It happened around 4:30 pm ion the area of N Second and Sheridan.
It is not yet clear what happened. We been told it the situation appears to be a dangerous one, with all the officers on scene.
In the meantime, avoid this area for awhile.
We will try bringing you updates as they become available
We been told a robbery. But police are encrypted and have yet to release information. So all we can confirm right now, is a scene in general and to avoid the area. Hopefully police will release info later on
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Update from the RPD: RPD has charged Shane Reiniche for robbery in this incident. He is on the run right now. And the RPD need your help locating him.
His last known address is in the 5100 block of Wild Strawberry Path in Loves Park. Also frequents the 400 block of S 2nd st in Rockford, 600 block of S Pierpont, 1900 block of Myott, and a few addresses in Byron.
Robbery: On Sunday, February 3, 2019 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Rockford Police officers were called to the Mobil at 2624 Stowmarket Avenue for a possible strong armed robbery.
On scene, officers learned the suspect placed items for purchase on the front counter. He then walked around to the other side of the counter and demanded money from the clerk’s register.
The suspect did not display a weapon and no one was hurt. He left the store westbound with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 26 years old, 6’1”-6’2”, 185 pounds with auburn-colored facial hair.
Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Sources are reporting an armed robbery to a Rockford business.
RPD has confirmed an armed robbery at the Kelly’s Market (Mobil) at 2624 Stowmarket in Rockford around 2:20 am.
That is just West of Harrison and Mulford.
Suspect is a male white that fled on foot from the business.
Rockford Scanner wants to send a shout out to these officers and the citizen.
From the LPPD:
A police officer never knows what their next call will be. It could be a call that puts them in harm’s way, or it could be something a little more heartwarming…
We would like to give a shout out to two of our officers and to an area resident, Christopher Lobdell. While conducting school zone patrols in front of Maple School, Officer’s Eric Jacobson and Jordan Hayes noticed that sidewalks were not shoveled from the previous snow storm and school children were walking in the street to get to the cross walk.
The officers gathered up some shovels and started to clear the sidewalk around the cross walk so the school kids would not have to walk in the street to get to the crosswalk. That’s when a resident, Christopher Lobdell, drove by and saw the officers shoveling the snow. Christopher drove home, got his snow blower and returned to the school zone. After the trio finished the job, the officers decided they were going to run down to Windsor School to clear the snow around the crosswalk there.
And after loading the snow blower back into his vehicle, Christopher followed the officers to Windsor School, where he helped clear the snow from the sidewalk and the entrance to the crosswalk, so the kids would have safer access to the crosswalk.
To this trio, we thank you for caring about your Community.
And by the way, when we learned about their morning activity, we had to coax the officers into posing for the photo.