Weekend Police Reports

Sterling Police

On Saturday, October 9th, responding to a suspicious vehicle report, in the 400 block of East 11th Street, Sterling Police made contact with Zachary Garcia, 21 of Sterling. Garcia was charged with DUI and possession of cannabis. Garcia was issued a notice to appear.

Also on Saturday, London Baker, age 24 of Sterling was given a notice to appear for driving on a suspended license.

On Sunday, October 10th, Sterling Police arrested Julian Belmonte after a traffic stop on West 2nd Street. Belmonte was transported to The Whiteside County Jail and charged with resisting a peace officer and possession of methamphetamine, under 5 grams.

Dixon Police

Zachary L. Gerlach, age 26, of Dixon, Illinois, was arrested in the 900 block of McKenney Street on Sunday, October 10th, at 7:35 p.m., for Expired Registration, Suspended Registration, Driving While License Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, a Lee County Warrant for Failure to Appear, and a Lee County Warrant for Animal Owner Failure to Comply. Gerlach posted bond and was issued a Notice to Appear.

Charles N. Stiens, age 21, of Dixon, Illinois, was arrested in the 900 block of King Court on Friday, October 8th at 7:10 p.m., for Criminal Trespass. Stiens was processed and released.

Hunter R. Mack, age 19, of Joliet, Illinois, was arrested in the 400 block of North Galena Avenue on Saturday, October 9th , 2021, at 12:17 a.m., for No Valid License, Speeding, and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle. Mack was processed and released.

Polo Police

Devan R. Joens, 21, Freeport, was cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and No Valid Driver’s License.  Jones was released on an I-Bond

The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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