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Urgent-Press Release Re:  Strong Armed Robbery- Fox River Trail

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, at approximately 2:00 p.m. a white male with sandy blonde hair (looked glossy (possibly gelled) and combed from back to front and to the left) in his 20's, standing 6'0" tall and having a slim build of 130 pounds wearing a navy blue T-shirt and black glossy wind pants, attacked and tried to rob a 14-year old male riding his bicycle on the Fox River Trail near mile marker 9, approximately .1-.2 miles north of Old Martin Road.

The young man was traveling on his bicycle northbound on the trail when he was passed by the suspect traveling south, operating a motorized pedal bicycle, described as old and rusty with a motor and u-shaped handlebar.  The suspect turned and caught up to the young male and using his left foot kicked his bike causing him to lose control and landing in the scrub brush.  The victim had a set of headphones wrapped around his handlebars and the suspect tried to remove them.  When the suspect could not remove the headphones he began to attack the teenager by punching him in the face and body.  This resulted in the victim having his glasses broken as well.  The victim fought back and was able to discourage the suspect who got back onto his bicycle and fled the area.  The 14 year old male made it to a neighboring business where he received assistance and contacted police.  The victim's injuries were minor and non-life threatening.

It should be noted that the suspect's bicycle is rather unique and should be recognizable to someone who has seen it before and may know the suspect's identity.

             If anyone has any information concerning this case, please call the Brown County Sheriff's Office at   448-4230.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 432-7867 or text GBTIP and your tip to 274637 (crimes).


Welcome to Rockland

We are glad that you are here! Rockland is a rural community covering an area of 14,087 acres located in West central Brown County, Wisconsin. It is bounded by the City of De Pere and the Town of Ledgeview on the North, the Town of Glenmore on the East, the Town of Wrightstown on the South, and the picturesque Fox River on the West.

Primarily agricultural and residential, the Town maintains a quiet and rural feel. Of its 14,087 acres, 15.8% is comprised of natural features including the Fox River and the Niagara Escarpment, both of which run through our Town from South to North and offer beautiful home sites and relaxing recreational activities via the Fox River Trail. Due to its rural, natural, and quiet setting in addition to its easy access to jobs, schools, recreation, and shopping, the Town of Rockland has grown from a population of 777 in 1960 to 1,753 in 2014. You can find out more about Rockland’s history by visiting the History page.

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