BURGLARY ARREST: On Monday, February 11, 2019 shortly after 4:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a valid burglary alarm at Flamingo Slots, 7521 Walton Street. When they arrived, officers learned that an unknown suspect had broken into the business in an attempt to remove money from the gambling machines. It appeared as though nothing was missing and the suspect fled without obtaining any money.
A short time later, SCOPE officers located a potential suspect in the 3400 block of Latham Street. Detectives from the Financial & Property Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charge against the suspect, Michael Fryer Jr.
Michael Fryer Jr., 36, Rockford: Burglary
Detectives are investigating the possibility that Fryer may be involved in other recent burglaries, similar in nature.
Fryer was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $250,000 bond. The charge against Fryer is merely an accusation. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATE: Public records show Stanley Turner, the man who allegedly robbed the Dollar Tree last night and had a several hour standoff, has a long criminal history including 2nd degree murder. Turner pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder in 2014
From RPD: On Sunday, shortly after 9 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to Dollar Tree (6340 E. State St.) for a possible robbery in progress. Everyone inside the store made it out, but officers learned the male suspect was still inside with what appeared to be a firearm. Officers are working to make contact with the suspect at this time. The incident is ongoing and more information will be released when possible. Please avoid the area.
RPD, SWAT, RFD and many other officers are on scene. The SWAT team is trying to communicate with someone inside the Dollar Tree.
The business is surrounded by many officers.
Police said there is an armed man inside the business, armed with a handgun. This was originally called in as a robbery in progress around 9 pm.
Officers saw the armed man running inside the store with a gun.
No other details at this time.
Sources are reporting approx. 20 police officers with their guns drawn at a business on the East side.
It happened at the Dollar Tree/Pet Smart area on E State.
Sources said there is 20 + police officers on scene and they all have their guns drawn.
It is not yet clear what is going on. But it is obviously a dangerous situation. So please avoid the area.
Update from source: They brought in some big swat tank and multiple squads from different areas with many of them outside the doors between petsmart and dollar tree
Update from the RPD: RPD has charged Shane Reiniche for robbery in this incident. He is on the run right now. And the RPD need your help locating him.
His last known address is in the 5100 block of Wild Strawberry Path in Loves Park. Also frequents the 400 block of S 2nd st in Rockford, 600 block of S Pierpont, 1900 block of Myott, and a few addresses in Byron.
Robbery: On Sunday, February 3, 2019 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Rockford Police officers were called to the Mobil at 2624 Stowmarket Avenue for a possible strong armed robbery.
On scene, officers learned the suspect placed items for purchase on the front counter. He then walked around to the other side of the counter and demanded money from the clerk’s register.
The suspect did not display a weapon and no one was hurt. He left the store westbound with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 26 years old, 6’1”-6’2”, 185 pounds with auburn-colored facial hair.
Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Sources are reporting an armed robbery to a Rockford business.
RPD has confirmed an armed robbery at the Kelly’s Market (Mobil) at 2624 Stowmarket in Rockford around 2:20 am.
That is just West of Harrison and Mulford.
Suspect is a male white that fled on foot from the business.
After we posted this, RPD has released information on the incident. The following was released by the RPD:
VEHICULAR INVASION: On Thursday, January 31, 2019, shortly before 7:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 900 block of South Mulford Road in reference to a vehicular invasion. The 31-year-old female victim reported that she had been attacked by an unknown male suspect who had apparently been hiding in the back seat of her vehicle.
She reported that while travelling northbound near the intersection of Mulford Road and Newburg Road, the suspect had emerged from the back seat and attempted to choke her. The victim lost control of her vehicle, struck a pile of snow before continuing northbound on Mulford Road. She then pulled into a parking lot in the 900 block of South Mulford Road and stopped her vehicle.
The suspect got out of the vehicle and fled westbound on foot. The victim was unable to provide a detailed suspect description.
She was not injured during the incident and nothing was taken. Just prior to the incident, the victim made a brief stop in the area of Stowmarket Avenue and Harrison Avenue and it is possible the suspect entered the vehicle at that time.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident. The circumstances of this incident are unique and appear to be isolated. Anyone who may have been in the area this morning and may have seen something suspicious is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or leave an anonymous tip at Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
Sources are reporting carjacking.
RPD said no comment.
It happened near Newburg and Phelps.
No suspect or car description, due to the encryption
Update from Merri Lawrence (Suspect info) 200lbs, about 6ft, and dark clothing is the only thing I was able to get from the police while searching my neighborhood. No warnings to lock doors even. I did not realize the severity till I had seen Sue’s post
No winter storm can stop the criminals in Rockford.
Last night there were a few violent crime calls.
Around 1 am there was many emergency personnel working a scene at 3725 E State st, at Taqueria San Jose. Sources told us it was a shooting scene. RPD confirmed working an “In Progress Person” call. As you know, they have labeled shootings, as “In Progress Person” in the past. RPD has yet to confirm the shooting though, only an “In Progress Person”
Gunshots were heard near the following areas.
2400 block of 11th st and also the 2200 block of S 6th st.
RPD confirms weapons violations near these locations.
Home invasion in the 600 block of Woodlawn.
RPD confirmed an “In progress property: Home Invasion/Burglary. ”
As you know the RPD are encrypted, and have yet to release any information on these calls or suspect information.