Another Prostitution Sting in Rockford





On October 26, 2016, members of the Rockford Police Department and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police conducted a joint prostitution investigation in the area of 7th Street and 12th Avenue, and other locations throughout the city. As a result of this investigation, the following subjects were arrested:

Rebecca Zeller, 30, Dekalb, IL
Charge: Soliciting Rides on a Roadway

Haley Brink, 24, Dekalb, IL
Charge: Prostitution

Rachel Koper, 33, Rockford, IL
Charge: Soliciting Rides on a Roadway/Resisting a Police Officer

Misti Teston, 35, Rockford, IL
Charge: Prostitution/Winnebago County Contempt of Court warrant

Corine Medders, 53, Rockford, IL
Charge: Prostitution

Teah Gates, 19, Rockford, IL
Charge: Soliciting rides on a Roadway

Michael Haldiman, 47, Monroe, WI
Charge: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Jeffrey Rauber, 39, Caledonia
Charge: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Christopher Paulsen, 25, Clare, IL
Charge: Solicitation of a Sex Act

Michael Salazar, 25, Belvidere
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Possession of Cannabis

Patrick Jones, 60, Rockford
Charge: Winnebago County warrant for Promoting Prostitution

All subjects were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

Koper was issued a notice to appear. Photos of Teston and Koper were not available at the time of this press release. Jones was arrested during the early morning hours of October 27, 2016.

This is an on-going investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.






Cops Catch Creepy Clown



The great creepy clown panic of 2016 may have hit its crescendo as police in Kentucky have managed to arrest a man allegedly in the midst of frightening an apartment complex.

The incident happened in the city of Middlesboro early Friday morning when cops say they spotted the clown lurking in a wooded area near the homes.

According to the arresting officer, the now-hunted harlequin attempted to escape the scene, but police successfully stopped him and took him into custody.

Upon being unmasked, the clown was revealed to be a 20-year-old man named Jonathan Martin who looks far less menacing without his disguise.

He now faces charges of disorderly conduct and wearing a mask in a public place as well as forever being known as the creepy clown who got caught.

And while Martin is due his day in court, kudos should be given to the courageous cop who found himself forced to chase down a phantom clown and got the job done.

Faced with the same scenario, most of us would have run in the other direction.

Coming at the end of the fourth week of panic sweeping the south, the arrest should dissuade other aspiring creepy clowns from picking up the hobby and hopefully send the haunting harlequins back into our collective unconscious until they return to menace us in the future.

Source: BBC News