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Police reports for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Lee County Sheriff

Damien J. Bell, 19, of Paw Paw; midnight Friday; criminal sexual abuse; warrant – obstructing justice; taken to Lee County Jail.

David D. Pettis, 47, of Chicago; 6:49 p.m. Thursday; criminal trespass to residence; criminal damage to property under $300; given notice to appear in court.

Sterling Police

Marcus A. Bassett, 25, of Chicago; 3:52 a.m. Sunday at West Fifth Street and Avenue L; possession of cannabis – 2.5 to 10 grams; given notice to appear in court.

John F. LaVelle, 57, of Sterling; 3:13 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of East Fourth Street; failure to register as a sex offender; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

Rock Falls Police

Amir Muhammad, 35, of Addison; 12:05 a.m. Saturday; warrant; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

Ogle County


Anita E. Burgett, 25, of Byron; 7:21 p.m. Friday in the 18000 block of east state Route 64; possession of cannabis – less than 10 grams, possession of drug equipment, warrant – failure to appear – traffic offense; taken to Ogle County Jail.

Kent W. Reuber, 27, of Freeport; 5:45 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 39; driving under the influence, improper lane usage, no seat belt, illegal transportation of alcohol; taken to Ogle County Jail.

Milton L. Winans, 48, of Lomira, Wis.; 11:45 a.m. Saturday at state Route 72 and Interstate 39; failure to yield turning left, after striking a vehicle driven by Dannie F. Benson, 57, of Davis Junction. No injuries reported.

Brian K. Clark, 21, of Stillman Valley; 9:14 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of North Cox Road; disorderly conduct; posted bond.

Polo Police

Matthew J. Cholke, 19, of Polo; Monday; no seat belt; posted driver’s license.

Sawyer P. Frano, 16, of Polo; 9:47 a.m. Friday; graduated driver – unlawful number of passengers; posted driver’s license.

Morrison Police

Stevie-Rene Carney, 28, of Morrison; Monday; Whiteside County order of commitment – willful contempt, failure to appear, rule to show cause; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

Speeding – Nov. 24: Douglas K. Winter, 59, of Genoa, Ohio; Sunday: Geno F. Grigoletti, 50, of Elwood and Jessie R. Garza, 18, of Morrison.


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