Around 3 am this morning a broadcast came over the un-encrypted airwaves of the Illinois State police in reference to an armed robbery in Rockford.
It happened on Ridge ave in Rockford around 2 am.
The suspects fled in a Dark Blue Chevy Lumina 2 door.
#1 Male black around 6’2, wearing a black jacket or hooded sweatshirt. Armed with a gun.
#2 Male black, 5’6 wearing a White jumpsuit and armed with a gun
Last seen on Auburn st headed westbound
Around 1:30 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a vehicle.
The officer said they were attempting to stop the vehicle for minor traffic violations when the vehicle fled from the police.
They chased the vehicle for awhile and even thought about putting the stop sticks out. Around 1:37 am the Sargent told the officers to terminate the chase.
They located the vehicle at 11000 block of Deacon drive a short time later, it was abandoned. They are going to get a police K-9 to track.
Update: One person in custody
The Rockton Holiday Lighted Parade will begin this Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. The parade route runs from Hononegah High School in the 600 block of East Main Street westbound through downtown in the 200 block of West Main Street. At about 5:30 p.m., expect traffic delays or stops on East Main Street at Hononegah High School. There will also be delays and stops on Blackhawk Blvd. (IL 75) near downtown Rockton. Please plan ahead as it can become difficult to identify detours during this time.
North Main Rd (IL Route 2) will be open for north and southbound traffic. Rockton Rd. and Dorr Rd. will also be open for N/B & S/B traffic. We appreciate your patience and expect safe travels for every
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Around 5:35 pm tonight 2 local fire departments were dispatched to 2 different fires.
#1 I-39 and MM 120 ~ Asphalt on fire (Unknown how) Was originally dispatched as a grass fire.
#2 Cottage and Warren near Rockton ~ Fire on side of the road/ Possibly leaves on fire.
From the RPD:
We are investigating reports of criminal damage that occurred between 11/25/16 and 11/29/16 at Village Green Park and Settlers Park.
The damaged property consisted of Christmas lights and holiday displays at Village Green Park and spindles and decorative lighting of the gazebo at Settlers Park.
Thanks to the un-encrypted airwaves of the Winnebago County police, we were able to hear the 10-68 of a bank robbery in Rockford.
The suspect fired off their gun inside the Harvard Bank at 2470 East Rock Drive in Rockford. The suspect was robbing the bank. Unknown if anyone was injured.
The suspect is a white male, 5’10, wearing a ski mask. He fled in a dark colored grand prix with tinted windows. Plate # of N536020 or similar.
The plate comes back to an address near Rockton.
Around 9:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to an address on Wild Deer Trail near Roscoe. Scanner traffic is saying there is a house fire near this location. Everyone is reported to be out of the residence. Emergency personnel are en route
UPDATE: Confirmed active fire. Mutual aid requested from nearby fire departments.
Just before 2:30 pm today several agencies were dispatched to I-90 near the stateline. There is a multiple vehicle accident with injuries near the rest stop. At least one vehicle involved has rolled over. Several area departments were dispatched to the scene. Still developing, avoid I-90 near the stateline, or expect delays
Just before noon today officers spotted a stolen vehicle. The suspects fled on foot. Hononegah went on soft lock-down to be safe. Officers took the suspects into custody at gunpoint near E Franklin and the school lifted the lock-down. No other information.
Rockford Scanner Fan Laura Kraman :
“Hello, I was wondering if you could put a message out for me. My company AMS will be doing road work the next 3 days (Wed, Thurs and Friday) on Willowbrook Rd between Elevator and McCurry, then McCurry and Rockton Rd. We wanted to ask drivers to be cautious of the workers. Thank you.”