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Ottawa man held on million dollar bond in drug bust

LaSalle County Sheriff's Deputies earlier this week arrested 27 year old Jeremy A. Gossett, of Ottawa. The arrest warrant was for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Gossett was found by LaSalle police and allegedly in possession of over fifteen grams of cocaine on February 6. He was released pending labs.
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Hundreds of New Covid Cases in La Salle County Since May 13

Another person from La Salle County has died as a result of COVID-19. The latest victim was a woman in her 80s. According to the La Salle County Health Department, from May 13 to May 20, the county added 332 more cases of the virus, bringing the total number to just shy of 30,000 since the start of the pandemic.
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LaSalle man held on million dollar bond for cocaine charge

LASALLE – A LaSalle man is in custody after a TRI-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team investigation into cocaine distribution. On Tuesday night, LaSalle County Sheriffs Deputies arrested 27-year-old Jeremy A. Gossett of LaSalle on a warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. In February, LaSalle Police allegedly found Gossett in possession of more than fifteen grams of a substance containing purported cocaine. During a separate investigation, conducted by TRI-Dent, they say Gossett allegedly delivered approximately five grams of a substance containing purported cocaine to agents. He was taken to the LaSalle County Jail and is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
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Ottawa man arrested for LSD delivery

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is facing a Class X Felony for LSD distribution after an investigation by the TRI-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. On Monday Ottawa Police took 25-year-old Peter G. Tomaras into custody on a warrant for alleged delivery of purported LSD to TRI-Dent Agents. He was taken to the LaSalle County Jail and is being held on a $750,000 bond. TRI-Dent consists of LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby, Mendota, Spring Valley and Ottawa Police Departments along with LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County Sheriff’s Offices.
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‘Jelani Day Bill’ signed into law

SPRINGFIELD – The mother of Jelani Day, the late Illinois State University graduate student, is pleased the bill named for her son is now the law in Illinois. Gov. JB Pritzker has signed legislation requiring local law enforcement notify the FBI within 72 hours after the discovery of a body.
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Marseilles man arrested after sex offender compliance checks

A Marseilles man was arrested and charged with failure to register a new address as a sexual offender Monday. 58-year-old Randy Barile, of Marseilles, was picked up as part of countywide compliance checks in LaSalle County this week. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office also alleges that Barile was living within...
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Ottawa man arrested for LSD delivery

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is facing a Class X Felony for LSD distribution after an investigation by the TRI-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. On Monday Ottawa Police took 25-year-old Peter G. Tomaras into custody on a warrant for alleged delivery of purported LSD to TRI-Dent Agents. He was taken to the LaSalle County Jail and is being held on a $750,000 bond. TRI-Dent consists of LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby, Mendota, Spring Valley and Ottawa Police Departments along with LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County Sheriff’s Offices.
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Area students among inductees into IVCC English Honor Society

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Mu Alpha chapter of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honor Society for two-year colleges inducted 34 students at its annual induction ceremony April 28. Among the students recognized were:. Fall 2021: Keina Arteaga, Emme G. Bottom, Aaron Levi Brandner, Rachel Anne Brandner,...
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Streator man arrested in fatal hit-and-run in LaSalle

LaSalle County deputies on Wednesday arrested 26-year-old Gabriel Benitez from a home in Streator. Benitez is accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Sunday south of LaSalle with a cyclist on Route 351. Police allege that Benitez hit 45-year-old Carl J. Telford, of LaSalle, who was riding on an electric...
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LaSalle County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal hit-and-run

UPDATE: An arrest has been made. You can read the update by clicking here. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that crash that happened Sunday on Route 351 south of LaSalle near the I&M Canal entrance. Police say 45-year-old Carl J. Telford, of LaSalle was riding...
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Bicyclist struck in LaSalle hit and run

LASALLE – A bicyclist has been struck in LaSalle in what authorities are describing as a hit and run. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office say they were called on Sunday to Illinois Route 351 near the canal entrance south of LaSalle, where a bicyclist reported being struck. Witnesses described the vehicle as a large, white SUV with a yellow temporary registration plate. The Sheriff’s Office notes the vehicle may be missing its passenger side mirror. Anyone with any details is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
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