ROCKFORD, Ill. – On Friday December 30, 2016 at around 7:03 pm, officers of the Rockford Police Department’s Specialized Community Oriented Police Enforcement (S.C.O.P.E.) Team spotted a stolen vehicle in the area of 1700 N. Main St.
The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day at around 8:24 am.
Police initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle fled. Officers pursed the vehicle to the east side of Rockford.
During the pursuit the suspect driver backed into and on top of a large snow bank in the area of 9th St. and 8th Ave, disabling the vehicle.
The driver, and the one (1) other vehicle occupant, fled from the vehicle on foot.
Officers immediately set up a search perimeter.
With the cooperation of officers from the Loves Park Police Department and Deputies from the Winnebago County Sherriff’s Department, police tracked, located and arrested both suspects.
Both suspects are juvenile males. Police are not releasing their names.
15 year old male
1. Aggravated Fleeing a Peace Officer
2. Aggravated Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
3. Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
4. Resisting a Peace Officer
Also wanted on four (4) Arrest Warrants:
1. Theft of a Motor Vehicle
2. Possession of Stolen Property
3. Theft (Under $500.00)
4. Disorderly Conduct
15 year old male
1. Criminal Trespass to Motor Vehicle
2. Resisting a Peace Officer
Both suspects were lodged in the Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center
The investigation is ongoing and additional criminal charges are pending.
Several Rockford Scanner fans said there was a police chase and approx. 20 officers involved in a chase. They have a perimeter near 8th ave.
Whoever it is, is of great importance to the police. They have MANY officers on scene looking for a suspect.
Rockford police are encrypted, so no other information is available
It is obvious the community is at risk, due to the overwhelming amount of officers in the area. So if you live in the area, lock your doors