CITY

WATSEKA

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of S. Fourth at 3:49 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of criminal damage to property in the 700 block of E. Walnut at 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 200 block of Yount Ave. at 6:18 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 500 block of E. Oak at 6:35 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of an unwanted person in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 7:02 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 200 block of N. Fourth at 7:25 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a report of drug traffic in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 8:49 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of N. Fourth at 10:52 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Watseka Police investigated a city ordinance violation in the 500 block of E. Porter at 9:33 a.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 300 block of W. North at 10:25 a.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to a report of fraud in the 500 block of W. Walnut at 3:31 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 500 block of W. Walnut at 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to a battery in the 500 block of E. Lincoln at 4:06 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police arrested Lacy A. Freehill, 35, Watseka, in the 500 block of N. Fifth at 7:33 p.m. on Aug. 13. Freehill was charged with residential burglary, burglary to motor vehicle, three counts of theft and possession of a controlled substance. Freehill was transported to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police responded to a report of telephone harassment in the 300 block of N. Second at 7:37 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of E. Walnut at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to a report of trespassing in the 300 block of E. Sheridan at 8:55 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Watseka Police responded to an activated alarm in the 1200 block of E. Walnut at 12:52 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 100 block of W. Hickory at 2:56 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police investigated a two vehicle accident in the 300 block of W. Walnut at 9:17 a.m. on Aug. 14. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Sharon L. Riggio, 61, Watseka, was turning into a parking lot and failed to yield to an eastbound vehicle driven by John J. Fahey, 59, Watseka. No injuries were reported and no citation were issued. Damage was estimated at over $1,500.

Watseka Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of W. Herron Ct. at 3:01 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic in the 500 block of E. Elm at 4:02 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 300 block of E. Walnut at 4:24 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police investigated a possible DUI in the 200 block of W. Walnut at 11:32 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 1700 block of E. Walnut at 11:33 p.m. on Aug. 14.

Watseka Police responded to a report of theft in the 700 block of W. Walnut at 11:44 p.m. on Aug. 14.

STATE

Illinois State Police responded to a traffic accident at 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 13 on 1-57 southbound at milepost 322. The drivers involved were Floyd E. Hochstetler, 58, Pryor, Okalahoma, who was driving a red 1989 Peterbilt truck tractor semi, James E. Glenn, 50, Fort Worth, Texas, who was driving a white 2013 International truck tractor semi, and Samuel Payton, 80, Hopkins Park, who was driving a gray 2012 Honda. The preliminary investigation has indicated traffic was backed up on I-57 southbound at milepost 322, due to the construction zone. Hochstetler’s semi failed to stop and rear ended Glenn’s semi and Payton’s vehicle. Payton was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Hochstetler was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

STATE

Illinois State Police responded to a traffic accident at 9:42 p.m. on Aug. 9 on Rt. 1 at 4000 N. The drivers involved were Kassidy E. Mucho, 19, Momence, who was driving a Hyundai Sonata and Jamie B. Torrez, 39, Bourbonnais, who was driving a Volkswagen Beetle. Passengers in the Volkswagen Bettle that were involved were a 12 year old female, Bourbonnais, who was in the front seat, an 11 year old male, Bourbonnais, who was in the rear passenger side, and an 11 year old male, Bourbonnais, who was in the rear driver side. The preliminary investigation has indicated that the Volkswagen was stopped on Rt. 1 attempting to turn left onto 4000 N. when the Hyundai rear ended the Volkwagen. The driver and front seat passenger of the Volkwagen were transported to Riverside Hospital with minor injuries. The two back seat passengers were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago with severe injuries. The rear driver side passenger has succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital on 8/15. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries. The roadway was shut down for 5 hours due to this incident. Mucho was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.