Sources are reporting a home invasion in Rockford.
It happened near 606 Miriam in Rockford around 10:26 pm tonight.
Suspects are described as the following:
There are two suspects: Both are described as black males approximately 6’3, Wearing white bandannas and both are armed with guns.
We’ve been told there are injuries possible multiple injuries but as you know we cannot confirm anything right now due to the police encryption and the Rockford police have yet to release any information
With the spring weather comes the reports of animal wildlife being spotted in the city. A fisherman up early this morning fishing near the foot bridge by Portland Avenue reported seeing a cougar on the shore. Our officers checked the area and didn’t locate the cougar.
While cougar sightings are rare in Wisconsin, there are things you can do to enhance your safety. If a cougar approaches and does not immediately flee, stand tall, wave your arms, throw stones or other objects and yell. Don’t run, but slowly back away from the site, keeping an eye on the cougar.
We are also receiving reports about a fawn that has been snacking in gardens in the area of Cranston Road, Austin Place, and Collingswood Drive. The fawn’s mama is nearby – so please leave the fawn alone.
If you do happen to see an animal that looks like a cougar, please let us know so we can inform the rest of the Beloit community. You can contact us at 608-757-2244. You can also report cougar and other large mammal sightings to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources online using the link below.
On June 4, 2019 at 5:00 am, members of the South Beloit Police Department conducted a search warrant at 1710 Gardner St., Tollway Inn. Two subjects were located in the room and taken into custody. A search of the room revealed approximately 23 grams of suspected heroin, 61 grams of suspected cannabis, drug paraphernalia, and cash.
This case was reviewed by the Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office and the following charges were authorized:
Arrested: 32 year old Jerrell S. Cotman of Chicago, IL
Charge: Possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance (Class X Felony)
Charge: Possession with the intent to deliver cannabis (Class 3 Felony)
Arrested: 28 year old Morgan D. Golden of Beloit, WI
Charge: Possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)
Charge: Obstructing Identification (Class A Misdemeanor)
Jerrell and Morgan were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
PLEASE BE AWARE OF IRS PHONE SCAMS
How do these scams work? The con artists make unsolicited calls to you claiming to be an IRS official. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill and convince the victim to send cash, through a wire transfer or a prepaid debit card or gift card. The suspect may also leave “urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls”, or send a phishing email.
Many phone scams use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport, or revoke the driver’s license of their victim if they don’t get the money. The scammer often will use an altered caller ID number to make it look like the IRS or another agency is calling. They will IRS employee titles and fake badge numbers to help them appear legitimate. The scammer my also use the victim’s name, address, or other personal information to make the call sound official.
These types of scam phone calls remain a continued threat to our citizens. The Loves Park Police Department wants to remind everyone to not provide any information to these scammers!
Date: 06/04/2019 2:33 am
Location: 2225 W. Riverside Blvd.
On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 02:33 am Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 2225 W. Riverside Blvd. reference an Aggravated Robbery which had just occurred. The victim indicated they were returning to their vehicle when they were approached by a juvenile who demanded money and acted as though they were armed with a handgun. The victim fled the scene and called 911. Officers located 2 juveniles hiding in the area and they were taken into custody. A toy gun was recovered. Charges pending review by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or CrimeStoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867)