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Police 4-16-18

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Streator

Police responded at 6:15 a.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of Madison Street for a report of boys going through a vehicle. As a result, they took a Streator boy, 17, to the county detention home on a complaint he possessed marijuana with intent to deliver. Another Streator boy, 15, was referred to juvenile authorities on a theft complaint.

Wendy Lowman, 45, Streator, was arrested at 8:52 p.m. Sunday at Westgate Plaza on complaints of DUI and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Lowman's vehicle had hit a light pole. She was given a court date.

A report was received Sunday morning a purse was stolen from a vehicle the previous night in the 200 block of East Fourth Street.

According to a Sunday report, a knife was stolen the previous night from a vehicle in the 300 block of West Stanton Street.

A report from Sunday said two vehicles, owned by the same person, were shot with a BB gun the previous night in the 800 block of North Park Street.

According to a Sunday report, an ashtray was stolen from a vehicle the previous night in the 500 block of James Street.

Numerous items were stolen from a vehicle in the 700 block of East Elm Street, according to a Sunday report.

A report was received Sunday evening numerous items were stolen from a house in the 100 block of West Elm Street.

Ottawa

Suzann G.K. Rich, 26, Ottawa, was cited Saturday in the 600 block of Clinton Street on a complaint she was driving while her license was suspended. She posted bond.

Peter F. Benavides, 37, Ottawa, was cited Saturday in the 1100 block of First Avenue on complaints of driving while license suspended, no insurance and disobeying a stop sign. He was given a court date.

Jerica D. Milligan, 26, Rockford, was arrested Sunday in the 400 block of East Washington Street on a trespass complaint. She was taken to the county jail.

An Ottawa boy, 12, was referred to juvenile authorities Sunday on a domestic battery complaint.

Jonathan R. Smith, 44, homeless, from Colorado Springs, Colo., was arrested Sunday in the 2700 block of Columbus Street on two Colorado warrants for auto theft. He was taken to the county jail.

Carla M. Balcazar, 25, Mendota, was cited Sunday in the 200 block of East Norris Drive on a complaint she was driving while her license was suspended. She posted bond.

La Salle County

Cody Parsons, 25, Streator, was arrested at 10:49 a.m. Sunday at his home on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge and a writ. He was taken to the county jail.

Jason Barns, 38, Streator, was arrested at 1:11 p.m. Sunday at his home on a Bureau County warrant for failing to appear on a charge of driving while license suspended. He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Fire Calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 8:07 p.m. Friday to the YMCA, 201 E. Jackson St., for a fire alarm. They found an alarm in the gym had been pulled, but there was no fire.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 7:22 p.m. Friday to 801 E. Etna Road for a fire alarm. They found the motor in a humidifier had overheated.

At 8:35 a.m. Friday, Ottawa firefighters responded to an alarm at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, but learned the alarm had been activated as a test.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 7:44 p.m. Sunday to the Fox River Park bathroom at Superior and Champlain streets for a fire in a trash can.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 3:25 p.m. Sunday to 900 Paul St. for a fire alarm, which was caused by cooking.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 5:28 a.m. Sunday to 403 Pearl St., where a tree came down, also bringing down a power line.

Streator firefighters responded at 10:48 a.m. Monday to the YMCA, 710 Oakley Ave., for a report of a natural gas odor. They found nothing.

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