WIQI News Archives for 2019-09

Watseka Police Department News 09/27/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary to motor vehicle in the 100 block of E North at 9:06 A.M. on 09-24-19.


Watseka Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 100 block of E Walnut at 10:24 A.M. on 09-24-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Howard L Wheeler, 75 Watseka was stopped at the traffic tight when he began to make a right hand turn. As Wheeler began to turn he did not see a pedestrian and his child in the crosswalk, causing Wheeler to strike them. The pedestrian and his child were treated on scene for minor injuries by Riverside EMS. Wheeler was issued a citation for Failure to yield right of way at a crosswalk, Wheeler posted bond and was released.


Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of N Fifth at 11:40 A.M. on 09-24-19.


Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood problem in the 400 block of N Market at 12:56 P.M. on 09-24-19.


Watseka Police responded to a verbal altercation in the 400 block of W Walnut at 2:33 P.M. on 09-24-19.

 

Watseka Police cited Stephanie L Robinson, 19 Watseka in the 300 block of W Mulberry at 4:14 A.M. on 09-26-19 for illegal squealing of tires. Robinson posted bond and was released.


Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary to motor vehicle in the 100 block of E Elm at 5:00 P.M. on 09-24-19.


Watseka Police responded to a two vehicle accident in the 200 block of W Cherry at 5:03 P.M. on 09-24-19. According to Police reports, a vehicle driven by Damon W Clements, 46 Watseka was blinded by the sun causing him to sideswipe a golf cart driven by Adam L Spade, 37 Watseka. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.


Watseka Police responded to a report of burglary to motor vehicle in the 500 block of E Ash at 5:33 P.M. on 09-24-19.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 09/27/19

On September 24th, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Misty L. Hagele, age 41, of Watseka. According to police reports, Hagele was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging her with failure to appear for battery. She was aware of her warrant and turned herself into the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.


On September 24th, 2019, Milford Police arrested Kaylynn L. Kruger, age 31, of Rossville. According to police reports, Kruger was charged with retail theft and driving while license revoked. She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

 

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Warrant Service Leads to Drug Arrest

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (9-26-19 8:38AM))

 

On September 24, 2019 at approximately 8:25PM, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Morocco Police Department were serving a warrant on 20 year old Leonard Goetz.

Due to observations made by the officers during the service, a drug investigation was conducted.

 

As a result, three arrests were made.

20 year old Leonard F. Goetz for 2 outstanding Newton County failure to appear warrants (driving while suspended and leaving the scene)

24 year old Austin L. Nelson, on probable cause for possession of Methamphetamine and Neglect of a Dependant.

22 year old Savanna F. Goetz on probable cause for possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependant and Possession of Paraphernalia.

 

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

Assisting agencies: DNR Conservation officer, Drug Task Force, Brook Police, Newton County Dispatch and Newton County Sheriff’s Reserves.

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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Drug Arrest

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE LEADS TO DRUG ARREST-

 

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (9-19-19 8:54 AM)

 

On September 19th, 2019 Officers responded to a residence in Lincoln Township, Newton County in regards to a domestic disturbance and possible suicidal subject.

 

During the course of the investigation officer’s checked the residence for the possible suicidal subject however were unable to locate her inside. A K9 from Indiana DNR was later able to track the subject (who had left the residence on foot) into the woods.   She was found to be unharmed.

 

While in the residence, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and located drug paraphernalia in plain view.  Consent to search was given by the homeowner at which time approximately 1.3 pounds of Psilocybin (Mushrooms) were located in the house, along with an in-active grow operation.

 

28 year old Michael J. McGarrity of Roselawn was arrested on probable cause-

Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Possession of Paraphernalia

 

ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNLESS/UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW

 

Assisting Agencies: Jasper County Sheriff, Indiana DNR, Newton County EMS, Lincoln Twp Fire

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IDVA and IDPH Report Negative Test Results for Legionella at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today announced negative test results for Legionella bacteria at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno (IVHM), where it responded to a single case of Legionnaires’ disease on August 30.

At the time of diagnosis, IVHM confirmed that it was fully implementing its water management plan (WMP) and that the water quality for the facility was within expected parameters. In conjunction with its WMP, IVHM ordered additional water testing of the water service at locations throughout the buildings, and of the cooling tower. All tests taken that day were negative for legionella bacteria.  

