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Crime & Courts

Police 6-12-18

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A report was received at 2:12 p.m. Monday of a theft in the 1100 block of Sundown Street.

A report came in at 3:25 p.m. Monday an employee at Streator Drugs saw a shoplifter try to steal alcohol, but then return the alcohol when they realized they had been spotted.

Police took a report at 9:33 p.m. Monday of possible gunshots at Grant and Jefferson streets. A responding officer heard what he believed was fireworks, but could not find the source of the fireworks.

A report was received at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday of a theft at Circle K South.


A report was received a parked vehicle was hit by an unknown vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. June 7 at 2754 Columbus St.

La Salle County

David Arthur, 33, Arlington, was arrested at 11:36 p.m. Monday at Route 71 and Interstate 80 on complaints of DUI drugs, driving while license suspended, no rear registration, no rear bumper only one working tail light and no insurance. He was also arrested on a Bureau County warrant for auto theft. He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

A vehicle driven by Curtis Groesbeck, 21, Streator, went off the road, entered a ditch, hit a power pole and turned over. The crash happened at about 12:38 p.m. Monday at North 17th and East 18th roads, just north of Streator. Grand Ridge medics took him to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was not cited.

Fire Calls

Streator firefighters responded at 12:18 p.m. Monday to 609 N. Everett St. for an alarm caused by burnt food.

Streator firefighters responded at 5:07 p.m. Monday to 606 E. Morrell St. for an alarm caused by burnt food.

At 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Streator firefighters responded to 901 N. Wasson St., where a kerosene lamp had turned over.

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