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DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 01-17-22 at 1611 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20,000 block of E. IL Rt. 64 for improper display of registration. After an investigation, Louis J. Wright II, age 34 of Kansas City, MO was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Wright was also issued a citation for improper display of registration. Wright was released from the scene on a signature I-Bond with a return court date.

Domestic Battery Arrest

On 01/16/2022 at approximately 1530 hours Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 2760 S. Brooke’s Island Road. Upon further investigation, Regina Tomayo, age 54 from Texas, was arrested for Domestic Battery.  Regina was then transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.​

Traffic Crash with Injuries

​On 1/16/2022 at approximately 0306 hours, Ogle County Deputies and Byron EMS responded to the 10800 block of North Illinois Route 2 for a two-vehicle accident with injury. After further investigation, it was determined that a Ford Mustang driven by, Jason Eldon age 36 of Rockford, left the roadway and struck an embankment becoming disabled in the southbound lane. A Jeep SUV driven by, Amy King age 37 of Byron, was traveling southbound and struck the disabled Ford Mustang. King was released on scene by Byron EMS. Eldon was transported to a local hospital for a suspected minor injury. Eldon was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Improper Traffic Lane Usage. 

Driving while license suspended

On 1/16/2022 at approximately 2203 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 19000 block of east Illinois Route 64. After further investigation, Fredrick Reynolds age 25 of Dekalb, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. Reynolds was also cited for speeding and released on a Notice to Appear with a return court date.

Domestic Arrest

On 01/15/22 at 0521 Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in the 300 block of E South Park Drive in Byron. After an investigation Deputies arrested Diane Harrod, age 53 of Byron, for Aggravated Domestic Battery. Diane Harrod was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic Arrest

On 01/14/22 at 0944 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of North Illinois Route 2.  After a short investigation, Deputies arrested Logan D. Smith, age 30 of Rockford, IL for driving without a license. Smith was transported to Ogle County Jail.

Disturbance

On 1/14/22 at 1353 hours, Deputies responded to a juvenile disturbance at 204 Main Street,  Chana. After an investigation a 10 year old juvenile was arrested for aggravated battery. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.

Traffic Arrest

On 01/10/2022 at 0851 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of South Illinois Route 2. After a short investigation,  Deputies arrested Luna V. Barrett, age 20 of Princeton, IL for driving without a valid driver's license. Barrett was transported to Ogle County Jail. 

DUI Crash

On 01/10/22 at approximately 1646 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to a driving complaint of a white U-Haul truck traveling westbound on IL Rte 64 from Woodlawn Road.  A short time later, it was reported the U-Haul struck a white Jeep causing injuries.  After investigation, it was determined the Jeep, operated by Erik Desch, age 30 of Sycamore, was traveling eastbound on IL Rte 64 just east of Interstate 39.  The U-Haul, operated by Chase Schott, age 21 of Monroe Center, was traveling westbound on IL Rte 64, crossed over the center yellow line, and entered the eastbound lane.  The U-Haul then struck the Jeep on the driver’s side causing totaling damage and multiple airbag deployment for both vehicles.  The Jeep continued eastbound and exited the roadway entering the south ditch and came to rest facing west.  The U-Haul continued into the south ditch and came to rest facing southwest approximately forty yards from the roadway.  Both Desch and Schott were transported to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.  Schott was taken into custody and cited for DUI-Combination of Alcohol and Drugs.  Schott was also cited for Transporting Open Container of Alcohol, Improper Traffic Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Schott was released on a $3000.00/10% individual bond with a return court date.  ​

DUI Arrest

On 01/08/22, at approximately 0154 hours, Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident near the intersection of Columbine Rd and Townline Rd.  Upon investigation, it appeared a southbound vehicle being driven by Kevin Beard, age 23 of Mt Morris, failed to yield as he approached the intersection.  The vehicle traveled through the intersection before striking a tree.  After further investigation, Deputies placed Beard under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Beard was also cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.  Beard was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by Forreston Fire/EMS.  The accident remains under investigation.

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 01-07-22 at 2112 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted stop on I-39 in the area of mile marker 103 for failing to pull over for emergency vehicles (Scott’s Law Violation). After an investigation, Taylor Black, age 23 of St. Louis, MO was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Taylor was also cited for failing to pull over for emergency vehicles. Taylor was released on a signature I-Bond with a return court date.

Traffic Arrest

On 01/07/22 at approximately 0249 hours, Ogle County Deputies dispatched to the area of E IL Rte 64 and Garnhart Road for the report of a single vehicle accident without injuries.  After investigation, Deputies arrested Eric L. Francis, age 27 of Oregon, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Driver.  Francis was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Francis was additionally cited for Improper Traffic Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. 

Traffic Arrest

On 1/7/2022 at approximately 0139 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to Stillman Road and High Road in reference to a car in the ditch. Upon further investigation, Darrius Parker age 39 of Rockford, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Parker was also cited for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Parker was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. 

Driving While License Revoked

On 01/07/2022 at 1904 hours deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 2000 block of E. IL RTE 72. During the investigation, deputies arrested John W. Sherman age 44, of Rockford, IL for Driving on a Revoked License. Sherman was also issued citations for speeding 15-20 mph above the speed limit, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Sherman was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Driving While License Revoked

On 01-04-22 at 1653 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 mile marker 112 for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Steven W. Crudup Jr., age 32 of Rockford IL was arrested for driving on a revoked license. Crudup was also cited for improper cannabis container/driver, and illegal window tint. Crudup was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Resisting a Peace Officer

On 1/4/2022 at approximately 2149 hours Deputies responded to the 2300 block of 4th Street in Daysville in reference to a disturbance.  After investigation, Deputies placed John Simmons, age 43 of Polo under arrest for Resisting a Peace Officer, Criminal Damage to Property under $500, Disorderly Conduct, Lasalle County FTA warrant, and an Ogle County FTA warrant.  Simmons was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Oregon PD assisted with the incident.

Traffic Arrest

On 01/05/2022 at approximately 1510 hours Deputies responded to a car in the ditch at the intersection of Conger Road and Plum Hill Road.  After further investigation Paul Bush, age 43 of Dixon, was arrested for No Valid Drivers License.  Paul was then released on an Individual Bond and was given a future court date.

No Valid D.L Arrest

On 01/03/22 at approximately 2247 hours Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle in the 13000 block of West Illinois Rt 72.  The vehicle eventually came to a stop near the intersection of Walnut Ave and Green St in Forreston.  After further investigation a 17 year old juvenile from Leaf River was taken into custody for Aggravated Fleeing to Elude and No Valid Drivers License.  The juvenile was additionally cited for Speeding 35 + mph, Obstructed Registration, Driving Without Headlights, and Possession of Cannabis.  The juvenile was released to a parent will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.

Domestic Battery

On 1/3/22 at 2244 hours, deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of E. 3rd St. in Leaf River, IL. During the investigation deputies arrested a 16-year-old juvenile for domestic battery and disorderly conduct. The juvenile was released into the custody of his parents. 

News Release

 

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Releases Holiday Enforcement Numbers

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office issued 276 citations including 4 impaired driving arrests and during the recent holiday enforcement effort.

Citations and criminal arrests resulted from numerous offenses including:

  • 4 arrests for DUI
  • 2 stolen vehicles recovered
  • 4 felony drug arrests
  • 4 misdemeanor drug arrests
  • 33 citations to uninsured motorists
  • 169 citations for speeding and speeding related offenses
  • 28 citations for drivers with no valid, suspended or revoked licenses
  • 3 citations for illegal transportation of alcohol.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.

During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

The holiday enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

traffic arrest

On 1/2/22 at approximately 1813 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 14000 block for a report of a car in the south ditch. After investigation, Deputies arrested Kilian Atabong, age 26 of Snellville GA, for driving while license suspended. Atabong was also issued citations for failure to reduce speed and improper lane usage. Atabong was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month. 

Battery Arrest

On 01/03/22 at approximately 0120 hours, I was dispatched to 504 E 3rd Street in Leaf River for the report of a battery.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Nathaniel Banister, age 18 of Leaf River, for Aggravated Battery.  Banister was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.  ​

traffic arrest

On 1/2/2022 at approximately 2118 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Freeport Road and White Oak Road. Upon further investigation, Michael Donald, age 41 of Omaha Nebraska, was arrested for Driving on a Revoked License. Donald was also cited for speed and released on a notice to appear. 

No Valid D.L Arrest

On 1/3/22, at 1450 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20000 block of E. Route 64.  After an investigation, Deputies cited Ezequiel Lopez-Gamez, age 57 of Elgin for driving with no license and speeding.  Lopez-Gamez was given an I-bond for his citations and released.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 01-2-21, at approximately 0530 hours, Deputies along with the Rochelle Fire/EMS Department were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on I-39 at mile marker 103.  Upon further investigation it was learned Lilian Conley, age 19 of Wisconsin, slid off of the roadway due to roadway conditions.  Conley traveled approximately 100 yards before driving over a cement culvert and crashing into a ravine.  Conley was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. ​

Traffic Arrest

On 01/02/2022 at approximately 1354 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of E IL Route 64 and Chamberlain Road.  Upon further investigation Thaddeus Stokes, age 30 from Chicago, was arrested for No Valid Drivers License.  Thaddeus was also cited for speeding and released on an Individual Bond.

traffic arrest

On 12/31/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on I-88 which was speeding at 109 MPH. The vehicle fled from Deputies north bound on I-39 and then west on Rte. 38. The vehicle stopped near the Dement Road intersection after it was disabled as the result of striking the center concrete median. The driver was identified as Elexus Soto age 27 of Rochelle. Soto was cited for speeding and fleeing to elude a police officer. Soto was released on a I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 1-1-22, at approximately 0630 hours, Ogle County Deputies and Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire/EMS responded to I-39 mile marker 106 for a single vehicle crash.  Upon arrival, a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee was located facing north in the west ditch.  Contact was made with the driver and sole occupant Nathan Iverson, age 30 of Rockton.  Iverson was complaining of a hand injury and was treated EMS personnel before being transported to Rochelle Community Hospital.  Upon further investigation it is believed Iverson fell asleep before traveling off of the roadway when the Jeep overturned coming to rest upright. Iverson was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and no valid insurance. 

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 01/01/22 at approximately 5:05 pm Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies and the Byron Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle in the ditch on Tower Road just south of Oak Grove Road in rural Byron.  A silver Chevy truck was located in the ditch on the east side of the roadway occupied by Bruce Biermann, 70, of Byron.  Biermann was found unconscious in the vehicle and was extricated by the Byron Fire Department; who immediately began life saving measures.  Biermann was transported to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford for treatment, but died shortly thereafter.  Accident remains under investigation.

Traffic Arrest

On 01/01/21 at approximately 1022 hours,  Ogle Counties Deputies responded to a driving complaint on North River Road. The vehicle stopped on the 1600 block of North River Road. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Dennis W. Lackey, age 47 of Dekalb, IL for driving while his license was revoked. Lackey was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond.

Older Posts - December 2022

Driving While License Suspended

on 12-31-21 at 0200 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on MudCreek rd.  at Indian Heights dr..  After a short investigation Deputies arrested James Malik, 30 of Moline IL. for driving while his license was suspended.  James was released on scene and will appear in court at a later date.  

DUI

On 12/31/2021 at 0205 hours deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 9000 block of N. Kishwaukee Rd. During the course of the investigation, Michael P. Labay age 35, of Rockford IL, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Labay was also issued citations for speeding 26-34 mph over the speed limit and improper lane usage. Labay was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted by the Byron Police Department. 

Traffic Arrest

On 12/31/21 at approximately 2146 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of N IL Rte 2.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Sara D. Wyant, age 38 of Mount Morris, for No Valid Driver’s License, Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver, and an outstanding Ogle County arrest warrant for Failure to Appear.  Wyant was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.  Wyant was additionally cited for No Rear Registration Light and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  ​

Driving  While License Suspended

On 12/30/2021 at approximately 0956 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2,000 block of S. Watertown Road.  After investigation, Deputies placed Joel Newcomer, age 61 of Chana, under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Newcomer was additionally issued citations for illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving with a suspended registration.  Newcomer was released on an I-Bond at the scene. 

Driving While License Suspended

On 12-30-21 at 1228 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of E. IL Rt. 64 for a speeding violation. After an investigation, Ashley Paddie, age 30 of Dixon, IL was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Paddie was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and speeding. Paddie was released on a signature I-Bond with a return court date.

No Valid License

On 12/30/2021 at 1821 hours deputies were dispatched to a driving complaint northbound on N. IL Route 2 from Mud Creek Rd. The vehicle was eventually located at Casey's (700 W. Blackhawk Dr. Byron, IL). Through the course of the investigation, Carl C. Hightower age 25, of Rockford IL was arrested for No Valid DL, and Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver. Hightower was also issued a citation for Operate Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Hightower was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. 

Driving While License Suspended

On 12-30-21 at 1929 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I39 at mile marker 104, and after a short investigation arrested Elizabeth Dray 26 of Rockford for driving while license suspended.  Dray also received a citation for no insurance.  Dray was released at the scene and will appear in court at a later date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 12/30/21 at approximately 2121 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of E. Washington St and River Rd. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ashlee Parisi, age 31 of Oregon, for two counts of Possession of a Controlled (Crack/Cocaine and Adderall) and Possession of Drug Equipment. Parisi was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Expired Registration and two equipment violations. Parisi was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond. 

No Valid Driver's License



Traffic Arrest

On 12/27/21 at approximately 1716 hours, Ogle County Deputies received a driving complaint on a silver Chevrolet van traveling eastbound on IL Rte 64 from Rock Road.  Deputies located the Chevrolet and initiated a traffic stop in the McDonald’s parking lot in Oregon.  After further investigation, Deputies arrested Chadd W. Stokes, age 64 of Rockford, for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis over 100 grams (Class 4 Felony), Possess of Cannabis with intent to Deliver, Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver, and Driving While License Suspended.  Stokes was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond.  Stokes was additionally cited for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Traffic Lane Usage.

Domestic Battery

On 12/26/21 at approximatly 1923 hrs. Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies investigated the report of a domestic disturbance at an address in rural Rochelle.  Pursuant to the investigation, Dontay Martin, 34, of Rockford was later arrested for Domestic Battery.  Martin was lodged at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

DUI Arrest

On 12/27/201 at 0022 hours, deputies arrived to a single vehicle accident in the 8200 block of N. IL RTE 251.  During the course of the investigation, Michael T. Peterson age 53, of Byron, IL was arrested for Driving under the influence of alcohol.  Peterson also received a citation for failure to report a vehicle accident, and improper lane usage.  Peterson was transported to the Ogle County Jail and released on bond.​

Older Posts - December 2021

Disorderly Conduct

On 12/25/2021 at approximately 2041 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 6000 Block of E. Hales Corner Rd in reference to a domestic problem.  After a brief investigation, deputies arrested  Mason J. Wolter, age 21 of Stillman Valley for  Disorderly conduct.  Wolter was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Driving While License Suspended

On 12/25/21 at approximately 0154 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 39 near mile marker 100 Northbound.  After further investigation, Lee Dallas III, age 20 of Machesney Park, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Dallas was also cited for Illegal Window Tint.  Dallas was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Courts at a later date.

traffic arrest

On 12/24/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Russell Himebauch age 40 of Machesney Park for driving while license revoked. Himebauch was arrested by Deputies on I-39 after being stopped for speeding. Himebauch was released on a I-bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.

DUI

On 12/24/2021 at 2026 hours, deputies performed a traffic stop in the 5000 block of W. IL RTE 72. During the course of the investigation, Brian P. Printz age 57, of Stillman Valley, IL was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Printz was also issued a citation for speeding 78 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Printz was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. 

Driving While License Suspended

On 12/24/21 at approximately 2320 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 39 near mile marker 106 Southbound.  After further investigation Jadin Mershon, age 22 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Mershon was also cited for Speeding and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Mershon was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Courts at a later date.

Traffic Accident

On 12/23/21 Ogle County Deputies investigated a one vehicle accident in the 1500 block of W. Mudcreek Rd.  A silver 2013 Nissan driven by 38 year old Eric Ortega of Mt. Morris was traveling westbound on Mudcreek Rd. when a deer ran on to the road in front of the vehicle.  The vehicle struck the deer causing disabling damage to the Nissan.  Ortega and two female juvenile passengers were transported by Mt. Morris Ambulance to KSB Hospital to be medically checked out.  No citations.   

Domestic battery

On 12/22/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Danilo Morales age 32 of Rochelle for aggravated assault and domestic battery. Morales was arrested by Deputies on Sunflower Lane in Rochelle after Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance. Morales was held without bond at the Ogle County jail. 

DWLR Arrest

On 12/21/21, at approximately 0818 hours, Deputies conducted traffic stop at Eddy Road and Route 251.  After an investigation, Deputies arrested Adrian Gillette, age 44 of Davis Junction for driving while license revoked, no insurance, and no valid registration.  Gillette's vehicle (Nissan Altima) was towed by Maggio's.  Gillette was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond. 

Driving while license suspended

On 12/21/21 at 2130 hours, Deputies conducted  a traffic stop on I39 at mile marker 99.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Curtis Bloodworth 36 of Whitley City KY. for driving while license suspended.  Bloodworth was issued an I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.  

