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Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Ecstasy Floating Around In Mendota

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

A woman from Mendota was locked up yesterday for allegedly messing around with ecstasy.

TRIDENT officials searched the Mendota apartment of Kimberly Bragg and Warren Shaffer yesterday and reportedly found ecstasy and cannabis. Bragg allegedly had the ecstasy and Shaffer the pot.

Bragg was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and taken to the county jail. Shaffer was arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis and was released with a court date.

The bust happened in the 700 block of Main Street.

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Dad Allegedly Hurts Ten Week Old Daughter

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

A dad from Marseilles is in jail after allegedly shaking and throwing his 10 week daughter against a couch.

23 year old Daniel Carraro of Marseilles is charged with aggravated battery of a child. He was arrested Sunday for the alleged child abuse and is being held at the county jail on 250 thousand dollars bond.

The 10 week old meanwhile is said to be in serious condition at St. Francis Medical Center.

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Man indicted in connection with Streator shooting

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

A man has been indicted for a gun charge that stems from a shooting in Streator.
Jose Ruiz of Washington was indicted Tuesday by a La Salle County grand jury for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was arrested on Sunday, August 23 by Streator Police after they got a call about three shots being fired from an SUV.
The charge only accused Ruiz of riding around with a loaded pistol, not actually shooting it.
He’s free after posting 10% of his $100,000 bond.

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Police say they find cocaine, scale in Ottawa home

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

A class X drug charge for man in Ottawa police say had cocaine. Ottawa Police Narcotics Detectives searched Jorge Angeles’s home Tuesdasy evening.
They say they found seven grams of cocaine and a digital scale.
He’s charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The charge was made more severe because he lives near Kiwanis Park.

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Permit parking coming to downtown Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

Ever have trouble finding a parking space in downtown Ottawa? Apparently people working downtown are having issues.
The Ottawa City Council Tuesday night placed on file an ordinance amendment that makes the parking lot south of the old Jordan Block a permit-only place. Mayor Bob Eschbach says downtown workers approached him about high school kids taking up the parking lot when they have their own at the high school that never fills up. Eschbach says this then causes workers to park along city streets which takes away parking from would be shoppers.
The permit-only parking will be Monday thru Friday from eight until four. Getting the permit would be free but if your parking in the lot without one it means a $10 ticket.

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State disciplines pharmacists and nurse

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

Two area people working in the medical field are being disciplined by the state.
Michael Langin of Wyanet had his pharmacist license indefinitely suspended for a minimum of six months after they say he tested positive for Hydrocodone. In the nursing field, Samantha Chapman of Grand Ridge had her nurse license reprimanded for allegedly testing positive for cannabis in a pre-employment screening.

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Fox River Park opens Thursday

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2009

A new and improved Fox River Park in Ottawa will have its grand opening Thursday.
The park’s undergone about $500,000 worth of renovations with the funding coming from a state grant. A public unveiling of the new look park is 2pm Thursday.
The park now has a seven piece water-themed playground to go along with an ice rink, fishing pier, disc golf and upgraded parking.

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