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Rockford PD Release: Police Arrest Two People on Multiple Charges

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On Thursday, July 20, 2023, at approximately 2:40
p.m., Rockford Police SCOPE officers were in the area of Sunnyside Avenue and Richmond Street where they observed a vehicle reported stolen out of Montgomery, Illinois. The vehicle stopped and multiple male subjects exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Two individuals, both 17-year-old males, were located in the 3200 block of Blackstone Avenue and taken into custody. At the same time, SCOPE officers observed a man, later identified as Kalen Watkins, crawl into a window of a residence in the 3200 block of Montrose Avenue. He was taken into custody a short time later. During the investigation, SCOPE officers were able to locate and recover two loaded handguns.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts of the case and authorized
the charges listed below. Watkins was lodged in the County Jail and the juveniles were lodged in
Juvenile Detention.
Kalen Watkins, 18, Rockford Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
Resisting Arrest
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (4 counts)

Juvenile Male, 17, Rockford Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle

Resisting Arrest

Juvenile Male, 17, Rockford Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (2 counts)

Resisting Arrest


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