Just after 2:30 am this morning the Loves Park Police were assisting the WCSO on a call in the 8100 block of Eddington dr in Machesney Park. It is unknown what the original call was for. The call log shows it as a “Service to other agency”
We have been told that while the Loves Park Police were on this call on Eddington, a subject began to fight with the Loves Park Police officer and injured the officer. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.
Several officers from several jurisdictions were on scene assisting.
No other information is available. If police release any information on this, we will update this.
RPD call log shows this as an assist (backup) call. Rockford PD and Winnebago County Sheriff were on scene. Winnebago County Sheriff has nothing in their call logs on this call.
We can confirm the scene is near Rockton and Winnebago. Several officers are on scene. A U-Haul truck has hit a white vehicle near this area. RS source Jamie said the alleged suspects jumped out of the moving truck and fled from police, while letting the truck drive on its own. Which appears to have ended up crashing into the white vehicle in the photos.
We were told there was a shooting incident this was related too. But police have not confirmed anything or released any information on this scene, so that part is still unconfirmed.
Unknown if the suspects were taken into custody or if they are still roaming free in the streets of Rockford still.
Original reports said approx. 20 officers were working the scene.
After we posted this many sources said there was way more than 20 officers that were working the scene.
Jamie A. “My boyfriend just nearly got hit by a huge U-Haul 2 passengers jumped out, let the U-Haul ghost ride it was coming towards his car along with 15 to 20 squads!!!!”
Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford.
Approx. 20 officers are working a scene on the West side.
Sounds like it might be a perimeter, and they are searching for someone.
We were told shots were fired in the area, and they are searching for the suspects. But as you know local police are encrypted and have not released any information on the suspects or the incident.
Police are reported to be near the following areas: Acorn, Jefferson, Winnebago, Rockton ave, Kilburn. All in the area and nearby neighborhoods.
Source said: “Some guy stole a U-Haul from Beloit then robbed the marijuana dispensary. They chased him from Beloit to here, he jumped out and ran. They brought the k9s out. They did not find him. But they got all the weed back….And said the possibly know who the alleged suspects are.
No police departments have confirmed this or released any information on this incident.
Sources are reporting a possible fire at an apartment complex in the 3300 block of Sablewood around 12:30 am.
Reports of a fire inside the apartment. Residents were evacuating.
Rockford FD is on scene, asking for the Rockford Police to be en route., Several officers and a police Sargent are en route. it is not yet known why the RFD requested the police. But several officers are en route to this scene.
RFD investigator is also en route.
Photos by Jennifer Salinas. She also said it appears one person may have been arrested. And that the police were requested for a fight.
Several sources have told us about numerous burglaries that happened near the S Beloit area last night.
One source said: “Hello, I live in South Beloit Illinois. Our neighborhood was hit by thieves last night. Many neighbors had wallets and items stolen from cars. My husband lost a wallet and they stole my mother’s 2016 Honda Accord. An officer just called to inform my husband that found his wallet in a pile of other wallets outside a home on the west side of Rockford. I was hoping you could notify your followers to be on the look out for our 2016 Honda Accord, metallic grey with plates ZY28065. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.”
South Beloit Police and Rockford Police have yet to confirm this or release any information.
ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 AT APPROXIMATELY 11:00 PM MEMBERS OF THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TAC TEAM STOPPED A VEHICLE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE AND HALSTEAD ROAD FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRAFFIC STOP, THE DEPUTIES
ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THE PASSENGER, CEDRIC J. MARKS, INTO CUSTODY AND HE RESISTED ARREST. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND ARRESTED.
A LOADED HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED.
-CEDRIC J. MARKS DOB: 11/18/1987 OF ROCKFORD
-AGGRAVATED BATTERY, 2 COUNTS
-UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON BY A FELON
-AGGRAVATED UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON
-OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER-INJURY
THE CHARGES AGAINST MARKS ARE MERELY ACCUSATIONS AND HE IS CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW
Officer M. told me to call downtown to get the information on the scene. I told him every-time I do, you never release information and that it was a joke to even try. (The police promised transparency when they encrypted. They are not so transparent with the public since encrypting. They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information. Happens all the time… )
So I did exactly as the officer told me to do, I called downtown to get information. They took my info. and said they would call me back and provide me the info. on the scene. Still have yet to hear back from them as of 12:50 am. So it once again appears, that they will not be releasing any info on this scene either, like numerous other scenes. They tell me they can’t release information, and to call downtown. We do, and they don’t release information. Happens all the time…
So I can only run the information that was provided to me. And that is a 10-78 was called out, for an officer screaming for help. There was possible shots fired according to some in the area, but when I worked the scene I did not see any evidence supporting this. An officer was reported to be injured. The officer self transported to a local ER. Unknown on what kind of injuries, or how bad the injuries are. We have been told non life threatening injuries. But again, police have not confirmed this or released any information on this scene.
IF police do release information, we will update this.
I worked the scene, after numerous of the officers had left the scene. There was only 2 officers left at the scene and the vehicle they had pulled over.
First and foremost:
The police are encrypted and have not released any information or confirmed anything yet.
Sources are reporting a lot of police and emergency personnel in the area of Rockton and Halsted a little after 11 pm tonight.
What we have been told was an officer was screaming for help and a 10-78 was dispatched out. We were told shots were fired and possible injuries.
Update: Officer is confirmed injured, was going to self transport to a local ER. Unknown what kind of injuries, or how bad.
A lot of emergency personnel from several area jurisdictions on scene, and still are arriving.
It is safe to assume, if you live in this area you may want to lock your doors and windows and report any suspicious activity in the area.
But again, as stated above police are encrypted, and have not confirmed anything or released any information on this scene.
A man was pulled over on Harlem just East of Alpine around 2:30 pm today.
Police had the man sitting on the curb while they searched his vehicle.
4 police squads were on scene. At the time I was there, he was not in cuffs.
It is unknown why the man was pulled over, and his vehicle searched.
Police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.
SCOTTS LAW = MOVE OVER
DO NOT drink and drive!
Police have been promoting they were going to be out in full force this weekend. So I worked this scene to promote their campaign and show that police will be out and about all weekend and will pull you over, as they been promoting. And to also bring awareness to the Scotts Law.
As for this scene, I only stopped to take photos of the scene to promote the Labor Day weekend campaign. It appeared to be just a routine traffic stop, and the man was not in cuffs. So, I did not bother asking the officers any information about the scene, and wasting their time and mine. I was told not long after I left the scene, they let the man go.
From our friends at Q98.5:
The ISP released a statement stating troopers will be concentrating on drivers that are under the influence, distracted, speeding, or not wearing their seatbelts.