Around 6:23 am this morning several units were dispatched to the area of the 4800 block of S Perryville. Scanner traffic is saying a subject driving a truck has hit a deer. The driver is injured and is bleeding from the neck. Several units are en route. No other information.
Around 3:30 am this morning officers were chasing a vehicle. The officers involved are Winnebago County Sheriff officers. They did say the suspect vehicle description, but we missed it. The suspects were northbound on Springfield. As we are typing this, they turned eastbound onto W State near Central doing around 60 MPH. They are wanting spike strips. Still developing
Update: They have been all over the the west side of town. They are currently still chasing the vehicle doing 30 MPH near Halsted.
At 3:51 am this morning officers were able to take the suspect into custody near Conklin ct and Conklin drive. There is a group of people, they believe are the suspects friends on scene and they want many more officers there on scene to control the crowd.
Update: The subject threw stuff out the window during the chase. officers are going back to try to retrieve the items. Suspect is also wanted on 2 warrants.
Another armed robbery in Rockford
On October 12, 2016 around 10:50pm, Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of 900 N Main St in reference to an armed robbery to a citizen complaint. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, a 24 year old female. The victim stated she was returning home from work and walking to her apartment building when she was approached from behind by two unknown race males. The suspects placed what she believed a handgun to the back of her head and told her to get on the ground. The suspects then stole items from her pockets, including her cell phone. The suspects told the victim to remain on the ground for 10 seconds before she moved. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The victim did not sustain any injuries from the incident.
Suspect(s) description at this time is two younger unknown race males, both wearing dark colored hoodies and pants.
This is an on-going investigation.