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Police Reports

Police 7.15.18

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u Deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 1782 Route 23 in Bruce Township. Lance Champlain, 60, of Pontiac, was driving north on Route 23 when his vehicle went off the road to the east and struck a mailbox and utility pole, coming to a rest in a cornfield. No citations were issued. Grand Ridge emergency personnel responded and Champlain was taken by helicopter to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

u Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash about about 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Routes 251 and 18 in Hope Township. Marcie Jenkins, 36, of Hopedale, was driving west on Route 18 when she failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a vehicle driven by Stanley Michaels, 67, of Pontiac. Michaels was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital by Wenona emergency personnel. Jenkins was cited on a complaint of disobeying a traffic control device.

u Nicholas Villarreal, 25, of Streator, was arrested at about 10 p.m. Saturday at Route 18 and East 24th Road on complaints of driving while license suspended, speeding, and no insurance. He was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

u Jack Hays III, 26, of Streator, was arrested at about 12:40 p.m. Friday at Route 23 and North 17th Road on complaints of DUI (drugs), speeding and improper lane usage. He was taken to the county jail.

u Streator firefighters responded at 10:05 a.m. Friday to an unattended fire at 1016 E. Wilson St. The fire was extinguished.

u Streator firefighters responded to an alarm at 148 a.m. Saturday at 609 N. Everett St. The alarm was activated by someone smoking.

u Streator firefighters responded at 3:40 .m. Sunday to an alarm at 609 N. Everett St. There was no fire.

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