Rockford Scanner™: BREAKING: Shots Fired During A Business Robbery in Rockford, Suspects Get Away



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ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY: On Sunday, January 13, 2019, shortly before 11:00 a.m. patrol officers responded to the Family Dollar, 715 Broadway, in reference to an attempted armed robbery. When they arrived, officers learned that a black male suspect wearing a mask had entered the business armed with a handgun. When the suspect confronted two employees, the employees attempted to flee. The suspect then fired two rounds from the handgun in the direction of the employees before fleeing the scene on foot. No one was injured during the incident and the suspect was unable to obtain anything of value from the business.

Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. The suspect is described as a black male in his late twenties, wearing a black hat with a light blue bandana over his face, black hoodie, gray pants, and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area CrimeStoppers.


Sources are reporting shots were fired during an armed robbery to a Rockford business just before noon today.

It happened at the Family Dollar store at Kishwaukee and Broadway.

Reports are saying 2 suspects went in to the business and robbed the store. During the robbery shots were fired. No reports of injuries at this time.

Numerous shell casings are being recovered at the scene

Employees are reported to be shook up, but OK.

No other information at this time.


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Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Two Vehicle Accident



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Fatal Two Vehicle Accident

On 01/11/19 at approximately 6:30 AM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Franklin Grove Fire Department responded to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries on Lowden Road about 1/4 mile south of Stone Barn Road in rural Franklin Grove.

A white Mazda passenger car driven by Michael Chavera, 49, of Dixon was driving northbound on Lowden Road and a red Mazda passenger car driven by Frank Castaldo, 28 of Byron was driving southbound.

Both vehicles collided nearly head-on, rolled over at least once and came to a rest in the east ditch of the roadway.

Chavera was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle county Coroner. Castaldo sustained only minor injuries and declined medical attention. Accident remains under investigation.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF TROOPER CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT



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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF
TROOPER CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Leo P. Schmitz regretfully announces the line of duty death of ISP District 15 (Downers Grove) Trooper Christopher Lambert.

This afternoon, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Trooper Christopher Lambert #6527, was on scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash, in the left lane on I-294 near Willow Road. While handling that crash another vehicle in traffic failed to stop and struck Trooper Lambert while he was outside of his patrol car. Trooper Lambert sustained serious injuries as a result the crash and was given CPR by an off duty nurse, before being transported to Glenbrook Hospital. At approximately 7:24 p.m., Trooper Lambert succumbed to his injuries.

“Trooper Lambert was a great trooper and was respected by those within and from outside the ISP, this is a tremendous loss which could have been prevented and should have never happened,” said ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz. “Trooper Lambert deliberately placed his vehicle in a position to protect the lives of the victims of the previous crash, and took on the danger himself. He will be remembered for his dedication to the Illinois State Police and for giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the citizens of Illinois.”

Trooper Lambert was a five year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 15 in Downers Grove and was assigned to the Criminal Patrol Team. Trooper Lambert was also a prior member of the United States Army.

Additional information will be released once it becomes available. Trooper Lambert’s visitation and funeral arrangements are pending.

Trooper Christopher Lambert


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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle on Fire on The East Side



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Sources are reporting a pickup truck, snow plow on fire on the East side.

It happened around 1:45 am this morning in the area of 21 st and 9th ave

Reports of a fully engulfed vehicle. Unknown if it is occupied.

Kim Knight

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Rockford Scanner™: Hit And Run To A Light Pole



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Rockford Scanner source sent us these photos of a hit and run accident.

Earlier today the snow fell and the roads were slippery.

Source saw this vehicle allegedly slide on the roadway and then hit this light pole, then take off from the scene.  It happened near the Ford Dealership in Boone County.


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