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    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Peru Police Arrest and Citation Report 8/29/2023

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Case Number 23-15314
Occurred Monday 08/28/2023 at 10:13am
Location HYVEE GROCERY STORE
1651 MIDTOWN RD
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident ADJ-OV Retail Theft Must Appear
Arrestee CARLIE M. CRAIG Age 34 Female
LASALLE IL 61301
Arrested Tuesday 08/29/2023 at 10:05am
Charges (Peru)ADJ-OV Retail Theft Must Appear Over$100.00
On 08/29/2023 Peru Police Officers were dispatched to a retail theft that occurred on 08/28/2023 at Hyvee Grocery store. After a brief investigation Craig was charged with retail theft. Craig was released with a City of Peru ordinance citation for retail theft with a mandatory court appearance on September 13, 2023 at 1700 hrs.

Case Number 23-15256
Occurred Monday 08/28/2023 at 9:47am
Location 2700 block MAIN ST
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident DOG BITE
Arrestee KELLY R. POWELL Age 45 Female
PERU IL 61354
Arrested Monday 08/28/2023 at 10:30am
Charges (Peru)ADJ-OV Vaccination of dogs-Rabies tag
Peru Police Officers were dispatched to the call of a dog bite at 2703 Main St. After a brief investigation Kelly Powell was issued a Peru City Ordinance Citation for vaccination of dogs. Powell was released on a must appear Peru City Ordinance court date of September 13, 2023 at 1700 hrs.

Case Number 23-15223
Occurred Sunday 08/27/2023 at 4:30pm
Location 2023 WALMART SUPERCENTER
5307 IL RT 251
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident ADJ RETAIL THEFT
Arrestee CARRIE A. QUITNO Age 34 Female
OTTAWA IL 61350
Arrested Sunday 08/27/2023 at 6:32pm
Charges (Peru)ADJ-OV Retail Theft $50.00-$100.00
Officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a report of a retail theft. Upon the completion of an investigation, Quinton was placed under arrest and served a city ordinance citation for retail theft.

Case Number 23-15216
Occurred Sunday 08/27/2023 at 2:58pm
Location SHOOTING PARK RD//SYCAMORE ST INTERSECTION
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident Possession of Stolen Vehicle/Poss. Meth
Arrestee JAMIE L. AUCHINCLOSS Age 40 Female
SPRING VALLEY IL 61362
Arrested Sunday 08/27/2023 at 6:50pm
Charges Unlawful Possession Stolen Motor Vehicle
Possession of Methamphetamine
Following the locating of a stolen vehicle and an investigation, the subject was arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Case Number 23-15199
Occurred Sunday 08/27/2023 at 3:12am
Location US RT 6//TERMINAL RD INTERSECTION
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident DUI of Alcohol
Arrestee LIZBETH CASTILLO Age 29 Female
SPRING VALLEY IL 61362
Arrested Sunday 08/27/2023 at 3:29am
Charges Driving Under Influence Alcohol
Driving Under Influence Alcohol BAC .08 or Higher
Improper Lane Usage/Laned Roadway
Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle
During a traffic stop, the driver, Lizbeth Castillo, was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. She was released with other citations and released on a mandatory court date of 10-02-23.

Case Number 23-15197
Occurred Sunday 08/27/2023 at 1:13am
Location 7TH ST//ORLEANS ST INTERSECTION
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident DUI ALCOHOL
Arrestee MICHAEL S. WATTS Age 64 Male
PERU IL 61354
Arrested Sunday 08/27/2023 at 1:24am
Charges Driving Under Influence Alcohol
Driving Under Influence Alcohol BAC .08 or Higher
Driving in Wrong Lane
Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Expired Registration Sticker
Following a traffic stop, Michael Watts was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol .08 or greater, driving in the wrong lane, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and operating a vehicle with expired registration. Michael posted his IL. driver’s license and was released.

Case Number 23-15164
Occurred Saturday 08/26/2023 at 11:00am
Location IL RT 251//SHOOTING PARK RD INTERSECTION
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident Failure to report accident to police authority
Arrestee RICHARD C. HYSON Age 47 Male
LASALLE IL 61301
Arrested Saturday 08/26/2023 at 12:25pm
Charges Failure to report accident to police authority
Subject was charged with the above following an accident investigation.

Case Number 23-15139
Occurred Friday 08/25/2023 at 9:23pm
Location 6TH ST//ORLEANS ST INTERSECTION
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident DUI ALCOHOL
Arrestee RICKY A. DEARING Age 59 Male
PERU IL 61354
Arrested Friday 08/25/2023 at 9:43pm
Charges Driving Under Influence Alcohol
Driving Under Influence Alcohol BAC .08 or Higher
One headlight
Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Expired Registration Sticker
Illegal Transportation Alcohol Liquor
Following a traffic stop, Ricky Dearing was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol .08 or greater, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with one headlight, operating a vehicle with expired registration, and illegal transportation of alcohol. Ricky was released on a notice to appear.

Case Number 23-15126
Occurred Friday 08/25/2023 at 5:05pm
Location MCDONALDS RESTAURANT (NORTH)
5251 TROMPETER RD
PERU, IL 61354
Type of Incident DOMESTIC BATTERY
Arrestee JOSHUA P. SWIETEK Age 23 Male
SPRING VALLEY IL 61362
Arrested Friday 08/25/2023 at 9:41pm
Charges Domestic Battery
On August 25, 2023, Joshua P. Swietek was arrested for domestic battery. Joshua was transported to La Salle County Jail.

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