Rockford Scanner®: RPD Says Medical Assist, Numerous Police And Crime Scene At A Scene In Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!



Several sources reporting a scene at a Rockford gas station.

Numerous police and fire personnel are on scene at 3299 S Alpine at the Marathon Gas Station.

Crime scene tape all over the area and the crime scene unit.

RPD labeled the call as a “Medical Assist”  in their call logs. 

Seems to be a lot of police on scene for it to be a “medical assist”  and why would you need crime scene tape up and a crime scene unit, if it was medical?

We been told it was a victim that was robbed and shot.

But can not confirm this due to the encryption.

You can see in the videos above and below, it definitely appears to be more than just a “Medical Assist”

Update from a fan: “I live in the neighborhood. Definitely not medical assistance. Owner said a person was shot, but not at gas station. I will send you pictures of area outside my house right after the ” medical asst” The officer said to me, reports of gunshot. Asked me if I heard anything.”







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: House Struck by (Gunfire) Numerous Bullets in Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

 

On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 2217 hours Rockford Police Officers dispatched to the area of  1000 19th St. reference calls of shots fired.

Officers located a residence which had been struck numerous times.

No injuries were reported.

A dark colored 4 door vehicle with tinted windows was seen fleeing the area north bound.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information concerning the incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department Officer-In-Charge (OIC) at 779-500-6498 or Crime Stoppers at 815- 963-STOP (7867).

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Sources Reporting Another Rockford Business Just Robbed






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

 

Sources are reporting another Rockford business robbed.

This one happened a little bit ago (Approx. 5 PM) at the Dollar General on Auburn st.  Sources are reporting  crime scene tape on the doors and the crime scene unit there.

No suspect information, due to the encryption

Heather Hungate-Brown  said:   “Suspect was caught. He tried robbing the store with a broken bottle.”

RPD confirmed an “In Progress: Person”
In the past the local police have labeled the following types of crimes as this: Shooting, stabbing, robbery, kidnapping, death.







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Septran Bus Involved In An Accident in Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

 

Around 3:20 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injures with possible extrication needed.

There is an auto accident in the area of Alpine and Newburg.

A Septran bus is involved. There are 3 or 4 students on the bus.

Avoid this area, or expect delays

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: 14 Year Old Charged With Shooting A House in Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

 

UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1000 block of 19th Street in reference to reports of multiple shots being fired and a residence being struck by gunfire.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the occupants of the home and observed the damage to the property as a result of the gunfire.

During the course of the investigation, officers had contact with a 14-year-old male. The juvenile was found to be in possession of a firearm.

He was taken into custody without incident. The facts of the case were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and the following charges were authorized:

Juvenile male, 14, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Violation of the Firearm Owners Identification Card, Curfew Violation

The 14 year old was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center. The charges against the juvenile are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Man Wanted For The Murder Of Jennifer Jones






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

WANTED FOR MURDER: On Sunday, November 11, 2018, shortly before 1:00 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station, 4315 Auburn Street. During the course of the investigation, officers located a 37-year-old female shooting victim, Jennifer Jones, who died as a result of her injuries. A second gunshot victim, a 25-year-old male, was also located and treated at a local hospital.

Detectives and officers of the Rockford Police Department have been conducting an on-going investigation. The facts of the case were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. A $10 million bond arrest warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Rockford resident Marquell Longs on the below listed charges.

Marquell Longs, 26, Rockford: First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon

The charges against Longs are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information on Longs is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers 815-963-7867.

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Vehicle Crashes Into A Residence & Is On Fire






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


UPDATE: The vehicle was fleeing from police. It happened on W Grand. The white G6 was recovered from the scene, but the black male driver with curly hair was still able to elude police on foot and is still loose in the area.


Vehicle crashed into a house and now is on fire.

It happened just before 11 am, near 709 Brooks near Beloit, WI

A vehicle has crashed into a residence and is now on fire.

Unknown on injuries.

Once we get more information and an exact location, we will update this. If you have information,please contact us. Thanks.

