The Dixon Police Department announces the arrest of Steven P. Hibberd, age 38 of 818 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois. Hibberd was arrested on a valid Dixon Police Department arrest warrant on November 7, 2014 at 4:25 PM at the Dixon Police Department after an extensive investigation conducted by the Dixon Police Department and the Illinois State Police. Hibberd was charged with six counts of Child Pornography (Class 3 Felony). Bond on the warrant was set at $500,000 and Hibberd was turned over to the Lee County Jail as he was unable to post bond.
The Dixon Police Department, the Illinois State Police and the Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office were alerted to the fact that Hibberd was attempting to meet juvenile females via the internet in order to have sexual encounters.
On 11/07/14 at approximately 9:30am, the Dixon Police Department and the Illinois State Police conducted a search warrant at Hibberd’s residence. During the course of the search warrant, investigators located numerous digital images depicting juvenile individuals engaged in various sexual acts. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Chief Langloss would like to remind citizens to report any suspicious activity to the Dixon Police Department at 288-4411 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488). Callers do not have to leave their names and are eligible for rewards of up to $1000.00 with information leading to an arrest.
The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.