Rockford Man Arrested, Found to Have $10,000 in Stolen Property


Winnebago County deputies arrest a Rockford man allegedly in possession of tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property.

Authorities say they pulled Scott Burton, 51, over Thursday for a traffic violation after conducting surveillance on him for suspicion of burglary. After taking him into custody, police investigated and determined he had burglarized a storage unit at 4902 Stenstrom Road in Rockford.

Detectives cleared four other burglaries they believe Burton to be responsible for, recovering $10,000 worth of stolen property.

Burton is charged with burglary, possession of stolen property and driving while license suspended.

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