Rockford Scanner™: Sources are reporting a home invasion and also a stabbing in Rockford

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Sources are reporting a home invasion and also a stabbing in Rockford.

Just after 11 PM several emergency personnel were in the 700 block of Belmont Blvd. in Rockford. We been told this is a home invasion but cannot yet confirm it. Rockford police have confirmed a scene but will not provide any other details at this time.

Approximately 1/2 hour later after that incident a stabbing victim arrived at Rockford Memorial Hospital on N. Rockton Ave. We been told the injuries are possibly life-threatening. But cannot yet confirm that. (Update Below From RPD) 

No suspect information in either of these incidents

Update: These are two different incidents, not related

UPDATE on the stabbing, from RPD:

Rockford Police Officers were called to 1005 Hess Court for a Disorderly Conduct complaint, where a victim had been pepper sprayed.  Upon arrival Officers located a victim suffering from being pepper sprayed.  While investigating this complaint, a walk in stabbing victim arrived at RMH at 2341 hours.  The victim of the stabbing (non-life threatening)  advised the stabbing happened at 1005 Hess Court and she was stabbed by another female.  The victim of the stabbing was in possession of an empty bottle of OC.

Both parties gave conflicting stories as to what happened and where it occurred.  Officers are still investigating and will review this case with SAO.

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Rockford Scanner™: Winnebago man faces charges for driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun





A Winnebago man faces charges for driving drunk and illegally carrying a gun.

On Sunday, August 26, 2018 shortly after 2 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a call of disorderly conduct at the McDonald’s in the 3200 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival, they learned 60-year-old William Akre had been yelling at another driver while in the drive thru at the restaurant. Officers saw signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests. Officers also located a loaded firearm in the center console of Akre’s car. He did not have a valid concealed carry permit.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorized the listed charges against Akre: Driving Under the Influence (alcohol), Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon

Akre was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Akre are merely accusations. He is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.