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Archive for June 6th, 2015

UPDATE: Robbery at Illinois Valley Credit Union in Peru

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2015

A suspect allegedly held up Illinois Valley Credit Union in Peru Friday evening.

Police say a black male robbed the credit union at 2107 Marquette Road shortly before 5:30 Friday. A weapon wasn’t displayed or implied.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s about 6-foot, 1-inch tall and between 170-180 pounds. He was wearing a light-gray zip-up hoodie sweatshirt with a dark blue bandana over his mouth. He was wearing baggy, navy sweatpants and was wearing cream-colored rubber gloves.

The suspect was last seen leaving the business heading eastbound on foot. A neighbor said she saw the man similar to the description get into the back of a 2005 or newer Buick Lucerne with loud exhaust near 21st and Prospect streets and heading south towards Pulaski.

Two witnesses said they saw the suspect get into the vehicle and the driver was a possible female, black driver who might have had her hair up in a ponytail or bun.

Area police brought police dogs to the scene, and area police departments were asked to watch the interstate exits. The FBI was also called.

If you have any information, contact the Peru police department.

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Peru man facing up to 30 years on heroin charge

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2015

One of the largest street-level seizures of heroin in La Salle County history could result in a man going to prison for up to 30 years.

Wilfredo Candelaria of Peru appeared Friday in La Salle County Circuit Court. He’s charged on a Class X felony for possession of a controlled substance. He was caught with more than 100 packets of heroin and faces 6-30 years in prison with no probation.

Candelaria will be sentenced at a later date.

Nora Toovey of DePue was arrested along with Candelaria and was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, a class 1 felony.

Toovey faces 4-15 years in prison.

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Tickets for Bureau County concerts now on sale

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2015

Get your cash or credit card ready. Tickets are officially on sale for this year’s concerts at the Bureau County Fair.

Classic rockers .38 Special will take the grandstand stage Thursday, August 27th with Lonestar and Jo Dee Messina playing the fair Friday, August 28th. Ticket prices for both concerts range from $27 to $37.

You can get tickets as of 9 Saturday morning at the fairgrounds office in Princeton, or by calling the fair office or by ordering online.

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Boil order issued for parts of La Salle

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2015

There are water issues in La Salle just west of Hegeler Park.

A boil order has been issued after a water main break on the west side of St. Vincent’s Avenue from Lindberg Road to Maple Road. Repairs are being made on the water main.

A boil order is in effect until further notice.

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