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Archive for September 18th, 2013

Man accused of stealing cash, coins and credit cards from a La Salle home

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

Some valuable things went missing from a house in La Salle and police think they have at least one of the people responsible.

Christopher Evans of the Sandman Motel is accused of stealing cash, credit cards and gold and silver coins from a home on Grant Street.  The owner noticed the things were missing and called the police just after midnight Saturday.

After receiving a warrant, police searched Evan’s room at the Sandman Motel Monday and arrested him for residential burglary.  Another person could also be charged.

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Book store coming to the Peru Mall

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

When Waldenbooks closed at malls in the Quad Cities, a company called Book World filled the void.  It’s now happening in Peru.

Book World has posted on its website that a store in the Peru Mall is “coming soon”.  If will fill the hole left in Peru when Waldenbooks closed in 2011.

Book World is an independent company with nearly 50 book stores in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Malden house fire keeps crews busy Wednesday

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

Fire and smoke damaged a house in Malden.  The fire started late Wednesday morning, possible because of a dryer, and spread through the house.

Ladd, Princeton and Seatonville Fire Departments joined Malden Fire in putting the fire out. 10-33 Ambulance was also called. Everyone in the home was able to make it safely out.

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Washburn Attempted Abduction Could Be Linked To Toluca

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

If you’ve been following the story in Toluca about a girl who says two men tried to lure her, there could be a break in the case.

Jonathan Nunnally and Tyler Merriman of Peoria were arrested Friday in Washburn after they allegedly tried luring a 9-year old boy in their car.  Officers say the pair was also driving around in a stolen vehicle.

Marshall County Sheriff Rob Russell says there are similarities between the Washburn attempted abduction and the one last Wednesday in Toluca.  Russell says the Toluca girl’s description of a vehicle and two men were very similar to what the boy in Washburn said to police.

Both Merriman and Nunnally are in the Woodford County Jail on 75 hundred dollars bond.

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Home Invasion In Oglesby

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

It’s not every day a criminal turns himself in, but that’s just what happened in Oglesby.

Yesterday, Kadem Burgess of Oglesby showed up at the police department and allegedly confessed to a home invasion that took place Friday.  Police were called to the 300 block of W. Walnut Street Friday morning where they say Burgess entered a house through a window and threatened the homeowners with a knife.  He fled the scene before police arrived.

Burgess was arrested with home invasion and was taken to the LaSalle county jail.

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Rollover crash kills a Seneca man

Posted by wlpo on September 18, 2013

If you were following the story of the crash near Seneca, investigators say the man that died was 56 year old Robert Derewjanko of Seneca.

The Grundy County Coroner says Derewjanko was on Route 170 Tuesday night and was thrown from his car after going off the road and rolling.

He was pronounced dead at Morris Community Hospital shortly afterwards. The crash remains under investigation.

 

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