Rockford Scanner™: Apartment Complex Struck By Gunfire in Rockford



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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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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Fire Department Battling A House Fire on The West Side



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Just after 10:30 pm tonight, the RPD and RFD are on scene of a house fire call.

It happened in the area of 425 Oakley ave, that is just south of School st

This is reported to be an abandoned building.

Heavy smoke is coming from the roof/chimney area of the structure.

Still developing

 


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Rockford Scanner™: RS Fan Found This Beautiful Dog, Is It Yours?



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RS Fan: I am in need of assistance. This poor pup was most likely just dumped and left to find help. I am hoping to get information. I need to know her age shes blind and mostly deaf. A name would need wonderful. I have no problem keeping her as we have a blind doc as well. I mean this little girl had no chance and it was just pure luck I went out on the porch to feed the outside stays. This poor baby was located on Arthur ave and Horace. I don’t care if its an anonymous email anything. Please help. Thank you. Email: christin122581@gmail.com


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Rockford Scanner™: Standoff, Possible Hostage Situation In Rockford



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UPDATE:

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

RS Source


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Rockford Scanner™: South Beloit Business Just Robbed, Still Developing



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From SBPD:

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.

Still developing.


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Rockford Scanner™: House Struck By Gunfire Near Janesville



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On December 30, 2018 at about 1:30 a.m. the Rock County 911 Center received multiple calls of shots being fired in the area at Beloit Avenue and Delavan Drive. Responding Janesville police officers found no one around and no disturbances.

From the information received, the shots appeared to have been fired in the 1000 block of Beloit Avenue and several shell casings were found in the street.

An unoccupied residence in that same block was struck by the gunfire. At this time no injuries have been reported and there is no clear target or motive for the shooting.

Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100
-Call Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 756-3636 24 hours a day
-Download the FREE “P3 tips” app at the Apple store or Google play store to give crime tips ANONYMOUSLY

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

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Auto Accident With Injuries Near Roscoe



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RS source is reporting an auto accident:
“about 1:00 I saw that there was an accident at Main St. and Elevator Rd. in Roscoe. Elevator is partially blocked. There were two ambulances and a fire truck as well as police on the scene. It appears that a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Main – possibly turning left onto Elevator, and an eastbound car t-boned the truck. No way to tell who was at fault.”

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Several emergency personnel responded to a possible house fire



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Around 8 AM  several emergency personnel were responding to a possible house fire.

UPDATE:  MABAS BOX 11 to the box alarm

It happened in the 4600 block of Lamp Light Trail.
Google maps shows this in the area of Owen center and Elmwood

A boiler inside a crawlspace is reported to be on fire.

The residents are evacuating. This is still developing..


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Rockford Scanner™: Police Confirm Shots Fired in Downtown Rockford



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Sources are reporting they were at the District Bar at 205 W State st when they heard several gunshots just before 2 am.

It is not yet clear if the shots happened at the bar or in the downtown area nearby.

RPD has confirmed a weapons violation at the District Bar address, but did not provide any other information.

We been told no injuries, but several people were frightened.

No suspect information.

 


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