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Police/Fire Reports

Police reports for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sterling Police

Martha L. Garcia, 43, of Sterling; 11:14 a.m. Monday; warrant – failure to appear – petition to revoke supervision; posted $1,075.

Rock Falls Police

David Campbell Jr., 40, of Rock Falls; 1:41 p.m. Friday; driving with a revoked license, no valid registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle; given notice to appear in court.

Ogle County Sheriff

Tabbe Stevens, 44, of Byron; Monday; ordinance violation; given notice to appear in court.

Ramona L. Deleon, 38, of Rockford; 5:33 p.m. Monday in the 7000 block of state Route 2; driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

State Police

Taylor M. Ryan, 20, of Erie; 1:43 a.m. Saturday at First Avenue and West 23rd Street, Rock Falls; driving under the influence, improper lane usage, consumption of alcohol by a minor; posted driver’s license and $100. Passengers Leslie J. Cady, 20, Joseph M. Johns, 19, and Evan M. Scanlan, 19, all of Tampico, were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor; all posted I-Bond.

Timothy K. Podratz, 41, of Granton, Wis.; 12:21 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 39, Ogle County; failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after striking a trailer being hauled by Refujio B. Ramos, 68, of Rochelle.; posted I-Bond. No injuries.

David T. Hardy, 58, of Peoria; 7:36 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 39, Ogle County; failure to yield, after striking a vehicle driven by Lee J. Rentmeester, 33, of Denmark, Wis. No injuries.

Jerrold L. Stauffer, 59, of Polo; 2:42 a.m. Monday at Galena Avenue and Chamberlain Street, Dixon; no valid driver’s license (expired less than 6 months); posted I-Bond.

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