WIQI News Archives for 2018-11

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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