On February 5, 2017 at about 3:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers were sent to the Walgreens, 1602 Kishwaukee Street, in reference to reports of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, officers met with a female victim who claimed that a subject driving a silver GMC pickup truck had pointed a handgun at her and her boyfriend. She provided officers with the license plate from the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle returned to 27-year-old Machesney Park resident, Bruno Escamilla. Officers learned that Escamilla was wanted on two Winnebago County warrants.
While speaking with the victim, patrol officers conducting a neighborhood search located the suspect vehicle, unoccupied in the 1600 block of 9th Street. Officers set up surveillance and a short time later, observed Escamilla approach the truck as he walked south on 9th Street from Broadway. Escamilla was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a handgun. Officers later determined that the handgun had been reported stolen out of Rockford.
A show up was conducted and Escamilla was identified as the person who pointed the gun at the victims. Escamilla was charged with the following offenses:
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
Possession of Stolen Firearm
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Winnebago County Burglary Warrant
Winnebago County Failure to Appear Warrant
Escamilla was transported to the Winnebago County Jail where he was lodged.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Escamilla are merely accusations. He is considered innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law