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Watseka Police Department News

Watseka Police investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 100 block of East Cheery at 4:43 p.m. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Robert C. Netzband, 20, Gilman, stopped for a stop sign and then continued through the intersection, striking a vehicle driven by Melody A. Lowery, 19, Watseka. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at more than $1,500.


Wateska Police arrested Tompa R. Sears, 44, Watseka, in the 800 block of West Lafayette at 11:59 a.m. Police attempted to stop a vehicle sears was driving, and during this time police observed Sears throwing items out of the window of the vehicle, which they later recovered. Sears was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic needle. Sears was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.


Watseka Police arrested Katina M. Martell, 38, Gilman, in the 400 block of West Walnut at 3:12 p.m. Martell was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with six counts of forgery. Once taken into custody, Martell was found to be in possession of an uncapped hypodermic needle, which she was chard for as well. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

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