Rockford Scanner®: Another Armed Robbery in Rockford, Police Investigating






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From the RPD:

On 11/13/2018 at 9:59 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, 110 S Alpine Rd, in regards to an armed robbery to the business.  Officers met with employees of the business who reported that a single suspect approached a cashier, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the register.  The suspect obtained a small amount of money and fled the area on foot.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect was described as being a white male, around 25 years of age, 6’00” tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket and hat, and a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.


Sources are reporting an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened around 7:30 pm near 3325 N Main.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Note: This is Walgreens, according to the google maps.

There have been numerous robberies at the local Walgreens and CVS stores in recent weeks.

Check back later for updates

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Ceiling Collapsed Onto A 12 Year Old in Rockford






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Around 7:15 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a ceiling collapse call in Rockford.

A ceiling has collapsed onto a 12 year old female.

She is reporting injuries.

It happened near 1512 5th ave

Unknown why the ceiling collapsed.

Still developing

 

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: Diocese of Rockford releases a report of substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors in the Diocese.






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Update: They may have released this information, because of a recent lawsuit according to the NWHerald at  http://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/18/lawsuit-against-illinois-catholic-dioceses-urges-bishops-to-disclose-potential-sex-abusers/a44d59a/


Full report at https://www.rockforddiocese.org/pdfs/safe-environment-program/Letter_to_the_Faithful.pdf

Diocese of Rockford publishes list of those clerics accused of sexual abuse of minors

The Diocese of Rockford today, Nov. 14, published a list of those priests, permanent deacons and religious priests and brothers against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse has been reported.

That list, along with a letter from Bishop of Rockford, David J. Malloy, is published here in its entirety.

Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Malloy


https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/18/lawsuit-against-illinois-catholic-dioceses-urges-bishops-to-disclose-potential-sex-abusers/a44d59a/

A group of alleged sexual abuse victims are calling on Rockford and other Illinois Catholic dioceses to publicly disclose the names of potential abusers.

Attorneys spoke at a news conference Thursday about the “conspiracy of silence” they believe surrounds reports of sexual abuse within the state’s Catholic churches.

Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County accusing the Chicago, Joliet, Belleville, Peoria, Springfield and Rockford dioceses of failing to disclose or only partially disclose the names of clergy members who have been accused of sexual abuse.

Specifically, the Dioceses of Rockford, Belleville and Springfield have not disclosed names of any clergy members who might have been credibly accused, Anderson said.

“Most importantly, Bishop Malloy in the Diocese of Rockford has not disclosed any lists of offenders accused or credibly accused,” Anderson said. “Nothing. Silence. Secrecy. Suppression of truth they know to be.”

The Diocese of Rockford oversees Catholic churches in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Carroll, DeKalb, Kane, Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties. Two people are suing the Diocese of Rockford for “conspiring to hide a public hazard.”

The suit names not only the accused priests but also the bishops who allegedly were complicit by choosing to “hide” suspected abusers, Anderson said.

If the lawsuit is successful, each diocese would be required to publicly release the names of anyone accused of child molestation along with their history of abuse, pattern of grooming and sexual behavior and last known address.

Attorneys further requested the dioceses adopt a new policy of dealing with allegations of clergy abuse.

Three people spoke Thursday about how the Illinois dioceses handled their reporting of sexual abuse.

One man, Joshua Bollman, recounted abuse he experienced at the hands of a priest, Peter Kohler, in Lena, which is within the Diocese of Rockford. The alleged sexual abuse happened in 1999, when Bollman was
12 years old, according to the lawsuit.

Kohler has since died.

Penny Wiegert, director of communications for the Diocese of Rockford, said the diocese is aware of the accusation. Wiegert also issued a news release Thursday to address other claims.

“The Diocese of Rockford, along with the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria and Springfield are currently in full cooperation with the State Attorney General Office’s inquiry into each diocese’s handling of childhood sex abuse claims against clergy,” according to the release. “So as to a response to the lawsuit announced and filed this morning by Mr. Jeff Anderson, there will need to be further review of what this lawsuit seeks to accomplish beyond that of the state’s attorney general.”

