Rockford Scanner™: Police Release Information On Another Violent Weekend in Rockford.



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WEEKEND INCIDENTS: Below is a summary of incidents from Friday, December 7 through Monday morning, December 10.

SHOOTING: On Friday, December 7, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Mercy Health Hospital (2400 North Rockton Avenue) in reference to a shooting victim. The 18-year-old male was shot once in the arm. Officers learned the victim, identified as Joshua Whittie, was in the 3300 block of Searles Avenue attempting to purchase drugs when a male suspect shot the victim and drove off with his money. The victim’s injury is non-life-threatening. He was treated and released from the hospital and then transported to the Winnebago County Jail on outstanding warrants.

Joshua Whittie, 18, Rockford: Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (Warrant), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (Warrant), Possession of Cannabis (Warrant)

The charges against Whittie are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

STRONG ARM ROBBERY: On Friday, December 7, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers were called to the 2300 block of Wisconsin Road for a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned the 57-year-old female victim was walking up to a residence in the area when a suspect ran up, grabbed her purse and fled north in a gray sedan. The victim as not hurt.

ARMED ROBBERY: On Saturday, December 8, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Metro PCS (3611 North Main Street) for an armed robbery. When officers arrived on scene, they learned two suspects entered the store, one armed with a handgun, and struck an employee in the face with the weapon. The suspects then took money and cellphones from the store, as well as the employee’s wallet and keys. The employee, a 30-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The suspects are described as black males between 20-30 years old, 6’0” tall, one wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black gloves. The other suspect was last seen in a maroon jacket and gray hoodie.

RECKLESS DISCHARGE: On Saturday, December 8, 2018 shortly after 4:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called to McDonalds (2620 Charles Street) for shots fired. Officers learned an occupant of a vehicle in the drive-through fired off a shot into the air. No one was hurt. Officers located the suspect vehicle with three occupants in a parking lot in the 200 block of 9th Street. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody, and a handgun was recovered from the vehicle. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges.

Brandon Smith, 30, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of Handgun, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, No FOID

David Coleman, 28, Rockford: Disorderly Conduct, Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License

Smith and Coleman were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Smith and Coleman are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court

 

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Robbery Suspects Beat A Cashier in Rockford



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Sources Reporting Robbery Suspects Beat A Cashier in Rockford

Sources are reporting a store at North Town mall was robbed at gunpoint around 5:45 pm Friday night.

Suspects beat the cashier during the robbery.

It happened at 3611 N Main, Metropcs

RPD confirmed an armed robbery call. But no other details.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Several Police Working A Scene Near Loves Park


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UPDATE: VEHICULAR HIJACKING ARRESTS: On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking in the area of Lexington Avenue and Preston Street. Upon arrival, officers learned three armed, male suspects approached the 40-year-old female victim while she was stopped at a stop sign. One of the suspects demanded property from the victim, hit her with the gun, and forced her out of the vehicle. The suspects fled in the victim’s white car.

Officers located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on eastbound U.S. Hwy 20 near 11th Street. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed and officers pursued. The chase ended when the suspects crashed while trying to exit onto East State Street from I-90. The suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. A Rockford Police K9 was used to apprehend one of the suspects, and a loaded firearm was also recovered. 

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against the suspects. The third suspect, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening. Charges are pending against him following the completion of medical treatment.

Juvenile Male, 16, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police

Soldier Perkins, 19, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Fleeing to Elude

Perkins also faces several traffic charges. The juvenile was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center following treatment of minor injuries at a local hospital. Perkins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the suspects are merely accusations. The juvenile and Perkins are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


Sources are reporting a scene near Loves Park

UPDATE: Suspects were wanted in an aggravated hijacking. A couple of suspects are in custody. Sources said it appears the vehicle may have rolled over near the ramp to I-90. Still developing.


Sources are reporting approx. 20 police squad cars are at a scene near I-90 and E Riverside. At the time of writing this we do not yet know what happened.

We been told that there are several officers near I-90 and E State st as well, possibly related to this call.

