Rockford Scanner™: 2 men Arrested on Numerous Robbery Charges in Rockford & Loves park, Also For Attempted Murder




On April 19th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were called to 200 S. Gardner after a report of an armed robbery. Officers observed a female victim who reported that two men, inside a red pickup truck, pointed gun at her and demanded money.

A short time later, on April 19th, 2019, Rockford Police responded to the 3400 block of Liberty Drive after a male on a bicycle reported a red pickup truck pulled up beside him. The victim told police that the passenger inside the truck, pointed a gun at him and forced him off the roadway.

On April 20th, 2019, at approximately 1:45am, Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a Rockford hospital to investigate an armed robbery. Upon arrival, police met with a male victim, who had visible injuries to his face. The victim told police a red pickup truck pulled up next to him while he was at a stoplight in Loves Park when a male got out and approached his vehicle. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money. During the course of the armed robbery, the victim was struck multiple times in the face with the weapon. The Loves Park Police department were notified and conducted a follow up investigation.

Later in the evening on April 20th, Rockford Police responded to the 4100 block of Harrison Avenue for another armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with a male victim, who reported he was inside his vehicle, when a male approached and asked him for money. The suspect struck the victim numerous times in the head with a glass bottle. During the course of the attack, the suspect took the victim’s wallet, car keys and cell phone from inside the victim’s vehicle.

Rockford and Loves Park Police Detectives conducted follow-up investigations that were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, Bradley L. Wooden (D.O.B. 6/5/1996) and Joseph R. McCormick (D.O.B. 9/24/1992) were charged and recently indicted by a Grand Jury. The defendants face bills of indictment for each of the offenses that include charges of Attempt First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Attempt Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Vehicular Invasion, Aggravated Robbery, Burglary, Aggravated Battery and Mob Action,

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Attempt Armed Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Vehicular Invasion is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Burglary is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Wooden and McCormick are scheduled to be arraigned at 9:00am on May 30th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.


2 suspects arrested on multiple armed robbery charges in Rockford and Loves Park. During the robbery spree, several victims were beaten or injured. They were also charged with attempted murder

26 year old JOSEPH R. MCCORMICK

22 year old BRADLEY WOODEN

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26 year old JOSEPH R. MCCORMICK   was arrested for the following, being held on a $200,000 bail:

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-F-1 AGG BATTERY/USE DEADLY WEAPON

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/9-1-A-1 MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-1 ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-C AGG BATTERY/PUBLIC PLACE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-6-A UNLAWFUL VEHICULAR INVASION

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-A-1 AGG BATTERY/GREAT BODILY HARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-1-B-1 AGG ROBBERY/INDICATE ARM W/FIREARM

BRADLEY WOODEN was arrested for the following, being held on a $200,000 bail:

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-6-A UNLAWFUL VEHICULAR INVASION

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-A-1 AGG BATTERY/GREAT BODILY HARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/9-1-A-1 MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-1 ARMED ROBBERY/NO FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-C AGG BATTERY/PUBLIC PLACE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-1-B-1 AGG ROBBERY/INDICATE ARM W/FIR

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-F-1 AGG BATTERY/USE DEADLY WEAPON

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/25-1-A-1 MOB ACTION/FORCE/2+ PERSONS

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-2-A-2 ARMED ROBBERY/ARMED W/FIREARM

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/18-1-B-1 AGG ROBBERY/INDICATE ARM W/FIR

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-503-A-1 RECKLESS DRIVING

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/6-303-A DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/3-707-A OPERATE UNINSURED MTR VEHICLE

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/3-703 IMPROPER USE REGIS/TITLE

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-1204-B DISREGARD STOP SIGN

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-601.5-B SPEEDING 35+ MPH OVER LIMIT

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-502-A TRANSP/CARRY ALC LIQ/DRIVER

 

  • 625 ILCS 5.0/11-709-A IMPROPER TRAFFIC LANE USAGE

 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery In Rockford, possible Injuries




Sources are reporting an armed robbery in Rockford.

It happened near the corner of Broadway and 20th st in Rockford around 2:45 pm Tuesday afternoon.

We been told the suspects beat the victim up pretty bad, but that is not confirmed.

Rockford Police have yet to release any information on this incident at the time of writing this.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Armed Robbery To A Local Business, High Speed Police Chase




UPDATE: Police lost the suspects near mile marker 57. The vehicle made it all the way into Chicago. It rolled over near 294. It rolled over and landed back onto its wheels and then kept fleeing.


Sources are reporting several officers are at the T-Mobile on Charles st. In the 2400 block of Charles st. They said it appears the business was robbed.

There is a high speed police chase on I-90 EB, the suspects in the chase are believed to be the robbery suspects. (They are wanted for a robbery)

They are described as 2 black males in a Ford, possibly an explorer.

At the time of writing this, police were still chasing the vehicle EB on I-90 at speeds around 90 MPH.

Still developing.





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Beaten Up And Robbed, Not Moving




Sources are reporting a man was beaten up and robbed in Rockford.

Sources said a man was beaten pretty severely near Kishwaukee and Harrison ave. The man is laying on the ground and not moving and it appears the man may have been knocked out or is possibly dead.

No suspect information at this time.





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Rockford Scanner™: Bank Robbed in Rockford, Still Developing




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RPD is investigating an attempted bank robbery shortly before 4 pm at the US Bank in the 3200 block of 11th St.

No one hurt.

Suspect fled without obtaining any currency

Suspect is a male black, 30’s, 6’0, thin build, blond wig, gray jumpsuit, armed with a handgun. Last seen in a dark gray vehicle.

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Several sources are reporting a bank robbery in Rockford.

A suspect robbed the US Bank on 11th st.

No suspect information at this time.

Suspect is believed to be on foot in the area, police have a perimeter setup and a police K-9 assisting.

Still developing

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Rockford Scanner™: Local Business Robbed, Suspect Gets Away




Sources are reporting a robbery at a Rockford business.

It happened at the O’Reilly’s on Auburn and Rockton.

Suspect is described as a black male,short, stocky  build.
Last seen on foot fleeing from the scene.

Unknown if it was to the business or a citizen.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Suspect Uses A Sawed Off Shotgun To Commit An Armed Robbery




Sources are reporting an armed robbery on the East side. 

It happened in the area of Kishwaukee and 10th ave. 

Suspect is a black male, 19 years old, 6’1, 160 lbs, wearing light colored clothing and armed with a sawed off shotgun. Last seen Eastbound on 10th ave. 

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Robbery At A Rockford Hotel, RPD Investigating




Sources are reporting a robbery at a local hotel.

It happened at the Hilton Inn on Walton in Rockford.

RPD is investigating an armed robbery.
It is unknown if it happened to the business or to a citizen.

Suspects are 2 black males. One of them is 6’0, 200 lbs

No other information at this time.

UPDATE: A guest at the hotel was robbed.





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Rockford Scanner™: Scene on the East Side, Possible Dangerous Situation




Sources are reporting a scene on the East side.

It happened around 10 pm near Harrison and Mulford.

Sources said numerous police are working a scene near this location.

Reports of an armed suspect in the area and police have a perimeter setup in the area.  No info on the suspect description at this time.

Still developing. We been told this is a very dangerous and active scene, so please avoid the area for awhile

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Source said: ” Mobil at Harrison and Stowmarket. The clerk told me the person/people in the black truck tried robbing the gas station across the street (Harrison) and decided to “park there” ”





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Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating Another Robbery Call in Rockford




Sources are reporting another robbery in Rockford.

This one happened around 2 pm today near Flintridge in Rockford.

We been told the victim was injured during the incident, unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.

No suspect information.

 

 





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