Several sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford
Several sources are reporting another shooting incident in Rockford
An RS fan reported to us that the Family Dollar next to the DMV on the 3700 block of East State ST has been robbed.
This fan witnessed a heavy set pudgy faced black male in a white t-shirt and red pants with curly hair run out of the family dollar store with an employee yelling “STOP THAT MAN”.
As this person ran he dropped his wallet according to the fan report.
If you’re in the area of the 3700 block of East State ST please notify the police if you see someone matching this description.
After posting this, another fan said the description was Hispanic male with black jeans with short hair and gray t-shirt.
Just after 1 AM, Sources were reporting and arm robbery on Rockford West-side.
Around 2 am numerous police officers from the Rockford Police and Winnebago County Sheriff, did some crowd control at a Rockford gas station.
It happened at the Citgo on Auburn, near the Auburn Manor.
A large crowd gathered in the parking lot just prior to the police showing up.
Several police officers swarmed the parking lot and moved everyone along. Some people fled when officers arrived and some officers chased the suspects fleeing.
No reports of injuries or arrests.
Around 1 am this morning, the Rockford Police, Winnebago County Sheriffs Office and the Illinois State police were involved in the search and capture of a suspect in Rockford.
The suspect fled from a traffic stop. The suspect then crashed/disabled the vehicle near Elm st on the West side. The suspect got out on foot and fled the scene.
Police from all the jurisdictions setup a perimeter and a police K-9 was able to assist in capturing the alleged suspect.
The alleged suspect was transported to a local hospital, for allegedly swallowing drugs.
A to Z towing towed the vehicle from the scene.
Note: Not yet known if this is related to any of the crime incidents that has happened in Rockford tonight.
Video from the scene by Rickie Traeger
At approximately 1:05 pm on Sunday, September 09, 2018 officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Sherman Ave in reference to a shooting. Officers located two male victims that had been shot. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for medical attention. One of the victims had non-life-threatening injuries. The second victim is in serious condition.
This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Area Crimestoppers at (815) 963-7867.
Sources are reporting another shooting scene in Rockford.
This one happened around 1 pm in the area of the 1300 block of Sherman ave in Rockford.
Reports of the victim (or someone nearby the victim) returned gunfire.
Witnesses said there was over 40 gunshots heard.
A white SUV fled the area, with their back window shot out.
There was a get together at a nearby residence, having a cookout. When a suspect approached the people and opened fired on the group at the cookout.
Several sources are reporting multiple gunshots in the area of the Rockton Avenue shopping center near Rockton Avenue.
Rockford police confirm shots were fired in the area of Rockton Avenue and Midway around 1:40 PM today.
At the time of writing this it is, there are conflicting reports on if there is any shooting victims or property damage.
No suspect information at this time due to the police encryption
Several sources are reporting a shooting incident in Rockford.
It happened a little bit after 5 AM in the area of Locust and Horsemen.
Numerous shots were fired in the area according to witnesses.
Reports of a house and a vehicle had been struck by the gunfire.
No reports of injuries at the time of writing this.
Unknown on the suspect description at this time.
Still developing please avoid the area
Details are minimal due to the encryption.
This morning a man came out of his residence on N Main in Rockford.
It happened near 3514 N Main.
While he exited his house a suspect hit the victim in the head. The victim needed medical attention.
Then the suspect stole the victims truck.
No suspect information, or vehicle information at this time.
Around 11 am this morning several officers were on scene of a home invasion/burglary that happened in Rockford.
It happened in the area of N Day on Rockford’s West side.
Sources said a witness called police when they saw people robbing a house.
The suspects crashed while fleeing. Two suspects were caught. Another two fled the scene and still are on the loose. No suspect information, due to the encryption.
They had a police perimeter setup and police K-9 dogs trying to track the suspects.
At approximately 8:09 pm on Monday June 11,2018 Officers were sent to the area of 200 Brendenwood Terrace reference multiple calls of shots fired.
Upon arrival Officers located several spent shell casings. Officers learned a vehicle was east bound on Brendenwood Terrace. when an occupant in the suspect vehicle fired multiple times at the victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled west bound. The victim’s vehicle was struck multiple times. Occupants of the victim’s vehicle were not injured.
Suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV.
Suspect was described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, short hair.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department (815) 966-2900 or the Winnebago County Crime Stoppers hotline (815) 963-7867.
On 6-7-18 at approximately 1711 hours officers responded to a local hospital where they met with a male victim who stated he was the victim of a home invasion.
