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Police 2-5-18

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  • Robert W. Thraen, 42, homeless, was cited Friday in the 1200 block of La Salle Street on a complaint of criminal damage to property. He was given a court date.
  • Heather L. Miller, 47, Ottawa, was arrested Friday at her home on a domestic battery complaint. She was taken to the county jail.
  • Mark A. Collins, 28, Ottawa, was arrested Saturday at Van Buren and State streets on a complaint of resisting police and a Will County warrant for unlawful restraint. He was taken to the county jail.
  • Thomas M. Aussem, 48, Ottawa, was arrested Friday in the 200 block of West Marquette Street on complaints of DUI, improper lane usage, no insurance and disobeying a train signal. He posted bond.
  • Ronald Robinson-Cromwell, 30, Streator, was cited Friday at Walmart on complaints of retail theft and trespass. He was given a court date.
  • A report was received an unknown vehicle hit a pickup truck in traffic at about 1:30 p.m. Friday at Main and Columbus streets.


  • A report was received at 10:28 a.m. Friday, that about 45 minutes earlier someone entered a home at 501 S. Monroe St. and stole four cell phones.
  • At 1:52 p.m. Saturday, police received a report of a shoplifter at 11 Northpoint Drive. The matter is under investigation.
  • A report was received at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, an unknown vehicle drove through a yard at 922 Bazore St.

La Salle County

  • Angalo Magnotti, 27, Spring Valley, was cited Sunday on complaints of leaving the scene of an accident, failing to give information after an accident with damage, failing to report accident to police, no insurance, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving on the shoulder. He was in a single-vehicle crash on Route 71 in Eden Township. He was given a court date.

Fire Calls

  • Ottawa firefighters responded at 1:24 p.m. Friday to 4200 Columbus St. for a fire alarm. They found nothing unusual.
  • At 2:17 p.m. Saturday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 2751 Columbus St. for a report of light smoke inside the building. No source of the smoke could be found.
  • Ottawa firefighters responded at 7:45 p.m. Saturday to 900 Paul St. for a fire alarm caused by cooking odors.
  • At 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 301 E. McKinley Road for a fire alarm. They found nothing unusual.

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