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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 15:35

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Attn:  News Director                                                                      Contact: Chief Eric Higby

October 23, 2013                                                                                         (815) 562-2131

 

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On Thursday September 26th, members of the Rochelle and Sycamore police departments executed a search warrant for child pornography at 5153 S. Wendell Drive.  After analyzing numerous items including computers and digital media, an arrest warrant was obtained for a resident of the aforementioned address. 

 On Saturday, October 19th, officers located Vincent R. Swope at his address and arrested him.  The warrant was for 13 counts of Child Pornography (Class X felony).

  Mr. Swope was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of posting the $250,000 bond.

 

 

Monday, 30 April 2012 13:39

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Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:42

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August 25, 2011                                                                                       (815) 562-2131

 

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On Thursday August 25th at 0231 a.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a 911 call from the Road Ranger located at 1101 N. 7th Street. The caller advised he had been robbed and the offender fled south from the location. The employee advised responding officers that the offender was a male white in his mid 30’s, 180-210 pounds, wearing a red “hoodie”, blue jeans, and sunglasses with a purple bandana. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he exited the store. The employee was not injured in the incident. K9 Don was deployed, and he was able to track the suspect to the area of 1251 Short Court, but the individual was not located.

 

Anyone with information related to this call is encouraged to call the Ogle/Lee Crimestoppers at 1-888-228-4488 (1-888-CAUGHTU), or the Rochelle Police Department at 815-562-2131.

 

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 07:54

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Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

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On Saturday July 19th the Rochelle Police Department responded to 108 South Main, the old Lincoln School property, reference a criminal damage to state supported property complaint. It was discovered that extensive damage was done to the interior of both buildings, as well as several exterior windows being broken. The Illinois State Police asstisted in gathering evidence.  

The Rochelle Police Department urges anyone with information about this crime to call the Ogle-Lee Crime Stoppers at 1-888-228-4488, or the Rochelle Police Department at 1-815-562-2131. 

Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest of subjects responsible for the crime, and is completely anonymous. 

 

 

 

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:36

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August 19, 2011                                                                                                           (815) 562-2131

 

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On Monday August 8th at 0406 a.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a call from the Baymont Inn. The caller advised he had been robbed at gunpoint and tied up by two subjects wearing all black. The caller said the two offenders were African American, and one of them displayed a silver handgun. The caller also said the offenders wore masks and left the scene on foot. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the scene.

 

Anyone with information related to this call is encouraged to call the Ogle/Lee Crimestoppers at 1-888-228-4488 (1-888-CAUGHTU), or the Rochelle Police Department at 815-562-2131.

 

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:34

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August 19, 2011

 

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On Sunday July 24th, at 2:24 a.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a call about a burglary in progress at the Butterfly restaurant. When officers arrived on scene, a male subject exiting the restaurant with a cash register was taken into custody. The male subject, Jeremiah J. Burgess, 27, of Peoria, was also wanted on a Peoria County warrant for failing to appear for an obstructing justice charge.

 

After further investigation, Mr. Burgess was charged with burglary (class 2 felony) for this case. He was also with burglary (class 2 felony) for case 11-7810 which occurred at the Rochelle Country Club on July 21st, 2011. He was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:30

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August 19, 2011                                                                                                           (815) 562-2131

 

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Follow up investigations: 11-7125, 11-7160, 11-7514, 11-7529, 11-7236, 11-7428,

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On Saturday July 23rd, at 11:39 p.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a burglary alarm call at Arby’s. Responding officers observed broken glass at the scene and a short time later a male was detained on S. Main Street near Avenue E. Upon further investigation the male subject, Chancellor J. Terrell, 19, Aurora, was arrested and charged with burglary (class 2 felony) as a result of this call.

 

In addition, Mr. Terrell was also charged with seven other burglaries (class 2 felonies) that have occurred during the past several weeks. The locations of these burglaries are as follows: Rochelle Country Club (070511), Dairy Queen (070611, and 071411), T-Byrds (070811) Ogle County Health Department (071211), Olive Branch (071211) and Salon 22 (071411).

 

He was transported to the Ogle County Jail in lieu of bond.

 

All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:30

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August 19, 2011                                                                                                           (815) 562-2131

 

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On Thursday July 21st, at 6:26 a.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a 911 call from a residence at 800 Treatment Plant Road. The caller stated that there was a male subject hanging from a tree near lot #17. Officers arrived and located a deceased adult male that was hanging from a tree.

 

At this time the identity of the male is not being released. The Rochelle Police Department was assisted by the Rochelle Fire Department, the Ogle County Coroner’s Office and the Crime Scene Services Division of the Illinois State Police.

 

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:29

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August 19, 2011                                                                                       (815) 562-2131

 

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On Friday July 15th, at 4:58 p.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a call of a body floating in the water at the quarry located behind Do it Best Hardware. When officers arrived a deceased subject was located in the water. The subject was later identified as Jason S. Spohn, 36, of Rochelle. The Rochelle Police Department was assisted by the Rochelle Fire Department, The Ogle County Coroner’s Office, and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services.

 

On Monday July 18th an autopsy was conducted, and the preliminary cause of death was found to be drowning, pending the toxicology results. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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