Rockford Scanner™: Local Man Makes Threats To Government Officials, Extra Security Measures Taken

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Disorderly Conduct Arrest

On the afternoon of 10/23/18, the Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office received a phone call in which the caller made threatening statements regarding employees of the Judicial Center, specifically the State’s Attorney’s Office and Judges.
Additional security measures where enacted on the morning of 10/24/18  until the caller could be identified and located.
At approx. 9:35 am, Jason L. Churchill, age 50 of Mount Morris, was taken into custody. Churchill was subsequently arrested for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.


Rockford Scanner™: Teen Arrested For Drinking Alcohol, After An Auto Accident

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On October 14, 2018 at 4:20 am the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and the Rochelle ambulance responded to a single vehicle accident with injuries in front of 6377 S. Brooklyn rd.

The driver of the vehicle Jared A. Scarbrough, age 18, of Creston was treated and released at the scene.

After a further investigation Scarbrough was arrested for Unlawful Consumption of Alcohol as a minor and Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Scarbrough was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was given an I-bond and a November court date.


Rockford Scanner™: One Person Arrested After A Serious Accident Near Byron

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On October 6th, 2018, Deputies, along with Byron Fire/EMS personnel, responded to the 12000 block of Kennedy Hill Rd for a one vehicle accident.

Both occupants were transported by Byron Ambulance to RMH for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

At the hospital, the driver of the vehicle, Mitchell A. Wessels, 33 of Sterling, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving While License Suspended, and cited for Operating Uninsured Vehicle and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. He was released in IBond.

The passenger, Lucas W. Hopkins, 37, of Rockford, was cited for Failure to Wear Seatbelt and given a civil citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Felony Disorderly Conduct, After Falsely Reporting His Vehicle Stolen

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Felony Disorderly Conduct

On 09/21/2018 at approximately 3:16 PM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stolen vehicle complaint at 4449 W. IL Rte 64.

After investigation, Deputies learned the vehicle was in fact not stolen and the report was false. Deputies then placed Hortencia Jaimes-Carbajal, age 43 of Mt. Morris under arrest for Disorderly Conduct (class 4 felony).

Jaimes-Carbajal was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held pending a court appearance in front of a judge.


Rockford Scanner™: Two People Arrest For Controlled Substances

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On 09/12/18 at 7:48 pm, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Il Rt 72 at Mill Rd for a traffic violation.

After a positive K9 indication, the vehicle was searched and driver David W Richards, age 27 of Sterling was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2), Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Equipment and Driving While License Suspended.

Richards was also given civil citations for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis under 10 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The front seat passenger, Kasey Orr age 38 of Sterling was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Both subjects were transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.





Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a shooting victim in Ogle County, Possibly at a park

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RS Fan Tim Berogan and a few other fans are reporting a person shot down in Ogle County area.  

Details are minimal right now. 

A man was shot, possibly in the neck area. 

It happened around the Castle Rock Park area. Unknown if it happened at the park, or near it.  

Unknown on the victims condition, or suspect information. 

Details are still developing. Check back later for updates. 



Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation, Man Found Dead In A House Fire

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On Saturday 09/08/2018 at approximately 11:45p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 502 W. Buffalo St. in Polo. Polo Fire Protection District arrived on scene and observed a fully engulfed attached garage fire with significant smoke inside the residence.

During the search of the residence fire personnel located the only occupant of the house, Keith E. Fredricks 81, deceased.

Polo Fire Protection District requested a 2nd Alarm with mutual aid from Mt. Morris, Dixon City, Milledgeville, Dixon Rural, Advance Ambulance, Lanark, Forreston, and Oregon Fire Districts.

At the request of the Polo Police Department, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation.

The investigation continues and no additional information will be released at this time.



Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into a House & Causes a Major Gas Leak, Residents Evacuated

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Around 930 this morning a vehicle crashed into a house in the 5600 block of S. Central Rd. in Ogle County.

 The accident caused a major gas leak and officials had evacuated the area.

 Officials told residents to avoid the areas of Center road and Flagg

As of 11 AM they were still not able to get the leak under control and opened up the local fire station for the residents that were evacuated.

Just before 1 PM they were able to get the situation under control and the residents were able to go back to their houses.


Rockford Scanner™: Man Robs A Local Bank Earlier Today, Police Arrest Him Short Time Later




On Tuesday 08/07/2018 at approximately 2:04 p.m. the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hold-up alarm at Holcomb Bank 400 E. IL Rt 38 Creston, IL. Information received indicated a male subject wearing a black hat, Chicago Bears jersey with a bandage on his face obtained an undisclosed amount of United States currency and fled the location on foot.

During the course of the investigation, a Deputy recognized the suspect from previous contacts. William Wayne Clark II was arrested for Robbery a class 2 felony. Clark was transported and housed at the Ogle County Jail.

Clark will appear before an Ogle County Judge on Wednesday 08/08/2018.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After Being Involved In An Auto Accident




On 8-6-18 at 4:49 pm, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at Illinois Rte 72 and Mulford Road.

It was learned that a 2001 Ford pickup driven by Omar Corral, age 36 of Plano was Southbound on Mulford and failed to stop at the intersection causing a 1992 Mitsubishi driven by Cody Brewington, 28 of Kirkland to strike the Ford.

No injuries were reported.

Omar received citations for Disobeying Traffic Control Device and Possession of Cannabis under 10 Grams. Omar was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Fireworks and Unlawful Possession of Adulterants to Defraud Drug and Alcohol Tests. Omar was transported to the Ogle Co Jail and held without bond.

