POLICE: Rockford Auto Theft Suspect Still on the Run

UPDATE: A Roscoe man accused of causing a police chase earlier this week in Machesney Park, after allegedly shoplifting, has been spotted in Carroll County.

The sheriff says just before 3:00 p.m. Thursday the department tried to pull over Matthew Ton, 20, in Milledgeville after deputies say he was driving a car reported stolen from Rockford.

Ton allegedly didn't stop and lead police on another a high speed chase before crashing near Thomson and then running into a corn filed.

The sheriff says about two hours later they got a call that a car was stolen from Thompson and was last seen southbound on Route 84.

Investigators believe Ton is now driving a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor Utility Vehicle, with Illinois license plates of "P251963".

Ton is a wanted on warrants for three counts of Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Police and for two counts of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Winnebago County.



MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- Police are asking for our help to find a man who allegedly shoplifted at a Machesney Park business and then led police on a chase.

Just after noon on Tuesday officers say Matthew Ton, 20, allegedly stole from Kohl's on Route 173 and. then took off in a green 2003 Saturn Ion.

Police believe the vehicle, along with another ca were stolen on August 15 from a garage in the 600 block of North Chicago Ave. in Rockford.

Authorities say suspects got into the garage after stealing the victim's purse in a Rockford church on August 10.


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