On February 14, 2017 at around 7:10 p.m., Rockford Police SCOPE officers were on patrol in the 3100 block of 11th Street when they observed a blue Mazda in the drive-thru lane at Taco Bell, 3114 11th Street. The vehicle was occupied by an adult male, who was driving, and an adult female. Officers conducted a check of the vehicle’s registration and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen on February 6, 2017 from the 1800 block of 12th Avenue. Officers approached the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the occupants, however, the male driver drove up over a curb and fled east out of the parking lot.
Officers checked the surrounding area and located the vehicle traveling in an alley in the 1000 block of 24th Street. As officers arrived to investigate further, they found the vehicle parked unoccupied in the alley. They then saw the male and female occupants walking in the area of 9th Avenue and 24th Street. Officers identified the male as 33-year-old Rockford resident, Quinton Kimbrough. He was taken into custody. Officers learned that Kimbrough was on federal probation and that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals service. Kimbrough was charged with the following offenses:
Aggravated Possession of Stolen Auto
Fleeing to Elude
Driving while License Revoked
U.S. Marshals Hold
Kimbrough was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged. The female passenger was released without charge.
The charges against Kimbrough are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law