ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OFFICER INJURED
Downers Grove, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce injury to ISP officer, which occurred on August 15, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Wheeling, Illinois (Cook County).
At approximately 6:30 p.m., ISP Officers responded to a residence in Wheeling, IL (Cook County) to execute an arrest/search warrant for a subject wanted for Forcible Detention (Class 2 Felony), Aggravated Assault to a Police Officer (Class 4 Felony), and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (Class 3 Felony) stemming from an ISP traffic stop which occurred on I-294 at approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 15, 2019. During the execution of the warrant, shots were fired from within the residence, and an ISP Officer was shot.
The officer was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer is a five year veteran of the ISP, and is 32 years old. A suspect has been taken into custody, and is currently being detained pending formal charges.
“The men and women of the Illinois State Police again and again display bravery simply by doing the job they’ve sworn to do. This officer, and all first responders who responded today, showed uncommon valor in what is becoming an all too common situation. The officer and his family will be in our hearts during his recovery,” stated ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly.
The investigation is open and ongoing and no further information is being disseminated at this time.
So now this poses a question: WHO is lying?The officer who said “nothing is happening” and is was a “huge misunderstanding” that you can clearly see and hear on my body camera footage, or the local news?
Around 5 am this morning sources told us about a scene that involved numerous officers in Machesney Park.
It happened near Ventura blvd. Just North of Ralston.
I got out of my vehicle to work the scene and just set up my camera when a WCSO officer and a Illinois State Trooper approached me and said to not go any further. I was a ways back and did not plan on going any further.
He then said that “absolutely nothing going on here” and I responded back and pointed and said “that’s nothing” (referring to all the police on scene) and laughed. The officer then responded back and said “it was a huge misunderstanding” and walked away. (body cam footage below)
I saw 3 jurisdictions on scene from my vantage point. Winnebago County Sheriff, Illinois State Police, Loves Park and what appeared to be a white van, possibly a crime scene unit but I wasn’t able to tell because an officer had the view blocked with his squad..
So it is unclear exactly what happened.
But police said it was a “huge misunderstanding”
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Call log shows it to be a suspicious auto call, with several area police departments responding to assist with a suspicious auto
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.
ISP ARRESTS TWO AND SEIZES OVER 110 POUNDS OF SUSPECTED COCAINE
A traffic stop made by an Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper yesterday has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110 pounds.
On February 21, 2019 an ISP Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semi trailer combination Northbound on I-55 near Towanda, IL to conduct a Motor Carrier Safety Inspection. During the inspection the Trooper observed indicators of possible criminal activity. A State Police canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs within the semi-trailer.
A subsequent search of the trailer by Illinois State Troopers and McLean County Deputies resulted in the seizure of fifty (50) kilograms of cocaine hidden within the legitimate freight inside the trailer.
Arrested for Controlled Substance Trafficking, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance were Brandon R. Weise, 35, of Murrieta, California and Miguel Martinez, 36, of Desert Springs, California. Both subjects have been incarcerated in the McLean County Jail and have been formally charged by the McLean County State’s Attorney. A McLean County Judge has set their bond at $500,000 cash.
No additional information will be released regarding this incident.
The public is reminded that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in a court beyond a reasonable doubt.
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On 08-25-18 at 3:20pm South Beloit Officers went to 632 Lathrop Terrance on a tip that Chad Jamerson was at this residence. Chad had a valid burglary warrant through Beloit PD and a valid FTA traffic warrant through Winnebago County. Officers observed Chad to be inside the residence.
While awaiting for other units to arrive, three subjects exited the residence and were identified. With assistance from Rockton PD, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police Jamerson was located hiding in a basement crawl space within the residence.
Two of the three subjects that previously exited the residence were found to have warrants as well. They were identified as:
Daniel Absalom 32 years old from South Beloit;
Charges: Boone County FTA- Obstructing warrant $10,000/10%
Dezarae Conniff 26 years old from Beloit;
Charges: Winnebago County FTA- Driving while suspended warrant; $3,000/10%
Chad Jamerson 34 years old; from South Beloit; Beloit PD Felony Burglary warrant, NO BOND and Winnebago County FTA- Traffic offense warrant; $3,000/10%.
All subjects were transported to the Winnebago County Jail where they were lodged without incident.
The charges against these individuals are accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.