In response to an increase in burglaries over the last month, Loves Park Police Department has added extra patrols. As a result of patrol activities, 9 juveniles and 4 adults have been charged with a variety of crimes.
In all, there were 9 charges of residential burglary, 4 charges of vehicle burglary, 2 charges of home invasion, 6 charges of possession of stolen vehicle, 1 charge of possession of stolen property, 3 charges of auto theft, 3 charges of criminal damage to property, 1 charge of contributing to the criminal delinquency of a juvenile, 2 charges resisting arrest and 1 charge of aggravated battery, as well as traffic and curfew charges.
All of the defendants were lodged in jail, or juvenile detention, with the exception of 1 juvenile, who was released to parents.
Investigations included arrests of the following four adults:
Jonathan C. Rheinschmidt (33) of Machesney Park was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, contributing to the criminal delinquency of a juvenile and resisting arrest on August 29.
Paul Thrist (19) of Rockford was charged with one count of residential burglary on August 31.
Korrie M. Burnell (18) of Rockford was charged with one count of residential burglary on September 6.
Jared L. Carder (18) of Loves Park was charged with two counts of residential burglary and one count of burglary on September 7.
Residents are urged to turn on outside lighting at night, as well as remove valuables from their cars, lock vehicle doors and close garage doors, especially at night.
In addition, residents are asked to report suspicious activity by calling 815-282-2600. If a resident thinks a crime is occurring, or about to occur, they should call 911.
Criminal charges are merely allegations and defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a court of law.