The black pickup truck was stolen from the Rock Falls area in the early morning hours of Monday with authorities searching for the vehicle throughout the night.
Arrested in a vehicle was the passenger, Zachery M. Rangel (DOB 06/15/1985) of Prophetstown IL. Rangel was arrested on a Whiteside County warrant for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X Felony.
The officers were able to persuade the suspect, Craig H. Hartman, 35, to give himself up and he was arrested and placed into custody for a failure to appear warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine.
The twelve week class starts Wednesday, November 3rd at the Prophetstown Fire Department.
Elder said once law enforcement arrived on scene the suspect ran out the backdoor but surrendered to Prophetstown Police Chief Bruce Franks moments later two blocks away near a bean field, south of 5th Street.
A fund has been established at Farmers National Bank, 114 W 3rd Street in Prophetstown. You can mail a check or drop off a cash donation.
The department asks for your support after cancelling the event last year. They would love to see you and your families.
The trustees gave permission for the Prophetstown Station to hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 5, from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This year twenty-eight kids participated in the event with awards given in three age categories.
The investigation along with witness statements showed the SUV was traveling westbound on Rt. 30, when the eastbound motorcycle crossed into its lane.