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.
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.
Animal Services Announces Free Pet Adoption Days
Thanks to a Grant from Maddie’s Fund
Adoption fees waived September 27-29, 2018
(Rockford, IL) – If you’ve been waiting to add a pet to your family, now is the perfect time! Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) is offering FREE adoptions on all cats and dogs starting Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29, 2018. WCAS hopes to find homes for 75-100 animals during this three day event. This Free Adoption Event is made possible through a grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.
“Winnebago County Animal Services will be going through some exciting changes over the next few weeks, and as we’ve been planning for those changes it became very evident that we need to clear some space in the shelter. If we’re able to send home several dozen pets to new homes we will be in much better shape to make the necessary changes to improve the shelter for the long term”, says Brett Frazier, Animal Services Administrator.
Frazier also stated, “Maddie’s Fund is an awesome partner, not just to this shelter but to shelters nationally, and we’re thrilled that they have jumped on board to help us send home a lot of pets here in Winnebago County.” Frazier noted that interested adopters can stop at Animal Services ahead of the event during open hours to see dogs and cats who will be available.
All adoptions include a wellness exam, spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations including a one year rabies shot, flea and tick preventative, and more. Winnebago County residents also receive a one year rabies registration tag. WCAS will also have a streamlined adoption process. There’s no longer any pre-approval required and pets will go home the same day.
To help Winnebago County Animal Services save more lives, adopt a companion animal, view hours, or to volunteer, please visit their website at www.wcasrock.org or call 815-319-4100.
ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT CONCLUDED A THREE MONTH DRUG INVESTIGATION WITH THE ARREST OF FOUR SUBJECTS FOR SMUGGLING NARCOTICS INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION.
INVESTIGATORS WITH THE BELVIDERE/BOONE COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT INMATES IN THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL WERE CONSPIRING WITH OUTSIDE INDIVIDUALS TO DELIVER NARCOTICS INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. DURING THE INVESTIGATION THE METRO NARCOTICS UNIT SEIZED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
OVER THE COURSE OF THE THREE MONTH INVESTIGATON THE METRO NARCOTIC UNIT ARRESTED THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS:
SHANE F. EICHHORN, AGE 39 (INMATE BOONE COUNTY JAIL),
ASHLEE N. RIENER, AGE 34 (MCHENRY, IL), JENNIFER L. BREWER, AGE 42, (GENOA, IL), AND CHARGED LARRY G. LEWIS, AGE 41, (ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF BRINGING CONTRABAND INTO A PENAL INSTITUTION (CLASS 2 FELONY).
EICHHORN, RIENER, AND BREWER ARE LODGED INTO THE BOONE COUNTY JAIL. LEWIS REMAINS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. BOND HAS BEEN SET FOR EICHHORN, BREWER, AND LEWIS AT $100,000/10%. BOND WAS SET FOR RIENER AT $150,000/10%.
A CLASS 2 FELONY IS PUNISHABLE BY 3-7 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE BELVIDERE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-547-6433 OR BOONE COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS AT 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) AND WWW.BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST CAN BE PROVIDED WITH A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00
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.
I am in desperate need of your help my 16 year old daughter is missing and has not been heard from since the 6th.
There has been no activity on her phone or social media since 6 pm on the 6th
Her name is Destiny Mclaren and she is 16 years old.
I have made a police report but they have been no help to me at all if you could post this along with her picture I would forever be grateful.
I am offering a reward to anyone who can help bring my child home
Destiney McLaren is 16 old. She has missing from 20th & Samuelson Rd Rockford, IL since July 6th around 6pm. No activity on her phone or any other Social Media. She is not a runaway. Destiney is 16, 5’1. 112lbs. Long Brown Hair and Green Eyes. There is a reward for any information on my my daughter that brings her home safely.
On Saturday June 23, 2018 around 11 pm officers were called to the 2600 block of Bilbury Drive on a missing person’s call. The caller told officers his 21-year-old girlfriend, left their house at 6 p.m. to go for a walk and never returned. The caller reported that the missing female has a medical history of seizures. Deputy Warmoth and his K9 Ares conducted a search of the area and located in Atwood park 2 miles away alive and semi conscious and having a medical episode. She was transported to Swedish American Hospital by New Milford ambulance and was treated for a undisclosed condition.
Full Story: Just after 7pm on June 24, 2018 a MABAS call went out for boats and divers for a water rescue near South Perryville Rd and the Kishwaukee River near Rockford, IL for four kayakers on the river. Several departments across Northern Illinois and up to 50 fireman responded to the call for four kayakers that were stuck/stranded on the river. Some other kayakers on the river heard them calling for help and attempted to help them, but when that did not work, 9-1-1 was contacted. All four kayakers were safely rescued for the river with no injuries to report. Photo and video to come!
UPDATE: Four total victims, all have been safely recovered out of the water and are being checked out by medical staff now. High, fast moving water was said to be possible cause for water rescue. Photos and videos to come.
There is a possible search and rescue in the area of South Perryville Rd and Kishwaukee River. A MABAS call has been toned out for back up from several departments across the area for boats and divers. We have very limited information at the time of initial posting, but check back for updates.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman who suffers from severe Alzheimer’s disease.
On June 12, 2018, Kathleen Humphreys, 77 year old female was reported missing by family members. Mrs. Humphreys is described as a while female, 5’06”, 135 lbs., and wearing white plaid pajamas. At approximately 6:30 pm, Mrs. Humphreys left her residence located in the 10000 block of Briarwood Court, Belvidere, driving a white 2007 Buick Lacrosse, bearing Illinois license plates E491480.
If anyone has seen Kathleen Humphreys or the vehicle, they are asked to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at (815)544-2144