Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Shooting Just Happened in Rockford

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Prince Chatman 

Chief O’Shea said a vehicle crashed and the driver was shot. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where the victim was confirmed dead.

The victim has passed away.

This is a homicide investigation.

The victim is approx. 35 years old.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Sources reporting there is a shooting that just happened in Rockford.

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Rockford Scanner™: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest


Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest

On 10/9/18 at approx. 2:00 PM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Robert A. Hardt, age 39 of Davis Junction, for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class X Felony.

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Rockford Scanner™: Burglary Suspect Arrested, Burglary 2 counts, Theft 2 counts, Fraudulent use of a credit card 5 counts

Update: On 10-9-18 at 11:57 PM Beloit Police had contact with a subject matching the description in the photos released earlier and contacted the Janesville Police Department. The subject was identified as Jeffrey M. Taylor age 37 of Evansville. During the follow up investigation Taylor admitted to numerous crimes including the two in Janesville. Taylor was arrested and is currently at the Rock Co. Jail waiting an initial appearance in court.

Charges: 943.10(1)(a) – Burglary 2 counts
943.20(1)(a) – Theft 2 counts
943.41(5)(a) – Fraudulent use of a credit card 5 counts

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Original Message: The Janesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in two reported burglaries on Janesville’s east side. In both cases the burglaries occurred during the night while the homeowners were asleep and entry to the homes was through unlocked doors. Wallets and purses were stolen. Shortly after the burglaries, stolen credit cards were used at Walmart. Even though these two incidents are three days apart, the suspect is wearing the same clothing. Residents are urged to lock all doors at night, keep exterior lights on, and call if they recognize this individual.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100



Rockford Scanner™: Head-on collision near Loves Park

Around noon today emergency personnel were responding to a head-on collision near Loves Park.


Sources are reporting a head-on collision in the area of Forest Hills and Burden Road. Injuries are being reported, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.

Traffic is being detoured in the area so please avoid the area



Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery At A Rockford Bar

Sources were reporting several officers working a scene at a Rockford bar.


It happened at the Central Park Tap at 3523 Auburn St around 11:30 pm

Rockford Police confirm there was an armed robbery with a handgun.

Unknown if it was to the business, or to a citizen.

No suspect information due to the encryption.