This morning around 7:20 am a Rockford Scanner fan was reporting 2 stabbing victims on Parkside ave. in Rockford. There was a fight near an alleyway. Two people were stabbed. 2 Ambulances dispatched.
Rockford police have yet to release any information, 12 hours later………
Nothing from the RPD………….
Scanner audio of the call below
Rockford Scanner fan contacted us around midnight and said:
“Home invasion attempt at our home on Bell Ave. Cops here now investigating. the 1800 block of Bell ave. Suspect info is unknown right now. They tried to break in through the back yard first which is privacy fenced in and came back again to the front door after the police left the first time. The cops are back now looking around again”
Around noon today the Rockford Fire Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of 12th st.
Scanner traffic is saying a victim was robbed and beaten near this location.
No suspect information, since the Rockford police are encrypted
RS fan Annie Salzman-Kline:
My son was car jacked at gun point took his phone ,his car and money from his wallet in this area last night around 630 pm. By 6-7black young boys . Looking for a 4 door red Saturn .
Credit: RS fan
On November 16, 2016 at 7:34 p.m. Rockford Police responded to an aggravated vehicular hijacking incident where the victim was parked in their vehicle waiting for a friend to come out of a house. The victim was approached by 7 black males who knocked on the victims car window and displayed a handgun. Suspects demanded the car and property from the victim and after the victim complied they were told to walk away from the scene. The suspects then drove away in the victims red 2000 Saturn with Illinois license H735350. Suspects were described as black males one wearing a black hoodie and another wearing a grey hoodie. The victim was not injured during the incident.
On Monday November 14th, 2016, at about 1:10 a.m., Rockford Officers were dispatched to the area of 16th Street and Pershing Avenue in response to several citizens’ calls of gunshots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers learned from a witness that the shots were fired from a silver Cadillac travelling in the area. Officers searched and, only a few blocks away, located a silver Cadillac occupied by a female driver and male passenger parked in a driveway in the 2300 block of Reed Avenue. Officers conducted an investigative stop of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle first revealed spent cartridge casings. After further searching, officers located a partially loaded revolver. The male fled on foot, but was caught after only a short chase on foot. Information was developed that identified the male occupant of the Cadillac as the person who had possessed the revolver and fired it from the moving car. It is believed he was firing into the air and no persons or things were found to have been shot after officers checked the area.
On 11/14/16 at around 1:10 AM Rockford Police responded to the 2300 block of Pershing Ave in reference to gunshots that were fired from a car. Officers checked the area and located a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 2300 block of Reed Ave. The car was occupied. During the course of the investigation officers located spent shell casings and a gun in the car.
Albert Dowthard was subsequently arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, resisting arrest and several weapons offenses.
At the time of this post it should be noted that the charges are merely accusations and Dowthard is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
On Wednesday November 9, 2016 at about 11:45 a.m. patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to Kent Creek adjacent to the 3100 block of Auburn Street in reference to a Death Investigation. The body of 36 year old, Cedric Merriweather, of Rockford was found in the creek by a work crew.
On Thursday November 10, 2016 an autopsy was conducted by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office. The results revealed that Merriweather died as a result of blunt force trauma and drowning, making his death a Homicide.
Update: A man has been found under the nearby bridge. Reported to have been found by the Winnebago County Inmate Work Crew. Still developing
Still no information from the Rockford police
Credit: Katherine N
Rockford police are encrypted so no information from the RPD.
Around 11:55 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the 3100 block of Auburn st for a person who had passed away. Rockford Fire Department arrived on scene, and said that the RPD were handling the scene and they were going back in service. It is not yet known how the person died. The RPD have not released any information. We will try to post an update if we can.
Yesterday was a pretty violent day in the Rockford area.
Below is a recap of some of the violence:
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Around 7:15 AM emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Parmele and 17th. Scanner traffic is saying multiple subjects were beating up one subject, and using bats. No other information at this time
On Monday, October 31, 2016 at 0902 hours Rockford Police Officers responded to Swedish American Hospital for a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a 37 year old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to his left femur. The victim explained he was driving eastbound at the 1200 block of E. State St when he attempted to pass a red Nissan 4 door with Missouri plates driven by an unknown black male and change lanes. During the course of passing the vehicle, the victim claims he crashed into the front left of the Nissan with the rear right of his vehicle. Shortly after the crash, the victim pulled over to the curb at which time the suspect driving Nissan pulled to the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle and fired one gunshot into the driver’s door. No evidence supports the reported crash. The victim does not have any life threatening injuries and could not provide any further information.
Around 1:30 AM. Several fans had contacted us and said they heard multiple gunshots on Rockford Eastside. Most of the fans were in the area of Charles st and Gardiner, also in the areas of Broadway and 21st, also 23rd and 17th, and 22nd and 13th. Rockford Police Department are encrypted so no suspect information is available. Unknown on injuries at this time. No other information is available.
Since we posted this, another RS fan said “my neighbors were outside arguing and screaming that he’s got a gun then like 30 mins later the cops have 16th Ave blocked off”