Several sources are reporting 2 military Chinook helicopters were flying in the area this morning.
There were 2 military Chinook helicopters that were flying in the area.
At least one of them landed at the National Guard Armory in Machesney Park.
It is unknown why they were in the area.
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The Chinook helicopters are used for mainly transporting troops and equipment. Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other applications include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search-and-rescue, disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction
Sources are reporting an armed robbery at a local Walmart.
It happened around 3:30 am this morning at the Walmart on Northridge. That is the one near Forest Hills and E Riverside.
Reports of an armed robbery with a gun at the Walmart.
Reports of a man pulled a gun on an employee and also slashed a tire of the security vehicle.
The store went on lockdown. After the store went on lockdown, no customers were being let inside the building and the suspect robbed a customer in the parking lot.
Note: The man was reported to have been walking around the store since approx. 8:30 pm, approx. 7 hours before the incident took place. Store security has great camera footage of the suspect, but has not released the footage.
Rockford Police confirmed an armed robbery, but did not provide any details.
UPDATE: RPD plans on making a press release on this now. As soon as they do, we will update this.
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UPDATE: VEHICULAR HIJACKING ARRESTS: On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a report of an aggravated vehicular hijacking in the area of Lexington Avenue and Preston Street. Upon arrival, officers learned three armed, male suspects approached the 40-year-old female victim while she was stopped at a stop sign. One of the suspects demanded property from the victim, hit her with the gun, and forced her out of the vehicle. The suspects fled in the victim’s white car.
Officers located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on eastbound U.S. Hwy 20 near 11th Street. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed and officers pursued. The chase ended when the suspects crashed while trying to exit onto East State Street from I-90. The suspects got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. A Rockford Police K9 was used to apprehend one of the suspects, and a loaded firearm was also recovered.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against the suspects. The third suspect, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening. Charges are pending against him following the completion of medical treatment.
Juvenile Male, 16, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police
Soldier Perkins, 19, Rockford: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude, Fleeing to Elude
Perkins also faces several traffic charges. The juvenile was lodged in the Juvenile Detention Center following treatment of minor injuries at a local hospital. Perkins was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the suspects are merely accusations. The juvenile and Perkins are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court
Sources are reporting a scene near Loves Park
UPDATE: Suspects were wanted in an aggravated hijacking. A couple of suspects are in custody. Sources said it appears the vehicle may have rolled over near the ramp to I-90. Still developing.
Sources are reporting approx. 20 police squad cars are at a scene near I-90 and E Riverside. At the time of writing this we do not yet know what happened.
We been told that there are several officers near I-90 and E State st as well, possibly related to this call.
We have been told this was a possible police chase that ended up into an auto accident. But not confirmed. (Not related to the one from earlier)
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This is what sources are reporting so far. The police chase was first reported in Machesney Park near N Second. Reports of the vehicle was traveling over 100 MPH. During this time a Department of Homeland Security vehicle was rammed. Unknown on injuries. The suspect vehicle proceeded to keep fleeing from police. They had a government helicopter in the air and was following the suspect vehicle. A short time later, reports were saying the vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom. Also reports of a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the same location. Unknown on the severity of the injuries. Sources said they were able to catch a suspect at the scene. It is not yet known what the suspect was originally wanted for. (Possibly drug related according to sources) Please avoid this area, numerous officers are working the scene and are diverting traffic. We will post updates as they become available
The vehicle crashed near Forest Hills and Landstrom. Police have the alleged suspects in custody. Unknown on injuries. Sounds like they might have hit a pedestrian near this location as well. Still developing, avoid the area
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Sources reporting a scene in Machesney Park
Several sources reporting numerous police going extremely fast down N Second st towards a scene near N Second and Harlem area.
At this time, it is not yet known what happened due to the police encryption.
All we can tell you is numerous police officers working a scene near this location, and to avoid the area.
We will try bringing you updates, if they become available
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UPDATE: This is a police chase, a police helicopter is following the suspects. The suspect rammed a Department of Homeland Security vehicle during the chase. Still developing.