Recent violent crime police calls
Weapons violation = Shots fired are labeled under this
In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kidnapping
A 25-year-old man from Rockford was traveling on the Cherry Valley Path near Cherry Valley Woods Dr. in Cherry Valley. Police were called to the area around 6:30 Thursday night when his motorized wheelchair got caught in water.
Part of the path goes under Interstate 39, the man was traveling under I-39 when he ran into some standing, runoff water and got stuck in the water.
Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says he could not get himself free from the water/wheelchair due to being strapped into his motorized wheelchair.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be released later today.
His name has not been released. but police are asking for your help in the investigation.
If you saw a 25-year-old Hispanic man in a motorized wheelchair in the neighborhoods around Harrison Avenue and Mulford Road, you’re asked to call the Cherry Valley Police Department at 815-332-3432 or 815-282-2600. Or, Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
It was once again a violent night in Rockford area last night.
At least two shooting victims, several shots fired and several robberies.
A shooting victim at Mercy Hospital. Unknown if it happened at the hospital or the victim was brought there.
The shooting victim was at the Mercy Hospital around 12:40 am.
Another shooting victim in the 2400 block of N Bell School rd
Numerous shots fired incidents:
Robberies at the following locations:
No suspect information on any of these violent crimes, due to the encryption.
It is safe to assume the suspects got away and are out committing more violent crimes……
Update: After posting this, the RPD did release the following:
On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at approximately 7:21 p.m. Rockford Police responded to the area of 1600 5th Ave. for several calls of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers discovered an outbuilding to a residence which had been struck by gunfire while citizens were nearby. No one was struck by gunfire and no injuries were reported.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Just after 4 am this morning, emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries.
I-39 Northbound near US 20
There is an accident that involves a semi and two cars. Total of three vehicles involved.
Injuries are being reported. Several emergency personnel are en route.
Avoid the area or expect delays
Around 4:20 AM several emergency personnel were responding to an automobile accident near Cherry Valley.
It happened in the area of Mill and Newburg. Eastbound east of the intersection. The driver hit a deer and also a parked vehicle. At least three vehicles are reported to be involved.
Injuries are being reported at the time of writing this.
At least one person is reported to be unconscious.
Extrication is needed.
Several emergency personnel are in route to the scene.