If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 866-847-7669 (866-TIPS-NOW).  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest. 

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ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY
August 11, 2022

STATUS: SOLVED

UPDATE 8-17-22 - BOTH SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.  THANK YOU TO THE TIPSTER WHO PROVIDED THE INFORMATION!

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The individuals in the pictures below are persons of interest relating to a matter under investigation by the Freeport Police Department.  The incident occurred at the Farm & Fleet store located at 1755 S. West Avenue in Freeport on 8-11-22 at approximately 4:47pm. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 22-12805.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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Vandalism
July 18, 2022

On July 14, 2022 at about 8:17am, the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office received a report of vandalism that had occurred overnight at the Cedarville Baptist Church on Cedarville Rd. East of Cedarville.  Deputies learned that sometime overnight that unknown persons spray painted on two portions of the church (See photo's below *Warning explicit language*).  The Stephenson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying any suspects that had been involved.
 
Please call the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-847-7669 or the Stephenson County Sheriff's Office at 815-235-8252 if you have any information about this case.
 
 
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Counterfeit $100 Bills
May 17, 2022

STATUS: OPEN

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subject in connection with an investigation into counterfeit currency.  The depicted subject was captured on video surveillance at the Royal Liquor store located at 306 N. Park Boulevard in Freeport on 5-17-22 at approximately 7:27pm. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 22-7479.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY
March 24, 2022

STATUS: CLOSED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

UPDATE:  SUBJECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS OF 4-19-22 @ 7:43AM.   

The individual in the pictures below is a person of interest relating to a matter under investigation by the Freeport Police Department.  The incident occurred at the Walmart store located at 2545 IL. Rte. 26 South in Freeport on 3-24-22 at approximately 4:50pm. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 22-4173.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION
March 19, 2022

STATUS: OPEN

SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subject in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred in the area of Pleasant Street and Galena Avenue in Freeport on Saturday March 19th, 2022 at approximately 2:22pm.  Video links of the subject in question are below.  

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 22-3832.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
January 03, 2022

STATUS: OPEN

BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subject in connection with a Burglary that occurred at the 4 Seasons gaming lounge located at 1100 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport on 1-3-22 at approximately 2:00am. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 22-95.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION
December 23, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subjects in connection with an Armed Robbery that occurred at the Burger King restaurant located at 1830 S. West Avenue in Freeport on 12-23-21 at approximately 11:20pm. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 21-19836.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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CREDIT CARD FRAUD
October 26, 2021

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY - CREDIT CARD FRAUD

UPDATE:  Suspects have been identified.

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify three (3) depicted subjects as part of a Credit Card Fraud investigation.  The offense occurred on 10-26-21 at approximately 4:00 PM at the Menard's store located at 2755 Illinois Route 26 South in Freeport.   

Subject #1 is an unknown White female with blonde hair wearing a gray Green Bay Packers sweatshirt.

Subject #2 is an unknown White male with beard wearing a Puma baseball cap and a red t-shirt with white lettering on it.  The t-shirt appears to have the name of an unknown law firm on it along with the logo of a soccer ball.

Subject #3 is an unknown White male wearing a black Addidas ball cap, blue surgical mask, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, coyote brown pants, and has a black walking boot on his right foot.  Subject #3 made the purchases in question and assisted Subjects #1 and #2 with loading items into the below described vehicle.  Subject #3 may be affiliated with a business known as "Foerster Remodeling".

The subjects we are seeking to identify loaded merchandise into an older model blue single-cab Ford F-250 which had an Illinois D-truck registration plate on it that did not belong to the vehicle in question.  The Ford F-250 has a Powerstroke decal on the center of the rear window, a partially torn decal on the left rear fender, and three unknown decals above the Ford logo on the right side of the tailgate (see images).   The subject vehicle also has the following wrote in white on the driver's side window "21 86770  10-25-21  A69  MC1495".  

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 21-18665.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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ARMED ROBBERY
July 11, 2021

STATUS: SOLVED
ARMED ROBBERY INVESTIGATION
 
UPDATE 7-30-21 - SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND THE ISSUANCE OF ARREST WARRANTS IS IMMINENT.
 
The Freeport Police Department is investigating an Armed Robbery incident that occurred at the Shell Express gas station located at 1736 S. West Avenue in Freeport on Sunday July 11th, 2021 at approximately 11:58pm.  Images of the depicted suspect were obtained from store's video surveillance cameras.  The suspect is a Black male, approximately 5'08" tall with a thin build.  
 
The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and left the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last observed running westbound from the store and should be considered armed & dangerous.
 
If anyone has any information about this crime please contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
 
The FPD case number for this investigation is 21-10341.
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Catalytic Converter Thefts
June 24, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
Catalytic Converter Thefts
 
The Freeport Police Department is asking for the public's help with an investigation into several thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Freeport.  The incidents have have occurred between the middle of May 2021 and June 24, 2021.  In order for a suspect to remove a catalytic converter from a vehicle, they would have to position themselves underneath the vehicle to cut it off.  If anyone sees suspicious activity regarding an in progress theft please dial 9-1-1. Below is a picture of a catalytic converter should you observe someone carrying this type of item under suspicious circumstances. 
 

If anyone has any information about these crimes please contact the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222, or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.  Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can also be submitted online at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com or on the P-3 mobile app.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. 

 

Stateline Area Crime Stoppers is the official Crime Stoppers organization of Freeport and Stephenson County.

