UPDATE: There was an argument between 2 groups of people. Shots rang out. Police originally said noone was hit by the gunfire, but now are saying they believe there is at least one victim. Police are searching for the suspects. Bullets hit JC Penny, Bergners’s and Granite City. The mall will be open tomm. at normal business hours.
MANY MANY fans are reporting that there has been a shooting / shots fired at the mall Cherryvale Mall, this is still developing and details are VERY limited right now, the mall is on lockdown. I will update as information becomes available, check back for updates.
Around 1:38 pm today several officers were dispatched to the area of Denise drive in Loves Park. Scanner traffic is saying a caller is reporting they witnessed two black males wearing hoodies and were armed with guns. The caller said shots were fired as well. Several officers en route
UPDATE: Officers investigated, it was unfounded. Sounds like it may have been a prank call to the police.
Around 1:34 pm today the RFD were dispatched to the area of 208 Flintridge. Scanner traffic is saying there is a kitchen fire inside one of the apartments. Several units are en route
Just before 8 am this morning a victim was chasing a suspect. The suspect stole the victims vehicle. An officer (County) spotted them near Jefferson st bridge. The officer did not chase them. The victim kept chasing the suspect. The officer did not chase them. Sounds like the victim was on the phone with police. They went down 11th st. Then the suspects bailed out near 25th and Wesleyan. Since the suspect(s) bailed, many officers are now en route to that area to look for the suspects.
Rockford PD are encrypted, so no other information
UPDATE: 1 in custody. The nearby school is on lock down. Police K-9 and many officers searching for suspects.
Around 3 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a Silver Ford Focus near Rt 2 and Wagon Wheel. The vehicle fled from the officer headed southbound doing about 90 MPH. They said the person is all over the roadway and believe they are under the influence. Officers terminated the chase. Around 3 or 4 people inside the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen near Rockvalle Childrens Home headed south.
Rockford, Illinois, is the most dangerous city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000-200,000 people, displacing Little Rock, Arkansas, which now ranks as #2. Tallahassee, Florida moved onto the list at #8 after just missing the cut at #12 last year; Odessa, Texas also moved from #11 to #9. Many of the rest of the positions held steady and only saw small increases or decreases in their violent crime rates.
All statistics are based on 2015 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Check out the slideshow below for the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000
Click HERE to find out who the other 9 cities are (This is also the source we got this info from)
———-> MYSTATELINE.com RAN WITH THE SAME SOURCE LAST YEAR, WHEN ROCKFORD WAS #2 ~ http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-rockford-now-2nd-most-dangerous-small-city-in-us
WANTED: Robby Franklin, for the charges below
Know his whereabouts, call the police
The Rockford Police Departments needs your help in identifying this white male suspect who may be involved in 9 separate burglary incidents at retirement homes between 9/15/2016 and 9/27/2016. These images were captured at the Sienna on Brendenwood Retirement home on 9/27/2016. The victims in these crimes were elderly and some were in or near their apartments when the incidents occurred.
Around 1:23 PM, Rockford fire department were dispatched to Harrison and 20th. Details are minimal at the time of writing this, there is a vehicle on fire near this location. No other information is available