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Crime & Courts

Police 7-2-18

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Ashley Hartnett, 25, Streator, was cited at 9:47 a.m. Sunday at her home on complaints of criminal damage to property. She was given a court date.

A report was received at 3:13 p.m. Sunday a person opened their car door in the Walmart parking lot, hitting another vehicle parked next to it and causing damage. The person then drove away.


A truck was hit by an unknown vehicle between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Saturday while parked at Walmart, according to a report.

A truck driven by Angela Walkling, 65, Ottawa, collided with a car driven by Stephanie C. Tanner, 29, Ottawa, at 1:35 p.m. Friday at La Salle and Joliet streets. Walkling was cited on a complaint of improper lane usage.

La Salle County

Jasmin Villalobos, 21, Streator, was arrested at 12:09 a.m. Sunday in rural Streator on complaints of domestic battery and obstructing justice. Police said she pepper sprayed a family member and gave police a false birth date. Alyssa Shelton, 23, Streator, was also arrested on complaints she hit two people with a baton. Villalobos and Shelton were taken to the county jail.

Fire Calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 10:01 p.m. Sunday to 1400 Champlain St., for an accidental fire alarm.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 11:04 a.m. Sunday to 127 E. Norris Drive for a report of smoke in a building. They found smoke was coming from a compressor low on fluid.

At 6:03 p.m. Saturday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 2758 Columbus St. for a sprinkler flow alarm.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 11:46 a.m. Saturday to 120 W. Stevenson Road for a fire alarm pulled by a child for no cause.

At 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 500 E. Norris Drive for a fire alarm malfunction.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 11:50 a.m. Friday to 110 E. Main St., where a person was in a stuck elevator.

At 10:38 p.m. Thursday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 501 Avon Lane, where a child locked their self inside a home, with the rest of the family outside. A firefighter used a ladder to climb through an upstairs window.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 9:09 p.m. Thursday to 523 E. Norris Drive for a fire alarm. They found nothing unusual.

Streator firefighters responded at 10:05 a.m. Monday to 120 E. Northpoint Drive for a single-vehicle traffic crash.

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