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Police/Fire Reports

Police reports for Thursday, Sept, 21, 2017


Debra P. Johnson, 60, of Sterling; 3:13 p.m. Wednesday; failure to yield to stationary emergency vehicle; cited.

Kyle W. Weissinger, 24, of Rock Falls; 8:48 p.m. Wednesday; Rock Island County warrant; posted bond.


Girl, 17, 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of South Hennepin Avenue; possession of cannabis; cited.

Girl, 17, of Dixon; 11:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of North Galena Avenue; no valid driver’s license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; released to guardian.

Tyrus Gilliam, 25, of Rockford; 3 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of West Third Street; Lee County warrant for failure to appear; taken to Lee County Jail.


Ramona R. Kessel, 57, of Amboy; 6:45 a.m. Thursday at Wasson Road and Metcalf Avenue; speeding 45 mph in a 30-mph zone; cited and released after posting bond.


Cesar Gutierrez, 19, of Rochelle; Sept. 17 in the 6000 block of South state Route 251; stalking; held at Ogle County Jail.

Stacy Witherspoon, 52, of Rochelle; Wednesday at the intersection of state Route 38 and Fisher Road; failure to yield at a stop intersection; cited.


Ronald W. Walsh, 54, of Bradford; 11:15 p.m. Sept. 12; driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; taken to Bureau County Jail.

Nicholas S. Osborn, 36, of Sheffield; 10:16 p.m. Sept. 15 at West Walnut Street; child abuse, domestic battery; taken to Bureau County Jail.

Boy, 17, of Ohio; 2:47 p.m. Sept. 17 at South Main Street; domestic battery; taken to Bureau County Jail.

Laila B. Abdeltam, 21 of Iowa City, Iowa; 3:58 p.m. Sept. 19; suspended revoked driver’s license; taken to Bureau County Jail.


Myrna A. Knapp, 79, of Mendota; 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Route 52 and East Second Street; failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash; cited.

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