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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. 

1/17/2017 - Beaver Rd Burglaries

Stephenson  County Sheriff`s Office

On January 15, 2017, the Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office responded to a burglary in the 5000 block of Beaver Rd near Freeport, IL.  Entry was made into the residence by unknown subjects and the following items were taken.

1) Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun

2) Savage Arms .223 Rifle

3) Samsung 50 inch flat screen TV

4) Remington 12 gauge shotgun


Anyone with information concerning this burglary, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 866-847-7669.

Story given by the Rockford Register Star about Stephenson County Crimestop was inaccurate and a correction was asked of the Rockford Register Star.

7/27/2016 - RT 75 Burglaries



     On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of Burglaries and Thefts from several garages and sheds including a Burglary to and Theft from the Lancaster Township Garage located at 587 Illinois Route 75 North, Freeport, Illinois.  These burglaries occurred between the night of the 25th of July, 2016, and the early morning hours of the 26th of July, 2016.  Entry was gained through numerous mean: unlocked doors, or forced entry through doors or windows.  Items taken were the following:



Pole Saw

Chain Saw


     The above items were taken from the Lancaster Township Garage.  It appeared that no items were taken from the garages and sheds, except for the Lancaster Township Garage.  There were a total of six (6) burglaries (including the Lancaster Township Garage), five (5) of them were all within a quarter mile south of the Lancaster Township Garage and along the Illinois Route 75 North corridor.  The sixth was in the area of River Road and Hillcrest Road (in the 700 block of Hillcrest Road) which is 1.4 miles further south and east by way of road travel.  


       Anyone with information concerning these burglaries, please call the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 866-847-7669.

6/15/2015 - Hit and Run on U.S. 20 by Tingle Rd.

The Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office is looking for information about a hit and run accident that occurred on June 15, 2015 at about 714am on RT 20 about .2 mile West of Tingle Rd (Between Lena and Stockton). A newer style white vehicle possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Malibu was Westbound RT 20 and attempted to pass other vehicles. The white vehicle struck another vehicle as it was passing causing a chain reaction crash with a third vehicle. The driver of the white vehicle fled the scene in the vehicle and was last seen westbound RT 20 from the accident scene. Both driver`s of the other two vehicles required medical attention and were taken to Freeport Memorial Hospital. The suspect vehicle may have front driver`s side fender damage.

Please call the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-847-7669 or the Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office at 1-815-235-8252 if you have any information about this case.

5/31/2015 - Veteran`s Flags Missing From Orangeville Cemetery

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, at about 8:00 P.M., 14 small U.S. Flags from Veteran`s graves and the U.S. Flag from the flagpole were discovered missing from the Orangeville Cemetery located at the corner of Church Street and Highview Drive in Orangeville, Illinois.   Anyone having information concerning this crime should call the Stephenson County Sheriff`s Office at 815-235-8257 or Stateline Area CrimeStoppers at 1-866-847-7669. 

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