Rockford Scanner™: Man Found Dead, Murder Investigation




 

MURDER INVESTIGATION:

UPDATE: 64 Year Old Samuel Randolph was beaten to death and died from blunt force trauma to the body. If you have any information,please call the RPD

 



Detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a Rockford man in the 600 block of Alliance Avenue. All information is preliminary.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Burglarizes A Rockford Church, RPD Searching For The Suspect




KNOW HIM? On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Washington Park Christian Church (801 Concord Avenue) in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arrival, officers saw damage to the front door where the suspect gained entry. Inside the church, officers located several electronic items strewn around, damage to instruments and church furniture.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department recovered surveillance video of the incident involving a black male suspect, medium build, between 20-25 years old. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area CrimeStoppers at 815-968-7867.





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Rockford Scanner™: Nipsey Hussle Has Been Shot & Killed in California




Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles Sunday, while two other people were also injured, NBC News reported.

The shooting occurred at approximate 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of Slauson Avenue, Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said. Lopez said that it was an ongoing investigation, no one had been detained and the suspect or suspects remained at large.

The shooting took place outside The Marathon Clothing Company, a clothing store owned by Hussle. The rapper was one of the three people shot, and Nipsey Hussle was pronounced dead at the hospital, sources told NBC4

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Rockford Scanner™: Two police officers injured during a police chase in Rockford




Rockford police just release information on an incident that happened over the weekend that injured two police officers.

It happened Saturday night just before 7 PM, Rockford police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for improper lane usage and speeding near N. Central Ave. and W. Jefferson St.

A Rockford police K-9 unit then conducted a check of the vehicle, which alerted officers to possible narcotics. The suspect was later identified as 32-year-old Deangelo Statam who fled on foot.

After a brief foot chase and a scuffle with the Rockford Police Department, he was taken into custody in the 200 block of N. Central Ave.

During the foot chase he discarded an item,  and the Rockford police were able to recover it and contain a substance believed to be crack cocaine.

During the incident two officers were injured and treated at a local hospital.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired & High Speed Police Chase




From BPD:

We are investigating a report of shots fired that occurred during a disturbance in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Monday. An individual in a vehicle fired several rounds, striking a vehicle and a house, following the disturbance that involved acquaintances.

Officers nearby observed the suspect vehicle and pursued it as it fled the area going southbound on Interstate 90. The South Beloit Police Department placed stop sticks on the interstate and the vehicle was stopped shortly after crossing the state line.

The vehicle went into the ditch and two males fled from the vehicle on foot. The driver, Emily A. Morris, 26, of Darien, stayed in the vehicle and was taken into custody for felony fleeing. One of the males who fled from the vehicle, Jared D. Johnson, 27, of Janesville, was arrested for recklessly endangering safety and felony bail jumping.

We are still investigating the involvement of the second male who fled from the vehicle. If anyone has information about the disturbance on Wisconsin Avenue or about the three individuals who were in the vehicle pursued by our department, please contact us at 608-757-2244

 


Overnight several area police departments were involved in a high speed chase.  It stemmed from a shooting incident in Beloit bear Wisconsin and Bayliss. Several shots were fired.

Police located the suspect vehicle a short time later. The suspect vehicle fled from police. Speeds were well over 100 MPH at times during the chase.

During the chase, the suspect went off road.

They fled into Illinois. South Beloit Police threw out stop sticks to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle hit the stop sticks.  The suspect vehicle pulled over and they fled on foot.

One was held at gunpoint.  They got another suspect a short time later.  One is still at large.  The suspects were last seen westbound jumping a fence from I-90 going into the  area near of the S Beloit ramp.

Numerous police officers from several departments are assisting with the search of the suspects.

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Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion In Machesney Park, Police Investigating




Source are reporting a scene in Machesney Park.

It happened around 3:30 am in the 700 block of Kingsley.

WCSO confirmed a home invasion call.
But did not provide any other details.

Unknown on suspect information. Unknown on injuries.

No other information is available





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Rockford Scanner™: Police Are Investigating An Armed Robbery in Rockford




Sources are reporting a scene in the 500 block of Kennon rd in Rockford, just around midnight.