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her plans in August to contact the six Illinois dioceses and review all records tied to sexual assault and abuse.

The announcement came on the heels of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that identified at least seven priests who had connections to Illinois. Madigan will refer any findings to the appropriate state’s attorney’s offices, according to the Attorney General Office’s website.

Allegations in the Diocese of Rockford are rare, but its officials are remaining vigilant, Wiegert said.

“Every priest, employee and volunteer who comes in contact with children in the Rockford diocese or its parishes and schools, must undergo a criminal background check and complete training in our Safe Environment programs in order to prevent, detect and report abuse of any kind by any person,” according to the release.

At least one McHenry County Catholic school employee has been accused of sexual abuse within the past year. Gerardo Gallaga was a maintenance worker at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Cary when he was arrested in 2017 on allegations that he sexually abused a young girl.

Gallaga’s case is ongoing, and he is due in court Nov. 9.

Anyone who wishes to report incidents of sexual abuse and assault by the clergy in Illinois can call the attorney general’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 or email clergyabuse@atg.state.il.us.

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Rockford Scanner®: Police Investigating A Business Robbery, Asking The Public For Assistance Locating The Suspects






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The Beloit Police Department is investigating a robbery at Mexico Dominicana located at 854 Henry Avenue.

The two suspects below entered the store at approximately 8:13 pm on 11/13/2018 and took money from both registers.

The suspects are described as both male Hispanics in late teens or early twenties, thin build and approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall. The suspects fled on foot and got into a small black Ford SUV.

Anyone with information about these two suspects is encouraged to call 608-757-2244 reference BE1846197. Thanks for your assistance. Sgt. Dalton

 

 







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Rockford Scanner®: 2 Package Thieves Arrested & Released






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Yesterday we had a call of a package thief in the area of the 600 block of Park. Two very vigilant people noticed a young woman and a couple of guys taking a package off of a porch and run away with it. One of the vigilant neighbors got out her phone and shot multiple pictures of the subjects, while the other (who was in a car) followed the bandits. Later, the witness returned and told us that it seemed out of the ordinary that someone would be running with a package, because normally people wouldn’t run with them. Seemed super logical, and she was totally right.

This witness saw the subjects run into a house. She provided a perfect description and we were able to make contact with, and arrest 2 subjects from the house. The property was recovered, and returned to the rightful owner.

This case is a perfect example of how you all know what looks out of place in your own neighborhood. Good people did the right thing and called us, and we were able to go and catch the bad guys. That is perfect partnership, and we rely on you all for that.

With the holiday season upon us, lots of packages will be delivered. Please look out for one another. Most of the delivery services have alerts that you can get for when your package is delivered. That is a good idea. Certainly the camera systems work well, and good ol’ fashion looking out for each other works amazing.

Both of the suspects in this case were arrested for Theft and were released.

Neither had considered that they might have stolen someone’s Christmas gift, or even more importantly critical medicine that some folks have delivered.

We also informed them that they were clearly terrible criminals as they were not only followed by our awesome citizens, but we also had pictures of them being terrible criminals.

Be safe and be vigilant
BeloitProud
Sergeant Flanagan

 







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Rockford Scanner®: MABAS Toned Out For Structure Fire In Rockford






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around 12:40 PM several emergency personnel from several fire departments were in route to battle a structure fire.

It happened in the area of the 4100 block of Prairie rd

Reports of a structure fire near this location.

Unknown on injuries at this time.

A MABAS was toned out

Several units from several fire departments are in route to assist

 







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Rockford Scanner™: The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them, to commit more violent crimes. 

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Just because you are anti-encryption, Does not mean you are anti-police.


Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?


NOTE:  All kinds of people do talk to us and are brutally honest.  And Yes, We do pass on tips to the local police, when we do get them.  People do send us information and tips all the time. And are brutally honest. That is how we get our information.


Do you feel safer since the police encrypted their radios? 

Since encrypting 2 officers have been seriously hurt, one was killed in the line of duty.  Before the encryption no officers were seriously injured for a very long time. The last known serious injury was to Detective Rice back in Aug. 3, 2001.

