Rockford Scanner™: Strong Armed Robbery At A Local Hospital





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UPDATE:   Sources said the robbery happened at the Walgreens across the street and the victim went to the hospital, and that is where RPD met the victim. Still no suspect information at this time


Sources were reporting a robbery call at Swedish American Hospital earlier tonight around 7:30 pm

Rockford Police have confirmed they had a strong armed robbery call at 1401 E State st, Swedish American Hospital.

Unknown if it happened at the hospital, or at a different location and that is where police met the victim.

No other information is available at this time.






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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene in Rockford, Avoid The Area





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Sources are reporting a very large police presence in the Edgewater Neighborhood in Rockford.  That is the neighborhood just North of Auburn st along the Rock River.

It appears the police have a perimeter setup and are searching for a suspect.

At this time, it is not yet known who the RPD are searching for due to the encryption.  Or what they are wanted for.

We are awaiting to hear back from the RPD for an official statement.

Check back later for updates






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Rockford Scanner™: Officer Involved Fatal Shooting in Rockford, Suspect Killed After A Traffic Stop





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Note: This is the 3rd incident in the last several weeks that a Rockford Police officer has fired their gun. 2 of those incidents, a person died.


Stearns County Jail

Sources said the victim Randy Pierson was charged on multiple counts of theft and theft and swindle in Stearns County Minnesota.  Court records show he failed to show up for court on the charges. There was an active warrant for failure to appear. Unknown if it is related to this shooting incident or not at this time.


Update: 


On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 shorty before 11:30 a.m., a Rockford Police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a white truck with Texas plates pulling a micro flagstaff lite trailer.

During the course of the stop, the driver of the vehicle produced a handgun.

Chief OShea, said the driver “produced a gun”.
He did not say “pointed” the gun. In the press briefing.

The officer fired multiple rounds.

Approx. 17 rounds according to sources

In the photos, there is what appears to be an empty magazine near cone #10 in the photos near the back driver side tire.

The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police.

The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force has been called to conduct an independent investigation.

The officer involved was transported to the hospital per protocol. All information is preliminary

There is video of the incident according to police, but it will not be released to the public.


Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white truck pulling a trailer just before 11:30 am.

During the traffic stop, police said a man produced a gun. The officer fired off multiple rounds at the suspect. Police said the suspect died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Sources said numerous gunshots were fired during the incident. One officer from RPD and one from ISP was also on scene,  the RPD officer was the only officer who discharged their weapon during the incident.

Still developing.

Unrelated: Multiple vehicle accident with one rolled over on the bypass near S Main.


Numerous police have their guns drawn at the scene.
They requested an ambulance for an officer.

There is also reports of a dead body at the scene.
Unknown who the victim is at this time.

Reports of a major traffic backup in the area.

Witnesses said the officers got out of their vehicles and put on bulletproof vests and pulled out their rifles.

Police have shut down the ramps in the area.  Still developing.

Note:There is a rollover vehicle in the area, unknown if it is related to this story.


Sources are reporting several emergency personnel working a scene.

It is on the bypass just west of Montague.

Numerous officers have their guns drawn on someone.

It is not yet clear what is going on, but it definitely is a dangerous situation.

Still developing, avoid the area.






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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child





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A Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child. On November 14, 2018 the Rockford Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a child, under the age of 13, by a male family member which had occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of Chatham Lane.

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, authorized charges and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, 35-year-old Charles Jones. The warrant has not been served, and Jones is still at large.

Charles Jones, 35, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 Counts), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s location is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

The charges against Jones are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases, Jones is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.






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Rockford Scanner™: 2 Different Scenes, Numerous Police At Each Scene





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Sources are reporting 2 scenes involving numerous police officers at each scene.

The first scene is reported to be in the old KMart parking lot on Sandy Hollow. Approx. 10 squad cars are on scene at this location.  Unknown what happened at this time.

The second scene is near Brynwood and Atherton.  Several squads were on scene. Sources said police parked their vehicles and got out and are on foot near a condo nearby. They are reported to have their rifles out.

