On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a report of an attempted vehicle hijacking in the 3000 block of North Perryville Road. A female victim reported a white male tried to pull her out of her car and steal it. Several police agencies including Rockford Police, Rock Valley College Police, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Loves Park Police responded to the call. Prior to police arrival, the suspect walked away from the victim’s vehicle when confronted by a witness to the crime. The suspect was spotted by arriving officers and fled on foot. He was later taken into custody after a short foot chase. While running, the suspect threw a plastic baggie that contained a powdery substance. The Rockford Police Department Detective Bureau conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. As a result the suspect was arrested and charged as follows:
ARRESTED: Daniel Metzger 33-years-old Burlington, WI
CHARGES: Possession with intent to deliver Cocaine
Attempted Vehicle Hijacking
Winnebago County Warrant
Metzger was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. A photo of Metzger is attached. No further information is available at this time.
Based on the information available at this time it is not believed this incident is related to the armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in the Woodman’s parking lot located at 3155 McFarland Road.
All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
At 7:03 PM on October 13th officers were dispatched to 3015 Perryville Road where a female reported that she was outside the Panchero’s restaurant parking lot when a white male in his twenties grabbed the victim and attempted to take her vehicle. A bystander assisted the victim by pushing the suspect off of her. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene. Police Officers arrived in the area and observed a male subject matching the suspect description. The suspect was apprehended by police after a brief foot chase. The incident is currently under investigation.