Rockford Scanner™: Kidnapping In Rockton, Police Chasing The Suspect. Lack Of Police Transparency




On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at approximately 0630 hours, the Rockton Police Department observed a female in need of assistance in downtown Rockton. The female reported that she had been taken by force from a retail establishment in Rockford by her ex-boyfriend on Tuesday evening. She reported that she was taken to the Sugar River Forest Preserve in rural Winnebago County where she was beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted. The female victim was able to escape from the suspect at a local gas station in Rockton.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Rockton Police and Roscoe Police in taking the suspect into custody after a short pursuit along IL Route 2 and IL Route 75. The suspect fought with Deputies and Officers who were able to safely take him into custody.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives took over the investigation and after speaking with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, charges were authorized and the suspect was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The follow person was charged:

~Charles E. Swift Dob: 11/22/69 of Rockford

-Aggravated Domestic Battery (3 Counts)
-Aggravated Battery

Rockton Police charged Swift with the following charges:

-Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
-Driving After Revocation

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives will continue the investigation and further charges are pending.

The charges against Swift are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-1 DOM BTRY/BOD HARM/4+ PRI CONV

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A-5 AGG DOMESTIC BATTERY/STRANGLE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-C AGG BATTERY/PUBLIC PLACE

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-204.1-A-1 AGG FLEEING POLICE/21 MPH OVER

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/6-303-A DRIVING RVK/SUSP DUI/SSS 3RD

No bond, court date 5/16/2019 at 13:30

 


Sources are reporting a battery/kidnapping in Rockton this morning.

We sat on this story to see if police would release information on it.

Police have yet to release any information on it, so we are posting it.

It happened just before 7 am in Rockton, near Blackhawk and Main.

Sources said a suspect brutally beat and kidnapped a victim in Rockton.  Unknown on the victims status at the time of writing this.

Suspect was last seen near the library in Rockton.  Police located the suspect and the suspect fled from police. Police chased the suspect.

Sources said the police were chasing the suspect on Rt 2 southbound, around 90 MPH. But were able to capture him on RT 2 near Blackhawk.  (See photos) The police broke out the windows of the vehicle and detained the suspect in the middle of RT 2.


This brings up the next topic: 
Local police said they were going to be transparent, when encrypting. We feel the police should have at least released some kind of information on this very DANGEROUS incident. But they have yet to do so…

How transparent do you think the local police have become since encrypting?

Update: Police have confirmed the kidnapping call but have downplayed it and said it was a “Simple Kidnapping”  and that one person was in custody.  No other information was released.





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Rockford Scanner™: Shoting Victim, Possible Multiple Victims. SWAT En Route




From our friends at Beloit Scanner:

Just before 6pm Darien FD and PD along with Walworth SO went to the 400 block of Buckingham court for a shooting victim.

Suspect is a white male approx 6’3 and thin build and armed with a gun. Possibly barricaded himself inside the residence.

Might be a 2nd shooting victim inside the residence.

One confirmed shooting victim, possible 2nd victim.

SWAT is enroute to the scene.

Still developing





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Rockford Scanner™: Death Investigation Across From A Local School




Sources are reporting a death investigation in S. Beloit.

Sources said there were a lot of police and crime scene tape and the Winnebago County Coroner across from the S. Beloit Junior High School in the 800 block of Blackhawk Blvd around 7 pm.

Police has yet  to release information on the incident.





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Rockford Scanner™: Fan Reporting 2 Alligators In A Local Spillway



Fan sent us the following photos and said there was 2 alligators in the spillway near  Lathers and Hart in Beloit around 2:30 pm today.

They said they called the police to report them and they said the police were on the way.

Again, it is not confirmed at the time of posting this.  We are awaiting to hear back from officials.

Note: After we posted this, several said it appears to be a possible prank with a remote control alligator heads or alligator head decoys that scare off other wildlife.  So unknown if this is real or a possible prank.

A few years ago an alligator was located in the Rock River near S. Beloit. Officials said they believed an owner had it as a pet and then it got to large and then disposed of it in the Rock River. Officials were able to catch it.





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Rockford Scanner™: Police Searching For Suspects Who Stole From Walmart




The Belvidere Police Department is investigating a retail theft from the Belvidere Wal Mart. If you recognize anyone in these photos or know anything about the incident, please contact the Belvidere Police Department.





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Rockford Scanner™: CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Burglary To A S. Beloit Business




On Monday, April 15, 2019 the Victory Slots located at 314 S. Park Avenue was burglarized at approximately 3:45 am. The suspect entered the building by breaking the door window at the rear and then pried open two gaming machines.

Video surveillance shows a white male, possibly wearing cargo pants, a gray colored sweatshirt with writing on the front of it, a black or dark hooded shirt under the sweatshirt and red shoes.

The subject appeared to be wearing gloves and had a mask over his face. The suspect entered a dark colored sedan that was parked across the street in the Bubbles and Bows parking lot.

If you have any information on this crime please contact the South Beloit Police Department at (815) 389-3491





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Rockford Scanner™: Scene At A S Beloit Bar




UPDATE: Sources told us after we posted this, there is a half dressed woman being disorderly and fighting the police.

Cynthia Thompson said: She had her baby with her, we called the police it was awful. She was in a gray car with smashed out windows


Sources are reporting a scene in S. Beloit.

Sources are reporting: “At the Macktown bar/lounge in S. Beloit, there are  5 cop cars and 1 ambulance. Also a car with smashed windows.”

Police have yet to release any information on this.

No other information was provided.

Note:  We been told there is a disorderly woman at a business near Roscoe/S Beloit, unknown if it is related to the call above. (Beloit Scanner)





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Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Scene Near S. Beloit, Avoid The Area




Sources are reporting a serious accident scene near S. Beloit

It happened around 2:05 am near Willowbrook and Stateline.

Reports of a serious accident near this location and injuries were being reported.  Reports of multiple people are unconscious.

This sounds like a pretty bad accident, so you want to avoid the area for several hours.

This is still developing.

Check back later for possible updates.





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Rockford Scanner™: Victim Shot 3 Times In A Bar, Still Developing




Update from BPD:

We are announcing the arrest of Daniel T. Blackshear, 26, of Indianapolis, on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in connection to the April 14 shooting at Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave.

We appreciate the assistance of the U.S. Marshals who took Blackshear into custody yesterday in Indiana.

Our investigation identified Blackshear as the individual who shot a  Beloit man just after 1 a.m. April 14.


A 36-year-old Beloit man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot several times inside of Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave., at 1:02 a.m. today.

We are actively investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting. Detectives are working to identify the shooter, who fled the area in a dark-colored SUV.

We believe the shooter was acquainted with the victim and is not an ongoing risk to the community. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information about suspects or the SUV should call us at 608-757-2244


Shooting victim at a Beloit Bar

Around 1 am several emergency personnel were dispatched to Rooney’s Pub & Grub at 65 Portland Ave, Beloit, Wi, for a shooting victim.

The victim was reportedly shot inside the bar. The victim was shot 3 times. Unknown on the victims condition.

Suspect is a black male, 25-30, 5’7″-5’8″, thin build,  dark blue zipped up hoodie, skinny jeans.

No other information at this time.

Source: Beloit Scanner


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Rockford Scanner™: 5 Year old Boy Shot In Beloit




BPD: We are investigating the circumstances that led to a 5-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the hand with a small caliber handgun in the 500 block of Highland Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy was transported to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injury.

The incident remains under investigation. We are also working with Child Protective Services in regard to this investigation.

 





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