Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: Nov. 2-3


OREGON — On Nov. 2 at approximately 11:43 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop on East Illinois Route 38 near the intersection of Interstate 39. After investigation, deputies arrested Anton Baker, 36, of Rockford, for driving while license suspended. Baker was also issued citations for suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding 21-25 over the speed limit. Baker was given an I-Bond with a return court date later next month and released on scene.

On Nov. 2 at approximately 11:40 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 3,000 block of South Daysville Road.  After investigation, deputies placed Geoffrey Connell, 70, of Byron, under arrest for aggravated driving while license revoked (class four felony) and driving while llcense revoked. Connell was additionally issued a citation for improper lane usage. Connell was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending a court appearance in the presence of a judge.

On Nov. 2 at approximately 8:15 a.m. deputies and Oregon Fire/EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Illinois Route 64 and Meridian Road in reference to a personal injury accident involving a semi and a truck. Upon arrival deputies learned a black Chevrolet S10 pickup, driven by a 16-year-old female juvenile, was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 64 when it began to turn northbound at the intersection directly in front of a white Mack semi truck driven by Heenan Thier, 47, of Amboy, which was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 64. The semi truck then struck the Chevrolet on the front passenger side, causing the Chevrolet to travel into the south side ditch before coming to rest. The semi truck also sustained disabling front end damage in the crash. The juvenile was transported to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford and was later transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago for serious injuries. The accident remains under investigation.         

On Nov. 2 at approximately 7:53 p.m. deputies responded to a motorcycle accident in the 3,000 block of North River Road. An investigation revealed that a northbound motorcycle, being driven by Jacob Violet, 40, of Byron, traveled off the west edge of the roadway. The motorcycle then struck several mailboxes and a garbage can before coming to a rest. Violet received serious injuries in the accident and was transported to Mercy Riverside Hospital. Violet was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Oregon Fire/EMS. The accident remains under investigation. 

On Nov. 3 at approximately 11:52 a.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop at Illinois Route 38 and Dement Road. After an investigation, deputies placed Timothy Jefferson, 20, of Chicago, under arrest for driving while license suspended and suspended registration. Jefferson was released on I-bond for his citations and given a future court date. 

All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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