A traffic stop for erratic driving on I-65 Sunday led to the arrest of a Valparaiso (IN) man. 38-yr-old Christopher Elston faces meth possession charges. State Police also located a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Elston was jailed in Jasper County on felony charges.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 950 North and County Road 600 West Saturday.
18-yr-old Samuel Wilson of Demotte Indiana, was south bound on County Road 600 West. 064-yr-old Michael Johnson of Schneider, Indiana, was west bound in a pickup truck on County Road 950 North. Police reported Wilson failed to stop at the stop sign striking Johnson’s vehicle causing both vehicles to overturn. Johnson had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Lake Township Fire Department. Johnson was transported to Riverside Hospital for treatment by Newton County Ambulance Personal. Wilson was cited at the scene for Disregarding a Stop Sign.
An eight-year-old girl, apparently anxious for breakfast, took her mom’s van and headed to McDonald’s in Watseka Sunday morning. On her way, the girl pulled into the Pence Service Station on Walnut street, striking a garbage receptacle and then a pillar. Watseka Police report the girl was taken by ambulance for treatment of a minor injury. Property damage at the business was estimated at $200 dollars.
It was an active weekend for area law enforcement....
Milford Police arrested a Cissna Park man early today (Monday). Jacob Johnson is charged on a Vermilion County warrant for 2-counts of aggravated fleeing & alluding an officer. Sheldon Police (Saturday) arrested 29-year-old Alisa Stanis of Watseka. She was charged with fraud and theft under $500.
A Hoopeston man was arrested Sunday for failure to pay child support. 44-year-old William Thomas was wanted on a Champaign County warrant.
22-year-old Cristine Kurnat of Watseka was arrested Friday for theft. Aware of the warrant, she turned herself in at the county jail.
Hoopeston Police investigated a burglary to a garage in the 700-block of S. Third Street. Hoopeston officers also report criminal damage to property on E. Honeywell Avenue.
A Gilman teenager, missing since July 28th, has been found safe. Diamond Kohl was found at a suburban Oak Lawn residence Saturday. She had been reported missing by her mother. Oak Lawn Police located the girl after Iroquois County Sheriff's Polcie received information that the teen may be at a residende in the south-west suburb. Diamond Kohl was found unharmed.
The Iroquois County Sheriff's Office and Gilman Police express thanks to the public for help in locating the juvenile.
Watseka Police teamed up with Iroquois County Sheriff's Police,KAMEG and Aroma Park Polcie in a traffic and tavern compliance check Friday. Police concentrated their efforts on traffic violations and a focus on high-crime areas to better provide safety for local citizens. Two arrests were made. Several warnings were handed out during 25 traffic stops.
27-year-old Jonathon Starr of Watseka was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and cannabis. He was also charged with driving an uninsured vehicle. 22-year-old Cody Hartlep of Watseka was cited for driving while revoked and obstructing a police officer.
The law enforcement effort included drug sniffing dogs from KAMEG and Aroma Park Police.