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Rockford prostitution sting nets 10

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Ten People were arrested Sunday during an undercover prostitution operation. Police say seven vehicles were impounded, substances believed to be heroin and cocaine were found on one suspect, and a loaded…

Police investigate Rockford gun offenses

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department is investigating two separate incidents involving  firearms that occurred over the weekend. At around 3:45 a.m., Monday, a 30-year-old man told officers he was unloading a truck…

Suspects in Rockford homicide post bond

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Two men charged in the death of a Rockford rapper have posted bond.  William Arzate, 22, of Rockford, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, and single counts of concealment of a…

Arrests made in weekend incidents

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Seven people were arrested in Rockford and charged with various between Friday, July 19 and Sunday, July 21.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., Friday,  Rockford Police SCOPE officers conducted a traffic stop at…

Police investigate Rockford home invasion

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are searching for a 21-year-old man they say committed a home invasion early Thursday.  According to a release from Public Information Officer Christie…

Woman wounded in Rockford shooting

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A 39-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday after being shot in the area of Broadway and 24th Street.  Rockford Police Public Information Officer Christie Castillo said patrol officers…

9 arrested in Rockford sex-trade sting

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford Police Department, on Friday, announced that nine people were arrested in an undercover prostitution sting. The sting occurred Thursday in the city of Rockford.  "The operation is part of the…

Rockford sexual assault suspect in custody

Staff Report ROCKFORD - A Rockford man was arrested Wednesday and charged with several sex charges involving a minor.  Saul Colin, 31, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, four counts of criminal sexual assault and two…