Traffic Arrest

Traffic Accident with Arrest

On 12/18/21 at approximately 0201 hours, Ogle County Deputies located a single vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of W IL Rte 64 and N IL Rte 26.  After investigation, it was determined that a blue Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling westbound on IL Rte 64, disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of IL Rte 26, and traveled off of the roadway.  The Dodge continued for approximately one hundred yards and struck an embankment causing totaling damage to the truck.  The driver of the truck, Dilon L. Berg, age 30 of Freeport, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Berg was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Violation of the FOID Card Act.  Berg was additionally cited for Expired Driver’s License (less than one year), Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Disobeying a Stop Sign.  Berg was released on a $3000/10% individual bond. ​

Traffic Arrest

On 12/17/21 at approximately 0314 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Rt 2 and Ashelford Dr. After further investigation Damarcus Belcher, age 26 of Rockford, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended. Belcher was also cited for No Rear Registration Light. Belcher was released on an Individual Bond. A passenger in the vehicle, Courtney Delgado, age 27 of Rockford, was cited for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol. 

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 12/17/21 at approximately 1843 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of N. Freeport Road and W. West Grove Road for the report of a two vehicle accident with injuries.  After investigation, it was determined that a silver Mitsubishi Montero was traveling northbound on Freeport Rd, crossed over the double solid center yellow line, and struck a red Hyundai Kona that was traveling southbound.  After striking the Hyundai, the Mitsubishi continued into the southbound ditch, overturned, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest on its passenger side.  The Hyundai continued southbound and lost control entering the southbound ditch.  The driver of the Hyundai sustained no apparent injuries.  The driver of the Mitsubishi, Angelica R. Cornwell age 26 of Clinton, Iowa, was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.  A male juvenile occupant of the Mitsubishi was also transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.  Cornwell was cited for Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

News Release

News Release
Jingle all the way: Drive sober this holiday season

With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office announced that it will participate in a statewide impaired driving awareness campaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.

“Driving impaired, whether under the influence of alcohol or drugs, can have catastrophic consequences and is illegal in every state” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “Not only do you put yourself at risk, but the lives of others as well.” 

If your celebration will involve alcohol or other impairing substances, please plan ahead for a sober ride home and remember to buckle up – it’s the best defense against an impaired driver. Keep these tips in mind to help ensure a safe and joyful holiday season:

  • Before you head to the party, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home safely.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and call The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office to report the vehicle (815-732-2136 or 911 if an emergency).
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take their keys and help them get home safely.
  • Always buckle up!

The holiday enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 12/16/2021 at approximately 1351 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Main street in Forreston.  After investigation, Deputies issued Malerie Busche, age 26 of Byron citations for Driving While License Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, and an Expired Registration.  Busche was released on an I-Bond at the scene and was given a future court date.  

Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police

On 12/16/21 at about 2135 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I39 at mile marker 99 on a 2010 Chrysler Sebring for a registration violation.  During the stop the driver of the Chrysler  Elijah Hansen 23 of Rockford was advised of an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Hansen then drove away from the stop.  Deputies were able to deploy STOP sticks just 5 miles from the original stop and take Hansen into custody.  Hansen was charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police, Driving on a Revoked License, and No License.  Hansen also received citations for improper display of registration and failure to apply for damaged plates.  Hansen also had two arrest warrants from Rockford Police for Criminal damage to property and Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police.  Hansen was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.   

Driving While License Revoked

On 12/15/21, at approximately 1209 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Rochelle.  After an investigation, Deputies arrested Christopher Reed age 27 of Ashton, for Driving While License Revoked.  Reed was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 12/14/21 at approximately 1905 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 9000 block of N Baileyville Road.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Tina M. Eiseman, age 54 of Freeport, for Driving While License Revoked and Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver.  Eiseman was taken into custody without incident and released on a Notice to Appear.  Eiseman was also cited for an inoperable registration light.

Traffic Arrest

On 12/14/21 at approximately 1923 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near mile marker 107 on I-39.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested a 16 year old male juvenile of Streator, IL, for No Valid License.  The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and released on an I-Bond.  The juvenile was also cited for an inoperable registration light.

Minor injury accident

On 12/10/21 at approximately 1445 hours, Ogle County Deputies and Byron Fire and EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident at East Illinois Route 72 and North Marrill Road. After an investigation, it was determined that a silver Honda Accord was westbound on IL RTE 72 and was driven by a 17 yr. old female Juvenile of Davis Junction, when she failed to reduce speed and struck the rear of a green Nissan Maxima, traveling the same direction by a 16 yr. old female Juvenile from Byron. The driver of the Nissan was transported to Swedish American Hospital by Byron EMS for minor injuries. The driver of the Honda was issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.​

DUI Arrest

On 12/12/21 at approximately 0408 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of N. IL Rte 251. After investigation, Deputies arrested Victor Jaimes, age 23 of Rochelle, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Jaimes was also issued citations for Disregarding a Stop Sign and Expired Registration. Jaimes was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Driving While License Suspended

On 12/11/21, at approximately 2037 hours, Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Mill Rd and  IL RTE 72. After further investigation, John Green age 41 of Forreston was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. John Green was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor vehicle. John Green was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in court at a later date.

Driving While License Suspended

On 12/11/21 at approximately 2331 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 17000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Logan Marshall, age 23 of Janesville WI, for Driving While License Suspended. Marshall was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an equipment violation. Marshall received an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and was released on scene.

traffic arrest

On 12/09/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Madison Hintz age 19 of Freeport, Il. for driving with no valid license. Hintz was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Rte 64 after being stopped for speeding. Hintz was released on a I- bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.

Disorderly Conduct

On 12/8/21 at approximately 0039 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 5000 block of S. Mill Pond Rd in reference to a disturbance. After investigation, Deputies arrested Rhiannon Waters, age 39 of Rochelle, for Disorderly Conduct. Waters was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Crash

On 12/08/21 at approximately 7:15  am, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Oregon Fire/EMS,  responded to a one vehicle accident in the 3400 block of south Illinois Rte. 2.  After an investigation it was determined that a black GMC Sierra being driven south bound by Robert Baker, age 46 of Byron, traveled off the roadway and struck a stone hillside.  The GMC then crossed the roadway and struck a hillside on the opposite side of the roadway coming to rest in the north bound lane.   Baker was transported to an area hospital by Oregon EMS for minor injuries.  No citations were issued.

Traffic Crash

On 12/08/21 at approximately 8:20 am, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the 6,500 block of N. Freeport Road.  After an investigation it was determined that a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by Derreck Vince, age 21 of Freeport, crossed the center line side swiping a 2000 Chevrolet S10 pickup being driven by Vernon Dixon, age 83 of Dixon.  Both vehicles were driven from the scene and Vince was issued a citation for improper lane usage.  No injuries were sustained by either driver.

Traffic Crash with Injuries

On 12/07/2021 at 2313 hours, Deputies responded to the 3500 Blk of S. Ridge Rd along with Oregon E.M.S for a single-vehicle accident with injuries.   During investigation Deputies determined a red Mini Cooper operated by 17-year-old Mia A. Hoese of Oregon, was traveling North on S. Ridge Rd, when she drove off the West side of the road, striking a property fence and utility pole.  Hoese was transported to KSB for minor injuries by Oregon E.M.S.  Investigation pending.

Driving While License Revoked

On 12-7-21 at 2117 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 15000 block of west Harper road.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Donald Duarte 58 of Forreston for driving on a revoked driver's license.  Duarte was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.  

traffic crash

On 12/06/21 at 2:35 A.M. Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Rochelle and Flagg Center Fire Depts. responded to a roll over crash on Rte. 38 and Fisher Road. Investigation by Deputies revealed that a Ford truck operated by Emanuel Escatel age 31 of Rochelle was traveling west on Rte 38 when the Ford left the north side of the roadway and struck a culvert. The Ford then overturned and struck a utility pole. Escatel was transported by Rochelle Fire Dept. ambulance to Saint Anthony's hospital in Rockford where he was listed in critical condition. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

traffic arrest

On 12/06/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Andrew Beitia age 19 of Tinley Park, Il. for driving on a suspended license. Beitia was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Rte 64 after being stopped for speeding 118 MPH.  Beitia was released on a I- bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.

Driving While License Suspended

On 12/6/21 at approximately 2153 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I39 mile marker 102. After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Mika Walley, age 27 of Union City TN, for Driving While License Suspended. Mika was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene. 

Traffic Accident with Arrest

On 12/4/2021 on 1555 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 10,000 block of north Illinois Route 2 for a one vehicle accident. After brief investigation, Skylar Luric age 30 of Rockford, was arrested for driving while license revoked. Luric was released with an I-bond on scene and given a return court date. 

Driving while license suspended

On 12/3/21 at approximately 0008 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 17000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Diego Bolanos-Hernandez, age 20 of Rockford, for Driving While License Suspended. Bolanos-Hernandez was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Improper Display of Front Registration and an additional equipment violation. Bolanos-Hernandez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond. 

traffic Crash

On 12/2/21, at 1141 hours,  Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the parking lot of the US Post Office in Creston.  After an investigation, Deputies learned that Laurie Bagg, age 60, of Creston had accidentally struck the building with her 2020 GMC Pick-Up while attempting to park.  Bagg was ejected from the vehicle as she had already opened her driver's side door while trying to park, but was uninjured.  Rochelle EMS personnel responded to the scene, and Bagg signed a medical refusal. The Post Office suffered major structural damage due to the incident.  No citations have been issued at this time. ​

Driving while license revoked

On 12/02/21 at approximately 2020 hours Deputies conducted a motorist assist on Illinois Rt 64 near the intersection with Interstate 39.  After further investigation Alioht Cartton-Hobart/Rojas, age 39 of Las Vegas Nevada, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked.  Cartton-Hobart/Rojas was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Driving while license suspended

On 12/02/21 at 2013 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 9000 block of Freeport road, and after a short investigation,  Deputies arrested Travon K. Ward 34 of Galesburg IL for driving while license suspended.  Ward was released on scene and will appear in court at a later date.  

Drug Arrest/Driving While License Suspended

​On 12/1/21 at approximately 1957 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of E. IL Rte 64 and S. Woodlawn Rd. After a short investigation, Deputies arrested Tyler Brown, age 23 of DeKalb, for Driving While License Suspended and an active DeKalb County warrant. Brown was also issued a citation for Illegal Window Tint. Passenger Kelsey Boddy, age 24 of Sycamore, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Crack/Cocaine). Brown and Boddy were both transported to the Ogle County Jail, where they were released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond. 

Older Posts - November 2021

Improper Cannabis Container

On 11/28/21 at approximately 2001 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After investigation, Deputies arrested Aaron Johnson, age 25 of Joliet, for Improper Container of Cannabis as the driver. Johnson was also issued citations for speeding, improper lane usage, expired registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Johnson was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond. 

News Release

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Releases Thanksgiving Enforcement Numbers

 The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office issued 171 citations including 3 impaired driving arrests and 12 arrests for unlicensed, suspended or revoked drivers during the recent Thanksgiving enforcement effort.

Sheriff’s Deputies also took the following enforcement actions:

  • 3 felony drug arrests
  • 2 felony suspended/revoked license arrests
  • 20 citations to uninsured motorists
  • 83 speeding citations
  • 5 misdemeanor drug arrests
  • 10 citations for registration violations.
  • 1 seat belt violation citation

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from Nov. 19 through Nov 29.

During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

 

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/26/21 at approximately 2310 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After investigation, Deputies arrested Carley Willoughby-White, age 21 of DeKalb, for No Valid Driver's License. Willoughby-White was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/27/21 at approximately 2117 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I88 at mile marker 78. After investigation, Deputies arrested Emily Moore, age 23 of Chicago, for Driving While License Suspended. Moore was also issued a citation for an equipment violation. Moore was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/28/20221 at approximately 1424 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 at mile marker 102.  After investigation, Deputies placed Keandra Carter, age 31 of Baxley, Georgia under arrest for Driving While License Suspended and Possession of Cannabis 100-500 grams (class 4 felony).  Carter was additionally issued a citation for speeding.  Carter was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held pending a court appearance.  

Driving while license suspended

On 11/27/21 at 2239 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South Illinois Route 251. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Deion M. Commack, age 26, of Rochelle for Driving while license suspended. Deion was released on an I-Bond.

Driving while license suspended

On 11/27/21, at approximately 1937 hours, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Main Street in Leaf River. After further investigation, Stephen R. Hiner, age 40 of Polo, was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended and an Ogle County Warrant. Hiner was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

No License

On 11/26/21 at 1945 Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Route 64 and Mulford Road.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Olvin Orlando Rodriquez-Vasquez, 39 years old, of Elgin for Driving without a License. Olvin was released on an I-Bond.

Improper Cannabis Container

On 11/27/21 at 0023 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4000 block of North Illinois Route 2. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Reyes S. Carreno, 21 years old, of Oregon for Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver. Reyes was released on an I-Bond.

Improper Cannabis Container

On 11/26/21 at 2150 Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 72. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Larry Carr Jr., age 31, of Rockford for Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver. Larry was released on an I-Bond.

Traffic arrest

On 11/24/2021 Deputies arrested Brandon Eash age 37 of Rockford, Il. for driving while license revoked without a BAID system. Eash was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Eash was transported to the Ogle County Jail where  he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Crash with a minor injury

On 11/22/2021 at approximately 0716 hours Ogle County deputies along with Oregon Fire and EMS responded to the intersection of Illinois Route 2 and Mud Creek Road in reference to a two vehicle accident.  After an investigation it was learned that the driver of the box truck, Ronnette Newson age, 39 of Chicago turned westbound onto Mud Creek Road, at which time her vehicle overturned and struck a vehicle which was stopped at the stop sign waiting to turn northbound on IL Route 2.  Newson was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  Newson was transported to KSB Hospital by Oregon EMS for minor injuries.  Maggio’s Towing removed the vehicle from the location.

No Valid D.L Arrest

On 11/23/2021 at approximately 1039 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of E. Hitt Street in Mt. Morris.  After investigation, Deputies placed Erik Rivera-Alvarado, age 20 of Rockford under arrest for No Valid IL Driver's License.  Rivera-Alvarado was additionally issued a citation for an Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Rivera-Alvarado was released on an I-Bond at the scene and given a future court date.   

Traffic Arrest

On 11/23/21 at 2120 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Illinois Route 251 and East Mowers Road. After a short investigation Deputies arrested Keith L. Sanders, 34 years old, of Rockford for Improper Container of Cannabis/Driver and Unlawful use of Cannabis/Driver. Keith was released on I-Bond.

DUI

 

Drug Arrest

On 11/22/21 at 1855 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of south Skare Rd.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Zackery A. Letcher, 26 years old, of Dixon for Possession of Cannabis 500 to 2000 grams. Zackery was transported to Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Crash

On 11/21/2021 at approximately 1149 hours Ogle County Deputies and Stillman Fire Department/EMS  responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Kishwaukee Rd. and Hales Corner Rd. involving a grey Toyota driven by Brogan Griffith, age 19  of Byron, IL  and black Cadillac driven by  Angela Graham, age 54 of Chicago.  As a result of the crash, Graham  was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.   After a brief investigation, Griffith was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/21/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kanijah Young age 21 of Rockford for no valid driver's license and an Stephenson County warrant. Young was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Rte. 64 after being stopped for speeding. Young was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/20/21 at approximately 2029 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 11,000 block of W IL Rte 72.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Jarrell J. Williamson, age 18 of Freeport, for No Driver's License.  Williamson was taken into custody without incident and released on an individual bond.  Williamson was also cited for Improper Lighting /One Headlight. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/20/2021 at approximately 2319 hours Deputies responded to a driving complaint at E IL Rte 64 and Blackhawk Drive.  Deputies located a red Ford truck and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle.  Upon further investigation the driver, Evan Janco age 23 of Oregon, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Janco was transported to the Ogle County Jail and was also cited for Improper Lane Usage.

News Release

 

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office kicks off Thanksgiving campaign for safe and sober driving

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office  today announced it’s joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police and sheriff’s departments to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We want our community to understand that it’s up to them to make the smart decision to drive sober Thanksgiving weekend and every day,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “Remember – if you’re going to drink or use other impairing substances, don’t drive. We will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure everyone makes it home from their celebrations.”

The safety campaign will run Nov. 19 – Nov. 29 leading up to and following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, one of the busiest times on Illinois roads.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

  • Make a plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
  • If you’ve been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.
  • Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or use public transportation.
  • Use your community’s designated driver program.
  • If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/19/2021 at approximately 2026 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of west Third Street in Leaf River. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Matthew Carlson age 43 of Rockford, for driving while license revoked. Carlson was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Carlson was also cited for speeding.    