Rockford Police said they are investigating an armed robbery with a handgun.

No suspect information at this time. Unknown on injuries.

If you have information, please call the Rockford Police.





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Rockford Scanner™: Scene Involving The US Marshalls in Rockford, Possible Shooting




RS Source

UPDATE:

(AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested hours after the crash in central Illinois, State Trooper Sean Ramsey said. Officers employed flash grenades to disable Brown after trying for hours to negotiate with him to surrender, police said.

Brown, of Springfield, was taken to a hospital to be treated for several injuries. It wasn’t immediately known what caused the injuries, Ramsey said.

Brown is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Deputy Jacob Keltner, a 12 ½-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in northern Illinois. Keltner was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours after he was shot, spokesman David Dezane said.

Police said a 25-year-old woman described as an acquaintance of Brown suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening after being hit with one of Brown’s rounds. She was treated at a hospital and released.

No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident, authorities said.

The shootings happened Thursday morning at a hotel as a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force tried to serve Brown with an arrest warrant for burglary and parole violation charges. Brown fled the hotel in Rockford in Winnebago County, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Chicago, and traveled about 170 miles (274 kilometers) to Logan County in central Illinois, police said.

Prosecutors in Winnebago County in northern Illinois initially issued a warrant with $5 million bond against Brown for attempted murder. State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said the charge was upgraded to first-degree murder after Keltner died. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Brown also will face a federal murder charge in the death of the deputy, who was assisting federal law enforcement when he was shot.

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim called Keltner a “great guy” whose father and brother serve in law enforcement in suburban Chicago.

“Jake was a fine young man who leaves a wife and two young children,” Prim said. “We are going to miss him.”

Keltner was the first officer in the department to die in the line of duty in three years, Prim said.

From 2009 to 2019, 73 officers were killed nationwide while attempting to serve warrants, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit group that keeps track of officer fatalities nationwide.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PURSUE AND ARREST WANTED SUSPECT

After a Multi-County Pursuit and a Six- Hour Standoff Wanted Suspect is now in ISP Custody

Springfield, IL- On March 7, 2019, at approximately 9:15 a.m. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials responded to the Extended Stay America Hotel in Rockford, Illinois to assist with reports of an Active Shooter.

At some point during the ongoing incident at the hotel, the suspect fled the area in his vehicle. At approximately, 10:45 a.m., ISP District 6 Troopers spotted the suspect traveling on Interstate 39 at Milepost 8, and a pursuit ensued; during the pursuit, the suspect displayed a rifle. The pursuit lasted approximately thirty minutes at speeds well in excess of 100 mph in inclement weather and adverse road conditions. The pursuit came to an end on Interstate 55 at Milepost 132.5, after which ISP officers on scene struck the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to terminate the pursuit for the safety of the public.

After the suspect’s vehicle was struck, the vehicle came to a rest in a ditch. The suspect exited and re-entered the vehicle, before proceeding to barricade himself inside of the vehicle for approximately 6 hours. Additional ISP officers, including ISP SWAT personnel and ISP crisis negotiators, as well as various other law enforcement agencies assisted in various aspects of the incident including the following: Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Bloomington Police Department, and the Lincoln Police Department.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect is being transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries he sustained during the crash. The suspect is currently in ISP custody, and will eventually be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“First and foremost, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the family of Deputy Keltner,” stated ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly. “The men and women of the Illinois State Police, including responding Troopers from District 16, District 1, District 15, District 6, District 8, and District 9, all responded with seamless professionalism alongside the law enforcement of this state. ISP’s SWAT team in particular showed incredible tactical restraint, bravery and boldness today. This dark day has come to an end, and this defendant can now be brought to justice,” concluded Acting Director Kelly.


Police did a press conference around 6:30 pm

UPDATE: Suspect is now in custody. (Unknown on his status)

The officer has passed away. Officer Jacob Keltner.  The sheriff’s deputy was critically wounded and later died. He had been with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years and had been part of the United States Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force since 2014


Video by Verna Santiago


Two confirmed victims.  One police officer and also a female.  Suspect is now wanted for an attempted murder on a police officer and is now wanted on a $5 million dollar bond.  He is still currently held up in his crashed vehicle in Logan County. Swat has surrounded the vehicle and are negotiating with the alleged suspect. He is reportedly waving a white towel, which means surrender. But is not yet in custody.


