On Thursday, February 16, 2017, shortly after 7:30 p.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to Doughboy’s Donuts, 3330 11th Street, in reference to an armed robbery. When they arrived officers learned that a white male suspect wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and armed with a crow bar, entered the residence and demanded money from a male employee. The suspect then fled the business after obtaining an undisclosed amount of currency.
During the early morning hours of Friday, February 17, 2017, shortly after 3:00 a.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the Grant Park Tavern, 3015 Kishwaukee Street, in reference to a burglary. When they arrived officers discovered entry had been forced into the business and an unknown amount of currency had been taken from the cash register and other locations inside. Officers reviewed the video from the surveillance cameras and were able to obtain a suspect description.
During the on-scene investigation officers located a subject, who closely matched the suspect on the video, in the area of the business. That subject, later identified as 43-year-old Jeremy Keckler, was taken into custody without incident.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department Financial & Property Crimes Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into these two incidents. As a result Keckler was arrested and charged with the following:
ARRESTED: Jeremy Keckler 43 years old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Armed Robbery (Doughboy’s Donuts)
Burglary (Grant Park Tavern)
Keckler was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond. A photo of Keckler is attached.
The charges against Keckler are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Keckler is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Officers responded to the Doughboys business at 3330 11th st in reference to an Armed Robbery. A white male in a black Everlast hooded sweatshirt went behind the counter and held a tire iron up to the employee and demanded money. The suspect took an unknown amount of USC from the register and ran eastbound behind the business.
Suspect-White Male-Late 20’s early 30’s-Wearing a black “Everlast” hooded sweatshirt-5’10 200lbs