Destiny sent us the following:
“My moms phone was stolen at the trampoline park around 2:00 today out of her car, it is a Samsung galaxy 7 and it had a black rubber case on it that is see through on the back, just trying to get the phone returned. Contact allen hall 8155091561 if found, it was taken at gar trampoline park in cherryvale by the mall around 2:30 and i called it and a guy answered and was talking to someone then hung up and turned the phone off.”
UPDATE: Police lost the suspects near mile marker 57. The vehicle made it all the way into Chicago. It rolled over near 294. It rolled over and landed back onto its wheels and then kept fleeing.
Sources are reporting several officers are at the T-Mobile on Charles st. In the 2400 block of Charles st. They said it appears the business was robbed.
There is a high speed police chase on I-90 EB, the suspects in the chase are believed to be the robbery suspects. (They are wanted for a robbery)
They are described as 2 black males in a Ford, possibly an explorer.
At the time of writing this, police were still chasing the vehicle EB on I-90 at speeds around 90 MPH.
Today marks the 4 year anniversary of the devastating EF-4 tornado that ripped through the areas of Rochelle, Fairdale, etc…
The 2015 Rochelle–Fairdale, Illinois tornado was an extremely violent and long-lived tornado that tore through the communities near Rochelle and in Fairdale, Illinois throughout the evening hours of April 9, 2015.
Part of a larger severe weather event that impacted the Central United States, the tornado first touched down in Lee County at 6:39 p.m. CDT (22:39 UTC). It progressed through the counties of Ogle, DeKalb, and Boone before finally dissipating at 7:20 p.m. CDT.
Along the tornado’s 30.14 mi (48.51 km) path, numerous structures were heavily damaged or destroyed, especially in the small town of Fairdale where two fatalities and eleven injuries were recorded.
A few well-constructed homes were swept completely away, indicative of peak winds near 200 mph (320 km/h), the upper bounds of an EF4 tornado.
In the aftermath of the event, hundreds of citizens assisted in cleanup and recovery efforts. Economic losses from the tornado reached $19 million (2015 USD).
The strongest tornado in the United States during 2015 first began at 6:39 p.m. CDT (23:39 UTC) on April 9, just northeast of Franklin Grove, Illinois. It touched down over a field, producing swirls in crops, before moving northeast and causing EF1 damage to the Crest Foods plant.
The tornado soon exited Lee County and entered Ogle County, inflicting EF1 damage to two farm outbuildings that were completely destroyed and EF0 damage to a similar structure that had a portion of its roof uplifted.
Intensifying to EF3 strength, much more severe damage was noted along South Skare Court as the tornado entered an area of semi-rural subdivisions to the northwest of Rochelle.
A few homes in this area were destroyed at EF3 intensity, with other homes nearby sustaining EF2 damage. One large house had a room ripped off on its second floor, while a split-level home was almost completely leveled.
As the tornado crossed South Richard Road, it intensified to very high-end EF4 strength and inflicted catastrophic damage to several large homes as it impacted the Deer Creek subdivision.
Well-built homes along South Richard Road and East Kuehl Court were leveled and swept from their foundations with debris strewn downwind. Several vehicles parked at these residences were moved some distance or tossed, and wind rowing of debris occurred.
One house had its concrete walkway pulled a few inches from its original location, and notable scouring of lawn grass was observed in the subdivision. These structures were estimated to have been impacted by winds near 200 mph (320 km/h), the upper bound of an EF4 tornado.
The homes swept away in this area were bolted to their foundations and there is some speculation that the tornado may have reached EF5 intensity at this point, though close inspection revealed that some of the washers were missing from the anchor bolts, and that low-lying shrubbery near the homes was left mostly intact, preventing a higher rating.
Continuing northeast, the tornado temporarily weakened, producing EF2 to EF3 damage as it destroyed a few large barns or outbuildings, ripped the roof off two brick residences, and collapsed most walls of another house, but once again gained strength as it approached and crossed Illinois Route 64. A large restaurant and a residence had their exterior walls collapsed in this area.
Very high-end EF4 damage was again observed near the intersection of Illinois Route 64 and Illinois Route 251, where a row of five homes was completely leveled, two of which were swept away.
Anchor bolts were again present at these residences, though the foundations were of cinder-block construction. Intense ground scouring was evident nearby, a car was thrown a full mile, and debris was wind-rowed long distances through fields in this area.
