From the Beloit PD: Yesterday on 2nd shift officers responded out the area of the 1800 block of Dewey for a found property report. When officers got there they were informed that a child had located a loaded handgun in the back yard. The boy was with a friend, and while playing they discovered the gun laying in the yard. It is possible that it came from a suspect who had run from police on the previous day, but that aspect is still under investigation.
We would ask that you all talk to your kids and let them know that if they should happen to see a gun, a knife, a needle, anything suspicious in the yard, to leave it right where it is. We know that toy guns should have an orange tip, but sometimes these are removed from fake guns, and sometimes they are added to real guns by offenders who are trying to make their gun into something it isn’t. Either way, please tell your little ones to leave it be. More than anything we don’t want to see anyone get hurt. We also know that evidence that we may need from those guns can get contaminated once it is handled.
Thanks for having a conversation with your kids about this. We know that an accident with a gun would be terribly tragic.
Around 8:30 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Meridian and Kelly. Initial scanner traffic said there is an auto accident near this location. Two kids are laying on the ground and injured. At least two ambulances have been dispatched. Several emergency personnel are en route.
Unknown if the kids were run over or if in a vehicle. But they are now laying on the ground.
Around 11 o’clock. Several emergency personnel were dispatched to Mulberry and Central/ scanner traffic is saying a child has been hit by a vehicle. These are being reported. It is not yet known and the severity of the injuries. Several emergency personnel are en route
On September 21, 2016 around 8:40pm officers responded to the Mobil Gas Station at 7250 E. State St in reference to a possible stabbing. Upon arrival Officers located a juvenile victim.
The victim advised he had been stabbed while walking in the 300 block of Amphitheater Dr. According to the victim as he was walking he was approached by several juvenile males and females. An argument ensued and during the course of the argument the victim was stabbed in his upper abdomen.
The suspects then fled the area. The victim was transported to the hospital by Rockford Fire where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.