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Crime & Courts

Police blotter 1-15-19

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Margaret F. Bradbury, 55, Streator, was arrested 8:51 p.m. Monday at her residence on a La Salle County warrant for a charge of retail theft. Bradbury was taken to La Salle County Jail.

Fraudulent activity on a credit card was reported at Circle K, 1211 S. Bloomington St.

An unlocked vehicle was reported ransacked sometime overnight Sunday into Monday morning on the 900 block of North Otter Creek Street. Nothing appeared to be missing.

La Salle County

April Smith, 19, rural Streator, was arrested 8:10 p.m. Monday at Marquette and Sixth streets in La Salle on a Woodford County warrant for failure to appear on a charge of burglary. Smith was taken to the La Salle County Jail, needing $3,000 for release.

Stacey Rodrick, 39, La Salle, was arrested 8:22 p.m. Monday at 901 Grant Ave. in La Salle on a La Salle County warrant for a felony retail theft charge. Rodrick was taken to La Salle County Jail, needing $500 for release.

Colter Kempiak, 33, Yorkville, was arrested 8:32 p.m. Monday at 2292 U.S. 52 on complaints of driving on a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration. Kempiak was released with a notice to appear in court.

Collin Treest, 22, Streator, was arrested 9:41 p.m. Monday at East 22nd Road and North 23rd Road on a complaint of driving while license suspended. Treest was given a notice to appear in court.

Fire calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 10:43 a.m. Monday to 621 Shabbona St. for an alarm set off by cooking odors. The facility is owned by Ottawa High School and serves as a home economics classroom.

At 2:34 p.m. Monday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 801 Etna Road to an alarm set off by dust. A carpet was being replaced.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 2:56 p.m. Monday to a CO alarm at 810 W. Superior St. Firefighters found no elevated CO levels and replaced the batteries in the alarm.

Streator firefighters responded at 10:03 a.m. and again at 7:48 p.m. Monday to 609 N. Everett St. The first call was an alarm set off by burnt food and the other an alarm with nothing unusual found.

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