Winds were again estimated at around 200 mph (320 km/h), with the damage at this location again being near-EF5 in intensity. Further to the northeast, the tornado inflicted high-end EF4 damage as a large farmstead was completely destroyed.
A well-constructed barn was completely obliterated, and a 40 ft (12 m) reinforced concrete silo was reduced to a pile of rubble. A large farmhouse on the property was completely swept away, and nearby trees were severely stripped and debarked.
The tornado weakened as it crossed North Moore Road, where a warehouse building had a collapse of its non-bearing exterior walls. One small barn or outbuilding had a collapse of exterior walls while another had a few metal roof panels ripped off. After crossing Interstate 39, it caused moderate roof damage to a large residence and tossed and rolled a heavy barn.
The tornado continued to produce generally EF1 damage to trees and outbuildings before exiting Ogle County, and it was briefly accompanied by an EF0 satellite tornado that damaged crops to its southeast.
Approximately 71 homes sustained some degree of damage, including 13 that were destroyed. Several houses on the northwest side of town sustained damage consistent with an upper-end EF3 tornado, with all walls collapsed. A few houses that were nailed to the foundation—not bolted—were swept clean.
A 67-year-old woman and her 69-year-old neighbor were both killed in their homes, and an additional 11 people were injured throughout the town.
Continuing northeast across Wheeler Road, one residence had a large portion of its roof ripped off, a second residence had its exterior walls collapsed, and a two-story 80-year-old well-constructed barn was destroyed.
A large garage was destroyed and had its debris deposited well downstream, and significant denuding and debarking of trees was evident. Near the intersection of Irene Road and McNeal Road, a well-built seven-year-old house lost its second story and many exterior walls.
A two-story well-built barn with cinder block attachment was totally destroyed, and a nearby two-story rebar-reinforced cinder block silo was ripped apart.
Large farm equipment was tossed 0.25–0.5 mi (0.40–0.80 km), and convergent scouring of road pavement was noted in this area.
After passing over rural terrain, the tornado finally dissipated at 7:20 p.m. CDT (00:20 UTC) over Cherry Valley Road, ending its 30.14 mi (48.51 km) and 41-minute path of destruction.
NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR 04/09/15 TORNADO EVENT... NWS METEOROLOGISTS HAVE NOW CONFIRMED SEVEN TORNADOES ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS FROM THE EVENING OF APRIL 9. NWS CHICAGO WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO NASA SPORT FOR THE SATELLITE IMAGERY...NOAA REMOTE SENSING DIVISION FOR THE HIGH RESOLUTION AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY...THE CIVIL AIR PATROL FOR AREAL PHOTOGRAPHY...AS WELL AS THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE AND THE MCHENRY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR AERIAL DAMAGE PHOTOS AS WELL. ALL OF THIS REMOTE SENSING DATA ALONG WITH THE GROUND SURVEYS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN IDENTIFYING THE TORNADO PATHS LISTED BELOW AS WELL AS THE DAMAGE INTENSITY. THE FIRST TORNADO WAS SPAWNED OVER FAR SOUTHEAST WINNEBAGO COUNTY INTO BOONE COUNTY BY THE FIRST SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM...WHILE THE NEXT SIX TORNADOES FORMED FROM ONE POWERFUL AND LONG DURATION SUPERCELL STORM...INCLUDING THE VIOLENT LONG TRACK EF-4 FROM NORTHERN LEE COUNTY...THROUGH OGLE AND DEKALB COUNTIES...AND ENDING IN FAR SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY. THE TORNADO COUNT FROM THE APRIL 9TH EVENT FOR THE NWS CHICAGO COUNTY WARNING AREA STANDS AS FOLLOWS... EF-4: 1 EF-1: 3 EF-0: 3 TORNADOES WERE ON THE GROUND FOR A TOTAL OF 43.5 MILES ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS. HERE IS A LISTING OF THE CONFIRMED TORNADOES... .TORNADO 1... RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.8 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:6:37 PM CDT START LOCATION: 2.9 MILES S CHERRY VALLEY START LAT/LON: 42.1926/-88.9548 END DATE: APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:6:40 PM CDT END LOCATION: 2.5 MILES SE CHERRY VALLEY END_LAT/LON: 42.2174/-88.9106 AN EMERGENCY MANAGER AND TRAINED SPOTTERS PHOTOGRAPHED A TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF CHERRY VALLEY. THE TORNADO DID NOT PRODUCE ANY DAMAGE. .TORNADO 2... RATING: EF-4 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 200 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 30.2 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 700 YARDS FATALITIES: 2 INJURIES: 22 START DATE:APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:6:39 PM CDT START LOCATION:0.9 MILES NE FRANKLIN GROVE START LAT/LON: 41.8530/-89.2896 END DATE:APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:7:20 PM CDT END LOCATION:5 NNW KIRKLAND END LAT/LON: 42.1623/-88.8792 THIS LONG TRACKED VIOLENT TORNADO DESTROYED NUMEROUS HOMES AND FARMSTEADS...AS WELL AS TOSSED VEHICLES...ALONG ITS PATH FROM NORTH CENTRAL LEE COUNTY ACROSS EASTERN OGLE...NORTHWEST DEKALB...INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY. THIS INCLUDED ACROSS THE FAR NORTHWEST SIDE OF ROCHELLE...ACROSS INTERSTATE 39...AND DIRECTLY THROUGH FAIRDALE.
