Ogle County Sheriff 8-10-20


Aug. 4

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of East 3rd street in Leaf River. After an investigation, Deputies arrested Jessica Davis, 30, of German Valley, for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Davis was also issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage. Davis was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was released to Correctional Staff and held in lieu of bond.

At 8:21 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on 7th St. at Carrie Ave. in Rochelle on a white Ford Taurus. After a brief investigation, Brandon Kluesner, 33 of Lindenwood, was arrested for Driving While License Suspended. Kluesner was given a $2500 I-Bond and released from the scene with a future court date.

Aug. 3

At about 4:54 p.m., Deputies responded to Illinois Rte. 64 east of Oregon for a report of a driver traveling in the center of the roadway. Deputies located the vehicle at IL Rte. 64 and German Church.  After a short investigation Deputies arrested Bambi L. Blanco, 53 of Davis Junction, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Blanco was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

At 9:17 p.m., Deputies responded to Illinois Rte 64 and Grandview for a single motorcycle crash. During the investigation it was learned that Chad Chojnacki-Puffer, 25 of Sycamore, was traveling east on his 2014 Harley- Davidson when he failed to negotiate a curve causing him to lose control of the motorcycle and enter the south ditch. Chad sustained minor injuries and was transported to KSB Hospital by Oregon Fire. Chad was subsequently charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Chad was released at KSB on an I-Bond and will appear in court on 9/09/20 at 9a.m. Deputies were assisted on scene by Oregon Fire. The crash remains under investigation.

At approximately 4:55 p.m. Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of IL Rte. 2 and Canal Street in Grand Detour. After investigation, Deputies learned that Rebecca Gray, 41 of Dixon had a Suspended IL Driver's License. Gray was later released on an I-Bond and also issued a citation for No Valid Registration. 

Aug. 2

At approximately 6:41 a.m. Ogle County Deputies along with the Oregon Fire department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 3900 block of South Ridge Road. The pedestrian was transported to Mercy Hospital for his injuries. This accident remains under investigation.  

Aug. 1

At 3 p.m., the Ogle County Sheriffs Office responded to the railroad crossing in Chana Il in regards to a motorcycle accident involving a truck.  upon arrival it was determined that Brian L Balch, age 43, of rural Chana was southbound on Chana Rd. in his work truck.  Balch struck the rear of a motorcycle driven by Thomas Thompson, 76, of Rochelle.  Thompson was taken to the Rochelle Hospital for treatment.  Balch was not injured.  Balch was cited for failing to reduce his speed to avoid an accident and Thompson was cited for violation of classification (no Class M). 

July 31

At 2:10 p.m., the Ogle County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle accident in the 8300 block of N IL Rte 251. While in route, witnesses report the offending car had left the scene and it was reported the only occupant was injured.  The vehicle was located and stopped in near the intersection of Il 251 and Il 72. The driver, Jonathon R Leverton, 27, of Monroe, Wis., was transported to Swedish American by New Milford Ambulance. He was arrested at the hospital for DUI (drugs), Driving While Revoked, and numerous other charges. He was released with a September court date.