OREGON — On June 29 at 2:54 p.m. deputies responded to the intersection of Ashelford Drive and North Illinois Route 2 in rural Byron to a report of an accident involving injuries. Two cars were reported to be involved. Upon arrival, it was determined that a car driven by Elizabeth Hinshaw, 18, of Oregon struck the rear of a stopped car driven by Robert Koritz, 84, of Byron. Koritz and his wife, Joyce, 82, were not injured. The only passenger in Hinshaw's car was Whitney Kirk, 18, of Oregon. Both Hinshaw and Kirk were transported to Swedish American Hospital for minor injuries.
The Byron Police Department, the Byron Fire Protection District and D&W Towing assisted at the scene of the crash. The investigation is ongoing.
On June 30 at 2:04 p.m. deputies responded to 406 S. Valley Dr. in reference to a disturbance. After an investigation, deputies arrested Mardell Harms, 71, of Stillman Valley for battery. Harms was transported to the Ogle County Jail where she was held in lieu of bond.
On June 30 at 8:51 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 88 at mile marker 77 westbound on a 2000 Volkswagen for loud exhaust. After a short investigation, deputies arrested Ivan Lugo-Tellez, 39, of Des Moines, Iowa for no valid driver’s license. Lugo-Tellez was also cited for loud muffler and was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.
On June 30 at approximately 8:31 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Washington Street and River Road. After further investigation, Brett Rawlings, 36, of Sheffield was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended. Rawlings was released on an I-Bond.
On July 1 at 1:06 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Illinois Route 251 at Illinois Route 64 for an equipment violation. After an investigation, Mapendo Nyaketchi, 24, of Rockford was arrested for no valid driver’s license. Mapendo was also cited for no registration light. Mapendo was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.