Two teenage boys fled from Rockford Police on April Fools Day after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle where guns were also recovered.

Just before 11 pm on April 1, Rockford PD said their SCOPE team observed a vehicle that had recently been reported stolen from out of Kane County and were able to disable it near 8th Street and 3rd Avenue.

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Once the vehicle came to a stop, both of the occupants fled but were apprehended a short time later when Rockford PD utilized the K9 to locate the suspects. One male suspect was bitten by the K9 and taken to a hospital, according to the press release.

While at the hospital being treated for his injuries, the suspect also reportedly kicked a police officer several times.

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During a search of the suspect's vehicle, Rockford Police were also able to recover a loaded handgun

Two 17-year-old boys from Rockford now face multiple charges after the incident:

  • Male Juvenile, 17
    • Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle
    • Resisting Arrest Aggravated
    • Battery to Police
    • Outstanding Juvenile Custody Warrant
  • Male Juvenile, 17
    • Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle
    • Resisting Arrest

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

Both of the 17 year-old male suspects were still lodged in Winnebago Juvenile Detention at the time this story was published.

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