Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2023

OREGON — On Jan. 31 at approximately 2:53 a.m. deputies attempted to catch up to a vehicle to conduct a traffic stop for an equipment violation while in the 3,000 block of South Lowden Road and the vehicle, a gray Mazda, sped off at a high rate of speed. Deputies observed the vehicle traveling at speeds of over 100 miles per hour while trying to gain distance on the vehicle. Deputies temporarily lost sight of the vehicle, before locating it crashed at the intersection of Lowden and Naylor Roads just into Lee County. After a short foot track, Deputies located the driver, Cody Lorenzen, 31, of Dixon, who sustained injuries during the crash. Lorenzen was then transported to the KSB Hospital by Franklin Grove EMS for serious injuries. Lorenzen was issued citations for an equipment violation, speeding over 35 miles per hour, reckless driving, operating an uninsured vehicle and driving while license suspended. Lorenzen was released on an I-Bond at the hospital and given a future court date.

On Feb. 1, deputies, along with Stillman Valley EMS, Lynn-Scott-Rock EMS and Byron EMS, responded to the 10,000 block of East Illinois Route 72 for the report of a three-vehicle accident. During an initial investigation, deputies discovered a Jeep Wrangler, driven by Harvey Pollock, 18, of Davis Junction, had crossed the centerline entering the westbound lane of traffic. Pollock’s vehicle struck an Ogle County Highway plow truck operated by Jeffery Yount, 59, of Mt. Morris, and a Ford Fusion operated by a 16-year-old male juvenile. Stillman Valley EMS transported Pollock to Swedish American Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Lynn-Scott-Rock EMS transported Yount to Rochelle Community Hospital for possible injuries. The male juvenile was uninjured in the collision. This accident remains under investigation.

On Feb. 1 at 9:16 p.m. deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of North Illinois Route 251. As a result, Cristian D. Villa, 21, of Davis Junction, was arrested for no valid driver's license. Villa was released on an I-Bond with a court date to appear.

All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.