Social Media Helps Solve Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – A fifth person is being charged in connection to a residential burglary that occurred in Ottawa. The Ottawa Police Department were called to the 1100 block of First Avenue on the morning of May 29th for a report of stolen items taken from the residence while the occupants were asleep. Police state that after several posts were discovered on social media, the Ottawa Police Detectives connected four male juveniles from Ottawa to the burglary. Police say an arrest warrant for an additional male was made on Tuesday for 19-year-old Alex T. Baiz of Marseilles, who was arrested, and was taken to the LaSalle County Jail and is charged with Residential Burglary. Ottawa Detectives were able to recover a majority of the items taken in the burglary.