Boone County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Boone County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 615 N. Main St., Belvidere, 61008 IL
  • Chief:
Phone: 815-544-9322
Fax: 815-544-9573

Boone County Sheriff's Office is located at 615 N. Main St., Belvidere, 61008 IL. The Boone County Sheriff's Office phone number is 815-544-9322.

Boone County Sheriff's Office News

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sycamore man on nineteen felony charges resulting from a double fatality accident which occurred on March 26, 2018. Corey Lee, 30 years old of Sycamore, Illinois was charged with three counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Accident Resulting in Death (Class 2 Felony), two counts of On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Reckless Homicide (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis - Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Operating While Fatigued – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Inspection Requirements – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis (Class 4 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification (Class 3 Felony), one count of Operating While Fatigued (Class 4 Felony) and one count of Violation of Inspection Requirements (Class 3 Felony). Lee was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $250,000.00 (10%) bond. On March 26, 2018 at approximately 6:30 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road and Bloods Point Road in rural Boone County. The investigation revealed that Cory Lee, who was driving westbound on Bloods Point Road in a 2015 Ford Commercial Truck, failed to stop at a stop sign. Lee’s vehicle entered the intersection striking a 2004 Dodge Dakota, which was traveling southbound on Stone Quarry Road. The driver of the Dodge Dakota, Pedro Pasillas Delgado, 22 years old, and his father, Pedro Pasillas Sanchez, 52 years old, were both killed. The arrest of Lee came after a seven month investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was completed and turned over to the Boone County States Attorney’s Office. On November 1, 2018, a Boone County Grand Jury indicted Lee on the nineteen felony charges. The class 2 felony is punishable by six (6) to twenty-eight (28) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 3 felony is punishable by two (2) to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 4 felony is punishable by one (1) to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff Office wants to wish Dawn Lutzow the best of luck. Dawn has worked in the 9-1-1 center for the past 12 years and will be leaving for a dispatch job in Wisconsin. Thank You for everything and you will be missed!!!!

The Boone County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the Belvidere North Girls Cross-Country team on their 1st place finish at the Illinois State 2A Meet today. Special congratulations to the following runners who received All-State honors: Gianna Sagona (6) Madison Diercks (7) Sydnie Elder (21) The team will receive a police/fire escort tonight beginning at the Belvidere Pacemaker at approximately 6pm and ending at Belvidere North High School with a pep rally. Congratulations Belvidere North, you make all of Boone County proud!!!!

Enoch, Delta and the entire Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.

All trick-or-treating hours are on Oct. 31, except where noted. Belvidere: 4 to 8 p.m. Caledonia: 5 to 7 p.m. Capron: 4 to 7 p.m. Cherry Valley: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m Loves Park: 5:30 to 7:30 pm Poplar Grove: 4 to 7 p.m. Please have a safe and happy Halloween.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is selling old squad cars. We currently have placed four vehicles for auction. 1) 2012 Chevrolet Impala 2) 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3) 2009 Pontiac G6 4) 2007 Chevrolet Impala The auction ends on November 8th at 3pm so check out the link to publicsurplus.com to get more information and photos https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/boone,il/list/current?orgid=425996

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Rockford man on multiple sex assault charges. Douglas Valentine, 39 years old of Rockford, was charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felony), one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony) and one count of Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class A Misdemeanor). Valentine was release from the Boone County Jail after posting a $150,000.00 (10%) bond. The arrest of Valentine came after it was reported he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 17. On Thursday evening, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue, Rockford. Detectives seized several items, including electronic equipment and computers. The investigation continues and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by four (4) to fifteen (15) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 2 felony is punishable by three (3) to seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the pictured subject. He is wanted for questioning in regards to an investigation of a stolen vehicle. If you know the identity of the subject please contact the Sheriff's Office at 81-544-2144 (non-emergency) or 815-547-7867 (Crime Stoppers).

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a six month drug investigation with the arrest of a Poplar Grove resident on felony drug charges. Cesar E. Fournier, age 23 of Poplar Grove, was charged with three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony). On Thursday, September 27th, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop during which Cesar E. Fournier was arrested on a Boone County warrant for three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony). After the arrest of Fournier, Metro Narcotics Investigators, members of the Rockford DEA Task Force, and Boone County deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 100 block of Cornwall Circle in Poplar Grove. During the investigation cocaine, a firearm, a vehicle, and United States currency was seized. Fournier is being held in the Boone County Jail in lieu of $150,000 10% bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections. Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6433 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867 (815-547-stop) and www.boonecountycrimestoppers.com. Persons with information leading to an arrest can be provided with a cash reward of up to $1000.00. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department Deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-90 east of Genoa Road resulting in the arrest of two Chicago men on felony drug charges. A Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 responded to the stop and during the course of the investigation one of the men fled on foot. Members of the Belvidere Police Department and Illinois State Police assisted the Sheriff’s Department and both men were subsequently taken into custody. Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 188 grams of cocaine, approximately 94 grams of heroin, and United States Currency was seized. Curtis K. Jones, age 41, of Chicago was charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony), two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled substance (Class 1 felony), and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor). Jones remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail in lieu of $500,000/10% bond. Demond R. Sanders, age 27, of Chicago was charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony), two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled substance (Class 1 felony), and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor). Jones remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail in lieu of $250,000/10% bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Department of Corrections. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections. The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office has experienced an increase in burglaries, burglaries to vehicles, and stolen vehicles in areas throughout the county. Please remember to lock your vehicle and if possible secure valuables inside your home. Never leave keys inside your vehicle. The Sheriff's Office wants to remind you, if you see something, say something. If you have information on this or any other crime, call the non-emergency number at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, at approximately 6:40 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Beloit Road for a one vehicle accident. Deputies arrived and discovered that a vehicle had veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The only occupant, the driver, was removed from the vehicle at which time a Belvidere Police Officer and a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy perform CPR until ambulance personnel arrived. Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling north bound on Beloit Road south of Squaw Prairie Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed that alcohol and speed were factors in the accident. The driver was transported by Lifeline Ambulance to St. Anthony’s Hospital where he later died. The driver is identified as Edgar Franco, 22 years old of Belvidere.

ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT AND BELVIDERE PATROL OFFICERS ARRESTED JONATHAN R. WHITE ON A WARRANT FOR TWO COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHIN 500 FEET OF A SENIOR CITIZEN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX (CLASS X FELONY) AND ONE COUNT OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (CLASS 1 FELONY). WHITE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LODGED INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF $150,000 10% BOND. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE POSSIBLE. A CLASS X FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 6-30 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. A CLASS 1 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 4-15 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-547-6433 OR BOONE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) AND WWW.BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST CAN BE PROVIDED WITH A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00. ######## ** PHOTO (ATTACHED) HAS BEEN EMAILED TO MOST NEWS MEDIA** Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to congratulate the newest Correctional Officer Wyatt Svedin. Wyatt graduated today after spending five week at Police Training Institute in DuPage County. Excellent work, and welcome back!!!

The Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to congratulate the newest deputy, Tim Shockey . Shockey graduated today from the Police Training Institute in Champaign IL after 14 long weeks. Excellent work, and welcome back!!!

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a drug investigation with the arrest of two Rockford men on felony drug charges. Michael J. Franks, age 49, of Rockford, was charged with two counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, crack cocaine (Class 1 Felony). Quintryell A. Hill, age 39 of Rockford, was charged with two counts of Criminal Drug Conspiracy (Class 1 Felony). On Tuesday, August 21st, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested Michael J. Franks in Winnebago County on a Boone County arrest warrant for two counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony). Franks was transported to Boone county was subsequently lodged into the Boone County Jail in lieu of $100,000 10% bond. Investigators also served an arrest warrant on Quintryell A. Hill at the Winnebago County Jail for two counts of Criminal Drug Conspiracy (Class 1 Felony). Hill is currently housed at the Winnebago County Jail on an unrelated case. All charges were reviewed and approved by the Boone County State’s Attorney Office. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Class 1 Felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6433 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867 (815-547-stop) and www.boonecountycrimestoppers.com. Persons with information leading to an arrest can be provided with a cash reward of up to $1000.00. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to thank WTVO Channel 17 for helping spread the word.

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT CONCLUDED A THREE MONTH DRUG INVESTIGATION WITH THE ARREST OF FOUR SUBJECTS FOR SMUGGLING NARCOTICS INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION. PLEASE NOTE**NO BOONE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED** INVESTIGATORS WITH THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT INMATES IN THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL WERE CONSPIRING WITH OUTSIDE INDIVIDUALS TO DELIVER NARCOTICS INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE METRO NARCOTICS UNIT SEIZED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. OVER THE COURSE OF THE THREE MONTH INVESTIGATON THE METRO NARCOTIC UNIT ARRESTED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS: SHANE F. EICHHORN, AGE 39 (INMATE BOONE COUNTY JAIL), ASHLEE N. RIENER, AGE 34 (MCHENRY, IL), JENNIFER L. BREWER, AGE 42, (GENOA, IL), AND CHARGED LARRY G. LEWIS, AGE 41, (ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BRINGING CONTRABAND INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION (CLASS 2 FELONY). EICHHORN, RIENER, AND BREWER ARE LODGED INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. LEWIS REMAINS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. BOND HAS BEEN SET FOR EICHHORN, BREWER, AND LEWIS AT $100,000/10%. BOND WAS SET FOR RIENER AT $150,000/10%. A CLASS 2 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 3-7 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-547-6433 OR BOONE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) AND WWW.BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST CAN BE PROVIDED WITH A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Boone County Sheriff’s office wants to remind everyone of school bus laws. In the next few days school will be starting and traffic will be more congested on all roads before and after school. Please be alert anytime a school bus stops and follow these general rules.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank everyone for stopping out to the Boone County Fair and making it the best fair in the state. Please stay safe and have fun!!!!

Update: The Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to notify the public that missing juvenile Holly Hicks has been located and is unharmed. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for all of the assistance in getting the word out about Holly.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office wants to thank the community for their contribution to National Night Out last night. Boone County Sheriff's Office was welcomed at several locations throughout the county. The photos are from one stop, Candlewick Lake, which had a tremendous showing of support. Thank You to each for welcoming us!!! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Thanks to Candlewick Public Safety, Boone County District 3, Capron Rescue Squad and everyone else who helped make this event special.

On Friday, August 3, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the Belvidere Oasis, 2500 Pearl Street, resulting in the arrest of two men on felony drug charges. Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine was seized. Shaun F. Scardina, age 42, of Rockford, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (class X felony), and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Scardina remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond. Joshua D. Hobson, age 31, of Peru, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Hobson remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Department of Corrections. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections. The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867. Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community that Tuesday August 7th is the annual National Night Out. https://natw.org/ National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” This nationwide event is designed to heighten drug prevention and crime awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Boone County and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors and deputies. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout Boone County and nationwide. If you are planning an event, would like to have a Deputy stop by, or would like more information please contact Lt. Pat Molloy 815 547-6467