Endangering the Health or Life of a Child Arrest Press Release:
The Dixon Police Department announces the arrest of Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, age 49, of Dixon, Illinois on 7/9/19 at approximately 3:07 p.m. The Dixon Police Department received a complaint from a concerned citizen about an Audi passenger car driving north on the Peoria Avenue Bridge with children inside of a pool, on the roof of the vehicle.
Officers searched the area and observed a white Audi Q5 driving westbound on IL Route 2, just west of Palmyra Road, with a blue inflatable pool on the roof with two juveniles inside of the pool.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on River Lane, just south of IL Route 2 where they made contact with the driver, Yeager.
During the course of the investigation it was learned that Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends’ house and had her two juvenile daughters ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home.
Yeager was placed under arrest for two counts of Endangering the Health or Life of a Child and two counts of Reckless Conduct. Yeager was also cited for failure to secure a passenger of the age of 8 and under the age of 16.
Yeager was transported to the Dixon Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.
Citizens are reminded to call the Dixon Police Department at (815)288-4411 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-Caught-U. (1-888-228-4488) Callers can remain anonymous and receive rewards of up to $1,000.00 if their information leads to an arrest.
All charges are merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty
On 05/19/19 at approximately 9:19 p.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Grand Detour area of rural Dixon for the report of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, it was learned that a gray Chevy Impala had fled the scene after striking a parked car and a female pedestrian.
The female pedestrian, Brittany Vyas, 24, of Rock Falls, received minor injuries and was transported to KSB Hospital by Dixon Rural Ambulance.
Deputies later located the driver of the Chevy, Kaitlyn Dexter, 23, of Dixon. Dexter was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident (Class 4 Felony), Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony), and Reckless Driving (Class A Misdemeanor).
Upon release from KSB Hospital, Vyas was charged with Battery to Dexter for an incident that occurred prior to the accident. On 05-20-19 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Derrick Stone, 28, of Grand Detour was located and arrested for Domestic Battery.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon Police Department and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office assisted Deputies. Investigation is still ongoing.
On 04-28-19, at approximately 1640 hours, deputies along with Dixon Rural Fire/EMS responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries in the 800 block of W. Flagg Rd.
After an investigation was conducted, It was learned that Andrew McCray age 66 of Chana, and Michael McCray age 27 of Ashton were traveling eastbound on Flagg Road operating separate motorcycles when Andrew lost control and crashed in the south ditch.
Andrew received multiple injuries due to the crash and was transported to KSB Hospital. Andrew was charged with D.U.I and received addition citations for Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed and Driving on the Shoulder.
Due to Andrew’s injuries he was issued an I-bond with a future court date.
Michael was also charged with D.U.I and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.
ON APRIL 26, 2019 AT 2:52 PM THE OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, BYRON POLICE DEPARTMENT, BYRON FIRE DEPARTMENT, BYRON AMBULANCE, AND THE OREGON AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES IN THE 7,000 BLOCK N. RT. 2.
A SILVER CHEVROLET 3500 TRUCK WAS SOUTH BOUND ON RT. 2 WHEN A GREY CHEVROLET 1500 TRAVELLING NORTH BOUND CROSSED OVER INTO THE SOUTH BOUND LANE.
THE CHEVROLET 3500 DROVE ONTO THE SHOULDER ATTEMPTING TO AVOID THE CHEVROLET 1500 WHEN THE TWO TRUCKS STRUCK HEAD ON. BOTH TRUCKS SLID OVER INTO THE NORTH BOUND LANE COMING TO A STOP.
THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVROLET 1500 JON R. STANLEY, AGE 57, OF DIXON WAS EXTRICATED FROM HIS TRUCK BY THE BYRON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THEN FLOWN TO ST. ANTHONY’S HOSPITAL BY LIFE FLIGHT HELICOPTER WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES.
THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVROLET 3500 HOWARD C. BARH JR., AGE 64, OF GALENA WAS TRANSPORTED TO SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL BY THE OREGON AMBULANCE WITH MINOR INJURIES.
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.
Winnebago County Jail confirms they have Matthew Milby in custody. He was booked in the Winnebago County Jail around 6:26 pm last night. He is currently held on no bond, hold for out of county.
There are 2 counts of Murder, unknown if this stems from the school shooting incident. Because he was charged with attempted murder in that case, and not actual murder. So it is not yet clear if the murder charges are new charges, or stemming from the school shooting in Dixon earlier this year.
All we can confirm right now, is that Matthew Milby is currently booked inside the Winnebago County Jail. And is held on no bail, held for out of county.
Note: He might have been transferred here from another location. They do fly prision “Con Air” flights out of the Rockford Airport. He might be getting ready to be transferred to a prison. Details are minimal right now. Like we said, all we can confirm is he is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.
Matthew Milby is alleged to have committed a school shooting in Dixon, IL earlier this year.
Authorities allege that on May 16, Milby entered the foyer of the gym, where members of the school’s senior class were gathered to rehearse for their upcoming graduation ceremony. He allegedly fired toward gym teacher Andrew McKay, who ducked into the gymnasium and told the students to flee.Within seconds, Dixon police Officer Mark Dallas, who works as a resource officer at the high school, ran to the scene and began chasing Milby as he fled toward his car. Authorities alleged Milby fired at Dallas, who returned fire, striking Milby several times. Milby was arrested at the scene and no one else was injured. Matthew Milby is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated discharge at a school employee and aggravated discharge at a school building.
President Donald Trump offered praise to an Illinois school resource officer who stopped a school shooting while addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday.
Dixon Public Schools police Officer Mark Dallas, who in May confronted an alleged gunman who targeted Dixon High School, was named the IACP’s “Officer of the Year” for his quick work in stopping the potential school shooting.
Dallas chased the suspect, Matthew Milby, after he allegedly fired shots near the school’s gymnasium, where seniors were practicing for graduation. The Chicago Tribune reports Milby allegedly entered the gym’s foyer and fired toward a teacher. Dallas arrived at the scene “within seconds” and began chasing Milby. The two eventually exchanged gunfire, and Milby was injured. Dallas was unharmed.
Trump honored Dallas when he addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando.
“Mark Dallas was on duty at Dixon High School in Illinois when he heard gunshots. Within, listen to this, three seconds he was at the scene right outside the auditorium where the entire senior class was gathered and was in a lot of trouble. The shooter fled and fired shots at him but officer Dallas chased him down before a single student was injured,” Trump said. “Officer Dallas’s son, Joshua, was one of the seniors inside of that auditorium. Afterwards, Joshua said, ‘I wasn’t scared for my life at all because I knew my dad would protect us.’ How good is that?”
In May, Joshua Dallas told ABC 7 he knew his dad would “protect us all.”
“I never once feared for my life,” he said. “But it did scare me that he was the one going after the shooter.”
In accepting the honor on Monday, Mark Dallas said: “My son said he wasn’t scared because dad was out there. I was dad to 182 other kids in that gymnasium.”
On the early morning hours of 10/30/18, Detectives with the Dixon Police Department and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Rockford hospital where a five month old infant was being treated for suspected abuse. It was determined the abuse occurred in rural Mount Morris and Detectives learned the infant had fractured ribs, arms, legs and wrist bones. The infant also sustained a skull fracture, cranial bleeding and a collapsed lung.
On 10/31/18 at approx. midnight, Officers with the Dixon Police Department located and took into custody Shane D. Wilson, age 19 of Mount Morris, for outstanding Ogle County arrest warrants and transported him to the Ogle County Jail. On 11/1/18 at approx. 12:45 PM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Wilson for Aggravated Battery to a Child, a class X Felony. Wilson appeared in court on 11/2/18 where his bond was set at $500,000, 10% applies.