Destini Outadisworld Samuel







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Another Armed Robbery in Rockford, Police Investigating






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

From the RPD:

On 11/13/2018 at 9:59 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, 110 S Alpine Rd, in regards to an armed robbery to the business.  Officers met with employees of the business who reported that a single suspect approached a cashier, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the register.  The suspect obtained a small amount of money and fled the area on foot.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect was described as being a white male, around 25 years of age, 6’00” tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket and hat, and a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.


Sources are reporting an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened around 7:30 pm near 3325 N Main.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.

Note: This is Walgreens, according to the google maps.

There have been numerous robberies at the local Walgreens and CVS stores in recent weeks.

Check back later for updates

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Ceiling Collapsed Onto A 12 Year Old in Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

 

Around 7:15 pm tonight, emergency personnel were responding to a ceiling collapse call in Rockford.

A ceiling has collapsed onto a 12 year old female.

She is reporting injuries.

It happened near 1512 5th ave

Unknown why the ceiling collapsed.

Still developing

 

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Diocese of Rockford releases a report of substantiated claims of sexual abuse of minors in the Diocese.






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

Update: They may have released this information, because of a recent lawsuit according to the NWHerald at  http://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/18/lawsuit-against-illinois-catholic-dioceses-urges-bishops-to-disclose-potential-sex-abusers/a44d59a/


Full report at https://www.rockforddiocese.org/pdfs/safe-environment-program/Letter_to_the_Faithful.pdf

Diocese of Rockford publishes list of those clerics accused of sexual abuse of minors

The Diocese of Rockford today, Nov. 14, published a list of those priests, permanent deacons and religious priests and brothers against whom a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse has been reported.

That list, along with a letter from Bishop of Rockford, David J. Malloy, is published here in its entirety.

Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Malloy


https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/18/lawsuit-against-illinois-catholic-dioceses-urges-bishops-to-disclose-potential-sex-abusers/a44d59a/

A group of alleged sexual abuse victims are calling on Rockford and other Illinois Catholic dioceses to publicly disclose the names of potential abusers.

Attorneys spoke at a news conference Thursday about the “conspiracy of silence” they believe surrounds reports of sexual abuse within the state’s Catholic churches.

Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County accusing the Chicago, Joliet, Belleville, Peoria, Springfield and Rockford dioceses of failing to disclose or only partially disclose the names of clergy members who have been accused of sexual abuse.

Specifically, the Dioceses of Rockford, Belleville and Springfield have not disclosed names of any clergy members who might have been credibly accused, Anderson said.

“Most importantly, Bishop Malloy in the Diocese of Rockford has not disclosed any lists of offenders accused or credibly accused,” Anderson said. “Nothing. Silence. Secrecy. Suppression of truth they know to be.”

The Diocese of Rockford oversees Catholic churches in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Carroll, DeKalb, Kane, Whiteside, Lee and Ogle counties. Two people are suing the Diocese of Rockford for “conspiring to hide a public hazard.”

The suit names not only the accused priests but also the bishops who allegedly were complicit by choosing to “hide” suspected abusers, Anderson said.

If the lawsuit is successful, each diocese would be required to publicly release the names of anyone accused of child molestation along with their history of abuse, pattern of grooming and sexual behavior and last known address.

Attorneys further requested the dioceses adopt a new policy of dealing with allegations of clergy abuse.

Three people spoke Thursday about how the Illinois dioceses handled their reporting of sexual abuse.

One man, Joshua Bollman, recounted abuse he experienced at the hands of a priest, Peter Kohler, in Lena, which is within the Diocese of Rockford. The alleged sexual abuse happened in 1999, when Bollman was
12 years old, according to the lawsuit.

Kohler has since died.

Penny Wiegert, director of communications for the Diocese of Rockford, said the diocese is aware of the accusation. Wiegert also issued a news release Thursday to address other claims.

“The Diocese of Rockford, along with the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria and Springfield are currently in full cooperation with the State Attorney General Office’s inquiry into each diocese’s handling of childhood sex abuse claims against clergy,” according to the release. “So as to a response to the lawsuit announced and filed this morning by Mr. Jeff Anderson, there will need to be further review of what this lawsuit seeks to accomplish beyond that of the state’s attorney general.”

