Sources are reporting an incident that happened on a flight to Rockford last night. The flight was from Mesa to Rockford, on the Allegiant flight #563.
Sources said several police officers had the plane passengers detained and would not let anyone off the plane.
“The Rockford PD was waiting to board the plane. We, the passengers were kept on the plane for quite awhile not able to deplane while the officers questioned other passengers.
We were not given any information, just asked to remain in our seats while someone was escorted from the flight.” a source told us.
We have tried to get information from the airport and RPD, both declined comment.
According to the RPD call log, there was a “medical assist” but it is unknown if it was related to this incident.
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:
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.
Sources are reporting 2 scenes involving numerous police officers at each scene.
The first scene is reported to be in the old KMart parking lot on Sandy Hollow. Approx. 10 squad cars are on scene at this location. Unknown what happened at this time.
The second scene is near Brynwood and Atherton. Several squads were on scene. Sources said police parked their vehicles and got out and are on foot near a condo nearby. They are reported to have their rifles out.
At this time, it is unknown what happened due to the police encryption and police have yet to release information
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Serious Aggravated Battery Scene in Rockford
Around 2:30 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a serious beating scene. A victim was hit in the head with an object and has stopped breathing. They were able to perform life saving measures on the victim to get them breathing again.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
It happened in the 1000 block of S Church st in Rockford
The victim was transported to a local ER with life threatening injuries.
Around 2:20 am this morning, several sources are reporting a scene in Loves Park.
As you know details are minimal right now, due to the encryption.
Sources are reporting, Several police officers are in the 300 block of Hosmer in Loves Park.
Also many officers at the nearby intersections.
Sounds like this is currently a police perimeter. Unknown what the original call was or any suspect information.
We will update this, as the updates become available
Andrea Arteaga: I saw the cops drive by and went and sat on my porch. A minimum of four police cars were within my view. After about 10 minutes on my porch three officers with a k-9 started up and down my street. Once they were in my front yard they asked If I had seen a black male in a hoodie running around. I said no and they just kept searching onto the next block. From what I could tell they never caught anyone.