The victim stated he was home alone at 1221 12th St when two subjects entered his home and began beating him with a handgun. Due to a language barrier the victim was unable to understand the suspects’ demands.
One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim at which point he pushed the gun away and shot was fired. The suspects then fled the residence on foot at which time the victim called for help. The victim was not struck by gunfire and his injuries were non life-threatening.
Suspect #1 is a black male, 25-30 years old, 5’11” tall, 150 pounds, braided hair, armed with a handgun
Suspect #2 is a black male, 25-30 years old, 5’11” tall, 150 pounds, armed with a knife
Anyone with information is asked to contact Winnebago County Crime Stoppers or the Rockford Police Department.
UPDATE: Sources reporting this was a police chase, that resulted in the auto accident.
Around 10:30 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Ridge and Whitman.
There is an auto accident near this intersection.
Injuries were being reported. At least three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.
Avoid the area. Still developing
DeKalb Police arrest Student Mentor for Sexual Assault
On May 14th, 2018, the DeKalb Police Department was notified of a sexual assault that occurred on May 12th, in the 800 block of Edgebrook. The victim, who resides in another city, reported that he was sexually assaulted by a 25-year-old male by the name of “Cesar Leanos.” The minor child, who is under 17 years of age, met the suspect on a social media application called GRINDR. The suspect picked up the minor child from his residence in the evening hours of May 12th. The suspect drove the minor child to the suspect’s apartment on Edgebrook. Once inside the suspect apartment, the minor child was sexually assaulted. The victim reported that he was driven home by the suspect the following day.
On May 15th, investigators located video surveillance of the suspect arriving and leaving his residence with the minor child. On May 24th, investigators overheard and recorded conversations between the suspect and the minor child. The suspect was identified as Flavio C. Leanos-Macias.
On May 29th, investigator spoke with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias and learned of more victims. Through the course of the interview it was also learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias mentors students at DeKalb High School as part of the Kishwaukee College Upward Bound Program.
On May 29th and 30th, DeKalb Police worked with DeKalb School District 428 to ensure the safety of their students. Through conversations with District 428, it was learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias is not mentoring students at this time.
On May 29th, DeKalb Police spoke with another minor under the age of 16 who reported that he has had contact with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias. The minor child reported that he met Flavio-Macias on a social media application called HORNET. Over the last 10 days, conversations took place between the minor child and suspect by phone and in person. These conversations attempted to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.
On May 30th, an arrest warrant was issued for Flavio C. Leanos-Macias, 25 years of age. Bond was set at $100,000 for the offenses of: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Criminal Sexual Assault, Traveling to Meet a Minor Child, and Unlawful Grooming. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody without incident.
DeKalb Police Investigators have reason to believe that there may be more victims. If you have any information regarding this investigation or information regarding other potential victims, please contact the DeKalb Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
This investigation was worked in conjunction with the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office and DeKalb School District 428.
The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
From a source who was involved:
-Location: E. Riverside & N. Alpine intersection.
-What Happened: We were driving in the far right lane on E. Riverside east bound when were struck head on by a lady making a left hand turn on a red turn light. We didn’t have time to stop, because we were already half way through the green light. She didn’t exchange a name nor insurance information with us.. It happened so fast. Our airbags deployed right when we got struck. Hers deployed after she was out of her car. Fire personnel showed up to the scene first and then RPD and ambulance showed up shortly after. Our car took a lot of damage. My husband was the driver and came out with hip and back injuries. Myself, I came out with an injured knee, bruised tailbone, really bad bruise to my underarm and scraped my neck and stomach. I am also 18 weeks pregnant, luckily no injuries or death of the unborn.. Pretty badly shaken up as this is my husband’s and I first car accident.
Around 5:15 PM today several emergency personnel were responding to an accident with injuries.
It happened in the area of E Riverside and Alpine.
Injuries are being reported.
Traffic is backed up, so please avoid the area.
Conditions are favorable for the development of isolated funnel clouds, associated with the shower and thunderstorm activity over northern and central Illinois and northwest Indiana. These funnel clouds normally protrude a few hundred feet downward from the parent cloud, rotate or spin like a top, and last a few minutes before dissipating. These funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and typically do not pose any sort of hazard.
The atmospheric conditions these funnels are developing in do not support strong, damaging tornadoes. However, on extremely rare occasions these funnels can briefly touch the ground and produce very minimal, if any damage.
The National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor the situation. Please forward reports of funnel sightings to the nearest law enforcement agency for relay to the National Weather Service. If threatening weather approaches, move indoors to a place of safety.