Rockford Scanner™: Weapons Violation, Stolen Vehicle, Police Chase, Accident, Etc….




 

7 people face charges following several different incidents (stolen vehicles, burglary, stolen firearms) over the last 5 days.

Note: We did article on some of these, check our website for the information.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Searching For A Suspect Near Rockton




Sources are reporting a scene near Rockton/S Beloit.

It happened just before 3 am near Armstrong and Dewey. .

A suspect fled from police, the suspect was in a vehicle and then got out and fled on foot in the area of Hononegah High School.  Several officers are searching the area for the suspect. No suspect description at the time of writing this. Police have yet to release any information on the incident.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Scene Near Rockton, Lots Of Police. Dog Down in The Roadway




 

Sources are reporting a scene near Rockton. 

Sources said there are a ton of police on Rockton rd in near Rockton.

A dog is down in the roadway.  Unknown if it is a police dog.

Several officers are on scene.  One person in cuffs near the Auto Zone.

No other information.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Police Trying To Negotiate With A Man Wanting To Jump Into The Rock River






Sources are reporting a possible jumper in Rockford. 

It happened around 4 am this morning near the Morgan st bridge.

A man is threatening to jump into the Rock River.

The police are trying to calming and peacefully negotiate with the subject.

The man was on the North side of the bridge, towards the East end.

Police currently have the bridge blocked off from traffic.

At the time of writing this, is was still ongoing. Avoid the area.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Why do people comment, without reading the article?




 

Why do people comment, without reading the article?

So I have noticed this A LOT lately.   People comment on a title, other than then the factual content in an article.  You can tell they haven’t clicked on to read the article. Because the comments are no where near what actually happened, that clearly states what happened in the article.

A good example and as to why I am thinking about this right now.

Burger King on 11th st was robbed earlier tonight.  Admin Will went to go work the scene for me. Thank you Will, Much appreciated!  The police parked their vehicles next door at Auto Zone. See the photo below.

As you can see the police parked their vehicles there.   But the actual robbery happened at Burger King, next door.  You can CLEARLY read that it was Burger King that was robbed, at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/07/22/rockford-scanner-armed-robbery-at-a-rockford-business-2 

People are commenting and thinking it is Auto Zone, based on the photo posted that shows all the police parked at Auto Zone.  Based on their comments, you can clearly see they did not take 2 seconds to click the link and read and CLEARLY read that it was Burger King that was robbed.

All these people do is make themselves look bad by commenting with bad info.   SMH………………

I ask that everyone please take a second and please click on the link and actually READ the content, before making comments.

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Hits A Police Squad Car While Fleeing From police in Rockford




 

Sources are reporting a police squad car was struck by a fleeing vehicle in Rockford. It happened just after midnight near Summit and Benton. 

Suspects are in a Black 2011 4 door Hyundai with a plate # AH17088 that comes back to an address on Pecan st in Rockford.  Tire damage to the vehicle,  officers deploying measures to stop the vehicle. Last seen eastbound from the scene. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: More Vehicles Being Stolen In The Rockford Area




Source wants to warn other citizens about recent vehicle thefts

“Just wanted to let everyone know there has been multiple car thefts in the area. Doors are being pride open to access cars for theft and to steal the actual car if they can. Two young thin black males, 13- 18, were seen exiting one of the stolen vehicles tonight (Friday) around 8 p.m. at Hershey Manor. They police officer recovered another Toyotas stolen plates, Honda civic keys, and other keys. Please lock your car doors and keep your cars in well lite areas.”

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Source Reporting Another Possible Scam Artist




Brian Leggero sent us the following:
” This guy tried to scam me out of money at Starbucks on bell school then I caught him at Walmart on Walton.  He acts like you both know each other.  I’ve met so many when running for office I thought I knew him.  He says he locked his keys in his car and needs just 20 bucks more to pay the locksmith.  We need to get the word out about this guy before he scams more people.  Luckily he didnt get anything from me. But he must have from others.  Brian  ”

As you all  know there are many people who go around asking for money or walk up to your vehicle at the stop lights. Police have warned the citizens about these types of people and said they are scam artists and to not give them any money. Police said if you see anyone doing this, to call the police.

They go around saying they need money for gas, food, locksmith, etc… when in reality, they are just scam artists.


Editorial by Tanker:

A good way to deal with the parking-lot
beggars is to tell them “No problem! I will get store
security to assist you.” They will leave.

But the best way to deal with them is
to become situationally aware,
see them before they see you,
and keep your distance, lock your
car door with windows up.

Tanker





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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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