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Police/Fire Reports

Police reports for Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sterling Police

James L. Palomarez Jr., 21, of Dixon; 8:46 a.m. Thursday at 13th Avenue and East Fourth Street; speeding; given notice to appear in court,

Summer E. Sutkay, 20, of Sterling; 10:57 a.m. Thursday at Lynn Boulevard and Sixth Street; operating uninsured motor vehicle; given notice to appear in court,

Angela L. Church-Veatch, 44, of Rock Falls; 12:49 p.m. Thursday at East Third Street and 12th Avenue; operating uninsured vehicle; posted driver’s license as bond.

Ryan A. Willhite, 19, of Morrison; 1:34 p.m. Thursday at West Third Street and Avenue L; no valid insurance, no seat belt; posted driver’s license as bond.

Darren Johnson, 43, of Sterling; 6:32 p.m. Thursday at West Fifth Street and Avenue F; Whiteside County warrant; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

Dixon Police

Nicole A. Wilson, 32, of Dixon; 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of Highland Avenue; Lee County warrant for failure to appear; taken to Lee County Jail.

Joshua C.W. Rex, 18, of Dixon; 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Lowell Park Road; unlawful delivery of cannabis 10-30 grams, unlawful possession of cannabis 10-30 grams; taken to Lee County Jail.

Eric D. Dixon, 36, of Dixon; 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Steinmann Avenue; Ogle County warrant for failure to appear; taken to Lee County Jail.

Robert M. Stichter, 27, of Dixon; 5 p.m. Thursday on Mary Avenue; state Department of Corrections warrant; taken to Lee County Jail.

Man hurt when tire strikes car

OGLE COUNTY – An Oregon man was injured Thursday when a tire struck his car on Interstate 39 in Ogle County.

State police troopers responded to the scene at 2:19 p.m. An investigation revealed that a truck/tractor semi-trailer driven by Uriel Carrera, 22, of Romeoville was northbound on Interstate 39 when a fully intact tire broke loose from his truck. The tire then struck a southbound car driven by Gene M. Gaertner, 76, of Oregon.

Gaertner was injured, and his car received more than $1,500 worth of damage. Gaertner refused treatment. Carrera was issued a citation for unsafe equipment.

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