Man dies after crashing motorcycle


On Aug. 21 at about 2:18 p.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash involving an injury at Freeport Road and Sterling Road. Deputies learned that a 2014 Indian motorcycle driven by Harley Vogt, 77, of Sterling, was traveling south on Freeport Road, failed to stop at the intersection and entered the southeast ditch, coming to rest in a cornfield.  Vogt was pronounced deceased on scene by the Ogle County Coroner. Deputies were assisted by Polo Fire and Ambulance along with the Polo Police Department. The crash remains under investigation. 

On Aug. 21, at 6:56 a.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies, Polo Police Department, Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Ambulance responded to an accident with injuries at Illinois Route 26 and Illinois Route 52. Gabrielle F. Klukaczynski, 18 of Princeton, was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 26 when she failed to stop for the stop sign.  Klukaczynski struck an embankment before coming to a stop in a cornfield. Klukaczynski was transported to KSB Hospital by the Polo Ambulance with multiple injuries. After a further investigation, Ogle County Deputies met with Klukaczynski at KSB Hospital where she was arrested for driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol and disobeying a stop sign.  Klukaczynski was given an I-Bond and a September court date.

Aug. 23

On Aug. 23 at 12:04 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevy Impala at Fourth Street and Washington Street in Oregon. After a short investigation, deputies arrested Raheem J. Martin, 28, of Dixon, for unlawful cannabis container, unlawful use of cannabis and driving while under the influence of drugs. Martin was transported to the Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond. Deputies were assisted on scene by Oregon Police.