On March 19, 2017 at about 9:00 p.m., Rockford Police SCOPE officers were on patrol in the area of Broadway and 23rd Street when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, northbound on 24th Street approaching Broadway. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of 21st Avenue and 25th Street but the driver did not stop. As the driver attempted to flee from officers, he drove up over a curb at Wesleyan Park, causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The driver eventually came to a stop at Ohio Parkway and Constance Avenue. Officers took the driver, identified as 28-year-old Rockford resident Troy Neal, into custody. Neal was charged with the following offenses:
Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
Revoked Driver’s License
Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
Stop Sign Violation
Neal was transported to the Winnebago County Jail.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Neal are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On March 19, 2017 at about 11 p.m., members of the Rockford Police SCOPE team went to an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Forest Hills Road to conduct a warrant check on 21-year-old Rockford resident, Marquell Reddic. Reddic was wanted on an Aggravated Fleeing to Elude warrant. Upon arrival, officers located Reddic sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle that was parked in the parking lot. As officers attempted to take Reddic into custody, he began to resist and fight with officers. He was taken into custody. Reddic suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated, released, and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a quantity of heroin, marijuana, and cash.
Reddic was charged with the following offenses:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin within 1000 feet of a Church
Violation of the Cannabis Control Act
Aggravated Fleeing to Elude Warrant
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Reddic are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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On Friday, March 17, at about 1:30 AM, a Loves Park patrol officer observed Derik T. Fort (36) crossing the 6600 block of Riverside Blvd. The officer knew that Fort was wanted on an aggravated domestic battery warrant, but when the officer attempted to stop him, he ran southbound. Additional officers & a K-9 responded to the area.
During a search for Fort along the south side of Riverside Blvd., other officers also began surveillance of residences in the area Fort is known to have association with, including in the 7100 block of Sue Lane & the 8800 block of Harvest Hills Tr.
During the surveillance, officers observed a van return to the home in the 8800 block of Harvest Hills Tr., that had left the residence about the time Fort ran from the officer. When backup units arrived on Harvest Hills, the officers searched the van, but Fort was not located. Officers also searched a residence on Sue Lane, but Fort was not located there either.
On Monday, March 20, Loves Park patrol officers & investigators went to nearly a dozen homes in the Rockford area that Fort is known to have associations with, however Fort was not found.
Anyone with information on Fort’s whereabouts is asked to call Loves Park Police at (815) 654-5015, their local police, or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867. Callers do not have to leave their name.
A person wanted on a warrant is presumed innocent of the charges, unless the person is convicted by a Court of Law
Location: 407 FORREST AVE
The victim was at her residence when an unknown black male entered her residence through an unlocked south door. The suspect confronted the victim in the living room of the residence pointing an unknown type handgun at her and demanding she lay on the floor. A relative heard some commotion and came from an upstairs bedroom who was also confront by the suspect and demanding she lay on the ground. The suspect grabbed the victim’s Iphone from the couch then tried to open a closed bedroom door asking “Where’s the money?” The relative then got up and started to wrestle with the suspect before he ran out of the residence east bound.
Suspect: M/B, 5’-8”, 120 lbs., 18 years of age wearing a black hooded sweat shirt that zipped up carrying an orange back pack.
This is an ongoing investigation
Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters are on scene extinguishing a semi trailer fire on I-90 3.5mm. The driver was able to unhook the cab and move it away from the fire. The trailer is full of paper towels. Photo by Hrfd Photographer Sheryl Drost.
On Sunday, March 19th, at approximately 11:02 pm, officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to 4600 Pembrooke Place, in reference to the report of a Home Invasion.
The victims were a 19 year old Rockford woman and a 25 year old Rockford man.
Both victims were inside the residence and heard a knock at the door.
The woman answered the door and observed two men (suspects) she knew.
One of the suspects had a baseball bat. The suspect with the bat forced his way into the residence and the second suspect followed.
The first suspect attacked the male victim and struck him with the bat but did not cause any injury.
The suspects left the residence and the victims contacted police.
This investigation is ongoing
Around 11:30 PM officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluff in South Beloit. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has crashed into a pole and also a building near this location. When the officers arrived on scene the suspect fled in the vehicle. The vehicle had debris hanging from the vehicle as it fled. Officers pursued the vehicle and were able to take the suspect into custody at gunpoint in the 700 block of Oak in Beloit
Thunderstorms are expected to develop across portions of Iowa and Missouri this evening and may track into portions of northern Illinois late this evening and overnight. While the threat for severe thunderstorms is not particularly high, there is a some potential that a couple storms could produce marginally severe hail. The greatest threat lies south and west of a Rockford to Joliet to Paxton line. Elsewhere, showers and a few rumbles of thunder are possible. Additional showers and thunderstorms are possible on Monday.