“The Manteno Home staff responded swiftly when a single case of Legionnaires’ Disease was identified,” said Linda Chapa LaVia, Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. “These test results show that our water management plan continues to be effective in maintaining water quality throughout the home. We are happy to confirm that all water tests taken at the home came back negative for Legionella bacteria.”

Legionella bacteria occur naturally in the environment. In 2018, Illinois reported 512 cases of Legionnaires’ disease statewide with 285 confirmed to date in 2019. Legionnaires’ Disease is not spread from person to person, but by breathing in small droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria.

On August 30, IVHM notified all residents, family, and staff about the case of Legionnaires disease as soon as it was identified. IVHM implemented steps outlined in its WMP when a case of Legionnaires’ disease is identified at the home, including heat treating fixtures, flushing potable water lines and increasing sampling frequency of water systems.

IDPH assisted IVHM by providing guidance on clinical testing and infection prevention, along with conducting an onsite environmental health assessment to validate the steps implemented under the WMP. IDPH’s water samples were also negative for Legionella bacteria.

IDVA follows its water management plan and CDC recommendations to protect the health and safety of its residents.

All IDVA illness notifications may be found at www.veterans.illinois.gov. For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, please visit www.dph.illinois.gov.

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Illinois State Police District 21 Report 9/17/19

ASHKUM, IL- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 is reporting the arrest of Ezequiel C.
Rico, 40, of Chicago; Stephen Wells, 70, of Kankakee; Guadalupe E. Cruz-Arteaga, 35,
of Momence all for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

 

DUI


On September 11, 2019 at approximately 8:51 P.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling all over the
roadway on I-57 southbound at milepost 314. The trooper stopped the vehicle and
spoke with the driver, Ezequiel Rico. Rico showed signs of alcohol impairment. Rico
was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for processing.
Rico was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for
improper lane usage.


On September 13, 2019 at approximately 12:35 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Kankakee County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling northbound in the
southbound lanes on I-57 southbound at milepost 308. The trooper stopped the vehicle
and spoke with the driver, Stephen Wells. Wells showed signs of alcohol impairment.
Wells was placed under arrest and transported to the Kankakee County Jail for
processing. Wells was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued
citations for driving the wrong way and disobeying a traffic device.


On September 14, 2019 at approximately 12:31 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was on
patrol in Iroquois County. The trooper observed a vehicle traveling at high rate of speed
on I-57 northbound at milepost 278. The trooper stopped the vehicle and spoke with
the driver, Guadalupe Cruz-Arteaga. Cruz-Arteaga showed signs of alcohol
impairment. Cruz-Arteaga was placed under arrest and transported to the Iroquois
County Jail for processing. Cruz-Arteaga was charged with Driving Under the Influence
of Alcohol. Cruz-Arteaga was issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage,
following too closely, no valid driver’s license, failure to carry driver’s license on
person, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/17/19

On September 15th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Jason M. Behrends, age 44, of Ashkum, According to police reports, Jason was charged with Theft over $500. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On September 15th, 2019th Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Matthew M. Hofer, age 36, of Hoopeston, According to police reports, Matthew was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County Warrant, charging him with driving while license revoked. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains jn lieu of bond.

 

On September 15th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriff's Police investigated a single vehicle accident in the parking tot of Friendly Fred's Fuel gas station in Gilman, According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Diana Davis, age 64, wag driving around the outside of the building when she struck a cement pote barrier, No injuries or citations were issued.

 

On September 13th, 2019 Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a three vehicle accident near the intersection of S, 2nd St. and W. Koplin Ave. in Cissna Park. According to police repons William loneecu, age 20, of Lincolnwood {J. was traveling North on S. 2nd St, near the intersection with W. Koplin Ave, when he fell asleep, William would strike a tree awakening him. William would proceed to lose control of his vehicle striking an unoccupied parked vehicle, and the Cissna Park Police Department squad car which was parked but occupied by Ofc. Ken Ward. Ofc. Ken ward would be transported to IMH by Cjssna Park EMS for minor injuries, lonescu WOU!d be issued a citation for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

 

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Fatal Car motorcycle crash in Newton County

On September 14th, 2019 at approximately 6:49 p.m. Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to SR 55, north of 1200N in Thayer, IN for a single motorcycle crash.

