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Three Rockford Teenagers Arrested for Stealing Car, Fourth at Large

Two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old accused of stealing car out of Freeport.

ROCKFORD - Two 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old have been arrested for allegedly stealing a car out of Freeport, while police search for a fourth suspect.

Rockford Police were tipped off by Freeport authorities and located the car Tuesday afternoon in the area of Broadway and 9th Street. When they tried to pull it over, the suspects fled. Police followed them until they crashed in a yard in the 2300 block of 18th Avenue.

The suspects then fled on foot; three were apprehended a short time later, a fourth got away.

The apprehended suspects were identified as Tre'Quan Stamper-Ashford, 18, Darel Harrison Jr., 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old male, all Rockford residents.

The fourth suspect has not been identified.

Stamper-Ashford and Harrison are charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, and resisting police. The juvenile is charged with unlawful use of weapons by a gang member, unlawful possession of a firearm, no FOID card, criminal trespass to a vehicle and resisting police.

Anyone with information on the suspect at large is asked to call Rockford Police at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867.


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