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US 41 AND SR10 CRASH, LAKE VILLAGE, IN-

US 41 AND SR10 CRASH, LAKE VILLAGE, IN-

NEWTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (01-26-2023 at 8:56 am)

On January 25th at 12:56pm the Newton County 9-1-1 center received reports of a two vehicle crash on US 41 at SR 10 with bodily injury.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 23 year old Illinois man, driving a tractor/trailer, was traveling southbound at the intersection US 41 and SR 10.  The driver disregarded the stop light, proceeded south, crashing into another tractor/trailer traveling west bound.  The second vehicle was driven by a 52 year old Missouri man.

The driver of the first vehicle refused medical on scene. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Names are being withheld at this time as the crash is still under investigation.  Anyone that witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Deputy Duncan 219-474-6081 EXT 3112.

Assisting agencies:  Newton County 9-1-1, Newton County EMA,  Lake County hazmat team, Newton County EMS, Lake Township Fire Department, Lincoln Township Fire Department and Indiana Department of Transportation.

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TWO ILLINOIS STATE POLICE SQUAD CARS HIT BY DUI DRIVERS WITHIN TWO DAYS

 Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated two separate Move Over Law related crashes involving ISP Squad cars within two days. On January 14, 2023, at approximately 2:23 a.m., Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash involving an ISP Trooper’s squad car on Interstate 57 northbound on entrance ramp from Illinois 17 in Kankakee County. An ISP Trooper was stationary on the right shoulder with emergency lights activated performing a traffic stop. A red 2010 Dodge Charger, traveling northbound, failed to yield to the stationary emergency vehicle and struck the left side of the ISP squad car. The offending vehicle fled the scene. The Trooper was inside of the squad car at the time of the crash and there were no injuries reported as a result. A short time later, Bradley Police Department located and stopped the Charger. The driver of the Charger, 74-year-old Jonnie Wilson of Kokomo, IN, was issued citations for: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Scott’s Law – Failure To Yield To Stationary Emergency Vehicle, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. On January 15, 2023, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a three-vehicle traffic crash involving an ISP Trooper’s squad car on Interstate 94 southbound at 111th Street in Cook County. An ISP Trooper was stationary on the right shoulder with emergency lights activated, providing traffic control for a previous crash at the same location. A silver 2019 Toyota Corolla, traveling southbound, failed to yield to the stationary emergency vehicle and struck the left side of the ISP squad car. The offending vehicle then struck the rear of an unoccupied vehicle involved in the previous crash. The Trooper was inside of the squad car at the time of the crash and sustained no injuries. The driver of the Toyota, 21-year-old Nataly K. Guy of Evergreen Park, IL, was transported to an area hospital with injuries and was issued citations for: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Scott’s Law – Failure To Yield To Stationary Emergency Vehicle, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. So far this year, ISP has had two Move Over Law-related crashes. In 2022, ISP had 23 Move Over Law-related crashes where eight Troopers sustained injuries. -MORE- ADD/ONE SCOTTS LAW ISP is reminding the public of the requirements of the Move Over Law, otherwise known as “Scott’s Law”. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or any vehicle with their emergency or hazard lights activated, drivers are required to slow down AND move over. A person who violates Scott’s Law, commits a business offense and faces a fine of no less than $250 or more than $10,000 for a first offense. If the violation results in injury to another person, the violator’s driver’s license will be suspended for a mandatory period of anywhere between six months and two years. Additional information can be found at the following link: ISP Move Over Dashboard The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CONDUCT DEATH INVESTIGATION

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the death of a 34-year-old female and a 40-year-old male both from Arkansas.

 

On January 11, 2023 at approximately 1:30 p.m., ISP Troop 5 responded to a crash involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle on Interstate 57 southbound at milepost 303 in Kankakee County.  Upon arrival troopers located the male passenger deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.  The female driver also had an apparent gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2023.  ISP DCI Zone 1 is being assisted by the Kankakee County Coroner’s Office in this open and on-going investigation. No further information will be released at this time. 

Iroquois Memorial Hospital Holds "Know Your Numbers" Lab Fair January, 16-21, 2023

 Iroquois Memorial Hospital will be holding their “Know Your Numbers” Lab Fair Monday, January 16th through Saturday, January 21st from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, along with a free community health fair in the main lobby each morning. The IMH “Know Your Numbers” Lab Fair offers a blood panel with health screenings for a nominal fee. This blood panel and health screenings consists of a Lipid Panel (cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL), complete blood count with automated differential, and a comprehensive chemistry panel which includes: ALT, AST, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, calcium, chloride, creatinine, glucose (blood sugar), sodium, potassium, total protein, and urea nitrogen. Additional screenings are also available at an extra cost. Additional screenings include: Ferritin, thyroid profile, PSA screenings, glycohemoglobin, vitamin D and hepatitis C. Iroquois Memorial Hospital makes it easy to “Know Your Numbers”! Just stop by Outpatient Registration in the main lobby of IMH to register and receive your health screenings. Appointments are not necessary and you don’t need to be affiliated with the hospital or any of its clinics or doctors to participate. A payment of cash, check or most major credit cards is required at the time of registration. No insurance claims are filed. If you plan on getting the blood panel, it is recommended to fast for 10 to 12 hours before the visit for the most accurate results. All test results will be mailed directly to the patient and faxed to the registered healthcare provider.

Iroquois county police news 1/11/2023

 

On January 4, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Lorenzo C. Harris, age 53, of Watseka. According to police reports, Harris was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a traffic offense. Harris was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond.

On January 5, 2022, Megan Bosley, age 39, of Sheldon turned herself in to the Iroquois County Jail to serve a sentence for aggravated DUI.

