Armed Robbery Suspects Try To Ram Officer While Fleeing in Rockford



Around 3 pm today a detective was chasing an armed robbery suspect. They are in a black cadillac with dealer plates. The suspects attempted to intentionally ram an officer while fleeing. The officers terminated the chase. Last seen near N Main and Riverside.

No other information

Update: At 3:31 pm they are asking for more officers to the area of Alidia st in Rockford. They said the vehcile pulled into a driveway at a White/Gold house. They want several officers to be en route to setup a perimeter. They want all marked squads to stay off of Alidia st. They are observing a white male with a small child walking to the vehicle. Still developing.   UPDATE: Wrong vehicle…..

Around 3:45 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to Bauer and N Rock. Scanner traffic is saying a witness said someone just pushed a black vehicle into the river. The vehicle is floating down the river. The suspect got into a Red vehicle and was last seen eastbound into Machesney park

At 3:52 pm today they said the vehicle is still floating down the river and is currently located in the 7800 block of Shore Drive in Machesney park. They are requesting a boat to the scene, so they can get some type of chain on it, to stop it from floating down the river more and drag it to the shoreline. It is approx. 30 yards out from the shoreline.

Suspect is a black male, approx 30 years old, 6’0, medium build, facial hair, wearing a dark hat, red hoody, and blue jeans.

NOTE: Updates posted, are delayed for officer safety


BREAKING: Missing Boy At Rock Cut State Park

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Update: Rockford Scanner fan Sarah T. located the missing boy. He was hiding. She had to flag down the police.  The boy is OK and has been reunited with his family. 

UPDATE: 4:16 pm, the ISP located the missing boy

Details are minimal right now. Only saying there is a missing 8 year old out at Rock Cut State Park.  At the time of writing this, it was just developing and no description was available. Several officers are en route. Still developing. We will update this as more details becomes available

UPDATE on description and last known location: White male, 8 years old, wearing a red jacket (Black-hawks jacket) , denim tennis shoes. Last seen  near the paved walk way by the fishing pier. Many officers are searching for the boy. Sounds like he was last seen on the west end of the park. We tried getting the map below as accurate as possible on the last known area.


Search & Rescue And Helicopter Locate Missing Man


Yesterday the Ogle County Sheriff was searching for 76 year old Robert Thingvold of rural Stillman Valley, last seen in the area of 6000 N. Hales Corner Rd. wearing gray sweatpants and a purple shirt. He has a medical history of dementia and Parkinsons disease. He walks hunched over.

The emergency personnel brought in a helicopter to search for him.

Robert Thingvold HAS BEEN LOCATED.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and Ogle County Emergency Management Agency would like to thank the following for their quick response:
•Stillman Valley Fire Dept.
•OSF Life Flight (St. Anthony)
•Lee County Emergency Management Agency
•Lee County Volunteer Corp (search and rescue)
•Byron Fire Dept



Elevator Extrication Needed In Rockford



Around 3:39 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to 630 E State st at the Faust Landmark. Scanner traffic is saying the Rockford Fire Department is en route to the Faust, for an elevator extrication call. A subject is trapped near the 7th floor. No other information is available