Around 7:10 PM the Rockford fire department were dispatched for a motorcycle accident with injuries. It happened near the airport at Kishwaukee and Beltline. A motorcycle went off the roadway and the motorcyclist is injured. There are two people injured, they might be requesting a second ambulance to the scene . Sounds like this is near the end of runway 7. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time. Please avoid the area or expect delays
Update: 2nd ambulance dispatched
Around 5:10 PM the Rockford fire department were dispatched to E. State St. and Trainer for a fire call. Scanner traffic is saying there is a mulch fire at the Nissan dealership. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Rockford fire department is en route.
Just before 5 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to an automobile accident on N. 2nd St. in Loves Park. It happened in the 6200 block of N. 2nd St. in front of the Arby’s restaurant. A bicyclist was hit by a motor vehicle near this location. Non-life-threatening injuries were being reported at the time of writing this. Please avoid the area
Just before 2 pm today RS fan contacted us and said there is a fully engulfed garage fire on Hononegah Rd by the high school. Unknown on the cause of the fire at this time.
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at about 11:15 p.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an apartment at 1035 McKnight Circle in reference to a death investigation. When they arrived, officers could smell the strong odor of vehicle exhaust coming from inside one of the closed garage doors. Officers were able to make entry into the garage where they located a running vehicle and the bodies of two male victims, ages 24 and 21. It was later learned that both victims were students at Rockford University.
On Monday, March 20, 2017, an autopsy was conducted on the two victims. Preliminary autopsy results indicated that both victims died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Detectives from the Rockford Police Department have conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. At this time there has been no evidence of foul play and it is believed the death of the victims was an accident.
No further information is available for release at this time. Additional information may be released as it becomes available.
UPDATE from the Rockford University:
UPDATE: RPD saying this is a “Medical Assist”
Several Rockford Scanner fans said there were 2 bodies recovered last night at the Hampton Meadow Apartments. According to google maps this is near 1035 McKnight Circle in Rockford. RS fans said there were multiple police officers on scene and they removed two bodies from the scene. Police crime scene tape is up all over the scene area. A vehicle was also towed away from the scene. No other information at this time. We will post updates as they become available.
RPD is encrypted, so there is no information.
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SHOOTING: One Person Shot During A Drive By In Rockford
On Saturday, 3/18/17 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers responded to the 900 block of Cunningham in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival it was determined that a Hispanic male had been shot in the leg. He was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, and is said to be in stable condition. This investigation is ongoing
At 6:25 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched for a shooting victim. It happened near the 900 block of Cunningham. This is a drive by shooting. No suspect information. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Still developing.
Note: Rockford Police are encrypted and have not released any information
Update: The suspect might be in a Silver vehicle last seen northbound. Police said the victim is believed to have suffered non life threatening injuries.
Just before 4:30 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the 7900 block of Forest Hills Road. Scanner traffic is saying there’s a bad accident near this location and multiple people are injured. There are multiple minors involved in the accident. A lot of minors are screaming in the background. The scene sounds pretty chaotic. Avoid the area. This is still developing
Around 4:15 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to 9951 Rock Cut Crossing at OSF. Scanner traffic is saying a subject was changing a tire on the north side of the building, when the vehicle collapsed onto the subject. Several emergency personnel are en route
According to the Rockford Police Department following crimes happen on Friday, March 17
- Only three shots fired calls. Those were in the area of the 1600 block of Remington, Furman and Blaisdell, and Elmwood and Gladstone.
- Numerous traffic stops
- An aggravated battery in the 1200 block of Andrews
- Four medical assist calls. In the past the Rockford Police Department has labeled shooting victims as medical assist calls. So theoretically it is possible there was for possible shooting victim yesterday.
- Three in progress calls (Shooting, Stabbing, Home Invasion) those happen in the 1300 block of eighth Street, 5000 block of East State Street, and the 2400 block of South Alpine
- One carjacking in the 2100 block of 23rd st
- And only five burglary calls
On March 18, 2017 shortly after 930am, Rockford Police and Fire Departments were sent to the 1400 Block of Kishwaukee St in reference to a victim of an armed robbery was at a business. Upon arrival, a 40 year old male was located with a laceration to the back of his head. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for a non life threatnening head injury. The investigation revealed this victim was walking in an alley in the 700 block of Broadway when he was approached by one of two suspects. This suspect produced a handgun and demanded his property. The victim said he was then struck in the back of the head by the second suspect. This victim said he lost consciousness and when he came to, he found his wallet and other property were missing. The first suspect was described as a Black Male in his 20’s with braided hair wearing a leather coat. No description of the second suspect was given.
Just before 10:30 AM this morning the Rockford fire department were dispatch for an automobile accident. Details are minimal at the time of writing this. The accident happened near College and Fifth Avenue/Kishwaukee. At the time of dispatch injuries were being reported but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. Please avoid the area or expect traffic delays