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WIQI News Archives for 2022-11

Iroquois county police news 11/22/22

On November 14th, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Octavio J. Alejandre, age 36, of Watseka. According to police reports, Alejandre was wanted on an outstanding Iroquois County warrant charging him with theft and petition to revoke probation. In addition, Alejandre was wanted on an outstanding Fugitive from Justice warrant out of Texas. Alejandre was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains In lieu of bond.

 

On November 14th, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Andrew W. Stover, age 28, of Buckley. According to police reports, Stover was charged with 3 counts of fraudulent use of electronic devices. Stover was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

 

On November 17th, 2022, Joshua L. Luening was arrested at the Iroquois County Courthouse on an Iroquois County warrant for driving on a revoked license and possession of methamphetamines under 5 grams. Luening was taken to the Iroquois County Jail. Luening posted the required bond and was released.

 

On November 18th, 2022, Aaron M. Vice, age 33, of Danville was arrested at the Iroquois County Courthouse on an Iroquois County warrant for theft. Vice was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.

 

On November 8th, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred on County Rd 2500 E at approx. 1520 N. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Cierra L. McDivitt, age 23, of Milford, was southbound on 2500 E when a deer entered the roadway The vehicle struck the deer causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

On November 8th, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs deer accident that occurred on County Rd 3200 N approx. a half mile east of County Rd 300 E. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Barbara J. Boudreau, age 70, of rural Chebanse was eastbound on 3200 N when a deer entered the roadway. The vehicle struck the deer and caused over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

 

On November 10th, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a hit and run accident at the Clifton Nash Middle School parking lot. According to police reports, an unknown vehicle backed into a parked and unoccupied Volkswagen Jetta owned by Joshua A. Sifrit of rural Chebanse. There was over $1500 in damage caused to the rear driver’s side of Sifrit’s vehicle. There is no further information at this time and it is still under investigation.

 

 

On November 17th, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred on County Rd 200 N at approx. 158 E. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by James W. Flessner, age 416, of Loda was westbound on 200 N when a deer entered the roadway. The vehicle struck the deer causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

KANKAKEE AREA METROPOLITAN ENFORCEMENT GROUP AGENTS MAKE COCAINE AND METH ARREST

 - On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) Agents, assisted by the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force and Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 32-year-old Armando Huesca-Navarro of Kankakee, IL, following a search warrant at his residence in the 1100 block of E. Maple Street, Kankakee, in conjunction with an ongoing narcotics investigation. The search warrant execution resulted in the seizure of one loaded handgun, nearly 250 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, more than 60 grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and United States Currency. Huesca-Navarro has been initially charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver within 500 feet of a Park, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (15- 100g) with Intent to Deliver within 500 feet of a Park, Possession of a Weapon/No FOID, and Possession of Ammunition/No FOID. Huesca-Navarro was transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center (Kankakee County). KAMEG reminds the public to call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710 to report non-emergency information about drug dealing and gang problems. We recognize our partnership with the public is important for quality of life issues for our citizens and children. KAMEG is comprised of personnel from the Illinois State Police, Bradley Police Department, Bourbonnais Police Department, Kankakee Police Department, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Iroquois county police news 11/11/22

 

On October 31, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Pamela Lowe, age 36, of Watseka. According to police reports, Lowe was wanted on a Macon County warrant for failure to appear on a retail theft charge. Lowe was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

On October 31, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Christian Smith, age 36, of Wellington. According to police reports, Smith was charged with violation of an order of protection. Smith was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On November 1, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Kelly Wilson, age 49, of Watseka. According to police reports. Wilson was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge. Wilson was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On November 1, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Christopher Hollis, age 25, of Milford. Hollis was transported to the Iroquois County Jell to serve a sentence at ILDOC for possession of methemphetamines under 5 grams.

On November 2, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Brett A. Canada, age 43, of Watseka. According to police reports, Canada was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for possession of methamphetamines. Canada was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

On November 3, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Sandy Zarate, age 25, of Cissna Park. According to police reports, Zarate was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a theft under $500 charge. Zarate was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she posted the required bond and was released.

On November 3, 2022, Jessica Long, age 39, of Watseka turned herself in to the Iroquois County Jail on an Iroquois County warrant for a probation violation. Long posted the required bond and was released.

