From the BPD:
We need your help right away Beloit.
Folks driving this SUV possibly a beige/Tan/gold Jimmy or Chevy Blazer have been firing paintballs at people tonight. They have hit a couple of different people, and we need to get in contact with them before any more serious injuries occur. One victim was struck in the face near the College. We are heading to a similar call on the West Side now. If you see the vehicle call in right away to 7572244. If you see them firing, call 911.
Around 12:20 am this morning a broadcast came over the scanner in reference to an armed robbery to a business in the 2200 block of Charles st. The suspect fled in a White 2000 Olds Alero. The suspect is described as a White male, 5’10, 160 lbs, white bandanna, blue hooded jacket, dark pants. Officers are investigating.
At Midnight on 11-4-16 officers responded to Slots Of Fun, located at 2233 Charles St, in reference to an armed robbery to the business. Officers met with an employee and a patron who were the only two occupants of the business at the time of the incident.
The victims stated a subject entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He took money from both victims as well as an undetermined amount of money from the business. The suspect also took the employee’s car keys, then fled in the victim’s vehicle, south bound on 18th St.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, thin to medium build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and a bandanna over his face. No one was injured during the incident.
Around 7:45 am this morning a couple Rockford Scanner fans have contacted us and said there is an automobile accident in the area of Kishwaukee and 5th. Unknown on injuries. The accident is reportedly blocking traffic. Please avoid the area or expect delays.
Rockford Scanner Fan Nancy Leming Cohlmeyer: “Someone just crashed into the concrete on the gates at the Scandinavian cemetery at Prospect and Rural and took off”
This was approx. 1:15 pm today. No vehicle description was given.