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Suspect Flees From Police, Arrested For Gun And Many Other Charges

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On September 23, 2016 at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Rockford Police Specialized Community Oriented Police Enforcement (SCOPE) team initiated a traffic stop in the 1000 block of 5th Avenue for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and was observed disregarding traffic control devices fleeing the area. Officers deactivated the lights and siren and did not chase the vehicle. A short time later, officers observed the same vehicle parked and unoccupied in the 600 block of 16th Street. They observed a male, identified as 24-year-old Rockford resident, Martel Williams, on the front porch of a residence in the 600 block of 16th Avenue. As officers approached, Williams attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase. Williams was found to be in possession of a handgun which was later determined to have been reported stolen from Madison, Wisconsin.
Williams was charged with the following:
No Rear Registration Light
Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
Resisting Obstructing a Peace Officer
Aggravated Unlawful Use Weapon
Unlawful Use Weapon by a Felon
Possession Stolen Handgun
No FOID Card
Suspended Driver’s License
Failure to Appear Warrant (unrelated)
Williams was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. A photo of Williams is attached.
No further information is available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of la


Accident With Injuries In Rockford



Around 10:36 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Rockford and E State st in reference to an automobile accident. At the time of dispatch, injuries were being reported. Please avoid the area or expect delays.




Rollover Accident With Extrication Needed In Rockford

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Around 8:54 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of the 3800 block of Latham st. Scanner traffic is saying there is a rollover accident near this area. Injuries are being reported. Extrication was also being requested for at least one person trapped inside the vehicle. Several emergency personnel are en route.



Another Armed Robbery In Rockford, Suspect Wearing McDonalds Outfit

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On Monday, 9/26/16 at approximately 0212 hours, officers responded to the 1100 block of E. State St. in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. Upon arrival they spoke with a female victim who stated she had just been robbed.

She stated a black male approached her on foot and “implied” he had a weapon under his jacket. The victim said she gave the suspect money after a brief struggle, and he then ran southbound through a business parking lot.

The suspect was described as a B/M, in his 20’s, 5’7” (thin build), wearing a black jacket, black pants, black bb cap (with McDonalds emblem), and a white shirt tied around his face. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.





Man Arrested For 5th OWI & Making Threats Towards Officer



OWI-5th Offense Arrest

On 09/24/16 at 9:05 P.M., an officer of the Janesville Police Department observed a vehicle violate a traffic control signal at the intersection of US Highway 51 and W. Delavan Dr. almost causing a collision. The officer later stopped the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Rockport Rd. and Linn St. The officer had contact with the driver, Edward A. Strzyzykowski, who smelled of the odor of intoxicants and displayed other signs of impairment by alcohol.

Strzyzykowski refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. Strzyzykowski was arrested for OWI-5th offense. A check of his driver’s license showed 4 prior convictions for alcohol related incidents and a revoked driving status.

Once in custody, Strzyzykowski became uncooperative and made threats to harm the arresting officer. He was transported directly to the Rock County Jail. At the jail, Strzyzykowski continued to be uncooperative and refused to provide a sample of his blood for evidentiary testing. A search warrant was drafted by the officer and the blood sample was eventually obtained. The results of the blood sample are currently pending.

Strzyzykowski remains at the Rock County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance.

Edward A. Strzyzykowski M/W 55 years old 2130 S. Palm St. Janesville, WI

346.63(1)(A) OWI- 5th Offense
346.62(2) Reckless Driving- Endanger Safety
343.44(1)(B) Operating Motor Vehicle After Revocation
344.62(1) Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance
940.203(2) Battery/Threats to Law Enforcement

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.




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Unknown Scene in Rockford, Multiple Officers On Scene

Around midnight, a Rockford Scanner fan sent us a photo of a scene at the smoke shop on 11th St. and Reed.  At the time of writing this it is not yet known exactly what is going on.  But there are multiple officers on scene.

 No other information is available since the Rockford Police Department are encrypted

Rockford Scanner fan Kevin Russell: “They got robbed I was there”

Rockford Scanner fan Karina Ramirez:  “That’s my husband and some drunk fucktard attacked him and he fought back”


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Couple of armed robberies in Rockford, including Baskin Robbins



Several Rockford Scanner fans have contacted us in reference to a couple arm robberies in Rockford

#1 1200 block of Morgan Street
#2 Baskin Robbins in the 4100 block of Newburg.

No suspect information at the time of writing this

On 09-25-16, at 9:50 PM., the Rockford Police Department responded to the Baskin Robbins Ice Cream shop at 4180 Newburg Rd. for an Armed Robbery.  Upon arrival officers were advised that a single suspect had entered the business armed with a silver handgun.  The suspect demanded money from the clerk which he was given.  The suspect then fled the business eastbound on foot.  The clerk was not injured in the incident.  The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 20 years of age, 5’7, 150 lbs., short hair, black windbreaker jacket, black pants, and amed with a silver handgun.

At the time of this post no additional details are available.


Suspects flee from an officer doing 85 miles an hour, Several officers assisting

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Just before 10:30 PM officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Main and Latham. The vehicle fled from the officer and was headed westbound on Latham doing 85 miles an hour. The vehicle turn north on Rockton. Shortly afterwards the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot Eastbound. Several officers are en route to assist in the search for the suspects




Automobile accident in Loves Park

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Just after 10 PM the Loves Park Police Department were dispatched to top cut comics on N. 2nd St. in reference to an automobile accident.  No injuries were being reported at the time and dispatch




Possible Hit & Run To Person On Bicycle in Machesney Park



Update from fans: The man is allegedly under the influence and fell off his bike.

Around 6:17 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of N Second and Copper drive. Scanner traffic is saying there is a person laying on the ground next to a bicycle. In the northbound lanes. He may have been hit by a vehicle. He is unresponsive. Several units en route