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Police/Fire Reports

Spring Valley Police

Criminal sexual assault

James A. McKee, 64, of Spring Valley was charged with the Class X felony of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, in his home in the 300 block of West Second Street, Spring Valley, at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 23. McKee allegedly had sexual contact with a male under the age of 13 years old on Nov. 22 in his residence.

Retail theft

Tiffany R. Pratt, 27, of LaSalle was charged with retail theft and driving while license suspended at Happy’s Super Service Station at 12:08 p.m. Nov. 22.

Driving while revoked

Daniel Garcia, 25, of DePue was charged with speeding and driving while license revoked on Route 6 near Route 89 at 6:41 p.m. Nov. 21.


A vehicle driven by Michael R. Majchrzak, 42, of Peru struck a stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Nelson streets at 9:37 p.m. Nov. 22. Majchrzak was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving in the wrong lane, disobeying stop sign and speeding 55 mph in a 45-mph zone.

A vehicle driven by Gregory A. Bulak, 45, of Spring Valley backed into a vehicle owned by Jennifer Jablanski, 43, of Spring Valley on Oakdale Avenue at 6 p.m. Nov. 10.

Deer accident

A vehicle driven by Cheryl Lucas-McCoy, 36, of LaSalle struck a deer on Route 6 near Oak Street at 1:40 a.m. Nov. 24.

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