On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at approximately 4 PM the Rockford police responded to the Dollar Tree at 526 E. Jefferson St. in reference to an armed robbery.
When the Rockford Police Department arrived the officers learn the suspect approached the cashier and applied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect then fled with a small amount of money.
Officers located the man a short distance away walking east bound on Jefferson and took him into custody.
32 years old Charles Hill from Rockford was arrested for aggravated robbery and retail theft. He was lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against him are merely accusations he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Sources are reporting a stabbing in Rockford.
It happened around 3:35 pm today near the area of Jefferson and Independence.
This is believed to be domestic related (So it probably won’t be in the call logs)
At least one person has been stabbed, unknown on the severity of the injuries.
On 12/8/18 at around 3:05 A.M. Rockford Police responded to the PNC Bank, 225 N Court St in reference to a vehicular hijacking. The victim reported she was at the drive up ATM machine when she was approached by the suspect whom demanded she withdraw money to give to him. When she refused the suspect pulled her out of her car and fled in the victims car. The victim was not injured.
The stolen car was a silver 2003 Lexus 300 with IL registration of H885850. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s. Stocky build and around 5’5″. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket with a hood.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the police. If the car is located, do not approach the car and call the police.
Sources reporting another carjacking in Rockford.
It happened near the area of 225 N Court st around 3 am
(Might be 325 N Court st)
Vehicle is described as a Silver 2003 Lexus with a plate number of H885850
Suspect is a black male, stocky build, approx. 5’5 tall. A Brown jacket with a hood up.