STATELINE (WIFR) -- Two young men are behind bars, accused in a pair of hit and run accidents.
Rockford police say Juan Samuel, Jr., 19, got into an accident around 9am Saturday at Alpine and Broadway. Officers say Samuel tried driving off but because his car was so damaged, he didn't make it far. They say he then stole a pickup truck, ditched that, and then stole a bike. Officers caught up with him and arrested him.
In Beloit, police there say a young man took off after getting into an accident at Colt Drive and White Avenue around 6:30pm on Friday. At some point, the suspect got out of his car and ran to a relative’s house in the 1400 block of Central Avenue. That's where police arrested him.