Just before 9 :30 pm tonight several fire departments were responding to a structure fire near Rockton.
MABAS box 12 to the 2nd alarm.
Reports of a structure fire near 12158 Old River rd near Rockton.
Several fire departments are en route to assist.
Cristi Meyers-ArnoldIt’s fully engulfed. We think it’s a barn. This is from my home about 0.5 mile away. There are multiple fire trucks there- blocking Old River Rd. May want to avoid the area and find an alternative way to get home. They aren’t leaving any time soon.
Sources are reporting they saw a high speed police chase in the area of Whitman and Rockton. Suspect vehicle is Silver in color and a plate of or similar to BA44507. Police terminated the chase near Bruce.
Just before 11 pm emergency personnel were dispatched to a serious auto accident in the 4700 block of North Rockton.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near this location possibly life threatening injuries not yet confirmed.
It appears from what we saw at the scene: The vehicle may have been traveling North on Rockton, about a quarter mile south of Elmwood when the accident happened.
Police have North Rockton blocked off at Elmwood and also at Embury, it appears this road will be closed for several hours while an investigation is completed. (Update: Police have put up barricades now)
Unconfirmed: From what we been told so far the victim is possibly a male. And the driver of the vehicle is possibly a female. The accident is under investigation.
Sources said these 2 alleged suspects were caught on video just prior to them stealing a vehicle on Rockton. It sounds like the vehicle was recovered, but not yet confirmed. But these 2 alleged suspects are still on the loose.
UPDATE: Police have arrested 26-year-old Nickles Parks for the murder of Jamie Stephens. He is charged with robbery, murder, and trying to conceal a homicide.
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner’s Office said Jamie Stephens, passed away from several gunshot wounds.
Winnebago County Coroner confirmed it is the missing man.
He is 31-year-old Jamie Stephens, of Rockford
Sources said this is a fully clothed male victim and it is a homicide scene. The body was intentionally placed along the roadway. Police are canvassing the area and asking neighbors if they have saw anything. The body was on Knapp just East of Oliver.
Sources are reporting a serious stabbing incident
Stabbing victim reported near Knapp and Oliver Road.
That is up near the Shirland/Rockton area.
Reports of a stabbing victim in the ditch.
Unconfirmed reports are saying this is possibly a fatality.