Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Flees From Rockford police, Gets Away




 

Sources are reporting a high speed police chase in Rockford.

Suspects were fleeing from police in the 2200 block of 19th ave.

Vehicle is a Silver Chevy Impala with a plate of AX35844 (or similar) which comes back to an address in the 1900 block of Kishwaukee.

Police last saw it northbound on 17th st.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: 3 Suspects Commit An Armed Robbery in Rockford, Get Away




Sources are reporting an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened in the 1100 block of N Avon around 8 PM.

Suspects are 3 black males approx. 15 years old.  One of them had on a black mask and blue jeans. 2nd one had on a blue shirt and blue jeans. 3rd one had on a green shirt and blue jeans.

Last seen southbound.

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Structure Fire On Rockford’s West Side, Still Developing




RFD

UPDATE: Confirmed structure fire in the 800 block of Concord ave. The fire started in a back bedroom. The exact cause is under investigation, but they think it might have been electrical.

 

Sources are reporting a scene near Concord ave around 8 pm tonight.

We have been told this might be a structure fire call, but not yet confirmed.

All we can confirm right now, is a lot of emergency personnel working a scene near Concord ave.

Please avoid the area or expect delays. Check back later for possible updates.

RFD

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Human Trafficking John Sting




Human Trafficking John Sting

On 03-20-2019 the Janesville Police Department, Beloit Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Beloit Township Police Department, Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI), District Attorney’s Office, Janesville Fire Department and the Baymont by Wyndham Hotel collaborated on a Human Trafficking John Sting.

Baymont by Wyndham located 616 Midland Rd in Janesville graciously donated three rooms for the operation.

The purpose of this collaboration was to target those who support the human trafficking trade by soliciting woman for sex acts in exchange for money. We are taking a multi-prong approach to the human trafficking problem. First we reach out to the victims of human trafficking and offer resources to help them get out of the life style. Tonight we went after those that make human trafficking profitable.

During the operation 25-30 men reached out to us requesting sex acts. Three arrests were made for pandering when men should up at the hotel.

David J. Hanley M 35
2705 Burbank, Janesville, WI 53546
944.33(1) Pandering Misdemeanor
JV1914742

Paul E Rote M 53
2904 Hyacinth Ave, Janesville, WI 53545
944.33(1) Pandering Misdemeanor
JV1914758

Keith W Dabbs M 46
2428 North Shore Dr, Delavan, WI 53115
57.06 Parole Violation Felony
944.33(1) Pandering Misdemeanor
Held at the Rock County Jail
JV1914762

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.

Legal Definition of pandering
1 : the act or crime of recruiting prostitutes or of arranging a situation for another to practice prostitution
— compare PIMP entry 2
2 : the act or crime of selling or distributing visual or print media (as magazines) designed to appeal to the recipient’s sexual interest





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Rockford Scanner™: Another Man Charged In The Murder of Jamie Stephens




On Monday, December 10, 2018 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County for a deceased male. Deputies found a deceased male off the roadway in a tree line. It appeared as if the male was intentionally disposed of at this location and did not live in the area.

An autopsy was performed by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and the victim was identified as Jamie R. Stephens (age 31) of Rockford and the cause of death was due to several gunshot wounds.

On January 23, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 and charged him with 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Concealing a Homicidal Death. He is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.

On March 20, 2019, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilynn Hite Ross authorized charges against a second suspect and Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the following person:

~Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 of Rockford

-First Degree Murder
-Armed Robbery
-Concealing a Homicidal Death

**Whittie is currently in Custody at another corrections facility**

The charges against Parks and Whittie are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Officials Release Drone Footage Of The Local Flooding Impacts





On March 21, 2019 the Winnebago County emergency operations center is releasing images and video of areas impacted where the severe flooding occurred near the Rock River, the Pecatonica River, in the Sugar River.

These images will help show the extent of the flooding and the impact on our community. This is a difficult time for our community and the Winnebago County emergency operations center recognizes the stress on residents waiting for the water to recede.

There are three videos, one above and 2 below.



Below is footage from Dj Jkey

 




 





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Rockford Scanner™: Traffic Alert: New Construction Might Cause Some Traffic Delays




Traffic Alert:

Weather permitting, construction work on the US Route 20/Illinois Route 2 interchange will begin on March 25.

Plan accordingly and stay alert for workers!

 





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Rockford Scanner™: 14th ISP Trooper Squad Hit Last Night, Officer In Serious Condition




ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCES 14TH SQUAD CAR STRUCK IN 2019

COLLINSVILLE, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 11 Commander William Guard announces the fourteenth ISP squad car to be struck statewide in 2019 as a result of a Scott’s Law violation.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 10:54 p.m., an ISP Trooper was struck while assisting in the investigation of a traffic crash on Interstate 55 northbound at milepost 9.4, St. Clair County. The initial crash, reported at 10:29 p.m., involved a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a light pole. The pole fell across the lanes of traffic and seven additional vehicles struck the downed pole prior to ISP Troopers
arriving. The first ISP squad car arrived at approximately 10:39 p.m. to stop traffic and move vehicles around the downed pole.

