If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 866-847-7669 (866-TIPS-NOW).  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest. 

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MURDER INVESTIGATION
July 29, 2020

STATUS: OPEN

WANTED – MURDER INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to locate the male subjects depicted in these photographs as part of a Murder investigation.  The suspects were last seen fleeing the area eastbound on Galena Avenue in the depicted Chevrolet Uplander minivan.  The offense occurred on 7-29-2020 at approximately 8:10 PM at the Townhouse Motel located at 1156 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport. 

If anyone has information about this crime or the current whereabouts of the suspects and/or vehicle they should contact the nearest law enforcement agency as quickly as possible.  The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Information can also be reported anonymously to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-11281.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
June 22, 2020

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the male subject depicted in these photographs as part of a Retail Theft investigation.  The suspect was last seen fleeing the area in a white 4-door sedan.  The offense occurred on 6-22-2020 at approximately 10:30 AM at the Walgreens store located at 1732 S. West Avenue in Freeport. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-9060.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
June 20, 2020

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the female subject depicted in these photographs as part of a Retail Theft investigation.  The offense occurred on 6-20-2020 at approximately 9:45 AM at the Walgreens store located at 1732 S. West Avenue in Freeport.  The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-8929.

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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Armed Robbery
April 15, 2020

STATUS: OPEN
ARMED ROBBERY - MOBIL GAS STATION - 1220 W. GALENA AVENUE 
 
On 4-15-2020 at approximately 10:35 PM, the Mobil gas station located at 1220 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport was robbed at gunpoint by two (2) Black male suspects who were both wearing masks and gloves.  A customer inside the gas station at the time was also robbed.  After the robbery both suspects fled on foot northbound from the gas station.  
 
If anyone has any information about this unsolved crime please contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com, on the P-3 Tips mobile app, or by telephone to: 1-866-TIPS-NOW,   Tipsters to Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
 
The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is 20-5454.
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THEFT INVESTIGATION
January 09, 2020

STATUS: OPEN

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the subject depicted in these photographs as part of a Theft investigation.  The offense occurred on 1-9-2020 at approximately 12:42 PM at Cub Foods located at 1512 S. West Avenue in Freeport. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-499.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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Retail Theft Investigation
January 06, 2020

STATUS: OPEN
The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the subjects depicted in the surveillance photos in connection with a Retail Theft that occurred at a Retail Store in Freeport on 1/6/20. If you can identify the subjects, please contact Stateline Area Crime Stoppers. Tipsters to Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 
(Any person depicted in this post is presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
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Theft
November 25, 2019

On 11/21/19 at 12:25pm a white female used a stolen debit card to purchase a Vanilla Visa Gift Card for $400.00 at GameStop in Freeport, IL.  The suspect is associated with the van that's also pictured.  Anyone with information on the suspect or van can contact the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office at 815-235-8252 or annoymously at Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 1-866TIPSNOW or 1-866-847-7669.

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Theft Investigation
November 14, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

UPDATE 11-20-19 - SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the male subject depicted in these photographs as part of a theft investigation.  The offense occurred on 11-14-19 at approximately 8:00 PM at the Circle K gas station located at 838 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport.  The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 19-22336.

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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Theft Investigation
August 16, 2019

The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the subject depicted in the surveillance photo in connection with a Theft that occurred at the Freeport Public Library on 8/16/19. If you can identify the subject, please contact Stateline Area Crimestoppers. Tipsters to Crimestoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crimestoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 
(Any person depicted in this post is presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
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Retail Theft Investigation
August 08, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
 
The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the subject depicted in the surveillance photos in connection with a retail theft that occurred at a retail store in Freeport on 8/8/19. The suspect fled the store and left the parking lot in a yellow Nissan Xterra SUV. If you can identify the suspect, please contact Stateline Area Crimestoppers. Tipsters to Stateline Area Crimestoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crimestoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 
(Any person depicted in this post is presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
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Theft Investigation 19-14779
July 31, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
 
The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the subject depicted in the surveillance photos in connection with a theft of shipping containers that occurred at a gas station in Freeport on 7/31/19. The suspect vehicle is also depicted in the photos and is believed to be a dark colored Dodge Caravan. If you can identify the suspect please contact Stateline Area Crime Stoppers. Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.00!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crimestoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected  to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 
(Any person or persons depicted in this posting are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
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Retail Theft Investigation
July 08, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the depicted subject in connection with a retail theft that occurred at Walmart on June 15th, 2019 at approximately 11:00 AM.  If you can identify the depicted subject please contact Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW, or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 

(Any person or persons depicted in this posting are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

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Armed Robbery Investigation
April 07, 2019

ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION

On April 7th, 2019, at approximately 4:25 PM, the depicted male suspect entered the BP gas station located at 342 N. Park Boulevard in Freeport, produced a black semi-automatic pistol, and demanded cash.  The suspect was not given any cash, but fled from the gas station with a package of Newport cigarettes.  The depicted male suspect was last seen running southbound on Park Boulevard.

If you can identify the suspect or have any information about this crime please contact Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000!

Anonymous tips can be submitted on the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers P3 Mobile phone app, online at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com, or by telephone at 866-847-7669 (TIPSNOW). 

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 19-6361. 

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Retail Theft Case 19-5931
April 01, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying the depicted subject in connection with a retail theft that occurred at the Cub Foods grocery store on April 1st, 2109 at approximately 4:00 PM.  If you can identify the depicted subject please contact Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000!
 
Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can be submitted by using the "submit a tip" button connected to this post, by telephone to: 1-866-TIPSNOW, or by using the P3 mobile phone app.
 

(Any person or persons depicted in this posting are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

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Retail Theft Case 19-4171
March 06, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
The Freeport Police Department is investigating a Retail Theft incident that occurred on 2/27/19.  The suspect was described as a stocky black male wearing a dark colored stocking cap, gray sweat shirt, gray sweat pants and a light colored pair of Nike Air Monarch shoes.
 
Any information on this incident can be directed to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers (866) 847-7669 or to Freeport Police Department Detective Sgt. Chris Shenberger (815) 235-8231.
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Counterfeit $100 bills
February 24, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED

COUNTERFEIT $100 BILLS

 

UPDATE:  The male and female suspects have been identified.

 

The Freeport Police Department needs assistance identifying two subjects as part of an on-going investigation involving counterfeit $100 bills.

 

On Sunday February 24th, numerous counterfeit $100 bills were presented for payment at fifteen (15) different businesses located along South West Avenue and along West South Street in Freeport.  Video surveillance footage is still being analyzed, but right now it is believed that the two subjects described below were working together to perpetrate this fraud. 

 

Subject #1 – A short heavy-set White female with long straight auburn colored hair wearing a black Adidas jacket and dark gray yoga pants.  Female subject was carrying a white wristlet style purse.

 

Subject #2 – A tall thin Black male with long dreadlocks wearing a black stocking cap, gray sweatshirt with white hood strings, dark color pants, and tan work boots. 

 

It is believed that these two subjects were using a newer model gray or silver Hyundai Tucson SUV, and one witness described a dent  located in the area of the front passenger side wheel well. 

 

The majority of the counterfeit bills involved in this case were serial number: FF92727388B, and there were two bills with serial number: HB86930870G. 

 

Additional information and images may be added at a later time as more video surveillance is obtained. 

 

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Freeport Police Department Detective Bureau at 815-235-8226, or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers on the P3 mobile phone app, on the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers website, and by using the “Submit a Tip” button on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. 

 

(Any person or persons depicted in this posting are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

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Counterfeit $100.00 bills
February 15, 2019

STATUS: OPEN

On 2/15/19, the Freeport Police Department investigated two incidents where individuals passed counterfeit $100.00 bills (serial HB86930870G) at food establishments in Freeport. The first incident occurred at 4:26 PM. The suspect, a 5'4" tall black female with a thin build, pink hair and pink nails presented what was later to be determined as a "washed" $10.00 bill. The female ordered $9.06 worth of food, received change and left without claiming the food order. The female entered a maroon Dodge Caravan with Minnesota registration BEH977. It was later determined that this van was rented from Enterprise at 5950 N Western, Chicago.

The second incident occurred at 8:13 PM. This time, a white male with short dark hair and a thin beard entered with a heavy set white female who had her hair in a pony tail. The couple ordered $15.82 worth of food and received change. The $100.00 that was presented had the same serial number as the other bill. The couple received their change and food order and left (transportation unknown).

 



Residential Burglaries on December 19, 2018
December 20, 2018

STATUS: SOLVED
On December 19, 2018 the Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office responded to a burglary in the 7000 block of RT 73 North near Lena, IL.  Entry was made into the residence and most of the Christmas Gifts were taken from the residence.
 
Also on December 19, 2018 the Sheriff's Office also responded to the 12000 W. Raders Rd. near Pearl City, IL for another residence that entry was made into.  The Christmas Gifts were also taken.
 
Anyone with information concerning these, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 866-847-7669.  If you see anything suspicious at any time, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff's at 815-235-8252 Ext 7 for dispatch or call 911.
 
 


Beaver Rd Burglaries
January 17, 2017

Stephenson  County Sheriff`s Office

On January 15, 2017, the Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office responded to a burglary in the 5000 block of Beaver Rd near Freeport, IL.  Entry was made into the residence by unknown subjects and the following items were taken.

1) Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun

2) Savage Arms .223 Rifle

3) Samsung 50 inch flat screen TV

4) Remington 12 gauge shotgun

 

Anyone with information concerning this burglary, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 866-847-7669.

Story given by the Rockford Register Star about Stephenson County Crimestop was inaccurate and a correction was asked of the Rockford Register Star.



RT 75 Burglaries
July 27, 2016

STEPHENSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

 

     On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of Burglaries and Thefts from several garages and sheds including a Burglary to and Theft from the Lancaster Township Garage located at 587 Illinois Route 75 North, Freeport, Illinois.  These burglaries occurred between the night of the 25th of July, 2016, and the early morning hours of the 26th of July, 2016.  Entry was gained through numerous mean: unlocked doors, or forced entry through doors or windows.  Items taken were the following:

 

Generator

Pole Saw

Chain Saw

 

     The above items were taken from the Lancaster Township Garage.  It appeared that no items were taken from the garages and sheds, except for the Lancaster Township Garage.  There were a total of six (6) burglaries (including the Lancaster Township Garage), five (5) of them were all within a quarter mile south of the Lancaster Township Garage and along the Illinois Route 75 North corridor.  The sixth was in the area of River Road and Hillcrest Road (in the 700 block of Hillcrest Road) which is 1.4 miles further south and east by way of road travel.  

 

       Anyone with information concerning these burglaries, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 866-847-7669.



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