Traffic Arrest

On 11/18/2021 at approximately 1921 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 15000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Acquianetta​ James, age 30 of Rockford, for driving while license suspended. James was also issued citations for improper lighting/one head light and illegal window tint. James was given an I-bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/18/21 at approximately 2015 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of N. Mulford Rd and E. Mowers Rd. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Melinda Heaton, age 36 of Loves Park, for driving while license suspended. Heaton was also issued citations for improper lighting/one head light and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Heaton was given an I-bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene. 

traffic arrest

On 11/15/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Keith Sanders age 31 of Bloomington, IL. for driving without a valid driver's license. Sanders was arrested on I-39 near Rte 64 after being stopped for speeding 103 MPH in a 70 MPH speed zone. Sanders was released on a I-bond and will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/14/21 at approximately 2354 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 8000 block of South Illinois Rt 38. After further investigation Brittany Fasulo, age 28 of Ashton, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended. Fasulo was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Expired Registration. Fasulo was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/14/21 at approximately 2000 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Meridian Rd. After further investigation David Echelbarger, age 30 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended. Echelbarger was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/15/21 at 0133 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Mulford road.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Dennis Ehmen 62 of Monroe Center for no valid driver's license.  Ehmen was released on an I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 11/15/21 at approximately 2337 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of W IL Rte 64.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Terrance B. Harris, age 18 of Oregon, for No Valid Driver’s License.  Harris was taken into custody and released on an individual bond with a return court date.  Harris was also cited for speeding 73 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.  ​

Traffic Arrest

​On 11/14/21 at approximately 2145 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20000 block of E. IL Rte 64. After investigation, Catrina Hampton, age 26 of Chicago was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. Passenger Deoveonna Thomas, age 21 of Chicago was also arrested for an active warrant out of Chicago. Hampton and Thomas were both transported to the Ogle County Jail where Hampton was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Illegal Window Tint and Obstructed Driver's View. Hampton and Thomas were released to Correctional staff and held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/14/21 at approximately 0224 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of N. IL RTE 2. After a brief investigation, Laqjuan C. Lyons, age 27 of Milwaukee WI, was arrested for No Driver's License. Lyons was also issued citations for Speeding 15-20 mph above the limit. Lyons was given an I-Bond on scene and released with a court date later next month. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/12/21 at approximately 2305 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of S. Mulford Rd. After a brief investigation, Kameron Williams, age 19 of Chicago, was arrested for No Valid Driver's License. Williams was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an Equipment Violation. Williams was given an I-Bond on scene and released with a court date later next month. 

DUI Crash

On 11/13/21 at approximately 0113 hours, Ogle County Deputies as well as Rochelle and Lynn Scott Rock EMS responded to the 15000 block of E. IL Rte 64 for a one-vehicle accident. After investigation, Deputies determined that Sara Hall, age 54 of Rochelle, was traveling west on E. IL Rte 64. Hall then struck a guard rail on the north side of the road, causing major front-end damage to her vehicle. Hall was transported to the Rochelle Community Hospital for suspected minor injuries. Hall was issued citations for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Improper Lane Usage, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. Hall was given an I-Bond and left with Rochelle medical personnel.

Aggravated DUI

On 11/13/2021 at 0413 hours Ogle County Sheriff Deputies responded to 11,800 West Illinois Route 64 in reference to an abandoned vehicle in the roadway.  Upon arrival, deputies located a white Ford Fusion parked partially in the roadway.  After an investigation, Joseph D Caldwell, age 29, of Polo was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, no valid Illinois driver’s license, illegal parking on the roadway and no valid proof of insurance.  Caldwell was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  The vehicle was removed from the location by Pines Towing. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11-13-21 at 2357 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt. 72 at Rt. 251 for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Robert Woodard, age 55 of Rockford, IL was placed under arrest for no valid driver’s license, and improper cannabis container/driver. Robert was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and no registration light. Robert was released on a signature I-Bond, and will appear in court at a later date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 11/13/21 at 2148 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I39 at mile marker 111 on a 2010 Chevy for a registration violation.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Marquell Ferguson 24 of Moline IA. for driving while license revoked.  Marquell was also cited for no insurance.  Ferguson was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.  

Domestic Battery

On 11/13/2021 at approximately 1203 hours Ogle County Sheriff Deputies responded to 11791 North Leaf River Road in reference to a domestic disturbance.   After an investigation Michael Daniel, age 21 of Leaf River was arrested for aggravated assault, domestic battery, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a FOID, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number (class 3 felony).  Daniel was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 11/13/21 at approximately 1607 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20,000 block of E. IL Rte. 64.  After investigation, Deputies placed Andrej Obradovic, age 19 of Schererville, Indiana under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Obradovic was additionally issued a citation for speeding 35 + mph over the speed limit.  Obradovic was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis

On 11-12-21 at 2153 hours, Deputies stopped a 2007 Pontiac on I39 at mile marker 109 for an equipment violation.  After a short investigation Deputies cited Taniyah Taylor 18 of Rockford for unlawful possession of cannabis.  Taylor was released on scene and will appear in court on 12-15-21.  

Disturbance

On 11/11/21 at 9:00 P.M.  Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance at the Creston Casey's involving an intoxicated male. investigation by Deputies revealed that Arturo Pena age 22 of Rochelle had battered a family member and then entered a vehicle without permission from the vehicle's owner. Pena was arrested by Deputies for domestic battery and criminal trespass to motor vehicle. Pena was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Crash

On 11-10-21, at approximately 1130 hours, Deputies with the assistance of the Illinois State Police and Rochelle Fire/EMS responded to the 14000 block of E. IL Route 64 for a two vehicle accident involving a 2006 Hyundai Accent and a 2007 Ford Freestyle.  Upon conducting an investigation It was learned the Ford driven by Beth Benedetto slowed down to turn into a private address and was rear ended by the Hyundai driven by Linda Keane.  Keane was transported the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford for injuries.  Keane was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. 

Traffic Crash

On 11/10/21 at 11:08 AM, Ogle County Sheriff's deputies responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Kishwaukee Road and Meridian Road.  After an investigation it was found that a maroon Chevrolet HHR, driven by Ashley E. Kramer age 32 of Rockford, was northbound on Kishwaukee Road when the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure.  The vehicle exited the roadway and struck a culvert at that location.  Kramer was transported to Swedish American Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.  The passenger in the vehicle, Brittany D. Vyas age 27 of Rockford, refused medical treatment at the scene.  The vehicle was removed from the scene by Nielsen's Towing and no citations were issued.

DUI Crash

On 11-09-21 at 1709 Hrs,. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon Fire and EMS responded to the area of 900 N. River Rd. for the report of a vehicle that left the roadway and entered the Rock River. After an investigation, it was determined Daniel Boyden, age 30 of Oregon, IL was traveling southbound on River Rd. in his Volkswagen Jetta, when he lost control of his vehicle. Boyden was able to escape the vehicle, and swim back to shore. Boyden was transported to KSB Hospital by Oregon EMS for precaution. At KSB Hospital, Boyden was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Boyden was released on a signature I-Bond. Boyden was also issued citations for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 11/8/2021 at approximately 0002 hours, Ogle County deputies and Rochelle Fire responded to a one vehicle accident in the 13,000 block of east Bethel Road. Investigation by deputies revealed that, Tori Sanders age 25 of Rochelle, was traveling eastbound when her vehicle left the roadway and subsequently overturned in the south ditch. Sanders was transported to a local hospital for non life threatening injuries. Sanders was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. 

Driving While License Revoked

On 11/8/2021 at approximately 1300 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 16,000 Block of E. IL Rte. 72.  After investigation, Deputies issued Lucinda Perez, age 31 of Davis Junction a citation for Driving While License Revoked.  Perez was given an I-Bond at the scene with a future court date.  

DUI Arrest

On 11/7/2021 at approximately 1832 hours, Ogle County deputies responded to a driving complaint in the area of IL Rte. 38 and Beck Road. The vehicle was located in Creston. After investigation, Kevin Jarm age 42 of Elburn, was placed under arrest for DUI-Alcohol. Jarm was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Jarm was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. 

Traffic Arrest

On 11/05/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Zachary Mann age 32 of Rochelle for driving while license suspended and an outstanding Ogle County traffic warrant. Mann was arrested by deputies on I-39 after being stopped for speeding. Mann was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Accident with Arrest

On 11/5/2021 at approximately 1703 hours, Ogle County deputies responded to 211 Powers Road in Hillcrest for a two vehicle accident. After investigation, Laritza Deler-Carcasses age 30 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license. Carcasses was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. The accident is still under investigation.

Domestic Arrest

On 11/05/21 at approximately 1948 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to a residence in the 5500 block of W Lightsville Road (Leaf River) for the report of a domestic disturbance no longer in progress.  After investigation, Deputies arrested David A. Stark, age 38 of Leaf River, for Aggravated Domestic Battery and Interfering With the Reporting of Domestic Violence.  Stark was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond. 

Traffic arrest

DUI Arrest

On 11/02/2021 at 2125 hours deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the 200 block of S. Division Ave. in Polo IL. As a result of the investigation, Yancy L. Webster age 56 of Polo, IL was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Obstructing Identification, Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer, and Violation of the Concealed Carry Act. Ryan T. Dawson age 31 of Polo, IL was arrested for Obstructing Identification, and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer. Both Webster and Dawson were also cited for Unlawful Transport/Possession of Open Alcohol. Both Webster and Dawson were transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Accident

On 11/02/21 at 6:49 P.M. the Ogle County Sheriff's deputies along with the Rochelle and Hillcrest Fire depts. responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 251 and Rte 64. Investigation by deputies revealed that a south bound vehicle operated by Shirley Rees age 82 of Steward Illinois failed to yield at the intersection and struck a westbound vehicle operated by Charles Myers age 64 of Mount Morris, Il. Rees was transported by Rochelle Fire Dept ambulance to the Rochelle Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Deputies cited Rees for failure to yield at an intersection.

Traffic arrest

On 11/01/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deprise Nolton age 29 of Montgomery, Il. for driving with no valid license. Nolton was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Nolton was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County jail.

Traffic Arrest

On 11/1/21 at approximately 1928 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the in intersection if IL Rte 72 and Pecatonica Road.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Darius D. Triplett, age 30 of Rockford, for Driving on a Revoked License.  Darius was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Darius was also cited for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Unsafe Backing on a Roadway.

Traffic Accident with Arrest

On 11/01/21 at 2251 hours Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle accident in the 8000 block of N. IL. RTE. 251.  After a brief investigation it was learned that a maroon Chevy SUV, driven by 38 year old Kari Schmidt of Cherry Valley, was southbound and left the west side of the roadway.  The SUV traveled in the ditch and then struck a field entrance and the vehicle overturned coming to rest on the roof.  Schmidt was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle.  Schmidt was placed under arrest for DUI and given citations for Improper Lane Usage and Not Driving on the Right Side of the Lane.  Schmidt was taken to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. 

Older Posts - October 2021

No Valid Driver's License Arrest

On 10/31/2021 at approximately 0022 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop in the 1,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After investigation, Deputies placed Alexsandro Cervantes Huerta, age 20 of Rockford under arrest for No Valid Driver's License.  Cervantes Huerta was released on an I-Bond at the scene and was given a future court date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 10-29-21 at 1349 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 18000 block of Illinois Rte 64, and after a short investigation arrested Andrew Rodriguez 20 of Rockford for no valid driver's license.  Rodriguez was released at the scene and will appear in court on 12-3-21 at 0900.  

Traffic Accident

On 10/29/2021 at approximately 1403 hours Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1500 block of N. Union Rd involving a 2013 Buick Regal operated by Kym M. Bernard 57 of Polo, Il.  After investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle was travelling North on Union Rd when the vehicle veered to the left side of the roadway striking a culvert causing the vehicle to overturn and land off the west side of the road.  Bernard was transported to KSB for minor injuries by Polo FD.  Bernard was cited for Improper Traffic Lane Usage,  and Seat Belt Required.  

Traffic Arrest

On 10/28/21 Ogle County Deputies investigated a vehicle stalled in the roadway in the 8000 block of E. IL. RTE. 64.  The driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Jacob Quade of Rochelle, was arrested for No Valid License.  Quade was given an I-Bond on scene and released with a pending court date.   

DUI Arrest

On 10/26/2021 at approximately 2350 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7,000 block of N. River Road.  After investigation, Deputies placed Lucas Tuttle, age 35 of Byron under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Tuttle was additionally issued a citation for an inoperable registration light.  Tuttle was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. 

DUI Crash with no injuries

On 10/27/21 at approximately 0209 hours, Deputies responded to the 12,000 block of N. Baileyville Road in reference to a property damage only accident involving minor damage.  After investigation, Deputies placed Michael Sides, age 56 of Rockford under arrest for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.  Sides was additionally issued citations for improper use of registration, unsafe backing on the roadway, illegal transportation of alcohol, and unlawful possession of cannabis(driver).  Sides was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.   

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 10/27/2021 at approximately 0923 hours Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the 17,000 block of E. IL. RTE. 38 involving a Chevrolet sedan and Freightliner tank truck.  The driver of the Chevrolet, Christine Hughes (age 45) of Rochelle, struck the Freightliner as it was turning.  Hughes was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital for minor injuries.  Hughes was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

Traffic Arrest


On 10/26/21, at approximately 0622 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 at mile marker 111.  After, an investigation, Deputies arrested Aniyah Jordan, age 18, of Robbins, IL.  for driving while license suspended.  Jordan also received citations for no insurance and speeding.  Jordan was given an I-bond for her citations, and will appear in court at a later date. 

Domestic Battery

On 10/26/21 at approximately 1640 hours,  Ogle County Deputies responded to the 300 block of Main Street in Forreston, IL in reference to a domestic complaint. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Matthew J. Peace, age 56 of Freeport IL, for Domestic Battery. Peace was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Accident

On 10/25/21 at 1159 hours, Deputies responded to Illinois Rte. 72 and Mill Rd. for a two vehicle crash.  After a short investigation it was learned that a 2015 Dodge Dart driven by Samantha Norup 26 of Byron, IL was traveling east on Illinois Rte. 72 and failed to give the right away to a 2016 Jeep driven by Jacqueline Dietrich 60 of Byron, IL that was turning north onto Mill Rd.  Dietrich was transported to a Rockford Hospital for minor injuries by Byron Fire.  Norup refused medical and received citations for driving without valid insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  Norup was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines and transported to the Ogle Co. Jail.  Deputies were assisted on scene by Byron Fire.   

Traffic Arrest

On 10/25/2021 at approximately 2252 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 11,000 Block of E. IL Rte. 38.  After investigation, Deputies placed David Coil, age 34 of Ashton under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance (tramadol), Possession of a Controlled Substance (morphine), and Improper Container Driver.  Coil was additionally  issued citations for improper tint and expired registration.  Coil was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending a court appearance in front of a judge.  

DUI crash

On 10/24/21 at 12:29 AM the Ogle County Sheriff's Office and Lynn Scott Rock Fire Dept. were dispatched to a single vehicle roll over crash on Hwy 251 near Holcomb Road. Investigation by deputies revealed that a southbound vehicle driven by Jason Bauser age 36 of Sterling, Il. left the west side of the roadway and overturned. Bauser was transported by ambulance for treatment of what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. Bauser was arrested for DUI and released on a I-bond. Bauser was also cited for improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol.  

DUI Crash

​On 10/24/2021 at approximately 0025 hours, Ogle County Deputies and Byron Fire/EMS responded to the 4800 block of E. IL Rte. 72 for a one vehicle roll over accident. After investigation, Tyler Jackson age 34 of Davis Junction, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Jackson was also cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Accident and released on an I-bond.   Jackson was transported to a local hospital for injuries. He was issued a return court date.

Traffic Arrest

On 10/23/21 at approximately 0038 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at N IL Rte 2 and Kathryn Road.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Seth E. Dascher, age 28 of Rockford, for No Valid Driver’s License and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Improper Container).  Dascher was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  While at the jail, Dascher was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and cited for speeding.

DUI Crash

On 10/23/21 at approximately 2151 hours, Ogle County Deputies along with Byron Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the 10800 block of N IL Rte 2 for a single vehicle rollover accident with injuries.  After investigation, Deputies arrested Kelly L. Helfrich, age 29 of Rochelle, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended.  Helfrich was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.  Helfrich was additionally cited for Improper Traffic Lane Usage and Transport Open Container of Alcohol.  Helfrich was released on a $3000.00/10% individual bond and provided a return court date.  ​

Disorderly Conduct Arrest

​On 10/21/21 at approximately 2337 hours,  Ogle County Deputies responded to the 4000 block of E. IL Rte 72 in reference to a disturbance. After brief investigation, Deputies arrested Cory Ballinger, age 48 of Decatur, for Disorderly Conduct. Ballinger was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 10/22/21 at approximately 6:15 am, Ogle County Sheriffs deputies responded to a one vehicle accident in the 500 block of E. Townline Road.  After an investigation it was determined that a 3 axle dump truck being driven by Jeffery Pitzer, age 57 of Franklin Grove, was westbound on Townline Road when he swerved to avoid a deer crossing the roadway.  The dump truck entered the north ditch and struck the ditch embankment.  The truck went up and over the embankment and came to a stop approximately 200 feet off of the roadway.  Pitzer was transported to Swedish American hospital to be treated for injuries.  No citations were issued.

Driving while license revoked

On 10/20/21 at 1227 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Hemstock Rd. and Illinois Rte. 251.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Raymond Kasper 56 of Rockford for driving while license revoked.  Kasper was released on a notice to appear with a court date of 11/26/21 at 0900 hours.  

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 10/20/2021 at approximately 2306 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop in the 7,000 Block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After investigation, Deputies placed Christopher Camacho, age 22 of Creston under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Camacho was additionally issued a citation for an inoperable registration light.  Camacho was released on an I-Bond at the scene and was given a future court date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 10/19/21 at approximately 1812 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of N IL Rte 2.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Adelmo A. Garcia-Colindres, age 33 of Hoffman Estates, for No Driver’s License.  Garcia-Colindres was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Garcia-Colindres was also cited for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and No Splash Guards.

