WIQI News Archives for 2018-12

KAMEG Agents make Drug Bust in Kankakee County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12-24-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watseka Police Department News 12/24/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watseka Police Department News 12/21/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watseka Police Department News 12/19/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/18/18

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

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

 

 
 


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


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

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ISP WEEKEND ARRESTS

 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest Anthony D. Lawrence, 46, of Kankakee; Randy R. Barwegen, 58, of Sheldon; Luke L. Akerman, 26, of Momence; Tena L. Stipp, 46, of Kankakee; and Himanshu N. Patel, 40, of Edwardsville all for Driving Under the Influence. 
 
On December 14, 2018 at approximately 12:36 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on I-57 southbound at milepost 312 in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Anthony Lawrence.  Lawrence showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lawrence was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lawrence was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 
 
On December 15, 2018 at approximately 12:16 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to single vehicle crash on Route 52 at 1700E Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Randy Barwegen.  Barwegen showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Barwegen was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Barwegen was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 
 
On November 15, 2018 at approximately 12:03 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 Heiland Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Luke Akerman.  Akerman showed signs of alcohol impairment.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed cocaine.  Akerman was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Akerman was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Akerman was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, illegal transportation of alcohol, and expired driver’s license.   

 On December 16, 2018 at approximately 2:20 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit on Hobbie Ave. at Brookmont Blvd. in Kankakee.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Tena Stipp.  Stipp showed signs of alcohol impairment.  A subsequent search of Stipp revealed cocaine.  Stipp was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Stipp was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Possession of a Controlled Substance.   
 
On December 16, 2018 at approximately 12:26 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a reckless driver on I-57 northbound at miles post 287 in Iroquois County.  The trooper located and stopped the vehicle on I-57 northbound at milepost 294.  The trooper spoke with the driver, Himanshu Patel.  Patel showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Patel was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Patel was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper parking on the roadway and illegal transportation of alcohol.   
 
 Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Debraun L. Lewis-Mayo, 21, of Jackson, TN for Credit Card Fraud; Justin R. Davidson, 30, of Kankakee for DUI; Scotty L. Willis, 44, of Kankakee for DUI; Miguel Guadarrama Jr., 26, of Kankakee for DUI; Anfernee J. Kelly, 20, of Urbana for Possession of Cannabis more than 30 Grams; Reginald C. Jarrett, 43, of Momence for Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer; Pete E. Rogers, 26, of Champaign for DUI; Arthur L. Hudson, 47, of Milwaukee, WI for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon; and Patrick J. Mulligan, 43, of Ashkum for Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer. 
 
On December 6, 2018 at approximately 9:46 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed on I57.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the occupants.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed counterfeit credit cards and equipment.  The passenger, Debraun Lewis-Mayo was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Lewis-Mayo was charged with Possession of Counterfeit Credit Cards and Possession of Counterfeit Equipment. 
 
On December 8, 2018 at approximately 12:45 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  A trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and traveling all over the roadway on Route 50 at Mulligan Drive.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Justin Davidson.  Davidson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Davidson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Davidson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On December 8, 2018 at approximately 2:39 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on I-57 northbound at milepost 322 in Kankakee County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Scotty Willis.  Willis showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Willis was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Willis was charged with Driving Under the 
Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid and accident, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 
On December 8, 2018 at approximately 4:45 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash on I-57 southbound at milepost 321 in Kankakee County.  The drivers of both vehicles were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries.  The trooper arrived at the hospital and spoke with Miguel Guadarrama Jr.  Guadarrama showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Gudarrama was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 
On December 8, 2018 at approximately 5:37 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 southbound at milepost 299.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Anfernee Kelly.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 92 grams of cannabis.  Kelly was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Kelly was charged with Possession of Cannabis more than 30 Grams but less than 100 Gram of Cannabis.  Kelly was also issued a citation for speeding.   
 