 

 Through the course of the investigation it was found that 57 year old Dennis Michael Smolek of Crown Point, Indiana was traveling north bound ST. RD. 55 on his 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle and ran off the road for unknown reasons when exiting the first curve.

 

 Smolek was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana where he succumbed to his injuries. 

 

Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the female driver of a blue sedan that may have witnessed the crash or have more information.  This driver and vehicle were NOT believed to have been involved in the crash.  This driver should contact Deputy Fellmy at 219-474-5661.

 

Assisting agencies: Newton County Dispatch, Newton County EMS, Lincoln Township Fire Department, Indiana State Police, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Coroner.

 

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Watseka Police Department News 9/16/19

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of W Oak at 8:17 A.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N Fourth at 9:24 A.M. on 09„11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of W Hickory at 11:03 A.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 100 block of W Walnut at 11:15 A.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W Park at 3:39 P.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a battery in the 400 block of N Fourth at 7:13 P.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child abuse in the 500 block of N Fourth at 7:16 P.M. on 09-11-19.

Watseka Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the 200 block of W Walnut at 7:46 P.M. on 09-11-19. According to Police reports, a motorcycle driven by Derek A Carlson, 48 Watseka was Westbound on Walnut when he struck a raccoon in the roadway. Carlson was transported to (MH by Riverside ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Damage was estimated at over $1,500. No citations were issued.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 700 block of W Walnut at 1:13 A.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 400 block of S Fourth at 8:48 A.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 300 block of E Locust at 9:05 A.M. on 09-12-19.

 

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 100 block of W Cherry at 10:18 A.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 700 block of E Rosewood at 10:57 A.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child abuse in the 500 block of E Grant at 11:50 A.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a possible DUI in the 400 block of W Walnut at 12:24 P.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of child neglect in the 600 block of N Clarence Ave at 3:36 P.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of N Fourth at 4:01 P.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a report of soliciting in the 200 block of E Ash at 4:07 P.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 500 block of E Lincoln at 8:53 P.M. on 09-12-19.

Watseka Police arrested Eric L Norris, 41 Watseka in the 100 block of W Walnut at 9:20 P.M. on 09-12-19. Norris was charged with Disorderly conduct, resisting a police officer and pedestrian under the influence. Norris was transported to the Iroquois County jail.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 300 block of W Victory at 9:36 P.M. on 09-12-19.

 

Watseka Police arrested Cassie N. Arenibar, 30 of Watseka in the Walmart parking iot on 9/13/19 at 11:02 A.M. Arenibar was charged with Possession of hypodermiC needles, She was transported to ICSD jail for processing. She was then also charged with Possession of a controlled substance and Bringing contraband into a penal institution.

  1. Watseka Police assisted with a funeral escort on 9/13/19 at 10:29 A.M.
  2. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. 5th St. on 9/13/19 at 10:35 A.M. for a report of a phone scarm
  3. Watseka Police arrested Roy M. Tykoi Jr., 32 of Watseka on 9/13/19 at 11:03 A.M. in the 500 block of S. 10th St. on an iroquois County warrant charging him with FTA-Theft under $500. He was taken to the ICSD jail where he awaits a court appearance.

5, Watseka Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of E, Walnut St. on 9/13/19 at 1:51 P.M. for a suspicious person.

  1. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Walnut St. on 9/13/19 at 4:30 P.M. for a suspicious person.
  2. Brittany C. Burnside, 31 of Watseka was arrested on 9/13/19 at 4:51 P.M. on 4th Street near E. Walnut St. on an Iroquois County warrant charging her with Retail theft. She was transported to ICSD jail where she later posted bond and was released.
  3. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 200 block of E. Oak St. on 9/13/19 at 5:00 P.M. for possible trespassers.
  4. Watseka Police investigated an accident which occurred on 9/13/19 at

5:26 P.M. in the 1700 block of E. Walnut Street. A vehicle driven by Tarah L. Traynor, 40 of Watseka was stopped at a stop sign, when she was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Jose Barbosa-Martinez, 43 of Gilman. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

      

10.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Western St. on 9/13/19 at 6:19 P.M. to assist DCFS.

