On Wednesday November 9, 2016 at about 11:45 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to Kent Creek adjacent to the 3100 block of Auburn Street in reference to a Death Investigation. The body of 36 year old, Cedric Merriweather, of Rockford was found in the creek by a work crew.
On Thursday November 10, 2016 an autopsy was conducted by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office. The results revealed that Merriweather died as a result of blunt force trauma and drowning, making his death a Homicide.
Update: A man has been found under the nearby bridge. Reported to have been found by the Winnebago County Inmate Work Crew. Still developing
Still no information from the Rockford police
Credit: Katherine N
Rockford police are encrypted so no information from the RPD.
Around 11:55 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the 3100 block of Auburn st for a person who had passed away. Rockford Fire Department arrived on scene, and said that the RPD were handling the scene and they were going back in service. It is not yet known how the person died. The RPD have not released any information. We will try to post an update if we can.
Around 7:30 am
“Multi vehicle accident at the intersection of Dickenson Rd and Eddie Rd. 3 vehicles that I could see, a black Cadillac Sedan, white SUV, and a school bus. Cannot confirm if there were children on board the bus or not but there was another bus parked at the opposite corner that may have been called to transfer students…but again, that is just an assumption. I think it was a RPS district 205 bus.
Bus was facing west on the northeast corner, Cadillac facing east on the southeast corner, and the SUV was in a yard facing south on the southwest corner.
The second bus was facing east on the southwest corner, behind an ambulance. Several rescuers on scene, good idea to avoid the area. That area may be experiencing heavier than usual traffic due to Telegraph road closed between Winnebago Rd and Kilburn Rd”
UPDATE: Around 1:30 pm today a regatta boat has went under. The occupant(s) are believed to be OK. It is unknown on the cause .
There have been several reports of citizen boats on the closed river causing issues and wakes.
They have requested a police boat to be on the river today to assist with the citizen boats causing issues. But they do not have a police boat on the river.
UPDATE: The river is closed from Riverside and Whitman. The boats are not listening and are interfering with the regatta. There is at least one boat on the river giving the event a hard time.
Today many people are down on the Rock River.
HEAD OF THE ROCK REGATTA
Steeped in tradition, our Rowing Crew plays host to the Head of the Rock Regatta every October. This decades-old race draws more than 2,000 rowers from across the country and more than 5,000 spectators to the banks of the Rock River.
Fee: Free to spectators
Around 7:43 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the area of Broadway and 9th st. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this intersection. At the time of dispatch, injuries were being reported. please avoid the area or expect delays
Rockford Scanner fan Brenda said there is a person shot on Kennett ave in Rockford.
Police and crime unit has road blocked and are investigating.
We did hear police on Kennett and were en route to a local ER.
Injuries are believed to be non life threatening.
No suspect information
No other information was provided.
Rockford Scanner Fan: “Two dogs missing from Brooke and 9th st on Rockford east side . One brindle pit and one black and red sable German shepherd please contact Samantha at 815-914-7149”