Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Business Robbed At gunpoint





 

On Thursday August 22nd, 2019 at 9:05 pm Rockford Police Officers responded to the Family Dollar store at 3124 N. Rockton to investigate an Armed Robbery that had just occurred.

Officers spoke with employees and witnesses who advised 3 black male suspects had entered the store and demanded money.

2 of the 3 suspects were armed. The employees and witnesses advised all three suspects were masked. The suspects left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot.

No employees or witnesses were injured.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information please call the Rockford Police or Rockford Area Crimestoppers.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Suspect flees from police and crashes in Rockford




Police have confirmed a police chase on the a west side around 10 PM.

It ended on Furman near Taylor, when the vehicle crashed into a tree.

The vehicle was reported to be fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 mph. It appears it crashed into a tree near this location.

Many officers were on scene.

One in custody that was transported to a local hospital.








 

Rockford Scanner™: 3 Scenes With Many Officers On Each Scene in Rockford




Sources are reporting a few scenes in Rockford that has numerous officers on each scene. 

The first one was in the 1500 block of 4th st.  Approx. 9 officers are on scene. This was around 10:30 pm.  Unknown what is currently ongoing.
UPDATE: We have been told it was a 10 year old boy that stole his grandmas vehicle. Police have yet to confirm this.

Another scene around the same time is near Douglas and Camlin.  Several officers are on scene. Again, unknown what happened. Police have yet to release any information.

Third scene happened in the 1900 block of 4th st around 8:30 pm. Video below by Angela Marie Bailey Eklund. She said the police stopped her daughter thinking she was another individual and then tackled her 17 year old daughter because they thought her daughter was someone else. (Mis-identification) .  3 people were detained, 2 arrested.








 

Rockford Scanner™: Couple Of Armed Robberies, Police Investigating




 

Police are investigating a couple of armed robberies that happened recently.  

  • 3500 block of Elm st
  • 600 block of Score st
  • 10th st and 16th ave

No suspect information.   We have been told there were injuries at least one of these scenes. But police have yet to confirm this. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Violent Home Invasion, At Least One Shooting Victim




Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford with at least one person that has been shot. 

It happened around 9:45 pm tonight in the 1900 block of S 6th st.

Reports of a violent home invasion. Shots rang out and at least one person has been shot.  It is unclear at this time if the shooting victim is the victim from the home invasion or the suspect.

No other information at this time. Still developing.

UPDATE:  Suspects are in a  Black 2005 Grand Prix with a plate of AX32712  that comes back to an address on 9th st. #1 White male, 5’8, 150 lbs, dark clothing armed with a gun  #2 black male 6’1 170 lbs. Dark clothing and a mask and a gun.  Last seen northbound on Kishwaukee.

The victim is a man approx. 65 years old and was shot in the arm.

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Scene on The East Side, possible Body Found




Sources were reporting a large police presence working a scene on the East side. It happened around 4 am near 22nd ave and 10th st, near the alley.  

We have been told there was a body found.

RPD wouldn’t provide  any details at the scene and Officer Vasquez told us to call the media line to get info. We called the media line and no one answered. 

RPD has yet to confirm any details.

All we can confirm is several officers working the scene near this location and while we were on scene the officers had the crime scene tape in hand and they have not released any information or confirmed anything. And sources told us it was a dead body that was found. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Carjacking in Rockford, RPD Investigating




We sat on this story as well, hoping the local police would release information on it. And again, they did not. So we are posting it.

Sources are reporting a carjacking in Rockford. 

It happened in the area of  Court and Vernon around 9 pm. 

Suspects are a couple of black males wearing dark clothing. 

Unknown if it is related, but we have been told there was a very large police chase on 20 around 1 am, that involved approx 30+ squad cars. 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Home Invasion on The East Side




 

On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0235 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of 12th Ave. reference a Home Invasion.

Victims advised they were in the residence when the suspects forced open the back door and entered the residence armed with handguns. Suspects took personal property from the victims prior to fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported.

Suspects were described as 4 unknown race males wearing dark clothing armed with handguns.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Woman Assaulted During A Violent Home Invasion in Rockford




Sources are reporting a violent home invasion in Rockford. 

It happened a little after 2 am in the 200 block of Avon. That is very close to the RPD district 1 HQ. 

3 Black male suspects committed a home invasion and assaulted a woman. 

They are described as 3 black males, all wearing masks, all wearing dark hooded shirts. Last seen near the rear alleyway on foot. 


RPD:

On Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at approximately 0242 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to 200 S. Avon St. reference a Home Invasion.  Victim advised they were at the residence when suspects kicked in the front door to the residence.  Victim confronted the 3 suspects at the front door and a struggle ensued.  Victim was able to flee from the residence.  Suspects fled in an unknown direction from residence.  Victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Unknown if any property was taken.  Suspects were described as unknown race males armed with handguns.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900

 

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Victim Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing




Update: 1 confirmed shooting victim. The male victim is reported to be dead outside by a tree. Unconfirmed reports are saying there are 2 more victims as well.  1 confirmed, 3 possible shooting victims.

A man was shot in the chest at the same location the night before around 2 am. The victim self transported to a nearby hospital. It is unknown if these 2 shootings are related.  (Man shot in the chest last night, Man murdered tonight with possibly 2 more victims at the same location within 24 hours)

Police are currently using dogs to track the scent of the suspect in this murder.  That suspect is described as a Black male wearing a White shirt and was last seen running westbound in the yards.

Approx.


Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened just after 2 am in the 1200 block of 8th st. Google maps shows it to be near 12th ave. 

Details are minimal right now. 

Approx. 5-8 shots were fired according to sources who live near the location. 

At least one  shooting victim near this location. We have been told it is a fatal, but not yet confirmed. 

Suspect is described as a Black male with a White shirt, last seen on westbound through the yards on  foot in the area. 

No other information.


 Source who lives nearby said: ”  I woke up from a dead sleep telling my daughter to get on the ground. This happened just 4 days ago also during the day (shots fired) while police where already on scene but they didn’t care there were 4 shots fired no one hit then! ”


MURDER INVESTIGATION: A 32-year-old man was found outside an apartment building in the 1200 block of 8th Street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are conducting a follow up investigation into the incident which does not appear to be random.