Details are minimal right now.
Around 7:40 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a possible structure fire.
It happened in the 2100 block of Kilburn ave
Several units are en route. Still developing
Note: RFD is on scene of another possible apartment fire ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2018/06/02/rockford-scanner-rockford-fire-department-en-route-to-a-possible-apartment-fire/
UPDATE 1:30 pm: RS Fans still reporting that the traffic lights are still out on Mulford near the Shoe Carnival. Please use extreme caution if you are in this area and remember, if the stop lights are out, treat them like a 4-Way stop! Please be careful in this area!
UPDATE 1:25 pm: Appears power is slowly being restored. Chase Bank is reporting power is coming back on.
Received several reports of a power outage in Rockford stretching from the Portillo’s near State and Mulford to Phelps Ave and includes both traffic lights and business in the area. We are looking into this still, so this is still developing. Please use caution if you are driving in these areas, and remember that if a traffic light is out, you treat it like a 4-Way stop.
On June 2, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 900 block of N. Rockton reference a shot fired. Upon arrival officers met with a woman who reported a female just shot at her. The victim said the suspect went into a house in the area after the shooting. While on scene, officers met with people in the area who reported there may be other subjects in the house with the shooting suspect. Officers surrounded the house and attempted to call out the occupants. There was no response. Members of the Rockford Police Department Negotiations Unit and SWAT Team were called out to assist. At 10:15 a.m. the suspect in the shooting, Dominique Patterson, came to the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center and requested to talk to the police. She was taken to District Two-Detective Bureau.
Officers remained on scene in the 900 block of N. Rockton and at 11:40 a.m. another subject, Larry Gary, came out of the house. A search of the home resulted in the recovery of one gun and a quantity of ammunition. A second gun was recovered in a nearby yard. Both guns were reported stolen.
Members of the Rockford Police Department Detective Bureau continued the investigation. The results of investigation were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The following charges were authorized:
31 YEARS OF AGE ROCKFORD RESIDENT
AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM
LARRY J. GARY
44 YEARS OF AGE ROCKFORD RESIDENT
ARMED HABITUAL CRIMINAL
UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPONS OF A FELON
POSSESSION OF A STOLEN FIREARM (2 COUNTS)
The charges against the suspects are merely accusations and not evidence of their guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases they are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Starting around 6 am, an RS Fan contacted us about a possible shooting and now standoff at Rockton Ave and Bruce St.
The road Rockton Ave is closed from Bruce to Whitman.
It is reported that a female in a house nearby shot a male. We can not confirm this though, this is only speculation at this time.
As of 9:39 am, the standoff/negotiations were still ongoing.
Several Rockford Police and the SWAT team are on the scene.
This is still developing, so please check back for further details.
Also, please avoid the area!
On 06/01/2018 at 1:49 am Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rolling Meadows trailer park, 4989 N. IL Rt. 251, Davis Junction in reference to a female screaming.
Deputies found a 37 year old female laying in the roadway.
She had been stabbed multiple times.
The victim was transported to Swedish American Hospital and later flown to a Madison hospital were she is listed in critical condition.
Leonard Smith 44, Rockford was taken into custody at the scene.
Smith is currently charged with Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery with a $1,000,000/10% bond.
Additional charges are pending.