Rockford Scanner™: Two men arrested for drugs and running from police




 

Two Rockford men face drug charges following an attempted traffic stop. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approximately 11:30 PM the Rockford police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Harrison Avenue near 11th St.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at South Main but the driver fled from the officers. The vehicle eventually stopped on Clifton Ave. near Blackhawk Avenue. A passenger later identified as Jerome Garrett (31 years old) Got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later.

The driver 39-year-old Charles Lewis stayed with the vehicle and was also taken into custody.

During the investigations officers recovered a plastic bag containing more than 40 pills believed to be ecstasy. Several white rocks believed to be cocaine and a small amount of marijuana and cash.

The Winnebago County states Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorize the charges below:

Jerome Gary: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Charles Lewis: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, fleeing to elude

Lewis also faces several other traffic charges and a citation for the marijuana. Garrett and Lewis were lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against these two men are merely accusations are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Possible Structure Fire in Rockford/Loves Park




Sources are reporting a possible structure fire

It happened just before 10 pm in the 5700 block of Forest Hills rd.

Reports of smoke coming from the back of the building.

Several emergency personnel are en route. Still developing.

UPDATE: Situation under control, possible food on the stove.





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