Rockford Scanner™: Kidnapping In Rockton, Police Chasing The Suspect. Lack Of Police Transparency




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:

~Charles E. Swift Dob: 11/22/69 of Rockford

-Aggravated Domestic Battery (3 Counts)
-Aggravated Battery

Rockton Police charged Swift with the following charges:

-Aggravated Fleeing to Elude
-Driving After Revocation

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives will continue the investigation and further charges are pending.

The charges against Swift are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-1 DOM BTRY/BOD HARM/4+ PRI CONV

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.3-A-5 AGG DOMESTIC BATTERY/STRANGLE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-C AGG BATTERY/PUBLIC PLACE

 

  • 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.





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Rockford Scanner™: Police are investigating a kidnapping call in Rockford




Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford last night approximately 10:30 PM.

It happened in the 3600 block of Cardinal Lane

Sources said it was a kidnapping call and the Rockford police call log confirmed that.

No suspect information due to the police encryption.

Unknown On injuries.

No other information at this time





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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Arrested For Kidnapping & Sexual Assault




Forensic Evidence Leads to Sex Assault Arrest

Rockford, Ill. On Monday, July 25, 2011, patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an apartment in the 300 block of North Church Street in reference to a sexual assault investigation.

When they arrived, officers learned that an adult female victim had been sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance whom she knew only by a nickname.

The suspect was described as a black male in his mid to late 20’s 5’7″ tall with a medium build. At the time of the incident, detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, but were never able to identify the suspect.

In April 2018, a possible suspect was identified following the result of a forensic evidence recovered during the investigation. Detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit followed up on the lead and were able to identify the suspect as Antoine Hill.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the results of the investigation and authorized charges against Hill. Hill was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Antoine Hill, 31, Rockford: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with a Weapon (2 counts)
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with Bodily Harm (2 counts)
Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts)
Unlawful Restraint
Kidnapping
Aggravated Battery
Aggravated Assault

Hill was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $500,000 bond. The charges against Hill are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.





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Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Possible Kidnapping




Sources are reporting a possible kidnapping.

Police are investigating a possible kidnapping.

A vehicle described as a Silver GMC Terrain was in the area of I-90 and Irene rd.

In the back window of the vehicle it has the word “Kidnapped”

The driver had a stocking cap on.

Police are searching for the vehicle to investigate to see if this is a valid kidnapping. Still developing

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Steals Vehicle With A Special Needs Child Inside It





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The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle while a 10-year-old child with special needs was in the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2016 black Nissan Sentra, was running when it was stolen from the 800 block of Johnson Street at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday night

The vehicle was located in the 100 block of Eighth Street at 7:46 p.m. and the child was safely located in the 1900 block of Fairfax Avenue at 7:47 p.m.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about the theft of this vehicle, please contact us at 608-757-2244

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Local States Attorney Office Asking The Public To Sign A Petition



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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Worked Several Scenes Tonight



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Sources are reporting the Rockford police have worked several scenes today .

  • 3800 block of Thyme Drive:   Rockford police confirmed and aggravated battery.
  • 10th St. and 20th Ave.: Rockford police confirmed and aggravated battery
  • Church and Morgan Street:  Rockford police confirmed and attempted burglary to a vehicle.
  • 2700 block of Marshall Street: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 1800 block of 16th Ave.: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 2600 block of Charles Street: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • Rockford police recovered stolen vehicles in these locations: 700 block of N. Bell School Rd. and the 4600 block of Red Bluff Dr.
  • 300 block of Underwood: Rockford police confirm “other disorderly”
  • Several emergency personnel tried to serve a warrant in the 3200 block of Glenwood Avenue
  • 1300 block of Magnolia Street: Rockford police confirmed a missing adult, but did not provide a description of the missing adult
  • 800 block of Barnum: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 900 block of Harrison ave: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”

Note: Police have labeled the following crimes as “in progress person” in the past: shootings, home invasions, stabbings, robbery, death, kidnapping

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Rob and Rape A Woman In Rockford


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Update:

RPD labeled this violent call as “Check for well being”

Sources have told us that the men severely beat the victim (Aggravated Battery charge with great bodily harm) RPD said non life threatening injuries. Suspects got away with $95 in cash and a link card.


35 year old Randy Bray and 41 year old Anzio King have been arrested

Both men are now charged two counts each of aggravated battery, residential burglary, home invasion, and armed robbery. King faces additional charges of criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint.


Sources reporting a group of men broke into a residence and raped a woman in Rockford.  It happened approx. 3 am on Monday morning in the 2200 block of 7th st in Rockford.

The suspects robbed the victim and one of them raped the woman.

The suspects then fled the scene.





Rockford Scanner™: Attempted Kidnapping In Rockford, Still Developing



Sources reporting an attempted kidnapping near Jefferson and Oakley in Rockford.  It happened around 5:30 pm

Details are minimal, due to the police encryption. 

Safe to assume the suspect got away and still roaming the streets of Rockford.  RPD has yet to release information. 


After posting this, we got reports from sources of another attempted kidnapping incident that happened in Rockford, on Thursday.  It happened near Welsh elementary.  Unknown if these incidents are related.

*UPDATE: Sources reporting the incident happened near N Church and Burton  and the suspect from this incident is described a man with purple hair in a red vehicle

Rockford Police has yet to release information on this incident as well.