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 Chase/Accident In Boone County, Approx. 20 Squads Involved




Sources are reporting a possible police chase/accident this morning.

It happened in Boone County this morning.  Several sources said approx. 20 squad cars were chasing a vehicle that had flat tires on I-90 and also on Bypass 20.

It is not yet known if the subjects were caught or what they did besides fleeing from police. No other information at this time.

After we posted this, a source sent us the following: There was a low speed chase (20 mph) past our house on Genoa Road in southern Boone county heading north about 0500. Eight police all full lights and sirens following a white car riding on it’s rims going north towards Belvidere. My neighbor said they laid spike strips down at DeWayne Road. Apparently he ended up in the ditch up by Poplar Grove Road.





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Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Flees From police in Rockford, Gets Away




Suspect flees from police in Rockford, Gets Away

Suspect fled from police near Avon in Rockford.

Suspect is in a Silver Hyundai with a plate # R471875.

Vehicle is registered to an address in the 200 block of Lynne ln in Belvidere.

Driver is a male black, last seen near State and Central in Rockford.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: A recap of the local violence and police calls in the last 72 hours. Numerous shootings, robberies, home invasions, medical assist,Etc.




 

Below is a recap of the local violence and police calls in the last 72 hours.

There’ve been several shooting incidents over the last 72 hours. In the areas of Central and Loomis, 4200 block of Auburn, 1000 block of North Day Avenue, 800 block of Locust, 900 block of Garfield, 900 block of Hoban Avenue, 600 block of Maryland Avenue.

There have been several in progress calls. Police have labeled the following incidents in the past as in progress. Shootings, stabbings, robbery, overdoses, murder, etc. .  Acorn and Rockton, 6200 block of East State Street, 1100 block of 15th St., 1800 block of Ridge Avenue, 2600 block of Bain Burg Drive, Fourth Avenue and eighth Street, 1300 block of 19th St., 100 block of S. 1st St.

There is a home invasion in the 1800 block of N. Main St.

Police were able to recover two stolen vehicles. One was in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue and the other was in the 3300 block of Sablewood drive.

There was a peeping Tom in the 2800 block of Overdene Avenue.

In the past the police have labeled shooting victims and stabbing victims And also murder victims as medical assist. There have been medical assist calls at the following: 600 block of St. Louis Avenue, 1500 block of Fairview Avenue, 1900 block of Rose Terrace, 1800 block of Fifth Street, 1400 block of Andrews, 1900 block of West Riverside, 1900 block of E. Moreland Ave., Auburn and Court Street.

An armed robbery happened in the area of Broadway and 20th St.

An aggravated battery happened in the 1900 block of Mulberry Street

Call Log





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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery To A Local Business, High Speed Police Chase




UPDATE: Police lost the suspects near mile marker 57. The vehicle made it all the way into Chicago. It rolled over near 294. It rolled over and landed back onto its wheels and then kept fleeing.


Sources are reporting several officers are at the T-Mobile on Charles st. In the 2400 block of Charles st. They said it appears the business was robbed.

There is a high speed police chase on I-90 EB, the suspects in the chase are believed to be the robbery suspects. (They are wanted for a robbery)

They are described as 2 black males in a Ford, possibly an explorer.

At the time of writing this, police were still chasing the vehicle EB on I-90 at speeds around 90 MPH.

Still developing.





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Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Driving on A Flat Tire Eludes Police in Rockford




Sources are reporting a man was fleeing from police on a flat tire and got away in Rockford.

It happened in the 1300 block of 11th st.

Alleged suspect is a Lenard Jones, black male with glasses.

Last seen in a Red Ford Escort with a flat tire, plate # Z59665 that comes back to an address in the 400 block of Forest ave.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Police Chase in Machesney park, Suspect Gets Away




Sources are reporting a police chase in Machesney park.

It happened in the area of N Second st and Harlem.

Suspect is Marcus Marshall

Black Oldsmobile with a plate of BA73499

Comes back to an address in the 3500 block of Green Dale Drive.

Last seen southbound on Main from Riverside

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Suspects In A Stolen Vehicle Flee From police & Get Away




Sources are reporting a stolen vehicle fled from officers in Rockford.

It happened near Welden and Lincoln ave around 10:25 pm

Vehicle is described as a Dark grey Toyota with a plate # of AU85819

It was occupied by 3 suspects.

Last seen near Main and Lincoln

 





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