Just before 11 pm police were dispatched for a suspicious person on Kilburn.
Just before 11 pm police were dispatched for a suspicious person on Kilburn.
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.
On Thursday August 30, 2018 at 8:29 p.m. Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a shooting victim. The victim suffered from a non life threatening gunshot injury. The victim indicated he was in the 600 block of St. Louis Ave. when he was struck by the gunfire.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Several sources are reporting the Rockford Memorial Hospital/Mercy Health Hospital on N Rockton ave, is currently on lockdown.
Several officers are at the emergency room area.
We been told that there is at least one shooting victim. It is not yet clear if the shooting happened at the ER, or if the victim was brought to the ER from a different location.
RPD has yet to release info on this. Still developing
Sources are reporting the local police were chasing a vehicle at high speeds on the East side.
The vehicle crashed in the area of Broadway and 31st.
Sounds like the suspects fled on foot, but not confirmed.
Several police officers and police K-9 are on scene.
Photos are on our Facebook Page
Sources reporting a scene at the Target on E State st around 3 pm today.
A lot of police officers at the scene.
Unknown what happened, due to the encryption.
Call log shows it to be “Other Disorderly Conduct”
Note: In the past, RPD has labeled shooting victim calls as this.
Unknown what happened, other than there was a lot of police officers at the Target and their call log shows “Other Disorderly Conduct”
Update: There was a disorderly customer who was suspected to have mental health issues who was very upset and disgruntled with other customers and store employees.
UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner said the victim is 21 year old Jordan Lilly of Rockford
One victim has passed away. Another is in serious condition. Unknown on the 3rd victims condition. Police believe a fight at a party, led to the shooting. Still no suspect information at this time. Still developing
Around 3:20 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched for a multiple shooting victim call.
There are reports of at least three people that were shot.
One victim was shot at least 2 times in the chest.
Two victims were located near Sablewood and Halsted.
A third victim was on Sablewood.
No suspect information.
Several police officers have a vehicle surrounded on the road in front of the Walmart by the Dairy Queen.
At least one man was in handcuffs, according to the sources.
At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened. Due to the police encryption. Once we find out more information, we will update this. Check back later for updates.
Today there has been several vehicle fires in the Rockford area.
The latest vehicle that is on fire, is near Genoa st in Rockford. That happened shortly after 5 pm today.
The video below was taken by Salvador near Washington st this afternoon.
Unknown if all these vehicle fires are related. No other information is available
Around 2:20 am this morning, several sources are reporting a scene in Loves Park.
As you know details are minimal right now, due to the encryption.
Sources are reporting, Several police officers are in the 300 block of Hosmer in Loves Park.
Also many officers at the nearby intersections.
Sounds like this is currently a police perimeter. Unknown what the original call was or any suspect information.
We will update this, as the updates become available
Andrea Arteaga: I saw the cops drive by and went and sat on my porch. A minimum of four police cars were within my view. After about 10 minutes on my porch three officers with a k-9 started up and down my street. Once they were in my front yard they asked If I had seen a black male in a hoodie running around. I said no and they just kept searching onto the next block. From what I could tell they never caught anyone.
Around midnight the North Park Fire Department were dispatched for an attic fire.
It happened in the 800 block of Kingsley in Machesney Park.
The residents were able to safely escape and no injuries were reported.
The fire is believed to may have started in the attic area.
The resident believes it was an electrical issue, because they could hear the buzzing sound of the electricity. They pulled the circuit breakers and still heard the noise. There was smoke inside the house, then they evacuated.
When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they confirmed smoke was showing and a MABAS (Mutual Aid) was toned out for other area fire departments to assist.
The Red Cross was called in to help the victims.
Flash Flooding Video In Rockford, on 23rd ave.
(Might have to wait a minute for the video to load)
The driver, Daniel Sundell helped push the stranded vehicles out of the flooded roadway.
He saw random strangers, stranded in the flooded waters.
And used his truck to help the victims out of the flooded waters.
Details are minimal right now.
Rockford Fire Department is battling another abandoned structure fire in Rockford
This fire scene is in the 900 block of Kishwaukee st. (Just north of Behr Metal, on the West side of the road)
The structure has a Red X on it, so it is safe to assume it is abandoned .
No reports of injuries at this time. RFD went into defensive mode.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Kishwaukee st is closed down North of Broadway, South of 3rd. So avoid Kishwaukee st
UPDATE: This was a shooting incident. Possible suspect in custody.
Victim was shot at least one time. A Silver Chevy Malibu was reported to be a part of the scene.
Several sources are reporting there are several police officers including the crime scene unit at a scene on Rockford’s West side. It happened in the area of Huffman Blvd near Halsted Rd. At the time of writing this, all we can confirm is there is a scene with numerous police officers there. RPD is encrypted and has yet to release information. Check back later for possible updates.
Paul Engelbrecht: They have two scenes. One on Halstead and the other around the corner on Huffman.
Kelly Nielson I live next door, was about ten squads and two crime scene Vans. Wouldn’t comment
This afternoon several emergency personnel were on scene of an accident.
A vehicle has crashed into an apartment complex near Auburn st, in the 2200 block.
No injuries were reported at the time of writing this.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Still developing, avoid the area.
Sources said this might be a hit and run accident, but not confirmed
UPDATE: RPD said they were at Dahlquist Park earlier today and found a body. It appears to be a suicide according to the RPD. They are not releasing anymore information on this right now, but plan on releasing a statement later on. As soon as they do, we will update this.
Several sources are reporting a scene with a lot of police officers and a police K-9 dog. It happened in the area of Dahlquist Park in Rockford. Neighbors tell RS they heard gunshots in the same area last night. Also this is the same area where they unconfirmed found a missing teens vehicle. Unknown if it is related to either incident. All we can confirm right now, is numerous police officers on scene and are not letting anyone near the park. We will post updates as they become available
UPDATE: RPD call log
UPDATE: RS fans Jill, said someone was breaking into vehicles at Happy Wok, and police were searching the area for the suspects.
Several sources are reporting a scene near N Main
Several police officers are working a scene behind the area of N Main by the Whiskey Bar and Skateco area.
Reports of a police perimeter and a police K-9 searching for someone.
Unknown what happened at this time, We can not confirm this due to the police encryption and the police have yet to release information.
Sources are reporting the police perimeter is from the Rock River along the train tracks, to N Main
If information becomes available, we will post updates
Several sources have told us there is a scene in Machesney Park.
It happened near Marquette School.
Numerous police officers and a police K-9 unit are on scene.
Sources say that it appears they are searching for a suspect in the area.
Unknown on suspect information, due to the encryption.
We will update this, when information becomes available
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:25 AM Rockford Police Officers responded to 11 Street and the East bound on-ramp to HWY 20 for a serious traffic crash involving a single motorcycle. Initial information indicated a 27 year old male driver lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a ditch. The driver was then rushed to an area hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
The Rockford Police Crash Reconstruction Team was mobilized and is conducting an ongoing investigation. No further information to be released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900.
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