Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Arrest
On 12/3/16 at 6:00 P.M., Ogle County Detectives, with the assistance of the Rockford Police Department, arrested Faustino Ramirez, age 30 of Rochelle, for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 Felony. The arrest stems from an investigation reported on 12/2/16 in which Ramirez had sexual contact with a female juvenile in rural Rochelle. Ramirez was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was without bond. On 12/4/16 Ramirez’s bond was set at $250,000, 10% applies, and he remains in custody.
Around 2:15 am this morning, An officer witnessed a van crash into a street light near State and Lyford and then take off from the scene. The van fled and the officer went after the vehicle. The van broke down a short time later and the officer initiated a traffic stop on it.
On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Loves Park Patrol Officers received a complaint from a man who allegedly lost $700.00 in a game of chance inside Truck Liquidation Sale, 6307 N. 2nd St.
Officers responded to the store & met with staff. During the investigation, Albert Mazurkiewicz (Townsend, Georgia) was arrested & charged with Operating/Promoting Gambling. Games allegedly used in the gambling were seized.
Officers noticed that illegal weapons, including stun guns, throwing stars & brass knuckles were being offered for sale inside the store. A search warrant was obtained, the store was searched & the weapons were seized.
The store manager, Sumeet Pahouja (Powell, Ohio) was charged with Unlawful Sale of Weapons.
Anyone who purchased weapons from the store concerned about possessing the item, or who may have been drawn into the gambling is asked to call the Loves Park Police Department at (815) 654-5015, Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30 PM.
The defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Around 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched for a structure fire in the Candlewick Lake.
Initial reports are saying there is a chimney on fire at a residence in the 200 block of Briar Cliff
Several units were en route.
Around 1:30 am this morning an officer attempted to stop a vehicle.
The officer said they were attempting to stop the vehicle for minor traffic violations when the vehicle fled from the police.
They chased the vehicle for awhile and even thought about putting the stop sticks out. Around 1:37 am the Sargent told the officers to terminate the chase.
They located the vehicle at 11000 block of Deacon drive a short time later, it was abandoned. They are going to get a police K-9 to track.
Update: One person in custody
Around 11:54 pm tonight several officers were dispatched to the gas station on Linden rd and Alpine.
Scanner traffic is saying a male pulled a gun on a female at this intersection. The female is hysterical, so the call taker is not able to get much information.
The suspect was last seen southbound on Alpine. The vehicle is a gray truck with the word “RAM” on the front. White male wearing a hoody, armed with a gun.
UPDATE: After police investigated, they believe the female had called 911 and made a false claim. They said that she was trying to get her boyfriend in trouble again. Officers are thinking about arresting her for misuse of the 911 and maybe more, via scanner traffic.
Around 7:19 pm tonight the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to an address on Broadway. Sounds like the 1000 block of Broadway, but not confirmed yet. At Off The Top Barber Shop
Scanner traffic is minimal only saying there is a stabbing victim near this location. The victim is at a barber shop. The victim has been stabbed in the stomach area. He has lost consciousness
UPDATE: The victim has been stabbed many times in the chest and stomach area. The vitals on the victim are very weak. They have called everyone available at the ER to be ready. The victim was transported to a local ER. The victim is a male around 40 years old. The injuries are life threatening.
Sounds like the stabbing happened at a different location, and the victim walked into the barber shop, to seek help.
No suspect information, due to RPD being encrypted……..
Rockford police are encrypted, so no information from them
On Saturday, December 03, 2016 around 1915 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to Off the Top Barber Shop at 1024 Broadway in reference to a stabbing victim. Upon arrival officers located a 48 year old black male suffering from multiple stab wounds. Rockford Fire arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment.
During the course of the investigation officers learned the stabbing occurred in an alley to the south of Broadway and 9th St. At the time of this posting the victim was in serious condition. No suspect information is available at this time.
It is official. Our first winter advisory of the season has now officially been issued. Please use caution when driving!
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 am to 6 PM CST
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow which is in effect from 7 am to 6 PM
* Timing... light to moderate snow will begin Sunday morning and
continue through Sunday afternoon.
* Snow accumulations... 2 to 4 inches with the heaviest amounts
generally northwest of a Chicago to Peru line.
* Main impact... slippery conditions are expected on untreated
surfaces... creating hazardous travel.
* Other impacts... visibility may fall to around one half mile at
times... causing an additional travel hazard.
* Note... impacts may be mitigated by mild Road temperatures on
heavily traveled roads... such as in the city of Chicago and
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibility... and use caution while
Just after 2 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the area of the 700 block of N Horsman. Scanner traffic is saying there is a possible stabbing victim near this location. Several units from the RFD are en route. Still developing
Rockford police are encrypted, so no information from them
Around 6:38 pm tonight the RFD were dispatched to 3429 N Main at Fas Mart. Scanner traffic is saying there is a male in his 20’s that has been shot. The victim is inside the store.
It is not known if the shooting happened at the store or at a different location.
The victim has been shot 3 times.
Rockford police are encrypted, so no information is available from them.
RS FAN: What I have gathered from neighbors who were out when it happened was that there was a dispute at a house (a few neighbors suspect to be a drug house due to suspicious activity we all have seen….but didn’t want to be to snoopy.) There was a Sargent a couple blocks away and chased and captured one car. However a neighbor said she saw multiple people scatter from the area. The victim just ran to fast fuel but was actually shot in the alleyway.
On Friday, December 2, at around 6:30 p.m., Officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Louise St for an Aggravated Battery with a Firearm complaint. Upon arrival Officers locate a 22 year-old Rockford man who had been shot several times. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds. No suspects were identified upon initial investigation.