Rockford man arrested after someone else pees on 911 call center

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police arrested 21-year-old Ariel Perez on Sunday after a scuffle with officers.

According to police, around 6:30 p.m. a person was arrested for urinating on the city’s 911 Call Center at 204 S. 1st Street. During that arrest, protesters from City Hall, including Perez, approached them.

According to police, protesters then began ringing the doorbell and trying to gain entry to the building.

Officers then attempted to arrest Perez, and after a brief struggle, he was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Felony Resisting Arrest.

Perez was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. He faced a judge on Monday, his bond was set at $25,000. He’s due back in court on February 10th.

He was previously arrested on Criminal Trespass charges following a protest in October 2020.


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