Janesville: On 10/15/18 at 8:00 AM, four female elementary students from Van Buren School reported that an unidentified stranger had made verbal contact with them, from a passing vehicle, and had asked them if they needed a ride to school.
All four girls were walking west to school near the intersection of W. State St. and S. Oakhill Av. The four girls reported that they ran to an adult crossing guard, just south of this intersection, and reported the incident to school authorities.
School administration and police have contacted the girl’s parents.
The male was described:
M/W, dark hair, shadowed beard, late 20’s to mid-30’s, driving a dark colored gray or blue SUV. The vehicle left traveling west after the girls ran away.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to use P3 tips or call the Janesville Police non-emergency number at 757-2244.
JPD Seeking Public Assistance in locating a suspect in a Fraud Investigation
The Janesville Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Ronald E Spaulding (27 years old). Spaulding is the suspect in a check fraud/forgery investigation that occurred at Marling Lumber in Janesville, WI. Should anyone have information on the whereabouts of Ronald Spaulding the Janesville Police Department asks you to call (608)755-3100
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.
WTVO said: After his arrest, police say Damm danced on the table in the police interview room, stacked chairs and furnishings, and stripped down to his underwear, before being restrained.
WATCH INTERVIEW: “I think it’s great,” vandalism suspect Timothy Damm told reporter Brittany Toolis about the spray painted graffiti on the Winnebago County Republican Headquarters on Sunday morning.
UPDATE: A person had an umbrella, and someone thought it was a gun.
So they treated the scene as an active shooter scene.
The situation is wrapping up. Everyone is SAFE.
Police have reviewed the cameras and also cleared the school several times. Situation is clear and everyone is safe. They treated this as an active shooter scene, to be safe.
The school released this:
Our school has been secured by the Rockford law enforcement agencies due to a report they received. There are no reported injuries from any student or staff member. Every student has been accounted for and has been transported to a secure location. At this time we are cooperating with law enforcement to ensure a safe and proper procedure.
Parents, we will keep you posted as to when we will dismiss
UPDATE from the police: Berean Baptist Christian School has been evacuated after reports of a possible armed suspect, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Treating the scene as an active shooter scene.
No injuries, police are accounting for all the students right now. And they are bringing the students over at Anna Page School, where they are releasing the students to the parents there.
Update from a source: “A woman in the parking lot around pick up time thought she saw a man go in the building with a rifle. It was a person with an umbrella with a strap on it, and after that a man ran in the building with a hammer apparently to catch the man with the rifle that was never there. Everyone is safe. The police are doing a second sweep of the school just to be sure. But false alarm. Better to be safe than sorry. And the school is always locked no matter what time it is and everyone has to be buzzed in so they would have recognized the parent with the umbrella coming in to pick up their child.”
Several sources are reporting a major scene in Rockford
Approximately 30 police officers from numerous jurisdictions are at a school, Berean Baptist school. And more police are still arriving on scene.
They have a command center and numerous officers, k-9’s, and ambulances are all on scene
It is not yet known what is going on, they are staging over at Anna |Page. They said they are going to be meeting parents of the students there
It is highly recommended to avoid this area
Students were scene crouching down and hiding behind objects. Police are setting up a perimeter in the area around the school.
it is not yet known exactly what is going on, due to the police encryption.
As soon as we know more information we will update this
VICTIM RESTRAINS SUSPECT: On Sunday, September 16, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called to the 1000 block of 14th Street for a burglary to a vehicle.
Before officers arrived, they learned the victim and his sister followed the suspect vehicle after the suspect broke into the male victim’s truck. The suspect pulled his vehicle over at 16th Street and 10th Avenue, got out and confronted the male victim.
The two got into a physical altercation before the male victim tackled the suspect to the ground and held him there until officers arrived a few minutes later. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained during the altercation. A stolen vehicle was also recovered.
Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against the suspect.
Rodriquez Bunton, 44, Rockford: Burglary to a Vehicle, Aggravated Battery, Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Bunton was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Bunton are merely accusations. As in all cases, the suspect is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Editors Note: We are now including the medical assists and information for police calls. Local police have been coding violent crimes, under these codes. Example: Rockford’s last few murders have been coded medical assists.
We were sent the following security camera footage.
Send us your security camera footage, we will post it for you.
We will keep you anonymous, if you like!
Sources have reported numerous vehicles were burglarized in the area overnight.
“PLEASE HELP AND SHARE!!!
This is security footage from my house at 2:28am this morning. This kid was hoping to be able to steal from me and my family. We leave our front lights on every night and last night happened to be the one night we forgot. Luckily, my cameras don’t care if the lights are on or off.
We live in a nice neighborhood off Mulford and Harrison but unfortunately crime is everywhere in Rockford.
A neighbor’s daughter a few houses down was the victim of a strong arm robbery in her own garage just over a month ago.
You can see most clearly from the video versus the screenshots but we’d appreciate this being spread across Facebook for Rockford residents to see and if anyone can identify him to please let us know.
Since he’s on a bike, I would guess he can’t live far from the Mulford/Harrison area and perhaps even in our neighborhood in case anyone local has seen him riding around. As he is pulling out of the driveway, it looks like he is waving so I’m guessing there was at least one other person with him.
It’s a shame to have to post this, but if it prevents a future break in or makes this delinquent rethink his future actions, then I’m happy to. Thanks in advance for any help!”
UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner says the victim is 36-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rockford. She passed away from blunt force trauma.
RPD has yet to release suspect information.
Sources are reporting a lot of police and crime scene and crime scene tape on the East side.
Reports of a body found.
It happened in the area of 10th and 9th st.
RPD is saying this is a “medical assist” call.
Sources are reporting a woman was beaten to death, but not yet confirmed.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female at an apartment in the 900 block of 10th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 36-year-old female who was deceased. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are conducting a follow up investigation. No further details are being released at this time.