On December 8, 2018 at approximately 6:09 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (100 mph in a 55 mph zone) on Route 17 at 1500N Road.  The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles.  The vehicle then failed to stop at the stop sign at Route 114 and Locust Street in Momence.  The vehicle, driven by Reginald Jarrett, struck another vehicle.  Jarrett was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Jarrett was charged with Fleeding and Eluding a Police Officer and issued citations for reckless driving, speeding, improper lane usage, disobeying a stop sign, driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.   
 
On December 9, 2018 at approximately 2:34 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign on Schuyler Avenue at Court Street.  The trooper then observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and all over the roadway on Court Street.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Pete Rogers.  Rogers showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Rogers was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Rogers was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, disobeying a traffic control device, operating and uninsured motor vehicle, and failure to notify the Secretary of State of address change.   
 
On December 9, 2018 at approximately 4:21 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling in the left lane on I-57 northbound at milepost 314.  The vehicle was not attempting to pass a vehicle in the right lane and never attempted to move into the right lane.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Arthur Hudson.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a firearm.  Hudson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Hudson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Forgery, and Obstructing Justice.  Hudson was also issued citations for unlawful use of driver’s license and driving while license suspended.   
 

 
 
 
 
One December 11, 2018 at approximately 10:58 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (116 mph in a 70 mph zone) on I-57 northbound at milepost 291.  The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle exited I-57 at the Ashkum exit and continued traveling at a high rate of speed.  It was later discovered that the driver of the vehicle was Patrick Mulligan.  One December 12, 2018, the trooper went to Mulligan’s residence where he was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Mulligan was charged with Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, Speeding 35+ mph Over the Speed Limit, and Driving While License Revoked. 
 
 

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Watseka Police Department News 12/17/18

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 11:15 A.M. on 12-14-18 on W Walnut Street. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by James W Pence, 82 Watseka was attempting to parallel park when he struck a vehicle belonging to Chance A Rasmussen, 20 St Anne. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at under $500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 1200 block of E Walnut at 2:13 P.M. on 12-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft of a vehicle in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:58 P.M. on 12-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 500 block of W Walnut at 3:31 P.M. on 12-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver in the 700 block of W Walnut at 5:49 P.M. on 12-14-18.

Watseka Police responded to a 911 hang-up in the 700 block of E Elm at 7:02 P.M. on 12-14-18.

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at 8:27 P.M. on 1214-18 in the 100 block of Belmont Ave. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Daniel E Chavarria, 35 Georgetown was attempting to turn when he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Darin O Tate, Hoopeston. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 300 block of E Cherry at 10:11 P.M. on 12-14-18.

                                                                                                                                                            

Watseka Police arrested Elayna C Alexander, 19 Watseka on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with Forgery. Alexander was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 500 block of S Fourth at 9:20 A.M. on 12-15-18,

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of W Park at 3:04 P.M. on 12-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a child custody matter in the 400 block of N Sixth at 5:03 P.M. on 12-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 200 block of E Hickory at 5:24 P.M. on 12-15-18.

Watseka Police arrested Lucas J Seibring, 38 Watseka at 6:23 P.M. on 12-15-18. Seibring was charged with theft over $500 and criminal damage to property over $500. Seibring was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance in the 600 block of S Fifth at 6:32 P.M. on 12-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to vehicle in the 100 block of N Jefferson at 9:22 P.M. on 12-15-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint at 3:19 A.M. in the 100 block of W Oak on 12-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 100 block of W Hickory at 8:49 A.M. on 12-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of indecent exposure in the 400 block of W Walnut at 12:14 P.M. on 12-16-18.

