NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
SHOOTING ARREST: On Thursday, December 13, 2018, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the area of Arline Avenue and Richmond Street in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male victim who had been shot in the legs. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers learned the incident was domestic related, and detectives and SCOPE officers conducted a follow up investigation. The suspect, 33-year-old Samantha Holt, was located a short distance away after she fled the scene on foot, and a weapon was recovered. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, and authorized the below listed charges.
Samantha Holt, 33, Rockford: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Domestic Battery
Holt was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Holt are merely accusations. She is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
On 12-7-18 at 4:30 PM Janesville Police responded to Woodman’s Grocery for a subject attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspects left prior to officer arrival in a black 2009 Nissan Cube. Officers later located this vehicle parked in the Target store parking lot occupied by a subject sitting in the driver’s seat later identified as Kierre Washington.
In plain view officers saw additional $100 bills located in the door pockets and cup holders. While Washington was being taken into custody another subject exited Target and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The second subject was identified as Tysean Pollard.
After searching the vehicle, $1100.00 of counterfeit $100 bills, paper with $100 counterfeit currency printed on it, and a small printer were recovered as evidence. Also recovered was $1098.00 of real US Currency.
It was later discovered six businesses in all were hit by these subjects which included Woodman’s Grocery, Target, Kohl’s, Festival Foods, Walmart, and Shopko. Both Pollard and Washington were arrested and held at the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
Arrested: Pollard, Tysean J. age 17 of Madison, WI
Charge: 943.38(2) Forgery 6 counts
Washington, Kierre M. age 18 of Madison, WI
Charge: 943.28(2)/939.05(2)(C) Party to crime/Forgery 6 counts
Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3:6 Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Update: Not yet confirmed, but sources are reporting this is the alleged suspect in this robbery. The jail confirms that Nickolas Wright was arrested for armed robbery, but police have yet to confirm that it was for this incident.
Sources reporting another armed robbery in Rockford.
This robbery happened near 453 N Springfield ave around 10 pm.
The Mobil gas station was robbed at gunpoint.
Suspect came in and demanded money, then fled.
Suspect is a black male wearing a dark hoody and a white halloween mask armed with a small semi automatic handgun.
Fled northbound from the scene. Police setup a perimeter and used a K-9 to track the suspect, which was unsuccessful.
(AP) — The judge is rebuffing claims that a youth football coach brandished a gun during a fight with parents, and he agreed to set lower bonds for both men arrested during the melee.
Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris of Valparaiso, Indiana, and 39-year-old Devorah Clark of Merrillville, Indiana, are facing felony charges stemming from the Saturday fight in Rockford.
They were coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts when a postgame fight broke out with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents.
The Rockford Register Star reports three witnesses told police they saw Clark with a gun, but Judge Francis Martinez said during a hearing Tuesday that the weapon was found in Clark’s car.
A prosecutor sought $50,000 bonds for both men. Martinez set a $25,000 bond for Clark and $5,000 for Morris.
COACHES ARRESTED: On Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to reports of a large fight at Rockford Lutheran High School (3411 N. Alpine Road) with at least one armed suspect on scene. Officers learned that at the conclusion of a football game, Calumet City Thunderbolts coaches were involved in an argument with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents. It escalated to one parent striking a coach. No students were involved in the argument.
A Calumet City coach, identified as Terrance Morris, displayed a firearm which sent crowds of people running. No shots were fired. Officers subsequently took Morris and another coach, Devorah Clark, into custody. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a firearm.
The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone with information should call 815-966-2900.
Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against the suspects.
Terrance Morris, 43, Indiana. – Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action
Devorah Clark, 39, Indiana. – Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action, Obstructing Identification, Resisting Arrest
Morris and Clark were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the men are merely accusations. Morris and Clark are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court of law. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time
Several sources are reporting a very large police presence, working a scene on the East side.
UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner says the victim is 36-year-old Jennifer Lewis of Rockford. She passed away from blunt force trauma.
RPD has yet to release suspect information.
Sources are reporting a lot of police and crime scene and crime scene tape on the East side.
Reports of a body found.
It happened in the area of 10th and 9th st.
RPD is saying this is a “medical assist” call.
Sources are reporting a woman was beaten to death, but not yet confirmed.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH: On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers were called for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female at an apartment in the 900 block of 10th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a 36-year-old female who was deceased. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit are conducting a follow up investigation. No further details are being released at this time.