OREGON — On July 28 at approximately 2:26 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 39 at mile marker 109 southbound. After investigation, deputies arrested Dayton Nielson (driver), 23, of Fairmont, Minnesota, for an active nationwide Minnesota state arrest warrant for a parole violation. Deputies also arrested the passenger, Shawn Gaston, 31, of Peru, for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of cannabis/passenger (improper container). Nielson and Gaston were transported to the Ogle County Jail where both are held with no bond. Nielson was also cited for speeding 93 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone.
On July 28 at 5:35 a.m. deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the 5,000 block of South Freeport Road. After an investigation, deputies learned the driver, Chad Oldham, 32, of Milledgeville was traveling southbound on Freeport Road where he lost control of his 2013 Buick LaCrosse and entered the eastbound ditch where his vehicle rolled over. Oldham was transported to KSB Hospital by Polo Ambulance for minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation.
On July 29 at 4:50 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Illinois Route 2 north of Oregon for a traffic violation. Pursuant to the stop, Joseph Lones, 34, of Loves Park was arrested for no valid driver’s license and not wearing a seat belt. Lones was confined at the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.
On July 29 at approximately 10:30 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle on Illinois Route 2 north of Oregon for speeding. Pursuant to the stop, Barbara A. Smith, 32, of Rockford was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis as a driver and speeding. A passenger in the vehicle, Joshua D. Smith, 35, of Rockford was cited for unlawful possession of cannabis as a passenger. Both individuals were released from the scene on an I-Bond with a court appearance at a later date.