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Watseka citizens advised about suspicious person

Watseka Police want to make the public aware of a suspicious person alleging he’s an undercover police officer working a sting operation.

If approached by this subject, do not approach him or allow him to enter your home. Instead call 9-1-1.

Police report citizens have been approached several times in the area by this individual during night-time hours at their residences and while walking in public areas.

The subject in question is a male black, short in stature, wearing a black face mask and carrying a gun and badge. Witnesses also report the subject tells them he’s an Undercover Police Officer working a sting operation.

Police say witnesses also describe a vehicle the man is driving as a bluish-green Pontiac Grand Am or a dark-colored Dodge Sedan.

Watseka Police inform the public that this person IS NOT A MEMBER of the Watseka Police Department, nor do they know of any outside agencies working the Watseka area.

If approached or if you’ve seen this person, contact 9-1-1.

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3 arrested during narcotics sting in Jasper County, IN

Sheriff’s Police in Jasper County, IN executed a warrant (Monday) arresting three Rensselaer residents for suspicious drug activity. The Rensselaer Police Department and Indiana State Police Narcotics officers were also involved with the execution of the warrant on E. Merritt Street in Rensselaer.

29-year-old Aaron Hovis, 32-year-old Bridgette Hovis and 27-year-old Lauren Marlatt face felony charges of Dealing Marijuana and Child Neglect. All three posted $1255 dollars cash bonds.

Officers located a quantity of processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a large sum of U.S. currency and a loaded firearm. The residence was also covered by a remote security camera system that led to a central-digital recording device.

Investigators revealed four adults, five minor children and a 16-year-old male juvenile were all living at the residence.

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Semi fire closes I-65 in Newton County, IN >

An early-morning semi fire in Newton County (Friday) closed a portion of Interstate 65 North for more than seven hours.

Indiana State Police said it was around 4 am when a semi hauling a trailer full of cereal and vegetable oil stopped on the northbound shoulder of I-65 in Newton County, about two miles north of the Demotte/Roselawn Exit.

Police said the driver had a flat tire and his brakes had caught fire. When crews arrived, the tractor and trailer were engulfed in flames. They said the fire kept reigniting itself due to the vegetable oil.

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Bourbonnais fire does $30,000 damage

The American Red Cross is assisting a Bourbonnais family whose house was damaged by fire this (Friday morning. Four family members and their pets escaped the fire in the 800-block of Heather Drive.

Damage estimates were listed at $30,000, according to Bourbonnais Fire Protection Chief Ed. St. Louis.

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Comfort Dog Ministry at Milford church

Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) is bringing a new ministry to Iroquois County.

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford in cooperation with Lutheran Church Charities introduces the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. It’s a national ministry utilizing the unique skills of dogs to open opportunities to interact with people in communities across the country.

Our Savior Lutheran will receive its new Comfort Dog in a “Passing of the Leash” ceremony scheduled for the church service Sunday (February 12) at 9 am.

Our Savior Lutheran’s Sunday service is always aired on 94.1 WGFA.

The LCC Comfort Dogs, especially Golden Retrievers, are trained service animals that provide a bridge for compassionate ministry to take place. The animal initiate a calm atmosphere that lifts spirits, relieves grief and sparks memories even in the most traumatic of situations.

The Comfort Dog will be available for school assemblies, nursing home visits, special presentations, festivals and celebrations. The ministry relies heavily on donations and grants for funding. Learn more at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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