  

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1400 block of E Walnut at 4:32 P.M. on 12-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 200 block of W Walnut at 5:14 P.M. on 12-16-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection in the 200 block of E Sheridan at 10:39 P.M. on 12-17-18.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/13/18

Watseka Police conducted a short investigation at 11:10 A.M. on 12-12-18 that led to the arrest of a Sheldon man. Police were called to a local business at 10:38 A.M. after a report of a man that had come to the business and tried to pass a counterfeit Chinese $20 bill. Once the man was confronted he fled the business. Police were then called to another local business and were again told the man had tried to pass a counterfeit Chinese $20 before fleeing the business. Police then located the vehicle at another local business and then were able to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, and were able to locate the counterfeit Chinese $20 bill. Police later were contacted by an Indiana man who had accepted another counterfeit Chinese $20 bill from the man. James E Koch, 51 Sheldon was arrested and was charged with 3 counts of forgery. Koch was transported to the Iroquois County jail. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a civil disturbance in the 200 block of E Hickory at 3:36 P.M. on 12-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 600 block of Virginia at 6:44

P.M. on 12-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 1700 block of E Walnut at 6:54 P.M. on 12-12-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a domestic in the 1000 block of W Smith at 10:39 P.M. on 12-12-18.

Watseka Police cited Christopher M Novak, 23 Danforth for disobeying a stop sign. Novak posted bond and was released.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 800 block of W Iroquois at 4:27 A.M. on 12-13-18.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/11/18

Watseka Police cited Robyn M Krause, 26 Watseka for driving while license uspended and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle at 11:51 A.M. on 12-08-

watseka Police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Rt 24 at 11:15 A.M. n 12-09-18.

watseka Police responded to a child custody matter at the Watseka Police epartment at 11:39 A.M. on 12-09-18.

atseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 200 block of Brianna Dr at

P.M. on 12-09-18.

watseka Police arrested Andy E Leppard, 38 Wellington at Walmart on 12-09-18 t 1:56 P.M. for felony retail theft. Leppard was transported to the Iroquois ounty jail.

watseka Police responded to a report of loud music in the 200 block of N Second t 1:51 P.M. on 12-09-18.

watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 400 block of W Walnut at 3:03 .M. on 12-09-18.

watseka Police responded to a report of criminal trespass to residence at 4:32 .M. on 12-09-18 that led to the arrests of two Watseka residents. According to olice reports, Nicholas A Seibert, 39 Watseka and Brittany A Kendziorek, 27 watseka were both arrested and charged with criminal trespass to residence.

seibert was also charged with violating an order of protection. Both Seibert and endziorek were transported to the Iroquois County jail.

watseka Police responded to a report of counterfeit money in the 1500 block of E atnut at 6:27 P.M. on 12-09-18.

watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 200 block of E Mulberry at A.M. on 12-10-18.

 

watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of E airman at 8:04 A.M. on 12-10-18. Police later located the vehicle in the same lock after it had been moved to a different location.

watseka Police responded to a report of fraud at the Watseka Police Department t 8:10 A.M. on 12-10-18.

watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 100 block of E Creekside Ct t 9:57 A.M. on 12-10-18.

watseka Police responded to a report of counterfeit money in the 100 block of E alnut at 10:00 A.M. on 12-10-18.

watseka Police responded to a vehicle complaint in the 100 block of N Second at

P.M. on 12-10-18.

watseka Police cited Mark A Bretzman, 56 Watseka with a city ordinance iolation for inoperable/abandoned vehicle on 12-08-18. atseka Police cited Conner F Wallace, 26 Watseka with a city ordinance iolation for inoperable/abandoned vehicle on 12-09-18.

atseka Police cited Kathy I Kessinger, 65 Watseka with a city ordinance violation or inoperable/abandoned vehicle on 12-09-18. atseka Police cited Barbara S Turner, 53 Watseka with a city ordinance violation or inoperable/abandoned vehicle on 12-09-18.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/11/18

Arrests

On December 8th , 2018, Joshua Sauberli, age 25, of Watseka, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to serve a one weekend sentence for driving under the influence.

