Shotspotter Leads to an Arrest on Rockford’s West Side





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SHOTS FIRED ARREST: On Monday, February 4, 2019, Rockford Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1100 block of North Sunset Avenue. Officers located the home where several shots had been fired. The residents of the home told officers that the suspect who fired the gun, later identified as 23-year-old Ernesto Sanchez, was still inside. After several hours, officers were able to make contact with Sanchez, and he surrendered peacefully. Sanchez was taken into custody, and a gun was located inside the home.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against Sanchez.

Ernesto Sanchez, 23, Rockford: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Violation of Firearms Owner Identification Card

Sanchez was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Sanchez are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.






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Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Flee From Police in Rockford, Large police Perimeter



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Around midnight, several police officers have a large perimeter around Central and Montague area.

It appears that someone may have ran from a traffic stop but this is not yet confirmed. Police have an empty vehicle stopped near Rose ave and Lincoln ave area. That is near the Barbour Elementary School.

Unknown why the suspects fled from police.

There are no suspect descriptions at this time, this is still developing.

This video we shot, was taken at the scene just seconds after the suspects fled and police had yet to set up the perimeter. 


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Serious Auto Accident Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle



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Just before 11 pm emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious auto accident in the 4700 block of North Rockton.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near this location possibly life threatening injuries not yet confirmed.

It appears from what we saw at the scene: The vehicle may have been traveling North on Rockton, about a quarter mile south of Elmwood when the accident happened.

Police have North Rockton blocked off at Elmwood and also at Embury, it appears this road will be closed for several hours while an investigation is completed. (Update: Police have put up barricades now)

Unconfirmed: From what we been told so far the victim is possibly a male. And the driver of the vehicle is possibly a female.  The accident is under investigation.

Check back for updates.


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Serious Crash on Kilburn on Rockford’s West Side


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CRASH UPDATE: The victim of the accident in the 1000 block of Kilburn sustained non-life-threatening injuries. ComEd will be on scene handling the pole for at least the next hour.


RPD responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Kilburn at approximately 3:30 pm, Wednesday. The vehicle, driven by an elderly male, crashed into a pole. The victim was taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Avoid the area.


From the Rockford Police Department.
The Rockford Police Department advises you to AVOID Kilburn Ave from School St to Auburn St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near 1000 School St will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.
 

 





Local Bank in Rockford Robbed, Suspect Gets Away






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BANK ROBBERY: On Friday, November 16, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Fifth Third Bank (3936 West Riverside Boulevard) in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a black male suspect entered the bank, implied a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled in an unknown direction with money. No one was hurt. Detectives with the Rockford Police Department are conducting a follow-up investigation. A photo of the suspect is attached. Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900.


Tim Mcgrew “I left that Bank at 16:51 tonight according to my Bank Statement. There was a White early to mid 2000’s Cadillac parked right across from the Bank Parking Lot. It was almost dark out, but it looked like the car had tinted windows. I thought it was unusual for someone to park right at the edge of the Walmart Parking lot in the place that car was. Does that constitute a tip? I don’t know”



Just before 6 pm. Emergency personnel were on scene of a bank robbery in Rockford. The robbery happened at Fifth Third bank, on the 3900 block of West Riverside.
The only suspect information at this time is a black male wearing dark clothing that fled from the scene.
Details are limited at the time of posting please check back for updates
 







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Unknown Incident at an East Side Business in Rockford






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UPDATE: Source said it was an armed robbery with a knife.  No suspect description, due to the encryption.

UPDATE: An employee said the suspect is described as a White male, approx 6 foot tall, wearing a black jacket and jeans.


A few sources have reported seeing many police at 11th street and Sandy Hollow Rd at the Walgreens.
At the time of posting it is unknown if the business was robbed or had another incident. Updates will be posted as they become available.
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Sycamore Man Charged with Nineteen Felony Charges from a Double Fatality Accident






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From the Boone County Sheriffs Office.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sycamore man on nineteen felony charges resulting from a double fatality accident which occurred on March 26, 2018.

Corey Lee, 30 years old of Sycamore, Illinois was charged with three counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Accident Resulting in Death (Class 2 Felony), two counts of On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Reckless Homicide (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Operating While Fatigued – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Inspection Requirements – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis (Class 4 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification (Class 3 Felony), one count of Operating While Fatigued (Class 4 Felony) and one count of Violation of Inspection Requirements (Class 3 Felony). Lee was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $250,000.00 (10%) bond.

On March 26, 2018 at approximately 6:30 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road and Bloods Point Road in rural Boone County. The investigation revealed that Cory Lee, who was driving westbound on Bloods Point Road in a 2015 Ford Commercial Truck, failed to stop at a stop sign. Lee’s vehicle entered the intersection striking a 2004 Dodge Dakota, which was traveling southbound on Stone Quarry Road. The driver of the Dodge Dakota, Pedro Pasillas Delgado, 22 years old, and his father, Pedro Pasillas Sanchez, 52 years old, were both killed.

The arrest of Lee came after a seven month investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was completed and turned over to the Boone County States Attorney’s Office. On November 1, 2018, a Boone County Grand Jury indicted Lee on the nineteen felony charges.

The class 2 felony is punishable by six (6) to twenty-eight (28) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 3 felony is punishable by two (2) to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 4 felony is punishable by one (1) to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


 







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RPD Charges a 46 Year Old Rockford Resident with 1st Degree Murder for Stabbing on Fawnridge DR

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MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED: A Rockford man is now in custody following a murder on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Fawnridge Drive in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers located the resident, a 61-year-old male, suffering from stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is not being released at this time.

Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, which led them to the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Jerry Saylor. Saylor was taken into custody without incident early Monday morning. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, and authorized the below listed charge against Saylor.

Jerry Saylor, 46, Rockford: First Degree Murder

The investigation at this time shows that the murder does not appear to be random as the victim and Saylor knew each other.

Saylor was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charge against Saylor is merely an accusation. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

 

 







RPD Releases Information About a Murder Investigation on Rockford’s Northeast Side.

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Sources reporting the alleged suspect is a white male with a white beard. Police have yet to provide suspect information.


MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Sunday, October 28, 2018, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers were called to a residence in the 3500 block of Fawnridge Drive in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers located the resident, a 61-year-old male, suffering from stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is not being released at this time.

Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation to the murder. No further details are available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.

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Shooting on Rockford’s East Side, Victim Runs to Local Tavern for Help

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Around 10:23 pm several emergency personnel were responding to a shooting victim at a local tavern, the shooting happened at a different location, but the victim went into Grant Park Tavern on Kishwaukee to seek help. Victim was reportedly shot in the arm. This is still developing. Check back for updates.

UPDATE: At least 10 shots rang out in the Orton Keyes a little after 10 PM tonight.  Sources reporting it was more around 25 shots. It happened at the end of Score st, in Orton Keyes.

One person was struck by the gunfire. The victim was shot three times.  The victim then went to the Grant Tavern down the road at Kishwaukee, just south of Brooke rd to seek help.

Three residences and the victims vehicle were also struck by the gunfire.

No suspect information right now, due to the encryption. Still developing.