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Archive for July 23rd, 2015

Princeton man, La Salle woman facing separate heroin charges

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2015

The fight against heroin continues in the Illinois Valley.

The TRI-DENT drug enforcement team arrested a Princeton man and a La Salle woman on separate heroin charges Wednesday.

Kevin Koetz and Lacey Lehn were both charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. Lehn was also charged with driving while license revoked.

Koetz was arrested following a parole search in his home. During the search, TRI-DENT agents and a parole officer found several baggies allegedly containing heroin, as well as other items of drug paraphernalia.

Lehn was arrested following a traffic stop and a search warrant was issued for her house. TRI-DENT officers allegedly found heroin and several other items of drug paraphernalia.

Koetz was taken to the Bureau County Jail and Lehn was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Route 71 crash victim identified

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2015

You’re not supposed to pass more than one car at a time on a two-lane highway, and a Yorkville man found that out the hard way.

Kristoffer Griffin was trying to pass several cars at one time as he was heading south on Route 71 south of Sheridan Tuesday night, when he struck another car going north head on.

Griffin was taken to OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa before being transported to OSF Saint Francis Hospital in Peoria.

The other driver, Ashley Warren of Lake in the Hills, refused medical treatment.

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Amboy and Sublette Fire Departments getting some new equipment

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2015

After a tornado ripped through Woodhaven Lakes last month, the Amboy and Sublette Fire Departments realized they needed a ‘command post’ to work out of during major disasters.

Problem solved.

The two fire departments recently bought a used camper-trailer that will setup as a command and communications center at major disaster incidents, such as a tornado.

The trailer will be used in a variety of ways, including a comfort station for families, rehab services for fire/EMS personnel, and a command post for lost children; among other things. The trailer will be accessible for all types of agencies, ranging from local police to the Red Cross.

50 percent of the funds needed to renovate the trailer and make it disaster-proof have already been collected, but the fire departments are asking for your help to cover the rest of the costs. You can contact either the Amboy or Sublette Fire Departments to make a donation.

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Streator Police looking for who broke out glass at the Silver Fox

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2015

The Streator Police Department is asking for your help to find who broke out a glass door at the Silver Fox.

Police say around 1:20 Tuesday morning, two men were walking by the wedding reception venue in the 100 block of Park Street when one of them broke out the glass of the front door. The two suspects continued walking north on Park Street.

The owner of the Silver Fox is offering a $100 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those involved.

If you have any information on the incident, contact the Streator CrimeStoppers or the Streator Police Department.

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