Sources reporting there was a high speed chase in Rockford, Police terminated chase.
Sources reporting there was a high speed chase in Rockford, Police terminated chase.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Prince Chatman
Chief O’Shea said a vehicle crashed and the driver was shot. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where the victim was confirmed dead.
The victim has passed away.
This is a homicide investigation.
The victim is approx. 35 years old.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
Sources reporting there is a shooting that just happened in Rockford.
Pallets Fell Onto A Subject At Woodward Governor
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest
On 10/9/18 at approx. 2:00 PM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Robert A. Hardt, age 39 of Davis Junction, for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class X Felony.
Update: On 10-9-18 at 11:57 PM Beloit Police had contact with a subject matching the description in the photos released earlier and contacted the Janesville Police Department. The subject was identified as Jeffrey M. Taylor age 37 of Evansville. During the follow up investigation Taylor admitted to numerous crimes including the two in Janesville. Taylor was arrested and is currently at the Rock Co. Jail waiting an initial appearance in court.
Charges: 943.10(1)(a) – Burglary 2 counts
943.20(1)(a) – Theft 2 counts
943.41(5)(a) – Fraudulent use of a credit card 5 counts
Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Original Message: The Janesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in two reported burglaries on Janesville’s east side. In both cases the burglaries occurred during the night while the homeowners were asleep and entry to the homes was through unlocked doors. Wallets and purses were stolen. Shortly after the burglaries, stolen credit cards were used at Walmart. Even though these two incidents are three days apart, the suspect is wearing the same clothing. Residents are urged to lock all doors at night, keep exterior lights on, and call if they recognize this individual.
Anyone having information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to contact:
-Janesville Police Department at 755-3100
Details are minimal at this time due to the police encryption.
Sources are reporting a bomb threat in Rockford earlier today.
Around noon today emergency personnel were responding to a head-on collision near Loves Park.
Sources are reporting a head-on collision in the area of Forest Hills and Burden Road. Injuries are being reported, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.
Traffic is being detoured in the area so please avoid the area
Sources were reporting several officers working a scene in Rockton
Sources were reporting several officers working a scene at a Rockford bar.
It happened at the Central Park Tap at 3523 Auburn St around 11:30 pm
Rockford Police confirm there was an armed robbery with a handgun.
Unknown if it was to the business, or to a citizen.
No suspect information due to the encryption.
Sources are reporting several officers working a scene in the East side.
On 10-09-18 Steven Huffstatler, age 28, of Dekalb was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Driving While License Suspended. Huffstatler had a bond of $3,000.00 / 10%. Huffstatler will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Robert Bockman, age 37, of Dekalb was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Driving While License Suspended. Bockman had a bond of $50,000.00/10 %. Bockman will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Jacob Belter, age 26, of Stillman Valley was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Failure to Appear. Belter had a bond of $1,020 Full Cash. Belter will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Sarah Hensley, age 32, of Dekalb was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Failure to Appear. Hensley had a bond of $2,045 Full Cash. Hensley will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Yair Mejia- Gomez, age 20, of Dekalb was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Failure to Appear. Mejia-Gomez had a bond of $401 Full Cash. Mejia- Gomez will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Michael Hecathorn, age 55, of Polo was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Failure to Appear. Hecathorn had a bond of $456 Full Cash. Hecathorn will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
On 10-09-18 Scott James, age 47, of Oregon was arrested for Ogle County Outstanding Warrant. The warrant was for Failure to Appear. James had a bond of $161 Full Cash. James will return to court on 10-10-18 at 1300 hours.
EXPLOITATION ARREST: A Rockford man faces charges after a weeks-long investigation. Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted an investigation after a juvenile walking to Gregory School (4820 Carol Court) on September 19, 2018, reported that a man exposed himself to her.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, officers took 26-year-old Darren Coleman into custody. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges.
Darren Coleman, 26, Rockford: Sexual Exploitation of a Child (2 Counts)
Coleman was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Coleman are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Around 3:35 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a motorcycle accident.
It happened in the 3500 block of Kishwaukee. Near Riverdahl School
Reports of a motorcycle accident with injuries.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
Unknown if it happened at the school, or near the school.
This is a hit and run to the motorcyclist. No suspect information due to the encryption.
Avoid the area
Update: Cierra Smith Umm: “the person that fled didn’t hit the man on the bike the car in front of the man slammed they brakes n made him fall back on the car in the back of him, coming from someone who seen it”
SHOTS FIRED ARRESTS: On Saturday, October 6, 2018 shortly after midnight, Rockford Police officers responded to the 1900 block of South 5th Street in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle in the area with two male occupants and a female occupant.
The vehicle was searched, and officers located a loaded firearm. Officers also learned the female passenger was wanted on a warrant, and found her to be in possession of a substance believed to be cannabis
. All three suspects were taken into custody. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges.
Aldridge Nolan Jr., 20, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, No FOID
Aurelious Friar, 18, Rockford: Possession of Cannabis, Failure to Appear (Warrant)
The 20-year-old male driver was released with a citation. Nolan and Friar were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against them are merely accusations. Both Nolan and Friar are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Teen Dead On Floor, With A Lot of Blood. Family Doing CPR
Update: Not yet confirmed, but sources are reporting this is the alleged suspect in this robbery. The jail confirms that Nickolas Wright was arrested for armed robbery, but police have yet to confirm that it was for this incident.
Sources reporting another armed robbery in Rockford.
This robbery happened near 453 N Springfield ave around 10 pm.
The Mobil gas station was robbed at gunpoint.
Suspect came in and demanded money, then fled.
Suspect is a black male wearing a dark hoody and a white halloween mask armed with a small semi automatic handgun.
Fled northbound from the scene. Police setup a perimeter and used a K-9 to track the suspect, which was unsuccessful.
The suspect is still loose.
No other information at this time
Sources reporting a home invasion in Roscoe
Update from the RPD:
ARMED ROBBERY TO CITIZEN
Date: 10/06/2018 8:03 pm
Location: 2325 Wallace St
On 10/6/18 at 8:03 pm, Rockford Police Officers responded to an armed robbery to citizen in the 2300 block of Wallace St. The victim had just parked a car and was approached by the suspect. The suspect struck the victim multiple times in the head with a handgun prior to taking his wallet and keys. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries.
The suspect was described as:
Black male, 6’00”, 185lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a red mask. The suspect was armed with a black handgun.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.
Sources are reporting a death investigation in Rockford.