Police Searching For A 15-year-old, For 1st Degree Murder Charges In Rockford



On Friday November 11, 2016 shortly before 7:00 p.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the area of North Rockton Avenue and Bruce Street in reference to a shooting incident. When they arrived officers located two victims: a 14 year old male, later identified as Jamario Crawford, who was deceased; and a 17 year old male, later identified as Lontrell Brantley, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Brantley was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident and the results were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, First Degree Murder charges were authorized and a warrant was issued for the 15 year old suspect, Coley Carwell.

WANTED: Coley Carwell 15 years old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: First Degree Murder
BOND: $3 million

Carwell’s photo is not available at this time due to his age. Carwell has yet to be arrested on the warrant and his current whereabouts are unknown.
No further information is available at this time. Additional details will be released when they become available.

The charges against Carwell are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Carwell is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court


The victim  14-year-old Jamario Crawford

The victim 14-year-old Jamario Crawford



Rockford Business Robbed At Gunpoint




Suspect #1 B/M 30 black jacket, red and black back pack
Suspect #2 B/M 30 black jacket
Both armed w/unknown typed handguns and left business unknown direction.


On Friday, December 02, 2016 at 1153 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to G & G Carwash located at 1924 Clifton Ave in reference to an Armed Robbery to the business. Upon arrival, officers were advised two black male suspects confronted three persons working at the business and demanded money. The suspects took the wallets of two of the persons inside of the business but the third person managed to exit the business to notify the police. Neither of the three persons were injured. This is an on going investigation.



Attempted Robbery To A Rockford Scanner Fan

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Rockford Scanner Fan:

“A couple of late teens early 20’s tried to rob me when I got home from work area of 7th Ave and 11th st, 2 black males, around 6 feet tall 170 lbs ish, 1 with a black hoodie the other with a gray hoodie, with a female driver they are in a Pontiac Grand Prix or bonnivelle tan light color”



NWS Releases Information On The Latest Snowfall



Question: Has Rockford never received any snowfall during a winter in the past? What was the latest snowfall on record for Rockford?

From the NWS: Neither Chicago nor Rockford have seen measurable snowfall yet this cool season. Historically speaking, Chicago had seen measurable snowfall by this date 82% of the time and Rockford 75% of the time. There is slight chance this streak could be broken this week, but if not this year will go down as one of the latest first measurable snowfall years in both Chicago and Rockford!

Mark Henderson: There’s never been a winter without snow. Latest first measurable snow here was winter of 1939-40. First measurable snow that winter happened on January 7

Adam Tubbesing: The winter of 1906-1907 had a total amount of 2.8″. But rockford has never had a complete snow free winter since records were kept.



Victim Beaten And Then Shot in The Head in Rockford


On Friday November 25th, 2016 at around 11:00 PM, Rockford Police responded to 1203 7th St in reference an aggravated battery with a firearm complaint. Upon investigation, one shell casing was found in front of the business. A local hospital called stating a gun shot victim had just arrived. A 54 year old male had sustained a gun shot wound to the head. The bullet had grazed the side of his head while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 1203 7th St. The victim stated he was waiting for a friend to come out of the business, when he observed his friend being confronted by a group of unknown black males. The group of black males then started beating on his friend at which point the victim exited the vehicle to also confront the suspects. 3 out of the 4 black male suspects then pulled out handguns, so the victim and his friend ran back to get into their vehicle to leave. One of the black males then pointed a handgun at the vehicle and fired one round through the front windshield grazing the head of the victim. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim is at a local hospital and is in stable non-life threatening condition at this time.

Suspect description:
Suspect 1: black male, around 6’00” tall, around 180 lbs, wearing a black hoody. In possession of a handgun fired one round.
Suspect 2: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 3: black male, unknown further. In possession of a handgun.
Suspect 4: black male, unknown further.

