Rockford Scanner™: Large Gas Leak In Ogle County



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RS fan Tim is reporting a large gas leak in Ogle County.

There’s a major gas leak near Edwardsville road.

Several departments are on scene: Byron, Mr Morris, Oregon, Foreston and Stillman Valley

Still developing


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Rockford Scanner™: Man Crashes Into A Guardrail, Is Arrested



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Single Vehicle Crash

On 01/16/19 at 0015 hours Ogle County Sheriff Deputies come upon a single vehicle crash at Rt 2 and Mud Creek Rd.

Upon investigating the crash, Deputies determined Kendall Pelt age 46 of Mt Morris, failed to reduce speed to avoid and accident and struck the guardrail on Rt 2 east of Mud Creek Rd.

Ogle County Police said that Pelt was arrested for failure to reduce speed, DUI, no valid license, and operating uninsured motor vehicle.

Pelt was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he remained in lieu of bond.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Fatal Shooting



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Death Investigation: 19-389
On Friday 01/11/19, the Ogle County Sheriff’s 911 center took a call in reference to a subject with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Rochelle at 300 South Main St. #4. Rochelle fire and police personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, a deceased male subject was located in the living room, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Rochelle Police detectives, the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Ogle County Coroner were called to the scene. The deceased is John M. Garza, 28, of Rochelle.

Witnesses on scene advised officers that the deceased subject had been playing with a handgun just prior to hearing a gunshot and finding the victim in the living room.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that several subjects had fled the scene. The firearm used in the shooting could not be located and it was believed that one of the subjects who fled the scene had taken the gun.
Ogle County Sheriff’s detectives were called to assist in locating the missing witnesses. The Ogle County Sheriff’s drone was used to check the surrounding rooftops for the missing weapon, with negative results.

Detectives were able to locate the individuals that had been in the apartment at the time of the shooting and take statements from them. Detectives spoke to one of the witnesses who took them to the weapon that was allegedly used in the shooting. The weapon was recovered and will be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for processing.

The Ogle County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Monday 01/14//19

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Two Vehicle Accident



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Fatal Two Vehicle Accident

On 01/11/19 at approximately 6:30 AM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Franklin Grove Fire Department responded to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries on Lowden Road about 1/4 mile south of Stone Barn Road in rural Franklin Grove.

A white Mazda passenger car driven by Michael Chavera, 49, of Dixon was driving northbound on Lowden Road and a red Mazda passenger car driven by Frank Castaldo, 28 of Byron was driving southbound.

Both vehicles collided nearly head-on, rolled over at least once and came to a rest in the east ditch of the roadway.

Chavera was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle county Coroner. Castaldo sustained only minor injuries and declined medical attention. Accident remains under investigation.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For alleged to have had sexual contact with two minors



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Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest

On 1/7/19 at approx. 3:00 P.M., Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Ross A. Ellis, age 28 of Stillman Valley, for two counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, Class 1 Felonies.

The arrest stems from an investigation which began on 1/5/19 where Ellis is alleged to have had sexual contact with two minors in the Stillman Valley area.

Ellis was transported to the Ogle County and held without bond. On 1/8/19 Ellis appeared in Ogle County Court where he received a $10,000 recognizance bond

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: CLARENCE OWENS & EVERETTE HAWLEY



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CLARENCE OWENS & EVERETTE HAWLEY

Clarence Owens, aged 65 and Everette Hawley, aged 75 were last seen at a farm auction near the Winnebago-Ogle County line on February 19, 1976.

An intense multi-agency investigation involved Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

Their bodies have not been found.

If you have any infomation regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

Or

Call Crimestoppers (815-963-7867)
Crimestoppers will never ask your name and does not have Caller ID
You can also visit their website to download the mobile app at www.RockfordCrimestoppers.com

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Accident With Injuries on I-39



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There is a accident on I-39 at MM99 in the Southbound lanes.

Injuries were report, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Happened earlier today

The cause of the accident is under investigation


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Rockford Scanner™: Woman Crashes While Avoiding A Deer, Arrested For DUI



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On 12/06/18 at 8:18 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to IL Rt. 2 at Camling Rd. for a two vehicle crash. After an investigation, it was discovered that Andrea Arwood, age 29 of Rockford, had crossed over the center line while traveling northbound on Rt. 2 after swerving to miss a deer.

Arwood and the driver of the other vehicle were both transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Arwood was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and she was released on a $3,000 I-bond.

 

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Failed To Navigate A Curve, Hits Tree And Rolls Over. Driver Injured


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One Vehicle Rollover Accident

On December 2, 2018 at 4:53 AM the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Linscott Rock Fire Department, and Linscott Rock Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries in the 15,000 block East Holcomb Rd.
A white Ford Fusion was eastbound on Holcomb Rd when the driver Jacob Doane, age 20 of Davis Junction, failed to negotiate the curve in the road.  Doane’s vehicle left the north side of Holcomb Rd, striking a tree, and rolling over on its roof.
  Doane was transported to Swedish American Hospital by Linscott Rock Ambulance with minor injuries.  The accident remains under investigation.

 

 

 

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Road Conditions are in effect in Ogle County.


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Emergency Road Conditions are in effect in Ogle County. Unless it’s an absolute emergency, please stay home.

We are no longer calling tows out tonight, as it creates even more of a hazard for other motorists, deputies, and tow drivers.

Should you go in the ditch, your vehicle will be left there. Please be safe, everyone.