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Police blotter 1-14-20

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John Biagioni, 73, Marseilles, was cited Monday in the 500 block of East Norris Drive on complaints of driving while license revoked, no insurance and failure to signal when required. Biagioni was released with a court date.

Tiaira L. Phillips, 27, Ottawa, was cited Monday in the 400 block of East Superior Street on complaints of driving while license suspended and no insurance. Phillips was released with a court date.


Jennifer Fonseca, 41, Streator, was cited 1:55 p.m. Monday on the 1100 block of North Park Street on a complaint of driving while license suspended. Fonseca was released with a court date.

La Salle County

Mary Bray, 27, Ottawa, was cited at 8:24 p.m. Monday at Route 23 and North 22nd Road in Farm Ridge Township on complaints of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Bray struck another vehicle from behind being driven by Edward Collins, 67, Grand Ridge, who was southbound on Route 23 and attempting to turn onto North 22nd Road. Both drivers were treated and released by Grand Ridge EMS.

Fire calls

Ottawa firefighters responded at 1:34 a.m. Thursday to 501 Chambers St. for a burglary alarm set off by the wind.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 2:05 p.m. Thursday to 325 Erickson St. for an odor investigation. No leak was detected but the resident was advised to have their furnace serviced and install a new carbon monoxide detector.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 9:36 a.m. Saturday to 651 Grover Ave. for a carbon monoxide detector going off as a result of a power outage.

Ottawa firefighters responded at 10:17 a.m. Saturday to 413 W. Jackson St. for a burning smell. The smell was traced to a bad blower on the furnace and resident was advised to keep it off until it can be serviced.

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