Robbery Arrest: Boone County Man Arrested on Robbery Charges, and Stolen Property


From the Boone County Sheriffs Department
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a subject on multiple burglary and theft charges.

Adam Jackson, 44 years old, of Rockford Illinois, was charged with three counts of Burglary (Class 2 Felony) and one count of Theft (Class 3 Felony). Jackson remains in the Boone County Jail on a $150,000.00 (10%) Bond.

Jackson is believed to be responsible for three burglaries to the Farm & Fleet Store, 6674 Logan Avenue, Belvidere. The break-ins occurred on January 9th, January 26th and February 5th, 2018.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Jackson at his residence located in the 300 block of Bremer Street, Rockford. Detectives recovered stolen property, including a motorcycle reported stolen from Rockford, at Jackson’s residence. The investigation continues and additional charges are possible.

A Class 2 Felony is punishable by Three (3) to Seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A Class 3 Felony is punishable by Two (2) to Five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime, suspicious activity or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at
815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Rockford Resident Charged with Allegedly Sexually Assaulting a Minor


From Rockford Police Department

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Rockford Police Department received information regarding the sexual assault of a juvenile at a residence in the 900 block of Sanford Avenue.

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the report. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, Juan Meza.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at about 4:30 p.m. officers and detectives from the Rockford Police Department located Meza and took him into custody without incident. Meza was later lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond. A photo of Meza is attached.

ARRESTED: Juan Meza 48-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGE: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (victim under 13)
BOND: $10,000 / 10%

The charges against Juan Meza are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

Due to the victim’s age and the nature of the incident no further information is available at this time.

Rockford Scanner™: Two Ambulances Dispatched To An Accident in Rockford, Avoid The Area


UPDATE: Source said a vehicle hit at least one motorcyclist, possibly two. Then fled the scene. Police are reported to be searching for the vehicle.

It is not yet known what the vehicle description is. When RPD releases information, we will update this. 


Around 2 am this morning, emergency personnel were en route to an accident with injuries in Rockford.

It happened in the area of Auburn and Royal. 

Injuries were being reported. unknown on the severity of the injuries. 

Two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. 

Details are minimal right now.  Avoid the area.