Sources are reporting a scene last night around 9:30 pm. It happened in the area of Alpine and American. Reports of numerous police on scene and several more working a perimeter. At least one police K-9 unit was also assisting. It happened at the gas station near this location. We have been told there was a robbery and someone fled. But as you know police are encrypted and have not released any information.
Sources were reporting several officers working a scene on the East side around 1 am near Southworth and Hamilton.
Note: There was a robbery in the area earlier, near Sawyer. (CLICK HERE)
I went to work the scene and saw the police transport van, and several officers on scene.
It is unclear what happened. We were told there was another robbery near this location. And sounds like the suspects are possibly on a robbery spree. But RPD has not confirmed this. (Or release any information, or log this scene into their call logs)
They have not logged this call into their police call logs.
So it unknown what happened.
RPD is encrypted and have not released any information on this scene.
RPD call log shows this as an assist (backup) call. Rockford PD and Winnebago County Sheriff were on scene. Winnebago County Sheriff has nothing in their call logs on this call.
We can confirm the scene is near Rockton and Winnebago. Several officers are on scene. A U-Haul truck has hit a white vehicle near this area. RS source Jamie said the alleged suspects jumped out of the moving truck and fled from police, while letting the truck drive on its own. Which appears to have ended up crashing into the white vehicle in the photos.
We were told there was a shooting incident this was related too. But police have not confirmed anything or released any information on this scene, so that part is still unconfirmed.
Unknown if the suspects were taken into custody or if they are still roaming free in the streets of Rockford still.
Original reports said approx. 20 officers were working the scene.
After we posted this many sources said there was way more than 20 officers that were working the scene.
Jamie A. “My boyfriend just nearly got hit by a huge U-Haul 2 passengers jumped out, let the U-Haul ghost ride it was coming towards his car along with 15 to 20 squads!!!!”
Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford.
Approx. 20 officers are working a scene on the West side.
Sounds like it might be a perimeter, and they are searching for someone.
We were told shots were fired in the area, and they are searching for the suspects. But as you know local police are encrypted and have not released any information on the suspects or the incident.
Police are reported to be near the following areas: Acorn, Jefferson, Winnebago, Rockton ave, Kilburn. All in the area and nearby neighborhoods.
Source said: “Some guy stole a U-Haul from Beloit then robbed the marijuana dispensary. They chased him from Beloit to here, he jumped out and ran. They brought the k9s out. They did not find him. But they got all the weed back….And said the possibly know who the alleged suspects are.
No police departments have confirmed this or released any information on this incident.
Sources are reporting a scene involving several officers and a police K-9. It happened near Parkside. Reports are saying it appears they are searching for a suspect(s) in the area. They also have a vehicle stopped nearby and are also searching that vehicle as well. No other information at this time.
Sources updated us and said the suspect is a black male around 20 years old wearing a white shirt, khaki pants.
Sources were reporting a vehicle hit a pole on Montague in Rockford overnight.
A van was traveling on Montague when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a secondary utility pole.
The pole was snapped and hanging at a slant.
It appears the van was traveling westbound (East on Court st) hit the pole, then went back into the roadway and into oncoming traffic, and up onto the curb and sidewalk, then back into the roadway again ending up approx. near Court st.
There was moderate to heavy damage to the front of the van. Unknown on injuries. I did not see an ambulance while I was at the scene. I saw the van, 2 RPD officers investigating and a Comed truck. A subject was in the back seat of a squad car. Unknown if they were arrested or not.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the RPD