WIQI News Archives for 2019-05

Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/30/19

On May 29th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Larry J. Smith, age 41, of Kankakee, IL. According to police reports, Smith was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for possession of burglary toots. Smith was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond,

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/29/19

On May 28th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Tyshawn M. Cole, age 22, of Kankakee, IL, According to police reports, Cole was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for aggravated fleeing. Cole was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/28/19

On May 26th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Angela Morgan, age 33, of Watseka. According to police reports, Morgan was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for contempt of COUlt. She was aware of her warrant and turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

On May 26th, 2019, Sheldon Police arrested Karen A. Coffey, age 51, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Coffey was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with fajiure to appear for driving while license revoked. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

       
   
 





OMay 26th, 20191 Sheldon Police arrested Isaigh A. Allen, age 21, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Allen was charged with assault and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On May 26th, 2019, Sheldon Police arrested Makala J. Carter, age 20, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Carter was charged with domestic battery. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released,

 

On May 23rd , 2019, Gilman Police arrested Daniel L. Taylor, age 49, of Gilman. According to police reports, Taylor was charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a domestic. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

Accidents

On May 22 nd , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of N. Walnut and W. Grant St, in Onarga. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by

Michelle A. Yager, age 31, of Crescent City was traveling east on W. Grant St. and failed to yield at the marked intersection. Yager proceeded through the intersection and struck a south bound vehicle driven by Darin S, Zachgot age 55, of Onarga. Yager was cited for driving while license suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and disobeying a yield sign. No injuries were reported.

 

On May 23rd , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 500 block of N. Second St. in Cissna Park. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Jermaine Glasper, age 51, of Chicago was negotiating a curve onto N. Second street and drifted off the road way. Glasper struck a legally parked vehicle on the west side of the roadway. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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Storm Damage Update

Power outages caused by storms on 23rd May 2019 have been mostly restored. One Ameren and one hundred thirty-six Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative customers are without power. Utility companies are working to restore these outages. 
 
Lutheran Church Charities is planning to deploying chainsaw crews on Saturday, weather permitting. 
 
A reminder to the public to throw out spoiled food. Refrigerated food needs to stay at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. If it goes above 41 degrees, throw it out. 
 
All roads previous closed are now open. There may still be tree debris on some back roads, so be careful. 
 
Finally, in light of high school graduations, all people are reminded to drive safely and responsibly. Congratulations, graduates! 
 
 

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Motorcycle Crash in Newton County

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (5-23-19 0815AM)

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:16 PM, emergency personnel responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on CR 400S near CR 600W (west of Morocco).

The preliminary investigation by Newton County Sheriff’s Office indicated the motorcycle, driven by a 59 year old Monticello, IN man, was traveling westbound on CR 400S when a deer entered the roadway.  The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the collision and struck the deer. 

The driver was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting agencies: Morocco Fire Dept and Newton County EMS 

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WARMER WEATHER = CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY

A few reminders to help you enjoy your summer-

More people will be moving around during the warmer nights, simply locking your car doors and keeping valuables out of sight may prevent someone from tugging on your door and gaining access.   Maybe you’re only 100 feet from your car while watching your kid’s baseball game but left the doors unlocked or windows down……..#removekeyslockdoors

Same for your home, locking your doors while you make that “quick trip” for a few minutes could make a huge difference.

Divided attention visitors- It happens every year.  You are working in your yard and someone stops by with some story or sales pitch to distract you while another person goes in your home to grab whatever they can as quickly as they can.  Be aware!

Tools left out- That new chainsaw, push mower or maybe a dirt bike is a prime target for someone driving around looking for something quick and easy.  Prevent the yard bandits!

On-line sales-  Reminder, you are welcome to use the Sheriff’s Dept parking lot for a meeting place to prevent an unknown person coming to your home address.

Telephone scams are endless- car warranty, social security number has been suspended, Power Company or IRS calls.  Don’t blindly believe that call you get.  Check it out before sending money.  If anyone ask you to get gift cards as payment………………RED FLAG!

Any active incident should be reported to 9-1-1 immediately.  Provide as much information as possible; suspect’s physical description, details and plate number of suspect’s vehicle.

 


Captain S. L. Cothran, Chief Deputy
Newton County Sheriff's Office
219-474-6081  extension 3102
#roomtoworknc

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/21/19

Arrests

On May 19th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested Jesse K. Calvillo, age 19, of Mishawaka, IN. According to police reports, Calvillo was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with criminal damage to property. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On May 19th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested James F. Koch, age 51, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Koch was wanted on two outstanding Iroquois County warrants charging him with theft and deceptive practice. In addition to the two warrants, Koch was also charged with escape. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On May 18th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Madison LeClairt age 24, of Milford, According to police reports, LeCIair was charged with violation of an order of protection, LeClair was also discovered to have an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for violation of an order of protection. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

On May 17th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Neil J, McClanahan, age 42, of Thawville, According to police reports, McClanahan was charged with domestic battery. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On May 16th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Matthew S. Brown, age 29, of Beaverville. According to police reports, Brown was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with driving with no valid driver's license. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

