Suspect in Hit-and-Run Case Injuring Lincolnshire Police Officer Thursday Arrested in Dubuque Sunday

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Michael J. Ockerman,  awaiting extradition to Illinois after allegedly striking a police officer with his vehicle (SOURCE: City of Dubuque Law Enforcement Center booking photo).
Michael J. Ockerman, awaiting extradition to Illinois after allegedly striking a police officer with his vehicle (SOURCE: City of Dubuque Law Enforcement Center booking photo).

Michael J. Ockerman, age 32, was arrested in Dubuque, Iowa on Sunday, April 17, 2022 after Lincolnshire Police Department received a tip that the suspect that hit one of their police officers in a hit-and-run incident Thursday, April 14, 2022 was observed in Dubuque. Within a short time, Dubuque police officers located Ockerman near an entrance to a city park. Ockerman had no known address during the investigation by the Lincolnshire Police Department, but was known to be connected to the Dubuque, Iowa area. An arrest warrant had been issued for Michael Ockerman on a charge of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, and a Lake County judge had set bond on the warrant for his arrest at $350,000.

Ockerman was arrested and transported to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center where he was detained without bond on a “Warrant Out of State” … awaiting extradition to Illinois for the Lincolnshire Police Department. Michael Ockerman was also charged by the Dubuque Police Department with Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug.

Police from Lincolnshire responded about 5:23 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022 to a report that a driver was blocking Milwaukee Avenue near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Aptakisic Road in Lincolnshire. When police arrived, the driver of a silver Toyota Camry began driving in circles on Milwaukee Avenue — crossing all lanes.

A female police officer set up her vehicle to block the northbound lanes of Milwaukee Avenue to prevent a traffic crash with the errant driver, who was still driving in circles. The police officer was hit by the reckless driver near Milwaukee Avenue and Riverside Road/Tower Parkway after she got out of her police vehicle about 5:37 p.m. The driver — allegedly Ockerman — fled the scene after he hit the police officer. Another police officer called for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics to respond to the scene for the injured police officer. Her injuries were not initially believed to be life-threatening.

While one police officer stayed at the scene with the injured officer, other police officers from Lincolnshire Police Department and Riverwoods Police Department pursued the vehicle near Olde Half Day Road and Route 22. Police terminated the pursuit for safety reasons, and the driver was last seen traveling westbound on Route 22 at a high rate of speed.

Police while investigating the case, descried the driver as male/white age 30, medium build with a beard. The suspect was immediately wanted for investigation of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer.


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