 
The FPD case numbers for this investigation are: 21-7408, 21-7920, and 21-9156.
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HIT & RUN INVESTIGATION
June 04, 2021

HIT & RUN INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is asking for the public's help with an investigation into a Hit & Run traffic crash that occurred in the area of Youngs Lane and West Avenue (Il. Rte. 26) in Freeport at approximately 1:18pm on Friday June 4th, 2021.  In this incident, two pedestrians, an 18 year-old male and a 20 year-old male, were crossing the 700 block of Youngs Lane when one of them was struck by a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Youngs Lane.  The suspect vehicle did stop briefly before leaving the scene traveling eastbound on Youngs Lane.  The 20 year-old male pedestrian who was struck did sustain substantial injuries.  The suspect vehicle has been described as a tan or gold compact 4-door vehicle; it is unknown if any damage occurred to the offending vehicle.
 

If anyone has any information about this crime please contact the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222, or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.  Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can also be submitted online at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com or on the P-3 mobile app.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000. 

 

Stateline Area Crime Stoppers is the official Crime Stoppers organization of Freeport and Stephenson County.

 
The FPD case number for this investigation is 21-7947.
 
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MURDER INVESTIGATION
May 15, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

MURDER INVESTIGATION

 

On May 15th, 2021, at approximately 1:44pm, Freeport Police Officers responded to the intersection of Frank Street and State Avenue for a report of shots fired.  A 19 year-old Freeport man with gunshot injuries was found at the scene, and a 23 year-old Freeport man was transported from the scene to an area hospital via private vehicle prior to officers’ arrival.  The 19 year-old victim was transported by a Freeport Fire Department ambulance and was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival at FHN Memorial Hospital.  The name of the 19 year-old victim is not being released at this time. The 23 year-old victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

 

In connection with this investigation, Freeport Police are currently looking for a newer model silver Chrysler 300 with black rims that may be occupied by three or more people.  The occupants of the Chrysler 300 should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information about this crime or the depicted Chrysler 300 is asked to contact either the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222, or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW.

 

Tips to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers can also be submitted online at www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com or on the P-3 mobile app.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Stateline Area Crime Stoppers is the official Crime Stoppers organization of Freeport and Stephenson County.

 

(Any person or persons mentioned in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

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ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
March 03, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is investigating an Attempted Residential Burglary incident that occurred in the 1200 block of S. Float Avenue on Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 at approximately 10:51pm.   Images of the depicted suspect were obtained from video surveillance cameras that were inside the victim's residence. 
 
If anyone has any information about this crime please contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
 
The FPD case number for this investigation is 21-2918.
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AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF FIREARM INVESTIGATION
February 17, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF FIREARM INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred in the area of Wyandotte Street and Adams Avenue on Wednesday February 17th, 2021 at approximately 4:43pm.  At this time the FPD has reason to believe that the incident under investigation involves two (2) different vehicles, one black vehicle and one white vehicle. 
 
If anyone has any information about this crime please contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
 
The FPD case number for this investigation is 21-2292.
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AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF FIREARM
January 18, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF FIREARM INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is currently investigating a shots fired incident that occurred in the area of Winter Drive and Mark Drive on Monday January 18th, 2021 at approximately 2:31pm.  At this time the FPD has reason to believe that the incident under investigation involves two (2) different black sedans; possibly Chevrolet Impalas.  One of the sedans is believed to have been chasing the other and both were last observed traveling south on Winter Drive at Mark Drive.
 
The FPD is asking any resident who has a video surveillance system and who resides in the area of Winter Drive and Mark Drive to please check for any relevant footage.  If anyone has any relevant video surveillance footage it can be turned over to the Freeport Police Department or submitted anonymously to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers via the website or the P3 tips app.  The FPD case number for this investigation is 21-825.
 

Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

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RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
November 29, 2020

STATUS: OPEN
ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY - RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subject as part of a Retail Theft investigation.  The subject in question was the back seat passenger in a newer model small maroon colored SUV.  The offense that is under investigation occurred on Sunday November 29th, 2020 at approximately 9:53pm at the Walgreen's store located at 1732 S. West Avenue in Freeport.  
 
If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-18138.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law).

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FELONY THEFT INVESTIGATION
October 23, 2020

STATUS: OPEN
ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY - FELONY THEFT INVESTIGATION
 
The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the depicted subject as part of a felony theft investigation.  The subject in question was driving a white newer model Kia Optima with no front license plate.  The offenses that are under investigation occurred on two different occasions at Cornerstone Credit Union in Freeport.  The first incident occurred on Friday October 23rd, 2020 at approximately 5:19pm, and the second incident occurred on Saturday October 24th, 2020 at approximately 9:53am.
 
If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-17610.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law).

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MURDER INVESTIGATION
July 29, 2020

STATUS: APPREHENDED

WANTED – MURDER INVESTIGATION

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to locate the male subjects depicted in these photographs as part of a Murder investigation.  The suspects were last seen fleeing the area eastbound on Galena Avenue in the depicted Chevrolet Uplander minivan.  The offense occurred on 7-29-2020 at approximately 8:10 PM at the Townhouse Motel located at 1156 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport. 

If anyone has information about this crime or the current whereabouts of the suspects and/or vehicle they should contact the nearest law enforcement agency as quickly as possible.  The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Information can also be reported anonymously to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-11281.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
June 22, 2020

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the male subject depicted in these photographs as part of a Retail Theft investigation.  The suspect was last seen fleeing the area in a white 4-door sedan.  The offense occurred on 6-22-2020 at approximately 10:30 AM at the Walgreens store located at 1732 S. West Avenue in Freeport. 

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-9060.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION
June 20, 2020

STATUS: SOLVED

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY

The Freeport Police Department is attempting to identify the female subject depicted in these photographs as part of a Retail Theft investigation.  The offense occurred on 6-20-2020 at approximately 9:45 AM at the Walgreens store located at 1732 S. West Avenue in Freeport.  The Freeport Police Department case number for this investigation is: 20-8929.

If anyone has information about this crime they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: www.statelineareacrimestoppers.com.  Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

(Any person or persons depicted in this post are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law)

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