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Police reports for Sept. 8, 2020


Andrew J. Keefer, 21, of Sterling, 3:20 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Avenue C; Whiteside County warrants for failure to appear on burglary and disorderly conduct charges.

Sally J. Braem, 32, of Sterling; 2:40 p.m. Friday at Walmart; retail theft.

Dawn M. White, 49, of Rock Falls; 7:18 p.m. Friday at Walmart; retail theft.

Zach P. Sandoval, 30, of Sterling; 11:36 p.m. Friday at 11th Avenue and East 13th Street; DUI, improper lane usage, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, invalid license.


Boy, 17, of Prophetstown; 10:08 p.m. Aug. 31 in Tampico; defective exhaust, no valid driver’s license, graduated license curfew violation; released to parents and given notice to appear in court.

Aryah Phillips, 20, of Sterling; 8:21 p.m. Sept. 1, near the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Pinewood Drive in rural Sterling; speeding, no insurance.

Jakob A. McFadden, 19, of Rock Falls; 4:16 a.m. Wednesday; U.S. Route 30 at Matznick Road in Sterling; speeding, no insurance.

Drew Christianson, 29, of Sterling; 8:14 p.m. Friday at Walnut and Como roads in rural Sterling; suspended license, no registration. 

Alyssa Ferguson, 19, of Tampico; 11:19 p.m. Friday near Market and Main streets in Tampico; no insurance.

Kyle S. Smith, 20, of Fulton; 12:25 a.m. Saturday, U.S. Route 30 and Fulfs Road; speeding, no insurance.

Kenneth E. Vandrew, 63, of Rock Falls; 1:42 a.m. Saturday in Sterling; equipment violation, no insurance, suspended license, no rear registration light; released on individual bond.

Anthony W. Croce, 35, of Dixon: 12:20 a.m. Sunday at U.S. Route 30 near Millard Road; DUI, improper lane usage,  obstructed registration.

Pascual D. Garcia III, 24, of Rock Falls; 1:37 a.m. Sunday in Rock Falls; no insurance, invalid registration.


Jose J. Tochimani, 32, of Sterling; 3:26 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue; Ogle County warrant for trespassing; held at Lee County Jail.

Annie M. Bettenhausen, 34, of Dixon; 1:30 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of South Galena Avenue; retail theft.

Dean L. Mitchell, 46, of Dixon; 11:31 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street; Lee County warrant for forgery, theft (subsequent offense), and theft; held at Lee County Jail.

Jason M. Larrin, 37, of Sterling; 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of River Road; possession of controlled substance, possession of ammunition without FOID card, possession of a hypodermic syringe; held at Lee County Jail.

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