Single vehicle accident with a minor injury

On 10/17/21 at approximately 1606 hours Deputies responded to a motorcycle accident in the 10700 block of North Illinois Rt 2. An investigation revealed a northbound motorcycle being driven by Michael Daun, age 60 of Island Lake, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and entered the east ditch. Daun sustained apparent minor injuries in the accident and was transported to Swedish American Hospital by Byron EMS. The accident remains under investigation.

Drug Arrest

On 10/18/21 Deputies were advised of a vehicle traveling north on I39 from mile marker 58 that had been seen pointing a gun at passing motorists.  At 1538 hours, Deputies located the vehicle and after a short investigation arrested Joshua Logan 40 of Maple Grove MN for unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver and unlawful possession of cannabis improper container.   An unloaded cased firearm was also located in the vehicle.  Logan was transported to the Ogle Co. Jail and held in lieu of bond.  Deputies were assisted by Illinois State Police and the Illinois Dept. of Conservation Police.  The investigation is pending.  

Traffic Arrest

On 10/18/2021 at approximately 2017 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop near Penn Corner Road and Anterior Road for an equipment violation. After investigation, Frank Malston age 27 of Mount Morris, was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended license. Malston was also cited for an inoperable registration light and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Malston was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. 

DUI Arrest

On 10/17/2021 at approximately 0027 hours Deputies responded to a driving complaint in the 3,000 block of East IL Rte. 64.  A short time later Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop while in the 2,000 block of E. Brick Road.  After investigation, Deputies placed Paul Harrison, age 49 of Chana under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Harrison was additionally issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.  Harrison was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

No Valid D.L Arrest and a Warrant Arrest

On 10/17/2021 at approximately 2137 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop in the 17,000 block of E. IL Rte. 64.  After investigation, Deputies placed, Takyra Young age 31 of Rockford under arrest for No Valid Driver's License.  Young was additionally issued a citation for an inoperable registration light.  Young was released on an I-Bond and given a ride to Rochelle.  The passenger, Fatimah Edmond age 24 of Rockford, was additionally arrested for a FTA Ogle County Warrant for Driving While License Suspended.  Edmond was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 10/15/21 at approximately 1854 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 7000 block of North Stillman Rd.  After further investigation Dylan Evans, age 22 of Rockford was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis 30-100 grams, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Improper Container.  Evans was also cited for Speeding and Loud Exhaust.  A passenger in the vehicle, Nicholas Maxey, age 22 of Loves Park was placed under arrest for an outstanding Ogle County warrant.  Maxey was also cited for Illegal transportation of Alcohol.  Evans and Maxey were both transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Accident/DUI Arrest

On 10/17/21 at approximately 0200 hours, Ogle County Deputies along with Lynn Scott Rock EMS responded to the 4500 block of N. IL Rte. 251 for a two vehicle accident. After a short investigation, it was determined that Stephanie Neff, age 36 of Holcomb, was traveling northbound on N. IL Rte. 251. when she struck a pickup truck traveling northbound in front of her near the rear driver's side truck bed. The truck was driven by Austin Nutt, age 19 of Dixon and was accompanied by two juveniles. Nutt and the two juveniles were treated on scene by Lynn Scott Rock EMS and released. Neff was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Neff was issued citations for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Following too Close. Neff received an I Bond with a return court date later next month. 

Traffic Arrest

On 10/16/21 at approximately 1548 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the Circle K gas station parking lot in Byron. After further investigation Dontay Caviness, age 36 of Rockford was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis 30-100 grams, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Improper Container.  A passenger in the vehicle, Rachel Jones, age 33 of  Rockford was placed under arrest for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Improper Container.  Jones was released on an Individual Bond.  Caviness was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer

On 10/13/2021 at approximately 1821 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Broad Street and Green Street in Grand Detour for a check welfare of an intoxicated subject. After investigation, Deputies placed James Abbott, age 28 of Grand Detour, under arrest for Aggravated Battery to Peace Officer. Abbott was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond awaiting a court appearance.  


 

Traffic Arrest

On 10-12-21 at about 1219 hours, Deputies stopped a 2005 Chevy Cobalt on I39 at mile marker 101 northbound for an equipment violation.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Omar Spearman 34 of Iowa City IA for driving while his license was suspended.  Omar was released on a $2500 I-bond and will appear in court on 11-12-21 at 0900 hours.  

VOOP Arrest

On 10/12/2021 at approximately 1903 hours Deputies responded to a violation of order of protection in the 300 block of W. Balsam Street in Forreston.  After investigation, Deputies placed,  Darrell Starr Jr., age 38 of Forreston under arrest for Violation of an Order of Protection.  Starr was transported to the Ogle County Jail pending a court appearance in front of a judge. 

DUI Arrest

On 10/10/2021 at approximately 2305 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Mulford Road and Lind Road after the vehicle was called in as a driving complaint.  After investigation, Deputies placed Derek Jarvis, age 35 of Rochelle under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Jarvis was additionally issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.  Jarvis was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

DUI Arrest

On 10/11/2021 at approximately 2059 hours Deputies responded to a vehicle stuck in the ditch in the 4,000 block of E. Countryview Drive.  After investigation, Deputies placed Pauly Rico, age 21 of Byron under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Rico was additionally issued citations for Too Fast for Conditions and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Rico was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

DUI Crash

On 10/10/2021 at approximately 1953 hours, Deputies came upon a single vehicle accident with no injuries at the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and IL Rte. 72.  After a short investigation, Deputies placed Paul Chareun, age 64 of Crest Hill, IL under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Chareun was additionally issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Acccident.  Chareun was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

traffic arrest

On 10/10/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Wayne Master age 47 of New Lenox, Il. for driving while license suspended. Master was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Rte. 64 after being stopped for speeding. Master was released on a I-bond and will appear in Ogle County court at a later date. 

No Valid D.L Arrest

On 10/7/21 at approximately 1721 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 6000 block of N. IL RTE 2.  After further investigation, Arturo M. Garcia, age 25 of Rockford IL, was placed under arrest for No Valid Driver's License. Garcia was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and No Valid Registration. Garcia was released on an I-Bond.

No Valid Driver's License Arrest

On 10/7/21 at approximately 1834 hours Deputies were dispatched to a driving complaint at Main St. and 6th St. in Leaf River, IL. As a result, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Main St.  After further investigation a juvenile female of Leaf River IL, was placed under arrest for No Valid Driver's License. The juvenile was released to a guardian with a date to appear in court.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 10-08-21, at approximately 0930 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Stillman Valley Road and Hales Corner Road.  After conducting an investigation, it was learned that a white Ford F550 driven by Brian Johnson of Byron proceeded eastbound through the aforementioned intersection without giving the right of way to  a silver Honda Accord traveling northbound driven by Dylan Boyd of Stillman Valley.  Johnson was cited for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device.  Boyd was transported to Swedish American Hospital for suspected minor injuries.  

Traffic Crash Arrest

On 10-07-21 at 0446 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Flagg Rd. at Lowden Rd. for the report of a two-vehicle crash with no injuries. After an investigation, it was determined that Austin Pearson, age 20 of Oregon IL was driving eastbound on Flagg Rd. in a Nissan passenger car, stopping with traffic at the stop sign for the intersection of Lowden Rd. Antonio Stokes, age 31 of Dixon was also traveling eastbound on Flagg Rd. in a Lincoln SUV, and failed to reduce speed to prevent an accident, striking the rear bumper of Pearson’s Nissan. During the investigation, it was determined that Stokes was driving on a revoked driver’s license. Stokes was taken into custody and transported to the Ogle County jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Stokes was also cited for failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Battery Arrest

On 10/6/2021 at approximately 2102 hours Deputies responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of Main Street in Leaf River.  After investigation, Deputies placed,  Anthony Apodaca, age 40 of Leaf River under arrest for Battery, Violation of an Order of Protection, and a valid Ogle County Warrant for Failure to Appear (Violation of an Order of Protection).  Apodaca was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.   

Traffic Arrest

On 10/3/21 at approximately 2107 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Washington St and Seventh St in Oregon.  After further investigation Timothy Smith, age 54 of Oregon, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked and an Outstanding Ogle County Warrant.  Smith was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Use of Registration.  Smith was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic arrest

On 10/04/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Leticia Bondurant age 31 of Montgomery, Il. for driving while license suspended. Bondurant was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Rochelle after being stopped for speeding. Bondurant was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle Countty Jail.

DUI Crash

On 10/3/2021 at approximately 0140 hours Deputies responded to a one vehicle crash with no injuries in the 1100 block of E. Mud Creek Road.  After investigation, Deputies placed Jorge Carreno, age 34 of Byron under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Carreno was additionally issued citations for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Carreno was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 10/02/2021 at approximately 1950 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of north IL Route 251 for a speeding violation of 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. After a brief investigation, Ethan Greiner, age 19 of Rockford, was placed under arrest for Driving on a Suspended License. Greiner was also cited for speeding. Greiner was released at the scene on an I-bond and given court date to appear in court.

Traffic Arrest

On 10-03-21, at approximately 1340 hours, Deputies assisted a motorist broken down on the southbound exit ramp of I-39 at IL Route 38.  While on scene it was discovered the driver Fernando Macias-Ramirez, age 33 of Kansas City Missouri, did not possess a valid driver's license.  Macias-Ramirez was placed under arrest where he received citations for No Valid License and No Valid Registration.  Macias-Ramirez was issued a $2,500.00 I-bond and provided a return court date​

Traffic Arrest

On 10-2-21 at about 1615 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Franklin Street and Third Street in Oregon IL.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Jerome Huenefeld 21 of Oregon for unlawful possession of cannabis/driver and cited him for no turn signal when required.  Jerome was released on an I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.  

DUI crash

On 10/01/21 at 1:06 A.M. the Ogle County Sheriff's Office and lynn Scott Rock Fire Dept. were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Rte 72 near Moulton Road.        Investigation by Deputies revealed that a east bound Kia SUV operated by Jessica Harper- Wlodarczyk age 39 of Davis Junction had struck a concrete barrier on the overpass.  Harper was transported by LSR ambulance to the Rochelle Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries. Harper was arrested for DUI  and improper lane usage and released on a I-bond.

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Traffic Arrest

On 9/30/2021 at approximately 2035 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 4500 block of south Lowell Park Road for a speeding violation of 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. After a brief investigation, Osvaldo Chavez, age 23 of Sterling, was placed under arrest for no valid driver's license. Chavez was also cited for speeding and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Chavez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. 

Possession of Controlled Substance Traffic Arrest

On 9/28/2021 at approximately 2304 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop in the 8,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After investigation Deputies placed Ryan Pearcy, age 26 of Byron under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (MDMA), Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Possession of a Controlled Substance (psilocybin mushrooms), and Improper Cannabis Container Driver.  Pearcy was additionally issued a citation for Improper Plate Attachment.  Pearcy was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending a court appearance.    

Driving Under the Influence

On 09/29/21 at approximately 2119 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to intersection of German Church Road at Limerick Road for the report of a vehicle in the ditch.  Deputies were advised prior to their arrival, that the vehicle was traveling through a bean field before becoming stuck in the ditch.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Thera N. Anspach, age 38 of Byron, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Driver.  Anspach was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.  Anspach was also cited for Open Container of Alcohol.  Deputies also arrested passenger Charles R. Gallagher, age 43 of Oregon, for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Passenger.  Gallagher was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Gallagher was also cited for Open Container of Alcohol.  ​

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 09-29-21, at approximately 1600 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of IL Route 38 and Main Street in Creston.  After conducting an investigation, it was discovered Chase Schott (age 20 of Monroe Center) was traveling eastbound into Creston when he didn’t realize a motorcycle traveling in front of him was turning south onto Main Street.  Schott then applied the brakes causing his vehicle to skid to the right shoulder before over-correcting and crossing both lanes of traffic where he struck an oncoming car driven by Daniel Calderon (age 19 of Rochelle).  Calderon was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital for injuries.  Schott was issued citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage.  Schott was released from the scene and provided a future court appearance. 

Traffic Arrest

On 09/29/2021 at approximately 2119 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop on IL Route 64 & Skare Road for a speeding violation of 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. After further investigation Deputies arrested Roman Martinez, age 27 from Rochelle, for Driving While License Suspended. Roman was also issued a citation for Speeding.  Roman was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond. 

DUI Accident Arrest

On 9/28/2021 at approximately 2050 hours Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident with no injuries at the intersection of Kennedy Hill Road and Woodburn Road.  After investigation, Deputies placed Jonathan Mcclanahan, age 34 of Winnebago under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Mcclanahan was additionally issued citations for failure to obey a stop sign and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.  Mcclanahan was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

Traffic Crash with Injuries

On 09-27-21 at 1311 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the 6900 block of N. IL Rt. 2. After an investigation, it was determined a Chevrolet Sonic, driven by Donald L. Cleven age 90 of Madison, WI was driving southbound on IL Rt. 2, attempting to merge from two lanes down to one lane. As Cleven was merging, he struck the front driver’s side bumper of a Peterbilt tractor, driven by Jose Rodriguez Arreguin age 59 of Rockford, that was in the lane Cleven was attempting to merge into. Cleven struck the front bumper of the Peterbilt with the rear passenger side of his vehicle. After striking the Peterbilt, the Chevrolet lost control and entered into the west ditch. Cleven and his passenger were checked by Byron EMS. Cleven was transported to Swedish American Hospital for precaution but did not appear to have any injuries. Cleven’s passenger was checked by EMS and released. The driver of the Peterbilt tractor was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 09/26/21, at approximately 1200 hours, I was dispatched to a two vehicle accident in the 1000 block of IL Route 64.  After conducting an investigation, it was learned Paul Branning (age 53 of Oregon) was traveling eastbound in the 1000 block of IL Route 64 on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle when a black Ford F250 driven by Jeffrey Boyden (age 48 of Oregon) pulled out of a private drive striking Branning.  Branning was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of the crash.  Boyden was issued citations for Failure to Yield at a Private Drive, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, and Expired Registration.

Driving While License Suspended

On 09-25-21 at 1944 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 11000 block of East Illinois Rte38 for an equipment violation.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Shannon Mancillas 46 of Ashton Illinois for driving while license suspended.  Mancillas was released on an I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.  

Possession of a Controlled Substance

On 09-25-21 at 2059 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of Lincoln Highway for a moving violation.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Samantha Metzger 27 of Rochelle for Possession of Cannabis Improper Container and a citation for Improper Stopping at a Stop Sign.  Metzger was released on scene and will appear in court at a later date.  Deputies also arrested Candace Collins 29 of Rochelle for Possession of Cannabis Improper Container, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Zanex).  Collins was transported to the Ogle Co Jail and held in lieu of bond.  

DUI Arrest

On 9/23/2021 at approximately 2357 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Main Street and Chestnut Avenue in Forreston after the a vehicle had been called in as a driving complaint traveling all over the roadway and in the oncoming lane of traffic.  After investigation Deputies placed Bradley Burke, age 36 of Dixon under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Burke was additionally issued a citation for Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Burke was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu bond.   

Injury Accident

On 9/22/21 at 1856 hours, Deputies were dispatched to W. IL RTE 64 and N. IL RTE 26 in reference to a single-vehicle accident with injuries.  After an investigation, Deputies learned Margaret L. Kovaka, age 74, of Savannah IL, was driving west bound on W. IL RTE 64. Kovaka drove through the intersection, exited the roadway, and drove through a dry retention pond, before coming to a stop in her 2016 Dodge. Kovaka was transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon, IL for non-life threatening injuries she suffered due to the crash.  Deputies were assisted on scene by Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Police Department. 

DUI Arrest

On 9/18/2021 at approximately 2118 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Blackhawk Road and IL Rte. 64.  After investigation, Deputies placed Adam Swanson, age 50 of Byron under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Swanson was additionally issued citations for Improper Lane Usage and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol.  Swanson was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

Traffic Crash with Injuries

On 9/19/21 at 0501 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 8163 S. Grist Mill Road in reference to a single-vehicle accident.  After an investigation, Deputies learned Cherly Chojnacki, age 50, of Mount Morris, failed to negotiate a curve and drove her 2004 Honda into the westbound ditch and struck a tree head-on.    Chojnacki was transported to the Rochelle Hospital for minor injuries she suffered due to the crash.  Deputies were assisted on scene by Rochelle Fire, Flagg Center Fire and Oregon Fire.  

DUI Arrest

On 9/18/2021 at approximately 2157 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Oak Avenue after responding to a suspicious vehicle call.  After investigation, Deputies placed Roman Saldana-Sotelo age 50 of Belvidere, under arrest for Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol.  Saldana-Sotelo was additionally issued citations for failure to yield at a stop sign and failure to stop at an intersection.  Saldana-Sotelo was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

DWLS Arrest

On 9/17/2021 at approximately 2211 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of W. IL RTE 72. After investigation, Deputies arrested Douglas Vargas, age 28 of Tampa, FL for Driving While License Suspended. Barrett was also issued citations for Speeding 21-25mph over the speed limit. Vargas received an I Bond with a return court date later next month. 

