Rockford Man Arrested for Criminal Trespassing

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford man has been arrested for criminal trespassing.

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 9th, 2013, Police were conducting a special investigation in the 1200 block Harlem Blvd due to a recent increase in Residential Burglary activity in the area.

Officers located a man later identified as 40-year-old Arthur Contreras Jr. in the area. Officers attempted to take Contreras into custody for a Criminal Trespass violation but Contreras fled on foot from officers. After a brief foot pursuit, Contreras was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Trespass to property and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer.

Contreras is currently on parole for Aggravated Battery.

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