Watseka Police arrested Tonya Edwards, 44, Hoopeston on Dec. 23. According to police reports, Watseka Police responded to a report of a shoplifter at Walmart at 12:02 p.m. after Edwards was observed not scanning all of her items at the self-checkout and stopped after attempting to exit the store. She posted the proper bond and was released.
Watseka Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Walnut and Laird Ln. at 3:55 p.m. on Dec. 23. According to police reports, a 2004 Chrysler, operated by Charles Knighten, Gilman, was southbound on Laird Ln. and pulled into the path of a westbound 2011 Chevy operated by Vickie Giles of Ashkum. Giles was unable to avoid the Knighten vehicle and they collided. Giles was transported by Riverside EMS to IMH ER for minor injuries. Knighten was cited for failing to yield at an intersection. Damage was estimated at over $1500 to both vehicles and Watseka Fire assisted police at the scene.