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Police reports for Saturday, March 15, 2014

Published: Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

Sterling Police

Kurt W. Schwab, 40, of Sterling; 8:04 a.m. Thursday at Sixth Street and Miller Road; passing a school bus – loading or unloading; posted driver’s license as bond.

Shannon N. Schrader, 20, of Sterling; 8:53 p.m. Thursday at First Avenue and West First Street in Rock Falls; operating uninsured vehicle; given notice to appear in court.

Timothy E. Rathman Jr., 45, of Sterling; 11:38 p.m. Thursday at Merrill Street and East Lincolnway; driving while license suspended; given notice to appear in court.

Lee County Sheriff

Jennifer L. Marks, 30, of Compton; Thursday; possession of cannabis, 30 to 500 grams; taken to Lee County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Ogle County Sheriff

Ivan Velazquez, 30, of Mundelein; Thursday; driving while license suspended; taken to Ogle County Jail, posted bond, and given notice to appear in court.

Cynthia Keating, 39, of Rockford; Thursday; warrant for failure to appear; given notice to appear in court.

State Police

Amber L. Griffin, 23, of Rochelle; 5:46 p.m. Thursday at North Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue in Rochelle; no seat belt, warrant; posted $281 bond and I-bond, given notice to appear in court.

Thomas E. Houghton, 32, of Batavia; 7:07 p.m. Thursday at North Seventh Street and state Route 38 in Rochelle; driving while license suspended; issued individual bond and given notice to appear in court.

Roadside checks

STERLING – District 1 state police will conduct a roadside safety check today and Sunday in Whiteside County.

Officers will watch for drivers who operate vehicles in an unsafe manner, drive with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, drive with open alcoholic beverages, or drive under the influence.

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