|Path Segments of the EF-4 Tornado|
.TORNADO 3... RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.9 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE:APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:7:05 PM CDT START LOCATION:2.9 MILES E LINDENWOOD START LAT/LON: 42.0583/-88.9752 END DATE:APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:7:08 PM CDT END LOCATION:4.6 ENE LINDENWOOD END LAT/LON: 42.0739/-88.9457 THIS BRIEF SATELLITE TORNADO OVER FAR EASTERN OGLE COUNTY WAS CONFIRMED USING AERIAL SURVEY INFORMATION AND RADAR DATA.
.TORNADO 4... RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.0 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: APRIL 09 2015 START TIME: 7:15 PM CDT START LOCATION: 3.1 MILES NW KIRKLAND START LAT/LON: 42.1334/-88.8776 END DATE: APRIL 09 2015 END TIME: 7:21 PM CDT END LOCATION: 6 MILES S BELVIDERE END_LAT/LON: 42.1786/-88.8287 THIS TORNADO PATH WAS IDENTIFIED USING STORM CHASER VIDEO...GROUND SURVEY AND AERIAL SURVEY INFORMATION. THE TORNADO FORMED IN FAR NORTHWEST DEKALB COUNTY AND LIFTED IN FAR SOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY.
.TORNADO 5... RATING: EF-0 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.4 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 30 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:7:24 PM CDT START LOCATION: 3.8 MILES S BELVIDERE START LAT/LON: 42.2073/-88.8425 END DATE: APRIL 09 2015 END TIME: 7:25 PM CDT END LOCATION: 3.9 MILES S BELVIDERE END_LAT/LON: 42.2020/-88.8465 THIS TORNADO WAS SPAWNED BY THE SAME STORM THAT PRODUCED THE LONG TRACK EF-4 SHORTLY AFTER THAT TORNADO LIFTED.
.TORNADO 6... RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.9 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: APRIL 09 2015 START TIME:7:25 PM CDT START LOCATION: 6 MILES SE BELVIDERE START LAT/LON: 42.2442/-88.7386 END DATE: APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:7:31 PM CDT END LOCATION: 5.6 MILES ESE BELVIDERE END_LAT/LON: 42.1942/-88.7748 THIS TORNADO WAS SPAWNED BY THE SAME STORM THAT PRODUCED THE LONG TRACK EF-4 SHORTLY AFTER THAT TORNADO LIFTED.
.TORNADO 7... RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.3 MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 30 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: APRIL 09 2015 START TIME: 7:50 PM CDT START LOCATION: 4.4 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF HARVARD START LAT/LON: 42.3982/-88.5309 END DATE: APRIL 09 2015 END TIME:7:51 PM CDT END LOCATION: 4.6 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF HARVARD END_LAT/LON: 42.4019/-88.5272 THIS BRIEF TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED 6 TO 7 TREES AT A PROPERTY ON MCGUIRE ROAD SOUTHEAST OF HARVARD THEN CAUSED MINOR TREE DAMAGE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD BEFORE ENDING.