We have been told this was a possible police chase that ended up into an auto accident. But not confirmed.  (Not related to the one from earlier)

Avoid the area or expect delays

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Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Rob and Rape A Woman In Rockford


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Update:

RPD labeled this violent call as “Check for well being”

Sources have told us that the men severely beat the victim (Aggravated Battery charge with great bodily harm) RPD said non life threatening injuries. Suspects got away with $95 in cash and a link card.


35 year old Randy Bray and 41 year old Anzio King have been arrested

Both men are now charged two counts each of aggravated battery, residential burglary, home invasion, and armed robbery. King faces additional charges of criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint.


Sources reporting a group of men broke into a residence and raped a woman in Rockford.  It happened approx. 3 am on Monday morning in the 2200 block of 7th st in Rockford.

The suspects robbed the victim and one of them raped the woman.

The suspects then fled the scene.





Rockford Scanner™: Fight And Shots Fired, Man taking his dog outside when a walking by got upset that the dog was barking.


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On 12-02-18 at 1:41 a.m. a Janesville Police Officer heard a gunshot in the area of N. Atwood Ave. and E. Wall St. Additional officers responded to the area and located 2 subjects by the names of Matthew Burr and Eugene Harp fighting in the area of that intersection. Both subjects were detained while the matter was investigated. Both subjects were uncooperative and denied hearing any gunshots.

Further investigation revealed that Eugene was taking his dog outside when Matthew, who was walking by, got upset that Eugene’s dog was barking.

Eugene and Matthew ended up in a physical altercation. At some point during the altercation Eugene displayed a firearm and shot off one round. No one was struck by the gunshot. Eugene suffered injuries that did not need immediate medical attention. The 9mm handgun that was fired was later located in a nearby residence and seized as evidence.

Matthew was charged with Substantial Battery. A criminal history check revealed Eugene was a convicted felon. Eugene was charged with Intoxicated use of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Both subjects were held at the Rock County Jail pending their initial court appearance.

Arrested/Charges:

Matthew A. Burr
M/W 33 yrs. old
Resident of Janesville, WI

Charge: Substantial Battery

Arrested/Charges:

Eugene D. Harp
M/W 49 yrs. old
Resident of Janesville, WI

Charges: Intoxicated Use of a Firearm
Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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 .

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Man viciously beats a woman with a bat in Rockford. 


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Around 12:30 am this morning, sources were reporting a man viciously beat a woman with a bat in Rockford. 

It happened near Brewington Oaks at 505 Seminary

A man viciously beat a woman with a baseball bat. The woman was injured and unconscious. The male suspect fled the scene.  No detailed suspect information, due to the encryption.

Still developing

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: 2 Robberies in Rockford This Morning, Victim Severely Beaten


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Armed Robbery In Rockford

Sources have told us this morning there was an armed robbery and the victim was severely beaten and bleeding heavily, in Rockford this morning.

That was around 4 am.  Unknown on the exact location, due to the encryption.

There was another armed robbery near Central and Mulberry just before 9 am.  We been told the suspects got away from both scenes.

RPD is investigating both of these robberies.

 

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Hits Victim In The Head, Victim Stops Breathing


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Serious Aggravated Battery Scene in Rockford 

Around 2:30 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a serious beating scene.  A victim was hit in the head with an object and has stopped breathing. They were able to perform life saving measures on the victim to get them breathing again.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

It happened in the 1000 block of S Church st in Rockford

The victim was transported to a local ER with life threatening injuries.

 

 





Rockford Scanner™: Large Fight At A Rockford Housing Complex


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Large Fight At A Rockford Housing Complex

Around 6 pm tonight, several police and medical personnel were responding to a large crowd that was fighting.

A large was fighting at the Auburn Manor housing on Auburn st.

At least one person is requesting medical

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Rockford Scanner™: Battery Victim At A Rockford Bar


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Battery Victim At A Rockford Bar

Sources reporting a bar fight at CJ’s on E State st in Downtown Rockford.

Reports of at least one person that needed medical attention.

No other information is available at this time.