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Police/Fire Reports

Bureau County Sheriff

Retail theft

Tyler C. Williams, 33, of Walnut was charged with retail theft in the 600 block of West North Street in Walnut at 9:03 a.m. March 8.

Traffic stops

Christine A. Hochstatter, 69, of Mineral was charged with speeding on Wyanet-Walnut Road near 1650 North Avenue, north of Wyanet, at 5:51 p.m. March 8.

Emanuel S. Gates, 29, of Moline was charged with no valid driver’s license on Interstate 80 eastbound near mile marker 64, west of Ladd, at 3:11 a.m. March 12.


Jessica J. Lewis, 27, of Manlius and Elizabeth E. Jamison, 20, of Manlius were both charged with battery in the 200 block of South Fourth Street in Manlius at 11:49 a.m. March 9.


Anthony Nicholas Doubek, 20, of Granville was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while under the influence of alcohol on Backbone Road near Route 26 in Princeton, at 11:44 a.m. March 9.

Deer accidents

A vehicle driven by Michael S. Reed, 54, of Tiskilwa struck a deer on 1525 East Street near 300 North Avenue, east of Milo, at 11:30 p.m. March 10.

A vehicle driven by Rosemary McCauley, 56, of Tiskilwa struck a deer on 1000 North Avenue near 1700 East Street, west of Tiskilwa, at 6:20 p.m. March 10.

A vehicle driven by Jill M. Spencer, 51, of Marseilles struck a deer on Route 26 near 1950 North Avenue, west of Princeton, at 9:13 p.m. March 9.

A vehicle driven by John C. Fidler, 66, of Hopewell struck a deer on Interstate 180 near mile marker 8, east of Princeton, at 7:31 p.m. March 7.


A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Sterling girl lost control on the Route 26 exit ramp off Interstate 180, northwest of Bureau, at 12:12 a.m. March 10. According to the report, the ramp was covered with an excessive amount of water, which caused the vehicle to drift off the roadway into deeper water before becoming submerged. The driver was rescued by the Princeton Fire Department.

A vehicle driven by Gary D. Higgins, 59, of Seneca backed into a vehicle driven by Joshua S. Baker, 49, of Princeton in the intersection of Route 40 and Route 6, north of Buda, at 2:54 p.m. March 8.

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