Around 1:43 pm today the RFD were dispatched for an auto accident. It happened in the area of E State and Perryville. Injuries were being reported at the time of dispatch. Please avoid the area.
Just before 2 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to Perryville and Linden, just north of the intersection. It was originally dispatched as a vehicle that crashed into a pole. Once emergency personnel arrived on scene, they believe it may have been hit by a train. Unknown on injuries. No other information.
Around 5 PM, several emergency personnel were dispatched to Perryville and East Riverside. Scanner traffic is saying there is an accident with multiple injuries being reported. At least two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene. The severity of the injuries are not yet known. The accident is causing traffic delays so please avoid the area
Around 5:36 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Perryville and Rye Ridge Trail. Scanner traffic is saying a train and a vehicle have collided near this location. Unknown on injuries at the time of dispatch, the driver of the train was getting out to check on the occupant(s) of the vehicle while emergency personnel were en route. Still developing.
Update: Police are on scene, searching for the vehicle that was hit. The train was traveling eastbound. They are trying to locate the vehicle. As of 5:47 am, they have yet to locate the vehicle.
UPDATE: At 5:49 am this morning they located the vehicle, a White Ford. No one was inside the vehicle, they believe the victim was ejected. They are trying to find a K9 to help search for the victim. They requested the crime scene unit to the scene.
UPDATE: Officials said the owner was driving the vehicle off road when it became stuck. The driver was unable to get his vehicle un-stuck, so he abandoned the vehicle. The train hit the vehicle later on. No injuries. They are searching the area to confirm there are no victims. The area remains blocked off while officers investigate.
Traffic Alert: The train has stopped and probably will not be moving for awhile. So please avoid the area or expect long delays.
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to a report of an attempted vehicle hijacking in the 3000 block of North Perryville Road. A female victim reported a white male tried to pull her out of her car and steal it. Several police agencies including Rockford Police, Rock Valley College Police, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Loves Park Police responded to the call. Prior to police arrival, the suspect walked away from the victim’s vehicle when confronted by a witness to the crime. The suspect was spotted by arriving officers and fled on foot. He was later taken into custody after a short foot chase. While running, the suspect threw a plastic baggie that contained a powdery substance. The Rockford Police Department Detective Bureau conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. As a result the suspect was arrested and charged as follows:
ARRESTED: Daniel Metzger 33-years-old Burlington, WI
CHARGES: Possession with intent to deliver Cocaine
Attempted Vehicle Hijacking
Winnebago County Warrant
Metzger was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. A photo of Metzger is attached. No further information is available at this time.
Based on the information available at this time it is not believed this incident is related to the armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in the Woodman’s parking lot located at 3155 McFarland Road.
All charges are merely allegations and parties are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
At 7:03 PM on October 13th officers were dispatched to 3015 Perryville Road where a female reported that she was outside the Panchero’s restaurant parking lot when a white male in his twenties grabbed the victim and attempted to take her vehicle. A bystander assisted the victim by pushing the suspect off of her. The suspect then fled on foot from the scene. Police Officers arrived in the area and observed a male subject matching the suspect description. The suspect was apprehended by police after a brief foot chase. The incident is currently under investigation.
Just before 1 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Rote and Perryville. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident that involves at least 4 vehicles. Injuries are being reported. Several emergency personnel are en route.
Note: There is also an accident at Guilford and Perryville. No injuries at this accident scene