Ogle County Sheriff 4-19-21


March 4
Jody T. Willis, 44 of Hillcrest, was arrested on an Ogle County arrest warrant for five counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, class X Felonies. The arrests stem from an investi-gation the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office began in August of 2020 in which Willis is alleged to have sexual contact with a female minor. Willis’ bond was set at $500,000, 10% applies.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Ogle County Deputies responded to the Ogle County Probation de-partment.  After an investigation it was learned that Rueben C Burgess, 31 of Rochelle, had de-frauded a drug screening test.  Burgess was placed under arrest for defrauding a drug and alcohol screening test and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond

March 3
At approximately 10:15 p.m., Ogle County Deputies responded to the 500 block of S. Ash Avenue in Forreston, in reference to a disturbance. After Investigation, Deputies arrested Steven Croffoot, 26 of Pearl City, for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting a Peace Officer. Croffoot was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

March 2
At approximately 2:51 p.m.,  Deputies responded to the 5000 block of S. Lowden Rd in reference to a traffic crash.  An S10 truck driven by Tobias Knapp, 21, of Sterling was northbound on S Lowden Rd., approximately 1/2 mile south of Lighthouse Rd.  He was attempting to pass another vehicle in a double yellow no passing zone. It struck a 2500 Chevrolet truck head on that was trav-elling southbound. The 2500 was driven by James Bertsch, 61, of rural Oregon. Neither driver sustained injuries. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Knapp was cited for improper passing and fail to reduce speed to avoid an accident and given a March 31st court date in Ore-gon. The Ogle County Sheriffs Dept was assisted by Oregon Fire Dept and Ambulance.

At 9:54 a.m., The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Forreston Police Department, For-reston  Fire  Department, and the Forreston Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident  with injuries on  IL. RT. 26 at Coffman Road.  A Ford F250 pulling an enclosed trailer was following a red Ford Fusion southbound on IL. RT. 26. The Ford Fusion slowed to make a left turn onto Coffman Road when the  Ford F250 failed to yield to the Ford Fusion. The Ford F250 rear ended the  Ford Fusion causing the  Ford Fusion to cross over  RT. 26 and some to a stop  in the east ditch. The Ford F250 came to a stop on the  roadway. The driver of the  Ford Fusion Roger F. KIlker, 84 of Forreston and his passenger  Audrey R. Kilker, 83 of Forreston were transported to  Freeport Memorial  Hospital by Forreston EMS and Freeport  EMS with minor injuries. The driver of the  Ford  F250 Daniel P. Reif, 54  of  St.. Paul Minnesota refused medical attention. Reif  was issued a citation for Failure  To Re-duce  Speed  To Avoid  An Accident.

At 1:53 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 20,000 block of E. Route 64.  After an inves-tigation, Deputies arrested Kelly Truell, 31 of Dekalb for driving without a license and speed-ing.  Truell was given an I-bond for his citations and was released from the scene.

March 1
At approximately 2:38 p.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7,000 block of N. IL Rte. 2.  After an investigation Carlos Andres, 21 of Rockford, was arrested  for Driving While License Sus-pended. Andres was released on an I-Bond and given a future court date.   
Feb. 26
At 12:02 a.m. Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 6000 block of South IL Rte 251 in rural Rochelle on a Blue Ford Taurus for an equipment violation. After a short investigation, Deputies arrested Amaya Watters, 20, of Rockford for no valid drivers license.  Watters was released on a notice to appear with a court date of 03/24/2021 at 0900 hours.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. Ogle County Deputies responded to the Ogle County Probation de-partment.  After an investigation it was learned that Alyssa M Trotter, 28 of Polo, had defrauded a drug screening test.  Trotter was placed under arrest for defrauding a drug and alcohol screening test and transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond

Feb. 25
At approximately 7:52 p.m. Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Rt 251 and Illinois Rt 64.  After further investigation, Carlos De Los Reyes, 21 of Rochelle, was placed un-der arrest for Felony Possession of Cannabis 100-500 grams, No Valid Drivers License, and Ob-structing Identification. De Los Reyes was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

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