Rockford Police were reporting the following crimes in Rockford, on October 15th 2017
In Progress: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery
- 820 Westchester
- 817 W Riverside
Weapons Violation at 500 S Independence
The following happened after midnight, and technically Sunday Morning (Midnight till 2pm Sunday) Read below
Officer Reporting Shots Fired Near Cherry Valley/Rockford
Robbery on Trevor Circle
In progress (Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery) at 2018 Charles st
In Progress property (Home invasion, etc..) at 4414 Charles st
Around 1 AM this morning emergency personnel were dispatched for a rollover accident in a Loves Park Neighborhood. It happened near Tudor ln.
A caller said a vehicle crashed into a parked vehicle and then rolled over several times.
The occupants got out and fled on foot in the area.
Police quickly arrived on scene and searched the area. They located the male driver wearing all White, away from the accident scene. The officer said he could barely even understand the male subject. (Possibly DUI, not confirmed yet)
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Friday October 13, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a residence in the 800 block of Royal Ave. for a reported domestic disturbance involving a handgun. Upon arrival, officers located and detained a subject near the residence matching the description provided by the caller.
The on scene investigation by officers confirmed the subject detained was the individual observed by the victim and witnesses enter the residence and begin making threats while armed with a handgun. The gun was recovered and determined to be reported as stolen out of Rock County, WI.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office was contacted and authorized the following charges for:
ARRESTED: James, Darmarcus L 34 Rockford
CHARGE: Criminal Trespass to Residence (felony); Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon; No Firearms Owner Identification; Possession Stolen Firearm.
James was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail in lieu of bond. James is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court. No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available.
UPDATE: RFD on scene, no smoke or flames showing. No evacuations. They said they small a burning odor in the bathroom. RFD is investigating
Around 8:30 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched for a possible fire at a Rockford business. It happened at the Outback Steakhouse on E State in Rockford.
They said there is a possible fire in the bathroom area of the restaurant. Several units are en route
Due to weather conditions in the area, the Rockford Airport was able to take more diversions.
Approx. 7:40 pm tonight a monstrous 747-8 from Cathay Pacific landed at the Rockford Airport.
It came from Hong Kong then refueled in Alaska and was headed to Chicago, when it was diverted to Rockford. It is scheduled to depart Rockford approx. 9 pm and head to Chicago.
Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:18 PM CDT Oct. 14, 2017 – National Weather Service
… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight…
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* portions of north central Illinois and northeast Illinois,
including the following areas, in north central Illinois,
Boone, DeKalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebago. In
northeast Illinois, Cook, dupage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake
IL, McHenry, and will.
* Through late tonight.
* Additional waves of showers and thunderstorms will move across
the area through tonight. These storms will produce heavy rain,
and are likely to move over some of the same areas that already
received as much as four to five inches of rain. This heavy
rain is likely to result increased runoff, which will result in
rises on area streams and rivers, and may also result in areas
of flash flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.
Shortly after 3 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to Caledonia and Orth for an auto accident. Several injuries are being reported and at least 3 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. Extrication was also requested to help assist cutting at least one victim out of a vehicle. Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time. Please avoid the area or expect delays
Around 4 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched for a rollover accident. It happened in the area of Landstrom and Forest Hills.
A vehicle traveling northbound rolled over several times.
Reports are saying the driver may have fell asleep at the wheel and then rolled the vehicle, but not confirmed.
The vehicle hit a pole, and the pole is down across the vehile
The occupants said they were not injured, but medical was still en route to check the victim’s out.
On Saturday October 14, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m. officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1500 block of 14th Street in reference to reports of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive 30-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers immediately began performing life saving techniques until the arrival of Rockford Fire Department Paramedics who then transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department Investigations Bureau at 779-500-6551 or CrimeStoppers at 815-963-7867.
Around 4 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to a shooting call on Rockford’s East side.
One person was shot in the area of 14th st and 15th ave.
It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries or any suspect information, due to the encryption.
Officers responded to a local hospital for reports of a shooting victim. Officers spoke with the victim who had been struck by gunfire several times.
The victim stated he was at the intersection of S Mulford and Newburg when a vehicle pulled up next to him and started shooting.
The victim fled in his vehicle and transported himself to the hospital.
The victim was admitted and is listed in critical condition.
There was no suspect information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police or Winnebago County Crime Stoppers.
RS fan reporting 2 shooting victims arrived at a local hospital a short time ago.
Just before the victims arrived police were investigating two different shots fired calls.
#1 N 2nd and Riverside
#2 Newburg and Mulford
Unknown if the shooting victims were involved in these two scenes or not.
Still developing. Check back here for updates
Rockford Scanner Lost and Found Pet Page
RS fan Brittany J. Krutz
“I found a lost dog on State St downtown Rockford.
Not chipped but looks like it had a collar on.
Could you share this photo and see if anyone claims him?
I can’t keep the dog overnight.”
Advisory: Janesville Police Disprove Claim of Puppy Thrown in River
After widespread social and news media reports of a puppy thrown off of a bridge into the Rock River, the Janesville Police Department investigated the incident and found the report to be false.
Since the incident was never originally reported to police, an officer obtained the name of the person who turned in the dog and provided the story of how it was thrown into the river.
After interviewing that person and other members of the household, it was discovered that the story was a fabrication to avoid paying a fee to the humane society to surrender the dog.
There are no criminal charges in this incident as no false statements were made to police.
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As of 2 pm today the Rockford Police were reporting the following violent crimes in Rockford, in the last 24 hours.
- 3359 Sun Valley Terrace (In Progress: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery)
- 433 Phelps ave (In Progress: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery)
- 1st ave and 6th st (Weapons Violation)
- W State and Day (Weapons Violation)
- Louisiana and East Moreland (Fleeing from police)
- 2006 S 4th (Weapons Violation)
- Parkside and Vermont (Weapons Violation)
Details are minimal right now. Around 1:15 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched for an auto accident in Rockford. Reports are saying a vehicle has crashed into the McDonalds building in the 1400 block of Kishwaukee. Unknown on injuries at the time of writing this. Still developing
Just before midnight:
A robbery just occurred at 1315 W Lincoln Hwy. Police are investigating.
The suspect is described as MALE, MIXED RACE, BLACK MASK, BLACK HOODIE, DARK JEANS, 5’11”, THIN BUILD. ARMED WITH A HAND GUN.
RS fan Kristi and Devan:
Location is Seton Hall and Forest Hills:
“Hit and run car crash involving 2 vehicles on scene. And another vehicle that possibly fled”
Oct. 10th – Oct 12th 2017
RS Fan Kaleb: On September 22nd at around 10:30 PM, my vehicle was parked in the Alpine Village Shopping center while I was at work. A red Chevrolet Avalanche ran into my car while it was parked and then proceeded to take off. Unfortunately the cameras in the parking lot were unable to catch a license plate to see who hit my vehicle. The Rockford Police therefore can do nothing further…
However Rockford Scanner has done some amazing things in the past and i wanna see if they can help me identify the driver of this vehicle. His car has to have some damage on the passenger side and I have stills of the vehicle hitting mine
Around 4:02 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched for an accident in the 2900 block of Charles st at East High School.
It was originally dispatched as a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Then they said a child is reported to be injured. Unknown if the child was hit by the vehicle, or is injured by other means. Emergency personnel are en route
Around 3 pm today a RS fan sent us a photo of an auto accident on Longwood.
Unknown on injuries. The vehicle has crashed into a building.
No other information at this time