UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Charged in Rochelle Retail Theft

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: ROCHELLE (WIFR) -- Rochelle Police say they received information that led to an Ogle County arrest warrant being issued against a suspect in a retail theft to Big R.

36-year-old Matthew Kornewald of Dixon is charged with the felony offense of retail theft. Bond was set at $20,000.

Kornewald is currently in the Lee County jail on unrelated charges.


ROCHELLE (WIFR) -- Rochelle Police are looking for our help to identify the man believed to be responsible for a retail theft to Big R.

The suspect is described as a white man with tattoos on his forearms and right calf. He was seen leaving in a small silver car. Photos of the alleged suspect can be found in the attached slideshow.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Rochelle Police Department (1-815-562-2131) or the Ogle-Lee Crime Stoppers (1-888-228-4488).

Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and rewards of up to $1000.00 can be paid for information that leads to an arrest.


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