On December 9th , 2018, Gilman Police arrested Scott A. Harrison, age 53, of Bourbonnais. According to police reports, Harrison was charged with driving while license revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, and improper use of registration. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On December 9th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Benjamin D. Gentry, age 22, of Gilman. According to police reports, Gentry was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

Accidents

On December 9th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 500 block of Prairie Lane in Cissna Park, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Susan A. Walden age 72 of Cissna Park was turning left into a private drive. Walder was blinded by the sunlight and struck a vehicle driven by Elaine V. Edwards, age 75, of Cissna Park. Minor injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On December 10th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 800 E. and 600 N. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by David R. Hanson, age 52, of Chebanse, was traveling north on 800 E. and failed to notice the jog in the road due to the dense fog. Hanson made a sharp left turn and the vehicle overtumed onto its side. Minor injuries

 

were reported and no citations were issued.

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Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Kreyshawn M. Walls, 22, of Urbana for Possession of Cannabis more than 100 Grams; Donna L. Hedditch, 65, of Bourbonnais for DUI; and Ryan J. Gray, 33, of Kankakee for DUI.

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:07 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 southbound at milepost 293.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Kreyshawn Walls.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 171 grams of cannabis.  Walls was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Walls was charged with Possession of Cannabis more than 100 Grams but not more than 500 Grams. 
 
On December 5, 2018 at approximately 4:34 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a hit and run crash on Route 50 at 6000 N Road in Kankakee County.  A Bradley Police Officer located the at fault driver, Donna Hedditch.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with Hedditch.  Hedditch showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Hedditch was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Hedditch was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, no valid driver’s license, and illegal transportation of alcohol. 
 
On December 6, 2018 at approximately 12:41 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the roadway and fail to signal when changing lanes on Route 50 at Armour Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Ryan Gray.  Gray showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Gray was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Gray was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for improper lane usage and failure to signal when changing lanes. 

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Watseka Police Department News 12/7/18

Watseka Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 400 block of W Walnut at 7:52 A.M. on 12-06-18, According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Blanca Cruz-Jimenez, 18 Watseka was Eastbound on Rt 24 when she began breaking for stopped traffic but was unable to stop, striking a vehicle driven by Danielle M Weilert, 31 Taylorville, Damage was estimated at under $1,500. Weilert was transported to IMH for non-life threatening injuries. No citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a parking complaint In the 200 block of Clarence Ave at 8:47 A.M. on 12-06-18,

Watseka Police responded to a child custody matter in the 200 block of N Brianna at 10:52 A.M. on 12-06-18,

Watseka Police responded to a violation of an order of protection in the 307 E Jefferson at 11:47 A.M. on 12-06-18.

Watseka Police responded to a public complaint in the 100 block of W Mulberry at 12:28 P.M. on 12-06-18,

Watseka Police issued a city citation for inoperable/abandoned vehicle to Delsie G Lease, 68 Watseka on 12-06-18,

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Watseka Police Department News 12/6/18

Watseka Police responded to a report of garbage In the roadway In the 100 block of N Veteran's Parkway at 8:51 A,M, on 12-04-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a stolen dog in the 500 block of E Oak at 4:30 P.M. on 12-04-18. Police later located the dog and it was returned to its owner.

Watseka Police responded to a parking complaint jn the 500 block of E Oak at 5:16 P.M. on 12-04-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 500 block of S Third at 8:22 P.M. on 12-04-18.

Watseka Police responded to a fight call in the 500 block of E Oak at 10:02 P.M. on 12-04-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 200 block of W Walnut at 4:25 AM. on 12-05-18.

Watseka Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the 400 block of S Fourth at

8:19 A.M. on 12-05-18. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Hilda R Barnett, 40 Watseka was breaking for an upcoming stop sign when she lost control Of her vehicle on the ice, striking a telephone pole. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Clarence Ave at 1:35 P.M. on 12-0518.

Watseka Police responded to a civil disturbance In the 200 block of E Hickory at 3:54 P.M. on 12-05-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a found wallet in the 600 block of S Third at 4:08 P.M. on 12-05-18.

 

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary in the 200 block of E Hickory at 9:46 P.M. on 12-05-18.

