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Crime & Courts

Ottawa burglary suspects indicted

A La Salle County grand jury convened Tuesday and indicted three men for a September burglary in which they were allegedly caught on the homeowner’s surveillance camera.

Xavier Bennett, 21, and Wesley Brewer, 19, and Michael Thompson, 24, all of Ottawa, all were indicted on charges of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony with a base sentencing range of 4-15 years in prison.

Bennett and Brewer are being held in La Salle County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bond and Thompson is being held on $60,000.

All three were developed as suspects after Ottawa police were summoned early Sept. 16 to a residence in the 1200 block of Ontario Street. There, the homeowner retrieved surveillance footage of the entry and posted it on Facebook.

Also indicted were: Michael Szewczyk, 54, of 728 Fourth St., La Salle (two counts of child pornography); Malinda Missel, 43, of 1250 E. Bluff St., Marseilles (aggravated battery); Stephanie Losoya, 39, of 701 Lundy St., Streator (four counts of harassment of a witness); Stevie Habbe, 33, of 300 Third St., No. 3, La Salle (driving while revoked); Travis Billups, 31, of 1716 1st St., Peru (two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Edward Pickford, 22, homeless (indecent solicitation of a child); Charles Rowe, 28, of 801½ Fifth Ave., Mendota (disorderly conduct); Joseph Adams, 37, of 901 Grant St., Apt. 82, La Salle (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Tyler Dennis, 24, of 418 S. Locust St., Wenona (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Maceo Johnston, 22, of 648 Glidden Ave., DeKalb (unlawful delivery of a controlled substance); Chelsea Hardin, 24, of 307 Main St., Sparland (unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver); Ricky Wilson, 49, of 1025 N. Railroad St., Sandwich (driving while revoked); June Nemec, 46, of 8045 Van Emmon Road, Yorkville (unlawful possession of a controlled substance); Faith Navarro, 43, of 691 E. Bluff St., Marseilles (two counts of theft); Anita Humphrey, 61, of 1329 N. Lake St., Aurora (unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle; aggravated fleeing and eluding); Shane Farrell, 37, of 1120 Post St., Ottawa (unlawful possession of a controlled substance); Kristin Zwickey, 24, of 12585 Timber Ridge, Pleasant Prairie, Wis. (unlawful possession of a controlled substance; obstructing justice); David Grandadam, 41, of 1426 N. 30th Road, Ottawa (criminal damage to government property); Mason Corbin, 20, homeless (unlawful possession of a controlled substance).

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