Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (Nov. 8, 2012)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity:

Traffic accidents
— A car-versus-train accident occurred Oct. 26 in Wellington. The accident occurred when Goldie Martin, 38, of Wellington, was driving on Main Street, approaching the CSX Railroad crossing. The railway warning light and gates were activated, indicating the approach of a train. Martin drove around the gates, believing the way to be clear. Martin’s vehicle was struck by the train, knocking her vehicle away from the railway and roadway. Martin, her 10-year-old son and 11-year-old passenger were all taken to a Hoopeston hospital for treatment of their injuries. All were released from the hospital later that evening. Martin’s vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage. Martin was ticketed for disobeying a signal indicating the approach of a train.

— A single-vehicle accident in Concord Township was reported Oct. 21. The accident occurred when Yuelu Jin, 21, of West Lafayette, Ind., was driving on County Road 2150 North, about a quarter-mile west of Iroquois, and her vehicle drifted off the road. Jin overcorrected and lost control, and the vehicle entered a deep embankment and overturned. Jin was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka for treatment; she was released. No tickets were issued.

— A single-vehicle accident in Sheldon Township was reported Oct. 26. The accident occurred when Mark Gray, 43, of Milford, was driving on County Road 2800 East near County Road 1400 North, and he swerved to miss an animal in the road. Gray’s vehicle then left the road and entered a deep drainage ditch, coming to a rest at the bottom. His vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported, and no tickets were issued.

— A single-vehicle accident in Belmont Township was reported on Oct. 27. The accident occurred when Sherry Crook, 42, of Woodland, was driving on County Road 2000 East near County Road 1400 North. A cow was standing in the road in Crook’s path, and Crook swerved to miss the cow and stopped in a ditch. The cow then attacked Crook’s vehicle by ramming it twice. No injuries were reported. Crook’s vehicle sustained more than $1,500 in damage. No tickets were issued.

— David Brown, 55, of Ashkum, was arrested Nov. 2 for criminal trespass, violation of bail bond and a violation of an order of protection.

— Lawrence M. Mirto, 20, of Danville, was transferred from the Vermilion County Jail on Oct. 23. Mirto was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear on a domestic battery charge.

— Duane Shell, 20, of Johnston City, was transferred from the Johnston County Jail on Oct. 24. Shell was wanted on an Iroquois County warrant for theft (between $500 and $10,000).

— Nicholas Rath, 21, of Kankakee, was arrested Oct. 25 for theft (under $500).

— Kevin Hays, 20, of Sullivan, turned himself in at the county jail on Oct. 25. He was wanted on a warrant for burglary.


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