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Police 3-8-18

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  • Officers responded Wednesday to a report of retail theft of a bottle of alcohol in the 900 block of East Main Street. An investigation is pending.


  • James D. Rieuf, 49, Ottawa, was cited Wednesday at the 400 block of West Norris Drive on a complaint of driving while license revoked. He posted $150 bond.
  • George C. Warren, 47, Ottawa, was arrested Wednesday in the 500 block of Lafayette Street on charges of DUI, improper lane usage, disobeying a stop sign and unlawful possession of open alcohol. He was issued an individual bond.

La Salle County

  • Chelsey Geary, 19, Streator was arrested Wednesday on a complaint of domestic battery of a family member. Geary was taken to county jail.
  • Heather L. Messick, 30, Leonore, was arrested 12:14 a.m. Thursday on a complaint of domestic battery of a household member. She was taken to La Salle County Jail.

Fire Calls

  • Ottawa firefighters responded at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday to La Salle County Housing Authority, 900 Paul St. for an activated alarm. A maintenance worker had activated the alarm. The alarm panel was checked and all systems were normal.
  • Ottawa firefighters responded at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday to 1314 W. Jackson St. for a chirping smoke detector. The batteries were removed and replaced.
  • Streator firefighters responded at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday to 1002 N. Park St. for a vehicle fire. The fire was extinguished.
  • Streator firefighters responded at 5:19 a.m. Thursday to 609 N. Everett St. for an activated alarm. There was burnt food.

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