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 2:10 pm today the LPFD were dispatched to the 200 block of Merrill ave in Loves Park.
Scanner traffic is saying there is heavy black smoke coming from the chimney area. No flames have been seen at the time of dispatch.
Chief Foley flushed a nearby hydrant. Several units en route.
The house is full of smoke
Chief Foley said there is gun powder and ammunition inside the residence.
Police are blocking off traffic in the area
: Yes everyone is ok
Unfortunately we lost our rabbit and puppy
Just before 4:30 am this morning the LPPD were dispatched to Blume’s Garage at 5614 N 2nd St.
Scanner traffic said there was a burglary alarm that went off. Officers were on scene very quickly and determined it was a valid burglary to the business. They called in the crime scene unit to the scene.
No other information at this time
Update: Rockford Scanner fan Sarah T. located the missing boy. He was hiding. She had to flag down the police. The boy is OK and has been reunited with his family.
UPDATE: 4:16 pm, the ISP located the missing boy
Details are minimal right now. Only saying there is a missing 8 year old out at Rock Cut State Park. At the time of writing this, it was just developing and no description was available. Several officers are en route. Still developing. We will update this as more details becomes available
UPDATE on description and last known location: White male, 8 years old, wearing a red jacket (Black-hawks jacket) , denim tennis shoes. Last seen near the paved walk way by the fishing pier. Many officers are searching for the boy. Sounds like he was last seen on the west end of the park. We tried getting the map below as accurate as possible on the last known area.
Around 8 am this morning the Loves Park Fire Department were dispatched to the 6500 block of E Riverside in reference to a structure fire. There are multiple businesses at the structure. They have toned out a MABAS box 12 to the 2nd level and several area fire departments are en route to assist. Still developing.
Update: The fire is in the Hachi Hachi Japanese Express. The state fire marshal is en route to the scene.
If you have photos, send them to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Join the Loves Park Police Department night shift from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, today, 09/04/16, at the Dairy Depot, 5413 N. 2nd St. They will be enjoying an ice cream with the patrons, answering any questions about law enforcement, and just visiting in general. Please stop by and enjoy an ice cream. This is the last weekend of the Dairy Depot’s summer months, so you won’t be able to get one of their treats again until next year.
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