Police Reports

On July 18 at approximately 2:53 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ridge Road and Oregon Trail Road. Upon an investigation it was determined that a blue Audi A4 being driven by Jon Taylor Peterson, 21, of Maple Valley, Washington was traveling west on Oregon Trail Road and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection to a black Toyota Venza traveling north on Ridge Road. The Toyota was being driven by Judith A. Tatlock, 70, of Oregon. No injuries were being reported by either party involved in the accident and both refused medical attention at the scene. Peterson was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

On July 16 at approximately 9:49 p.m. deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Illinois Route 26 and Illinois Route 64. After investigation, deputies learned the driver, Jeffrey Decker, 53, of Lombard, was traveling westbound in his maroon Mazda SUV on Illinois Route 64.  Decker then traveled through the stop sign at the T-intersection of Illinois Route 26 and continued off the roadway before striking an embankment and going airborne before coming to rest. Decker was checked out on scene by Polo EMS and transported to KSB Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Decker was also issued citations for disobeying a traffic control device, seat belt violation, and operating an uninsured vehicle.  Polo officers and Mt. Morris officers assisted with the accident.

On July 13 at 10:04 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the area of 100 E. Cedarholm St., Creston for the report of a pedestrian being struck by a passing vehicle. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Christian Stanbery, 22, of Creston, for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while license suspended. Stanbery was transported to the Ogle County Jail to be processed where he was additionally charged with aggravated DUI. Stanbery was released on a notice to appear court date Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. The pedestrian refused EMS and had minor injuries. Stanbery was additionally cited for expired registration and operating uninsured motor vehicle.

On July 9 at 11:11 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Straddle Creek Road just west of North Brookville Road (Carroll County), for an equipment violation that occurred in the 15,000 block of West White Eagle Road (Ogle County). As a result, deputies arrested Juan P. Anguiano, 44, of Clinton, Iowa for driving with no valid driver's license. Anguiano was additionally issued a citation for no muffler. Anguiano was released on scene with a notice to appear with a future court date.

On July 3 at 9:48 p.m. deputies, assisted by Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department, responded to a three-vehicle accident in the 13,500 block of East Illinois Route 72. After a brief investigation it was determined a Ford F-150, driven by Mary Burriell, 35, of Rochelle, with three juveniles, struck the rear of a Hyundai Ioniq, driven by Ronald Kayser, 75, of Winnebago, with three juveniles and one adult passenger, which then struck the rear of a Tesla driven by Timothy Aulner, 48, of Rockford, with one juvenile passenger. All occupants were assessed by EMS and refused treatment. Burriell was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

On June 25, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford Edge in the 12,000 block of N. Baileyville Road. 

On June 25 at approximately 1:30 a.m. deputies arrived in the 200 block of Mulberry Lane in rural Dixon regarding a reported domestic battery. After an initial investigation, deputies placed Christopher K. Valdivieso, 32, of Dixon, under arrest for domestic battery. Valdivieso was transported to the Ogle County Jail and was held pending an appearance before a judge.

On June 18 at about 6 a.m. the Ogle County Special Operations Unit, with the assistance of the Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team, Stillman Fire, Rochelle Fire, REACT, and MD1 executed a search warrant at 439 S. White Rock Road in Chana. Upon completion of the search, the Ogle County Special Operations Unit seized 111 grams of a substance containing cocaine, three firearms, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition of various calibers. The owner of this residence, Scott I. Nelson, was subsequently arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver 100-400 grams, a class-X felony; and three counts of possession of a firearm without a FOID, a class-A misdemeanor.  Nelson was transported to the Ogle County Jail, appeared in court on June 20, and was released.

On June 18 at approximately 10:54 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of North Illinois Route 2 and Mud Creek Road for a registration violation. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Ryan Klotz, 39, of Rockford, for driving while license revoked. Ryan was released on a notice to appear with a future court date given.

On June 14 at 11:40 a.m. deputies responded to 7,000 Block of East Grist Mill Road for a check welfare. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies were met by several aggressive dogs that began attacking them. At that point, the homeowner, later identified as Richard L. Eraas, 62, of Chana, emerged from the garage and started to yell at deputies. Eraas lunged at and attacked one of the deputies. Eraas was taken into custody and transported to the Ogle County Jail. Eraas was given a notice to appear for aggravated battery to a police officer. Eraas was released with a court date on July 3 at 9 a.m. Oregon Fire/EMS assisted the Ogle County Sheriff's Office.

On June 11 at approximately 6:45 p.m. deputies received a complaint of a possible battery which had occurred within the 1,000 block of South Lowell Park Road. The alleged battery stemmed from a road-rage incident. At approximately 6:58 p.m. deputies located two motorcycles involved in the incident near the intersection of Fourth Street and Washington Street in Oregon. A traffic stop was initiated, and after further investigation the driver of one of the motorcycles, Terry Cushing, 42, of Rock Falls, was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. Cushing was also cited for violation of license classification.  The driver of the other motorcycle, Joshua Kobbeman, 42, of Tampico, was cited for improper display of registration. Cushing was released at the scene on a notice to appear.

On June 7 at approximately 9:51 a.m. deputies responded to the intersection of East Illinois Route 72 and Marrill Road for a two-vehicle accident with injuries. After a brief investigation it was discovered that Jennifer Marshall, 33, of Stillman Valley, was operating a dark green Jeep and failed to yield a stop sign with oncoming traffic. The green Jeep was then struck by an oncoming Chevrolet Avalanche at the intersection. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to St. Anthony Hospital for suspected minor injury. Marshall was transported to Swedish American for minor injury. Marshall was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to disabling damage. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Byron Fire Department and Stillman Valley Fire Department.