At this time, it is unknown what happened due to the police encryption and police have yet to release information

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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Shooting On The East Side





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UPDATE: A suspect rammed a police car, the police fired shot at the suspect. Suspect was in a Blue 2001 Ford Focus with a plate of AP89823 comes back to an address at 2805 Edelweiss in Rockford. Sources said the alleged suspect is Alexandro Marquez. Hispanic male, medium build in his 20’s. Public records shows he has prior arrests for DUI and operating an uninsured motor vehicle and also possession of cannabis. Police are searching for this suspect.

A neighbor said there was a roadrage incident involving the off duty officer and the alleged suspect. A lot of screaming and fighting going on just prior to the shots being fired.


OFFICER’S VEHICLE RAMMED: On Sunday, January 20, 2019 shortly before 6:30 p.m., an off-duty Rockford Police officer was the victim of a vehicular assault in the area of 8th Street and 5th Avenue.

During the incident, the off-duty officer discharged their weapon at the suspect vehicle after it rammed the officer’s vehicle. The officer was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. There are no known injuries at this time. (Sources said one victim was shot, RPD is saying no shooting victim) The Winnebago Boone County Integrity Task Force was activated at the request of Chief Dan O’Shea and will investigate the incident. This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.


Sources are reporting a shooting on the East side.

Shooting is in the area of  8th st and 5th ave

Numerous police on scene, sounds like they might be searching for a suspect in the area.  No other information at this time.

Still developing.

Video by Michelle Cooper

 






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Rockford Scanner™: Automobile Accident Closes Down a Major Rockford Roadway



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Sources are reporting a bad accident on South Alpine near Beach just before 7:30 PM tonight. This is located just north of Alpine and Harrison

Injuries are being reported it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at this time.

Police have shut down the area due to the accident, so please avoid this area for a while.

The cause of the accident is under investigation but officials believe that weather may have played a factor.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Natasha Cleary And Her Two Young Sons



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Cold Case of Natasha Cleary and her 2 young sons

 

Natasha Cleary and her two young sons Marquwon Owens, 12, and Katarion Friar, 2 were brutally murdered in April 2011 at their house on Canterbury Lane.

Officials said they died as a result of gun shot wounds.

After the murders the suspect(s) set the house on fire.

According to the Coroner’s report, “The autopsy did not show any soot in their trachea or lungs…they were all dead before the fire.“

And then later on the suspect tried to use her debit card at the ATM at Northwest Bank, 3106 N. Rockton Road.

Any information you can call the Rockford Police or crimestoppers.

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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Police Worked Several Scenes Tonight



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Sources are reporting the Rockford police have worked several scenes today .

  • 3800 block of Thyme Drive:   Rockford police confirmed and aggravated battery.
  • 10th St. and 20th Ave.: Rockford police confirmed and aggravated battery
  • Church and Morgan Street:  Rockford police confirmed and attempted burglary to a vehicle.
  • 2700 block of Marshall Street: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 1800 block of 16th Ave.: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 2600 block of Charles Street: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • Rockford police recovered stolen vehicles in these locations: 700 block of N. Bell School Rd. and the 4600 block of Red Bluff Dr.
  • 300 block of Underwood: Rockford police confirm “other disorderly”
  • Several emergency personnel tried to serve a warrant in the 3200 block of Glenwood Avenue
  • 1300 block of Magnolia Street: Rockford police confirmed a missing adult, but did not provide a description of the missing adult
  • 800 block of Barnum: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”
  • 900 block of Harrison ave: Rockford police confirmed an “in progress person”

Note: Police have labeled the following crimes as “in progress person” in the past: shootings, home invasions, stabbings, robbery, death, kidnapping

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated battery in Rockford, Possibly involving a police officer



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Sources are reporting several emergency personnel in the area of 10th St. and 20th Ave. on Rockford’s East-side around 2 am.

Rockford police confirmed an aggravated battery at this location around 2 AM.

We been told this incident involves a police officer, but the police will not yet confirm this at this time.

It is not yet known if these two incidents are related but the Rockford police confirmed there was a traffic stop at the same location just prior to the aggravated battery.

All we can confirm is there is a scene near this location in at least one person was injured and needed medical treatment. And the Rockford Police Department confirm there was a traffic stop and an aggravated battery at the same location. Press enter no other details are available at this time

Update: At 5 am, the RPD is reporting a resisting and obstructing a peace officer at this location. Unknown if it is related.


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