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Rockford Scanner™: Police Conduct A Traffic Stop, Arrest A Suspect That Had A Loaded Shotgun With a Defaced Serial Number



On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m.,
Rockford Police SCOPE officers conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of S. New Towne Drive.

The passenger, Demarice Smith-Brown, had multiple outstanding warrants and was taken into
custody without incident.

During the investigation, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded shotgun with a defaced serial number.

After a review of the facts of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized
the charge listed below.

Demarice Smith-Brown, 20, Rockford
Possession of a Stolen Firearm

Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Serial No.


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