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Crime & Courts

Police 9-10-18

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According to a report, a vehicle in traffic at Route 23 and Interstate 80 was hit by an unknown vehicle at about 3:57 p.m. Sept. 4. The offending vehicle was a grayish-green SUV, possible a Chevrolet with a yellow license plate. The vehicle went west on I-80.

A vehicle driven by an Ottawa girl, 16, crashed with a vehicle driven by Ryan L. Gage, 18, Ottawa, at about 9:28 p.m. Saturday at Columbus and Joliet streets. The girl was cited on a complaint she violated her license restrictions.

A vehicle driven by Robert J. Grieves, 28, Streator, crashed with a vehicle driven by Shainah L. Vezain, 21, Marseilles, at about 8:12 p.m. Sunday at Norris Drive and Champlain Street. Grieves was cited on a complaint he failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

A pickup driven by Shirley A. Geiger, 70, crashed with an SUV driven by Morgan P. Guthrie, 28, Ottawa, at about 1:52 p.m. Friday at First Avenue and Gentleman Road. Geiger was cited on a complaint she failed to yield. Guthrie was cited on a complaint of no proof of insurance.

La Salle County

Alex Oceguera, 36, Peru, was arrested at 3:19 a.m. Sunday in La Salle on complaints of resisting police, obstructing police and aggravated fleeing and eluding police, driving while license revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage and disobeying stop signs.

Fire Calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 10:57 a.m. Sunday to 801 E. Etna Road for a fire alarm, which was caused by cooking.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 10:30 a.m. and 5:52 p.m. Saturday to 906 Canal St. The first alarm was set off by the use of bug bombs. The second alarm was caused by cooking.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 12:15 p.m. Saturday to 1446 Pickwick St. for a carbon monoxide alarm. They found nothing.

Streator firefighters responded at 10 p.m. Sunday to 1602 N. Bloomington St. for a dumpster fire.

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