Traffic Arrest

On 09/18/21 at about 1540 hours, Deputies were advised of a possible reckless driver on Illinois Rte. 2 North of Grand Detour.  At about 1550 hours, Deputies located the offending vehicle in Oregon and conducted a traffic stop.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Samantha A. Bright 45 of Rock Falls Illinois for Driving While License Suspended and Attempted Obstruction of Justice.  Bright also received citations for No Insurance, and Improper Lane Use.  Bright was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.   

DWLS Traffic Arrest

Traffic Arrest

On 09/15/21 at 0733 hours, The Ogle County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop in the 6000 block of E Rt 72.  ​After a brief investigation, Tyrell Taylor, age 33, of Rockford was arrested for No Valid Driver's License, Improper turning at an intersection, speeding 75/55, and no insurance on the car.  He was transported to the Ogle County Jail.

No Valid D.L Arrest

Traffic Arrest & Warrant Arrest

On 09/12/21 Ogle County Deputies investigated a motorcycle complaint in the 10,000 block of E. IL. Rte. 64.  The motorcycle and driver were located at the intersection of E. IL. Rte. 64 and Meridian Rd.  The driver, 40 year old, Ryan S. Fox of DeKalb, IL was arrested for Driving While License Revoked.  Fox was also arrested for a failure to appear warrant out of Dekalb County.  Fox was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Driving Under the Influence

On 09/11/21, at approximately 1230 hours, Deputies responded to a domestic problem at 126 Windward Lane in Hillcrest.  Prior to arriving on scene the Communications Center advised the male half had left the residence.  Shortly thereafter, Stephen Gadson, age 32 of Hillcrest, was located at Casey's General Store on Powers Road.  After further investigation Gadson was presumed to be under the influence.  While taking Gadson into custody he resisted arrest.  With the assistance of Rochelle Police Department, Gadson was taken into custody and transported to Rochelle Community Hospital for minor abrasions.  Once medically cleared, Gadson was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs as well as resisting arrest.  Gadson was held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Crash

On 09/11/21, at approximately 1300 hours, Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS responded to a two vehicle accident in the 5000 block of N. River Road.   After conducting an investigation, Renee Felts, age 58 of Oregon, was discovered to be traveling southbound on River Road at a suspected high rate of speed.  Felts struck the rear end of a vehicle turning in front of her and continued approximately 1300 feet south before crashing into a tree and coming to rest.  Renee was transported to Swedish American Hospital where she was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Felts was also issued citations for Failure to Reduce Speed, Improper lane usage, No Seat belt, and No Valid Insurance.  Felts was admitted to the Hospital and received an I-bond with a future court date.   

Traffic Crash

On 09/11/2021 at approximately 2200 hours Deputies assisted the Byron Police Department while attempting to stop a vehicle at the 700 block of Blackhawk Road in Byron.  The Chevrolet Impala was pursued for a short time before the vehicle crashed in the 9000 block of N Barker Road. After further investigation, Patrick Larson (age 21) of Rochelle, was arrested by Byron Police for multiple charges and was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.  Patrick was also cited for Improper Lane Usage, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. 

Death Investigation


**Updated Monday, September 13th, 2021**
Following an autopsy, the preliminary cause of death was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation remains ongoing.

On Thursday, 09/09/21, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators assisted the Polo Police Department with a death investigation involving a 23 month old child. The investigation is ongoing but foul play is not suspected at this time.  Additional information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Traffic Crash

On 09/10/21, at 0500 hours Deputies responded to the report of a crash involving a car versus house.  Upon conducting an investigation, Michael Schlenbecker, age 18 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest and cited for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, No Valid Insurance, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid and Accident, and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol.  Michael's car was towed from the scene and Michael was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

Accident with Injury

On 09/08/2021  at approximately 1149 hours Ogle County Deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over accident in the 8100 Blk of South Illinois Route 2.  After an investigation it was learned that Christopher Coley, age 33 of Oregon,  was northbound on Route 2 when he crossed the center line and struck a guard rail, he then crossed then center line a second time and struck a utility pole.  The vehicle then overturned and struck a parked car. The vehicle was removed by Big Jim's towing.  Coley was transported the KSB Hospital by Dixon Rural EMS for non life threating injuries.

News Release

 

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Releases Labor Day Enforcement Numbers

 The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office issued 198 citations including 4 impaired driving arrests during its Labor Day traffic safety enforcement effort. The citations included:

  • 140 citations for Speeding
  • 4 arrests for DUI
  • 10 arrests for No Valid Driver’s License
  • 11 citations for Uninsured Drivers
  • 2 citations to Distracted Drivers (cell phone usage)
  • 2 arrests for Drug Violations
  • 29 citations for other traffic offenses

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 20 through Sept. 7 to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roads and encourage seat belt use. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign.

The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

Traffic arrest

On 09/06/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Chemere Thomas age 20 of Rockford, Il. for driving with no valid license .  Thomas  was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Rte. 64 after being stopped for speeding.  Thomas was held in lieu of bond at the Jail.

Disturbance / DUI Arrest

On 09/02/21 at approximately 0116 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of E North Park Drive for the report of a disturbance.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Erik A. Guglielmi, age 37 of Byron,  for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Criminal Damage to Property, and Disorderly Conduct.  Guglielmi was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond.

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 9/2/2021 at approximately  2134 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 near mile marker 104 southbound.  After investigation, Deputies issued Amber Talab, age 41 of Rochelle an I-Bond for Driving While License Suspended and she was given a future court date.  Talab was additionally issued a citation for speeding.

No Valid Driver's License Arrest

On 9/2/2021 at approximately 2336 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop on I-39 northbound at mile marker 104.  After investigation, Deputies issued Raul Perez-Crisostomo, age 38 of Streamwood an I-Bond for No Valid Driver's License and was given a future court date.  Perez-Crisostomo was also issued a citation for speeding.

DUI Arrest

On 09/01/2021 at 2:29am, deputies located a silver Saturn sedan stuck in the ditch of the 8700 block of N. IL RTE 2. It was determined the vehicle had driven off the edge of the parking lot, and become stuck in the ditch while turning around. Through the course of the investigation, Roger L. Henson (72) of Byron, IL was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Henson was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic arrest

On 09/01/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Billy Scott age 30 of Rockford, Il. for driving while license revoked. Scott was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Rte. 64 after being stopped for speeding. Scott was held in lieu of bond at the Jail.

Multi Vehicle Crash

On 9/1/2021 at 0724 hours, Ogle County Deputies, State Police, Rochelle and Lynn Scott Rock Fire Departments responded to a multiple vehicle accident at IL Rte. 64 and Lynnville Road. After brief investigation, it was discovered that Brandi Casey, age 35 of Esmond, was traveling westbound on Rte. 64 in a Ford SUV when she slowed down to turn south onto Lynnville Road. Seretha Hollingsworth, age 48 of Sycamore, was directly behind Casey in a Chevy Malibu and slowed down to allow the turn. Behind Hollingsworth was Ryan Scott, age 35 of Sycamore, driving a Ford SUV. Scott failed to reduce speed and struck the back of Hollingsworth's Malibu, which then struck Casey's Ford SUV. After the collision, Hollingsworth's vehicle rolled into the eastbound lane and struck a semi-truck driven by Sergio Sanchez, age 45 of Elgin.  Sanchez observed and anticipated the collision allowing him to slow down to nearly a complete stop. Mary Criscione, age 55 of Byron, was also traveling westbound in a Buick sedan behind Scott's vehicle and traveled into the north ditch to avoid the accident. Two vehicles received disabling damage and were removed by Ron's Towing. Medical personnel examined and released all parties involved on scene for suspected minor injuries. Scott was cited for electronic communications device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

Older Posts - August 2021

Traffic Accident with Injury

​On 8/30/2021 at approximately 0104 hours, Ogle County Deputies along with Byron EMS responded to the 8900 block of N. IL Rte. 2 for a single vehicle rollover accident with injuries.  An Investigation by Deputies revealed that Chase Clarke, age 28 of Byron, was traveling north on Rte. 2 when he attempted to evade a group of deer in the roadway. Clarke lost control of the vehicle and overturned in the west ditch. Clarke was treated for suspected minor injuries and transported to a local hospital. The vehicle was removed by Maggio's and no citations were issued.  

Domestic Battery

On 08/29/21 at approximately 0311 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of N Adams St. in Polo for the report of a domestic disturbance.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested John W. Simmons, age 43 of Polo, for Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, and Disorderly Conduct.  Simmons also had an active Ogle County warrant for Failure to Appear and an active LaSalle County Warrant for Failure to Appear.  Simmons was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond. ​

Traffic Accident with Injury

On 08/28/21 at approximately 0218 hours Ogle County Deputies responded to the report of a one vehicle motorcycle accident with injuries located in the 3000 block of N. Mulford Rd.  A passerby driving through the area observed a motorcycle on its side in the east ditch and then called 911 to report the accident.  Monroe Center Fire Department/Ambulance, Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department/Ambulance, Stillman Valley Ambulance, and Life Flight helicopter were all dispatched to the scene.  After an on scene investigation it was learned that a gray 2017 Victory motorcycle, driven by 32 year old Andrew J. Smith of Creston, was southbound in the 3000 block of N. Mulford Rd.  While southbound on Mulford Rd. the motorcycle drove in to the northbound lane and then left the roadway in the east ditch while approaching a curve.  Smith was ejected from the motorcycle in the east ditch.  Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Ogle County Coroner was called to the scene and took possession of the body.  Maggio's towing was contacted and removed the motorcycle from the scene.  

This accident remains under investigation.

Injury Accident

On 8/27/2021 at approximately 2236 hours, deputies along with Byron and Stillman Valley Fire Departments responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the area of 7600 E. Hales Corner. Investigation by deputies revealed that a Toyota 4Runner driven by 17 year old male was traveling east on Hales Corner. The driver left the roadway and overcorrected before overturning in the south ditch. The driver was examined and released on scene for suspected minor injuries. The driver was cited for improper lane usage and the vehicle was removed by Nielsen's Towing.

DUI Arrest

On 08-26-21 at 0341 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on W. Blackhawk Dr. at S. Union St. in Byron for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Jake Wyatt, age 23 of Rochelle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Wyatt was also issued citations for no registration light, improper lane usage, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Wyatt was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic arrest

On 08/25/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Dorian Bizzle age 19 of Mount Pleasant Wisconsin for driving while license suspended. Bizzle was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Bizzle was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Correctional Center.

Injury Accident

On  8/25/2021 at approximately 1153 hours Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident with an injury in the 8,000 Block of S. Carthage Road, which occurred earlier in the morning.  After investigation, Deputies learned Joshua Drake, age 39 of Walnut was traveling southbound in the 8,000 block of S. Carthage Road while in his Jeep.  Drake then partially struck a tree limb in the roadway.  Drake traveled partially off of the east side of the roadway while trying to avoid the tree limb.  Drake then traveled off of the west side of the roadway before striking a tree, causing heavy front end damage.  Drake later checked himself into KSB Hospital for non-life  threatening injuries.  

Traffic Accident

On 08/25/21 at approximately 4:51 pm Deputies and the Oregon Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident in the 2900 block of South Ridge Rd. A preliminary investigation revealed a northbound vehicle being driven by Nathaniel Bramm, age 39 of Dixon, traveled of the east edge of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a culvert before coming to a rest in a cornfield. Bramm was transported to KSB Hospital by Oregon EMS for treatment of apparent minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.

traffic arrest

On 08/24/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Rockford, Il. for driving with no license. The juvenile was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding 101 MPH. The juvenile was issued an Ibond and released to his parents. He will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.  

Traffic Arrest

On 8/24/2021 at approximately 1120 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Sam's Drive In in Byron for illegal window tint. After a brief investigation, Shykierah Taylor, age 23 of Rockford, was placed under arrest for No Valid Driver's License. Taylor was also cited for illegal window tint and expired registration. Taylor was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 8/24/2021 at approximately  0800 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Wilson St. and Pine St.  in Stillman Valley.  After a brief investigation, Kaylie Barber, age 32, of Stillman Valley, was placed under arrest for Driving while License Revoked. Barber  was also cited for no insurance. Barber was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Accident

On 08/21/21 at approximately 1927 hours Deputies and the Byron Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident in the 10000 block of North Illinois Rt 2.  An preliminary investigation determined a southbound vehicle driven by Sandra Koutlemanis, age 51 of Des Plaines, traveled off the west edge of the roadway.  The vehicle then overcorrected and entered the east ditch where it traveled down a small embankment before coming to a rest.  Koutlemanis was transported to Swedish American Hospital by Byron Fire/EMS for treatment of minor injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.

Traffic Arrest

On 08-22-21 at 1715 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of S. Daysville Rd. for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Veronica Tabares, age 35 of Sterling, IL was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Tabares was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no front license plate, and improper use of registration. Tabares was released on a $2500 I-Bond.

DUI Arrest

On 08-21-21 at 0024 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lynn-Scott-Rock EMS were dispatched to N. Walnut St. at W. 2nd St. in Lindenwood for vehicle pulled over on the side of the road, and the male driver, later identifier as Gary Brenton, age 33 of Woodstock, experiencing a medical emergency. Brenton was checked by EMS and signed a refusal. After an investigation, Brenton was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating compounds (drugs/alcohol), possession of controlled substance 15-100 grams (heroin)  possession with intent to deliver 15-100 grams (heroin). Brenton was also issued a citation for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Brenton was transported to the Ogle County Jail until his appearance before a judge.

News Release

This Labor Day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 As Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer near, The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.  

“While celebrations marking the last days of summer will look different this year from how they looked last year, there is certainly potential for an increase in the number of impaired drivers on the roads,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “Impaired driving kills more than 10,000 people in the United States each year. Please plan ahead for a safe ride home before you leave the house. It truly is a matter of life or death.”

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs from Aug. 20 through the early-morning hours of Sept. 8. During this period, motorists in Ogle County can expect to see stepped-up impaired driving patrols and seat-belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat-belt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.

If you’re celebrating this Labor Day, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.

The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

injury crash

On 08/18/21 at 5:32 PM the Ogle County Sheriff's Office along with the Rochelle and Flagg Center Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries at Flagg Road and Beebe Drive. Investigation by Deputies revealed that a Chevrolet SUV driven by Katie Harper age 33 of Rochelle had stopped on Flagg Road behind another vehicle which was turning left onto Beebe Drive.  At that time a Toyota Camry driven by a 16 year old female failed to see the stopped vehicles and as a result ran into the rear of the Chevrolet. The 16 year old was transported by Rochelle Fire Dept. Ambulance to Rochelle Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. the 16 year old was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed.

DWLS Traffic Arrest

On 8/16/21 at approximately 1518 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the south exit ramp of I-39 and IL Rte. 72 .  After an investigation, Deputies arrested Leton Dye, age 31 of Chicago for driving while license suspended.  Dye was additionally issued a citation for speeding.  Dye was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.

traffic arrest

On 08/14/2021 at approximately 126 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Blackhawk and Walnut in Byron. After further investigation Deputies arrested Stephen Mullane, age 33 of Poplar Grove, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Stephen was also cited for Improper Lane Usage and Unlawful Transportation of Alcohol. Stephen was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

Traffic Crash

On 08/14/21 at approximately 11:15 am, Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident in the 4,800 block of E. Illinois Rte. 72.  After an investigation it was determined that a 2008 Triumph motorcycle being driven by Jason M. Gibbs, age 45 of Lake Villa Il., was westbound on Rte. 72 when he failed to negotiate the curve at that location and exited the roadway into the north side ditch.  No other vehicles were involved and Gibbs was transported to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford for injuries sustained.  At the time of this release the medical condition of Gibbs is not known. 

Traffic Arrest

On 8/13/2021 at approximately 0139 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I39 Mile Marker 111. After investigation, Deputies arrested Javier Torres, age 40 of Rockford, for Driving While License Revoked. Torres was also issued a citation for Littering on a Highway. Torres was transported top the Ogle County Jail where he was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Crash

On 08-13-21, at approximately 1600 hours, Deputies with the assistance of the Illinois State Police and Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire/EMS responded to I-39 at IL Route 64 for the report of a single vehicle crash with injuries.  After conducting an investigation, it was learned Larry Monette, age 73 of Arkansas, was traveling south on I-39 exiting onto IL Route 64 when Monette presumably fell asleep.  Monette traveled off of the exit ramp and came to rest after colliding with several pine trees.  Monette was assisted from the vehicle by a passing motorist as his car became fully engulfed. Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire and EMS responded to the scene where they tended to the fire as Monette was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for suspected injuries.

Traffic Arrest

On 8-11-21 at 1844 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 2nd and Walnut in Byron on a 2006 Ford Focus.  After a short investigation, Deputies arrested Lisa K Mccoy ,61, of Stillman Valley for Driving While License Revoked and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Lorazepam).  Mccoy was transported to the OGle County Corrections Center and will appear in court on 8-12-21. 

Injury Accident

On 8/11/2021 at approximately 1509 hours, Deputies responded to the 1,000 block of N. Daysville Road in reference to a single motorcycle accident with injuries.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned a 2007 Victory Motorcycle driven by Colton Shaw, age 27 of Oregon was traveling northbound on Daysville Road when he lost control while negotiating a curve.  Shaw then laid down his motorcycle on the paved roadway before sliding off of the east side of the roadway and coming to rest.  Shaw was transported to Mercy Riverside Hospital for non-life threatening injuries by Oregon EMS.  The accident remains under investigation.   

