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Police/Fire Reports

Police reports for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017


Michelle A. Graham, 33, of Sterling 12:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of East Fourth Street; operating uninsured vehicle; cited.

Margaret C. Hayes, 31, of Sterling, 3:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of East Fifteenth Street; Whiteside County Warrant failure to appear in court; no valid driver’s license; posted bond.

Halee K. Thueson, 18, Sterling; 5:02 p.m. Tuesday at West LeFevre Road and Avenue G; driving too fast for conditions; cited.

Cory B. Freeman-Delano, 19, of Sterling; 6:38 p.m. Tuesday; 212 Third Ave.; Whiteside County warrant for probation violation (theft); Lee County warrants for burglary and operating uninsured vehicle; taken to Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.

Kayla M. Poff, 26, of Dixon; 11:51 p.m. Tuesday; East Third Street and Second Avenue; Whiteside County warrant failure to appear in court on DUI charge; posted bond.


Girl, 17, Sterling, 3:48 p.m. Friday at First Avenue and Tenth Street; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident; given notice to appear in court.

Jason L. Galvan, 39, of Walnut 5:15 p.m. Sunday; in the 300 block of Avenue F; Whiteside County warrants for failure to appear in court; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

Jessica A. Wilson, 30, of Rock Falls, 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Seventh Avenue; Ogle County warrant failure to appear in court; posted bond.

Crystal L. Burtlow, 32, of Rock Falls, Tuesday in the 1900 block of First Avenue; two counts of retail theft; taken to Whiteside County Jail.


Christopher A. Jaisinski, 26, of Dixon 9:18 p.m. Tuesday on Good Street; possession of controlled substance and domestic battery; taken to Lee County Jail.


Austin J. Schmitts, 18, of Franklin Grove; 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Lincoln Highway; speeding; release on a promise to comply.


Steven Anderson, 48, of Rockford; Tuesday at state Routes 251 and 72; driving under the influence of drugs; taken to Ogle County Jail and given notice to appear in court.

Christopher Hill, 29, of Freeport, Tuesday; Ogle County warrant failure to appear in court; posted bond.

Sean Zeman, 42, of Dixon; Monday in the 14000 block of East Bethel Road; improper lane usage; cited.

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