Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hanover Man Arrested

On 02/17/20 at approximately 10:02 pm, Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Hanover, IL for a domestic 
situation involving a person with an active warrant. While searching for the individual Officers checked the Hangover Tap 
in Hanover where they spoke to Gary L. Pettera who was bartending. Pettera stated he knew the wanted individual and that he was not at the bar. Pettera stated he had been at the bar for an hour and had not seen the individual. The Officers 
discovered the wanted individual was seated in the bar in plain sight of Pettera. Pettera was arrested for Obstructing a 
Peace Officer and searched during the arrest. Officers located several prescription pills classified as a controlled substance that Pettera admitted he did not have a prescription for. Pettera was transported to the Jo Daviess County Jail. This case is under further investigation. 

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