Criminal Trespass

On 08/10/21 at 1715 hours approximately, the Ogle County Sheriffs Deputies investigated a disturbance at the Meridian Junior High School in Stillman Valley.  Rhonda Fager, age 40, of rural Stillman Valley was arrested for criminal trespass to property after refusing to leave the building.  She was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

DUI Accident

On 08/09/21 at approximately 2351 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the intersection on Unity Road and Buffalo Road for the report of a possible single vehicle accident with unknown injuries.  As Deputies arrived on scene, it was determined that a brown Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Buffalo Road, failed to yield at the intersection, and crashed into the east ditch embankment of Unity Road.  After the further investigation, the driver Aric J. Bender, age 42 of Polo, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Bender was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Bender was also cited for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol (Open Container), and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. 

Traffic Arrest

On 08/09/21 at approximately 2051 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Freeport Road at Harper Road.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Justin L. Krull, age 33 of Freeport, for Driving On Expired License (more than one year).  Krull was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Krull was also cited for Improper Use of Registration. 

Traffic Arrest

On 08/09/2021 at approximately 2041 hours deputies conducted a traffic stop at the 7000 block of N Kishwaukee Road. After further investigation Deputies arrested Christopher Howard, age 32 of Rockford, for Driving While License Suspended. Christopher was taken to the Ogle County Jail in Lieu of bond.

DUI Accident

On 08-07-21 at 2039 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3000 block of S. IL Rt. 2 for a single vehicle crash with no injuries. After an investigation, it was determined Randall L. Clark, age 51 of Dixon was traveling southbound, when he left the roadway, striking a rock wall on the west side of the road. The vehicle then traveled eastbound across the center line, and the northbound lane. The vehicle came to rest on the east side of the roadway. Clark was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Clark was also cited for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Clark was transported to the Ogle County jail and held in lieu of bond.

Injury Accident

On 08/08/21 at 1110 hours Deputies responded to a two motorcycle crash in the 5000 block of Illinois Rte. 64.  After a short investigation it was determined that a 2007 Harley Davidson operated by Michael Avolio, 53 of North Riverside, IL was traveling west on Illinois Rte. 64 behind a 2014 Harley Davidson operated by Dale Detman, 67 of Plainfield, Illinois, when Dale slowed for a vehicle in traffic.   Michael struck Dale and lost control causing the Harley Davidson to slide on the left side.  Michael Avolio and his passenger Cheryl Serpico, 62 of North Riverside, IL were transported to KSB Hospital for minor injuries by Oregon Fire.

Traffic Arrest

On 08/06/21 at approximately 1605 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 800 block of East Spring Creek Rd.  After further investigation Ernest Elswick, age 54 of Byron, was placed under arrest for Aggravated Driving While License Revoked (Class 3 Felony).  Elswick was additionally cited for Expired Registration and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Elswick was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held pending an appearance before a judge.

Traffic Arrest

On 08/06/21 at approximately 1918 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 6000 block of West Pines Rd.  After further investigation Jerime Kuhlemier, age 40 of Oregon, was placed under arrest for Aggravated Driving While License Revoked (Class 4 Felony).  Kuhlemier was additionally cited for Unlawful Use of Registration, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, Obstructed Registration, and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Kuhlemier was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held pending an appearance before a judge.

Disturbance

On 08/07/21 at approximately 0216 hours Deputies responded to the Lake Ladonna Campground in reference to a disturbance.  After further investigation Tammy Marozik, age 49 and Joseph Marlett, age 37, both of Elgin, were placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.  Marozik and Marlett were transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.

DUI Accident

On 8/6/2021 at approximately 2214 hours, Ogle County Deputies along with Lynn Scott Rock EMS personnel responded to the 14000 block of E. IL Rte 72, for a one vehicle accident with suspected minor injuries. After investigation, it was determined that Adam Moschel, age 55 of Monroe Center, was traveling westbound on E. IL Rte 72. Moschel then entered the north ditch, at which time he struck a telephone pole. Moschel fled the scene but was located shortly by the Ogle County K9 Unit and transported to Rochelle Community Hospital for minor injuries from the accident. Moschel was issued citations for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Open Container/Alcohol, Failure to Give Notice of an Accident, Operate an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage. Moschel received an I bond and was left in the care of Rochelle Community Hospital personnel.

DUI Accident

On 8/7/2021 at approximately 0126 hours, Ogle County Deputies along with Lynn Scott Rock and Rochelle EMS responded to the 2000 block of S. Lynnville Rd for a one vehicle accident with injuries. After investigation, It was determined that Michael Drendel, age 22 of Lindenwood, was traveling northbound on S. Lynnville Rd. Drendel lost control of the vehicle, at which time he entered the east ditch, striking an embankment. Drendel's vehicle continued into a bean field at which time the vehicle was believed to roll over two times before coming to rest upright on all four tires. Drendel was transported to the Rochelle Community hospital for minor injuries by Lynn Scot Rock Ambulance.  Front seat passenger, Nolan Turner, age 22 of Rochelle, was transported to OSF Saint Anthony's by Rochelle Ambulance for suspected major injuries. Drendel was issued citations for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, Improper Lane Usage and Operate an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Drendel was given an I bond and left in the care of Rochelle Community Hospital personnel.  

Minor Injury Accident

On 8/6/2021 at approximately 1334 hours Deputies responded to the 6,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After investigation, Deputies learned that Gregory Garrett, age 60 of Mount Morris was traveling southbound in a white Buick passenger car while in the 6,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  Garrett then drove off of the eastside of the roadway and struck a small tree before the vehicle came to rest.  Garrett was transported to Swedish American Hospital by Byron EMS for minor injuries. 

Traffic Arrest

On 08/05/21 Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Denny Dal Santo age 55 of Rockford Il. for driving with no valid driver's license. Dal Santo was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Dal Santo was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Correctional Facility.

Traffic Arrest

On 08/02/21 at approximately 2146 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Washington St. in Oregon.  After further investigation Melissa Burns, age 39 of Polo, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked.  Burns was also cited for Loud Exhaust and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Burns was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

Older Posts - July 2021

Driving while license suspended

On 07/30/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested Daliyah Jones age 19 of Rockford for driving without a license. Jones was arrested by Deputies on Rte. 64 near Woodlawn Road after being stopped for speeding. Jones was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Correctional facility.

Traffic Arrest

On 07-31-2021 at 1310hrs, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Lanark Rd and Il Rte 26 for a male subject that was in the roadway sleeping and possibly intoxicated in his vehicle. After further investigation, Michael Frey, age 56 of Polo, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked, Driving under the influence of alcohol, and illegal transportation of alcohol. It was later learned that Frey was also involved in a property damage accident at Springdale Rd and IL Rte 26. He was also cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Frey was additionally charged with Felony Aggravated Driving under the Influence. Frey was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he is being held pending a court appearance in front of a judge. 

Traffic Arrest

On 07/29/21 at approximately  1650 hrs Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle on Illinois Route 2 north of Oregon for a traffic violation.  Pursuant to the stop, Joseph Lones, 34, of Loves Park was arrested for No Valid Drivers License and not wearing a Seat Belt.  Lones was confined at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

Drug Arrest

On 07/29/21 at approximately 10:30 pm Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle on Illinois Route 2 north of Oregon for speeding.  Pursuant to the stop, Barbara A Smith, 32, of Rockford was cited for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis as a Driver and Speeding.  A passenger in the vehicle, Joshua D Smith, 35, of Rockford was cited for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis as a Passenger.  Both individuals were released from the scene on an I-bond with a court appearance at a later date.

Traffic Arrest

On 07/28/21 at approximately 0226 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 39 at mile marker 109 southbound.  After investigation, Deputies arrested Dayton Nielson (driver), age 23 of Fairmont, Minnesota, for an active nationwide Minnesota state arrest warrant for Parole Violation.  Deputies also arrested the passenger, Shawn Gaston, age 31 of Peru, Illinois, for Possession of Methamphetamines and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Passenger (Improper Container).  Nielson and Gaston were transported to the Ogle County Jail where both are held with no bond.  Nielson was also cited for Speeding 93 mph in a 70 mph speed zone.   

Minor Injury Accident

On 7/28/21, at 0535 hours, Deputies  responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the 5000 block of S. Freeport Road.  After an investigation, Deputies learned the driver, Chad Oldham, age 32 of Milledgeville was traveling southbound on Freeport Road where he lost control of his 2013 Buick LaCrosse and entered the eastbound ditch where his vehicle rolled over. Oldham was transported to KSB hospital by Polo Ambulance for minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation.

Traffic arrest

On 07/27/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gonzalo Herrera age 25 of Rockford, Il. for driving while license suspended. Herrera was arrested by Deputies on I-39 near Rte 64 after being stopped for speeding. Herera was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Correctional Center.

Drug Arrest

On 07/25/21 at approximately 2256 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Hitt St and Illinois Rt 64 in Mount Morris.  After further investigation Seth Rudecki, age 19 of Stillman Valley, was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Improper Container.  Rudecki was also cited for Speeding and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Rudecki was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held pending an appearance before a judge.

Drug Arrest

On 07/24/2021 at 2013 hours, deputies were dispatched to the area of IL Route 64 and S. Rocky Hollow Road for a driving complaint. The vehicle was eventually located in the 3900 block of W. IL Route 64 in rural Mt. Morris and a traffic stop was initiated. Darren M. Findrick (47) of Mt. Morris, IL was placed under arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin) Class 1 Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine) Class 1 Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis/Driver. Findrick was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance in front of a judge.
 
Deputies were assisted by the Mount Morris Police Department.

Injury Accident

On 07/25/21 at 1334 hours, The Ogle County Sheriffs Dept investigated an accident on I39 northbound at the 107.5 mile marker.  Brandy Carlson, age 42, of Knoxville, Il, struck the rear of a car driven by Richard Broek, age 73, from Lake Orion, MI, in the rear.  Broek's vehicle then spun out of control and struck the overpass embankment of Lindenwood Rd that crosses I39 at that location.  Broek and his wife Judith Broek, age 71,  were transported to Swedish American Hospital by Lynn Scott Rock EMS for minor injuries.  Carlson was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and given a court date to appear.

Traffic Arrest

On 7/23/2021 at approximately 2051 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 88 at Mile Marker 77. After investigation, Deputies arrested Christena M. Poole, age 34 of DeKalb, for No Valid Driver's License and an outstanding warrant for DUI.  Poole was also issued a citation for an equipment violation. Poole was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Driving Complaint Arrest

On 7/24/2021 at approximately 1035 hours, Deputies were advised of a driving complaint traveling southbound in the 1,000 block S. IL Rte. 2.  A short time later, Deputies were updated with another driving complaint on the same vehicle traveling back northbound on IL Rte. 2.  At approximately 1058 hours, Deputies located the vehicle and driver in the 7,000 Block of N. Alpine Drive.  After investigation Deputies placed Angela Duke, age 52 of Byron under arrest for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Duke was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

Domestic Battery

On 7/24/2021 at approximately 2030 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 200 block of Main St. in Holcomb for a disturbance. After investigation, Deputies arrested Jennifer K. Nash, age 47 of Holcomb, for Domestic Battery. Nash was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 07-24-21 at 1956 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 18000 block of E. IL Rt. 64 for a registration violation. After an investigation, Jordan Davidson, age 32 of Elgin was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Davidson was also cited for suspended registration, and operating a vehicle with no insurance. Davidson was released from the scene on a signature I-Bond.

Drug Arrest

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 1502 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Illinois Rt 64 and Grandview Terrace.  After further investigation, Bryce Austin, age 21 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest for Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver (Class 3 Felony).  Austin was also cited for No Front Registration and No Trailer Lights. Austin was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held pending an appearance before a judge.

Traffic Arrest

On 07/23/21 at approximately 0254 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at IL Rte 2 and IL Rte 72.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Donovan M. Goble, age 37 of Rockford, was taken into custody and charged with Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (over 100 grams) a Class 4 Felony and Improper Container (driver).  Goble was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond.  Goble was additionally cited for Speeding.

Traffic Arrest

On 07/20/21 at approximately 2356 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Rt 72 and Mt Vernon Rd in rural Shannon.  After further investigation, Tori Adams, age 26 of Freeport, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked.  Adams was also cited for a Broken Tail Light.  Adams was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

A passenger in the vehicle, Johnathon Watkins, age 30 of Freeport, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Cannabis. Watkins was released on an Individual Bond.

Motorcycle Accident

On 07/20/2021 at 7:12pm, Ogle County Sheriff deputies and the Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department were dispatched to the 20000 block of E. IL Route 64 in rural Esmond for a single unit motorcycle crash with injuries. Upon arrival to the scene, it was determined a black 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was driving westbound on E. IL Route 64, before exiting the roadway and overturning in the north ditch. The driver of the motorcycle, Corey D. Kelchner of Rochelle IL, was transported by Lynn-Scott-Rock Ambulance to Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside, in Rockford, IL for treatment of serious injuries. Corey was issued citations for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, Operate an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Corey was issued an I-Bond and released.  The accident remains under investigation.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Illinois State Police.

Accident with Injuries

On 7/21/21 at 1532 hrs Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Oregon Fire Department and Oregon Ambulance responded to the 4400 of S. Il Rte 2 for a report of a semi vs. pedestrian accident. Upon investigation Deputies learned that Patricia A. Jones, age 86 of Oregon, was walking across Rte 2 from east to west. As Jones was crossing the road she was struck by a northbound semi that was driven by Eric H. Rivera, age 61 of Lehigh Acres FL. Jones was flown by React Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Rockford for treatment of serious injuries. Rivera was not injured in the incident.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Oregon Police Department and the Illinois State Police. The incident remains under investigation.

Domestic Battery

On 07/21/21 at approximately 4:45 PM Ogle County Deputies responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at 5167 N. Blackwood Road.  After investigating the disturbance 36 year old Matthew L. Hurst of Rochelle was arrested for Domestic Battery and Felony Criminal Damage to Property.  Hurst was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he is being held pending a court appearance in front of a judge. 

Traffic arrest

On 07/16/21 Ogle County Sheriff's deputies arrested Tya Ru age 24 of Milwaukee Wi. for driving while license revoked. Ru was arrested by deputies on Hwy 251 near Davis Junction after being stopped for unsafe passing. Ru was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 07/10/21 at approximately 1551 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Kennedy Hill Rd, just into Winnebago County.  After further investigation Jamar Baker, age 32 of Rockford, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked.  Baker was also cited for Obstructed View.  Baker was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

 
On 07-11-21 at 0038 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on W. Blackhawk Dr. at N. Colfax St. in the city of Byron for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Ray Smith, age 54 of Leaf River was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Smith was transported to the Ogle County jail and held in lieu of bond. Smith was also cited for illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving with no lights when required.

Traffic Arrest

On 7/8/21 at approximately 1535 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop near IL Rte. 2 and Townhall Road. After a brief investigation, Brianna Ogden age 18 of Rockford, was arrested for No Valid Driver’s License. Ogden was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. Ogden was also cited for a registration violation and no insurance.

Violation of an Order of Protection

On 7/4/2021 in the early morning hours, Deputies were advised of a possible Violation of Order of Protection. After a brief investigation, Larry Boes, age 74 of Byron, was found to be in violation of an active Order of Protection. On 7/7/2021, Deputies located Boes. Boes was placed under arrest for Violation of Order of Protection and was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was later released on a Recognizance bond.

Traffic Crash

On Wednesday July 7th, at approximately 4:12 pm, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Stillman Valley Fire Dept. and Linscott Rock Fire Dept. responded to the 7400 Block of N. Junction Rd., Davis Junction for the report of a one vehicle crash with injuries. It was later determined a pickup truck driven by Tobias Inman (M/W age 38 of Davis Junction) was n/b when it left the roadway and overturned several times coming to a rest in a corn field. Inman fled the scene into a corn field to which additional personnel was dispatched to the area to assist in locating Inman. Also responding to the scene was Ogle County K9 and Drone personnel as well as Flagg Center Fire Dept. and Byron Fire Dept.

At approximately 7:14 pm, Inman was located in the corn field just west of the crash scene and taken into custody. Inman was transported to OSF Hospital in Rockford by Stillman Valley Fire for injuries related to the crash. Inman was arrested and released at OSF for the following charges. Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, Improper lane usage, Failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, failure to wear seatbelt and expired registration. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Maggio’s.

News Release

 

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Releases Fourth of July Enforcement Numbers

 

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office issued 204 citations including 6 arrests for alcohol related violations during the Fourth of July “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Citations were issued for numerous traffic offenses including:

  • 2 arrests for DUI
  • 4 citations for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol
  • 15 arrests for Driving While License Suspended/No Valid DL
  • 2 citations for No Seat Belt
  • 2 citations for Using an Electronic Communication Device While Driving
  • 16 citations for Uninsured Drivers
  • 3 arrests for Cannabis violations in a vehicle
  • 119 citations for Speeding

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies from June 17th through July 5th to get drunk and drugged drivers off our roads and encourage seat belt use. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign.

The enforcement period was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs.

Traffic Arrest

On 7-6-21 at 1850 hours, Deputies responded to Illinois Rte. 64 and White Rock road for a motorist assist.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Marshall Heide, 29 of Ottawa, for driving while license suspended and unlawful possession of cannabis/improper container.  Heide also received citations for expired registration and no insurance.  Heide was transported to the Ogle Co Jail and held in lieu of bond.

DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED

On 7/5/2021 at approximately 2115 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of S. IL Rte 26. After investigation, Deputies arrested Cainon Canas, age 24 of Rock Falls, for Driving While License Suspended. Canas was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an equipment violation. Canas was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

traffic arrest

On 07/02/21 at approximately 1809 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Twombly Road and IL Rte 251.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Davis S. Fant, age 41 of DeKalb, for Driving While License Suspended.  David was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  David was also cited for Speeding 75 mph in a 55 mph speed zone and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Disturbance arrest

On 07/04/2021 at approximately 2353 hours Deputies responded to the island at 7084 N River Road in reference to a possible armed subject. After further investigation, Deputies arrested Jeremy Gabel, age 45, for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Disorderly Conduct. Jeremy was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 07-01-21 at 0106 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of IL Rt. 251 at IL Rt. 64 for an equipment violation. After and investigation, Mapendo Nyaketchi, age 24 of Rockford  was arrested for no valid driver’s license. Mapendo was also cited for no registration light. Mapendo was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

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Battery

On 6/30/21 at 1404 hours, Deputies responded to 406 S. Valley Drive in reference to a disturbance.  After an investigation, Deputies arrested Mardell Harms, age 71 of Stillman Valley for battery. Harms was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she is being held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 6-30-21 at 2051 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I88 at mile marker 77 west-bound on a 2000 VW for loud exhaust.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Ivan Lugo-Tellez 39 0f Des Moines IA for no valid drivers license.  Ivan was also cited for loud muffler.  Ivan was transported to the Ogle Co Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  

Traffic Arrest

On 06/30/21 at approximately 2031 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Washington St and River Rd. After further investigation Brett Rawlings, age 36 of Sheffield, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended. Rawlings was released on an individual bond  

Traffic Crash

On 6/29/21 at 1454 hours, the Ogle County Sheriffs Dept responded to the intersection of Ashelford Dr and N IL RT 2 in rural Byron to a report of an accident involving injuries.  Two cars were reported to be involved.  Upon arrival, it was determined that a car driven by 18 year old Elizabeth Hinshaw of Oregon struck the rear of a stopped car driven by 84 year old Robert Koritz of Byron.  Robert Koritz and his wife, Joyce age 82, were not injured.  The only passenger in Hinshaw's car was Whitney Kirk, age 18 of Oregon.  Both Hinshaw and Kirk were transported to Swedish American Hospital for minor injuries. 
 
The Byron Police Dept, The Byron Fire Protection Distict, and D & W Towing assisted at the scene of the crash.  The investigation is on going.
 

Traffic Arrest

On 6-27-21 at 2112 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I88 at mile marker 77 on a 2010 Ford for speeding 97mph in a 70mph zone.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Guillermo Rodriguez-Gonzalez 39 of Chicago for driving while license suspended.  Guillermo also received citations for speeding, no insurance, unlawful transportation of alcohol, and no front registration.  Guillermo was transported to the Ogle Co. Jail and held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 6/25/21, at 0749 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop at route 251 and Carrie Avenue. After an investigation, Deputies arrested Regino Mercade, age 21 of Genoa for driving while suspended and for an outstanding warrant out of Dekalb County.  Mercade was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 06/25/21 at approximately 1944 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Flagg Rd and Skare Rd.  After further investigation Devin McDaniel, age 42 of Rochelle, was placed under arrest for No Valid Drivers License.  McDaniel was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.

Domestic Battery

On 6/25/2021 at 2027 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of N. Meridian Rd. Chana, IL for a report of a disturbance. After further investigation, Deputies placed Mason J. Wolter, age 21, of Chana, IL under arrest for domestic battery, and criminal damage to property. Wolter was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he is being held pending a court appearance in front of a judge. 

News Release

Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off Independence Day Campaign For Safe And Sober Driving

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office announced its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run June 17 through July 6 to encompass three weekends leading up to and following the Independence Day holiday, one of the deadliest times on Illinois roads.

“We want all our residents and visitors to have an enjoyable and safe holiday,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “Remember – if you’re going to drink or use other impairing substances, don’t drive. We will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure everyone makes it home from their celebrations.”

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office will join the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.

To keep your 4th of July celebrations safe, plan ahead by designating a sober driver, not driving distracted and always wearing your seat belt. Other important tips include:

  • Give your designated driver your keys before you go out.
  • If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.
  • Use your favorite ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft or use public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.


The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The campaign runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has “Life or Death” consequences.

Traffic Arrest

On 06-18-21 at 0015 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on IL Rt.251 at IL Rt. 72 in Davis Junction for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Carlos De Los Reyes, age 22 of Rochelle was arrested for no valid driver’s license, and improper cannabis container-driver.  De Los Reyes was also issued citations for no registration light, and operating uninsured motor vehicle. De Los Reyes was released on a signature I-bond with a return court date.

traffic arrest

On 06/18/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Nikolas Adolphson age 19 of Rockford for driving while license suspended. Adolphson was arrested by deputies on Hwy 251 near Davis Junction after being stopped for speeding. Adolphson was held in lieu of bond at the Jail.

Traffic crash

On June 10th 2021 at 10:28 P.M.  the Ogle County Sheriff's Office and Oregon Ambulance were dispatched to an injury traffic crash on Rte. 2 just south of the Oregon city limits. Investigation by deputies revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Nickolas Langley age 32 of Rock Falls, Il. was traveling north on Rte. 2 when he struck a deer. Langley was transported by Oregon Ambulance to KSB Hospital in Dixon for treatment of what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. Oregon Police Dept. assisted at the scene. 

Drug Arrest

On 06-08-21 at 2244 Hrs, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Rt. 38 at Lincoln Highway in Rochelle for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Jacob Simpkins, age 31 of Mcewen, TN was arrested for possession of cannabis 100-500 grams, and improper container of cannabis as a driver. Simpkins was also cited for no rear registration light, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Simpkins was transported to the Ogle County jail and held pending an appearance before a judge.

Traffic Arrest

On 06-08-21 at about 2131 hours, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a gray Toyota  at the intersection of 9th Ave. and Tilton Park Dr. in Rochelle for an equipment violation.  Pursuant to the stop, Rita M Walsh, 24, of Rochelle, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. Walsh was released on a notice to appear with a court date of 7-16-21 at 0900 hours in Oregon at the Ogle County Courthouse.

One Vehicle Rollover Accident

On 6/5/21 at about 1944 hours Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Leaf River Fire, responded to a one vehicle rollover in the 800 block of S. Main St in Leaf River. After completing an investigation into the incident, it was determined that Cassandra Kaltenbrun, age 45, of Mt Morris, had been traveling northbound in a 2001 green Subaru when she struck multiple parked cars and overturned. Kaltenbrun was transported to Swedish American Hospital for minor injuries. She was arrested and released on an I-Bond for DUI and No Valid Driver’s License, as well as cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, No Insurance, and Improper Use of Registration.

 

Traffic Arrest

On 06/07/21 at approximately 8:15 pm Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a Chrysler passenger car on Ridge Road in rural Oregon for a speed violation.  The Chrysler refused to stop and fled from Deputies south on Ridge Road.  The vehicle eventually stopped south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Pines Road; however the driver fled the scene on foot.  An exhaustive area search was conducted using the Sheriff's Office K9 as well as a drone; and the suspect was located  hiding approximately 30 feet off the ground in a tree.  The Oregon Fire and Ambulance were requested to the scene to help with rescuing the suspect out of the tree.  Upon safely climbing down from the tree; the suspect was identified as Johnathan P Parker,  37, of Mt Morris.  Parker was charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and an outstanding Ogle County warrant for Mob Action.  Parker was also the suspect in a prior investigation and was subsequently charged with Burglary and Burglary from a Motor Vehicle.  The two passengers in the Chrysler, Angela M Baker, 35, of Dixon and Sierra N. Piester, 27, of Prophetstown were also charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.  Angela Baker additionally had an outstanding warrant out of Lee County for Possession of Dangerous Drugs.  All 3 individuals were confined at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond and awaiting a court appearance.  Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Oregon and Mt. Morris Police Departments. 

Traffic crash

On 06-06-20, at approximately 0630 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on I-39 at mile marker 99 southbound. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a blue Chevrolet Cruze with heavy front end and driver's side damage.  After further investigation Damontae Perry, age 23 of Rockford, was placed under arrest and issued a citation for No Valid License.  Perry received additional citations for Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid an accident and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Perry was issued an I-bond with a future court date and released on scene.

Traffic Arrest

On 6/7/21 at 0914 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 6000 block of N. Route 2.  After an investigation, deputies arrested James Jimenez, age 41, of Dixon for driving while license suspended and speeding.  Jimenez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 06/05/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Teara Burnside age 24 of Peoria, Il. for driving while license suspended. Burnside was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding 103 MPH. Burnside was released on an I-bond and will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.

Traffic Arrest

On 06-02-21 at 2148 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop at IL Rt. 38 and S. Beck Rd for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Abigail E. Nimerfroh, age 20 of Dekalb, IL was arrested for no valid driver’s license. Nimerfroh was also cited for no registration light. Nimerfroh was released on a signature I-bond.

Disturbance

On 06/02/21 at approximately 1732 hours Deputies responded to an address in the 2000 block of West Mud Creek Rd in reference to a disturbance. After further investigation Lisa Smith, age 32 of Mt Morris, was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Smith was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

News Release

Ogle County Sheriff's Office announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office today announced it issued 166 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.“ Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts save lives,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle.

While Illinois’ 2020 seat belt compliance rate was 94.6%, unbelted occupants still account for over half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.

During the enforcement period Deputies also issued 6 written warnings. The 166 citations  were for various violations including:

  • 5 Seat Belt Citations
  • 3 DUI arrests
  • 15 Suspended/revoked licenses
  • 9 Uninsured motorists
  • 96 Speeding citations
  • 4 Drug arrests

The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

Traffic Accident

On 6/3/2021 at approximately 5:30 PM, Ogle County Deputies along with Rochelle EMS responded to the intersection of S. Mulford Rd and E. Twombly Rd for a two vehicle accident with minor injuries. After investigation, it was determined that a Honda sedan, driven by Alexander Chavez, age 27 of Rochelle was traveling westbound on E. Twombly Rd, at which time he entered the intersection after failing to stop at a stop sign. The Honda was struck by a pickup truck driven by Jeremy Good, age 37 of Rochelle, who was traveling northbound on S. Mulford Rd. Chavez was transported to the Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Chavez was also issued citations for Failure to Stop at an Intersection and No Valid Driver's License.

Traffic Crash

On 06/01/2021 at approximately 6:14 pm, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Polo Fire Department and Mount Morris Fire Department responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Pines Road and Lowell Park Road.  Investigation by Deputies revealed that a southbound box truck driven by Jaunot Nelson, age 35 of Dallas Texas, failed to stop at the stop sign on Lowell Park Road and entered the intersection.  The box truck was then struck by an eastbound vehicle traveling on Pines Road driven by Marcia Dewey, age 37 of Polo Illinois.  Dewey was transported to KSB Hospital by Polo EMS and subsequently air lifted to OSF Saint Anthony’s with serious injuries.  A juvenile male passenger of Dewey’s vehicle was transported to a local hospital with suspected minor injuries.  Nelson was issued citations for Disregarding an Official Traffic Control Device and Failure to Stop at an Intersection with a return court dated issued.

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Traffic Arrest

On 5-29-21 at 2040 hours Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I88 at mile marker 77 east bound on a 2000 Volkswagen for loud exhaust.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Ivan Lugo-Tellez 39 0f Des Moines IA for no valid drivers license.  Ivan was also cited for no insurance and unlawful transportation of alcohol.  Ivan was transported to the Ogle Co Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. 

DUI  Arrest

On 5/29/2021 at approximately 2118 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 11000 block of E. Fisher Rd in reference to a possible accident in that area. After investigation, it was determined that Leonel Torres-Meza, age 38 of Rochelle struck a parked vehicle that was unoccupied in a driveway. Torres-Meza was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued citations for Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report a Vehicle Accident, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage. Torres-Meza was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 05-30-21 at 0004 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of 1000 E. IL Rt. 64 for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Alexis D. Cantrell, age 22 of Chana, IL was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Cantrell was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Cantrell was also cited for no registration light.

DUI Arrest

On 05/29/21 at approximately 2240 hours Deputies investigated a domestic problem in the 2000 block of North Freeport Rd. After further investigation Matthew Strohecker, age 27 of Freeport, was placed under arrest for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Strohecker was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge.

Driving while license suspended

On 05/30/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Kiernan Jacobson age 21 of Rockford for driving while license suspended. Jacobson was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Jacobson was held in lieu of bond at the jail.

Domestic Battery

On 05/28/21 at approximately 1900 hours Deputies responded to an address in the 100 block of South Maple St in Stillman Valley in reference to a domestic problem. After further investigation Corey Kelchner, age 36 of Stillman Valley, was placed under arrest for Domestic Battery. Kelchner was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held pending an appearance before a judge. 

Traffic Arrest

On 05/29/2021 at approximately 1130 hours, Deputies initiated a traffic stop on IL E RT 64 at Interstate 39. After further investigation James M Love, age 33 of Rockford, was placed under arrest for Driving on a suspended license. Love was also issued a citation for speed. Love was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.  

Drug Arrest

On 5/29/2021 at approximately 0034 hours, Ogle County Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of N. IL Rte 2. After an investigation, Deputies arrested Kayla Boyenga, age 31 of Dixon, for possession of a controlled substance (Crack/Cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended. Boyenga was also issued citations for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Boyenga was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 05/26/2021 at approximately 1744 hours, Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 10,000 block of  E IL RT 72. After further investigation Debora L Waters, age 43 of Davis Junction, was placed under arrest for Driving on a suspended license. Waters was also issued a citation for speed. Waters was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.  

Traffic Arrest

On 05/24/21 at approximately 2047 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 11000 block of West Illinois Rt 72.  After further investigation Javier Rodriguez, age 23 of Waukegan, was placed under arrest for No Valid Drivers License.  Rodriguez was also cited for Operating An Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Illegal Window Tint.  Rodriguez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic arrest

On 05/23/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Alejandrino Hernandez age 27 of Dekalb for driving without a valid license. Hernandez was arrested by deputies on Rte. 64 near Chamberlain Road after being stopped for speeding. Hernandez was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Arrest

On 05/21/2021 at approximately 2235 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of N IL Rte 2.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Tianna R. Cornell, age 20 of Tampico, for Driving While License Suspended.  Cornell was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.  Cornell was also cited for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and issued a written warning for inoperable rear registration light.    .

Traffic Arrest

On 5/20/2021 at approximately 1310 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of S. IL Rte 2. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ricky Green, age 56 of Milwaukee WI, for Driving on a Suspended License. Green was also issued citations for Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Signal and Expired Registration. Green was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic arrest

On 05/21/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Justin Williams age 32 of Rockford for driving while license suspended. Williams was arrested by deputies on Hwy 251 near Davis Junction after being stopped for speeding. Williams was held in lieu of bond at the Jail.

injury crash

On 05/21/21 at 5:12 P.M. the OCSO along with the Lynn Scott Rock Fire Dept. responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries on I-39 near Mowers Road. Investigation by deputies revealed that a north bound vehicle driven by Kevin Abbott age 36 of Peoria Illinois had stopped in traffic when it was rear ended by a vehicle driven by James Hopkins age 34 of Elkhorn Wisconsin.  An adult female passenger in Abbott's car was transported to the Rochelle Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Hopkins was arrested by deputies for driving while license revoked and held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.  Hopkins was also cited for uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.

Traffic Accident

On 5/18/2021 at 1756 hours, Deputies along with Leaf River EMS responded to the intersection of 3rd St and Main St in Leaf River for a vehicle vs bicycle accident with minor injuries. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that an 11 year old bicyclist was traveling southbound on N Main St approaching the intersection of 3rd St. Monica Spear, age 33 of Leaf River, was traveling westbound in a black GMC pickup truck on 3rd street also approaching the intersection at Main St. It was determined that the juvenile bicyclist entered the intersection before  Spear's vehicle cleared through the intersection, causing a minor collision. The juvenile was treated for minor injuries on scene by Leaf River EMS.

Traffic Accident

On 5/14/21, at 0827 hours, Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at Skare and Flagg Road.  A 2006 Nissan driven by Irma Ugalde, age 25, of Rochelle was driving northbound on Skare Road approaching the intersection with Flagg Road.  A 2005 Dodge driven by John Roe, 68, of Rochelle was driving westbound Flagg approaching the intersection of Skare Road.  Uglade failed to yield right of way to Roe's vehicle and entered the intersection, striking Roe's vehicle.  After an investigation, Deputies cited Irma Ugalde for no valid license and failure to yield to oncoming traffic.  Ugalde was given an I-bond for her citations.  Ugalde and her two children, ages 1 and 3,  were transported to the Rochelle Community Hospital by Rochelle Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. 

