On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at approximately 3:36 a.m., Rockford Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers learned a door to the residence had been forced open.
Responding officers encountered a suspect running from the residence. The officers chased the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Andrew Grigsby of Rockford, and apprehended him in the 1200 block of Arthur Avenue.
Grigsby was charged with Residential Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, and Resisting a Police Officer.
The charges against Grigsby are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
No further information is available at this time. Additional information may be released at a later date.
On 4-12-2017 at approximately 3:36 AM Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to 1203 Sherman Avenue reference to a residential alarm. Upon arrival officers located a subject at the side door of the residence which had been forced open. Officers attempted to stop the subject however he fled on foot. After checking the area, the subject was located hiding in a nearby backyard and was taken into custody without incident. Officers checked the interior of 1203 Sherman Av. with the homeowner who was home at the time of the Attempted Residential Burglary and heard the door being forced open. The homeowner advised nothing appeared to be disturbed or missing. The subject was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.