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Archive for July 18th, 2009

Drug Dealer Busted In Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2009

William Dean of Marseilles was arrested Thursday by TRIDENT officers after he allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover informant. Dean allegedly ran away before he was arrested yesterday afternoon.

Investigators searched a storage unit in Seneca where they say Dean hid over 100 grams of packaged cocaine, packaging material, a scale, and processing table. A search of his home also reportedly turned up money and over 400 grams of cannabis.


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Sex Crime Arrest Made In La Salle

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2009

Police paid a La Salle man a visit last night since he was wanted for a sex crime.

42 year old Lawrence Walker was arrested at his home in the 1000 block of Baker Street. He was arrested on a warrant for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Walker was taken to the county jail.

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Tickets Still Available For Alan Jackson

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2009

Tickets are still available to see country legend Alan Jackson in La Salle.

Tickets are 45 dollars during business hours at Lou’s La Grotto in Peru, Easter Seals in Ottawa and Wyanet Carpet in Princeton. If you buy them at the gate tomorrow, the price goes up to 50 dollars.

Proceeds from the latest Concerts for a Cause will benefit Easter Seals of Bureau and La Salle County’s autistic and special needs department.

Gates open at the Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club at 3:30. Brush Fire takes the stage at 4 followed by One Night Stand at 6. After a short documentary about Concerts for a Cause, Jackson should hit the stage between 8:30 to 9.

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Crash Kills Marseilles Man

Posted by wlpo on July 18, 2009

According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, 36 year old Macel Mullins Jr was eastbound on I-80 at the entrance of a rest area when he rear-ended a semi also heading east. Mullins went over 100 feet on the shoulder before hitting a guard rail. He was taken to Morris Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say traffic was moving fine at the time of the crash and construction didn’t play a role.

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