Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Archive for September 25th, 2010

Woman Found Dead In Wenona Cornfield Is Identified

Posted by wlpo on September 25, 2010

The name of the woman found dead in a cornfield near Wenona has been released.

Marshall County officials say 39 year old Nicole Major of Belews Creek, North Carolina was found Wednesday afternoon in a cornfield south of Wenona.  Major had apparently left home on July 3rd, intending to hitchhike her way to Canada.  On July 6th, she was seen at a Rochelle truck stop where she left camping equipment.  On July 10th, police heard that Major was trying to find a ride to DeKalb for a rental car.  That was the last time anyone heard from Major.

Family members say Major had a history of paranoia and was bi-polar.  Two empty bottles of Ambian and Trazadone were found near the body along with alcohol.

Investigators says the cause of death is undetermined but there are no signs of violence.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Streator Woman Arrested For Crack Cocaine

Posted by wlpo on September 25, 2010

A woman with an alias was busted in Streator for allegedly dealing cocaine.

On Thursday, TRIDENT investigators search the North Wasson Street home of Alice Philips, also known as Alice Limpkins.  In the house, investigators say they found 3.5 grams of crack cocaine.  Streator Police assisted TRIDENT in the search warrant and arrest.

Philips was taken to the county jail on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 felony.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Peru Officer Injured In Chase

Posted by wlpo on September 25, 2010

A Peru police officer was hurt this morning during a foot chase with a domestic battery suspect.

Peru Police took a call just after midnight regarding domestic trouble in the 2000 block of 1st Street.  Robert Marzian Jr. of Peru allegedly battered a woman, destroyed the home and was armed with a baseball bat.  Once police arrived, he fled on foot, leading police on a 20 minute chase thru backyards and around homes and garages.

During the pursuit, a 25 year old officer suffered a serious laceration and injury to his arm.  He was taken to IVCH.

Marzian Jr. meanwhile was taken to the county jail and charged with felony resisting arrest and domestic battery.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »