Two charged in Ogle residential burglary
LINDENWOOD – A Rockford man and a Belvidere woman, both jailed on unrelated charges, were charged this week with burglarizing a rural Lindenwood home in August.
Nicholas J. Bower, 25, of Rockford, and Amy R. Sell, 28, of Belvidere, are charged with residential burglary.
Bower already is in the Dixon Correctional Center on a 2011 marijuana conviction in Boone County.
Sell is in the Winnebago County Jail on charges of residential burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, and delivery of a stolen firearm.
On Aug. 10, Ogle County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary at a rural Lindenwood home, where firearms and jewelery had been stolen.
The case went cold until the past few weeks, when deputies received a tip from a man who was charged in an unrelated burglary in Winnebago County, Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn said.
Harn said he does not believe the tipster was involved in the Lindenwood burglary.
Deputies interviewed Bower and Sell, who admitted to the burglary, Harn said.
Harn said the two are not suspected of committing any other burglaries in the area.
In September, Bower pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana in Boone County and was sentenced to probation. In March, he was resentenced to 3 years in prison for violating his probation.
In an unrelated case, Sell pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in Boone County in September and was sentenced to 2 years probation.