When the third ISP squad car arrived at approximately 10:42 p.m., the Trooper positioned himself further back away from the scene to slow the approaching vehicles prior to them arriving at the initial scene of the downed pole. The Trooper was on foot, outside of his marked squad car with lights activated, when both he and his squad car were struck by a passing truck tractor, semi-trailer combination. The Trooper was
transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious, but stable injuries.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit and Zone 6 Investigations are continuing the investigation into this incident. No additional information will be released at this time.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Battery in Rockford, Police Investigating




Sources are reporting numerous personnel were working a scene in Rockford yesterday around 1 PM.

Rockford Police confirmed an aggravated battery in the area of 1000 block of 7th st.  But no other details were provided.

Below is the Illinois law on Aggravated Battery

 


(720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
(a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement.
(2) Causes severe and permanent disability, great

bodily harm, or disfigurement by means of a caustic or flammable substance, a poisonous gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant or agent, a radioactive substance, or a bomb or explosive compound.
(3) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual 60 years of age or older.
(5) Strangles another individual.
(b) Offense based on injury to a child or person with an intellectual disability. A person who is at least 18 years of age commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly and without legal justification by any means:
(1) causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years, or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability; or
(2) causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement

to any child under the age of 13 years or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.
(c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter.
(d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:
(1) A person 60 years of age or older.
(2) A person who is pregnant or has a physical

disability.
(3) A teacher or school employee upon school grounds

or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(4) A peace officer, community policing volunteer,

fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(5) A judge, emergency management worker, emergency

medical services personnel, or utility worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,

a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.
(7) A transit employee performing his or her official

duties, or a transit passenger.
(8) A taxi driver on duty.
(9) A merchant who detains the person for an alleged

commission of retail theft under Section 16-26 of this Code and the person without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm to the merchant.
(10) A person authorized to serve process under

Section 2-202 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a special process server appointed by the circuit court while that individual is in the performance of his or her duties as a process server.
(11) A nurse while in the performance of his or her

duties as a nurse.
(e) Offense based on use of a firearm. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(2) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(3) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Discharges a firearm and causes any injury to a

person he or she knows to be a teacher, a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(5) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(6) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(7) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(8) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a teacher, or a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(f) Offense based on use of a weapon or device. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Uses a deadly weapon other than by discharge of a

firearm, or uses an air rifle as defined in Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
(2) Wears a hood, robe, or mask to conceal his or her

identity.
(3) Knowingly and without lawful justification shines

or flashes a laser gunsight or other laser device attached to a firearm, or used in concert with a firearm, so that the laser beam strikes upon or against the person of another.
(4) Knowingly video or audio records the offense with

the intent to disseminate the recording.
(g) Offense based on certain conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Violates Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled

Substances Act by unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance.
(2) Knowingly administers to an individual or causes

him or her to take, without his or her consent or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any intoxicating, poisonous, stupefying, narcotic, anesthetic, or controlled substance, or gives to another person any food containing any substance or object intended to cause physical injury if eaten.
(3) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause a

correctional institution employee or Department of Human Services employee to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, or feces by throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material, and the person is an inmate of a penal institution or is a sexually dangerous person or sexually violent person in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
(h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(4), (d)(4), or (g)(3) is a Class 2 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(3) or (g)(1) is a Class 1 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony when the aggravated battery was intentional and involved the infliction of torture, as defined in paragraph (14) of subsection (b) of Section 9-1 of this Code, as the infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the victim.
Aggravated battery under subdivision (a)(5) is a Class 1 felony if:
(A) the person used or attempted to use a dangerous

instrument while committing the offense; or
(B) the person caused great bodily harm or permanent

disability or disfigurement to the other person while committing the offense; or
(C) the person has been previously convicted of a

violation of subdivision (a)(5) under the laws of this State or laws similar to subdivision (a)(5) of any other state.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(1) is a Class X felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(2) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(5) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(6), (e)(7), or (e)(8) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
(1) if the person committed the offense while armed

with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(2) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(3) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
(i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
“Building or other structure used to provide shelter” has the meaning ascribed to “shelter” in Section 1 of the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
“Domestic violence” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
“Domestic violence shelter” means any building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to victims or to the dependent children of victims of domestic violence pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Domestic Violence Shelters Act, or any place within 500 feet of such a building or other structure in the case of a person who is going to or from such a building or other structure.
“Firearm” has the meaning provided under Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and does not include an air rifle as defined by Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
“Machine gun” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 24-1 of this Code.
“Merchant” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
“Strangle” means intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of an individual by applying pressure on the throat or neck of that individual or by blocking the nose or mouth of that individual.
(Source: P.A. 98-369, eff. 1-1-14; 98-385, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-816, eff. 8-15-16.)





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