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Police blotter 3-19-20

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Erica T. Mukes, 37, Ottawa, was cited Wednesday at Old Chicago and Canal roads on complaints of driving while license suspended and no insurance. Mukes was released with a court date.

Andrew E. Garrison, 32, Ottawa, was arrested Thursday in the 1600 block of Sycamore Street on a La Salle County failure to appear warrant on a charge of driving while license suspended. Garrison was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

Fire calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday to 919 Joliet St. for a report of a house filled with smoke. Firefighters found plastic melted in the oven and ventilated the home.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday to 906 Canal St. for an alarm but nothing was found.

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