Accidents

On May 16th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a two vehicle accident at the intersection of N- Grove and E. Frederick St- in Milford, According to police reports, a vehicle driven 

by Destiny M. Swaive, age 20, of Milford was traveling north on N. Grove and failed to stop at the marked intersection. Swalve proceeded into the intersection and struck an eastbound vehicle driven by a 16 year old juvenile. No injuries were reported and Swalve was cited for disobeying a stop sign

 

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On May 16th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on Co. Rd. 1200 N. near 2825 E. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Alexis J. Wood, age 21 , was traveling westbound on 1200 N. when she lost control on the gravel roadway, Wood entered the south ditch and overturned. Wood was treated for minor injuries and no citations were issued,

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Fatal Car Crash in Iroquois County


 WHAT:  Fatal Crash 
 
WHERE:   Route 45/52 @ 3400 N (Iroquois County) 
 
WHEN:  Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:37 p.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  2015, Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer    Unit Two:  2013 Peterbilt truck tractor w/ tanker trailer  
DRIVER:  Unit One:  Jesse M. Maya, 26, Dry Ridge, KY    Unit Two:  Robert M. Blessing, 57, Rainesville, AL 
 
PASSENGERS: Unit One:  Esther Maya, 48, Dry Ridge, KY           Raul Maya, 51, Dry Ridge, KY (Deceased) 
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated the Dodge was traveling        eastbound on 3400 N at Route 45/52.  The Semi was traveling     northbound on Route 45/52. The Dodge failed to yield at the stop sign     and entered Route 45/52 into the path of the Semi, causing the Semi    to hit the Dodge.  Occupants of both vehicles were transported to local     hospitals with injuries.  The passenger of the Dodge, Raul Maya,                                    succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Riverside     Hospital.  The roadway was shut down for approximately 90 minutes due     to this incident. 
 
CHARGES:  Jesse M. Maya was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop    intersection. 

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SEMI VS TRACTOR WRECK IN NEWTON COUNTY

On May 16th 2019, 07:35 AM Newton County 911 received a call regarding a two vehicle collision involving a Semi truck and farm tractor, north of CR 1150 N. on US 41 (1/4 mile south of the Kankakee River).
Preliminary investigation determined that a 2017 Mack Semi Truck, driven by a 35 year old male from Orland Park, IL, was traveling northbound US 41 when he failed to slow down or move to the left most lane to avoid a collision with a slow moving farm tractor causing Semi to strike a International Harvester Farmall Model 826 tractor also traveling Northbound US 41.
The Farmall tractor was driven by Daniel John Nelson a 51 year old male from Lake Village, IN.
Mr. Nelson was transported to Riverside Hospital do to his injuries resulting from being ejected from his tractor.
Newton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Newton County EMS, Lake Township FD, Indiana Conservation and Newton County EMA.
Crash remains under investigation. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/16/19

On May 15th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Joseph A, Mezo, age 37, of Martinton, IL. According to police reports, Mezo was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging him with domestic battery and resisting. Mezo was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On May- 1 5th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Tiffany L. Mezol age 26, of Martinton,IL. According to police reports, Mezo was wanted on an outstanding Kankakee County warrant charging her with contempt of court. Mezo was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

 

On Mayl 5th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs returned from Benton Harbor, Michigan with Jessie A. Logan Jr., age 33. According to police reports, Logan was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with unlawful display of title. Logan was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Surveillance Details

 Illinois State Police Zone 3 agents conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement 
(ACE) surveillance at various establishments during the evening hours of Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in 
Kankakee County.  The purpose of these ACE details is to determine which businesses may be selling 
alcoholic beverages to minors (persons under 21 years of age). 
 A total of 24 locations were surveyed in Kankakee and Bourbonnais. Two Kankakee businesses 
were involved in the sale of an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Mini Mart (1860 E. Court St.) employee 
Fleetalyn L. Love, 28, of Kankakee, and Gas N Wash (174 W. Court St.) employee Kimbela N. Jordan, 24, 
also of Kankakee, were arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor to a Minor, a Class A 
Misdemeanor. They were released on a notice to appear in court. 
The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court 
of law. The Illinois State Police commends establishments which do not sell alcohol to minors.  This 
project was funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety. 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/14/18

On May 10th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Cory E. Bork, age 32, of Forrest. According to police reports, Bork was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with violation of an order of protection. Bork was aware of his warrant and turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On May 10th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested George E. Elpers, age 37t of Milford. According to police reports, Elpers was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

 
 

 

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On MayIOth, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's returned from Kankakee County with Angel A Houser, age 38. According to police reports, Houser was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failure to appear for driving while license suspended. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

On May 1 Ith, 2019, Joseph S. Benegas, age 32, of Manteno, turned himself into the Iroquois County Jail to begin a 2 day sentence for battery

On May 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Police arrested David S. Bradley, age 31, According to police reports, Bradley was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with failure to appear for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On May 13th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael Hoekstra, age 21, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Hoekstra was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On May 13th, 2019t Travis Morris, age 23, of Watseka, turned himself into the Iroquois Jail to begin a 10 day sentence for violation of an order of protection,

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/9/19

On May 8th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriff's Department arrested Johan Rabe, age 38, of Crescent City, IL. According to Police reports, Rabe was charged with burglary and theft over $500. Rabe was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

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Semi vs. Passenger Car Crash

WHERE:   Route 17 @ 7845 E.  (Kankakee County) 
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:58 a.m. 
 