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ISP Arrests DUI Arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest Jamario D. Brown, 22, of Park Forest for Possession of Cannabis more than 500 grams; Jeffrey M. Read, 39, of Piper City for DUI; Justin M. Peterson, 38, of Kankakee for DUI; Trinidad Gaytan-Almanza, 35, of Kankakee for DUI; Corey S. Blackmon-Williams, 18, of Chicago for Forgery; Stanjamal D. Bobo, 29, of Pembroke Township for DUI; and Lavelle D. Franklin, 37, of Kankakee for DUI. 
 
On November 28, 2018 at approximately 5:17 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle with no tail lights activated and speeding on I-57 southbound at milepost 304.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jamario Brown.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed 603.9 grams of cannabis.  Brown was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Brown was charged with Possession of Cannabis more than 500 Grams but not more than 2,000 Grams and Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis more than 500 Grams but not more than 2,000 Grams.  Brown was also issued citations for speeding and improper lighting.   
 
On November 28, 2018 at approximately 10:10 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 45 at 1600N in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Jeffrey Read.  Read showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Read was transported to Iroquois Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained from the crash.  Read was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage. 
 
On November 29, 2018 at approximately 1:43 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a hit and run crash on Route 17 at 500N in Kankakee County.  A Kankakee County Deputy located the at fault driver, Justin Peterson.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with Peterson.  Peterson showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Peterson was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Peterson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol 
and issued citations for leaving the scene of a crash, no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and driving with expired license plates. 
 
On November 29, 2018 at approximately 9:50 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 5500E Road.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Trinidad Gaytan-Almanza.  Gaytan-Almanza showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Gaytan-Almanza was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Gaytan-Almanza was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On December 1, 2018 at approximately 4:26 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to the Love’s Truck Stop on Route 45/52 in Kankakee for a report of credit card fraud.  The trooper arrived and spoke with the suspect, Corey Blackmon-Williams.  The trooper was advised that Blackmon-Williams attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to pay for a tow bill.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed two fraudulent checks and a fraudulent driver’s license.  Blackmon-Williams was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Blackmon-Williams was charged with Forgery, Credit Card Fraud, and Possession of a Fraudulent Driver’s License.   
 
On December 1, 2018 at approximately 11:40 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper witnessed a vehicle drive off the roadway and into the ditch on 1300 E at 1750 S Road in Kankakee County.  The vehicle then drove out of the ditch and was traveling at a high rate of speed.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Stanjamal Bobo.  Bobo showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Bobo was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Bobo was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and failure to carry driver’s license on person while operating a motor vehicle. 
 
On December 2, 2018 at approximately 12:39 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Kankakee County.  The trooper observed a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of I-57 at mile post 314.  The trooper approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Lavelle Franklin.  Franklin showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Franklin was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Franklin was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of alcohol. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 12/6/18

On December 4th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co.

Rd. 200 N, near Co. Rd, 170 E. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Lisa Lewis, age 34, of Champaign, IL, was traveling westbound on Co- Rd- 200 N. when it slide out of control on the ice covered roadway and struck some guardrail. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On December 5th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co.

Rd. 2200 E. near Co, Rd. 2200 N. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Debbie J. Caisel age 55, of St. Anne, IL. was traveling southbound on Co. Rd. 2200 E. when she lost control on the ice/snow covered roadway causing the vehicle to enter the ditch and roll. The vehicle then struck at tree before coming to rest on the driver's side of the vehicle. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages, Caise was transported to Riverside for treatment and no citations were issued.

On December 5th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co, Rd. 2200 E. near Co. Rd. 2000 N. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Christal L. Hubbard, age 29, of St. Anne, IL. was traveling southbound on Co. Rd. 2200 E. when she lost control on the ice/snow covered roadway causing the vehicle to enter the ditch striking the embankment, The vehicle then struck several small trees before coming to rest. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On December 5th , 2018, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co.

Rd. 2200 E. near Co. Rd. 2100 N. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Bruce E. Martell, age 56, of Beaverville, IL. was traveling southbound on Co. Rd. 2200 E. when he lost control on the ice/snow covered roadway causing the vehicle to enter the ditch and strike the embankment. The vehicle sustained over $1500 in damages, Martell was transported to IMH for treatment and no citations were issued.

