Around 4:30 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to the Riverview Icehouse area. Scanner traffic said a subject was loading/unloading his boat. The boat got free and is now floating freely down the river. The sheriff doesn’t have a boat so they are going to ask for the RFD to assist.
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
Around 3:18 pm tonight officers were dispatched to an address on Ventura in Machesney Park. Scanner traffic is saying a person found a possible human hip bone on the river around Labor Day. Officers are en route to investigate
On Sunday, September 25, after 2:00 AM, officers responded to the 300 block of River Lane after being informed of people gathering for a fight. The officers made contact with occupants of a vehicle when they arrived in the area.
An occupant of the vehicle, Brandon S. Anderson (27) of Loves Park, allegedly exited the vehicle carrying a bag & began to run away, but was tackled by officers. After taking him into custody, officers discovered suspected cocaine, Xanax, Vicodin & drug paraphernalia in the bag. Suspected cannabis was also recovered from the vehicle.
Anderson, an Illinois parolee, was charged with:
-Possession with the intent to deliver Cocaine
-Possession with the intent to deliver Vicodin Pills
-Possession with the intent to deliver Xanax Pills
-Possession with the intent to deliver Cannabis
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Criminal charges are merely allegations & defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a Court of Law.
Rockford Scanner Fan: “I was going Across Jefferson st bridge at 12:30 pm today and look over and seen something green floating in the river so I went around the Block and got out seen it was a Jacket so I called 911 and nobody come to check it to make sure there wasn’t a body in it”
On September 5, 2016 officers responded to the Auburn St. Bridge for a report of a truck driving into the Rock River. Upon arrival officers located a grey pickup truck 3/4 into the Rock River at the Auburn St. Bridge on the east river bank. A 65 year old white male driver was located and transported to a Rockford area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling south bound on N. 2nd St. and drove off the roadway when trying to maneuver through the off ramp to the east bound lanes of Spring Creek Road. Alcohol use is being investigated at time as a possible contributor to this incident. No charges have been filed
Rockford Scanner Fan: “My father in law was cut off by the truck that went in the river. He saw him cut left then right then he ended up on the path then the river. He jumped out to help him but had to wait till crews arrived obviously lol he said he though the guy was drunk…..ugh hope not people could of been hurt!”
Around 2:33 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the Auburn st bridge. Scanner traffic is saying a truck went over the rails of the bridge. The truck is in the river. On the east side of the river. The truck is occupied. Several emergency personnel are en route
UPDATE: Everyone was able to get out of the truck. The truck is right on the river and bank area. In the Sinnissippi park area. Medical is on scene, unknown on injuries. Still developing.