ARSON/315 S. Memorial Ave, Rockford, Illinois 6/14/10

Winnebago County Sheriff's PoliceNews Media Release News  Release Number2010-023
Information: ARSON/ 315 S. Memorial Ave,Rockford,Illinois
Date: June 14,2010 Time: 10:00 a.m. Page    of 1

  On Monday June 14, 2010 at approximately 2:04a.m. a house fire was reported at 315 S. Memorial Ave. Rockford, Illinois. Responding fire units determined that the home was vacant and was a total loss. A State of Illinois Fire Marshall determined that the fire was of a suspicious nature and responding Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies located two young males in the area. Both of the subjects were found to be in possession of marijuana and were placed under arrest. Further investigation by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives led to charges of residential burglary and arson being lodged against them, after review with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. Richard A. Schoon (19yrs old/DOB 8-9-90) has been lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The second subject is a fifteen year old juvenile. He has been lodged at Detention. The charges against both subjects are merely accusations. They are presumed innocent, unless proven guilty in court. A photo of Schoon accompanies this release. A photo and the name of the juvenile will not be released..