Just before 12:30 pm today the Rockford Police are investigating a carjacking that happened in Rockford today. The only information the RPD provided to the public, was there was a carjacking at Harrison and Manchester.
RPD did not release the suspect information or the description of the vehicle.
RPD is encrypted and no other information is available
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 300 block of Cole Avenue regarding reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as 27-year-old Isaiah Starks of Rockford, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where the victim was pronounced deceased.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. During the investigation officers and detectives located a subject, later identified as 41-year-old Jamie Spates, who was believed to be involved in the incident. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for Spates. Spates was taken into custody and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond. A photo of Spates is attached.
ARRESTED: Jamie Spates, 41-years-old, Rockford, Ill.
CHARGE:First Degree Murder
BOND: $2 million / 10%
This is an ongoing active investigation. The Rockford Police Department asks for the public’s help in identifying and locating any witnesses or other individuals involved in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau, 779-500-6551, or CrimeStoppers, 815-963-7867. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Spates are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Spates is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
UPDATE Across un-encrypted airwaves: They said the suspect is now in custody and canceled the 10-68
Rockford Police said “No Comment” when asked
UPDATE from the Rockford Police: Note: RPD didn’t release suspect information, even though it was broadcast across the un-encrypted airwaves from other departments. (See bottom for suspect info)
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 300 block of Cole Avenue regarding reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Rockford Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where the victim was pronounced deceased.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.
This is a confirmed murder. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The male is approx. 27 years old. Still developing
Around 1:10 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to a shooting victim call in Rockford. It happened near 351 Cole ave in Rockford.
There is a shooting victim that is laying in the middle of the roadway.
No suspect information, due to the police encryption.
Update from a RS fan & un-encrypted airwaves from other departments: Suspect vehicle is a blue or black smaller SUV with a possible partial plate of Q19716. The suspect is believed to be a black male driver around 25 to 30 years old, 5’6″ wearing a white shirt, black pants. Last seen east bound.
Just before noon today there was an auto accident with injuries in Machesney Park. It happened in the area of Forest Hills and 251. There are reports of 2 vehicles involved and possible entrapment. The severity of the injuries are not yet known. The accident is causing traffic delays, so please avoid the area.
Around 3:30 pm today police were chasing a suspect in a vehicle. The suspect crashed near Spring Creek and Mulford. The suspect fled on foot and police chased the suspect into Highlander and were able to take the alleged suspect into custody. Unknown on injuries. Still developing
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm–500 N. Central Avenue
At approximately 1410 hours, Rockford Police Officers responded to N. Central Avenue / School Street reference shots-fired.
Upon arrival, Officers located shattered glass and several shell casings in the 500 block of N. Central Avenue.
Officers later located a parked vehicle in the parking lot of 1707 School Street that had been struck by gunfire. The parked vehicle was not the source of the shattered glass and did not appear to have been targeted.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department.
At approximately 2309 hours, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2700 block of Charles Street, in reference to an armed robbery to business. An armed subject entered the business. The suspect demanded money from the clerk, then took an unknown amount of money, and fled on foot.. The suspect was described as a black male, early to late 20’s, 5’4″, 170 lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with dark pants. No one was injured during this incident..
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867
Details are minimal right now, Around 11:10 pm tonight there was an armed robbery to a business in Rockford.
It happened at the Family Video on Charles St.
The suspect is a black male, 30 years old, 5′ 4, wearing a gray hoodie, khaki pants, and armed with carpenter’s knife. Last seen on foot from the business.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 12:40am officers with the Rockford Police Department responded to the 800 block of N Sunset Ave in reference to shots fired. Once on scene officers located a 33 year old male victim who was near his unoccupied vehicle that was struck by gunfire. No one was injured and the suspect was described as a black female driving a red vehicle.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Crimestoppers at 815-963-7867.
On Monday, October 2, 2017 at approximately 12:40 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2200 block of 11th Street regarding a report of a wanted subject inside a vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. Officers ceased pursuit of the vehicle. A short time later, officers found the vehicle crashed into the creek near the Kent Creek bridge. Officers located two occupants of the vehicle and took them into custody. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
ARRESTED: Pierre S. Watson, 24
CHARGES: Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance 1-15 grams, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis 30-500 grams
The charges against Washington and Watson are merely accusations and not evidence of their guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Washington and Watson are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
No further details are available at this time. Further information will be released should it become available.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Illinois — An unidentified 59-year old female Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigator was assaulted while checking on the welfare of a child.
Around 6 p.m. on Friday, September 29, police responded to a home at 309 Hagar Avenue in Milledgeville, Illinois. Investigators say a 59-year-old woman who works for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was checking on a child when she was assaulted by the child’s father.
The DCFS investigator was transported to Sterling CGH by Milledgeville Ambulance and later flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.
Investigators say the child’s father, 25-year-old Andrew Sucher, fled the scene. Lee County sheriff’s deputies later arrested Sucher in Dixon, Illinois.
Mr. Sucher is in the Carroll County Jail. He is charged with aggravated battery, and bond is set at $200,000.
Mr. Sucher, was already on a $15,000 bond for charges of aggravated battery of a child, and misdemeanor battery, domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a domestic battery in a Whiteside County case when he was arrested Friday in Dixon.