VEHICLE:  Unit One:  Unknown    Unit Two:  2009 White Ford Focus    Unit Three:  1999 Blue Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer        DRIVER:  Unit One:  Unknown    Unit Two:  Kawana Johnson, 54, Momence    Unit Three: Garino Garduno, 31, Kankakee 
 
PRELIMINARY:  Preliminary investigation has indicated an unknown vehicle was traveling next to the Ford on Route 17 northbound near 7845 E.   Both units attempted to merge at the same time into one lane, when the unknown vehicle struck the Ford on the passenger side.  The unknown vehicle did not stop.  The Ford then went into the southbound lane and into the path of the Semi.  The Semi struck the Ford head on.  The driver of the Ford was extricated and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Route 17 was shut down at this location for approximately 3 hours.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 5/8/19

On May 7th, 2019, Tracey L. Turk, age 33, of Watseka, IL. turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail. Turk was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for battery. Turk later posted the required bond and was released.

 

On May 7th , 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Co. Rd. 500 N and Co, Rd. 1900 E. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Layton G. Seggebruch, age 58, of Onarga, IL. was traveling eastbound on Co, Rd. 500 N when he became distracted and drifted into the south ditch and struck a culvert, The vehicle then rolled over two and half times before coming to rest on it's roof. Seggebruch was transpofted to Carle Hospital for injures. No citations were issued-

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SHOTS FIRED IN NEWTON COUNTY

 

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of shots fired.

This morning (5-6-19) 11:00AM a motorist was near CR 400S (old SR 114) and CR 600W when a newer red Ford pickup, occupied by two black males (estimated to be in their 20’s-30’s) was soon behind him.  The occupants in the Ford waved for the motorist to pull over and displayed a black handgun.  The motorist accelerated to flee; shots were fired from the Ford striking the motorist vehicle 3 times.  No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 219-474-5661 or our TIP LINE 219-234-7014.  Any active incidents should be reported to 9-1-1 immediately.

All suspects are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Watseka Police Department News 5/3/19

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of E. Walnut at 6:49 am. A written warning for a stop sign violation was issued.

Police responded to a 911 hang up in the 1400 block of E. Walnut St. at 8:15 am.

Police took a report of a stolen bicycle in the 300 block of W. Victory at 9:12 am.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Kay and Ash at 9:50 am. Cited for Driving While License Suspended was Michael Malone, 78, Watseka. He posted bond and was released,

Police responded to the 400 block of E. Walnut to remove an unwanted subject at 11:38 am.

Police responded to a suspicious person in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 11:54 am.

Police responded to the 100 block of Lakeview court for a domestic dispute at 3:15 pm.

Police arrested Brett Dirks, 25, Watseka in the area of %th and Hickory at 4:16 pm on an outstanding Iroquois Couoty warrant charging him with failure to appear on a DUI charge. He was transported to the County Jail.

Police responded to a criminal damage to property incident in the 400 block of E. Mulberry at 6:37 pm.

Police responded to the west side boat ramp at 6:40 pm for a found hypodermic needle. Police responded to the 100 block of Lakeview CT. for a domestic disturbance at 9:49 pm.

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Police responded to the 500 block of E. Locust at 8:02 am for a found bicycle.

Police conducted a traffic stop on US 24 at the east city limits at 6:56 pm. A verbal warning for expired registration was given.

Police responded to the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 8:28 pm for a subject urinating in public.

Police responded to the 300 block of S. Yount at 8:45 for an out of control juvenile.

Police responded to the 700 block of E. Raymond road for a suspicious person at 10:00 pm.

Police responded to the 300 block of E. Ash at 10:22 pm for a theft.

Police conducted a traffic stop at main and Jefferson at 12:54 am. A verbal warning was given for faulty equipment.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Lafayette, near Madison at 5:11 am. A verbal warning for defective lighting was given.

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ISP Arrests

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Taryn L. Olszewski, 52, of Clifton; Maria J. Lara, 22, of Kankakee; and Cher S. Watson, 40, of Champaign all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.   
 
On April 26, 2019 at approximately 10:23 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 45 at 7000 S.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Taryn Olszewski.  Olszewski showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Olszewski was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.  Olszewski was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Olszewski was also issued citations for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 
 
On April 28, 2019 at approximately 2:57 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 115 at 3500 S Road in Kankakee.  The trooper arrived on scene and spoke with the driver, Maria Lara.  Lara showed signs of alcohol impairment.  Lara was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Lara was also issued citations for improper lane usage, operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.   
 
On April 28, 2019 at approximately 6:32 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on patrol in Iroquois County.  The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed (101 MPH in a 70 MPH zone) on I-57 northbound at milepost 278.  The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Cher Watson.  Watson showed signs for alcohol impairment.  Watson was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Watson was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, and Unlawful Possession of Another’s Identification Card.  Watson was also issued citations for speeding and driving while license suspended/revoked. 

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