Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: April 26-28


OREGON — On April 26 at approximately 6:40 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 19,000 block of East Illinois Route 64. After brief investigation, deputies arrested Rushawn James, 29, of DeKalb, for driving while license suspended, improper container of cannabis/driver and an active DeKalb County warrant. James was also issued a citation for improper lane usage. James was transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he was released to correctional staff and held in lieu of bond. 

On April 26 at approximately 3 a.m. deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the 2,500 block of East Illinois Route 72. The vehicle fled and was eventually stopped in the 1,100 block of West 2nd Street in Byron. Through the course of the investigation, Robert J. Murbach, 40, of Byron was arrested for aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer, aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated driving while license revoked, resisting/obstructing a police officer, and criminal damage to government-supported property under $500. Murbach was also issued citations for speeding 35+ m.p.h., improper lane usage, failure to signal, disregarding a stop sign, driving while license revoked, improper container/driver and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Murbach was assessed on scene by Byron Fire EMS before being transported to OSF St. Anthony Hospital for evaluation. Murbach was then transported to the Ogle County Jail, pending an appearance before a judge. 

On April 27 at 11:42 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 8,000 block of North Hales Corner Road for an equipment violation. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Jonah Fatla, 27, of Rockford for no valid license. Jonah was released on a $2,500 I-Bond with a future court date. 

On April 27 at approximately 6:54 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at Powers Road and Linda Avenue in Hillcrest. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Jose Eduardo Cisneros Alvarado, 37, of Rochelle, for no valid driver’s license. Cisneros Alvarado was taken into custody without incident and released on a $2,500 individual bond with a return court date set. Cisneros Alvarado was also issued a citation for improper turn signal.  ​

On April 28 at approximately 8:25 p.m. deputies along with the Lynn-Scott Rock Fire Department and the Illinois State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover accident with injuries on Interstate 39 near mile marker 108.  After an investigation, it was determined that a white Chevrolet Malibu being driven by Brittany Belle, 34, of Rockford, was traveling southbound on Interstate 39 approaching the Lindenwood Road bridge overpass when a suspected vehicle malfunction occurred. The vehicle then lost control and exited the roadway entering the southbound shoulder. The vehicle struck a raised concrete portion to the overpass and continued southbound into the ditch.  The vehicle then overturned several times before coming to rest on its roof facing northeast. Belle was treated by Lynn-Scott EMS personnel and transported to a nearby hospital for her injuries.

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