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Police 2-13-18

The Times relies on reports furnished by police in our coverage area. If you know of a police matter but do not see it reported in The Times, contact us at 815-431-4050, 815-431-4082 or


Michael G. Thompson, 22, Ottawa, was arrested Tuesday morning in the 700 block of West Norris Drive on a domestic battery complaint. He was taken to the county jail.

Rachael N. Carter, 31, Marseilles, was cited Monday in the 500 block of East Norris Drive on a complaint she was driving while license suspended. She was given a court date.

A vehicle driven by Benjamin Blakley, 19, Ottawa, collided with a vehicle driven by Jason Brown, 39, Streator, at 1:10 p.m. Monday at 915 Fosse Road. Blakley was cited on a complaint he improperly turned left in the face of oncoming traffic.

Police received a report Sunday morning a vehicle in the 1600 block of West Madison Street was entered and "gone through," but nothing taken.

Reports came in Sunday morning of car burglaries in the 700 block of Pierce, 1600 block of West Jefferson and the 1300 block of West Jefferson streets.

A report was received Saturday a person on the city's West Side received harassing phone calls.

A report came in Saturday a truck was damaged in the 900 block of West Joliet Street.


Police are investigating a report from Monday a theft occurred in the 1500 block of North Baker Street.

La Salle County

Jodi Shove, 41, Sheridan, was arrested Friday on complaints of DUI, improper lane usage and driving too fast for conditions. She was given a court date. Shove was involved in a traffic crash with Rachel Burdette, 24, Utica, at about 5:55 p.m. Friday on East 2351st Road in Serena Township. Shove and Burdette were taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich.

Fire Calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to 1111 W. McKinley Road for what turned out to be a fire alarm malfunction.

At 2:55 p.m. Monday, Ottawa firefighters responded to 903 E. Center St. for a carbon monoxide alarm. They found nothing.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 2:56 p.m. Monday to 627 Epworth Place for a carbon monoxide alarm. They found nothing.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 4:23 p.m. Monday to 701 W. McKinley Road for a fire alarm. They learned an alarm was accidentally set off when it was hit by a volleyball.

At 8:04 p.m. Monday, Ottawa firefighters responded to the CSX railroad property along Boyce Memorial Drive, where power lines were on fire.

Streator firefighters responded at 1:03 p.m. Monday to 609 N. Everett St. for a fire alarm. Cooking odor was the cause.

Streator firefighters responded at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday to 1314 N. Park St. for a report of a natural gas odor. They found nothing.

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