This is an on-going police investigation




Multiple Weapons Violations In Rockford, On Thanksgiving


Multiple Weapons Violations In Rockford, On Thanksgiving

Source: data.illinois.gov

Rockford Scanner Fan Has Vehicle Stolen

Rockford Scanner Fan Mark Hartwig & Beloit Scanner:

Hoping you guys would post this. Police haven’t even shown up. Has bee almost an hr!!! My dads care just was stolen from Mobil on alpine and state. 99 Cadillac El Dorado black license plate “PLSRE 2” is the plate number. Two younger blackmales stole the car. If you could post it on the Rockford scanner that would be awesome have a great Thanksgiving!

BREAKING: Armed Robbery To A Rockford Gas Station


On 11-22-16 at approximately 11:42 PM Rockford Police Officers responded to the Phillips 66 gas station located at 4492 Linden Road reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers met with the clerk who advised that two suspects had entered the store, one armed with a handgun.

The clerk advised the suspect with the handgun struck him in the head, causing a small laceration, and demanded the currency from the register. The clerk advised the suspects removed the currency from the cash register and fled the store. The clerk described the suspects as two black males in their early twenties.

The clerk suffered a minor injury which was treated at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation

Around 11:53 pm tonight a broadcast came across the un-encrypted airwaves of the Illinois State police in reference to an armed robbery to a business in Rockford.

It happened at the Phillip 66 in the 4400 block of Linden rd

The suspects are described as two black males around 19 years old. One had a blue hooded shirt.
Last seen on the west side of the building


Police chasing a carjacking suspect in Rockford



On Monday, 11/21/16 at approximately 2346 hours, officers responded to the area of Kilburn and Garfield in reference to an Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking. The victim advised police that she was delivering pizzas to an address on Summerdale, when she slowed down to look for the exact numbers. The victim said two Hispanic males approached the passenger side of her vehicle, and the “taller” suspect opened the front passenger door. The victim advised the suspect put a handgun to her back, and told her to get out and leave the keys in the ignition. The victim got out of her vehicle, and the taller suspect got in the driver’s seat, while the shorter suspect got in the passenger seat. The vehicle left EB on Summerdale, and the victim called 911 to report the incident.


The suspects are described as follows:






It was determined in a follow-up investigation that the address on Summerdale (where the pizzas were being delivered) is not a valid address. This incident is currently under investigation.


Update: The carjacking happened near Kilburn and Gladstone. They recovered the vehicle, but the suspects are still on the loose. Sounds like in the neighborhood of Halsted and Huffman. Two Hispanic male suspects.

They crashed on Ridge between Halsted and Belmont

Just before midnight police were chasing a carjacking suspect. The information came across the un-encrypted airwaves of the county. Also via a few RS fans who witnessed the chase. Details are very minimal right now, due to the Rockford Police being encrypted.

But there was a carjacking. The suspect is a Hispanic male. The police were chasing the suspect in the area of Halsted and Ridge. A fan said the vehicle has a pizza delivery sign on top

Note: So we assume from this information, a robbery/carjacking happened to a pizza delivery driver in Rockford and police are now chasing the suspect.

Update from RS fan: Several officers searching the area of Randolf and Pheasant Run. Near Riverside/Rockton (SE from there) Police K-9 out tracking. Another fan saying Halsted and Huffman area (Same general area)

Pame Lo Yoch: I hope they catch these losers.. They hit my Yukon n rammed it into my aunt’s Malibu

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Another Citizen Robbed in Rockford, Suspect Gets Away


On November 21st, 2016 at 6:44 p.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of Post Ave in reference to an armed robbery.  Preliminary investigations revealed that a 51 year old female had just parked her vehicle curb side and was walking towards her residence when she was confronted by a suspect armed with a handgun.  The suspect demanded her purse which she handed over to him.  The suspect then ran from the area and the victim was not injured.


The suspect was described as a light skinned black male, late teens to early 20’s, 5’-5”, thin build wearing dark jeans and black hoodie.


The incident is currently under investigation.