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City of Rockford Illinois Police Department
Thursday June 23rd, 2011 :: 02:38 p.m. CDT

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Attempted Residential Burglaries and Burglaries far east side of Rockford and Scam Alerts.

During the past 3 weeks there have been 13 attempted residential burglaries and burglaries to residences in the area of Newburg Road to the south, Bell School Road to the east, Springcreek Road to the north and 20th Street to the west. These burglaries are occurring between the hours of 10:30pm - 3:30am. The point of entry is by kicking the front door open. There have been times when the suspect knocks or rings the doorbell prior to kicking the door. Property taken has been jewelry, money, and alcohol. Residents are being asked to report any suspicious acitivy to the Police immediately. For further infomation on the burglary investigations please contact Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark at 815-967-6976.

Also, this is Scam Season. Several different types of scams have come to the attention of the Rockford Police Department. Individuals are soliciting money from residents on the premise that it will be used for cab fare or gas money. In some cases children are being used to solicit money for camps. Residents are reminded that any business solcitation in the City of Rockford requires a permit and photo identification. There are also several individuals seeking work doing storm damage repairs, tuck pointing or other home repairs. Residents are reminded to seek references on people doing home repair work or contact the Better Business Bureau. For those individuals seeking money for cab fare or gas money offer to and/or call the police to investigate these claims.

Address/Location
City of Rockford Illinois Police Department
557 S Newtowne Dr
Rockford, IL 61108

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 815-966-2900

Patrick Hoey
Field Services Bureau-Community Services Unit
patrick.hoey@rockfordil.gov
815-987-5041

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