We sat on this story to see if the school district, Rolling Green neighborhood, or the RPD would release any information on this incident. Almost 6 hours later, still not a peep from any of them on this incident.
Sources are reporting a scene near the Rolling Green Elementary School this morning.
RPD were investigating a possible armed subject near the school.
RPD call log shows it as a suspicious person incident.
A white male in his 50’s wearing a blue shirt, they thought might have been armed with a gun. The man was last seen near Louisiana.
7 people face charges following several different incidents (stolen vehicles, burglary, stolen firearms) over the last 5 days.
Note: We did article on some of these, check our website for the information.
Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford.
It happened a little after 2 am in the 200 block of Avon. That is very close to the RPD district 1 HQ.
3 Black male suspects committed a home invasion and assaulted a woman.
They are described as 3 black males, all wearing masks, all wearing dark hooded shirts. Last seen near the rear alleyway on foot.
On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0242 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 200 S. Avon St. reference a Home Invasion. Victim advised they were at the residence when suspects kicked in the front door to the residence. Victim confronted the 3 suspects at the front door and a struggle ensued. Victim was able to flee from the residence. Suspects fled in an unknown direction from residence. Victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Unknown if any property was taken. Suspects were described as unknown race males armed with handguns.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900
Sources are reporting a scene on the West side.
Reports of a suspect that ran off with a gun, possibly an officers gun. A silver revolver.
Several officers from several jurisdictions are on scene including the state police.
Several officers are near Halsted, Rockton, Kilburn, Searles, Glenwood, N Horseman, etc… a very large perimeter.
Sources said black sweat shirt and grey pants the suspect is wearing.
Update: Someone saw the alleged suspect running behind some house near Sablewood. We were told it was a silver revolver the suspect has. Initial reports are saying it is a possible officers gun. But some are saying the local police do not carry revolvers. Others said some officers still do carry them as a backup. So unknown, all we know is there is an armed suspect running through the neighborhood near here. We have been told there were 3 shots fired, but again police are encrypted and have not confirmed this or released any information on the incident.
RPD has yet to confirm this or release any info. on the incident or suspects.
Sources ” They are juveniles , 3 teenage boys threatened to shoot some kids. So I called the cops. 2 in custody. 1 still on the loose.There was 3 juvenile boys all 3 of them had guns”
BPD: We responded to a road rage incident where a shot was fired at 2 p.m. yesterday near Milwaukee Road and White Avenue.
The victim reported that a male driver was upset that the victim was driving too slow, screamed at him, pulled a gun and fired a shot, which went into the vehicle’s tire.
The victim later spotted the suspect in a business parking lot in the 3200 block of Colley Road and contacted our officers, who arrested Kevyn J. Whitehead, 30, of Janesville.
A handgun and a small amount of marijuana were located inside of Whitehead’s vehicle. He was taken into custody for felony endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.