Criminals have openly talked about how they use the encryption to their advantage. 

They only have to worry about hiding from the police, and no longer have to worry about a citizen spotting them and turning them in. 

Criminals brag about how they literally just walk away from scenes.

One person  said “We no longer have to worry about 150,000 eyes and ears to turn us in, now we only have to worry about maybe 20 police officers and they are easy to spot.  And the police no longer talks to the public with information, so we can commit a lot of crimes and literally walk away scott free. ” 

Many criminals echo this very same thing

Does this make you feel safe?  

With the encryption off, the criminals had to worry about the people nearby recognizing them and turning them in. Now criminals are bragging how easy it is to literally walk away after committing violent crimes.

Because they only have to now worry about 30 very visible police officers, instead of the whole community & the police.

30 vs 150,030  eyes and ears.
Which is more effective on
combating crime?

People used to know who to look out for. People used to turn their family members and friends in.  Now the community lacks the trust with the lack of transparency (police promised would happen after encrypting, and failed to do so) and criminals using the encryption to their advantage, has now made the the community feeling very unsafe.

The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them to commit more violent crimes.

On our end:  Police promised transparency since encrypting. And yet all these crimes happen and police say “no comment”  and they have labeled violent crimes in their call logs as “medical assists, service to other agency, etc….”

They call this “Cooking the books”

We have had citizens contact us out of frustration, saying they were hanging out with murderers and did not know it, because they were clueless. And are mad at the police, because if they would have known they would have turned them in. 

I can not tell you how many times people have contacted us and said they no longer trust the police, because the encryption alone.  They don’t feel safe no more not knowing what is going on their neighborhoods. They no longer have no idea who to look for.

They say “crime is down” 
How do we really know this?  We have to take the words of the very same people that encrypted and hide things from the public now. Do you trust those “stats”  they show that supposed to appear crime is going down?

Watch that video in the top of this article.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

Rockford Police on occasion do post blotters.  The Winnebago County Sheriff, once in a blue moon (literally) do they release crime releases.

I can not tell you how many violent crime scenes I have been to since police encrypted (too many to count) , and not a peep from police on information or suspect info. about the scene.  No blotters, no press releases, nothing…..

Police used to be un-encrypted and also encrypted.  Yes, they were encrypted before going full encryption. They would also use their cell phones, MDT’s, or the tactical channels that were encrypted. To provide sensitive information from the public.

Police have said “If we didn’t want you to hear it, we wouldn’t say it over the air”  and well that is exactly what they did, full encryption.

How do we know crime is really down?  How do we know our leaders are not once again lying to us?  How do we know the man standing next to you did not murder someone an hour ago?  Answer: You don’t know!

That brings us back to the topic: Do you feel safer with police encryption?

Wise man once said:
“If you are doing nothing wrong, then there is no reason to hide”

Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

 

 







Rockford Scanner®: Numerous Police & SWAT Team Working A Scene In Rockford






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UPDATE: RPD call log said it was a warrant service. Jose Trejo was arrested for drug charges stemming back in 2017.  He was charged with five counts of distributing cocaine from July to September 2017.  He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.


Sources reporting numerous police officers and the SWAT team and animal control working a scene. It happened near Cunningham and Pierpont.

Sounds like it is a possible standoff or raid, but not confirmed.

Source: “Very Large police presence with swat ( like alot! Over 50 vehicles & swat) at residence on cunningham just before coming up onto Springfield. While turning on springfield seen 3 win co animal vans turning left onto cunningham.”

All we can confirm right now is numerous police officers, SWAT team and animal control are working a scene near this location.  Due to the encryption







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Rockford Scanner®: CVS Robbed In Rockford, Suspect Gets Away






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On 11/13/2018 at 9:59 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, 110 S Alpine Rd, in regards to an armed robbery to the business. Officers met with employees of the business who reported that a single suspect approached a cashier, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the register. The suspect obtained a small amount of money and fled the area on foot.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect was described as being a white male, around 25 years of age, 6’00” tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket and hat, and a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.


Update: Source said the man came in and went to the cashier and brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.







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