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Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests.

Dec. 5

Faith Fargher, 51, of Rock Falls, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. She posted a $20 partial purge and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 31.

Amber Keener, 34, of Rockford, an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. She was unable to post the bond of $3,253 and was held at the Ogle County Jail pending a court appearance.

Tesia Grant-Henderson, 26, of Rockford, an outstanding Ogle County warrant for driving while license suspended. She was given a $1,000 recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 14.

Dec. 6

Jonathan Walkup, 45, of Freeport, was arrested for an outstanding Ogle County warrant for driving while license revoked. He was released on a $1,000 recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 17.

Deputies along with Byron Fire and EMS were dispatched at 8:18 p.m. on Ill. 2 at Camling Road for a two-vehicle crash. 

After an investigation, deputies determined that a northbound vehicle driven by Andrea Arwood, 29, of Rockford, crossed over the center line after swerving to miss a deer and struck a southbound vehicle driven by Kaitlyn Schuler, 29, of Oregon, head-on. 

Arwood and Schuler were both transported to Mercyhealth, of Rockford, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Arwood was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and she was released on a $3,000 I-bond.

Beverly Lewis, 40, of Dixon, was arrested at 9:53 a.m. after a traffic stop at the intersection of Freeport Road and U.S. 52 on an outstanding Lee County warrant for contempt of court and driving while license suspended. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Dec. 9 

Maria Ayala, 28, of Clinton, Iowa, was arrested at 1:47 p.m. after a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Freeport Road for driving while license suspended and no valid drivers license. 

Ayala was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.

Dec. 10

Eddie Barbee, 36, of Paw Paw, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for theft under $500. He appeared in court and was given a reduced bond of $1,000 (10%). He was released after posting bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17.

Benjamin Knowles, 33, of Stillman Valley, was arrested at 11:29 p.m. for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop in the 3000 block of South Skare Road. 

He was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, loud exhaust, and possession of cannabis following a positive alert by the Ogle County K9. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Deputies responded to a school bus vs. semi accident at 3:14 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Ill. 72, east of Leaf River.  

A Moring Disposal semi tractor-trailer combination driven by Christopher Wright, 41, of Freeport, was westbound when it was side swiped by a Forrestville Valley School District bus driven by Donald Lowman, 65, of Byron.  

Minor injuries were reported. Deputies were assisted by Leaf River Fire and EMS.  

The accident remains under investigation.

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