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February 1, 2013

Police, Fire Reports

DANVILLE — Here’s a look at recent law enforcement calls:



Theft in the 300 block of North Vermilion Street.

Disorderly conduct in the 500 block of Porter Street.


Theft in the 900 block of North Collett Street.

A dog stolen in the 1100 block of West Williams Street.

Theft in the 1200 block of Garden Drive.


Theft in the first block of North Virginia Avenue.

Fuel theft at Mobil Super Pantry, 1212 N. Bowman Ave.

Property damage and trespassing in the 1100 block of James Place.

Theft in the 1000 block of East Fairchild Street.

Fuel theft at Village Pantry, 616 S. Bowman Ave.

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Vehicle burglary in the 500 block of South Main Street, Rankin.

Disorderly conduct along County Road 600E, Sidell.

Deceptive practice reported at the 4-Way Saloon, Sidell.

A man and a woman arrested for domestic battery in the 500 block of South Second Street, Hoopeston.

Accidents involving tickets or injuries include:

Thursday, 8:02 a.m. At East West Newell Road and North Vermilion Street involving Chase Connelly, 17, of the first block of West Lake Boulevard, and Katherine Courson, 41, of Bismarck. Connelly was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Thursday, 8:10 a.m. At Williams and Gilbert streets involving Tori Zook, 24, of Catlin, and Deborah Benipal, 53, of Danville. Zook was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Thursday, 8:10 a.m. At Gilbert and Fairchild streets involving Sheri Wiegand, 26, of Tilton, and Joaquin Flores, 38, of the 1900 block of Griggs Street. Wiegand was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident while Flores was cited for driving without insurance.

Thursday, 8:15 a.m. At East Fairchild and North Griffin streets involving Sandra Smith, 33, of the 300 block of Harvey Street, and Zabulan fitzwater, 28, of Georgetown. Smith was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accient.

Thursday, 9:24 a.m. At Bowman Avenue and Williams street involving Tyler Williams-Smith, 20, of the 1200 block of East Main Street, and Abdelkhalek Otamni, 38, of Savoy. Williams-Smith was cited for failure to yield and driving without insurance.

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    The investigation continued Friday evening.

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  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls: Wednesday, 10:18-10:39 a.m. -- A false alarm at 1900 E. Main St. Wednesday, 12:02-12:14 p.m. -- A medical call in the 100 block of South Gilbert Street. Wednesday, 7:55-8:02 p.m. -- A medical call

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