Two juvenile boys have been charged after law enforcement caught them with burglary tools that were allegedly involved in some Illinois vehicle thefts.

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According to a press release from the Rockford Police Department, early on Tuesday morning (6/4) just after 4 am, officers were in the 800 block of N. Court Street on an unrelated call when they saw six juveniles running from an underground parking garage in the area.

Stolen Vehicles Discovered in the Court Street Parking Garage

Officers pursued the suspects and apprehended two of the juvenile males, one 12-year-old from Rockford, and the other a 14-year-old, also from Rockford. The two boys were released to their parents/guardians following the incident.

During their investigation of the scene in the underground parking garage at 829 N. Court Street, Rockford Police recovered two stolen vehicles, one reported stolen from Rockford, and a second vehicle reported stolen from Rochelle, IL.

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After reviewing the case, the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office will be charging both the 12-year-old and the 14-year-old with possession of burglary tools.

This story is continuing to develop and will be updated as more information becomes available.

ATV Rider Who Crashed While Running from Police Has Been Arrested

The video went viral. It shows the moment when a masked man driving an ATV through the streets of Rockford attempted to run from Rockford PD and was struck by a vehicle when he pulled into oncoming traffic early this week

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Rockford Police said the crash happened on May 2, and it took nearly a month to find and charge the person who was driving the ATV.

24-year-old Xavier Hearns of Rockford has been charged with Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Resisting Arrest, and various traffic citations following the chase and crash in May.

In the press release, Rockford Police said "the charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law."


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