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Police reports for Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

Sterling Police

Joshua H. McCloud, 26, of Rock Falls; 6 p.m. Saturday at Freeport Road and East Lincolnway; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Juan E. Estrada, 29, of Sterling; 1:21 p.m. Saturday on the Avenue G Bridge; failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and no insurance.

Wendy S. Jones, 45, of Sterling; 2:49 p.m. Saturday at First Avenue and Wallace Street; improper lane usage.

Dixon Police

William Leroy Barnes Jr., 56, of Dixon; 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of South Hennepin Avenue; Lee County warrant in a pending misdemeanor domestic battery case filed Friday in Lee County Court; taken to Lee County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Joseph Charles Horton, 40, of Dixon; 2:38 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of West First Street; domestic battery; taken to Lee County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Joseph A. Towne, 36, of Dixon; 1:09 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of West Seventh Street; domestic battery (subsequent offense), domestic battery; taken to Lee County Jail.

Lee County Sheriff

Jennifer Leann Hurd, 33, of Sterling; 1:46 p.m. Friday; petition to revoke her probation in a 2018 driving while license revoked case; posted $300 of her $3,000 bond.

Amber D. Brown, 45, of Dixon; 4:41 p.m. Friday; DUI; posted $300 of her $3,000 bond.

Evan A. Riley, 26, of Amboy; 12:11 a.m. Saturday; driving while suspended; issued an I-bond.

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