State Police, Other Agencies Arrest Polo Man Following Investigation

On Wednesday, January 12th, Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 2 officials arrested Tristan C. Smith, a 23-year-old male of Polo, IL, for three counts of Possession of Child Pornography (Class 2 Felony).

ISP DCI Investigators, along with ISP District 1 Troopers, Homeland Security, Dixon Police Department, Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, and Polo Police Department, executed a search warrant on Wednesday, at Smith’s residence in the 600 block of West Mason, Polo, IL following an investigation involving child pornography. During the warrant execution, Investigators seized evidence supporting the arrest of Smith. Five weapons were also recovered.

Smith is currently being held at the Ogle County Jail, pending a bond hearing. The investigation remains open and on-going. No further information will be disseminated by the Illinois State Police.

The public is reminded all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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