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Two men arrested in Ottawa burglary

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2015

Two men have been charged with burglarizing a rural Ottawa home.

Jerome Shorkey of Earlville and Pietro Coonts of Ottawa were arrested yesterday and charged with residential burglary stemming from a July 10th burglary.

According to the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, Shorkey and Coonts stole firearms, jewelry and money from the home. Some of the stolen items were thrown into the Fox River, but Ottawa River Rescue helped investigators recover some of those items.

Shorkey and Coonts were both taken to the La Salle County Jail. Their bond is set at $100,000 each.

The investigation is ongoing and the sheriff’s office said more arrests are coming in the case.

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