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Archive for November 1st, 2014

A burglary in Streator leaves two teens arrested

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2014

A burglary investigation in Streator has an 18-year-old man charged with residential burglary.  Police say it began in early September as an investigation into money stolen from the Streator High School concessions fund.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy two days after the burglary.  A friend of the boy, Jonathan Watts, was arrested Thursday for the burglary.  Police says more charges of burglary and credit card fraud have been sent to the La Salle County States Attorney Office.

Watts was taken to the county.  His bond hearing was Friday.

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Veteran’s Day service planned in Peru

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2014

While Utica will hold a veteran’s parade Sunday, Peru’s annual parade and ceremony will happen on Veteran’s Day.

The Peru Veterans Memorial Group is planning a short Veterans Day Parade and ceremony starting at 11am November, 11. The parade will gather at the west side of Washington Park and march into the ball diamond.

After the parade, a ceremony honoring the dead of all wars will be held.

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Man accused of domestic battery

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2014

Problems at a home in Dana had the La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputies arriving. Robert Smith was arrested Friday night for domestic battery and aggravated assault and was taken to the county jail.

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Man arrested after alleged drinking party

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2014

Allowing underage drinkers at your home can get you arrested.  La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputies say they busted a large underage drinking party early Saturday morning.  Deputies say some of the people ran and others were caught.

Keith Bossen of rural Mendota was given several tickets including contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and allowing a minor to become intoxicated.

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Fire burns harvested field near Tonica

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2014

A windy day is never good for fighting a fire but the Tonica and Leonore Fire Departments were able to put out a field fire before it grew too large.

The fire started Friday afternoon on North 1929th road. Rick Turri of the Tonica Fire Department says approximately one acre of harvested corn field was burning when they arrived. He says they were able to quickly contain the fire with the help of a farmer.

They believe the fire started from crop debris that had collected on a piece of equipment being used in the field.

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