On January 5, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Roscoe S. Durflinger, age 33, of Gilman. According to police reports, Durflinger was wanted on a Kankakee County warrant. Durflinger was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

On January 6, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Marcia M. Bridges, age 49, of Milford. According to police reports, Bridges was wanted on a Williamson County warrant for failure to appear on a traffic offense. Bridges was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she remains in lieu of bond.

On January 8, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriffs Police arrested Michael L. Bailey, age 42 of Danville. According to police reports, Bailey was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on an endangering the life and health of a child charge. Bailey was transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he remains in lieu of bond.

 

On December 31, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident on County Rd 600 N approx. 1/2 mile west of County Rd 1100 E. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Jonathan D. Kendrich, age 24, of Melvin was traveling east on 600 N. Kendrich stated that a westbound vehicle entered his lane, causing him to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision. Kendrich entered the south ditch and struck the embankment causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On January 3, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred on County Rd 2000 E near County Rd 700 N. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Donna L. Hiltz, age 59, of rural Milford was northbound on 2000 E when a deer entered the roadway. Hiltz was unable to avoid the deer, striking it and causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On January 5, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident that occurred on County Rd 2200 E approx. 1/4 mile south of US Hwy 52. According to police reports, a tractor-trailer being driven by Terry A. Weber, age 37, of Oswego was traveling north on 2200 E when a large gust of wind caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The semi entered the west ditch, striking a utility pole and then jackknifed back across the roadway. There was over $1500 in damage to the vehicle and utility pole. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On January 6, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a single vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of W. 2nd St. and County Rd 600 E in Gilman. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Maranda M. Meyers, age 22, of Racine, WI was traveling west on W. 2nd St. Meyers was unable to stop at the intersection due to icy road conditions and entered the west ditch, striking the embankment causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On January 6, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred on County Rd 1400 N approx. an 1/8th mile east of County Rd 800 E. According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Joseph A. Tyszezenko, age 32, of Clifton was traveling west on 1400 N when a deer entered the roadway. Tyszezenko was unable to avoid the deer, striking it and causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

On January 8, 2022, Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a car vs. deer accident that occurred on County Rd 1980 E approx. ¼ mile south of County Rd 1400 N, According to police reports, a vehicle being driven by Seth C. Johnson, age 29, of rural Watseka was northbound on 1980 E when a deer entered the roadway. Johnson was unable to avoid the deer, striking it and causing over $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

KANKAKEE AREA METROPOLITAN ENFORCEMENT GROUP AGENTS CONDUCT WARRANT SWEEP

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) Agents, conducted a warrant sweep with the assistance of the United States Marshall Service, the Kankakee Police Department, and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant sweep included two search warrant executions, based on KAMEG investigations. During the warrant sweep, the following individuals were arrested:

Donald D. Sherrod Jr, age 29, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested following a search warrant at his residence, 220 S. Curtis Ave, Apt. #2N, Kankakee. The search warrant execution resulted in the seizure of suspected cannabis, two loaded handguns, United States Currency, and drug paraphernalia. Sherrod Jr. was charged with Armed Violence, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon/Gang Member, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (30-500 grams) with Intent to Deliver. Sherrod Jr. received an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant due to his parole violation.

Joseph M. Krischokas, age 56, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested following a search warrant at his residence, 945 E. Hickory St., Kankakee, in conjunction with an ongoing narcotics investigation. The search warrant execution resulted in the seizure of suspected methamphetamine. Krischokas was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver (15– 100 grams), and a Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine.

 

Terris L. McCrary, age 24, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver (30 – 500 grams).

 

Darryl L. Hollis, age 57, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

 

Sarah E. Forepaugh, age 39, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Retail Theft (less than $300) and Criminal Trespass to Residence.

 

Michael A. Robicheaux, age 45, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Criminal Damage to Property (less than $500).

 

Frank A. Hernandez, age 44, of Kankakee, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Donnell H. Jones, age 58, of St. Anne, IL, was arrested on a valid Kankakee County Warrant for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

 

All subjects were transported to and detained at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in 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.

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MAKE AN ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

 Illinois State Police (ISP), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officials announce the arrest of Noah C. Cox, a 22-year-old male from Kankakee, Illinois, for Possession of Child Pornography. On December 20, 2022, ISP Investigators executed a search warrant at Cox’s residence in the 400 block of S. Roosevelt Avenue in Kankakee, IL. Following the investigation, evidence was secured to support the arrest of Cox. On January 4, 2023, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a 3-count information, charging Cox with Possession of Child Pornography (Class 3 Felony). Cox was taken into custody and transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where he awaits bond hearing. Anonymous tips of child pornography can be reported through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) CyberTipline at www.cybertipline.com. The ISP encourages anyone with additional information concerning this case contact ISP DCI Zone 1 West Investigations at (815) 726-6377. 

Mowrey to Compete for Miss Illinois County Fair

The 63nd Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will be held January 22, 2023 at the Crown Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Seventy-three county fair queens from various counties across the state will compete for cash prizes and the honor of hosting the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.

 

Preliminary competition begins on Saturday, January 21st. Fifteen finalists will be selected to compete for the title of ‘Miss Illinois County Fair 2023’ at a banquet on Sunday evening. The title of Miss Illinois County Fair is currently held by Addisyn Calloni of Perry County. Contestants are judged on personal interview, stage presence, beauty of face and physical condition, and speech and communication skills.

 

Representing Iroquois County is Jakki Mowrey of Milford. She is the daughter of Jon and Tracy Mowrey. Jakki is a 2020 graduate of Milford High School and is currently attending Illinois State University majoring in Sociology. Mowrey will compete in the afternoon preliminary segment which begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 21st.

 

Mowrey was crowned Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen in July 2022 at the Iroquois County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Best of luck to Queen Jakki.

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