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Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle reports the following arrests.

Aug. 6

James Waller, 52, of Leaf River, was arrested on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for failure to appear. He posted the $75 full cash bond and was released from the Ogle County Jail with a return court date of Aug. 26.

Patrick Legel, 44, of Freeport was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at 2:10 p.m. at the intersection of Freeport and Springdale Roads. He was also issued a citation for operating an uninsured vehicle and was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Aug. 7 

Kevin Jones, 39, of Stillman Valley, was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop on Illinois 72 near Armour Road for speeding. He was held at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

Aug. 8

Duane Upchurch, 54, of Byron, was arrested on a warrant for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sex abuse. He was held in the Ogle County Jail in lieu of $500,000 (10%) bond pending a court appearance.

Grant E. McDonald, 34, of Byron, and Leanna C. Myers, 30, of Byron were arrested at 11:15 a.m. McDonald was charged with theft over $500, a Class 4 felony, and Myers was charged with theft under $500, a Class A misdemeanor. 

The arrests stem from a joint investigation with the Byron Police Department into items that were stolen from residences in Byron and rural Monroe Center. 

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

Aug. 9

James Emery, 36, of Leaf River, was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at 4:47 p.m. at the intersection of Illinois 64 and Evergreen Road. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

Amanda Ramsey, 36, of Rochelle, was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at 10:28 p.m. on Interstate 88 at mile marker 77 westbound for an equipment violation. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Jose Ruiz, 43, of Zion, was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at 10:47 p.m. on I-88 at mile marker 75. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted on scene by Rochelle Police.

Aug. 10

Takita L. Spearman-Whitfield, 32, of Rockford, was arrested for driving while license suspended after a traffic stop at 10:13 p.m. on I-88 at mile marker 76. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted on scene by Rochelle Police.

Aug. 11

Deputies responded to the area of Illinois 251 and  Linda Avenue at 5:03 p.m. for a subject laying in the ditch.  

They arrested Ruth David, 31, of Aurora, for battery; Jason Nykaza, 35, of Oglesby, for driving under the influence of alcohol; and Lawrence Wood, 40, of Marengo, for obstruction of a police officer.  

All three were transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted on scene by Hillcrest and Rochelle Fire Departments.

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