Police blotter

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police report Wendall Trumps, 32, Bluffton, Indiana, turned himself in Oct. 3 on a Coles County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of expired registration. Trumps posted the required bond and was released.

Arrests: Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Eric Gregory of Thawville Oct. 4. According to police reports, Gregory was charged with disorderly conduct. Gregory was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he later posted the required bond and was released.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Michael Birch Oct. 5. According to police reports, Birch was observed driving by sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff’s deputies knew Birch to have a revoked license. He was charged with driving while license revoked. Birch was taken to the Iroquois County Jail where he was later released on an I-bond.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Misty Janssen Oct. 6. According to police reports, sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Janssen’s vehicle. A probably cause search was conducted on that vehicle. During the search, deputies located a controlled substance. Janssen was taken to the Iroquois County Jail and later released on an I-bond.

Accidents: Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a car versus deer on Oct. 5. According to police reports, Darrel Clatterbuck was driving west on County Road 2000 North near 2230 East when a deer entered the roadway. Clatterbuck was unable to avoid colliding with the deer causing damage to his 2014 Chevy Silverado. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police responded to a two-vehicle accident in Iroquois on Oct. 5. According to police reports, the driver of unit 1, Izaak Matthews, was eastbound on Lincoln Avenue in Iroquois. Matthews stopped at the intersection, however had to move forward past the stop sign due to his view being obstructed by another vehicle. Matthews then observed another vehicle coming south on Main Street. Matthews attempted to avoid collision with that vehicle by backing up. however backed into Unit 2 being driven by Thomas Freehill. Matthews said hew as unable to see Freehill behind him due to the sun. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

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Arrests: Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police arrested Andrew E. Thompson, 56, Hoopeston, Sept. 29. According to police reports, he was charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespass to property. He was placed in custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where he posted the required bond and was released.

Accidents: Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police investigated a two-vehicle accident Sept. 28 at the intersection of County Road 100 N oath and County Road 2600 East. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Blake M. Clifton, 44, Perkins, Oklahoma, was traveling west on 100 North. Clifton failed to yield to the right of way at the intersection resulting in his striking a northbound vehicle on 2600 East driven by Tyler D. Rieches, 36, Milford. No injuries were reported and Clifton was cited for failure to yield right of way.

CITY

WATSEKA

Watseka Police responded to a city ordinance illation in the 900 block o0f N. Chicago at 9:44 a.m. on Oct. 1.

Watseka Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call in the 700 block of E. Elm St. at 2:43 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of E. Walnut St. at 11:43 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of E. Oak St. at 2:33 a.m. on Oct. 2.

Watseka Police responded to a theft in the 300 block of E. Fairman at 11:37 a.m. on Oct. 2.

Watseka Police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the area of Fifth and Mulberry St. at 7:57 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop at Jefferson and Pleasant at 11:06 p.m. A verbal warning was given for a lighting problem.

Watseka Police responded to a missing person report in the 700 block of S. Third St. at 11:37 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Watseka Police assisted a stranded motorist at Walnut and 10 St. at 12:09 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 500 block of N. Market at 2:06 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police responded to a a report of trespassing in the 300 block of N. Sixth St. at 9:38 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police conducted a search of a vacant residence for trespassers in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 9:55 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police responded to a report of illegal burning in the 400 block of E. Cherry St. at 12 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police conducted a search of vacant property in the 400 block of E. Walnut at 10:42 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Watseka Police located two missing persons in the 700 block of N. Third St. at 12:17 a.m. on Oct. 4.

Arrests:

Watseka Police arrested David Richmond, 29, Watseka on Oct 1. Richmond was arrested for a violation of an order or protection and aggravated domestic battery. Richmond was taken to Iroquois County Jail.

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Watseka

Oct. 4, 2020

Watseka Police responded to a call about a suicidal subject in the 100 block of West Oak at 7:39 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to call about an occupied suspicious vehicle in the area of Fifth and Ash at 10:38 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 500 block of North Second at 10:47 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to the 1000 block of West Newell at 11:47 a.m. for a violation of an order of protection. Arrested was David Richmond, 26, Watseka, for a violation of an order of protection. He was taken to the Iroquois County Jail.

Watseka Police conducted a welfare check in the 500 block of East Walnut at 12:34 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a child custody dispute in the 700 block of South Third at 3:24 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a neighborhood dispute in the 400 block of East Ash at 6:47 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a call about an abandoned kitten in the 400 block of East Ash at 6:47 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a call about suspicious people in the 500 block of East Walnut at 8:06 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2020

Watseka Police responded to a call about an animal complaint in the 600 block of North Fourth at 12:36 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to an unwanted subject in the 1000 block of West Newell at 1:46 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to a call about a suicidal subject in the 100 block of West Hickory at 3:18 a.m.

Watseka Police responded to a call about a car alarm going off in the 300 block of East Oak at 4:28 a.m.

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WATSEKA

Watseka Police responded to a parking complaint in the 300 block of S. Third St. at 8:23 a.m. on Oct. 6

Watseka Police responded to a landlord and tenant dispute in the 300 block of N. Seventh St. at 4:46 p.m.

Watseka Police responded to a a reckless driver complaint in the 500 block of E. Oak St. at 6:53 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Watseka Police assisted Riverside EMS in the 100 block of E. Mulberry at 8:04 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop at Fifth and Hickory at 8:15 p.m. The driver received a verbal warning.

Watseka Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the 900 block of S. Fourth St. at 11:43 p.m. on Oct. 6.

Watseka Police responded to a a family disturbance in the 700 block of S. Third St. at 9:48 a.m. on Oct. 7.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a fight in the 400 block of E. Walnut St. at 10:03 a.m.

Watseka Police conducted a welfare check in the Creekside Ct. Trailer Park at 2:54 p.m. on Oct. 7.

Watseka Police responded to a a reckless driver complaint at the East junction at 2:54 p.m. on Oct. 7.

Watseka Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of N. Third St. and North St. at 5:30 p.m.

Accidents:

Watseka Police investigated an accident in the 400 block of E. Cherry St. at 2:11 a.m. on Oct. 7. According to police reports, a 2003 Dodge pick up operated by James Green of Watseka struck a utility pole and left the scene. Green then reported to police an unknown vehicle had pushed him into the pole. Officers found that the damage to Green’s vehicle was not consistent with his story. Green was cited with operation of an uninsured moto vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident and spilling a load on public roadway. He posted the required bond and was released.

Arrests:

Shawn Kirby, 29, Watseka, was arrested for driving while license suspended. He was arrested after police conducted a traffic stop in the area of N. Third and North St. at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. He posted bond and was released.