Deputes were assisted at the scene by the Illinois State Police, Maggio’s wrecker and D&W Wrecker.

Crash remains under investigation.



Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Shooting Victim in Byron

On August 3rd, 2018 at about 0140 hours the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5482 N. German Church Rd, rural Byron in reference to a report of a male at that location with a gunshot wound. Deputy’s found Chase Cooper (age 19), with a gunshot wound. Cooper was transported by Byron EMS to Mercy Hospital in Rockford with non-life threating injuries. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to investigate the incident and confirm the information provided by witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.


Several sources are reporting a shooting victim in Byron. 

It happened just before 2 am in the 5400 block of N German Church Rd

Reports of at least one shooting victim near this location. 

No other details were provided. 

Rockford Scanner™: Two More Bad Accidents in The Area

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UPDATE: Officials confirm 78-year-old Lavon H. Eytalis of Byron, was taken to Mercyhealth where she passed away.

In reference to the Route 2 accident scene. 

Several sources reporting two more bad accidents in the area. 

  • Bad accident on Route 2 near Kennedy Hill 
  • Multiple vehicle accident On Bypass 20 near Irene

Both accident scenes reporting injuries.

Other accidents in the area 

Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Bad Accidents Today in Rockford

Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Robbing A Business

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Armed Robbery Arrest

On 7/29/18 at 4:45 pm, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Armed Robbery at the BP Gas Station located at 14032 East Route 72, Davis Junction. The investigation revealed a male entered the gas station and while armed with a weapon, stole the cash register drawer. The male was last seen Northbound on Route 251 in a silver vehicle.

On 7/30/18 at 6:40 pm, Ogle County Detectives executed a search warrant to a residence in the 4400 block of 11th Street, Rockford. Items of evidence were located at the residence and in the silver vehicle. As a result of the search warrant, Jourdan R. Mondragon, age 41 of Rockford, was arrested for an outstanding Rockford PD warrant and transported to the Winnebago County Jail.

On 7/31/18 Mondragon was arrested by Ogle County Detectives for Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony. Mondgragon will appear in Ogle County court on 8/1/18. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rockford Police Department during the execution of the search warrant.



Rockford Scanner™: Local Officer Passes Away In An Auto Accident

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It is with deep regret and profound sadness I wish to inform you of the passing of Lt. Randy Hilliard. Randy passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident (off duty) on IL Rt 72 just outside of Byron.

Randy began his career with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office on February 6, 1991 as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant and later Lieutenant holding many different positions within the Office. Randy will be deeply missed by his family at the Sheriff’s Office but more importantly his family at home.

I would ask during this very difficult time you keep Randy’s wife, children, parents and siblings in your thoughts and prayers.

The occupants of the second vehicle were extended members of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

Again please keep the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office family, Hilliard family and Sgro family in your thoughts and prayers

Sheriff Brian VanVickle

Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident In Ogle County

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On 07/16/18 at approximately 8:11 am Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 14200 block of East Illinois Rt 72.

An investigation into the accident revealed a westbound GMC driven by Stephon Pratt, age 22, of Loves Park failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and traveled off the north edge of the roadway.

The vehicle traveled through the ditch after which it overturned. Pratt, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies were assisted by Lynn-Scott-Rock EMS, Stillman EMS, New Milford EMS, and IDOT. The accident remains under investigation.

Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Agg. Criminal Sexual Abuse Against Two Minors

On 7/5/18 at 10:30 am, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Brent T. Bauer, age 49 of Oregon, for two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Class 2 felonies.

The arrest stems from an investigation that began in June in which Bauer is alleged to have had sexual contact with two minors in rural Forreston.

Bauer appeared in court on 7/6/18 and he was given a $3,000 recognizance bond.

Rockford Scanner™: Man Stabs A Woman Several Times In A Local Trailer Park




On 06/01/2018 at 1:49 am Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rolling Meadows trailer park, 4989 N. IL Rt. 251, Davis Junction in reference to a female screaming.

Deputies found a 37 year old female laying in the roadway.

She had been stabbed multiple times.

The victim was transported to Swedish American Hospital and later flown to a Madison hospital were she is listed in critical condition.

Leonard Smith 44, Rockford was taken into custody at the scene.

Smith is currently charged with Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery with a $1,000,000/10% bond.

Additional charges are pending.



Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Unlawful Possession of Cannabis




On 05/29/18 at 10:00 pm, Ogle County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Marsh and Honey Creek Roads.

After a short investigation Deputies arrested Robert Geiken, 21 of Oregon for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis 10-30 Grams.

Robert was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he posted bond and will appear in court at a later date.

Geiken was also issued a written warning for Improper Lane Use, No Rear Registration Light and Defective Tires.




Rockford Scanner™: Water Rescue: Two Jet Skiers Need To Be Rescued From The River, Trapped In A Railroad Trestle

Around 3:30 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched for another water rescue. 

This one happened in the area of Brooke ct and Ashelford. 

Reports of two jet skiers were trapped in a railroad trestle in the river, and needed assistance. 

One of them is reported to be upside down in the water without a life jacket. 

Several emergency personnel are en route. 

Still developing




Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency Personnel On Scene of A Drowning Victim Call, Still Developing



Update from RS fan Steven Parson: Approx 16 year old male. 
According to people in the crowd he was revived and sent to the hospital in ambulance grandmother had a heart attack so she left in another ambulance

A MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out for local fire departments to assist with the search.

Details are minimal right now.

Several sources are reporting a person drowning at Lake Louise, near Byron. 

Several emergency personnel are on scene. 

They were able to recover the victim. Unknown if the emergency personnel were able to revive the victim or not. 

Still developing.