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES. EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. $$ NWS CHICAGO
Aerial Damage Photos
|Landsat-8 Satellite image clearly showing the track of the tornado (Darkened line area northwest of Rochelle, IL)|
|Northwest Rochelle Tornado Damage (Courtesy Civil Air Patrol)||Northwest Rochelle Tornado Damage (Courtesy Civil Air Patrol)|
|Another view of damage to a neighborhood northwest of Rochelle showing high-end EF-4 impacts to homes.
(Courtesy Air-One and photographer Dave Youngblut)
|Fairdale (Courtesy Civil Air Patrol)||Aerial of Fairdale looking Northeast. Courtesy of NGS/NOAA|
Ground Damage Photos
|Northwest Side of Rochelle||North of Rochelle|
|Fairdale Area||Fairdale Area|
|East of Dixon. This is the base of the storm that would soon thereafter produce the long-lived tornado that would track into Ogle and DeKalb Counties. Courtesy of Lora Ludwig.|
|Near Ashton. Courtesy of PBrooks Photography.|
|Looking northwest of Rochelle. Courtesy of Dean Schultz.||Large hail at McHenry Country Club. Courtesy of Jeff Grubich.|
|Near I-39 Looking North of Rochelle. Courtesy of Jodi Mair.|
|Near I-39. Courtesy of Walker Ashley.|
|Near Hillcrest. Courtesy of Larissa Sebree.|
|Radar loop from 3:30 pm – 8:45 pm on April 9, 2015|
The four panel radar images below display: radar reflectivity (top left), radar storm relative velocities from two different radars (top right and bottom right) and Correlation Coefficient (CC). Storm relative velocity tells us if a storm has rotation. The green colors in the imagery represent winds blowing towards the radar, while the red colors indicate winds blowing away from the radar. Therefore, strong rotation can be inferred in the storms showing bright red colors directly adjacent to bright green colors in the storm relative velocity images. This is also the area of the storm where the tornado is most likely to be occurring. Reflectivity and storm relative velocity used together with CC data can indicate the presence of debris resulting from a tornado. In basic terms CC is the correlation between the reflected horizontal and vertical power returns that the dual pol weather radar provides. CC data tends to be near one with most precipitation type echoes. Therefore, when the CC data is found to be very low (represented by the blue colors), it suggests that the radar is not sampling precipitation.
Notice that in the second radar four panel for the Franklin Grove to Margeno supercell time stamped 6:59 pm that a clear area of low CC data (Blue area) is identifiable within the radar reflective hook echo just north of Rochelle. This area also corresponds with the area of strong rotation as noticed in the storm relative velocity image in the top right. The Low CC in this area tells the radar operator that the strong reflectiveives within the hook echo in the top left panel is not precipitation, but is actually the radar seeing the debris being lofted from a tornado.
|Near Rockford Airport to Cherry Valley to Harvard Supercell|
|6:37 pm||6:52 pm|
|Franklin Grove to Fairdale to Belvidere to Margeno Supercell|
|6:45 pm||6:59 pm|
|7:15 pm||7:29 pm|
At approximately 1119 hours, Rockford Police Officers responded to Miriam/Sherman Avenue reference an Attempted Robbery/Aggravated Discharge.
The victim, a 30 year old female, advised she was in the 2100 block of Sherman Avenue selling an item to an unknown female and 2 unknown males (that she met online) when one of the males attempted to grab the phone from her.
The victim fled from the suspects in her vehicle and while doing so observed one of the male suspects fire numerous shots at her.
Suspect #1 –M/B, teenager, no shirt, black jogging pants—black handgun—riding a silver/black bike
Suspect #2–M/B, teenager, black shirt, black shorts
Suspect #3–F/B, teenager, blue hoodie, black pants
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or CrimeStoppers.
UPDATE: Suspect is a black male wearing a bright orange shirt and black shorts, late 20s, selling a car on the letgo app
Sources are reporting a woman was robbed at a Rockford Drivers License Bureau
It happened at the DMV at 3720 E State St, Rockford, IL just before 6 pm.
Details are minimal due to the encryption.
The victim was using a cell phone app to meet up with someone. Using the Letgo cell phone app.
The victim met the suspect, under false pretenses thinking it was going to be a deal made via the letgo app, and the suspect robbed the victim.
No suspect information at the time of writing this. Still developing