11.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Hickory St. on 9/13/19 at 6:46 P.M. for a theft report.

12.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. 6th St. on 9/13/19 at 10:39 P.M. for a barking dog.

13.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/13/19 at 10:40 P.M. on N. 5th St. near E. Oak Street. The driver was released with a verbal warning for having only one headlight illuminated.

14.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/13/19 at 11:07 P.M. on N. 3 rd St. near E. North Street. The driver was released with a verbal waring for having only one headlight illuminated.

 

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 3:12 p.m. the Iroquois County Sheriffs Office investigated a fatal two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Roads 300 E and 2700 N in rural Ashkum, ILA Preliminary reports indicate that a FedEx cargo van being driven by 59 year-old Kayra Medina of Diamond, IL, was traveling westbound on 2700 N when her vehicle was struck in the intersection by an SUV being driven northbound on 300 E by 52 year-old Becki Goldtrap of Clifton, IL. Both vehicles left the roadway and overturned in a beanfield on the northwest corner of the intersection. Riverside EMS, as well as, the Ashkum and Chebanse Fire Depanments responded to the scene, where Ms, Medina vas pronounced dead by Iroquois County Coroner

Bill Cheatum. Ms, Goldtrap, who had to be extricated from her vehicle, was transported from the scene to Riverside Hospital in Kankakee for treatment of her injuries, The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriffs Office and the Iroquois County Coroner's Office,

 

On September I Ith, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kristy L. Gossett, age 34, of

Stockland. According to police reports, Gossett was charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest.

She was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

On September 1 Ith, 2019, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael P. Lovell, age 39, of Sheldon. According to police reports, Lovell was charged with violation of an order of protection. Additionalfy, he was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant for violation of an order of protection. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

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Watseka Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

On September 10th, at approximately 9:50 A.M. the Watseka Police were dispatched to the Farmer's State Bank in reference to an armed robbery that had occurred. Police then canvassed the scene and were unable to locate a suspect. The suspect was described as being a white male, 6'1-6'2 with a slender build, wearing a fake beard and wig. The suspect then displayed a silver handgun and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone having information about the robbery can contact Det Marcott at 815-432-6822. Assisting the Watseka Police Department was the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department, the Illinois State Police and the FBI. This case remains active.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police 9/10/19

On 9/6/19 Police arrested Anthony Morris 31 of Onarga. He was arrested for domestic battery. He was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond. 

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Watseka Police Department News 9/8/19

  1. Watseka Police made a traffic stop on N. 3rd St. near North St. on 9/3/19 at 8:02 A.M. The driver was released with a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.
  2. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 200 biock of N. 5th St. on 9/3/19 at 8:42 A.M. for a report of harassment by internet.
  3. Watseka Police were dispatched to 300 block of W. Victory St. on 9/3/19 at 9:26 A.M. for a welfare check.
  4. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of E. Walnut St. on 9/3/19 at 10:41 A.M. in reference to a stolen purse.

5, Watseka Police were dispatched to the 100 block of W. Oak St. on 9/3/19 at 4:16 P.M. for a report of a wreckless driver.

  1. Watseka Police investigated an accident which occurred on 9/3/19 at 5:28 P.M. in the Warmart parking lot. A vehicle owned by Cathy M. Mitchell of Wellington was parked and unoccupied in the lot, when an unknown vehicle stuck her vehicle, causing damage and then left the scene.
  2. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Locust St. on 9/3/19 at 9:57 P.M. for a possible burglary in progress.
  3. Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/3/19 at 11:39 P.M. on E. Walnut St. near Grant Street. The driver was released with a verbal warning for a lighting violation.
  4. Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/4/19 at 12:15 A.M. on N. 2nd St. near W. North Street. The driver was released with a verbal warning for a lighting violation.

10.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. 2nd St. on 9/4/19 at 8:18 A.M. for a report of harassment by text message.

11.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Veteran's Parkway on 9:57 for a report of fraud.

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12.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. 3 rd St. on 9/4/19 at 3:12 P.M. for a report of a battery.

13.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/4/19 at 4:58 P.M. on N. 2nd St.

near W. Walnut Street. The driver was released with a verbal warning.

