Rockford Scanner™: Two police officers injured during a police chase in Rockford




Rockford police just release information on an incident that happened over the weekend that injured two police officers.

It happened Saturday night just before 7 PM, Rockford police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage and speeding near N. Central Ave. and W. Jefferson St.

A Rockford police K-9 unit then conducted a check of the vehicle, which alerted officers to possible narcotics. The suspect was later identified as 32-year-old Deangelo Statam who fled on foot.

After a brief foot chase and a scuffle with the Rockford Police Department, he was taken into custody in the 200 block of N. Central Ave.

During the foot chase he discarded an item,  and the Rockford police were able to recover it and contain a substance believed to be crack cocaine.

During the incident two officers were injured and treated at a local hospital.

 





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