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her plans in August to contact the six Illinois dioceses and review all records tied to sexual assault and abuse.

The announcement came on the heels of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that identified at least seven priests who had connections to Illinois. Madigan will refer any findings to the appropriate state’s attorney’s offices, according to the Attorney General Office’s website.

Allegations in the Diocese of Rockford are rare, but its officials are remaining vigilant, Wiegert said.

“Every priest, employee and volunteer who comes in contact with children in the Rockford diocese or its parishes and schools, must undergo a criminal background check and complete training in our Safe Environment programs in order to prevent, detect and report abuse of any kind by any person,” according to the release.

At least one McHenry County Catholic school employee has been accused of sexual abuse within the past year. Gerardo Gallaga was a maintenance worker at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Cary when he was arrested in 2017 on allegations that he sexually abused a young girl.

Gallaga’s case is ongoing, and he is due in court Nov. 9.

Anyone who wishes to report incidents of sexual abuse and assault by the clergy in Illinois can call the attorney general’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 or email clergyabuse@atg.state.il.us.

Source: nwherald







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Police Investigating A Business Robbery, Asking The Public For Assistance Locating The Suspects






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

The Beloit Police Department is investigating a robbery at Mexico Dominicana located at 854 Henry Avenue.

The two suspects below entered the store at approximately 8:13 pm on 11/13/2018 and took money from both registers.

The suspects are described as both male Hispanics in late teens or early twenties, thin build and approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall. The suspects fled on foot and got into a small black Ford SUV.

Anyone with information about these two suspects is encouraged to call 608-757-2244 reference BE1846197. Thanks for your assistance. Sgt. Dalton

 

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: 2 Package Thieves Arrested & Released






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

Yesterday we had a call of a package thief in the area of the 600 block of Park. Two very vigilant people noticed a young woman and a couple of guys taking a package off of a porch and run away with it. One of the vigilant neighbors got out her phone and shot multiple pictures of the subjects, while the other (who was in a car) followed the bandits. Later, the witness returned and told us that it seemed out of the ordinary that someone would be running with a package, because normally people wouldn’t run with them. Seemed super logical, and she was totally right.

This witness saw the subjects run into a house. She provided a perfect description and we were able to make contact with, and arrest 2 subjects from the house. The property was recovered, and returned to the rightful owner.

This case is a perfect example of how you all know what looks out of place in your own neighborhood. Good people did the right thing and called us, and we were able to go and catch the bad guys. That is perfect partnership, and we rely on you all for that.

With the holiday season upon us, lots of packages will be delivered. Please look out for one another. Most of the delivery services have alerts that you can get for when your package is delivered. That is a good idea. Certainly the camera systems work well, and good ol’ fashion looking out for each other works amazing.

Both of the suspects in this case were arrested for Theft and were released.

Neither had considered that they might have stolen someone’s Christmas gift, or even more importantly critical medicine that some folks have delivered.

We also informed them that they were clearly terrible criminals as they were not only followed by our awesome citizens, but we also had pictures of them being terrible criminals.

Be safe and be vigilant
BeloitProud
Sergeant Flanagan

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: MABAS Toned Out For Structure Fire In Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

around 12:40 PM several emergency personnel from several fire departments were in route to battle a structure fire.

It happened in the area of the 4100 block of Prairie rd

Reports of a structure fire near this location.

Unknown on injuries at this time.

A MABAS was toned out

Several units from several fire departments are in route to assist

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner™: The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them, to commit more violent crimes. 

Rockford Scanner



Just because you are anti-encryption, Does not mean you are anti-police.


Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?


NOTE:  All kinds of people do talk to us and are brutally honest.  And Yes, We do pass on tips to the local police, when we do get them.  People do send us information and tips all the time. And are brutally honest. That is how we get our information.


Do you feel safer since the police encrypted their radios? 

Since encrypting 2 officers have been seriously hurt, one was killed in the line of duty.  Before the encryption no officers were seriously injured for a very long time. The last known serious injury was to Detective Rice back in Aug. 3, 2001.

Criminals have openly talked about how they use the encryption to their advantage. 

