If you have driven down the streets of Rockford last year and today as well. You probably have saw several dirt bikes and 4 wheelers driving recklessly in the roadways.
Last year they taunted the police on several occasions including yelling at the police and calling them names and giving them the middle finger.
Sources said they were back at it again today around 1:30 pm near Washington School on the West side.
Source sent us a video and said the Rockford police officers were on scene and people on dirt bikes and 4 wheelers taunting the police once again. They said they were driving in the opposite lanes of traffic and also obstructing traffic.
This has become almost a daily occurrence in the Rockford area these days. We have not heard of any arrests. Police show up, chase the suspects for a few then terminate the chase. And the suspects go about to do it another day.
We have been told by sources they have caused several accidents in the past. Police have yet to confirm this.
One source said they do it, because they know they can get away with it and police will not arrest them. So they think of it as a game of taunting the police.
Below is a video that was sent to us from Kristy Olson, today around 1:30 pm, in the area of Washington School on the West side.
Sources are reporting a major traffic jam on I-90.
Sources said there is traffic backed up for several miles and is almost at a stand still on I-90. Near Magic Waters area.
We been told they were repairing pot holes and that was causing the delay in traffic.
You may want to avoid I-90 for awhile, because it don’t sound like it will be clearing up anytime soon. We been told by several sources that traffic was backed up for at least 6 miles, but not confirmed.
UPDATE via our friends at Beloit Scanner: 3 confirmed shooting victims. 1 Has passed away.
One shooting victim shot in the head on Elm. (Fatal)
One victim shot in the leg on S Bluff
One shooting victim shot in the stomach on Roosevelt.
Suspect vehicle is a dark-colored pickup truck, last seen northbound.
Two of the victims are ages 15 years old and a 25 year old, Unknown on the 3rd victim.
Update at 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019: we are currently investigating a triple shooting near the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. One individual was located deceased at the scene. Two other individuals, a 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
It appears that the individuals knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. We expect to be on scene all night.
Original, 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: We are investigating a homicide in the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue that was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. We are asking people to avoid the area while we continue to investigate. It’s anticipated that we will be on scene for several hours.
If you have any information to share about the homicide, please contact us at 608-757-2244.
Sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in South Beloit last night around 9:30 PM. It happened in the area of South Bluff and Shirland ave.
We been told that there is possibly one shooting victim, but police have yet to release any information on this incident.