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Archive for August 6th, 2016

Peru Man and Joliet Woman Latest Arrests in Peru Drug Crackdown

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2016

The Peru Police have made their efforts to crack down on heroin dealers in the Illinois Valley well-known. That investigation led them to two alleged crack cocaine dealers who were busted Friday.

The first arrest was 51-year old Carl Winchester who was picked up at his house in the city just after 5. He was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance but police say more charges are expected after they found crack cocaine in his house while he was being arrested.

A Joliet woman was also busted for allegedly selling drugs in Peru. Thirty-two year old Kandi Davis was arrested Friday night after 9:30. Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei said he “genuinely believes these are the first in the next round of arrests.”

Winchester and Davis were taken to the LaSalle County jail where his bond was set at $500,000 and she is still waiting on a bond hearing.

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Troubled boaters towed to safety Saturday

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2016

Trouble on the water at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam had a happy ending Saturday.  Sgt. Phil Wire with the Conservation Police said an Michigan man and his nephew were boating about 5pm on the Illinois River when the boat’s battery failed. They anchored very close to an inlet that takes water in to generate electricity.

Fortunately, the gates were closed and there was no undertow. Conservation police towed the 2 to the Starved Rock Marina.  Wire said both were in good shape and received no boating violations.  Another visitor had seen the boaters in trouble and called authorities.

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Mendota Man Reports 57,000 Gallons of Water Used at Vacant Oswego Home

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2016

Imagine finding out more than 50,000 gallons of water were used at your house when you thought it was empty.

According to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation is ongoing after 45-year old Ronald Radnovich of Mendota filed a theft report. Radnovich says between January and March of this year, 57,000 gallons of water were used at a home in Oswego which had not been occupied at the time, according to police.

The Sheriff’s Office report lists the claim as a “theft over $500.” Police are diving into an investigation based on the report.

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Ottawa Man Arrested After Alleged Armed Robbery of Tropical Sno

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2016

The man who was wanted for armed robbery of the Tropical Sno in Ottawa is in custody.

Ottawa Police say they arrested 27-year old Allan Green of Ottawa Friday. He is accused of showing a gun last Saturday and taking an undisclosed amount of money from the Tropical Sno. Green was charged after an interview with police that was about a different incident altogether.

Green was also believed to have taken an air conditioner from the Ottawa Wal-Mart on July 22nd, according to police. He was arrested and charged with retail theft for that, before getting additional charges of aggravated robbery while in custody.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Green had just been granted parole back in December, and had an extensive criminal past. As a result, he was taken to the LaSalle County Jail where he is being held on no bond.

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Heroin and a Stolen Handgun Lead to Two Arrests in Streator

Posted by wlpo on August 6, 2016

Two suspected drug dealers are off the streets in Streator courtesy of an Illinois Valley drug enforcement team.

Tri-DENT Agents searched the home of 21-year old Rashad Anchando where 20-year old Romeo Blackman of Chicago was shortly before 5:00 Friday morning. There, they say they found 9 grams of, what they believe to be, heroin on Blackman and another 41 baggies of alleged heroin in the house. They also found a loaded handgun that was allegedly stolen from the state of Mississippi.

Blackman and Anchando have been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, as well as possession of a stolen weapon. They were taken to the county jail in Ottawa where they will wait for a bond hearing.

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