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Archive for June 7th, 2015

Woman uses bodily fluid in disturbance

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2015

A domestic dispute in Utica Saturday evening included throwing blood in a family member’s face.

The Sheriff’s office says 51-year old Denice Hess struck a family member in the upper body and face…and according to the report, threw her blood in the face and on the shirt of a family member. Hess was taken to the county jail for domestic battery.

She’s awaiting a hearing.

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Names released in Sunday I-80 accident

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2015

The names of the people in a semi crash on eastbound I-80 Sunday morning have been released.

67-year-old Peter Dimitrov of Sussex, Wisconsin was driving a Freightliner with 2 trailers around 8am when the semi and one trailer left the road between LaSalle and Peru exits. The tractor and trailer came to rest against a south guard rail, while the rear trailer flipped over in the passing lane.

Dimitrov was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, improper lane usage and not wearing a seatbelt. Dimitrov and 56-year old Nick Minkov of Dekalb went to IVCH for treatment of their injuries, according to Peru Fire Department. Dimitrov has been taken to OSF St. Francis in Peoria. Minkov was released after treatment.

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Police carry a “torch” for the cause

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2015

Northern Illinois Police departments are taking on one more responsibility – one that won’t last long.

This week officers are running through their communities, including Mendota, on the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics. Some 3000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement will cover the 23 legs of the run.

The torch will go through Belvidere, Rockford, Winnebago, Dekalb and LaSalle counties and across the NIU campus. Mendota officers will take their turn on late Wednesday.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fund-raising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

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