Around 8:05 pm today the Winnebago County police were assisting Rockford Police on an in progress call on Lawndale. A male wearing a dark hoody broke into a residence. The man was using a cell phone for a light. He stole a TV and took off on foot. police are setting up a perimeter. Still developing
Update: Silver vehicle involved. Male wearing a dark hoody.
Rockford Scanner fan contacted us around midnight and said:
“Home invasion attempt at our home on Bell Ave. Cops here now investigating. the 1800 block of Bell ave. Suspect info is unknown right now. They tried to break in through the back yard first which is privacy fenced in and came back again to the front door after the police left the first time. The cops are back now looking around again”
Around 9 pm tonight several Rockford Scanner fans were asking about what happened near the 3800 block of Shirley rd in Rockford.
As you know the Rockford police are encrypted, and they never released any information.
A Rockford Scanner fan contacted us and said there was a burglary that had just happened. Possible home invasion.
No suspect information, due to the RPD being encrypted.
Rockford Scanner fan Sarah Alfredson-Moe:
Two armed men broke into a 79 year old back door. She fought with one of the suspects and they got away with only her purse. Crime scene and K-9 units were on hand.
We want to take a second and thank everyone for sending all the information, photos, videos. SEE IT, SNAP IT, SEND IT.
An informed community, is a SAFE community.
Keep up the good work and keep sending in the information
Around 11 PM several officers were dispatched to an address on Langley in Machesney Park.
Scanner traffic said a subject was attempting to break into a garage. The homeowners were able to briefly detain the alleged suspect in the backyard and wrestled with the suspect and trying to detain them, until police arrived. The suspect took off on foot and was captured after a brief chase in the 9500 block of Gary.
: “Suspect broke into my van and my neighbors garage. Husband caught him in my van and chased him and tackled him to the ground. I feel violated. Cant feel safe anywhere.”
This afternoon police were searching for a Red or Maroon HHR with Gold wheels. The vehicle is occupied by 2 black male suspects. They are in the early 20’s wearing dark clothing.
They are wanted in several burglaries.
If you see a Red/Maroon HHR with gold wheels, call the police.
From the BPD: We have a couple of crime trends we are tracking and would like to mention them to you.
1) Recently we have had a couple of calls of suspicious calls which are convincing enough that people have thought that a loved one was arrested in another country or some other predicament. The callers will sometimes ask for you to send money or even put money on an iTunes account. If you get a call like this, and you aren’t sure if it is legitimate, feel free to contact us, and we can look into it before you send off some of your hard earned money.
2) We have had several reports of thefts around the Beloit College campus. We know that the students are awesome and want to be trusting, but unfortunately it appears that local thieves are being allowed into buildings. Yesterday there was a theft of a wallet from the Sports Center, but laptops, bikes and money have all been taken from various places around campus. We continue to work with the great people at Beloit College Security, but students and staff, please write down serial numbers for your electronics, keep your doors locked, and don’t let people into residence halls without an ID or a specific name of a student they are there to visit.
3) We had a burglary report yesterday in the 1600 block of Grant. The window of opportunity for the burglars was pretty short (about 9-11pm). During our survey of the neighbors, we had a few people mention 2 white males in a pickup truck who have been in that area asking to do jobs around people’s houses. They have been reported to get somewhat upset and/or aggressive when told that their help was not needed. We don’t have anything at this time to tie them to the recent burglary, but we are optimistic. If this description rings any bells, and you see the vehicle and/or subjects please call 7572244 so we can at least chat with them. Any license plate info on the truck would also be helpful Thanks.
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Public Safety mass yesterday. It was a nice showing, and we appreciate the support. A huge thank you to the First Congregational church parish and all of the volunteers that made the awesome care packs for our officers. They were a big hit.
UPDATE: Both suspects in custody
On Monday, November 7, 2016 at 0759 hours Rockford Police responded to the report of a Residential Burglary in progress at 3022 10th St. Upon arrival, officers located two suspects in the immediate area described as a white male in his 30’s and a black female in her 30’s. As officers attempted to stop the two suspects they fled on foot. Officers gave chase to the male suspect and eventually took custody of him. The female suspect is still at large. Property taken from the residence was recovered. This investigation is still on going.
Just before 4:30 am this morning the LPPD were dispatched to Blume’s Garage at 5614 N 2nd St.
Scanner traffic said there was a burglary alarm that went off. Officers were on scene very quickly and determined it was a valid burglary to the business. They called in the crime scene unit to the scene.
No other information at this time
On Saturday November 5th., 2016, at 5:16 PM, the Rockford Police Department responded to Bloom School, 2900 Brendenwood Road, for a report of a subject breaking into the school. Upon arrival officers found a door to the school forced open. A perimeter was set up and as the officers went to enter the school to conduct a search the suspect surrendered. The male suspect was found to be a juvenile and was subsequently charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass to State Supported Property and Criminal Damage to State Supported Property. After processing the suspect was released to a parent. The Rockford Police Department received assistance from the Loves Park Police Department and the Rockford Park District Police.
At the time of this release no additional details were available.
Police Arrest Alleged Residential Burglary Suspects. Possible Wanted For Multiple Burglaries