They only have to worry about hiding from the police, and no longer have to worry about a citizen spotting them and turning them in. 

Criminals brag about how they literally just walk away from scenes.

One person  said “We no longer have to worry about 150,000 eyes and ears to turn us in, now we only have to worry about maybe 20 police officers and they are easy to spot.  And the police no longer talks to the public with information, so we can commit a lot of crimes and literally walk away scott free. ” 

Many criminals echo this very same thing

Does this make you feel safe?  

With the encryption off, the criminals had to worry about the people nearby recognizing them and turning them in. Now criminals are bragging how easy it is to literally walk away after committing violent crimes.

Because they only have to now worry about 30 very visible police officers, instead of the whole community & the police.

30 vs 150,030  eyes and ears.
Which is more effective on
combating crime?

People used to know who to look out for. People used to turn their family members and friends in.  Now the community lacks the trust with the lack of transparency (police promised would happen after encrypting, and failed to do so) and criminals using the encryption to their advantage, has now made the the community feeling very unsafe.

The community no longer “feels safe”  as criminals use the police encryption technology against them to commit more violent crimes.

On our end:  Police promised transparency since encrypting. And yet all these crimes happen and police say “no comment”  and they have labeled violent crimes in their call logs as “medical assists, service to other agency, etc….”

They call this “Cooking the books”

We have had citizens contact us out of frustration, saying they were hanging out with murderers and did not know it, because they were clueless. And are mad at the police, because if they would have known they would have turned them in. 

I can not tell you how many times people have contacted us and said they no longer trust the police, because the encryption alone.  They don’t feel safe no more not knowing what is going on their neighborhoods. They no longer have no idea who to look for.

They say “crime is down” 
How do we really know this?  We have to take the words of the very same people that encrypted and hide things from the public now. Do you trust those “stats”  they show that supposed to appear crime is going down?

Watch that video in the top of this article.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

Rockford Police on occasion do post blotters.  The Winnebago County Sheriff, once in a blue moon (literally) do they release crime releases.

I can not tell you how many violent crime scenes I have been to since police encrypted (too many to count) , and not a peep from police on information or suspect info. about the scene.  No blotters, no press releases, nothing…..

Police used to be un-encrypted and also encrypted.  Yes, they were encrypted before going full encryption. They would also use their cell phones, MDT’s, or the tactical channels that were encrypted. To provide sensitive information from the public.

Police have said “If we didn’t want you to hear it, we wouldn’t say it over the air”  and well that is exactly what they did, full encryption.

How do we know crime is really down?  How do we know our leaders are not once again lying to us?  How do we know the man standing next to you did not murder someone an hour ago?  Answer: You don’t know!

That brings us back to the topic: Do you feel safer with police encryption?

Wise man once said:
“If you are doing nothing wrong, then there is no reason to hide”

Watch this video.  It shows police DO know things, and refuse to tell the public. How is this effectively combating crime?

 

 







Rockford Scanner®: Numerous Police & SWAT Team Working A Scene In Rockford






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


UPDATE: RPD call log said it was a warrant service. Jose Trejo was arrested for drug charges stemming back in 2017.  He was charged with five counts of distributing cocaine from July to September 2017.  He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.


Sources reporting numerous police officers and the SWAT team and animal control working a scene. It happened near Cunningham and Pierpont.

Sounds like it is a possible standoff or raid, but not confirmed.

Source: “Very Large police presence with swat ( like alot! Over 50 vehicles & swat) at residence on cunningham just before coming up onto Springfield. While turning on springfield seen 3 win co animal vans turning left onto cunningham.”

All we can confirm right now is numerous police officers, SWAT team and animal control are working a scene near this location.  Due to the encryption







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: CVS Robbed In Rockford, Suspect Gets Away






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


On 11/13/2018 at 9:59 PM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, 110 S Alpine Rd, in regards to an armed robbery to the business. Officers met with employees of the business who reported that a single suspect approached a cashier, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the register. The suspect obtained a small amount of money and fled the area on foot.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect was described as being a white male, around 25 years of age, 6’00” tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket and hat, and a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department.