Traffic Crash

On 5/18/2021 at 1451 hours, Deputies along with Monroe Center EMS responded to a two vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of IL Rte. 72 and Kilbuck Road. Robert Kesler, age 32 of Kirkland, was driving eastbound on Rte. 72 near Kilbuck Road in a Ford Cargo van. Rachel Sievert, age 21 of Davis Junction, was driving behind Kesler in a Nissan Altima. Kesler was slowing down to allow a vehicle to turn north onto Kilbuck Road from Rte. 72. Seivert was unable to reduce to speed to avoid colliding with Kesler's back bumper. Both vehicles received disabling damage. Kesler and Sievert were both seen by medical personnel and did not receive any injuries. Sievert was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

DUI Accident

On 5-16-21 at 1644 hours. Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Illinois Rte. 2 for a motorcycle crash. It was learned that Ronald Bandy 48 of Freeport was traveling north on Illinois Rte. 2, failed to navigate a curve, lost control coming to rest on the west bank of the Rock River.  Bandy was transported to Swedish American Hosp by Byron Fire for minor injuries.  Bandy was subsequently charged with DUI and cited for driving on the shoulder and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Bandy was released at the hospital and will appear in court on 7-2-21 at 0900 am.  Deputies were assisted on scene by Oregon and Byron Fire.  The accident remains under investigation. 

News Release

 

 

 

 This Memorial Day, ‘Click It or Ticket’

Starting now through Memorial Day weekend, the Ogle County Sheriff's Office is stepping up enforcement to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

“We want the act of buckling up to become automatic to all drivers and passengers,” said Sheriff Brian VanVickle. “’Click It or Ticket’ isn’t about citations – it’s about saving lives. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45%. Seat belts save lives every day, but they’re only effective if they’re used.” 

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a popular time for traveling to visit family and friends. Whether you are traveling down the block or across the country, make sure you buckle up every time. 

While Illinois currently has a 94.6% seat belt use compliance rate, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in motor vehicle crashes. The simple click of a seat belt could save thousands of lives each year.

.The “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

Traffic Arrest

On 05/13/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's deputies arrested Ebtihal Albaiaty age 37 of Sterling for driving while license suspended and a Whiteside County warrant. Albaiaty was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Albaiaty  was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Accident

On 5/13/2021 at approximately 1612 hours Ogle County deputies responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the 7100 block of South Illinois Route 2.  After an investigation it was learned that Keshon Reed, age 19 of Mt Morris, was driving a Ford van that was pulling an empty boat trailer.  The boat trailer had lost a tire, which caused the trailer to slide. The trailer then slid into the oncoming lane of traffic and collide with a Honda Civic, which was driven by Christine Aguayo, age 67 of Dixon. A passenger in the Honda, Rita Cannon, age 70 of Dixon, Aguayo, and Reed all refused any medical treatment. 

DUI Arrest

On 05/11/21 at 2321 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Pines road and Ridge road for a report of a one vehicle crash.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Brian A Rosenbalm 39 of Leaf River for Aggravated DUI (3rd DUI), DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.  Rosenbalm also received citations for improper lane use, driving on the shoulder, and squealing tires.  Rosenbalm was transported to the Ogle Co Jail and held in lieu of bond.  Deputies were assisted on scene by Mt. Morris Police and Oregon Fire. 

Traffic Accident

On 5/12/2021 at 1221 hours, Deputies along with Rochelle EMS responded to the intersection of Flagg Road and Skare Road for a two vehicle accident with injuries. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a (17)year old driver and (15) year old passenger were travelling east on Flagg Road approaching the intersection of Skare Road in a BMW sedan. Thomas Price, age 61 of Rochelle, was travelling south on Skare Road in a Subaru SUV and was stopped at the stop sign at Flagg Road. Price attempted to continue south on Skare Road, but failed to yield to the juvenile driver traveling on Flagg Road. A collision occurred in the intersection. Both drivers were transported to Rochelle Community Hospital for suspected minor injuries. Price was at fault and received a citation for failure to obey a stop sign.

traffic arrest

on 05/09/21 ogle County Sheriff's deputies arrested Damoria Smith age 23 of Dekalb, Il. for driving while license suspended. Smith was arrested by deputies on Rte. 64 near Woodlawn Road after being stopped for speeding. smith was released on an I bond and will appear in Ogle County court at a later date.

Driving while suspended arrest

On 05/07/21 the OCSO deputies arrested Dawan Gordon age 33 of Battle Creek Michigan for driving while license suspended. Gordon was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Gordon was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 5/8/2021 at 1500 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of W. Blackhawk Dr. in Byron. Upon further investigation, Heather Heathcott, age 40 of Mount Morris, was charged for No Valid Driver's License and released on an Individual Bond. Heathcott was also given a warning for a registration violation and issued a return court date.

Traffic Arrest

On 05/07/21 at approximately 0056 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Rt 72 and Adeline Rd. After further investigation Christopher Forney, age 25 of Forreston, was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Forney was also cited for Speeding, Improper Lane Usage, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and an Equipment Violation. Forney was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Accident with Injuries

On 05/06/21 at approximately 6:48 am Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Rochelle and Hillcrest Fire Departments responded to the report of a two vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of 251 and Bethel Road; north of the city of Rochelle.  A white Chrysler van, driven by Ronald Hamilton, 72 of Rockford, was driving westbound on Bethel Road approaching the intersection of IL Rte. 251.  A blue Saturn passenger car, driven by Paula Groves, 49 of Rockford, was driving southbound on IL Rte. 251 approaching the intersection of Bethel Road.  Hamilton failed to stop at the stop sign for traffic on IL Rte. 251 and struck Groves' car on the driver side.  Both vehicles traveled off the west side of the roadway and came to rest  in the front yard of a private residence.  Hamilton was extricated and transported to Rochelle Community Hospital by Rochelle Ambulance for treatment of serious injuries.  Groves was extricated and transported to Rochelle Community Hospital by Rochelle Ambulance for treatment of critical injuries.  Groves was subsequently flown to St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford by Life Flight for additional medical treatment.  Hamilton was cited for Disobeying a Stop Sign and the accident remains under investigation.

News Release

The Ogle County Sheriff's announces distracted driving enforcement results

 The Ogle County Sheriff's  announced it issued 285 total citations including 13  violations to drivers for using a cell phone while driving during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

“We strongly enforce distracted driving laws for one reason – to save lives,” said Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle . The Ogle County Sheriff's Office joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.

Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, it is illegal. Break the cycle. Drop It and Drive.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

No valid driver's license

On 05/04/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Yushuwa Lukalula age 25 of Rockford for driving without a valid driver's license. Lukalula was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Lukalula was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.

Traffic Arrest

on 5/4/2021 at approximately 0135 hours, Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the 8400 block of N. Pecatonica Rd in reference to a motorist assist. After investigation, Deputies arrested Donald Gary III, age 22 of Rockford, for Obstructing Justice, Resisting a Peace Officer, and No Valid Driver's License. Gary III was also issued multiple equipment and traffic violations. Gary III was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to correctional staff and held in lieu if bond.  

Traffic Arrest

On 5/4/2021 at approximately 0830 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop at Route 251 and Holcomb Road. Upon further investigation, the driver, Paublo Zapata, age 41 of Rockford was charged for driving without a valid driver's license. Zapata was also cited for speeding, illegal transportation of open alcohol and other violations. Zapata was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Accident

On 05-02-21 at 1815 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Rochelle EMS were dispatched to the area of Skare Rd. at Flagg Rd. for the report of a UTV rollover with injuries. After an investigation, it was determined the UTV was driven by one juvenile, who had 5 juvenile passengers. The juveniles were driving the UTV on private property, and overturned after trying to navigate a  turn on a hill. Two male juvenile passengers were transported by Rochelle EMS to Rochelle Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The four other juveniles were  not  injured. The incident occurred on private property and no citations were issued. .

Traffic Arrest / Drug Arrest

On 5/3/2021 at approximately 1808 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of W. Hitt St and N. Reynolds Ave in Mount Morris. After investigation, Deputies arrested Heather Loso, age 27 of Oregon, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Benzodiazepines). Loso was also issued a citation for an equipment violation. Loso was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond.

Accident

On 05/01/21, at approximately 1830 hours, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies along with the Mount Morris Fire Department responded to a two vehicle accident at IL Route 64 at Rock Rd.  Upon completing an investigation, it was discovered Javier Maldonado and Marangely Diaz were traveling westbound on IL Route 64 in a grey Ford Edge.  While attempting to turn northbound onto Rock Road their vehicle was struck from behind by a white GMC Acadia driven by Eric Callaway.  Diaz was transported by ambulance to KSB hospital to be treated for suspected minor injuries. Based upon evidence collected at the scene and witness statements, Callaway was determined to be at fault and subsequently cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Traffic Arrest

On 05/02/21, at approximately 0040 hours, deputies conducted a traffic stop at Mullberry Avenue and Center Street in Mount Morris.  Upon further investigation, the driver Ellis Kereven-Roby age 22 of Rockford was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license suspended.  Kereven-Roby was additionally cited for Improper use of registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.  Kereven-Roby was transported to the Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

 

Rollover Accident

On 04-30-21, at approximately 2200 hours, Deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover in the 17000 block of W IL Route 52. After conducting an investigation, Devin Rogers, age 29 of Dixon was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.  Rogers was also issued citations for Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid an accident and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Rogers was transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon where she was released on an I-bond and given a future court date.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by Polo Fire/EMS. 

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Driving while license suspended

On 04/29/21 Ogle County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Rose age 28 of Belvidere for driving while license suspended. Rose was arrested by deputies on I-39 near Monroe Center after being stopped for speeding. Rose was held in lieu of bond at the ogle County Jail.

Traffic Arrest

On 4/29/2021 at approximately 2315 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of N. IL Rte 2 and N. Deer Path Rd. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ryan Mckee, age 20 of Rockford, for driving with No Valid Driver's License. Mckee was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an Equipment Violation. Mckee was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 04/27/21 at approximately 0002 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of South 4th St in Oregon.  After further investigation Steven Pancryz, age 26 of Dixon, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Revoked and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.  Also arrested was a passenger in the vehicle, Caisha Hilliard, age 32 of Dixon, for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Both Pancryz and Hilliard were transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.

Domestic Battery

On 04/25/2021 at approximately 1829 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 5000 block of W Harvey Rd for the report of a domestic disturbance.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Michael A. Schehorn, age 50 of Oregon, for Domestic Battery.  Michael was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 4/24/2021 at approximately 2155 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of S. Seventh St and Clay St in Oregon. After investigation, Deputies arrested Brianna Bendis, age 26 of Oregon, for No Valid Driver's License. Bendis was also issued a citation for an equipment violation. Bendis was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond. 
 

Arrest

On 04/22/21 at approximately 2159 hours Deputies responded to a disabled vehicle near the intersection of Illinois Rt 72 and Fork Creek Rd. After further investigation Paris Reid, age 28 of Clinton Iowa, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended. Reid was also cited for Illegal Transportation of Alcohol. Reid was released on an individual bond and will appear in court at a later date, 

Domestic Battery

On 04/23/2021 at approximately 0124 hours, Ogle County Deputies responded to the 15000 block of W. Harper Road for the report of a domestic disturbance.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrest Douglas C. Strong, age 37 of Forreston, for Domestic Battery.  Douglas was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held with no bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 04/21/2021 at approximately 1842hrs, deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 900 blk of S Caron Rd. After further investigation, Mattew M Lovejoy, age 30, of New Milford was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. Lovejoy was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Arrest

On 04/21/2021 at approximately 2217hrs, deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of 6th St and Washington St in Rochelle. After further investigation, Dwaine Hampton III, age 23, of Rochelle was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. Hampton was also issued citations for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no rear registration light. Hampton was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.    

Domestic Battery

On 04-22-21 at 0217 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of S. 2nd Ave. In Forreston, IL for the report of a break-in. After an investigation, Colton Moser, age 19 of Leaf River was arrested for domestic battery. Moser was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held with no bond.

Domestic Battery

On 4/20/21 at approximately 1338 hours Ogle County Deputies responded to 2494 South Daysville road in reference to a domestic disturbance.  After an investigation Debra L Dyers, age 60 of Oregon, was arrested for two counts of Domestic Battery.  Dyers was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. 

Drug Arrest

On 04-19-21 at approximately 0253 hours Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Blackhawk Dr. and Lincoln St. in Byron for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Gina Ellis, age 34 of Lyndon, was arrested on an in-state warrant. Ellis was transported to the Ogle County jail. After arriving at the jail, Ellis was additionally charged with possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and possession of methamphetamine. Ellis was held at the Ogle County jail pending an appearance before a judge.

DUI Arrest

On 4-17-21 at approximately 1646 hours Deputies located a gray 2018 Jeep unlawfully parked at Illinois Rte. 64 and Stone Hill Rd.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested the driver, Tyler Woltmann, 27 of Belvidere, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Woltmann was also issued citations for unlawful parking and unlawful transportation of alcohol.  Woltmann was transported to the Ogle Co Jail and held in lieu of bond.

DUI Arrest

On 04-18-21 at 0332 Hrs., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of W. IL Rt. 64 for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Quinn Rothermel, age 23 of Oregon was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Rothermel was also issued citations for no front registration and improper use of registration. Rothermel was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 4/16/21 at 1054 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 12,000 block of E. Route 38.  After an investigation, Deputies arrested Oscar Regalado, age 27 of Stillman Valley for driving on a revoked license.  Regalado was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.

Driving while license suspended

On 04/16/21 the Ogle County Sheriff's Office arrested Elizabeth Williams age 30 of Dekalb, Il. for driving while license suspended. Williams was arrested by deputies on Rte 64 near Mulford Road after being stopped for speeding. Williams was released on a I bond and will appear in court at a later date. 

Driving while license suspended

On 04/16/2021 the Ogle County sheriff's Office arrested Tyrone Carter age 36 of Rockford for driving while license suspended. Carter was arrested by deputies on Rte 64 near I-39 after being stopped for a registration violation. Carter was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle county Jail. 

Traffic Arrest

On 04/14/2021 at approximately 1640 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Ridge Road at Pines Road.  After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Christopher R. Taylor, age 32 of Oregon, or Driving While License Expired (more than a year).  Taylor was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.  Taylor was also cited for No Front Registration Plate and given a written warning for Improper Turn Signal. 

Traffic Accident

On 04/14/21 at 10:53 P.M. the Ogle County Sheriff's Office along with the Creston and Rochelle Fire Departments responded to a one vehicle roll over crash at Route 38 and East County Line Road.  Investigation by Deputies revealed that an east bound Mercury operated by Kaiya Smith age 30 of Rockford skidded off the north side of Rte. 38 and then overturned after striking a culvert. Smith was transported to Rochelle Hospital by ambulance for what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

Drug Arrest

On 4/12/2021 at approximately 1639 hours, Deputies located a vehicle stuck in the ditch just off of the northbound ramp on I-39 at IL Rte. 72.  The vehicle had also recently been called in as driving recklessly in the area.  After investigation, Deputies arrested Richard Kinney, age 65 of Belvidere under arrest for Improper Container of Cannabis as a Driver.  Kinney was additionally issued citations for Improper Lane usage and an Expired Registration.  Kinney was released on an I-Bond at the scene and was given a future court date. 

Traffic Arrest

On 04/12/2021 at approximately 0219 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 8000 block of N. IL Rte 251. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ericka Munoz, age 28 of Rockford, for No Valid Driver's License. Munoz was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an equipment violation. Munoz was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 04/10/2021 at approximately 0012 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of N. IL Rte 2. After investigation, Deputies arrested Mary Lindquist, age 22 of Rockford, for No Valid Driver's License. Lindquist was also issued a citation for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. Lindquist was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.  
 

Search Warrant

After an investigation, deputies were able to obtain a search warrant. On Friday April 9th at approximately 1312hrs, Ogle County Deputies executed a search warrant in the 300 of N Congress Ave in Polo. During the search, deputies located Methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Robert Ennenga age 53 of Polo, was taken into custody and charged with, knowingly intent to deliver methamphetamine 15g-100g Class X Felony, possession of methamphetamine 15g-100g Class 1 felony, possession of controlled substance (cocaine) under 15g class 4 felony, possession of controlled substance (Heroin) under 15g class 4 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia class a misdemeanor. Ennenga was taken to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Arrest

On 04-07-21, at approximately 2045 hours, Deputies responded to the 200 block of Powers Road for a domestic disturbance.  Upon conducting an investigation, Dwyer White age 25 of Rochelle, was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and aggravated assault. White was located at his residence where he was taken into custody.  White was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he will be held without bond until a court appearance.

Traffic Arrest

On 4/7/2021 at approximately 1255 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Mud Creek and Limekiln Roads.  After investigation, Deputies placed Timothy Smith, age 54 of Mount Morris under arrest for Driving While License Revoked, No Valid Registration, and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle.  Smith was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Traffic Arrest

On 04/07/21 at approximately 2102 hours Deputies initiated a traffic stop in the 5000 block of South Lowell Park Rd.  After further investigation David Linboom, age 24 of Dixon, was placed under arrest for Driving While License Suspended.  Linboom was also cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Operating a Vehicle With Suspended Registration, Loud Exhaust, and Window Tint.  Linboom was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Warrant Arrest

On 04/06/2021 at approximately 0056 hours, Ogle County Deputies conducted a vehicle check on a vehicle parked on the shoulder in the 5000 block of N IL Rte 2. After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested Shaunna J. Peak, age 41 of Rockford, for an active Rockford arrest warrant for Larceny.  Peak was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. 

Traffic Arrest

On 4/6/2021 at approximately 1343 hours Deputies performed a traffic stop in the 4,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After investigation Deputies issued Robert Espinosa, age 34 of Leaf River citations for Electronic Communications Device and Driving While License Suspended.  Espinosa was released on an I-Bond and given a future court date.