What is your New Year Resolution?
What are your plans for tonight?
Good evening everyone. In just a few hours, it will be officially 2019!
Hard to believe 2018 flew by so fast, and it is already 2019.
Many of you are planning to go out and celebrate and party. Please party responsibly. Tonight is known as “amateur night” for obvious reasons. So PLEASE do not drink and drive. The sheriff is doing the free ride home program this year, so call them up. Or you have other alternatives such as Uber, Lyft, Lime Bikes, and the best one is a designated driver! So there is no excuse for you to be out drinking and driving.
Please enjoy the night and have a lot of fun!
As you know, every year many gunshots go off at midnight. So please use extreme caution if you are out tonight. Yes, before some start in, some may be fireworks as well. But as we all know from living here for years, most are gunshots. I am sure the shotspotter detector will be going off like crazy around midnight.
Most years bring a lot of violent crimes on New Years. I personally ask you, to please do not do anything stupid and to just kick back and relax and enjoy life. Who really wants to spend the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 in jail or even worse? So PLEASE, be safe and enjoy life and have fun!
Patchy light freezing rain developing into far northern IL early this AM.
Be alert for slippery spots through sunrise.
Widespread precipitation will move northward across the area this morning. This precipitation is expected to start as a brief period of freezing rain for areas north of I-88 and west of I-294, which will continue until temperatures rise above freezing prior to mid-morning. Be prepared for icy roads and walkways during this time.
On 12/30/2018 at 5:30 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to 1200 Auburn Court, Rockford, Illinois reference several calls of shots fired.
While officers were on scene, a resident at 1230 Auburn Court #3, Rockford, Illinois advised that their apartment had been struck by gun fire.
Officers found that apartment #3 had been struck twice by gun fire. The victim suffered no physical injuries as a result of this shooting. There was no suspect developed during this investigation. ID Unit processed the scene.
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Officials have said that Sgt. Matt Kranz, a 17 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, as the officer who killed Kerry Blake. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome
Rockford Police said after several hours of negotiations with an alleged suspect, they tossed in some tear gas a few times, then the SWAT team went inside the residence and tried to arrest the alleged suspect. Police say the suspect then assaulted the officers that went inside to arrest him and then one of the officers fired his gun, killing the mentally ill suspect. An officer was also injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries. (RPD)
Update: RPD said via their call log there was an Aggravated Battery at 1126 Green st, same area as this incident. Possibly related.
Shots were confirmed fired at the scene, unknown at this time who fired the shots. Neighbors said police fired the shots and killed a person inside the residence. Neighbors said the victim was mentally ill.
RPD has not released any information on this, and are very quiet on this situation.
Several sources are reporting a large police presence on the west side of Rockford, working a scene.
They said it appears to be a police standoff, possible hostage situation near Green st. near Stanley area
Numerous police officers, Chief OShea, SWAT, Swat vehicles and a sniper are all on scene.
We have someone from RS en route to the scene to get more information
Check back later for updates.
RPD has yet to confirm this, but neighbors said the alleged suspect might have committed a carjacking this afternoon that involved children. That is why the RPD was first went to the residence, while investigating the carjacking at Stanley and Green
On Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:51pm South Beloit Police Officers were dispatched to “Got Slots” in the 900 block of Blackhawk Blvd for a robbery that just occurred. Officers met with the female employee of the business. She advised that a black male, 5’7″ tall, wearing all black clothing and a black bandana over his face entered the business through the front door. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. The employee provided the suspect with cash and he then exited the building through the rear door. A witness in the area reported seeing two black males in a dark colored car just west of the business. This car left the area on Springfield Avenue towards Blackhawk Blvd.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the South Beloit Police Department at (815) 389-3491
Sources are reporting a business in South Beloit was just robbed.
It happened in the 900 block of Blackhawk in S Beloit.
Suspect was able to get away. No suspect description, due to the encryption.
UPDATE: RS fan nearby said the suspects fled in a Silver Grand Prix. The cash bag was located nearby. Many police officers on scene. The business is called Got Slots.