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Archive for December 25th, 2011

dragged for a block

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2011

A judge in Chicago has set bond at $350,000 for a robbery suspect accused of dragging an 80-year-old woman for a block in his car after she refused to let go of her purse. Judge Israel Desierto set bond Saturday for 53-year-old Billy Tribbett. Police say Tribbett reached out of the window of his 2005 Honda on Thursday and tried to grab the woman’s purse. She never let go, and Tribbett kept driving, dragging her for a block down a North Side street before taking off. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Tribbett is charged with aggravated battery of a victim over 60
years old and aggravated attempted robbery.

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Not that kind of ride!

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2011

A judge in Chicago has set bond at $350,000 for a robbery suspect accused of dragging an 80-year-old woman for a block in his car after she refused to let go of her purse. Judge Israel Desierto set bond Saturday for 53-year-old Billy Tribbett. Police say Tribbett reached out of the window of his 2005 Honda on Thursday and tried to grab the woman’s purse. She never let go, and Tribbett kept driving, dragging her for a block down a North Side street before taking off. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Tribbett is charged with aggravated battery of a victim over 60 years old and aggravated attempted robbery.

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free dinner in Streator

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2011

Free meals are served around Christmas…but, could you find one today? The answer is yes. Turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, potatoes and gravy, dessert and beverage are being served at the Bruce Township Hall at 216 North Sterling in Streator. The free community dinner is being served between 11:30 and 1:30. Carryouts are available, but delivery is not.

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Lacking ….good will?

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2011

It’s supposed to be good will to men…but there are contrary examples. A homeless man wrongly entered a Peru home Friday night and became violent while inside. 22-year old Theodore Piano was charged by Peru police with home invasion, battery, aggravated battery, criminal trespass to a residence and obstructing and resisting police. Piano was taken to the county jail. Wal-Mart pressed charges against an Ottawa man Friday afternoon after he attempted to steal some items. 48-year old Ivon Robinson was charged with Class 4 Felony retail theft and obstructing identification. He went to the county jail.

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very early Christmas accident

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2011

Just five minutes into Christmas day, and the county sheriff’s office was needed southwest of Marseilles. LaSalle County sheriff’s office says 27-year old Tonya McCormick was eastbound on North 2653rd road when the approaching car of 19-year old Benjamin Dial of Ottawa slid on ice and collided with McCormick’s. The report says Dial was taken to Ottawa Regional for minor injuries while McCormick was treated at the scene. Dial was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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