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Spring Valley Police


Police responded to a three-vehicle traffic accident in the intersection of Dakota and Hennessy streets at 8:51 p.m. Sept. 28. A vehicle driven by Ashley Balma, 20, of Utica struck a vehicle driven by Nicole J. Meyer, 31, of Spring Valley which struck a vehicle driven by Maria L. Bahena, 58, of Spring Valley. Meyer was charged with driving too fast for conditions and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Balma was charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and zero tolerance. Bahena was transported to St. Margaret’s Hospital by 10/33 Ambulance.

Warrant arrests

Donald J. Billingsley, 42, of Spring Valley was picked up in his home at 119 W. Second St. at 7:48 p.m. Sept. 28 on three LaSalle County warrants for failure to appear for suspended registration, for failure to appear for false insurance card and for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Travis L. Ford, 28, of DePue was picked up on a Grundy County warrant at 305 W. St. Paul St. at 4:41 p.m. Sept. 24 for failure to appear for possession of cannabis.

Suspended license

Jeremy P. Cooley, 25, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while license suspended in the intersection of Mary and Dakota streets at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 27.

Deer accident

A vehicle driven by Chris R. Vasquez, 54, of LaSalle struck a deer on Spring Valley-Marquette Highway near Marquette Road at 3:24 p.m. Sept. 28.


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