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Police/Fire Reports

Police reports for Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14, 2017


Autumn L. Austin, 19, of Sterling; 2:11 p.m. Friday at West LeFevre Road and Avenue F; improper lane usage; given state citation.

Charles D. Chriest, 74, of Tampico; 4:02 p.m. Friday at First Avenue and East Third Street; use of cell phone; given state citation.

James M. Ford, 28, of Sterling; 8:09 a.m. Saturday at East Fourth Street and 14th Avenue; operating motor vehicle while on electronic communication device; given state citation.

Darreece D. Euring, 20, of Sterling; 11:34 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of West 11th Street; criminal trespass to land; given notice to appear in court.

Herminia Garcia, 62, of Sterling; 12:28 p.m. Saturday at Avenue F and West Sixth Street; no insurance; given state citation.


Xavier Tinnin, 21, of Machesney Park; 11:02 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of South Hennepin Avenue; driving while license suspended, operating uninsured vehicle; given city ordinance citation.

Christoper A. Just Jr., 26, of Dixon; 11:28 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of West Ninth Street; disposing of solid waste – private property; given city ordinance citation.

Donald L. Helfrich Jr., 34, of Dixon; 1:17 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of East First Street; Lee County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, violation of order of protection; held at Lee County Jail and given notice to appear in court.


Justin D. Cockrell, 28, of Ashton; 3:04 p.m. Friday; driving under the influence, speeding 26 to 34 mph over the limit, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane usage; posted bond and given notice to appear in court.

Richard H. Wetzel, 29, of Creston; 2:33 a.m. Saturday; domestic battery; held at Lee County Sheriff’s Department and given notice to appear in court.

Grace I. Chitwood, 46, of Beaverdam, Wisconsin; 6:51 p.m. Friday; possession of a stolen vehicle; held at Lee County Jail and given notice to appear in court.


Erin Quackenbush, 34, of Polo; 12:45 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Mason Street and Green Avenue in Polo; driving while license suspended; taken to Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Miguel A. Hernandez, 28, of Darlington, Wisconsin; 2:41 a.m. Sunday near Interstate 39 and state Route 64; driving while license revoked; taken to Ogle County Jail, given parking citation, and held in lieu of bond.

Zachary Glazier, 34, of Sterling; 7:25 p.m. Friday in the 9000 block of North state Route 26; driving while license suspended; taken to Ogle County Jail and held in lieu of bond.

Andrew Warbritton, 25, of Rockford; Friday; petition to revoke probation; posted bond and given notice to appear in court.

Aaron Fussett, 46, of Rockford; Friday; warrant for failure to appear; posted $1,616 full cash bond and has no further court appearances.

Thomas Stiles, 25, of Rockford; Thursday; criminal damage to government property; given notice to appear in court.

Edward Lauren, 51, of Rockford; Thursday; warrant for failure to appear in court; given recognizance bond and notice to appear in court.

Several underage drinkers cited

DIXON – Police issued several city ordinance citations Saturday morning after they were called to a drinking party in the 700 block of North Galena Avenue.

Police responded at 1:32 a.m., and gave citations for unlawful consumption of alcohol to Trevor Otten, 19, of Dixon; Sierrah Strader, 18, Maddison Grell, 18, Katerina Dirks, 18, and Jordan Asburry, 19, all of Sterling; Tayler Chaney, 19, of Polo; and Danielle Wagner, 20, of Winnebago.

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