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Archive for December 26th, 2014

Vandalism reported in Streator

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2014

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a broken windshield. Police in Streator are looking for the person responsible for a broken car window Wednesday in the 1000 block of Park Street.

They may be the person that slashed all of the tires on a van in the 300 block of Third Avenue.

Nobody has been arrested.

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Cannabis charges for California men stopped in Peru

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2014

A couple of men arrested in Peru were a long way from home on Christmas Eve. Police say they stopped the car with David Bennett and Edward Reich of California because its headlights weren’t on.

After the police dog arrived, officers allegedly found marijuana. Reich was arrested for possession of cannabis, more than 30 grams, and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Bennett allegedly had less and something to smoke it with and was released with a notice to appear.

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Princeton woman arrested on drug related charges

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2014

A traffic stop in Peru led police to a woman wanted on a warrant. Kristin Bolin of Princeton was riding in a car stopped Wednesday afternoon. Police say she was wanted for possession of cocaine.

She was also arrested for allegedly having hypodermic syringes and needles and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Concerts for a Cause promoter is looking for a new venue

Posted by wlpo on December 26, 2014

Wanted: an outdoor area with a lot parking to be a concert venue.  Merry Noonan of Lou’s LaGrotto in Peru has been promoting the Concerts for a Cause series since 2005, but last summer might have been the last.

Noonan says due to new construction at Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru she needs a new venue or the concerts are over.  She claims the new hangars are going where they normally park cars and have the main entrance.

Cedar Point Sportsmen’s Club and the street in front of her restaurant in Peru were also used as venues but lacked the parking space needed for some of the nationally known acts she was able to book.

Noonan says the loss of venue makes her sad.  She says she is interested in suggestions but says a potential venue would have to offer a lot of parking and preferably water.

Noonan says she’ll continue to promote concerts out-of-state.

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