On 08/20/17 at approximately 1311 hours Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 7000 block of North Route 251. The offending vehicle, a black 1996 Dodge Ram, began to flee. After a pursuit through areas of Winnebago County, and with assistance of Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Illinois State Police, the vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Blackhawk Road and 20th Street.
The Driver, Craig M. Wenzel, 30, of Rockford, was arrested for Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Driving While License Revoked, and for a Winnebago County warrant for Driving While License Revoked. Wenzel was also cited for Speeding and Use of Electronic Communication Device.
Just before 2 pm today several RS fans said there was a high speed police chase near the airport. Some said the chase originated in Ogle County. Numerous officers were involved. Suspect was finally caught near Blackhawk and 20. Video posted on our FB page