Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: Nov. 18-20, 2022

OREGON — On Nov. 18 at approximately 7:19 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at Illinois Route 26 and Lanark Road. After a brief investigation, Denzel Stokes, 24, of Freeport, was arrested for unlawful possession of cannabis. Stokes was also cited for illegal window tint, expired registration and illegal transportation of alcohol. Stokes was released on scene with a return court date.

On Nov. 19 at 5:49 p.m. deputies, the Rochelle Police Department, and Rochelle Fire Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident at South Illinois Route 251 and Twombly Road. After a brief investigation, deputies cited Kylie Hall of Davis Junction for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Hall struck a Chevrolet Yukon driven by Priscilla Hernandez of Rockford. Hernandez's Yukon then struck Jeff Dilling's Chevrolet Traverse. Hernandez was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital with suspected injuries.

On Nov. 19 at 12:15 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 64. After a brief investigation, Juan Mendez-Martinez of Rockford, was arrested for driving without a valid license. Mendez-Martinez was also issued citations for speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign. Mendez-Martinez was released on a $2,500 individual bond with a return court date.

On Nov. 19 at approximately 7:45 p.m. deputies initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 39 southbound at mile marker 106 for window tint. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Vincent Sanders, 44, of Rockford, for driving while his license was revoked. Sanders was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

On Nov. 20 at approximately 12:17 a.m. deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident in the 900 block of North River Road. Upon arrival, deputies located a blue Chevrolet Cruze in the east ditch facing northwest with minor damage. After investigation, deputies determined the Chevrolet, being operated by 26-year-old Aaron T. Woods of Rockford, was traveling southbound on River Road. Woods left the roadway on the southbound shoulder before over-correcting and entering back into the roadway. Woods crossed over the center-dashed yellow line and into the northbound lane before losing control and entering the east ditch. The Chevrolet struck a ditch/embankment causing minor damage to the vehicle.  

After further investigation, Woods was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol and unlawful possession of cannabis/improper container-driver. Woods was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Ogle County Jail, where he was held in lieu of bond. Woods was additionally cited for improper traffic lane usage, operating uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.