Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: April 12-15, 2024


OREGON — On April 12 at approximately 10:50 a.m. deputies arrested Fazili Alonda, 27, of Rockford at the Ogle County Courthouse.  He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for driving on a revoked license (no bond).  He appeared in court, was released, and will return to court on May 13 at 1 p.m.

On April 14 at approximately 9:28 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Casey's in Stillman Valley (105 S. Rural Road) for a driving complaint. A concerned citizen reported that a female, operating a white Kia Soul, had almost struck a vehicle near the intersection of Rural Road and Roosevelt Street. The concerned citizen reported that the female had appeared intoxicated after witnessing her inside of the establishment. Upon deputies’ arrival, contact was made with the female, identified as Sarah J. Schwartz, 37, of Oregon. Deputies conducted an investigation and subsequently placed Schwartz under arrest for driving while under the influence of drugs. Schwartz was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail. While at the jail, Schwartz was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the life or health of a child. Per the Pre-Trial Fairness Act (SAFE-T Act), the aforementioned charges are not detainable, and Schwartz was released from the Ogle County Jail on a notice to appear. Schwartz has a return court date set for early next month. 

On April 15 at approximately 6 p.m. deputies, the Byron Police Department, and the Byron Fire Department responded to the area of North German Church Road and North Kufalk Lane for a truck vs. farm equipment accident. After an investigation it was determined that Will Winterton, 18, of Byron, was traveling west on German Church Road in a skid loader when he was struck from behind by Eric Blackburn, 48, of Dixon. Winterton was transported to Swedish American Hospital for injuries sustained. Blackburn was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.