Elderly Man Arrested for Arson at Rockford Motel


An arrest is made following a fire at the Rockford Motel earlier this month.

Witold Konopka is charged with aggravated arson.

The fire he allegedly started on the morning of Sunday, November 8th caused an estimated $35,000 in damages to the motel, located at 3851 11th Street. The fire was contained to just one room.

Konopka is being held at the Winnebago County Justice Center.

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