On Saturday, July 15, 2017 at around 2:15 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department were on patrol when they observed a vehicle pull into the parking lot in the 900 block of Acorn Street. Officers observed the driver to be 20-year-old Rockford resident, Michael Blue. Officers learned that Blue was on parole and did not have a valid driver’s license. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found him to be in possession of a firearm. Blue was taken into custody without incident. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office was authorized the following charges:
Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
No Valid Driver’s License
Blue was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Blue are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.