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Crime & Courts

Police blotter 3-20-20

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Andrew C. Stramel, 25, Ottawa, was arrested Monday at East Stevenson Road and Columbus Street on complaints of DUI and speeding. Stramel was released after posting his driver's license as bond.

Glenn W. Jones, 33, Ottawa, was arrested Thursday at his residence on the 700 block of East Norris Drive on a warrant for a charge of aggravated battery.

Fire calls

Ottawa firefighters responded 7:15 a.m. Thursday to the corner of Lafayette and Sycamore streets for a report of smoke coming from an air conditioning unit. The smoke happened to be normal exhaust from a furnace. No issue was found.

Ottawa firefighters responded 6:09 p.m. Thursday to 1508 W. Jackson St. for a report of a gas leak at a residence. The resident turned off the gas and Nicor was called.

At 9:16 p.m. Thursday, Streator firefighters responded to an illegal burn at 301 Lukins St. The fire was extinguished.

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