UPDATE: DIXON -- The Dixon Police Department in conjunction with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department has announced that Timothy Parker and Kimberly Poole have been arrested. Parker and Poole are suspects in two residential burglaries in Ogle County.
After seeing a release from Police asking for assistance in finding the suspects, an alert citizen observed the vehicle mentioned in the release parked in the apartment complex located in the 1500 block of Freedom Walk in Dixon. The citizen had also observed two subjects that resembled Timothy Parker and Kimberly Poole in the area of one of the apartment buildings on Wednesday, July 17th.
At 8:30 a.m., Dixon Police Officers and Detectives surrounded the area and began conducting surveillance on the location. The vehicle was verified as belonging to Kimberly Poole and investigators made contact with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives to advise them of the tip. Lee County Sheriff’s Detectives and agents from the Illinois State Police – Blackhawk Area Task Force were also contacted to assist with the investigation. In conducting background into Timothy Parker, an address of his mother, Robin Bland, was located as being the address on Freedom Walk. A ruse was developed and Bland was contacted and advised that Poole’s vehicle needed to be moved or it would be towed for being improperly parked.
Surveillance officers began to notice activity in Bland’s apartment as blinds and curtains began to open and move. A short time later, officers observed two people come from behind the apartment building and begin to walk hurriedly towards County Market, located about 100 yards away at 1380 North Galena Avenue. The subjects matched the physical descriptions of Parker and Poole. One of the subjects was observed wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and it was noted that the outside air temperature was approximately 85 degrees.
A Dixon Police Detective in an unmarked squad had been conducting surveillance of the apartment complex from the County Market Parking Lot. The subjects were walking directly towards the detective’s location and other officers began to converge on the scene. The subjects noticed the other responding units and quickly turned to run in the opposite direction. A short foot chase ensued and the subjects were taken into custody behind County Market. The subjects were confirmed as being Timothy Parker and Kimberly Poole. Timothy Parker was arrested on an Ogle County warrant for Theft (a Class 4 Felony) with bond in the amount of $75,000.00. Kimberly Poole was also arrested on an Ogle County warrant for Theft (a Class 4 Felony) with bond set in the amount of $50,000.00.
As a result of the investigation, Robin Bland, age 56, was arrested and charged with two counts of Obstructing Justice (a Class 4 Felony) and one count of Aiding a Fugitive (a Class 4 Felony). The charges were filed as the result of her lying to officers and harboring Poole with the knowledge that they were wanted by authorities. Bland was processed on the charges and taken to the Lee County Jail for bond to be set.
The Departments thanks the citizen for the tip and encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity or wanted fugitives to contact their local law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CAUGHT-U. Callers do not have to leave their names and are eligible for rewards of up to $1000.00 with information leading to an arrest.
OGLE COUNTY (WIFR) -- Ogle County Sheriff, Michael Harn is seeking information into the whereabouts of 31-year-old Timothy Parker and his girlfriend, 30-year-old Kimberly Poole. Both Parker and Poole, who are from the Mount Morris area, are suspects in two burglaries and currently have felony warrants out for their arrest.
They were last seen in a black 1999 GMC Yukon, registered to Kimberly with Illinois registration of R493532.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ogle County Sheriff's Office at 815-732-6666 or the Ogle/Lee Crime Stoppers at 88-228-4488.