At 8:30 p.m. on November 16, 2016 Rockford Police were called to the 700 block of N. 1st Street reference an armed robbery to citizen report. The female victim advised that as she arrived home and parked her vehicle she was approached by an unknown Asian male 5’4, 150 pounds, dressed in all black clothing wearing a bandana with a skull design covering his face. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded her purse. She complied and the suspect was last seen running Northbound from the scene on foot.
Rockford Scanner Exclusive:
Rockford Scanner Fan Brendon Hullinger saves a man from jumping from the Riverside bridge. And tells Rockford Scanner his personal story about saving the man from jumping!
Rockford Scanner Fan : I am the one who saved this mans life. It was a huge life experience for me!!
I am so happy that he did not jump off of this bridge.
I was definitely scared at this moment.
But, I did pray with him and he did pray with me as well.
He also said that he is depressed because he got his children taken away from him. And that they are gone.
I feel so blessed.
Around 10 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the Riverside Bridge. Scanner traffic is saying there is a bicycle on the ground and a man on the railing. It is not yet known if the bicyclist was hit by a vehicle, or if this is a possible jumper. Several units are on scene. The bridge is blocked off from traffic, so please avoid the area. Still developing
Rockford Scanner Fan “My nephew saved this mans life tonight. He was jumping off the bridge.”
Around 3:06 am this morning the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the area of Kilburn and Maple. Initial reports are saying there are two structures on fire near this location. Unknown on injuries. They confirmed two structures are on fire.
At 3:32 am they cleared the west house on the 2nd floor of life. At 3:28 am they cleared the west house of life.
They are moving fire trucks from other stations to cover the area.
The Salvation Army was dispatched. Sounds like at least one of the houses involved was occupied.
BREAKING: ANOTHER FIRE at 919 Acorn, there is another house fire. This was believed to be arson, someone lit the porch on fire. But was extinguished, but is flaring back up again.
UPDATE Rockford Fire Department Battling a 4th structure fire
Note: Sounds like there is a serial arsonist on the loose in the Rockford area. Many structures have been set ablaze recently.
Most recent double fires were on Charles st, http://rockfordscanner.com/2016/09/rockford-fire-department-battling-two-house-fires-on-rockford-eastside/
There have been MANY arsons in the Rockford area over the last year or so with vacant houses. They will only say the fires are being investigated and can not rule out a serial arsonist.
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