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Police/Fire Reports

Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity.

Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan reports the following police activity.

March 15

Edward L. Mallek, 31, of Evansville, Wisconsin, was issued a citation at 3:56 p.m. for use of a cell phone while driving. This violation occurred in the 300 block of North Fourth Street.

March 16

Nayell F. Rodriguez, 19, of Rock Falls, was issued a citation at 8:22 p.m. for disobeying a traffic control device. This violation occurred at the intersection of Hill and Fourth streets.

At 10:02 p.m., police responded to a fight in progress call at 306 Franklin Street, the Franklin Street Pub, resulting in the arrest of Justin S. Regan, 27, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Tiffanie M. Yocum, 34, of Granville, for battery. Both Regan and Yocum were transported to the Ogle County Jail.

March 17

Patrick A. McDowell, 39, of Oregon, was arrested at 12:29 a.m. for attempted disorderly conduct. McDowell was transported to the Ogle County Jail. This violation occurred in the 800 block of South Fourth Street.

March 18

James A. Porter, 36, of Oregon, was issued a citation at 8:04 p.m. for disobeying a traffic control device. This violation occurred at the intersection of Adams and Fourth streets.

Nathan S. Hamrick, 21, of Dixon, was issued a citation at 10:47 p.m. for unlawful window tint. This violation occurred in the 100 block of North Fourth Street.

March 19

Cory J. Schroeder, 30, of Mt. Morris, was issued a citation at 9:41 p.m. for unlawful window tint. This violation occurred in the 500 block of West Washington Street.

March 20

Savannah C. Wetzell, 23, of Mt. Morris, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Wetzell was also issued state citations for disobeying a traffic control device and failure to signal, as well as a civil citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. Wetzell was transported to the Ogle County Jail. These violations occurred in the 300 block of Madison Street.

At 4:26 a.m., police investigated a car vs deer traffic crash in the 800 block of North Illinois 2 involving a 2005 Volkswagen belonging to Jennifer A. Alaniz, 41, of Oregon. No citations were issued.

March 22

Ryan A. Fenton, 31, of Oregon, was arrested at 7:39 p.m. for child endangerment, reckless driving, driving while license revoked, and fleeing to elude. Fenton was also issued citations for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and a civil citation for possession of cannabis under ten grams. Fenton was transported to the Ogle County Jail.

Following a follow-up investigation, Fenton was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. These violations occurred in the 400 block of North Fourth Street.

March 23

At 5:23 p.m., police investigated a traffic crash that took place in the South Third Street municipal parking lot where at some point prior to 4:35 p.m., an unknown vehicle struck a 2014 Buick belonging to Pamela Pottorff, 51, of Mt. Morris. Anyone having any information regarding this incident, please contact the Oregon Police Department at 815-732-2162.

At 8:57 p.m., police investigated a hit and run where a vehicle struck a dumpster belonging to Moring Disposal of Forreston in the 300 block of North Fifth Street resulting in the arrest of Garrett M. Thomas, 28, Oregon, for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and driving while under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%.

Thomas was also issued citations for improper lane usage and failure to give information after striking an unattended vehicle or other property. Thomas was transported to the Ogle County Jail. These violations occurred in the 500 block of North Fifth Street.

March 24

Jack T. Weres, 55, of Palatine, was issued a citation at 1:39 p.m. for disobeying a traffic control device. This violation occurred at the intersection of 10th and Webster streets.

James E. Hovis, 74, of DeKalb, was issued a citation at 1:51 p.m. for operating a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred in the 1000 block of Jefferson Street.

Andre L. Long, 25, of Dixon, was issued a citation at 8:41 p.m. for operating a vehicle with an expired registration. This violation occurred at the intersection of Eighth Street and Pines Road.

Ten parking tickets and nine verbal/written warnings were issued March 18-24.

Please note: Any arrests listed are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

General calls for service through dispatch during the week

of March 18-24

Checking a Subject/Vehicle 7

Citizen Complaints 10

Juvenile Complaint 1

Citizen Assist / Civil Problem 5

Assist EMS / Other Department 4

Lockout Vehicle/Building 4

Alarm Response / Open

Door or Window 3

911 Hang-up / Open Line 4

Traffic Stops 28

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