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Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn reports the following activity.

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:21 p.m. CDT

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn reports the following activity.

July 15

At 5:38 p.m., deputies stopped a red Ford pickup in the 4000 block of Ill. 251 on a reckless driving complaint. After a short investigation, Rodney A. Schroeder, 47, Johnson Creek, Wis., was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He also received a citation for improper lane usage. Schroeder was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted by the Illinois State Police and Rochelle Police.

Christopher Blackman, 30, Morrison, was arrested in Stephenson County on an outstanding Ogle County warrant for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Blackman’s bond was set at $5,000 pending a July 17 court appearance.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., deputies performed a traffic stop just into Whiteside County on Pilgrim Road. After an investigation, Brett Hopkins, 31, Morrision, was arrested on a Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear and driving while license suspended.

Hopkins was also issued a citation for operating an uninsured vehicle. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

At approximately 11:21 p.m., deputies responded to a citizen complaint at 12380 W. Haldane Road. After an investigation, Michael Allen, 19, Haldane, and Jesse Ratledge, 18, Haldane, were arrested for unlawful possession of alcohol by minors.

Allen and Ratledge were transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were held in lieu of bond.

July 16

At  7:09 p.m., deputies responded to Edson Road on the east side of I-39 in regards to a suspicious vehicle. Subsequent to that investigation, Matthew R. Roushia, 20,  Pahrump, Nev., was charged with the unlawful possession and consumption of alcohol as a minor. He was taken the Ogle County Jail where he posted bond.

At 8:51 p.m., deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash on I-39 just north of Ill. 38 in the southbound lanes. Subsequent to that investigation, Peggy L. Wiseman, 42, Raleigh NC, was arrested for no driver’s license, possession of cannabis 2.5-10 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted bond at the Ogle County Jail and was given an Aug. 1 court date.

July 17

At 8:46 p.m., deputies responded to Casey’s General Store in Stillman Valley in regards to a theft. The suspect had stolen numerous cartons of cigarettes from behind the counter of the store. The store was open for business at the time.

The suspect was apprehended on the southeast corner of town by responding deputies. He gave an alias name and birthday, upon being arrested. He was eventually identified through the fingerprint database as Jack A. Mack, 20, address unknown. He was charged with burglary a Class 2 felony, and obstructing justice a Class 4 felony. The cigarettes were all recovered.

David Coil, 27, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Coil’s bond was set at $1,096 pending a July 18 court date.

Randy D. Cover, 56, Dixon, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke for phone harassment. Cover’s bond was set at $10,000 pending a July 18 court appearance.

Dionte Scott, 29, DeKalb, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Scott’s bond was set at $1,068 pending a July 18 court appearance.

After a lengthy joint investigation with the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office into an arson which occurred in April of 2012 at a residence in Mt. Morris Estates, Lesa Johnson, 57, was arrested for aggravated arson which is a Class X felony. She remains in custody at the Ogle County Jail.

On July 10, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a forgery and theft which occurred in the rural Monroe Center area and soon developed a suspect in the investigation. As a result, Leanna Myers, 25, Pecatonica, was arrested for theft—more than $500, a Class 3 felony. She was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bail.

On July 15, deputies began an investigation of items taken from a rural Byron address. Following the investigation Jose M. Ramos, 19, Davis Junction, Alex R. Davis, 23, Byron, and a male juvenile, age 17 also of Byron, were arrested for the theft—more than $500.

Ramos and Davis were being held pending a court appearance in Ogle County Circuit Court and the juvenile was scheduled to appear in juvenile court.

July 18

Arthur W. Malarchik, 45, Rochelle, was arrested on two warrants for no driver’s license and failure to appear. Malarchik posted a $316 full cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 11.

Duane Leonard, 46, Belvidere, was transported to the Ogle County Jail from Winnebago County Jail after being arrested on a failure to appear warrant on an original charge of driving on a revoked license. Leonard’s bond was set at $1,930.50 pending a July 21 court appearance.

John E. Hill, 35, Roscoe, was arrested by in Leaf River on two warrants: failure to appear and petition to revoke probation. His bond for the failure to appear was set at $2,080. The petition to revoke probation bond was set at $1,000. Hill also has a sentencing order with no bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on July 21.

At approximately 11:07 p.m., deputies along with Dixon Rural EMS and Lee County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to 8288 S. Ill. 2 in reference to a fight in progress.  After an investigation, Billy Gene Durbin, 32, Taylorville, was arrested for aggravated battery.

Christopher Young, 41, Maroa, was arrested for aggravated battery and driving while under the influence of alcohol. Both Durbin and Young were transported to the Ogle County Jail where they were being held in lieu of bond.

Young’s vehicle was towed away from the location by John “T”s towing.

July 19

At 5 a.m., deputies investigated a one-vehicle accident with an injury at the intersection of Leaf River Road and Montague Road.

The vehicle, driven by Caly Jiles, 31, Mt. Morris, was northbound on Leaf River Road and left the right side of the road way, ran over the stop sign, and continued north through the intersection. The vehicle impacted the north ditch at the “T” intersection.

Jiles was transported to Freeport Hospital for minor injuries. Jiles was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and given citations for improper lane usage and failure to stop at the intersection.

At 11:36 a.m., deputies responded to the 14,800 block of E. Ill. 72 in reference to a four-vehicle accident. After an investigation, Dillon Upchurch, 18, Byron, was cited for cellular use while driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. One minor child was treated for minor injuries.

At approximately 6:41, deputies performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Adams Street, Oregon. After an investigation, Billy Whittie, 48, Dixon, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Whittie was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

At approximately 3:06 a.m., deputies performed a traffic stop in the 5,000 block of N. Ill. 251. After an investigation, Thomas Scheu, 49, Ashton, was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Thomas was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

July 20

At approximately 4:54 a.m., deputies performed a traffic stop in the 100 block of S. Third Street in Oregon. After an investigation, Anthony Merdian, 38, Oregon, was arrested for driving while license suspended.

Merdian was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.

At 1:43 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle in the 5000 block of N. Ill. 251 for a speeding violation.Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle to be Samantha A. Thompson, 21, Rockton, and subsequently learned that she had a suspended driver’s license. It was also determined that Thompson was wanted for an outstanding warrant out of Winnebago County.

She was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond. Thompson was held on the Winnebago County warrant and was charged with driving while license suspended and speeding.

Samuel J. Rhea, (no age or town provided) was arrested on an outstanding warrant for improper passing. Rhea posted 10% of a $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 6.

July 21

On 7-21-14 Ogle County Deputies arrested the following individuals on outstanding Ogle County warrants:

Jeffery L. Green, 34, Rochelle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. Green’s bond was set at $786.25 pending a July 22 court appearance.

Brandon McKenna, 18, Sterling, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. McKenna’s bond was set at $503 pending a July 22 court appearance.

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