Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: May 28-29, 2024


OREGON — 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 28 at 6:56 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at Rolling Meadows Road and Illinois Route 251. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Michael Roberts, 34, of Davis Junction, for driving while license revoked. Roberts was transported to the Ogle County Jail and released with a notice to appear on a future date. Roberts was also issued a citation for inadequate splash guards.

On May 29 at approximately 6:43 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident in the 10,000 block of North Kennedy Hill Road, where a female was seen walking away from the scene. After an investigation, deputies placed Erin Chapman, 44, of Machesney Park, under arrest for driving under the influence – a combination of drugs and alcohol. Chapman was additionally charged with theft of a motor vehicle (class-three felony) and possession of a stolen vehicle (class-two felony). Chapman was additionally issued citations for improper lane usage, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and operating an uninsured vehicle. Based on the accident scene, deputies determined Chapman was traveling northbound in a Chevrolet S10 truck on Illinois Route 2 near Kennedy Hill Road when it struck a guardrail off of the east side of the roadway. The truck came to rest in the southbound lane, and the vehicle suffered disabling damage. Chapman was uninjured in the crash. Chapman was later transported to the Ogle County Jail, where she was released on a notice to appear per the Bail Reform Act.

All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.