Two Arrested for Burglary to Business

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford man and a teen are arrested after allegedly burglarizing Sports Plus on Auburn Street.

Police were dispatched to the store in the early morning hours of Monday, November 18th for an intrusion alarm. An officer found that the building looked to have been broken into from the roof.

A 16-year-old seen running from the building was pursued by police and then taken into custody. Police say another man, 20-year-old Devonte Franklin, was found on the roof along with several articles of stolen clothing. He was also taken into custody.

Franklin and the 16-year-old boy were both charged with burglary. Franklin was also charged with Criminal damage to property. In addition to burglary, the 16-year-old was charged with resisting a police officer and curfew violation.


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