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Archive for July 7th, 2011

San Francisco man indicted for 95 pounds of marijuana

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2011

A man from San Francisco may be out of jail but he’s still facing a serious drug charge in La Salle.  Osvaldo Torriente was indicted Tuesday for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.  Police say he had 95 pounds of marijuana after they stopped him near Utica last month.

Torriente was being held in the La Salle County Jail but was released after posting 10% of a $100,000 bond.

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Heroin possession charge for Oglesby man

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2011

An investigation into heroin in Peru has a man from Oglesby facing a felony drug charge.

In April, officers had a reason to think Jose Hernandez’s car had heroin in it and began watching the car.  Hernandez was later stopped and searched.  Police say they found a small amount of heroin but didn’t charge Hernandez until after it was sent to a crime lab.

A La Salle County warrant was issued last month for his arrest and he was arrested Thursday by sheriff’s deputies.  He was being held in the county jail with his bond set at $10,000.

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Speed likely led to I-39 ramp accident

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2011

Some exit ramps require that you take it slow, including the one from eastbound Interstate 80 to northbound Interstate 39.  Police say a truck driver took the ramp too fast and caused his truck to overturn Wednesday morning.

Ambrose Esposito of Chicago was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital with minor injuries.  The area Hazmat crew also went to the crash to handle any leakage.

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Shooting Under Investigation In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2011

Ottawa Police say a woman shot yesterday on the south side of town is in stable condition.

Police and ambulance crews were called to a home in the 1100 block of Country Oak Drive about an accidental shooting.  She was taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital.  Detectives aren’t saying the woman’s name or where she was shot.  They do say she was a guest at the house and was shot only once with a semi automatic handgun.

The gun was registered to a person living at the house.

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Meth Arrest Made In Walnut

Posted by wlpo on July 7, 2011

A meth arrest in Bureau County involves a health scare for a deputy.

A Bureau County deputy and another person were checked out for exposure to anhydrous ammonia after they opened a cooler investigators say was thrown from a car stopped by Walnut Police.  Tri-Dent was called in and determined the cooler is linked to Shane Walters producing methamphetamine.

After searching Walters’ home in Walnut, he was arrested for possession of anhydrous ammonia with intent to manufacture meth and possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unauthorized container, both felonies.  He was taken to the Bureau County Jail.

Investigators say more charges are pending against Walters and that other people could be arrested for making meth.

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