On December 5th, 2018, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police returned from Kankakee County Jail with Amanda Collins, age 35, of Clifton, IL. According to Police reports, Collins was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with other amount schedule Ill, Collins remains in Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

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Watseka Police Department News 12/4/18

Watseka Police responded to a call of a suspicious person in the 300 block of E Jefferson at 10:40 A.M. on 11-30-18.

Watseka Pojice responded to a domestic in the 200 block of S Third at 1:21 P.M. on 11-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an animal complaint in the 300 block of N Fourth at 2:59 P.M. on 11-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 800 block of W Lafayette at 7:13 P.M. on 11-30-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of stalking In the 500 block of E Oak at 10:00 P.M. on 11-30-18.

Watseka Police responded to a burglary in progress In the 500 block of S Third at

1:27 A.M. on 11-30-18 that led to the arrest of a Watseka woman, According to Police reports, Riley M Walters, 23 Watseka entered a private residence and began taking food items out of the cabinets. Waiters then went to an upstairs bedroom and woke an occupant of the residence and asked if she could sleep with her. The occupant then alerted her parents, who in turn dialed 911. Walters was charged with Residential burglary, Possession of methamphetamine and Brining contraband into a penal institution, Walters was transported to the Iroquois County jail,

Watseka Police arrested Tammy T Wolf, 38 Watseka in the 200 block of W Hickory at 11:46 A.M. on 12-0148, Wolf was wanted on a Vermillion County warrant charging her with fa!lure to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended. Wolf was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 300 block of S Yount at 12:26 PYM. on 1>01-18.

Watsetca Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of N Jefferson at 12:30 P.M. on 12-01-18,

                                                                                                                                        

Watseka Police responded to a report of a theft in the 400 block of CIPS St at 1:55

P.M. on 12-01-18,

Watseka Police responded to a theft in the 100 block of W Oak at 3:53 P.M. on 12-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to an animal complaint in the 600 block of S Second at 5:06 P.M. on 12-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a disabled vehicle in the 100 block of S Belmont at 8:49 P.M. on 12-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of W Park Ave at 9:21 P.M. on 12-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of N Jefferson at 11:32 P.M. on 12-01-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a vehicle complaint in the 100 block of N Market at 2:30 A.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of N Fourth regarding drug use at 5:50 A.M. on 12-02-18 that resulted in the arrests of two Watseka residents, According to Police reports, when Police arrived at the residence one of the occupants pointed out a plastic bag containing a crystal substance. Police then charged John Peznowski, 40 Watseka and Gloria E Trumann, 53 Watseka with Possession of a controlled substance. Both Peznowski and Trumann were transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a 913. open line in the 100 block of S Belmont at 12:44 P.M. on 12-02-1B.

Watseka Pojice responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N Second at 2:37 P.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to an alarm in the 100 block of W Walnut at 3:56 P.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child custody in the 400 block of N Fifth at 6:22 P.M. on 12-02-18.

 

 

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of N Market at 6:31 P.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of harassment in the 200 block of Hubbard Ct at 8:53 P.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of N Fourth at 10:42 P.M. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unruly patient in the 200 block of E Fairman at 12:33 A.M. on 12-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic In the SOO block of N Fourth at 11:51

P.M. on 12-02-18 that led to the arrest of a Watseka man. Christopher D Gray, 29 Watseka was arrested and charged with Domestic battery. Gray was transported to the Iroquo{s County jail,

Watseka Poiice responded to a call of a suspicious person in the 900 block of S Fourth at 11:56 RM. on 12-02-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of N Fourth at 12:44 A.M. on 12-03-18,

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 200 block of N Fourth at 12:58 A.M. on 12-03-18.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person In the 200 block of N Fourth at 1:26 A.M. on 12-03-18,

Watseka Police arrested Matthew M Minard, 22 Milford in the 500 block of S Second at 2:07 A.M. on 12-03-18. Minard was charged with driving while license revoked and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Minard was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

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