It happened around 7:40 pm tonight in the 1300 block of Halsted. Initial reports are saying a female has fallen out of a vehicle and has head injuries. The cause of her falling out of the vehicle, is under investigation.
We have been told this was a brand new playground equipment set that was recently built. They believe it is arson, The cause of the fire is under investigation. Video by RS Source
Tonight at approximately 5:30 p.m., crews from RockfordFire were dispatched to West View Elementary School, 1720 Halsted Road, for playground equipment on fire. We ask if anyone has information on this fire to call us at (779) 348-7172 or CrimeStoppers at (888) 769-7867.
Sources are reporting some playground equipment on fire.
It happened around 5:30 PM today near Halsted in Rockford.
Reports of the playground equipment on fire and the RFD are on scene.
On Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:29 pm Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to 2600 Halsted Rd. reference a Home Invasion. Officers met with the male victim who stated he was within his residence when 3 subjects forced their way into his residence.
All 3 suspects were armed with handguns and ordered the victim to the ground. The 3 suspects ransacked the residence taking personal belongings from the victim. The 3 suspects fled the residence in an unknown direction. The victim suffered no injuries.
Suspect 1 – Black male, 6′ 0″, medium build, unknown age, ski mask, dark clothing.
Suspect 2 – Black male, 5′ 9″, medium build, unknown age, ski mask, dark clothing.
Suspect 3 – Black male, 5′ 9″, medium build, unknown age, ski mask, dark clothing.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department or Crime Stoppers – 815 963 STOP (7867).
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Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputy involved in shooting. The alleged suspect has been taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Police stopped a vehicle, the person was wanted on narcotics warrant. The suspect pulled a weapon and shot at police, and police returned fire. Last we heard the suspect was still alive and in surgery. No officers were injured. Police have activated the Integrity Task Force to investigate.
Details are minimal due to the encryption.
All information is preliminary and not yet confirmed
There is a shooting victim in Rockford.
The shooting victim is located near N Main and Halsted.
This is located at the gas station, police have the gas station taped off.
The injuries sound to be possible life threatening, but not yet confirmed.
RPD has yet to release information.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
RS fan Joe K. is saying this is an officer involved shooting. He said ” Cops shot several times at least 10 gun shots. It looked like the guy from the car shot at the cops, then they fired back several times”
We can not yet confirm this. We can only confirm a shooting victim.
Robert B. “Just went by. The police were by a body on the ground. Everything is blocked off and taped off.”
Kim H. “It was scary as hell….I was getting in my car in one of the parking spots off to the side in front when all the shots were fired….they had a man and woman both in handcuffs, the guy was hollering he had been shot”