Sources are reporting a vehicle fled from officers in loves park on E Riverside. The vehicle fled westbound on Riverside. Police followed the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed near N Main and W Riverside.
Multiple injuries were reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.
Police have yet to confirm this.
The traffic lights are out, and at the time of writing this they were in the process of trying to restore the traffic lights.
I want to first start off by saying thank you to the sources who contacted me on this story. Keep up the good work with SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT!
Sources said several shots were fired near Winnebago and Johnathon around 10:30 pm. Multiple people called the police to report the shots fired. The reporting parties said the call-taker said they were not going to send anyone out, just to collect shell casings. So the reporting parties called several times to get the police to come out to investigate and collect the shell casings in the roadway. And the police call-taker said they weren’t going to send anyone out, because it was not an emergency.
So the reporting parties contacted me, to work the story.
Almost 2 hours after the shots were fired and police never showed up.
That is almost 2 hours of people walking through the scene, touching, driving through the scene, etc… BEFORE I even showed up to the scene to work the story.
I arrived on scene and talked to the reporting parties. And then I filmed the scene and then did a live video. I did the live video approx. 12:15 am.
The police saw the live video, Then they responded within minutes. Shortly after I stopped the live video, the police arrived on scene because they saw the live video.
The officers said they were unaware of the scene. But yet multiple people called several times to the police, both 911 and non-emergency and the police call-taker never sent the officers out to investigate, until I did the live video.
When the officers pulled up I pointed to the shell casings so they knew where the scene was. They got out and talked to the reporting parties and then began their evidence collecting and investigation.
Police later released the following info:
On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at approximately 10:44 pm Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the area of N. Winnebago St. and Jonathan Ave. for a call of shots fired. Officers located spent shell casings near the intersection and located an occupied residence at 3200 N. Winnebago St. struck by gunfire. No injuries reported.
No suspect information.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867
Sources are reporting an incident that happened on a flight to Rockford last night. The flight was from Mesa to Rockford, on the Allegiant flight #563.
Sources said several police officers had the plane passengers detained and would not let anyone off the plane.
“The Rockford PD was waiting to board the plane. We, the passengers were kept on the plane for quite awhile not able to deplane while the officers questioned other passengers.
We were not given any information, just asked to remain in our seats while someone was escorted from the flight.” a source told us.
We have tried to get information from the airport and RPD, both declined comment.
According to the RPD call log, there was a “medical assist” but it is unknown if it was related to this incident.
CRASH UPDATE: On Saturday, August 24, 2019, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Rockford Police Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident in the 3700 block of Broadway. Officers learned a vehicle traveling westbound crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle going eastbound. The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 54-year-old female, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. Her name is not being released at this time. The 15-year-old male passenger in the westbound vehicle and the 37-year-old male driver of the eastbound vehicle were both transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Rockford Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is on scene investigating the accident. The public is asked to avoid the area for the next several hours. No further information is available at this time
CRASH UPDATE: 1 person pronounced deceased, 2 others transported to a local hospital. Reconstruction team on scene investigating.
We heard the female approx 50 years old and the male in his 20-30’s were transported to a local hospital. There are reports a 3rd victim, And their condition is unknown. Extrication took approx. 15 minutes according to sources.
UPDATE: This is a confirmed fatal. Officials have confirmed one person has died and 2 others have been transported.
Sources are reporting a head on collision.
It happened approx. a bit after 6 pm tonight in the 3800 block of Broadway.
That is near Eastmoreland and Sexton.
Reports of a head on collision near this location.
Injuries were being reported. We have been told the injuries do appear to be serious. (Possibly fatal) But officials have not confirmed this yet.
Victims are reported to be a female approx. 50 years old. and a male in his 20-30’s. And an unknown 3rd victim.
Extrication is needed.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
AVOID the area