On 3/24/19 at 0528 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Henry St. in reference to a Home Invasion.
Through further investigation, Officers learned the victim returned home and found two males actively burglarizing the residence.
The victim confronted the suspects and was battered by the suspects. The victim fled the residence and called 911. The suspects had fled by unknown means prior to police arrival. Victim sustained minor injuries.
S1 – H/M, 35-40 years of age, bald, long beard, large build, dark clothing.
S1 – H/M, 20-25 years of age, shaved hair, smaller build, dark clothing.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Sources are reporting a local firefighter has been charged with multiple counts of arson.
Police have arrested 21-year-old Brandon Cox on multiple counts of arson.
He is booked in the Winnebago County Jail on $25,000 bail and his next court date is 3/25/2019 at 1:30 pm.
There have been several fires in the Blackhawk Fire Department District, at the trailer park on S Main near Blue Lake, Gold River, etc… We been told his charges stems from some of these fires. The same district he was reported to be a firefighter in. It is not yet clear if he is still a firefighter now or not. Officials have yet to release any information on this.
On 03/22/19 at approximately 5:05 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Lindenwood Road in rural Lindenwood, for the report of an accident with injuries.
A blue 2009 Honda SUV was driving north on IL Rte. 251, attempting to turn right onto Lindenwood Road. A gray 2010 Dodge truck was also northbound on IL Rte. 251 following the Honda. Prior to the Honda completing its right turn, the Dodge truck drove onto the right shoulder of IL Rte. 251 striking the Honda.
The Dodge truck then lost control and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof in the northbound lane of IL Rte. 251. The driver of the Honda, Katrina Weir, 24, of Monroe Center, was not injured.
The driver of the Dodge, William Doane, 71, of Davis Junction, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Illinois State Police, Rochelle Fire Department and REACT helicopter.