On 09/06/18 at approximately 12:22 AM Rockford Police were sent to The Circle K at 3819 Broadway to investigate an Armed Robbery to the business. The store employee stated a masked suspect entered the store and displayed a handgun while demanding cash.
During the robbery the suspect struck the employee in the back with the handgun. The suspect left with an undetermined amount of cash and fled south on foot.
The armed robbery suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front. The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap and had a dark bandanna covering his face.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Rockford Area Crimestoppers.
Sources are reporting a house fire on the West side.
It happened around 10:15 pm tonight in the 1800 block of Loomis in Rockford.
A computer in the attic area of the residence has caught on fire.
The house is filling up with smoke. One person is reporting they are having a difficult time breathing and an ambulance has been dispatched.
Sources are reporting a multiple vehicle accident with multiple injuries in Rockford.
It happened around 9:45 pm in the area of S Alpine and Carthage.
Reports of up to 4 vehicles involved.
At least 2 injuries were reported, and 2 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. Still developing. Avoid the area or expect delays
Sources reporting a couple of bad accidents in Boone County.
A bicyclist has been struck by a vehicle near Spring Creek And Town Hall.
Also a Semi is involved in an accident near 173 and Caledonia
Injuries being reported at both scenes.
Witnesses are reporting both the scene look pretty bad, avoid these areas
Sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford.
Suspect shot at least two victims vehicles.
We have been told 3 people were shot, but we can not confirm this yet.
2 vehicles are confirmed struck by gunfire.
Suspect was last seen in a Silver Sedan that was last seen on Arthur.
Unrelated to the shooting incident above: There is also another shooting scene near W State and Central, sources are reporting. Unknown on injuries or property damage.
No suspect information
Several sources were reporting a vehicle has crashed into a building in Rockford.
It happened this afternoon in the area of S Main and Morgan.
A vehicle has crashed into a nearby brick building.
Unknown on injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Several sources were reporting a scene at a local Walmart.
It happened around 3 pm today at the Walmart in Belvidere.
Reports of a gas leak at the Walmart, and everyone inside the store including the employees had to evacuate the building.
No reports of injuries at the time of writing this.
The cause of the leak, is under investigation.
UPDATE: This is a fatal accident. One person is confirmed dead.
The male driver of the red car, who was traveling east on Spring Creek, has died after crashing head-on into the maroon car (westbound) at approximately 1:15 this afternoon.
Around 1:20 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident in Rockford.
It happened in the area of the 3500 block of Spring Creek.
There is an auto accident near this location.
Injuries were being report, unknown on the severity of the injuries.
Three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.
It is in front of Eisenhower Middle School.
Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle.
Avoid the area or expect delays
RPD is on scene of a serious, 3 car accident on Spring Creek Rd. in front of Eisenhower Middle School. Spring Creek will be shut down for several hours. The only way to access the school is from the east. Driftwood Lane is still open.
Sources reporting a serious stabbing incident early this morning in Rockford.
A man approx. 45 years old was stabbed in the chest.
It happened in the area of Rockton and Acorn.
Original reports said 709 Horsman, but the victim was found at Rockton and Acorn.
The victim was stabbed at least one time in the chest and they were applying pressure to the stab wound. The injuries are believed to be life threatening, but not confirmed. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.
Due to the encryption, no suspect information.