Aggravated vehicular hijacking at a Rockford fitness center
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 approximately 9 PM the Rockford police were dispatched to peak fitness at 4304 E. State St. in reference to an aggravated vehicular hijacking.
When the officers arrived on scene they learned the 20-year-old male victim was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot when he was approached by a male suspect armed with a handgun.
The suspect demanded the victim to get out of his vehicle and the victim complied and then the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Officers located the vehicle a short time later near Preston and Central and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect fled from the officers at a high rate of speed. The suspect then dumped the vehicle near Loomis and South Main. That is near the laundromat on South Main.
A K-9 unit was able to track the suspect and located him hiding in the 1200 block of S. Church St.
The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Javari Conley of Rockford. He has been arrested for multiple charges that include aggravated vehicle or hijacking, aggravated unlawful use of the weapon, aggravated fleeing to elude, driving while license suspended, no FOID.
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.
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.
Sources have told us that ex-head coach for the Rockford Icehogs Ted Dent has been arrested for domestic battery. According to public records, he was arrested for: Domestic Battery/Bodily Harm and Domestic Battery/Physical Contact. He was arrested and his next court date set for 04/16/2019 at 1:30 in courtroom 2. Bail Bond/$1,500.00-10% (Recognizance Bond)
He is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
1st scene is near Carthage, that is near Alpine and Harrison. Sources said there was a shooting incident. Numerous gunshots were heard in the area.
2nd scene is near the laundromat on S Main. Sounds like someone might of fled from police and police had a perimeter setup. Police had a dark colored vehicle stopped in from of the laundromat. And had officers setup for several blocks. Unknown on the suspect description at this time.
RS Source reporting a suspicious person/incident, possible robbery in Rockford.
Source said: ” Approx. 12:30 pm today, I saw a short stocky black man walking swiftly through the Swedish American’s Renaissance bdlg parking lot with what appeared to be bank bag. He was dressed in all black including black baseball cap. I believe he left in small maroon SUV. ”