At approximately 10:15 p.m., Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 at mile marker 106. After investigation, Deputies arrested Austin R. Cantrell, 25 of DeKalb, for Driving While License Suspended. Cantrell was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Obstruction of Windshield. Cantrell was subsequently transported to the Ogle County Jail without issue.
At approximately 4:40 a.m., Deputies located an accident in the 200 block of S. Franklin St in Byron. After investigation, Garrett A. Atkins, 22 of Byron, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. Atkins was also cited for illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident, and no insurance. Atkins was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.
At approximately 3:34 p.m. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Illinois Rt 251 near the intersection of Dutch Rd. After further investigation Jennifer Nash, 48 of Holcomb, was placed under arrest for No Valid Driver’s License. Nash was also cited for Expired Registration. Nash was released on an Individual Bond and will appear in Ogle County Court at a later date.
At 3:08 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of N. Route 251. After an investigation, Deputies arrested Debora Waters, 44, of Lindenwood for an outstanding warrant out of Winnebago County for failure to appear. Waters was transported to the Ogle County Jail. Waters was given an I-bond for her citations for driving while license suspended and speeding.
At approximately 9:11 p.m., Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of East Illinois Route 38 and South Chana Road. After investigation, Deputies arrested Travis L. Adams, 38 of Rochelle, for Driving While License Suspended. Adams was also issued citations for Expired Registration, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and an Equipment Violation. Adams was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of E. Flagg road. After an investigation, Deputies arrested John Koltunchik, 48 of Dixon for driving while license revoked. John was additionally issued a citation for speeding. John was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.
At 5:10 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of W. IL RTE 64 for a 911 hang up. During the subsequent investigation, Deputies arrested Brennden M. Harms, 19, of Polo for two counts of Domestic Battery. Harms was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending a court appearance.
At approximately 11:17 a.m. Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle side by side UTV accident on E. Husking Peg Rd near the intersection of Rocky Hollow Rd. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Husking Peg Rd and then lost control. The driver and only occupant, a 16 year oldfrom Rochelle, was transported to KSB Hospital for minor injuries by Ashton Ambulance. This accident remains under investigation.
At approximately 7:49 p.m. Deputies responded to a single vehicle in the ditch east of the intersection of Macklin Road and Walden Road in Byron. After further investigation, Rebekah Sherwood, 45 of Stillman Valley, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Sherwood was also cited for Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed. Sherwood was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.
Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dakotah Bell, 27 of Rockford for driving on a suspended drivers license. Bell was arrested by Deputies on Hwy 251 near Davis Junction after being stopped for speeding. Bell was released on an I-bond and will appear in court at a later date.
Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Courtney Delgado, 27 of Chana for driving on a Revoked drivers license. Delgado was arrested by Deputies on I-39 after being stopped for speeding. Delgado was transported to the jail and held in lieu of bond.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a red Buick Century on I-39 near Mile Marker 110. After conducting an investigation, Lee Dallas III, 29 of Rockford, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Dallas was issued citations for Driving While License Suspended and Illegal Window Tint and released on a $2,500.00 I-bond. During the course of the traffic stop, Deputies identified the front seat passenger as Jamie Lozano, age 20 of Rockford. Lozano was then arrested on an In-State Warrant. Lozano was issued a notice to appear and was also released at the scene.
At approximately 10:01 p.m. Deputies initiated a traffic stop at mile marker #106 northbound on I-39 for an inoperable registration light. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested Franklin Melgar-Rodriguez, 20 of Tennessee, for No Valid Driver’s License. Franklin was released on an Individual Bond with a future court date provided.
At approximately 2:36 p.m. Deputies responded to 135 S Pine Street in Stillman Valley for a check welfare on a driver asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. After further investigation Allan Hauhia, 52 of Stillman Valley, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Hauhia was also cited for Improper Parking in the Roadway and was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.
At 6:43 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash with injuries that occurred in the 13000 Blk of W. Milledgeville Rd. Upon arrival Deputies determined that a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica had been eastbound on Milledgeville Rd and had crossed the centerline and collided head on with a 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, which had been westbound. The Polo Fire Department and Ambulance and the Milledgeville Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate and treat the occupants of both vehicles and also to extinguish a fire that occurred in the Chrysler after the collision. The driver and only occupant of the Chevrolet, Thomas B. Knipple, 31 of Polo, was transported by the Polo Ambulance to KSB Hospital in Dixon and was later flown to OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital by Life Flight helicopter for treatment of serious injuries. The driver and only occupant of the Chrysler, Timothy M. Alba, 37 of Polo, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
At 5:35 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on I-39 at mile marker 111 S/B for an equipment violation. After an investigation Willie Dotson, 56 of Beloit, Wisconsin, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Dotson was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and no front license plate. Dotson was released on a signature I-Bond with a return court date.
Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tykee McDonald, 22 of Rockford for an Ogle County failure to appear warrant and for driving on a suspended drivers license. McDonald was arrested by Deputies on North Mulford Road after being stopped for speeding. McDonald was transported to the jail for the warrant and issued a Individual bond for the traffic offenses.
At approximately 6:38 p.m., Ogle County Deputies along with the Lynn-Scott Rock Fire/Ems personnel responded to the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Maple Street in Davis Junction for a two vehicle accident with injuries. After investigation, it was determined that a blue 2017 Toyota Tacoma being driving by Robert Hoovler, 66 of Davis Junction, was traveling westbound on Chicago Avenue approaching Maple Street. At that time, a black 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, being driven by Stephanie Smith, 43 of Rockford, failed to yield the right of way while traveling north on Maple Street through the intersection. The Toyota struck the Mercedes-Benz on the passenger side causing disabling damage to both vehicles. Hoovler and a single occupant of the Tacoma were uninjured. Smith and single occupant of the Mercedes-Benz were transported to a nearby hospital for suspected minor injuries. Smith was issued a citation for Failure to Yield at Intersection and given a return court date.
Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Steven Dodson, 44 of Chana for domestic battery. Dodson was held in lieu of bond at the Ogle County Jail.
At approximately 11:02 p.m., Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Illinois Route 72 and Adeline Road for an equipment violation. After a brief investigation, Cody Meier, 33 of Forreston, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and an In-State Warrant. Meier was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Meier was also cited for an inoperable registration light.