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Oglesby man turns himself in for sexual abuse charges

Posted by wlpo on January 23, 2015

Accusations of sexual contact with a person younger than 18 have a man in Oglesby facing criminal sexual abuse charges.

Marshall Brennen the 3rd of Oglesby turned himself into the police Thursday afternoon. Brennen was wanted on a La Salle County warrant for three counts of criminal aggravated sexual abuse.

Brennen posted $75,000 for bond and is free and awaiting a court date.

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La Salle man arrested on an immigration warrant

Posted by wlpo on January 15, 2015

A traffic stop in La Salle led police to a man wanted on an immigration warrant. Heber Borland of La Salle was stopped early Wednesday morning and arrested on the warrant issued by the Department of Homeland Security. He was also ticketed for driving while license suspended and a La Salle County failure to appear warrant.

Borland was being held at the La Salle County Jail before being taken into custody by immigration officials.

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Massachusetts man arrested after traffic stop in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on December 23, 2014

A man from Massachusetts probably wasn’t planning to visit Ottawa, Illinois but he’s there now. William Baldelli of Sunberry, Massachusetts was arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near La Salle Monday night.

Baldelli was taken to the La Salle County Jail where he was awaiting a bond hearing.

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Man arrested after what police call a brief pursuit in La Salle and Peru

Posted by wlpo on December 22, 2014

A traffic stop that started in La Salle eventually ended in Peru and left a man from Peru facing a serious charge.

Zachary Savitch of Peru was arrested around 2am Sunday for aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude police, a class four felony, and unlawful possession of cannabis, a less serious charge.

Police say they briefly chased Savitch from La Salle to Seventh and Monks Streets in Peru. Savitch was given a handful of ticketed for allegedly running stop signs and speeding. He was being held in the La Salle County Jail with his bond set at $10,000.

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Fake city employee prompts an alert from the Peru Police Department

Posted by wlpo on December 10, 2014

If a man claiming to be a City of Peru employee wants inside of your home, be suspicious. A man claiming to be a city worker fooled an elderly woman in Peru Tuesday afternoon.

Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei says a man visited a house on the southwest side of town and got inside by claiming he was there because of a water problem.  Bernabei says there was no water problem and suggests that you warn your elderly friends and neighbors know of the scam.

The man was described as white, young and neatly dressed.

If someone comes to your home claiming to be a city worker but they’re not in a city truck, close the door and call the police.

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Woman and child sought by Ottawa Police Department

Posted by wlpo on December 9, 2014

You normally don’t think twice when you see a woman with a toddler, but the Ottawa Police Department is hoping you’ll pay close attention. They’re looking for 29-year-old Shalane Stevens and her two-year-old son, Cortez White.

Police say the boy is supposed to be in DCFS custody but they believe he might be with Stevens. Cortez is described as black and big for his age. He was last seen wearing red Disney “Cars” pajamas.

Police say Stevens is white, 5’1″ and 180 pounds and was last seen Sunday night near the McDonald’s in Ottawa.

If you know where either of them is, call the Ottawa Police Department.

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Streator Police are looking for a prowler

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2014

Lock your windows if you live in Streator. The police are looking for a man went to a home on East Livingston Street and opened a bedroom window.

It happened around 10:30pm Wednesday night. Police say the man reached inside the room but took off after a person inside screamed.  The only description police have of the man is that he had a tattoo on his left wrist that looked like barbed-wire. His hands also looked filthy.

If you have any information, call the Streator Police Department or Streator Crimestoppers.

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UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for man accused of firing a gun in public

Posted by wlpo on September 15, 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of firing a gun in Streator. Police continue to look for 23-year-old Brandon Stewart. They believe he was driving a white, 2006 Nissan SUV when he fired a shot Saturday. The warrant was issued Monday for aggravated use of a weapon.

If you have information about him, don’t approached him. Instead call the Streator Police Department or Streator Crimestoppers.

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Sign thief or thieves running around in Mendota

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2014

Have you noticed any street signs missing in Mendota?  According to the NewsTribune, Police Chief Tom Smith says there has recently been a rash of sign thefts. He says only a few street and traffic signs that have gone missing have been found.

Smith is asking you to remain alert and call the police department if you have information about the sign thefts or see anything suspicious.

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