UPDATE: Sources have told us that Police have charged 53 year old David Baldwin, with 2 counts of first degree murder for the death of 52 year old Scott A. Rocen. Baldwin allegedly stabbed Rocen several times, after an alleged fight. They are reported to have been friends and got into an argument over a pack of cigarettes. Police have not confirmed this.
Sources are reporting a stabbing in Pecatonica.
Sources said at least one person was stabbed near E Seventh st.
It is unknown on the severity of the injuries.
We can confirm there are emergency personnel on scene.
Police have not confirmed anything, or released any information.
Sources are reporting a rollover accident, possibly a police chase.
It happened around 2:15 am in the area of US 20 and Winnebago
A vehicle has rolled over near this location. The vehicle is rolled over onto its roof. Unknown on injuries. We been told this scene involved a police chase, but not confirmed. Several emergency personnel are on scene.
On Monday, December 10, 2018 at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 9200 block of Knapp Rd. in rural Winnebago County for a deceased male. Deputies found a deceased male off the roadway in a tree line. It appeared as if the male was intentionally disposed of at this location and did not live in the area.
An autopsy was performed by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and the victim was identified as Jamie R. Stephens (age 31) of Rockford and the cause of death was due to several gunshot wounds.
On January 23, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Nickles T. Parks 4/22/92 and charged him with 1st Degree Murder, Armed Robbery and Concealing a Homicidal Death. He is currently in the Winnebago County Jail.
On March 20, 2019,Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilynn Hite Ross authorized charges against a second suspect and Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the following person:
~Joshua J. Whittie 1/2/00 of Rockford
-First Degree Murder
-Concealing a Homicidal Death
**Whittie is currently in Custody at another corrections facility**
The charges against Parks and Whittie are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On March 21, 2019 the Winnebago County emergency operations center is releasing images and video of areas impacted where the severe flooding occurred near the Rock River, the Pecatonica River, in the Sugar River.
These images will help show the extent of the flooding and the impact on our community. This is a difficult time for our community and the Winnebago County emergency operations center recognizes the stress on residents waiting for the water to recede.