On June 5 at 8:32 p.m. deputies, with the assistance of Byron Police Department, conducted a traffic stop at Illinois Route 72 and Mill Road. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Misti List, 42, of Leaf River, for an outstanding Ogle County warrant. List was transported to the Ogle County Jail.

On May 31 at approximately 6:09 p.m. deputies responded to the 11,000 block of East Lincoln Lane in Rochelle in response to a domestic battery. After an initial investigation, deputies placed Michael K. Holland, 55, of Rochelle, under arrest for domestic battery. Additionally, during this investigation, deputies placed William W. Clark II, 44, of Rochelle, under arrest for an Ogle County warrant (possession of methamphetamine) no bond warrant, and resisting a peace officer. Holland and Clark were both transported to the Ogle County Jail pending an appearance before a Judge. All subjects are presumed innocent.

On May 28 at 12:36 p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible crash on Illinois Route 251, approximately a quarter mile north of Lindenwood Road. Further investigation showed the driver, Bobby Simmons, 63, of Mt. Morris, had suffered a medical emergency.  He was taken to Swedish American Hospital by Stillman Valley Fire.  Also assisting at the scene were Illinois State Police and Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department personnel. No accident occurred; the vehicle pulled off of the roadway.

On May 25 at approximately 4:12 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at Harmony Road and Pines Road.  After an investigation, deputies cited Merissa Lynch, 24, of Rockford, for driving while license suspended, no insurance and expired registration.  Lynch was given a notice to appear in court. Lynch's vehicle was towed from the scene.  

On May 20 at approximately 4:29 p.m. deputies responded to a disabled vehicle at Illinois Route 64 and Chana Road. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Destini Evans, 25, of Chicago, for driving while license suspended. Evans was released on a notice to appear and shall appear in court at a later date.

On May 16 at approximately 12:29 p.m. Oregon Fire and EMS, Byron Fire and EMS, Oregon Police, and Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single semi-tractor and trailer rollover accident in the 1,000 block of West Pines Road with an injury. Upon arrival, deputies learned a blue Kenworth semi-tractor was traveling westbound on Pines Road while pulling a flatbed trailer with pallets. As the Kenworth was negotiating a curve, it traveled off the north side of the roadway before overcorrecting and returning within its lane. The Kenworth again traveled off the north side of the roadway and into the ditch before partially striking two ComEd poles and overturning on its top. The Kenworth traveled approximately 600 feet off the roadway before coming to rest. The driver and single occupant of the Kenworth was pronounced deceased at the scene and was identified as Jason Smith, 40, of Marinette, Wisconsin. The road was closed for several hours due to the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

On May 14 at around 10:37 p.m. deputies conducted a motorist assist in the area of West Coffman Road and North Baileyville Road. After brief investigation, it was learned that the driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Phen, 45 of Rockford, was driving while license suspended. It was also learned that Phen was wanted out of Ogle and Stephenson counties for driving while license suspended and a traffic offense. Phen was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he will be held pending an appearance in front of a judge. Phen was additionally cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

On May 10 at approximately 8:28 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 64 for speeding. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Jason Horner Jr., 19, of Lindenwood, for driving while license suspended. Horner was additionally cited for speeding, and was released on a notice to appear with a future court date.

On May 8 at approximately 5:15 p.m. deputies, Illinois State Police, Monroe Center Fire Department, and Stillman Valley Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at Illinois Route 72 and Timberlane Drive, Davis Junction. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver of a red Toyota, Darla Bradle, 77, of Davis Junction, was stopped, yielding to oncoming traffic to turn onto Timberlane Drive. At that time Andy Khouangsavahn, 44, of Byron, was traveling west on Illinois Route 72 in a black Nissan and struck the rear of the Toyota. Khouangsavahn was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Khouangsavahn was transported Swedish American Hospital for injuries.

On May 3 at approximately 7:49 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop within the 110-mile marker of Interstate 39 northbound. After an investigation, deputies placed Malayiah R. Stewart, 20, of Rockford, under arrest for driving while license suspended. Stewart was released from the scene with a notice to appear in court.

On May 1 at approximately 5:44 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Washington Street and Jones Terrace in Oregon. After investigation, deputies placed Jared Mathias, 25, of Baileyville under arrest for driving while license revoked. Mathias was additionally issued citations for operating an uninsured vehicle, operation of a vehicle when the registration is suspended, and no rear splash guards.  Mathias was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he released on a notice to appear and given future court date.

On April 26 at approximately 7:55 a.m. deputies arrested Tony Parker, 38, of Rock Island when he turned himself into the Ogle County Jail.  He was arrested an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended license, there was no bond set on the warrant. Parker appeared in court, was released, and will return to court on May 13 at 9 a.m.

On April 23 at approximately 4:21 a.m. a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the 500 block of West Flagg Road for a traffic violation. While the deputy’s lights and sirens were activated, the vehicle, a blue Genesis passenger car, sped away and refused to stop. The deputy observed the vehicle traveling 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour. The deputy initially lost sight of the vehicle before locating it, which had crashed near the intersection of Rock Nation and Lost Nation Roads. The driver was identified as Andrew Gonzales, 22, of Dixon. Gonzales was uninjured in the crash and was placed under arrest for aggravated fleeing to elude (class-four felony) and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Gonzales was additionally issued citations for disregarding a traffic control device, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, operating an uninsured vehicle, reckless driving, speeding 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, and the use of an electronic communications device. Gonzales was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he was released on a notice to appear and given a future court date.

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