Update: Source said the man came in and went to the cashier and brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Two Shooting Victims At A Rockford Business






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!



Update from the Winnebago County Coroner:


From the RPD:

MURDER INVESTIGATION: On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 shortly after 9:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Taco Bell (2602 Auburn Street) in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male and a 37-year-old female victim in a vehicle in the parking lot. Both were transported to a local hospital where the male was pronounced deceased. His identity is not being released at this time pending family notification. The female’s injuries are considered serious, but non-life-threatening. At this time, the incident does not appear to be random.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900. No further details are available at this time.


Details are still minimal right now.

Sources reporting 2 confirmed shooting victims at a Rockford business.

It happened at Taco Bell in the 2600 block of Auburn st

One of the victims has life threatening injuries, doing CPR on the victim.  Unknown on the other victims condition.

Update:  One of the victims is a female that was shot in the stomach area. The other is a male shot in the lower right region, possibly the hip.

Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption

Still developing

UPDATE ON SUSPECT INFO: Dark Chevrolet older model S-10. Occupied by several black males, last seen westbound on Auburn







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®:judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

(AP) — An Illinois judge ordered an investigation Tuesday into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder.

Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order the day Patrick Pursley’s retrial was slated to start. He was convicted in 1994 for the murder of Andy Ascher, 22, during a robbery in Rockford, but last year Pursley, 52, won a new trial because ballistic testing proved the gun prosecutors used as evidence was not the homicide weapon.

The allegations against police arose after Ascher’s mother informed prosecutors a detective said to her after Pursley’s first trial that investigators never found the gun used to kill her son. She told prosecutors about the information last year after a judge ordered a new trial, but it was not disclosed to Pursley’s attorneys until days before the retrial was set to begin.

Now, prosecutors and the Rockford police department must turn over all paper and electronic records that mention Pursley’s case by Dec. 20, when an evidentiary hearing is scheduled. Pursley’s attorneys have also asked for the personnel records of the detectives who investigated Ascher’s death

But, in the meantime, defense lawyers want the case dismissed, citing misconduct by police and prosecutors.

“His life should not continue to be hijacked by their misconduct,” Andrew Vail, one of Pursley’s attorneys, argued in court.

Assistant state attorney James Brun agreed to the investigation into whether the detective’s statement to Ascher’s mother is true, but he pushed back on the request to dismiss the case entirely.

“The credibility of the statement needs to be determined before the court makes an appropriate ruling,” Brun said.

Rockford police spokeswoman Laura Madher did not immediately return a call for comment.

Pursley spent years representing himself during his prison sentence and successfully lobbied state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow him to use the Integrated Ballistic Identification System to retest the shell casings used to prosecute him. IBIS, which became available five years after his conviction, compares high-resolution, multi-dimensional images of shell casings to find markings unique to a specific weapon.

“I’m grateful but I’m also just dismayed,” Pursley said after Tuesday’s hearing. “I feel like this is never going to stop.”

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: Very Cold Temps Tonight






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

Across the region overnight, clear skies and diminishing winds set the stage for favorable radiational cooling. Anticipate lows falling into the teens area-wide overnight with some spots falling into the single digits. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 30s will continue to be much colder than normal Wednesday.

If you live in a mobile home, you might want to let your water drip from the faucets so they don’t freeze. Also bundle up the little ones (and yourself) when you go out in the morning!

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com

Rockford Scanner®: MABAS Toned Out For A Structure Fire At A Business






Show Your Support, Donate to Rockford Scanner
Click The Donate Button Above!


 

Update:
Approximately 12:30 WinBurSew Fire department respondd to a structure fire at Buckeye Pipeline Company.
MABAS was called to ensure appropriate resources were available due to a lack of hydrants in the area.
A fire was contained to a small metal structure that was noticed by employees working nearby.
No Firefighters or employees were injured, and everyone is accounted for.

WinBurSew responding to structure fire 7245 Cunningham.

At Buckeye Pipe Line Co.

MABAS to Byron and Stillman FD’s for assistance.

MABAS Box 12 to the box alarm

 







Send us your tips to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Rockford Scanner®
Author: Rickie Traeger at http://RickieTraeger.com