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Rockford Scanner : Juvenile arrested, Police seize another firearm. Great Job RPD!

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Rockford PD Release:


Rockford Juvenile Charged with Multiple Weapon Offenses 

ROCKFORD, IL – On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Rockford Police SCOPE officers were on patrol in 
the 300 block of Cameron Avenue when they observed two juvenile males standing in front of an 
apartment building. As the squad vehicle continued to drive down the street, one of the juveniles 
ran off. After a brief foot pursuit, the 14-year-old juvenile was taken into custody and lodged in 
Juvenile Detention. SCOPE officers also located and recovered a loaded .22 rifle on his person. A 
photo of the weapon is on the second page of this release.
After a review of the facts of the case, The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office 
authorized the following charges: 
Juvenile Male, 14, Rockford Resisting Arrest
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (4 counts)
As with any and all investigations, there may be further charges and arrests.
The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven 
guilty in a court of law.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any incidents, please contact the Rockford 
Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook (@RockfordIllinoisPoliceDepartment) or on 
Twitter (@RockfordPD). 
To submit an anonymous tip, text the word RPDTIP and your tip to 847411 or get the Rockford PD 
App in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford 
Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.




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