Early Morning Arrest By Sterling Police

The Sterling Police Department arrested Jordan J. Van Meter, 26, of Sterling, for residential burglary, theft over $500, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm without requisite firearms owner identification card, and possession of firearm ammunition without requisite firearms owner identification card.

At 4:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, May 18th, officers from the Sterling Police Department and the Twin City Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant for a residence in the 1500Block of 3rd Avenue in Sterling.

During the search, officers recovered several items, which were allegedly stolen from another Sterling residence on February 16, 2022.

Van Meter was taken to the Whiteside County Jail in lieu of bond.

Anyone with additional information about this burglary or other crimes in Sterling is encouraged to call the Sterling Police Department at (815) 6326640 or the Whiteside County Crimestoppers at (815) 6257867

Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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