ISP is Assisting with Active Shooter Incident which began in Rockford, IL. ISP officers engaged in a pursuit with the suspect. The suspect is currently stationary inside of his vehicle on I-55 SB at MP 133 in Logan County. I-55 NB and SB at this location are temporarily shut down. Route 66 is also temporarily shut down. ISP SWAT is on scene and crisis negotiation officers are en route.

Reports from troopers involved in the chase, which reached speeds over 100 mph, said the suspect crashed his car near Lincoln around 11:30 a.m. but was refusing to leave his car. One report said he was pointing a rifle out the car.

A SWAT team has been called in, and all lanes of I-55 have been shut down.

“The suspect is currently stationary inside of his vehicle on I-55 southbound at mile post 133 in Logan County,” the state police said in a statement. “SWAT is on scene and crisis negotiation officers are en route.”

Reports are saying the officer is a  McHenry County sheriff’s officer that is a part of the US Marshal task force and is in serious condition at the new hospital on E Riverside.


Suspect crashed into a ravine. Police have the suspect surrounded. They are trying to negotiate with the suspect. He is reported to be waving a white towel in the air. Still developing.

Sources are reporting: State police have shut down interstate 55 outside of Lincoln Illinois at mile marker 132 currently a negotiating team


Attempted murder on a police officer in Rockford. Suspect is Floyd Brown and in a Silver vehicle with a plate of or similar to BF13112 or a temp plate of 485U256 . He is the alleged shooter at the hotel on N Bell School, for the active shooter scene. Armed with a rifle. This is the suspect info, please share.  Police have confirmed this is the suspect and who they are currently searching for.

UPDATE:  Suspect vehicle wrecked and is in a ravine. Unknown on the status of the suspect.

Sources said US Marshall service fugitive taskforce officer was shot.
He was serving a warrant to a fugitive.


A source told us the alleged suspect may have gotten away in a  gray or silver mercury. Possible plate number of BF13112.  2006 mercury 4 door. Suspect is a black male named Floyd Brown and is wanted for attempted murder on a police officer.
(Police have yet to confirm this)


Police confirmed an “Active Shooter” situation. And advised the public to avoid the area.  One confirmed victim, Possible multiple victims. Sources said an officer may be one of the victims, but police have yet to confirm this.  Numerous police, Fire, Medical, SWAT, etc… are on scene.


Sources are reporting numerous police including the US Marshalls.

It happened in the 700 block of N Bell School, on the 3rd floor of the Extended Stay Hotel.

Sources said there are numerous police, US Marshalls, and also medical on scene. Including three ambulances.

We have unconfirmed reports saying this is a possible shooting scene.
Again, not confirmed yet.

Confirmed “Officers in Distress”   via sources, unknown what exactly what that means. But sources said at least one officer is injured.

Sources are reporting this is an active shooter scene.
Again, not yet confirmed.

All we can confirm is a major scene at the hotel and pretty much the whole police force is on scene, from several jurisdictions.

Still developing.

UPDATE: We been told the new hospital on E Riverside is on lockdown, one of the victims has been transported to this location.  Several emergency personnel are on scene.

Video via RS Source





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Sources: ABC7Chicago, Governor Pritzker, RPD, ISP, Fox32, WGN, Winnebago COunty States Attorney Office, Witnesses at the scene, AP, Sources, and police scanner.

Rockford Scanner™: Senior Citizen Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Several Children in Rockford




Sources said a Rockford senior citizen has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting several children.

Police conducted a 2 month investigation, before arresting the man.

The senior citizen who was arrested is 66 year old Glenn Farris.

Police said he allegedly sexually assaulted three children under the age of 13 at a residence in the 1900 block of W Riverside.





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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene Near Roscoe




Sources are reporting a scene near Roscoe.

Sources said several Winnebago Sheriffs police officers are on foot in the Clearwing subdivision of Roscoe. Canines are assisting. Unknown as to why.

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