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Police/Fire Reports

Bureau County Sheriff

Deer accident

A vehicle driven by Kyle B. Harmon, 37, of Tiskilwa struck a deer on 1365 North Avenue near Route 26, southeast of Princeton, at 7 p.m. Jan. 3.


A vehicle driven by Mildred A. Mackiney, 71, of Princeton went off the roadway, entered the ditch and struck a telephone box on Route 26 near 2050 North Avenue, north of Princeton, at 2:04 p.m. Jan. 1.

Following an accident, Austin L. Hawthorne, 19, of Streator was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle on Route 40 near 2875 North Avenue, west of Walnut, at 10:36 a.m. Jan. 4.

Following an accident, Robert W. Ames, 38, of Bureau was charged with improper lane usage, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident on 3450 East Street near South Spring Creek Drive near Spring Valley at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 5.

Traffic stops

Lauren A. Hale, 21, of Galesburg was charged with speeding on Route 29 near 890 North Avenue, southwest of Bureau, at 8:01 p.m. Jan. 3.

Lisa Diane Powell, 39, of Kewanee was charged with driving while license revoked/suspended on Route 34 near 1950 North Avenue in Dover at 9:46 p.m. Jan. 3.

Harold L. Nutter, 54, of Spring Valley was charged with speeding on 1800 North Avenue near Route 89, south of Cherry, at 11:17 p.m. Jan. 4.

Bradley J. Walesa, 21, of Van Orin was charged with speeding on Plank Road near 1700 North Avenue, east of Ladd, at 1:43 a.m. Jan. 5.

Adam T. Werntz, 24, of Freeport was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding on Route 40 near 1925 North Avenue, south of Manlius, at 7:14 p.m. Jan. 5.

Rodrigo Carbajal, 23, of DePue was charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle on Route 29 near 2750 East Street in DePue at 8:15 p.m. Jan. 5.

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