On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Loves Park Patrol Officers received a complaint from a man who allegedly lost $700.00 in a game of chance inside Truck Liquidation Sale, 6307 N. 2nd St.
Officers responded to the store & met with staff. During the investigation, Albert Mazurkiewicz (Townsend, Georgia) was arrested & charged with Operating/Promoting Gambling. Games allegedly used in the gambling were seized.
Officers noticed that illegal weapons, including stun guns, throwing stars & brass knuckles were being offered for sale inside the store. A search warrant was obtained, the store was searched & the weapons were seized.
The store manager, Sumeet Pahouja (Powell, Ohio) was charged with Unlawful Sale of Weapons.
Anyone who purchased weapons from the store concerned about possessing the item, or who may have been drawn into the gambling is asked to call the Loves Park Police Department at (815) 654-5015, Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30 PM.
The defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Around 1 am officers attempted to stop a vehicle. The vehicle fled from the officer. The officer chased the vehicle. The vehicle did not have a plate on it. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, but officers caught the suspect. This happened near Barton. The vehicle was stolen and they also recovered a gun. The vehicle was registered to an address on Seminary
On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.
This is an on-going police investigation
Rockford Scanner Fan:
“A lady tried to scam her on Saturday. This lady knocked on her door and told her that the lady that lived next door had tire trouble and when she got it fixed her card was declined and they wouldn’t take a check. Just then the neighbor they were talking about pulled out of her garage. Mom said “Oh look there she is now”. The lady mumbled something about she must have got it fixed and ran off. This happened in Nothingham Manor just north of Rockford off Owen Center road.”
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.
On Wednesday police were dispatched to Loves Truck Stop in reference to a semi truck that was stolen. The truck driver went inside the business, while inside someone stole his semi. Police were able to track down the semi via GPS that was installed in the semi.
Only one officer was available and was following the semi. The officer wasn’t able to stop the vehicle right away. A semi truck driving down the highway realized what was going on and assisted the officer in stopping the stolen semi. That truck driver took his own semi and moved in front of the stolen semi and block the stolen semi in.
They were able to successfully take the suspect into custody.
A Rockford Scanner fan said she saw police with their guns drawn on the suspect and had him on the ground with his hands on his head when she drove by the scene.
RS FAN : Pembrook plaza blocked off.
Around 2 pm today several units from the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to an address on Stowmarket. Even the HAZMAT unit was dispatched to the scene. Scanner traffic is saying there is a suspicious package near this location. Several units are en route.
Yesterday was a pretty violent day in the Rockford area.
Below is a recap of some of the violence:
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A snake gave passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico quite the s-s-scare on Sunday.
Video captured by Indalecio Medina shows the serpent slithering from the ceiling near an overhead luggage compartment before partially dropping into the cabin of the Aeroméxico flight.
The scene garnered plenty of comparisons to the Hollywood thriller and action movie, “Snakes on a Plane,” starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Medina told ABC News today that he “controlled the snake with a blanket” before the plane landed in Mexico City and animal control personnel arrived.
Aeroméxico said in a statement that “due to the presence of the animal and following security protocols, the flight was given priority to land” at Mexico City International Airport. Once the plane landed, airport personnel “secured the reptile.”
“The procedures carried out for this flight are currently being evaluated to determine how the animal entered the cabin and measures have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future,” Aeroméxico added. “For Aeroméxico, the security of its passengers and crew is of the highest priority and it always works to meet the highest quality standards.”
Recently a complaint was taken of a person identifying themselves as a police officer. The person was described as a m/w approximately 6’0”, medium build, blue jeans, baseball hat and sunglasses. The male was driving a dark colored Chevy with blue and red lights in the grill. We are looking into this report still, and you should be aware these calls are very rare.
We wanted to show you what our cars look like when the lights are on. We do have a couple variations of our cars, but this is the most common one we use. If you ever have a question if you are being stopped by a real police officer, turn on your flashers, slow down, call 911 and confirm with Dispatch that the police officer stopping you is really the police. If they have all of this equipment they are likley real, and you should stop.
We will post the vidoes of our different cars, and photos of them.
Thanks for your understanding.
Have a great day
be safe and be vigilant