14.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 600 block of S, 2nd St. on 9/4/19 at 5:15 P.M. for a report of illegal burning.

15.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 500 block of S. 3 rd St. on 9/4/19 at 6:18 P.M. for a report of a theft.

16.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on W. Park St. near Mulberry St. on 9/4/19 at 7:01 P.M. The driver was released with a verbal warning.

17.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Walnut St. on 9/4/19 at 7:41 P.M. for a fight in progress.

18.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of E. Walnut St. on 9/4/19 at 7:58 P.M. for a report of a theft.

19.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on 9/4/19 at 8:58 P.M. on W. Walnut St, near S. Yount Avenue. The driver was released with a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.

20.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Walnut St. on 9/4/19 at 9:07 P.M. for an activated alarm at a business.

21.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 600 block of E. Mulberry St. on 9/5/19 at 10:51 A.M. for a report of a suspicious person.

22.Watseka Police made contact with a suspicious vehicle in Legion Park on 9/5/19 at 2:49 P.M.

23.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 700 block of E. Locust St. on 9/5/19 at 3:29 P.M. for a report of a phone scam.

24.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 500 block of S. 5th St. on 9/4/19 at 3:30 P.M. for a report of a vehicle passing a school bus white loading.

25.Watseka Police made contact with a subject in the 200 block of W. North St. on 9/5/19 at 3:41 P.M. for an ordinance violation. They were released with a verbal warning.

26. Watseka Police were dispatched to the 800 block of N. Virginia St. on 9/5/19 at 6:03 P.M. for a dispute over child custody.

27.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Walnut St, on

                                                   6:07        for a report of a stolen bicycle.

28.Joshua J. Fiala, 30 of Hoopeston was arrested on 9/5/19 at 7:00 P.M. for Retail Theft under $300, after Police were dispatched to Walmart for a shoplifter. He was transported to ICSD jail where he later posted bond and was released.

29.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 300 block of W. North St. on 9/5/19 at 7:53 P.M. for a report of a missing person.

30.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 110 block of W. North St. on 9/5/19 at 8:04 P.M. for a report of an unwanted person.

31.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Walnut St. on 9/5/19 at 9:16 P.M. for a report of a theft from a business.

32.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 600 block of S. 3 rd St. on 9/6/19 at 8:17 A.M. for a report of a missing person.

33.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Park Av. on 9/6/19 at 9:14 A.M. for a report of a stolen bicycle.

34.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Mulberry St. on 9/6/19 at 11:23 A.M. for a report of possible animal abuse.

35.Watseka Police assisted with a funeral escort through downtown Watseka on 9/6/19 at 11:27 A.M.

36.Watseka Police assisted with the scene of a fire at a business in the 600 block of E. Walnut St. on 9/6/19 at 12:04 P.M.

37.Watseka Police made a traffic stop on E. Mulberry St. near S. 3rd St. on 9/6/19 at 3:09 P.M. The driver was released with a verbal warning for using a cell phone.

38.Watseka Police were dispatched to the area of the east junction of Route 1 and Route 24 on 9/6/19 at 3:53 P.M. for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

39.Watseka Police were dispatched to the 600 block of S. 3 rd St. on 9/6/19 at 6:38 P.M. in reference to a child custody matter.

40.Randy D. Sheppard, 40 of Iroquois was arrested on 9/6/19 at 7:14 P.M. for Retail Theft under $300, after Police were dispatched to Watmart in reference to a shoplifter. He was transported to ICSD jail where he later posted bond and was released.

41.Watseka Police came across a vehicle in the 400 block of S. 3 rd St. on

                                                   3:45        with one of it's doors standing open. They were able

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Deadline to pay the second installment of real estate taxes

County Treasurer, Kurt Albers, announced that the deadline to pay the second installment of real estate taxes without penalty is Monday, September 16, 2019.  After that date, 1 ½ percent interest on all property must be added to the 2nd installment each month it remains unpaid according to the Illinois State Statutes.  The interest rate on the first installment will be 4 ½ percent after September 16, 2019. 

 

The Treasurer’s Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To avoid waiting in line, you may also pay by mail or at any bank in the county.  If the postmark reads September 16, 2019, the payment will not be late.  There is also a drop box on the south side of the Administrative Center near the 911 Center.  

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