On November 4, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Jordan A. Langston, age 26, of Watseka. According to police reports, Langston was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear for driving while license revoked.

Accidents:

On October 2, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Investigated a two-vehicle accident in the 900 block of S. Crescent St. in Gilman. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Frances J. Horn, age 49. of Gilman was northbound on S. Crescent St. A vehicle being driven by Susan M. Wilson, age 67, of Loda, was following behind Horn. Horn came to a stop for truck traffic corning out of Cargill when Wilson failed to reduce speed, striking the rear of Horn’s vehicle with the front of her own. Minor injuries were reported by both parties. There was over $1500 in damage to both vehicles. Wilson was issued a citation for driving an uninsured vehicle. Gilman Fire and Riverside EMS also responded end assisted with the scene.

On November 2, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police investigated a single vehicle accident on the west county line at the intersection of County Rd 2200 N. A vehicle being driven by Amy N. Taylor, age 30, of Ashkum, was westbound on 2200 N and failed to negotiate the curve at the west county line. Taylor than left the scene and was later treated for serious injuries at Riverside Hospital. Taylor was issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while license revoked.

TWO IN CUSODY AFTER ATTEMPTING TO FLEE POLICE

After fleeing police on Nov. 6, a Watseka man and a Sheldon man were arrested by Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police.

According to police reports, deputies arrested Christian D.L. Jackson, 19, Watseka, and Todd M. Paine Jr., 19, of Sheldon. They were taken into custody after a traffic stop was conducted of a vehicle that initially attempted to flee from police at a high rate of speed.

Upon getting the vehicle to stop, deputies approached and discovered Jackson to be the driver and Paine Jr., the front seat passenger.

The odor of alcohol was detected and after an investigation both men were placed into custody for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

In addition, Jackson was a charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer, operating a vehicle with no valid driver’s license, and speeding. Paine Jr., was additionally charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded pistol was discovered concealed on his person.

Both were transported to the Iroquois County Jail in lieu of bond.

Phone lines down for the Iroquois County Sheriff's Department and Jail

The following phone lines for the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department and Jail are not presently working: 815-432-6992 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Main 815-432-6993 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Main 815-432-6996 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Main Fax 815-432-6970 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Jail 815-432-7226 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Jail Fax 815-432-6971 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Investigations 815-432-7463 Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers If you need to contact any of the above departments, please call the Iroquois County Dispatch non emergency phone number 815-432-4918 The outage could last through the weekend and into the next week. The public will be updated on the status of the phone lines via news release to the media, the Iroquois County Website https://iroquoiscountyil.gov/ and on the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

Newton County Sheriff's Office conducted traffic blitz

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office conducted two traffic blitz, one in September and one in October.  The focus was crash reduction efforts.  Speed, following too closely, distracted driving (hands free) and improper lane use were a few of the focus violations.

 

Members of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Reserves, Kentland Police Dept, Brook Police Dept and Drug Task Force worked together during these two, 4 hours blitz periods.  Results were as follows:

 

8 hours

220 vehicles stopped

110 traffic citations

141 written warnings

21 criminal charges ranging from OWI, drug possession, reckless driving and suspended license.

 

We wish to extend a special thank you to the Newton County Communications Dispatchers for the detailed and professional job they did during this time.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorist to slow down in the construction zones and if you must use a cell phone, use the hands free option while driving.

KAMEG ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS FROM DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), the Pledge for Life Partnership, State Representative Jackie Haas, Senator Patrick Joyce, the Kankakee County Health Department, Riverside Healthcare and local Law Enforcement partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the National Prescription Take Back Day at the Northfield Square Mall.  KAMEG Director Clay Wolfe reported that the event was an overwhelming success with approximately 950 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs turned in for disposal in Kankakee County alone.

 

KAMEG would like to thank area residents for their continued support and for assisting in the event to make our communities safer.

 

KAMEG reminds the public to call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710 to report non-emergency information about drug dealing and gang problems.  We recognize our partnership with the public is important for quality of life issues for our citizens and children.

 

KAMEG is comprised of personnel from the Bradley, Bourbonnais, and Kankakee Police Departments, as well as the Illinois State Police, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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