The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle while a 10-year-old child with special needs was in the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2016 black Nissan Sentra, was running when it was stolen from the 800 block of Johnson Street at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday night
The vehicle was located in the 100 block of Eighth Street at 7:46 p.m. and the child was safely located in the 1900 block of Fairfax Avenue at 7:47 p.m.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about the theft of this vehicle, please contact us at 608-757-2244
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After we posted this, RPD has released information on the incident. The following was released by the RPD:
VEHICULAR INVASION: On Thursday, January 31, 2019, shortly before 7:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 900 block of South Mulford Road in reference to a vehicular invasion. The 31-year-old female victim reported that she had been attacked by an unknown male suspect who had apparently been hiding in the back seat of her vehicle.
She reported that while travelling northbound near the intersection of Mulford Road and Newburg Road, the suspect had emerged from the back seat and attempted to choke her. The victim lost control of her vehicle, struck a pile of snow before continuing northbound on Mulford Road. She then pulled into a parking lot in the 900 block of South Mulford Road and stopped her vehicle.
The suspect got out of the vehicle and fled westbound on foot. The victim was unable to provide a detailed suspect description.
She was not injured during the incident and nothing was taken. Just prior to the incident, the victim made a brief stop in the area of Stowmarket Avenue and Harrison Avenue and it is possible the suspect entered the vehicle at that time.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. The circumstances of this incident are unique and appear to be isolated. Anyone who may have been in the area this morning and may have seen something suspicious is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip at Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Sources are reporting carjacking.
RPD said no comment.
It happened near Newburg and Phelps.
No suspect or car description, due to the encryption
Update from Merri Lawrence (Suspect info) 200lbs, about 6ft, and dark clothing is the only thing I was able to get from the police while searching my neighborhood. No warnings to lock doors even. I did not realize the severity till I had seen Sue’s post
On 01-25-19 at 12:26 a.m. Janesville Police Officers were notified of a stolen vehicle that was westbound on I-90 approaching the City of Janesville. Within minutes the vehicle was seen by a Janesville Police Officer traveling west on I-90 passing Milton Ave. The officer began following the vehicle waiting for backup before initiating a traffic stop.
Once the officer received backup he initiated a traffic stop, just before the Hwy 51 Stoughton exit.
The vehicle fled onto the off ramp for that exit and lost control. The vehicle got stuck in a snow bank and the subjects were taken into custody without incident.
After further investigation, it was found that the vehicle was stolen by two masked suspects at gun point. The Chicago Police Department is in the process of charging the subjects for their involvement in that incident.
For his involvement, Bishopp Gunn, was charged by JPD with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent and Fleeing an Officer. The passenger, Phillip Alexander, was charged by JPD with Being a Passenger in a Stolen Vehicle. Both Gunn and Alexander were held at the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
Bishopp J. Gunn
Male 19 years old
Waukegan, IL resident
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent
Fleeing an Officer
Phillip L. Alexander
Male 17 years old
No fixed address
Being a Passenger in a Stolen Vehicle
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.
Officials have said that Sgt. Matt Kranz, a 17 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, as the officer who killed Kerry Blake. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome
Rockford Police said after several hours of negotiations with an alleged suspect, they tossed in some tear gas a few times, then the SWAT team went inside the residence and tried to arrest the alleged suspect. Police say the suspect then assaulted the officers that went inside to arrest him and then one of the officers fired his gun, killing the mentally ill suspect. An officer was also injured, unknown on the severity of the injuries. (RPD)
Update: RPD said via their call log there was an Aggravated Battery at 1126 Green st, same area as this incident. Possibly related.
Shots were confirmed fired at the scene, unknown at this time who fired the shots. Neighbors said police fired the shots and killed a person inside the residence. Neighbors said the victim was mentally ill.
RPD has not released any information on this, and are very quiet on this situation.
Several sources are reporting a large police presence on the west side of Rockford, working a scene.
They said it appears to be a police standoff, possible hostage situation near Green st. near Stanley area
Numerous police officers, Chief OShea, SWAT, Swat vehicles and a sniper are all on scene.
We have someone from RS en route to the scene to get more information
Check back later for updates.
RPD has yet to confirm this, but neighbors said the alleged suspect might have committed a carjacking this afternoon that involved children. That is why the RPD was first went to the residence, while investigating the carjacking at Stanley and Green