Onarga—

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 21

 

PRELIMINARY:

 

Preliminary investigation has indicated the Tractor was turning onto his farm property pulling two loaded grain wagons. The Chevrolet rear ended the rear wagon of the Tractor. The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Tractor was transported to Hoopeston Hospital with minor injuries.

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Festival of Trees- Spread the Cheer

(Danville, IL | November 5, 2019) — Central Illinois residents can kick off the holiday season with the 2019 OSF Festival of Trees which runs Saturday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 20 at the David S. Palmer, 100 W. Main Street, Danville. This year’s theme is Spread the Cheer.

 

Attendees will enjoy spectacular themed trees and showcases on the arena floor, entertainment, build your own stuffed animal, children’s crafts, gingerbread cookies, events, raffle items and more!

 

“To bring families back year after year, we want to bring back the favorites they love, and also give them new experiences,” said Festival of Trees Event Coordinator Angie Lazzell. “We’ve got a schedule full of fun and exciting events, activities and entertainment for everyone.”

 

For families there is a holiday breakfast, family pajama party, Olaf & Friends, Princess Tea Party, and the family night BINGO. Adult only events include the ladies luncheon, Craft Beer & Trivia, art party, and a Senior Celebration.

 

New this year is an escape room that will provide a great team building opportunity.


For a complete list of activities, days and times, visit osfhealthcarefoundation.org/festivaloftrees/

 

Tickets can be purchased at the David S. Palmer Arena box office, by calling (800) 514-3849, or online at palmerarena.com.

 

Volunteers are still needed for a variety of duties throughout the event.  Call the Festival volunteer line at (217) 597-9860 and leave a message, or email Mary McMillan, volunteer chairperson, at mcmillanm@danville118.org. 

 

The Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Festival of Trees is the Julius W. Hegeler II Foundation and the Diamond Sponsor is Iroquois Federal. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will help individuals with transportation challenges get to medical appointments with the purchase of a Medivan. In addition, proceeds will benefit areas of greatest need within OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center.

 

 

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Watseka Police Department News 11/06/19

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of N Fourth at 8:00 A.M. on 11-04-19. The driver was given a warning for disobeying a stop sign.

 

Watseka Police assisted DCFS in the 600 block of S Third at 10:36 A.M. on 11-0419.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of battery in the 1100 block of E Walnut at 12:23 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 800 block of E Walnut at 1:03 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a theft in the 200 block of W Hickory at 3:03 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of N Fifth at 3:47 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 300 block of N Fifth at 3:50

P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of N Hubbard Ct at 4:03 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a fight call in the 400 block of E Walnut at 4:18 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to violation of order of protection in the 500 block of E Oak at 5:17 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of S Loveridge Lane at 6:05 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 500 block of W Walnut at 9:07 P.M. on 11-04-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Dalton

 

M Morgan, 20 Watseka was backing from a parking spot when he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Brian R Brucato, 45 Momence. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an intoxicated subject in the 400 block of W Walnut at 10:04 P.M. on 11-04-19.

 

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 11:27

P.M. on 11-04-19. The driver was given a warning for speeding.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary to motor vehicle in the 500 block of E Hickory at 8:39 A.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 10:07 A.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of E Mulberry at 1110 A.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police assisted the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department in serving an order of protection in the 100 block of W Walnut at 1:14 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police cited Kenneth E Farrar, 33 Beaverville in the 500 block of N Fourth at 3:05 P.M. on 11-06-19. Farrar was cited for passing a school bus loading or unloading and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Farrar posted bond and was released.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 500 block of W Washington at 4:30 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 400 block of N Eighth at 4:44 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Fifth at 5:27 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of Hubbard Ct at 5:30 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 500 block of E Ash at 7:40 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of E Fairman at 8:49 P.M. on 11-05-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of N Fourth at 12:47 A.M. on 11-06-19.

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Rankin woman passes away after car accident

 Rankin woman has died after being involved in a motor vehicle crash in Ford County on Tuesday.  Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Mary Diskin, 84, was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday.

The Coroner said Ms. Diskin was reportedly traveling northbound on 2600 E Road in Ford County when her vehicle collided with another traveling eastbound on 200 N Road.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, and the Coroner says an inquest may be held later.  The death is being investigated by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office and Ford County Sheriff’s Police.

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Illinois State Police Arrest IDOC Employee

GALESBURG, IL - On October 23, 2019, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII) arrested Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Parole Officer Garrick Randolph, a 52 year-old male, on two counts of Custodial Sexual Misconduct and two counts Official Misconduct.

 

On August 13, 2019, the ISP was notified by the Galesburg Police Department (GPD) of an allegation of Custodial Sexual Misconduct and Official Misconduct against IDOC Parole Officer Garrick Randolph.

 

On August 12, 2019, the GPD completed a sexual assault report made by a female parolee.  The parolee advised, once, in mid-July 2019, Randolph sexually assaulted her while in her residence.  DII interviewed the parolee who confirmed the information reported to GPD.  DII agents also located and interviewed a second female victim who advised Randolph sexually assaulted her during the commission of his duties as a Parole Officer.

 

On October 23, 2019, DII agents obtained two (2) original arrest warrants from Knox County State’s Attorney’s Office for the above specified charges. Subsequently, Randolph voluntarily reported to the Galesburg Police Department where he was taken into custody. Randolph was held at the Knox County Jail, posted bond and was released the same day. The bond amount was set at $75,000 for each warrant arrest.

 

***The Knox County States Attorney’s Office indicated they will support additional charges should additional victims be located. If anyone has any information related to these crimes, please contact the ISP DII at 847/294-4466***

 

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