Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: April 28-May 1


OREGON — On April 28 at approximately 12:27 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop at Pecatonica Road and Montague Road. After further investigation, Jason Maynard of Winnebago was arrest for driving while license revoked. Maynard was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond. Jason was also cited for illegal transportation of alcohol.

On April 29 at approximately 5:50 p.m. deputies, along with Polo Fire Department, were dispatched to a two-vehicle personal injury accident at the intersection of West Pines Road and South Lowell Park Road. A preliminary investigation determined a blue 2017 Honda Civic operated by Elizabeth J. Henderson, 20, of Loves Park was traveling south on Lowell Park Road. The blue Honda disregarded the stop sign at Pines Road, striking a silver 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, operated by John R. McCormick, 74, of Sterling. The blue Honda then struck two signs before entering the southeast ditch, overturning, and then coming to a rest on its passenger side. The silver Chrysler entered the south ditch, east of the intersection, before coming to a rest. Henderson was transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon by Polo EMS, before being transported to OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford by REACT Helicopter for life-threatening injuries. McCormick was transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon for non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger of the silver Chrysler, Julie R. McCormick, 74, of Sterling was transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon by Mt. Morris EMS. Henderson was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, and issued an I-bond at the hospital. Henderson was also issued a citation for disregarding an official traffic control device. Polo Fire/EMS and Mt. Morris Fire/EMS assisted deputies at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. 

On April 29 at approximately 5:30 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1,500 block of North Illinois Route 2. After brief investigation, deputies arrested Robert Crenshaw, 49, of Rockford, for no valid driver's license. Crenshaw was given an I-bond with a return court date later this month, and released from the scene.

On April 29 at approximately 3:40 p.m. deputies, along with Dixon Rural Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries in the 7,600 block of South Illinois Route-26. After an investigation, it was determined that a red Jeep Liberty, driven by Bridgette Falk, 50, of Polo, was travelling southeast on Illinois Route 26. The Jeep then left the roadway and entered the southwest ditch. The Jeep struck a concrete culvert in the ditch and came to rest. Falk was treated by Dixon Rural Fire and transported to a nearby hospital for her injuries.

On April 30 at approximately 5:53 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and East Illinois Route 64. After a brief investigation, deputies arrested Adan Gonzalez-Ortega, 29, of New Milford, for no valid driver's license. Gonzalez-Ortega was also issued citations for no splash guards and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Gonzalez-Ortega was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and he was released from the scene.

On May 1 at 11:05 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 39 at mile marker 103 north bound for a traffic violation. After an investigation, Manuel A. Martinez, 35, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, was arrested for no valid driver’s license. Manuel was also issued citations for following too closely, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and expired registration. Martinez was released on a signature I-Bond and given a return court date.

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